Patriots Look to Rebound Against Classical

October 31, 2012
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A hurricane, in the form of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin football team,  blew into town  a few days ahead of the real thing and wreaked havoc on the Revere High football team, 34-6, at Harry Della Russo Stadium Saturday morning. Maybe it was the unaccustomed Saturday AM start. Or maybe it was all...
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Obituaries 10-31-2012

October 31, 2012
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Geraldine O’Connor Florida resident Geraldine A. (Kelliher) O’Connor of Florida, formerly of Arlington, died on October 26. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph O’Connor; loving mother of John J. O’Connor of Florida; dear sister of the late Jack Kelliher, Eleanor Kelliher, Joan Gallagher, Marilyn Moyer, and Elaine Coleman and is also...
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Picture Portrait

October 24, 2012
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Picture Portrait

Revere’s Tommy Portrait makes his way through to score a touchdown. The Patriots went on to beat Lynn English 31-29 making the Patriots season record 5-1.
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Four Councillors Endorse Brown at Bagel Bin Event

October 24, 2012
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Four Councillors Endorse Brown at Bagel Bin Event

Several Revere City Councillors became the first elected officials locally to make a clear choice in the state’s Senatorial election, with four councillors endorsing Sen. Scott Brown at a Saturday morning rally that featured an appearance by Sen. (and 2008 presidential candidate) John McCain. While most of the councillors and Mayor Dan Rizzo have...
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Romney and Wonderland: Who Did What and When?

October 24, 2012
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As the Presidential race focuses on things national and international, many have forgotten the local angle of former Gov. Mitt Romney and the imprint he left on the state during his one term in office. And one of the imprints locally that has sparked some debate is that of the City’s most important development...
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Councillors, Abutters at Extreme Odds over New Gas Station on Squire Road

October 24, 2012
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Councillors and Sigourney Street neighbors squared off in a contentious public hearing on Monday night regarding a proposed 24-hour gas station on Squire Road. The proposal comes from Joe Prizio and will sit on the site of the former 338 Pub. It is also right next to another large gas station, the Mobile, which...
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Panera Bread Coming to Revere

October 24, 2012
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Panera Bread is apparently looking seriously at sites in Revere in order to locate one of their popular eateries in our city. Those of you who have experienced Panera Bread can attest to the chain restaurant’s great pastries and coffee, breakfasts and lunches and dinners. They make great soup, serve wonderful salads, juices and...
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Suffolk Downs Only Bidder

October 24, 2012
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To date, Suffolk Downs race track is the only bidder for a casino license under the state’s expanded gaming legislation. Suffolk Downs is the only bidder because they have done the leg work to command such a position in the free market place. If Suffolk Downs were running a casual and haphazard effort to...
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Patriots Edge English in Thriller, 31-29

October 24, 2012
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Revere hosts Cambridge Saturday morning at 10:00 Two down and two to go.  The Revere High football team pulled out its biggest victory in more than a generation with a thrilling, come-from-behind, 31-29 triumph over Lynn English Thursday evening at Harry Della Russo Stadium. “This was big, really big, for our program,” said RHS head...
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Police Briefs 10-24-2012

October 24, 2012
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16  Ahkeem A. Tucker, 17, of 303 Cooledge Ave., was arrested on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop for a police officer, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, resisting arrest, and leaving the scene of an accident after causing property damage. Ronald F....
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Obituaries 10-24-2012

October 24, 2012
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Joseph Soriano Retired Chelsea Public Works Dept. Foreman Joseph V. Soriano of Chelsea died on October 20 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was 95 years old. A US Army veteran of World War II and a former member of the Saugus, VFW, he was a former foreman for the Chelsea DPW. The beloved husband...
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The Perfect Pumpkin

October 17, 2012
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The Perfect Pumpkin

The Pumpkin Festival on Revere Beach last Saturday, sponsored by the Revere Beach Partnership, was a hit for families. Here, little Chloe Leng found a pumpkin that was just the right size for her. The annual event featured a “Pumpkin Patch” on the Beach where children 12 and under could choose their own pumpkin...
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Sweet Surprise? Fire at Necco Gave Neighbors More Than They Bargained For

