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Brutal Stabbing at the Squire; Matter Forwarded to the License Commission

February 10, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com With little more than a week under new ownership, the Squire Lounge was the scene of a brutal knife attack last Friday, and the incident has been forwarded to the License Commission. Commissioners were very up front with new owner Mark Filtranti – who also owns the Golden Banana in...

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Sweet or Sour? At this Point, it’s Hard to tell if Situation will End Positively for City

February 10, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com As the sale of the Necco Candy Company looms, many are hard-pressed to figure out if the city has a Mercedes Benz within its borders or just a typical four-door sedan. According to union officials who represent Necco workers, the company is no international prize, and the hope for a...

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Ambrosino urges Patience as City Copes with more Snowfall

February 3, 2011
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Ambrosino urges Patience as City Copes with more Snowfall

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com With a huge storm on the doorstep (literally on the doorstep) this week, more than a few Revere residents arestruggling to figure out where to put the snow and how to get around it. On Endicott Avenue, MBTA buses barrel down the narrow street with seemingly little more than a...

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Scrooges Convicted of Larceny Charges

February 3, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It was Christmas 2009 and many people were hurting financially like never before. The need for charity Christmas presents was huge. And, in fact, one couple that was in line to receive some of those charitable gifts admitted last week to having stolen hundreds of them from the First Congregational...

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Rotondo is off to a Quick Start in the Fundraising Race

February 3, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com An analysis of campaign finance reports for both candidates for mayor shows that, surprisingly, Councillor George Rotondo has more than double the money in his coffers at this point than Councillor Dan Rizzo. Nevertheless, Rizzo’s report does indicate that last year he raised a significant amount of money, but spent...

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Garfield Principal Goes to Great Heights

January 26, 2011
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Garfield Principal Goes to Great Heights

Garfi eld Elementary School Principal Patti DiGregorio took a helicopter ride last Thursday – despite being scared of heights – in order to fulfi ll her requirement for the Stop & Shop A+ Schools program. While DiGregorio fl ew over Revere Beach, Beachmont and the Garfi eld School, students, staff and teachers assembled on...

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Stamping out the Cold – Letter Carriers Are Experts in Dealing With Artic Temps

January 26, 2011
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Stamping out the Cold – Letter Carriers Are Experts in Dealing With Artic Temps

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There are days in the middle of summer when it’s quite a drag to be cooped up in an office, or stuck inside of a workshop or any other kind of indoor environment. Then there are days like this past Monday, when the temperature was in the single digits and the...

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Positive Prognosis – Elected officials give Gov. Patrick’s health insurance plan good reviews

January 26, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A proposed municipal healthcare change unveiled last Friday by Gov. Deval Patrick is getting good initial reviews locally – with most indicating that they like the plan, but hope that it moves quickly through the Legislature. Speaking to the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA), Gov. Patrick – as promised – unveiled...

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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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