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Slotting into position – Wondy won’t pursue slots; Suffolk Downs at the forefront of gaming debate

April 7, 2010
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Slotting into position – Wondy won’t pursue slots; Suffolk Downs at the forefront of gaming debate

Were House Speaker Bob DeLeo’s expanded gaming bill to pass as proposed, Wonderland Dog Track officials said they wouldn’t pursue slot machines at the old track. Instead, it appears that Suffolk Downs will be the area’s only epicenter of potential expanded gaming in any form. “ is...
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Eye on crime – Beachmont residents begin neighborhood watch program

April 7, 2010
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Eye on crime – Beachmont residents begin neighborhood watch program

It was a loaded handgun discovered in the bushes by a toddler that pushed several Beachmont neighbors over the edge and sparked them into action. Eileen Mundis and several neighborhood friends on the marsh side of Beachmont were enjoying a nice Fourth of July about a year ago when the fruits of increasing crime...
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Starting over, staying put – Professionals hit hard by the economy may be out of work but not out of time

April 7, 2010
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Starting over, staying put – Professionals hit hard by the economy may be out of work but not out of time

For the past several years, Gary Ferragamo was the face of Revere Beach’s most exciting new development, the Ocean Club. He lived, breathed and ate Revere Beach – and even resided at the head of the Beach in the Point of Pines. He was the Beach’s greatest salesman and a native of Revere as...
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Burning sensation – Tanning salons are hardly glowing about federal health care bill’s 10 percent tax

March 31, 2010
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Burning sensation – Tanning salons are hardly glowing about federal health care bill’s 10 percent tax

The soft-glow of blue ultraviolet bulbs, the smell of tropical moisturizing lotions and the sounds of peppy pop music all mean business at Revere’s many indoor tanning salons – a thriving core of the city’s small business community. And it’s just that large industry here that is getting burnt by the federal government’s new...
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Exit sign – Charges against Ferragamo likely to be dismissed

March 31, 2010
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All signs pointed to the guilt of Michael Ferragamo last year. The former Department of Public Works (DPW) employee had been caught on video stealing some $20,000 worth of blank metal signs from the DPW sign shop and then selling them at a scrap yard in Everett for cash. He even admitted to the...
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Kelly steps into leadership role; could be district’s next Superintendent

March 31, 2010
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One of the Revere School District’s up-and-coming administrators landed a promotion last week when the School Committee voted for an administrative re-structuring, and more than a few people are already saying she might be the future superintendent of the district. Dianne Kelly – the district’s director of math and high school science – was...
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Code green (and blue) – It’s not easy balancing energy and cost efficiency

March 23, 2010
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Code green (and blue) – It’s not easy balancing energy and cost efficiency

The buzzwords of the times we live in right now are ‘Green’ and ‘energy efficient,’ and Revere is looking to march into that movement this year by taking steps to qualify as a state-defined Green Community. However, as many are finding out concerning this movement, when the heat is on to go Green, it...
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Revere Pop Warner grads lead St. Mary’s cheerleading team to a fifth place finish

March 23, 2010
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Revere Pop Warner grads lead St. Mary’s cheerleading team to a fifth place finish

Two graduates of the Revere Pop Warner cheerleading program helped lead the St. Mary’s High School (Lynn) basketball cheerleading squad to a fifth-place finish in the New England Championships in Providence. St. Mary’s juniors Courtney Carey and Jillian Powers are members of the varsity squad that won the Catholic Central League championship. St. Mary’s,...
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This idea is a stretch

March 23, 2010
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The mayor’s proposal of enacting the new ‘Stretch Building Code’ pretty much sums up the political times we live in politically right now. The Code is an offshoot of the new “Green Movement” – whatever that really is – that has enraptured the country since President Barack Obama took office. It, obviously, stems from...
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Transportation costs due to transiency and homelessness place a heavy financial burden on the Revere City funds

March 19, 2010
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Transportation costs due to transiency and homelessness place a heavy financial burden on the Revere City funds

Schools and services for special education and homeless students are an expensive proposition, but getting them there has become more than half the battle. Special transportation costs for special education students and homeless students has ramped up 12 percent each year for the last three years, for a total of 36 percent in three...
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Petruccelli calls for a referendum

