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First Day of School

August 27, 2014
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First Day of School

Noelis Aponte, left, and Alyssa Horn – both new fifth graders – hope for the perfect classroom assignment during at the Garfield Elementary School on Monday morning, Aug. 25 – the district’s first day of school. Also, parent Seth Novoselsky gets a good-bye hug from his daughter Charleigh Novoselsky, 2nd grade, before she goes...

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Revere Softball Champions

August 27, 2014
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Revere Softball Champions

The 2014 Patriettes softball team won the Revere Youth Baseball and Softball League championship. Coaches and players are pictured above after winning the team’s second title in three years.  Shown front row, from left, are Jessica MacPhail, Natalia MacPhail, and Ellie Shapleigh. Second row, from left, are Makayla McGrath, Madison Theriault, Angelia Pepe, Chloe O’Neil,...

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Council Rejects Funding for Study

August 27, 2014
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In a move of solidarity amongst a growing group of City Councillors concerned about the City’s books, councillors solidly shot down a request from Mayor Dan Rizzo for $50,000 to begin planning for the renovation of City Hall offices. After getting a fairly positive review in subcommittee, the matter was reported out to the...

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Mohegan Sun Casino Picks up Editorial Support

August 27, 2014
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Citing a variety of economic, regional impact and project design factors, the Boston Herald this week endorsed Mohegan Sun Massachusetts for the Commonwealth’s Region A gaming license – an endorsement that came just weeks before the winning bids are to be announced by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC). In an editorial entitled “Mohegan Bid...

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Neighbors Concerned Over Project

August 27, 2014
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Several neighbors showed up in opposition to a townhouse project on Lamson Street, but Ward 6 Councillor Charlie Patch said he hadn’t decided on the proposal – as City Hall officials have spoke highly in favor of it. Bob Corcoran of Boxford is proposing to buy the long-time construction yard on Lamson Street/Marble Street...

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A Real Family Physican

August 25, 2014
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A Real Family Physican

Dr. Robert Bornstein is leaving his pediatric practice after a distinguished 50-year career of providing medical care to children in Winthrop and Revere. Bornstein spent his last day at TLC Pediatrics , 280 Beach Street, last Thursday. Several parents and former patients stopped by the office to thank him for his expert care and...

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School Bells Ring for McKinley Students; Rest of Revere Public Schools Open Mon.

August 25, 2014
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School Bells Ring for McKinley Students; Rest of Revere Public Schools Open Mon.

Sentimentality runs deep when it comes to the old, creaking floorboards and the eloquent brick façade of the old McKinley School. But that sentimentality doesn’t lead to tears when the reality sets in of the physical education teacher having an outdoor office and there is only one set of bathrooms (in the basement) and...

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All Students Report To School on Mon.

August 25, 2014
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Revere Schools will kick off the new academic year this coming Monday, Aug. 25, which is a few days earlier than normal. Superintendent Paul Dakin said that with the schools celebrating Holy Days for all three major religions (Christian, Jewish and Muslim), the schools decided to begin slightly earlier this year to get ahead...

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MCAS Looks Great for RPS

August 25, 2014
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Preliminary data from the state MCAS exams could turn out to put yet another bright spotlight on the Revere Public Schools this coming fall. According to data released at Tuesday’s School Committee meeting, district officials are hoping that they will be able to stake a claim on being a Level 2 District – a...

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Casino Ballot Question Is Getting Active

August 25, 2014
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Casino opponents and proponents began ramping up efforts late last week on campaigns to promote their causes for the statewide ballot question that, if successful, could essentially repeal the 2011 casino gaming law. It will be Question 3 on the November ballot. The news on the question started last week in Revere when casino...

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Big Strides in Reading Seen at Local Schools

August 25, 2014
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The Bay State Reading Institute (BSRI) released good news about its partner schools in Everett, Malden and Revere – three Massachusetts Gateway Cities.  Working with BSRI, an innovative educational partnership, reading fluency of kindergartener at 11 schools in these districts has dramatically improved.  Getting kids up to grade level in kindergarten is especially important...

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One Dead In Weekend Fire: Victim Was Revere Vietnam Veteran

August 14, 2014
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One Dead In Weekend Fire: Victim Was Revere Vietnam Veteran

A deadly fire over the weekend on Campbell Avenue claimed the life of a Revere resident and left 35 people homeless. George Maddox’s roommate described the terrifying scene inside their Campbell Avenue apartment as a fire ripped through the building. The fire, which killed Maddox, 64, a Vietnam War veteran, gutted the four story,...

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National Night out

August 14, 2014
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National Night out

Ward 2 City Councillor Ira Novoselsky celebrates National Night Out with local children – Jamy Gomez, Samira Cammarano, Alyssa Horn, Shant Roeum, Carolina Vejar, Cynthia Vejar.

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Rizzo, Police to Crack down on Impaired Drivers

August 14, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo and Chief of Police Joseph Cafarelli today announced that the Revere Police Department will join over 148 other law enforcement agencies statewide in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving from August 13 to September 1 as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization, funded by...

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SBA Aid Available For Tornado Victims

August 14, 2014
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“The prompt approval from the SBA for this physical disaster declaration is another promising step toward helping the City of Revere and its residents rebuild their lives and their community,” said Governor Patrick. Senator Markey and Senator Warren and the congressional delegation were of great assistance in this effort by sending a letter of...

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Slow Process Recovering from Tornado: With No State or Federal Monies, Revere Residents Establish Fund

August 8, 2014
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Slow Process Recovering from Tornado: With No State or Federal Monies, Revere Residents Establish Fund

Hundreds of people walk through the doors of Mayor Dan Rizzo’s office – especially over the last week – but none have pulled at his heartstrings as much as little Gina Brophy of Millis, MA. Just a few days after Mayor Rizzo, Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, and former Middlesex DA Gerry Leone...

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DiSalvo Park Grand Re-opening

August 8, 2014
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DiSalvo Park Grand Re-opening

City officials, family and friends and the West Revere Neighborhood Group cut the ribbon yesterday evening for the reopening of the DiSalvo park located at the Whelan School. Volunteers have been working hard over the past 2 weeks to make this park a keeper.

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Casino License Decision Is Set for Mid-Sept.

August 8, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has issued a meeting date of Sept. 12 to potentially award the Region A casino license to either Mohegan Sun or Wynn Resorts – a date that is, unbelievably, only one month away in what has been a year’s long process. The all-day meeting will take place on a...

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Residents Face Long Battle With Insurers

August 8, 2014
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There was still a lot of sweeping to do on Taft Street and other heavily affected tornado areas last Thursday. Bundles of sticks, roofing material and glass still occupied the streets. Heavy mud adorned pieces of vinyl siding, and some people were still struggling to get electricity re-connected. But by and large, residents had...

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Council Declares State of Emergency

August 8, 2014
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The Revere City Council voted 9-0 Monday night to declare a budget emergency that will allow Mayor Dan Rizzo and the City’s Financial team to make emergency payments related to the tornado on July 28, including expenses related to paying for shelter for those who have been left homeless. Rizzo told the Council that...

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