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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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Growing School Enrollments … but No Space : officials Add Temporary

August 22, 2012
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The first official day of school at one Revere elementary school kicked off this Tuesday, and there was something very new greeting students at the 100-year-old McKinley School – trailer modules that will be used for classrooms. Superintendent Paul Dakin said that the modules would be used for three 5th grade and one 3rd...

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iPads Notesbooks Hit Classrooms

August 9, 2012
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iPads Notesbooks Hit Classrooms

A successful pilot program using computers in the classroom last year at the Paul Revere and Lincoln Schools has blossomed into a program at Revere High School (RHS) that will put an iPad in the hands of every incoming freshman this coming school year. In the latter part of last year, the district chose...

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Building Boom: State Officials Want City to Start Looking at New High School

August 9, 2012
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When it comes to building schools, the last few years have been full of discussions of all sorts. There were discussions about virtually every elementary and middle school in the school district’s arsenal. Lately, there have been endless discussions about the McKinley School, and there has even been talk about another elementary school that...

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More School Days & Hours at Mckinley

August 1, 2012
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While all the talk about the McKinley School of late has been about the new building, this week school officials were lauding what is sure to immediately change what is going on inside the four walls. Superintendent Paul Dakin said the McKinley School got a big break in landing a very competitive Extended Learning...

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Moose Club Members Vote to Ban Smoking

August 1, 2012
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The Revere Moose Lodge has trimmed its antlers and kicked some bad habits, namely cigarette smoking. The recently-troubled club has gone through some major organizational changes since nearly dissolving last January, and last week the lodge made a major move in becoming the first private club in Revere to prohibit smoking within its building....

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Rep. Smith Given Date to Fix Apts

August 1, 2012
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Everett State Rep. Steve ‘Stat’ Smith got reprimanded in Chelsea Court and given a drop-dead date to have his Revere apartments brought up to code, according to Revere Fire Officials, or he will be criminally charged. Chelsea Court Assistant Clerk Magistrate Bob O’Leary heard the facts of the case from Smith and from Revere...

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Playing It Too Slow: Leaders Take Exception to Timeline That Could Extend Licensing to 2014

August 1, 2012
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At a critical point during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was confounded as to why his top general was sitting idle and allowing the Confederate Army to gather steam and poke holes in the Union Army. The more Lincoln wondered, inquired and worried about the general’s inaction, the more the general seemed to...

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China Roma Owner Wants Gaming Parlor

July 26, 2012
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It’s looks as if Broadway is headed the way of Monte Carlo as the owner of China Roma Restaurant has proposed to set up a separate gaming business – creating a parlor for patrons to use the infamous phone card machines in yet another loophole casino. After being severely chided by License Commission Chair...

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Millions at Stake: Thrifty Car Rental Dollars Could Be Lost in Relocation

July 26, 2012
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One wouldn’t think that a steel-framed parking garage going up at Logan Airport would have much to do with the City of Revere, but that facility under construction at Logan could completely break the City if some sort of compromise isn’t reached – and quickly. The steel-framed facility going up at Logan Airport is...

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Change is in the Air for Budget Process

July 18, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo’s administration is about to take a major step towards revolutionizing the way the City does budgeting, and officials said it would be a major change from the way that money is allocated now. The City recently learned that it was the beneficiary of a grant to help implement performance-based budgeting –...

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