Sports 08-09-2017

August 9, 2017
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The Heroic Quest Why Tony C still matters By Anthony T. Guerriero Whether as long ago as Greek mythology or as recent as this week’s New York Times Bestseller list, the hero has always occupied a special place in storytelling.  The hero is celebrated as an idol, as a tangible representation of greatness.  But...
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Obituaries 08-09-2017

August 9, 2017
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John Richard Marzilli Avid sports and animal lover, youth baseball and hockey coach John Richard Marzilli of Bluffton, S.C., formerly of Revere, Otisfield, ME and Kingston, N.H. died peacefully at home on Aug. 1 surrounded by his family. Born in East Boston on May 20, 1950, John attended East Boston High School.  He played baseball...
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RFD Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament

August 5, 2017
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RFD Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament

BJ Deveau of Team Arrigo looks to block a tap by Team Bay Tiki Ma during action in last Saturday’s Revere Firefighters Union beach volleyball tournament on Revere Beach. The tournament featured more than 15 teams this year and helps to raise money for the Union’s scholarship fund.
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Raising Funds for Research

August 5, 2017
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Raising Funds for Research

For the last six years Kayla and Jordan Martelli have hosted a lemonade stand to help fund childhood cancer research. This year, they raised $2,400. In the top photo, Kayla (right and Jordan (left) are shown with Councillor Charlie Patch (left) and Mayor Brian Arrigo.
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Taft Street Fire Fundraiser

August 5, 2017
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Taft Street Fire Fundraiser

Victims of the Taft Street fire, Rene Lainez (8) with Andrea Lainez (3), enjoy themselves during a fundraiser for their family and others that were left homeless after a major fire took their home on June 13. Numerous residents gathered for the fundraiser at the Elks Club on Shirley Avenue on Sunday, July 30.
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Debate on Cafarelli’s Contract Continues

August 5, 2017
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By Cary Shuman Mayor Brian Arrigo’s administration responded to the City Council’s vote about honoring the contract of former Revere police chief Joseph Cafarelli in a statement released on  Tuesday. The Council voted unanimously at its July 24 meeting to honor the contract of Cafarelli, who stepped down as chief of the Revere Police...
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Sen Warren Praises Work at EBNHC

August 5, 2017
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By John Lynds Last week, the Democrats had a huge victory as the U.S. Senate failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as “Obama Care.” While there was much to celebrate as several Republicans, like Sen. John McCain, cast votes against the Senate bill to repeal Obama Care, Senate Democrats like...
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News Briefs

August 5, 2017
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40th anniversary celebration at banana boat On Friday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m., Mayor Brian Arrigo invites other city officials and residents to a 40th anniversary Celebration for the Banana Boat, the iconic ice cream shop at 700 Beach St. in Revere. Arrigo will honor the sisters who co-own the Banana Boat, Avri and...
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Revere CARES and Winthrop CASA Hosting Free “Drive-In” Movie Aug 11

August 5, 2017
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Youth leaders from the Revere CARES and Winthrop CASA coalitions are inviting high school students from both communities to a free “drive-in movie.” The event will be held at the Wonderland Market Place parking lot, 151 VFW Parkway, in Revere, on Friday, August 11th. Guests should plan to arrive at 6:30 PM for entertainment,...
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Vincent Files Bill Targeting Fentanyl Dealers

August 5, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock In 2015, when Stephen Deagle overdosed on fentanyl, there was no law making the dealer responsible for a deadly overdose and no law yet exists today. That’s why State Rep. RoseLee Vincent has filed a bill called Stephen’s Law that would hold fentanyl drug dealers liable for selling to someone...
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Revere Businessman Donates $338K to MassWildlife Division

August 5, 2017
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The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) recently received a large bequest of over $338,000 from the estate of Revere businessman and sportsman Antimo N. DeFilippo. “This generous gift is an unexpected surprise,” said MassWildlife Director Jack Buckley. “It is an incredible endorsement of our mission when a citizen makes a deliberate choice...
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Police Briefs 08-02-2017

August 5, 2017
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Revere Police NEWS COOL IT! A Caruso Street woman was arrested on Saturday after a dispute with her tenant over an air conditioner got the wheels rolling on her car. Around 2 p.m., the landlady was watching her tenant move out. The tenant and her brother removed the air conditioner out of the apartment...
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Social Security Matters: Ask Rusty – Ex-Spouse Benefit – Does it Affect Mine?

