Archive for December, 2011

Fatal Crash Takes the Life of Chelsea Man

December 28, 2011
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Fatal Crash Takes the Life of Chelsea Man

A Chelsea man lost his life in a fatal automobile accident on the General Edwards Bridge Monday morning, according to Revere Fire Chief Gene Doherty. State Police announced late on Monday that the victim was Wayne Diggs, 50, of Chelsea. He had been driving a 2005 Dodge Ram northbound on Rt. 1A. Fire officials...
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A Big Cheer for Revere: Pop Warner ‘C’ Squad Wins National Championship

December 28, 2011
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When Revere Pop Warner Junior Patriots ‘C’ cheerleading coach Melissa Elam assembled her squad for practices back in August, she had a good feeling about the season ahead. “The girls just clicked well together from the beginning,” said Elam. The optimistic outlook was right on the mark and then some. Elam and assistant coaches...
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City Officials Ready to Enforce New Trash Ordinance on Jan. 1

December 28, 2011
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The new trash ordinance that the Council passed last summer will go into effect on Jan. 1st and city inspectors said last week that they are prepared to hand out fines. “It’s going to be pretty tough because trash trucks go out really early, but we’ll have our guys out there with them to...
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Rice Gets 6 Months Jail Time: Former Library Director Pleads Guilty and Hands over Check for $230,000

December 28, 2011
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Former Revere Public Library Director Bob Rice Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to 20 counts of fraud and embezzlement – getting six months in jail and immediately handing over $230,000 restitution. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Carol Ball heard the guilty plea from Rice, who was represented at the hearing by Attorneys Stephen Tassinari and...
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Revere’s Women of the Year: Ann Marie Costa; Deputy Superintendent of Schools Shows Initiative and Forward-thinking in Her Career

December 28, 2011
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When Deputy Superintendent Ann Marie Costa told her mother that she wanted to be a doctor, her mom didn’t believe it was such a good idea. She told her to be a nurse, or better yet, a teacher. It was advice that Costa took, and students in the City of Revere for the last...
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Out with the Old; In with the New

December 28, 2011
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It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...
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Police Briefs 12-28-2011

December 28, 2011
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Monday, Dec. 19th No Arrests Reported Tuesday, Dec. 20th Brandon Pruitt, 27, of Marlboro, was charged with trespassing, malicious destruction of property over $250, and breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor. John Weber, 37, of 50 Mountain Ave, was charged with assault by a dangerous weapon. Wednesday, Dec. 21st Michael Catino,...
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Obituaries 12-28-2011

December 28, 2011
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Henry Nazzaro Longtime Wonderland Park Employee of Saugus, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died on December 25. An employee of Wonderland Park for more than 50 years, he was the beloved husband of the late Irma (Lanzetta) Nazzaro with whom he shared 48 years of marriage; loving father of Susan Urrata and her...
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Wheel Heels: Brazen Thieves Steal the Tires off a Car on Caruso Street

December 22, 2011
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Wheel Heels: Brazen Thieves Steal the Tires off a Car on Caruso Street

Caruso Street isn’t exactly East St. Louis, so it was with quite a bit of surprise on Monday morning when Jim D’Orsi walked out of his two-story home adorned with white columns on his quiet residential street and found his daughter’s Honda Civic resting on cinder blocks – its tires and rims completely removed....
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House Breaks Vs. In-home Business: RPD, Council Try to Balance Crime Fighting with Free Enterprise

December 22, 2011
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House Breaks Vs. In-home Business: RPD, Council Try to Balance Crime Fighting with Free Enterprise

Rick and Cherie Meade were still laughing when they returned to their Barrett Street apartment last Thursday after seeing a movie and doing a little Christmas shopping. The laughter didn’t last long, though. “I saw the door busted open and the Christmas decorations that were hung on the door were lying on the ground,”...
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Happy Holidays: Enjoy the Things That Matter the Most

December 22, 2011
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Christmas 2011 is days away. Most of us are busy preparing for the holiday. All of us this year are receiving a great present – the official end of the war in Iraq. Nine Christmas celebrations have come and gone since we invaded Iraq. Thousands of brave Americans died there and tens of thousands...
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Police Briefs 12-21-2011

December 22, 2011
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 Melissa Aversa, 27, of 1045 Broadway, was arrested on a charge of being rude & disorderly in violation of the city ordinance. Corey Se Devaney, 21, of353 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 Angela R. Grassa, 39, of East Boston, was arrested...
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Sports 12-21-2011

December 22, 2011
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Girls basketball team stifles Lynn Classical The Revere High girls basketball team won its initial game of the season with a 43-23 victory over Northeastern Conference rival Lynn Classical Friday evening at the local fieldhouse. The triumph also marked the first victory at the helm of the Lady Patriots for their new head coach,...
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Obituaries 12-21-2011

December 22, 2011
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Isabella Mazzone Don Orione Home retiree Isabella C. (LeDonne) Mazzone, a longtime resident of Revere, died on December 19 following a long battle with brain cancer at the Georgetown home of her daughter, Maria E. L. Igoe. She was 82 years old. Born and raised in Revere, she attended Revere Schools. She retired in...
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Clean and Press

December 21, 2011
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A controversial Laundromat proposal in Beachmont Square snuck through Monday night during the last Council meeting of the year and after languishing in committee with nary a peep since early fall. Ralph Torretta received unanimous approval from the Council Monday to locate a Laundromat in his building on Winthrop Avenue – a building that...
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Despite Gaming Commission Speculation, Ambrosino Says He Has No Job Lined Up

December 15, 2011
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Despite Gaming Commission Speculation, Ambrosino Says He Has No Job Lined Up

Mayor Tom Ambrosino said he would be staring down joblessness come January 3, and he doesn’t plan to apply for a position on the new Massachusetts Gaming Commission – as many have suggested he might do. Ambrosino said he has not applied for any of the positions on the Commission as of this week,...
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Elected Officials, Teachers Show Their Support for Randall, Ask for Lenience

December 15, 2011
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Several elected officials, a teacher and the wife of former Revere Police Officer Todd Randall last week made a last minute call on Federal Judge Rya Zobel for leniency on the fallen officer. Randall was sentenced in Federal Court at Boston on Tuesday afternoon, but late last Friday, Randall’s attorney – Tim Flaherty –...
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Former Officer Will Serve Four Months in Prison

December 15, 2011
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With federal prosecutors noticeably disappointed, Judge Rya Zobel on Tuesday afternoon sentenced former Revere Police Officer Todd Randall to four months in prison for lying to FBI agents in 2010 during the course of an investigation into police corruption in Revere. Randall has already served 33 days and will get credit for that time....
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Casino Battle Royal: Suffolk Downs Vs. Foxboro

December 15, 2011
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Suffolk Downs and Foxboro – or East Boston, Revere and Foxboro and its neighboring towns, are now in a fight to the finish to capture the hearts and minds of their residents regarding the possibility of placing a casino in those two locations. According to the state’s expanded gambling bill, only one casino will...
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Police Briefs 12-14-2011

December 15, 2011
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 Renee Clifford, 28, of 34 Franklin Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Melissa Moraies, 18, of 507 Mountain Ave., was arrested on a charge of illegal possession of a Class C controlled narcotic substance. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 Marshall N. Corrado, 40, of 5 Sachem St., was arrested on an outstanding...
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