Obituaries 07-11-2012

July 13, 2012
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Margaret Romano Of Medford, formerly of East Boston Margaret (D’Agostino) Romano of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on July 6. She was in her 104th year. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Romano with whom she shared 70 years of marriage; loving mother of Carol Doran and her husband, Edward...
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New Wonderland Transit Center Opens to Fanfare, Ribbon Cutting

July 4, 2012
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New Wonderland Transit Center Opens to Fanfare, Ribbon Cutting

The new Wonderland Intermodal Transit Center was officially opened with a traditional ribbon cutting at the location Saturday morning. The $53.5 million dollar parking garage and walkway to the beach is a spectacular new architectural addition to the local landscape and is part of a much grander development project intended to change Ocean Street...
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Officials Discuss Loan for Federal Mandate

July 4, 2012
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The City is preparing to engage in another round of multi-million dollar borrowings to continue the work required under the federal government’s signed Consent Decree with Revere for historic violations of the Clean Water Act. The Council has scheduled a Public Hearing this month to consider $7.55 million in borrowings from the state’s Clean...
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Toddler Falls on Boulevard

July 4, 2012
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A two-year-old is in stable condition this week after falling three stories from Revere Beach Boulevard apartment window and landing jaw-first on the sidewalk Sunday night. Revere Police said that it was purely an accident and no criminal charges would be filed, but also said it was a great reminder for the general public...
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The Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2012
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It will be a thoughtful day for many of those celebrating the Fourth of July holiday. Virtually nothing about our lives is the way it used to be anymore. Everything about American life is vastly changed. The future looks uncertain. The past, at times, looks better and better in reflection. Yet the Fourth of...
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Revere High’s Macdonald, Lauria Honored as NEC Scholar-Athlete Award Recipients

July 4, 2012
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Revere High graduates Racquel MacDonald and Drew Lauria received Northeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards at the annual dinner at the Porthole Restaurant in Lynn. Following are the biographical summaries that appeared in the NEC Scholar-Athlete souvenir programs that were distributed to all guests at the dinner: RACQUEL MACDONALD Racquel MacDonald has left an indelible mark...
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Police Briefs 07-03-2012

July 4, 2012
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Monday, June 25 No Arrests Reported Tuesday, June 26 Luis Martinez, 17, of 15 Thornton St. #2, was charged with being a minor in possession of liquor and violating the knife ordinance. Wednesday, June 27 Daniel McCarthy, 53, of 51 Charger St., was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault to...
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Obituaries 07-03-2012

July 4, 2012
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Alfred Morelli Retired Boston Parks and Recreation Dept. Superintendent Alfred J. Morelli of Medford, formerly of East Boston, died on June 29. A US Navy veteran of World War II and the retired City of Boston Parks and Recreations Superintendent, he was the beloved husband of Claire (Phillips) Morelli with whom he shared 60...
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Sandcastle Countdown: Fenway Comes to Revere Beach ; Sculptors to Build Replica of Park

July 3, 2012
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Master sculptors at the upcoming Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival are preparing to hit a home run with what could be their most popular centerpiece sculpture ever. Meredith Corson of Sanding Ovations told the Journal that the centerpiece sculpture at this year’s festival would be a gigantic version of Fenway Park, in honor of...
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Take Me Higher, Dad

June 27, 2012
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Take Me Higher, Dad

Ryan Signorelli enjoys the view from above courtsey of his father, Geoff.
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Granddad Claims That He Was Falsely Arrested

June 27, 2012
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Making an incredible allegation of false arrest on Revere Beach, a 55-year-old Revere resident filed a lawsuit in Boston’s Federal Court against a State Trooper who allegedly arrested him while he was trying to teach his granddaughter not to play with fireworks. The State Police did not return a communication from the Journal in...
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Smith Snubs City Officials over Violations

June 27, 2012
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The king of no-show will apparently now have to show up at a Chelsea courthouse, as Revere fire officials filed a criminal complaint in Chelsea District Court on Tuesday against Everett State Rep. Steve ‘Stat’ Smith in the ongoing saga over his illegal apartments on Yeamans Street. After Smith allegedly dragged his feet for...
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Cafarelli Named Permanent Chief

