Shedding new light on an historic site

June 23, 2010
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Shedding new light on an historic site

The Old Rumney Marsh Burial Ground on Butler Street has gotten a haircut over the last week with numerous invasive trees removed and several existing trees trimmed thoroughly. The Rumney Marsh Burial Ground Restoration Committee continues to plod along in their efforts to refurbish the old cemetery, which has burials that date back to...

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Big time – Holmes shines at the plate and in the field as St. Mary’s captures a second straight state title

June 23, 2010
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Big time – Holmes shines at the plate and in the field as St. Mary’s captures a second straight state title

Brianna Holmes had three hits and an RBI in her first three at-bats in Saturday’s Division 3 state championship game at Worcester State College. The Murdock pitcher finally retired Holmes in at-bat No. 4, but the damage was done. Holmes and her St. Mary’s High School teammates had an 11-1 lead at that point,...

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She’s Lovin’ It – Revere resident, McDonald’s manager wins prestigious national award

June 23, 2010
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She’s Lovin’ It – Revere resident, McDonald’s manager wins prestigious national award

On her first day at the Revere McDonald’s on Squire Road, current Store Manager Rosa Love worked the drive-thru – taking orders and collecting money. Within on hour, she nearly hung up her Golden Arches and headed for the door. She told her trainer, store owner Sarah Teck, that she couldn’t do the job....

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The cost of conservation

June 23, 2010
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It’s darned if you do and darned if you don’t, when it comes to the rate that water users in Revere will be paying. Even with consumption down for this year, water ratepayers will still have to pay more. The bland world of numbers that is behind the city’s water and sewer rates got...

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Arrest Report 06-23-2010

June 23, 2010
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TUESDAY, JUNE 15 Joseph M. Singleton, 23, of Coventry, R.I., was arrested as a fugitive from justice on charges of malicious destruction of property over $250, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, and being a minor in possession of an air rifle. FRIDAY, JUNE 18 Christopher M. Paradise, 17, of Saugus, was arrested...

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Approve It – Eurovest deserves zoning change

June 23, 2010
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Attorney Gerry D’Ambrosio’s request for a zoning change for his client Eurovest should be approved. Eurovest is the investment and development group putting together the Ocean Avenue development which begins shortly with the construction of a multi-million dollar car parking garage at Wonderland Station. D’Ambrosio’s effort on behalf of Eurovest seeks to put the...

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Good for the Beach – Meters make a lot of sense

June 23, 2010
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation is set on lining Revere Beach with parking meters – something which should have been done decades ago. The city council and the DCR will work together to give this initiative a chance to finally be implemented. And it will take the approval of the council and the...

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Obituaries 06-23-2010

June 23, 2010
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Longina/Strokosz Active in many social, cultural and civic organizations Longina ‘Lonia’ (Zawadka) Strokosz, a longtime resident of Chelsea and Revere, died peacefully on June 19 at her residence, Methuen Village Assisted Living Residences, surrounded by her family. She was 78 years old She was born in Zawiercie, Poland on July 20, 1931, daughter of...

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Opportunity for growth – Grant allows Garfield students to learn gardening in class

June 17, 2010
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Opportunity for growth – Grant allows Garfield students to learn gardening in class

They’re swimming in homegrown tomatoes, green beans and many other food crops at the Garfield Middle School this year, as students have taken to developing their green thumb. Garfield Science teacher Tyler Arlington explained that the school won a three-year grant from the state worth $25,000 per year to conduct a course that teaches...

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Abrams forced to resign – Councillor steps down due to health concerns; another special election set for Aug. 31

June 17, 2010
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Abrams forced to resign – Councillor steps down due to health concerns; another special election set for Aug. 31

There’s something that’s becoming a little eerie about the Ward 1 City Council seat. Newly elected Ward 1 Councillor Corey Abrams resigned his post suddenly and with little explanation early on Thursday morning, sparking a host of rumors, speculation and concern for the newest and youngest member of the council. His resignation follows a...

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Point person on legislation confident of a speedy resolution

June 17, 2010
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More and more, expanding gaming in Massachusetts – and most likely in Revere and East Boston – has become a matter of how rather than when. While proponents at Suffolk Downs, Wonderland and other pro-gaming entities have struggled for years to get approval for expanded gaming, this time around it looks as if the...

