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Future tense – Predicting what Ambrosino’s next job will be has become something of a sport in Revere

September 19, 2009
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Future tense – Predicting what Ambrosino’s next job will be has become something of a sport in Revere

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It seems that these days, when anyone talks about Mayor Tom Ambrosino, the last thing on anyone’s mind is his duties as mayor. For the past year, every month or so there has been discussion about whether or not the mayor might be considering leaving the city’s highest office to...

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Talk is fine, answers would be better

September 19, 2009
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Talk is fine, answers would be better

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A cadre of Revere officials and business people staged their second meeting on Monday to discuss the possibility of expanding gaming coming to the city. A few months ago, city councillors proposed to form a task force to discuss and be prepared for casinos or any type of expanded gaming...

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A head for storytelling

September 12, 2009
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A head for storytelling

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Revere’s Maria Paige knows what it means to turn the page. Sitting with a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean from her condo at the St. George’s on Revere Beach, Maria Paige has penned two psychological thriller novels, and readers say they can’t stop turning the pages. The real mystery,...

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Fox, no hounding – ZipTrip shines a positive spotlight on the city

September 12, 2009
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Fox, no hounding – ZipTrip shines a positive spotlight on the city

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Hundreds of people joined Fox 25’s morning ZipTrip program live on Revere Beach last Friday, giving the city and its beach a very positive plug. The television set was placed in the pavilion across from Kelly’s well before sunrise last Friday. However, that didn’t deter many from gathering around as...

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Opponents succeed in putting the issue to a vote

September 12, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Voters this November will be called to not only decide which candidates they prefer, but also whether or not the schools need to rethink the Family Choice Contraception program offered at the Revere High School’s School-based Health Center. Opponents got a binding question placed on the November ballot this week,...

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The incredible disappearing signs; sign wars ignite in ward races on both sides

September 4, 2009
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The incredible disappearing signs; sign wars ignite in ward races on both sides

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Signs don’t vote, as they say, but they certainly can cause low-level wars in City Elections. Tempers have flared already at the City Council and among challengers concerning signs, and signs have become the centerpiece of several campaigns throughout the city. Of course, the most controversial sign is that of...

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Calling the Bluff – High stakes political poker game over Senate seat

September 4, 2009
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By Seth Daniel and Joshua Resnek A high-stakes poker game between two local Congressmen is unfolding this week in regards to a potential run for the vacated U.S. Senate seat of the late Edward “Ted” Kennedy. However, it is the dealer who holds all the cards in the matter, and the dealer is Joe...

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Revere’s pre-eminent historian, Peter McCauley, dies at 86

September 4, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The city’s most prolific and knowledgeable historian, Peter McCauley, passed away last Friday, Aug. 28. He was 86 years old and had suffered from a long illness. McCauley was born and raised in Beachmont and graduated from Revere High School in 1941 – furthering his education at Wentworth Institute and...

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Guinasso stakes his claim in Ward 3; Vesce calls residency challenge insane and desperate

September 4, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Will the real Ward 3 resident please stand up? After being accused for the past several months of living outside the ward, incumbent Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso said this week that he has concrete evidence that his challenger – former Ward 3 Councillor Brian Vesce – doesn’t live in...

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The Kelly Way – New principal will pilot the Paul Revere School into a new, community-oriented format

August 26, 2009
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The Kelly Way – New principal will pilot the Paul Revere School into a new, community-oriented format

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Barbara Kelly has been returning to Beachmont for years around the holidays, but never has she returned to the Beachmont School – which is just what she’ll do this year as she takes the reins of the Paul Revere School tomorrow, Aug. 27, on the district’s first day of school....

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A solid century Carmela Ranno hits the 100-year mark

August 26, 2009
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A solid century Carmela Ranno hits the 100-year mark

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com One glass of red wine per day, that’s the ticket to longevity for Revere native and long-time resident Carmela Ranno, who turned 100 years old last Sunday, Aug. 23. “Everyone asks her how she lived to be so old,” said her daughter, Connie LaSala, 80, of Fernwood Avenue. “She enjoys...

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Back to school means preparing for another round of Swine Flu

August 26, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The Swine Flu may not have had its last oink just yet, as city and school officials are preparing plans for a possible re-emergence of the sickness during the first weeks of the new school year. Health Agent Nick Catinazzo said that a panel consisting of the Police Chief, the...

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Channel Surfing – Did he or didn’t he swim the English Channel in 1908?

August 26, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There was no greater, larger-than-life character in the character-rich history of Revere than that of Samuel Mahoney – an extraordinary swimmer and lifeguard on Revere Beach that has left the city with one of its most enduring, but forgotten, mysteries. Mahoney was an Irish immigrant who emerged on Revere Beach...

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Council has no taste for it – Meal’s tax increase unanimously voted down; could signal a loss of political capital for the mayor

August 14, 2009
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Council has no taste for it – Meal’s tax increase unanimously voted down;  could signal a loss of political capital for the mayor

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com An increase to the local meal’s tax wasn’t on the menu Monday night, as the City Council voted unanimously against it at the urging of several members of the local business community. Council President Dan Rizzo sat out of the discussion due to a potential conflict of interest with his...

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Right in the kisser – City loses its prolonged court case; damages top $750,000

August 14, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The city has lost its longstanding court case over legal fees in what began 16 years ago as a Constitutional free speech case with the Moon-Lite Reader adult bookstore. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Thomas Connolly ruled favorably for Moon-Lite on July 31, allowing them to claim $759,140 in legal fees,...

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Ruling could come any day; decision will impact several Revere residents

August 14, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com At one time, the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority was a simple toll-collecting agency, but now it has attracted the ire of many tollpayers and has prompted a lawsuit that many in Revere and the surrounding areas are joining. Beverly Attorney Jan Schlichtmann filed a class action lawsuit in Middlesex Superior Court...

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Eagle has an eye for Revere

August 5, 2009
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Eagle has an eye for Revere

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It was enough to make everyone in the Point of Pines put their hands over their hearts and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Last week, America’s national bird, the bald eagle – the undeniable symbol of American freedom – landed on Revere Beach and camped out on several houses in...

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Revere Beach becoming an unexpected bird sanctuary

August 5, 2009
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Revere Beach becoming an unexpected bird sanctuary

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There are quite a few rare birds on Revere Beach, but none with as interesting a story as the endangered Piping Plovers. The story of Revere Beach had been a sad one up until the mandatory Boston Harbor cleanup several years ago, and more recently, the careful attention that has...

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Talbot case slows with the summer – No significant developments expected until October or later

August 5, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The murder case of Revere Police Officer Dan Talbot has all but come to a quiet halt this summer. There have been no filings for months, the information sharing process between the prosecution and defense attorneys is nearly completed, and there have been no real revelations in the case, either...

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Opponents want to put the issue on November ballot

August 5, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Several residents in opposition to the Revere Public Schools’ new contraception policy at the school-based Health Center are collecting signatures and expect to have a question on the November ballot. Kathy Magno of Revere Street told the Journal that several members of the community – who earlier this year collected...

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