Riverside Condo Project Held in Committee

March 28, 2014
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Concerned citizens packed the Joseph A. DelGrosso City Council Chamber at the Zoning Sub-Committee meeting Monday evening to continue a public hearing on the possible construction of a residential condominium building on Thayer Avenue. 29 Thayer Avenue Development, LLC has asked the City Council for special permit to build a 42-unit condo building in...

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Police, Secret Service Nab Major Id Theft Suspect

March 28, 2014
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Revere detectives and the Secret Services clamped down on a suspect they believe to be a major identity thief who stole passports and allegedly took victims for more than $200,000. On March 24, Revere Police and the United States Secret Service arrested Scott Cunha for 18 counts of Aggravated Identity Theft, Passport Fraud, and...

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MGC Casino Hearing Draws Packed House for Mohegan

March 28, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) stared down a packed room late on Tuesday afternoon that was full of casino advocates ready to tell them that Revere is the right place for a resort casino. Tuesday was the first local input public hearing for the Greater Boston region with MGC Commissioners hearing testimony from those...

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Only in America

March 28, 2014
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The article in last week’s Journal about the remarkable life-story of Antonio ‘Tony’ D’Ambrosio resonated deeply with many of our readers. Tony’s anecdotes of his years as a youth growing up in his native Italy, most notably his recollection of warming his feet in fresh cow manure on the family farm when it was...

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So, This Is Spring?

March 28, 2014
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Although the calendar told us that spring officially arrived last Thursday, Mother Nature, as usual, has decided on her own time frame for when she will allow spring to be sprung. As we are writing this editorial at the beginning of the week, the weatherman is telling us that temperatures will remain below freezing all day for the next two days...

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Spring Cleaning Time

March 28, 2014
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Clean up, clean up, Everybody everywhere Clean, clean up, Everybody do your share. For our readers with children, the above phrases will be recognized as coming from a song by Barney, the Purple Dinosaur.  But they are as apropos as anything else we can think of to remind our readers that springtime also means clean-up time. This is the time...

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Police Briefs 03-26-2014

March 28, 2014
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TUESDAY, MARCH 18 James Jason Caines, 20, of Malden, was arrested on charges of carrying a dangerous weapon and illegal possession of a Class E controlled narcotic substance. Mark Anthony Green, 18, of Boston, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance, disturbing the peace, and trespassing. Junior Clavell-Feliciano,...

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RHS Boys of Spring Waiting to Be Sprung

March 28, 2014
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With Mother Nature being anything but cooperative thus far this spring for anything having to do with baseball, the Revere High baseball team, under the direction of new head coach Sean Brinkley, has been patiently playing indoors at Merullo Fieldhouse while awaiting weather that is more conducive to outdoor activity. “The weather has been disappointing, but overall, things are going well,”...

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Obituaries 03-26-2014

March 28, 2014
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Anthony Albano Tattoo Artist Anthony F. Albano died after a brief illness. He was 43 years old. A tattoo artist, he was the beloved husband of Diana Tournas-Albano and the devoted father of Dalayna Christine Albano; loving son of Anthony Albano and Joann Albano-Russo; dear brother of Christine Albano-Martorelli and brother in-law of Mark...

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St. Patrick’s Day Lunch

March 18, 2014
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St. Patrick’s Day Lunch

Salvy and Marissa Curiale lent a helping hand to the many senior citizens who enjoyed a St. Patrick’s day lunch at the Rossetti Cowan Senior Center last week.

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Elks Club Boiled Dinner Party and Community Awards

March 18, 2014
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Elks Club Boiled Dinner Party and Community Awards

Charlotte Sweeney, Jane Cox and Susan Leary enjoyed the music, the Kelly Green hats and the fun at last Saturday night’s Elks Club Boiled Dinner Party and Community Awards. Joanne McKenna received the club’s first-ever Citizen of the Year award.

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‘Peace’ Sign Made out of Seashell

March 18, 2014
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‘Peace’ Sign Made out of Seashell

Revere resident Linda Morse stumbled upon this ‘Peace’ sign made out of seashells on Revere Beach last week by Beach-goers Melissa, Nicole and Julia (pictured here). Morse said she was walking her dogs and noticed thousands of clam shells washed up on the Beach. Such displays of sea clams on the Beach have been rather common this winter....

