Fox, no hounding – ZipTrip shines a positive spotlight on the city

September 12, 2009
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Laurie Leone, executive director of the Revere Chamber of Commerce, and Artie Perrin of Kelly’s on the Beach pose for a picture at the ZipTrip Friday morning.

Laurie Leone, executive director of the Revere Chamber of Commerce, and Artie Perrin of Kelly’s on the Beach pose for a picture at the ZipTrip Friday morning.

By Seth Daniel

seth@reverejournal.com

Hundreds of people joined Fox 25’s morning ZipTrip program live on Revere Beach last Friday, giving the city and its beach a very positive plug.

The television set was placed in the pavilion across from Kelly’s well before sunrise last Friday. However, that didn’t deter many from gathering around as the show went live around 6 a.m.

There were numerous highlights, as throughout the morning they spotlighted restaurants such as Kelly’s, Maggio’s, the Bagel Bin and DeMaino’s.

They also made one unique stop to Skin for All Season’s on Revere Street to talk about the history of the city’s 1980s big hair fashion – also known as Revere Hair.

In addition to highlighting the current business, stylists from the shop brought in pictures of themselves from the 1980s with their best “Revere Hair,” and talked about working in the times of big hair.

Additionally, the crew interviewed State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein and hosted the Revere Firefighters Union for a charity donation presentation.

However, the best interview was a Revere Trivia segment with Mickey “Say No to Drugs” Casoli.

Though it was peppered with things about Revere that weren’t too positive, such as the Squire Club and the alleged funeral parlor fistfight between John Correggio and Don Goodwin, Casoli was certainly witty and on his toes.

“What night is amateur night at the Squire Club?” asked the interviewer.

“Every night – What? Are you kidding me?” retorted Casoli to raucous laughter from the crowd.

And then, at the end of the segment, the interviewer concluded by saying, “Well, Mickey, if I’m ever in Revere at a funeral, maybe you and I can get in a fistfight.”

Casoli sat up straight, gave the interviewer his patented stare, and said with all seriousness, “It would be the biggest mistake of your entire life.”

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