Category: News

Governor down the beach

Governor Deval Patrick came to Revere Beach yesterday where he made a policy statement about the state’s future management of the beaches under the control of the Department of Conservation and Recreation. We trust and we hope the governor was…

Street Paving, sidewalks, etc.

Mayor Tom Ambrosino released the updated Capital Improvement Plan last week, and its entirety is available on the city’s website (www.revere.org). Among the highlights in the plan are the priorities for the street paving and sidewalk program. This summer, crews…

Dunkin Donuts Exposed

For one drive-thru clerk, this was not the kind of tip she was looking for. Around 6 p.m. on May 30th, a man pulled around to the window of the Dunkin’ Donuts in Johnnie’s Foodmaster driving a brown motor vehicle.…

House Parties

Over the past few years, warm weather has meant more than outside activities in Revere. It has meant many more loud, late night parties. Police records over the past few years indicate that there are more complaints of loud house…

Rizzo loses Senate battle

City Councillor Dan Rizzo lost his bid for State Senate on Tuesday by an unofficial margin of 2,349 votes. In a day of low voter turnout throughout the whole district, Rizzo unofficially got 5,193 votes to State Rep. Anthony Petruccelli’s…

Down to the wire

Dan Rizzo and Anthony Petruccelli are going down to the wire this weekend, as the Memorial Day is not going to interfere with last minute campaigning. The showdown on Tuesday is likely to be decided by the size of the…

Barrios leaving official

State Senator Jarrett Barrios announced yesterday that he is going to resign his seat in the state senate to take over as the head of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation. Senator Barrios leaving creates a situation where a special…

Down to the wire

Dan Rizzo and Anthony Petruccelli are going down to the wire with a full slate of heavy campaigning for former senator Robert Travaglini’s empty seat. Despite major campaigns launched by both candidates, turnout is expected to be light. A heavier…

Bridge closing collosal hassle

The closure of the General Edwards Bridge last weekend turned out to be a disaster for Revere people heading north and for North Shore people heading south. It does not appear that any thought whatsoever was given to the implications…

Barrios leaving senate?

Senator Jarrett Barrios is apparently set to leave his senate seat. Barrios, it is claimed, will be taking over an important state post offered to him by Governor Deval Patrick in the prison system or he will be taking a…

Red Sox Incident

Two RHS seniors didn’t get the taste of hops that they had hoped. Instead, they got a taste of real world consequences when they tried to buy beer at Fenway Park during a school-sponsored trip to the Red Sox game.…

GE Bridge to close this weekend

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced rather suddenly on Tuesday morning that they would be closing the General Edwards Bridge on Rt. 1A for the entire weekend. Revere Police Chief Terence Reardon told the Journal that the DCR…

DPW News and Notes

City Councillor Ira Novoselsky’s Public Works Committee met on Monday night with DPW Superintendent Don Goodwin and Mayor Tom Ambrosino to discuss a number of issues on the public works front. •The city is preparing to come down on homeowners…

Traffic Light at Showcase

City crews have begun putting up a traffic signal at the Showcase Cinemas entrance on Squire Road. As part of the cinemas major remodelling project, they agreed to work with the city to put up a traffic signal at their…

Construction Everywhere

You simply cannot go two blocks in Revere without running into – or at least seeing – a construction project. Most infuriating are the projects that have to do with the roads – and there are no small number going…

Several retiring from Schools

The School Department will have to fill the shoes of 21 veteran teachers next year and two well-known administrators as they are set to retire after this school year. Superintendent Paul Dakin said they had expected more retirees this year,…