Monthly Archives: February 2012

City Officials to Allow Another Billboard?

February 29, 2012
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City Officials to Allow Another Billboard?

A number of residents turned out Monday night adamantly against a billboard proposal at Copeland Circle, in front of the Four Points Sheraton, but councillors did not condemn the project, and rather left the door open for further discussion at upcoming meetings. Attorney Larry Simeone, appearing as a representative for the proposed owner, Vincent...

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Revere’s Super Tuesday

February 29, 2012
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Revere’s Super Tuesday

When voters go to the polls in Revere next week as part of Super Tuesday, it won’t be the same old routine for the voters of North Revere and the rest of Precinct 6-3. For the first time in the history of the city, there will be a polling place located in the city’s...

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Police Captains Give Up Vehicles

February 29, 2012
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Revere’s police captains returned their city owned vehicles Monday, ushering in a new era of fiscal belt tightening and fiscal conservatism that is expected to be a citywide experience, according to Mayor Dan Rizzo. The return was orderly, except for one instance of a police captain parking his car in front of the headquarters...

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A Split Decision

February 29, 2012
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After being asked to resign by Mayor Dan Rizzo, one License Commissioner will not serve out the remaining two years on his term, while another will go ahead and serve out the remaining four months on his term. License Commission Chair Tom Henneberry told the Journal that the mayor asked him to step down...

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Thank You, Chief Cafarelli

February 29, 2012
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Captains in the Revere Police Department have all returned their automobiles as requested by Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli. Not enough can be said about this first instance of creating a new department persona based on professionalism and what is right and what is efficient as well. The captains perform an important service. They are...

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RHA Girls Win Regular Season Finale

February 29, 2012
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The Revere High girls basketball team tuned up for the state tournament with a 41-26 victory over Medford last week in the finale of the regular season. The Lady Patriots were set to embark on their Journey to the Tourney last night (Tuesday) at Westford Academy High School as the Journal was going to...

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Police Briefs 02-29-2012

February 29, 2012
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Gage-Anthony D. Lucas Smith, 19, of Dorchester, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Carlos Silva, 38, of 16 Highland St., was arrested on a charge of disturbing the peace. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Joseph R. Perrier, 26, of 52 Crest Ave., was arrested on charges of assault with intent to murder, assault...

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Billboard Owners Need to Pay

February 29, 2012
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There is a reason so many businesspeople like putting up billboards in Revere near to major highways or highly commercial areas. Billboards generate enormous amounts in rental income forever once they are put up. Putting them up is all about getting the proper approvals and securing a special permit  from the City Council. So...

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Obituaries 02-29-2012

February 29, 2012
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Grace Barrasso East Boston Resident Grace M. (DeStefano) Barrasso of East Boston died in Florida on February 25. A former employee of the Boston School System, she was the beloved wife of Anthony Barrasso of East Boston; devoted mother of Janice A. Heffron of New Hampshire and Denice A. Barrasso of East Boston; cherished...

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Community Music Video Will Welcome Visiting Officials to Revere High School

February 22, 2012
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Community Music Video Will Welcome Visiting Officials to Revere High School

Revere High School – Don’t Stop Believing When the all-important accreditation team comes to Revere High School (RHS) early next month, their first impression of the place will come from a delightful music video put together by the entire high school community – a video that has already taken the city by storm...

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This Girl Has Talent

February 22, 2012
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This Girl Has Talent

Jocelyn Gonzalez dances to “Number One Girl” in the Revere High School Talent Show that was held last week. More photographs will appear in next week’s edition.

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Police Captains and City Owned Cars Don’t Mix: Chief Cafarelli Preparing Order to Return City Owned Vehicles

February 22, 2012
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Acting Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli will be ordering Revere’s police captains, among the most highly paid municipal employees on the city payroll, to return their city-owned vehicles and to begin using their own transport from their homes to the station. The chief’s order is imminent. “It is time to change the way the department...

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Ciarlone Assault Revisited After Recent Violation

February 22, 2012
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Though many thought the criminal case with former School Committee member Michael Ciarlone had found its way quietly to a resolution, this month it has taken on a new life. Chelsea Police arrested Ciarlone  – who is currently an employee of the School Department and is on leave without pay – at the end...

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License Commission Memberswill Not Heed Request to Leave

February 22, 2012
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The two members of the License Commission that were asked to step down last week by Mayor Dan Rizzo will decline to do so and will serve out their respective terms. Sources close to the situation told the Journal this week that Chair Tom Henneberry and Member Bob Marra will decline to step down...

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Mayor Setting the Example

February 22, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo is setting a new precedent by refusing the city car institutionalized as their own for as far back as we can recall. Mayor Rizzo has returned his car to the city. He has told officials that he will be using his own automobile rather than to accept the perk of the...

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Police Chief Following Suit

February 22, 2012
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Chief Joseph Cafarelli has said he is adamant about reshaping the persona of the Revere Police Department. Since taking over two weeks ago he has made a flurry of command changes and new assignments. However, ordering his captains to return the city owned automobiles they have been using for years to drive home will...

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Police Presence on Broadway

February 22, 2012
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At the mayor’s request, Chief Cafarelli has assigned a number of police officers to the Broadway beat. For the first time in years, Broadway now has police officers present and highly visible in yellow jackets from 2-6 p.m. everyday to add to the new effort to raise the quality of life for those who...

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RHS Hockey Team Wins Three Straight

February 22, 2012
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The surging Revere High hockey team batted 1.000 this week, reeling off three victories in three outings, to move to the brink of qualifying for the post season state tournament. The Patriots now stand at 7-8-4 on the season and need a win in their final regular season game tonight (Wednesday) against Matignon in...

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Police Briefs 02-22-2012

February 22, 2012
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ARREST Report Monday, Feb. 13 Carla Gioe, 47, of Malden, was arrested on one warrant. Jonathan Harris, 18, 418 Parkway, was charged with shoplifting (3rd or more offenses). Tuesday, Feb. 14 No Arrests Reported Wednesday, Feb. 15 No Arrests Reported Thursday, Feb. 16 Matthew Dionne, 28, of 406 Malden St., was arrested on one...

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Obituaries 02-22-2012

February 22, 2012
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William ‘Shack’ Shackelton Revere Resident William N. “Shack” Shackelton of Revere, formerly of Malden, died on February 18. He was the devoted father of Amanda E. Shackelton and William N. Shackelton, Jr., both of Malden; cherished son of the late Carolyn (Hodgdon) (Shackelton) Topping and her husband, Howard Topping of Malden and Robert C....

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