Ever Closer… – Suffolk poised to receive a casino license

January 13, 2010
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By all reasonable accounts and by all standard methods of measure, Suffolk Downs appears poised to gain a casino license when and if the legislature finally gets around to taking up the subject and doing something substantive about it. All signs from high places point to Suffolk Downs receiving a casino license. Mind you,...

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President Zambuto – He will use a firm hand and a strong gavel

January 13, 2010
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Councillor at Large Anthony Zambuto has been elected president of the city council for the 2010 legislative term. We congratulate him on his victory but more importantly on the show of support given to him by all his colleagues. There was a great deal of political jockeying this year before a final choice was...

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Obituaries 01-13-2010

January 13, 2010
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Caterina ‘Terina’ Mannone Revere resident Caterina "Terina" (Valenti) Mannone of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Marsala Sicily, died on January 11. The beloved wife of Giacomo Mannone with whom she shared 63 years of marriage, she was the loving mother of Filomena "Fina" Mannone, Sebastiano "Sebio" Mannone, Salvatore "Sal" Mannone and Massimo "Max"...

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Hand-raising experience Council and School Committee members are sworn in, amid less pomp and circumstance

January 7, 2010
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Hand-raising experience Council and School Committee members are sworn in, amid less pomp and circumstance

It was most likely the shortest inaugural ceremony on record, but nonetheless, 10 city councillors and six School Committee members took the oath of office Monday night. Due to budget cuts, about a month ago the city ruled out having the typical inaugural celebration and after-party. That left a bare bones swearing in ceremony,...

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Trial finally underway; attorneys await ruling on ballistics evidence

January 7, 2010
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Trial finally underway; attorneys await ruling on ballistics evidence

The long-awaited trial of fallen Officer Daniel Talbot began Monday morning, and by Wednesday, a jury had been assembled to hear the case. Judge Patrick Brady took his seat on the bench Monday in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court around 9:30 a.m. just as accused shooter Robert Iacoviello Jr., 22, and accomplice James Heang, 20,...

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Court presence – Revere’s Dawley captains the Malden Catholic basketball team

January 7, 2010
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Court presence – Revere’s Dawley captains the Malden Catholic basketball team

When Malden Catholic High School basketball coach Jim Silvio took over the program last season, he said he wanted to bring his own coaching style to the job. That is, Silvio wanted athletes who were going to work hard every day in practice, dedicate themselves to the team concept, lead by example on and...

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Resigning is the Answer – Galluccio must step down

January 7, 2010
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We urge Senator Anthony Galluccio to immediately resign his position. He cannot serve the people of Revere while in jail and more importantly, the people of Revere want a working senator to represent them. In addition, if the senator has any hope for redemption, it lies in the belief that it is a far...

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The Talbot Case – Murder trial begins

January 7, 2010
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The Talbot murder trial is finally underway in Suffolk Superior Court. We hope that this trial will finally and forever determine the true events that took place late on a summer night more than 2 years ago on the ball field behind Revere High School. It was on that ball field that Revere Police...

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The Long Weekend – Snowy beginning to the New Year

January 7, 2010
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The long holiday weekend has come and gone. The snow and the wind and the high tides were something to behold – and to love for hearty New Englanders caught up in the dead of Winter. Inside our homes while the storm went on for two days outside gave many of us a chance...

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Police Blotter 01-07-2010

January 7, 2010
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Dashing through the snow … A homeless man driving a snow-covered vehicle led police on a wild car and foot chase last Sunday morning. Around 11 a.m. Sunday police observed a man in a brown Toyota on Squire Road whose vehicle was totally obscured by snow. At one point, he made an erratic lane...

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Obituaries 01-07-2010

January 7, 2010
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Linda Consolo Avis Rent a Car Administrative Assistant Linda M. Consolo of Crest Avenue, Revere died suddenly at the Whidden Hospital, Everett on December 31. She was 53 years old. Born in Winthrop and a lifetime resident of Revere, she was the beloved daughter of James O’Neill and the late Geraldine (Adamson). She was...

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2009 Men and Women of the Year: Revere High School staff, teachers and students

December 30, 2009
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2009 Men and Women of the Year: Revere High School staff, teachers and students

Revere of 2009 has been a changing place. It is a place where transience among residents has become even more prevalent than in the past. People come and people go in a way that those who have been in Revere for a long time have never seen. Neighborhoods that were once made up of...

