The Sandcastle Success Story

July 18, 2012
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In just nine years the Sandcastle Festival has become one of the best attended, talked about and written about summer venues on this part of the Northeast coast. From a very humble, quiet, somewhat stumbling and fumbling beginning, the festival has grown into a massive event of the first order and as such, all...
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Caramello Takes Game to Next Level

July 18, 2012
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Caitlyn Caramello was a major contributor to the greatest regular season in Revere High girls basketball history. As a sophomore the 5-foot-8-inch forward helped spark the Patriots to a 20-0 record, a conference championship, and a first-round victory over Lynn English in the State Tournament. As Caramello prepares to begin her senior year, her...
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Police Briefs 07-18-2012

July 18, 2012
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MONDAY, JULY 9  Carlos Franco, 53, of Lawrence, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Rafael Montanez, 45, of Dedham, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Pablo L. Rivera, 39, of Metairie, Louisiana, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Julio, Nieves-Collazo, 34, of Lawrence, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Theodoro Lopez-Santos, 49, of Haverhill,...
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Obituaries 07-18-2012

July 18, 2012
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Elizabeth Graziani East Boston Resident Elizabeth (Visconti) Graziani of East Boston died on July 15. The beloved wife of the late Gennaro I. Graziani, she was the loving mother of Theresa Battista and her husband, Russell of Lexington, Ann Graziani and her husband, Robert Salvati of Quincy and Stephen Graziani of East Boston; cherished...
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Change is in the Air for Budget Process

July 18, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo’s administration is about to take a major step towards revolutionizing the way the City does budgeting, and officials said it would be a major change from the way that money is allocated now. The City recently learned that it was the beneficiary of a grant to help implement performance-based budgeting –...
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Mckinley Site Controversy: Hill Park School Plan Draws Heated Response

July 18, 2012
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Sometimes, the only good solution is to beat a square peg through a round hole. Building a new McKinley School has become that kind of frustrating process, as designers indicated there is no easy solution, and members of the community are squaring off with equally valid concerns. Monday night, a very lively School Building...
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Sand-Tastic Underway 9th Annual Event this Weekend

July 13, 2012
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Sand-Tastic Underway 9th Annual Event this Weekend

Under a microscope, grains of sand appear unique, colorful and majestic pieces of natural art. And they’re even more stunning when billions of those grains are corralled by professional sand sculptors and formed into amazing works of sculpture. That’s exactly what’s happening right now as the 9th Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival...
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DPW Workers Fighting for Their Overtime Pay

July 13, 2012
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The City and 31 Department of Public Works (DPW) employees are preparing for what will likely be a long legal battle over alleged overtime wage violations that could go back decades. Nearly every unionized employee of the DPW, from the everyday workers to key supervisors, are part of the federal lawsuit that is currently...
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An Era Ends as City Hall Variety Closes

July 13, 2012
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The local morning and mid-day scene on Broadway will never be quite the same after last Friday’s closing of City Hall Variety on the corner of Broadway and Pleasant Street – abutting City Hall. Operators Peter and Judy Palladino quietly called it quits last Friday morning after decades of business at the location. The...
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Our Opinions: of Sandcastles and Things

July 13, 2012
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The city is on the eve of another Sandcastle Festival, which will likely prove to be the mother of all festivals ever to have occurred in this city in its long existence. Master sculptors from around the nation will again be competing here in what has become an annual ritual attracting hundreds of thousands...
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The New Transit Center

July 13, 2012
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The recent ribbon cutting for the all new Wonderland Parking Lot and Transit Center, known by its official name as the Intermodal Transit Center, was a significant moment in this city’s modern history and in the history of transportation in this city. The gleaming, soaring, modernistic transit center is now one of this city’s...
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People Politics: Running into a Pulitzer Prize Winner at the Bin

July 13, 2012
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Early Tuesday morning, thinking about bacon and sunnyside eggs, black toast and cream cheese, we made our way onto Shirley Avenue and into the Bagel Bin. The Bin had just reopened after closing for a vacation for a week. Seated there, at the back of the Bin was an old time Revere fellow, three...
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Police Briefs 07-11-2012

