Obituaries 12-11-2013

December 11, 2013
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Joanne McGovern Of Revere Joanne (Lutrek) McGovern of Revere, formerly of California, died on December 7. Born in Buffalo NY, the daughter of the late William and Lucille Lutrek, Mrs. McGovern lived in California before moving to Revere in 1972. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph, the devoted mother of Christine...
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Patriots Win Turkey Day Game 13-6

December 4, 2013
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Patriots Win Turkey Day Game 13-6

RHS team captain Tommy Portrait and Kaleb Silva celebrate the victory over the Vikings on Thanksgiving morning.
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Shop Small Business

December 4, 2013
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Shop Small Business

Revere Chamber President Bob Upton along with State Rep. Kathi Reinstein, Kerri Abrams of Kinship Florist and Mayor Dan Rizzo kick off Small Business Saturday in Revere.
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Coming to Town: Santa Claus Arrives in Revere on Thursday by Helicopter

December 4, 2013
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Santa Claus is coming to town this Thursday, but not by the usual means. Aided by a local tour company, Santa will drop into Harry Dello Russo Stadium on Thursday by helicopter where Mayor Dan Rizzo will warmly greet him. Both will then lead a parade up Broadway to City Hall where there will...
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Car Rental Surcharge Receipts Show Drop

December 4, 2013
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Quarterly payments to the City for the all-important car rental surcharge have sagged tremendously during the first quarter of the fiscal year – leading some to believe that the biggest rental company in the city, Thrifty, is no longer paying into the fund. Questions have circulated endlessly within local government over the last few...
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Snowy Owls at Point of Pines

December 4, 2013
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In late November, snow wouldn’t be out of the question in the Point of Pines, but snowy owls would certainly be a pretty big question mark just about any time of the year. However, that’s just what Eric Harrison found on the Beach Thanksgiving week when he was out photographing ducks and other birds....
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Suffolk Casino Proposal Awaits MGC Decision

December 4, 2013
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Will a casino at Suffolk Downs become a reality?  For the answer, taxpayers and elected officials of Revere will have to wait another week. On Tuesday morning , the five-member Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) delayed a final vote on whether to allow Suffolk Downs as a landlord and Mohegan Sun as the casino license...
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Revere Wins: Council Urged to Vote for Casino

December 4, 2013
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The last week has been truly remarkable as the Revere-only casino proposal gathers momentum. As we have mentioned countless times before, if a Revere-only casino is approved, our city will be changed dramatically. We join with our elected officials and a large majority of residents in believing that the change will be for a...
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Police Briefs 12-04-2013

December 4, 2013
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25 Amaury Geraldo Almonte, 24, of 1235 No. Shore Rd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Jared Edward Hiltz, 22, of 61 Everard St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 James G. Reynolds, 51, of 632 Revere Beach Blvd., was arrested on charges of assault &...
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Patriots Savor Their Thanksgiving Day Victory

December 4, 2013
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When the Revere High football team took to the gridiron on a chilly and windy Thanksgiving morning to meet archrival Winthrop, even their most diehard fans had to concede that the Patriots were the decided underdogs. Revere came into the contest with a 2-8 record against a Winthrop squad that was 5-5, which included...
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Obituaries 12-04-2013

December 4, 2013
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Helen Papa Accomplished Woman, Worked Until Age 90 Helen J. ( Pucillo ) Papa of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on November 30. She was in her 95th year. Helen was an accomplished women who held several jobs in her lifetime. She was a reporter for the East Boston Times and associate...
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A Special Surprise Visit at the Whelan School

November 26, 2013
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A Special Surprise Visit at the Whelan School

Hundreds of enthusiastic students at the Whelan School welcomed Harlem Globetrotter Chris ‘Handles’ Franklin on Friday morning for a special surprise visit. Handles was moved by the Ms. Ferragamo’s 5th graders, who had studied African American history and the history of the Globetrotters. His one-hour presentation was as much about stressing education and character...
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It Is on the Calendar: Thanksgivukkah Brings Together Two Holidays for One Night Only

November 26, 2013
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It Is on the Calendar: Thanksgivukkah Brings Together Two Holidays for One Night Only

