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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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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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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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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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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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Obituaries

March 12, 2009
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Barbara Teodorczyk, 72 Waitress, meat wrapper Barbara L. (Downing) Teodorczyk of Lynn, formerly of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on March 9 at the Hunt Skilled Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was 72 years old. She was born in Chelsea and was a Chelsea resident until moving to Lynn in 1974. Prior to her retirement, she...
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Mechanics, parts dealers enjoy increased business

March 5, 2009
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Mechanics, parts dealers enjoy increased business

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com In recent years, the old image of the shade tree mechanic, or driveway mechanic, had been supplanted by a car industry in which people exchanged cars every few years rather than maintaining them at a commercial garage or with their own hands. The access to easy and quick financing from...
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Obituaries

March 5, 2009
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Janice Ostrowski, 58 Graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Class of 1968 Janice M. “Jan” (Tringali) Ostrowski of Beverly, formerly of Revere, died peacefully on February 28 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, following a courageous and vibrant six-year battle with breast cancer. She was 58 years old. Wife of Stanley R. Ostrowski with...
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Noxious – The gasoline tax is a terrible idea

March 5, 2009
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It is bad enough that those of us who use the roads and tunnels in this area are going to be raped by the idiots at the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority who have just voted to raise the tolls outrageously at the end of March. It is worse that the Legislature, the governor and even...
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The new ABC’s of K – Information center offers a more centralized, standardized process

February 28, 2009
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The new ABC’s of K – Information center offers a more centralized, standardized process

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com For many parents, kindergarten signups are the first contact they’ve ever had with the local schools – or at least the first contact since they went to school themselves. Many have driven by the schools for years, but had little reason to step foot inside until now. To watch their...
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The best place to start – Winningest Patriots team in school history begins tournament play

February 28, 2009
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The best place to start – Winningest Patriots team in school history begins tournament play

The Revere High hockey team capped the winningest season in school history with a pair of victories last week in the Newburyport Bank Tournament. Not only did the twin triumphs earn the Patriots the tourney title, but they also boosted Coach Jim Palumbo and his crew to a record of 15-2-3 for 33 points...
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A real-life drama – Revere native John Salvitti shares his expertise with members of the U.S. Marines

February 28, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have been ones where skill and restraint have been stressed. They haven’t really been the kind of wars where soldiers could shoot first and ask questions later. Those that have done so – in some cases – have found themselves being prosecuted and jailed....
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Officers sued for false arrest, excessive force

February 28, 2009
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Journal Staff Report A Boston lawyer has filed suit in federal court against the City of Revere and three Revere police officers for the alleged false arrest and use of excessive force on a Ward 2 resident who claims to have simply been heading to work. The city solicitor’s office had no comment on...
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Hill of beans; state pulls funding for park project

February 28, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Hill Park was about to get the second phase of its two-year facelift this week, when city officials learned the money for the project had been swiped out from under them. City Planner Frank Stringi and Mayor Tom Ambrosino learned on Friday that Gov. Deval Patrick had cut the $75,000...
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Velez will attend Merrimack College

February 28, 2009
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By Cary Shuman For the Journal Revere High School is a place where dreams can come true. Just ask football captain Manuel “Manny” Velez who has a signed a letter of intent to attend Merrimack College in North Andover. Velez has received a substantial scholarship from the college where he will continue his football...
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Economic Outlook

February 28, 2009
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With a little luck, Revere could experience less heartache than other parts of the country There is the very real likelihood that the effects of the nationwide recession here will be felt much less than in other areas of the country. While all of us know people who have been laid off or a...
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Restaurant destroyed, property loss could be as high as $500,000

February 17, 2009
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Restaurant destroyed, property loss could be as high as $500,000

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com After an initial investigation, it wasn’t the fiery buffalo wings that ignited the KFC on Squire Road Monday morning, but rather some cooking ventilation equipment or a clothes dryer. A huge plume of dense, black smoke rose high into the sky as a two-alarm fire raged in the KFC building...
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Revere Roundup

February 17, 2009
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Boys basketball team drops its last two games The Revere High boys basketball team was unable to overcome a slow start in its game with Salem last week, spotting the Witches a 25-10 lead after the opening period, and eventually fell by a 74-55 margin. The loss ended any hopes that the Patriots had...
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