Monthly Archives: July 2013

Photo Album: National Sandsculpting Festival, July 18th

July 19, 2013
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Photo Album: National Sandsculpting Festival, Monday, July 15th

July 19, 2013
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Sand Castle Festival is This Weekend

July 18, 2013
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Sand Castle Festival is This Weekend

The Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival is celebrating its 10th year anniversary and is expecting more than 500,000 people to descend upon the nation’s First Public Beach between July 17th and 21st. This year, 15 sculptors will compete in the individual competition. Dan Belcher is shown here close up carving out the eye of...

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At Home on the Beach This Weekend

July 18, 2013
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At Home on the Beach This Weekend

The Cambriello family of Beachmont has spent several lifetimes squashing fires around Revere, but the newest generation in the family has a knack for squashing hunger with burgers sold from the nation’s hottest new culinary trend – the gourmet food truck. This Saturday, July 20th, Rich Cambriello will fire up his ‘Bone Daddy’s Burgers’...

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Longer Hours: License Commission Extends Liquor Licenses’ Hours to 2 am

July 18, 2013
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In a major, pro-business policy shift towards the city’s restaurant and bar owners, the License Commission voted 2-0 last Wednesday, July 10th, to restore the 2 a.m. bar closing hours – just four years after the previous Commission rolled the closing hour back to 1 a.m. Chair Joe Quarantello Jr. and Member John LaCroix...

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Patrick Does Not Sign Petruccelli Amendment to Stop Ethanol Trains

July 18, 2013
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Last Friday Governor Deval Patrick sent the amendment to the state’s Chapter 91 law back to legislators for further changes and made his own recommendations to the law. Senators Anthony Petruccelli, Sal DiDomenico and Patricia Jehlen’s amendment was aimed at blocking Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice...

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A Colossal Tenth Sand Sculpting Festival

July 18, 2013
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It’s just incredible to believe that 500,000 people will descend upon our city for the 10th Annual Sandsculpting Festival that extends through the weekend at Revere Beach. This great event generates much favorable publicity for our city and is the ultimate platform for letting people know about the attributes of Revere Beach and the...

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National Night out is Aug. 5

July 18, 2013
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National Night Out (NNO) is a nationwide community policing awareness event.  The event is held annually and designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.  Last year over 37 million people, in over 15,000 communities, participated in NNO...

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Letter to the Editor: Election Board Sends ‘Thank Yous’

July 18, 2013
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The Board of Election Commissioners would like to thank the following individual’s for working so hard to ensure the success of the recent Special State Primary and Election held in April and June respectively; Patricia M. Mazzone, Caitlin C. Welch, John V. Cammarata, Chief Cafarelli, Captain James Guido and Captain Terence K. Reardon, the...

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Police Briefs 07-17-2013

July 18, 2013
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FALLEN POLE CAUSES HAVOC A three-car accident around mid-day on Monday sent a electric pole to the ground and caused a two-hour backup for traffic on both sides of Lee Burbank Highway. A southbound pickup struck another vehicle around 12:48 p.m. on Monday, and careened into another car. They went into a pole that...

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Athletes After Revere High School Paul Norton Looking at This Year to Start at Plymouth State Univ.

July 18, 2013
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It was only a couple of years ago that Paul Norton was dominating under center for the Revere High Patriots. The former Patriot is now a soon-to-be-junior at Plymouth State University, but has yet to start a game as quarterback for the Panthers. Paul, the once glorified star at Revere High, dealt with adversity...

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Obituaries 07-17-2013

July 18, 2013
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Joseph Demetrio Worked in Quality Control Joseph F. Demetrio of Revere died on July 14. Joseph, who worked in Quality Control for an automotive company, was the beloved husband of Louise (DeSimone) Demetrio with whom he shared 62 years of marriage. He was the loving father of Joseph S. Demetrio and his companion, Ann...

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Wondy Pedestrian Bridge, Plaza Opens Quietly

July 10, 2013
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Wondy Pedestrian Bridge, Plaza Opens Quietly

With little fanfare, the fences came down and, finally, the pedestrian bridge and plaza at Wonderland Station opened to the public last week. Now, what looks to be the newest signature landmark for Revere Beach is ready for the eager feet of those headed to the Beach from the MBTA. “We were substantially completed...

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Study: Drugs, Alcohol Are Top Concerns

July 10, 2013
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After an unprecedented 18-month survey of Revere residents, the Mass General Hospital (MGH) released a comprehensive community assessment and, once again, drug and alcohol use in Revere is the top concern. Using a mandate from the Affordable Care Act as an impetus, the hospital began work Dec. 7, 2011 in the communities it serves,...

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Sandsculpting Festival Ready to Start on July 17

July 10, 2013
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With all of the fun and entertainment that has now become part of the Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival, one thing that can tend to get lost in the pre-festival publicity is the actual Sandsculpting. However, once the show gets on the road July 17th – marking the Festival’s 10th Anniversary – it will...

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Councillors, Developer Clash over Union Labor

July 10, 2013
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Waterfront Square developer Joe DiGangi told City Councillors at a tense meeting Monday night that he could not get financing to build the 194-unit first leg of the development using all union labor, and therefore had to sell the property to a St. Louis company that is not committed to using union labor. After...

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A Joint Victory

July 10, 2013
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The decision by Global Petroleum officials to withdraw their application to bring Ethanol trains to its Revere/East Boston terminal on tracks running through the communities of Chelsea and Everett certainly comes as good news especially to residents who live near the train tracks or the terminal itself. Last week’s explosion in Canada of crude...

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New Head of DPH Appointed

July 10, 2013
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Secretary of Health and Human Services John Polanowicz announced last week Cheryl Bartlett, a nurse and longtime community health leader, as commissioner of the Department of Public Health (DPH). Bartlett has served as acting DPH commissioner since May. “Cheryl brings a comprehensive understanding of the Commonwealth’s public health needs, which will help her make...

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Police Briefs 07-10-2013

July 10, 2013
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MONDAY, JULY 1 Robert S. Boyd, 23, of Everett, was arrested on charges of assault & battery, assault by means of a dangerous weapon,  carrying a firearm without a license, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. Fedson Paul, 21, of Boston, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a...

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Marisa Parent Has Breakout Season in Soccer

July 10, 2013
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Marisa Parent emerged into the elite echelon of women’s soccer players in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) in her sophomore season. Marisa, a midfielder who previously played for the Revere High Patriots, had a breakout season for the Framingham State Rams in 2012, amassing 17 points via eight goals and an assist....

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