Race Heats up for Rep. Seat

January 15, 2014
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The crowded field of potential candidates that emerged last week in the race for Kathi-Anne Reinstein’s state representative seat has thinned out considerably in just a week’s time. Those who have ponied up and are continuing on are, from Revere, RoseLee Vincent, Linda Rosa and George Rotondo. From Chelsea, political newcomer and attorney Josh...

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Mohegan Sun Officials Tell Council of Unique Elements in Resort Plan

January 15, 2014
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Mohegan Sun officials appeared at the City Council on Monday night and painted a dazzling picture of rooftop gardens, solar power, electrical generation plants and food scraps from the resort that would be turned into natural gas via a company in Waltham. The visit to the Council was just one of many visits around...

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Councillors Vote to Restore Funding Levels

January 15, 2014
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One of the first actions of new Council President Tony Zambuto would likely increase the Council’s expense account by $120 per month. Zambuto introduced his motion on Monday night as the last piece of business at the meeting calling for the City Clerk’s Office Supply account to be restored to 2009 budgetary levels. He...

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Walsh Needs to Be Reasonable about Casino Mitigation Package

January 15, 2014
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There are new twists and turns almost on a daily basis concerning the casino proposals at Mohegan Sun in Revere and Wynn Resorts in Everett. Two new developments we have been  following are: • Boston is still considered a surrounding community for both proposals, but Boston officials might be able to change that status...

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Police Briefs 01-15-2014

January 15, 2014
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MONDAY, JANUARY 6 No Arrests Reported TUESDAY, JANUARY 7 Herman Flores Jr., 23, of 161 Winthrop Parkway, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. WEDNESDAY,JANUARY 8 Anthony M. Savarese, 56, of Everett, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of shoplifting. THURSDAY,JANUARY 9 Lisa Rosetti, 43, of 36 Roosevelt St., was arrested on...

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RHS Boys Knock off Chelsea, Marblehead

January 15, 2014
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The Revere High boys basketball won two in a row last week to make it four victories in their last five outings with triumphs over Chelsea and Marblehead. Thursday’s 65-51 win at Chelsea saw the Patriots jump out to a nice lead at the half, 37-23, and never look back against their long-time rivals...

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Obituaries 01-15-2014

January 15, 2014
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Thomas Peter Renz Software Engineer Thomas Peter Renz, formerly of Revere and Georgia, died on December 13. A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1981 and ITT Technical School, he was a software engineer for Hewlett-Packard in Lawrenceville, GA. He was the beloved son of William G. and Dolores (Ausiello) Renz; devoted father...

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Mohegan Featured on CBS’s ‘undercover Boss’

January 8, 2014
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Mohegan Featured on CBS’s ‘undercover Boss’

Over the past year, casino operators from Vegas to Connecticut have been trying to give residents of Massachusetts a behind-the-scenes look at employee experiences in their respective companies. This Friday, Jan. 10, one need to look no further than the family television to get a glimpse of the real life of a Mohegan Sun...

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New England Weather

January 8, 2014
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New England Weather

While late last week and the weekend brought loads of snow of frigid temperatures, Monday brought unseasonably warm temperatures for about a day. In fact, the warm up was so extreme that dense fog rolled in over nearly the entire city – especially here on Revere Beach where a man seemingly heads into the...

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Decisions, Decisions MGC Begins to Review Huge Phase 2 Applications from Mohegan, Wynn

January 8, 2014
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After spending nearly $12 million to do extensive background checks on resort casino applicants, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has switched gears this week for the final stretch in the Greater Boston casino licensing process after accepting Phase 2 applications on Dec. 31 from both Wynn Resorts and Mohegan Sun. The MGC also received...

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Abandoned Dog Problem Continues in Revere

January 8, 2014
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As one abandoned dog story came to a happy ending during the Christmas holiday, seven more sad stories emerged for the folks at Ocean View Kennels – who hold a contract with the City to care for abandoned pooches found within the city. Over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, Lisa Cutting of Ocean...

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Reinstein To Resign House Seat

January 8, 2014
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State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein officially resigned suddenly from her state representative seat on Thursday morning – a somewhat surprising turn of events that has her taking a job with Jamaica Plain’s Boston Beer Company, brewers of the Sam Adams beers. She will resign the seat as of Jan. 17, and will assume the position...

