Electronic Games – Isn’t the Lottery Supposed to Be in Charge?

March 23, 2011
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We have watched with awe the proliferation into a wide variety of business locations throughout the city and region of electronic machines that are the rough equivalent of card playing machines or electronic slot machines. Our fascination here with everything that mimics gambling at a casino leads us to wonder how the state is...

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Good Luck, Coach – Basketball Coach Has Left a Big Impression

March 23, 2011
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We want to thank Revere High School basketball coach Diana DeCristoforo for her outstanding leadership of the program for the past two seasons. As most of you have heard by now, she is leaving to become an assistant coach at Salem State University. With her leadership and guidance, the Revere High School girls basketball...

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Decristoforo Steps Down for a Post at Salem State

March 23, 2011
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By Cary Shuman Diana DeCristoforo has stunned the local sports community with the announcement that she is leaving her position as head coach of the Revere High School girls basketball program. DeCristoforo told her players at a team meeting last week that she has decided to step down as coach after two successful seasons...

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Police Briefs 03-23-2011

March 23, 2011
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MONDAY, MARCH 14 Michael R. Chesley, 26, of 10 Yeamans St., 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. Tayla Colarusso, 17, of 174 Bellingham St., was arrested on charges of assault & battery, two counts of...

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Obituaries 03-23-2011

March 23, 2011
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Sukontha Rockwood Waitress at Revere’s China Roma for more than 20 years Sukontha “Susie” Rockwood died at her Chelsea home after a two year battle with cancer on March 20. She was 65 years old. A native of Bangkok, Thailand, she arrived in the United States in 1970, making her home in Everett. In...

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Video: Big Time Rush Band Makes Surprise Visit To The Whelan School, Feb. 15, 2011

March 17, 2011
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The Kids Have Character

March 16, 2011
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The Kids Have Character

The Rrevere Public Llibrary Children’s program packed in visitors a few weeks ago to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, an annual popular tradition. The RPL held several celebrations at the library and also concluded the week at the Cronin Skating Rink for a ‘Cat in the Hat’ ice skating party. Above,  sisters Emma,  Ava and...

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Shoppers: This Idea is Sure to Capture Your Attention

March 16, 2011
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Shoppers: This Idea is Sure to Capture Your Attention

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There’s nothing more frustrating than standing at the front of a checkout line fumbling for a store loyalty card or digging through one’s pocket or purse for a $1 coupon. Likewise, going to a favorite restaurant and forgetting the loyalty program code can also throw a monkey wrench into a...

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Throw the Book at Him – Grand Jury Levies 21-count Indictment Against Former Library Director

March 16, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Former Revere Library Director Bob Rice Jr. has been indicted by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on 21 counts, including embezzlement and procurement fraud. Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley’s office told the Journal on Tuesday afternoon that Rice had been indicted on three counts of larceny of property over...

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MGH Admits Fault in Accidental Death of City Hall Worker

March 16, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Geraldine Oswald had a quiet and efficient career for two decades in the Revere City Hall Auditor’s Office. She was the last person to draw attention to herself. So, it’s with some irony and a lot of tragedy that her death has resulted in a high profile and media saturated...

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Company Not for Sale … for Now at Least

March 16, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The Necco Candy Company’s principal owner has decided to pull the manufacturer off the auction block and take another bite into the candy business. American Capital announced last week that the process to “explore strategic options” for the company has been suspended. American Capital put the candy company on the...

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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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