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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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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