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Head’s Up Law Enforcement Officials Nab Alleged Out-of-state Sex Offender

October 13, 2011
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One fugitive sex offender from Delaware nearly slipped through the hands of law enforcement here were it not for the head’s up work of those at Chelsea District Court and the Revere Police. For a man hiding from the law, Kevin Alexander Davis of Malden wasn’t being very conspicuous when Revere Police happened upon...

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Always Shining: Lighthouse Celebrates 25 Years of Exceptional Care

October 5, 2011
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Always Shining: Lighthouse Celebrates 25 Years of Exceptional Care

On the site of the city’s former community hospital has sprung a community landmark that has bloomed brightly now for 25 years. Lighthouse Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center is celebrating its 25th year in business this fall, looking back at a lot of good times and excellent care. “I know they’re a really great...

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MCAS Results Fail to Meet District-wide Goals

October 5, 2011
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For several years now, Superintendent Paul Dakin has been bookending every gleaming report on the district’s MCAS scores with a complicated speech about the “fatal flaw” in the MCAS system. When Revere schools made major jumps on test scores, he and his administrative staff were careful to acknowledge the success, but with a warning...

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Friendly Fire: Elderly Man OK After Being Struck by a Fire Hose

October 5, 2011
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There are some events that move from the bizarre to the improbable, and an incident on Park Avenue and Dale Street last Friday easily outdistances both categories. “We’re really talking about a freak accident here,” said Fire Chief Gene Doherty, describing the scene where an elderly man was hit by a fire hose accidentally...

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New Congressional Maps Could Lead to Changes Locally

October 5, 2011
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Drawing the new Congressional redistricting map has not been an easy process for State Rep. Michael Moran (D-Allston), and many times he said that he has grown dizzy from the multitudes of numbers and scenarios thrown at him during the discussion. There is no manual for the process. There is no way to make...

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Laundromat Proponent, Councillors Clear the Air on Summer-long Situation

September 28, 2011
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Applicants and councillors involved in a Beachmont Square Laundromat proposal presented their plans and cleared the air in what has become a messy situation in the Square’s business community. Ralph Toretta – of Toretta’s Bakery – came before the Council Monday night and presented his plan for siting a Laundromat at 684 Winthrop Ave....

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Urban Trail Promotes Walking, Healthy Living

September 28, 2011
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The future of Revere could be in the shoes. Walking shoes, that is. A group of residents around the Whelan School, City officials and an initiative by RevereCARES have combined efforts to launch the new Urban Trail at a celebration this Saturday, October 1, at the Whelan Field from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....

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State Police Investigation Reportedly Focuses on Revere Officers

September 28, 2011
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A nebulous State Police investigation into the conduct of two off-duty Revere Police Officers this week is short on certainties and long on postulation. Late last week, television media outlets in Boston began reporting that the State Police were investigating an allegation brought forth by a woman who said two off-duty Revere Police officers...

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Charges Will Be Filed Against Restaurant Ownership for Alleged Water Bill Scam

September 28, 2011
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Monday night brought about a clear call from the Revere City Council that they want to pursue criminal charges against the Mt. Vernon at the Wharf restaurant for allegedly scamming them with a $33,000 check in order to keep its licenses. Councillor Tony Zambuto called for the City to file a criminal complaint in...

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Restaurant Closure Has a Ripple Effect

September 21, 2011
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Restaurant Closure Has a Ripple Effect

In the cover of night, the Mt. Vernon at the Wharf restaurant owners abruptly closed down their North Shore Road institution early last week, removing equipment and leaving a lot of angry people in their wake. Food vendors from Revere and surrounding areas report being owed up to $100,000, and at this point, don’t...

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Rising Sun: John Mooney Road Resident and His Grandkids Grow What They Hope is a Record-breaking Plant

September 21, 2011
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Rising Sun: John Mooney Road Resident and His Grandkids Grow What They Hope is a Record-breaking Plant

They weren’t magic beans that Jim Santosuosso bought at the Home Depot earlier this summer, but one would think that the sunflower seeds he planted are growing as high as the storied Beanstock. Santosuosso and his grandsons, Matthew Santosuosso and John Coull Young, have grown one monster of a sunflower this summer on John...

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Trying Not to Pile On

September 7, 2011
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Trying Not to Pile On

They were called ‘slobs.’ Then they were called ‘lazy.’ Now, those who create horribly messy conditions inside and outside their homes are called ‘hoarders,’ and it’s now known as a valid mental illness that can be treated. Inspectional Services Director Nick Catinazzo said that hoarding has become quite a problem in Revere and in...

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In Ward 4, He’s the One: Reardon Focuses on the Present

September 7, 2011
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In Ward 4, He’s the One: Reardon Focuses on the Present

If Ward 4 City Councillor Stephen Reardon has any recipe for his first-term success on the Council, it would probably be his lack of political aspirations. That statement can sound kind of confusing on its own, but Reardon seemed to explain it quite well in a sit-down interview with the Journal recently. “I think...

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Revere Police, New York Detectives Make Major Gang Grab on Revere Street; One Man Confesses to Murder

September 7, 2011
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A cadre of law enforcement, including Revere Police, apprehended two major Salvadoran gang members hiding out on Revere Street last week, with one of the men confessing to a cold-blooded murder committed in New York City last July. The men were known by law enforcement to be signature members of the notorious 18th Street...

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Preliminary Election Scrapped

September 7, 2011
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The Sept. 13 Preliminary Election has officially been called off by City and State officials this week. The cancellation had been approved by Revere City Councillors early last month, and the measure had been sent to the State House for final approval. Last Friday, news of that approval landed in Revere. “The preliminary election...

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City Plans for Potential Outfalls if Hurricane, Ultra-high Tides Hit Simultaneously

August 25, 2011
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Special Online Report A combination of ultra-high tides and a potential Category 2 hurricane headed to Boston Harbor, both on Sunday, have Revere officials contemplating and planning today. With Mayor Tom Ambrosino on vacation this week, Interim Mayor John Powers – who is quite an authority on flooding in his Ward 5 area –...

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License Commission: Compromise Reached on Beach Restaurant

August 17, 2011
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License Commission: Compromise Reached on Beach Restaurant

The Revere License Commission met late last month and trimmed the hours slightly for Antonia’s on the Beach after a lengthy discussion. The Antonia’s matter had been continued from the June meeting with some neighbors and owners sparring over the volume of live music performances. A group of neighbors contended the music was disruptive...

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Randall Resigns; Case Still Pending

August 17, 2011
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Revere Police officer Todd Randall is now a former Revere Police officer, resigning from the force last week. Randall had been on unpaid leave since last fall for a medical issue, but had been arrested and charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) last spring for giving a false statement during the course...

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New Trash Ordinance Might Not Go into Effect Until January 1

August 17, 2011
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The City Council will weigh whether or not to postpone the controversial trash storage ordinance next Monday night, according to numerous sources. The Council voted in the ordinance last spring after a long and arduous discussion process that lasted many months. Ward 6 Councillor Charlie Patch put in the motion and argued that there...

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Divided We Fall: School Officials, Mayor Indicate That Middle School Lottery Has Brought out the Worst in Adult Community

August 17, 2011
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The middle school lottery over the last several years has never been an easy process, but administrators say it has become downright disturbing this year. In the three lotteries staged over the last five years by the School Department, there have been tears from children, angry parents, arguments and harsh language. The lottery has...

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