March 19, 2010
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By John Lynds and Seth Daniel A new casino at Suffolk Downs would essentially come down to a vote of the people in Revere and East Boston if State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli (D-Eastie) had his way. Petruccelli – who has long been skeptical of a casino here – came out publicly this week in...
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Silent vote – Mayor quiet about re-election plans

March 10, 2010
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Silent vote – Mayor quiet about re-election plans

While Mayor Tom Ambrosino has indicated that he will no longer talk about rumors of his departure from the corner office, he has never said much at all about an extended stay in the corner office. Many have postulated for two years that the mayor was leaving at any moment, but as time has...
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Business owners say parking meters interfere with business

March 10, 2010
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Business owners say parking meters interfere with business

About once a week or so, Laura D’Amico of Century 21 Citiwide on Broadway is in the midst of heavy negotiations with a seller or buyer. Concentration is key in such situations, yet she said that she and the other agents in her office are constantly preoccupied by having to feed the parking meter...
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Gains and losses – DeSantis gets a new lease on life while losing close to 50 pounds

March 10, 2010
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Gains and losses – DeSantis gets a new lease on life while losing close to 50 pounds

Ruth DeSantis is the kind of loser you don’t run into very often. She’s the kind of loser who has found success in her losing ways. The reason for that is because her losing ways include dropping nearly 50 pounds in the last 10 months and reducing her overall body fat by more than...
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Cash back – City payroll shrinks for first time in 10 years; $100K earners decreases from 71 to 67

March 4, 2010
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For the first time in 10 years, the number of city workers earning $100,000 or more decreased in 2009. The city released its payroll numbers for 2009 recently and, despite police detail money increasing, there are four fewer people topping the $100K mark than in 2008. Many believed there would be a decline, but...
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Top Salaries in Revere – Page 4

March 2, 2010
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Top Salaries in Revere – Page 3 —  Top Salaries in Revere – Page 5 A B C D E F 1500 1496 LOPEZ, ESTEFANIA SUMMER PROGRAM 1,408 1501 1497 MACDONALD, LAUREN SUMMER PROGRAM 1,400 1502 1498 RUSSO, KRISTINA M SUMMER PROGRAM 1,352 1503 1499 TAPPAN, JOANNE SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS 1,350 1504 1500 SORRENTINO, RICHARD...
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Top Salaries in Revere – Page 3

March 2, 2010
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Top Salaries in Revere – Page 2 —  Top Salaries in Revere – Page 4 A B C D E F 1000 996 CATINAZZO, CHRISTINE M CAFETERIA/PERMANENT/6150 20,528 1001 997 MCMULLEN, LORI A AIDES 20,515 1002 998 NICKERSON, CYNTHIA J AIDES 20,513 1003 999 MORRISSEY, MARLENE M AIDES 20,449 1004 1000 CONNOLLY, THOMAS R...
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Top Salaries in Revere – Page 2

March 2, 2010
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Top Salaries in Revere – Page 1 —  Top Salaries in Revere – Page 3 A B C D E F 500 496 PATCH, NOEL TEACHERS 65,332 501 497 LYONS, NATALIE J TEACHERS 65,323 502 498 O’CONNELL, LOIS A TEACHERS 65,308 503 499 JOHNSON, LAURA M TEACHERS 65,263 504 500 SUTHERLAND, JANELLE TEACHERS 65,263...
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Top Salaries in Revere

March 2, 2010
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Top Salaries in Revere – Page 2 A B C D E F 1 *** 2 Name Position Gross YTD 2009 Police 3 Extra Detail YTD 4 *** THE GROSS YTD INCLUDES THE POLICE EXTRA DETAIL SALARY 5 1 DAKIN, PAUL S SUPERINTENDENT 185,640 AND CLOTHING ALLOWANCE. 6 2 REARDON, TERENCE POLICE CHIEF 165,833...
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A fond farewell – Community says goodbye to Ward 1 City Councillor

February 25, 2010
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A fond farewell – Community says goodbye to Ward 1 City Councillor

James “Jim” Kimmerle loved being a member of the Revere City Council. Elected in 2007 and re-elected in 2009 to represent Ward 1, Mr. Kimmerle reached out to assist residents across the entire city, all the while emerging as a community leader who was respected and admired by all in city government with whom...
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