Track team falls to Salem

May 12, 2010
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Souhil Arachiche and Bobby Driscoll were the winners for the Revere High boys track team in their meet against Salem last week. Arachiche, who still is on the mend from an ankle injury, nonetheless sped to victory in the 200 meter dash in a time of 23.8 seconds. Souhil also earned single points for...

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Softball team drops a 4-3 heartbreaker

May 12, 2010
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The Revere High softball team appeared to be on the brink of victory in its game with Saugus last Friday, carrying a 3-1 lead into the top of the seventh inning. Pitchers Briana Lauletta Sara Selevitch had combined to hold the Lady Sachem offense at bay, while Ashley DeFraia and Cassandra Zullo delivered timely...

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Public Safety First – Reverse 911 is worth the expenditure

May 12, 2010
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Revere missed out on informing its citizens and water users of the crisis being faced when that pipe broke in Weston and all Massachusetts Water Resources members were forced to boil water to drink or to use. Revere is now doing the right thing by attempting to persuade the city council as to the...

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Shifting Weather – Spring-like … Fall-like

May 12, 2010
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We have transited from warmth to having to turn back on our heating systems – a very depressing happening in the second week in May – but then – this is New England, where the weather changes faster than what we are thinking about in our minds. That bit of strong chill sets us...

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Paul Bright Sr. – Beloved father, husband and firefighter

May 12, 2010
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The death of Paul Bright, Sr. at 81 brings to a close a long life spent in this city. Mr. Bright, a retired Revere Firefighter, grew up in Chelsea but came to love Revere as his home. He was a popular firefighter – but he was best known as a devoted and loving husband...

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Arrest Report – 05-12-2010

May 12, 2010
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MONDAY, APRIL 26 Paula B. Lavargna, 44, of 65 Winthrop Ave., was arrested as a fugitive from justice. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 Jeanne M. Barron, 24, of 118 Cooledge St., was arrested on charges of assault & battery and assault by means of a dangerous weapon. Gino J. Castiello, 30, of 131 Warren St., was...

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Obituaries 05-12-2010

May 12, 2010
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Paul A. Bright Sr. Retired Revere Firefighter, Fought Chelsea Fire of 1973 A funeral Mass will be celebrated today (Wednesday) at noon in the Immaculate Conception Church in Revere for Paul A. Bright Sr., of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, who died on May 7 following an illness. He was 81 years old. As a...

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Abrams wins

May 12, 2010
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Corey Abrams victory over Richie Penta proves two things – hard work counted for everything in this race and Abrams wanted the seat more than Penta. Second, it proved that Penta’s career as a Ward councillor is finished for now. But watch out, he may be back if there are changes on the city...

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Election tomorrow

May 10, 2010
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It is down to the wire in Ward 1. The finish line is less than 36 hours away. Does Richie Penta pull it off? Or Does Corey Abrams score his first political victory? What difference does Kenny Orne make? Does Peter Martino, supporting Penta have it right? Penta cannot lose. Or has Abrams already...

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A smooth-flowing operation

May 8, 2010
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A smooth-flowing operation

In a little over a month’s time, Revere went from fighting off water to fighting for water. Saturday’s major water infrastructure break involving a 120-inch pipe in Weston at the MWRA treatment plant put a boil water advisory in effect for most of the Greater Boston area, including Revere – leaving drinking water in...

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In a water emergency, top water official forgotten; Maglione says he was left out of the loop on purpose

May 8, 2010
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The city’s highest-ranking water official has said this week that petty personal politics got in the way of public safety in the planning of local efforts during the recent water emergency. Water Facilities Director Joe Maglione said that – despite being the highest ranking licensed water operator in Revere – he wasn’t even invited...

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Harrowing crash on Broadway

May 8, 2010
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At about 6:45 p.m. Monday evening, I was driving south on Broadway and was about to turn right onto Park Avenue when a Ford Ranger sped by me. The driver in the Ranger held his arm high, pointing it toward the sky out the window. He was making the peace sign with his fingers...

