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Riverside Developer Withdraws Project in the Face of Defeat

April 30, 2014
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Many residents of Riverside claimed victory on the much-maligned 42-unit apartment building planned for their neighborhood – at least for now. Project Attorney James Cipoletta surprisingly withdrew the proposal on Monday night before a large crowd of Riverside neighbors – many against the project and some for it. “The developers are going to go...
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A United Front at MGC: Revere and Everett Officials to Appear Together at MGC

April 30, 2014
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A major expanded gaming hearing is set to take place in Boston before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Thursday, May 1, and it will feature an odd semi-alliance between the two warring casino developers, Mohegan Sun in Revere and Wynn in Everett. Often at odds as of late due to the heated competition...
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Pizza Ghiena Wars

April 23, 2014
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Pizza Ghiena Wars

Revere’s Michael Chiesa had eaten his mother’s Pizza Ghiena at Easter time for decades. The coveted recipe was a closely-held family secret that existed only in the memory of his mother, Laura Chiesa. That recipe had been passed down to Laura verbally from her mother – who more than likely brought it over from...
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IC Memories

April 23, 2014
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IC Memories

Ace McCarrick (left) and Ed O’Hara (right) were two sporting greats at Immaculate Conception School during their time. They are shown here pictured in front of the trophy case, most all of which were won by their teams during the school’s heyday. The school is celebrating its 100th year this month. See pages 4...
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It’s Official: Vincent Is Revere’s State Rep.

April 23, 2014
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State Rep. RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere) was sworn into the Massachusetts House of Representatives last week during a ceremony held in the House Chambers of the Statehouse. Vincent received the oath office from Governor Deval Patrick before delivering a speech to her new colleagues on Wednesday afternoon, April 16. “Being sworn in is an absolute...
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Don’t Mess with the Law

April 23, 2014
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It takes a scholar to learn, and one Chelsea scholar got some field work in criminal justice the hard way last Saturday. Early Saturday morning, around 2:27 a.m., a Revere Police officer on patrol stopped a car going at a high rate of speed on Washington Avenue. As the officer approached the stopped vehicle...
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ZBA Approves Three Petitions

April 23, 2014
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The Revere Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) met recently and granted three petitions while denying another. Elizetes S. Avellar was approved for a parking in the rear yard variance to enable the appellant to park three motor vehicles in the rear yard at 126-128 Harris St. •Maryellen Martin, 59 Witherbee Ave., was approved for...
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Holy Week Services

April 16, 2014
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Holy Week Services

Churches in the area celebrated Palm Sunday last weekend, and here the annual St. Anthony’s Passion Play – re-enacted by the Parish Youth Group – took place. Playing the role of Jesus carrying the cross was Joseph Bitto and Austin DeRosa as one of Pilate’s soldiers.
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Runners on Your Mark: Revere Officers, Chief to Run Marathon after Playing Key Roles in Bombing Story

April 16, 2014
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Runners on Your Mark: Revere Officers, Chief to Run Marathon after Playing Key Roles in Bombing Story

When Sgt. Mike Mason crossed the finish line at the Boston Marathon last year, the blast from the first bomb erupted literally before he could even catch his breath. Mason can even be seen crossing the finish line just seconds before first bomb erupted in the crowd. He said he turned and – despite...
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New Year’s Celebration

April 16, 2014
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New Year’s Celebration

Channa Sath, lead dancer for the Angkor Dance Troupe, tosses colorful flower petals to signify the entrance of the Khmer New Year. A large block party and festival took place on Thornton Street Saturday, April 12, to ring in the Cambodian New Year. The celebration attracts hundreds every year and has been held at...
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Reardon Won’t Seek Rep. Seat in Fall

April 16, 2014
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City Councillor Stephen Reardon said this week that he will not run for state representative this fall, leaving a much clearer shot for newly elected State Rep. RoseLee Vincent. The councillor did, however, hint at a possible councillor at-large run. Reardon has contemplated a run for quite some time, and said as much publicly...
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Rizzo Goes to D.C. For Federal Aid Helpnews Briefs

April 16, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo took to the nation’s capital last week to plead the case for Revere’s water and sewer ratepayers – who continue to struggle to pay ever-increasing bills under an aggressive consent decree from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This past week, Mayor Rizzo traveled to Washington, D.C., in order to speak...
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Surprise Concert Gives RHS Students Look at Sierra Leone

April 16, 2014
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There is no better way to learn about the African country of Sierra Leone than to bring a little piece of it to school with you. That’s exactly what happened for the entire student body of Revere High School (RHS) last Wednesday, April 9, when the acclaimed Sierra Leone Refugee All-Star Band showed up...
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Musical Fairy Tale ‘Into the Woods’

April 9, 2014
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Musical Fairy Tale ‘Into the Woods’

The Susan B. Anthony Middle School (SBA) will be presenting the mix-up musical fairy tale of ‘Into the Woods’ on Tuesday, April 15, and Wednesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The play is based on the book by James Lapine with music by Stephen Sondheim. There are about 70 students...
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Another Delay: Casino License Award Moved Back Indefinitely Due to Boston Concerns

April 9, 2014
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Waiting seems to be the name of the game when it comes to gaming in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) announced last Friday that it would be delaying the award of a Greater Boston resort casino license indefinitely. The timeline to award a casino license in Greater Boston has steadily moved back for...
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RHS Graduates Getting into the Top Colleges

April 9, 2014
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School officials are declaring that this year’s senior class could be one of the best in decades, as scores of students have been accepted into loads of prestigious colleges and universities this spring. Top of that list is Alejandro Rojas, who has been accepted to seven Ivy League schools already and is waitlisted on...
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Move over Hollywood: Hollywood High School; RHS Students, Faculty Produce Full-length Feature Film to Be Premiered at Showcase

April 9, 2014
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For a Revere High School (RHS) student, becoming the starlet of a feature-length movie could be as easy as getting a hall pass and walking to the bathroom. That’s exactly what happened to RHS Senior Alyssa Belcastro, who was plucked from the hallways of Revere High earlier this year, and will play the starring...
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Runner Looks at Marathon Re-run

April 9, 2014
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Last year, as Revere’s Jalon Fowler passed the 21st mile in the 26-mile Boston Marathon, State Troopers descended onto the racecourse and abruptly put an end to her race. There was confusion and a lot unanswered questions that Fowler now knows the answers to all too well – that being someone had set a...
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26 Suspects Nabbed in Early Morning Drug Raid Here

April 2, 2014
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26 Suspects Nabbed in Early Morning Drug Raid Here

Revere Police have announced that they worked a three-month investigation and took down some 26 persons accused of dealing drugs – mostly heroin – including one man who is still being sought and is believed to knowingly have sold a lethal bag of Fentanyl-laced heroin to a user who overdosed and died in February....
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Phantom Gourmet Loves New Deal

April 2, 2014
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Phantom Gourmet Loves New Deal

The Phantom Gourmet television show will be featuring one of Revere’s well-known food establishments, New Deal Fruit, 920 Broadway, on an upcoming episode. The Phantom will highlight the Italian groceria’s outstanding sandwiches, delicious fruit, and family atmosphere at the popular store. Pictured on the day of Phantom’s visit to the store are, from left,...
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