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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How Can This Happen? Thefts Raise Alarming Questions

November 2, 2011
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Dozens upon dozens of manhole covers and catch basin covers have apparently been stolen by roving marauders who simply stop wherever there is a manhole cover, lift it up and toss it into the back of a truck and then its on to the next manhole cover. The same is being done with catch...

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Sports 11-02-2011

November 2, 2011
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Volleyball team clinches tourney berth The Revere High volleyball team clinched a berth in the MIAA post season state tournament with a dramatic win Friday against Saugus on an evening made all the more memorable because it was Senior Night. The Lady Patriots stood at 9-8 entering the match, after having split two matches...

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Obituaries 11-02-2011

November 2, 2011
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Antonetta Horton Worked at Almy’s and Brandano’s Bakery Antonetta T. (Terenzio) Horton, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on October 26. She was 91 years old. A former employee of Brandano’s Bakery and Almy’s Department Store, she was a member of the Revere Moose Ladies Auxiliary and the Revere Senior Center. She was the...

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Police Briefs 11-02-2011

November 2, 2011
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 Bouazza Ada Ould-Sahraovia, 27, of 69 Victoria St., was arrested on charges of assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon and making a threat to commit a crime. David A. Powell, 43, of Allston, was arrested on charges of two counts of entering without breaking into a truck with...

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City of Revere Vacant Buildings 2011

October 28, 2011
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The City of Revere recently released its full list of Vacant Buildings. That list specifies those properties that will be fined for being abandoned. When the list was created, it was during much better economic times, and the purpose was to push the city’s few vacant property owners to sell in a boom market....

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Public Defender: Reardon Responds to Lukewarm Remarks by Mayoral Candidates

October 26, 2011
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Public Defender: Reardon Responds to Lukewarm Remarks by Mayoral Candidates

As last week’s Mayoral Debate chugged on in the Whelan School Auditorium, no one was more surprised by one of the questions than Police Chief Terence Reardon. The question, put directly to both Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo, was whether or not they would keep the Chief in place if elected. Given a series...

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Who You Gonna Call? Group Takes Scientific Approach to Seeking out and Solving Ghost Stories, Paranormal Experiences

October 26, 2011
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Who You Gonna Call? Group Takes Scientific Approach to Seeking out and Solving Ghost Stories, Paranormal Experiences

Scott Trainito doesn’t necessarily believe in ghosts – or more appropriately, the paranormal – but that hasn’t stopped him from looking for them time and again over the past five years. As the founder of Para-Boston Investigators, based in East Boston, the Everett resident and Eastie postman has put together a diverse team of...

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Property Owners Vow to Settle Outstanding Water Bill

October 26, 2011
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Owners of the building that formerly housed the Mt. Vernon at the Wharf Restaurant appeared before the License Commission last Thursday and maintained that they will immediately pay the $33,000 water bill that was left on their doorstep last month. “We were in the process of evicting them for non-payment of rent and on...

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Time to Get Motivated: Remember to Vote

October 26, 2011
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There is the expectation here that about 50% of eligible voters will cast a ballot in less than two weeks for the coming November Election. This is a percentile far too small to reliably mark the general sentiment of voters when it comes to electing our public officials. That being said, there is virtually...

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Police Briefs 10-26-2011

October 26, 2011
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MONDAY, OCT. 17 Paulo Vitor Cebola de Sena, 21, of 493 Beach St., was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Heather E. Harper, 21, of 1028 No. Shore Rd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Diane McDonough, 23, 1028 No. Shore Rd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Amado A. Morales,...

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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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