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Officials Keep a Close Watch on Global Project But much is Still to be Learned about plan

June 15, 2011
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Officials Keep a Close Watch on Global Project But much is Still to be Learned about plan

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Federal railroad officials are keeping a close eye on Global Oil’s proposal to bring Ethanol trains to its Revere terminal on Chelsea Creek, but they also said they still don’t know much about the details. “We have been monitoring developments closely and have had meetings with the State Fire Marshal’s...

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Retiring RHS Teacher Honored for Three Decades of Service

June 15, 2011
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Retiring RHS Teacher Honored for Three Decades of Service

JFYNetWorks honored David Colella, special education teacher at Revere High school for his 34 years of teaching, recently in a ceremony at the State House. Keynote speaker Tom Vander Ark, a longtime national leader in education reform, commended Colella for being in the vanguard of the technology revolution in education. “Personal digital learning is...

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A Head’s Up Discovery Statue Recovered by Revere Police

June 15, 2011
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A Head’s Up Discovery Statue Recovered by Revere Police

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The dank garage on Yeamans Street was littered with beer and soda cans and various vestiges from years past – now in storage and long forgotten. Revere Police Det. Doug Zingali cut the lock on the front of the little storage garage, and entered into the lair late Sunday afternoon....

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Ladder 12: Federal Funds Could Help City Add a Dozen New Firefighters

June 15, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Money is apparently about ready to fall out of the sky in order to save the Revere Fire Department from this year’s devastating budget cuts. The department was facing routine, rolling station closures this coming budget year and a contingent whittled down to 92 firefighters – one of the lowest...

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Could this B the Time? Martellis are Anxiously following Boston’s Cup Run

June 8, 2011
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Could this B the Time? Martellis are Anxiously following Boston’s Cup Run

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com With the swing of every Bruin’s stick, Donny Martelli and his family are hoping to hear the infamous clock tick. For Martelli, of Dale Street, the Bruins, and their lack of playoff success until this year, have created an epic story within their family – one involving a unique 21-year...

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Tamar’s Journey: Excruciating Pain and Long Hospital Stays didn’t Deter Bonaventure from Excelling at RHS

June 8, 2011
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Tamar’s Journey: Excruciating Pain and Long Hospital Stays didn’t Deter Bonaventure from Excelling at RHS

A body that won’t cooperate is usually more of a concern to an elderly person than to a teen-ager. Chronic, excruciating pain doesn’t usually menace the young as it does the old, but for one Revere High School (RHS) senior, living with the threat of pain – pain that could come at any minute...

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Tye isn’t Entering the Mayor’s Race: She will Seek a Spot on the School Committee Instead

June 8, 2011
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Tye isn’t Entering the Mayor’s Race: She will Seek a Spot on the School Committee Instead

-By Joshua Resnek editor@reverejournal.com Ending months of speculation in local political circles, School Committeewoman Carol Tye has finally made it official – she will not be running for mayor. “After much reflection, I have decided to seek re-election to the School Committee,” she told the Journal during to a visit to the office last...

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Maglione Vindicated; Judge Awards him More than $100K in Damages from Drain Laying Saga

June 8, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The last remaining vestiges of the once-controversial drain laying saga in the City’s Department of Public Works (DPW) has been decided by a Suffolk Superior Court judge and has vindicated the DPW’s Joe Maglione – who at the height of the situation was once suspended from his job and accused...

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What’s The Word for It? Refreshing!

June 1, 2011
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What’s The Word for It? Refreshing!

McKinley School Kindergartners Arianna Buenrostro and Aamna Umar beat the recent heat with a popsicle treat at Harry Della Russo Stadium last Friday during the school’s first-ever Vocabulary Parade. Each student picked a part of speech, such as a noun, and dressed up as that part of speech for the day. At the end...

