Obituaries 04-06-2011

April 6, 2011
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Rev. Rocco Crescenzi Longtime Administrator and Director of Don Orione Nursing Home Rev. Rocco Crescenzi, son of Domenic and Philomena, died at the Don Orione Nursing Home on April 3 after a brief illness. He was 95 years old. He was the last of six children. The family was very close, loving and religious,...

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Sun Rising – Program Povides Dynamic Assistance to Homeowners in Crisis

March 30, 2011
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Sun Rising – Program Povides Dynamic Assistance to Homeowners in Crisis

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Badrul Khan woke up one cold Tuesday morning in January 2009 with a lump in his stomach. He pulled back the curtains to see if the auctioneers were outside yet. They weren’t, and it kind of surprised him. His kids were off to school and his wife had left early...

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Check, Please – City Admits to not Checking Licenses of many Workers who Operate MVs

March 30, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com City officials and School Department officials conceded this week that they don’t conduct basic driver’s license checks of employees that operate city-owned vehicles. And one city employee was driving a city vehicle nearly every day for two years without a valid license. The issue came to light this week when...

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Revere is among the Fastest Growing Cities in the State

March 30, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Revere jumped over the 50,000-population mark for the first time in its history amid the surging growth of the city’s minority community – most especially the Hispanic population, according to official Census 2010 numbers unveiled last week. The city’s overall population surged from 47,283 to 51,755. For that, state officials...

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Let’s make a Deal – The Speaker and the Governor Appear to be Sitting at the Same Table

March 30, 2011
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Speaker Robert DeLeo appears to be coming closer to reaching an agreement with Governor Deval Patrick about what exact shape and form an expanded gambling bill will take. All signals are pointing to a dramatic increase in interaction between the governor and the speaker – and in fact, a meeting apparently held by the...

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Holding Court in Lynnfield

March 30, 2011
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-By Cary Shuman Pam MacDonald was hoping to be on hand when Revere basketball star Morgan Jenkins scored the 1,000th point of her career this season but the former Revere High girls varsity basketball coach had a game of her own that night. “I would have loved to have seen Morgan get her 1,000th...

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Police Briefs 03-29-2011

March 30, 2011
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MONDAY, MARCH 21 Larry A. Tatum, of 1662 North Shore Rd., was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a Class D controlled narcotic substance with intent to distribute and violating the drug free school zone laws. TUESDAY, MARCH 22 Ruben D. Mejia, 32, of 109 Bradstreet Ave., was arrested on a charge of...

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Obituaries 03-29-2011

March 30, 2011
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Linda Caruso Raytheon Retiree Linda M. Caruso, a lifelong Revere resident, died following a long 10-year valiant battle with cancer on March 26 at the University of Florida Hospital in Gainesville. She was 60 years old. Born in Everett on May 2, 1950, she was raised and educated in Revere and lived in Revere...

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Daddy-Daughter Dance

March 24, 2011
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Dads and daughters, ready for a fun night out? From 6 to 9pm on Saturday, March 26th, you can dress up in your party clothes and join Kelli McBee, Miss Bristol County 2011 for the Miss America Organization, and her father, Dr. John McBee, at Boston’s Daddy-Daughter Dance fundraiser at the Sheraton Boston Hotel....

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The Economy Rises Up to Meet Squire Road

March 23, 2011
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The Economy Rises Up to Meet Squire Road

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com When the economy boomed, Squire Road busted. Now that the rest of the world has gone bust, it’s Squire Road that seems to be booming. The City did all it could to market the Squire Road area as an affordable and viable area for business when the economy was hot,...

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Casino Circumvention?

March 23, 2011
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Casino Circumvention?

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It’s the Internet Café that pays off in more than computer chips, or at least local police and state officials say. A storefront café now called “Lucky Day Sweepstakes Café” in the new Bell Circle mall has turned quite a few heads lately – including those of Revere Police, the...

