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Rizzo Wins Mayoral Race: City Council Has a Younger Look; Three Newcomers Win At-large Seats

November 9, 2011
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Rizzo Wins Mayoral Race: City Council Has a Younger Look; Three Newcomers Win At-large Seats

The Council will have a much younger face in 2012 as three candidates under 35 were swept in during a City Council at-large race that was nip and tuck to the very end. The fifth seat in the at-large race was determined by a mere 10 votes, with Steven Morabito besting Incumbent Councillor John...
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In the Debate Between Oil and Natural Gas, Revere Residents Make a Strong Statement

November 9, 2011
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In the Debate Between Oil and Natural Gas, Revere Residents Make a Strong Statement

With the home heating season starting up this month, the question of what fuel to use has never been so puzzling. Homeowners and landlords struggle over the idea of whether they should continue heating with their old oil systems, maybe update them, or make the conversion to natural gas. It’s a decision that many...
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Ambrosino Prepares to Leave the Mayor’s Office

November 9, 2011
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The walls in Mayor Tom Ambrosino’s office were once filled with photographs of groundbreakings and optimistic drawings of developments that were in the planning stages. There were ceremonial hard hats on the shelves, historic signed paintings from the late Norman Gautreau and numerous bound volumes of the Massachusetts General Laws. Beside all of those...
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Back to Normal: the Voters Have Their Say

November 9, 2011
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The election is over. The people have had their say. The voters have issued the ultimate verdict. Starting Wednesday, it is back to reality, back to normal, back to needing a strong, sensible, heads up city government that is able to maneuver Revere around one of the worst economic periods we have experienced since...
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Enrollment Reports Show Bursting Elementary Schools, Nearly as Many Latino Students as White Students

November 2, 2011
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Official school enrollment figures were recently released by the state and the Revere School System’s total enrollment is at an all-time high, with 1,000 more students in 2011 than in 2001. The district’s population was at 6,735 in the official ‘October 1’ reports that are taken by the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary...
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Mark It Down: Don’t Forget to Vote in Tuesday’s Election

November 2, 2011
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Next Tuesday the voters of Revere deliver the ultimate verdict on the slate of incumbents and candidates running for public office. That verdict is a final judgment. It is the last word after many, many words regarding who will win and who will lose when all the votes are counted. Next week, the voters...
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Public Defender: Reardon Responds to Lukewarm Remarks by Mayoral Candidates

October 26, 2011
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Public Defender: Reardon Responds to Lukewarm Remarks by Mayoral Candidates

As last week’s Mayoral Debate chugged on in the Whelan School Auditorium, no one was more surprised by one of the questions than Police Chief Terence Reardon. The question, put directly to both Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo, was whether or not they would keep the Chief in place if elected. Given a series...
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Who You Gonna Call? Group Takes Scientific Approach to Seeking out and Solving Ghost Stories, Paranormal Experiences

October 26, 2011
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Who You Gonna Call? Group Takes Scientific Approach to Seeking out and Solving Ghost Stories, Paranormal Experiences

Scott Trainito doesn’t necessarily believe in ghosts – or more appropriately, the paranormal – but that hasn’t stopped him from looking for them time and again over the past five years. As the founder of Para-Boston Investigators, based in East Boston, the Everett resident and Eastie postman has put together a diverse team of...
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The Mayoral Debate: A Great Showing by the Candidates

October 26, 2011
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The Revere Journal sponsored mayoral debate has come and gone. It is being broadcast on Revere TV. By all accounts, the debate between mayoral hopefuls Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo created a great deal of talk among those supporting both candidates as well as those who do not get involved but who watched the...
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Healing Hands: Revere Man is Recipient of World’s First Double Hand Transplant

October 20, 2011
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Healing Hands: Revere Man is Recipient of World’s First Double Hand Transplant

One Newman Street grandfather became international news this past week after he was the recipient of the first-ever, successful double hand transplant at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. And you’ve got to hand it to him, Richard Mangino certainly handled the situation with a lot of grace and gratitude. “When I survived the...
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Friendly Fire: Elderly Man OK After Being Struck by a Fire Hose

October 5, 2011
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There are some events that move from the bizarre to the improbable, and an incident on Park Avenue and Dale Street last Friday easily outdistances both categories. “We’re really talking about a freak accident here,” said Fire Chief Gene Doherty, describing the scene where an elderly man was hit by a fire hose accidentally...
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New Congressional Maps Could Lead to Changes Locally

October 5, 2011
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Drawing the new Congressional redistricting map has not been an easy process for State Rep. Michael Moran (D-Allston), and many times he said that he has grown dizzy from the multitudes of numbers and scenarios thrown at him during the discussion. There is no manual for the process. There is no way to make...
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Safety Concerns: Rizzo Calls for a Meeting with Police Chief and Commanding Officers Following Flap

October 5, 2011
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The recent suspension of a Revere police officer for dereliction of duty following a television report that found him spending hours at home when he was supposed to be on duty out on the street or in his patrol car has prompted the city council to take action. City Councillor at large, candidate for...
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Habitat for Humanity

September 28, 2011
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Habitat for Humanity

Anthony and his son, Robert DelVecchio, joined a team of volunteers from around the country for a 10-day house building in Corvallis, Oregon with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is an international organization dedicated to building safe and affordable housing for those in need. To date Habitat for Humanity has built more than...
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Laundromat Proponent, Councillors Clear the Air on Summer-long Situation

September 28, 2011
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Applicants and councillors involved in a Beachmont Square Laundromat proposal presented their plans and cleared the air in what has become a messy situation in the Square’s business community. Ralph Toretta – of Toretta’s Bakery – came before the Council Monday night and presented his plan for siting a Laundromat at 684 Winthrop Ave....
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Revere Police, New York Detectives Make Major Gang Grab on Revere Street; One Man Confesses to Murder

September 7, 2011
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A cadre of law enforcement, including Revere Police, apprehended two major Salvadoran gang members hiding out on Revere Street last week, with one of the men confessing to a cold-blooded murder committed in New York City last July. The men were known by law enforcement to be signature members of the notorious 18th Street...
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9/11 Anniversary: Our Mantra: Never Again

September 7, 2011
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For those of us living in Massachusetts, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has a special significance because they began here early on the morning of a beautiful day. All of us awakening that day in September ten years ago believed it was just another day. The terrorists began at Logan Airport....
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Divided We Fall: School Officials, Mayor Indicate That Middle School Lottery Has Brought out the Worst in Adult Community

August 17, 2011
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The middle school lottery over the last several years has never been an easy process, but administrators say it has become downright disturbing this year. In the three lotteries staged over the last five years by the School Department, there have been tears from children, angry parents, arguments and harsh language. The lottery has...
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The Mayor’s Way: Here’s to Hoping That Ambrosino’s Open-door Policy Continues with the Next Administration

August 17, 2011
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Both candidates for mayor would do well to emulate Mayor Thomas Ambrosino. Everyone has a different managerial style. But the running of the Revere mayor’s office requires above all else a deliberate, ongoing attention to detail and to work ethic. The Ambrosino way has been to always be prepared, to debate policy in the...
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Hearing Held in Randall Case; DPW Matter Is Continued Until Next Month

August 10, 2011
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Two noteworthy hearings involving city employees were continued within the last two weeks. First, last Wednesday, August 3, Police Officer Todd Randall was expected to have an important hearing in which he could plead to his charges or disclose a plea deal. That hearing was unexpectedly re-scheduled at the last minute, pushing it off...
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