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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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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