The Mayoral Debate: A Great Showing by the Candidates

October 26, 2011
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The Revere Journal sponsored mayoral debate has come and gone. It is being broadcast on Revere TV. By all accounts, the debate between mayoral hopefuls Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo created a great deal of talk among those supporting both candidates as well as those who do not get involved but who watched the...

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English II: Talented Bulldog Team Hands RHS Its Second Loss of the Season; Team Hosts No. Andover Friday Night

October 26, 2011
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At the end of the movie The Big Lebowski, the character known only as The Stranger neatly sums up one way to think about how life works: “Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes the bear gets you.” The Revere High football team learned the meaning of that oft-quoted line from the cult movie...

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Obituaries 10-26-2011

October 26, 2011
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Mildred Hansen  Melrose resident Mildred L. “Mickey” (Bell) Hansen, a longtime resident of Melrose, formerly of Revere, died Sunday evening, October 23, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 82 years old. Mildred, who was lovingly known as “Mickey,” married Earl Hansen on January 31, 1950 and they made their home in Melrose since 1958.  She...

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Healing Hands: Revere Man is Recipient of World’s First Double Hand Transplant

October 20, 2011
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Healing Hands: Revere Man is Recipient of World’s First Double Hand Transplant

One Newman Street grandfather became international news this past week after he was the recipient of the first-ever, successful double hand transplant at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. And you’ve got to hand it to him, Richard Mangino certainly handled the situation with a lot of grace and gratitude. “When I survived the...

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Rizzo and Rotondo Debate the Issues

October 20, 2011
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Rizzo and Rotondo Debate the Issues

Revere residents received all they could have hoped for in a Revere Journal-sponsored mayoral debate between Councilors-at-Large Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo Tuesday night at the Whelan School. The two candidates offered contrasting styles and visions about how they would lead the city over the next four years as the successor to Mayor Thomas...

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City Bypasses Existing Civil Service List, Creating an Uncertain Future for Potential Recruits

October 20, 2011
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While the ranks in the Police Department have been depleted over the last few years, the City is now once again hiring – except now there’s a bit of controversy over whom is being hired. Mayor Tom Ambrosino announced the hirings a few weeks back, indicating that the City would bypass the existing Civil...

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President Powers: He is Setting a Great Example

October 20, 2011
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During this session of the city council, Council President John Powers has presided with dignity and intelligence. No issue is too large or too small to be discussed before Powers in his role as president. Everyone is accorded their moment in front of the microphone in the council chamber. He does not tend to...

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On Broadway: Foot Patrols Are Necessary

October 20, 2011
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In Lynn and in Chelsea, foot patrol officers patrolling the downtown centers of those two cities have reported that their presence is a welcome addition not just to residents shopping or walking in the downtown areas but for the many shopkeepers and businesses. By selectively putting foot patrol officers on Broadway, the Revere Police...

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A Comeback for the Ages: Patriots Erase a 17-point Deficit and Beat Peabody to Improve to 5-1

October 20, 2011
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With the scoreboard showing a score of 17-0 in favor of the visitors and 6:50 on the clock in the fourth period, things certainly looked bleak for the Revere High football team and their fans, many of whom already were heading for the exits, as the Patriots prepared to punt away the ball from...

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Police Briefs 10-19-2011

October 20, 2011
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 Diane M. Amoroso, 51, of 220 Proctor Ave., was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor (2nd offense), operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger, and armed assault with intent to murder. She also was cited for the civil motor vehicle infraction...

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Obituaries 10-19-2011

October 20, 2011
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Rev. Paul R.E. Francis  Former Pastor of St. Theresa’s Parish in Revere Reverend Paul R. E. Francis of Boston entered into eternal life on October 16. He was 96 years old. Father Francis was born in Belize, formerly British Honduras, on June 16, 1915. He was raised in Belize and attended St. John’s College...

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Hip Hop Star Big D ready to play in Brazilian Beauty Contest in East Boston

October 19, 2011
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An emerging Hip Hop Act ready for a breakthrough towards the mainstream, the East Boston-based  Big D is currently working on his first album, promising mixed influences from Reggaeton, Urban Hip Hip to R&B and lyrics that praise the glamorous side of the fame. On October 22nd, Big D will be the feature presentation...

