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Maglione versus Guinasso?

November 3, 2008
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The recent exoneration of Joe Maglione has caused the emergence of his wife, Karen, as a likely candidate for Ward 3 seat held by Arthur Guinasso. The Roosevelt Street resident stood by her husband’s side during an excruciating period when the family name was thrown around by many people in this city in office...

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Maglione vindication hint of things to come?

November 2, 2008
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The Ethics Commission “not guilty” verdict for former city year employee Joe Maglione is spawning some thoughtful talk around the city. Mainly, what is next for the other actors in this exceedingly bad play? Who will be harshly treated by the Ethics Committee? There are rumors floating around that Maglione’s wife will be running...

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The Squire Road bill board

November 2, 2008
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You have to watch closely who is for the proposed billboard on Squire Road and who is opposed – and you especially want to watch those who are leaning one way or another, like the ward councilor. No one is for a billboard. It is a matter for discussion, really, if you are against...

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Wonderland pays in full

November 2, 2008
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Wonderland Race Track wired more than $750,000 in back taxes due into the city treasury late Wednesday afternoon. This show of force by the track partners and owners has set them straight until the new year and the next round of taxes. Many people believe that the Suffolk Downs people who signed an option...

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Theft and custodian suspensions at Whelan School

September 28, 2007
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A number of custodians at the Whelan School have been suspended without pay in connection with the alleged theft of 26 heavy copper doors which were apparently sold to scrap metal dealers in Chelsea. The doors, which came out of the old Whelan School and were to be used in a new school being...

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Opinion

September 28, 2007
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The alleged goings on by certain city yard employees have caused a wide variety of reaction. In city hall action this week, the city council basically shut the door on a public debate about issues regarding theft because Councillor George Rotondo named names. Naming names is one thing. Shutting the door on debate about...

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Casino gambling stepping closer

September 28, 2007
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The whether or not aspects of the big casino gambling question is not so hard to predict. It isn’t whether and it isn’t or not – the real and compelling question is when? When will the Legislature do the turn around around necessary to give the OK to the governor’s plan for licensing three...

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More on casino gambling

September 19, 2007
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Increasingly, the governor’s casino gambling initiative is looking like a chess game. Now the governor is telling us he may present the legislation allowing casino gambling to the senate before the house in order to sidestep the negativity of many house members, including the leadership. By sending the legislation to the senate first, the...

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Governor sanctioning gambling today

September 17, 2007
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Governor Deval Patrick is just hours away from announcing his plan for licensing casino gambling in the state. Over the weekend, numerous news agencies reported that the governor’s plan is to license three operators to run casinos in different georgraphic areas of the state. One such casino will be licensed for the Boston area,...

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Galluccio victorious; senator elect

September 11, 2007
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Cambridge City Councillor Anthony Galluccio beat all his rivals in the special election held Tuesday to fill the vacant seat formerly occupied by former Senator Jarrett Barrios. Senator-elect Galluccio won convincingly in Revere and in Everett. In Everett, he won by  more than 1,000. In Cambridge, voters gave Galluccio the edge. Long into the...

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Vote Tomorrow

September 10, 2007
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Ward 6 in Revere goes to the polls tomorrow to decide on a new senator to replace Jarrett Barrios. Voters in Revere, Chelsea Saugus, Somerville, Everett, Charlestown and Cambridge will all be voting. The special election has been vigorous with four candidates vying for the seat – Paul Nowicki from Chelsea, Jeff Ross from...

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The Ward 6 battle

September 3, 2007
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Charlie Patch and Victoria Laws continue their personal battles to win the seat being given up by Councillor Mark Casella. Patch is fighting the lies and inuendo being heaped upon him by Internet idiots who are out of control. Although Laws says she does not want the support of one of the idiots, those...

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End of summer

September 3, 2007
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Revere Beach was packed on Labor Day as the last day of the summer of 2007 went into the local history books. With the beach still all chopped up while receiving its new public face, it didn’t look nearly as good as it will look next year at this time. Next year at this...

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Revere Street bridge

August 17, 2007
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Retailers on Revere Street have suffered major losses in revenues as a result of the lengthy reconstruction of the Revere Street bridge. Retailers on the street to a person have all bemoaned their fate. Said the owner of Fiore’s Market: “No one seems to care about us. My business has been hurt. The beach...

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City council president

August 17, 2007
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It is certain that when present city council president John Powers comes to the end of his term, either city councillor at large Dan Rizzo or George Colella will be the next council president. Colella hasn’t been lobbying his colleagues for votes, and it was expected that Rizzo would be next. In a recent...

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The mayor

August 17, 2007
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Rumors from a variety of sources persist about Mayor Ambrosino readying himself for a new position. No one can say with any certainty what that position might be, except to say, it will cause him to ultimately give up his mayor’s seat here – leaving Revere with a temporary mayor and a special election...

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The mayor’s short-term plans

August 6, 2007
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Persistent talk among most of the city’s political power brokers centers around the ambitions of Mayor Thomas Ambrosino. The mayor does not have a candidate to challenge him for re-election. He is home free for another term. However there is the belief that he is leaving for another position, and soon. The mayor will...

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BJ’s and apartment housing

August 2, 2007
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This city’s effort to keep people out by telling potential developers that we can’t accept new housing because the people moving into the city might have children who will need to go the public schools is all wet. This city cannot survive without growth. On the other hand, the $65 million BJ’s development proposal...

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Governor down the beach

August 2, 2007
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Governor Deval Patrick came to Revere Beach yesterday where he made a policy statement about the state’s future management of the beaches under the control of the Department of Conservation and Recreation. We trust and we hope the governor was serious, and that his visit here wasn’t yet another photo-op with the governor spouting...

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Basil runing for Petruccelli’s seat

May 30, 2007
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Carlo Basil announced last night that he will be seeking the state representative seat to be vacated by Anthony Petruccelli. Petruccelli’s victory in yesterday’s primary is expected to ignite a contest for his seat, which is confined to all of East Boston. Basil is a former high ranking Registry official with strong ties to...

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