Summer Arrives: Things are happening all around us

June 22, 2011
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What is better than the summer arriving in a beach city like ours? We wait for it all winter. We wonder about it and what it will be like – and then it comes, and passes, just like that. Like the snap of a finger. Tuesday was the first day of summer, a moment...

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Weathers Named Offensive MVP of Annual Shriners Football Classic

June 22, 2011
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RHS product leads North to victory By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com Trae Weathers may have his Revere High School diploma in hand, but he’s still representing the football program in glorious fashion. Weathers, an All-Scholastic player in the 2011 season, was selected the Offensive Most Valuable Player for the North team in the Shriners Football...

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Obituaries 06-22-2011

June 22, 2011
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Rose DeYeso Lifelong Revere resident Rose M. (Moscaritolo) DeYeso, a lifelong resident of Revere, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on June 20 following a brief illness. She was 97 years old. Born, raised and educated in Revere, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt. Mrs....

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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

June 16, 2011
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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

One of our photographers grabbed this historic shot Thursday morning of Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara exiting the charter plane at Logan Airport while hoisting the Stanley Cup into the air. A small group of fans were there to cheer on the team as they arrived back in Boston just after 8:30 a.m. on...

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Officials Keep a Close Watch on Global Project But much is Still to be Learned about plan

June 15, 2011
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Officials Keep a Close Watch on Global Project But much is Still to be Learned about plan

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Federal railroad officials are keeping a close eye on Global Oil’s proposal to bring Ethanol trains to its Revere terminal on Chelsea Creek, but they also said they still don’t know much about the details. “We have been monitoring developments closely and have had meetings with the State Fire Marshal’s...

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Retiring RHS Teacher Honored for Three Decades of Service

June 15, 2011
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Retiring RHS Teacher Honored for Three Decades of Service

JFYNetWorks honored David Colella, special education teacher at Revere High school for his 34 years of teaching, recently in a ceremony at the State House. Keynote speaker Tom Vander Ark, a longtime national leader in education reform, commended Colella for being in the vanguard of the technology revolution in education. “Personal digital learning is...

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A Head’s Up Discovery Statue Recovered by Revere Police

June 15, 2011
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A Head’s Up Discovery Statue Recovered by Revere Police

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The dank garage on Yeamans Street was littered with beer and soda cans and various vestiges from years past – now in storage and long forgotten. Revere Police Det. Doug Zingali cut the lock on the front of the little storage garage, and entered into the lair late Sunday afternoon....

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Ladder 12: Federal Funds Could Help City Add a Dozen New Firefighters

June 15, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Money is apparently about ready to fall out of the sky in order to save the Revere Fire Department from this year’s devastating budget cuts. The department was facing routine, rolling station closures this coming budget year and a contingent whittled down to 92 firefighters – one of the lowest...

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Police Briefs 06-15-2011

June 15, 2011
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MONDAY, JUNE 6 David Ross Yovicsin, 57, of Holliston, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, interfering with a police officer in the discharge of his duty, and two counts of assault & battery upon a police officer. TUESDAY, JUNE 7 John J. Cleary, 65, of 1107 Winthrop Ave., was arrested on...

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Time to Move On: E-mail Controversy Underscores the Need to Focus on the Future of Revere

June 15, 2011
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Two weeks ago, the Journal broke the story and brought to light the specifics about the alleged unethical use of the city’s web site and city owned computers by city employees. Candidate for Mayor George Rotondo deserves credit for bringing the issue to light. In the first instance, the use of the city’s website,...

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Obituaries 06-15-2011

June 15, 2011
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Lawrence Sirois Retired Owner of Surf Cleaners in Winthrop Lawrence Sirois of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, Maine and Florida, died June 13 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center, Revere after a long illness. He was 89 years old. Born in Norridgework, ME, the son of the late Laura (Burgoyne) and Edmund Sirois, he spent...

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Could this B the Time? Martellis are Anxiously following Boston’s Cup Run

June 8, 2011
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Could this B the Time? Martellis are Anxiously following Boston’s Cup Run

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com With the swing of every Bruin’s stick, Donny Martelli and his family are hoping to hear the infamous clock tick. For Martelli, of Dale Street, the Bruins, and their lack of playoff success until this year, have created an epic story within their family – one involving a unique 21-year...

