Category: News

Worker dies at Overlook Ridge

A Somerville man was killed on Monday while doing masonry work at Roseland’s ongoing Overlook Ridge project in North Revere. The man’s identity was not being immediately released. “It was a tragic accident,” said Nancy Sterling, a spokesperson for Roseland.…

Contractor fined

A subcontractor working on the new police station was fined $6,000 by the Revere Resident Employment Monitoring Committee this week. Ajax Construction was found to have worked 10 days on the project without having the minimum number of Revere residents…

Heads or Tails

The Purchasing Department reported on Friday that they would conduct a coin toss on Monday to see which landscaping company gets the contract to maintain Leach Park at the Beachmont School. Apparently, GTA Landscaping of Everett and Green Acres Landscaping…

Good Friday

Good Friday saw a flurry of activities around the city at the various churches, and even personally as people seemed to take things slower and be in more of a contemplative mood. This morning, a group from St. Anthony’s paraded…

Immaculate Conception (IC)

If you’re down on today’s younger generation, then Father George Szal of IC has an upbeat message for you about some of Revere’s young people. Szal told the Journal that during the four Sundays of Lent, several young adults and…

Signs of an Election

Political signs have begun to pop up everywhere this week and the large Dan Rizzo signs seem to be dominating the landscape so far. From the Boulevard to North Shore Road and over to Malden Street (where Ann Raponi has…

Boulevard

If you’re hungering for a ride down the Beach, stay away from the Boulevard. Work on the Boulevard from Kelly’s to the Point of Pines began last week. Right now, crews from D’Allesandro contractors have begun digging up the Boulevard,…

Furlong to Racing Commish

Mayoral aid Bob Furlong was sworn in this week as an associate member on the state Racing Commission. Furlong said that he was nominated for the chairmanship, but declined because he felt it was more than he wanted to take…

Cambodian New Year

The Revere Buddhist Community – the temple on Thornton Street – will be holding quite a celebration next weekend, on April 14th, to celebrate the Cambodian New Year. Officially, it is the ‘Year of the Pig.’ Organizer Sareth Sak said…

51 Beach St.

Comments continue to come in regarding a party that was broken up at 51 Beach St. on Saturday, March 24th. Party-goers accuse police of civil rights violations, while others (presumably neighbors and police) accuse party-goers of holding up babies to…

License Commission Calls Reardons

License Commission members decided last Thursday night, March 29, at their monthly meeting that they would be calling Reardon’s Pub before them concerning allegations aired last month in an undercover Fox 25 news report about illegal gambling on poker machines.…

Don’t panic, water’s okay

A panic has seemed to grip a good many people this afternoon about a problem with the drinking water. The Journal offices were flooded with calls and there were stories that ranged from mundane complaints to all-out conspiracy theories. According…

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.…