When the People Rise Up and Are Heard Government Responds

March 21, 2012
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It is very likely that Revere is now experiencing the beginning of an era that will be entirely absent of new billboards, anywhere in this city. The effort recently by a local businessman to erect a major billboard sign at the Four Points Sheraton end of Squire Road brought out a huge crowd of...
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The Weather

March 21, 2012
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We are a major league beach city and as such, there is special amazement at spring/summer like weather being experienced for days at a time in mid-march. This year’s stretch of warmth is lulling us into a sense of unreality as though the cold weather and possibility of snow is at an end –...
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At the Top of Her Game: Former Revere High Basketball Star Kim Penney Leads Reading to State Title

March 21, 2012
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Revere High sports fans will remember her well as Kim Kelley, the dynamic point guard who led a city to basketball heights it hadn’t seen before. The 5-foot-4-inch three-sport athlete could shoot, dribble, and defend with the best of them, but what she was most recognized for was her ability to distribute the basketball...
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Police Briefs 03-21-2012

March 21, 2012
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TUESDAY, MARCH 13 John Hanson, 20, of 145 Derby Rd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Deborah J. Stanton, 58, of 73 Campbell Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 Jeffrey Mederios Jr., 17, of 39 Bennington St., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. Jordan James Perez, 17, of...
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Obituaries 03-21-2012

March 21, 2012
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Thomas Amos Retired State HVAC Technician and Dedicated Coach Thomas W. Amos of Revere died March 16 with his loved ones by his side after a long illness.  He was 62 years old. Born on September 11, 1949 in East Boston to the late Warren and Eleanor (Calvano) Amos, he was a  graduate of...
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‘Ethanol Wrong’ Residents Shout at Public Hearing

March 16, 2012
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‘Ethanol Wrong’ Residents Shout at Public Hearing

Activists from Revere, East Boston and Chelsea were out in full force at a hearing last Thursday to protest Global Oil’s plan to bring large quantities of the hazardous material Ethanol to its fuel terminal on the East Boston/Revere line. At the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hearing at Revere City Hall, concerned...
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See You Later Winter: We Hardly Knew Ya’

March 16, 2012
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See You Later Winter: We Hardly Knew Ya’

Hill Park was full of activity on Monday afternoon. Here, Revere High tennis team members Duong Nguyen (foreground) attacks the ball with a wicked backhand while teammate Sela Leng watches. Though the season doesn’t begin until later this week, members of the team were happy to get some early action outside on Monday. Temperatures...
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Larger Enrollment at McKinley Means a New Site for School

March 16, 2012
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Larger Enrollment at McKinley Means a New Site for School

Enrollment requirements for the new McKinley School will almost certainly force the school community to at least consider looking elsewhere to build its new building. State review teams from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (SBA) have set an enrollment figure for the new McKinley School, and it’s much larger than many expected. In a...
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Haas Seeks Billboard Moratorium

March 16, 2012
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City Councillor Bob Haas jumped to the front of the overall billboard issue, and did so by taking a page from the playbook of former Councillor George V. Colella – a staunch opponent of billboards during his tenure. Haas led off his charge with the raw numbers (something Colella used to frequently revert to)...
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Beautification Should Be a Team Sport in Revere

March 16, 2012
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The recent appearance all over the city of open triple barrel set-ups on sidewalks with an advertising component is well intentioned but in the end, it is not right for the city. At a time when Mayor Dan Rizzo is seeking to change the image of the city, these new trash barrel set-ups, painted...
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Police Details Welcome

March 16, 2012
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We have heard many comments from a wide variety of businesspeople and Broadway shoppers of feeling much safer and at ease in the downtown since Chief Joe Cafarelli ordered police officers to walk a beat in the downtown. It is only natural that many residents, businesspeople and shoppers in the downtown feel more comfortable...
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Pope John Tigers Fall in North Final

March 16, 2012
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The Pope John XXIII High School boys basketball team saw its hopes for a state championship ended by St. Mary’s High School, 62-39, in the Division 4 North sectional final Friday night at Emmanuel College in Boston. Pope John, led by head coach Dave Sacco, had advanced to the Final Four in the division...
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Police Briefs 03-14-2012

