Obituaries 02-20-2013

February 20, 2013
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Edythe Levine Of Revere Edythe (Borodkin) Levine of Revere passed away on February 16. She was 92 years old. The beloved wife of the late Harry Saul Levine, she was the devoted mother of Phyllis Levenson and her late husband, Barry, Roberta Dupont and her husband, James and Steven Levine and his wife, Laurie...
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The Blizzard of 2013: Mountains of Snow Couldn’t Sink Revere Residents, Work Crews

February 13, 2013
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The Blizzard of 2013: Mountains of Snow Couldn’t Sink Revere Residents, Work Crews

While warmer temperatures over the last few days have erased a bit of the memory and the mounds of snow from the Blizzard of 2013, city officials and many residents (especially their backs!) have yet to completely forget the high winds and heavy snow that blanketed Revere over a period of 18 hours last...
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Speak Now, and Hold Your Peace

February 13, 2013
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Poor “Vinnie” just talked to much last Wednesday. Had he stopped just one minute from his obscenity-laced, threat-laden telephone rant, he might have realized that he was speaking to a police officer and not the Beachmont man he was hot to pulverize with his fists. Had he just stopped, even for one second, he...
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The Blizzard of 2013

February 13, 2013
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The Blizard of 2013 has been put into the record books.  And for those of us old enough  to remember the Blizzard if 1978, we have survived both these natural catastrophes. Reflecting on the aftermath of the two storms and their effects on our city is a story of night and day. Who can...
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Police Briefs 02-13-2013

February 13, 2013
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Frank B. Spingel, 43, of Boston, was arrested on charges of mayhem and intimidation of a witness. Jonathan M. Coraine,  26, of Whitman, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, illegal possession of a Class A controlled...
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Revere High Sports Roundup

February 13, 2013
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Girls indoor track teams tops Saugus The Revere High girls indoor track team ended its season on a winning note last Wednesday, defeating Saugus 49-36 at the Merullo Fieldhouse.  The victory ensured the Lady Patriots of a winning season, their first in three years. The meet was a hard-fought battle throughout, with the teams...
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Obituaries 02-13-2013

February 13, 2013
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Catherine Texera Paralegal and Advocate for Homeless, Underprivileged, Elderly and Disenfranchised Catherine M. (Forgione) Texera died at her Revere home on February 10 after a three year battle with cancer. She was 66 years old. Born in Boston, she lived in Revere for most of her life and was a 1964 graduate of Revere...
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Many Contingencies in the Works if Snowstorm Turns Ugly; Predictions Are Still Shaky and Flooding Threat Won’t Be Known Until 6 A.m. Saturday; City Urges Coastal Residents to Pay Close Attention to Tide Warnings Early Saturday

February 8, 2013
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The City is preparing to call a snow emergency at noon today (Friday) and Mayor Dan Rizzo has announced he will hold a public information meeting in the City Council Chambers at 1 p.m. (Friday). It will be broadcast live on local cable. A number of contingencies have already been planned, and residents are...
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A Total Remake: State Announces $2.7M Grant to Revamp Della Russo Stadium

February 6, 2013
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A Total Remake: State Announces $2.7M Grant to Revamp Della Russo Stadium

Welcome home, Revere outdoor track team. It’s been years since the Revere High School (RHS) outdoor track team has been able to have a home meet, and even more years since the RHS football team has been able to play on a surface that wasn’t transformed into a wavy dirt patch by midseason. All...
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Cursive Writing Becoming a Lost Art

February 6, 2013
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Cursive Writing Becoming a Lost Art

Staff members in the Revere Building Department knew something was amiss in their filing cabinets when the P’s turned up in the B’s. Things then escalated a when the I’s suddenly were found in the L’s. After a bit of investigating, Building Department Clerk Valerie Moscone turned up the culprit: the high school interns...
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Budget Buster Looms at Garfield

February 6, 2013
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City and school officials are bracing for what could be a structural catastrophe at the Garfield School – a catastrophe in the sense that the repair bill could become a budget buster. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, apparently a large concrete panel on the outer façade of the Garfield School – specifically on...
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Margaret “Peggy” White Turns 100

February 6, 2013
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Longtime Revere resident Margaret “Peggy” (Furlong) White recently celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by more than 50 well-wishers, including her brother, children, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and friends, including Ethel (Ferretti) Toomey, a life long dear friend and bridesmaid in Peggy’s wedding.  The festivities took place at Eventide Home, in...
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ED Markey’s Senate Candidacy: Our Long-time Congressman Has Received Many Endorsements

