Major Meeting Next Week to Finalize MGH’s In-depth Community Health Assessment

May 10, 2012
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A new health assessment being led by the neighborhood and conducted by Mass General Hospital (MGH) has attracted a lot of interest in Revere over the last several months and will be the subject of a major meeting next week. MGH will hold the important community meeting on May 9th at 5:30 p.m. in...
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Suspended Police Received Unemployment Benefits

May 10, 2012
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Two police officers that were suspended – one that was facing federal charges from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – were able to collect unemployment from the City during their suspensions last year, according to City records. The Journal has obtained records that indicate former Officer Todd Randall – who plead guilty last...
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Foxboro Casino Project Withdrawn

May 10, 2012
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In a stunning development, Robert Kraft and Steve Wynn, vying with Suffolk Downs for a casino license, have pulled out of the competition following the town wide vote taken in Foxboro Monday. In Monday’s election,  Foxboro, voters elected two candidates to the town’s Board of Selectmen who did not favor considering casino development, bringing...
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Stephen Perez, Jr.

May 10, 2012
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When bad things happen to good people we are always left wondering why. Such is the case in the murder of Revere native and Army veteran, Stephen Perez, Jr. He was a young man with much to look forward to. He had finished a successful stint in the US Army in Afghanistan as a...
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Remembering Jim Kimmerle

May 10, 2012
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It was not so long ago that Jim Kimmerle was walking among us, enjoying his life, serving as a councilor and really coming into himself – and then he got sick. The sickness robbed him of his health, his good feeling and ultimately, it caused his death. In the last months of his life...
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Baseball Team Beats Winthrop

May 10, 2012
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It has been a long time in coming, but when the final out was made in Monday’s 9-5 victory for the Revere High baseball team at Winthrop, four years of frustration were all but forgotten. “The team has been working hard all season and never has given up” said first year RHS head coach...
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Police Briefs 05-09-2012

May 10, 2012
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MONDAY, APRIL 30 Joshua Carnazzo, 17, of 44 Burbank St., was arrested on a charge of malicious destruction of property over $250. William R. Rose, 20, of 126 Lantern Rd., was arrested on a charge of malicious destruction of property over $250. Joseph C. Curto, 20, of 315 Charger St., was arrested on a...
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Obituaries 05-09-2012

May 10, 2012
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Leo Paul Cody Revere Resident Leo Paul Cody of Revere died on May 7. He was 54 years old. Born in Revere, he was the devoted son of the late Joseph M. Sr. and Hazel (Dockharty) Cody, the dear brother of Julia M. Cronin, Christine Cabral, Joseph M. Cody Jr., Vicki A. Crane and...
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Major Meeting Next Week Will Finalize MGH’s In-depth Community Health Assessment; Will Prioritize Health Needs to Satisfy Mandate in New Health Care Law

May 4, 2012
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A new health assessment being led by the neighborhood and conducted by Mass General Hospital (MGH) has attracted a lot of interest in Revere over the last several months and will be the subject of a major meeting next week. MGH will hold the important community meeting on May 9th at 5:30 p.m. in the...
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Basebball and Ice Cream

May 3, 2012
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Basebball and Ice Cream

Speaker of the Hhouse Bbob DeLeo passes out Hhoodsies to 4 year old William Foley at MmcMmackin’s home opener on Sunday, April 29.
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Patience is a Virtue in Parking Fine Collection

May 3, 2012
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Collecting unpaid parking fines is a measure of one’s patience, Parking Clerk John Henry said. Depending on the car in question, it could also be a lesson in futility. “With the bigger fines, it really depends on the age and model of the car as to whether we collect,” he said. “We have a...
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Home Safe? Revere’s Stephen Perez Falls Victim to Random Violence

May 3, 2012
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Stephen Perez Jr. had been in some of the most dangerous places in the world over the last few years during his military service, and every time he lived to tell the tale. With bullets routinely buzzing round him during his time as an Army sniper in Iraq and Afghanistan, the 22-year-old kept his...
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Sheriff: Hennigan Fails to Comprehend Responsibilities as Superior Court Clerk

