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Heavy Fundraising, Heavy Spending in Races Leading up to Preliminary

August 28, 2015
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At least two of the candidates for mayor in next Tuesday’s Preliminary Election have raised a good amount of money prior to the Sept. 1 election, and have spent most of it as well, according to campaign finance reports filed with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) on Monday. The third...
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Hill School Teachers,Staff Ready to Welcome Students

August 21, 2015
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Hill School Teachers,Staff Ready to Welcome Students

The Hill School will be unveiled to students and parents today (Aug. 19) and – despite a few things left to do – they are sure to be in awe of the well-appointed new facility. Unlike their 100-year-old former school, the McKinley, the new school has a gym, a library, bathrooms on every floor...
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School Officials Frustrated with Unfinished Hill School

August 21, 2015
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As students file in today (Aug. 19) to their first-ever day of classes at the new Hill School, City and school officials are fretting over the fact that the school is not completely finished. School officials said they are looking to exercise options in the contract of the construction firm – CTA Construction –...
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Market Basket Customers Slam Survey on Price Jump

August 21, 2015
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Executives at Demoulas Market Basket are vehemently contesting a local survey done last week on supermarket prices, saying the analysis was flawed and that the store’s prices did not go up 9 percent, as widely reported. The survey by ConsumerWorld.org has received a great amount of airplay and the inaccuracies of it, and the...
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Funding Change Could Impact Everett, Revere School Districts

August 21, 2015
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As students get ready to come back to school in Everett and Revere for a new school year in the coming weeks, administrators in both districts are nervously pacing over next year due to a change in the way low-income students are counted – a count that is critical for funding and families in...
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Unprovoked Attack on Officers Leads to Arrest of Wakefield Man

August 14, 2015
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Unprovoked Attack on Officers Leads to Arrest of Wakefield Man

Multiple police officers were injured in an unprovoked attack early on Tuesday morning when a Wakefield man attacked two officers and injured more at the Station during booking. The incident was loosely tied to the events in Ferguson, MO – as the suspect said he believed he was being stopped because of the events...
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Suffolk Gets New Race Schedule

August 14, 2015
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) approved a three-day racing schedule and a $1.425 million withdrawal from the state’s new Race Horse Development Fund to supplement the meet’s purses, but some 350 local horsemen have withdrawn from their organization and are protesting the move. “We supported the industry every year for 20 years with the...
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Revere and State Officials Sign On to Community Compact Program

August 6, 2015
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Revere and State Officials Sign On to Community Compact Program

Revere officials joined a new initiative Tuesday morning promoted by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito in being one of the first communities in the state to sign on to the Community Compact program. “We’re the eighth community in the Commonwealth to sign on to this and none of our urban neighbors have done so yet,”...
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Finding the Fruits of Summer on Glover Drive

August 6, 2015
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There is no shortage of buzzwords these days around ‘urban gardening’ and ‘organic farming’ and the burgeoning industry around growing one’s own food. But anyone talking about the subject, however, should speak with Revere’s Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Leone and his wife, Anna Maria, before going any further down the garden path. The retired construction worker,...
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Sand Sculpting Festival Draws a Million Visitors

July 30, 2015
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Sand Sculpting Festival Draws a Million Visitors

With a million visitors coming to the Beach over the entire week of the International Sand Sculpting Festival, and the world’s best sculptors carving on the Beach, organizers believe that they have assembled one of the best festivals in the world. Last year, the three-day festival drew an estimated 800,000 people over the three...
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As Officials Look for More Solutions,Overdoses Continue to Spike

July 22, 2015
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As Officials Look for More Solutions,Overdoses Continue to Spike

As state and local officials and organizations work to find solutions to preventing opiate overdoses, incidents of such occurrences have spiked in recent weeks and over this year. Last week, Revere Fire reported there were 12 overdoses and eight were given the reversal drug Narcan – and were saved. Another six were reported this...
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Judge Pushes Pause Button in Revere, Boston Casino Lawsuit Showdown

July 22, 2015
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If the lawsuits against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) over the Wynn casino license were viewed as an athletic contest, then last Thursday’s hearing in Suffolk Superior Court was simply the coin toss. And the coin seemed to have landed on its side. And there’s an entire game left to play. The only action...
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Lightbody Attorneys Allege Wynn Officials Knew of Land Ownership

July 22, 2015
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Attorneys for Revere’s Charlie Lightbody have filed a motion in Federal Court alleging that Wynn Everett officials knew in advance of his previous involvement with the Everett casino site long before they moved to purchase the land, and used the controversy to knock off $40 million from the sale price. Such a revelation, if...
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Getting Ready for Sand Sculpting Festival:Annual Event Set for July 24-26 with 29 Sculptors, Hot Air Balloon and Food Trucks among Attractions

July 14, 2015
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More sand sculptors than ever before will hit Revere Beach this month, along with a hot air balloon and a fantastic Food Truck Festival, during the International Sand Sculpting Festival (July 24-26). As the date quickly approaches, organizers are putting the finishing touches on the colossal Beach celebration and ready to unveil a few...
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One Does Not Have to Go to Italy To See the Leaning Tower of Pisa:Jimmy Zajimi Makes Exact Scale Model

July 14, 2015
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One Does Not Have to Go to Italy To See the Leaning Tower of Pisa:Jimmy Zajimi Makes Exact Scale Model

There’s no need to go all the way to Italy to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa anymore. One needs only to head over to Revere Street where Jimmy Zajmi, of Elmwood Avenue, is putting the finishing touches this month on his full scale, 10-foot tall, exact replica of the Italian wonder. “I started...
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It All Started Here:25 Years and Four Children Later, DiPlatzis Recount Ongoing Journey

July 3, 2015
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It was 25 years ago yesterday, June 30, when Paul and Charlene DiPlatzi exchanged wedding vows – a journey that started when Charlene opened the Revere Journal at the old August Moon Restaurant – her nervous boyfriend Paul DiPlatzi by her side – and saw a huge advertisement from Paul proclaiming his love for...
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Sand Sculpting Festival Set for July 24-26

June 25, 2015
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A few new things are already being unveiled concerning this year’s upcoming 2015 International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. First and foremost is that the name has changed from a ‘National’ festival to an ‘International’ festival, and with 14 sculptors hailing from foreign countries as far away as Australia, such a name change...
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Revere Home Hits $1M Mark

June 25, 2015
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Revere Home Hits $1M Mark

The local real estate market is going full speed ahead, but one market that is emerging amongst the resurgence is high-end properties – and Gary Ferragamo of Celata Real Estate is primed to sell the city’s first $1 million home. The Italian Villa on Rice Avenue faces the Atlantic Ocean and has a master...
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Kitty Bowman Leaves Legacy of Caring for All

June 25, 2015
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Kitty Bowman Leaves Legacy of Caring for All

In 1997, when Kitty Bowman came to Revere to lead a fledgling community benefits organization sponsored by Mass General, she never thought the community would rub off on her in the way it has. The long-time director of RevereCARES has retired from her post and said that even though she is leaving Revere for...
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Anzuoni to Receive Award From Regional Housing Board

June 18, 2015
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Anzuoni to Receive Award From Regional Housing Board

When Revere Housing Authority (RHA) Commissioner George Anzuoni was headed to a meeting on Cooledge Street a few weeks ago, he passed by a family living in the complex who was celebrating a graduation. A young lady was graduating from Revere High School, and Anzuoni could only think that perhaps she was headed off...
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