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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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All Aboard the Bandwagon – Girls Basketball Team is in the midst of an Historic Run

February 10, 2011
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All Aboard the Bandwagon – Girls Basketball Team is in the midst of an Historic Run

By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com Revere High girls basketball followers had reason to expect a very successful season in 2011. The Lady Patriots were16-4 a year ago and had a looming 1,000-point scorer in Morgan Jenkins and one of the state’s best sophomores in Gena Restiano returning to the fold. Jenkins has eclipsed the grand...

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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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