Another Link to a Childhood Is Gone …

March 18, 2015
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The passing of William Scantlebury of Betty Ann’s Donuts in East Boston, famous for his “sinkers” brings to a close another link to a childhood that was much simpler and easier than what our children are dealing with today. The first time that my brothers and I tasted a “sinker” was in the mid...
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Letter to the Editor

March 18, 2015
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We are lucky to have some great support Dear Editor: In the course of everyday living there are people or organizations that make an impact on our daily lives.  Many times we take these individuals or organizations for granted as they perform exceptional or even routine services without fanfare. They go out of their...
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Sometimes Common Sense Just Loses Out …

March 18, 2015
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The article in last week’s Revere Journal about CAPIC losing the state funding for running its homeless program seems just counterproductive. Robert Repucci, CAPIC Director, said that he was forced to stop the program to help stave off local homelessness that has been successful and in place for more than 48 years because of...
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Okay Enough, We Set a New Record

March 18, 2015
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Sunday night’s snowfall was enough to set a new record for snow accumulation in Boston in a single season. This winter will be something to tell our grandchildren as we will recount the bitter cold for days on end, the constant snow shoveling, the bags of rock salt that we bought to keep our...
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Sports 03-18-2015

March 18, 2015
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“We’re practicing inside the high school and Lafayette School,” said DiBiaso. “I don’t think we’ll be playing any preseason or regular season games for awhile. It will be at least two weeks, if not more.” The Everett High track and tennis teams are always conducting their practices indoors, “making the best of a tough...
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Obituaries 03-18-2015

March 18, 2015
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John Papa Sena Of Reading, formerly of Revere John Papa Sena of Reading, formerly of Revere, died on March 13. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was an operating engineer for Local 4. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy (Reardon) Sena; devoted father of Lisa Cunha and her...
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Ice Ice Baby

March 11, 2015
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Ice Ice Baby

Looking more like Iceland than Revere Beach these days, this photo of a giant glaciers and ice floes continue to occupy and block up the Beach, across from Kelly’s, after this winter’s brutal cold and snow. While most everyone knows about the snow totals, few know that it has also been a record year...
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Revere Beach Hotel Deal is Coming Together

March 11, 2015
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Developers for Waterfront Square are preparing to begin the process of bringing a hotel to Revere Beach – specifically on the parcel of land on the beach side of Wonderland Station. Joe DiGangi, of EuroVest, announced late last week that the project is preparing to welcome the addition of a Marriott hotel to the...
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Horse Racing Industry Hopes for Legislation, Ready for New Plans

March 11, 2015
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Time is of the essence, say those locally involved in the horseracing industry, but breeders and trainers remain optimistic that the state will approve legislation to allow racing to take place at Suffolk Downs this coming season – perhaps as early as June. Just last week, members of the regional Horsemen’s Benevolent Protection Association...
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City Moves Toward Law to Step up Inspectional Services

March 11, 2015
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REVERE – The city has already cleaned up one blighted property on Washington Street and turned it into saleable condominiums, now they are moving to give inspectional services the tools and support to clean up more. Tuesday night the City Council heard a presentation on how Massachusetts General Law 40U can benefit city officials...
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Rizzo to Seek Another Term

March 11, 2015
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For Mayor Dan Rizzo, the last three years have been a whirlwind (literally), and a roulette wheel (literally), but the extraordinary circumstances that have played out in his first term have not discouraged him, but rather have encouraged him to keep seeking out the small victories often overlooked in public life. With that in...
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Harvard Students Get Ready to Plan a Redesigned Revere

March 11, 2015
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REVERE – For the next eight weeks 50 graduate students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design will be teaming up with the city to work on the design and development of several areas in the city. Last Thursday Mayor Dan Rizzo, Economic Development Director John Festa, City Planner Frank Stringi and others met...
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Police Briefs 03-11-2015

