Open Casting Call for ‘Deal Or No Deal’

June 20, 2009
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Do you have nerves of steel?  A killer instinct?  Raw intuition and an amazing personality? Do you want the chance to win $1 million dollars?! Come to the Open Casting Call for the hit TV show DEAL OR NO DEAL on Saturday, June 20th at the Seaport Hotel! Boston Casting is looking for high-energy,...
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‘A great place to stay’ – Glossy tourism brochure unveiled at Chamber of Commerce breakfast

June 20, 2009
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‘A great place to stay’ – Glossy tourism brochure unveiled at Chamber of Commerce breakfast

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The face of Revere tourism has gotten a lift. Through a state grant from Mass Highway, the city and the Revere Travel and Tourism Council have produced a new tourism brochure highlighting the city’s proximity to Boston, its restaurants and hotels, and its crown jewel – Revere Beach. Paul Rupp,...
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All that was right – Friends of the late Louis Grieco want community to focus on his positives, not his wrongful conviction

June 20, 2009
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All that was right – Friends of the late Louis Grieco want community to focus on his positives, not his wrongful conviction

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Louis Grieco didn’t do it. Those are the words that the Revere resident, who was wrongfully convicted of the murder of Teddy Deegan in 1965 due to the testimony of a rogue FBI informant, longed to see in the Revere Journal one day. However, after serving 29 years for a...
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Revere seventh-graders take part in state science fair

June 20, 2009
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Revere seventh-graders take part in state science fair

Journal Staff Report This past Saturday, June 6, three young Revere scientists competed against 218 of the best science fair projects from all six geographic regions in the state – and they brought home some hardware. Again, as with the regional fair held last month, the Revere students – all seventh-graders, who are pictured...
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Personally, it couldn’t have ended better for Mondello – Revere resident helps lead St. Mary’s to a state championship

June 20, 2009
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Personally, it couldn’t have ended better for Mondello – Revere resident helps lead St. Mary’s to a state championship

Story and Photos by Cary Shuman Kristen Mondello had done it all during a superb career in the St. Mary’s High School (Lynn) softball program. She was a three-year starting shortstop, a cleanup hitter, team captain, and Catholic Central League All-Star who led her team to a North sectional title and the state semifinals...
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Rotondo Was Right – His GPS plan pays dividends

June 20, 2009
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Many months ago when Councillor George Rotondo requested that the city install surveillance devices and GPS tracking devices to stop the theft of city property from the Department of Public Works (DPW) city yard, he was ridiculed, and in some quarters, demonized. Last week, even his detractors conceded that had it not been for...
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A Super Supermarker – Market Basket opens in Chelsea

June 20, 2009
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The Largest supermarket in New England is now open for business in Chelsea on the site of the old Market Basket, just off Everett Avenue. The new Market Basket is an extraordinary store, with a bakery, a full-time sushi chef, a coffee shop where shoppers can stop for a latte – and the other...
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Obituaries – 06/18/09

June 20, 2009
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Amelia ‘Bobbie’ Brogna Chaplain of Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post Amelia “Bobbie” (Caruso) Brogna of Malden, formerly of Saugus and Revere, died on June 15. The past chaplain of Ladies Auxiliary VFW Staff Sgt. Arthur F. DeFranzo Post 2346 of Saugus, she was the wife of the late Joseph Brogna; loving mother of Joseph Brogna...
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Carpenter nailed for stealing signs from the City Yard

June 10, 2009
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Carpenter nailed for stealing signs from the City Yard

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com If the Revere Department of Public Works (DPW) were a potato, then all of its thousands of eyes would be blackened. The department suffered yet another black eye this week when longtime DPW carpenter Michael Ferragamo, 47, of 65 McKinley St., was arrested and charged with numerous felonies related to...
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Increase is bad, although not as bad as anticipated

June 10, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The panic over a 20 percent increase in water and sewer rates has been quelled, but ratepayers will still have quite an increase on their hands this July. Mayor Tom Ambrosino indicated to the City Council last week that the proposed residential water and sewer rate would be $11.59, up...
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The Standard – Raduazzo sets the example by which all cab owners and operators should follow

June 10, 2009
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The city needs to create a fair playing field for everyone who wants to own and operate a cab here. The police department being shorthanded, as the chief noted at City Hall last week, isn’t a valid excuse for the regulation sloppiness. As we see it, Bobby Raduazzo of Patriot Taxi is the example...
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Historical Perspective – Remembering D-Day, June 6, 1944

