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Big Brothers Program Flourishing in Revere

January 26, 2012
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Big Brothers Program Flourishing in Revere

When Big Brother volunteer Joe Butler asked his Little Brother Michael Rivera, of Revere, about Kelly’s on Revere Beach, Rivera looked at him with a puzzled expression. “What’s Kelly’s?” he asked. Without another word, Butler, 28, gave his Little Brother a little advice and some tasty fried clams that he hasn’t yet forgotten. “I...

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Union Contracts on Rizzo’s Short List: Less Controversial Than Previous Couple of Years

January 26, 2012
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Less controversial than previous couple of years The Rizzo Administration and two key municipal unions have already met in the new mayor’s first month in office. The Revere Firefighters Union and the Revere Teacher’s Association (RTA) met within the last week with Mayor Dan Rizzo and members of his administration or with the School...

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Moose in a Predicament After Losing Liquor License

January 26, 2012
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It’s not easy being a moose. It’s even more difficult these days being a Revere Moose. The often-charitable social club has found itself in a heaping mess this week, as they forgot to renew their liquor license last year and are scurrying to find a way to hold their popular Super Bowl party at...

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New Trash Law Experiencing Growing Pains

January 26, 2012
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The new trash ordinance has experienced quite a few growing pains this month, but Health Agent Nick Catinazzo said he thinks that with time the kinks will get worked out. “We’ve written a tremendous amount of fines,” Catinazzo said. “To be honest, it’s not really easy to enforce. The rodent-free bags are not marked...

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Police Briefs

January 26, 2012
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 17  Anthony S. Nicholes, 41, of 124 Crescent Ave., was arrested on a charge of making a threat to commit a crime. THURSDAY, JANUARY 19  Jason C. Bailey, 33, of Mattapan, was arrested on charges of malicious destruction of property over $250, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and two counts of assault &...

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The Right to Speak

January 26, 2012
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The right to speak before the Revere city council every week at the beginning of the meeting has been institutionalized over the years since its inception. That right for anyone in this city to speak for 3 minutes before the city council has not been challenged and should not be challenged. Some councillors want...

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The Licensing Board

January 26, 2012
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Something should be done to facilitate the issuance of a common victualer license for the new Papa John’s Pizza operation on American Legion Highway. The location opened with some fanfare last week and has now been shut because the manager failed to show-up to a Licensing Board meeting as expected. Papa John’s received all...

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Sports 01-25-2012

January 26, 2012
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Boys Track Team Runs Past Gloucester The Revere High boys indoor track team swept the shotput and the 50 yard dash and took six of nine individual events en route to claiming a 47-39 win over Gloucester last week. Omar Morales led the sweep in the shot with a toss of 43 feet and...

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Obituaries 01-25-2012

January 26, 2012
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Sister Lucy Leonard SND Educator Sister Lucy Leonard, SND died in Worcester on January 23. She was 91 years old and was with the Sisters of Notre Dame for 72 years. Born in Somerville, daughter of Jeremiah and Lucille (Johnson) Leonard, she lived in Connecticut for 33 years before moving to Worcester in 1989....

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Casinos: “Will Not Come Quickly” State Delegation Tells Councillors

January 19, 2012
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State legislators told the City Council at a special meeting last Thursday that it could be more than two years before any possible casino exists in Revere, and they indicated that the process will play out slowly, but correctly. State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli (D-Eastie) and State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein (D-Revere) enlightened a Revere City...

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How a Referendum Vote Will Work in Revere

January 19, 2012
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There are a lot of things that must happen before Revere voters are asked to go to the polls and give their two cents on the casino proposal and mitigation package at Suffolk Downs. However, when and if that vote occurs, the basics are as follows. •Any successfully negotiated mitigation package with Suffolk Downs...

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RHA Ready to Set Record Straight on Trash

January 19, 2012
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The City’s top housing official said this week that she is looking forward to appearing before the City Council next Monday to set the record straight on the newly introduced trash ordinance. “I’m looking forward to coming before the Council to share my ideas because the Council hasn’t been accurate in what they are...

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The Reverend Martin Luther King

January 19, 2012
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Martin Luther King would have celebrated his 83rd birthday last Saturday had he not been cut down in the prime of his life by an assassin’s bullet in 1968. Our nation has moved forward with giant steps to bridge the racial divide since King first began his non-violent protest against man’s humanity to man....

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Rizzo’s Decision on Council Meetings

January 19, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo’s announcement last week that he will not be attending city council meetings is good public policy. The mayor said, and we agree, that city council meetings are about the business before the city council rather than being about the mayor. He told his colleagues as much. He said he was not...

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The Patriots

January 19, 2012
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Many, many people in this city were absolutely delighted by the Patriot’s commanding victory over the Broncos in last week’s quarter final game. If you are a Patriot’s fan, then you are feeling that this is the year the Pats will again win a Super Bowl. Last week’s victory over the Broncos and Tim...

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Revere High Track Loses Beverly Meet in Final Event

January 19, 2012
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The Revere High boys track team put up a battle with Beverly last week, with the teams separated by a point, 41-40 in the Patriots’ favor, as the meet came down to the final event, the 4 x 400 relay, with all five first place points at stake in the winner-take-all race. However, despite...

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Police Briefs 01-18-2012

January 19, 2012
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Monday, Jan. 9  Terry Carter, 24, of 566 Beach St, was charged with armed robbery. Angel Luis Ortiz, 43, of Lynn, was charged with receiving stolen property $250 or more. Ruben Valez, 53, of Lynn, was charged with receiving stolen property $250 or more. Tuesday, Jan. 10  Frederick Dunbar, 25, of Lynn, was arrested...

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Obituaries 01-18-2012

January 19, 2012
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Antonetta DiNocco Almy’s Retiree Antonetta A. (Venezia) DiNocco of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 14 following a six and a half year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 89 years old. Mrs. DiNocco was born in Avelli, Italy and came to the United States as a young woman, settling in East...

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Residents Upset over Pending MBTA Cuts

January 11, 2012
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Residents Upset over Pending MBTA Cuts

As the 411 bus rumbled up Oak Island Street towards the Jack Satter House earlier this week, there weren’t a ton of people getting off the bus, and there was really only one man getting on. Those using the bus were regulars, though, and they said that while the 411 doesn’t have a large...

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RHS Hockey at Frozen Fenway

January 11, 2012
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RHS Hockey at Frozen Fenway

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo drops the puck for the faceoff between Norwood captain Brendan Cathcart and Revere captain Peter Marino at the start of the Frozen Fenway hockey game Monday night under the lights at Fenway Park. Also taking part in the ceremony are Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo, Revere captain Drew...

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