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City Officials Start a New Tradition

October 11, 2012
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City Officials Start a New Tradition

The zings at the inaugural Columbus Day Parade roast on Monday didn’t zap quite as crushingly as those at its St. Patrick’s Day counterpart in South Boston, but the breakfast still featured several zingers and it wholly entertained a sold-out crowd in the Beachmont VFW. In fact, the event was such an immediate success...
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Excise Tax Losses Loom Larger in Surcharge Issue

October 11, 2012
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If Revere loses the coveted and necessary Rental Car Surcharge fee from Thrifty Rental Cars, that loss will be only half of the story. City Director of Finance George Anzuoni said that the City would lose around $600,000 per year in excise taxes as well when Thrifty leaves for the Logan Airport’s new Consolidated...
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NECCO Fire Could Have Been a Lot Worse

October 11, 2012
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As a machine burst into flames deep within a mechanical room at the behemoth Necco Candy Company on American Legion Highway last Friday night, the situation went from bad to insanely bad in a matter of minutes. It was precipitously close to a disaster, but the end result was a lucky near miss –...
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At Probate Court, Probation Staff Aims to Make Disagreeable World More Agreeable

October 4, 2012
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At Probate Court, Probation Staff Aims to Make Disagreeable World More Agreeable

It’s no secret family life all over the country, and quite notably here in the cities and towns of Suffolk County, has gotten increasingly more complex, chaotic and dysfunctional. It is a new era where family and parenting can mean just about anything one wants. There is more and more familial dirty laundry being...
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Freshness is the Hallmark for Pesce Pazzo Chefs

October 4, 2012
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Freshness is the Hallmark for Pesce Pazzo Chefs

Forget everything you knew about the old Wharf Restaurant property on North Shore Road and replace it with a chic new eatery built on freshness and called Pesce Pazzo. For the past three months, John, Mike and Gina Beatrice – along with Chef Davide Artiano – have been changing the pace of the North...
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Sounds of Silence : Councillors Set to Pass Noise Ordinance

October 4, 2012
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Sounds of Silence : Councillors Set to Pass Noise Ordinance

The music blares. It’s 2 a.m. The neighbors down the street have been partying and blasting music since early in the afternoon. There seems to be no respite; nowhere to turn. You can’t sleep. Until now. A much-strengthened City Noise Ordinance got a very positive review at the City Council’s Legislative Affairs Committee on...
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Breakfast on Monday to Kick off Parade Fund-raising Drive

October 4, 2012
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The City is getting everything ready for a major push to bring back the Columbus Day Parade in 2013, and this Columbus Day they’ll kick off that effort with a breakfast roast that will be a who’s who of state and local elected officials. The parade was discontinued without so much of a whimper...
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Healthy but Hungry

October 4, 2012
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In a hyper-political time, even school lunch has been served with a heaping helping of political strife. As students returned to Revere High School (RHS) last month, the last thing on their minds was the school lunch. That quickly changed, though, when students reported to the cafeteria and found smaller portions, different tasting foods,...
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Sixth Annual Revere Beach Memorial

September 26, 2012
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Sixth Annual Revere Beach Memorial

On Sunday night residents gathered for the Sixth Annual Revere Beach Memorial dedicated to those whose lives were cut short due to drugs and alcohol. Iin the photo to the left, Jack Ciano came for his son John Michael Ciano.
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Thar’ She Blows

September 26, 2012
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Thar’ She Blows

Fourth grade students at the A.C. Whelan School participated in “Figure it out Fridays”/ Science Fridays last Friday afternoon, a program that runs every week thanks to the school’s Extended Learning Time (ELT) grant. Here, students observe a model representing the build up of pressure inside the Earth. Students tell administrators the program is...
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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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