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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Obituaries 01-30-2013

January 31, 2013
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Hugh Peter Hanlon Avid Dart Enthusiast, of Wilmington, formerly of Point of Pines Hugh Peter Hanlon of Wilmington, formerly of Revere Point of Pines, died suddenly on Jan 17. He was 58 years old. A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1972 and a member of the Knights of Columbus of Tewksbury, Peter...
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On the Parquet Floor

January 23, 2013
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On the Parquet Floor

The state champion Revere High School (RHS) Cheerleading Team got to accompany the RHS JROTC to center court at the Boston Celtics game last Wednesday, Jan. 16th. Coach Julianne Esposito, Kristina Russo and local veteran Jamie Chambers accompanied the cheerleaders.
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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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