Going Up and Down: State, Local Officials at Opening of New Chelsea Street Bridge

May 17, 2012
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Going Up and Down: State, Local Officials at Opening of New Chelsea Street Bridge

Pointing at the massive structure behind him, U.S. Congressman Michael Capuano said the new Chelsea Street Bridge is an example of how federal earmarks work. “When there are projects like these that create jobs and improve infrastructure, earmarks work and are good,” said Capuano. Capuano on Monday joined Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary...
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Measuring Success in Pounds and Inches

May 17, 2012
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Measuring Success in Pounds and Inches

After one year in business, Millions of Muscles owner Jodi Reath is measuring her success in pounds and inches. Judging by the success of her start-up fitness business on Revere Beach, that’s no small loss. “Since last May when we started with the  boot camps on the Beach, we’ve gained a lot of business,”...
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Carol Sinclair

May 17, 2012
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The death of Carol Sinclair, who died over the weekend from the ravages of bone cancer, brings to an end the life of one of this city’s most outspoken activists. She was only 71. Carol Sinclair was a true fighter and a studious expert at local public policy. For many, many years, she was...
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No Snow Means Money in City Snow Accounts

May 17, 2012
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The mild winter is reaping even more benefits this week as City officials find themselves with a significant surplus in the snow and ice removal account. In beginning to close out the books on the fiscal year, which ends on June 30th, the City’s financial departments have found themselves with more than $350,000 in...
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Listening to the People

May 17, 2012
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The city council voted unanimously Monday night against a bill- board being placed on Squire Road. The vote comes as no surprise as hundreds of area residents made it clear to the council some months back that if a bill-board were allowed in that spot that voters would come down hard on elected public...
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Sports 05-16-2012

May 17, 2012
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Fitzy, Sahila, 4 x 100 relay set  boys records Revere High star trackster Michael Fitzpatrick blazed yet another path of glory at Saturday’s State Coaches Invitational Meet held at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville when he broke the Revere High School record in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:57.18. Fitzy’s clocking shattered...
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Obituaries 05-16-2012

May 17, 2012
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Helen Puopolo Homemaker Helen R. (Musto) Puopolo of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on May 14. She was 94 years old. A homemaker, she was the beloved wife of the late Rocco Puopolo; devoted mother of Marie L. Luzzo and her husband, Bruno of Florida and Louise A. Murphy and her husband, Harold of...
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Police Briefs 05-16-2012

May 17, 2012
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TAKING A BITE OUT OF CRIME It took awhile for police to sniff out the case, but a Swampscott man was finally charged on Monday for an alleged vicious beating of his former business partner that involved biting off the victim’s nose. The man was arraigned Monday for allegedly beating the former business partner...
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A Senseless Loss of a Life: Perez Remembered in Moving Public Tribute Outside RHS

May 10, 2012
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A Senseless Loss of a Life: Perez Remembered in Moving Public Tribute Outside RHS

The U.S. Army hearse rolled at a quick clip down School Street last Friday morning, the body of murdered former Army veteran Stephen Perez Jr., 22, at eternal rest inside. It passed through the stop sign at East Mountain Avenue. Suddenly, a complete hush fell over the crowd of hundreds of Revere High School...
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Major Meeting Next Week to Finalize MGH’s In-depth Community Health Assessment

May 10, 2012
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A new health assessment being led by the neighborhood and conducted by Mass General Hospital (MGH) has attracted a lot of interest in Revere over the last several months and will be the subject of a major meeting next week. MGH will hold the important community meeting on May 9th at 5:30 p.m. in...
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Suspended Police Received Unemployment Benefits

May 10, 2012
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Two police officers that were suspended – one that was facing federal charges from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – were able to collect unemployment from the City during their suspensions last year, according to City records. The Journal has obtained records that indicate former Officer Todd Randall – who plead guilty last...
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Foxboro Casino Project Withdrawn

May 10, 2012
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In a stunning development, Robert Kraft and Steve Wynn, vying with Suffolk Downs for a casino license, have pulled out of the competition following the town wide vote taken in Foxboro Monday. In Monday’s election,  Foxboro, voters elected two candidates to the town’s Board of Selectmen who did not favor considering casino development, bringing...
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Stephen Perez, Jr.

