To Serve and Protect

December 20, 2012
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To Serve and Protect

The Revere Police Department hosted its 1st Annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony Monday night and awarded 10 officers recognition medals for acts of bravery going back as far as 1997 and as recent as 2011. Here, Officer Mark DeSimone (center) is honored for a 2006 incident in Beachmont where he took into custody an...
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Officials Seek Federal Help for Safer Schools

December 20, 2012
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City and school officials have called upon the federal government to help them make schools safer in Revere and across the country, with Mayor Dan Rizzo suggesting that members of the National Guard conduct their required service at school entrances. After the unspeakable events that transpired last Friday morning in Newtown, CT, the country...
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Suffolk Downs and Citi Center Team Up for Entertainment at Proposed Casino

December 20, 2012
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Tuesday morning brought the major announcement by Suffolk Downs and Caesar’s Entertainment that they have cemented a partnership with Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center (Citi Center) to provide arts and entertainment programming at the proposed casino. Citi Center operates the Wang Center, the Shubert Theatre and the Emerson Majestic Theatre in Boston’s Theatre District....
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Cabral Pegged for State Cabinet

December 20, 2012
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There’s going to be a new sheriff in town. Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral has accepted a position in Gov. Deval Patrick’s cabinet as the Secretary of Public Safety and Security. Cabral was last elected to her post as sheriff in 2010, besting Hassan Smith easily. “Sheriff Cabral is grateful that Governor Patrick has...
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Outrage at Newtown

December 20, 2012
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In the morning and early afternoon hours of last Friday, virtually every parent looked at their children – whether those children were young or old – and felt the terror that parents in Newtown felt. It was too easy to imagine the screams of little six-year-old children facing down the real “monster under the...
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Congratulations Cheerleaders

December 20, 2012
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We want to congratulate the Revere Pop Warner cheerleading teams for the remarkable success they achieved in the National Championships held at Disney World earlier this month. The accomplishment of the Revere squads – the ‘C’ winning the national title for the second year in a row, and the ‘A’ and ‘D’ squads finishing...
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Police Briefs 12-19-2012

December 20, 2012
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MONDAY, DEC. 10 Eleazar Gamez, 31, of 35 Cheever St., was arrested on charges of two counts of assault & battery. Mark Reyes, 37, of 2 Ocean Ave., was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Daniel J. McCarthy, 25,...
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RHS Girls Hoop Team Opens with 44-40 Win

December 20, 2012
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The Revere High girls basketball team got its 2012-13 season off to a roaring start with a scintillating 44-40 victory over defending Northeastern Conference champion Lynn English Friday evening at the RHS fieldhouse. The Lady Patriots took a 2-0 lead at the outset, but trailed thereafter until the decisive fourth quarter. The visiting Lady...
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Obituaries 12-19-2012

December 20, 2012
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Guido ‘Bill’ Lombardi GE Retiree Guildo “Bill” Lombardi of Revere, formerly of Saugus, died on December 13 surrounded by his family at his home. He was 94 years old. The husband of the late Carmella (Rizzo) Lombardi, he was born and raised in East Boston, the son of the late Pedro and Maddalena Lombardi....
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Revere Pop Warner ‘C’ Squad Repeats as National Champion

December 12, 2012
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Revere Pop Warner ‘C’ Squad Repeats as National Champion

The Revere Pop Warner ‘C’ Squad is No. 1 in the nation again. Head coach Melissa Elam’s 12 cheerleaders took home the top prize at the National Pop Warner Cheer Championships held Dec. 4 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Two other Revere squads also excelled at...
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Mayor Taps Hinojosa as New Rec Director

December 12, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo this week has put forth Michael Hinojosa as his pick to replace her. Hinojosa is a Revere High School graduate and is known to be full of energy when it comes to youth activities, having coached extensively in Babe Ruth softball and girl’s basketball. He was one of the leaders of...
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Local Aid Cuts to Hurt Revere

