Safety Concerns: Rizzo Calls for a Meeting with Police Chief and Commanding Officers Following Flap

October 5, 2011
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The recent suspension of a Revere police officer for dereliction of duty following a television report that found him spending hours at home when he was supposed to be on duty out on the street or in his patrol car has prompted the city council to take action. City Councillor at large, candidate for...

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Police Briefs 10-05-2011

October 5, 2011
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Revere man faces attempted murder charge A High Street man is being charged with attempted murder after allegedly nearly choking his girlfriend to death in their home last Sunday morning. Police arrived at the home around 4 a.m. and found the woman alone in the home, but absolutely distraught. She had bruises and scrapes...

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Obituaries 10-05-2011

October 5, 2011
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Edward Beechin  Revere resident Edward M. Beechin of Revere, formerly of Malden and Everett, died on September 28. He was the beloved husband of the late Cynthia (Costa); devoted father of Cheri Harris and her husband, Richard of Revere, Scott Beechin and his wife, Christine of Malden, Rhonda Papa of Florida, Patty Natarelli and...

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Habitat for Humanity

September 28, 2011
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Habitat for Humanity

Anthony and his son, Robert DelVecchio, joined a team of volunteers from around the country for a 10-day house building in Corvallis, Oregon with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is an international organization dedicated to building safe and affordable housing for those in need. To date Habitat for Humanity has built more than...

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Laundromat Proponent, Councillors Clear the Air on Summer-long Situation

September 28, 2011
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Applicants and councillors involved in a Beachmont Square Laundromat proposal presented their plans and cleared the air in what has become a messy situation in the Square’s business community. Ralph Toretta – of Toretta’s Bakery – came before the Council Monday night and presented his plan for siting a Laundromat at 684 Winthrop Ave....

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Urban Trail Promotes Walking, Healthy Living

September 28, 2011
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The future of Revere could be in the shoes. Walking shoes, that is. A group of residents around the Whelan School, City officials and an initiative by RevereCARES have combined efforts to launch the new Urban Trail at a celebration this Saturday, October 1, at the Whelan Field from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....

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State Police Investigation Reportedly Focuses on Revere Officers

September 28, 2011
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A nebulous State Police investigation into the conduct of two off-duty Revere Police Officers this week is short on certainties and long on postulation. Late last week, television media outlets in Boston began reporting that the State Police were investigating an allegation brought forth by a woman who said two off-duty Revere Police officers...

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Charges Will Be Filed Against Restaurant Ownership for Alleged Water Bill Scam

September 28, 2011
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Monday night brought about a clear call from the Revere City Council that they want to pursue criminal charges against the Mt. Vernon at the Wharf restaurant for allegedly scamming them with a $33,000 check in order to keep its licenses. Councillor Tony Zambuto called for the City to file a criminal complaint in...

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Gaming Debate: Job Creation Rightfully Takes Priority

September 28, 2011
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With the House version of the expanded gambling bill already passed, the state Senate has now taken up the measure for discussion. That discussion is taking place right now and will apparently last the week. A vote on the Senate measure will come at the beginning of next week. Senator Anthony Petruccelli, our man...

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Police Briefs 09-28-2011

September 28, 2011
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Michelle Alejandra Arevalo, 17, of 250 Broadway, was arrested on charges of causing a disturbance at a school, assault & battery upon a police officer, and resisting arrest. Whitney S. Morillo, 20, of Lynn, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Jonathan Barbosa, 21, of Chelsea, was arrested on...

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Sports 09-28-2011

September 28, 2011
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Patriots suffer their first loss of the season Swampscott cruises   to a 28-0 victory Just as the New England Patriots failed to make it to 3-0 this past weekend after their bizarre loss in Buffalo, so too did their Revere High namesakes prove unable to get off to a 3-0 start of their 2011...

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Obituaries 09-28-2011

September 28, 2011
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Mitchell Ginsburg New England Telephone retiree Mitchell Ginsburg, the patriarch of a well known area family, died peacefully September 26 at his Tewksbury home surrounded by his family. He was 91 years old. He was the beloved husband of Mary R. (Sciarappa) Ginsburg, with whom he celebrated his 67th wedding anniversary on September 17....

