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Longer Hours: License Commission Extends Liquor Licenses’ Hours to 2 am

July 18, 2013
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In a major, pro-business policy shift towards the city’s restaurant and bar owners, the License Commission voted 2-0 last Wednesday, July 10th, to restore the 2 a.m. bar closing hours – just four years after the previous Commission rolled the closing hour back to 1 a.m. Chair Joe Quarantello Jr. and Member John LaCroix...
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Patrick Does Not Sign Petruccelli Amendment to Stop Ethanol Trains

July 18, 2013
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Last Friday Governor Deval Patrick sent the amendment to the state’s Chapter 91 law back to legislators for further changes and made his own recommendations to the law. Senators Anthony Petruccelli, Sal DiDomenico and Patricia Jehlen’s amendment was aimed at blocking Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice...
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Wondy Pedestrian Bridge, Plaza Opens Quietly

July 10, 2013
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Wondy Pedestrian Bridge, Plaza Opens Quietly

With little fanfare, the fences came down and, finally, the pedestrian bridge and plaza at Wonderland Station opened to the public last week. Now, what looks to be the newest signature landmark for Revere Beach is ready for the eager feet of those headed to the Beach from the MBTA. “We were substantially completed...
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Study: Drugs, Alcohol Are Top Concerns

July 10, 2013
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After an unprecedented 18-month survey of Revere residents, the Mass General Hospital (MGH) released a comprehensive community assessment and, once again, drug and alcohol use in Revere is the top concern. Using a mandate from the Affordable Care Act as an impetus, the hospital began work Dec. 7, 2011 in the communities it serves,...
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Sandsculpting Festival Ready to Start on July 17

July 10, 2013
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With all of the fun and entertainment that has now become part of the Revere Beach National Sandsculpting Festival, one thing that can tend to get lost in the pre-festival publicity is the actual Sandsculpting. However, once the show gets on the road July 17th – marking the Festival’s 10th Anniversary – it will...
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Councillors, Developer Clash over Union Labor

July 10, 2013
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Waterfront Square developer Joe DiGangi told City Councillors at a tense meeting Monday night that he could not get financing to build the 194-unit first leg of the development using all union labor, and therefore had to sell the property to a St. Louis company that is not committed to using union labor. After...
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Well Deserved Honor

July 3, 2013
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Well Deserved Honor

Norman Gautreau’s memorial service was held Sunday June 30th. Robert DeLeo, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Norman G. Gautreau Jr, and Robert Upton were the honored speakers that told stories about Norman Gautreau’s family and wonderful art work. Concluding the ceremony they unveiled a plaque in honor of Norman at the Revere Street Pavilion. Pictured above are...
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Global Withdraws Application for Ethanol Trains

July 3, 2013
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Nothing’s ever a done deal. More than two years ago, Revere’s Ed O’Hara listened intently to the television broadcast of an early summer Revere City Council meeting, and after hearing the words “done deal,” he became a sold out opponent of Global Petroleum’s plan to bring Ethanol trains to its Revere terminal – passing...
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Mayor Dips into Stabilization Fund for City Budget

July 3, 2013
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The City Council agreed to allow Mayor Dan Rizzo to access $1.5 million of Stabilization Fund monies in order to shore up any discrepancies in this year’s City Budget. Facing some major opposition, Mayor Rizzo told the Council that he may not need the entire $1.5 million, but he will likely need some portion...
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Voters Like Markey for U.S. Senate

July 3, 2013
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Revere’s former Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) easily bested Republican challenger Gabriel Gomez by a vote of 60 percent to 39 percent in the local vote to take his place in the elite company of the U.S. Senate. The overall statewide vote was a little bit closer than Revere’s results, with a vote of 55...
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July 4th Celebration at Hill Pk.

July 3, 2013
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The City’s Parks and Recreation Department will host a family celebration for the Fourth of July on Thursday, July 4th, at Hill Park. The free event will last from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature music, pony rides, inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, a BBQ, slush, cotton candy and entertainment.
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Sand Sculpture Gearing Up at Revere Beach

July 3, 2013
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In only a few short weeks, sand sculptors from all over the world will arrive on Revere Beach and will begin entertaining the throngs of spectators with unique sand creations as part of the festival’s all-important 10th Anniversary. Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to hit the Beach from July 19th to the...
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Batter Up

June 26, 2013
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Batter Up

Vintage team shirts were on display at the ‘Last At Bat’ event held at Hill Park.
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Grand Slam

June 26, 2013
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Grand Slam

Four generations of Revere Parks and Recreation Department, Adrienne Maguire, Roger Naples, Bob McCarrick and Lee Rizzo, attended last Saturday’s farewell to Hill Park event.
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Hometown Homily: Revere’s First Ordained Priest in Decades

June 26, 2013
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Hometown Homily: Revere’s First Ordained Priest in Decades

On Sunday, June 23, newly-ordained Fr. David Aufiero returned home and celebrated a noon Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Anthony’s Church. Aufiero is the first ordained priest from Revere in quite a long time and grew up attending St. Anthony’s, while also being very active in the Youth Group. After graduating from Malden Catholic...
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Council Battles over City Budget

June 26, 2013
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Mayoral and City Council relations haven’t been stellar as of late and it appears that the City Budget proposal from Mayor Dan Rizzo isn’t mending any fences. Many City Council members were nothing short of perturbed at the lateness of this year’s proposal, which came after June 1st for the first time in many...
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Summer Program Starts on Thursday

June 26, 2013
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From BMX Racing to a reformulated Celebrate Revere Day to continued movie nights on Revere Beach, this year’s Revere Recreation Summer Program under first-year Director Michael Hinojosa is looking to expand its reach. “I think Adrienne nailed the young kids activities,” said Hinojosa this week. “She did that to perfection and...
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The Wall That Heals

June 20, 2013
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The Wall That Heals

In the  photo Beachmont VFW member John Floyd looks for the name of a friend who went to Vietnam and never came back. Floyd recalled that he was nervous about being drafted for Vietnam while in high school, but never got called up. His friend did, and paid the ultimate price. “I’m here to...
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Final Applications for Casino Process Are Now Available

June 20, 2013
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Applications became available for the second and final phase of the resort casino vetting process, as announced Monday by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), but there still is no certainty this week as to when Suffolk Downs might be able to fill out that application. The Phase 2 applications are considered unique to the...
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Revere Beach Partnership Receives $6,000 Grant

June 20, 2013
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The Revere Beach Partnership was the recipient of a $6,000 Better Beaches grant last weekend from Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. This year’s “Better Beaches” events include sand sculpting competitions, beachfront concerts, environmental education programs, family fun nights, reading nights art festivals and beach programs in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston,...
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