Arrest Report 12-30-2009

December 30, 2009
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Monday, December 21 Malcolm Xavier George, 18, of Chelsea, was charged with larceny of property over $250. Josephine Pellegrini, 43, of 259 Lantern Rd, was arrested on one warrant. Eric Sheehan, 31, of Dracut, was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250 and two counts of assault. Tuesday, December 22 Fabiola Charles, 23,...

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Deck the hall – New function hall opens at former ITAM

December 16, 2009
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Deck the hall – New function hall opens at former ITAM

Walking into the new Casa Lucia Function Hall – and remembering the old ITAM – is like a wayward homeowner looking at the final results on one of those home makeover television shows. Well, it may not be quite that dramatic, but the new facility has been turning heads and getting universal words of...

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Jenkins and Restiano lead Pats to victory in DeCristoforo’s first game

December 16, 2009
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Jenkins and Restiano lead Pats to victory in DeCristoforo’s first game

Junior forward Morgan Jenkins and freshman guard Gena Restiano combined for 41 points as the Revere High girls basketball team opened its season with an impressive 64-41 victory over Medford Friday night. The game marked the head coaching debut at Revere High for Diana DeCristoforo. Jenkins, a two-time league All-Star, scored 20 of her...

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Chamber launches new, fully-loaded website

December 16, 2009
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Chamber launches new, fully-loaded website

The Revere Chamber of Commerce has launched its new, state of the art website and it’s fully loaded. Full features will benefit members and Revere’s business community as a whole. Visit us at www.RevereChamber.org. The Chamber’s new multimedia website, designed by Sound & Vision (SAV) Media on Squire Road in Revere, sports such features...

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The Grinch has nothing on this guy – First Congregational; church puts out a call to the community to help replace stolen Toy Drive gifts

December 16, 2009
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There are scrooges during the Christmas season, and then there are downright villains. The First Congregational Church at the corner of Central Avenue and Beach Street came face to face with the work of a villain this past weekend when they discovered that more than 70 gifts for their annual children’s toy drive had...

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Another defendant pleas out; complicated and complex trial will begin in three weeks

December 16, 2009
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Two down, two to go. The girlfriend of alleged triggerman Robert Iacoviello Jr. – who is charged with the murder of off-duty Revere Police Officer Dan Talbot – pleaded guilty to one felony count of being an accessory after the fact of murder just three weeks before trial. She will not, however, be testifying...

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The Talbot Case – Long-awaited trial will provide much-needed answers

December 16, 2009
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Three weeks before the trial of those accused of killing Revere Police Officer Dan Talbot is scheduled, the second of the four involved has pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact. Derrick Lodie plead guilty to being an accessory to manslaughter about one month ago. He is likely to serve near to...

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Beach Erosion – In this case, building barriers is a great idea

December 16, 2009
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The recent wind and rain storm this part of the Northeast experienced caused tons of sand to be swept from Revere Beach and onto the roadway. This required many man hours of front end loader operation as well as dump trucks to remove the sand from the Revere Beach Parkway and to toss most...

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Police Blotter 12-16-2009

December 16, 2009
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Apparent shooting at an underage drinking party A huge underage drinking party in an abandoned, foreclosed home on Broadway last weekend erupted into violence, sending one man to the hospital. Police were summoned to a convenience store on Broadway around 5:30 a.m. last Saturday for a man who was believed to be shot. Witnesses...

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Arrest Report 12-16-2009

December 16, 2009
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 7 Shawn Lynch, 48, of 350 Revere Beach Blvd., was arrested on charges of assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon, assault & battery, and disorderly conduct. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 Heidi D. Chabuz, 29, of East Boston, was arrested on charges of larceny of property over $250, illegal possession of...

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Obituaries 12-16-2009

December 16, 2009
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David White International Wool Broker David J. White of Point of Pines Revere died on December 10 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 83 years old. Born in Arlington, he was a US Air Force veteran of World War II, an International Wool Broker and the proprietor of DJ White Company. He was...

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A driving force – City receives federal funds for Wonderland garage project

December 8, 2009
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A driving force – City receives federal funds for Wonderland garage project

A parking garage has probably never drawn such accolades as it did Monday when officials gathered at Wonderland to celebrate a parking garage Stimulus award, but then again, it isn’t any ordinary garage. With Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) and Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Milton), as well as a cadre of other state officials and bureaucrats,...

