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RPD Clearing Roadways of Aggressive Drivers

November 21, 2012
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After several months of heavy enforcement on Revere’s roads, the message is getting out to aggressive drivers that Revere Police will no longer tolerate nonsense. Traffic Division Sgt. Chris Giannino told the Journal that Chief Joe Cafarelli has dedicated more staff to the Traffic Division – and with the help of three state grant...
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RHS Wins Cheerleading State Title

November 21, 2012
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The Revere High School football cheerleading squad is officially No. 1 in Massachusetts after winning the MIAA Division 1 Large Coed state championship at Shrewsbury High School. Coach Julianne Esposito’s talented contingent outpointed four other state finalists, Natick, Norwood, Marblehead, and Diman Vocational, to take home the state championship trophy. “It’s a fantastic feeling...
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Pop Warner Cheerleaders on Championship Quest

November 14, 2012
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Pop Warner Cheerleaders on Championship Quest

Three Revere Junior Patriots Pop Warner cheerleading squads are already among the best in New England. The 55 cheerleaders, ages 8 to 15, and three coaching staffs will now have the opportunity to earn the title of best in the United States at the 2012 National Cheer Championships that are being held in Lake...
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Wrapping It Up – After 100 Years Hysil is Closing

November 14, 2012
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Wrapping It Up – After 100 Years Hysil is Closing

The sagging economy and increasing Internet shopping has forced the hand of Hysil Outlet owners to announce that their Northgate Revere store will be closing before Christmas. It will mark the first time in exactly 100 years that the Hy-Sil name will not have a business presence in Revere or Chelsea. Owners Peter and...
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Rizzo Working to Expand Crime Watch

November 14, 2012
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With the support of his Neighborhood Advisory Council, other community groups, The City Council, and the Police Department, Mayor Rizzo is planning an aggressive outreach campaign to help bolster Crime Watch Groups across the City. City Officials, community activities, and members of the Revere Police Department, will be going into different sections of the...
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Ann Fedele Dead at 82

November 14, 2012
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A large segment of the community was hit with the shocking news on Monday of the sudden death of Ann Fedele, who had been extremely active in numerous organizations around the city. Fedele, 82, certainly did not act her age, and was prominent in her work as a charter member of the Revere Society...
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Democratic Sweep in Revere defeats Brown, boosts Obama

November 8, 2012
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It was a Democratic sweep on Tuesday in Revere, as one of the largest voter turnouts in recent memory overwhelmingly voted for President Barack Obama and Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren. For the presidential race, Obama won in Revere by a margin of 65 percent to Challenger Mitt Romney’s 33 percent. The Democratic ticket received a...
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Casoli’s Corner

November 7, 2012
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Casoli’s Corner

Mickey “Say No to Drugs” Casoli is hosting a weekly show on Thursdays at 7 p.m. on Revere TV Your Community Source (Channel 8). Casoli is pictured above with this week’s guests, former Revere Mayor Tom Ambrosino, executive director for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Boston, and Maura S. Doyle, Clerk of the...
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Mckinley School Project Needs Fernwood Place

November 7, 2012
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City officials indicated it has nearly become a necessity to take three properties on Fernwood Avenue in order to build the best possible new McKinley School on the Hill Park site. The announcement came from the school’s architect and from Mayor Dan Rizzo during a heavily attended update on the project in the Council...
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Large Turnout : Polling Places Packed on Election Day

November 7, 2012
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Large Turnout : Polling Places Packed on Election Day

The sun had not even fully come up on Tuesday morning when voters began forming a line outside of the Whelan School polling place, an unprecedented situation also duplicated at a few other busy polls throughout the City. Lines at the door of a polling place before opening hadn’t been seen for more than...
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Developer, Mayor Ask Council for TIF on Proposed Market Basket Location

November 7, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo has unveiled to the City Council a plan to give a property owner at Northgate Mall a Property Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement worth $100,000 annually in order to help the developer entice a Market Basket to the site. Rizzo said he had heard about the project only a few months...
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Maguire Speaks on Ouster as Rec Director

November 7, 2012
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Boxes full of stuff heading out the door now replace clipboards and reminder notes on the desk of Revere Recreation Director Adrienne Maguire – who was relieved from her position by Mayor Dan Rizzo a little over one week ago in a move that surprised many and ignited a social media revolution. Maguire has...
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Sandy Gives a Light Punch to Revere

October 31, 2012
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Sandy Gives a Light Punch to Revere

While conditions were much worse south of the Boston area, Revere took some punches as Hurricane Sandy rolled in with Tropical Storm force winds on Monday afternoon, creating some mean looking seas and a situation that was no joking matter. Often, weather reports become exaggerated, and once a storm gets to the Revere area,...
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Developers Learn About Opportunities at Economic Summit

October 31, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo said in a letter to attendees at the Economic Development Summit held Friday at the Comfort Inn in Revere that he wanted to “send a strong message to regional and national developers that Revere is open for business and ready to work with anyone interested in helping us realize our full...
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Picture Portrait

October 24, 2012
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Picture Portrait

Revere’s Tommy Portrait makes his way through to score a touchdown. The Patriots went on to beat Lynn English 31-29 making the Patriots season record 5-1.
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Four Councillors Endorse Brown at Bagel Bin Event

October 24, 2012
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Four Councillors Endorse Brown at Bagel Bin Event

Several Revere City Councillors became the first elected officials locally to make a clear choice in the state’s Senatorial election, with four councillors endorsing Sen. Scott Brown at a Saturday morning rally that featured an appearance by Sen. (and 2008 presidential candidate) John McCain. While most of the councillors and Mayor Dan Rizzo have...
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Romney and Wonderland: Who Did What and When?

October 24, 2012
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As the Presidential race focuses on things national and international, many have forgotten the local angle of former Gov. Mitt Romney and the imprint he left on the state during his one term in office. And one of the imprints locally that has sparked some debate is that of the City’s most important development...
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Councillors, Abutters at Extreme Odds over New Gas Station on Squire Road

October 24, 2012
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Councillors and Sigourney Street neighbors squared off in a contentious public hearing on Monday night regarding a proposed 24-hour gas station on Squire Road. The proposal comes from Joe Prizio and will sit on the site of the former 338 Pub. It is also right next to another large gas station, the Mobile, which...
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The Perfect Pumpkin

October 17, 2012
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The Perfect Pumpkin

The Pumpkin Festival on Revere Beach last Saturday, sponsored by the Revere Beach Partnership, was a hit for families. Here, little Chloe Leng found a pumpkin that was just the right size for her. The annual event featured a “Pumpkin Patch” on the Beach where children 12 and under could choose their own pumpkin...
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Sweet Surprise? Fire at Necco Gave Neighbors More Than They Bargained For

October 17, 2012
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Sweet Surprise? Fire at Necco Gave Neighbors More Than They Bargained For

Giancarlo Pani watched a dark cloud from the Necco Candy Company move over the marsh on Friday, Oct. 5th, towards his Bryant Street home, which sits just 50 feet from the factory. “They must be making candy,” he said to himself as he went to bed. But the cloud didn’t contain the usual sweet...
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