Monthly Archives: May 2011

History Repeats Itself: Dello Russo Family Sends Another Student to the National History Fair

May 25, 2011
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History Repeats Itself: Dello Russo Family Sends Another Student to the National History Fair

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com They say lighting doesn’t strike twice in the same place, and they’re probably right. However, extraordinary success has struck twice in the Dello Russo family this year, as another one of the three Dello Russo boys has qualified for the national History Fair. And, it was very nearly a triple...

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Deruosi a Finalist for Superintendent Post in Malden

May 25, 2011
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Deruosi a Finalist for Superintendent Post in Malden

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Successes in the Revere Public Schools have been delivered a bittersweet blow this week as another top administrator is being considered for a superintendent position out of town. Former Revere High School (RHS) Principal, and current assistant superintendent, Dave Deruosi is a finalist for the superintendent of schools position in...

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Revere, Winthrop Move Toward Combined Dispatch

May 25, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com City leaders in Revere have taken the first step towards a combined 9-1-1 dispatch center with the Town of Winthrop, approving an agreement between the two municipalities on Monday night. The Revere City Council voted 10-0 to approve a preliminary agreement between Revere and Winthrop for the operation of the...

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Feds have 30 Days to Indict Officer Todd Randall

May 25, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The federal government still hasn’t arraigned or indicted Revere Police Officer Todd Randall on charges that he allegedly lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during an investigation into bribery. During Randall’s first appearance at Federal Court in Boston last Wednesday, U.S. Prosecutor Brian Kelly indicated that they have...

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Police Briefs 05-25-2011

May 25, 2011
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 Jesus Lopez-Cruz, 27, of Chelsea, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor and operating a motor vehicle without being licensed. He also was cited for the civil motor vehicle infraction of having an open container of alcohol while driving. THURSDAY, MAY 19 Kenneth...

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Memorial Day 2011

May 25, 2011
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For those who have lost a son or a daughter, a father or a mother, a dear friend or even a neighbor to the ravages of war, Memorial Day is a time to remember and to celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us. The battles that take the lives of...

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Obituaries 05-25-2011

May 25, 2011
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Harold Gaff Jr. Verizon employee Harold J. Gaff Jr. of Revere died unexpectedly on May 21. He was a graduate of Immaculate Conception School, Class of 1974, BC High, Class of 1978 and the University of Maine in Orono and was employed by Verizon for more than 25 years. He was the husband of...

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Say ‘Cheese!’

May 18, 2011
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Say ‘Cheese!’

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com James DiSabatino was president of his class in 2005 at Revere High School (RHS). A couple of years ago, he graduated in the top of his class at Emerson College with a high-powered degree in marketing. It would have seemed he was headed up the traditional ladder of success. But...

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Layoffs Averted, but the Mayor’s Proposal Reflects Stark Realities

May 18, 2011
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Layoffs Averted, but the Mayor’s Proposal Reflects Stark Realities

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Mayor Tom Ambrosino is prepared to file a City Budget later this week that will be in deficit by $1.8 million, he confirmed on Monday. The mayor’s budget will be $138.748 million and will have increased by 3.3 percent over last year, though most of that increase, he said, comes...

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Police Briefs 05-18-2011

May 18, 2011
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TUESDAY, MAY 10 Josue Cardona, 20, of Chelsea, was arrested on charges of breaking & entering into a truck with intent to commit a felony and receiving stolen property over $250. Richard O. Fajardo, 23, of Chelsea, was arrested on charges of breaking & entering into a truck with intent to commit a felony....

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Misguided Intentions: Our Veterans Deserve a Better Stage

May 18, 2011
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A recent effort by a city council candidate to have the city council offer a few moments of silence for our war dead before the beginning of every council meeting has caused some thought about the measure. The measure itself has been sent to committee and then will be discussed and if reported favorably,...

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Rain, Rain, Rain: Some Spring, Eh?

May 18, 2011
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It is bad and seems to be getting worse. The weather we are now experiencing reminds us too much of the spring and summer that never came 2 years ago. If you can’t remember the spring and summer 2 years ago then you can’t remember much of anything about springs and summers. If you...

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Seconds Story: Slimmest of Margin Separates the Girls Track Team from a Winning Record

May 18, 2011
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Track is a sport of inches and seconds and the 2-4 record of the Revere High girls track team thsu far this season is literally seconds and inches away from being 4-2. “Our league was realigned this year to give smaller teams a better chance to compete against schools their size,” said RHS head...

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Boys Track Team Wins Again, Tops English

May 18, 2011
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The Revere High boys track team rolled to its fifth straight victory with a 104-32 triumph over Lynn English last week. Leading the way for Coach Jack Mosko’s squad were the trio of Devin Colon, Vito Licata, and Mike Fitzpatrick who each won two individual events. Devin captured the 400 meter dash in 55.2...

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Boys Tennis Shuts out Lynn English

May 18, 2011
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The Revere High boys tennis team racked up another victory with a 5-0 triumph over Lynn English last week. Coach Mike Flynn’s Patriots now stand at 4-4 on the season as they approach the final two weeks of their schedule in hopes of securing a berth in the post season state tourney which requires...

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Softball Team Looks to get Back on Track

May 18, 2011
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Charles Dickens wrote in A Tale of Two Cities,  “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” For the Revere High softball team, those words were never more true than in their games of last week. After thumping Swampscott 12-1 last Monday in a contest that RHS head coach Joe...

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Twin Defeats for Girls Tennis Team

May 18, 2011
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The Revere High girls tennis team dropped two matches last week, coming out on the short end of decisions to perennial Northeastern Conference power Swampscott and Lynn Classical. In the Classical  match, the absence of some of the regular Lady Patriots forced RHS head coach Carla Maniscalco to mix up her lineup. Nancy Nguyen...

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Frustration Continues for RHS Baseball Team

May 18, 2011
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The Revere High baseball team outhit and outpitched its opponents this past week, but fell short in the one place where it counts most in the box score, that of course being the final score. “We got some nice pitching performances, but we left men on base and made some key errors that kept...

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Obituaries 05-18-2011

May 18, 2011
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Josephine Moccia Active at St. Anthony’s Church Josephine (Gelardi) Moccia, a lifelong Revere resident, died on May 13 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was 86 years old. Born in Revere, she attended Revere Schools and was a former office manager for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. A  30-year CCD Teacher, she was the Past...

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Rizzo Proposes Revitalization of Broadway

May 11, 2011
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Rizzo Proposes Revitalization of Broadway

-By Joshua Resnek editor@reverejournal.com Mayoral candidate Dan Rizzo says it is high time that Broadway is changed to meet the imperatives of a better future. He wants to transform the face of Broadway and will undertake vigorous efforts to beautify, as well as to preserve, the area’s character. At the same time, he said...

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