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Council, School Commitee Members Also Take the Oath on Monday Night

January 4, 2012
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The Revere City Council inaugurated two new councillors – including the youngest citywide councillor in history – and nine incumbents at the grand inauguration ceremony Monday night. Coming on as new members of the Council were Brian Arrigo and Jessica Ann Giannino, with Giannino being the youngest ever elected citywide. Both are at-large councillors....

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Mayor Dan Rizzo

January 4, 2012
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The city has a new leader, with new ideas and a different leadership style about him. Mayor Dan Rizzo got off to a big start Monday evening when he was inaugurated. Not enough can be said or implied about the size of the crowd that jammed the Revere High School Auditorium to enjoy his...

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Sports 01-04-2012

January 4, 2012
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The Revere High boys basketball team broke into the win column over the holiday vacation week with a 62-32 victory over Trinity Catholic last Tuesday in the consolation game of the Pope John XXIII Christmas Tournament. Kyle Gotham, who was named to the tournament all star team, turned in a solid all around performance,...

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Obituaries 01-04-2012

January 4, 2012
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Jessie ‘Jessica’ Levine Of Swampscott, formerly of Revere Jessie “Jessica” (Cottler) Levine of Swampscott, formerly of Revere, Newton and Needham, died on January 1. She was 97 years old. The devoted wife of the late William Levine, she was the beloved mother of Edna and Mel Karas, the late Phyllis Siegel and late Lois...

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Police Briefs 01-04-2012

January 4, 2012
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Tuesday, Dec. 27  Paul Capotosto, 23, of 52 Neponset St, was charged with breaking and entering at night with intent to commit a crime. A 16-year-old juvenile was arrested on six outstanding warrants. Wednesday, Dec. 28  No Arrests Reported Thursday, Dec. 29 Juan Mazariegos-Abrego, 26, of 75 Roosevelt St, was charged with lewd, open...

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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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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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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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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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Sports 12-14-2011

December 15, 2011
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Boys hoop team swings into action The Revere High boys basketball team opened its 2011 campaign last night (Tuesday) against perennial Northeastern Conference powerhouse Lynn English at the local fieldhouse. Coach Rick Hayes and his crew face a tough stretch in the early going. After English, which in addition to its NEC exploits also...

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Obituaries 12-14-2011

December 15, 2011
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Ann Collins Former Head Secretary of the Mass. Parole Board  Ann T. (O’Brien) Collins of Alabama, formerly of Everett and Revere, died on November 10 and fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on November 9. She was 88 years old. Born in Everett on October 21, 1923 to James and Mary (Cook)...

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Rizzo Administration: Mayor-elect is Hard at Work

December 8, 2011
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Mayor-elect Dan Rizzo has been gearing up for the day when he takes over city government – which is less than a month away. He has been getting around the area, seeking the advice of experts in municipal government and having attended the Harvard training session for newly elected mayors and representatives. He will...

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The At-large Recount

December 8, 2011
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John Correggio’s return The recount is over. Councillor at Large John Correggio has been re-elected to another term. The recount proves Correggio never really lost. In fact, his win was certified after a painstaking check of all the votes. Correggio has shown an ability to be a strong voice for the residents of this...

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