Revere Man Killed in Robbery at Boston Store

August 7, 2013
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A Revere family this week has been devastated by the murder of Joe Morante Jr. last Wednesday, July 31st, and District Attorney Dan Conley is asking that the heat be turned on in the investigation into who murdered him in front of a cell phone store near Northeastern University on Tremont Street in Roxbury....
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August is Here

August 7, 2013
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Yes, the days have become noticeably shorter and there has been a chill in the air at night. And when the calendar turns to August, as it has, it’s sort of a signal that the new school year is not that far away and soon another summer will be in the books. But the...
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Communication is Needed: Establishments Should Be Included Next Year

August 7, 2013
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The Revere Beach Partnership did a fantastic job with this year’s National Sand Sculpting Festival  at Revere Beach.  The necessity  of spreading out the festival on the beach, and making other, significant changes because of safety concerns by state officials after the Marathon bombings, were accomplished in a time frame of less than 60...
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New RPL Director Takes over Post: Sheehan to Guide Library into a New Era

August 7, 2013
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For any institution to remain relevant, it must adapt to the times.  A library is no exception.  When we were growing up and going to our local library more than 40 years ago, every visit  was an adventure  in discovering  old and sometimes brittle books that were crammed with knowledge for our young minds. ...
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Police Briefs 08-07-2013

August 7, 2013
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MONDAY, JULY 29 John M. Church, 24, of 84 Walnut Ave., was arrested on charges of trespassing and breaking & entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor. Shaina Elaine Stevens, 26, of Beverly, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of trespassing and breaking & entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor. John...
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She’s Got Game: Eve Lescovitz Qualifies for Drive Chip and Putt Regionals

August 7, 2013
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Eve Lescovitz is an excellent student who has earned all As for her work in the classroom. But she’s also getting high marks for her skill and talent on the golf course. Competing in her first-ever tournament, the Drive Chip and Putt Championship at Granite Links in Quincy, Eve placed second in the 12-year-old...
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Obituaries 08-07-2013

August 7, 2013
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Patricia Ann Straccia Former East Boston Resident Patricia Ann (Hancock) Straccia, formerly of East Boston, died in Winthrop on August 4. She was the beloved wife of the late Jerry A. “Chirpy” Straccia; devoted mother of Paula Czernetzky of Everett, Ann Gayhart of Revere, Joseph and his wife, Sandra, Jerry and his wife, Angela,...
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Weiner Kidnapping, Attempted Murder Case Turns Heads

August 2, 2013
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In an unbelievable case involving attempted murder, Sexting and kidnapping last Sunday, one Reservoir Avenue man sits behind bars this week – held in Chelsea Court without bail pending a dangerousness hearing. Anthony Weiner, 25, of 334 Reservoir Ave., has been charged with attempted murder and kidnapping after allegedly tying up a Winthrop man...
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New Director at Revere Library Has Many Innovative Programs

July 31, 2013
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New Director at Revere Library Has Many Innovative Programs

When asking new Revere Library Director Kevin Sheehan what his favorite book is at the moment, the Classics scholar could cite any type of Greek philosophy or Roman Empire chronicler, but at this stage in his life, that favorite book is about how to make a toddler sleep through the night. “Normally, if someone...
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A Lion in Summer: Lions, Ladies and Motorbikes; the Old Days on the Beach

July 31, 2013
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A Lion in Summer: Lions, Ladies and Motorbikes; the Old Days on the Beach

Many might think that things down at Revere Beach in the old days were pretty prudish and conservative compared to the bikinis, tattoos, fast cars and ginormous soft serve ice cream cones that are now a staple of the Beach. However, those people should think again; perhaps back to 1929 when the main attraction...
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Ward 5 Voters Have a Preliminary

July 31, 2013
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There will be a Preliminary Election in Ward 5 this September, with voters in the extensive district being the only voters to go to the polls to choose between three candidates. Nomination papers were due into the Election Department on Tuesday afternoon, and while there didn’t seem to be too many surprises in store,...
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Economic Development Opens Lines of Discussion with City Council

