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Private eyes

July 3, 2009
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Private eyes

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It’s been a long while since a Revere police officer had a regular walking beat on Broadway, but in some of the hardest fiscal times the city has faced, a police officer is hoofing the walking beat, courtesy of private money. Broadway has become a troublesome area for shoppers and...
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Ciccarello will succeed Nichinello as head coach of the Patriots

July 3, 2009
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Ciccarello will succeed Nichinello as head coach of the Patriots

By Cary Shuman Joe Ciccarello has been named as the new head coach of the Revere High School (RHS) softball team. Athletic Director Keith Correia and Principal Dr. David DeRuosi made the appointment on June 18. Ciccarello succeeds coach Joe Nichinello at the helm of the program. Nichinello has been the varsity softball coach...
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A shore thing – CruisePort and Norwegian Spirit form a winning partnership

July 3, 2009
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A shore thing – CruisePort and Norwegian Spirit form a winning partnership

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Every Friday at 4 p.m., a huge cruise ship’s horn sounds in Boston Harbor. In fact, one might be able to step out on his porch and hear that horn if he listens carefully. That’s how close the Massport Cruise Terminal and the Norwegian Spirit – the terminal’s newest and...
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The Fourth of July ‘09 – Celebrating our 233rd year of independence

July 3, 2009
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This year marks the 233rd year of American Independence. It has been the best of years. It has been the worst of years. It is to be a summer filled with great hope. It is to be a summer that won’t be without major despair. The nation is a vastly changed place from what...
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Expansion proposal would create three six-team divisions

July 3, 2009
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By Cary Shuman The Northeastern Conference may be growing. Revere High Athletic Director Correia said all five Greater Boston League schools - Everett, Medford, Malden, Cambridge, and Somerville – have expressed an interest in joining the Northeastern Conference (NEC). Masconomet Regional, the largest school in the Cape Ann League, has also formally applied for...
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Obituaries – 06/01/09

July 3, 2009
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Marjorie Stanley Revere resident Marjorie (Flanagan) Stanley of Revere died on June 29. She was the beloved wife of Richard; devoted mother of Richard of Revere, Robert and his wife, Donna, of Saugus, Debi of Revere, Marjorie and her husband, Lawrence, of Lynnfield and Ronald of Revere; dear sister of John and his wife,...
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Mr. Q pens the final verse

June 24, 2009
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Mr. Q pens the final verse

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Many years ago on the streets of the North End and the old West End, Paul Revere Principal Nick Quaratiello began his working career at 6 years old by barking out prices for his uncle’s fruit and vegetable pushcart. Next week, on June 30, Quaratiello will finish his working career...
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MassCap canceled as track fights to save jobs, maintain daily schedule

June 24, 2009
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com After two consecutive runs of the Massachusetts Handicap (MassCap) in 2007 and 2008 at Suffolk Downs Racetrack in East Boston, horseracing fans thought the famed race was back for good. However, the race, which featured historic wins by Seabiscuit and Cigar, is not immune to the country’s economic downturn. Last...
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Hold card – At present, there is little authorities can do about phone card/poker machines

June 24, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com If it looks like a poker machine and acts like a poker machine, then it must not be a poker machine. New games of chance that resemble video poker machines have popped up at several convenience stores around the city in the last few months, and police say their hands...
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Firefighters give up clothing allowance to save seven jobs

June 24, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Everyone’s heard of the Naked Gun and maybe even the Naked Fish, but so far, there hasn’t been any instances of the Naked Firefighter. That will change, technically, as Revere firefighters have agreed to give up their annual clothing allowance – worth about 2.5 percent of their base salary –...
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A Great Decision – RFD shows its true colors

June 24, 2009
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The Revere Fire Department rank and file has done the right thing in a big way in order to save the jobs of a half-dozen of their colleagues by making a deal with the city to forgo contractual obligations. This is big medicine for their colleagues, who would certainly have lost their jobs. It...
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Two-way Street? – When it comes to take-home vehicles, both sides of the debate are well represented

June 24, 2009
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There has been an ongoing debate going on at City Hall between Police Chief Terence Reardon and former Police Officer Charlie Patch, now Councilor Patch and Mayor Thomas Ambrosino. Patch believes giving commanding officers what turns out to be private automobiles to drive to their homes at the city’s expense is a waste of...
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Obituaries – 06/24/09

June 24, 2009
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Lee Zolla, 60 Verizon retiree, founded Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troops 25. Lee J. Zolla, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly on June 23 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He was 60 years old. Born in Winthrop, he was the son of Eleanor (Guilfoyle) Zolla of Revere and the late...
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Open Casting Call for ‘Deal Or No Deal’

June 20, 2009
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Do you have nerves of steel?  A killer instinct?  Raw intuition and an amazing personality? Do you want the chance to win $1 million dollars?! Come to the Open Casting Call for the hit TV show DEAL OR NO DEAL on Saturday, June 20th at the Seaport Hotel! Boston Casting is looking for high-energy,...
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‘A great place to stay’ – Glossy tourism brochure unveiled at Chamber of Commerce breakfast

June 20, 2009
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‘A great place to stay’ – Glossy tourism brochure unveiled at Chamber of Commerce breakfast

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The face of Revere tourism has gotten a lift. Through a state grant from Mass Highway, the city and the Revere Travel and Tourism Council have produced a new tourism brochure highlighting the city’s proximity to Boston, its restaurants and hotels, and its crown jewel – Revere Beach. Paul Rupp,...
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All that was right – Friends of the late Louis Grieco want community to focus on his positives, not his wrongful conviction

June 20, 2009
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All that was right – Friends of the late Louis Grieco want community to focus on his positives, not his wrongful conviction

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Louis Grieco didn’t do it. Those are the words that the Revere resident, who was wrongfully convicted of the murder of Teddy Deegan in 1965 due to the testimony of a rogue FBI informant, longed to see in the Revere Journal one day. However, after serving 29 years for a...
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Revere seventh-graders take part in state science fair

June 20, 2009
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Revere seventh-graders take part in state science fair

Journal Staff Report This past Saturday, June 6, three young Revere scientists competed against 218 of the best science fair projects from all six geographic regions in the state – and they brought home some hardware. Again, as with the regional fair held last month, the Revere students – all seventh-graders, who are pictured...
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Personally, it couldn’t have ended better for Mondello – Revere resident helps lead St. Mary’s to a state championship

June 20, 2009
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Personally, it couldn’t have ended better for Mondello – Revere resident helps lead St. Mary’s to a state championship

Story and Photos by Cary Shuman Kristen Mondello had done it all during a superb career in the St. Mary’s High School (Lynn) softball program. She was a three-year starting shortstop, a cleanup hitter, team captain, and Catholic Central League All-Star who led her team to a North sectional title and the state semifinals...
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Rotondo Was Right – His GPS plan pays dividends

June 20, 2009
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Many months ago when Councillor George Rotondo requested that the city install surveillance devices and GPS tracking devices to stop the theft of city property from the Department of Public Works (DPW) city yard, he was ridiculed, and in some quarters, demonized. Last week, even his detractors conceded that had it not been for...
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A Super Supermarker – Market Basket opens in Chelsea

June 20, 2009
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The Largest supermarket in New England is now open for business in Chelsea on the site of the old Market Basket, just off Everett Avenue. The new Market Basket is an extraordinary store, with a bakery, a full-time sushi chef, a coffee shop where shoppers can stop for a latte – and the other...
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