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McMackin Park Flooding Situation Must Be Addressed Immediately

April 9, 2015
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 We can say without dispute that Revere Little League has one of the best ballparks in the region. Some of us, who played Little League Baseball in neighboring communities, always hoped that we could play a game in McMackin Park, the unique ballpark known affectionately as “Little Fenway.” And sure enough, Revere Little League...
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Problem Solving and Helping People – Public/Private Partnerships

April 9, 2015
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 In the movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life”, George Bailey embodies a human spirit of community-based generosity that we don’t see much these days.  The new normal is that our neighbors are oftentimes strangers.  Last summer’s F2 tornado tested the community of Revere.  With damages in the millions, dozens of families lost their homes and...
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Commenting on the Latest Irregularities in Casino Process

April 9, 2015
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I want to commend Secretary Beaton for his common sense approach in denying Wynn Everett its MEPA certificate yesterday and Director Buckley for finally putting a stop to a disturbing pattern of behavior. As the Secretary and his staff pointed out, the project still does not do enough to mitigate its impacts and the illegal land deal between...
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Letters to the Editor

April 9, 2015
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Scholarship Committee thanks donors Dear Editor: The City of Revere Community Scholarship Committee thanks generous donors who made contributions from Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2014. PLATINUM  ($500.) A. Casoli RHS Class of 1961 DIAMOND ($400.) Ms. Evelyn P. Morris Anonymous (1) GOLD ($200. plus) Ms. Carol A. Tye Dr. Catherine Wu BENEFACTORS...
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Sports 04-08-2015

April 9, 2015
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Elam takes office as new Pop Warner President by Cary Shuman Craig Elam has begun his tenure as the new president of the Revere Junior Patriots Pop Warner football and cheerleading organization. Elam, who has been a coach and board member, succeeds Marc Tango as president of the popular youth sports program. Elam’s wife,...
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Obituaries 04-08-2015

April 9, 2015
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Denis Bolognese Of Revere Denis R. Bolognese of Revere died on March 30. He was the beloved son of Virginia “Jean” (Pisani) and the late Reginald Bolognese; dear brother of David and his wife, Ellen of Saugus and Lynda Cooke and her husband, Michael of Stoneham; treasured uncle of Nicholas, Jenna and Robert “Bobby”...
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Prom Time

April 2, 2015
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Prom Time

King and queen of the Revere High School JR prom Ally Hinojosa and Kevin Chiles. The prom was held at Danversport Yacht Club Friday, March 27.
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Palm Sunday Mass

April 2, 2015
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Palm Sunday Mass

Father George Butera, Pastor at St. Anthony of Padua Church, is joined by Deacon Joe Belmonte as they lead the parish youngsters in waiving Palms at the start of the 10 a.m. Mass on Palm Sunday. Additionally, members of the St. Anthony Church Youth Group re-enacted the Passion of Christ during the church’s Palm Sunday...
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Under Water Little League Seeks Help for Mcmackin Field

April 2, 2015
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REVERE – When someone says “if you build it they will come” most people think of baseball players, but at McMackin Field off Winthrop Avenue the ducks have come and it looks like the water that attracts them is here for awhile. Monday night the city council, city officials, Little League leaders, and others...
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Police Briefs 04-01-2015

April 2, 2015
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WRONG WAY OUT An alleged shoplifter led police on a muddy and wet chase through the Sales Creek Marsh behind Target last Thursday night, nearly giving police the shake, except for the fact that when he emerged from the marsh – he found himself behind the Police Station and in the hands of law...
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Happy Passover

April 2, 2015
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We wish the members of the Jewish community a Happy Passover as the holiday begins at sundown Friday and continues for the next eight days. The celebration commences with Jewish families sitting down for the traditional Seder meal. Children have a special role in the Seder, with the youngest child at the table being...
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Easter Sunday

April 2, 2015
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On Sunday, many churches will be overflowing as parishioners go to church to celebrate Easter. Easter is always a magical time for children. As a family, we always held off hiding the Easter candy around the house until after Mass.  This action prompted our youngest to go to church a few years back and...
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Sports 04-01-2015

April 2, 2015
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Fantastic Finish John Powers named MVP of State All-Star Hockey Game By Cary Shuman After an exceptional four-year varsity hockey career at St. Mary’s High School in Lynn, John Powers of Revere had one more highlight to offer. Powers, a Catholic Central League All-Star, netted three goals to lead his South team to a 6-3...
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Obituaries 04-01-2015

April 2, 2015
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Stephen Rappl Worked for UPS; member of Teamsters Local 25 Stephen J. Rappl of Revere died suddenly on March 28. Stephen worked for UPS and was a member of Teamsters Local 25. He was the beloved husband of Ellie (Graves); devoted father of Stephen Jr. and Skyler, both at home; loving son of Barbara...
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No Stopping Him

March 25, 2015
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No Stopping Him

Wide eyed and ready to run, Austin Argant makes a dash for the end zone during last Sunday’s North Shore Flag Football League Divisional finals in Danvers. The Revere U8 Texans went back and forth with the Lynn Chargers all game, but pulled out a thrilling win to bring the championship back to the...
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First 1: Joanne McKenna Pulls Papers for Ward One Seat

March 25, 2015
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REVERE – Revere educator Joanne M. McKenna is the first candidate to have pullednomination papers for a special election to fill the Ward 1 Councillor seat left vacant by the late Richard A. Penta. McKenna, who resides on Winthrop Avenue and has resided in Beachmont her entire life, has been an art teacher at...
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Youth Summer Employment: Program Grows

March 25, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo announced that the Youth Summer Employment Program will have a drastic change going into the 2015 summer. Youth will be placed in departments across city government, including Public Works and Parks & Recreation, along with a new partnership involving the Chamber of Commerce.  The goal of the Youth Sumer Employment Program...
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News Briefs

March 25, 2015
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MAYOR’S YOUTH SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM Today Mayor Rizzo announced that the Youth Summer Employment Program will have a drastic change going into the 2015 summer. Youth will be placed in departments across city government, including Public Works and Parks & Recreation, along with a new partnership involving the Chamber of Commerce. The goal of...
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Police Briefs 03-25-2015

March 25, 2015
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DOMESTIC SHOOTING IN PINES Revere Police have arrested a man on attempted murder charges after he allegedly shot up his girlfriend’s car on Bateman Street late Thursday night. Around 11:53 p.m. police were called to the scene and found the woman inside a car that had been shot multiple times. The woman was not...
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Winter Might be Wanning

March 25, 2015
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This past winter has been one for many longtime New Englanders not to forget.  We are not talking about the record snowfall. We are referring to the ceaseless cold that just keeps us bundled up in layers of clothes on a daily basis. Last Friday, was the official first day of spring and of...
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