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Rizzo to Wynn:’No Thank You’

May 15, 2013
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Wynn Resorts is known for palatial entrances to its resort properties and warm welcomes for its guests, but it will get none of that red carpet treatment from Revere. Mayor Dan Rizzo said the company hasn’t contacted him about negotiating a surrounding community agreement, and he said he probably wouldn’t take the call if...

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Time Limits for Public Housing Units Under Consideration

May 15, 2013
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All over the country, public housing officials agree that many of their residents often suffer from a feeling of entitlement that leads to generations of family members residing in public housing and blocking the way for other needy families who are on wait lists that can span up to 10 years. Now, President Barack...

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Candidates Pull Nomination Papers

May 15, 2013
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As people began to pull papers this week for the City Election season, two seasoned challengers have emerged in the Councillor-at-large race, and a Ward 5 primary election looks to be all but certain. Nomination papers became available at City Hall last Wednesday, May 8th, for the offices of Ward Councillor (six seats), Councillor-at-large...

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Proposed Pay Raises Causes Concerns

May 15, 2013
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“Blindsided” was the word most commonly used by City Councillors Monday evening when describing a last-minute communication from Mayor Dan Rizzo that sought to change the City’s salary ordinance so four non-union department heads could gain significant salary increases. In fact, when the matter was brought up at the end of the meeting, councillors...

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Revere Market Heating Up Again

May 9, 2013
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The perception of Revere being a city on the move has provided a great new branding for the City, but now some believe that the local real estate market is providing some positive new numbers to back up that new brand. Real Estate professionals in the City are reporting that the market is very...

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Investigators Looking at Use of Poker Machines

May 1, 2013
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Local social club-goers may have played their last game of Cherry 3000. State regulators have apparently raided several Revere veterans clubs and social clubs in a comprehensive investigation into illegal gaming in the city. The investigation focuses on the infamous poker machines – otherwise known as automatic amusement devices – and their use in...

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Cafarelli Gets His Man Alive: Revere Chief and SWAT Team Credited with Helping in Apprehension of Tsarnaev

April 25, 2013
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Cafarelli Gets His Man Alive: Revere Chief and SWAT Team Credited with Helping in Apprehension of Tsarnaev

Last Friday was a good day to be a cop, Revere Police Chief Joe Cafarelli contends. Naturally, after a week of turmoil, it was especially meaningful for Revere folks and for Revere Police when Cafarelli and his North Metro SWAT team were front and center in the arrest of accused Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev....

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From Marathon to Medic: Revere Brothers Help Those Hurt in Bombing

April 25, 2013
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Revere Police officers – and brothers – Mike Mason and Joe Covino have run dozens of marathons between them, but this year, finishing the marathon wasn’t enough. Not only did the two officers run the Boston Marathon last Monday, but also they immediately went into emergency management mode – treating injured people and controlling...

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New Hotel Planned at Wonderland

April 25, 2013
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A development team has proposed putting a 12-story, 200-room hotel – dubbed preliminarily as the Ballroom Hotel – on the current site of the Wonderland Ballroom. Attorney Gerry D’Ambrosio said the proposal is in the very early stages, and the development team is still not being identified publicly. Other sources indicated that the team...

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RHS Sophomore Erroneously Fingered as Marathon Bomber by National Media

April 19, 2013
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Locally, the news media has been pretty friendly to Beachmont’s Salaheddin Barhoum. His track and field results are dutifully reported just about every week in this paper, as he seems to do better in the two-mile run every week that goes by. However, when it comes to the national and international media, they haven’t...

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Flurry of Activity on Ocean Ave. Could End Up Being Nothing

April 17, 2013
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Flurry of Activity on Ocean Ave. Could End Up Being Nothing

The feelings of what had happened at the Boston Marathon on Monday had not yet begun to sink in before the full force of the investigation visited Revere Monday night and into Tuesday morning. Around 8 p.m. on Monday night, a full cadre of federal investigators descended upon 364 Ocean Ave. to pursue a...

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Dollars Going South of the Border: $247M in Transfers Sent to Foreign Countries

April 17, 2013
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Dollars Going South of the Border: $247M in Transfers Sent to Foreign Countries

In four of the poorest communities in Massachusetts (Eastie, Revere, Chelsea and Everett), money transfer stores in 2012 helped residents send $247.08 million in cash to several foreign countries around the world. The process of sending money from the U.S. to foreign countries is nothing new, and there is certainly nothing illegal or wrong...

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Street Lights Giving Broadway a New Look

April 17, 2013
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Antique light fixtures this past week have added a touch of the past to a Broadway corridor that has seen better days, and will hopefully have much brighter days ahead. After laying the electrical groundwork for the project last summer, crews moved in quickly last week and began installing the black, antique streetlights late...

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Opportunities Abound at Suffolk Casino

April 17, 2013
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When Kerry Abrams of Kinship Florist on Revere Street sees the plans for a casino at Suffolk Downs, she sees the potential blossoms of an opportunity. At an small business forum last Thursday sponsored by Suffolk Downs, Abrams said she is currently a vendor for Suffolk Downs, providing flowers for the track, and figures...

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‘Slipknot’ Members Bring a Smile to Dog Mauling Victim; Heard of the Injuries and Called Last Friday, Will Meet Later This Summer While on Tour

April 13, 2013
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‘Slipknot’ Members Bring a Smile to Dog Mauling Victim; Heard of the Injuries and Called Last Friday, Will Meet Later This Summer While on Tour

There haven’t been a lot of happy moments for Revere’s Brandon Marchetti since the 14-year-old was brutally mauled three weeks ago by two Rottweiler guard dogs behind Northgate Shopping Center – resulting in life-altering injuries. However, last Friday, as he took the telephone from his sister, and realized he was talking to his idol...

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Maldonado Leaving District Courthouse

April 10, 2013
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It will be far more than just a job Judge Diana Maldonado will give up when she leaves Chelsea District Court this week for a new appointment at the state Appeals Court in Boston’s John Adams Courthouse. Maldonado started her career as an associate justice in Chelsea in 1998 and will end her run...

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RHS to Receive $450,000 Grant

April 10, 2013
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District administrators and Revere High School (RHS) officials this week are touting a $450,000 grant from the Nellie Mae Foundation as one of the biggest things to happen to RHS in decades. Though there has been talk of the innovative grant coming Revere’s way for about two weeks, the official announcement came late last...

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Harley Dealer Coming to Linden Sq. Property

April 10, 2013
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A major change is afoot in Linden Square as a vacant supermarket and broken down health club is in line to be replaced with shiny silver tailpipes and a Northeast headquarters for the squeals of Harley-Davidson “hawgs.” The Boston Harley dealer – long a fixture on Revere Beach Parkway in Everett – has filed...

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Inspectors Hit Streets to Start Enforcing Dumpster Ordinance

April 4, 2013
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The City’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) takes April 1st seriously. It’s not because they like to play pranks. In fact, it’s nothing of the sort. It’s the day when they hit the streets and begin enforcing the City’s strict new sanitation ordinances – and that’s no foolin’. On Monday, April 1st, inspectors began the...

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City Settles with Brain Damaged Prisoner for Record $1.75 Million

April 4, 2013
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After 10 days in front of a jury in Federal Court, the City has settled a four-year-old civil lawsuit for $1.75 million – the highest settlement ever given by the City – in a case where it was alleged a handful of Revere Police officers showed callous indifference to a suicidal man – a...

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