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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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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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