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Selevitch, DiFraia lead softball team past Marblhead, 4-3

May 19, 2010
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The Revere High softball defeated Marblehead 4-3 last week in extra innings. Sara Selevitch earned the win on the mound with a superb six hit pitching effort through all eight frames. Ashley DiFraia was the hero at the plate for the Lady Patriots, scoring the tying run in the seventh and then plating the...
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Boys tennis team makes net gains

May 19, 2010
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The young but improving Revere High boys tennis team continues to make positive strides, even though those improvements are not necessarily showing up in the win column. “We’re playing better every week,” said RHS head coach Mike Flynn. “They’re a great group of kids who are working hard to get better, and they are.”...
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In a water emergency, top water official forgotten; Maglione says he was left out of the loop on purpose

May 8, 2010
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The city’s highest-ranking water official has said this week that petty personal politics got in the way of public safety in the planning of local efforts during the recent water emergency. Water Facilities Director Joe Maglione said that – despite being the highest ranking licensed water operator in Revere – he wasn’t even invited...
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MacDonald wins 100 hurdles at NEC Frosh-Soph. Meet

May 8, 2010
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Raquel MacDonald brought home the top ribbon for the Revere High girls track team with her first place finish in the 100 meter high hurdles at the Northeastern Conference Freshman/Sophomore Meet that was held Friday afternoon in Lynn. Raquel’s time of 17.2 far outdistanced the field, with her nearest competitor coming in at 18.9,...
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RHS girls leading in match with English

May 8, 2010
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The Revere High girls tennis team was leading in its match with Lynn English, but inclement weather forced the contest to be halted and to be resumed at a later date. The Lady Patriots seemed to have the match well in hand when the rains came. Victoria Mauro captured the first singles match, 6-4,...
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Conflict resolution – Meetings are marked by fighting, chaos

April 30, 2010
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Conflict resolution – Meetings are marked by fighting, chaos

The spiraling-out-of-control Revere City Council engaged in another catfight Monday night as Councillor George Rotondo tried to clear his name and other councillors took exception to his statements. It’s the same story that has played out since January when Rotondo became an at-large councillor and declared an interest in running for mayor against long-time...
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RHS girls tennis drops close match

April 30, 2010
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The Revere High girls tennis team dropped a close match to Lynn Classical, 3-2, last week. Yvonne Rincon and the Lady Patriot first doubles duo of Jennifer Kingston and Donna Le won their matches to account for Revere’s two points. Elma Meskovic, playing at first singles, dropped her match by the narrowest of margins,...
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DiMare hurls Pats to 4-2 win over Saugus

April 21, 2010
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The Revere High baseball team earned its first win of the young season with a 4-2 triumph at Saugus on the holiday on Monday. RHS senior pitcher Nick DiMare turned in an outstanding game for the Patriots, going all seven innings and allowing just five hits while fanning seven enemy batters. DiMare made one...
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Quicker is Better – Senate slow-down makes no sense

April 21, 2010
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The Senate has decided to hold up or to slow down the expanded gambling bill approved by the House last week. This is a shame and a waste and the slowdown effects Revere in a big way. We have two major facilities dependent upon expanded gambling. Hundreds of jobs and potentially millions in tax...
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Russo makes history, wins state championship

April 15, 2010
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Russo makes history, wins state championship

For the Dello Russo family, even a trip to Revere Beach can turn into an engaging marine biology discussion. So, it was no surprise when their son, John Jr., took his History Fair project to a new level of achievement – that being the State Champion level. He’s the first middle school student in...
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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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