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August is Here

August 7, 2013
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Yes, the days have become noticeably shorter and there has been a chill in the air at night. And when the calendar turns to August, as it has, it’s sort of a signal that the new school year is not that far away and soon another summer will be in the books. But the...
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Communication is Needed: Establishments Should Be Included Next Year

August 7, 2013
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The Revere Beach Partnership did a fantastic job with this year’s National Sand Sculpting Festival  at Revere Beach.  The necessity  of spreading out the festival on the beach, and making other, significant changes because of safety concerns by state officials after the Marathon bombings, were accomplished in a time frame of less than 60...
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New RPL Director Takes over Post: Sheehan to Guide Library into a New Era

August 7, 2013
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For any institution to remain relevant, it must adapt to the times.  A library is no exception.  When we were growing up and going to our local library more than 40 years ago, every visit  was an adventure  in discovering  old and sometimes brittle books that were crammed with knowledge for our young minds. ...
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Police Briefs 08-07-2013

August 7, 2013
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MONDAY, JULY 29 John M. Church, 24, of 84 Walnut Ave., was arrested on charges of trespassing and breaking & entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor. Shaina Elaine Stevens, 26, of Beverly, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of trespassing and breaking & entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor. John...
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Obituaries 08-07-2013

August 7, 2013
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Patricia Ann Straccia Former East Boston Resident Patricia Ann (Hancock) Straccia, formerly of East Boston, died in Winthrop on August 4. She was the beloved wife of the late Jerry A. “Chirpy” Straccia; devoted mother of Paula Czernetzky of Everett, Ann Gayhart of Revere, Joseph and his wife, Sandra, Jerry and his wife, Angela,...
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Police Briefs 07-31-2013

July 31, 2013
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  More details on Weiner Kidnapping MONDAY, JULY 22  John H. O’Neal, 62, of 25 Whitin Ave., was arrested on charges of violating a domestic abuse prevention restraining order pursuant to c. 209A and entering a dwelling in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony. Mariaelena Cincotti, 31, of 6 Adams Ct., was...
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Obituaries 07-31-2013

July 31, 2013
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Anna Bocchino Of East Boston, formerly of Italy Anna (DelGiudice) Bocchino of East Boston, formerly of Nusco Avellino, Italy died on July 28. She was the beloved wife of over 49 years to Amato Bocchino; devoted mother of Amato, Jr. and his wife, Alyssa of Beverly, Marie Bocchino of Wenham and Nancy Bocchino Lahyani...
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Sand Sculpting Festival

July 24, 2013
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Sand Sculpting Festival

In the early morning fog this past Monday, the sand sculptures on Revere Beach took on a whole new persona. Here, a woman walks along the shoreline in dense fog as one of the sculptures eerily looks down on her.
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A Fantastic Festival

July 24, 2013
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It often is all-too-easy for us to use superlatives to praise a community event, but in the case of this past week’s 10th annual Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival, superlatives alone do not do justice to the incredible festival that was attended by more than 500,000 persons from Thursday through Sunday. First and foremost,...
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Housing Authority to Be Commended

July 24, 2013
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The Revere Housing Authority is to be commended for ending this challenging year in a positive cash position. Their goal of maintaining a high degree of service to the more than 900 families and individuals who look to the RHA to provide that most basic human need – a clean and safe environment for...
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Menino’s Threat on Wynn’s Casino

July 24, 2013
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For those of us who know Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, his threat to scuttle the Wynn casino development in Everett (since it is being built on a sliver of Boston land) should be a reason for concern for officials in Everett. Mayor Menino is a politician from the old school who knows how to...
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Police Briefs 07-24-2013

July 24, 2013
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MONDAY, JULY 15     Rene Ceren, 42, of 115 Lincoln St., was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, accosting a person of the opposite sex, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance. Gregory E. Sullivan, 59,...
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Athletes After Revere High School

July 24, 2013
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Jessica Loeser competes on hip-hop team Dancing has always been an integral part of Jessica Loeser’s life. The graceful and nimble former Revere High cross-country and track star now competes on the hip-hop based Dance Fusion team at Quinnipiac University. The Fusion is the perfect team for Jessica because of her fervor for dancing....
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Obituaries 07-24-2013

July 24, 2013
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Janet Odoardi Hairdresser Janet A. (Russo) Odoardi of Revere passed away on July 18 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 52 years old. Janet, who worked for many years as a beautician for Mecca in Saugus, attended Revere High School and...
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Sand Castle Festival is This Weekend

July 18, 2013
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Sand Castle Festival is This Weekend

The Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival is celebrating its 10th year anniversary and is expecting more than 500,000 people to descend upon the nation’s First Public Beach between July 17th and 21st. This year, 15 sculptors will compete in the individual competition. Dan Belcher is shown here close up carving out the eye of...
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Patrick Does Not Sign Petruccelli Amendment to Stop Ethanol Trains

July 18, 2013
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Last Friday Governor Deval Patrick sent the amendment to the state’s Chapter 91 law back to legislators for further changes and made his own recommendations to the law. Senators Anthony Petruccelli, Sal DiDomenico and Patricia Jehlen’s amendment was aimed at blocking Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice...
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A Colossal Tenth Sand Sculpting Festival

July 18, 2013
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It’s just incredible to believe that 500,000 people will descend upon our city for the 10th Annual Sandsculpting Festival that extends through the weekend at Revere Beach. This great event generates much favorable publicity for our city and is the ultimate platform for letting people know about the attributes of Revere Beach and the...
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National Night out is Aug. 5

July 18, 2013
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National Night Out (NNO) is a nationwide community policing awareness event.  The event is held annually and designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.  Last year over 37 million people, in over 15,000 communities, participated in NNO...
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Letter to the Editor: Election Board Sends ‘Thank Yous’

July 18, 2013
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The Board of Election Commissioners would like to thank the following individual’s for working so hard to ensure the success of the recent Special State Primary and Election held in April and June respectively; Patricia M. Mazzone, Caitlin C. Welch, John V. Cammarata, Chief Cafarelli, Captain James Guido and Captain Terence K. Reardon, the...
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Police Briefs 07-17-2013

July 18, 2013
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FALLEN POLE CAUSES HAVOC A three-car accident around mid-day on Monday sent a electric pole to the ground and caused a two-hour backup for traffic on both sides of Lee Burbank Highway. A southbound pickup struck another vehicle around 12:48 p.m. on Monday, and careened into another car. They went into a pole that...
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