Revere Patriots go down to Marblehead, 20-21, @Marblehead on Oct. 8, 2010

October 11, 2010
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Revere Patriots go down to Marblehead, 20-21, @Marblehead on Oct. 8, 2010

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Three-alarm fire on Dana Street, Sept. 30, 2010

October 8, 2010
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Three-alarm fire on Dana Street, Sept. 30, 2010

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RHS vs. Swampscott football, Oct. 2, 2010

October 7, 2010
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RHS vs. Swampscott football, Oct. 2, 2010

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He radiates talent – McKinley teacher finds music in (of all things) his heating system

October 6, 2010
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He radiates talent – McKinley teacher finds music in (of all things) his heating system

To some, the groaning and creaking of an old steam heating system may be a painful reminder of how much heating oil costs these days, but to others like Travis Ramsey, those sounds are the sounds of music. The McKinley Elementary School teacher and musical composer has taken inspiration from the old boiler and...

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Where have all the racing dogs gone? – First they went to Florida; now many are back in Bay State

October 6, 2010
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Where have all the racing dogs gone? – First they went to Florida; now many are back in Bay State

There may not be greyhound racing in Massachusetts anymore, but there are still a lot of greyhounds. In Massachusetts, a statewide ballot question in 2008 passed by a large margin and ended dog racing here forever. Locally, tracks like Wonderland were pretty much put out of business. Others, like the Taunton track, were also...

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Authorities make an arrest in Reservoir Avenue homicide

October 6, 2010
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A Revere man has been arrested in the shooting death of a Jamaica Plain man with Revere tires, a homicide that happened on top of Reservoir Avenue last Wednesday evening. Alen Stijakovic, 19, of 145 Ward St. #10, was arrested for the shooting on Monday and charged with murder. He was arraigned in Chelsea...

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A Blue’s note Big Blue edge Revere by a mere point, in NEC thriller

October 6, 2010
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Journal The 3-0 Revere Patriots visited Swampscott on Saturday afternoon and for one half of the football game, they were poised to go to 4-0. Leading 34-14 after the first half, and with five touchdown runs from standout running back Trae Weathers already in the books, the Patriots...

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Crowded Classes – Expanding enrollment is biggest challenge facing the Revere School Committee

October 6, 2010
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Revere’s public school enrollment is soaring. This year alone, the school population has grown by 288 students over last year – a remarkable figure all things considered. In fact, from two years ago, the enrollment has swelled by 400 students. There are 6,433 students as of this week in the Revere public schools. That...

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Arrest Report 10-06-2010

October 6, 2010
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MONDAY, SEPT. 27 John M. Church, 21, listed as homeless, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of resisting arrest and illegal possession of a Class E controlled narcotic substance. Stephen Anthony Walker, 36, of 225 Crescent ave., was arrested on charges of breaking & entering in the nighttime with intent to...

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Blaze causes $500,000 in property damage on North Shore Rd., Dana St.

September 30, 2010
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Blaze causes $500,000 in property damage on North Shore Rd., Dana St.

Firefighters have learned this week that the cause of last Thursday’s three-alarm fire on North Shore Road and Dana Street was a discarded mattress leaning against a home with asphalt shingle siding. Chief Gene Doherty said the investigation is still ongoing, and they’re trying to determine if it was arson. “The fire started with...

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No fear: RPD officer, business owner save a life

September 30, 2010
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No fear: RPD officer, business owner save a life

Dana Street was but a cloud of black smoke Thursday afternoon. People were running out of buildings hysterically and the scene was becoming chaotic as a triple-decker began to go up in flames. Public safety personnel had yet to arrive. People were screaming. Others were taking pictures. And some alert observers were calling 9-1-1....

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As enrollments soar, superintendent calls for another school

September 30, 2010
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The new school smell still hasn’t worn out of the School Department’s latest new building, the Paul Revere School, and already Superintendent Paul Dakin is saying he needs another. Sound insane? It’s really not when one analyzes the enrollment numbers from the past few years. This year, as of late last week, the total...

