Carpenter nailed for stealing signs from the City Yard

June 10, 2009
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Carpenter nailed for stealing signs from the City Yard

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com If the Revere Department of Public Works (DPW) were a potato, then all of its thousands of eyes would be blackened. The department suffered yet another black eye this week when longtime DPW carpenter Michael Ferragamo, 47, of 65 McKinley St., was arrested and charged with numerous felonies related to...

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Increase is bad, although not as bad as anticipated

June 10, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The panic over a 20 percent increase in water and sewer rates has been quelled, but ratepayers will still have quite an increase on their hands this July. Mayor Tom Ambrosino indicated to the City Council last week that the proposed residential water and sewer rate would be $11.59, up...

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The Standard – Raduazzo sets the example by which all cab owners and operators should follow

June 10, 2009
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The city needs to create a fair playing field for everyone who wants to own and operate a cab here. The police department being shorthanded, as the chief noted at City Hall last week, isn’t a valid excuse for the regulation sloppiness. As we see it, Bobby Raduazzo of Patriot Taxi is the example...

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Historical Perspective – Remembering D-Day, June 6, 1944

June 10, 2009
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June 6, 1944. Revere, Massachusetts – moments after the announcement over the radio that the invasion of Europe had begun to spread. Men and women throughout this city with sons and daughters in the armed forces fell to their knees where they stood and prayed, cried or simply collapsed. The thought of it was...

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Obituaries – 05/09/09

June 10, 2009
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Donna Rauseo Massport Administrative Assistant Donna M. (Morash) Rauseo of East Boston died on June 9. She was a former employee of East Boston’s APAC and an administrative assistant at Massport. The beloved wife of John J. Rauseo, with whom she shared 27 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Rocco Rauseo...

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Fines and tickets are on the verge of being increased

June 4, 2009
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Fines and tickets are on the verge of being increased

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Parking tickets and related fines will most likely increase if the city gets its way today, Wednesday, June 3. The Traffic Commission will meet on June 3 in order to discuss several increases to various traffic offenses. The largest increase will be tickets for parking in a bus stop, which...

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Patriot tennis teams compete in state tourneys

June 4, 2009
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Patriot tennis teams compete in state tourneys

The 16th seeded Revere High (RHS) boys tennis team took on top-seeded and top-ranked Concord Carlisle in the opening round of the MIAA Division 1 North State Tennis Tournament Saturday. Although the Patriots lost their match by a 5-0 score at Concord, RHS head coach Mike Flynn said the early exit from the tourney...

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DPW chief, councillor offer two versions of incident

June 4, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It was a case of the boys behaving badly, and at a wake to boot. City Councillor-at-Large John Correggio and Department of Public Works (DPW) Superintendent Don Goodwin clashed in a minor altercation last Thursday evening at the wake of former City Councillor Bill Flynn’s wife – with both men...

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Increase is the smallest in a decade; more cuts loom

June 4, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Calling it the toughest budget he has ever assembled in his nine years as the city’s top official, Mayor Tom Ambrosino released a city budget Monday that totaled $128.417 million, an increase of $1.643 million over last year’s budget (1.3 percent). The mayor indicated that the budget increase was really...

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An Embarrassment – City officials should know better

June 4, 2009
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The recent altercation between Department of Public Works Director Don Goodwin and Councillor-at-Large John Correggio at a wake at a local funeral home is an outrage to the sensibilities of everyone in this city who show proper respect for the dead when in their presence. We cannot think of a single valid reason for...

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The Brotherhood – Firefighters should bypass a small pay raise to save jobs from their ranks

June 4, 2009
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Firefighters think of themselves as one big extended family – a brotherhood of sorts. And so we are left to wonder, why won’t Revere firefighters put off a small pay raise next year in order to save the jobs of seven brothers? The city will lay off seven firefighters soon as it struggles to...

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Obituaries – 06/03/09

June 4, 2009
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Bernice Gordon Revere resident Bernice I. (Lawrence) Gordon of Revere died on May 29. She was the beloved wife of the late Maurice Gordon; loving sister of Virginia Resca of Florida, Donald Lawrence of South Yarmouth, Fred Lawrence of California and the late Josephine Brooks and Herbert Lawrence; and fond aunt of Andrea Brooks...

