Deputy Chief Cook Retires After 30 Years With the RFD

January 19, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Revere firefighter Ronnie Cook never intended to be a firefighter. His father had been on the Revere Fire Department, and Cook said he never was very interested in following in his father’s footsteps. Now, 30 years later, Cook, 56, is retiring from that same Fire Department as a deputy chief...

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Change is Needed

January 19, 2011
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Employee health insurance programs need  to be altered for everyone’s benefit One of the best-known problems in municipal government today is the unsustainability of health insurance payments made by city hall for employee health insurance programs. Employee health insurance programs are so much cheaper than those of us pay in the private sector that...

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Police Briefs 01-19-2011

January 19, 2011
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Monday, Jan. 10 Samuel Colon, 30, of 26 Yeamans St, was charged with assault and battery and malicious destruction of property over $250. Nahom Getaneh, 21, of 24 Wolcott Rd, was charged with assault and battery and failure to register as sex offender. Jairo Jimenez, 30, of 25 Highland St, was charged with assault...

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Sports 01-19-2011

January 19, 2011
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Halfway to perfection: Girls basketball team runs record to 10-0 Just like Ol’ Man River, the Revere High girls basketball team keeps rollin’ merrily along. Coach Diana DeCristoforo’s Lady Patriots remained undefeated and raised their record to a sterling 10-0 overall mark (8-0 in the NEC) with victories over a pair of Northeastern Conference...

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Obituaries 01-19-2011

January 19, 2011
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Liebmann Isaak Holocaust Survivor Liebmann Isaak of East Boston passed away on January 15. He was 86 years old. Born in Germany and a survivor of the Holocaust, after leaving Germany, he lived in Argentina for many years and has resided in East Boston for more than 20 years. He was a typesetter for...

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Things are Simply Grand for the Girls Basketball Team

January 13, 2011
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Things are Simply Grand for the Girls Basketball Team

Morgan Jenkins reaches 1000-point mark as Lady Pats improve to 8-0 Morgan Jenkins reached the 1000 career point plateau and the Revere High girls basketball team remained undefeated with a pair of victories this past week. Jenkins came into last Tuesday’s game with Peabody at the Merullo Fieldhouse 12 points shy of the 1000...

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Happy Birthday, Anna

January 13, 2011
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Happy Birthday, Anna

Mayor Thomas Ambrosino (left) presents a citation to Revere resident Anna Gallant on her 102nd birthday party on January 8 at the Prospect House. Also pictured are her son, Joe Gallant, and granddaughter, MaryAnn Gallant O’Leary. Mayor Thomas Ambrosino (left) presents a citation to Revere resident Anna Gallant on her102nd birthday party on January...

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DPW Superintendent Brutally Attacked in What Appears to be a Targeted Incident

January 13, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com The strangest case of a somewhat strange tenure for the Superintendent of Public Works (DPW) emerged last Friday morning as Don Goodwin was brutally assaulted outside the popular Bagel Bin restaurant in what appears to have been a targeted attack. The incident left everyone in the City – from the...

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Cities Join Force in an Attempt to Save Money; Unions Skeptical

January 13, 2011
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-By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com City leaders from Revere, Everett and Chelsea are lobbying hard this week to bring some healing to the budget buster that is municipal health insurance. Revere Mayor Tom Ambrosino has been in close association over the past several weeks with Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash and Everett Mayor Carlo DiMaria...

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Mayor Warns of Widespread Layoffs

January 13, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Mayor Tom Ambrosino is socking away money this winter into the city’s Rainy Day fund in anticipation of what could be a financially crippling year in city government. He said that the next year could result in widespread city worker layoffs. Already on tenuous footing, the city had to use...

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Suffolk Downs

January 13, 2011
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Gaming legislation has a chance of springing back to life on Beacon Hill Recent statements by the governor, the Speaker of the House and the Senate President lend themselves to the cautious belief that an expanded gambling bill has a chance of bringing back to life the dream of a casino at Suffolk Downs....

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Police Briefs 01-13-2011

January 13, 2011
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MONDAY, JANUARY 3 Randolph E. Waldron Jr., 29, of 88 Glendale St., was arrested on charges of assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon and making a threat to commit c rime. FRIDAY, JANUARY 7 Two 15 year old juveniles were arrested on outstanding warrants. SATURDAY, JANUARY 8 Filippo Cunsolo, 29, of...

