Monthly Archives: February 2014

Voters Back Mohegan Sun

February 26, 2014
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Voters Back Mohegan Sun

The referendum vote Tuesday featured a huge voter turnout for a cold day in February, yet nearly an identical result as last November, save an increase of 4 percentage points for the pro-casino vote. There were 7,169 ‘yes’ votes (63.2%) cast for the casino and 4,172 ‘no’ votes (36.7%) cast against the casino. There...

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500 Take Their Polar Plunge

February 26, 2014
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500 Take Their Polar Plunge

More than 500 people descended on Revere Beach last Saturday morning to jump into ice cold water to benefit the Special Olympics. Plungers ran right into the beach water. Most kept on going, but some turned right back after hitting the 39-degree ocean water.

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Cold Contact: Candidates Have Found It Tough to Campaign in Brutal Winter

February 26, 2014
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Frozen pens, rain-frazzled hair and thermal-insulated snowsuits aren’t typically the things of political campaigns, but cold weather campaigning has been the only option for the candidates of the 16th Suffolk District over the last few weeks due to a unique race that has transpired over one of the worst winter stretches in years. Snow...

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Spike in Heroin Overdoses Leads to Many Saves by NARCAN

February 26, 2014
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Like many communities in the area, Revere has seen a spike in heroin overdoses over the last month, including a major surge between Feb. 12 and 18, according to Fire Chief Gene Doherty. Doherty said he recently was asked to compile statistics for the Board of Health on overdoses from Jan. 1 to Feb....

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The Decision Is Made; Now Let’s Work Together

February 26, 2014
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First, to both the proponents and opponents of the casino question, a thank you is in order for running two vigorous campaigns that resulted in more than 50% of Revere’s eligible voters coming out to cast their vote. This large  turnout — even more than what was cast in November shows how seriously thousands...

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Police Briefs 02-26-2014

February 26, 2014
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 Justin D. Hall, 33, of 418 Revere Beach Parkway,  was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of assault & battery. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Maria A. Tomassi, 32, of 172 Campbell Ave., was arrested on a charge of larceny of property over $250. Alexander Ionov, 27, of Boston, was arrested on charges of operating a...

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Hockey Team Wins Season Finale; Opens Play in State Tourney

February 26, 2014
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The Revere High hockey team prepped for its appearance in the post-season state tournament with a resounding 8-1 victory over former Greater Boston League rival Everett Friday at Cronin Rink in the final game of the regular season. “We played with a lot of energy, which is what this team needs to do if...

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Obituaries 02-26-2014

February 26, 2014
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Brenda Beaton Retired Foreign Disclosure Policy Officer, Real Estate Enthusiast; Worked part time at Suffolk Downs Brenda (Bernard) Beaton of Woburn, wife of Douglas H. Beaton, Jr., died Friday, February 21 at home surrounded by her family. She was 69 years old. Born in Danvers, the daughter of the late Henry L. and Eva...

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Will Voters Hold ‘em or Fold ‘em?: Historic Vote on Mohegan Sun Slated to Take Place on Tuesday

February 19, 2014
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Will Voters Hold ‘em or Fold ‘em?: Historic Vote on Mohegan Sun Slated to Take Place on Tuesday

The Special Election for the casino referendum already has a major head start in voting this week as some 601 absentee ballots had been filed with the Election Department by Tuesday afternoon. There was still time to file more absentee ballots, but the 601 figure is 100 ballots more than were filed in the...

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Casino Opponents Focus on Problems at Last Week’s Rally

February 19, 2014
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Casino Opponents Focus on Problems at Last Week’s Rally

With larger than life yellow ‘No Casino’ signs posted last week at f the First Congregational Church – signs that showed Paul Revere yelling “The Problems Are Coming” – anti-casino advocates decried the problems they see on the horizon if a casino is allowed in the upcoming Feb. 25 referendum vote. With Revere’s Joe...

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City Officials Make Push at Neighborhood Meetings

February 19, 2014
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City officials and Mohegan Sun executives – including the company’s chief executive officer – hit the campaign trail this week greeting residents  and asking voters to get out and vote ‘yes’ for the casino proposal in the Feb. 25 citywide referendum. Chief among those gatherings was Monday night at the Jack Satter House, where...

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Boy Scouts Are Asked to Leave St. Anthony’s

February 19, 2014
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They say no good turn goes unpunished and the recently revived Revere Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troop are trying to figure out why their good turns were rejected recently by St. Anthony’s Church. Several Scout volunteers contacted the Journal about the eviction of the Scouts from the Church, and Troop 15 Cub Scout...

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Carpenters Council Files Bid Protest on Hill School; May Delay Groundbreaking

February 19, 2014
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Groundbreaking on the new Hill School could be imperiled if a bid protest by the New England Council of Carpenters makes any traction at the Attorney General’s Office. Organizers for the Carpenters – which represents 28,000 workers in New England, including Revere – said they had filed an official bid protest with the AG...

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The Casino Vote Is next Tuesday

February 19, 2014
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The decision of whether to have a casino located at Suffolk Downs will be decided next Tuesday by the Revere voters. In the last few weeks, the campaigns both for the casino and against have been intensifying. The major campaigns undertaken by both groups speak strongly about the importance of this issue.  Local voters...

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Police Briefs 02-19-2014

February 19, 2014
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Monday, Feb. 10 Jose Luis Pineiro, 38, of Everett, was charged with operating a motor vehicle a suspended license. Melissa Buckley, 28, of 187 Cooledge St., was arrested on one warrant. Allen Johnson, 23, of 50 Fernwood Ave., was charged with violating a abuse prevention order. Tuesday, Feb. 11 Joseph Derek Proia, 28, of...

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RHS Sports Roundup

February 19, 2014
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RHS hockey team wins appeal; to play in tourney “All’s well that ends well,” is a truism that was never more aptly-applied than in the outcome last week of the Revere High hockey team’s appeal to the MIAA regarding a player eligibility issue that had threatened to deprive the Patriots of their hard-earned chance...

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Obituaries 02-19-2014

February 19, 2014
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Michael Ranaudo Account Manager; Of Winthrop, formerly of Revere Michael J. Ranaudo of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 13. He was 47 years old. He attended Revere schools, graduated from Rogers High School in Newport, RI and worked for SecurAmerica LLC as an Account Manager in Boston. He was...

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Rosa Is in for State Rep. Seat

February 13, 2014
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Rosa Is in for State Rep. Seat

“Let’s be honest!” It’s been my guiding principal in serving the people of Revere for 25 years, first as a member of the Revere School Committee followed by my election to three terms on the Revere City Council, then as Revere’s Legislative Aide for Senate President Robert Travaglini, and then a Legislative Aide to...

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Attraction to Necco Much Sweeter This Year

February 13, 2014
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Attraction to Necco Much Sweeter This Year

There is likely no candy that says ‘Valentine’s Day’ quite as well as a Necco Sweetheart, and while the Revere company is front and center during the lover’s holiday, February at the factory is a very quiet time. All the Sweethearts have been made – with production on them ramping up as early as...

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A Revere Love Story

February 13, 2014
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A Revere Love Story

All too often marriage vows fall short of the promise of “until death do us part,” but in the case of one man and his late wife, those vows went through a long and happy life – and then even beyond the grave. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Revere resident and East Boston...

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