Major Meeting Next Week Will Finalize MGH’s In-depth Community Health Assessment; Will Prioritize Health Needs to Satisfy Mandate in New Health Care Law

May 4, 2012
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A new health assessment being led by the neighborhood and conducted by Mass General Hospital (MGH) has attracted a lot of interest in Revere over the last several months and will be the subject of a major meeting next week. MGH will hold the important community meeting on May 9th at 5:30 p.m. in the...
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Basebball and Ice Cream

May 3, 2012
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Basebball and Ice Cream

Speaker of the Hhouse Bbob DeLeo passes out Hhoodsies to 4 year old William Foley at MmcMmackin’s home opener on Sunday, April 29.
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Patience is a Virtue in Parking Fine Collection

May 3, 2012
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Collecting unpaid parking fines is a measure of one’s patience, Parking Clerk John Henry said. Depending on the car in question, it could also be a lesson in futility. “With the bigger fines, it really depends on the age and model of the car as to whether we collect,” he said. “We have a...
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Home Safe? Revere’s Stephen Perez Falls Victim to Random Violence

May 3, 2012
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Stephen Perez Jr. had been in some of the most dangerous places in the world over the last few years during his military service, and every time he lived to tell the tale. With bullets routinely buzzing round him during his time as an Army sniper in Iraq and Afghanistan, the 22-year-old kept his...
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Sheriff: Hennigan Fails to Comprehend Responsibilities as Superior Court Clerk

May 3, 2012
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In the wake of comments last week from Superior Court Criminal Clerk Maura Hennigan, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney Dan Conley are swinging back – and they’re not throwing friendly jabs. In a story last week, Hennigan deflected some of the blame that was focused on her office for the accidental...
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Victim’s Family Waiting for Justice

May 3, 2012
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Members of Michael Costa’s family talked to the Journal this week and indicated that, many times, they have been lost in the shuffle as people debate the issues surrounding the alleged killer of their relative. “We have waited patiently for something to happen and for this man to pay for what he did,” said...
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The MCAS Scores Stand

May 3, 2012
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Allegations have been dismissed that Revere’s MCAS test scores are the result of fudging the scores rather than being a true measure of what children are achieving here. We agree with the School Department analysis debunking the Atlanta Journal Constitution story that revealed a long-term investigation report that found 196 school districts reporting MCAS...
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Then Rain, the Chill and Short Memories

May 3, 2012
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In early March, historic temperature highs were broken. Day after day the temperature rose into the 80’s. Many of us were walking about in our shorts and wearing polo shirts and enjoying the heat into the late evening. Much of April was a bust – not bad weather, more warmth than some of us...
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RHS Softball Team is Playing Well

May 3, 2012
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The Revere High softball continued to play well, splitting four games this past week to leave Coach Joe Ciccarello and his squad with a 6-5 record at the halfway mark of the season. The Lady Patriots now need four victories in their final nine contests in order to qualify for the state tourney. Revere...
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Police Briefs 05-02-2012

May 3, 2012
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TUESDAY, APRIL 24 Thiago P. Mainette, 29, of 88 Ambrose St., was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Michael Frattollilo, 18, of 1235 No. Shore Rd., was arrested on charges of possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle,...
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Obituaries 05-02-2012

May 3, 2012
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Frank Iacoviello Revere Resident Frank Iacoviello of Revere died on April 28. He was 48 years old. A graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1981, he was the beloved son of Gesilda and the late Nicholas; dear brother of Rocco Iacoviello and his wife, Maria of Texas and Angelo and his wife, Shawna...
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April Downpour

April 25, 2012
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April Downpour

With umbrella unfurled Diandra Dente walks down Newhall Street on Sunday, braving the heavy rains and wind. After two stellar days on Friday and Saturday, Sunday and Monday were a wash out.
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100 Days: Rizzo Reflects on First Months: Loves Job and Sets High Goals

April 25, 2012
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100 Days: Rizzo Reflects on First Months: Loves Job and Sets High Goals

