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Medical Marijuana Store Proposed for Revere

November 6, 2013
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A Revere hotel operator and a team of associates – including former Worcester County Sheriff Guy Glodis – has applied to operate a medical marijuana center on Railroad Avenue in Revere. Boston Wellness Association of Lynnfield – run by Rodeway Inn owner Matthew Philbin – will come before the City Council for public hearing...

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Obituaries 11-06-2013

November 6, 2013
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Marie Tomlins Of Rhode Island, formerly of Revere Marie G. (Coppinger) Tomlins of Rhode Island, formerly of Revere, passed away October 28. She was 85 years old.  Mrs. Tomlins was a 1946 graduate of Immaculate Conception School in Revere where she was an organist, a member of the choir and a cheerleader. She was...

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Brady to Cookson: It’s a Touchdown

October 30, 2013
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Brady to Cookson: It’s a Touchdown

Over the past 19 months, 10-year-old Ricky Cookson has had to deal with the kinds of things no kid should have to deal with – getting treatments, listening to doctors talk about his illness and keep upbeat while having to stay away from school and friends. But last Saturday afternoon, he was a kid...

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Suffolk Owners Blindsided by Caesars

October 30, 2013
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As Suffolk Downs official Charles Baker III sat in a meeting with the Mass Gaming Commission (MGC) on Oct. 2, the news about Caesars’s troubles fell on him and the whole Suffolk ownership like a pallet of bricks from out of the blue sky – at least according to Suffolk’s witnesses at an MGC...

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Voters to Decide Casino Question

October 30, 2013
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Next Tuesday,  Revere voters will be going to the polls to decide on the Suffolk Downs Casino proposal. The process has been a long time coming, starting more than six years ago when representatives from Suffolk Downs first went into our community to tell residents about their project. To say that this is just...

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Police Briefs 10-30-2013

October 30, 2013
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MONDAY,OCTOBER 21 Craig Kenneth Bennett, 57, of 31 Beach St., was arrested on a charge of assault & battery.   TUESDAY,OCTOBER 22 Michael A. Correale, 18, of 6 Venditto Rd., was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a knife in violation of the city ordinance and trespassing. Albert W. Richards III, 18, of...

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Obituaries 10-30-2013

October 30, 2013
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Violet Sawyer IRS Retiree Violet A. (Carbone) Sawyer, a lifelong resident of Revere, died on October 23 at Blueberry Hill Healthcare of Beverly following a long confinement. She was 95 years old. Born and raised in Revere, she lived in this city her entire life before going to Blueberry Hill in August of 2007....

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Bridge Termed ‘successful result’

October 25, 2013
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Bridge Termed ‘successful result’

Bridge designer Miguel Rosales has increasingly seen his thumb print all over Boston, and last Thursday he visited Revere Beach to check out his latest finished product – the Wonderland Pedestrian Bridge. His reaction; thumb’s up. “I think it is a very successful result,” he said. “It looks very modern and slender as I...

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Revere School Officials Host Chinese Principals

October 25, 2013
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Revere School Officials Host Chinese Principals

Some 30 education directors from private schools in China converged on Revere High School (RHS) last Thursday morning for a personal tour and general discussion about how to keep on the cutting edge of urban education. The educators – who also toured Boston Latin School, BC High School and Boston Renaissance Charter School –...

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Caesars Leaves Casino Project after Gaming Comm. Report

October 25, 2013
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The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) came to bury Caesars last Friday afternoon, not to praise them. The entire casino effort at Suffolk Downs this week is in flux as the track searches for another gaming operator, Caesars Entertainment has limped out of town, rejected by MGC, and a vote on the overall casino plan...

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Police Briefs 10-23-2013

October 25, 2013
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ASSAULT REPORTED AT SUFFOLK A female employee at Suffolk Downs reported on Sunday morning that she was the victim of a sexual assault in the stables at the track. Police are in the process of interviewing the woman, but report that she might have known her attacker or attackers. No charges have been filed...

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Obituaries 10-23-2013

October 25, 2013
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Florence Feudo Officer and Past Grand Regent of Catholic Daughters of America; Enjoyed Her Friends at Rosetti-Cowan and Patriot Seniors Florence (Mastromarino) Feudo of Revere, formerly of Everett, joined her lifelong love, Peter, in Heaven on October 16. She was the Grand Regent of the former Court of St. James Lee #527 of Revere. After...

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A Grand Parade

October 16, 2013
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A Grand Parade

If there was one thing that was evident within the huge crowds lining the Columbus Day Parade route on Broadway Monday afternoon, it was that they had missed the parade in its five year absence. As Batman strode by and tanks rumbled past, spectators unanimously agreed that they were happy Mayor Dan Rizzo and...

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Casino Proves to Be a plus for Community in Pennsylvania

October 16, 2013
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Bensalem, Pa. is by all accounts an area of Greater Philadelphia very similar to East Boston and Revere. Bordering the northwest corner of Philly, Bensalem has long been a diverse ethnic enclave with blue-collar roots that prides itself on the hard work of it’s residents and small business owners. In 2006 the Philadelphia Park...

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Battling Signs: Lightbody Arrested in Incident on Broadway

October 16, 2013
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The fight for and against a casino in Revere has literally turned into a fight – with a dust up on Broadway resulting in a situation with multiple versions of the same story and the leader of the anti-casino effort – Charlie Lightbody – being arrested for punching a man. The incident follows a...

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A Great Parade

October 16, 2013
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On Monday under perfect weather, Revere’s own Columbus Day Parade returned to our city streets.  From the Chelsea line on Broadway to past St. Anthony’s Church on Revere Street, the parade wound its way down this route for more than two hours as thousands watched those who took part in the parade from marching...

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Obituaries 10-16-2013

October 16, 2013
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Patrick “PJ” MacDonald Construction Laborer Patrick “PJ” MacDonald of Revere died on October 9. He was 54 years old. A construction laborer, he was born in Lynn, the beloved son of the late Dennis and Patricia (Wilkinson) MacDonald; dear brother of John T. Coakley and his wife, Patricia A. of Woburn, Patricia Ann Gooley...

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Obituaries 10-02-2013

October 2, 2013
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George ‘Butch’ LeBlanc Of Florida, formerly of Revere George F. “Butch” LeBlanc of Thonotosassa, Florida, fomerly of Beachmont-Revere and Maine, died on September 17 after a long battle with cancer. He was 70 years old. Born in Boston, he is survived by his long time life partner Beverly Davis of Thonotosassa and his son,...

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Sharing a Piece of Revere’s History

October 2, 2013
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Revere is home to Horatio Alger, noted author of books that tell of the rise of people from rags to riches in fiction. However,  for a local family the storyline is just as true. It all started when James McChristal, the patriach of a promient family arrived in Revere in the middle of the...

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On The Upcoming Casino Vote

September 25, 2013
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On Monday afternoon the Economic Development Sub Committee of the City Council held a special meeting about the Boston Globe story on the revenue projections of the Suffolk Downs Casino and its implications for the City of Revere. After a hearing that lasted more than 90 minutes, the end result was that they all...

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