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Clean and Press

December 21, 2011
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A controversial Laundromat proposal in Beachmont Square snuck through Monday night during the last Council meeting of the year and after languishing in committee with nary a peep since early fall. Ralph Torretta received unanimous approval from the Council Monday to locate a Laundromat in his building on Winthrop Avenue – a building that...

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Despite Gaming Commission Speculation, Ambrosino Says He Has No Job Lined Up

December 15, 2011
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Despite Gaming Commission Speculation, Ambrosino Says He Has No Job Lined Up

Mayor Tom Ambrosino said he would be staring down joblessness come January 3, and he doesn’t plan to apply for a position on the new Massachusetts Gaming Commission – as many have suggested he might do. Ambrosino said he has not applied for any of the positions on the Commission as of this week,...

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Elected Officials, Teachers Show Their Support for Randall, Ask for Lenience

December 15, 2011
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Several elected officials, a teacher and the wife of former Revere Police Officer Todd Randall last week made a last minute call on Federal Judge Rya Zobel for leniency on the fallen officer. Randall was sentenced in Federal Court at Boston on Tuesday afternoon, but late last Friday, Randall’s attorney – Tim Flaherty –...

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Former Officer Will Serve Four Months in Prison

December 15, 2011
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With federal prosecutors noticeably disappointed, Judge Rya Zobel on Tuesday afternoon sentenced former Revere Police Officer Todd Randall to four months in prison for lying to FBI agents in 2010 during the course of an investigation into police corruption in Revere. Randall has already served 33 days and will get credit for that time....

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Transition Team Plans Its First Meeting

December 8, 2011
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Transition Team Plans Its First Meeting

The Rizzo Administration began easing its way into City Hall Tuesday night, December 6, with its first Transition Team meeting held at the Council Chambers and open to the public. The meeting was expected to last at least 90 minutes and is in the spirit of full transparency within the new administration – which...

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Change Paves Way for Commercial Possibilities in North Revere; Saugus Neighbors Are Irked

December 8, 2011
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After more than 10 years of inaction, the Caddy Farms project in North Revere got a groundbreaking zoning change at Monday night’s City Council meeting, much to the displeasure of scores of Saugus residents who were in attendance. The Council voted 10-1 to approve the new zoning, which will make the Caddy Farms land...

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Heavyweight Showdown: Suffolk Downs and Wynn/Kraft Roll out Their Visions for Resort Casinos

December 8, 2011
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In the midst of Suffolk Downs making a big splash with their official intentions to seek a casino license, the New England Patriots are apparently throwing a chop block their way. With a major casino developer visiting Patriots owner Bob Kraft at last Sunday’s football game, casino gaming in Greater Boston has officially become...

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A Complete Twist: RHS Drama Guild Will Embark on Its First Full-length Production with Its Version of ‘the Taming of the Shrew’

December 2, 2011
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A Complete Twist: RHS Drama Guild Will Embark on Its First Full-length Production with Its Version of ‘the Taming of the Shrew’

The newly formed Revere High School (RHS) Drama Guild is preparing to take a big bite out of Shakespeare next week as they perform their twist on ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ in two performances. The cast of about 12 students in the one-year old Drama Guild – which is financially supported by RevereCARES...

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Thanks for Nothing (Seriously): As Ambrosino Leaves, Budget Deficit Has Been Erased

December 2, 2011
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When Mayor Tom Ambrosino leaves office next month, he’ll be leaving a neatly wrapped package in the Mayor’s Office for Mayor-elect Dan Rizzo. That gift will be a surplus of cash in the Rainy Day Fund and a nearly $2 million deficit that has been completely wiped off the books. Ambrosino reported to the...

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Tireless Senior Center Employee Was the Victim of a Gutless Attack on Thanksgiving

December 2, 2011
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The heart of the Rossetti Cowan Senior Center is in everyone’s prayers this week after a violent purse snatching on Thanksgiving Day left her in the hospital. Lois Diamond, a tireless worker at the Senior Center and friend to just about everyone, was attacked by a female robber around 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day...

