Attorney: FBI Raid Had Nothing to Do with Me

April 28, 2011
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Local attorney Jay Paul Satin has informed the Journal that the FBI raid on an office in the Citizen’s Bank building had nothing to do with him, but everything to do with Attorney John Molloy. Attorney Satin shares a law office with Attorney Molloy on the fourth floor of the bank building. FBI agents...

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Drug Testing Program Nets Two Positive Results

April 28, 2011
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In the 16 months since the Revere Police implemented a drug testing policy within their ranks, two officers have tested positive for illegal drugs. Mayor Tom Ambrosino and Revere Police officials indicated that the program has been completely rolled out by now, and every officer has been tested at least once. In that testing...

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Local Group Unhappy with State-funded Teen Website

April 28, 2011
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A state taxpayer-funded website that deals with teen sexual issues – including how to obtain an abortion – has one Revere group a little shocked. The site, called ‘Maria Talks,’ became news last week when the Boston media reported that the site – funded by the state Department of Public Health and produced by...

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Company Forecasts Growth, New Jobs

April 28, 2011
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The state has made no decision yet, but Tuesday morning it gave Necco Candy Co. of Revere a chance to plead its case for keeping a lucrative tax relief agreement with the City. The tax agreement, called a tax increment financing (TIF) agreement, allows for a shifting percentage of property tax relief on the...

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Mckinley School First Grader Honored by Suffolk County DA Daniel F. Conley

April 28, 2011
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Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley presented a special citation to McKinley School first grade student Borias Lake in recognition of a book that the eight-year-old-youth had authored on the topic of bullying. Lake wrote an eight-page book entitled, “Borias Brainstorms on Bullying” a year ago while he was a student in Ms. Jessica...

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Life-sized Statue Stolen from the RPL

April 28, 2011
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It’s been about 10 years since the life-size bronze statue of a 5-year-old girl reading a book was placed in front of the Revere Public Library, and in that time she’s become iconic. But now she’s gone. In an unbelievable act of vandalism, the little girl statue in front of the Revere Public Library...

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Walking To School

April 28, 2011
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On Tuesday April 12, Dorothea Hass from WalkBoston gave a presentation to the city and school representatives on pedestrian safety at the Whelan School Auditorium.  The presentation highlighted ways to assure pedestrians safety by improving sidewalks and maintaining proper crosswalks. After the presentation Hass led a small group of volunteers on an audit of...

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Not in Our Back Yard

April 28, 2011
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A heated, contentious and well-attended community meeting last week (see above photo) pitted principles from the Bay Cover Human Services company against about 50 Ward 2 neighbors and city elected officials. The company had made plans to build a nine-unit group home on Walnut Avenue for severely physically disabled adults whose families live in...

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Recyclebank is Paying Dividends

April 28, 2011
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Officials from the RecycleBank program were in attendance at Monday’s City Council meeting and told City Councillors that the program is going quite well and is increasing Revere’s recycling rates. “It’s been successful,” said Beth Keene-Waddell of RecycleBank. “Recycling volume has increased 60 or 70 percent each month, which is very high and annual...

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At Least the Building’s Ours

April 28, 2011
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The City Council agreed Monday night to a plan presented by Mayor Tom Ambrosino to swap with the state some six acres of marshland in the Belle Isle Marsh for a piece of land on Revere Beach Parkway. What came out, though, was that the piece of land contains the new Fire Station and...

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Sign Complaint

April 28, 2011
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The Election Department has officially received a complaint from an unnamed person concerning a political sign on the front lawn of Councillor George Rotondo. Election Commissioner Diane Colella confirmed that there has been a complaint and that there have been no other complaints yet about signs. Rotondo was asked to take his sign down...

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Caveat Emptor

April 28, 2011
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Nothing like Easter Sunday, pizza ghena and psychedelic mushrooms, but one Revere woman – who was allegedly found driving drunk on a mini-bike last Saturday – had her holiday ruined when a drug dealer hoodwinked her by selling her crack cocaine instead of the mushrooms. At least that was the story she told police....

