Archive for August, 2007

Revere Street bridge

August 17, 2007
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Retailers on Revere Street have suffered major losses in revenues as a result of the lengthy reconstruction of the Revere Street bridge. Retailers on the street to a person have all bemoaned their fate. Said the owner of Fiore’s Market: “No one seems to care about us. My business has been hurt. The beach...
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City council president

August 17, 2007
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It is certain that when present city council president John Powers comes to the end of his term, either city councillor at large Dan Rizzo or George Colella will be the next council president. Colella hasn’t been lobbying his colleagues for votes, and it was expected that Rizzo would be next. In a recent...
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The mayor

August 17, 2007
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Rumors from a variety of sources persist about Mayor Ambrosino readying himself for a new position. No one can say with any certainty what that position might be, except to say, it will cause him to ultimately give up his mayor’s seat here – leaving Revere with a temporary mayor and a special election...
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The mayor’s short-term plans

August 6, 2007
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Persistent talk among most of the city’s political power brokers centers around the ambitions of Mayor Thomas Ambrosino. The mayor does not have a candidate to challenge him for re-election. He is home free for another term. However there is the belief that he is leaving for another position, and soon. The mayor will...
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BJ’s and apartment housing

August 2, 2007
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This city’s effort to keep people out by telling potential developers that we can’t accept new housing because the people moving into the city might have children who will need to go the public schools is all wet. This city cannot survive without growth. On the other hand, the $65 million BJ’s development proposal...
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Governor down the beach

August 2, 2007
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Governor Deval Patrick came to Revere Beach yesterday where he made a policy statement about the state’s future management of the beaches under the control of the Department of Conservation and Recreation. We trust and we hope the governor was serious, and that his visit here wasn’t yet another photo-op with the governor spouting...
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