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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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The Top Ten

February 15, 2012
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The Revere Journal has once again printed the list of the highest paid top 100 employees in salary and add ons for the year 2011. As lists go, it is, once again, the printing of the same old thing we’ve come to expect of salaries paid to municipal employees. For those of you who...

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The Mayor’s Program

February 15, 2012
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It is our understanding that several people on a prominent city board have been asked by the mayor to resign. It is our belief that when a new mayor requests a resignation, that request should be adhered to. To do otherwise, is to work against the mayor’s wishes and that type of scenario is...

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RHS Roundup: Girls Hoop Wins Pair, at 9-6

February 15, 2012
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The Revere High girls basketball team won both of its contests this past week to improve to 9-6 on the season and move within one game of clinching a spot in the post season state tourney. The Lady Patriots overcame a slow start Tuesday against Lynn Classical in which the Revere girls scored only...

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Police Briefs 02-15-2012

February 15, 2012
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ARREST Report MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6 Vincent J. DiNunzio, 41, of 224 Mountain Ave., was arrested on two counts of assault & battery. Joseph P. Morris, 23, of 4 Wolcott Rd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. A 15 year old juvenile and a 16 year old juvenile were arrested on outstanding warrants. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY...

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Obituaries 02-15-2012

February 15, 2012
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Blanche Silva Revere Resident Blanche. L. ( Preston ) Silva of Revere died on February 9. She was the beloved wife of Richard H. Silva Sr.; devoted mother of Robert P., Ronald M. and his wife, Rosane, all of Revere, Randy S. and his wife, Claire of Peabody and the late Richard H. Silva...

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The Mayor’s Public Safety Initiative

February 10, 2012
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Police Chief Terence Reardon has vacated his seat at the police station with a letter to the mayor indicating that he will return to become a Civil Service captain the department he has led for a decade. This was a difficult move for the chief. He is a proud man but his time had...

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Palladino’s FT Nips Saugus, 72-71

February 10, 2012
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Chris Palladino sank the front end of a 1-and-1 with three seconds to play to give the Revere High boys basketball team an exciting 72-71 triumph over Saugus last Tuesday. The teams had battled fiercely in the final minute, with Revere breaking 69-69 deadlock with a bucket, only to see Saugus knot matters at...

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