Monthly Archives: February 2013

Reveretv Doubles Studio Space and Now Focusing on Member Drive

February 26, 2013
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Reveretv Doubles Studio Space and Now Focusing on Member Drive

One of the largest, most advanced television studios in the area can be found right above a bank. That’s because above the bank is the state-of-the-art new home of RevereTV, the city’s non-profit community access station. In preparation for their 5th year anniversary, the station moved from the fourth floor of the Citizen’s Bank building...

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$25,000 Grant to Revere Chamber

February 20, 2013
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$25,000 Grant to Revere Chamber

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo obtained a $25,000 grant from the Massachusetts Office of Business Development to launch a pilot business development and education program for the Revere Chamber of Commerce. In the photo above Speaker DeLeo presents the check to Chamber President Bob Upton as Immediate Past President Laura D’Amico and...

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Technology Gives Forecasters Advantage in Predicting Storms

February 20, 2013
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Technology Gives Forecasters Advantage in Predicting Storms

When satellites weren’t circling in orbit and radar didn’t scan the skies for every perceptible piece of precipitation, storms such as the blizzard ‘Nemo’ came upon residents of Revere with very little warning – sometimes with no warning at all. That is in stark contrast to the situation today, where weather forecasts for a...

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Councillors Upset over Spending for McKinley School

February 20, 2013
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It was like getting the check at Abe & Louie’s Restaurant after a large feast without restrictions – a total shock, in other words. A bond authorization for the full cost of the new McKinley School – now officially dubbed the Staff Sgt. James J. Hill School – has City Councillors infuriated and doing...

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Foxwoods Seeks License in Greater Boston Region: List of Entrants Also Includes Suffolk Downs and Wynn

February 20, 2013
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It seemed that Massachusetts was trying to steer people away from Foxwoods when it passed it’s expanded gaming law in 2011, but now it just might be Foxwoods that Massachusetts gamblers flock to once again as the Connecticut casino giant entered the battle last week for a resort casino license in Greater Boston (Region...

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Restiano Receives MVP Award

February 20, 2013
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The coaches in the Northeastern Conference have affirmed what everyone in this city has known for a long time: Gena Restiano is one of the best basketball players in Revere High School history. Restiano, a four-year varsity player and co-captain of the current team, has received the conference’s Most Valuable Player award by a...

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The Cold Temperatures

February 20, 2013
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We were spoiled after last week’s balmy temperatures.  We agree that the Blizzard of 2013 was not much fun especially if you had to do the snow shoveling, but the temperatures last week were enjoyable.  But Sunday and Monday came and back into the deep freeze we went. Of course for many of us,...

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Police Briefs 02-20-2013

February 20, 2013
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11 Melvin J. Myers, 49, of 5 Beachland Ave., was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and malicious destruction of property over $250. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13  .Jonathan Louis Simon, 20, of Boston, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Raul Reynaldo Ochoa, 34, of Chelsea, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY...

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RHS Sports Roundup

February 20, 2013
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RHS hockey team earns Senior Night shutout win The Revere High hockey team celebrated Senior Night in fine fashion with a well-played 2-0 victory over Lynn Saturday evening at Cronin Rink. “The team really put it all together,” said RHS heads coach Joe Ciccarello. “We played unselfish hockey at both ends of the ice...

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Obituaries 02-20-2013

February 20, 2013
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Edythe Levine Of Revere Edythe (Borodkin) Levine of Revere passed away on February 16. She was 92 years old. The beloved wife of the late Harry Saul Levine, she was the devoted mother of Phyllis Levenson and her late husband, Barry, Roberta Dupont and her husband, James and Steven Levine and his wife, Laurie...

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The Blizzard of 2013: Mountains of Snow Couldn’t Sink Revere Residents, Work Crews

February 13, 2013
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The Blizzard of 2013: Mountains of Snow Couldn’t Sink Revere Residents, Work Crews

While warmer temperatures over the last few days have erased a bit of the memory and the mounds of snow from the Blizzard of 2013, city officials and many residents (especially their backs!) have yet to completely forget the high winds and heavy snow that blanketed Revere over a period of 18 hours last...

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Speak Now, and Hold Your Peace

February 13, 2013
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Poor “Vinnie” just talked to much last Wednesday. Had he stopped just one minute from his obscenity-laced, threat-laden telephone rant, he might have realized that he was speaking to a police officer and not the Beachmont man he was hot to pulverize with his fists. Had he just stopped, even for one second, he...

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The Blizzard of 2013

February 13, 2013
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The Blizard of 2013 has been put into the record books.  And for those of us old enough  to remember the Blizzard if 1978, we have survived both these natural catastrophes. Reflecting on the aftermath of the two storms and their effects on our city is a story of night and day. Who can...

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Police Briefs 02-13-2013

February 13, 2013
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Frank B. Spingel, 43, of Boston, was arrested on charges of mayhem and intimidation of a witness. Jonathan M. Coraine,  26, of Whitman, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, illegal possession of a Class A controlled...

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Revere High Sports Roundup

February 13, 2013
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Girls indoor track teams tops Saugus The Revere High girls indoor track team ended its season on a winning note last Wednesday, defeating Saugus 49-36 at the Merullo Fieldhouse.  The victory ensured the Lady Patriots of a winning season, their first in three years. The meet was a hard-fought battle throughout, with the teams...

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Obituaries 02-13-2013

February 13, 2013
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Catherine Texera Paralegal and Advocate for Homeless, Underprivileged, Elderly and Disenfranchised Catherine M. (Forgione) Texera died at her Revere home on February 10 after a three year battle with cancer. She was 66 years old. Born in Boston, she lived in Revere for most of her life and was a 1964 graduate of Revere...

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Many Contingencies in the Works if Snowstorm Turns Ugly; Predictions Are Still Shaky and Flooding Threat Won’t Be Known Until 6 A.m. Saturday; City Urges Coastal Residents to Pay Close Attention to Tide Warnings Early Saturday

February 8, 2013
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The City is preparing to call a snow emergency at noon today (Friday) and Mayor Dan Rizzo has announced he will hold a public information meeting in the City Council Chambers at 1 p.m. (Friday). It will be broadcast live on local cable. A number of contingencies have already been planned, and residents are...

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A Total Remake: State Announces $2.7M Grant to Revamp Della Russo Stadium

February 6, 2013
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A Total Remake: State Announces $2.7M Grant to Revamp Della Russo Stadium

Welcome home, Revere outdoor track team. It’s been years since the Revere High School (RHS) outdoor track team has been able to have a home meet, and even more years since the RHS football team has been able to play on a surface that wasn’t transformed into a wavy dirt patch by midseason. All...

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Cursive Writing Becoming a Lost Art

February 6, 2013
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Cursive Writing Becoming a Lost Art

Staff members in the Revere Building Department knew something was amiss in their filing cabinets when the P’s turned up in the B’s. Things then escalated a when the I’s suddenly were found in the L’s. After a bit of investigating, Building Department Clerk Valerie Moscone turned up the culprit: the high school interns...

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Budget Buster Looms at Garfield

February 6, 2013
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City and school officials are bracing for what could be a structural catastrophe at the Garfield School – a catastrophe in the sense that the repair bill could become a budget buster. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, apparently a large concrete panel on the outer façade of the Garfield School – specifically on...

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