Expanding Gaming:Legislation is Taking Shape on Beacon Hill

July 20, 2011
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House Speaker Robert DeLeo has announced that he is planning to have an expanded gambling bill on the governor’s desk for his signature in September. He made this announcement at the annual legislative luncheon in Winthrop, which was held by the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce earlier this week. His unambiguous remarks are a reflection...

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Skylarks Have No Limit

July 20, 2011
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The Skylarks, coached by manager Mike Polsonetti, defeated the Eagles in two straight games to capture the Revere Girls Softball League championship at Hill Park. Sophia Holmes and Logan DiCarlo were the winning pitchers for the Skylarks who won by scores of 12-2 and 8-5 in the best-of-three finals. Tanya Stasio was the batting...

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Police Briefs 07-20-2011

July 20, 2011
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MONDAY, JULY 11 Jason Charles Dulcetta, 24, of 4 Jordan St., was arrested on charges of malicious destruction of property over $250 and being rude & disorderly in violation of the city ordinance. Jonathan A. Harris, 22, of 599 Lynn St., was arrested on charges of assault by means of a dangerous weapon and  ...

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Obituaries 07-20-2011

July 20, 2011
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 Richard Sullivan Died by accidental fall Richard J. Sullivan, formerly of Revere, died unexpectedly on July 15 at the Brigham & Womens Hospital of Boston after sustaining multiple injuries as the result of a fall at the “Franklin House” of Roslindale. He was 46 years old. He was born and lived in Revere all...

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Carving Artists: As Many as 300,000 People Expected to Attend Annual Event on Revere Beach

July 13, 2011
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Carving Artists: As Many as 300,000 People Expected to Attend Annual Event on Revere Beach

There may not be a better way to usher in the dreamy, fantasy world of sandcastles than by staging a parade on the Boulevard with eight-foot-tall puppets. And that’s exactly what’s going to happen this week. The Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival is ready for its official kickoff tomorrow, Thursday, though many sculptors...

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Police Briefs 07-13-2011

July 13, 2011
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 6 Abdullahi Koshin, 36, of 395 Lee Burbank Highway, was arrested on a charge of assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Michael C. LaRose,   20, of 624 Broadway, was arrested on charges of drinking in public in violation of the city ordinance, trespassing, illegal possession of a Class D...

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Obituaries 07-13-2011

July 13, 2011
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Kevin McDonough, Jr. Fought long and courageous battle with Cerebral Palsey Kevin M. McDonough, Jr. of East Boston died on July 11 after a long and courageous battle with Cerebal Palsey. He was 32 years old. Kevin, who enjoyed supporting East Boston Pop Warner and Little League, was the loving son of Maryellen (Serino)...

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The Dead of Summer: The Heat is on Full Blast

July 13, 2011
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It is the dead of summer, that moment in our lives and in the life of the summer when there is as much summer in front of us as behind us. For those of us who love the heat, who love the summer, who wait for it all winter and who yearn for it...

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Was the Super Insensitive? In Mcad Suit, Employee Alleges He Was Routinely Called a ‘Deaf Mute’

July 13, 2011
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The City is on the hook this month for allegedly creating a hostile working environment at the Department of Public Works (DPW) City Yard after a split decision by the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) agreed with part of an employee discrimination case filed in 2008. The case came from DPW Mechanic Martin Gonya...

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The now-famous Patriot Flag made a stop on Revere Beach Tuesday morning as part of its nationwide tour – which will conclude on the 10th Anniversary of the September 11 attacks. On that day, it will fly in Shanksville, PA, New York City Ground Zero and at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Until that time,...

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Woman Rescued from Beach in Critical Condition at MGH

July 7, 2011
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A 65-year-old Thurlow Avenue woman who works as a School Crossing Guard is hanging on to life at the Mass General in Boston after nearly drowning off the Pines Beach on Monday morning. Firefighters at Engine 5 got a call around 10:15 a.m. from a person who reported the woman was not responding and...

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The Tax List: A Sign of the Times — Unfortunately

July 7, 2011
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This year’s tax list issued by the Office of the Collector of Taxes  – that is – the list of those who have not paid their taxes which appeared in last week’s Journal, was larger than last year’s. This comes as no surprise. While we hear day to day reports of good corporate earnings...