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Sounds of Christmas’ Concert Marks 35 Years with Dec. 4 Concert at St. Anthony’s Church

November 22, 2011
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Sounds of Christmas’ Concert Marks 35 Years with Dec. 4 Concert at St. Anthony’s Church

The North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra returns to St. Anthony’s Church Sunday, December 4, at 4 p.m. for Revere’s annual Robert A. Marra Memorial “Sounds of Christmas” Concert. This year’s concert marks the 35th anniversary of the event, which was first presented in 1976 as a way to cap off the City’s celebrations of the...

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Creating a Buzz: Looking to Enliven Its Community, Paul Revere School Holds First Annual Scripps Howard Spelling Bee

November 22, 2011
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Creating a Buzz: Looking to Enliven Its Community, Paul Revere School Holds First Annual Scripps Howard Spelling Bee

The Paul Revere School staff might be well versed on education, but administrators took a cue from the past last week to spell out success for their students. Under the guidance of Principal Barbara Kelly, the school registered and paid to be part of the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee competition this fall. Last Friday,...

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Organizers Still Optimistic About Beachmont Church’s Chances; Will Hold a Mass and Update This Sunday, Nov. 27

November 22, 2011
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Along with Thanksgiving this year comes a good deal of hope for those in Beachmont who are continuing the fight to save their Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Organizer John Verrengia said there would be a Mass on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27th, at 10 a.m. It will be celebrated by a Catholic priest at...

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Trim Costs? for All Trimmings? Forget It; Turkey Day Costs Are Up 13 Percent, Marking the Largest Increase in 26 Years

November 22, 2011
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There’s a lot to be thankful for when living in the United States, but this Thanksgiving, one thing there won’t be a lot of thanks for is the rising price of the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. A recent national survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) showed that the cost of a Thanksgiving Dinner...

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Giannino Makes History: College Sophomore is the Youngest Person Ever Elected to the City Council

November 16, 2011
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Giannino Makes History: College Sophomore is the Youngest Person Ever Elected to the City Council

Jessica Ann Giannino made Revere political history in the 2011 election when she became the youngest person ever elected to a councilor-at-large seat on the Revere City Council. Giannino, a 20-year-old sophomore at Salem State College, finished a strong fourth in a field of 11 candidates, receiving 3,590 votes in her first run for...

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Randall Arrested Again; Hearing in Federal Court Reveals Fight with Local Blogger in Coffee Shop

November 16, 2011
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The Federal Courthouse in Boston was transformed into a theatre for Revere-style chicanery on Monday, as former Revere Police officer Todd Randall was ordered held after a hearing that involved an allegation of him fighting with infamous blogger Richard Ireton at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Brown Circle. Randall, his wife, FBI agents and others...

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Correggio Will Challenge Morabito’s Win in Recount

November 16, 2011
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The battle is not over in the Council at-large race more than one week after the results were officially posted and the victory parties have long-since died out. At issue will be a recount of the vote concerning the razor-thin, 10-vote difference between Councillor-elect Steven Morabito and defeated incumbent Councillor John Correggio. After having...

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Blasé About the Ballots Turnout in Revere Unimpressive

November 16, 2011
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Underlying the excitement of the vote in last Tuesday’s City Election was the absence of a vote, with fewer than 10,000 votes cast in a hotly contested set of elections. On an exceptionally beautiful autumn day, in a race that featured a heated race for an open mayoral seat and a feisty at-large City...

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Rizzo Bests Rotondo by a Wide Margin

November 9, 2011
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Rizzo Bests Rotondo by a Wide Margin

Dan Rizzo is Revere’s mayor-elect following a strong effort throughout the city which left his challenger George Rotondo 1500 votes behind. The final vote was Rizzo 5429 to Rotondo 3938. Rizzo scored 57% of the vote. Rotondo scored 41%. The outcome didn’t surprise Rizzo supporters and organizers who outnumbered Rotondo’s by a wide margin....

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Rizzo Wins Mayoral Race: City Council Has a Younger Look; Three Newcomers Win At-large Seats

November 9, 2011
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Rizzo Wins Mayoral Race: City Council Has a Younger Look; Three Newcomers Win At-large Seats

The Council will have a much younger face in 2012 as three candidates under 35 were swept in during a City Council at-large race that was nip and tuck to the very end. The fifth seat in the at-large race was determined by a mere 10 votes, with Steven Morabito besting Incumbent Councillor John...

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