Billboard Owners Need to Pay

February 29, 2012
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There is a reason so many businesspeople like putting up billboards in Revere near to major highways or highly commercial areas. Billboards generate enormous amounts in rental income forever once they are put up. Putting them up is all about getting the proper approvals and securing a special permit  from the City Council. So...

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Obituaries 02-29-2012

February 29, 2012
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Grace Barrasso East Boston Resident Grace M. (DeStefano) Barrasso of East Boston died in Florida on February 25. A former employee of the Boston School System, she was the beloved wife of Anthony Barrasso of East Boston; devoted mother of Janice A. Heffron of New Hampshire and Denice A. Barrasso of East Boston; cherished...

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Community Music Video Will Welcome Visiting Officials to Revere High School

February 22, 2012
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Community Music Video Will Welcome Visiting Officials to Revere High School

Revere High School – Don’t Stop Believing When the all-important accreditation team comes to Revere High School (RHS) early next month, their first impression of the place will come from a delightful music video put together by the entire high school community – a video that has already taken the city by storm...

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This Girl Has Talent

February 22, 2012
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This Girl Has Talent

Jocelyn Gonzalez dances to “Number One Girl” in the Revere High School Talent Show that was held last week. More photographs will appear in next week’s edition.

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Police Captains and City Owned Cars Don’t Mix: Chief Cafarelli Preparing Order to Return City Owned Vehicles

February 22, 2012
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Acting Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli will be ordering Revere’s police captains, among the most highly paid municipal employees on the city payroll, to return their city-owned vehicles and to begin using their own transport from their homes to the station. The chief’s order is imminent. “It is time to change the way the department...

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Ciarlone Assault Revisited After Recent Violation

February 22, 2012
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Though many thought the criminal case with former School Committee member Michael Ciarlone had found its way quietly to a resolution, this month it has taken on a new life. Chelsea Police arrested Ciarlone  – who is currently an employee of the School Department and is on leave without pay – at the end...

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License Commission Memberswill Not Heed Request to Leave

February 22, 2012
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The two members of the License Commission that were asked to step down last week by Mayor Dan Rizzo will decline to do so and will serve out their respective terms. Sources close to the situation told the Journal this week that Chair Tom Henneberry and Member Bob Marra will decline to step down...

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Mayor Setting the Example

February 22, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo is setting a new precedent by refusing the city car institutionalized as their own for as far back as we can recall. Mayor Rizzo has returned his car to the city. He has told officials that he will be using his own automobile rather than to accept the perk of the...

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Police Chief Following Suit

February 22, 2012
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Chief Joseph Cafarelli has said he is adamant about reshaping the persona of the Revere Police Department. Since taking over two weeks ago he has made a flurry of command changes and new assignments. However, ordering his captains to return the city owned automobiles they have been using for years to drive home will...

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Police Presence on Broadway

February 22, 2012
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At the mayor’s request, Chief Cafarelli has assigned a number of police officers to the Broadway beat. For the first time in years, Broadway now has police officers present and highly visible in yellow jackets from 2-6 p.m. everyday to add to the new effort to raise the quality of life for those who...

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RHS Hockey Team Wins Three Straight

February 22, 2012
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The surging Revere High hockey team batted 1.000 this week, reeling off three victories in three outings, to move to the brink of qualifying for the post season state tournament. The Patriots now stand at 7-8-4 on the season and need a win in their final regular season game tonight (Wednesday) against Matignon in...

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Police Briefs 02-22-2012

February 22, 2012
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ARREST Report Monday, Feb. 13 Carla Gioe, 47, of Malden, was arrested on one warrant. Jonathan Harris, 18, 418 Parkway, was charged with shoplifting (3rd or more offenses). Tuesday, Feb. 14 No Arrests Reported Wednesday, Feb. 15 No Arrests Reported Thursday, Feb. 16 Matthew Dionne, 28, of 406 Malden St., was arrested on one...