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Man Stabbed, Woman Arrested

April 28, 2011
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A man bleeding heavily from several stab wounds appeared at the Police Station last Sunday night with a  report that he’d been attacked by unknown men. It ended up that the unknown men were actually his girlfriend, a 22-year-old woman from Everett. The man told police that three men jumped him near his apartment...

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Revere Man Held in Alleged Beating of 5-year-old Boy

April 28, 2011
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A Revere man was held on $15,000 cash bail Monday as prosecutors detailed the injuries he allegedly inflicted upon his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son last week. Joseph Testa, 28, of 5 Noble St, was formally charged Monday with assault and battery on a child causing serious bodily injury, wantonly or recklessly permitting serious bodily injury...

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Safety concerns

April 28, 2011
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In the wake of a possible sexual assault behind the Paul Revere School earlier this month, Councillors Arthur Guinasso and George Rotondo have called for a community meeting and cooperating with the School Department to bring a safer environment to that area during non-school hours. Revere Police are investigating the possible sexual assault of...

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Can’t stay away

April 28, 2011
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After last week’s large drug bust on Yeamans Street, one man apparently was willing to do anything to get to his alleged former source. One of the apartments  that was raided as a result of the drug bust had been closed off and was vacant. However, last Saturday morning around 10 a.m., several people...

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The FBI in Revere – It Remains to be Seen What Visit Really Means

April 28, 2011
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For quite some time – for well over a year – the FBI has been a constant visitor to Revere. There have been obvious, repeated FBI visits to Revere City Hall and to other locations in the city. At city hall, the FBI has visited the Building Department on at least a half dozen...

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A Good Idea – Drive-Through Proposal is Sound

April 28, 2011
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The owner of Honey Dew Donuts has petitioned the city government for a drive-through for its location on Squire Road. Our observation of this request is that it doesn’t vary at all from what presently exists on at least a half dozen locations of that busy commercial strip. There is a Dunkin Donuts with...

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Bagel Bin

April 28, 2011
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On Shirley Avenue, down at the Bagel Bin, the menu has changed and so too have the hours of operation. The restaurant has been entirely redone and it is looking and feeling more welcoming and comfortable than ever before. At nighttime the new name of the Bagel Bin will be: “The Bin.” The owners...

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Attorney Jay Paul Satin

April 28, 2011
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Last week, when Attorney John Molloy’s office in the Citizens  Bank Building was investigated by the FBI – about 6 FBI agents spent most of the day inside his office and ultimately removed boxes of files – all eyes were on Mr. Molloy. We later reported that the FBI had visited the office of...

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Ocean Club Sold, Again

April 28, 2011
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The Ocean Club property at the crescent of Revere Beach was sold at auction, again, last week for $1.7 million. This was the former property of developer Steve Fustolo, a great guy who came along just as the market was turning and got himself into what came to be known as the Ocean Club....

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Big Meeting on Health Insurance

April 28, 2011
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Revere was the host last Friday of a meeting of municipal and school leaders a well as community leaders who are calling on legislators to vote for  Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo’s municipal health insurance reform proposal, which was discussed by these leaders at the Rumney Marsh Academy. Mayor Ambrosino led the leaders,...

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Sports 04-28-2011

April 28, 2011
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The Revere High softball team reeled off three straight victories by convincing margins this past week, accumulating 47 runs in the three contests against Lynn English, Waltham, and Peabody. Last Wednesday’s 15-0 whitewashing of Northeastern Conference rival Lynn English saw Lady Patriot hurler Briana Lauletta spin a two hit shutout in which she fanned...

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Track Boys Make it Two Straight Wins

April 28, 2011
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The Revere High boys track team made it two for two thus far this season with a 73-58 win over Beverly last Wednesday. Although Coach Jack Mosko’s Patriots captured first place in only six of the 15 events (Beverly did not compete in the 4 x 100 relay) , the superior depth and overall...

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