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A Model Home (of sorts): AG Hopes to Use Revere Program as a Statewide Model for Foreclosures

June 1, 2011
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A Model Home (of sorts): AG Hopes to Use Revere Program as a Statewide Model for Foreclosures

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com One house at a time, city and state officials hope that they can dig out abandoned and foreclosed properties in Revere and the rest of the  Commonwealth. Using Revere as a model, State Attorney General Martha Coakley has teamed up with Mayor Tom Ambrosino, Chelsea Restoration and the Mass Bankers...

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Salary Boost, Highers Expenses will Lead to a 3.5 Percent Increase in the Coming Year

June 1, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There’s good news and bad news concerning water and sewer rates this coming year. For the first time in a long time, MWRA rates for Revere have dropped overall by nearly two percent (1.7 percent to be exact). However, due to salaries and expenses within the local Water and Sewer...

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Revere will take its Hacks in Court

June 1, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Common sense and the City of Revere have found a friend this week in State Auditor Suzanne Bump. Bump’s office has determined that the new hack holiday law is an unfunded mandate and, thus, Revere has the right to fight the law in Suffolk Superior Court. “I made the request,”...

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History Repeats Itself: Dello Russo Family Sends Another Student to the National History Fair

May 25, 2011
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History Repeats Itself: Dello Russo Family Sends Another Student to the National History Fair

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com They say lighting doesn’t strike twice in the same place, and they’re probably right. However, extraordinary success has struck twice in the Dello Russo family this year, as another one of the three Dello Russo boys has qualified for the national History Fair. And, it was very nearly a triple...

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Deruosi a Finalist for Superintendent Post in Malden

May 25, 2011
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Deruosi a Finalist for Superintendent Post in Malden

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Successes in the Revere Public Schools have been delivered a bittersweet blow this week as another top administrator is being considered for a superintendent position out of town. Former Revere High School (RHS) Principal, and current assistant superintendent, Dave Deruosi is a finalist for the superintendent of schools position in...

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Revere, Winthrop Move Toward Combined Dispatch

May 25, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com City leaders in Revere have taken the first step towards a combined 9-1-1 dispatch center with the Town of Winthrop, approving an agreement between the two municipalities on Monday night. The Revere City Council voted 10-0 to approve a preliminary agreement between Revere and Winthrop for the operation of the...

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Feds have 30 Days to Indict Officer Todd Randall

May 25, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The federal government still hasn’t arraigned or indicted Revere Police Officer Todd Randall on charges that he allegedly lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during an investigation into bribery. During Randall’s first appearance at Federal Court in Boston last Wednesday, U.S. Prosecutor Brian Kelly indicated that they have...

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Say ‘Cheese!’

May 18, 2011
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Say ‘Cheese!’

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com James DiSabatino was president of his class in 2005 at Revere High School (RHS). A couple of years ago, he graduated in the top of his class at Emerson College with a high-powered degree in marketing. It would have seemed he was headed up the traditional ladder of success. But...

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Layoffs Averted, but the Mayor’s Proposal Reflects Stark Realities

May 18, 2011
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Layoffs Averted, but the Mayor’s Proposal Reflects Stark Realities

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Mayor Tom Ambrosino is prepared to file a City Budget later this week that will be in deficit by $1.8 million, he confirmed on Monday. The mayor’s budget will be $138.748 million and will have increased by 3.3 percent over last year, though most of that increase, he said, comes...

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Rizzo Proposes Revitalization of Broadway

May 11, 2011
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Rizzo Proposes Revitalization of Broadway

-By Joshua Resnek editor@reverejournal.com Mayoral candidate Dan Rizzo says it is high time that Broadway is changed to meet the imperatives of a better future. He wants to transform the face of Broadway and will undertake vigorous efforts to beautify, as well as to preserve, the area’s character. At the same time, he said...

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Haas isn’t Running for Mayor’s Office

May 11, 2011
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Haas isn’t Running for Mayor’s Office

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It’s far from breaking news, but the opening of nomination paper season did clear up one small mystery in this year’s mayoral race: Bob Haas is not running. Currently an at-large councillor, Haas had told the Journal earlier this year that he wasn’t ruling out another run for mayor. Though...

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