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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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Ethanol Trains Stopped by Petruccelli, Governor

August 15, 2012
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Governor Deval Patrick signed a transportation bill last week that gave approval to an amendment offered by Senator Anthony Petruccelli that stops train delivery of ethanol through a number of cities and towns, which includes Revere. The bill orders that further studies be made of the efficacy of transporting 1.7 million gallons of ethanol...
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Ante Up: Suffolk Downs Puts Up $400k for Casino Application Process

August 15, 2012
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The owners of Suffolk Downs ponied up $400,000 Friday and marched the check over to the offices of the Gaming Commission where it was left with officials there. Thus began the real opening salient in what is expected to be a long and sophisticated application process that will end sometime next year. The $400,000,...
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Dog Days of Summer

August 9, 2012
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Dog Days of Summer

Domestic Chinca and his dog, Leila, know how to stay cool in their pool.
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iPads Notesbooks Hit Classrooms

August 9, 2012
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iPads Notesbooks Hit Classrooms

A successful pilot program using computers in the classroom last year at the Paul Revere and Lincoln Schools has blossomed into a program at Revere High School (RHS) that will put an iPad in the hands of every incoming freshman this coming school year. In the latter part of last year, the district chose...
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Building Boom: State Officials Want City to Start Looking at New High School

August 9, 2012
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When it comes to building schools, the last few years have been full of discussions of all sorts. There were discussions about virtually every elementary and middle school in the school district’s arsenal. Lately, there have been endless discussions about the McKinley School, and there has even been talk about another elementary school that...
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Circus Smirkus Coming This Weekend

August 9, 2012
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The Circus Smirkus will make its annual stop in Revere this weekend, Aug. 12 and 13, to perform four shows at the Beachmont School and give those in attendance a little peek into the past, present and future. The beloved youth circus will perform ‘Topsy Turvy Time Travel’ in shows starting at 1 p.m....
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Christmas in July

August 1, 2012
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Christmas in July

There were no halls to deck, but it didn’t stop little Sadie Patch from getting all decked out in her best Christmas outfit for the City’s Christmas in July event at Harry Della Russo Stadium last week. The annual event celebrates the halfway point until Christmas.
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More School Days & Hours at Mckinley

August 1, 2012
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While all the talk about the McKinley School of late has been about the new building, this week school officials were lauding what is sure to immediately change what is going on inside the four walls. Superintendent Paul Dakin said the McKinley School got a big break in landing a very competitive Extended Learning...
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Moose Club Members Vote to Ban Smoking

August 1, 2012
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The Revere Moose Lodge has trimmed its antlers and kicked some bad habits, namely cigarette smoking. The recently-troubled club has gone through some major organizational changes since nearly dissolving last January, and last week the lodge made a major move in becoming the first private club in Revere to prohibit smoking within its building....
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Rep. Smith Given Date to Fix Apts

August 1, 2012
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Everett State Rep. Steve ‘Stat’ Smith got reprimanded in Chelsea Court and given a drop-dead date to have his Revere apartments brought up to code, according to Revere Fire Officials, or he will be criminally charged. Chelsea Court Assistant Clerk Magistrate Bob O’Leary heard the facts of the case from Smith and from Revere...
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Playing It Too Slow: Leaders Take Exception to Timeline That Could Extend Licensing to 2014

August 1, 2012
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At a critical point during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was confounded as to why his top general was sitting idle and allowing the Confederate Army to gather steam and poke holes in the Union Army. The more Lincoln wondered, inquired and worried about the general’s inaction, the more the general seemed to...
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Chelsea Firm Selected For Water Research Project

July 30, 2012
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Pencilbrook LLC is a member of a team of water experts that won an international competition to fund a residential water research project in the US.  Pencilbrook is a recognized authority in the field of water use analysis.  The Chelsea firm’s proprietary software programs – Waterwatch© and Home Waterview™ – are used to identify...
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An 85th Birthday Wish

July 26, 2012
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An 85th Birthday Wish

Most people would celebrate their 85th birthday in their favorite recliner with a piece of sugar-free cake, but not Beachmont’s Lennie Piazza. Instead, he chose to go skydiving with his son, Robert, in Rhode Island. He’s pictured here 10,000 feet above the ground with company owner Dean O’Flaherty. “I just leaned over the edge...
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China Roma Owner Wants Gaming Parlor

July 26, 2012
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It’s looks as if Broadway is headed the way of Monte Carlo as the owner of China Roma Restaurant has proposed to set up a separate gaming business – creating a parlor for patrons to use the infamous phone card machines in yet another loophole casino. After being severely chided by License Commission Chair...
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Fire Alarm Empties Showcase Cinema Monday Night Showing

July 26, 2012
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Hundreds of movie goers were made to vacate the Revere Showcase Cinema complex Monday night when a fire alarm went off inside the theater. The exit from the various theaters was orderly, according to those who were there. And there was security and police present, they said. On first hearing the alarm as they...
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Millions at Stake: Thrifty Car Rental Dollars Could Be Lost in Relocation

July 26, 2012
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One wouldn’t think that a steel-framed parking garage going up at Logan Airport would have much to do with the City of Revere, but that facility under construction at Logan could completely break the City if some sort of compromise isn’t reached – and quickly. The steel-framed facility going up at Logan Airport is...
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