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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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Baseball Team Beats Winthrop

May 10, 2012
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It has been a long time in coming, but when the final out was made in Monday’s 9-5 victory for the Revere High baseball team at Winthrop, four years of frustration were all but forgotten. “The team has been working hard all season and never has given up” said first year RHS head coach...

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Police Briefs 05-09-2012

May 10, 2012
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MONDAY, APRIL 30 Joshua Carnazzo, 17, of 44 Burbank St., was arrested on a charge of malicious destruction of property over $250. William R. Rose, 20, of 126 Lantern Rd., was arrested on a charge of malicious destruction of property over $250. Joseph C. Curto, 20, of 315 Charger St., was arrested on a...

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Obituaries 05-09-2012

May 10, 2012
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Leo Paul Cody Revere Resident Leo Paul Cody of Revere died on May 7. He was 54 years old. Born in Revere, he was the devoted son of the late Joseph M. Sr. and Hazel (Dockharty) Cody, the dear brother of Julia M. Cronin, Christine Cabral, Joseph M. Cody Jr., Vicki A. Crane and...

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Basebball and Ice Cream

May 3, 2012
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Basebball and Ice Cream

Speaker of the Hhouse Bbob DeLeo passes out Hhoodsies to 4 year old William Foley at MmcMmackin’s home opener on Sunday, April 29.

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Victim’s Family Waiting for Justice

May 3, 2012
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Members of Michael Costa’s family talked to the Journal this week and indicated that, many times, they have been lost in the shuffle as people debate the issues surrounding the alleged killer of their relative. “We have waited patiently for something to happen and for this man to pay for what he did,” said...

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The MCAS Scores Stand

May 3, 2012
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Allegations have been dismissed that Revere’s MCAS test scores are the result of fudging the scores rather than being a true measure of what children are achieving here. We agree with the School Department analysis debunking the Atlanta Journal Constitution story that revealed a long-term investigation report that found 196 school districts reporting MCAS...

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Then Rain, the Chill and Short Memories

May 3, 2012
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In early March, historic temperature highs were broken. Day after day the temperature rose into the 80’s. Many of us were walking about in our shorts and wearing polo shirts and enjoying the heat into the late evening. Much of April was a bust – not bad weather, more warmth than some of us...

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