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A Proud Tradition of Service

November 18, 2014
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A Proud Tradition of Service

When Francella Clark – a long-time member of the Revere American Legion Post #61 – signed up for the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during the Korean War, it wasn’t the first time a proud warrior from her family had gone off to war. In fact, that tradition in her family goes back much further...
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Organization was the Key to Baker’s Results in Revere

November 18, 2014
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A close vote for Republican Charlie Baker in Revere is being considered nothing less than a victory this week for local Republicans, as well as for many local Democrats who broke ranks and supported Baker. Though Baker came up about 234 votes short of winning Revere, he scored big in key precincts around Ward...
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Tax Bills Expected to Rise Slightly

November 11, 2014
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The City has set its property tax rates this week, and while the rates are down, taxes are expected to rise slightly. Assessor Andy Iovanna said recent revaluations of property in the city showed an increase in values of, on average, about 10 percent. Meanwhile, the tax rate was set after key votes Monday...
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Everett MBTA Land Sale Still has Issues

November 11, 2014
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One major concern for Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo has been put to rest in the MBTA land sale with Wynn Resorts on Lower Broadway, but the problems are not solved totally for Rizzo. Rob DeSalvio, senior vice president of development, recently told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) that recent land surveys have shown that...
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Not a Trick nor a Treat: Revere Fire Captain Arrested Following Incident on Friday

November 11, 2014
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Not a Trick nor a Treat: Revere Fire Captain Arrested Following Incident on Friday

A Revere fire captain has been arrested and charged with an alleged brutal attack on three teens during Halloween night on Dale Street, and at the same time, Revere Police now are investigating what they think might be a retaliatory house shooting later on that same night that was meant to send a message...
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Police Train for Restraint with Real Life Scenarios

November 11, 2014
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Two Revere Police Officers stood in the back of a semi-trailer outfitted as a shooting range last month staring at a movie screen and ready to use their firearms if necessary. As the movie scene played out, two officers stood about 20 feet from the screen as a chaotic scene erupted. The interactive movie...
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Revere’s Virgin Mary’s: A lawn Affair

October 30, 2014
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When Patrick Lentz first moved to Revere with his family, the 5-year-old and his brothers eagerly took to the front yard to play a game of hide-and-seek. As Lentz crawled under the limbs and leaves of the front bushes, in the back of the foliage he saw a small white statue of a woman....
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Councillors Unhappy with Rumney Flats Ribbon Cutting

October 30, 2014
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The newest residences in Revere – some 261 units of apartments on Ward Street dubbed Rumney Flats – might have a sparse ribbon cutting come Nov. 25. The developer announced this week that they are planning a Nov. 25 ribbon cutting on the 261-unit apartment complex that was once scaled down in 2012 to...
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Market Basket Opening Draws Thousands on Sunday

October 30, 2014
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The Sun had barely cracked the horizon Sunday morning, but shoppers were already wheeling out carts stocked with food, water and other necessities after flooding the new Revere Market Basket well before the official opening hour. “It’s like Christmas,” said Susan DiRusso of Milano Avenue at just after 7 a.m. on Sunday. “I’m like...
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Last Dance Planned at Suffolk Downs?

October 25, 2014
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One of the last potential parties at Suffolk Downs will take place this Saturday night, Oct. 25, and will benefit the Boston Children’s Hospital via the NHL Alumni Pro-Am Kick Off for 2015. Organizer Kevin Chiles said the party goes towards raising funds to get the ‘Boston Strong’ pro-am team into the tournament that...
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Parent Questions Teaching of Islam, Religions in World History at Revere Middle Schools

October 25, 2014
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A flap over the history curriculum regarding world religions – specifically teachings about Islam – in the Revere middle schools has gone to the Boston media and caused a number of parents to ask questions and inquire about what is, indeed, being taught to children. Superintendent Paul Dakin said the genesis of the complaint...
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Market Basket to Open Doors in Revere on Sunday

October 25, 2014
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Market Basket to Open Doors in Revere on Sunday

In the parking lot of the new Market Basket at Northgate Monday morning, workers outside were spiffying up the outside and moving carriages inside – but they weren’t getting much done in between having to answer numerous questions from the excited passers-by, many that are greatly anticipating this Sunday’s (Oct. 26) opening at 7...
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Guinasso Opposed to Bicycle Lane Location on Revere Street

October 25, 2014
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Guinasso Opposed to Bicycle Lane Location on Revere Street

If Councillor Arthur Guinasso has his way, the new bicycle lane on Revere Street would pedal off into the sunset. The Ward 3 councillor remains a strong opponent of the siting of the dedicated lane running westbound on Revere Street – saying he’s not against bicycle lanes or bicyclists, but doesn’t believe the location...
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MGC Issues Warning About Lying to Commission

October 25, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) didn’t take any drastic action at last Thursday’s meeting concerning the federal indictment of three men in the Everett land deal, but it did issue a stern – if not comical – warning to those who might ponder being less than truthful to the Commission in the future. “As...
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Rizzo Looks to Block MBTA Sale to Wynn

October 19, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo has called for the MBTA to stop in its tracks on a land sale to Wynn Resorts – a crucial sale of land that will allow the proposed casino to create an access road on Everett-only land and to avoid troubles with Boston. Rizzo listed five specific reasons why the MBTA...
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Zarah Magazine Looks to Present a Positive Viewpoint Of Arab Culture and to Bridge Gaps in the Community

October 19, 2014
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‘Hijack’ is a contentious word to use when speaking about Arab American culture, but it’s exactly what Rachid Moukhabir says has happened to his culture worldwide – and he’s combatting that unfortunate view with a new magazine called ‘Zarah’ that highlights the positives of Arab American culture in Revere and the entire area. “I’m...
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School Officials Put Planning in Place in Case of Ebola

October 19, 2014
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In Dallas a few weeks ago, an ambulance company responded to a 9-1-1 call to make a routine pickup at an apartment building for a man who seemed to have the flu. For an ambulance worker or a first responder, such a call is the most routine of routine calls. However, unbeknownst to those...
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Revere, Neighbor Districts Unite To Handle ‘Urban Migrant’ Students

October 19, 2014
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The Revere Public Schools (RPS) have soared above 7,000 students in total enrollment this year in what is likely the largest student population ever – or at least in recent history. That said, it’s not only a Revere problem, district officials said, and as surrounding districts also soar in enrollment, a point of unity...
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Lightbody Indicted Over Wynn Land Sale

October 13, 2014
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Revere resident Charlie Lightbody said this week that a federal indictment handed down last Thursday alleging he and two other men tried to hoodwink investigators regarding the casino land deal in Everett is weak and based purely on speculation. The 13-page indictment came down on Thursday afternoon after a Federal Grand Jury closed up...
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Rev. Granitsas Celebrates 40 Years in the Pulpit

October 6, 2014
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When Rev. Nick Granitsas interviewed for the pastors job at Revere’s First Congregational Church some 40 years ago, he immediately knew that God was leading him to Revere. Call it a hunch, or as Rev. Granitsas calls it, the Holy Spirit, but there was no mistaking the fact that Revere and Rev. Granitsas were...
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