Giannino Makes History: College Sophomore is the Youngest Person Ever Elected to the City Council

November 16, 2011
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Giannino Makes History: College Sophomore is the Youngest Person Ever Elected to the City Council

Jessica Ann Giannino made Revere political history in the 2011 election when she became the youngest person ever elected to a councilor-at-large seat on the Revere City Council. Giannino, a 20-year-old sophomore at Salem State College, finished a strong fourth in a field of 11 candidates, receiving 3,590 votes in her first run for...

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Randall Arrested Again; Hearing in Federal Court Reveals Fight with Local Blogger in Coffee Shop

November 16, 2011
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The Federal Courthouse in Boston was transformed into a theatre for Revere-style chicanery on Monday, as former Revere Police officer Todd Randall was ordered held after a hearing that involved an allegation of him fighting with infamous blogger Richard Ireton at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Brown Circle. Randall, his wife, FBI agents and others...

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Correggio Will Challenge Morabito’s Win in Recount

November 16, 2011
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The battle is not over in the Council at-large race more than one week after the results were officially posted and the victory parties have long-since died out. At issue will be a recount of the vote concerning the razor-thin, 10-vote difference between Councillor-elect Steven Morabito and defeated incumbent Councillor John Correggio. After having...

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Blasé About the Ballots Turnout in Revere Unimpressive

November 16, 2011
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Underlying the excitement of the vote in last Tuesday’s City Election was the absence of a vote, with fewer than 10,000 votes cast in a hotly contested set of elections. On an exceptionally beautiful autumn day, in a race that featured a heated race for an open mayoral seat and a feisty at-large City...

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The Mayor-elect: Best Wishes to Dan Rizzo

November 16, 2011
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Beginning in January and for the next four years, Dan Rizzo will be leading this city as its mayor. His victory last week was substantial, revealing that his strength is citywide and that it comes from many different constituencies in the rapidly changing city. Rizzo has pledged himself to a great effort to make...

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George Rotondo: We Are Sure to Hear from Him Again

November 16, 2011
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George Rotondo’s retirement from city politics is not what he expected when he was starting out on his mayoral run. He saw himself as the mayor of this city and he worked hard to achieve that end. But when all the votes were counted, he finished out of the money, so to speak. There...

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Great Job, RPD Manhole Cover Case is Closed

November 16, 2011
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The Revere Police Department is to be praised for capturing the alleged thief who had been stealing the city’s manhole covers. The police caught him red-handed, arrested him and confiscated a number of manhole covers he had in the back of his truck. This is good work nicely done. Hopefully, this will put an...

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Falling to .500: Pats Lose to Masco, Must Beat Winthrop on Thanskgiving to Finish 11 with a Winning Record

November 16, 2011
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The Revere High football team played very well for most of their contest against  a formidable Masconomet squad (6-4 overall, 3-1 CAL/NEC 1) Friday evening under the lights of Harry Della Russo Stadium. The Patriots put together some nice drives on offense and overall played well on defense throughout the game. However, as has...

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Police Briefs 11-16-2001

November 16, 2011
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 Christopher J. Fisher, 45, of 365 North Shore Rd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of illegal possession of a Class A controlled narcotic substance and resisting arrest. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 Michael J. Oldoni, 54, of 145 Cooledge St., was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle...

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Obituaries 11-16-2011

November 16, 2011
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Ann Collins  Former Head Secretary of the Mass. Parole Board Ann T. (O’Brien) Collins of Alabama, formerly of Everett and Revere, died on November 10 and fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on November 9. She was 88 years old. Born in Everett on October 21, 1923 to James and Mary (Cook)...

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Rizzo Bests Rotondo by a Wide Margin

November 9, 2011
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Rizzo Bests Rotondo by a Wide Margin

Dan Rizzo is Revere’s mayor-elect following a strong effort throughout the city which left his challenger George Rotondo 1500 votes behind. The final vote was Rizzo 5429 to Rotondo 3938. Rizzo scored 57% of the vote. Rotondo scored 41%. The outcome didn’t surprise Rizzo supporters and organizers who outnumbered Rotondo’s by a wide margin....

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Rizzo Wins Mayoral Race: City Council Has a Younger Look; Three Newcomers Win At-large Seats

November 9, 2011
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Rizzo Wins Mayoral Race: City Council Has a Younger Look; Three Newcomers Win At-large Seats

The Council will have a much younger face in 2012 as three candidates under 35 were swept in during a City Council at-large race that was nip and tuck to the very end. The fifth seat in the at-large race was determined by a mere 10 votes, with Steven Morabito besting Incumbent Councillor John...

