Shop ’til you drop – Retailers prepare for a busy weekend

August 12, 2010
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Shop ’til you drop – Retailers prepare for a busy weekend

Not fond of taxes? Well, this weekend everyone can avoid paying taxes on several items during the state Sales Tax Holiday. The holiday – passed last week by state government as part of the larger Economic Development Bill – will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 and 15th. It exempts most items...

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Feds look at records, meet with department heads

August 12, 2010
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Two agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) made a stop at Revere City Hall on Monday and Tuesday and seemingly turned the Hall sideways. Everyone was on edge. Workers went up the stairs with file folders, and then came back down again. Copies were made – apparently a lot of them. Agents...

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Rockers reunite to help Celebrate Revere

August 12, 2010
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There’s a bond amongst band mates that a number of musicians insist can last a lifetime. Sometimes, a guitarist can communicate with the bass player without even speaking. And some bonds can even span a musical break of three decades. That’s the situation for one group of Revere guys who have formed the band...

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Bocce on the beach; tourney will benefit the Rumney Marsh Bural Ground Restoration Committee

August 12, 2010
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The Bocce balls will be rolling on Revere Beach Saturday, Aug. 21, as part of the Bocce on the Beach at Low Tide fundraiser. The fundraiser is to benefit the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground Restoration Committee and organizers said it’s a first for the Beach. “We wanted to have something that was a little...

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Last Gasp – There’s still hope for casino legislation

August 12, 2010
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The expanded gaming bill is not dead, yet. There is the chance the legislation could come back to full blown life if the legislature is brought back into session, and soon. That is a possibility because the state is set to receive $675 million in federal funding that would require the legislature to assign...

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Arrest Report 08-12-2010

August 12, 2010
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MONDAY, AUGUST 2 Jeffrey L. Boggs, 19, of Woburn, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance and shoplifting. Ricardo dos Reis, 30, of 1123 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Patrick J. McLaughlin, 26, of Everett...

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Obituaries 08-12-2010

August 12, 2010
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Antonio Cafarelli Retired Revere Police Lieutenant, founding member of Revere Little League Antonio J. "Tony" Cafarelli, Revere Police Lieutenant (Retired), died on August 7 at his Revere home following a long and stoic battle with serious illness. He was 88 years old. Born to Nicholas and Maria (Panebianco) Caferelli, Italian immigrants, he was one...

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FBI at city hall

August 11, 2010
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The FBI has been combing through records at city hall for the past two days. The appearance of the FBI has set off a wave of interest among city hall employees and certainly among residents throughout the city. It is believed the FBI has been searching for records relating to building permits and permits...

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Born to be a soldier – Sabatino part of the largest deployment from the Bay State since World War II

August 4, 2010
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Born to be a soldier – Sabatino part of the largest deployment from the Bay State since World War II

Whether he was setting up tiny army men, practicing to be a Ninja Turtle, or playing in paintball wars, Beachmont’s Rafael Sabatino has always been a soldier. This week, Pvt. Rafael Sabatino – of the 101st Division Airborne Screaming Eagles – will finally be a combat soldier, as he ships out to Afghanistan as...

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Phillies win back-to-back championships

August 4, 2010
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Phillies win back-to-back championships

By Andrea Mazzarelli This year is the second year in a row that the Phillies have made it all the way to the championship. No, not the Philadelphia Phillies, but the St. Mary’s Major League 10-12 year olds and they have won both years in a row. With the season spanning the months from...

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The chips are down – Casino bill begins to unravel as politics takes center stage

August 4, 2010
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What looked like a billion dollar bonanza in the form of expanded gaming has turned into a billion dollar banana peel – and everyone’s slipping on it this week. State leaders from the governor to House reps are embroiled with infighting this week after a long weekend of compromise and, subsequently, catastrophe. Gov. Deval...

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Mayor will set up hearing to revoke track’s parking license

August 4, 2010
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Wonderland Dog Track has run out of time to pay its taxes, and there will be no more extensions. Mayor Tom Ambrosino said on Monday that Wonderland still hadn’t paid its whopping tax bill and he would move to revoke their commuter parking lot license. “I believe the License Commission will set up a...

