Paul Revere Spelling Bee

January 23, 2013
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Paul Revere Spelling Bee

First grader Annabella Sandy-Roche pauses to consider how to spell a difficult word at the 2nd Annual Paul Revere School Spelling Bee on Tuesday morning. Fifteen children competed, with fourth grader Ayah Harper winning and moving on to the regional competition in Lynn. The winner of that bee gets a trip to the national...
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State Fires Back at RHA

January 23, 2013
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State housing officials believe there are a number of problems in the operations of the Revere Housing Authority (RHA), and those officials believe the problems would be solved by a proposal to regionalize the state’s 240 housing authorities. About two weeks ago, Gov. Deval Patrick and the state Department of Housing and Community Development...
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Wants His Dog Back

January 23, 2013
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All Zach Gentile wants is the information from the Revere Police that will help him retrieve his long-lost dog from an unknown man in Beachmont. Sounds a bit ridiculous? Welcome to the world of the City’s stray/lost dog policies – or lack thereof, at least according to one City dog contractor. “That poor kid...
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Medical Marijuana Shops Likely to Be Blocked in Revere

January 23, 2013
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City councillors are set to hold a public hearing this coming Monday night, Jan. 28th, on an ordinance that would effectively ban medical marijuana dispensaries from locating in Revere – and Council leaders indicated that the ordinance has plenty of momentum to pass. “The law, as I understand it, states there has to be...
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Casino License Could Have 5 Applicants

January 23, 2013
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There could be as many as five companies vying for a resort casino license in the Greater Boston (Region A) area following the deadline for companies to get in on gaming last Tuesday, Jan. 15th. The Cordish Company of Baltimore told the Journal in a press release that they are not certain yet if...
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The Marijuana Dispensary Issue: The Law Has a Good Intent,but It Overall is Not Suitable for Revere

January 23, 2013
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The City Council’s public hearing on Jan. 28th concerning the issue of the new law passed by the voters in November that allows for the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries deserves thoughtful consideration by both residents and our council members. We recognize that the basis for the creation of  marijuana dispensaries are two-fold: First,...
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A Worthy Memorial: Recognition for the Women Who Served in WWII Long Overdue

January 23, 2013
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The effort by Eileen Merullo and others to ensure that the military service of women in World War II does not go unremembered is one of the most worthy causes to have come along in quite a while. There were 141 Revere women, of whom Eileen was one, who directly contributed to the war...
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Remembering Rev. King: A Man Who Stood Up for the Rights of Everybody

January 23, 2013
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For those of us of a certain age, it is hard to imagine that 2013 will mark 45 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis while he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Recalling the news of his murder still brings chills and a deep sense...
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Police Briefs 01-23-2013

January 23, 2013
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Monday, Jan. 14 Karen Doherty, 43, of 29 School St., was charged with speeding, driving with a suspended license and one warrant. Tuesday, Jan. 15 Jose Marquez-Cornejo, 31, of 595 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested on one warrant. Jefferey Satterwhite, 22, of Saugus, was arrested on one warrant. Wednesday, Jan. 16 Michael J. Matarazzo,...
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Middle School Girls’ Hoop Team Remain Undefeated

January 23, 2013
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The Revere Middle School girls basketball team remained undefeated with a pair of wins this week, defeating a big and fast Pickering Middle School (Lynn) squad and then taking the measure of Marblehead. In Wednesday’s encounter with Pickering, Coach Palermo’s Junior Lady Patriots clamped on their vaunted half-court pressure defense. The tactic overwhelmed Pickering...
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Obituaries 01-23-2013

January 23, 2013
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Walter Bruce Well Known Revere Beach Bartender, Member of Revere Elks, Special Needs School Bus Driver Walter M. Bruce, a lifelong Revere native, died January 19 at Genesis of Wakefield following a brief illness. He was 76 years old.Born in Chelsea, he lived in Revere all his life and was a 1954 graduate of...
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Bird’s Eye View

January 16, 2013
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Bird’s Eye View

A worker at the new Wonderland Plaza Deck on Revere Beach puts some finishing touches this week on the elevator that will operate from the deck to the street level. Workers on the project have been taking advantage of warmer weather to button up the details of the deck and pedestrian bridge project. The...
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Flu Bug Hits Residents Hard

