Inspectors Hit Streets to Start Enforcing Dumpster Ordinance

April 4, 2013
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The City’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) takes April 1st seriously. It’s not because they like to play pranks. In fact, it’s nothing of the sort. It’s the day when they hit the streets and begin enforcing the City’s strict new sanitation ordinances – and that’s no foolin’. On Monday, April 1st, inspectors began the...
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City Settles with Brain Damaged Prisoner for Record $1.75 Million

April 4, 2013
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After 10 days in front of a jury in Federal Court, the City has settled a four-year-old civil lawsuit for $1.75 million – the highest settlement ever given by the City – in a case where it was alleged a handful of Revere Police officers showed callous indifference to a suicidal man – a...
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Waugh Auto Repair Closes Its Doors

April 4, 2013
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Another legendary Broadway family business is heading to the history books. Waugh’s Automotive on the corner of Broadway and Fenno Street will close its doors for the last time on Saturday, April 6th, and Dick and Terry Waugh will enter into retirement. It will be the first time that a Waugh hasn’t reported to...
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More Pizzazz Sought in Design

April 4, 2013
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The new Hill School design just isn’t “speaking” to Superintendent Paul Dakin, and he said this week that he will call on architects to really flex their creative muscles in coming up with a better final design. “The building still doesn’t pop for me,” said Dakin this week. “After building so many schools, we...
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An Era Comes to an End

April 4, 2013
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The announcement by Terry and Dick Waugh that they will be closing their family business is an end of an era in the Revere business community. For more than 80 years, a member of the Waugh family has always shown up for work at the family business on the corner of Broadway and Fenno...
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The Return of the Piping Plovers

April 4, 2013
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The lumberjacks of the West Coast have the spotted owls and the residents in Capistrano have the Flamingos. In Revere, we now have the annual return of the Piping Plovers and their expanding nesting area at Revere Beach. Every year there seems more of the Beach is fenced off and beach goers are forbidden...
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Police Briefs 04-03-2013

April 4, 2013
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MONDAY, MARCH 25 Scott Komorney, 46, of Medford, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Gianpaolo M. Cerretani, 21, of Revere, listed as homeless, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, MARCH 26 Edward Ortiz Vargas, 22, of Chelsea, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Luciano Maldonado, 44, of 11 Calumet St., was arrested on...
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RHS Baseball Team Opens Season Friday

April 4, 2013
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The Revere High baseball team will open its season Friday afternoon, hosting non-league foe Cambridge on the high school ballfield. The opening pitch of the 2013 campaign for the local boys of spring is set for 4:00pm. “We’re looking forward to the start of the season,” said RHS head coach Nick Faggas, who is...
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Obituaries 04-03-2013

April 4, 2013
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Salvatore ‘Skippy’ D’Addario Proprietor and Founder of “ABBA Medical Supply” of Exeter, NH Salvatore J. “Skippy” D’Addario of New Hampshire, formerly of East Boston and Revere, died unexpectedly on March 27 at the Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH. He had been in declining health for more than a year following a course of kidney dialysis....
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Holy Week Masses

March 28, 2013
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Holy Week Masses

Palm Sunday was a busy day at area churches, as the anticipation of Holy Week and Easter weekend was on everyone’s mind.Father George Butera of St. Anthony’s waves the palms and greets the parishioners. Meanwhile, Joseph Bitto plays the part of Jesus in a Passion Play performed by the St. Anthony’s youth group during...
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Boy, 14, Mauled by Two Guard Dogs

March 28, 2013
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The blood-curdling screams of 14-year-old Brandon Marchetti could be heard repeatedly on the 9-1-1 tape as 12-year-old Carmen Scoppettuolo – Marchetti’s friend – told Marchetti to roll up in a ball to avoid the relentless attacks of two Rottweilers guarding a construction demolition yard behind Northgate Mall. “Help is coming,” yelled Carmen in a...
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Most Dogs Not Registered or Known to City Officials

March 28, 2013
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The City has made great gains in the last year to license dogs residing in Revere, but still thousands of dogs are potentially unlicensed and unknown to City officials. Per state law, dog owners are required to annually license their dog or dogs with the City Clerk of a municipality and pay a small...
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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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