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Who Will Be Revere’s Biggest Loser?

May 22, 2013
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Who Will Be Revere’s Biggest Loser?

Lines formed around the Planet Fitness with contestants in hopes that they would be picked for this season’s Biggest Loser.
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Pay Raises Still Stalled at Council

May 22, 2013
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City Councillors and Mayor Dan Rizzo continued their pointed discussions on Monday about substantial raises that have been requested for three non-union City Hall employees. Last week, Rizzo submitted a late communication calling for an ordinance change that would give raises to four employees who were believed not to be part of a union....
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Memorial Day 2013: A Time for Even Soldiers to Cry

May 22, 2013
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There are no tears on the warpath. In fact, soldiers aren’t allowed to cry or mourn in the slightest for their fallen fellow warriors for fear that it may compromise their mission or disturb their mental focus. That’s a pretty solid rule in the military, save for one exception. That exception is Memorial Day....
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Councillors in Favor of Elderly Housing at Fenno’s Corner

May 22, 2013
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A new project to demolish the old, historic Reardon’s Pub building on Fenno’s Corner and replace it with a five-story elderly housing building was greeted with enthusiasm and relief by city councillors and several area seniors. “This is a long time coming,” said well-known senior advocate Rose Napolitano. “If you come up and down...
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Local Police and Firefighters Earn Praise for Saving Man’s Life

May 22, 2013
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Several Revere Police Officers and Firefighters are being singled out this week for a miraculous lifesaving effort on Broadway last Wednesday afternoon, May 15th, on a young man who was in the clutches of death from a heroin overdose. The scene unfolded about 1 p.m. in the middle of the street in full view...
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It’s Plantin’ Time

May 15, 2013
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It’s Plantin’ Time

Aucella Court resident Norina Colannino turns over her garden to prepare for planting during last week’s warm and sunny weather. She said she has already started her seeds and will be planting tomatoes and Swiss chard this year. She’s lived there for 50 years, since moving over from Eastie. She said the Colannino family...
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City’s Signature Tree

May 15, 2013
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City’s Signature Tree

Each May, the flowering pear trees that now line many of Revere’s roads and developments bloom very distinctly – making them the City’s signature tree. The aesthetically pleasing results are the fruits of City planners over the last 25 years persistently requiring them for each and every project.
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Rizzo to Wynn:’No Thank You’

May 15, 2013
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Wynn Resorts is known for palatial entrances to its resort properties and warm welcomes for its guests, but it will get none of that red carpet treatment from Revere. Mayor Dan Rizzo said the company hasn’t contacted him about negotiating a surrounding community agreement, and he said he probably wouldn’t take the call if...
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Time Limits for Public Housing Units Under Consideration

May 15, 2013
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All over the country, public housing officials agree that many of their residents often suffer from a feeling of entitlement that leads to generations of family members residing in public housing and blocking the way for other needy families who are on wait lists that can span up to 10 years. Now, President Barack...
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Candidates Pull Nomination Papers

May 15, 2013
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As people began to pull papers this week for the City Election season, two seasoned challengers have emerged in the Councillor-at-large race, and a Ward 5 primary election looks to be all but certain. Nomination papers became available at City Hall last Wednesday, May 8th, for the offices of Ward Councillor (six seats), Councillor-at-large...
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Proposed Pay Raises Causes Concerns

May 15, 2013
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“Blindsided” was the word most commonly used by City Councillors Monday evening when describing a last-minute communication from Mayor Dan Rizzo that sought to change the City’s salary ordinance so four non-union department heads could gain significant salary increases. In fact, when the matter was brought up at the end of the meeting, councillors...
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Interfaith Vigil

May 9, 2013
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Interfaith Vigil

Tuesday evening’s healing Interfaith Vigil on the steps of City Hall featured just about every religion, race and creed coming together in one of the more memorable moments of solidarity in the city’s history. Mayor Dan Rizzo organized elected officials and religious leaders from all faiths to speak and pray for healing from the...
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Everyone’s Friend: Attorney Richard I. Clayman is Remembered Fondly

May 9, 2013
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Everyone’s Friend: Attorney Richard I. Clayman is Remembered Fondly

Revere residents joined many others in filling to capacity Temple Emmanuel in Chelsea Monday for the funeral services of Richard I. Clayman, a noted local attorney who died on May 1. He was 65. The gathering was so immense that people had to stand two deep in the aisles and along the interior walls...
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Kung Fu Fighting

May 9, 2013
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Kung Fu Fighting

Two men took advantage of the warm morning temperatures on Tuesday to do some martial arts training on Revere Beach. Temperatures were warm and inviting on Tuesday, but it is expected to rain and turn colder this week.
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Revere Market Heating Up Again

May 9, 2013
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The perception of Revere being a city on the move has provided a great new branding for the City, but now some believe that the local real estate market is providing some positive new numbers to back up that new brand. Real Estate professionals in the City are reporting that the market is very...
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B & B Cyber Cafe Owners Indicted

May 9, 2013
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The owners of former B&B Cyber Café at the Bell Circle shopping center were indicted Monday, along with their corporation, on charges of operating an illegal slot parlor. “We allege that this business was a front for an illegal gambling operation,” AG Martha Coakley said. “These defendants allegedly violated state gambling laws intended to...
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A Focus on Local Jobs in New Mass Industry

May 9, 2013
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As host cities to a gaming applicant, our focus has always been clear: hiring locally is a mayoral priority.  Over the past several weeks, we have worked together to outline an aggressive approach that will secure local job opportunities within both the East Boston and Revere host communities. For 78 years Suffolk Downs has...
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RHS Class of 2013 Senior Car Wash

May 1, 2013
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RHS Class of 2013 Senior Car Wash

RHS senior-AKA Magilla Gorilla waves down cars on Broadway for the RHS Class of 2013 Senior Car Wash this past weekend.
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Going Strong at 165 Years: East Boston Savings Starts 165th Year of Serving Community

May 1, 2013
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Going Strong at 165 Years: East Boston Savings Starts 165th Year of Serving Community

Last Friday the East Boston Savings Bank celebrated 165 years in business with neighborhood-wide celebrations at all bank branches in Revere. The events included promotions, raffle and a IPad give-a-way. “East Boston Savings Bank owes its success over the past 165 years to the exceptional loyalty of our customers and the hard work of...
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Batting a Thousand

May 1, 2013
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Batting a Thousand

School Committee woman Carol Tye auctions off a Boston Strong collage at the RLL teleathon this past weekend.
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