Council Approves TIF

December 12, 2012
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We support the recent unanimous vote by the City Council to approve the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Agreement for DeMoulas at the Northgate Shopping Mall.  The amount of money that is to be foregone by the City (about $100,000 per year for 10 years, as compared to the yearly tax revenue of almost $210,000...
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State Aid Cuts

December 12, 2012
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Just when we thought that we were out of the woods with regard to local aid reductions by the state, local officials across the Commonwealth were notified last week that there will be almost $9 million less in discretionary state aid available to cities and towns for the current fiscal year.  For Revere, this...
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RHS Hockey Opens Tonight

December 12, 2012
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The Revere High hockey team will get its 2012-13 season underway this evening, Wednesday, Dec. 12, when the Patriots host Somerville, former long time rival from the Greater Boston League, at Cronin Rink. Face off time is 6:30. First year coach Joe Ciccarello’s Patriots engaged in a series of scrimmages over the past week...
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Police Briefs 12-12-2012

December 12, 2012
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MONDAY, DEC. 10 Derek J. Agresti, 42, of Boston, was arrested on charges of assault & battery and disorderly conduct. TUESDAY, DEC. 4 Juan P. Bernabe, 41, of Peabody, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Daniel-Antonio Hernandez-Chincilla, 35, of Herdon, Virginia, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5 Matthew Ronald Graves, 20,...
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Obituaries 12-12-2012

December 12, 2012
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Andrew Schena Member of Founding Family of Revere Beach’s “The Banana Boat” Andrew J. Schena died unexpectedly at his Revere home on December 3. He was 49 years old. Born in Everett, he lived his entire life in Revere and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1981. Most of his working career was...
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The Mighty Duck

December 5, 2012
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The Mighty Duck

RumneyMarsh Academy Leanne O’Hara and student James Fabiano discuss strategy before the annual Parent/Teacher Basketball that was recently held.
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Novoselsky Will Lead Council

December 5, 2012
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After serving on the City Council for decades, it appears that Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky will get his first crack at Council President in the coming year. Novoselsky told the Journal it appears right now that he has at least eight votes from the Council to secure the spot. At the same time,...
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Councillors Say No Way to Pot Dispensaries Here

December 5, 2012
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The Revere City Council is looking to change the City’s zoning so as to block any medical marijuana dispensaries from locating in the city as a result of the approved medical marijuana ballot question from the Nov. 6thelection. In a resounding vote statewide, voters easily approved a plan to allow medical marijuana to be...
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Council Unanimously Approves TIF

December 5, 2012
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City councillors unanimously approved a Tax Incremental Financing Agreement (TIF) for the owners of the former Toys ‘R Us property at Northgate Mall – under the auspices that the taxpayer investment would draw in a new 80,000 sq. ft. Market Basket grocery store. In a vote of 10-0 (Councillor Stephen Reardon was absent), the...
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Rising Home Heating Costs Have Homeowners Worried

December 5, 2012
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If last year’s mild winter was a gift from God for those who pay close attention to their heating bills, one can certainly not expect another such generous gift this year. Projections for a much colder winter this year, along with high heating oil prices that aren’t budging, have homeowners a bit anxious about...
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Fuel Assistance Program Benefits Must Continue

December 5, 2012
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We have admired the outstanding work that Bob Repucci, executive director of Community Action Programs Intercity (CAPIC) has done for so many years on behalf of low-income residents in Revere and the neighboring communities of Chelsea and Winthrop. In a story in the Journal this week, Mr. Repucci expresses his concerns that the state...
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Police Briefs 12-05-2012

December 5, 2012
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26 Barbara Brown, 25, of 230 Revere St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 Edison Omar Gonzalez, 33, of 64 Hutchinson St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of trafficking in cocaine and illegal possession of a Class A controlled narcotic substance. Plinio Matos, 34, of...
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Sports 12-05-2012

