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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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The Top 100: Highest Salary in Revere Last Year Was $316,958.

March 1, 2013
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Also see – Revere Payroll 2012 More than 100 city employees exceeded the $100,000 per year salary, while the City also saw its first $300,000 per year earner – just one year after it saw its first $200,000 per year earner. The total payroll for 2012 equaled $80.667 million. The situation with the City’s first...

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After School Program Gets Initial Okay

March 1, 2013
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There was absolute unanimous, though still preliminary, approval on Monday for a new After-School Program building to be sited at 85 Broadway by For Kids Only (FKO). Dozens of parents, employees and supporters of FKO joined every Revere City Councillor on Monday in lending support to the project during a public hearing. “The signs...

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Too Soon to Call Costs on Garfield Problems

March 1, 2013
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Budget busting cost estimates on the fix at the Garfield School are much too preliminary according to Superintendent Paul Dakin. Engineers and consultants are currently making the conditions safe at the school to keep things safe in the event that another concrete panel falls from the building façade. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,...

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Technology Gives Forecasters Advantage in Predicting Storms

February 20, 2013
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Technology Gives Forecasters Advantage in Predicting Storms

When satellites weren’t circling in orbit and radar didn’t scan the skies for every perceptible piece of precipitation, storms such as the blizzard ‘Nemo’ came upon residents of Revere with very little warning – sometimes with no warning at all. That is in stark contrast to the situation today, where weather forecasts for a...

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Councillors Upset over Spending for McKinley School

February 20, 2013
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It was like getting the check at Abe & Louie’s Restaurant after a large feast without restrictions – a total shock, in other words. A bond authorization for the full cost of the new McKinley School – now officially dubbed the Staff Sgt. James J. Hill School – has City Councillors infuriated and doing...

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Foxwoods Seeks License in Greater Boston Region: List of Entrants Also Includes Suffolk Downs and Wynn

February 20, 2013
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It seemed that Massachusetts was trying to steer people away from Foxwoods when it passed it’s expanded gaming law in 2011, but now it just might be Foxwoods that Massachusetts gamblers flock to once again as the Connecticut casino giant entered the battle last week for a resort casino license in Greater Boston (Region...

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The Blizzard of 2013: Mountains of Snow Couldn’t Sink Revere Residents, Work Crews

February 13, 2013
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The Blizzard of 2013: Mountains of Snow Couldn’t Sink Revere Residents, Work Crews

While warmer temperatures over the last few days have erased a bit of the memory and the mounds of snow from the Blizzard of 2013, city officials and many residents (especially their backs!) have yet to completely forget the high winds and heavy snow that blanketed Revere over a period of 18 hours last...

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Many Contingencies in the Works if Snowstorm Turns Ugly; Predictions Are Still Shaky and Flooding Threat Won’t Be Known Until 6 A.m. Saturday; City Urges Coastal Residents to Pay Close Attention to Tide Warnings Early Saturday

February 8, 2013
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The City is preparing to call a snow emergency at noon today (Friday) and Mayor Dan Rizzo has announced he will hold a public information meeting in the City Council Chambers at 1 p.m. (Friday). It will be broadcast live on local cable. A number of contingencies have already been planned, and residents are...

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A Total Remake: State Announces $2.7M Grant to Revamp Della Russo Stadium

February 6, 2013
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A Total Remake: State Announces $2.7M Grant to Revamp Della Russo Stadium

Welcome home, Revere outdoor track team. It’s been years since the Revere High School (RHS) outdoor track team has been able to have a home meet, and even more years since the RHS football team has been able to play on a surface that wasn’t transformed into a wavy dirt patch by midseason. All...

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Cursive Writing Becoming a Lost Art

February 6, 2013
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Cursive Writing Becoming a Lost Art

Staff members in the Revere Building Department knew something was amiss in their filing cabinets when the P’s turned up in the B’s. Things then escalated a when the I’s suddenly were found in the L’s. After a bit of investigating, Building Department Clerk Valerie Moscone turned up the culprit: the high school interns...

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Budget Buster Looms at Garfield

February 6, 2013
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City and school officials are bracing for what could be a structural catastrophe at the Garfield School – a catastrophe in the sense that the repair bill could become a budget buster. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, apparently a large concrete panel on the outer façade of the Garfield School – specifically on...

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Quack,Quack: Duck Hunters and Some Residents Having Harder Time Sharing Space

January 31, 2013
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Quack,Quack: Duck Hunters and Some Residents Having Harder Time Sharing Space

Living on Revere Beach or near the Rumney Marsh, there are a lot of unexpected surprises that emerge from nature and such things that go along with a serene landscape. For example, there are coyotes on the Marsh. People on the Beach occasionally see Bald Eagles. But one might not expect quiet winter mornings...

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