A Textbook Case Of Addition by Subtraction: Caramello’s Brief Teaching Career Gave Birth to a Long and Distinguished Tenure with the RFD

August 10, 2011
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A Textbook Case Of Addition by Subtraction: Caramello’s Brief Teaching Career Gave Birth to a Long and Distinguished Tenure with the RFD

Fire Lt. Jim Caramello took a strange path to the Revere Fire Department. In fact, before landing on a fire truck, he never dreamt of dousing out flames or providing life saving services to those in distress. What he mostly did was teach mathematics at Revere High School (RHS), following in his father’s footsteps...

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Hearing Held in Randall Case; DPW Matter Is Continued Until Next Month

August 10, 2011
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Two noteworthy hearings involving city employees were continued within the last two weeks. First, last Wednesday, August 3, Police Officer Todd Randall was expected to have an important hearing in which he could plead to his charges or disclose a plea deal. That hearing was unexpectedly re-scheduled at the last minute, pushing it off...

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RHS Freshman Orientation Set for Aug. 23

August 10, 2011
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Administrators, teachers, and staff of Revere High School cordially invite parents or guardians and families of incoming freshman and transferred students to the Freshman Orientation on Tuesday, August 23, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Revere High School Auditorium. The purpose of this orientation is to ensure that our incoming students and their...

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Safety First: North Suffolk Mental Health Must Intensify Its Screening Efforts

August 10, 2011
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For many, many years, the North Suffolk Mental Health Association (NSMHA) has done a whole lot of good for an enormous number of people and their families by giving aid and help to those experiencing mental difficulties. Last year, a young staffer at the Revere NSMHA facility, was stabbed to death by a violent...

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Great Police Work: Saluting Officers Goodwin and Impemba

August 10, 2011
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Revere Police Gang officers John Goodwin and Robert Impemba should be congratulated for their good work in pulling aside a known gang member near the Beachmont School last week and removing from him a loaded gun. This was done using intuition and street savvy – and it led to a safer Beachmont and Revere...

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Obituaries 08-10-2011

August 10, 2011
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Josephine White Of Florida, formerly of Point of Pines Josephine R. (Presto) White of Boca Raton, Florida, formerly of Point of Pines, Revere, died on August 5 at her Boca Raton residence after being in failing health for the past year. She was in her 90th year. Born and raised in Chelsea, she attended...

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This k-9 deserves a place on page 1

August 3, 2011
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This k-9 deserves a place on page 1

Revere Police K-9 Officer Mike Mason and his partner, Walsh, put on an impressive demonstration last Thursday for the summer program at the Whelan School, answering loads of questions for the curious grade schoolers. Walsh was funded by the Department of Homeland Security and has been with the RPD for three years. Mason displayed...

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Motorists Have to Weather a Lot of Tie-ups

August 3, 2011
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Motorists Have to Weather a Lot of Tie-ups

It has never been so hard to get around as it has been this summer. During the daytime hours, it’s nearly impossible to get from one end of the City to the other. Going north and south is virtually impossible, especially if one chooses to do so in the morning or evening rush hours....

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Revere High Plans Significant Changes: New Block Schedule and Advisory Program Will Go into Effect in September

August 3, 2011
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While the actual building at Revere High School (RHS) might not have changed much over the summer, everything going on inside will be considerably different once the new school term starts later this month. RHS Principal Lourenço Garcia and Guidance Director Maureen Lenihan told the Journal that they are putting the final touches on...

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Council Eliminates Preliminary Election

August 3, 2011
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For the second straight election cycle, the City Council has voted to eliminate the Preliminary Election for at-large councillor in September, even though there is the required number of candidates to trigger that election. Painted as a cost-saving measure, the Council voted 9-1 to send the Home Rule Petition to the State Legislature for...

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Primary Concern: Does a Preliminary Election Matter? Yes

August 3, 2011
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Should it really matter whether or not the city conducts a primary for the at-large council seat in the upcoming election? It is, after all, required by the city charter but the council is advocating against the primary because it would cost too much. On its face, not having a primary to save some...

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Necco Conundrum: Company Has Emerged as a Major Issue Between Mayoral Hopefuls

August 3, 2011
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The Necco candy company is the city’s largest taxpayer and one of its larger employers. The company got a special tax dispensation from the city almost a decade ago, a TIF, with numerous stipulations regarding employment numbers, tax payments, et cetera. That TIF, its stipulations and Necco’s failure to adhere to all of them...

