Blog Archives

Clammers Heartened by Lawsuit Against Massport

August 15, 2012
By

A lawsuit by 19 local clammers against Massport and a jet fuel delivery company Swissport/BOS is now making its way through the court system and giving rise to the belief that justice might be done for the clammers, who lost the Wood Island clamming flats to an alleged jet fuel spill that occurred at...

Read more »

Ethanol Trains Stopped by Petruccelli, Governor

August 15, 2012
By

Governor Deval Patrick signed a transportation bill last week that gave approval to an amendment offered by Senator Anthony Petruccelli that stops train delivery of ethanol through a number of cities and towns, which includes Revere. The bill orders that further studies be made of the efficacy of transporting 1.7 million gallons of ethanol...

Read more »

Ante Up: Suffolk Downs Puts Up $400k for Casino Application Process

August 15, 2012
By

The owners of Suffolk Downs ponied up $400,000 Friday and marched the check over to the offices of the Gaming Commission where it was left with officials there. Thus began the real opening salient in what is expected to be a long and sophisticated application process that will end sometime next year. The $400,000,...

Read more »

Fire Alarm Empties Showcase Cinema Monday Night Showing

July 26, 2012
By

Hundreds of movie goers were made to vacate the Revere Showcase Cinema complex Monday night when a fire alarm went off inside the theater. The exit from the various theaters was orderly, according to those who were there. And there was security and police present, they said. On first hearing the alarm as they...

Read more »

New Wonderland Transit Center Opens to Fanfare, Ribbon Cutting

July 4, 2012
By
New Wonderland Transit Center Opens to Fanfare, Ribbon Cutting

The new Wonderland Intermodal Transit Center was officially opened with a traditional ribbon cutting at the location Saturday morning. The $53.5 million dollar parking garage and walkway to the beach is a spectacular new architectural addition to the local landscape and is part of a much grander development project intended to change Ocean Street...

Read more »

House in Disorder: City Officials Fed Up with Smith’s Antics

June 21, 2012
By

Revere’s highest officials are irate at Everett State Rep. Steve ‘Stat’ Smith (D-Everett) for dragging his feet in fixing code violations and fire safety violations uncovered last month at a Yeamans Street property that contained some 12 illegal apartments. Mayor Dan Rizzo said this week Smith has not even come close to satisfying city...

Read more »

Foxboro Casino Project Withdrawn

May 10, 2012
By

In a stunning development, Robert Kraft and Steve Wynn, vying with Suffolk Downs for a casino license, have pulled out of the competition following the town wide vote taken in Foxboro Monday. In Monday’s election,  Foxboro, voters elected two candidates to the town’s Board of Selectmen who did not favor considering casino development, bringing...

Read more »

Captains Expected to Ask for Autos Return

March 8, 2012
By

Not a week has passed since Revere Police Chief Joe Cafarelli ordered his captains to return their city owned automobiles and the captains have apparently filed a grievance with the city requesting them back. “The grievance has been put in,” said a police department officer who wished to remain unnamed. Chief Joseph Cafarelli said...

Read more »

Police Captains Give Up Vehicles

February 29, 2012
By

Revere’s police captains returned their city owned vehicles Monday, ushering in a new era of fiscal belt tightening and fiscal conservatism that is expected to be a citywide experience, according to Mayor Dan Rizzo. The return was orderly, except for one instance of a police captain parking his car in front of the headquarters...

Read more »

Police Captains and City Owned Cars Don’t Mix: Chief Cafarelli Preparing Order to Return City Owned Vehicles

February 22, 2012
By

Acting Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli will be ordering Revere’s police captains, among the most highly paid municipal employees on the city payroll, to return their city-owned vehicles and to begin using their own transport from their homes to the station. The chief’s order is imminent. “It is time to change the way the department...

Read more »

Police Chief Situation Subject for Discussion

February 2, 2012
By

Mayor Dan Rizzo and Police Chief Terence Reardon have apparently met to discuss his future plans and for the mayor to make his wishes known during a meeting held between the two last week, according to sources, all of whom wished to remain unnamed. The mayor and the chief had a frank and open...

