Monthly Archives: July 2014

Sculptors Hit Revere Beach

July 21, 2014
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Sculptors Hit Revere Beach

As a sand version of the famous Iwo Jima flag raising begins to tower over Revere Beach – a tribute to veterans – organizers are preparing to welcome 15 master sculptors and hundreds of thousands of spectators to Revere this week and weekend for the Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival. The Festival on...

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Topping off Ceremony at James Hill School

July 21, 2014
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Topping off Ceremony at James Hill School

Mayor Dan Rizzo and MSBA Director Jack McCarthy prepare to autograph the beam on Monday. To honor the last piece of steel put in place on the new Hill School, city and state leaders held a ceremonial topping off event on the site. As is tradition with Local 7 Ironworkers, the last beam is...

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DeLeo Disputes Assertion in Probation Trail

July 21, 2014
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House Speaker Bob DeLeo unleashed some venomous comments Monday night against U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and the Boston Globe in a two-page statement that criticized Ortiz’s assertion that DeLeo was part of a criminal enterprise that involved swapping jobs for votes and favorable budget requests. “Since a conspiracy is an agreement to do an...

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Local Veterans to Be Honored

July 21, 2014
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Front and center at the Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival this year will be three honored Revere veterans, most prominent being Marc Silvestri – a Bronze Star with Valor recipient for heroic acts that saved 31 soldiers in Afghanistan in 2008. “I am really looking forward to being honored, but I will be up...

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Lightbody Arrest Brings Question about Charging Decisions, Intervention

July 21, 2014
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The arrest of Revere businessman Charlie Lightbody last October was certainly a significant chapter in the annals of the ongoing casino battle in Revere, but while the situation was hot news all over Greater Boston back then, it’s largely taken an exit from the public square. However, for those on the inside – including...

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Revere Beach and This Weekend’s Sand Sculpting Festival

July 21, 2014
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The Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival is one of the greatest events of its kind in the entire world and attracts the very best master sculptors from as far away as Singapore. More than 300,000 people will travel to Revere Beach to see these talented artists showcase their amazing work. If you have been...

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Palm Trees on Revere Beach?

July 21, 2014
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When the producers of the “Black Mass,” movie were looking for a beach to stage a scene (setting South Beach Miami 1980) they chose Revere Beach last week and transformed it with palm trees, cabanas, along with taking the Pizza Kitchen and making it a cantina.  We couldn’t think of a better spot to...

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Letters to the Editor

July 21, 2014
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Ordinace on placing political signs Dear Candidates, On August 2, 2007 the Revere City Council established an Ordinance Relative to Political Signs. A copy of which is on City’s website at Revere.org/electioncommission/electioninformation. Section B, Timeframe, # 1 “No political sign shall be erected in any residential district until 30 days prior to the date...

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Speaking out on the False Allegations in the Probation Trial

July 21, 2014
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Last week, the United States Attorney alleged that I engaged in a criminal conspiracy.  Since a conspiracy is an agreement to do an illegal act, the question must be asked:  With whom did I conspire?  When did I so conspire? And what evidence is there linking me to such a conspiracy?  The government cannot...

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Police Briefs 07-16-2014

July 21, 2014
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MONDAY, JULY 7 A 16 year old juvenile was arrested on charges of breaking & entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor and resisting arrest. Wanderson A. DeOlivera, 24, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Juan Alfredo Mejia, 31, of 18 Woodland Rd., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery.   TUESDAY,...

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Dodgeball Dynamo Aaron Leon Heads to Vegas to Compete for National Title

July 21, 2014
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Revere resident Aaron Leon is a standout player on the best ultimate dodgeball team in Massachusetts. Leon and his Wolves teammates have earned the opportunity to determine whether their team is the best in the country, having qualified for the regional and national finals in Las Vegas. The winning team will receive $20,000. The...

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Obituaries 07-16-2014

July 21, 2014
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Gerardo Ernesto ‘Gerry’ Ocasio Of Revere Gerardo Ernesto “Gerry” Ocasio of Revere died unexpectedly on July 5. He was the beloved husband of Sara (Lockyer) Ocasio of Revere; loving father of Crystal, Sofia and Gerald Ocasio, all at home; cherished son of Maria Ferreira of Revere and Gerardo Ramirez of Canada; dear brother of...

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Fire Causes $100K in Damages to Shipwreck Lounge

July 11, 2014
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Fire Causes $100K in Damages to Shipwreck Lounge

Early warning alarms and a favorable time of day allowed Revere firefighters to put a quick stop to a threatening blaze at the Shipwreck Lounge on the Boulevard Monday afternoon. Fire Chief Gene Doherty said early warning alarms in the rooming house above the lounge sounded just after 11 a.m. and fire crews made...

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Happy Fourth

July 11, 2014
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Happy Fourth

Revere’s annual Fourth of July celebration was held on Sunday, July 6th at the Whelan School field. Pictured are Katherine Aborn, Diana DeCristoforo and niece Emma DeCristoforo.

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Revere Wins Online City Challenge

July 11, 2014
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The City of Revere has been chosen as the winner for small cities in the Google Get Your Business Online City Challenge – as announced officially last week. Mayor Dan Rizzo and his staff were very excited upon the announcement, having spent a great deal of time getting local businesses to participate in the...

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Elderly Housing Planned: Former Reardon’s Pub Site of Project

July 11, 2014
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The former Reardon’s Pub site was approved for state funding on Monday in order to build 39 units of affordable elderly housing – a plan put forth by The Neighborhood Developers (TND) and already approved locally. The announcement came in Springfield by Gov. Deval Patrick who announced an affordable housing funding round of $83.6...

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Revere Police Officer Resigns after Stealing Police Money

July 11, 2014
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A Revere Police Officer resigned earlier this year after admitting that he stole money used in a controlled drug buy last December. Former Officer Carlos Amaro resigned several months ago when faced with the allegations, but City officials have been slow to confirm or explain what led to that resignation. Just recently, in a...

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Good News for Revere

July 11, 2014
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The news that Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is close to finalizing a mitigation package with Mohegan Sun for the impacts of the casino at Suffolk Downs would have on the city of Boston is good news for the city of Revere. The agreement, which will result in millions of dollars going to Boston...

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Fourth of July Celebration a Success

July 11, 2014
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We commend the Revere Parks and Recreation for hosting an outstanding Fourth of July party at the Whelan School for all the residents of our city to enjoy. Families from throughout this city took part in this festive observance of our nation’s birthday. The Fourth of July is truly one of the greatest days...

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Revere Through the Years

July 11, 2014
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10 years ago July 14, 2004 With the manpower of the Revere Police Dept. at an historic low, three new officers were administered the oath of their office by Mayor Thomas Ambrosino before heading off to the Police Academy. The trio are Jon-Richard Gibson, Renee Busheme, and Michael Mullen. The Circus Smirkus international youth...

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