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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Boys Hoop Team Tops Lynn Classical

December 29, 2010
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It had been six years in coming, but the Revere High boys basketball team put it all together to defeat Lynn Classical 73-66 last Thursday evening at the Merullo Fieldhouse. The triumph marked the first time that a Patriot boys basketball team had defeated Classical since Revere joined the Northeastern Conference six years ago....

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Hoop Girls Improve to 4-0 with Two Routs

December 29, 2010
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The Revere High girls basketball continued its march through its Northeastern Conference North Division opponents with a pair of runaway victories last week over Beverly and Lynn Classical. The contest with Beverly last Tuesday was a rout from the outset. Revere came out with its pressure defense and transition offense to get up early...

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RHS Girls Hoop Alumnae Game Thurs.

December 29, 2010
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A large number of Revere High girls basketball alumnae will lace up the sneakers to play each other tomorrow evening (Thursday) at Merullo Fieldhouse. Tip off is set for 7:00. “We’re expecting 25 to 30 former Revere High girls basketball players,” said RHS head coach Diana DeCristoforo, who indicated she will be among the...

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RHS Hockey Team Tops Swampscott, 5-3

December 29, 2010
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The Revere High hockey team improved to 2-1 on the season with an impressive 5-3 victory over Northeastern Conference rival Swampscott last Wednesday evening at Cronin Rink. After spotting Swampscott a 1-0 lead through the first period on a goal that came at just 3:40 into the contest, the Patriots came out of the...

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RHS Track Team Defeats Danvers, 54-30

December 29, 2010
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The Revere High boys track team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 53-31 triumph over Danvers last week. Coach Jack Mosko’s Patriots captured six of the nine individual events and also took the relay to cruise to the victory. Winning their individual events were Vin DiChiara in the high jump with a...

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Sigouin, Gurska Win for Girls Track Team

December 29, 2010
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Camden Sigouin and Lindsay Gurska captured first places for the Revere High girls track team in their meet last week with Danvers. Camden won the 300 yard dash in 48.6, leading a Revere sweep in that event. Lindsay sped to victory in the 50 yard high hurdles in a time of 8.7. Four Lady...

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Out with the Old, in with the New

December 29, 2010
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Another year of our lives is coming to a close. The year is ending not with a bang, but rather, with a whimper, as TS Eliot might have written of it. It was the best of years. It was the worst of years as Charles Dickens might have put it. Mark Twain wrote that...

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Police Blotter 12-29-2010

December 29, 2010
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Monday, Dec. 20 Debra Dion, 50, of Winthrop, was charged with larceny of property over $250. Tuesday, Dec. 21 Amar Chaabouni, 55, of 119 Winthrop Pkwy, was charged with assault and battery, resisting arrest, threatening to commit a crime, intimidation of a witness and three counts of assault and battery on a police officer....

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Obituaries 12-29-2010

December 29, 2010
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Carmine Zaccaria Former Member of Orioles and VFW Carmine M. Zaccaria of Revere died on December 25. A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a former employee of Revere Beach Concessions and Cerratanni’s Grocery Store and a former member of the VFW Mottolo Post and Orioles Nest 123. The beloved husband...

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La Vigilia: Christmas Eve Means Fish for Italian Families

December 23, 2010
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La Vigilia: Christmas Eve Means Fish for Italian Families

seth@reverejournal.com On Christmas Eve, while little tykes will lay nestled in their beds dreaming of sugar plum fairies and such, many Italian American families will be feasting on fishes. For generations of Italians in Revere, Christmas Eve has meant the Feast of the Seven Fishes – or in more traditional speak – La Vigilia...

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In Revere, Ward and Precinct Lines Will Have to Be Redrawn

December 23, 2010
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While federal Congressional lines have to be redrawn starting in June, Revere Election officials will also have to re-draw their ward and precinct lines. Census 2010 will release City and town population and demographic information in late February or March. That release will trigger local efforts to re-draw the lines that determine City Council...

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The Commonwealth Loses Some Clout

December 23, 2010
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By Seth Daniel seth@reverejournal.com Federal Census 2010 officials announced the first population counts Tuesday morning and within that information was the staggering fact that Massachusetts will lose one of its 10 members of Congress by 2012. The news means that in June the State Legislature will have to begin the daunting task of eliminating...

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