Archive for March, 2013

AG Ruling Could Put Seriously Impede Outright 
ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

March 22, 2013
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City officials said they will continue to investigate an outright ban of medical marijuana dispensaries in Revere, but a new ruling by state Attorney General Martha Coakley looks to put that effort in jeopardy. Last week, Coakley issued a decision about the bylaws for the new law, voted in overwhelmingly via a ballot question...
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The Walking Bus

March 22, 2013
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The Garfield Elementary School invited all students and their families to walk to school with the Garfield Walking School Bus on Weds., March 6th. Walkers power the Garfield walking school bus. The walking bus begins at a walk stop where students and their families meet and walk together. As walkers make their way towards...
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Police Briefs 03-20-2013

March 22, 2013
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QUICK STOP HIT TWICE Knife-wielding thieves – or perhaps one thief – robbed the Quick Stop on Revere Street twice in one week. First, around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11th, a white male entered the store and immediately demanded money while brandishing a knife. The clerk handed over the till and the robber...
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New Field House 
renovations at RHS Bring Programs Up a Notch

March 22, 2013
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As Revere High School (RHS) athletes move their attention back outside for the spring sports season, they will have left a very comfortable new home in the notably revamped RHS Field House. Long a source of embarrassment with its cavernous feel, condemned bleachers and “furry-looking” dark green ceiling, the Field House has been painstakingly...
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Suffolk Downs Featured in ‘Boston Sports Temples’ Exhibition

March 22, 2013
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Suffolk Downs is one of four historic sports venues featured in Boston Public Library’s current “Boston Sports Temples” exhibition, which showcases these beloved venues and their unique roles in the daily lives and hearts of generations of New Englanders. Suffolk Downs is joined by Fenway Park, the original Boston Garden and Braves Field in...
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Obituaries 03-20-2013

March 22, 2013
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Anthony Ferraro Worked at Tufts University Anthony J. Ferraro of Revere, formerly of Everett and Marblehead, died on March 17 at Beverly Hospital. He was 70 years old. Born in Malden, the son of the late Angelo and Rose (Fallavollita) and a former employee of Tufts University, he was the beloved husband of Sheila...
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McKinley School Funding Approved: Council Moves McKinley Forward; Hundreds Crowd City Hall in Support

March 13, 2013
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McKinley School Funding Approved: Council Moves McKinley Forward;  Hundreds Crowd City Hall in Support

The final piece in the City’s 14-year-long school revitalization plan got the go-ahead Monday night as City Councillors – many with strong, continuing reservations about financing the project – voted in record time to affirm the bond authorization package and allow the McKinley School (now the Hill School) to move forward. The McKinley School...
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Market Basket Will Open This Year

March 13, 2013
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The DeMoulas Market Basket store – largely seen as a transformative development at the Northgate Mall – is moving rapidly and company representatives said they should be open for business in 2013. The construction project has been moving at a brisk pace, with the structure now fully in place and brick masons beginning their...
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Winthrop Ave. Bridge Project Starts in May

March 13, 2013
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State highway officials have given the go-ahead to proceed on the State Road/Winthrop Avenue bridge replacement project – a $5.27 million project that will go at breakneck speed all summer long. State Department of Transportation spokesman Michael Verseckes told the Journal that SPS New England has won the contract and will use accelerated construction...
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Dakin Sees Less Help from RTA

March 13, 2013
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The school administration and the Revere Teacher’s Association (RTA) have had an unprecedented run of peace recently, but Superintendent Paul Dakin said this week that he is seeing less cooperation this year. Most of that is due to a change in leadership, with longtime RTA president Susan Lanza moving on. The new president now...
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Congratulations Superintendent Dakin

March 13, 2013
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For those of us who know Paul Dakin,  the fact that he won the Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year Award was not surprising.  From the time that he assumed the reins of the Revere school system a decade ago from Carol Tye, the professionalism that Tye made her hallmark and that he witnessed as...
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The McKinley School

March 13, 2013
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Maybe this it’s the part of getting old;  looking back and recalling when gas was less than a buck a gallon and a home or a new car were affordable for a middle class family, and then looking at the price of everything today and wondering whether the world has gone crazy. Well, the...
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A Greener Casino

March 13, 2013
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One only has to walk down the Las Vegas Boulevard in Nevada to experience the asphalt and concrete jungle. The small outdoor oases in these mega-casinos/hotels can make one long for larger and greener areas.  However, the only open and green space one sees from a Las Vegas hotel room is the mountains in...
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Thank You, Treasurer Grossman

March 13, 2013
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When he was running for State Treasurer, Steve Grossman came up with an idea to deposit state funds into local community banks that would in turn loan this money to local businesses. Well, it was a simple idea, but it has worked well. Treasurer Grossman was in East Boston on Monday afternoon at the...
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Police Briefs 03-13-2013

March 13, 2013
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MONDAY, MARCH 4 John G. Robichaud Jr., 25, of 255 Grover St., was arrested on a charge of assault by means of a dangerous weapon. Robert Passariello, 25, of Boston, was arrested on a charge of breaking & entering into a building in the daytime with intent to commit a felony. Shawna Lynne Marshall,...
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Second Annual Revere Citywide Fitness Challenge Set for Late April

March 13, 2013
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Revere on the Move and Millions of Muscles Fitness are partnering once again with fitness organizations across Revere to organize the 2nd Annual City of Revere Fitness Challenge. Last year the challenge had more than 300 participants and the organizing team is hoping to match and/or exceed that number this year. The Fitness Challenge...
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Obituaries 03-13-2013

March 13, 2013
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Kinton Talbott US Postal Service Employee Kinton L. Talbott of Revere died unexpectedly on March 8. He was 55 years old. A US Postal Service employee, he was the beloved husband of  Joyce (Wilson) Talbott; loving son of the late Jean P. Talbott and Margot (Cote) Riley; cherished brother of Roger Talbott  and his...
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Never Having Lost the Art of Knitting

March 6, 2013
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Never Having Lost the Art of Knitting

Knitting was once a lost art, but has recently gathered increased popularity, and the Revere Senior Center’s knitting group is full on into the activity – donating some 75 hand-knit blankets to charity this past week. “This is such a wonderful and heartfelt gift and something made with your own hands,” said Alycia Dell’Orfano...
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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

March 6, 2013
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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Twins Sofie and Seth Wyzanski looked every bit the part for Dr. Seuss’s birthday.
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Waiting on Menino: Suffolk Downs Casino Mitigation Negotiations for Revere Ended; Boston Still Negotiating

March 6, 2013
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Mayor Dan Rizzo announced this week that the City’s mitigation package negotiations with Suffolk Downs have been largely completed, but the agreement will not be revealed until Boston has finished its process. For many City Councillors, that has become a frustration point, and has led to some postulating that both Revere and Boston are...
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