Monthly Archives: June 2012

Take Me Higher, Dad

June 27, 2012
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Take Me Higher, Dad

Ryan Signorelli enjoys the view from above courtsey of his father, Geoff.

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Granddad Claims That He Was Falsely Arrested

June 27, 2012
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Making an incredible allegation of false arrest on Revere Beach, a 55-year-old Revere resident filed a lawsuit in Boston’s Federal Court against a State Trooper who allegedly arrested him while he was trying to teach his granddaughter not to play with fireworks. The State Police did not return a communication from the Journal in...

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Smith Snubs City Officials over Violations

June 27, 2012
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The king of no-show will apparently now have to show up at a Chelsea courthouse, as Revere fire officials filed a criminal complaint in Chelsea District Court on Tuesday against Everett State Rep. Steve ‘Stat’ Smith in the ongoing saga over his illegal apartments on Yeamans Street. After Smith allegedly dragged his feet for...

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Cafarelli Named Permanent Chief

June 27, 2012
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Over the strong objections of one city councillor, the City Council followed the desire of Mayor Dan Rizzo and pushed through the permanent, five-year appointment of Acting Chief Joe Cafarelli on Monday night. Rizzo had taken swift action in February to appoint Cafarelli as acting chief and to demote former Chief Terence Reardon. At...

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The Unemployment Rate

June 27, 2012
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State statistics reveal that Revere’s overall unemployment rate has dropped to 6.8 percent. At least this is what the rate was in May. The local unemployment rate has gone down 2 points since January and it is almost 4 points better than it was during the depths of the recession. So unemployment is dropping...

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Fire Chief Good Choice

June 27, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo has re-appointed Fire Chief Gene Doherty as the city’s director of Emergency Management – a position he is eminently qualified to hold. It is likely there is no one serving in municipal government here more capable of running such an office of importance than Doherty. He is smart about what he...

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Remembering Revere’s Golden Days of Sports

June 27, 2012
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The May 2nd edition of the Revere Journal under its fascinating ‘Through the Years’ section featured a picture of two football players kneeling in front of our coaches and the fathers of the seniors of our 1963-64 Revere High School (RHS) football team taken at the old Paul Revere Stadium. In that photo, I...

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Police Briefs 06-27-2012

June 27, 2012
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SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION Revere Police are investigating a drive-by shooting on Raymond Road that transpired around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday. The victim told police that he was walking to the convenience store on Raymond Road when he observed a dark vehicle drive up close to him. As the vehicle reached his position, an occupant...

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Obituaries 06-27-2012

June 27, 2012
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Assunta ‘Susan’ Milligan Of Marblehead, formerly of Everett Assunta “Susan” (Melagrano) Milligan of Marblehead, formerly of Revere and Everett, died suddenly on June 23 at Salem Hospital. She was 65 years old. A former Wire Operator at Wells Fargo and many other brokerage firms, she was born in Italy, the daughter of the late...

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Cyndal Todd Crowned N.E. Perfect Miss 2012

June 21, 2012
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Cyndal Todd Crowned N.E. Perfect Miss 2012

Cyndal Maria Todd works as a full-time paralegal and is an actress and a model, so she wears different hats in the stream of her daily life. The stunning, 26-year-old Revere High graduate also currently wears the crown of New England Perfect Miss 2012, having prevailed over twenty contestants in the pageant that was...

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House in Disorder: City Officials Fed Up with Smith’s Antics

June 21, 2012
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Revere’s highest officials are irate at Everett State Rep. Steve ‘Stat’ Smith (D-Everett) for dragging his feet in fixing code violations and fire safety violations uncovered last month at a Yeamans Street property that contained some 12 illegal apartments. Mayor Dan Rizzo said this week Smith has not even come close to satisfying city...

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Local Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall

June 21, 2012
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The city’s unemployment rate has followed a state trend and plummeted more than 2 percent since January, resulting in a rate of 6.8 percent for Revere in May. The entire labor force for the city was at 24,730 people in May, and 1,670 were unemployed, resulting in the 6.8 percent rate. The statewide rate...

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Joe Quarantello

June 21, 2012
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The city has a new Licensing Board Commissioner and he is Joe Quarantello. Mr. Quarantello was sworn in at city hall earlier this week. He took the oath of office with Mayor Dan Rizzo standing almost by his side. Mr. Quarantello is 53. He’s married with three children  and he is employed in an...

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Traffic Mitigation

June 21, 2012
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On first blush, the traffic mitigation package unveiled by Suffolk Downs recently is dedicated to two major thrusts – to reduce the McClellan Highway backlog, which will require a major piece of work in East Boston with a flyover at Boardman Street and further mitigation efforts at Bell Circle. The Suffolk casino developers and...

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The City Budget

June 21, 2012
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The city is once again dealing with limited funds to meet its obligations for the coming year. In other words, even after carefully watching all spending and making cuts here and there, the city needs new revenue streams or added revenue streams to make up the structural deficit that occurs from year to year...

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Ciccarello Leads RHS Softball to New Heights

June 21, 2012
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Joe Ciccarello was asked what the signature victory was for his rapidly rising Revere High softball program this season. The answer: an upset of perennial Middlesex League powerhouse and recent two-time Division 1 state champion Lexington in the first round of the State Tournament – on the Minutemen’s home field, no less. “That was...

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Police Briefs 06-20-2012

June 21, 2012
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‘HITMAN’ TAKES A HIT A police task force watched the parking lot of Target last Wednesday afternoon, operating on a tip that a man known only as ‘Hitman’ planned to sell an illegal firearm to another individual around 4:30 p.m. Around that time, officers watched ‘Hitman’ pull into the parking lot and the buyer...

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Obituaries 06-20-2012

June 21, 2012
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Marjorie Snow Of Florida, formerly of Revere Marjorie A. (Sullivan) Snow of St. Petersburg, Florida, formerly of Revere, died peacefully on June 8. She was 83 years old. Born in Medford on September 15, 1928, she lived in Massachusetts most of her life before moving to Florida in 1980. She was preceded in death...

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RHS Graduation Day 2012

June 13, 2012
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RHS Graduation Day 2012

The Revere High School Class of 2012 is shown above tossing their caps into the air in the traditional manner following graduation over the weekend.

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From RHS to Harvard: Ferrante Becomes Second in Family to Attend Storied University

June 13, 2012
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From RHS to Harvard: Ferrante Becomes Second in Family to Attend Storied University

When Revere High School (RHS) 2012 Valedictorian Michael Ferrante was in second grade, he helped pack up his brother’s belongings and drive them over to Cambridge. He carried boxes and computers across Harvard Yard and took in everything in the old buildings as his brother, Frank T. Ferrante, nervously acclimated himself to the campus...

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