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Revere Businessman Falls Prey to Scam

September 26, 2012
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In what allegedly appears to be a scam of major proportions, the MBTA has placed a Blue Line subway train superintendent on administrative leave and the Transit Police have embarked on an aggressive investigation into allegations in the purported scam. Christopher Shea, who serves as a higher-up in the Blue Line, has also had...

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Schools Hit High Mark on MCAS

September 26, 2012
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As Superintendent Paul Dakin and Assistant Superintendent Dianne Kelley perused the initial MCAS test numbers for Revere Schools last week, one thing about those scores seemed to jump off the dry erase board. As Dakin pointed to the top of the list – to those schools that performed the best on the test –...

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Officials Pass New Rx Bill

September 20, 2012
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As this weekend’s Revere Beach Memorial approaches, local elected officials and anti-addition advocates are using the spotlight to focus in on a different kind of fight against drug addiction. The current struggle, they say, is not as much on the streets with hard drugs, but rather in the medicine cabinet and doctor’s office with...

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High School Gets Very Positive Review and Renewed Accreditation This Week

September 20, 2012
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It was a sigh of relief and a wide smile at Revere High School (RHS) this week as news filtered out that the school had received a glowing review and a renewed accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASAC). The accreditation process began last March when a team of educators...

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Goooal!!!Development at Wonderland Might Include Soccer Stadium

September 20, 2012
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A groundbreaking development at the former Wonderland Dog Track property is apparently knocking on the City’s door and it could include a 15,000-seat soccer stadium with accompanying parking. Sources told the Journal this week that talks regarding the building of a new soccer stadium at Wonderland have escalated quickly as of late, and the...

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Getting Three More Properties on Tax Roles

September 12, 2012
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Getting Three More Properties on Tax Roles

There are some homes that nobody can seem to salvage. And when those homes appear, Chelsea Restoration has routinely stepped up to the plate. Now, with a hefty state grant in their coffers, they are ready to salvage three more Revere properties. Helen Zucco of Chelsea Restoration said that the non-profit recently got a...

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Councillors Warm to Tax Break for Market Basket

September 12, 2012
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Virtually everyone has been intrigued by the prospect that the Market Basket might locate in the Northgate Shopping Center, and even more so that the store might be requesting a tax break from the City in the form of a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement. The news of a potential TIF for Demoulas Market...

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Rat War : City Officials Look to Curb Rodent Problem

September 12, 2012
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Just last month, Sharon DeLorey came upon something unnerving. It’s just the kind of something that residents all over Revere are encountering, and one in which no one is happy to speak of. It’s kind of become a dirty secret. But there it was that day last month, sitting lazily in the playground at...

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Back to Court Again

September 5, 2012
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By the time Revere and State Police caught up to Jose Reyes late last week, he had already put some major miles on his sneakers. The Revere Police and State Police Fugitive Team were pursuing Reyes under another name when they approached his Revere Street home last Tuesday. After chasing him for two days...

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Officials Upset About Closure of Ocean Ave.

September 5, 2012
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Several Revere officials are none too happy about a plan floated by the state Department of Transportation to close off Ocean Avenue for the next eight weeks, starting Sept. 17th. The closure would affect Ocean Avenue and lower Revere Street and would be done to accommodate construction on the new pedestrian footbridge that goes...

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Harvesting Success at the Community Garden; Program Looks to Expand After First-year’s Successes

August 31, 2012
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Harvesting Success at the Community Garden; Program Looks to Expand After First-year’s Successes

Revere’s Bob Fitzgerald never knew a cucumber could taste so good. But after recently harvesting his first cucumbers in the inaugural season of the Community Garden on the Revere High School grounds, Fitzgerald sat down under a tree and bit down into sweet success. “This has made my summer,” he said recently while cleaning...

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Raising Money for Kids One Cup at a Time; Dale Street Girls Take a Different Tack with Their Summer Activities

August 30, 2012
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Raising Money for Kids One Cup at a Time; Dale Street Girls Take a Different Tack with Their Summer Activities

The most popular question this week in classrooms all over Revere has involved finding out what everyone did over the summer. Some went to Disneyland. Others saw the sandcastles on Revere Beach up close. Still others will have taken vacations to far-flung places. But two little girls at the Whelan School will have an...

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Mayors Object to Casino Being Phased-In

August 29, 2012
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Timing is everything, and Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo and Boston Mayor Tom Menino are seriously questioning the timing of a resort casino at Suffolk Downs – so much so that both said they might not support a casino that isn’t rolled out all at once in a resort format. Both mayors chimed in last...

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RHS Student Reports to Jordan for School This Week

August 29, 2012
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While most students report to Revere High School (RHS) for the start of classes this week, Junior Alejandro Rojas will be reporting to Logan Airport for a 10-hour flight to Amman, Jordan for a year-long study in the prestigious King’s Academy. He is one of 16 students worldwide chosen for the Arabic Year at...

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Suffolk Downs Mitigation Package Coming Slower Than Expected

August 29, 2012
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The host community agreement negotiations with Suffolk Downs are moving slower than City officials had hoped, but Economic Development Director John Festa said on Monday that he and Mayor Dan Rizzo expected the agreement to be in place by October. Revere was the first host community to begin negotiations with a potential casino license...

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Market Basket Looks to Locate at Northgate

August 29, 2012
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Grocery shopping in Revere will never be the same as numerous sources have confirmed that a Demoulas Market Basket will locate and build a new store at the Northgate Mall within one year. “Market Basket is one entity that has expressed interest in going there and it’s looking really positive for them going in,”...

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Top Boston Restaurateur Finds Peace and a Home on Revere Beach

August 27, 2012
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Top Boston Restaurateur Finds Peace and a Home on Revere Beach

Top Boston chef and restaurateur Brian Poe leaves a lot of hard work at his two hit eateries in Boston – whipping up incredible dishes, shining in the media spotlight and preparing a new, third dining spot in the South End – but his inspiration for those ventures comes from Revere Beach where he...

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Finding Sweet Success

August 22, 2012
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Finding Sweet Success

There’s something timeless about a T-Shirt, and Beachmont designer Regan Smith Clarke has captured history once again in his newest T-Shirt designs. After two years in business, Clarke said he continues to make the rounds at shows around the country and is finding marked success in chasing his dream. “I’ve been through everything from...

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Revere Beach Bridge Named for Cong. Markey’s Parents

August 22, 2012
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The grand centerpiece in the reconstruction of what will be a totally new Revere Beach – the sleek, Zakim-style Wonderland Pedestrian Bridge – finally has a namesake, and it’s none other than (drum roll please)…Congressman Ed Markey’s parents. If that leaves you a bit confused, you wouldn’t be alone. Seemingly coming out of the...

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JROTC Coming to High School

August 22, 2012
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Revere High School (RHS) students will have the opportunity to march and salute their way into the school year this fall with the new Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program making a big debut at the school. The JROTC is a leadership and discipline program sponsored by the U.S. Army and very common...

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