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Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma Charity Walk on Boston Common

October 16, 2013
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Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma Charity Walk on Boston Common

Marc and Marcy Tango, their family members, and about 80 of their closest friends lined up in a ‘T’ formation at Wonderland Station last Thursday afternoon to show support for Marc – who was just recently diagnosed with leukemia. The group travelled to Boston Thursday evening to walk in the Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma Charity Walk...
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Casino Proves to Be a plus for Community in Pennsylvania

October 16, 2013
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Bensalem, Pa. is by all accounts an area of Greater Philadelphia very similar to East Boston and Revere. Bordering the northwest corner of Philly, Bensalem has long been a diverse ethnic enclave with blue-collar roots that prides itself on the hard work of it’s residents and small business owners. In 2006 the Philadelphia Park...
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Battling Signs: Lightbody Arrested in Incident on Broadway

October 16, 2013
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The fight for and against a casino in Revere has literally turned into a fight – with a dust up on Broadway resulting in a situation with multiple versions of the same story and the leader of the anti-casino effort – Charlie Lightbody – being arrested for punching a man. The incident follows a...
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Meeting Will Focus on Regional Approach to Fighting Opiate Abuse and Overdose

October 16, 2013
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A new multi-city, regional effort to combat the spread of heroin use and heroin overdoses will take place tonight, Oct. 16, at the Susan B. Anthony Middle School and will bring together voices from several communities decimated by the powerful drug – including Revere, Chelsea, Saugus and Winthrop. A renewed, three-year state grant from...
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Lighthouse Ready to Start Construction

October 16, 2013
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The Lighthouse Nursing Home is preparing to break ground next week on a $5 million renovation project that will increase the numbers of single rooms and bring in a 2,700 sq. ft. rehabilitation gym. The state Department of Public Health recently gave approval to the home, which also gave it the green light to...
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It Takes Teamwork to Pull a Jet

October 2, 2013
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It Takes Teamwork to Pull a Jet

The Revere High School (RHS) football team recently helped Logan Airport celebrate its 90th Anniversary by entering a contest against Winthrop and Eastie that featured an airplane-pulling event. The three squads competed to see who could pull a 120,000-pound JetBlue Airbus nine yards in the fastest time. The 25-man RHS team was able to...
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Mayor to Hold Hearing Following Spotlight Story on RPD Sgt. Langone

October 2, 2013
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After television news crews showed Revere Police Sgt. Jeffrey Langone allegedly spending part of his shift sleeping at home rather than being on patrol, Mayor Dan Rizzo and Chief Joe Cafarelli are ready to set a clear example this week about minimum expectations. “It should be clear to anyone working in this administration, in...
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Sharing a Piece of Revere’s History

October 2, 2013
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Revere is home to Horatio Alger, noted author of books that tell of the rise of people from rags to riches in fiction. However,  for a local family the storyline is just as true. It all started when James McChristal, the patriach of a promient family arrived in Revere in the middle of the...
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Chief Says Pines Fire Station Likely to Open

October 2, 2013
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Fire Chief Gene Doherty said for the first time this week that he is open to opening the Pines Fire Station in the near future – a station that has been shuttered against the wishes of the neighborhood since 1992. Doherty told the Council that the Fire Department has allocated some money to fix...
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Drunk Driver in Powers’ Crash Had Injured Others

October 2, 2013
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A Winthrop woman who maimed a vacationing New York City police officer in an alleged drunken driving accident 10 years ago in Florida has now pleaded guilty to grievously injuring two Revere men, who are the sons of Ward 5 Councillor John Powers, in another drunken driving smash up that occurred in 2012. Amanda...
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Man Charged in Fire on Page Street Home

September 25, 2013
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Man Charged in Fire on Page Street Home

A Revere man was held on high bail on Monday as investigators probed a possible domestic violence motive in a fire he allegedly started at his home on Page Street, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Dale Peretti, 40, was arraigned  in Chelsea District Court on charges of arson of a dwelling...
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Excitement Builds for Parade as Local Leaders Call for Support

September 25, 2013
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Excitement Builds for Parade as Local Leaders Call for Support

Everyone loves a parade, but for the past five years, Revere has had no parade to love. That will all change this Oct. 14 when Mayor Dan Rizzo and the new Columbus Day Parade Committee bring back the featured fall event on Broadway – supposedly in a bigger and better way than in its...
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Cafarelli Puts New Procedures in Place for Police Patrols

September 25, 2013
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Following a WBZ I Team report that aired on Monday night, Revere Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli has instituted several new procedures in the police department. The report highlighted  Sgt. Jeffrey Langone, a veteran of the force for several years who allegedly spent hours at his parent’s house instead of patroling the streets while on...
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Immaculate Family Festival

September 18, 2013
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Immaculate Family Festival

The Immaculate Conception Church held its annual Family Festival on Saturday. Eleven countries were represented and fine cuisine from all over the world was served and enjoyed by all.
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World War II Incident Has Intrigue, Reunion

September 18, 2013
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World War II Incident Has Intrigue, Reunion

There was a booming sound, and suddenly Revere’s Michael Giarla was awakened as he sat at the lookout post on his Navy PT-110 boat. An instant after the boom came a powerful explosion, throwing Giarla through the air – still half-asleep – and depositing him in the ocean where he floated helplessly in the...
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Steps 4 Cancer Walk

September 18, 2013
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Steps 4 Cancer Walk

Members of the Cataldo family lead the way on their first annual Steps 4 Cancer Walk. The 3.1 mile walk was held in honor of the late beloved Rosemary Cataldo.
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City Council Sets Casino Vote for Nov. 5 on City Election

September 18, 2013
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The Revere City Council on Monday night officially set the citywide casino referendum vote for Nov. 5 – the already-existing date of the City Election. The call came in a vote of 9-0 in favor – with Councillors Bob Haas and Stephen Reardon being absent from the vote for unspecified reasons. There was no...
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Sewer Break on Winthrop Avenue Will Be Costly, Inconvenient

September 18, 2013
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City leaders are bracing for a huge, unexpected expense and warning residents on Winthrop Avenue in the Immaculate Conception (IC) area that inconvenient times are coming. Many residents of that area, they said, may not even be able to park at their homes during parts of the extended work that is to come. The...
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Junior Patriots Play at Gillette

September 11, 2013
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Junior Patriots Play at Gillette

Three members of the Revere Pop Warner Jr. Patriots take a break after playing on the New England Patriots practice field at the end of last month as a tune-up for the season opener, which took place last weekend on Sept. 8th. Pop Warner organizer Patrick Keefe said the Junior Patriots were fortunate to...
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Dancing Zombies Looks to Be a Thriller

September 11, 2013
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Dancing Zombies Looks to Be a Thriller

If ever one needed an excuse to do the ‘Thriller’ dance with hundreds of other people while dressed as a zombie, well now they have that excuse. Agnes Strecker Dance Studio on Beach Street announced this week that they will be joining the ‘Thrill the World’ worldwide effort to break the standing world record...
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