Lodie’s guilty plea

August 25, 2010
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In a very sad post script to the murder of Revere Police Officer Daniel Talbot comes the Derek Lodie guilty plea last week in Suffolk Superior Court, which resulted in no extra time being served for another violent crime, which he committed. The front page photograph showed a smiling Lodie – and our thoughts,...

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Arrest Report 08-25-2010

August 25, 2010
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MONDAY, AUGUST 16 Jorge Barreto, 44, of 135 Atlantic Ave., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. Rainer Lee Lentz, 57, of 742 Broadway, was arrested on charges of assault & battery and assault by means of a dangerous weapon. TUESDAY, AUGUST 17 Brian J. Henault, 39, of Somerville, was arrested on...

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Obituaries 08-25-2010

August 25, 2010
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Josephine Namey Winthrop resident Josephine Namey of Winthrop, formerly of Malden, died at the Whidden Hospital, Everett on August 15. She was 82 years old. Born in Lebanon, the daughter of the late Naif and Saide Mahanna, she came to this country at an early age. She was the beloved wife of Tophill Namey...

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Lodie pleads guilty, but won’t receive additional jail time

August 18, 2010
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Lodie pleads guilty, but won’t receive additional jail time

Photo by Kingcast — A key figure in Revere Police Officer Dan Talbot’s murder trial – Derek Lodie – has escaped additional jail time for a violent incident on Cooledge Street that happened just a few days before the Talbot murder, and also ended up briefly imprisoning an innocent man. Lodie, 20, pleaded guilty...

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Engine 4 crew saves life of hotel guest

August 18, 2010
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It was Friday afternoon at the Hampton Inn on Lee Burbank Highway, a lazy summer Friday. An alarm had gone off at the hotel in error, and firefighters had responded around 4:30 p.m. and quickly determined it was nothing of concern. As they were leaving though, Capt. Glen Rich and Firefighter Tony DiGiovanni noticed...

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Purse reductions could be a harbinger of things to come

August 18, 2010
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By John Lynds For the Journal Suffolk Downs ownership was not kidding when they said they needed casino gaming to sure up its dwindling thoroughbred industry. The famed racetrack’s ownership is trying to force powerful state leaders to go all in on gaming in the state. With the state’s gaming bill in limbo due...

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The FBI Investigation – What will the information reveal?

August 18, 2010
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At least two all day visits to Revere City Hall last week by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation points quite clearly to a possible investigation into alleged municipal corruption in Revere. The FBI agents apparently scrutinized and made copies of numerous contracts and work orders in the Building Department and it appears...

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On Revere Beach – Valet parking would solve a lot of problems

August 18, 2010
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The parking curfew along the length of Revere Beach should not be altered to suit the specific needs of various businesses operating on Revere Beach. The parking curfew right now treats everyone equally – and this is the way it should remain in order for it to be fairly implemented. The State Police have...

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Arrest Report 08-18-2010

August 18, 2010
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MONDAY, AUGUST 9 Ismar Garcia, 30, of Chelsea, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Joshua Rodriguez, 19, of Marblehead, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of operating a motor vehicle after his right to operate had been revoked. Charlie D. Vick, 21, of Everett, was arrested on charges of illegal...

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Obituaries 08-18-2010

August 18, 2010
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Mary Johnson Retired Lithograher’s Union Office Manager Mary E. (Paul) Johnson, a 59 year resident of Revere, died at home on August 10 following a long illness. She was 85 years old. Born and raised in Somerville, she was a 1942 graduate of Somerville High School. She married Revere native Ernest C. Johnson, who...

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Shop ’til you drop – Retailers prepare for a busy weekend

August 12, 2010
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Shop ’til you drop – Retailers prepare for a busy weekend

Not fond of taxes? Well, this weekend everyone can avoid paying taxes on several items during the state Sales Tax Holiday. The holiday – passed last week by state government as part of the larger Economic Development Bill – will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 and 15th. It exempts most items...

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Feds look at records, meet with department heads

August 12, 2010
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Two agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) made a stop at Revere City Hall on Monday and Tuesday and seemingly turned the Hall sideways. Everyone was on edge. Workers went up the stairs with file folders, and then came back down again. Copies were made – apparently a lot of them. Agents...

