Monthly Archives: June 2009

Fines and tickets are on the verge of being increased

June 4, 2009
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Fines and tickets are on the verge of being increased

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Parking tickets and related fines will most likely increase if the city gets its way today, Wednesday, June 3. The Traffic Commission will meet on June 3 in order to discuss several increases to various traffic offenses. The largest increase will be tickets for parking in a bus stop, which...

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Patriot tennis teams compete in state tourneys

June 4, 2009
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Patriot tennis teams compete in state tourneys

The 16th seeded Revere High (RHS) boys tennis team took on top-seeded and top-ranked Concord Carlisle in the opening round of the MIAA Division 1 North State Tennis Tournament Saturday. Although the Patriots lost their match by a 5-0 score at Concord, RHS head coach Mike Flynn said the early exit from the tourney...

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DPW chief, councillor offer two versions of incident

June 4, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It was a case of the boys behaving badly, and at a wake to boot. City Councillor-at-Large John Correggio and Department of Public Works (DPW) Superintendent Don Goodwin clashed in a minor altercation last Thursday evening at the wake of former City Councillor Bill Flynn’s wife – with both men...

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Increase is the smallest in a decade; more cuts loom

June 4, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Calling it the toughest budget he has ever assembled in his nine years as the city’s top official, Mayor Tom Ambrosino released a city budget Monday that totaled $128.417 million, an increase of $1.643 million over last year’s budget (1.3 percent). The mayor indicated that the budget increase was really...

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An Embarrassment – City officials should know better

June 4, 2009
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The recent altercation between Department of Public Works Director Don Goodwin and Councillor-at-Large John Correggio at a wake at a local funeral home is an outrage to the sensibilities of everyone in this city who show proper respect for the dead when in their presence. We cannot think of a single valid reason for...

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The Brotherhood – Firefighters should bypass a small pay raise to save jobs from their ranks

June 4, 2009
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Firefighters think of themselves as one big extended family – a brotherhood of sorts. And so we are left to wonder, why won’t Revere firefighters put off a small pay raise next year in order to save the jobs of seven brothers? The city will lay off seven firefighters soon as it struggles to...

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Obituaries – 06/03/09

June 4, 2009
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Bernice Gordon Revere resident Bernice I. (Lawrence) Gordon of Revere died on May 29. She was the beloved wife of the late Maurice Gordon; loving sister of Virginia Resca of Florida, Donald Lawrence of South Yarmouth, Fred Lawrence of California and the late Josephine Brooks and Herbert Lawrence; and fond aunt of Andrea Brooks...

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