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Gaming Commission needs a Jump Start

August 1, 2012
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There is not a hint of question that leaders in communities to be impacted by casino gambling are at odds with the timetable recently set out by the state Gaming Commission. Mayor’s Menino and Rizzo and City Manager Jay Ash in Chelsea read with amazement last week the Gaming Commission’s timetable which extends just...

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Softball Tourney Was Huge Success

August 1, 2012
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The New England Storm Junior Olympic Softball Program in conjunction with the City of Revere recently hosted a tournament in Revere.  St. Mary’s Park, Susan B. Anthony Middle School and Hill Park all participated in the tournament.  The Program strives not only on molding fine female athletes, but respectable, independent and successful young ladies...

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Police Briefs 08-01-2012

August 1, 2012
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MONDAY, JULY 23  Rafael D. Rodriguez, 38, of Roxbury, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, JULY 24  Douglas R. Hatch, 57, of 30 North St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY, JULY 25  Craig M. Gaudette, 27, of Boston, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Darren Evans, 29, of 37 Highland St., ...

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Obituaries 08-01-2012

August 1, 2012
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Charles Richard Dusevitch Longtime Wonderland Parking Supervisor Charles Richard Dusevitch died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of July 24 after a brief illness. He was 82 years old. “Charlie” was born and raised in the Old West End of Boston.  However, it was early 1949 in the North End of Boston...

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An 85th Birthday Wish

July 26, 2012
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An 85th Birthday Wish

Most people would celebrate their 85th birthday in their favorite recliner with a piece of sugar-free cake, but not Beachmont’s Lennie Piazza. Instead, he chose to go skydiving with his son, Robert, in Rhode Island. He’s pictured here 10,000 feet above the ground with company owner Dean O’Flaherty. “I just leaned over the edge...

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Sewerage Dispute

July 26, 2012
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As Revere residents are forced to pay exorbitant water and sewer bills to clean up Boston Harbor and Revere Beach, the Lynn Water and Sewer Commission (LWSC) continues to dump raw sewage onto Revere’s beaches during heavy rain events. That situation has existed for some time and is permitted, but just about everyone on...

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The Summer of 2012

July 26, 2012
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The tragedy in Colorado has touched Americans in different ways everywhere during this otherwise lovely summer of 2012. At the Showcase Cinema complex in Revere Monday evening the theaters were evacuated during a showing of Batman. Some theater goers were terrified as they exited the theaters for what apparently turned out to be a...

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Revere Teacher Dimarino Named Winthrop Boys Basketball Coach

July 26, 2012
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Michael DiMarino received the Massachusetts history teacher of the year award and was a finalist for the History Channel’s national teacher of the year award. He is one of the most popular and respected teachers at the Rumney Marsh Academy. But his students might not know that the 6-feet-2-inch DiMarino is an outstanding basketball...

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Police Briefs 07-25-2012

July 26, 2012
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MONDAY, JULY 16 Jeffrey J. Moreno, 26, of 20 Rose St., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. Tu Nguyen, 25, of 65 Greentree Lane, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, assault & battery upon a police officer, and...

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Obituaries 07-25-2012

July 26, 2012
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Michael Delaney Revere Resident Michael R. Delaney of Revere died on July 20. He was 30 years old. Born in Melrose, he was the beloved son of Robert and Diane (Santa Anna) Delaney of Revere; dear brother of Kellie (Delaney) Capra of Salem, NH and Robert Delaney and his wife, April of Lynn; cherished...

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Sandsculpting Festival

July 18, 2012
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Sandsculpting Festival

There was no shortage of fun and excitement last weekend at this year’s Sandsculpting Festival on Revere Beach, which drew huge crowds over the sizzling summer weekend. Whether it was a fire-breathing man in the surf (top) or a steady gaze at the many sand sculptures, there was something on the Beach for everyone.

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Smith off to Court on Housing Violations

July 18, 2012
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Everett State Rep. Steven ‘Stat’ Smith is scheduled for a criminal hearing in Chelsea District Court this month for not conforming to the orders of the Revere Fire Department. Revere Chief Gene Doherty said that Smith is scheduled to have a hearing in Chelsea District Court with the Fire Department on July 26th at...

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The Sandcastle Success Story

July 18, 2012
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In just nine years the Sandcastle Festival has become one of the best attended, talked about and written about summer venues on this part of the Northeast coast. From a very humble, quiet, somewhat stumbling and fumbling beginning, the festival has grown into a massive event of the first order and as such, all...

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Caramello Takes Game to Next Level

July 18, 2012
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Caitlyn Caramello was a major contributor to the greatest regular season in Revere High girls basketball history. As a sophomore the 5-foot-8-inch forward helped spark the Patriots to a 20-0 record, a conference championship, and a first-round victory over Lynn English in the State Tournament. As Caramello prepares to begin her senior year, her...

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Police Briefs 07-18-2012

July 18, 2012
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MONDAY, JULY 9  Carlos Franco, 53, of Lawrence, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Rafael Montanez, 45, of Dedham, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Pablo L. Rivera, 39, of Metairie, Louisiana, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Julio, Nieves-Collazo, 34, of Lawrence, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Theodoro Lopez-Santos, 49, of Haverhill,...

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Obituaries 07-18-2012

July 18, 2012
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Elizabeth Graziani East Boston Resident Elizabeth (Visconti) Graziani of East Boston died on July 15. The beloved wife of the late Gennaro I. Graziani, she was the loving mother of Theresa Battista and her husband, Russell of Lexington, Ann Graziani and her husband, Robert Salvati of Quincy and Stephen Graziani of East Boston; cherished...

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An Era Ends as City Hall Variety Closes

July 13, 2012
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The local morning and mid-day scene on Broadway will never be quite the same after last Friday’s closing of City Hall Variety on the corner of Broadway and Pleasant Street – abutting City Hall. Operators Peter and Judy Palladino quietly called it quits last Friday morning after decades of business at the location. The...

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Our Opinions: of Sandcastles and Things

July 13, 2012
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The city is on the eve of another Sandcastle Festival, which will likely prove to be the mother of all festivals ever to have occurred in this city in its long existence. Master sculptors from around the nation will again be competing here in what has become an annual ritual attracting hundreds of thousands...

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The New Transit Center

July 13, 2012
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The recent ribbon cutting for the all new Wonderland Parking Lot and Transit Center, known by its official name as the Intermodal Transit Center, was a significant moment in this city’s modern history and in the history of transportation in this city. The gleaming, soaring, modernistic transit center is now one of this city’s...

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People Politics: Running into a Pulitzer Prize Winner at the Bin

July 13, 2012
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Early Tuesday morning, thinking about bacon and sunnyside eggs, black toast and cream cheese, we made our way onto Shirley Avenue and into the Bagel Bin. The Bin had just reopened after closing for a vacation for a week. Seated there, at the back of the Bin was an old time Revere fellow, three...

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