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On the Parquet Floor

January 23, 2013
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On the Parquet Floor

The state champion Revere High School (RHS) Cheerleading Team got to accompany the RHS JROTC to center court at the Boston Celtics game last Wednesday, Jan. 16th. Coach Julianne Esposito, Kristina Russo and local veteran Jamie Chambers accompanied the cheerleaders.
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Paul Revere Spelling Bee

January 23, 2013
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Paul Revere Spelling Bee

First grader Annabella Sandy-Roche pauses to consider how to spell a difficult word at the 2nd Annual Paul Revere School Spelling Bee on Tuesday morning. Fifteen children competed, with fourth grader Ayah Harper winning and moving on to the regional competition in Lynn. The winner of that bee gets a trip to the national...
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State Fires Back at RHA

January 23, 2013
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State housing officials believe there are a number of problems in the operations of the Revere Housing Authority (RHA), and those officials believe the problems would be solved by a proposal to regionalize the state’s 240 housing authorities. About two weeks ago, Gov. Deval Patrick and the state Department of Housing and Community Development...
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Wants His Dog Back

January 23, 2013
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All Zach Gentile wants is the information from the Revere Police that will help him retrieve his long-lost dog from an unknown man in Beachmont. Sounds a bit ridiculous? Welcome to the world of the City’s stray/lost dog policies – or lack thereof, at least according to one City dog contractor. “That poor kid...
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Medical Marijuana Shops Likely to Be Blocked in Revere

January 23, 2013
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City councillors are set to hold a public hearing this coming Monday night, Jan. 28th, on an ordinance that would effectively ban medical marijuana dispensaries from locating in Revere – and Council leaders indicated that the ordinance has plenty of momentum to pass. “The law, as I understand it, states there has to be...
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Casino License Could Have 5 Applicants

January 23, 2013
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There could be as many as five companies vying for a resort casino license in the Greater Boston (Region A) area following the deadline for companies to get in on gaming last Tuesday, Jan. 15th. The Cordish Company of Baltimore told the Journal in a press release that they are not certain yet if...
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Bird’s Eye View

January 16, 2013
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Bird’s Eye View

A worker at the new Wonderland Plaza Deck on Revere Beach puts some finishing touches this week on the elevator that will operate from the deck to the street level. Workers on the project have been taking advantage of warmer weather to button up the details of the deck and pedestrian bridge project. The...
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Flu Bug Hits Residents Hard

January 16, 2013
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Flu Bug Hits Residents Hard

Welcoming in 2013 for a good many people in the area has come with a cough, a sneeze and a wheeze. An active and early flu season hit large segments of the population starting in mid-December, and that sickness seemed to amplify to a greater degree after the new year – stockpiling emergency rooms,...
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Wynn is In: Suffolk Downs Owners Ready for Challenge; Four Seeking to Get Sole Area Casino License

January 16, 2013
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Wynn is In: Suffolk Downs Owners Ready for Challenge; Four Seeking to Get Sole Area Casino License

Surprise and intrigue came late Tuesday for those following the casino discussion, with one mysterious proposal from Chicago develop Neil Bluhm joining proposals by Las Vegas gaming magnate Steve Wynn, Suffolk Downs owners and an older proposal in Milford as Phase I casino license applicants in Greater Boston – each paying a $400,000 licensing...
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Seeking Recognition for 141 Women from Revere Who Served in WWII

January 16, 2013
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Last Memorial Day, Eileen Merullo had the special task of reading from the list of Revere’s war dead. As she read off a portion of the names of the Revere boys killed during World War II, she remembered those young men on the list and recalled several fond memories of days long gone. But...
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Housing Officials Say No to Gov’s New Plan

January 16, 2013
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Calling it a political move by Beacon Hill bureaucrats sitting behind desks, Revere Housing Authority (RHA) leaders said this week they are absolutely against a proposal by Gov. Deval Patrick to regionalize all the state’s 240 authorities into six regional operations. The move would likely eliminate all local controls – including the director, Board...
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Cutting Through the Water

January 9, 2013
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Cutting Through the Water

Raela Oo’Donnell competes in the butterfly during a meet against Marblehead.
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Rizzo Looks to Build on Successes: Standing Room Only at State of City Speech

January 9, 2013
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Rizzo Looks to Build on Successes: Standing Room Only at State of City Speech

With a packed house, Mayor Dan Rizzo delivered his first State of the City Address on Monday night; using the time more for laying out upcoming plans than for revisiting last year’s accomplishments. Virtually every City Department Head, Chief and Board member was in attendance, as well as the entire School Committee, Superintendent Paul...
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Meet The New Officers

January 9, 2013
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Meet The New Officers

The City Council chose its officers on Monday night prior to the State of the City Address, with Councillor Ira Novoselsky (right) taking the reins as the new president in a 10-1 vote and Councillor Jessica Giannino (left) taking over as vice president in a unanimous vote. City Clerk Ashley Melnik (center) was unanimously re-appointed...
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Gaming Deadline Holds More Than One Mystery

January 9, 2013
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By this time next week, everyone interested in the Expanded Gaming horse race will know just who is holding them and who is folding them. The deadline for getting in the casino (or slots) game is coming next Tuesday, Jan. 15th, when all applicants are expected to submit their paperwork and their $400,000 application...
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In One Year,correggio Wins Battle of the Bulge

January 9, 2013
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When the calendar turned to 2012 last January, City Councillor John Correggio vowed to lose some weight. His doctor had challenged him to lose weight, and he knew he had to do something. Like many do at the first of every year, Correggio set out on a path to knock off a few pounds...
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Carey Excels in Dancing

January 9, 2013
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Courtney Carey is a young woman of many talents but dancing has always been a special avocation for her. She was a four-year varsity cheerleader and a member of the dance team at St. Mary’s High School in Lynn where she helped lead the teams to several championships. An honor roll student and a...
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Japan a Learning Experience for Revere’s Donovan

January 4, 2013
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Japan a Learning Experience for Revere’s Donovan

From a very young age – whether it was playing with toys brought back from Japan by an aunt or watching TV shows like Pokémon from Japan – Revere High School (RHS) senior Shannen Donovan has been attracted to the Land of the Rising Sun. And this past school term, she got to live...
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DeLeo Easily Re-elected Speaker of the House

January 4, 2013
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DeLeo Easily Re-elected Speaker of the House

House Speaker Bob DeLeo won an easy re-election to the top post as Speaker on Wednesday in the State House, and in comments after his election, vowed to tackle the state’s fiscally-unsound Department of Transportation (MassDOT). With Revere Mayor Dan Rizzo, Winthrop Council President Peter Gill and Winthrop City Manager James McKenna in the...
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Taking The Plunge

January 4, 2013
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Taking The Plunge

The Dennis Rich Memorial Polar Plunge had it’s 4th annual dip on New Year’s Day in honor of Jimmy Rich, who passed away from cancer. He left in addition to his many friends, his wife and three children. The group gathered en masse at the Beachmont VFW Post 6712 where they enjoyed refreshments both...
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