Patriots finishes second in the NEC with a 12-2-1 conference mark

February 17, 2009
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Patriots finishes second in the NEC with a 12-2-1 conference mark

The Revere High (RHS) hockey team turned in two of its best games of the season this past week to clinch second place in the Northeastern Conference’s North Division (and second best record overall), finishing just two points behind league champ Winthrop. Coach Jim Palumbo’s Patriots opened the week with a 7-1 pasting of...

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Revere Roundup

February 17, 2009
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Boys basketball team drops its last two games The Revere High boys basketball team was unable to overcome a slow start in its game with Salem last week, spotting the Witches a 25-10 lead after the opening period, and eventually fell by a 74-55 margin. The loss ended any hopes that the Patriots had...

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Revere and the Stimulus Bill

February 17, 2009
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By Joshua Resnek The Stimulus Bill is going to take the rough edge off the recession. It is not going to end the recession, which is more likely than not going to dog us for quite some time to come. However, the savage job layoffs sweeping the nation and affecting cities like Revere will...

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Fire at KFC – Restaurant will be back and better than ever

February 17, 2009
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An old friend went up in flames Monday morning when the Kentucky Fried Chicken location on Squire Road was destroyed by fire. First indications point to the fact that the company will rebuild on the site and that it will be a better location when all is said and done. And while some people...

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Insurance Dilemma – Ambrosino’s thought process is on the money

February 17, 2009
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Nearly every city and town in the commonwealth is beset by year-to-year runaway health insurance premiums. In many communities like Revere, providing health insurance for the city’s employees tacks on millions of extra dollars in expenses to that line item. No community can afford the drastic costs of providing municipal employees at that rate...

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Police Briefs

February 17, 2009
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Attempted armed robbery A man well known to police was apprehended last Monday, February 9, after being fingered for having allegedly tried to rob a man with a knife near Wonderland. Around 2 a.m. last Monday morning, a man was waiting for the bus at the Wonderland bus stop when he decided to go...

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Arrest Report

February 17, 2009
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Monday, February 9 Nicholas Jones, 20, of Lynn, was arrested on one warrant and charged with violating the knife ordinance. Tyron Minardi, 26, of Eastie, was charged with armed robbery while masked and receiving stolen property. Tarik Temmar, 32, of 10 Franklin Ave., was charged with shoplifting. Thomas Twoguns, 24, of 47 Bellingham Ave....

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Obituaries

February 17, 2009
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Donald Jedry, 71 Of Oregon, formerly of Revere Donald “Donnie” Lewis Jedry of Oregon City, Oregon, formerly of Revere, died on December 1, 2008, after a brief illness. He loved fishing, traveling and happy hour with his many friends in Revere and Oregon City. He was preceded in death by his parents, the late...

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Obituaries

February 11, 2009
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John ‘Chuck’ Coppola, 73 Founder of Coppola Construction, real estate developer, restaurateur John “Chuck” Coppola of Ipswich, formerly of Revere, died on February 4. He was 73 years old. Mr. Coppola was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. He finished his enlistment as a drill sergeant for officers at the Quantico Va. Training...

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Following in Their Shadows

February 11, 2009
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This year on Groundhog’s Day, the workers of Revere saw shadows of their own in the form of over 40 Revere High School (RHS) students participating in the Interact Club’s Annual Job Shadowing Day. Organized by beloved teacher David Colella, students were able choose an occupation from a variety of areas, ranging from an...

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Police Briefs

February 11, 2009
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House Breaks: (6) 331 Revere St. #1; 137 Hichborn St. #2; 495 Boulevard #302; 5 Oak Island Road; 23 Fairfield St. #2; and 193 Rice Ave. #2. Commercial Breaks: (4) 250 Revere St. (St. Anthony’s); 1 Orr Square; 65 Nahant Ave. and 500 Beach St. Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (26) 117 Dale St.; 230 Lee...

