Police Briefs 04-09-2014

April 9, 2014
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Monday, March 31 Vilmar Barra, 36, of 119 Vane St., was charged with assault and battery and assault with a dangerous weapon. Tuesday, April 1 Luis Moran, 25, of Chelsea, was charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle and possession of a Class B drug. Wednesday, April 2 Michael Hendrickson, 33, of Boston,...

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Regional Champs

April 9, 2014
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IC girls basketball team wins New England Championship After having captured the Massachusetts State CYO Basketball Championship by defeating Our Lady of Assumption (OLA) of Lynnfield on March 15th, the Immaculate Conception 8th grade girls had to wait two whole weeks to compete for the New England Championship last weekend in Providence R.I. Representing the...

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Obituaries 04-09-2014

April 9, 2014
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Anthony Ambrosino Worked for Commercial Union Insurance Company; Revere Senior Center Member Anthony J. Ambrosino, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on April 3 at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center. He was 88 years old. He was a US Navy veteran of World War II, a former employee of Commercial Union Insurance Company and...

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26 Suspects Nabbed in Early Morning Drug Raid Here

April 2, 2014
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26 Suspects Nabbed in Early Morning Drug Raid Here

Revere Police have announced that they worked a three-month investigation and took down some 26 persons accused of dealing drugs – mostly heroin – including one man who is still being sought and is believed to knowingly have sold a lethal bag of Fentanyl-laced heroin to a user who overdosed and died in February....

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Phantom Gourmet Loves New Deal

April 2, 2014
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Phantom Gourmet Loves New Deal

The Phantom Gourmet television show will be featuring one of Revere’s well-known food establishments, New Deal Fruit, 920 Broadway, on an upcoming episode. The Phantom will highlight the Italian groceria’s outstanding sandwiches, delicious fruit, and family atmosphere at the popular store. Pictured on the day of Phantom’s visit to the store are, from left,...

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Planet Fitness to Host ‘The Biggest Loser’ Call

April 2, 2014
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The Planet Fitness at Northgate in Revere will serve as the New England outpost for a casting call to NBC’s ‘The Biggest Loser’ reality television show. It’s the second year in a row that the casting call will be held at the Revere gym, said owner Tim Morrissette. “This year should be even more...

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Casino Hearing Cancelled

April 2, 2014
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The host community public hearing for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) at Revere High School (RHS) scheduled for this coming Monday, April 7, has been cancelled. No explanation was given for the cancellation, but officials from Mohegan Sun indicated there was a tentative date set to reconvene the hearing at RHS on May 6....

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Jewelry Box Celebrates 38th Anniversary

April 2, 2014
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The Jewelry Box on Broadway Revere has helped generations of people celebrate their anniversaries, and now the store is celebrating a little milestone of its own. Tom Yourawski and co-owner Justin Puopolo are celebrating the store’s 38th Anniversary this month and, according to “Uncle Tommy,” the time has gone by too fast. “I don’t...

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Bowe Fundraiser Set for April 11

April 2, 2014
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The Wally Bowe Memorial Fundraiser benefiting the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of East Boston will be held on Friday, April 11, from 7-11 p.m., at the Beachmont VFW Hall on Bennington Street. Mr. Bowe was a beloved teacher and coach at the former Savio Prep high school in East Boston. There will dinner,...

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Our Fallen Heroes

April 2, 2014
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People in this world may be divided by political views, race, sexual orientation, and religion but there is one group of people that are blind to this and will run into a burning inferno and save your life regardless if you are a democrat or republican, gay or straight, black or white, Catholic or...

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Police Briefs 04-02-2014

April 2, 2014
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MONDAY, MARCH 24 A 15 year old juvenile was arrested on charges of distribution of a Class B controlled narcotic substance, conspiracy to violate the drug laws, and violating the drug-free school zone law. A 16 year old juvenile was arrested on charges of distribution of a Class B controlled narcotic substance, conspiracy to...

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RHS Softball Team Opens Friday at Medford

April 2, 2014
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The Revere High softball team will open its 2014 season Friday at Medford. The Lady Patriots will stay on the road for their next two encounters, traveling to Waltham Monday and to Beverly next Wednesday before their home opener next Thursday when the Lady Pats host Salem. Although the weather hardly has been conducive...

