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Police Chief Situation Subject for Discussion

February 2, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo and Police Chief Terence Reardon have apparently met to discuss his future plans and for the mayor to make his wishes known during a meeting held between the two last week, according to sources, all of whom wished to remain unnamed. The mayor and the chief had a frank and open...

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Big Brothers Program Flourishing in Revere

January 26, 2012
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Big Brothers Program Flourishing in Revere

When Big Brother volunteer Joe Butler asked his Little Brother Michael Rivera, of Revere, about Kelly’s on Revere Beach, Rivera looked at him with a puzzled expression. “What’s Kelly’s?” he asked. Without another word, Butler, 28, gave his Little Brother a little advice and some tasty fried clams that he hasn’t yet forgotten. “I...

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Union Contracts on Rizzo’s Short List: Less Controversial Than Previous Couple of Years

January 26, 2012
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Less controversial than previous couple of years The Rizzo Administration and two key municipal unions have already met in the new mayor’s first month in office. The Revere Firefighters Union and the Revere Teacher’s Association (RTA) met within the last week with Mayor Dan Rizzo and members of his administration or with the School...

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Moose in a Predicament After Losing Liquor License

January 26, 2012
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It’s not easy being a moose. It’s even more difficult these days being a Revere Moose. The often-charitable social club has found itself in a heaping mess this week, as they forgot to renew their liquor license last year and are scurrying to find a way to hold their popular Super Bowl party at...

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New Trash Law Experiencing Growing Pains

January 26, 2012
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The new trash ordinance has experienced quite a few growing pains this month, but Health Agent Nick Catinazzo said he thinks that with time the kinks will get worked out. “We’ve written a tremendous amount of fines,” Catinazzo said. “To be honest, it’s not really easy to enforce. The rodent-free bags are not marked...

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For One Revere High Senior Application Process is Done

January 19, 2012
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For One Revere High Senior Application Process is Done

For most Revere High School (RHS) students, the college application and student loan process is at full throttle this month, and for it, a good many students and their parents are pulling their hair out. Not so for RHS Senior Kristina Aiello, whose hair is completely intact, and who is heading to the private...

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New Law Haunts Schools Local City Officials Charge: Marijuana Law is Taking Toll on Teens at Revere High

January 19, 2012
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Two years ago this month, Massachusetts decriminalized the use and possession of an ounce or less of marijuana. Many probably haven’t given a second thought to that change over the past 24 months, but in the schools, it’s a topic of conversation just about every day. And Revere school officials say the double standard...

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Casinos: “Will Not Come Quickly” State Delegation Tells Councillors

January 19, 2012
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State legislators told the City Council at a special meeting last Thursday that it could be more than two years before any possible casino exists in Revere, and they indicated that the process will play out slowly, but correctly. State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli (D-Eastie) and State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein (D-Revere) enlightened a Revere City...

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How a Referendum Vote Will Work in Revere

January 19, 2012
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There are a lot of things that must happen before Revere voters are asked to go to the polls and give their two cents on the casino proposal and mitigation package at Suffolk Downs. However, when and if that vote occurs, the basics are as follows. •Any successfully negotiated mitigation package with Suffolk Downs...

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RHA Ready to Set Record Straight on Trash

January 19, 2012
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The City’s top housing official said this week that she is looking forward to appearing before the City Council next Monday to set the record straight on the newly introduced trash ordinance. “I’m looking forward to coming before the Council to share my ideas because the Council hasn’t been accurate in what they are...

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Residents Upset over Pending MBTA Cuts

January 11, 2012
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Residents Upset over Pending MBTA Cuts

As the 411 bus rumbled up Oak Island Street towards the Jack Satter House earlier this week, there weren’t a ton of people getting off the bus, and there was really only one man getting on. Those using the bus were regulars, though, and they said that while the 411 doesn’t have a large...

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RHS Hockey at Frozen Fenway

January 11, 2012
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RHS Hockey at Frozen Fenway

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo drops the puck for the faceoff between Norwood captain Brendan Cathcart and Revere captain Peter Marino at the start of the Frozen Fenway hockey game Monday night under the lights at Fenway Park. Also taking part in the ceremony are Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo, Revere captain Drew...

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Councillor Giannino Makes the Airwaves

January 11, 2012
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Councillor Jessica Giannino is bringing favorable recognition to the city in her new gig as a monthly guest on the “Hill-Man Morning Show” on WAAF (107.3 FM). Giannino, who at the age of 20 became the youngest councillor-at-large ever elected, made her debut Monday morning on the 15-minute segment titled, “The Revere Beach Roundup,”...

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Council Grants Waivers for Two

January 11, 2012
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City Councillors unanimously passed two requests from Mayor Dan Rizzo on Monday night to grant non-residency waivers for two of the mayor’s newest hires. Lynnfield resident John Festa, a Revere native who has worked in the city for decades at Festa Construction, and Boston resident Miles Lang Kennedy, who worked on Rizzo’s mayoral campaign,...

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Hill Park Possible Site for Mckinley — Again

January 11, 2012
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As the City and Schools move ahead on planning the new McKinley School, an old argument is resurfacing all over again. Hill Park has long been an area for recreation – a park named after a World War II veteran who died in action – but as the planning for the McKinley takes off...

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Rizzo Assumes Leadership of Revere: Before Standing Room Crowd Says “Finest Days Are Yet to Come”

January 4, 2012
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Rizzo Assumes Leadership of Revere: Before Standing Room Crowd Says “Finest Days Are Yet to Come”

Dan Rizzo’s inaugural Monday night inside the Revere High School auditorium was an extraordinary affair by every standard of measure. A festive, well-dressed throng packed the huge auditorium, which is an accomplishment by itself. It is very likely close to 1,000 people attended the event, which was broadcast live on Revere TV. Rizzo’s inaugural...

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Council, School Commitee Members Also Take the Oath on Monday Night

January 4, 2012
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The Revere City Council inaugurated two new councillors – including the youngest citywide councillor in history – and nine incumbents at the grand inauguration ceremony Monday night. Coming on as new members of the Council were Brian Arrigo and Jessica Ann Giannino, with Giannino being the youngest ever elected citywide. Both are at-large councillors....

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New Mayor Dan Rizzo delivers his inaugural address Jan. 2, 2012

January 3, 2012
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Fatal Crash Takes the Life of Chelsea Man

December 28, 2011
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Fatal Crash Takes the Life of Chelsea Man

A Chelsea man lost his life in a fatal automobile accident on the General Edwards Bridge Monday morning, according to Revere Fire Chief Gene Doherty. State Police announced late on Monday that the victim was Wayne Diggs, 50, of Chelsea. He had been driving a 2005 Dodge Ram northbound on Rt. 1A. Fire officials...

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City Officials Ready to Enforce New Trash Ordinance on Jan. 1

December 28, 2011
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The new trash ordinance that the Council passed last summer will go into effect on Jan. 1st and city inspectors said last week that they are prepared to hand out fines. “It’s going to be pretty tough because trash trucks go out really early, but we’ll have our guys out there with them to...

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