Maddrey Is NEC High Jump Champ

February 5, 2014
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Tarik Maddrey reigns as the King of the High Jump in the Northeastern Conference after his leap of 6′-4″ handily vaulted him past all competitors at Friday’s NEC League Meet that was held at the Reggie Lewis Center. Tarik’s closest competitor cleared the bar at 6′-0″, fully four inches below Maddrey’s winning jump. “Tarik’s...

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Obituaries 02-05-2014

February 5, 2014
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John Jaynes, Jr. Longtime Raytheon Employee John R. Jaynes, Jr., a 45 year resident of Revere, died unexpectedly at home on January 28 following a long illness. He was 68 years old. John was born and raised in Boston, attended Boston Public Schools and graduated with the Class of 1963. Shortly after graduation, he...

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Spelling Bees Make a Comeback in Revere Schools

January 30, 2014
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Spelling Bees Make a Comeback in Revere Schools

It doesn’t take one single watt of electricity to run a spelling bee; nor is a computer or mobile device required to crown the best speller in a Revere school. In an educational world that is increasingly computerized and Internet savvy, Spelling Bees don’t quite fit the typical mold of modern innovation. Yet, at...

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Details, Overtime Approaching $400,000 to Watch Stalled Project

January 30, 2014
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Details, Overtime Approaching $400,000 to Watch Stalled Project

P ayments for police details and overtime for Department of Public Works (DPW) watches are nearing $400,000 this week at the Winthrop Avenue sewer project that seems to be dormant and stalled. City records revealed that – as of Jan. 15 – police detail payments to monitor the stalled project (where there is currently...

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Mohegan Sun Scale Model

January 30, 2014
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Mohegan Sun Scale Model

The full-scale three-dimensional model of the Mohegan Sun casino at Suffolk Downs is now on display at City Hall. The model shows a rendering of both hotels and the retail areas, built to scale with the surrounding neighborhood and T Station. It also has a rough view of the green areas and landscaping on...

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Dogged Efforts by Revere Police Lead to Alleged ‘Kidnap Scammers’

January 30, 2014
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The frantic calls would come into residents at any time of the day. The mostly-Spanish speaking victims would hurriedly be told that a family member had been in a car accident with a violent criminal; that the violent criminal was upset and had a gun to the relative’s head and would kill them if...

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Mohegan Sun Launches Jobs and Business Series for Revere and the Region

January 30, 2014
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Mohegan Sun announced the launch of a new Jobs and Business series for Revere and other regional communities that will provide local residents and businesses with detailed information on potential career and vendor opportunities in the resort gaming industry. During the Jobs Forum, which takes place in the Topsider Room at Suffolk Downs on...

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We Are in Good Hands: New Hill School Construction to Start

January 30, 2014
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The official groundbreaking for the new Hill School on Park Avenue is only a few weeks away and so is the start of the construction budget. As anyone who has ever done a building project, overruns are to be expected. And in the case of a $50 million project, one can only have nightmares...

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Police Briefs 01-29-2014

January 30, 2014
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MONDAY, JANUARY 20 Anthony E. Spinney, 27, of 57 Oak Island St., was arrested on charges of assault to murder and assault & battery. Ramiza Dinarica, 22, of 767 Broadway, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, JANUARY 21 A 17 year old juvenile was arrested on charge of illegal distribute of a Class D controlled narcotic...

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Boys Basketball Team Defeats Swampscott, 66-62

January 30, 2014
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It may have been a slow week for the RHS boys basketball team with only one game in eight days, but it was an exciting and winning one, as Patriot Mike Dreeszen drained a clutch three-pointer with 30 seconds to play to cap a late-game comeback that propelled the Revere High boys basketball team to a 66-62 triumph over...

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Obituaries 01-29-2014

January 30, 2014
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Evelyn Shear Retired Brookline Police Department Clerk; Member of Many Organizations Evelyn Shear of Revere, formerly of Brookline and Chelsea, passed away on January 25. She was 91 years old. Evelyn was born in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. She was a retired clerk for the Brookline Police Department for...

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Gov. Chooses Revere to Announce Task Force on Safety and Security

January 22, 2014
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Gov. Chooses Revere to Announce Task Force on Safety and Security

The Whelan School Library served as the backdrop for Gov. Deval Patrick to sign an Executive Order last Thursday morning calling for a state task force on school safety and security. The task force would be made up of numerous state cabinet members – from public safety to human services – and would report...

