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Deck the hall – New function hall opens at former ITAM

December 16, 2009
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Deck the hall – New function hall opens at former ITAM

Walking into the new Casa Lucia Function Hall – and remembering the old ITAM – is like a wayward homeowner looking at the final results on one of those home makeover television shows. Well, it may not be quite that dramatic, but the new facility has been turning heads and getting universal words of...

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Chamber launches new, fully-loaded website

December 16, 2009
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Chamber launches new, fully-loaded website

The Revere Chamber of Commerce has launched its new, state of the art website and it’s fully loaded. Full features will benefit members and Revere’s business community as a whole. Visit us at www.RevereChamber.org. The Chamber’s new multimedia website, designed by Sound & Vision (SAV) Media on Squire Road in Revere, sports such features...

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The Grinch has nothing on this guy – First Congregational; church puts out a call to the community to help replace stolen Toy Drive gifts

December 16, 2009
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There are scrooges during the Christmas season, and then there are downright villains. The First Congregational Church at the corner of Central Avenue and Beach Street came face to face with the work of a villain this past weekend when they discovered that more than 70 gifts for their annual children’s toy drive had...

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Another defendant pleas out; complicated and complex trial will begin in three weeks

December 16, 2009
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Two down, two to go. The girlfriend of alleged triggerman Robert Iacoviello Jr. – who is charged with the murder of off-duty Revere Police Officer Dan Talbot – pleaded guilty to one felony count of being an accessory after the fact of murder just three weeks before trial. She will not, however, be testifying...

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A driving force – City receives federal funds for Wonderland garage project

December 8, 2009
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A driving force – City receives federal funds for Wonderland garage project

A parking garage has probably never drawn such accolades as it did Monday when officials gathered at Wonderland to celebrate a parking garage Stimulus award, but then again, it isn’t any ordinary garage. With Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) and Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Milton), as well as a cadre of other state officials and bureaucrats,...

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The greenbacks are coming! The greenbacks are coming! – Paul Revere School gets $9.6 million state check during ceremony last Friday

December 8, 2009
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The greenbacks are coming! The greenbacks are coming! – Paul Revere School gets $9.6 million state check during ceremony last Friday

Using the nearly completed façade of the new Paul Revere School as a background, State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill handed over a $9.6 million check to the city last Friday. Masons put the finishing touches on brickwork around a towering archway that frames the front of the school last Friday, and meanwhile,...

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For 25 years, Ferraro has been turning K-9’s into ‘A’ students

December 8, 2009
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Dogs just seem to want to follow former Revere resident Joe Ferraro, and he leads them to good behavior. Ferraro has owned Joe’s K-9 Academy for some 25 years, and despite the down economy, is having one of the best business runs that he’s seen. “The animal business is not just good, it’s spectacular,”...

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Frustrations mount as conditions deteriorate at the McKinley School

November 25, 2009
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Frustrations mount as conditions deteriorate at the McKinley School

The McKinley School is bursting at the seams this year, and this week parents and former parents have risen up in protest – saying the current facility is no place for their children to learn. However, until a new school to replace the McKinley is definitely in the pipeline, the parents do not want...

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Call it ‘Thanksgetting’

November 25, 2009
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The city scored a major victory late last week when Mayor Tom Ambrosino learned that more then $22 million in Stimulus funds would be coming to rescue the stalled parking garage at Wonderland – an improvement that has been called the lynchpin of the larger $500 million Waterfront Square development. For the past two...

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The Final Cut – Gus the Barber ends a long career on Revere Street

November 19, 2009
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The Final Cut – Gus the Barber ends a long career on Revere Street

For the past several decades, there’s one barber on Revere Street who has been a cut above everyone else – and that would be Gus Pecoraro, otherwise known as Gus the Barber. His tenure in his well-decorated shop near the intersection of American Legion Highway, however, will come to an end on Dec. 31...

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Henry’s successor could be in place as soon as Dec. 7

November 19, 2009
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With one signature of Gov. Deval Patrick, candidates for City Clerk are once again lining up for the chance to succeed interim City Clerk John Henry. On Tuesday, November 10, the governor signed a new law that repealed life tenure for the Revere City Clerk – making the job a three-year appointment. “For all...

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Beachmont project thrust into national spotlight; job figures were overblown

November 19, 2009
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There’s apparently a striking similarity between a magician’s rabbit and the numbers of jobs reportedly created by the Federal Stimulus Bill. The similarity is that they’re both pulled out of a hat. As national lawmakers began touting the success of the $787 billion Stimulus Bill recently, in preparation most likely to call for a...

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With the Council set, attention turns to the next mayor’s race

November 11, 2009
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With the Council set, attention turns to the next mayor’s race

If one were to call this recent City Election anything but a mayoral litmus test, then they’d seriously be missing what was written between the lines of the prolonged campaign season. The Councillor at-large race had everything to do on the surface with who made it on the Council and who didn’t, naturally. However,...

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Homeowners can expect a modest increase

November 11, 2009
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Property taxes have taken a turn for the better this year when it comes to the once-painful plight local homeowners. Commercial property, though, not so much. Reports indicate that homeowners can expect a small increase or decrease on their tax bill this year, while commercial property owners will probably see quite an increase. City...

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Haas has edge in maneuvering for Council presidency

November 11, 2009
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The city council presidency for the coming term beginning with the New Year is attracting major attention with the prospect that Mayor Thomas Ambrosino may be leaving before his term expires. The rumors about the mayor leaving are abundant, however the mayor himself has said repeatedly he has nowhere to go presently. Insiders insist...

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Rotondo wins at-large seat; Stacey Rizzo elected to School Committee; Question 1 is defeated – Dan Rizzo tops Council ticket; Correggio out

November 5, 2009
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Rotondo wins at-large seat; Stacey Rizzo elected to School Committee; Question 1 is defeated – Dan Rizzo tops Council ticket; Correggio out

Voting was heavier than expected in Tuesday’s City Election, with the most interest coming for the School Committee – which logged nearly 10,000 more votes cast than the at-large Council race. A beautiful sunny day and several contentious races brought out a voter turnout of 36 percent. While the at-large race garnered the most...

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Lodie makes a surprise deal – Sentence could be as short as six years, as long as 12

November 5, 2009
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In a case full of jokers and aces, Derek Lodie pulled out the wildest of wild cards last week when he took a plea deal for 8-12 years in prison and a significant reduction in charges for his role in the murder of off-duty police officer Daniel Talbot in 2007. Out of the blue,...

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Wiretaps, DNA and shell casings: Trial preparations not short on twists and turns

November 5, 2009
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The trial concerning the murder of Revere Police Officer Dan Talbot took a major turn upside down last week, but even before then, there were some new revelations coming from the prosecution. Whether it’s a jailhouse wiretap, newly discovered DNA evidence, or the DNA testing of Revere cops – the drama never seems to...

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Check these out! – Audit reveals more than $220,000 in questionable — and in some cases very odd — purchases

October 29, 2009
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Check these out! – Audit reveals more than $220,000 in questionable — and in some cases very odd — purchases

The waiting list hasn’t been too long for patrons at the Revere Public Library that want to check out any one of the alleged four statues of the Elephant Man that were purchased. Then again, those statues weren’t anywhere to be found in the library either. Those statues and many other odd and downright...

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In Ward 3, war of words heats up

October 29, 2009
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There’s no love lost between the two Ward 3 candidates this time around, incumbent Arthur Guinasso and challenger Brian Vesce. The two families have historically not gotten along, and at least once several years’ back, they were in Suffolk Superior Court arguing about which family had done the worst thing to the other. A...

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