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Separated by U.S. Policy: Revere Family Hopes to Reunite after Immigration Battle, Protest

March 18, 2014
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Revere native Maria Peniche, 23, stood  on the U.S. Border in San Diego last week. Her parents, Alberto and Ines – former Revere residents for many years, were on the other side of that border – in Tijuana, Mexico. For eight months, they had been unable to embrace. Last week, they were able to...

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Lighthouse Expansion Helps Home to Keep up with Industry Changes

March 18, 2014
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As the steel goes up and concrete floors begin to be poured, the expansion of the Lighthouse Nursing Home will begin to help the vaunted Revere home take a step into the future of medical rehabilitation care. Last October, work began on the expansion project and now the skeleton has been assembled and soon...

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RHS Will Compete for Gold Medal in National Urban School Competition

March 18, 2014
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Revere High School has advanced to the final eight schools in the nation for one of three gold medals to be awarded by the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) in San Diego – the pre-eminent national award for the top urban schools in America. Revere School officials received a letter on Monday...

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Good Job: City Receives Upgrade on Bond Rating

March 18, 2014
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The news announced last week by Mayor Dan Rizzo and Revere Director of Finance George Anzuoni of the bond rating upgrade from Standard and Poor’s comes as great news for the taxpayers and residents of Revere. One only has to remember about a year ago when this same company downgraded the United States bond...

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Police Briefs 03-19-2014

March 18, 2014
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Monday, March 10 Nelson Aguilar, 19, of 120 Marshall St., was charged with assault to murder with a firearm, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery. Justin David Montgomery, 18, of 189 Cooledge St., was charged with assault to murder with a firearm, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon...

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Middle School Girls Hoop Are Undefeated

March 18, 2014
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If you had to choose a song to describe the Revere/Marblehead girls Middle School basketball game on February 3rd it would certainly be Michael Jackson›s classic THRILLER. It was the Lady Pats first visit to Marblehead since the Lady Magicians ended their 47 game winning streak in last seasons final game. Coach Palermo’s teams...

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Obituaries 03-19-2014

March 18, 2014
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Samuel Palermo Retired Revere Patrolman Samuel W. Palermo, retired Revere Patrolman, died on March 15 at Mass. General Hospital in Boston after a long illness. He was 82 years old. Born and raised in Revere, Patrolman Palermo was a 1949 graduate of Revere High School and has lived in Revere for his entire life....

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Can Spring Be Far Away?

March 12, 2014
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Can Spring Be Far Away?

Revere resident John Coyne hangs the banners at Fenway Park with less than 30 days until the ring ceremony.

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Annual 3 on 3 Tournament

March 12, 2014
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Annual 3 on 3 Tournament

The Revere Parks and Recreation Department recently held their annual 3 on 3 tournament play for middle school boys and girls. Players get ready to get the basketball pass.

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The American Dream: Local Family Goes from the Italian Countryside to the Ivy League

March 12, 2014
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The American Dream: Local Family Goes from the Italian Countryside to the Ivy League

Just two generations ago in the Italian countryside, in the aftermath of World War II, the D’Ambrosio family’s patriarch – Antonio ‘Tony’ D’Ambrosio – walked the fields of his family’s Avellino farm without any shoes. His feet became tough and calloused, and he remembers the embarrassment of not having “Sunday pants” for church. When...

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New Horse Barns Planned for Eastie Not to Be Off-site

March 12, 2014
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A plan submitted by Suffolk Downs to state environmental regulators calls for the horse barns in Revere to be relocated to the East Boston side of the property, built out under the existing Grandstand and in new buildings adjacent to the track on the Boston side – a plan that eliminates the previously idea...

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Winthrop Avenue Sewer Pipe Project Has Doubled in Cost

March 12, 2014
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The Winthrop Avenue sewer pipe replacement project has doubled in cost over the last several months, and will end up being more than $700,000 over original estimates, according to DPW Director Don Goodwin. Goodwin told the Council on Monday that the complex replacement project got more complicated as things went on, especially with the...

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