Black Friday : Local Stores Offering Many Specials

November 21, 2012
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Black Friday : Local Stores Offering Many Specials

During the shopping frenzy that the Thanksgiving holiday has become, one doesn’t need to go far to find great deals. In fact, savvy shoppers will find that they can save a tank of gas, avoid the mall and find great deals just around the corner. Local retailers and businesses are preparing for some major...
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RPD Union Voices Opposition to Reorganization

November 21, 2012
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Hard feelings are brewing this week between one Revere Police Department (RPD) union and Mayor Dan Rizzo, as the mayor potentially investigates a reorganization of the department that union officials feel is going to politicize policing. In a letter to the mayor and submitted to the Journal on Monday, the RPD Superior Officers Union...
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Turkey Day Meal Shows Slight Increase This Year

November 21, 2012
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The cost of the typical Thanksgiving dinner this year is nearly unchanged after eight years of increases, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) – which has conducted the annual Thanksgiving dinner cost index survey since 1986. This year’s increase of about 1 percent comes as good news after a monstrous 13 percent...
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RPD Clearing Roadways of Aggressive Drivers

November 21, 2012
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After several months of heavy enforcement on Revere’s roads, the message is getting out to aggressive drivers that Revere Police will no longer tolerate nonsense. Traffic Division Sgt. Chris Giannino told the Journal that Chief Joe Cafarelli has dedicated more staff to the Traffic Division – and with the help of three state grant...
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RHS Wins Cheerleading State Title

November 21, 2012
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The Revere High School football cheerleading squad is officially No. 1 in Massachusetts after winning the MIAA Division 1 Large Coed state championship at Shrewsbury High School. Coach Julianne Esposito’s talented contingent outpointed four other state finalists, Natick, Norwood, Marblehead, and Diman Vocational, to take home the state championship trophy. “It’s a fantastic feeling...
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Thanksgiving 2012

November 21, 2012
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This Thanksgiving, as we pause to reflect, there are mixed signs of where we as a nation are headed.  First for the good news: The presidential election showed more minorities participated in the voting process. The home mortgage crisis that triggered the real estate freefall of price values has seen stabilization and housing starts...
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Police Briefs 11-21-2012

November 21, 2012
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Monday, Nov. 12 Erick Martinez, 42, of 37 Warren St., was arrested on one warrant. Tanya Stephens, 27, of 26 Raymond Rd., was arrested on one warrant. Tuesday, Nov. 13 Ralph Rizzuti, 45, of Winthrop, was charged with larceny under $250 and one warrant. Wednesday, Nov. 14 No Arrests Reported Thursday, Nov. 15 Richard...
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Showdown : Revere Hosts Winthrop on Thanksgiving Day

November 21, 2012
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The Revere High football team will be looking to close out the 2012 season with a win over annual Thanksgiving Day rival Winthrop when the Patriots host this year’s contest at Harry Della Russo Field Thursday morning at 10:00. Although neither squad will be playing in the post-season, a lot will be at stake...
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Obituaries 11-21-2012

November 21, 2012
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Robert Cook Retired Revere Firefighter and USCG CPO, Past Commander of Revere American Legion Robert L. Cook, a Retired Chief Petty Officer-USCG and a retired Revere firefighter died unexpectedly in Revere on November 16. He was 82 years old. A US Coast Guard veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, he was the...
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Pop Warner Cheerleaders on Championship Quest

November 14, 2012
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Pop Warner Cheerleaders on Championship Quest

Three Revere Junior Patriots Pop Warner cheerleading squads are already among the best in New England. The 55 cheerleaders, ages 8 to 15, and three coaching staffs will now have the opportunity to earn the title of best in the United States at the 2012 National Cheer Championships that are being held in Lake...
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Wrapping It Up – After 100 Years Hysil is Closing

November 14, 2012
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Wrapping It Up – After 100 Years Hysil is Closing

The sagging economy and increasing Internet shopping has forced the hand of Hysil Outlet owners to announce that their Northgate Revere store will be closing before Christmas. It will mark the first time in exactly 100 years that the Hy-Sil name will not have a business presence in Revere or Chelsea. Owners Peter and...
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Rizzo Working to Expand Crime Watch

