Monthly Archives: October 2013

Lighthouse Ready to Start Construction

October 16, 2013
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The Lighthouse Nursing Home is preparing to break ground next week on a $5 million renovation project that will increase the numbers of single rooms and bring in a 2,700 sq. ft. rehabilitation gym. The state Department of Public Health recently gave approval to the home, which also gave it the green light to...

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A Great Parade

October 16, 2013
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On Monday under perfect weather, Revere’s own Columbus Day Parade returned to our city streets.  From the Chelsea line on Broadway to past St. Anthony’s Church on Revere Street, the parade wound its way down this route for more than two hours as thousands watched those who took part in the parade from marching...

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RHS Sports Roundup

October 16, 2013
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Football team plays well, comes close against Salem Frustration proved to be the dominant theme for the Revere High football team once again Friday night at Harry Della Russo Stadium. The Patriots held a 14-7 lead midway through the second period and were controlling their opponents on both sides of the line of scrimmage....

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Obituaries 10-16-2013

October 16, 2013
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Patrick “PJ” MacDonald Construction Laborer Patrick “PJ” MacDonald of Revere died on October 9. He was 54 years old. A construction laborer, he was born in Lynn, the beloved son of the late Dennis and Patricia (Wilkinson) MacDonald; dear brother of John T. Coakley and his wife, Patricia A. of Woburn, Patricia Ann Gooley...

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It Takes Teamwork to Pull a Jet

October 2, 2013
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It Takes Teamwork to Pull a Jet

The Revere High School (RHS) football team recently helped Logan Airport celebrate its 90th Anniversary by entering a contest against Winthrop and Eastie that featured an airplane-pulling event. The three squads competed to see who could pull a 120,000-pound JetBlue Airbus nine yards in the fastest time. The 25-man RHS team was able to...

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Revere Moving Forward

October 2, 2013
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There is an old adage that goes, “Never ask a question if you do not know the answer.” On September 21, Mayor Dan Rizzo held an unscripted citywide forum where he was asked questions from residents of Revere about what was on their mind.  From all parts of the city, residents took part in...

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Two Important Dates

October 2, 2013
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Mayor Dan Rizzo will be holding two public meetings on the recently-signed Host Community Agreement about the siting of a casino at Suffolk Downs.  The meetings will take place on Saturday October 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Revere City Hall and on Saturday, October 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at...

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Police Briefs 10-02-2013

October 2, 2013
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TUESDAY,SEPTEMBER 24 Kevin M. Bonia, 33, of 1015 Winthrop Ave., was arrested on a charge of disturbing the peace. Renee M.Kirby, 42, of 172 Winthrop Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of shoplifting (third or subsequent offense).   WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER 25 Alexa C. Emerson, 37, of 110 Eliot Rd.,  was...

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Revere Football Loses to Winthrop, 30-13

October 2, 2013
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The Revere High football team fell to Winthrop, 30-13, in a rare pre-Thanksgiving meeting Friday night at Harry Della Russo Stadium. The schools traditionally meet on Thanksgiving morning, but under the new MIAA playoff format decided to play on two occasions this season. Winthrop used a potent running game to amass more than 250...

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Obituaries 10-02-2013

October 2, 2013
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George ‘Butch’ LeBlanc Of Florida, formerly of Revere George F. “Butch” LeBlanc of Thonotosassa, Florida, fomerly of Beachmont-Revere and Maine, died on September 17 after a long battle with cancer. He was 70 years old. Born in Boston, he is survived by his long time life partner Beverly Davis of Thonotosassa and his son,...

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Mayor to Hold Hearing Following Spotlight Story on RPD Sgt. Langone

October 2, 2013
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After television news crews showed Revere Police Sgt. Jeffrey Langone allegedly spending part of his shift sleeping at home rather than being on patrol, Mayor Dan Rizzo and Chief Joe Cafarelli are ready to set a clear example this week about minimum expectations. “It should be clear to anyone working in this administration, in...

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Sharing a Piece of Revere’s History

October 2, 2013
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Revere is home to Horatio Alger, noted author of books that tell of the rise of people from rags to riches in fiction. However,  for a local family the storyline is just as true. It all started when James McChristal, the patriach of a promient family arrived in Revere in the middle of the...

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Chief Says Pines Fire Station Likely to Open

October 2, 2013
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Fire Chief Gene Doherty said for the first time this week that he is open to opening the Pines Fire Station in the near future – a station that has been shuttered against the wishes of the neighborhood since 1992. Doherty told the Council that the Fire Department has allocated some money to fix...

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Drunk Driver in Powers’ Crash Had Injured Others

October 2, 2013
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A Winthrop woman who maimed a vacationing New York City police officer in an alleged drunken driving accident 10 years ago in Florida has now pleaded guilty to grievously injuring two Revere men, who are the sons of Ward 5 Councillor John Powers, in another drunken driving smash up that occurred in 2012. Amanda...

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