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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M-Dot is leaving his mark on hip hop scene

June 5, 2010
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M-Dot is leaving his mark on hip hop scene

For a guy who is not much of a modern rap fan, Michael ‘M-Dot’ Januario certainly is having some marked success in the rap world. Januario has burst upon the rap scene in the last four years and this month the Revere native is up for the Hip Hop Act of the Year in...
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RHS shake-up – Dakin searching for new principal as Deruosi moves into different role

June 5, 2010
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The baton is being passed in the leadership at Revere High School (RHS) this week, as long-time Principal Dave Deruosi has stepped aside to take a new job within the district. Deruosi has been the principal at RHS for eight years, and will vacate it on July 1. “We have a search for a...
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Girls tennis team falls just short of tourney

June 5, 2010
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The Revere High girls tennis team defeated Lynn English twice last Monday, temporarily raising their record to 7-7, the magical .500 mark needed to qualify for the MIAA State Tournament, but was unable to overcome Peabody and Beverly, the two top teams in the Northeastern Large School Division, in its two subsequent matches, thereby...
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Boys tennis team defeats Lynn English

June 5, 2010
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The Revere High boys tennis team concluded its final week of the season on an upbeat note with a 4-1 win over Lynn English last Tuesday. Senior captain Francesco Tartaglia led the way with a complete shutout of his English opponent, 6-0, 6-0. Junior Malak Mossadek triumphed at second singles, 6-1, 6-0. Although senior...
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RHS athletes compete at Division 1 State Meet

June 5, 2010
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A number of members of the Revere High girls track team competed in Saturday’s Division 1 State Track Meet that was held at Dilboy Field in Somerville. Sophomore Racquel MacDonald finished as the highest ranking Lady Patriot at the meet, for which competitors must qualify in order to participate, with a 17th place finish...
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Girls softball team concludes 2010 season

June 5, 2010
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A tough season ended on a tough note for the RHS softball team, as the Lady Patriots took on two strong teams, Peabody and former GBL rival Everett, both of which are tourney bound, last week. As has been the case for most of the 2010 campaign, Revere played well enough to win both...
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In The Gulf – Markey’s criticism has been right on the money concerning BP disaster

June 5, 2010
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Our Congressman Edward Markey has been seen giving interviews or making public statements on television recently on numerous occasions taking British Petroleum to task. He has done more than that. In bold, unambiguous terms Congressman Markey has called BP irresponsible, unresponsive and worse – he has called BP’s leaders a bunch of liars who...
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At Wonderland – Parking garage tab won’t be paid by the city

June 5, 2010
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There was some talk on Beacon Hill two weeks ago about charging the city of Revere something like $37 million for the new parking garage to be built at Wonderland Station. That station, announced with fanfare by Governor Patrick and Congressman Markey, will be built largely with state and federal funds and marks a...
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Arrest Report 06-02-2010

June 5, 2010
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Monday, May 24 Eric Cantalupo, 22, 5 Elmwood St., was arrested on four warrants. Anthony Grieci, 55, of Eastie, was arrested on one warrant and charged with shoplifting. Tuesday, May 25 Fernando Cutanda, 31, of Boston, was arrested on three warrants and charged with assault and battery, assault by a dangerous weapon, threatening to...
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Obituaries 06-02-2010

June 5, 2010
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Warren Stacy Colonial Ham retiree, member of American Legion and Teamsters Warren C. Stacy of Winthrop died at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on June 1 after a long illness. He was 84 years old. Born in Wells, Maine, the son of the late Mary (Kelly) and Ernest Stacy, he resided in Winthrop for 42...
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