Archive for December, 2013

Nelson Mandela: A Truly Unique and Wonderful Man

December 20, 2013
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The outpouring of world-wide respect for Nelson Mandela, the former leader of South Africa who passed away this week, is unprecedented in the world we live in today. No one reading this editorial can even begin to imagine or comprehend the hardships he encountered during his long life: Here was a man who was...
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Police Briefs 12-18-2013

December 20, 2013
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 Jared Edward Hiltz, 22, of 61 Everard St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. John H. O’Neal, 62, of 25 Whitin Ave.,  was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Steven M. Hescock, 37, of 73 Neponset St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Robert Raymond Dellorfano, 60, of 194 Shirley Ave., was arrested on...
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RHS Hockey Team Opens with 4-0 Victory

December 20, 2013
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The Revere High hockey team opened its season on a winning note with a 4-0 blanking of Salem Saturday evening at Cronin Rink. Marco Mazzarelli earned the honor of lighting the lamp for the first time of the 2013-14 campaign with a goal in the first period, assisted by Steve Noel. Marco also scored...
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Obituaries 12-18-2013

December 20, 2013
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John Kelliher Worked at Donatello’s Restaurant John F. Kelliher of Malden died suddenly on December 11. An employee for more than 20 years at Donatello’s Restaurant, he was the beloved husband of Barbara (Miller) Marciano-Kelliher; devoted father of John F. Jr. of Baton Rouge, LA, Thomas of Watertown, and Stepsons Christopher Marciano of Lynn...
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A Future Santa Claus

December 11, 2013
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A Future Santa Claus

Little Brayden Mom took a cautious approach to Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus at City Hall on Thursday night. Meanwhile, Mayor Dan Rizzo welcomes jolly old St. Nick and Mrs. Claus to Revere at Harry Della Russo Stadium prior to parading up Broadway to City Hall. Both the mayor and Santa flipped the switch...
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Compromise Keeps Casino Proposal at Revere’s Suffolk Downs Site Alive

December 11, 2013
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While many were expecting a finite decision by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Tuesday afternoon considering the Revere-only casino, the Commissioners instead surprised everyone by agreeing to a very detailed compromise that will allow the proposal to go forward with a caveat. The caveat being that Revere must take another vote for the...
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Property Tax Rates Announced

December 11, 2013
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The City has set the property tax rate for this fiscal year, with residential and commercial rates falling one penny and values changing sporadically from neighborhood to neighborhood. City Assessor Andy Iovanna reported on Tuesday that the tax rates had been certified at: •Residential, $15.55 per $1,000 of value •Commercial, $31.55 per $1,000 of...
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Revere Schools Stick to Regs on Head Lice

December 11, 2013
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Head lice has never been an enticing topic within the schools, but more and more parents around the country are growing concerned as new policies recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has spread across the country. In Revere this school year, several parents have had reason to be concerned due to the...
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Trailer Pk. Successfully Rezoned; Makes Way for Potential Hotel

December 11, 2013
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City Councillors voted 10-0 to rezone the Parkway Mobile Home Park on Monday night, taking it from a residential district to a Technology Enterprise District (TED) and clearing the way for a potential 12-story hotel on the site. The park has been the source of controversy for some time, and under the present ownership,...
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On the MGCDecision

December 11, 2013
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The compromise decision by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) to allow the proposal by Mohegan Sun to operate a casino at the site of Suffolk Downs in Revere to go forward certainly comes as  good news to all the thousands of Revere residents that have supported this project. In the next few weeks leading...
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Police Briefs 12-11-2013

December 11, 2013
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 2 No Arrests Reported TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3 Vanessa M. Forte, 27, of Chelsea, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 Scot Komorny, 47, of Medford, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 Christopher S. Boyer Jr., 18, of Charlestown, was...
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WPI’s Hamdan Named Academic All-american: Senior Wide Receiver Sports a 3.78 GPA; Only Second WPI Football Player to Gain All-america Honors

December 11, 2013
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Revere’s Ehab Hamdan has proven two important things in the last four years of his college career: he can ace a test and he can catch a touchdown pass. The Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) student-athlete, who is from Revere, has been selected as a Capital One Division III Football Academic All-American by members of...
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Obituaries 12-11-2013

December 11, 2013
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Joanne McGovern Of Revere Joanne (Lutrek) McGovern of Revere, formerly of California, died on December 7. Born in Buffalo NY, the daughter of the late William and Lucille Lutrek, Mrs. McGovern lived in California before moving to Revere in 1972. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph, the devoted mother of Christine...
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Patriots Win Turkey Day Game 13-6

December 4, 2013
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Patriots Win Turkey Day Game 13-6

RHS team captain Tommy Portrait and Kaleb Silva celebrate the victory over the Vikings on Thanksgiving morning.
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Shop Small Business

December 4, 2013
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Shop Small Business

Revere Chamber President Bob Upton along with State Rep. Kathi Reinstein, Kerri Abrams of Kinship Florist and Mayor Dan Rizzo kick off Small Business Saturday in Revere.
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Coming to Town: Santa Claus Arrives in Revere on Thursday by Helicopter

December 4, 2013
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Santa Claus is coming to town this Thursday, but not by the usual means. Aided by a local tour company, Santa will drop into Harry Dello Russo Stadium on Thursday by helicopter where Mayor Dan Rizzo will warmly greet him. Both will then lead a parade up Broadway to City Hall where there will...
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Car Rental Surcharge Receipts Show Drop

December 4, 2013
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Quarterly payments to the City for the all-important car rental surcharge have sagged tremendously during the first quarter of the fiscal year – leading some to believe that the biggest rental company in the city, Thrifty, is no longer paying into the fund. Questions have circulated endlessly within local government over the last few...
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Snowy Owls at Point of Pines

December 4, 2013
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In late November, snow wouldn’t be out of the question in the Point of Pines, but snowy owls would certainly be a pretty big question mark just about any time of the year. However, that’s just what Eric Harrison found on the Beach Thanksgiving week when he was out photographing ducks and other birds....
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Suffolk Casino Proposal Awaits MGC Decision

December 4, 2013
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Will a casino at Suffolk Downs become a reality?  For the answer, taxpayers and elected officials of Revere will have to wait another week. On Tuesday morning , the five-member Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) delayed a final vote on whether to allow Suffolk Downs as a landlord and Mohegan Sun as the casino license...
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Revere Wins: Council Urged to Vote for Casino

December 4, 2013
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The last week has been truly remarkable as the Revere-only casino proposal gathers momentum. As we have mentioned countless times before, if a Revere-only casino is approved, our city will be changed dramatically. We join with our elected officials and a large majority of residents in believing that the change will be for a...
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