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Gains and losses – DeSantis gets a new lease on life while losing close to 50 pounds

March 10, 2010
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Gains and losses – DeSantis gets a new lease on life while losing close to 50 pounds

Ruth DeSantis is the kind of loser you don’t run into very often. She’s the kind of loser who has found success in her losing ways. The reason for that is because her losing ways include dropping nearly 50 pounds in the last 10 months and reducing her overall body fat by more than...

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Cash back – City payroll shrinks for first time in 10 years; $100K earners decreases from 71 to 67

March 4, 2010
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For the first time in 10 years, the number of city workers earning $100,000 or more decreased in 2009. The city released its payroll numbers for 2009 recently and, despite police detail money increasing, there are four fewer people topping the $100K mark than in 2008. Many believed there would be a decline, but...

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These numbers are no game – City officials stress the importance of Census 2010

February 17, 2010
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These numbers are no game – City officials stress the importance of Census 2010

Everyone with a pulse in the City of Revere is being advised to fill out his or her U.S. Census form next month. Census 2010 reminder cards will be arriving in mailboxes around Revere any day now, and official Census forms will arrive in mid-March. The U.S. Census is completely confidential and conducted every...

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Mayor charts a course for the new decade

February 10, 2010
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Mayor charts a course for the new decade

Mayor Tom Ambrosino gave his shortest State of the City speech to date on Monday and he spoke about the future and the inevitable. Some of the inevitable he touched on in the speech included trash fees, revisiting the meal’s tax increase and revamping health insurance via Plan Design. “My priority is not to...

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Removing the ‘R’ word from our vocabulary

February 10, 2010
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The war of words in American culture could be the topic of a great book and probably already is a book somewhere on the stacks of some college library. The history of the English language in America is one in which acceptable words become offensive in less than a generation, spawning new descriptions and...

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Iacoviello found guilty of second-degree murder

February 2, 2010
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Iacoviello found guilty of second-degree murder

Robert Iacoviello Jr., 22, will now live in prison. A jury in Boston’s Suffolk County Superior Court returned a verdict of guilty on the charge of second-degree murder for Iacoviello around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, after three full days of deliberation. He was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm. He was found...

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Mayor, unions try to come together on health package

February 2, 2010
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While health insurance reform is on the national table, the city and its unions are also discussing some major changes in the way that health insurance is offered to city employees. As the administration has bemoaned for years, health insurance has become the single, most expensive proposition each year in the City Budget. Increases...

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Chief, mayor say officers involved have suffered enough; no further disciplinary action will be taken

February 2, 2010
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One of the most shocking revelations in the Officer Dan Talbot murder trial has not been the evidence, but rather the conduct of the Revere Police before and after the shooting. It has been disclosed that officers were drinking in their vehicle on the way home from a work-related shooting range event. That they...

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Melnik named new City Clerk

January 27, 2010
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Melnik named new City Clerk

There are only a handful of moments in the last 100 years when there has been a new City Clerk named in Revere. Some 30 years ago, that moment was bestowed upon now-retiring Clerk John Henry. Monday night, new City Clerk Ashley Melnik got to bask in that moment – being named Revere’s newest...

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Key witnesses take the stand – Both men were present with alleged shooter, but give different stories

January 21, 2010
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Key witnesses take the stand – Both men were present with alleged shooter, but give different stories

Eyewitnesses to the shooting of Officer Dan Talbot took the stand late last week in the murder trial in Boston, both testifying as state’s witnesses due to a cooperating agreement with the prosecution. Both young men said they saw defendant Robert Iacoviello Jr. fire off shots, but neither could say definitively that they saw...

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A living nightmare – A first-person account from Port-au-Prince

January 21, 2010
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A living nightmare – A first-person account from Port-au-Prince

It was a hot evening in Haiti’s tropical capital of Port-au-Prince last Tuesday, January 12. Scenes of “total terror” were the last thing on anyone’s mind. Most who work were just arriving home. Others were preparing dinner in the way that those in Haiti do, most of the time over a fire – doing...

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Woman tells jury she saw handgun dismantled and tossed into storm drains

January 21, 2010
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In action at the Officer Dan Talbot murder trial last Friday, fringe witnesses to various parts of the crime took the stand with some interesting developments. Perhaps the strongest witness in some time for the prosecution was 17-year-old Marilyn Cardona – who was only a young teen when the crime unfolded. Cardona testified of...

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Officer: Franklin asked for a ride home, said nothing about incident

January 13, 2010
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The lights and siren were on as Officer Rob Impemba rounded a curve on Beach Street and encountered a man waving his arms – drunk, stumbling but not out of breath. It was police Sgt. Evan Franklin and he was asking Impemba for a ride home. “He asked me, ‘Can you get me home?’”...

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Alleged counterfeiters go broke in Revere

January 13, 2010
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Some head’s up police investigating was right on the money last Wednesday, January 6, as Revere Police cashed in a Winthrop couple who was allegedly running a counterfeiting operation out of their home. Police were alerted to counterfeit money being passed at Marshall’s in Revere last Wednesday evening. Officers encountered Sofia Salami, 33, of...

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Trial finally underway; attorneys await ruling on ballistics evidence

January 7, 2010
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Trial finally underway; attorneys await ruling on ballistics evidence

The long-awaited trial of fallen Officer Daniel Talbot began Monday morning, and by Wednesday, a jury had been assembled to hear the case. Judge Patrick Brady took his seat on the bench Monday in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court around 9:30 a.m. just as accused shooter Robert Iacoviello Jr., 22, and accomplice James Heang, 20,...

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Deck the hall – New function hall opens at former ITAM

December 16, 2009
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Deck the hall – New function hall opens at former ITAM

Walking into the new Casa Lucia Function Hall – and remembering the old ITAM – is like a wayward homeowner looking at the final results on one of those home makeover television shows. Well, it may not be quite that dramatic, but the new facility has been turning heads and getting universal words of...

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The Grinch has nothing on this guy – First Congregational; church puts out a call to the community to help replace stolen Toy Drive gifts

December 16, 2009
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There are scrooges during the Christmas season, and then there are downright villains. The First Congregational Church at the corner of Central Avenue and Beach Street came face to face with the work of a villain this past weekend when they discovered that more than 70 gifts for their annual children’s toy drive had...

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Another defendant pleas out; complicated and complex trial will begin in three weeks

December 16, 2009
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Two down, two to go. The girlfriend of alleged triggerman Robert Iacoviello Jr. – who is charged with the murder of off-duty Revere Police Officer Dan Talbot – pleaded guilty to one felony count of being an accessory after the fact of murder just three weeks before trial. She will not, however, be testifying...

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A driving force – City receives federal funds for Wonderland garage project

December 8, 2009
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A driving force – City receives federal funds for Wonderland garage project

A parking garage has probably never drawn such accolades as it did Monday when officials gathered at Wonderland to celebrate a parking garage Stimulus award, but then again, it isn’t any ordinary garage. With Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) and Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Milton), as well as a cadre of other state officials and bureaucrats,...

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The greenbacks are coming! The greenbacks are coming! – Paul Revere School gets $9.6 million state check during ceremony last Friday

December 8, 2009
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The greenbacks are coming! The greenbacks are coming! – Paul Revere School gets $9.6 million state check during ceremony last Friday

Using the nearly completed façade of the new Paul Revere School as a background, State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill handed over a $9.6 million check to the city last Friday. Masons put the finishing touches on brickwork around a towering archway that frames the front of the school last Friday, and meanwhile,...

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