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Police Briefs 10-19-2011

October 20, 2011
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 Diane M. Amoroso, 51, of 220 Proctor Ave., was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor (2nd offense), operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger, and armed assault with intent to murder. She also was cited for the civil motor vehicle infraction...
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Obituaries 10-19-2011

October 20, 2011
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Rev. Paul R.E. Francis  Former Pastor of St. Theresa’s Parish in Revere Reverend Paul R. E. Francis of Boston entered into eternal life on October 16. He was 96 years old. Father Francis was born in Belize, formerly British Honduras, on June 16, 1915. He was raised in Belize and attended St. John’s College...
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Hip Hop Star Big D ready to play in Brazilian Beauty Contest in East Boston

October 19, 2011
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An emerging Hip Hop Act ready for a breakthrough towards the mainstream, the East Boston-based  Big D is currently working on his first album, promising mixed influences from Reggaeton, Urban Hip Hip to R&B and lyrics that praise the glamorous side of the fame. On October 22nd, Big D will be the feature presentation...
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RFD Adds 15 to Its Ranks

October 13, 2011
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RFD Adds 15 to Its Ranks

The reinforcements have been called in at the Revere Fire Department, with the City swearing in 15 new firefighters last Thursday in a ceremony that brought out so many people that there was literally nowhere to sit, stand or move in the City Council Chambers. All 15 raised their hands simultaneously and repeated the...
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Foot Patrols Give Officers a Leg Up: Early Results Are Positive; Candidates Disagree with Ambrosino’s Stance

October 13, 2011
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No matter who is elected mayor in November, it appears that there will be a change in philosophy when it comes to police foot patrols on Broadway. Two weeks ago, Councillor Dan Rizzo put in a late motion at the Council meeting calling for an immediate foot patrol to be instituted on Broadway, saying...
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Light in Sight: Casino Legislation Nears Completion

October 13, 2011
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The expanded gambling bill is expected to pass the State Senate this week where it has been discussed for almost nine days. Every aspect of the bill has been carefully scrutinized by senators all seeking to have some input before voting on the matter. That vote is expected Thursday or Friday. If it passes...
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Obituaries 10-12-2011

October 13, 2011
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Frank Capano, Sr. Former Revere Housing Authority Supervisor Frank R. “Hotty” Capano, Sr., husband of Mary Lou (Gilbert) Capano of Douglassville, PA and Newport Richey, Florida, died October 8 in his Douglassville, PA residence. He was 90 years old. Born in Revere, the son of the late Nellie (DeAngelis) and Frank Capano, he was...
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Police Briefs 10-12-2011

October 13, 2011
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Monday, Oct. 3 Joseph Ardolino, 43, of Everett, was arrested on one warrant. Jared Chambers, 23, of 223 North Shore Rd, was arrested on one warrant. Raymond DeFranzo IV, 19, of 36 Roosevelt St, was arrested on one warrant. Carla Gioe, 47, of Malden, was charged with illegal possession of a Class A drug...
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Always Shining: Lighthouse Celebrates 25 Years of Exceptional Care

October 5, 2011
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Always Shining: Lighthouse Celebrates 25 Years of Exceptional Care

On the site of the city’s former community hospital has sprung a community landmark that has bloomed brightly now for 25 years. Lighthouse Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center is celebrating its 25th year in business this fall, looking back at a lot of good times and excellent care. “I know they’re a really great...
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MCAS Results Fail to Meet District-wide Goals

October 5, 2011
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For several years now, Superintendent Paul Dakin has been bookending every gleaming report on the district’s MCAS scores with a complicated speech about the “fatal flaw” in the MCAS system. When Revere schools made major jumps on test scores, he and his administrative staff were careful to acknowledge the success, but with a warning...
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Friendly Fire: Elderly Man OK After Being Struck by a Fire Hose

October 5, 2011
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There are some events that move from the bizarre to the improbable, and an incident on Park Avenue and Dale Street last Friday easily outdistances both categories. “We’re really talking about a freak accident here,” said Fire Chief Gene Doherty, describing the scene where an elderly man was hit by a fire hose accidentally...
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Third Down: Patriots Blank Salem for Their Third Win of 2011

October 5, 2011
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The Revere High football team turned in its best all around effort of the season to bring home a 14-0 victory at Salem Friday evening. Coach Lou Cicatelli’s Patriots took control of the contest from the outset, marching 70 yards in eight plays on their first possession to grab an early 7-0 lead. Drew...
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Safety Concerns: Rizzo Calls for a Meeting with Police Chief and Commanding Officers Following Flap

October 5, 2011
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The recent suspension of a Revere police officer for dereliction of duty following a television report that found him spending hours at home when he was supposed to be on duty out on the street or in his patrol car has prompted the city council to take action. City Councillor at large, candidate for...
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Police Briefs 10-05-2011

October 5, 2011
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Revere man faces attempted murder charge A High Street man is being charged with attempted murder after allegedly nearly choking his girlfriend to death in their home last Sunday morning. Police arrived at the home around 4 a.m. and found the woman alone in the home, but absolutely distraught. She had bruises and scrapes...
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Obituaries 10-05-2011

October 5, 2011
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Edward Beechin  Revere resident Edward M. Beechin of Revere, formerly of Malden and Everett, died on September 28. He was the beloved husband of the late Cynthia (Costa); devoted father of Cheri Harris and her husband, Richard of Revere, Scott Beechin and his wife, Christine of Malden, Rhonda Papa of Florida, Patty Natarelli and...
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Habitat for Humanity

September 28, 2011
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Habitat for Humanity

Anthony and his son, Robert DelVecchio, joined a team of volunteers from around the country for a 10-day house building in Corvallis, Oregon with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is an international organization dedicated to building safe and affordable housing for those in need. To date Habitat for Humanity has built more than...
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Laundromat Proponent, Councillors Clear the Air on Summer-long Situation

September 28, 2011
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Applicants and councillors involved in a Beachmont Square Laundromat proposal presented their plans and cleared the air in what has become a messy situation in the Square’s business community. Ralph Toretta – of Toretta’s Bakery – came before the Council Monday night and presented his plan for siting a Laundromat at 684 Winthrop Ave....
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Urban Trail Promotes Walking, Healthy Living

September 28, 2011
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The future of Revere could be in the shoes. Walking shoes, that is. A group of residents around the Whelan School, City officials and an initiative by RevereCARES have combined efforts to launch the new Urban Trail at a celebration this Saturday, October 1, at the Whelan Field from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....
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State Police Investigation Reportedly Focuses on Revere Officers

September 28, 2011
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A nebulous State Police investigation into the conduct of two off-duty Revere Police Officers this week is short on certainties and long on postulation. Late last week, television media outlets in Boston began reporting that the State Police were investigating an allegation brought forth by a woman who said two off-duty Revere Police officers...
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Gaming Debate: Job Creation Rightfully Takes Priority

September 28, 2011
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With the House version of the expanded gambling bill already passed, the state Senate has now taken up the measure for discussion. That discussion is taking place right now and will apparently last the week. A vote on the Senate measure will come at the beginning of next week. Senator Anthony Petruccelli, our man...
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