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Obituaries – 9/02/09

September 4, 2009
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Jerry Zullo Jr. Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Jerry T. Zullo Jr. of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on September 1. A US Air Force veteran, he was the beloved husband of Mary (Garrett) Zullo, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage; loving father of Jerry Zullo III and his wife, Joanne, Lisa...
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The Kelly Way – New principal will pilot the Paul Revere School into a new, community-oriented format

August 26, 2009
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The Kelly Way – New principal will pilot the Paul Revere School into a new, community-oriented format

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Barbara Kelly has been returning to Beachmont for years around the holidays, but never has she returned to the Beachmont School – which is just what she’ll do this year as she takes the reins of the Paul Revere School tomorrow, Aug. 27, on the district’s first day of school....
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A solid century Carmela Ranno hits the 100-year mark

August 26, 2009
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A solid century Carmela Ranno hits the 100-year mark

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com One glass of red wine per day, that’s the ticket to longevity for Revere native and long-time resident Carmela Ranno, who turned 100 years old last Sunday, Aug. 23. “Everyone asks her how she lived to be so old,” said her daughter, Connie LaSala, 80, of Fernwood Avenue. “She enjoys...
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Back to school means preparing for another round of Swine Flu

August 26, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The Swine Flu may not have had its last oink just yet, as city and school officials are preparing plans for a possible re-emergence of the sickness during the first weeks of the new school year. Health Agent Nick Catinazzo said that a panel consisting of the Police Chief, the...
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Channel Surfing – Did he or didn’t he swim the English Channel in 1908?

August 26, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There was no greater, larger-than-life character in the character-rich history of Revere than that of Samuel Mahoney – an extraordinary swimmer and lifeguard on Revere Beach that has left the city with one of its most enduring, but forgotten, mysteries. Mahoney was an Irish immigrant who emerged on Revere Beach...
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Obituaries – 08/26/09

August 26, 2009
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Dorothy ‘Jean’ Calello-Lynch, 77 Retired receptionist Dorothy “Jean” (Daly) Calello-Lynch of Winthrop died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on August 24. She was 77 years old. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a receptionist for the Progressive Credit Union. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Calello and the late William...
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Right in the kisser – City loses its prolonged court case; damages top $750,000

August 14, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The city has lost its longstanding court case over legal fees in what began 16 years ago as a Constitutional free speech case with the Moon-Lite Reader adult bookstore. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Thomas Connolly ruled favorably for Moon-Lite on July 31, allowing them to claim $759,140 in legal fees,...
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Ruling could come any day; decision will impact several Revere residents

August 14, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com At one time, the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority was a simple toll-collecting agency, but now it has attracted the ire of many tollpayers and has prompted a lawsuit that many in Revere and the surrounding areas are joining. Beverly Attorney Jan Schlichtmann filed a class action lawsuit in Middlesex Superior Court...
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The Meals Tax Option – The City Council takes a stand, but the need for new revenues is as strong as ever

August 14, 2009
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The City Council has warmed our hearts by refusing to raise the meals tax in the city. The action taken at City Hall Monday night is sure to create some joy among taxpayers and those who frequent the many restaurants and food outlets in the city. The City Council, in this instance, has said...
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Council Motions

August 14, 2009
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09-365 Motion presented by Councillor Guinasso: That the Mayor request the Traffic Commission to look into the feasibility of making Graves Road from Malden Street to Davis Street one-way Monday through Friday between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the interest of public safety and at the request of area residents....
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Obituaries – 08/14/09

August 14, 2009
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Charlotte ‘Dottie’ Hendsbee Raytheon Co. inspector Charlotte D. “Dottie” (Dwyer) Hendsbee, a resident of Malden for 26 years, formerly of Somerville, died on August 8 at the Epoch Senior Health Care of Melrose, following a long illness. Mrs. Hendsbee was born and raised in Somerville and lived there until moving to Malden in 1963....
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City spends a day in the winner’s circle

August 5, 2009
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City spends a day in the winner’s circle

Onwingsandaprayer and jockey Orlando Bocachica rated just off the front-runners and drew off to a 3 1/4 length victory in Saturday’s featured race at Suffolk Downs, the City of Revere Classic, as the track celebrated Revere Day, the sixth of eight Commitment to Community days honoring individuals and organizations that make a positive difference...
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Revere Beach becoming an unexpected bird sanctuary

August 5, 2009
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Revere Beach becoming an unexpected bird sanctuary

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There are quite a few rare birds on Revere Beach, but none with as interesting a story as the endangered Piping Plovers. The story of Revere Beach had been a sad one up until the mandatory Boston Harbor cleanup several years ago, and more recently, the careful attention that has...
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Obituaries – 08/05/09

August 5, 2009
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Anna Lipinski Of Maine, formerly of Revere Anna I. (Racki) Lipinski of Naples, Maine, formerly of Revere, Malden and Chelsea, died on August 1. She was the beloved wife of the late Roman E. Lipinski Sr.; devoted mother of Roman E. Lipinski Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Naples, Maine, Carol Milano and her...
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Circus Smirkus brings its ‘big top fairy tale’ to Revere this weekend; tickets are selling fast

July 31, 2009
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Circus Smirkus brings its ‘big top fairy tale’  to Revere this weekend; tickets are selling fast

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Revere’s favorite big top act, Circus Smirkus, is but a few days away and tickets are available but going fast for shows this Friday and Saturday. Shows will be at 1 and 7 p.m. on both days, July 31 and August 1, under the big top at the Beachmont School,...
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Revere At 60,000 – A bigger population means larger challenges

July 31, 2009
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Current census estimates peg the city’s population at 60,000. If that figure is real, and there is reason to believe it is, according to Mayor Thomas Ambrosino, then the city has reached a population and a time in its life when its future growth may cause some concern. At 60,000, Revere has become larger...
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Obituaries – 08/27/09

July 31, 2009
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John P. Walsh Worked for MBTA, Wonderland Dog Track John P. Walsh of Beachmont, Revere, and West Palm Beach, Fla., died July 26. He was the loving husband of Donna (Wallen) Walsh of West Palm Beach and the late Virginia (Murphy) Walsh of Revere. Mr. Walsh was born in East Boston, son of the...
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Hoping to make a revolutionary discovery Archaeologists will try to find the HMS Diana and rewrite the history surrounding the Battle of Chelsea Creek

July 22, 2009
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Hoping to make a revolutionary discovery Archaeologists will try to find the HMS Diana and rewrite the history surrounding the Battle of Chelsea Creek

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Just over 234 years ago, men who would come to be known as American patriots (but at the time were called “rebels”) lined up with muskets on the hill that has become known as Orient Heights. In 1775, it was called Noddles Island, and the American rebels had been burning...
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Obituaries – 07/20/09

July 22, 2009
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Ellen Amorosi, 87 Bookkeeper at former Amorosi Automotive Machine Inc. of Revere Ellen M. Amorosi, a longtime resident of Revere, died at her home on July 20. She was 87 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1940. She was a member of the...
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Sandcastle Festival is underway

July 16, 2009
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Sandcastle Festival is underway

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The sandscrapers, carvers and five-gallon buckets are out, and master sculptors have already begun work at the sixth annual New England Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach – the city’s signature event of the year. According to coordinators Adrienne Maguire, president of the Revere Beach Partnership, and Erin Lynch of...
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