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Is Randall Ready to Deal? Feds ‘All Over the City’

May 11, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A filing in federal court suggests that Revere Police Officer Todd Randall may strike a plea deal with federal authorities, and a source close to the investigation indicated that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is “hot” on Revere. A source that has been in discussions with the FBI concerning...

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The Mother of all Holiday Brawls

May 11, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com One mother-to-be got some coffee and punch on Mother’s Day this year. And we don’t mean fruit punch, but rather the knuckle sandwich variety. A minor fender bender at the Dunkin’ Donuts on lower Broadway Sunday afternoon, Mother’s Day, resulted in an all-out brawl between two women. And when the...

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Police Briefs 05-11-2011

May 11, 2011
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MONDAY, MAY 2 Gaetano Cardarella, 18, of 85 Whitin Ave., was arrested on charges of failing to stop for a police officer, operating a motor vehicle without being licensed, resisting arrest, and being rude & disorderly in violation of the city ordinance. He also was cited for the civil motor vehicle infractions of failing...

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Positive Presence: Renzo’s has Earned a Thumb’s Up

May 11, 2011
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The city’s licensing board is apparently going to weigh and measure Renzo’s request to serve alcoholic beverages to people of age seated at tables and chairs that are located in a confined space on the sidewalk outside of the restaurant. Some Revere residents living on the beach and even an organization dedicated to eradicating...

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Fourth Gear: Boys Track Team Cruises Past Winthrop

May 11, 2011
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The Revere High boys track team cruised to its fourth win of the season with a runaway victory over Winthrop, 94-33, last Thursday. Karim Sahila, Vito Licata, and Devin Colon were double winners for the Patriots. Karim captured the 400 intermediate hurdles in a time of 62.7 and the triple jump with a landing...

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Patriots Fare Well in Fresh-soph Meet

May 11, 2011
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Revere High head track coach Jack Mosko brought a large contingent of his underclassmen to the Northeastern Conference Freshman/Sophomore Meet Saturday at Lynn and the young Patriots did well, accumulating 53 points, good for first place in the NEC’s South Division and 5th place overall out of the league’s 12 teams. Karim Sahila and...

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Softball Team Rolls Past Swampscott

May 11, 2011
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Briana Lauletta spun a sterling four hitter and her teammates erupted for nine runs in the fourth inning to come away with a 12-1 win over Swampscott Monday afternoon. The triumph raises Coach Joe Ciccarello’s Lady Patriots’ record to 6-5 on the season. “Briana was superlative,” said Ciccarello of his ace hurler. “Swampscott is...

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Ortiz Tosses a Complete-Game vs. Marblehead

May 11, 2011
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Jimmy Ortiz turned in the first complete game of the season for the Revere High baseball team, but a lack of offense by the Patriots resulted in a 5-2 loss at Marblehead last Thursday. Ortiz allowed just six hits in his six innings of work, throwing j95 pitches and fanning two enemy batters while...

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Tennis Team Shows Improvement

May 11, 2011
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Although the Revere High girls tennis team came out on the short end of a 5-0 decision to Lynn English in its only match last week, the Lady Patriots turned in some good performances against their English counterparts Freshman Sara Grujic, playing at first singles, battled back after dropping the first set, 6-1, to...

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Boys Tennis Team Drops Two Matches

May 11, 2011
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Although the Revere High boys tennis team dropped both of its matches this past week to Swampscott and Gloucester,  RHS head coach Mike Flynn saw some positive signs in his team’s effort. “Swampscott and Gloucester are two of the top teams in the league,” said Flynn. “We gave it our best and had some...

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Obituaries 05-11-2011

May 11, 2011
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Christine Franzese Attorney Atty. Christine M. Franzese, a lifetime resident of Winthrop, died at the Marist Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Waltham on Sunday, May 8, after a long illness. She was 54 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of  Rita (Langone) and the late William P. Franzese, she was a 1974...

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Eating Out: Margarita’s Unveils New Menu Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2011
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Eating Out: Margarita’s Unveils New Menu Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo

Manager Eric Vets said that the top sellers since the special menu debuted in April have been the Blood Orange Margarita drink and the spicy Chicken Tinga Tacos. “People here love the spice,and they’ve really responded to the Chicken Tinga Tacos,” said Vets. “The blood orange margarita has caught on like wildfire too. We’ve...

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Citywide Cleanup

May 4, 2011
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Citywide Cleanup

The city’s most popular senior, Morris Morris, is shown with a friend cleaning up a parking lot on Lucia Avenue during last week’s Citywide Neighborhood Cleanup. It was the first year that the City has moved cleanup efforts from Revere Beach to Revere neighborhoods. At the behest of the Revere Beautification Committee (RBC), city...

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She’s Icing the Competition

May 4, 2011
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She’s Icing the Competition

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Agawam Street’s Kara Corbelle used to be the one who did all the baking for her large family during holidays and family dinners. Her sisters and brothers all had a job or a specialty. Her mother was the cook in the family. And Corbelle’s job was always baking. She never...

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Residential Run-around? – Prominent Businessman Says His Son Was Victim of Bogus Red Tape, Political Ax Grinding

May 4, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The frantic call came from the bathroom of one of Revere’s middle schools. The young man – in tears and heartbroken – was frantically telling his Dad that he hadn’t done anything wrong; that he had a letter saying he was kicked out of school, but he didn’t know why....

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Company Agrees to $7.5 Million Settlement; Doesn’t Admit Wrongdoing, but Avoids Legal Fight

May 4, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com After several months of discussion on a state whistleblower lawsuit precipitated by current and former employees of the Resco (Wheelabrator) incinerator on the Rumney Marsh, state officials reported late Monday that the company agreed to a $7.5 million settlement to resolve the case. Wheelabrator, in a statement to the Journal,...

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Mayor Says a Trash Fee is Unavoidable

May 4, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A controversial trash fee may not come during Mayor Tom Ambrosino’s watch, but he said this week that it most certainly will be on the next mayor’s plate. Unlike most surrounding cities, Revere has avoided any such fees for trash. Meanwhile, cities like Chelsea and Malden have instituted pay-as-you-throw systems...

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A Healthy Choice Deleo’s Bill is the Way to G

May 4, 2011
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It was arguably House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s finest hour last week when the House bill giving cities and towns the right to put their municipal employees into health insurance programs that reduces premiums paid for by the cities and towns while at the same time provides those employees who are insured with great health...

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Justice is Done – the Death of Osama Bin Laden

May 4, 2011
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The assassination of Osama bin Laden by a team of brave and heroic Navy Seals in his Pakistani hideaway Sunday afternoon was justice being done almost ten years after the tragic 9/11 catastrophe. More than 3,000 innocents died that day at the hands of bin Laden, who was, more than anything else, a murderer...

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RHS Baseball Team Seeking Winning Formula

May 4, 2011
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The Revere High baseball team is hitting the baseball just fine thus far this season, but the Patriots still are looking for the winning formula after losses to Winthrop and Danvers this past week. The Patriots jumped out to a 4-0 lead over Winthrop last Friday, but a lack of timely hitting and some...

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