Thanks, Adrienne

August 17, 2011
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Thanks, Adrienne

Current and former Revere Parks and Recreation summer campers and counselors paid tribute to Director Adrienne Sacco-Maguire last Thursday before the Parks and Rec’s Night at the Beach festivities.

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License Commission: Compromise Reached on Beach Restaurant

August 17, 2011
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License Commission: Compromise Reached on Beach Restaurant

The Revere License Commission met late last month and trimmed the hours slightly for Antonia’s on the Beach after a lengthy discussion. The Antonia’s matter had been continued from the June meeting with some neighbors and owners sparring over the volume of live music performances. A group of neighbors contended the music was disruptive...

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Randall Resigns; Case Still Pending

August 17, 2011
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Revere Police officer Todd Randall is now a former Revere Police officer, resigning from the force last week. Randall had been on unpaid leave since last fall for a medical issue, but had been arrested and charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) last spring for giving a false statement during the course...

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New Trash Ordinance Might Not Go into Effect Until January 1

August 17, 2011
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The City Council will weigh whether or not to postpone the controversial trash storage ordinance next Monday night, according to numerous sources. The Council voted in the ordinance last spring after a long and arduous discussion process that lasted many months. Ward 6 Councillor Charlie Patch put in the motion and argued that there...

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Divided We Fall: School Officials, Mayor Indicate That Middle School Lottery Has Brought out the Worst in Adult Community

August 17, 2011
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The middle school lottery over the last several years has never been an easy process, but administrators say it has become downright disturbing this year. In the three lotteries staged over the last five years by the School Department, there have been tears from children, angry parents, arguments and harsh language. The lottery has...

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The Mayor’s Way: Here’s to Hoping That Ambrosino’s Open-door Policy Continues with the Next Administration

August 17, 2011
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Both candidates for mayor would do well to emulate Mayor Thomas Ambrosino. Everyone has a different managerial style. But the running of the Revere mayor’s office requires above all else a deliberate, ongoing attention to detail and to work ethic. The Ambrosino way has been to always be prepared, to debate policy in the...

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More Hotels?: Revere Should Seize on This Room for Growth

August 17, 2011
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In neighboring Chelsea, efforts are now underway to lure a third major hotel to the city. Revere should be making the same effort to locate another major hotel on Revere Beach as a stand alone for the Ocean Avenue project, which could conceivably gel all around it. Hotels are great business generators but they...

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The Red-hot Sox: Franchise Continues to Produce

August 17, 2011
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They are the bright shining light this summer not yet letting us down. The exploits of the Red Sox have given us hope and confidence that goes way beyond the bummer tendencies of the stock market and the financial world. The winning Red Sox are a wonderful, splendid distraction during this summer of economic...

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Sports Community Mourns the Loss of RHS Football Broadcaster Alfred DiTullio

August 17, 2011
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The Revere sports community is fondly remembering Alfred J. DiTullio, who became well known in the city for his work on Revere High football broadcasts on local cable television. DiTullio, known as “Al” by his associates in the press box at Della Russo Stadium, died on August 13. He was 48. City Councilor Ira...

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Police Briefs 08-17-2011

August 17, 2011
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MONDAY, AUGUST 8 Ken Davis, 36, of 641 Beach St., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. James R. Masciulli, 24, of 184 Rumney Rd., was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor and operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger. Anthony M....

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Obituaries 08-17-2011

August 17, 2011
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Nicolina Mastrain Owned Caporale’s Market Nicolina “Nellie” (Caporale) Mastrain of Revere died on August 15.  She was 93 years old. Born in Newton, she moved to Revere as a teenager. She and her husband operated Caporale’s Market on Revere Street for more than 50 years. The daughter of the late Alfred and Angela Maria...

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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

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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