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Local Group Unhappy with State-funded Teen Website

April 28, 2011
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A state taxpayer-funded website that deals with teen sexual issues – including how to obtain an abortion – has one Revere group a little shocked. The site, called ‘Maria Talks,’ became news last week when the Boston media reported that the site – funded by the state Department of Public Health and produced by...

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Company Forecasts Growth, New Jobs

April 28, 2011
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The state has made no decision yet, but Tuesday morning it gave Necco Candy Co. of Revere a chance to plead its case for keeping a lucrative tax relief agreement with the City. The tax agreement, called a tax increment financing (TIF) agreement, allows for a shifting percentage of property tax relief on the...

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Life-sized Statue Stolen from the RPL

April 28, 2011
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It’s been about 10 years since the life-size bronze statue of a 5-year-old girl reading a book was placed in front of the Revere Public Library, and in that time she’s become iconic. But now she’s gone. In an unbelievable act of vandalism, the little girl statue in front of the Revere Public Library...

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FBI Raids Law Office

April 20, 2011
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FBI Raids Law Office

Journal reporters didn’t have to go far to find the news last Thursday morning as Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents raided the Citizens Bank Building on Broadway (where the Journal offices are located) – seemingly focusing on an attorney in the building. Agents arrived in five or more cars around 9 a.m. Thursday,...

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Tragic Training: Reath Turns Personal Tragedy into a Local Fitness Company

April 20, 2011
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Tragic Training: Reath Turns Personal Tragedy into a Local Fitness Company

It was a personal tragedy that brought Pines resident Jodi Reath into the world of fitness. And now, using that tragedy as a motivation, Reath is preparing to make it her business to concentrate on the health of others – launching her own company, Millions of Muscles, and a series of fitness boot camps...

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Revere girls lose a barnburner to Lincoln-Sudbury, 43-51, on Saturday

March 6, 2011
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After being tied going into the fourth quarter, the previously undefeated Revere Girls basketball team ran out of steam and couldn’t overcome the height and relentless rebounding of Lincoln-Sudbury on Saturday night at Merullo Fieldhouse in Revere.They were defeated 51-43, finishing a tremendous season at 21-1. A huge crowd was on hand again, and...

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Revere girls pull out close one in first state tourney game, 60-58

March 3, 2011
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Staying alive is the most important thing in life and postseason basketball – and the Revere High School (RHS) girls pulled out a 60-58 win over Lynn English Thursday night that stayed close all the way to the last buzzer. It was a win, and the team’s first tournament win as a squad –...

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NEWS-makers – Husband-and-wife artists are recognized for their watercolor painting

December 8, 2010
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NEWS-makers – Husband-and-wife artists are recognized for their watercolor painting

The world is full of color for Festa Road residents Louis and Marjorie Rizzo. The two life-long artists share a love for watercolor painting and have recently found great success in the field, being accepted to the prestigious New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) and being included in several of the organization’s shows. Walking into...

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Jack’s back – Correggio sworn in; will finish Colella’s term

December 8, 2010
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Jack’s back – Correggio sworn in; will finish Colella’s term

Meet the former City Councillor who is now the newest City Councillor. John Correggio was sworn in Monday night as the newest at-large City Councillor, taking the seat of the late George V. Colella – who passed away last month. Correggio was formerly on the Council until he was unseated in November 2009’s City...

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RPD assists in unprecedented cocaine bust – Shipment most likely originated in Mexico

December 1, 2010
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RPD assists in unprecedented cocaine bust – Shipment most likely originated in Mexico

It looked like just a typical semi-trailer on Railroad Avenue, but after law enforcement authorities were finished Monday evening, they had found in that tractor trailer the largest amount of cocaine seized in the history of the Commonwealth – some 89 kilograms or nearly 200 pounds. “This was a monumental seizure of cocaine,” said...

