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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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Revere Man Held in Alleged Beating of 5-year-old Boy

April 28, 2011
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A Revere man was held on $15,000 cash bail Monday as prosecutors detailed the injuries he allegedly inflicted upon his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son last week. Joseph Testa, 28, of 5 Noble St, was formally charged Monday with assault and battery on a child causing serious bodily injury, wantonly or recklessly permitting serious bodily injury...
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The FBI in Revere – It Remains to be Seen What Visit Really Means

April 28, 2011
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For quite some time – for well over a year – the FBI has been a constant visitor to Revere. There have been obvious, repeated FBI visits to Revere City Hall and to other locations in the city. At city hall, the FBI has visited the Building Department on at least a half dozen...
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Track Boys Make it Two Straight Wins

April 28, 2011
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The Revere High boys track team made it two for two thus far this season with a 73-58 win over Beverly last Wednesday. Although Coach Jack Mosko’s Patriots captured first place in only six of the 15 events (Beverly did not compete in the 4 x 100 relay) , the superior depth and overall...
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Mayor Ambrosino Set to Schedule Termination Hearing

April 20, 2011
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Mayor Tom Ambrosino said that he would be scheduling a termination hearing for Officer Todd Randall before next Tuesday. Police Chief Terence Reardon has apparently already served Randall with a letter indicating that he will be suspended for five days without pay – the maximum amount of time the chief is allowed to suspend...
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Update – Rice pleads not guilty on all charges, tells reporters he was set up by Mayor Ambrosino and the City Auditor

April 6, 2011
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By Seth Daniel Former Library Director Bob Rice Jr. pleaded “not guilty” to 21 counts of larceny, embezzlement and fraud during his arraignment Wednesday, April 6th, in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court. However, it wasn’t what he said during the 10-minute arraignment, but rather what he said afterward in the hallway to reporters, that is...
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Petruccelli’s Expanded Gambling Bill a Roadmap the Governor will Approve

April 6, 2011
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Our State Senator Anthony Petruccelli has filed legislation that provides for an expanded gambling bill that the Senate would likely pass and which he would like to place on the governor’s desk in a matter of weeks. Representative Carlo Basile has co-sponsored the bill. He is right to do so. Speed is of the...
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Check, Please – City Admits to not Checking Licenses of many Workers who Operate MVs

March 30, 2011
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–By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com City officials and School Department officials conceded this week that they don’t conduct basic driver’s license checks of employees that operate city-owned vehicles. And one city employee was driving a city vehicle nearly every day for two years without a valid license. The issue came to light this week when...
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Let’s make a Deal – The Speaker and the Governor Appear to be Sitting at the Same Table

March 30, 2011
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Speaker Robert DeLeo appears to be coming closer to reaching an agreement with Governor Deval Patrick about what exact shape and form an expanded gambling bill will take. All signals are pointing to a dramatic increase in interaction between the governor and the speaker – and in fact, a meeting apparently held by the...
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Video: Big Time Rush Band Makes Surprise Visit To The Whelan School, Feb. 15, 2011

March 17, 2011
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Markey Right on – Congress Should Follow His Lead

March 16, 2011
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Our Congressman Edward Markey suggested that Congress gets busy and stops the construction of nuclear plants on earthquake fault lines, among others. He made that decision after assessing the situation in Japan following the earthquake and the tsunami. We want to thank the congressman for his common sense. We totally agree with him. We...
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Time to Make a Push – Speaker Deleo Should Bring Expanded Gaming Legislation to the House Floor

March 9, 2011
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It is the right time and we are in the right place to Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, to make haste in bringing to the floor of the House a new version of the expanded gambling bill. We have known the Speaker for a long, long time and what he has done for...
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Video: Revere Girls lose Lincoln Sudbury, 43-51, March 5, 2011

March 6, 2011
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City Salaries – The Mayor’s Position Should Set the Standard

February 23, 2011
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We have no negative comments to make about city salaries. They are inevitably what they are. We do complain that the mayor of the city is paid substantially less than school principals, police officers, police sergeants, lieutenants, captains and the police chief. This includes also the fire chief, deputy chiefs and assistant school superintendents....
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Brutal Stabbing at the Squire; Matter Forwarded to the License Commission

February 10, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com With little more than a week under new ownership, the Squire Lounge was the scene of a brutal knife attack last Friday, and the incident has been forwarded to the License Commission. Commissioners were very up front with new owner Mark Filtranti – who also owns the Golden Banana in...
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Mayoral Campaign- Candidates are following the Right Steps

February 10, 2011
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Right now, both candidates for mayor, Councillor at Large Dan Rizzo and Councillor George Rotondo are doing what ought to be done. They are debating nearly every week on the Op-ed page of the Revere Journal. The debate has been thoughtful, even forceful, and we expect it will become more compelling as time goes...
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