Archive for March, 2013

Councillors Upset over McKinley Financing Deal

March 6, 2013
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Several City Councillors are taking a strong stand in opposition to the new McKinley School’s total financial package that Mayor Dan Rizzo presented to them last month, and which will be the subject of a major public hearing on Monday, March 11th. At this past Monday’s City Council meeting, numerous councillors were skeptical of...
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Dakin Takes Top Honor for State

March 6, 2013
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School Superintendent Paul Dakin doesn’t mind being out in front of a crowd, just as long as he’s not holding an award and wearing a medal. So it was that the City’s ever-popular superintendent quietly won the Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year Award in Los Angeles last week and told nary a soul about...
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Federal Sequester

March 6, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  Mayor Dan Rizzo is assessing the impact of the cuts to...
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Police Briefs 03-06-2013

March 6, 2013
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Monday, Feb. 25 Scott Mehlinger, 25, of 193 Rice Ave, was arrested on one warrant. Tuesday, Feb. 26 Gaetano Cavallaro, 52, of Malden, was charged with shoplifting over $100, assault and battery, and two warrants. Wednesday, Feb. 27 Michael Hurst, 26, of Wilmington, was charged with possession of a Class A drug and possession...
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Rose Continues to Bloom: Revere High School Senior Named Conference MVP

March 6, 2013
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Bobby Rose was not in a good place early in his career at Revere High School. His grades weren’t up to par and his participation in sports was in jeopardy. But Rose, helped by the support of RHS administrators, teachers, coaches, and family, was able to turn his situation in to a positive one...
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Obituaries 03-06-2013

March 6, 2013
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Henry “Hank” Kupczewski Professional Window Cleaner, 50-Year Chelsea Yacht Member and Compassionate Man Henry “Hank” Kupczewski passed away after a short illness on March 1 at Golden Living Center Elmhurst in Melrose where he had been receiving palliative care. Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Anthony and Agnes (Konopka)...
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The Sport of Kings

March 1, 2013
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The Sport of Kings

Festa Road resident Louis Rizzo came bearing gifts – in this case a wonderful watercolor painting of a horserace – during the recent Suffolk Downs Senior Valentines Luncheon. Rizzo and his wife, Marjorie, are both signature members of the prestigious New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) and have been included in several of their shows....
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Adele Toro Was the Kind of Advocate That’s Missing from Today’s Discussions

March 1, 2013
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Adele Toro Was the Kind of Advocate  That’s Missing from Today’s Discussions

There are not too many advocates left in the City who are unpaid and willing to fearlessly stick out their own necks for what they believe is the good of their neighborhood or their city. This month, there is one fewer, as long-time North Revere resident Adele Toro passed away on Feb. 12th at...
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The Top 100: Highest Salary in Revere Last Year Was $316,958.

March 1, 2013
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Also see – Revere Payroll 2012 More than 100 city employees exceeded the $100,000 per year salary, while the City also saw its first $300,000 per year earner – just one year after it saw its first $200,000 per year earner. The total payroll for 2012 equaled $80.667 million. The situation with the City’s first...
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After School Program Gets Initial Okay

March 1, 2013
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There was absolute unanimous, though still preliminary, approval on Monday for a new After-School Program building to be sited at 85 Broadway by For Kids Only (FKO). Dozens of parents, employees and supporters of FKO joined every Revere City Councillor on Monday in lending support to the project during a public hearing. “The signs...
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Wynn Seen as Serious in Everett

March 1, 2013
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A move by the Wynn Resorts – headed up by casino mogul Steve Wynn –  to bolster its image locally and to radically differentiate itself from the Suffolk  Downs/Caesar’s Entertainment group has made a big splash this week in the small pond of casino developers vying for a Greater Boston casino license. The move...
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Too Soon to Call Costs on Garfield Problems

March 1, 2013
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Budget busting cost estimates on the fix at the Garfield School are much too preliminary according to Superintendent Paul Dakin. Engineers and consultants are currently making the conditions safe at the school to keep things safe in the event that another concrete panel falls from the building façade. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,...
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The City Payroll

March 1, 2013
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The City’s Financial Department released the Top 100 salaries for Municipal Employees in 2012, and it was once again a real eye opener to see just how much money those at the top end are making. To say it lightly, it is a little offensive to the average resident in Revere, who might work...
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Police Briefs 02-27-2013

March 1, 2013
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 Joanne L. Soczek, 49, of 69 Campbell Ave., was arrested on a charge of shoplifting. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 Eduardo R. Aponte, 27, of Roslindale, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Jason C. Dulcetta, 25, of 4 Jordan St., was arrested on charges of malicious destruction of property over $250, being rude...
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RHS Girls Play at Westford Tonight in State Tourney Opener

March 1, 2013
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The Revere High girls basketball team will open play in the MIAA State Tournament at Westford Academy this evening (Wednesday) at 7:00. The Lady Patriots, who finished with an 11-9 record, are the 14th seeded team in the Division 1 North Sectional. Westford, 17-4, which hails from the Dual County League, is the third...
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Obituaries 02-27-2013

March 1, 2013
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Bertram “Bert” Gibbs Owned Biltmore Green Luggage; Member of Shriners Bertram “Bert” Gibbs of Marblehead passed away on February 24 after a long illness. Bert was born in Chelsea to Lithuanian immigrants Arthur and Shirley (Kaplan) Gibbs and raised in Chelsea and Revere.  He served in the US Marine Corps during World War II and...
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