Obituaries 03-12-2014

March 12, 2014
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Paul Baglio Of East Boston Paul Baglio of East Boston died unexpectedly March 10 at the age of 56 years old.  He was the loving son of Jack & May Baglio.  Loving & devoted husband of Carol (Carlton) Baglio and devoted father of Robert & Jennifer. Dear brother of Jack, Jim, Tom and the...

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Mayor Dan Rizzo Joined Other Elected Officials and Public Employees

March 5, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo Joined Other Elected Officials and Public Employees

Mayor Dan Rizzo joined other elected officials and public employees in taking time out on Monday to read some of the favorite Dr. Seuss stories to local school children celebrating

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Vincent Convincingly Wins Democratic Rep. Primary

March 5, 2014
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Vincent Convincingly Wins Democratic Rep. Primary

RoseLee Vincent took Tuesday night’s Special Election Democratic Primary for the 16th Suffolk District with 1,154 votes, beating Revere’s Linda Rosa by 540 votes. Rosa collected 614 votes and Chelsea Attorney Josh Monahan finished with 504 votes. The district includes half of Revere, Prattville in Chelsea and two precincts in Saugus. In Revere, Vincent...

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City Pays $1.55 Million for 3 Properties at New School

March 5, 2014
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The City has agreed to pay $1.55 million to take three properties by eminent domain from four owners, including one owner who works in the Mayor’s Office. The takings – all on Fernwood Place and Fernwood Avenue – will accommodate a traffic plan for the new Hill School that turned out to be the...

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Top 100 Salaries: City Payroll on the Rise, Two Topped $200K in 2013

March 5, 2014
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THE TOP 10 1. Paul Dakin                           Superintendent               222,330.42 2. Terrence Reardon                Police Captain                202,445.70 DETAILS 67,226.00 3. Joseph Cafarelli                   Police Chief                   198,719.32 4. Glenn Malley                       Police Lt.                                  179,296.46 DETAILS 45,325.50 5. James Guido                        Police Executive Officer 178,701.06 DEATAILS 34,164.50 6. David Callahan                    Police Lt.                                  177,328.20 DETAILS 35,399.00 7. Jeremiah Goodwin Police Lt.                     ...

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Gaming Repeal Ballot Question Looms at SJC

March 5, 2014
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Just one week after fighting it out at the ballot box in Revere for the casino cause, pro-casino groups – including Revere elected officials – and anti-casino groups are preparing to do battle in the courtroom this May. And if the anti-casino forces have it their way, it could mean yet another vote in...

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Callahan to Open next Wednesday

March 5, 2014
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It looks as though Revere motorists’ commute from Downtown will get a whole lot easier starting next Wednesday. The Callahan Tunnel, which has been closed since late December, will reopen on Wednesday, March 12. While the headache of trying to find another way home from Boston for close to three months was beginning to...

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Police Briefs 03-05-2014

March 5, 2014
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MONDAY,FEBRUARY 24 Amanda J. Baum, 26, of Chelsea, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting. Charles A. Dinsmore, 25, of North Reading, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Abdelhak Hammououali, 39, of 43 Porter Ave., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. TUESDAY,FEBRARY 25 Richard R. Russo, 24, of Lynn, was arrested on charges...

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Patriot Hockey Team Plays Well in Tourney

March 5, 2014
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Although the Revere High hockey team came out on the short end of a 5-1 decision to Masconomet in a first-round contest of the MIAA Division 2 North Sectional of the state hockey tournament last Tuesday, RHS head coach Joe Ciccarello echoed the sentiments of Patriots’ fans in expressing his pride in the performance...

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Obituaries 03-05-2014

March 5, 2014
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Rocco Cunsolo Of Revere Rocco Cunsolo of Revere died unexpectedly on February 28. He was 27 years old. He was the loving son of Pino Cunsolo of Italy and Melanie Falagan of Lynn;  dear brother of Brandon, cherished grandson of Josephine Cunsolo of Revere and the late Leroy and Marlene Falagan. He is also...

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Voters Back Mohegan Sun

February 26, 2014
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Voters Back Mohegan Sun

The referendum vote Tuesday featured a huge voter turnout for a cold day in February, yet nearly an identical result as last November, save an increase of 4 percentage points for the pro-casino vote. There were 7,169 ‘yes’ votes (63.2%) cast for the casino and 4,172 ‘no’ votes (36.7%) cast against the casino. There...

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500 Take Their Polar Plunge

February 26, 2014
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500 Take Their Polar Plunge

More than 500 people descended on Revere Beach last Saturday morning to jump into ice cold water to benefit the Special Olympics. Plungers ran right into the beach water. Most kept on going, but some turned right back after hitting the 39-degree ocean water.

