Last Call

January 13, 2017
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Last Call

DeMainos Restaurant owners Lenny and LJ celebrated June Racca Bille’s last night behind the bar at DeMainos. June has been serving it up for 40 years.
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Council Begins Session for the 2017 Year

January 13, 2017
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Council Begins Session for the 2017 Year

By Sue Ellen Woodcock It was a smooth transition of power on the Revere City Council Monday night when Robert Haas Jr. was voted in as City Council President for 2017 and Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe was voted in as City Council Vice President. Both were sworn in by Assistant City Clerk Joanne...
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Arrigo Explains Position on Police Chief

January 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Brian Arrigo said his decision not to renew Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli’s contract is neither personal nor political. On Monday morning, Arrigo said the five-year contract for Cafarelli will be up for renewal on June 30 and clause in the contract maintains that he must let Cafarelli know six...
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ConCom Continues Public Hearing on Old Shaw’s Site

January 13, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A civil engineer working with Gate Residential appeared before the Conservation Commission last Wednesday night to begin the public hearing process and explained the developers notice of intent and to get the project started. In addition, Bob O’Brien, Director of Economic Development for the city, said the building at 205...
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News Briefs

January 13, 2017
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WATER Pipe breaks  on Oak Island rd. Water service has been restored after a water break on Oak Island Road last Thursday around 4 p.m. The impact was felt on  Woodland Road, Hansen Terrace, Flint Street. View Street, Putnam Road, Maggi Road and Lynnview Street, as well as possibly parts of Glendale Street. Department...
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Police Briefs 01-11-2017

January 13, 2017
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30 Travis T. Lazare, 26, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested on charges of identity fraud, credit card fraud less than $250, and failure to stop for a police officer. He also was cited for the civil motor vehicle infractions of failing to stop for a traffic control sign or signal and a...
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Letters to the Editor

January 13, 2017
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Naloxone can save lives Dear Editor: The use of Naloxone can save a life.  Naloxone, also known as Narcan is an opioid antagonist used in opioid overdoses to counteract the life-threatening depression of the respiratory system. It allows an overdose victim to breathe normally. Although traditionally administered by emergency response personnel, naloxone can be administered by lay...
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Right and Wrong Ways to Address the Drug Cost Conundrum

January 13, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe Americans are gearing up for higher health care costs in 2017. Average monthly insurance premiums for popular plans on Healthcare.gov, the major Obamacare exchange, are slated to rise by 25 percent. Some consumers will see their health insurance premiums double. Eager to find a scapegoat, some politicians have pointed to...
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Winter’s Here — Bundle Up

January 13, 2017
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Winter arrived in full force earlier this week, with a big snowstorm and skin-numbing temperatures. But we are New Englanders, so we know what to expect and how to prepare for it. Indeed, if you were shoveling snow as we were throughout the past weekend, not only did we benefit from a great workout,...
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What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

January 13, 2017
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When one considers that it has been almost 49 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin...
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Sports 01-11-2017

January 13, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup Tough losses for RHS boys hoop The Revere High boys basketball team played well, but fell short in its two contests this past week, dropping decisions of 63-56 to Peabody last Tuesday and 55-51 to Marblehead Friday. In the Peabody game, Revere overcame a slow start, trailing 16-9 after the first quarter,...
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Obituaries 01-11-2017

January 13, 2017
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Marion Curreri Active in the Revere League for Special Needs Marion (Vengren) Curreri of Revere passed away suddenly on January 6. Marion loved spending time with her family at their cottage in Maine, especially with her grandchildren, where she enjoyed fishing, sunset cruises, hummingbird and eagle watching, long conversations on her hammock by the lake and...
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Nick Bua Honored

January 6, 2017
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Nick Bua Honored

Councillor Ira Novoselsky presented retiring Director of the Revere Veterans Services Depatment Nick Bua with a special plaque to commemorate his service to country and City.
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Police Chief Cafarelli’s Contract Not to be Renewed

January 6, 2017
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Police Chief Cafarelli’s Contract Not to be Renewed

