A Grand Parade

October 16, 2013
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A Grand Parade

If there was one thing that was evident within the huge crowds lining the Columbus Day Parade route on Broadway Monday afternoon, it was that they had missed the parade in its five year absence. As Batman strode by and tanks rumbled past, spectators unanimously agreed that they were happy Mayor Dan Rizzo and...

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Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma Charity Walk on Boston Common

October 16, 2013
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Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma Charity Walk on Boston Common

Marc and Marcy Tango, their family members, and about 80 of their closest friends lined up in a ‘T’ formation at Wonderland Station last Thursday afternoon to show support for Marc – who was just recently diagnosed with leukemia. The group travelled to Boston Thursday evening to walk in the Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma Charity Walk...

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Casino Proves to Be a plus for Community in Pennsylvania

October 16, 2013
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Bensalem, Pa. is by all accounts an area of Greater Philadelphia very similar to East Boston and Revere. Bordering the northwest corner of Philly, Bensalem has long been a diverse ethnic enclave with blue-collar roots that prides itself on the hard work of it’s residents and small business owners. In 2006 the Philadelphia Park...

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Battling Signs: Lightbody Arrested in Incident on Broadway

October 16, 2013
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The fight for and against a casino in Revere has literally turned into a fight – with a dust up on Broadway resulting in a situation with multiple versions of the same story and the leader of the anti-casino effort – Charlie Lightbody – being arrested for punching a man. The incident follows a...

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Meeting Will Focus on Regional Approach to Fighting Opiate Abuse and Overdose

October 16, 2013
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A new multi-city, regional effort to combat the spread of heroin use and heroin overdoses will take place tonight, Oct. 16, at the Susan B. Anthony Middle School and will bring together voices from several communities decimated by the powerful drug – including Revere, Chelsea, Saugus and Winthrop. A renewed, three-year state grant from...

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Lighthouse Ready to Start Construction

October 16, 2013
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The Lighthouse Nursing Home is preparing to break ground next week on a $5 million renovation project that will increase the numbers of single rooms and bring in a 2,700 sq. ft. rehabilitation gym. The state Department of Public Health recently gave approval to the home, which also gave it the green light to...

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A Great Parade

October 16, 2013
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On Monday under perfect weather, Revere’s own Columbus Day Parade returned to our city streets.  From the Chelsea line on Broadway to past St. Anthony’s Church on Revere Street, the parade wound its way down this route for more than two hours as thousands watched those who took part in the parade from marching...

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RHS Sports Roundup

October 16, 2013
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Football team plays well, comes close against Salem Frustration proved to be the dominant theme for the Revere High football team once again Friday night at Harry Della Russo Stadium. The Patriots held a 14-7 lead midway through the second period and were controlling their opponents on both sides of the line of scrimmage....

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Obituaries 10-16-2013

October 16, 2013
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Patrick “PJ” MacDonald Construction Laborer Patrick “PJ” MacDonald of Revere died on October 9. He was 54 years old. A construction laborer, he was born in Lynn, the beloved son of the late Dennis and Patricia (Wilkinson) MacDonald; dear brother of John T. Coakley and his wife, Patricia A. of Woburn, Patricia Ann Gooley...

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It Takes Teamwork to Pull a Jet

October 2, 2013
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It Takes Teamwork to Pull a Jet

The Revere High School (RHS) football team recently helped Logan Airport celebrate its 90th Anniversary by entering a contest against Winthrop and Eastie that featured an airplane-pulling event. The three squads competed to see who could pull a 120,000-pound JetBlue Airbus nine yards in the fastest time. The 25-man RHS team was able to...

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Revere Moving Forward

October 2, 2013
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There is an old adage that goes, “Never ask a question if you do not know the answer.” On September 21, Mayor Dan Rizzo held an unscripted citywide forum where he was asked questions from residents of Revere about what was on their mind.  From all parts of the city, residents took part in...

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Two Important Dates

October 2, 2013
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Mayor Dan Rizzo will be holding two public meetings on the recently-signed Host Community Agreement about the siting of a casino at Suffolk Downs.  The meetings will take place on Saturday October 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Revere City Hall and on Saturday, October 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at...

