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.
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:
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.
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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.
Albert Diaz, 52, stunk of booze and had glassy, bloodshot eyes when a state trooper stopped him around 11 p.m. after spotting him speeding and weaving on Rte. 16 in a Hyundai, police say.
Diaz is under a lifetime driving suspension because of all his prior OUI convictions, police say.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Mark B. recounts the history of the Boston, Revere and Lynn railroad.