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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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Reinstein Resigns Seat Abruptly, Many Local Pols Weighing Options

January 2, 2014
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State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein officially resigned 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 of...
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City Council Backs HCA Agreement

December 31, 2013
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Revere City Councillors gave a unanimous vote of confidence to the new host community agreement (HCA) with Mohegan Sun on Friday morning and set a new referendum vote for Feb. 25. “We are absolutely thrilled with this agreement,” said City Council President Ira Novoselsky. “Even some of the councillors who were hesitant or critical...
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MGC Grants Waiver to Mohegan Sun, Suffolk for Late Vote

December 24, 2013
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Get ready for another trip to the ballot box. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) officially granted a waiver to Suffolk Downs and Mohegan Sun to hold a second referendum ballot question in Revere concerning the duo’s new Revere-only casino. With little discussion, the Commission voted unanimously to grant the waiver. “I kind of hate...
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License Comm. Resolves Several Notable Incidents

December 24, 2013
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The Revere License Commission held several hearings on Thursday and resolved a number of notable incidents that transpired this past fall. Commissioner Linda Guinasso was absent due to family obligations. First up was Wonderland Entertainment (Club Lido) who had a major crowding situation on Thanksgiving that required a large police response and an arrest...
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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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