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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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Market Basket Will Open This Year

March 13, 2013
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The DeMoulas Market Basket store – largely seen as a transformative development at the Northgate Mall – is moving rapidly and company representatives said they should be open for business in 2013. The construction project has been moving at a brisk pace, with the structure now fully in place and brick masons beginning their...

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Winthrop Ave. Bridge Project Starts in May

March 13, 2013
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State highway officials have given the go-ahead to proceed on the State Road/Winthrop Avenue bridge replacement project – a $5.27 million project that will go at breakneck speed all summer long. State Department of Transportation spokesman Michael Verseckes told the Journal that SPS New England has won the contract and will use accelerated construction...

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Dakin Sees Less Help from RTA

March 13, 2013
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The school administration and the Revere Teacher’s Association (RTA) have had an unprecedented run of peace recently, but Superintendent Paul Dakin said this week that he is seeing less cooperation this year. Most of that is due to a change in leadership, with longtime RTA president Susan Lanza moving on. The new president now...

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Never Having Lost the Art of Knitting

March 6, 2013
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Never Having Lost the Art of Knitting

Knitting was once a lost art, but has recently gathered increased popularity, and the Revere Senior Center’s knitting group is full on into the activity – donating some 75 hand-knit blankets to charity this past week. “This is such a wonderful and heartfelt gift and something made with your own hands,” said Alycia Dell’Orfano...

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Waiting on Menino: Suffolk Downs Casino Mitigation Negotiations for Revere Ended; Boston Still Negotiating

March 6, 2013
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Mayor Dan Rizzo announced this week that the City’s mitigation package negotiations with Suffolk Downs have been largely completed, but the agreement will not be revealed until Boston has finished its process. For many City Councillors, that has become a frustration point, and has led to some postulating that both Revere and Boston are...

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Councillors Upset over McKinley Financing Deal

March 6, 2013
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Several City Councillors are taking a strong stand in opposition to the new McKinley School’s total financial package that Mayor Dan Rizzo presented to them last month, and which will be the subject of a major public hearing on Monday, March 11th. At this past Monday’s City Council meeting, numerous councillors were skeptical of...

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Dakin Takes Top Honor for State

March 6, 2013
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School Superintendent Paul Dakin doesn’t mind being out in front of a crowd, just as long as he’s not holding an award and wearing a medal. So it was that the City’s ever-popular superintendent quietly won the Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year Award in Los Angeles last week and told nary a soul about...

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Adele Toro Was the Kind of Advocate That’s Missing from Today’s Discussions

March 1, 2013
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Adele Toro Was the Kind of Advocate  That’s Missing from Today’s Discussions

There are not too many advocates left in the City who are unpaid and willing to fearlessly stick out their own necks for what they believe is the good of their neighborhood or their city. This month, there is one fewer, as long-time North Revere resident Adele Toro passed away on Feb. 12th at...

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