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Columbus Day Parade Coming Back to Life Here

March 29, 2012
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The Revere Chamber of Commerce is looking to bring back a storied tradition to Broadway and to strengthen the city’s ties to its neighbor, East Boston, in one fell swoop. Chamber member Bob Upton told the Journal this week that they are in the midst of planning to bring back the Columbus Day Parade...

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The Bus to Conn. No More if Casino Comes to Suffolk

March 29, 2012
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As the cold wind whipped across the Northgate parking lot Tuesday morning, several senior citizens waited anxiously for a charter bus to arrive, the same storied bus that takes them to Connecticut where they spend a good amount of money on casino gaming every year. Bus trips have been a continuous talking point for...

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Cyber Café Raided by State Police

March 21, 2012
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Cyber Café Raided by State Police

Hordes of State Police investigators conducted a sudden raid on the B&B Cyber Café – otherwise known as a loophole casino – Tuesday afternoon in what became a startling scene within the Mahoney Circle strip mall. Just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, State Police and investigators stormed into the establishment and demanded everyone stop...

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Billboard Study Adding Fuel to Billboard Fire in Revere

March 21, 2012
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Those living next to billboards have never liked being under their shadow, but until now, no one has ever been able to put a figure on just what that shadow costs a homeowner. A study of the impacts of billboards on property values – released this past December by a Philadelphia researcher – is...

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RHS Embarks on Accreditation Process This Weekend

March 21, 2012
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On Sunday afternoon, Revere High School (RHS) will officially come under the microscope. After about 18 months of preparations and written evaluations from every corner of every academic department in RHS, a team of outside evaluators from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) will arrive to see just how well the...

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‘Ethanol Wrong’ Residents Shout at Public Hearing

March 16, 2012
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‘Ethanol Wrong’ Residents Shout at Public Hearing

Activists from Revere, East Boston and Chelsea were out in full force at a hearing last Thursday to protest Global Oil’s plan to bring large quantities of the hazardous material Ethanol to its fuel terminal on the East Boston/Revere line. At the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hearing at Revere City Hall, concerned...

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See You Later Winter: We Hardly Knew Ya’

March 16, 2012
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See You Later Winter: We Hardly Knew Ya’

Hill Park was full of activity on Monday afternoon. Here, Revere High tennis team members Duong Nguyen (foreground) attacks the ball with a wicked backhand while teammate Sela Leng watches. Though the season doesn’t begin until later this week, members of the team were happy to get some early action outside on Monday. Temperatures...

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Larger Enrollment at McKinley Means a New Site for School

March 16, 2012
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Larger Enrollment at McKinley Means a New Site for School

Enrollment requirements for the new McKinley School will almost certainly force the school community to at least consider looking elsewhere to build its new building. State review teams from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (SBA) have set an enrollment figure for the new McKinley School, and it’s much larger than many expected. In a...

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Haas Seeks Billboard Moratorium

March 16, 2012
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City Councillor Bob Haas jumped to the front of the overall billboard issue, and did so by taking a page from the playbook of former Councillor George V. Colella – a staunch opponent of billboards during his tenure. Haas led off his charge with the raw numbers (something Colella used to frequently revert to)...

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Sen. Brown Stands Up for Veterans Issues in Revere Meeting

March 8, 2012
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Sen. Brown Stands Up for Veterans Issues in Revere Meeting

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown didn’t arrive at the Mottolo Post last Friday in a suit and tie, and he wasn’t ushered out of a Town Car or a black SUV with tinted windows. Instead, he arrived wearing his signature Carhart jacket on top of a simple shirt and tie. He mixed in the back...

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Looking at Possible MBTA Cuts

March 8, 2012
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Looking at Possible MBTA Cuts

Governor Patrick stopped by Tuesday evening to the MBTA meeting discussing possible cuts in service with the public at the Paul Revere School. Patrick shook hands and shared comments with nearly everyone in the hall before the start of the meeting. He is shown above sharing information with Revere Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein. Speaker of...

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Ex-chief Gets Rich Seperation Package

March 8, 2012
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An agreement between Mayor Dan Rizzo and former Police Chief Terence Reardon last month paid out a lump sum $125,000 so that the former chief would step down immediately, rather than waiting seven months for his contract to expire in August. In records obtained by the Journal from the City, an agreement signed on...

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Captains Expected to Ask for Autos Return

March 8, 2012
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Not a week has passed since Revere Police Chief Joe Cafarelli ordered his captains to return their city owned automobiles and the captains have apparently filed a grievance with the city requesting them back. “The grievance has been put in,” said a police department officer who wished to remain unnamed. Chief Joseph Cafarelli said...

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Housing is at Issue for Veterans in Revere

March 8, 2012
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More and more veterans are returning to Revere from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan every day, and unlike in previous wars, those soldiers are older and returning to existing families. There are no baby boomers, nor quick marriages. Most are coming back to wives and children they had long before they left for...

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[Video] Sen. Scott Brown opposes Veteran’s Health Care cut in Revere meeting last Friday, March 2, 2012

March 6, 2012
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City Officials to Allow Another Billboard?

February 29, 2012
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City Officials to Allow Another Billboard?

A number of residents turned out Monday night adamantly against a billboard proposal at Copeland Circle, in front of the Four Points Sheraton, but councillors did not condemn the project, and rather left the door open for further discussion at upcoming meetings. Attorney Larry Simeone, appearing as a representative for the proposed owner, Vincent...

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Revere’s Super Tuesday

February 29, 2012
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Revere’s Super Tuesday

When voters go to the polls in Revere next week as part of Super Tuesday, it won’t be the same old routine for the voters of North Revere and the rest of Precinct 6-3. For the first time in the history of the city, there will be a polling place located in the city’s...

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Police Captains Give Up Vehicles

February 29, 2012
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Revere’s police captains returned their city owned vehicles Monday, ushering in a new era of fiscal belt tightening and fiscal conservatism that is expected to be a citywide experience, according to Mayor Dan Rizzo. The return was orderly, except for one instance of a police captain parking his car in front of the headquarters...

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A Split Decision

February 29, 2012
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After being asked to resign by Mayor Dan Rizzo, one License Commissioner will not serve out the remaining two years on his term, while another will go ahead and serve out the remaining four months on his term. License Commission Chair Tom Henneberry told the Journal that the mayor asked him to step down...

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Community Music Video Will Welcome Visiting Officials to Revere High School

February 22, 2012
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Community Music Video Will Welcome Visiting Officials to Revere High School

Revere High School – Don’t Stop Believing When the all-important accreditation team comes to Revere High School (RHS) early next month, their first impression of the place will come from a delightful music video put together by the entire high school community – a video that has already taken the city by storm...

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