City Was Rich with Schools

March 28, 2013
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There was a time when Revere Public Schools had no shortage of properties and schools – boasting some 18 properties in its envelope of schools just a few short decades ago. In fact, there were so many surplus schools in the late 1970s and early 1980s, that the City couldn’t get rid of them...
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‘The Way’ Offers Many Catholics a Way Back to the Faith

March 28, 2013
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As people filed into the lower hall of Immaculate Conception Church (IC) on Monday night, there was a great deal of excitement, conversation and sharing with one another. People were genuinely happy to see one another. They were also excited to begin the fifth-week of their eight-week class on the Neocatechumenal Way – also...
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Is There an Alternative?

March 28, 2013
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The meeting by the State Department of Transportation on the ethanol trains coming into our community using the existing commuter rails, certainly was not what the many residents and officials wanted to hear. The state officials basically said that there is very little to be done to stop the project. We know that we...
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A Terrible Tragedy

March 28, 2013
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The mauling of a 14 year-old boy by guard dogs is a tragedy for our community. Our prayers go out to the victim who is in the hospital and to his family – the Marchettis. We hope that our city officials will take the time and do their homework in finding a solution so...
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Police Briefs 02-27-2013

March 28, 2013
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MONDAY, MARCH 18 Jermaine Kelley, 27, of 179 Constitution Ave., was arrested on charges of assault & battery upon a police officer, disorderly conduct, and making a threat to commit a crime. Christopher L. Kibbitt, 28, of 10 Yeamans St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of illegal possession of a...
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Healthy Living Program at Revere Karate

March 28, 2013
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Drawing on her own challenges with weight loss and healthy eating, the Revere Karate Academy’s Doreen DiRienzo has put together an innovative, 10-week course to help participants change to healthier behaviors and lifestyles. The program has been dubbed ’10 weeks to a healthier you’ and will include a weekly fitness/cardio workout, nutrition classes and...
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Obituaries 02-27-2013

March 28, 2013
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Victor Niles Paananen College Professor, Dean, Author and Political Activist Victor Niles Paananen of Revere died of cancer on March 24 in Cambridge. He was 75 years old. Born in Ashtabula, Ohio on Jan. 31, 1938 to Niles and Anni (Iloranta) Paananen, he was a graduate of Ashtabula Harbor High in 1956, Harvard University...
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Opiate Summit: A Serious Success: Sometimes Walking Away is the Best Decision

March 22, 2013
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Opiate Summit: A Serious Success: Sometimes Walking Away is the Best Decision

When Janet Calcagno discovered her son Michael – then 13 – was smoking marijuana and drinking, the comfortable Saugus family took every step possible to put a stop to it and send him a zero tolerance message. However, those efforts and the structured home they had always provided him were no match for the...
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Three Cheers for the Moms!

March 22, 2013
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Three Cheers for the Moms!

The RHS cheering parents who have long supported their children finally got their turn in the spotlight at Myrtle Beach, SC, this past weekend. The team brought home another victory. Parents: Darryln Beliveau, Michelle Iacoiello, Kelly Capozzi, Lisa Pesce, Janice Russo, Laurie Godino, Gina Derosier, Tracy D’Elia, Michelle Mazza and Coaches Julianne Esposito, Kristina...
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Parishes in Revere Mirroring Excitement Felt Around the World over Pope’s Election

March 22, 2013
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Parishes across Revere and Chelsea are seemingly giving a big thumbs up to last week’s Vatican vote to elevate Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the position of Pope Francis. They like that he’s an Italian immigrant. They like that he’s from the Americas. They like that he speaks Spanish. And they like the fact...
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Shillelagh Shenanigans

March 22, 2013
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Shillelagh Shenanigans

Eileen McCann shows off her authentic Shillelagh from the old country, and indicated she wasn’t afraid to use it if the occasion presented itself. She was one of many seniors that came out last Thursday decked in green for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon at the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center.
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Police Investigate Quadruple Stabbing

March 22, 2013
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Revere Police are investigating a gang-related incident from late Saturday night on Broadway where four young men were stabbed viciously – two of them in the chest. All four victims survived the attack, but have injuries – police said. Around 11 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to the Broadway House of Pizza for a...
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Slavery in Revere?

