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Police Briefs 03-09-2016

March 11, 2016
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29 Michael E. Gouthro, 44, of Dracut, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of being a fugitive from justice, assault by means of a dangerous weapon, failing to stop for a police officer, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Adam...
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2016 Presidential Election:Impact of Millenials

March 11, 2016
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By Cheyanne Fullen Historically, the turnout of young voters, which refers to those aged 18-24, has been persistently lower than other age groups. However, census data confirmed a significant increase in youth voter turnout in the 2008 presidential election, in which Barack Obama appealed to not only the minority demographic, but younger voters as...
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Getting Revere’s Budget in Order

March 11, 2016
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by Mayor Brian Arrigo In my first months as Mayor, I have made the city budget my top priority. As someone who has spent the last decade of my career working on budgets, I understand firsthand the importance of having a budget that addresses the city’s needs while keeping the taxpayer in mind. The...
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‘Spotlight’ is an Important Film For Healing and Renewal to Begin

March 11, 2016
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By Cardinal Sean O’Malley Spotlight is an important film for all impacted by the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse. By providing in-depth reporting on the history of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the media led the Church to acknowledge the crimes and sins of its personnel and to begin to address its failings, the...
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Driving Bill will Save Lives and Injuries

March 11, 2016
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House and Senate elected officials have a chance to pass a solid public safety bill that would put the brakes on Massachusetts drivers using hand-held mobile electrical devices while on the road. The bill would make it illegal to use cell-phones while driving and prohibit drivers from entering information by hand to a GPS...
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Sports 03-09-2016

March 11, 2016
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Great Scott Senior forward remains solid in Revere Girls’ win; Pepic, Gonzalez also shine in state tourney action By Cary Shuman The Revere High School girls basketball struggled in the first half against a very good Lexington team and its superstar scorer Anna Kelly. But the second half was Revere’s finest hour of the...
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Obituaries 03-09-2016

March 11, 2016
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Matthew Vieira Active volunteer and member of Grace Ministries Church and New England Hemophelia Assoc. Matthew A. Vieira of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away peacefully March 3 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston with his family by his side following complications from surgery. He was 81 years old. He was born...
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Revere Everett Hockey Takes Second in State Tourney

March 4, 2016
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Revere Everett Hockey Takes Second in State Tourney

The Revere/Everett Squirt AA hockey team. Cooper Branzell, Cameron Correia, Chase Branzell, Jaydan Vargas, Matthew Lacroix, Ollie Svendson, John Nowicki, Austin Anunziata, Michael Popp, Andrew Craso, Mykell Sclovanec, Nicholas Simpson, Matthews Barbosa, Ivan Perez, Jake Ferraro, Coach Jamie Branzell, Assistant Coach Keith Correia, Assistant Coach Paul Nowicki, and Assistant Coach Carl Svendson. The team...
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Forever Young

March 4, 2016
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Forever Young

Nellie Grasso of Gore Road turned one hundred years old on her 25th birthday on leap day February 29th. Her son Dennis Grasso and her granddaughters Lisa Lowell and Dorene DeSisto threw a surprise party for her at Bruno’s Resturant in Lynn where her great grandson Josh Perez is a cook. Five generations of...
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A Method to his Science:Dello Russo Attends Science Conference in D.C.

March 4, 2016
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A Method to his Science:Dello Russo Attends Science Conference in D.C.

By Seth Daniel It was a simple fishing trip, and his curious nature, that sent Joe Dello Russo on a scientific journey that would – most recently – take him to Washington, D.C. as a state delegate to a professional science conference. Several years ago, Joe his two brothers and his father, John Sr.,...
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Council Tackles Canine Issues

March 4, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The city council may be going to dogs, addressing kennels and other canine concerns such as an increase in pit bull ownership, breeding, unlicensed dogs, loose dogs and abandoned dogs. Asst. Animal Control and Revere Police Officer Julie Malvarosa shared how some people have been cited numerous times for illegal...
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New Director Named at RHA

March 4, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Former Lowell Mayor and current Lowell City Councilor James Milinazzo has signed a three-year, $110,00 contract as the new executive director with the Revere Housing Authority, replacing former director Linda Shaw, who has taken a position at a California Housing Authority. George Anzuoni, chairman of the RHA Board of Commissioners,...
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Rotondo Calls for Curtatone to Drop his Suit

March 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel City Councillor George Rotondo has never shied away from the controversial, and just two months into his newest Council term, he is calling for Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone to pull his appeal of the Wynn casino. Rotondo has put in a motion for the March 7 Council meeting that calls on...
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Police Briefs 03-02-2016

March 4, 2016
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Weekly Crime Report Journal Staff Reports House Breaks: (5) Parkway; Atlantic Avenue; Francis Street; Cummings Avenue; and Walnut Avenue. Commercial Breaks: (0) Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (6) Bradstreet Avenue; Dix Street; Squire Road – 4 Points; *Lincoln Street; Everard Street – Beachmont School; and Endicott Avenue. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (33) Mahoney Circle (4); Copeland Circle...
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Disputes the $2M Budget Deficit

March 4, 2016
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By Dan Rizzo It is troubling that Mayor Arrigo is using the City Council and this valued public forum to espouse a made up $2 Million deficit and bring uneasiness to our residents. Mayor Arrigo knows full well (or should know full well) that our budget must be balanced by law, and approved by...
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Letters to the Editor

March 4, 2016
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Mr. Abrams was all wrong Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the letter about me that was published in the Revere Journal on February 24th by Mr. Hal Abrams. First, I would like to thank the many people who reached out to me in outrage about this letter. Thank you for your...
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Mayor Brian Arrigo’s State of the City

March 4, 2016
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Last week, Mayor Brian Arrigo laid out a bold and long-term plan for the City of Revere. The Mayor in particular emphasized his goal of making all of city government more transparent and is to be congratulated for undertaking changes in some of the employment practices for the City of Revere such as in...
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Government Center Station to Reopen

March 4, 2016
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After more than two years of construction, the new Government Center station is scheduled to open March 26. This announcement comes as good news to the thousands of residents who use the Blue Line to connect with other MBTA lines to get to work. While the inconvenience of exiting at Bowdoin or State St....
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Sports 03-02-2016

March 4, 2016
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NEC champions RHS girls hoop team prepares for tourney opener Thursday By Cary Shuman The Revere High School girls basketball team will host Arlington High in the first round of the MIAA Division 1 North Sectionals Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Roland Merullo Fieldhouse. Coach Diana’s Finn Lady Patriots are the No. 5...
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Obituaries 03-02-2016

March 4, 2016
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Walter Samas Of Illinois, formerly of Revere Walter Samas, 93, beloved husband of Caroline (Reppucci) (Scarpa) Samas of IL, died peacefully at his home in Glenview, IL on Wednesday February 24, 2016, while in the comforting presence of his family, following an extended illness. Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late...
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