Residents Upset over Pending MBTA Cuts

January 11, 2012
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Residents Upset over Pending MBTA Cuts

As the 411 bus rumbled up Oak Island Street towards the Jack Satter House earlier this week, there weren’t a ton of people getting off the bus, and there was really only one man getting on. Those using the bus were regulars, though, and they said that while the 411 doesn’t have a large...

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RHS Hockey at Frozen Fenway

January 11, 2012
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RHS Hockey at Frozen Fenway

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo drops the puck for the faceoff between Norwood captain Brendan Cathcart and Revere captain Peter Marino at the start of the Frozen Fenway hockey game Monday night under the lights at Fenway Park. Also taking part in the ceremony are Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo, Revere captain Drew...

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Councillor Giannino Makes the Airwaves

January 11, 2012
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Councillor Jessica Giannino is bringing favorable recognition to the city in her new gig as a monthly guest on the “Hill-Man Morning Show” on WAAF (107.3 FM). Giannino, who at the age of 20 became the youngest councillor-at-large ever elected, made her debut Monday morning on the 15-minute segment titled, “The Revere Beach Roundup,”...

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Council Grants Waivers for Two

January 11, 2012
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City Councillors unanimously passed two requests from Mayor Dan Rizzo on Monday night to grant non-residency waivers for two of the mayor’s newest hires. Lynnfield resident John Festa, a Revere native who has worked in the city for decades at Festa Construction, and Boston resident Miles Lang Kennedy, who worked on Rizzo’s mayoral campaign,...

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Hill Park Possible Site for Mckinley — Again

January 11, 2012
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As the City and Schools move ahead on planning the new McKinley School, an old argument is resurfacing all over again. Hill Park has long been an area for recreation – a park named after a World War II veteran who died in action – but as the planning for the McKinley takes off...

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Picking a New Police Chief

January 11, 2012
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Although Mayor Dan Rizzo is not making public statements about exactly what he wants to do to remake the police department, there has been a great deal of talk from his camp that Revere’s present police Chief Terence Reardon is up for replacement. Reardon, it is believed, will either be removed and replaced or...

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Former Mayor Ambrosino Lands Job

January 11, 2012
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Congratulations to former Mayor Thomas Ambrosino who has been named the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. His appointment by the Court was announced last week. This is great news for Ambrosino and great news for the city. It is a compliment to this city and to Ambrosino’s record of honesty that...

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From Dropping the Puck to Diving into the Pool

January 11, 2012
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The Revere High hockey team enjoyed the thrill of a once in a lifetime experience when they took to the ice at Frozen Fenway Monday night to take on Norwood High in a scrimmage. It was fabulous from beginning to end,” said RHS head coach Jim Palumbo. “The boys’ feet were off the ground...

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Police Briefs 01-11-2012

January 11, 2012
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 3 Selvin R. Argueta, 19, of 61 Revere St., was arrested on charges of three counts of malicious destruction of property over $250. James M. Morse, 41, of Everett, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4 Denine Anna Sensale, 28, of 418 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested on a charge...

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Obituaries 01-11-2012

January 11, 2012
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Joseph Quagenti Of Saugus, formerly of Revere Joseph B. Quagenti of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on January 8 at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He was 66 years old. A graduate of Boston College, he had a career in Finance Specializing in factoring and leasing. He was a former employee of Signal Capital of Hampton...

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Rizzo Assumes Leadership of Revere: Before Standing Room Crowd Says “Finest Days Are Yet to Come”

January 4, 2012
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Rizzo Assumes Leadership of Revere: Before Standing Room Crowd Says “Finest Days Are Yet to Come”

Dan Rizzo’s inaugural Monday night inside the Revere High School auditorium was an extraordinary affair by every standard of measure. A festive, well-dressed throng packed the huge auditorium, which is an accomplishment by itself. It is very likely close to 1,000 people attended the event, which was broadcast live on Revere TV. Rizzo’s inaugural...

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Council, School Commitee Members Also Take the Oath on Monday Night

January 4, 2012
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The Revere City Council inaugurated two new councillors – including the youngest citywide councillor in history – and nine incumbents at the grand inauguration ceremony Monday night. Coming on as new members of the Council were Brian Arrigo and Jessica Ann Giannino, with Giannino being the youngest ever elected citywide. Both are at-large councillors....

