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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SJC Allows Casino Question on State Ballot

June 25, 2014
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Revere voters will go to the polls to vote on casinos for a third time this November – and this time they will be joined by the rest of the state – after the Supreme Judicial Court issued an early and surprising ruling Tuesday morning to allow the casino repeal question on the ballot...

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Future of Northgate Market Basket Uncertain Following Sudden Ouster of Key Executives

June 25, 2014
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The fate of the Market Basket store at Northgate Mall in Revere hangs perilously in the balance this week as the DeMoulas family squabble that started last fall has ratcheted up a notch due to the sudden ouster of the company president and two other key executives on Monday. The DeMoulas Board of Directors,...

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Council Okays New City Budget

June 25, 2014
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Revere City Councillors approved the $160.92 million budget on Monday night, but with no small amount of pushback from a vocal – but growing – minority of councillors who are wary of increased spending. At the same time, the Council approved a plan to use $2.5 million of Free Cash to shore up a...

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Washington Ave. Projects Gets Favorable Nod

June 25, 2014
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A new building project on Washington Avenue by a former business partner of Mayor Dan Rizzo got a hearing at the Council on Monday night, and most appeared to be warm to the plan. The plan calls for a three-story, mixed-use building with 20 residential units at 770-778 Washington Ave. The plan came before...

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The SJC Decision

June 25, 2014
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Tuesday’s decision by the Supreme Judiclal Court ordering that the question of whether Massachusetts can issue licenses for casino gambling must be placed before the voters for a referendum in November is one of seismic proportions, with the epicenter situated right here in the Everett-Chelsea-East Boston-Revere-Winthrop area and its reverberations extending throughout the state....

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Letter to the Editor

June 25, 2014
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On the Logan Airport health study findings To the Editor: Regarding your story “Officials meet with Massport on Logan Health Study findings” (June 18) I am grateful that Senator Petruccelli, Speaker DeLeo, Rep. Vincent and Rep. Basile are concerned about the health of communities surrounding Logan Airport.  Unmentioned in the article are the employees...

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Always Room for Improvement

June 25, 2014
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I guess it’s human nature for people to complain, and students are no different. Kids often complain about something at school. They complain about the little things, the big things and everything in-between. Some topics would catch the attention of the teachers and a class discussion could take place. Often that discussion would eventually...

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