Archive for August, 2013

Revere Mitigation Agreement Viewed Positively, Though Some Skeptical of Initial Numbers

August 29, 2013
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Revere signed its long-awaited host community agreement (HCA) Wednesday evening in a ceremony on the steps of City Hall, with Mayor Dan Rizzo and Suffolk Downs Owner Richard Fields on hand to cement the potential financial union between the City and the track. The agreement came one day after Boston’s blockbuster agreement that was...
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School Uniforms at Revere Public Schools

August 21, 2013
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School Uniforms at Revere Public Schools

All three middle schools and two elementary schools will join the school uniform parade this year, making every school in the district (aside from Revere High School) adhering to a strict school uniform code. “Every student in the district up to grade 8 will be in a uniform this year,” said Superintendent Paul Dakin....
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Bocce on the Beach

August 21, 2013
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Bocce on the Beach

Joyce Dinuccio from Team Rizzo tosses the Bocce ball at the annual Rumney Marsh Burial Restoration Committee tournament last Saturday.
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Pot Biz to Be No Laughing Matter in Massachusetts

August 21, 2013
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For many in the area, the prospect of a nearby medical marijuana growing facility and its accompanying storefront retail dispensary are like dirty words printed in a church program. Shocking and unbelievable. But for those who look through the clouds of smoke and look without the muddled head of a “stoner,” the medical marijuana...
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No Obstacle is Too Great for Green in ‘Death Races’

August 21, 2013
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For Revere native Mike Green, no competitive race is complete without a good amount of pain and suffering. But, as he says, that’s what he signed up for when he decided to participate in the sport of Ultimate Obstacle Course Racing. Green, 26, has been accepted to run the Vermont Spartan Ultra Beach Marathon...
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19 Liquor Licenses Extended to 2 A.M.

August 21, 2013
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A total of 19 establishments applied for and were granted new, rolled forward liquor licenses last week  – licenses that will once again allow them to stay open until 2 a.m. Out of more than 45 pouring establishments in the city, fewer than 50 percent applied for the once-controversial licenses – which were rolled...
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iPads for Students

August 21, 2013
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Last week’s story that all students at Revere High School will be having their own ipad should come as welcome news to the parents.  As parents, we want our child to have every opportunity to receive a high quality education.  These ipads go a long way toward this goal. Many educators have said that...
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Quick Response

August 21, 2013
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The Revere Police Department and Mayor Dan Rizzo are to be congratulated for the quick response in putting more police on the beat for Broadway to combat what has been a sudden rash of disturbing crimes. Mayor Rizzo has made a commitment to ensuring a vital and vibrant downtown business district and so far,...
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Police Briefs 08-21-2013

August 21, 2013
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MONDAY, AUGUST 12 No Arrests TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 No Arrests Reported WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 Jennifer Finn, 28, of Methuen, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance and disorderly conduct. Stacey M. Colarusso, 33, of Saugus, was arrested on charges of illegal distribution of a Class...
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Football Team Opens with Double Sessions

August 21, 2013
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If the proverbial dog days of August are here, then that must mean it’s double-session time for schoolboy football players everywhere. Coach Lou Cicatelli’s Revere High gridders are no exception to that rule this week, as Coach Cic’ is pacing his troops through the grind of double-workout days for the entire week to get...
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Obituaries 08-21-2013

August 21, 2013
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Rebecca Dorson Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Rebecca (Goldman) Dorson of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on August 19. She was101 years old. The beloved wife of the late Allan Dorson, she was the devoted mother of Barbara Slayton and Barry Dorson; loving grandmother of Anita Slayton; loving daughter of the late Harry...
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Coppola Bears

August 14, 2013
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Coppola Bears

The Revere Fire Department held their annual Volley Ball Charity event for MDA and Dana Farber on August 3 at Revere Beach. One of the teams competing was the Coppola Bears (from left) Jamie Carter, Tommy Corbett, Danny Flynn, Kenny Norris, Timmy Flynn, Retired Lt. Jim Caramello and Firefighter Rick Coppola.
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Get Your iPads: as the School Year is Gearing Up, RHS Gets Busy Handing out iPads

August 14, 2013
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If the future of learning at Revere High School (RHS) is in the electronic world, then it will be the iPad that will be the remote control for students at the school. This past Monday night, the line stretched out the door as parents and young people waited to go into the RHS Field...
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Slicin’ Up the Hot Beef; is an Instant Hit for Kelly’s Roast Beef Employee O’Brien

August 14, 2013
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When Cody O’Brien plotted about how to draw attention to his fledgling rap career, he never thought he could accomplish that by rapping about his summer job at Kelly’s on the Beach. But that’s just what has happened over the last week as his summer anthem about working at Kelly’s has taken off on...
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Police Add More Patrols on Broadway

August 14, 2013
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Revere Police are going to be hitting Broadway in force in the coming weeks, and they are taking prisoners. Three major violent events took place on Broadway over the past week, including a very serious incident outside of Peter Woo’s Restaurant, as well as a number of other minor calls, and it has been...
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We Must Prepare for Rising Sea Levels

August 14, 2013
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Benjamin Franklin coined the expression 200 years ago, “You should buy land because they are not making it anymore.”  Well, that may not be exactly true for the last 100 years,  as all the communities on the water have been reclaiming low-lying marsh land.  One just has to look at the the Back Bay...
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Thank You, Massport

August 14, 2013
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Today’s Massport officials are far different from those whom  our parents who lived in our community during the 1960’s had to contend with.  Back in the 1960’s, Massport was an agency that just took what it wanted, regardless of the impact on the community.  One only has to look back  at the neighborhood of...
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Police Briefs 08-14-2013

August 14, 2013
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MONDAY, AUGUST 5  David A. Bowden, 33, of 84 Fernwood Ave., was arrested on a charge of illegal possession of a Class A controlled narcotic substance. Megan J. Silva, 25, of Woburn, was arrested on a charge of knowingly being present when heroin is kept. Philip J. Morris, 29, of 458 Park Ave., was...
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Kaleb Silva Wins Annual RHS Football Iron Man Competition

August 14, 2013
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Kaleb Silva was the winner of the annual Revere High School football team’s Ironman Competition held at Revere Beach. A junior, Silva accumulated the highest combined point total in the five events: tire flip, farmer’s walk, big bag throw, obstacle course, and the timed run. Silva edged senior captain Tommy Potrait for first place...
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Obituaries 08-14-2013

August 14, 2013
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James Milton Harriss Retired Cook, Will Be Remembered for His Kindness, Intelligence and Sense of Humor James Milton “Jim” Harriss died surrounded by family in his Revere home on Friday evening, August 9.  He was 93 years old. Jim served in the United States Coast Guard from 1940 to 1962 and traveled all over...
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