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Police Briefs 08-03-2011

August 3, 2011
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MONDAY, JULY 25 Ricardo Lopez, 50, of Lynn, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle after his right to operate had been revoked. Stanley Secreast-Velasquez, 31, of 16 Shurtleff St., was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a Class B controlled narcotic substance with intent to distribute and violating the...

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Obituaries 08-03-2011

August 3, 2011
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Maura Bang Winthrop resident Maura A. (Carney) Bang of Winthrop, formerly of Croton, NY, died suddenly on July 24. She was the beloved wife of Peter V. Bang; mother of Christopher V. and Melissa Bang, both of Winthrop. Funeral arrangements were by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston. Burial was in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery,...

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Council Votes to Maintain Candy Company’s Tax Break

July 27, 2011
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Council Votes to Maintain Candy Company’s Tax Break

City Councillors voted 10-1 to allow Necco to keep its tax-break agreement despite being decertified from the state economic development program that administers the agreement and despite violating most parts of the agreement. The local tax break amounts to a savings of some $300,000 per year for Necco. With the break, they pay the...

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City Council will Attempt to Block Preliminary Election in 11-person at-large Race

July 27, 2011
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It appears that the at-large race will be forced into a Preliminary Election this time around as 11 candidates were certified for the ballot on Tuesday afternoon – the exact number required for a September Preliminary. However, city councillors will move this coming Monday to block the election and eliminate it as they did...

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Issue Peaks Markey’s Interest; Congressman Wants Answers

July 27, 2011
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Congressman Ed Markey came out this week with some serious concerns about Global Oil Partners’ plan to bring in large Ethanol trains to Revere on the commuter rail tracks. “I plan to send a letter to Global Partners requesting answers to these questions, and how they plan to address the concerns of Revere residents,”...

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Will They or Won’t They? Candidates Should Hammer Out the Particulars and Schedule a Mayoral Debate

July 27, 2011
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Councillor at Large George Rotondo has been asking for a public debate with Councillor at Large Dan Rizzo for the past five months. Both men are seeking the mayoralty. Both men are willing and able to debate and they have both told us so. For the past five months, Rotondo has been pressing Rizzo...

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What will it take? Tanker Crash Should Serve as a Call to Action

July 27, 2011
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The deadly tanker crash and subsequent giant, fiery explosion on Route 1 in Saugus last weekend is a reminder to us all the dangers of having speeding trucks loaded with gasoline exploding on our roads or literally in our backyards. A tanker explosion here a few years back remains seared in the memory of...

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Police Briefs 07-27-2011

July 27, 2011
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MONDAY, JULY 18 Paul J. Capotosto, 23, of 52 Neponset St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Matthew Ryan Handy, 19, of 18 Jarvis St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Adel Ouansa, 19, of 25 Madison St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, JULY 19 Joseph C. Ross, 46, of 26 Vera...

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Obituaries 07-27-2011

July 27, 2011
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Ruth Spinelli Retired Revere Teacher Ruth C. Spinelli of Stoneham, formerly of Reading and Revere, died July 23 at the Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham.  She was 100 years old. She was born in Revere on October 18, 1910, the daughter of Tommaso Spinelli, born in Lucazano, Italy and Margaret (Forsythe) Spinelli, born...

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Fall Guy: Deleo Says Debate Will Begin in September

July 20, 2011
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Fall Guy: Deleo Says Debate Will Begin in September

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo affirmed his commitment to advance legislation for an expanded gambling bill in September during an appearance at a legislative luncheon Monday at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks. Appearing at the event with State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, DeLeo told the gathering, “One of the major items that I...

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Bigger and Better Than the Hype

July 20, 2011
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If one were to gauge the success of this past weekend’s National Sand sculpting Festival on Revere Beach by crowds alone, then it was a smashing success. Crowds were estimated prior to the festival to be around 300,000 people for the four-day period, and organizers said preliminary public safety estimates indicated that there were...

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Parishioners Vow to Continue Fighting Despite Plans to Sell Church Property in Beachmont

July 20, 2011
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In a curious and surprising move, the Archdiocese of Boston announced last Thursday that it was going to desanctify Our Lady of Lourdes Church (OLOL) in Beachmont – and six other churches that are still in flux – and perhaps sell it. All of this came as OLOL is in the middle of an...

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