March 16, 2012
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MONDAY, MARCH 5 Joel K. Ellison, 35, of Worcester, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle after his right to operate had been suspended. TUESDAY, MARCH 6  Gianna M. Hughes, 41, of 86 Asti Ave., was arrested on a charge of illegal possession of a Class B controlled narcotic substance. Elizabeth...
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Obituaries 03-14-2012

March 16, 2012
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Albert Scoppa Everett resident Albert J. Scoppa of Everett died on March 11. He was the loving father of Susan and Donna of Revere and Jane, Nancy and Michael of Everett; loving brother of Josephine Scoppa of Harwich and is also survived by his six loving grandchildren. Funeral Services at the Salvatore Rocco &...
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Sen. Brown Stands Up for Veterans Issues in Revere Meeting

March 8, 2012
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Sen. Brown Stands Up for Veterans Issues in Revere Meeting

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown didn’t arrive at the Mottolo Post last Friday in a suit and tie, and he wasn’t ushered out of a Town Car or a black SUV with tinted windows. Instead, he arrived wearing his signature Carhart jacket on top of a simple shirt and tie. He mixed in the back...
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Looking at Possible MBTA Cuts

March 8, 2012
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Looking at Possible MBTA Cuts

Governor Patrick stopped by Tuesday evening to the MBTA meeting discussing possible cuts in service with the public at the Paul Revere School. Patrick shook hands and shared comments with nearly everyone in the hall before the start of the meeting. He is shown above sharing information with Revere Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein. Speaker of...
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Ex-chief Gets Rich Seperation Package

March 8, 2012
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An agreement between Mayor Dan Rizzo and former Police Chief Terence Reardon last month paid out a lump sum $125,000 so that the former chief would step down immediately, rather than waiting seven months for his contract to expire in August. In records obtained by the Journal from the City, an agreement signed on...
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Captains Expected to Ask for Autos Return

March 8, 2012
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Not a week has passed since Revere Police Chief Joe Cafarelli ordered his captains to return their city owned automobiles and the captains have apparently filed a grievance with the city requesting them back. “The grievance has been put in,” said a police department officer who wished to remain unnamed. Chief Joseph Cafarelli said...
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Housing is at Issue for Veterans in Revere

March 8, 2012
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More and more veterans are returning to Revere from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan every day, and unlike in previous wars, those soldiers are older and returning to existing families. There are no baby boomers, nor quick marriages. Most are coming back to wives and children they had long before they left for...
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Setting the Right Example

March 8, 2012
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Since the day he was appointed chief of police by Mayor Dan Rizzo about one month ago, the biggest challenge facing Joseph Cafarelli is changing the culture of the Revere Police Department. Change is difficult for all of us to face when confronted with it and it is especially hard for police officers who’ve...
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Licensing Board Members Refuse to Step Down at Mayor’s Request

March 8, 2012
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Two members of the Licensing Board who were asked to step down so the mayor could appoint those in whom he has great faith have refused to do so. We believe that when a new mayor is elected and he asks for resignations that it is a matter of long established protocol that the...
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Anthony Pisani Named Pitcher of the Week

March 8, 2012
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Revere’s Anthony Pisani is off to a superb start for the University of Rhode Island baseball team. Pisani, a senior co-captain, was selected as College Baseball Insider’s Northeast Region Pitcher of the Week. The Northeast Region consists of 74 teams from eight different Division 1 conferences. The 6-foot, 200-pound lefthander received the award after...
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Police Briefs 03-07-2012

March 8, 2012
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Monday, Feb. 27 Manuel DeJesus, 50, of Lynn, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor and operating a negligently to endanger. Tuesday, Feb. 28 Keith Perry, 38, of 61A Pomona St., was charged with shoplifting, assault and battery on a police officer, being a disorderly person, giving a false...
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Obituaries 03-07-2012

March 8, 2012
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John Stallmann Computer Progammer John A. Stallmann of Revere, formerly of Aurora IL, died suddenly on February 18. He was 61 years old. A computer programmer for the Department of Mental Health, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for many years, he was the beloved husband of Carol A. Morgan, cherished son of Mardella ( Benter )...
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