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See You Later Winter: We Hardly Knew Ya’

March 16, 2012
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See You Later Winter: We Hardly Knew Ya’

Hill Park was full of activity on Monday afternoon. Here, Revere High tennis team members Duong Nguyen (foreground) attacks the ball with a wicked backhand while teammate Sela Leng watches. Though the season doesn’t begin until later this week, members of the team were happy to get some early action outside on Monday. Temperatures...
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Larger Enrollment at McKinley Means a New Site for School

March 16, 2012
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Larger Enrollment at McKinley Means a New Site for School

Enrollment requirements for the new McKinley School will almost certainly force the school community to at least consider looking elsewhere to build its new building. State review teams from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (SBA) have set an enrollment figure for the new McKinley School, and it’s much larger than many expected. In a...
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Haas Seeks Billboard Moratorium

March 16, 2012
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City Councillor Bob Haas jumped to the front of the overall billboard issue, and did so by taking a page from the playbook of former Councillor George V. Colella – a staunch opponent of billboards during his tenure. Haas led off his charge with the raw numbers (something Colella used to frequently revert to)...
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Sen. Brown Stands Up for Veterans Issues in Revere Meeting

March 8, 2012
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Sen. Brown Stands Up for Veterans Issues in Revere Meeting

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown didn’t arrive at the Mottolo Post last Friday in a suit and tie, and he wasn’t ushered out of a Town Car or a black SUV with tinted windows. Instead, he arrived wearing his signature Carhart jacket on top of a simple shirt and tie. He mixed in the back...
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Looking at Possible MBTA Cuts

March 8, 2012
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Looking at Possible MBTA Cuts

Governor Patrick stopped by Tuesday evening to the MBTA meeting discussing possible cuts in service with the public at the Paul Revere School. Patrick shook hands and shared comments with nearly everyone in the hall before the start of the meeting. He is shown above sharing information with Revere Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein. Speaker of...
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Ex-chief Gets Rich Seperation Package

March 8, 2012
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An agreement between Mayor Dan Rizzo and former Police Chief Terence Reardon last month paid out a lump sum $125,000 so that the former chief would step down immediately, rather than waiting seven months for his contract to expire in August. In records obtained by the Journal from the City, an agreement signed on...
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Captains Expected to Ask for Autos Return

March 8, 2012
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Not a week has passed since Revere Police Chief Joe Cafarelli ordered his captains to return their city owned automobiles and the captains have apparently filed a grievance with the city requesting them back. “The grievance has been put in,” said a police department officer who wished to remain unnamed. Chief Joseph Cafarelli said...
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Housing is at Issue for Veterans in Revere

March 8, 2012
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More and more veterans are returning to Revere from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan every day, and unlike in previous wars, those soldiers are older and returning to existing families. There are no baby boomers, nor quick marriages. Most are coming back to wives and children they had long before they left for...
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[Video] Sen. Scott Brown opposes Veteran’s Health Care cut in Revere meeting last Friday, March 2, 2012

March 6, 2012
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City Officials to Allow Another Billboard?

February 29, 2012
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City Officials to Allow Another Billboard?

A number of residents turned out Monday night adamantly against a billboard proposal at Copeland Circle, in front of the Four Points Sheraton, but councillors did not condemn the project, and rather left the door open for further discussion at upcoming meetings. Attorney Larry Simeone, appearing as a representative for the proposed owner, Vincent...
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Revere’s Super Tuesday

February 29, 2012
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Revere’s Super Tuesday

When voters go to the polls in Revere next week as part of Super Tuesday, it won’t be the same old routine for the voters of North Revere and the rest of Precinct 6-3. For the first time in the history of the city, there will be a polling place located in the city’s...
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Police Captains Give Up Vehicles

February 29, 2012
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Revere’s police captains returned their city owned vehicles Monday, ushering in a new era of fiscal belt tightening and fiscal conservatism that is expected to be a citywide experience, according to Mayor Dan Rizzo. The return was orderly, except for one instance of a police captain parking his car in front of the headquarters...
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A Split Decision

February 29, 2012
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After being asked to resign by Mayor Dan Rizzo, one License Commissioner will not serve out the remaining two years on his term, while another will go ahead and serve out the remaining four months on his term. License Commission Chair Tom Henneberry told the Journal that the mayor asked him to step down...
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Community Music Video Will Welcome Visiting Officials to Revere High School

February 22, 2012
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Community Music Video Will Welcome Visiting Officials to Revere High School

Revere High School – Don’t Stop Believing When the all-important accreditation team comes to Revere High School (RHS) early next month, their first impression of the place will come from a delightful music video put together by the entire high school community – a video that has already taken the city by storm...
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This Girl Has Talent

February 22, 2012
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This Girl Has Talent

Jocelyn Gonzalez dances to “Number One Girl” in the Revere High School Talent Show that was held last week. More photographs will appear in next week’s edition.
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Police Captains and City Owned Cars Don’t Mix: Chief Cafarelli Preparing Order to Return City Owned Vehicles

February 22, 2012
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Acting Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli will be ordering Revere’s police captains, among the most highly paid municipal employees on the city payroll, to return their city-owned vehicles and to begin using their own transport from their homes to the station. The chief’s order is imminent. “It is time to change the way the department...
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Ciarlone Assault Revisited After Recent Violation

February 22, 2012
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Though many thought the criminal case with former School Committee member Michael Ciarlone had found its way quietly to a resolution, this month it has taken on a new life. Chelsea Police arrested Ciarlone  – who is currently an employee of the School Department and is on leave without pay – at the end...
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License Commission Memberswill Not Heed Request to Leave

February 22, 2012
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The two members of the License Commission that were asked to step down last week by Mayor Dan Rizzo will decline to do so and will serve out their respective terms. Sources close to the situation told the Journal this week that Chair Tom Henneberry and Member Bob Marra will decline to step down...
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Revere High School – Don’t Stop Believing [Video]

February 21, 2012
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Revere Resident to Compete in the 2012 Miss Boston Pageant

February 17, 2012
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Orbelina Erazo vies for coveted title and over $7,500 in scholarships and prizes Boston, MA – Orbelina Erazo has been selected to be a contestant in the Miss Boston Pageant on February 19, 2012 at 5pm at the Omni Parker House in Boston, MA.  The pageant will feature 14 of Boston’s most dynamic young...
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