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Officials Seek Federal Help for Safer Schools

December 20, 2012
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City and school officials have called upon the federal government to help them make schools safer in Revere and across the country, with Mayor Dan Rizzo suggesting that members of the National Guard conduct their required service at school entrances. After the unspeakable events that transpired last Friday morning in Newtown, CT, the country...
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Suffolk Downs and Citi Center Team Up for Entertainment at Proposed Casino

December 20, 2012
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Tuesday morning brought the major announcement by Suffolk Downs and Caesar’s Entertainment that they have cemented a partnership with Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center (Citi Center) to provide arts and entertainment programming at the proposed casino. Citi Center operates the Wang Center, the Shubert Theatre and the Emerson Majestic Theatre in Boston’s Theatre District....
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Cabral Pegged for State Cabinet

December 20, 2012
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There’s going to be a new sheriff in town. Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral has accepted a position in Gov. Deval Patrick’s cabinet as the Secretary of Public Safety and Security. Cabral was last elected to her post as sheriff in 2010, besting Hassan Smith easily. “Sheriff Cabral is grateful that Governor Patrick has...
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Revere Pop Warner ‘C’ Squad Repeats as National Champion

December 12, 2012
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Revere Pop Warner ‘C’ Squad Repeats as National Champion

The Revere Pop Warner ‘C’ Squad is No. 1 in the nation again. Head coach Melissa Elam’s 12 cheerleaders took home the top prize at the National Pop Warner Cheer Championships held Dec. 4 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Two other Revere squads also excelled at...
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Mayor Taps Hinojosa as New Rec Director

December 12, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo this week has put forth Michael Hinojosa as his pick to replace her. Hinojosa is a Revere High School graduate and is known to be full of energy when it comes to youth activities, having coached extensively in Babe Ruth softball and girl’s basketball. He was one of the leaders of...
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Local Aid Cuts to Hurt Revere

December 12, 2012
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If the Commonwealth of Massachusetts had a checkbook, it would be woefully overdrawn. And they’re once-again turning to cities like Revere to help balance their red ink in the form of mid-year local aid cuts – the second time in three years Gov. Deval Patrick has proposed such a previously unprecedented move. Local aid...
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Revere Police Looking for Armed Man

December 12, 2012
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Revere Police and State Police are on the lookout for an armed criminal and the License Commission is preparing to yank the license of a business that armed criminal allegedly took over some two years ago by force, intimidation, kidnapping and blackmail. A warrant has been issued for Gary Coulanges surrounding an ongoing issue...
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The Mighty Duck

December 5, 2012
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The Mighty Duck

RumneyMarsh Academy Leanne O’Hara and student James Fabiano discuss strategy before the annual Parent/Teacher Basketball that was recently held.
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Novoselsky Will Lead Council

December 5, 2012
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After serving on the City Council for decades, it appears that Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky will get his first crack at Council President in the coming year. Novoselsky told the Journal it appears right now that he has at least eight votes from the Council to secure the spot. At the same time,...
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Councillors Say No Way to Pot Dispensaries Here

December 5, 2012
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The Revere City Council is looking to change the City’s zoning so as to block any medical marijuana dispensaries from locating in the city as a result of the approved medical marijuana ballot question from the Nov. 6thelection. In a resounding vote statewide, voters easily approved a plan to allow medical marijuana to be...
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Council Unanimously Approves TIF

December 5, 2012
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City councillors unanimously approved a Tax Incremental Financing Agreement (TIF) for the owners of the former Toys ‘R Us property at Northgate Mall – under the auspices that the taxpayer investment would draw in a new 80,000 sq. ft. Market Basket grocery store. In a vote of 10-0 (Councillor Stephen Reardon was absent), the...
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Rising Home Heating Costs Have Homeowners Worried

December 5, 2012
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If last year’s mild winter was a gift from God for those who pay close attention to their heating bills, one can certainly not expect another such generous gift this year. Projections for a much colder winter this year, along with high heating oil prices that aren’t budging, have homeowners a bit anxious about...
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Bridge to Beach is Officially Open

November 30, 2012
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Bridge to Beach is Officially Open

With a black and white photo showing the late John and Christine Markey enjoying Revere Beach placed prominently at the mouth of the new bridge bearing their last name, Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) said he believes the new bridge will help bring the wonder back to Wonderland and continue to fuel the resurgence of...
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Senior Thanksgiving

November 30, 2012
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Senior Thanksgiving

Sharing a laugh at the luncheon were Sharkey Zoulalian, Betty Jones and Evelyn Squitieri.
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Jewelry Box Marks 35 Years This Holiday Season

November 30, 2012
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The Jewelry Box on Broadway Revere is more than a place to buy and sell gold and jewelry; after 35 years, it has become a symbol of family. That’s precisely why owner Tom Yourawski is known as ‘Uncle Tommy’ by people far and wide on the North Shore – people use the term ‘uncle’...
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Wynn Proposes Everett Casino, to Compete with Suffolk Downs

November 30, 2012
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It takes three strikes before one is out, and so far casino development magnate Steve Wynn has only one strike against him in Massachusetts. Now it appears that – after whiffing in Foxboro with Patriots owner Bob Kraft – Wynn will take his second swing at developing a Greater Boston area casino in Everett....
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Guest Op-ed : Siting of New Mckinley School is Wrong

November 30, 2012
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The proposed site for the new McKinley school at Hill park  is an inappropriate location.  It has the potential to create gridlock in our city center, slow emergency vehicle response times, and deprive residents of many of the recreational activities they have been enjoying throughout the years. This appears to be another school site...
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Casino Magnate Steve Wynn Will Visit Everett with a Casino Proposal for Old Monsanto Sight, in Direct Competition with Suffolk Downs

November 27, 2012
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It takes three strikes before one is out, and so far casino development magnate Steve Wynn has only one strike against him. It appears that – after whiffing in Foxboro with Patriots owner Bob Kraft – Wynn will take his second swing at developing a Greater Boston area casino in Everett. The Revere Journal...
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Black Friday : Local Stores Offering Many Specials

November 21, 2012
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Black Friday : Local Stores Offering Many Specials

During the shopping frenzy that the Thanksgiving holiday has become, one doesn’t need to go far to find great deals. In fact, savvy shoppers will find that they can save a tank of gas, avoid the mall and find great deals just around the corner. Local retailers and businesses are preparing for some major...
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RPD Union Voices Opposition to Reorganization

November 21, 2012
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Hard feelings are brewing this week between one Revere Police Department (RPD) union and Mayor Dan Rizzo, as the mayor potentially investigates a reorganization of the department that union officials feel is going to politicize policing. In a letter to the mayor and submitted to the Journal on Monday, the RPD Superior Officers Union...
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