Officials Upset About Closure of Ocean Ave.

September 5, 2012
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Several Revere officials are none too happy about a plan floated by the state Department of Transportation to close off Ocean Avenue for the next eight weeks, starting Sept. 17th. The closure would affect Ocean Avenue and lower Revere Street and would be done to accommodate construction on the new pedestrian footbridge that goes...
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Light Vote Expected on Thursday’s Primary

September 5, 2012
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Thursday’s primary, replacing the traditional first Tuesday of September primary, is not expected to bring out a major vote. Although there are several races Revere voters should be interested in – primary among them Suffolk County Clerk of Probate and Suffolk County Superior Court Clerk as well as the District 6 Governor’s Council race...
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Get out and Vote

September 5, 2012
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Suffolk County voters have a primary to vote in on Thursday. Revere voters will be asked to cast votes in several races in this primary. In the Register of Probate contest, voters are being asked to choose between Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina and Court employee Patty Campatelli. Both are East Boston residents. LaMattina...
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Demoulas in Revere

September 5, 2012
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The announcement that Demoulas will be building a supermarket at the North Gate Mall is a very exciting prospect. First, the well-known grocer is going to build an 80,000 square foot supermarket with all the fixings. It will be very much like the Chelsea store, which at 120,000 square feet is one of the...
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Police Briefs 09-05-2012

September 5, 2012
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Monday, Aug. 27 John Robichaud, 24, of 87 Endicott Ave., was arrested on two warrants. Tuesday, Aug. 28 Eduardo Ayala, 45, of 534 Revere St., was charged with failing to register as a sex offender subsequent offense. Edward Weisberg, 53, of 162 Broadsound Ave., was arrested on one warrant. Rommy Duarte, 22, of 8...
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RHS Football Team Opens Season Friday Vs. Medford

September 5, 2012
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All systems are go for the Revere High football team, which is set to kick off its 2012 season Friday evening when the Patriots host Medford at 7:00 under the lights at Harry Della Russo Stadium. “We’ve had a good pre-season and I think we’ll be ready for the opener,” said RHS head coach...
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Obituaries 09-05-2012

September 5, 2012
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John ‘Big John’ Belmonte Longtime Manager of Cheapo Records, Cambridge John G. “Big John” Belmonte of Malden died on August 31 at the Lifecare Center in Stoneham.  He was 77 years old. Born in Cambridge and a longtime resident of Malden, Big John created “Oldies and Goodies” and was the longtime manager of Cheapo...
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Harvesting Success at the Community Garden; Program Looks to Expand After First-year’s Successes

August 31, 2012
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Harvesting Success at the Community Garden; Program Looks to Expand After First-year’s Successes

Revere’s Bob Fitzgerald never knew a cucumber could taste so good. But after recently harvesting his first cucumbers in the inaugural season of the Community Garden on the Revere High School grounds, Fitzgerald sat down under a tree and bit down into sweet success. “This has made my summer,” he said recently while cleaning...
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Raising Money for Kids One Cup at a Time; Dale Street Girls Take a Different Tack with Their Summer Activities

August 30, 2012
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Raising Money for Kids One Cup at a Time; Dale Street Girls Take a Different Tack with Their Summer Activities

The most popular question this week in classrooms all over Revere has involved finding out what everyone did over the summer. Some went to Disneyland. Others saw the sandcastles on Revere Beach up close. Still others will have taken vacations to far-flung places. But two little girls at the Whelan School will have an...
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First Day of School

August 29, 2012
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First Day of School

The first day of school in Revere on Tuesday got off to a rainy start, but it didn’t wash the smile off of incoming kindergartner Olivia Harris – who was eagerly heading into the Lincoln School to meet her teacher. She is pictured here with her mother, Michele Harris (who also attended the Lincoln...
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Mayors Object to Casino Being Phased-In

August 29, 2012
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Timing is everything, and Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo and Boston Mayor Tom Menino are seriously questioning the timing of a resort casino at Suffolk Downs – so much so that both said they might not support a casino that isn’t rolled out all at once in a resort format. Both mayors chimed in last...
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RHS Student Reports to Jordan for School This Week

August 29, 2012
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While most students report to Revere High School (RHS) for the start of classes this week, Junior Alejandro Rojas will be reporting to Logan Airport for a 10-hour flight to Amman, Jordan for a year-long study in the prestigious King’s Academy. He is one of 16 students worldwide chosen for the Arabic Year at...
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Suffolk Downs Mitigation Package Coming Slower Than Expected

