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Wondy Pedestrian Bridge, Plaza Opens Quietly

July 10, 2013
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Wondy Pedestrian Bridge, Plaza Opens Quietly

With little fanfare, the fences came down and, finally, the pedestrian bridge and plaza at Wonderland Station opened to the public last week. Now, what looks to be the newest signature landmark for Revere Beach is ready for the eager feet of those headed to the Beach from the MBTA. “We were substantially completed...

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Study: Drugs, Alcohol Are Top Concerns

July 10, 2013
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After an unprecedented 18-month survey of Revere residents, the Mass General Hospital (MGH) released a comprehensive community assessment and, once again, drug and alcohol use in Revere is the top concern. Using a mandate from the Affordable Care Act as an impetus, the hospital began work Dec. 7, 2011 in the communities it serves,...

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Sandsculpting Festival Ready to Start on July 17

July 10, 2013
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With all of the fun and entertainment that has now become part of the Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival, one thing that can tend to get lost in the pre-festival publicity is the actual Sandsculpting. However, once the show gets on the road July 17th – marking the Festival’s 10th Anniversary – it will...

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Councillors, Developer Clash over Union Labor

July 10, 2013
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Waterfront Square developer Joe DiGangi told City Councillors at a tense meeting Monday night that he could not get financing to build the 194-unit first leg of the development using all union labor, and therefore had to sell the property to a St. Louis company that is not committed to using union labor. After...

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Global Withdraws Application for Ethanol Trains

July 3, 2013
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Nothing’s ever a done deal. More than two years ago, Revere’s Ed O’Hara listened intently to the television broadcast of an early summer Revere City Council meeting, and after hearing the words “done deal,” he became a sold out opponent of Global Petroleum’s plan to bring Ethanol trains to its Revere terminal – passing...

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Mayor Dips into Stabilization Fund for City Budget

July 3, 2013
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The City Council agreed to allow Mayor Dan Rizzo to access $1.5 million of Stabilization Fund monies in order to shore up any discrepancies in this year’s City Budget. Facing some major opposition, Mayor Rizzo told the Council that he may not need the entire $1.5 million, but he will likely need some portion...

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Voters Like Markey for U.S. Senate

July 3, 2013
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Revere’s former Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) easily bested Republican challenger Gabriel Gomez by a vote of 60 percent to 39 percent in the local vote to take his place in the elite company of the U.S. Senate. The overall statewide vote was a little bit closer than Revere’s results, with a vote of 55...

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Sand Sculpture Gearing Up at Revere Beach

July 3, 2013
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In only a few short weeks, sand sculptors from all over the world will arrive on Revere Beach and will begin entertaining the throngs of spectators with unique sand creations as part of the festival’s all-important 10th Anniversary. Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to hit the Beach from July 19th to the...

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Council Battles over City Budget

June 26, 2013
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Mayoral and City Council relations haven’t been stellar as of late and it appears that the City Budget proposal from Mayor Dan Rizzo isn’t mending any fences. Many City Council members were nothing short of perturbed at the lateness of this year’s proposal, which came after June 1st for the first time in many...

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Summer Program Starts on Thursday

June 26, 2013
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From BMX Racing to a reformulated Celebrate Revere Day to continued movie nights on Revere Beach, this year’s Revere Recreation Summer Program under first-year Director Michael Hinojosa is looking to expand its reach. “I think Adrienne nailed the young kids activities,” said Hinojosa this week. “She did that to perfection and...

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Final Applications for Casino Process Are Now Available

June 20, 2013
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Applications became available for the second and final phase of the resort casino vetting process, as announced Monday by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), but there still is no certainty this week as to when Suffolk Downs might be able to fill out that application. The Phase 2 applications are considered unique to the...

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Holmes is Harvard Bound

June 20, 2013
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It was the last inning of one of the last games of Nick Holmes’s career as a baseball player for Malden Catholic (MC) earlier this spring, and already he was working on the next big home run in his prep career. However, baseball was one of the last things on his mind that day...

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Strike Three is Thrown for Hill Park

June 20, 2013
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For nearly 40 years, summer meant men’s softball in Revere, and the mecca for the game was Hill Park – a diamond that is soon slated to be demolished for the new Hill School. While everyone agrees the school is of utmost importance, there is no denying amongst a good many residents that a...

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City Budget Tops $150m

June 12, 2013
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Mayor Dan Rizzo submitted his City Budget proposal to the Council in a Late Communication on Monday night – pointing out that it was his administration’s first attempt at totally revamping a budget process that has remained unchanged for decades. The numbers in the budget show a 5.5 percent increase over last year, or...

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Meet Revere’s Closer: RPD Detective Pisano Says Secret is Respect, Dignity

June 12, 2013
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There is no shortage of folks who want to know the secret behind Steven Pisano’s impressive ability to get criminals to confess. The long-time Revere Police Sgt. Detective has a record of confessions going back two decades that makes heads spin in many law enforcement circles. He is one of the top-notch interviewers in...

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RHS Sophomore Files Lawsuit over Wrong Identification

June 12, 2013
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One Revere High School sophomore track athlete has filed a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court against the New York Post for publishing a story on April 18th that falsely identified him and a friend as possibly being the Boston Marathon Bombers. Salah Barhoum, 16, of Beachmont (via his father Houssein Barhoum) and Malden resident...

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The Waiting Game: Hurry Up Boston; Rizzo, Others Frustrated with Casino Delay

June 5, 2013
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There’s a big donut hanging in the way of Boston and the completion of its long-awaited host community agreement, and despite that donut being across City Lines from Revere, it’s clogging a lot of arteries on both sides of the line. Mayor Dan Rizzo has been very supportive of the efforts by Boston Mayor...

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Waterfront Square is Moving to the Development Fast Track

June 5, 2013
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A major milestone in the Waterfront Square development on Revere Beach is about to unfold this week, and if developers have their way, the project will soon shift to warp speed. Covington Realty Partners of St. Louis will appear before the Conservation Commission today, June 5th, to discuss plans for building two apartment buildings...

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For RHS Graduate, Her Future is Bright

June 5, 2013
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At a young age, Mikeyla Figueroa knew how to be a mom despite never having a child. She had also already overcome abuse, drug use and the process of righting the ship of her life. She has held a job for nine years and become incredibly active in numerous clubs and sports at Revere...

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AD Hart Addresses Concerns over RHS Basketball Coach

May 29, 2013
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It’s rare that a coaching change at Revere High School (RHS) spills its way into the local political scene, but recently when popular Mail Carrier Rick Hayes was replaced as the head coach of the boy’s basketball team after six years, the controversy moved beyond the walls of the high school. So much so...

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