Category: News

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…

Barrios leaving official

State Senator Jarrett Barrios announced yesterday that he is going to resign his seat in the state senate to take over as the head of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation. Senator Barrios leaving creates a situation where a special…

Down to the wire

Dan Rizzo and Anthony Petruccelli are going down to the wire with a full slate of heavy campaigning for former senator Robert Travaglini’s empty seat. Despite major campaigns launched by both candidates, turnout is expected to be light. A heavier…

Bridge closing collosal hassle

The closure of the General Edwards Bridge last weekend turned out to be a disaster for Revere people heading north and for North Shore people heading south. It does not appear that any thought whatsoever was given to the implications…

Barrios leaving senate?

Senator Jarrett Barrios is apparently set to leave his senate seat. Barrios, it is claimed, will be taking over an important state post offered to him by Governor Deval Patrick in the prison system or he will be taking a…

Red Sox Incident

Two RHS seniors didn’t get the taste of hops that they had hoped. Instead, they got a taste of real world consequences when they tried to buy beer at Fenway Park during a school-sponsored trip to the Red Sox game.…

GE Bridge to close this weekend

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced rather suddenly on Tuesday morning that they would be closing the General Edwards Bridge on Rt. 1A for the entire weekend. Revere Police Chief Terence Reardon told the Journal that the DCR…

DPW News and Notes

City Councillor Ira Novoselsky’s Public Works Committee met on Monday night with DPW Superintendent Don Goodwin and Mayor Tom Ambrosino to discuss a number of issues on the public works front. •The city is preparing to come down on homeowners…

Traffic Light at Showcase

City crews have begun putting up a traffic signal at the Showcase Cinemas entrance on Squire Road. As part of the cinemas major remodelling project, they agreed to work with the city to put up a traffic signal at their…

Construction Everywhere

You simply cannot go two blocks in Revere without running into – or at least seeing – a construction project. Most infuriating are the projects that have to do with the roads – and there are no small number going…

Several retiring from Schools

The School Department will have to fill the shoes of 21 veteran teachers next year and two well-known administrators as they are set to retire after this school year. Superintendent Paul Dakin said they had expected more retirees this year,…

Students caught with knife at Susan B. MS

One seventh-grader is facing charges for bringing a knife to school and making threats. Officers charged the 13-year-old Susan B. Anthony (SBA) Middle School student with violating the city knife ordinance and school officials are considering expelling the student and…

Housebreaks up; police seek one man

Patrick Wiswall  An upsurge in housebreaks has police on the lookout for suspects. Since late March, Revere has logged 62 housebreaks or attempted housebreaks throughout the city, which is a bit higher than normal. This past week alone, there were…

City Budget

Mayor Tom Ambrosino said on Friday that the City Budget would be out on Monday and it is expected to be up around 5 percent – even though it contains no new spending. Ambrosino said to expect a very lean…

Mickey D’s on the Move

The Squire Road McDonald’s may make a move across the street after more than 40 years at the current location. The restaurant is one of the oldest locations in the region and scores of residents remember it as a destination…