Chief, mayor say officers involved have suffered enough; no further disciplinary action will be taken

February 2, 2010
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One of the most shocking revelations in the Officer Dan Talbot murder trial has not been the evidence, but rather the conduct of the Revere Police before and after the shooting. It has been disclosed that officers were drinking in their vehicle on the way home from a work-related shooting range event. That they...

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Arrest Report 02-02-2010

February 2, 2010
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 Eric Cantalupo, 22, of 5 Elmwood St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Matthew J. Duggan, 26, of 176 Broadway, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Anthony J. Ferraro, 45, of 18 Lambert St., was arrested on charges of trespassing and violating a 209A domestic abuse prevention order. Richard D. Toto,...

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The Dream Is Alive – Developer still hopeful about the Ocean Club

February 2, 2010
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When the planned auction last week was put off for the property along the center of the beach crescent known as Ocean Club, it was the surest sign that Ocean Club’s architect and chief developer Steve Fustolo would be given enough time and the legal tools necessary to re-organize the entity which owns the...

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Ashley Melnik – New City Clerk is up to the task

February 2, 2010
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Revere’s new city clerk is Ashley Melnik. Having already worked for years as an assistant city clerk, she is eminently qualified to succeed John Henry. Henry, it should be pointed out, served for decades with honor as the city clerk. He made the job in many ways what it has come to be —...

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Obituaries 02-02-2010

February 2, 2010
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David Hart Head Chef David F. Hart died unexpectedly at his Florida home on January 19. He was 58 years old. Born in Boston, he was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1969. He spent most of his life in Revere before moving to Florida three years ago. Most of his working...

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Melnik named new City Clerk

January 27, 2010
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Melnik named new City Clerk

There are only a handful of moments in the last 100 years when there has been a new City Clerk named in Revere. Some 30 years ago, that moment was bestowed upon now-retiring Clerk John Henry. Monday night, new City Clerk Ashley Melnik got to bask in that moment – being named Revere’s newest...

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Confusion arises over sequence of events on the night of shooting

January 27, 2010
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Confusion arises over sequence of events on the night of shooting

Whether it was the distraction of emotion, grieving or something much worse, Revere Police Officer William Soto just could not get the sequence straight on the witness stand last Thursday and Friday when he attempted to recount the exact moment that Officer Dan Talbot was shot. Soto – Talbot’s best friend since their teen...

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Ocean Club auction unlikely to happen

January 27, 2010
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Auctioneer supreme Paul Saperstein is scheduled to appear in front of the land where the Ocean Club was going to rise for the purpose of auctioning the land Wednesday morning, according to legal notices filed in Suffolk County. Steve Fustolo, the lead developer of the Ocean Club – intended to be a multi-condo, high...

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Boys hoop team upsets Chelsea

January 27, 2010
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The Revere High boys basketball team turned in what head coach Rick Hayes termed “our best all around game of the season” to earn a 73-66 victory over Chelsea last week. The highly touted Red Devils, who entered the contest with an 11-1 record that includes victories over Division 1 teams such as Salem...

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Girls basketball team improves to 8-3

January 27, 2010
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The Revere High girls basketball team, coming off their week long break from competition because of exam week, got back into action last Friday night and pummeled Winthrop, 67-41. The contest was a bit closer than the final score might indicate, as the Lady Patriots held a slim three point advantage midway through the...

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Simpson shines in victory over Classical

January 27, 2010
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The Revere High girls indoor track team, led by Jessica Simpson’s 6.33 points, defeated Lynn Classical last week, 53.66 to 27.34, as the Lady Patriots captured six of the nine first places in the meet. Jessica won the 1000 in a time of 3:34.6 and tied for second in the high jump with a...

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Five Patriots score in shutout of Everett

January 27, 2010
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The Revere High hockey team pumped in five goals in an opening period barrage and never looked back en route to a 7-0 triumph over former GBL rival Everett last Wednesday. Five different Patriots lit the lamp for Coach Jim Palumbo’s squad, Jay Sasso, Dale Paradise, Pat Bartol, Anthony Noel, and Sean Dean. Sasso...

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Sasso selected to play in state all-star game

January 27, 2010
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Hockey fans in the Northeastern Conference have known that Revere High center Jay sasso is one of the top players on the North Shore, but now Jay will display his talents on a state wide level when he takes part in the first annual Massachusetts State Hockey Coaches Association All Star game to be...

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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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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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