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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In One Year,correggio Wins Battle of the Bulge

January 9, 2013
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When the calendar turned to 2012 last January, City Councillor John Correggio vowed to lose some weight. His doctor had challenged him to lose weight, and he knew he had to do something. Like many do at the first of every year, Correggio set out on a path to knock off a few pounds...
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Carey Excels in Dancing

January 9, 2013
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Courtney Carey is a young woman of many talents but dancing has always been a special avocation for her. She was a four-year varsity cheerleader and a member of the dance team at St. Mary’s High School in Lynn where she helped lead the teams to several championships. An honor roll student and a...
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State of City Full of Good News

January 9, 2013
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Mayor Dan Rizzo delivered his State of the City address on Monday night – his first since taking office last January – and it was certainly full of information, good news and deserved optimism. Make no mistake, there are some challenges coming. Mid-year cuts to the City’s local aid funds from the state. A...
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Novoselsky a Good Choice for President

January 9, 2013
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City Councillor Ira Novoselsky is perhaps one of the few full-time councillors who has yet to wield the gavel as Council President. Though he has been on the Council for many years, he has never had that leading role on the body. Though he has been vice president several times, until now, he has...
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Police Briefs 01-09-2013

January 9, 2013
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DECEMBER 31 Jason M. Carangelo, 41, of 30 Park Ave., was arrested on charges of assault & battery and intimidation of a witness. JANUARY 2 George C. Ryan, 59, of Lowell, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Jason Evans Marden, 30, of Boston, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a Class E...
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RHS Sports Roundup

January 9, 2013
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Girls rebound to beat Peabody The Revere High girls basketball team split its two games this past week, falling to Beverly, 51-39, Friday evening, but then bouncing back to defeat Peabody, 54-43. The Lady Patriots endured what head coach Katelyn Leonard termed “a rough game from start to finish” against Beverly. ” We shot...
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Obituaries 01-09-2013

January 9, 2013
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Joseph Gallant Boston Police Detective Joseph P. Gallant, Boston Police Department Detective, of West Roxbury, formerly of Revere passed away on January 4. He was 56 years old. He was a veteran Detective with the Boston Police Department, most recently working out of the Family Justice Center and a member of the Boston Police...
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Japan a Learning Experience for Revere’s Donovan

January 4, 2013
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Japan a Learning Experience for Revere’s Donovan

From a very young age – whether it was playing with toys brought back from Japan by an aunt or watching TV shows like Pokémon from Japan – Revere High School (RHS) senior Shannen Donovan has been attracted to the Land of the Rising Sun. And this past school term, she got to live...
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DeLeo Easily Re-elected Speaker of the House

January 4, 2013
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DeLeo Easily Re-elected Speaker of the House

House Speaker Bob DeLeo won an easy re-election to the top post as Speaker on Wednesday in the State House, and in comments after his election, vowed to tackle the state’s fiscally-unsound Department of Transportation (MassDOT). With Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo, Winthrop Council President Peter Gill and Winthrop City Manager James McKenna in the...
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Taking The Plunge

January 4, 2013
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Taking The Plunge

The Dennis Rich Memorial Polar Plunge had it’s 4th annual dip on New Year’s Day in honor of Jimmy Rich, who passed away from cancer. He left in addition to his many friends, his wife and three children. The group gathered en masse at the Beachmont VFW Post 6712 where they enjoyed refreshments both...
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Rizzo to Deliver State of City on Monday Night

January 4, 2013
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Mayor Dan Rizzo will recap his initial year in office during his first State of the City Address on Jan. 7th to the City Council in the City Council Chambers – focusing specifically on campaign initiatives that he has begun implementing over the past year. The 2013 City of Revere’s State of the City...
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Markey Will Run for Senate Seat

January 4, 2013
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Revere’s congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) has officially tossed his hat in the ring as a candidate for Sen. John Kerry’s potentially vacant seat – and already Sen. Scott Brown has publicly challenged Markey’s residency at the Congressman’s childhood home in Malden. Markey announced his candidacy on Dec. 27th in a press conference. “With Senator...
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Large Number of Homeless Students in RPS

January 4, 2013
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The number of officially homeless students in the City’s school district has more than doubled over the last two years, and school officials said it is both a sobering and expensive turn of events. As of the end of the last term (December 21st), the schools reported that there is an all-time high of...
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Working Across City Boundaries

January 4, 2013
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Many, many years ago, Chelsea and Revere were one in the same city. There were no boundaries along the Parkway or Chelsea Creek that separated the communities. When the communities were based on agriculture in the early days, there are stories in the history books of Chelsea farmers and Revere farmers banding together in...
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Boys, Girls Basketball Teams Win Tournament

January 4, 2013
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Patriots defeat  Pope John, Lynnfield; Ciambelli is MVP The Revere High boys basketball team enjoyed an outstanding holiday week, capturing the Pope John XXIII Christmas Tournament with victories over the host team in the opening round and Lynnfield in the championship encounter. “The team played well throughout the tourney,” said RHS head coach Rick...
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