Monthly Archives: August 2011

First Day of School

August 31, 2011
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First Day of School

First Grader Quincy Reath was ready with her backpack on Tuesday morning at the Paul Revere School. Revere Schools began the new school year on Tuesday, with students across the city reporting to their various school assignments. At the Paul Revere, this year was the first year that the designated Innovation School has required...

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Big Impact: RHS Football Team Debuts New Helmets and New Regulations to Help Prevent Concussions During Play

August 31, 2011
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Big Impact: RHS Football Team Debuts New Helmets and New Regulations to Help Prevent Concussions During Play

When it comes to football, players must have a good measure of brawn and a good head on their shoulders. This year, as the Revere High School (RHS) Patriots begin their fall season, their heads will be protected like never before. On the heels of new, stricter state laws governing head injuries and concussions...

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Aluminum Foiled: City Leaders, Metals Industry Looking for Middle Ground in Solution to Outrageous Metal Thefts

August 31, 2011
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Aluminum Foiled: City Leaders, Metals Industry Looking for Middle Ground in Solution to Outrageous Metal Thefts

The situation with metal thefts in Revere is becoming quite heavy. With the theft last week of a treasured World War II memorial in the Point of Pines, things have come to a head and members of the community and Police Chief Terence Reardon are calling for immediate reforms. “Not only is that World...

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Revere High Teams Set to Begin Fall Sports Season

August 31, 2011
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Revere High School athletic director of athletics Shaun Hart, who is beginning his second year at the helm, reports that between 300-350 athletes will compete for the fall varsity and junior varsity sports teams. The RHS coed golf team will have the honor of kicking off – or should we say teeing off –...

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Rain Check: High Winds and Lots of Rain, but Most of City is Spared from Big Hurricane Irene

August 31, 2011
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Unless one lives on Revere Beach Boulevard, then Hurricane Irene turned out to be nothing more than a passing fancy. City officials were careful to plan for all contingencies late last week as Hurricane Irene trudged up the East Coast and made a b-line for Massachusetts. Flood precautions were taken. Tidegates were cleaned and...

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Hurricane Irene

August 31, 2011
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Hurricane Irene has come and gone, just like that, like the snap of a finger. In truth, for all our preparations, Hurricane Irene was a no-show for us but not for others. She never came to dinner and stayed around a while to wreak her havoc. She came and went like a ghost, only...

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Police Briefs 08-31-2011

August 31, 2011
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MONDAY, AUGUST 22 Richard K. Johnson, 46, of Dorchester, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 Jessica Acosta, 17, of 36 Curtis Rd., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. Ronald A. D’Andrea, 49, of Saugus, was arrested on a charge of trafficking in cocaine. Steven T. Goodrich, 21, of...

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Obituaries 08-31-2011

August 31, 2011
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John ‘Jack’ Markley Decorated Veteran and Active Environmentalist John G. “Jack” Markley of Revere died suddenly on August 24. He was 73 years old. “Jack” was a decorated U. S. Army veteran, an avid environmentalist receiving the Good Neighbor Award from the Friends of Belle Isle and an active member of the Society for...

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City Plans for Potential Outfalls if Hurricane, Ultra-high Tides Hit Simultaneously

August 25, 2011
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Special Online Report A combination of ultra-high tides and a potential Category 2 hurricane headed to Boston Harbor, both on Sunday, have Revere officials contemplating and planning today. With Mayor Tom Ambrosino on vacation this week, Interim Mayor John Powers – who is quite an authority on flooding in his Ward 5 area –...

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Back to School

August 24, 2011
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Back to School

Incoming Rumney Marsh Academy (RMA) sixth-grader Elma Mujan (right) practices unlocking the padlocks for lockers while her cousin Melissa Mbehremovic, of Saugus, also gives it a try. Incoming RMA stu­dents were given tours last week by members of the RMA Aspirers Club to help acquaint them and their parents with life in middle school....

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Triple Play?: House and Senate Report out on Gambling Bill; Gov. Patrick Offers His Conditional Approval

August 24, 2011
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As expected, the House and the Senate have agreed on legislation for expanded gambling and have reported it out from committee and have made it available to the public in an action taken Tuesday by House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray. Governor Deval Patrick said he approved of the legislation and...

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War of the Words: Whelan Parents Concerned over ‘prejudice’ Label

August 24, 2011
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Middle school parents on the west side of the city spoke out this week concerning claims by school officials of prejudice in the adult community, saying that school officials and Mayor Tom Ambrosino painted too broadly with their brush. Parents Kristy Dacey, Marilyn Quintana and Jen Sasso – all of the area around the...

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Revere Teachers Issue Challenge to Parents Concerning Garfield

August 24, 2011
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The Revere school system has been in a mini-upheaval over the past week after revelations of adult racial prejudice surfaced from Superintendent Paul Dakin. Parents have been in intense discussions. Administrators have been as well. But the Revere Teacher’s Association (RTA) has issued the strongest words so far, releasing a stern statement on Monday...

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The Campaign Debate is a Debate in Itself

August 24, 2011
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Many months ago, the Revere Journal offered to moderate and to pay for a debate or debates between mayoral hopefuls Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo. At the time, both candidates indicated to us that they were willing and able to debate one another on the issues that all it would take was to arrange...

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Police Briefs 08-24-2011

August 24, 2011
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MONDAY, AUGUST 15 Julie E. DeVincent, 19, of Dracut, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor and operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger. TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 Elison D. Mejia, 26, of 10 Temple St., was arrested on a charge of trafficking in cocaine....

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Obituaries 08-24-2011

August 24, 2011
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Alice Antonucci Revere resident Alice M. (Fabiano) Antonucci of Revere died on August 22. The beloved wife of the late Santo “Sarno,” she was the devoted mother of Vincent and his wife, Marie of Wakefield, Louis and his wife, Carolyn of Everett and the late Johanna Carifio; dear sister of Richard Fabiano of Florida...

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Thanks, Adrienne

August 17, 2011
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Thanks, Adrienne

Current and former Revere Parks and Recreation summer campers and counselors paid tribute to Director Adrienne Sacco-Maguire last Thursday before the Parks and Rec’s Night at the Beach festivities.

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License Commission: Compromise Reached on Beach Restaurant

August 17, 2011
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License Commission: Compromise Reached on Beach Restaurant

The Revere License Commission met late last month and trimmed the hours slightly for Antonia’s on the Beach after a lengthy discussion. The Antonia’s matter had been continued from the June meeting with some neighbors and owners sparring over the volume of live music performances. A group of neighbors contended the music was disruptive...

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Randall Resigns; Case Still Pending

August 17, 2011
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Revere Police officer Todd Randall is now a former Revere Police officer, resigning from the force last week. Randall had been on unpaid leave since last fall for a medical issue, but had been arrested and charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) last spring for giving a false statement during the course...

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New Trash Ordinance Might Not Go into Effect Until January 1

August 17, 2011
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The City Council will weigh whether or not to postpone the controversial trash storage ordinance next Monday night, according to numerous sources. The Council voted in the ordinance last spring after a long and arduous discussion process that lasted many months. Ward 6 Councillor Charlie Patch put in the motion and argued that there...

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