Top Gaming Commish Steps out after Derby Questions

May 13, 2014
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And then there were four. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission was supposed to be eliminating applicants, not one another. However, in a completely unexpected turn of events, that is exactly what happened as Mass Gaming Commission (MGC) Chair Stephen Crosby recused himself from the entire Greater Boston casino licensing process – that coming after several...

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Neighbors Want to Meet with Developer

May 13, 2014
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Neighbors and city councillors continue to be riled up about the Thayer Avenue project, with most neighbors who are against it saying they are just waiting to see what happens and hoping the developer will meet with them. Neighbors and some city councillors have hotly discussed the possibility of a 40B affordable/subsidized housing project...

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One Step at a Time

May 13, 2014
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The news from the  Massachusetts Gaming Commission’s (MGC) meeting last Thursday about Boston not being considered as a host community for the Revere casino project certainly comes as good news. This ruling just reaffirms what Mayor Dan Rizzo and his team have been saying to the residents of Revere since December when the City...

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Police Briefs 05-14-2014

May 13, 2014
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Monday, May 5 Ronald White, 47, of 2 Ocean Ave., was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery and resisting arrest. Alisha Marchoud, 30, of 1715 North Shore Rd., was arrested on two warrants. Sarah Rabbitt, 30, of Charlestown, was charged with shoplifting.

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Palermo Fires No-hitter; Softball Team Tourney-bound

May 13, 2014
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Revere High pitcher Sabrina Palermo, who two weeks ago set a Revere High single-game strikeout mark by fanning 26 enemy batters in 11 innings, added yet another laurel to her already-illustrious career with a no-hitter against Somerville Friday afternoon on the St. Mary’s Field. Sabrina fanned 16, though she walked five, en route to...

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Obituaries 05-14-2014

May 13, 2014
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Sherry Lynn Segal Of East Boston Sherry Lynn Segal of East Boston died on May 11. She was the loving mother of Ashley Mosely of Saugus; beloved daughter of Maria (Johnson) of Georgia and Phillip and his wife, Laura of Wakefield; dear sister of Melanie. Shayna, Dennis and Andrew and is also survived by...

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Mother’s Day Flower Fundraiser

May 7, 2014
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Mother’s Day Flower Fundraiser

The Revere Japanese Exchange Program will be having a Mother’s Day Flower Fundraiser this Friday 4-8 p.m. and Saturday 9-4 p.m. Flowers will be sold at the Comfort Inn on American Legion Highway. There will also be flowers for sale at St. Mary’s Baseball Parade on Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. This fundraiser is to help close...

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Mayor Dan Rizzo and Police Chief Joe Cafarrelli Endorsed Suffolk County Sheriff

May 7, 2014
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Mayor Dan Rizzo and Police Chief Joe Cafarrelli Endorsed Suffolk County Sheriff

Mayor Dan Rizzo (left) and Police Chief Joe Cafarrelli (right) endorsed Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins last Friday. The announcement took place at the Good Diner on Broadway.

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Showing Support

May 7, 2014
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Showing Support

City Councilor John Powers, Senator Anthony Petruccelli and City Councilor Ira Novoselsky during Anthony Petruccelli’s annual fundraiser at Joe’s American Bar & Grill in Boston last Thursday.

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Opening Arguments: SJC Hears Arguments on Casino Ballot Referendum

May 7, 2014
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The state Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) heard arguments on Monday in Boston’s Adams Courthouse concerning a subplot to the casino licensing process that is becoming ever more important as the days go by – that subplot being whether or not a binding statewide ballot question on casinos can go to voters this November. The...

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Lingering Potholes Pose Problems for Council, City

May 7, 2014
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The Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is a place that typically takes a lot of complaints. So, when the RMV began registering complaints with Mahoney Circle strip mall owner Paul Kneeland about the conditions of the roads leading to the shopping center – Everett Street to be exact – one knew the tables had...

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Harsh Realities Suffolk Says, Despite Landmark Opening Day

May 7, 2014
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Trainer Jay Bernardini got his 2014 season at Suffolk Downs off to a sharp start with three-wins on the nine race card before an enthusiastic crowd of 14,612 on hand to celebrate the Kentucky Derby, but it could be the last time such a crowd descends upon the historic oval for the Derby –...

