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Democratic Sweep in Revere defeats Brown, boosts Obama

November 8, 2012
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It was a Democratic sweep on Tuesday in Revere, as one of the largest voter turnouts in recent memory overwhelmingly voted for President Barack Obama and Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren. For the presidential race, Obama won in Revere by a margin of 65 percent to Challenger Mitt Romney’s 33 percent. The Democratic ticket received a...

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Mckinley School Project Needs Fernwood Place

November 7, 2012
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City officials indicated it has nearly become a necessity to take three properties on Fernwood Avenue in order to build the best possible new McKinley School on the Hill Park site. The announcement came from the school’s architect and from Mayor Dan Rizzo during a heavily attended update on the project in the Council...

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Large Turnout : Polling Places Packed on Election Day

November 7, 2012
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Large Turnout : Polling Places Packed on Election Day

The sun had not even fully come up on Tuesday morning when voters began forming a line outside of the Whelan School polling place, an unprecedented situation also duplicated at a few other busy polls throughout the City. Lines at the door of a polling place before opening hadn’t been seen for more than...

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Developer, Mayor Ask Council for TIF on Proposed Market Basket Location

November 7, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo has unveiled to the City Council a plan to give a property owner at Northgate Mall a Property Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement worth $100,000 annually in order to help the developer entice a Market Basket to the site. Rizzo said he had heard about the project only a few months...

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Maguire Speaks on Ouster as Rec Director

November 7, 2012
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Boxes full of stuff heading out the door now replace clipboards and reminder notes on the desk of Revere Recreation Director Adrienne Maguire – who was relieved from her position by Mayor Dan Rizzo a little over one week ago in a move that surprised many and ignited a social media revolution. Maguire has...

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Sandy Gives a Light Punch to Revere

October 31, 2012
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Sandy Gives a Light Punch to Revere

While conditions were much worse south of the Boston area, Revere took some punches as Hurricane Sandy rolled in with Tropical Storm force winds on Monday afternoon, creating some mean looking seas and a situation that was no joking matter. Often, weather reports become exaggerated, and once a storm gets to the Revere area,...

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Four Councillors Endorse Brown at Bagel Bin Event

October 24, 2012
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Four Councillors Endorse Brown at Bagel Bin Event

Several Revere City Councillors became the first elected officials locally to make a clear choice in the state’s Senatorial election, with four councillors endorsing Sen. Scott Brown at a Saturday morning rally that featured an appearance by Sen. (and 2008 presidential candidate) John McCain. While most of the councillors and Mayor Dan Rizzo have...

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Romney and Wonderland: Who Did What and When?

October 24, 2012
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As the Presidential race focuses on things national and international, many have forgotten the local angle of former Gov. Mitt Romney and the imprint he left on the state during his one term in office. And one of the imprints locally that has sparked some debate is that of the City’s most important development...

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Councillors, Abutters at Extreme Odds over New Gas Station on Squire Road

October 24, 2012
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Councillors and Sigourney Street neighbors squared off in a contentious public hearing on Monday night regarding a proposed 24-hour gas station on Squire Road. The proposal comes from Joe Prizio and will sit on the site of the former 338 Pub. It is also right next to another large gas station, the Mobile, which...

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Sweet Surprise? Fire at Necco Gave Neighbors More Than They Bargained For

October 17, 2012
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Sweet Surprise? Fire at Necco Gave Neighbors More Than They Bargained For

Giancarlo Pani watched a dark cloud from the Necco Candy Company move over the marsh on Friday, Oct. 5th, towards his Bryant Street home, which sits just 50 feet from the factory. “They must be making candy,” he said to himself as he went to bed. But the cloud didn’t contain the usual sweet...

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A Breakdown of the Most Basic Functions in State Government

October 17, 2012
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It is absolutely beyond belief that one rogue chemist in a relatively unknown drug testing lab in Jamaica Plain could unravel one of the most basic functions of government – protecting the people. As you read this, most likely, inmates throughout the state prison system are preparing to collect their “Get Out of Jail...

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Anzuoni Reappointed to Housing Board

October 17, 2012
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After 18 years of complete stability on the Revere Housing Authority’s (RHA) Board, former Chair George Anzuoni has had one wild ride over the past several weeks. In a relatively innocuous and cold letter to Anzuoni about three weeks ago, Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration informed Anzuoni that his services on the RHA Board would...

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City Officials Start a New Tradition

October 11, 2012
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City Officials Start a New Tradition

The zings at the inaugural Columbus Day Parade roast on Monday didn’t zap quite as crushingly as those at its St. Patrick’s Day counterpart in South Boston, but the breakfast still featured several zingers and it wholly entertained a sold-out crowd in the Beachmont VFW. In fact, the event was such an immediate success...

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Excise Tax Losses Loom Larger in Surcharge Issue

October 11, 2012
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If Revere loses the coveted and necessary Rental Car Surcharge fee from Thrifty Rental Cars, that loss will be only half of the story. City Director of Finance George Anzuoni said that the City would lose around $600,000 per year in excise taxes as well when Thrifty leaves for the Logan Airport’s new Consolidated...

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Freshness is the Hallmark for Pesce Pazzo Chefs

October 4, 2012
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Freshness is the Hallmark for Pesce Pazzo Chefs

Forget everything you knew about the old Wharf Restaurant property on North Shore Road and replace it with a chic new eatery built on freshness and called Pesce Pazzo. For the past three months, John, Mike and Gina Beatrice – along with Chef Davide Artiano – have been changing the pace of the North...

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Sounds of Silence : Councillors Set to Pass Noise Ordinance

October 4, 2012
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Sounds of Silence : Councillors Set to Pass Noise Ordinance

The music blares. It’s 2 a.m. The neighbors down the street have been partying and blasting music since early in the afternoon. There seems to be no respite; nowhere to turn. You can’t sleep. Until now. A much-strengthened City Noise Ordinance got a very positive review at the City Council’s Legislative Affairs Committee on...

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Breakfast on Monday to Kick off Parade Fund-raising Drive

October 4, 2012
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The City is getting everything ready for a major push to bring back the Columbus Day Parade in 2013, and this Columbus Day they’ll kick off that effort with a breakfast roast that will be a who’s who of state and local elected officials. The parade was discontinued without so much of a whimper...

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Healthy but Hungry

October 4, 2012
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In a hyper-political time, even school lunch has been served with a heaping helping of political strife. As students returned to Revere High School (RHS) last month, the last thing on their minds was the school lunch. That quickly changed, though, when students reported to the cafeteria and found smaller portions, different tasting foods,...

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Council Approves Project

September 26, 2012
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It came down to a roll of the dice – a bit of a gamble – and most City Councillors weren’t willing to call the bluff of an Everett developer who has plans to build 261 apartment units at a plot of land next to the BJ’s store on Ward Street. The situation was...

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School Uniforms and Its Working Well Here

September 26, 2012
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They say that the uniform makes the man, but uniforms are also doing quite a lot for the boys and girls in several of Revere’s elementary schools this year. After being pioneers at the Paul Revere School, the ever-controversial school uniform issue took a major leap this year as three of the City’s elementary...

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