July 13, 2012
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SHOOTING AT COSTA PARK Revere Police detectives are chasing down leads after a man was robbed and shot near Costa Park early Tuesday morning. Officers arrived on the scene around 3 a.m. and found a man suffering from a laceration to his left eyebrow and a gunshot wound to his left buttocks. The victim...
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Obituaries 07-11-2012

July 13, 2012
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Margaret Romano Of Medford, formerly of East Boston Margaret (D’Agostino) Romano of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on July 6. She was in her 104th year. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Romano with whom she shared 70 years of marriage; loving mother of Carol Doran and her husband, Edward...
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New Wonderland Transit Center Opens to Fanfare, Ribbon Cutting

July 4, 2012
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New Wonderland Transit Center Opens to Fanfare, Ribbon Cutting

The new Wonderland Intermodal Transit Center was officially opened with a traditional ribbon cutting at the location Saturday morning. The $53.5 million dollar parking garage and walkway to the beach is a spectacular new architectural addition to the local landscape and is part of a much grander development project intended to change Ocean Street...
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Officials Discuss Loan for Federal Mandate

July 4, 2012
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The City is preparing to engage in another round of multi-million dollar borrowings to continue the work required under the federal government’s signed Consent Decree with Revere for historic violations of the Clean Water Act. The Council has scheduled a Public Hearing this month to consider $7.55 million in borrowings from the state’s Clean...
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Toddler Falls on Boulevard

July 4, 2012
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A two-year-old is in stable condition this week after falling three stories from Revere Beach Boulevard apartment window and landing jaw-first on the sidewalk Sunday night. Revere Police said that it was purely an accident and no criminal charges would be filed, but also said it was a great reminder for the general public...
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The Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2012
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It will be a thoughtful day for many of those celebrating the Fourth of July holiday. Virtually nothing about our lives is the way it used to be anymore. Everything about American life is vastly changed. The future looks uncertain. The past, at times, looks better and better in reflection. Yet the Fourth of...
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Revere High’s Macdonald, Lauria Honored as NEC Scholar-Athlete Award Recipients

July 4, 2012
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Revere High graduates Racquel MacDonald and Drew Lauria received Northeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards at the annual dinner at the Porthole Restaurant in Lynn. Following are the biographical summaries that appeared in the NEC Scholar-Athlete souvenir programs that were distributed to all guests at the dinner: RACQUEL MACDONALD Racquel MacDonald has left an indelible mark...
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Police Briefs 07-03-2012

July 4, 2012
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Monday, June 25 No Arrests Reported Tuesday, June 26 Luis Martinez, 17, of 15 Thornton St. #2, was charged with being a minor in possession of liquor and violating the knife ordinance. Wednesday, June 27 Daniel McCarthy, 53, of 51 Charger St., was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault to...
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Obituaries 07-03-2012

July 4, 2012
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Alfred Morelli Retired Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. Superintendent Alfred J. Morelli of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on June 29. A US Navy veteran of World War II and the retired City of Boston Parks and Recreations Superintendent, he was the beloved husband of Claire (Phillips) Morelli with whom he shared 60...
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Sandcastle Countdown: Fenway Comes to Revere Beach ; Sculptors to Build Replica of Park

July 3, 2012
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Master sculptors at the upcoming Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival are preparing to hit a home run with what could be their most popular centerpiece sculpture ever. Meredith Corson of Sanding Ovations told the Journal that the centerpiece sculpture at this year’s festival would be a gigantic version of Fenway Park, in honor of...
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Take Me Higher, Dad

June 27, 2012
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Take Me Higher, Dad

Ryan Signorelli enjoys the view from above courtsey of his father, Geoff.
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Granddad Claims That He Was Falsely Arrested

June 27, 2012
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Making an incredible allegation of false arrest on Revere Beach, a 55-year-old Revere resident filed a lawsuit in Boston’s Federal Court against a State Trooper who allegedly arrested him while he was trying to teach his granddaughter not to play with fireworks. The State Police did not return a communication from the Journal in...
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