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Police Briefs 04-13-2011

April 13, 2011
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MONDAY, APRIL 4 Robert D. Maguire Jr., 33, of 24 Yeamans St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 Keith P. Kyle, 31, of 4 Rand St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Brian Mercado, 17, of 84 Atwood St., was arrested on charges of trespassing and malicious destruction of property over...

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Obituaries 04-13-2011

April 13, 2011
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Peter Lattanzi Founder of Lattanzi Insurance Agency Peter P. Lattanzi, founder of Lattanzi Insurance Agency and a lifelong resident of Revere, died on April 9 after a long battle with cancer at the Shaughnessy Kaplan Rehab Center in Salem. He was 68 years old. He was the beloved husband for 46 years to Linda...

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Revere Librarian Confesses to be a ‘Shopaholic’

April 6, 2011
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Revere Librarian Confesses to be a ‘Shopaholic’

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The one-foot high replica R2-D2 robot was dubbed in a catalog as the “head strong little droid” from the Star Wars films that responded to voice commands and made one’s home “feel like it had been transported to a galaxy far, far away.” That thought of being far, far away...

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New Gaming Bill on the Table – Senator Petruccelli Proposed Legislation that Should Please Both Sides

April 6, 2011
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New Gaming Bill on the Table – Senator Petruccelli Proposed Legislation that Should Please Both Sides

By John Lynds for the Journal Senator Anthony Petruccelli has submitted a compromise casino gaming bill in the Senate that calls for three resort-style casinos and one racino in Massachusetts that would immediately bring million of dollars in revenue to the state through licensing fees, capital improvements and taxes. “While we should not dwell...

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Living to be 100, not so Rare

April 6, 2011
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Living to be 100, not so Rare

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Living to the rip old age of 100 used to carry an elite badge of accomplishment. It was an elite club, and those who turned 100-years-old – known as centenarians – often found themselves to be alone in that club, with all of their friends and family members having died...

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Petruccelli’s Expanded Gambling Bill a Roadmap the Governor will Approve

April 6, 2011
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Our State Senator Anthony Petruccelli has filed legislation that provides for an expanded gambling bill that the Senate would likely pass and which he would like to place on the governor’s desk in a matter of weeks. Representative Carlo Basile has co-sponsored the bill. He is right to do so. Speed is of the...

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Revere Middle School Girls Basketball Team Completes 13-0 Season

April 6, 2011
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The Revere Middle School girls basketball team completed its season with a 13-0 record. Its opponents included schools from Lynn, Marblehead, Swampscott, Gloucester and Saugus. Anthony Palermo, coach of this year’s team, credits hard work at practice along with tenacious defense and sharp shooting as keys to its success. Leading the team were eighth...

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Police Briefs 04-06-2011

April 6, 2011
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MONDAY, MARCH 28 Hernan Alas-Garcia, 24, of 603 Beach St., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 Mark Gigliello, 17, of 13 Jarvis St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. THURSDAY, MARCH 31 A 16 year old juvenile was arrested on a charge of open and gross lewdness. FRIDAY,...

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Obituaries 04-06-2011

April 6, 2011
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Rev. Rocco Crescenzi Longtime Administrator and Director of Don Orione Nursing Home Rev. Rocco Crescenzi, son of Domenic and Philomena, died at the Don Orione Nursing Home on April 3 after a brief illness. He was 95 years old. He was the last of six children. The family was very close, loving and religious,...

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Sun Rising – Program Povides Dynamic Assistance to Homeowners in Crisis

March 30, 2011
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Sun Rising – Program Povides Dynamic Assistance to Homeowners in Crisis

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Badrul Khan woke up one cold Tuesday morning in January 2009 with a lump in his stomach. He pulled back the curtains to see if the auctioneers were outside yet. They weren’t, and it kind of surprised him. His kids were off to school and his wife had left early...

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Check, Please – City Admits to not Checking Licenses of many Workers who Operate MVs

March 30, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com City officials and School Department officials conceded this week that they don’t conduct basic driver’s license checks of employees that operate city-owned vehicles. And one city employee was driving a city vehicle nearly every day for two years without a valid license. The issue came to light this week when...

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Revere is among the Fastest Growing Cities in the State

March 30, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Revere jumped over the 50,000-population mark for the first time in its history amid the surging growth of the city’s minority community – most especially the Hispanic population, according to official Census 2010 numbers unveiled last week. The city’s overall population surged from 47,283 to 51,755. For that, state officials...

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Let’s make a Deal – The Speaker and the Governor Appear to be Sitting at the Same Table

March 30, 2011
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Speaker Robert DeLeo appears to be coming closer to reaching an agreement with Governor Deval Patrick about what exact shape and form an expanded gambling bill will take. All signals are pointing to a dramatic increase in interaction between the governor and the speaker – and in fact, a meeting apparently held by the...

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Holding Court in Lynnfield

March 30, 2011
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-By Cary Shuman Pam MacDonald was hoping to be on hand when Revere basketball star Morgan Jenkins scored the 1,000th point of her career this season but the former Revere High girls varsity basketball coach had a game of her own that night. “I would have loved to have seen Morgan get her 1,000th...

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Police Briefs 03-29-2011

March 30, 2011
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MONDAY, MARCH 21 Larry A. Tatum, of 1662 North Shore Rd., was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a Class D controlled narcotic substance with intent to distribute and violating the drug free school zone laws. TUESDAY, MARCH 22 Ruben D. Mejia, 32, of 109 Bradstreet Ave., was arrested on a charge of...

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Obituaries 03-29-2011

March 30, 2011
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Linda Caruso Raytheon Retiree Linda M. Caruso, a lifelong Revere resident, died following a long 10-year valiant battle with cancer on March 26 at the University of Florida Hospital in Gainesville. She was 60 years old. Born in Everett on May 2, 1950, she was raised and educated in Revere and lived in Revere...

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The Economy Rises Up to Meet Squire Road

March 23, 2011
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The Economy Rises Up to Meet Squire Road

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com When the economy boomed, Squire Road busted. Now that the rest of the world has gone bust, it’s Squire Road that seems to be booming. The City did all it could to market the Squire Road area as an affordable and viable area for business when the economy was hot,...

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Casino Circumvention?

March 23, 2011
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Casino Circumvention?

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It’s the Internet Café that pays off in more than computer chips, or at least local police and state officials say. A storefront café now called “Lucky Day Sweepstakes Café” in the new Bell Circle mall has turned quite a few heads lately – including those of Revere Police, the...

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Novoselsy Says Neigbors Are ‘up in Arms’ over Group Home Plan

March 23, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A group home proposed on Walnut Avenue in Ward 2 has neighbors and Councillor Ira Novoselsky up in arms. The project was recently proposed quietly at a Site Plan Review Committee meeting, and very few details are available. Right now, the proponent, Bay Cove Human Services, of Boston, is scheduled...

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A Fitting Honor – Public Safety Building Should Be Named in Memory of George Colella

March 23, 2011
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City Councillor Steven Reardon has entered a motion before the city council asking that the city’s new police and fire station complex should be named after the late Mayor George Colella. Colella died recently, leaving as his testament a lifelong devotion to this city which spanned longer than 50 years in public service. He...

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