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Several retiring from Schools

May 11, 2007
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The School Department will have to fill the shoes of 21 veteran teachers next year and two well-known administrators as they are set to retire after this school year. Superintendent Paul Dakin said they had expected more retirees this year, and had actually begun planning for massive retirement numbers a few years ago. “Next...

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Students caught with knife at Susan B. MS

May 11, 2007
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One seventh-grader is facing charges for bringing a knife to school and making threats. Officers charged the 13-year-old Susan B. Anthony (SBA) Middle School student with violating the city knife ordinance and school officials are considering expelling the student and disciplining three accomplices. Students began talking at the SBA last Tuesday, May 1, about...

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Housebreaks up; police seek one man

May 11, 2007
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Housebreaks up; police seek one man

Patrick Wiswall  An upsurge in housebreaks has police on the lookout for suspects. Since late March, Revere has logged 62 housebreaks or attempted housebreaks throughout the city, which is a bit higher than normal. This past week alone, there were 10 breaks. Nevertheless, Revere’s breaks are low as compared other cities such as Boston,...

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Our Lady of Lourdes Vigil May 26th

May 11, 2007
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The Beachmont parish in exile will hold a vigil for the Feast of the Pentecost on May 26th at 4 p.m. in the Our Lady of Lourdes Park on Endicott Avenue. The vigil will include a Mass conducted by priests from other parishes. Those who attend are urged to bring their own chairs this...

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City Budget

May 11, 2007
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Mayor Tom Ambrosino said on Friday that the City Budget would be out on Monday and it is expected to be up around 5 percent – even though it contains no new spending. Ambrosino said to expect a very lean budget with no new jobs or no new programs, but with a substantial increase....

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Mickey D’s on the Move

May 11, 2007
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The Squire Road McDonald’s may make a move across the street after more than 40 years at the current location. The restaurant is one of the oldest locations in the region and scores of residents remember it as a destination during their youth. Older residents remember it as the centerpiece of an ongoing fight...

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Middle School Lottery picks

May 3, 2007
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Thursday night the middle school lottery for fifth graders in the Paul Revere, Lincoln and Whelan Elementary Schools went off without a hitch – other than the emotional anxiety. Anyone who can remember being the last one chosen, or not chosen at all, during sandlot kickball or football games could relate to the atmosphere...

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Help! – Class of `72

May 1, 2007
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The RHS alumni organization is in desperate need of updating information on the Class of 1972. The list containing contact info was apparently lost. Those from the Class of `72 wishing to be included should contact Camille Garro at camillewdc@aol.com to add your name to the list. CASTLES is planning the first annual RHS...

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Casella and the OUI

May 1, 2007
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According to sources who claim to know, Councillor Mark Casella’s problems are multiplying instead of going away. The Revere Police have allegedly amended their recent Operating Under the Influence (OUI) complaint against the councilor to include previous instances of driving under the influence – a move likely to cause Casella’s case to be heard...

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Rocky Beach stairs

April 30, 2007
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City councillors Monday night denied a request to take by eminent domain two pieces of property on Beachmont Avenue that would have allowed stairs for beach access to be re-built at that location. The Council voted after much discussion – discussion that included more than 25 neighbors supporting the Beachmont Avenue location and one...

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Lido, City settle differences

April 30, 2007
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The city and Club Lido owners have entered into a settlement agreement that calls for the club to close as early as September 2008, or as late as December 2009. The settlement was announced last Thursday night at the License Commission meeting in City Hall. Both sides are trumpeting the agreement as a good...

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Mayor declines DCR post

April 30, 2007
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Mayor Tom Ambrosino has formally declined an offer by state Environmental Affairs Director Ian Bowles to head up the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) – the agency responsible for maintaining Revere Beach. In a phone call Monday morning, the mayor told Bowles that he would not accept the post, but rather would...

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Congrats Vicki Richardson

April 30, 2007
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Sigourney Street resident Vicki Richardson has been chosen as Revere’s ‘Unsung Heroine of 2007′ by the state Commission on the Status of Women. Richardson’s nomination and award were kept a secret until just last week, when there was a surprise party for her at the RevereCARES office on Ocean Avenue. Besides working full-time in...

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Revere Dairy

April 27, 2007
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When Revere developer Michael Venditto got approval some two years ago to build a nice new multi-use building on the Revere Dairy site on Broadway, he was handed a permit with some 17 conditions. Now, the building still isn’t built and the conditions have become so restrictive that Venditto isn’t sure if he’ll even...

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RHA off ‘troubled list’

April 27, 2007
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The Revere Housing Authority (RHA) got word from the federal government this week that they have been removed from the ‘troubled performer’ list. After compounding problems in the authority, in 2005 the RHA Board and federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials began negotiating changes. In January 2006, the RHA was put on the...

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Important Beach meeting tonight

April 24, 2007
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced yesterday that they are planning to close down the Boulevard to southbound traffic and west side parking for the next six months, starting on May 1. The restriction will run from Revere Street to Carey Circle – the entire northern half of Revere Beach. Tonight, Tuesday,...

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Billboard bashing

April 24, 2007
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City Councillors applauded Councillor George Rotondo’s motion Monday night that called for a change in the city ordinance that deals with billboards. The change would fine companies that leave their billboards torn, or out of date or just unsightly. Several billboards around the city have taken on an abandoned look from time to time,...

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Losing the House

April 24, 2007
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Recent statistics unearthed by the Journal and State Sen. Jarrett Barrios’s (D-Cambridge) office show that Revere has one of the highest rates of foreclosure in the state for a city its size, and one of the highest percentages of high-interest mortgages – mortgages that often lead to foreclosure proceedings. Some 52 percent of the...

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Copycat student removed

April 23, 2007
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School officials said they had to remove a middle schooler from one of the schools Monday for threatening to copy the actions taken at Virginia Tech last week by a disgruntled student. The middle schooler was apparently serving an in-school suspension when he told a teacher that he could relate to the Virginia Tech...

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Show some courage…

April 19, 2007
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Many may not have heard about a bill being proposed on Beacon Hill. The bill itself is a good idea, the practice it seeks to eliminate is just about the worst thing we’ve ever heard of, and yet another example of how the Internet can be a vehicle for those in our society without...

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