Harsh Realities Suffolk Says, Despite Landmark Opening Day

May 7, 2014
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Trainer Jay Bernardini got his 2014 season at Suffolk Downs off to a sharp start with three-wins on the nine race card before an enthusiastic crowd of 14,612 on hand to celebrate the Kentucky Derby, but it could be the last time such a crowd descends upon the historic oval for the Derby –...

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$1 Million City Hall Renovation Gets Lukewarm Council Reception

May 7, 2014
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City Councillors gave a lukewarm reception at best to a plan presented by Mayor Dan Rizzo on Monday to renovate City Hall – including building a new Mayor’s Office – to the tune of $1 million. While no one was inherently against the idea of renovating the Hall – though there were some private...

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Wounded Vet Run

May 7, 2014
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Congratulations to State Rep. Carlo Basile, Andrew Biggio and all the Wounded Vet Run organizers for another job well done. As in years past the Wounded Vet Run Sunday, April 27 that brought 3,000 motorcycles through the area to raise money to for Cpl. Andy Kingsley, Cpl. Kevin Dubois and MSGT. Joseph Deslauriers was...

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Police Briefs 05-07-2014

May 7, 2014
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MONDAY, APRIL 28 A 17 year old juvenile was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Daniel Rodriguez, 25, of Malden, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of distributing a Class D controlled narcotic substance and violating the drug-free school zone laws. TUESDAY, APRIL 29 Kelley Joan Willette, 31, of Winthrop, was arrested...

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Softball Team Beats Danvers

May 7, 2014
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It was a memorable week for the Revere High softball team, which earned one of the biggest victories in the program’s recent history with a 3-1 triumph over perennial Northeastern Conference power Danvers last Monday on the local field. “We’ve never beaten Danvers since we’ve been in the Northeastern Conference and almost every one...

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Obituaries 05-07-2014

May 7, 2014
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Catherine Daniels Former Walmart Greeter Catherine M. (Rizzo) Daniels of Taunton, formerly of South Boston, died on May 3. She was 96 years old. Mrs. Daniels, who worked as a greeter at Walmart until age 84, was the devoted mother of Arlene, Richard and his wife, Belinda, Sandra, Joseph and his wife, Nancy; dear...

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Officials Hold Groundbreaking on New Stadium

April 30, 2014
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Officials Hold Groundbreaking on New Stadium

City leaders broke ground on the Harry Della Russo Stadium project on Monday afternoon, proclaiming the long-overdue overhaul as a major contribution to the revitalization of Broadway. “This state-of-the-art Stadium plan is another step forward in our overall plan to revitalize our downtown district,” said Mayor Dan Rizzo. The new Stadium plan will include...

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Fire at Suffolk Downs

April 30, 2014
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Fire at Suffolk Downs

A red-hot, smoky three-alarm fire came in just before Journal deadlines on Tuesday evening. There were no injuries immediately reported by 7 p.m. and the fire had not been moved up to a four-alarm blaze at that time, though there was talk that another alarm might be struck. The smoke blew towards Rt. 1A...

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Riverside Developer Withdraws Project in the Face of Defeat

April 30, 2014
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Many residents of Riverside claimed victory on the much-maligned 42-unit apartment building planned for their neighborhood – at least for now. Project Attorney James Cipoletta surprisingly withdrew the proposal on Monday night before a large crowd of Riverside neighbors – many against the project and some for it. “The developers are going to go...

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A United Front at MGC: Revere and Everett Officials to Appear Together at MGC

April 30, 2014
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A major expanded gaming hearing is set to take place in Boston before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Thursday, May 1, and it will feature an odd semi-alliance between the two warring casino developers, Mohegan Sun in Revere and Wynn in Everett. Often at odds as of late due to the heated competition...

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Thank You

April 30, 2014
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Last Saturday was the type of day that you just wanted to roll over in bed and not be outside. However, the weather did not deter more than 300 Revere residents from taking part in Mayor Dan Rizzo’s Revere Shine. In the rain, these volunteers literally swept the streets and raked the open spaces...

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The New Harry Della Russo Stadium

April 30, 2014
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The groundbreaking on Monday afternoon for the new Harry Della Russo Stadium on Park Avenue is another positive sign that Revere is on the move. The new stadium will compliment the new Hill School but more importantly will be a true community resource for residents of all ages. The plans call for proper locker...

