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Market Basket May Open Nov. 1

September 29, 2014
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The Northgate Market Basket could be opening its doors as soon as Nov. 1 if things go according to plan, Mayor Dan Rizzo said this week. The long-awaited store looks to be an anchor tenant of the mall and an economic engine for the area – increasing foot traffic to other businesses as well....

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September 9 Primary Primer

September 3, 2014
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With all of the candidates running for so many offices in the upcoming Primary Election next Tuesday, Sept. 9, things have gotten more than a little confusing for voters – especially on the Democratic side. Below is a listing of the races and those running. Democrat: •U.S. Senator (unopposed) Ed Markey, Malden •Governor Don...

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Revere High School Football Team Holds Ironman Competition

August 14, 2014
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The Revere High School football team held its annual Ironman Competition on Revere Beach. Under the supervision of head coach Lou Cicatelli and his staff, Revere players competed in strength, agility, and speed contests. Kaleb Silva, a senior, won the team title and the first-place trophy for the second year in a row. Junior...

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Thank You, Mayor Rizzo and Police for National Night out

August 8, 2014
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National Night Out in Revere is one of our favorite events of the summer and this year’s celebration at the Whelan School and the Garfield School continued the city’s observance that is always held on the first Tuesday in August. Mayor Dan Rizzo and The Revere Police, led by Chief Joe Cafarelli, combine resources...

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Crews Made Quick Work of Cleanup

August 2, 2014
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From war zone to manageable chaos – that’s the miraculous situation on Broadway as clean up crews made record time in clearing trees, debris and traffic from the streets on Monday and Tuesday after the tornado. Mayor Dan Rizzo – who along with Fire Chief Gene Doherty and Police Capt. Jim Guido – took...

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Fire Causes $100K in Damages to Shipwreck Lounge

July 11, 2014
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Fire Causes $100K in Damages to Shipwreck Lounge

Early warning alarms and a favorable time of day allowed Revere firefighters to put a quick stop to a threatening blaze at the Shipwreck Lounge on the Boulevard Monday afternoon. Fire Chief Gene Doherty said early warning alarms in the rooming house above the lounge sounded just after 11 a.m. and fire crews made...

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Sand Sculpting Fest to Pay Tribute to the Military; Same Larger Boardwalk Format to Return

July 7, 2014
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Sand Sculpting Fest to Pay Tribute to the Military; Same Larger Boardwalk Format to Return

The Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival is only a week away, believe it or not, and this year a new organizer with a familiar face has stepped in to take the festival to a new level. Erin Lynch of FMP Productions has stepped in to serve as the Revere Beach Partnership’s new executive...

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Rizzo Reports Most Potholes Filled in May

July 3, 2014
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Responding to continued criticisms from the City Council – and from residents in general – Mayor Dan Rizzo last week released the first of what he hopes will be an annual ‘Pothole Report.’ Using data from a new Internet-based reporting program and a new, date-driven work order system, the report summarizes the numbers of...

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Future of Northgate Market Basket Uncertain Following Sudden Ouster of Key Executives

June 25, 2014
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The fate of the Market Basket store at Northgate Mall in Revere hangs perilously in the balance this week as the DeMoulas family squabble that started last fall has ratcheted up a notch due to the sudden ouster of the company president and two other key executives on Monday. The DeMoulas Board of Directors,...

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Officials Meet with Massport on Logan Health Study Findings

June 17, 2014
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Revere’s elected officials and elected officials from neighboring communities met with Massport last week to discuss the recent Logan Health Study findings by the Department of Public Health (DPH). Senator Anthony Petruccelli, House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and Representative RoseLee Vincent were joined by Representative Carlo Basile (D-East Boston) and reported that Massport has...

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Bisignani to Resign as Nahant Manager

June 17, 2014
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Former long-time City of Revere Auditor Andrew Bisignani has put in a letter of resignation as Town Administrator in Nahant amidst an investigation into town contracts allegedly awarded improperly to preferred candidates – some of them Revere businesses. The Boston Globe first reported the story Monday. Bisignani, a Harvard University graduate who grew up...

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Revere Beat Catholic Central in Dramatic Walk-off Win to Advance to North Sectional Final on Sunday

June 8, 2014
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Revere Beat Catholic Central in Dramatic Walk-off Win to Advance to North Sectional Final on Sunday

The Revere High School (RHS) Softball team took a walk-off 1-0 win in extra innings on Friday afternoon against Catholic Central. The game was evenly matched and a pitcher’s duel with RHS Junior Sabrina Palermo turning in an unreal performance despite battling an illness all this past week. It looked as if the game...

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The Patriots March to Concord: Palermo, Stella, DiCarlo pace Revere to Two Big Wins

June 4, 2014
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The Patriots March to Concord: Palermo, Stella, DiCarlo pace Revere to Two Big Wins

Sabrina Palermo struck out the 500th batter of her career while Kristina Stella and Logan DiCarlo, led the team-wide offensive firepower in impressive victories over Lincoln-Sudbury and Chelmsford in the State Tournament. The dream season continues today as Revere takes the field against perennial powerhouse Concord Carlisle in the Division 1 North quarterfinals. Palermo’s ...

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Mayor Dips into Reserves to Balance Budget

June 4, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo proposed a $160.92 million budget Monday night, and informed councillors that he has made the tough decision to – for the second year in a row – dip into the Rainy Day Reserve Fund to balance the budget. It was an overall increase of 4.3 percent ($6.6 million) over last year...

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Mayor Dan Rizzo and Police Chief Joe Cafarrelli Endorsed Suffolk County Sheriff

May 7, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo and Police Chief Joe Cafarrelli Endorsed Suffolk County Sheriff

Mayor Dan Rizzo (left) and Police Chief Joe Cafarrelli (right) endorsed Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins last Friday. The announcement took place at the Good Diner on Broadway.

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Harsh Realities Suffolk Says, Despite Landmark Opening Day

May 7, 2014
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Trainer Jay Bernardini got his 2014 season at Suffolk Downs off to a sharp start with three-wins on the nine race card before an enthusiastic crowd of 14,612 on hand to celebrate the Kentucky Derby, but it could be the last time such a crowd descends upon the historic oval for the Derby –...

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The Marathon

April 23, 2014
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The events of last year’s Boston Marathon have faded into the background for many residents.  However, for some, the events and the aftermath of that day are as vivid today as they were more than a year ago. For Revere Police Sergeant Mike Mason, the events of that day will probably be with him...

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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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