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RHS Graduates Getting into the Top Colleges

April 9, 2014
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School officials are declaring that this year’s senior class could be one of the best in decades, as scores of students have been accepted into loads of prestigious colleges and universities this spring. Top of that list is Alejandro Rojas, who has been accepted to seven Ivy League schools already and is waitlisted on...

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Move over Hollywood: Hollywood High School; RHS Students, Faculty Produce Full-length Feature Film to Be Premiered at Showcase

April 9, 2014
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For a Revere High School (RHS) student, becoming the starlet of a feature-length movie could be as easy as getting a hall pass and walking to the bathroom. That’s exactly what happened to RHS Senior Alyssa Belcastro, who was plucked from the hallways of Revere High earlier this year, and will play the starring...

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Runner Looks at Marathon Re-run

April 9, 2014
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Last year, as Revere’s Jalon Fowler passed the 21st mile in the 26-mile Boston Marathon, State Troopers descended onto the racecourse and abruptly put an end to her race. There was confusion and a lot unanswered questions that Fowler now knows the answers to all too well – that being someone had set a...

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26 Suspects Nabbed in Early Morning Drug Raid Here

April 2, 2014
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26 Suspects Nabbed in Early Morning Drug Raid Here

Revere Police have announced that they worked a three-month investigation and took down some 26 persons accused of dealing drugs – mostly heroin – including one man who is still being sought and is believed to knowingly have sold a lethal bag of Fentanyl-laced heroin to a user who overdosed and died in February....

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Phantom Gourmet Loves New Deal

April 2, 2014
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Phantom Gourmet Loves New Deal

The Phantom Gourmet television show will be featuring one of Revere’s well-known food establishments, New Deal Fruit, 920 Broadway, on an upcoming episode. The Phantom will highlight the Italian groceria’s outstanding sandwiches, delicious fruit, and family atmosphere at the popular store. Pictured on the day of Phantom’s visit to the store are, from left,...

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Planet Fitness to Host ‘The Biggest Loser’ Call

April 2, 2014
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The Planet Fitness at Northgate in Revere will serve as the New England outpost for a casting call to NBC’s ‘The Biggest Loser’ reality television show. It’s the second year in a row that the casting call will be held at the Revere gym, said owner Tim Morrissette. “This year should be even more...

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Casino Hearing Cancelled

April 2, 2014
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The host community public hearing for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) at Revere High School (RHS) scheduled for this coming Monday, April 7, has been cancelled. No explanation was given for the cancellation, but officials from Mohegan Sun indicated there was a tentative date set to reconvene the hearing at RHS on May 6....

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Jewelry Box Celebrates 38th Anniversary

April 2, 2014
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The Jewelry Box on Broadway Revere has helped generations of people celebrate their anniversaries, and now the store is celebrating a little milestone of its own. Tom Yourawski and co-owner Justin Puopolo are celebrating the store’s 38th Anniversary this month and, according to “Uncle Tommy,” the time has gone by too fast. “I don’t...

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Bowe Fundraiser Set for April 11

April 2, 2014
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The Wally Bowe Memorial Fundraiser benefiting the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of East Boston will be held on Friday, April 11, from 7-11 p.m., at the Beachmont VFW Hall on Bennington Street. Mr. Bowe was a beloved teacher and coach at the former Savio Prep high school in East Boston. There will dinner,...

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Vincent Cruises to Victory in the 16th; Chelsea’s Taylor wins Prattville

April 2, 2014
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Revere’s RoseLee Vincent cruised to victory Tuesday night, besting Republican Todd Taylor of Chelsea by 880 votes and winning overall 1,466 to 586 (not including results from two Saugus precincts). Chelsea’s Taylor pulled out a win in his hometown, but couldn’t best Vincent – who won via a larger Revere vote on what was...

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Hill School Groundbreaking, Fulfillment of Longstanding Promise

March 28, 2014
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Hill School Groundbreaking, Fulfillment of Longstanding Promise

Hill Park is officially no more. A groundbreaking ceremony on Monday to welcome in the new Hill School officially put generations of softball games, tennis matches, pickup basketball games and swinging children into the history books of the City. Ushered in were the smiles of future and past generations of parents, students and teachers...

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Robert Casoli the Hero Few Knew about: Helped save 2,200 Refugees in Daring Korean War Mission

March 28, 2014
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Robert Casoli the Hero Few Knew about: Helped save 2,200 Refugees in Daring Korean War Mission

There are some people who never shy away from the spotlight in any situation, and then there are those like the late Robert Casoli – who, when the spotlight was turned in his direction for good reason, turned and walked the other way. Casoli, who would have been 84 last Friday, passed away in...

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Riverside Condo Project Held in Committee

March 28, 2014
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Concerned citizens packed the Joseph A. DelGrosso City Council Chamber at the Zoning Sub-Committee meeting Monday evening to continue a public hearing on the possible construction of a residential condominium building on Thayer Avenue. 29 Thayer Avenue Development, LLC has asked the City Council for special permit to build a 42-unit condo building in...

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Police, Secret Service Nab Major Id Theft Suspect

March 28, 2014
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Revere detectives and the Secret Services clamped down on a suspect they believe to be a major identity thief who stole passports and allegedly took victims for more than $200,000. On March 24, Revere Police and the United States Secret Service arrested Scott Cunha for 18 counts of Aggravated Identity Theft, Passport Fraud, and...

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MGC Casino Hearing Draws Packed House for Mohegan

March 28, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) stared down a packed room late on Tuesday afternoon that was full of casino advocates ready to tell them that Revere is the right place for a resort casino. Tuesday was the first local input public hearing for the Greater Boston region with MGC Commissioners hearing testimony from those...

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St. Patrick’s Day Lunch

March 18, 2014
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St. Patrick’s Day Lunch

Salvy and Marissa Curiale lent a helping hand to the many senior citizens who enjoyed a St. Patrick’s day lunch at the Rossetti Cowan Senior Center last week.

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Elks Club Boiled Dinner Party and Community Awards

March 18, 2014
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Elks Club Boiled Dinner Party and Community Awards

Charlotte Sweeney, Jane Cox and Susan Leary enjoyed the music, the Kelly Green hats and the fun at last Saturday night’s Elks Club Boiled Dinner Party and Community Awards. Joanne McKenna received the club’s first-ever Citizen of the Year award.

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‘Peace’ Sign Made out of Seashell

March 18, 2014
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‘Peace’ Sign Made out of Seashell

Revere resident Linda Morse stumbled upon this ‘Peace’ sign made out of seashells on Revere Beach last week by Beach-goers Melissa, Nicole and Julia (pictured here). Morse said she was walking her dogs and noticed thousands of clam shells washed up on the Beach. Such displays of sea clams on the Beach have been rather common this winter....

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Separated by U.S. Policy: Revere Family Hopes to Reunite after Immigration Battle, Protest

March 18, 2014
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Revere native Maria Peniche, 23, stood  on the U.S. Border in San Diego last week. Her parents, Alberto and Ines – former Revere residents for many years, were on the other side of that border – in Tijuana, Mexico. For eight months, they had been unable to embrace. Last week, they were able to...

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Lighthouse Expansion Helps Home to Keep up with Industry Changes

March 18, 2014
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As the steel goes up and concrete floors begin to be poured, the expansion of the Lighthouse Nursing Home will begin to help the vaunted Revere home take a step into the future of medical rehabilitation care. Last October, work began on the expansion project and now the skeleton has been assembled and soon...

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