Police Briefs 08-31-2011

August 31, 2011
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MONDAY, AUGUST 22 Richard K. Johnson, 46, of Dorchester, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 Jessica Acosta, 17, of 36 Curtis Rd., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. Ronald A. D’Andrea, 49, of Saugus, was arrested on a charge of trafficking in cocaine. Steven T. Goodrich, 21, of...

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Obituaries 08-31-2011

August 31, 2011
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John ‘Jack’ Markley Decorated Veteran and Active Environmentalist John G. “Jack” Markley of Revere died suddenly on August 24. He was 73 years old. “Jack” was a decorated U. S. Army veteran, an avid environmentalist receiving the Good Neighbor Award from the Friends of Belle Isle and an active member of the Society for...

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City Plans for Potential Outfalls if Hurricane, Ultra-high Tides Hit Simultaneously

August 25, 2011
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Special Online Report A combination of ultra-high tides and a potential Category 2 hurricane headed to Boston Harbor, both on Sunday, have Revere officials contemplating and planning today. With Mayor Tom Ambrosino on vacation this week, Interim Mayor John Powers – who is quite an authority on flooding in his Ward 5 area –...

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Back to School

August 24, 2011
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Back to School

Incoming Rumney Marsh Academy (RMA) sixth-grader Elma Mujan (right) practices unlocking the padlocks for lockers while her cousin Melissa Mbehremovic, of Saugus, also gives it a try. Incoming RMA stu­dents were given tours last week by members of the RMA Aspirers Club to help acquaint them and their parents with life in middle school....

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Triple Play?: House and Senate Report out on Gambling Bill; Gov. Patrick Offers His Conditional Approval

August 24, 2011
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As expected, the House and the Senate have agreed on legislation for expanded gambling and have reported it out from committee and have made it available to the public in an action taken Tuesday by House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray. Governor Deval Patrick said he approved of the legislation and...

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War of the Words: Whelan Parents Concerned over ‘prejudice’ Label

August 24, 2011
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Middle school parents on the west side of the city spoke out this week concerning claims by school officials of prejudice in the adult community, saying that school officials and Mayor Tom Ambrosino painted too broadly with their brush. Parents Kristy Dacey, Marilyn Quintana and Jen Sasso – all of the area around the...

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Revere Teachers Issue Challenge to Parents Concerning Garfield

August 24, 2011
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The Revere school system has been in a mini-upheaval over the past week after revelations of adult racial prejudice surfaced from Superintendent Paul Dakin. Parents have been in intense discussions. Administrators have been as well. But the Revere Teacher’s Association (RTA) has issued the strongest words so far, releasing a stern statement on Monday...

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The Campaign Debate is a Debate in Itself

August 24, 2011
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Many months ago, the Revere Journal offered to moderate and to pay for a debate or debates between mayoral hopefuls Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo. At the time, both candidates indicated to us that they were willing and able to debate one another on the issues that all it would take was to arrange...

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Police Briefs 08-24-2011

August 24, 2011
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MONDAY, AUGUST 15 Julie E. DeVincent, 19, of Dracut, 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. TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 Elison D. Mejia, 26, of 10 Temple St., was arrested on a charge of trafficking in cocaine....

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Obituaries 08-24-2011

August 24, 2011
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Alice Antonucci Revere resident Alice M. (Fabiano) Antonucci of Revere died on August 22. The beloved wife of the late Santo “Sarno,” she was the devoted mother of Vincent and his wife, Marie of Wakefield, Louis and his wife, Carolyn of Everett and the late Johanna Carifio; dear sister of Richard Fabiano of Florida...

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Thanks, Adrienne

August 17, 2011
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Thanks, Adrienne

Current and former Revere Parks and Recreation summer campers and counselors paid tribute to Director Adrienne Sacco-Maguire last Thursday before the Parks and Rec’s Night at the Beach festivities.

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License Commission: Compromise Reached on Beach Restaurant

August 17, 2011
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License Commission: Compromise Reached on Beach Restaurant

The Revere License Commission met late last month and trimmed the hours slightly for Antonia’s on the Beach after a lengthy discussion. The Antonia’s matter had been continued from the June meeting with some neighbors and owners sparring over the volume of live music performances. A group of neighbors contended the music was disruptive...

