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Election commentary

Incumbency has its advantages and since the state senatorial race kicked off last week, Dan Rizzo’s camp has increasingly seen the subtle advantages of incumbency used by State Rep. Anthony Petruccelli’s campaign. After many years of having no ties or…

Suffolk Downs Sold

A well-heeled New York City developer – formerly Donald Trump’s partner and best friend – has acquired a significant interest in Suffolk Downs Racetrack today, according to the track. Richard Fields, president of Coastal Development, now is the largest shareholder…

Fundraisers attract hundreds

Political season is underway bigtime with Mayor Thomas Ambrosino – who is enjoying his first four year term, raising big money at a wonderful time held last week at Spinellis on Route 1. Hundreds attended the $250 per person event…

Party or Riot?

Police broke up an extremely out of control party last Saturday, March 24th at an apartment in 51 Beach St. The party was so over the top that neighbors more than a block away could hear the music as if…

Flags for Memorial Day

In preparation for Memorial Day, Revere Veterans’ Services Department is gathering information of deceased Revere veterans. If you wish to have a flag placed at your loved ones grave, please contact us as soon as possible with the name, cemetery,…

On the Street Beat

Last week we saw something that required a double take – cops walking a beat on Broadway. For many years it has been requested, but could never be accommodated because there just weren’t enough officers, according to Chief Terence Reardon.…

Veterans Essay

The Revere Veteran’s Committee is sponsoring an essay contest for Revere Public School students in grades 6, 7 and 8. The subject is ‘Why I say Thanks to a Veteran,’ and two winning essays will be read at the Nov.…

Riverside dispute settled

Members of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) denied Riverside Association President Elaine Hurley a variance to extend her driveway. The matter was continued last month and has become a real tussle between Hurley and her neighbors, Andrea Arinella and…

New rules on Yard Sales

The Health Department is gearing up to enforce the new Yard Sale ordinance that was passed last summer and went into effect in January. Residents are allowed three yard sales per year for three day apiece. Also, residents have to…

Behind bars

It would be nice if he were put away for decades, but – even so – the man responsible for purse snatching old ladies in the Broadway area in 2005 was sentenced to at least two years in prison on…

Congratulations

Congratulations are in order for City Councillor Ira Novoselsky, who became a grandfather again recently. The baby has returned home and is safe and ready to begin its life.

Whose the 5th grader?

There are about to be a lot of angry parents in the next week or so as school officials announced this week that they will conduct a 5th grade lottery for seats at the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) Middle School.…

On the campaign trail

Attorney Phil Boncore, a councillor at large in Winthrop, has pulled papers in anticipation of a possible run for Robert Travaglini’s vacant senate seat. Boncore will apparently be running as an Independent. By running as an Independent he can skip…

Toomey drops out

Cambridge Representative and city councillor Tim Toomey has apparently decided he will not be seeking the senate seat vacated by Robert Travaglini. The popular Cambridge politician had been posturing for a run. A Winthrop candidate running as in Independent candidate…

Level 3 Sex Offender Update

Three new Level 3 sex offenders have registered in the city over the past month, bringing the total number to eight. •Richard Thayer, a 45-year-old black male with a brown/orange afro and 5’10” 225 pounds, now lives at 530 Revere…

Water and Sewer

Opening the water bill over the past year has been easier to digest than in previous years, but expect a little argida this year as bills are going up. Last year water and sewer rates stayed the same – no…

Underlying Huzzahs

Anytime a big election comes up in Revere, every politician around seems to begin to turn unrelated issues into a reason to advocate for the candidate of their choice. Sometimes those stump speeches are blatant. Other times, they’re not so…

Rizzo versus Petruccelli

Councillor at Large Dan Rizzo is off to a fast start in what many around here are considering a sprint to the primary to be held the day after Memorial Day for the senate seat vacated by Robert Travaglini. Rizzo…

Beachmont Stairs

City councillors unanimously pushed an eminent domain taking proposal to a public hearing at Monday night’s Council meeting. Mayor Tom Ambrosino is pushing a plan that would take Beachmont Avenue to allow for the state Department of Conservation and Recreation…