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Sixty teachers may be laid off

February 11, 2009
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While the School Department has escaped the massive cuts from the state that have been lain upon city government, Superintendent Paul Dakin said the schools’ complicated funding formula still leaves them over $5 million short, despite a promise of level-funding from the state. Dakin said he would need $5.2 million from the proposed federal...

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Retirement at Paul Revere

February 11, 2009
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Longtime Paul Revere School Principal Nick Quarantiello will retire at the end of this year according to Superintendent Paul Dakin. The well-liked principal will, unfortunately, retire one year prior to the new Paul Revere School being completed. Dakin said he wouldn’t hire a replacement for Quarantiello for the 2009-2010 school year, leaving the school...

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Seacoast Yearbook Donation

February 11, 2009
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Mickey “Say No to Drugs” Casoli recently presented the Seacoast Academy and its principal, Tom Misci, with a donation to help defray the costs of yearbooks for the alternative school.

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Mayor outlines emergency financial plan to Council; says the city’s financial foundation was ripped out from under it

February 11, 2009
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By Seth Daniel As the city looks to slow its financial downward spiral in the next two years, Mayor Tom Ambrosino unveiled several layoffs and cuts – as well as suggesting such controversial measures as a trash collection fee. The mayor revealed his plan on Monday night to the City Council in what he...

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City Council expense funds cut?

February 9, 2009
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There is apparently a move underway for the city council to cut the amount of money they each receive for expenses – and maybe by as much as $200 a month. The councillors are getting into the spirit of the times and want to do the right thing to show the voters and residents...

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City Clerk’s position

February 9, 2009
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Since City Clerk John Henry announced he will be retiring soon, there has been a great deal of speculation about who will be replacing him when he finally leaves. As of today, no one appears to have the votes necessary to win the position, although Attorney Larry Simeone seems to come the closest. Betting...

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Safe Chambers – Brothers return home after separate overseas deployments

February 7, 2009
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Safe Chambers – Brothers return home after separate overseas deployments

Paul and Carolyn Chambers should be quite proud of their three sons’ service to the country. Jamie Paul Chambers and Jared Chambers returned in January from their United States Army National Guard deployment in Afghanistan. Their older brother, Jesse Chambers, had tours of duty for the National Guard in Cuba in 2003 and 2004...

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Eye-opening plans

January 21, 2009
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Mayor Ambrosino is apparently planning a number of cost cutting and cost saving moves that may include closing city hall on Fridays and holding city council meetings – in fact – all meetings during the day so city hall doesn’t have to be kept open at night. These potential moves are bound to be...

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Vesce says he’s running

January 17, 2009
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Former councillor Brian Vesce says he’s running and that he is going to run hard in Ward 3 for the seat held by Arthur Guinnasso. “I’m going for it. I’m excited to be getting back into the thick of the political life of the city,” he told us Friday

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The librarian

January 15, 2009
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When word spread around the city earlier this week that an indictment was going to be announced, or that an investigation was underway of a city employee that it was the Revere Public Library librarian. And yet it was, shocking just about everyone who takes an interest in such things who thought it was...

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Happy New Year

January 2, 2009
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In with the new. Out with the old. 2009 is here – and wouldn’t we all like to know exactly what awaits us? None of us can know what awaits us. So what does the year hold? Only time will tell – but all first reports point to a year that might possibly be...

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What to think?

December 4, 2008
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Just in case you are a taxpayer wondering about the waste at the city yard and seeming lack of interest of nearly everyone in elected public office to do anything meaningful about it, try this on. The city government is unable and unwilling to remake itself. Unlike Chelsea next door, where nearly every aspect...

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Get in line

December 3, 2008
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No matter how many times we write about the mayor’s race coming up and its endless, almost infinite possibilities, there is a certain amount of pleasure derived in trying to handicap a race that might never happen. We will again note that two weeks ago, the mayor had his birthday party at Antonio’s. The...

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