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Businesses cope with loss of water; frantic scene at BJ’s

May 8, 2010
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Money has a hard time flowing in without using the faucet. The water emergency that occurred last weekend and early this week had businesses in Revere reeling, especially those involved with food and beverage service. The continuous flow of good, safe water is something most of us take for granted, and businesses were forced...

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Hough, Parent set new school records

May 8, 2010
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Tayla Hough and Marissa Parent set new Revere High School records to highlight the past week for the Revere High girls track team. Tayla broke her own record in the 800 meter run of 2:32.7 with a new mark of 2:32.2. in Monday’s meet against Salem. Marissa established a new standard for a Lady...

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MacDonald wins 100 hurdles at NEC Frosh-Soph. Meet

May 8, 2010
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Raquel MacDonald brought home the top ribbon for the Revere High girls track team with her first place finish in the 100 meter high hurdles at the Northeastern Conference Freshman/Sophomore Meet that was held Friday afternoon in Lynn. Raquel’s time of 17.2 far outdistanced the field, with her nearest competitor coming in at 18.9,...

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Boys tennis team earns second victory

May 8, 2010
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The Revere High boys tennis team earned its second win of the season with a 5-0 blanking of Lynn English last week. All three of Coach Mike Flynn’s singles players cruised to victory in straight sets. Richie Bonilla, playing at No. 1, shut out his English rival with a 6-0, 6-0 triumph. Francesco Tartaglia...

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Rahzi, Licata take first for boys track

May 8, 2010
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Brahim Rahzi and Vito Licata brought home first place finishes for the Revere High boys track team in last week’s meet against Lynn English. Brahim set the pace in the mile with a clocking of 5:04 and Vito won the discus with a toss of 98 feet. The talented Rahzi also scored in three...

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RHS girls leading in match with English

May 8, 2010
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The Revere High girls tennis team was leading in its match with Lynn English, but inclement weather forced the contest to be halted and to be resumed at a later date. The Lady Patriots seemed to have the match well in hand when the rains came. Victoria Mauro captured the first singles match, 6-4,...

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Tough week for RHS softball team

May 8, 2010
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The Revere High softball team endured a difficult week, dropping four games to Northeastern Conference rivals. Monday’s 3-0 loss to Winthrop saw Lady Patriot hurler Briana Lauletta turn in a fine effort on the mound, as she stifled a Winthrop team that has displayed some offensive firepower this season. “Briana pitched an excellent game,”...

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Patriots drop close encounter with Peabody

May 8, 2010
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A grand slam homer in the top of the seventh inning handed the Revere High baseball team a heartbreaking 9-7 defeat last Wednesday to Peabody. “It was a good game, but in the end, Peabody had the final big inning,” said RHS head baseball coach Joe Ranno. Revere held the lead most of the...

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The Water Crisis – A potentially costly lesson for all of us

May 8, 2010
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The great water crisis of 2010 has passed, and with it, the understanding that Greater Bostonians for all our bluster and modern might, had no clean water – about two million of us in all – from Saturday to Tuesday morning. When the pipe burst in Weston on Saturday and the water system was...

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Arrest Report 05-06-2010

May 8, 2010
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MONDAY, APRIL 26 Paula B. Lavargna, 44, of 65 Winthrop Ave., was arrested as a fugitive from justice. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 Jeanne M. Barron, 24, of 118 Cooledge St., was arrested on charges of assault & battery and assault by means of a dangerous weapon. Adam C. Lew, 22, of Malden, was arrested on...

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Obituaries 05-06-2010

May 8, 2010
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Dennis Ricupero East Boston resident Dennis J. Ricupero of East Boston died on May 2. He was the beloved son of the late Dennis C. and Lillian ( Rapino) Ricupero; dear brother of Michael A. and his wife, Terese ( Ristem) Ricupero, of Lawrence and Linda A. and her husband, Robert P. Vecchione, of...

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Ward 1 Forum

May 6, 2010
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The Ward 1 Forum held at the Beachmont VFW last week drew a decent crowd but not many minds were changed. According to those who attended, most have already made up their minds in this race which ends with the special election May 11.

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