Roasted Turkey, Challah bread, Latkes (potato pancakes) with a side of cranberry-applesauce don’t often converge on the fourth Thursday in November, but Hanukkah and Thanksgiving don’t often coincide either – and, in fact, after this Thursday, they won’t coincide again for 79,043 years. So, basically, it’s a one-time shot and many Jewish residents are...
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MGC Considers Letting Revere-only Casino Application Continue

November 26, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) kept alive the Revere-only casino proposal by Suffolk Downs at a meeting last Thursday  – but they didn’t do that until after Mayor Dan Rizzo and Suffolk Downs officials gave brilliant narratives. MGC Chair Steve Crosby concluded the meeting with a deep sigh, noting it was a tough decision....
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A Family with a Heart

November 26, 2013
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Not long ago, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) heart patient Mirella Ursino feared her days of cooking, shopping, and, most importantly, enjoying her family, were numbered. Today, however, thanks to a remarkable medical journey, she still cooks a mean chicken parm from her Revere kitchen. The 62-year-old wife, mother of three, grandmother of...
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Let’s Go Revere — Beat Winthrop!: Revere Will Play at Winthrop on the Holiday

November 26, 2013
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The traditional  Revere vs. Winthrop football game is set for Thanksgiving Day at Miller Field in Winthrop and promises to be a hard-fought and exciting battle between two evenly-matched teams. Although the weatherman is forecasting a blustery day with wind and cold temperatures, let’s admit it, that’s half the fun of watching a Revere-Winthrop...
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Give Thanks for Thanksgiving: Our Uniquely American Holiday

November 26, 2013
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Although a Harris poll a few years back revealed that Christmas is the favorite holiday of the year among all age groups of Americans, we think that Thanksgiving, our uniquely American holiday, has much more to recommend than it does Christmas. Thanksgiving is a day of no pressure on any of us to do,...
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Remember Those in Need: There Are Many Ways to Help Those Less Fortunate

November 26, 2013
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Although the economists tell us that the recovery from the Great Recession is still a slow one, the bottom line is that for most Americans, things are going well and getting better compared to a few years ago But for too many of our fellow citizens, life still is tough and getting tougher thanks...
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Police Briefs 11-27-2013

November 26, 2013
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Monday, Nov. 18 No Arrests Reported Tuesday, Nov. 19 No Arrests Reported Wednesday, Nov. 20 No Arrests Reported Thursday, Nov. 21 Arthur A. Otolo II, 27, of 71 Elmwood St., was charged with possession of  Class A drug (heroin) and one warrant. Friday, Nov. 22 Steven Stoico, 45, of 140 Oakwood Ave., was charged...
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RHS Sports Roundup

November 26, 2013
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Patriots look to turn the tables on Vikings on Thanksgiving Day The Revere High football team will make the short trek through Beachmont to Miller Field in Winthrop Thursday morning for the 84th renewal of their gridiron rivalry on Thanksgiving Day. Kick-off time is 10:00 a.m. The contest will mark the 100th anniversary of...
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Obituaries 11-27-2013

November 26, 2013
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Theresa Dascoli Of Revere, formerly of Everett Theresa (DeMaio) Dascoli of Revere, formerly of Everett, died on November 20 at Tufts Medical Center. She was 84 years old. Born in East Boston, the daughter of the late Cesare and Carmela (Finiachiaro), she lived in Everett before moving to Revere. She was a homemaker devoted...
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Our Own Nessy

November 20, 2013
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Our Own Nessy

Its eyes pierce through the night from deep out in the darkness of Mill Creek. Its form can be seen out of the corner of one’s eye while driving down the Parkway or cruising the tracks on the Commuter Rail. Its serpentine movements have been enough to distract even the most focused power walker...
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Going to the MGC: to Outline Steps for Revere Project at Suffolk Downs

November 20, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will call Suffolk Downs before its board on Thursday during a regularly scheduled meeting to explain how the track intends to proceed with a Revere-only casino project at its property that straddles the Eastie/Revere line. MGC officials announced on Tuesday that there are enough questions about the Revere-only project...
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No Bail for Alleged Gunman in Murder Case

November 20, 2013
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The man who pulled a gun on Revere’s Joseph Morante, Jr., during a July 31 robbery pulled the trigger even though he faced no resistance from the store clerk. Elosko Brown, 27, of Brockton, was arraigned in Roxbury District Court Monday on charges of murder, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm, all...
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