Monthly Archives: January 2013

Obituaries 01-23-2013

January 23, 2013
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Walter Bruce Well Known Revere Beach Bartender, Member of Revere Elks, Special Needs School Bus Driver Walter M. Bruce, a lifelong Revere native, died January 19 at Genesis of Wakefield following a brief illness. He was 76 years old.Born in Chelsea, he lived in Revere all his life and was a 1954 graduate of...

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Bird’s Eye View

January 16, 2013
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Bird’s Eye View

A worker at the new Wonderland Plaza Deck on Revere Beach puts some finishing touches this week on the elevator that will operate from the deck to the street level. Workers on the project have been taking advantage of warmer weather to button up the details of the deck and pedestrian bridge project. The...

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Flu Bug Hits Residents Hard

January 16, 2013
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Flu Bug Hits Residents Hard

Welcoming in 2013 for a good many people in the area has come with a cough, a sneeze and a wheeze. An active and early flu season hit large segments of the population starting in mid-December, and that sickness seemed to amplify to a greater degree after the new year – stockpiling emergency rooms,...

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Wynn is In: Suffolk Downs Owners Ready for Challenge; Four Seeking to Get Sole Area Casino License

January 16, 2013
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Wynn is In: Suffolk Downs Owners Ready for Challenge; Four Seeking to Get Sole Area Casino License

Surprise and intrigue came late Tuesday for those following the casino discussion, with one mysterious proposal from Chicago develop Neil Bluhm joining proposals by Las Vegas gaming magnate Steve Wynn, Suffolk Downs owners and an older proposal in Milford as Phase I casino license applicants in Greater Boston – each paying a $400,000 licensing...

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Seeking Recognition for 141 Women from Revere Who Served in WWII

January 16, 2013
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Last Memorial Day, Eileen Merullo had the special task of reading from the list of Revere’s war dead. As she read off a portion of the names of the Revere boys killed during World War II, she remembered those young men on the list and recalled several fond memories of days long gone. But...

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Housing Officials Say No to Gov’s New Plan

January 16, 2013
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Calling it a political move by Beacon Hill bureaucrats sitting behind desks, Revere Housing Authority (RHA) leaders said this week they are absolutely against a proposal by Gov. Deval Patrick to regionalize all the state’s 240 authorities into six regional operations. The move would likely eliminate all local controls – including the director, Board...

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Not a Great Idea: Regional Housing Authorities a Disservice

January 16, 2013
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Everything in life has its pluses and minuses. But in our view, whatever the pluses may be of Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal to eliminate the 240 local housing authorities and consolidate them into six regional offices are far outweighed by the negatives. The front page story outlines the views of our local officials and...

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Police Briefs 01-16-2013

January 16, 2013
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MONDAY, JANUARY 7 Joshua M. Everett, 25, of Chelsea, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of larceny from a building and two counts of breaking & entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony. Scott A. Labonte, 48, of 673 Revere Beach Blvd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant....

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Middle School Basketball Teams off to a Fine Start

January 16, 2013
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The Revere Middle School basketball season began in successful fashion, with both the boys and girls teams opening with impressive victories over Swampscott. The girls team jumped out to a quick lead, scoring the first 14 points of the game and never looked back. The Lady Patriots played tenacious defense throughout and cruised to...

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Obituaries 01-16-2013

January 16, 2013
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Rita Fontina-Andrews Of Florida, formerly of Revere Rita C. (Yandoli) Fontina-Andrews succumbed to lung cancer on December 13 in Palm Bay, Florida. She was 84 years old. Rita loved people and was well liked. She will be missed by many. Born and raised in Revere where she met her first husband, Anthony J. Fontina...

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Cutting Through the Water

January 9, 2013
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Cutting Through the Water

Raela Oo’Donnell competes in the butterfly during a meet against Marblehead.

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Rizzo Looks to Build on Successes: Standing Room Only at State of City Speech

January 9, 2013
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Rizzo Looks to Build on Successes: Standing Room Only at State of City Speech

With a packed house, Mayor Dan Rizzo delivered his first State of the City Address on Monday night; using the time more for laying out upcoming plans than for revisiting last year’s accomplishments. Virtually every City Department Head, Chief and Board member was in attendance, as well as the entire School Committee, Superintendent Paul...

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Meet The New Officers

January 9, 2013
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Meet The New Officers

The City Council chose its officers on Monday night prior to the State of the City Address, with Councillor Ira Novoselsky (right) taking the reins as the new president in a 10-1 vote and Councillor Jessica Giannino (left) taking over as vice president in a unanimous vote. City Clerk Ashley Melnik (center) was unanimously re-appointed...

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Gaming Deadline Holds More Than One Mystery

January 9, 2013
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By this time next week, everyone interested in the Expanded Gaming horse race will know just who is holding them and who is folding them. The deadline for getting in the casino (or slots) game is coming next Tuesday, Jan. 15th, when all applicants are expected to submit their paperwork and their $400,000 application...

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In One Year,correggio Wins Battle of the Bulge

January 9, 2013
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When the calendar turned to 2012 last January, City Councillor John Correggio vowed to lose some weight. His doctor had challenged him to lose weight, and he knew he had to do something. Like many do at the first of every year, Correggio set out on a path to knock off a few pounds...

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Carey Excels in Dancing

January 9, 2013
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Courtney Carey is a young woman of many talents but dancing has always been a special avocation for her. She was a four-year varsity cheerleader and a member of the dance team at St. Mary’s High School in Lynn where she helped lead the teams to several championships. An honor roll student and a...

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State of City Full of Good News

January 9, 2013
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Mayor Dan Rizzo delivered his State of the City address on Monday night – his first since taking office last January – and it was certainly full of information, good news and deserved optimism. Make no mistake, there are some challenges coming. Mid-year cuts to the City’s local aid funds from the state. A...

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Novoselsky a Good Choice for President

January 9, 2013
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City Councillor Ira Novoselsky is perhaps one of the few full-time councillors who has yet to wield the gavel as Council President. Though he has been on the Council for many years, he has never had that leading role on the body. Though he has been vice president several times, until now, he has...

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Police Briefs 01-09-2013

January 9, 2013
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DECEMBER 31 Jason M. Carangelo, 41, of 30 Park Ave., was arrested on charges of assault & battery and intimidation of a witness. JANUARY 2 George C. Ryan, 59, of Lowell, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Jason Evans Marden, 30, of Boston, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a Class E...

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RHS Sports Roundup

January 9, 2013
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Girls rebound to beat Peabody The Revere High girls basketball team split its two games this past week, falling to Beverly, 51-39, Friday evening, but then bouncing back to defeat Peabody, 54-43. The Lady Patriots endured what head coach Katelyn Leonard termed “a rough game from start to finish” against Beverly. ” We shot...

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