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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Senator Scott Brown – Kennedy’s successor has big shoes to fill

January 27, 2010
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The election of Senator Scott Brown was not exactly a surprise to Revere voters. By the time election day had come around last week, everyone here who takes some interest in politics – which is just about everyone – had the strong feeling that Martha Coakley was not going to make it and that...

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Arrest Report 01-27-2010

January 27, 2010
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20 Jose Kamandi Iglesias, 32, of 181 Campbell Ave., was arrested on charges of the manufacture and distribution of a Class A controlled narcotic substance (heroin), violating the drug free school zone, and operating a motor vehicle after his right to operate had been revoked. Joshua S. Minardi, 23, of Lynn, was...

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Obituaries 01-27-2010

January 27, 2010
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Rev. Joseph Manning Retired Air Force Chaplain Rev. Joseph P. Manning, a native of Revere, died unexpectedly at his Cape Cod home on January 24. He was 75 years old. Father Manning was a Revere native who moved with his family to Arlington in 1950. He was a graduate of Matignon High School in...

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Key witnesses take the stand – Both men were present with alleged shooter, but give different stories

January 21, 2010
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Key witnesses take the stand – Both men were present with alleged shooter, but give different stories

Eyewitnesses to the shooting of Officer Dan Talbot took the stand late last week in the murder trial in Boston, both testifying as state’s witnesses due to a cooperating agreement with the prosecution. Both young men said they saw defendant Robert Iacoviello Jr. fire off shots, but neither could say definitively that they saw...

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A living nightmare – A first-person account from Port-au-Prince

January 21, 2010
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A living nightmare – A first-person account from Port-au-Prince

It was a hot evening in Haiti’s tropical capital of Port-au-Prince last Tuesday, January 12. Scenes of “total terror” were the last thing on anyone’s mind. Most who work were just arriving home. Others were preparing dinner in the way that those in Haiti do, most of the time over a fire – doing...

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Woman tells jury she saw handgun dismantled and tossed into storm drains

January 21, 2010
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In action at the Officer Dan Talbot murder trial last Friday, fringe witnesses to various parts of the crime took the stand with some interesting developments. Perhaps the strongest witness in some time for the prosecution was 17-year-old Marilyn Cardona – who was only a young teen when the crime unfolded. Cardona testified of...

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Seven up: Girls hoop team improves to 7-3

January 21, 2010
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The Revere High girls basketball team got back on the winning track, capturing both contests that they played this past week. Coach Diana DeCristoforo’s Lady Patriots defeated two Northeastern Conference foes, Marblehead, 53-44, and then handily took the measure of Saugus, 61-28, last Tuesday. The Revere girls now stand at a lofty 7-3 on...

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Boys track team rolls past Everett

January 21, 2010
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The Revere High boys indoor track team flew past former GBL rival Everett 58.5-30.5 last Monday afternoon. Leading the way for Coach Jack Mosco’s squad was senior Souhil Arachiche, who sped to victory in the 50 yard dash in 6.0 second; took second in the high jump with a leap of 5-4; and ran...

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Girls track team defeats Everett and Salem

January 21, 2010
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The Revere High girls indoor track team earned two victories in recent meets, defeating former GBL rival Everett last Monday, 71-15, and topping Northeastern Conference rival Salem, 55-31, the week before. The Lady Patriots dominated the meet with Everett, winning every event en route to a 71-15 victory. First place finishers for Revere were:...

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Boys basketball team downs Marblehead

January 21, 2010
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The Revere High boys basketball team put together a solid two way effort to earn a 52-45 win over Marblehead at the RHS fieldhouse Friday evening. The Patriots trailed at the half, 23-21, but turned that deficit into a 39-35 advantage after three quarters. Revere remained in control the rest of the way, refusing...

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Hockey team edged by Saugus, 3-2

January 21, 2010
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The Revere High hockey team was looking to get to the .500 mark as they concluded the first half of the season against Northeastern Conference rival Saugus last Wednesday. But the Patriots fell short by a 3-2 margin and this dropped to a record of 3-5-2 as the 2009-2010 campaign reached its midway point....

