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NEWS-makers – Husband-and-wife artists are recognized for their watercolor painting

December 8, 2010
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NEWS-makers – Husband-and-wife artists are recognized for their watercolor painting

The world is full of color for Festa Road residents Louis and Marjorie Rizzo. The two life-long artists share a love for watercolor painting and have recently found great success in the field, being accepted to the prestigious New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) and being included in several of the organization’s shows. Walking into...

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Jack’s back – Correggio sworn in; will finish Colella’s term

December 8, 2010
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Jack’s back – Correggio sworn in; will finish Colella’s term

Meet the former City Councillor who is now the newest City Councillor. John Correggio was sworn in Monday night as the newest at-large City Councillor, taking the seat of the late George V. Colella – who passed away last month. Correggio was formerly on the Council until he was unseated in November 2009’s City...

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Powers in lead for president’s post

December 8, 2010
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It appears that Ward 5 Councillor John Powers will be the new Council President come January. Powers indicated that at the moment he has eight committed votes, plenty to score the leadership position. He was also elected Council President a few years back. “I believe I have the votes,” he said on Tuesday. “I...

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RHS cracks down on dress; uniforms up for debate

December 8, 2010
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On any given day at Revere High School (RHS), one might see students coming through the front door wearing pajamas, flip-flops and sweat suits. Girls wear spandex pants that are too tight. Boys wear baggy pants that are too loose. It’s a pretty relaxed atmosphere, seemingly. Too relaxed, though, say administrators. RHS Principal Lourenço...

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RPD assists in unprecedented cocaine bust – Shipment most likely originated in Mexico

December 1, 2010
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RPD assists in unprecedented cocaine bust – Shipment most likely originated in Mexico

It looked like just a typical semi-trailer on Railroad Avenue, but after law enforcement authorities were finished Monday evening, they had found in that tractor trailer the largest amount of cocaine seized in the history of the Commonwealth – some 89 kilograms or nearly 200 pounds. “This was a monumental seizure of cocaine,” said...

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Track owes federal government as well as city

December 1, 2010
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Wonderland Greyhound Park’s tax problem encompasses more than just the City of Revere. In a recent posting in the Boston Business Journal, Wonderland Greyhound Park was given legal notice that it owes the federal government, specifically the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), nearly $123,000. That puts the City in second position to collect Wonderland’s outstanding...

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Revere beats archrival Winthrop, 28-22, in OT thriller on Thanksgiving Day at Della Russo Stadium, Nov. 25, 2010

December 1, 2010
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Revere beats archrival Winthrop, 28-22, in OT thriller on Thanksgiving Day at Della Russo Stadium, Nov. 25, 2010

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Castles And The Revere Schools

November 24, 2010
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Castles And The Revere Schools

Students from the Revere High School Marketing Internship Program and Health and Fitness Internship Program present a contribution to CASTLES . Students who learn about marketing or health and fitness, in after school programs sponsored by MGH/RevereCARES , raised money during the annual Walk for Health. Pictured from left to right: RHS Advisors Doreen...

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Home delivery – Couple gives birth at their home in Beachmont; father does a skillful job of catching little ‘fastball’

November 24, 2010
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Home delivery – Couple gives birth at their home in Beachmont; father does a skillful job of catching little ‘fastball’

At a time when residents of the city stop to take stock in what they are thankful for, there are many common thoughts. Many are thankful that they have a home. Even more are grateful to have three square meals a day. A great number of people thank God for their health. One Beachmont...

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City has to shore up budget deficit with millions from Rainy Day Fund

November 24, 2010
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Property taxes will increase less drastically this year than in previous years, but city leaders had to use millions in reserves to make ends meet. To meet this years fiscal year 2011 budget, Mayor Tom Ambrosino said they would have to tax to the levy limit and then shore up a huge deficit by...

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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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