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Obituaries 04-02-2014

April 2, 2014
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Arthur Campatelli Retired Manager of the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston Arthur J. Campatelli of Wakefield, formerly of Revere, died on Friday, March 28 at his residence. He was 95 years old. Born in Revere on February 20, 1919, the son of the late Joseph and Virginia (DePisa) Campatelli, he was a graduate of...

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Vincent Cruises to Victory in the 16th; Chelsea’s Taylor wins Prattville

April 2, 2014
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Revere’s RoseLee Vincent cruised to victory Tuesday night, besting Republican Todd Taylor of Chelsea by 880 votes and winning overall 1,466 to 586 (not including results from two Saugus precincts). Chelsea’s Taylor pulled out a win in his hometown, but couldn’t best Vincent – who won via a larger Revere vote on what was...

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Hill School Groundbreaking, Fulfillment of Longstanding Promise

March 28, 2014
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Hill School Groundbreaking, Fulfillment of Longstanding Promise

Hill Park is officially no more. A groundbreaking ceremony on Monday to welcome in the new Hill School officially put generations of softball games, tennis matches, pickup basketball games and swinging children into the history books of the City. Ushered in were the smiles of future and past generations of parents, students and teachers...

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Robert Casoli the Hero Few Knew about: Helped save 2,200 Refugees in Daring Korean War Mission

March 28, 2014
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Robert Casoli the Hero Few Knew about: Helped save 2,200 Refugees in Daring Korean War Mission

There are some people who never shy away from the spotlight in any situation, and then there are those like the late Robert Casoli – who, when the spotlight was turned in his direction for good reason, turned and walked the other way. Casoli, who would have been 84 last Friday, passed away in...

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Riverside Condo Project Held in Committee

March 28, 2014
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Concerned citizens packed the Joseph A. DelGrosso City Council Chamber at the Zoning Sub-Committee meeting Monday evening to continue a public hearing on the possible construction of a residential condominium building on Thayer Avenue. 29 Thayer Avenue Development, LLC has asked the City Council for special permit to build a 42-unit condo building in...

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Police, Secret Service Nab Major Id Theft Suspect

March 28, 2014
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Revere detectives and the Secret Services clamped down on a suspect they believe to be a major identity thief who stole passports and allegedly took victims for more than $200,000. On March 24, Revere Police and the United States Secret Service arrested Scott Cunha for 18 counts of Aggravated Identity Theft, Passport Fraud, and...

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MGC Casino Hearing Draws Packed House for Mohegan

March 28, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) stared down a packed room late on Tuesday afternoon that was full of casino advocates ready to tell them that Revere is the right place for a resort casino. Tuesday was the first local input public hearing for the Greater Boston region with MGC Commissioners hearing testimony from those...

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Only in America

March 28, 2014
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The article in last week’s Journal about the remarkable life-story of Antonio ‘Tony’ D’Ambrosio resonated deeply with many of our readers. Tony’s anecdotes of his years as a youth growing up in his native Italy, most notably his recollection of warming his feet in fresh cow manure on the family farm when it was...

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So, This Is Spring?

March 28, 2014
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Although the calendar told us that spring officially arrived last Thursday, Mother Nature, as usual, has decided on her own time frame for when she will allow spring to be sprung. As we are writing this editorial at the beginning of the week, the weatherman is telling us that temperatures will remain below freezing all day for the next two days...

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Spring Cleaning Time

March 28, 2014
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Clean up, clean up, Everybody everywhere Clean, clean up, Everybody do your share. For our readers with children, the above phrases will be recognized as coming from a song by Barney, the Purple Dinosaur.  But they are as apropos as anything else we can think of to remind our readers that springtime also means clean-up time. This is the time...

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Police Briefs 03-26-2014

March 28, 2014
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TUESDAY, MARCH 18 James Jason Caines, 20, of Malden, was arrested on charges of carrying a dangerous weapon and illegal possession of a Class E controlled narcotic substance. Mark Anthony Green, 18, of Boston, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance, disturbing the peace, and trespassing. Junior Clavell-Feliciano,...

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RHS Boys of Spring Waiting to Be Sprung

March 28, 2014
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With Mother Nature being anything but cooperative thus far this spring for anything having to do with baseball, the Revere High baseball team, under the direction of new head coach Sean Brinkley, has been patiently playing indoors at Merullo Fieldhouse while awaiting weather that is more conducive to outdoor activity. “The weather has been disappointing, but overall, things are going well,”...

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