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Home delivery – Couple gives birth at their home in Beachmont; father does a skillful job of catching little ‘fastball’

November 24, 2010
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Home delivery – Couple gives birth at their home in Beachmont; father does a skillful job of catching little ‘fastball’

At a time when residents of the city stop to take stock in what they are thankful for, there are many common thoughts. Many are thankful that they have a home. Even more are grateful to have three square meals a day. A great number of people thank God for their health. One Beachmont...

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City has to shore up budget deficit with millions from Rainy Day Fund

November 24, 2010
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Property taxes will increase less drastically this year than in previous years, but city leaders had to use millions in reserves to make ends meet. To meet this years fiscal year 2011 budget, Mayor Tom Ambrosino said they would have to tax to the levy limit and then shore up a huge deficit by...

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Once more with Pride: Revere’s greatest leader, longest serving elected official in the state, dead at 83

November 10, 2010
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Once more with Pride: Revere’s greatest leader, longest serving elected official in the state, dead at 83

The man who invented, re-invented and then refined Revere politics for five decades, current City Councillor George V. Colella, passed away on Sunday, November 7, early in the morning. He was 83. Colella was the longest-serving elected official in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, having been elected to various posts in the City for the...

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A quick wit was the hallmark of Colella’s one-of-a-kind style

November 10, 2010
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A quick wit was the hallmark of Colella’s one-of-a-kind style

It didn’t take long for me to realize that Councillor George V. Colella was a man who didn’t mince words. He was the kind of man that would look you in the face and tell you without flinching that he thought you were doing a very poor job. In fact, at one point many...

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RHS student’s artwork featured on cover of ‘Madama Butterfly’ program at the Cutler Magestic

November 3, 2010
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RHS student’s artwork featured on cover of ‘Madama Butterfly’ program at the Cutler Magestic

When Richard Trimarchi and several other Revere students walked through the doors of Boston’s Cutler Majestic Theatre last Friday night to see ‘Madama Butterfly,’ they were handed programs. On the cover of those programs was a design done by Trimarchi that was inspired by Puccini’s classic operatic tale. The director of the production –...

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Empty feeling – List of abandoned properties is expanding

November 3, 2010
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If there were any questions whether or not the continuing national housing crisis has improved in Revere, those questions were answered recently when the City released its annual vacant building list – revealing the disheartening news that more than 100 buildings and homes were identified as vacant or abandoned. The city began compiling the...

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Spooky House

October 28, 2010
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Spooky House

The are haunted houses around Revere and then there are terrifyingly spooky houses like John DiLiegro’s "spooky" house at 73 Aurelia Sylvia Dr. The house has everything Halloween, including a graveyard, zombies, witches, a two story ghost and numerous other scary vestiges of Halloween. For an even better view of the set up, drive...

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Video vanguard Squire Road studio played host to most popular campaign ad of the year; bigger things on the horizon

October 27, 2010
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Video vanguard Squire Road studio played host to most popular campaign ad of the year; bigger things on the horizon

One of the hottest new political commercials in the nation had its roots right on Squire Road at the Sound & Media Vision studios. Republican 4th Congressional District challenger Sean Bielat released one of the most talked about campaign ads of the season last week that portrayed sitting Congressman Barney Frank (D-Newton) disco dancing....

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Senior Center receives five new computers as Mass General Hospital’s ARCH program

October 27, 2010
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Senior Center receives five new computers as Mass General Hospital’s ARCH program

When Revere’s Ty Smith learned how to use a computer at the Revere Senior Center, the first thing she did was look up information about her new doctor – and it was quite a litigious experience. “I’ll never forget my first time when I got a new doctor and I was able to look...

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Rizzo-Rotondo controversy continues – Will the Ethics Commission sort it out?

October 27, 2010
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A week after fantastic ethical allegations were made against Councillor George Rotondo, now there are questions about whether or not the allegations were manufactured by Councillor Dan Rizzo’s campaign or someone associated with it. Rizzo vehemently denied those allegations this week, saying that the allegations were real and were real concerns of local business...

