Category: News

More on casino gambling

Increasingly, the governor’s casino gambling initiative is looking like a chess game. Now the governor is telling us he may present the legislation allowing casino gambling to the senate before the house in order to sidestep the negativity of many…

Governor sanctioning gambling today

Governor Deval Patrick is just hours away from announcing his plan for licensing casino gambling in the state. Over the weekend, numerous news agencies reported that the governor’s plan is to license three operators to run casinos in different georgraphic…

Galluccio victorious; senator elect

Cambridge City Councillor Anthony Galluccio beat all his rivals in the special election held Tuesday to fill the vacant seat formerly occupied by former Senator Jarrett Barrios. Senator-elect Galluccio won convincingly in Revere and in Everett. In Everett, he won…

Vote Tomorrow

Ward 6 in Revere goes to the polls tomorrow to decide on a new senator to replace Jarrett Barrios. Voters in Revere, Chelsea Saugus, Somerville, Everett, Charlestown and Cambridge will all be voting. The special election has been vigorous with…

The Ward 6 battle

Charlie Patch and Victoria Laws continue their personal battles to win the seat being given up by Councillor Mark Casella. Patch is fighting the lies and inuendo being heaped upon him by Internet idiots who are out of control. Although…

End of summer

Revere Beach was packed on Labor Day as the last day of the summer of 2007 went into the local history books. With the beach still all chopped up while receiving its new public face, it didn’t look nearly as…

Revere Street bridge

Retailers on Revere Street have suffered major losses in revenues as a result of the lengthy reconstruction of the Revere Street bridge. Retailers on the street to a person have all bemoaned their fate. Said the owner of Fiore’s Market:…

City council president

It is certain that when present city council president John Powers comes to the end of his term, either city councillor at large Dan Rizzo or George Colella will be the next council president. Colella hasn’t been lobbying his colleagues…

The mayor

Rumors from a variety of sources persist about Mayor Ambrosino readying himself for a new position. No one can say with any certainty what that position might be, except to say, it will cause him to ultimately give up his…

The mayor’s short-term plans

Persistent talk among most of the city’s political power brokers centers around the ambitions of Mayor Thomas Ambrosino. The mayor does not have a candidate to challenge him for re-election. He is home free for another term. However there is…

BJ’s and apartment housing

This city’s effort to keep people out by telling potential developers that we can’t accept new housing because the people moving into the city might have children who will need to go the public schools is all wet. This city…

Governor down the beach

Governor Deval Patrick came to Revere Beach yesterday where he made a policy statement about the state’s future management of the beaches under the control of the Department of Conservation and Recreation. We trust and we hope the governor was…

Street Paving, sidewalks, etc.

Mayor Tom Ambrosino released the updated Capital Improvement Plan last week, and its entirety is available on the city’s website (www.revere.org). Among the highlights in the plan are the priorities for the street paving and sidewalk program. This summer, crews…

Dunkin Donuts Exposed

For one drive-thru clerk, this was not the kind of tip she was looking for. Around 6 p.m. on May 30th, a man pulled around to the window of the Dunkin’ Donuts in Johnnie’s Foodmaster driving a brown motor vehicle.…

House Parties

Over the past few years, warm weather has meant more than outside activities in Revere. It has meant many more loud, late night parties. Police records over the past few years indicate that there are more complaints of loud house…

Rizzo loses Senate battle

City Councillor Dan Rizzo lost his bid for State Senate on Tuesday by an unofficial margin of 2,349 votes. In a day of low voter turnout throughout the whole district, Rizzo unofficially got 5,193 votes to State Rep. Anthony Petruccelli’s…

Down to the wire

Dan Rizzo and Anthony Petruccelli are going down to the wire this weekend, as the Memorial Day is not going to interfere with last minute campaigning. The showdown on Tuesday is likely to be decided by the size of the…