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Looking at Possible MBTA Cuts

March 8, 2012
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Looking at Possible MBTA Cuts

Governor Patrick stopped by Tuesday evening to the MBTA meeting discussing possible cuts in service with the public at the Paul Revere School. Patrick shook hands and shared comments with nearly everyone in the hall before the start of the meeting. He is shown above sharing information with Revere Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein. Speaker of...

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Housing is at Issue for Veterans in Revere

March 8, 2012
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More and more veterans are returning to Revere from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan every day, and unlike in previous wars, those soldiers are older and returning to existing families. There are no baby boomers, nor quick marriages. Most are coming back to wives and children they had long before they left for...

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Setting the Right Example

March 8, 2012
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Since the day he was appointed chief of police by Mayor Dan Rizzo about one month ago, the biggest challenge facing Joseph Cafarelli is changing the culture of the Revere Police Department. Change is difficult for all of us to face when confronted with it and it is especially hard for police officers who’ve...

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Licensing Board Members Refuse to Step Down at Mayor’s Request

March 8, 2012
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Two members of the Licensing Board who were asked to step down so the mayor could appoint those in whom he has great faith have refused to do so. We believe that when a new mayor is elected and he asks for resignations that it is a matter of long established protocol that the...

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Anthony Pisani Named Pitcher of the Week

March 8, 2012
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Revere’s Anthony Pisani is off to a superb start for the University of Rhode Island baseball team. Pisani, a senior co-captain, was selected as College Baseball Insider’s Northeast Region Pitcher of the Week. The Northeast Region consists of 74 teams from eight different Division 1 conferences. The 6-foot, 200-pound lefthander received the award after...

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Police Briefs 03-07-2012

March 8, 2012
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Monday, Feb. 27 Manuel DeJesus, 50, of Lynn, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor and operating a negligently to endanger. Tuesday, Feb. 28 Keith Perry, 38, of 61A Pomona St., was charged with shoplifting, assault and battery on a police officer, being a disorderly person, giving a false...

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Obituaries 03-07-2012

March 8, 2012
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John Stallmann Computer Progammer John A. Stallmann of Revere, formerly of Aurora IL, died suddenly on February 18. He was 61 years old. A computer programmer for the Department of Mental Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for many years, he was the beloved husband of Carol A. Morgan, cherished son of Mardella ( Benter )...

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Thank You, Chief Cafarelli

February 29, 2012
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Captains in the Revere Police Department have all returned their automobiles as requested by Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli. Not enough can be said about this first instance of creating a new department persona based on professionalism and what is right and what is efficient as well. The captains perform an important service. They are...

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RHA Girls Win Regular Season Finale

February 29, 2012
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The Revere High girls basketball team tuned up for the state tournament with a 41-26 victory over Medford last week in the finale of the regular season. The Lady Patriots were set to embark on their Journey to the Tourney last night (Tuesday) at Westford Academy High School as the Journal was going to...

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Police Briefs 02-29-2012

February 29, 2012
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Gage-Anthony D. Lucas Smith, 19, of Dorchester, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Carlos Silva, 38, of 16 Highland St., was arrested on a charge of disturbing the peace. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Joseph R. Perrier, 26, of 52 Crest Ave., was arrested on charges of assault with intent to murder, assault...

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Billboard Owners Need to Pay

February 29, 2012
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There is a reason so many businesspeople like putting up billboards in Revere near to major highways or highly commercial areas. Billboards generate enormous amounts in rental income forever once they are put up. Putting them up is all about getting the proper approvals and securing a special permit  from the City Council. So...

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Obituaries 02-29-2012

February 29, 2012
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Grace Barrasso East Boston Resident Grace M. (DeStefano) Barrasso of East Boston died in Florida on February 25. A former employee of the Boston School System, she was the beloved wife of Anthony Barrasso of East Boston; devoted mother of Janice A. Heffron of New Hampshire and Denice A. Barrasso of East Boston; cherished...

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This Girl Has Talent

February 22, 2012
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This Girl Has Talent

Jocelyn Gonzalez dances to “Number One Girl” in the Revere High School Talent Show that was held last week. More photographs will appear in next week’s edition.

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License Commission Memberswill Not Heed Request to Leave

February 22, 2012
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The two members of the License Commission that were asked to step down last week by Mayor Dan Rizzo will decline to do so and will serve out their respective terms. Sources close to the situation told the Journal this week that Chair Tom Henneberry and Member Bob Marra will decline to step down...

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Mayor Setting the Example

February 22, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo is setting a new precedent by refusing the city car institutionalized as their own for as far back as we can recall. Mayor Rizzo has returned his car to the city. He has told officials that he will be using his own automobile rather than to accept the perk of the...

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Police Chief Following Suit

February 22, 2012
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Chief Joseph Cafarelli has said he is adamant about reshaping the persona of the Revere Police Department. Since taking over two weeks ago he has made a flurry of command changes and new assignments. However, ordering his captains to return the city owned automobiles they have been using for years to drive home will...

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Police Presence on Broadway

February 22, 2012
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At the mayor’s request, Chief Cafarelli has assigned a number of police officers to the Broadway beat. For the first time in years, Broadway now has police officers present and highly visible in yellow jackets from 2-6 p.m. everyday to add to the new effort to raise the quality of life for those who...

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RHS Hockey Team Wins Three Straight

February 22, 2012
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The surging Revere High hockey team batted 1.000 this week, reeling off three victories in three outings, to move to the brink of qualifying for the post season state tournament. The Patriots now stand at 7-8-4 on the season and need a win in their final regular season game tonight (Wednesday) against Matignon in...

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Police Briefs 02-22-2012

February 22, 2012
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ARREST Report Monday, Feb. 13 Carla Gioe, 47, of Malden, was arrested on one warrant. Jonathan Harris, 18, 418 Parkway, was charged with shoplifting (3rd or more offenses). Tuesday, Feb. 14 No Arrests Reported Wednesday, Feb. 15 No Arrests Reported Thursday, Feb. 16 Matthew Dionne, 28, of 406 Malden St., was arrested on one...

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Obituaries 02-22-2012

February 22, 2012
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William ‘Shack’ Shackelton Revere Resident William N. “Shack” Shackelton of Revere, formerly of Malden, died on February 18. He was the devoted father of Amanda E. Shackelton and William N. Shackelton, Jr., both of Malden; cherished son of the late Carolyn (Hodgdon) (Shackelton) Topping and her husband, Howard Topping of Malden and Robert C....

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