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Appointments Catch Some Off-guard

May 25, 2012
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In a move that came as a double surprise to some at Monday night’s Council meeting, Mayor Dan Rizzo called for the re-appointment of several key department heads – all leftovers from the Ambrosino administration – and the Council quickly approved all of them without comment. Those re-appointed were Department of Public Works (DPW)...

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Brown Not on Board Ethanol Trains Here Recalling War Service

May 25, 2012
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Some 70 years ago in the South Pacific, an enemy sniper spied a group of American soldiers and suddenly opened fire. The sound of the machine gun tore through the silence and Revere’s Albert Pierni hit the dirt. A bullet whizzed just above his head, narrowly missing him, but hitting the man right behind...

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Measuring Success in Pounds and Inches

May 17, 2012
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Measuring Success in Pounds and Inches

After one year in business, Millions of Muscles owner Jodi Reath is measuring her success in pounds and inches. Judging by the success of her start-up fitness business on Revere Beach, that’s no small loss. “Since last May when we started with the  boot camps on the Beach, we’ve gained a lot of business,”...

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Carol Sinclair

May 17, 2012
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The death of Carol Sinclair, who died over the weekend from the ravages of bone cancer, brings to an end the life of one of this city’s most outspoken activists. She was only 71. Carol Sinclair was a true fighter and a studious expert at local public policy. For many, many years, she was...

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No Snow Means Money in City Snow Accounts

May 17, 2012
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The mild winter is reaping even more benefits this week as City officials find themselves with a significant surplus in the snow and ice removal account. In beginning to close out the books on the fiscal year, which ends on June 30th, the City’s financial departments have found themselves with more than $350,000 in...

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A Senseless Loss of a Life: Perez Remembered in Moving Public Tribute Outside RHS

May 10, 2012
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A Senseless Loss of a Life: Perez Remembered in Moving Public Tribute Outside RHS

The U.S. Army hearse rolled at a quick clip down School Street last Friday morning, the body of murdered former Army veteran Stephen Perez Jr., 22, at eternal rest inside. It passed through the stop sign at East Mountain Avenue. Suddenly, a complete hush fell over the crowd of hundreds of Revere High School...

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Major Meeting Next Week to Finalize MGH’s In-depth Community Health Assessment

May 10, 2012
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A new health assessment being led by the neighborhood and conducted by Mass General Hospital (MGH) has attracted a lot of interest in Revere over the last several months and will be the subject of a major meeting next week. MGH will hold the important community meeting on May 9th at 5:30 p.m. in...

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Suspended Police Received Unemployment Benefits

May 10, 2012
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Two police officers that were suspended – one that was facing federal charges from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – were able to collect unemployment from the City during their suspensions last year, according to City records. The Journal has obtained records that indicate former Officer Todd Randall – who plead guilty last...

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Patience is a Virtue in Parking Fine Collection

May 3, 2012
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Collecting unpaid parking fines is a measure of one’s patience, Parking Clerk John Henry said. Depending on the car in question, it could also be a lesson in futility. “With the bigger fines, it really depends on the age and model of the car as to whether we collect,” he said. “We have a...

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Home Safe? Revere’s Stephen Perez Falls Victim to Random Violence

May 3, 2012
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Stephen Perez Jr. had been in some of the most dangerous places in the world over the last few years during his military service, and every time he lived to tell the tale. With bullets routinely buzzing round him during his time as an Army sniper in Iraq and Afghanistan, the 22-year-old kept his...

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Sheriff: Hennigan Fails to Comprehend Responsibilities as Superior Court Clerk

May 3, 2012
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In the wake of comments last week from Superior Court Criminal Clerk Maura Hennigan, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney Dan Conley are swinging back – and they’re not throwing friendly jabs. In a story last week, Hennigan deflected some of the blame that was focused on her office for the accidental...

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100 Days: Rizzo Reflects on First Months: Loves Job and Sets High Goals

April 25, 2012
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100 Days: Rizzo Reflects on First Months: Loves Job and Sets High Goals

Just a few short months ago, Mayor Dan Rizzo would wake up every morning to a work schedule that he had constructed – a schedule based upon running his own insurance business. It was hard work, but it was his. Nowadays, someone else makes out that schedule, and his day is determined by the...

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Formal Talks to Begin with Casino on City’s Final Mitigation Package

April 25, 2012
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Revere will be the first municipality to sit down with Suffolk Downs in the coming weeks as the City and the track begin official mitigation talks concerning the potential resort casino. Revere would be the first community in the state to begin official negotiations with a potential casino licensee. Mayor Dan Rizzo confirmed that...

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DA Conley Seeks Changes at Superior Court Clerk’s Office

April 25, 2012
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An alleged murderer who was on the loose until last weekend due to a courthouse clerical error has Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley calling for changes in the Superior Court Clerk’s Office, and the director of that office – Maura Hennigan – saying there were many mistakes made in offices that ranged from...

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Officials Dismiss Atlanta’s Charges on MCAS

April 25, 2012
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Not too many people around Revere and Chelsea get down to Atlanta very often, but certainly news travelled fast this month from The Big Peach when it’s major daily newspaper alleged that both Revere and Chelsea Schools might be cheating on the MCAS standardized tests. It’s complete poppycock, though, say local and state school...

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Stadium is Considered Most Viable Alternative Now for McKinley School

April 18, 2012
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Drastic changes have taken place over the last week at the McKinley School, with the largest piece of news being that the new school likely will not be located on the existing Yeamans Street site. Superintendent Paul Dakin said it is more than likely that the new McKinley School will be built on a...

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Economy Pushes More Students Toward Community College

April 18, 2012
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The changing economic times – with a continuously sluggish economy – has changed the game plan for many Revere High School (RHS) students pursuing a higher education next year. While many students at RHS continue to head off to storied universities – and even some Ivy League schools – a growing number who do...

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Anti-casino Activist Talks to Residents

April 18, 2012
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For the past two years, John Ribiero has been going from hall to hall, coffee table to coffee table and person to person detailing his concerns and outright opposition to a casino in East Boston and Revere. He’s given hundreds of talks – which are mostly informational in nature and detail the other side...

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NECCO Takes Distributor to Court Seeking $380,000

April 11, 2012
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It appears to be a case of a real dirty trick played upon a true Sweetheart. The New England Confectionary Company (Necco), of Revere, recently filed a civil suit in Boston’s federal court demanding more than $300,000 from its long-time distributor for, basically, being duped. Necco filed the suit on March 30th against Allied...

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Guinasso to Seek Revisit on Liquor License Rollback

April 11, 2012
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After seeing several solid, long-time restaurants close down, Revere License Commissioner Linda Guinasso told the Journal on Monday that, at this Thursday’s meeting, she would request the Commission revisit the controversial liquor license rollback. Guinasso said while she would still not favor a 2 a.m. closing time, she would like to see something different...

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