November 14, 2012
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With the support of his Neighborhood Advisory Council, other community groups, The City Council, and the Police Department, Mayor Rizzo is planning an aggressive outreach campaign to help bolster Crime Watch Groups across the City. City Officials, community activities, and members of the Revere Police Department, will be going into different sections of the...
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Ann Fedele Dead at 82

November 14, 2012
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A large segment of the community was hit with the shocking news on Monday of the sudden death of Ann Fedele, who had been extremely active in numerous organizations around the city. Fedele, 82, certainly did not act her age, and was prominent in her work as a charter member of the Revere Society...
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Veteran’s Day

November 14, 2012
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This past weekend Americans stopped to remember the veterans of the wars in which we as a country have been engaged. Our debt to these men and women can never be repaid for their service.  For those of us, who never have been in the heat of battle, heard the terrifying sounds of bullets...
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Patriots Look to Winthrop Game to Complete a Winning Season

November 14, 2012
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The Revere High football team trekked to Topsfield Friday evening to meet Masconomet in hopes of attaining a share of a Division I Cape Ann League/Northeastern Conference title. However, Masco took advantage of early scoring opportunities and then parlayed the combination of a ball control offense and a smothering defense to come away with...
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The People Have Spoken : Obama, Warren, and Local Democrats Big Winners

November 14, 2012
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Ten years ago this week, Revere voters joined with the rest of the Commonwealth in electing Mitt Romney as our governor, sending him on a trajectory that would take Romney within a whisker (or two) of becoming President of the United States. But a decade later, Revere joined with the rest of Romney’s  home...
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Police Briefs 11-14-2012

November 14, 2012
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5 A 15 year old juvenile was arrested on two counts of larceny of property over $250. Rachael L. Mercogliano, 20, of 37 Lantern Rd., was arrested on a charge of shoplifting. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 Jamie M. Kerrigan, 44, of 52 Sumner St., was arrested on charges of larceny of property under...
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Obituaries 11-14-2012

November 14, 2012
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Linda Guerrero Social Worker Linda A. (Martocchio) Guerrero. a 15 year resident of Charlestown, formerly of Malden and South Boston, passed into eternal life on November 11at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a long illness. She was 65 years old. Born in Revere on September 11, 1947, a daughter of the late Antonio...
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Democratic Sweep in Revere defeats Brown, boosts Obama

November 8, 2012
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It was a Democratic sweep on Tuesday in Revere, as one of the largest voter turnouts in recent memory overwhelmingly voted for President Barack Obama and Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren. For the presidential race, Obama won in Revere by a margin of 65 percent to Challenger Mitt Romney’s 33 percent. The Democratic ticket received a...
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Casoli’s Corner

November 7, 2012
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Casoli’s Corner

Mickey “Say No to Drugs” Casoli is hosting a weekly show on Thursdays at 7 p.m. on Revere TV Your Community Source (Channel 8). Casoli is pictured above with this week’s guests, former Revere Mayor Tom Ambrosino, executive director for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Boston, and Maura S. Doyle, Clerk of the...
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Mckinley School Project Needs Fernwood Place

November 7, 2012
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City officials indicated it has nearly become a necessity to take three properties on Fernwood Avenue in order to build the best possible new McKinley School on the Hill Park site. The announcement came from the school’s architect and from Mayor Dan Rizzo during a heavily attended update on the project in the Council...
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Large Turnout : Polling Places Packed on Election Day

November 7, 2012
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Large Turnout : Polling Places Packed on Election Day

The sun had not even fully come up on Tuesday morning when voters began forming a line outside of the Whelan School polling place, an unprecedented situation also duplicated at a few other busy polls throughout the City. Lines at the door of a polling place before opening hadn’t been seen for more than...
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Developer, Mayor Ask Council for TIF on Proposed Market Basket Location

November 7, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo has unveiled to the City Council a plan to give a property owner at Northgate Mall a Property Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement worth $100,000 annually in order to help the developer entice a Market Basket to the site. Rizzo said he had heard about the project only a few months...
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Maguire Speaks on Ouster as Rec Director

November 7, 2012
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Boxes full of stuff heading out the door now replace clipboards and reminder notes on the desk of Revere Recreation Director Adrienne Maguire – who was relieved from her position by Mayor Dan Rizzo a little over one week ago in a move that surprised many and ignited a social media revolution. Maguire has...
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