Category: News

Enough hatefulness – commentary

Isn’t it about time that some people around here begin to accept the fact that this isn’t the Revere of 1965? I am well acquainted with how difficult change is – especially large-scale change in one’s community – but enough…

Big Lou not involved

Police are still investigating the shooting on Augustus Street that happened three weeks ago, and are looking for leads. The investigation has pretty much been turned over from local police to the State Police CPAC unit, according to Chief Terence…

Howard Street Party

Warm weather hasn’t even visited us yet, and already the large house parties have started to pop up. A large house party on Howard Street last Saturday night disturbed neighbors and brought the police to the street twice. Police responded…

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…