July 31, 2013
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The City’s Economic Development team and the Revere City Council have re-established communications, and the result is a much happier Council and a more informed public. Economic Development Director John Festa addressed the Council on Monday night, July 22nd, during Councillor Bob Haas’s Economic Development Committee following several criticisms over the lack of communication...
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Police Briefs 07-31-2013

July 31, 2013
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  More details on Weiner Kidnapping MONDAY, JULY 22  John H. O’Neal, 62, of 25 Whitin Ave., was arrested on charges of violating a domestic abuse prevention restraining order pursuant to c. 209A and entering a dwelling in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony. Mariaelena Cincotti, 31, of 6 Adams Ct., was...
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Palermo’s star is rising fast

July 31, 2013
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Revere softball coach Joe Cicarello says that Sabrina Palermo is on the precipice of greatness. Joe should know. He watched Palermo take the Northeastern Conference by storm this past season, winning 12 games on the mound and finishing second in the voting for the conference most valuable player award. Palermo has been building an...
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Obituaries 07-31-2013

July 31, 2013
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Anna Bocchino Of East Boston, formerly of Italy Anna (DelGiudice) Bocchino of East Boston, formerly of Nusco Avellino, Italy died on July 28. She was the beloved wife of over 49 years to Amato Bocchino; devoted mother of Amato, Jr. and his wife, Alyssa of Beverly, Marie Bocchino of Wenham and Nancy Bocchino Lahyani...
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Sand Sculpting Festival

July 24, 2013
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Sand Sculpting Festival

In the early morning fog this past Monday, the sand sculptures on Revere Beach took on a whole new persona. Here, a woman walks along the shoreline in dense fog as one of the sculptures eerily looks down on her.
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Sand Sculpture “Strong” Finish: Security Concerns Took Festival to Unexpected Higher Level

July 24, 2013
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After months and months of planning for this year’s Sandsculpting Festival on Revere Beach, State Police and top state public safety officials approached the Revere Beach Partnership not long after the Boston Marathon bombings and told the organization it had to scrap it’s plans and start all over. It was a painful blow to...
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Jobi Makes It Four Straight Wins

July 24, 2013
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The fourth time was a charm for Jonathan ‘Jobi’ Bouchard, of Montreal, who won the Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival for the fourth year in a row. The competition was tough, and five new sculptors were added to the individual field, but despite the added competition and the strong desire by all the professional...
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Karate Tournament to Bring Best Martial Artists

July 24, 2013
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Some of the finest martial arts fighters and practitioners will be arriving in Revere next week for the second time in 10 years – as the city welcomes the 49th Annual International Karate Championships. The tournament came to Revere for the first time in 2003 via Doreen DiRienzo’s Revere Karate Academy at 144 Broadway....
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Parcel H Development Close to Starting

July 24, 2013
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A Dover developer has taken one important step this month in moving forward on the massive Parcel H private development at Waterfront Square – a development straddling the new pedestrian bridge and plaza and considered a key component in the success or failure of Wonderland Station’s $500 million facelift. The Roclid Development Group has...
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A Fantastic Festival

July 24, 2013
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It often is all-too-easy for us to use superlatives to praise a community event, but in the case of this past week’s 10th annual Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival, superlatives alone do not do justice to the incredible festival that was attended by more than 500,000 persons from Thursday through Sunday. First and foremost,...
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Housing Authority to Be Commended

July 24, 2013
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The Revere Housing Authority is to be commended for ending this challenging year in a positive cash position. Their goal of maintaining a high degree of service to the more than 900 families and individuals who look to the RHA to provide that most basic human need – a clean and safe environment for...
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Menino’s Threat on Wynn’s Casino

July 24, 2013
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For those of us who know Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, his threat to scuttle the Wynn casino development in Everett (since it is being built on a sliver of Boston land) should be a reason for concern for officials in Everett. Mayor Menino is a politician from the old school who knows how to...
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Police Briefs 07-24-2013

July 24, 2013
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MONDAY, JULY 15     Rene Ceren, 42, of 115 Lincoln St., was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, accosting a person of the opposite sex, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance. Gregory E. Sullivan, 59,...
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