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Obituaries 02-09-2011

February 10, 2011
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Rita Rodgers Vibrant, genuine and caring person Rita L. (Leonard) Rodgers of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on February 1. Rita was such a vibrant, genuine and caring person: a devoted wife, mother (mommy), gammy, sister and friend. She loved life and courageously tried everything medical science had to offer in her six year...

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Ambrosino urges Patience as City Copes with more Snowfall

February 3, 2011
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Ambrosino urges Patience as City Copes with more Snowfall

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com With a huge storm on the doorstep (literally on the doorstep) this week, more than a few Revere residents arestruggling to figure out where to put the snow and how to get around it. On Endicott Avenue, MBTA buses barrel down the narrow street with seemingly little more than a...

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Scrooges Convicted of Larceny Charges

February 3, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It was Christmas 2009 and many people were hurting financially like never before. The need for charity Christmas presents was huge. And, in fact, one couple that was in line to receive some of those charitable gifts admitted last week to having stolen hundreds of them from the First Congregational...

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Rotondo is off to a Quick Start in the Fundraising Race

February 3, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com An analysis of campaign finance reports for both candidates for mayor shows that, surprisingly, Councillor George Rotondo has more than double the money in his coffers at this point than Councillor Dan Rizzo. Nevertheless, Rizzo’s report does indicate that last year he raised a significant amount of money, but spent...

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Police Brief 02-03-2011

February 3, 2011
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MONDAY, JAN. 24 Nubia DeOliveira, 27, of Somerville, was arrested on charges of assault & battery, intimidation of a witness, larceny of property over $250, and a civil rights violation with bodily injury. Evan J. Goldney, 25, of Saugus, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a Class B controlled narcotic substance (subsequent...

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Snow Emergency – This is a Winter We won’t soon Forget

February 3, 2011
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The snow emergency facing us is now a constant in our lives. It has disrupted nearly everything we do and it appears there is no end in sight during a winter that might prove to be the worst of all time when all is said and done. January was a snow disaster. February is...

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Holding out Hope – Gaming Legislation Back on the Radar

February 3, 2011
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Many signs point to the possibility that the House and the Senate will take up an expanded gaming bill during this session on Beacon Hill. This is good news for those of us who believe a casino at Suffolk Downs would be a great stimulus to the local economy creating jobs and new taxes...

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Sports 02-03-2011

February 3, 2011
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Girls basketball team improves to 12-0 The Revere High girls basketball team continued to assert its dominance over its Northeastern Conference rivals with of pair of runaway victories this past week. Winthrop became NEC victim Number Nine last Tuesday. Coach Diana DeCristoforo had some reservations about her team’s performance coming into the game because...

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Obituaries 02-03-2011

February 3, 2011
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Robert Bennett Retired Postal Employee, veteran of three wars, member of many organizations Robert Edwin Bennett, a long time resident of Revere and Chelsea, died unexpectedly on January 29 in his Chelsea home. He was 83 years old. Born in Chelsea, his family lived in Revere until 1973 when he moved back to Chelsea. ...

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Garfield Principal Goes to Great Heights

January 26, 2011
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Garfield Principal Goes to Great Heights

Garfi eld Elementary School Principal Patti DiGregorio took a helicopter ride last Thursday – despite being scared of heights – in order to fulfi ll her requirement for the Stop & Shop A+ Schools program. While DiGregorio fl ew over Revere Beach, Beachmont and the Garfi eld School, students, staff and teachers assembled on...

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Stamping out the Cold – Letter Carriers Are Experts in Dealing With Artic Temps

January 26, 2011
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Stamping out the Cold – Letter Carriers Are Experts in Dealing With Artic Temps

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There are days in the middle of summer when it’s quite a drag to be cooped up in an office, or stuck inside of a workshop or any other kind of indoor environment. Then there are days like this past Monday, when the temperature was in the single digits and the...

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Positive Prognosis – Elected officials give Gov. Patrick’s health insurance plan good reviews

January 26, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A proposed municipal healthcare change unveiled last Friday by Gov. Deval Patrick is getting good initial reviews locally – with most indicating that they like the plan, but hope that it moves quickly through the Legislature. Speaking to the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA), Gov. Patrick – as promised – unveiled...

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Reports Provide a Quick Glimpse into the Future of the Mayor’s Race

January 26, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Campaign finance reports became available late last week, giving a glimpse into the early workings of several potential candidates for mayor in this year’s City Election. The reports cover the entirety of campaign finance activity in 2010, including expenditures and monies collected. This year, an election year, will require reports...

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Police Briefs 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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Tuesday, Jan. 18 No Arrests Reported Wednesday, Jan. 19 Jose Arevalo, 27, of Chelsea, was charged with two counts of distribution of a Class B drug and two counts of a school zone violation. Juvenile, a 16-year-old youth was charged with assault with intent to murder, giving a false name, assault and battery by...

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The Right Move

January 26, 2011
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Patrick takes a move toward fiscal sanity Governor Deval Patrick has given the cities and towns of the Commonwealth the right to hold expedited negotiations with unions representing municipal employees whose health insurance is being paid by the various communities. If, after quick negotiations with those unions, there is no agreement reached, the cities...

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Nancy Barile

January 26, 2011
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Support of her colleagues speaks volumes By all accounts, Revere High School teacher Nancy Barile was subjected to Internet character assassination last week. Every effort was being made, with no unsubstantiated rumor spared, to destroy Barile’s reputation by linking her to an alleged sex scandal at Revere High School where she has taught for...

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Sports 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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RHS hockey team defeats Northeast, 3-1 The Revere High hockey team got back on the winning track with a 3-1 triumph over Northeast Regional Vocational School last Thursday to avenge an earlier loss in the season to Northeast. After The Patriots spotted the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead after one period, R.J. Tiorano knotted...

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Obituaries 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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Pamela Perullo Real estate agent for Comfort Home Realty Pamela A. Perullo of Revere died most unexpectedly at her Revere home on January 9. She was 56 years old. Born in Winthrop, she was a lifelong resident of Revere and a 1972 graduate of Revere High School. For the past five years, she worked...

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Sticker Shock

January 19, 2011
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Sticker Shock

Printing business and political mainstay is shutting down seth@reverejournal.com In the coming City Election, there will be one major player sitting out this time around. It’s not a candidate or an incumbent office holder, but rather a place that most politicians go – Art-Tone Studios on Beach Street in Revere. For the past 50...

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School Official Faces Serious Charges Following Parking Fracus

January 19, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A former School Committee member and current School Department employee has been charged with several major offenses by Revere Police following a fight over a parking spot. Now, School Superintendent Paul Dakin said he wants to have a serious talk with the employee this week. Michael Ciarlone, a former elected...

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