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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Cat’s scan – Feline has an uncanny knack for helping patients at the Lighthouse Nursing Home

April 30, 2010
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On the staff directory in the foyer of the Lighthouse Nursing home, there is one picture in the bottom corner that bears quite a tale. It’s not a picture of one of the nurses or even of one of the social workers there, it’s a picture of a strange looking cat named Rocky –...

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Conflict resolution – Meetings are marked by fighting, chaos

April 30, 2010
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Conflict resolution – Meetings are marked by fighting, chaos

The spiraling-out-of-control Revere City Council engaged in another catfight Monday night as Councillor George Rotondo tried to clear his name and other councillors took exception to his statements. It’s the same story that has played out since January when Rotondo became an at-large councillor and declared an interest in running for mayor against long-time...

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Pink and green: A record condo sale at the St. George

April 30, 2010
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A down real estate market didn’t stop a record sale at the St. George’s Condominium building recently, and one Beach realtor said the market on Revere Beach is holding its own. Century 21 Revere realtor Michael Benevento reported that he recently sold a condo in the St. George for a record $500,000 – the...

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RHS softball team tops Classical, 7-4

April 30, 2010
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The Revere High softball team earned its second win of the season with a 7-4 triumph over Lynn Classical last Wednesday. The Lady Patriots’ victory over Classical, the defending champions of the Northeastern Conference North Division, also was the second straight for RHS head coach Joe Ciccarello’s charges. “We played a very good, all...

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Chiarelli hurls complete game in 7-6 win over Classical

April 30, 2010
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Jonathan Chiarelli struck out 10 Lynn Classical batters in his route-going 7-6 win over Lynn Classical Wednesday. However, his biggest “strike” was saved for last when he picked off a Classical runner at third base, the potential game tying run, with two outs to end the game. Jonathan’s pick off play occurred in an...

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RHS girls tennis drops close match

April 30, 2010
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The Revere High girls tennis team dropped a close match to Lynn Classical, 3-2, last week. Yvonne Rincon and the Lady Patriot first doubles duo of Jennifer Kingston and Donna Le won their matches to account for Revere’s two points. Elma Meskovic, playing at first singles, dropped her match by the narrowest of margins,...

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Boys tennis team defeats Lynn Classical

April 30, 2010
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The Revere High boys tennis team earned their first win of the season with a 3-2 victory over Lynn Classical last week. The three singles players for Coach Mike Flynn’s Patriots accounted for all three of their team’s points and they did so in sterling fashion with straight set whitewashings of their Classical foes....

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Sahila, Licata pace boys track vs. Gloucester

April 30, 2010
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Freshman Karim Sahila and Vito Licata earned first places for the Revere High boys track team in their meet with Gloucester last week. Sahila captured the 400 intermediate hurdles in a time of 65.1. The talented freshman not only set a personal record (PR) in the event, bettering by 3.1 seconds his previous best,...

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Close contest for track girls against Gloucester

April 30, 2010
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Despite the absence of five team members during the vacation week, the Revere High girls track team almost pulled out a big win over Gloucester, but fell short by a score of 69-62. “Although it was disappointing that some of our team members chose to do something else rather than compete in this meet,...

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Special Anniversary – Here’s to hoping Suffolk Downs celebrates another 75 years in Revere

April 30, 2010
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In a business world recently turned upside down by the near collapse of the national economy, the fact that Suffolk Downs is still operating at 75 is something to cheer about. Local horseracing has seen much better times since the race track opened in 1935 during the Great Depression but Suffolk Downs remains open,...

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