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From Revere to Tewksbury: Angela Gibelli Goes the Distance to Welcome Back Artie T

September 3, 2014
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From Revere to Tewksbury: Angela Gibelli Goes the Distance to Welcome Back Artie T

Last Friday, Angela Gibelli of Conant Street woke up and decided to take a trip to Tewksbury. The life-long Market Basket shopper was so taken by the entire Market Basket fight, and the resolve of employees and ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, that she decided she had to go and see the popular chief...

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Kids Curtain Call Builds Confidence and Experience

September 3, 2014
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For Linda Wolowicz, it all started with the ‘Wizard of Oz.’ Her long-time career working with young children started as a simple drama presentation for a Girl Scout fund-raiser. Now, 38 years later, she is teaching the children of the first children she worked with in her long-time after school business, Kids Curtain Call...

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Council Rejects Funding for Study

August 27, 2014
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In a move of solidarity amongst a growing group of City Councillors concerned about the City’s books, councillors solidly shot down a request from Mayor Dan Rizzo for $50,000 to begin planning for the renovation of City Hall offices. After getting a fairly positive review in subcommittee, the matter was reported out to the...

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Neighbors Concerned Over Project

August 27, 2014
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Several neighbors showed up in opposition to a townhouse project on Lamson Street, but Ward 6 Councillor Charlie Patch said he hadn’t decided on the proposal – as City Hall officials have spoke highly in favor of it. Bob Corcoran of Boxford is proposing to buy the long-time construction yard on Lamson Street/Marble Street...

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School Bells Ring for McKinley Students; Rest of Revere Public Schools Open Mon.

August 25, 2014
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School Bells Ring for McKinley Students; Rest of Revere Public Schools Open Mon.

Sentimentality runs deep when it comes to the old, creaking floorboards and the eloquent brick façade of the old McKinley School. But that sentimentality doesn’t lead to tears when the reality sets in of the physical education teacher having an outdoor office and there is only one set of bathrooms (in the basement) and...

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All Students Report To School on Mon.

August 25, 2014
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Revere Schools will kick off the new academic year this coming Monday, Aug. 25, which is a few days earlier than normal. Superintendent Paul Dakin said that with the schools celebrating Holy Days for all three major religions (Christian, Jewish and Muslim), the schools decided to begin slightly earlier this year to get ahead...

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MCAS Looks Great for RPS

August 25, 2014
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Preliminary data from the state MCAS exams could turn out to put yet another bright spotlight on the Revere Public Schools this coming fall. According to data released at Tuesday’s School Committee meeting, district officials are hoping that they will be able to stake a claim on being a Level 2 District – a...

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Casino Ballot Question Is Getting Active

August 25, 2014
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Casino opponents and proponents began ramping up efforts late last week on campaigns to promote their causes for the statewide ballot question that, if successful, could essentially repeal the 2011 casino gaming law. It will be Question 3 on the November ballot. The news on the question started last week in Revere when casino...

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Slow Process Recovering from Tornado: With No State or Federal Monies, Revere Residents Establish Fund

August 8, 2014
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Slow Process Recovering from Tornado: With No State or Federal Monies, Revere Residents Establish Fund

Hundreds of people walk through the doors of Mayor Dan Rizzo’s office – especially over the last week – but none have pulled at his heartstrings as much as little Gina Brophy of Millis, MA. Just a few days after Mayor Rizzo, Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, and former Middlesex DA Gerry Leone...

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Casino License Decision Is Set for Mid-Sept.

August 8, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has issued a meeting date of Sept. 12 to potentially award the Region A casino license to either Mohegan Sun or Wynn Resorts – a date that is, unbelievably, only one month away in what has been a year’s long process. The all-day meeting will take place on a...

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Residents Face Long Battle With Insurers

August 8, 2014
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There was still a lot of sweeping to do on Taft Street and other heavily affected tornado areas last Thursday. Bundles of sticks, roofing material and glass still occupied the streets. Heavy mud adorned pieces of vinyl siding, and some people were still struggling to get electricity re-connected. But by and large, residents had...

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911 Operators Stayed Solid at Their Post

August 8, 2014
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It was the first call that came to the City’s 9-1-1 Call Center last Monday after a tornado blew through, and the woman on the other line was so hysterical she could barely utter a word. The woman was trying to breath, but having been caught in the tornado on Broadway in her car,...

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Ground Zero Tornado Rips into Revere on Monday Morning

August 2, 2014
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Ground Zero Tornado Rips into Revere on Monday Morning

The rain was already falling at a steady pace around 9:15 a.m. on Broadway Revere, but there was a point when things got eerily dark in the sky. The rain picked up, and the wind began to blow. Big deal, right? There have been several storms of late, and Revere has endured more than...

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In an Instant the Tornado Had Formed

August 2, 2014
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Weather is a funny science, but as radar and computer imagery has improved the prediction of the weather, most people are used to being well prepared for the slightest drop of rain. Television stations inundate us with updates and cell phones beep out warnings frequently. But when an F2 tornado hit Revere Monday morning,...

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Workers at the School “held on for Dear Life”

August 2, 2014
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As the tornado approached Revere on Monday morning, most men working on the Hill School roof were able to get down prior to the twister, but some men were left on upper levels and found themselves holding on for their lives to steel beams. “There were guys in the building on the second floor...

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Crews Made Quick Work of Cleanup

August 2, 2014
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From war zone to manageable chaos – that’s the miraculous situation on Broadway as clean up crews made record time in clearing trees, debris and traffic from the streets on Monday and Tuesday after the tornado. Mayor Dan Rizzo – who along with Fire Chief Gene Doherty and Police Capt. Jim Guido – took...

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Sculptors Hit Revere Beach

July 21, 2014
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Sculptors Hit Revere Beach

As a sand version of the famous Iwo Jima flag raising begins to tower over Revere Beach – a tribute to veterans – organizers are preparing to welcome 15 master sculptors and hundreds of thousands of spectators to Revere this week and weekend for the Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival. The Festival on...

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Local Veterans to Be Honored

July 21, 2014
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Front and center at the Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival this year will be three honored Revere veterans, most prominent being Marc Silvestri – a Bronze Star with Valor recipient for heroic acts that saved 31 soldiers in Afghanistan in 2008. “I am really looking forward to being honored, but I will be up...

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Lightbody Arrest Brings Question about Charging Decisions, Intervention

July 21, 2014
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The arrest of Revere businessman Charlie Lightbody last October was certainly a significant chapter in the annals of the ongoing casino battle in Revere, but while the situation was hot news all over Greater Boston back then, it’s largely taken an exit from the public square. However, for those on the inside – including...

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Fire Causes $100K in Damages to Shipwreck Lounge

July 11, 2014
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Fire Causes $100K in Damages to Shipwreck Lounge

Early warning alarms and a favorable time of day allowed Revere firefighters to put a quick stop to a threatening blaze at the Shipwreck Lounge on the Boulevard Monday afternoon. Fire Chief Gene Doherty said early warning alarms in the rooming house above the lounge sounded just after 11 a.m. and fire crews made...

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