Monthly Archives: March 2012

RHS Students Promote Healthy Living in Younger Students

March 29, 2012
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RHS Students Promote Healthy Living in Younger Students

Revere High School (RHS) students distributed more than 3,500 coloring books to elementary school students all over the city earlier this month, and it certainly brought smiles to the faces of the younger students. Some 22 interns in the Health and Fitness internship at RHS – which is funded by a grant from Mass...

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Columbus Day Parade Coming Back to Life Here

March 29, 2012
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The Revere Chamber of Commerce is looking to bring back a storied tradition to Broadway and to strengthen the city’s ties to its neighbor, East Boston, in one fell swoop. Chamber member Bob Upton told the Journal this week that they are in the midst of planning to bring back the Columbus Day Parade...

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The Bus to Conn. No More if Casino Comes to Suffolk

March 29, 2012
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As the cold wind whipped across the Northgate parking lot Tuesday morning, several senior citizens waited anxiously for a charter bus to arrive, the same storied bus that takes them to Connecticut where they spend a good amount of money on casino gaming every year. Bus trips have been a continuous talking point for...

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The First One Hundreds Days

March 29, 2012
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Ever since the day President Franklin Roosevelt came to power, the measure of success for a political administration has always been assessed at the 100-day milestone. Roosevelt, of course, took over the presidency at a black time in our national history. The stock market crash of 1929 had led to a near collapse of...

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RHS Spring Sports Set to Swing into Gear

March 29, 2012
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The Revere High spring sports season is set to swing into motion this coming week. The RHS boys and girls track teams are scheduled to kick off the 2012 campaign Monday at Peabody and the Lady Patriots softball team follows suit Tuesday, hosting Westford Academy. “We have a young team, but we’re working hard...

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Police Briefs 03-28-2012

March 29, 2012
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MONDAY, MARCH 19  Karen G. Mueller, 49, of Lynn, was arrested on charges of assault & battery and assault & battery by means of a dangerous weapon. Ricardo Rocha, 21, of 17 Belle Isle Ave., was arrested on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Nicholas G. Turco, 17, of 30 North...

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Obituaries 03-28-2012

March 29, 2012
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John Amato Everett Resident John A. Amato of Everett died on March 26. He was the beloved husband of the late Bessie M. (Fasciano); loving father of Jon D. Amato of Florida and Sharon A. Amato of Everett; dear friend of Paule Lambert; brother of the late Joe, Tino, Tony, Harry, Vincent, Rose and...

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Cyber Café Raided by State Police

March 21, 2012
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Cyber Café Raided by State Police

Hordes of State Police investigators conducted a sudden raid on the B&B Cyber Café – otherwise known as a loophole casino – Tuesday afternoon in what became a startling scene within the Mahoney Circle strip mall. Just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, State Police and investigators stormed into the establishment and demanded everyone stop...

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Billboard Study Adding Fuel to Billboard Fire in Revere

March 21, 2012
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Those living next to billboards have never liked being under their shadow, but until now, no one has ever been able to put a figure on just what that shadow costs a homeowner. A study of the impacts of billboards on property values – released this past December by a Philadelphia researcher – is...

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RHS Embarks on Accreditation Process This Weekend

March 21, 2012
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On Sunday afternoon, Revere High School (RHS) will officially come under the microscope. After about 18 months of preparations and written evaluations from every corner of every academic department in RHS, a team of outside evaluators from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) will arrive to see just how well the...

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When the People Rise Up and Are Heard Government Responds

March 21, 2012
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It is very likely that Revere is now experiencing the beginning of an era that will be entirely absent of new billboards, anywhere in this city. The effort recently by a local businessman to erect a major billboard sign at the Four Points Sheraton end of Squire Road brought out a huge crowd of...

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The Weather

March 21, 2012
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We are a major league beach city and as such, there is special amazement at spring/summer like weather being experienced for days at a time in mid-march. This year’s stretch of warmth is lulling us into a sense of unreality as though the cold weather and possibility of snow is at an end –...

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At the Top of Her Game: Former Revere High Basketball Star Kim Penney Leads Reading to State Title

March 21, 2012
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Revere High sports fans will remember her well as Kim Kelley, the dynamic point guard who led a city to basketball heights it hadn’t seen before. The 5-foot-4-inch three-sport athlete could shoot, dribble, and defend with the best of them, but what she was most recognized for was her ability to distribute the basketball...

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Police Briefs 03-21-2012

March 21, 2012
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TUESDAY, MARCH 13 John Hanson, 20, of 145 Derby Rd., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Deborah J. Stanton, 58, of 73 Campbell Ave., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 Jeffrey Mederios Jr., 17, of 39 Bennington St., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery. Jordan James Perez, 17, of...

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Obituaries 03-21-2012

March 21, 2012
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Thomas Amos Retired State HVAC Technician and Dedicated Coach Thomas W. Amos of Revere died March 16 with his loved ones by his side after a long illness.  He was 62 years old. Born on September 11, 1949 in East Boston to the late Warren and Eleanor (Calvano) Amos, he was a  graduate of...

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‘Ethanol Wrong’ Residents Shout at Public Hearing

March 16, 2012
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‘Ethanol Wrong’ Residents Shout at Public Hearing

Activists from Revere, East Boston and Chelsea were out in full force at a hearing last Thursday to protest Global Oil’s plan to bring large quantities of the hazardous material Ethanol to its fuel terminal on the East Boston/Revere line. At the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hearing at Revere City Hall, concerned...

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See You Later Winter: We Hardly Knew Ya’

March 16, 2012
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See You Later Winter: We Hardly Knew Ya’

Hill Park was full of activity on Monday afternoon. Here, Revere High tennis team members Duong Nguyen (foreground) attacks the ball with a wicked backhand while teammate Sela Leng watches. Though the season doesn’t begin until later this week, members of the team were happy to get some early action outside on Monday. Temperatures...

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Larger Enrollment at McKinley Means a New Site for School

March 16, 2012
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Larger Enrollment at McKinley Means a New Site for School

Enrollment requirements for the new McKinley School will almost certainly force the school community to at least consider looking elsewhere to build its new building. State review teams from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (SBA) have set an enrollment figure for the new McKinley School, and it’s much larger than many expected. In a...

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Haas Seeks Billboard Moratorium

March 16, 2012
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City Councillor Bob Haas jumped to the front of the overall billboard issue, and did so by taking a page from the playbook of former Councillor George V. Colella – a staunch opponent of billboards during his tenure. Haas led off his charge with the raw numbers (something Colella used to frequently revert to)...

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Beautification Should Be a Team Sport in Revere

March 16, 2012
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The recent appearance all over the city of open triple barrel set-ups on sidewalks with an advertising component is well intentioned but in the end, it is not right for the city. At a time when Mayor Dan Rizzo is seeking to change the image of the city, these new trash barrel set-ups, painted...

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