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Rizzo and Rotondo Debate the Issues

October 20, 2011
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Rizzo and Rotondo Debate the Issues

Revere residents received all they could have hoped for in a Revere Journal-sponsored mayoral debate between Councilors-at-Large Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo Tuesday night at the Whelan School. The two candidates offered contrasting styles and visions about how they would lead the city over the next four years as the successor to Mayor Thomas...

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City Bypasses Existing Civil Service List, Creating an Uncertain Future for Potential Recruits

October 20, 2011
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While the ranks in the Police Department have been depleted over the last few years, the City is now once again hiring – except now there’s a bit of controversy over whom is being hired. Mayor Tom Ambrosino announced the hirings a few weeks back, indicating that the City would bypass the existing Civil...

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Hip Hop Star Big D ready to play in Brazilian Beauty Contest in East Boston

October 19, 2011
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An emerging Hip Hop Act ready for a breakthrough towards the mainstream, the East Boston-based  Big D is currently working on his first album, promising mixed influences from Reggaeton, Urban Hip Hip to R&B and lyrics that praise the glamorous side of the fame. On October 22nd, Big D will be the feature presentation...

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RFD Adds 15 to Its Ranks

October 13, 2011
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RFD Adds 15 to Its Ranks

The reinforcements have been called in at the Revere Fire Department, with the City swearing in 15 new firefighters last Thursday in a ceremony that brought out so many people that there was literally nowhere to sit, stand or move in the City Council Chambers. All 15 raised their hands simultaneously and repeated the...

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Foot Patrols Give Officers a Leg Up: Early Results Are Positive; Candidates Disagree with Ambrosino’s Stance

October 13, 2011
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No matter who is elected mayor in November, it appears that there will be a change in philosophy when it comes to police foot patrols on Broadway. Two weeks ago, Councillor Dan Rizzo put in a late motion at the Council meeting calling for an immediate foot patrol to be instituted on Broadway, saying...

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Head’s Up Law Enforcement Officials Nab Alleged Out-of-state Sex Offender

October 13, 2011
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One fugitive sex offender from Delaware nearly slipped through the hands of law enforcement here were it not for the head’s up work of those at Chelsea District Court and the Revere Police. For a man hiding from the law, Kevin Alexander Davis of Malden wasn’t being very conspicuous when Revere Police happened upon...

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Always Shining: Lighthouse Celebrates 25 Years of Exceptional Care

October 5, 2011
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Always Shining: Lighthouse Celebrates 25 Years of Exceptional Care

On the site of the city’s former community hospital has sprung a community landmark that has bloomed brightly now for 25 years. Lighthouse Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center is celebrating its 25th year in business this fall, looking back at a lot of good times and excellent care. “I know they’re a really great...

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MCAS Results Fail to Meet District-wide Goals

October 5, 2011
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For several years now, Superintendent Paul Dakin has been bookending every gleaming report on the district’s MCAS scores with a complicated speech about the “fatal flaw” in the MCAS system. When Revere schools made major jumps on test scores, he and his administrative staff were careful to acknowledge the success, but with a warning...

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Friendly Fire: Elderly Man OK After Being Struck by a Fire Hose

October 5, 2011
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There are some events that move from the bizarre to the improbable, and an incident on Park Avenue and Dale Street last Friday easily outdistances both categories. “We’re really talking about a freak accident here,” said Fire Chief Gene Doherty, describing the scene where an elderly man was hit by a fire hose accidentally...

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New Congressional Maps Could Lead to Changes Locally

October 5, 2011
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Drawing the new Congressional redistricting map has not been an easy process for State Rep. Michael Moran (D-Allston), and many times he said that he has grown dizzy from the multitudes of numbers and scenarios thrown at him during the discussion. There is no manual for the process. There is no way to make...

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Habitat for Humanity

September 28, 2011
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Habitat for Humanity

Anthony and his son, Robert DelVecchio, joined a team of volunteers from around the country for a 10-day house building in Corvallis, Oregon with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is an international organization dedicated to building safe and affordable housing for those in need. To date Habitat for Humanity has built more than...

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Laundromat Proponent, Councillors Clear the Air on Summer-long Situation

September 28, 2011
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Applicants and councillors involved in a Beachmont Square Laundromat proposal presented their plans and cleared the air in what has become a messy situation in the Square’s business community. Ralph Toretta – of Toretta’s Bakery – came before the Council Monday night and presented his plan for siting a Laundromat at 684 Winthrop Ave....

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Urban Trail Promotes Walking, Healthy Living

September 28, 2011
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The future of Revere could be in the shoes. Walking shoes, that is. A group of residents around the Whelan School, City officials and an initiative by RevereCARES have combined efforts to launch the new Urban Trail at a celebration this Saturday, October 1, at the Whelan Field from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....

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State Police Investigation Reportedly Focuses on Revere Officers

September 28, 2011
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A nebulous State Police investigation into the conduct of two off-duty Revere Police Officers this week is short on certainties and long on postulation. Late last week, television media outlets in Boston began reporting that the State Police were investigating an allegation brought forth by a woman who said two off-duty Revere Police officers...

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Charges Will Be Filed Against Restaurant Ownership for Alleged Water Bill Scam

September 28, 2011
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Monday night brought about a clear call from the Revere City Council that they want to pursue criminal charges against the Mt. Vernon at the Wharf restaurant for allegedly scamming them with a $33,000 check in order to keep its licenses. Councillor Tony Zambuto called for the City to file a criminal complaint in...

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Elvis Has Entered the Building

September 23, 2011
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4-year-old Cameron Barilone wowed everyone in the newspaper offices of the Independent News Group on Friday, Sept. 23rd. The Elvis impersonator apparently knows more than 10 of The King’s hits and sings them publicly at Senior Centers and Events. What a kid!

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Restaurant Closure Has a Ripple Effect

September 21, 2011
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Restaurant Closure Has a Ripple Effect

In the cover of night, the Mt. Vernon at the Wharf restaurant owners abruptly closed down their North Shore Road institution early last week, removing equipment and leaving a lot of angry people in their wake. Food vendors from Revere and surrounding areas report being owed up to $100,000, and at this point, don’t...

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Rising Sun: John Mooney Road Resident and His Grandkids Grow What They Hope is a Record-breaking Plant

September 21, 2011
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Rising Sun: John Mooney Road Resident and His Grandkids Grow What They Hope is a Record-breaking Plant

They weren’t magic beans that Jim Santosuosso bought at the Home Depot earlier this summer, but one would think that the sunflower seeds he planted are growing as high as the storied Beanstock. Santosuosso and his grandsons, Matthew Santosuosso and John Coull Young, have grown one monster of a sunflower this summer on John...

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Expanded Gambling Bill Advances; Senate Follows House with Study

September 21, 2011
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The expanded gaming bill that might have the end result of a casino opening at Suffolk Downs was passed by the House last week and is now in the Senate where its particulars are being examined before an expected vote at the end of the month. The Senate is believed ready to pass the...

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Rep. Reinstein Endorses Rizzo

September 21, 2011
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Representative Kathi Anne Reinstein has endorsed candidate for mayor Dan Rizzo. Reinstein’s endorsement came during Rizzo’s annual Luau affair held at Casa Lucia before a large crowd two weeks ago. “I am proud and I am pleased to endorse Dan Rizzo to be the next mayor of Revere,” she said to the throng, estimated...

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