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Sun days – New-look Revere Beach is officially open for business

May 28, 2009
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Sun days – New-look Revere Beach is  officially open for business

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com   Memorial Day has come and, with it, Revere Beach has officially opened for the season. And if the rest of the season turns out to be like late last week and the holiday weekend, then it will be a banner year down the beach. Last Thursday saw temperatures soar...

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Revere Roundup

May 28, 2009
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Revere Roundup

RHS girls tennis team reaches tourney The Revere High (RHS) girls tennis team won three of its five matches in a very busy week of play to finish the season with a 9-9 record and qualify for the state tournament, marking the first time in quite a while that a Lady Patriot tennis squad...

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In one ear, out the other – Despite strong warnings, two dozen RHS students charged with underage drinking

May 28, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com   After all the warnings, all the precautions and all of the lectures surrounding last Thursday’s senior prom, Revere school officials are hanging their heads in dismay as news trickles in from Maine about 28 Revere High School (RHS) students charged with underage drinking at an after-prom beer bust in...

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Newly-formed group is raising money for Beachmont Park

May 28, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com   The Beachmont Improvement Committee (BIC) is starting big and hoping to get the community’s support. The organization is embarking on construction of a new sitting park called the Beachmont Community Park at Douglas Cummings Square, located on the site of the former library branch and the former police substation,...

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Were They Listening? – Revere High School students fail to heed warnings about prom-night drinking

May 28, 2009
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There are many guilty parties in the prom party mess that apparently caused 41 Revere High School students to be arrested in Maine over the weekend for drunkenness, possession of alcohol and underage drinking. What makes all of this worse is that the kids were at a party apparently planned and held at a...

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A Year of Change? – Important decisions need to be made

May 28, 2009
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Many political pundits are wondering if this year will be one of change. In other words, will the electoral process this year be about the people taking back the power by pushing the politicians out of office in favor of new ones, or will it be about the politicians holding the power and fighting...

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Obituaries – 05/27/09

May 28, 2009
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Yolanda DiBlasi, 86 Revere resident   Yolanda C. (Gisetto) DiBlasi of Revere died on May 24. She was 86 years old.  Born and raised in Chelsea, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Giovanina (DeAngelis) Gisetto. A resident of Revere for the last 60 years, Mrs. DiBlasi worked prior to her marriage...

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Marking the passage of time – More people are opting for imported memorial headstones over traditional American markers

May 20, 2009
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Marking the passage of time – More people are opting for imported memorial  headstones over traditional American markers

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It’s a world of imports these days, from baby bottles to every last piece of clothing. Most of the items consumers use these days come from overseas. And now, imported goods have extended beyond the grave, as more and more artistic headstone memorials are being crafted by the hands of...

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Seacoast success story

May 20, 2009
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Seacoast success story

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com On June 10, more than 20 students from Seacoast High School will walk across the stage with a high school diploma and a future ahead of them that wouldn’t exist had it not been for the district’s flourishing alternative program. “We’ll have 20 kids graduating this year that wouldn’t have...

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DiPlatzi and Andino post double victories vs. Classical

May 20, 2009
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DiPlatzi and Andino post double victories vs. Classical

Double victories by Paul DiPlatzi and Kristian Andino and sweeps in the long distance running events propelled the Revere High boys track team to a 70-57 win over Lynn Classical. The victory improves the record of coach Jack Mosco’s team to 3-4 on the season. DiPlatzi garnered first place efforts in the shot put...

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Firefighters vote against wage freeze; layoffs forthcoming

May 20, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The Revere Firefighters Union has rejected Mayor Tom Ambrosino’s wage freeze proposal, which will lead to seven firefighter layoffs on July 1. The move follows a vote by the Revere Police Patrolmen’s Union last month, who also rejected the mayor’s wage freeze proposal and has experienced nine layoffs. Ambrosino said...

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Memorial Day – Honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice

May 20, 2009
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Memorial Day is intended as a dedication to those who gave their lives for this nation. Giving your life for your nation is the ultimate sacrifice. Those who have served in battle, who have witnessed the death of their comrades in arms all agree – the glory of war is absent when you stand...

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