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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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Revere’s Woman and Man of the Year: Eileen Merullo Turns Thoughts into Action for a Better Community

December 31, 2013
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Revere’s Woman and Man of the Year: Eileen Merullo Turns Thoughts into Action for a Better Community

There are a lot of people who have ideas about making the community better. Few of those people actually put action behind those ideas. Even fewer of them find a successful ending to such a thing in less than a year’s time. One of those rare figures, however, is Revere’s Eileen Merullo – who...

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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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Early Cheer for Revere: Revere Officials Sign Historic Casino Agreement

December 24, 2013
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Early Cheer for Revere: Revere Officials Sign Historic Casino Agreement

Revere will get between $25 million and $30 million per year in guaranteed annual payments during the first four years of the potential Mohegan Sun casino at Suffolk Downs, according to the new Host Community Agreement for the Revere-only venture that was unveiled late Monday afternoon. “Mohegan Sun is going to create a wonderful...

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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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Pop Warner Cheer Squads Win National Titles

December 24, 2013
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An amazing journey that began in Revere in early August ended in a magical place called Disney World in early December when three Revere Junior Patriots Pop Warner cheerleading squads captured titles at the National Pop Warner Cheer Championships. The Revere A squad, led by coach Meredith Stavrinos, the B squad, led by coach...

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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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Stormy, Stormy Night

December 20, 2013
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Stormy, Stormy Night

Broadway, Revere was the scene of a winter wonderland Tuesday night as another storm hit the Northeast.

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The 2013 World Series Trophy

December 20, 2013
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The 2013 World Series Trophy

RHS Principal Dr. Lourenco Garcia poses with Wally and Teacher’s Denise Fuimara and Erin Giesser behind the 2013 World Series trophy at the Revere High School.

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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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Host Community Agreement Likely to Come Next Week

December 20, 2013
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The City and Mohegan Sun are in the midst of intense negotiations this week on the new host community agreement, with all indications pointing to the agreement being unveiled early next week. The new host community agreement is expected to be much more lucrative that the City’s first version of the agreement – which...

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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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Investigation Continues into MBTA Fatality

December 20, 2013
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The investigation into a fatality involving a Revere woman struck by an MBTA bus continues this week, with drug and alcohol tests on the driver of the MBTA bus that hit her coming back negative late last week. State Police detectives assigned to the Suffolk DA’s office – with the State Police Collision Analysis...

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A Future Santa Claus

December 11, 2013
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A Future Santa Claus

Little Brayden Mom took a cautious approach to Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus at City Hall on Thursday night. Meanwhile, Mayor Dan Rizzo welcomes jolly old St. Nick and Mrs. Claus to Revere at Harry Della Russo Stadium prior to parading up Broadway to City Hall. Both the mayor and Santa flipped the switch...

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Compromise Keeps Casino Proposal at Revere’s Suffolk Downs Site Alive

December 11, 2013
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While many were expecting a finite decision by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Tuesday afternoon considering the Revere-only casino, the Commissioners instead surprised everyone by agreeing to a very detailed compromise that will allow the proposal to go forward with a caveat. The caveat being that Revere must take another vote for the...

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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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