Rizzo Finalizes Casino Terms

September 4, 2013
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Specifics of the Revere Host Community Agreement with Suffolk Downs became public last Saturday, with the agreements being posted on the City’s website for public viewing. The agreement was signed on Wednesday evening, Aug. 28th, in a City Hall ceremony with officials from Suffolk Downs and several city councillors. Paper copies of the agreement,...

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Reactions to Host Agreement Most Officials are Positive

September 4, 2013
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After signing the mitigation agreement one day after Boston last Wednesday evening, Aug. 28, Revere City officials are touting the agreement this week as the best possible agreement that could be had for a project that essentially is completely located in East Boston. Most City Councillors – who met with Mayor Dan Rizzo informally...

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Police Discover Wild Kingdom on Revere Beach Boulevard

September 4, 2013
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Revere Police discovered a wild kingdom in a condo on Revere Beach Boulevard last Tuesday, Aug. 27th, with pythons, rats, lizards and some cats. Neighbors called the police around 7:23 p.m. last Tuesday to report a foul odor coming from the condo, the sounds of animals living in the unit and owners who hadn’t...

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Partners HealthCare Granted $35,000 to Summer Food Programs: Project Bread and Many Local Agencies Received Grants

September 4, 2013
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For children in families that struggle to put food on the table, finding a meal during the summer can be a challenge. That’s why Partners HealthCare, working with Project Bread, awarded $35,000 to Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) locations in seven communities in the Greater Boston Area. These award recipients included Our Lady of...

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Election Now in Full Swing: Many Issues for the Voters to Consider

September 4, 2013
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With the dog days of summer officially behind us, the attention of voters turns to the candidates for the various municipal offices who are now in the opening stages of getting out their campaign messages. Here in  Revere, although there may not be a  September primary, candidates already are hitting the campaign trail in...

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Congratulations, Diana Nyad: Swim Was Quite a Feat on a Number of Levels

September 4, 2013
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The news that long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad successfully had crossed the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West this past weekend brought a degree of wonder and joy to all who learned of her accomplishment. First and foremost, this had been Ms. Nyad’s life-long goal after four previously-unsuccessful efforts stretching over a span...

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Obama Made the Right Call: President to Ask Congress Was Correct

September 4, 2013
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We realize that we are by no means foreign policy experts, but we simply wish to say that it is our view that President Obama made the right decision is seeking the approval of Congress before bombing Syria for its violations of international law regarding the use of chemical weapons. In our view, the...

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Police Briefs 09-04-2013

September 4, 2013
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Monday, Aug. 26  No Arrests Tuesday, Aug. 27  Glen Guidi, 35, of East Boston, was charged with assault and battery and assault with a dangerous weapon. Stephen Incerto, 31, of Wakefield, illegal possession of a Class A drug (heroin) and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license. Darlene DiMarzo, 55, of...

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Revere High Football Sets Sight on Season Opener

September 4, 2013
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It was a mixed bag for the Revere High football team this past week in a pair of scrimmages that concluded the Patriots’ pre-season schedule. Revere first took part in a three-way scrimmage last Tuesday evening under the lights of the Manning Bowl against St. Mary’s of Lynn and Northeast Regional Vocational School. “We...

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Obituaries 09-04-2013

September 4, 2013
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John McKinley, Jr., Of Virginia, formerly of Revere John P. McKinley, Jr.  entered into Eternal Rest on August 15 after a long and courageous battle against cancer.  He was 70 years old. John graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1960.  He loved gardening and had a special talent for growing plants of all...

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Revere Mitigation Agreement Viewed Positively, Though Some Skeptical of Initial Numbers

August 29, 2013
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Revere signed its long-awaited host community agreement (HCA) Wednesday evening in a ceremony on the steps of City Hall, with Mayor Dan Rizzo and Suffolk Downs Owner Richard Fields on hand to cement the potential financial union between the City and the track. The agreement came one day after Boston’s blockbuster agreement that was...

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School Uniforms at Revere Public Schools

August 21, 2013
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School Uniforms at Revere Public Schools

All three middle schools and two elementary schools will join the school uniform parade this year, making every school in the district (aside from Revere High School) adhering to a strict school uniform code. “Every student in the district up to grade 8 will be in a uniform this year,” said Superintendent Paul Dakin....

