The Mayor’s Program

February 15, 2012
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It is our understanding that several people on a prominent city board have been asked by the mayor to resign. It is our belief that when a new mayor requests a resignation, that request should be adhered to. To do otherwise, is to work against the mayor’s wishes and that type of scenario is...

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RHS Roundup: Girls Hoop Wins Pair, at 9-6

February 15, 2012
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The Revere High girls basketball team won both of its contests this past week to improve to 9-6 on the season and move within one game of clinching a spot in the post season state tourney. The Lady Patriots overcame a slow start Tuesday against Lynn Classical in which the Revere girls scored only...

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Police Briefs 02-15-2012

February 15, 2012
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ARREST Report MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6 Vincent J. DiNunzio, 41, of 224 Mountain Ave., was arrested on two counts of assault & battery. Joseph P. Morris, 23, of 4 Wolcott Rd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. A 15 year old juvenile and a 16 year old juvenile were arrested on outstanding warrants. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY...

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Obituaries 02-15-2012

February 15, 2012
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Blanche Silva Revere Resident Blanche. L. ( Preston ) Silva of Revere died on February 9. She was the beloved wife of Richard H. Silva Sr.; devoted mother of Robert P., Ronald M. and his wife, Rosane, all of Revere, Randy S. and his wife, Claire of Peabody and the late Richard H. Silva...

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Police Chief Resigns; Cafarelli Acting Chief

February 10, 2012
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Police Chief Resigns; Cafarelli Acting Chief

After a whirlwind of a week at the top of the Revere Police chain of command, Lt. Joe Cafarelli emerged on top Monday morning when Mayor Dan Rizzo tapped him to be the new Acting Chief of Police. The 20-year veteran was gracious and confident in the appointment, which is a temporary appointment until...

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Secret to Long Life: A Happy Marriage

February 10, 2012
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Secret to Long Life: A Happy Marriage

Tired of circling the block in his car every night for untold amounts of time, Anthony Bonanno and his wife, Tillie, packed up their belongings and their young son, Anthony G., some 50 years ago and fled the North End for the expansive and empty confines of Ward 6’s Lantern Road. “We lived on...

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Save-a-lot Food Store Closing Its Doors

February 10, 2012
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A food shopping institution on the Revere-Malden line will close its doors this Sunday after decades serving the residents in and around Linden Square. Johnnie’s Save-a-Lot – will close its doors for good this Sunday, Feb. 12, according to long-time employees of the regional chain. The chain is headquartered in Somerville, though it has...

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The Mayor’s Public Safety Initiative

February 10, 2012
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Police Chief Terence Reardon has vacated his seat at the police station with a letter to the mayor indicating that he will return to become a Civil Service captain the department he has led for a decade. This was a difficult move for the chief. He is a proud man but his time had...

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Palladino’s FT Nips Saugus, 72-71

February 10, 2012
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Chris Palladino sank the front end of a 1-and-1 with three seconds to play to give the Revere High boys basketball team an exciting 72-71 triumph over Saugus last Tuesday. The teams had battled fiercely in the final minute, with Revere breaking 69-69 deadlock with a bucket, only to see Saugus knot matters at...

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Police Briefs 02-08-2012

February 10, 2012
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MONDAY, JANUARY 30  James T. MacDonald Jr., 31, Homeless of Revere, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance, breaking & entering in the daytime with intent to commit a misdemeanor, and attempting to commit a crime. Felicity Fay Moore, 38,...

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Obituaries 02-08-2012

February 10, 2012
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Anne DiRuzza Revere Homemaker Anne T. (Carroll) DiRuzza of Revere died on February 3 at the Mass. General Hospital. She was 68 years old. A homemaker born in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Angela (Glavine) Carroll;  the beloved wife of Pasquale “Pat,” devoted mother of Christine DiRuzza of Revere...