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Elvis Has Entered the Building

September 23, 2011
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4-year-old Cameron Barilone wowed everyone in the newspaper offices of the Independent News Group on Friday, Sept. 23rd. The Elvis impersonator apparently knows more than 10 of The King’s hits and sings them publicly at Senior Centers and Events. What a kid!

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Restaurant Closure Has a Ripple Effect

September 21, 2011
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Restaurant Closure Has a Ripple Effect

In the cover of night, the Mt. Vernon at the Wharf restaurant owners abruptly closed down their North Shore Road institution early last week, removing equipment and leaving a lot of angry people in their wake. Food vendors from Revere and surrounding areas report being owed up to $100,000, and at this point, don’t...

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Rising Sun: John Mooney Road Resident and His Grandkids Grow What They Hope is a Record-breaking Plant

September 21, 2011
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Rising Sun: John Mooney Road Resident and His Grandkids Grow What They Hope is a Record-breaking Plant

They weren’t magic beans that Jim Santosuosso bought at the Home Depot earlier this summer, but one would think that the sunflower seeds he planted are growing as high as the storied Beanstock. Santosuosso and his grandsons, Matthew Santosuosso and John Coull Young, have grown one monster of a sunflower this summer on John...

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Expanded Gambling Bill Advances; Senate Follows House with Study

September 21, 2011
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The expanded gaming bill that might have the end result of a casino opening at Suffolk Downs was passed by the House last week and is now in the Senate where its particulars are being examined before an expected vote at the end of the month. The Senate is believed ready to pass the...

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Rep. Reinstein Endorses Rizzo

September 21, 2011
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Representative Kathi Anne Reinstein has endorsed candidate for mayor Dan Rizzo. Reinstein’s endorsement came during Rizzo’s annual Luau affair held at Casa Lucia before a large crowd two weeks ago. “I am proud and I am pleased to endorse Dan Rizzo to be the next mayor of Revere,” she said to the throng, estimated...

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Rizzo and Rotondo Agree to Debate on October 18

September 21, 2011
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A debate will be held at the Whelan School Auditorium between mayoral candidates Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo, according to statements issued last week from officials for both their campaigns. The Revere Journal sponsored debate will take place on the evening of October 18 inside the auditorium of the Whelan School. This agreement to...

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Sign of the Times: A Telling Part of the Campaign Story

September 21, 2011
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We are in the middle of a major mayoral election and for the city council and school committee, too. So it is entirely natural that a proliferation of signs is popping up throughout the city. Every major avenue and corner, every important billboard and every front lawn of a home that can be attached...

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New Schools: District Needs to Grow with Community

September 21, 2011
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It turns out that our community needs not just one new school but two, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Dakin. The school population from year to year is rising by more than 250 creating the need for many more classrooms and for many more teachers. Dr. Dakin says the point has been...

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Police Briefs 09-21-2011

September 21, 2011
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Robert J. Ewing, 20, of Everett, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of breaking & entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony and larceny of property over $250. Susan M. Hayes, 42, of 57 Roosevelt Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges...

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Quarterback Strong-arms Whittier Tech: Ritchie Throws for 200 Yards as Pats Improve to 2-0

September 21, 2011
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Joe Ritchie connected with Tom Portrait for a 25 yard touchdown pass on the last play of the game to give the Revere High football team a dramatic 28-22 victory over Whittier Tech Friday evening under the lights at Harry Della Russo Stadium before a big crowd. The clutch pass play, on which Portrait...

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Obituaries 09-21-2011

September 21, 2011
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Mary Elizabeth Whited Educator and active volunteer Mary Elizabeth (Fallon) Whited of Point of Pines died on September 15 with her family by her side. She was 85 years old. Mrs. Whited was born on September 1, 1927 in Boston, the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Cain) Fallon. She was educated in...

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A Show of Appreciation

September 14, 2011
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A Show of Appreciation

Kelly’s Roast Beef on Revere Beach generously donates a luncheon each year for members of the Revere Fire Department in remembrance of the heroic first responders who died following the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Biggie Chau, manager-in-training in Kelly’s, is pictured as he delivered the food to Firefighter Bobby Holland and RFD...

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