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Bocce on the Beach

August 21, 2013
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Bocce on the Beach

Joyce Dinuccio from Team Rizzo tosses the Bocce ball at the annual Rumney Marsh Burial Restoration Committee tournament last Saturday.

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Pot Biz to Be No Laughing Matter in Massachusetts

August 21, 2013
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For many in the area, the prospect of a nearby medical marijuana growing facility and its accompanying storefront retail dispensary are like dirty words printed in a church program. Shocking and unbelievable. But for those who look through the clouds of smoke and look without the muddled head of a “stoner,” the medical marijuana...

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No Obstacle is Too Great for Green in ‘Death Races’

August 21, 2013
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For Revere native Mike Green, no competitive race is complete without a good amount of pain and suffering. But, as he says, that’s what he signed up for when he decided to participate in the sport of Ultimate Obstacle Course Racing. Green, 26, has been accepted to run the Vermont Spartan Ultra Beach Marathon...

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19 Liquor Licenses Extended to 2 A.M.

August 21, 2013
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A total of 19 establishments applied for and were granted new, rolled forward liquor licenses last week  – licenses that will once again allow them to stay open until 2 a.m. Out of more than 45 pouring establishments in the city, fewer than 50 percent applied for the once-controversial licenses – which were rolled...

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iPads for Students

August 21, 2013
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Last week’s story that all students at Revere High School will be having their own ipad should come as welcome news to the parents.  As parents, we want our child to have every opportunity to receive a high quality education.  These ipads go a long way toward this goal. Many educators have said that...

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Quick Response

August 21, 2013
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The Revere Police Department and Mayor Dan Rizzo are to be congratulated for the quick response in putting more police on the beat for Broadway to combat what has been a sudden rash of disturbing crimes. Mayor Rizzo has made a commitment to ensuring a vital and vibrant downtown business district and so far,...

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Police Briefs 08-21-2013

August 21, 2013
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MONDAY, AUGUST 12 No Arrests TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 No Arrests Reported WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 Jennifer Finn, 28, of Methuen, was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance and disorderly conduct. Stacey M. Colarusso, 33, of Saugus, was arrested on charges of illegal distribution of a Class...

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Football Team Opens with Double Sessions

August 21, 2013
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If the proverbial dog days of August are here, then that must mean it’s double-session time for schoolboy football players everywhere. Coach Lou Cicatelli’s Revere High gridders are no exception to that rule this week, as Coach Cic’ is pacing his troops through the grind of double-workout days for the entire week to get...

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Obituaries 08-21-2013

August 21, 2013
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Rebecca Dorson Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Rebecca (Goldman) Dorson of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on August 19. She was101 years old. The beloved wife of the late Allan Dorson, she was the devoted mother of Barbara Slayton and Barry Dorson; loving grandmother of Anita Slayton; loving daughter of the late Harry...

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Coppola Bears

August 14, 2013
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Coppola Bears

The Revere Fire Department held their annual Volley Ball Charity event for MDA and Dana Farber on August 3 at Revere Beach. One of the teams competing was the Coppola Bears (from left) Jamie Carter, Tommy Corbett, Danny Flynn, Kenny Norris, Timmy Flynn, Retired Lt. Jim Caramello and Firefighter Rick Coppola.

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Get Your iPads: as the School Year is Gearing Up, RHS Gets Busy Handing out iPads

August 14, 2013
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If the future of learning at Revere High School (RHS) is in the electronic world, then it will be the iPad that will be the remote control for students at the school. This past Monday night, the line stretched out the door as parents and young people waited to go into the RHS Field...

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Slicin’ Up the Hot Beef; is an Instant Hit for Kelly’s Roast Beef Employee O’Brien

August 14, 2013
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When Cody O’Brien plotted about how to draw attention to his fledgling rap career, he never thought he could accomplish that by rapping about his summer job at Kelly’s on the Beach. But that’s just what has happened over the last week as his summer anthem about working at Kelly’s has taken off on...

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