Monthly Archives: December 2013

Revere’s Woman and Man of the Year: Eileen Merullo Turns Thoughts into Action for a Better Community

December 31, 2013
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Revere’s Woman and Man of the Year: Eileen Merullo Turns Thoughts into Action for a Better Community

There are a lot of people who have ideas about making the community better. Few of those people actually put action behind those ideas. Even fewer of them find a successful ending to such a thing in less than a year’s time. One of those rare figures, however, is Revere’s Eileen Merullo – who...

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City Council Backs HCA Agreement

December 31, 2013
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Revere City Councillors gave a unanimous vote of confidence to the new host community agreement (HCA) with Mohegan Sun on Friday morning and set a new referendum vote for Feb. 25. “We are absolutely thrilled with this agreement,” said City Council President Ira Novoselsky. “Even some of the councillors who were hesitant or critical...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2014

December 31, 2013
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New Year’s Day really isn’t different than any other day of the year.  It is a day that has no real significance other than its place on the calendar. However, that lack of meaningfulness also is New Year’s greatest asset.  New Year’s Day belongs to everyone because it has no particular religious or political...

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RHS Sports Roundup

December 31, 2013
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RHS boys hoop team defeats Bedford, 68-63 The Revere High boys basketball team broke into the win column with a 68-63 triumph over Bedford Friday evening at Merullo Fieldhouse. The victory avenged a loss to Bedford two weeks earlier in the season-opener and gave new head coach Adam Rizzo his first win at the...

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Obituaries 01-01-2013

December 31, 2013
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Marie Mandracchia Massport Retiree, Manager of Cloud Nine Restaurant at Logan Airport and Hostess at the New Bridge Cafe of Chelsea Marie E. ( Tucci ) Mandracchia of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on December 23 surrounded by her son and grandchildren. Marie was the manager of Cloud Nine Restaurant at Logan...

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Early Cheer for Revere: Revere Officials Sign Historic Casino Agreement

December 24, 2013
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Early Cheer for Revere: Revere Officials Sign Historic Casino Agreement

Revere will get between $25 million and $30 million per year in guaranteed annual payments during the first four years of the potential Mohegan Sun casino at Suffolk Downs, according to the new Host Community Agreement for the Revere-only venture that was unveiled late Monday afternoon. “Mohegan Sun is going to create a wonderful...

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MGC Grants Waiver to Mohegan Sun, Suffolk for Late Vote

December 24, 2013
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Get ready for another trip to the ballot box. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) officially granted a waiver to Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun to hold a second referendum ballot question in Revere concerning the duo’s new Revere-only casino. With little discussion, the Commission voted unanimously to grant the waiver. “I kind of hate...

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Pop Warner Cheer Squads Win National Titles

December 24, 2013
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An amazing journey that began in Revere in early August ended in a magical place called Disney World in early December when three Revere Junior Patriots Pop Warner cheerleading squads captured titles at the National Pop Warner Cheer Championships. The Revere A squad, led by coach Meredith Stavrinos, the B squad, led by coach...

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License Comm. Resolves Several Notable Incidents

December 24, 2013
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The Revere License Commission held several hearings on Thursday and resolved a number of notable incidents that transpired this past fall. Commissioner Linda Guinasso was absent due to family obligations. First up was Wonderland Entertainment (Club Lido) who had a major crowding situation on Thanksgiving that required a large police response and an arrest...

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Merry Christmas: We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Safe Holiday

December 24, 2013
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The holiday season is here, which for most of us means the traditional gatherings with family, friends, and co-workers to share the joy of Christmas and the New Year. For many, the Christmas holiday season marks the only time of the year when we will have the opportunity to see each other and catch...

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It’s Not Too Late: Please Remember Those in Need

December 24, 2013
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The economists may tell us that we finally have turned a corner in the recovery from the debacle of the Great Recession of the Bush years, but  statistics only tell part of the story. The cold, harsh reality for many Americans is that economic recovery still is only a dream in a world where...

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Police Briefs 12-25-2013

December 24, 2013
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Monday, Dec. 16 Matthew Lyons, 22, of 14 Tobin Ave., was arrested on one warrant. Timmy Ravann Hem, 19, of 76 Thornton St., was charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, failing to stop...

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RHS Hockey Team Wins, Ties; Now 2-0-1

December 24, 2013
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The Revere High hockey team improved to 2-0-1 on the season with a 5-0 triumph over Swampscott last Wednesday and then scored a goal in the final 11 seconds of their game with Lynn Saturday evening to earn an exciting 3-3 tie. The contest with Lynn saw a dramatic turn of events in the...

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Obituaries 12-25-2013

December 24, 2013
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Rosalie Blanche D’Eramo Gibson Of Marblehead, formerly of Revere Rosalie Blanche D’Eramo Gibson of Marblehead, formerly of Revere, much beloved wife of John (Jack) Otto Gibson and devoted mother of Joan Rosalie Gibson Call and her husband, Brian Todd Call of Levant, Maine and Jill Renee Gibson Frenette and her husband, Michael Frenette of...

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The 2013 World Series Trophy

December 20, 2013
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The 2013 World Series Trophy

RHS Principal Dr. Lourenco Garcia poses with Wally and Teacher’s Denise Fuimara and Erin Giesser behind the 2013 World Series trophy at the Revere High School.

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Stormy, Stormy Night

December 20, 2013
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Stormy, Stormy Night

Broadway, Revere was the scene of a winter wonderland Tuesday night as another storm hit the Northeast.

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Oil Boom Could Result in Lower Heating Bills

December 20, 2013
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Oil Boom Could Result in Lower Heating  Bills

Just five years ago, America seemed to be at a crisis point when it came to its energy needs, and nowhere was that more apparent around here than in home heating bills – whether for heating oil or natural gas. In fact, during the presidential election of 2008, both candidates preached about the need...

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Host Community Agreement Likely to Come Next Week

December 20, 2013
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The City and Mohegan Sun are in the midst of intense negotiations this week on the new host community agreement, with all indications pointing to the agreement being unveiled early next week. The new host community agreement is expected to be much more lucrative that the City’s first version of the agreement – which...

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Kennel Looking for Right Person to Adopt ‘Hugo’

December 20, 2013
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The stretch of tough economic times has taken its toll on God’s creatures, and none so more than the family dog. Despite the festive time of year, Lisa Cutting of Ocean View Kennels on North Shore Road said Christmas has been a downer for her over the last few years due to the fact...

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Investigation Continues into MBTA Fatality

December 20, 2013
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The investigation into a fatality involving a Revere woman struck by an MBTA bus continues this week, with drug and alcohol tests on the driver of the MBTA bus that hit her coming back negative late last week. State Police detectives assigned to the Suffolk DA’s office – with the State Police Collision Analysis...

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