Arrigo Seeks Dialogue with Wynn

December 3, 2015
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The ice seems to slowly thawing between the City of Revere and the Wynn Everett casino project, with Mayor-elect Brian Arrigo saying this week that he would like to open the lines of communication and Wynn Everett officials saying the same. “I know I can’t do anything official until Jan. 4, but I’m certainly...
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Pot Shop Request Sent to Council Sub-Committee

December 3, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock Representatives of The Wellness Connection of Massachusetts, Inc. (WCM) came before the city council Monday night seeking a special permit to open a medical marijuana treatment center at 44 Railroad St. Attorney Lawrence Simeone Jr., representing WCM said the group was formerly known as Boston Wellness Associates Inc., and received...
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Police Briefs 12-02-2015

December 3, 2015
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House Breaks: (2) Ocean Avenue – Ocean Village; and Campbell Avenue. Commercial Breaks: (0) Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (4) Squire Road; Squire Road – Market Basket; *Revere Street; and *Kimball Avenue. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (34) Copeland Circle (4); Brown Circle (2); American Legion Hwy/Hutchinson; Shirley/Ocean; Washington Avenue; Beach Street; Parkway; Sargent/Newhall; Revere Street; Shirley Avenue;...
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Letter to the Editor

December 3, 2015
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Thank you to all Dear Editor: On Oct 24th 2015, the Naomi Bagdon Believe in a Cure Foundation, Inc. hosted the 4th Annual Believe in a Cure Walk for Pancreatic Cancer on DCR\Revere Beach BLVD. The Walk had approximately 45 registered participants who generated just over $9,000 in donations. I would like to thank...
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Thinking Out Loud:Tolerating Everything but Free Speech

December 3, 2015
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By Sal Giarratani Sadly, America is no longer the same America that our Founding Fathers thought they created back in 1776 . All of them must be rolling over in the graves looking at the politically correct regiment knocking down what they said or tearing down statues in their honor. The progressives are acting...
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Petruccelli’s Eastie Elves is a Wonderful Holiday Tradition

December 3, 2015
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Sen. Anthony Petruccelli is preparing to host the 12th Annual Eastie Elves fundraiser on Dec. 11 and it promises to be another enjoyable evening of food, fun, and festiveness – and all for a great cause. The event, chaired by the senator’s sister, Diana DeLeo, results in hundreds of toys being donated to local...
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Good Luck, Revere Pop Warner

December 3, 2015
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We wish the Revere Pop Warner’s three cheerleading squads good luck as they head to Disney to compete in the National Championships. These young athletes have already distinguished themselves by winning the New England Regionals. They will now compete for the national title against squads from all regions of the United States. The Revere...
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Sports 12-02-2015

December 3, 2015
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Holiday heartbreaker for Revere football team The Revere High football team’s bid to stand alone as the second-most successful grid squad in school history fell just short on Thanksgiving Day with a heartbreaking 15-12 loss to archival Winthrop. One of the biggest crowds in many years for a holiday contest between the two ancient...
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Obituaries 12-02-2015

December 3, 2015
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Felix Sordello Retired machinist; veteran of two wars Felix Sordello of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Keene, NH, died on November 28 at the Bedford VA Hospital.  Felix served in the US Coast Guard in two wars  – World War II and the Korean Conflict. Before retirement, he worked many years as a...
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Powderpuff Victory

November 26, 2015
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Powderpuff Victory

The Revere High School Powderpuff team celebrated a 40-0 victory over Winthrop on Saturday afternoon in Harry Della Russo Stadium. The girls were victorious from beginning to end over the visiting Vikings. The RHS football team will try to pull off the same magic this coming Thursday, Nov. 26, against Winthrop in an age-old...
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Commissioners Take No Action on Recount

November 26, 2015
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Commissioners Take No Action on Recount

By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Board of Election Commissioners decided, by not taking any action, to not accept Mayor Dan Rizzo’s petition calling for a recount of the November 3 Mayoral election race between him and Councillor and Mayor-elect Brian Arrigo. At this point Rizzo has the option to file suit against the commission...
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Bright Named Medal of Valor Winner at State Award Ceremony

November 26, 2015
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The family homestead on Reservoir Avenue for Senior Deputy Chief Chris Bright had always been a welcome sight – a beacon of fond memories from the past. Now, the burnt out house has recently been bulldozed – the site of a bittersweet effort from the long-time firefighter where he rescued one uncle, but another...
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Arrigo to Attend Harvard IOP

