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Garden view – Revere High advances to Div. 2 North semifinals; two more W’s earn Patriots a trip to the TD Banknorth Garden

March 5, 2009
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Garden view – Revere High advances to Div. 2 North semifinals;  two more W’s earn Patriots a trip to the TD Banknorth Garden

The Revere High hockey team advanced to the semifinals of the Division 2 North State Hockey Tournament in both convincing and thrilling fashion with a pair of victories last week over Watertown and Lynnfield. The Patriots, the third seed in the bracket with a 15-2-3 record, were set to meet Lincoln Sudbury (7th seeded...

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Noxious – The gasoline tax is a terrible idea

March 5, 2009
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It is bad enough that those of us who use the roads and tunnels in this area are going to be raped by the idiots at the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority who have just voted to raise the tolls outrageously at the end of March. It is worse that the Legislature, the governor and even...

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The new ABC’s of K – Information center offers a more centralized, standardized process

February 28, 2009
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The new ABC’s of K – Information center offers a more centralized, standardized process

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com For many parents, kindergarten signups are the first contact they’ve ever had with the local schools – or at least the first contact since they went to school themselves. Many have driven by the schools for years, but had little reason to step foot inside until now. To watch their...

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The best place to start – Winningest Patriots team in school history begins tournament play

February 28, 2009
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The best place to start – Winningest Patriots team in school history begins tournament play

The Revere High hockey team capped the winningest season in school history with a pair of victories last week in the Newburyport Bank Tournament. Not only did the twin triumphs earn the Patriots the tourney title, but they also boosted Coach Jim Palumbo and his crew to a record of 15-2-3 for 33 points...

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A real-life drama – Revere native John Salvitti shares his expertise with members of the U.S. Marines

February 28, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have been ones where skill and restraint have been stressed. They haven’t really been the kind of wars where soldiers could shoot first and ask questions later. Those that have done so – in some cases – have found themselves being prosecuted and jailed....

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Add higher water and tax bills to the equation

February 28, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com In the midst of some of the toughest economic times in recent memory and a high level of unemployment in Revere, Mayor Tom Ambrosino said residents should brace for a mammoth water and sewer rate increase and another large property tax increase. “We will be short on revenues by at...

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Officers sued for false arrest, excessive force

February 28, 2009
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Journal Staff Report A Boston lawyer has filed suit in federal court against the City of Revere and three Revere police officers for the alleged false arrest and use of excessive force on a Ward 2 resident who claims to have simply been heading to work. The city solicitor’s office had no comment on...

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Hill of beans; state pulls funding for park project

February 28, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Hill Park was about to get the second phase of its two-year facelift this week, when city officials learned the money for the project had been swiped out from under them. City Planner Frank Stringi and Mayor Tom Ambrosino learned on Friday that Gov. Deval Patrick had cut the $75,000...

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Velez will attend Merrimack College

February 28, 2009
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By Cary Shuman For the Journal Revere High School is a place where dreams can come true. Just ask football captain Manuel “Manny” Velez who has a signed a letter of intent to attend Merrimack College in North Andover. Velez has received a substantial scholarship from the college where he will continue his football...

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Economic Outlook

February 28, 2009
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With a little luck, Revere could experience less heartache than other parts of the country There is the very real likelihood that the effects of the nationwide recession here will be felt much less than in other areas of the country. While all of us know people who have been laid off or a...

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People & Politics

February 28, 2009
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Dan Rizzo’s St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser The second annual St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser held by Dan Rizzo will take place Wednesday March 11 from 6 to 9p.m. at the VFW Mottolo Post, 10 Garofalo Street. It will include a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner and entertainment provided by The Black Velvet Band. A...

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Restaurant destroyed, property loss could be as high as $500,000

February 17, 2009
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Restaurant destroyed, property loss could be as high as $500,000

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com After an initial investigation, it wasn’t the fiery buffalo wings that ignited the KFC on Squire Road Monday morning, but rather some cooking ventilation equipment or a clothes dryer. A huge plume of dense, black smoke rose high into the sky as a two-alarm fire raged in the KFC building...

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Sandbagged? – Is Sand Sculpting Festival moving to Lynn?

February 17, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A winter chill has been put on the city’s biggest fun-in-the-sun festival, the annual New England Sand Sculpting Invitational on Revere Beach, as a shakeup in the organization has one former coordinator trying to take the festival to Lynn. Much to the surprise of everyone locally, an e-mail went out...

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100 highest-paid employees accounted for almost 9 percent of the 2008 budget

February 17, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com City salaries still outpaced that of Revere workers in private sector jobs, according to the latest salary figures the city released last week, and there are now 71 city employees who make $100,000 or more. Astonishingly, the top 100 highest paid employees in 2008 accounted for almost 9 percent of...

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Patriots finishes second in the NEC with a 12-2-1 conference mark

February 17, 2009
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Patriots finishes second in the NEC with a 12-2-1 conference mark

The Revere High (RHS) hockey team turned in two of its best games of the season this past week to clinch second place in the Northeastern Conference’s North Division (and second best record overall), finishing just two points behind league champ Winthrop. Coach Jim Palumbo’s Patriots opened the week with a 7-1 pasting of...

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Revere Roundup

February 17, 2009
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Boys basketball team drops its last two games The Revere High boys basketball team was unable to overcome a slow start in its game with Salem last week, spotting the Witches a 25-10 lead after the opening period, and eventually fell by a 74-55 margin. The loss ended any hopes that the Patriots had...

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Revere and the Stimulus Bill

February 17, 2009
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By Joshua Resnek The Stimulus Bill is going to take the rough edge off the recession. It is not going to end the recession, which is more likely than not going to dog us for quite some time to come. However, the savage job layoffs sweeping the nation and affecting cities like Revere will...

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Fire at KFC – Restaurant will be back and better than ever

February 17, 2009
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An old friend went up in flames Monday morning when the Kentucky Fried Chicken location on Squire Road was destroyed by fire. First indications point to the fact that the company will rebuild on the site and that it will be a better location when all is said and done. And while some people...

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Insurance Dilemma – Ambrosino’s thought process is on the money

February 17, 2009
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Nearly every city and town in the commonwealth is beset by year-to-year runaway health insurance premiums. In many communities like Revere, providing health insurance for the city’s employees tacks on millions of extra dollars in expenses to that line item. No community can afford the drastic costs of providing municipal employees at that rate...

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Police Briefs

February 17, 2009
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Attempted armed robbery A man well known to police was apprehended last Monday, February 9, after being fingered for having allegedly tried to rob a man with a knife near Wonderland. Around 2 a.m. last Monday morning, a man was waiting for the bus at the Wonderland bus stop when he decided to go...

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