Just a few short months ago, Mayor Dan Rizzo would wake up every morning to a work schedule that he had constructed – a schedule based upon running his own insurance business. It was hard work, but it was his. Nowadays, someone else makes out that schedule, and his day is determined by the...
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Formal Talks to Begin with Casino on City’s Final Mitigation Package

April 25, 2012
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Revere will be the first municipality to sit down with Suffolk Downs in the coming weeks as the City and the track begin official mitigation talks concerning the potential resort casino. Revere would be the first community in the state to begin official negotiations with a potential casino licensee. Mayor Dan Rizzo confirmed that...
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DA Conley Seeks Changes at Superior Court Clerk’s Office

April 25, 2012
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An alleged murderer who was on the loose until last weekend due to a courthouse clerical error has Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley calling for changes in the Superior Court Clerk’s Office, and the director of that office – Maura Hennigan – saying there were many mistakes made in offices that ranged from...
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Officials Dismiss Atlanta’s Charges on MCAS

April 25, 2012
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Not too many people around Revere and Chelsea get down to Atlanta very often, but certainly news travelled fast this month from The Big Peach when it’s major daily newspaper alleged that both Revere and Chelsea Schools might be cheating on the MCAS standardized tests. It’s complete poppycock, though, say local and state school...
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Casino Effort Turns Ugly in Foxboro

April 25, 2012
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Before the state’s Gambling Commission gets down to the business of awarding a license to an applicant in either East Boston/Revere or Foxboro, they will have to ask themselves collectively this question: which area is more suited to a casino and which area needs the economic boost more than the other and which area...
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Palermo Hurls Perfect Game in Win over Salem

April 25, 2012
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Freshman Sabrina Palermo tossed a perfect game to lead the Revere High softball team to a 12-0 win over Salem last Wednesday. “Sabrina pitched a tremendous game, especially for a freshman,” said RHS head coach Joe Ciccarello. Teammates Jacqui Noel (a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate), Logan DiCarlo (two hits), and Kristina Stella (two...
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Police Briefs 04-25-2012

April 25, 2012
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MONDAY, APRIL 16  Steven A. Burton, 30, of 370 Ocean Ave., was arrested on charges of kidnaping, assault & battery, assault & battery upon a police officer, resisting arrest, malicious destruction of property over $250, and disorderly conduct. Chris M. Silva, 19, of 37 Dais St., was arrested on a charge of assault &...
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Obituaries 04-25-2012

April 25, 2012
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Leah Tomlins Mattapoisett Resident Leah M. Tomlins died on April 23. She was 54 years old. Born in Hartford, CT, she was the beloved daughter of Richard R. and Marie G. (Coppinger) Tomlins; cherished sister of Richard R. Tomlins, II and his wife, Joan, Marisa Ann Tomlins and Stacey Mary DiLorenzo; aunt of Emma...
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Selling Your Old Electronics Online? Depstar.com for Pain Free Secure Service

April 23, 2012
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Selling Your Old Electronics Online? Depstar.com for Pain Free Secure Service

It’s hard to sell your old stuff. Ask anyone who has ever had a yard-sale or been to the flea market. EBay is an attractive alternative, but is often much better suited for large companies that can afford hefty seller fees. So what can the average Joe do with his old cell phones and...
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Feels Like Summer in the City

April 18, 2012
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Feels Like Summer in the City

Tens of thousands of people were drawn to Revere Beach during the heat wave earlier this week. Not since 2006 have the tempera­tures soared as they did on Monday and Tuesday.
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Stadium is Considered Most Viable Alternative Now for McKinley School

April 18, 2012
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Drastic changes have taken place over the last week at the McKinley School, with the largest piece of news being that the new school likely will not be located on the existing Yeamans Street site. Superintendent Paul Dakin said it is more than likely that the new McKinley School will be built on a...
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State of the Art Planet Fitness Fitness Facility Opens in Northgate

April 18, 2012
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Stanley DeMartinis Jr. was a record-setting home run hitter at Bentley University and had an extended tryout with the Cincinnati Reds where he trained alongside another pretty good athlete named Deion Sanders. DeMartinis, 39, still plays semi-professional baseball and coaches his two sons in Little League, but for the past twenty years he has...
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