Monthly Archives: December 2012

Mayor Taps Hinojosa as New Rec Director

December 12, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo this week has put forth Michael Hinojosa as his pick to replace her. Hinojosa is a Revere High School graduate and is known to be full of energy when it comes to youth activities, having coached extensively in Babe Ruth softball and girl’s basketball. He was one of the leaders of...

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Local Aid Cuts to Hurt Revere

December 12, 2012
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If the Commonwealth of Massachusetts had a checkbook, it would be woefully overdrawn. And they’re once-again turning to cities like Revere to help balance their red ink in the form of mid-year local aid cuts – the second time in three years Gov. Deval Patrick has proposed such a previously unprecedented move. Local aid...

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Revere Police Looking for Armed Man

December 12, 2012
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Revere Police and State Police are on the lookout for an armed criminal and the License Commission is preparing to yank the license of a business that armed criminal allegedly took over some two years ago by force, intimidation, kidnapping and blackmail. A warrant has been issued for Gary Coulanges surrounding an ongoing issue...

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Council Approves TIF

December 12, 2012
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We support the recent unanimous vote by the City Council to approve the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Agreement for DeMoulas at the Northgate Shopping Mall.  The amount of money that is to be foregone by the City (about $100,000 per year for 10 years, as compared to the yearly tax revenue of almost $210,000...

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State Aid Cuts

December 12, 2012
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Just when we thought that we were out of the woods with regard to local aid reductions by the state, local officials across the Commonwealth were notified last week that there will be almost $9 million less in discretionary state aid available to cities and towns for the current fiscal year.  For Revere, this...

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RHS Hockey Opens Tonight

December 12, 2012
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The Revere High hockey team will get its 2012-13 season underway this evening, Wednesday, Dec. 12, when the Patriots host Somerville, former long time rival from the Greater Boston League, at Cronin Rink. Face off time is 6:30. First year coach Joe Ciccarello’s Patriots engaged in a series of scrimmages over the past week...

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Police Briefs 12-12-2012

December 12, 2012
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MONDAY, DEC. 10 Derek J. Agresti, 42, of Boston, was arrested on charges of assault & battery and disorderly conduct. TUESDAY, DEC. 4 Juan P. Bernabe, 41, of Peabody, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Daniel-Antonio Hernandez-Chincilla, 35, of Herdon, Virginia, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5 Matthew Ronald Graves, 20,...

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Obituaries 12-12-2012

December 12, 2012
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Andrew Schena Member of Founding Family of Revere Beach’s “The Banana Boat” Andrew J. Schena died unexpectedly at his Revere home on December 3. He was 49 years old. Born in Everett, he lived his entire life in Revere and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1981. Most of his working career was...

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The Mighty Duck

December 5, 2012
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The Mighty Duck

RumneyMarsh Academy Leanne O’Hara and student James Fabiano discuss strategy before the annual Parent/Teacher Basketball that was recently held.

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Novoselsky Will Lead Council

December 5, 2012
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After serving on the City Council for decades, it appears that Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky will get his first crack at Council President in the coming year. Novoselsky told the Journal it appears right now that he has at least eight votes from the Council to secure the spot. At the same time,...

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Councillors Say No Way to Pot Dispensaries Here

December 5, 2012
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The Revere City Council is looking to change the City’s zoning so as to block any medical marijuana dispensaries from locating in the city as a result of the approved medical marijuana ballot question from the Nov. 6thelection. In a resounding vote statewide, voters easily approved a plan to allow medical marijuana to be...

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Council Unanimously Approves TIF

December 5, 2012
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City councillors unanimously approved a Tax Incremental Financing Agreement (TIF) for the owners of the former Toys ‘R Us property at Northgate Mall – under the auspices that the taxpayer investment would draw in a new 80,000 sq. ft. Market Basket grocery store. In a vote of 10-0 (Councillor Stephen Reardon was absent), the...

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Rising Home Heating Costs Have Homeowners Worried

December 5, 2012
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If last year’s mild winter was a gift from God for those who pay close attention to their heating bills, one can certainly not expect another such generous gift this year. Projections for a much colder winter this year, along with high heating oil prices that aren’t budging, have homeowners a bit anxious about...

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Fuel Assistance Program Benefits Must Continue

December 5, 2012
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We have admired the outstanding work that Bob Repucci, executive director of Community Action Programs Intercity (CAPIC) has done for so many years on behalf of low-income residents in Revere and the neighboring communities of Chelsea and Winthrop. In a story in the Journal this week, Mr. Repucci expresses his concerns that the state...

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Police Briefs 12-05-2012

December 5, 2012
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Barbara Brown, 25, of 230 Revere St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 Edison Omar Gonzalez, 33, of 64 Hutchinson St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of trafficking in cocaine and illegal possession of a Class A controlled narcotic substance. Plinio Matos, 34, of...

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Sports 12-05-2012

December 5, 2012
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RHS girls basketball team readying for upcoming season “It’s hard to believe we are getting ready for a new season,” said Revere High girls head basketball coach Katelyn Leonard this week as she put her team through their paces in anticipation of the 2012-2013 campaign. The Lady Patriot basketball program has been a bright...

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Obituaries 12-05-2012

December 5, 2012
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Florence Maiorano Of Revere Florence (Zaccaria) Maiorano of Revere died on December 2. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent J.; devoted mother of Marie King of Florida; sister of Margaret Anderson of Revere and the late Eva McCool and Angelina Fiore; grandmother of Michael Kelley and his wife, Cathleen and Cynthia...

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