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Former coach, schools remain at odds over his dismissal last year

July 22, 2010
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The former Revere High School (RHS) softball coach has thrown a curveball to the school system with a Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) filing that blames age discrimination for ending his long career as the team’s skipper. Joe Nichinello, who had coached the team for 35 years until this past year, claimed that he...

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Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival 2010

July 16, 2010
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The Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival kicked off on Revere Beach Monday. Sculptors from around the country will converge on Revere Beach the rest of this week and all weekend. The annual event brings in nearly 500,000 people throughout the week. These photos are from Tuesday morning when sculptors and organizers were working on the...

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Grand sand – Festivities run through this weekend

July 15, 2010
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Grand sand – Festivities run through this weekend

Revere Beach looks glorious. The seawater is warm. The Sun is beating down. And for the seventh year in a row, professional sand sculptors have set to work in making stunning pieces of art out of the Beach sand. The Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival is in full swing this week, with sculptors arriving...

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Churches worried about what casinos will mean for Bingo games

July 15, 2010
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Churches worried about what casinos will mean for Bingo games

If casinos get their cha-ching, then local church Bingo games fear their cards may suffer a blackout. Speaking rather frankly, Father Michael Guarino of St. Anthony’s Church told the Journal this week that he has some “very serious concerns” about the effects of a casino on his church’s weekly Bingo night. “To be honest,...

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RHS tabs Woonsocket educator as its new principal

July 15, 2010
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Dr. Lourenço Garcia will succeed David DeRuosi as principal of Revere High School

Adios Woonsocket. Or, should we say, Au Revoir Woonsocket, or maybe even Nasvidenje Woonsocket (Russian). Whatever the language, new Revere High School (RHS) principal Lourenço Garcia – fluent in numerous languages – has the capability of using it to bid farewell to his old school and hello to RHS. Revere Public Schools administrators made the...

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Showing their cards – Suffolk Downs unveils design plans for casino and hotel

July 8, 2010
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Showing their cards – Suffolk Downs unveils design plans for casino and hotel

If the legislature finishes the expanded gambling bill and sends it on to the governor for his signature – and if the governor signs it – Suffolk Downs is ready to jump into the future with a resort style gaming and entertainment complex. Suffolk Downs’ ownership is prepared to begin immediately with dramatic renovations...

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Kelly’s celebrates its 59th anniversary

July 8, 2010
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Call it a mid-life crisis or just good business in a down economy, but on the 59th Anniversary of Kelly’s Roast Beef, the restaurant chain is unveiling several new changes. Kelly’s celebrated its 59th year in business – starting right on Revere Beach at the corner of the Boulevard and Oak Island Street –...

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A win-lose proposition – Recent Congressional refusal may not help many people, but it will help the city’s budget

July 8, 2010
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When the U.S. Congress refused to extend unemployment benefits any further last week, there might have been a muted celebration from the City Hall. Congress has extended unemployment benefits several times over the last two years, with the latest extension coming earlier this year – adding a total of 99 weeks for claims. Normally...

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Truth in advertising – The DiPlatzis subscribe to the promise of a lifetime commitment

June 30, 2010
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Truth in advertising – The DiPlatzis subscribe to the promise of a lifetime commitment

When Paul and Charlene DiPlatzi have a major wedding anniversary, it’s the kind of affair that makes headlines. Today, Wednesday, June 30, they will celebrate 20 years together. The Sherman Street couple’s headline connection with the Revere Journal goes back to the very beginning when DiPlatzi proposed to his wife in an advertisement on...

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Part-timers take advantage of law that allows them to receive health coverage

June 30, 2010
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In the working world commonly referred to as the private sector, employees often scramble to gain benefits such as health insurance. Often, they will work for several years as a part-timer with no insurance hoping that some day they’ll be put on as a full-time employee, and therefore have access to all benefits. In...

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Shedding new light on an historic site

June 23, 2010
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Shedding new light on an historic site

The Old Rumney Marsh Burial Ground on Butler Street has gotten a haircut over the last week with numerous invasive trees removed and several existing trees trimmed thoroughly. The Rumney Marsh Burial Ground Restoration Committee continues to plod along in their efforts to refurbish the old cemetery, which has burials that date back to...

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She’s Lovin’ It – Revere resident, McDonald’s manager wins prestigious national award

June 23, 2010
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She’s Lovin’ It – Revere resident, McDonald’s manager wins prestigious national award

On her first day at the Revere McDonald’s on Squire Road, current Store Manager Rosa Love worked the drive-thru – taking orders and collecting money. Within on hour, she nearly hung up her Golden Arches and headed for the door. She told her trainer, store owner Sarah Teck, that she couldn’t do the job....

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The cost of conservation

June 23, 2010
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It’s darned if you do and darned if you don’t, when it comes to the rate that water users in Revere will be paying. Even with consumption down for this year, water ratepayers will still have to pay more. The bland world of numbers that is behind the city’s water and sewer rates got...

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Opportunity for growth – Grant allows Garfield students to learn gardening in class

June 17, 2010
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Opportunity for growth – Grant allows Garfield students to learn gardening in class

They’re swimming in homegrown tomatoes, green beans and many other food crops at the Garfield Middle School this year, as students have taken to developing their green thumb. Garfield Science teacher Tyler Arlington explained that the school won a three-year grant from the state worth $25,000 per year to conduct a course that teaches...

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Abrams forced to resign – Councillor steps down due to health concerns; another special election set for Aug. 31

June 17, 2010
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Abrams forced to resign – Councillor steps down due to health concerns; another special election set for Aug. 31

There’s something that’s becoming a little eerie about the Ward 1 City Council seat. Newly elected Ward 1 Councillor Corey Abrams resigned his post suddenly and with little explanation early on Thursday morning, sparking a host of rumors, speculation and concern for the newest and youngest member of the council. His resignation follows a...

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Point person on legislation confident of a speedy resolution

June 17, 2010
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More and more, expanding gaming in Massachusetts – and most likely in Revere and East Boston – has become a matter of how rather than when. While proponents at Suffolk Downs, Wonderland and other pro-gaming entities have struggled for years to get approval for expanded gaming, this time around it looks as if the...

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With the help of RHS, Toro cleared a path to BC

June 10, 2010
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With the help of RHS, Toro cleared a path to BC

Kevin Toro is one Revere High School (RHS) senior that is on the move, but right now he is very happy to be sitting still in Revere. Toro is one member of a huge senior class – nearly 400 students – who will graduate today, Wednesday, June 9, at 6 p.m. in Harry Della...

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Call in the reserves – Mayor: We have to dip into our savings

June 10, 2010
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It’s time to dig deep into the City’s piggybank this year. Mayor Tom Ambrosino unveiled his City Budget on Monday and said that there is no more left to cut, and that the City would survive this year by raiding the Rainy Day Fund to the tune of around $2 million. “We need $2...

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Petruccelli says it won’t be difficult bringing everyone to the table

June 10, 2010
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Optimism is high in the state Senate on expanded gaming, according to Sen. Anthony Petruccelli (D-East Boston), who told the City Council Monday that they could probably expect something by the end of the summer. Legislation has been kicked around Beacon Hill since last fall, when House Speaker Bob DeLeo (D-Winthrop) announced he would...

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Abrams resigning

June 10, 2010
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Councillor Corey Abrams has apparently decided to resign from the city council because of an undiagnosed medical condition that has been affecting him. Abrams is undergoing hospital tests this week and made his decision to resign after consulting with members of his family. Abrams was recently sworn in to replace the late Councillor Jim...

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