June 27, 2012
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Over the strong objections of one city councillor, the City Council followed the desire of Mayor Dan Rizzo and pushed through the permanent, five-year appointment of Acting Chief Joe Cafarelli on Monday night. Rizzo had taken swift action in February to appoint Cafarelli as acting chief and to demote former Chief Terence Reardon. At...
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The Unemployment Rate

June 27, 2012
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State statistics reveal that Revere’s overall unemployment rate has dropped to 6.8 percent. At least this is what the rate was in May. The local unemployment rate has gone down 2 points since January and it is almost 4 points better than it was during the depths of the recession. So unemployment is dropping...
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Fire Chief Good Choice

June 27, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo has re-appointed Fire Chief Gene Doherty as the city’s director of Emergency Management – a position he is eminently qualified to hold. It is likely there is no one serving in municipal government here more capable of running such an office of importance than Doherty. He is smart about what he...
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Remembering Revere’s Golden Days of Sports

June 27, 2012
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The May 2nd edition of the Revere Journal under its fascinating ‘Through the Years’ section featured a picture of two football players kneeling in front of our coaches and the fathers of the seniors of our 1963-64 Revere High School (RHS) football team taken at the old Paul Revere Stadium. In that photo, I...
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Police Briefs 06-27-2012

June 27, 2012
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SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION Revere Police are investigating a drive-by shooting on Raymond Road that transpired around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday. The victim told police that he was walking to the convenience store on Raymond Road when he observed a dark vehicle drive up close to him. As the vehicle reached his position, an occupant...
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Obituaries 06-27-2012

June 27, 2012
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Assunta ‘Susan’ Milligan Of Marblehead, formerly of Everett Assunta “Susan” (Melagrano) Milligan of Marblehead, formerly of Revere and Everett, died suddenly on June 23 at Salem Hospital. She was 65 years old. A former Wire Operator at Wells Fargo and many other brokerage firms, she was born in Italy, the daughter of the late...
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Cyndal Todd Crowned N.E. Perfect Miss 2012

June 21, 2012
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Cyndal Todd Crowned N.E. Perfect Miss 2012

Cyndal Maria Todd works as a full-time paralegal and is an actress and a model, so she wears different hats in the stream of her daily life. The stunning, 26-year-old Revere High graduate also currently wears the crown of New England Perfect Miss 2012, having prevailed over twenty contestants in the pageant that was...
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House in Disorder: City Officials Fed Up with Smith’s Antics

June 21, 2012
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Revere’s highest officials are irate at Everett State Rep. Steve ‘Stat’ Smith (D-Everett) for dragging his feet in fixing code violations and fire safety violations uncovered last month at a Yeamans Street property that contained some 12 illegal apartments. Mayor Dan Rizzo said this week Smith has not even come close to satisfying city...
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Local Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall

June 21, 2012
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The city’s unemployment rate has followed a state trend and plummeted more than 2 percent since January, resulting in a rate of 6.8 percent for Revere in May. The entire labor force for the city was at 24,730 people in May, and 1,670 were unemployed, resulting in the 6.8 percent rate. The statewide rate...
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Joe Quarantello

June 21, 2012
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The city has a new Licensing Board Commissioner and he is Joe Quarantello. Mr. Quarantello was sworn in at city hall earlier this week. He took the oath of office with Mayor Dan Rizzo standing almost by his side. Mr. Quarantello is 53. He’s married with three children  and he is employed in an...
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Traffic Mitigation

June 21, 2012
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On first blush, the traffic mitigation package unveiled by Suffolk Downs recently is dedicated to two major thrusts – to reduce the McClellan Highway backlog, which will require a major piece of work in East Boston with a flyover at Boardman Street and further mitigation efforts at Bell Circle. The Suffolk casino developers and...
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The City Budget

June 21, 2012
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The city is once again dealing with limited funds to meet its obligations for the coming year. In other words, even after carefully watching all spending and making cuts here and there, the city needs new revenue streams or added revenue streams to make up the structural deficit that occurs from year to year...
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