Charges Will Be Filed Against Restaurant Ownership for Alleged Water Bill Scam

September 28, 2011
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Monday night brought about a clear call from the Revere City Council that they want to pursue criminal charges against the Mt. Vernon at the Wharf restaurant for allegedly scamming them with a $33,000 check in order to keep its licenses. Councillor Tony Zambuto called for the City to file a criminal complaint in...
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Gaming Debate: Job Creation Rightfully Takes Priority

September 28, 2011
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With the House version of the expanded gambling bill already passed, the state Senate has now taken up the measure for discussion. That discussion is taking place right now and will apparently last the week. A vote on the Senate measure will come at the beginning of next week. Senator Anthony Petruccelli, our man...
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Police Briefs 09-28-2011

September 28, 2011
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Michelle Alejandra Arevalo, 17, of 250 Broadway, was arrested on charges of causing a disturbance at a school, assault & battery upon a police officer, and resisting arrest. Whitney S. Morillo, 20, of Lynn, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Jonathan Barbosa, 21, of Chelsea, was arrested on...
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Sports 09-28-2011

September 28, 2011
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Patriots suffer their first loss of the season Swampscott cruises   to a 28-0 victory Just as the New England Patriots failed to make it to 3-0 this past weekend after their bizarre loss in Buffalo, so too did their Revere High namesakes prove unable to get off to a 3-0 start of their 2011...
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Obituaries 09-28-2011

September 28, 2011
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Mitchell Ginsburg New England Telephone retiree Mitchell Ginsburg, the patriarch of a well known area family, died peacefully September 26 at his Tewksbury home surrounded by his family. He was 91 years old. He was the beloved husband of Mary R. (Sciarappa) Ginsburg, with whom he celebrated his 67th wedding anniversary on September 17....
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Elvis Has Entered the Building

September 23, 2011
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4-year-old Cameron Barilone wowed everyone in the newspaper offices of the Independent News Group on Friday, Sept. 23rd. The Elvis impersonator apparently knows more than 10 of The King’s hits and sings them publicly at Senior Centers and Events. What a kid!
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Restaurant Closure Has a Ripple Effect

September 21, 2011
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Restaurant Closure Has a Ripple Effect

In the cover of night, the Mt. Vernon at the Wharf restaurant owners abruptly closed down their North Shore Road institution early last week, removing equipment and leaving a lot of angry people in their wake. Food vendors from Revere and surrounding areas report being owed up to $100,000, and at this point, don’t...
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Rising Sun: John Mooney Road Resident and His Grandkids Grow What They Hope is a Record-breaking Plant

September 21, 2011
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Rising Sun: John Mooney Road Resident and His Grandkids Grow What They Hope is a Record-breaking Plant

They weren’t magic beans that Jim Santosuosso bought at the Home Depot earlier this summer, but one would think that the sunflower seeds he planted are growing as high as the storied Beanstock. Santosuosso and his grandsons, Matthew Santosuosso and John Coull Young, have grown one monster of a sunflower this summer on John...
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Expanded Gambling Bill Advances; Senate Follows House with Study

September 21, 2011
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The expanded gaming bill that might have the end result of a casino opening at Suffolk Downs was passed by the House last week and is now in the Senate where its particulars are being examined before an expected vote at the end of the month. The Senate is believed ready to pass the...
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Rep. Reinstein Endorses Rizzo

September 21, 2011
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Representative Kathi Anne Reinstein has endorsed candidate for mayor Dan Rizzo. Reinstein’s endorsement came during Rizzo’s annual Luau affair held at Casa Lucia before a large crowd two weeks ago. “I am proud and I am pleased to endorse Dan Rizzo to be the next mayor of Revere,” she said to the throng, estimated...
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Rizzo and Rotondo Agree to Debate on October 18

September 21, 2011
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A debate will be held at the Whelan School Auditorium between mayoral candidates Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo, according to statements issued last week from officials for both their campaigns. The Revere Journal sponsored debate will take place on the evening of October 18 inside the auditorium of the Whelan School. This agreement to...
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Sign of the Times: A Telling Part of the Campaign Story

