Monthly Archives: April 2010

Arariche wins three events, but twists ankle

April 21, 2010
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Souhil Arariche captured first place in three events to lead the Revere High boys track team to a 91-40 win over Lynn Classical last week. However, the meet ultimately proved costly for the Patriots when Arariche twisted his ankle in the triple jump and will be sidelined indefinitely. “That was a tough break, both...

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Track girls run past Classical, 89-47

April 21, 2010
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“Senior leadership” was the watchword for the Revere High girls track team, as Lady Patriot seniors accounted for 57 points to pace their team to an 89-47 triumph over Lynn Classical last week. Senior Captain Liz Nutile set the tone for the day in the first race, the 400 intermediate hurdles, turning on the...

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An All-Time Great – Revere mourns the loss of Silvio Cella

April 21, 2010
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The death of Silvio Cella brings to mind the city as it was in the era when the Silvio Cellas of this world were coming of age, competing on the athletic field and attempting to make something out of themselves during a time when the city was a far different place than it is...

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A Deplorable Act – Attack against candidate was lower than low

April 21, 2010
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The FBI is apparently looking into the genesis of the anti-Semitic Internet advertisement attempting to denounce Ward Councillor candidate Corey Abrams because he is a Jew. In the recent annals of Revere politics, this is about the most egregious civil rights violation we have seen. The Internet video was replete with yellow Jewish stars,...

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Quicker is Better – Senate slow-down makes no sense

April 21, 2010
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The Senate has decided to hold up or to slow down the expanded gambling bill approved by the House last week. This is a shame and a waste and the slowdown effects Revere in a big way. We have two major facilities dependent upon expanded gambling. Hundreds of jobs and potentially millions in tax...

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Arrest Report 04-21-2010

April 21, 2010
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Monday, April 12 Jordi DeJesus, 17, of East Boston, was arrested on five warrants. Shawn Lynch, 49, of 350 Blvd., was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (chair), malicious destruction of property over $250 and civil rights violation resulting in bodily injury. John Mellone, 29, of Somerville, was charged with resisting...

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Obituaries 04-21-2010

April 21, 2010
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Mario DiGregorio Retired Regional Sales Representative for US Plywood Mario J. DiGregorio, a 49 year resident of Lynnfield, formerly of East Boston, died on April 12 at Hope Hospice of Cape Coral, Florida following a brief illness. He was 82 years old. Born and raised in East Boston, he was a graduate of East...

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Corey Abrams vilified in anti-semitic attack

April 19, 2010
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The anti-semetic attack against Corey Abrams is being investigated by the AG and others. The site has been removed from the Internet. Abrams has sluffed it off but the attack itself was a serious civil rights violation that no one running for public office should be forced to suffer.

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A going (and going) concern – Clinic celebrates nearly 600 births; gala upcoming

April 15, 2010
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A going (and going) concern – Clinic celebrates nearly 600 births; gala upcoming

Less than a week ago, little David celebrated his first birthday. There were balloons and smiles and a cake too, but it was a birthday whose candles were nearly blown out before they were even lit. That’s because David’s mother, Jesse, feeling overwhelmed and stressed early in her pregnancy, had decided to abort him....

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Russo makes history, wins state championship

April 15, 2010
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Russo makes history, wins state championship

For the Dello Russo family, even a trip to Revere Beach can turn into an engaging marine biology discussion. So, it was no surprise when their son, John Jr., took his History Fair project to a new level of achievement – that being the State Champion level. He’s the first middle school student in...

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When it comes to middle schools, location is the dominant theme

April 15, 2010
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Moving on to middle school isn’t something that traditionally has required good fortune and luck, but this year – again – assignment to the district’s three middle schools will be determined by a lottery. Last Friday, the district announced that they would need a several lotteries to even out student assignment to the Susan...

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RHS baseball team opens season tomorrow

April 15, 2010
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After an unusually lengthy pre season, the Revere High baseball team will open its 2010 season tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon, hosting Salem at 4:00. “We’re as ready as we’re going to be,” said RHS head coach Joe Ranno, who scheduled a heavy series of pre season scrimmages in order to have his troops ready for...

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Softball team gets season underway

April 15, 2010
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Although the RHS softball tram dropped its two contests last week to open the season, first year head coach Joe Cicarrello said he saw a lot of good things in the two games. “We have a lot of things to work on to be sure,” said Ciccarello. “There especially are some fundamentals that we...

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RHS boys track team competes against Danvers

April 15, 2010
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The Revere High boys track team took on Danvers in their season opening meet last week. Souhil Arariche was the top point scorer for Coach Jack Mosko’s Patriots. Souhil took first in the triple jump with a hop, skip, and jump of 35-10 and second in the 100 dash in 12.0 for eight points...

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Police Briefs 04-15-2010

April 15, 2010
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Shot taken, not a lot of words given A Shirley Avenue man suffered a gunshot to the right hand last Saturday evening during a family barbecue, but those in attendance weren’t forthcoming with much information. Officers responded to 109 Thornton St. and found EMTs treating a highly intoxicated man for a gunshot to his...

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A Great Time – DeLeo packs ‘em in

April 15, 2010
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House Speaker Robert DeLeo, a great friend to this city, drew an enormous crowd to his annual fundraiser held in the North End at Joe Tecce’s Restaurant last Thursday evening. Among the crowd was more than a few Revere public officials – elected and unelected – who came by to pay homage to the...

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Strong Partners – The future of Wonderland and Suffolk Downs

April 15, 2010
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We ask our readers to be aware that for longer than a year now Wonderland has become part in parcel of Suffolk Downs through an ownership deal between all the relevant parties. This being the case, Wonderland, we reported last week, will not be going for slots. The Suffolk Down consortium has always insisted...

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Obituaries 04-15-2010

April 15, 2010
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Russell Tillson Retired Boston Police Officer Russell W. Tillson of Plymouth, formerly of Sharon, Boston and Revere, died on April 11. He was 86 years old. Born in Newport, R.I. July 27, 1923, a son of the late James and Betty (Betts) Tillson, he was a graduate of Revere High School. He later joined...

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DiDomenico victor over Flaherty in special senate election

April 13, 2010
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Everett’s Sal DiDomenico has beaten Cambridge Attorney Tim Flaherty in a tight race where the difference between the two when all was counted was believed to be 1%. DiDomenico declared victory at 9:21 p.m. in front of hundreds of cheering friends, relatives and supporters at the Silver Fox on Route 16 in Everett. DiDomenico...

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Slotting into position – Wondy won’t pursue slots; Suffolk Downs at the forefront of gaming debate

April 7, 2010
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Slotting into position – Wondy won’t pursue slots; Suffolk Downs at the forefront of gaming debate

Were House Speaker Bob DeLeo’s expanded gaming bill to pass as proposed, Wonderland Dog Track officials said they wouldn’t pursue slot machines at the old track. Instead, it appears that Suffolk Downs will be the area’s only epicenter of potential expanded gaming in any form. “ is...

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