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Tamar’s Journey: Excruciating Pain and Long Hospital Stays didn’t Deter Bonaventure from Excelling at RHS

June 8, 2011
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Tamar’s Journey: Excruciating Pain and Long Hospital Stays didn’t Deter Bonaventure from Excelling at RHS

A body that won’t cooperate is usually more of a concern to an elderly person than to a teen-ager. Chronic, excruciating pain doesn’t usually menace the young as it does the old, but for one Revere High School (RHS) senior, living with the threat of pain – pain that could come at any minute...

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Tye isn’t Entering the Mayor’s Race: She will Seek a Spot on the School Committee Instead

June 8, 2011
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Tye isn’t Entering the Mayor’s Race: She will Seek a Spot on the School Committee Instead

-By Joshua Resnek editor@reverejournal.com Ending months of speculation in local political circles, School Committeewoman Carol Tye has finally made it official – she will not be running for mayor. “After much reflection, I have decided to seek re-election to the School Committee,” she told the Journal during to a visit to the office last...

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Maglione Vindicated; Judge Awards him More than $100K in Damages from Drain Laying Saga

June 8, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The last remaining vestiges of the once-controversial drain laying saga in the City’s Department of Public Works (DPW) has been decided by a Suffolk Superior Court judge and has vindicated the DPW’s Joe Maglione – who at the height of the situation was once suspended from his job and accused...

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Sand Castles: Extravaganza is Great for the Beach, City

June 8, 2011
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Those in charge with the city’s wildly popular Sand Castle exhibit have a tiger by the tail. This is an event that has all the elements of something that can be so much more. It is difficult to know exactly what will work and what will not but we know this for sure –...

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The Class of 2011: Congratulations to Revere High Grads

June 8, 2011
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The Revere High School Class of 2011 will hold its graduation exercises tonight at Della Russo Stadium. It will be a night for the grads and their families to mark an important milestone in their lives and also to acknowledge the accomplishments of the Class of ‘11 as a group. A high school graduation...

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The Bruins: Black and Gold Show a Lot of Fight

June 8, 2011
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The Boston Bruins, their backs against the wall and their egos on the floor, stood tall Monday night in the TD Garden. Needing a win to make a series out of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Bruins delivered a proverbial haymaker, routing the Vancouver Canucks, 8-1, to narrow the gap in this best-of-seven series,...

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Patriots Find the Range in Opener Tourney Run Ended by Classical in Round 2

June 8, 2011
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By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com Coach Joe Ciccarello wanted his Revere High softball team to make an impression in the State Softball Tournament. Courtney Gurska made sure it did with a clutch bases-loaded triple in the eighth inning to propel Revere to an 8-2 victory over Methuen in an opening round game on the Rangers’...

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Police Briefs 06-08-2011

June 8, 2011
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TUESDAY, MAY 31 Nino O. DiPaolo, 39, of 94 Constitution Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 Carla Cruz, 28, of 41 Sears St., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. Abderrahim Nabat, 43, of Malden, was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. THURSDAY, JUNE 2 Michael...

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Obituaries 06-08-2011

June 8, 2011
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Lillian Tirro Retired Secretary and long time dance enthusiast Lillian G. (Reid) Tirro, a 63 year resident of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on May 26 following a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma at the Life Care Center of Stoneham. She was 85 years old. Born, raised and educated in Chelsea, she...

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What’s The Word for It? Refreshing!

June 1, 2011
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What’s The Word for It? Refreshing!

McKinley School Kindergartners Arianna Buenrostro and Aamna Umar beat the recent heat with a popsicle treat at Harry Della Russo Stadium last Friday during the school’s first-ever Vocabulary Parade. Each student picked a part of speech, such as a noun, and dressed up as that part of speech for the day. At the end...

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A Model Home (of sorts): AG Hopes to Use Revere Program as a Statewide Model for Foreclosures

June 1, 2011
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A Model Home (of sorts): AG Hopes to Use Revere Program as a Statewide Model for Foreclosures

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com One house at a time, city and state officials hope that they can dig out abandoned and foreclosed properties in Revere and the rest of the  Commonwealth. Using Revere as a model, State Attorney General Martha Coakley has teamed up with Mayor Tom Ambrosino, Chelsea Restoration and the Mass Bankers...

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