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Clearing all obstacles

October 13, 2009
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Clearing all obstacles

There’s not much that can or will stand in the way of 10-year-old Carolina Martinez. Not Muscular Dystrophy. Not being in a wheelchair. Not severe breathing problems. And certainly not the MCAS test. Martinez, who developed a very rare form of Muscular Dystrophy (MD) as a one-year-old baby, has overcome a tremendous amount of...

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The Environment – Mill Creek neighbors unite behind wild swan in hopes of making the area a bird sanctuary

October 13, 2009
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Shopping carts and hazardous waste on Mill Creek have quietly yielded in recent years to fish and wildlife – and one wild swan nicknamed ‘Gus’ has united residents on both sides of the creek with his friendly demeanor and unique personality. Mill Creek, which serves as the city line between Revere and Chelsea, was...

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Small consolation Teen takes 15-year plea deal for 2008 murder; family finds it hard to accept short sentence

October 13, 2009
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Bryant Street resident Storm Mandeville, 61, was in his house one night last year when an acquaintance knocked on his door – a young man who later stabbed him numerous times and took the ultimate thing that he had, his life. For that, Richard Southern, now 19, got 15 years in jail. He’ll be...

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Where stories never rest – Re-dedication ceremony held at the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground

October 7, 2009
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Where stories never rest – Re-dedication ceremony held at the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground

The dead just won’t rest at the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground, and it’s a good thing because it means their stories will never be lost to history. Last Sunday, the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground Restoration Committee and the Revere Society for Cultural and Historic Preservation (RSCHP) held a re-dedication of the 316-year-old cemetery, profiling...

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When it comes to worker’s comp, Tentindo is a real professional

October 7, 2009
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When it comes to worker’s comp, Tentindo is a real professional

When a Patriots or Red Sox player gets hurt badly, the Patriots and Red Sox organizations send the players to Revere native and noted attorney, Vincent Tentindo. While it’s not quite that simple, Tentindo has carved out a niche as one of the foremost authorities on the legalities of worker’s compensation cases, having written...

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City braces for more cuts at the state level

October 7, 2009
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It is said that one cannot squeeze blood from a turnip, and so city officials are saying this week that nothing more can be squeezed from their budgets either. Last Friday, Gov. Deval Patrick announced that the state had collected far less in revenues than it expected in September. In fact, the shortfall left...

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DPW chief blames sabotage for slow pothole repairs

March 25, 2009
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DPW chief blames sabotage for slow pothole repairs

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Wonder why potholes are living a little longer this spring? Well, according to Don Goodwin, superintendent of the Department of Public Works (DPW), it’s because DPW equipment has been sabotaged – and maybe even by workers from within the department. It’s a bumpy ride on Revere roads this spring, as...

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Dakin’s number crunching reveal stark findings

March 25, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The city’s liberal residential zoning decisions over the past few decades has finally come home to roost, said Superintendent of School Paul Dakin, as the school population has surged and the poverty level in the city has risen much higher than it was 10 years ago. Dakin said he has...

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Street Paving, sidewalks, etc.

June 8, 2007
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Mayor Tom Ambrosino released the updated Capital Improvement Plan last week, and its entirety is available on the city’s website (www.revere.org). Among the highlights in the plan are the priorities for the street paving and sidewalk program. This summer, crews will finish up work on the Revere Street neighborhood, including: •Pomona Street •Stowers Street...

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Supreme Court denies city’s case

June 8, 2007
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The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the city’s case versus the adult video store, Moon-Lite Reader, which operates out of a storefront in Linden Square and formerly was located in Bell Circle. The city had filed a writ of certiorari earlier this year with the court to hear the case. The city...

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Dunkin Donuts Exposed

June 8, 2007
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For one drive-thru clerk, this was not the kind of tip she was looking for. Around 6 p.m. on May 30th, a man pulled around to the window of the Dunkin’ Donuts in Johnnie’s Foodmaster driving a brown motor vehicle. The clerk said he didn’t utter a word, but kept motioning towards his lap....

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House Parties

June 8, 2007
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Over the past few years, warm weather has meant more than outside activities in Revere. It has meant many more loud, late night parties. Police records over the past few years indicate that there are more complaints of loud house parties than in previous years. By our count, this year has been record setting....

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Rizzo loses Senate battle

May 29, 2007
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City Councillor Dan Rizzo lost his bid for State Senate on Tuesday by an unofficial margin of 2,349 votes. In a day of low voter turnout throughout the whole district, Rizzo unofficially got 5,193 votes to State Rep. Anthony Petruccelli’s 7,542 votes. Revere voters cast fewer than 5,000 ballots, which proved to be the...

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Lots of input on Red Sox incident

May 28, 2007
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Several people have responded to the article in the Journal and on this Blog about an incident on RHS Senior Day at the Red Sox game. There are more than 19 comments on the original entry – a very lively discussion about the use of alcohol among youths in the community and the consequences...

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Red Sox Incident

May 15, 2007
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Two RHS seniors didn’t get the taste of hops that they had hoped. Instead, they got a taste of real world consequences when they tried to buy beer at Fenway Park during a school-sponsored trip to the Red Sox game. Two senior girls were corralled by Fenway security for trying to get men to...

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GE Bridge to close this weekend

May 15, 2007
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced rather suddenly on Tuesday morning that they would be closing the General Edwards Bridge on Rt. 1A for the entire weekend. Revere Police Chief Terence Reardon told the Journal that the DCR informed him that they would close the bridge on Saturday morning at 3 a.m....

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DPW News and Notes

May 15, 2007
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City Councillor Ira Novoselsky’s Public Works Committee met on Monday night with DPW Superintendent Don Goodwin and Mayor Tom Ambrosino to discuss a number of issues on the public works front. •The city is preparing to come down on homeowners who have sump pumps hooked into the sewer system, a practice that is illegal...

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Atkins to be named new Medford High football coach; Stellato named new CHS football coach

May 14, 2007
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By Rich Griffin Former Chelsea High football coach James Atkins will be named the new football coach at Medford High School later this week, according to a source familiar with the situation. Atkins will be introduced at a press conference in Mayor Michael McGlynn’s office later this week. Atkins, according to the source, was...

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Traffic Light at Showcase

May 11, 2007
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City crews have begun putting up a traffic signal at the Showcase Cinemas entrance on Squire Road. As part of the cinemas major remodelling project, they agreed to work with the city to put up a traffic signal at their entrance, which has become extremely dangerous over the years. At least once a week...

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Construction Everywhere

May 11, 2007
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You simply cannot go two blocks in Revere without running into – or at least seeing – a construction project. Most infuriating are the projects that have to do with the roads – and there are no small number going on now in Revere. On Park Avenue, Keyspan Gas Company is upgrading their piping...

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