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Police Briefs 04-30-2014

April 30, 2014
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TUESDAY, APRIL 22 Louis M. Guido, 51, of 176 Broadway, was arrested on charges of assault, assault & battery, and assault with intent to intimidate. Anthony D. Pasco, 29, of 22 Thornton St., was arrested on charges of breaking & entering into a building in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, assault...

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Palermo Fans 26 in 3-2 Softball Win

April 30, 2014
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Step aside, Roger Clemens. The former Red Sox ace, who first set a Major League record for strikeouts in a nine-inning game with 20 in 1986, has nothing on Revere High ace softball pitcher Sabrina Palermo after the Lady Patriot junior fireballer fanned an incredible 26 Gloucester hitters in 11 innings last week. “That...

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Obituaries 04-30-2014

April 30, 2014
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George Bianchi Retired Revere Police Officer; Member of Revere Moose George Bianchi of Malden, formerly of Revere, died on April 25. A late Officer for the Revere Police Department, he was a US Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Revere Moose Lodge 1272. He was the beloved husband of Carolyn (Covino) Bianchi...

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Pizza Ghiena Wars

April 23, 2014
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Pizza Ghiena Wars

Revere’s Michael Chiesa had eaten his mother’s Pizza Ghiena at Easter time for decades. The coveted recipe was a closely-held family secret that existed only in the memory of his mother, Laura Chiesa. That recipe had been passed down to Laura verbally from her mother – who more than likely brought it over from...

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IC Memories

April 23, 2014
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IC Memories

Ace McCarrick (left) and Ed O’Hara (right) were two sporting greats at Immaculate Conception School during their time. They are shown here pictured in front of the trophy case, most all of which were won by their teams during the school’s heyday. The school is celebrating its 100th year this month. See pages 4...

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It’s Official: Vincent Is Revere’s State Rep.

April 23, 2014
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State Rep. RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere) was sworn into the Massachusetts House of Representatives last week during a ceremony held in the House Chambers of the Statehouse. Vincent received the oath office from Governor Deval Patrick before delivering a speech to her new colleagues on Wednesday afternoon, April 16. “Being sworn in is an absolute...

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Don’t Mess with the Law

April 23, 2014
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It takes a scholar to learn, and one Chelsea scholar got some field work in criminal justice the hard way last Saturday. Early Saturday morning, around 2:27 a.m., a Revere Police officer on patrol stopped a car going at a high rate of speed on Washington Avenue. As the officer approached the stopped vehicle...

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ZBA Approves Three Petitions

April 23, 2014
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The Revere Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) met recently and granted three petitions while denying another. Elizetes S. Avellar was approved for a parking in the rear yard variance to enable the appellant to park three motor vehicles in the rear yard at 126-128 Harris St. •Maryellen Martin, 59 Witherbee Ave., was approved for...

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Revere Schools Bring the World Together

April 23, 2014
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Attending school in the 1960’s, a student was expected to memorize the multiplication tables, have excellent penmanship and look for facts in the Encyclopedia Britannica.  The closest, any student in this era came to technology was perhaps having a black and white television set with the “rabbit ears” in the classroom to watch educational...

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The Marathon

April 23, 2014
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The events of last year’s Boston Marathon have faded into the background for many residents.  However, for some, the events and the aftermath of that day are as vivid today as they were more than a year ago. For Revere Police Sergeant Mike Mason, the events of that day will probably be with him...

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Police Briefs 04-23-2014

April 23, 2014
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MONDAY, APRIL 14 Antonio Jose Medina-Castro, 35, of Rochester, NH, was arrested on a warrant for distribution of a Class A drug (heroin). Michelle Molbeck, 29, of Rochester, NH, was arrested on a warrant for distribution of a Class D drug. Raymond DeFranzo III, 44, of 92 Proctor Ave., was arrested on two outstanding...

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RHS Girls Track Team Defeats Classical, English

April 23, 2014
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The Revere High girls track team has won its last two meets, including an exciting 71-63 triumph over Lynn Classical that was decided in the final race, the 4 x 400 relay. Revere held a 66-63 edge entering the 4 x 400 event, but with the winner of that race taking all five of the points at stake,...

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