August 5, 2017
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By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Dear Rusty: Two years ago, after 34 years of marriage, my wife divorced me. She was a full time homemaker most of those years. Is she entitled to half of my Social Security benefit when I collect at age 62?   She currently gets half my pension...
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Letters to the Editor

August 5, 2017
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Happy with state budget Dear Editor: We are happy to report that Governor Baker accepted the legislature’s recommendation and included the full $1.19 million for maintenance, staffing and free events and programs on the region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket that Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has been advocating for since the first...
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East Boston Health Center Leads the Way

August 5, 2017
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Last week, the US Senate tried to undo the Affordable Care Act or Obama Care.  This system while it is not perfect and as a matter of fact it is far from the mark, still it provides a safety net for literally millions of Americans who would not otherwise be able to afford any...
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Sports 08-02-2017

August 5, 2017
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Cubs top Cardinals for Revere Youth Baseball championship By Melissa Randall In what was the last series of the season for the Revere Youth Baseball Softball League,  the Cardinals and Cubs made it a thrilling one, with the Cubs taking the decisive third game of the series to take home the championship.   Game...
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Obituaries 08-02-2017

August 5, 2017
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Clarice Zaccaria Everyone’s favorite, devoted to family and friends Private services were held for Clarice P. (Abbott) Zaccaria of Revere who died, surrounded by her loving family, on July 7 at the Massachusetts General Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Lynn on Dec. 31, 1932, in a 100-year-old house during a blizzard, Mrs....
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Magical Revere Beach

July 28, 2017
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Magical Revere Beach

The centerpiece at the Sand Sculpting Festival celebrated the Constitution. The annual event drew hundreds of thousands of spectators to Revere Beach over the weekend.
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Row Row Row Returns:Popular Canoe Charity Race Set for Aug. 19 after 20-year Absence

July 28, 2017
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Row Row Row Returns:Popular Canoe Charity Race Set for Aug. 19 after 20-year Absence

By Cary Shuman Row Row Row in Revere is back and it will be better than ever, says event coordinator Stacey Livote. The charity event once attracted hundreds of participants and spectators in its hey day in the 1970s and 1980s and the annual canoe race from Nahant Beach to Revere Beach was the...
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Council Votes Not to Hold Primary:Still Must Get State Approval to Save $60,000; All Candidates on Ballot

July 28, 2017
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By Cary Shuman The City Council voted to not hold a preliminary election in the city on Sept. 12, which means that all candidates for City Council and School Committee will advance to the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The “Act of Eliminating The Preliminary Election” will be forwarded to the state delegation...
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City Council Approves Special Permit for Revere Beach Hotel

July 28, 2017
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On Monday, July 24, the Revere City Council voted to approve a Special Permit for the construction of the forthcoming Revere Beach Hotel, a 9-story hotel featuring an 80-seat restaurant with oceanfront views and a ground-level café. The Hotel, on the site of the current Shipwreck Lounge at 49-54 Revere Beach Boulevard, will represent...
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News Briefs

July 28, 2017
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Taft St. Relief Fundraiser on Sunday, at Elks After the devastating fire on Taft St. last month, Mayor Brian Arrigo and the City of Revere established a relief fund for those who were displaced. On Sunday, July 30, from 2pm-5pm, the Revere Lodge of Elks, 198 Shirley Ave, will generously host a fundraiser dinner....
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Licensing Commission Requests Meeting with Wonderland Owners

July 28, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere Licensing Commission wants the owners of Wonderland to appear before the commission at its next meeting on August 16 to address the unlicensed parking that has been going on for well over a year. CBW Lending, LLC,  owners of the old dog track and parking lot at 190...
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Always Room for One More:Cutting to Hold Fundraiser to Help Care for Stray Animals

July 28, 2017
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Lisa Cutting is well-known for her work in the canine circle. As owner of  Ocean View Kennel on North Shore Road and her rescue work with animals, especially dogs,  she gives every dog that crosses her path 100 percent care. If a dog needs medical care she gets it. If...
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