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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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New Gaming Bill on the Table – Senator Petruccelli Proposed Legislation that Should Please Both Sides

April 6, 2011
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New Gaming Bill on the Table – Senator Petruccelli Proposed Legislation that Should Please Both Sides

By John Lynds for the Journal Senator Anthony Petruccelli has submitted a compromise casino gaming bill in the Senate that calls for three resort-style casinos and one racino in Massachusetts that would immediately bring million of dollars in revenue to the state through licensing fees, capital improvements and taxes. “While we should not dwell...

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Living to be 100, not so Rare

April 6, 2011
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Living to be 100, not so Rare

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Living to the rip old age of 100 used to carry an elite badge of accomplishment. It was an elite club, and those who turned 100-years-old – known as centenarians – often found themselves to be alone in that club, with all of their friends and family members having died...

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Revere Middle School Girls Basketball Team Completes 13-0 Season

April 6, 2011
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The Revere Middle School girls basketball team completed its season with a 13-0 record. Its opponents included schools from Lynn, Marblehead, Swampscott, Gloucester and Saugus. Anthony Palermo, coach of this year’s team, credits hard work at practice along with tenacious defense and sharp shooting as keys to its success. Leading the team were eighth...

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Sun Rising – Program Povides Dynamic Assistance to Homeowners in Crisis

March 30, 2011
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Sun Rising – Program Povides Dynamic Assistance to Homeowners in Crisis

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Badrul Khan woke up one cold Tuesday morning in January 2009 with a lump in his stomach. He pulled back the curtains to see if the auctioneers were outside yet. They weren’t, and it kind of surprised him. His kids were off to school and his wife had left early...

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Check, Please – City Admits to not Checking Licenses of many Workers who Operate MVs

March 30, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com City officials and School Department officials conceded this week that they don’t conduct basic driver’s license checks of employees that operate city-owned vehicles. And one city employee was driving a city vehicle nearly every day for two years without a valid license. The issue came to light this week when...

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Revere is among the Fastest Growing Cities in the State

March 30, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Revere jumped over the 50,000-population mark for the first time in its history amid the surging growth of the city’s minority community – most especially the Hispanic population, according to official Census 2010 numbers unveiled last week. The city’s overall population surged from 47,283 to 51,755. For that, state officials...

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Daddy-Daughter Dance

March 24, 2011
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Dads and daughters, ready for a fun night out? From 6 to 9pm on Saturday, March 26th, you can dress up in your party clothes and join Kelli McBee, Miss Bristol County 2011 for the Miss America Organization, and her father, Dr. John McBee, at Boston’s Daddy-Daughter Dance fundraiser at the Sheraton Boston Hotel....

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The Economy Rises Up to Meet Squire Road

March 23, 2011
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The Economy Rises Up to Meet Squire Road

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com When the economy boomed, Squire Road busted. Now that the rest of the world has gone bust, it’s Squire Road that seems to be booming. The City did all it could to market the Squire Road area as an affordable and viable area for business when the economy was hot,...

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Casino Circumvention?

March 23, 2011
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Casino Circumvention?

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It’s the Internet Café that pays off in more than computer chips, or at least local police and state officials say. A storefront café now called “Lucky Day Sweepstakes Café” in the new Bell Circle mall has turned quite a few heads lately – including those of Revere Police, the...

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Novoselsy Says Neigbors Are ‘up in Arms’ over Group Home Plan

March 23, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A group home proposed on Walnut Avenue in Ward 2 has neighbors and Councillor Ira Novoselsky up in arms. The project was recently proposed quietly at a Site Plan Review Committee meeting, and very few details are available. Right now, the proponent, Bay Cove Human Services, of Boston, is scheduled...

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The Kids Have Character

March 16, 2011
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The Kids Have Character

The Rrevere Public Llibrary Children’s program packed in visitors a few weeks ago to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, an annual popular tradition. The RPL held several celebrations at the library and also concluded the week at the Cronin Skating Rink for a ‘Cat in the Hat’ ice skating party. Above,  sisters Emma,  Ava and...

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Shoppers: This Idea is Sure to Capture Your Attention

March 16, 2011
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Shoppers: This Idea is Sure to Capture Your Attention

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There’s nothing more frustrating than standing at the front of a checkout line fumbling for a store loyalty card or digging through one’s pocket or purse for a $1 coupon. Likewise, going to a favorite restaurant and forgetting the loyalty program code can also throw a monkey wrench into a...

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Throw the Book at Him – Grand Jury Levies 21-count Indictment Against Former Library Director

March 16, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Former Revere Library Director Bob Rice Jr. has been indicted by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on 21 counts, including embezzlement and procurement fraud. Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley’s office told the Journal on Tuesday afternoon that Rice had been indicted on three counts of larceny of property over...

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MGH Admits Fault in Accidental Death of City Hall Worker

March 16, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Geraldine Oswald had a quiet and efficient career for two decades in the Revere City Hall Auditor’s Office. She was the last person to draw attention to herself. So, it’s with some irony and a lot of tragedy that her death has resulted in a high profile and media saturated...

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Company Not for Sale … for Now at Least

March 16, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The Necco Candy Company’s principal owner has decided to pull the manufacturer off the auction block and take another bite into the candy business. American Capital announced last week that the process to “explore strategic options” for the company has been suspended. American Capital put the candy company on the...

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Topsy Tourney

March 9, 2011
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Topsy Tourney

Melissa Adreani fights for possession of the ball during Revere High’s first-round victory over Lynn English in the MIAA Division 1 State Ttournament. The Patriots’ fantastic season came to an end with a loss to Lincoln-Sudbury in the North Sectional quarterfinals.

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