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Talbot case twist?

November 6, 2008
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A police official apparently close to the Talbot murder case prosecution claims that former Revere Police Sgt. Evan Franklin – one of those present when Talbot was shot to death behind Revere High School, and who apparently fled the scene, will be testifying for the defense. This would be an extraordinary development in the...

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Senator Kerry returned

November 5, 2008
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Senator John Kerry was returned by a wide margin.

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Congressman Ed Markey returned

November 5, 2008
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Congressman Ed Markey buried his opponent Libertarian John Cunningham. The difference between the two was about 8,000 with Markey scoring a huge vote of more than 11,000.

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Obama wins! Dog Racing out! Marijuana decriminalized! State Taxed

November 5, 2008
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It will be President Barack Obama. He won with 52% of the vote. Locally, Dog racing has been officially banned by voters by a wide margin. Obviously, Revere and Wonderland will be extremely affected by this mandate from the voters. Marijuana has been decriminalized. This another measure voters have approved that local police and...

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ELECTION DAY – GET OUT AND VOTE REVERE!

November 4, 2008
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Revere polling places were open early and lines formed immediately at many of them this morning on the day when America goes to the polls. If all things are equal. If the polls have been accurate – and many think they are – then Senator Barack Obama becomes president of the United States shortly...

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ZBA Denies Bill board request

November 3, 2008
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Last Wednesday, the Revere Zoning Board of Appeals denied the application seeking a billboard to be placed on Squire Road. At the council meeting this evening, the billboard proposal is apparently coming up for discussion.

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Maglione to speak at Public Works sub-committee this evening

November 3, 2008
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Joe Maglione has been put back to work at the city yard and began work today. He will be speaking at a subcommittee meeting at city hall which will be chaired by Ward 4 Councillor George Rotondo. They will discussing recommendations about how best to redeply Public Works employees. It is also expected that...

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Mayor turns down another job with state

November 3, 2008
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The Journal has learned that Mayor Thomas Ambrosino has turned down yet another job with the state. The most recent turned down job the mayor was offered regarded some sort of green initiative financed by a state agency and would have paid something in the vicinity of $110,000. Ambrosino was also offered the Department...

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Novoselsky moving out of the city?

November 3, 2008
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Repeated comments being made by those close to Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky say he is looking at property outside the city, is readying to retire and would likely leave rather than face a strong fight in the ward. This speculation comes on the heels of news a candidate is apparently set to run...

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Maglione versus Guinasso?

November 3, 2008
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The recent exoneration of Joe Maglione has caused the emergence of his wife, Karen, as a likely candidate for Ward 3 seat held by Arthur Guinasso. The Roosevelt Street resident stood by her husband’s side during an excruciating period when the family name was thrown around by many people in this city in office...

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Maglione vindication hint of things to come?

November 2, 2008
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The Ethics Commission “not guilty” verdict for former city year employee Joe Maglione is spawning some thoughtful talk around the city. Mainly, what is next for the other actors in this exceedingly bad play? Who will be harshly treated by the Ethics Committee? There are rumors floating around that Maglione’s wife will be running...

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The Squire Road bill board

November 2, 2008
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You have to watch closely who is for the proposed billboard on Squire Road and who is opposed – and you especially want to watch those who are leaning one way or another, like the ward councilor. No one is for a billboard. It is a matter for discussion, really, if you are against...

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Wonderland pays in full

November 2, 2008
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Wonderland Race Track wired more than $750,000 in back taxes due into the city treasury late Wednesday afternoon. This show of force by the track partners and owners has set them straight until the new year and the next round of taxes. Many people believe that the Suffolk Downs people who signed an option...

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Suspect taken into custody

October 2, 2007
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The Revere Police have apparently taken a young man into custody in connection with the murder of a Revere Police officer over the weekend. Revere police are scheduled to make an announcement at noon regarding the apparent arrest. Three additional suspects are being scrutinized, according to police. In addition, after receiving informatino about where...

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Theft and custodian suspensions at Whelan School

September 28, 2007
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A number of custodians at the Whelan School have been suspended without pay in connection with the alleged theft of 26 heavy copper doors which were apparently sold to scrap metal dealers in Chelsea. The doors, which came out of the old Whelan School and were to be used in a new school being...

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Opinion

September 28, 2007
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The alleged goings on by certain city yard employees have caused a wide variety of reaction. In city hall action this week, the city council basically shut the door on a public debate about issues regarding theft because Councillor George Rotondo named names. Naming names is one thing. Shutting the door on debate about...

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Casino gambling stepping closer

September 28, 2007
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The whether or not aspects of the big casino gambling question is not so hard to predict. It isn’t whether and it isn’t or not – the real and compelling question is when? When will the Legislature do the turn around around necessary to give the OK to the governor’s plan for licensing three...

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More on casino gambling

September 19, 2007
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Increasingly, the governor’s casino gambling initiative is looking like a chess game. Now the governor is telling us he may present the legislation allowing casino gambling to the senate before the house in order to sidestep the negativity of many house members, including the leadership. By sending the legislation to the senate first, the...

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Governor sanctioning gambling today

September 17, 2007
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Governor Deval Patrick is just hours away from announcing his plan for licensing casino gambling in the state. Over the weekend, numerous news agencies reported that the governor’s plan is to license three operators to run casinos in different georgraphic areas of the state. One such casino will be licensed for the Boston area,...

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Galluccio victorious; senator elect

September 11, 2007
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Cambridge City Councillor Anthony Galluccio beat all his rivals in the special election held Tuesday to fill the vacant seat formerly occupied by former Senator Jarrett Barrios. Senator-elect Galluccio won convincingly in Revere and in Everett. In Everett, he won by  more than 1,000. In Cambridge, voters gave Galluccio the edge. Long into the...

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