Catastrophe in Japan – Contemplating the Unthinkable

March 16, 2011
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We live directly on the ocean in a good part of this city. We are as attached to the movements of the Atlantic Ocean as Japan is attached to the movement of the Pacific Ocean. We live in the belief that what happened in Japan can’t happen here. Think again. If the ocean floor...

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Library Woes – Former Director Faces Numerous Charges

March 16, 2011
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A long, long time has passed since the former Revere public library librarian Robert Rice, Jr. left his position under a cloud of suspicion. Now comes an indictment – 21 counts – by a Suffolk County grand jury alleging that he embezzled money, stole things, and on and on and on. There were many...

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Markey Right on – Congress Should Follow His Lead

March 16, 2011
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Our Congressman Edward Markey suggested that Congress gets busy and stops the construction of nuclear plants on earthquake fault lines, among others. He made that decision after assessing the situation in Japan following the earthquake and the tsunami. We want to thank the congressman for his common sense. We totally agree with him. We...

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Patriots Are Poised for More Succes in the Future

March 16, 2011
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By Cary Shuman When the 2010-11 Revere High School girls basketball team gathers at the awards banquet on April 10, it will celebrate and look back at one of the greatest seasons in the entire athletic program’s history. The team, under the direction of Northeastern Conference Coach of the Year Diana DeCristoforo won all...

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Police Briefs 03-16-2011

March 16, 2011
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MONDAY, MARCH 7 Keith P. Kyle, 30, of 4 Rand St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 Anthony A. Paragona, 26, of 41 Ambrose St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of possession of burglarious tools and breaking & entering in the daytime with intent to commit a...

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Obituaries 03-16-2011

March 16, 2011
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Harold Levy Bank of Boston retiree, 30-year Revere Babe Ruth Baseball Coach, member of JWV and American Legion Harold Levy of Revere died on March 12. He was 78 years old. The beloved husband of the late Sylvia (Silverman), he was born in Worcester and attended the Revere and Chelsea schools.  He continued his...

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Topsy Tourney

March 9, 2011
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Topsy Tourney

Melissa Adreani fights for possession of the ball during Revere High’s first-round victory over Lynn English in the MIAA Division 1 State Ttournament. The Patriots’ fantastic season came to an end with a loss to Lincoln-Sudbury in the North Sectional quarterfinals.

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Windstill – The Windmill That Doesn’t Seem to Churn

March 9, 2011
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Windstill – The Windmill That Doesn’t Seem to Churn

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Just across the Chelsea Creek, and visible in many parts of lower Revere, the blades of the gigantic Forbes Park windmill sit idle. The electricity-generating machine doesn’t appear to be working, and from what we gather, it never really had many days of operation. It’s been sitting idle for the...

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Rotondo Officially Launches Campaign

March 9, 2011
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By Joshua Resnek editor@reverejournal.com Mayoral candidate George Rotondo drew a large crowd to his official announcement that he is running which was given at the Beachmont VFW Thursday night. Hundreds attended the official announcement, which follows up on his earlier promise made some months ago that he is a candidate without question. “I am...

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Time to Make a Push – Speaker Deleo Should Bring Expanded Gaming Legislation to the House Floor

March 9, 2011
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It is the right time and we are in the right place to Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, to make haste in bringing to the floor of the House a new version of the expanded gambling bill. We have known the Speaker for a long, long time and what he has done for...

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Patriots Unable to Complete Tall Order

March 9, 2011
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By Cary Shuman The Revere High girls basketball team had its quest for a state championship halted by a taller Lincoln-Sudbury team in the Division 1 North quarterfinal round, falling to the Warriors, 51-43, before a large crowd Saturday night at the Roland Merullo Fieldhouse. It was the first loss of the season for...

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Police Briefs 03-09-2011

March 9, 2011
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28 Paul J. Capotosto, 22, of 52 Neponset St., was arrested on charges of larceny of property under $250 and breaking & entering into a truck with intent to commit a felony. TUESDAY, MARCH 1 John M. Fay, 52, of 55 Revere Beach Blvd., was arrested on charges of operating a motor...