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Novoselsy Says Neigbors Are ‘up in Arms’ over Group Home Plan

March 23, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A group home proposed on Walnut Avenue in Ward 2 has neighbors and Councillor Ira Novoselsky up in arms. The project was recently proposed quietly at a Site Plan Review Committee meeting, and very few details are available. Right now, the proponent, Bay Cove Human Services, of Boston, is scheduled...

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A Fitting Honor – Public Safety Building Should Be Named in Memory of George Colella

March 23, 2011
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City Councillor Steven Reardon has entered a motion before the city council asking that the city’s new police and fire station complex should be named after the late Mayor George Colella. Colella died recently, leaving as his testament a lifelong devotion to this city which spanned longer than 50 years in public service. He...

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Electronic Games – Isn’t the Lottery Supposed to Be in Charge?

March 23, 2011
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We have watched with awe the proliferation into a wide variety of business locations throughout the city and region of electronic machines that are the rough equivalent of card playing machines or electronic slot machines. Our fascination here with everything that mimics gambling at a casino leads us to wonder how the state is...

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Good Luck, Coach – Basketball Coach Has Left a Big Impression

March 23, 2011
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We want to thank Revere High School basketball coach Diana DeCristoforo for her outstanding leadership of the program for the past two seasons. As most of you have heard by now, she is leaving to become an assistant coach at Salem State University. With her leadership and guidance, the Revere High School girls basketball...

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Decristoforo Steps Down for a Post at Salem State

March 23, 2011
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By Cary Shuman Diana DeCristoforo has stunned the local sports community with the announcement that she is leaving her position as head coach of the Revere High School girls basketball program. DeCristoforo told her players at a team meeting last week that she has decided to step down as coach after two successful seasons...

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Police Briefs 03-23-2011

March 23, 2011
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MONDAY, MARCH 14 Michael R. Chesley, 26, of 10 Yeamans St., 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. Tayla Colarusso, 17, of 174 Bellingham St., was arrested on charges of assault & battery, two counts of...

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Obituaries 03-23-2011

March 23, 2011
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Sukontha Rockwood Waitress at Revere’s China Roma for more than 20 years Sukontha “Susie” Rockwood died at her Chelsea home after a two year battle with cancer on March 20. She was 65 years old. A native of Bangkok, Thailand, she arrived in the United States in 1970, making her home in Everett. In...

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Video: Big Time Rush Band Makes Surprise Visit To The Whelan School, Feb. 15, 2011

March 17, 2011
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The Kids Have Character

March 16, 2011
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The Kids Have Character

The Rrevere Public Llibrary Children’s program packed in visitors a few weeks ago to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, an annual popular tradition. The RPL held several celebrations at the library and also concluded the week at the Cronin Skating Rink for a ‘Cat in the Hat’ ice skating party. Above,  sisters Emma,  Ava and...

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Shoppers: This Idea is Sure to Capture Your Attention

March 16, 2011
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Shoppers: This Idea is Sure to Capture Your Attention

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There’s nothing more frustrating than standing at the front of a checkout line fumbling for a store loyalty card or digging through one’s pocket or purse for a $1 coupon. Likewise, going to a favorite restaurant and forgetting the loyalty program code can also throw a monkey wrench into a...

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Throw the Book at Him – Grand Jury Levies 21-count Indictment Against Former Library Director

March 16, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Former Revere Library Director Bob Rice Jr. has been indicted by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on 21 counts, including embezzlement and procurement fraud. Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley’s office told the Journal on Tuesday afternoon that Rice had been indicted on three counts of larceny of property over...

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MGH Admits Fault in Accidental Death of City Hall Worker

March 16, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Geraldine Oswald had a quiet and efficient career for two decades in the Revere City Hall Auditor’s Office. She was the last person to draw attention to herself. So, it’s with some irony and a lot of tragedy that her death has resulted in a high profile and media saturated...

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Company Not for Sale … for Now at Least

March 16, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The Necco Candy Company’s principal owner has decided to pull the manufacturer off the auction block and take another bite into the candy business. American Capital announced last week that the process to “explore strategic options” for the company has been suspended. American Capital put the candy company on the...

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