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Enough hatefulness – commentary

April 12, 2007
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Isn’t it about time that some people around here begin to accept the fact that this isn’t the Revere of 1965? I am well acquainted with how difficult change is – especially large-scale change in one’s community – but enough is enough. After our front-page story this week on the Cambodian New Year celebration...

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Big Lou not involved

April 12, 2007
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Police are still investigating the shooting on Augustus Street that happened three weeks ago, and are looking for leads. The investigation has pretty much been turned over from local police to the State Police CPAC unit, according to Chief Terence Reardon. Officers, however, have ruled out the Big Lou as having any involvement in...

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Two different views on Dimino’s license

April 12, 2007
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A License Commission decision last week allowing a beer and wine license at a convenience store on the Parkway in Beachmont has drawn some ire among residents, and a petition to appeal the license at the state level. Nevertheless, the Dimino family, who applied for and got the license for a new convenience store...

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Howard Street Party

April 12, 2007
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Warm weather hasn’t even visited us yet, and already the large house parties have started to pop up. A large house party on Howard Street last Saturday night disturbed neighbors and brought the police to the street twice. Police responded to the party at 14 Howard St. around 11:30 p.m. and then cleared the...

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Worker dies at Overlook Ridge

April 9, 2007
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A Somerville man was killed on Monday while doing masonry work at Roseland’s ongoing Overlook Ridge project in North Revere. The man’s identity was not being immediately released. “It was a tragic accident,” said Nancy Sterling, a spokesperson for Roseland. “Apparently, what happened was he was bending over and another employee driving a Bobcat...

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Contractor fined

April 6, 2007
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A subcontractor working on the new police station was fined $6,000 by the Revere Resident Employment Monitoring Committee this week. Ajax Construction was found to have worked 10 days on the project without having the minimum number of Revere residents on the job (as outlined in the city ordinance) and not having an approved...

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Heads or Tails

April 6, 2007
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The Purchasing Department reported on Friday that they would conduct a coin toss on Monday to see which landscaping company gets the contract to maintain Leach Park at the Beachmont School. Apparently, GTA Landscaping of Everett and Green Acres Landscaping of Revere submitted bids for landscaping the park, and their bids were identical at...

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Good Friday

April 6, 2007
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Good Friday saw a flurry of activities around the city at the various churches, and even personally as people seemed to take things slower and be in more of a contemplative mood. This morning, a group from St. Anthony’s paraded down Revere Street and Broadway carrying a cross and stopping every now and then...

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Immaculate Conception (IC)

April 6, 2007
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If you’re down on today’s younger generation, then Father George Szal of IC has an upbeat message for you about some of Revere’s young people. Szal told the Journal that during the four Sundays of Lent, several young adults and teens in the parish decided to go door to door to announce the Gospel...

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Signs of an Election

April 6, 2007
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Political signs have begun to pop up everywhere this week and the large Dan Rizzo signs seem to be dominating the landscape so far. From the Boulevard to North Shore Road and over to Malden Street (where Ann Raponi has quite a large sign showing support at her house) and throughout Ward 4, Rizzo...

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Boulevard

April 6, 2007
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If you’re hungering for a ride down the Beach, stay away from the Boulevard. Work on the Boulevard from Kelly’s to the Point of Pines began last week. Right now, crews from D’Allesandro contractors have begun digging up the Boulevard, installing large drainpipes, catch basins, water lines and new fire hydrants. The work is...

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Furlong to Racing Commish

April 5, 2007
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Mayoral aid Bob Furlong was sworn in this week as an associate member on the state Racing Commission. Furlong said that he was nominated for the chairmanship, but declined because he felt it was more than he wanted to take on. However, he said they offered him an associate position instead – which he...

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Cambodian New Year

April 5, 2007
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The Revere Buddhist Community – the temple on Thornton Street – will be holding quite a celebration next weekend, on April 14th, to celebrate the Cambodian New Year. Officially, it is the ‘Year of the Pig.’ Organizer Sareth Sak said the celebration has been held in Lynn and Lowell in previous years with great...

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51 Beach St.

April 5, 2007
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Comments continue to come in regarding a party that was broken up at 51 Beach St. on Saturday, March 24th. Party-goers accuse police of civil rights violations, while others (presumably neighbors and police) accuse party-goers of holding up babies to shield themselves from pepper spray. What a scene it must have been. Police reported...

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License Commission Calls Reardons

April 5, 2007
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License Commission members decided last Thursday night, March 29, at their monthly meeting that they would be calling Reardon’s Pub before them concerning allegations aired last month in an undercover Fox 25 news report about illegal gambling on poker machines. “The commission will call Reardon’s before us for a hearing on the Fox 25...

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Don’t panic, water’s okay

April 3, 2007
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A panic has seemed to grip a good many people this afternoon about a problem with the drinking water. The Journal offices were flooded with calls and there were stories that ranged from mundane complaints to all-out conspiracy theories. According to Robert Mahoney at the DPW, the panic is somewhat unfounded. He said that...

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East Boston man held on child rape charges

April 3, 2007
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An East Boston man was held on $20,000 cash bail today following his Superior Court indictment on multiple counts of child rape and related offenses believed to have taken place in the 1990s, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced. Suffolk Superior Court Clerk Magistrate Gary Wilson also accommodated prosecutors’ requests and ordered...

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Election commentary

April 3, 2007
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Incumbency has its advantages and since the state senatorial race kicked off last week, Dan Rizzo’s camp has increasingly seen the subtle advantages of incumbency used by State Rep. Anthony Petruccelli’s campaign. After many years of having no ties or links to Revere whatsoever, Petruccelli now seems to be popping up to help Revere...

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Suffolk Downs Sold

April 2, 2007
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A well-heeled New York City developer – formerly Donald Trump’s partner and best friend – has acquired a significant interest in Suffolk Downs Racetrack today, according to the track. Richard Fields, president of Coastal Development, now is the largest shareholder in Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, as it’s officially known. With that controlling interest, he brings...

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Party or Riot?

March 30, 2007
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Police broke up an extremely out of control party last Saturday, March 24th at an apartment in 51 Beach St. The party was so over the top that neighbors more than a block away could hear the music as if it were coming out of their own stereo system. Police arrived around 11:30 p.m....

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