A Suffolk County Superior Court jury today convicted Robert Iacoviello, Jr, of second-degree murder for the death of Revere Police Officer Daniel Talbot on Sept. 27, 2007, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
James Heang was also convicted, as an accessory after the fact to murder, the DA's office says. Both will be sentenced on Friday.
Two other people pleaded guilty last year to being accessories after the fact in the case, in which a group of gang members had a confrontation with off-duty police officers who were drinking beer behind Revere High School. Thinking the cops were rival gang members, Iacoviello fired twice, hitting Talbot in the head.
The Lynn Daily Item reports businesses and residents along Broadway in Revere were evacuated last night when somebody called up Broadway Convenience Mart, 632 Broadway, to claim there was a bomb in the parking lot. When a clerk looked there and saw a suspicious package, he called 911; emergency crews eventually blew up the package.
They know how to party in Revere. But be careful: Dis a man's sister and he might come after you with a knife - at least, once the cops leave.
State officials said today they'll spend $47 million in federal stimulus funds and state bonds for a new garage at Wonderland station on the Blue Line.
At a ceremony there today, Gov. Patrick and other officials said the new nine-story, 1,900-space garage will be the first step in construction of Waterfront Square, a proposed development of 902 residential units, office and retail space and a hotel.
Roughly $23 million of the garage cost wll come from the feds, the rest from an MBTA bond that will be repaid through revenue from the parking lot.
Revere police say the two aged 17 and 14, used a gun to hold up a Domino's delivery man and steal his car Friday night.
The older teen, Toby Ryan, was arraigned today on a variety of charges in two separate courts. Prosecutors had asked for bail of $100,000 in Chelsea court on charges of armed carjacking, armed robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Judge Benjamin Barnes set bail at $1,500. In East Boston, Judge Roberto Ronquillo, Jr. set bail at $5,000 for the single count of receiving stolen property.
A Cambridge man was arraigned yesterday on charges he held up Citizens Bank branches in two Revere supermarkets last week.
Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley and Revere Police Chief Terence Reardon today announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of Leigh Savoie, a 10-year-old boy who left his house on April 7, 1974 to shine shoes for an Easter present for his mother and then never returned.
Savoie, who would be 45 today, sometimes shined shoes at nearby Suffolk Downs. Later on the afternoon of the 7th, the owner of a Revere restaurant returned the kit to Savoie's home, saying the boy had dropped it off earlier in the day on his way to Revere Beach. He has not been seen since.
The DA's office says that in the absence of any evidence to the contrary, detectives are still classifying his disappearance as "missing." Anyone with information can call Revere Police at 781-286-8203 or State Police at 617-727-8817. Anybody who knew him or the neighborhood in 1974 is also asked to call.
The Independent Newspaper Group, which owns weekly newspapers from East Boston north to Lynn, is converting its old Web sites, which featured, well, not very much, to WordPress - which means RSS feeds, search boxes and even comments on articles. Compare the new Revere Journal site to the still old East Boston Times site. The Revere Journal even has a Twitter feed.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today that prosecutors could use a gun seized in a Revere motel unit as evidence against the man charged with possessing it.
A district court judge had thrown out the evidence against Jose Lopez, saying the arresting officer had neither a warrant nor proof the woman who let him into the unit had the authority to do so, but a majority on the appeals court ruled he could seize the gun under a "plain view doctrine" because he was in the room for another, legitimate reason.
Why was she letting him in to begin with? And why did he arrest Lopez only reluctantly? It's a story detailed in the court's ruling:
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All teens, on Rte. 1, around 11 a.m. when their Montero rolled over, Channel 4 reports.
Hubris proved the downfall of a Revere teen-ager, who kept hacking phone networks and using them to attack his enemies even after he learned the FBI was investigating him.
Matthew "L'il Hacker" Weigman, 19, was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison on Friday after pleading guilty to numerous charges centered on his participation in a national ring that arranged fake 911 calls intended to bring heavily armed SWAT cops to the homes of enemies - including one to his landlord. Weigman was also charged with threatening the career and life of a Verizon investigator who was tracking him.
Nearly $200,000 in statewide grants help families cope with the economic crisis
Over at TellHimFred.com, 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.
Look how the people in this photo are lined up. No word if an AT&T photographer was lurking nearby.
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?
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.
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:
Paiva allegedly fell on his face, peeled himself off the pavement, and continued down Revere Beach. The trooper transmitted Paiva's name and description to State Police dispatchers and another trooper soon located him in the surf. The troopers converged on Paiva and escorted him from the water.
During the booking process, Paiva allegedly made statements indicating that he was not drunk but rather high on cocaine, though he did allegedly admit to having some drinks at the nearby Cove Lounge.
Paiva was convicted of motor-vehicle homicide in 2004 when, on his third OUI offense, he plowed into a brick wall, killing his passenger, according to prosecutors.
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.
Finally, here's proof.