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Big business: Council races generate heavy spending

October 29, 2009
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Campaign spending on the Nov. 3 City Election showed the at-large race tipping the scales on spending for several candidates, with some heavy spending also going on in the Ward 2 and Ward 3 races as well. Campaign Finance Reports were due on Monday for the election period through Oct. 16, and it appeared...

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Police Briefs 10-27-09

October 29, 2009
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Road rage (of sorts) If there were a reason, it probably would not be good enough to justify why Michael Thornier allegedly destroyed an SUV with a brick last Saturday evening. Police were called to 927 Broadway around 7:30 p.m. last Saturday and found a Toyota Highlander completely destroyed in the street and Thorner,...

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Strength in numbers – Three strong candidates emerge in Ward 4

October 21, 2009
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Strength in numbers – Three strong candidates emerge in Ward 4

This election season, incumbents and challengers have been at each other’s throats in every political race except one. That race would be for Ward 4 councillor, where a vacant seat left behind by Councillor George Rotondo – who is running at-large – has brought out three extremely qualified candidates. All three have been campaigning...

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Is this Iowa? No, it’s Revere

October 21, 2009
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Is this Iowa? No, it’s Revere

There must be magic in the corn seeds that Marc Telfort plants in the front yard garden of his Hyde Street home, as he has produced a bountiful harvest over the last few years – with eye-catching plants that tower two-stories tall. Neighbors and passers-by have noticed Telfort’s garden especially this year as many...

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Iacoviello will most likely provide a DNA sample

October 21, 2009
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Another milestone in the Officer Dan Talbot murder trial unfolded this week when a motion hearing took place Tuesday in Dedham that took up numerous motions by the prosecution and defense. The case is slated for trial this January. There has been no official action in the case for quite some time, but motions...

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Clearing all obstacles

October 13, 2009
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Clearing all obstacles

There’s not much that can or will stand in the way of 10-year-old Carolina Martinez. Not Muscular Dystrophy. Not being in a wheelchair. Not severe breathing problems. And certainly not the MCAS test. Martinez, who developed a very rare form of Muscular Dystrophy (MD) as a one-year-old baby, has overcome a tremendous amount of...

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The Environment – Mill Creek neighbors unite behind wild swan in hopes of making the area a bird sanctuary

October 13, 2009
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Shopping carts and hazardous waste on Mill Creek have quietly yielded in recent years to fish and wildlife – and one wild swan nicknamed ‘Gus’ has united residents on both sides of the creek with his friendly demeanor and unique personality. Mill Creek, which serves as the city line between Revere and Chelsea, was...

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Small consolation Teen takes 15-year plea deal for 2008 murder; family finds it hard to accept short sentence

October 13, 2009
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Bryant Street resident Storm Mandeville, 61, was in his house one night last year when an acquaintance knocked on his door – a young man who later stabbed him numerous times and took the ultimate thing that he had, his life. For that, Richard Southern, now 19, got 15 years in jail. He’ll be...

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Where stories never rest – Re-dedication ceremony held at the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground

October 7, 2009
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Where stories never rest – Re-dedication ceremony held at the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground

The dead just won’t rest at the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground, and it’s a good thing because it means their stories will never be lost to history. Last Sunday, the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground Restoration Committee and the Revere Society for Cultural and Historic Preservation (RSCHP) held a re-dedication of the 316-year-old cemetery, profiling...

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When it comes to worker’s comp, Tentindo is a real professional

October 7, 2009
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When it comes to worker’s comp, Tentindo is a real professional

When a Patriots or Red Sox player gets hurt badly, the Patriots and Red Sox organizations send the players to Revere native and noted attorney, Vincent Tentindo. While it’s not quite that simple, Tentindo has carved out a niche as one of the foremost authorities on the legalities of worker’s compensation cases, having written...

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City braces for more cuts at the state level

October 7, 2009
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It is said that one cannot squeeze blood from a turnip, and so city officials are saying this week that nothing more can be squeezed from their budgets either. Last Friday, Gov. Deval Patrick announced that the state had collected far less in revenues than it expected in September. In fact, the shortfall left...

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Mayor hopes to enroll city employees in the state’s CIG

October 7, 2009
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Meanwhile, one measure of savings that the mayor is putting on his Christmas list is getting employees into the state’s Group Insurance Commission (GIC). Ambrosino said the city could have saved $4 million this year alone by transferring employees from the city’s insurance plan to the state’s larger insurance pool. The GIC is a...

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Aging gracefully runs in the family – Like her father before her, Carmella Sordillo carries mantle as Revere’s oldest resident

October 3, 2009
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Aging gracefully runs in the family – Like her father before her, Carmella Sordillo carries mantle as Revere’s oldest resident

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Revere’s oldest resident, Carmela ‘Cam’ Sordillo, is still going strong at 105 and she’s not the first one in her family to carry the title of oldest Revere resident. Sordillo, who lives on Harris Street, turned 105 last July, and apparently hasn’t missed a step, according to her niece Dottie...

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Reward offered in 1974 abduction case

October 3, 2009
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Reward offered in 1974 abduction case

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Revere Police Chief Terence Reardon announced a $5,000 reward last week in connection with the 1974 disappearance of a 10-year-old Revere boy. Leigh Savoie (pronounced Sa-voy), who would now be 45, has been missing since the morning of April 7, 1974, when he left his State...

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School Committee will await the voters’ decision

October 3, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The final decision on the controversial school contraception policy is headed to the November ballot after the Revere School Committee voted not to temporarily suspend the new policy that allows high school students to receive contraceptives. On September 22, the School Committee voted at the beginning of its meeting to...

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Don’t abandon all hope – Problem still exists, but not to such a serious degree

September 24, 2009
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Don’t abandon all hope – Problem still exists, but not to such a serious degree

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There’s not much good news when it comes to the housing stock in Revere these days, but one piece of good news is that it appears the number of abandoned properties has leveled off. Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Director Nick Catinazzo told the Journal that his department has just sent...

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Experienced volleyball team off to a solid start

September 24, 2009
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Experienced volleyball team off to a solid start

How are things going for the Revere High School volleyball team? Very nicely. With eight seniors on the roster and a very solid starting six, the Patriots are off to a 3-2 start in the newly-formed Northeastern Conference/Cape Ann League. The Pats improved to 3-2 with a 3-0 shutout of Wilmington on Monday. Earlier...

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DeLeo holds the cards, and he’s ready to play

September 24, 2009
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DeLeo holds the cards, and he’s ready to play

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There has been a major change in the casino gambling debate, and the source of that change lies in the office of the speaker of the House of Representatives, Revere’s representative, Bob DeLeo (D-Winthrop). This week, DeLeo told the Journal that his long-standing reservation about full-scale casinos has softened because...

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Christian Film Fest begins tomorrow in Revere

September 24, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Faithful crowds will flock to the Showcase Cinemas starting this Thursday as the first annual Greater Boston Christian Film Festival gets rolling in Revere. The festival features several prominent Christian movies for adults and children and will last from September 24 to October 1 – and it’s totally free. Additionally,...

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Overlook has eyes for a hotel

September 24, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There has been no kiss-and-hug relationship between Roseland Development of Overlook Ridge in North Revere and the City Council, but Monday night, everyone got a lot friendlier when the company began talking about a new hotel on Salem Street. Earlier this year, Roseland came to the council asking for a...

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