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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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Rice Gets 6 Months Jail Time: Former Library Director Pleads Guilty and Hands over Check for $230,000

December 28, 2011
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Former Revere Public Library Director Bob Rice Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to 20 counts of fraud and embezzlement – getting six months in jail and immediately handing over $230,000 restitution. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Carol Ball heard the guilty plea from Rice, who was represented at the hearing by Attorneys Stephen Tassinari and...

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Revere’s Women of the Year: Ann Marie Costa; Deputy Superintendent of Schools Shows Initiative and Forward-thinking in Her Career

December 28, 2011
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When Deputy Superintendent Ann Marie Costa told her mother that she wanted to be a doctor, her mom didn’t believe it was such a good idea. She told her to be a nurse, or better yet, a teacher. It was advice that Costa took, and students in the City of Revere for the last...

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Wheel Heels: Brazen Thieves Steal the Tires off a Car on Caruso Street

December 22, 2011
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Wheel Heels: Brazen Thieves Steal the Tires off a Car on Caruso Street

Caruso Street isn’t exactly East St. Louis, so it was with quite a bit of surprise on Monday morning when Jim D’Orsi walked out of his two-story home adorned with white columns on his quiet residential street and found his daughter’s Honda Civic resting on cinder blocks – its tires and rims completely removed....

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House Breaks Vs. In-home Business: RPD, Council Try to Balance Crime Fighting with Free Enterprise

December 22, 2011
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House Breaks Vs. In-home Business: RPD, Council Try to Balance Crime Fighting with Free Enterprise

Rick and Cherie Meade were still laughing when they returned to their Barrett Street apartment last Thursday after seeing a movie and doing a little Christmas shopping. The laughter didn’t last long, though. “I saw the door busted open and the Christmas decorations that were hung on the door were lying on the ground,”...

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