Obituaries 05-11-2011

May 11, 2011
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Christine Franzese Attorney Atty. Christine M. Franzese, a lifetime resident of Winthrop, died at the Marist Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Waltham on Sunday, May 8, after a long illness. She was 54 years old. Born in Boston, the beloved daughter of  Rita (Langone) and the late William P. Franzese, she was a 1974...

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Eating Out: Margarita’s Unveils New Menu Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2011
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Eating Out: Margarita’s Unveils New Menu Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo

Manager Eric Vets said that the top sellers since the special menu debuted in April have been the Blood Orange Margarita drink and the spicy Chicken Tinga Tacos. “People here love the spice,and they’ve really responded to the Chicken Tinga Tacos,” said Vets. “The blood orange margarita has caught on like wildfire too. We’ve...

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Citywide Cleanup

May 4, 2011
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Citywide Cleanup

The city’s most popular senior, Morris Morris, is shown with a friend cleaning up a parking lot on Lucia Avenue during last week’s Citywide Neighborhood Cleanup. It was the first year that the City has moved cleanup efforts from Revere Beach to Revere neighborhoods. At the behest of the Revere Beautification Committee (RBC), city...

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She’s Icing the Competition

May 4, 2011
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She’s Icing the Competition

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Agawam Street’s Kara Corbelle used to be the one who did all the baking for her large family during holidays and family dinners. Her sisters and brothers all had a job or a specialty. Her mother was the cook in the family. And Corbelle’s job was always baking. She never...

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Residential Run-around? – Prominent Businessman Says His Son Was Victim of Bogus Red Tape, Political Ax Grinding

May 4, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The frantic call came from the bathroom of one of Revere’s middle schools. The young man – in tears and heartbroken – was frantically telling his Dad that he hadn’t done anything wrong; that he had a letter saying he was kicked out of school, but he didn’t know why....

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Company Agrees to $7.5 Million Settlement; Doesn’t Admit Wrongdoing, but Avoids Legal Fight

May 4, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com After several months of discussion on a state whistleblower lawsuit precipitated by current and former employees of the Resco (Wheelabrator) incinerator on the Rumney Marsh, state officials reported late Monday that the company agreed to a $7.5 million settlement to resolve the case. Wheelabrator, in a statement to the Journal,...

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Mayor Says a Trash Fee is Unavoidable

May 4, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A controversial trash fee may not come during Mayor Tom Ambrosino’s watch, but he said this week that it most certainly will be on the next mayor’s plate. Unlike most surrounding cities, Revere has avoided any such fees for trash. Meanwhile, cities like Chelsea and Malden have instituted pay-as-you-throw systems...

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A Healthy Choice Deleo’s Bill is the Way to G

May 4, 2011
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It was arguably House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s finest hour last week when the House bill giving cities and towns the right to put their municipal employees into health insurance programs that reduces premiums paid for by the cities and towns while at the same time provides those employees who are insured with great health...

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Justice is Done – the Death of Osama Bin Laden

May 4, 2011
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The assassination of Osama bin Laden by a team of brave and heroic Navy Seals in his Pakistani hideaway Sunday afternoon was justice being done almost ten years after the tragic 9/11 catastrophe. More than 3,000 innocents died that day at the hands of bin Laden, who was, more than anything else, a murderer...

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RHS Baseball Team Seeking Winning Formula

May 4, 2011
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The Revere High baseball team is hitting the baseball just fine thus far this season, but the Patriots still are looking for the winning formula after losses to Winthrop and Danvers this past week. The Patriots jumped out to a 4-0 lead over Winthrop last Friday, but a lack of timely hitting and some...

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Softball Team Improves to 5-4 with a Pair of NEC Victories

May 4, 2011
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The Revere High softball team won two of its three games this past week to go above .500 with a 5-4 record. The Lady Patriots, who had won three straight contests the previous week, exploded last week for two more victories of 10-0 and 10-5 against Northeastern Conference rivals Gloucester and Winthrop. Lady Patriot...

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RHS Girls Tennis Team Defeats Salem

May 4, 2011
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The Revere High girls tennis team defeated Salem 3-2 last week for its first win of the season. Both of the Lady Patriot doubles tandems cruised to easy victories. The first doubles duo of Mounia El-Arara and Karen Chan wept past their Salem foes 6-0, 6-0, as did the second doubles pairing of Samantha...

