Category: News

Police Training

Calls came in Friday morning and afternoon about major police activity on the Boulevard. Revere Police affirmed that the police presence was just part of a training exercise for the SWAT unit, and not a response to any threat or…

Teacher of the Year

Kindergarten teacher Ruthann Puppo got the tap as this year’s Joan Fox Manganiello Teacher of the Year this week. Puppo has taught in the Revere system for 35 years and is now teaching full-day kindergarten at the new Whelan School.…

Beach Meeting

BEACH MEETING The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced that it will hold an update meeting for the Revere Beach Master Plan, specifically the second phase of construction work that began two weeks ago. Construction crews from D’Allesandro…

Street Sweeping Returns

The city’s Street Sweeping program will begin on Monday, Patriot’s Day, April 16th and continue through to November. The first phase of the program will involve the annual Operation Clean Sweep and residents are directed to move their vehicles according…

Middle School Lottery

The Middle School lottery for fifth graders desiring to enter the Susan B. Anthony Middle School (SBA) next year has been tentatively scheduled for May 3. The lottery is to be held in the City Council chambers and an outside…

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…