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Revere Dairy

April 27, 2007
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When Revere developer Michael Venditto got approval some two years ago to build a nice new multi-use building on the Revere Dairy site on Broadway, he was handed a permit with some 17 conditions. Now, the building still isn’t built and the conditions have become so restrictive that Venditto isn’t sure if he’ll even...

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RHA off ‘troubled list’

April 27, 2007
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The Revere Housing Authority (RHA) got word from the federal government this week that they have been removed from the ‘troubled performer’ list. After compounding problems in the authority, in 2005 the RHA Board and federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials began negotiating changes. In January 2006, the RHA was put on the...

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Important Beach meeting tonight

April 24, 2007
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced yesterday that they are planning to close down the Boulevard to southbound traffic and west side parking for the next six months, starting on May 1. The restriction will run from Revere Street to Carey Circle – the entire northern half of Revere Beach. Tonight, Tuesday,...

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Billboard bashing

April 24, 2007
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City Councillors applauded Councillor George Rotondo’s motion Monday night that called for a change in the city ordinance that deals with billboards. The change would fine companies that leave their billboards torn, or out of date or just unsightly. Several billboards around the city have taken on an abandoned look from time to time,...

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Losing the House

April 24, 2007
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Recent statistics unearthed by the Journal and State Sen. Jarrett Barrios’s (D-Cambridge) office show that Revere has one of the highest rates of foreclosure in the state for a city its size, and one of the highest percentages of high-interest mortgages – mortgages that often lead to foreclosure proceedings. Some 52 percent of the...

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Copycat student removed

April 23, 2007
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School officials said they had to remove a middle schooler from one of the schools Monday for threatening to copy the actions taken at Virginia Tech last week by a disgruntled student. The middle schooler was apparently serving an in-school suspension when he told a teacher that he could relate to the Virginia Tech...

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Show some courage…

April 19, 2007
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Many may not have heard about a bill being proposed on Beacon Hill. The bill itself is a good idea, the practice it seeks to eliminate is just about the worst thing we’ve ever heard of, and yet another example of how the Internet can be a vehicle for those in our society without...

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Mayor taking post at State House?

April 18, 2007
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Mayor Ambrosino has apparently been considering an offer from the governor to take over the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Ambrosino, according to DCR officials who wished to remain unnamed, has been visiting the agency headquarters in Boston and familiarizing himself with its inner workings. If Ambrosino is in fact going to take the...

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Tax Deadline Extended

April 17, 2007
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Those of you rushing to the post office to file your taxes can rest easy – at least for the next 48 hours. Late Monday, the IRS decided to allow taxpayers affected by the winter storm in Massachusetts and other northeastern states an additional 48 hours to file their returns. So, tax returns don’t...

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Stormy Weather

April 16, 2007
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Storm surge nailed the coast of Beachmont and even pounded Revere Beach Monday morning – with the high tide mark at 11 a.m. producing some pretty dramatic waves. Winthrop Parkway was shut down Sunday night and the flood gates were closed early on. Waves began pounding the seawall from Roughan’s Point to Short Beach...

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Prom Party

April 16, 2007
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School police and school administrators have launched a full-scale investigation into an after prom party that went bad, apparently calling in scores of parents and kids during the course of the investigation last week. Officers and school officials interviewed a number of parents and RHS students last Thursday and Friday after sending out notices...

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Casella’s response

April 13, 2007
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Councillor Mark Casella has employed Revere Attorney Gerry D’Ambrosio to defend him against a possible charge of operating while under the influence of alcohol, and D’Ambrosio tells the Journal that they are confident Casella will not be charged with that crime. D’Ambrosio said that the accident – which happened early in the morning on...

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Police Training

April 13, 2007
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Calls came in Friday morning and afternoon about major police activity on the Boulevard. Revere Police affirmed that the police presence was just part of a training exercise for the SWAT unit, and not a response to any threat or accident. “There are at least 20 police officers dressed in black SWAT-like outfits just...

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Teacher of the Year

April 13, 2007
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Kindergarten teacher Ruthann Puppo got the tap as this year’s Joan Fox Manganiello Teacher of the Year this week. Puppo has taught in the Revere system for 35 years and is now teaching full-day kindergarten at the new Whelan School. She has taught everything from middle school to high school to kindergarten. “She is...

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Beach Meeting

April 13, 2007
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BEACH MEETING The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced that it will hold an update meeting for the Revere Beach Master Plan, specifically the second phase of construction work that began two weeks ago. Construction crews from D’Allesandro Contractors began work on the project again during the last wee of March, and...

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Street Sweeping Returns

April 13, 2007
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The city’s Street Sweeping program will begin on Monday, Patriot’s Day, April 16th and continue through to November. The first phase of the program will involve the annual Operation Clean Sweep and residents are directed to move their vehicles according to the signage on their street or risk being towed. The city has already...

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Staying away from ‘them’ – commentary

April 13, 2007
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Let’s get down to brass tacks about the middle school lottery situation. Everyone on the West side of the city is choosing the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) and simply won’t be swayed to send their child to either the Garfield or Rumney – where middle-schoolers have gone for the past decade or more. A...

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Middle School Lottery

April 13, 2007
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The Middle School lottery for fifth graders desiring to enter the Susan B. Anthony Middle School (SBA) next year has been tentatively scheduled for May 3. The lottery is to be held in the City Council chambers and an outside auditing firm will conduct the drawing. Before the lottery, there will be a chance...

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Enough hatefulness – commentary

April 12, 2007
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Isn’t it about time that some people around here begin to accept the fact that this isn’t the Revere of 1965? I am well acquainted with how difficult change is – especially large-scale change in one’s community – but enough is enough. After our front-page story this week on the Cambodian New Year celebration...

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Big Lou not involved

April 12, 2007
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Police are still investigating the shooting on Augustus Street that happened three weeks ago, and are looking for leads. The investigation has pretty much been turned over from local police to the State Police CPAC unit, according to Chief Terence Reardon. Officers, however, have ruled out the Big Lou as having any involvement in...

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