By - 3/9/12 - 12:06 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... Read more

By - 1/28/12 - 9:39 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... Read more

By - 11/25/11 - 2:23 pm

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... Read more

By - 11/15/11 - 2:25 pm

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.

By - 11/15/11 - 7:13 am

You never know when some crooked cop will punch you in the head.

Naturally, the Herald doesn't say which blog the guy writes, but that's why God gave us Google.

By - 10/15/11 - 7:25 am

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

It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting... Read more

By - 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... Read more

By - 8/31/11 - 10:42 am

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

... Read more
By - 8/30/11 - 1:56 pm

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.... Read more

By - 8/29/11 - 12:23 pm

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... Read more

By - 8/28/11 - 8:19 pm

Revere Beach

Cat took a trip to Revere Beach, where she reports she was most impressed by the guy packing a coffee for his storm surging:

Wherever you go, make sure you hold a cup with a beverage of some sort in your hand. without that, you are

... Read more
By - 8/14/11 - 11:13 am


Mike Ogden reports he was by one of the shelters along Revere Beach yesterday evening when about 10 teens started fighting. State Police quickly arrived, but just as they were breaking up the brawl, this middle-aged guy decided to take on the staties. He lost.... Read more

By - 8/10/11 - 6:49 pm

Revere Beach, 1920

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... Read more

By - 8/1/11 - 3:38 pm

Mark B. recounts the history of the Boston, Revere and Lynn railroad.

By - 7/22/11 - 11:54 pm

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.

By - 7/20/11 - 1:42 pm

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,... Read more

By - 7/17/11 - 10:25 am


Lorianne DiSabato took plenty of photos at the Revere Beach sandsculpting festival. Historygradguy watched the sculptors at work as well:


Top photo used under this Creative Commons license. Bottom photo copyright Historygradguy. Both... Read more

By - 7/14/11 - 3:40 pm

A Winthrop man with seven OUI convictions under his belt was arrested for alleged drunk driving in Revere on Tuesday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Joseph Limone, 61, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment in Chelsea District Court, the DA's office says, adding he was also charged with attempting to beat state troopers booking him with a bench. He was foiled... Read more

By - 7/12/11 - 10:52 pm

Running cops

Don Martelli took a ton of photos of today's standoff on Dale Street in Revere between an alleged bank robber and a rapidly escalating number of heavily armed police from Revere and Boston.

Channel 7 reports the suspect, wanted for a June holdup... Read more