Read more »

Rizzo Assumes Leadership of Revere: Before Standing Room Crowd Says “Finest Days Are Yet to Come”

January 4, 2012
By
Rizzo Assumes Leadership of Revere: Before Standing Room Crowd Says “Finest Days Are Yet to Come”

Dan Rizzo’s inaugural Monday night inside the Revere High School auditorium was an extraordinary affair by every standard of measure. A festive, well-dressed throng packed the huge auditorium, which is an accomplishment by itself. It is very likely close to 1,000 people attended the event, which was broadcast live on Revere TV. Rizzo’s inaugural...

Read more »

Rizzo Bests Rotondo by a Wide Margin

November 9, 2011
By
Rizzo Bests Rotondo by a Wide Margin

Dan Rizzo is Revere’s mayor-elect following a strong effort throughout the city which left his challenger George Rotondo 1500 votes behind. The final vote was Rizzo 5429 to Rotondo 3938. Rizzo scored 57% of the vote. Rotondo scored 41%. The outcome didn’t surprise Rizzo supporters and organizers who outnumbered Rotondo’s by a wide margin....

Read more »

Expanded Gambling Bill Advances; Senate Follows House with Study

September 21, 2011
By

The expanded gaming bill that might have the end result of a casino opening at Suffolk Downs was passed by the House last week and is now in the Senate where its particulars are being examined before an expected vote at the end of the month. The Senate is believed ready to pass the...

Read more »

Rep. Reinstein Endorses Rizzo

September 21, 2011
By

Representative Kathi Anne Reinstein has endorsed candidate for mayor Dan Rizzo. Reinstein’s endorsement came during Rizzo’s annual Luau affair held at Casa Lucia before a large crowd two weeks ago. “I am proud and I am pleased to endorse Dan Rizzo to be the next mayor of Revere,” she said to the throng, estimated...

Read more »

Rizzo and Rotondo Agree to Debate on October 18

September 21, 2011
By

A debate will be held at the Whelan School Auditorium between mayoral candidates Dan Rizzo and George Rotondo, according to statements issued last week from officials for both their campaigns. The Revere Journal sponsored debate will take place on the evening of October 18 inside the auditorium of the Whelan School. This agreement to...

Read more »

Setting the Stage for a New Broadway

June 29, 2011
By
Setting the Stage for a New Broadway

editor@reverejournal.com Twenty-five businesspeople and a sprinkling of politicians joined mayoral candidate Dan Rizzo at a noontime lunch Tuesday afternoon for a discussion about the future development of Broadway. During brief remarks before introducing Rizzo to the business group, local developer John Festa said that the meeting was all about moving forward the discussion about...

Read more »

Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

June 20, 2011
By
Graphic Boomer Tell All Memoir – The Evening News with Walter Cronkite

The Evening News with Walter Cronkite evokes a time, the years 1967-1971, and the shift in ideals and experience through the closely observed eyes of Jack Krivitsky. He goes off to college in 1967 straddling two worlds: the upper middle class Jewish world where he’s grown up privileged on Boston’s North Shore, and is...

Read more »

George V. Colella – A fighter to the end

November 10, 2010
By
George V. Colella – A fighter to the end

Last year, following a council meeting in January, Councilor George Colella took a fall on an icy sidewalk after joining colleagues for a bit of Chinese food on Broadway. The fall came in his 82nd year. It would have been a final act for a person of a lesser constitution but not for George....

Read more »

Patrick campaigns on Shirley Avenue

October 14, 2010
By
Patrick campaigns on Shirley Avenue

Governor Deval Patrick brought his gubernatorial campaign to Shirley Avenue Saturday afternoon under brilliant sunshine on a gorgeous fall day. About 100 residents flocked around the governor, exchanging conversations with him and wishing him well across the street from the Bagel Bin following a sign holding visibility on Broadway earlier in the morning. The...

Read more »

Search the Journal

Recent Activity

Full Print Edition

Get Adobe Flash player