Lowering the bar? – If early allegations are any indication, mayor’s race is going to be feisty

October 21, 2010
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Lowering the bar? – If early allegations are any indication, mayor’s race is going to be feisty

Nomination papers for mayor aren’t due out for at least six more months, but this week the mayoral campaign got down and dirty in a way that hasn’t been seen around here for a number of years. Rumors concerning Councillors Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo – and an alleged conspiracy – have turned the...

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GOP candidate raises questions about Edward Markey’s residency

October 21, 2010
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GOP candidate raises questions about Edward Markey’s residency

Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) has been around the world on legislative missions. He’s the dean of the Massachusetts federal delegation, a 34-year sitting elected official; the 13th most senior member of the Congress. He’s been around Revere over the years and people know him. And to know him, is to like him. He’s been...

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Question 3 – More will be said than done

October 21, 2010
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The State sales tax has risen to 6.25%. A ballot measure to cut the sales tax to 3% has generated an enormous response from residents across the commonwealth. Democrats and Republicans alike share the belief that the sales tax should be cut. By how much and when is the question. If the sales tax...

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Foreclosures – Many homeowners are facing a harsh reality

October 21, 2010
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Not even the most liberal among us believe that those who cannot pay their mortgages should have the government make the payments for them or to defer the inevitable by putting off a foreclosure. The real estate bust was caused by wild speculation and irresponsibility all around. All of us who own homes or...

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Arrest Report 10-21-2010

October 21, 2010
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 Abdul Kareem Balogun, 27, listed as homeless, was arrested on charges of two counts each of rape and indecent assault & battery upon a mentally handicapped person. James E. Marazzi, 46, of 350 Revere Beach Blvd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. David F. Mei, 56, of Lynn, was arrested on...

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Obituaries 10-21-2010

October 21, 2010
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Louis ‘Gino’ Siciliano Retired RHS Industrial Arts Head Louis J. "Gino" Siciliano died on October 7 at his Melrose home following a brief illness. He was 85 years old. Mr. Siciliano was born in Boston’s North End and lived in Revere from 1950 until 1980 when he and his family moved to Melrose where...

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RHS Boy’s Soccer drops home league match to Lynn English, 3-1, on Oct. 18, 2010

October 20, 2010
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RHS Boy’s Soccer drops home league match to Lynn English, 3-1, on Oct. 18, 2010

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A sporting chance – RPS makes a serious effort to boost athletic performance

October 14, 2010
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A sporting chance – RPS makes a serious effort to boost athletic performance

When it comes to scores at the Revere High School (RHS) over the last few years, the most encouraging scores were not on the athletic fields, they were on the MCAS test. With some exceptions, RHS teams have a long-standing reputation of underperforming on the playing fields, and this past summer Superintendent Paul Dakin...

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Patrick campaigns on Shirley Avenue

October 14, 2010
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Patrick campaigns on Shirley Avenue

Governor Deval Patrick brought his gubernatorial campaign to Shirley Avenue Saturday afternoon under brilliant sunshine on a gorgeous fall day. About 100 residents flocked around the governor, exchanging conversations with him and wishing him well across the street from the Bagel Bin following a sign holding visibility on Broadway earlier in the morning. The...

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Patrick and Rep. DeLeo are on common ground as election nears

October 14, 2010
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Patrick and Rep. DeLeo are on common ground as election nears

Since the failure of the expanded gaming bill went down about two months ago, many people in and out of politics claimed that the governor and the speaker were at odds – in fact that there was a terribly personal rift between the two. It certainly looked that way with the speaker drawing a...

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Patriots are having a hard time making their point

October 14, 2010
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A look at the final score in each of the Revere Patriots last two games, might make you believe that Revere is just two-points away from a 5-0 record. However, Patriots head coach Lou Cicatelli doesn’t want to mislead anyone, including his players. After watching the tape of last Friday night’s game at Marblehead...

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RHS Roundup 10-14-2010

October 14, 2010
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Boys soccer team tops two NEC foes and improves to 6-1-2 Although the Revere High football team deservedly is drawing a lot of attention on the local sports scene with its best start in years, there is another team in town that looks like it could go the distance. The RHS boys soccer team...

