Dakin’s number crunching reveal stark findings

March 25, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The city’s liberal residential zoning decisions over the past few decades has finally come home to roost, said Superintendent of School Paul Dakin, as the school population has surged and the poverty level in the city has risen much higher than it was 10 years ago. Dakin said he has...
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RPS receives $5.25 million in Stimulus money from the state

March 25, 2009
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Journal Staff Report Federal stimulus money has trickled down to the Revere School Department via an announcement from Gov. Deval Patrick last Thursday. Revere got $5.25 million from the state’s allotment of stimulus money, which was the fourth highest amount given out statewide. Only larger districts like Worcester, Springfield and Brockton received larger amounts....
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Obituaries – 03-25-2009

March 25, 2009
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Angelo Consolo Past President of Revere Little League Angelo J. Consolo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on his birthday, March 23. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a US Postal Service Police Department employee for more than 40 years, past president and a member of the Revere Little...
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Give Us A Sign – City should have been notified about billboard plan

March 25, 2009
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The MBTA has announced a program that is intended to sell enough new billboard spaces on T properties to bring in millions of dollars of new revenue. Regrettably, Revere is one of those cities where the T is planning to sell new spaces for billboards. In all likelihood, the billboard spaces will be sold...
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Cap on Salaries? – The time might be right

March 25, 2009
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The time is rapidly approaching when Revere and all the cities and towns in the commonwealth will no longer be able to afford the bloated salaries of those municipal employees earning more than $90,000 a year. Middle echelon municipal employees earning in the $60,000 range and everyone below don’t cost the city nearly as...
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Charles Anderson Jr., publisher, printer, athlete, involved in community, was 81 years old

March 12, 2009
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Charles Anderson Jr., publisher, printer, athlete, involved in community, was 81 years old

As a young man coming out of this city when it was a far different place than it is today, Charlie Anderson Jr. was a professional fighter. A strong, fit man, he fought in the featherweight class 15 fights outdoors at Somerville’s Dilboy Stadium, during the heyday of boxing. He retired at 26.
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Let the debate begin again; Cahill makes a play for parlors

March 12, 2009
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Let the debate begin again; Cahill makes a play for parlors

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The lemons and cherries are lining up for another hot debate on slot machines, with State Treasurer Tim Cahill starting out the discussion last week when he proposed a plan for slot parlors to the state Legislature. Once again, that plan has Revere right in the middle of the debate...
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Patriots edged in sectional semifinals

March 12, 2009
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Patriots edged in sectional semifinals

In the world of the state high school athletic tournaments, it is axiomatic that there can only be one team left standing to hold the championship trophy. For everybody else, it’s wait ‘til next year. However, despite their 2-1 loss to Lincoln Sudbury last Tuesday in the semifinals of the Division 2 North Sectional,...
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School Committee approves contraception program – Strong opinions voiced by people on both sides of the debate

March 12, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The Revere School Committee has voted recently to allow the Mass General’s school-based health center in Revere High School (RHS) to dispense contraceptive services to students enrolled in the center. Those services will include condoms, birth control pills, birth control shots and even emergency contraception pills (the morning after pill),...
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Companions is taking reservations for St. Paddy’s bash

March 12, 2009
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Journal Staff Report One of Broadway’s longest running acts, Companions Restaurant, has completed a two- week remake of its menu and is expected to kick off the new era with a March 17th St. Patrick’s Day all-day affair. During the past six months, following a total renovation of the interior space, including the remaking...
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The Senator’s Visit – Petruccelli appears before the City Council

March 12, 2009
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State Senator Anthony Petruccelli’s visit to Revere Monday evening before the City Council detailed the state’s effort to raise the gasoline tax in order to mitigate severe roadway and tunnel tolls. Petruccelli is a persuasive and well-informed speaker, and as a senator, Revere can rely upon him to do the right thing on Beacon...
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It Won’t be Missed – Moon-Lite Reader closes down

March 12, 2009
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The pornography store on Squire Road has closed. Its death was met with satisfaction by those who fought so hard to keep it from coming to Revere. Its death was a sign that such a store had outlived its usefulness. Internet pornography has replaced the old-fashioned adult bookstore with all the fixings. And yet,...
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Obituaries

