Will Voters Hold ‘em or Fold ‘em?: Historic Vote on Mohegan Sun Slated to Take Place on Tuesday

February 19, 2014
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Will Voters Hold ‘em or Fold ‘em?: Historic Vote on Mohegan Sun Slated to Take Place on Tuesday

The Special Election for the casino referendum already has a major head start in voting this week as some 601 absentee ballots had been filed with the Election Department by Tuesday afternoon. There was still time to file more absentee ballots, but the 601 figure is 100 ballots more than were filed in the...

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Casino Opponents Focus on Problems at Last Week’s Rally

February 19, 2014
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Casino Opponents Focus on Problems at Last Week’s Rally

With larger than life yellow ‘No Casino’ signs posted last week at f the First Congregational Church – signs that showed Paul Revere yelling “The Problems Are Coming” – anti-casino advocates decried the problems they see on the horizon if a casino is allowed in the upcoming Feb. 25 referendum vote. With Revere’s Joe...

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City Officials Make Push at Neighborhood Meetings

February 19, 2014
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City officials and Mohegan Sun executives – including the company’s chief executive officer – hit the campaign trail this week greeting residents  and asking voters to get out and vote ‘yes’ for the casino proposal in the Feb. 25 citywide referendum. Chief among those gatherings was Monday night at the Jack Satter House, where...

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Boy Scouts Are Asked to Leave St. Anthony’s

February 19, 2014
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They say no good turn goes unpunished and the recently revived Revere Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troop are trying to figure out why their good turns were rejected recently by St. Anthony’s Church. Several Scout volunteers contacted the Journal about the eviction of the Scouts from the Church, and Troop 15 Cub Scout...

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Carpenters Council Files Bid Protest on Hill School; May Delay Groundbreaking

February 19, 2014
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Groundbreaking on the new Hill School could be imperiled if a bid protest by the New England Council of Carpenters makes any traction at the Attorney General’s Office. Organizers for the Carpenters – which represents 28,000 workers in New England, including Revere – said they had filed an official bid protest with the AG...

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The Casino Vote Is next Tuesday

February 19, 2014
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The decision of whether to have a casino located at Suffolk Downs will be decided next Tuesday by the Revere voters. In the last few weeks, the campaigns both for the casino and against have been intensifying. The major campaigns undertaken by both groups speak strongly about the importance of this issue.  Local voters...

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Police Briefs 02-19-2014

February 19, 2014
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Monday, Feb. 10 Jose Luis Pineiro, 38, of Everett, was charged with operating a motor vehicle a suspended license. Melissa Buckley, 28, of 187 Cooledge St., was arrested on one warrant. Allen Johnson, 23, of 50 Fernwood Ave., was charged with violating a abuse prevention order. Tuesday, Feb. 11 Joseph Derek Proia, 28, of...

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RHS Sports Roundup

February 19, 2014
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RHS hockey team wins appeal; to play in tourney “All’s well that ends well,” is a truism that was never more aptly-applied than in the outcome last week of the Revere High hockey team’s appeal to the MIAA regarding a player eligibility issue that had threatened to deprive the Patriots of their hard-earned chance...

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Obituaries 02-19-2014

February 19, 2014
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Michael Ranaudo Account Manager; Of Winthrop, formerly of Revere Michael J. Ranaudo of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 13. He was 47 years old. He attended Revere schools, graduated from Rogers High School in Newport, RI and worked for SecurAmerica LLC as an Account Manager in Boston. He was...

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Rosa Is in for State Rep. Seat

February 13, 2014
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Rosa Is in for State Rep. Seat

“Let’s be honest!” It’s been my guiding principal in serving the people of Revere for 25 years, first as a member of the Revere School Committee followed by my election to three terms on the Revere City Council, then as Revere’s Legislative Aide for Senate President Robert Travaglini, and then a Legislative Aide to...

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Attraction to Necco Much Sweeter This Year

February 13, 2014
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Attraction to Necco Much Sweeter This Year

There is likely no candy that says ‘Valentine’s Day’ quite as well as a Necco Sweetheart, and while the Revere company is front and center during the lover’s holiday, February at the factory is a very quiet time. All the Sweethearts have been made – with production on them ramping up as early as...