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RFD Adds 15 to Its Ranks

October 13, 2011
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RFD Adds 15 to Its Ranks

The reinforcements have been called in at the Revere Fire Department, with the City swearing in 15 new firefighters last Thursday in a ceremony that brought out so many people that there was literally nowhere to sit, stand or move in the City Council Chambers. All 15 raised their hands simultaneously and repeated the...

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Foot Patrols Give Officers a Leg Up: Early Results Are Positive; Candidates Disagree with Ambrosino’s Stance

October 13, 2011
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No matter who is elected mayor in November, it appears that there will be a change in philosophy when it comes to police foot patrols on Broadway. Two weeks ago, Councillor Dan Rizzo put in a late motion at the Council meeting calling for an immediate foot patrol to be instituted on Broadway, saying...

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Head’s Up Law Enforcement Officials Nab Alleged Out-of-state Sex Offender

October 13, 2011
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One fugitive sex offender from Delaware nearly slipped through the hands of law enforcement here were it not for the head’s up work of those at Chelsea District Court and the Revere Police. For a man hiding from the law, Kevin Alexander Davis of Malden wasn’t being very conspicuous when Revere Police happened upon...

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Light in Sight: Casino Legislation Nears Completion

October 13, 2011
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The expanded gambling bill is expected to pass the State Senate this week where it has been discussed for almost nine days. Every aspect of the bill has been carefully scrutinized by senators all seeking to have some input before voting on the matter. That vote is expected Thursday or Friday. If it passes...

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Fourmen: Patriots Improve to 4-1 with a High-flying Win over Cambridge

October 13, 2011
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The Revere High football team roared back from a 20-6 deficit in the first half to post a 42-33 triumph over Cambridge Friday evening at the Cantabs’ home field. Coach Lou Cicatelli’s Patriots (who for the fifth consecutive week once again set the standard for their professional namesakes) improved to 4-1 on the season,...

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Obituaries 10-12-2011

October 13, 2011
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Frank Capano, Sr. Former Revere Housing Authority Supervisor Frank R. “Hotty” Capano, Sr., husband of Mary Lou (Gilbert) Capano of Douglassville, PA and Newport Richey, Florida, died October 8 in his Douglassville, PA residence. He was 90 years old. Born in Revere, the son of the late Nellie (DeAngelis) and Frank Capano, he was...

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Police Briefs 10-12-2011

October 13, 2011
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Monday, Oct. 3 Joseph Ardolino, 43, of Everett, was arrested on one warrant. Jared Chambers, 23, of 223 North Shore Rd, was arrested on one warrant. Raymond DeFranzo IV, 19, of 36 Roosevelt St, was arrested on one warrant. Carla Gioe, 47, of Malden, was charged with illegal possession of a Class A drug...

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Always Shining: Lighthouse Celebrates 25 Years of Exceptional Care

October 5, 2011
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Always Shining: Lighthouse Celebrates 25 Years of Exceptional Care

On the site of the city’s former community hospital has sprung a community landmark that has bloomed brightly now for 25 years. Lighthouse Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center is celebrating its 25th year in business this fall, looking back at a lot of good times and excellent care. “I know they’re a really great...

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MCAS Results Fail to Meet District-wide Goals

October 5, 2011
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For several years now, Superintendent Paul Dakin has been bookending every gleaming report on the district’s MCAS scores with a complicated speech about the “fatal flaw” in the MCAS system. When Revere schools made major jumps on test scores, he and his administrative staff were careful to acknowledge the success, but with a warning...

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Friendly Fire: Elderly Man OK After Being Struck by a Fire Hose

October 5, 2011
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There are some events that move from the bizarre to the improbable, and an incident on Park Avenue and Dale Street last Friday easily outdistances both categories. “We’re really talking about a freak accident here,” said Fire Chief Gene Doherty, describing the scene where an elderly man was hit by a fire hose accidentally...

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New Congressional Maps Could Lead to Changes Locally

October 5, 2011
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Drawing the new Congressional redistricting map has not been an easy process for State Rep. Michael Moran (D-Allston), and many times he said that he has grown dizzy from the multitudes of numbers and scenarios thrown at him during the discussion. There is no manual for the process. There is no way to make...

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Third Down: Patriots Blank Salem for Their Third Win of 2011

October 5, 2011
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The Revere High football team turned in its best all around effort of the season to bring home a 14-0 victory at Salem Friday evening. Coach Lou Cicatelli’s Patriots took control of the contest from the outset, marching 70 yards in eight plays on their first possession to grab an early 7-0 lead. Drew...

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