Rams are great late in victory over Patriots

November 5, 2009
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With nine minutes to play in Friday’s game, the Patriots very much alive in their hopes to upset a very strong Lynn Classical team. Revere trailed by only seven points and had not allowed the Rams to score at all to that point in the second half. Unfortunately, the Lynn Classical quickly offense found...

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The Talbot – Case Plea agreement done in the name of justice

November 5, 2009
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The agreement by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office to allow one of the Talbot murder case principals to plead out is based on sound legal logic. We believe it puts the case one step closer to adjudication and just about everyone in Revere hoping for justice to be done in this instance has...

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Reinstein’s Stand – State Rep. is a strong voice for expanded gaming

November 5, 2009
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As the casino gambling debate gets officially underway on Beacon Hill, we believe we can rely on our Representative Kathi Anne Reinstein for real leadership before a final deal is made to allow a license for a casino at Suffolk Downs. Reinstein favors such a license – as we do. She knows such a...

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Arrest Report 11-04-09

November 5, 2009
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 Armand S. Elderkin, 36, listed as homeless, was arrested on charges of breaking & entering in the nighttime with the intent to commit a felony and malicious destruction of property over $250. Arthur A. Looby, 60, of 21 Highland St., was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, making a threat to...

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Obituaries 11-04-09

November 5, 2009
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Philip Barletta Revere resident Philip A. Barletta of Revere died on November 1. He was the beloved husband of the late Frances (Amabello) Barletta; devoted father of Patricia Romano and her husband, Robert; dear brother of Anthony "Tony" Barletta Jr. and loving grandfather of Gennara and Nicholas Romano. His Funeral will be held from...

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Revere falls flat against Lynn English

October 29, 2009
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Revere falls flat against Lynn English

The Revere High Patriots suffered their worst defeat of the season on Friday when they were annihilated, 40-0 by the Lynn English Bulldogs. The already-shorthanded Patriots suffered injuries to a pair of its key players during the loss, bringing the total number of injured starters to a distressing nine. Quarterback Paul Norton took a...

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Check these out! – Audit reveals more than $220,000 in questionable — and in some cases very odd — purchases

October 29, 2009
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Check these out! – Audit reveals more than $220,000 in questionable — and in some cases very odd — purchases

The waiting list hasn’t been too long for patrons at the Revere Public Library that want to check out any one of the alleged four statues of the Elephant Man that were purchased. Then again, those statues weren’t anywhere to be found in the library either. Those statues and many other odd and downright...

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In Ward 3, war of words heats up

October 29, 2009
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There’s no love lost between the two Ward 3 candidates this time around, incumbent Arthur Guinasso and challenger Brian Vesce. The two families have historically not gotten along, and at least once several years’ back, they were in Suffolk Superior Court arguing about which family had done the worst thing to the other. A...

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Signs point to a hotly-contested battle in Ward 2

October 29, 2009
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While there are plenty of issues to discuss in the contentious Ward 2 battle, it seems that the race has continued to be the battle of the disappearing political sign. Incumbent Ira Novoselsky and challenger Steven Morabito have both run hard and long campaigns – with Morabito jumping out as early as January. They...

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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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It’s Up To You – Council seats are in your hands

October 29, 2009
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Next Tuesday is Election Day. We urge everyone registered to vote to get out and vote. It is important. This year, there is a large slate of candidates and a compelling referendum issue. Without a mayor’s race, turnout is expected to be lower than usual, perhaps 35-40 percent. While there is no mayor’s race,...

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A Bad Sign – Sorry happenings in Ward 2

October 29, 2009
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There is a close battle being waged between Councillor Ira Novoselsky and Steven Morabito. Novoselsky reported Friday to police that 50 of his campaign signs had been torn down. We do not believe for a moment this is the work of Morabito. Rather, it is the work of an anti-Ira Novoselsky voter. Such activities...

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Obituaries 10-27-09

October 29, 2009
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John Griffin, 89 MBTA Retiree, US Marine wounded at Guadalcanal during World War II John T. Griffin, a lifetime resident of Revere, died on September 14 after a long illness at Eastpointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Chelsea. He was 89 years old. Born and raised in Revere, he was a graduate of Revere...

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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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Arrest Report 10-27-09

October 29, 2009
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 Jennaneo Antonio Garcia, 32, of Lynn, was arrested on a charge of being rude & disorderly in violation of the city ordinance. Nicolas E. Diaz, 24, of Dorchester, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Richard DiRocco, 37, of 14 Kingsmen Ave.,...

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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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Patriots come from behind and stun the Tanners

October 21, 2009
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Three years ago, the Revere High Patriots won an 18-6 game against Peabody Tanners at Veterans Memorial High to end a five-game losing streak and a 16-year drought against the Tanners. Last Friday, the Patriots once again turned their fortunes around at the hands of the Tanners by beating Peabody, 27-25. The football rivalry...

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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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Unhealthy, Unwise – When politics becomes a hindrance

October 21, 2009
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The local Health Department stopped Councillor-at-Large candidate George Rotondo from inoculating residents at a flu clinic being held at Saint Anthony’s Church earlier this week. A number of councillor-at-large candidates apparently complained that Rotondo would have an undue advantage if he got to perform the inoculations, many of which would have included young children...

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Revere’s Finest – Lt. Azzari and Officer Rose are honored

October 21, 2009
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The Hanna Awards Committee of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security has acknowledged the heroism and valor shown by two Revere Police officers following a homicide in Revere last year. Lt. John Azzari and Officer James Rose will be presented with the Medal of Valor and the Medal of Honor respectively during...

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Obituaries – 10-20-09

October 21, 2009
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Rita McGuirk, 94 Popular Longtime Hilltop Steak House Waitress Rita M. (Caissie) McGuirk of Revere died on October 18 at Eastpointe Nursing Center of Chelsea following a brief illness. She was 94 years old. Born in Chelsea, she was a lifelong resident of Revere and a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1932....

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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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Revere Roundup

October 13, 2009
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Revere Roundup

  Simpson paces girls cross country team In an impressive display of top-of-the-order strength and overall team depth, the Revere High School girls cross country team easily defeated the Salem Witches, 18-45, last week at the three-mile course at Gallows Hill Park in Salem. Jessica Simpson finished first overall, in 21:50, while Caitlyn Caramello...

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