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 On Tuesday, November 10, the governor signed a new law that repealed life tenure for the Revere City Clerk – making the job a three-year appointment.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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Obituaries 11-19-09

November 19, 2009
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Marguerite ‘Betty’ Galzerano, 86 Winthrop resident Marguerite "Betty" E. (Rothwell) Galzerano, a 58-year resident of Winthrop, died on November 14 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. She was 86 years old. The wife of the late Lt. Col. Samuel Joseph Galzerano (USAF), she was born in Boston and worked as a secretary in real...

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With the Council set, attention turns to the next mayor’s race

November 11, 2009
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With the Council set, attention turns to the next mayor’s race

If one were to call this recent City Election anything but a mayoral litmus test, then they’d seriously be missing what was written between the lines of the prolonged campaign season. The Councillor at-large race had everything to do on the surface with who made it on the Council and who didn’t, naturally. However,...

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Homeowners can expect a modest increase

November 11, 2009
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Property taxes have taken a turn for the better this year when it comes to the once-painful plight local homeowners. Commercial property, though, not so much. Reports indicate that homeowners can expect a small increase or decrease on their tax bill this year, while commercial property owners will probably see quite an increase. City...

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Haas has edge in maneuvering for Council presidency

November 11, 2009
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The city council presidency for the coming term beginning with the New Year is attracting major attention with the prospect that Mayor Thomas Ambrosino may be leaving before his term expires. The rumors about the mayor leaving are abundant, however the mayor himself has said repeatedly he has nowhere to go presently. Insiders insist...

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What it all means – Assessing the results of last week’s election

November 11, 2009
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The voters have spoken. It turned out not to be a great year of change – but there were changes nevertheless. Those changes will affect how this city is governed and will also impact the future and exactly how it plays out during the next two years at city hall. In the at-large councillor...

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Arrest Report 11-11-09

November 11, 2009
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 Luis Arnoldo Alvarez, 19, of 120 Marshall St., was arrested on charges of malicious destruction of property under $250, larceny of property over $250, possession of burglarious tools, and receiving stolen property under $250. A 16 year old juvenile was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a knife in violation...

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Obituaries 11-11-09

November 11, 2009
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Phillip Barisano Served aboard the USS Missouri Phillip R. Barisano of East Boston died on November 8. A US Navy veteran serving on the USS Missouri and a member of Local 3, he was the beloved husband of more than 59 years of Eleanor (Valen) Barisano; devoted father of Robert Barisano and his fiancé,...

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Rotondo wins at-large seat; Stacey Rizzo elected to School Committee; Question 1 is defeated – Dan Rizzo tops Council ticket; Correggio out

November 5, 2009
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Rotondo wins at-large seat; Stacey Rizzo elected to School Committee; Question 1 is defeated – Dan Rizzo tops Council ticket; Correggio out

Voting was heavier than expected in Tuesday’s City Election, with the most interest coming for the School Committee – which logged nearly 10,000 more votes cast than the at-large Council race. A beautiful sunny day and several contentious races brought out a voter turnout of 36 percent. While the at-large race garnered the most...

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Pals rally for fall championship

November 5, 2009
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Pals rally for fall championship

The Revere Pals captured the 2009 Tenth Player fall baseball championship with a thrilling 6-5 comeback victory over the Tenth Player Wreck of Malden team in nine innings on Oct. 26 at St. Mary’s Field in Revere. Sal Guarino had an infield single to drive in the winning run for the Revere 10-12 year-old...

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Lodie makes a surprise deal – Sentence could be as short as six years, as long as 12

November 5, 2009
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In a case full of jokers and aces, Derek Lodie pulled out the wildest of wild cards last week when he took a plea deal for 8-12 years in prison and a significant reduction in charges for his role in the murder of off-duty police officer Daniel Talbot in 2007. Out of the blue,...

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Wiretaps, DNA and shell casings: Trial preparations not short on twists and turns

November 5, 2009
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The trial concerning the murder of Revere Police Officer Dan Talbot took a major turn upside down last week, but even before then, there were some new revelations coming from the prosecution. Whether it’s a jailhouse wiretap, newly discovered DNA evidence, or the DNA testing of Revere cops – the drama never seems to...

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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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