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Necco’s Dilemma – If one door closes, others will open

November 3, 2010
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You can’t be expected to run a candy company without sugar but this is what the Necco Company has apparently been trying to do for quite some time. In fact, the future for Revere’s largest employer and taxpayer, looks grimmer than the sugar jar being empty. About 500 jobs are on the line and...

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Halloween – Doom and gloom rules

November 3, 2010
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This Halloween more kids dressed entirely in black than ever before. It was noted that Spiderman costumes were hard to find and that the dark and bleak costuming of ghoulish and ghostlike figures or zombies is a sign of the times. That is, the costumes worn by so many kids this year did not...

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Arrest Report 11-03-2010

November 3, 2010
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TUESDAY, OCT. 26 A 16 year old juvenile was arrested on charges of breaking & entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony and three counts of receiving stolen property over $250. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27 Russell Edward Bouche, 27, of Chelsea, was arrested on charges of shoplifting and receiving stolen property under...

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Obituaries 11-03-2010

November 3, 2010
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Ralph Aucella Engineer, former owner of Donnelly Electric & Manufacturing Ralph Aucella of Chelmsford, formerly of Roslindale and Revere, died peacefully on October 26 after a very brief illness at the Wingate of Lowell. He was 95 years old. A US Marine Corps veteran of World War II, who served from January of 1934...

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Down To The Wire – Races are too close to call

October 27, 2010
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With the election next week, many of you who plan to vote already know who you will be voting for and why. The onslaught of radio and television advertisements and the general overhanded nature of newspaper and Internet coverage, will not further persuade or dissuade those who are already satisfied with the choices they...

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Arrest Report 10-27-2010

October 27, 2010
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 18 Frederick E. Bianchino, 21, of 135 Bradstreet Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Monique S. Williams, 22, of 560 Beach St., was arrested on charges of being rude & disorderly in violation of the city ordinance and resisting arrest. TUESDAY. OCTOBER 19 Damien M. Centrella, 36, of Malden, was arrested...

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Obituaries 10-17-2010

October 27, 2010
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Elena Statuto American Optical retiree Elena "Helen" Statuto, a Chelsea native and a long time resident of Revere, died on October 25 in the Osceola Regional Medical Center of Kissimee, Florida following a brief illness. She was 87 years old. Mrs. Statuto was born, raised and educated in Chelsea. In 1950 she married the...

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Lowering the bar? – If early allegations are any indication, mayor’s race is going to be feisty

October 21, 2010
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Lowering the bar? – If early allegations are any indication, mayor’s race is going to be feisty

Nomination papers for mayor aren’t due out for at least six more months, but this week the mayoral campaign got down and dirty in a way that hasn’t been seen around here for a number of years. Rumors concerning Councillors Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo – and an alleged conspiracy – have turned the...

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Question 3 – More will be said than done

October 21, 2010
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The State sales tax has risen to 6.25%. A ballot measure to cut the sales tax to 3% has generated an enormous response from residents across the commonwealth. Democrats and Republicans alike share the belief that the sales tax should be cut. By how much and when is the question. If the sales tax...

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Foreclosures – Many homeowners are facing a harsh reality

October 21, 2010
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Not even the most liberal among us believe that those who cannot pay their mortgages should have the government make the payments for them or to defer the inevitable by putting off a foreclosure. The real estate bust was caused by wild speculation and irresponsibility all around. All of us who own homes or...

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Arrest Report 10-21-2010

October 21, 2010
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 Abdul Kareem Balogun, 27, listed as homeless, was arrested on charges of two counts each of rape and indecent assault & battery upon a mentally handicapped person. James E. Marazzi, 46, of 350 Revere Beach Blvd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. David F. Mei, 56, of Lynn, was arrested on...

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Obituaries 10-21-2010

October 21, 2010
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Louis ‘Gino’ Siciliano Retired RHS Industrial Arts Head Louis J. "Gino" Siciliano died on October 7 at his Melrose home following a brief illness. He was 85 years old. Mr. Siciliano was born in Boston’s North End and lived in Revere from 1950 until 1980 when he and his family moved to Melrose where...

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RHS Boy’s Soccer drops home league match to Lynn English, 3-1, on Oct. 18, 2010

October 20, 2010
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RHS Boy’s Soccer drops home league match to Lynn English, 3-1, on Oct. 18, 2010

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RHS Roundup 10-14-2010

October 14, 2010
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Boys soccer team tops two NEC foes and improves to 6-1-2 Although the Revere High football team deservedly is drawing a lot of attention on the local sports scene with its best start in years, there is another team in town that looks like it could go the distance. The RHS boys soccer team...

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Arrest Report 10-14-2010

October 14, 2010
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Monday, Oct. 4 No Arrests Reported Tuesday, Oct. 5 No Arrests Reported Wednesday, Oct. 6 Shannon Maxfield, 25, of Millis, was charged with one warrant. Thursday, Oct. 7 Aubrey Vaudo, 20, of 157 Hichborn St, was charged with shoplifting. Friday, Oct. 8 Fawnsa Elisha Rosario, 26, of Everett, was arrested on five warrants. Saturday,...

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Obituaries 10-04-2010

October 14, 2010
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Dorothy Spinazzola Wife of Globe restaurant critic Anthony C. Spinazzola, active member of the community Dorothy K. (Snell) Spinazzola of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere, died on October 9 following a brief illness. She was 85 years old. She was the past co-owner of Spinazzola’s Family Restaurant of Framingham and Lady Chairman Emeritus of the...

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Three-alarm fire on Dana Street, Sept. 30, 2010

October 8, 2010
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Three-alarm fire on Dana Street, Sept. 30, 2010

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Authorities make an arrest in Reservoir Avenue homicide

October 6, 2010
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A Revere man has been arrested in the shooting death of a Jamaica Plain man with Revere tires, a homicide that happened on top of Reservoir Avenue last Wednesday evening. Alen Stijakovic, 19, of 145 Ward St. #10, was arrested for the shooting on Monday and charged with murder. He was arraigned in Chelsea...

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A Blue’s note Big Blue edge Revere by a mere point, in NEC thriller

October 6, 2010
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Journal The 3-0 Revere Patriots visited Swampscott on Saturday afternoon and for one half of the football game, they were poised to go to 4-0. Leading 34-14 after the first half, and with five touchdown runs from standout running back Trae Weathers already in the books, the Patriots...

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Crowded Classes – Expanding enrollment is biggest challenge facing the Revere School Committee

October 6, 2010
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Revere’s public school enrollment is soaring. This year alone, the school population has grown by 288 students over last year – a remarkable figure all things considered. In fact, from two years ago, the enrollment has swelled by 400 students. There are 6,433 students as of this week in the Revere public schools. That...

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