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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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Lights, Camera Action at RHS

May 29, 2013
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The halls of Revere High School (RHS) have become a movie set. And more often than not, the culprits behind what has become a filming frenzy at the high school is the new Media Club – which just last week learned it won a statewide award for its submission highlighting the state’s school breakfast...

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Pay Raises Still Stalled at Council

May 22, 2013
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City Councillors and Mayor Dan Rizzo continued their pointed discussions on Monday about substantial raises that have been requested for three non-union City Hall employees. Last week, Rizzo submitted a late communication calling for an ordinance change that would give raises to four employees who were believed not to be part of a union....

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Memorial Day 2013: A Time for Even Soldiers to Cry

May 22, 2013
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There are no tears on the warpath. In fact, soldiers aren’t allowed to cry or mourn in the slightest for their fallen fellow warriors for fear that it may compromise their mission or disturb their mental focus. That’s a pretty solid rule in the military, save for one exception. That exception is Memorial Day....

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Councillors in Favor of Elderly Housing at Fenno’s Corner

May 22, 2013
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A new project to demolish the old, historic Reardon’s Pub building on Fenno’s Corner and replace it with a five-story elderly housing building was greeted with enthusiasm and relief by city councillors and several area seniors. “This is a long time coming,” said well-known senior advocate Rose Napolitano. “If you come up and down...

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Local Police and Firefighters Earn Praise for Saving Man’s Life

May 22, 2013
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Several Revere Police Officers and Firefighters are being singled out this week for a miraculous lifesaving effort on Broadway last Wednesday afternoon, May 15th, on a young man who was in the clutches of death from a heroin overdose. The scene unfolded about 1 p.m. in the middle of the street in full view...

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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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