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Hookah Lounge Raises Questions for Licensing Commission

September 4, 2015
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A request to grant further licenses to Checkers Trans Group Boston, doing business as Boston Hookah Lounge, has prompted the city Licensing Commission to hold off until they can get further information regarding smoking regulations. A couple of weeks ago commissioners heard from attorney Richard Villiotte, representing Samira Ahmed, owner and manager of the...
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10 Council Candidates Advance to November

September 4, 2015
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Councilor-at-Large Jessica Ann Giannino emerged as the top vote getter in the Preliminary Election for Councilor-at-Large held Tuesday in Revere. Giannino, who topped the ticket in the last Councilor-at-Large general election in 2013, received 2,660 votes to finish atop the 12-candidate field while former councilor at-large George Rotondo finished second with 2,487. The other...
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Police Briefs 09-02-2015

September 4, 2015
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MONDAY, AUGUST 24 Marvin Sanchez, 32, of Cheslea, was arrested on a  charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. TUESDAY, AUGUST 25 Robert J. French, 25, of 445 Vane St., was arrested on a charge of vandalizing property. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 Nicholas P. Verdura, 24, of 145 Conant St., was arrested on charges...
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Support for Labor Unions Is Growing

September 4, 2015
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By Warren Tolman Support for labor unions is on the rise, jumping five percentage points between 2014 and 2015. According to a Gallup poll conducted in August, a majority of Americans approve of unions, including a full two-thirds of young people aged 18-34. Americans approve of unions and most would like to see unions’...
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Can the Drug Epidemic Be Stopped?

September 4, 2015
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A heroin epidemic is running rapid  throughout every neighborhood in the City of Boston. It’s cheap enough and readily available at the drop of a hat. While police are faced with a monumental task of taking drugs off the streets their efforts continue because most of the time the usual suspects are released by...
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DCF Needs a Complete Overhaul

September 4, 2015
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  Governor Charlie Baker has publicly stated that the embattled Department of Children and Families (DCF) still needs to improve but he feels DCF is heading in the right direction. What direction? North, South, East, West or the usual merry-go-round circling approach. In fairness, his administration has inherited the problems facing DCF. That certainly...
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Congratulations to the Candidates

September 4, 2015
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Congratulations to Mayor Dan Rizzo and Councilor-at-Large Brian Arrigo on receiving nominations for the Office of Mayor and qualifying for the General Election on Nov. 3. Also congratulations to the ten candidates who received nominations in the Councilor-at-Large Preliminary Election that was held Tuesday.  These candidates will be working hard in their campaigns in...
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Athletic Director Frank Shea and the New Era of Revere High Sports

September 4, 2015
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Has there ever been a more exciting time in the history of Revere High School athletics? The new school year begins with a new director of athletics, Frank Shea, taking over the program and the opening of a brand new Harry Della Russo Stadium. Shea brings an incredible resume as one of the most...
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Sports 09-02-2015

September 4, 2015
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RHS football team preparing for new season in a new stadium Special to the Journal The Revere High football team has been enduring the proverbial dog days of August as Coach Lou Cicatelli’s Patriots busily prepare for what will be an historic 2015 campaign that will be marked by the inaugural season of the...
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Obituaries 09-02-2015

September 4, 2015
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Anthony Bono Union Laborer and weekend produce vendor at Boston’s Historic Haymarket District Anthony “Tony” Bono of Revere died on August 6 in the Academy Manor Nursing Facility of Andover. Born in Boston’s North End in 1923, he and his family returned to Sciacca, Italy-Sicily where he worked on the family farm. Upon returning...
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Bocce Tournament

August 28, 2015
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Bocce Tournament

                                           TAKING AIM:   Rita Turner rolls her shot for the Satter House team.
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It’s Time to Vote:Colella Predicts 27.5 Percent Turnout for Sept.1 Preliminary

August 28, 2015
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Revere Election Commissioner Diane R. Colella is predicting a 27.5 turnout of the city’s 25,055 voters for the Preliminary Election set for Tuesday, Sept. 1. Voters can cast their ballots from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the polls. Absentee ballots are available until Monday at noon and must returned by Tuesday at 8...
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Shaw’s Site Given Second Chance

August 28, 2015
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The air conditioning in the city council chambers didn’t do much to cool the emotions of the neighbors who oppose the development of the former Shaw’s grocery store site on Revere Beach Parkway. Monday night the city council voted 6-5 to allow TransDel Corp. and Gate Residential Properties to withdraw its original application to...
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Priscilla Nickerson Announces her Candidacy for Councilor-At-Large

August 28, 2015
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My name is Priscilla (Solimine) Nickerson and I am a candidate for Councilor-at-Large. I am a life long resident of the City of Revere and deeply devoted to this community. I have been happily married and partners in business with my husband Raymond for the past 22 years. As a manager of multiple properties,...
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Steven Morabito Seeks Re-Election for Councillor-At-Large Seat

August 28, 2015
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My name is Steven Morabito.  I am a life-long resident of Revere.  I graduated from Revere High School and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Salem State University.  I currently serve as “one” of your “five” City Councillors-at-Large. I am running for re-election, because I strongly believe that Revere is moving in...
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Police Briefs 08-26-2015

August 28, 2015
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ARREST  Report MONDAY, AUGUST 17 Ruddy J. Santana, 22, of Lynn, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a Class A controlled narcotic substance (subsequent offense), illegal possession of a Class B controlled narcotic substance with intent to distribute, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. Ashley Chetty, 28, of Lynn, was arrested on a...
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Letters to the Editor

August 28, 2015
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Supporting Matthew Amato Thank you for your correspondence and request for donation. The Committee on Political Education Local 2222 met earlier to discuss all political matters and endorsements. The committee concurred that we must support those who support us. As a labor union, we believe in improving the lives of all working families. We...
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Mayor Dan Rizzo: Moving Revere Forward

August 28, 2015
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The Preliminary Election on September 1 is a referendum on our city’s potential and the course we can all take together. It’s also an opportunity to celebrate our many accomplishments over these past three years, and look to Revere’s bright future. Last year, we were recognized as a national leader in education with Revere...
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Watch the Mayoral Debate Live Aug.26 and Get out and Vote on Tuesday

August 28, 2015
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We realize there are only a few nights of summer remaining but we hope that Revere residents will take the time to view tonight’s mayoral debate on RevereTV, channel 9. The Revere Journal is proud to partner with Revere Youth in Action and sponsor the debate featuring the three candidates for the esteemed position...
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Obituaries 08-26-2015

August 28, 2015
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Sefika Husanovic Of Revere/Winthrop Sefika Husanovic of Revere / Winthrop, passed away August 20, at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a brief illness.  She was 69 years old. She was born in Tuzla, Bosnia, where she grew up and later worked as a piano teacher most of her adult life before moving to...
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