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Despite Gaming Commission Speculation, Ambrosino Says He Has No Job Lined Up

December 15, 2011
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Despite Gaming Commission Speculation, Ambrosino Says He Has No Job Lined Up

Mayor Tom Ambrosino said he would be staring down joblessness come January 3, and he doesn’t plan to apply for a position on the new Massachusetts Gaming Commission – as many have suggested he might do. Ambrosino said he has not applied for any of the positions on the Commission as of this week,...

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Elected Officials, Teachers Show Their Support for Randall, Ask for Lenience

December 15, 2011
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Several elected officials, a teacher and the wife of former Revere Police Officer Todd Randall last week made a last minute call on Federal Judge Rya Zobel for leniency on the fallen officer. Randall was sentenced in Federal Court at Boston on Tuesday afternoon, but late last Friday, Randall’s attorney – Tim Flaherty –...

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Former Officer Will Serve Four Months in Prison

December 15, 2011
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With federal prosecutors noticeably disappointed, Judge Rya Zobel on Tuesday afternoon sentenced former Revere Police Officer Todd Randall to four months in prison for lying to FBI agents in 2010 during the course of an investigation into police corruption in Revere. Randall has already served 33 days and will get credit for that time....

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Transition Team Plans Its First Meeting

December 8, 2011
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Transition Team Plans Its First Meeting

The Rizzo Administration began easing its way into City Hall Tuesday night, December 6, with its first Transition Team meeting held at the Council Chambers and open to the public. The meeting was expected to last at least 90 minutes and is in the spirit of full transparency within the new administration – which...

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Change Paves Way for Commercial Possibilities in North Revere; Saugus Neighbors Are Irked

December 8, 2011
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After more than 10 years of inaction, the Caddy Farms project in North Revere got a groundbreaking zoning change at Monday night’s City Council meeting, much to the displeasure of scores of Saugus residents who were in attendance. The Council voted 10-1 to approve the new zoning, which will make the Caddy Farms land...

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Heavyweight Showdown: Suffolk Downs and Wynn/Kraft Roll out Their Visions for Resort Casinos

December 8, 2011
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In the midst of Suffolk Downs making a big splash with their official intentions to seek a casino license, the New England Patriots are apparently throwing a chop block their way. With a major casino developer visiting Patriots owner Bob Kraft at last Sunday’s football game, casino gaming in Greater Boston has officially become...

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A Complete Twist: RHS Drama Guild Will Embark on Its First Full-length Production with Its Version of ‘the Taming of the Shrew’

December 2, 2011
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A Complete Twist: RHS Drama Guild Will Embark on Its First Full-length Production with Its Version of ‘the Taming of the Shrew’

The newly formed Revere High School (RHS) Drama Guild is preparing to take a big bite out of Shakespeare next week as they perform their twist on ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ in two performances. The cast of about 12 students in the one-year old Drama Guild – which is financially supported by RevereCARES...

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Thanks for Nothing (Seriously): As Ambrosino Leaves, Budget Deficit Has Been Erased

December 2, 2011
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When Mayor Tom Ambrosino leaves office next month, he’ll be leaving a neatly wrapped package in the Mayor’s Office for Mayor-elect Dan Rizzo. That gift will be a surplus of cash in the Rainy Day Fund and a nearly $2 million deficit that has been completely wiped off the books. Ambrosino reported to the...

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Tireless Senior Center Employee Was the Victim of a Gutless Attack on Thanksgiving

December 2, 2011
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The heart of the Rossetti Cowan Senior Center is in everyone’s prayers this week after a violent purse snatching on Thanksgiving Day left her in the hospital. Lois Diamond, a tireless worker at the Senior Center and friend to just about everyone, was attacked by a female robber around 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day...

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Creating a Buzz: Looking to Enliven Its Community, Paul Revere School Holds First Annual Scripps Howard Spelling Bee

November 22, 2011
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Creating a Buzz: Looking to Enliven Its Community, Paul Revere School Holds First Annual Scripps Howard Spelling Bee

The Paul Revere School staff might be well versed on education, but administrators took a cue from the past last week to spell out success for their students. Under the guidance of Principal Barbara Kelly, the school registered and paid to be part of the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee competition this fall. Last Friday,...

