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Council Eliminates Preliminary Election

August 3, 2011
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For the second straight election cycle, the City Council has voted to eliminate the Preliminary Election for at-large councillor in September, even though there is the required number of candidates to trigger that election. Painted as a cost-saving measure, the Council voted 9-1 to send the Home Rule Petition to the State Legislature for...

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Council Votes to Maintain Candy Company’s Tax Break

July 27, 2011
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Council Votes to Maintain Candy Company’s Tax Break

City Councillors voted 10-1 to allow Necco to keep its tax-break agreement despite being decertified from the state economic development program that administers the agreement and despite violating most parts of the agreement. The local tax break amounts to a savings of some $300,000 per year for Necco. With the break, they pay the...

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City Council will Attempt to Block Preliminary Election in 11-person at-large Race

July 27, 2011
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It appears that the at-large race will be forced into a Preliminary Election this time around as 11 candidates were certified for the ballot on Tuesday afternoon – the exact number required for a September Preliminary. However, city councillors will move this coming Monday to block the election and eliminate it as they did...

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Issue Peaks Markey’s Interest; Congressman Wants Answers

July 27, 2011
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Congressman Ed Markey came out this week with some serious concerns about Global Oil Partners’ plan to bring in large Ethanol trains to Revere on the commuter rail tracks. “I plan to send a letter to Global Partners requesting answers to these questions, and how they plan to address the concerns of Revere residents,”...

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Fall Guy: Deleo Says Debate Will Begin in September

July 20, 2011
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Fall Guy: Deleo Says Debate Will Begin in September

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo affirmed his commitment to advance legislation for an expanded gambling bill in September during an appearance at a legislative luncheon Monday at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks. Appearing at the event with State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, DeLeo told the gathering, “One of the major items that I...

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Bigger and Better Than the Hype

July 20, 2011
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If one were to gauge the success of this past weekend’s National Sand sculpting Festival on Revere Beach by crowds alone, then it was a smashing success. Crowds were estimated prior to the festival to be around 300,000 people for the four-day period, and organizers said preliminary public safety estimates indicated that there were...

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Parishioners Vow to Continue Fighting Despite Plans to Sell Church Property in Beachmont

July 20, 2011
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In a curious and surprising move, the Archdiocese of Boston announced last Thursday that it was going to desanctify Our Lady of Lourdes Church (OLOL) in Beachmont – and six other churches that are still in flux – and perhaps sell it. All of this came as OLOL is in the middle of an...

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High Bid Price Comes at a Cost:Grand Entrance, Public Art Cut out of Phase II

July 20, 2011
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Two significant aesthetic pieces to the new Wonderland Station redevelopment project have been eliminated due to a bid by Suffolk Construction that came in much higher than anticipated. Though Suffolk wasn’t the lowest bidder on the project, apparently, they were chosen because their preliminary proposal was far superior to that of the other bidders....

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Carving Artists: As Many as 300,000 People Expected to Attend Annual Event on Revere Beach

July 13, 2011
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Carving Artists: As Many as 300,000 People Expected to Attend Annual Event on Revere Beach

There may not be a better way to usher in the dreamy, fantasy world of sandcastles than by staging a parade on the Boulevard with eight-foot-tall puppets. And that’s exactly what’s going to happen this week. The Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival is ready for its official kickoff tomorrow, Thursday, though many sculptors...

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Was the Super Insensitive? In Mcad Suit, Employee Alleges He Was Routinely Called a ‘Deaf Mute’

July 13, 2011
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The City is on the hook this month for allegedly creating a hostile working environment at the Department of Public Works (DPW) City Yard after a split decision by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) agreed with part of an employee discrimination case filed in 2008. The case came from DPW Mechanic Martin Gonya...

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The now-famous Patriot Flag made a stop on Revere Beach Tuesday morning as part of its nationwide tour – which will conclude on the 10th Anniversary of the September 11 attacks. On that day, it will fly in Shanksville, PA, New York City Ground Zero and at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Until that time,...

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Woman Rescued from Beach in Critical Condition at MGH

July 7, 2011
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A 65-year-old Thurlow Avenue woman who works as a School Crossing Guard is hanging on to life at the Mass General in Boston after nearly drowning off the Pines Beach on Monday morning. Firefighters at Engine 5 got a call around 10:15 a.m. from a person who reported the woman was not responding and...

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Prosecutors Charge Revere Police Officer

July 7, 2011
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After more than a month with no action whatsoever, U.S. Attorneys have filed a charging document against Revere Police Officer Todd Randall – a document that often replaces an indictment. Randall is accused in the document only of lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigators who were looking into municipal corruption – specifically...

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Summer Jobs are Few and Far Between

July 7, 2011
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At one time, summer was for putting young people’s hands to work – whether working for the City or state government or working in the numerous private sector summer job openings. This year, more than ever before, summer has become about young people twiddling their thumbs with nothing to do. Unemployment for youths is...

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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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