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Johnnie’s will reopen next month with a new name, but same local ownership

September 30, 2010
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Johnnie’s Foodmaster on Squire Road has reinvented itself, and after some major renovations are complete, they plan to open in early October with a new name, but retain the same staff and ownership. John DeJesus, second-generation owner of the grocery store chain (his Dad was the original Johnnie), told the Journal in a recent...

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Trae straight victories – Weathers rushes for 188 yards and four touchdowns to lead Revere to a perfect 3-0 start

September 30, 2010
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The Revere Patriots got another outstanding rushing effort from senior running back Trae Weathers who rushed for 188 yards and four touchdowns on just 22 carries Friday night, to help Revere get out to its first 3-0 start in 29 years with a 24-15 victory over Danvers. “Trae has just been huge for us,...

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Count Rizzo In – Councillor will run for mayor

September 30, 2010
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Councillor at Large Dan Rizzo made it clear during an interview last week that he is, in fact, a candidate for mayor and that he will be seeking the office of mayor if and when Mayor Thomas Ambrosino leaves or does not run for re-election. Rizzo made it clear that he will officially announce...

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Ban Is Off The Mark – The City Council should reconsider its move to prohibit electronic devices from Chambers

September 30, 2010
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We urge the city council to reconsider its effort to ban electronic devices from the city council chamber. It is an ill-advised measure that is sure to show the council in a negative light should it do so. The effort is to stop the use by councillors of cell-phones and lap top computers during...

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Arrest Report 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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MONDAY, SEPT. 20 Martin Hickey, 23, of 42 Dehon St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance and illegal possession of a Class E controlled narcotic substance. TUESDAY, SEPT. 21 Jillian N. Concannon, 27, of 820 Broadway, was arrested on...

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Obituaries 09-30-2010

September 30, 2010
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Edith Sperrazza Revere resident Edith (Rapacioli) Sperrazza of Revere, formerly of the North End of Boston, died on September 27. She was the beloved wife of Rosario “Ross” Sperrazza with whom she shared 48 years of marriage; loving mother of Alisa Sperrazza of Revere; dear sister of Eleanor Silvestri of Somerville and the late...

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Check Out How Your Child’s School Did

September 27, 2010
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District Charts and RHS and SC School Charts

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Helen McKenna and Robert Cuddy were married last Sunday on Revere Beach on the famous bandstand by former city clerk John Henry.

September 22, 2010
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Helen McKenna and Robert Cuddy were married last Sunday on Revere Beach on the famous bandstand by former city clerk John Henry.

McKenna, who grew up in Revere, chose the beach because she said it was a beautiful venue. She is shown making marriage vows on the bandstand. In the photo right, Helen and her children, Fay and Liam, are shown in the horse and carriage that took them to the beach for the ceremony.

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Mastering MCAS – Revere makes strides on statewide exam

September 22, 2010
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Hitting the state average on the MCAS test was once a lofty goal for the Revere Public School, but nowadays it is the expectation. Two schools – and nearly a third one – scored at the state average on every MCAS test this year, a major first for the district. MCAS test results from...

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Local police are ready to enforce new texting ban

September 22, 2010
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Put the Sidekick phone down and step away from the car. It won’t be quite that harsh or dramatic, but Revere Police are ready to start enforcing the statewide No Texting Law next Thursday, September 30. “Officers will be prepared to write tickets when they have good enough evidence that people are texting while...

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Antonia’s entertainment license suspended for two weeks

September 22, 2010
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License Commissioners suspended the controversial entertainment license at Antonia’s on the Beach for two weeks at their meeting on Thursday afternoon in City Hall. Fire Inspector Dan Maniff reported to the Commission that Antonia’s had a capacity that requires a sprinkler system and, to date, they don’t have one. Maniff and owner Wayne Cintolo...

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Noel’s goal in final minute gives Revere a 1-1 tie with Beverly

September 22, 2010
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The Revere High girls soccer team pulled out a dramatic 1-1 tie with Beverly last week thanks to a goal by sophomore Jackie Noel with just 30 seconds to play. Senior Captain Marisa Parent brought the ball down close to the Beverly net and then fed a nice pass over to Noel for the...

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