October 17, 2012
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Sweet Surprise? Fire at Necco Gave Neighbors More Than They Bargained For

Giancarlo Pani watched a dark cloud from the Necco Candy Company move over the marsh on Friday, Oct. 5th, towards his Bryant Street home, which sits just 50 feet from the factory. “They must be making candy,” he said to himself as he went to bed. But the cloud didn’t contain the usual sweet...
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A Breakdown of the Most Basic Functions in State Government

October 17, 2012
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It is absolutely beyond belief that one rogue chemist in a relatively unknown drug testing lab in Jamaica Plain could unravel one of the most basic functions of government – protecting the people. As you read this, most likely, inmates throughout the state prison system are preparing to collect their “Get Out of Jail...
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Anzuoni Reappointed to Housing Board

October 17, 2012
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After 18 years of complete stability on the Revere Housing Authority’s (RHA) Board, former Chair George Anzuoni has had one wild ride over the past several weeks. In a relatively innocuous and cold letter to Anzuoni about three weeks ago, Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration informed Anzuoni that his services on the RHA Board would...
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The Governor Should Be Ashamed

October 17, 2012
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When we heard the news that Governor Deval Patrick removed George Anzuoni as Chairman of the Revere Housing Authority, we were stunned and disappointed at this classic misstep and what can only be termed as politics at its worst. In a time when one cannot help but read of incompetence and corruption in other...
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Patriots Smash Peabody, 42-24

October 17, 2012
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To paraphrase Julius Caesar, the Revere High football team came, saw, and conquered their counterparts from Peabody, 42-24, on a crisp night for football under the lights at Peabody Friday night. Although the battle was of the back-and-forth nature in the early going, the contest was not nearly as close as the final outcome,...
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Police Briefs 10-17-2012

October 17, 2012
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 Heather E. Harper, 22, of Dedham, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Kerri Jenkins, 35, of 224 Revere St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. David M. DiScipio, 34, of Randolph, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, reckless operation of a motor...
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Obituaries 10-17-2012

October 17, 2012
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Carmela LoGrasso Of Everett, formerly of South Boston and the North End Carmela (Saporito) LoGrasso of Everett, formerly of South Boston and the North End, died on October 14. She was the beloved wife of Gaetano Lo Grasso with whom she shared 41 years of marriage; loving mother of Rocco LoGrasso and his wife,...
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City Officials Start a New Tradition

October 11, 2012
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City Officials Start a New Tradition

The zings at the inaugural Columbus Day Parade roast on Monday didn’t zap quite as crushingly as those at its St. Patrick’s Day counterpart in South Boston, but the breakfast still featured several zingers and it wholly entertained a sold-out crowd in the Beachmont VFW. In fact, the event was such an immediate success...
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Excise Tax Losses Loom Larger in Surcharge Issue

October 11, 2012
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If Revere loses the coveted and necessary Rental Car Surcharge fee from Thrifty Rental Cars, that loss will be only half of the story. City Director of Finance George Anzuoni said that the City would lose around $600,000 per year in excise taxes as well when Thrifty leaves for the Logan Airport’s new Consolidated...
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NECCO Fire Could Have Been a Lot Worse

October 11, 2012
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As a machine burst into flames deep within a mechanical room at the behemoth Necco Candy Company on American Legion Highway last Friday night, the situation went from bad to insanely bad in a matter of minutes. It was precipitously close to a disaster, but the end result was a lucky near miss –...
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Columbus Day Breakfast Draws Huge Throng

October 11, 2012
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This year’s Columbus Day breakfast at the Beachmont VFW was a resounding success in more than several ways. It was a traditional celebration of the life and times of Christopher Columbus. It was a tip of the hat to Mayor Dan Rizzo for aiding in bringing out such a large crowd and cast of...
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RHS Sports Roundup: Football Team Travels to Peabody Friday Night

October 11, 2012
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The Revere High football team, which enjoyed a bye week over the Columbus Day weekend, will bounce back into action this Friday night when Coach Lou Cicatelli and his Patriots trek up Route 1 to take on Peabody, their first opponent of this year from the Pats’ Cape Ann League/Northeastern Conference Division 1. The...
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