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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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City Will Not Terminate Randall – Hearing Has Been Postponed Indefinitely

April 28, 2011
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A termination hearing for Revere Police Officer Todd Randall has been continued indefinitely, according to Mayor Tom Ambrosino. Ambrosino said last week that he would schedule the hearing on Monday before leaving on vacation. The hearing would have been for the purpose of terminating Officer Randall from the force in the wake of allegations...
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Attorney: FBI Raid Had Nothing to Do with Me

April 28, 2011
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Local attorney Jay Paul Satin has informed the Journal that the FBI raid on an office in the Citizen’s Bank building had nothing to do with him, but everything to do with Attorney John Molloy. Attorney Satin shares a law office with Attorney Molloy on the fourth floor of the bank building. FBI agents...
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Drug Testing Program Nets Two Positive Results

April 28, 2011
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In the 16 months since the Revere Police implemented a drug testing policy within their ranks, two officers have tested positive for illegal drugs. Mayor Tom Ambrosino and Revere Police officials indicated that the program has been completely rolled out by now, and every officer has been tested at least once. In that testing...
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Local Group Unhappy with State-funded Teen Website

April 28, 2011
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A state taxpayer-funded website that deals with teen sexual issues – including how to obtain an abortion – has one Revere group a little shocked. The site, called ‘Maria Talks,’ became news last week when the Boston media reported that the site – funded by the state Department of Public Health and produced by...
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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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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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