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Police Briefs 10-02-2013

October 2, 2013
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TUESDAY,SEPTEMBER 24 Kevin M. Bonia, 33, of 1015 Winthrop Ave., was arrested on a charge of disturbing the peace. Renee M.Kirby, 42, of 172 Winthrop Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of shoplifting (third or subsequent offense).   WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER 25 Alexa C. Emerson, 37, of 110 Eliot Rd.,  was...

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Revere Football Loses to Winthrop, 30-13

October 2, 2013
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The Revere High football team fell to Winthrop, 30-13, in a rare pre-Thanksgiving meeting Friday night at Harry Della Russo Stadium. The schools traditionally meet on Thanksgiving morning, but under the new MIAA playoff format decided to play on two occasions this season. Winthrop used a potent running game to amass more than 250...

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Obituaries 10-02-2013

October 2, 2013
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George ‘Butch’ LeBlanc Of Florida, formerly of Revere George F. “Butch” LeBlanc of Thonotosassa, Florida, fomerly of Beachmont-Revere and Maine, died on September 17 after a long battle with cancer. He was 70 years old. Born in Boston, he is survived by his long time life partner Beverly Davis of Thonotosassa and his son,...

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Mayor to Hold Hearing Following Spotlight Story on RPD Sgt. Langone

October 2, 2013
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After television news crews showed Revere Police Sgt. Jeffrey Langone allegedly spending part of his shift sleeping at home rather than being on patrol, Mayor Dan Rizzo and Chief Joe Cafarelli are ready to set a clear example this week about minimum expectations. “It should be clear to anyone working in this administration, in...

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Sharing a Piece of Revere’s History

October 2, 2013
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Revere is home to Horatio Alger, noted author of books that tell of the rise of people from rags to riches in fiction. However,  for a local family the storyline is just as true. It all started when James McChristal, the patriach of a promient family arrived in Revere in the middle of the...

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Chief Says Pines Fire Station Likely to Open

October 2, 2013
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Fire Chief Gene Doherty said for the first time this week that he is open to opening the Pines Fire Station in the near future – a station that has been shuttered against the wishes of the neighborhood since 1992. Doherty told the Council that the Fire Department has allocated some money to fix...

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Drunk Driver in Powers’ Crash Had Injured Others

October 2, 2013
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A Winthrop woman who maimed a vacationing New York City police officer in an alleged drunken driving accident 10 years ago in Florida has now pleaded guilty to grievously injuring two Revere men, who are the sons of Ward 5 Councillor John Powers, in another drunken driving smash up that occurred in 2012. Amanda...

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Man Charged in Fire on Page Street Home

September 25, 2013
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Man Charged in Fire on Page Street Home

A Revere man was held on high bail on Monday as investigators probed a possible domestic violence motive in a fire he allegedly started at his home on Page Street, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said. Dale Peretti, 40, was arraigned  in Chelsea District Court on charges of arson of a dwelling...

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Excitement Builds for Parade as Local Leaders Call for Support

September 25, 2013
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Excitement Builds for Parade as Local Leaders Call for Support

Everyone loves a parade, but for the past five years, Revere has had no parade to love. That will all change this Oct. 14 when Mayor Dan Rizzo and the new Columbus Day Parade Committee bring back the featured fall event on Broadway – supposedly in a bigger and better way than in its...

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Cafarelli Puts New Procedures in Place for Police Patrols

September 25, 2013
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Following a WBZ I Team report that aired on Monday night, Revere Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli has instituted several new procedures in the police department. The report highlighted  Sgt. Jeffrey Langone, a veteran of the force for several years who allegedly spent hours at his parent’s house instead of patroling the streets while on...

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Columbus Day Parade is Approaching

September 25, 2013
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After an absence of five years, our Columbus Day Parade will be coming back to Revere on Monday Oct 14th. For those of us who remember the parades of the past years, this parade tradition is certainly a welcome comeback.  As our memories of the parade recall our youth, so too will this year’s...

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On The Upcoming Casino Vote

September 25, 2013
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On Monday afternoon the Economic Development Sub Committee of the City Council held a special meeting about the Boston Globe story on the revenue projections of the Suffolk Downs Casino and its implications for the City of Revere. After a hearing that lasted more than 90 minutes, the end result was that they all...

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