December 5, 2012
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RHS girls basketball team readying for upcoming season “It’s hard to believe we are getting ready for a new season,” said Revere High girls head basketball coach Katelyn Leonard this week as she put her team through their paces in anticipation of the 2012-2013 campaign. The Lady Patriot basketball program has been a bright...
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Obituaries 12-05-2012

December 5, 2012
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Florence Maiorano Of Revere Florence (Zaccaria) Maiorano of Revere died on December 2. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent J.; devoted mother of Marie King of Florida; sister of Margaret Anderson of Revere and the late Eva McCool and Angelina Fiore; grandmother of Michael Kelley and his wife, Cathleen and Cynthia...
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Bridge to Beach is Officially Open

November 30, 2012
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Bridge to Beach is Officially Open

With a black and white photo showing the late John and Christine Markey enjoying Revere Beach placed prominently at the mouth of the new bridge bearing their last name, Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) said he believes the new bridge will help bring the wonder back to Wonderland and continue to fuel the resurgence of...
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Senior Thanksgiving

November 30, 2012
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Senior Thanksgiving

Sharing a laugh at the luncheon were Sharkey Zoulalian, Betty Jones and Evelyn Squitieri.
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Jewelry Box Marks 35 Years This Holiday Season

November 30, 2012
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The Jewelry Box on Broadway Revere is more than a place to buy and sell gold and jewelry; after 35 years, it has become a symbol of family. That’s precisely why owner Tom Yourawski is known as ‘Uncle Tommy’ by people far and wide on the North Shore – people use the term ‘uncle’...
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Wynn Proposes Everett Casino, to Compete with Suffolk Downs

November 30, 2012
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It takes three strikes before one is out, and so far casino development magnate Steve Wynn has only one strike against him in Massachusetts. Now it appears that – after whiffing in Foxboro with Patriots owner Bob Kraft – Wynn will take his second swing at developing a Greater Boston area casino in Everett....
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Casino Bombshell

November 30, 2012
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The possible re-entry of Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn into the bidding of the only Greater Boston area casino license has created a new twist into what was thought to be an almost certain lock by the owners of Suffolk Downs and its partner Caesar’s Entertainment who had been the sole bidders for...
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Guest Op-ed : Siting of New Mckinley School is Wrong

November 30, 2012
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The proposed site for the new McKinley school at Hill park  is an inappropriate location.  It has the potential to create gridlock in our city center, slow emergency vehicle response times, and deprive residents of many of the recreational activities they have been enjoying throughout the years. This appears to be another school site...
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Pats Play Well, but Fall Short

November 30, 2012
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In many respects, the 2012 edition of the annual Thanksgiving Day game between Winthrop and Revere seemed like the good ol’ days that so many fans of a certain age recall about the traditional rivalry between the two teams. The intersection of Broadway and Park Ave. was the scene of pre-game and post-game traffic...
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Police Briefs 11-30-2012

November 30, 2012
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PARKING SPOT SCARE One Hillside Avenue man is facing serious charges after threatening a family going to church on Sunday morning with a firearm and then screaming racial slurs at them. The victim told police that just after noon, he and his two kids were headed to church at Immaculate Conception Church and looking...
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Obituaries 11-30-2012

November 30, 2012
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Anna Levesque Of Malden Anna Levesque of Malden, formerly of Somerville, died on November 21. She was 34 years old. She was the daughter of Robert and Carol (Materazzo) Levesque of Somerville and is also survived by her partner Michelle Thibodeau of Malden, her loving “Nana” Mary Harris, Uncle John, Susan Wood and her...
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Casino Magnate Steve Wynn Will Visit Everett with a Casino Proposal for Old Monsanto Sight, in Direct Competition with Suffolk Downs

November 27, 2012
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It takes three strikes before one is out, and so far casino development magnate Steve Wynn has only one strike against him. It appears that – after whiffing in Foxboro with Patriots owner Bob Kraft – Wynn will take his second swing at developing a Greater Boston area casino in Everett. The Revere Journal...
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