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Obituaries 07-03-2012

July 4, 2012
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Alfred Morelli Retired Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. Superintendent Alfred J. Morelli of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on June 29. A US Navy veteran of World War II and the retired City of Boston Parks and Recreations Superintendent, he was the beloved husband of Claire (Phillips) Morelli with whom he shared 60...

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Take Me Higher, Dad

June 27, 2012
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Take Me Higher, Dad

Ryan Signorelli enjoys the view from above courtsey of his father, Geoff.

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The Unemployment Rate

June 27, 2012
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State statistics reveal that Revere’s overall unemployment rate has dropped to 6.8 percent. At least this is what the rate was in May. The local unemployment rate has gone down 2 points since January and it is almost 4 points better than it was during the depths of the recession. So unemployment is dropping...

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Fire Chief Good Choice

June 27, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo has re-appointed Fire Chief Gene Doherty as the city’s director of Emergency Management – a position he is eminently qualified to hold. It is likely there is no one serving in municipal government here more capable of running such an office of importance than Doherty. He is smart about what he...

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Remembering Revere’s Golden Days of Sports

June 27, 2012
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The May 2nd edition of the Revere Journal under its fascinating ‘Through the Years’ section featured a picture of two football players kneeling in front of our coaches and the fathers of the seniors of our 1963-64 Revere High School (RHS) football team taken at the old Paul Revere Stadium. In that photo, I...

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Police Briefs 06-27-2012

June 27, 2012
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SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION Revere Police are investigating a drive-by shooting on Raymond Road that transpired around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday. The victim told police that he was walking to the convenience store on Raymond Road when he observed a dark vehicle drive up close to him. As the vehicle reached his position, an occupant...

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Obituaries 06-27-2012

June 27, 2012
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Assunta ‘Susan’ Milligan Of Marblehead, formerly of Everett Assunta “Susan” (Melagrano) Milligan of Marblehead, formerly of Revere and Everett, died suddenly on June 23 at Salem Hospital. She was 65 years old. A former Wire Operator at Wells Fargo and many other brokerage firms, she was born in Italy, the daughter of the late...

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Joe Quarantello

June 21, 2012
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The city has a new Licensing Board Commissioner and he is Joe Quarantello. Mr. Quarantello was sworn in at city hall earlier this week. He took the oath of office with Mayor Dan Rizzo standing almost by his side. Mr. Quarantello is 53. He’s married with three children  and he is employed in an...

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Traffic Mitigation

June 21, 2012
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On first blush, the traffic mitigation package unveiled by Suffolk Downs recently is dedicated to two major thrusts – to reduce the McClellan Highway backlog, which will require a major piece of work in East Boston with a flyover at Boardman Street and further mitigation efforts at Bell Circle. The Suffolk casino developers and...

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The City Budget

June 21, 2012
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The city is once again dealing with limited funds to meet its obligations for the coming year. In other words, even after carefully watching all spending and making cuts here and there, the city needs new revenue streams or added revenue streams to make up the structural deficit that occurs from year to year...

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Ciccarello Leads RHS Softball to New Heights

June 21, 2012
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Joe Ciccarello was asked what the signature victory was for his rapidly rising Revere High softball program this season. The answer: an upset of perennial Middlesex League powerhouse and recent two-time Division 1 state champion Lexington in the first round of the State Tournament – on the Minutemen’s home field, no less. “That was...

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Police Briefs 06-20-2012

June 21, 2012
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‘HITMAN’ TAKES A HIT A police task force watched the parking lot of Target last Wednesday afternoon, operating on a tip that a man known only as ‘Hitman’ planned to sell an illegal firearm to another individual around 4:30 p.m. Around that time, officers watched ‘Hitman’ pull into the parking lot and the buyer...

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Obituaries 06-20-2012

June 21, 2012
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Marjorie Snow Of Florida, formerly of Revere Marjorie A. (Sullivan) Snow of St. Petersburg, Florida, formerly of Revere, died peacefully on June 8. She was 83 years old. Born in Medford on September 15, 1928, she lived in Massachusetts most of her life before moving to Florida in 1980. She was preceded in death...

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RHS Graduation Day 2012

June 13, 2012
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RHS Graduation Day 2012

The Revere High School Class of 2012 is shown above tossing their caps into the air in the traditional manner following graduation over the weekend.

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Police Briefs 06-13-2012

June 13, 2012
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PHYSICIAN FINED BY AG A Revere physician who improperly charged a $185 administrative fee in addition to MassHealth reimbursements for opioid addiction treatment (Suboxone) will pay more than $53,000 in restitution, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. “Our office will make sure that access to addiction treatment is not restricted by providers requiring...

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Revere a Host City

June 13, 2012
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Revere is a host city if and when a casino comes to Suffolk Downs. The casino legislation provides for this designation for Revere exactly and specifically. “A Host community is a municipality in which a gaming establishment is located or in which an applicant has proposed locating a gaming establishment,” reads the state law...

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A Day at the Races: Trainer Bernardini, Jockey Davis Each Record Three Win at Suffolk

June 13, 2012
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Trainer Jay Bernardini and jockey Jacqueline Davis each enjoyed three-win days before an enthusiastic Belmont Stakes Day crowd of 8,333 at Suffolk Downs on Saturday, June 9. Bernardini broke the ice for his first win of the season in the fifth race with Gesu ($10.20), ridden to victory by David Amiss. He and Amiss...

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Obituaries 06-13-2012

June 13, 2012
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Judith Bostrom Retired Employee of Bianco Inc. of Revere Judith A. (Collins) Bostrom of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 8 at the Leonard Florence Center of Chelsea following a long and arduous struggle with cancer. She was 68 years old. Born in Boston and raised and educated in East Boston, she...

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Coming Together for Carolina

June 6, 2012
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Coming Together for Carolina

Over 150 staff, students, parents and community members – including School Committeewoman Stacey Rizzo – came together on Saturday morning to attend a fund-raising walk for Susan B. Anthony (SBA) 7th grader Carolina Martinez. Martinez was born healthy, but at age 2 was diag­nosed with a severe form of Muscular Dystrophy. She has been...

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Casino Plan Unveiled

June 6, 2012
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Casino Plan Unveiled

The casino plan that Revere residents will soon have the opportunity to vote for or against was unveiled Tuesday by owners of Suffolk Downs. While dramatically different from plans touted back in 2010, the proposal by Suffolk Downs’ principal owners and Caesar’s Entertainment includes a $1 billion investment to build a 300 room hotel,...

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