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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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Circus Smirkus brings its ‘big top fairy tale’ to Revere this weekend; tickets are selling fast

July 31, 2009
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Circus Smirkus brings its ‘big top fairy tale’  to Revere this weekend; tickets are selling fast

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Revere’s favorite big top act, Circus Smirkus, is but a few days away and tickets are available but going fast for shows this Friday and Saturday. Shows will be at 1 and 7 p.m. on both days, July 31 and August 1, under the big top at the Beachmont School,...

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Rosa enters Council race; ballot is finalized

July 31, 2009
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Rosa enters Council race; ballot is finalized

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The names just keep coming out of the woodwork in the City Council-at-Large race this year. Late last week, Pines resident Linda Rosa announced that she is retiring from the office of State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli (D-Eastie) in order to mount a run for City Council. Rosa was the first...

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Mayor says a trash fee is inevitable

July 31, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com One man’s trash might soon become one politician’s revenue stream. With local governments looking for money like a starving animal looks for food, just about everything is on the table when it comes to taxation and fees. One fee that Mayor Tom Ambrosino said the city wouldn’t be able to...

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Hoping to make a revolutionary discovery Archaeologists will try to find the HMS Diana and rewrite the history surrounding the Battle of Chelsea Creek

July 22, 2009
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Hoping to make a revolutionary discovery Archaeologists will try to find the HMS Diana and rewrite the history surrounding the Battle of Chelsea Creek

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Just over 234 years ago, men who would come to be known as American patriots (but at the time were called “rebels”) lined up with muskets on the hill that has become known as Orient Heights. In 1775, it was called Noddles Island, and the American rebels had been burning...

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The city clerk’s post – What a difference a week makes

July 22, 2009
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The city clerk’s post – What a difference a week makes

By Joshua Resnek editor@reverejournal.com Political commitments have a way of changing from hour to hour when an important appointment requires six votes of the Revere City Council. Such is the case this week with at least five councilors giving their support to former Mayor and now City Councilor-at-Large Robert Haas for the recently vacated...

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Henry will serve as interim clerk

July 22, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Former City Clerk John Henry is once again the city clerk. The City Council voted Monday 10-0 to elect retired City Clerk John Henry as a temporary city clerk to serve without pay, temporarily staving off a major political battle between councillors over who to elect as the next city...

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Beacon Hill lawmakers to determine if city can scrap its Preliminary Election

July 22, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Hold those ballots. While the city pursues the ability to cancel the September preliminary election, those on Beacon Hill indicated that it isn’t a done deal just yet. “Once all the signatures are certified and once that happens, we’ll be looking at these requests on a case-by-case basis to see...

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Sandcastle Festival is underway

July 16, 2009
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Sandcastle Festival is underway

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The sandscrapers, carvers and five-gallon buckets are out, and master sculptors have already begun work at the sixth annual New England Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach – the city’s signature event of the year. According to coordinators Adrienne Maguire, president of the Revere Beach Partnership, and Erin Lynch of...

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Revere’s recorder – Henry retires as City Clerk, ending a 31-year career as the institutional memory of the city

July 16, 2009
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Revere’s recorder – Henry retires as City Clerk, ending a 31-year career as the institutional memory of the city

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com At the next City Council meeting on July 20, there will be a noticeable difference in personnel. No city councillors will be missing, but for the first time in more than 30 years, former City Clerk John Henry won’t be coordinating the meeting. Henry submitted his letter of resignation to...

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Is there a lot of interest in succeeding Henry? Oh, yeah

July 16, 2009
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By Seth Daniel and Joshua Resnek The opening in the city clerk’s position won’t remain unplugged for very long if several candidates already jockeying for the position have anything to say about it. Already, some five candidates have stepped forward either formally or informally. First in line is Ashley Melnik, who has worked as an...

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Extra strength – Eustace is Boston’s Mr. Coffee

July 8, 2009
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Extra strength – Eustace is Boston’s Mr. Coffee

By Cary Shuman editor@reverejournal.com Joe DiMaggio had nothing on Bob Eustace of Revere. Eustace may be the real Mr. Coffee, Boston’s true authority on the subject of the world’s most famous breakfast drink. For the past five years, Eustace has owned and operated Polcari’s Coffee, Tea, and Spices, a retail grocery shop that specializes...

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At the Cronin Rink, there’s no such thing as an off-season

July 8, 2009
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By Pete Legasey For the Journal It may be summer, but there is still plenty of action on the ice at Cronin Rink. Rink manager John Carroll told the Journal this week that the use of the rink has gone up this summer by nearly a third over last year, which bodes well for...

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Mayor closes the book on 2010 city budget; fears loom about ‘11

July 8, 2009
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By Joshua Resnek editor@reverjournal.com If Revere were a hostage about to be executed and the budget process a firing squad, then it could be said that the city dodged death following this year’s budget-making process. In fact, the city dodged many bullets, that is, it escaped the most drastic cuts and wholesale chops with...

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Private eyes

July 3, 2009
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Private eyes

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It’s been a long while since a Revere police officer had a regular walking beat on Broadway, but in some of the hardest fiscal times the city has faced, a police officer is hoofing the walking beat, courtesy of private money. Broadway has become a troublesome area for shoppers and...

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