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The Ultimate Stop for Proms: Siegel, Merlino Open New Dress Store in Peabody

January 22, 2014
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The Ultimate Stop for Proms: Siegel, Merlino Open New Dress Store in Peabody

It is always prom season at The Ultimate and even more so now that sisters and business partners Heather Siegel and Fawn Merlino have opened their brand new dress store on Route 1 South in Peabody. Months ahead of the first prom of the season, high school girls, many accompanied by their parents, have...

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Gun Violence Report to Urge Disclosure on Mental Health Records

January 22, 2014
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A statewide report on gun ownership and gun violence will be in the hands of House Speaker Bob DeLeo (D-Winthrop) as soon as this week and will likely contain recommendations to increase the disclosure of state mental health records for those pursuing a legal firearm permit. Any such recommendation, and subsequent legislative action, would...

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Powers, Rotondo out; Nowicki Backs Vincent: State Representative Race Primary Is March 4

January 22, 2014
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Two more candidates have dropped out of the state representative race this week, and a former candidate has endorsed candidate RoseLee Vincent. Paul Nowicki, a long-time community activist and former President of the Chelsea City Council, announced late last week he would endorse Revere’s RoseLee Vincent for state representative in the 16th Suffolk District...

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Uncertainty for RHS Ice Hockey Season

January 22, 2014
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The Revere High School (RHS) hockey team – which was likely bound for the state tournament in only the second year for Head Coach Joe Ciccarello – is on the verge of having to forfeit all of its eight wins due to a paperwork snafu for one of the team’s best players – who...

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Hill School Groundbreaking to Be in February

January 22, 2014
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The groundbreaking for the new Hill School will likely come in the second week of February, according to City officials. Superintendent Paul Dakin said the schools are ramping up for the groundbreaking and the upcoming construction project – something that hasn’t been done since the Paul Revere School was under construction in 2009. “Running...

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He Had a Dream: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

January 22, 2014
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Despite the countless number of times that we have heard Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches on TV news shows and specials over the past 50 years (okay, we’re revealing how old we are), we never fail to feel a chill run through us when we listen to his words in that distinctive voice and...

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Police Briefs 01-22-2014

January 22, 2014
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MONDAY, JANUARY 13 Leonard D. Lomax, 22, of Roxbury, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct. John H. O’Neal, 62, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, JANUARY 12 No Arrests Reported WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15 Lauren A. Harrington, 35, of 46 High St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge...

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Girls Track Team Defeats Salem, 54-32

January 22, 2014
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The Revere High girls indoor track team won six of the nine individual events as well as the 4 x 400 relay to defeat Salem, 54-32, last Monday. Coach Antonio LaBruna’s Lady Patriots now stand at 3-2 on the season. Leading the way for the Revere squad was Brenda Rudecindo, who accounted for eight...

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Obituaries 01-22-2014

January 22, 2014
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Alexander Glimcher Of Revere Alexander Glimcher of Revere passed away on Thursday, January 16. He was the beloved husband of the late Florence (Jacobson) Glimcher; devoted father of Naomi Panarello, Mark Glimcher and Maurine Ronne and her husband, David; loving son of the late Abraham and Rose (Yavich) Glimcher; dear brother of Irma Gershkowitz...

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Forward Momentum: Rizzo Honors Several Residents in Annual State of City Address

January 15, 2014
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Forward Momentum: Rizzo Honors Several Residents in Annual State of City Address

Mayor Dan Rizzo recalled several noteworthy events from 2013, made an extensive pitch for the casino project at Suffolk Downs and honored several residents for achievements during a 40-minute State of the City speech in front of the City Council Monday night. In a speech that was less about policy and more about highlighting...

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RoseLee Vincent Officially Announces for State Rep.

January 15, 2014
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RoseLee Vincent Officially Announces for State Rep.

RoseLee Vincent has officially announced she is a candidate for the 16th Suffolk District seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.  Vincent, a lifelong Revere resident, has 25 years of experience working at the Statehouse as Chief of Staff to departing State Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein and before that her late father State Representative William...

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Going Underground In Callahan Tunnel Project

January 15, 2014
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Going Underground In Callahan Tunnel Project

With the Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Project run­ning a bit ahead of schedule, we were given the opportu­nity to walk the tunnel on Wednesday as construction work took place. The sched­uled re-opening date remains March 12th, but MassDOT executives appeared optimis­tic that incentives for con­tractor McCourt could mean an earlier opening to traffic. Work started...

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