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With the help of RHS, Toro cleared a path to BC

June 10, 2010
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With the help of RHS, Toro cleared a path to BC

Kevin Toro is one Revere High School (RHS) senior that is on the move, but right now he is very happy to be sitting still in Revere. Toro is one member of a huge senior class – nearly 400 students – who will graduate today, Wednesday, June 9, at 6 p.m. in Harry Della...

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Call in the reserves – Mayor: We have to dip into our savings

June 10, 2010
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It’s time to dig deep into the City’s piggybank this year. Mayor Tom Ambrosino unveiled his City Budget on Monday and said that there is no more left to cut, and that the City would survive this year by raiding the Rainy Day Fund to the tune of around $2 million. “We need $2...

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Petruccelli says it won’t be difficult bringing everyone to the table

June 10, 2010
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Optimism is high in the state Senate on expanded gaming, according to Sen. Anthony Petruccelli (D-East Boston), who told the City Council Monday that they could probably expect something by the end of the summer. Legislation has been kicked around Beacon Hill since last fall, when House Speaker Bob DeLeo (D-Winthrop) announced he would...

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Calming the waters – State Police vow to keep the peace on Revere Beach

June 5, 2010
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Calming the waters – State Police vow to keep the peace on Revere Beach

The sunny, warm weather this spring has contributed to a great beginning at Revere Beach this season, though it has also brought some concerns. Whispers abound at what many believe to be an influx of gang members from Boston and from cities to the north. Likewise, there are nudges as regulars at the Beach...

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M-Dot is leaving his mark on hip hop scene

June 5, 2010
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M-Dot is leaving his mark on hip hop scene

For a guy who is not much of a modern rap fan, Michael ‘M-Dot’ Januario certainly is having some marked success in the rap world. Januario has burst upon the rap scene in the last four years and this month the Revere native is up for the Hip Hop Act of the Year in...

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RHS shake-up – Dakin searching for new principal as Deruosi moves into different role

June 5, 2010
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The baton is being passed in the leadership at Revere High School (RHS) this week, as long-time Principal Dave Deruosi has stepped aside to take a new job within the district. Deruosi has been the principal at RHS for eight years, and will vacate it on July 1. “We have a search for a...

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Unbroken bonds – Time nor distance can’t shake Famiglietti’s love for his brother, John

May 26, 2010
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Unbroken bonds – Time nor distance can’t shake Famiglietti’s love for his brother, John

His brother may be buried thousands of miles away, but it hasn’t kept Revere’s Frank Famiglietti from making the journey to Italy to visit his brother’s grave on Memorial Day. “I’m 82 years old now and I still think of my older brother all the time,” said Famiglietti, of Essex Street. “He was a...

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Derek Lodie, a central figure in the Talbot trial, faces attempted murder charges

May 26, 2010
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Two central figures from the murder trial of Officer Dan Talbot have re-surfaced with more skullduggery and one of them will be on trial for attempted murder this July. Derek Lodie, 20, will face attempted murder charges, assault charges and a variety of weapons charges this summer for a stabbing incident in 2007 that...

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Stacks of people are visiting the library

May 19, 2010
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Stacks of people are visiting the library

Frugality has become fashionable once again and nowhere is there so much available for so little than at the Revere Public Library (RPL). In fact, the whole place is available for free, and in the last few years’ tough economy, more and more people are discovering or re-discovering the RPL. Whether it’s museum passes,...

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Mass appeal: Latest CD released to critical acclaim

May 19, 2010
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Like fine wine, Revere’s rock band Mass seems to be refining itself with age – as the veteran rockers have recently released what critics are calling one of their best albums to date. The band – made up of Revere residents and natives Joe Vadala (drums), Gene D’Itria (guitars), Michael Palumbo (bass) and Louis...

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Royal Families – Weathers and Digitale siblings are right at home in king and queen’s court

May 12, 2010
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Royal Families – Weathers and Digitale siblings are right at home in king and queen’s court

Lightning may not strike twice in the same place, but at Revere High School (RHS), junior prom royalty does. That bolt of lightning struck the Weathers and Digitale families this past month when Trae Weathers and Kassandra Digitale were voted junior prom king and queen – following closely in the footsteps of their siblings,...

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Abrams wins seat

May 12, 2010
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Corey Abrams scored a resounding victory Tuesday night in the Ward 1 Special Election, propelling him to his first elected office. He takes the place of the late Ward 1 Councillor Jim Kimmerle, who died in office earlier this year. Abrams finished the night with 54 percent of the vote (764 votes), with the...

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House vote sparks interest in Revere; school officials say it isn’t a big problem locally

May 12, 2010
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Numerous questions remain locally after a Beacon Hill vote nearly two weeks ago that called for state agencies to check the immigration status (i.e., illegal or not) of those over 18 who apply for public benefits or public housing. Many were shocked to find out that illegal immigrants can and do get these services....

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When it comes to drugs, our borders are closer than you think

May 12, 2010
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Living so far to the north, one might tend to think that the madness and murder in the southern U.S. Border States is a world away. In all honesty, the drugs, violence and illegal immigration that runs part and parcel to the latter can seem like a problem for Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and...

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A smooth-flowing operation

May 8, 2010
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A smooth-flowing operation

In a little over a month’s time, Revere went from fighting off water to fighting for water. Saturday’s major water infrastructure break involving a 120-inch pipe in Weston at the MWRA treatment plant put a boil water advisory in effect for most of the Greater Boston area, including Revere – leaving drinking water in...

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In a water emergency, top water official forgotten; Maglione says he was left out of the loop on purpose

May 8, 2010
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The city’s highest-ranking water official has said this week that petty personal politics got in the way of public safety in the planning of local efforts during the recent water emergency. Water Facilities Director Joe Maglione said that – despite being the highest ranking licensed water operator in Revere – he wasn’t even invited...

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Businesses cope with loss of water; frantic scene at BJ’s

May 8, 2010
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Money has a hard time flowing in without using the faucet. The water emergency that occurred last weekend and early this week had businesses in Revere reeling, especially those involved with food and beverage service. The continuous flow of good, safe water is something most of us take for granted, and businesses were forced...

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Cat’s scan – Feline has an uncanny knack for helping patients at the Lighthouse Nursing Home

April 30, 2010
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On the staff directory in the foyer of the Lighthouse Nursing home, there is one picture in the bottom corner that bears quite a tale. It’s not a picture of one of the nurses or even of one of the social workers there, it’s a picture of a strange looking cat named Rocky –...

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Conflict resolution – Meetings are marked by fighting, chaos

April 30, 2010
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Conflict resolution – Meetings are marked by fighting, chaos

The spiraling-out-of-control Revere City Council engaged in another catfight Monday night as Councillor George Rotondo tried to clear his name and other councillors took exception to his statements. It’s the same story that has played out since January when Rotondo became an at-large councillor and declared an interest in running for mayor against long-time...

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Pink and green: A record condo sale at the St. George

April 30, 2010
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A down real estate market didn’t stop a record sale at the St. George’s Condominium building recently, and one Beach realtor said the market on Revere Beach is holding its own. Century 21 Revere realtor Michael Benevento reported that he recently sold a condo in the St. George for a record $500,000 – the...

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