Monthly Archives: November 2012

Bridge to Beach is Officially Open

November 30, 2012
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Bridge to Beach is Officially Open

With a black and white photo showing the late John and Christine Markey enjoying Revere Beach placed prominently at the mouth of the new bridge bearing their last name, Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) said he believes the new bridge will help bring the wonder back to Wonderland and continue to fuel the resurgence of...

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Senior Thanksgiving

November 30, 2012
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Senior Thanksgiving

Sharing a laugh at the luncheon were Sharkey Zoulalian, Betty Jones and Evelyn Squitieri.

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Jewelry Box Marks 35 Years This Holiday Season

November 30, 2012
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The Jewelry Box on Broadway Revere is more than a place to buy and sell gold and jewelry; after 35 years, it has become a symbol of family. That’s precisely why owner Tom Yourawski is known as ‘Uncle Tommy’ by people far and wide on the North Shore – people use the term ‘uncle’...

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Wynn Proposes Everett Casino, to Compete with Suffolk Downs

November 30, 2012
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It takes three strikes before one is out, and so far casino development magnate Steve Wynn has only one strike against him in Massachusetts. Now it appears that – after whiffing in Foxboro with Patriots owner Bob Kraft – Wynn will take his second swing at developing a Greater Boston area casino in Everett....

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Casino Bombshell

November 30, 2012
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The possible re-entry of Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn into the bidding of the only Greater Boston area casino license has created a new twist into what was thought to be an almost certain lock by the owners of Suffolk Downs and its partner Caesar’s Entertainment who had been the sole bidders for...

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Guest Op-ed : Siting of New Mckinley School is Wrong

November 30, 2012
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The proposed site for the new McKinley school at Hill park  is an inappropriate location.  It has the potential to create gridlock in our city center, slow emergency vehicle response times, and deprive residents of many of the recreational activities they have been enjoying throughout the years. This appears to be another school site...

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Pats Play Well, but Fall Short

November 30, 2012
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In many respects, the 2012 edition of the annual Thanksgiving Day game between Winthrop and Revere seemed like the good ol’ days that so many fans of a certain age recall about the traditional rivalry between the two teams. The intersection of Broadway and Park Ave. was the scene of pre-game and post-game traffic...

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Police Briefs 11-30-2012

November 30, 2012
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PARKING SPOT SCARE One Hillside Avenue man is facing serious charges after threatening a family going to church on Sunday morning with a firearm and then screaming racial slurs at them. The victim told police that just after noon, he and his two kids were headed to church at Immaculate Conception Church and looking...

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Obituaries 11-30-2012

November 30, 2012
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Anna Levesque Of Malden Anna Levesque of Malden, formerly of Somerville, died on November 21. She was 34 years old. She was the daughter of Robert and Carol (Materazzo) Levesque of Somerville and is also survived by her partner Michelle Thibodeau of Malden, her loving “Nana” Mary Harris, Uncle John, Susan Wood and her...

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Casino Magnate Steve Wynn Will Visit Everett with a Casino Proposal for Old Monsanto Sight, in Direct Competition with Suffolk Downs

November 27, 2012
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It takes three strikes before one is out, and so far casino development magnate Steve Wynn has only one strike against him. It appears that – after whiffing in Foxboro with Patriots owner Bob Kraft – Wynn will take his second swing at developing a Greater Boston area casino in Everett. The Revere Journal...

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Black Friday : Local Stores Offering Many Specials

November 21, 2012
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Black Friday : Local Stores Offering Many Specials

During the shopping frenzy that the Thanksgiving holiday has become, one doesn’t need to go far to find great deals. In fact, savvy shoppers will find that they can save a tank of gas, avoid the mall and find great deals just around the corner. Local retailers and businesses are preparing for some major...

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RPD Union Voices Opposition to Reorganization

November 21, 2012
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Hard feelings are brewing this week between one Revere Police Department (RPD) union and Mayor Dan Rizzo, as the mayor potentially investigates a reorganization of the department that union officials feel is going to politicize policing. In a letter to the mayor and submitted to the Journal on Monday, the RPD Superior Officers Union...

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Turkey Day Meal Shows Slight Increase This Year

November 21, 2012
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The cost of the typical Thanksgiving dinner this year is nearly unchanged after eight years of increases, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) – which has conducted the annual Thanksgiving dinner cost index survey since 1986. This year’s increase of about 1 percent comes as good news after a monstrous 13 percent...

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RPD Clearing Roadways of Aggressive Drivers

November 21, 2012
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After several months of heavy enforcement on Revere’s roads, the message is getting out to aggressive drivers that Revere Police will no longer tolerate nonsense. Traffic Division Sgt. Chris Giannino told the Journal that Chief Joe Cafarelli has dedicated more staff to the Traffic Division – and with the help of three state grant...

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RHS Wins Cheerleading State Title

November 21, 2012
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The Revere High School football cheerleading squad is officially No. 1 in Massachusetts after winning the MIAA Division 1 Large Coed state championship at Shrewsbury High School. Coach Julianne Esposito’s talented contingent outpointed four other state finalists, Natick, Norwood, Marblehead, and Diman Vocational, to take home the state championship trophy. “It’s a fantastic feeling...

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Thanksgiving 2012

November 21, 2012
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This Thanksgiving, as we pause to reflect, there are mixed signs of where we as a nation are headed.  First for the good news: The presidential election showed more minorities participated in the voting process. The home mortgage crisis that triggered the real estate freefall of price values has seen stabilization and housing starts...

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Police Briefs 11-21-2012

November 21, 2012
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Monday, Nov. 12 Erick Martinez, 42, of 37 Warren St., was arrested on one warrant. Tanya Stephens, 27, of 26 Raymond Rd., was arrested on one warrant. Tuesday, Nov. 13 Ralph Rizzuti, 45, of Winthrop, was charged with larceny under $250 and one warrant. Wednesday, Nov. 14 No Arrests Reported Thursday, Nov. 15 Richard...

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Showdown : Revere Hosts Winthrop on Thanksgiving Day

November 21, 2012
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The Revere High football team will be looking to close out the 2012 season with a win over annual Thanksgiving Day rival Winthrop when the Patriots host this year’s contest at Harry Della Russo Field Thursday morning at 10:00. Although neither squad will be playing in the post-season, a lot will be at stake...

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Obituaries 11-21-2012

November 21, 2012
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Robert Cook Retired Revere Firefighter and USCG CPO, Past Commander of Revere American Legion Robert L. Cook, a Retired Chief Petty Officer-USCG and a retired Revere firefighter died unexpectedly in Revere on November 16. He was 82 years old. A US Coast Guard veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, he was the...

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Pop Warner Cheerleaders on Championship Quest

November 14, 2012
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Pop Warner Cheerleaders on Championship Quest

Three Revere Junior Patriots Pop Warner cheerleading squads are already among the best in New England. The 55 cheerleaders, ages 8 to 15, and three coaching staffs will now have the opportunity to earn the title of best in the United States at the 2012 National Cheer Championships that are being held in Lake...

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