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Obituaries 02-22-2012

February 22, 2012
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William ‘Shack’ Shackelton Revere Resident William N. “Shack” Shackelton of Revere, formerly of Malden, died on February 18. He was the devoted father of Amanda E. Shackelton and William N. Shackelton, Jr., both of Malden; cherished son of the late Carolyn (Hodgdon) (Shackelton) Topping and her husband, Howard Topping of Malden and Robert C....

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Revere High School – Don’t Stop Believing [Video]

February 21, 2012
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Revere Resident to Compete in the 2012 Miss Boston Pageant

February 17, 2012
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Orbelina Erazo vies for coveted title and over $7,500 in scholarships and prizes Boston, MA – Orbelina Erazo has been selected to be a contestant in the Miss Boston Pageant on February 19, 2012 at 5pm at the Omni Parker House in Boston, MA.  The pageant will feature 14 of Boston’s most dynamic young...

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City Releases List of Most Highly Paid Employees

February 15, 2012
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Revere 2011 Payroll The City set two records in 2011 for city worker pay, with one employee earning more than $200,000 for the first time ever, and more employees than ever before making over $100,000. School Superintendent Paul Dakin topped all earners once again in 2011 and also broke a new milestone for municipal...

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New Policy Sought for Stray Dogs

February 15, 2012
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New Policy Sought for Stray Dogs

Lisa Cutting of Ocean View Kennels works closely with the Revere Police, but the police aren’t working well with her – and she said it’s becoming a problem. About two weeks ago, a Revere man was transported to the Whidden Hospital with a sickness. With the man expected to be hospitalized, officers confiscated his...

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Mayor Seeks Resignations

February 15, 2012
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Two members of the Licensing Board have been asked to resign by Mayor Dan Rizzo according to sources who claimed the board members had already received their letters. In addition, two members of the Zoning Board of Appeals are also being asked to resign. When the mayor is done with those resignations, he is...

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The Top Ten

February 15, 2012
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The Revere Journal has once again printed the list of the highest paid top 100 employees in salary and add ons for the year 2011. As lists go, it is, once again, the printing of the same old thing we’ve come to expect of salaries paid to municipal employees. For those of you who...

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The Mayor’s Program

February 15, 2012
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It is our understanding that several people on a prominent city board have been asked by the mayor to resign. It is our belief that when a new mayor requests a resignation, that request should be adhered to. To do otherwise, is to work against the mayor’s wishes and that type of scenario is...

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RHS Roundup: Girls Hoop Wins Pair, at 9-6

February 15, 2012
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The Revere High girls basketball team won both of its contests this past week to improve to 9-6 on the season and move within one game of clinching a spot in the post season state tourney. The Lady Patriots overcame a slow start Tuesday against Lynn Classical in which the Revere girls scored only...

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Police Briefs 02-15-2012

February 15, 2012
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ARREST Report MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6 Vincent J. DiNunzio, 41, of 224 Mountain Ave., was arrested on two counts of assault & battery. Joseph P. Morris, 23, of 4 Wolcott Rd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. A 15 year old juvenile and a 16 year old juvenile were arrested on outstanding warrants. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY...

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Obituaries 02-15-2012

February 15, 2012
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Blanche Silva Revere Resident Blanche. L. ( Preston ) Silva of Revere died on February 9. She was the beloved wife of Richard H. Silva Sr.; devoted mother of Robert P., Ronald M. and his wife, Rosane, all of Revere, Randy S. and his wife, Claire of Peabody and the late Richard H. Silva...

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Police Chief Resigns; Cafarelli Acting Chief

February 10, 2012
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Police Chief Resigns; Cafarelli Acting Chief

After a whirlwind of a week at the top of the Revere Police chain of command, Lt. Joe Cafarelli emerged on top Monday morning when Mayor Dan Rizzo tapped him to be the new Acting Chief of Police. The 20-year veteran was gracious and confident in the appointment, which is a temporary appointment until...

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