Obituaries 01-10-2018

January 10, 2018
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Dolores Pires Affectionate mother, dedicated housewife and fastidious housekeeper known for her beautiful voice Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Funeral Mass on Saturday, Jan. 13, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere, at noon for Dolores S. (DeSouza) Pires who died on Friday, Dec. 29, at the...
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Council Makes History:Joanne McKenna and Jessica Giannino Elected to Top Spots

January 6, 2018
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Council Makes History:Joanne McKenna and Jessica Giannino Elected to Top Spots

By Sue Ellen Woodcock History was made Monday night when the city council elected two women to the top posts on the council for the first time. Councillor-at-Large Jessica Gianinno was elected to the position of Council President and Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna was elected to the position of Council Vice President. “I’m...
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‘Jake the Turkey’ Welcomes New Year

January 6, 2018
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‘Jake the Turkey’ Welcomes New Year

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Jake the Turkey welcomed in 2018 at one of his favorite intersections –  Broadway, Park and Central. He stopped traffic, he posed for pictures, raised some blood pressure, but mainly he made people of all ages smile. “Everybody stops and take his picture,” said one woman rushing through the cold....
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City Ready for Snow and More Cold

January 6, 2018
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Department of Public Works director Don Goodwin has his crews prepared for a potential N’oreaster on Thursday. “We should be all set,” said DPW Superintendent Don Goodwin. The salt and sand are in place and the crews are all set to go. Goodwin admits that during previous storm events that...
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Police Briefs 01-03-2018

January 6, 2018
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Arrest  Report FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22 Giovanni A. Lopez, 27, of East Boston, was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. David J. Bavelsky, 27, of 382 Ocean Ave., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery in a domestic situation.   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23 Erick Vega, 24, of Chelsea, was arrested on...
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A New Revere High School is Needed

January 6, 2018
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The recent announcement by the state that the proposed new Revere High School will not be on the list of school building projects for the coming year certainly comes as a huge disappointment for school officials, parents, and students alike. State officials themselves have acknowledged that the current Revere High facility is outdated and...
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Remembering Bob Haas

January 6, 2018
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Amidst the usual commotion of the holiday season, we were remiss in failing to acknowledge in this column the recent dedication in the City Council Chambers of the portrait of Robert J. Haas Jr., our long-time mayor, City Council member, and friend. Bob Haas will be remembered as one of the greatest and most-respected public...
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Congratulations to Our New City Officials

January 6, 2018
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We offer our congratulations to our new city officials who were sworn into office this past week. Public service is not easy these days. In an era of limited resources, it seems that our elected officials find themselves saying “No” more often than not. And given the cutbacks in funding for state and local...
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Sports 01-03-2018

January 6, 2018
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Grand Entrance Pepic shoots for her 1,000th point Friday By Cary Shuman Revere High basketball star Valentina Pepic is nine points shy of the 1,000-point career milestone heading in to her next game Friday night at Saugus High. Pepic, a 6-foot-2-inch senior center and co-captain, is considered one of the state’s best players. Pepic...
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Obituaries 01-03-2018

January 6, 2018
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Grace Limoli Of Chelsea, formerly of Revere Grace Limoli of Chelsea, formerly of Revere died on Dec. 30. The beloved wife of the late Joseph Limoli, she was the devoted mother of Diane Limoli and her partner, Loretta Cardinale of Chelsea, Daniel Limoli and his wife, Linda of Maine, Cathy Limoli of Chelsea and...
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Loss of City Leader Bob Haas Was Top Story of 2017

December 28, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Development projects like the sale of Suffolk Downs, the sandsculpting festivalor the election in November could easily be the top story for Revere residents in 2017.  However, the sudden death of former Mayor and Council President Robert Haas in July, still has many residents reflecting on the void that his...
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Metro Housing Boston Helping Local Families Survive Crisis Without Turning to State Shelters

December 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Metro Housing Boston organization reported this month that their transition assistance program for families in crisis helped 38 families in Revere with a total expenditure of $116,259 locally.   The Rental Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program provides families with a small amount of cash assistance and provides an...
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Police Briefs 12-27-2017

December 28, 2017
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 18 Joao Fernandes, 25, of Roxbury, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Courtney Donahue, 31, of Everett, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting. Fawnsa E. Rosario, 34, of Everett, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting. Donald W. Mogan, 47, of 379 Beach St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and...
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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

December 28, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2018.   The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come.   In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson:     Ring out...
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Sports 12-27-2017

December 28, 2017
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RHS HOCKEY TEAM SPLITS TWO CONTESTS The Revere High hockey team split its two games this past week, defeating Essex Tech, 5-2, but falling to Swampscott, 3-1. The Patriots controlled the match with Swampscott, outshooting the Big Blue 30-11, but were unable to take advantage of their opportunities, save for a goal by junior...
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Obituaries 12-27-2017

December 28, 2017
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Edith ‘Edie’ Mercurio Longtime Revere High and Beachmont School cafeteria department employee Edith “Edie” Mercurio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on December 20 at the age of 88. Edie worked many years in the public school cafeteria department at Revere High and Beachmont School. She was the beloved wife of Claude Mercurio;...
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Here Comes Santa Claus

December 22, 2017
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Here Comes Santa Claus

Santa with Tina Vera and Jorginia Larajgiara at the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. 19.
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Last Minute Shopping

December 22, 2017
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Last Minute Shopping

Our favorite feathered-friend on Broadway caused a stir this past week as residents, passersby, and even buses had to maneuver around him as he crosses Broadway. On Tuesday morning, he was spotted doing some last minute holiday shopping.
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Officials,Colleagues, and Family Unveil Robert J Haas Jr.’s Portrait at City Hall

December 22, 2017
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Officials,Colleagues, and Family Unveil Robert J Haas Jr.’s Portrait at City Hall

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Monday night a portrait of the late Councillor and former Mayor Robert J. Haas Jr. was unveiled in the Revere City Hall chambers in front of the councillors,  Haas’ family and various city officials. The city council president and former, four-term mayor passed away unexpectedly on July 2. Ward 3...
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Council says Yes to More Micro-Units:22 Units Approved for Yeamans Street Development

December 22, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council and the Zoning Board of Appeals have given the go ahead for a new development for a 22-micro-unit building at 14 Yeamans St. Last week, the Zoning Board received a letter of support from the city’s Economic Development Department and heard from neighbors in opposition.  The Zoning...
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A Perfect Gift: The Revere Beach Book

December 22, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock There’s a bit of a history buff in all of us, especially when it comes to Revere Beach. No one loved this beach more than Peter McCauley, a columnist for the Revere Journal for years. Recently, the Revere Society for Cultural and Historic Preservation released the second edition of McCauley’s...
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The Economics of College: Students Open Eyes to the Cost of Debt in College Decisions

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There’s a little something that Revere High economics teacher Joe Ciccarello’s students refer to as “Cicc Gold.” Those little nuggets of information are often off the script of the senior economics class’s textbook curriculum, but they have become likely more helpful to the future of Revere students than any of the...
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There’s a Saying for That

December 22, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Anyone driving south on North Shore Road, or anyone stuck in traffic on the same route might be missing a little inspiration that used to be on a sign board in front of an auto shop. For years, Alan “Doc” Kagan got a kick out of sharing quotations that might...
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Sen Elizabeth Warren Urges Congress to Restore Funding to Community Health Centers like EBNHC

December 22, 2017
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By John Lynds In an Op-Ed that appeared in Stat News on Monday, Dec. 18, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren called House Republicans onto the carpet for halting federal funding to the nation’s Community Health Centers, like East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC), while working on cutting taxes for the “wealthy.”   “I love community...
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