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Obituaries 07-09-2014

July 11, 2014
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Josephine (Jo) Smith Wade Retired Revere assistant tax collector Josephine (Jo) Smith Wade died on July 5 at her New Hampshire home after a long and courageous battle with multiple health challenges. Josephine was born in Revere on July 23, 1927, the oldest child of Charles and Natalie (Russo) DeSalvo and lived most of...

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That’s What Friends Are for

July 3, 2014
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That’s What Friends Are for

Shown at last Thursdays tribute to longtime Revere resident Gary Cioffi is (left to right) Pauline Marino, Nancy Maniscalco, Peggie Cioffi holding grandson, Noah, Judy Mastrangelo, Sue Gravallese and Lisa Fortuna.

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Gateway Mural

July 3, 2014
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Gateway Mural

Gateway MuralBeachmont artist Alex Gerasev puts some of the finishing touches last Friday on this mural he painted throughout June for The Neighborhood Developers (TND). The Shirley Ave. Gateway Mural is one of the most prominent results of resident engagement in the neighborhood. In 2012, TND hosted a series of community design meetings. At...

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Feedback on a Revere Casino

July 3, 2014
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Feedback on a Revere Casino

Mayor Dan Rizzo said, “As the home of America’s first public beach, I know, and maybe many of you have come to realize, Revere Beach has long been seeking revitalization by way of some real, meaningful development; Mohegan Sun will be the catalyst that will make that a reality.”

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Rizzo Reports Most Potholes Filled in May

July 3, 2014
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Responding to continued criticisms from the City Council – and from residents in general – Mayor Dan Rizzo last week released the first of what he hopes will be an annual ‘Pothole Report.’ Using data from a new Internet-based reporting program and a new, date-driven work order system, the report summarizes the numbers of...

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Boston Officials Seek Casino License Delay

July 3, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo and Suffolk Downs officials reacted with disappointment late last week after Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and two East Boston elected officials called for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to hold off granting gaming licenses until after the statewide ballot question is held in November. “Today, I will file a stay with...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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Revere Through the Years

July 3, 2014
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10 years ago July 7, 2004 Parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes Church have launched an appeal of the decision of the Archbishop Sean O’Malley announced May 25 to close their parish, which has been in existence in Beachmont for almost 100 years. Developer Louis Porrazzo, who has been locked in a battle with...

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Police Briefs 07-02-2014

July 3, 2014
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MONDAY, JUNE 23 Darwin G. Ortez, 25, of East Boston, was arrested on a  charge of assault & battery. Thomas E. Roarke, 53, of Revere, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Johanne Clement-Felix, 26, of Saugus, was arrested on a  charge of shoplifting. TUESDAY, JUNE 24 Phillip N. Sosa, 29, of 101 Florence Ave.,...

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A Golden Season: Revere Girls Lead Northeast to Conference Championship

July 3, 2014
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All Al Generazzo has done in 28 seasons as the head softball coach at Northeast Regional is turn out fundamentally sound softball teams that contend for the conference title and qualify for the State Tournament – virtually every year. The 2014 season brought more splendor for Generazzo’s program as the Lady Golden Knights ascended...

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Obituaries 07-02-2014

July 3, 2014
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Edward Conte Mass Port Authority Retiree Edward P. Conte of N. Andover, formerly of Revere, died on June 30 surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. Ed worked for 34 years at The Mass Port Authority before retiring in 2012. He was the former proprietor of Ed’s Custom Car Care in...

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Paul Revere School Field Day

June 25, 2014
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Paul Revere School Field Day

Kindergartner Ayman Said looks frantically for the little white ball in the waving parachute during a game of “mouse” at the Paul Revere School’s Annual Field Day. Several of the Revere elementary schools held their festivities over the last week as good weather made it all possible.

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The SJC Decision

June 25, 2014
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Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the state....

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Letter to the Editor

June 25, 2014
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On the Logan Airport health study findings To the Editor: Regarding your story “Officials meet with Massport on Logan Health Study findings” (June 18) I am grateful that Senator Petruccelli, Speaker DeLeo, Rep. Vincent and Rep. Basile are concerned about the health of communities surrounding Logan Airport.  Unmentioned in the article are the employees...

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Always Room for Improvement

June 25, 2014
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I guess it’s human nature for people to complain, and students are no different. Kids often complain about something at school. They complain about the little things, the big things and everything in-between. Some topics would catch the attention of the teachers and a class discussion could take place. Often that discussion would eventually...

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For Kids Only Afterschool Awarded $100,000 Grant

June 25, 2014
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For Kids Only Afterschool has been selected as one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $100K for 100 program. The non-profit organization was chosen from more than 430 applicants during a very competitive review process. The Grant will support FKO’s Count Me In! Initiative, throughout FKO’s 17...

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Police Briefs 06-25-2014

June 25, 2014
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MONDAY, JUNE 16 Mark R. Orlando, 33, of Boston, was arrested on charges of breaking & entering into a building in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony and malicious destruction of properly over $250. Layne Paige McPhail, 31, of Gilmanton, N.H., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. FRIDAY, JUNE 20 Raymond P....

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Obituaries 06-25-2014

June 25, 2014
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Grace Marciello Grace R. (Gulla) Marciello of Revere, formerly of Boston’s North End, passed away on June 23 surrounded by her loving family. She was 95 years old. The beloved wife of the late Domenic Marciello, she was the loving mother of Ronald and his wife, Sandra, Gregory and his wife, Donna and Doreen...

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Power Girls

June 17, 2014
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Power Girls

Senior Softball NEC and Division One North Champions Angela Curtis ,Logan DiCarlo,, Cassandra DiBella,Noelle MacDonald, Lauren Hayes, Stephanie Gregorio was held on Monday afternoon from the High School to Revere City Hall where a banner was unveiled. All the players were presented citations honoring their achvements on the field.

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Remembering Revere Firefighters

June 17, 2014
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Remembering Revere Firefighters

Fire Capt. Guy Landry, president of the Revere Firefighters Local 926, presents Gail Ciampa the service award in remembrance of her late husband, Firefighter Salvatore G. Ciampa. The award was given during the annual Revere Firefighters’ Memorial Exercises at the Point of Pines Fire Station on Sunday, June 8.

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