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Speak Now, and Hold Your Peace

February 13, 2013
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Poor “Vinnie” just talked to much last Wednesday. Had he stopped just one minute from his obscenity-laced, threat-laden telephone rant, he might have realized that he was speaking to a police officer and not the Beachmont man he was hot to pulverize with his fists. Had he just stopped, even for one second, he...
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Many Contingencies in the Works if Snowstorm Turns Ugly; Predictions Are Still Shaky and Flooding Threat Won’t Be Known Until 6 A.m. Saturday; City Urges Coastal Residents to Pay Close Attention to Tide Warnings Early Saturday

February 8, 2013
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The City is preparing to call a snow emergency at noon today (Friday) and Mayor Dan Rizzo has announced he will hold a public information meeting in the City Council Chambers at 1 p.m. (Friday). It will be broadcast live on local cable. A number of contingencies have already been planned, and residents are...
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A Total Remake: State Announces $2.7M Grant to Revamp Della Russo Stadium

February 6, 2013
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A Total Remake: State Announces $2.7M Grant to Revamp Della Russo Stadium

Welcome home, Revere outdoor track team. It’s been years since the Revere High School (RHS) outdoor track team has been able to have a home meet, and even more years since the RHS football team has been able to play on a surface that wasn’t transformed into a wavy dirt patch by midseason. All...
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Cursive Writing Becoming a Lost Art

February 6, 2013
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Cursive Writing Becoming a Lost Art

Staff members in the Revere Building Department knew something was amiss in their filing cabinets when the P’s turned up in the B’s. Things then escalated a when the I’s suddenly were found in the L’s. After a bit of investigating, Building Department Clerk Valerie Moscone turned up the culprit: the high school interns...
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Budget Buster Looms at Garfield

February 6, 2013
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City and school officials are bracing for what could be a structural catastrophe at the Garfield School – a catastrophe in the sense that the repair bill could become a budget buster. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, apparently a large concrete panel on the outer façade of the Garfield School – specifically on...
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Margaret “Peggy” White Turns 100

February 6, 2013
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Longtime Revere resident Margaret “Peggy” (Furlong) White recently celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by more than 50 well-wishers, including her brother, children, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and friends, including Ethel (Ferretti) Toomey, a life long dear friend and bridesmaid in Peggy’s wedding.  The festivities took place at Eventide Home, in...
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Quack,Quack: Duck Hunters and Some Residents Having Harder Time Sharing Space

January 31, 2013
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Quack,Quack: Duck Hunters and Some Residents Having Harder Time Sharing Space

Living on Revere Beach or near the Rumney Marsh, there are a lot of unexpected surprises that emerge from nature and such things that go along with a serene landscape. For example, there are coyotes on the Marsh. People on the Beach occasionally see Bald Eagles. But one might not expect quiet winter mornings...
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New Developer Buys Roseland

January 31, 2013
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A New Jersey-based company has acquired the Roseland Development Company and its Overlook Ridge project in North Revere and has aggressive plans to revive several long-stalled Roseland projects. Mack-Cali Realty Corporation of Edison, NJ, announced a barrage of development action last week, not long after finalizing a deal to take over Roseland Development Company...
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RHA Officials Surprised By State’s Comments

January 31, 2013
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In a tit-for-tat discussion that has erupted in the newspapers, state housing officials last week went on the attack towards the Revere Housing Authority (RHA) one week after local officials criticized a new plan to regionalize housing authorities. Now, local officials say they are shocked that they cannot speak their mind without the threat...
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Questions Arise over Construction of Pines Pump Station

January 31, 2013
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Not even one month has gone by in the year and City Councillors have already engaged in a major disagreement over the investigation of the brand new Pines Pump Station. The $1 million station just opened late last year after many years of delays and complications with pricing. Now that it’s open, there are...
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Markey Picking Up Endorsements In Senate Bid

January 31, 2013
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Congressman Ed Markey collected numerous endorsements over the past week in his potential run for U.S. Senate while his only Democratic competition – South Boston Congressman Stephen Lynch – is set to reveal his plans later this week. In a show of support, elected officials from across Markey’s current district pledged support to his...
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On the Parquet Floor

January 23, 2013
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On the Parquet Floor

The state champion Revere High School (RHS) Cheerleading Team got to accompany the RHS JROTC to center court at the Boston Celtics game last Wednesday, Jan. 16th. Coach Julianne Esposito, Kristina Russo and local veteran Jamie Chambers accompanied the cheerleaders.
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Paul Revere Spelling Bee

January 23, 2013
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Paul Revere Spelling Bee

First grader Annabella Sandy-Roche pauses to consider how to spell a difficult word at the 2nd Annual Paul Revere School Spelling Bee on Tuesday morning. Fifteen children competed, with fourth grader Ayah Harper winning and moving on to the regional competition in Lynn. The winner of that bee gets a trip to the national...
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State Fires Back at RHA

January 23, 2013
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State housing officials believe there are a number of problems in the operations of the Revere Housing Authority (RHA), and those officials believe the problems would be solved by a proposal to regionalize the state’s 240 housing authorities. About two weeks ago, Gov. Deval Patrick and the state Department of Housing and Community Development...
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Wants His Dog Back

January 23, 2013
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All Zach Gentile wants is the information from the Revere Police that will help him retrieve his long-lost dog from an unknown man in Beachmont. Sounds a bit ridiculous? Welcome to the world of the City’s stray/lost dog policies – or lack thereof, at least according to one City dog contractor. “That poor kid...
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Medical Marijuana Shops Likely to Be Blocked in Revere

January 23, 2013
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City councillors are set to hold a public hearing this coming Monday night, Jan. 28th, on an ordinance that would effectively ban medical marijuana dispensaries from locating in Revere – and Council leaders indicated that the ordinance has plenty of momentum to pass. “The law, as I understand it, states there has to be...
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Casino License Could Have 5 Applicants

January 23, 2013
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There could be as many as five companies vying for a resort casino license in the Greater Boston (Region A) area following the deadline for companies to get in on gaming last Tuesday, Jan. 15th. The Cordish Company of Baltimore told the Journal in a press release that they are not certain yet if...
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Bird’s Eye View

January 16, 2013
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Bird’s Eye View

A worker at the new Wonderland Plaza Deck on Revere Beach puts some finishing touches this week on the elevator that will operate from the deck to the street level. Workers on the project have been taking advantage of warmer weather to button up the details of the deck and pedestrian bridge project. The...
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Flu Bug Hits Residents Hard

January 16, 2013
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Flu Bug Hits Residents Hard

Welcoming in 2013 for a good many people in the area has come with a cough, a sneeze and a wheeze. An active and early flu season hit large segments of the population starting in mid-December, and that sickness seemed to amplify to a greater degree after the new year – stockpiling emergency rooms,...
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Wynn is In: Suffolk Downs Owners Ready for Challenge; Four Seeking to Get Sole Area Casino License

January 16, 2013
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Wynn is In: Suffolk Downs Owners Ready for Challenge; Four Seeking to Get Sole Area Casino License

Surprise and intrigue came late Tuesday for those following the casino discussion, with one mysterious proposal from Chicago develop Neil Bluhm joining proposals by Las Vegas gaming magnate Steve Wynn, Suffolk Downs owners and an older proposal in Milford as Phase I casino license applicants in Greater Boston – each paying a $400,000 licensing...
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