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Salary Boost, Highers Expenses will Lead to a 3.5 Percent Increase in the Coming Year

June 1, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There’s good news and bad news concerning water and sewer rates this coming year. For the first time in a long time, MWRA rates for Revere have dropped overall by nearly two percent (1.7 percent to be exact). However, due to salaries and expenses within the local Water and Sewer...

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Revere will take its Hacks in Court

June 1, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Common sense and the City of Revere have found a friend this week in State Auditor Suzanne Bump. Bump’s office has determined that the new hack holiday law is an unfunded mandate and, thus, Revere has the right to fight the law in Suffolk Superior Court. “I made the request,”...

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History Repeats Itself: Dello Russo Family Sends Another Student to the National History Fair

May 25, 2011
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History Repeats Itself: Dello Russo Family Sends Another Student to the National History Fair

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com They say lighting doesn’t strike twice in the same place, and they’re probably right. However, extraordinary success has struck twice in the Dello Russo family this year, as another one of the three Dello Russo boys has qualified for the national History Fair. And, it was very nearly a triple...

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Deruosi a Finalist for Superintendent Post in Malden

May 25, 2011
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Deruosi a Finalist for Superintendent Post in Malden

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Successes in the Revere Public Schools have been delivered a bittersweet blow this week as another top administrator is being considered for a superintendent position out of town. Former Revere High School (RHS) Principal, and current assistant superintendent, Dave Deruosi is a finalist for the superintendent of schools position in...

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Revere, Winthrop Move Toward Combined Dispatch

May 25, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com City leaders in Revere have taken the first step towards a combined 9-1-1 dispatch center with the Town of Winthrop, approving an agreement between the two municipalities on Monday night. The Revere City Council voted 10-0 to approve a preliminary agreement between Revere and Winthrop for the operation of the...

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Feds have 30 Days to Indict Officer Todd Randall

May 25, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The federal government still hasn’t arraigned or indicted Revere Police Officer Todd Randall on charges that he allegedly lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during an investigation into bribery. During Randall’s first appearance at Federal Court in Boston last Wednesday, U.S. Prosecutor Brian Kelly indicated that they have...

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Say ‘Cheese!’

May 18, 2011
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Say ‘Cheese!’

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com James DiSabatino was president of his class in 2005 at Revere High School (RHS). A couple of years ago, he graduated in the top of his class at Emerson College with a high-powered degree in marketing. It would have seemed he was headed up the traditional ladder of success. But...

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Layoffs Averted, but the Mayor’s Proposal Reflects Stark Realities

May 18, 2011
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Layoffs Averted, but the Mayor’s Proposal Reflects Stark Realities

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Mayor Tom Ambrosino is prepared to file a City Budget later this week that will be in deficit by $1.8 million, he confirmed on Monday. The mayor’s budget will be $138.748 million and will have increased by 3.3 percent over last year, though most of that increase, he said, comes...

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Rizzo Proposes Revitalization of Broadway

May 11, 2011
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Rizzo Proposes Revitalization of Broadway

-By Joshua Resnek editor@reverejournal.com Mayoral candidate Dan Rizzo says it is high time that Broadway is changed to meet the imperatives of a better future. He wants to transform the face of Broadway and will undertake vigorous efforts to beautify, as well as to preserve, the area’s character. At the same time, he said...

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Haas isn’t Running for Mayor’s Office

May 11, 2011
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Haas isn’t Running for Mayor’s Office

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It’s far from breaking news, but the opening of nomination paper season did clear up one small mystery in this year’s mayoral race: Bob Haas is not running. Currently an at-large councillor, Haas had told the Journal earlier this year that he wasn’t ruling out another run for mayor. Though...

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Is Randall Ready to Deal? Feds ‘All Over the City’

May 11, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A filing in federal court suggests that Revere Police Officer Todd Randall may strike a plea deal with federal authorities, and a source close to the investigation indicated that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is “hot” on Revere. A source that has been in discussions with the FBI concerning...

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The Mother of all Holiday Brawls

May 11, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com One mother-to-be got some coffee and punch on Mother’s Day this year. And we don’t mean fruit punch, but rather the knuckle sandwich variety. A minor fender bender at the Dunkin’ Donuts on lower Broadway Sunday afternoon, Mother’s Day, resulted in an all-out brawl between two women. And when the...

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Police Briefs 05-11-2011

May 11, 2011
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MONDAY, MAY 2 Gaetano Cardarella, 18, of 85 Whitin Ave., was arrested on charges of failing to stop for a police officer, operating a motor vehicle without being licensed, resisting arrest, and being rude & disorderly in violation of the city ordinance. He also was cited for the civil motor vehicle infractions of failing...

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Eating Out: Margarita’s Unveils New Menu Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2011
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Eating Out: Margarita’s Unveils New Menu Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo

Manager Eric Vets said that the top sellers since the special menu debuted in April have been the Blood Orange Margarita drink and the spicy Chicken Tinga Tacos. “People here love the spice,and they’ve really responded to the Chicken Tinga Tacos,” said Vets. “The blood orange margarita has caught on like wildfire too. We’ve...

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Citywide Cleanup

May 4, 2011
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Citywide Cleanup

The city’s most popular senior, Morris Morris, is shown with a friend cleaning up a parking lot on Lucia Avenue during last week’s Citywide Neighborhood Cleanup. It was the first year that the City has moved cleanup efforts from Revere Beach to Revere neighborhoods. At the behest of the Revere Beautification Committee (RBC), city...

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She’s Icing the Competition

May 4, 2011
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She’s Icing the Competition

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Agawam Street’s Kara Corbelle used to be the one who did all the baking for her large family during holidays and family dinners. Her sisters and brothers all had a job or a specialty. Her mother was the cook in the family. And Corbelle’s job was always baking. She never...

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Residential Run-around? – Prominent Businessman Says His Son Was Victim of Bogus Red Tape, Political Ax Grinding

May 4, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The frantic call came from the bathroom of one of Revere’s middle schools. The young man – in tears and heartbroken – was frantically telling his Dad that he hadn’t done anything wrong; that he had a letter saying he was kicked out of school, but he didn’t know why....

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Company Agrees to $7.5 Million Settlement; Doesn’t Admit Wrongdoing, but Avoids Legal Fight

May 4, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com After several months of discussion on a state whistleblower lawsuit precipitated by current and former employees of the Resco (Wheelabrator) incinerator on the Rumney Marsh, state officials reported late Monday that the company agreed to a $7.5 million settlement to resolve the case. Wheelabrator, in a statement to the Journal,...

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Mayor Says a Trash Fee is Unavoidable

May 4, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A controversial trash fee may not come during Mayor Tom Ambrosino’s watch, but he said this week that it most certainly will be on the next mayor’s plate. Unlike most surrounding cities, Revere has avoided any such fees for trash. Meanwhile, cities like Chelsea and Malden have instituted pay-as-you-throw systems...

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Walking to School

April 28, 2011
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Walking to School

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 high- lighted ways to assure pedestrians safety by improving sidewalks and maintaining proper crosswalks.  

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