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Mellace Will Be Inducted into Suffolk Hall of Fame

May 1, 2013
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When discussing some of the greatest players in the early years of Suffolk University men’s basketball, Arthur “Archie” Mellace has to be near the top of the list. A 6-foot-2-inch, 185-pound forward and captain, Mellace was an all-purpose player who could score with the best of them, filling the basket from both inside and...
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Rizzo to Hold Vigil for Victims of Bombing

May 1, 2013
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Mayor Dan Rizzo has invited all residents to an Interfaith Service and candlelight vigil for the victims, families, and responders of the Boston Marathon tragedy. All residents are encouraged to attend and come together as a community to reflect on the events of the week of April 15th. The vigil will take place on...
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Cafarelli Gets His Man Alive: Revere Chief and SWAT Team Credited with Helping in Apprehension of Tsarnaev

April 25, 2013
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Cafarelli Gets His Man Alive: Revere Chief and SWAT Team Credited with Helping in Apprehension of Tsarnaev

Last Friday was a good day to be a cop, Revere Police Chief Joe Cafarelli contends. Naturally, after a week of turmoil, it was especially meaningful for Revere folks and for Revere Police when Cafarelli and his North Metro SWAT team were front and center in the arrest of accused Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev....
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From Marathon to Medic: Revere Brothers Help Those Hurt in Bombing

April 25, 2013
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Revere Police officers – and brothers – Mike Mason and Joe Covino have run dozens of marathons between them, but this year, finishing the marathon wasn’t enough. Not only did the two officers run the Boston Marathon last Monday, but also they immediately went into emergency management mode – treating injured people and controlling...
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Revere Shines is Set for This Saturday

April 25, 2013
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Residents and City officials are jazzed up and ready to clean Revere this Saturday in the 3rd Annual RevereShines clean up event. The citywide affair will take place on April 27th, with volunteers meeting at the American Legion Building on Broadway around 9 a.m. Once gathered, volunteers will disburse to targeted areas around the...
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Walk to School Day is Next Wednesday

April 25, 2013
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All of Revere’s elementary schools will be walking to school on May 1st as part of the state’s Walk to School Day. Below is a listing of meet-up places for each school. •A.C. Whelan School Walkers from Washington Ave will meet at St. Mary’s Church at 7:20 a.m. and will depart at 7:25.a.m. Walkers...
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New Hotel Planned at Wonderland

April 25, 2013
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A development team has proposed putting a 12-story, 200-room hotel – dubbed preliminarily as the Ballroom Hotel – on the current site of the Wonderland Ballroom. Attorney Gerry D’Ambrosio said the proposal is in the very early stages, and the development team is still not being identified publicly. Other sources indicated that the team...
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Criminal Complaint from Federal Court against Alleged Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

April 23, 2013
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Direct Link – Criminal Complaint from Federal Court against Alleged Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev It appears you don’t have a PDF plugin for this browser. No biggie… you can click here to download the PDF file.
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RHS Sophomore Erroneously Fingered as Marathon Bomber by National Media

April 19, 2013
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Locally, the news media has been pretty friendly to Beachmont’s Salaheddin Barhoum. His track and field results are dutifully reported just about every week in this paper, as he seems to do better in the two-mile run every week that goes by. However, when it comes to the national and international media, they haven’t...
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Flurry of Activity on Ocean Ave. Could End Up Being Nothing

April 17, 2013
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Flurry of Activity on Ocean Ave. Could End Up Being Nothing

The feelings of what had happened at the Boston Marathon on Monday had not yet begun to sink in before the full force of the investigation visited Revere Monday night and into Tuesday morning. Around 8 p.m. on Monday night, a full cadre of federal investigators descended upon 364 Ocean Ave. to pursue a...
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Eagle Scout

April 17, 2013
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Eagle Scout

Newly minted Eagle Scout James Sherman Jr., of Revere, takes the oath at Saturday’s ceremony in Malden. Several Boy Scouts from Revere have taken the journey via the Malden troops – as there is no longer any troop in Revere.
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Dollars Going South of the Border: $247M in Transfers Sent to Foreign Countries

April 17, 2013
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Dollars Going South of the Border: $247M in Transfers Sent to Foreign Countries

In four of the poorest communities in Massachusetts (Eastie, Revere, Chelsea and Everett), money transfer stores in 2012 helped residents send $247.08 million in cash to several foreign countries around the world. The process of sending money from the U.S. to foreign countries is nothing new, and there is certainly nothing illegal or wrong...
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Street Lights Giving Broadway a New Look

April 17, 2013
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Antique light fixtures this past week have added a touch of the past to a Broadway corridor that has seen better days, and will hopefully have much brighter days ahead. After laying the electrical groundwork for the project last summer, crews moved in quickly last week and began installing the black, antique streetlights late...
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Opportunities Abound at Suffolk Casino

April 17, 2013
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When Kerry Abrams of Kinship Florist on Revere Street sees the plans for a casino at Suffolk Downs, she sees the potential blossoms of an opportunity. At an small business forum last Thursday sponsored by Suffolk Downs, Abrams said she is currently a vendor for Suffolk Downs, providing flowers for the track, and figures...
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‘Slipknot’ Members Bring a Smile to Dog Mauling Victim; Heard of the Injuries and Called Last Friday, Will Meet Later This Summer While on Tour

April 13, 2013
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‘Slipknot’ Members Bring a Smile to Dog Mauling Victim; Heard of the Injuries and Called Last Friday, Will Meet Later This Summer While on Tour

There haven’t been a lot of happy moments for Revere’s Brandon Marchetti since the 14-year-old was brutally mauled three weeks ago by two Rottweiler guard dogs behind Northgate Shopping Center – resulting in life-altering injuries. However, last Friday, as he took the telephone from his sister, and realized he was talking to his idol...
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Paps Meets the Chief

April 10, 2013
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Paps Meets the Chief

John Papasodora, an All-Northeastern Conference player for the Revere High School hockey team, was presented the Boston Bruins-MIAA Sportsmanship Award at the Bruins’ game Tuesday night. Papasodora is pictured at the Garden with former Boston Bruins star and Hockey Hall of Famer John Bucyk.
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Maldonado Leaving District Courthouse

April 10, 2013
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It will be far more than just a job Judge Diana Maldonado will give up when she leaves Chelsea District Court this week for a new appointment at the state Appeals Court in Boston’s John Adams Courthouse. Maldonado started her career as an associate justice in Chelsea in 1998 and will end her run...
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RHS to Receive $450,000 Grant

April 10, 2013
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District administrators and Revere High School (RHS) officials this week are touting a $450,000 grant from the Nellie Mae Foundation as one of the biggest things to happen to RHS in decades. Though there has been talk of the innovative grant coming Revere’s way for about two weeks, the official announcement came late last...
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Harley Dealer Coming to Linden Sq. Property

April 10, 2013
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A major change is afoot in Linden Square as a vacant supermarket and broken down health club is in line to be replaced with shiny silver tailpipes and a Northeast headquarters for the squeals of Harley-Davidson “hawgs.” The Boston Harley dealer – long a fixture on Revere Beach Parkway in Everett – has filed...
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Business Partnership to Be Offered at Suffolk

April 10, 2013
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Suffolk Downs and its partner, Caesars Entertainment, will announce their plans Thursday for a multi-faceted business partnership program, offering local businesses a variety of opportunities to benefit from the proposed $1 billion resort casino at the historic racetrack. The event will include details about the opportunities for local businesses to become both on-site and...
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