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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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A Family with a Heart

November 26, 2013
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Not long ago, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) heart patient Mirella Ursino feared her days of cooking, shopping, and, most importantly, enjoying her family, were numbered. Today, however, thanks to a remarkable medical journey, she still cooks a mean chicken parm from her Revere kitchen. The 62-year-old wife, mother of three, grandmother of...

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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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No Bail for Alleged Gunman in Murder Case

November 20, 2013
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The man who pulled a gun on Revere’s Joseph Morante, Jr., during a July 31 robbery pulled the trigger even though he faced no resistance from the store clerk. Elosko Brown, 27, of Brockton, was arraigned in Roxbury District Court Monday on charges of murder, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm, all...

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Service At Revere School

November 13, 2013
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Service At Revere School

Sgt. Dan Clark entertained hundreds of students, parents, elected officials and veterans last Friday at the annual Paul Revere School Veterans Day Ceremony. Clark performed numerous patriotic songs, including the Armed Forces Medley. Students also performed several songs and recited essays, all based on the theme ‘What is in the heart of a veteran?’

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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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Help A Hero Scholarship Program

November 8, 2013
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Help A Hero Scholarship Program

Boston, Massachusetts (October 14, 2013):  Sport Clips Haircuts in New Hampshire and Massachusetts will once again be participating in the Sport Clips annual Help a Hero program. Since 2007 Sport Clips has helped U.S. service members connect with their loved ones through the Help A Hero program benefitting the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Operation...

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Scenes from Tuesday’s Election Day

November 6, 2013
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Scenes from Tuesday’s Election Day

Scenes from Tuesday’s Election Day activities showed quite a crowd at the Satter House, with State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein greeting sign holders from the various campaigns in the morning.

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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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Revere 2013 Election Results for Offices

November 6, 2013
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  Total voter turnout 44% Councillor At Large Top 5 Jessica Ann Giannino 5.453 Robert J. Haas, Jr. 4,550 Anthony Zambuto 4,504 Steve Morabito 4,325 Brian M. Arrigo 4.265 George Rotondo 3,958 John R. Correggio 3,713 Walter W, Kovil, III 1,312 Ward 1 Richard A. Penta 1,166 Gregg LaCedra 611 Ward 5 John F....

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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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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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