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Casino Opponents Focus on Problems at Last Week’s Rally

February 19, 2014
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Casino Opponents Focus on Problems at Last Week’s Rally

With larger than life yellow ‘No Casino’ signs posted last week at f the First Congregational Church – signs that showed Paul Revere yelling “The Problems Are Coming” – anti-casino advocates decried the problems they see on the horizon if a casino is allowed in the upcoming Feb. 25 referendum vote. With Revere’s Joe...

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City Officials Make Push at Neighborhood Meetings

February 19, 2014
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City officials and Mohegan Sun executives – including the company’s chief executive officer – hit the campaign trail this week greeting residents  and asking voters to get out and vote ‘yes’ for the casino proposal in the Feb. 25 citywide referendum. Chief among those gatherings was Monday night at the Jack Satter House, where...

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Boy Scouts Are Asked to Leave St. Anthony’s

February 19, 2014
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They say no good turn goes unpunished and the recently revived Revere Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troop are trying to figure out why their good turns were rejected recently by St. Anthony’s Church. Several Scout volunteers contacted the Journal about the eviction of the Scouts from the Church, and Troop 15 Cub Scout...

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Carpenters Council Files Bid Protest on Hill School; May Delay Groundbreaking

February 19, 2014
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Groundbreaking on the new Hill School could be imperiled if a bid protest by the New England Council of Carpenters makes any traction at the Attorney General’s Office. Organizers for the Carpenters – which represents 28,000 workers in New England, including Revere – said they had filed an official bid protest with the AG...

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Attraction to Necco Much Sweeter This Year

February 13, 2014
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Attraction to Necco Much Sweeter This Year

There is likely no candy that says ‘Valentine’s Day’ quite as well as a Necco Sweetheart, and while the Revere company is front and center during the lover’s holiday, February at the factory is a very quiet time. All the Sweethearts have been made – with production on them ramping up as early as...

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A Revere Love Story

February 13, 2014
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A Revere Love Story

All too often marriage vows fall short of the promise of “until death do us part,” but in the case of one man and his late wife, those vows went through a long and happy life – and then even beyond the grave. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Revere resident and East Boston...

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City Preparing to File Amendement for Water and Sewer Decree

February 13, 2014
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The City is preparing to file an amendment with the U.S. Department of Justice to its costly consent decree related to historic water and sewer violations. Mayor Dan Rizzo said the administration and the City Solicitor’s Office will submit an amendment to lengthen the time the City has to complete the full array of...

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New High School Top Priority for Casino Dollars

February 13, 2014
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Supt. Paul Dakin and Mayor Dan Rizzo said this week that one of the first things on the docket if casino monies come to Revere would be a new high school. In a letter to the Journal, Dakin wrote that the mayor has indicated he would support spending monies on a new high school...

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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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