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Reports Provide a Quick Glimpse into the Future of the Mayor’s Race

January 26, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Campaign finance reports became available late last week, giving a glimpse into the early workings of several potential candidates for mayor in this year’s City Election. The reports cover the entirety of campaign finance activity in 2010, including expenditures and monies collected. This year, an election year, will require reports...

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Sticker Shock

January 19, 2011
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Sticker Shock

Printing business and political mainstay is shutting down seth@reverejournal.com In the coming City Election, there will be one major player sitting out this time around. It’s not a candidate or an incumbent office holder, but rather a place that most politicians go – Art-Tone Studios on Beach Street in Revere. For the past 50...

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School Official Faces Serious Charges Following Parking Fracus

January 19, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A former School Committee member and current School Department employee has been charged with several major offenses by Revere Police following a fight over a parking spot. Now, School Superintendent Paul Dakin said he wants to have a serious talk with the employee this week. Michael Ciarlone, a former elected...

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Deputy Chief Cook Retires After 30 Years With the RFD

January 19, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Revere firefighter Ronnie Cook never intended to be a firefighter. His father had been on the Revere Fire Department, and Cook said he never was very interested in following in his father’s footsteps. Now, 30 years later, Cook, 56, is retiring from that same Fire Department as a deputy chief...

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Happy Birthday, Anna

January 13, 2011
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Happy Birthday, Anna

Mayor Thomas Ambrosino (left) presents a citation to Revere resident Anna Gallant on her 102nd birthday party on January 8 at the Prospect House. Also pictured are her son, Joe Gallant, and granddaughter, MaryAnn Gallant O’Leary. Mayor Thomas Ambrosino (left) presents a citation to Revere resident Anna Gallant on her102nd birthday party on January...

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DPW Superintendent Brutally Attacked in What Appears to be a Targeted Incident

January 13, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The strangest case of a somewhat strange tenure for the Superintendent of Public Works (DPW) emerged last Friday morning as Don Goodwin was brutally assaulted outside the popular Bagel Bin restaurant in what appears to have been a targeted attack. The incident left everyone in the City – from the...

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Cities Join Force in an Attempt to Save Money; Unions Skeptical

January 13, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com City leaders from Revere, Everett and Chelsea are lobbying hard this week to bring some healing to the budget buster that is municipal health insurance. Revere Mayor Tom Ambrosino has been in close association over the past several weeks with Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash and Everett Mayor Carlo DiMaria...

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Mayor Warns of Widespread Layoffs

January 13, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Mayor Tom Ambrosino is socking away money this winter into the city’s Rainy Day fund in anticipation of what could be a financially crippling year in city government. He said that the next year could result in widespread city worker layoffs. Already on tenuous footing, the city had to use...

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How Low Can it Go?

January 6, 2011
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How Low Can it Go?

In the wake of the Christmas snowstorm last week, mega low tides were recorded around the area, including at Rocky Beach in Beachmont – where the birds seemed to enjoy feasting on washed up shellfish. While Rocky Beach is usually under water, the low tides last week made it quite visible and quite beautiful...

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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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