Archive for December, 2017

Loss of City Leader Bob Haas Was Top Story of 2017

December 28, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Development projects like the sale of Suffolk Downs, the sandsculpting festivalor the election in November could easily be the top story for Revere residents in 2017.  However, the sudden death of former Mayor and Council President Robert Haas in July, still has many residents reflecting on the void that his...
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Metro Housing Boston Helping Local Families Survive Crisis Without Turning to State Shelters

December 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Metro Housing Boston organization reported this month that their transition assistance program for families in crisis helped 38 families in Revere with a total expenditure of $116,259 locally.   The Rental Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program provides families with a small amount of cash assistance and provides an...
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Police Briefs 12-27-2017

December 28, 2017
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 18 Joao Fernandes, 25, of Roxbury, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Courtney Donahue, 31, of Everett, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting. Fawnsa E. Rosario, 34, of Everett, was arrested on a charge of shoplifting. Donald W. Mogan, 47, of 379 Beach St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and...
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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

December 28, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2018.   The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come.   In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson:     Ring out...
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Sports 12-27-2017

December 28, 2017
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RHS HOCKEY TEAM SPLITS TWO CONTESTS The Revere High hockey team split its two games this past week, defeating Essex Tech, 5-2, but falling to Swampscott, 3-1. The Patriots controlled the match with Swampscott, outshooting the Big Blue 30-11, but were unable to take advantage of their opportunities, save for a goal by junior...
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Obituaries 12-27-2017

December 28, 2017
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Edith ‘Edie’ Mercurio Longtime Revere High and Beachmont School cafeteria department employee Edith “Edie” Mercurio of Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on December 20 at the age of 88. Edie worked many years in the public school cafeteria department at Revere High and Beachmont School. She was the beloved wife of Claude Mercurio;...
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Here Comes Santa Claus

December 22, 2017
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Here Comes Santa Claus

Santa with Tina Vera and Jorginia Larajgiara at the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. 19.
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Last Minute Shopping

December 22, 2017
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Last Minute Shopping

Our favorite feathered-friend on Broadway caused a stir this past week as residents, passersby, and even buses had to maneuver around him as he crosses Broadway. On Tuesday morning, he was spotted doing some last minute holiday shopping.
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Officials,Colleagues, and Family Unveil Robert J Haas Jr.’s Portrait at City Hall

December 22, 2017
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Officials,Colleagues, and Family Unveil Robert J Haas Jr.’s Portrait at City Hall

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Monday night a portrait of the late Councillor and former Mayor Robert J. Haas Jr. was unveiled in the Revere City Hall chambers in front of the councillors,  Haas’ family and various city officials. The city council president and former, four-term mayor passed away unexpectedly on July 2. Ward 3...
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Council says Yes to More Micro-Units:22 Units Approved for Yeamans Street Development

December 22, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The City Council and the Zoning Board of Appeals have given the go ahead for a new development for a 22-micro-unit building at 14 Yeamans St. Last week, the Zoning Board received a letter of support from the city’s Economic Development Department and heard from neighbors in opposition.  The Zoning...
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A Perfect Gift: The Revere Beach Book

December 22, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock There’s a bit of a history buff in all of us, especially when it comes to Revere Beach. No one loved this beach more than Peter McCauley, a columnist for the Revere Journal for years. Recently, the Revere Society for Cultural and Historic Preservation released the second edition of McCauley’s...
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The Economics of College: Students Open Eyes to the Cost of Debt in College Decisions

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There’s a little something that Revere High economics teacher Joe Ciccarello’s students refer to as “Cicc Gold.” Those little nuggets of information are often off the script of the senior economics class’s textbook curriculum, but they have become likely more helpful to the future of Revere students than any of the...
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There’s a Saying for That

December 22, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Anyone driving south on North Shore Road, or anyone stuck in traffic on the same route might be missing a little inspiration that used to be on a sign board in front of an auto shop. For years, Alan “Doc” Kagan got a kick out of sharing quotations that might...
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Sen Elizabeth Warren Urges Congress to Restore Funding to Community Health Centers like EBNHC

December 22, 2017
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By John Lynds In an Op-Ed that appeared in Stat News on Monday, Dec. 18, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren called House Republicans onto the carpet for halting federal funding to the nation’s Community Health Centers, like East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC), while working on cutting taxes for the “wealthy.”   “I love community...
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Plan,Wash Hands, and Stay Healthy for the Holidays

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The holidays present a unique month-long time of the year when people often can find themselves in a much different pattern than during the rest of the year. Such changes can often lead to unhealthy behaviors or illnesses – and triggers for those struggling with overeating disorders or substance use disorders....
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Police Briefs 12-20-2017

December 22, 2017
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ARREST Report MONDAY, DEC. 11 Lorenzo A. Lozada, 58, of Lynn, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor (second offense) and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. He also was cited for the civil motor vehicle infractions of a marked lanes violation, a lights violation, and...
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Enjoy the Holidays — Safely

December 22, 2017
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Christmas this year is part of a three-day weekend, which means that for many of us, we will be indulging in the “Christmas spirt” early and often. By no means do we wish to cast negative thoughts, but we would be remiss if we did not remind all of our readers to enjoy the...
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Enjoy the Holiday Season

December 22, 2017
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This is a wonderful time of the year, to paraphrase the song, with holiday music playing in the malls and on our car radios, resurrecting our earliest childhood memories — even for the younger set — of Christmases-past. We choose just the right tree, decorate it carefully with our family-heirloom ornaments, and when we...
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Sports 12-20-2017

December 22, 2017
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RhS sports Roundup RHS hockey team thumps Everett, 8-0 The Revere High hockey team improved to 2-0-1 on the season with a runaway, 8-0 whitewashing of Everett this past Friday at Cronin Rink. The Patriots led from start to finish, grabbing a 2-0 lead after one period and  5-0 after two frames. Among those...
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Obituaries 12-20-2017

December 22, 2017
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Yolanda ‘Linda’ Belmonte Lifelong Revere resident Yolanda “Linda” Belmonte, a lifelong resident of Revere, passed away at the age of 94 on Dec. 14. She was the beloved daughter of the late Frank Belmonte Sr. and Angelina (DeSisito), cherished sister of Frank Belmonte Jr. of Revere, Evelyn Hearn and her husband, Lee of Springfield,...
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