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Revere football players help Northeast Regional make history

December 8, 2009
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Revere football players help Northeast Regional make history

The Northeast Regional football team won the first Super Bowl championship in the history of the Wakefield vocational school, defeating Brighton, 22-12, in the Division 4A contest Saturday at Bentley University. Northeast earned the trip to the Bowl by winning the Commonwealth Athletic Conference Small championship and then besting Marian, 24-14, in the semifinals....

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Revere fields a ‘Dream Team’ in the Saugus Invitational All-Star tourney

December 8, 2009
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With a team comprised of 11 and 12 year-old all-stars from both McMackin and St. Mary’s baseball little leagues, Revere competed in the 2009 Saugus Invitational All-Star Tournament along with teams representing Saugus, Wakefield, Malden and Lynnfield. Led by head coach John Leone and assistant coaches Mark Scearbo and Anthony Palermo, Revere dominated and...

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The greenbacks are coming! The greenbacks are coming! – Paul Revere School gets $9.6 million state check during ceremony last Friday

December 8, 2009
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The greenbacks are coming! The greenbacks are coming! – Paul Revere School gets $9.6 million state check during ceremony last Friday

Using the nearly completed façade of the new Paul Revere School as a background, State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill handed over a $9.6 million check to the city last Friday. Masons put the finishing touches on brickwork around a towering archway that frames the front of the school last Friday, and meanwhile,...

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For 25 years, Ferraro has been turning K-9’s into ‘A’ students

December 8, 2009
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Dogs just seem to want to follow former Revere resident Joe Ferraro, and he leads them to good behavior. Ferraro has owned Joe’s K-9 Academy for some 25 years, and despite the down economy, is having one of the best business runs that he’s seen. “The animal business is not just good, it’s spectacular,”...

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Police Blotter 12-8-09

December 8, 2009
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30 Robert F. Cooper, 24, of 583 Beach St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Brian B. Flint, 48, of 16 Eastern Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of illegal possession of a Class D controlled narcotic substance. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 Joseph D. Dempsey, 34, of Chelsea,...

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Arrest Report 12-8-09

December 8, 2009
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Nothing routine about this traffic stop A proactive traffic stop on Mountain Avenue last Saturday afternoon led police to a large cache of drugs and cash attributed to a Florida man who said he was a hurricane victim. Officers were doing a neighborhood patrol when a van with Florida plates appeared and looked a...

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The Wonderland Garage – This could be the start of something big

December 8, 2009
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A gaggle of political powers, including Congressman Edward Markey, Governor Deval Patrick, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, Mayor Thomas Ambrosino and many others convened at the Wonderland T station Monday afternoon to celebrate the completion of funding by the state and federal government which is making the Wonderland parking garage a reality. The...

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Get Well, George – Best wishes, Councillor Colella

December 8, 2009
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Councillor at Large George Colella took a spill on Broadway following the council meeting Monday. He hit his head, causing a cut and a bump, and he spent a night at the Whidden Hospital. Obviously, it will take more than a cut and a bump on the head to derail Colella from his duties...

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Obituaries 12-8-09

December 8, 2009
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Anna Leone Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Anna (Albano) Leone of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on December 7. The beloved wife of the late Alfred "Primo" Leone with whom she shared 60 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Alfred A. Leone and his wife, Carol, of Rowley, Leonard...

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Frustrations mount as conditions deteriorate at the McKinley School

November 25, 2009
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Frustrations mount as conditions deteriorate at the McKinley School

The McKinley School is bursting at the seams this year, and this week parents and former parents have risen up in protest – saying the current facility is no place for their children to learn. However, until a new school to replace the McKinley is definitely in the pipeline, the parents do not want...

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Call it ‘Thanksgetting’

November 25, 2009
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The city scored a major victory late last week when Mayor Tom Ambrosino learned that more then $22 million in Stimulus funds would be coming to rescue the stalled parking garage at Wonderland – an improvement that has been called the lynchpin of the larger $500 million Waterfront Square development. For the past two...

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Police Blotter 11-25-2009

November 25, 2009
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Man robbed at gunpoint A man parked his GMC Denali at the corner of Rumney Road and Broadway last Friday around 8 p.m. His attention went to something on the floor of his vehicle, and he put his head down. Suddenly, a man jumped in the passenger door and pulled out a black handgun,...

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