Archive for May, 2009

Revere Police reinstate dog unit courtesy of Homeland Security funding

May 6, 2009
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Revere Police reinstate dog unit courtesy of Homeland Security funding

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com In a climate where more than a handful of Revere police officers have recently hit the ranks of the unemployed, there’s one officer on the force who’s willing to work for peanuts, or more likely, kibble. That officer is no ordinary cop. He is the department’s new K-9 officer, a...
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Girls track team performs well vs. Malden, Salem

May 6, 2009
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Girls track team performs well vs. Malden, Salem

A number of coach Peter DiGiulio’s Lady Patriot track team members turned in fine performances this past week in their meets with Malden and Salem. Monday’s encounter with Malden was a tale of two meets, one track, one field, as the Lady Patriots held a 42-33 edge in the track events, but Malden’s dominance...
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Chaos on the Beach – Incident highlights the need for contingency plans

May 6, 2009
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Last week’s chaotic and ineffectual public safety response to the invasion of Revere Beach by about 3,000 Boston school students who played hookey proved that there are no contingency plans in effect with the State Police or Revere Police to maintain public safety during a crisis. The State Police response to the invasion was...
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Skippers leave residents with a sinking feeling – City outraged about chaotic scene; public safety officials defend their response

May 6, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The digital revolution hit Revere Beach with a force last Tuesday formerly unseen in this community, as thousands of mostly Boston Public School students descended on the beach for a skip day that was covertly coordinated by phone text messaging and Internet chat groups. The crowds of teens were estimated...
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Heroic officers rise above the tide, pull youngsters to safety off of Revere Beach

May 6, 2009
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Journal Staff Report Three Eastie pre-teens struggled against the rising tide last Sunday evening as they stood marooned on the breakers off Revere Beach. They screamed for help as the water continued to roll in, and they began to submerge further and further underneath its cold embrace. It was a dire situation, and it...
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DeFraia hits for the cycle for softball team

May 6, 2009
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Although the Revere High softball team has hit a rough patch in the past two weeks, some of the individual Lady Patriots have been on a tear. Sophomore Ashley DeFraia, who has seen duty at first base and in center field, enjoyed a career day (the first of what no doubt will be many...
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Terenzi leading the way for Patriot baseball team

May 6, 2009
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The Revere High baseball continues to hit the ball well, but thus far has been unable to find success in the pitching department. A case in point was last Wednesday’s 8-5 loss to Marblehead, in which the Patriots grabbed an early 4-0 lead, but were unable to keep their opponents at bay the rest...
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RHS girls tennis team on the upswing

May 6, 2009
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The Revere High girls tennis team has been making great strides this season. Coach Carla Maniscalco’s Lady Patriots almost knocked off highly rated Marblehead last Wednesday, falling short by a tight 3-2 margin, and then appeared headed for a certain victory against Saugus on Friday until the rains came. “The girls are working hard...
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RHS netmen continue to play well

May 6, 2009
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Although the Revere High boys tennis team saw its record drop below .500 (4-5) this past week, RHS head coach Mike Flynn is very optimistic about his team’s chances for success over the last half of the season. “We played three tough opponents,” noted Flynn, “and even though we weren’t able to get a...
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Obituaries – 05.06.09

May 6, 2009
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Virginia Melchionno, 87 Travel agent Virginia L. (Cutler) Melchionno of Revere, beloved wife of the late Antonio “Hank” Melchionno, died on May 5, 2009, at the age of 87. She graduated from Revere High School in 1939 and was employed as a travel agent. She was the former past president of St. Mary’s Sodality....
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