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In the Debate Between Oil and Natural Gas, Revere Residents Make a Strong Statement

November 9, 2011
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In the Debate Between Oil and Natural Gas, Revere Residents Make a Strong Statement

With the home heating season starting up this month, the question of what fuel to use has never been so puzzling. Homeowners and landlords struggle over the idea of whether they should continue heating with their old oil systems, maybe update them, or make the conversion to natural gas. It’s a decision that many...

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Ambrosino Prepares to Leave the Mayor’s Office

November 9, 2011
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The walls in Mayor Tom Ambrosino’s office were once filled with photographs of groundbreakings and optimistic drawings of developments that were in the planning stages. There were ceremonial hard hats on the shelves, historic signed paintings from the late Norman Gautreau and numerous bound volumes of the Massachusetts General Laws. Beside all of those...

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Back to Normal: the Voters Have Their Say

November 9, 2011
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The election is over. The people have had their say. The voters have issued the ultimate verdict. Starting Wednesday, it is back to reality, back to normal, back to needing a strong, sensible, heads up city government that is able to maneuver Revere around one of the worst economic periods we have experienced since...

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Generous Patriots Drop a 25-6 Decision to Classical

November 9, 2011
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Missed opportunities and miscues proved a combination that the Revere High football team was unable to overcome in a 25-6 loss to Lynn Classical Friday evening at the Manning Bowl in Lynn. “We played sloppy football,” said RHS head coach Lou Cicatelli. “We handed Classical some golden opportunities that they took advantage of, but...

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Police Briefs 11-09-2011

November 9, 2011
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 Joshua A. Barki, 36, of Malden, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Tony M. Petruzzelli, 37, of Malden, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. A 16 year old juvenile was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a Class D controlled narcotic substance with intent to distribute and violating the drug...

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Obituaries 11-09-2011

November 9, 2011
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Frank Cannizzo Lifelong Revere resident Frank J. Cannizzo, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on November 6 at the Anne Mark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 85 years old. A US Navy veteran of World War II and a late member of the Plumbers Union Local # 12, he was the beloved son...

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Stumbling Blocks: Just Another Bright Idea

November 3, 2011
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I’ve always been a zealot for lighting. The lighting of a room has always been a priority for me. My wife thinks I’m crazy. Before her, my mother thought the same. I guess it goes back to my life-long interest in photography, but who really knows. That said, a couple months ago I was...

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RPD Prepares to Implement New Strategy That Focuses on Motor Vehicle Enforcement

November 2, 2011
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There’s nothing that gets to the heart of crime more directly than by frustrating and annoying the criminals. That’s just what the Revere Police Department (RPD) is preparing to do this month with the deployment of a major new strategy in fighting crime. The new strategy is known as D-DACTS. It was developed by...

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Rizzo Tops All Candidates in One of the Largest Campaign Expenditures in Several Years

November 2, 2011
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Councillor Dan Rizzo led all candidates in spending by a long shot this election season, spending more than $180,000 since January – with half of those expenditures going to Boston political consultants. Pre-Election Campaign Finance reports were due on Monday, Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m., with Revere mayoral candidates having to file directly with...

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Voters Go to the Polls Next Week; 49 Percent Turnout Predicted

November 2, 2011
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The City Election season has had a slow start, according to Election officials, but there might be some up tick in activity this week as the November 8 contest nears. Election Commissioner Diane Colella has reported over the last few weeks that absentee ballots are at a pretty low point for an election that...

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Enrollment Reports Show Bursting Elementary Schools, Nearly as Many Latino Students as White Students

November 2, 2011
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Official school enrollment figures were recently released by the state and the Revere School System’s total enrollment is at an all-time high, with 1,000 more students in 2011 than in 2001. The district’s population was at 6,735 in the official ‘October 1’ reports that are taken by the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary...

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Mark It Down: Don’t Forget to Vote in Tuesday’s Election

November 2, 2011
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Next Tuesday the voters of Revere deliver the ultimate verdict on the slate of incumbents and candidates running for public office. That verdict is a final judgment. It is the last word after many, many words regarding who will win and who will lose when all the votes are counted. Next week, the voters...

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