Police Briefs

February 11, 2009
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House Breaks: (6) 331 Revere St. #1; 137 Hichborn St. #2; 495 Boulevard #302; 5 Oak Island Road; 23 Fairfield St. #2; and 193 Rice Ave. #2. Commercial Breaks: (4) 250 Revere St. (St. Anthony’s); 1 Orr Square; 65 Nahant Ave. and 500 Beach St. Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (26) 117 Dale St.; 230 Lee...

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Sixty teachers may be laid off

February 11, 2009
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While the School Department has escaped the massive cuts from the state that have been lain upon city government, Superintendent Paul Dakin said the schools’ complicated funding formula still leaves them over $5 million short, despite a promise of level-funding from the state. Dakin said he would need $5.2 million from the proposed federal...

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Retirement at Paul Revere

February 11, 2009
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Longtime Paul Revere School Principal Nick Quarantiello will retire at the end of this year according to Superintendent Paul Dakin. The well-liked principal will, unfortunately, retire one year prior to the new Paul Revere School being completed. Dakin said he wouldn’t hire a replacement for Quarantiello for the 2009-2010 school year, leaving the school...

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Seacoast Yearbook Donation

February 11, 2009
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Mickey “Say No to Drugs” Casoli recently presented the Seacoast Academy and its principal, Tom Misci, with a donation to help defray the costs of yearbooks for the alternative school.

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Mayor outlines emergency financial plan to Council; says the city’s financial foundation was ripped out from under it

February 11, 2009
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By Seth Daniel As the city looks to slow its financial downward spiral in the next two years, Mayor Tom Ambrosino unveiled several layoffs and cuts – as well as suggesting such controversial measures as a trash collection fee. The mayor revealed his plan on Monday night to the City Council in what he...

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City Council expense funds cut?

February 9, 2009
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There is apparently a move underway for the city council to cut the amount of money they each receive for expenses – and maybe by as much as $200 a month. The councillors are getting into the spirit of the times and want to do the right thing to show the voters and residents...

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City Clerk’s position

February 9, 2009
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Since City Clerk John Henry announced he will be retiring soon, there has been a great deal of speculation about who will be replacing him when he finally leaves. As of today, no one appears to have the votes necessary to win the position, although Attorney Larry Simeone seems to come the closest. Betting...

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Safe Chambers – Brothers return home after separate overseas deployments

February 7, 2009
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Safe Chambers – Brothers return home after separate overseas deployments

Paul and Carolyn Chambers should be quite proud of their three sons’ service to the country. Jamie Paul Chambers and Jared Chambers returned in January from their United States Army National Guard deployment in Afghanistan. Their older brother, Jesse Chambers, had tours of duty for the National Guard in Cuba in 2003 and 2004...

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Eye-opening plans

January 21, 2009
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Mayor Ambrosino is apparently planning a number of cost cutting and cost saving moves that may include closing city hall on Fridays and holding city council meetings – in fact – all meetings during the day so city hall doesn’t have to be kept open at night. These potential moves are bound to be...

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Vesce says he’s running

January 17, 2009
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Former councillor Brian Vesce says he’s running and that he is going to run hard in Ward 3 for the seat held by Arthur Guinnasso. “I’m going for it. I’m excited to be getting back into the thick of the political life of the city,” he told us Friday

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The librarian

January 15, 2009
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When word spread around the city earlier this week that an indictment was going to be announced, or that an investigation was underway of a city employee that it was the Revere Public Library librarian. And yet it was, shocking just about everyone who takes an interest in such things who thought it was...

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Happy New Year

January 2, 2009
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In with the new. Out with the old. 2009 is here – and wouldn’t we all like to know exactly what awaits us? None of us can know what awaits us. So what does the year hold? Only time will tell – but all first reports point to a year that might possibly be...

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What to think?

December 4, 2008
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Just in case you are a taxpayer wondering about the waste at the city yard and seeming lack of interest of nearly everyone in elected public office to do anything meaningful about it, try this on. The city government is unable and unwilling to remake itself. Unlike Chelsea next door, where nearly every aspect...

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Get in line

December 3, 2008
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No matter how many times we write about the mayor’s race coming up and its endless, almost infinite possibilities, there is a certain amount of pleasure derived in trying to handicap a race that might never happen. We will again note that two weeks ago, the mayor had his birthday party at Antonio’s. The...

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Audit results

November 20, 2008
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The results of an audit of the use of city bought and paid for gasoline reveals that the system registering the consumption of gasoline was insufficient, with use something in the range of 35,000 gallons. However, and this is exclusive, when auditor’s don’t find glaring illegalities in a city audit they don’t forward their...

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The $7.00 tunnel fare

November 17, 2008
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There is general outrage over the $7.00 tunnel fare the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority is trying to impose on commuters. The doubling of the fare has local politicians almost out of their minds at the effrontery of the MTA, which is trying to save its own neck after borrowing so much more money than it...

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Markey going nowhere

November 12, 2008
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Speculation that Congressman Ed Markey might make a run for the senate if Senator John Kerry resigns his seat to take a cabinet post in the Obama Administration is about as possible as the sun not rising tomorrow. Markey will never leave the House, where he is presently the 15th most powerful member of...

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The Revere connection with Senator Wilkerson

November 10, 2008
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A Revere man is apparently the government’s main witness against Senator Diane Wilkerson, who was recently arrested and charged with bribery. She has since stopped campaigning for re-election and has said she will shortly be stepping down from her seat. The FBI’s cooperating witness is allegedly 69 year old Ron Wilburn – a longtime...

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Exit Wonderland

November 7, 2008
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The race is now on to get some kind of slot machine legislation passed for Wonderland and the state’s two other dog racing tracks following the vote Tuesday to ban dog racing in  Massachusetts. In an interview given to the Journal by Lt. Governor Tim Murray last week, he said that gambling legislation of...

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Rizzo the next mayor?

November 7, 2008
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If all things are equal – and they rarely are – Councillor at Large Dan Rizzo will be the next mayor of Revere. If and when Mayor Ambrosino leaves, and it is a certainty that one day in the short future he will be leaving, then Rizzo is the obvious front runner to become...

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Talbot case twist?

November 6, 2008
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A police official apparently close to the Talbot murder case prosecution claims that former Revere Police Sgt. Evan Franklin – one of those present when Talbot was shot to death behind Revere High School, and who apparently fled the scene, will be testifying for the defense. This would be an extraordinary development in the...

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Senator Kerry returned

November 5, 2008
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Senator John Kerry was returned by a wide margin.

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Congressman Ed Markey returned

November 5, 2008
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Congressman Ed Markey buried his opponent Libertarian John Cunningham. The difference between the two was about 8,000 with Markey scoring a huge vote of more than 11,000.

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Obama wins! Dog Racing out! Marijuana decriminalized! State Taxed

November 5, 2008
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It will be President Barack Obama. He won with 52% of the vote. Locally, Dog racing has been officially banned by voters by a wide margin. Obviously, Revere and Wonderland will be extremely affected by this mandate from the voters. Marijuana has been decriminalized. This another measure voters have approved that local police and...

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