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Rockers reunite to help Celebrate Revere

August 12, 2010
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There’s a bond amongst band mates that a number of musicians insist can last a lifetime. Sometimes, a guitarist can communicate with the bass player without even speaking. And some bonds can even span a musical break of three decades. That’s the situation for one group of Revere guys who have formed the band...

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Bocce on the beach; tourney will benefit the Rumney Marsh Bural Ground Restoration Committee

August 12, 2010
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The Bocce balls will be rolling on Revere Beach Saturday, Aug. 21, as part of the Bocce on the Beach at Low Tide fundraiser. The fundraiser is to benefit the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground Restoration Committee and organizers said it’s a first for the Beach. “We wanted to have something that was a little...

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Last Gasp – There’s still hope for casino legislation

August 12, 2010
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The expanded gaming bill is not dead, yet. There is the chance the legislation could come back to full blown life if the legislature is brought back into session, and soon. That is a possibility because the state is set to receive $675 million in federal funding that would require the legislature to assign...

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Arrest Report 08-12-2010

August 12, 2010
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MONDAY, AUGUST 2 Jeffrey L. Boggs, 19, of Woburn, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance and shoplifting. Ricardo dos Reis, 30, of 1123 Revere Beach Parkway, was arrested on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Patrick J. McLaughlin, 26, of Everett...

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Obituaries 08-12-2010

August 12, 2010
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Antonio Cafarelli Retired Revere Police Lieutenant, founding member of Revere Little League Antonio J. "Tony" Cafarelli, Revere Police Lieutenant (Retired), died on August 7 at his Revere home following a long and stoic battle with serious illness. He was 88 years old. Born to Nicholas and Maria (Panebianco) Caferelli, Italian immigrants, he was one...

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FBI at city hall

August 11, 2010
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The FBI has been combing through records at city hall for the past two days. The appearance of the FBI has set off a wave of interest among city hall employees and certainly among residents throughout the city. It is believed the FBI has been searching for records relating to building permits and permits...

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Born to be a soldier – Sabatino part of the largest deployment from the Bay State since World War II

August 4, 2010
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Born to be a soldier – Sabatino part of the largest deployment from the Bay State since World War II

Whether he was setting up tiny army men, practicing to be a Ninja Turtle, or playing in paintball wars, Beachmont’s Rafael Sabatino has always been a soldier. This week, Pvt. Rafael Sabatino – of the 101st Division Airborne Screaming Eagles – will finally be a combat soldier, as he ships out to Afghanistan as...

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Phillies win back-to-back championships

August 4, 2010
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Phillies win back-to-back championships

By Andrea Mazzarelli This year is the second year in a row that the Phillies have made it all the way to the championship. No, not the Philadelphia Phillies, but the St. Mary’s Major League 10-12 year olds and they have won both years in a row. With the season spanning the months from...

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The chips are down – Casino bill begins to unravel as politics takes center stage

August 4, 2010
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What looked like a billion dollar bonanza in the form of expanded gaming has turned into a billion dollar banana peel – and everyone’s slipping on it this week. State leaders from the governor to House reps are embroiled with infighting this week after a long weekend of compromise and, subsequently, catastrophe. Gov. Deval...

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Mayor will set up hearing to revoke track’s parking license

August 4, 2010
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Wonderland Dog Track has run out of time to pay its taxes, and there will be no more extensions. Mayor Tom Ambrosino said on Monday that Wonderland still hadn’t paid its whopping tax bill and he would move to revoke their commuter parking lot license. “I believe the License Commission will set up a...

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Perfect Summer – August in New England

August 4, 2010
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Forgive us our obsession with the New England weather and its nuances. However, we are endlessly fascinated by the weather. Watching the weather and measuring its heartbeat is almost as interesting as being inside the chambers of the State House watching an expanded gambling bill die a horrible death on Beacon Hill. The summer...

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Arrest Report 08-04-2010

August 4, 2010
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MONDAY, JULY 26 Frederick J. Armstrong, 34, of Winthrop, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Luis Fernando Figaro, 54, of 315 Charger St., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Bruce J. Hyatt, 48, of 394 Ocean Ave., was arrested on a charge of assault &...

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