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Pizza Ghiena Wars

April 23, 2014
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Pizza Ghiena Wars

Revere’s Michael Chiesa had eaten his mother’s Pizza Ghiena at Easter time for decades. The coveted recipe was a closely-held family secret that existed only in the memory of his mother, Laura Chiesa. That recipe had been passed down to Laura verbally from her mother – who more than likely brought it over from...

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Runners on Your Mark: Revere Officers, Chief to Run Marathon after Playing Key Roles in Bombing Story

April 16, 2014
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Runners on Your Mark: Revere Officers, Chief to Run Marathon after Playing Key Roles in Bombing Story

When Sgt. Mike Mason crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon last year, the blast from the first bomb erupted literally before he could even catch his breath. Mason can even be seen crossing the finish line just seconds before first bomb erupted in the crowd. He said he turned and – despite...

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Reardon Won’t Seek Rep. Seat in Fall

April 16, 2014
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City Councillor Stephen Reardon said this week that he will not run for state representative this fall, leaving a much clearer shot for newly elected State Rep. RoseLee Vincent. The councillor did, however, hint at a possible councillor at-large run. Reardon has contemplated a run for quite some time, and said as much publicly...

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Surprise Concert Gives RHS Students Look at Sierra Leone

April 16, 2014
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There is no better way to learn about the African country of Sierra Leone than to bring a little piece of it to school with you. That’s exactly what happened for the entire student body of Revere High School (RHS) last Wednesday, April 9, when the acclaimed Sierra Leone Refugee All-Star Band showed up...

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Another Delay: Casino License Award Moved Back Indefinitely Due to Boston Concerns

April 9, 2014
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Waiting seems to be the name of the game when it comes to gaming in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) announced last Friday that it would be delaying the award of a Greater Boston resort casino license indefinitely. The timeline to award a casino license in Greater Boston has steadily moved back for...

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RHS Graduates Getting into the Top Colleges

April 9, 2014
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School officials are declaring that this year’s senior class could be one of the best in decades, as scores of students have been accepted into loads of prestigious colleges and universities this spring. Top of that list is Alejandro Rojas, who has been accepted to seven Ivy League schools already and is waitlisted on...

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Move over Hollywood: Hollywood High School; RHS Students, Faculty Produce Full-length Feature Film to Be Premiered at Showcase

April 9, 2014
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For a Revere High School (RHS) student, becoming the starlet of a feature-length movie could be as easy as getting a hall pass and walking to the bathroom. That’s exactly what happened to RHS Senior Alyssa Belcastro, who was plucked from the hallways of Revere High earlier this year, and will play the starring...

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Runner Looks at Marathon Re-run

April 9, 2014
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Last year, as Revere’s Jalon Fowler passed the 21st mile in the 26-mile Boston Marathon, State Troopers descended onto the racecourse and abruptly put an end to her race. There was confusion and a lot unanswered questions that Fowler now knows the answers to all too well – that being someone had set a...

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26 Suspects Nabbed in Early Morning Drug Raid Here

April 2, 2014
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26 Suspects Nabbed in Early Morning Drug Raid Here

Revere Police have announced that they worked a three-month investigation and took down some 26 persons accused of dealing drugs – mostly heroin – including one man who is still being sought and is believed to knowingly have sold a lethal bag of Fentanyl-laced heroin to a user who overdosed and died in February....

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Planet Fitness to Host ‘The Biggest Loser’ Call

April 2, 2014
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The Planet Fitness at Northgate in Revere will serve as the New England outpost for a casting call to NBC’s ‘The Biggest Loser’ reality television show. It’s the second year in a row that the casting call will be held at the Revere gym, said owner Tim Morrissette. “This year should be even more...

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Jewelry Box Celebrates 38th Anniversary

April 2, 2014
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The Jewelry Box on Broadway Revere has helped generations of people celebrate their anniversaries, and now the store is celebrating a little milestone of its own. Tom Yourawski and co-owner Justin Puopolo are celebrating the store’s 38th Anniversary this month and, according to “Uncle Tommy,” the time has gone by too fast. “I don’t...

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Vincent Cruises to Victory in the 16th; Chelsea’s Taylor wins Prattville

April 2, 2014
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Revere’s RoseLee Vincent cruised to victory Tuesday night, besting Republican Todd Taylor of Chelsea by 880 votes and winning overall 1,466 to 586 (not including results from two Saugus precincts). Chelsea’s Taylor pulled out a win in his hometown, but couldn’t best Vincent – who won via a larger Revere vote on what was...

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Hill School Groundbreaking, Fulfillment of Longstanding Promise

March 28, 2014
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Hill School Groundbreaking, Fulfillment of Longstanding Promise

Hill Park is officially no more. A groundbreaking ceremony on Monday to welcome in the new Hill School officially put generations of softball games, tennis matches, pickup basketball games and swinging children into the history books of the City. Ushered in were the smiles of future and past generations of parents, students and teachers...

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Robert Casoli the Hero Few Knew about: Helped save 2,200 Refugees in Daring Korean War Mission

March 28, 2014
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Robert Casoli the Hero Few Knew about: Helped save 2,200 Refugees in Daring Korean War Mission

There are some people who never shy away from the spotlight in any situation, and then there are those like the late Robert Casoli – who, when the spotlight was turned in his direction for good reason, turned and walked the other way. Casoli, who would have been 84 last Friday, passed away in...

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MGC Casino Hearing Draws Packed House for Mohegan

March 28, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) stared down a packed room late on Tuesday afternoon that was full of casino advocates ready to tell them that Revere is the right place for a resort casino. Tuesday was the first local input public hearing for the Greater Boston region with MGC Commissioners hearing testimony from those...

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Separated by U.S. Policy: Revere Family Hopes to Reunite after Immigration Battle, Protest

March 18, 2014
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Revere native Maria Peniche, 23, stood  on the U.S. Border in San Diego last week. Her parents, Alberto and Ines – former Revere residents for many years, were on the other side of that border – in Tijuana, Mexico. For eight months, they had been unable to embrace. Last week, they were able to...

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Lighthouse Expansion Helps Home to Keep up with Industry Changes

March 18, 2014
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As the steel goes up and concrete floors begin to be poured, the expansion of the Lighthouse Nursing Home will begin to help the vaunted Revere home take a step into the future of medical rehabilitation care. Last October, work began on the expansion project and now the skeleton has been assembled and soon...

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RHS Will Compete for Gold Medal in National Urban School Competition

March 18, 2014
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Revere High School has advanced to the final eight schools in the nation for one of three gold medals to be awarded by the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) in San Diego – the pre-eminent national award for the top urban schools in America. Revere School officials received a letter on Monday...

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The American Dream: Local Family Goes from the Italian Countryside to the Ivy League

March 12, 2014
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The American Dream: Local Family Goes from the Italian Countryside to the Ivy League

Just two generations ago in the Italian countryside, in the aftermath of World War II, the D’Ambrosio family’s patriarch – Antonio ‘Tony’ D’Ambrosio – walked the fields of his family’s Avellino farm without any shoes. His feet became tough and calloused, and he remembers the embarrassment of not having “Sunday pants” for church. When...

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New Horse Barns Planned for Eastie Not to Be Off-site

March 12, 2014
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A plan submitted by Suffolk Downs to state environmental regulators calls for the horse barns in Revere to be relocated to the East Boston side of the property, built out under the existing Grandstand and in new buildings adjacent to the track on the Boston side – a plan that eliminates the previously idea...

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