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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Weathers Joins 1,000-point Club

March 3, 2011
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Although the season ending record for the Revere High boys basketball team was a disappointing 5-15, even more so given that the Patriots stood at 5-5 at the halfway mark of the campaign, a major source of pride for all of the team members occurred last week when senior Trae Weathers became only the...

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Skaters Wrap Up Season; Three Named NEC All Stars

March 3, 2011
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The Revere High hockey team competed in the Newburyport Bank Classic Tournament last week. Although the Patriots came up on the short of the decisions in both contests, Coach Jim Palumbo used all of his charges to give his younger and returning players some key varsity  experience as they look ahead to next season....

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Fitzpatrick Does Well in State Meet

March 3, 2011
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Revere’s ace 600 meter runner Mike Fitzpatrick competed against the best of the best Saturday at the 26th annual MIAA Indoor Track and Field All State Championship Meet held Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.   Fitzpatrick, who had qualified for the all-state meet by virtue of his 1:24.83 clocking the...

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Police Briefs 03-02-2011

March 3, 2011
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Roberto Jonathan Tejada, 26, of Nantucket, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 Shawn M. Ford, 35, of 26 Dashwood St., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Sharon L. Hanson, 49, of 59 Arcadia St., was arrested on an outstanding...

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Obituaries 03-02-2011

March 3, 2011
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Catherine Margaret Cerulli Past President of Revere Women’s Club Catherine Margaret “Peg” (Pratt) Cerulli of Winchester, formerly of Revere, died peacefully February 17 at the Winchester Nursing Center.  She was 99 years old. Her main occupation was loving and caring for her late husband, Edward Cerulli – a retired Captain of the Revere Fire...

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Renewed Faith – After Seven Years of Disappointment, Our Lady of Lourdes Gets Some Good News

February 23, 2011
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Renewed Faith – After Seven Years of Disappointment, Our Lady of Lourdes Gets Some Good News

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com When it comes to matters concerning God and prayer, hoping against hope is a pretty safe bet. That’s the case this week as the “underground” Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL) church community in Beachmont received the first piece of good news they’ve had in years concerning their shuttered church. “For the...

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Raising Awareness About Teen Dating Violence

February 23, 2011
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Raising Awareness About Teen Dating Violence

The HAVEN program at Mass General conducted activities at Revere High School last week to shine a light on Teen Dating Violence Awareness Week. Several events took place throughout the week, with this interactive play called ‘Remote Control’ being featured on Friday afternoon. The play, with Tim Hoover and Stacy Fischer pictured here, enacted...

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An Expensive Attempt to Save Money

February 23, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A move to save money on the so-called “hack holidays” of Bunker Hill and Evacuation Day is actually ending up costing the City more money. Could anything less be expected of state and local government? In this case, the answer is no. Mayor Tom Ambrosino said he is trying to...

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Police Union Backs Effort to Reduce the Cost of Health Insurance

February 23, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The Revere Police Patrol Officer’s Union has issued a statement this week indicating that they are fully behind a coordinated multi-union effort to help the city reduce health insurance costs. Two weekends ago, leaders from the Revere Teacher’s Union, the Patrol Officer’s Union, Revere Administrator’s Union, Revere Firefighters Union and...

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City Salaries – The Mayor’s Position Should Set the Standard

February 23, 2011
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We have no negative comments to make about city salaries. They are inevitably what they are. We do complain that the mayor of the city is paid substantially less than school principals, police officers, police sergeants, lieutenants, captains and the police chief. This includes also the fire chief, deputy chiefs and assistant school superintendents....

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The Next Step – The Future of Our Lady of Lourdes

February 23, 2011
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The Boston Archdiocese has announced that it will be having a series of discussions with parishioners of closed churches about their future use. This will include talking with former parishioners of the Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Beachmont. The church building has been relegated to what the Archdiocese refers to as profane use...

