Revere Wins Online City Challenge

July 11, 2014
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The City of Revere has been chosen as the winner for small cities in the Google Get Your Business Online City Challenge – as announced officially last week. Mayor Dan Rizzo and his staff were very excited upon the announcement, having spent a great deal of time getting local businesses to participate in the...

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Elderly Housing Planned: Former Reardon’s Pub Site of Project

July 11, 2014
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The former Reardon’s Pub site was approved for state funding on Monday in order to build 39 units of affordable elderly housing – a plan put forth by The Neighborhood Developers (TND) and already approved locally. The announcement came in Springfield by Gov. Deval Patrick who announced an affordable housing funding round of $83.6...

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Revere Police Officer Resigns after Stealing Police Money

July 11, 2014
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A Revere Police Officer resigned earlier this year after admitting that he stole money used in a controlled drug buy last December. Former Officer Carlos Amaro resigned several months ago when faced with the allegations, but City officials have been slow to confirm or explain what led to that resignation. Just recently, in a...

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Good News for Revere

July 11, 2014
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The news that Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh is close to finalizing a mitigation package with Mohegan Sun for the impacts of the casino at Suffolk Downs would have on the city of Boston is good news for the city of Revere. The agreement, which will result in millions of dollars going to Boston...

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Fourth of July Celebration a Success

July 11, 2014
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We commend the Revere Parks and Recreation for hosting an outstanding Fourth of July party at the Whelan School for all the residents of our city to enjoy. Families from throughout this city took part in this festive observance of our nation’s birthday. The Fourth of July is truly one of the greatest days...

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Revere Through the Years

July 11, 2014
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10 years ago July 14, 2004 With the manpower of the Revere Police Dept. at an historic low, three new officers were administered the oath of their office by Mayor Thomas Ambrosino before heading off to the Police Academy. The trio are Jon-Richard Gibson, Renee Busheme, and Michael Mullen. The Circus Smirkus international youth...

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Police Briefs 07-09-2014

July 11, 2014
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MONDAY, JUNE 30 No Arrests Reported TUESDAY, JULY 1 Marwan A. Yaghmour, 53, of 185 Pearl Ave., was arrested on charges of assault & battery and assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon. WEDNESDAY, JULY 2 Amy Lisa Weiner, 30, of Revere, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Carlos Daniel Caraballo, 39, of Boston, was arrested...

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And Then There Were Only Four in the World Cup

July 11, 2014
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Wow! Where has the time gone? Three weeks into the World Cup and we already know the final four, Netherlands, Argentina, Germany, and host Brazil. All of them powerhouses and in the top five favorites to win the World Cup, which leaves many not surprised on the outcome so far in this World Cup....

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Obituaries 07-09-2014

July 11, 2014
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Josephine (Jo) Smith Wade Retired Revere assistant tax collector Josephine (Jo) Smith Wade died on July 5 at her New Hampshire home after a long and courageous battle with multiple health challenges. Josephine was born in Revere on July 23, 1927, the oldest child of Charles and Natalie (Russo) DeSalvo and lived most of...

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Sand Sculpting Fest to Pay Tribute to the Military; Same Larger Boardwalk Format to Return

July 7, 2014
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Sand Sculpting Fest to Pay Tribute to the Military; Same Larger Boardwalk Format to Return

The Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival is only a week away, believe it or not, and this year a new organizer with a familiar face has stepped in to take the festival to a new level. Erin Lynch of FMP Productions has stepped in to serve as the Revere Beach Partnership’s new executive...

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That’s What Friends Are for

July 3, 2014
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That’s What Friends Are for

Shown at last Thursdays tribute to longtime Revere resident Gary Cioffi is (left to right) Pauline Marino, Nancy Maniscalco, Peggie Cioffi holding grandson, Noah, Judy Mastrangelo, Sue Gravallese and Lisa Fortuna.

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Gateway Mural

July 3, 2014
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Gateway Mural

Gateway MuralBeachmont artist Alex Gerasev puts some of the finishing touches last Friday on this mural he painted throughout June for The Neighborhood Developers (TND). The Shirley Ave. Gateway Mural is one of the most prominent results of resident engagement in the neighborhood. In 2012, TND hosted a series of community design meetings. At...

