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Officials Start Planning for Dakin’s Departure

December 8, 2014
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The School Committee and Supt. Paul Dakin have worked out a succession plan that would have the popular superintendent of schools retiring next December. A new superintendent would likely be picked and put in place next fall, prior to Dakin’s departure. The School Committee has been working on the plan since last April to...
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Buonfiglio’s Coordinating Toy Drive for Families

December 8, 2014
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The Buonfiglio Funeral Home is mounting a campaign to help active and non-active military families get toys for Christmas. Paul S. Buonfiglio said the Operation Toy Soldier campaign is part of the national Veterans Funeral Care organization. The local campaign started on Monday, Dec. 1 and goes through Dec. 21. “I just wanted to...
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New Tree at City Hall for Christmas

December 8, 2014
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New Tree at City Hall for Christmas

There’s nothing better than a Christmas tree lighting. There’s the hot chocolate, the cookies, the caroling and the bright smiles. Unless you’re Scrooge or the Grinch, it’s an all-around fun time. But such a festive occasion can be brought down significantly if there is no tree. That’s the situation Revere found itself in after...
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Equipment Failure Causes Some Flooding Saturday

December 8, 2014
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A burnt out motor was apparently the cause of a tidegate that failed last Saturday and sent more than two feet of floodwaters into the Oak Island and lower Revere Street neighborhoods. Ward 5 Councillor John Powers said he plans to call for a full investigation as this is the second time this year...
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Economic Summit Shows Revere Is Moving Forward

November 27, 2014
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City leaders made their case for investing in Revere last Friday, showcasing the City with a presentation about how Revere – despite not getting the casino – is still poised for great things. Mayor Dan Rizzo announced his second Economic Development Summit with Economic Development Director John Festa in September shortly after not prevailing...
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Councillors Favorable To Billboard Plan

November 27, 2014
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The Revere City Council responded favorably to a presentation by John Perline, vice president of real estate and public affairs for Clear Channel Outdoor, the firm that is seeking council approval of a new 14-by-48 foot back-to-back digital billboard located at 300 Burbank Highway. Though the issue was sent to a Council zoning sub-committee,...
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Thanksgiving Can Be Difficult For Food Addicts

November 27, 2014
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Per the rules of Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA), the names have been changed to protect the identity of the group members, though their places of residence have stayed the same. The thought of Turkey Day brings fond memories for most of America, just for the fact that it’s simple: eat, sleep, eat...
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Revere Firefighters Knock Down 3-alarmer in Beachmont Section

November 27, 2014
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A three-alarm fire on Winthrop Avenue Friday afternoon kept firefighters busy for hours, but caused no extensive damages and resulted in no major injuries. That said, the bright orange flames towering from the roof of the home at 926 Winthrop Ave. – just diagonally across from the old Beachmont Fire Station – would have...
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Harley Dealership to Open in Linden Square

November 27, 2014
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The Boston Harley Davidson sales and service mega-store on Revere Beach Parkway in Everett closed last week and could open in Revere’s Linden Square as early as this week. The Revere store plans to open on Nov. 29 – Black Friday. The Everett store officially closed on Thursday, Nov. 20. For years, the only...
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Remembering Veterans

November 18, 2014
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Remembering Veterans

Sgt. Dan Clark made his annual appearance at the Paul Revere School on Friday, Nov. 7, for the Veteran Day Program at the school. The annual program includes many of the students and has become very well attended by City and state officials. Show here (inset) is fifth-grader Alex Diaz waving his American flag...
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MGH Stresses Getting Families to go Outside

November 18, 2014
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One of the oldest outdoors clubs in American and one of the newest programs from Mass General Hospital (MGH) are teaming up to fight a growing problem – the sedentary lifestyles of local young people, which often gives way to childhood obesity. MGH’s Revere and Chelsea Clinics and the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) are...
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Baker-Coakley Race Razor Thin in Revere

November 18, 2014
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More than 11,000 voters came out on Nov. 4 for the State Election, and the local results for the gubernatorial race mimicked the razor thin margins that were seen statewide – except with Democratic candidate Martha Coakley barely winning in Revere. Locally, Coakley beat Baker by 234 votes, 47.5 percent (5,546 votes) to Baker’s...
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A Proud Tradition of Service

November 18, 2014
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A Proud Tradition of Service

When Francella Clark – a long-time member of the Revere American Legion Post #61 – signed up for the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during the Korean War, it wasn’t the first time a proud warrior from her family had gone off to war. In fact, that tradition in her family goes back much further...
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Organization was the Key to Baker’s Results in Revere

November 18, 2014
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A close vote for Republican Charlie Baker in Revere is being considered nothing less than a victory this week for local Republicans, as well as for many local Democrats who broke ranks and supported Baker. Though Baker came up about 234 votes short of winning Revere, he scored big in key precincts around Ward...
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The Official Opening

November 11, 2014
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The Official Opening

Revere elected officials and Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas join Revere resident Angela Gibelli in cutting the ribbon last Thursday, Oct. 30, at the new store at Northgate Plaza. Shown from left are Rep. Robert DeLeo, Rep. Roselee Vincent, DeMoulas, Gibelli, Mayor Dan Rizzo and Store manager Ron Lambert
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Tax Bills Expected to Rise Slightly

November 11, 2014
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The City has set its property tax rates this week, and while the rates are down, taxes are expected to rise slightly. Assessor Andy Iovanna said recent revaluations of property in the city showed an increase in values of, on average, about 10 percent. Meanwhile, the tax rate was set after key votes Monday...
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Everett MBTA Land Sale Still has Issues

November 11, 2014
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One major concern for Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo has been put to rest in the MBTA land sale with Wynn Resorts on Lower Broadway, but the problems are not solved totally for Rizzo. Rob DeSalvio, senior vice president of development, recently told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) that recent land surveys have shown that...
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Not a Trick nor a Treat: Revere Fire Captain Arrested Following Incident on Friday

November 11, 2014
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Not a Trick nor a Treat: Revere Fire Captain Arrested Following Incident on Friday

A Revere fire captain has been arrested and charged with an alleged brutal attack on three teens during Halloween night on Dale Street, and at the same time, Revere Police now are investigating what they think might be a retaliatory house shooting later on that same night that was meant to send a message...
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Police Train for Restraint with Real Life Scenarios

November 11, 2014
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Two Revere Police Officers stood in the back of a semi-trailer outfitted as a shooting range last month staring at a movie screen and ready to use their firearms if necessary. As the movie scene played out, two officers stood about 20 feet from the screen as a chaotic scene erupted. The interactive movie...
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Halloween Safety Tips Posted

October 30, 2014
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The Revere Police have issued the following Halloween Safety Tips Younger children should always walk with an adult. Older children should always walk in a group. Use flashlights, glow sticks, or reflective tape to make it easier to be seen. Do not go to any dark, unlit houses. Do not go inside a stranger’s...
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