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Water Rates Approved: Council Not Happy with Lack of Savings

June 10, 2014
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Revere City Councillors begrudgingly approved water and sewer rates on Monday night, with the bone of contention being that several councillors were wondering why there hasn’t yet been any savings for ratepayers even after several years and several millions dollars worth of work on the system. In general, rates didn’t rise nearly as much...

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City to Replace Old Water Meters

June 10, 2014
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The City is preparing next month to roll out a $3.7 million water meter replacement program that will modernize the way the City monitors and bills ratepayers. Mayor Dan Rizzo told the City Council on Monday that bids have been received and the City is ready to roll out the program in July –...

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Police Investigate Use of Tasers

June 10, 2014
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The Revere Police are exploring the option of carrying electric Tasers as part of their standard equipment – a move they believe might help decrease incidences of violence toward the police. “I know now we are exploring all options and seeing if it’s the right thing for our officers,” said Lt. Amy O’Hara. “They’re...

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Revere Beat Catholic Central in Dramatic Walk-off Win to Advance to North Sectional Final on Sunday

June 8, 2014
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Revere Beat Catholic Central in Dramatic Walk-off Win to Advance to North Sectional Final on Sunday

The Revere High School (RHS) Softball team took a walk-off 1-0 win in extra innings on Friday afternoon against Catholic Central. The game was evenly matched and a pitcher’s duel with RHS Junior Sabrina Palermo turning in an unreal performance despite battling an illness all this past week. It looked as if the game...

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The Patriots March to Concord: Palermo, Stella, DiCarlo pace Revere to Two Big Wins

June 4, 2014
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The Patriots March to Concord: Palermo, Stella, DiCarlo pace Revere to Two Big Wins

Sabrina Palermo struck out the 500th batter of her career while Kristina Stella and Logan DiCarlo, led the team-wide offensive firepower in impressive victories over Lincoln-Sudbury and Chelmsford in the State Tournament. The dream season continues today as Revere takes the field against perennial powerhouse Concord Carlisle in the Division 1 North quarterfinals. Palermo’s ...

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This Year’s Best Urban School in America

June 4, 2014
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This Year’s Best Urban School in America

Revere High School (RHS) students (left to right) Freshmen Estefania Guerrero, Estefania Velasquez and Junior Andres Perdomo flash the number one to show that their high school is the top urban school in the country. RHS accepted a check and banner from the NCUST organization at a ceremony in the RHS Field House last...

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Mayor Dips into Reserves to Balance Budget

June 4, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo proposed a $160.92 million budget Monday night, and informed councillors that he has made the tough decision to – for the second year in a row – dip into the Rainy Day Reserve Fund to balance the budget. It was an overall increase of 4.3 percent ($6.6 million) over last year...

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RHA Announces Property Rehabs

June 4, 2014
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The Revere Housing Authority (RHA) is preparing to embark on an aggressive schedule to repair 14 units at five scattered-site properties throughout the Shirley Avenue area. Executive Director Linda Shaw and Board Member George Anzuoni announced the $1.6 million project this week, saying that it hinged upon an $800,000 grant from the state that...

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Revere High Valedictorian to Attend MIT

June 4, 2014
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Though only there for a short time, Karina Kalinina can still recall the rigid strictness of her suburban Moscow school when she was in the first grade. The Revere High School (RHS) valedictorian remembers penmanship was taught with fervor, and how one small mistake could lead to a major penalty. “Penmanship was stressed there...

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Suffolk Downs Scratches Four Racing Days in June

June 4, 2014
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The uncertainty of the casino licensing process this summer has caused Suffolk Downs to scratch four live racing days this month, officials said. The track requested from the Mass Gaming Commission (MGC), Racing Division, during last Friday’s meeting the ability to eliminate live racing on June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24...

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Memorial Day Exercises Recognizes 70th Anniversary of D-Day

May 28, 2014
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Memorial Day Exercises Recognizes 70th Anniversary of D-Day

The Sun came out just long enough to brighten up the City of Revere’s solemn Memorial Day Exercises, with another large crowd on hand this year to hear the remembrances of World War II veteran Thomas Hill. Veterans Agent Nick Bua was the emcee of the event and he started off the ceremonies on...

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Coaching Supreme

May 28, 2014
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Coaching Supreme

Revere High director of athletics Shaun Hart congratulates Revere softball head coach Joe Ciccarello on his team’s 2-0 win over Beverly that clinched the Northeastern Conference championship. Also pictured are assistant coaches Butch Bruno and Paige Licata.

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RHS Is Best in USA: Named Top Urban School by NCUST

May 28, 2014
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It’s good to be the best, and this week, Revere High School (RHS) is just that. On Friday, RHS was named the lone high school Gold Medal winner in the nation by the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) at San Diego State University – making the school on School Street the top...

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Spanish National Honor Society at RHS

May 20, 2014
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Spanish National Honor Society at RHS

Revere High School held a lively and culturally significant Spanish language National Honor Society induction ceremony last Thursday afternoon to a packed house of parents and students in the Learning Commons. Along with the traditional candlelight ceremony, several traditional Spanish dances were performed, including this one, entitled ‘El Pajaro Campana (Arpa Paraguaya).’ Performing are (at right) Vivian...

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Kite Festival at Revere Beach

May 20, 2014
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Kite Festival at Revere Beach

Sonny, Grace and Joseph Turco relaxing on Revere Beach during the The 5th annual Revere Beach Kite Festival.

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Decision on Casino License Delayed

May 20, 2014
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Indefinitely has turned into mid-September for the casino licensing deadline in Greater Boston, but many are growing frustrated with the process and, privately, not many are certain the new September deadline will stick. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) released an updated, estimated schedule on Monday afternoon that could push the licensing decision out to...

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Suffolk Downs Committed to Horse Racing

May 20, 2014
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Suffolk Downs is on the road and working its hardest to reassure the horse racing community that – despite recent news about a so-called wavering commitment to racing – they are still all in at that track. News broke last week concerning a letter sent to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) from Suffolk Downs...

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Lights, Camera and an Award: Jonathan Salemi Takes Award at Boston Film Festival

May 20, 2014
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Boston has been good to Jonathan Salemi. The Revere native continues to build onto his movie directing library and the Boston International Film Festival last month was yet another stab at success. Salemi returned with another short film entered into the festival this year, this one called ‘Chasing the Past,’ and took back to...

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Rizzo Calls on Demoulas to Open Store

May 20, 2014
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Echoing the frustrations of virtually the entire city, Mayor Dan Rizzo sent a strongly worded letter to the Board of Demoulas Supermarkets (Market Basket) this week asking them to open the new, but vacant, building at Northgate or the City will look into legal options. The Market Basket coming to Revere was a highly...

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Memorial Day Exercises Set for Monday

May 20, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo is pleased to announce that this year’s Memorial Day Exercises will be held on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11 a.m. on the lawn of the American Legion Building, 249 Broadway. Guest Speaker for the ceremony will be Thomas Hill. Hill has born and raised in Revere. He is a graduate...

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