Slicin’ Up the Hot Beef; is an Instant Hit for Kelly’s Roast Beef Employee O’Brien

August 14, 2013
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When Cody O’Brien plotted about how to draw attention to his fledgling rap career, he never thought he could accomplish that by rapping about his summer job at Kelly’s on the Beach. But that’s just what has happened over the last week as his summer anthem about working at Kelly’s has taken off on...
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Police Add More Patrols on Broadway

August 14, 2013
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Revere Police are going to be hitting Broadway in force in the coming weeks, and they are taking prisoners. Three major violent events took place on Broadway over the past week, including a very serious incident outside of Peter Woo’s Restaurant, as well as a number of other minor calls, and it has been...
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We Must Prepare for Rising Sea Levels

August 14, 2013
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Benjamin Franklin coined the expression 200 years ago, “You should buy land because they are not making it anymore.”  Well, that may not be exactly true for the last 100 years,  as all the communities on the water have been reclaiming low-lying marsh land.  One just has to look at the the Back Bay...
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Thank You, Massport

August 14, 2013
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Today’s Massport officials are far different from those whom  our parents who lived in our community during the 1960’s had to contend with.  Back in the 1960’s, Massport was an agency that just took what it wanted, regardless of the impact on the community.  One only has to look back  at the neighborhood of...
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Police Briefs 08-14-2013

August 14, 2013
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MONDAY, AUGUST 5  David A. Bowden, 33, of 84 Fernwood Ave., was arrested on a charge of illegal possession of a Class A controlled narcotic substance. Megan J. Silva, 25, of Woburn, was arrested on a charge of knowingly being present when heroin is kept. Philip J. Morris, 29, of 458 Park Ave., was...
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Kaleb Silva Wins Annual RHS Football Iron Man Competition

August 14, 2013
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Kaleb Silva was the winner of the annual Revere High School football team’s Ironman Competition held at Revere Beach. A junior, Silva accumulated the highest combined point total in the five events: tire flip, farmer’s walk, big bag throw, obstacle course, and the timed run. Silva edged senior captain Tommy Potrait for first place...
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Obituaries 08-14-2013

August 14, 2013
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James Milton Harriss Retired Cook, Will Be Remembered for His Kindness, Intelligence and Sense of Humor James Milton “Jim” Harriss died surrounded by family in his Revere home on Friday evening, August 9.  He was 93 years old. Jim served in the United States Coast Guard from 1940 to 1962 and traveled all over...
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Help Richie Scannelli Pay His Medical Bills

August 12, 2013
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After a brutal attack on Revere native Richie Scannelli – a mentally disabled man – in Winthrop last week by a group of teens, the 57-year-old has incurred significant medical bills after many hours of surgery and care. David and Susan Catino have rallied Richie’s friends from Revere and Winthrop to help pay. Their...
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Former Resident is in Middle of National Immigration Debate

August 7, 2013
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Just a few years ago, Maria Peniche was roaming the halls of Revere High School (RHS), a smiling young lady full of energy with academic talents that she hoped would one day lead to a career at the United Nations representing the United States. However, 2013 finds her in a very different place, that...
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Preliminary in Ward 5 Called off with Billy Bell’s Withdrawal

August 7, 2013
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It looks as if last week’s announcement of a Preliminary Election was a bit preliminary. This week, the Sept. 17th Preliminary Election in Ward 5 is called off just one week after it was called. That came on Monday when candidate Billy Bell, of the Jack Satter House, withdrew from the race. He was...
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Fight Brewing over Digital Billboards

August 7, 2013
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Members of the Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) typically focus in on trash, but currently they are crunching numbers and they believe the City is getting ripped off by billboard companies looking to convert to digital displays. Currently, ClearChannel Outdoor – regionally located in Stoneham – is proposing to convert its existing two-sided traditional billboard...
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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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