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Local Holiday Scenes Meet with Approval

December 24, 2014
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Though many controversies seem to erupt annually during the holiday season over religious displays and observances – particularly with regard to Christmas – Revere’s displays have never sparked any complaints and seem to be in line with a national poll released last week showing 72 percent of those surveyed aren’t offended by such displays...
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Hill School Brings Sunshine In

December 24, 2014
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If one is in the new Hill School, they better not throw rocks because it certainly is going to be a glass house. In a behind-the-scenes tour of the school, which is being buttoned up right now for the winter and just starting to take shape inside, one of the most prominent and striking...
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This the Season for Breaches, Account: Takeovers and Card Thieves — So Beware

December 23, 2014
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When it comes to identity theft, there is no time like the holidays. Christmas and New Year’s are prime times these days for thieves to gain access to credit cards, debit cards, bank accounts and a host of other personal information through security breaches or simple scams. No matter how they get one’s information,...
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Christmas lights up Hillside Ave.

December 23, 2014
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Christmas lights up Hillside Ave.

When one pulls up to the home of David and Kitty Adams on Hillside Avenue, at least during this time of year, they’re greeted with a six-foot-tall Santa Claus lawn ornament singing ‘Deck the Halls.’ The red glow of hundreds of Christmas lights and the busy buzzing of snowmen inflatables and a Christmas Day...
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Neglected Dogs are Revere’s Epidemic

December 23, 2014
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The numbers of dumped dogs in the city is reaching epidemic levels according to Lisa Cutting of Ocean View Kennels, which takes in stray and surrendered animals for the City of Revere. That’s on top of two puppies three weeks ago that were found dead in a trash bag behind a gas station on...
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Coming Together: Cafarelli Wants to See More Interaction Between Revere Police and Community

December 23, 2014
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In the wake of nationwide protests against policing tactics, Revere Police Chief Joe Cafarelli said he would be amenable to having officers wear body cameras, but he said a more lasting change would probably be to put programs in place that break the ice between the cops and the community. “With the cameras, it’s...
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Neglected Dogs are Revere’s Epidemic

December 23, 2014
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The numbers of dumped dogs in the city is reaching epidemic levels according to Lisa Cutting of Ocean View Kennels, which takes in stray and surrendered animals for the City of Revere. That’s on top of two puppies three weeks ago that were found dead in a trash bag behind a gas station on...
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Christmas Lights up Hillside Ave.

December 23, 2014
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Christmas Lights up Hillside Ave.

When one pulls up to the home of David and Kitty Adams on Hillside Avenue, at least during this time of year, they’re greeted with a six-foot-tall Santa Claus lawn ornament singing ‘Deck the Halls.’ The red glow of hundreds of Christmas lights and the busy buzzing of snowmen inflatables and a Christmas Day...
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Coming Together: Cafarelli Wants to see More Interaction Between Revere Police and Community

December 23, 2014
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In the wake of nationwide protests against policing tactics, Revere Police Chief Joe Cafarelli said he would be amenable to having officers wear body cameras, but he said a more lasting change would probably be to put programs in place that break the ice between the cops and the community. “With the cameras, it’s...
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Officials Start Planning for Dakin’s Departure

December 8, 2014
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The School Committee and Supt. Paul Dakin have worked out a succession plan that would have the popular superintendent of schools retiring next December. A new superintendent would likely be picked and put in place next fall, prior to Dakin’s departure. The School Committee has been working on the plan since last April to...
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Buonfiglio’s Coordinating Toy Drive for Families

December 8, 2014
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The Buonfiglio Funeral Home is mounting a campaign to help active and non-active military families get toys for Christmas. Paul S. Buonfiglio said the Operation Toy Soldier campaign is part of the national Veterans Funeral Care organization. The local campaign started on Monday, Dec. 1 and goes through Dec. 21. “I just wanted to...
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New Tree at City Hall for Christmas

December 8, 2014
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New Tree at City Hall for Christmas

There’s nothing better than a Christmas tree lighting. There’s the hot chocolate, the cookies, the caroling and the bright smiles. Unless you’re Scrooge or the Grinch, it’s an all-around fun time. But such a festive occasion can be brought down significantly if there is no tree. That’s the situation Revere found itself in after...
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Equipment Failure Causes Some Flooding Saturday

December 8, 2014
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A burnt out motor was apparently the cause of a tidegate that failed last Saturday and sent more than two feet of floodwaters into the Oak Island and lower Revere Street neighborhoods. Ward 5 Councillor John Powers said he plans to call for a full investigation as this is the second time this year...
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Economic Summit Shows Revere Is Moving Forward

November 27, 2014
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City leaders made their case for investing in Revere last Friday, showcasing the City with a presentation about how Revere – despite not getting the casino – is still poised for great things. Mayor Dan Rizzo announced his second Economic Development Summit with Economic Development Director John Festa in September shortly after not prevailing...
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Thanksgiving Can Be Difficult For Food Addicts

November 27, 2014
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Per the rules of Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA), the names have been changed to protect the identity of the group members, though their places of residence have stayed the same. The thought of Turkey Day brings fond memories for most of America, just for the fact that it’s simple: eat, sleep, eat...
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Revere Firefighters Knock Down 3-alarmer in Beachmont Section

November 27, 2014
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A three-alarm fire on Winthrop Avenue Friday afternoon kept firefighters busy for hours, but caused no extensive damages and resulted in no major injuries. That said, the bright orange flames towering from the roof of the home at 926 Winthrop Ave. – just diagonally across from the old Beachmont Fire Station – would have...
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Harley Dealership to Open in Linden Square

November 27, 2014
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The Boston Harley Davidson sales and service mega-store on Revere Beach Parkway in Everett closed last week and could open in Revere’s Linden Square as early as this week. The Revere store plans to open on Nov. 29 – Black Friday. The Everett store officially closed on Thursday, Nov. 20. For years, the only...
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MGH Stresses Getting Families to go Outside

November 18, 2014
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One of the oldest outdoors clubs in American and one of the newest programs from Mass General Hospital (MGH) are teaming up to fight a growing problem – the sedentary lifestyles of local young people, which often gives way to childhood obesity. MGH’s Revere and Chelsea Clinics and the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) are...
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Baker-Coakley Race Razor Thin in Revere

November 18, 2014
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More than 11,000 voters came out on Nov. 4 for the State Election, and the local results for the gubernatorial race mimicked the razor thin margins that were seen statewide – except with Democratic candidate Martha Coakley barely winning in Revere. Locally, Coakley beat Baker by 234 votes, 47.5 percent (5,546 votes) to Baker’s...
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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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