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SJC Allows Casino Question on State Ballot

June 25, 2014
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Revere voters will go to the polls to vote on casinos for a third time this November – and this time they will be joined by the rest of the state – after the Supreme Judicial Court issued an early and surprising ruling Tuesday morning to allow the casino repeal question on the ballot...

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Future of Northgate Market Basket Uncertain Following Sudden Ouster of Key Executives

June 25, 2014
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The fate of the Market Basket store at Northgate Mall in Revere hangs perilously in the balance this week as the DeMoulas family squabble that started last fall has ratcheted up a notch due to the sudden ouster of the company president and two other key executives on Monday. The DeMoulas Board of Directors,...

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Council Okays New City Budget

June 25, 2014
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Revere City Councillors approved the $160.92 million budget on Monday night, but with no small amount of pushback from a vocal – but growing – minority of councillors who are wary of increased spending. At the same time, the Council approved a plan to use $2.5 million of Free Cash to shore up a...

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Washington Ave. Projects Gets Favorable Nod

June 25, 2014
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A new building project on Washington Avenue by a former business partner of Mayor Dan Rizzo got a hearing at the Council on Monday night, and most appeared to be warm to the plan. The plan calls for a three-story, mixed-use building with 20 residential units at 770-778 Washington Ave. The plan came before...

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Looking for an Edge: Schools Look to Technology for Early Childhood Learning

June 17, 2014
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Looking for an Edge: Schools Look to Technology for Early Childhood Learning

Several years ago, when the Revere Public Schools were looking to get an edge, they invested in full-day kindergarten for all students – and the rewards have born out with major awards for the high school recently and students that tout impressive resumes. Now, looking to maintain that edge, but strapped for classroom space,...

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From Classroom to Revere Council: Giannino Says It’s Time to Slow down

June 17, 2014
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There aren’t many who – in one day – debate the latest methods of elementary education in a college classroom, apply and sell expensive cosmetics at the mall and then take votes on important City ordinances late into the night. However, it’s a balancing act that City Councillor Jessica Giannino, 22, has been carrying...

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Bisignani to Resign as Nahant Manager

June 17, 2014
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Former long-time City of Revere Auditor Andrew Bisignani has put in a letter of resignation as Town Administrator in Nahant amidst an investigation into town contracts allegedly awarded improperly to preferred candidates – some of them Revere businesses. The Boston Globe first reported the story Monday. Bisignani, a Harvard University graduate who grew up...

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Water Rates Approved: Council Not Happy with Lack of Savings

June 10, 2014
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Revere City Councillors begrudgingly approved water and sewer rates on Monday night, with the bone of contention being that several councillors were wondering why there hasn’t yet been any savings for ratepayers even after several years and several millions dollars worth of work on the system. In general, rates didn’t rise nearly as much...

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City to Replace Old Water Meters

June 10, 2014
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The City is preparing next month to roll out a $3.7 million water meter replacement program that will modernize the way the City monitors and bills ratepayers. Mayor Dan Rizzo told the City Council on Monday that bids have been received and the City is ready to roll out the program in July –...

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Police Investigate Use of Tasers

June 10, 2014
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The Revere Police are exploring the option of carrying electric Tasers as part of their standard equipment – a move they believe might help decrease incidences of violence toward the police. “I know now we are exploring all options and seeing if it’s the right thing for our officers,” said Lt. Amy O’Hara. “They’re...

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Mayor Dips into Reserves to Balance Budget

June 4, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo proposed a $160.92 million budget Monday night, and informed councillors that he has made the tough decision to – for the second year in a row – dip into the Rainy Day Reserve Fund to balance the budget. It was an overall increase of 4.3 percent ($6.6 million) over last year...

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RHA Announces Property Rehabs

June 4, 2014
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The Revere Housing Authority (RHA) is preparing to embark on an aggressive schedule to repair 14 units at five scattered-site properties throughout the Shirley Avenue area. Executive Director Linda Shaw and Board Member George Anzuoni announced the $1.6 million project this week, saying that it hinged upon an $800,000 grant from the state that...

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Revere High Valedictorian to Attend MIT

June 4, 2014
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Though only there for a short time, Karina Kalinina can still recall the rigid strictness of her suburban Moscow school when she was in the first grade. The Revere High School (RHS) valedictorian remembers penmanship was taught with fervor, and how one small mistake could lead to a major penalty. “Penmanship was stressed there...

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Suffolk Downs Scratches Four Racing Days in June

June 4, 2014
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The uncertainty of the casino licensing process this summer has caused Suffolk Downs to scratch four live racing days this month, officials said. The track requested from the Mass Gaming Commission (MGC), Racing Division, during last Friday’s meeting the ability to eliminate live racing on June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24...

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Memorial Day Exercises Recognizes 70th Anniversary of D-Day

May 28, 2014
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Memorial Day Exercises Recognizes 70th Anniversary of D-Day

The Sun came out just long enough to brighten up the City of Revere’s solemn Memorial Day Exercises, with another large crowd on hand this year to hear the remembrances of World War II veteran Thomas Hill. Veterans Agent Nick Bua was the emcee of the event and he started off the ceremonies on...

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RHS Is Best in USA: Named Top Urban School by NCUST

May 28, 2014
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It’s good to be the best, and this week, Revere High School (RHS) is just that. On Friday, RHS was named the lone high school Gold Medal winner in the nation by the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) at San Diego State University – making the school on School Street the top...

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Decision on Casino License Delayed

May 20, 2014
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Indefinitely has turned into mid-September for the casino licensing deadline in Greater Boston, but many are growing frustrated with the process and, privately, not many are certain the new September deadline will stick. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) released an updated, estimated schedule on Monday afternoon that could push the licensing decision out to...

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Suffolk Downs Committed to Horse Racing

May 20, 2014
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Suffolk Downs is on the road and working its hardest to reassure the horse racing community that – despite recent news about a so-called wavering commitment to racing – they are still all in at that track. News broke last week concerning a letter sent to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) from Suffolk Downs...

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Lights, Camera and an Award: Jonathan Salemi Takes Award at Boston Film Festival

May 20, 2014
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Boston has been good to Jonathan Salemi. The Revere native continues to build onto his movie directing library and the Boston International Film Festival last month was yet another stab at success. Salemi returned with another short film entered into the festival this year, this one called ‘Chasing the Past,’ and took back to...

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Rizzo Calls on Demoulas to Open Store

May 20, 2014
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Echoing the frustrations of virtually the entire city, Mayor Dan Rizzo sent a strongly worded letter to the Board of Demoulas Supermarkets (Market Basket) this week asking them to open the new, but vacant, building at Northgate or the City will look into legal options. The Market Basket coming to Revere was a highly...

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