Obituaries 05-30-2012

May 31, 2012
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James Zorbas Melrose Resident James M. Zorbas of Melrose died on May 27. He was 64 years old. He was the devoted son of the late Arthur C. and Anne M. (Smole) Zorbas; caring brother of John Zorbas and his wife, Janet of Roslindale, Mary Lacourciere and her husband, Paul of Chicago, Rosann Zorbas...
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9th Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival

May 29, 2012
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Who’s Bigger Now?

May 25, 2012
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Who’s Bigger Now?

Revere’s ‘Bear’ an eighteen month old half wolf and half Giant Alaskan Malemute is training his owner, Nico Luisi. (Not the other way around.)
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Appointments Catch Some Off-guard

May 25, 2012
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In a move that came as a double surprise to some at Monday night’s Council meeting, Mayor Dan Rizzo called for the re-appointment of several key department heads – all leftovers from the Ambrosino administration – and the Council quickly approved all of them without comment. Those re-appointed were Department of Public Works (DPW)...
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Brown Not on Board Ethanol Trains Here Recalling War Service

May 25, 2012
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Some 70 years ago in the South Pacific, an enemy sniper spied a group of American soldiers and suddenly opened fire. The sound of the machine gun tore through the silence and Revere’s Albert Pierni hit the dirt. A bullet whizzed just above his head, narrowly missing him, but hitting the man right behind...
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Everett Rep. in Hot Seat over Apts.

May 25, 2012
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An Everett state elected official who is also a Revere absentee landlord is getting some major grief this week after having been discovered to have numerous illegal apartment rife with serious code and safety violations. Revere Fire officials came down hard on Everett State Rep. Steve ‘Stat’ Smith (D-Everett) after discovering 12 illegal apartments...
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Revere Officials to Hold Memorial Day Services

May 25, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo is pleased to announce that this year’s Memorial Day Exercises will be held on Mon., May 28 at 11 a.m. on the lawn at the American Legion Building, 249 Broadway. The guest speaker for the services will be Chief Brian Fisher of the United States Coast Guard. Chief Fisher has served...
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Memorial Day 2012

May 25, 2012
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The long weekend for those of us living safely throughout the nation is much more than that for all of us. Whether we recognize and feel the intensity of the Memorial Day holiday or not, whether we  understand what sacrifice and battlefield death are all about, the one day of the year which is...
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MacDonald NEC Champ in Hurdles

May 25, 2012
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Revere High star hurdler Racquel MacDonald claimed the title of Northeastern Conference champion in the 100 meter high hurdles Saturday at the All-NEC Meet held at Manning Field in Lynn. Racquel left little doubt that she was the best in the NEC, cruising to the top qualifying time of 16.15 seconds (almost .50 faster...
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Police Briefs 05-23-2012

May 25, 2012
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BLUE TO BLACK Many might have done a double take when seeing Revere Police cruisers come down the street lately, as they have taken on a decidedly different look. The old white and blue cruisers with the City Seal featured prominently have been redesigned and now feature a black and white design without the...
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Obituaries 05-23-2012

May 24, 2012
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Sophie Brunette Revere Resident Sophie (Bonavita) Brunette of Revere died on May 19. She was the beloved wife of the late B. William Brunette; loving mother of Susan Brazil and her husband, John of Winthrop, Beverly Brunette of Revere and the late Gary Brunette; cherished grandmother of Shannon Brazil Carcia and her husband, Anthony,...
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Mother’s Day

May 17, 2012
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Mother’s Day

Rita Sweeney celebrates Mother’s Day with her daughter Shella Hosmer and one of her grand-daughter’s Erin Fauci.
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Going Up and Down: State, Local Officials at Opening of New Chelsea Street Bridge

May 17, 2012
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Going Up and Down: State, Local Officials at Opening of New Chelsea Street Bridge

