Economy Pushes More Students Toward Community College

April 18, 2012
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The changing economic times – with a continuously sluggish economy – has changed the game plan for many Revere High School (RHS) students pursuing a higher education next year. While many students at RHS continue to head off to storied universities – and even some Ivy League schools – a growing number who do...
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Anti-casino Activist Talks to Residents

April 18, 2012
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For the past two years, John Ribiero has been going from hall to hall, coffee table to coffee table and person to person detailing his concerns and outright opposition to a casino in East Boston and Revere. He’s given hundreds of talks – which are mostly informational in nature and detail the other side...
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City’s Casino Mitigation Tab to Be an Eye Opener

April 18, 2012
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The amount of money Revere will be asking from the developers of a casino at Suffolk Downs will run into the many millions of dollars over a decade period following its opening, according to John Festa, Revere’s chief of economic development. Festa has been creating the mitigation package which is expected to be handed...
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RHS Boys Tennis Team Wins Two Matches

April 18, 2012
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The Revere High boys tennis team enjoyed a successful week, winning two matches against opponents from the South Division of the Northeastern Conference and taking the lead in a third match before it was “hailed out.” The Patriots opened the week with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Winthrop in a match that was the...
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Police Briefs 04-18-2012

April 18, 2012
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Stabbing victim heads to court A man who got stabbed by his girlfriend will be sorting out their differences in Chelsea District Court after both were charged in a domestic incident on the Boulevard last Saturday. Police responded to 332 Boulevard at 9 p.m. on Saturday for a man suffering from a stab wound...
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Obituaries 04-18-2012

April 18, 2012
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Jack Arena Former Winthrop Auxiliary Police Chief Jack Arena of Putnam Street, Winthrop died at the Anne Mark Nursing Home in Revere on April 15 after a brief illness. He was 88 years old. A lifelong resident of Winthrop, he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps during World War II and was honorably...
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Sunny Weather

April 11, 2012
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Sunny Weather

Skateboarders Lenny Ferragamo (front) and Alex Tuazon (rear) take to the air and try to land some expert tricks at Revere High School last week during a short stretch of sunny weather.
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Easter from Luberto’Salleged

April 11, 2012
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Easter from Luberto’Salleged

Luberto’s employee Yamilet Martinez hands out chocolate puffs to customers during the Easter rush at the popular Broadway bakery. Here, Barbara Santosuasso partakes of the sweet treat while she waits for her order.
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NECCO Takes Distributor to Court Seeking $380,000

April 11, 2012
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It appears to be a case of a real dirty trick played upon a true Sweetheart. The New England Confectionary Company (Necco), of Revere, recently filed a civil suit in Boston’s federal court demanding more than $300,000 from its long-time distributor for, basically, being duped. Necco filed the suit on March 30th against Allied...
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Guinasso to Seek Revisit on Liquor License Rollback

April 11, 2012
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After seeing several solid, long-time restaurants close down, Revere License Commissioner Linda Guinasso told the Journal on Monday that, at this Thursday’s meeting, she would request the Commission revisit the controversial liquor license rollback. Guinasso said while she would still not favor a 2 a.m. closing time, she would like to see something different...
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Add Brown to Fight Against Ethanol Here

April 11, 2012
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For the past year, it has seemed like many in Revere – most especially Ed O’Hara – have been the lone voices in the fight against a plan to bring Ethanol trains to the Revere Global Oil terminal, but now it seems that the fight is spreading and gaining some pretty important allies. In...
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Extraordinary History in the Making at the Beach

April 11, 2012
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The construction of the plaza deck feature of the Waterfront Square development along with the centerpiece of the entire project – a pedestrian bridge and walkway from the Wonderland Station to the beach modeled after the Zakim Bridge in Charlestown is now going into high gear. There is no underestimating the lasting significance and...
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Superior Court Clerk is Subject of I-team Investigative Report