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Obituaries 03-09-2011

March 9, 2011
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Antonina Agnes Member of Daughters of Italy and Revere Moose Antonina R. (D’Amico) Agnes of Everett, formerly of Revere, died on March 6. A member of the Daughters of Italy and the Revere Moose Lodge # 1272, she was the beloved wife of John L. Agnes; devoted mother of the late Angela Petrilli, Michael...

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Video: Revere Girls lose Lincoln Sudbury, 43-51, March 5, 2011

March 6, 2011
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Revere girls lose a barnburner to Lincoln-Sudbury, 43-51, on Saturday

March 6, 2011
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After being tied going into the fourth quarter, the previously undefeated Revere Girls basketball team ran out of steam and couldn’t overcome the height and relentless rebounding of Lincoln-Sudbury on Saturday night at Merullo Fieldhouse in Revere.They were defeated 51-43, finishing a tremendous season at 21-1. A huge crowd was on hand again, and...

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Video: Revere Girls v. Lynn English, 3/3/11

March 4, 2011
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Revere girls pull out close one in first state tourney game, 60-58

March 3, 2011
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Staying alive is the most important thing in life and postseason basketball – and the Revere High School (RHS) girls pulled out a 60-58 win over Lynn English Thursday night that stayed close all the way to the last buzzer. It was a win, and the team’s first tournament win as a squad –...

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Go Patriots – City Rallies Behind Revere High’s Undefeated Girls Basketball Team and Its Pursuit of a State Title

March 3, 2011
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Go Patriots – City Rallies Behind Revere High’s Undefeated Girls Basketball Team and Its Pursuit of a State Title

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Thursday will mark one of the biggest days in Revere High School sports in quite some time as the undefeated (20-0) and number one seeded girls basketball team takes the home court against Lynn English in its first game of this year’s State Tournament. The girls were picked the number...

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Practicing Teamwork – Revere Clinic is All About Collaboration and Communication

March 3, 2011
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Practicing Teamwork – Revere Clinic is All About Collaboration and Communication

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com When Revere’s Daniel Diaz used to manage a Walgreen’s store a few years back, he said he had zero success until he instilled a team attitude into all of the staff members.   It was in that coordination and teamwork that Diaz got the store running like a well-oiled machine....

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Free to Stay – Former Gang Member, Convicted Killer, Illegal Alien Finds His Way Back to the Streets

March 3, 2011
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Free to Stay – Former Gang Member, Convicted Killer, Illegal Alien Finds His Way Back to the Streets

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Far too many times, it presently seems like red tape has common sense hog-tied.   Loeun Heng was never to walk the streets of Revere – or anywhere else in America – again, or so thought the mother of the young man Heng killed in 2000.   That reality all...

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New Ownership Group Was Not in Place when Stabbing Took Place at the Squire

March 3, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It appears that the new owners of the Squire Lounge will not be called before the License Commission for a stabbing incident last month, mostly because they aren’t yet the official owners.   While new owner Mark Filtranti gained approval locally for the transfer of the licenses, he told the...

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And They’re off – Racing Poised to Return to Suffolk Downs

March 3, 2011
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As we head toward spring and the rebirth of everything frozen and covered with snow and ice for months already, at least we do so in the knowledge that there will likely be 80 days of professional horse racing taking place at Suffolk Downs.   All the agreements necessary to make this happen apparently...

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Expensive Holidays – This Experiment Isn’t Adding Up

March 3, 2011
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The so-called Suffolk County hack holidays – Bunker Hill Day and Evacuation Day – were literally done away with last year when the governor agreed with the Legislature that more money would be saved than is spent keeping Suffolk County offices open on these two days than closed. So two important historical events –...

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Patriots Earn No. 1 Seed, Open Up Tournament Play Tomorrow Night

March 3, 2011
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Jenkins named league MVP, DeCristoforo Coach of Year The 20-0 Revere High girls basketball team, the top seed in the MIAA Division 1 North sectional state tournament, will open tourney play tomorrow evening (Thursday) when it hosts Lynn English at the Merullo Fieldhouse at Revere High. Tip off time is 7:00 p.m. Lynn English...

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