Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015
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Another Christmas is at hand and families will gather, as they have done for generations, to celebrate the holiday season with our friends and loved ones. Peace on earth, joy to the world, and the like may be platitudinous phrases when spoken at any other time of the year, but during the Christmas season...
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Sports 12-23-2015

December 24, 2015
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RhS sports Roundup RHS girls basketball opens with two wins The Revere High girls basketball team opened the defense of its Northeastern Conference North Division title with a pair of victories over NEC North foes this past week, both of which came on the road. In the season-opener last Tuesday with Danvers, the Lady...
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Obituaries 12-23-2015

December 24, 2015
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Diana Russo Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Diana (Cardone) Russo of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on December 20. Born and raised in Chelsea and a long time member of St. Anthony’s Ladies Sodality, she was the daughter of the late Vito and Vilma (Rizzo) Cardone,  the beloved wife of the late Thomas A.;...
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Justice Brieger Orders Recount for Revere Mayoral Election

December 18, 2015
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Justice Heidi Brieger ordered that the City of Revere Election Commission conduct a recount of the votes cast in the Nov. 3 Revere mayoral election in a ruling Thursday afternoon at Suffolk Superior Court. Brieger also ordered that the recount “be undertaken and completed” before Jan. 4, 2016. Mayor Dan Rizzo lost his bid...
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Santa Claus Drops by the Whelan School

December 17, 2015
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Santa Claus Drops by the Whelan School

Santa Claus visited the Whelan School for the Winter Wonderland festivities on Dec. 11 and enlisted the help of one keen elf known as Keefe – Ward 4 Councillor-elect Patrick Keefe. Hundreds of kids, such as these two little tykes, turned out to see Santa and all his friends at the Whelan.
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100 Years Go By,The Memories Stay

December 17, 2015
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100 Years Go By,The Memories Stay

By Sue Ellen Woodcock “I’ve lived through it all,” said Florence Bravos, as she got ready to watch her favorite television shows. This Saturday her family will gather to celebrate her 100th birthday. She was born on Dec. 19, 1915 in the family home on Chester Avenue in Chelsea. The family of eight moved...
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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate

December 17, 2015
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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate

Giannino considering a run for State Senate seat Councillor-at-Large Jessica Giannino said she is weighing a run for the State Senate seat held by Anthony Petruccelli, who announced that he will be stepping down from the position in January. Giannino, who topped the ticket in the councillor-at-large election Nov. 3, issued the following statement:...
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Council Sees Red on Snow Budget:Council, Arrigo Stunned by $1.3m Deficit

December 17, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Seems like only yesterday we were digging out from over 100 inches of snow. Now it’s time to pay the bill. Monday night Director of Finance George Anzuoni told the City Council that the city spent over $2 million on snow removal. Anzouni explained that the snow/ice budget deficit was...
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Triple Shooting Stuns Waite St Neighborhood

December 17, 2015
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A Lynn man has been arraigned on two counts of murder for a triple shooting that unfolded Thursday night, Dec. 10, on Waite Street. Michael DeLeon, 36, of Lynn, was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on Monday to face charges that he killed Peter Pitari, 66, and Cristy Johnson, 35, and seriously wounded a...
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Mayoralty Recount Heads to Court

December 17, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Dan Rizzo filed a complaint in Suffolk Superior Court last Friday, suing the city’s Election Commission, claiming that the recount petition submitted to the Election Commission is in compliance with the law. The suit states that the petition should be allowed and a recount should be ordered. A hearing...
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Police Briefs 12-16-2015

December 17, 2015
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House Breaks: (2) Marshview Terrace; and Ocean Avenue. Commercial Breaks: (2) Broadway – Luberto’s; and Squire Road – Taco Bell. Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (7) *Squire Road; Beach Street; Larkin Street; *Broadway; Broadway – Citizens Bank; *Garfield Avenue; and Furlong Drive. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (29) Mahoney Circle (3); Copeland Circle; Broadway/Fernwood; Squire Road; Salem/Overlook Ridge...
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Letters to the Editor

December 17, 2015
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It’s time to end reefer madness Dear Editor: Growing up, I remember a very bold billboard standing over the intersection of Revere Beach Parkway and Winthrop Avenue. “DARE to keep kids off drugs.” It seemed larger than life compared to my small self crossing the parkway. However, with time the billboard changed, as did...
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Christmas in A Changing World

