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100 Days: Rizzo Reflects on First Months: Loves Job and Sets High Goals

April 25, 2012
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100 Days: Rizzo Reflects on First Months: Loves Job and Sets High Goals

Just a few short months ago, Mayor Dan Rizzo would wake up every morning to a work schedule that he had constructed – a schedule based upon running his own insurance business. It was hard work, but it was his. Nowadays, someone else makes out that schedule, and his day is determined by the...
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Formal Talks to Begin with Casino on City’s Final Mitigation Package

April 25, 2012
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Revere will be the first municipality to sit down with Suffolk Downs in the coming weeks as the City and the track begin official mitigation talks concerning the potential resort casino. Revere would be the first community in the state to begin official negotiations with a potential casino licensee. Mayor Dan Rizzo confirmed that...
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DA Conley Seeks Changes at Superior Court Clerk’s Office

April 25, 2012
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An alleged murderer who was on the loose until last weekend due to a courthouse clerical error has Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley calling for changes in the Superior Court Clerk’s Office, and the director of that office – Maura Hennigan – saying there were many mistakes made in offices that ranged from...
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Officials Dismiss Atlanta’s Charges on MCAS

April 25, 2012
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Not too many people around Revere and Chelsea get down to Atlanta very often, but certainly news travelled fast this month from The Big Peach when it’s major daily newspaper alleged that both Revere and Chelsea Schools might be cheating on the MCAS standardized tests. It’s complete poppycock, though, say local and state school...
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Stadium is Considered Most Viable Alternative Now for McKinley School

April 18, 2012
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Drastic changes have taken place over the last week at the McKinley School, with the largest piece of news being that the new school likely will not be located on the existing Yeamans Street site. Superintendent Paul Dakin said it is more than likely that the new McKinley School will be built on a...
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Economy Pushes More Students Toward Community College

April 18, 2012
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The changing economic times – with a continuously sluggish economy – has changed the game plan for many Revere High School (RHS) students pursuing a higher education next year. While many students at RHS continue to head off to storied universities – and even some Ivy League schools – a growing number who do...
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Anti-casino Activist Talks to Residents

April 18, 2012
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For the past two years, John Ribiero has been going from hall to hall, coffee table to coffee table and person to person detailing his concerns and outright opposition to a casino in East Boston and Revere. He’s given hundreds of talks – which are mostly informational in nature and detail the other side...
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NECCO Takes Distributor to Court Seeking $380,000

April 11, 2012
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It appears to be a case of a real dirty trick played upon a true Sweetheart. The New England Confectionary Company (Necco), of Revere, recently filed a civil suit in Boston’s federal court demanding more than $300,000 from its long-time distributor for, basically, being duped. Necco filed the suit on March 30th against Allied...
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Guinasso to Seek Revisit on Liquor License Rollback

April 11, 2012
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After seeing several solid, long-time restaurants close down, Revere License Commissioner Linda Guinasso told the Journal on Monday that, at this Thursday’s meeting, she would request the Commission revisit the controversial liquor license rollback. Guinasso said while she would still not favor a 2 a.m. closing time, she would like to see something different...
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Add Brown to Fight Against Ethanol Here

April 11, 2012
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For the past year, it has seemed like many in Revere – most especially Ed O’Hara – have been the lone voices in the fight against a plan to bring Ethanol trains to the Revere Global Oil terminal, but now it seems that the fight is spreading and gaining some pretty important allies. In...
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Sandcastle Kick-off Breakfast; Group Seeks to Raise $175k

April 4, 2012
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Sandcastle Kick-off Breakfast; Group Seeks to Raise $175k

It’s hard to think about sandcastles in March, but that’s what was on everyone’s mind at the kickoff breakfast last Thursday for the New England Sandsculpting Festival. Organizers, City officials, donors and members of the Partnership gathered at the Comfort Inn for the breakfast and had the first discussions about this year’s festival, which...
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Construction on Beach Beginning

April 4, 2012
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Heavy equipment has moved onto Ocean Avenue this week to begin work on the new plaza deck and pedestrian bridge at Wonderland Station, and at the same time the project’s developer is laying plans for a hotel and for an apartment building. Surveyors and earthmovers from Suffolk Construction stationed themselves in front of the...
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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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