Police to Start to Use Tasers

February 10, 2015
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Several Revere Police officers began carrying Tasers last week, also known as Electronic Control Weapons (ECW), and so far it’s made an early and significant difference in assaults on police officers. “We did the training last week and began to use them on certain shifts,” said Lt. Amy O’Hara. “They did have to use...
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Google Helps Locate Hydrants

February 10, 2015
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Years ago, when a snowstorm walloped the city and fire hydrants were hopelessly buried in white fluff, fire crews would get on the horn to one of their old salts who still had the grid memorized. “If we couldn’t locate a fire hydrant, we would often call retired Capt. Ed Janiak (now deceased) and...
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AirBNB Pits Innovation vs Regulation in Revere

February 10, 2015
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While Councillor John Powers was perusing his ward a few years ago, he got an interesting complaint: there were French people staying in a neighbor’s basement. It wasn’t exactly the kind of concern one hears every day, and the explanation was stranger than the complaint. What he had discovered was the fruits of the...
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Police Briefs 02-04-2015

February 10, 2015
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House Breaks: (2) Conant Street; and Washington Avenue Commercial Breaks: (0) Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (3) Reservoir Avenue (plate); Everard Street (plate); and *Everett Street. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (30) Copeland Circle (2); Brown Circle (2); Furlong Drive; Robert Road; Revere Street; Pemberton/Marshall; Pierce Street; Revere/Broadway; Crescent Avenue; Harris/Parkway; Squire Road – Sozio’s; Pomona Street; Squire...
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A Good Job Handling Snowstorms

February 10, 2015
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We’ve seen record-setting snowfall in the past week, creating difficult challenges for our Department of Public Works crews who have been working around the clock to remove the snow from the streets and roadways. It was a monumental assignment and there is even more snow in the forecast for this week and next. What...
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City Salaries in Line With Area Trends

February 10, 2015
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The annual Top 100 List of salaries for Revere city employees appears in this week’s Revere Journal. The list reveals that more than 168 employees earned more than $100,000. Our story follows a Boston Globe story that indicated that 10,500 state employees were paid more than $100,000 last year. These salaries are indicative of...
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Letters to the Editor

February 10, 2015
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Batteries Not Included Dear Editor What’s the one phrase that can quickly change the mood from festive to foul for any child opening a brand new, shiny toy? “Batteries not included!” Or how about that product featured on a home shopping channel or infomercial – you know, the one that’ll make you happy, solve...
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Sports 02-04-2015

February 10, 2015
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RHS sports Roundup Girls basketball team routs Peabody, is  edged by Winthrop   The Revere High girls basketball team, which already has qualified for the post-season state tourney, split its two games this past week, rolling past Peabody Friday evening, 68-41, but coming up short against Winthrop, 40-32. In Friday’s match with Peabody at the Merullo Fieldhouse, the Lady Patriots...
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Obituaries 02-04-2015

February 10, 2015
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Philip Murphy Longtime Insurance Agent Philip Murphy of Revere died on January 30. An insurance agent for many years and a US Navy Vietnam Veteran, he was the beloved husband of Flora Lindberg; devoted father of Donna Murphy of New Hampshire and Linda Murphy and Nancy Vallee, both of Wilmington; dear brother of the...
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A Family Snow Day

January 30, 2015
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A Family Snow Day


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Police Investigating Shooting of Chelsea Youth on Friday

January 30, 2015
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 Police continue an active investigation into the murder of 18-year-old Andres Jaramillo last Friday morning in his car, which was parked on Garfield Avenue near the Garfield School. A spokesman for the Suffolk County DA said there have been no arrests made as of Tuesday, but that leads are being followed. Revere Police responded...
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Councillors Meet Despite Snowstorm

January 30, 2015
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 REVERE – Despite the impending snowy weather the city council did meet Monday night to do some business.  The council approved a request for a 34 vehicle underground parking garage at 525 Beach St. The approval was necessary to obtain a “flammables” permit due to the gasoline in the vehicles. The 30 unit development...
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IC Community Demands Meeting with O’Malley on Church’s Overreaction

