The Pats were good, but the Big Blue was better

October 7, 2009
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The Pats were good, but the Big Blue was better

The Revere High Patriots showed flashes of brilliance last Friday against a very formidable Swampscott High team. Unfortunately, most of those flashes occurred in the first half, and the Big Blue eventually snuffed them out and ran away with a 37-14 win over Revere. Not only did the Patriots hang close to Swampscott in...

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When it comes to worker’s comp, Tentindo is a real professional

October 7, 2009
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When it comes to worker’s comp, Tentindo is a real professional

When a Patriots or Red Sox player gets hurt badly, the Patriots and Red Sox organizations send the players to Revere native and noted attorney, Vincent Tentindo. While it’s not quite that simple, Tentindo has carved out a niche as one of the foremost authorities on the legalities of worker’s compensation cases, having written...

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City braces for more cuts at the state level

October 7, 2009
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It is said that one cannot squeeze blood from a turnip, and so city officials are saying this week that nothing more can be squeezed from their budgets either. Last Friday, Gov. Deval Patrick announced that the state had collected far less in revenues than it expected in September. In fact, the shortfall left...

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Mayor hopes to enroll city employees in the state’s CIG

October 7, 2009
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Meanwhile, one measure of savings that the mayor is putting on his Christmas list is getting employees into the state’s Group Insurance Commission (GIC). Ambrosino said the city could have saved $4 million this year alone by transferring employees from the city’s insurance plan to the state’s larger insurance pool. The GIC is a...

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Time… Down the Drain – A classic case of misplaced priorities

October 7, 2009
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At the United Nations, the Security Council is discussing whether or not Iran must live up to its agreements regarding that nation’s effort to build a nuclear reactor to produce electricity. If they build the reactor and produce enough plutonium, then they might build a nuclear bomb. At the state house, the discussion is...

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Cause for Concern? – Senator involved in alleged accident

October 7, 2009
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Senator Anthony Galluccio is a good guy. He has been a great friend to Revere. We like him. But we worry about him. Another possible automobile accident – this time a hit and run – causes us to believe that Senator Galluccio needs some help. We trust he will do the right thing to...

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Obituaries – 10/6/09

October 7, 2009
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Deborah Rockwood, 40 Of New York, formerly of Winthrop Deborah J. (Nalen) Rockwood of Chittenango, NY died suddenly on September 24 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. She was 40 years old. Raised in Winthrop, she was a beloved daughter, sister and mother. The daughter of George J. Nalen and the late Loretta (Dolan)...

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Aging gracefully runs in the family – Like her father before her, Carmella Sordillo carries mantle as Revere’s oldest resident

October 3, 2009
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Aging gracefully runs in the family – Like her father before her, Carmella Sordillo carries mantle as Revere’s oldest resident

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Revere’s oldest resident, Carmela ‘Cam’ Sordillo, is still going strong at 105 and she’s not the first one in her family to carry the title of oldest Revere resident. Sordillo, who lives on Harris Street, turned 105 last July, and apparently hasn’t missed a step, according to her niece Dottie...

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Patriots chart a better course

October 3, 2009
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Patriots chart a better course

By Pete Legasey For the Journal Badly needing to wash away the taste of last week’s unsightly loss to Medford High, the Revere High Patriots took a step forward on Friday with a hard-fought effort against Danvers. However, the Pats still have yet to rediscover the form that brought them a victory in Week...

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Reward offered in 1974 abduction case

October 3, 2009
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Reward offered in 1974 abduction case

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley and Revere Police Chief Terence Reardon announced a $5,000 reward last week in connection with the 1974 disappearance of a 10-year-old Revere boy. Leigh Savoie (pronounced Sa-voy), who would now be 45, has been missing since the morning of April 7, 1974, when he left his State...

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School Committee will await the voters’ decision

October 3, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The final decision on the controversial school contraception policy is headed to the November ballot after the Revere School Committee voted not to temporarily suspend the new policy that allows high school students to receive contraceptives. On September 22, the School Committee voted at the beginning of its meeting to...

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Two Years and Counting – The Talbot case faces yet another postponement

October 3, 2009
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The Daniel Talbot homicide investigation is now at two years and counting. It appears the prosecution of those apparently involved in the Revere police officer’s murder on the ball field behind Revere High School has grown so complex that the trial scheduled to begin in January might very will be postponed again. The trial...

