State Police posted this photo of Trooper Carolyn Manzi taking a lost boy back to his mom at Revere Beach yesterday.
A Swampscott man allegedly expressed his frustrations at a partner pulling out of a business venture by knocking him to the ground outside a Revere restaurant, kicking him and then tearing a chunk of his nose off with his teeth, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Kenneth Michaud, 41, was arraigned today on charges of mayhem, assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to kill for the May 2 incident outside Renzo Brick Oven Pizzeria on Revere Beach Boulevard, the DA's office says. Chelsea District Court Judge Benjamin Barnes released Michaud on personal recognizance.
The Revere Journal reports on one man's campaign against the proposed Suffolk Downs casino, which would be mostly in East Boston, but enough in Revere that that city gets to vote on allowing it as well.
A Medford man and his Winthrop girlfriend were arraigned today on charges of armed assault with intent to murder for a March 24 incident on the Blue Line that left a rider unconscious and with serious injuries that might have been even worse if the man had managed to get access to his knife, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to prosecutors, Paul Mucci, 48, became enraged that morning when another rider on an outbound Blue Line train told him to extinguish the cigarette he'd lit just past Revere Beach. Mucci allegedly head-butted the man, then kicked and punched him repeatedly as he tried to get the knife he had clipped to the back of his belt:
NECCO has sued one of its distributors, charging the company stopped paying its bills and threatened to "flood the market" with cheap knock-offs of candy hearts and wafers.
In a suit filed yesterday in US District Court, the Revere-based candy maker says it wants the $378,532.44 it claims Allied International Co. owes it in unpaid invoices, plus lots of damages.
NECCO alleges that Allied stopped paying its invoices for deliveries to the Dollar General chain in October and that when NECCO asked for its money and threatened to start servicing Dollar General itself, Allied sent a message that wouldn't fit on a candy heart:
[An Allied official] threatened that, if NECCO exercised its right to withhold product and/or ship directly to Dollar General, Allied would seek to materially harm NECCO's business through, but not limited to, flooding the market with knock-off product that would compete directly with the NECCO brand. Allied made these extortionate threats in order to coerce NECCO to continue to deal through Allied.
State and Revere Police braced for trouble today on receiving intelligence that hordes of Boston high-school students were going to skip class and descend on the little seaside town and do what hordes of Boston high-school students are supposedly wont to do.
Flocks of state troopers walked up and down the sidewalk in the hot sun in their warm uniforms. State troopers on motorcycles drove up and down the sidewalk, looking state-trooper tough. Motorcycle cops patrolled the road. A K9 unit was on hand for extra snarly attitude; at the State Police station, a mobile command center had its satellite dish in the upright position.
Eventually, small groups of high-school students showed up to join the locals and college kids already on hand. They proceeded to do what everybody else was doing: Hang out, toss balls around, flirt and just enjoy the day. Shocking, indeed.
The official Cowboy of the Commonwealth needs an official Sandwich of the Commonwealth on those long trail ridesBy adamg - 3/9/12 - 1:06 pm
So what was state Rep Kathi Reinstein's initial reaction to the news that her colleagues will consider making Rex Trailer the official state cowboy?
"What about Fluff?" the Revere Democrat tweeted this morning.
Of course! You may recall Reinstein filed a bill in 2006 to make the Fluffernutter the official Sandwich of the Commonwealth after state Sen. Jarrett Barrios, D-Somerville-for-Christ's-sake, proposed banning Fluff from school menus.
Reinstein followed up that she has not filed a Fluffernutter bill this year, but:
Am ALWAYS a supporter of Fluff. If enough people reach out perhaps I'll file it again.
So, people, get at her.
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DA: Case against alleged gang member won't be hurt by courthouse theft of gun held as evidence against himBy adamg - 1/28/12 - 10:39 am
The Herald reports a clerk magistrate at Chelsea District Court has been reassigned to another court as investigators try to figure out how three guns being held in a court evidence safe were stolen.
Two of the guns were from cases in which the trials had already ended, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The third, however, was being held as evidence against Sokhorn Sor, still awaiting trial in Suffolk Superior Court for illegal weapons possession.
The Herald says Sor's lawyer will move to have the case against her client thrown out. Channel 4 reports Sor is an alleged member of the Bloods gang in Revere.
