The five-alarm fire that destroyed the Sozio Appliance store on Squire Road yesterday took out Revere's last link to its days as an airport city - the Sozio was housed in what was the last remaining hangar from the one-time Revere Airport - as the Boston Architectural College Library informs us. Read more.
The Sozio Appliance store on Squire Road in Revere was completely engulfed in flames in what has turned into a four-alarm fire. The fire has spread to neighboring businesses and cut off power to parts of Revere.
The Revere Journal reports the city licensing commission is considering requiring the Squire Lounge to only serve beer in plastic cups after a detail cop was smashed in the head with a beer bottle while trying to break up a fight. The lounge objects, saying plastic cups look cheap and that people determined to slug their way out of a fight would just resort to chairs or purses.
The Revere Journal reports Jake the Turkey, who'd increasingly proven to be a menace to both traffic and himself, has been relocated to woodsier surroundings in cranberry country.
For months, Jake has been in Ward 4 and surrounds. Just about everyday he strutted down Broadway, stopping traffic, posing for cell phone photographs, pecking at car tires and anything he found interesting on the sidewalk.
The Globe reports HYM, which is co-owned by a guy who used to run the BRA, has asked the Baker administration to let it begin construction on two buildings in its proposed mega-development tout suite, which means without requiring it to do any of those annoying environmental reviews normally required of large projects along waterways, in this case Chelsea Creek, as a way to signal to Amazon that Boston is willing to do whatever it takes to bring it here short of, perhaps, human sacrifice. And if Amazon doesn't pick Suffolk Downs? Well, que sera sera.
The Revere Journal reports the Revere Conservation Commission has approved an eight-story, 175-room hotel on Revere Beach Boulevard at Ocean Boulevard.
The HYM Investment Group, headed by a former BRA director, yesterday filed an initial plan for its project to turn a tired old race track on the East Boston/Revere line into a development that could ultimately include 10,000 housing units, two malls and lots of office space when completed in 15 or 20 years. Read more.
BloodHorse reports that the company that now runs Suffolk Downs - the land for which it's sold to a developer keen on attracting Amazon - is working with New England horse breeders and racers to look for a new site on which to build a replacement track.
H/t Steve Holt.
The Revere Journal reports on a meeting between the Revere city council and Tom O’Brien, whose HYM now owns the 161-acre Suffolk Downs site and who says Amazon going somewhere else wouldn't change his plans to build something like Assembly Row in Somerville, only "much better."
Henry "Renegado" Santos Gomez, 32, pleaded guilty Friday to involvement in a RICO enterprise, the US Attorney's office reports.
Boston today released its bid to Amazon that calls for creation of a new Amazonian neighborhood at Suffolk Downs that would include 10,000 new housing units - some even aimed at people who don't work for the company - 1,500 hotel rooms, four new shopping districts and 40 acres of open space and the 8 million square feet of office space Amazon wants. Read more.
WBZ reports her body was found around 6:30 a.m. and that she may be from Mattapan. An initial investigation did not reveal any signs of foul play, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Anthony Gulizia came across this face off on Newhall Street in Revere this morning. He adds:
Grew up here and used to see them occasionally, now it’s a weekly sighting.
On Monday, Revere starts a pilot project with a Chinese company called Ofo. The bikes are bright yellow, and one difference from Hubway is you won't have to return bikes to a designated station - just leave the bike anywhere in Revere where it's legal to leave a bike.
Via the ever adorable Elmer.
Police today arrested Vanessa MacCormack's husband, Andrew, on charges he beat and strangled her in their apartment on Grand View Avenue home, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Revere and State Police announced today. Read more.
The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force reports that the suspect in the holdup of the Citizens Bank branch at 26 Central Sq. in East Boston on Sept. 14 is also wanted for a bank holdup in Revere the day before. In the Revere case, he fled by pedaling away on a dirt bike.
If he looks familiar, contact the task force at 617-680-4525.
Authorities are asking for tips related to the death of Vanessa MacCormack, 30, in a Grand View Avenue home yesterday afternoon. Read more.
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