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Obituaries 01-13-2011

January 13, 2011
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Baldassare LaRosa Of Revere, formerly of East Boston Baldassare LaRosa of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on January 10. He was the beloved husband of Rosanna (Graziani) LaRosa; loving father of Antonietta LaRosa of Revere, Floredana Colarossi of Brighton and her late husband, Donato, Marinella Schena and her husband, Lorenzo, of Tewksbury and...

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How Low Can it Go?

January 6, 2011
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How Low Can it Go?

In the wake of the Christmas snowstorm last week, mega low tides were recorded around the area, including at Rocky Beach in Beachmont – where the birds seemed to enjoy feasting on washed up shellfish. While Rocky Beach is usually under water, the low tides last week made it quite visible and quite beautiful...

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Presidential Powers

January 6, 2011
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Presidential Powers

Ward 5 Councillor is the unanimous choice; Novoselsky is Vice President -By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Councillor John Powers took the new Council President post Monday night, and Councillor Ira Novoselsky won the vice president honors by a flip of the coin – literally – in a tight race with Councillor Arthur Guinasso. Powers will...

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Cases are Anything but Closed DA’s Office Still Looking into Tree Contract, Possible Library Fraud

January 6, 2011
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com With the start of 2011, there are still a few outstanding legal matters that haven’t been cleared up from years past. This week, though, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office indicated that a new year doesn’t mean they haven’t stopped working on two prominent Revere city government cases – including...

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Police Briefs 01-05-2011

January 6, 2011
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TUESDAY, DEC. 28 David Martiroso, 26, of 21 Overlook Rd., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. Kelly A. Richards, 43, of 22 Raymond Rd., was arrested on a charge of being rude & disorderly in violation of the city ordinance. Melinda A. Romano, 36, of 10 Yeamans St., was arrested on...

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President Powers

January 6, 2011
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Longtime politician takes top post on the Revere City Council Like many of us who have lived a long life, John Powers has been there and back. As a much younger man, he worked for the late Governor Chub Peabody. He didn’t just work for him as an aide, he was by his side...

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Happy Birthday, RFD

January 6, 2011
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Here’s to 125 years of dedicated service The anniversary special published in last week’s Journal celebrating the Revere Fire Department’s 125th year of service to the city was a testament to the reputation of the local fire department. We received many, many favorable calls and comments on-line from our readers about the fire department...

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A Perfect Way to Celebrate the Holidays

January 6, 2011
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Girls basketball team wins Fenwick tourney, improves record  to 6-0 The Revere High girls basketball team captured the Bishop Fenwick Christmas Tournament with a pair of impressive wins last week. The twin victories also raised the Lady Patriots’ record to a perfect 6-0 on the season. Revere met Londonderry, N.H. in the opening round...

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Obituaries 01-05-2011

January 5, 2011
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Josephine Mottolo Lifelong Revere resident Josephine R. (Puopolo) Mottolo, a lifelong Revere resident, died on January 3. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert “Herbie” Mottolo; devoted mother of Dotti Nardone and her husband, Tom; loving grandmother of Tom Nardone and his wife, Alison, and their children Matthew, William, Rebecca and Samuel....

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Top 10 Storm; Christmas Blizzard of 2010 One for the Record Books

December 29, 2010
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Top 10 Storm; Christmas Blizzard of 2010 One for the Record Books

The Christmas Blizzard of 2010 left Revere and the region with a bang, logging in as the 10th largest storm since the 1890s. Totals at Logan Airport ended up being 18.2 inches, though measurements were a little bit smaller in Revere and Winthrop – which had tallies of about 16 inches. The totals at...

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Revere Fire Department Takes Negotiations to the Next Level

December 29, 2010
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Congressman Ed Markey has no plans to make an exit from his long-held Congressional seat, staffers said this week. Just as the U.S. Census Bureau was announcing the state’s loss of one Congressman by 2012, a key staffer from Markey’s office also resigned after eight years. The staffer, Kate Bazinsky, announced she was moving...

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Markey Will Stay

December 29, 2010
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Key staffer’s exit mere coincidence to Census announcement Congressman Ed Markey has no plans to make an exit from his long-held Congressional seat, staffers said this week. Just as the U.S. Census Bureau was announcing the state’s loss of one Congressman by 2012, a key staffer from Markey’s office also resigned after eight years....

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