Monthly Archives: February 2011

Renewed Faith – After Seven Years of Disappointment, Our Lady of Lourdes Gets Some Good News

February 23, 2011
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Renewed Faith – After Seven Years of Disappointment, Our Lady of Lourdes Gets Some Good News

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com When it comes to matters concerning God and prayer, hoping against hope is a pretty safe bet. That’s the case this week as the “underground” Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL) church community in Beachmont received the first piece of good news they’ve had in years concerning their shuttered church. “For the...

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Raising Awareness About Teen Dating Violence

February 23, 2011
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Raising Awareness About Teen Dating Violence

The HAVEN program at Mass General conducted activities at Revere High School last week to shine a light on Teen Dating Violence Awareness Week. Several events took place throughout the week, with this interactive play called ‘Remote Control’ being featured on Friday afternoon. The play, with Tim Hoover and Stacy Fischer pictured here, enacted...

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An Expensive Attempt to Save Money

February 23, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A move to save money on the so-called “hack holidays” of Bunker Hill and Evacuation Day is actually ending up costing the City more money. Could anything less be expected of state and local government? In this case, the answer is no. Mayor Tom Ambrosino said he is trying to...

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Police Union Backs Effort to Reduce the Cost of Health Insurance

February 23, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The Revere Police Patrol Officer’s Union has issued a statement this week indicating that they are fully behind a coordinated multi-union effort to help the city reduce health insurance costs. Two weekends ago, leaders from the Revere Teacher’s Union, the Patrol Officer’s Union, Revere Administrator’s Union, Revere Firefighters Union and...

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City Salaries – The Mayor’s Position Should Set the Standard

February 23, 2011
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We have no negative comments to make about city salaries. They are inevitably what they are. We do complain that the mayor of the city is paid substantially less than school principals, police officers, police sergeants, lieutenants, captains and the police chief. This includes also the fire chief, deputy chiefs and assistant school superintendents....

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The Next Step – The Future of Our Lady of Lourdes

February 23, 2011
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The Boston Archdiocese has announced that it will be having a series of discussions with parishioners of closed churches about their future use. This will include talking with former parishioners of the Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Beachmont. The church building has been relegated to what the Archdiocese refers to as profane use...

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Sports 02-23-2011

February 23, 2011
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Perfect ending Girls basketball team completes 20-0 regular season But however you say it, the history-making Revere High girls basketball team stands atop the basketball world after completing a perfect regular season with a pair of hard earned victories last week. The Lady Patriots were 18-0 entering their final week with contests looming against...

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Police Briefs 02-23-2011

February 23, 2011
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Monday, Feb. 14 Christopher Lee, 19, of 10 Yeamans St, was arrested on one warrant. Tuesday, Feb. 15 No arrests reported Wednesday, Feb. 16 Nicholas Chamness, 27, of 35 Dunn Rd, was charged with breaking and entering in the night with intent to commit a felony Josephine Russo, 44, of 54 Amelia Pl, was...

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Obituaries 02-23-2011

February 23, 2011
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John Sanechiaro American Legion, Revere ITAM and VFW member John F. Sanechiaro, a 60-year resident of Revere, died February 16 at the Peabody Glen Health Care Center of Peabody following a long confinement. He was 82 years old. Born and raised in Somerville, he graduated from Somerville High School in June of 1946 and...

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City of Revere Salaries – 2010 Highest Paid Employee’s

February 17, 2011
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NAME JOB TITLE GROSS WAGES **POLICE / FIRE DETAIL DAKIN, PAUL S SUPERINTENDENT 195,622.45 REARDON, TERENCE POLICE CHIEF 161,267.34 COSTA, ANN MARIE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT 159,926.88 DOHERTY, EUGENE W FIRE CHIEF 158,765.62 CALLAHAN, DAVID J POLICE LIEUTENANT 148,385.96 12,170.50 CAFARELLI, JOSEPH A POLICE LIEUTENANT 143,298.05 34,983.00 GUIDO, JAMES POLICE CAPTAIN 143,101.95 21,806.00 GOODWIN, JEREMIAH F...

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Whelan Students Get ‘a Big Time Rush’ out of Appearance By Teen Band

February 17, 2011
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Whelan Students Get ‘a Big Time Rush’ out of Appearance By Teen Band

The latest teen music and television heartthrobs - Big Time Rush – made a surprise visit to the Whelan Sschool Tuesday afternoon and played a concert for the entire elementary school. The kids won an online contest with KISS 108 earlier in the month and the prize was a concert for the whole school. Big...

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Fr. Guarino Says Goodbye to Revere, St. Anthony’s Church

February 17, 2011
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Fr. Guarino Says Goodbye to Revere, St. Anthony’s Church

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com In an abrupt announcement late last week, Father Michael Guarino of St. Anthony’s shared that he will be retiring from the priesthood after 43 years due to medical concerns. “I will be taking a medical retirement and it’s bittersweet,” he said. “I’m doing this under the advice of three doctors…I...

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Overall Payroll Increases, but $100k Earners on the Decline

February 17, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The number of city employees earning more than $100,000 decreased for the second time in two years, though the overall city payroll increased by nearly $2 million in 2010. The City released the 2010 final payroll figures this week, and on the top of that list was Superintendent Paul Dakin...

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Police Briefs 02-16-2011

February 17, 2011
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 Vanessa M. Forte, 24, of Winthrop, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Rene J. Fuentes, 43, of 566 Beach St.,  was arrested on an outstanding warrant.\ Nikkia Hennessey, 29, of Boston,  was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Fawnsa Elisha Rosario, 27, of Everett  was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on...

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Meters on the Beach – Cleanliness is Priority Number One

February 17, 2011
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During the past five years Revere Beach has never looked better – and it would look even better if the vast majority of the people who use the beach, who come here by automobile, picked up their trash rather than leaving it on the beach as though the beach was their private dumping ground....

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Smoking Ban – City, Dcr Should Follow Boston’s Lead

February 17, 2011
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The City of Revere should be thinking about banning smoking in public places and so too should the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Boston is now considering such an order as two Boston City Councillors have made the suggestion. Some believe this type of ban on public smoking would be too much of a...

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Get Well, Mr. Speaker – Injury Won’t Slow Bob Deleo

February 17, 2011
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We want to wish Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo a quick recovery from the broken ankle injury that he sustained in a fall on the ice outside his Winthrop home. We’re sure it won’t deter him from his busy legislative schedule and the many appearances that he makes throughout the state. We’re...

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Sports 02-16-2011

February 17, 2011
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Girls basketball team improves to 18-0 Four more games. Four more wins. Unfortunately for the opponents of the Revere High girls basketball team this season, that story line represents just another typical week of work for the Lady Patriots, who improved to 18-0 with a pair of wins over former Greater Boston League rival...

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Obituaries 02-16-2011

February 17, 2011
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LeighAnn Zarrella Sony Corp. Executive and animal lover LeighAnn (Thomas) Zarrella in Revere, formerly of Woodcliff Lake, NJ, died on February 4 after a seven year long and valiant battle with breast cancer with dignity, strength, perseverance and an inspiration to all who knew her. She was 44 years old. She was a graduate...

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All Aboard the Bandwagon – Girls Basketball Team is in the midst of an Historic Run

February 10, 2011
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All Aboard the Bandwagon – Girls Basketball Team is in the midst of an Historic Run

By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com Revere High girls basketball followers had reason to expect a very successful season in 2011. The Lady Patriots were16-4 a year ago and had a looming 1,000-point scorer in Morgan Jenkins and one of the state’s best sophomores in Gena Restiano returning to the fold. Jenkins has eclipsed the grand...

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