December 12, 2012
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If the Commonwealth of Massachusetts had a checkbook, it would be woefully overdrawn. And they’re once-again turning to cities like Revere to help balance their red ink in the form of mid-year local aid cuts – the second time in three years Gov. Deval Patrick has proposed such a previously unprecedented move. Local aid...
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Revere Police Looking for Armed Man

December 12, 2012
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Revere Police and State Police are on the lookout for an armed criminal and the License Commission is preparing to yank the license of a business that armed criminal allegedly took over some two years ago by force, intimidation, kidnapping and blackmail. A warrant has been issued for Gary Coulanges surrounding an ongoing issue...
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Council Approves TIF

December 12, 2012
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We support the recent unanimous vote by the City Council to approve the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Agreement for DeMoulas at the Northgate Shopping Mall.  The amount of money that is to be foregone by the City (about $100,000 per year for 10 years, as compared to the yearly tax revenue of almost $210,000...
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State Aid Cuts

December 12, 2012
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Just when we thought that we were out of the woods with regard to local aid reductions by the state, local officials across the Commonwealth were notified last week that there will be almost $9 million less in discretionary state aid available to cities and towns for the current fiscal year.  For Revere, this...
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RHS Hockey Opens Tonight

December 12, 2012
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The Revere High hockey team will get its 2012-13 season underway this evening, Wednesday, Dec. 12, when the Patriots host Somerville, former long time rival from the Greater Boston League, at Cronin Rink. Face off time is 6:30. First year coach Joe Ciccarello’s Patriots engaged in a series of scrimmages over the past week...
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Police Briefs 12-12-2012

December 12, 2012
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MONDAY, DEC. 10 Derek J. Agresti, 42, of Boston, was arrested on charges of assault & battery and disorderly conduct. TUESDAY, DEC. 4 Juan P. Bernabe, 41, of Peabody, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Daniel-Antonio Hernandez-Chincilla, 35, of Herdon, Virginia, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5 Matthew Ronald Graves, 20,...
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Obituaries 12-12-2012

December 12, 2012
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Andrew Schena Member of Founding Family of Revere Beach’s “The Banana Boat” Andrew J. Schena died unexpectedly at his Revere home on December 3. He was 49 years old. Born in Everett, he lived his entire life in Revere and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1981. Most of his working career was...
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The Mighty Duck

December 5, 2012
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The Mighty Duck

RumneyMarsh Academy Leanne O’Hara and student James Fabiano discuss strategy before the annual Parent/Teacher Basketball that was recently held.
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Novoselsky Will Lead Council

December 5, 2012
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After serving on the City Council for decades, it appears that Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky will get his first crack at Council President in the coming year. Novoselsky told the Journal it appears right now that he has at least eight votes from the Council to secure the spot. At the same time,...
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Councillors Say No Way to Pot Dispensaries Here

December 5, 2012
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The Revere City Council is looking to change the City’s zoning so as to block any medical marijuana dispensaries from locating in the city as a result of the approved medical marijuana ballot question from the Nov. 6thelection. In a resounding vote statewide, voters easily approved a plan to allow medical marijuana to be...
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Council Unanimously Approves TIF

December 5, 2012
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City councillors unanimously approved a Tax Incremental Financing Agreement (TIF) for the owners of the former Toys ‘R Us property at Northgate Mall – under the auspices that the taxpayer investment would draw in a new 80,000 sq. ft. Market Basket grocery store. In a vote of 10-0 (Councillor Stephen Reardon was absent), the...
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Rising Home Heating Costs Have Homeowners Worried

December 5, 2012
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If last year’s mild winter was a gift from God for those who pay close attention to their heating bills, one can certainly not expect another such generous gift this year. Projections for a much colder winter this year, along with high heating oil prices that aren’t budging, have homeowners a bit anxious about...
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Fuel Assistance Program Benefits Must Continue

December 5, 2012
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We have admired the outstanding work that Bob Repucci, executive director of Community Action Programs Intercity (CAPIC) has done for so many years on behalf of low-income residents in Revere and the neighboring communities of Chelsea and Winthrop. In a story in the Journal this week, Mr. Repucci expresses his concerns that the state...
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