Monthly Archives: November 2009

Frustrations mount as conditions deteriorate at the McKinley School

November 25, 2009
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Frustrations mount as conditions deteriorate at the McKinley School

The McKinley School is bursting at the seams this year, and this week parents and former parents have risen up in protest – saying the current facility is no place for their children to learn. However, until a new school to replace the McKinley is definitely in the pipeline, the parents do not want...

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Call it ‘Thanksgetting’

November 25, 2009
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The city scored a major victory late last week when Mayor Tom Ambrosino learned that more then $22 million in Stimulus funds would be coming to rescue the stalled parking garage at Wonderland – an improvement that has been called the lynchpin of the larger $500 million Waterfront Square development. For the past two...

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Police Blotter 11-25-2009

November 25, 2009
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Man robbed at gunpoint A man parked his GMC Denali at the corner of Rumney Road and Broadway last Friday around 8 p.m. His attention went to something on the floor of his vehicle, and he put his head down. Suddenly, a man jumped in the passenger door and pulled out a black handgun,...

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Thanksgiving 2009 – Confronting our adversity, remaining optimistic

November 25, 2009
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This time last year, the national economy was preparing for collapse. The economy’s beginning of the end, or as Churchill once said, the end of the beginning, came into full force in and around Thanksgiving 2008. Yet we all sat down with our families and friends last year for a hearty Thanksgiving dinner. One...

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Obituaries 11-25-2009

November 25, 2009
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Ralph Carrozza Sr., 90 Member of Famed "Merrill’s Marauders" Ralph Carrozza Sr. of Wilmington, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice of Reading after a brief illness on November 22. He was 90 years old. Mr. Carrozza was born to a family of 13 in East Boston on May...

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The Final Cut – Gus the Barber ends a long career on Revere Street

November 19, 2009
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The Final Cut – Gus the Barber ends a long career on Revere Street

For the past several decades, there’s one barber on Revere Street who has been a cut above everyone else – and that would be Gus Pecoraro, otherwise known as Gus the Barber. His tenure in his well-decorated shop near the intersection of American Legion Highway, however, will come to an end on Dec. 31...

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Henry’s successor could be in place as soon as Dec. 7

November 19, 2009
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With one signature of Gov. Deval Patrick, candidates for City Clerk are once again lining up for the chance to succeed interim City Clerk John Henry. On Tuesday, November 10, the governor signed a new law that repealed life tenure for the Revere City Clerk – making the job a three-year appointment. “For all...

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Beachmont project thrust into national spotlight; job figures were overblown

November 19, 2009
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There’s apparently a striking similarity between a magician’s rabbit and the numbers of jobs reportedly created by the Federal Stimulus Bill. The similarity is that they’re both pulled out of a hat. As national lawmakers began touting the success of the $787 billion Stimulus Bill recently, in preparation most likely to call for a...

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RHS Powder Puff team ready to take on Peabody

November 19, 2009
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By Nicholas DeAngelis Revere Patriots Powder Puff football team faces Peabody this Saturday at 1 pm at Peabody. The Revere Powder Puff tradition had started in the late ‘70s and through the years they have been playing against various teams such as Winthrop, Everett, North Reading, and now Peabody. The Patriots defeated Peabody last...

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Arrest Report 11-19-09

November 19, 2009
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Ismael Maldonado Jr., 31, of Saugus was arrested on an outstanding warrant and as a fugitive from justice. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Jose C. Camacho, 30, of Boston, was arrested on a charge of armed home invasion. Efrain C. Hernandez, 21, of Providence, R.I., was arrested on a charge of armed home...

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The Next City Clerk – Make the process as transparent as possible

November 19, 2009
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City Council President Dan Rizzo has asked the city council to embark on a public type search for a new city clerk. With the retirement recently of Revere’s longtime city clerk John Henry, there is the opportunity to fill the post. Rizzo’s request seeking a selection process in order to pick the best candidate...

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Dr. Ailish Hayes – She left an indelible mark on the city

November 19, 2009
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Many many parents of youngsters growing up in this city and in Winthrop have lost a great friend and doctor with the death of Ailish Hayes. Dr. Hayes, a beautiful, charming, intelligent woman with a great reputation as a doctor’s doctor, died recently following a battle with cancer. She was 58. As the owner...

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The Dean – Colella enters his 50th year in elected office

November 19, 2009
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If you count the two year term he just won, George Colella now enters 50 year of elective public office in the city where he has made his life and his reputation. Fifty at anything these days is an accomplishment. But 50 years in elective public office in a city as politically active as...

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Obituaries 11-19-09

November 19, 2009
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Marguerite ‘Betty’ Galzerano, 86 Winthrop resident Marguerite "Betty" E. (Rothwell) Galzerano, a 58-year resident of Winthrop, died on November 14 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. She was 86 years old. The wife of the late Lt. Col. Samuel Joseph Galzerano (USAF), she was born in Boston and worked as a secretary in real...

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With the Council set, attention turns to the next mayor’s race

November 11, 2009
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With the Council set, attention turns to the next mayor’s race

If one were to call this recent City Election anything but a mayoral litmus test, then they’d seriously be missing what was written between the lines of the prolonged campaign season. The Councillor at-large race had everything to do on the surface with who made it on the Council and who didn’t, naturally. However,...

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Homeowners can expect a modest increase

November 11, 2009
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Property taxes have taken a turn for the better this year when it comes to the once-painful plight local homeowners. Commercial property, though, not so much. Reports indicate that homeowners can expect a small increase or decrease on their tax bill this year, while commercial property owners will probably see quite an increase. City...

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Haas has edge in maneuvering for Council presidency

November 11, 2009
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The city council presidency for the coming term beginning with the New Year is attracting major attention with the prospect that Mayor Thomas Ambrosino may be leaving before his term expires. The rumors about the mayor leaving are abundant, however the mayor himself has said repeatedly he has nowhere to go presently. Insiders insist...

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What it all means – Assessing the results of last week’s election

November 11, 2009
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The voters have spoken. It turned out not to be a great year of change – but there were changes nevertheless. Those changes will affect how this city is governed and will also impact the future and exactly how it plays out during the next two years at city hall. In the at-large councillor...

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Arrest Report 11-11-09

November 11, 2009
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Luis Arnoldo Alvarez, 19, of 120 Marshall St., was arrested on charges of malicious destruction of property under $250, larceny of property over $250, possession of burglarious tools, and receiving stolen property under $250. A 16 year old juvenile was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a knife in violation...

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Obituaries 11-11-09

November 11, 2009
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Phillip Barisano Served aboard the USS Missouri Phillip R. Barisano of East Boston died on November 8. A US Navy veteran serving on the USS Missouri and a member of Local 3, he was the beloved husband of more than 59 years of Eleanor (Valen) Barisano; devoted father of Robert Barisano and his fiancé,...

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