April 11, 2012
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A whistleblower and an anonymous source – both Suffolk Superior Court employees – told the Journal this week that working conditions at the court have become so stressful and difficult due to management by Criminal Court Clerk Maura Hennigan, that a criminal was accidentally allowed to be bailed out of jail and sent free...
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Spring Sports Season in Full Swing for RHS Teams

April 11, 2012
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RHS girls tennis team defeats Saugus The Revere High girls tennis team earned its first victory of the season with a hard fought 4-1 win over Saugus, a rival from the South Division of the Northeastern Conference, Monday. Captain Cristina DiFabio, playing at No. 2 singles, pulled out the grittiest match of the day...
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Police Briefs 04-11-2012

April 11, 2012
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NEW SYSTEM FOR THE DEPARTMENT The Revere Police Department changed this week to a new software system to keep records of its calls for service, arrests and other actions. For the public record, which is given to the newspaper, the amount of information available for the ‘crime statistics’ that have run for many years...
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Obituaries 04-11-2012

April 11, 2012
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Stephen Mandracchia Everett Resident Stephen C. Mandracchia of Everett died on April 8. He was the beloved husband of Judith (Boudreau); loving father of Stephen A. Mandracchia and his wife, Alessandra of Revere and Lori Mancaniello and her husband, Bruno of Malden; beloved son of the late Onofrio and Mary Mandracchia. He is also...
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It’s A Wash

April 4, 2012
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It’s A Wash

Steve Brown and his 4-year-old son, Charlie, stopped at the Revere Car Wash Sunday morning to wash their cars and have some fun father/son time.
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Sandcastle Kick-off Breakfast; Group Seeks to Raise $175k

April 4, 2012
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Sandcastle Kick-off Breakfast; Group Seeks to Raise $175k

It’s hard to think about sandcastles in March, but that’s what was on everyone’s mind at the kickoff breakfast last Thursday for the New England Sandsculpting Festival. Organizers, City officials, donors and members of the Partnership gathered at the Comfort Inn for the breakfast and had the first discussions about this year’s festival, which...
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Construction on Beach Beginning

April 4, 2012
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Heavy equipment has moved onto Ocean Avenue this week to begin work on the new plaza deck and pedestrian bridge at Wonderland Station, and at the same time the project’s developer is laying plans for a hotel and for an apartment building. Surveyors and earthmovers from Suffolk Construction stationed themselves in front of the...
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Standing Up: Disabled Adults Keeping Their Ground

April 4, 2012
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Being different has always drawn stares to Revere’s Ernie Sacco. Throughout his life, he has grown pretty accustomed to having people stare at him, but these days, the gazes are different and the audience is engaged. Now, people are staring at him in order to learn from him. On a recent morning at Malden’s...
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Petruccelli Pushes Bill to Curb Foreclosures Here

April 4, 2012
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Financial Services, is working to push a crucial bill that would help curb the rate of foreclosures here in Revere and the state through the Senate. Senate Bill 868/House Bill 3516, An Act to Prevent Unlawful and Unnecessary Foreclosures was filed by Attorney General Martha...
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Easter 2012

April 4, 2012
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Easter in Revere remains as perhaps the most significant Christian holiday and commemoration on the calendar. It is, of course, the day Jesus was resurrected from the dead after dying on the cross on the hill called Golgotha. He gave to mankind the Kingdom of God, and in his excruciating suffering, he died for...
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Passover 2012

April 4, 2012
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Revere’s Jewish residents will also visit their respective synagogues and celebrate the onset of Passover on Friday evening. The traditional seder dinner will follow. The Passover for Jews is about their deliverance from slavery in Egypt, although it led to their wandering in the Sinai for 40 years. Passover’s modern message is that slavery...
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Congratulations to Michael Restiano

April 4, 2012
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Michael Restiano, a Tufts student from Revere, will be spending next year studying at Oxford University in England. This is a tremendous achievement for a young man brought up here, and who went to public schools here. He is a very bright young man who passed the rigorous Oxford entrance exams with the highest...
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