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Video: New Acting Chief Joe Cafarelli Addresses the Public After Being Sworn in at City Hall on Monday

February 6, 2012
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Video: Rizzo Appoints New Acting Chief Joe Cafarelli; Reardon Resigns and Will Be Captain Again

February 6, 2012
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New Mayor Dan Rizzo delivers his inaugural address Jan. 2, 2012

January 3, 2012
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City of Revere Vacant Buildings 2011

October 28, 2011
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The City of Revere recently released its full list of Vacant Buildings. That list specifies those properties that will be fined for being abandoned. When the list was created, it was during much better economic times, and the purpose was to push the city’s few vacant property owners to sell in a boom market....

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Hip Hop Star Big D ready to play in Brazilian Beauty Contest in East Boston

October 19, 2011
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An emerging Hip Hop Act ready for a breakthrough towards the mainstream, the East Boston-based  Big D is currently working on his first album, promising mixed influences from Reggaeton, Urban Hip Hip to R&B and lyrics that praise the glamorous side of the fame. On October 22nd, Big D will be the feature presentation...

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Elvis Has Entered the Building

September 23, 2011
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4-year-old Cameron Barilone wowed everyone in the newspaper offices of the Independent News Group on Friday, Sept. 23rd. The Elvis impersonator apparently knows more than 10 of The King’s hits and sings them publicly at Senior Centers and Events. What a kid!

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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

June 16, 2011
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Lord Stanley, Meet Captain Chara

One of our photographers grabbed this historic shot Thursday morning of Boston Bruins Captain Zdeno Chara exiting the charter plane at Logan Airport while hoisting the Stanley Cup into the air. A small group of fans were there to cheer on the team as they arrived back in Boston just after 8:30 a.m. on...

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Walking to School

April 28, 2011
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Walking to School

On Tuesday april 12, dorothea hass from WalkBoston gave a presentation to the city and school representatives on pedestrian safety at the Whelan school auditorium. the presentation high- lighted ways to assure pedestrians safety by improving sidewalks and maintaining proper crosswalks.  

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Walking To School

April 28, 2011
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On Tuesday April 12, Dorothea Hass from WalkBoston gave a presentation to the city and school representatives on pedestrian safety at the Whelan School Auditorium.  The presentation highlighted ways to assure pedestrians safety by improving sidewalks and maintaining proper crosswalks. After the presentation Hass led a small group of volunteers on an audit of...

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Not in Our Back Yard

April 28, 2011
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A heated, contentious and well-attended community meeting last week (see above photo) pitted principles from the Bay Cover Human Services company against about 50 Ward 2 neighbors and city elected officials. The company had made plans to build a nine-unit group home on Walnut Avenue for severely physically disabled adults whose families live in...

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Recyclebank is Paying Dividends

April 28, 2011
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Officials from the RecycleBank program were in attendance at Monday’s City Council meeting and told City Councillors that the program is going quite well and is increasing Revere’s recycling rates. “It’s been successful,” said Beth Keene-Waddell of RecycleBank. “Recycling volume has increased 60 or 70 percent each month, which is very high and annual...

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At Least the Building’s Ours

April 28, 2011
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The City Council agreed Monday night to a plan presented by Mayor Tom Ambrosino to swap with the state some six acres of marshland in the Belle Isle Marsh for a piece of land on Revere Beach Parkway. What came out, though, was that the piece of land contains the new Fire Station and...

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Sign Complaint

April 28, 2011
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The Election Department has officially received a complaint from an unnamed person concerning a political sign on the front lawn of Councillor George Rotondo. Election Commissioner Diane Colella confirmed that there has been a complaint and that there have been no other complaints yet about signs. Rotondo was asked to take his sign down...

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Caveat Emptor

April 28, 2011
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Nothing like Easter Sunday, pizza ghena and psychedelic mushrooms, but one Revere woman – who was allegedly found driving drunk on a mini-bike last Saturday – had her holiday ruined when a drug dealer hoodwinked her by selling her crack cocaine instead of the mushrooms. At least that was the story she told police....

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Man Stabbed, Woman Arrested

April 28, 2011
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A man bleeding heavily from several stab wounds appeared at the Police Station last Sunday night with a  report that he’d been attacked by unknown men. It ended up that the unknown men were actually his girlfriend, a 22-year-old woman from Everett. The man told police that three men jumped him near his apartment...

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Revere Man Held in Alleged Beating of 5-year-old Boy

April 28, 2011
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A Revere man was held on $15,000 cash bail Monday as prosecutors detailed the injuries he allegedly inflicted upon his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son last week. Joseph Testa, 28, of 5 Noble St, was formally charged Monday with assault and battery on a child causing serious bodily injury, wantonly or recklessly permitting serious bodily injury...

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Safety concerns

April 28, 2011
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In the wake of a possible sexual assault behind the Paul Revere School earlier this month, Councillors Arthur Guinasso and George Rotondo have called for a community meeting and cooperating with the School Department to bring a safer environment to that area during non-school hours. Revere Police are investigating the possible sexual assault of...

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Can’t stay away

April 28, 2011
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After last week’s large drug bust on Yeamans Street, one man apparently was willing to do anything to get to his alleged former source. One of the apartments  that was raided as a result of the drug bust had been closed off and was vacant. However, last Saturday morning around 10 a.m., several people...

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The FBI in Revere – It Remains to be Seen What Visit Really Means

April 28, 2011
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For quite some time – for well over a year – the FBI has been a constant visitor to Revere. There have been obvious, repeated FBI visits to Revere City Hall and to other locations in the city. At city hall, the FBI has visited the Building Department on at least a half dozen...

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A Good Idea – Drive-Through Proposal is Sound

April 28, 2011
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The owner of Honey Dew Donuts has petitioned the city government for a drive-through for its location on Squire Road. Our observation of this request is that it doesn’t vary at all from what presently exists on at least a half dozen locations of that busy commercial strip. There is a Dunkin Donuts with...

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