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Sports 02-23-2011

February 23, 2011
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Perfect ending Girls basketball team completes 20-0 regular season But however you say it, the history-making Revere High girls basketball team stands atop the basketball world after completing a perfect regular season with a pair of hard earned victories last week. The Lady Patriots were 18-0 entering their final week with contests looming against...

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Police Briefs 02-23-2011

February 23, 2011
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Monday, Feb. 14 Christopher Lee, 19, of 10 Yeamans St, was arrested on one warrant. Tuesday, Feb. 15 No arrests reported Wednesday, Feb. 16 Nicholas Chamness, 27, of 35 Dunn Rd, was charged with breaking and entering in the night with intent to commit a felony Josephine Russo, 44, of 54 Amelia Pl, was...

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Obituaries 02-23-2011

February 23, 2011
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John Sanechiaro American Legion, Revere ITAM and VFW member John F. Sanechiaro, a 60-year resident of Revere, died February 16 at the Peabody Glen Health Care Center of Peabody following a long confinement. He was 82 years old. Born and raised in Somerville, he graduated from Somerville High School in June of 1946 and...

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City of Revere Salaries – 2010 Highest Paid Employee’s

February 17, 2011
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NAME JOB TITLE GROSS WAGES **POLICE / FIRE DETAIL DAKIN, PAUL S SUPERINTENDENT 195,622.45 REARDON, TERENCE POLICE CHIEF 161,267.34 COSTA, ANN MARIE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT 159,926.88 DOHERTY, EUGENE W FIRE CHIEF 158,765.62 CALLAHAN, DAVID J POLICE LIEUTENANT 148,385.96 12,170.50 CAFARELLI, JOSEPH A POLICE LIEUTENANT 143,298.05 34,983.00 GUIDO, JAMES POLICE CAPTAIN 143,101.95 21,806.00 GOODWIN, JEREMIAH F...

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Whelan Students Get ‘a Big Time Rush’ out of Appearance By Teen Band

February 17, 2011
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Whelan Students Get ‘a Big Time Rush’ out of Appearance By Teen Band

The latest teen music and television heartthrobs - Big Time Rush – made a surprise visit to the Whelan Sschool Tuesday afternoon and played a concert for the entire elementary school. The kids won an online contest with KISS 108 earlier in the month and the prize was a concert for the whole school. Big...

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Fr. Guarino Says Goodbye to Revere, St. Anthony’s Church

February 17, 2011
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Fr. Guarino Says Goodbye to Revere, St. Anthony’s Church

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com In an abrupt announcement late last week, Father Michael Guarino of St. Anthony’s shared that he will be retiring from the priesthood after 43 years due to medical concerns. “I will be taking a medical retirement and it’s bittersweet,” he said. “I’m doing this under the advice of three doctors…I...

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Overall Payroll Increases, but $100k Earners on the Decline

February 17, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The number of city employees earning more than $100,000 decreased for the second time in two years, though the overall city payroll increased by nearly $2 million in 2010. The City released the 2010 final payroll figures this week, and on the top of that list was Superintendent Paul Dakin...

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Police Briefs 02-16-2011

February 17, 2011
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 Vanessa M. Forte, 24, of Winthrop, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Rene J. Fuentes, 43, of 566 Beach St.,  was arrested on an outstanding warrant.\ Nikkia Hennessey, 29, of Boston,  was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Fawnsa Elisha Rosario, 27, of Everett  was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on...

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Meters on the Beach – Cleanliness is Priority Number One

February 17, 2011
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During the past five years Revere Beach has never looked better – and it would look even better if the vast majority of the people who use the beach, who come here by automobile, picked up their trash rather than leaving it on the beach as though the beach was their private dumping ground....

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Smoking Ban – City, Dcr Should Follow Boston’s Lead

February 17, 2011
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The City of Revere should be thinking about banning smoking in public places and so too should the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Boston is now considering such an order as two Boston City Councillors have made the suggestion. Some believe this type of ban on public smoking would be too much of a...

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