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Sharing a Laugh and 100 Years

February 5, 2014
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Sharing a Laugh and 100 Years

Revere’s Sal Santoro has a lifetime of memories and stories that he often shares around the Revere Senior Center, and on Tuesday he was able to share his 100th birthday with his many friends and family members at the Center. A veteran of World War II in France and Germany – and also a...

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City Struggles to Fund Fire Union Award

February 5, 2014
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The City will have to dip into the Rainy Day Fund to the tune of $1.65 million to pay a recently awarded contract settlement to the Revere Firefighter’s Union – a settlement that includes $2 million in retroactive pay and one that was far in excess of the City’s final offer. The firefighters have...

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Suffolk Downs Opens Doors for RHS Graduation

February 5, 2014
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With the Harry Della Russo Stadium likely out of commission this June, Suffolk Downs has stepped up to the plate to allow this year’s senior class at Revere High School to use the track’s facilities for graduation exercises. Graduation will be moved to a Thursday this year, away from the traditional Wednesday exercises, to...

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Spelling Bees Make a Comeback in Revere Schools

January 30, 2014
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Spelling Bees Make a Comeback in Revere Schools

It doesn’t take one single watt of electricity to run a spelling bee; nor is a computer or mobile device required to crown the best speller in a Revere school. In an educational world that is increasingly computerized and Internet savvy, Spelling Bees don’t quite fit the typical mold of modern innovation. Yet, at...

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Details, Overtime Approaching $400,000 to Watch Stalled Project

January 30, 2014
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Details, Overtime Approaching $400,000 to Watch Stalled Project

P ayments for police details and overtime for Department of Public Works (DPW) watches are nearing $400,000 this week at the Winthrop Avenue sewer project that seems to be dormant and stalled. City records revealed that – as of Jan. 15 – police detail payments to monitor the stalled project (where there is currently...

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Dogged Efforts by Revere Police Lead to Alleged ‘Kidnap Scammers’

January 30, 2014
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The frantic calls would come into residents at any time of the day. The mostly-Spanish speaking victims would hurriedly be told that a family member had been in a car accident with a violent criminal; that the violent criminal was upset and had a gun to the relative’s head and would kill them if...

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Gov. Chooses Revere to Announce Task Force on Safety and Security

January 22, 2014
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Gov. Chooses Revere to Announce Task Force on Safety and Security

The Whelan School Library served as the backdrop for Gov. Deval Patrick to sign an Executive Order last Thursday morning calling for a state task force on school safety and security. The task force would be made up of numerous state cabinet members – from public safety to human services – and would report...

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Gun Violence Report to Urge Disclosure on Mental Health Records

January 22, 2014
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A statewide report on gun ownership and gun violence will be in the hands of House Speaker Bob DeLeo (D-Winthrop) as soon as this week and will likely contain recommendations to increase the disclosure of state mental health records for those pursuing a legal firearm permit. Any such recommendation, and subsequent legislative action, would...

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Powers, Rotondo out; Nowicki Backs Vincent: State Representative Race Primary Is March 4

January 22, 2014
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Two more candidates have dropped out of the state representative race this week, and a former candidate has endorsed candidate RoseLee Vincent. Paul Nowicki, a long-time community activist and former President of the Chelsea City Council, announced late last week he would endorse Revere’s RoseLee Vincent for state representative in the 16th Suffolk District...

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Uncertainty for RHS Ice Hockey Season

January 22, 2014
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The Revere High School (RHS) hockey team – which was likely bound for the state tournament in only the second year for Head Coach Joe Ciccarello – is on the verge of having to forfeit all of its eight wins due to a paperwork snafu for one of the team’s best players – who...

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Hill School Groundbreaking to Be in February

January 22, 2014
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The groundbreaking for the new Hill School will likely come in the second week of February, according to City officials. Superintendent Paul Dakin said the schools are ramping up for the groundbreaking and the upcoming construction project – something that hasn’t been done since the Paul Revere School was under construction in 2009. “Running...

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Forward Momentum: Rizzo Honors Several Residents in Annual State of City Address

January 15, 2014
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Forward Momentum: Rizzo Honors Several Residents in Annual State of City Address

Mayor Dan Rizzo recalled several noteworthy events from 2013, made an extensive pitch for the casino project at Suffolk Downs and honored several residents for achievements during a 40-minute State of the City speech in front of the City Council Monday night. In a speech that was less about policy and more about highlighting...

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Race Heats up for Rep. Seat

January 15, 2014
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The crowded field of potential candidates that emerged last week in the race for Kathi-Anne Reinstein’s state representative seat has thinned out considerably in just a week’s time. Those who have ponied up and are continuing on are, from Revere, RoseLee Vincent, Linda Rosa and George Rotondo. From Chelsea, political newcomer and attorney Josh...

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Mohegan Sun Officials Tell Council of Unique Elements in Resort Plan

January 15, 2014
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Mohegan Sun officials appeared at the City Council on Monday night and painted a dazzling picture of rooftop gardens, solar power, electrical generation plants and food scraps from the resort that would be turned into natural gas via a company in Waltham. The visit to the Council was just one of many visits around...

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Councillors Vote to Restore Funding Levels

January 15, 2014
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One of the first actions of new Council President Tony Zambuto would likely increase the Council’s expense account by $120 per month. Zambuto introduced his motion on Monday night as the last piece of business at the meeting calling for the City Clerk’s Office Supply account to be restored to 2009 budgetary levels. He...

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Mohegan Featured on CBS’s ‘undercover Boss’

January 8, 2014
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Mohegan Featured on CBS’s ‘undercover Boss’

Over the past year, casino operators from Vegas to Connecticut have been trying to give residents of Massachusetts a behind-the-scenes look at employee experiences in their respective companies. This Friday, Jan. 10, one need to look no further than the family television to get a glimpse of the real life of a Mohegan Sun...

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Decisions, Decisions MGC Begins to Review Huge Phase 2 Applications from Mohegan, Wynn

January 8, 2014
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After spending nearly $12 million to do extensive background checks on resort casino applicants, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has switched gears this week for the final stretch in the Greater Boston casino licensing process after accepting Phase 2 applications on Dec. 31 from both Wynn Resorts and Mohegan Sun. The MGC also received...

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Abandoned Dog Problem Continues in Revere

January 8, 2014
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As one abandoned dog story came to a happy ending during the Christmas holiday, seven more sad stories emerged for the folks at Ocean View Kennels – who hold a contract with the City to care for abandoned pooches found within the city. Over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, Lisa Cutting of Ocean...

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Reinstein To Resign House Seat

January 8, 2014
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State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein officially resigned suddenly from her state representative seat on Thursday morning – a somewhat surprising turn of events that has her taking a job with Jamaica Plain’s Boston Beer Company, brewers of the Sam Adams beers. She will resign the seat as of Jan. 17, and will assume the position...

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Candidates Lining up For House Seat

January 8, 2014
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The news of an open state representative seat late last week quickly turned into a who’s in and who’s out discussion – as many local pols in Revere and Chelsea continue to weigh their options in regards to making a Beacon Hill run. The news of Kathi-Anne Reinstein’s departure didn’t completely shock anyone, but...

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