Monthly Archives: March 2007

Fundraisers attract hundreds

March 31, 2007
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Political season is underway bigtime with Mayor Thomas Ambrosino – who is enjoying his first four year term, raising big money at a wonderful time held last week at Spinellis on Route 1. Hundreds attended the $250 per person event which should have added substantially to the mayor’s already substantial political election fund. Facing...

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Party or Riot?

March 30, 2007
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Police broke up an extremely out of control party last Saturday, March 24th at an apartment in 51 Beach St. The party was so over the top that neighbors more than a block away could hear the music as if it were coming out of their own stereo system. Police arrived around 11:30 p.m....

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Flags for Memorial Day

March 30, 2007
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In preparation for Memorial Day, Revere Veterans’ Services Department is gathering information of deceased Revere veterans. If you wish to have a flag placed at your loved ones grave, please contact us as soon as possible with the name, cemetery, grave location, and the grave number. We are located at 249R Broadway (rear of...

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On the Street Beat

March 30, 2007
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Last week we saw something that required a double take – cops walking a beat on Broadway. For many years it has been requested, but could never be accommodated because there just weren’t enough officers, according to Chief Terence Reardon. It was the first time in many years that officers have been assigned a...

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Veterans Essay

March 30, 2007
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The Revere Veteran’s Committee is sponsoring an essay contest for Revere Public School students in grades 6, 7 and 8. The subject is ‘Why I say Thanks to a Veteran,’ and two winning essays will be read at the Nov. 10th Veteran’s Day Services. Essays must not be fewer than 50 words or more...

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Riverside dispute settled

March 30, 2007
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Members of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) denied Riverside Association President Elaine Hurley a variance to extend her driveway. The matter was continued last month and has become a real tussle between Hurley and her neighbors, Andrea Arinella and Robert Corriere. The neighbors have complained that they cannot use their driveway because Hurley’s...

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New rules on Yard Sales

March 30, 2007
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The Health Department is gearing up to enforce the new Yard Sale ordinance that was passed last summer and went into effect in January. Residents are allowed three yard sales per year for three day apiece. Also, residents have to get a permit – which is free – from the city in order to...

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Behind bars

March 29, 2007
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It would be nice if he were put away for decades, but – even so – the man responsible for purse snatching old ladies in the Broadway area in 2005 was sentenced to at least two years in prison on Wednesday. Mohamed Bensaleh, of Revere, received a two-year sentence for committing the crime of...

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Congratulations

March 29, 2007
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Congratulations are in order for City Councillor Ira Novoselsky, who became a grandfather again recently. The baby has returned home and is safe and ready to begin its life.

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Whose the 5th grader?

March 29, 2007
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There are about to be a lot of angry parents in the next week or so as school officials announced this week that they will conduct a 5th grade lottery for seats at the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) Middle School. The problem has existed every since the new school went online last year. The...

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On the campaign trail

March 29, 2007
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Attorney Phil Boncore, a councillor at large in Winthrop, has pulled papers in anticipation of a possible run for Robert Travaglini’s vacant senate seat. Boncore will apparently be running as an Independent. By running as an Independent he can skip the primary. Last night at Joe Tecce’s Restaurant in the North End, Representative Anthony...

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Toomey drops out

March 28, 2007
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Cambridge Representative and city councillor Tim Toomey has apparently decided he will not be seeking the senate seat vacated by Robert Travaglini. The popular Cambridge politician had been posturing for a run. A Winthrop candidate running as in Independent candidate may shortly be announcing. City Councillor Dan Rizzo and a large number of sign...

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Level 3 Sex Offender Update

March 27, 2007
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Three new Level 3 sex offenders have registered in the city over the past month, bringing the total number to eight. •Richard Thayer, a 45-year-old black male with a brown/orange afro and 5’10” 225 pounds, now lives at 530 Revere St. in the basement apartment. His work address is in Maverick Square in Eastie....

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Water and Sewer

March 27, 2007
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Opening the water bill over the past year has been easier to digest than in previous years, but expect a little argida this year as bills are going up. Last year water and sewer rates stayed the same – no increase or decrease – but this year will not be the same, according to...

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Underlying Huzzahs

March 27, 2007
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Anytime a big election comes up in Revere, every politician around seems to begin to turn unrelated issues into a reason to advocate for the candidate of their choice. Sometimes those stump speeches are blatant. Other times, they’re not so obvious – if they exist at all. Monday night at the Council meeting, City...

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Rizzo versus Petruccelli

March 27, 2007
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Councillor at Large Dan Rizzo is off to a fast start in what many around here are considering a sprint to the primary to be held the day after Memorial Day for the senate seat vacated by Robert Travaglini. Rizzo and his advisers are treating the special election with a high degree of focus...

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Watch for daily updates of Revere news

March 26, 2007
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Watch for daily updates of Revere news

The Revere Journal is becoming your daily newspaper on-line with this web site as we update our site everyday from now on. You will also be able to access the entire Revere Journal. As the news rolls in our editors and reporters will keep you posted.

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Beachmont Stairs

March 26, 2007
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City councillors unanimously pushed an eminent domain taking proposal to a public hearing at Monday night’s Council meeting. Mayor Tom Ambrosino is pushing a plan that would take Beachmont Avenue to allow for the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to build a new set of stairs to Rocky Beach. Neighbors voted unanimously...

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