Iacoviello receives a life sentence

February 10, 2010
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Iacoviello receives a life sentence

Convicted cop killer Robert Iacoviello Jr. got little leniency from the court Friday afternoon when he was sentenced to concurrent prison terms in Cedar Junction State Prison. Judge Patrick Brady sentenced Iacoviello – who was found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Revere Police Officer Dan Talbot – to three years in...

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Mayor charts a course for the new decade

February 10, 2010
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Mayor charts a course for the new decade

Mayor Tom Ambrosino gave his shortest State of the City speech to date on Monday and he spoke about the future and the inevitable. Some of the inevitable he touched on in the speech included trash fees, revisiting the meal’s tax increase and revamping health insurance via Plan Design. “My priority is not to...

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Creating a higher profile – Tourney-bound Patriots win two more games, improve to 13-4

February 10, 2010
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The Revere High girls basketball team defeated two of three opponents this past week to raise their record to 13-4 on the season. The Lady Patriots opened the week with a 56-22 thumping of former long time Greater Boston League rival Malden. Revere led from the opening tap and enjoyed leads of 19-8 at...

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Removing the ‘R’ word from our vocabulary

February 10, 2010
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The war of words in American culture could be the topic of a great book and probably already is a book somewhere on the stacks of some college library. The history of the English language in America is one in which acceptable words become offensive in less than a generation, spawning new descriptions and...

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Policing the Police – Talbot’s death raises troubling questions

February 10, 2010
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Now that Robert Iacoviello has been convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of off-duty Revere police officer Daniel Talbot, he has begun his long journey into darkness. His stay inside the Massachusetts penal system for the next two decades of his life will surely take its toll on him . There are...

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Arrest Report 02-10-2010

February 10, 2010
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1 Eric M. Cuppernell, 21, of Medford, was arrested on a charge of trespassing. Patrick J. Wiswall, 38, of 44 Prospect Ave., was arrested on charges of possession of knife in violation of the city ordinance and trespassing. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 Trung Vu Nguyen, 21, of Burlington, was arrested on charges of...

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Obituaries 02-10-2010

February 10, 2010
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Maureen Cammisa Former Lincoln School teacher Maureen L. (Kraby) Camissa of Revere died unexpectedly on February 8 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston. She was 63 years old. Born and raised in the Roslindale section of Boston, she was a graduate of Boston Latin School and Boston State Teachers’ College. She taught in...

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Iacoviello found guilty of second-degree murder

February 2, 2010
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Iacoviello found guilty of second-degree murder

Robert Iacoviello Jr., 22, will now live in prison. A jury in Boston’s Suffolk County Superior Court returned a verdict of guilty on the charge of second-degree murder for Iacoviello around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, after three full days of deliberation. He was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm. He was found...

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Patriots qualify for the state tournament

February 2, 2010
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To paraphrase Paul Revere, the new cry being heard around the Northeastern Conference these days is, “The (Lady) Patriots are coming, the (Lady) Patriots are coming!” The Revere High girls basketball team burned three opponents last week with three decisive victories that not only stretched their winning streak to six games and secured them...

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Mayor, unions try to come together on health package

February 2, 2010
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While health insurance reform is on the national table, the city and its unions are also discussing some major changes in the way that health insurance is offered to city employees. As the administration has bemoaned for years, health insurance has become the single, most expensive proposition each year in the City Budget. Increases...

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Chief, mayor say officers involved have suffered enough; no further disciplinary action will be taken

February 2, 2010
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One of the most shocking revelations in the Officer Dan Talbot murder trial has not been the evidence, but rather the conduct of the Revere Police before and after the shooting. It has been disclosed that officers were drinking in their vehicle on the way home from a work-related shooting range event. That they...

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Arrest Report 02-02-2010

February 2, 2010
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 Eric Cantalupo, 22, of 5 Elmwood St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Matthew J. Duggan, 26, of 176 Broadway, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Anthony J. Ferraro, 45, of 18 Lambert St., was arrested on charges of trespassing and violating a 209A domestic abuse prevention order. Richard D. Toto,...

