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Conservation Commission Approves Development

August 14, 2015
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The Conservation Commission has unanimously approved an order of conditions for a new development where the former Shaw’s was at 205 Revere Beach Parkway. Last Wednesday afternoon the commission held a public hearing on the notice of intent filed by TransDel Corp./Gate Residential of Boston. Developers plan to build two, six-story apartment buildings after...
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Mayoral Candidates will Debate Weds., Aug. 26 on RevereTV

August 14, 2015
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The three candidates running for the office of mayor of Revere – Mayor Dan Rizzo, Councilor-at-Large Brian Arrigo, and Cheryl Whittredge – have agreed to participate in a mayoral debate to be held Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. The Revere Journal and Revere Youth In Action are co-sponsoring the debate that will be...
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Afterschool Summer Program Set Sail for the Boston Harbor Islands

August 14, 2015
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Over 60 kids from Revere Public School’s Afterschool Summer Program visited the Boston Harbor Islands National Park in July as part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s free All Access Boston Harbor program. More than 5,000 youth and teens have taken part in the free program so far this summer, which brings area youth...
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Blocking a Spike

August 6, 2015
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Blocking a Spike

Team Amato and Team Colby square off at the net last Saturday morning on Revere Beach as part of the 9th Annual Revere Fire Department Local 926 Volleyball Fundraising Tournament. The annual tournament attracted several teams and raised money on behalf of the Dana Farber Cancer Center.
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Basketball Bride

August 6, 2015
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Basketball Bride

Revere High School girls basketball coach Diana DeCristoforo was surprised on Saturday morning at her wedding at St. Anthony’s Church by current and former RHS basketball players. Diana married Thomas Finn of Reading. Pictured (back row left to right) Ashley DiFraia, Samantha & Tiphani Harris, Coach Diana DeCristoforo, Adriana Boriello, Melissa Adreani, Marisa Parent, Valentina...
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Revere and State Officials Sign On to Community Compact Program

August 6, 2015
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Revere and State Officials Sign On to Community Compact Program

Revere officials joined a new initiative Tuesday morning promoted by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito in being one of the first communities in the state to sign on to the Community Compact program. “We’re the eighth community in the Commonwealth to sign on to this and none of our urban neighbors have done so yet,”...
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Ballot Positions Announced for Sept. Primary

August 6, 2015
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Revere Election Commissioner Diane R. Colella has announced the ballot positions for the Preliminary Election to be held Tuesday, Sept. 1. Colella drew the positions at the Elections Office at City Hall Friday morning. There will be primaries for the Office of Mayor and the Office of Councillor-at-Large. In the Mayor’s race, the top...
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Water Quality Rating is High at Revere Beach

August 6, 2015
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The nation’s first public beach remains strong as one of the cleanest beaches in the area on Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s mid-summer beach report released this week. Last year at this point in the summer Revere Beach scored a 100 percent on the report and scored the same this time around. According to...
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Finding the Fruits of Summer on Glover Drive

August 6, 2015
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There is no shortage of buzzwords these days around ‘urban gardening’ and ‘organic farming’ and the burgeoning industry around growing one’s own food. But anyone talking about the subject, however, should speak with Revere’s Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Leone and his wife, Anna Maria, before going any further down the garden path. The retired construction worker,...
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Moving Revere Forward Progress Report Released

August 6, 2015
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The “Moving Revere Forward” progress report was released last Thursday night by Mayor Dan Rizzo, updating the original Transition Team document present to Rizzo in the winter of 2011. Giving a powerpoint presentation, Rizzo said the report was the work of seven committees who worked for four months to review the functions of city...
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Tornado Memorial Marks One Year Anniversary

July 30, 2015
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Tornado Memorial Marks One Year Anniversary

A new plaque on the front lawn of City Hall now marks the area where an EF2 tornado struck the city last July 28, 2014 shortly after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning city hall employees, police, fire, politicians, residents and business owners gathered to unveil the bronze plaque commemorating the day that no one ever...
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Sand Sculpting Festival Draws a Million Visitors

July 30, 2015
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Sand Sculpting Festival Draws a Million Visitors

With a million visitors coming to the Beach over the entire week of the International Sand Sculpting Festival, and the world’s best sculptors carving on the Beach, organizers believe that they have assembled one of the best festivals in the world. Last year, the three-day festival drew an estimated 800,000 people over the three...
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Councillors Support Rep.Vincent’s Legislation

July 30, 2015
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Officials from Saugus and Revere gathered Monday night at the Revere City Council meeting to work together in supporting State Rep. RoseLee Vincent’s legislation to stop additional ash dumping at Wheelabrator Technologies on the marsh road in Saugus. Vincent has filed legislation to stop Wheelabrator from receiving any more permits from the Department of...
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Council Almost Nixes Transfers

July 22, 2015
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A request for year-end transfers in the city budget almost didn’t pass with councillors because it was handed in with just two days to go before deadline. Director of Finance George Anzuoni presented the council with over nine pages of requests for transfers, ranging in everything from police and fire overtime, workmen’s compensation to...
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As Officials Look for More Solutions,Overdoses Continue to Spike

July 22, 2015
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As Officials Look for More Solutions,Overdoses Continue to Spike

As state and local officials and organizations work to find solutions to preventing opiate overdoses, incidents of such occurrences have spiked in recent weeks and over this year. Last week, Revere Fire reported there were 12 overdoses and eight were given the reversal drug Narcan – and were saved. Another six were reported this...
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Primary Looms in September for Mayor, Council Candidates

July 22, 2015
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Due to a large number of candidates for Mayor and Councillor-at-Large, there will most likely be a Sept. 1 preliminary election. Candidates for office had to have their nomination papers turned in and certified by 5 p.m. Tuesday. According to the Election Department, which certified signatures for all but one candidate for Councillor-at-Large, there...
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Judge Pushes Pause Button in Revere, Boston Casino Lawsuit Showdown

July 22, 2015
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If the lawsuits against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) over the Wynn casino license were viewed as an athletic contest, then last Thursday’s hearing in Suffolk Superior Court was simply the coin toss. And the coin seemed to have landed on its side. And there’s an entire game left to play. The only action...
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Lightbody Attorneys Allege Wynn Officials Knew of Land Ownership

July 22, 2015
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Attorneys for Revere’s Charlie Lightbody have filed a motion in Federal Court alleging that Wynn Everett officials knew in advance of his previous involvement with the Everett casino site long before they moved to purchase the land, and used the controversy to knock off $40 million from the sale price. Such a revelation, if...
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A Grand Time on the Fourth

July 14, 2015
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A Grand Time on the Fourth

Tara and Leo Murphy, and Chris and Alessandra Morales, celebrating little Alessandra’s very first July 4th Independence Day. Hundreds of children and families packed the Whelan School field on Saturday afternoon, July 4, for games, food and music during the City of Revere Department of Recreation’s Annual July 4th Festival.
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RHA Housing Rehab

July 14, 2015
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RHA Housing Rehab

The Revere Housing Authority opened its newest housing units on Nahant Ave. The building was a complete renovation. New tenant Jessica Gonzalez (second from left) with Yessenia, Joshua, Juliany, Jailyn, RHA Board Chair George Anzuoni and Executive Director Linda Shaw.
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