Obituaries 03-31-2010

March 31, 2010
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Norman Ragosta Of Ipswich, formerly of Beachmont Revere Norman A. Ragosta of Birch Lane, Ipswich died on March 27 in the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston following complications of a home accident. He was 79 years old. Born in Chelsea on February 18, 1931, the son of the late Augustus and Mary (DiBlasi)...

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Code green (and blue) – It’s not easy balancing energy and cost efficiency

March 23, 2010
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Code green (and blue) – It’s not easy balancing energy and cost efficiency

The buzzwords of the times we live in right now are ‘Green’ and ‘energy efficient,’ and Revere is looking to march into that movement this year by taking steps to qualify as a state-defined Green Community. However, as many are finding out concerning this movement, when the heat is on to go Green, it...

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Revere captures Eastern League title with win over Rockport

March 23, 2010
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Revere captures Eastern League title with win over Rockport

When the Revere fifth-grade basketball team lost the first game of the Eastern Travel League’s double-elimination playoffs, head coach Pat Hayes and assistant coach Bob Urquhart weren’t worried a bit. Their Revere team had won 13 of 15 games during the regular season and the coaches were confident that the players would respond to...

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Revere Pop Warner grads lead St. Mary’s cheerleading team to a fifth place finish

March 23, 2010
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Revere Pop Warner grads lead St. Mary’s cheerleading team to a fifth place finish

Two graduates of the Revere Pop Warner cheerleading program helped lead the St. Mary’s High School (Lynn) basketball cheerleading squad to a fifth-place finish in the New England Championships in Providence. St. Mary’s juniors Courtney Carey and Jillian Powers are members of the varsity squad that won the Catholic Central League championship. St. Mary’s,...

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This idea is a stretch

March 23, 2010
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The mayor’s proposal of enacting the new ‘Stretch Building Code’ pretty much sums up the political times we live in politically right now. The Code is an offshoot of the new “Green Movement” – whatever that really is – that has enraptured the country since President Barack Obama took office. It, obviously, stems from...

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Health Care For All – But at what cost?

March 23, 2010
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The Democrats celebrated a triumph when the health care reform bill passed Sunday. It was a victory for the 30 million or so Americans who cannot afford to have health insurance. It was also a victory for those who have children or family members applying for health insurance with pre-existing conditions. They can no...

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Arrest Report 03-23-2010

March 23, 2010
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MONDAY, MARCH 15 Crystal M. Edwards, 26, of 140 Broadsound Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of shoplifting and providing false identifying information to an arresting officer. Tiffany Ann Edwards, 19, of 140 Broadsound Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of shoplifting. TUESDAY, MARCH 16...

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Obituaries 03-24-2010

March 23, 2010
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Catherine Barry Active in elder Issues Catherine Barry, a lifelong resident of Chelsea died early on March 17 at the Massachusetts General Hospital shortly after being admitted. She was 79 years old. A member of the Chelsea Senior Center, she was also active in elder affairs and issues. She was the beloved companion of...

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Transportation costs due to transiency and homelessness place a heavy financial burden on the Revere City funds

March 19, 2010
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Transportation costs due to transiency and homelessness place a heavy financial burden on the Revere City funds

Schools and services for special education and homeless students are an expensive proposition, but getting them there has become more than half the battle. Special transportation costs for special education students and homeless students has ramped up 12 percent each year for the last three years, for a total of 36 percent in three...

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Petruccelli calls for a referendum

March 19, 2010
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By John Lynds and Seth Daniel A new casino at Suffolk Downs would essentially come down to a vote of the people in Revere and East Boston if State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli (D-Eastie) had his way. Petruccelli – who has long been skeptical of a casino here – came out publicly this week in...

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Dry Legacy – Flooding is still an issue, but the problem is not nearly as bad as it used to be

March 19, 2010
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The heavy, wind driven rain that dumped almost 10 inches of water on us over three days failed to sink Revere. There was some flooding. There were some basements that took water. There were some roads and streets that became almost impassable. And there was the ocean, wild and surging, with big waves pushed...

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Revere Cares – Organization receives well-deserved honor

March 19, 2010
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The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America has named Revere Cares as one of its national Coalitions of the Year in honor of its more than 13 year community wide effort to reduce alcohol and drug abuse by local teenagers. Revere Cares lives or dies by its ability to draw in the community and to...