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The Dream Is Alive – Developer still hopeful about the Ocean Club

February 2, 2010
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When the planned auction last week was put off for the property along the center of the beach crescent known as Ocean Club, it was the surest sign that Ocean Club’s architect and chief developer Steve Fustolo would be given enough time and the legal tools necessary to re-organize the entity which owns the...

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Ashley Melnik – New City Clerk is up to the task

February 2, 2010
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Revere’s new city clerk is Ashley Melnik. Having already worked for years as an assistant city clerk, she is eminently qualified to succeed John Henry. Henry, it should be pointed out, served for decades with honor as the city clerk. He made the job in many ways what it has come to be —...

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Obituaries 02-02-2010

February 2, 2010
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David Hart Head Chef David F. Hart died unexpectedly at his Florida home on January 19. He was 58 years old. Born in Boston, he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1969. He spent most of his life in Revere before moving to Florida three years ago. Most of his working...

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Melnik named new City Clerk

January 27, 2010
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Melnik named new City Clerk

There are only a handful of moments in the last 100 years when there has been a new City Clerk named in Revere. Some 30 years ago, that moment was bestowed upon now-retiring Clerk John Henry. Monday night, new City Clerk Ashley Melnik got to bask in that moment – being named Revere’s newest...

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Confusion arises over sequence of events on the night of shooting

January 27, 2010
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Confusion arises over sequence of events on the night of shooting

Whether it was the distraction of emotion, grieving or something much worse, Revere Police Officer William Soto just could not get the sequence straight on the witness stand last Thursday and Friday when he attempted to recount the exact moment that Officer Dan Talbot was shot. Soto – Talbot’s best friend since their teen...

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Ocean Club auction unlikely to happen

January 27, 2010
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Auctioneer supreme Paul Saperstein is scheduled to appear in front of the land where the Ocean Club was going to rise for the purpose of auctioning the land Wednesday morning, according to legal notices filed in Suffolk County. Steve Fustolo, the lead developer of the Ocean Club – intended to be a multi-condo, high...

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Boys hoop team upsets Chelsea

January 27, 2010
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The Revere High boys basketball team turned in what head coach Rick Hayes termed “our best all around game of the season” to earn a 73-66 victory over Chelsea last week. The highly touted Red Devils, who entered the contest with an 11-1 record that includes victories over Division 1 teams such as Salem...

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Girls basketball team improves to 8-3

January 27, 2010
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The Revere High girls basketball team, coming off their week long break from competition because of exam week, got back into action last Friday night and pummeled Winthrop, 67-41. The contest was a bit closer than the final score might indicate, as the Lady Patriots held a slim three point advantage midway through the...

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Simpson shines in victory over Classical

January 27, 2010
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The Revere High girls indoor track team, led by Jessica Simpson’s 6.33 points, defeated Lynn Classical last week, 53.66 to 27.34, as the Lady Patriots captured six of the nine first places in the meet. Jessica won the 1000 in a time of 3:34.6 and tied for second in the high jump with a...

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Five Patriots score in shutout of Everett

January 27, 2010
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The Revere High hockey team pumped in five goals in an opening period barrage and never looked back en route to a 7-0 triumph over former GBL rival Everett last Wednesday. Five different Patriots lit the lamp for Coach Jim Palumbo’s squad, Jay Sasso, Dale Paradise, Pat Bartol, Anthony Noel, and Sean Dean. Sasso...

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Sasso selected to play in state all-star game

January 27, 2010
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Hockey fans in the Northeastern Conference have known that Revere High center Jay sasso is one of the top players on the North Shore, but now Jay will display his talents on a state wide level when he takes part in the first annual Massachusetts State Hockey Coaches Association All Star game to be...

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Patriots drop close meet to Classical

January 27, 2010
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“Close but no cigar,” or, “Close only counts in horseshoes,” you can choose your proverb for the Revere High boys track team, who fought hard and fought well, but in the end dropped a 45.5 to 40.5 decision to Lynn Classical last week in a meet that was decided in the last event, the...

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