November 26, 2015
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Mayor-Elect Brian Arrigo will join other newly elected mayors from across the country at the Harvard Institute of Politics’ (IOP) upcoming Seminar on Transition and Leadership for Newly Elected Mayors in early December.  Every two years, the IOP hosts the country’s preeminent educational and preparatory program for new U.S. mayors. Newly elected mayors from...
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Police Briefs 11-25-2015

November 26, 2015
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House Breaks: (5) Fernwood Avenue; Marshview Terrace; Proctor Avenue – Lighthouse; North Shore Road; and Proctor Avenue. Commercial Breaks: (0) Motor Vehicle *Thefts/Breaks: (4) Proctor Avenue (plate); *Shirley Avenue; Washington Avenue; and Revere Street. Motor Vehicle Accidents: (33) Mahoney Circle; Brown Circle; Copeland Circle; Squire Road; Sewall/Harris; Squire Road; Squire Road; American Legion Hwy;...
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Letter to the Editor

November 26, 2015
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On high school tweets Dear Editor After reviewing hundreds of Tweets , watching Superintendent Dianne Kelly’s comments on Fox 25 and the inequity of justice metered out by Principal Lourenco Garcia – and likewise their inaction against racial slurs and threats by students from Revere High School cast against Caley Godino, and racist comments tweeted against...
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Let Us Give Thanks

November 26, 2015
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Another Thanksgiving is upon us. It’s a day for schoolboy football, family gatherings, and not much else to do other than enjoy a great dinner with friends and family that reminds us how fortunate we truly are as a nation at a time when circumstances are so cruel for so many others in the...
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Sports 11-25-2015

November 26, 2015
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RHS grid team sets sights on beating Winthrop and achieving new heights on Thanksgiving Day By Journal Staff When the Revere High football team takes to the field Thanksgiving Day for their traditional holiday battle with archival Winthrop, it will be a day of firsts — and potential firsts — for the Patriot gridmen in...
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Obituaries 11-25-2015

November 26, 2015
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Joseph Indresano Local Insurance Agent Joseph Indresano, a long time resident of Winthrop passed away after a long illness on November 22. He was 90 years old. Born in Revere, he resided in Winthrop for most of his life. He worked in the insurance business and, at one time he was a partner in...
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IC Craft Fair Held

November 19, 2015
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IC Craft Fair Held

Michelle King crochets while she waits for customers to try out her knit hats during last Friday’s (Nov. 13) holiday craft fair at Immaculate Conception. Scores of families, parishioners and students came out to find an early Christmas gift for their loved ones. It may not be so early though, as Christmas is just 38...
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Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Canceled for this Year

November 19, 2015
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Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Canceled for this Year

Revere sports icon Mickey Casoli announced that he would not be holding his annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast this year.  The following is his letter: “Happy Thanksgiving The annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast hosted by Mickey ‘Say No To Drugs’ Casoli, will not be held this year. I want to apologize to all of the past...
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Council to Review 2016 City Budget

November 19, 2015
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By Sue Ellen Woodcock The city council has agreed to call in the city finance director to review the fiscal year 2016 budget submitted by Mayor Dan Rizzo and approved by the council in June. The motion, made by Mayor-elect/Councillor Brian Arrigo; Council President John Powers; and Councillors Jessica Giannino and Robert Haas, requests...
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RHS Tweet Issue Results in Threats, Slurs on Student

November 19, 2015
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When Caley Godino pressed the button to Tweet out a message about low voter turnout in the Revere City Election and how it relates to people who are not here legally, she had no idea it would lead to threats of physical harm, cyber-bullying and, allegedly, getting kicked off the cheerleading team during her...
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School Committee Vote Tally has Candidates Still Wondering

November 19, 2015
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When School Committeeman Michael Ferrante left City Hall on Election Night with all precincts reported in, he was 80 votes ahead, topping the ticket, in the School Committee race – and in a very good mood. When he woke up the next day, he had inexplicably lost that top spot by some 224 votes,...
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Rizzo Seeks Recount in Race

November 19, 2015
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Mayor Dan Rizzo has filed petitions with the Revere Election Department asking for a recount of the votes in the Nov. 3 mayoral election in which Councillor-at-Large Brian Arrigo defeated Rizzo by a margin of 114 votes. Election Commissioner Diane Colella said the Election Department is in the process of certifying the signatures on...
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