May 3, 2012
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In the wake of comments last week from Superior Court Criminal Clerk Maura Hennigan, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney Dan Conley are swinging back – and they’re not throwing friendly jabs. In a story last week, Hennigan deflected some of the blame that was focused on her office for the accidental...
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Victim’s Family Waiting for Justice

May 3, 2012
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Members of Michael Costa’s family talked to the Journal this week and indicated that, many times, they have been lost in the shuffle as people debate the issues surrounding the alleged killer of their relative. “We have waited patiently for something to happen and for this man to pay for what he did,” said...
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The MCAS Scores Stand

May 3, 2012
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Allegations have been dismissed that Revere’s MCAS test scores are the result of fudging the scores rather than being a true measure of what children are achieving here. We agree with the School Department analysis debunking the Atlanta Journal Constitution story that revealed a long-term investigation report that found 196 school districts reporting MCAS...
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Then Rain, the Chill and Short Memories

May 3, 2012
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In early March, historic temperature highs were broken. Day after day the temperature rose into the 80’s. Many of us were walking about in our shorts and wearing polo shirts and enjoying the heat into the late evening. Much of April was a bust – not bad weather, more warmth than some of us...
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RHS Softball Team is Playing Well

May 3, 2012
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The Revere High softball continued to play well, splitting four games this past week to leave Coach Joe Ciccarello and his squad with a 6-5 record at the halfway mark of the season. The Lady Patriots now need four victories in their final nine contests in order to qualify for the state tourney. Revere...
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Police Briefs 05-02-2012

May 3, 2012
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TUESDAY, APRIL 24 Thiago P. Mainette, 29, of 88 Ambrose St., was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Michael Frattollilo, 18, of 1235 No. Shore Rd., was arrested on charges of possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle,...
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Obituaries 05-02-2012

May 3, 2012
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Frank Iacoviello Revere Resident Frank Iacoviello of Revere died on April 28. He was 48 years old. A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1981, he was the beloved son of Gesilda and the late Nicholas; dear brother of Rocco Iacoviello and his wife, Maria of Texas and Angelo and his wife, Shawna...
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April Downpour

April 25, 2012
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April Downpour

With umbrella unfurled Diandra Dente walks down Newhall Street on Sunday, braving the heavy rains and wind. After two stellar days on Friday and Saturday, Sunday and Monday were a wash out.
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100 Days: Rizzo Reflects on First Months: Loves Job and Sets High Goals

April 25, 2012
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100 Days: Rizzo Reflects on First Months: Loves Job and Sets High Goals

Just a few short months ago, Mayor Dan Rizzo would wake up every morning to a work schedule that he had constructed – a schedule based upon running his own insurance business. It was hard work, but it was his. Nowadays, someone else makes out that schedule, and his day is determined by the...
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Formal Talks to Begin with Casino on City’s Final Mitigation Package

April 25, 2012
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Revere will be the first municipality to sit down with Suffolk Downs in the coming weeks as the City and the track begin official mitigation talks concerning the potential resort casino. Revere would be the first community in the state to begin official negotiations with a potential casino licensee. Mayor Dan Rizzo confirmed that...
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DA Conley Seeks Changes at Superior Court Clerk’s Office

April 25, 2012
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An alleged murderer who was on the loose until last weekend due to a courthouse clerical error has Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley calling for changes in the Superior Court Clerk’s Office, and the director of that office – Maura Hennigan – saying there were many mistakes made in offices that ranged from...
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Officials Dismiss Atlanta’s Charges on MCAS

April 25, 2012
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Not too many people around Revere and Chelsea get down to Atlanta very often, but certainly news travelled fast this month from The Big Peach when it’s major daily newspaper alleged that both Revere and Chelsea Schools might be cheating on the MCAS standardized tests. It’s complete poppycock, though, say local and state school...
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