News

Annual Santa Walk Held

December 10, 2015
By
Annual Santa Walk Held

El Baker with her children, Myles and Victoria, were dressed for the season in their holiday outfits on Sunday during the annual Santa Walk. It was a beautiful, unseasonably warm, December day that saw walkers head from the Whelan School to City Hall dressed in their best Christmas outfits.
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Council Grants Special Permit for ‘Pot’ Shop

December 10, 2015
By

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Despite impassioned pleas from residents of all ages and backgrounds not to bring medical marijuana to Revere, the majority of the Revere City Council granted a special permit to the Wellness Connection of Massachusetts (WCM) to operate a facility on Railroad Street. As pointed out by Zoning Subcommittee chair Stephen...
Read more »

Posted in News | 3 Comments »

Petruccelli Leaving Senate in January

December 10, 2015
By

The departure of longtime State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli will spark a special election for his seat sometime this spring, and already, people have emerged expressing interest in Petruccelli’s seat since he announced last Thursday he would resign in January. Three candidates in Revere have emerged as interested in the seat, and local elected officials...
Read more »

Posted in News | 1 Comment »

Arrigo Starting Transition Process

December 10, 2015
By

By Sue Ellen Woodcock There are no signs that Mayor Dan Rizzo will be filing a suit in Suffolk Superior Court regarding the recount of the Nov. 3 election, where councillor Brian Arrigo topped the race with 5,209 votes over Rizzo’s 5,091, a difference of 118 votes. Several attempts to reach Rizzo were unsuccessful...
Read more »

Posted in News | 1 Comment »

Oak Island’s Hudson Family Continues Christmas Lights Tradition

December 10, 2015
By
Oak Island’s Hudson Family Continues Christmas Lights Tradition

Crossing the railroad tracks in Oak Island, one journeys up a few streets, makes a few tight turns and then – in all its glory – is a striking display of Christmas lights that is the pride of the Hudson family and the Oak Island neighborhood. “He has been doing this for years and...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Senator Petruccelli to resign in January

December 4, 2015
By

Senator Anthony Petruccelli, who served first in the Massachusetts House and later the Senate, announced he will resign from his Senate seat effective sometime in January to take a job in the private sector.  Petruccelli, who is currently the Senate’s Majority Whip, will go to work for Kearney, Donovan and McGee as a new...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Final Game as RHS Patriot

December 3, 2015
By
Final Game as RHS Patriot

Revere High football Capt. Dan Murphy with mom, Joanne, during Senior Day celebrations just prior to the Revere-Winthrop Thanksgiving Rivalry game on Nov. 26. The Patriots fought it out with their archrival, but came up short, losing 15-12.
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

All I Want For Christmas is ….

December 3, 2015
By
All I Want For Christmas is ….

Zoe Deavilla tells Santa what she would like for Christmas during Saturday’s (Nov. 28) City Tree Lighting celebration at City Hall. Scores of people turned out for pony rides, cookie decorating, pony rides and the official lighting up of City Hall by Mayor Dan Rizzo and Santa Claus.
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Cheerleader Brohaha Attracts National Focus, First Amendment Issues

December 3, 2015
By

It was only 14 words that Revere High School (RHS) senior Caley Godino Tweeted out a month ago, but that little sentence unleashed a cavalcade of words, diatribes, threats, demands, frustrations and racial slurs from a nationwide audience that has focused in on the Revere incident and spread its details to the far ends...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Kelly Will Not Go to Council Unless Ordered by School Bd.

December 3, 2015
By

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Councillor Anthony Zambuto filed a motion with the City Council for the superintendent of schools and the high school principal to appear before the council and explain what has been going on with a student caught up in a social media response. “This has gotten a lot more publicity than...
Read more »

Posted in News | 3 Comments »

Arrigo Seeks Dialogue with Wynn

December 3, 2015
By

The ice seems to slowly thawing between the City of Revere and the Wynn Everett casino project, with Mayor-elect Brian Arrigo saying this week that he would like to open the lines of communication and Wynn Everett officials saying the same. “I know I can’t do anything official until Jan. 4, but I’m certainly...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Pot Shop Request Sent to Council Sub-Committee

December 3, 2015
By

By Sue Ellen Woodcock Representatives of The Wellness Connection of Massachusetts, Inc. (WCM) came before the city council Monday night seeking a special permit to open a medical marijuana treatment center at 44 Railroad St. Attorney Lawrence Simeone Jr., representing WCM said the group was formerly known as Boston Wellness Associates Inc., and received...
Read more »

Posted in News | 3 Comments »

Powderpuff Victory

November 26, 2015
By
Powderpuff Victory

The Revere High School Powderpuff team celebrated a 40-0 victory over Winthrop on Saturday afternoon in Harry Della Russo Stadium. The girls were victorious from beginning to end over the visiting Vikings. The RHS football team will try to pull off the same magic this coming Thursday, Nov. 26, against Winthrop in an age-old...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Commissioners Take No Action on Recount

November 26, 2015
By
Commissioners Take No Action on Recount

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Board of Election Commissioners decided, by not taking any action, to not accept Mayor Dan Rizzo’s petition calling for a recount of the November 3 Mayoral election race between him and Councillor and Mayor-elect Brian Arrigo. At this point Rizzo has the option to file suit against the commission...
Read more »

Posted in News | 1 Comment »

Bright Named Medal of Valor Winner at State Award Ceremony

November 26, 2015
By

The family homestead on Reservoir Avenue for Senior Deputy Chief Chris Bright had always been a welcome sight – a beacon of fond memories from the past. Now, the burnt out house has recently been bulldozed – the site of a bittersweet effort from the long-time firefighter where he rescued one uncle, but another...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Arrigo to Attend Harvard IOP

November 26, 2015
By

Mayor-Elect Brian Arrigo will join other newly elected mayors from across the country at the Harvard Institute of Politics’ (IOP) upcoming Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly Elected Mayors in early December.  Every two years, the IOP hosts the country’s preeminent educational and preparatory program for new U.S. mayors. Newly elected mayors from...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

IC Craft Fair Held

November 19, 2015
By
IC Craft Fair Held

Michelle King crochets while she waits for customers to try out her knit hats during last Friday’s (Nov. 13) holiday craft fair at Immaculate Conception. Scores of families, parishioners and students came out to find an early Christmas gift for their loved ones. It may not be so early though, as Christmas is just 38...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Canceled for this Year

November 19, 2015
By
Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Canceled for this Year

Revere sports icon Mickey Casoli announced that he would not be holding his annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast this year.  The following is his letter: “Happy Thanksgiving The annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast hosted by Mickey ‘Say No To Drugs’ Casoli, will not be held this year. I want to apologize to all of the past...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Council to Review 2016 City Budget

November 19, 2015
By

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The city council has agreed to call in the city finance director to review the fiscal year 2016 budget submitted by Mayor Dan Rizzo and approved by the council in June. The motion, made by Mayor-elect/Councillor Brian Arrigo; Council President John Powers; and Councillors Jessica Giannino and Robert Haas, requests...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

RHS Tweet Issue Results in Threats, Slurs on Student

November 19, 2015
By

When Caley Godino pressed the button to Tweet out a message about low voter turnout in the Revere City Election and how it relates to people who are not here legally, she had no idea it would lead to threats of physical harm, cyber-bullying and, allegedly, getting kicked off the cheerleading team during her...
Read more »

Posted in News | 84 Comments »

Search the Journal


Full Print Edition

Get Adobe Flash player