Month: September 2012

Thar’ She Blows

Fourth grade students at the A.C. Whelan School participated in “Figure it out Fridays”/ Science Fridays last Friday afternoon, a program that runs every week thanks to the school’s Extended Learning Time (ELT) grant. Here, students observe a model representing…

Council Approves Project

It came down to a roll of the dice – a bit of a gamble – and most City Councillors weren’t willing to call the bluff of an Everett developer who has plans to build 261 apartment units at a…

Revere Businessman Falls Prey to Scam

In what allegedly appears to be a scam of major proportions, the MBTA has placed a Blue Line subway train superintendent on administrative leave and the Transit Police have embarked on an aggressive investigation into allegations in the purported scam.…

Schools Hit High Mark on MCAS

As Superintendent Paul Dakin and Assistant Superintendent Dianne Kelley perused the initial MCAS test numbers for Revere Schools last week, one thing about those scores seemed to jump off the dry erase board. As Dakin pointed to the top of…

Local Man Shot on Rose St.

State and local officials are investigating every angle in the shooting death of Revere’s Richard Pignone, 55, at an apartment in the Rose Street Development last Thursday night. Revere Police and Revere Fire responded to 52 Rose St. at about…

Good News for Education

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has renewed Revere High School’s accreditation. According to the school’s principal Lourenco Garcia, RHS passed all seven key standards and received 40 commendations. Superintendent Paul Dakin said he was pleased with the…

Reinstein Knows of What She Speaks

At the recent Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Casa Lucia, Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein was the featured speaker. During a half hour presentation, she showed why she has been and remains Revere’s premier woman representing the city on Beacon Hill. In…

Police Briefs 09-26-2012

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 Hector Lugo, 27, of Hyde Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Jomar Sierra, 25, of Arlington, was arrested on a charge of conspiracy to violate the drug laws. Giovanni Merced, 26, of 51 Taft Ave., was…

Obituaries 09-26-2012

Joseph Caggiano Retired Boston Police Detective Det. Joseph E. Caggiano, B.P.D. (retired) died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on September 20. He was 89 years old. Born in Boston, the dear son of the late Grace (Ferrara) and Ernest P.…

Road Race

A road racer in the Allstate 13.1 Road Race runs past Kelly’s on the Boulevard last Sunday morning. While racers from all over the country raved about the weather and the ocean route, residents in Revere along the course were…

Officials Pass New Rx Bill

As this weekend’s Revere Beach Memorial approaches, local elected officials and anti-addition advocates are using the spotlight to focus in on a different kind of fight against drug addiction. The current struggle, they say, is not as much on the…

The Jewish New Year

Boston’s Jewish community has ushered in the New Year with synagogue services, prayer and with traditional family gatherings. Revere’s Jewish community is doing exactly the same. Now comes the ten days of penitence for Jews all over the world, during…