All Aboard the Bandwagon – Girls Basketball Team is in the midst of an Historic Run

February 10, 2011
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All Aboard the Bandwagon – Girls Basketball Team is in the midst of an Historic Run

By Cary Shuman cary@lynnjournal.com Revere High girls basketball followers had reason to expect a very successful season in 2011. The Lady Patriots were16-4 a year ago and had a looming 1,000-point scorer in Morgan Jenkins and one of the state’s best sophomores in Gena Restiano returning to the fold. Jenkins has eclipsed the grand...

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Brutal Stabbing at the Squire; Matter Forwarded to the License Commission

February 10, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com With little more than a week under new ownership, the Squire Lounge was the scene of a brutal knife attack last Friday, and the incident has been forwarded to the License Commission. Commissioners were very up front with new owner Mark Filtranti – who also owns the Golden Banana in...

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Sweet or Sour? At this Point, it’s Hard to tell if Situation will End Positively for City

February 10, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com As the sale of the Necco Candy Company looms, many are hard-pressed to figure out if the city has a Mercedes Benz within its borders or just a typical four-door sedan. According to union officials who represent Necco workers, the company is no international prize, and the hope for a...

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Police Briefs 02-09-2011

February 10, 2011
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MONDAY, JAN. 31 Joseph M.  Calnan, 20, of 61 Crescent Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, FEB. 1 Maureen Y. Simone, 57, listed as homeless, was arrested on a charge of disturbing the peace. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2 Frankie V. Rivera, 44, of Lynn, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a...

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Speaking of Snow … Recalling the Blizzard of ’78

February 10, 2011
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During this winter that does not seem to want to end, take a moment to recall the Blizzard of 1978, which took place this week, 33 years ago. Not withstanding everything that has come after, there was no storm, no set of storms, no entire year of storms combined that compares reasonably with what...

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Mayoral Campaign- Candidates are following the Right Steps

February 10, 2011
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Right now, both candidates for mayor, Councillor at Large Dan Rizzo and Councillor George Rotondo are doing what ought to be done. They are debating nearly every week on the Op-ed page of the Revere Journal. The debate has been thoughtful, even forceful, and we expect it will become more compelling as time goes...

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Sports 02-09-2011

February 10, 2011
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RHS girls stay perfect at 14-0 The Revere High girls basketball team showed this week that not only are they adept at winning the runaway games, but that they also know how to win the close ones. The Lady Patriots journeyed Thursday to Danvers, the Northeastern Conference team many had thought would have the...

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Obituaries 02-09-2011

February 10, 2011
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Rita Rodgers Vibrant, genuine and caring person Rita L. (Leonard) Rodgers of Saugus, formerly of Revere, died on February 1. Rita was such a vibrant, genuine and caring person: a devoted wife, mother (mommy), gammy, sister and friend. She loved life and courageously tried everything medical science had to offer in her six year...

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Ambrosino urges Patience as City Copes with more Snowfall

February 3, 2011
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Ambrosino urges Patience as City Copes with more Snowfall

-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com With a huge storm on the doorstep (literally on the doorstep) this week, more than a few Revere residents arestruggling to figure out where to put the snow and how to get around it. On Endicott Avenue, MBTA buses barrel down the narrow street with seemingly little more than a...

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Scrooges Convicted of Larceny Charges

February 3, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com It was Christmas 2009 and many people were hurting financially like never before. The need for charity Christmas presents was huge. And, in fact, one couple that was in line to receive some of those charitable gifts admitted last week to having stolen hundreds of them from the First Congregational...

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Rotondo is off to a Quick Start in the Fundraising Race

February 3, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com An analysis of campaign finance reports for both candidates for mayor shows that, surprisingly, Councillor George Rotondo has more than double the money in his coffers at this point than Councillor Dan Rizzo. Nevertheless, Rizzo’s report does indicate that last year he raised a significant amount of money, but spent...

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Police Brief 02-03-2011

February 3, 2011
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MONDAY, JAN. 24 Nubia DeOliveira, 27, of Somerville, was arrested on charges of assault & battery, intimidation of a witness, larceny of property over $250, and a civil rights violation with bodily injury. Evan J. Goldney, 25, of Saugus, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a Class B controlled narcotic substance (subsequent...

