Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sandy Gives a Light Punch to Revere

October 31, 2012
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Sandy Gives a Light Punch to Revere

While conditions were much worse south of the Boston area, Revere took some punches as Hurricane Sandy rolled in with Tropical Storm force winds on Monday afternoon, creating some mean looking seas and a situation that was no joking matter. Often, weather reports become exaggerated, and once a storm gets to the Revere area,...

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Developers Learn About Opportunities at Economic Summit

October 31, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo said in a letter to attendees at the Economic Development Summit held Friday at the Comfort Inn in Revere that he wanted to “send a strong message to regional and national developers that Revere is open for business and ready to work with anyone interested in helping us realize our full...

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Be Sure to Vote: It’s Your Choice….and It’s a Big One

October 31, 2012
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The pundits have proclaimed that the upcoming Presidential election presents the starkest contrast between the candidates of the major parties in generations. And for once, we agree with the pundits. The gaping chasm separating Democratic President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on virtually every issue facing our nation, and their vision...

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Police Briefs 10-31-2012

October 31, 2012
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 22  Bryan McDonald, 24, of Arlington, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failing to stop for a police officer, and reckless operation of a motor vehicle. He also was cited for the civil motor vehicle infraction of speeding. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23  Joseph A. DeSimone, 36, of Everett,...

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U.S. Senate Race

October 31, 2012
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The choice between Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren and Republican incumbent Scott Brown also is dramatic. Warren supports the tax and economic policies of Pres. Obama and the Democrats, while Brown favors Romney’s tax and defense spending plans (see above). On the social issues, Warren is pro-choice and pro-gay marriage. Although Brown says he too,...

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Three Ballot Questions

October 31, 2012
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There are three ballot questions for Massachusetts voter to decide. We urge all voters to read the questions ahead of time, either on-line on the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office or in the pamphlets that went out to every voter from the Secretary of State. In addition, there are opinions offered on each question...

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Patriots Look to Rebound Against Classical

October 31, 2012
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A hurricane, in the form of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin football team,  blew into town  a few days ahead of the real thing and wreaked havoc on the Revere High football team, 34-6, at Harry Della Russo Stadium Saturday morning. Maybe it was the unaccustomed Saturday AM start. Or maybe it was all...

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Obituaries 10-31-2012

October 31, 2012
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Geraldine O’Connor Florida resident Geraldine A. (Kelliher) O’Connor of Florida, formerly of Arlington, died on October 26. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph O’Connor; loving mother of John J. O’Connor of Florida; dear sister of the late Jack Kelliher, Eleanor Kelliher, Joan Gallagher, Marilyn Moyer, and Elaine Coleman and is also...

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Picture Portrait

October 24, 2012
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Picture Portrait

Revere’s Tommy Portrait makes his way through to score a touchdown. The Patriots went on to beat Lynn English 31-29 making the Patriots season record 5-1.

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Four Councillors Endorse Brown at Bagel Bin Event

October 24, 2012
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Four Councillors Endorse Brown at Bagel Bin Event

Several Revere City Councillors became the first elected officials locally to make a clear choice in the state’s Senatorial election, with four councillors endorsing Sen. Scott Brown at a Saturday morning rally that featured an appearance by Sen. (and 2008 presidential candidate) John McCain. While most of the councillors and Mayor Dan Rizzo have...

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Romney and Wonderland: Who Did What and When?

October 24, 2012
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As the Presidential race focuses on things national and international, many have forgotten the local angle of former Gov. Mitt Romney and the imprint he left on the state during his one term in office. And one of the imprints locally that has sparked some debate is that of the City’s most important development...

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Councillors, Abutters at Extreme Odds over New Gas Station on Squire Road

October 24, 2012
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Councillors and Sigourney Street neighbors squared off in a contentious public hearing on Monday night regarding a proposed 24-hour gas station on Squire Road. The proposal comes from Joe Prizio and will sit on the site of the former 338 Pub. It is also right next to another large gas station, the Mobile, which...

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Panera Bread Coming to Revere

October 24, 2012
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Panera Bread is apparently looking seriously at sites in Revere in order to locate one of their popular eateries in our city. Those of you who have experienced Panera Bread can attest to the chain restaurant’s great pastries and coffee, breakfasts and lunches and dinners. They make great soup, serve wonderful salads, juices and...

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Suffolk Downs Only Bidder

October 24, 2012
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To date, Suffolk Downs race track is the only bidder for a casino license under the state’s expanded gaming legislation. Suffolk Downs is the only bidder because they have done the leg work to command such a position in the free market place. If Suffolk Downs were running a casual and haphazard effort to...

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Patriots Edge English in Thriller, 31-29

October 24, 2012
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Revere hosts Cambridge Saturday morning at 10:00 Two down and two to go.  The Revere High football team pulled out its biggest victory in more than a generation with a thrilling, come-from-behind, 31-29 triumph over Lynn English Thursday evening at Harry Della Russo Stadium. “This was big, really big, for our program,” said RHS head...

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Police Briefs 10-24-2012

October 24, 2012
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16  Ahkeem A. Tucker, 17, of 303 Cooledge Ave., was arrested on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop for a police officer, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, resisting arrest, and leaving the scene of an accident after causing property damage. Ronald F....

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Obituaries 10-24-2012

October 24, 2012
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Joseph Soriano Retired Chelsea Public Works Dept. Foreman Joseph V. Soriano of Chelsea died on October 20 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was 95 years old. A US Army veteran of World War II and a former member of the Saugus, VFW, he was a former foreman for the Chelsea DPW. The beloved husband...

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The Perfect Pumpkin

October 17, 2012
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The Perfect Pumpkin

The Pumpkin Festival on Revere Beach last Saturday, sponsored by the Revere Beach Partnership, was a hit for families. Here, little Chloe Leng found a pumpkin that was just the right size for her. The annual event featured a “Pumpkin Patch” on the Beach where children 12 and under could choose their own pumpkin...

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Sweet Surprise? Fire at Necco Gave Neighbors More Than They Bargained For

October 17, 2012
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Sweet Surprise? Fire at Necco Gave Neighbors More Than They Bargained For

Giancarlo Pani watched a dark cloud from the Necco Candy Company move over the marsh on Friday, Oct. 5th, towards his Bryant Street home, which sits just 50 feet from the factory. “They must be making candy,” he said to himself as he went to bed. But the cloud didn’t contain the usual sweet...

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A Breakdown of the Most Basic Functions in State Government

October 17, 2012
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It is absolutely beyond belief that one rogue chemist in a relatively unknown drug testing lab in Jamaica Plain could unravel one of the most basic functions of government – protecting the people. As you read this, most likely, inmates throughout the state prison system are preparing to collect their “Get Out of Jail...

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