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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Starting at Zero: Lauria Scores Three TDs as Patriots Blank Medford

September 14, 2011
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The Revere High football team kicked off its 2011 season in fine fashion with a 21-0 triumph at former Greater Boston League rival Medford Friday evening. Although the Patriots displayed some of the usual opening game jitters early in the contest, they still walked off the field at the half with a 6-0 advantage....

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Police Briefs 09-14-2011

September 14, 2011
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TUESDAY, SEPT. 7 Charles J. DiCino, 82, of 8 Calumet St., was arrested on charges of two counts of armed assault with intent to murder, two counts of assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building. Charles James Ouimet, 28, of Lynn, was...

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Obituaries 09-14-2011

September 14, 2011
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Arthur Nigro Former City Councillor Former Revere City Councillor, Arthur C. “Archie” Nigro died on August 30 after a brief illness. Hee was 88 years old. He was first elected to public office in the City of Revere in 1967, winning a special election as City Councillor of Ward Three. He continued his political...

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Trying Not to Pile On

September 7, 2011
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Trying Not to Pile On

They were called ‘slobs.’ Then they were called ‘lazy.’ Now, those who create horribly messy conditions inside and outside their homes are called ‘hoarders,’ and it’s now known as a valid mental illness that can be treated. Inspectional Services Director Nick Catinazzo said that hoarding has become quite a problem in Revere and in...

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In Ward 4, He’s the One: Reardon Focuses on the Present

September 7, 2011
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In Ward 4, He’s the One: Reardon Focuses on the Present

If Ward 4 City Councillor Stephen Reardon has any recipe for his first-term success on the Council, it would probably be his lack of political aspirations. That statement can sound kind of confusing on its own, but Reardon seemed to explain it quite well in a sit-down interview with the Journal recently. “I think...

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Revere Police, New York Detectives Make Major Gang Grab on Revere Street; One Man Confesses to Murder

September 7, 2011
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A cadre of law enforcement, including Revere Police, apprehended two major Salvadoran gang members hiding out on Revere Street last week, with one of the men confessing to a cold-blooded murder committed in New York City last July. The men were known by law enforcement to be signature members of the notorious 18th Street...

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Preliminary Election Scrapped

September 7, 2011
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The Sept. 13 Preliminary Election has officially been called off by City and State officials this week. The cancellation had been approved by Revere City Councillors early last month, and the measure had been sent to the State House for final approval. Last Friday, news of that approval landed in Revere. “The preliminary election...

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9/11 Anniversary: Our Mantra: Never Again

September 7, 2011
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For those of us living in Massachusetts, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has a special significance because they began here early on the morning of a beautiful day. All of us awakening that day in September ten years ago believed it was just another day. The terrorists began at Logan Airport....

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