Obituaries 07-08-2015

July 14, 2015
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Frank Lucifora Of Revere Frank Lucifora of Revere died on July 3 after a brief illness. He was the beloved father of Tori Marie Lucifora; devoted son of Frank and Giovanna “Joanne” (Russo), all of Revere; dear brother of Sally Nelson and her husband, Geoffrey of Florida and loving fiancé of Diane Sullivan of...
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Kicks Off Campaign

July 3, 2015
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Kicks Off Campaign

Councillor-at-Large Brian Arrigo and his wife, Daveen, are pictured at Brian’s mayoral campaign kickoff barbecue Saturday at their home.
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It’s a Dogs Life

July 3, 2015
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It’s a Dogs Life

The Calling All Dog Lovers event was held at the proposed dog park on Sargent St. Shown above are Alexa Giannino, and her dog, Chopper, as “Dog Marley,” Carlo Mastromattei and Ann Beth Chinchillo, of ABC K-9 Rehab, with their dogs, Frosty and Blitzen, as “The Blues Brothers.”
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Council Okays Water and Sewer Rates

July 3, 2015
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The city council voted last week to set the water rate for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1.  The new residential rate for water is $3.82 per 100 cubic feet, down from $3.91 per 100 cubic feet in FY15. The new commercial rate $5.80 per 100 cubic feet, up from $5.76 per 100...
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It All Started Here:25 Years and Four Children Later, DiPlatzis Recount Ongoing Journey

July 3, 2015
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It was 25 years ago yesterday, June 30, when Paul and Charlene DiPlatzi exchanged wedding vows – a journey that started when Charlene opened the Revere Journal at the old August Moon Restaurant – her nervous boyfriend Paul DiPlatzi by her side – and saw a huge advertisement from Paul proclaiming his love for...
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Police Briefs 07-01-2015

July 3, 2015
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INVESTIGATING BRUTAL ROBBERY Revere Police are actively working an investigation into a brutal daylight armed robbery of a couple strolling on Mountain Avenue last Saturday afternoon. The victim told police he and his wife were walking on Mountain Avenue around 1:15 p.m. on Saturday when an Hispanic male approached them, pulled out a knife...
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Letters to the Editor

July 3, 2015
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More on the Hill School project Dear Editor: At a recent meeting at Revere City Hall called by Ward 4 City Councilor Stephen Reardon residents were invited to express their views on possible traffic problems at the newly rebuilt Harry Della Russo Stadium and the new elementary school next to it. In a letter...
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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth of July

July 3, 2015
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Although the long-range weather forecast seems to indicate that Mother Nature will not be very cooperative for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend (unseasonably cool temperatures with a good chance of rain in our area), we’re sure that all of our fellow Americans will find a way to celebrate the holiday in appropriate fashion....
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First and Final Paige

July 3, 2015
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St. Mary’s High School graduate Paige Fielding has known since last fall that she would be heading to Tufts University, one of the most prestigious colleges in the world. She was accepted in the Tufts Early Decision Program, taking the anxieties away from the senior-year college application process. Paige has strong family ties to...
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Obituaries 07-01-2015

July 3, 2015
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Stephen Iacoviello Of Revere Stephen M. Iacoviello of Revere died on June 23. He was the loving husband of Nancy (Ramos) Iacoviello of Revere; devoted son of Regina A. (McCool) of Revere and the late Anthony Iacoviello; dear brother of Anthony J. Iacoviello, Joseph M. Iacoviello and Kerry A. Iacoviello, all of Revere; cherished...
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Sand Sculpting Festival Set for July 24-26

June 25, 2015
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A few new things are already being unveiled concerning this year’s upcoming 2015 International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. First and foremost is that the name has changed from a ‘National’ festival to an ‘International’ festival, and with 14 sculptors hailing from foreign countries as far away as Australia, such a name change...
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Wood Pruitt Pulls Papers for School Bd.

