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Dakin Sees Less Help from RTA

March 13, 2013
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The school administration and the Revere Teacher’s Association (RTA) have had an unprecedented run of peace recently, but Superintendent Paul Dakin said this week that he is seeing less cooperation this year. Most of that is due to a change in leadership, with longtime RTA president Susan Lanza moving on. The new president now...
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Never Having Lost the Art of Knitting

March 6, 2013
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Never Having Lost the Art of Knitting

Knitting was once a lost art, but has recently gathered increased popularity, and the Revere Senior Center’s knitting group is full on into the activity – donating some 75 hand-knit blankets to charity this past week. “This is such a wonderful and heartfelt gift and something made with your own hands,” said Alycia Dell’Orfano...
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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

March 6, 2013
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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Twins Sofie and Seth Wyzanski looked every bit the part for Dr. Seuss’s birthday.
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Waiting on Menino: Suffolk Downs Casino Mitigation Negotiations for Revere Ended; Boston Still Negotiating

March 6, 2013
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Mayor Dan Rizzo announced this week that the City’s mitigation package negotiations with Suffolk Downs have been largely completed, but the agreement will not be revealed until Boston has finished its process. For many City Councillors, that has become a frustration point, and has led to some postulating that both Revere and Boston are...
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Councillors Upset over McKinley Financing Deal

March 6, 2013
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Several City Councillors are taking a strong stand in opposition to the new McKinley School’s total financial package that Mayor Dan Rizzo presented to them last month, and which will be the subject of a major public hearing on Monday, March 11th. At this past Monday’s City Council meeting, numerous councillors were skeptical of...
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Dakin Takes Top Honor for State

March 6, 2013
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School Superintendent Paul Dakin doesn’t mind being out in front of a crowd, just as long as he’s not holding an award and wearing a medal. So it was that the City’s ever-popular superintendent quietly won the Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year Award in Los Angeles last week and told nary a soul about...
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The Sport of Kings

March 1, 2013
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The Sport of Kings

Festa Road resident Louis Rizzo came bearing gifts – in this case a wonderful watercolor painting of a horserace – during the recent Suffolk Downs Senior Valentines Luncheon. Rizzo and his wife, Marjorie, are both signature members of the prestigious New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) and have been included in several of their shows....
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Adele Toro Was the Kind of Advocate That’s Missing from Today’s Discussions

March 1, 2013
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Adele Toro Was the Kind of Advocate  That’s Missing from Today’s Discussions

There are not too many advocates left in the City who are unpaid and willing to fearlessly stick out their own necks for what they believe is the good of their neighborhood or their city. This month, there is one fewer, as long-time North Revere resident Adele Toro passed away on Feb. 12th at...
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The Top 100: Highest Salary in Revere Last Year Was $316,958.

March 1, 2013
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Also see – Revere Payroll 2012 More than 100 city employees exceeded the $100,000 per year salary, while the City also saw its first $300,000 per year earner – just one year after it saw its first $200,000 per year earner. The total payroll for 2012 equaled $80.667 million. The situation with the City’s first...
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After School Program Gets Initial Okay

March 1, 2013
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There was absolute unanimous, though still preliminary, approval on Monday for a new After-School Program building to be sited at 85 Broadway by For Kids Only (FKO). Dozens of parents, employees and supporters of FKO joined every Revere City Councillor on Monday in lending support to the project during a public hearing. “The signs...
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Wynn Seen as Serious in Everett

March 1, 2013
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A move by the Wynn Resorts – headed up by casino mogul Steve Wynn –  to bolster its image locally and to radically differentiate itself from the Suffolk  Downs/Caesar’s Entertainment group has made a big splash this week in the small pond of casino developers vying for a Greater Boston casino license. The move...
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Too Soon to Call Costs on Garfield Problems

March 1, 2013
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Budget busting cost estimates on the fix at the Garfield School are much too preliminary according to Superintendent Paul Dakin. Engineers and consultants are currently making the conditions safe at the school to keep things safe in the event that another concrete panel falls from the building façade. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy,...
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Reveretv Doubles Studio Space and Now Focusing on Member Drive

February 26, 2013
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Reveretv Doubles Studio Space and Now Focusing on Member Drive

One of the largest, most advanced television studios in the area can be found right above a bank. That’s because above the bank is the state-of-the-art new home of RevereTV, the city’s non-profit community access station. In preparation for their 5th year anniversary, the station moved from the fourth floor of the Citizen’s Bank building...
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$25,000 Grant to Revere Chamber

February 20, 2013
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$25,000 Grant to Revere Chamber

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo obtained a $25,000 grant from the Massachusetts Office of Business Development to launch a pilot business development and education program for the Revere Chamber of Commerce. In the photo above Speaker DeLeo presents the check to Chamber President Bob Upton as Immediate Past President Laura D’Amico and...
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Technology Gives Forecasters Advantage in Predicting Storms

February 20, 2013
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Technology Gives Forecasters Advantage in Predicting Storms

When satellites weren’t circling in orbit and radar didn’t scan the skies for every perceptible piece of precipitation, storms such as the blizzard ‘Nemo’ came upon residents of Revere with very little warning – sometimes with no warning at all. That is in stark contrast to the situation today, where weather forecasts for a...
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Councillors Upset over Spending for McKinley School

February 20, 2013
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It was like getting the check at Abe & Louie’s Restaurant after a large feast without restrictions – a total shock, in other words. A bond authorization for the full cost of the new McKinley School – now officially dubbed the Staff Sgt. James J. Hill School – has City Councillors infuriated and doing...
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Foxwoods Seeks License in Greater Boston Region: List of Entrants Also Includes Suffolk Downs and Wynn

February 20, 2013
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It seemed that Massachusetts was trying to steer people away from Foxwoods when it passed it’s expanded gaming law in 2011, but now it just might be Foxwoods that Massachusetts gamblers flock to once again as the Connecticut casino giant entered the battle last week for a resort casino license in Greater Boston (Region...
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Restiano Receives MVP Award

February 20, 2013
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The coaches in the Northeastern Conference have affirmed what everyone in this city has known for a long time: Gena Restiano is one of the best basketball players in Revere High School history. Restiano, a four-year varsity player and co-captain of the current team, has received the conference’s Most Valuable Player award by a...
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The Blizzard of 2013: Mountains of Snow Couldn’t Sink Revere Residents, Work Crews

February 13, 2013
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The Blizzard of 2013: Mountains of Snow Couldn’t Sink Revere Residents, Work Crews

While warmer temperatures over the last few days have erased a bit of the memory and the mounds of snow from the Blizzard of 2013, city officials and many residents (especially their backs!) have yet to completely forget the high winds and heavy snow that blanketed Revere over a period of 18 hours last...
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Speak Now, and Hold Your Peace

February 13, 2013
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Poor “Vinnie” just talked to much last Wednesday. Had he stopped just one minute from his obscenity-laced, threat-laden telephone rant, he might have realized that he was speaking to a police officer and not the Beachmont man he was hot to pulverize with his fists. Had he just stopped, even for one second, he...
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