Injuries add to Patriots’ woes

May 26, 2010
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“The walking wounded” might be an apt description for the Revere High baseball team these days after another pair of injuries to key players ths past week. Russ Goodwin, who has stepped into the role of prime starting pitcher because of injuries to other Patriot hurlers, suffered a groin injury when he slid into...

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Memorial Day – The true meaning of the holiday

May 26, 2010
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The weekend that signals the official beginning of the summer of 2010 is upon us. We have no idea what this summer will hold for all of us, for our nation, or for the community of man. After all, it is impossible to know what lies ahead. The holiday memorializing America’s battlefield dead as...

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Arrest Report 05-26-2010

May 26, 2010
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TUESDAY, MAY 18 Andres Crespo, 40, of Lynn, was arrested on charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Steven M. Hescock, 33, of 71 Neponset St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Steven Kyle Vera, 19, of 177 Constitution Way., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY, MAY 19 John V. Thomas, 42,...

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Obituaries 05-26-2010

May 26, 2010
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Camillo Petrangelo Malden resident Camillo Petrangelo of Malden, formerly of Ortona, Italy, died on May 23. The beloved husband of the late Concetta "Tina" (Saraceni), he was the loving father of Pasquale Petrangelo and his wife, Rosemary, of Revere and Marilena Savino and her husband, Jerry, of Malden. He is survived by six loving...

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Just the beginning – Live racing returns; expanded gaming is around the corner

May 19, 2010
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Just the beginning – Live racing returns; expanded gaming is around the corner

The opening of Suffolk Downs for another racing season Saturday may have marked the last time racing only is the main venue at the venerable track. With the state’s expanded gaming legislation moving ahead quickly in the House, where a bill was already approved and reported out favorably and in the Senate, where that...

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Stacks of people are visiting the library

May 19, 2010
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Stacks of people are visiting the library

Frugality has become fashionable once again and nowhere is there so much available for so little than at the Revere Public Library (RPL). In fact, the whole place is available for free, and in the last few years’ tough economy, more and more people are discovering or re-discovering the RPL. Whether it’s museum passes,...

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Mass appeal: Latest CD released to critical acclaim

May 19, 2010
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Like fine wine, Revere’s rock band Mass seems to be refining itself with age – as the veteran rockers have recently released what critics are calling one of their best albums to date. The band – made up of Revere residents and natives Joe Vadala (drums), Gene D’Itria (guitars), Michael Palumbo (bass) and Louis...

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MacDonald, Nutile set new RHS girls records

May 19, 2010
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Sophomore Raquel MacDonald and senior Liz Nutile set new school records for the RHS girls track team in their meet last week with Beverly. MacDonald set a new mark of 16.7 seconds in the 100 high hurdles, while Nutile set her new standard in the 400 intermediate hurdles with a time of 77.5 seconds....

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Just Say ‘No’ – Entertainment license wouldn’t help the ongoing evolution of Revere Beach

May 19, 2010
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We support the efforts of Revere Beach residents and Councillor John Powers urging the Licensing Board not to grant the license sought by a Revere Beach restaurant seeking to turn itself into something else by offering live music and Karaoke. It is our hope the Licensing Board, which is set to meet Thursday at...

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At Suffolk Downs – Expanded gaming equals jobs

May 19, 2010
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Many, many Revere residents enjoyed a day at the races at Suffolk Downs Saturday when the 75th racing season got underway with fanfare and a flourish. Hundreds of Revere residents are employed by the track and have been employed there over the years – and so the opening of the track is a good...

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Selevitch, DiFraia lead softball team past Marblhead, 4-3

May 19, 2010
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The Revere High softball defeated Marblehead 4-3 last week in extra innings. Sara Selevitch earned the win on the mound with a superb six hit pitching effort through all eight frames. Ashley DiFraia was the hero at the plate for the Lady Patriots, scoring the tying run in the seventh and then plating the...

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Girls tennis team defeats Salem

May 19, 2010
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The Revere High girls tennis team defeated Salem 4-1 to improve to 4-6 on the season. Coach Carla Maniscalco received strong performances from all of her singles players, who cruised to easy victories in straight sets. Elma Meskovic, playing at No. 1, defeated her Salem counterpart 6-2, 6-0. Victoria Mauro at second singles triumphed...

