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George V. Colella – A fighter to the end

November 10, 2010
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George V. Colella – A fighter to the end

Last year, following a council meeting in January, Councilor George Colella took a fall on an icy sidewalk after joining colleagues for a bit of Chinese food on Broadway. The fall came in his 82nd year. It would have been a final act for a person of a lesser constitution but not for George....

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Once more with Pride: Revere’s greatest leader, longest serving elected official in the state, dead at 83

November 10, 2010
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Once more with Pride: Revere’s greatest leader, longest serving elected official in the state, dead at 83

The man who invented, re-invented and then refined Revere politics for five decades, current City Councillor George V. Colella, passed away on Sunday, November 7, early in the morning. He was 83. Colella was the longest-serving elected official in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, having been elected to various posts in the City for the...

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A quick wit was the hallmark of Colella’s one-of-a-kind style

November 10, 2010
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A quick wit was the hallmark of Colella’s one-of-a-kind style

It didn’t take long for me to realize that Councillor George V. Colella was a man who didn’t mince words. He was the kind of man that would look you in the face and tell you without flinching that he thought you were doing a very poor job. In fact, at one point many...

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Halloween At The Whelan School

November 3, 2010
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Halloween At The Whelan School

Garrett Seth Loring came to school dressed as Norman Rockwell for Friday’s Halloween Parade at the Whelan School. This year for Halloween, older students were challenged to make the holiday a learning experience. Many students did research projects on famous historical figures and then dressed up like them for Halloween. Loring and his parents...

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RHS student’s artwork featured on cover of ‘Madama Butterfly’ program at the Cutler Magestic

November 3, 2010
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RHS student’s artwork featured on cover of ‘Madama Butterfly’ program at the Cutler Magestic

When Richard Trimarchi and several other Revere students walked through the doors of Boston’s Cutler Majestic Theatre last Friday night to see ‘Madama Butterfly,’ they were handed programs. On the cover of those programs was a design done by Trimarchi that was inspired by Puccini’s classic operatic tale. The director of the production –...

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Former mayor, longtime city councillor is said to be ‘stable but gravely ill’ at the Youville Hospital

November 3, 2010
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Former mayor, longtime city councillor is said to be ‘stable but gravely ill’ at the Youville Hospital

Word spread quickly Monday and Tuesday that Councillor George V. Colella – once the longest serving mayor in the city’s history – was gravely ill at Youville Hospital in Cambridge. Friends and confidants who had visited him Tuesday said he was “stable but gravely ill,” and that his family was with him. Virtually everyone...

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Empty feeling – List of abandoned properties is expanding

November 3, 2010
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If there were any questions whether or not the continuing national housing crisis has improved in Revere, those questions were answered recently when the City released its annual vacant building list – revealing the disheartening news that more than 100 buildings and homes were identified as vacant or abandoned. The city began compiling the...

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Spooky House

October 28, 2010
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Spooky House

The are haunted houses around Revere and then there are terrifyingly spooky houses like John DiLiegro’s "spooky" house at 73 Aurelia Sylvia Dr. The house has everything Halloween, including a graveyard, zombies, witches, a two story ghost and numerous other scary vestiges of Halloween. For an even better view of the set up, drive...

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Video vanguard Squire Road studio played host to most popular campaign ad of the year; bigger things on the horizon

October 27, 2010
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Video vanguard Squire Road studio played host to most popular campaign ad of the year; bigger things on the horizon

One of the hottest new political commercials in the nation had its roots right on Squire Road at the Sound & Media Vision studios. Republican 4th Congressional District challenger Sean Bielat released one of the most talked about campaign ads of the season last week that portrayed sitting Congressman Barney Frank (D-Newton) disco dancing....

