By - 6/10/09 - 12:39 pm

Nearly $200,000 in statewide grants help families cope with the economic crisis

By - 6/10/09 - 10:27 am

Over at, Barry Freed gives an account of why he's leaving Revere. He believes he lives next to the worst human beings on the planet, and gives a strong case for their nomination as the World's Worst Neighbors.

By - 5/29/09 - 8:31 am

The Globe reports one councilor wound up in the hospital after the city public works superintendent tried to push him through a glass door during a fight - at a wake.

Revere city councilor punched in the head.

By - 5/26/09 - 9:17 am

Look how the people in this photo are lined up. No word if an AT&T photographer was lurking nearby.

By - 5/4/09 - 3:47 pm

Revere Beach was inundated with class-skipping Boston teens on that wicked-hot day last week. One terrified Revere city councilor wants metal detectors at Revere Beach station because "every other teenager who got off the train had a knife or a weapon." How does he know?

By - 4/20/09 - 10:23 am

Apparently, drivers of oil trucks need to slow down in rotaries, but one forgot and now the water off Revere has an interesting new sheen.

By - 4/9/09 - 4:37 pm

A Revere man stopped for making an illegal left turn onto Revere Beach Boulevard near Kelly's early Sunday morning tried to escape a state trooper by running into the frigid waters of the Atlantic, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

Terrance Paiva, 41, pleaded innocent this morning to charges of operating under the influence - his fourth such charge - operating with a suspended license and failing to stop for police, according to the DA's office, which says Paiva made a break for it after the trooper returned to her cruiser around 3 a.m. to check his license and registration:

By - 3/27/09 - 10:29 am

A man already facing numerous gun charges was arraigned today on new charges that he spray-painted racist graffiti and a call to assassinate the president on a black man's house, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

John Sieckarski, 49, had his bail on the gun charges revoked following his arraignment in Chelsea District Court this morning, the DA's office says.

Sieckarski, arrested on 22 counts of illegal gun possession and improper gun storage in November, is charged with spray painting a former neighbor's house with a variety of anti-black slogans, including one advising him to die, and another declaring that Barack Obama should be "assinated" (sic).

The DA's office says it is considering civil-rights charges and that the Secret Service has been notified.

Innocent, etc.

By - 1/21/09 - 8:50 am

In thousands of households in Revere, Everett, Malden, Medford and Melrose, alarm clocks lost their minds and started blinking "12:00," Channel 4 reports.

By - 1/5/09 - 10:32 am

I think my number was five, although I could've gotten that down to one if I hadn't also tried to scrape off my wife's car in addition to mine.

Don Martelli, meanwhile, turns into one of those crabby bloggers the MBTA is always ignoring:

When conditions are icey, can you please alert bus riders on the 110
from Revere to Wellington Station in Medford that the bus will be
bypassing the Park Ave hill due to conditions? You have a website.
Use it. How about text alerts? ...

By - 11/25/08 - 2:28 pm

Ervin Memushaj, 26, formerly of South Boston, now faces a rendition hearing to determine if he will be shipped back to Boston to face charges he stabbed four men in the parking lot of the Wonderland T stop on Feb. 12, 2005, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

According to prosecutors, the four men were at Wonderland when one recognized Memushaj, whom he accused of throwing a bottle at members of his family in an earlier incident in Cambridge. The two exchanged words when Memushaj retreated to his car and the guy's friends tried to pull him away. But, prosecutors charge, Memushaj returned from his car with a knife, which he used to carve up the man and then stabbed the other three in their stomachs as they tried to subdue him.

Prosecutors say the FBI tracked Memushaj to Chicago a few days ago; the Suffolk County DA's office and MBTA police asked for the bureau's help because they feared Memushaj might flee the country, possibly to Albania.

By - 11/25/08 - 10:27 am

Redfin compiles charts showing the discount off list price in selected Boston Zip codes between Sept. 15 and Nov. 15. Prices are most heavily discounted in Revere and least discounted in Mattapan (Mattapan?). Is that because nobody wants to move to Revere or because Revere sellers have an unrealistic view of what the market will bear these days? Or something else?

By - 9/27/08 - 4:48 pm

So the other day, I congratulated whoever was responsible for repaving part of the VFW Parkway in four days. Don't show that post to Don Martelli, who reports he just got a little note from the mayor of Revere about how the road reconstruction project outside his house, the one that started four months ago when the pavement was ripped out, is now slated for completion sometime next year:

... He gives no reasons. So Mr. Mayor is it because the city ran out of money by paying good for nothing cops or was it mismanagement of the project by you, the moronic Mayor that no one in this city seems to like? Or maybe it was the fact that all your friends are doing the work and you want to line their pockets because they line yours when the timing is right.

Now I know I'm grossly accusing city officials of unlawful acts, but hey, I did say this was Revere, right?

At the end of the day, I just want my street paved. I don't want to deal with potholes, chucks of debris in my front yard/driveway and lastly, I don't want overpaid cops and private contractors sitting around on their ass while the should be working. ...

By - 7/19/08 - 10:41 pm

Mike01905 posts photos from the Revere Beach sand sculpting festival.

Kerry Anne took some photos, too, then passed out from heat exhaustion:

... But, fortunately for me, a gentleman from the building I was curled up by came out and brought me inside to get some much needed air conditioning and water. ...

More photos.

By - 6/19/08 - 10:37 pm

Michael can't help but overhear a guy trying to convince another guy on a bus in Revere to "let it ride" and try Internet dating.

By - 6/11/08 - 10:54 am

A Beach Street resident was arrested yesterday after allegedly punching a city councilor in the head, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

City Councilor Ira Novoselsky, 61, was taking photographs of a wall at Andrew Alves's house and Alves, 19, took exception. According to the DA's office:

"Some old man was taking pictures of my house," Alves allegedly told the responding officers unprompted. "He got in my face, so I hit him."

Alves now face up to 10 years in jail for assault and bail on a person over 60; police say they found Novoselsky leaning against a wall, bleeding from his head. Alves pleaded innocent yesterday at his arraignment in Chelsea District Court, ordered held in lieu of $200 bail.

By - 5/25/08 - 4:14 pm

Stephen Garbarino, 5, hit by a commuter train on Oak Island Road this afternoon, according to the Suffolk County DA's office.

By - 5/25/08 - 10:24 am

Storm Mandeville, 61, found stabbed in his 10 Bryant St. home, according to the Suffolk County DA's office.