From Main Street to the altar – Trend of churches locating on Broadway storefronts has some bothered, others facing reality

April 10, 2009
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From Main Street to the altar – Trend of churches locating on Broadway storefronts has some bothered, others facing reality

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com This Sunday, Easter Sunday, residents from many quarters of the city will celebrate the religious holiday at their various churches, and in one district of the city – the business district – at least three churches will be singing their praises amidst nail salons, pizza shops and various other places...

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Pats topple Waltham, 7-2, in season opener

April 10, 2009
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Pats topple Waltham, 7-2, in season opener

The Revere High (RHS) softball team opened the 2009 season with a 7-2 victory over Waltham last week. “It was a nice way to start the year,” said veteran RHS head coach Joe Nichinello, whose Patriots excelled in all three aspects of the game with timely hitting, solid defense, and fine pitching. Sara Selevitch...

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Never been better – Wall Street awards the city its highest bond rating ever

April 10, 2009
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Never been better – Wall Street awards the city its highest bond rating ever

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com In the midst of financial chaos and money shortages, Revere received an ‘A’ from Wall Street. For the first time in the city’s history, two Wall Street bond rating companies have rewarded the city with an ‘A’ bond rating. That rating comes just about eight years since the city’s bond...

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Guard dog finds safe haven

April 10, 2009
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Guard  dog finds safe haven

Journal Staff Report A guard dog for the Rent-a-Tool Company on North Shore Road has found a wealth of sympathy from the Ocean View Kennel operators and from workers at Rent-a-Tool, after being with a rare disease. Bruta, a female German shepherd, with her brother, Marcus, has been manning the grounds of Rent-a-Tool after...

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City plans to buy, rehab and sell abandoned homes

April 10, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The city is preparing to begin a practice of taking abandoned, private residences, fixing them up and re-selling them to first-time homebuyers. It would be the first time the city has delved into the real estate business, though it was been in the parking lot business for a few years....

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A show of leadership – Rizzo’s motion was a step in the right direction

April 10, 2009
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Council President Dan Rizzo entered a motion before the City Council Monday night asking the council to do away with the one day pension benefit, that is, serving one day into a new year as a city employee (and then retiring immediately) and receiving a larger pension based on an extra year served. The...

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Obituaries 04-08-09

April 10, 2009
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Ida Martinoli, 96 Owned Owl Cleansers of Revere Ida J. Martinoli, a longtime Revere resident, died following a long illness at the Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida, Colorado, on February 9. She was 96 years old. Mrs. Martinoli moved to Salida with her daughter, Anita C. Scanga, and her husband, Samuel, in January...

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Home work – NU students, including Revere’s Cheryl Leon, help the N.E. Center for Homeless Veterans

April 2, 2009
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Home work – NU students, including Revere’s Cheryl Leon, help the N.E. Center for Homeless Veterans

By Cary Shuman editor@reverejournal.com Five Northeastern University students, including Revere resident Cheryl A. Leon, teamed up for a volunteer project to help the New England Center for Homeless Veterans in Boston. Leon and four of her NU classmates, Linda Aylward, Savanna Bullard, Elaine Moore, and Paula Foukas, will receive bachelor’s degrees in leadership at...

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Softball team will take to the field on April 9

April 2, 2009
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By Cary Shuman editor@reverejournal.com A new middle school girls’ softball team will begin play on Thursday, April 9, when it travels to Twi-Field in Danvers to play the Danvers freshman team. The team, to be coached by former Revere Senior Babe Ruth and Savio Prep baseball coach Peter DiCarlo, will include sixth-, seventh-, and...

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Councillors see the over pension article

April 2, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com City councillors rushed to defend themselves Monday after a scathing report on the front page of the Sunday Boston Globe concerning the pensions of seven city councillors. Some councillors even went so far as to say they had been set up with the story, and perhaps the story was payback...

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Residents are reminded to keep their property clean

April 2, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Tough times at the city level aren’t going to stop the Health Department from aggressively enforcing quality of life issues this spring and summer. Over the past few years, the department has been bolstered by several full-time inspectors who were able to target and ticket problem properties, abandoned properties and...

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Credit Where It’s Due – Thank you, Mr. Henneberry

April 2, 2009
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License Commission Chairman Thomas Henneberry didn’t shrink or fail to stand his ground, despite heavy lobbying and legal maneuvering by a group of bar owners seeking a return to the 2 a.m. closing. The commission took the action last year of lowering the closing hour of the city’s liquor establishments to 1a.m. Henneberry said...

