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City council president

August 17, 2007
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It is certain that when present city council president John Powers comes to the end of his term, either city councillor at large Dan Rizzo or George Colella will be the next council president. Colella hasn’t been lobbying his colleagues for votes, and it was expected that Rizzo would be next. In a recent...

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The mayor

August 17, 2007
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Rumors from a variety of sources persist about Mayor Ambrosino readying himself for a new position. No one can say with any certainty what that position might be, except to say, it will cause him to ultimately give up his mayor’s seat here – leaving Revere with a temporary mayor and a special election...

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The mayor’s short-term plans

August 6, 2007
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Persistent talk among most of the city’s political power brokers centers around the ambitions of Mayor Thomas Ambrosino. The mayor does not have a candidate to challenge him for re-election. He is home free for another term. However there is the belief that he is leaving for another position, and soon. The mayor will...

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BJ’s and apartment housing

August 2, 2007
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This city’s effort to keep people out by telling potential developers that we can’t accept new housing because the people moving into the city might have children who will need to go the public schools is all wet. This city cannot survive without growth. On the other hand, the $65 million BJ’s development proposal...

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Governor down the beach

August 2, 2007
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Governor Deval Patrick came to Revere Beach yesterday where he made a policy statement about the state’s future management of the beaches under the control of the Department of Conservation and Recreation. We trust and we hope the governor was serious, and that his visit here wasn’t yet another photo-op with the governor spouting...

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Street Paving, sidewalks, etc.

June 8, 2007
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Mayor Tom Ambrosino released the updated Capital Improvement Plan last week, and its entirety is available on the city’s website (www.revere.org). Among the highlights in the plan are the priorities for the street paving and sidewalk program. This summer, crews will finish up work on the Revere Street neighborhood, including: •Pomona Street •Stowers Street...

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Supreme Court denies city’s case

June 8, 2007
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The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the city’s case versus the adult video store, Moon-Lite Reader, which operates out of a storefront in Linden Square and formerly was located in Bell Circle. The city had filed a writ of certiorari earlier this year with the court to hear the case. The city...

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Dunkin Donuts Exposed

June 8, 2007
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For one drive-thru clerk, this was not the kind of tip she was looking for. Around 6 p.m. on May 30th, a man pulled around to the window of the Dunkin’ Donuts in Johnnie’s Foodmaster driving a brown motor vehicle. The clerk said he didn’t utter a word, but kept motioning towards his lap....

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House Parties

June 8, 2007
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Over the past few years, warm weather has meant more than outside activities in Revere. It has meant many more loud, late night parties. Police records over the past few years indicate that there are more complaints of loud house parties than in previous years. By our count, this year has been record setting....

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Basil runing for Petruccelli’s seat

May 30, 2007
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Carlo Basil announced last night that he will be seeking the state representative seat to be vacated by Anthony Petruccelli. Petruccelli’s victory in yesterday’s primary is expected to ignite a contest for his seat, which is confined to all of East Boston. Basil is a former high ranking Registry official with strong ties to...

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Rizzo loses Senate battle

May 29, 2007
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City Councillor Dan Rizzo lost his bid for State Senate on Tuesday by an unofficial margin of 2,349 votes. In a day of low voter turnout throughout the whole district, Rizzo unofficially got 5,193 votes to State Rep. Anthony Petruccelli’s 7,542 votes. Revere voters cast fewer than 5,000 ballots, which proved to be the...

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Lots of input on Red Sox incident

May 28, 2007
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Several people have responded to the article in the Journal and on this Blog about an incident on RHS Senior Day at the Red Sox game. There are more than 19 comments on the original entry – a very lively discussion about the use of alcohol among youths in the community and the consequences...

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Down to the wire

May 25, 2007
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Dan Rizzo and Anthony Petruccelli are going down to the wire this weekend, as the Memorial Day is not going to interfere with last minute campaigning. The showdown on Tuesday is likely to be decided by the size of the vote in Revere – with everything else following naturally. That is to say, if...

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Barrios leaving official

May 23, 2007
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State Senator Jarrett Barrios announced yesterday that he is going to resign his seat in the state senate to take over as the head of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation. Senator Barrios leaving creates a situation where a special election will be held to fil his empty seat. The district he represents includes...

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Down to the wire

May 21, 2007
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Dan Rizzo and Anthony Petruccelli are going down to the wire with a full slate of heavy campaigning for former senator Robert Travaglini’s empty seat. Despite major campaigns launched by both candidates, turnout is expected to be light. A heavier turnout in Revere boosts Rizzo’s chances of beating Petruccelli while a smaller turnout in...

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Bridge closing collosal hassle

May 21, 2007
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The closure of the General Edwards Bridge last weekend turned out to be a disaster for Revere people heading north and for North Shore people heading south. It does not appear that any thought whatsoever was given to the implications of the bridge closure by Revere or Lynn oficials, with no police posted to...

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Barrios leaving senate?

May 21, 2007
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Senator Jarrett Barrios is apparently set to leave his senate seat. Barrios, it is claimed, will be taking over an important state post offered to him by Governor Deval Patrick in the prison system or he will be taking a post in the private sector. Barrios’ resignation is expected within the next two weeks.

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Red Sox Incident

May 15, 2007
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Two RHS seniors didn’t get the taste of hops that they had hoped. Instead, they got a taste of real world consequences when they tried to buy beer at Fenway Park during a school-sponsored trip to the Red Sox game. Two senior girls were corralled by Fenway security for trying to get men to...

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GE Bridge to close this weekend

May 15, 2007
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced rather suddenly on Tuesday morning that they would be closing the General Edwards Bridge on Rt. 1A for the entire weekend. Revere Police Chief Terence Reardon told the Journal that the DCR informed him that they would close the bridge on Saturday morning at 3 a.m....

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DPW News and Notes

May 15, 2007
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City Councillor Ira Novoselsky’s Public Works Committee met on Monday night with DPW Superintendent Don Goodwin and Mayor Tom Ambrosino to discuss a number of issues on the public works front. •The city is preparing to come down on homeowners who have sump pumps hooked into the sewer system, a practice that is illegal...

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