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A Great Parade

October 16, 2013
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On Monday under perfect weather, Revere’s own Columbus Day Parade returned to our city streets.  From the Chelsea line on Broadway to past St. Anthony’s Church on Revere Street, the parade wound its way down this route for more than two hours as thousands watched those who took part in the parade from marching...
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RHS Sports Roundup

October 16, 2013
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Football team plays well, comes close against Salem Frustration proved to be the dominant theme for the Revere High football team once again Friday night at Harry Della Russo Stadium. The Patriots held a 14-7 lead midway through the second period and were controlling their opponents on both sides of the line of scrimmage....
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Obituaries 10-16-2013

October 16, 2013
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Patrick “PJ” MacDonald Construction Laborer Patrick “PJ” MacDonald of Revere died on October 9. He was 54 years old. A construction laborer, he was born in Lynn, the beloved son of the late Dennis and Patricia (Wilkinson) MacDonald; dear brother of John T. Coakley and his wife, Patricia A. of Woburn, Patricia Ann Gooley...
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It Takes Teamwork to Pull a Jet

October 2, 2013
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It Takes Teamwork to Pull a Jet

The Revere High School (RHS) football team recently helped Logan Airport celebrate its 90th Anniversary by entering a contest against Winthrop and Eastie that featured an airplane-pulling event. The three squads competed to see who could pull a 120,000-pound JetBlue Airbus nine yards in the fastest time. The 25-man RHS team was able to...
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Revere Moving Forward

October 2, 2013
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There is an old adage that goes, “Never ask a question if you do not know the answer.” On September 21, Mayor Dan Rizzo held an unscripted citywide forum where he was asked questions from residents of Revere about what was on their mind.  From all parts of the city, residents took part in...
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Two Important Dates

October 2, 2013
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Mayor Dan Rizzo will be holding two public meetings on the recently-signed Host Community Agreement about the siting of a casino at Suffolk Downs.  The meetings will take place on Saturday October 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Revere City Hall and on Saturday, October 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at...
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Police Briefs 10-02-2013

October 2, 2013
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TUESDAY,SEPTEMBER 24 Kevin M. Bonia, 33, of 1015 Winthrop Ave., was arrested on a charge of disturbing the peace. Renee M.Kirby, 42, of 172 Winthrop Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of shoplifting (third or subsequent offense).   WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER 25 Alexa C. Emerson, 37, of 110 Eliot Rd.,  was...
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Revere Football Loses to Winthrop, 30-13

October 2, 2013
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The Revere High football team fell to Winthrop, 30-13, in a rare pre-Thanksgiving meeting Friday night at Harry Della Russo Stadium. The schools traditionally meet on Thanksgiving morning, but under the new MIAA playoff format decided to play on two occasions this season. Winthrop used a potent running game to amass more than 250...
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Obituaries 10-02-2013

October 2, 2013
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George ‘Butch’ LeBlanc Of Florida, formerly of Revere George F. “Butch” LeBlanc of Thonotosassa, Florida, fomerly of Beachmont-Revere and Maine, died on September 17 after a long battle with cancer. He was 70 years old. Born in Boston, he is survived by his long time life partner Beverly Davis of Thonotosassa and his son,...
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Man Charged in Fire on Page Street Home

September 25, 2013
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Man Charged in Fire on Page Street Home

A Revere man was held on high bail on Monday as investigators probed a possible domestic violence motive in a fire he allegedly started at his home on Page Street, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Dale Peretti, 40, was arraigned  in Chelsea District Court on charges of arson of a dwelling...
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Cafarelli Puts New Procedures in Place for Police Patrols

September 25, 2013
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Following a WBZ I Team report that aired on Monday night, Revere Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli has instituted several new procedures in the police department. The report highlighted  Sgt. Jeffrey Langone, a veteran of the force for several years who allegedly spent hours at his parent’s house instead of patroling the streets while on...
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Columbus Day Parade is Approaching

September 25, 2013
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After an absence of five years, our Columbus Day Parade will be coming back to Revere on Monday Oct 14th. For those of us who remember the parades of the past years, this parade tradition is certainly a welcome comeback.  As our memories of the parade recall our youth, so too will this year’s...
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On The Upcoming Casino Vote

September 25, 2013
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On Monday afternoon the Economic Development Sub Committee of the City Council held a special meeting about the Boston Globe story on the revenue projections of the Suffolk Downs Casino and its implications for the City of Revere. After a hearing that lasted more than 90 minutes, the end result was that they all...
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RHS Football Team Falls to Malden, 29-0

September 25, 2013
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Turnovers and injuries continued to bedevil the Revere High football team for the second week in a row as the Patriots dropped a 29-0 decision to Malden Friday evening under the lights at Harry Della Russo Stadium. “We have a lot of young players who have been called upon to step in because of...
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Obituaries 09-25-2013

September 25, 2013
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John Giuffre 50-Year owner and operated of the Do-DROP-In Restaurant of Boston John J. Giuffre, a long time resident of Beachmont Revere, died on Saturday, September 21 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere. He was 94 years old. Born in Boston’s North End, he moved to Beachmont Revere more than 60 years...
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Immaculate Family Festival

September 18, 2013
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Immaculate Family Festival

The Immaculate Conception Church held its annual Family Festival on Saturday. Eleven countries were represented and fine cuisine from all over the world was served and enjoyed by all.
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Steps 4 Cancer Walk

September 18, 2013
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Steps 4 Cancer Walk

Members of the Cataldo family lead the way on their first annual Steps 4 Cancer Walk. The 3.1 mile walk was held in honor of the late beloved Rosemary Cataldo.
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School Population Just Keeps Increasing

September 18, 2013
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The news last week by Superintendent Paul Dakin that the new Hill School will be at capacity before it even opens (possibly in September 2015) has come as a shock to most residents and city officials. Revere has a history of building new schools that are at capacity as soon as they open, such...
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Election in November

September 18, 2013
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Revere voters may have been lulled into thinking that 2013 is just being another year.  There is no Mayor’s race and there was not a primary election on September 17.  All attention seems to be focused on the Columbus Day Parade after several years of it having been suspended because of fiscal concerns and...
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Police Briefs 09-18-2013

September 18, 2013
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SEPTEMBER 9  Sarah J. Hubauer, 28, of Melrose, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Matthew J. Powers, 28, of  Medford, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. SEPTEMBER 11  William J. Rojo, 27, of Chelsea, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. SEPTEMBER 12  Jason Gray, 43, of Gadsden, Alabama, was arrested on a charge of illegal possession...
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