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Ruling could come any day; decision will impact several Revere residents

August 14, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com At one time, the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority was a simple toll-collecting agency, but now it has attracted the ire of many tollpayers and has prompted a lawsuit that many in Revere and the surrounding areas are joining. Beverly Attorney Jan Schlichtmann filed a class action lawsuit in Middlesex Superior Court...

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The Meals Tax Option – The City Council takes a stand, but the need for new revenues is as strong as ever

August 14, 2009
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The City Council has warmed our hearts by refusing to raise the meals tax in the city. The action taken at City Hall Monday night is sure to create some joy among taxpayers and those who frequent the many restaurants and food outlets in the city. The City Council, in this instance, has said...

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Council Motions

August 14, 2009
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09-365 Motion presented by Councillor Guinasso: That the Mayor request the Traffic Commission to look into the feasibility of making Graves Road from Malden Street to Davis Street one-way Monday through Friday between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the interest of public safety and at the request of area residents....

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Obituaries – 08/14/09

August 14, 2009
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Charlotte ‘Dottie’ Hendsbee Raytheon Co. inspector Charlotte D. “Dottie” (Dwyer) Hendsbee, a resident of Malden for 26 years, formerly of Somerville, died on August 8 at the Epoch Senior Health Care of Melrose, following a long illness. Mrs. Hendsbee was born and raised in Somerville and lived there until moving to Malden in 1963....

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Eagle has an eye for Revere

August 5, 2009
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Eagle has an eye for Revere

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It was enough to make everyone in the Point of Pines put their hands over their hearts and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Last week, America’s national bird, the bald eagle – the undeniable symbol of American freedom – landed on Revere Beach and camped out on several houses in...

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City spends a day in the winner’s circle

August 5, 2009
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City spends a day in the winner’s circle

Onwingsandaprayer and jockey Orlando Bocachica rated just off the front-runners and drew off to a 3 1/4 length victory in Saturday’s featured race at Suffolk Downs, the City of Revere Classic, as the track celebrated Revere Day, the sixth of eight Commitment to Community days honoring individuals and organizations that make a positive difference...

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Revere Beach becoming an unexpected bird sanctuary

August 5, 2009
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Revere Beach becoming an unexpected bird sanctuary

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There are quite a few rare birds on Revere Beach, but none with as interesting a story as the endangered Piping Plovers. The story of Revere Beach had been a sad one up until the mandatory Boston Harbor cleanup several years ago, and more recently, the careful attention that has...

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Talbot case slows with the summer – No significant developments expected until October or later

August 5, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The murder case of Revere Police Officer Dan Talbot has all but come to a quiet halt this summer. There have been no filings for months, the information sharing process between the prosecution and defense attorneys is nearly completed, and there have been no real revelations in the case, either...

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Opponents want to put the issue on November ballot

August 5, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Several residents in opposition to the Revere Public Schools’ new contraception policy at the school-based Health Center are collecting signatures and expect to have a question on the November ballot. Kathy Magno of Revere Street told the Journal that several members of the community – who earlier this year collected...

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Health Care Reform – Issue is a perfect example of the notion that ‘all politics are local’

August 5, 2009
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The national debate this summer over reforming health care is all about changing a system that’s destined to bankrupt the nation. Nowhere is this more evident than right here in Revere. In the School Department budget next year, it will cost the city $7.7 million to provide health insurance for school employees. Mayor Thomas...

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Obituaries – 08/05/09

August 5, 2009
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Anna Lipinski Of Maine, formerly of Revere Anna I. (Racki) Lipinski of Naples, Maine, formerly of Revere, Malden and Chelsea, died on August 1. She was the beloved wife of the late Roman E. Lipinski Sr.; devoted mother of Roman E. Lipinski Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Naples, Maine, Carol Milano and her...

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A Giant achievement Wallace’s squad wins its second consecutive title

July 31, 2009
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A Giant achievement Wallace’s squad wins its second consecutive title

By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com The Giants, under the direction of manager Alex Wallace and coaches Steve Roncevic and Richard DiMartino, captured their second consecutive Revere Little League playoff championship, clinching the title with a 9-2 victory over the Dodgers Saturday at McMackin Field. The Giants, who were 0-16 in the 2007 season, have now...

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Circus Smirkus brings its ‘big top fairy tale’ to Revere this weekend; tickets are selling fast

July 31, 2009
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Circus Smirkus brings its ‘big top fairy tale’  to Revere this weekend; tickets are selling fast

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Revere’s favorite big top act, Circus Smirkus, is but a few days away and tickets are available but going fast for shows this Friday and Saturday. Shows will be at 1 and 7 p.m. on both days, July 31 and August 1, under the big top at the Beachmont School,...

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Rosa enters Council race; ballot is finalized

July 31, 2009
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Rosa enters Council race; ballot is finalized

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The names just keep coming out of the woodwork in the City Council-at-Large race this year. Late last week, Pines resident Linda Rosa announced that she is retiring from the office of State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli (D-Eastie) in order to mount a run for City Council. Rosa was the first...

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Mayor says a trash fee is inevitable

July 31, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com One man’s trash might soon become one politician’s revenue stream. With local governments looking for money like a starving animal looks for food, just about everything is on the table when it comes to taxation and fees. One fee that Mayor Tom Ambrosino said the city wouldn’t be able to...

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Revere At 60,000 – A bigger population means larger challenges

July 31, 2009
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Current census estimates peg the city’s population at 60,000. If that figure is real, and there is reason to believe it is, according to Mayor Thomas Ambrosino, then the city has reached a population and a time in its life when its future growth may cause some concern. At 60,000, Revere has become larger...

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Ashley Melnik – Assistant is ready to step up

July 31, 2009
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Nothing is certain in this city when it comes to politics. Politics is as fluid as the ocean, and the minds of politicians can change as quickly as the tides. That said, it appears most likely that Assistant City Clerk Ashley Melnik is a just a step away from achieving her dream of becoming...

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Obituaries – 08/27/09

July 31, 2009
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John P. Walsh Worked for MBTA, Wonderland Dog Track John P. Walsh of Beachmont, Revere, and West Palm Beach, Fla., died July 26. He was the loving husband of Donna (Wallen) Walsh of West Palm Beach and the late Virginia (Murphy) Walsh of Revere. Mr. Walsh was born in East Boston, son of the...

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Hoping to make a revolutionary discovery Archaeologists will try to find the HMS Diana and rewrite the history surrounding the Battle of Chelsea Creek

July 22, 2009
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Hoping to make a revolutionary discovery Archaeologists will try to find the HMS Diana and rewrite the history surrounding the Battle of Chelsea Creek

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Just over 234 years ago, men who would come to be known as American patriots (but at the time were called “rebels”) lined up with muskets on the hill that has become known as Orient Heights. In 1775, it was called Noddles Island, and the American rebels had been burning...

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Nijinsky Bullet named N.E. Horse of the Year

July 22, 2009
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Nijinsky Bullet named N.E. Horse of the Year

Nijinsky Bulllet, a four-time winner at Suffolk Downs last year, was named the recipient of the 2008 James B. Moseley Horse of the Year Award by the New England Turf Writers Association at its 67th Annual Awards Dinner held this evening at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA. Owned by Aurora Springs Stable...

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