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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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Windstill – The Windmill That Doesn’t Seem to Churn

March 9, 2011
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Windstill – The Windmill That Doesn’t Seem to Churn

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Just across the Chelsea Creek, and visible in many parts of lower Revere, the blades of the gigantic Forbes Park windmill sit idle. The electricity-generating machine doesn’t appear to be working, and from what we gather, it never really had many days of operation. It’s been sitting idle for the...

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Rotondo Officially Launches Campaign

March 9, 2011
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By Joshua Resnek editor@reverejournal.com Mayoral candidate George Rotondo drew a large crowd to his official announcement that he is running which was given at the Beachmont VFW Thursday night. Hundreds attended the official announcement, which follows up on his earlier promise made some months ago that he is a candidate without question. “I am...

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Revere girls lose a barnburner to Lincoln-Sudbury, 43-51, on Saturday

March 6, 2011
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After being tied going into the fourth quarter, the previously undefeated Revere Girls basketball team ran out of steam and couldn’t overcome the height and relentless rebounding of Lincoln-Sudbury on Saturday night at Merullo Fieldhouse in Revere.They were defeated 51-43, finishing a tremendous season at 21-1. A huge crowd was on hand again, and...

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Go Patriots – City Rallies Behind Revere High’s Undefeated Girls Basketball Team and Its Pursuit of a State Title

March 3, 2011
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Go Patriots – City Rallies Behind Revere High’s Undefeated Girls Basketball Team and Its Pursuit of a State Title

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Thursday will mark one of the biggest days in Revere High School sports in quite some time as the undefeated (20-0) and number one seeded girls basketball team takes the home court against Lynn English in its first game of this year’s State Tournament. The girls were picked the number...

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Practicing Teamwork – Revere Clinic is All About Collaboration and Communication

March 3, 2011
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Practicing Teamwork – Revere Clinic is All About Collaboration and Communication

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com When Revere’s Daniel Diaz used to manage a Walgreen’s store a few years back, he said he had zero success until he instilled a team attitude into all of the staff members.   It was in that coordination and teamwork that Diaz got the store running like a well-oiled machine....

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Free to Stay – Former Gang Member, Convicted Killer, Illegal Alien Finds His Way Back to the Streets

March 3, 2011
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Free to Stay – Former Gang Member, Convicted Killer, Illegal Alien Finds His Way Back to the Streets

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Far too many times, it presently seems like red tape has common sense hog-tied.   Loeun Heng was never to walk the streets of Revere – or anywhere else in America – again, or so thought the mother of the young man Heng killed in 2000.   That reality all...

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New Ownership Group Was Not in Place when Stabbing Took Place at the Squire

March 3, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It appears that the new owners of the Squire Lounge will not be called before the License Commission for a stabbing incident last month, mostly because they aren’t yet the official owners.   While new owner Mark Filtranti gained approval locally for the transfer of the licenses, he told the...

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Renewed Faith – After Seven Years of Disappointment, Our Lady of Lourdes Gets Some Good News

February 23, 2011
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Renewed Faith – After Seven Years of Disappointment, Our Lady of Lourdes Gets Some Good News

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com When it comes to matters concerning God and prayer, hoping against hope is a pretty safe bet. That’s the case this week as the “underground” Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL) church community in Beachmont received the first piece of good news they’ve had in years concerning their shuttered church. “For the...

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Raising Awareness About Teen Dating Violence

February 23, 2011
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Raising Awareness About Teen Dating Violence

The HAVEN program at Mass General conducted activities at Revere High School last week to shine a light on Teen Dating Violence Awareness Week. Several events took place throughout the week, with this interactive play called ‘Remote Control’ being featured on Friday afternoon. The play, with Tim Hoover and Stacy Fischer pictured here, enacted...

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An Expensive Attempt to Save Money

February 23, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A move to save money on the so-called “hack holidays” of Bunker Hill and Evacuation Day is actually ending up costing the City more money. Could anything less be expected of state and local government? In this case, the answer is no. Mayor Tom Ambrosino said he is trying to...

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Police Union Backs Effort to Reduce the Cost of Health Insurance

February 23, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The Revere Police Patrol Officer’s Union has issued a statement this week indicating that they are fully behind a coordinated multi-union effort to help the city reduce health insurance costs. Two weekends ago, leaders from the Revere Teacher’s Union, the Patrol Officer’s Union, Revere Administrator’s Union, Revere Firefighters Union and...

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City of Revere Salaries – 2010 Highest Paid Employee’s

February 17, 2011
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NAME JOB TITLE GROSS WAGES **POLICE / FIRE DETAIL DAKIN, PAUL S SUPERINTENDENT 195,622.45 REARDON, TERENCE POLICE CHIEF 161,267.34 COSTA, ANN MARIE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT 159,926.88 DOHERTY, EUGENE W FIRE CHIEF 158,765.62 CALLAHAN, DAVID J POLICE LIEUTENANT 148,385.96 12,170.50 CAFARELLI, JOSEPH A POLICE LIEUTENANT 143,298.05 34,983.00 GUIDO, JAMES POLICE CAPTAIN 143,101.95 21,806.00 GOODWIN, JEREMIAH F...

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Whelan Students Get ‘a Big Time Rush’ out of Appearance By Teen Band

February 17, 2011
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Whelan Students Get ‘a Big Time Rush’ out of Appearance By Teen Band

The latest teen music and television heartthrobs - Big Time Rush – made a surprise visit to the Whelan Sschool Tuesday afternoon and played a concert for the entire elementary school. The kids won an online contest with KISS 108 earlier in the month and the prize was a concert for the whole school. Big...

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Fr. Guarino Says Goodbye to Revere, St. Anthony’s Church

February 17, 2011
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Fr. Guarino Says Goodbye to Revere, St. Anthony’s Church

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com In an abrupt announcement late last week, Father Michael Guarino of St. Anthony’s shared that he will be retiring from the priesthood after 43 years due to medical concerns. “I will be taking a medical retirement and it’s bittersweet,” he said. “I’m doing this under the advice of three doctors…I...

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Overall Payroll Increases, but $100k Earners on the Decline

February 17, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The number of city employees earning more than $100,000 decreased for the second time in two years, though the overall city payroll increased by nearly $2 million in 2010. The City released the 2010 final payroll figures this week, and on the top of that list was Superintendent Paul Dakin...

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