February 6, 2013
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Although it is the long-standing policy of this newspaper not to endorse candidates for public office, we nonetheless feel compelled to make note of the candidacy of our outstanding, long-time Congressman, Edward J. Markey, for the U.S. Senate seat which has been vacated by John F. Kerry, who is the new Secretary of State...
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Police Briefs 02-06-2013

February 6, 2013
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MONDAY, JANUARY 28 Evan J. Goldney, 27, of 170 Rumney Rd., was arrested on charges of unarmed robbery, illegal possession of a Class A controlled narcotic substance, illegal possession of a Class A controlled narcotic substance wkith intent to distribute, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. Steven L. McLemore, 36, of Winthrop, was arrested on...
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Boys Hoop Drops Heartbreaker to Saugus

February 6, 2013
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The Revere High boys basketball team dropped a heartbreaking 62-60 decision to Saugus last Tuesday evening at the Merullo fieldhouse. The contest was an outstanding high school game between two teams who are vying for a spot in the post-season state tournament. The Patriots came into the game with an 8-6 mark, while Saugus...
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Obituaries 02-06-2012

February 6, 2013
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Edward Palumbo Retired US Postal Clerk Edward F. Palumbo, a 20 year resident of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, died unexpectedly on January 31 at the Union Hospital in Lynn. He was 68 years old.Born in Everett, he lived in East Boston for most of his life and was a 1962 graduate of Sacred...
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Quack,Quack: Duck Hunters and Some Residents Having Harder Time Sharing Space

January 31, 2013
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Quack,Quack: Duck Hunters and Some Residents Having Harder Time Sharing Space

Living on Revere Beach or near the Rumney Marsh, there are a lot of unexpected surprises that emerge from nature and such things that go along with a serene landscape. For example, there are coyotes on the Marsh. People on the Beach occasionally see Bald Eagles. But one might not expect quiet winter mornings...
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New Developer Buys Roseland

January 31, 2013
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A New Jersey-based company has acquired the Roseland Development Company and its Overlook Ridge project in North Revere and has aggressive plans to revive several long-stalled Roseland projects. Mack-Cali Realty Corporation of Edison, NJ, announced a barrage of development action last week, not long after finalizing a deal to take over Roseland Development Company...
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RHA Officials Surprised By State’s Comments

January 31, 2013
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In a tit-for-tat discussion that has erupted in the newspapers, state housing officials last week went on the attack towards the Revere Housing Authority (RHA) one week after local officials criticized a new plan to regionalize housing authorities. Now, local officials say they are shocked that they cannot speak their mind without the threat...
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Questions Arise over Construction of Pines Pump Station

January 31, 2013
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Not even one month has gone by in the year and City Councillors have already engaged in a major disagreement over the investigation of the brand new Pines Pump Station. The $1 million station just opened late last year after many years of delays and complications with pricing. Now that it’s open, there are...
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Markey Picking Up Endorsements In Senate Bid

January 31, 2013
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Congressman Ed Markey collected numerous endorsements over the past week in his potential run for U.S. Senate while his only Democratic competition – South Boston Congressman Stephen Lynch – is set to reveal his plans later this week. In a show of support, elected officials from across Markey’s current district pledged support to his...
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The Names Have Changed, but Not the Game of Politics

January 31, 2013
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In the old west of the 1870’s, Judge Roy Bean dispensed justice west of the Pecos with his saying: “We are going to give this man a fair trial before we go out and hang him.” That was his justice back then and to observers of the recent events at the Revere Housing Authority,...
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Police Briefs 01-30-2013

January 31, 2013
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MONDAY, JANUARY 21 Robert J. Madore, 39, of 62A Lincoln St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Edward M. Freni, 39, of Everett, was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 Robin Spagnuolo, 52, of 31 Newman St., was arrested on a charge of uttering a false prescription. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY...
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Revere High Sports Roundup

January 31, 2013
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Caramello, Harris spark Revere to 45-42 win over Danvers The Revere High girls basketball team had a tough assignment Friday night, playing a hungry Danvers contingent that is trying to grind out wins for a trip to the State Tournament. The host Falcons made things interesting to the very end, but clutch baskets by...
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