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Oil Boom Could Result in Lower Heating Bills

December 20, 2013
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Oil Boom Could Result in Lower Heating  Bills

Just five years ago, America seemed to be at a crisis point when it came to its energy needs, and nowhere was that more apparent around here than in home heating bills – whether for heating oil or natural gas. In fact, during the presidential election of 2008, both candidates preached about the need...

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Kennel Looking for Right Person to Adopt ‘Hugo’

December 20, 2013
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The stretch of tough economic times has taken its toll on God’s creatures, and none so more than the family dog. Despite the festive time of year, Lisa Cutting of Ocean View Kennels on North Shore Road said Christmas has been a downer for her over the last few years due to the fact...

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Property Tax Rates Announced

December 11, 2013
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The City has set the property tax rate for this fiscal year, with residential and commercial rates falling one penny and values changing sporadically from neighborhood to neighborhood. City Assessor Andy Iovanna reported on Tuesday that the tax rates had been certified at: •Residential, $15.55 per $1,000 of value •Commercial, $31.55 per $1,000 of...

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Revere Schools Stick to Regs on Head Lice

December 11, 2013
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Head lice has never been an enticing topic within the schools, but more and more parents around the country are growing concerned as new policies recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has spread across the country. In Revere this school year, several parents have had reason to be concerned due to the...

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Trailer Pk. Successfully Rezoned; Makes Way for Potential Hotel

December 11, 2013
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City Councillors voted 10-0 to rezone the Parkway Mobile Home Park on Monday night, taking it from a residential district to a Technology Enterprise District (TED) and clearing the way for a potential 12-story hotel on the site. The park has been the source of controversy for some time, and under the present ownership,...

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Coming to Town: Santa Claus Arrives in Revere on Thursday by Helicopter

December 4, 2013
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Santa Claus is coming to town this Thursday, but not by the usual means. Aided by a local tour company, Santa will drop into Harry Dello Russo Stadium on Thursday by helicopter where Mayor Dan Rizzo will warmly greet him. Both will then lead a parade up Broadway to City Hall where there will...

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Car Rental Surcharge Receipts Show Drop

December 4, 2013
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Quarterly payments to the City for the all-important car rental surcharge have sagged tremendously during the first quarter of the fiscal year – leading some to believe that the biggest rental company in the city, Thrifty, is no longer paying into the fund. Questions have circulated endlessly within local government over the last few...

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Snowy Owls at Point of Pines

December 4, 2013
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In late November, snow wouldn’t be out of the question in the Point of Pines, but snowy owls would certainly be a pretty big question mark just about any time of the year. However, that’s just what Eric Harrison found on the Beach Thanksgiving week when he was out photographing ducks and other birds....

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It Is on the Calendar: Thanksgivukkah Brings Together Two Holidays for One Night Only

November 26, 2013
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It Is on the Calendar: Thanksgivukkah Brings Together Two Holidays for One Night Only

Roasted Turkey, Challah bread, Latkes (potato pancakes) with a side of cranberry-applesauce don’t often converge on the fourth Thursday in November, but Hanukkah and Thanksgiving don’t often coincide either – and, in fact, after this Thursday, they won’t coincide again for 79,043 years. So, basically, it’s a one-time shot and many Jewish residents are...

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MGC Considers Letting Revere-only Casino Application Continue

November 26, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) kept alive the Revere-only casino proposal by Suffolk Downs at a meeting last Thursday  – but they didn’t do that until after Mayor Dan Rizzo and Suffolk Downs officials gave brilliant narratives. MGC Chair Steve Crosby concluded the meeting with a deep sigh, noting it was a tough decision....

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Our Own Nessy

November 20, 2013
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Our Own Nessy

Its eyes pierce through the night from deep out in the darkness of Mill Creek. Its form can be seen out of the corner of one’s eye while driving down the Parkway or cruising the tracks on the Commuter Rail. Its serpentine movements have been enough to distract even the most focused power walker...

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Going to the MGC: to Outline Steps for Revere Project at Suffolk Downs

November 20, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) will call Suffolk Downs before its board on Thursday during a regularly scheduled meeting to explain how the track intends to proceed with a Revere-only casino project at its property that straddles the Eastie/Revere line. MGC officials announced on Tuesday that there are enough questions about the Revere-only project...

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Casino in Revere Being Considered

November 13, 2013
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In the wake of a ‘no’ casino vote in East Boston last Tuesday – Suffolk Downs and the City of Revere are preparing to make an 11th hour pitch to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) for a scaled-down casino development located at the barn area entirely in Revere. The plan by Suffolk brings up...

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Broadway Revamp Gets $1.5M from State

November 13, 2013
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The downtown Broadway Business District got a shot in the arm Tuesday morning in the form of a $1.5 million state grant. Mayor Dan Rizzo and state Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki announced that the City had won a MassWorks grant for infrastructure improvement. Bialecki and Rizzo said the award would go...

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Correggio, Zambuto Led Spending for At-large Race

November 13, 2013
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City Councillors John Correggio and Tony Zambuto far outspent and far outraised every other councillor in the at-large Council race this year, but with far different results. While Correggio led the field in spending and raised more money than everyone else, he failed to get a seat. Meanwhile, Zambuto was second in both categories,...

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Escapee Found on Noble St.

November 13, 2013
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An Alabama man who had escaped prison in September while serving a 50-year sentence was taken in after a standoff at a home on Noble Street Tuesday. The man had been in Revere for approximately one week after having been on the run through several states. He was staying at the home of his...

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Revere Says Yes – but East Boston Says No to Suffolk

November 6, 2013
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The overall casino plan is in turmoil after Tuesday’s election, despite the best effort of a Revere electorate that voted for a casino 59 percent to 38 percent. East Boston, however, spoiled the jackpot – shooting down the casino plan at Suffolk Downs by a vote 62 percent to 38 percent. Nevertheless, a clear...

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MCAS Scores Show Students in for the Long Haul Find Success

November 6, 2013
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As Revere Public Schools officials dig into the details of their MCAS scores this fall, one thing has jumped out at them – kids who have stayed in the system compete with the best students in the state. But they don’t start out that way. “The story here is these communities like Revere have...

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Medical Marijuana Store Proposed for Revere

November 6, 2013
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A Revere hotel operator and a team of associates – including former Worcester County Sheriff Guy Glodis – has applied to operate a medical marijuana center on Railroad Avenue in Revere. Boston Wellness Association of Lynnfield – run by Rodeway Inn owner Matthew Philbin – will come before the City Council for public hearing...

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Brady to Cookson: It’s a Touchdown

October 30, 2013
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Brady to Cookson: It’s a Touchdown

Over the past 19 months, 10-year-old Ricky Cookson has had to deal with the kinds of things no kid should have to deal with – getting treatments, listening to doctors talk about his illness and keep upbeat while having to stay away from school and friends. But last Saturday afternoon, he was a kid...

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