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Snow Emergency – This is a Winter We won’t soon Forget

February 3, 2011
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The snow emergency facing us is now a constant in our lives. It has disrupted nearly everything we do and it appears there is no end in sight during a winter that might prove to be the worst of all time when all is said and done. January was a snow disaster. February is...

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Holding out Hope – Gaming Legislation Back on the Radar

February 3, 2011
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Many signs point to the possibility that the House and the Senate will take up an expanded gaming bill during this session on Beacon Hill. This is good news for those of us who believe a casino at Suffolk Downs would be a great stimulus to the local economy creating jobs and new taxes...

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Sports 02-03-2011

February 3, 2011
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Girls basketball team improves to 12-0 The Revere High girls basketball team continued to assert its dominance over its Northeastern Conference rivals with of pair of runaway victories this past week. Winthrop became NEC victim Number Nine last Tuesday. Coach Diana DeCristoforo had some reservations about her team’s performance coming into the game because...

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Obituaries 02-03-2011

February 3, 2011
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Robert Bennett Retired Postal Employee, veteran of three wars, member of many organizations Robert Edwin Bennett, a long time resident of Revere and Chelsea, died unexpectedly on January 29 in his Chelsea home. He was 83 years old. Born in Chelsea, his family lived in Revere until 1973 when he moved back to Chelsea. ...

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Garfield Principal Goes to Great Heights

January 26, 2011
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Garfield Principal Goes to Great Heights

Garfi eld Elementary School Principal Patti DiGregorio took a helicopter ride last Thursday – despite being scared of heights – in order to fulfi ll her requirement for the Stop & Shop A+ Schools program. While DiGregorio fl ew over Revere Beach, Beachmont and the Garfi eld School, students, staff and teachers assembled on...

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Stamping out the Cold – Letter Carriers Are Experts in Dealing With Artic Temps

January 26, 2011
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Stamping out the Cold – Letter Carriers Are Experts in Dealing With Artic Temps

By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com There are days in the middle of summer when it’s quite a drag to be cooped up in an office, or stuck inside of a workshop or any other kind of indoor environment. Then there are days like this past Monday, when the temperature was in the single digits and the...

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Positive Prognosis – Elected officials give Gov. Patrick’s health insurance plan good reviews

January 26, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com A proposed municipal healthcare change unveiled last Friday by Gov. Deval Patrick is getting good initial reviews locally – with most indicating that they like the plan, but hope that it moves quickly through the Legislature. Speaking to the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA), Gov. Patrick – as promised – unveiled...

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Reports Provide a Quick Glimpse into the Future of the Mayor’s Race

January 26, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Campaign finance reports became available late last week, giving a glimpse into the early workings of several potential candidates for mayor in this year’s City Election. The reports cover the entirety of campaign finance activity in 2010, including expenditures and monies collected. This year, an election year, will require reports...

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Police Briefs 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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Tuesday, Jan. 18 No Arrests Reported Wednesday, Jan. 19 Jose Arevalo, 27, of Chelsea, was charged with two counts of distribution of a Class B drug and two counts of a school zone violation. Juvenile, a 16-year-old youth was charged with assault with intent to murder, giving a false name, assault and battery by...

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The Right Move

January 26, 2011
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Patrick takes a move toward fiscal sanity Governor Deval Patrick has given the cities and towns of the Commonwealth the right to hold expedited negotiations with unions representing municipal employees whose health insurance is being paid by the various communities. If, after quick negotiations with those unions, there is no agreement reached, the cities...

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Nancy Barile

January 26, 2011
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Support of her colleagues speaks volumes By all accounts, Revere High School teacher Nancy Barile was subjected to Internet character assassination last week. Every effort was being made, with no unsubstantiated rumor spared, to destroy Barile’s reputation by linking her to an alleged sex scandal at Revere High School where she has taught for...

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Sports 01-26-2011

January 26, 2011
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RHS hockey team defeats Northeast, 3-1 The Revere High hockey team got back on the winning track with a 3-1 triumph over Northeast Regional Vocational School last Thursday to avenge an earlier loss in the season to Northeast. After The Patriots spotted the Golden Knights a 1-0 lead after one period, R.J. Tiorano knotted...

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