Ward 1 Councillor dies a after long and private battle with Mylo-Fibrosis

February 17, 2010
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Ward 1 Councillor dies a after long and private battle with Mylo-Fibrosis

In 2008 Ward 1 Councillor James Kimmerle learned he was sick with Mylo-Fibrosis, a serious blood disorder. He began treatment at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, enrolling in a once a month medical program that was supposed to have led to a bone marrow transplant and a new lease on life. The treatments failed...

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Lady Patriots win two more, now 15-4

February 17, 2010
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The Revere High girls basketball team took its show on the road last week, traveling to the far north to Beverly and over the General Edwards Bridge to Lynn Classical. By the time that the Lady Patriots had completed their journeys, they had etched two more notches in their victory belts to improve to...

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Boys hoop drops pair

February 17, 2010
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The Revere High boys basketball team dropped both of its contests this past week, falling to Beverly 73-48 and Lynn Classical 70-54. RHS head coach Rick Hayes termed his team’s performance against Beverly “disappointing. We took them to triple overtime in our first game with them, but we simply didn’t come to play at...

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Hockey teams plays well against Peabody in a 5-2 defeat

February 17, 2010
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The Revere High hockey team turned in a heroic effort against undefeated Peabody, but eventually fell by a 5-2 margin Friday evening at Cronin Rink. Patriot Drew Lauria gave the hometown fans something to cheer about when he lit the lamp in the first period, assisted by Sean Dean, for a 1-0 Revere lead....

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Jim Kimmerle – Popular City Councillor will be missed

February 17, 2010
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Jim Kimmerle’s death removes from the local political scene one of those rare people who was without enemies, rancor, ill will or bad feeling for others. He was softly spoken, humble, and respectful of all. He was a gentleman through and through who loved Beachmont, where he spent most of his adult life. His...

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One Week Later – At last, snowfall

February 17, 2010
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Last Wednesday the local world was shut down and everything about our lives came to a stop as we awaited a snowstorm. Alas, or hooray, however you choose to think about it, it was a day of folly for weather forecasters, for school superintendents and for mayors and even the governor, who ended up...

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Lynn man allegedly steals a Blackberry from a youth

February 17, 2010
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A Revere youth reported on Monday, February 18, that an apparent Lynn man stole his Blackberry phone at knifepoint just off of Squire Road. The youth told officers that around 5:30 p.m. he was walking up Augustus Street near Squire Road when an Hispanic man approached him quickly from behind. The man ordered him...

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Teenager charged with violent attack on female family members

February 17, 2010
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A Dorchester teen was held on more than $1.5 million dollars’ cash bail last week following his arraignment on charges that he attacked four female family members with a knife, leaving all of them with injuries, before fleeing to Revere, where he allegedly stabbed a fifth person, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley...

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Obituaries 02-17-2010

February 17, 2010
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William ‘Smitty’ Smith Sr. Of Pennsylvania, formerly of Revere William J. "Smitty" Smith, Sr., 68, of Lititz, PA and formerly of Revere, died peacefully on February 13 surrounded by his loving family at LGH. Born September 24, 1941 in Revere, he was the son of the late Frank H. and Emma M. (Mirto) Smith....

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Iacoviello receives a life sentence

February 10, 2010
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Iacoviello receives a life sentence

Convicted cop killer Robert Iacoviello Jr. got little leniency from the court Friday afternoon when he was sentenced to concurrent prison terms in Cedar Junction State Prison. Judge Patrick Brady sentenced Iacoviello – who was found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Revere Police Officer Dan Talbot – to three years in...

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Mayor charts a course for the new decade

February 10, 2010
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Mayor charts a course for the new decade

Mayor Tom Ambrosino gave his shortest State of the City speech to date on Monday and he spoke about the future and the inevitable. Some of the inevitable he touched on in the speech included trash fees, revisiting the meal’s tax increase and revamping health insurance via Plan Design. “My priority is not to...

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Creating a higher profile – Tourney-bound Patriots win two more games, improve to 13-4

February 10, 2010
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The Revere High girls basketball team defeated two of three opponents this past week to raise their record to 13-4 on the season. The Lady Patriots opened the week with a 56-22 thumping of former long time Greater Boston League rival Malden. Revere led from the opening tap and enjoyed leads of 19-8 at...

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Removing the ‘R’ word from our vocabulary

February 10, 2010
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The war of words in American culture could be the topic of a great book and probably already is a book somewhere on the stacks of some college library. The history of the English language in America is one in which acceptable words become offensive in less than a generation, spawning new descriptions and...

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Policing the Police – Talbot’s death raises troubling questions

February 10, 2010
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Now that Robert Iacoviello has been convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of off-duty Revere police officer Daniel Talbot, he has begun his long journey into darkness. His stay inside the Massachusetts penal system for the next two decades of his life will surely take its toll on him . There are...

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Arrest Report 02-10-2010

February 10, 2010
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1 Eric M. Cuppernell, 21, of Medford, was arrested on a charge of trespassing. Patrick J. Wiswall, 38, of 44 Prospect Ave., was arrested on charges of possession of knife in violation of the city ordinance and trespassing. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 Trung Vu Nguyen, 21, of Burlington, was arrested on charges of...

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Obituaries 02-10-2010

February 10, 2010
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Maureen Cammisa Former Lincoln School teacher Maureen L. (Kraby) Camissa of Revere died unexpectedly on February 8 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston. She was 63 years old. Born and raised in the Roslindale section of Boston, she was a graduate of Boston Latin School and Boston State Teachers’ College. She taught in...

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Iacoviello found guilty of second-degree murder

February 2, 2010
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Iacoviello found guilty of second-degree murder

Robert Iacoviello Jr., 22, will now live in prison. A jury in Boston’s Suffolk County Superior Court returned a verdict of guilty on the charge of second-degree murder for Iacoviello around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, after three full days of deliberation. He was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm. He was found...

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Patriots qualify for the state tournament

February 2, 2010
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To paraphrase Paul Revere, the new cry being heard around the Northeastern Conference these days is, “The (Lady) Patriots are coming, the (Lady) Patriots are coming!” The Revere High girls basketball team burned three opponents last week with three decisive victories that not only stretched their winning streak to six games and secured them...

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Mayor, unions try to come together on health package

February 2, 2010
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While health insurance reform is on the national table, the city and its unions are also discussing some major changes in the way that health insurance is offered to city employees. As the administration has bemoaned for years, health insurance has become the single, most expensive proposition each year in the City Budget. Increases...

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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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