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Victim’s Family Waiting for Justice

May 3, 2012
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Members of Michael Costa’s family talked to the Journal this week and indicated that, many times, they have been lost in the shuffle as people debate the issues surrounding the alleged killer of their relative. “We have waited patiently for something to happen and for this man to pay for what he did,” said...

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The MCAS Scores Stand

May 3, 2012
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Allegations have been dismissed that Revere’s MCAS test scores are the result of fudging the scores rather than being a true measure of what children are achieving here. We agree with the School Department analysis debunking the Atlanta Journal Constitution story that revealed a long-term investigation report that found 196 school districts reporting MCAS...

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Then Rain, the Chill and Short Memories

May 3, 2012
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In early March, historic temperature highs were broken. Day after day the temperature rose into the 80’s. Many of us were walking about in our shorts and wearing polo shirts and enjoying the heat into the late evening. Much of April was a bust – not bad weather, more warmth than some of us...

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RHS Softball Team is Playing Well

May 3, 2012
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The Revere High softball continued to play well, splitting four games this past week to leave Coach Joe Ciccarello and his squad with a 6-5 record at the halfway mark of the season. The Lady Patriots now need four victories in their final nine contests in order to qualify for the state tourney. Revere...

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Police Briefs 05-02-2012

May 3, 2012
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TUESDAY, APRIL 24 Thiago P. Mainette, 29, of 88 Ambrose St., was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Michael Frattollilo, 18, of 1235 No. Shore Rd., was arrested on charges of possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle,...

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Obituaries 05-02-2012

May 3, 2012
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Frank Iacoviello Revere Resident Frank Iacoviello of Revere died on April 28. He was 48 years old. A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1981, he was the beloved son of Gesilda and the late Nicholas; dear brother of Rocco Iacoviello and his wife, Maria of Texas and Angelo and his wife, Shawna...

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April Downpour

April 25, 2012
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April Downpour

With umbrella unfurled Diandra Dente walks down Newhall Street on Sunday, braving the heavy rains and wind. After two stellar days on Friday and Saturday, Sunday and Monday were a wash out.

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Casino Effort Turns Ugly in Foxboro

April 25, 2012
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Before the state’s Gambling Commission gets down to the business of awarding a license to an applicant in either East Boston/Revere or Foxboro, they will have to ask themselves collectively this question: which area is more suited to a casino and which area needs the economic boost more than the other and which area...

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Palermo Hurls Perfect Game in Win over Salem

April 25, 2012
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Freshman Sabrina Palermo tossed a perfect game to lead the Revere High softball team to a 12-0 win over Salem last Wednesday. “Sabrina pitched a tremendous game, especially for a freshman,” said RHS head coach Joe Ciccarello. Teammates Jacqui Noel (a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate), Logan DiCarlo (two hits), and Kristina Stella (two...

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Police Briefs 04-25-2012

April 25, 2012
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MONDAY, APRIL 16  Steven A. Burton, 30, of 370 Ocean Ave., was arrested on charges of kidnaping, assault & battery, assault & battery upon a police officer, resisting arrest, malicious destruction of property over $250, and disorderly conduct. Chris M. Silva, 19, of 37 Dais St., was arrested on a charge of assault &...

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Obituaries 04-25-2012

April 25, 2012
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Leah Tomlins Mattapoisett Resident Leah M. Tomlins died on April 23. She was 54 years old. Born in Hartford, CT, she was the beloved daughter of Richard R. and Marie G. (Coppinger) Tomlins; cherished sister of Richard R. Tomlins, II and his wife, Joan, Marisa Ann Tomlins and Stacey Mary DiLorenzo; aunt of Emma...

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Feels Like Summer in the City

April 18, 2012
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Feels Like Summer in the City

Tens of thousands of people were drawn to Revere Beach during the heat wave earlier this week. Not since 2006 have the tempera­tures soared as they did on Monday and Tuesday.

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City’s Casino Mitigation Tab to Be an Eye Opener

April 18, 2012
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The amount of money Revere will be asking from the developers of a casino at Suffolk Downs will run into the many millions of dollars over a decade period following its opening, according to John Festa, Revere’s chief of economic development. Festa has been creating the mitigation package which is expected to be handed...

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RHS Boys Tennis Team Wins Two Matches

April 18, 2012
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The Revere High boys tennis team enjoyed a successful week, winning two matches against opponents from the South Division of the Northeastern Conference and taking the lead in a third match before it was “hailed out.” The Patriots opened the week with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Winthrop in a match that was the...

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Police Briefs 04-18-2012

April 18, 2012
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Stabbing victim heads to court A man who got stabbed by his girlfriend will be sorting out their differences in Chelsea District Court after both were charged in a domestic incident on the Boulevard last Saturday. Police responded to 332 Boulevard at 9 p.m. on Saturday for a man suffering from a stab wound...

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Obituaries 04-18-2012

April 18, 2012
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Jack Arena Former Winthrop Auxiliary Police Chief Jack Arena of Putnam Street, Winthrop died at the Anne Mark Nursing Home in Revere on April 15 after a brief illness. He was 88 years old. A lifelong resident of Winthrop, he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps during World War II and was honorably...

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Sunny Weather

April 11, 2012
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Sunny Weather

Skateboarders Lenny Ferragamo (front) and Alex Tuazon (rear) take to the air and try to land some expert tricks at Revere High School last week during a short stretch of sunny weather.

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Easter from Luberto’Salleged

April 11, 2012
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Easter from Luberto’Salleged

Luberto’s employee Yamilet Martinez hands out chocolate puffs to customers during the Easter rush at the popular Broadway bakery. Here, Barbara Santosuasso partakes of the sweet treat while she waits for her order.

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Extraordinary History in the Making at the Beach

April 11, 2012
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The construction of the plaza deck feature of the Waterfront Square development along with the centerpiece of the entire project – a pedestrian bridge and walkway from the Wonderland Station to the beach modeled after the Zakim Bridge in Charlestown is now going into high gear. There is no underestimating the lasting significance and...

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Superior Court Clerk is Subject of I-team Investigative Report

April 11, 2012
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A whistleblower and an anonymous source – both Suffolk Superior Court employees – told the Journal this week that working conditions at the court have become so stressful and difficult due to management by Criminal Court Clerk Maura Hennigan, that a criminal was accidentally allowed to be bailed out of jail and sent free...

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