The Revere Karate Academy has long been located at 144 Broadway in Revere. Recently, the local karate school reopened at their new location: 351 Revere St. State and local elected officials and the Revere Chamber of Commerce were also on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Revere Karate Academy has been in business for over 40 years and was founded by owner Doreen Cogliandro-DiRienzo.
The Cogliandro family – Joe and Andrea Cogliandro, Ward 3 Councillor/Instructor Anthony Cogliandro, Riley Donahue, Tyler Cicco, Roger Belais.
Celebrating 50 years in karate, Instructor Sita Van has been with the Revere Karate Academy from the beginning, and proudly presented a poster of its founder, Doreen Cogliandro-DiRienzo, to hang on the wall of the new location on Revere Street.
Doreen Cogliandro-DiRienzo and Anthony Cogliandro officially cut the ribbon at the Revere Karate Academy’ss new location on Revere Street.
With tears in her eyes at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Doreen “Mrs. C” Cogliandro-DiRienzo thanked Michelle Bianco (left) for her patience and help in making the new location possible. These two dynamic Revere businesswomen have a combined business success in Revere for over 80 years: Bianco with Skin for all Seasons and Doreen with the Revere Karate Academy – and now history has put them at the same location at 351 Revere St.
Revere Karate Academy owner Doreen Cogliandro-DiRienzo with state and local officials and invited special guests, pictured from left to right: Seated: State Rep. Jessica Giannino, Cogliandro-DiRienzo, Ward 1 Councillor JoAnne McKenna; back row: Northeast Metro Tech School Committee member Anthony Caggiano, candidate for Mayor/Councillor-at-Large Gerry Visconti, candidate for Mayor/Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito, owner/Ward 3 Councillor Anthony Cogliandro, candidate for Mayor/Acting Mayor of Revere Patrick Keefe, Ward 5 Councillor John Powers, Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky, Ward 6 Councillor Ricky Serino and John Festa from Revere Planning & Community Development.
Members of the Revere Chamber of Commerce are shown with Revere Karate Academy owner Doreen Cogliandro-DiRienzo and her son, Ward 3 Councillor/Instructor Anthony Cogliandro (both in center) at its new 351 Revere St. location. Chamber members, pictured from left to right: Executive Director Erica Porzio, VP Niles Welch and President Patrick Lospennato.