March 11, 2015
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SHOTS FIRED OUTSIDE SQUIRE LOUNGE Revere Police are investigating three gunshots discharged right outside the entrance to the Squire Lounge early Friday morning. At around 12:41 a.m., police were called to the Squire for gunshots witnessed by several people. Witnesses told police they observed a dark vehicle with two occupants pull up to the...
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Richard Penta

March 11, 2015
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Richard A. Penta was a vital part of the daily life and city government of Revere. He not only served as the Ward 1 City Councillor for several terms, but he contributed to the betterment of community and the people around him throughout his adult life. He cared about his city and his Beachmont...
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Congratulations Revere Pop Warner

March 11, 2015
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The Revere Pop Warner Junior Patriots youth football and cheerleading organization is highly regarded in Massachusetts and beyond. The Revere cheerleading program has produced numerous national championships as director Carolyn Demers and the RPW staff of coaches have worked hard to lead their teams to best-in-the-nation status, which is a tremendous accomplishment. Revere’s football...
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Letters to the Editor

March 11, 2015
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She let us down Dear Editor Our new congressional elected official, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who represents the City of Revere, has recently verbally attacked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, suggesting that the Prime Minister keep his mouth shut and allow Obama another two years, after trying for the past six years to keep...
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Sports 03-11-2015

March 11, 2015
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IC JV Basketball champiuons The Immaculate Conception Boys Junior Varsity basketball team finished up a strong season by winning the Middlesex Catholic Elementary School League Championship. After going undefeated during the regular season, the boys entered the playoffs as the number 1 seed.  With victories in the playoffs against St Mary’s of Melrose and...
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Obituaries 03-11-2015

March 11, 2015
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Rocco Anthony Jesso Gifted and Much Loved Educator Rocco Anthony Jesso, a Charlestown native, formerly of Revere, died on Wednesday, March 4 after a long illness at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 83 years old. Mr. Jesso was born and raised in his family home in Charlestown. He was educated in Boston Public Schools...
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Happy Birthday Dr.Seuss

March 4, 2015
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Happy Birthday Dr.Seuss

Beachmont First Grader Isaac Patente was ready to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a look at ‘The Lorax’ on Monday during the Read Across America celebration throughout Revere Public Schools. Numerous local and state dignitaries, including Mayor Dan Rizzo and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, were at various schools to read to the students.
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Vinny Prezioso Making It Big as a Billboard Hit

March 4, 2015
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Vinny Prezioso Making It Big as a Billboard Hit

If pop songwriter and producer, Vinny Prezioso, was stranded by the MBTA in Boston during a blizzard and forced to sculpt himself an igloo for shelter, he couldn’t survive without his acoustic guitar, laptop, and microphone. It would be a multi-story presidential suite of icy domes; complete with a television and two hot tubs...
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Special Election Called to Fill Ward 1 Council Seat Vacancy

March 4, 2015
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The Revere City Clerk and the Election Commission will likely call for a Special Election after the March 9 City Council meeting in order to fill the vacancy in Ward 1 left by the passing of Richard Penta last week. According to election officials, a Special Election must take place for a vacated ward...
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Towing Woes: Shirley Ave Residents Upset Over Process

March 4, 2015
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Several residents in the Shirley Avenue are up in arms this week after what they are terming a rude and unannounced raid Feb. 25 on their neighborhood by City-contracted tow companies that were asked by Police officials to shovel out buried cars and tow them away. Some residents said they were ordered to pay...
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Police Briefs 03-04-2015

March 4, 2015
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ARRESTED AT SEACOAST A 16-year-old from the Seacoast School was arrested on serious charges after a fight that injured a teacher last Thursday morning. Around 11:47 a.m. a couple of kids got into a fight at the school. A teacher tried to intervene as one student got another in a headlock and the student...
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We Are One Community

March 4, 2015
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When hateful notes were found in the Shirley Avenue in Revere last week – notes that were threatening to Muslims – the city rallied and responded in an extraordinary way. First of all, the Revere Police responded to the situation with the utmost seriousness. While the specific threats on the notes, which purported to...
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