Archive for July, 2009

A Giant achievement Wallace’s squad wins its second consecutive title

July 31, 2009
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A Giant achievement Wallace’s squad wins its second consecutive title

By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com The Giants, under the direction of manager Alex Wallace and coaches Steve Roncevic and Richard DiMartino, captured their second consecutive Revere Little League playoff championship, clinching the title with a 9-2 victory over the Dodgers Saturday at McMackin Field. The Giants, who were 0-16 in the 2007 season, have now...
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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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Rosa enters Council race; ballot is finalized

July 31, 2009
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Rosa enters Council race; ballot is finalized

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The names just keep coming out of the woodwork in the City Council-at-Large race this year. Late last week, Pines resident Linda Rosa announced that she is retiring from the office of State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli (D-Eastie) in order to mount a run for City Council. Rosa was the first...
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Mayor says a trash fee is inevitable

July 31, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com One man’s trash might soon become one politician’s revenue stream. With local governments looking for money like a starving animal looks for food, just about everything is on the table when it comes to taxation and fees. One fee that Mayor Tom Ambrosino said the city wouldn’t be able to...
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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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Ashley Melnik – Assistant is ready to step up

July 31, 2009
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Nothing is certain in this city when it comes to politics. Politics is as fluid as the ocean, and the minds of politicians can change as quickly as the tides. That said, it appears most likely that Assistant City Clerk Ashley Melnik is a just a step away from achieving her dream of becoming...
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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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Nijinsky Bullet named N.E. Horse of the Year

July 22, 2009
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Nijinsky Bullet named N.E. Horse of the Year

Nijinsky Bulllet, a four-time winner at Suffolk Downs last year, was named the recipient of the 2008 James B. Moseley Horse of the Year Award by the New England Turf Writers Association at its 67th Annual Awards Dinner held this evening at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA. Owned by Aurora Springs Stable...
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The city clerk’s post – What a difference a week makes

July 22, 2009
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The city clerk’s post – What a difference a week makes

By Joshua Resnek editor@reverejournal.com Political commitments have a way of changing from hour to hour when an important appointment requires six votes of the Revere City Council. Such is the case this week with at least five councilors giving their support to former Mayor and now City Councilor-at-Large Robert Haas for the recently vacated...
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Henry will serve as interim clerk

July 22, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Former City Clerk John Henry is once again the city clerk. The City Council voted Monday 10-0 to elect retired City Clerk John Henry as a temporary city clerk to serve without pay, temporarily staving off a major political battle between councillors over who to elect as the next city...
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Beacon Hill lawmakers to determine if city can scrap its Preliminary Election

July 22, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Hold those ballots. While the city pursues the ability to cancel the September preliminary election, those on Beacon Hill indicated that it isn’t a done deal just yet. “Once all the signatures are certified and once that happens, we’ll be looking at these requests on a case-by-case basis to see...
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Standing – By Sand sculptures, large crowds, horrific traffic and the city’s failure to do anything about it

July 22, 2009
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The annual Sand Sculpture extravaganza drew tens of thousands of visitors to Revere Beach during the past week. In fact, it is believed well over 100,000 came to Revere. During the weekend, the traffic in and around the sculpture exhibition by the Reinstein gazebo, was heavy, with nearly everyone driving to Revere from Winthrop...
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The Next City Clerk – Haas emerges as a leading candidate

July 22, 2009
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Former mayor and now Councilor-at-Large Robert Haas is apparently interested in becoming the city clerk. Many of his colleagues on the council are said to be leaning toward Haas this week. For the record, we believe Haas would make a competent and businesslike city clerk and that he has the potential of maintaining the...
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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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Revere’s recorder – Henry retires as City Clerk, ending a 31-year career as the institutional memory of the city

July 16, 2009
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Revere’s recorder – Henry retires as City Clerk, ending a 31-year career as the institutional memory of the city

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com At the next City Council meeting on July 20, there will be a noticeable difference in personnel. No city councillors will be missing, but for the first time in more than 30 years, former City Clerk John Henry won’t be coordinating the meeting. Henry submitted his letter of resignation to...
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Is there a lot of interest in succeeding Henry? Oh, yeah

July 16, 2009
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By Seth Daniel and Joshua Resnek The opening in the city clerk’s position won’t remain unplugged for very long if several candidates already jockeying for the position have anything to say about it. Already, some five candidates have stepped forward either formally or informally. First in line is Ashley Melnik, who has worked as an...
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John Henry’s Legacy – He served with dignity and honesty

July 16, 2009
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The retirement of City Clerk John Henry marks a moment in the city’s modern history when it is losing one of its most capable public servants. It has been more than 31 years since Mr. Henry was given his position by the Revere City Council. His appointment, at the time, was a political act...
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So, Who’s next? – Quality candidates emerge

July 16, 2009
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Six votes of the City Council will determine who takes over the position where John Henry left off last Friday. It is Mr. Henry’s hope that he will be succeeded by someone who knows the job, who is devoted to it, who would remain exclusively driven by it and whom he trained and whom...
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