Monthly Archives: October 2013

Brady to Cookson: It’s a Touchdown

October 30, 2013
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Brady to Cookson: It’s a Touchdown

Over the past 19 months, 10-year-old Ricky Cookson has had to deal with the kinds of things no kid should have to deal with – getting treatments, listening to doctors talk about his illness and keep upbeat while having to stay away from school and friends. But last Saturday afternoon, he was a kid...

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Suffolk Owners Blindsided by Caesars

October 30, 2013
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As Suffolk Downs official Charles Baker III sat in a meeting with the Mass Gaming Commission (MGC) on Oct. 2, the news about Caesars’s troubles fell on him and the whole Suffolk ownership like a pallet of bricks from out of the blue sky – at least according to Suffolk’s witnesses at an MGC...

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Be Sure to Vote Tuesday

October 30, 2013
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When the Founding Fathers drew up our Constitution, the notion of a democratic form of government, in which every citizen was given the right to vote (although admittedly, citizenship in the late 18th century was conferred solely upon white males) was an almost-heretical concept in a world ruled by royals and oligarchs. However, more...

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Voters to Decide Casino Question

October 30, 2013
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Next Tuesday,  Revere voters will be going to the polls to decide on the Suffolk Downs Casino proposal. The process has been a long time coming, starting more than six years ago when representatives from Suffolk Downs first went into our community to tell residents about their project. To say that this is just...

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Have a Safe Halloween

October 30, 2013
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Halloween is for children or the child in all of us. The thought of getting loads of free candy is sometimes just an overload as children race around the streets trying to make sure that they hit every house and get their treats. However, as fun as Halloween can be, there is also the...

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Police Briefs 10-30-2013

October 30, 2013
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MONDAY,OCTOBER 21 Craig Kenneth Bennett, 57, of 31 Beach St., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery.   TUESDAY,OCTOBER 22 Michael A. Correale, 18, of 6 Venditto Rd., was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance and trespassing. Albert W. Richards III, 18, of...

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RHS Boys Soccer Team Wins NEC Divisional Title

October 30, 2013
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The Revere High boys soccer team completed the most successful season in the program’s history with a sweep of its final three games of the season last week. Coach Abdel Rhazi’s Patriots concluded their 2013 campaign with a sterling 11-2-3 record and claimed the championship of the Large School Division of the Northeastern Conference,...

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Obituaries 10-30-2013

October 30, 2013
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Violet Sawyer IRS Retiree Violet A. (Carbone) Sawyer, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on October 23 at Blueberry Hill Healthcare of Beverly following a long confinement. She was 95 years old. Born and raised in Revere, she lived in this city her entire life before going to Blueberry Hill in August of 2007....

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Bridge Termed ‘successful result’

October 25, 2013
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Bridge Termed ‘successful result’

Bridge designer Miguel Rosales has increasingly seen his thumb print all over Boston, and last Thursday he visited Revere Beach to check out his latest finished product – the Wonderland Pedestrian Bridge. His reaction; thumb’s up. “I think it is a very successful result,” he said. “It looks very modern and slender as I...

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Revere School Officials Host Chinese Principals

October 25, 2013
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Revere School Officials Host Chinese Principals

Some 30 education directors from private schools in China converged on Revere High School (RHS) last Thursday morning for a personal tour and general discussion about how to keep on the cutting edge of urban education. The educators – who also toured Boston Latin School, BC High School and Boston Renaissance Charter School –...

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Caesars Leaves Casino Project after Gaming Comm. Report

October 25, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) came to bury Caesars last Friday afternoon, not to praise them. The entire casino effort at Suffolk Downs this week is in flux as the track searches for another gaming operator, Caesars Entertainment has limped out of town, rejected by MGC, and a vote on the overall casino plan...

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Council Candidates Take Stand on Issues

October 25, 2013
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All eight candidates for Councillor-at-large participated in a question and answer forum last Thursday evening at the Rumney Marsh Academy, and virtually every candidate used the platform to his or her advantage. The forum was a joint effort of the Revere Journal and RevereTV, with a big assist from the Revere Public Schools. There...

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Police Briefs 10-23-2013

October 25, 2013
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ASSAULT REPORTED AT SUFFOLK A female employee at Suffolk Downs reported on Sunday morning that she was the victim of a sexual assault in the stables at the track. Police are in the process of interviewing the woman, but report that she might have known her attacker or attackers. No charges have been filed...

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RHS Sports Through the Years

October 25, 2013
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10 years ago October 29, 2003 Revere High junior Kevin Flaherty has qualified for the state tournament. Flaherty started out the season as the number two golfer for Coach Ron Ferullo’s squad, but improved dramatically to move into the top spot in the Patriot lineup and  compile a sterling 6-2 record to qualify for...

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Obituaries 10-23-2013

October 25, 2013
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Florence Feudo Officer and Past Grand Regent of Catholic Daughters of America; Enjoyed Her Friends at Rosetti-Cowan and Patriot Seniors Florence (Mastromarino) Feudo of Revere, formerly of Everett, joined her lifelong love, Peter, in Heaven on October 16. She was the Grand Regent of the former Court of St. James Lee #527 of Revere. After...

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A Grand Parade

October 16, 2013
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A Grand Parade

If there was one thing that was evident within the huge crowds lining the Columbus Day Parade route on Broadway Monday afternoon, it was that they had missed the parade in its five year absence. As Batman strode by and tanks rumbled past, spectators unanimously agreed that they were happy Mayor Dan Rizzo and...

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Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma Charity Walk on Boston Common

October 16, 2013
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Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma Charity Walk on Boston Common

Marc and Marcy Tango, their family members, and about 80 of their closest friends lined up in a ‘T’ formation at Wonderland Station last Thursday afternoon to show support for Marc – who was just recently diagnosed with leukemia. The group travelled to Boston Thursday evening to walk in the Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma Charity Walk...

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Casino Proves to Be a plus for Community in Pennsylvania

October 16, 2013
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Bensalem, Pa. is by all accounts an area of Greater Philadelphia very similar to East Boston and Revere. Bordering the northwest corner of Philly, Bensalem has long been a diverse ethnic enclave with blue-collar roots that prides itself on the hard work of it’s residents and small business owners. In 2006 the Philadelphia Park...

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Battling Signs: Lightbody Arrested in Incident on Broadway

October 16, 2013
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The fight for and against a casino in Revere has literally turned into a fight – with a dust up on Broadway resulting in a situation with multiple versions of the same story and the leader of the anti-casino effort – Charlie Lightbody – being arrested for punching a man. The incident follows a...

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Meeting Will Focus on Regional Approach to Fighting Opiate Abuse and Overdose

October 16, 2013
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A new multi-city, regional effort to combat the spread of heroin use and heroin overdoses will take place tonight, Oct. 16, at the Susan B. Anthony Middle School and will bring together voices from several communities decimated by the powerful drug – including Revere, Chelsea, Saugus and Winthrop. A renewed, three-year state grant from...

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