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Cat’s scan – Feline has an uncanny knack for helping patients at the Lighthouse Nursing Home

April 30, 2010
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On the staff directory in the foyer of the Lighthouse Nursing home, there is one picture in the bottom corner that bears quite a tale. It’s not a picture of one of the nurses or even of one of the social workers there, it’s a picture of a strange looking cat named Rocky –...

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Conflict resolution – Meetings are marked by fighting, chaos

April 30, 2010
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Conflict resolution – Meetings are marked by fighting, chaos

The spiraling-out-of-control Revere City Council engaged in another catfight Monday night as Councillor George Rotondo tried to clear his name and other councillors took exception to his statements. It’s the same story that has played out since January when Rotondo became an at-large councillor and declared an interest in running for mayor against long-time...

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Pink and green: A record condo sale at the St. George

April 30, 2010
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A down real estate market didn’t stop a record sale at the St. George’s Condominium building recently, and one Beach realtor said the market on Revere Beach is holding its own. Century 21 Revere realtor Michael Benevento reported that he recently sold a condo in the St. George for a record $500,000 – the...

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Coach Cella – Hundreds turn out to bid farewell to a Revere legend

April 21, 2010
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Coach Cella – Hundreds turn out to bid farewell to a Revere legend

Silvio Cella, Revere High teacher, athletic director and head football coach, was remembered as a sports legend during an outpouring of tributes from his former players, colleagues, family, and friends. Mr. Cella died on Wednesday morning, April 14, 2010, after a brief illness. He was 87. Hundreds came to the Paul Buonfiglio Funeral Home...

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Little screen, big effort – Revere authors pen a critical examination of television mini-series

April 21, 2010
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Little screen, big effort – Revere authors pen a critical examination of television mini-series

Television has played an unmistakably important role in the modern history of the United States, and two Revere residents have recently published a book looking at how the “epic mini-series” of the past influenced life, show business and the careers of young actors. Who could forget how ‘Roots’ captivated the entire nation? How could...

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Selective thinking – RHS student has offers from three Ivies, MIT

April 21, 2010
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Selective thinking – RHS student has offers from three Ivies, MIT

One Ivy League college offer is something to jump up in the air about. Two offers is another reason to celebrate. But when one gets three Ivy League offers and an open invitation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), things have gone from a celebration to a very difficult decision. That’s exactly the happy...

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Corey Abrams vilified in anti-semitic attack

April 19, 2010
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The anti-semetic attack against Corey Abrams is being investigated by the AG and others. The site has been removed from the Internet. Abrams has sluffed it off but the attack itself was a serious civil rights violation that no one running for public office should be forced to suffer.

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A going (and going) concern – Clinic celebrates nearly 600 births; gala upcoming

April 15, 2010
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A going (and going) concern – Clinic celebrates nearly 600 births; gala upcoming

Less than a week ago, little David celebrated his first birthday. There were balloons and smiles and a cake too, but it was a birthday whose candles were nearly blown out before they were even lit. That’s because David’s mother, Jesse, feeling overwhelmed and stressed early in her pregnancy, had decided to abort him....

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Russo makes history, wins state championship

April 15, 2010
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Russo makes history, wins state championship

For the Dello Russo family, even a trip to Revere Beach can turn into an engaging marine biology discussion. So, it was no surprise when their son, John Jr., took his History Fair project to a new level of achievement – that being the State Champion level. He’s the first middle school student in...

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When it comes to middle schools, location is the dominant theme

April 15, 2010
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Moving on to middle school isn’t something that traditionally has required good fortune and luck, but this year – again – assignment to the district’s three middle schools will be determined by a lottery. Last Friday, the district announced that they would need a several lotteries to even out student assignment to the Susan...

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DiDomenico victor over Flaherty in special senate election

April 13, 2010
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Everett’s Sal DiDomenico has beaten Cambridge Attorney Tim Flaherty in a tight race where the difference between the two when all was counted was believed to be 1%. DiDomenico declared victory at 9:21 p.m. in front of hundreds of cheering friends, relatives and supporters at the Silver Fox on Route 16 in Everett. DiDomenico...