August 29, 2012
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The host community agreement negotiations with Suffolk Downs are moving slower than City officials had hoped, but Economic Development Director John Festa said on Monday that he and Mayor Dan Rizzo expected the agreement to be in place by October. Revere was the first host community to begin negotiations with a potential casino license...
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Market Basket Looks to Locate at Northgate

August 29, 2012
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Grocery shopping in Revere will never be the same as numerous sources have confirmed that a Demoulas Market Basket will locate and build a new store at the Northgate Mall within one year. “Market Basket is one entity that has expressed interest in going there and it’s looking really positive for them going in,”...
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Suffolk Fined for Past Violations

August 29, 2012
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Timing is everything in life. Some of us have great timing. Some of us have no timing. In nearly every case when timing is important, we come to learn that timing is something nearly impossible to set in stone. Such is the case with Suffolk Downs. The track that wants to be a casino...
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Mayor Menino and Suffolk Downs

August 29, 2012
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A report last week indicated Boston Mayor Thomas Menino sent a letter to Suffolk Downs management expressing his displeasure with plans revealing the track is considering opening the casino first, if approved to do so, and then getting on with the business of building the resort casino facilities after that. No way, wrote Menino....
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Patriot Football Team Plays Well in First Scrimmage

August 29, 2012
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The Revere High football team showed some good signs that should bode well for the coming 2102 campaign in their first pre-season scrimmage Saturday morning at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School. “We did a lot of good things, especially on offense, where we moved the ball well,” said RHS head coach Lou Cicatelli. Both Revere...
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RHS Boys Soccer Seeks to Build on Last Year’s Success

August 29, 2012
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Revere High boys soccer coach Nik Tower greeted a large crew of 45 players for the opening day of the 2012 soccer season last Thursday. “It was a nice turnout,” said Tower. “I was pleasantly surprised. We have a lot of new faces, but we have strong senior leadership returning. There is a lot...
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Police Briefs 08-29-2012

August 29, 2012
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MONDAY, AUGUST 20 Juan A. Martinez-Gill, 30, of 42 Cottage St., was arrested on a charge of open and gross lewdness. Shawn D. DiBartolomeo, 23, of Saugus, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 David Palacios-Gandaria, 40, of Lynn, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. William E. Ginepra, 36, of 895 Broadway,...
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Obituaries 08-29-2012

August 29, 2012
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James Celona, Jr. East Boston Resident James J. Celona, Jr. of East Boston died on August 24. He was the beloved father of James A. Celona of Winthrop and Gabriella, Alexandra and Guilianna of Malden; former husband of Susan (Fronduto) Celona and Annette (Monteleone) Celona; cherished son of Dolores (Silva) Celona and James J....
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Top Boston Restaurateur Finds Peace and a Home on Revere Beach

August 27, 2012
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Top Boston Restaurateur Finds Peace and a Home on Revere Beach

Top Boston chef and restaurateur Brian Poe leaves a lot of hard work at his two hit eateries in Boston – whipping up incredible dishes, shining in the media spotlight and preparing a new, third dining spot in the South End – but his inspiration for those ventures comes from Revere Beach where he...
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New Modular Classrooms

August 22, 2012
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New Modular Classrooms

New modular classrooms arrived at the McKinley School this week just as the elementary started classes on Tuesday. The modules are one way that the school district is dealing with a student population that has outgrown school building space.
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Junior Patriots to Play at Gillette Stadium on Saturday

August 22, 2012
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Junior Patriots to Play at Gillette Stadium on Saturday

The Revere Junior Patriots football and cheerleading teams will head to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro Saturday for a series of exhibition games against the Brookline/Jamaica Plain Patriots. Everyone in the organization – from Revere Pop Warner president Paul Belschner to ‘A’ team running back Steve Noel – is looking forward to competing at the...
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Finding Sweet Success

August 22, 2012
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Finding Sweet Success

There’s something timeless about a T-Shirt, and Beachmont designer Regan Smith Clarke has captured history once again in his newest T-Shirt designs. After two years in business, Clarke said he continues to make the rounds at shows around the country and is finding marked success in chasing his dream. “I’ve been through everything from...
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