RHS baseball team opens season tomorrow

April 15, 2010
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After an unusually lengthy pre season, the Revere High baseball team will open its 2010 season tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon, hosting Salem at 4:00. “We’re as ready as we’re going to be,” said RHS head coach Joe Ranno, who scheduled a heavy series of pre season scrimmages in order to have his troops ready for...

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Softball team gets season underway

April 15, 2010
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Although the RHS softball tram dropped its two contests last week to open the season, first year head coach Joe Cicarrello said he saw a lot of good things in the two games. “We have a lot of things to work on to be sure,” said Ciccarello. “There especially are some fundamentals that we...

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RHS boys track team competes against Danvers

April 15, 2010
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The Revere High boys track team took on Danvers in their season opening meet last week. Souhil Arariche was the top point scorer for Coach Jack Mosko’s Patriots. Souhil took first in the triple jump with a hop, skip, and jump of 35-10 and second in the 100 dash in 12.0 for eight points...

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Police Briefs 04-15-2010

April 15, 2010
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Shot taken, not a lot of words given A Shirley Avenue man suffered a gunshot to the right hand last Saturday evening during a family barbecue, but those in attendance weren’t forthcoming with much information. Officers responded to 109 Thornton St. and found EMTs treating a highly intoxicated man for a gunshot to his...

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A Great Time – DeLeo packs ‘em in

April 15, 2010
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House Speaker Robert DeLeo, a great friend to this city, drew an enormous crowd to his annual fundraiser held in the North End at Joe Tecce’s Restaurant last Thursday evening. Among the crowd was more than a few Revere public officials – elected and unelected – who came by to pay homage to the...

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Strong Partners – The future of Wonderland and Suffolk Downs

April 15, 2010
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We ask our readers to be aware that for longer than a year now Wonderland has become part in parcel of Suffolk Downs through an ownership deal between all the relevant parties. This being the case, Wonderland, we reported last week, will not be going for slots. The Suffolk Down consortium has always insisted...

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Obituaries 04-15-2010

April 15, 2010
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Russell Tillson Retired Boston Police Officer Russell W. Tillson of Plymouth, formerly of Sharon, Boston and Revere, died on April 11. He was 86 years old. Born in Newport, R.I. July 27, 1923, a son of the late James and Betty (Betts) Tillson, he was a graduate of Revere High School. He later joined...

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DiDomenico victor over Flaherty in special senate election

April 13, 2010
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Everett’s Sal DiDomenico has beaten Cambridge Attorney Tim Flaherty in a tight race where the difference between the two when all was counted was believed to be 1%. DiDomenico declared victory at 9:21 p.m. in front of hundreds of cheering friends, relatives and supporters at the Silver Fox on Route 16 in Everett. DiDomenico...

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Slotting into position – Wondy won’t pursue slots; Suffolk Downs at the forefront of gaming debate

April 7, 2010
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Slotting into position – Wondy won’t pursue slots; Suffolk Downs at the forefront of gaming debate

Were House Speaker Bob DeLeo’s expanded gaming bill to pass as proposed, Wonderland Dog Track officials said they wouldn’t pursue slot machines at the old track. Instead, it appears that Suffolk Downs will be the area’s only epicenter of potential expanded gaming in any form. “ is...

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Eye on crime – Beachmont residents begin neighborhood watch program

April 7, 2010
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Eye on crime – Beachmont residents begin neighborhood watch program

It was a loaded handgun discovered in the bushes by a toddler that pushed several Beachmont neighbors over the edge and sparked them into action. Eileen Mundis and several neighborhood friends on the marsh side of Beachmont were enjoying a nice Fourth of July about a year ago when the fruits of increasing crime...

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Starting over, staying put – Professionals hit hard by the economy may be out of work but not out of time

April 7, 2010
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Starting over, staying put – Professionals hit hard by the economy may be out of work but not out of time

For the past several years, Gary Ferragamo was the face of Revere Beach’s most exciting new development, the Ocean Club. He lived, breathed and ate Revere Beach – and even resided at the head of the Beach in the Point of Pines. He was the Beach’s greatest salesman and a native of Revere as...

