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New Wonderland Transit Center Opens to Fanfare, Ribbon Cutting

July 4, 2012
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New Wonderland Transit Center Opens to Fanfare, Ribbon Cutting

The new Wonderland Intermodal Transit Center was officially opened with a traditional ribbon cutting at the location Saturday morning. The $53.5 million dollar parking garage and walkway to the beach is a spectacular new architectural addition to the local landscape and is part of a much grander development project intended to change Ocean Street...
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Officials Discuss Loan for Federal Mandate

July 4, 2012
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The City is preparing to engage in another round of multi-million dollar borrowings to continue the work required under the federal government’s signed Consent Decree with Revere for historic violations of the Clean Water Act. The Council has scheduled a Public Hearing this month to consider $7.55 million in borrowings from the state’s Clean...
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Toddler Falls on Boulevard

July 4, 2012
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A two-year-old is in stable condition this week after falling three stories from Revere Beach Boulevard apartment window and landing jaw-first on the sidewalk Sunday night. Revere Police said that it was purely an accident and no criminal charges would be filed, but also said it was a great reminder for the general public...
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Sandcastle Countdown: Fenway Comes to Revere Beach ; Sculptors to Build Replica of Park

July 3, 2012
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Master sculptors at the upcoming Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival are preparing to hit a home run with what could be their most popular centerpiece sculpture ever. Meredith Corson of Sanding Ovations told the Journal that the centerpiece sculpture at this year’s festival would be a gigantic version of Fenway Park, in honor of...
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Take Me Higher, Dad

June 27, 2012
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Take Me Higher, Dad

Ryan Signorelli enjoys the view from above courtsey of his father, Geoff.
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Granddad Claims That He Was Falsely Arrested

June 27, 2012
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Making an incredible allegation of false arrest on Revere Beach, a 55-year-old Revere resident filed a lawsuit in Boston’s Federal Court against a State Trooper who allegedly arrested him while he was trying to teach his granddaughter not to play with fireworks. The State Police did not return a communication from the Journal in...
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Smith Snubs City Officials over Violations

June 27, 2012
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The king of no-show will apparently now have to show up at a Chelsea courthouse, as Revere fire officials filed a criminal complaint in Chelsea District Court on Tuesday against Everett State Rep. Steve ‘Stat’ Smith in the ongoing saga over his illegal apartments on Yeamans Street. After Smith allegedly dragged his feet for...
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Cafarelli Named Permanent Chief

June 27, 2012
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Over the strong objections of one city councillor, the City Council followed the desire of Mayor Dan Rizzo and pushed through the permanent, five-year appointment of Acting Chief Joe Cafarelli on Monday night. Rizzo had taken swift action in February to appoint Cafarelli as acting chief and to demote former Chief Terence Reardon. At...
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Cyndal Todd Crowned N.E. Perfect Miss 2012

June 21, 2012
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Cyndal Todd Crowned N.E. Perfect Miss 2012

Cyndal Maria Todd works as a full-time paralegal and is an actress and a model, so she wears different hats in the stream of her daily life. The stunning, 26-year-old Revere High graduate also currently wears the crown of New England Perfect Miss 2012, having prevailed over twenty contestants in the pageant that was...
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House in Disorder: City Officials Fed Up with Smith’s Antics

June 21, 2012
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Revere’s highest officials are irate at Everett State Rep. Steve ‘Stat’ Smith (D-Everett) for dragging his feet in fixing code violations and fire safety violations uncovered last month at a Yeamans Street property that contained some 12 illegal apartments. Mayor Dan Rizzo said this week Smith has not even come close to satisfying city...
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Local Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall

June 21, 2012
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The city’s unemployment rate has followed a state trend and plummeted more than 2 percent since January, resulting in a rate of 6.8 percent for Revere in May. The entire labor force for the city was at 24,730 people in May, and 1,670 were unemployed, resulting in the 6.8 percent rate. The statewide rate...
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RHS Graduation Day 2012

June 13, 2012
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RHS Graduation Day 2012

The Revere High School Class of 2012 is shown above tossing their caps into the air in the traditional manner following graduation over the weekend.
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From RHS to Harvard: Ferrante Becomes Second in Family to Attend Storied University

June 13, 2012
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From RHS to Harvard: Ferrante Becomes Second in Family to Attend Storied University

When Revere High School (RHS) 2012 Valedictorian Michael Ferrante was in second grade, he helped pack up his brother’s belongings and drive them over to Cambridge. He carried boxes and computers across Harvard Yard and took in everything in the old buildings as his brother, Frank T. Ferrante, nervously acclimated himself to the campus...
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Preliminary City Budget Taking Shape for Review

June 13, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo said this week that his first stab at setting a City Budget proposal was a rather tough one, given the limited funds coming into the City, but said he got through it without any layoffs or catastrophic actions. “We aren’t going to have any layoffs, that’s for certain,” Rizzo said of...
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Commission Reaffirms Host Status: Revere Officials Question Casino Host Status After Erroneous Email

June 13, 2012
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Something that has never before been questioned is whether or not Revere is absolutely a host city if a casino is built at Suffolk Downs. After much discussion, that foundational question and resulting local controversy seems to have settled. Revere is a host city. But in the last 24 hours, that designation appeared to...
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Coming Together for Carolina

June 6, 2012
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Coming Together for Carolina

Over 150 staff, students, parents and community members – including School Committeewoman Stacey Rizzo – came together on Saturday morning to attend a fund-raising walk for Susan B. Anthony (SBA) 7th grader Carolina Martinez. Martinez was born healthy, but at age 2 was diag­nosed with a severe form of Muscular Dystrophy. She has been...
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Casino Plan Unveiled

June 6, 2012
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Casino Plan Unveiled

The casino plan that Revere residents will soon have the opportunity to vote for or against was unveiled Tuesday by owners of Suffolk Downs. While dramatically different from plans touted back in 2010, the proposal by Suffolk Downs’ principal owners and Caesar’s Entertainment includes a $1 billion investment to build a 300 room hotel,...
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Saugus Man Sues

June 6, 2012
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A Revere Police officer has been hit with a federal civil rights lawsuit this week from a Saugus man who was arrested at the 2007 Columbus Day Parade in the wake of the Officer Dan Talbot murder. Pat Starkey, 37, has filed suit with Attorney Myong Joun of Arlington in Boston Federal Court against...
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Graduation Moved Inside

June 6, 2012
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The Revere High School (RHS) Class of 2012 Graduation ceremony has already experienced a change of venue, with the ceremony being moved from the Della Russo Stadium to the RHS Field House. Graduation will begin at the Field House at 6 p.m. today, June 6th, and student tickets will still be honored. Because the...
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For Reggie’s Sixth Birthday

May 31, 2012
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For Reggie’s Sixth Birthday

He Deveau Family along with many friends released 300 balloons in honor of Lil Reggie’s 6th Birthday. Reggie Green, known as their “superman,” passed away from Neuroblastoma cancer at age 5 this past September.
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