Monthly Archives: January 2011

Garfield Principal Goes to Great Heights

January 26, 2011
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Garfield Principal Goes to Great Heights

Garfi eld Elementary School Principal Patti DiGregorio took a helicopter ride last Thursday – despite being scared of heights – in order to fulfi ll her requirement for the Stop & Shop A+ Schools program. While DiGregorio fl ew over Revere Beach, Beachmont and the Garfi eld School, students, staff and teachers assembled on...

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Stamping out the Cold – Letter Carriers Are Experts in Dealing With Artic Temps

January 26, 2011
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Stamping out the Cold – Letter Carriers Are Experts in Dealing With Artic Temps

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There are days in the middle of summer when it’s quite a drag to be cooped up in an office, or stuck inside of a workshop or any other kind of indoor environment. Then there are days like this past Monday, when the temperature was in the single digits and the...

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Positive Prognosis – Elected officials give Gov. Patrick’s health insurance plan good reviews

January 26, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A proposed municipal healthcare change unveiled last Friday by Gov. Deval Patrick is getting good initial reviews locally – with most indicating that they like the plan, but hope that it moves quickly through the Legislature. Speaking to the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA), Gov. Patrick – as promised – unveiled...

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Reports Provide a Quick Glimpse into the Future of the Mayor’s Race

January 26, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Campaign finance reports became available late last week, giving a glimpse into the early workings of several potential candidates for mayor in this year’s City Election. The reports cover the entirety of campaign finance activity in 2010, including expenditures and monies collected. This year, an election year, will require reports...

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Police Briefs 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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Tuesday, Jan. 18 No Arrests Reported Wednesday, Jan. 19 Jose Arevalo, 27, of Chelsea, was charged with two counts of distribution of a Class B drug and two counts of a school zone violation. Juvenile, a 16-year-old youth was charged with assault with intent to murder, giving a false name, assault and battery by...

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The Right Move

January 26, 2011
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Patrick takes a move toward fiscal sanity Governor Deval Patrick has given the cities and towns of the Commonwealth the right to hold expedited negotiations with unions representing municipal employees whose health insurance is being paid by the various communities. If, after quick negotiations with those unions, there is no agreement reached, the cities...

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Nancy Barile

January 26, 2011
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Support of her colleagues speaks volumes By all accounts, Revere High School teacher Nancy Barile was subjected to Internet character assassination last week. Every effort was being made, with no unsubstantiated rumor spared, to destroy Barile’s reputation by linking her to an alleged sex scandal at Revere High School where she has taught for...

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Sports 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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RHS hockey team defeats Northeast, 3-1 The Revere High hockey team got back on the winning track with a 3-1 triumph over Northeast Regional Vocational School last Thursday to avenge an earlier loss in the season to Northeast. After The Patriots spotted the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead after one period, R.J. Tiorano knotted...

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Obituaries 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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Pamela Perullo Real estate agent for Comfort Home Realty Pamela A. Perullo of Revere died most unexpectedly at her Revere home on January 9. She was 56 years old. Born in Winthrop, she was a lifelong resident of Revere and a 1972 graduate of Revere High School. For the past five years, she worked...

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Sticker Shock

January 19, 2011
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Sticker Shock

Printing business and political mainstay is shutting down seth@reverejournal.com In the coming City Election, there will be one major player sitting out this time around. It’s not a candidate or an incumbent office holder, but rather a place that most politicians go – Art-Tone Studios on Beach Street in Revere. For the past 50...

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School Official Faces Serious Charges Following Parking Fracus

January 19, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A former School Committee member and current School Department employee has been charged with several major offenses by Revere Police following a fight over a parking spot. Now, School Superintendent Paul Dakin said he wants to have a serious talk with the employee this week. Michael Ciarlone, a former elected...

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Deputy Chief Cook Retires After 30 Years With the RFD

January 19, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Revere firefighter Ronnie Cook never intended to be a firefighter. His father had been on the Revere Fire Department, and Cook said he never was very interested in following in his father’s footsteps. Now, 30 years later, Cook, 56, is retiring from that same Fire Department as a deputy chief...

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Change is Needed

January 19, 2011
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Employee health insurance programs need  to be altered for everyone’s benefit One of the best-known problems in municipal government today is the unsustainability of health insurance payments made by city hall for employee health insurance programs. Employee health insurance programs are so much cheaper than those of us pay in the private sector that...

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Police Briefs 01-19-2011

January 19, 2011
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Monday, Jan. 10 Samuel Colon, 30, of 26 Yeamans St, was charged with assault and battery and malicious destruction of property over $250. Nahom Getaneh, 21, of 24 Wolcott Rd, was charged with assault and battery and failure to register as sex offender. Jairo Jimenez, 30, of 25 Highland St, was charged with assault...

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Sports 01-19-2011

January 19, 2011
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Halfway to perfection: Girls basketball team runs record to 10-0 Just like Ol’ Man River, the Revere High girls basketball team keeps rollin’ merrily along. Coach Diana DeCristoforo’s Lady Patriots remained undefeated and raised their record to a sterling 10-0 overall mark (8-0 in the NEC) with victories over a pair of Northeastern Conference...

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Obituaries 01-19-2011

January 19, 2011
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Liebmann Isaak Holocaust Survivor Liebmann Isaak of East Boston passed away on January 15. He was 86 years old. Born in Germany and a survivor of the Holocaust, after leaving Germany, he lived in Argentina for many years and has resided in East Boston for more than 20 years. He was a typesetter for...

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Things are Simply Grand for the Girls Basketball Team

January 13, 2011
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Things are Simply Grand for the Girls Basketball Team

Morgan Jenkins reaches 1000-point mark as Lady Pats improve to 8-0 Morgan Jenkins reached the 1000 career point plateau and the Revere High girls basketball team remained undefeated with a pair of victories this past week. Jenkins came into last Tuesday’s game with Peabody at the Merullo Fieldhouse 12 points shy of the 1000...

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Happy Birthday, Anna

January 13, 2011
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Happy Birthday, Anna

Mayor Thomas Ambrosino (left) presents a citation to Revere resident Anna Gallant on her 102nd birthday party on January 8 at the Prospect House. Also pictured are her son, Joe Gallant, and granddaughter, MaryAnn Gallant O’Leary. Mayor Thomas Ambrosino (left) presents a citation to Revere resident Anna Gallant on her102nd birthday party on January...

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DPW Superintendent Brutally Attacked in What Appears to be a Targeted Incident

January 13, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The strangest case of a somewhat strange tenure for the Superintendent of Public Works (DPW) emerged last Friday morning as Don Goodwin was brutally assaulted outside the popular Bagel Bin restaurant in what appears to have been a targeted attack. The incident left everyone in the City – from the...

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Cities Join Force in an Attempt to Save Money; Unions Skeptical

January 13, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com City leaders from Revere, Everett and Chelsea are lobbying hard this week to bring some healing to the budget buster that is municipal health insurance. Revere Mayor Tom Ambrosino has been in close association over the past several weeks with Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash and Everett Mayor Carlo DiMaria...

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