McKinley School Funding Approved: Council Moves McKinley Forward; Hundreds Crowd City Hall in Support

March 13, 2013
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McKinley School Funding Approved: Council Moves McKinley Forward;  Hundreds Crowd City Hall in Support

The final piece in the City’s 14-year-long school revitalization plan got the go-ahead Monday night as City Councillors – many with strong, continuing reservations about financing the project – voted in record time to affirm the bond authorization package and allow the McKinley School (now the Hill School) to move forward. The McKinley School...
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Market Basket Will Open This Year

March 13, 2013
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The DeMoulas Market Basket store – largely seen as a transformative development at the Northgate Mall – is moving rapidly and company representatives said they should be open for business in 2013. The construction project has been moving at a brisk pace, with the structure now fully in place and brick masons beginning their...
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Winthrop Ave. Bridge Project Starts in May

March 13, 2013
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State highway officials have given the go-ahead to proceed on the State Road/Winthrop Avenue bridge replacement project – a $5.27 million project that will go at breakneck speed all summer long. State Department of Transportation spokesman Michael Verseckes told the Journal that SPS New England has won the contract and will use accelerated construction...
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Dakin Sees Less Help from RTA

March 13, 2013
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The school administration and the Revere Teacher’s Association (RTA) have had an unprecedented run of peace recently, but Superintendent Paul Dakin said this week that he is seeing less cooperation this year. Most of that is due to a change in leadership, with longtime RTA president Susan Lanza moving on. The new president now...
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Congratulations Superintendent Dakin

March 13, 2013
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For those of us who know Paul Dakin,  the fact that he won the Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year Award was not surprising.  From the time that he assumed the reins of the Revere school system a decade ago from Carol Tye, the professionalism that Tye made her hallmark and that he witnessed as...
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The McKinley School

March 13, 2013
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Maybe this it’s the part of getting old;  looking back and recalling when gas was less than a buck a gallon and a home or a new car were affordable for a middle class family, and then looking at the price of everything today and wondering whether the world has gone crazy. Well, the...
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A Greener Casino

March 13, 2013
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One only has to walk down the Las Vegas Boulevard in Nevada to experience the asphalt and concrete jungle. The small outdoor oases in these mega-casinos/hotels can make one long for larger and greener areas.  However, the only open and green space one sees from a Las Vegas hotel room is the mountains in...
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Thank You, Treasurer Grossman

March 13, 2013
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When he was running for State Treasurer, Steve Grossman came up with an idea to deposit state funds into local community banks that would in turn loan this money to local businesses. Well, it was a simple idea, but it has worked well. Treasurer Grossman was in East Boston on Monday afternoon at the...
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Police Briefs 03-13-2013

March 13, 2013
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MONDAY, MARCH 4 John G. Robichaud Jr., 25, of 255 Grover St., was arrested on a charge of assault by means of a dangerous weapon. Robert Passariello, 25, of Boston, was arrested on a charge of breaking & entering into a building in the daytime with intent to commit a felony. Shawna Lynne Marshall,...
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Second Annual Revere Citywide Fitness Challenge Set for Late April

March 13, 2013
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Revere on the Move and Millions of Muscles Fitness are partnering once again with fitness organizations across Revere to organize the 2nd Annual City of Revere Fitness Challenge. Last year the challenge had more than 300 participants and the organizing team is hoping to match and/or exceed that number this year. The Fitness Challenge...
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Obituaries 03-13-2013

March 13, 2013
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Kinton Talbott US Postal Service Employee Kinton L. Talbott of Revere died unexpectedly on March 8. He was 55 years old. A US Postal Service employee, he was the beloved husband of  Joyce (Wilson) Talbott; loving son of the late Jean P. Talbott and Margot (Cote) Riley; cherished brother of Roger Talbott  and his...
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Never Having Lost the Art of Knitting

March 6, 2013
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Never Having Lost the Art of Knitting

Knitting was once a lost art, but has recently gathered increased popularity, and the Revere Senior Center’s knitting group is full on into the activity – donating some 75 hand-knit blankets to charity this past week. “This is such a wonderful and heartfelt gift and something made with your own hands,” said Alycia Dell’Orfano...
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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

