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Obituaries 11-09-2011

November 9, 2011
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Frank Cannizzo Lifelong Revere resident Frank J. Cannizzo, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on November 6 at the Anne Mark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 85 years old. A US Navy veteran of World War II and a late member of the Plumbers Union Local # 12, he was the beloved son...
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Stumbling Blocks: Just Another Bright Idea

November 3, 2011
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I’ve always been a zealot for lighting. The lighting of a room has always been a priority for me. My wife thinks I’m crazy. Before her, my mother thought the same. I guess it goes back to my life-long interest in photography, but who really knows. That said, a couple months ago I was...
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RPD Prepares to Implement New Strategy That Focuses on Motor Vehicle Enforcement

November 2, 2011
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There’s nothing that gets to the heart of crime more directly than by frustrating and annoying the criminals. That’s just what the Revere Police Department (RPD) is preparing to do this month with the deployment of a major new strategy in fighting crime. The new strategy is known as D-DACTS. It was developed by...
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Rizzo Tops All Candidates in One of the Largest Campaign Expenditures in Several Years

November 2, 2011
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Councillor Dan Rizzo led all candidates in spending by a long shot this election season, spending more than $180,000 since January – with half of those expenditures going to Boston political consultants. Pre-Election Campaign Finance reports were due on Monday, Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m., with Revere mayoral candidates having to file directly with...
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Voters Go to the Polls Next Week; 49 Percent Turnout Predicted

November 2, 2011
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The City Election season has had a slow start, according to Election officials, but there might be some up tick in activity this week as the November 8 contest nears. Election Commissioner Diane Colella has reported over the last few weeks that absentee ballots are at a pretty low point for an election that...
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How Can This Happen? Thefts Raise Alarming Questions

November 2, 2011
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Dozens upon dozens of manhole covers and catch basin covers have apparently been stolen by roving marauders who simply stop wherever there is a manhole cover, lift it up and toss it into the back of a truck and then its on to the next manhole cover. The same is being done with catch...
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Sports 11-02-2011

November 2, 2011
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Volleyball team clinches tourney berth The Revere High volleyball team clinched a berth in the MIAA post season state tournament with a dramatic win Friday against Saugus on an evening made all the more memorable because it was Senior Night. The Lady Patriots stood at 9-8 entering the match, after having split two matches...
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Obituaries 11-02-2011

November 2, 2011
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Antonetta Horton Worked at Almy’s and Brandano’s Bakery Antonetta T. (Terenzio) Horton, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on October 26. She was 91 years old. A former employee of Brandano’s Bakery and Almy’s Department Store, she was a member of the Revere Moose Ladies Auxiliary and the Revere Senior Center. She was the...
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Police Briefs 11-02-2011

November 2, 2011
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 Bouazza Ada Ould-Sahraovia, 27, of 69 Victoria St., was arrested on charges of assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon and making a threat to commit a crime. David A. Powell, 43, of Allston, was arrested on charges of two counts of entering without breaking into a truck with...
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City of Revere Vacant Buildings 2011

October 28, 2011
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The City of Revere recently released its full list of Vacant Buildings. That list specifies those properties that will be fined for being abandoned. When the list was created, it was during much better economic times, and the purpose was to push the city’s few vacant property owners to sell in a boom market....
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Property Owners Vow to Settle Outstanding Water Bill

October 26, 2011
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Owners of the building that formerly housed the Mt. Vernon at the Wharf Restaurant appeared before the License Commission last Thursday and maintained that they will immediately pay the $33,000 water bill that was left on their doorstep last month. “We were in the process of evicting them for non-payment of rent and on...
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Time to Get Motivated: Remember to Vote

October 26, 2011
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There is the expectation here that about 50% of eligible voters will cast a ballot in less than two weeks for the coming November Election. This is a percentile far too small to reliably mark the general sentiment of voters when it comes to electing our public officials. That being said, there is virtually...
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Police Briefs 10-26-2011

October 26, 2011
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MONDAY, OCT. 17 Paulo Vitor Cebola de Sena, 21, of 493 Beach St., was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Heather E. Harper, 21, of 1028 No. Shore Rd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Diane McDonough, 23, 1028 No. Shore Rd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Amado A. Morales,...
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English II: Talented Bulldog Team Hands RHS Its Second Loss of the Season; Team Hosts No. Andover Friday Night

October 26, 2011
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At the end of the movie The Big Lebowski, the character known only as The Stranger neatly sums up one way to think about how life works: “Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes the bear gets you.” The Revere High football team learned the meaning of that oft-quoted line from the cult movie...
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Obituaries 10-26-2011

October 26, 2011
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Mildred Hansen  Melrose resident Mildred L. “Mickey” (Bell) Hansen, a longtime resident of Melrose, formerly of Revere, died Sunday evening, October 23, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was 82 years old. Mildred, who was lovingly known as “Mickey,” married Earl Hansen on January 31, 1950 and they made their home in Melrose since 1958.  She...
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Rizzo and Rotondo Debate the Issues

October 20, 2011
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Rizzo and Rotondo Debate the Issues

Revere residents received all they could have hoped for in a Revere Journal-sponsored mayoral debate between Councilors-at-Large Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo Tuesday night at the Whelan School. The two candidates offered contrasting styles and visions about how they would lead the city over the next four years as the successor to Mayor Thomas...
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City Bypasses Existing Civil Service List, Creating an Uncertain Future for Potential Recruits

October 20, 2011
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While the ranks in the Police Department have been depleted over the last few years, the City is now once again hiring – except now there’s a bit of controversy over whom is being hired. Mayor Tom Ambrosino announced the hirings a few weeks back, indicating that the City would bypass the existing Civil...
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President Powers: He is Setting a Great Example

October 20, 2011
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During this session of the city council, Council President John Powers has presided with dignity and intelligence. No issue is too large or too small to be discussed before Powers in his role as president. Everyone is accorded their moment in front of the microphone in the council chamber. He does not tend to...
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On Broadway: Foot Patrols Are Necessary

October 20, 2011
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In Lynn and in Chelsea, foot patrol officers patrolling the downtown centers of those two cities have reported that their presence is a welcome addition not just to residents shopping or walking in the downtown areas but for the many shopkeepers and businesses. By selectively putting foot patrol officers on Broadway, the Revere Police...
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A Comeback for the Ages: Patriots Erase a 17-point Deficit and Beat Peabody to Improve to 5-1

October 20, 2011
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With the scoreboard showing a score of 17-0 in favor of the visitors and 6:50 on the clock in the fourth period, things certainly looked bleak for the Revere High football team and their fans, many of whom already were heading for the exits, as the Patriots prepared to punt away the ball from...
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