The Tax List: A Sign of the Times — Unfortunately

July 7, 2011
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This year’s tax list issued by the Office of the Collector of Taxes  – that is – the list of those who have not paid their taxes which appeared in last week’s Journal, was larger than last year’s. This comes as no surprise. While we hear day to day reports of good corporate earnings...

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Above and Beyond: Great Job, Officers Lopez and LaRosa

July 7, 2011
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Two Revere police officers were recently honored for saving the life of a man trapped in a burning car on Brown Circle last April. Officers Angel Lopez and Louis LaRosa put their lives on the line entering the burning vehicle and extricating the man about to be burnt to death in it. They saved...

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Police Briefs 07-06-2011

July 7, 2011
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Monday, June 27 Michael Lewis, 35, of Malden was arrested on one warrant. Tuesday, June 28 Nicole Deconinck, 22, homeless of Revere, was arrested on four warrants. Eric Kramer, 45, of Lynn, was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250. Wednesday, June 29 Scott Harris, 25, of Cambridge, was charged with receiving or...

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Obituaries 07-06-2011

July 7, 2011
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Lloyd Marcom Truck Driver, Past Exalted Ruler Revere BPOE Elks Lloyd G. Marcom of Revere died peacefully at home on July 2 following a long and valiant battle with metastatic lung cancer surrounded by the love and affection of his family. He was 73 years old. Born and raised in Rose Hills, Virginia, he...

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Prosecutors Charge Revere Police Officer

July 7, 2011
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After more than a month with no action whatsoever, U.S. Attorneys have filed a charging document against Revere Police Officer Todd Randall – a document that often replaces an indictment. Randall is accused in the document only of lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigators who were looking into municipal corruption – specifically...

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Summer Jobs are Few and Far Between

July 7, 2011
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At one time, summer was for putting young people’s hands to work – whether working for the City or state government or working in the numerous private sector summer job openings. This year, more than ever before, summer has become about young people twiddling their thumbs with nothing to do. Unemployment for youths is...

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Setting the Stage for a New Broadway

June 29, 2011
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Setting the Stage for a New Broadway

editor@reverejournal.com Twenty-five businesspeople and a sprinkling of politicians joined mayoral candidate Dan Rizzo at a noontime lunch Tuesday afternoon for a discussion about the future development of Broadway. During brief remarks before introducing Rizzo to the business group, local developer John Festa said that the meeting was all about moving forward the discussion about...

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Sick Time: Long-standing Employee Benefit has Cost the City Thousands of Dollars over the Past Decade

June 29, 2011
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For the past decade, the one common denominator from year to year within City government has been budgets that are consistently short. Every year, it seems the state hits the City financially in one way or another, leading to cuts and compromises and speeches of doom and gloom. However, according to records obtained by...

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Boulevard Family Settles Suit with City, State in Overzealous Home Search

June 29, 2011
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The City and State Police have recently settled a federal Civil Rights case with a family from Revere Beach Boulevard that came as a result of what appears to be an overzealous home search during the initial investigation following the Officer Dan Talbot murder. The case involved two Revere Police Officers and two State...

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Dozens of RHS Students Alleged to have Cheated on Physics Test

June 29, 2011
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Some 60 Revere High School (RHS) students have been caught up in an exam scam that was perpetrated through text messages – the first large cheating controversy at RHS in quite some time. Some 320 total students took the compromised exam, and 60 are alleged to have cheated. Teachers and administrators have been working...

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Go for it: When it Comes to Wonderland, here’s Top Hoping the Developer Thinkss Big

June 29, 2011
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The new parking garage going up at Wonderland is what it took to save an entire mixed use development of gargantuan potential. The Eurovest Company has emerged intact from the national recession. Eurovest is the local company developing the Ocean Avenue acreage, which began its efforts to raise money and to create the proper...

