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Police, Secret Service Nab Major Id Theft Suspect

March 28, 2014
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Revere detectives and the Secret Services clamped down on a suspect they believe to be a major identity thief who stole passports and allegedly took victims for more than $200,000. On March 24, Revere Police and the United States Secret Service arrested Scott Cunha for 18 counts of Aggravated Identity Theft, Passport Fraud, and...

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MGC Casino Hearing Draws Packed House for Mohegan

March 28, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) stared down a packed room late on Tuesday afternoon that was full of casino advocates ready to tell them that Revere is the right place for a resort casino. Tuesday was the first local input public hearing for the Greater Boston region with MGC Commissioners hearing testimony from those...

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St. Patrick’s Day Lunch

March 18, 2014
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St. Patrick’s Day Lunch

Salvy and Marissa Curiale lent a helping hand to the many senior citizens who enjoyed a St. Patrick’s day lunch at the Rossetti Cowan Senior Center last week.

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Elks Club Boiled Dinner Party and Community Awards

March 18, 2014
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Elks Club Boiled Dinner Party and Community Awards

Charlotte Sweeney, Jane Cox and Susan Leary enjoyed the music, the Kelly Green hats and the fun at last Saturday night’s Elks Club Boiled Dinner Party and Community Awards. Joanne McKenna received the club’s first-ever Citizen of the Year award.

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‘Peace’ Sign Made out of Seashell

March 18, 2014
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‘Peace’ Sign Made out of Seashell

Revere resident Linda Morse stumbled upon this ‘Peace’ sign made out of seashells on Revere Beach last week by Beach-goers Melissa, Nicole and Julia (pictured here). Morse said she was walking her dogs and noticed thousands of clam shells washed up on the Beach. Such displays of sea clams on the Beach have been rather common this winter....

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Separated by U.S. Policy: Revere Family Hopes to Reunite after Immigration Battle, Protest

March 18, 2014
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Revere native Maria Peniche, 23, stood  on the U.S. Border in San Diego last week. Her parents, Alberto and Ines – former Revere residents for many years, were on the other side of that border – in Tijuana, Mexico. For eight months, they had been unable to embrace. Last week, they were able to...

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Lighthouse Expansion Helps Home to Keep up with Industry Changes

March 18, 2014
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As the steel goes up and concrete floors begin to be poured, the expansion of the Lighthouse Nursing Home will begin to help the vaunted Revere home take a step into the future of medical rehabilitation care. Last October, work began on the expansion project and now the skeleton has been assembled and soon...

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RHS Will Compete for Gold Medal in National Urban School Competition

March 18, 2014
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Revere High School has advanced to the final eight schools in the nation for one of three gold medals to be awarded by the National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) in San Diego – the pre-eminent national award for the top urban schools in America. Revere School officials received a letter on Monday...

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Can Spring Be Far Away?

March 12, 2014
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Can Spring Be Far Away?

Revere resident John Coyne hangs the banners at Fenway Park with less than 30 days until the ring ceremony.

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Annual 3 on 3 Tournament

March 12, 2014
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Annual 3 on 3 Tournament

The Revere Parks and Recreation Department recently held their annual 3 on 3 tournament play for middle school boys and girls. Players get ready to get the basketball pass.

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The American Dream: Local Family Goes from the Italian Countryside to the Ivy League

March 12, 2014
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The American Dream: Local Family Goes from the Italian Countryside to the Ivy League

Just two generations ago in the Italian countryside, in the aftermath of World War II, the D’Ambrosio family’s patriarch – Antonio ‘Tony’ D’Ambrosio – walked the fields of his family’s Avellino farm without any shoes. His feet became tough and calloused, and he remembers the embarrassment of not having “Sunday pants” for church. When...

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New Horse Barns Planned for Eastie Not to Be Off-site

March 12, 2014
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A plan submitted by Suffolk Downs to state environmental regulators calls for the horse barns in Revere to be relocated to the East Boston side of the property, built out under the existing Grandstand and in new buildings adjacent to the track on the Boston side – a plan that eliminates the previously idea...

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Winthrop Avenue Sewer Pipe Project Has Doubled in Cost

March 12, 2014
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The Winthrop Avenue sewer pipe replacement project has doubled in cost over the last several months, and will end up being more than $700,000 over original estimates, according to DPW Director Don Goodwin. Goodwin told the Council on Monday that the complex replacement project got more complicated as things went on, especially with the...

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City Receives Another Rating Upgrade to AA

March 12, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo and Revere Director of Finance George Anzuoni spoke at the City Council meeting Monday night about the City’s recent Standard and Poor’s Rating Servings Report upgrade. The City of Revere was granted a bond rating of AA- with a stable outlook, an upgrade from last year’s A+ rating. The city is...

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Mayor Dan Rizzo Joined Other Elected Officials and Public Employees

March 5, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo Joined Other Elected Officials and Public Employees

Mayor Dan Rizzo joined other elected officials and public employees in taking time out on Monday to read some of the favorite Dr. Seuss stories to local school children celebrating

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Vincent Convincingly Wins Democratic Rep. Primary

March 5, 2014
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Vincent Convincingly Wins Democratic Rep. Primary

RoseLee Vincent took Tuesday night’s Special Election Democratic Primary for the 16th Suffolk District with 1,154 votes, beating Revere’s Linda Rosa by 540 votes. Rosa collected 614 votes and Chelsea Attorney Josh Monahan finished with 504 votes. The district includes half of Revere, Prattville in Chelsea and two precincts in Saugus. In Revere, Vincent...

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City Pays $1.55 Million for 3 Properties at New School

March 5, 2014
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The City has agreed to pay $1.55 million to take three properties by eminent domain from four owners, including one owner who works in the Mayor’s Office. The takings – all on Fernwood Place and Fernwood Avenue – will accommodate a traffic plan for the new Hill School that turned out to be the...

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Top 100 Salaries: City Payroll on the Rise, Two Topped $200K in 2013

March 5, 2014
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THE TOP 10 1. Paul Dakin                           Superintendent               222,330.42 2. Terrence Reardon                Police Captain                202,445.70 DETAILS 67,226.00 3. Joseph Cafarelli                   Police Chief                   198,719.32 4. Glenn Malley                       Police Lt.                                  179,296.46 DETAILS 45,325.50 5. James Guido                        Police Executive Officer 178,701.06 DEATAILS 34,164.50 6. David Callahan                    Police Lt.                                  177,328.20 DETAILS 35,399.00 7. Jeremiah Goodwin Police Lt.                     ...

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Gaming Repeal Ballot Question Looms at SJC

March 5, 2014
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Just one week after fighting it out at the ballot box in Revere for the casino cause, pro-casino groups – including Revere elected officials – and anti-casino groups are preparing to do battle in the courtroom this May. And if the anti-casino forces have it their way, it could mean yet another vote in...

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Voters Back Mohegan Sun

February 26, 2014
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Voters Back Mohegan Sun

The referendum vote Tuesday featured a huge voter turnout for a cold day in February, yet nearly an identical result as last November, save an increase of 4 percentage points for the pro-casino vote. There were 7,169 ‘yes’ votes (63.2%) cast for the casino and 4,172 ‘no’ votes (36.7%) cast against the casino. There...

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