Jake Wark, spokesman for the DA's office, says prosecutors still have a case even without the Sig Sauer P232:
State Police report an East Boston man who's already been ordered to stay away from the wheel for the rest of his life was arrested for drunk driving Wednesday night in Revere.
First we read about the crooked Revere cop charged with punching a blogger in the face. Now comes word a Revere woman is charged with throwing a glass of beer at comedian Steve Sweeney.
Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com
It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting to stay alive and out of jail among his “friends” – cops, bartenders, radical hippies, bank robbers, hit men and informants. Weeks away from a prison sentence for trucking stolen booze, Eddie’s making a few bucks supplying the guns for a rash of brazen bank heists, while looking to tip someone in for a kind word to the judge.
George V. Higgins’ classic novel has been called the “best crime novel ever written” by Elmore Leonard, and literary scholars have compared his unforgiving and realistic depiction of Boston’s underworld with the works of Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Balzac. Through dialogue quintessentially Bostonian, and the most poignant homage to Bobby Orr and the ’69-’70 Boston Bruins in literature, The Friends of Eddie Coyle has set the bar for Boston crime stories for nearly 40 years.
When police arrived and asked who was hurt, the man turned around to show them the knife stuck in his backBy adamg - 10/12/11 - 7:00 pm
Revere Police arrived at a Proctor Avenue home Monday evening on a report of a stabbing and were met by the resident. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:
The 65-year-old victim responded to an officer's inquiries as to who was hurt by turning and showing them a large kitchen knife still stuck in his back just above the waistline.
The man told police his girlfriend, Diane Ambroso, 51, had put the knife there, allegedly "because she was drunk." As EMTs pulled up to treat and transport the man - whom police told not to pull the knife out - Ambroso pulled up in her car, and "began screaming at the officer to move his marked cruiser so she could park in the driveway," the DA's office says.
CommonWealth reports on plans to begin shipping 3.9 million gallons a week of ethanol into Revere, on trains that will lumber down the Fitchburg commuter-rail line into Charlestown, where they will switch to the Newburyport/Rockport line up to a "blending terminal" to be mixed into the gasoline that is now shipped along the Rose Kennedy Greenway in 18-wheelers.
[Revere Fire] Chief Doherty chuckled when asked if he was comfortable with ethanol trains coming into the community. "I have more fear of tank trucks coming in than I do with the rail," he said, noting the train tracks generally are farther from homes and neighborhoods.
An East Boston man had bail set at $25,000 today at his arraignment on charges he drove into a Revere pedestrian early yesterday, then sped away.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, a witness who had stopped at the same gas station as Ravida watched Ravida hit and kill Sothany Pen as she was walking home from work shortly before 6 a.m. yesterday:
Updated 3:30 p.m., Monday.
A woman was struck and killed around 5:50 a.m. on Lee Burbank Highway by a motorist who then drove away, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Jon Ravida, 47, of East Boston, was arrested by Revere and State Police today, according to the DA's office.
Evidence shows Sothany Pen, 22, was crossing the road east to west when hit by Ravida's Ford Explorer, the DA's office says, adding she was declared dead at Mass. General.
On Sunday, a Chelsea man was also hit and killed by a car whose driver fled, the DA's office adds. That incident happened on Rte. 16 around 12:30 a.m.
Wherever you go, make sure you hold a cup with a beverage of some sort in your hand. without that, you are not a true American!!
Copyright Cat. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Leslis Jones photographed a day at Revere Beach in 1920 or thereabouts. Posted in the Boston Public Library's collection of beach photos, which includes scenes of bathing beauties, scamps and crowds at Revere, Nantasket and other local beaches between 1917 and 1934.
Posted under this Creative Commons license.
Mark B. recounts the history of the Boston, Revere and Lynn railroad.
That darned bacteria showed up at three times the safe limit at Revere Beach, King's Beach and Nahant Beach north of Ward Bathhouse, the state says.
Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.
The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process, to initiate public participation in the political arena, and to pressure the legislature to draw the districts so that the citizens are appropriately represented.
Help show the legislature that redistricting is about our interests, not theirs. By participating in our redistricting Olympics and learning how to draw your own fair districts, you can acquire the tools you need to expose attempts by public officials to politicize the state’s new legislative maps.
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