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Candidates Lining up For House Seat

January 8, 2014
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The news of an open state representative seat late last week quickly turned into a who’s in and who’s out discussion – as many local pols in Revere and Chelsea continue to weigh their options in regards to making a Beacon Hill run. The news of Kathi-Anne Reinstein’s departure didn’t completely shock anyone, but...

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Rep. Reinstein’s Decision

January 8, 2014
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The decision last week  by Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein to resign her seat in the House of Representative and take a job in the private sector certainly came as a shock to many residents. However, in retrospect maybe it was to be expected. Like her father before her, Kathi has become a Revere institution being...

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Police Briefs 01-08-2014

January 8, 2014
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 30 Alan D. Thomas, 30, of 509 Broadway, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of larceny of property over $250. William D. Cocorochio, 51, of 382 Ocean Ave., was arrested on charges of assault, assault & battery upon a police officer, and resisting arrest. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31 Angelo...

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Seigal Pours in 30, Ciambelli Hits for 29 in Win over Winchester

January 8, 2014
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The Revere High boys basketball team recorded its second straight victory last Monday with a 75-67 overtime triumph at Winchester in a non-league encounter. The senior duo of Jason Seigal and Mike Ciambelli turned in career-high nights for the Patriots, with Seigal pouring in 30 points and Ciambelli tingling the twine for 29. “Those...

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Obituaries 01-08-2014

January 8, 2014
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Clover Weinstein Nurse, Active at Immaculate Conception Church Clover S. (O’Toole) Weinstein of Revere passed away at home on December 29. She was 49 years old. Clover was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church where she sang in the choir and taught CCD. She also attended Mass at the Holy Rosary Church in...

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Reinstein Resigns Seat Abruptly, Many Local Pols Weighing Options

January 2, 2014
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State Rep. Kathi-Anne Reinstein officially resigned from her state representative seat on Thursday morning – a somewhat surprising turn of events that has her taking a job with Jamaica Plain’s Boston Beer Company, brewers of the Sam Adams beers. She will resign the seat as of Jan. 17, and will assume the position of...

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Revere’s Woman and Man of the Year: Eileen Merullo Turns Thoughts into Action for a Better Community

December 31, 2013
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Revere’s Woman and Man of the Year: Eileen Merullo Turns Thoughts into Action for a Better Community

There are a lot of people who have ideas about making the community better. Few of those people actually put action behind those ideas. Even fewer of them find a successful ending to such a thing in less than a year’s time. One of those rare figures, however, is Revere’s Eileen Merullo – who...

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City Council Backs HCA Agreement

December 31, 2013
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Revere City Councillors gave a unanimous vote of confidence to the new host community agreement (HCA) with Mohegan Sun on Friday morning and set a new referendum vote for Feb. 25. “We are absolutely thrilled with this agreement,” said City Council President Ira Novoselsky. “Even some of the councillors who were hesitant or critical...

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Ring out the Old…. We Wish Our Readers a Happy and Healthy 2014

December 31, 2013
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New Year’s Day really isn’t different than any other day of the year.  It is a day that has no real significance other than its place on the calendar. However, that lack of meaningfulness also is New Year’s greatest asset.  New Year’s Day belongs to everyone because it has no particular religious or political...

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RHS Sports Roundup

December 31, 2013
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RHS boys hoop team defeats Bedford, 68-63 The Revere High boys basketball team broke into the win column with a 68-63 triumph over Bedford Friday evening at Merullo Fieldhouse. The victory avenged a loss to Bedford two weeks earlier in the season-opener and gave new head coach Adam Rizzo his first win at the...

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Obituaries 01-01-2013

December 31, 2013
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Marie Mandracchia Massport Retiree, Manager of Cloud Nine Restaurant at Logan Airport and Hostess at the New Bridge Cafe of Chelsea Marie E. ( Tucci ) Mandracchia of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away on December 23 surrounded by her son and grandchildren. Marie was the manager of Cloud Nine Restaurant at Logan...

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Early Cheer for Revere: Revere Officials Sign Historic Casino Agreement

December 24, 2013
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Early Cheer for Revere: Revere Officials Sign Historic Casino Agreement

Revere will get between $25 million and $30 million per year in guaranteed annual payments during the first four years of the potential Mohegan Sun casino at Suffolk Downs, according to the new Host Community Agreement for the Revere-only venture that was unveiled late Monday afternoon. “Mohegan Sun is going to create a wonderful...

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