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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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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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