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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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Suffolk Owners Blindsided by Caesars

October 30, 2013
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As Suffolk Downs official Charles Baker III sat in a meeting with the Mass Gaming Commission (MGC) on Oct. 2, the news about Caesars’s troubles fell on him and the whole Suffolk ownership like a pallet of bricks from out of the blue sky – at least according to Suffolk’s witnesses at an MGC...

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Bridge Termed ‘successful result’

October 25, 2013
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Bridge Termed ‘successful result’

Bridge designer Miguel Rosales has increasingly seen his thumb print all over Boston, and last Thursday he visited Revere Beach to check out his latest finished product – the Wonderland Pedestrian Bridge. His reaction; thumb’s up. “I think it is a very successful result,” he said. “It looks very modern and slender as I...

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Revere School Officials Host Chinese Principals

October 25, 2013
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Revere School Officials Host Chinese Principals

Some 30 education directors from private schools in China converged on Revere High School (RHS) last Thursday morning for a personal tour and general discussion about how to keep on the cutting edge of urban education. The educators – who also toured Boston Latin School, BC High School and Boston Renaissance Charter School –...

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Caesars Leaves Casino Project after Gaming Comm. Report

October 25, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) came to bury Caesars last Friday afternoon, not to praise them. The entire casino effort at Suffolk Downs this week is in flux as the track searches for another gaming operator, Caesars Entertainment has limped out of town, rejected by MGC, and a vote on the overall casino plan...

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A Grand Parade

October 16, 2013
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A Grand Parade

If there was one thing that was evident within the huge crowds lining the Columbus Day Parade route on Broadway Monday afternoon, it was that they had missed the parade in its five year absence. As Batman strode by and tanks rumbled past, spectators unanimously agreed that they were happy Mayor Dan Rizzo and...

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Battling Signs: Lightbody Arrested in Incident on Broadway

October 16, 2013
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The fight for and against a casino in Revere has literally turned into a fight – with a dust up on Broadway resulting in a situation with multiple versions of the same story and the leader of the anti-casino effort – Charlie Lightbody – being arrested for punching a man. The incident follows a...

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Meeting Will Focus on Regional Approach to Fighting Opiate Abuse and Overdose

October 16, 2013
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A new multi-city, regional effort to combat the spread of heroin use and heroin overdoses will take place tonight, Oct. 16, at the Susan B. Anthony Middle School and will bring together voices from several communities decimated by the powerful drug – including Revere, Chelsea, Saugus and Winthrop. A renewed, three-year state grant from...

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Lighthouse Ready to Start Construction

October 16, 2013
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The Lighthouse Nursing Home is preparing to break ground next week on a $5 million renovation project that will increase the numbers of single rooms and bring in a 2,700 sq. ft. rehabilitation gym. The state Department of Public Health recently gave approval to the home, which also gave it the green light to...

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Mayor to Hold Hearing Following Spotlight Story on RPD Sgt. Langone

October 2, 2013
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After television news crews showed Revere Police Sgt. Jeffrey Langone allegedly spending part of his shift sleeping at home rather than being on patrol, Mayor Dan Rizzo and Chief Joe Cafarelli are ready to set a clear example this week about minimum expectations. “It should be clear to anyone working in this administration, in...

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Sharing a Piece of Revere’s History

October 2, 2013
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Revere is home to Horatio Alger, noted author of books that tell of the rise of people from rags to riches in fiction. However,  for a local family the storyline is just as true. It all started when James McChristal, the patriach of a promient family arrived in Revere in the middle of the...

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Chief Says Pines Fire Station Likely to Open

October 2, 2013
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Fire Chief Gene Doherty said for the first time this week that he is open to opening the Pines Fire Station in the near future – a station that has been shuttered against the wishes of the neighborhood since 1992. Doherty told the Council that the Fire Department has allocated some money to fix...

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Drunk Driver in Powers’ Crash Had Injured Others

October 2, 2013
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A Winthrop woman who maimed a vacationing New York City police officer in an alleged drunken driving accident 10 years ago in Florida has now pleaded guilty to grievously injuring two Revere men, who are the sons of Ward 5 Councillor John Powers, in another drunken driving smash up that occurred in 2012. Amanda...

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Excitement Builds for Parade as Local Leaders Call for Support

September 25, 2013
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Excitement Builds for Parade as Local Leaders Call for Support

Everyone loves a parade, but for the past five years, Revere has had no parade to love. That will all change this Oct. 14 when Mayor Dan Rizzo and the new Columbus Day Parade Committee bring back the featured fall event on Broadway – supposedly in a bigger and better way than in its...

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World War II Incident Has Intrigue, Reunion

September 18, 2013
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World War II Incident Has Intrigue, Reunion

There was a booming sound, and suddenly Revere’s Michael Giarla was awakened as he sat at the lookout post on his Navy PT-110 boat. An instant after the boom came a powerful explosion, throwing Giarla through the air – still half-asleep – and depositing him in the ocean where he floated helplessly in the...

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City Council Sets Casino Vote for Nov. 5 on City Election

September 18, 2013
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The Revere City Council on Monday night officially set the citywide casino referendum vote for Nov. 5 – the already-existing date of the City Election. The call came in a vote of 9-0 in favor – with Councillors Bob Haas and Stephen Reardon being absent from the vote for unspecified reasons. There was no...

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Sewer Break on Winthrop Avenue Will Be Costly, Inconvenient

September 18, 2013
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City leaders are bracing for a huge, unexpected expense and warning residents on Winthrop Avenue in the Immaculate Conception (IC) area that inconvenient times are coming. Many residents of that area, they said, may not even be able to park at their homes during parts of the extended work that is to come. The...

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Dancing Zombies Looks to Be a Thriller

September 11, 2013
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Dancing Zombies Looks to Be a Thriller

If ever one needed an excuse to do the ‘Thriller’ dance with hundreds of other people while dressed as a zombie, well now they have that excuse. Agnes Strecker Dance Studio on Beach Street announced this week that they will be joining the ‘Thrill the World’ worldwide effort to break the standing world record...

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Family Feud Delays Opening of Revere’s Market Basket Store

September 11, 2013
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The aisles are shiny with wax, the shelves are ready for canned goods, and the cash registers are all set to be turned on, but the doors of the newly completed and long-anticipated Market Basket in the Northgate Mall aren’t likely to open anytime soon. Market Basket attorneys sent a letter this week to...

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