The Force Was Here on Friday

December 24, 2015
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There was no force necessary – and not even a slight bit of coercion needed – to get hundreds of Star Wars fans to report to the Revere Showcase Cinema at 3:30 a.m. last Thursday morning to sit though nearly 18 hours of movies depicting events from a world located in a galaxy far,...
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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate:Morabito Exploring Run for State Senate Seat

December 24, 2015
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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate:Morabito Exploring Run for State Senate Seat

Revere Councillor-at-Large Steve Morabito, who won re-election to a second term in November, is considering a run for the State Senate seat currently held by Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, who announced that he is resigning his position. “I’m very serious about running for the seat,” said Morabito. “As a city councillor, I’ve learned how often...
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Police Briefs 12-23-2015

December 24, 2015
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Weekly Crime Report House Breaks: (4) Proctor Avenue; Campbell Avenue; Campbell Avenue; and Blaney Court. Commercial Breaks: (0) Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (2) *Boulevard – Ocean View; Squire Road – Market Basket. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (44) Mahoney Circle (9); Copeland Circle (3); Brown Circle (3); Butler Circle (2); Lynnway; Proctor/Adams; Squire Road; Cushman Ave; Elmwood...
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Letters to the Editor

December 24, 2015
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Seeking an end to   gun violence Dear Editor: To anyone who prays for the gun violence to stop, I have some bad news, it never will. There will be more mass shootings, more people dying from gang violence. More mothers and fathers lives changed forever. Jeb Bush, when asked about a mass shooting in...
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Walking in the Path of the Good Samaritan

December 24, 2015
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By Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley Terrorism has taken a great toll in our world. Many innocent people have lost their lives, leaving families, friends and communities racked in pain, consumed by a sense of loss and disbelief. The victims who are killed, shot or injured in terrorist attacks are but the tip of the...
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Enjoy the Holidays Safely

December 24, 2015
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Holiday get-togethers with family, friends, and co-workers are wonderful things, but all too many of such gatherings will result in tragic consequences that will be in the headlines the next day. All of us should be sure not only to limit our own holiday partying, but also be the caretaker of those whom we...
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Don’t Forget Those in Need

December 24, 2015
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While the vast majority of us are able to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, and take for granted holiday traditions such as the sharing of gifts, the warm embrace at holiday gatherings of friends and family, and a nice Christmas dinner, the reality for too many among us is far different. So...
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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015
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Another Christmas is at hand and families will gather, as they have done for generations, to celebrate the holiday season with our friends and loved ones. Peace on earth, joy to the world, and the like may be platitudinous phrases when spoken at any other time of the year, but during the Christmas season...
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Sports 12-23-2015

December 24, 2015
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RhS sports Roundup RHS girls basketball opens with two wins The Revere High girls basketball team opened the defense of its Northeastern Conference North Division title with a pair of victories over NEC North foes this past week, both of which came on the road. In the season-opener last Tuesday with Danvers, the Lady...
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Obituaries 12-23-2015

December 24, 2015
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Diana Russo Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Diana (Cardone) Russo of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died on December 20. Born and raised in Chelsea and a long time member of St. Anthony’s Ladies Sodality, she was the daughter of the late Vito and Vilma (Rizzo) Cardone,  the beloved wife of the late Thomas A.;...
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Justice Brieger Orders Recount for Revere Mayoral Election

December 18, 2015
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Justice Heidi Brieger ordered that the City of Revere Election Commission conduct a recount of the votes cast in the Nov. 3 Revere mayoral election in a ruling Thursday afternoon at Suffolk Superior Court. Brieger also ordered that the recount “be undertaken and completed” before Jan. 4, 2016. Mayor Dan Rizzo lost his bid...
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Santa Claus Drops by the Whelan School

December 17, 2015
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Santa Claus Drops by the Whelan School

Santa Claus visited the Whelan School for the Winter Wonderland festivities on Dec. 11 and enlisted the help of one keen elf known as Keefe – Ward 4 Councillor-elect Patrick Keefe. Hundreds of kids, such as these two little tykes, turned out to see Santa and all his friends at the Whelan.
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100 Years Go By,The Memories Stay

