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Flu Bug Hits Residents Hard

January 16, 2013
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Flu Bug Hits Residents Hard

Welcoming in 2013 for a good many people in the area has come with a cough, a sneeze and a wheeze. An active and early flu season hit large segments of the population starting in mid-December, and that sickness seemed to amplify to a greater degree after the new year – stockpiling emergency rooms,...

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Wynn is In: Suffolk Downs Owners Ready for Challenge; Four Seeking to Get Sole Area Casino License

January 16, 2013
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Wynn is In: Suffolk Downs Owners Ready for Challenge; Four Seeking to Get Sole Area Casino License

Surprise and intrigue came late Tuesday for those following the casino discussion, with one mysterious proposal from Chicago develop Neil Bluhm joining proposals by Las Vegas gaming magnate Steve Wynn, Suffolk Downs owners and an older proposal in Milford as Phase I casino license applicants in Greater Boston – each paying a $400,000 licensing...

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Seeking Recognition for 141 Women from Revere Who Served in WWII

January 16, 2013
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Last Memorial Day, Eileen Merullo had the special task of reading from the list of Revere’s war dead. As she read off a portion of the names of the Revere boys killed during World War II, she remembered those young men on the list and recalled several fond memories of days long gone. But...

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Housing Officials Say No to Gov’s New Plan

January 16, 2013
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Calling it a political move by Beacon Hill bureaucrats sitting behind desks, Revere Housing Authority (RHA) leaders said this week they are absolutely against a proposal by Gov. Deval Patrick to regionalize all the state’s 240 authorities into six regional operations. The move would likely eliminate all local controls – including the director, Board...

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Rizzo Looks to Build on Successes: Standing Room Only at State of City Speech

January 9, 2013
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Rizzo Looks to Build on Successes: Standing Room Only at State of City Speech

With a packed house, Mayor Dan Rizzo delivered his first State of the City Address on Monday night; using the time more for laying out upcoming plans than for revisiting last year’s accomplishments. Virtually every City Department Head, Chief and Board member was in attendance, as well as the entire School Committee, Superintendent Paul...

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Gaming Deadline Holds More Than One Mystery

January 9, 2013
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By this time next week, everyone interested in the Expanded Gaming horse race will know just who is holding them and who is folding them. The deadline for getting in the casino (or slots) game is coming next Tuesday, Jan. 15th, when all applicants are expected to submit their paperwork and their $400,000 application...

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In One Year,correggio Wins Battle of the Bulge

January 9, 2013
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When the calendar turned to 2012 last January, City Councillor John Correggio vowed to lose some weight. His doctor had challenged him to lose weight, and he knew he had to do something. Like many do at the first of every year, Correggio set out on a path to knock off a few pounds...

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Japan a Learning Experience for Revere’s Donovan

January 4, 2013
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Japan a Learning Experience for Revere’s Donovan

From a very young age – whether it was playing with toys brought back from Japan by an aunt or watching TV shows like Pokémon from Japan – Revere High School (RHS) senior Shannen Donovan has been attracted to the Land of the Rising Sun. And this past school term, she got to live...

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DeLeo Easily Re-elected Speaker of the House

January 4, 2013
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DeLeo Easily Re-elected Speaker of the House

House Speaker Bob DeLeo won an easy re-election to the top post as Speaker on Wednesday in the State House, and in comments after his election, vowed to tackle the state’s fiscally-unsound Department of Transportation (MassDOT). With Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo, Winthrop Council President Peter Gill and Winthrop City Manager James McKenna in the...

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Markey Will Run for Senate Seat

January 4, 2013
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Revere’s congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) has officially tossed his hat in the ring as a candidate for Sen. John Kerry’s potentially vacant seat – and already Sen. Scott Brown has publicly challenged Markey’s residency at the Congressman’s childhood home in Malden. Markey announced his candidacy on Dec. 27th in a press conference. “With Senator...

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Large Number of Homeless Students in RPS

January 4, 2013
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The number of officially homeless students in the City’s school district has more than doubled over the last two years, and school officials said it is both a sobering and expensive turn of events. As of the end of the last term (December 21st), the schools reported that there is an all-time high of...

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Acts of Courage Highlighted at Rpd Ceremony

December 27, 2012
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Digging up the past is always tricky business, but when it comes to highlighting heroic deeds by police officers, there’s nothing all that complicated about it. After years without much public accolade, the Revere Police Department (RPD) held its First Annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony on Monday night – highlighting the brave acts of...

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New Mckinley School Still Siting at Hill Park

December 27, 2012
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The comprehensive constructions estimates for the new McKinley School have been completed and look to still point towards the Hill Park site. Superintendent Paul Dakin said that the comprehensive estimates (which include everything, including land takings and relocation costs) were done for all four options, and the Hill Park site came in the lowest...

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Feeding Frenzy for Kerry’s Seat

December 27, 2012
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For more than a generation Sen. John Kerry has stood at the top of the top of the political food chain in the Massachusetts federal delegation as one of two U.S. Senators – being the senior senator for the last few years – and since his proposed appointment last week to the Secretary of...

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Officials Seek Federal Help for Safer Schools

December 20, 2012
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City and school officials have called upon the federal government to help them make schools safer in Revere and across the country, with Mayor Dan Rizzo suggesting that members of the National Guard conduct their required service at school entrances. After the unspeakable events that transpired last Friday morning in Newtown, CT, the country...

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Suffolk Downs and Citi Center Team Up for Entertainment at Proposed Casino

December 20, 2012
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Tuesday morning brought the major announcement by Suffolk Downs and Caesar’s Entertainment that they have cemented a partnership with Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center (Citi Center) to provide arts and entertainment programming at the proposed casino. Citi Center operates the Wang Center, the Shubert Theatre and the Emerson Majestic Theatre in Boston’s Theatre District....

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Cabral Pegged for State Cabinet

December 20, 2012
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There’s going to be a new sheriff in town. Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral has accepted a position in Gov. Deval Patrick’s cabinet as the Secretary of Public Safety and Security. Cabral was last elected to her post as sheriff in 2010, besting Hassan Smith easily. “Sheriff Cabral is grateful that Governor Patrick has...

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Mayor Taps Hinojosa as New Rec Director

December 12, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo this week has put forth Michael Hinojosa as his pick to replace her. Hinojosa is a Revere High School graduate and is known to be full of energy when it comes to youth activities, having coached extensively in Babe Ruth softball and girl’s basketball. He was one of the leaders of...

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Local Aid Cuts to Hurt Revere

December 12, 2012
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If the Commonwealth of Massachusetts had a checkbook, it would be woefully overdrawn. And they’re once-again turning to cities like Revere to help balance their red ink in the form of mid-year local aid cuts – the second time in three years Gov. Deval Patrick has proposed such a previously unprecedented move. Local aid...

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Novoselsky Will Lead Council

December 5, 2012
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After serving on the City Council for decades, it appears that Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky will get his first crack at Council President in the coming year. Novoselsky told the Journal it appears right now that he has at least eight votes from the Council to secure the spot. At the same time,...

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