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No Obstacle is Too Great for Green in ‘Death Races’

August 21, 2013
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For Revere native Mike Green, no competitive race is complete without a good amount of pain and suffering. But, as he says, that’s what he signed up for when he decided to participate in the sport of Ultimate Obstacle Course Racing. Green, 26, has been accepted to run the Vermont Spartan Ultra Beach Marathon...
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19 Liquor Licenses Extended to 2 A.M.

August 21, 2013
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A total of 19 establishments applied for and were granted new, rolled forward liquor licenses last week  – licenses that will once again allow them to stay open until 2 a.m. Out of more than 45 pouring establishments in the city, fewer than 50 percent applied for the once-controversial licenses – which were rolled...
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Coppola Bears

August 14, 2013
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Coppola Bears

The Revere Fire Department held their annual Volley Ball Charity event for MDA and Dana Farber on August 3 at Revere Beach. One of the teams competing was the Coppola Bears (from left) Jamie Carter, Tommy Corbett, Danny Flynn, Kenny Norris, Timmy Flynn, Retired Lt. Jim Caramello and Firefighter Rick Coppola.
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Get Your iPads: as the School Year is Gearing Up, RHS Gets Busy Handing out iPads

August 14, 2013
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If the future of learning at Revere High School (RHS) is in the electronic world, then it will be the iPad that will be the remote control for students at the school. This past Monday night, the line stretched out the door as parents and young people waited to go into the RHS Field...
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Slicin’ Up the Hot Beef; is an Instant Hit for Kelly’s Roast Beef Employee O’Brien

August 14, 2013
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When Cody O’Brien plotted about how to draw attention to his fledgling rap career, he never thought he could accomplish that by rapping about his summer job at Kelly’s on the Beach. But that’s just what has happened over the last week as his summer anthem about working at Kelly’s has taken off on...
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Police Add More Patrols on Broadway

August 14, 2013
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Revere Police are going to be hitting Broadway in force in the coming weeks, and they are taking prisoners. Three major violent events took place on Broadway over the past week, including a very serious incident outside of Peter Woo’s Restaurant, as well as a number of other minor calls, and it has been...
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Help Richie Scannelli Pay His Medical Bills

August 12, 2013
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After a brutal attack on Revere native Richie Scannelli – a mentally disabled man – in Winthrop last week by a group of teens, the 57-year-old has incurred significant medical bills after many hours of surgery and care. David and Susan Catino have rallied Richie’s friends from Revere and Winthrop to help pay. Their...
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Former Resident is in Middle of National Immigration Debate

August 7, 2013
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Just a few years ago, Maria Peniche was roaming the halls of Revere High School (RHS), a smiling young lady full of energy with academic talents that she hoped would one day lead to a career at the United Nations representing the United States. However, 2013 finds her in a very different place, that...
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Preliminary in Ward 5 Called off with Billy Bell’s Withdrawal

August 7, 2013
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It looks as if last week’s announcement of a Preliminary Election was a bit preliminary. This week, the Sept. 17th Preliminary Election in Ward 5 is called off just one week after it was called. That came on Monday when candidate Billy Bell, of the Jack Satter House, withdrew from the race. He was...
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Fight Brewing over Digital Billboards

August 7, 2013
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Members of the Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) typically focus in on trash, but currently they are crunching numbers and they believe the City is getting ripped off by billboard companies looking to convert to digital displays. Currently, ClearChannel Outdoor – regionally located in Stoneham – is proposing to convert its existing two-sided traditional billboard...
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Revere Man Killed in Robbery at Boston Store

August 7, 2013
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A Revere family this week has been devastated by the murder of Joe Morante Jr. last Wednesday, July 31st, and District Attorney Dan Conley is asking that the heat be turned on in the investigation into who murdered him in front of a cell phone store near Northeastern University on Tremont Street in Roxbury....
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Weiner Kidnapping, Attempted Murder Case Turns Heads

August 2, 2013
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In an unbelievable case involving attempted murder, Sexting and kidnapping last Sunday, one Reservoir Avenue man sits behind bars this week – held in Chelsea Court without bail pending a dangerousness hearing. Anthony Weiner, 25, of 334 Reservoir Ave., has been charged with attempted murder and kidnapping after allegedly tying up a Winthrop man...
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New Director at Revere Library Has Many Innovative Programs

July 31, 2013
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New Director at Revere Library Has Many Innovative Programs

When asking new Revere Library Director Kevin Sheehan what his favorite book is at the moment, the Classics scholar could cite any type of Greek philosophy or Roman Empire chronicler, but at this stage in his life, that favorite book is about how to make a toddler sleep through the night. “Normally, if someone...
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A Lion in Summer: Lions, Ladies and Motorbikes; the Old Days on the Beach

July 31, 2013
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A Lion in Summer: Lions, Ladies and Motorbikes; the Old Days on the Beach

Many might think that things down at Revere Beach in the old days were pretty prudish and conservative compared to the bikinis, tattoos, fast cars and ginormous soft serve ice cream cones that are now a staple of the Beach. However, those people should think again; perhaps back to 1929 when the main attraction...
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Ward 5 Voters Have a Preliminary

July 31, 2013
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There will be a Preliminary Election in Ward 5 this September, with voters in the extensive district being the only voters to go to the polls to choose between three candidates. Nomination papers were due into the Election Department on Tuesday afternoon, and while there didn’t seem to be too many surprises in store,...
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Economic Development Opens Lines of Discussion with City Council

July 31, 2013
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The City’s Economic Development team and the Revere City Council have re-established communications, and the result is a much happier Council and a more informed public. Economic Development Director John Festa addressed the Council on Monday night, July 22nd, during Councillor Bob Haas’s Economic Development Committee following several criticisms over the lack of communication...
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Sand Sculpting Festival

July 24, 2013
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Sand Sculpting Festival

In the early morning fog this past Monday, the sand sculptures on Revere Beach took on a whole new persona. Here, a woman walks along the shoreline in dense fog as one of the sculptures eerily looks down on her.
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Sand Sculpture “Strong” Finish: Security Concerns Took Festival to Unexpected Higher Level

July 24, 2013
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After months and months of planning for this year’s Sandsculpting Festival on Revere Beach, State Police and top state public safety officials approached the Revere Beach Partnership not long after the Boston Marathon bombings and told the organization it had to scrap it’s plans and start all over. It was a painful blow to...
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Jobi Makes It Four Straight Wins

July 24, 2013
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The fourth time was a charm for Jonathan ‘Jobi’ Bouchard, of Montreal, who won the Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival for the fourth year in a row. The competition was tough, and five new sculptors were added to the individual field, but despite the added competition and the strong desire by all the professional...
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Karate Tournament to Bring Best Martial Artists

July 24, 2013
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Some of the finest martial arts fighters and practitioners will be arriving in Revere next week for the second time in 10 years – as the city welcomes the 49th Annual International Karate Championships. The tournament came to Revere for the first time in 2003 via Doreen DiRienzo’s Revere Karate Academy at 144 Broadway....
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