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After surviving outside for decades, one Revere character dies when taken inside for help

December 30, 2009
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After surviving outside for decades, one Revere character dies when taken inside for help

In Revere, there are regular people you get to know – your friends and neighbors, co-workers and acquaintances – and then there are the characters in the city that no one really knows but everyone knows of. One of those characters – Roger DiPesa, a long-time local homeless man who suffered from mental illness...

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Talbot trial will begin on Monday after more than two years of preparations

December 30, 2009
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Journal Staff Report After more than two years of waiting, the murder trial of Revere Police Officer Daniel Talbot will begin Monday, January 4, at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. The process of jury selection will commence at 9 a.m. on Monday in Courtroom 815. Judge Patrick Brady will preside over the trial. At...

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Jenkins pours in 30 points in win over Classical

December 30, 2009
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Morgan Jenkins pumped in 30 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the Revere High girls basketball team to a 62-46 win over Lynn Classical last Wednesday. The triumph, which came on the heels of a 65-38 rout of Beverly two days earlier, improved the Lady Patriots’ record to 4-1 on the season. “Our...

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Boys fall in 3OT thriller at Beverly

December 30, 2009
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Close only counts in horseshoes, as the saying goes, and the Revere High boys basketball team learned the truth of that axiom after last Monday’s 72-67 loss at Beverly in triple overtime. “Both teams had ample opportunity to win the game in regulation and the first two overtimes,” said RHS head coach Rick Hayes....

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Scata takes first in shotput vs. Gloucester

December 30, 2009
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Briana Scata took first place in the shotput and Jessica Simpson scored points in two events to highlight the RHS girls indoor track team’s meet against Gloucester that was held last Tuesday at Peabody. Scata’s shotput toss of 27 feet easily outdistanced the field, with the next closest competitor coming in at 23-7. Lady...

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Arachiche dashes to victory vs. Gloucester

December 30, 2009
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Souhil Arachiche won the dash event for the second straight meet, speeding to victory in the 45 yard dash in 5.3 seconds in last Tuesday’s meet against Gloucester that was held in Peabody. Chris Panzini grabbed a second place in the1000 yard run in 2:43.9 and Brahim Rhazi did likewise in the mile run...

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Happy New Year – Better days lie ahead

December 30, 2009
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There is no way to know what awaits us before it happens – and so – we watch the coming of 2010 with great interest and hope. The hope is for a healthy, prosperous New Year. The interest is in having a positive year of gains and success in both our personal lives and...

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Obituaries 12-30-2009

December 30, 2009
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Vincent Messina Sr. Of Medford, formerly of Revere Vincent Messina Sr. of Medford, formerly of Revere, died on December 27. A member of E.A.A. 106 Flying Club of Lawrence, he was the beloved husband of the late Edith (DiGiovanni) Messina; devoted father of Marianne Messina and Vincent Messina Jr. both of Connecticut; dear brother...

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Too much Christmas cheer

December 30, 2009
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It was the night before Christmas at the Sunoco station last week when what did everyone’s wondering eyes did appear, but an alleged drunk man who got into the wrong car and sped north. Officers encountered the drunk man and the car’s rightful owner at the corner of North Shore Road and Eliot Road...

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Six of one…

December 30, 2009
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Six bags of marijuana don’t equal an arrest anymore. Police were called to a residence on Suffolk Avenue on Dec. 24 for a disturbance between two family members. One man, Tito Sanchez, 23, of 107 Suffolk Ave., reported having been involved in a small argument over money with his brother-in-law. That argument resulted in...

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Arrest Report 12-30-2009

December 30, 2009
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Monday, December 21 Malcolm Xavier George, 18, of Chelsea, was charged with larceny of property over $250. Josephine Pellegrini, 43, of 259 Lantern Rd, was arrested on one warrant. Eric Sheehan, 31, of Dracut, was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250 and two counts of assault. Tuesday, December 22 Fabiola Charles, 23,...

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Arrest Report 12-30-2009

December 30, 2009
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Monday, December 21 Malcolm Xavier George, 18, of Chelsea, was charged with larceny of property over $250. Josephine Pellegrini, 43, of 259 Lantern Rd, was arrested on one warrant. Eric Sheehan, 31, of Dracut, was charged with malicious destruction of property over $250 and two counts of assault. Tuesday, December 22 Fabiola Charles, 23,...

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