Pointing at the massive structure behind him, U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano said the new Chelsea Street Bridge is an example of how federal earmarks work. “When there are projects like these that create jobs and improve infrastructure, earmarks work and are good,” said Capuano. Capuano on Monday joined Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary...
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Measuring Success in Pounds and Inches

May 17, 2012
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Measuring Success in Pounds and Inches

After one year in business, Millions of Muscles owner Jodi Reath is measuring her success in pounds and inches. Judging by the success of her start-up fitness business on Revere Beach, that’s no small loss. “Since last May when we started with the  boot camps on the Beach, we’ve gained a lot of business,”...
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Carol Sinclair

May 17, 2012
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The death of Carol Sinclair, who died over the weekend from the ravages of bone cancer, brings to an end the life of one of this city’s most outspoken activists. She was only 71. Carol Sinclair was a true fighter and a studious expert at local public policy. For many, many years, she was...
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No Snow Means Money in City Snow Accounts

May 17, 2012
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The mild winter is reaping even more benefits this week as City officials find themselves with a significant surplus in the snow and ice removal account. In beginning to close out the books on the fiscal year, which ends on June 30th, the City’s financial departments have found themselves with more than $350,000 in...
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Listening to the People

May 17, 2012
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The city council voted unanimously Monday night against a bill- board being placed on Squire Road. The vote comes as no surprise as hundreds of area residents made it clear to the council some months back that if a bill-board were allowed in that spot that voters would come down hard on elected public...
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Sports 05-16-2012

May 17, 2012
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Fitzy, Sahila, 4 x 100 relay set  boys records Revere High star trackster Michael Fitzpatrick blazed yet another path of glory at Saturday’s State Coaches Invitational Meet held at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville when he broke the Revere High School record in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:57.18. Fitzy’s clocking shattered...
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Obituaries 05-16-2012

May 17, 2012
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Helen Puopolo Homemaker Helen R. (Musto) Puopolo of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on May 14. She was 94 years old. A homemaker, she was the beloved wife of the late Rocco Puopolo; devoted mother of Marie L. Luzzo and her husband, Bruno of Florida and Louise A. Murphy and her husband, Harold of...
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Police Briefs 05-16-2012

May 17, 2012
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TAKING A BITE OUT OF CRIME It took awhile for police to sniff out the case, but a Swampscott man was finally charged on Monday for an alleged vicious beating of his former business partner that involved biting off the victim’s nose. The man was arraigned Monday for allegedly beating the former business partner...
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A Senseless Loss of a Life: Perez Remembered in Moving Public Tribute Outside RHS

May 10, 2012
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A Senseless Loss of a Life: Perez Remembered in Moving Public Tribute Outside RHS

The U.S. Army hearse rolled at a quick clip down School Street last Friday morning, the body of murdered former Army veteran Stephen Perez Jr., 22, at eternal rest inside. It passed through the stop sign at East Mountain Avenue. Suddenly, a complete hush fell over the crowd of hundreds of Revere High School...
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Major Meeting Next Week to Finalize MGH’s In-depth Community Health Assessment

May 10, 2012
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A new health assessment being led by the neighborhood and conducted by Mass General Hospital (MGH) has attracted a lot of interest in Revere over the last several months and will be the subject of a major meeting next week. MGH will hold the important community meeting on May 9th at 5:30 p.m. in...
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Suspended Police Received Unemployment Benefits

May 10, 2012
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Two police officers that were suspended – one that was facing federal charges from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – were able to collect unemployment from the City during their suspensions last year, according to City records. The Journal has obtained records that indicate former Officer Todd Randall – who plead guilty last...
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Foxboro Casino Project Withdrawn

May 10, 2012
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In a stunning development, Robert Kraft and Steve Wynn, vying with Suffolk Downs for a casino license, have pulled out of the competition following the town wide vote taken in Foxboro Monday. In Monday’s election,  Foxboro, voters elected two candidates to the town’s Board of Selectmen who did not favor considering casino development, bringing...
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