She has no equal – Emily Deveau is a highly-skilled — and totally committed —horseback rider

July 15, 2010
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She has no equal – Emily Deveau is a highly-skilled — and totally committed —horseback rider

Emily Deveau is the best athlete at Revere High School whom you’ve probably never seen in competition. That’s because the 16-year-old RHS senior isn’t performing her feats of athleticism at Hill Park or the Merullo Fieldhouse. Deveau has been winning a slew of ribbons far away from this city and she’s preparing to become...

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Grand sand – Festivities run through this weekend

July 15, 2010
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Grand sand – Festivities run through this weekend

Revere Beach looks glorious. The seawater is warm. The Sun is beating down. And for the seventh year in a row, professional sand sculptors have set to work in making stunning pieces of art out of the Beach sand. The Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival is in full swing this week, with sculptors arriving...

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Churches worried about what casinos will mean for Bingo games

July 15, 2010
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Churches worried about what casinos will mean for Bingo games

If casinos get their cha-ching, then local church Bingo games fear their cards may suffer a blackout. Speaking rather frankly, Father Michael Guarino of St. Anthony’s Church told the Journal this week that he has some “very serious concerns” about the effects of a casino on his church’s weekly Bingo night. “To be honest,...

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RHS tabs Woonsocket educator as its new principal

July 15, 2010
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Dr. Lourenço Garcia will succeed David DeRuosi as principal of Revere High School

Adios Woonsocket. Or, should we say, Au Revoir Woonsocket, or maybe even Nasvidenje Woonsocket (Russian). Whatever the language, new Revere High School (RHS) principal Lourenço Garcia – fluent in numerous languages – has the capability of using it to bid farewell to his old school and hello to RHS. Revere Public Schools administrators made the...

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A Big Weekend – Sandcastle Festival will draw huge crowds

July 15, 2010
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In this, the seventh year of the Sand Castle Competition on Revere Beach is expected to draw the largest crowds ever in its history. Each year the competition has drawn larger and larger crowds as the event morphs from something that was tried out to something that has begun to institutionalize itself as the...

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Church Bingo – There’s sure to be ways to fill the void

July 15, 2010
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It comes to pass that if casino gambling comes to Suffolk Downs, St. Anthony’s Church and other churches that offer bingo, will likely lose important streams of income that keep the churches going. At St. Anthony’s, for instance, a church bingo raises approximately $200,000 a year to defray the cost of running the church...

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Zoning Approval – Changes make good business sense

July 15, 2010
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The Zoning Board of Appeals has passed a set of zoning changes as requested by local Attorney Gerry D’Ambrosio for his clients, Eurovest Development. These changes, in the works for many years, and required for the development of Ocean Street, allow for some buildings to be a few stories higher, in addition to other...

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Arrest Report 07-15-2010

July 15, 2010
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MONDAY, JULY 5 Christina M. Jeffery, 19, of 11 Cove St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Kevin Sem, 30, of Lynn, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor. Roberto H. Solis, 37, of Lynn, was arrested on charges of two counts of violating a...

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Obituaries 07-15-2010

July 15, 2010
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Paul Loiselle Vietnam Veteran Paul J. Loiselle, a lifelong Chelsea resident, died unexpectedly at his home on June 27. He was 69 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1959. He entered the US Air Force in September of 1959 and served until January...

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Showing their cards – Suffolk Downs unveils design plans for casino and hotel

July 8, 2010
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Showing their cards – Suffolk Downs unveils design plans for casino and hotel

If the legislature finishes the expanded gambling bill and sends it on to the governor for his signature – and if the governor signs it – Suffolk Downs is ready to jump into the future with a resort style gaming and entertainment complex. Suffolk Downs’ ownership is prepared to begin immediately with dramatic renovations...

