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Company Forecasts Growth, New Jobs

April 28, 2011
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The state has made no decision yet, but Tuesday morning it gave Necco Candy Co. of Revere a chance to plead its case for keeping a lucrative tax relief agreement with the City. The tax agreement, called a tax increment financing (TIF) agreement, allows for a shifting percentage of property tax relief on the...

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Mckinley School First Grader Honored by Suffolk County DA Daniel F. Conley

April 28, 2011
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Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley presented a special citation to McKinley School first grade student Borias Lake in recognition of a book that the eight-year-old-youth had authored on the topic of bullying. Lake wrote an eight-page book entitled, “Borias Brainstorms on Bullying” a year ago while he was a student in Ms. Jessica...

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Life-sized Statue Stolen from the RPL

April 28, 2011
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It’s been about 10 years since the life-size bronze statue of a 5-year-old girl reading a book was placed in front of the Revere Public Library, and in that time she’s become iconic. But now she’s gone. In an unbelievable act of vandalism, the little girl statue in front of the Revere Public Library...

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Walking To School

April 28, 2011
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On Tuesday April 12, Dorothea Hass from WalkBoston gave a presentation to the city and school representatives on pedestrian safety at the Whelan School Auditorium.  The presentation highlighted ways to assure pedestrians safety by improving sidewalks and maintaining proper crosswalks. After the presentation Hass led a small group of volunteers on an audit of...

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Not in Our Back Yard

April 28, 2011
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A heated, contentious and well-attended community meeting last week (see above photo) pitted principles from the Bay Cover Human Services company against about 50 Ward 2 neighbors and city elected officials. The company had made plans to build a nine-unit group home on Walnut Avenue for severely physically disabled adults whose families live in...

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Recyclebank is Paying Dividends

April 28, 2011
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Officials from the RecycleBank program were in attendance at Monday’s City Council meeting and told City Councillors that the program is going quite well and is increasing Revere’s recycling rates. “It’s been successful,” said Beth Keene-Waddell of RecycleBank. “Recycling volume has increased 60 or 70 percent each month, which is very high and annual...

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At Least the Building’s Ours

April 28, 2011
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The City Council agreed Monday night to a plan presented by Mayor Tom Ambrosino to swap with the state some six acres of marshland in the Belle Isle Marsh for a piece of land on Revere Beach Parkway. What came out, though, was that the piece of land contains the new Fire Station and...

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Sign Complaint

April 28, 2011
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The Election Department has officially received a complaint from an unnamed person concerning a political sign on the front lawn of Councillor George Rotondo. Election Commissioner Diane Colella confirmed that there has been a complaint and that there have been no other complaints yet about signs. Rotondo was asked to take his sign down...

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Revere Man Held in Alleged Beating of 5-year-old Boy

April 28, 2011
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A Revere man was held on $15,000 cash bail Monday as prosecutors detailed the injuries he allegedly inflicted upon his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son last week. Joseph Testa, 28, of 5 Noble St, was formally charged Monday with assault and battery on a child causing serious bodily injury, wantonly or recklessly permitting serious bodily injury...

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FBI Raids Law Office

April 20, 2011
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FBI Raids Law Office

Journal reporters didn’t have to go far to find the news last Thursday morning as Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents raided the Citizens Bank Building on Broadway (where the Journal offices are located) – seemingly focusing on an attorney in the building. Agents arrived in five or more cars around 9 a.m. Thursday,...

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Blessing

April 20, 2011
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Blessing

Cardinal Sean O’Malley celebrated Mass at Immaculate Conception Church on Beach Street last Sunday, drawing several hundred Parishioners for a Spanish-language Mass. O’Malley chooses one Parish each year to celebrate Palm Sunday, and this year he chose to come to Revere. IC Pastor George Szal said, “I have never seen the church so full....

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Tragic Training: Reath Turns Personal Tragedy into a Local Fitness Company

April 20, 2011
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Tragic Training: Reath Turns Personal Tragedy into a Local Fitness Company

It was a personal tragedy that brought Pines resident Jodi Reath into the world of fitness. And now, using that tragedy as a motivation, Reath is preparing to make it her business to concentrate on the health of others – launching her own company, Millions of Muscles, and a series of fitness boot camps...

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Mayor Ambrosino Set to Schedule Termination Hearing

April 20, 2011
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Mayor Tom Ambrosino said that he would be scheduling a termination hearing for Officer Todd Randall before next Tuesday. Police Chief Terence Reardon has apparently already served Randall with a letter indicating that he will be suspended for five days without pay – the maximum amount of time the chief is allowed to suspend...

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Connecticut Lender Pays $1.7M to Keep Ocean Club Property

April 20, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A foreclosure auction of prime Revere Beach property ended up where it started last Thursday morning – back in the hands of a national construction financing company. The vacant land at 526 Boulevard – directly across from the Beach – was the former site of the now-defunct Ocean Club project....

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Renowned Architect Designs a New Pedestrian Bridge for Revere Beach

April 13, 2011
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Renowned Architect Designs a New Pedestrian Bridge for Revere Beach

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There are a number of images on Revere Beach that define the three-mile stretch. There’s Kelly’s Roast Beef, the Pavilions, the large clock and, of course, the Reinstein Bandstand. Now, there’s about to be a new, more modern, icon for the Beach – a pedestrian bridge designed by a world-renowned...

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Rice Pleads not Guilty, Calls Allegations ‘Politically Motivated’

April 13, 2011
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Rice Pleads not Guilty, Calls Allegations ‘Politically Motivated’

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Former Library Director Bob Rice Jr. pleaded “not guilty” to 21 counts of larceny, embezzlement and fraud during his arraignment Wednesday, April 6 in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court.   However, it wasn’t what he said during the 10-minute arraignment, but rather what he said afterward in the hallway to reporters,...

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RPD Officer Charged with Lying to the FBI

April 13, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents arrested Revere Police Officer Todd Randall yesterday (Tuesday) morning at his Revere home for lying to FBI agents – specifically about an incident where he accepted money from a cooperating witness in order to “fix” a pending case in Chelsea District Court. The FBI...

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McKinley Project Wins Key State Approval

April 13, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The ball is officially rolling on the new McKinley School as the state School Building Authority (MSBA) approved the project for its capital pipeline last week. Getting the school built has been a fight that has lasted several generations, with disgruntled parental advocates whose disappointments stretch back to the 1970s....

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Update – Rice pleads not guilty on all charges, tells reporters he was set up by Mayor Ambrosino and the City Auditor

April 6, 2011
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By Seth Daniel Former Library Director Bob Rice Jr. pleaded “not guilty” to 21 counts of larceny, embezzlement and fraud during his arraignment Wednesday, April 6th, in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court. However, it wasn’t what he said during the 10-minute arraignment, but rather what he said afterward in the hallway to reporters, that is...

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Revere Librarian Confesses to be a ‘Shopaholic’

April 6, 2011
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Revere Librarian Confesses to be a ‘Shopaholic’

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The one-foot high replica R2-D2 robot was dubbed in a catalog as the “head strong little droid” from the Star Wars films that responded to voice commands and made one’s home “feel like it had been transported to a galaxy far, far away.” That thought of being far, far away...

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