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Time Limits for Public Housing Units Under Consideration

May 15, 2013
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All over the country, public housing officials agree that many of their residents often suffer from a feeling of entitlement that leads to generations of family members residing in public housing and blocking the way for other needy families who are on wait lists that can span up to 10 years. Now, President Barack...
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Candidates Pull Nomination Papers

May 15, 2013
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As people began to pull papers this week for the City Election season, two seasoned challengers have emerged in the Councillor-at-large race, and a Ward 5 primary election looks to be all but certain. Nomination papers became available at City Hall last Wednesday, May 8th, for the offices of Ward Councillor (six seats), Councillor-at-large...
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Proposed Pay Raises Causes Concerns

May 15, 2013
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“Blindsided” was the word most commonly used by City Councillors Monday evening when describing a last-minute communication from Mayor Dan Rizzo that sought to change the City’s salary ordinance so four non-union department heads could gain significant salary increases. In fact, when the matter was brought up at the end of the meeting, councillors...
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Interfaith Vigil

May 9, 2013
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Interfaith Vigil

Tuesday evening’s healing Interfaith Vigil on the steps of City Hall featured just about every religion, race and creed coming together in one of the more memorable moments of solidarity in the city’s history. Mayor Dan Rizzo organized elected officials and religious leaders from all faiths to speak and pray for healing from the...
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Everyone’s Friend: Attorney Richard I. Clayman is Remembered Fondly

May 9, 2013
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Everyone’s Friend: Attorney Richard I. Clayman is Remembered Fondly

Revere residents joined many others in filling to capacity Temple Emmanuel in Chelsea Monday for the funeral services of Richard I. Clayman, a noted local attorney who died on May 1. He was 65. The gathering was so immense that people had to stand two deep in the aisles and along the interior walls...
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Kung Fu Fighting

May 9, 2013
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Kung Fu Fighting

Two men took advantage of the warm morning temperatures on Tuesday to do some martial arts training on Revere Beach. Temperatures were warm and inviting on Tuesday, but it is expected to rain and turn colder this week.
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Revere Market Heating Up Again

May 9, 2013
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The perception of Revere being a city on the move has provided a great new branding for the City, but now some believe that the local real estate market is providing some positive new numbers to back up that new brand. Real Estate professionals in the City are reporting that the market is very...
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B & B Cyber Cafe Owners Indicted

May 9, 2013
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The owners of former B&B Cyber Café at the Bell Circle shopping center were indicted Monday, along with their corporation, on charges of operating an illegal slot parlor. “We allege that this business was a front for an illegal gambling operation,” AG Martha Coakley said. “These defendants allegedly violated state gambling laws intended to...
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A Focus on Local Jobs in New Mass Industry

May 9, 2013
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As host cities to a gaming applicant, our focus has always been clear: hiring locally is a mayoral priority.  Over the past several weeks, we have worked together to outline an aggressive approach that will secure local job opportunities within both the East Boston and Revere host communities. For 78 years Suffolk Downs has...
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RHS Class of 2013 Senior Car Wash

May 1, 2013
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RHS Class of 2013 Senior Car Wash

RHS senior-AKA Magilla Gorilla waves down cars on Broadway for the RHS Class of 2013 Senior Car Wash this past weekend.
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Going Strong at 165 Years: East Boston Savings Starts 165th Year of Serving Community

May 1, 2013
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Going Strong at 165 Years: East Boston Savings Starts 165th Year of Serving Community

Last Friday the East Boston Savings Bank celebrated 165 years in business with neighborhood-wide celebrations at all bank branches in Revere. The events included promotions, raffle and a IPad give-a-way. “East Boston Savings Bank owes its success over the past 165 years to the exceptional loyalty of our customers and the hard work of...
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Batting a Thousand

May 1, 2013
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Batting a Thousand

School Committee woman Carol Tye auctions off a Boston Strong collage at the RLL teleathon this past weekend.
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Investigators Looking at Use of Poker Machines

May 1, 2013
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Local social club-goers may have played their last game of Cherry 3000. State regulators have apparently raided several Revere veterans clubs and social clubs in a comprehensive investigation into illegal gaming in the city. The investigation focuses on the infamous poker machines – otherwise known as automatic amusement devices – and their use in...
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Mellace Will Be Inducted into Suffolk Hall of Fame

May 1, 2013
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When discussing some of the greatest players in the early years of Suffolk University men’s basketball, Arthur “Archie” Mellace has to be near the top of the list. A 6-foot-2-inch, 185-pound forward and captain, Mellace was an all-purpose player who could score with the best of them, filling the basket from both inside and...
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Rizzo to Hold Vigil for Victims of Bombing

May 1, 2013
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Mayor Dan Rizzo has invited all residents to an Interfaith Service and candlelight vigil for the victims, families, and responders of the Boston Marathon tragedy. All residents are encouraged to attend and come together as a community to reflect on the events of the week of April 15th. The vigil will take place on...
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Cafarelli Gets His Man Alive: Revere Chief and SWAT Team Credited with Helping in Apprehension of Tsarnaev

April 25, 2013
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Cafarelli Gets His Man Alive: Revere Chief and SWAT Team Credited with Helping in Apprehension of Tsarnaev

Last Friday was a good day to be a cop, Revere Police Chief Joe Cafarelli contends. Naturally, after a week of turmoil, it was especially meaningful for Revere folks and for Revere Police when Cafarelli and his North Metro SWAT team were front and center in the arrest of accused Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev....
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From Marathon to Medic: Revere Brothers Help Those Hurt in Bombing

April 25, 2013
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Revere Police officers – and brothers – Mike Mason and Joe Covino have run dozens of marathons between them, but this year, finishing the marathon wasn’t enough. Not only did the two officers run the Boston Marathon last Monday, but also they immediately went into emergency management mode – treating injured people and controlling...
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Revere Shines is Set for This Saturday

April 25, 2013
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Residents and City officials are jazzed up and ready to clean Revere this Saturday in the 3rd Annual RevereShines clean up event. The citywide affair will take place on April 27th, with volunteers meeting at the American Legion Building on Broadway around 9 a.m. Once gathered, volunteers will disburse to targeted areas around the...
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Walk to School Day is Next Wednesday

April 25, 2013
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All of Revere’s elementary schools will be walking to school on May 1st as part of the state’s Walk to School Day. Below is a listing of meet-up places for each school. •A.C. Whelan School Walkers from Washington Ave will meet at St. Mary’s Church at 7:20 a.m. and will depart at 7:25.a.m. Walkers...
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New Hotel Planned at Wonderland

April 25, 2013
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A development team has proposed putting a 12-story, 200-room hotel – dubbed preliminarily as the Ballroom Hotel – on the current site of the Wonderland Ballroom. Attorney Gerry D’Ambrosio said the proposal is in the very early stages, and the development team is still not being identified publicly. Other sources indicated that the team...
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