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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New Look for Police Cars

May 31, 2012
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There’s no excitement about seeing the inside of a police car, but there’s certainly been some excitement in the community and in the Revere Police Department for outside of the new-look police vehicles. Trading in the old white and dark blue striped vehicles that bore the City Seal prominently on the door, the RPD...
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Beachmont Home Goes Solar

May 31, 2012
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With frustrating electric bills in hand and the environment on their minds, William and Scott Frye of Beachmont had a bright idea. They decided to go solar. The Beachmont couple is one of the first homeowners in Revere to install photovoltaic solar panels to the roof of their home in order to provide for...
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Smith Should Be Held to a Higher Standard

May 31, 2012
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News reports indicating Everett Representative Stat Smith owns two apartment houses here filled with code violations are, frankly, a disappointment. Voters in this city, and in Everett, we assume, expect their elected public representatives to not only follow the law but to be pristine in their private affairs. Regrettably, this is not the case...
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New Twist in Old Case

May 31, 2012
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A sleeping bag used as evidence in the 1987 murder of an East Boston man found stuffed in the trunk of his car in Revere in that that sleeping bag has turned up again. The sleeping bag went missing until State Police investigators found it misplaced, apparently tucked away in an obscure corner of...
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Happy Birthday, John Gioioso

May 31, 2012
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Revere’s John Gioioso, AKA, Johnny G turned 84 last week. He hasn’t lost a step after all these years and remains the same lively gentleman he has been all his life in this city. From all of us to him – a very happy 84th and good health and everything else in the year...
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Palumbo Passes RHS Puck to Ciccarello

May 31, 2012
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After decades as the Revere High School (RHS) hockey coach, Jim Palumbo is passing the puck to current softball coach Joe Ciccarello. Ciccarello – a former hockey coach at the old Savio Prep School – has been named the new RHS hockey coach starting next year. Athletic Director Shaun Hart told the Journal last...
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Police Briefs 05-30-2012

May 31, 2012
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Monday, May 21  Thai Quoc Le, 30, of Stoughton, was charged with failing to stop for police, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license and speeding. Richard Cecere, 40, of 45 Gore Rd, was charged with being a fugitive from justice and one warrant. Tuesday, May 22 ...
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Obituaries 05-30-2012

May 31, 2012
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James Zorbas Melrose Resident James M. Zorbas of Melrose died on May 27. He was 64 years old. He was the devoted son of the late Arthur C. and Anne M. (Smole) Zorbas; caring brother of John Zorbas and his wife, Janet of Roslindale, Mary Lacourciere and her husband, Paul of Chicago, Rosann Zorbas...
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9th Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival

May 29, 2012
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Who’s Bigger Now?

May 25, 2012
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Who’s Bigger Now?

Revere’s ‘Bear’ an eighteen month old half wolf and half Giant Alaskan Malemute is training his owner, Nico Luisi. (Not the other way around.)
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Appointments Catch Some Off-guard

May 25, 2012
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In a move that came as a double surprise to some at Monday night’s Council meeting, Mayor Dan Rizzo called for the re-appointment of several key department heads – all leftovers from the Ambrosino administration – and the Council quickly approved all of them without comment. Those re-appointed were Department of Public Works (DPW)...
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Brown Not on Board Ethanol Trains Here Recalling War Service

May 25, 2012
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Some 70 years ago in the South Pacific, an enemy sniper spied a group of American soldiers and suddenly opened fire. The sound of the machine gun tore through the silence and Revere’s Albert Pierni hit the dirt. A bullet whizzed just above his head, narrowly missing him, but hitting the man right behind...
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Everett Rep. in Hot Seat over Apts.

May 25, 2012
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An Everett state elected official who is also a Revere absentee landlord is getting some major grief this week after having been discovered to have numerous illegal apartment rife with serious code and safety violations. Revere Fire officials came down hard on Everett State Rep. Steve ‘Stat’ Smith (D-Everett) after discovering 12 illegal apartments...
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