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Police Won’t Seek Charges at IC

January 22, 2015
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Revere Police said on Tuesday afternoon that there would almost certainly be no criminal charges taken out in the investigation into alleged misconduct at Immaculate Conception (IC) School. Furthermore, Police said the situation seemed to be a misunderstanding that got out of hand quickly. “We’re confident after investigating the matter that it is coming...
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Few Things Can Stop Hendershott from Playing in Pro Bowl Football

January 22, 2015
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There are a lot of things that could hold Revere’s Bryanna Hendershott back from the football field, but certainly nothing holds her back when on the field. First of all, football – while more popular with girls now – is still mostly a boy’s game, but that doesn’t seem to make a difference. Second...
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Multi-Million Dollar Grant Set for RHS

January 12, 2015
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To grow award-winning grapes, one must cultivate a vineyard for many years before the best results emerge from the vine, and in that spirit, the Revere Public Schools landed a multi-million dollar grant on Tuesday from the Nellie Mae Foundation that will aim to plant choice seeds of success for the district’s future. Revere...
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Boston Joins Revere and Somerville in Filing Lawsuit Against MGC

January 12, 2015
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The City of Boston joined Revere and Somerville in filing a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in Suffolk Superior Court asking the court to vacate the license agreement given to Wynn in Everett by the MGC last November. A cornerstone to the argument is the impacts on Charlestown. The 74-page filing by...
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Revere’s Persons of the Year: Linda Shaw, Director of Housing Authority

December 30, 2014
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Revere’s Persons of the Year: Linda Shaw, Director of Housing Authority

Revere Housing Authority Director Linda Shaw has a pile of letters that she sent over nearly three years to state housing officials requesting money to fix up dilapidated, vacant housing units in the Shirley Avenue area. She readily shows them to everyone. Prior to this year, they were a source of frustration and letters...
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Dr. Lourenco Garcia Principal of Revere High

December 30, 2014
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Dr. Lourenco Garcia Principal of Revere High

As a student walked through the halls of Revere High School (RHS) recently, Principal Lourenco Garcia put down his hand-held radio and discreetly told the young man to take his hood off. One student later, he was questioning where the student ID was at. Other students might have been too loud and others might...
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Simulcast License at Suffolk to Expire on Dec. 31

December 30, 2014
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Suffolk Downs Race track will close its simulcasting season at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, and the future beyond that is quite in doubt. A calendar for simulcasting from the track lists simulcasting races all throughout the day on Dec. 31, but on Jan. 1 it reads “To Be Determined.” According to the...
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The $3M Winner Could Possibly be Revere Schools

December 24, 2014
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Revere school officials are waiting with some measure of anxiousness over the holiday break to see if the schools have won the $3 million Nellie Mae grant – one of the largest private school grants in the nation. “We believe we have a good application and make a good case for winning the award,...
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Local Holiday Scenes Meet with Approval

December 24, 2014
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Though many controversies seem to erupt annually during the holiday season over religious displays and observances – particularly with regard to Christmas – Revere’s displays have never sparked any complaints and seem to be in line with a national poll released last week showing 72 percent of those surveyed aren’t offended by such displays...
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Hill School Brings Sunshine In

December 24, 2014
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If one is in the new Hill School, they better not throw rocks because it certainly is going to be a glass house. In a behind-the-scenes tour of the school, which is being buttoned up right now for the winter and just starting to take shape inside, one of the most prominent and striking...
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This the Season for Breaches, Account: Takeovers and Card Thieves — So Beware

December 23, 2014
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When it comes to identity theft, there is no time like the holidays. Christmas and New Year’s are prime times these days for thieves to gain access to credit cards, debit cards, bank accounts and a host of other personal information through security breaches or simple scams. No matter how they get one’s information,...
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Christmas lights up Hillside Ave.

December 23, 2014
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Christmas lights up Hillside Ave.

When one pulls up to the home of David and Kitty Adams on Hillside Avenue, at least during this time of year, they’re greeted with a six-foot-tall Santa Claus lawn ornament singing ‘Deck the Halls.’ The red glow of hundreds of Christmas lights and the busy buzzing of snowmen inflatables and a Christmas Day...
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Neglected Dogs are Revere’s Epidemic

December 23, 2014
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The numbers of dumped dogs in the city is reaching epidemic levels according to Lisa Cutting of Ocean View Kennels, which takes in stray and surrendered animals for the City of Revere. That’s on top of two puppies three weeks ago that were found dead in a trash bag behind a gas station on...
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Coming Together: Cafarelli Wants to See More Interaction Between Revere Police and Community

December 23, 2014
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In the wake of nationwide protests against policing tactics, Revere Police Chief Joe Cafarelli said he would be amenable to having officers wear body cameras, but he said a more lasting change would probably be to put programs in place that break the ice between the cops and the community. “With the cameras, it’s...
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Neglected Dogs are Revere’s Epidemic

December 23, 2014
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The numbers of dumped dogs in the city is reaching epidemic levels according to Lisa Cutting of Ocean View Kennels, which takes in stray and surrendered animals for the City of Revere. That’s on top of two puppies three weeks ago that were found dead in a trash bag behind a gas station on...
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Christmas Lights up Hillside Ave.

December 23, 2014
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Christmas Lights up Hillside Ave.

When one pulls up to the home of David and Kitty Adams on Hillside Avenue, at least during this time of year, they’re greeted with a six-foot-tall Santa Claus lawn ornament singing ‘Deck the Halls.’ The red glow of hundreds of Christmas lights and the busy buzzing of snowmen inflatables and a Christmas Day...
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Coming Together: Cafarelli Wants to see More Interaction Between Revere Police and Community

December 23, 2014
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In the wake of nationwide protests against policing tactics, Revere Police Chief Joe Cafarelli said he would be amenable to having officers wear body cameras, but he said a more lasting change would probably be to put programs in place that break the ice between the cops and the community. “With the cameras, it’s...
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Officials Start Planning for Dakin’s Departure

December 8, 2014
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The School Committee and Supt. Paul Dakin have worked out a succession plan that would have the popular superintendent of schools retiring next December. A new superintendent would likely be picked and put in place next fall, prior to Dakin’s departure. The School Committee has been working on the plan since last April to...
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Buonfiglio’s Coordinating Toy Drive for Families

December 8, 2014
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The Buonfiglio Funeral Home is mounting a campaign to help active and non-active military families get toys for Christmas. Paul S. Buonfiglio said the Operation Toy Soldier campaign is part of the national Veterans Funeral Care organization. The local campaign started on Monday, Dec. 1 and goes through Dec. 21. “I just wanted to...
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New Tree at City Hall for Christmas

December 8, 2014
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New Tree at City Hall for Christmas

There’s nothing better than a Christmas tree lighting. There’s the hot chocolate, the cookies, the caroling and the bright smiles. Unless you’re Scrooge or the Grinch, it’s an all-around fun time. But such a festive occasion can be brought down significantly if there is no tree. That’s the situation Revere found itself in after...
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