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Carving Artists: As Many as 300,000 People Expected to Attend Annual Event on Revere Beach

July 13, 2011
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Carving Artists: As Many as 300,000 People Expected to Attend Annual Event on Revere Beach

There may not be a better way to usher in the dreamy, fantasy world of sandcastles than by staging a parade on the Boulevard with eight-foot-tall puppets. And that’s exactly what’s going to happen this week. The Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival is ready for its official kickoff tomorrow, Thursday, though many sculptors...
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Woman Rescued from Beach in Critical Condition at MGH

July 7, 2011
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A 65-year-old Thurlow Avenue woman who works as a School Crossing Guard is hanging on to life at the Mass General in Boston after nearly drowning off the Pines Beach on Monday morning. Firefighters at Engine 5 got a call around 10:15 a.m. from a person who reported the woman was not responding and...
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E-mails Sent to the State, City Council Discusses Issue

June 22, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Mayor Tom Ambrosino and City Solicitor Paul Capizzi indicated that Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) has requested information regarding the use of city computers for political purposes and will be requesting more information in regards to the e-mail situation – which allegedly featured several department heads actively using...
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Time to Move On: E-mail Controversy Underscores the Need to Focus on the Future of Revere

June 15, 2011
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Two weeks ago, the Journal broke the story and brought to light the specifics about the alleged unethical use of the city’s web site and city owned computers by city employees. Candidate for Mayor George Rotondo deserves credit for bringing the issue to light. In the first instance, the use of the city’s website,...
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Could this B the Time? Martellis are Anxiously following Boston’s Cup Run

June 8, 2011
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Could this B the Time? Martellis are Anxiously following Boston’s Cup Run

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com With the swing of every Bruin’s stick, Donny Martelli and his family are hoping to hear the infamous clock tick. For Martelli, of Dale Street, the Bruins, and their lack of playoff success until this year, have created an epic story within their family – one involving a unique 21-year...
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Tamar’s Journey: Excruciating Pain and Long Hospital Stays didn’t Deter Bonaventure from Excelling at RHS

June 8, 2011
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Tamar’s Journey: Excruciating Pain and Long Hospital Stays didn’t Deter Bonaventure from Excelling at RHS

A body that won’t cooperate is usually more of a concern to an elderly person than to a teen-ager. Chronic, excruciating pain doesn’t usually menace the young as it does the old, but for one Revere High School (RHS) senior, living with the threat of pain – pain that could come at any minute...
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Tye isn’t Entering the Mayor’s Race: She will Seek a Spot on the School Committee Instead

June 8, 2011
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Tye isn’t Entering the Mayor’s Race: She will Seek a Spot on the School Committee Instead

–By Joshua Resnek editor@reverejournal.com Ending months of speculation in local political circles, School Committeewoman Carol Tye has finally made it official – she will not be running for mayor. “After much reflection, I have decided to seek re-election to the School Committee,” she told the Journal during to a visit to the office last...
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Maglione Vindicated; Judge Awards him More than $100K in Damages from Drain Laying Saga

June 8, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The last remaining vestiges of the once-controversial drain laying saga in the City’s Department of Public Works (DPW) has been decided by a Suffolk Superior Court judge and has vindicated the DPW’s Joe Maglione – who at the height of the situation was once suspended from his job and accused...
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A Real Loss: Mayor Ambrosino’s Outstanding Attributes

June 1, 2011
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When Mayor Thomas Ambrosino leaves it will be a loss of the first order for this city. The city will be losing a self assured administrator who has made a positive mark on this city during the past decade. He could have done anything when he graduated from Harvard Law School. But his choice...
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Deruosi a Finalist for Superintendent Post in Malden

May 25, 2011
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Deruosi a Finalist for Superintendent Post in Malden

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Successes in the Revere Public Schools have been delivered a bittersweet blow this week as another top administrator is being considered for a superintendent position out of town. Former Revere High School (RHS) Principal, and current assistant superintendent, Dave Deruosi is a finalist for the superintendent of schools position in...
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Layoffs Averted, but the Mayor’s Proposal Reflects Stark Realities

May 18, 2011
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Layoffs Averted, but the Mayor’s Proposal Reflects Stark Realities

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Mayor Tom Ambrosino is prepared to file a City Budget later this week that will be in deficit by $1.8 million, he confirmed on Monday. The mayor’s budget will be $138.748 million and will have increased by 3.3 percent over last year, though most of that increase, he said, comes...
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Seconds Story: Slimmest of Margin Separates the Girls Track Team from a Winning Record

May 18, 2011
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Track is a sport of inches and seconds and the 2-4 record of the Revere High girls track team thsu far this season is literally seconds and inches away from being 4-2. “Our league was realigned this year to give smaller teams a better chance to compete against schools their size,” said RHS head...
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Haas isn’t Running for Mayor’s Office

May 11, 2011
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Haas isn’t Running for Mayor’s Office

–By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It’s far from breaking news, but the opening of nomination paper season did clear up one small mystery in this year’s mayoral race: Bob Haas is not running. Currently an at-large councillor, Haas had told the Journal earlier this year that he wasn’t ruling out another run for mayor. Though...
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Ortiz Tosses a Complete-Game vs. Marblehead

May 11, 2011
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Jimmy Ortiz turned in the first complete game of the season for the Revere High baseball team, but a lack of offense by the Patriots resulted in a 5-2 loss at Marblehead last Thursday. Ortiz allowed just six hits in his six innings of work, throwing j95 pitches and fanning two enemy batters while...
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Boys Tennis Team Drops Two Matches

May 11, 2011
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Although the Revere High boys tennis team dropped both of its matches this past week to Swampscott and Gloucester,  RHS head coach Mike Flynn saw some positive signs in his team’s effort. “Swampscott and Gloucester are two of the top teams in the league,” said Flynn. “We gave it our best and had some...
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Eating Out: Margarita’s Unveils New Menu Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2011
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Eating Out: Margarita’s Unveils New Menu Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo

Manager Eric Vets said that the top sellers since the special menu debuted in April have been the Blood Orange Margarita drink and the spicy Chicken Tinga Tacos. “People here love the spice,and they’ve really responded to the Chicken Tinga Tacos,” said Vets. “The blood orange margarita has caught on like wildfire too. We’ve...
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Residential Run-around? – Prominent Businessman Says His Son Was Victim of Bogus Red Tape, Political Ax Grinding

May 4, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The frantic call came from the bathroom of one of Revere’s middle schools. The young man – in tears and heartbroken – was frantically telling his Dad that he hadn’t done anything wrong; that he had a letter saying he was kicked out of school, but he didn’t know why....
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Mayor Says a Trash Fee is Unavoidable

May 4, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A controversial trash fee may not come during Mayor Tom Ambrosino’s watch, but he said this week that it most certainly will be on the next mayor’s plate. Unlike most surrounding cities, Revere has avoided any such fees for trash. Meanwhile, cities like Chelsea and Malden have instituted pay-as-you-throw systems...
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Justice is Done – the Death of Osama Bin Laden

May 4, 2011
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The assassination of Osama bin Laden by a team of brave and heroic Navy Seals in his Pakistani hideaway Sunday afternoon was justice being done almost ten years after the tragic 9/11 catastrophe. More than 3,000 innocents died that day at the hands of bin Laden, who was, more than anything else, a murderer...
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Man Stabbed, Woman Arrested

April 28, 2011
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A man bleeding heavily from several stab wounds appeared at the Police Station last Sunday night with a  report that he’d been attacked by unknown men. It ended up that the unknown men were actually his girlfriend, a 22-year-old woman from Everett. The man told police that three men jumped him near his apartment...
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