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Revere 2013 Election Results for Offices

November 6, 2013
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  Total voter turnout 44% Councillor At Large Top 5 Jessica Ann Giannino 5.453 Robert J. Haas, Jr. 4,550 Anthony Zambuto 4,504 Steve Morabito 4,325 Brian M. Arrigo 4.265 George Rotondo 3,958 John R. Correggio 3,713 Walter W, Kovil, III 1,312 Ward 1 Richard A. Penta 1,166 Gregg LaCedra 611 Ward 5 John F....

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MCAS Scores Show Students in for the Long Haul Find Success

November 6, 2013
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As Revere Public Schools officials dig into the details of their MCAS scores this fall, one thing has jumped out at them – kids who have stayed in the system compete with the best students in the state. But they don’t start out that way. “The story here is these communities like Revere have...

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Medical Marijuana Store Proposed for Revere

November 6, 2013
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A Revere hotel operator and a team of associates – including former Worcester County Sheriff Guy Glodis – has applied to operate a medical marijuana center on Railroad Avenue in Revere. Boston Wellness Association of Lynnfield – run by Rodeway Inn owner Matthew Philbin – will come before the City Council for public hearing...

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Brady to Cookson: It’s a Touchdown

October 30, 2013
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Brady to Cookson: It’s a Touchdown

Over the past 19 months, 10-year-old Ricky Cookson has had to deal with the kinds of things no kid should have to deal with – getting treatments, listening to doctors talk about his illness and keep upbeat while having to stay away from school and friends. But last Saturday afternoon, he was a kid...

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Suffolk Owners Blindsided by Caesars

October 30, 2013
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As Suffolk Downs official Charles Baker III sat in a meeting with the Mass Gaming Commission (MGC) on Oct. 2, the news about Caesars’s troubles fell on him and the whole Suffolk ownership like a pallet of bricks from out of the blue sky – at least according to Suffolk’s witnesses at an MGC...

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Bridge Termed ‘successful result’

October 25, 2013
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Bridge Termed ‘successful result’

Bridge designer Miguel Rosales has increasingly seen his thumb print all over Boston, and last Thursday he visited Revere Beach to check out his latest finished product – the Wonderland Pedestrian Bridge. His reaction; thumb’s up. “I think it is a very successful result,” he said. “It looks very modern and slender as I...

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Revere School Officials Host Chinese Principals

October 25, 2013
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Revere School Officials Host Chinese Principals

Some 30 education directors from private schools in China converged on Revere High School (RHS) last Thursday morning for a personal tour and general discussion about how to keep on the cutting edge of urban education. The educators – who also toured Boston Latin School, BC High School and Boston Renaissance Charter School –...

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Caesars Leaves Casino Project after Gaming Comm. Report

October 25, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) came to bury Caesars last Friday afternoon, not to praise them. The entire casino effort at Suffolk Downs this week is in flux as the track searches for another gaming operator, Caesars Entertainment has limped out of town, rejected by MGC, and a vote on the overall casino plan...

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Council Candidates Take Stand on Issues

October 25, 2013
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All eight candidates for Councillor-at-large participated in a question and answer forum last Thursday evening at the Rumney Marsh Academy, and virtually every candidate used the platform to his or her advantage. The forum was a joint effort of the Revere Journal and RevereTV, with a big assist from the Revere Public Schools. There...

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A Grand Parade

October 16, 2013
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A Grand Parade

If there was one thing that was evident within the huge crowds lining the Columbus Day Parade route on Broadway Monday afternoon, it was that they had missed the parade in its five year absence. As Batman strode by and tanks rumbled past, spectators unanimously agreed that they were happy Mayor Dan Rizzo and...

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Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma Charity Walk on Boston Common

October 16, 2013
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Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma Charity Walk on Boston Common

Marc and Marcy Tango, their family members, and about 80 of their closest friends lined up in a ‘T’ formation at Wonderland Station last Thursday afternoon to show support for Marc – who was just recently diagnosed with leukemia. The group travelled to Boston Thursday evening to walk in the Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma Charity Walk...

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Casino Proves to Be a plus for Community in Pennsylvania

October 16, 2013
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Bensalem, Pa. is by all accounts an area of Greater Philadelphia very similar to East Boston and Revere. Bordering the northwest corner of Philly, Bensalem has long been a diverse ethnic enclave with blue-collar roots that prides itself on the hard work of it’s residents and small business owners. In 2006 the Philadelphia Park...

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Battling Signs: Lightbody Arrested in Incident on Broadway

October 16, 2013
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The fight for and against a casino in Revere has literally turned into a fight – with a dust up on Broadway resulting in a situation with multiple versions of the same story and the leader of the anti-casino effort – Charlie Lightbody – being arrested for punching a man. The incident follows a...

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Meeting Will Focus on Regional Approach to Fighting Opiate Abuse and Overdose

October 16, 2013
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A new multi-city, regional effort to combat the spread of heroin use and heroin overdoses will take place tonight, Oct. 16, at the Susan B. Anthony Middle School and will bring together voices from several communities decimated by the powerful drug – including Revere, Chelsea, Saugus and Winthrop. A renewed, three-year state grant from...

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Lighthouse Ready to Start Construction

October 16, 2013
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The Lighthouse Nursing Home is preparing to break ground next week on a $5 million renovation project that will increase the numbers of single rooms and bring in a 2,700 sq. ft. rehabilitation gym. The state Department of Public Health recently gave approval to the home, which also gave it the green light to...

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It Takes Teamwork to Pull a Jet

October 2, 2013
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It Takes Teamwork to Pull a Jet

The Revere High School (RHS) football team recently helped Logan Airport celebrate its 90th Anniversary by entering a contest against Winthrop and Eastie that featured an airplane-pulling event. The three squads competed to see who could pull a 120,000-pound JetBlue Airbus nine yards in the fastest time. The 25-man RHS team was able to...

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Mayor to Hold Hearing Following Spotlight Story on RPD Sgt. Langone

October 2, 2013
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After television news crews showed Revere Police Sgt. Jeffrey Langone allegedly spending part of his shift sleeping at home rather than being on patrol, Mayor Dan Rizzo and Chief Joe Cafarelli are ready to set a clear example this week about minimum expectations. “It should be clear to anyone working in this administration, in...

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Sharing a Piece of Revere’s History

October 2, 2013
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Revere is home to Horatio Alger, noted author of books that tell of the rise of people from rags to riches in fiction. However,  for a local family the storyline is just as true. It all started when James McChristal, the patriach of a promient family arrived in Revere in the middle of the...

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Chief Says Pines Fire Station Likely to Open

October 2, 2013
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Fire Chief Gene Doherty said for the first time this week that he is open to opening the Pines Fire Station in the near future – a station that has been shuttered against the wishes of the neighborhood since 1992. Doherty told the Council that the Fire Department has allocated some money to fix...

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Drunk Driver in Powers’ Crash Had Injured Others

October 2, 2013
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A Winthrop woman who maimed a vacationing New York City police officer in an alleged drunken driving accident 10 years ago in Florida has now pleaded guilty to grievously injuring two Revere men, who are the sons of Ward 5 Councillor John Powers, in another drunken driving smash up that occurred in 2012. Amanda...

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