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Police Briefs 06-29-2011

June 29, 2011
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MONDAY, JUNE 20 Franklin Echevarria, 24, listed as homeless, was arrested on outstanding warrants. Charles J. Munzing, 58, of Saugus, was arrested on outstanding warrants. TUESDAY, JUNE 21 Brian B. Gahagan, 45, of 524 Park Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Michael F. Moore, 29, of Boston, was arrested on an outstanding warrant....

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Obituaries 06-29-2011

June 29, 2011
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Agnes Murphy Office Manager for DiStasio Dental Associates of Revere Agnes M. (Dillon) Murphy, formerly of Revere, died on June 24 at the Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Fremont, NH. She was in her 90th year. Born in Chelsea, she was raised and educated in Revere and was a 1939 graduate of Immaculate Conception...

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Five Minus One: Bonura Drops Out

June 22, 2011
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Five Minus One: Bonura Drops Out

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The crowded Ward 5 race has thinned out a little this week as challenger Joanne Bonura backed out of the race on Tuesday despite collecting her signatures and taking out her papers. Bonura – who lives in the Jack Satter House – cited health/energy issues and funding issues as her...

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Carrying On:Revere-Winthrop Pediatrics continues track record of excellent Care

June 22, 2011
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Carrying On:Revere-Winthrop  Pediatrics continues track record of excellent Care

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Revere-Winthrop Pediatrics at 280 Beach St. has been in practice for more than three and despite a minor name change, it’s still practicing the same thing – excellent care for kids. Dr. Janet Chua has assumed the duties of lead physician in the practice and indicated that they are pretty...

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Tensions on the Beach Rise as Business Booms

June 22, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The Revere License Commission delivered a stern warning to Antonia’s on the Beach last week, but steered clear of issuing any discipline for what neighbors say is repeatedly loud music that disrupts their lives. For years, residents of the Beach had little to complain about because Revere Beach wasn’t exactly...

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E-mails Sent to the State, City Council Discusses Issue

June 22, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Mayor Tom Ambrosino and City Solicitor Paul Capizzi indicated that Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) has requested information regarding the use of city computers for political purposes and will be requesting more information in regards to the e-mail situation – which allegedly featured several department heads actively using...

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Global Planning?

June 22, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The Chelsea Creek waterfront in Revere is a forgotten entity for most in the City, but it has garnered some attention lately as one of the long-time oil companies on the Creek has presented a bold new plan.   That plan involves bringing in hundreds of millions of gallons of...

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Police Briefs 06-22-2011

June 22, 2011
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TUESDAY, JUNE 14 Kevin M. Boyce, 44, of 53 Reservoir Ave., was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a Class D controlled narcotic substance with intent to distribute and violating the drug free school zone laws. Helen Espinoza, 24, of Chelsea, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the...

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Celebrate Good Times: City has Responded to Challenges

June 22, 2011
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During the past ten years, the city of Revere has had a tremendous influx of new residents coming into the city. The population went up by over 5,000. These new residents have placed pressure on police, fire, educational and public health systems and all municipal services in general. To that end, the city has...

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Summer Arrives: Things are happening all around us

June 22, 2011
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What is better than the summer arriving in a beach city like ours? We wait for it all winter. We wonder about it and what it will be like – and then it comes, and passes, just like that. Like the snap of a finger. Tuesday was the first day of summer, a moment...

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Weathers Named Offensive MVP of Annual Shriners Football Classic

June 22, 2011
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RHS product leads North to victory By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com Trae Weathers may have his Revere High School diploma in hand, but he’s still representing the football program in glorious fashion. Weathers, an All-Scholastic player in the 2011 season, was selected the Offensive Most Valuable Player for the North team in the Shriners Football...

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Obituaries 06-22-2011

June 22, 2011
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Rose DeYeso Lifelong Revere resident Rose M. (Moscaritolo) DeYeso, a lifelong resident of Revere, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on June 20 following a brief illness. She was 97 years old. Born, raised and educated in Revere, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt. Mrs....

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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
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Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

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