Archive for September, 2009

Don’t abandon all hope – Problem still exists, but not to such a serious degree

September 24, 2009
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Don’t abandon all hope – Problem still exists, but not to such a serious degree

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There’s not much good news when it comes to the housing stock in Revere these days, but one piece of good news is that it appears the number of abandoned properties has leveled off. Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Director Nick Catinazzo told the Journal that his department has just sent...
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Experienced volleyball team off to a solid start

September 24, 2009
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Experienced volleyball team off to a solid start

How are things going for the Revere High School volleyball team? Very nicely. With eight seniors on the roster and a very solid starting six, the Patriots are off to a 3-2 start in the newly-formed Northeastern Conference/Cape Ann League. The Pats improved to 3-2 with a 3-0 shutout of Wilmington on Monday. Earlier...
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DeLeo holds the cards, and he’s ready to play

September 24, 2009
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DeLeo holds the cards, and he’s ready to play

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There has been a major change in the casino gambling debate, and the source of that change lies in the office of the speaker of the House of Representatives, Revere’s representative, Bob DeLeo (D-Winthrop). This week, DeLeo told the Journal that his long-standing reservation about full-scale casinos has softened because...
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Christian Film Fest begins tomorrow in Revere

September 24, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Faithful crowds will flock to the Showcase Cinemas starting this Thursday as the first annual Greater Boston Christian Film Festival gets rolling in Revere. The festival features several prominent Christian movies for adults and children and will last from September 24 to October 1 – and it’s totally free. Additionally,...
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Overlook has eyes for a hotel

September 24, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There has been no kiss-and-hug relationship between Roseland Development of Overlook Ridge in North Revere and the City Council, but Monday night, everyone got a lot friendlier when the company began talking about a new hotel on Salem Street. Earlier this year, Roseland came to the council asking for a...
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Offense struggles in nonleague loss to the Mustangs

September 24, 2009
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By Pete Legasey For the Journal A week after pulling out an exhilarating overtime win over Northeast Metro, the Revere High Patriots struggled mightily against Medford High. The Pats were unable to conjure any of the magic they performed a week earlier against the Knights and wound up losing, 33-0. “We just plain got...
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One Step Closer – Casinos are starting to look like a sure bet

September 24, 2009
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With the support of Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo now a reality, casino gambling has taken a large, incremental step closer. With State Senate President Therese Murray also on board, this leaves only the governor to weigh in, and the debate will be virtually at an end; although there will be meetings, public...
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Obituaries – 9/23/09

September 24, 2009
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Hilda D’Amico Revere resident Hilda (Taglieri) D’Amico of Revere died on September 14. She was the beloved wife of the late Aggripino "Joe" D’Amico; devoted mother of Lorna D’Amico of Lynnfield; dear sister of Alfred and Leo Taglieri and the late Jean Falabella, Henry, Emilio and Louis Taglieri; and she is also survived by...
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Enduring message – Button memorial will serve as an important reminder of 9/11 for future generations

September 19, 2009
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Enduring message – Button memorial will serve as an important reminder of 9/11 for future generations

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There’s no way to explain terrorism to second-graders. And so, in the days and months and years after September 11, 2001, young children who witnessed the terrible events had a veil of confusion about those events that has only recently been lifted. In the years that have passed since September...
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Future tense – Predicting what Ambrosino’s next job will be has become something of a sport in Revere

September 19, 2009
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Future tense – Predicting what Ambrosino’s next job will be has become something of a sport in Revere

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It seems that these days, when anyone talks about Mayor Tom Ambrosino, the last thing on anyone’s mind is his duties as mayor. For the past year, every month or so there has been discussion about whether or not the mayor might be considering leaving the city’s highest office to...
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Talk is fine, answers would be better

September 19, 2009
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Talk is fine, answers would be better

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A cadre of Revere officials and business people staged their second meeting on Monday to discuss the possibility of expanding gaming coming to the city. A few months ago, city councillors proposed to form a task force to discuss and be prepared for casinos or any type of expanded gaming...
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More is better – Weathers rushes for 165 yards as RHS survives in OT

September 19, 2009
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By Pete Legasey For the Journal Tom Brady’s team wasn’t the only group of Patriots to enjoy a dramatic, season-opening win this week. The Revere High varsity football team thrilled its home fans with a 20-14 overtime win over Northeast Metro RVT on Friday night at Della Russo Stadium. A 1-0 record is always...
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Revere Roundup

September 19, 2009
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Panzini is the front man Whether he finishes first, last, or somewhere in the middle, there’s no doubt that Chris Panzini is the pace setter of the Revere High School boys cross country team. A senior captain and a four-year runner, Panzini stands as the vocal and emotional leader of this year’s squad, which...
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Go All In – Casinos are a better deal than slots

September 19, 2009
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Speaker Robert DeLeo, formerly of East Boston and now of Winthrop, is believed to be in favor of introducing slot machines into the state’s remaining tracks before going to the full casino concept. Speaker DeLeo has his own mind, and lately, he’s not afraid of using it. He has shown an ability to steer...
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Obituaries – 9/17/09

September 19, 2009
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Julia Pardi Revere resident Julia M. (Mancuso) Pardi of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on September 14. She was the beloved wife of the late Domenic, with whom she shared 63 years of marriage; loving mother of Ronald Pardi and his wife, Evelyn, and Diana McManus and her husband, James A. “Tony,” all...
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A head for storytelling

September 12, 2009
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A head for storytelling

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Revere’s Maria Paige knows what it means to turn the page. Sitting with a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean from her condo at the St. George’s on Revere Beach, Maria Paige has penned two psychological thriller novels, and readers say they can’t stop turning the pages. The real mystery,...
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Fox, no hounding – ZipTrip shines a positive spotlight on the city

September 12, 2009
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Fox, no hounding – ZipTrip shines a positive spotlight on the city

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Hundreds of people joined Fox 25’s morning ZipTrip program live on Revere Beach last Friday, giving the city and its beach a very positive plug. The television set was placed in the pavilion across from Kelly’s well before sunrise last Friday. However, that didn’t deter many from gathering around as...
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Opponents succeed in putting the issue to a vote

September 12, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Voters this November will be called to not only decide which candidates they prefer, but also whether or not the schools need to rethink the Family Choice Contraception program offered at the Revere High School’s School-based Health Center. Opponents got a binding question placed on the November ballot this week,...
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Labor Day ‘09 – Fall is calling

September 12, 2009
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Labor Day has come and gone, finishing off the half-summer during this, the fall of our discontent. The government estimates that 14 million Americans are out of work. The unemployment rate is 9.7 percent and rising, although the numbers of those losing jobs is declining. We all know that the world economy was turned...
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Obituaries – 09/10/09

September 12, 2009
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Welton ‘Buddy’ Trainor Mary Eileen Keeley Registered Nurse Mary Eileen (Hurley) Keeley of Oldsmar, Florida, formerly of Revere, died on August 19. A registered nurse, she was a 1941 graduate of Revere High School and a graduate of Whidden Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She was the beloved wife of Col. John M. Keeley,...
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