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Rizzo Proclaims Win over Wynn: Calls for Investigation into Mbta Land Sale

April 9, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo expressed vindication this week when his repeated, and seemingly ignored, calls for a review of the land deal between Wynn Everett and the MBTA on Rt. 99 were finally recognized – and that recognition has put a likely delay in the process for Wynn’s traffic mitigation efforts in Charlestown and Everett....
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ABCC Shuts Down Speakeasy

April 2, 2015
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As the usual group of regular adults at the Speakeasy Pub gathered around the televisions to take in the ups and downs of March Madness during the afternoon of March 13, some eight State Troopers and two investigators from the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) are said to have come through the door not...
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Seeing the Country One Stadium at a Time

April 2, 2015
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He was driving somewhere deep in the middle of Kansas, long after midnight, when Revere’s Arty DeMattia let his mind wander and he began to contemplate the real importance of America’s national pastime – baseball. While on his nine-year quest to see a baseball game in every Major League Baseball stadium, DeMattia had hit...
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Kelly’s Contract Ratified by School Committee

March 25, 2015
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Kelly’s Contract Ratified by School Committee

The School Committee has ratified the contract for Assistant Superintendent Dianne Kelly, paving the way for her to take over as Revere’s superintendent of schools on July 1. This week, Supt.-Elect Kelly and Supt. Paul Dakin sat down for an interview with the Journal to discuss the transition and the philosophy moving forward in...
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Forum Planned to Break Barriers: Between Muslims and Community

March 25, 2015
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A group of faith-based groups representing several different religions has planned a forum to help break down the barriers between Muslims in Revere and their neighbors – a forum largely in response to threatening notes found last month in the Shirley Avenue area. The First Congregational Church on Beach Street will host the event,...
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Wonderland Ballroom on The Market

March 25, 2015
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Owners of the Wonderland Ballroom have retained a broker and are marketing the property actively, with residential transit-oriented development as a focus. TR Advisors of Boston has been retained as the broker for the Wonderland Ballroom site, as plans for the once-talked-about 196-room hotel for the site have been abandoned. “Our thinking really is...
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Seacoast Assault Brings Questions On Change to School Expulsion Laws

March 18, 2015
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A violent attack at the Seacoast Academy last week has led to serious charges against three girls and a call by Supt. Paul Dakin for the state to review new regulations that hamper the schools’ ability to expel students. “It was pure and simply a sneak attack assault that was planned and premeditated,” said...
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RMCU Gets Space at RHS

March 18, 2015
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The Revere Municipal Credit Union (RMCU) has gone back to high school. In the most literal sense, the Credit Union has opened up a branch in the high school to promote financial literacy and access for high school students and their parents, and to teach young people practical financial skills. John Kingston of the...
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Play Ball — Not Yet:Lingering Snow Makes Outside Fields Unusable

March 18, 2015
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Sliding into second base these days would require  snow pants and galoshes rather than cleats and long pants, and high school teams across the area are finding that the record-setting snow could force most their season to be going, going and gone. With more than one foot of snow still occupying many baseball and...
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Revere Beach Hotel Deal is Coming Together

March 11, 2015
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Developers for Waterfront Square are preparing to begin the process of bringing a hotel to Revere Beach – specifically on the parcel of land on the beach side of Wonderland Station. Joe DiGangi, of EuroVest, announced late last week that the project is preparing to welcome the addition of a Marriott hotel to the...
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Horse Racing Industry Hopes for Legislation, Ready for New Plans

March 11, 2015
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Time is of the essence, say those locally involved in the horseracing industry, but breeders and trainers remain optimistic that the state will approve legislation to allow racing to take place at Suffolk Downs this coming season – perhaps as early as June. Just last week, members of the regional Horsemen’s Benevolent Protection Association...
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Rizzo to Seek Another Term

March 11, 2015
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For Mayor Dan Rizzo, the last three years have been a whirlwind (literally), and a roulette wheel (literally), but the extraordinary circumstances that have played out in his first term have not discouraged him, but rather have encouraged him to keep seeking out the small victories often overlooked in public life. With that in...
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Special Election Called to Fill Ward 1 Council Seat Vacancy

March 4, 2015
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The Revere City Clerk and the Election Commission will likely call for a Special Election after the March 9 City Council meeting in order to fill the vacancy in Ward 1 left by the passing of Richard Penta last week. According to election officials, a Special Election must take place for a vacated ward...
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Towing Woes: Shirley Ave Residents Upset Over Process

March 4, 2015
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Several residents in the Shirley Avenue are up in arms this week after what they are terming a rude and unannounced raid Feb. 25 on their neighborhood by City-contracted tow companies that were asked by Police officials to shovel out buried cars and tow them away. Some residents said they were ordered to pay...
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Emergency Rooms, Chiropractors Busy with Snow Injuries

February 26, 2015
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There’s no doubt the recent snow cavalcade has taken its toll on the general attitude of most folks, but health care providers report that it has also taken quite a toll on the physical well being of young and old. On a typical day in the Chelsea MGH Urgent Care, Dr. Brent Ragar might...
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Firefighters Rescue Man, Dogs from Icy Oak Island Marsh

February 26, 2015
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When Albie Sheridan walked out into the snow last Thursday, he was only trying to walk out to corral his escaped dogs. However, he ended up walking into the national spotlight and nearly to his demise. Sheridan said had it not been for the incredible resourcefulness of the Revere Fire Department and others involved...
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National Guard, New York/New Jersey Crews Heed Revere’s Call Out for Help

February 18, 2015
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National Guard, New York/New Jersey Crews Heed Revere’s Call Out for Help

Crews from the National Guard, from New York and from New Jersey have joined the fight against snow in Revere this week – with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito taking a firsthand view of those efforts on Broadway Tuesday morning. “We’ve sent held down to New York before to help out and now they’re returning...
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To Break or Not to Break: Is February Vacation Still Necessary?

February 18, 2015
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There is virtually no one who can readily recall just why it is that Massachusetts schools take one week of vacation in February. It is as old as the oldest teacher or most seasoned administrator – whether active or retired. Some say it’s a vestige of World War II heating oil rationing. Others say...
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Tidegate Closure Leads to Frustrations for City

February 18, 2015
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Tidegate Closure Leads to Frustrations for City

Endicott Avenue is a pretty tight street under normal circumstances, but when it begins to resemble rush hour traffic on I-93, something’s very wrong. Something definitely went very wrong in Beachmont last Saturday when the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) ordered the City of Revere and the Town of Winthrop to shut...
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School Board Expected to Name Kelly as New RPS Superintendent

February 12, 2015
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The School Committee was expected to pass a motion late Tuesday (after Journal deadlines) that would call for the Committee to begin contract negotiations with Dianne Kelly to make her the next superintendent of the Revere Public Schools. Kelly is currently the assistant superintendent behind Supt. Paul Dakin, who announced late last year that...
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