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Boys tennis team makes net gains

May 19, 2010
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The young but improving Revere High boys tennis team continues to make positive strides, even though those improvements are not necessarily showing up in the win column. “We’re playing better every week,” said RHS head coach Mike Flynn. “They’re a great group of kids who are working hard to get better, and they are.”...

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Rhazi goes the distance in the mile

May 19, 2010
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Brahim Rahzi easily won the mile in a time of 4:45, defeating his closest competitor by 30 seconds, to claim first place for the Revere High boys track in their meet last week against Beverly. The 4:45 clocking was the best of the season for Brahim, who still is trying to get into top...

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Goodwin pitches well in loss to Swampscott

May 19, 2010
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Russ Goodwin turned in a fine, seven hit effort for the Revere High baseball team, but a lack of run support left the Patriots on the short end of a 3-0 decision to Swampscott last week. “Russ pitched a very efficient game for us,” noted RHS head coach Joe Ranno. “He threw only 85...

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Arrest Report 05-19-2010

May 19, 2010
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TUESDAY, MAY 11 Kywon J. Edwards, 33, of Boston, was arrested on charges of refusing to produce a motor vehicle operator’s license and for disturbing the peace. WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 Edwin F. Arias, 24, of Dorchester, was arrested on a charge of trafficking in heroine. Derek M. Duval, 37, of 315 Charger St., was...

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Obituaries 05-19-2010

May 19, 2010
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Joan Berardi Formerly owned North American Site Developers Joan S. (Clarke) Berardi of Watertown died on May 14. Mrs. Berardi was the owner of North American Site Developers, Inc. from 1976 to 1996. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph A.; loving mother of Joseph A. and his wife, Helena, of Groton...

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Royal Families – Weathers and Digitale siblings are right at home in king and queen’s court

May 12, 2010
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Royal Families – Weathers and Digitale siblings are right at home in king and queen’s court

Lightning may not strike twice in the same place, but at Revere High School (RHS), junior prom royalty does. That bolt of lightning struck the Weathers and Digitale families this past month when Trae Weathers and Kassandra Digitale were voted junior prom king and queen – following closely in the footsteps of their siblings,...

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Abrams wins seat

May 12, 2010
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Corey Abrams scored a resounding victory Tuesday night in the Ward 1 Special Election, propelling him to his first elected office. He takes the place of the late Ward 1 Councillor Jim Kimmerle, who died in office earlier this year. Abrams finished the night with 54 percent of the vote (764 votes), with the...

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House vote sparks interest in Revere; school officials say it isn’t a big problem locally

May 12, 2010
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Numerous questions remain locally after a Beacon Hill vote nearly two weeks ago that called for state agencies to check the immigration status (i.e., illegal or not) of those over 18 who apply for public benefits or public housing. Many were shocked to find out that illegal immigrants can and do get these services....

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When it comes to drugs, our borders are closer than you think

May 12, 2010
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Living so far to the north, one might tend to think that the madness and murder in the southern U.S. Border States is a world away. In all honesty, the drugs, violence and illegal immigration that runs part and parcel to the latter can seem like a problem for Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and...

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Baseball team upends Winthrop and Eastie

May 12, 2010
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The Revere High baseball team bookended a busy stretch of five games with a pair of victories last week. The Patriots opened the week with an 8-5 win over Winthrop. Nick DiMare went the entire seven innings for Coach Joe Ranno’s squad to earn the “W.” Then on Sunday, Revere outslugged East Boston 14-8...

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Tennis teams nets wins over Winthop and Saugus

May 12, 2010
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The Revere High girls tennis team won two of its four matches last week against Northeastern Conference rivals. The Lady Patriots opened the week with a 5-0 shutout victory over Winthrop in which they did not lose a set. Elma Meskovic opened at No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph. Victoria Mauro at...

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Boys tennis team edges Saugus, 3-2

May 12, 2010
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Francesco Tartaglia fought back from a loss in the first set to defeat his Saugus rival and give the Revere High boys tennis team a 3-2 win over Saugus on Thursday. “Francesco’s match was the deciding contest,” aid RHS head coach Mike Flynn. “He fought hard after losing his first set, but came back...

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