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One Dead In Weekend Fire: Victim Was Revere Vietnam Veteran

August 14, 2014
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One Dead In Weekend Fire: Victim Was Revere Vietnam Veteran

A deadly fire over the weekend on Campbell Avenue claimed the life of a Revere resident and left 35 people homeless. George Maddox’s roommate described the terrifying scene inside their Campbell Avenue apartment as a fire ripped through the building. The fire, which killed Maddox, 64, a Vietnam War veteran, gutted the four story,...

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National Night out

August 14, 2014
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National Night out

Ward 2 City Councillor Ira Novoselsky celebrates National Night Out with local children – Jamy Gomez, Samira Cammarano, Alyssa Horn, Shant Roeum, Carolina Vejar, Cynthia Vejar.

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Rizzo, Police to Crack down on Impaired Drivers

August 14, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo and Chief of Police Joseph Cafarelli today announced that the Revere Police Department will join over 148 other law enforcement agencies statewide in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving from August 13 to September 1 as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization, funded by...

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SBA Aid Available For Tornado Victims

August 14, 2014
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“The prompt approval from the SBA for this physical disaster declaration is another promising step toward helping the City of Revere and its residents rebuild their lives and their community,” said Governor Patrick. Senator Markey and Senator Warren and the congressional delegation were of great assistance in this effort by sending a letter of...

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The Revere Tornado Relief Fund

August 14, 2014
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The Tornado of 2014 is still vivid in our memories and a fund has been set up to help residents and business owners who were impacted by this incredible storm that devastated our city. Revere residents have responded to the call so many times when friends and neighbors have faced adversity and challenges in...

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Revere Through the Years

August 14, 2014
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10 years ago August 11, 2004 Residents are set to enjoy a gala weekend at Revere Beach beginning Friday night with a showing of the movie Shrek, the annual Sandcastle Festival, a kite demonstration, live entertainment, and a fireworks show Saturday night. School Supt. Paul Dakin reported to the School Committee that 20 percent...

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Police Briefs 08-13-2014

August 14, 2014
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Monday, August 4 Freddy Vladimir Najarro, 25, Revere receiving stolen property, having burglarious instrument and destruction of property Tuesday August 5 Harold a Suarez, 24, Saugus assault and battery Wednesday, August 6 No arrests Thursday August 7 No arrests Friday, August 7 Michael Seniti, 23, Revere, receiving stolen property Alana Mourad, 51, Revere assault...

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Obituaries 08-13-2014

August 14, 2014
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Joseph Bowman Retired Revere Fire Captain Retired Revere Fire Captain Joseph J. Bowman died on August 8 at Brightview of Danvers surrounded by the love and presence of his family. He was 87 years old. Captain Bowman was born in Chelsea and was a 1945 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School, Revere. Upon graduation,...

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Slow Process Recovering from Tornado: With No State or Federal Monies, Revere Residents Establish Fund

August 8, 2014
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Slow Process Recovering from Tornado: With No State or Federal Monies, Revere Residents Establish Fund

Hundreds of people walk through the doors of Mayor Dan Rizzo’s office – especially over the last week – but none have pulled at his heartstrings as much as little Gina Brophy of Millis, MA. Just a few days after Mayor Rizzo, Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, and former Middlesex DA Gerry Leone...

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DiSalvo Park Grand Re-opening

August 8, 2014
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DiSalvo Park Grand Re-opening

City officials, family and friends and the West Revere Neighborhood Group cut the ribbon yesterday evening for the reopening of the DiSalvo park located at the Whelan School. Volunteers have been working hard over the past 2 weeks to make this park a keeper.

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Casino License Decision Is Set for Mid-Sept.

August 8, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has issued a meeting date of Sept. 12 to potentially award the Region A casino license to either Mohegan Sun or Wynn Resorts – a date that is, unbelievably, only one month away in what has been a year’s long process. The all-day meeting will take place on a...

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Residents Face Long Battle With Insurers

August 8, 2014
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There was still a lot of sweeping to do on Taft Street and other heavily affected tornado areas last Thursday. Bundles of sticks, roofing material and glass still occupied the streets. Heavy mud adorned pieces of vinyl siding, and some people were still struggling to get electricity re-connected. But by and large, residents had...

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Council Declares State of Emergency

August 8, 2014
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The Revere City Council voted 9-0 Monday night to declare a budget emergency that will allow Mayor Dan Rizzo and the City’s Financial team to make emergency payments related to the tornado on July 28, including expenses related to paying for shelter for those who have been left homeless. Rizzo told the Council that...

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911 Operators Stayed Solid at Their Post

August 8, 2014
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It was the first call that came to the City’s 9-1-1 Call Center last Monday after a tornado blew through, and the woman on the other line was so hysterical she could barely utter a word. The woman was trying to breath, but having been caught in the tornado on Broadway in her car,...

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Casino Decision Due in September

August 8, 2014
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will make its long-awaited and much-anticipated decision about the granting of the sole gaming license for the Greater Boston region in September. Mohegan Sun/Suffolk Downs in Revere and the Wynn Resort Group in Everett are the two applicants for the license that would bring casino gaming to this state for...

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Neither I nor Any Member of the Legislature Engaged in Inappropriate Conduct

August 8, 2014
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On July 24, the jury reached a verdict in the probation trial. It is a verdict that all of us have to respect. With respect to the jury’s verdict, it must be noted that the jury confirmed that neither I nor any member of the Legislature had engaged in any inappropriate conduct. While the...

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Revere Thankful for Agencies That Assisted in Tornado Recovery

August 8, 2014
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On Monday, July 28th, Revere’s central business district and neighborhoods both to the east and west were hit by an EF2 tornado. Fortunately, despite the devastation, there were no fatalities, and even more remarkably, no serious injuries.  We have been overwhelmed by the support and continued generosity from our neighboring cities and towns, our...

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Letters to the Editor

August 8, 2014
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Guardian Angels Dear Editor: On Tuesday, July 29, a group of people came by my home while I was sitting on the front porch and asked if they could help clean up the front of my house, I told them to be my guest. They were from Houston, Texas, Bay Area – First Baptist...

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Police Briefs 08-06-2014

August 8, 2014
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NEW OFFICER GETS ROUGH FIRST DAY New Officer Devon Surian, a Revere resident, was sworn in as a Revere Police Officer on Monday noon with Police Chief Joe Cafarelli and Mayor Dan Rizzo. Also in attendance were his brother, Christian, his parents, Daniel and Janet, his grandmother Rita Klock and his girlfriend Jackelyn Hagarty....

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Golf Tournament to Benefit Retired Racehorses

August 8, 2014
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The noble Thoroughbreds who have raced at Suffolk Downs deserve a second chance for a second career once their racing days are completed. Dedicated to finding them new homes and new opportunities, the horsemen are hosting a golf tournament to benefit the retirement, re-training, and re-homing of these equine athletes. The 6th Annual Charity...

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