March 6, 2013
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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Twins Sofie and Seth Wyzanski looked every bit the part for Dr. Seuss’s birthday.
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Waiting on Menino: Suffolk Downs Casino Mitigation Negotiations for Revere Ended; Boston Still Negotiating

March 6, 2013
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Mayor Dan Rizzo announced this week that the City’s mitigation package negotiations with Suffolk Downs have been largely completed, but the agreement will not be revealed until Boston has finished its process. For many City Councillors, that has become a frustration point, and has led to some postulating that both Revere and Boston are...
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Councillors Upset over McKinley Financing Deal

March 6, 2013
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Several City Councillors are taking a strong stand in opposition to the new McKinley School’s total financial package that Mayor Dan Rizzo presented to them last month, and which will be the subject of a major public hearing on Monday, March 11th. At this past Monday’s City Council meeting, numerous councillors were skeptical of...
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Dakin Takes Top Honor for State

March 6, 2013
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School Superintendent Paul Dakin doesn’t mind being out in front of a crowd, just as long as he’s not holding an award and wearing a medal. So it was that the City’s ever-popular superintendent quietly won the Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year Award in Los Angeles last week and told nary a soul about...
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Federal Sequester

March 6, 2013
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The deadline passed last Friday when mandated cuts to the federal programs started to take place. While many entitlements that are the budget busters were spared, the across the board budget cuts hit programs in public schools, transportation, the military and Head Start.  Mayor Dan Rizzo is assessing the impact of the cuts to...
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Police Briefs 03-06-2013

March 6, 2013
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Monday, Feb. 25 Scott Mehlinger, 25, of 193 Rice Ave, was arrested on one warrant. Tuesday, Feb. 26 Gaetano Cavallaro, 52, of Malden, was charged with shoplifting over $100, assault and battery, and two warrants. Wednesday, Feb. 27 Michael Hurst, 26, of Wilmington, was charged with possession of a Class A drug and possession...
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Rose Continues to Bloom: Revere High School Senior Named Conference MVP

March 6, 2013
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Bobby Rose was not in a good place early in his career at Revere High School. His grades weren’t up to par and his participation in sports was in jeopardy. But Rose, helped by the support of RHS administrators, teachers, coaches, and family, was able to turn his situation in to a positive one...
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Obituaries 03-06-2013

March 6, 2013
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Henry “Hank” Kupczewski Professional Window Cleaner, 50-Year Chelsea Yacht Member and Compassionate Man Henry “Hank” Kupczewski passed away after a short illness on March 1 at Golden Living Center Elmhurst in Melrose where he had been receiving palliative care. Born and raised in Chelsea, the beloved son of the late Anthony and Agnes (Konopka)...
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The Sport of Kings

March 1, 2013
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The Sport of Kings

Festa Road resident Louis Rizzo came bearing gifts – in this case a wonderful watercolor painting of a horserace – during the recent Suffolk Downs Senior Valentines Luncheon. Rizzo and his wife, Marjorie, are both signature members of the prestigious New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) and have been included in several of their shows....
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Adele Toro Was the Kind of Advocate That’s Missing from Today’s Discussions

March 1, 2013
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Adele Toro Was the Kind of Advocate  That’s Missing from Today’s Discussions

There are not too many advocates left in the City who are unpaid and willing to fearlessly stick out their own necks for what they believe is the good of their neighborhood or their city. This month, there is one fewer, as long-time North Revere resident Adele Toro passed away on Feb. 12th at...
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The Top 100: Highest Salary in Revere Last Year Was $316,958.

March 1, 2013
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Also see – Revere Payroll 2012 More than 100 city employees exceeded the $100,000 per year salary, while the City also saw its first $300,000 per year earner – just one year after it saw its first $200,000 per year earner. The total payroll for 2012 equaled $80.667 million. The situation with the City’s first...
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After School Program Gets Initial Okay

March 1, 2013
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There was absolute unanimous, though still preliminary, approval on Monday for a new After-School Program building to be sited at 85 Broadway by For Kids Only (FKO). Dozens of parents, employees and supporters of FKO joined every Revere City Councillor on Monday in lending support to the project during a public hearing. “The signs...
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