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Rizzo Calls For Moratorium On Residential Bldgs:Appears Before Council;Hearing Set for Oct. 26

October 1, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The outcry from residents against turning the former Shaw’s site on 205 Revere Beach Blvd. into a 300-unit apartment complex was heard loud and clear, prompting Mayor Dan Rizzo and one city council candidate to call for a moratorium on any building projects with more than two units. Monday night...
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MCAS Results are a Mixed Bag as District Awaits PARCC Test

October 1, 2015
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The Revere Public Schools reported mixed results on the MCAS test this year, but the true test is still something they’re waiting on. Supt. Dianne Kelly reported this week that only a minimal amount of MCAS results were forwarded to the district, as it has mostly transitioned to the federal PARCC test. The PARCC...
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New Horsemen’s Organization Looks for Full-Time Racing

October 1, 2015
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A group of renegade local horsemen held a rousing organizational meeting last week to set goals and update a growing membership about the prospects of returning full-time racing to Suffolk Downs, but the ownership of the track isn’t quite as optimistic as the newly-found group. Momentum has swung in a big way to the...
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Remembering Those Who Died

September 25, 2015
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Remembering Those Who Died

Hundreds held candles to remember those lost to addiction during the 9th Annual Revere Beach Memorial on Sunday, Sept. 20. Jaliyah Harris (front right) holds a candle to remember her grandfather, Michael Spinelli, who died in April 2014 at the age of 45.
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Bella Bond Memorial Service Held

September 25, 2015
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Bella Bond Memorial Service Held

Shannon Stimpson, Emily Nicholas and Elizabeth Carsley performed “Fly High” a song they composed specifically for Bella Bond and Monday night’s vigil at Deer Island.
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No Ruling Yet on Casino Lawsuit

September 25, 2015
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A judge in Suffolk Superior Court heard several arguments Tuesday afternoon on multiple lawsuits against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) regarding the Wynn casino license. Despite all of the discussion, Judge Janet Sanders did not make a decision. “I have heard all the arguments and will make a decision as quickly as possible,” she...
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Officials Working to Eliminate Rodent Problem

September 25, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Revere is no different than any other city … it has rats, but Revere is the only city around that actually will help get rid of them. Gloria DeSisto, who lives in the lower end of Reservior Avenue, came before the city council Monday night to talk about the rats...
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Columbus Day Parade Plans are Going Well

September 25, 2015
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The Columbus Day Parade promises to be outstanding this year with bands, youth groups, veteran’s groups, sheriff’s department, the US Air Force honor guard and more. Organizer Debbie West said 170 tickets have been sold for the breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 11 and general fundraising is doing well. There are 400 total seats. Officials...
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Council Candidates Are Running Hard To Capture At-large Seats

September 18, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Candidates for the Councillor-At-Large race are pounding the pavement, holding signs and working feverishly to get the word that they are serious about winning one of the five seats on the Revere City Council. With the election on Nov. 3 there are 10 candidates vying for five, two-year seats, incumbents...
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Local Assault on Police Officer Highlights Growning National Trend

September 18, 2015
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In Indiana, it was a 31-year-old rookie officer shot on the side of the road after a traffic stop. In Las Vegas, two officers were ambushed at a traffic light. In Texas, a sheriff’s deputy was gunned down while gassing up his vehicle. In California, a highway patrolman was shot while executing a traffic...
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Revere Officials Hold Grand Opening Ceremony for Della Russo Stadium

September 18, 2015
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The Revere High football team made it a perfect night for the city with a 35-0 victory over Medford High in the season opener Friday night at the new Harry Della Russo Stadium. Before the game, Mayor Dan Rizzo and Ward 4 City Councillor Stephen Reardon led the impressive grand opening ceremony for the...
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Beach Memorial on Sunday Night

September 18, 2015
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When Rachel Harrington’s ex-husband died of a drug overdose this past Mother’s Day, it was but one more heartbreak to add to many others that had occurred over the years as he – and other family members – struggled with addiction in front of her very eyes. “I lost my first cousin – who...
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LaQuaglia will participate in 26th consecutive Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

September 16, 2015
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Revere native Ron LaQuaglia made his first appearance in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk 26 years ago. LaQuaglia, the past president of Revere Little League for 16 years and a member of the league for 36 years, decided to volunteer his efforts for the charity when his daughter, Stacey, became ill with leukemia....
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Making His Televison Debut

September 10, 2015
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Making His Televison Debut

Eustis Street resident John Gioioso recently made the news in the most literal sense. More than a year ago, he and his son, also John Gioioso, attended a Red Sox game and sat next to the Channel 5 box. Being a social type of guy, Gioioso made friends with several members of the Channel 5...
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No Let Up In the Race For Mayor:Rizzo,Arrigo Intensify Their Campaigns In Effort to Get Their Messages Out to Voters

September 10, 2015
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The race for the corner office is on. Mayor Dan Rizzo and Councillor-at-Large Brian Arrigo have begun campaigning for the general election for the Office of Mayor that is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3. The two candidates earned their nominations by finishing 1-2 in the Preliminary Election Sept. 1, with Rizzo taking the top...
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Judge Leaning to Dismiss Lawsuit on MBTA Land Sale

September 10, 2015
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A judge overseeing the taxpayer lawsuit against the MBTA and the state Department of Transportation (DOT) in regards to the sale of property to the Wynn Everett casino signaled in court Friday that she is leaning towards dismissing the suit. The taxpayer lawsuit was initiated by 24 taxpayers who contended that the sale of...
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Slots Could Be In Future at Suffolk Downs

September 10, 2015
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A mysterious ballot initiative proposal to add a second slot parlor to an existing Thoroughbred horse track has been certified for the 2016 ballot by Attorney General Maura Healey. The ballot question is only titled ‘An Act Relative to Expanded Gaming’ and suggests that an additional Category 2 (slot parlor) license be granted to...
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Revere Football to Host Medford In Debut of Della Russo Stadium

September 10, 2015
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The Revere High School football team is ready to debut this Friday against Medford on a brand new field, and Head Coach Lou Cicatelli said the first-class facilities have already helped attract new players to the team. “It definitely brought new kids out for the team,” he said. “Last year, we had 65 on...
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Hookah Lounge Raises Questions for Licensing Commission

September 4, 2015
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A request to grant further licenses to Checkers Trans Group Boston, doing business as Boston Hookah Lounge, has prompted the city Licensing Commission to hold off until they can get further information regarding smoking regulations. A couple of weeks ago commissioners heard from attorney Richard Villiotte, representing Samira Ahmed, owner and manager of the...
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10 Council Candidates Advance to November

September 4, 2015
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Councilor-at-Large Jessica Ann Giannino emerged as the top vote getter in the Preliminary Election for Councilor-at-Large held Tuesday in Revere. Giannino, who topped the ticket in the last Councilor-at-Large general election in 2013, received 2,660 votes to finish atop the 12-candidate field while former councilor at-large George Rotondo finished second with 2,487. The other...
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