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A Revere Love Story

February 13, 2014
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A Revere Love Story

All too often marriage vows fall short of the promise of “until death do us part,” but in the case of one man and his late wife, those vows went through a long and happy life – and then even beyond the grave. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Revere resident and East Boston...

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City Preparing to File Amendement for Water and Sewer Decree

February 13, 2014
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The City is preparing to file an amendment with the U.S. Department of Justice to its costly consent decree related to historic water and sewer violations. Mayor Dan Rizzo said the administration and the City Solicitor’s Office will submit an amendment to lengthen the time the City has to complete the full array of...

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New High School Top Priority for Casino Dollars

February 13, 2014
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Supt. Paul Dakin and Mayor Dan Rizzo said this week that one of the first things on the docket if casino monies come to Revere would be a new high school. In a letter to the Journal, Dakin wrote that the mayor has indicated he would support spending monies on a new high school...

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Snow and Cold: A Tough Winter, but We’re up for It

February 13, 2014
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When we were younger, we never truly understood what our grandmother meant when she would say, “It’s been a long, hard winter.” In a child’s world, a big snowstorm means no school, which would leave us free to go sledding, build igloos in the mounds of snow created by the snow plows, and roam...

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Police Briefs 02-12-2014

February 13, 2014
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MONDAY,FEBRUARY 3 Paul A. Nestor, 39, of 44 Bellingham Ave., was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Matthew Wilkins, 29, of 320 Prospect Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of larceny over $250 and credit card fraud over $250. A...

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RHS Hockey Team Qualifies for Tourney

February 13, 2014
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Although the Revere High hockey team is awaiting word on their appeal to the MIAA on a player eligibility question, the Patriots continued to forge ahead in a positive manner, defeating Northeast Regional Vocational School 6-0 Saturday evening at Cronin Rink to qualify for the post-season state tournament. The victory was a fitting conclusion...

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Obituaries 02-12-2014

February 13, 2014
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Alice Miller Of Florida, formerly of Revere Alice R. (Sasso) Miller of Palm Harbor, Florida, formerly of Revere, passed away on January 25 under the care of hospice. She was 88 years old. Mrs. Miller was born and raised in Revere and was the beloved wife of the late Robert James Miller; dear sister...

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Immaculate Conception School Celebrates Catholic School Week

February 5, 2014
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Immaculate Conception School Celebrates Catholic School Week

Immaculate Conception School celebrates Catholic School Week with an ice cream sundae party. Pictured  are Immaculate Conception students along with IC ‘s Father George.

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Sharing a Laugh and 100 Years

February 5, 2014
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Sharing a Laugh and 100 Years

Revere’s Sal Santoro has a lifetime of memories and stories that he often shares around the Revere Senior Center, and on Tuesday he was able to share his 100th birthday with his many friends and family members at the Center. A veteran of World War II in France and Germany – and also a...

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City Struggles to Fund Fire Union Award

February 5, 2014
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The City will have to dip into the Rainy Day Fund to the tune of $1.65 million to pay a recently awarded contract settlement to the Revere Firefighter’s Union – a settlement that includes $2 million in retroactive pay and one that was far in excess of the City’s final offer. The firefighters have...

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Suffolk Downs Opens Doors for RHS Graduation

February 5, 2014
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With the Harry Della Russo Stadium likely out of commission this June, Suffolk Downs has stepped up to the plate to allow this year’s senior class at Revere High School to use the track’s facilities for graduation exercises. Graduation will be moved to a Thursday this year, away from the traditional Wednesday exercises, to...

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An Arms-Length Transaction

February 5, 2014
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The often used word in today’s jargon when one talks about the city or state or federal government is “transparency.”  Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner James McHugh has said publicly at the Commission’s regular meeting that what the  officials from Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun have been saying publicly is indeed the case — the facility...

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Police Briefs 02-05-2014

February 5, 2014
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Monday, Jan. 27 No Arrests Reported Tuesday, Jan. 28 Allen Jefferson, 23, of 50 Fernwood Ave., was charged with home invasion, assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime. Daniel Cote, 24, of Peabody, was charged with home invasion, assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime. Jennifer Murch, 30, of Gloucester,...

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