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Boys Tennis Team Defeats Salem, 4-1

May 4, 2011
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The Revere High boys tennis team earned its third win of the season with a tidy 4-1 triumph at Salem in their only match last week. Coach Mike Flynn’s Patriots now stand at 3-2 on the season. All three of the Patriots singles players won in straight sets, led by Capt. Malak Mossadek, who...

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RHS Boys Track Team Too Much for Classical

May 4, 2011
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The Revere High boys track team rolled to its third win of the season with a commanding 104-27 triumph over Lynn Classical last week. The Patriots captured first place in all but two of the events against their Classical opponents. Mike Fitzpatrick broke his own RHS school record in the 400 intermediate hurdles with...

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Police Briefs 05.04.2011

May 4, 2011
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MONDAY, APRIL 25 Winston William Orechva, 24, of Plymouth, was arrested on charges of two counts of assault & battery, entering without breaking with intent to commit a felony, resisting arrest, disturbing the peace, and disorderly conduct. Fawnsa Elisha Rosario, 27, of Everett, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Thomas F. Rosenthal, 48, of...

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Obituaries 05.04.2011

May 4, 2011
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Giovanni Noe Past VP of Augusta Boston Club and Appian Club member Giovanni “John” Noe of Revere, formerly of the West End, died on May 1. He was a member and past Vice President of the Augusta Boston Club and a member of the Appian Club. The beloved husband of Carmelina (Baffo) Noe with...

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Walking to School

April 28, 2011
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Walking to School

On Tuesday april 12, dorothea hass from WalkBoston gave a presentation to the city and school representatives on pedestrian safety at the Whelan school auditorium. the presentation high- lighted ways to assure pedestrians safety by improving sidewalks and maintaining proper crosswalks.  

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City Will Not Terminate Randall – Hearing Has Been Postponed Indefinitely

April 28, 2011
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A termination hearing for Revere Police Officer Todd Randall has been continued indefinitely, according to Mayor Tom Ambrosino. Ambrosino said last week that he would schedule the hearing on Monday before leaving on vacation. The hearing would have been for the purpose of terminating Officer Randall from the force in the wake of allegations...

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Attorney: FBI Raid Had Nothing to Do with Me

April 28, 2011
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Local attorney Jay Paul Satin has informed the Journal that the FBI raid on an office in the Citizen’s Bank building had nothing to do with him, but everything to do with Attorney John Molloy. Attorney Satin shares a law office with Attorney Molloy on the fourth floor of the bank building. FBI agents...

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Drug Testing Program Nets Two Positive Results

April 28, 2011
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In the 16 months since the Revere Police implemented a drug testing policy within their ranks, two officers have tested positive for illegal drugs. Mayor Tom Ambrosino and Revere Police officials indicated that the program has been completely rolled out by now, and every officer has been tested at least once. In that testing...

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Local Group Unhappy with State-funded Teen Website

April 28, 2011
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A state taxpayer-funded website that deals with teen sexual issues – including how to obtain an abortion – has one Revere group a little shocked. The site, called ‘Maria Talks,’ became news last week when the Boston media reported that the site – funded by the state Department of Public Health and produced by...

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Company Forecasts Growth, New Jobs

April 28, 2011
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The state has made no decision yet, but Tuesday morning it gave Necco Candy Co. of Revere a chance to plead its case for keeping a lucrative tax relief agreement with the City. The tax agreement, called a tax increment financing (TIF) agreement, allows for a shifting percentage of property tax relief on the...

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Mckinley School First Grader Honored by Suffolk County DA Daniel F. Conley

April 28, 2011
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Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley presented a special citation to McKinley School first grade student Borias Lake in recognition of a book that the eight-year-old-youth had authored on the topic of bullying. Lake wrote an eight-page book entitled, “Borias Brainstorms on Bullying” a year ago while he was a student in Ms. Jessica...

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Life-sized Statue Stolen from the RPL

April 28, 2011
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It’s been about 10 years since the life-size bronze statue of a 5-year-old girl reading a book was placed in front of the Revere Public Library, and in that time she’s become iconic. But now she’s gone. In an unbelievable act of vandalism, the little girl statue in front of the Revere Public Library...

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