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Rising Sun: John Mooney Road Resident and His Grandkids Grow What They Hope is a Record-breaking Plant

September 21, 2011
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Rising Sun: John Mooney Road Resident and His Grandkids Grow What They Hope is a Record-breaking Plant

They weren’t magic beans that Jim Santosuosso bought at the Home Depot earlier this summer, but one would think that the sunflower seeds he planted are growing as high as the storied Beanstock. Santosuosso and his grandsons, Matthew Santosuosso and John Coull Young, have grown one monster of a sunflower this summer on John...
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Expanded Gambling Bill Advances; Senate Follows House with Study

September 21, 2011
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The expanded gaming bill that might have the end result of a casino opening at Suffolk Downs was passed by the House last week and is now in the Senate where its particulars are being examined before an expected vote at the end of the month. The Senate is believed ready to pass the...
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Rep. Reinstein Endorses Rizzo

September 21, 2011
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Representative Kathi Anne Reinstein has endorsed candidate for mayor Dan Rizzo. Reinstein’s endorsement came during Rizzo’s annual Luau affair held at Casa Lucia before a large crowd two weeks ago. “I am proud and I am pleased to endorse Dan Rizzo to be the next mayor of Revere,” she said to the throng, estimated...
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Rizzo and Rotondo Agree to Debate on October 18

September 21, 2011
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A debate will be held at the Whelan School Auditorium between mayoral candidates Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo, according to statements issued last week from officials for both their campaigns. The Revere Journal sponsored debate will take place on the evening of October 18 inside the auditorium of the Whelan School. This agreement to...
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A Show of Appreciation

September 14, 2011
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A Show of Appreciation

Kelly’s Roast Beef on Revere Beach generously donates a luncheon each year for members of the Revere Fire Department in remembrance of the heroic first responders who died following the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Biggie Chau, manager-in-training in Kelly’s, is pictured as he delivered the food to Firefighter Bobby Holland and RFD...
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Former Officer Enters Plea Deal; Several Serious Charges are Dismissed

September 14, 2011
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Former Revere Police Officer Todd Randall pleaded guilty in Federal Court last week to giving a false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), making a plea deal with the government that could get him as much as 15 months in jail or no time at all. “ did approach me and...
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DPW Case Headed to an MCAD Hearing; Efforts at Compromise Unsuccessful

September 14, 2011
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All hopes of working out an alleged discrimination claim between a city employee and his supervisor, the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works, were dashed last week during a private conference in Boston. All parties met in a conciliation conference before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) last Thursday and failed to reach...
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Revere Beach Memorial this Sunday

September 14, 2011
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The Revere Beach Memorial will mark its fifth year in existence and the solemn ceremony will meet with less stigma than any previous event. The Memorial seeks to remember those whose lives have been cut short by alcohol and drugs. Remembering those who made bad choices was not seen in such a good light...
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Residential Project Could Begin Much Sooner Than First Thought

September 14, 2011
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The future Wonderland Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is getting the hurry up this month, as developer Joe DiGangi and Mayor Tom Ambrosino are pushing to get a shovel in the ground on a residential building by the end of this year. The $500 million mixed-use development along Ocean Avenue has always been slated to...
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Trying Not to Pile On

September 7, 2011
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Trying Not to Pile On

They were called ‘slobs.’ Then they were called ‘lazy.’ Now, those who create horribly messy conditions inside and outside their homes are called ‘hoarders,’ and it’s now known as a valid mental illness that can be treated. Inspectional Services Director Nick Catinazzo said that hoarding has become quite a problem in Revere and in...
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In Ward 4, He’s the One: Reardon Focuses on the Present

September 7, 2011
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In Ward 4, He’s the One: Reardon Focuses on the Present

If Ward 4 City Councillor Stephen Reardon has any recipe for his first-term success on the Council, it would probably be his lack of political aspirations. That statement can sound kind of confusing on its own, but Reardon seemed to explain it quite well in a sit-down interview with the Journal recently. “I think...
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Revere Police, New York Detectives Make Major Gang Grab on Revere Street; One Man Confesses to Murder

September 7, 2011
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A cadre of law enforcement, including Revere Police, apprehended two major Salvadoran gang members hiding out on Revere Street last week, with one of the men confessing to a cold-blooded murder committed in New York City last July. The men were known by law enforcement to be signature members of the notorious 18th Street...
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Preliminary Election Scrapped

September 7, 2011
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The Sept. 13 Preliminary Election has officially been called off by City and State officials this week. The cancellation had been approved by Revere City Councillors early last month, and the measure had been sent to the State House for final approval. Last Friday, news of that approval landed in Revere. “The preliminary election...
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First Day of School

August 31, 2011
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First Day of School

First Grader Quincy Reath was ready with her backpack on Tuesday morning at the Paul Revere School. Revere Schools began the new school year on Tuesday, with students across the city reporting to their various school assignments. At the Paul Revere, this year was the first year that the designated Innovation School has required...
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Big Impact: RHS Football Team Debuts New Helmets and New Regulations to Help Prevent Concussions During Play

August 31, 2011
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Big Impact: RHS Football Team Debuts New Helmets and New Regulations to Help Prevent Concussions During Play

When it comes to football, players must have a good measure of brawn and a good head on their shoulders. This year, as the Revere High School (RHS) Patriots begin their fall season, their heads will be protected like never before. On the heels of new, stricter state laws governing head injuries and concussions...
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Aluminum Foiled: City Leaders, Metals Industry Looking for Middle Ground in Solution to Outrageous Metal Thefts

August 31, 2011
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Aluminum Foiled: City Leaders, Metals Industry Looking for Middle Ground in Solution to Outrageous Metal Thefts

The situation with metal thefts in Revere is becoming quite heavy. With the theft last week of a treasured World War II memorial in the Point of Pines, things have come to a head and members of the community and Police Chief Terence Reardon are calling for immediate reforms. “Not only is that World...
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Rain Check: High Winds and Lots of Rain, but Most of City is Spared from Big Hurricane Irene

August 31, 2011
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Unless one lives on Revere Beach Boulevard, then Hurricane Irene turned out to be nothing more than a passing fancy. City officials were careful to plan for all contingencies late last week as Hurricane Irene trudged up the East Coast and made a b-line for Massachusetts. Flood precautions were taken. Tidegates were cleaned and...
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City Plans for Potential Outfalls if Hurricane, Ultra-high Tides Hit Simultaneously

August 25, 2011
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Special Online Report A combination of ultra-high tides and a potential Category 2 hurricane headed to Boston Harbor, both on Sunday, have Revere officials contemplating and planning today. With Mayor Tom Ambrosino on vacation this week, Interim Mayor John Powers – who is quite an authority on flooding in his Ward 5 area –...
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Back to School

August 24, 2011
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Back to School

Incoming Rumney Marsh Academy (RMA) sixth-grader Elma Mujan (right) practices unlocking the padlocks for lockers while her cousin Melissa Mbehremovic, of Saugus, also gives it a try. Incoming RMA stu­dents were given tours last week by members of the RMA Aspirers Club to help acquaint them and their parents with life in middle school....
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Triple Play?: House and Senate Report out on Gambling Bill; Gov. Patrick Offers His Conditional Approval

August 24, 2011
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As expected, the House and the Senate have agreed on legislation for expanded gambling and have reported it out from committee and have made it available to the public in an action taken Tuesday by House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray. Governor Deval Patrick said he approved of the legislation and...
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