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Randall Resigns; Case Still Pending

August 17, 2011
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Revere Police officer Todd Randall is now a former Revere Police officer, resigning from the force last week. Randall had been on unpaid leave since last fall for a medical issue, but had been arrested and charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) last spring for giving a false statement during the course...

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New Trash Ordinance Might Not Go into Effect Until January 1

August 17, 2011
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The City Council will weigh whether or not to postpone the controversial trash storage ordinance next Monday night, according to numerous sources. The Council voted in the ordinance last spring after a long and arduous discussion process that lasted many months. Ward 6 Councillor Charlie Patch put in the motion and argued that there...

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Divided We Fall: School Officials, Mayor Indicate That Middle School Lottery Has Brought out the Worst in Adult Community

August 17, 2011
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The middle school lottery over the last several years has never been an easy process, but administrators say it has become downright disturbing this year. In the three lotteries staged over the last five years by the School Department, there have been tears from children, angry parents, arguments and harsh language. The lottery has...

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The Mayor’s Way: Here’s to Hoping That Ambrosino’s Open-door Policy Continues with the Next Administration

August 17, 2011
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Both candidates for mayor would do well to emulate Mayor Thomas Ambrosino. Everyone has a different managerial style. But the running of the Revere mayor’s office requires above all else a deliberate, ongoing attention to detail and to work ethic. The Ambrosino way has been to always be prepared, to debate policy in the...

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More Hotels?: Revere Should Seize on This Room for Growth

August 17, 2011
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In neighboring Chelsea, efforts are now underway to lure a third major hotel to the city. Revere should be making the same effort to locate another major hotel on Revere Beach as a stand alone for the Ocean Avenue project, which could conceivably gel all around it. Hotels are great business generators but they...

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The Red-hot Sox: Franchise Continues to Produce

August 17, 2011
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They are the bright shining light this summer not yet letting us down. The exploits of the Red Sox have given us hope and confidence that goes way beyond the bummer tendencies of the stock market and the financial world. The winning Red Sox are a wonderful, splendid distraction during this summer of economic...

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Sports Community Mourns the Loss of RHS Football Broadcaster Alfred DiTullio

August 17, 2011
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The Revere sports community is fondly remembering Alfred J. DiTullio, who became well known in the city for his work on Revere High football broadcasts on local cable television. DiTullio, known as “Al” by his associates in the press box at Della Russo Stadium, died on August 13. He was 48. City Councilor Ira...

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Police Briefs 08-17-2011

August 17, 2011
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MONDAY, AUGUST 8 Ken Davis, 36, of 641 Beach St., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. James R. Masciulli, 24, of 184 Rumney Rd., 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. Anthony M....

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Obituaries 08-17-2011

August 17, 2011
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Nicolina Mastrain Owned Caporale’s Market Nicolina “Nellie” (Caporale) Mastrain of Revere died on August 15.  She was 93 years old. Born in Newton, she moved to Revere as a teenager. She and her husband operated Caporale’s Market on Revere Street for more than 50 years. The daughter of the late Alfred and Angela Maria...

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A Textbook Case Of Addition by Subtraction: Caramello’s Brief Teaching Career Gave Birth to a Long and Distinguished Tenure with the RFD

August 10, 2011
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A Textbook Case Of Addition by Subtraction: Caramello’s Brief Teaching Career Gave Birth to a Long and Distinguished Tenure with the RFD

Fire Lt. Jim Caramello took a strange path to the Revere Fire Department. In fact, before landing on a fire truck, he never dreamt of dousing out flames or providing life saving services to those in distress. What he mostly did was teach mathematics at Revere High School (RHS), following in his father’s footsteps...

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Hearing Held in Randall Case; DPW Matter Is Continued Until Next Month

August 10, 2011
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Two noteworthy hearings involving city employees were continued within the last two weeks. First, last Wednesday, August 3, Police Officer Todd Randall was expected to have an important hearing in which he could plead to his charges or disclose a plea deal. That hearing was unexpectedly re-scheduled at the last minute, pushing it off...

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RHS Freshman Orientation Set for Aug. 23

August 10, 2011
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Administrators, teachers, and staff of Revere High School cordially invite parents or guardians and families of incoming freshman and transferred students to the Freshman Orientation on Tuesday, August 23, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Revere High School Auditorium. The purpose of this orientation is to ensure that our incoming students and their...

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