By Cary Shuman Revere Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli has confirmed that his contract as chief will not be renewed when it expires in June. Cafarelli told the Journal Tuesday that Mayor Brian Arrigo informed him in writing last week that he will not be reappointed as chief of the Revere Police Deparment. Cafarelli said...
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Local Painter Captures Former Fire Chief, Others with Expert Touch

January 6, 2017
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Local Painter Captures Former Fire Chief, Others with Expert Touch

By Seth Daniel When former Fire Chief Gene Doherty gathered at his home with a full house of family members of Christmas Eve, he had no idea what was coming. In fact, with his entire family watching, his brother, John Doherty, unveiled a large painting by Mark Martelli of the recently retired Fire Chief...
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RHS Students, Staff Mourn Sudden Loss of Teacher

January 6, 2017
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RHS Students, Staff Mourn Sudden Loss of Teacher

By Seth Daniel Long-time Revere High (RHS) history and English teacher Richard Caprio died rather suddenly on Dec. 27 while undergoing a routine treatment at the hospital. Caprio, 64, began his teaching career in 1981 at Christopher Columbus High School in Boston, and then transferred over to Dom Savio High School in East Boston,...
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Councillors List Top Priorities to be Tackled in 2017

January 6, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A new year for the City Council means more projects ahead for the councillors., both in their wards and across the city. Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna said she has three goals for the upcoming year. First, to create an MBTA bus stop at the Target and Stop & Shop...
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News Briefs

January 6, 2017
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NEWMAN NAMED PRESIDNT AT HHMA Michael Newman, MD, FACP, CPE, has been named president of Hallmark Health Medical Associates (HHMA) and system vice president of Hallmark Health System. Dr. Newman has been successfully serving as interim president of HHMA, Hallmark Health’s employed provider organization, since September. Dr. Newman is a board-certified gastroenterologist who has...
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Police Briefs 01-04-2017

January 6, 2017
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ARREST Report FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23 Steven M. Hescock, 40, of 71 Neponset St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of shoplifting (3rd offense). Jose A. Alvarenga-Garcia, 37, of Chelsea, was issued a summons for a charge of shoplifting by price tag tampering. Damien M. Centrella, 42, of 44 Constitution Ave.,...
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Letters to the Editor

January 6, 2017
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Obama Land Mine Policy Dear Editor; Long before Secretary John Kerry entered Washington politics, he was a local politician and a friend to the City of Revere. Revere’s State Senator, Fran Doris introduced John Kerry to Revere in our Columbus Day Parade. He kept in touch with many Revere office holders, including myself ,...
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Guest-Editorial

January 6, 2017
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In 2014, the American Waterworks Association declared MWRA’s water to be the best in the nation. (In fact, it won both first and second place both for the City of Boston’s and the MWRA’s own sample.) This was not a lucky coincidence, but the end result of a carefully crafted and intricate plan to...
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Sports 01-04-2017

January 6, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup RHS boys basketball tops Medford, Malden It was like old times (at least for the old-timers among us) over the school vacation week as the Revere High boys basketball team took on two former rivals from the Greater Boston League in a holiday tournament. However, in contrast to most of those...
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Obituaries 01-04-2017

January 6, 2017
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Frances Kleinfeldt Former saleswoman at Host Gift Shop at Logan Airport Frances M. (Haas) Kleinfeldt, a lifelong resident of Beachmont, died on December 31 at her residence. She was 83 years old and although her health had been failing, her death was most unexpected. Frances was born in Winthrop and lived all of her...
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The Eighth Wonder:Lincoln School Student Jonathan Reyes Excels in All-America National Tournament

January 4, 2017
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The Eighth Wonder:Lincoln School Student Jonathan Reyes Excels in All-America National Tournament

By Cary Shuman Jonathan Reyes is 8 years old and loves to play baseball. And his career is certainly off to an auspicious start. While competing in the All-America Youth Baseball Games in Samford, Fla. last week, Jonathan helped lead his team to the championship game of the national tournament. The son of Sergio...
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