January 16, 2013
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Flu Bug Hits Residents Hard

Welcoming in 2013 for a good many people in the area has come with a cough, a sneeze and a wheeze. An active and early flu season hit large segments of the population starting in mid-December, and that sickness seemed to amplify to a greater degree after the new year – stockpiling emergency rooms,...
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Wynn is In: Suffolk Downs Owners Ready for Challenge; Four Seeking to Get Sole Area Casino License

January 16, 2013
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Wynn is In: Suffolk Downs Owners Ready for Challenge; Four Seeking to Get Sole Area Casino License

Surprise and intrigue came late Tuesday for those following the casino discussion, with one mysterious proposal from Chicago develop Neil Bluhm joining proposals by Las Vegas gaming magnate Steve Wynn, Suffolk Downs owners and an older proposal in Milford as Phase I casino license applicants in Greater Boston – each paying a $400,000 licensing...
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Seeking Recognition for 141 Women from Revere Who Served in WWII

January 16, 2013
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Last Memorial Day, Eileen Merullo had the special task of reading from the list of Revere’s war dead. As she read off a portion of the names of the Revere boys killed during World War II, she remembered those young men on the list and recalled several fond memories of days long gone. But...
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Housing Officials Say No to Gov’s New Plan

January 16, 2013
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Calling it a political move by Beacon Hill bureaucrats sitting behind desks, Revere Housing Authority (RHA) leaders said this week they are absolutely against a proposal by Gov. Deval Patrick to regionalize all the state’s 240 authorities into six regional operations. The move would likely eliminate all local controls – including the director, Board...
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Not a Great Idea: Regional Housing Authorities a Disservice

January 16, 2013
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Everything in life has its pluses and minuses. But in our view, whatever the pluses may be of Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposal to eliminate the 240 local housing authorities and consolidate them into six regional offices are far outweighed by the negatives. The front page story outlines the views of our local officials and...
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Police Briefs 01-16-2013

January 16, 2013
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MONDAY, JANUARY 7 Joshua M. Everett, 25, of Chelsea, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of larceny from a building and two counts of breaking & entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony. Scott A. Labonte, 48, of 673 Revere Beach Blvd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant....
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Middle School Basketball Teams off to a Fine Start

January 16, 2013
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The Revere Middle School basketball season began in successful fashion, with both the boys and girls teams opening with impressive victories over Swampscott. The girls team jumped out to a quick lead, scoring the first 14 points of the game and never looked back. The Lady Patriots played tenacious defense throughout and cruised to...
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Obituaries 01-16-2013

January 16, 2013
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Rita Fontina-Andrews Of Florida, formerly of Revere Rita C. (Yandoli) Fontina-Andrews succumbed to lung cancer on December 13 in Palm Bay, Florida. She was 84 years old. Rita loved people and was well liked. She will be missed by many. Born and raised in Revere where she met her first husband, Anthony J. Fontina...
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Cutting Through the Water

January 9, 2013
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Cutting Through the Water

Raela Oo’Donnell competes in the butterfly during a meet against Marblehead.
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Rizzo Looks to Build on Successes: Standing Room Only at State of City Speech

January 9, 2013
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Rizzo Looks to Build on Successes: Standing Room Only at State of City Speech

With a packed house, Mayor Dan Rizzo delivered his first State of the City Address on Monday night; using the time more for laying out upcoming plans than for revisiting last year’s accomplishments. Virtually every City Department Head, Chief and Board member was in attendance, as well as the entire School Committee, Superintendent Paul...
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Meet The New Officers

January 9, 2013
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Meet The New Officers

The City Council chose its officers on Monday night prior to the State of the City Address, with Councillor Ira Novoselsky (right) taking the reins as the new president in a 10-1 vote and Councillor Jessica Giannino (left) taking over as vice president in a unanimous vote. City Clerk Ashley Melnik (center) was unanimously re-appointed...
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Gaming Deadline Holds More Than One Mystery

January 9, 2013
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By this time next week, everyone interested in the Expanded Gaming horse race will know just who is holding them and who is folding them. The deadline for getting in the casino (or slots) game is coming next Tuesday, Jan. 15th, when all applicants are expected to submit their paperwork and their $400,000 application...
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