Monthly Archives: July 2013

New Director at Revere Library Has Many Innovative Programs

July 31, 2013
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New Director at Revere Library Has Many Innovative Programs

When asking new Revere Library Director Kevin Sheehan what his favorite book is at the moment, the Classics scholar could cite any type of Greek philosophy or Roman Empire chronicler, but at this stage in his life, that favorite book is about how to make a toddler sleep through the night. “Normally, if someone...

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A Lion in Summer: Lions, Ladies and Motorbikes; the Old Days on the Beach

July 31, 2013
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A Lion in Summer: Lions, Ladies and Motorbikes; the Old Days on the Beach

Many might think that things down at Revere Beach in the old days were pretty prudish and conservative compared to the bikinis, tattoos, fast cars and ginormous soft serve ice cream cones that are now a staple of the Beach. However, those people should think again; perhaps back to 1929 when the main attraction...

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Ward 5 Voters Have a Preliminary

July 31, 2013
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There will be a Preliminary Election in Ward 5 this September, with voters in the extensive district being the only voters to go to the polls to choose between three candidates. Nomination papers were due into the Election Department on Tuesday afternoon, and while there didn’t seem to be too many surprises in store,...

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Economic Development Opens Lines of Discussion with City Council

July 31, 2013
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The City’s Economic Development team and the Revere City Council have re-established communications, and the result is a much happier Council and a more informed public. Economic Development Director John Festa addressed the Council on Monday night, July 22nd, during Councillor Bob Haas’s Economic Development Committee following several criticisms over the lack of communication...

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Police Briefs 07-31-2013

July 31, 2013
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  More details on Weiner Kidnapping MONDAY, JULY 22  John H. O’Neal, 62, of 25 Whitin Ave., was arrested on charges of violating a domestic abuse prevention restraining order pursuant to c. 209A and entering a dwelling in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony. Mariaelena Cincotti, 31, of 6 Adams Ct., was...

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Palermo’s star is rising fast

July 31, 2013
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Revere softball coach Joe Cicarello says that Sabrina Palermo is on the precipice of greatness. Joe should know. He watched Palermo take the Northeastern Conference by storm this past season, winning 12 games on the mound and finishing second in the voting for the conference most valuable player award. Palermo has been building an...

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Obituaries 07-31-2013

July 31, 2013
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Anna Bocchino Of East Boston, formerly of Italy Anna (DelGiudice) Bocchino of East Boston, formerly of Nusco Avellino, Italy died on July 28. She was the beloved wife of over 49 years to Amato Bocchino; devoted mother of Amato, Jr. and his wife, Alyssa of Beverly, Marie Bocchino of Wenham and Nancy Bocchino Lahyani...

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Sand Sculpting Festival

July 24, 2013
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Sand Sculpting Festival

In the early morning fog this past Monday, the sand sculptures on Revere Beach took on a whole new persona. Here, a woman walks along the shoreline in dense fog as one of the sculptures eerily looks down on her.

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Sand Sculpture “Strong” Finish: Security Concerns Took Festival to Unexpected Higher Level

July 24, 2013
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After months and months of planning for this year’s Sandsculpting Festival on Revere Beach, State Police and top state public safety officials approached the Revere Beach Partnership not long after the Boston Marathon bombings and told the organization it had to scrap it’s plans and start all over. It was a painful blow to...

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Jobi Makes It Four Straight Wins

July 24, 2013
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The fourth time was a charm for Jonathan ‘Jobi’ Bouchard, of Montreal, who won the Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival for the fourth year in a row. The competition was tough, and five new sculptors were added to the individual field, but despite the added competition and the strong desire by all the professional...

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Karate Tournament to Bring Best Martial Artists

July 24, 2013
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Some of the finest martial arts fighters and practitioners will be arriving in Revere next week for the second time in 10 years – as the city welcomes the 49th Annual International Karate Championships. The tournament came to Revere for the first time in 2003 via Doreen DiRienzo’s Revere Karate Academy at 144 Broadway....

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Parcel H Development Close to Starting

July 24, 2013
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A Dover developer has taken one important step this month in moving forward on the massive Parcel H private development at Waterfront Square – a development straddling the new pedestrian bridge and plaza and considered a key component in the success or failure of Wonderland Station’s $500 million facelift. The Roclid Development Group has...

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A Fantastic Festival

July 24, 2013
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It often is all-too-easy for us to use superlatives to praise a community event, but in the case of this past week’s 10th annual Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival, superlatives alone do not do justice to the incredible festival that was attended by more than 500,000 persons from Thursday through Sunday. First and foremost,...

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Housing Authority to Be Commended

July 24, 2013
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The Revere Housing Authority is to be commended for ending this challenging year in a positive cash position. Their goal of maintaining a high degree of service to the more than 900 families and individuals who look to the RHA to provide that most basic human need – a clean and safe environment for...

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Menino’s Threat on Wynn’s Casino

July 24, 2013
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For those of us who know Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, his threat to scuttle the Wynn casino development in Everett (since it is being built on a sliver of Boston land) should be a reason for concern for officials in Everett. Mayor Menino is a politician from the old school who knows how to...

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Police Briefs 07-24-2013

July 24, 2013
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MONDAY, JULY 15     Rene Ceren, 42, of 115 Lincoln St., was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, accosting a person of the opposite sex, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance. Gregory E. Sullivan, 59,...

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Athletes After Revere High School

July 24, 2013
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Jessica Loeser competes on hip-hop team Dancing has always been an integral part of Jessica Loeser’s life. The graceful and nimble former Revere High cross-country and track star now competes on the hip-hop based Dance Fusion team at Quinnipiac University. The Fusion is the perfect team for Jessica because of her fervor for dancing....

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Obituaries 07-24-2013

July 24, 2013
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Janet Odoardi Hairdresser Janet A. (Russo) Odoardi of Revere passed away on July 18 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 52 years old. Janet, who worked for many years as a beautician for Mecca in Saugus, attended Revere High School and...

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Photo Album: National Sandsculpting Festival photos courtesy of Bob Upton/RevereBeach.com

July 22, 2013
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Photos courtesy of Bob Upton – http://www.RevereBeach.com

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Photo Album: National Sandsculpting Festival, July 19th

July 19, 2013
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