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Arrest Report 01-20-2010

January 20, 2010
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Monday, January 11 Edward DiLorenzo, 52, of 6 Washington Sq., was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery and two counts of assault by a dangerous weapon. Raul Hilerio, 25, of Salem, was charged with one warrant. Anthony Pasco, 24, of 22 Thornton St, was charged with breaking and...

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The World is a Village – The tragedy is Haiti and what we can do to help

January 20, 2010
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There is a closer connection between the people of this city and the Haitian earthquake victims who we have been watching on television for a week and a day. The connection is that we are simple people when you boil it all down. For all of modernity’s ability to make our lives easier, life...

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The Election – All that’s left is the counting

January 20, 2010
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Everything has changed. Nothing has changed. Everything will move forward. Nothing is going to move forward. We were all heard. Many of us weren’t heard at all. Many of us failed to care enough to get out and vote. The election is done. Nothing is what it used to be. That ended last year...

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Obituaries 01-20-2010

January 20, 2010
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Olympia LaFauci Malden resident Olympia M. (DiMare) LaFauci of Malden died on January 17. She was the beloved wife of Guy A. LaFauci; loving daughter of the late Salvatore and Conchetta (Condelli) DiMare; devoted mother of Josephine "Jaye" and her husband, Evan Davie, of Malden, Salvatore LaFauci and his wife, Diane, of Salem, NH,...

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The Talbot Case – Officer’s fiancée provides dramatic testimony about the night of the shooting

January 13, 2010
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The Talbot Case – Officer’s fiancée provides dramatic testimony about the night of the shooting

The first witness of the Talbot trial was perhaps the most sentimental so far, as Talbot’s former fiancée, Connie Bethel, took the stand to testify about what she saw on the night of the murder. It was standing room only in the courtroom; several people were barred from entering for lack of space. Television...

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Officer: Franklin asked for a ride home, said nothing about incident

January 13, 2010
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The lights and siren were on as Officer Rob Impemba rounded a curve on Beach Street and encountered a man waving his arms – drunk, stumbling but not out of breath. It was police Sgt. Evan Franklin and he was asking Impemba for a ride home. “He asked me, ‘Can you get me home?’”...

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Alleged counterfeiters go broke in Revere

January 13, 2010
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Some head’s up police investigating was right on the money last Wednesday, January 6, as Revere Police cashed in a Winthrop couple who was allegedly running a counterfeiting operation out of their home. Police were alerted to counterfeit money being passed at Marshall’s in Revere last Wednesday evening. Officers encountered Sofia Salami, 33, of...

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RHS hockey team eases past Salem

January 13, 2010
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The Revere High hockey team got a chance to take a bit of a breather after a string of hard fought hockey games, as the Pats easily handled Northeastern Conference rival Salem by a 9-1 margin last Wednesday. NEC all star Jay Sasso enjoyed an all star evening, as he beat the Salem goalie...

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Girls hoop team dips to 5-3

January 13, 2010
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The Revere High girls basketball team hit a bump on the road, literally and figuratively, this week, as they dropped a pair of encounters at Peabody and at Gloucester. “We came out flat in both games and played tentatively, which really hurt us, especially on the road,” said RHS head coach Diana DeCristoforo, whose...

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Boys hoop team drop two games

January 13, 2010
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The Revere High boys basketball team dropped a pair of contests this week, falling by a 55-51 score to Peabody and 66-60 to Gloucester. Both games were winnable for the Patriots, though for different reasons. RHS head coach Rock Hayes labeled the loss to Peabody as “the worst game a team has played in...

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Track athletes compete in MSTCA Winter Festival

January 13, 2010
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A large contingent of the Revere High girls indoor track team competed in the MSTCA Winter Festival Meet that was held Saturday at the Reggie Lewis track and athletic center. Joanna Greene was the top Lady Patriot finisher, bringing home a medal for her sixth place effort in the two mile run in a...

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Police Blotter 01-13-2010

January 13, 2010
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Information sought in bomb scare Revere Police are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the prosecution of someone who perpetrated a phony bomb scare last Thursday night at the Revere Convenience Mart on Broadway. Police said that the value of the reward would depend upon the value of...

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