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Setting the Stage for a New Broadway

June 29, 2011
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Setting the Stage for a New Broadway

editor@reverejournal.com Twenty-five businesspeople and a sprinkling of politicians joined mayoral candidate Dan Rizzo at a noontime lunch Tuesday afternoon for a discussion about the future development of Broadway. During brief remarks before introducing Rizzo to the business group, local developer John Festa said that the meeting was all about moving forward the discussion about...

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Sick Time: Long-standing Employee Benefit has Cost the City Thousands of Dollars over the Past Decade

June 29, 2011
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For the past decade, the one common denominator from year to year within City government has been budgets that are consistently short. Every year, it seems the state hits the City financially in one way or another, leading to cuts and compromises and speeches of doom and gloom. However, according to records obtained by...

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Boulevard Family Settles Suit with City, State in Overzealous Home Search

June 29, 2011
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The City and State Police have recently settled a federal Civil Rights case with a family from Revere Beach Boulevard that came as a result of what appears to be an overzealous home search during the initial investigation following the Officer Dan Talbot murder. The case involved two Revere Police Officers and two State...

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Dozens of RHS Students Alleged to have Cheated on Physics Test

June 29, 2011
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Some 60 Revere High School (RHS) students have been caught up in an exam scam that was perpetrated through text messages – the first large cheating controversy at RHS in quite some time. Some 320 total students took the compromised exam, and 60 are alleged to have cheated. Teachers and administrators have been working...

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Five Minus One: Bonura Drops Out

June 22, 2011
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Five Minus One: Bonura Drops Out

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The crowded Ward 5 race has thinned out a little this week as challenger Joanne Bonura backed out of the race on Tuesday despite collecting her signatures and taking out her papers. Bonura – who lives in the Jack Satter House – cited health/energy issues and funding issues as her...

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Carrying On:Revere-Winthrop Pediatrics continues track record of excellent Care

June 22, 2011
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Carrying On:Revere-Winthrop  Pediatrics continues track record of excellent Care

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Revere-Winthrop Pediatrics at 280 Beach St. has been in practice for more than three and despite a minor name change, it’s still practicing the same thing – excellent care for kids. Dr. Janet Chua has assumed the duties of lead physician in the practice and indicated that they are pretty...

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Tensions on the Beach Rise as Business Booms

June 22, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The Revere License Commission delivered a stern warning to Antonia’s on the Beach last week, but steered clear of issuing any discipline for what neighbors say is repeatedly loud music that disrupts their lives. For years, residents of the Beach had little to complain about because Revere Beach wasn’t exactly...

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E-mails Sent to the State, City Council Discusses Issue

June 22, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Mayor Tom Ambrosino and City Solicitor Paul Capizzi indicated that Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) has requested information regarding the use of city computers for political purposes and will be requesting more information in regards to the e-mail situation – which allegedly featured several department heads actively using...

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Global Planning?

June 22, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The Chelsea Creek waterfront in Revere is a forgotten entity for most in the City, but it has garnered some attention lately as one of the long-time oil companies on the Creek has presented a bold new plan.   That plan involves bringing in hundreds of millions of gallons of...

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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

June 16, 2011
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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

One of our photographers grabbed this historic shot Thursday morning of Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara exiting the charter plane at Logan Airport while hoisting the Stanley Cup into the air. A small group of fans were there to cheer on the team as they arrived back in Boston just after 8:30 a.m. on...

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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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