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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Thanksgiving 2009 – Confronting our adversity, remaining optimistic

November 25, 2009
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This time last year, the national economy was preparing for collapse. The economy’s beginning of the end, or as Churchill once said, the end of the beginning, came into full force in and around Thanksgiving 2008. Yet we all sat down with our families and friends last year for a hearty Thanksgiving dinner. One...

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Obituaries 11-25-2009

November 25, 2009
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Ralph Carrozza Sr., 90 Member of Famed "Merrill’s Marauders" Ralph Carrozza Sr. of Wilmington, formerly of Revere and East Boston, died at the Sawtelle Family Hospice of Reading after a brief illness on November 22. He was 90 years old. Mr. Carrozza was born to a family of 13 in East Boston on May...

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The Final Cut – Gus the Barber ends a long career on Revere Street

November 19, 2009
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The Final Cut – Gus the Barber ends a long career on Revere Street

For the past several decades, there’s one barber on Revere Street who has been a cut above everyone else – and that would be Gus Pecoraro, otherwise known as Gus the Barber. His tenure in his well-decorated shop near the intersection of American Legion Highway, however, will come to an end on Dec. 31...

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Henry’s successor could be in place as soon as Dec. 7

November 19, 2009
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With one signature of Gov. Deval Patrick, candidates for City Clerk are once again lining up for the chance to succeed interim City Clerk John Henry. On Tuesday, November 10, the governor signed a new law that repealed life tenure for the Revere City Clerk – making the job a three-year appointment. “For all...

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Beachmont project thrust into national spotlight; job figures were overblown

November 19, 2009
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There’s apparently a striking similarity between a magician’s rabbit and the numbers of jobs reportedly created by the Federal Stimulus Bill. The similarity is that they’re both pulled out of a hat. As national lawmakers began touting the success of the $787 billion Stimulus Bill recently, in preparation most likely to call for a...

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RHS Powder Puff team ready to take on Peabody

November 19, 2009
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By Nicholas DeAngelis Revere Patriots Powder Puff football team faces Peabody this Saturday at 1 pm at Peabody. The Revere Powder Puff tradition had started in the late ‘70s and through the years they have been playing against various teams such as Winthrop, Everett, North Reading, and now Peabody. The Patriots defeated Peabody last...

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Arrest Report 11-19-09

November 19, 2009
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Ismael Maldonado Jr., 31, of Saugus was arrested on an outstanding warrant and as a fugitive from justice. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 Jose C. Camacho, 30, of Boston, was arrested on a charge of armed home invasion. Efrain C. Hernandez, 21, of Providence, R.I., was arrested on a charge of armed home...

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The Next City Clerk – Make the process as transparent as possible

November 19, 2009
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City Council President Dan Rizzo has asked the city council to embark on a public type search for a new city clerk. With the retirement recently of Revere’s longtime city clerk John Henry, there is the opportunity to fill the post. Rizzo’s request seeking a selection process in order to pick the best candidate...

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Dr. Ailish Hayes – She left an indelible mark on the city

November 19, 2009
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Many many parents of youngsters growing up in this city and in Winthrop have lost a great friend and doctor with the death of Ailish Hayes. Dr. Hayes, a beautiful, charming, intelligent woman with a great reputation as a doctor’s doctor, died recently following a battle with cancer. She was 58. As the owner...

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The Dean – Colella enters his 50th year in elected office

November 19, 2009
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If you count the two year term he just won, George Colella now enters 50 year of elective public office in the city where he has made his life and his reputation. Fifty at anything these days is an accomplishment. But 50 years in elective public office in a city as politically active as...

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