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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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Twists and Turns Continue for Casino Licenses: MGC Rejects Boston as Host Community, Mohegan and Wynn Ready to Move On

May 14, 2014
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Twists and Turns Continue for Casino Licenses: MGC Rejects Boston as Host Community, Mohegan and Wynn Ready to Move On

Last Thursday, May 8, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) rejected the City of Boston’s petition to be considered a ‘Host Community’ rather than a ‘Surrounding Community’ under the state’s gaming law. It was a decision that was applauded in Revere and Everett – as both casino applicants would have been majorly affected by the...

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Mining for Musical Talent: Jeff DeModena, Jacqueline LoGiudice Bring Opportunities to the next Generation

May 13, 2014
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Mining for Musical Talent: Jeff DeModena, Jacqueline LoGiudice Bring Opportunities to the next Generation

Jeff DeModena and Jacqueline LoGiudice are giving aspiring youth bands the opportunity to perform on stage at area venues and receive compensation through their aptly named business venture, Next Generation Concerts. DeModena, a former Savio Prep sports star and musician with rock star good looks, and LoGiudice, a stunning singer and actress from Revere,...

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Top Gaming Commish Steps out after Derby Questions

May 13, 2014
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And then there were four. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission was supposed to be eliminating applicants, not one another. However, in a completely unexpected turn of events, that is exactly what happened as Mass Gaming Commission (MGC) Chair Stephen Crosby recused himself from the entire Greater Boston casino licensing process – that coming after several...

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Neighbors Want to Meet with Developer

May 13, 2014
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Neighbors and city councillors continue to be riled up about the Thayer Avenue project, with most neighbors who are against it saying they are just waiting to see what happens and hoping the developer will meet with them. Neighbors and some city councillors have hotly discussed the possibility of a 40B affordable/subsidized housing project...

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Mother’s Day Flower Fundraiser

May 7, 2014
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Mother’s Day Flower Fundraiser

The Revere Japanese Exchange Program will be having a Mother’s Day Flower Fundraiser this Friday 4-8 p.m. and Saturday 9-4 p.m. Flowers will be sold at the Comfort Inn on American Legion Highway. There will also be flowers for sale at St. Mary’s Baseball Parade on Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. This fundraiser is to help close...

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Mayor Dan Rizzo and Police Chief Joe Cafarrelli Endorsed Suffolk County Sheriff

May 7, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo and Police Chief Joe Cafarrelli Endorsed Suffolk County Sheriff

Mayor Dan Rizzo (left) and Police Chief Joe Cafarrelli (right) endorsed Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins last Friday. The announcement took place at the Good Diner on Broadway.

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Showing Support

May 7, 2014
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Showing Support

City Councilor John Powers, Senator Anthony Petruccelli and City Councilor Ira Novoselsky during Anthony Petruccelli’s annual fundraiser at Joe’s American Bar & Grill in Boston last Thursday.

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Opening Arguments: SJC Hears Arguments on Casino Ballot Referendum

May 7, 2014
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The state Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) heard arguments on Monday in Boston’s Adams Courthouse concerning a subplot to the casino licensing process that is becoming ever more important as the days go by – that subplot being whether or not a binding statewide ballot question on casinos can go to voters this November. The...

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Lingering Potholes Pose Problems for Council, City

May 7, 2014
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The Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is a place that typically takes a lot of complaints. So, when the RMV began registering complaints with Mahoney Circle strip mall owner Paul Kneeland about the conditions of the roads leading to the shopping center – Everett Street to be exact – one knew the tables had...

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Harsh Realities Suffolk Says, Despite Landmark Opening Day

May 7, 2014
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Trainer Jay Bernardini got his 2014 season at Suffolk Downs off to a sharp start with three-wins on the nine race card before an enthusiastic crowd of 14,612 on hand to celebrate the Kentucky Derby, but it could be the last time such a crowd descends upon the historic oval for the Derby –...

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