The Bruins: Black and Gold Show a Lot of Fight

June 8, 2011
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The Boston Bruins, their backs against the wall and their egos on the floor, stood tall Monday night in the TD Garden. Needing a win to make a series out of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Bruins delivered a proverbial haymaker, routing the Vancouver Canucks, 8-1, to narrow the gap in this best-of-seven series,...

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Patriots Find the Range in Opener Tourney Run Ended by Classical in Round 2

June 8, 2011
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By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com Coach Joe Ciccarello wanted his Revere High softball team to make an impression in the State Softball Tournament. Courtney Gurska made sure it did with a clutch bases-loaded triple in the eighth inning to propel Revere to an 8-2 victory over Methuen in an opening round game on the Rangers’...

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Police Briefs 06-08-2011

June 8, 2011
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TUESDAY, MAY 31 Nino O. DiPaolo, 39, of 94 Constitution Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 Carla Cruz, 28, of 41 Sears St., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. Abderrahim Nabat, 43, of Malden, was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. THURSDAY, JUNE 2 Michael...

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Obituaries 06-08-2011

June 8, 2011
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Lillian Tirro Retired Secretary and long time dance enthusiast Lillian G. (Reid) Tirro, a 63 year resident of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on May 26 following a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma at the Life Care Center of Stoneham. She was 85 years old. Born, raised and educated in Chelsea, she...

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What’s The Word for It? Refreshing!

June 1, 2011
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What’s The Word for It? Refreshing!

McKinley School Kindergartners Arianna Buenrostro and Aamna Umar beat the recent heat with a popsicle treat at Harry Della Russo Stadium last Friday during the school’s first-ever Vocabulary Parade. Each student picked a part of speech, such as a noun, and dressed up as that part of speech for the day. At the end...

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A Model Home (of sorts): AG Hopes to Use Revere Program as a Statewide Model for Foreclosures

June 1, 2011
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A Model Home (of sorts): AG Hopes to Use Revere Program as a Statewide Model for Foreclosures

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com One house at a time, city and state officials hope that they can dig out abandoned and foreclosed properties in Revere and the rest of the  Commonwealth. Using Revere as a model, State Attorney General Martha Coakley has teamed up with Mayor Tom Ambrosino, Chelsea Restoration and the Mass Bankers...

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Salary Boost, Highers Expenses will Lead to a 3.5 Percent Increase in the Coming Year

June 1, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There’s good news and bad news concerning water and sewer rates this coming year. For the first time in a long time, MWRA rates for Revere have dropped overall by nearly two percent (1.7 percent to be exact). However, due to salaries and expenses within the local Water and Sewer...

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Revere will take its Hacks in Court

June 1, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Common sense and the City of Revere have found a friend this week in State Auditor Suzanne Bump. Bump’s office has determined that the new hack holiday law is an unfunded mandate and, thus, Revere has the right to fight the law in Suffolk Superior Court. “I made the request,”...

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Police Briefs 06-01-2011

June 1, 2011
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Monday, May 23 John Aristizabal, 42, of Everett, was arrested on one warrant. Robert Buchanan, 49, of 68 Glendale St, was charged with assault and battery. Darrell Jones, 42, of 314 Beach St., was charged with armed robbery, entering without breaking with intent to commit a felony, assault by a dangerous weapon and assault...

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A Real Loss: Mayor Ambrosino’s Outstanding Attributes

June 1, 2011
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When Mayor Thomas Ambrosino leaves it will be a loss of the first order for this city. The city will be losing a self assured administrator who has made a positive mark on this city during the past decade. He could have done anything when he graduated from Harvard Law School. But his choice...

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Softball Team Wins Three Straight to Qualify for Tourney

June 1, 2011
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Patriots play at Bedford Friday When the Revere High softball team dropped the first game of its final four contests last week, 4-3 to Beverly (after leading most of the way 3-0), the Lady Patriots had their proverbial backs to the walls in their quest for a berth in the postseason state tourney. Revere...

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Tennis Team Tops Winthrop in Finale

June 1, 2011
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The Revere High boys tennis team needed a win over Winthrop in its final match of the season Friday to keep alive its hopes of qualifying for the post season state tournament. Winthrop had defeated the Patriots by a 3-2 margin in their initial encounter earlier in the season, but a victory would assure...

