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Officials Planning Columbus Day Parade Here

September 12, 2012
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For many, many years, the Columbus Day Parade which was one of our city’s hallmark events. Several years ago, due to budget constraints, the parade was cancelled. Well it was gone but not forgotten. Keeping his promise to continue to create (and re-create) positive community events, Mayor Rizzo recently announced his decision to bring back the parade in October of...
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Farmers’ Market at Revere Beach

September 5, 2012
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Farmers’ Market at Revere Beach

Beachmont’s Claire Morgan chooses a nice, ripe peach at the Revere Beach Farmer’s Market last Thursday. The Market continues in full swing all this month and October, with a majority of the prime harvest coming right now. The Market is open every Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.
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Back to Court Again

September 5, 2012
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By the time Revere and State Police caught up to Jose Reyes late last week, he had already put some major miles on his sneakers. The Revere Police and State Police Fugitive Team were pursuing Reyes under another name when they approached his Revere Street home last Tuesday. After chasing him for two days...
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Officials Upset About Closure of Ocean Ave.

September 5, 2012
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Several Revere officials are none too happy about a plan floated by the state Department of Transportation to close off Ocean Avenue for the next eight weeks, starting Sept. 17th. The closure would affect Ocean Avenue and lower Revere Street and would be done to accommodate construction on the new pedestrian footbridge that goes...
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Light Vote Expected on Thursday’s Primary

September 5, 2012
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Thursday’s primary, replacing the traditional first Tuesday of September primary, is not expected to bring out a major vote. Although there are several races Revere voters should be interested in – primary among them Suffolk County Clerk of Probate and Suffolk County Superior Court Clerk as well as the District 6 Governor’s Council race...
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Harvesting Success at the Community Garden; Program Looks to Expand After First-year’s Successes

August 31, 2012
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Harvesting Success at the Community Garden; Program Looks to Expand After First-year’s Successes

Revere’s Bob Fitzgerald never knew a cucumber could taste so good. But after recently harvesting his first cucumbers in the inaugural season of the Community Garden on the Revere High School grounds, Fitzgerald sat down under a tree and bit down into sweet success. “This has made my summer,” he said recently while cleaning...
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Raising Money for Kids One Cup at a Time; Dale Street Girls Take a Different Tack with Their Summer Activities

August 30, 2012
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Raising Money for Kids One Cup at a Time; Dale Street Girls Take a Different Tack with Their Summer Activities

The most popular question this week in classrooms all over Revere has involved finding out what everyone did over the summer. Some went to Disneyland. Others saw the sandcastles on Revere Beach up close. Still others will have taken vacations to far-flung places. But two little girls at the Whelan School will have an...
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First Day of School

August 29, 2012
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First Day of School

The first day of school in Revere on Tuesday got off to a rainy start, but it didn’t wash the smile off of incoming kindergartner Olivia Harris – who was eagerly heading into the Lincoln School to meet her teacher. She is pictured here with her mother, Michele Harris (who also attended the Lincoln...
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Mayors Object to Casino Being Phased-In

August 29, 2012
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Timing is everything, and Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo and Boston Mayor Tom Menino are seriously questioning the timing of a resort casino at Suffolk Downs – so much so that both said they might not support a casino that isn’t rolled out all at once in a resort format. Both mayors chimed in last...
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RHS Student Reports to Jordan for School This Week

August 29, 2012
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While most students report to Revere High School (RHS) for the start of classes this week, Junior Alejandro Rojas will be reporting to Logan Airport for a 10-hour flight to Amman, Jordan for a year-long study in the prestigious King’s Academy. He is one of 16 students worldwide chosen for the Arabic Year at...
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Suffolk Downs Mitigation Package Coming Slower Than Expected

August 29, 2012
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The host community agreement negotiations with Suffolk Downs are moving slower than City officials had hoped, but Economic Development Director John Festa said on Monday that he and Mayor Dan Rizzo expected the agreement to be in place by October. Revere was the first host community to begin negotiations with a potential casino license...
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Market Basket Looks to Locate at Northgate

August 29, 2012
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Grocery shopping in Revere will never be the same as numerous sources have confirmed that a Demoulas Market Basket will locate and build a new store at the Northgate Mall within one year. “Market Basket is one entity that has expressed interest in going there and it’s looking really positive for them going in,”...
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Top Boston Restaurateur Finds Peace and a Home on Revere Beach

August 27, 2012
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Top Boston Restaurateur Finds Peace and a Home on Revere Beach

Top Boston chef and restaurateur Brian Poe leaves a lot of hard work at his two hit eateries in Boston – whipping up incredible dishes, shining in the media spotlight and preparing a new, third dining spot in the South End – but his inspiration for those ventures comes from Revere Beach where he...
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New Modular Classrooms

August 22, 2012
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New Modular Classrooms

New modular classrooms arrived at the McKinley School this week just as the elementary started classes on Tuesday. The modules are one way that the school district is dealing with a student population that has outgrown school building space.
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Finding Sweet Success

August 22, 2012
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Finding Sweet Success

There’s something timeless about a T-Shirt, and Beachmont designer Regan Smith Clarke has captured history once again in his newest T-Shirt designs. After two years in business, Clarke said he continues to make the rounds at shows around the country and is finding marked success in chasing his dream. “I’ve been through everything from...
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Revere Beach Bridge Named for Cong. Markey’s Parents

August 22, 2012
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The grand centerpiece in the reconstruction of what will be a totally new Revere Beach – the sleek, Zakim-style Wonderland Pedestrian Bridge – finally has a namesake, and it’s none other than (drum roll please)…Congressman Ed Markey’s parents. If that leaves you a bit confused, you wouldn’t be alone. Seemingly coming out of the...
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JROTC Coming to High School

August 22, 2012
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Revere High School (RHS) students will have the opportunity to march and salute their way into the school year this fall with the new Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program making a big debut at the school. The JROTC is a leadership and discipline program sponsored by the U.S. Army and very common...
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Growing School Enrollments … but No Space : officials Add Temporary

August 22, 2012
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The first official day of school at one Revere elementary school kicked off this Tuesday, and there was something very new greeting students at the 100-year-old McKinley School – trailer modules that will be used for classrooms. Superintendent Paul Dakin said that the modules would be used for three 5th grade and one 3rd...
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Circus Comes to Town

August 15, 2012
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Circus Comes to Town

Enjoying Circus Smirkus last weekend were Rayna, Harriet, Oliver, Ben, Lucy, Cooper and Finn.
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Clammers Heartened by Lawsuit Against Massport

August 15, 2012
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A lawsuit by 19 local clammers against Massport and a jet fuel delivery company Swissport/BOS is now making its way through the court system and giving rise to the belief that justice might be done for the clammers, who lost the Wood Island clamming flats to an alleged jet fuel spill that occurred at...
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