The City Budget

June 21, 2012
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The city is once again dealing with limited funds to meet its obligations for the coming year. In other words, even after carefully watching all spending and making cuts here and there, the city needs new revenue streams or added revenue streams to make up the structural deficit that occurs from year to year...
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Ciccarello Leads RHS Softball to New Heights

June 21, 2012
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Joe Ciccarello was asked what the signature victory was for his rapidly rising Revere High softball program this season. The answer: an upset of perennial Middlesex League powerhouse and recent two-time Division 1 state champion Lexington in the first round of the State Tournament – on the Minutemen’s home field, no less. “That was...
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Police Briefs 06-20-2012

June 21, 2012
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‘HITMAN’ TAKES A HIT A police task force watched the parking lot of Target last Wednesday afternoon, operating on a tip that a man known only as ‘Hitman’ planned to sell an illegal firearm to another individual around 4:30 p.m. Around that time, officers watched ‘Hitman’ pull into the parking lot and the buyer...
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Obituaries 06-20-2012

June 21, 2012
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Marjorie Snow Of Florida, formerly of Revere Marjorie A. (Sullivan) Snow of St. Petersburg, Florida, formerly of Revere, died peacefully on June 8. She was 83 years old. Born in Medford on September 15, 1928, she lived in Massachusetts most of her life before moving to Florida in 1980. She was preceded in death...
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RHS Graduation Day 2012

June 13, 2012
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RHS Graduation Day 2012

The Revere High School Class of 2012 is shown above tossing their caps into the air in the traditional manner following graduation over the weekend.
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From RHS to Harvard: Ferrante Becomes Second in Family to Attend Storied University

June 13, 2012
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From RHS to Harvard: Ferrante Becomes Second in Family to Attend Storied University

When Revere High School (RHS) 2012 Valedictorian Michael Ferrante was in second grade, he helped pack up his brother’s belongings and drive them over to Cambridge. He carried boxes and computers across Harvard Yard and took in everything in the old buildings as his brother, Frank T. Ferrante, nervously acclimated himself to the campus...
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Preliminary City Budget Taking Shape for Review

June 13, 2012
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Mayor Dan Rizzo said this week that his first stab at setting a City Budget proposal was a rather tough one, given the limited funds coming into the City, but said he got through it without any layoffs or catastrophic actions. “We aren’t going to have any layoffs, that’s for certain,” Rizzo said of...
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Commission Reaffirms Host Status: Revere Officials Question Casino Host Status After Erroneous Email

June 13, 2012
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Something that has never before been questioned is whether or not Revere is absolutely a host city if a casino is built at Suffolk Downs. After much discussion, that foundational question and resulting local controversy seems to have settled. Revere is a host city. But in the last 24 hours, that designation appeared to...
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Police Briefs 06-13-2012

June 13, 2012
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PHYSICIAN FINED BY AG A Revere physician who improperly charged a $185 administrative fee in addition to MassHealth reimbursements for opioid addiction treatment (Suboxone) will pay more than $53,000 in restitution, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. “Our office will make sure that access to addiction treatment is not restricted by providers requiring...
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Revere a Host City

June 13, 2012
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Revere is a host city if and when a casino comes to Suffolk Downs. The casino legislation provides for this designation for Revere exactly and specifically. “A Host community is a municipality in which a gaming establishment is located or in which an applicant has proposed locating a gaming establishment,” reads the state law...
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A Day at the Races: Trainer Bernardini, Jockey Davis Each Record Three Win at Suffolk

June 13, 2012
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Trainer Jay Bernardini and jockey Jacqueline Davis each enjoyed three-win days before an enthusiastic Belmont Stakes Day crowd of 8,333 at Suffolk Downs on Saturday, June 9. Bernardini broke the ice for his first win of the season in the fifth race with Gesu ($10.20), ridden to victory by David Amiss. He and Amiss...
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Obituaries 06-13-2012

June 13, 2012
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Judith Bostrom Retired Employee of Bianco Inc. of Revere Judith A. (Collins) Bostrom of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on June 8 at the Leonard Florence Center of Chelsea following a long and arduous struggle with cancer. She was 68 years old. Born in Boston and raised and educated in East Boston, she...
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Coming Together for Carolina

