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Patience is a Virtue in Parking Fine Collection

May 3, 2012
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Collecting unpaid parking fines is a measure of one’s patience, Parking Clerk John Henry said. Depending on the car in question, it could also be a lesson in futility. “With the bigger fines, it really depends on the age and model of the car as to whether we collect,” he said. “We have a...
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Home Safe? Revere’s Stephen Perez Falls Victim to Random Violence

May 3, 2012
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Stephen Perez Jr. had been in some of the most dangerous places in the world over the last few years during his military service, and every time he lived to tell the tale. With bullets routinely buzzing round him during his time as an Army sniper in Iraq and Afghanistan, the 22-year-old kept his...
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Sheriff: Hennigan Fails to Comprehend Responsibilities as Superior Court Clerk

May 3, 2012
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In the wake of comments last week from Superior Court Criminal Clerk Maura Hennigan, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney Dan Conley are swinging back – and they’re not throwing friendly jabs. In a story last week, Hennigan deflected some of the blame that was focused on her office for the accidental...
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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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April Downpour

April 25, 2012
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April Downpour

With umbrella unfurled Diandra Dente walks down Newhall Street on Sunday, braving the heavy rains and wind. After two stellar days on Friday and Saturday, Sunday and Monday were a wash out.
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100 Days: Rizzo Reflects on First Months: Loves Job and Sets High Goals

April 25, 2012
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100 Days: Rizzo Reflects on First Months: Loves Job and Sets High Goals

Just a few short months ago, Mayor Dan Rizzo would wake up every morning to a work schedule that he had constructed – a schedule based upon running his own insurance business. It was hard work, but it was his. Nowadays, someone else makes out that schedule, and his day is determined by the...
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Formal Talks to Begin with Casino on City’s Final Mitigation Package

April 25, 2012
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Revere will be the first municipality to sit down with Suffolk Downs in the coming weeks as the City and the track begin official mitigation talks concerning the potential resort casino. Revere would be the first community in the state to begin official negotiations with a potential casino licensee. Mayor Dan Rizzo confirmed that...
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DA Conley Seeks Changes at Superior Court Clerk’s Office

April 25, 2012
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An alleged murderer who was on the loose until last weekend due to a courthouse clerical error has Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley calling for changes in the Superior Court Clerk’s Office, and the director of that office – Maura Hennigan – saying there were many mistakes made in offices that ranged from...
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Officials Dismiss Atlanta’s Charges on MCAS

April 25, 2012
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Not too many people around Revere and Chelsea get down to Atlanta very often, but certainly news travelled fast this month from The Big Peach when it’s major daily newspaper alleged that both Revere and Chelsea Schools might be cheating on the MCAS standardized tests. It’s complete poppycock, though, say local and state school...
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Selling Your Old Electronics Online? Depstar.com for Pain Free Secure Service

April 23, 2012
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Selling Your Old Electronics Online? Depstar.com for Pain Free Secure Service

It’s hard to sell your old stuff. Ask anyone who has ever had a yard-sale or been to the flea market. EBay is an attractive alternative, but is often much better suited for large companies that can afford hefty seller fees. So what can the average Joe do with his old cell phones and...
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Feels Like Summer in the City

April 18, 2012
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Feels Like Summer in the City

Tens of thousands of people were drawn to Revere Beach during the heat wave earlier this week. Not since 2006 have the tempera­tures soared as they did on Monday and Tuesday.
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Stadium is Considered Most Viable Alternative Now for McKinley School

April 18, 2012
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Drastic changes have taken place over the last week at the McKinley School, with the largest piece of news being that the new school likely will not be located on the existing Yeamans Street site. Superintendent Paul Dakin said it is more than likely that the new McKinley School will be built on a...
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State of the Art Planet Fitness Fitness Facility Opens in Northgate

April 18, 2012
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Stanley DeMartinis Jr. was a record-setting home run hitter at Bentley University and had an extended tryout with the Cincinnati Reds where he trained alongside another pretty good athlete named Deion Sanders. DeMartinis, 39, still plays semi-professional baseball and coaches his two sons in Little League, but for the past twenty years he has...
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Economy Pushes More Students Toward Community College

April 18, 2012
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The changing economic times – with a continuously sluggish economy – has changed the game plan for many Revere High School (RHS) students pursuing a higher education next year. While many students at RHS continue to head off to storied universities – and even some Ivy League schools – a growing number who do...
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Anti-casino Activist Talks to Residents

April 18, 2012
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For the past two years, John Ribiero has been going from hall to hall, coffee table to coffee table and person to person detailing his concerns and outright opposition to a casino in East Boston and Revere. He’s given hundreds of talks – which are mostly informational in nature and detail the other side...
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Sunny Weather

April 11, 2012
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Sunny Weather

Skateboarders Lenny Ferragamo (front) and Alex Tuazon (rear) take to the air and try to land some expert tricks at Revere High School last week during a short stretch of sunny weather.
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Easter from Luberto’Salleged

April 11, 2012
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Easter from Luberto’Salleged

Luberto’s employee Yamilet Martinez hands out chocolate puffs to customers during the Easter rush at the popular Broadway bakery. Here, Barbara Santosuasso partakes of the sweet treat while she waits for her order.
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NECCO Takes Distributor to Court Seeking $380,000

April 11, 2012
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It appears to be a case of a real dirty trick played upon a true Sweetheart. The New England Confectionary Company (Necco), of Revere, recently filed a civil suit in Boston’s federal court demanding more than $300,000 from its long-time distributor for, basically, being duped. Necco filed the suit on March 30th against Allied...
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Guinasso to Seek Revisit on Liquor License Rollback

April 11, 2012
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After seeing several solid, long-time restaurants close down, Revere License Commissioner Linda Guinasso told the Journal on Monday that, at this Thursday’s meeting, she would request the Commission revisit the controversial liquor license rollback. Guinasso said while she would still not favor a 2 a.m. closing time, she would like to see something different...
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Add Brown to Fight Against Ethanol Here

April 11, 2012
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For the past year, it has seemed like many in Revere – most especially Ed O’Hara – have been the lone voices in the fight against a plan to bring Ethanol trains to the Revere Global Oil terminal, but now it seems that the fight is spreading and gaining some pretty important allies. In...
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