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Mayor Dan Rizzo

January 4, 2012
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The city has a new leader, with new ideas and a different leadership style about him. Mayor Dan Rizzo got off to a big start Monday evening when he was inaugurated. Not enough can be said or implied about the size of the crowd that jammed the Revere High School Auditorium to enjoy his...

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Sports 01-04-2012

January 4, 2012
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The Revere High boys basketball team broke into the win column over the holiday vacation week with a 62-32 victory over Trinity Catholic last Tuesday in the consolation game of the Pope John XXIII Christmas Tournament. Kyle Gotham, who was named to the tournament all star team, turned in a solid all around performance,...

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Obituaries 01-04-2012

January 4, 2012
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Jessie ‘Jessica’ Levine Of Swampscott, formerly of Revere Jessie “Jessica” (Cottler) Levine of Swampscott, formerly of Revere, Newton and Needham, died on January 1. She was 97 years old. The devoted wife of the late William Levine, she was the beloved mother of Edna and Mel Karas, the late Phyllis Siegel and late Lois...

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Police Briefs 01-04-2012

January 4, 2012
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Tuesday, Dec. 27  Paul Capotosto, 23, of 52 Neponset St, was charged with breaking and entering at night with intent to commit a crime. A 16-year-old juvenile was arrested on six outstanding warrants. Wednesday, Dec. 28  No Arrests Reported Thursday, Dec. 29 Juan Mazariegos-Abrego, 26, of 75 Roosevelt St, was charged with lewd, open...

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New Mayor Dan Rizzo delivers his inaugural address Jan. 2, 2012

January 3, 2012
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Fatal Crash Takes the Life of Chelsea Man

December 28, 2011
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Fatal Crash Takes the Life of Chelsea Man

A Chelsea man lost his life in a fatal automobile accident on the General Edwards Bridge Monday morning, according to Revere Fire Chief Gene Doherty. State Police announced late on Monday that the victim was Wayne Diggs, 50, of Chelsea. He had been driving a 2005 Dodge Ram northbound on Rt. 1A. Fire officials...

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A Big Cheer for Revere: Pop Warner ‘C’ Squad Wins National Championship

December 28, 2011
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When Revere Pop Warner Junior Patriots ‘C’ cheerleading coach Melissa Elam assembled her squad for practices back in August, she had a good feeling about the season ahead. “The girls just clicked well together from the beginning,” said Elam. The optimistic outlook was right on the mark and then some. Elam and assistant coaches...

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City Officials Ready to Enforce New Trash Ordinance on Jan. 1

December 28, 2011
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The new trash ordinance that the Council passed last summer will go into effect on Jan. 1st and city inspectors said last week that they are prepared to hand out fines. “It’s going to be pretty tough because trash trucks go out really early, but we’ll have our guys out there with them to...

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Rice Gets 6 Months Jail Time: Former Library Director Pleads Guilty and Hands over Check for $230,000

December 28, 2011
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Former Revere Public Library Director Bob Rice Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to 20 counts of fraud and embezzlement – getting six months in jail and immediately handing over $230,000 restitution. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Carol Ball heard the guilty plea from Rice, who was represented at the hearing by Attorneys Stephen Tassinari and...

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Revere’s Women of the Year: Ann Marie Costa; Deputy Superintendent of Schools Shows Initiative and Forward-thinking in Her Career

December 28, 2011
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When Deputy Superintendent Ann Marie Costa told her mother that she wanted to be a doctor, her mom didn’t believe it was such a good idea. She told her to be a nurse, or better yet, a teacher. It was advice that Costa took, and students in the City of Revere for the last...

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Out with the Old; In with the New

December 28, 2011
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It was a turbulent and tumultuous year in some parts of the world. In this nation, it was, above all, a year when we got more of the same rather than the dramatic change needed to alter our course. The economy improved just a bit but millions remain unemployed, businesses refuse to hire new...

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Police Briefs 12-28-2011

December 28, 2011
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Monday, Dec. 19th No Arrests Reported Tuesday, Dec. 20th Brandon Pruitt, 27, of Marlboro, was charged with trespassing, malicious destruction of property over $250, and breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor. John Weber, 37, of 50 Mountain Ave, was charged with assault by a dangerous weapon. Wednesday, Dec. 21st Michael Catino,...

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