March 22, 2013
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Shackles, masters and African slave labor don’t tend to be the things most often associated with Colonial New England, but that “peculiar institution” so common in the Deep South during Colonial times was just as popular in Revere. Revere historian Jeff Pearlman is used to getting strange looks when he talks about how slavery...
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Della Russo Stadium

March 22, 2013
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The vote last week by the Revere City Council to authorize $5.5M bonding for the refurbishment of Harry Della Russo Stadium is long overdue and needs to be commended. In these tough times to spend money on re-doing a park may seem like a project that can be put on hold until better times. ...
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City Announces New Mobile Application to Report Potholes, Graffiti and Other Issues

March 22, 2013
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Since taking office in January of 2012, Mayor Daniel Rizzo has been committed to implementing new technologies that will engage the citizens of Revere in new innovative ways. Online surveys, Facebook, Twitter, and an Email Newsletter have all been used in order to reach residents. Starting March 30, residents will be able to use...
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The Changing Face of Revere

March 22, 2013
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To the Editor: People have been saying for sometime now that the City of Revere is changing right before our eyes. I had always resisted such a notion, feeling that the Revere I grew up in hasn’t changed much at all. It was a destination for immigrants then, when my grandparents came from Italy...
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Well-earned Wages

March 22, 2013
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To the Editor: I am writing in response to “The City Payroll”, published on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. This article raised some important questions regarding public sector employee wages, and although I fully agree that our dwindling budget could be put towards the community itself rather than increasing salaries, I am inclined to oppose...
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AG Ruling Could Put Seriously Impede Outright 
ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

March 22, 2013
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City officials said they will continue to investigate an outright ban of medical marijuana dispensaries in Revere, but a new ruling by state Attorney General Martha Coakley looks to put that effort in jeopardy. Last week, Coakley issued a decision about the bylaws for the new law, voted in overwhelmingly via a ballot question...
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The Walking Bus

March 22, 2013
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The Garfield Elementary School invited all students and their families to walk to school with the Garfield Walking School Bus on Weds., March 6th. Walkers power the Garfield walking school bus. The walking bus begins at a walk stop where students and their families meet and walk together. As walkers make their way towards...
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Police Briefs 03-20-2013

March 22, 2013
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QUICK STOP HIT TWICE Knife-wielding thieves – or perhaps one thief – robbed the Quick Stop on Revere Street twice in one week. First, around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11th, a white male entered the store and immediately demanded money while brandishing a knife. The clerk handed over the till and the robber...
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New Field House 
renovations at RHS Bring Programs Up a Notch

March 22, 2013
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As Revere High School (RHS) athletes move their attention back outside for the spring sports season, they will have left a very comfortable new home in the notably revamped RHS Field House. Long a source of embarrassment with its cavernous feel, condemned bleachers and “furry-looking” dark green ceiling, the Field House has been painstakingly...
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Suffolk Downs Featured in ‘Boston Sports Temples’ Exhibition

March 22, 2013
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Suffolk Downs is one of four historic sports venues featured in Boston Public Library’s current “Boston Sports Temples” exhibition, which showcases these beloved venues and their unique roles in the daily lives and hearts of generations of New Englanders. Suffolk Downs is joined by Fenway Park, the original Boston Garden and Braves Field in...
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Obituaries 03-20-2013

March 22, 2013
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Anthony Ferraro Worked at Tufts University Anthony J. Ferraro of Revere, formerly of Everett and Marblehead, died on March 17 at Beverly Hospital. He was 70 years old. Born in Malden, the son of the late Angelo and Rose (Fallavollita) and a former employee of Tufts University, he was the beloved husband of Sheila...
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McKinley School Funding Approved: Council Moves McKinley Forward; Hundreds Crowd City Hall in Support

March 13, 2013
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McKinley School Funding Approved: Council Moves McKinley Forward;  Hundreds Crowd City Hall in Support

The final piece in the City’s 14-year-long school revitalization plan got the go-ahead Monday night as City Councillors – many with strong, continuing reservations about financing the project – voted in record time to affirm the bond authorization package and allow the McKinley School (now the Hill School) to move forward. The McKinley School...
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