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Softball team opens season against Medford

April 7, 2010
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With their pre-season at an end, the Revere High softball team and new head coach Joe Ciccarello were set to open their 2010 campaign yesterday (Tuesday) against former Greater Boston League rival Medford . “The dress rehearsal is over and the time has come to bring up the curtain and see what we’ve got,”...

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Baseball team taking shape

April 7, 2010
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With their season opener still more than a week away, members of the Revere High baseball team will have plenty of opportunity to impress head coach Joe Ranno as they seek to earn a spot on the varsity for the 2010 season. “This is the latest start we’ve ever had,”said Ranno. “We have four...

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Arrest Report 04-07-2010

April 7, 2010
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MONDAY, MARCH 29 John R. DiBattista, 56, of 38 Larkin St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of operating a motor vehicle after his right to operate had been suspended. Daniel L. Palabella, 31, of Winthrop, was arrested on charges of armed robbery, illegal possession of a Class D controlled...

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Vote On Tuesday – Senate election is upon us

April 7, 2010
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Ward 6 residents are urged to vote on Tuesday in the special senate election being held to fill the seat vacated by former Senator Anthony Galluccio. The special election offers a number of candidates but the campaign has evolved into a contest between Cambridge Attorney Tim Flaherty and Everett City Councillor Sal DiDomenico. Both...

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Gaining Momentum – Casino legislation appears to be a done deal

April 7, 2010
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House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s expanded gambling bill has made it out of the House Committee on Commerce and will be sent to the full House for a vote next week after being reported favorably. This is tantamount to the bill passing the house and being sent on to the senate. In the senate, the...

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Obituaries 04-07-2010

April 7, 2010
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Charles Wilcox Jr. Driver for Stop & Shop Charles F. Wilcox Jr. died unexpectedly at his home on Revere Beach Boulevard on March 17. He was 64 years old. "Charlie" was a former resident of Roslindale and Jamaica Plain and has lived in Revere for more than 25 years. He worked for the Teamsters...

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Burning sensation – Tanning salons are hardly glowing about federal health care bill’s 10 percent tax

March 31, 2010
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Burning sensation – Tanning salons are hardly glowing about federal health care bill’s 10 percent tax

The soft-glow of blue ultraviolet bulbs, the smell of tropical moisturizing lotions and the sounds of peppy pop music all mean business at Revere’s many indoor tanning salons – a thriving core of the city’s small business community. And it’s just that large industry here that is getting burnt by the federal government’s new...

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Exit sign – Charges against Ferragamo likely to be dismissed

March 31, 2010
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All signs pointed to the guilt of Michael Ferragamo last year. The former Department of Public Works (DPW) employee had been caught on video stealing some $20,000 worth of blank metal signs from the DPW sign shop and then selling them at a scrap yard in Everett for cash. He even admitted to the...

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Kelly steps into leadership role; could be district’s next Superintendent

March 31, 2010
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One of the Revere School District’s up-and-coming administrators landed a promotion last week when the School Committee voted for an administrative re-structuring, and more than a few people are already saying she might be the future superintendent of the district. Dianne Kelly – the district’s director of math and high school science – was...

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Ciccarello is at the center of the diamond

March 31, 2010
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“Rain, rain, go away,” no doubt is the mantra for the Revere High softball team, under the direction of new head coach Joe Ciccarello, as they prepare to open the 2010 season this Tuesday, April 6, at former Greater Boston League rival Medford. A “work in progress” might best describe the status of the...

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Seize the Opening – City Hall should be open for business five days a week

March 31, 2010
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Mayor Ambrosino’s desire to re-open city hall on Fridays for a half day is right on the mark. We agree completely with the mayor who is apparently making it a priority. After all, there is something wrong with city hall being closed on Fridays as a cost saver. How much, we ask, can be...

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A Greener Revere – The costs are high — but so are the benefits

March 31, 2010
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There is a bit of a debate ongoing about a greener Revere. We are in favor of a greener Revere and of everything green for this city as we transit into the 21st Century. We are not talking about planting more grass or trees. We are suggesting that everything must be done that can...

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Arrest Report 03-31-2010

March 31, 2010
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TUESDAY, MARCH 23 John G. Casaletto Jr., 50, of 82 Bradstreet Ave., was arrested on charges of trespassing and illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance. Wayne C. Edwards Jr., 29, of Providence, R.I., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of malicious destruction of property over...

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