April 7, 2010
Ward 6 residents are urged to vote on Tuesday in the special senate election being held to fill the seat vacated by former Senator Anthony Galluccio. The special election offers a number of candidates, but the campaign has evolved into a contest between Cambridge Attorney Tim Flaherty and Everett City Councillor Sal DiDomenico. Both men have campaigned in Revere and in Ward 6 to capture the hearts and minds of those who will be coming out to vote on Tuesday.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s expanded gambling bill has made it out of the House Committee on Commerce and will be sent to the full House for a vote next week after being reported favorably. Suffolk Downs has stated its interest in operating a casino-hotel complex, while Wonderland will seek to redevelop its property rather than become a slots parlor.
It was a loaded handgun discovered in the bushes by a toddler at a Fourth of July cookout that pushed several Beachmont neighbors over the edge and sparked them into action to form a neighborhood crime watch.
“Clash of the Titans,” “Why Did I Get Married Too?”, and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” are playing at the Revere Showcase Cinemas.
20 years ago
April 12, 2000
A former Department of Corrections officer reportedly is being investigated for allegedly having taken $100 in cash bribes to allow inmates who were on work release to meet with their girlfriends at bars or to go on strolls along the Boulevard unattended.
The trial of a mother and her boyfriend is underway today on charges that the couple locked the mother’s two children in a room where the children perished in a blaze at their Morris St. townhouse.
Six councilors have filed a motion asking the council’s Public Safety Committee to look into charges that former Council candidate Richard Ireton threatened Ward 6 Councilor Mark Casella because Casella had voted for Dan Rizzo to replace former Council Pres. Albert Fiore. Ireton reportedly did not favor Rizzo’s appointment and had tried to get Casella to vote against Rizzo.
Revere’s John DiComandrea, 72, will lace up his sneakers for another Boston Marathon. DiComandrea’s best time was in 1955 when he ran a 2:37 and finished 12th. He has been running in the Marathon since 1947, when only 400 men competed.
Four cases of whooping cough have been confirmed among eighth grade students at the Beachmont school.
A nine-alarm fire destroyed the Orient Heights Yacht Club Saturday afternoon.
“29 Days,” “Rules of Engagement,” and “The Road to El Dorado” are playing at the Revere Showcase Cinemas.
30 years ago
April 11, 1990
Faced with the worst budget crisis in city history, officials said they are planning to issue layoff notices for as many as 60 teachers next week.
The City Council met with representatives from the Revere police union. Councilors pledged to find funds to keep the police department properly staffed and equipped, but in return they said they wanted a more professional attitude displayed by officers.
The city’s cable TV license is expected to be transferred to Continental Cablevision this Friday from Colonial Cablevision, the holder of the original franchise that began in 1968.
“I Love You to Death,” “Ernest Goes to Jail,” and “The Hunt for Red October” are playing at the Revere Showcase Cinemas.
40 years ago
April 9, 1980
The City Council will hold a public hearing on April 29 to take up a measure offered by Ward 1 Councillor Rita Singer that would set strict guidelines on apartment units being converted into condominiums.
Homeowners Ginny and Burt DeVeaux, whose Beachmont home was destroyed in the Blizzard of 1978, have rebuilt a new home that features solar heating and water ducts to channel any future flood waters away from the home. The couple had lived at the location since 1938.
Mayor George V. Colella and new Police Chief John DeLeire told City Council members that the Specialized Patrol Unit of the Revere Police Department is doing a fine job in the war on drugs. However, councillors said they were displeased with the unit’s performance.
Orson Welles stars in “The Late, Great Planet Earth” at the Kincade Theatre in Winthrop.
50 years ago
April 9, 1970
The City Council, in an unusual Friday night session just before the deadline, approved a budget for 1970 of $13,393,367, slashing $221,322 from the budget that had bene submitted by Mayor George V. Colella.
Revere High students hosted students from Bedford High School this week as part of a student exchange day program.
The City Council reaffirmed its decision to grant a permit to Colonial Cablevision for pole and wire locations throughout the city.
Revere Detective Michael Casoli, with help from a tip, arrested a juvenile on charges of selling marijuana after watching the youngster hide a cache of marijuana, estimated to be valued in the $1000 range, in a field off East Mountain Ave.
City Councillor Arthur Nigro reported to the full council that, “The drug problem in the city is not as great as we had feared,” after he had met with law enforcement officials.
Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voigt star in “Midnight Cowboy” at the Revere Drive In.
60 years ago
April 14, 1960
A meeting among the 10 area communities that might join together to form a regional technical school resulted in a conclusion that an ideal site for the school would be in No. Revere on Rt. C-1.
Gov. Foster Furcolo has sent a special message to the legislature seeking $550,000 for repairs to the seawalls and shore areas of Revere, Lynn, Nahant, and Winthrop.
The $500,000 fund drive for the Revere Memorial Hospital is just $70,000 short of its goal.
Anthony M. Vegelante is the new President of the Our Lady of Lourdes Holy Name Society.
Richard Burton and Barbara Rush star in “The Bramble Bush” at the Revere Drive In. Disney’s “Toby Tyler” is playing at the Revere Theatre.
70 years ago
April 13, 1950
New Plan E City Manager Edward C. Monahan, speaking before a gathering of the newly-organized Revere Municipal League for Good Government, lashed out at the politicians, grafters, and others “who often have used every means to sabotage good government.” He declared that “the gravy train has ended” and indirectly attacked former elected Mayor Raymond Carey, who presently sits on the City Council, for having operated a “politically ridden government.”
Carmine DiPietro is the new Venerable of the Revere Men’s Lodge, Sons of Italy of America.
Beatrice Price is the new President of the Revere Lodge and Chapter, B’nai B’rith.
Broderick Crawford, Mercedes McCambridge, and Joanne Dru star in “All the King’s Men” at the Revere and Boulevard Theatres.
80 years ago
April 11, 1940
RHS students Rita Hammel of 16 Highland St. and Richard M. Bagnulo of 44 Vane St. are the winners of the essay contest sponsored by the Auxiliary of the local VFW.
The rolling stock and other equipment of the defunct Narrow Gauge Railroad has been sold to Chelsea junk dealer Samuel Gordon Inc. of Chelsea for $118,756.
Seventy students received diplomas at the closing exercises of Americanization classes last Thursday in the high school auditorium.
Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman, and Eddie Albert star in “Brother Rat and the Baby” at the Winthrop and State theatres.