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Obituaries 02-15-2012

February 15, 2012
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Blanche Silva Revere Resident Blanche. L. ( Preston ) Silva of Revere died on February 9. She was the beloved wife of Richard H. Silva Sr.; devoted mother of Robert P., Ronald M. and his wife, Rosane, all of Revere, Randy S. and his wife, Claire of Peabody and the late Richard H. Silva...

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The Mayor’s Public Safety Initiative

February 10, 2012
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Police Chief Terence Reardon has vacated his seat at the police station with a letter to the mayor indicating that he will return to become a Civil Service captain the department he has led for a decade. This was a difficult move for the chief. He is a proud man but his time had...

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Palladino’s FT Nips Saugus, 72-71

February 10, 2012
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Chris Palladino sank the front end of a 1-and-1 with three seconds to play to give the Revere High boys basketball team an exciting 72-71 triumph over Saugus last Tuesday. The teams had battled fiercely in the final minute, with Revere breaking 69-69 deadlock with a bucket, only to see Saugus knot matters at...

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Police Briefs 02-08-2012

February 10, 2012
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MONDAY, JANUARY 30  James T. MacDonald Jr., 31, Homeless of Revere, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance, breaking & entering in the daytime with intent to commit a misdemeanor, and attempting to commit a crime. Felicity Fay Moore, 38,...

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Obituaries 02-08-2012

February 10, 2012
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Anne DiRuzza Revere Homemaker Anne T. (Carroll) DiRuzza of Revere died on February 3 at the Mass. General Hospital. She was 68 years old. A homemaker born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Angela (Glavine) Carroll;  the beloved wife of Pasquale “Pat,” devoted mother of Christine DiRuzza of Revere...

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Reality Versus Casino Mitigation

February 2, 2012
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The city is right now faced with the task of creating a mitigation package of possible benefits to be derived from a going casino if it ultimately locates at Suffolk Downs. These are benefits other than those mandated by the expanded gambling bill that was passed into law a few months back after years...

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Two New Officers

February 2, 2012
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Our congratulations and wishes for good luck and safety in their future endeavors goes out to recently sworn Revere Police Officers Jorge Romero and Daniel Rosenthal. They took the oath last week at city hall. They are welcome and they are badly needed.

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Police Briefs 02-01-2012

February 2, 2012
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 24  Richard W. Sanders III, 37, of Winthrop, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor and operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25  Maricel Aparicio, 52, of 20 Rose St., was arrested on charges of being rude & disorderly...

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Sports 02-01-2011

February 2, 2012
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Fitzpatrick wins 1000 at State Coaches Meet, sets new RHS mark Revere High track star Mike Fitzpatrick added another laurel to his growing wreath of accomplishments, winning the 1000 meter run at Saturday’s Massachusetts State Coaches Association Invitational Track Meet held at the Reggie Lewis Center. Fitzpatrick not only topped the field of 76...

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Obituaries 02-01-2012

February 2, 2012
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Dora DiCenso Of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere Dora (DeAcetis) DiCenso of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere, died on January 27. She was the beloved wife of the late Domenic V. DiCenso; devoted mother of Anna O’Brien of Billerica and Rita Prevost and her husband, Stephen of Tewksbury; loving grandmother of Janeen, James and Jennifer O’Brien,...

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Big Brothers Program Flourishing in Revere

January 26, 2012
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Big Brothers Program Flourishing in Revere

When Big Brother volunteer Joe Butler asked his Little Brother Michael Rivera, of Revere, about Kelly’s on Revere Beach, Rivera looked at him with a puzzled expression. “What’s Kelly’s?” he asked. Without another word, Butler, 28, gave his Little Brother a little advice and some tasty fried clams that he hasn’t yet forgotten. “I...

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Union Contracts on Rizzo’s Short List: Less Controversial Than Previous Couple of Years

January 26, 2012
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Less controversial than previous couple of years The Rizzo Administration and two key municipal unions have already met in the new mayor’s first month in office. The Revere Firefighters Union and the Revere Teacher’s Association (RTA) met within the last week with Mayor Dan Rizzo and members of his administration or with the School...

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Moose in a Predicament After Losing Liquor License

January 26, 2012
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It’s not easy being a moose. It’s even more difficult these days being a Revere Moose. The often-charitable social club has found itself in a heaping mess this week, as they forgot to renew their liquor license last year and are scurrying to find a way to hold their popular Super Bowl party at...

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New Trash Law Experiencing Growing Pains

January 26, 2012
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The new trash ordinance has experienced quite a few growing pains this month, but Health Agent Nick Catinazzo said he thinks that with time the kinks will get worked out. “We’ve written a tremendous amount of fines,” Catinazzo said. “To be honest, it’s not really easy to enforce. The rodent-free bags are not marked...

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Police Briefs

January 26, 2012
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 17  Anthony S. Nicholes, 41, of 124 Crescent Ave., was arrested on a charge of making a threat to commit a crime. THURSDAY, JANUARY 19  Jason C. Bailey, 33, of Mattapan, was arrested on charges of malicious destruction of property over $250, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and two counts of assault &...

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The Right to Speak

January 26, 2012
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The right to speak before the Revere city council every week at the beginning of the meeting has been institutionalized over the years since its inception. That right for anyone in this city to speak for 3 minutes before the city council has not been challenged and should not be challenged. Some councillors want...

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The Licensing Board

January 26, 2012
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Something should be done to facilitate the issuance of a common victualer license for the new Papa John’s Pizza operation on American Legion Highway. The location opened with some fanfare last week and has now been shut because the manager failed to show-up to a Licensing Board meeting as expected. Papa John’s received all...

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Sports 01-25-2012

January 26, 2012
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Boys Track Team Runs Past Gloucester The Revere High boys indoor track team swept the shotput and the 50 yard dash and took six of nine individual events en route to claiming a 47-39 win over Gloucester last week. Omar Morales led the sweep in the shot with a toss of 43 feet and...

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Obituaries 01-25-2012

January 26, 2012
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Sister Lucy Leonard SND Educator Sister Lucy Leonard, SND died in Worcester on January 23. She was 91 years old and was with the Sisters of Notre Dame for 72 years. Born in Somerville, daughter of Jeremiah and Lucille (Johnson) Leonard, she lived in Connecticut for 33 years before moving to Worcester in 1989....

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Casinos: “Will Not Come Quickly” State Delegation Tells Councillors

January 19, 2012
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State legislators told the City Council at a special meeting last Thursday that it could be more than two years before any possible casino exists in Revere, and they indicated that the process will play out slowly, but correctly. State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli (D-Eastie) and State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein (D-Revere) enlightened a Revere City...

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