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Feedback on a Revere Casino

July 3, 2014
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Feedback on a Revere Casino

Mayor Dan Rizzo said, “As the home of America’s first public beach, I know, and maybe many of you have come to realize, Revere Beach has long been seeking revitalization by way of some real, meaningful development; Mohegan Sun will be the catalyst that will make that a reality.”

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Schools Stretched To Provide Services To Immigrant Influx

July 3, 2014
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A surge of young adult immigrants with limited skills have flooded the Revere schools and surrounding community school districts, challenging the schools’ missions and causing them to divert resources from the traditional student population. Supt. Paul Dakin said this week that the five-district consortium – made up of Revere, Chelsea, Everett, Malden and Somerville...

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Rizzo Reports Most Potholes Filled in May

July 3, 2014
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Responding to continued criticisms from the City Council – and from residents in general – Mayor Dan Rizzo last week released the first of what he hopes will be an annual ‘Pothole Report.’ Using data from a new Internet-based reporting program and a new, date-driven work order system, the report summarizes the numbers of...

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New Technique Could Be Used By Artist In Sandcastle

July 3, 2014
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Jonathan ‘Jobi’ Bouchard doesn’t enter many sand sculpting contests, but when the French Canadian does choose to compete, he usually wins. While being relatively new to the world of sand sculpting, Jobi has made a huge splash in the oceans of the Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival – winning it four times in...

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Boston Officials Seek Casino License Delay

July 3, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo and Suffolk Downs officials reacted with disappointment late last week after Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and two East Boston elected officials called for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to hold off granting gaming licenses until after the statewide ballot question is held in November. “Today, I will file a stay with...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 3, 2014
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Back at the turn of the last century (i.e., 1900), newspapers exhorted their readers to observe a “safe and sane” Fourth of July. That’s because in communities big and small all across America, the founding of our nation had become a popular excuse for roving groups of young men to engage in mayhem of...

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Revere Through the Years

July 3, 2014
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10 years ago July 7, 2004 Parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes Church have launched an appeal of the decision of the Archbishop Sean O’Malley announced May 25 to close their parish, which has been in existence in Beachmont for almost 100 years. Developer Louis Porrazzo, who has been locked in a battle with...

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Police Briefs 07-02-2014

July 3, 2014
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MONDAY, JUNE 23 Darwin G. Ortez, 25, of East Boston, was arrested on a  charge of assault & battery. Thomas E. Roarke, 53, of Revere, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Johanne Clement-Felix, 26, of Saugus, was arrested on a  charge of shoplifting. TUESDAY, JUNE 24 Phillip N. Sosa, 29, of 101 Florence Ave.,...

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A Golden Season: Revere Girls Lead Northeast to Conference Championship

July 3, 2014
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All Al Generazzo has done in 28 seasons as the head softball coach at Northeast Regional is turn out fundamentally sound softball teams that contend for the conference title and qualify for the State Tournament – virtually every year. The 2014 season brought more splendor for Generazzo’s program as the Lady Golden Knights ascended...

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Obituaries 07-02-2014

July 3, 2014
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Edward Conte Mass Port Authority Retiree Edward P. Conte of N. Andover, formerly of Revere, died on June 30 surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. Ed worked for 34 years at The Mass Port Authority before retiring in 2012. He was the former proprietor of Ed’s Custom Car Care in...

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City July 4th Celebration to Be Moved to July 6

July 3, 2014
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Due to the anticipated weather forecast for Friday, July 4th, the Revere Recreation celebration planned for the 4th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. has been postponed until Sunday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Whelan School. All are encouraged to come out on Sunday morning for a fun-filled morning...

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Paul Revere School Field Day

June 25, 2014
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Paul Revere School Field Day

Kindergartner Ayman Said looks frantically for the little white ball in the waving parachute during a game of “mouse” at the Paul Revere School’s Annual Field Day. Several of the Revere elementary schools held their festivities over the last week as good weather made it all possible.

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