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Runners on Your Mark: Revere Officers, Chief to Run Marathon after Playing Key Roles in Bombing Story

April 16, 2014
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Runners on Your Mark: Revere Officers, Chief to Run Marathon after Playing Key Roles in Bombing Story

When Sgt. Mike Mason crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon last year, the blast from the first bomb erupted literally before he could even catch his breath. Mason can even be seen crossing the finish line just seconds before first bomb erupted in the crowd. He said he turned and – despite...

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Runner Looks at Marathon Re-run

April 9, 2014
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Last year, as Revere’s Jalon Fowler passed the 21st mile in the 26-mile Boston Marathon, State Troopers descended onto the racecourse and abruptly put an end to her race. There was confusion and a lot unanswered questions that Fowler now knows the answers to all too well – that being someone had set a...

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Police, Secret Service Nab Major Id Theft Suspect

March 28, 2014
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Revere detectives and the Secret Services clamped down on a suspect they believe to be a major identity thief who stole passports and allegedly took victims for more than $200,000. On March 24, Revere Police and the United States Secret Service arrested Scott Cunha for 18 counts of Aggravated Identity Theft, Passport Fraud, and...

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‘Peace’ Sign Made out of Seashell

March 18, 2014
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‘Peace’ Sign Made out of Seashell

Revere resident Linda Morse stumbled upon this ‘Peace’ sign made out of seashells on Revere Beach last week by Beach-goers Melissa, Nicole and Julia (pictured here). Morse said she was walking her dogs and noticed thousands of clam shells washed up on the Beach. Such displays of sea clams on the Beach have been rather common this winter....

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Mayor Dan Rizzo Joined Other Elected Officials and Public Employees

March 5, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo Joined Other Elected Officials and Public Employees

Mayor Dan Rizzo joined other elected officials and public employees in taking time out on Monday to read some of the favorite Dr. Seuss stories to local school children celebrating

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Vincent Convincingly Wins Democratic Rep. Primary

March 5, 2014
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Vincent Convincingly Wins Democratic Rep. Primary

RoseLee Vincent took Tuesday night’s Special Election Democratic Primary for the 16th Suffolk District with 1,154 votes, beating Revere’s Linda Rosa by 540 votes. Rosa collected 614 votes and Chelsea Attorney Josh Monahan finished with 504 votes. The district includes half of Revere, Prattville in Chelsea and two precincts in Saugus. In Revere, Vincent...

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Spike in Heroin Overdoses Leads to Many Saves by NARCAN

February 26, 2014
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Like many communities in the area, Revere has seen a spike in heroin overdoses over the last month, including a major surge between Feb. 12 and 18, according to Fire Chief Gene Doherty. Doherty said he recently was asked to compile statistics for the Board of Health on overdoses from Jan. 1 to Feb....

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The Decision Is Made; Now Let’s Work Together

February 26, 2014
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First, to both the proponents and opponents of the casino question, a thank you is in order for running two vigorous campaigns that resulted in more than 50% of Revere’s eligible voters coming out to cast their vote. This large  turnout — even more than what was cast in November shows how seriously thousands...

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City Officials Make Push at Neighborhood Meetings

February 19, 2014
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City officials and Mohegan Sun executives – including the company’s chief executive officer – hit the campaign trail this week greeting residents  and asking voters to get out and vote ‘yes’ for the casino proposal in the Feb. 25 citywide referendum. Chief among those gatherings was Monday night at the Jack Satter House, where...

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Carpenters Council Files Bid Protest on Hill School; May Delay Groundbreaking

February 19, 2014
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Groundbreaking on the new Hill School could be imperiled if a bid protest by the New England Council of Carpenters makes any traction at the Attorney General’s Office. Organizers for the Carpenters – which represents 28,000 workers in New England, including Revere – said they had filed an official bid protest with the AG...

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Immaculate Conception School Celebrates Catholic School Week

February 5, 2014
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Immaculate Conception School Celebrates Catholic School Week

Immaculate Conception School celebrates Catholic School Week with an ice cream sundae party. Pictured  are Immaculate Conception students along with IC ‘s Father George.

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Maddrey Is NEC High Jump Champ

February 5, 2014
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Tarik Maddrey reigns as the King of the High Jump in the Northeastern Conference after his leap of 6′-4″ handily vaulted him past all competitors at Friday’s NEC League Meet that was held at the Reggie Lewis Center. Tarik’s closest competitor cleared the bar at 6′-0″, fully four inches below Maddrey’s winning jump. “Tarik’s...

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Spelling Bees Make a Comeback in Revere Schools

January 30, 2014
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Spelling Bees Make a Comeback in Revere Schools

It doesn’t take one single watt of electricity to run a spelling bee; nor is a computer or mobile device required to crown the best speller in a Revere school. In an educational world that is increasingly computerized and Internet savvy, Spelling Bees don’t quite fit the typical mold of modern innovation. Yet, at...

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The Ultimate Stop for Proms: Siegel, Merlino Open New Dress Store in Peabody

January 22, 2014
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The Ultimate Stop for Proms: Siegel, Merlino Open New Dress Store in Peabody

It is always prom season at The Ultimate and even more so now that sisters and business partners Heather Siegel and Fawn Merlino have opened their brand new dress store on Route 1 South in Peabody. Months ahead of the first prom of the season, high school girls, many accompanied by their parents, have...

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Powers, Rotondo out; Nowicki Backs Vincent: State Representative Race Primary Is March 4

January 22, 2014
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Two more candidates have dropped out of the state representative race this week, and a former candidate has endorsed candidate RoseLee Vincent. Paul Nowicki, a long-time community activist and former President of the Chelsea City Council, announced late last week he would endorse Revere’s RoseLee Vincent for state representative in the 16th Suffolk District...

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He Had a Dream: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

January 22, 2014
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Despite the countless number of times that we have heard Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches on TV news shows and specials over the past 50 years (okay, we’re revealing how old we are), we never fail to feel a chill run through us when we listen to his words in that distinctive voice and...

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RHS Boys Knock off Chelsea, Marblehead

January 15, 2014
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The Revere High boys basketball won two in a row last week to make it four victories in their last five outings with triumphs over Chelsea and Marblehead. Thursday’s 65-51 win at Chelsea saw the Patriots jump out to a nice lead at the half, 37-23, and never look back against their long-time rivals...

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Reinstein Resigns Seat Abruptly, Many Local Pols Weighing Options

January 2, 2014
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State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein officially resigned from her state representative seat on Thursday morning – a somewhat surprising turn of events that has her taking a job with Jamaica Plain’s Boston Beer Company, brewers of the Sam Adams beers. She will resign the seat as of Jan. 17, and will assume the position of...

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Revere’s Woman and Man of the Year: Eileen Merullo Turns Thoughts into Action for a Better Community

December 31, 2013
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Revere’s Woman and Man of the Year: Eileen Merullo Turns Thoughts into Action for a Better Community

There are a lot of people who have ideas about making the community better. Few of those people actually put action behind those ideas. Even fewer of them find a successful ending to such a thing in less than a year’s time. One of those rare figures, however, is Revere’s Eileen Merullo – who...

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Merry Christmas: We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Safe Holiday

December 24, 2013
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The holiday season is here, which for most of us means the traditional gatherings with family, friends, and co-workers to share the joy of Christmas and the New Year. For many, the Christmas holiday season marks the only time of the year when we will have the opportunity to see each other and catch...

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