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Slotting into position – Wondy won’t pursue slots; Suffolk Downs at the forefront of gaming debate

April 7, 2010
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Slotting into position – Wondy won’t pursue slots; Suffolk Downs at the forefront of gaming debate

Were House Speaker Bob DeLeo’s expanded gaming bill to pass as proposed, Wonderland Dog Track officials said they wouldn’t pursue slot machines at the old track. Instead, it appears that Suffolk Downs will be the area’s only epicenter of potential expanded gaming in any form. “ is...

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Eye on crime – Beachmont residents begin neighborhood watch program

April 7, 2010
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Eye on crime – Beachmont residents begin neighborhood watch program

It was a loaded handgun discovered in the bushes by a toddler that pushed several Beachmont neighbors over the edge and sparked them into action. Eileen Mundis and several neighborhood friends on the marsh side of Beachmont were enjoying a nice Fourth of July about a year ago when the fruits of increasing crime...

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Starting over, staying put – Professionals hit hard by the economy may be out of work but not out of time

April 7, 2010
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Starting over, staying put – Professionals hit hard by the economy may be out of work but not out of time

For the past several years, Gary Ferragamo was the face of Revere Beach’s most exciting new development, the Ocean Club. He lived, breathed and ate Revere Beach – and even resided at the head of the Beach in the Point of Pines. He was the Beach’s greatest salesman and a native of Revere as...

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Burning sensation – Tanning salons are hardly glowing about federal health care bill’s 10 percent tax

March 31, 2010
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Burning sensation – Tanning salons are hardly glowing about federal health care bill’s 10 percent tax

The soft-glow of blue ultraviolet bulbs, the smell of tropical moisturizing lotions and the sounds of peppy pop music all mean business at Revere’s many indoor tanning salons – a thriving core of the city’s small business community. And it’s just that large industry here that is getting burnt by the federal government’s new...

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Exit sign – Charges against Ferragamo likely to be dismissed

March 31, 2010
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All signs pointed to the guilt of Michael Ferragamo last year. The former Department of Public Works (DPW) employee had been caught on video stealing some $20,000 worth of blank metal signs from the DPW sign shop and then selling them at a scrap yard in Everett for cash. He even admitted to the...

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Kelly steps into leadership role; could be district’s next Superintendent

March 31, 2010
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One of the Revere School District’s up-and-coming administrators landed a promotion last week when the School Committee voted for an administrative re-structuring, and more than a few people are already saying she might be the future superintendent of the district. Dianne Kelly – the district’s director of math and high school science – was...

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Code green (and blue) – It’s not easy balancing energy and cost efficiency

March 23, 2010
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Code green (and blue) – It’s not easy balancing energy and cost efficiency

The buzzwords of the times we live in right now are ‘Green’ and ‘energy efficient,’ and Revere is looking to march into that movement this year by taking steps to qualify as a state-defined Green Community. However, as many are finding out concerning this movement, when the heat is on to go Green, it...

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Revere Pop Warner grads lead St. Mary’s cheerleading team to a fifth place finish

March 23, 2010
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Revere Pop Warner grads lead St. Mary’s cheerleading team to a fifth place finish

Two graduates of the Revere Pop Warner cheerleading program helped lead the St. Mary’s High School (Lynn) basketball cheerleading squad to a fifth-place finish in the New England Championships in Providence. St. Mary’s juniors Courtney Carey and Jillian Powers are members of the varsity squad that won the Catholic Central League championship. St. Mary’s,...

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This idea is a stretch

March 23, 2010
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The mayor’s proposal of enacting the new ‘Stretch Building Code’ pretty much sums up the political times we live in politically right now. The Code is an offshoot of the new “Green Movement” – whatever that really is – that has enraptured the country since President Barack Obama took office. It, obviously, stems from...

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