Monthly Archives: March 2013

Holy Week Masses

March 28, 2013
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Holy Week Masses

Palm Sunday was a busy day at area churches, as the anticipation of Holy Week and Easter weekend was on everyone’s mind.Father George Butera of St. Anthony’s waves the palms and greets the parishioners. Meanwhile, Joseph Bitto plays the part of Jesus in a Passion Play performed by the St. Anthony’s youth group during...

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Boy, 14, Mauled by Two Guard Dogs

March 28, 2013
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The blood-curdling screams of 14-year-old Brandon Marchetti could be heard repeatedly on the 9-1-1 tape as 12-year-old Carmen Scoppettuolo – Marchetti’s friend – told Marchetti to roll up in a ball to avoid the relentless attacks of two Rottweilers guarding a construction demolition yard behind Northgate Mall. “Help is coming,” yelled Carmen in a...

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Most Dogs Not Registered or Known to City Officials

March 28, 2013
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The City has made great gains in the last year to license dogs residing in Revere, but still thousands of dogs are potentially unlicensed and unknown to City officials. Per state law, dog owners are required to annually license their dog or dogs with the City Clerk of a municipality and pay a small...

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City Was Rich with Schools

March 28, 2013
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There was a time when Revere Public Schools had no shortage of properties and schools – boasting some 18 properties in its envelope of schools just a few short decades ago. In fact, there were so many surplus schools in the late 1970s and early 1980s, that the City couldn’t get rid of them...

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‘The Way’ Offers Many Catholics a Way Back to the Faith

March 28, 2013
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As people filed into the lower hall of Immaculate Conception Church (IC) on Monday night, there was a great deal of excitement, conversation and sharing with one another. People were genuinely happy to see one another. They were also excited to begin the fifth-week of their eight-week class on the Neocatechumenal Way – also...

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Is There an Alternative?

March 28, 2013
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The meeting by the State Department of Transportation on the ethanol trains coming into our community using the existing commuter rails, certainly was not what the many residents and officials wanted to hear. The state officials basically said that there is very little to be done to stop the project. We know that we...

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A Terrible Tragedy

March 28, 2013
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The mauling of a 14 year-old boy by guard dogs is a tragedy for our community. Our prayers go out to the victim who is in the hospital and to his family – the Marchettis. We hope that our city officials will take the time and do their homework in finding a solution so...

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Police Briefs 02-27-2013

March 28, 2013
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MONDAY, MARCH 18 Jermaine Kelley, 27, of 179 Constitution Ave., was arrested on charges of assault & battery upon a police officer, disorderly conduct, and making a threat to commit a crime. Christopher L. Kibbitt, 28, of 10 Yeamans St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of illegal possession of a...

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Healthy Living Program at Revere Karate

March 28, 2013
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Drawing on her own challenges with weight loss and healthy eating, the Revere Karate Academy’s Doreen DiRienzo has put together an innovative, 10-week course to help participants change to healthier behaviors and lifestyles. The program has been dubbed ’10 weeks to a healthier you’ and will include a weekly fitness/cardio workout, nutrition classes and...

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Obituaries 02-27-2013

March 28, 2013
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Victor Niles Paananen College Professor, Dean, Author and Political Activist Victor Niles Paananen of Revere died of cancer on March 24 in Cambridge. He was 75 years old. Born in Ashtabula, Ohio on Jan. 31, 1938 to Niles and Anni (Iloranta) Paananen, he was a graduate of Ashtabula Harbor High in 1956, Harvard University...

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Opiate Summit: A Serious Success: Sometimes Walking Away is the Best Decision

March 22, 2013
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Opiate Summit: A Serious Success: Sometimes Walking Away is the Best Decision

When Janet Calcagno discovered her son Michael – then 13 – was smoking marijuana and drinking, the comfortable Saugus family took every step possible to put a stop to it and send him a zero tolerance message. However, those efforts and the structured home they had always provided him were no match for the...

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Three Cheers for the Moms!

March 22, 2013
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Three Cheers for the Moms!

The RHS cheering parents who have long supported their children finally got their turn in the spotlight at Myrtle Beach, SC, this past weekend. The team brought home another victory. Parents: Darryln Beliveau, Michelle Iacoiello, Kelly Capozzi, Lisa Pesce, Janice Russo, Laurie Godino, Gina Derosier, Tracy D’Elia, Michelle Mazza and Coaches Julianne Esposito, Kristina...

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Parishes in Revere Mirroring Excitement Felt Around the World over Pope’s Election

March 22, 2013
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Parishes across Revere and Chelsea are seemingly giving a big thumbs up to last week’s Vatican vote to elevate Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the position of Pope Francis. They like that he’s an Italian immigrant. They like that he’s from the Americas. They like that he speaks Spanish. And they like the fact...

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Shillelagh Shenanigans

March 22, 2013
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Shillelagh Shenanigans

Eileen McCann shows off her authentic Shillelagh from the old country, and indicated she wasn’t afraid to use it if the occasion presented itself. She was one of many seniors that came out last Thursday decked in green for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon at the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center.

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Police Investigate Quadruple Stabbing

March 22, 2013
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Revere Police are investigating a gang-related incident from late Saturday night on Broadway where four young men were stabbed viciously – two of them in the chest. All four victims survived the attack, but have injuries – police said. Around 11 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to the Broadway House of Pizza for a...

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Slavery in Revere?

March 22, 2013
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Shackles, masters and African slave labor don’t tend to be the things most often associated with Colonial New England, but that “peculiar institution” so common in the Deep South during Colonial times was just as popular in Revere. Revere historian Jeff Pearlman is used to getting strange looks when he talks about how slavery...

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Della Russo Stadium

March 22, 2013
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The vote last week by the Revere City Council to authorize $5.5M bonding for the refurbishment of Harry Della Russo Stadium is long overdue and needs to be commended. In these tough times to spend money on re-doing a park may seem like a project that can be put on hold until better times. ...

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City Announces New Mobile Application to Report Potholes, Graffiti and Other Issues

March 22, 2013
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Since taking office in January of 2012, Mayor Daniel Rizzo has been committed to implementing new technologies that will engage the citizens of Revere in new innovative ways. Online surveys, Facebook, Twitter, and an Email Newsletter have all been used in order to reach residents. Starting March 30, residents will be able to use...

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The Changing Face of Revere

March 22, 2013
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To the Editor: People have been saying for sometime now that the City of Revere is changing right before our eyes. I had always resisted such a notion, feeling that the Revere I grew up in hasn’t changed much at all. It was a destination for immigrants then, when my grandparents came from Italy...

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Well-earned Wages

March 22, 2013
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To the Editor: I am writing in response to “The City Payroll”, published on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. This article raised some important questions regarding public sector employee wages, and although I fully agree that our dwindling budget could be put towards the community itself rather than increasing salaries, I am inclined to oppose...

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