May 10, 2012
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When bad things happen to good people we are always left wondering why. Such is the case in the murder of Revere native and Army veteran, Stephen Perez, Jr. He was a young man with much to look forward to. He had finished a successful stint in the US Army in Afghanistan as a...
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Remembering Jim Kimmerle

May 10, 2012
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It was not so long ago that Jim Kimmerle was walking among us, enjoying his life, serving as a councilor and really coming into himself – and then he got sick. The sickness robbed him of his health, his good feeling and ultimately, it caused his death. In the last months of his life...
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Baseball Team Beats Winthrop

May 10, 2012
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It has been a long time in coming, but when the final out was made in Monday’s 9-5 victory for the Revere High baseball team at Winthrop, four years of frustration were all but forgotten. “The team has been working hard all season and never has given up” said first year RHS head coach...
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Police Briefs 05-09-2012

May 10, 2012
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MONDAY, APRIL 30 Joshua Carnazzo, 17, of 44 Burbank St., was arrested on a charge of malicious destruction of property over $250. William R. Rose, 20, of 126 Lantern Rd., was arrested on a charge of malicious destruction of property over $250. Joseph C. Curto, 20, of 315 Charger St., was arrested on a...
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Obituaries 05-09-2012

May 10, 2012
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Leo Paul Cody Revere Resident Leo Paul Cody of Revere died on May 7. He was 54 years old. Born in Revere, he was the devoted son of the late Joseph M. Sr. and Hazel (Dockharty) Cody, the dear brother of Julia M. Cronin, Christine Cabral, Joseph M. Cody Jr., Vicki A. Crane and...
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Major Meeting Next Week Will Finalize MGH’s In-depth Community Health Assessment; Will Prioritize Health Needs to Satisfy Mandate in New Health Care Law

May 4, 2012
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A new health assessment being led by the neighborhood and conducted by Mass General Hospital (MGH) has attracted a lot of interest in Revere over the last several months and will be the subject of a major meeting next week. MGH will hold the important community meeting on May 9th at 5:30 p.m. in the...
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Basebball and Ice Cream

May 3, 2012
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Basebball and Ice Cream

Speaker of the Hhouse Bbob DeLeo passes out Hhoodsies to 4 year old William Foley at MmcMmackin’s home opener on Sunday, April 29.
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Patience is a Virtue in Parking Fine Collection

May 3, 2012
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Collecting unpaid parking fines is a measure of one’s patience, Parking Clerk John Henry said. Depending on the car in question, it could also be a lesson in futility. “With the bigger fines, it really depends on the age and model of the car as to whether we collect,” he said. “We have a...
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Home Safe? Revere’s Stephen Perez Falls Victim to Random Violence

May 3, 2012
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Stephen Perez Jr. had been in some of the most dangerous places in the world over the last few years during his military service, and every time he lived to tell the tale. With bullets routinely buzzing round him during his time as an Army sniper in Iraq and Afghanistan, the 22-year-old kept his...
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Sheriff: Hennigan Fails to Comprehend Responsibilities as Superior Court Clerk

May 3, 2012
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In the wake of comments last week from Superior Court Criminal Clerk Maura Hennigan, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney Dan Conley are swinging back – and they’re not throwing friendly jabs. In a story last week, Hennigan deflected some of the blame that was focused on her office for the accidental...
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Victim’s Family Waiting for Justice

May 3, 2012
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Members of Michael Costa’s family talked to the Journal this week and indicated that, many times, they have been lost in the shuffle as people debate the issues surrounding the alleged killer of their relative. “We have waited patiently for something to happen and for this man to pay for what he did,” said...
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The MCAS Scores Stand

May 3, 2012
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Allegations have been dismissed that Revere’s MCAS test scores are the result of fudging the scores rather than being a true measure of what children are achieving here. We agree with the School Department analysis debunking the Atlanta Journal Constitution story that revealed a long-term investigation report that found 196 school districts reporting MCAS...
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