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Zoning Approval – Changes make good business sense

July 15, 2010
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The Zoning Board of Appeals has passed a set of zoning changes as requested by local Attorney Gerry D’Ambrosio for his clients, Eurovest Development. These changes, in the works for many years, and required for the development of Ocean Street, allow for some buildings to be a few stories higher, in addition to other...

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Arrest Report 07-15-2010

July 15, 2010
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MONDAY, JULY 5 Christina M. Jeffery, 19, of 11 Cove St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Kevin Sem, 30, of Lynn, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor. Roberto H. Solis, 37, of Lynn, was arrested on charges of two counts of violating a...

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Obituaries 07-15-2010

July 15, 2010
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Paul Loiselle Vietnam Veteran Paul J. Loiselle, a lifelong Chelsea resident, died unexpectedly at his home on June 27. He was 69 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1959. He entered the US Air Force in September of 1959 and served until January...

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Lost in Thought – Getting away from it all

July 8, 2010
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The 4th of July holiday was a great success. Hundreds of thousands swarmed for music, food and fireworks and virtually no arrests, no outrageous violence and very little in the way of inconvenience. It was a quintessential American weekend with nearly all of us taking full advantage of the Monday holiday. Monday opened warm...

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Arrest Report 07-07-2010

July 8, 2010
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Monday, June 28 Michael Larson, 31, of 50 Reservoir Ave, was charged with assault and battery. James Perella, 34, of South Yarmouth, was charged with illegal possession of a Class B drug. Wilber Reyes, 18, of 473 Parkway, was charged with assault and battery and trespassing. Patrick Wiswall, 38, of 250 Broadway, was charged...

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Obituaries 07-07-2010

July 8, 2010
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Reynold Vitale Former Owner of Reynold A. Vitale Complete Printing Services Reynold A. Vitale of Revere died on July 1. He was 66 years old. Born, raised and a life long resident of Revere, he was a 1961 graduate of Revere High School. He trained in the printing business at the Boston Herald and...

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Four Your Thoughts – Thinking about Independence Day

June 30, 2010
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It is the summer of discontent as we approach the 4th of July holiday. In the 234th year of American Independence, there is a feeling held among Americans that the business life of the land is unnatural, strained, weak, and ineffectual. Government’s best effort to make up for the failings and the excesses of...

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Arrest Report 06-30-2010

June 30, 2010
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MONDAY, JUNE 21 Nicole Dexter, 18, of Watertown, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Josh Stewart, 28, of 21 Overlook Ridge Terrace, was arrested on charges of two counts of assault & battery. TUESDAY, JUNE 22 Judith I. Ventullo, 45, listed as homeless, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of...

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Obituaries 06-30-2010

June 30, 2010
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Ernani Storlazzi Former Head of the Boston Naval Shipyard Industrial Hygiene Department Ernani D. Storlazzi died at his home in Dennisport on June 21. Also of Fort Myers, he was formerly a resident of Revere. He was 97 years old. Born in Boston on February. 7, 1913 to Cesira (Serena) and Adolfo Storlazzi, he...

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Shedding new light on an historic site

June 23, 2010
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Shedding new light on an historic site

The Old Rumney Marsh Burial Ground on Butler Street has gotten a haircut over the last week with numerous invasive trees removed and several existing trees trimmed thoroughly. The Rumney Marsh Burial Ground Restoration Committee continues to plod along in their efforts to refurbish the old cemetery, which has burials that date back to...

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Arrest Report 06-23-2010

June 23, 2010
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TUESDAY, JUNE 15 Joseph M. Singleton, 23, of Coventry, R.I., was arrested as a fugitive from justice on charges of malicious destruction of property over $250, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, and being a minor in possession of an air rifle. FRIDAY, JUNE 18 Christopher M. Paradise, 17, of Saugus, was arrested...

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Approve It – Eurovest deserves zoning change

June 23, 2010
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Attorney Gerry D’Ambrosio’s request for a zoning change for his client Eurovest should be approved. Eurovest is the investment and development group putting together the Ocean Avenue development which begins shortly with the construction of a multi-million dollar car parking garage at Wonderland Station. D’Ambrosio’s effort on behalf of Eurovest seeks to put the...

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Good for the Beach – Meters make a lot of sense

June 23, 2010
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation is set on lining Revere Beach with parking meters – something which should have been done decades ago. The city council and the DCR will work together to give this initiative a chance to finally be implemented. And it will take the approval of the council and the...

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Obituaries 06-23-2010

June 23, 2010
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Longina/Strokosz Active in many social, cultural and civic organizations Longina ‘Lonia’ (Zawadka) Strokosz, a longtime resident of Chelsea and Revere, died peacefully on June 19 at her residence, Methuen Village Assisted Living Residences, surrounded by her family. She was 78 years old She was born in Zawiercie, Poland on July 20, 1931, daughter of...

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Point person on legislation confident of a speedy resolution

June 17, 2010
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More and more, expanding gaming in Massachusetts – and most likely in Revere and East Boston – has become a matter of how rather than when. While proponents at Suffolk Downs, Wonderland and other pro-gaming entities have struggled for years to get approval for expanded gaming, this time around it looks as if the...

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Air On The Side Of Caution – Pharmacy ban is good health policy

June 17, 2010
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The city of Everett Health Department has set itself on a course to ban the sale of cigarettes in pharmacies in that city. The Revere Health Department might do well to do the same. Everett joins the city of Boston, Newton and two other communities in banning cigarette sales in pharmacies. The reasoning, and...

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The Oil Spill – Government response has been unimpressive

June 17, 2010
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We believe the government response to the oil spill drama playing itself out along the southern coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida has been lame and ill-advised. If ever there was a moment to put 200,000 unemployed people to work maintaining the coastline this was it – and it remains so to this...

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Arrest Report 06-16-2010

June 17, 2010
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MONDAY, JUNE 7 Edgar Fonseca, 52, of 18 Walden Ave., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. TUESDAY, JUNE 8 Moulayahmed Elalami, 18, of Chelsea, was arrested on a charge of receiving stolen property over $250. Ivan A. Molina, 35, of Boston, was arrested on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor...

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Obituaries 06-16-2010

June 16, 2010
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Alice O’Brien, 65 Retired Rehabilitation Aide Alice E. (Williams) O’Brien passed away peacefully in her Malden home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with overwhelming illness on Sunday June 13. She was 65 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Paul H. Williams and...

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Entertaining An Idea – Shouldn’t city reap financial reward for granting entertainment licenses?

June 10, 2010
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Entertainment licenses, like liquor licenses that are given by the Licensing Board can be taken away. The Licensing Board giveth. The Licensing Board taketh away. An entertainment license is not a right. It is a privilege. It is a bit like the liquor license that comes with it. This being said, perhaps the Licensing...

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