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Trying Not to Pile On

September 7, 2011
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Trying Not to Pile On

They were called ‘slobs.’ Then they were called ‘lazy.’ Now, those who create horribly messy conditions inside and outside their homes are called ‘hoarders,’ and it’s now known as a valid mental illness that can be treated. Inspectional Services Director Nick Catinazzo said that hoarding has become quite a problem in Revere and in...

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In Ward 4, He’s the One: Reardon Focuses on the Present

September 7, 2011
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In Ward 4, He’s the One: Reardon Focuses on the Present

If Ward 4 City Councillor Stephen Reardon has any recipe for his first-term success on the Council, it would probably be his lack of political aspirations. That statement can sound kind of confusing on its own, but Reardon seemed to explain it quite well in a sit-down interview with the Journal recently. “I think...

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Revere Police, New York Detectives Make Major Gang Grab on Revere Street; One Man Confesses to Murder

September 7, 2011
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A cadre of law enforcement, including Revere Police, apprehended two major Salvadoran gang members hiding out on Revere Street last week, with one of the men confessing to a cold-blooded murder committed in New York City last July. The men were known by law enforcement to be signature members of the notorious 18th Street...

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Preliminary Election Scrapped

September 7, 2011
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The Sept. 13 Preliminary Election has officially been called off by City and State officials this week. The cancellation had been approved by Revere City Councillors early last month, and the measure had been sent to the State House for final approval. Last Friday, news of that approval landed in Revere. “The preliminary election...

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First Day of School

August 31, 2011
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First Day of School

First Grader Quincy Reath was ready with her backpack on Tuesday morning at the Paul Revere School. Revere Schools began the new school year on Tuesday, with students across the city reporting to their various school assignments. At the Paul Revere, this year was the first year that the designated Innovation School has required...

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Big Impact: RHS Football Team Debuts New Helmets and New Regulations to Help Prevent Concussions During Play

August 31, 2011
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Big Impact: RHS Football Team Debuts New Helmets and New Regulations to Help Prevent Concussions During Play

When it comes to football, players must have a good measure of brawn and a good head on their shoulders. This year, as the Revere High School (RHS) Patriots begin their fall season, their heads will be protected like never before. On the heels of new, stricter state laws governing head injuries and concussions...

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Aluminum Foiled: City Leaders, Metals Industry Looking for Middle Ground in Solution to Outrageous Metal Thefts

August 31, 2011
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Aluminum Foiled: City Leaders, Metals Industry Looking for Middle Ground in Solution to Outrageous Metal Thefts

The situation with metal thefts in Revere is becoming quite heavy. With the theft last week of a treasured World War II memorial in the Point of Pines, things have come to a head and members of the community and Police Chief Terence Reardon are calling for immediate reforms. “Not only is that World...

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Rain Check: High Winds and Lots of Rain, but Most of City is Spared from Big Hurricane Irene

August 31, 2011
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Unless one lives on Revere Beach Boulevard, then Hurricane Irene turned out to be nothing more than a passing fancy. City officials were careful to plan for all contingencies late last week as Hurricane Irene trudged up the East Coast and made a b-line for Massachusetts. Flood precautions were taken. Tidegates were cleaned and...

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City Plans for Potential Outfalls if Hurricane, Ultra-high Tides Hit Simultaneously

August 25, 2011
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Special Online Report A combination of ultra-high tides and a potential Category 2 hurricane headed to Boston Harbor, both on Sunday, have Revere officials contemplating and planning today. With Mayor Tom Ambrosino on vacation this week, Interim Mayor John Powers – who is quite an authority on flooding in his Ward 5 area –...

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Back to School

August 24, 2011
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Back to School

Incoming Rumney Marsh Academy (RMA) sixth-grader Elma Mujan (right) practices unlocking the padlocks for lockers while her cousin Melissa Mbehremovic, of Saugus, also gives it a try. Incoming RMA stu­dents were given tours last week by members of the RMA Aspirers Club to help acquaint them and their parents with life in middle school....

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Triple Play?: House and Senate Report out on Gambling Bill; Gov. Patrick Offers His Conditional Approval

August 24, 2011
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As expected, the House and the Senate have agreed on legislation for expanded gambling and have reported it out from committee and have made it available to the public in an action taken Tuesday by House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray. Governor Deval Patrick said he approved of the legislation and...

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War of the Words: Whelan Parents Concerned over ‘prejudice’ Label

August 24, 2011
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Middle school parents on the west side of the city spoke out this week concerning claims by school officials of prejudice in the adult community, saying that school officials and Mayor Tom Ambrosino painted too broadly with their brush. Parents Kristy Dacey, Marilyn Quintana and Jen Sasso – all of the area around the...

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Revere Teachers Issue Challenge to Parents Concerning Garfield

August 24, 2011
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The Revere school system has been in a mini-upheaval over the past week after revelations of adult racial prejudice surfaced from Superintendent Paul Dakin. Parents have been in intense discussions. Administrators have been as well. But the Revere Teacher’s Association (RTA) has issued the strongest words so far, releasing a stern statement on Monday...

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Thanks, Adrienne

August 17, 2011
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Thanks, Adrienne

Current and former Revere Parks and Recreation summer campers and counselors paid tribute to Director Adrienne Sacco-Maguire last Thursday before the Parks and Rec’s Night at the Beach festivities.

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License Commission: Compromise Reached on Beach Restaurant

August 17, 2011
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License Commission: Compromise Reached on Beach Restaurant

The Revere License Commission met late last month and trimmed the hours slightly for Antonia’s on the Beach after a lengthy discussion. The Antonia’s matter had been continued from the June meeting with some neighbors and owners sparring over the volume of live music performances. A group of neighbors contended the music was disruptive...

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Randall Resigns; Case Still Pending

August 17, 2011
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Revere Police officer Todd Randall is now a former Revere Police officer, resigning from the force last week. Randall had been on unpaid leave since last fall for a medical issue, but had been arrested and charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) last spring for giving a false statement during the course...

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New Trash Ordinance Might Not Go into Effect Until January 1

August 17, 2011
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The City Council will weigh whether or not to postpone the controversial trash storage ordinance next Monday night, according to numerous sources. The Council voted in the ordinance last spring after a long and arduous discussion process that lasted many months. Ward 6 Councillor Charlie Patch put in the motion and argued that there...

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Divided We Fall: School Officials, Mayor Indicate That Middle School Lottery Has Brought out the Worst in Adult Community

August 17, 2011
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The middle school lottery over the last several years has never been an easy process, but administrators say it has become downright disturbing this year. In the three lotteries staged over the last five years by the School Department, there have been tears from children, angry parents, arguments and harsh language. The lottery has...

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A Textbook Case Of Addition by Subtraction: Caramello’s Brief Teaching Career Gave Birth to a Long and Distinguished Tenure with the RFD

August 10, 2011
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A Textbook Case Of Addition by Subtraction: Caramello’s Brief Teaching Career Gave Birth to a Long and Distinguished Tenure with the RFD

Fire Lt. Jim Caramello took a strange path to the Revere Fire Department. In fact, before landing on a fire truck, he never dreamt of dousing out flames or providing life saving services to those in distress. What he mostly did was teach mathematics at Revere High School (RHS), following in his father’s footsteps...

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Hearing Held in Randall Case; DPW Matter Is Continued Until Next Month

August 10, 2011
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Two noteworthy hearings involving city employees were continued within the last two weeks. First, last Wednesday, August 3, Police Officer Todd Randall was expected to have an important hearing in which he could plead to his charges or disclose a plea deal. That hearing was unexpectedly re-scheduled at the last minute, pushing it off...

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