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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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Waugh Auto Repair Closes Its Doors

April 4, 2013
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Another legendary Broadway family business is heading to the history books. Waugh’s Automotive on the corner of Broadway and Fenno Street will close its doors for the last time on Saturday, April 6th, and Dick and Terry Waugh will enter into retirement. It will be the first time that a Waugh hasn’t reported to...

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More Pizzazz Sought in Design

April 4, 2013
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The new Hill School design just isn’t “speaking” to Superintendent Paul Dakin, and he said this week that he will call on architects to really flex their creative muscles in coming up with a better final design. “The building still doesn’t pop for me,” said Dakin this week. “After building so many schools, we...

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Boy, 14, Mauled by Two Guard Dogs

March 28, 2013
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The blood-curdling screams of 14-year-old Brandon Marchetti could be heard repeatedly on the 9-1-1 tape as 12-year-old Carmen Scoppettuolo – Marchetti’s friend – told Marchetti to roll up in a ball to avoid the relentless attacks of two Rottweilers guarding a construction demolition yard behind Northgate Mall. “Help is coming,” yelled Carmen in a...

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Most Dogs Not Registered or Known to City Officials

March 28, 2013
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The City has made great gains in the last year to license dogs residing in Revere, but still thousands of dogs are potentially unlicensed and unknown to City officials. Per state law, dog owners are required to annually license their dog or dogs with the City Clerk of a municipality and pay a small...

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City Was Rich with Schools

March 28, 2013
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There was a time when Revere Public Schools had no shortage of properties and schools – boasting some 18 properties in its envelope of schools just a few short decades ago. In fact, there were so many surplus schools in the late 1970s and early 1980s, that the City couldn’t get rid of them...

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‘The Way’ Offers Many Catholics a Way Back to the Faith

March 28, 2013
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As people filed into the lower hall of Immaculate Conception Church (IC) on Monday night, there was a great deal of excitement, conversation and sharing with one another. People were genuinely happy to see one another. They were also excited to begin the fifth-week of their eight-week class on the Neocatechumenal Way – also...

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Opiate Summit: A Serious Success: Sometimes Walking Away is the Best Decision

March 22, 2013
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Opiate Summit: A Serious Success: Sometimes Walking Away is the Best Decision

When Janet Calcagno discovered her son Michael – then 13 – was smoking marijuana and drinking, the comfortable Saugus family took every step possible to put a stop to it and send him a zero tolerance message. However, those efforts and the structured home they had always provided him were no match for the...

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Parishes in Revere Mirroring Excitement Felt Around the World over Pope’s Election

March 22, 2013
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Parishes across Revere and Chelsea are seemingly giving a big thumbs up to last week’s Vatican vote to elevate Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the position of Pope Francis. They like that he’s an Italian immigrant. They like that he’s from the Americas. They like that he speaks Spanish. And they like the fact...

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Slavery in Revere?

March 22, 2013
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Shackles, masters and African slave labor don’t tend to be the things most often associated with Colonial New England, but that “peculiar institution” so common in the Deep South during Colonial times was just as popular in Revere. Revere historian Jeff Pearlman is used to getting strange looks when he talks about how slavery...

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McKinley School Funding Approved: Council Moves McKinley Forward; Hundreds Crowd City Hall in Support

March 13, 2013
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McKinley School Funding Approved: Council Moves McKinley Forward;  Hundreds Crowd City Hall in Support

The final piece in the City’s 14-year-long school revitalization plan got the go-ahead Monday night as City Councillors – many with strong, continuing reservations about financing the project – voted in record time to affirm the bond authorization package and allow the McKinley School (now the Hill School) to move forward. The McKinley School...

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