Category: News

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 The change would fine companies that leave their billboards torn, or out of date or just unsightly.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…

Tax Deadline Extended

Those of you rushing to the post office to file your taxes can rest easy – at least for the next 48 hours. Late Monday, the IRS decided to allow taxpayers affected by the winter storm in Massachusetts and other…

Stormy Weather

Storm surge nailed the coast of Beachmont and even pounded Revere Beach Monday morning – with the high tide mark at 11 a.m. producing some pretty dramatic waves. Winthrop Parkway was shut down Sunday night and the flood gates were…

Prom Party

School police and school administrators have launched a full-scale investigation into an after prom party that went bad, apparently calling in scores of parents and kids during the course of the investigation last week. Officers and school officials interviewed a…

Casella’s response

Councillor Mark Casella has employed Revere Attorney Gerry D’Ambrosio to defend him against a possible charge of operating while under the influence of alcohol, and D’Ambrosio tells the Journal that they are confident Casella will not be charged with that…

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…