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Massachusetts has Become a Leader for Veterans

November 18, 2014
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Veterans Day gives us the opportunity to come together as a community and reaffirm ourselves to supporting veterans and upholding the ideals they have fought so valiantly for. This week I had the honor to join in Winthrop and Revere’s Veterans Day services and, in paying tribute, was reminded of the work that lies...

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Mayor Tom Menino

November 11, 2014
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The passing this week of former, long-time Boston Mayor Thomas Menino truly removes from our lives a man whose devotion to his city and its people was second to none. The incredible outpouring of genuine sadness and respect expressed by persons from all walks of life and from stations high and low bore witness...

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Arthur T. Market Basket and Revere’s own Hollywood Ending

November 11, 2014
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Back in mid-August, I was on vacation, sitting in a coffee shop in Hollywood, California, opening the morning newspaper when I was astonished to see a front page story about the battle back home for control of the Market Basket grocery empire—a battle that had begun weeks before when I was still in Revere....

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Revere’s Virgin Mary’s: A lawn Affair

October 30, 2014
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When Patrick Lentz first moved to Revere with his family, the 5-year-old and his brothers eagerly took to the front yard to play a game of hide-and-seek. As Lentz crawled under the limbs and leaves of the front bushes, in the back of the foliage he saw a small white statue of a woman....

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Market Basket Opening Draws Thousands on Sunday

October 30, 2014
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The Sun had barely cracked the horizon Sunday morning, but shoppers were already wheeling out carts stocked with food, water and other necessities after flooding the new Revere Market Basket well before the official opening hour. “It’s like Christmas,” said Susan DiRusso of Milano Avenue at just after 7 a.m. on Sunday. “I’m like...

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Welcome, Market Basket to the City of Revere

October 25, 2014
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We are very excited to welcome Market Basket to the city of Revere and look forward with much anticipation to the opening of the brand new store in the Northgate Shopping Center this Sunday, Oct. 26. The many residents who have visited Market Basket stores in nearby communities such as Chelsea understand what a...

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Market Basket to Open Doors in Revere on Sunday

October 25, 2014
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Market Basket to Open Doors in Revere on Sunday

In the parking lot of the new Market Basket at Northgate Monday morning, workers outside were spiffying up the outside and moving carriages inside – but they weren’t getting much done in between having to answer numerous questions from the excited passers-by, many that are greatly anticipating this Sunday’s (Oct. 26) opening at 7...

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Zarah Magazine Looks to Present a Positive Viewpoint Of Arab Culture and to Bridge Gaps in the Community

October 19, 2014
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‘Hijack’ is a contentious word to use when speaking about Arab American culture, but it’s exactly what Rachid Moukhabir says has happened to his culture worldwide – and he’s combatting that unfortunate view with a new magazine called ‘Zarah’ that highlights the positives of Arab American culture in Revere and the entire area. “I’m...

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Rep. Clark Breaks from Obama in Not Supporting Syrian Rebels

October 6, 2014
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Congresswoman Katherine Clark released the following statement regarding the authorization of arming and training Syrian rebels: “ISIL has demonstrated their willingness to use terrorism and violence to meet their goals. They have brutally executed Americans and present a grave threat to our allies in the region. However, after listening to and questioning the administration,...

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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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