Archive for May, 2013

It’s Plantin’ Time

May 15, 2013
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It’s Plantin’ Time

Aucella Court resident Norina Colannino turns over her garden to prepare for planting during last week’s warm and sunny weather. She said she has already started her seeds and will be planting tomatoes and Swiss chard this year. She’s lived there for 50 years, since moving over from Eastie. She said the Colannino family...
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City’s Signature Tree

May 15, 2013
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City’s Signature Tree

Each May, the flowering pear trees that now line many of Revere’s roads and developments bloom very distinctly – making them the City’s signature tree. The aesthetically pleasing results are the fruits of City planners over the last 25 years persistently requiring them for each and every project.
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Rizzo to Wynn:’No Thank You’

May 15, 2013
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Wynn Resorts is known for palatial entrances to its resort properties and warm welcomes for its guests, but it will get none of that red carpet treatment from Revere. Mayor Dan Rizzo said the company hasn’t contacted him about negotiating a surrounding community agreement, and he said he probably wouldn’t take the call if...
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Time Limits for Public Housing Units Under Consideration

May 15, 2013
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All over the country, public housing officials agree that many of their residents often suffer from a feeling of entitlement that leads to generations of family members residing in public housing and blocking the way for other needy families who are on wait lists that can span up to 10 years. Now, President Barack...
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Candidates Pull Nomination Papers

May 15, 2013
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As people began to pull papers this week for the City Election season, two seasoned challengers have emerged in the Councillor-at-large race, and a Ward 5 primary election looks to be all but certain. Nomination papers became available at City Hall last Wednesday, May 8th, for the offices of Ward Councillor (six seats), Councillor-at-large...
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Proposed Pay Raises Causes Concerns

May 15, 2013
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“Blindsided” was the word most commonly used by City Councillors Monday evening when describing a last-minute communication from Mayor Dan Rizzo that sought to change the City’s salary ordinance so four non-union department heads could gain significant salary increases. In fact, when the matter was brought up at the end of the meeting, councillors...
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Police Briefs 05-15-2013

May 15, 2013
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MONDAY, MAY 6 Michael T. Aiden, 39, of Reading, was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. David E. Penney, 47, of 376 Ocean Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Jeannette Ashley Hardy, 22, of 80 Park Ave.,  was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Raymond DeFranzo, 21, of 36 Roosevelt St., was arrested...
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Softball Team Defeats Two Top NEC Rivals

May 15, 2013
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The Revere High softball team earned a pair of big victories this past week, defeating Northeastern Conference foes Winthrop and Lynn Classical, both of whom are at the top of the standings in the NEC. In addition, the twin wins boosted the Lady Patriots over the .500 mark to 7-6, significantly improving their chances...
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Obituaries 05-15-2013

May 15, 2013
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Mario Pulicari Worked at Omni Parker House in Boston Mario A. Pulicari of Revere died on May 10. A late employee of the Omni Parker House in Boston, he was the beloved brother of Joseph Pulicari and his wife, Karen of Saugus, Genevieve ‘Jean’ Dacey and her late husband, Robert of Revere and Ronald...
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Interfaith Vigil

May 9, 2013
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Interfaith Vigil

Tuesday evening’s healing Interfaith Vigil on the steps of City Hall featured just about every religion, race and creed coming together in one of the more memorable moments of solidarity in the city’s history. Mayor Dan Rizzo organized elected officials and religious leaders from all faiths to speak and pray for healing from the...
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Everyone’s Friend: Attorney Richard I. Clayman is Remembered Fondly

May 9, 2013
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Everyone’s Friend: Attorney Richard I. Clayman is Remembered Fondly

Revere residents joined many others in filling to capacity Temple Emmanuel in Chelsea Monday for the funeral services of Richard I. Clayman, a noted local attorney who died on May 1. He was 65. The gathering was so immense that people had to stand two deep in the aisles and along the interior walls...
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Kung Fu Fighting

May 9, 2013
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Kung Fu Fighting

Two men took advantage of the warm morning temperatures on Tuesday to do some martial arts training on Revere Beach. Temperatures were warm and inviting on Tuesday, but it is expected to rain and turn colder this week.
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Revere Market Heating Up Again

May 9, 2013
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The perception of Revere being a city on the move has provided a great new branding for the City, but now some believe that the local real estate market is providing some positive new numbers to back up that new brand. Real Estate professionals in the City are reporting that the market is very...
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B & B Cyber Cafe Owners Indicted

May 9, 2013
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The owners of former B&B Cyber Café at the Bell Circle shopping center were indicted Monday, along with their corporation, on charges of operating an illegal slot parlor. “We allege that this business was a front for an illegal gambling operation,” AG Martha Coakley said. “These defendants allegedly violated state gambling laws intended to...
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A Focus on Local Jobs in New Mass Industry

May 9, 2013
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As host cities to a gaming applicant, our focus has always been clear: hiring locally is a mayoral priority.  Over the past several weeks, we have worked together to outline an aggressive approach that will secure local job opportunities within both the East Boston and Revere host communities. For 78 years Suffolk Downs has...
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Richie Clayman: One of a Kind

May 9, 2013
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Whenever the name of Richie Clayman came up in a conversation, the phrase you always heard in reference to him was, “What a great guy.” For those of a certain age and milieu, there was no higher tribute. Richie Clayman was a Baby Boomer who bridged the old and the new. He both understood...
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Police Briefs 05-08-2013

May 9, 2013
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MONDAY, APRIL 29 Yaritza Victorino, 23, of Mattapan, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Michael E. Doody, 44, of 72 Dehon St., was arrested on charges of breaking & entering...
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RHS Boys Track Easily Handles Beverly, Salem; Meets Peabody Tuesday for NEC Large Crown

May 9, 2013
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The Revere High boys track team rolled to two more victories this past week, easily handling Beverly, 96-40, and Salem, 88-48, to improve to 6-0 on the season. The Patriots now will face Peabody Tuesday in a showdown for the championship of the Large Division of the Northeastern Conference. In the Beverly meet (full...
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Obituaries 05-08-2013

May 9, 2013
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Phillip Antonucci, Jr. Lynn School Teacher Phillip D. Antonucci, Jr. of Revere died on May 4. He was 64 years old. Born in Malden and a teacher in the Lynn School System, he was the beloved husband of Diane (Delaney) Antonucci of Revere; devoted father of Kimberly M. Colon of Chelsea and Phillip D....
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RHS Class of 2013 Senior Car Wash

May 1, 2013
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RHS Class of 2013 Senior Car Wash

RHS senior-AKA Magilla Gorilla waves down cars on Broadway for the RHS Class of 2013 Senior Car Wash this past weekend.
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