News

New Developer Buys Roseland

January 31, 2013
By

A New Jersey-based company has acquired the Roseland Development Company and its Overlook Ridge project in North Revere and has aggressive plans to revive several long-stalled Roseland projects. Mack-Cali Realty Corporation of Edison, NJ, announced a barrage of development action last week, not long after finalizing a deal to take over Roseland Development Company...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

RHA Officials Surprised By State’s Comments

January 31, 2013
By

In a tit-for-tat discussion that has erupted in the newspapers, state housing officials last week went on the attack towards the Revere Housing Authority (RHA) one week after local officials criticized a new plan to regionalize housing authorities. Now, local officials say they are shocked that they cannot speak their mind without the threat...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Questions Arise over Construction of Pines Pump Station

January 31, 2013
By

Not even one month has gone by in the year and City Councillors have already engaged in a major disagreement over the investigation of the brand new Pines Pump Station. The $1 million station just opened late last year after many years of delays and complications with pricing. Now that it’s open, there are...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Markey Picking Up Endorsements In Senate Bid

January 31, 2013
By

Congressman Ed Markey collected numerous endorsements over the past week in his potential run for U.S. Senate while his only Democratic competition – South Boston Congressman Stephen Lynch – is set to reveal his plans later this week. In a show of support, elected officials from across Markey’s current district pledged support to his...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

On the Parquet Floor

January 23, 2013
By
On the Parquet Floor

The state champion Revere High School (RHS) Cheerleading Team got to accompany the RHS JROTC to center court at the Boston Celtics game last Wednesday, Jan. 16th. Coach Julianne Esposito, Kristina Russo and local veteran Jamie Chambers accompanied the cheerleaders.
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Paul Revere Spelling Bee

January 23, 2013
By
Paul Revere Spelling Bee

First grader Annabella Sandy-Roche pauses to consider how to spell a difficult word at the 2nd Annual Paul Revere School Spelling Bee on Tuesday morning. Fifteen children competed, with fourth grader Ayah Harper winning and moving on to the regional competition in Lynn. The winner of that bee gets a trip to the national...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

State Fires Back at RHA

January 23, 2013
By

State housing officials believe there are a number of problems in the operations of the Revere Housing Authority (RHA), and those officials believe the problems would be solved by a proposal to regionalize the state’s 240 housing authorities. About two weeks ago, Gov. Deval Patrick and the state Department of Housing and Community Development...
Read more »

Posted in News | 2 Comments »

Wants His Dog Back

January 23, 2013
By

All Zach Gentile wants is the information from the Revere Police that will help him retrieve his long-lost dog from an unknown man in Beachmont. Sounds a bit ridiculous? Welcome to the world of the City’s stray/lost dog policies – or lack thereof, at least according to one City dog contractor. “That poor kid...
Read more »

Posted in News | 1 Comment »

Medical Marijuana Shops Likely to Be Blocked in Revere

January 23, 2013
By

City councillors are set to hold a public hearing this coming Monday night, Jan. 28th, on an ordinance that would effectively ban medical marijuana dispensaries from locating in Revere – and Council leaders indicated that the ordinance has plenty of momentum to pass. “The law, as I understand it, states there has to be...
Read more »

Posted in News | 2 Comments »

Casino License Could Have 5 Applicants

January 23, 2013
By

There could be as many as five companies vying for a resort casino license in the Greater Boston (Region A) area following the deadline for companies to get in on gaming last Tuesday, Jan. 15th. The Cordish Company of Baltimore told the Journal in a press release that they are not certain yet if...
Read more »

Posted in News | 1 Comment »

Bird’s Eye View

January 16, 2013
By
Bird’s Eye View

A worker at the new Wonderland Plaza Deck on Revere Beach puts some finishing touches this week on the elevator that will operate from the deck to the street level. Workers on the project have been taking advantage of warmer weather to button up the details of the deck and pedestrian bridge project. The...
Read more »

Posted in News | 2 Comments »

Flu Bug Hits Residents Hard

January 16, 2013
By
Flu Bug Hits Residents Hard

Welcoming in 2013 for a good many people in the area has come with a cough, a sneeze and a wheeze. An active and early flu season hit large segments of the population starting in mid-December, and that sickness seemed to amplify to a greater degree after the new year – stockpiling emergency rooms,...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Wynn is In: Suffolk Downs Owners Ready for Challenge; Four Seeking to Get Sole Area Casino License

January 16, 2013
By
Wynn is In: Suffolk Downs Owners Ready for Challenge; Four Seeking to Get Sole Area Casino License

Surprise and intrigue came late Tuesday for those following the casino discussion, with one mysterious proposal from Chicago develop Neil Bluhm joining proposals by Las Vegas gaming magnate Steve Wynn, Suffolk Downs owners and an older proposal in Milford as Phase I casino license applicants in Greater Boston – each paying a $400,000 licensing...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Seeking Recognition for 141 Women from Revere Who Served in WWII

January 16, 2013
By

Last Memorial Day, Eileen Merullo had the special task of reading from the list of Revere’s war dead. As she read off a portion of the names of the Revere boys killed during World War II, she remembered those young men on the list and recalled several fond memories of days long gone. But...
Read more »

Posted in News | 1 Comment »

Housing Officials Say No to Gov’s New Plan

January 16, 2013
By

Calling it a political move by Beacon Hill bureaucrats sitting behind desks, Revere Housing Authority (RHA) leaders said this week they are absolutely against a proposal by Gov. Deval Patrick to regionalize all the state’s 240 authorities into six regional operations. The move would likely eliminate all local controls – including the director, Board...
Read more »

Posted in News | 1 Comment »

Cutting Through the Water

January 9, 2013
By
Cutting Through the Water

Raela Oo’Donnell competes in the butterfly during a meet against Marblehead.
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Rizzo Looks to Build on Successes: Standing Room Only at State of City Speech

January 9, 2013
By
Rizzo Looks to Build on Successes: Standing Room Only at State of City Speech

With a packed house, Mayor Dan Rizzo delivered his first State of the City Address on Monday night; using the time more for laying out upcoming plans than for revisiting last year’s accomplishments. Virtually every City Department Head, Chief and Board member was in attendance, as well as the entire School Committee, Superintendent Paul...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Meet The New Officers

January 9, 2013
By
Meet The New Officers

The City Council chose its officers on Monday night prior to the State of the City Address, with Councillor Ira Novoselsky (right) taking the reins as the new president in a 10-1 vote and Councillor Jessica Giannino (left) taking over as vice president in a unanimous vote. City Clerk Ashley Melnik (center) was unanimously re-appointed...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

Gaming Deadline Holds More Than One Mystery

January 9, 2013
By

By this time next week, everyone interested in the Expanded Gaming horse race will know just who is holding them and who is folding them. The deadline for getting in the casino (or slots) game is coming next Tuesday, Jan. 15th, when all applicants are expected to submit their paperwork and their $400,000 application...
Read more »

Posted in News | No Comments »

In One Year,correggio Wins Battle of the Bulge

January 9, 2013
By

When the calendar turned to 2012 last January, City Councillor John Correggio vowed to lose some weight. His doctor had challenged him to lose weight, and he knew he had to do something. Like many do at the first of every year, Correggio set out on a path to knock off a few pounds...
Read more »

Posted in News | 1 Comment »

Search the Journal


Full Print Edition

Get Adobe Flash player