Archive for November, 2013

A Special Surprise Visit at the Whelan School

November 26, 2013
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A Special Surprise Visit at the Whelan School

Hundreds of enthusiastic students at the Whelan School welcomed Harlem Globetrotter Chris ‘Handles’ Franklin on Friday morning for a special surprise visit. Handles was moved by the Ms. Ferragamo’s 5th graders, who had studied African American history and the history of the Globetrotters. His one-hour presentation was as much about stressing education and character...
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It Is on the Calendar: Thanksgivukkah Brings Together Two Holidays for One Night Only

November 26, 2013
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It Is on the Calendar: Thanksgivukkah Brings Together Two Holidays for One Night Only

Roasted Turkey, Challah bread, Latkes (potato pancakes) with a side of cranberry-applesauce don’t often converge on the fourth Thursday in November, but Hanukkah and Thanksgiving don’t often coincide either – and, in fact, after this Thursday, they won’t coincide again for 79,043 years. So, basically, it’s a one-time shot and many Jewish residents are...
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MGC Considers Letting Revere-only Casino Application Continue

November 26, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) kept alive the Revere-only casino proposal by Suffolk Downs at a meeting last Thursday  – but they didn’t do that until after Mayor Dan Rizzo and Suffolk Downs officials gave brilliant narratives. MGC Chair Steve Crosby concluded the meeting with a deep sigh, noting it was a tough decision....
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A Family with a Heart

November 26, 2013
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Not long ago, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) heart patient Mirella Ursino feared her days of cooking, shopping, and, most importantly, enjoying her family, were numbered. Today, however, thanks to a remarkable medical journey, she still cooks a mean chicken parm from her Revere kitchen. The 62-year-old wife, mother of three, grandmother of...
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Let’s Go Revere — Beat Winthrop!: Revere Will Play at Winthrop on the Holiday

November 26, 2013
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The traditional  Revere vs. Winthrop football game is set for Thanksgiving Day at Miller Field in Winthrop and promises to be a hard-fought and exciting battle between two evenly-matched teams. Although the weatherman is forecasting a blustery day with wind and cold temperatures, let’s admit it, that’s half the fun of watching a Revere-Winthrop...
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Give Thanks for Thanksgiving: Our Uniquely American Holiday

November 26, 2013
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Although a Harris poll a few years back revealed that Christmas is the favorite holiday of the year among all age groups of Americans, we think that Thanksgiving, our uniquely American holiday, has much more to recommend than it does Christmas. Thanksgiving is a day of no pressure on any of us to do,...
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Remember Those in Need: There Are Many Ways to Help Those Less Fortunate

November 26, 2013
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Although the economists tell us that the recovery from the Great Recession is still a slow one, the bottom line is that for most Americans, things are going well and getting better compared to a few years ago But for too many of our fellow citizens, life still is tough and getting tougher thanks...
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Police Briefs 11-27-2013

November 26, 2013
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Monday, Nov. 18 No Arrests Reported Tuesday, Nov. 19 No Arrests Reported Wednesday, Nov. 20 No Arrests Reported Thursday, Nov. 21 Arthur A. Otolo II, 27, of 71 Elmwood St., was charged with possession of  Class A drug (heroin) and one warrant. Friday, Nov. 22 Steven Stoico, 45, of 140 Oakwood Ave., was charged...
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RHS Sports Roundup

November 26, 2013
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Patriots look to turn the tables on Vikings on Thanksgiving Day The Revere High football team will make the short trek through Beachmont to Miller Field in Winthrop Thursday morning for the 84th renewal of their gridiron rivalry on Thanksgiving Day. Kick-off time is 10:00 a.m. The contest will mark the 100th anniversary of...
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Obituaries 11-27-2013

November 26, 2013
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Theresa Dascoli Of Revere, formerly of Everett Theresa (DeMaio) Dascoli of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on November 20 at Tufts Medical Center. She was 84 years old. Born in East Boston, the daughter of the late Cesare and Carmela (Finiachiaro), she lived in Everett before moving to Revere. She was a homemaker devoted...
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Our Own Nessy

November 20, 2013
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Our Own Nessy

Its eyes pierce through the night from deep out in the darkness of Mill Creek. Its form can be seen out of the corner of one’s eye while driving down the Parkway or cruising the tracks on the Commuter Rail. Its serpentine movements have been enough to distract even the most focused power walker...
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Going to the MGC: to Outline Steps for Revere Project at Suffolk Downs

November 20, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will call Suffolk Downs before its board on Thursday during a regularly scheduled meeting to explain how the track intends to proceed with a Revere-only casino project at its property that straddles the Eastie/Revere line. MGC officials announced on Tuesday that there are enough questions about the Revere-only project...
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No Bail for Alleged Gunman in Murder Case

November 20, 2013
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The man who pulled a gun on Revere’s Joseph Morante, Jr., during a July 31 robbery pulled the trigger even though he faced no resistance from the store clerk. Elosko Brown, 27, of Brockton, was arraigned in Roxbury District Court Monday on charges of murder, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm, all...
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Remembering 50 Years Ago

November 20, 2013
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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this week seared an indelible imprint into the memory of every American living at that time. Similar to the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 5, 1941 and the terrorist attacks on the twin towers on 9/11 of 2001,  Americans of every...
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Police Briefs 11-20-2013

November 20, 2013
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Cutline Elosko Brown is charged with murdering Revere’ Joe Morante Jr. last July. arrests Monday, Nov. 11  Jose Luis Montano, 31, of Chelsea was charged with rape, assault with a dangerous weapon and intimidating a witness. Ronald Montano Flores, 20, of Chelsea, was charged with rape, assault with a dangerous weapon, giving a false...
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Powder Puff Showdown: RHS Seniors Ready for Game Versus Winthrop on Saturday

November 20, 2013
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Forty-three Revere High School senior girls will compete in the annual Powder Puff Football Game Saturday at 1 p.m. at Harry Della Russo Stadium. Current teacher Mark Fellowes, guidance counselor Diana DeCristoforo, retired teacher Dave Colella, and retired athletic director Bob Lospennato are the coaches of the Revere team who will play Winthrop High....
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Obituaries 11-20-2013

November 20, 2013
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George De Domenico Retired MBTA Photographer George F. De Domenico of Orient Heights East Boston died on November 15. A retired photographer for the M.B.T.A. and a US Navy veteran of World War II, he was the beloved husband of Angela ( Gravallese ) De Domenico with whom he shared 63 years of marriage;...
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Service At Revere School

November 13, 2013
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Service At Revere School

Sgt. Dan Clark entertained hundreds of students, parents, elected officials and veterans last Friday at the annual Paul Revere School Veterans Day Ceremony. Clark performed numerous patriotic songs, including the Armed Forces Medley. Students also performed several songs and recited essays, all based on the theme ‘What is in the heart of a veteran?’
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Casino in Revere Being Considered

November 13, 2013
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In the wake of a ‘no’ casino vote in East Boston last Tuesday – Suffolk Downs and the City of Revere are preparing to make an 11th hour pitch to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) for a scaled-down casino development located at the barn area entirely in Revere. The plan by Suffolk brings up...
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Broadway Revamp Gets $1.5M from State

November 13, 2013
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The downtown Broadway Business District got a shot in the arm Tuesday morning in the form of a $1.5 million state grant. Mayor Dan Rizzo and state Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki announced that the City had won a MassWorks grant for infrastructure improvement. Bialecki and Rizzo said the award would go...
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