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The Blizzard of 2013

February 13, 2013
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The Blizard of 2013 has been put into the record books.  And for those of us old enough  to remember the Blizzard if 1978, we have survived both these natural catastrophes. Reflecting on the aftermath of the two storms and their effects on our city is a story of night and day. Who can...
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Police Briefs 02-13-2013

February 13, 2013
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Frank B. Spingel, 43, of Boston, was arrested on charges of mayhem and intimidation of a witness. Jonathan M. Coraine,  26, of Whitman, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, illegal possession of a Class A controlled...
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Revere High Sports Roundup

February 13, 2013
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Girls indoor track teams tops Saugus The Revere High girls indoor track team ended its season on a winning note last Wednesday, defeating Saugus 49-36 at the Merullo Fieldhouse.  The victory ensured the Lady Patriots of a winning season, their first in three years. The meet was a hard-fought battle throughout, with the teams...
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Obituaries 02-13-2013

February 13, 2013
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Catherine Texera Paralegal and Advocate for Homeless, Underprivileged, Elderly and Disenfranchised Catherine M. (Forgione) Texera died at her Revere home on February 10 after a three year battle with cancer. She was 66 years old. Born in Boston, she lived in Revere for most of her life and was a 1964 graduate of Revere...
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Margaret “Peggy” White Turns 100

February 6, 2013
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Longtime Revere resident Margaret “Peggy” (Furlong) White recently celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by more than 50 well-wishers, including her brother, children, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and friends, including Ethel (Ferretti) Toomey, a life long dear friend and bridesmaid in Peggy’s wedding.  The festivities took place at Eventide Home, in...
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ED Markey’s Senate Candidacy: Our Long-time Congressman Has Received Many Endorsements

February 6, 2013
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Although it is the long-standing policy of this newspaper not to endorse candidates for public office, we nonetheless feel compelled to make note of the candidacy of our outstanding, long-time Congressman, Edward J. Markey, for the U.S. Senate seat which has been vacated by John F. Kerry, who is the new Secretary of State...
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Police Briefs 02-06-2013

February 6, 2013
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MONDAY, JANUARY 28 Evan J. Goldney, 27, of 170 Rumney Rd., was arrested on charges of unarmed robbery, illegal possession of a Class A controlled narcotic substance, illegal possession of a Class A controlled narcotic substance wkith intent to distribute, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. Steven L. McLemore, 36, of Winthrop, was arrested on...
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Boys Hoop Drops Heartbreaker to Saugus

February 6, 2013
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The Revere High boys basketball team dropped a heartbreaking 62-60 decision to Saugus last Tuesday evening at the Merullo fieldhouse. The contest was an outstanding high school game between two teams who are vying for a spot in the post-season state tournament. The Patriots came into the game with an 8-6 mark, while Saugus...
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Obituaries 02-06-2012

February 6, 2013
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Edward Palumbo Retired US Postal Clerk Edward F. Palumbo, a 20 year resident of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on January 31 at the Union Hospital in Lynn. He was 68 years old.Born in Everett, he lived in East Boston for most of his life and was a 1962 graduate of Sacred...
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The Names Have Changed, but Not the Game of Politics

January 31, 2013
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In the old west of the 1870’s, Judge Roy Bean dispensed justice west of the Pecos with his saying: “We are going to give this man a fair trial before we go out and hang him.” That was his justice back then and to observers of the recent events at the Revere Housing Authority,...
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Police Briefs 01-30-2013

January 31, 2013
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MONDAY, JANUARY 21 Robert J. Madore, 39, of 62A Lincoln St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Edward M. Freni, 39, of Everett, was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 Robin Spagnuolo, 52, of 31 Newman St., was arrested on a charge of uttering a false prescription. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY...
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Revere High Sports Roundup

January 31, 2013
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Caramello, Harris spark Revere to 45-42 win over Danvers The Revere High girls basketball team had a tough assignment Friday night, playing a hungry Danvers contingent that is trying to grind out wins for a trip to the State Tournament. The host Falcons made things interesting to the very end, but clutch baskets by...
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Obituaries 01-30-2013

January 31, 2013
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Hugh Peter Hanlon Avid Dart Enthusiast, of Wilmington, formerly of Point of Pines Hugh Peter Hanlon of Wilmington, formerly of Revere Point of Pines, died suddenly on Jan 17. He was 58 years old. A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1972 and a member of the Knights of Columbus of Tewksbury, Peter...
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On the Parquet Floor

January 23, 2013
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On the Parquet Floor

The state champion Revere High School (RHS) Cheerleading Team got to accompany the RHS JROTC to center court at the Boston Celtics game last Wednesday, Jan. 16th. Coach Julianne Esposito, Kristina Russo and local veteran Jamie Chambers accompanied the cheerleaders.
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Paul Revere Spelling Bee

January 23, 2013
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Paul Revere Spelling Bee

First grader Annabella Sandy-Roche pauses to consider how to spell a difficult word at the 2nd Annual Paul Revere School Spelling Bee on Tuesday morning. Fifteen children competed, with fourth grader Ayah Harper winning and moving on to the regional competition in Lynn. The winner of that bee gets a trip to the national...
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The Marijuana Dispensary Issue: The Law Has a Good Intent,but It Overall is Not Suitable for Revere

January 23, 2013
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The City Council’s public hearing on Jan. 28th concerning the issue of the new law passed by the voters in November that allows for the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries deserves thoughtful consideration by both residents and our council members. We recognize that the basis for the creation of  marijuana dispensaries are two-fold: First,...
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A Worthy Memorial: Recognition for the Women Who Served in WWII Long Overdue

January 23, 2013
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The effort by Eileen Merullo and others to ensure that the military service of women in World War II does not go unremembered is one of the most worthy causes to have come along in quite a while. There were 141 Revere women, of whom Eileen was one, who directly contributed to the war...
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Remembering Rev. King: A Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

January 23, 2013
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For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...
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Police Briefs 01-23-2013

January 23, 2013
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Monday, Jan. 14 Karen Doherty, 43, of 29 School St., was charged with speeding, driving with a suspended license and one warrant. Tuesday, Jan. 15 Jose Marquez-Cornejo, 31, of 595 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested on one warrant. Jefferey Satterwhite, 22, of Saugus, was arrested on one warrant. Wednesday, Jan. 16 Michael J. Matarazzo,...
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Middle School Girls’ Hoop Team Remain Undefeated

January 23, 2013
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The Revere Middle School girls basketball team remained undefeated with a pair of wins this week, defeating a big and fast Pickering Middle School (Lynn) squad and then taking the measure of Marblehead. In Wednesday’s encounter with Pickering, Coach Palermo’s Junior Lady Patriots clamped on their vaunted half-court pressure defense. The tactic overwhelmed Pickering...
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