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Above and Beyond: Great Job, Officers Lopez and LaRosa

July 7, 2011
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Two Revere police officers were recently honored for saving the life of a man trapped in a burning car on Brown Circle last April. Officers Angel Lopez and Louis LaRosa put their lives on the line entering the burning vehicle and extricating the man about to be burnt to death in it. They saved...

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Police Briefs 07-06-2011

July 7, 2011
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Monday, June 27 Michael Lewis, 35, of Malden was arrested on one warrant. Tuesday, June 28 Nicole Deconinck, 22, homeless of Revere, was arrested on four warrants. Eric Kramer, 45, of Lynn, was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250. Wednesday, June 29 Scott Harris, 25, of Cambridge, was charged with receiving or...

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Obituaries 07-06-2011

July 7, 2011
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Lloyd Marcom Truck Driver, Past Exalted Ruler Revere BPOE Elks Lloyd G. Marcom of Revere died peacefully at home on July 2 following a long and valiant battle with metastatic lung cancer surrounded by the love and affection of his family. He was 73 years old. Born and raised in Rose Hills, Virginia, he...

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Prosecutors Charge Revere Police Officer

July 7, 2011
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After more than a month with no action whatsoever, U.S. Attorneys have filed a charging document against Revere Police Officer Todd Randall – a document that often replaces an indictment. Randall is accused in the document only of lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigators who were looking into municipal corruption – specifically...

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Summer Jobs are Few and Far Between

July 7, 2011
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At one time, summer was for putting young people’s hands to work – whether working for the City or state government or working in the numerous private sector summer job openings. This year, more than ever before, summer has become about young people twiddling their thumbs with nothing to do. Unemployment for youths is...

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Setting the Stage for a New Broadway

June 29, 2011
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Setting the Stage for a New Broadway

editor@reverejournal.com Twenty-five businesspeople and a sprinkling of politicians joined mayoral candidate Dan Rizzo at a noontime lunch Tuesday afternoon for a discussion about the future development of Broadway. During brief remarks before introducing Rizzo to the business group, local developer John Festa said that the meeting was all about moving forward the discussion about...

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Sick Time: Long-standing Employee Benefit has Cost the City Thousands of Dollars over the Past Decade

June 29, 2011
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For the past decade, the one common denominator from year to year within City government has been budgets that are consistently short. Every year, it seems the state hits the City financially in one way or another, leading to cuts and compromises and speeches of doom and gloom. However, according to records obtained by...

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Boulevard Family Settles Suit with City, State in Overzealous Home Search

June 29, 2011
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The City and State Police have recently settled a federal Civil Rights case with a family from Revere Beach Boulevard that came as a result of what appears to be an overzealous home search during the initial investigation following the Officer Dan Talbot murder. The case involved two Revere Police Officers and two State...

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Dozens of RHS Students Alleged to have Cheated on Physics Test

June 29, 2011
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Some 60 Revere High School (RHS) students have been caught up in an exam scam that was perpetrated through text messages – the first large cheating controversy at RHS in quite some time. Some 320 total students took the compromised exam, and 60 are alleged to have cheated. Teachers and administrators have been working...

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Go for it: When it Comes to Wonderland, here’s Top Hoping the Developer Thinkss Big

June 29, 2011
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The new parking garage going up at Wonderland is what it took to save an entire mixed use development of gargantuan potential. The Eurovest Company has emerged intact from the national recession. Eurovest is the local company developing the Ocean Avenue acreage, which began its efforts to raise money and to create the proper...

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Police Briefs 06-29-2011

June 29, 2011
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MONDAY, JUNE 20 Franklin Echevarria, 24, listed as homeless, was arrested on outstanding warrants. Charles J. Munzing, 58, of Saugus, was arrested on outstanding warrants. TUESDAY, JUNE 21 Brian B. Gahagan, 45, of 524 Park Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Michael F. Moore, 29, of Boston, was arrested on an outstanding warrant....

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Obituaries 06-29-2011

June 29, 2011
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Agnes Murphy Office Manager for DiStasio Dental Associates of Revere Agnes M. (Dillon) Murphy, formerly of Revere, died on June 24 at the Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Fremont, NH. She was in her 90th year. Born in Chelsea, she was raised and educated in Revere and was a 1939 graduate of Immaculate Conception...

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