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Senior Center receives five new computers as Mass General Hospital’s ARCH program

October 27, 2010
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Senior Center receives five new computers as Mass General Hospital’s ARCH program

When Revere’s Ty Smith learned how to use a computer at the Revere Senior Center, the first thing she did was look up information about her new doctor – and it was quite a litigious experience. “I’ll never forget my first time when I got a new doctor and I was able to look...

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Rizzo-Rotondo controversy continues – Will the Ethics Commission sort it out?

October 27, 2010
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A week after fantastic ethical allegations were made against Councillor George Rotondo, now there are questions about whether or not the allegations were manufactured by Councillor Dan Rizzo’s campaign or someone associated with it. Rizzo vehemently denied those allegations this week, saying that the allegations were real and were real concerns of local business...

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Fashion business fits Clarke’s personality to a T – Beachmont resident is putting stock in his own T-Shirt brand

October 21, 2010
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Fashion business fits Clarke’s personality to a T – Beachmont resident is putting stock in his own T-Shirt brand

It has been said in some circles that it’s the clothes that make the man, but in Beachmont, it is a man who is making the clothes – and to some noted success. Regan Smith Clarke – a 2002 graduate of Revere High School (RHS) – has found his niche with designer T-Shirts, and...

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Lowering the bar? – If early allegations are any indication, mayor’s race is going to be feisty

October 21, 2010
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Lowering the bar? – If early allegations are any indication, mayor’s race is going to be feisty

Nomination papers for mayor aren’t due out for at least six more months, but this week the mayoral campaign got down and dirty in a way that hasn’t been seen around here for a number of years. Rumors concerning Councillors Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo – and an alleged conspiracy – have turned the...

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GOP candidate raises questions about Edward Markey’s residency

October 21, 2010
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GOP candidate raises questions about Edward Markey’s residency

Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) has been around the world on legislative missions. He’s the dean of the Massachusetts federal delegation, a 34-year sitting elected official; the 13th most senior member of the Congress. He’s been around Revere over the years and people know him. And to know him, is to like him. He’s been...

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A sporting chance – RPS makes a serious effort to boost athletic performance

October 14, 2010
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A sporting chance – RPS makes a serious effort to boost athletic performance

When it comes to scores at the Revere High School (RHS) over the last few years, the most encouraging scores were not on the athletic fields, they were on the MCAS test. With some exceptions, RHS teams have a long-standing reputation of underperforming on the playing fields, and this past summer Superintendent Paul Dakin...

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Patrick campaigns on Shirley Avenue

October 14, 2010
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Patrick campaigns on Shirley Avenue

Governor Deval Patrick brought his gubernatorial campaign to Shirley Avenue Saturday afternoon under brilliant sunshine on a gorgeous fall day. About 100 residents flocked around the governor, exchanging conversations with him and wishing him well across the street from the Bagel Bin following a sign holding visibility on Broadway earlier in the morning. The...

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Patrick and Rep. DeLeo are on common ground as election nears

October 14, 2010
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Patrick and Rep. DeLeo are on common ground as election nears

Since the failure of the expanded gaming bill went down about two months ago, many people in and out of politics claimed that the governor and the speaker were at odds – in fact that there was a terribly personal rift between the two. It certainly looked that way with the speaker drawing a...

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Revere Patriots go down to Marblehead, 20-21, @Marblehead on Oct. 8, 2010

October 11, 2010
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Revere Patriots go down to Marblehead, 20-21, @Marblehead on Oct. 8, 2010

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Three-alarm fire on Dana Street, Sept. 30, 2010

October 8, 2010
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Three-alarm fire on Dana Street, Sept. 30, 2010

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He radiates talent – McKinley teacher finds music in (of all things) his heating system

October 6, 2010
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He radiates talent – McKinley teacher finds music in (of all things) his heating system

To some, the groaning and creaking of an old steam heating system may be a painful reminder of how much heating oil costs these days, but to others like Travis Ramsey, those sounds are the sounds of music. The McKinley Elementary School teacher and musical composer has taken inspiration from the old boiler and...

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