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Sewerage Dispute

July 26, 2012
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As Revere residents are forced to pay exorbitant water and sewer bills to clean up Boston Harbor and Revere Beach, the Lynn Water and Sewer Commission (LWSC) continues to dump raw sewage onto Revere’s beaches during heavy rain events. That situation has existed for some time and is permitted, but just about everyone on...
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Sandsculpting Festival

July 18, 2012
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Sandsculpting Festival

There was no shortage of fun and excitement last weekend at this year’s Sandsculpting Festival on Revere Beach, which drew huge crowds over the sizzling summer weekend. Whether it was a fire-breathing man in the surf (top) or a steady gaze at the many sand sculptures, there was something on the Beach for everyone.
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Smith off to Court on Housing Violations

July 18, 2012
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Everett State Rep. Steven ‘Stat’ Smith is scheduled for a criminal hearing in Chelsea District Court this month for not conforming to the orders of the Revere Fire Department. Revere Chief Gene Doherty said that Smith is scheduled to have a hearing in Chelsea District Court with the Fire Department on July 26th at...
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Change is in the Air for Budget Process

July 18, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo’s administration is about to take a major step towards revolutionizing the way the City does budgeting, and officials said it would be a major change from the way that money is allocated now. The City recently learned that it was the beneficiary of a grant to help implement performance-based budgeting –...
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Mckinley Site Controversy: Hill Park School Plan Draws Heated Response

July 18, 2012
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Sometimes, the only good solution is to beat a square peg through a round hole. Building a new McKinley School has become that kind of frustrating process, as designers indicated there is no easy solution, and members of the community are squaring off with equally valid concerns. Monday night, a very lively School Building...
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Sand-Tastic Underway 9th Annual Event this Weekend

July 13, 2012
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Sand-Tastic Underway 9th Annual Event this Weekend

Under a microscope, grains of sand appear unique, colorful and majestic pieces of natural art. And they’re even more stunning when billions of those grains are corralled by professional sand sculptors and formed into amazing works of sculpture. That’s exactly what’s happening right now as the 9th Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival...
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DPW Workers Fighting for Their Overtime Pay

July 13, 2012
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The City and 31 Department of Public Works (DPW) employees are preparing for what will likely be a long legal battle over alleged overtime wage violations that could go back decades. Nearly every unionized employee of the DPW, from the everyday workers to key supervisors, are part of the federal lawsuit that is currently...
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An Era Ends as City Hall Variety Closes

July 13, 2012
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The local morning and mid-day scene on Broadway will never be quite the same after last Friday’s closing of City Hall Variety on the corner of Broadway and Pleasant Street – abutting City Hall. Operators Peter and Judy Palladino quietly called it quits last Friday morning after decades of business at the location. The...
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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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