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Home delivery – Couple gives birth at their home in Beachmont; father does a skillful job of catching little ‘fastball’

November 24, 2010
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Home delivery – Couple gives birth at their home in Beachmont; father does a skillful job of catching little ‘fastball’

At a time when residents of the city stop to take stock in what they are thankful for, there are many common thoughts. Many are thankful that they have a home. Even more are grateful to have three square meals a day. A great number of people thank God for their health. One Beachmont...

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City has to shore up budget deficit with millions from Rainy Day Fund

November 24, 2010
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Property taxes will increase less drastically this year than in previous years, but city leaders had to use millions in reserves to make ends meet. To meet this years fiscal year 2011 budget, Mayor Tom Ambrosino said they would have to tax to the levy limit and then shore up a huge deficit by...

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Once more with Pride: Revere’s greatest leader, longest serving elected official in the state, dead at 83

November 10, 2010
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Once more with Pride: Revere’s greatest leader, longest serving elected official in the state, dead at 83

The man who invented, re-invented and then refined Revere politics for five decades, current City Councillor George V. Colella, passed away on Sunday, November 7, early in the morning. He was 83. Colella was the longest-serving elected official in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, having been elected to various posts in the City for the...

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A quick wit was the hallmark of Colella’s one-of-a-kind style

November 10, 2010
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A quick wit was the hallmark of Colella’s one-of-a-kind style

It didn’t take long for me to realize that Councillor George V. Colella was a man who didn’t mince words. He was the kind of man that would look you in the face and tell you without flinching that he thought you were doing a very poor job. In fact, at one point many...

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RHS student’s artwork featured on cover of ‘Madama Butterfly’ program at the Cutler Magestic

November 3, 2010
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RHS student’s artwork featured on cover of ‘Madama Butterfly’ program at the Cutler Magestic

When Richard Trimarchi and several other Revere students walked through the doors of Boston’s Cutler Majestic Theatre last Friday night to see ‘Madama Butterfly,’ they were handed programs. On the cover of those programs was a design done by Trimarchi that was inspired by Puccini’s classic operatic tale. The director of the production –...

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Empty feeling – List of abandoned properties is expanding

November 3, 2010
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If there were any questions whether or not the continuing national housing crisis has improved in Revere, those questions were answered recently when the City released its annual vacant building list – revealing the disheartening news that more than 100 buildings and homes were identified as vacant or abandoned. The city began compiling the...

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Spooky House

October 28, 2010
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Spooky House

The are haunted houses around Revere and then there are terrifyingly spooky houses like John DiLiegro’s "spooky" house at 73 Aurelia Sylvia Dr. The house has everything Halloween, including a graveyard, zombies, witches, a two story ghost and numerous other scary vestiges of Halloween. For an even better view of the set up, drive...

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Video vanguard Squire Road studio played host to most popular campaign ad of the year; bigger things on the horizon

October 27, 2010
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Video vanguard Squire Road studio played host to most popular campaign ad of the year; bigger things on the horizon

One of the hottest new political commercials in the nation had its roots right on Squire Road at the Sound & Media Vision studios. Republican 4th Congressional District challenger Sean Bielat released one of the most talked about campaign ads of the season last week that portrayed sitting Congressman Barney Frank (D-Newton) disco dancing....

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Senior Center receives five new computers as Mass General Hospital’s ARCH program

October 27, 2010
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Senior Center receives five new computers as Mass General Hospital’s ARCH program

When Revere’s Ty Smith learned how to use a computer at the Revere Senior Center, the first thing she did was look up information about her new doctor – and it was quite a litigious experience. “I’ll never forget my first time when I got a new doctor and I was able to look...

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Rizzo-Rotondo controversy continues – Will the Ethics Commission sort it out?

October 27, 2010
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A week after fantastic ethical allegations were made against Councillor George Rotondo, now there are questions about whether or not the allegations were manufactured by Councillor Dan Rizzo’s campaign or someone associated with it. Rizzo vehemently denied those allegations this week, saying that the allegations were real and were real concerns of local business...

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