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Smith Should Be Held to a Higher Standard

May 31, 2012
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News reports indicating Everett Representative Stat Smith owns two apartment houses here filled with code violations are, frankly, a disappointment. Voters in this city, and in Everett, we assume, expect their elected public representatives to not only follow the law but to be pristine in their private affairs. Regrettably, this is not the case...

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New Twist in Old Case

May 31, 2012
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A sleeping bag used as evidence in the 1987 murder of an East Boston man found stuffed in the trunk of his car in Revere in that that sleeping bag has turned up again. The sleeping bag went missing until State Police investigators found it misplaced, apparently tucked away in an obscure corner of...

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Happy Birthday, John Gioioso

May 31, 2012
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Revere’s John Gioioso, AKA, Johnny G turned 84 last week. He hasn’t lost a step after all these years and remains the same lively gentleman he has been all his life in this city. From all of us to him – a very happy 84th and good health and everything else in the year...

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Palumbo Passes RHS Puck to Ciccarello

May 31, 2012
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After decades as the Revere High School (RHS) hockey coach, Jim Palumbo is passing the puck to current softball coach Joe Ciccarello. Ciccarello – a former hockey coach at the old Savio Prep School – has been named the new RHS hockey coach starting next year. Athletic Director Shaun Hart told the Journal last...

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Police Briefs 05-30-2012

May 31, 2012
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Monday, May 21  Thai Quoc Le, 30, of Stoughton, was charged with failing to stop for police, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license and speeding. Richard Cecere, 40, of 45 Gore Rd, was charged with being a fugitive from justice and one warrant. Tuesday, May 22 ...

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Obituaries 05-30-2012

May 31, 2012
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James Zorbas Melrose Resident James M. Zorbas of Melrose died on May 27. He was 64 years old. He was the devoted son of the late Arthur C. and Anne M. (Smole) Zorbas; caring brother of John Zorbas and his wife, Janet of Roslindale, Mary Lacourciere and her husband, Paul of Chicago, Rosann Zorbas...

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Who’s Bigger Now?

May 25, 2012
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Who’s Bigger Now?

Revere’s ‘Bear’ an eighteen month old half wolf and half Giant Alaskan Malemute is training his owner, Nico Luisi. (Not the other way around.)

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Everett Rep. in Hot Seat over Apts.

May 25, 2012
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An Everett state elected official who is also a Revere absentee landlord is getting some major grief this week after having been discovered to have numerous illegal apartment rife with serious code and safety violations. Revere Fire officials came down hard on Everett State Rep. Steve ‘Stat’ Smith (D-Everett) after discovering 12 illegal apartments...

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Revere Officials to Hold Memorial Day Services

May 25, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo is pleased to announce that this year’s Memorial Day Exercises will be held on Mon., May 28 at 11 a.m. on the lawn at the American Legion Building, 249 Broadway. The guest speaker for the services will be Chief Brian Fisher of the United States Coast Guard. Chief Fisher has served...

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Memorial Day 2012

May 25, 2012
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The long weekend for those of us living safely throughout the nation is much more than that for all of us. Whether we recognize and feel the intensity of the Memorial Day holiday or not, whether we  understand what sacrifice and battlefield death are all about, the one day of the year which is...

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MacDonald NEC Champ in Hurdles

May 25, 2012
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Revere High star hurdler Racquel MacDonald claimed the title of Northeastern Conference champion in the 100 meter high hurdles Saturday at the All-NEC Meet held at Manning Field in Lynn. Racquel left little doubt that she was the best in the NEC, cruising to the top qualifying time of 16.15 seconds (almost .50 faster...

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Police Briefs 05-23-2012

May 25, 2012
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BLUE TO BLACK Many might have done a double take when seeing Revere Police cruisers come down the street lately, as they have taken on a decidedly different look. The old white and blue cruisers with the City Seal featured prominently have been redesigned and now feature a black and white design without the...

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Obituaries 05-23-2012

May 24, 2012
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Sophie Brunette Revere Resident Sophie (Bonavita) Brunette of Revere died on May 19. She was the beloved wife of the late B. William Brunette; loving mother of Susan Brazil and her husband, John of Winthrop, Beverly Brunette of Revere and the late Gary Brunette; cherished grandmother of Shannon Brazil Carcia and her husband, Anthony,...

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Mother’s Day

May 17, 2012
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Mother’s Day

Rita Sweeney celebrates Mother’s Day with her daughter Shella Hosmer and one of her grand-daughter’s Erin Fauci.

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Going Up and Down: State, Local Officials at Opening of New Chelsea Street Bridge

May 17, 2012
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Going Up and Down: State, Local Officials at Opening of New Chelsea Street Bridge

Pointing at the massive structure behind him, U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano said the new Chelsea Street Bridge is an example of how federal earmarks work. “When there are projects like these that create jobs and improve infrastructure, earmarks work and are good,” said Capuano. Capuano on Monday joined Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary...

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Listening to the People

May 17, 2012
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The city council voted unanimously Monday night against a bill- board being placed on Squire Road. The vote comes as no surprise as hundreds of area residents made it clear to the council some months back that if a bill-board were allowed in that spot that voters would come down hard on elected public...

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Obituaries 05-16-2012

May 17, 2012
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Helen Puopolo Homemaker Helen R. (Musto) Puopolo of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on May 14. She was 94 years old. A homemaker, she was the beloved wife of the late Rocco Puopolo; devoted mother of Marie L. Luzzo and her husband, Bruno of Florida and Louise A. Murphy and her husband, Harold of...

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Police Briefs 05-16-2012

May 17, 2012
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TAKING A BITE OUT OF CRIME It took awhile for police to sniff out the case, but a Swampscott man was finally charged on Monday for an alleged vicious beating of his former business partner that involved biting off the victim’s nose. The man was arraigned Monday for allegedly beating the former business partner...

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Stephen Perez, Jr.

May 10, 2012
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When bad things happen to good people we are always left wondering why. Such is the case in the murder of Revere native and Army veteran, Stephen Perez, Jr. He was a young man with much to look forward to. He had finished a successful stint in the US Army in Afghanistan as a...

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Remembering Jim Kimmerle

May 10, 2012
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It was not so long ago that Jim Kimmerle was walking among us, enjoying his life, serving as a councilor and really coming into himself – and then he got sick. The sickness robbed him of his health, his good feeling and ultimately, it caused his death. In the last months of his life...

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