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The $3M Winner Could Possibly be Revere Schools

December 24, 2014
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Revere school officials are waiting with some measure of anxiousness over the holiday break to see if the schools have won the $3 million Nellie Mae grant – one of the largest private school grants in the nation. “We believe we have a good application and make a good case for winning the award,...
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Local Holiday Scenes Meet with Approval

December 24, 2014
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Though many controversies seem to erupt annually during the holiday season over religious displays and observances – particularly with regard to Christmas – Revere’s displays have never sparked any complaints and seem to be in line with a national poll released last week showing 72 percent of those surveyed aren’t offended by such displays...
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Hill School Brings Sunshine In

December 24, 2014
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If one is in the new Hill School, they better not throw rocks because it certainly is going to be a glass house. In a behind-the-scenes tour of the school, which is being buttoned up right now for the winter and just starting to take shape inside, one of the most prominent and striking...
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Happy Holidays

December 23, 2014
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Happy Holidays

East Boston Savings Bank recently held a toys for tots drive at their Squire Road location. Santa picked up the donated toys for Teamsters local 25 and the Marine Corps. Shown with Santa are East Boston Savings Bank employees from left: Louisa Troville, Sue LaCroix and Pebbles Bethel.
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Powers Likely to Head Council

December 23, 2014
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For the second year in a row, Councillor Jessica Giannino’s effort to lead the Ciy Council as President  appears to have fallen short.  Ward 5 Councilor John Powers has seemingly gathered the necessary six votes to assume the position when the official vote will be cast at the first meeting on January 5. The...
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This the Season for Breaches, Account: Takeovers and Card Thieves — So Beware

December 23, 2014
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When it comes to identity theft, there is no time like the holidays. Christmas and New Year’s are prime times these days for thieves to gain access to credit cards, debit cards, bank accounts and a host of other personal information through security breaches or simple scams. No matter how they get one’s information,...
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Rizzo to Deliver State of the City

December 23, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo will deliver the 2015 State of the City address on Monday Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m., immediately following the City Council organizational meeting in the City Council Chambers at Revere City Hall. In the annual address to the public, Mayor Rizzo will review last year’s accomplishments and share his vision for...
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Christmas lights up Hillside Ave.

December 23, 2014
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Christmas lights up Hillside Ave.

When one pulls up to the home of David and Kitty Adams on Hillside Avenue, at least during this time of year, they’re greeted with a six-foot-tall Santa Claus lawn ornament singing ‘Deck the Halls.’ The red glow of hundreds of Christmas lights and the busy buzzing of snowmen inflatables and a Christmas Day...
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Neglected Dogs are Revere’s Epidemic

December 23, 2014
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The numbers of dumped dogs in the city is reaching epidemic levels according to Lisa Cutting of Ocean View Kennels, which takes in stray and surrendered animals for the City of Revere. That’s on top of two puppies three weeks ago that were found dead in a trash bag behind a gas station on...
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Coming Together: Cafarelli Wants to See More Interaction Between Revere Police and Community

December 23, 2014
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In the wake of nationwide protests against policing tactics, Revere Police Chief Joe Cafarelli said he would be amenable to having officers wear body cameras, but he said a more lasting change would probably be to put programs in place that break the ice between the cops and the community. “With the cameras, it’s...
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Tornado Fund Distribution to Start

December 23, 2014
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The Revere Tornado Relief Fund (RTRF) Executive Director and Administrator, Attorney Gerry Leone, along with the Revere Tornado Relief Fund Board of Directors and Applications Committee, announced a timetable for the release of monies to be distributed to residents and business owners impacted by the tornado back in July. Mayor Dan Rizzo has announced...
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Neglected Dogs are Revere’s Epidemic

December 23, 2014
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The numbers of dumped dogs in the city is reaching epidemic levels according to Lisa Cutting of Ocean View Kennels, which takes in stray and surrendered animals for the City of Revere. That’s on top of two puppies three weeks ago that were found dead in a trash bag behind a gas station on...
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Christmas Lights up Hillside Ave.

December 23, 2014
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Christmas Lights up Hillside Ave.

When one pulls up to the home of David and Kitty Adams on Hillside Avenue, at least during this time of year, they’re greeted with a six-foot-tall Santa Claus lawn ornament singing ‘Deck the Halls.’ The red glow of hundreds of Christmas lights and the busy buzzing of snowmen inflatables and a Christmas Day...
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Coming Together: Cafarelli Wants to see More Interaction Between Revere Police and Community

December 23, 2014
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In the wake of nationwide protests against policing tactics, Revere Police Chief Joe Cafarelli said he would be amenable to having officers wear body cameras, but he said a more lasting change would probably be to put programs in place that break the ice between the cops and the community. “With the cameras, it’s...
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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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