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Arrest Report 03-17-2010

March 19, 2010
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MONDAY, MARCH 8 Carl Anderson, 55, 797 Winthrop Avenue, was arrested for lewd, open and gross conduct. Larry Niles, 37, of 95 Beach St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. A 16 year old juvenile was arrested on an outstanding warrant. TUESDAY, MARCH 9 Lamere S. Moore, 34, of 138 Campbell Ave., was arrested...

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Obituaries 03-17-2010

March 19, 2010
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Anna ‘Annie’ Pacella Of Winthrop, formerly of Revere Anna "Annie" (Giamattei) Pacella of Winthrop, formerly of Revere, died on March 13 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital. She was 94 years old. A homemaker, she lived most of her life in Revere and was the beloved wife of the late Frank; devoted mother of Richard...

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Silent vote – Mayor quiet about re-election plans

March 10, 2010
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Silent vote – Mayor quiet about re-election plans

While Mayor Tom Ambrosino has indicated that he will no longer talk about rumors of his departure from the corner office, he has never said much at all about an extended stay in the corner office. Many have postulated for two years that the mayor was leaving at any moment, but as time has...

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Business owners say parking meters interfere with business

March 10, 2010
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Business owners say parking meters interfere with business

About once a week or so, Laura D’Amico of Century 21 Citiwide on Broadway is in the midst of heavy negotiations with a seller or buyer. Concentration is key in such situations, yet she said that she and the other agents in her office are constantly preoccupied by having to feed the parking meter...

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Gains and losses – DeSantis gets a new lease on life while losing close to 50 pounds

March 10, 2010
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Gains and losses – DeSantis gets a new lease on life while losing close to 50 pounds

Ruth DeSantis is the kind of loser you don’t run into very often. She’s the kind of loser who has found success in her losing ways. The reason for that is because her losing ways include dropping nearly 50 pounds in the last 10 months and reducing her overall body fat by more than...

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The Highest Paid – In the city, as in life, bosses make more money

March 10, 2010
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City salaries at the highest level are better by a wide margin than ever before. This is true in Revere, where the ten highest paid city employees are, indeed, highly paid. Superintendent of Schools Paul Dakin continues to top this list at $185,000 and some change. And why not? Dakin runs the equivalent of...

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Arrest Report 03-10-2010

March 10, 2010
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MONDAY, MARCH 1 Michael C. LaPorta, 24, of 47 Oak Island St., was arrested on a charge of assault by means of a dangerous weapon. TUESDAY, MARCH 2 Joseph A. Lawrence, 38, of 250 Cooledge St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Moris Sosa, 46, of 52 Jones Rd., was arrested on charges of...

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Obituaries 03-10-2010

March 10, 2010
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Audencile Delance Of Revere, formerly of Haiti Audencile Delance, a native of Haiti and a Revere resident for 10 years, died unexpectedly on March 8 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was 83 years old. A native of Haiti, she came to Revere 10 years ago to be close to his four...

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A learning experience – Veteran Lowell squad eliminates Revere from the State Tournament

March 4, 2010
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A learning experience – Veteran Lowell squad eliminates Revere from the State Tournament

It is a time proven adage that in tournament time, there can be only one team left standing who tastes the ecstasy of victory. For everybody else, there is nothing but the agony of defeat. The young Revere High girls basketball team learned the hard truth of that axiom in the opening round of...

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Cash back – City payroll shrinks for first time in 10 years; $100K earners decreases from 71 to 67

March 4, 2010
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For the first time in 10 years, the number of city workers earning $100,000 or more decreased in 2009. The city released its payroll numbers for 2009 recently and, despite police detail money increasing, there are four fewer people topping the $100K mark than in 2008. Many believed there would be a decline, but...

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Health Care – City must deal with this issue ASAP

March 4, 2010
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It is a sobering fact that the city of Revere had to pay $14.9 million this year to pay its share of the city provided health care insurance for municipal employees. Ten years ago, the same budget item cost the city $5.6 million. The cost for the city in the 2011 budget will be...

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The Surf – An awesome sight on Revere Beach

March 4, 2010
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Last week’s storm churned up the Atlantic Ocean, which rose to levels we have not witnessed in years. Then the wind drove the waves and the sand went sideways, whipping this way and that. For three days, the waves crashed against the seawalls and caused flooding here and there. On Revere Beach, sand flew...

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