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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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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