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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The Environment – Mill Creek neighbors unite behind wild swan in hopes of making the area a bird sanctuary

October 13, 2009
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Shopping carts and hazardous waste on Mill Creek have quietly yielded in recent years to fish and wildlife – and one wild swan nicknamed ‘Gus’ has united residents on both sides of the creek with his friendly demeanor and unique personality. Mill Creek, which serves as the city line between Revere and Chelsea, was...
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Small consolation Teen takes 15-year plea deal for 2008 murder; family finds it hard to accept short sentence

October 13, 2009
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Bryant Street resident Storm Mandeville, 61, was in his house one night last year when an acquaintance knocked on his door – a young man who later stabbed him numerous times and took the ultimate thing that he had, his life. For that, Richard Southern, now 19, got 15 years in jail. He’ll be...
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A Cold Wind is Blowing – More shortfalls, more headaches

October 13, 2009
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News out of Beacon Hill reveals the state is going to be short on cash to the tune of $900 million to $1 billion in the next budget go around. This comes as shocking news to mayors and town governments all over the Commonwealth. Such a deficit will vastly affect municipal services and public...
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Casino Gambling – Suffolk Downs remains a solid bet

October 13, 2009
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Revere has one ace in the hole in these tough economic times, so to speak. It is casino gambling and a new stream of revenue, some of which will make its way into the Revere city treasury, if and when that time arrives. One gets the perceptible feeling that a casino at Suffolk Downs...
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Obituaries – 10/13/09

October 13, 2009
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Theodore Maggelet President of Teamsters Union Local 504 Theodore Maggelet of Revere, formerly of Charlestown, died on October 9. Mr. Maggelet was President of Teamsters Union Local 504. He was the beloved husband of Anita (Scales) with whom he shared 45 years of marriage; dear brother of Joseph of New Jersey and the late...
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Where stories never rest – Re-dedication ceremony held at the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground

October 7, 2009
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Where stories never rest – Re-dedication ceremony held at the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground

The dead just won’t rest at the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground, and it’s a good thing because it means their stories will never be lost to history. Last Sunday, the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground Restoration Committee and the Revere Society for Cultural and Historic Preservation (RSCHP) held a re-dedication of the 316-year-old cemetery, profiling...
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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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