September 21, 2011
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We are in the middle of a major mayoral election and for the city council and school committee, too. So it is entirely natural that a proliferation of signs is popping up throughout the city. Every major avenue and corner, every important billboard and every front lawn of a home that can be attached...
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New Schools: District Needs to Grow with Community

September 21, 2011
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It turns out that our community needs not just one new school but two, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Dakin. The school population from year to year is rising by more than 250 creating the need for many more classrooms and for many more teachers. Dr. Dakin says the point has been...
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Police Briefs 09-21-2011

September 21, 2011
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Robert J. Ewing, 20, of Everett, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of breaking & entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony and larceny of property over $250. Susan M. Hayes, 42, of 57 Roosevelt Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges...
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Quarterback Strong-arms Whittier Tech: Ritchie Throws for 200 Yards as Pats Improve to 2-0

September 21, 2011
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Joe Ritchie connected with Tom Portrait for a 25 yard touchdown pass on the last play of the game to give the Revere High football team a dramatic 28-22 victory over Whittier Tech Friday evening under the lights at Harry Della Russo Stadium before a big crowd. The clutch pass play, on which Portrait...
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Obituaries 09-21-2011

September 21, 2011
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Mary Elizabeth Whited Educator and active volunteer Mary Elizabeth (Fallon) Whited of Point of Pines died on September 15 with her family by her side. She was 85 years old. Mrs. Whited was born on September 1, 1927 in Boston, the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Cain) Fallon. She was educated in...
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A Show of Appreciation

September 14, 2011
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A Show of Appreciation

Kelly’s Roast Beef on Revere Beach generously donates a luncheon each year for members of the Revere Fire Department in remembrance of the heroic first responders who died following the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Biggie Chau, manager-in-training in Kelly’s, is pictured as he delivered the food to Firefighter Bobby Holland and RFD...
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Former Officer Enters Plea Deal; Several Serious Charges are Dismissed

September 14, 2011
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Former Revere Police Officer Todd Randall pleaded guilty in Federal Court last week to giving a false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), making a plea deal with the government that could get him as much as 15 months in jail or no time at all. “ did approach me and...
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DPW Case Headed to an MCAD Hearing; Efforts at Compromise Unsuccessful

September 14, 2011
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All hopes of working out an alleged discrimination claim between a city employee and his supervisor, the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works, were dashed last week during a private conference in Boston. All parties met in a conciliation conference before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) last Thursday and failed to reach...
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Revere Beach Memorial this Sunday

September 14, 2011
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The Revere Beach Memorial will mark its fifth year in existence and the solemn ceremony will meet with less stigma than any previous event. The Memorial seeks to remember those whose lives have been cut short by alcohol and drugs. Remembering those who made bad choices was not seen in such a good light...
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Residential Project Could Begin Much Sooner Than First Thought

September 14, 2011
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The future Wonderland Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is getting the hurry up this month, as developer Joe DiGangi and Mayor Tom Ambrosino are pushing to get a shovel in the ground on a residential building by the end of this year. The $500 million mixed-use development along Ocean Avenue has always been slated to...
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A Positive Reflection: 9/11 Remembrances Healthy for Our Nation

September 14, 2011
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Following the dignified nationwide slate of memorials that were held to commemorate the lives of the dead and the sacrifice they made on September 11, 2001, many of us are left with the palpable feeling that we are a good and decent nation, with a good and decent people,. It was also a day...
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The Parking Garage: An Anchor for Future Development

September 14, 2011
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The new parking garage, literally the anchor of the great development of Ocean Street to follow, is one of this city’s major new structures, sitting on an enormous footprint and visible to literally everyone coming and going in the area of Wonderland Park. When the new garage has added its special trimmings, it will...
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Expanding Gaming: Legislation Deserves to be Passed

September 14, 2011
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The House of Representatives will be voting on the expanded gambling bill this week. It is a good bill, despite the pandering to other interests that caused the Boston Globe to write an ill-advised editorial denouncing the bill last week. The expanded gambling bill will help Revere and East Boston and every city and...
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