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Video: New Acting Chief Joe Cafarelli Addresses the Public After Being Sworn in at City Hall on Monday

February 6, 2012
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Video: Rizzo Appoints New Acting Chief Joe Cafarelli; Reardon Resigns and Will Be Captain Again

February 6, 2012
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Football Championship Game Means Extra Dollars for Local Businesses

February 2, 2012
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Football Championship Game Means Extra Dollars for Local Businesses

The New England Patriots’ Super Bowl march this year has meant business for a lot of local retailers, and this week businesses said they have seen a Super Bowl run on everything from televisions to catering to…auto body. Revere residents Eric and Rob Danilchuk – who operate Danilchuk Auto Body in East Boston –...

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Chelsea Court in Turmoil After Guns Disappearance

February 2, 2012
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The Chelsea District Court is in turmoil this week and one Revere firearms case against an alleged career criminal is now compromised as a result of three firearms – which were evidence in criminal cases – being stolen from the Court Clerk’s office. According to Jake Wark of Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley’s...

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Police Chief Situation Subject for Discussion

February 2, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo and Police Chief Terence Reardon have apparently met to discuss his future plans and for the mayor to make his wishes known during a meeting held between the two last week, according to sources, all of whom wished to remain unnamed. The mayor and the chief had a frank and open...

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Reality Versus Casino Mitigation

February 2, 2012
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The city is right now faced with the task of creating a mitigation package of possible benefits to be derived from a going casino if it ultimately locates at Suffolk Downs. These are benefits other than those mandated by the expanded gambling bill that was passed into law a few months back after years...

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Two New Officers

February 2, 2012
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Our congratulations and wishes for good luck and safety in their future endeavors goes out to recently sworn Revere Police Officers Jorge Romero and Daniel Rosenthal. They took the oath last week at city hall. They are welcome and they are badly needed.

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Police Briefs 02-01-2012

February 2, 2012
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 24  Richard W. Sanders III, 37, of Winthrop, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor and operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25  Maricel Aparicio, 52, of 20 Rose St., was arrested on charges of being rude & disorderly...

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Sports 02-01-2011

February 2, 2012
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Fitzpatrick wins 1000 at State Coaches Meet, sets new RHS mark Revere High track star Mike Fitzpatrick added another laurel to his growing wreath of accomplishments, winning the 1000 meter run at Saturday’s Massachusetts State Coaches Association Invitational Track Meet held at the Reggie Lewis Center. Fitzpatrick not only topped the field of 76...

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Obituaries 02-01-2012

February 2, 2012
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Dora DiCenso Of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere Dora (DeAcetis) DiCenso of Tewksbury, formerly of Revere, died on January 27. She was the beloved wife of the late Domenic V. DiCenso; devoted mother of Anna O’Brien of Billerica and Rita Prevost and her husband, Stephen of Tewksbury; loving grandmother of Janeen, James and Jennifer O’Brien,...

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Big Brothers Program Flourishing in Revere

January 26, 2012
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Big Brothers Program Flourishing in Revere

When Big Brother volunteer Joe Butler asked his Little Brother Michael Rivera, of Revere, about Kelly’s on Revere Beach, Rivera looked at him with a puzzled expression. “What’s Kelly’s?” he asked. Without another word, Butler, 28, gave his Little Brother a little advice and some tasty fried clams that he hasn’t yet forgotten. “I...

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Union Contracts on Rizzo’s Short List: Less Controversial Than Previous Couple of Years

January 26, 2012
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Less controversial than previous couple of years The Rizzo Administration and two key municipal unions have already met in the new mayor’s first month in office. The Revere Firefighters Union and the Revere Teacher’s Association (RTA) met within the last week with Mayor Dan Rizzo and members of his administration or with the School...

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Moose in a Predicament After Losing Liquor License

January 26, 2012
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It’s not easy being a moose. It’s even more difficult these days being a Revere Moose. The often-charitable social club has found itself in a heaping mess this week, as they forgot to renew their liquor license last year and are scurrying to find a way to hold their popular Super Bowl party at...

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