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House vote sparks interest in Revere; school officials say it isn’t a big problem locally

May 12, 2010
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Numerous questions remain locally after a Beacon Hill vote nearly two weeks ago that called for state agencies to check the immigration status (i.e., illegal or not) of those over 18 who apply for public benefits or public housing. Many were shocked to find out that illegal immigrants can and do get these services....
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When it comes to drugs, our borders are closer than you think

May 12, 2010
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Living so far to the north, one might tend to think that the madness and murder in the southern U.S. Border States is a world away. In all honesty, the drugs, violence and illegal immigration that runs part and parcel to the latter can seem like a problem for Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and...
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Abrams wins

May 12, 2010
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Corey Abrams victory over Richie Penta proves two things – hard work counted for everything in this race and Abrams wanted the seat more than Penta. Second, it proved that Penta’s career as a Ward councillor is finished for now. But watch out, he may be back if there are changes on the city...
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Election tomorrow

May 10, 2010
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It is down to the wire in Ward 1. The finish line is less than 36 hours away. Does Richie Penta pull it off? Or Does Corey Abrams score his first political victory? What difference does Kenny Orne make? Does Peter Martino, supporting Penta have it right? Penta cannot lose. Or has Abrams already...
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A smooth-flowing operation

May 8, 2010
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A smooth-flowing operation

In a little over a month’s time, Revere went from fighting off water to fighting for water. Saturday’s major water infrastructure break involving a 120-inch pipe in Weston at the MWRA treatment plant put a boil water advisory in effect for most of the Greater Boston area, including Revere – leaving drinking water in...
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In a water emergency, top water official forgotten; Maglione says he was left out of the loop on purpose

May 8, 2010
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The city’s highest-ranking water official has said this week that petty personal politics got in the way of public safety in the planning of local efforts during the recent water emergency. Water Facilities Director Joe Maglione said that – despite being the highest ranking licensed water operator in Revere – he wasn’t even invited...
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Harrowing crash on Broadway

May 8, 2010
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At about 6:45 p.m. Monday evening, I was driving south on Broadway and was about to turn right onto Park Avenue when a Ford Ranger sped by me. The driver in the Ranger held his arm high, pointing it toward the sky out the window. He was making the peace sign with his fingers...
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Businesses cope with loss of water; frantic scene at BJ’s

May 8, 2010
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Money has a hard time flowing in without using the faucet. The water emergency that occurred last weekend and early this week had businesses in Revere reeling, especially those involved with food and beverage service. The continuous flow of good, safe water is something most of us take for granted, and businesses were forced...
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Ward 1 Forum

May 6, 2010
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The Ward 1 Forum held at the Beachmont VFW last week drew a decent crowd but not many minds were changed. According to those who attended, most have already made up their minds in this race which ends with the special election May 11.
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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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