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Obituaries 09-21-2011

September 21, 2011
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Mary Elizabeth Whited Educator and active volunteer Mary Elizabeth (Fallon) Whited of Point of Pines died on September 15 with her family by her side. She was 85 years old. Mrs. Whited was born on September 1, 1927 in Boston, the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Cain) Fallon. She was educated in...

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A Show of Appreciation

September 14, 2011
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A Show of Appreciation

Kelly’s Roast Beef on Revere Beach generously donates a luncheon each year for members of the Revere Fire Department in remembrance of the heroic first responders who died following the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Biggie Chau, manager-in-training in Kelly’s, is pictured as he delivered the food to Firefighter Bobby Holland and RFD...

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Former Officer Enters Plea Deal; Several Serious Charges are Dismissed

September 14, 2011
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Former Revere Police Officer Todd Randall pleaded guilty in Federal Court last week to giving a false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), making a plea deal with the government that could get him as much as 15 months in jail or no time at all. “ did approach me and...

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DPW Case Headed to an MCAD Hearing; Efforts at Compromise Unsuccessful

September 14, 2011
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All hopes of working out an alleged discrimination claim between a city employee and his supervisor, the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works, were dashed last week during a private conference in Boston. All parties met in a conciliation conference before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) last Thursday and failed to reach...

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Revere Beach Memorial this Sunday

September 14, 2011
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The Revere Beach Memorial will mark its fifth year in existence and the solemn ceremony will meet with less stigma than any previous event. The Memorial seeks to remember those whose lives have been cut short by alcohol and drugs. Remembering those who made bad choices was not seen in such a good light...

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Residential Project Could Begin Much Sooner Than First Thought

September 14, 2011
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The future Wonderland Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is getting the hurry up this month, as developer Joe DiGangi and Mayor Tom Ambrosino are pushing to get a shovel in the ground on a residential building by the end of this year. The $500 million mixed-use development along Ocean Avenue has always been slated to...

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A Positive Reflection: 9/11 Remembrances Healthy for Our Nation

September 14, 2011
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Following the dignified nationwide slate of memorials that were held to commemorate the lives of the dead and the sacrifice they made on September 11, 2001, many of us are left with the palpable feeling that we are a good and decent nation, with a good and decent people,. It was also a day...

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The Parking Garage: An Anchor for Future Development

September 14, 2011
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The new parking garage, literally the anchor of the great development of Ocean Street to follow, is one of this city’s major new structures, sitting on an enormous footprint and visible to literally everyone coming and going in the area of Wonderland Park. When the new garage has added its special trimmings, it will...

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Expanding Gaming: Legislation Deserves to be Passed

September 14, 2011
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The House of Representatives will be voting on the expanded gambling bill this week. It is a good bill, despite the pandering to other interests that caused the Boston Globe to write an ill-advised editorial denouncing the bill last week. The expanded gambling bill will help Revere and East Boston and every city and...

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Starting at Zero: Lauria Scores Three TDs as Patriots Blank Medford

September 14, 2011
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The Revere High football team kicked off its 2011 season in fine fashion with a 21-0 triumph at former Greater Boston League rival Medford Friday evening. Although the Patriots displayed some of the usual opening game jitters early in the contest, they still walked off the field at the half with a 6-0 advantage....

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Police Briefs 09-14-2011

September 14, 2011
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TUESDAY, SEPT. 7 Charles J. DiCino, 82, of 8 Calumet St., was arrested on charges of two counts of armed assault with intent to murder, two counts of assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building. Charles James Ouimet, 28, of Lynn, was...

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Obituaries 09-14-2011

September 14, 2011
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Arthur Nigro Former City Councillor Former Revere City Councillor, Arthur C. “Archie” Nigro died on August 30 after a brief illness. Hee was 88 years old. He was first elected to public office in the City of Revere in 1967, winning a special election as City Councillor of Ward Three. He continued his political...

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9/11 Anniversary: Our Mantra: Never Again

September 7, 2011
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For those of us living in Massachusetts, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has a special significance because they began here early on the morning of a beautiful day. All of us awakening that day in September ten years ago believed it was just another day. The terrorists began at Logan Airport....

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What Can They Do for an Encore?: Patriots Look to Build on Tremendous Success of 2010 Campaign

September 7, 2011
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The Revere High boys soccer team will open its 2011 campaign this Tuesday evening  with a contest against non league rival Malden Catholic under the lights and on the turf behind the high school at 7:00 p.m. Coach Nik Tower, who piloted the Patriots to a sterling 11-3-5 mark last season, one of the...

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Obituaries 09-07-2011

September 7, 2011
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Aileen Robblee Administrative Assistant to Former Board of Chelsea Aldermen Aileen G. (Hanson) Robblee, a lifelong resident of Chelsea, died at home on September 6 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 66 years old. A graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1962, early in her working career, she worked at the...

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Police Briefs 09-07-2011

September 7, 2011
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Monday, Aug. 29 Jon Ravida, 47, of Eastie, was charged  with motor vehicular homicide (negligent operator) and leaving the scene of personal injury and death. Tuesday, Aug. 30 Theodore Mitchell, 32, of Northfield, NH, was arrested on six warrants. Chongnan Zhang, 53, of Flushing, NY, was charged with audio/video piracy and being a disorderly...

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First Day of School

August 31, 2011
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First Day of School

First Grader Quincy Reath was ready with her backpack on Tuesday morning at the Paul Revere School. Revere Schools began the new school year on Tuesday, with students across the city reporting to their various school assignments. At the Paul Revere, this year was the first year that the designated Innovation School has required...

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Big Impact: RHS Football Team Debuts New Helmets and New Regulations to Help Prevent Concussions During Play

August 31, 2011
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Big Impact: RHS Football Team Debuts New Helmets and New Regulations to Help Prevent Concussions During Play

When it comes to football, players must have a good measure of brawn and a good head on their shoulders. This year, as the Revere High School (RHS) Patriots begin their fall season, their heads will be protected like never before. On the heels of new, stricter state laws governing head injuries and concussions...

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Aluminum Foiled: City Leaders, Metals Industry Looking for Middle Ground in Solution to Outrageous Metal Thefts

August 31, 2011
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Aluminum Foiled: City Leaders, Metals Industry Looking for Middle Ground in Solution to Outrageous Metal Thefts

The situation with metal thefts in Revere is becoming quite heavy. With the theft last week of a treasured World War II memorial in the Point of Pines, things have come to a head and members of the community and Police Chief Terence Reardon are calling for immediate reforms. “Not only is that World...

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Rain Check: High Winds and Lots of Rain, but Most of City is Spared from Big Hurricane Irene

August 31, 2011
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Unless one lives on Revere Beach Boulevard, then Hurricane Irene turned out to be nothing more than a passing fancy. City officials were careful to plan for all contingencies late last week as Hurricane Irene trudged up the East Coast and made a b-line for Massachusetts. Flood precautions were taken. Tidegates were cleaned and...

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