June 25, 2015
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Despite what may happen in Chelsea District Court in July, long-time School Committee member Donna Wood Pruitt has taken out nomination papers for the November election. So far all current School Committee members have taken out their nomination papers. Seeking re-election are Michael Ferrante, Susan Gravellese, Dan Maguire, and Carol Tye. Two challengers have...
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Revere Home Hits $1M Mark

June 25, 2015
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Revere Home Hits $1M Mark

The local real estate market is going full speed ahead, but one market that is emerging amongst the resurgence is high-end properties – and Gary Ferragamo of Celata Real Estate is primed to sell the city’s first $1 million home. The Italian Villa on Rice Avenue faces the Atlantic Ocean and has a master...
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Councillors Approve FY ’16 Budget, 9-2

June 25, 2015
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With only two dissenters and a few cuts, the city council approved the Fiscal Year 2016 operating budget for the city. The council approved a $169,081,832 budget after making a couple of additions and a few cuts from the originally submitted budget of $168,473,027 by Mayor Dan Rizzo. The council voted to add bonded...
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Kitty Bowman Leaves Legacy of Caring for All

June 25, 2015
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Kitty Bowman Leaves Legacy of Caring for All

In 1997, when Kitty Bowman came to Revere to lead a fledgling community benefits organization sponsored by Mass General, she never thought the community would rub off on her in the way it has. The long-time director of RevereCARES has retired from her post and said that even though she is leaving Revere for...
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Police Briefs 06-24-2015

June 25, 2015
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FATAL OD ON PEARL AVENUE A Beachmont man was found deceased from an apparent drug overdose on Pearl Avenue. Police responded to the apartment building around 1:40 p.m. on Friday to find the man had died. He was found in a bedroom on the third floor. FIGHTIN’ OVER A MAN One woman is being...
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Thank You, Kitty Bowman

June 25, 2015
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Kitty Bowman, the long-time director of RevereCARES who impacted so many residents’ lives in a positive way – and who truly went above and beyond in her position, retired last week. The announcement ends a very productive record of accomplishments by Bowman, who became one of the most respected and admired leaders in this...
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Rizzo Supports Increasing Earned Income Tax Credit

June 25, 2015
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Governor Baker and the Massachusetts Senate have put forth two separate proposals to increase the Earned Income Tax Credit for working families in our state.  This is a brave step to address income inequality for the residents of our state and should be commended. As Mayor of Revere, I meet residents everyday who are...
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Letters to the Editor

June 25, 2015
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Concerned over issues  Dear Editor: At a recent meeting inside Revere City Hall where issues related to the opening of the new McKinley School and the rebuild Harry Della Russo stadium were discussed, area residents were invited to ask questions about the city’s plans to deal with a myriad of uncertain prospects related to...
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Sports 06-24-2015

June 25, 2015
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Baseball is the main course in the Costanza household Matt Costanza sat in traffic Saturday morning trying to make the way from his Point of Pines home to the baseball batting cages on Route 1 in Saugus.  Sunday morning, he was on a bus headed to New Jersey to join up with his AAU baseball...
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Obituaries 06-24-2015

June 25, 2015
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Anthony “Chubby” Sardo Founder of Mama Rosie’s Ravioli Anthony “Chubby” Sardo, of Boxford, formerly of Revere, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2015, after a lengthy illness. Born in the North End, he was the son of Charles Sardo and Rosina (Mama Rosie) Cammarata. He moved to Revere and married his high school...
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Paul Revere Field Day

June 18, 2015
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Paul Revere Field Day

Kyle Lanes is all smiles on all fours as he crawls under the parachute as part of a game of tag last Thursday morning during the annual Paul Revere Field Day festivities. Children from all grades and scores of parents and teachers supervised, and participated, in events such as limbo, sack races and other...
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Orbelina Erazo to Compete in Miss Mass.

June 18, 2015
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Orbelina Erazo to Compete in Miss Mass.

Orbelina Erazo is a young woman who knows what she wants – the title of Miss Massachusetts 2016 – and she will go for it on June 28 at the Hanover Theater in Worcester. Erazo is moving up the ladder in the pageant world and hopes to expand the pageant in Massachusetts. She currently...
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Rizzo Submits FY ’16 Budget to City Council

June 18, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo submitted his fiscal year 2016 budget to the City Council last week  and it could be the first controversy of the upcoming November election. Rizzo’s challenger, Councillor Brian Arrigo, happens to be the chair of the Ways and Means subcommittee which will hold budget hearings over the next few days. Rizzo...
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