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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John Henry’s Legacy – He served with dignity and honesty

July 16, 2009
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The retirement of City Clerk John Henry marks a moment in the city’s modern history when it is losing one of its most capable public servants. It has been more than 31 years since Mr. Henry was given his position by the Revere City Council. His appointment, at the time, was a political act...
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So, Who’s next? – Quality candidates emerge

July 16, 2009
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Six votes of the City Council will determine who takes over the position where John Henry left off last Friday. It is Mr. Henry’s hope that he will be succeeded by someone who knows the job, who is devoted to it, who would remain exclusively driven by it and whom he trained and whom...
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Obituaries – 07/16/09

July 16, 2009
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Alessandro Santosuosso, 93 Longtime member of DAV national association Alessandro “Alexander” Santosuosso, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly on July 12 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 93 years old. Born and raised in Revere and a 1933 graduate of Revere High School, he joined the US Army Air Force...
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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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Young players attend Yawkey League game

July 8, 2009
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Young players attend Yawkey League game

Yawkey League team owner-coach of the Malden Bulldogs and Revere businessman, Dr. Kevin McGovern of McGovern Physical Therapy Associates of 385 Broadway, Revere, welcomed some All-Star baseball players from St. Mary’s Cal Ripken on June 30 to catch some of the local area’s top college players, including Revere’s own Mark Addessa from Suffolk University....
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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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A Summer Without – Lousy forecasts and dampened spirits

July 8, 2009
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This is the summer that has never really arrived, the ghost that cannot be seen, the cat that isn’t let out of the proverbial bag. The summer is all bottled up somewhere, lurking inside a flask like a precious brew, too expensive to be poured right now or no one around to let the...
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Obituaries – 07/07/09

July 8, 2009
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Michael Valletta, 72 Owned and operated Michael A. Valletta Plumbing of Saugus Michael A. Valletta of East Boston, formerly of Saugus, died on July 2, following a long illness, at Kindred Hospital in Boston. He was 72 years old. Born and raised in East Boston, he was a graduate of East Boston High School,...
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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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Ciccarello will succeed Nichinello as head coach of the Patriots

July 3, 2009
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Ciccarello will succeed Nichinello as head coach of the Patriots

By Cary Shuman Joe Ciccarello has been named as the new head coach of the Revere High School (RHS) softball team. Athletic Director Keith Correia and Principal Dr. David DeRuosi made the appointment on June 18. Ciccarello succeeds coach Joe Nichinello at the helm of the program. Nichinello has been the varsity softball coach...
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A shore thing – CruisePort and Norwegian Spirit form a winning partnership

July 3, 2009
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A shore thing – CruisePort and Norwegian Spirit form a winning partnership

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Every Friday at 4 p.m., a huge cruise ship’s horn sounds in Boston Harbor. In fact, one might be able to step out on his porch and hear that horn if he listens carefully. That’s how close the Massport Cruise Terminal and the Norwegian Spirit – the terminal’s newest and...
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The Fourth of July ‘09 – Celebrating our 233rd year of independence

July 3, 2009
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This year marks the 233rd year of American Independence. It has been the best of years. It has been the worst of years. It is to be a summer filled with great hope. It is to be a summer that won’t be without major despair. The nation is a vastly changed place from what...
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Expansion proposal would create three six-team divisions

July 3, 2009
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By Cary Shuman The Northeastern Conference may be growing. Revere High Athletic Director Correia said all five Greater Boston League schools - Everett, Medford, Malden, Cambridge, and Somerville – have expressed an interest in joining the Northeastern Conference (NEC). Masconomet Regional, the largest school in the Cape Ann League, has also formally applied for...
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Obituaries – 06/01/09

July 3, 2009
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Marjorie Stanley Revere resident Marjorie (Flanagan) Stanley of Revere died on June 29. She was the beloved wife of Richard; devoted mother of Richard of Revere, Robert and his wife, Donna, of Saugus, Debi of Revere, Marjorie and her husband, Lawrence, of Lynnfield and Ronald of Revere; dear sister of John and his wife,...
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Mr. Q pens the final verse

June 24, 2009
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Mr. Q pens the final verse

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Many years ago on the streets of the North End and the old West End, Paul Revere Principal Nick Quaratiello began his working career at 6 years old by barking out prices for his uncle’s fruit and vegetable pushcart. Next week, on June 30, Quaratiello will finish his working career...
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MassCap canceled as track fights to save jobs, maintain daily schedule

June 24, 2009
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By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com After two consecutive runs of the Massachusetts Handicap (MassCap) in 2007 and 2008 at Suffolk Downs Racetrack in East Boston, horseracing fans thought the famed race was back for good. However, the race, which featured historic wins by Seabiscuit and Cigar, is not immune to the country’s economic downturn. Last...
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Hold card – At present, there is little authorities can do about phone card/poker machines

June 24, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com If it looks like a poker machine and acts like a poker machine, then it must not be a poker machine. New games of chance that resemble video poker machines have popped up at several convenience stores around the city in the last few months, and police say their hands...
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Firefighters give up clothing allowance to save seven jobs

June 24, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Everyone’s heard of the Naked Gun and maybe even the Naked Fish, but so far, there hasn’t been any instances of the Naked Firefighter. That will change, technically, as Revere firefighters have agreed to give up their annual clothing allowance – worth about 2.5 percent of their base salary –...
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A Great Decision – RFD shows its true colors

June 24, 2009
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The Revere Fire Department rank and file has done the right thing in a big way in order to save the jobs of a half-dozen of their colleagues by making a deal with the city to forgo contractual obligations. This is big medicine for their colleagues, who would certainly have lost their jobs. It...
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Two-way Street? – When it comes to take-home vehicles, both sides of the debate are well represented

June 24, 2009
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There has been an ongoing debate going on at City Hall between Police Chief Terence Reardon and former Police Officer Charlie Patch, now Councilor Patch and Mayor Thomas Ambrosino. Patch believes giving commanding officers what turns out to be private automobiles to drive to their homes at the city’s expense is a waste of...
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Obituaries – 06/24/09

June 24, 2009
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Lee Zolla, 60 Verizon retiree, founded Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troops 25. Lee J. Zolla, a lifelong resident of Revere, died unexpectedly on June 23 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett. He was 60 years old. Born in Winthrop, he was the son of Eleanor (Guilfoyle) Zolla of Revere and the late...
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