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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Sports 04-04-2012

April 4, 2012
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Young RHS baseball team set to open under new coach A new era for the Revere High baseball program gets underway Monday when the Patriots, under the direction of head coach Nick Faggas, travels to Weston for the 2012 season opener Faggas comes to Revere after turning around the Marian High program from 1-19...
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Police Briefs 04-04-2012

April 4, 2012
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MONDAY, MARCH 26  Donald A. Delaney, 47, of 332 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested on charges of carrying a knife in violation of the city ordinance and illegal possession of a Class B controlled narcotic substance. Joellen M. Jordan, 50, of 28 Warren St., was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle so...
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Obituaries 04-04-2012

April 4, 2012
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Emanuela Giangregorio Retired Stitcher Emanuela (Pepe) Giangregorio of Revere died on April 2 at the East Point Nursing Home. She was 95 years old. A retired stitcher in the clothing industry, she was born in Italy, the daughter of the late Alphonso and Josephine (Grieco) Pepe. She was the beloved wife of Duilio; devoted...
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RHS Students Promote Healthy Living in Younger Students

March 29, 2012
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RHS Students Promote Healthy Living in Younger Students

Revere High School (RHS) students distributed more than 3,500 coloring books to elementary school students all over the city earlier this month, and it certainly brought smiles to the faces of the younger students. Some 22 interns in the Health and Fitness internship at RHS – which is funded by a grant from Mass...
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Columbus Day Parade Coming Back to Life Here

March 29, 2012
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The Revere Chamber of Commerce is looking to bring back a storied tradition to Broadway and to strengthen the city’s ties to its neighbor, East Boston, in one fell swoop. Chamber member Bob Upton told the Journal this week that they are in the midst of planning to bring back the Columbus Day Parade...
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The Bus to Conn. No More if Casino Comes to Suffolk

March 29, 2012
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As the cold wind whipped across the Northgate parking lot Tuesday morning, several senior citizens waited anxiously for a charter bus to arrive, the same storied bus that takes them to Connecticut where they spend a good amount of money on casino gaming every year. Bus trips have been a continuous talking point for...
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The First One Hundreds Days

March 29, 2012
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Ever since the day President Franklin Roosevelt came to power, the measure of success for a political administration has always been assessed at the 100-day milestone. Roosevelt, of course, took over the presidency at a black time in our national history. The stock market crash of 1929 had led to a near collapse of...
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RHS Spring Sports Set to Swing into Gear

March 29, 2012
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The Revere High spring sports season is set to swing into motion this coming week. The RHS boys and girls track teams are scheduled to kick off the 2012 campaign Monday at Peabody and the Lady Patriots softball team follows suit Tuesday, hosting Westford Academy. “We have a young team, but we’re working hard...
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Police Briefs 03-28-2012

March 29, 2012
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MONDAY, MARCH 19  Karen G. Mueller, 49, of Lynn, was arrested on charges of assault & battery and assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Ricardo Rocha, 21, of 17 Belle Isle Ave., was arrested on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Nicholas G. Turco, 17, of 30 North...
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Obituaries 03-28-2012

March 29, 2012
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John Amato Everett Resident John A. Amato of Everett died on March 26. He was the beloved husband of the late Bessie M. (Fasciano); loving father of Jon D. Amato of Florida and Sharon A. Amato of Everett; dear friend of Paule Lambert; brother of the late Joe, Tino, Tony, Harry, Vincent, Rose and...
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Cyber Café Raided by State Police

March 21, 2012
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Cyber Café Raided by State Police

Hordes of State Police investigators conducted a sudden raid on the B&B Cyber Café – otherwise known as a loophole casino – Tuesday afternoon in what became a startling scene within the Mahoney Circle strip mall. Just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, State Police and investigators stormed into the establishment and demanded everyone stop...
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Billboard Study Adding Fuel to Billboard Fire in Revere

March 21, 2012
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Those living next to billboards have never liked being under their shadow, but until now, no one has ever been able to put a figure on just what that shadow costs a homeowner. A study of the impacts of billboards on property values – released this past December by a Philadelphia researcher – is...
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