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Arrest Report 10-14-2010

October 14, 2010
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Monday, Oct. 4 No Arrests Reported Tuesday, Oct. 5 No Arrests Reported Wednesday, Oct. 6 Shannon Maxfield, 25, of Millis, was charged with one warrant. Thursday, Oct. 7 Aubrey Vaudo, 20, of 157 Hichborn St, was charged with shoplifting. Friday, Oct. 8 Fawnsa Elisha Rosario, 26, of Everett, was arrested on five warrants. Saturday,...

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Obituaries 10-04-2010

October 14, 2010
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Dorothy Spinazzola Wife of Globe restaurant critic Anthony C. Spinazzola, active member of the community Dorothy K. (Snell) Spinazzola of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere, died on October 9 following a brief illness. She was 85 years old. She was the past co-owner of Spinazzola’s Family Restaurant of Framingham and Lady Chairman Emeritus of the...

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Revere Patriots go down to Marblehead, 20-21, @Marblehead on Oct. 8, 2010

October 11, 2010
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Revere Patriots go down to Marblehead, 20-21, @Marblehead on Oct. 8, 2010

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Three-alarm fire on Dana Street, Sept. 30, 2010

October 8, 2010
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Three-alarm fire on Dana Street, Sept. 30, 2010

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RHS vs. Swampscott football, Oct. 2, 2010

October 7, 2010
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RHS vs. Swampscott football, Oct. 2, 2010

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He radiates talent – McKinley teacher finds music in (of all things) his heating system

October 6, 2010
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He radiates talent – McKinley teacher finds music in (of all things) his heating system

To some, the groaning and creaking of an old steam heating system may be a painful reminder of how much heating oil costs these days, but to others like Travis Ramsey, those sounds are the sounds of music. The McKinley Elementary School teacher and musical composer has taken inspiration from the old boiler and...

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Where have all the racing dogs gone? – First they went to Florida; now many are back in Bay State

October 6, 2010
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Where have all the racing dogs gone? – First they went to Florida; now many are back in Bay State

There may not be greyhound racing in Massachusetts anymore, but there are still a lot of greyhounds. In Massachusetts, a statewide ballot question in 2008 passed by a large margin and ended dog racing here forever. Locally, tracks like Wonderland were pretty much put out of business. Others, like the Taunton track, were also...

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Authorities make an arrest in Reservoir Avenue homicide

October 6, 2010
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A Revere man has been arrested in the shooting death of a Jamaica Plain man with Revere tires, a homicide that happened on top of Reservoir Avenue last Wednesday evening. Alen Stijakovic, 19, of 145 Ward St. #10, was arrested for the shooting on Monday and charged with murder. He was arraigned in Chelsea...

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A Blue’s note Big Blue edge Revere by a mere point, in NEC thriller

October 6, 2010
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Journal The 3-0 Revere Patriots visited Swampscott on Saturday afternoon and for one half of the football game, they were poised to go to 4-0. Leading 34-14 after the first half, and with five touchdown runs from standout running back Trae Weathers already in the books, the Patriots...

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Crowded Classes – Expanding enrollment is biggest challenge facing the Revere School Committee

October 6, 2010
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Revere’s public school enrollment is soaring. This year alone, the school population has grown by 288 students over last year – a remarkable figure all things considered. In fact, from two years ago, the enrollment has swelled by 400 students. There are 6,433 students as of this week in the Revere public schools. That...

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Arrest Report 10-06-2010

October 6, 2010
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MONDAY, SEPT. 27 John M. Church, 21, listed as homeless, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of resisting arrest and illegal possession of a Class E controlled narcotic substance. Stephen Anthony Walker, 36, of 225 Crescent ave., was arrested on charges of breaking & entering in the nighttime with intent to...

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Blaze causes $500,000 in property damage on North Shore Rd., Dana St.

September 30, 2010
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Blaze causes $500,000 in property damage on North Shore Rd., Dana St.

Firefighters have learned this week that the cause of last Thursday’s three-alarm fire on North Shore Road and Dana Street was a discarded mattress leaning against a home with asphalt shingle siding. Chief Gene Doherty said the investigation is still ongoing, and they’re trying to determine if it was arson. “The fire started with...

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