January 30, 2015
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Nearly 1,000 parents and parishioners from Immaculate Conception (IC) Church and School have officially lodged a petition of protest with the Archdiocese of Boston and Cardinal Sean O’Malley – calling for an immediate meeting with the Cardinal to discuss what they believe to be a complete overreaction in the handling of the inquiry into...
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Luberto’s Makes Seahawk Bet a Reality

January 30, 2015
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Luberto’s Makes Seahawk Bet a Reality

Sheriff Steven Tompkins and Revere bakery owner Danny Luberto are betting their tail that the New England Patriots will prevail in this weekend’s Super Bowl – a lobster tail pastry, that is. Tompkins made an official appearance at Luberto’s Bakery on Broadway Monday to announce the friendly Super Bowl wager between the local Sheriff...
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Police Briefs 01-28-2015

January 30, 2015
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Weekly Crime Report House: 9 Washburn Avenue; Washburn Avenue; Milano Avenue; Kimball Avenue; Tuckerman Avenue; Eaton Street; Francis Street; Walnut Avenue and Newbury Street. Commercial: 0 Motor Vehicle Theft: 6 Marshview Terrace; Hyde Street; Derby Road; *Sigourney Street; Milano Avenue; and Haddon Street. Motor Vehicle Accidents: 34 Brown Circle (2); Copeland Circle; Constitution Avenue;...
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Letter to the Editor

January 30, 2015
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No more cuts Dear Governor Baker, We are writing to urge you not to impose further 9c cuts to elderly home care. On October 19, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick made a total of $2.37 million in 9c cuts to Elder Affairs line items, including $1.52 million to home care services. Protective services, congregate housing...
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Sports 01-28-2015

January 30, 2015
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RHS sports Roundup Lady Patriots win three, now 10-1 The Revere High girls basketball team crunched three more opponents this past week, raising their record to a sterling 10-1 and in the process qualifying for the post-season state tournament. The Lady Patriots opened their week last Monday with a 53-39 triumph over former Greater...
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Obituaries 01-28-2015

January 30, 2015
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George James Pickard Of Revere George James Pickard of Revere died on Thursday, January 22. He was the beloved husband of Maida B. (Sacks) Pickard; devoted father of Jon Michael Pickard; loving son of the late Harry and Sally (Bell) Pickard. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Contribution’s in George’s...
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Revere Girl Scout Troop at Governor’s Office

January 22, 2015
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Revere Girl Scout Troop at Governor’s Office

A group of Revere Girl Scouts got a quick (and unexpected) trip to the corner office last week while touring the State House. Troop leader Stacy Ceren said her charges were taking the standard tour of the capitol when Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito crossed their paths and found out they...
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FKO Gets $400,000 Grant for New Building

January 22, 2015
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REVERE – It seems only appropriate that the For Kids Only (FKO)afterschool program receives a $400,000 grant to build a new facility during the program’s 30th anniversary year. The Department of Early Education (EEC) and the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) awarded the grant to go toward the $2.8 million building project. The...
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Police Briefs 01-21-2015

January 22, 2015
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ATTEMPTED ARSON CHARGES A Revere man is facing charges after an argument with his wife where he threatened to burn down the house last Wednesday, Jan. 21. Police were called to the residence on Sagamore Street around 11:52 p.m. for a domestic incident between a husband and wife. After the argument, the man threatened...
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Local Officials Address Heroin/Opiate Epidemic

January 22, 2015
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We would like to draw your attention to the story about the opiate awareness summit that was held Friday at North Shore Community College in Lynn. It is a fact that this community has been affected by the heroin/opiate epidemic. There were 70 overdoses in Revere and more than 250 overdoses in Lynn. It...
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Letter to the Editor

January 22, 2015
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Forbidden: Remembering the Past Working on the Beach Dear Editor: The worst thing about working at Hurley’s Bath House at Revere Beach was not having another carefree summer to do with what I pleased. The best thing – even beyond earning more money than ever before – was watching women get dressed by occasionally...
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Revere Through the Years

January 22, 2015
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10 years ago January 19, 2005   Joe Singer, a Revere native recently returned home after a tour of duty in Afghanistan with the Marines, was attacked by a group of youths a few doors down from his home on Crescent Ave. and suffered a serious stab wound. The former Broadway National Bank at...
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