Monthly Archives: April 2009

A Monumental task (literally)

April 30, 2009
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A Monumental task (literally)

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The cemetery monument business rarely meets the world of Hollywood, but last year, both worlds collided when Woodlawn Memorials on the Revere-Everett line was asked to create three very crucial headstones for the upcoming blockbuster movie, “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”. Dave DeFilippo, co-owner of Woodlawn Memorials, said he’s never been...

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Sports

April 30, 2009
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RHS track girls sprint past Winthrop The Revere High (RHS) girls track team, despite being shorthanded because of a rescheduled meet during vacation week, won its second straight meet of the season with a runaway 81-46 triumph over Winthrop last Thursday. The victory raised the Revere girls’ record to 2-1 on the season. “A...

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Kenny Hill, 66, was a former Ward 5 City Councillor, realtor, assessor

April 30, 2009
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Kenny Hill, 66, was a former Ward 5 City Councillor, realtor, assessor

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Kenny Hill was not the kind of guy who would pass you by on the street without a wave and a gentleman’s greeting. In fact, if ever there were a friendly face on Broadway or in the Point of Pines neighborhood, then it was the smiling face of Kenny Hill...

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Nine officers laid off; RPD down to 86 officers

April 30, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Nine Revere police officers, all patrolmen, and one who is fighting the war in Iraq, have been laid off this month from their jobs at the department, bringing the top-heavy department to a contingent of 86 officers. Six officers got the ax last Friday after a Civil Service hearing in...

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Feeling Dismayed – Council refuses to cut expense accounts and longevity bonuses

April 30, 2009
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By a vote of 9-2, the Revere City Council decided against cutting its $600 a month expense account and longevity bonuses for some of its members, amounting to tens of thousands of dollars. Only Councillor-at-Large George Colella voted for the cuts, along with Ward Councillor George Rotondo. Also, to his credit, Council President Dan...

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Obituaries – 04/29/09

April 30, 2009
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Walter Dunn, 66 Decorated Veteran Walter J. Dunn, formerly of Marblehead, died March 24 at the Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 66 years old. Husband of the late Janice K. (Joy) (Page) Dunn, he was born in Marblehead, son of Rita E. (Rourke) Dunn of Salem and John T....

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From Main Street to the altar – Trend of churches locating on Broadway storefronts has some bothered, others facing reality

April 10, 2009
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From Main Street to the altar – Trend of churches locating on Broadway storefronts has some bothered, others facing reality

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com This Sunday, Easter Sunday, residents from many quarters of the city will celebrate the religious holiday at their various churches, and in one district of the city – the business district – at least three churches will be singing their praises amidst nail salons, pizza shops and various other places...

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Pats topple Waltham, 7-2, in season opener

April 10, 2009
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Pats topple Waltham, 7-2, in season opener

The Revere High (RHS) softball team opened the 2009 season with a 7-2 victory over Waltham last week. “It was a nice way to start the year,” said veteran RHS head coach Joe Nichinello, whose Patriots excelled in all three aspects of the game with timely hitting, solid defense, and fine pitching. Sara Selevitch...

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Never been better – Wall Street awards the city its highest bond rating ever

April 10, 2009
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Never been better – Wall Street awards the city its highest bond rating ever

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com In the midst of financial chaos and money shortages, Revere received an ‘A’ from Wall Street. For the first time in the city’s history, two Wall Street bond rating companies have rewarded the city with an ‘A’ bond rating. That rating comes just about eight years since the city’s bond...

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Guard dog finds safe haven

April 10, 2009
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Guard  dog finds safe haven

Journal Staff Report A guard dog for the Rent-a-Tool Company on North Shore Road has found a wealth of sympathy from the Ocean View Kennel operators and from workers at Rent-a-Tool, after being with a rare disease. Bruta, a female German shepherd, with her brother, Marcus, has been manning the grounds of Rent-a-Tool after...

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City plans to buy, rehab and sell abandoned homes

April 10, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The city is preparing to begin a practice of taking abandoned, private residences, fixing them up and re-selling them to first-time homebuyers. It would be the first time the city has delved into the real estate business, though it was been in the parking lot business for a few years....

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A show of leadership – Rizzo’s motion was a step in the right direction

April 10, 2009
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Council President Dan Rizzo entered a motion before the City Council Monday night asking the council to do away with the one day pension benefit, that is, serving one day into a new year as a city employee (and then retiring immediately) and receiving a larger pension based on an extra year served. The...

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Obituaries 04-08-09

April 10, 2009
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Ida Martinoli, 96 Owned Owl Cleansers of Revere Ida J. Martinoli, a longtime Revere resident, died following a long illness at the Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida, Colorado, on February 9. She was 96 years old. Mrs. Martinoli moved to Salida with her daughter, Anita C. Scanga, and her husband, Samuel, in January...

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Home work – NU students, including Revere’s Cheryl Leon, help the N.E. Center for Homeless Veterans

April 2, 2009
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Home work – NU students, including Revere’s Cheryl Leon, help the N.E. Center for Homeless Veterans

By Cary Shuman editor@reverejournal.com Five Northeastern University students, including Revere resident Cheryl A. Leon, teamed up for a volunteer project to help the New England Center for Homeless Veterans in Boston. Leon and four of her NU classmates, Linda Aylward, Savanna Bullard, Elaine Moore, and Paula Foukas, will receive bachelor’s degrees in leadership at...

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Softball team will take to the field on April 9

April 2, 2009
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By Cary Shuman editor@reverejournal.com A new middle school girls’ softball team will begin play on Thursday, April 9, when it travels to Twi-Field in Danvers to play the Danvers freshman team. The team, to be coached by former Revere Senior Babe Ruth and Savio Prep baseball coach Peter DiCarlo, will include sixth-, seventh-, and...

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Councillors see the over pension article

April 2, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com City councillors rushed to defend themselves Monday after a scathing report on the front page of the Sunday Boston Globe concerning the pensions of seven city councillors. Some councillors even went so far as to say they had been set up with the story, and perhaps the story was payback...

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Residents are reminded to keep their property clean

April 2, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Tough times at the city level aren’t going to stop the Health Department from aggressively enforcing quality of life issues this spring and summer. Over the past few years, the department has been bolstered by several full-time inspectors who were able to target and ticket problem properties, abandoned properties and...

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Credit Where It’s Due – Thank you, Mr. Henneberry

April 2, 2009
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License Commission Chairman Thomas Henneberry didn’t shrink or fail to stand his ground, despite heavy lobbying and legal maneuvering by a group of bar owners seeking a return to the 2 a.m. closing. The commission took the action last year of lowering the closing hour of the city’s liquor establishments to 1a.m. Henneberry said...

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Council’s Pay Package – Pension system is, above all, legal

April 2, 2009
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The Revere City Council has one of the best pay packages of any City Council in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This is old news for Revere voters and taxpayers. According to a front page story that appeared in the Boston Sunday Globe last weekend, Revere’s pay and pension system allows for councilors to collect...

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Obituaries – 04-02-09

April 2, 2009
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Anne O’Reilly Assistant Manager of Workingman’s Cooperative Bank, Immaculate Conception Church volunteer Anne E. (Driscoll) O’Reilly of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, died on March 24. She was a former assistant manager at Workingman’s Cooperative Bank and a volunteer at the Immaculate Conception Church. The beloved wife of the late Denis William O’Reilly, MD, she...

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