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Police to Start to Use Tasers

February 10, 2015
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Several Revere Police officers began carrying Tasers last week, also known as Electronic Control Weapons (ECW), and so far it’s made an early and significant difference in assaults on police officers. “We did the training last week and began to use them on certain shifts,” said Lt. Amy O’Hara. “They did have to use...
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Google Helps Locate Hydrants

February 10, 2015
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Years ago, when a snowstorm walloped the city and fire hydrants were hopelessly buried in white fluff, fire crews would get on the horn to one of their old salts who still had the grid memorized. “If we couldn’t locate a fire hydrant, we would often call retired Capt. Ed Janiak (now deceased) and...
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AirBNB Pits Innovation vs Regulation in Revere

February 10, 2015
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While Councillor John Powers was perusing his ward a few years ago, he got an interesting complaint: there were French people staying in a neighbor’s basement. It wasn’t exactly the kind of concern one hears every day, and the explanation was stranger than the complaint. What he had discovered was the fruits of the...
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A Family Snow Day

January 30, 2015
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A Family Snow Day


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Police Investigating Shooting of Chelsea Youth on Friday

January 30, 2015
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 Police continue an active investigation into the murder of 18-year-old Andres Jaramillo last Friday morning in his car, which was parked on Garfield Avenue near the Garfield School. A spokesman for the Suffolk County DA said there have been no arrests made as of Tuesday, but that leads are being followed. Revere Police responded...
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Councillors Meet Despite Snowstorm

January 30, 2015
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 REVERE – Despite the impending snowy weather the city council did meet Monday night to do some business.  The council approved a request for a 34 vehicle underground parking garage at 525 Beach St. The approval was necessary to obtain a “flammables” permit due to the gasoline in the vehicles. The 30 unit development...
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IC Community Demands Meeting with O’Malley on Church’s Overreaction

January 30, 2015
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Nearly 1,000 parents and parishioners from Immaculate Conception (IC) Church and School have officially lodged a petition of protest with the Archdiocese of Boston and Cardinal Sean O’Malley – calling for an immediate meeting with the Cardinal to discuss what they believe to be a complete overreaction in the handling of the inquiry into...
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Luberto’s Makes Seahawk Bet a Reality

January 30, 2015
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Luberto’s Makes Seahawk Bet a Reality

Sheriff Steven Tompkins and Revere bakery owner Danny Luberto are betting their tail that the New England Patriots will prevail in this weekend’s Super Bowl – a lobster tail pastry, that is. Tompkins made an official appearance at Luberto’s Bakery on Broadway Monday to announce the friendly Super Bowl wager between the local Sheriff...
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Revere Girl Scout Troop at Governor’s Office

January 22, 2015
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Revere Girl Scout Troop at Governor’s Office

A group of Revere Girl Scouts got a quick (and unexpected) trip to the corner office last week while touring the State House. Troop leader Stacy Ceren said her charges were taking the standard tour of the capitol when Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito crossed their paths and found out they...
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FKO Gets $400,000 Grant for New Building

January 22, 2015
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REVERE – It seems only appropriate that the For Kids Only (FKO)afterschool program receives a $400,000 grant to build a new facility during the program’s 30th anniversary year. The Department of Early Education (EEC) and the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) awarded the grant to go toward the $2.8 million building project. The...
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Police Won’t Seek Charges at IC

January 22, 2015
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Revere Police said on Tuesday afternoon that there would almost certainly be no criminal charges taken out in the investigation into alleged misconduct at Immaculate Conception (IC) School. Furthermore, Police said the situation seemed to be a misunderstanding that got out of hand quickly. “We’re confident after investigating the matter that it is coming...
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Few Things Can Stop Hendershott from Playing in Pro Bowl Football

January 22, 2015
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There are a lot of things that could hold Revere’s Bryanna Hendershott back from the football field, but certainly nothing holds her back when on the field. First of all, football – while more popular with girls now – is still mostly a boy’s game, but that doesn’t seem to make a difference. Second...
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Rizzo Points to Revere’s Bright Future

January 12, 2015
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REVERE – Mayor Dan Rizzo knows the city is literally on the rise and that plays a significant role in the launching of Plan Revere, a comprehensive look into all the development in Revere, including the 70 acres of land that make up Suffolk Downs and the former Wonderland dog track. “We were handed...
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Patsy Tata Dead at 87

January 12, 2015
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REVERE – Former city councilor, school committee member and Revere firefighter Patsy “Pat” W. Tata will be laid to rest Friday morning. He passed away Jan. 2 at the age of 87. In honor of his service to the city the city council issued a Resolution of Condolence, recognizing his loss. John Powers, council...
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Multi-Million Dollar Grant Set for RHS

January 12, 2015
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To grow award-winning grapes, one must cultivate a vineyard for many years before the best results emerge from the vine, and in that spirit, the Revere Public Schools landed a multi-million dollar grant on Tuesday from the Nellie Mae Foundation that will aim to plant choice seeds of success for the district’s future. Revere...
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Boston Joins Revere and Somerville in Filing Lawsuit Against MGC

January 12, 2015
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The City of Boston joined Revere and Somerville in filing a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) in Suffolk Superior Court asking the court to vacate the license agreement given to Wynn in Everett by the MGC last November. A cornerstone to the argument is the impacts on Charlestown. The 74-page filing by...
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Vincent Begins New Term as State Representative

January 12, 2015
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Roselee Vincent begins a new term as state representative today (Wednesday). Vincent was set to take the oath of office for a two-year term at a swearing-in ceremony this morning at the State House in Boston. She has served as state representative since April 16, 2014 after winning a special election April 1. In...
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Revere’s Persons of the Year: Linda Shaw, Director of Housing Authority

December 30, 2014
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Revere’s Persons of the Year: Linda Shaw, Director of Housing Authority

Revere Housing Authority Director Linda Shaw has a pile of letters that she sent over nearly three years to state housing officials requesting money to fix up dilapidated, vacant housing units in the Shirley Avenue area. She readily shows them to everyone. Prior to this year, they were a source of frustration and letters...
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Dr. Lourenco Garcia Principal of Revere High

December 30, 2014
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Dr. Lourenco Garcia Principal of Revere High

As a student walked through the halls of Revere High School (RHS) recently, Principal Lourenco Garcia put down his hand-held radio and discreetly told the young man to take his hood off. One student later, he was questioning where the student ID was at. Other students might have been too loud and others might...
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Simulcast License at Suffolk to Expire on Dec. 31

December 30, 2014
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Suffolk Downs Race track will close its simulcasting season at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, and the future beyond that is quite in doubt. A calendar for simulcasting from the track lists simulcasting races all throughout the day on Dec. 31, but on Jan. 1 it reads “To Be Determined.” According to the...
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