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Organizers Still Optimistic About Beachmont Church’s Chances; Will Hold a Mass and Update This Sunday, Nov. 27

November 22, 2011
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Along with Thanksgiving this year comes a good deal of hope for those in Beachmont who are continuing the fight to save their Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Organizer John Verrengia said there would be a Mass on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27th, at 10 a.m. It will be celebrated by a Catholic priest at...

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Trim Costs? for All Trimmings? Forget It; Turkey Day Costs Are Up 13 Percent, Marking the Largest Increase in 26 Years

November 22, 2011
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There’s a lot to be thankful for when living in the United States, but this Thanksgiving, one thing there won’t be a lot of thanks for is the rising price of the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. A recent national survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) showed that the cost of a Thanksgiving Dinner...

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Randall Arrested Again; Hearing in Federal Court Reveals Fight with Local Blogger in Coffee Shop

November 16, 2011
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The Federal Courthouse in Boston was transformed into a theatre for Revere-style chicanery on Monday, as former Revere Police officer Todd Randall was ordered held after a hearing that involved an allegation of him fighting with infamous blogger Richard Ireton at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Brown Circle. Randall, his wife, FBI agents and others...

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Correggio Will Challenge Morabito’s Win in Recount

November 16, 2011
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The battle is not over in the Council at-large race more than one week after the results were officially posted and the victory parties have long-since died out. At issue will be a recount of the vote concerning the razor-thin, 10-vote difference between Councillor-elect Steven Morabito and defeated incumbent Councillor John Correggio. After having...

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Blasé About the Ballots Turnout in Revere Unimpressive

November 16, 2011
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Underlying the excitement of the vote in last Tuesday’s City Election was the absence of a vote, with fewer than 10,000 votes cast in a hotly contested set of elections. On an exceptionally beautiful autumn day, in a race that featured a heated race for an open mayoral seat and a feisty at-large City...

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In the Debate Between Oil and Natural Gas, Revere Residents Make a Strong Statement

November 9, 2011
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In the Debate Between Oil and Natural Gas, Revere Residents Make a Strong Statement

With the home heating season starting up this month, the question of what fuel to use has never been so puzzling. Homeowners and landlords struggle over the idea of whether they should continue heating with their old oil systems, maybe update them, or make the conversion to natural gas. It’s a decision that many...

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Ambrosino Prepares to Leave the Mayor’s Office

November 9, 2011
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The walls in Mayor Tom Ambrosino’s office were once filled with photographs of groundbreakings and optimistic drawings of developments that were in the planning stages. There were ceremonial hard hats on the shelves, historic signed paintings from the late Norman Gautreau and numerous bound volumes of the Massachusetts General Laws. Beside all of those...

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Stumbling Blocks: Just Another Bright Idea

November 3, 2011
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I’ve always been a zealot for lighting. The lighting of a room has always been a priority for me. My wife thinks I’m crazy. Before her, my mother thought the same. I guess it goes back to my life-long interest in photography, but who really knows. That said, a couple months ago I was...

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RPD Prepares to Implement New Strategy That Focuses on Motor Vehicle Enforcement

November 2, 2011
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There’s nothing that gets to the heart of crime more directly than by frustrating and annoying the criminals. That’s just what the Revere Police Department (RPD) is preparing to do this month with the deployment of a major new strategy in fighting crime. The new strategy is known as D-DACTS. It was developed by...

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Rizzo Tops All Candidates in One of the Largest Campaign Expenditures in Several Years

November 2, 2011
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Councillor Dan Rizzo led all candidates in spending by a long shot this election season, spending more than $180,000 since January – with half of those expenditures going to Boston political consultants. Pre-Election Campaign Finance reports were due on Monday, Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m., with Revere mayoral candidates having to file directly with...

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