December 17, 2015
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By Meloee Nazaire Jane Todd Crawford, a 46-year-old mother of four from Kentucky, thought she had room for one more. As time went on, she grew concerned about her pregnancy. Understanding that she needed medical attention, she sought it. Given the unusual timeline of her pregnancy, doctors thought it’d be best to induce her...
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Revere Needs a Senate Candidate Now

December 17, 2015
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There is an old adage that goes ‘timing is everything.’ We contend that now is the time for a single candidate from Revere to announce and run for the seat being vacated by Senator Anthony Petruccelli. It has been more than 25 years since a Revere resident held this senate seat.  From 1956 with...
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Sports 12-16-2015

December 17, 2015
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RHS sports Roundup Boys basketball ready for season-opening week The Revere High boys basketball team was ready to spring into action for the start of its 2016 season, hosting Danvers last night (Tuesday). The Patriots engaged in a pre-season scrimmage with Hamilton-Wenham last week in which the Revere squad showed much promise for the...
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Obituaries 12-16-2015

December 17, 2015
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Janeruth ‘Jr.’ Delathouwer Registry of Motor Vehicles retiree Janeruth “Jr.” (Israel) Delathouwer of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on December 9. She was 73 years old. The beloved wife of John Delathouwer with whom she shared 45 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Danielle McCusker and her husband, Robert of...
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Annual Santa Walk Held

December 10, 2015
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Annual Santa Walk Held

El Baker with her children, Myles and Victoria, were dressed for the season in their holiday outfits on Sunday during the annual Santa Walk. It was a beautiful, unseasonably warm, December day that saw walkers head from the Whelan School to City Hall dressed in their best Christmas outfits.
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Council Grants Special Permit for ‘Pot’ Shop

December 10, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Despite impassioned pleas from residents of all ages and backgrounds not to bring medical marijuana to Revere, the majority of the Revere City Council granted a special permit to the Wellness Connection of Massachusetts (WCM) to operate a facility on Railroad Street. As pointed out by Zoning Subcommittee chair Stephen...
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Petruccelli Leaving Senate in January

December 10, 2015
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The departure of longtime State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli will spark a special election for his seat sometime this spring, and already, people have emerged expressing interest in Petruccelli’s seat since he announced last Thursday he would resign in January. Three candidates in Revere have emerged as interested in the seat, and local elected officials...
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Arrigo Starting Transition Process

December 10, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock There are no signs that Mayor Dan Rizzo will be filing a suit in Suffolk Superior Court regarding the recount of the Nov. 3 election, where councillor Brian Arrigo topped the race with 5,209 votes over Rizzo’s 5,091, a difference of 118 votes. Several attempts to reach Rizzo were unsuccessful...
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Oak Island’s Hudson Family Continues Christmas Lights Tradition

December 10, 2015
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Oak Island’s Hudson Family Continues Christmas Lights Tradition

Crossing the railroad tracks in Oak Island, one journeys up a few streets, makes a few tight turns and then – in all its glory – is a striking display of Christmas lights that is the pride of the Hudson family and the Oak Island neighborhood. “He has been doing this for years and...
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Police Briefs 12-09-2015

December 10, 2015
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Monday, Nov. 30 No Arrests Reported Tuesday, Dec. 1 Warren Mongo Wade, 26, of 168 Winthrop Ave., was arrested on one warrant. Wednesday, Dec. 2 Elena Lourdes Gaston, 60, of 18 Eustis St., was charged with human trafficking involving servitude, deriving support from prostitution, conspiracy and other offenses. Thursday, Dec. 3 Renee Kirby, 44,...
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Letters to the Editor

December 10, 2015
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Morabito considering a run for State Senate Dear Editor: Over the past few days, I have received phone calls inquiring and suggesting that I run for Massachusetts Senate of the First Suffolk & Middlesex state district. After such positive feedback, it is with great certainty I am considering to run for senator. After 17...
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Hoping for Change Is A Fruitless Exercise with This President

December 10, 2015
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I sat down Sunday to watch President Barack Obama’s Oval Office speech – a rarity in his seven years in office – with a mind towards hoping he would change. After all, if the largest terror attack on American soil since 2001 hadn’t moved him, then nothing would. So, I figured his stubborn nature...
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