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Starting over, staying put – Professionals hit hard by the economy may be out of work but not out of time

April 7, 2010
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Starting over, staying put – Professionals hit hard by the economy may be out of work but not out of time

For the past several years, Gary Ferragamo was the face of Revere Beach’s most exciting new development, the Ocean Club. He lived, breathed and ate Revere Beach – and even resided at the head of the Beach in the Point of Pines. He was the Beach’s greatest salesman and a native of Revere as...
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Revere Pop Warner grads lead St. Mary’s cheerleading team to a fifth place finish

March 23, 2010
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Revere Pop Warner grads lead St. Mary’s cheerleading team to a fifth place finish

Two graduates of the Revere Pop Warner cheerleading program helped lead the St. Mary’s High School (Lynn) basketball cheerleading squad to a fifth-place finish in the New England Championships in Providence. St. Mary’s juniors Courtney Carey and Jillian Powers are members of the varsity squad that won the Catholic Central League championship. St. Mary’s,...
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Silent vote – Mayor quiet about re-election plans

March 10, 2010
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Silent vote – Mayor quiet about re-election plans

While Mayor Tom Ambrosino has indicated that he will no longer talk about rumors of his departure from the corner office, he has never said much at all about an extended stay in the corner office. Many have postulated for two years that the mayor was leaving at any moment, but as time has...
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The Highest Paid – In the city, as in life, bosses make more money

March 10, 2010
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City salaries at the highest level are better by a wide margin than ever before. This is true in Revere, where the ten highest paid city employees are, indeed, highly paid. Superintendent of Schools Paul Dakin continues to top this list at $185,000 and some change. And why not? Dakin runs the equivalent of...
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Governor makes political statement at Wonderland

February 25, 2010
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Governor Deval Patrick asked State Senator Anthony Petruccelli to say a few words last week at Wonderland. “You know, governor,” Petruccelli said. “The help you’ve given Revere during the past three years surpasses all the help given to Revere in the past 16,” a decided swipe at the Republicans who preceded Patrick. Governor Patrick...
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4 x 200 girls relay team sets RHS mark

February 25, 2010
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The Revere High girls indoor 4 x 200 meter relay team of Amanda Digitale, Ha Nguyen, Camden Sigouin, and Theresa Santiano-McHatton set a new school record in that event at Saturday’s State Meet held at the Reggie Lewis Center. The quartet’s time of 1:55.69 bettered the prior mark of 1:56.55. “After our first 4...
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Lynn man allegedly steals a Blackberry from a youth

February 17, 2010
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A Revere youth reported on Monday, February 18, that an apparent Lynn man stole his Blackberry phone at knifepoint just off of Squire Road. The youth told officers that around 5:30 p.m. he was walking up Augustus Street near Squire Road when an Hispanic man approached him quickly from behind. The man ordered him...
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Teenager charged with violent attack on female family members

February 17, 2010
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A Dorchester teen was held on more than $1.5 million dollars’ cash bail last week following his arraignment on charges that he attacked four female family members with a knife, leaving all of them with injuries, before fleeing to Revere, where he allegedly stabbed a fifth person, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley...
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Mayor charts a course for the new decade

February 10, 2010
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Mayor charts a course for the new decade

Mayor Tom Ambrosino gave his shortest State of the City speech to date on Monday and he spoke about the future and the inevitable. Some of the inevitable he touched on in the speech included trash fees, revisiting the meal’s tax increase and revamping health insurance via Plan Design. “My priority is not to...
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Mayor, unions try to come together on health package

February 2, 2010
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While health insurance reform is on the national table, the city and its unions are also discussing some major changes in the way that health insurance is offered to city employees. As the administration has bemoaned for years, health insurance has become the single, most expensive proposition each year in the City Budget. Increases...
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Chief, mayor say officers involved have suffered enough; no further disciplinary action will be taken

February 2, 2010
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One of the most shocking revelations in the Officer Dan Talbot murder trial has not been the evidence, but rather the conduct of the Revere Police before and after the shooting. It has been disclosed that officers were drinking in their vehicle on the way home from a work-related shooting range event. That they...
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A living nightmare – A first-person account from Port-au-Prince

January 21, 2010
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A living nightmare – A first-person account from Port-au-Prince

It was a hot evening in Haiti’s tropical capital of Port-au-Prince last Tuesday, January 12. Scenes of “total terror” were the last thing on anyone’s mind. Most who work were just arriving home. Others were preparing dinner in the way that those in Haiti do, most of the time over a fire – doing...
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Woman tells jury she saw handgun dismantled and tossed into storm drains

January 21, 2010
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In action at the Officer Dan Talbot murder trial last Friday, fringe witnesses to various parts of the crime took the stand with some interesting developments. Perhaps the strongest witness in some time for the prosecution was 17-year-old Marilyn Cardona – who was only a young teen when the crime unfolded. Cardona testified of...
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Boys basketball team downs Marblehead

January 21, 2010
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The Revere High boys basketball team put together a solid two way effort to earn a 52-45 win over Marblehead at the RHS fieldhouse Friday evening. The Patriots trailed at the half, 23-21, but turned that deficit into a 39-35 advantage after three quarters. Revere remained in control the rest of the way, refusing...
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The Talbot Case – Officer’s fiancée provides dramatic testimony about the night of the shooting

January 13, 2010
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The Talbot Case – Officer’s fiancée provides dramatic testimony about the night of the shooting

The first witness of the Talbot trial was perhaps the most sentimental so far, as Talbot’s former fiancée, Connie Bethel, took the stand to testify about what she saw on the night of the murder. It was standing room only in the courtroom; several people were barred from entering for lack of space. Television...
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Court presence – Revere’s Dawley captains the Malden Catholic basketball team

January 7, 2010
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Court presence – Revere’s Dawley captains the Malden Catholic basketball team

When Malden Catholic High School basketball coach Jim Silvio took over the program last season, he said he wanted to bring his own coaching style to the job. That is, Silvio wanted athletes who were going to work hard every day in practice, dedicate themselves to the team concept, lead by example on and...
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Too much Christmas cheer

December 30, 2009
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It was the night before Christmas at the Sunoco station last week when what did everyone’s wondering eyes did appear, but an alleged drunk man who got into the wrong car and sped north. Officers encountered the drunk man and the car’s rightful owner at the corner of North Shore Road and Eliot Road...
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Revere football players help Northeast Regional make history

December 8, 2009
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Revere football players help Northeast Regional make history

The Northeast Regional football team won the first Super Bowl championship in the history of the Wakefield vocational school, defeating Brighton, 22-12, in the Division 4A contest Saturday at Bentley University. Northeast earned the trip to the Bowl by winning the Commonwealth Athletic Conference Small championship and then besting Marian, 24-14, in the semifinals....
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Thanksgiving 2009 – Confronting our adversity, remaining optimistic

November 25, 2009
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This time last year, the national economy was preparing for collapse. The economy’s beginning of the end, or as Churchill once said, the end of the beginning, came into full force in and around Thanksgiving 2008. Yet we all sat down with our families and friends last year for a hearty Thanksgiving dinner. One...
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The Next City Clerk – Make the process as transparent as possible

November 19, 2009
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City Council President Dan Rizzo has asked the city council to embark on a public type search for a new city clerk. With the retirement recently of Revere’s longtime city clerk John Henry, there is the opportunity to fill the post. Rizzo’s request seeking a selection process in order to pick the best candidate...
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