Category: News

Students caught with knife at Susan B. MS

One seventh-grader is facing charges for bringing a knife to school and making threats. Officers charged the 13-year-old Susan B. Anthony (SBA) Middle School student with violating the city knife ordinance and school officials are considering expelling the student and…

Housebreaks up; police seek one man

Patrick Wiswall  An upsurge in housebreaks has police on the lookout for suspects. Since late March, Revere has logged 62 housebreaks or attempted housebreaks throughout the city, which is a bit higher than normal. This past week alone, there were…

City Budget

Mayor Tom Ambrosino said on Friday that the City Budget would be out on Monday and it is expected to be up around 5 percent – even though it contains no new spending. Ambrosino said to expect a very lean…

Mickey D’s on the Move

The Squire Road McDonald’s may make a move across the street after more than 40 years at the current location. The restaurant is one of the oldest locations in the region and scores of residents remember it as a destination…

Middle School Lottery picks

Thursday night the middle school lottery for fifth graders in the Paul Revere, Lincoln and Whelan Elementary Schools went off without a hitch – other than the emotional anxiety. Anyone who can remember being the last one chosen, or not…

Casella and the OUI

According to sources who claim to know, Councillor Mark Casella’s problems are multiplying instead of going away. The Revere Police have allegedly amended their recent Operating Under the Influence (OUI) complaint against the councilor to include previous instances of driving…

Rocky Beach stairs

City councillors Monday night denied a request to take by eminent domain two pieces of property on Beachmont Avenue that would have allowed stairs for beach access to be re-built at that location. The Council voted after much discussion –…

Lido, City settle differences

The city and Club Lido owners have entered into a settlement agreement that calls for the club to close as early as September 2008, or as late as December 2009. The settlement was announced last Thursday night at the License…

Mayor declines DCR post

Mayor Tom Ambrosino has formally declined an offer by state Environmental Affairs Director Ian Bowles to head up the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) – the agency responsible for maintaining Revere Beach. In a phone call Monday morning,…

Congrats Vicki Richardson

Sigourney Street resident Vicki Richardson has been chosen as Revere’s ‘Unsung Heroine of 2007’ by the state Commission on the Status of Women. Richardson’s nomination and award were kept a secret until just last week, when there was a surprise…

Revere Dairy

When Revere developer Michael Venditto got approval some two years ago to build a nice new multi-use building on the Revere Dairy site on Broadway, he was handed a permit with some 17 conditions. Now, the building still isn’t built…

RHA off ‘troubled list’

The Revere Housing Authority (RHA) got word from the federal government this week that they have been removed from the ‘troubled performer’ list. After compounding problems in the authority, in 2005 the RHA Board and federal Housing and Urban Development…

Important Beach meeting tonight

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced yesterday that they are planning to close down the Boulevard to southbound traffic and west side parking for the next six months, starting on May 1. The restriction will run from Revere…

Billboard bashing

City Councillors applauded Councillor George Rotondo’s motion Monday night that called for a change in the city ordinance that deals with billboards. The change would fine companies that leave their billboards torn, or out of date or just unsightly. Several…

Losing the House

Recent statistics unearthed by the Journal and State Sen. Jarrett Barrios’s (D-Cambridge) office show that Revere has one of the highest rates of foreclosure in the state for a city its size, and one of the highest percentages of high-interest…

Copycat student removed

School officials said they had to remove a middle schooler from one of the schools Monday for threatening to copy the actions taken at Virginia Tech last week by a disgruntled student. The middle schooler was apparently serving an in-school…

Show some courage…

Many may not have heard about a bill being proposed on Beacon Hill. The bill itself is a good idea, the practice it seeks to eliminate is just about the worst thing we’ve ever heard of, and yet another example…

Mayor taking post at State House?

Mayor Ambrosino has apparently been considering an offer from the governor to take over the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Ambrosino, according to DCR officials who wished to remain unnamed, has been visiting the agency headquarters in Boston and familiarizing…