March 12, 2009
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Barbara Teodorczyk, 72 Waitress, meat wrapper Barbara L. (Downing) Teodorczyk of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on March 9 at the Hunt Skilled Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was 72 years old. She was born in Chelsea and was a Chelsea resident until moving to Lynn in 1974. Prior to her retirement, she...
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Mechanics, parts dealers enjoy increased business

March 5, 2009
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Mechanics, parts dealers enjoy increased business

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com In recent years, the old image of the shade tree mechanic, or driveway mechanic, had been supplanted by a car industry in which people exchanged cars every few years rather than maintaining them at a commercial garage or with their own hands. The access to easy and quick financing from...
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Attorney questions police relationship with key witness; Several pieces of new information become public as trial date nears

March 5, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com One defense attorney in the Officer Daniel Talbot murder case is questioning the relationship between the Revere Police and the case’s key witness, who has received more than $8,500 in witness relocation expenses since the investigation began. Talbot was shot and killed behind Revere High School (RHS) in the early...
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Store closes, but the court case endures

March 5, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The porn store is no more. An adult bookstore that has been the source of a Constitutional litigation case with the city over the last 17 years has shut its doors this week. The Moon-Lite Reader (also known as T & D Video) on Washington Avenue – formerly of Bell...
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Obituaries

March 5, 2009
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Janice Ostrowski, 58 Graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1968 Janice M. “Jan” (Tringali) Ostrowski of Beverly, formerly of Revere, died peacefully on February 28 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, following a courageous and vibrant six-year battle with breast cancer. She was 58 years old. Wife of Stanley R. Ostrowski with...
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Garden view – Revere High advances to Div. 2 North semifinals; two more W’s earn Patriots a trip to the TD Banknorth Garden

March 5, 2009
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Garden view – Revere High advances to Div. 2 North semifinals;  two more W’s earn Patriots a trip to the TD Banknorth Garden

The Revere High hockey team advanced to the semifinals of the Division 2 North State Hockey Tournament in both convincing and thrilling fashion with a pair of victories last week over Watertown and Lynnfield. The Patriots, the third seed in the bracket with a 15-2-3 record, were set to meet Lincoln Sudbury (7th seeded...
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Noxious – The gasoline tax is a terrible idea

March 5, 2009
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It is bad enough that those of us who use the roads and tunnels in this area are going to be raped by the idiots at the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority who have just voted to raise the tolls outrageously at the end of March. It is worse that the Legislature, the governor and even...
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The new ABC’s of K – Information center offers a more centralized, standardized process

February 28, 2009
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The new ABC’s of K – Information center offers a more centralized, standardized process

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com For many parents, kindergarten signups are the first contact they’ve ever had with the local schools – or at least the first contact since they went to school themselves. Many have driven by the schools for years, but had little reason to step foot inside until now. To watch their...
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The best place to start – Winningest Patriots team in school history begins tournament play

February 28, 2009
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The best place to start – Winningest Patriots team in school history begins tournament play

The Revere High hockey team capped the winningest season in school history with a pair of victories last week in the Newburyport Bank Tournament. Not only did the twin triumphs earn the Patriots the tourney title, but they also boosted Coach Jim Palumbo and his crew to a record of 15-2-3 for 33 points...
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A real-life drama – Revere native John Salvitti shares his expertise with members of the U.S. Marines

February 28, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have been ones where skill and restraint have been stressed. They haven’t really been the kind of wars where soldiers could shoot first and ask questions later. Those that have done so – in some cases – have found themselves being prosecuted and jailed....
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Add higher water and tax bills to the equation

February 28, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com In the midst of some of the toughest economic times in recent memory and a high level of unemployment in Revere, Mayor Tom Ambrosino said residents should brace for a mammoth water and sewer rate increase and another large property tax increase. “We will be short on revenues by at...
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Officers sued for false arrest, excessive force

February 28, 2009
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Journal Staff Report A Boston lawyer has filed suit in federal court against the City of Revere and three Revere police officers for the alleged false arrest and use of excessive force on a Ward 2 resident who claims to have simply been heading to work. The city solicitor’s office had no comment on...
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