Volleyball team drops close decision to BHS

September 16, 2010
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The Revere High volleyball team dropped its season opener to Beverly last week in three closely contested sets, 25-19, 25-16, and 25-21. “This is a young group of girls and many of them played JV last year, so varsity is new to them,” said RHS head coach Kim Hudd. “They worked really hard and...

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More Than A Garage – Groundbreaking is a sign of better things to come at Wonderland

September 16, 2010
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The groundbreaking on Monday at the Wonderland T Station marked the beginning of much more than a parking garage. Even though the new garage to be built at Wonderland will house 1,465 automobiles and cost about $53 million, the real success comes after the garage is built. Expected to follow it is a hotel,...

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Contracting In Revere – City needs stronger safeguards

September 16, 2010
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It is apparent that something must be done by the city to ensure that its vendors are insured and are, in fact, the people the city is contracting with. Recent contracts awarded to a vendor paid for trimming the city’s trees did not show or reveal much of a vetting process by the city....

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Arrest Report 09-16-2010

September 16, 2010
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Rocco Ursino, 37, of 71 Franklin Ave., was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor, disorderly conduct, operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger, and making a threat to commit a crime. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 Victor H. Hernandez, 38, of Somerville, was...

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Obituaries 09-16-2010

September 16, 2010
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Atty. Joseph DiCarlo, 86 Former Revere Mayor, Decorated veteran Atty. Joseph W. DiCarlo, a lifelong Revere resident, died peacefully at home on September 8. He was 86 years old. A decorated US Army veteran of World War II, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medals. He was a...

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War story – Bill Lanza’s acts of heroism are brought to light by his nephew

September 10, 2010
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War story – Bill Lanza’s acts of heroism are brought to light by his nephew

When Bill Lanza walks into Vinny’s Food Market on Malden Street every week, one would think he’s just like every other guy around the neighborhood. He yucks it up with his buddies at the store, just like everyone else. Who would know that all his life he’s been hiding a huge secret? No one...

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DCR project will go a long way toward improving Short Beach

September 10, 2010
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DCR project will go a long way toward improving Short Beach

Officials marked the beginning of the long-anticipated Short Beach project, spanning Revere and Winthrop, at a recent ceremony on the site of the $3.5 million project. While the project began in earnest earlier this summer, officials had their official beginning on Aug. 26th. “Having $3.5 million invested at Short Beach will certainly improve greatly...

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LaQuaglia will take part in Jimmy Fund Walk – Dedicates efforts in memory of his daughter, Stacey

September 10, 2010
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LaQuaglia will take part in Jimmy Fund Walk – Dedicates efforts in memory of his daughter, Stacey

Ron LaQuaglia, president of Revere Little League, will be participating in his 21st consecutive Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Sunday, September 12. LaQuaglia dedicates his annual effort in memory of his daughter, Stacey, who passed away on April 20, 2005, at the age of 30. Miss LaQuaglia received treatment for her condition at...

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Closing leaves long-time workers with no severance, no explanations

September 10, 2010
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Wonderland employees – some with more than 35 years on the job – were let go without even a severance package when the track closed down abruptly on August 19, according to several sources. A small group of former Wonderland employees, all of whom had full-time union jobs at the track, said that Wondy...

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American Resolve – Remembering the anniversary of 9/11

September 10, 2010
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We again mark the terrorist attacks launched upon us on September 11, 2001. We again remember the dead from those attacks – and we remember and recall the memories of those who have died fighting terrorism since we decided to go after those who would destroy our way of life if given the chance....

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Arrest Report 09-10-2010

September 10, 2010
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Monday, August 30 Thomas Kennedy, 40, of Peabody, was arrested on one warrant. Horn Ouch, 41, of 67 Franklin Ave, was charged with assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime. Wayne Tillett, 27, of Jamaica Plain, was charged with violating a protective order. Tuesday, August 31 No Arrests Reported Wednesday, September 1...

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Obituaries 09-10-2010

September 10, 2010
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Pasquale ‘Nicky’ Navarro Wallpaper Designer and freelance photographer Pasquale "Nicky" Navarro died unexpectedly at his Chelsea home on September 5. He was 85 years old. Mr. Navarro was born and raised in Fall River and moved to Everett as a young boy. He moved to Chelsea in 1951 when he married the love of...

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FBI Investigation

August 27, 2010
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The FBI apparently continues to probe in various places at city hall and throughout the city. This probe, which began last year, but which has recently intensified with visits to city hall, and with records being taken and scrutinized, is leading, some say, to possible arrests in the not too distant future. The likeliness...

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First Annual Silvio Cella Family Foundation Golf Tournament a success

August 25, 2010
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First Annual Silvio Cella Family Foundation Golf Tournament a success

The First Annual Silvio Cella Family Foundation Golf Tournament, raised over $20,000 for the Foundation’s annual grant program, which will help give high school football programs in Massachusetts the tools needed to be successful on the gridiron and help prepare young men for college, careers and family. At the dinner following the Tournament, our...

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Wonderland track to be sold to Suffolk Downs before end of year

August 25, 2010
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Wonderland track to be sold to Suffolk Downs before end of year

Wonderland Dog Track announced on Thursday afternoon that they would be acquired by a subsidiary of Suffolk Downs within 90 days, and would then sell the property to a very well known developer. Wondy CEO Dick Dalton told the Journal and the Revere License Commission that SSR (Sterling Suffolk Racecourse) Acquisitions, headed up by...

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Goodbye Swifty: Once a thriving track with jobs galore, Wonderland fizzles out this week without even the bang of a starting gun

August 25, 2010
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Goodbye Swifty: Once a thriving track with jobs galore, Wonderland fizzles out this week without even the bang of a starting gun

A simple sign hung on the front door Thursday morning at Wonderland Greyhound Park. There were no press conferences held or historic photos rolled out. In fact, the city’s largest employer for decades and its claim to fame for years just sputtered out of existence with only a handful of words. “Wonderland Park is...

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Wonderland closes

August 25, 2010
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Wonderland closing after all these years is a tragedy for this city. It is a tragedy of the first order. First, there are the nearly 100 longtime employees who have lost their jobs. Second, it is the end of an industry, which came to exist only electronically in its last and most current incarnation....

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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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