The Mother of all Holiday Brawls

May 11, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel

seth@reverejournal.com

One mother-to-be got some coffee and punch on Mother’s Day this year.

And we don’t mean fruit punch, but rather the knuckle sandwich variety.

A minor fender bender at the Dunkin’ Donuts on lower Broadway Sunday afternoon, Mother’s Day, resulted in an all-out brawl between two women. And when the dust had settled, a woman who is eight months pregnant was nursing quite a wound to her face, and one Winthrop woman was facing pretty serious felony charges.

Around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Tiffany Cordischi, of 110 Cooledge St., was pulling into the parking lot of the coffee shop with her pregnant friend when another vehicle, driven by Dina Giangrande, of Winthrop, backed up and caused the accident.

The damage was minor, but the melee afterward was major.

Cordischi and Giangrande immediately began screaming at one another as they got out of their vehicles.

That escalated into a physical fight soon after.

They pushed each other.

They punched one another.

Blows were exchanged to the head and face and, finally, both women fell to the ground.

Cordischi seemed to be getting beaten, so her pregnant friend got out of the car to try to break up the fight.

The pregnant woman screamed at Giangrande to get off her friend.

When Giangrande heard the scream, she allegedly turned around and cold-cocked the pregnant woman in the face – causing a laceration.

Giangrande’s boyfriend was eventually able to subdue the two brawling women – who had been rolling all over the Dunkin’s parking lot. Police arrived on the scene and put the fight to an abrupt end.

The pregnant woman was transported via ambulance to the Whidden Hospital for an evaluation.

Giangrande, 39, was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a pregnant person and assault and battery.

Cordischi, 27, was summoned to Chelsea District Court for assault and battery.

  • Marina

    I say get rid of the 101 Dunkin Donut shops in the City. Plead with Starbucks to open a corner cafe with ample parking and I believe you’ll see the stress level decrease when folks walk into that comfortable space with the smell of real coffee. . Nothing is more annoying than sitting behind 70 cars waiting for your morning  cup of watery, weak joe, while almost every driver has to repeat their order AGAIN when they reach the pick up window. Just a thought.

  • Vtr

    is this why we pay insurance ? dirty stares, middle fingers, swearing, me first me first, they both could have handled this better no doubt. what has society come to? what happened to common sense. fender bender so what, it seems no one cares about each other. exchange papers shake hands for cripes sakes .

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/P7S27UVVZ467GZNV6ZSQACRFXA Dave

     Sounds like classic old-school Revere trashiness.  Only thing that could possibly be trashier is a newspaper editor’s decision to give them press time.

  • Soxfan12128

     5 bucks a coffee starbucks? yeah thats the solution!

  • Soxfan12128

     5 bucks a coffee starbucks? yeah thats the solution!

  • Marina

    aaah, okay. These people are likely wearing $80 sneakers, carrying designer bags and idling $5 worth of petro while waiting in line.  How insensitive of me to suggest that anyone spend $5 for coffee. May I have a Venti , please?

  • Zoel1

    $1.58 for a tall dark roast.

  • Zoel1

    $1.58 for a tall dark roast.

  • Zoel1

    $1.58 for a tall dark roast.

  • Zoel1

    $1.58 for a tall dark roast.

  • Zoel1

    $1.58 for a tall dark roast.

  • Aac5477

    Seth I dont think its fear that u wrote this story of me on page one of the revere journal and u only know the situation from the police report and instead of being in the arrest sheets u wrote a story about this cause nothing else is going in revere right a story thats life changing or about the drugs and crazy stuff that happens in the city…I am a proud parent of a smart beautiful 4 year old and respected by alot of people and u make my name and reputation look bad my family and friends heard about it and people brought it up all the time u did make me a lil city celeberity but i didnt appriecate u not asking me if it was ok to write such a missunderstanding of me only defending myself to a basketcase women who care under the influence of drugs and or achole backed into my car and started screaming at me (Tiffany Cordischi)and the pregnant women(Sara Ocasio) she went to hit me nd I blocked her she wouldnt stop and I did what I had to do and my friend should of never got involved or in the way and poor her gets punched who hits a prego person seriously.  Oh dave who are u to call us trashy do u know me or anyone for that matter to call me trashy clearly Seth has no clue if he was smart he would of asked me I would of giving him any info he needed but instead u wrote this piece I just have to say its enbarssion to be called the mothers day brawler thnks Seth.

    Sincerly,
      Tiffany Cordischi

  • anonymous

    ITS REALLY SAD WHEN SOMEONE CALLS 911 FOR HELP AND GETS ARRESTED INSTEAD FOR PROTECTING HERSELF FROM A PSYCHOTIC 27 YEAR OLD WHO TO SAY THE LEAST WAS OBVIOUSLY HAVING A BAD DAY.  I GUESS MY POINT IS THAT IT WAS ONLY A VERY MINOR ACCIDENT YET THIS GIRL FELT THE NEED TO SCREAM ABOUT HER PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND AND WHILE THE OTHER WOMAN (WHO AGAIN WAS THE ONE WHO CALLED 911) WAS WAITING FOR POLICE TO ARRIVE SHE GOT PULLED FROM BEHIND BY HER HAIR THEN HIT AND THEN HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO DEFEND HERSELF.  THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE STORY THAT SHE CALLED 911 FOR HELP BEFORE ANYTHING HAPPENED YET IT’S CONVENIENTLY LEFT OUT OF THE ARTICLE WHY? SHE’S A MOTHER AND WOULD NEVER INTENTIONALLY HIT A PREGNANT WOMAN. IF THERES A FIGHT BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE WHY WOULD A PREGNANT WOMAN PUT HERSELF IN THE MIDDLE?  BECAUSE HER FRIEND COULDN’T KEEP HER MOUTH SHUT AND WAIT FOR POLICE INSTEAD SHE STARTED SOMETHING SHE COULDN’T FINISH SO HER PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND FELT THE NEED TO HELP WHICH EXPLAINS THE LACERATION IT’S AS SIMPLE AS THAT.  IF I DIDN’T KNOW THE REAL STORY I WOULD BE HORRIFIED BY YOUR ARTICLE BUT SINCE I DO KNOW I GUESS IT’S JUST TYPICAL MEDIA “CAN’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ”!!!!!

  • RevereReporter(Staff)

    Tiffany,
    Since you keep leaving comments on this story, just to let you know, the fact were only from the police report, as is done with all police items. A police report is a sworn testimony of the truth by an officer of the law. Falsifying a report is pretty serious stuff. Obviously, the editor thought it was worth pulling out of the regular column and putting it on the front page, which I’m sure is what has caused your headaches. Not my decision. However, just about everyone I’ve spoken to believes the story doesn’t make you look bad at all. In fact, one person indicated you appeared to be the victim. No one has to contact a person whom charges were filed against to get the go-ahead. If that were the case, there would never be any stories about anyone who had been arrested. 

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