June 10, 2009
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June 6, 1944. Revere, Massachusetts – moments after the announcement over the radio that the invasion of Europe had begun to spread. Men and women throughout this city with sons and daughters in the armed forces fell to their knees where they stood and prayed, cried or simply collapsed. The thought of it was...
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Obituaries – 05/09/09

June 10, 2009
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Donna Rauseo Massport Administrative Assistant Donna M. (Morash) Rauseo of East Boston died on June 9. She was a former employee of East Boston’s APAC and an administrative assistant at Massport. The beloved wife of John J. Rauseo, with whom she shared 27 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Rocco Rauseo...
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Fines and tickets are on the verge of being increased

June 4, 2009
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Fines and tickets are on the verge of being increased

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Parking tickets and related fines will most likely increase if the city gets its way today, Wednesday, June 3. The Traffic Commission will meet on June 3 in order to discuss several increases to various traffic offenses. The largest increase will be tickets for parking in a bus stop, which...
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Patriot tennis teams compete in state tourneys

June 4, 2009
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Patriot tennis teams compete in state tourneys

The 16th seeded Revere High (RHS) boys tennis team took on top-seeded and top-ranked Concord Carlisle in the opening round of the MIAA Division 1 North State Tennis Tournament Saturday. Although the Patriots lost their match by a 5-0 score at Concord, RHS head coach Mike Flynn said the early exit from the tourney...
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DPW chief, councillor offer two versions of incident

June 4, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It was a case of the boys behaving badly, and at a wake to boot. City Councillor-at-Large John Correggio and Department of Public Works (DPW) Superintendent Don Goodwin clashed in a minor altercation last Thursday evening at the wake of former City Councillor Bill Flynn’s wife – with both men...
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Increase is the smallest in a decade; more cuts loom

June 4, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Calling it the toughest budget he has ever assembled in his nine years as the city’s top official, Mayor Tom Ambrosino released a city budget Monday that totaled $128.417 million, an increase of $1.643 million over last year’s budget (1.3 percent). The mayor indicated that the budget increase was really...
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An Embarrassment – City officials should know better

June 4, 2009
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The recent altercation between Department of Public Works Director Don Goodwin and Councillor-at-Large John Correggio at a wake at a local funeral home is an outrage to the sensibilities of everyone in this city who show proper respect for the dead when in their presence. We cannot think of a single valid reason for...
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The Brotherhood – Firefighters should bypass a small pay raise to save jobs from their ranks

June 4, 2009
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Firefighters think of themselves as one big extended family – a brotherhood of sorts. And so we are left to wonder, why won’t Revere firefighters put off a small pay raise next year in order to save the jobs of seven brothers? The city will lay off seven firefighters soon as it struggles to...
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Obituaries – 06/03/09

June 4, 2009
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Bernice Gordon Revere resident Bernice I. (Lawrence) Gordon of Revere died on May 29. She was the beloved wife of the late Maurice Gordon; loving sister of Virginia Resca of Florida, Donald Lawrence of South Yarmouth, Fred Lawrence of California and the late Josephine Brooks and Herbert Lawrence; and fond aunt of Andrea Brooks...
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Sun days – New-look Revere Beach is officially open for business

May 28, 2009
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Sun days – New-look Revere Beach is  officially open for business

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com   Memorial Day has come and, with it, Revere Beach has officially opened for the season. And if the rest of the season turns out to be like late last week and the holiday weekend, then it will be a banner year down the beach. Last Thursday saw temperatures soar...
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Revere Roundup

May 28, 2009
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Revere Roundup

RHS girls tennis team reaches tourney The Revere High (RHS) girls tennis team won three of its five matches in a very busy week of play to finish the season with a 9-9 record and qualify for the state tournament, marking the first time in quite a while that a Lady Patriot tennis squad...
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In one ear, out the other – Despite strong warnings, two dozen RHS students charged with underage drinking

May 28, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com   After all the warnings, all the precautions and all of the lectures surrounding last Thursday’s senior prom, Revere school officials are hanging their heads in dismay as news trickles in from Maine about 28 Revere High School (RHS) students charged with underage drinking at an after-prom beer bust in...
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Newly-formed group is raising money for Beachmont Park

May 28, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com   The Beachmont Improvement Committee (BIC) is starting big and hoping to get the community’s support. The organization is embarking on construction of a new sitting park called the Beachmont Community Park at Douglas Cummings Square, located on the site of the former library branch and the former police substation,...
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