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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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A windfall on Ocean Avenue – Project receives a $20 million boost

February 25, 2010
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A windfall on Ocean Avenue – Project receives a $20 million boost

Governor Deval Patrick dropped another $20 million on the table for the Ocean Avenue development last week. The public announcement was made on the stairs on the ocean side of Wonderland Station by the governor. He was accompanied by Congressman Edward Markey, Mayor Thomas Ambrosino State Senator Anthony Petruccelli and Revere City Councillors Anthony...

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Governor makes political statement at Wonderland

February 25, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick asked State Senator Anthony Petruccelli to say a few words last week at Wonderland. “You know, governor,” Petruccelli said. “The help you’ve given Revere during the past three years surpasses all the help given to Revere in the past 16,” a decided swipe at the Republicans who preceded Patrick. Governor Patrick...

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These numbers are no game – City officials stress the importance of Census 2010

February 17, 2010
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These numbers are no game – City officials stress the importance of Census 2010

Everyone with a pulse in the City of Revere is being advised to fill out his or her U.S. Census form next month. Census 2010 reminder cards will be arriving in mailboxes around Revere any day now, and official Census forms will arrive in mid-March. The U.S. Census is completely confidential and conducted every...

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Iacoviello receives a life sentence

February 10, 2010
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Iacoviello receives a life sentence

Convicted cop killer Robert Iacoviello Jr. got little leniency from the court Friday afternoon when he was sentenced to concurrent prison terms in Cedar Junction State Prison. Judge Patrick Brady sentenced Iacoviello – who was found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Revere Police Officer Dan Talbot – to three years in...

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Mayor charts a course for the new decade

February 10, 2010
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Mayor charts a course for the new decade

Mayor Tom Ambrosino gave his shortest State of the City speech to date on Monday and he spoke about the future and the inevitable. Some of the inevitable he touched on in the speech included trash fees, revisiting the meal’s tax increase and revamping health insurance via Plan Design. “My priority is not to...

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Removing the ‘R’ word from our vocabulary

February 10, 2010
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The war of words in American culture could be the topic of a great book and probably already is a book somewhere on the stacks of some college library. The history of the English language in America is one in which acceptable words become offensive in less than a generation, spawning new descriptions and...

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Iacoviello found guilty of second-degree murder

February 2, 2010
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Iacoviello found guilty of second-degree murder

Robert Iacoviello Jr., 22, will now live in prison. A jury in Boston’s Suffolk County Superior Court returned a verdict of guilty on the charge of second-degree murder for Iacoviello around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, after three full days of deliberation. He was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm. He was found...

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Mayor, unions try to come together on health package

February 2, 2010
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While health insurance reform is on the national table, the city and its unions are also discussing some major changes in the way that health insurance is offered to city employees. As the administration has bemoaned for years, health insurance has become the single, most expensive proposition each year in the City Budget. Increases...

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Chief, mayor say officers involved have suffered enough; no further disciplinary action will be taken

February 2, 2010
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One of the most shocking revelations in the Officer Dan Talbot murder trial has not been the evidence, but rather the conduct of the Revere Police before and after the shooting. It has been disclosed that officers were drinking in their vehicle on the way home from a work-related shooting range event. That they...

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