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Council’s Pay Package – Pension system is, above all, legal

April 2, 2009
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The Revere City Council has one of the best pay packages of any City Council in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This is old news for Revere voters and taxpayers. According to a front page story that appeared in the Boston Sunday Globe last weekend, Revere’s pay and pension system allows for councilors to collect...

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Obituaries – 04-02-09

April 2, 2009
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Anne O’Reilly Assistant Manager of Workingman’s Cooperative Bank, Immaculate Conception Church volunteer Anne E. (Driscoll) O’Reilly of Revere, formerly of Winthrop, died on March 24. She was a former assistant manager at Workingman’s Cooperative Bank and a volunteer at the Immaculate Conception Church. The beloved wife of the late Denis William O’Reilly, MD, she...

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DPW chief blames sabotage for slow pothole repairs

March 25, 2009
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DPW chief blames sabotage for slow pothole repairs

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Wonder why potholes are living a little longer this spring? Well, according to Don Goodwin, superintendent of the Department of Public Works (DPW), it’s because DPW equipment has been sabotaged – and maybe even by workers from within the department. It’s a bumpy ride on Revere roads this spring, as...

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This year, everyone will be in uniforms

March 25, 2009
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This year, everyone will be in uniforms

Revere High baseball coach Joe Ranno told the Revere Journal Tuesday about some interesting wardrobe and equipment rules for baseball coaches in the upcoming season. Beginning this year in the Northeastern Conference, all adult coaches, who are in the first or third base coaching boxes, must wear a full baseball uniform. That means assistant...

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Dakin’s number crunching reveal stark findings

March 25, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The city’s liberal residential zoning decisions over the past few decades has finally come home to roost, said Superintendent of School Paul Dakin, as the school population has surged and the poverty level in the city has risen much higher than it was 10 years ago. Dakin said he has...

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RPS receives $5.25 million in Stimulus money from the state

March 25, 2009
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Journal Staff Report Federal stimulus money has trickled down to the Revere School Department via an announcement from Gov. Deval Patrick last Thursday. Revere got $5.25 million from the state’s allotment of stimulus money, which was the fourth highest amount given out statewide. Only larger districts like Worcester, Springfield and Brockton received larger amounts....

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Obituaries – 03-25-2009

March 25, 2009
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Angelo Consolo Past President of Revere Little League Angelo J. Consolo of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on his birthday, March 23. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a US Postal Service Police Department employee for more than 40 years, past president and a member of the Revere Little...

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Give Us A Sign – City should have been notified about billboard plan

March 25, 2009
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The MBTA has announced a program that is intended to sell enough new billboard spaces on T properties to bring in millions of dollars of new revenue. Regrettably, Revere is one of those cities where the T is planning to sell new spaces for billboards. In all likelihood, the billboard spaces will be sold...

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Cap on Salaries? – The time might be right

March 25, 2009
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The time is rapidly approaching when Revere and all the cities and towns in the commonwealth will no longer be able to afford the bloated salaries of those municipal employees earning more than $90,000 a year. Middle echelon municipal employees earning in the $60,000 range and everyone below don’t cost the city nearly as...

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Charles Anderson Jr., publisher, printer, athlete, involved in community, was 81 years old

March 12, 2009
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Charles Anderson Jr., publisher, printer, athlete, involved in community, was 81 years old

As a young man coming out of this city when it was a far different place than it is today, Charlie Anderson Jr. was a professional fighter. A strong, fit man, he fought in the featherweight class 15 fights outdoors at Somerville’s Dilboy Stadium, during the heyday of boxing. He retired at 26.

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Let the debate begin again; Cahill makes a play for parlors

March 12, 2009
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Let the debate begin again; Cahill makes a play for parlors

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The lemons and cherries are lining up for another hot debate on slot machines, with State Treasurer Tim Cahill starting out the discussion last week when he proposed a plan for slot parlors to the state Legislature. Once again, that plan has Revere right in the middle of the debate...

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Patriots edged in sectional semifinals

March 12, 2009
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Patriots edged in sectional semifinals

In the world of the state high school athletic tournaments, it is axiomatic that there can only be one team left standing to hold the championship trophy. For everybody else, it’s wait ‘til next year. However, despite their 2-1 loss to Lincoln Sudbury last Tuesday in the semifinals of the Division 2 North Sectional,...

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