Monthly Archives: July 2010

Leaving his office, not school – Cammarata steps down as Garfield principal, but he will continue to work as an educator

July 22, 2010
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Leaving his office, not school – Cammarata steps down as Garfield principal, but he will continue to work as an educator

Sal Cammarata’s days of walking the halls of the Garfield Elementary School as its principal may have come to an end this year, but he’s not ready for the grandpa hammock just yet. In fact, while his days in the teaching world might be done, the popular principal said that his days in the...

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Reinstein: Casino legislation is progressing

July 22, 2010
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As Gov. Deval Patrick seems to be in the mood to sink the casino gambling ship, others closer to Revere are working behind the scenes to make sure it stays afloat. State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein (D-Revere) was tapped earlier this month to be one of six members of a carefully selected state legislative conference...

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Former coach, schools remain at odds over his dismissal last year

July 22, 2010
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The former Revere High School (RHS) softball coach has thrown a curveball to the school system with a Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) filing that blames age discrimination for ending his long career as the team’s skipper. Joe Nichinello, who had coached the team for 35 years until this past year, claimed that he...

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Rampage win state title

July 22, 2010
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The Revere Rampage, a 10-under girls softball all-star team representing the St. Mary’s Babe Ruth Softball League, are writing their own summer success story. The Rampage are riding high after winning the Massachusetts state championship July 11 in Plymouth. Revere won all four of its games in the seven-team, double-elimination tournament: 10-7 over Kingston;...

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A Big-Time Draw – Sandsculpting Festival brings positive attention to Revere Beach

July 22, 2010
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The Sand Sculpture contest once again succeeded in putting Revere Beach on the Internet all over the world and into the big Boston dailies and in so doing portrayed Revere Beach as the place to be. The crowds were huge, coming in great waves beginning Wednesday and spilling over into the weekend. The sand...

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Good Luck, Dr. Garcia – New RHS Principal is the right man for the right position

July 22, 2010
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Dr. Lourenço Garcia will have his hands full succeeding David DeRuosi as the principal of Revere High School, but we understand from many sources that he is abundantly qualified for the task. DeRuosi did an outstanding job. He brought Revere High School accomplishments in academics to a brilliant new high and there was a...

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Arrest Report 07-22-2010

July 22, 2010
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MONDAY, JULY 12 Richard J. Prader, 25, of East Boston, was arrested on charges of breaking & entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, larceny of property over $250, attempting to commit a crime, illegal possession of a Class B controlled narcotic substance, and two counts of malicious destruction of property...

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Obituaries 07-22-2010

July 22, 2010
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Arthur Dennison Lifelong Revere resident Arthur R Dennison, a lifelong resident of Revere, died at Prospect House in Revere on July 8. He was 92 years old. Mr. Dennison was born and raised in Revere and was a 1935 graduate of Revere High School. He served in the US Army during World War II...

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Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival 2010

July 16, 2010
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The Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival kicked off on Revere Beach Monday. Sculptors from around the country will converge on Revere Beach the rest of this week and all weekend. The annual event brings in nearly 500,000 people throughout the week. These photos are from Tuesday morning when sculptors and organizers were working on the...

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She has no equal – Emily Deveau is a highly-skilled — and totally committed —horseback rider

July 15, 2010
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She has no equal – Emily Deveau is a highly-skilled — and totally committed —horseback rider

Emily Deveau is the best athlete at Revere High School whom you’ve probably never seen in competition. That’s because the 16-year-old RHS senior isn’t performing her feats of athleticism at Hill Park or the Merullo Fieldhouse. Deveau has been winning a slew of ribbons far away from this city and she’s preparing to become...

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Grand sand – Festivities run through this weekend

July 15, 2010
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Grand sand – Festivities run through this weekend

Revere Beach looks glorious. The seawater is warm. The Sun is beating down. And for the seventh year in a row, professional sand sculptors have set to work in making stunning pieces of art out of the Beach sand. The Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival is in full swing this week, with sculptors arriving...

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Churches worried about what casinos will mean for Bingo games

July 15, 2010
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Churches worried about what casinos will mean for Bingo games

If casinos get their cha-ching, then local church Bingo games fear their cards may suffer a blackout. Speaking rather frankly, Father Michael Guarino of St. Anthony’s Church told the Journal this week that he has some “very serious concerns” about the effects of a casino on his church’s weekly Bingo night. “To be honest,...

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RHS tabs Woonsocket educator as its new principal

July 15, 2010
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Dr. Lourenço Garcia will succeed David DeRuosi as principal of Revere High School

Adios Woonsocket. Or, should we say, Au Revoir Woonsocket, or maybe even Nasvidenje Woonsocket (Russian). Whatever the language, new Revere High School (RHS) principal Lourenço Garcia – fluent in numerous languages – has the capability of using it to bid farewell to his old school and hello to RHS. Revere Public Schools administrators made the...

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A Big Weekend – Sandcastle Festival will draw huge crowds

July 15, 2010
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In this, the seventh year of the Sand Castle Competition on Revere Beach is expected to draw the largest crowds ever in its history. Each year the competition has drawn larger and larger crowds as the event morphs from something that was tried out to something that has begun to institutionalize itself as the...

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Church Bingo – There’s sure to be ways to fill the void

July 15, 2010
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It comes to pass that if casino gambling comes to Suffolk Downs, St. Anthony’s Church and other churches that offer bingo, will likely lose important streams of income that keep the churches going. At St. Anthony’s, for instance, a church bingo raises approximately $200,000 a year to defray the cost of running the church...

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Zoning Approval – Changes make good business sense

July 15, 2010
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The Zoning Board of Appeals has passed a set of zoning changes as requested by local Attorney Gerry D’Ambrosio for his clients, Eurovest Development. These changes, in the works for many years, and required for the development of Ocean Street, allow for some buildings to be a few stories higher, in addition to other...

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Arrest Report 07-15-2010

July 15, 2010
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MONDAY, JULY 5 Christina M. Jeffery, 19, of 11 Cove St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Kevin Sem, 30, of Lynn, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor. Roberto H. Solis, 37, of Lynn, was arrested on charges of two counts of violating a...

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Obituaries 07-15-2010

July 15, 2010
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Paul Loiselle Vietnam Veteran Paul J. Loiselle, a lifelong Chelsea resident, died unexpectedly at his home on June 27. He was 69 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1959. He entered the US Air Force in September of 1959 and served until January...

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Showing their cards – Suffolk Downs unveils design plans for casino and hotel

July 8, 2010
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Showing their cards – Suffolk Downs unveils design plans for casino and hotel

If the legislature finishes the expanded gambling bill and sends it on to the governor for his signature – and if the governor signs it – Suffolk Downs is ready to jump into the future with a resort style gaming and entertainment complex. Suffolk Downs’ ownership is prepared to begin immediately with dramatic renovations...

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Kelly’s celebrates its 59th anniversary

July 8, 2010
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Call it a mid-life crisis or just good business in a down economy, but on the 59th Anniversary of Kelly’s Roast Beef, the restaurant chain is unveiling several new changes. Kelly’s celebrated its 59th year in business – starting right on Revere Beach at the corner of the Boulevard and Oak Island Street –...

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