Monthly Archives: October 2011

City of Revere Vacant Buildings 2011

October 28, 2011
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The City of Revere recently released its full list of Vacant Buildings. That list specifies those properties that will be fined for being abandoned. When the list was created, it was during much better economic times, and the purpose was to push the city’s few vacant property owners to sell in a boom market....

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Public Defender: Reardon Responds to Lukewarm Remarks by Mayoral Candidates

October 26, 2011
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Public Defender: Reardon Responds to Lukewarm Remarks by Mayoral Candidates

As last week’s Mayoral Debate chugged on in the Whelan School Auditorium, no one was more surprised by one of the questions than Police Chief Terence Reardon. The question, put directly to both Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo, was whether or not they would keep the Chief in place if elected. Given a series...

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Who You Gonna Call? Group Takes Scientific Approach to Seeking out and Solving Ghost Stories, Paranormal Experiences

October 26, 2011
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Who You Gonna Call? Group Takes Scientific Approach to Seeking out and Solving Ghost Stories, Paranormal Experiences

Scott Trainito doesn’t necessarily believe in ghosts – or more appropriately, the paranormal – but that hasn’t stopped him from looking for them time and again over the past five years. As the founder of Para-Boston Investigators, based in East Boston, the Everett resident and Eastie postman has put together a diverse team of...

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Property Owners Vow to Settle Outstanding Water Bill

October 26, 2011
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Owners of the building that formerly housed the Mt. Vernon at the Wharf Restaurant appeared before the License Commission last Thursday and maintained that they will immediately pay the $33,000 water bill that was left on their doorstep last month. “We were in the process of evicting them for non-payment of rent and on...

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Time to Get Motivated: Remember to Vote

October 26, 2011
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There is the expectation here that about 50% of eligible voters will cast a ballot in less than two weeks for the coming November Election. This is a percentile far too small to reliably mark the general sentiment of voters when it comes to electing our public officials. That being said, there is virtually...

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Police Briefs 10-26-2011

October 26, 2011
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MONDAY, OCT. 17 Paulo Vitor Cebola de Sena, 21, of 493 Beach St., was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Heather E. Harper, 21, of 1028 No. Shore Rd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Diane McDonough, 23, 1028 No. Shore Rd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Amado A. Morales,...

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The Mayoral Debate: A Great Showing by the Candidates

October 26, 2011
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The Revere Journal sponsored mayoral debate has come and gone. It is being broadcast on Revere TV. By all accounts, the debate between mayoral hopefuls Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo created a great deal of talk among those supporting both candidates as well as those who do not get involved but who watched the...

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English II: Talented Bulldog Team Hands RHS Its Second Loss of the Season; Team Hosts No. Andover Friday Night

October 26, 2011
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At the end of the movie The Big Lebowski, the character known only as The Stranger neatly sums up one way to think about how life works: “Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes the bear gets you.” The Revere High football team learned the meaning of that oft-quoted line from the cult movie...

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Obituaries 10-26-2011

October 26, 2011
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Mildred Hansen  Melrose resident Mildred L. “Mickey” (Bell) Hansen, a longtime resident of Melrose, formerly of Revere, died Sunday evening, October 23, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 82 years old. Mildred, who was lovingly known as “Mickey,” married Earl Hansen on January 31, 1950 and they made their home in Melrose since 1958.  She...

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Healing Hands: Revere Man is Recipient of World’s First Double Hand Transplant

October 20, 2011
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Healing Hands: Revere Man is Recipient of World’s First Double Hand Transplant

One Newman Street grandfather became international news this past week after he was the recipient of the first-ever, successful double hand transplant at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. And you’ve got to hand it to him, Richard Mangino certainly handled the situation with a lot of grace and gratitude. “When I survived the...

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Rizzo and Rotondo Debate the Issues

October 20, 2011
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Rizzo and Rotondo Debate the Issues

Revere residents received all they could have hoped for in a Revere Journal-sponsored mayoral debate between Councilors-at-Large Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo Tuesday night at the Whelan School. The two candidates offered contrasting styles and visions about how they would lead the city over the next four years as the successor to Mayor Thomas...

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City Bypasses Existing Civil Service List, Creating an Uncertain Future for Potential Recruits

October 20, 2011
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While the ranks in the Police Department have been depleted over the last few years, the City is now once again hiring – except now there’s a bit of controversy over whom is being hired. Mayor Tom Ambrosino announced the hirings a few weeks back, indicating that the City would bypass the existing Civil...

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President Powers: He is Setting a Great Example

October 20, 2011
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During this session of the city council, Council President John Powers has presided with dignity and intelligence. No issue is too large or too small to be discussed before Powers in his role as president. Everyone is accorded their moment in front of the microphone in the council chamber. He does not tend to...

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On Broadway: Foot Patrols Are Necessary

October 20, 2011
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In Lynn and in Chelsea, foot patrol officers patrolling the downtown centers of those two cities have reported that their presence is a welcome addition not just to residents shopping or walking in the downtown areas but for the many shopkeepers and businesses. By selectively putting foot patrol officers on Broadway, the Revere Police...

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A Comeback for the Ages: Patriots Erase a 17-point Deficit and Beat Peabody to Improve to 5-1

October 20, 2011
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With the scoreboard showing a score of 17-0 in favor of the visitors and 6:50 on the clock in the fourth period, things certainly looked bleak for the Revere High football team and their fans, many of whom already were heading for the exits, as the Patriots prepared to punt away the ball from...

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Police Briefs 10-19-2011

October 20, 2011
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 Diane M. Amoroso, 51, of 220 Proctor Ave., was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor (2nd offense), operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger, and armed assault with intent to murder. She also was cited for the civil motor vehicle infraction...

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Obituaries 10-19-2011

October 20, 2011
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Rev. Paul R.E. Francis  Former Pastor of St. Theresa’s Parish in Revere Reverend Paul R. E. Francis of Boston entered into eternal life on October 16. He was 96 years old. Father Francis was born in Belize, formerly British Honduras, on June 16, 1915. He was raised in Belize and attended St. John’s College...

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Hip Hop Star Big D ready to play in Brazilian Beauty Contest in East Boston

October 19, 2011
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An emerging Hip Hop Act ready for a breakthrough towards the mainstream, the East Boston-based  Big D is currently working on his first album, promising mixed influences from Reggaeton, Urban Hip Hip to R&B and lyrics that praise the glamorous side of the fame. On October 22nd, Big D will be the feature presentation...

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RFD Adds 15 to Its Ranks

October 13, 2011
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RFD Adds 15 to Its Ranks

The reinforcements have been called in at the Revere Fire Department, with the City swearing in 15 new firefighters last Thursday in a ceremony that brought out so many people that there was literally nowhere to sit, stand or move in the City Council Chambers. All 15 raised their hands simultaneously and repeated the...

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Foot Patrols Give Officers a Leg Up: Early Results Are Positive; Candidates Disagree with Ambrosino’s Stance

October 13, 2011
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No matter who is elected mayor in November, it appears that there will be a change in philosophy when it comes to police foot patrols on Broadway. Two weeks ago, Councillor Dan Rizzo put in a late motion at the Council meeting calling for an immediate foot patrol to be instituted on Broadway, saying...

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