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Presidential Powers

January 6, 2011
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Presidential Powers

Ward 5 Councillor is the unanimous choice; Novoselsky is Vice President -By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Councillor John Powers took the new Council President post Monday night, and Councillor Ira Novoselsky won the vice president honors by a flip of the coin – literally – in a tight race with Councillor Arthur Guinasso. Powers will...

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Cases are Anything but Closed DA’s Office Still Looking into Tree Contract, Possible Library Fraud

January 6, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com With the start of 2011, there are still a few outstanding legal matters that haven’t been cleared up from years past. This week, though, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office indicated that a new year doesn’t mean they haven’t stopped working on two prominent Revere city government cases – including...

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Top 10 Storm; Christmas Blizzard of 2010 One for the Record Books

December 29, 2010
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Top 10 Storm; Christmas Blizzard of 2010 One for the Record Books

The Christmas Blizzard of 2010 left Revere and the region with a bang, logging in as the 10th largest storm since the 1890s. Totals at Logan Airport ended up being 18.2 inches, though measurements were a little bit smaller in Revere and Winthrop – which had tallies of about 16 inches. The totals at...

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Revere Fire Department Takes Negotiations to the Next Level

December 29, 2010
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Congressman Ed Markey has no plans to make an exit from his long-held Congressional seat, staffers said this week. Just as the U.S. Census Bureau was announcing the state’s loss of one Congressman by 2012, a key staffer from Markey’s office also resigned after eight years. The staffer, Kate Bazinsky, announced she was moving...

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Markey Will Stay

December 29, 2010
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Key staffer’s exit mere coincidence to Census announcement Congressman Ed Markey has no plans to make an exit from his long-held Congressional seat, staffers said this week. Just as the U.S. Census Bureau was announcing the state’s loss of one Congressman by 2012, a key staffer from Markey’s office also resigned after eight years....

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La Vigilia: Christmas Eve Means Fish for Italian Families

December 23, 2010
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La Vigilia: Christmas Eve Means Fish for Italian Families

seth@reverejournal.com On Christmas Eve, while little tykes will lay nestled in their beds dreaming of sugar plum fairies and such, many Italian American families will be feasting on fishes. For generations of Italians in Revere, Christmas Eve has meant the Feast of the Seven Fishes – or in more traditional speak – La Vigilia...

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In Revere, Ward and Precinct Lines Will Have to Be Redrawn

December 23, 2010
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While federal Congressional lines have to be redrawn starting in June, Revere Election officials will also have to re-draw their ward and precinct lines. Census 2010 will release City and town population and demographic information in late February or March. That release will trigger local efforts to re-draw the lines that determine City Council...

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The Commonwealth Loses Some Clout

December 23, 2010
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Federal Census 2010 officials announced the first population counts Tuesday morning and within that information was the staggering fact that Massachusetts will lose one of its 10 members of Congress by 2012. The news means that in June the State Legislature will have to begin the daunting task of eliminating...

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Green lights

December 16, 2010
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Green lights

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Christmas has gone high-tech, and in no small way have Christmas lights followed that trend. As residents string up their annual Christmas light displays all over the city, no longer are style and color the only factor in the layout. Now, people are looking to save money in the process....

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Hockey suspension serves as a warning to student-athletes

December 16, 2010
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com One Revere High School (RHS) Hockey player has been suspended and stripped of his team captain status this week, and RHS administrators said they are using it as a warning to all students and student-athletes. Word came last week that there had been quite a party at the student’s home...

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NEWS-makers – Husband-and-wife artists are recognized for their watercolor painting

December 8, 2010
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NEWS-makers – Husband-and-wife artists are recognized for their watercolor painting

The world is full of color for Festa Road residents Louis and Marjorie Rizzo. The two life-long artists share a love for watercolor painting and have recently found great success in the field, being accepted to the prestigious New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) and being included in several of the organization’s shows. Walking into...

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Jack’s back – Correggio sworn in; will finish Colella’s term

December 8, 2010
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Jack’s back – Correggio sworn in; will finish Colella’s term

Meet the former City Councillor who is now the newest City Councillor. John Correggio was sworn in Monday night as the newest at-large City Councillor, taking the seat of the late George V. Colella – who passed away last month. Correggio was formerly on the Council until he was unseated in November 2009’s City...

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Powers in lead for president’s post

December 8, 2010
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It appears that Ward 5 Councillor John Powers will be the new Council President come January. Powers indicated that at the moment he has eight committed votes, plenty to score the leadership position. He was also elected Council President a few years back. “I believe I have the votes,” he said on Tuesday. “I...

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RHS cracks down on dress; uniforms up for debate

December 8, 2010
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On any given day at Revere High School (RHS), one might see students coming through the front door wearing pajamas, flip-flops and sweat suits. Girls wear spandex pants that are too tight. Boys wear baggy pants that are too loose. It’s a pretty relaxed atmosphere, seemingly. Too relaxed, though, say administrators. RHS Principal Lourenço...

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RPD assists in unprecedented cocaine bust – Shipment most likely originated in Mexico

December 1, 2010
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RPD assists in unprecedented cocaine bust – Shipment most likely originated in Mexico

It looked like just a typical semi-trailer on Railroad Avenue, but after law enforcement authorities were finished Monday evening, they had found in that tractor trailer the largest amount of cocaine seized in the history of the Commonwealth – some 89 kilograms or nearly 200 pounds. “This was a monumental seizure of cocaine,” said...

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Track owes federal government as well as city

December 1, 2010
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Wonderland Greyhound Park’s tax problem encompasses more than just the City of Revere. In a recent posting in the Boston Business Journal, Wonderland Greyhound Park was given legal notice that it owes the federal government, specifically the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), nearly $123,000. That puts the City in second position to collect Wonderland’s outstanding...

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Revere beats archrival Winthrop, 28-22, in OT thriller on Thanksgiving Day at Della Russo Stadium, Nov. 25, 2010

December 1, 2010
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Revere beats archrival Winthrop, 28-22, in OT thriller on Thanksgiving Day at Della Russo Stadium, Nov. 25, 2010

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Castles And The Revere Schools

November 24, 2010
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Castles And The Revere Schools

Students from the Revere High School Marketing Internship Program and Health and Fitness Internship Program present a contribution to CASTLES . Students who learn about marketing or health and fitness, in after school programs sponsored by MGH/RevereCARES , raised money during the annual Walk for Health. Pictured from left to right: RHS Advisors Doreen...

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Home delivery – Couple gives birth at their home in Beachmont; father does a skillful job of catching little ‘fastball’

November 24, 2010
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Home delivery – Couple gives birth at their home in Beachmont; father does a skillful job of catching little ‘fastball’

At a time when residents of the city stop to take stock in what they are thankful for, there are many common thoughts. Many are thankful that they have a home. Even more are grateful to have three square meals a day. A great number of people thank God for their health. One Beachmont...

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City has to shore up budget deficit with millions from Rainy Day Fund

November 24, 2010
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Property taxes will increase less drastically this year than in previous years, but city leaders had to use millions in reserves to make ends meet. To meet this years fiscal year 2011 budget, Mayor Tom Ambrosino said they would have to tax to the levy limit and then shore up a huge deficit by...

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