Jewelry Box Marks 35 Years This Holiday Season

November 30, 2012
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The Jewelry Box on Broadway Revere is more than a place to buy and sell gold and jewelry; after 35 years, it has become a symbol of family. That’s precisely why owner Tom Yourawski is known as ‘Uncle Tommy’ by people far and wide on the North Shore – people use the term ‘uncle’...
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Wynn Proposes Everett Casino, to Compete with Suffolk Downs

November 30, 2012
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It takes three strikes before one is out, and so far casino development magnate Steve Wynn has only one strike against him in Massachusetts. Now it appears that – after whiffing in Foxboro with Patriots owner Bob Kraft – Wynn will take his second swing at developing a Greater Boston area casino in Everett....
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Casino Bombshell

November 30, 2012
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The possible re-entry of Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn into the bidding of the only Greater Boston area casino license has created a new twist into what was thought to be an almost certain lock by the owners of Suffolk Downs and its partner Caesar’s Entertainment who had been the sole bidders for...
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Guest Op-ed : Siting of New Mckinley School is Wrong

November 30, 2012
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The proposed site for the new McKinley school at Hill park  is an inappropriate location.  It has the potential to create gridlock in our city center, slow emergency vehicle response times, and deprive residents of many of the recreational activities they have been enjoying throughout the years. This appears to be another school site...
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Pats Play Well, but Fall Short

November 30, 2012
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In many respects, the 2012 edition of the annual Thanksgiving Day game between Winthrop and Revere seemed like the good ol’ days that so many fans of a certain age recall about the traditional rivalry between the two teams. The intersection of Broadway and Park Ave. was the scene of pre-game and post-game traffic...
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Police Briefs 11-30-2012

November 30, 2012
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PARKING SPOT SCARE One Hillside Avenue man is facing serious charges after threatening a family going to church on Sunday morning with a firearm and then screaming racial slurs at them. The victim told police that just after noon, he and his two kids were headed to church at Immaculate Conception Church and looking...
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Obituaries 11-30-2012

November 30, 2012
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Anna Levesque Of Malden Anna Levesque of Malden, formerly of Somerville, died on November 21. She was 34 years old. She was the daughter of Robert and Carol (Materazzo) Levesque of Somerville and is also survived by her partner Michelle Thibodeau of Malden, her loving “Nana” Mary Harris, Uncle John, Susan Wood and her...
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Casino Magnate Steve Wynn Will Visit Everett with a Casino Proposal for Old Monsanto Sight, in Direct Competition with Suffolk Downs

November 27, 2012
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It takes three strikes before one is out, and so far casino development magnate Steve Wynn has only one strike against him. It appears that – after whiffing in Foxboro with Patriots owner Bob Kraft – Wynn will take his second swing at developing a Greater Boston area casino in Everett. The Revere Journal...
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Black Friday : Local Stores Offering Many Specials

November 21, 2012
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Black Friday : Local Stores Offering Many Specials

During the shopping frenzy that the Thanksgiving holiday has become, one doesn’t need to go far to find great deals. In fact, savvy shoppers will find that they can save a tank of gas, avoid the mall and find great deals just around the corner. Local retailers and businesses are preparing for some major...
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RPD Union Voices Opposition to Reorganization

November 21, 2012
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Hard feelings are brewing this week between one Revere Police Department (RPD) union and Mayor Dan Rizzo, as the mayor potentially investigates a reorganization of the department that union officials feel is going to politicize policing. In a letter to the mayor and submitted to the Journal on Monday, the RPD Superior Officers Union...
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Turkey Day Meal Shows Slight Increase This Year

November 21, 2012
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The cost of the typical Thanksgiving dinner this year is nearly unchanged after eight years of increases, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) – which has conducted the annual Thanksgiving dinner cost index survey since 1986. This year’s increase of about 1 percent comes as good news after a monstrous 13 percent...
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RPD Clearing Roadways of Aggressive Drivers

November 21, 2012
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After several months of heavy enforcement on Revere’s roads, the message is getting out to aggressive drivers that Revere Police will no longer tolerate nonsense. Traffic Division Sgt. Chris Giannino told the Journal that Chief Joe Cafarelli has dedicated more staff to the Traffic Division – and with the help of three state grant...
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RHS Wins Cheerleading State Title

