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Council Approves Project

September 26, 2012
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It came down to a roll of the dice – a bit of a gamble – and most City Councillors weren’t willing to call the bluff of an Everett developer who has plans to build 261 apartment units at a plot of land next to the BJ’s store on Ward Street. The situation was...
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School Uniforms and Its Working Well Here

September 26, 2012
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They say that the uniform makes the man, but uniforms are also doing quite a lot for the boys and girls in several of Revere’s elementary schools this year. After being pioneers at the Paul Revere School, the ever-controversial school uniform issue took a major leap this year as three of the City’s elementary...
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Revere Businessman Falls Prey to Scam

September 26, 2012
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In what allegedly appears to be a scam of major proportions, the MBTA has placed a Blue Line subway train superintendent on administrative leave and the Transit Police have embarked on an aggressive investigation into allegations in the purported scam. Christopher Shea, who serves as a higher-up in the Blue Line, has also had...
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Schools Hit High Mark on MCAS

September 26, 2012
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As Superintendent Paul Dakin and Assistant Superintendent Dianne Kelley perused the initial MCAS test numbers for Revere Schools last week, one thing about those scores seemed to jump off the dry erase board. As Dakin pointed to the top of the list – to those schools that performed the best on the test –...
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Local Man Shot on Rose St.

September 26, 2012
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State and local officials are investigating every angle in the shooting death of Revere’s Richard Pignone, 55, at an apartment in the Rose Street Development last Thursday night. Revere Police and Revere Fire responded to 52 Rose St. at about 9:20 p.m. after a smoke alarm activation in the apartment. On arrival, they found...
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Road Race

September 20, 2012
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Road Race

A road racer in the Allstate 13.1 Road Race runs past Kelly’s on the Boulevard last Sunday morning. While racers from all over the country raved about the weather and the ocean route, residents in Revere along the course were none too happy about the scene.
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Funny Pharmacist Artie Januario Soars to Headline Status on the Comedy Scene

September 20, 2012
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Artie Januario already owns the title of funniest pharmacist in America. “Some guys might claim to be pharmacists that sell drugs, but I don’t think they have a license,” jokes Januario, a 1973 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School of Revere. Januario, a 56-year-old licensed pharmacist at Super Stop & Shop by day and...
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Officials Pass New Rx Bill

September 20, 2012
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As this weekend’s Revere Beach Memorial approaches, local elected officials and anti-addition advocates are using the spotlight to focus in on a different kind of fight against drug addiction. The current struggle, they say, is not as much on the streets with hard drugs, but rather in the medicine cabinet and doctor’s office with...
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High School Gets Very Positive Review and Renewed Accreditation This Week

September 20, 2012
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It was a sigh of relief and a wide smile at Revere High School (RHS) this week as news filtered out that the school had received a glowing review and a renewed accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASAC). The accreditation process began last March when a team of educators...
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Goooal!!!Development at Wonderland Might Include Soccer Stadium

September 20, 2012
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A groundbreaking development at the former Wonderland Dog Track property is apparently knocking on the City’s door and it could include a 15,000-seat soccer stadium with accompanying parking. Sources told the Journal this week that talks regarding the building of a new soccer stadium at Wonderland have escalated quickly as of late, and the...
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Remembering 9/11

September 12, 2012
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Remembering 9/11

The City of Revere and Revere Police and Fire Departments held a commemoration on Tuesday morning of the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks. Here, at left, Firefighter Anthony DiGiovanni and Lt. Dennis Russo lower the flag in front of the Parkway Station to half-staff as the five alarms rang to mark the...
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Getting Three More Properties on Tax Roles

September 12, 2012
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Getting Three More Properties on Tax Roles

There are some homes that nobody can seem to salvage. And when those homes appear, Chelsea Restoration has routinely stepped up to the plate. Now, with a hefty state grant in their coffers, they are ready to salvage three more Revere properties. Helen Zucco of Chelsea Restoration said that the non-profit recently got a...
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Councillors Warm to Tax Break for Market Basket

September 12, 2012
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Virtually everyone has been intrigued by the prospect that the Market Basket might locate in the Northgate Shopping Center, and even more so that the store might be requesting a tax break from the City in the form of a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement. The news of a potential TIF for Demoulas Market...
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Rat War : City Officials Look to Curb Rodent Problem

September 12, 2012
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Just last month, Sharon DeLorey came upon something unnerving. It’s just the kind of something that residents all over Revere are encountering, and one in which no one is happy to speak of. It’s kind of become a dirty secret. But there it was that day last month, sitting lazily in the playground at...
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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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