Archive for August, 2013

Help Richie Scannelli Pay His Medical Bills

August 12, 2013
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After a brutal attack on Revere native Richie Scannelli – a mentally disabled man – in Winthrop last week by a group of teens, the 57-year-old has incurred significant medical bills after many hours of surgery and care. David and Susan Catino have rallied Richie’s friends from Revere and Winthrop to help pay. Their...
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Former Resident is in Middle of National Immigration Debate

August 7, 2013
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Just a few years ago, Maria Peniche was roaming the halls of Revere High School (RHS), a smiling young lady full of energy with academic talents that she hoped would one day lead to a career at the United Nations representing the United States. However, 2013 finds her in a very different place, that...
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Preliminary in Ward 5 Called off with Billy Bell’s Withdrawal

August 7, 2013
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It looks as if last week’s announcement of a Preliminary Election was a bit preliminary. This week, the Sept. 17th Preliminary Election in Ward 5 is called off just one week after it was called. That came on Monday when candidate Billy Bell, of the Jack Satter House, withdrew from the race. He was...
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Fight Brewing over Digital Billboards

August 7, 2013
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Members of the Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) typically focus in on trash, but currently they are crunching numbers and they believe the City is getting ripped off by billboard companies looking to convert to digital displays. Currently, ClearChannel Outdoor – regionally located in Stoneham – is proposing to convert its existing two-sided traditional billboard...
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Revere Man Killed in Robbery at Boston Store

August 7, 2013
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A Revere family this week has been devastated by the murder of Joe Morante Jr. last Wednesday, July 31st, and District Attorney Dan Conley is asking that the heat be turned on in the investigation into who murdered him in front of a cell phone store near Northeastern University on Tremont Street in Roxbury....
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August is Here

August 7, 2013
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Yes, the days have become noticeably shorter and there has been a chill in the air at night. And when the calendar turns to August, as it has, it’s sort of a signal that the new school year is not that far away and soon another summer will be in the books. But the...
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Communication is Needed: Establishments Should Be Included Next Year

August 7, 2013
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The Revere Beach Partnership did a fantastic job with this year’s National Sand Sculpting Festival  at Revere Beach.  The necessity  of spreading out the festival on the beach, and making other, significant changes because of safety concerns by state officials after the Marathon bombings, were accomplished in a time frame of less than 60...
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New RPL Director Takes over Post: Sheehan to Guide Library into a New Era

August 7, 2013
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For any institution to remain relevant, it must adapt to the times.  A library is no exception.  When we were growing up and going to our local library more than 40 years ago, every visit  was an adventure  in discovering  old and sometimes brittle books that were crammed with knowledge for our young minds. ...
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Police Briefs 08-07-2013

August 7, 2013
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MONDAY, JULY 29 John M. Church, 24, of 84 Walnut Ave., was arrested on charges of trespassing and breaking & entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor. Shaina Elaine Stevens, 26, of Beverly, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of trespassing and breaking & entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor. John...
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She’s Got Game: Eve Lescovitz Qualifies for Drive Chip and Putt Regionals

August 7, 2013
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Eve Lescovitz is an excellent student who has earned all As for her work in the classroom. But she’s also getting high marks for her skill and talent on the golf course. Competing in her first-ever tournament, the Drive Chip and Putt Championship at Granite Links in Quincy, Eve placed second in the 12-year-old...
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Obituaries 08-07-2013

August 7, 2013
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Patricia Ann Straccia Former East Boston Resident Patricia Ann (Hancock) Straccia, formerly of East Boston, died in Winthrop on August 4. She was the beloved wife of the late Jerry A. “Chirpy” Straccia; devoted mother of Paula Czernetzky of Everett, Ann Gayhart of Revere, Joseph and his wife, Sandra, Jerry and his wife, Angela,...
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Weiner Kidnapping, Attempted Murder Case Turns Heads

August 2, 2013
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In an unbelievable case involving attempted murder, Sexting and kidnapping last Sunday, one Reservoir Avenue man sits behind bars this week – held in Chelsea Court without bail pending a dangerousness hearing. Anthony Weiner, 25, of 334 Reservoir Ave., has been charged with attempted murder and kidnapping after allegedly tying up a Winthrop man...
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