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Happy days are here again – Patriots qualify for the tourney for the first time in 12 years

October 21, 2010
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Happy days are here again – Patriots qualify for the tourney for the first time in 12 years

The Revere High boys soccer team clinched its first post season state tournament berth in 12 years with a tie and a win this past week. “This is a great accomplishment for our program,” said RHS head coach Nik Tower, whose squad punched their ticket for a Journey to the Tourney with an emphatic...

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Fashion business fits Clarke’s personality to a T – Beachmont resident is putting stock in his own T-Shirt brand

October 21, 2010
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Fashion business fits Clarke’s personality to a T – Beachmont resident is putting stock in his own T-Shirt brand

It has been said in some circles that it’s the clothes that make the man, but in Beachmont, it is a man who is making the clothes – and to some noted success. Regan Smith Clarke – a 2002 graduate of Revere High School (RHS) – has found his niche with designer T-Shirts, and...

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GOP candidate raises questions about Edward Markey’s residency

October 21, 2010
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GOP candidate raises questions about Edward Markey’s residency

Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) has been around the world on legislative missions. He’s the dean of the Massachusetts federal delegation, a 34-year sitting elected official; the 13th most senior member of the Congress. He’s been around Revere over the years and people know him. And to know him, is to like him. He’s been...

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A sporting chance – RPS makes a serious effort to boost athletic performance

October 14, 2010
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A sporting chance – RPS makes a serious effort to boost athletic performance

When it comes to scores at the Revere High School (RHS) over the last few years, the most encouraging scores were not on the athletic fields, they were on the MCAS test. With some exceptions, RHS teams have a long-standing reputation of underperforming on the playing fields, and this past summer Superintendent Paul Dakin...

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He radiates talent – McKinley teacher finds music in (of all things) his heating system

October 6, 2010
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He radiates talent – McKinley teacher finds music in (of all things) his heating system

To some, the groaning and creaking of an old steam heating system may be a painful reminder of how much heating oil costs these days, but to others like Travis Ramsey, those sounds are the sounds of music. The McKinley Elementary School teacher and musical composer has taken inspiration from the old boiler and...

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Where have all the racing dogs gone? – First they went to Florida; now many are back in Bay State

October 6, 2010
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Where have all the racing dogs gone? – First they went to Florida; now many are back in Bay State

There may not be greyhound racing in Massachusetts anymore, but there are still a lot of greyhounds. In Massachusetts, a statewide ballot question in 2008 passed by a large margin and ended dog racing here forever. Locally, tracks like Wonderland were pretty much put out of business. Others, like the Taunton track, were also...

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No fear: RPD officer, business owner save a life

September 30, 2010
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No fear: RPD officer, business owner save a life

Dana Street was but a cloud of black smoke Thursday afternoon. People were running out of buildings hysterically and the scene was becoming chaotic as a triple-decker began to go up in flames. Public safety personnel had yet to arrive. People were screaming. Others were taking pictures. And some alert observers were calling 9-1-1....

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As enrollments soar, superintendent calls for another school

September 30, 2010
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The new school smell still hasn’t worn out of the School Department’s latest new building, the Paul Revere School, and already Superintendent Paul Dakin is saying he needs another. Sound insane? It’s really not when one analyzes the enrollment numbers from the past few years. This year, as of late last week, the total...

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Johnnie’s will reopen next month with a new name, but same local ownership

September 30, 2010
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Johnnie’s Foodmaster on Squire Road has reinvented itself, and after some major renovations are complete, they plan to open in early October with a new name, but retain the same staff and ownership. John DeJesus, second-generation owner of the grocery store chain (his Dad was the original Johnnie), told the Journal in a recent...

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Mastering MCAS – Revere makes strides on statewide exam

September 22, 2010
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Hitting the state average on the MCAS test was once a lofty goal for the Revere Public School, but nowadays it is the expectation. Two schools – and nearly a third one – scored at the state average on every MCAS test this year, a major first for the district. MCAS test results from...

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