Monthly Archives: October 2009

Small consolation Teen takes 15-year plea deal for 2008 murder; family finds it hard to accept short sentence

October 13, 2009
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Bryant Street resident Storm Mandeville, 61, was in his house one night last year when an acquaintance knocked on his door – a young man who later stabbed him numerous times and took the ultimate thing that he had, his life. For that, Richard Southern, now 19, got 15 years in jail. He’ll be...

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A Cold Wind is Blowing – More shortfalls, more headaches

October 13, 2009
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News out of Beacon Hill reveals the state is going to be short on cash to the tune of $900 million to $1 billion in the next budget go around. This comes as shocking news to mayors and town governments all over the Commonwealth. Such a deficit will vastly affect municipal services and public...

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Casino Gambling – Suffolk Downs remains a solid bet

October 13, 2009
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Revere has one ace in the hole in these tough economic times, so to speak. It is casino gambling and a new stream of revenue, some of which will make its way into the Revere city treasury, if and when that time arrives. One gets the perceptible feeling that a casino at Suffolk Downs...

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Obituaries – 10/13/09

October 13, 2009
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Theodore Maggelet President of Teamsters Union Local 504 Theodore Maggelet of Revere, formerly of Charlestown, died on October 9. Mr. Maggelet was President of Teamsters Union Local 504. He was the beloved husband of Anita (Scales) with whom he shared 45 years of marriage; dear brother of Joseph of New Jersey and the late...

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Where stories never rest – Re-dedication ceremony held at the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground

October 7, 2009
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Where stories never rest – Re-dedication ceremony held at the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground

The dead just won’t rest at the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground, and it’s a good thing because it means their stories will never be lost to history. Last Sunday, the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground Restoration Committee and the Revere Society for Cultural and Historic Preservation (RSCHP) held a re-dedication of the 316-year-old cemetery, profiling...

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The Pats were good, but the Big Blue was better

October 7, 2009
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The Pats were good, but the Big Blue was better

The Revere High Patriots showed flashes of brilliance last Friday against a very formidable Swampscott High team. Unfortunately, most of those flashes occurred in the first half, and the Big Blue eventually snuffed them out and ran away with a 37-14 win over Revere. Not only did the Patriots hang close to Swampscott in...

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When it comes to worker’s comp, Tentindo is a real professional

October 7, 2009
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When it comes to worker’s comp, Tentindo is a real professional

When a Patriots or Red Sox player gets hurt badly, the Patriots and Red Sox organizations send the players to Revere native and noted attorney, Vincent Tentindo. While it’s not quite that simple, Tentindo has carved out a niche as one of the foremost authorities on the legalities of worker’s compensation cases, having written...

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City braces for more cuts at the state level

October 7, 2009
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It is said that one cannot squeeze blood from a turnip, and so city officials are saying this week that nothing more can be squeezed from their budgets either. Last Friday, Gov. Deval Patrick announced that the state had collected far less in revenues than it expected in September. In fact, the shortfall left...

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Mayor hopes to enroll city employees in the state’s CIG

October 7, 2009
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Meanwhile, one measure of savings that the mayor is putting on his Christmas list is getting employees into the state’s Group Insurance Commission (GIC). Ambrosino said the city could have saved $4 million this year alone by transferring employees from the city’s insurance plan to the state’s larger insurance pool. The GIC is a...

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Time… Down the Drain – A classic case of misplaced priorities

October 7, 2009
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At the United Nations, the Security Council is discussing whether or not Iran must live up to its agreements regarding that nation’s effort to build a nuclear reactor to produce electricity. If they build the reactor and produce enough plutonium, then they might build a nuclear bomb. At the state house, the discussion is...

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Cause for Concern? – Senator involved in alleged accident

October 7, 2009
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Senator Anthony Galluccio is a good guy. He has been a great friend to Revere. We like him. But we worry about him. Another possible automobile accident – this time a hit and run – causes us to believe that Senator Galluccio needs some help. We trust he will do the right thing to...

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Obituaries – 10/6/09

October 7, 2009
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Deborah Rockwood, 40 Of New York, formerly of Winthrop Deborah J. (Nalen) Rockwood of Chittenango, NY died suddenly on September 24 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. She was 40 years old. Raised in Winthrop, she was a beloved daughter, sister and mother. The daughter of George J. Nalen and the late Loretta (Dolan)...

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Aging gracefully runs in the family – Like her father before her, Carmella Sordillo carries mantle as Revere’s oldest resident

October 3, 2009
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Aging gracefully runs in the family – Like her father before her, Carmella Sordillo carries mantle as Revere’s oldest resident

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Revere’s oldest resident, Carmela ‘Cam’ Sordillo, is still going strong at 105 and she’s not the first one in her family to carry the title of oldest Revere resident. Sordillo, who lives on Harris Street, turned 105 last July, and apparently hasn’t missed a step, according to her niece Dottie...

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Patriots chart a better course

October 3, 2009
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Patriots chart a better course

By Pete Legasey For the Journal Badly needing to wash away the taste of last week’s unsightly loss to Medford High, the Revere High Patriots took a step forward on Friday with a hard-fought effort against Danvers. However, the Pats still have yet to rediscover the form that brought them a victory in Week...

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Reward offered in 1974 abduction case

October 3, 2009
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Reward offered in 1974 abduction case

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Revere Police Chief Terence Reardon announced a $5,000 reward last week in connection with the 1974 disappearance of a 10-year-old Revere boy. Leigh Savoie (pronounced Sa-voy), who would now be 45, has been missing since the morning of April 7, 1974, when he left his State...

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School Committee will await the voters’ decision

October 3, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The final decision on the controversial school contraception policy is headed to the November ballot after the Revere School Committee voted not to temporarily suspend the new policy that allows high school students to receive contraceptives. On September 22, the School Committee voted at the beginning of its meeting to...

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Two Years and Counting – The Talbot case faces yet another postponement

October 3, 2009
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The Daniel Talbot homicide investigation is now at two years and counting. It appears the prosecution of those apparently involved in the Revere police officer’s murder on the ball field behind Revere High School has grown so complex that the trial scheduled to begin in January might very will be postponed again. The trial...

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Obituaries – 10/1/2009

October 3, 2009
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Richard Keven Robert Malone, 26 Carpenter Richard Keven Robert Malone of East Boston died unexpectedly on September 27. He was 26 years old. Born in Malden and a resident of Chelsea for many years, he was a carpenter by trade. He was the devoted son of Rustee Malone of East Boston; beloved father of...

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