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Parent is 9th, Fitzpatrick 10th at Division 1 Meet

June 1, 2011
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Marisa Parent and Mike Fitzpatrick turned in the top performances for the Revere High boys and girls track teams at Saturday’s Eastern Mass. Division 1 Meet held at Andover High. Marisa just missed qualifying for the finals in the 100 meter dash,  finishing in ninth place in a time of 13.25, just .22 off...

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Obituaries 06-01-2011

June 1, 2011
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Florence Camilleri Revere resident Florence T. Camilleri of Revere died on May 30. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Stella; dear sister of Michael of Revere, and Angela Langone and her husband, Fred, of Stoneham; loving aunt of Patrick Langone of Townsend and the late Albie Langone. Visiting hours will be...

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History Repeats Itself: Dello Russo Family Sends Another Student to the National History Fair

May 25, 2011
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History Repeats Itself: Dello Russo Family Sends Another Student to the National History Fair

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com They say lighting doesn’t strike twice in the same place, and they’re probably right. However, extraordinary success has struck twice in the Dello Russo family this year, as another one of the three Dello Russo boys has qualified for the national History Fair. And, it was very nearly a triple...

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Deruosi a Finalist for Superintendent Post in Malden

May 25, 2011
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Deruosi a Finalist for Superintendent Post in Malden

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Successes in the Revere Public Schools have been delivered a bittersweet blow this week as another top administrator is being considered for a superintendent position out of town. Former Revere High School (RHS) Principal, and current assistant superintendent, Dave Deruosi is a finalist for the superintendent of schools position in...

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Revere, Winthrop Move Toward Combined Dispatch

May 25, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com City leaders in Revere have taken the first step towards a combined 9-1-1 dispatch center with the Town of Winthrop, approving an agreement between the two municipalities on Monday night. The Revere City Council voted 10-0 to approve a preliminary agreement between Revere and Winthrop for the operation of the...

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Feds have 30 Days to Indict Officer Todd Randall

May 25, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The federal government still hasn’t arraigned or indicted Revere Police Officer Todd Randall on charges that he allegedly lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during an investigation into bribery. During Randall’s first appearance at Federal Court in Boston last Wednesday, U.S. Prosecutor Brian Kelly indicated that they have...

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Police Briefs 05-25-2011

May 25, 2011
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 Jesus Lopez-Cruz, 27, of Chelsea, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor and operating a motor vehicle without being licensed. He also was cited for the civil motor vehicle infraction of having an open container of alcohol while driving. THURSDAY, MAY 19 Kenneth...

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Memorial Day 2011

May 25, 2011
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For those who have lost a son or a daughter, a father or a mother, a dear friend or even a neighbor to the ravages of war, Memorial Day is a time to remember and to celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us. The battles that take the lives of...

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Obituaries 05-25-2011

May 25, 2011
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Harold Gaff Jr. Verizon employee Harold J. Gaff Jr. of Revere died unexpectedly on May 21. He was a graduate of Immaculate Conception School, Class of 1974, BC High, Class of 1978 and the University of Maine in Orono and was employed by Verizon for more than 25 years. He was the husband of...

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Say ‘Cheese!’

May 18, 2011
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Say ‘Cheese!’

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com James DiSabatino was president of his class in 2005 at Revere High School (RHS). A couple of years ago, he graduated in the top of his class at Emerson College with a high-powered degree in marketing. It would have seemed he was headed up the traditional ladder of success. But...

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Layoffs Averted, but the Mayor’s Proposal Reflects Stark Realities

May 18, 2011
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Layoffs Averted, but the Mayor’s Proposal Reflects Stark Realities

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Mayor Tom Ambrosino is prepared to file a City Budget later this week that will be in deficit by $1.8 million, he confirmed on Monday. The mayor’s budget will be $138.748 million and will have increased by 3.3 percent over last year, though most of that increase, he said, comes...

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Police Briefs 05-18-2011

May 18, 2011
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TUESDAY, MAY 10 Josue Cardona, 20, of Chelsea, was arrested on charges of breaking & entering into a truck with intent to commit a felony and receiving stolen property over $250. Richard O. Fajardo, 23, of Chelsea, was arrested on charges of breaking & entering into a truck with intent to commit a felony....

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