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Boncore Wins State Senate Primary

April 14, 2016
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Boncore Wins State Senate Primary

By Cary Shuman Attorney Joseph Boncore won in his hometown of Winthrop by a decisive margin and showed strength across the First Suffolk and Middlesex District on his way to topping the ticket in the Massachusetts State Senate Democratic Primary held Tuesday. Boncore led the field of seven candidates in Winthrop with approximately 2,200...
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Revere Officials Speak Out Against Wheelabrator

April 14, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Monday night in a meeting held by the Saugus Board of Health, State Rep. RoseLee Vincent said that it is time to close the Wheelabrator facility on the Route 107 also known as the Marsh Road. Vincent has filed legislation to stop Wheelabrator Technologies from receiving additional permits from the...
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Middle School Lottery Planned for Thursday

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Revere Schools will conduct a middle school lottery on Thursday, completing the seventh straight year of what has become a necessary evil. “Nobody likes the lottery,” said Supt. Dianne Kelly. “There’s not a parent, School Committee member or teacher that likes the lottery. However, it remains the only way to...
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SOI Submitted for New High School

April 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Revere Public Schools submitted a Statement of Interest (SOI) to the state School Building Authority (MSBA) on Friday, requesting that the City be put into the building pipeline for a new Revere High School. Already, the City Council had approved the move and Mayor Brian Arrigo and his staff have...
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Police Briefs 04-13-2016

April 14, 2016
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Weekly Crime Report House Breaks: (2) Central Avenue; and Oakwood Avenue. Commercial Breaks: (4) Parkway – Extra Space (3); and VFW Parkway – Laundromax. Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (2) Larkin Street and Everett Street (plate). Motor Vehicle Accidents: (27) Brown Circle (5); Copeland Circle; Fenwick/Salem; Stone Street; Hichborn/Lee Burbank; Oakwood Avenue; Walnut Place; Parkway; Beach...
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We are in a Transportation Crisis

April 14, 2016
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Those who grew-up in this area 40 years ago can remember how traffic always had a certain pattern or flow.  Rush-hour always would last about two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening.  Otherwise, one could travel at a reasonable rate of speed during the day. Today, those metrics to measure...
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The Cleanup Is On

April 14, 2016
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Mayor Brian Arrigo’s “Beautify Revere” series is set to begin this Saturday at 10 a.m.  We urge residents and business owners in the Oak Island Park area to attend the event. As always after the winter, our streets and parks need a complete cleaning.  Debris litters many of the street gutters. It seems that...
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Sports 04-13-2016

April 14, 2016
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RhS sports Roundup RHS girls lacrosse team wins two straight The Revere High girls lacrosse team earned a pair of runaway victories this past week, taking the measure of Saugus, 11-1, and Malden, 11-4. In Friday’s triumph over Saugus on the turf at Harry Della Russo Stadium, senior captain Amina Mansouri led the Lady Patriot...
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Obituaries 04-13-2016

April 14, 2016
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James Enos Master Upholsterer; Owner Enos Upholstery Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for James J. Enos who died following a long illness at Boston’s Mass. General Hospital...
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Two-Alarm Fire on Reservoir Avenue

April 7, 2016
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Two-Alarm Fire on Reservoir Avenue

Revere Fire fought off a dangerous two-alarm fire at 33-35 Reservoir Ave. late on Friday afternoon. Deputy Chief Jim Cullen made quick work of the blaze with Everett and Chelsea Fire assisting. The smoky blaze was centered in the second floor apartment, which appeared to be under construction. No one was home at the time...
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Prom Time

April 7, 2016
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Prom Time

RHS Jr. Prom King and Queen- Gerson Garcia and Elizabeth Lake.
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Mayor Gets Council’s Nod for Funding Audit

April 7, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Monday night the city council approved a funding request from the mayor for $72,000 to conduct an audit of the last two years of city finances. But the topic of the evening was whether a private firm should conduct the audit or a state agency. But the approval did not...
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Residents Oppose Building Use for Special Garage

April 7, 2016
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock A Broadway business owner is trying again to get the city to approve one non-conforming use, a commercial garage to another non-confirming use, a special garage, which will include a spray room and residents have made it clear that they don’t want either. Monday night the City Council heard from...
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Seven Candidates Vying for Senate Seat on Tuesday

April 7, 2016
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Revere voters are focusing their political sights on the First Suffolk and Middlesex District State Senate Special Election set for this Tuesday, April 12. Seven Democratic candidates, including two from Revere, former mayor Dan Rizzo and current Councillor-at-Large Steven Maribito, have been campaigning for the seat previously held by Anthony Petruccelli, who stepped down...
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Police Briefs 04-06-2016

April 7, 2016
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Weekly Crime Report House Breaks: (4) Lucia Avenue; Moretti/Oakwood; Garfield Ave.; and Davis Street. Commercial Breaks: (0) Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (5) Bennington Street; *Glendale Street; *Cushman Avenue; Taft Street (plate); and Ward Street. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (36) Copeland Circle (3); Butler Circle; Mahoney Circle; North Shore Road; Beach Street; Squire Road; Beach Street; Cushman...
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Five-Year-Old Muslim Boy’s Story Demonstrates How Children Suffer Due to Islamophobia

April 7, 2016
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By Rachid Moukhabir I would like to share with you the true story of a five-year-old Muslim boy named Mohamed. One day Mohamed came home from school angry, eager to tell his father what happened in class. “My friend John told me that he hates Muslims,” Mohamed said. His father was shocked but initially...
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Letter to the Editor

April 7, 2016
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Supporter of Joe Boncore for State Senate Dear Editor: During my time in the Army, I have had the opportunity to meet some of the greatest men and women I know. When I decide to support a candidate and put my efforts into getting them elected, it’s a must that Veterans are a priority...
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Get Out and Vote

April 7, 2016
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Next Tuesday, seven candidates will be seeking the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat of the First Suffolk and Middlesex District that was held for the last nine years by Anthony Petrucelli of East Boston.  These candidates, including our own former Mayor Dan Rizzo and Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito have been campaigning and meeting the...
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Sports 04-06-2016

April 7, 2016
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RhS sports Roundup Weather permitting,  RHS softball, baseball teams ready for openers Just when we thought that Mother Nature’s mild spring this year was a make-up call for last years’s horrible winter that wiped out most of the first two weeks of the 2015 spring sports season, she tossed a wicked curve ball this...
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Obituaries 04-06-2016

April 7, 2016
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Michael Megna Award winner who fought successfully to overcome cerebral palsy Michael Megna died on Thursday, March 24 at the Cambridge Hospital after a life-long valiant battle with cerebral palsy and all related complications. Born and raised in Boston, Michael’s birth was afflicted with cerebral palsy which he fought fiercely and intently to gain...
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