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Standing Up: Disabled Adults Keeping Their Ground

April 4, 2012
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Being different has always drawn stares to Revere’s Ernie Sacco. Throughout his life, he has grown pretty accustomed to having people stare at him, but these days, the gazes are different and the audience is engaged. Now, people are staring at him in order to learn from him. On a recent morning at Malden’s...

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RHS Students Promote Healthy Living in Younger Students

March 29, 2012
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RHS Students Promote Healthy Living in Younger Students

Revere High School (RHS) students distributed more than 3,500 coloring books to elementary school students all over the city earlier this month, and it certainly brought smiles to the faces of the younger students. Some 22 interns in the Health and Fitness internship at RHS – which is funded by a grant from Mass...

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Columbus Day Parade Coming Back to Life Here

March 29, 2012
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The Revere Chamber of Commerce is looking to bring back a storied tradition to Broadway and to strengthen the city’s ties to its neighbor, East Boston, in one fell swoop. Chamber member Bob Upton told the Journal this week that they are in the midst of planning to bring back the Columbus Day Parade...

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The Bus to Conn. No More if Casino Comes to Suffolk

March 29, 2012
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As the cold wind whipped across the Northgate parking lot Tuesday morning, several senior citizens waited anxiously for a charter bus to arrive, the same storied bus that takes them to Connecticut where they spend a good amount of money on casino gaming every year. Bus trips have been a continuous talking point for...

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Cyber Café Raided by State Police

March 21, 2012
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Cyber Café Raided by State Police

Hordes of State Police investigators conducted a sudden raid on the B&B Cyber Café – otherwise known as a loophole casino – Tuesday afternoon in what became a startling scene within the Mahoney Circle strip mall. Just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, State Police and investigators stormed into the establishment and demanded everyone stop...

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Billboard Study Adding Fuel to Billboard Fire in Revere

March 21, 2012
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Those living next to billboards have never liked being under their shadow, but until now, no one has ever been able to put a figure on just what that shadow costs a homeowner. A study of the impacts of billboards on property values – released this past December by a Philadelphia researcher – is...

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RHS Embarks on Accreditation Process This Weekend

March 21, 2012
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On Sunday afternoon, Revere High School (RHS) will officially come under the microscope. After about 18 months of preparations and written evaluations from every corner of every academic department in RHS, a team of outside evaluators from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) will arrive to see just how well the...

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‘Ethanol Wrong’ Residents Shout at Public Hearing

March 16, 2012
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‘Ethanol Wrong’ Residents Shout at Public Hearing

Activists from Revere, East Boston and Chelsea were out in full force at a hearing last Thursday to protest Global Oil’s plan to bring large quantities of the hazardous material Ethanol to its fuel terminal on the East Boston/Revere line. At the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hearing at Revere City Hall, concerned...

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Larger Enrollment at McKinley Means a New Site for School

March 16, 2012
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Larger Enrollment at McKinley Means a New Site for School

Enrollment requirements for the new McKinley School will almost certainly force the school community to at least consider looking elsewhere to build its new building. State review teams from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (SBA) have set an enrollment figure for the new McKinley School, and it’s much larger than many expected. In a...

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Haas Seeks Billboard Moratorium

March 16, 2012
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City Councillor Bob Haas jumped to the front of the overall billboard issue, and did so by taking a page from the playbook of former Councillor George V. Colella – a staunch opponent of billboards during his tenure. Haas led off his charge with the raw numbers (something Colella used to frequently revert to)...

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Sen. Brown Stands Up for Veterans Issues in Revere Meeting

March 8, 2012
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Sen. Brown Stands Up for Veterans Issues in Revere Meeting

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown didn’t arrive at the Mottolo Post last Friday in a suit and tie, and he wasn’t ushered out of a Town Car or a black SUV with tinted windows. Instead, he arrived wearing his signature Carhart jacket on top of a simple shirt and tie. He mixed in the back...

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Ex-chief Gets Rich Seperation Package

March 8, 2012
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An agreement between Mayor Dan Rizzo and former Police Chief Terence Reardon last month paid out a lump sum $125,000 so that the former chief would step down immediately, rather than waiting seven months for his contract to expire in August. In records obtained by the Journal from the City, an agreement signed on...

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City Officials to Allow Another Billboard?

February 29, 2012
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City Officials to Allow Another Billboard?

A number of residents turned out Monday night adamantly against a billboard proposal at Copeland Circle, in front of the Four Points Sheraton, but councillors did not condemn the project, and rather left the door open for further discussion at upcoming meetings. Attorney Larry Simeone, appearing as a representative for the proposed owner, Vincent...

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Revere’s Super Tuesday

February 29, 2012
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Revere’s Super Tuesday

When voters go to the polls in Revere next week as part of Super Tuesday, it won’t be the same old routine for the voters of North Revere and the rest of Precinct 6-3. For the first time in the history of the city, there will be a polling place located in the city’s...

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A Split Decision

February 29, 2012
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After being asked to resign by Mayor Dan Rizzo, one License Commissioner will not serve out the remaining two years on his term, while another will go ahead and serve out the remaining four months on his term. License Commission Chair Tom Henneberry told the Journal that the mayor asked him to step down...

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Community Music Video Will Welcome Visiting Officials to Revere High School

February 22, 2012
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Community Music Video Will Welcome Visiting Officials to Revere High School

Revere High School – Don’t Stop Believing When the all-important accreditation team comes to Revere High School (RHS) early next month, their first impression of the place will come from a delightful music video put together by the entire high school community – a video that has already taken the city by storm...

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Ciarlone Assault Revisited After Recent Violation

February 22, 2012
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Though many thought the criminal case with former School Committee member Michael Ciarlone had found its way quietly to a resolution, this month it has taken on a new life. Chelsea Police arrested Ciarlone  – who is currently an employee of the School Department and is on leave without pay – at the end...

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City Releases List of Most Highly Paid Employees

February 15, 2012
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Revere 2011 Payroll The City set two records in 2011 for city worker pay, with one employee earning more than $200,000 for the first time ever, and more employees than ever before making over $100,000. School Superintendent Paul Dakin topped all earners once again in 2011 and also broke a new milestone for municipal...

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New Policy Sought for Stray Dogs

February 15, 2012
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New Policy Sought for Stray Dogs

Lisa Cutting of Ocean View Kennels works closely with the Revere Police, but the police aren’t working well with her – and she said it’s becoming a problem. About two weeks ago, a Revere man was transported to the Whidden Hospital with a sickness. With the man expected to be hospitalized, officers confiscated his...

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Mayor Seeks Resignations

February 15, 2012
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Two members of the Licensing Board have been asked to resign by Mayor Dan Rizzo according to sources who claimed the board members had already received their letters. In addition, two members of the Zoning Board of Appeals are also being asked to resign. When the mayor is done with those resignations, he is...

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