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Kelly’s celebrates its 59th anniversary

July 8, 2010
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Call it a mid-life crisis or just good business in a down economy, but on the 59th Anniversary of Kelly’s Roast Beef, the restaurant chain is unveiling several new changes. Kelly’s celebrated its 59th year in business – starting right on Revere Beach at the corner of the Boulevard and Oak Island Street –...

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A win-lose proposition – Recent Congressional refusal may not help many people, but it will help the city’s budget

July 8, 2010
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When the U.S. Congress refused to extend unemployment benefits any further last week, there might have been a muted celebration from the City Hall. Congress has extended unemployment benefits several times over the last two years, with the latest extension coming earlier this year – adding a total of 99 weeks for claims. Normally...

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Lost in Thought – Getting away from it all

July 8, 2010
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The 4th of July holiday was a great success. Hundreds of thousands swarmed for music, food and fireworks and virtually no arrests, no outrageous violence and very little in the way of inconvenience. It was a quintessential American weekend with nearly all of us taking full advantage of the Monday holiday. Monday opened warm...

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Arrest Report 07-07-2010

July 8, 2010
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Monday, June 28 Michael Larson, 31, of 50 Reservoir Ave, was charged with assault and battery. James Perella, 34, of South Yarmouth, was charged with illegal possession of a Class B drug. Wilber Reyes, 18, of 473 Parkway, was charged with assault and battery and trespassing. Patrick Wiswall, 38, of 250 Broadway, was charged...

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Obituaries 07-07-2010

July 8, 2010
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Reynold Vitale Former Owner of Reynold A. Vitale Complete Printing Services Reynold A. Vitale of Revere died on July 1. He was 66 years old. Born, raised and a life long resident of Revere, he was a 1961 graduate of Revere High School. He trained in the printing business at the Boston Herald and...

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Big-time exposure – Pisani makes his mark in the NECBL

June 30, 2010
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Big-time exposure – Pisani makes his mark in the NECBL

Anthony Pisani is getting a taste this summer of what it might be like to play baseball at the next level. The University of Rhode Island junior southpaw is pitching in front of sizable crowds, traveling by bus to road games, signing some autographs for young fans, and competing side by side with the...

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Truth in advertising – The DiPlatzis subscribe to the promise of a lifetime commitment

June 30, 2010
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Truth in advertising – The DiPlatzis subscribe to the promise of a lifetime commitment

When Paul and Charlene DiPlatzi have a major wedding anniversary, it’s the kind of affair that makes headlines. Today, Wednesday, June 30, they will celebrate 20 years together. The Sherman Street couple’s headline connection with the Revere Journal goes back to the very beginning when DiPlatzi proposed to his wife in an advertisement on...

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Part-timers take advantage of law that allows them to receive health coverage

June 30, 2010
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In the working world commonly referred to as the private sector, employees often scramble to gain benefits such as health insurance. Often, they will work for several years as a part-timer with no insurance hoping that some day they’ll be put on as a full-time employee, and therefore have access to all benefits. In...

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Four Your Thoughts – Thinking about Independence Day

June 30, 2010
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It is the summer of discontent as we approach the 4th of July holiday. In the 234th year of American Independence, there is a feeling held among Americans that the business life of the land is unnatural, strained, weak, and ineffectual. Government’s best effort to make up for the failings and the excesses of...

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Arrest Report 06-30-2010

June 30, 2010
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MONDAY, JUNE 21 Nicole Dexter, 18, of Watertown, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Josh Stewart, 28, of 21 Overlook Ridge Terrace, was arrested on charges of two counts of assault & battery. TUESDAY, JUNE 22 Judith I. Ventullo, 45, listed as homeless, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of...

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Obituaries 06-30-2010

June 30, 2010
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Ernani Storlazzi Former Head of the Boston Naval Shipyard Industrial Hygiene Department Ernani D. Storlazzi died at his home in Dennisport on June 21. Also of Fort Myers, he was formerly a resident of Revere. He was 97 years old. Born in Boston on February. 7, 1913 to Cesira (Serena) and Adolfo Storlazzi, he...

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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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