June 6, 2012
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Coming Together for Carolina

Over 150 staff, students, parents and community members – including School Committeewoman Stacey Rizzo – came together on Saturday morning to attend a fund-raising walk for Susan B. Anthony (SBA) 7th grader Carolina Martinez. Martinez was born healthy, but at age 2 was diag­nosed with a severe form of Muscular Dystrophy. She has been...
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Casino Plan Unveiled

June 6, 2012
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Casino Plan Unveiled

The casino plan that Revere residents will soon have the opportunity to vote for or against was unveiled Tuesday by owners of Suffolk Downs. While dramatically different from plans touted back in 2010, the proposal by Suffolk Downs’ principal owners and Caesar’s Entertainment includes a $1 billion investment to build a 300 room hotel,...
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Saugus Man Sues

June 6, 2012
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A Revere Police officer has been hit with a federal civil rights lawsuit this week from a Saugus man who was arrested at the 2007 Columbus Day Parade in the wake of the Officer Dan Talbot murder. Pat Starkey, 37, has filed suit with Attorney Myong Joun of Arlington in Boston Federal Court against...
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Graduation Moved Inside

June 6, 2012
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The Revere High School (RHS) Class of 2012 Graduation ceremony has already experienced a change of venue, with the ceremony being moved from the Della Russo Stadium to the RHS Field House. Graduation will begin at the Field House at 6 p.m. today, June 6th, and student tickets will still be honored. Because the...
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The Plan is Put Forward

June 6, 2012
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At a media event Tuesday morning, Suffolk Downs officials laid out their plans to the public about what exactly they are proposing to build at the race track should they be granted a casino license. The renderings showed a spectacular modern building both indoor and outdoor. What they revealed as well, is that the...
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A Pier for Revere Beach?

June 6, 2012
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Talks are apparently underway at the highest levels, and are being led by Mayor Dan Rizzo and his development chief John Festa, to put in motion the possible construction of a major pier and dockage along an undisclosed location on Revere Beach. The effort would include not just a pier but meaningful development around...
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Police Briefs 06-06-2012

June 6, 2012
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DOGGONE IT! A Bennington Street man is facing serious charges this week after allegedly punching his neighbor with a key due to the fact that a dog was apparently barking too loudly. Officers responded to 145 Bennington St. around 11:15 p.m. on Saturday for what was reported as a domestic situation. It turned out...
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Boys Track Team: Claims NEC South Title

June 6, 2012
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They say that patience is a virtue. For the Revere High boys track & field team, the two weeks’ worth of delays while awaiting Mother Nature to give her okay for their penultimate meet of the season against Gloucester proved the truth of that axiom, with an outcome that was well worth the wait....
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Obituaries 06-06-2012

June 6, 2012
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Raymond Smith Maine Resident Raymond B. Smith of Bauneg Beg Lake, Maine died unexpectedly on May 26 at his residence. He was born September 5, 1953 in Revere, one of three sons born to Henry N. and Norma L. (Bird) Smith. He graduated from Everett High School with the class of 1971. Shortly thereafter,...
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For Reggie’s Sixth Birthday

May 31, 2012
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For Reggie’s Sixth Birthday

He Deveau Family along with many friends released 300 balloons in honor of Lil Reggie’s 6th Birthday. Reggie Green, known as their “superman,” passed away from Neuroblastoma cancer at age 5 this past September.
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Remembering Veterans: Memorial Day Exercises Draw Largest Crowd in Many Years

May 31, 2012
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Remembering Veterans: Memorial Day Exercises Draw Largest Crowd in Many Years

One of the largest crowds in years turned out on Monday for the Memorial Day exercises on the American Legion Lawn as sunny skies overhead helped set the tone for a solemn remembrance. While attendance to the exercises was down for many decades, it has steadily grown over the last three years. However, this...
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Student Ideas Will Be Part of Shirley Ave. Gateway Project

May 31, 2012
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Student Ideas Will Be Part of Shirley Ave. Gateway Project

A re-design of the Shirley Avenue gateway at the Revere Beach Train Station has featured the unique convergence of professionals and students – and the combination is producing some interesting results. The Neighborhood Developers (TND) has recently initiated an effort to redesign the gateway to Shirley Avenue at the Station, and they have scheduled...
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