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Air On The Side Of Caution – Pharmacy ban is good health policy

June 17, 2010
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The city of Everett Health Department has set itself on a course to ban the sale of cigarettes in pharmacies in that city. The Revere Health Department might do well to do the same. Everett joins the city of Boston, Newton and two other communities in banning cigarette sales in pharmacies. The reasoning, and...

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The Oil Spill – Government response has been unimpressive

June 17, 2010
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We believe the government response to the oil spill drama playing itself out along the southern coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida has been lame and ill-advised. If ever there was a moment to put 200,000 unemployed people to work maintaining the coastline this was it – and it remains so to this...

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Arrest Report 06-16-2010

June 17, 2010
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MONDAY, JUNE 7 Edgar Fonseca, 52, of 18 Walden Ave., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. TUESDAY, JUNE 8 Moulayahmed Elalami, 18, of Chelsea, was arrested on a charge of receiving stolen property over $250. Ivan A. Molina, 35, of Boston, was arrested on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor...

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Obituaries 06-16-2010

June 16, 2010
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Alice O’Brien, 65 Retired Rehabilitation Aide Alice E. (Williams) O’Brien passed away peacefully in her Malden home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with overwhelming illness on Sunday June 13. She was 65 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Paul H. Williams and...

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With the help of RHS, Toro cleared a path to BC

June 10, 2010
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With the help of RHS, Toro cleared a path to BC

Kevin Toro is one Revere High School (RHS) senior that is on the move, but right now he is very happy to be sitting still in Revere. Toro is one member of a huge senior class – nearly 400 students – who will graduate today, Wednesday, June 9, at 6 p.m. in Harry Della...

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Call in the reserves – Mayor: We have to dip into our savings

June 10, 2010
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It’s time to dig deep into the City’s piggybank this year. Mayor Tom Ambrosino unveiled his City Budget on Monday and said that there is no more left to cut, and that the City would survive this year by raiding the Rainy Day Fund to the tune of around $2 million. “We need $2...

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Petruccelli says it won’t be difficult bringing everyone to the table

June 10, 2010
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Optimism is high in the state Senate on expanded gaming, according to Sen. Anthony Petruccelli (D-East Boston), who told the City Council Monday that they could probably expect something by the end of the summer. Legislation has been kicked around Beacon Hill since last fall, when House Speaker Bob DeLeo (D-Winthrop) announced he would...

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Entertaining An Idea – Shouldn’t city reap financial reward for granting entertainment licenses?

June 10, 2010
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Entertainment licenses, like liquor licenses that are given by the Licensing Board can be taken away. The Licensing Board giveth. The Licensing Board taketh away. An entertainment license is not a right. It is a privilege. It is a bit like the liquor license that comes with it. This being said, perhaps the Licensing...

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Weekend Weather – Sunday’s storm was one to remember

June 10, 2010
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Is it climate change? Is it our imagination or what? Recent lightning and thunder storms have seemed much more violent and destructive than we can recall in a lifetime. Sunday’s storms were savage – as two homeowners found out in Beachmont when their waterfront homes had their roofs blown off and some occupants injured....

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Arrest Report 06-09-2010

June 10, 2010
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MONDAY, MAY 31 Melissa R. Columbus, 19, of 10 Yeamans St., was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, interfering with a police officer while performing his duty, and assault & battery upon a police officer. Hakeem L. Sawyer, 19, of Roxbury, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a knife in violation of...

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Obituaries 06-09-2010

June 10, 2010
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William Masella Florida resident William J. Masella, a long time resident of Merritt Island, Florida, formerly of Everett, died on June 4. He was 60 years old. Born in Everett, he was the beloved son of Mary (Ragucci) Masella and the late Mario of Florida; dear and devoted brother of Joanne Mazzie of Everett,...

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Abrams resigning

June 10, 2010
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Councillor Corey Abrams has apparently decided to resign from the city council because of an undiagnosed medical condition that has been affecting him. Abrams is undergoing hospital tests this week and made his decision to resign after consulting with members of his family. Abrams was recently sworn in to replace the late Councillor Jim...

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Calming the waters – State Police vow to keep the peace on Revere Beach

June 5, 2010
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Calming the waters – State Police vow to keep the peace on Revere Beach

The sunny, warm weather this spring has contributed to a great beginning at Revere Beach this season, though it has also brought some concerns. Whispers abound at what many believe to be an influx of gang members from Boston and from cities to the north. Likewise, there are nudges as regulars at the Beach...

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