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More School Days & Hours at Mckinley

August 1, 2012
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While all the talk about the McKinley School of late has been about the new building, this week school officials were lauding what is sure to immediately change what is going on inside the four walls. Superintendent Paul Dakin said the McKinley School got a big break in landing a very competitive Extended Learning...
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Moose Club Members Vote to Ban Smoking

August 1, 2012
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The Revere Moose Lodge has trimmed its antlers and kicked some bad habits, namely cigarette smoking. The recently-troubled club has gone through some major organizational changes since nearly dissolving last January, and last week the lodge made a major move in becoming the first private club in Revere to prohibit smoking within its building....
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Rep. Smith Given Date to Fix Apts

August 1, 2012
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Everett State Rep. Steve ‘Stat’ Smith got reprimanded in Chelsea Court and given a drop-dead date to have his Revere apartments brought up to code, according to Revere Fire Officials, or he will be criminally charged. Chelsea Court Assistant Clerk Magistrate Bob O’Leary heard the facts of the case from Smith and from Revere...
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Playing It Too Slow: Leaders Take Exception to Timeline That Could Extend Licensing to 2014

August 1, 2012
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At a critical point during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was confounded as to why his top general was sitting idle and allowing the Confederate Army to gather steam and poke holes in the Union Army. The more Lincoln wondered, inquired and worried about the general’s inaction, the more the general seemed to...
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Chelsea Firm Selected For Water Research Project

July 30, 2012
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Pencilbrook LLC is a member of a team of water experts that won an international competition to fund a residential water research project in the US.  Pencilbrook is a recognized authority in the field of water use analysis.  The Chelsea firm’s proprietary software programs – Waterwatch© and Home Waterview™ – are used to identify...
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An 85th Birthday Wish

July 26, 2012
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An 85th Birthday Wish

Most people would celebrate their 85th birthday in their favorite recliner with a piece of sugar-free cake, but not Beachmont’s Lennie Piazza. Instead, he chose to go skydiving with his son, Robert, in Rhode Island. He’s pictured here 10,000 feet above the ground with company owner Dean O’Flaherty. “I just leaned over the edge...
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China Roma Owner Wants Gaming Parlor

July 26, 2012
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It’s looks as if Broadway is headed the way of Monte Carlo as the owner of China Roma Restaurant has proposed to set up a separate gaming business – creating a parlor for patrons to use the infamous phone card machines in yet another loophole casino. After being severely chided by License Commission Chair...
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Fire Alarm Empties Showcase Cinema Monday Night Showing

July 26, 2012
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Hundreds of movie goers were made to vacate the Revere Showcase Cinema complex Monday night when a fire alarm went off inside the theater. The exit from the various theaters was orderly, according to those who were there. And there was security and police present, they said. On first hearing the alarm as they...
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Millions at Stake: Thrifty Car Rental Dollars Could Be Lost in Relocation

July 26, 2012
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One wouldn’t think that a steel-framed parking garage going up at Logan Airport would have much to do with the City of Revere, but that facility under construction at Logan could completely break the City if some sort of compromise isn’t reached – and quickly. The steel-framed facility going up at Logan Airport is...
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Sewerage Dispute

July 26, 2012
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As Revere residents are forced to pay exorbitant water and sewer bills to clean up Boston Harbor and Revere Beach, the Lynn Water and Sewer Commission (LWSC) continues to dump raw sewage onto Revere’s beaches during heavy rain events. That situation has existed for some time and is permitted, but just about everyone on...
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Sandsculpting Festival

July 18, 2012
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Sandsculpting Festival

There was no shortage of fun and excitement last weekend at this year’s Sandsculpting Festival on Revere Beach, which drew huge crowds over the sizzling summer weekend. Whether it was a fire-breathing man in the surf (top) or a steady gaze at the many sand sculptures, there was something on the Beach for everyone.
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Smith off to Court on Housing Violations

July 18, 2012
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Everett State Rep. Steven ‘Stat’ Smith is scheduled for a criminal hearing in Chelsea District Court this month for not conforming to the orders of the Revere Fire Department. Revere Chief Gene Doherty said that Smith is scheduled to have a hearing in Chelsea District Court with the Fire Department on July 26th at...
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Change is in the Air for Budget Process

July 18, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo’s administration is about to take a major step towards revolutionizing the way the City does budgeting, and officials said it would be a major change from the way that money is allocated now. The City recently learned that it was the beneficiary of a grant to help implement performance-based budgeting –...
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Mckinley Site Controversy: Hill Park School Plan Draws Heated Response

July 18, 2012
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Sometimes, the only good solution is to beat a square peg through a round hole. Building a new McKinley School has become that kind of frustrating process, as designers indicated there is no easy solution, and members of the community are squaring off with equally valid concerns. Monday night, a very lively School Building...
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Sand-Tastic Underway 9th Annual Event this Weekend

July 13, 2012
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Sand-Tastic Underway 9th Annual Event this Weekend

Under a microscope, grains of sand appear unique, colorful and majestic pieces of natural art. And they’re even more stunning when billions of those grains are corralled by professional sand sculptors and formed into amazing works of sculpture. That’s exactly what’s happening right now as the 9th Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival...
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DPW Workers Fighting for Their Overtime Pay

July 13, 2012
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The City and 31 Department of Public Works (DPW) employees are preparing for what will likely be a long legal battle over alleged overtime wage violations that could go back decades. Nearly every unionized employee of the DPW, from the everyday workers to key supervisors, are part of the federal lawsuit that is currently...
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An Era Ends as City Hall Variety Closes

July 13, 2012
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The local morning and mid-day scene on Broadway will never be quite the same after last Friday’s closing of City Hall Variety on the corner of Broadway and Pleasant Street – abutting City Hall. Operators Peter and Judy Palladino quietly called it quits last Friday morning after decades of business at the location. The...
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New Wonderland Transit Center Opens to Fanfare, Ribbon Cutting

July 4, 2012
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New Wonderland Transit Center Opens to Fanfare, Ribbon Cutting

The new Wonderland Intermodal Transit Center was officially opened with a traditional ribbon cutting at the location Saturday morning. The $53.5 million dollar parking garage and walkway to the beach is a spectacular new architectural addition to the local landscape and is part of a much grander development project intended to change Ocean Street...
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Officials Discuss Loan for Federal Mandate

July 4, 2012
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The City is preparing to engage in another round of multi-million dollar borrowings to continue the work required under the federal government’s signed Consent Decree with Revere for historic violations of the Clean Water Act. The Council has scheduled a Public Hearing this month to consider $7.55 million in borrowings from the state’s Clean...
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Toddler Falls on Boulevard

July 4, 2012
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A two-year-old is in stable condition this week after falling three stories from Revere Beach Boulevard apartment window and landing jaw-first on the sidewalk Sunday night. Revere Police said that it was purely an accident and no criminal charges would be filed, but also said it was a great reminder for the general public...
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