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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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The city clerk’s post – What a difference a week makes

July 22, 2009
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The city clerk’s post – What a difference a week makes

By Joshua Resnek editor@reverejournal.com Political commitments have a way of changing from hour to hour when an important appointment requires six votes of the Revere City Council. Such is the case this week with at least five councilors giving their support to former Mayor and now City Councilor-at-Large Robert Haas for the recently vacated...

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Henry will serve as interim clerk

July 22, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Former City Clerk John Henry is once again the city clerk. The City Council voted Monday 10-0 to elect retired City Clerk John Henry as a temporary city clerk to serve without pay, temporarily staving off a major political battle between councillors over who to elect as the next city...

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Beacon Hill lawmakers to determine if city can scrap its Preliminary Election

July 22, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Hold those ballots. While the city pursues the ability to cancel the September preliminary election, those on Beacon Hill indicated that it isn’t a done deal just yet. “Once all the signatures are certified and once that happens, we’ll be looking at these requests on a case-by-case basis to see...

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Standing – By Sand sculptures, large crowds, horrific traffic and the city’s failure to do anything about it

July 22, 2009
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The annual Sand Sculpture extravaganza drew tens of thousands of visitors to Revere Beach during the past week. In fact, it is believed well over 100,000 came to Revere. During the weekend, the traffic in and around the sculpture exhibition by the Reinstein gazebo, was heavy, with nearly everyone driving to Revere from Winthrop...

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The Next City Clerk – Haas emerges as a leading candidate

July 22, 2009
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Former mayor and now Councilor-at-Large Robert Haas is apparently interested in becoming the city clerk. Many of his colleagues on the council are said to be leaning toward Haas this week. For the record, we believe Haas would make a competent and businesslike city clerk and that he has the potential of maintaining the...

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Obituaries – 07/20/09

July 22, 2009
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Ellen Amorosi, 87 Bookkeeper at former Amorosi Automotive Machine Inc. of Revere Ellen M. Amorosi, a longtime resident of Revere, died at her home on July 20. She was 87 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she was a graduate of Chelsea High School, Class of 1940. She was a member of the...

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Sandcastle Festival is underway

July 16, 2009
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Sandcastle Festival is underway

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The sandscrapers, carvers and five-gallon buckets are out, and master sculptors have already begun work at the sixth annual New England Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach – the city’s signature event of the year. According to coordinators Adrienne Maguire, president of the Revere Beach Partnership, and Erin Lynch of...

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Revere’s recorder – Henry retires as City Clerk, ending a 31-year career as the institutional memory of the city

July 16, 2009
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Revere’s recorder – Henry retires as City Clerk, ending a 31-year career as the institutional memory of the city

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com At the next City Council meeting on July 20, there will be a noticeable difference in personnel. No city councillors will be missing, but for the first time in more than 30 years, former City Clerk John Henry won’t be coordinating the meeting. Henry submitted his letter of resignation to...

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Is there a lot of interest in succeeding Henry? Oh, yeah

July 16, 2009
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By Seth Daniel and Joshua Resnek The opening in the city clerk’s position won’t remain unplugged for very long if several candidates already jockeying for the position have anything to say about it. Already, some five candidates have stepped forward either formally or informally. First in line is Ashley Melnik, who has worked as an...

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John Henry’s Legacy – He served with dignity and honesty

July 16, 2009
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The retirement of City Clerk John Henry marks a moment in the city’s modern history when it is losing one of its most capable public servants. It has been more than 31 years since Mr. Henry was given his position by the Revere City Council. His appointment, at the time, was a political act...

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So, Who’s next? – Quality candidates emerge

July 16, 2009
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Six votes of the City Council will determine who takes over the position where John Henry left off last Friday. It is Mr. Henry’s hope that he will be succeeded by someone who knows the job, who is devoted to it, who would remain exclusively driven by it and whom he trained and whom...

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Obituaries – 07/16/09

July 16, 2009
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Alessandro Santosuosso, 93 Longtime member of DAV national association Alessandro “Alexander” Santosuosso, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly on July 12 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 93 years old. Born and raised in Revere and a 1933 graduate of Revere High School, he joined the US Army Air Force...

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Extra strength – Eustace is Boston’s Mr. Coffee

July 8, 2009
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Extra strength – Eustace is Boston’s Mr. Coffee

By Cary Shuman editor@reverejournal.com Joe DiMaggio had nothing on Bob Eustace of Revere. Eustace may be the real Mr. Coffee, Boston’s true authority on the subject of the world’s most famous breakfast drink. For the past five years, Eustace has owned and operated Polcari’s Coffee, Tea, and Spices, a retail grocery shop that specializes...

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Young players attend Yawkey League game

July 8, 2009
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Young players attend Yawkey League game

Yawkey League team owner-coach of the Malden Bulldogs and Revere businessman, Dr. Kevin McGovern of McGovern Physical Therapy Associates of 385 Broadway, Revere, welcomed some All-Star baseball players from St. Mary’s Cal Ripken on June 30 to catch some of the local area’s top college players, including Revere’s own Mark Addessa from Suffolk University....

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At the Cronin Rink, there’s no such thing as an off-season

July 8, 2009
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By Pete Legasey For the Journal It may be summer, but there is still plenty of action on the ice at Cronin Rink. Rink manager John Carroll told the Journal this week that the use of the rink has gone up this summer by nearly a third over last year, which bodes well for...

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Mayor closes the book on 2010 city budget; fears loom about ‘11

July 8, 2009
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By Joshua Resnek editor@reverjournal.com If Revere were a hostage about to be executed and the budget process a firing squad, then it could be said that the city dodged death following this year’s budget-making process. In fact, the city dodged many bullets, that is, it escaped the most drastic cuts and wholesale chops with...

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A Summer Without – Lousy forecasts and dampened spirits

July 8, 2009
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This is the summer that has never really arrived, the ghost that cannot be seen, the cat that isn’t let out of the proverbial bag. The summer is all bottled up somewhere, lurking inside a flask like a precious brew, too expensive to be poured right now or no one around to let the...

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Obituaries – 07/07/09

July 8, 2009
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Michael Valletta, 72 Owned and operated Michael A. Valletta Plumbing of Saugus Michael A. Valletta of East Boston, formerly of Saugus, died on July 2, following a long illness, at Kindred Hospital in Boston. He was 72 years old. Born and raised in East Boston, he was a graduate of East Boston High School,...

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