November 21, 2012
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The Revere High School football cheerleading squad is officially No. 1 in Massachusetts after winning the MIAA Division 1 Large Coed state championship at Shrewsbury High School. Coach Julianne Esposito’s talented contingent outpointed four other state finalists, Natick, Norwood, Marblehead, and Diman Vocational, to take home the state championship trophy. “It’s a fantastic feeling...
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Thanksgiving 2012

November 21, 2012
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This Thanksgiving, as we pause to reflect, there are mixed signs of where we as a nation are headed.  First for the good news: The presidential election showed more minorities participated in the voting process. The home mortgage crisis that triggered the real estate freefall of price values has seen stabilization and housing starts...
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Police Briefs 11-21-2012

November 21, 2012
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Monday, Nov. 12 Erick Martinez, 42, of 37 Warren St., was arrested on one warrant. Tanya Stephens, 27, of 26 Raymond Rd., was arrested on one warrant. Tuesday, Nov. 13 Ralph Rizzuti, 45, of Winthrop, was charged with larceny under $250 and one warrant. Wednesday, Nov. 14 No Arrests Reported Thursday, Nov. 15 Richard...
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Showdown : Revere Hosts Winthrop on Thanksgiving Day

November 21, 2012
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The Revere High football team will be looking to close out the 2012 season with a win over annual Thanksgiving Day rival Winthrop when the Patriots host this year’s contest at Harry Della Russo Field Thursday morning at 10:00. Although neither squad will be playing in the post-season, a lot will be at stake...
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Obituaries 11-21-2012

November 21, 2012
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Robert Cook Retired Revere Firefighter and USCG CPO, Past Commander of Revere American Legion Robert L. Cook, a Retired Chief Petty Officer-USCG and a retired Revere firefighter died unexpectedly in Revere on November 16. He was 82 years old. A US Coast Guard veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, he was the...
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Pop Warner Cheerleaders on Championship Quest

November 14, 2012
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Pop Warner Cheerleaders on Championship Quest

Three Revere Junior Patriots Pop Warner cheerleading squads are already among the best in New England. The 55 cheerleaders, ages 8 to 15, and three coaching staffs will now have the opportunity to earn the title of best in the United States at the 2012 National Cheer Championships that are being held in Lake...
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Wrapping It Up – After 100 Years Hysil is Closing

November 14, 2012
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Wrapping It Up – After 100 Years Hysil is Closing

The sagging economy and increasing Internet shopping has forced the hand of Hysil Outlet owners to announce that their Northgate Revere store will be closing before Christmas. It will mark the first time in exactly 100 years that the Hy-Sil name will not have a business presence in Revere or Chelsea. Owners Peter and...
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Rizzo Working to Expand Crime Watch

November 14, 2012
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With the support of his Neighborhood Advisory Council, other community groups, The City Council, and the Police Department, Mayor Rizzo is planning an aggressive outreach campaign to help bolster Crime Watch Groups across the City. City Officials, community activities, and members of the Revere Police Department, will be going into different sections of the...
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Ann Fedele Dead at 82

November 14, 2012
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A large segment of the community was hit with the shocking news on Monday of the sudden death of Ann Fedele, who had been extremely active in numerous organizations around the city. Fedele, 82, certainly did not act her age, and was prominent in her work as a charter member of the Revere Society...
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Veteran’s Day

November 14, 2012
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This past weekend Americans stopped to remember the veterans of the wars in which we as a country have been engaged. Our debt to these men and women can never be repaid for their service.  For those of us, who never have been in the heat of battle, heard the terrifying sounds of bullets...
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Patriots Look to Winthrop Game to Complete a Winning Season

November 14, 2012
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The Revere High football team trekked to Topsfield Friday evening to meet Masconomet in hopes of attaining a share of a Division I Cape Ann League/Northeastern Conference title. However, Masco took advantage of early scoring opportunities and then parlayed the combination of a ball control offense and a smothering defense to come away with...
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The People Have Spoken : Obama, Warren, and Local Democrats Big Winners

November 14, 2012
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Ten years ago this week, Revere voters joined with the rest of the Commonwealth in electing Mitt Romney as our governor, sending him on a trajectory that would take Romney within a whisker (or two) of becoming President of the United States. But a decade later, Revere joined with the rest of Romney’s  home...
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