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$1 Million City Hall Renovation Gets Lukewarm Council Reception

May 7, 2014
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City Councillors gave a lukewarm reception at best to a plan presented by Mayor Dan Rizzo on Monday to renovate City Hall – including building a new Mayor’s Office – to the tune of $1 million. While no one was inherently against the idea of renovating the Hall – though there were some private...

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Wounded Vet Run

May 7, 2014
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Congratulations to State Rep. Carlo Basile, Andrew Biggio and all the Wounded Vet Run organizers for another job well done. As in years past the Wounded Vet Run Sunday, April 27 that brought 3,000 motorcycles through the area to raise money to for Cpl. Andy Kingsley, Cpl. Kevin Dubois and MSGT. Joseph Deslauriers was...

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Police Briefs 05-07-2014

May 7, 2014
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MONDAY, APRIL 28 A 17 year old juvenile was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Daniel Rodriguez, 25, of Malden, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of distributing a Class D controlled narcotic substance and violating the drug-free school zone laws. TUESDAY, APRIL 29 Kelley Joan Willette, 31, of Winthrop, was arrested...

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Softball Team Beats Danvers

May 7, 2014
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It was a memorable week for the Revere High softball team, which earned one of the biggest victories in the program’s recent history with a 3-1 triumph over perennial Northeastern Conference power Danvers last Monday on the local field. “We’ve never beaten Danvers since we’ve been in the Northeastern Conference and almost every one...

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Obituaries 05-07-2014

May 7, 2014
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Catherine Daniels Former Walmart Greeter Catherine M. (Rizzo) Daniels of Taunton, formerly of South Boston, died on May 3. She was 96 years old. Mrs. Daniels, who worked as a greeter at Walmart until age 84, was the devoted mother of Arlene, Richard and his wife, Belinda, Sandra, Joseph and his wife, Nancy; dear...

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Officials Hold Groundbreaking on New Stadium

April 30, 2014
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Officials Hold Groundbreaking on New Stadium

City leaders broke ground on the Harry Della Russo Stadium project on Monday afternoon, proclaiming the long-overdue overhaul as a major contribution to the revitalization of Broadway. “This state-of-the-art Stadium plan is another step forward in our overall plan to revitalize our downtown district,” said Mayor Dan Rizzo. The new Stadium plan will include...

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Fire at Suffolk Downs

April 30, 2014
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Fire at Suffolk Downs

A red-hot, smoky three-alarm fire came in just before Journal deadlines on Tuesday evening. There were no injuries immediately reported by 7 p.m. and the fire had not been moved up to a four-alarm blaze at that time, though there was talk that another alarm might be struck. The smoke blew towards Rt. 1A...

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Riverside Developer Withdraws Project in the Face of Defeat

April 30, 2014
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Many residents of Riverside claimed victory on the much-maligned 42-unit apartment building planned for their neighborhood – at least for now. Project Attorney James Cipoletta surprisingly withdrew the proposal on Monday night before a large crowd of Riverside neighbors – many against the project and some for it. “The developers are going to go...

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A United Front at MGC: Revere and Everett Officials to Appear Together at MGC

April 30, 2014
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A major expanded gaming hearing is set to take place in Boston before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Thursday, May 1, and it will feature an odd semi-alliance between the two warring casino developers, Mohegan Sun in Revere and Wynn in Everett. Often at odds as of late due to the heated competition...

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Thank You

April 30, 2014
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Last Saturday was the type of day that you just wanted to roll over in bed and not be outside. However, the weather did not deter more than 300 Revere residents from taking part in Mayor Dan Rizzo’s Revere Shine. In the rain, these volunteers literally swept the streets and raked the open spaces...

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The New Harry Della Russo Stadium

April 30, 2014
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The groundbreaking on Monday afternoon for the new Harry Della Russo Stadium on Park Avenue is another positive sign that Revere is on the move. The new stadium will compliment the new Hill School but more importantly will be a true community resource for residents of all ages. The plans call for proper locker...

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Police Briefs 04-30-2014

April 30, 2014
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TUESDAY, APRIL 22 Louis M. Guido, 51, of 176 Broadway, was arrested on charges of assault, assault & battery, and assault with intent to intimidate. Anthony D. Pasco, 29, of 22 Thornton St., was arrested on charges of breaking & entering into a building in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, assault...

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