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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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Planet Fitness to Host ‘The Biggest Loser’ Call

April 2, 2014
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The Planet Fitness at Northgate in Revere will serve as the New England outpost for a casting call to NBC’s ‘The Biggest Loser’ reality television show. It’s the second year in a row that the casting call will be held at the Revere gym, said owner Tim Morrissette. “This year should be even more...

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Casino Hearing Cancelled

April 2, 2014
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The host community public hearing for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) at Revere High School (RHS) scheduled for this coming Monday, April 7, has been cancelled. No explanation was given for the cancellation, but officials from Mohegan Sun indicated there was a tentative date set to reconvene the hearing at RHS on May 6....

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Jewelry Box Celebrates 38th Anniversary

April 2, 2014
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The Jewelry Box on Broadway Revere has helped generations of people celebrate their anniversaries, and now the store is celebrating a little milestone of its own. Tom Yourawski and co-owner Justin Puopolo are celebrating the store’s 38th Anniversary this month and, according to “Uncle Tommy,” the time has gone by too fast. “I don’t...

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Bowe Fundraiser Set for April 11

April 2, 2014
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The Wally Bowe Memorial Fundraiser benefiting the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of East Boston will be held on Friday, April 11, from 7-11 p.m., at the Beachmont VFW Hall on Bennington Street. Mr. Bowe was a beloved teacher and coach at the former Savio Prep high school in East Boston. There will dinner,...

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Vincent Cruises to Victory in the 16th; Chelsea’s Taylor wins Prattville

April 2, 2014
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Revere’s RoseLee Vincent cruised to victory Tuesday night, besting Republican Todd Taylor of Chelsea by 880 votes and winning overall 1,466 to 586 (not including results from two Saugus precincts). Chelsea’s Taylor pulled out a win in his hometown, but couldn’t best Vincent – who won via a larger Revere vote on what was...

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Hill School Groundbreaking, Fulfillment of Longstanding Promise

March 28, 2014
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Hill School Groundbreaking, Fulfillment of Longstanding Promise

Hill Park is officially no more. A groundbreaking ceremony on Monday to welcome in the new Hill School officially put generations of softball games, tennis matches, pickup basketball games and swinging children into the history books of the City. Ushered in were the smiles of future and past generations of parents, students and teachers...

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Robert Casoli the Hero Few Knew about: Helped save 2,200 Refugees in Daring Korean War Mission

March 28, 2014
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Robert Casoli the Hero Few Knew about: Helped save 2,200 Refugees in Daring Korean War Mission

There are some people who never shy away from the spotlight in any situation, and then there are those like the late Robert Casoli – who, when the spotlight was turned in his direction for good reason, turned and walked the other way. Casoli, who would have been 84 last Friday, passed away in...

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Riverside Condo Project Held in Committee

March 28, 2014
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Concerned citizens packed the Joseph A. DelGrosso City Council Chamber at the Zoning Sub-Committee meeting Monday evening to continue a public hearing on the possible construction of a residential condominium building on Thayer Avenue. 29 Thayer Avenue Development, LLC has asked the City Council for special permit to build a 42-unit condo building in...

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