December 17, 2015
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100 Years Go By,The Memories Stay

By Sue Ellen Woodcock “I’ve lived through it all,” said Florence Bravos, as she got ready to watch her favorite television shows. This Saturday her family will gather to celebrate her 100th birthday. She was born on Dec. 19, 1915 in the family home on Chester Avenue in Chelsea. The family of eight moved...
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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate

December 17, 2015
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The Campaign Trail for the State Senate

Giannino considering a run for State Senate seat Councillor-at-Large Jessica Giannino said she is weighing a run for the State Senate seat held by Anthony Petruccelli, who announced that he will be stepping down from the position in January. Giannino, who topped the ticket in the councillor-at-large election Nov. 3, issued the following statement:...
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Council Sees Red on Snow Budget:Council, Arrigo Stunned by $1.3m Deficit

December 17, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Seems like only yesterday we were digging out from over 100 inches of snow. Now it’s time to pay the bill. Monday night Director of Finance George Anzuoni told the City Council that the city spent over $2 million on snow removal. Anzouni explained that the snow/ice budget deficit was...
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Triple Shooting Stuns Waite St Neighborhood

December 17, 2015
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A Lynn man has been arraigned on two counts of murder for a triple shooting that unfolded Thursday night, Dec. 10, on Waite Street. Michael DeLeon, 36, of Lynn, was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on Monday to face charges that he killed Peter Pitari, 66, and Cristy Johnson, 35, and seriously wounded a...
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Mayoralty Recount Heads to Court

December 17, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Mayor Dan Rizzo filed a complaint in Suffolk Superior Court last Friday, suing the city’s Election Commission, claiming that the recount petition submitted to the Election Commission is in compliance with the law. The suit states that the petition should be allowed and a recount should be ordered. A hearing...
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Police Briefs 12-16-2015

December 17, 2015
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House Breaks: (2) Marshview Terrace; and Ocean Avenue. Commercial Breaks: (2) Broadway – Luberto’s; and Squire Road – Taco Bell. Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (7) *Squire Road; Beach Street; Larkin Street; *Broadway; Broadway – Citizens Bank; *Garfield Avenue; and Furlong Drive. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (29) Mahoney Circle (3); Copeland Circle; Broadway/Fernwood; Squire Road; Salem/Overlook Ridge...
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Letters to the Editor

December 17, 2015
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It’s time to end reefer madness Dear Editor: Growing up, I remember a very bold billboard standing over the intersection of Revere Beach Parkway and Winthrop Avenue. “DARE to keep kids off drugs.” It seemed larger than life compared to my small self crossing the parkway. However, with time the billboard changed, as did...
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Christmas in A Changing World

December 17, 2015
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By Meloee Nazaire Jane Todd Crawford, a 46-year-old mother of four from Kentucky, thought she had room for one more. As time went on, she grew concerned about her pregnancy. Understanding that she needed medical attention, she sought it. Given the unusual timeline of her pregnancy, doctors thought it’d be best to induce her...
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Revere Needs a Senate Candidate Now

December 17, 2015
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There is an old adage that goes ‘timing is everything.’ We contend that now is the time for a single candidate from Revere to announce and run for the seat being vacated by Senator Anthony Petruccelli. It has been more than 25 years since a Revere resident held this senate seat.  From 1956 with...
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Sports 12-16-2015

December 17, 2015
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RHS sports Roundup Boys basketball ready for season-opening week The Revere High boys basketball team was ready to spring into action for the start of its 2016 season, hosting Danvers last night (Tuesday). The Patriots engaged in a pre-season scrimmage with Hamilton-Wenham last week in which the Revere squad showed much promise for the...
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Obituaries 12-16-2015

December 17, 2015
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Janeruth ‘Jr.’ Delathouwer Registry of Motor Vehicles retiree Janeruth “Jr.” (Israel) Delathouwer of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, passed away on December 9. She was 73 years old. The beloved wife of John Delathouwer with whom she shared 45 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Danielle McCusker and her husband, Robert of...
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Annual Santa Walk Held

December 10, 2015
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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.
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