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Cold Contact: Candidates Have Found It Tough to Campaign in Brutal Winter

February 26, 2014
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Frozen pens, rain-frazzled hair and thermal-insulated snowsuits aren’t typically the things of political campaigns, but cold weather campaigning has been the only option for the candidates of the 16th Suffolk District over the last few weeks due to a unique race that has transpired over one of the worst winter stretches in years. Snow...

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Spike in Heroin Overdoses Leads to Many Saves by NARCAN

February 26, 2014
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Like many communities in the area, Revere has seen a spike in heroin overdoses over the last month, including a major surge between Feb. 12 and 18, according to Fire Chief Gene Doherty. Doherty said he recently was asked to compile statistics for the Board of Health on overdoses from Jan. 1 to Feb....

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The Decision Is Made; Now Let’s Work Together

February 26, 2014
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First, to both the proponents and opponents of the casino question, a thank you is in order for running two vigorous campaigns that resulted in more than 50% of Revere’s eligible voters coming out to cast their vote. This large  turnout — even more than what was cast in November shows how seriously thousands...

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Police Briefs 02-26-2014

February 26, 2014
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 Justin D. Hall, 33, of 418 Revere Beach Parkway,  was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of assault & battery. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Maria A. Tomassi, 32, of 172 Campbell Ave., was arrested on a charge of larceny of property over $250. Alexander Ionov, 27, of Boston, was arrested on charges of operating a...

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Hockey Team Wins Season Finale; Opens Play in State Tourney

February 26, 2014
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The Revere High hockey team prepped for its appearance in the post-season state tournament with a resounding 8-1 victory over former Greater Boston League rival Everett Friday at Cronin Rink in the final game of the regular season. “We played with a lot of energy, which is what this team needs to do if...

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Obituaries 02-26-2014

February 26, 2014
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Brenda Beaton Retired Foreign Disclosure Policy Officer, Real Estate Enthusiast; Worked part time at Suffolk Downs Brenda (Bernard) Beaton of Woburn, wife of Douglas H. Beaton, Jr., died Friday, February 21 at home surrounded by her family. She was 69 years old. Born in Danvers, the daughter of the late Henry L. and Eva...

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Will Voters Hold ‘em or Fold ‘em?: Historic Vote on Mohegan Sun Slated to Take Place on Tuesday

February 19, 2014
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Will Voters Hold ‘em or Fold ‘em?: Historic Vote on Mohegan Sun Slated to Take Place on Tuesday

The Special Election for the casino referendum already has a major head start in voting this week as some 601 absentee ballots had been filed with the Election Department by Tuesday afternoon. There was still time to file more absentee ballots, but the 601 figure is 100 ballots more than were filed in the...

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Casino Opponents Focus on Problems at Last Week’s Rally

February 19, 2014
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Casino Opponents Focus on Problems at Last Week’s Rally

With larger than life yellow ‘No Casino’ signs posted last week at f the First Congregational Church – signs that showed Paul Revere yelling “The Problems Are Coming” – anti-casino advocates decried the problems they see on the horizon if a casino is allowed in the upcoming Feb. 25 referendum vote. With Revere’s Joe...

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City Officials Make Push at Neighborhood Meetings

February 19, 2014
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City officials and Mohegan Sun executives – including the company’s chief executive officer – hit the campaign trail this week greeting residents  and asking voters to get out and vote ‘yes’ for the casino proposal in the Feb. 25 citywide referendum. Chief among those gatherings was Monday night at the Jack Satter House, where...

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Boy Scouts Are Asked to Leave St. Anthony’s

February 19, 2014
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They say no good turn goes unpunished and the recently revived Revere Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troop are trying to figure out why their good turns were rejected recently by St. Anthony’s Church. Several Scout volunteers contacted the Journal about the eviction of the Scouts from the Church, and Troop 15 Cub Scout...

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Carpenters Council Files Bid Protest on Hill School; May Delay Groundbreaking

February 19, 2014
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Groundbreaking on the new Hill School could be imperiled if a bid protest by the New England Council of Carpenters makes any traction at the Attorney General’s Office. Organizers for the Carpenters – which represents 28,000 workers in New England, including Revere – said they had filed an official bid protest with the AG...

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The Casino Vote Is next Tuesday

February 19, 2014
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The decision of whether to have a casino located at Suffolk Downs will be decided next Tuesday by the Revere voters. In the last few weeks, the campaigns both for the casino and against have been intensifying. The major campaigns undertaken by both groups speak strongly about the importance of this issue.  Local voters...

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