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People’s Bank Building Sells for $1.7 Million

February 12, 2016
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A key building in the heart of the downtown business district has sold for $1.7 million to a local investor. Chris Everest, president of Nordlund Associates of Danvers, reported on Tuesday that People’s United Bank sold its building for $1.7 million to M and R United Realty Trust. The building is at 310 Broadway...
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Pearl Ave Gets Flooded; Worse Since ’78

February 12, 2016
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Tina Lanzarone is 92 years old and has seen it all. But she said she hasn’t seen flooding on Pearl Avenue like she saw Tuesday since the Blizzard of `78. “I had water coming up my driveway and it was flooding Pearl Avenue this morning,” she said on Tuesday. “My son was putting sand...
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Boston, Wynn Come to Terms on Surrounding Community Agreement

January 29, 2016
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In the end, it was Mayor Martin Walsh and Wynn CEO Steve Wynn who got down to the nitty gritty – negotiating directly with one another all week on a Surrounding Community Agreement for Boston that has some accommodations for Charlestown, including mitigation money for traffic and the prospect of removing the Boston Water...
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City Officials Seek Help from DeLeo,Vincent to Renew Funding at GMS

January 28, 2016
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City Officials Seek Help from DeLeo,Vincent to Renew Funding at GMS

Revere School officials and Mayor Brian Arrigo welcomed Speaker Bob DeLeo and State Rep. RoseLee Vincent to the Garfield Middle School (GMS) on Monday to discuss the renewal of the school’s Extended Learning Time (ELT) grant and the restoration of full funding for the program. The GMS joins the Whelan School and the Hill...
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Arrigo Holds Off on Having Inauguration Celebration

January 28, 2016
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There is too much work to be done to throw a party right now, Mayor Brian Arrigo said this week. Due to the mayoral recount that continued into December, Arrigo never had a chance to transition into office, but rather came in with only a few days to plan for the inauguration. He originally...
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Parents Calling for Backup Plan After Bus Leaves Kids in the Cold

January 20, 2016
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A handful of parents whose children were stranded in the cold last Thursday morning when a school bus never showed up are calling this week for the schools to institute a backup plan for such situations – something that currently doesn’t exist. At least four parents expressed frustration over the situation that unfolded Thursday...
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Robber Demands Opiates from Pharmacist

January 7, 2016
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Police are searching for a man who robbed the CVS Pharmacy at Northgate, allegedly referencing that he had a gun and would use it if the pharmacist didn’t hand over opiate pills. In what is a first in this area for the opiate crisis, a pharmacist was robbed of opiates. The robbery occurred on...
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Businesses on Shirley Avenue look to Organize into an Association

January 7, 2016
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Businesses on Shirley Avenue look to Organize into an Association

For years, Shirley Avenue has been a bustling center of business, but none of the businesses have ever been able to unite behind creating a unified district as exists in our areas. That, however, has changed recently as businesses have begun to unite to form one voice. There were occasional complaints, or calls for...
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Revere’s Man of the Year:John Hamel is the Leading Force Behind Sand Sculpting Festival

December 31, 2015
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Revere’s Man of the Year:John Hamel is the Leading Force Behind Sand Sculpting Festival

High above Revere Beach last July on the Ferris Wheel during the International Sand Sculpting Festival, one could only marvel at the mobs of people having good, safe and clean fun on Revere Beach. It’s also not hard to remember that Revere Beach was neither good, safe or clean a short distance in the...
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Revere’s Woman of the Year:Lisa Cutting is a Tireless Advocate for Abused Animals

December 31, 2015
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Dogs can’t talk, but as long as Lisa Cutting is around, they don’t need to. The tireless advocate for bringing attention to the increasingly startling inhumane treatment of animals by some owners throughout Revere and the surrounding areas has not stopped her mission in 2015. Her mission is letting the public know, quite loudly...
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Study Shows Substance Abuse Still Largest Concern in Revere

December 31, 2015
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The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has completed its tri-annual Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy in Revere, Chelsea and Charlestown and have found many of the same concerns as when the first assessment was done in 2012. The top concerns in all three communities was, first, substance abuse and, second, crime/violence – which were...
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2015 in Revere: The Year in Review

December 31, 2015
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Nationwide, the year 2015 isn’t getting rave reviews. Most, in fact, have rated it less than stellar according to the numerous opinion polls taken as of late. In Revere, there were a fair amount of ups and downs as well. The biggest stories of the year here were likely snow and local politics –...
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Dakin Officially Leaves Revere Schools Today

December 24, 2015
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As Supt. Emeritus Paul Dakin walks out the door of his office for the last time today, Dec. 23, he’ll be closing the door on the achievement of more than a few goals in the schools that many thought were unattainable when he took the reins 15 years ago. Dakin will officially retire today...
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The Force Was Here on Friday

December 24, 2015
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There was no force necessary – and not even a slight bit of coercion needed – to get hundreds of Star Wars fans to report to the Revere Showcase Cinema at 3:30 a.m. last Thursday morning to sit though nearly 18 hours of movies depicting events from a world located in a galaxy far,...
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Triple Shooting Stuns Waite St Neighborhood

December 17, 2015
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A Lynn man has been arraigned on two counts of murder for a triple shooting that unfolded Thursday night, Dec. 10, on Waite Street. Michael DeLeon, 36, of Lynn, was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on Monday to face charges that he killed Peter Pitari, 66, and Cristy Johnson, 35, and seriously wounded a...
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Oak Island’s Hudson Family Continues Christmas Lights Tradition

December 10, 2015
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Oak Island’s Hudson Family Continues Christmas Lights Tradition

Crossing the railroad tracks in Oak Island, one journeys up a few streets, makes a few tight turns and then – in all its glory – is a striking display of Christmas lights that is the pride of the Hudson family and the Oak Island neighborhood. “He has been doing this for years and...
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Cheerleader Brohaha Attracts National Focus, First Amendment Issues

December 3, 2015
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It was only 14 words that Revere High School (RHS) senior Caley Godino Tweeted out a month ago, but that little sentence unleashed a cavalcade of words, diatribes, threats, demands, frustrations and racial slurs from a nationwide audience that has focused in on the Revere incident and spread its details to the far ends...
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Arrigo Seeks Dialogue with Wynn

December 3, 2015
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The ice seems to slowly thawing between the City of Revere and the Wynn Everett casino project, with Mayor-elect Brian Arrigo saying this week that he would like to open the lines of communication and Wynn Everett officials saying the same. “I know I can’t do anything official until Jan. 4, but I’m certainly...
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Bright Named Medal of Valor Winner at State Award Ceremony

November 26, 2015
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The family homestead on Reservoir Avenue for Senior Deputy Chief Chris Bright had always been a welcome sight – a beacon of fond memories from the past. Now, the burnt out house has recently been bulldozed – the site of a bittersweet effort from the long-time firefighter where he rescued one uncle, but another...
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RHS Tweet Issue Results in Threats, Slurs on Student

November 19, 2015
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When Caley Godino pressed the button to Tweet out a message about low voter turnout in the Revere City Election and how it relates to people who are not here legally, she had no idea it would lead to threats of physical harm, cyber-bullying and, allegedly, getting kicked off the cheerleading team during her...
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