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Obituaries 02-23-2011

February 23, 2011
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John Sanechiaro American Legion, Revere ITAM and VFW member John F. Sanechiaro, a 60-year resident of Revere, died February 16 at the Peabody Glen Health Care Center of Peabody following a long confinement. He was 82 years old. Born and raised in Somerville, he graduated from Somerville High School in June of 1946 and...

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Whelan Students Get ‘a Big Time Rush’ out of Appearance By Teen Band

February 17, 2011
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Whelan Students Get ‘a Big Time Rush’ out of Appearance By Teen Band

The latest teen music and television heartthrobs - Big Time Rush – made a surprise visit to the Whelan Sschool Tuesday afternoon and played a concert for the entire elementary school. The kids won an online contest with KISS 108 earlier in the month and the prize was a concert for the whole school. Big...

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Fr. Guarino Says Goodbye to Revere, St. Anthony’s Church

February 17, 2011
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Fr. Guarino Says Goodbye to Revere, St. Anthony’s Church

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com In an abrupt announcement late last week, Father Michael Guarino of St. Anthony’s shared that he will be retiring from the priesthood after 43 years due to medical concerns. “I will be taking a medical retirement and it’s bittersweet,” he said. “I’m doing this under the advice of three doctors…I...

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Overall Payroll Increases, but $100k Earners on the Decline

February 17, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The number of city employees earning more than $100,000 decreased for the second time in two years, though the overall city payroll increased by nearly $2 million in 2010. The City released the 2010 final payroll figures this week, and on the top of that list was Superintendent Paul Dakin...

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Police Briefs 02-16-2011

February 17, 2011
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 Vanessa M. Forte, 24, of Winthrop, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Rene J. Fuentes, 43, of 566 Beach St.,  was arrested on an outstanding warrant.\ Nikkia Hennessey, 29, of Boston,  was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Fawnsa Elisha Rosario, 27, of Everett  was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on...

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Meters on the Beach – Cleanliness is Priority Number One

February 17, 2011
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During the past five years Revere Beach has never looked better – and it would look even better if the vast majority of the people who use the beach, who come here by automobile, picked up their trash rather than leaving it on the beach as though the beach was their private dumping ground....

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Smoking Ban – City, Dcr Should Follow Boston’s Lead

February 17, 2011
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The City of Revere should be thinking about banning smoking in public places and so too should the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Boston is now considering such an order as two Boston City Councillors have made the suggestion. Some believe this type of ban on public smoking would be too much of a...

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Get Well, Mr. Speaker – Injury Won’t Slow Bob Deleo

February 17, 2011
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We want to wish Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo a quick recovery from the broken ankle injury that he sustained in a fall on the ice outside his Winthrop home. We’re sure it won’t deter him from his busy legislative schedule and the many appearances that he makes throughout the state. We’re...

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Sports 02-16-2011

February 17, 2011
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Girls basketball team improves to 18-0 Four more games. Four more wins. Unfortunately for the opponents of the Revere High girls basketball team this season, that story line represents just another typical week of work for the Lady Patriots, who improved to 18-0 with a pair of wins over former Greater Boston League rival...

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Obituaries 02-16-2011

February 17, 2011
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LeighAnn Zarrella Sony Corp. Executive and animal lover LeighAnn (Thomas) Zarrella in Revere, formerly of Woodcliff Lake, NJ, died on February 4 after a seven year long and valiant battle with breast cancer with dignity, strength, perseverance and an inspiration to all who knew her. She was 44 years old. She was a graduate...

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All Aboard the Bandwagon – Girls Basketball Team is in the midst of an Historic Run

February 10, 2011
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All Aboard the Bandwagon – Girls Basketball Team is in the midst of an Historic Run

By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com Revere High girls basketball followers had reason to expect a very successful season in 2011. The Lady Patriots were16-4 a year ago and had a looming 1,000-point scorer in Morgan Jenkins and one of the state’s best sophomores in Gena Restiano returning to the fold. Jenkins has eclipsed the grand...

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Brutal Stabbing at the Squire; Matter Forwarded to the License Commission

February 10, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com With little more than a week under new ownership, the Squire Lounge was the scene of a brutal knife attack last Friday, and the incident has been forwarded to the License Commission. Commissioners were very up front with new owner Mark Filtranti – who also owns the Golden Banana in...

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Sweet or Sour? At this Point, it’s Hard to tell if Situation will End Positively for City

February 10, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com As the sale of the Necco Candy Company looms, many are hard-pressed to figure out if the city has a Mercedes Benz within its borders or just a typical four-door sedan. According to union officials who represent Necco workers, the company is no international prize, and the hope for a...

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Police Briefs 02-09-2011

February 10, 2011
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MONDAY, JAN. 31 Joseph M.  Calnan, 20, of 61 Crescent Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, FEB. 1 Maureen Y. Simone, 57, listed as homeless, was arrested on a charge of disturbing the peace. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2 Frankie V. Rivera, 44, of Lynn, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a...

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Speaking of Snow … Recalling the Blizzard of ’78

February 10, 2011
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During this winter that does not seem to want to end, take a moment to recall the Blizzard of 1978, which took place this week, 33 years ago. Not withstanding everything that has come after, there was no storm, no set of storms, no entire year of storms combined that compares reasonably with what...

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Mayoral Campaign- Candidates are following the Right Steps

February 10, 2011
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Right now, both candidates for mayor, Councillor at Large Dan Rizzo and Councillor George Rotondo are doing what ought to be done. They are debating nearly every week on the Op-ed page of the Revere Journal. The debate has been thoughtful, even forceful, and we expect it will become more compelling as time goes...

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Sports 02-09-2011

February 10, 2011
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RHS girls stay perfect at 14-0 The Revere High girls basketball team showed this week that not only are they adept at winning the runaway games, but that they also know how to win the close ones. The Lady Patriots journeyed Thursday to Danvers, the Northeastern Conference team many had thought would have the...

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Obituaries 02-09-2011

February 10, 2011
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Rita Rodgers Vibrant, genuine and caring person Rita L. (Leonard) Rodgers of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on February 1. Rita was such a vibrant, genuine and caring person: a devoted wife, mother (mommy), gammy, sister and friend. She loved life and courageously tried everything medical science had to offer in her six year...

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Ambrosino urges Patience as City Copes with more Snowfall

February 3, 2011
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Ambrosino urges Patience as City Copes with more Snowfall

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com With a huge storm on the doorstep (literally on the doorstep) this week, more than a few Revere residents arestruggling to figure out where to put the snow and how to get around it. On Endicott Avenue, MBTA buses barrel down the narrow street with seemingly little more than a...

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Scrooges Convicted of Larceny Charges

February 3, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It was Christmas 2009 and many people were hurting financially like never before. The need for charity Christmas presents was huge. And, in fact, one couple that was in line to receive some of those charitable gifts admitted last week to having stolen hundreds of them from the First Congregational...

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