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Obituaries – 10/1/2009

October 3, 2009
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Richard Keven Robert Malone, 26 Carpenter Richard Keven Robert Malone of East Boston died unexpectedly on September 27. He was 26 years old. Born in Malden and a resident of Chelsea for many years, he was a carpenter by trade. He was the devoted son of Rustee Malone of East Boston; beloved father of...

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Don’t abandon all hope – Problem still exists, but not to such a serious degree

September 24, 2009
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Don’t abandon all hope – Problem still exists, but not to such a serious degree

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There’s not much good news when it comes to the housing stock in Revere these days, but one piece of good news is that it appears the number of abandoned properties has leveled off. Inspectional Services Department (ISD) Director Nick Catinazzo told the Journal that his department has just sent...

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Experienced volleyball team off to a solid start

September 24, 2009
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Experienced volleyball team off to a solid start

How are things going for the Revere High School volleyball team? Very nicely. With eight seniors on the roster and a very solid starting six, the Patriots are off to a 3-2 start in the newly-formed Northeastern Conference/Cape Ann League. The Pats improved to 3-2 with a 3-0 shutout of Wilmington on Monday. Earlier...

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DeLeo holds the cards, and he’s ready to play

September 24, 2009
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DeLeo holds the cards, and he’s ready to play

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There has been a major change in the casino gambling debate, and the source of that change lies in the office of the speaker of the House of Representatives, Revere’s representative, Bob DeLeo (D-Winthrop). This week, DeLeo told the Journal that his long-standing reservation about full-scale casinos has softened because...

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Christian Film Fest begins tomorrow in Revere

September 24, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Faithful crowds will flock to the Showcase Cinemas starting this Thursday as the first annual Greater Boston Christian Film Festival gets rolling in Revere. The festival features several prominent Christian movies for adults and children and will last from September 24 to October 1 – and it’s totally free. Additionally,...

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Overlook has eyes for a hotel

September 24, 2009
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There has been no kiss-and-hug relationship between Roseland Development of Overlook Ridge in North Revere and the City Council, but Monday night, everyone got a lot friendlier when the company began talking about a new hotel on Salem Street. Earlier this year, Roseland came to the council asking for a...

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Offense struggles in nonleague loss to the Mustangs

September 24, 2009
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By Pete Legasey For the Journal A week after pulling out an exhilarating overtime win over Northeast Metro, the Revere High Patriots struggled mightily against Medford High. The Pats were unable to conjure any of the magic they performed a week earlier against the Knights and wound up losing, 33-0. “We just plain got...

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One Step Closer – Casinos are starting to look like a sure bet

September 24, 2009
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With the support of Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo now a reality, casino gambling has taken a large, incremental step closer. With State Senate President Therese Murray also on board, this leaves only the governor to weigh in, and the debate will be virtually at an end; although there will be meetings, public...

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Obituaries – 9/23/09

September 24, 2009
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Hilda D’Amico Revere resident Hilda (Taglieri) D’Amico of Revere died on September 14. She was the beloved wife of the late Aggripino "Joe" D’Amico; devoted mother of Lorna D’Amico of Lynnfield; dear sister of Alfred and Leo Taglieri and the late Jean Falabella, Henry, Emilio and Louis Taglieri; and she is also survived by...

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Enduring message – Button memorial will serve as an important reminder of 9/11 for future generations

September 19, 2009
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Enduring message – Button memorial will serve as an important reminder of 9/11 for future generations

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There’s no way to explain terrorism to second-graders. And so, in the days and months and years after September 11, 2001, young children who witnessed the terrible events had a veil of confusion about those events that has only recently been lifted. In the years that have passed since September...

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Future tense – Predicting what Ambrosino’s next job will be has become something of a sport in Revere

September 19, 2009
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Future tense – Predicting what Ambrosino’s next job will be has become something of a sport in Revere

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It seems that these days, when anyone talks about Mayor Tom Ambrosino, the last thing on anyone’s mind is his duties as mayor. For the past year, every month or so there has been discussion about whether or not the mayor might be considering leaving the city’s highest office to...

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Talk is fine, answers would be better

September 19, 2009
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Talk is fine, answers would be better

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A cadre of Revere officials and business people staged their second meeting on Monday to discuss the possibility of expanding gaming coming to the city. A few months ago, city councillors proposed to form a task force to discuss and be prepared for casinos or any type of expanded gaming...

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