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Obituaries 04-16-2014

April 16, 2014
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Francesca ‘Frances’ Pustizzi Stitcher Francesca “Frances” (Gigante) Pustizzi of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on April 13. Frances was born in Italy and came to the United States when she was 39 years old. She worked as a stitcher for a Boston clothing company. She was the beloved wife of the late Angelo...

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Musical Fairy Tale ‘Into the Woods’

April 9, 2014
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Musical Fairy Tale ‘Into the Woods’

The Susan B. Anthony Middle School (SBA) will be presenting the mix-up musical fairy tale of ‘Into the Woods’ on Tuesday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The play is based on the book by James Lapine with music by Stephen Sondheim. There are about 70 students...

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Revere Is Safer

April 9, 2014
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The announcement last week of the successful arrests made in Operation High Tide by our local police force certainly comes as good news to many residents. The three-month investigation resulted in 26 local and smaller drug dealers being arrested in the early morning sting. These dealers have been selling primarily heroin to users.  Many...

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Congratulations, Roselee

April 9, 2014
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The recent election of RoseLee Vincent as Revere’s newest State Representative is a testament to  her character and the high regard  that she is held by voters in our community. For more than 25 years, RoseLee has been the point person for many residents who needed help from both former Rep. William Reinstein and...

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Thank You to the Volunteers

April 9, 2014
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On page 7 of this week’s newspaper is the story of local veterans donating their time and talents to help restore the USS Cassin Young. We want to publicly thank these volunteers for doing this work.  We know that given the tight budget constraints as well as the ever increasing of tax dollars to...

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Police Briefs 04-09-2014

April 9, 2014
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Monday, March 31 Vilmar Barra, 36, of 119 Vane St., was charged with assault and battery and assault with a dangerous weapon. Tuesday, April 1 Luis Moran, 25, of Chelsea, was charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle and possession of a Class B drug. Wednesday, April 2 Michael Hendrickson, 33, of Boston,...

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Regional Champs

April 9, 2014
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IC girls basketball team wins New England Championship After having captured the Massachusetts State CYO Basketball Championship by defeating Our Lady of Assumption (OLA) of Lynnfield on March 15th, the Immaculate Conception 8th grade girls had to wait two whole weeks to compete for the New England Championship last weekend in Providence R.I. Representing the...

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Obituaries 04-09-2014

April 9, 2014
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Anthony Ambrosino Worked for Commercial Union Insurance Company; Revere Senior Center Member Anthony J. Ambrosino, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on April 3 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center. He was 88 years old. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II, a former employee of Commercial Union Insurance Company and...

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Phantom Gourmet Loves New Deal

April 2, 2014
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Phantom Gourmet Loves New Deal

The Phantom Gourmet television show will be featuring one of Revere’s well-known food establishments, New Deal Fruit, 920 Broadway, on an upcoming episode. The Phantom will highlight the Italian groceria’s outstanding sandwiches, delicious fruit, and family atmosphere at the popular store. Pictured on the day of Phantom’s visit to the store are, from left,...

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Casino Hearing Cancelled

April 2, 2014
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The host community public hearing for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) at Revere High School (RHS) scheduled for this coming Monday, April 7, has been cancelled. No explanation was given for the cancellation, but officials from Mohegan Sun indicated there was a tentative date set to reconvene the hearing at RHS on May 6....

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Bowe Fundraiser Set for April 11

April 2, 2014
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The Wally Bowe Memorial Fundraiser benefiting the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of East Boston will be held on Friday, April 11, from 7-11 p.m., at the Beachmont VFW Hall on Bennington Street. Mr. Bowe was a beloved teacher and coach at the former Savio Prep high school in East Boston. There will dinner,...

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Our Fallen Heroes

April 2, 2014
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People in this world may be divided by political views, race, sexual orientation, and religion but there is one group of people that are blind to this and will run into a burning inferno and save your life regardless if you are a democrat or republican, gay or straight, black or white, Catholic or...

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Police Briefs 04-02-2014

April 2, 2014
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MONDAY, MARCH 24 A 15 year old juvenile was arrested on charges of distribution of a Class B controlled narcotic substance, conspiracy to violate the drug laws, and violating the drug-free school zone law. A 16 year old juvenile was arrested on charges of distribution of a Class B controlled narcotic substance, conspiracy to...

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RHS Softball Team Opens Friday at Medford

April 2, 2014
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The Revere High softball team will open its 2014 season Friday at Medford. The Lady Patriots will stay on the road for their next two encounters, traveling to Waltham Monday and to Beverly next Wednesday before their home opener next Thursday when the Lady Pats host Salem. Although the weather hardly has been conducive...

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Obituaries 04-02-2014

April 2, 2014
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Arthur Campatelli Retired Manager of the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston Arthur J. Campatelli of Wakefield, formerly of Revere, died on Friday, March 28 at his residence. He was 95 years old. Born in Revere on February 20, 1919, the son of the late Joseph and Virginia (DePisa) Campatelli, he was a graduate of...

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Riverside Condo Project Held in Committee

March 28, 2014
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Concerned citizens packed the Joseph A. DelGrosso City Council Chamber at the Zoning Sub-Committee meeting Monday evening to continue a public hearing on the possible construction of a residential condominium building on Thayer Avenue. 29 Thayer Avenue Development, LLC has asked the City Council for special permit to build a 42-unit condo building in...

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Police, Secret Service Nab Major Id Theft Suspect

March 28, 2014
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Revere detectives and the Secret Services clamped down on a suspect they believe to be a major identity thief who stole passports and allegedly took victims for more than $200,000. On March 24, Revere Police and the United States Secret Service arrested Scott Cunha for 18 counts of Aggravated Identity Theft, Passport Fraud, and...

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Only in America

March 28, 2014
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The article in last week’s Journal about the remarkable life-story of Antonio ‘Tony’ D’Ambrosio resonated deeply with many of our readers. Tony’s anecdotes of his years as a youth growing up in his native Italy, most notably his recollection of warming his feet in fresh cow manure on the family farm when it was...

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So, This Is Spring?

March 28, 2014
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Although the calendar told us that spring officially arrived last Thursday, Mother Nature, as usual, has decided on her own time frame for when she will allow spring to be sprung. As we are writing this editorial at the beginning of the week, the weatherman is telling us that temperatures will remain below freezing all day for the next two days...

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Spring Cleaning Time

March 28, 2014
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Clean up, clean up, Everybody everywhere Clean, clean up, Everybody do your share. For our readers with children, the above phrases will be recognized as coming from a song by Barney, the Purple Dinosaur.  But they are as apropos as anything else we can think of to remind our readers that springtime also means clean-up time. This is the time...

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