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Perfect Summer – August in New England

August 4, 2010
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Forgive us our obsession with the New England weather and its nuances. However, we are endlessly fascinated by the weather. Watching the weather and measuring its heartbeat is almost as interesting as being inside the chambers of the State House watching an expanded gambling bill die a horrible death on Beacon Hill. The summer...

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Arrest Report 08-04-2010

August 4, 2010
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MONDAY, JULY 26 Frederick J. Armstrong, 34, of Winthrop, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Luis Fernando Figaro, 54, of 315 Charger St., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Bruce J. Hyatt, 48, of 394 Ocean Ave., was arrested on a charge of assault &...

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Obituaries 08-04-2010

August 4, 2010
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Carmela Silvestri Of Lynn, formerly of Revere Carmela (Falcucci) Silvestri of Lynn, formerly of East Boston, Groveland and Revere, died on August 3. She was the beloved wife of the late Francesco Silvestri with whom she shared 52 years of marriage; loving mother of Anthony Silvestri and his wife, Janice, Assunta O’Keefe and her...

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Leaving his office, not school – Cammarata steps down as Garfield principal, but he will continue to work as an educator

July 22, 2010
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Leaving his office, not school – Cammarata steps down as Garfield principal, but he will continue to work as an educator

Sal Cammarata’s days of walking the halls of the Garfield Elementary School as its principal may have come to an end this year, but he’s not ready for the grandpa hammock just yet. In fact, while his days in the teaching world might be done, the popular principal said that his days in the...

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Reinstein: Casino legislation is progressing

July 22, 2010
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As Gov. Deval Patrick seems to be in the mood to sink the casino gambling ship, others closer to Revere are working behind the scenes to make sure it stays afloat. State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein (D-Revere) was tapped earlier this month to be one of six members of a carefully selected state legislative conference...

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Former coach, schools remain at odds over his dismissal last year

July 22, 2010
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The former Revere High School (RHS) softball coach has thrown a curveball to the school system with a Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) filing that blames age discrimination for ending his long career as the team’s skipper. Joe Nichinello, who had coached the team for 35 years until this past year, claimed that he...

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Rampage win state title

July 22, 2010
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The Revere Rampage, a 10-under girls softball all-star team representing the St. Mary’s Babe Ruth Softball League, are writing their own summer success story. The Rampage are riding high after winning the Massachusetts state championship July 11 in Plymouth. Revere won all four of its games in the seven-team, double-elimination tournament: 10-7 over Kingston;...

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A Big-Time Draw – Sandsculpting Festival brings positive attention to Revere Beach

July 22, 2010
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The Sand Sculpture contest once again succeeded in putting Revere Beach on the Internet all over the world and into the big Boston dailies and in so doing portrayed Revere Beach as the place to be. The crowds were huge, coming in great waves beginning Wednesday and spilling over into the weekend. The sand...

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Good Luck, Dr. Garcia – New RHS Principal is the right man for the right position

July 22, 2010
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Dr. Lourenço Garcia will have his hands full succeeding David DeRuosi as the principal of Revere High School, but we understand from many sources that he is abundantly qualified for the task. DeRuosi did an outstanding job. He brought Revere High School accomplishments in academics to a brilliant new high and there was a...

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Arrest Report 07-22-2010

July 22, 2010
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MONDAY, JULY 12 Richard J. Prader, 25, of East Boston, was arrested on charges of breaking & entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, larceny of property over $250, attempting to commit a crime, illegal possession of a Class B controlled narcotic substance, and two counts of malicious destruction of property...

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Obituaries 07-22-2010

July 22, 2010
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Arthur Dennison Lifelong Revere resident Arthur R Dennison, a lifelong resident of Revere, died at Prospect House in Revere on July 8. He was 92 years old. Mr. Dennison was born and raised in Revere and was a 1935 graduate of Revere High School. He served in the US Army during World War II...

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Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival 2010

July 16, 2010
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The Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival kicked off on Revere Beach Monday. Sculptors from around the country will converge on Revere Beach the rest of this week and all weekend. The annual event brings in nearly 500,000 people throughout the week. These photos are from Tuesday morning when sculptors and organizers were working on the...

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