By - 3/4/11 - 3:27 pm

LaraThe owner of a school-van service was arraigned yesterday on charges he sexually assaulted a young girl in one of his vans on the way home from school on Tuesday.

Sergio Lara, 53, was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail at his arraignment in Chelsea District Court on charges of rape of a...Read more

By - 2/23/11 - 2:20 pm

Nelson Banol of Revere was sentenced to 5 1/2 months in federal prison today for his role in a plot to steal supplies from Mass. General and ship them to Colombia.

Banol, who worked at the hospital, admitted he stole $3,240 worth of sutures over a 19-month period, along with another man who is charged with stealing roughly $163,000 worth of pediatric pulse oximetry sensors,...Read more

By - 2/16/11 - 2:04 pm

A Revere man was arraigned today on charges he went berserk in a pick-up mounted with a snow plow outside his house last month, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to the DA's office, Michael Ciarlone, 54, came out of his Bradstreet Avenue home late on Jan. 14 to find a car parked in "his" space. Prosecutors allege he used the plow to...Read more

By - 2/10/11 - 11:33 am

The Revere Journal reports on the stabbing at the Squire Lounge this past Friday, allegedly by a man known only for his Irish heritage. A second would-be victim managed to beat off the Irish man and his pals with his cane, the Journal says.Read more

By - 1/30/11 - 10:10 am

State Police are investigating the shooting death of Mario Rosa, 24, at his 170 Bellingham Ave. home about 10 p.m. Saturday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports....Read more

By - 1/20/11 - 5:09 pm

UPDATE: Arrested in Roxbury.

ChappellAlertNewEngland reports a woman abducted from a residential mental-health facility after a bloody attack there early this afternooon was found dead in a church parking lot in Lynn. But the car possibly used by her alleged killer - a resident at the facility - was found on Dorchester...Read more

By - 1/19/11 - 11:32 am

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports the body of an Asian male believed to be in his early 20s was found around 8:30 a.m. today, "partially buried in the snow," by the South Bath House. "There were no signs of blood or obvious foul play at the scene," the DA's office says, adding an autopsy will be performed tomorrow after the body has sufficiently...Read more

By - 1/4/11 - 3:43 pm

Paul Morani, 23, was arrested this weekend on a variety of charges related to a July 30 beating that left his Revere girlfriend with "multiple fractured ribs, a swollen face, and blood streaked across her left wrist," the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Chelsea District Court Judge D. Dunbar Livingston set bail at $10,000. Suffolk County prosecutors had asked for bail for $75,000 for...Read more

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

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today prosecutors could not use a gun found in a Revere motel room against the man charged with its possession because the woman who let cops in wasn't renting the room.

At issue was a gun seized from what was normally the manager's quarters at the now closed Ocean Lodge motel on Revere Beach Boulevard, which was the kind of...Read more

By - 11/30/10 - 10:18 am

Two foreign nationals were arrested in Revere last night as they allegedly unloaded nearly 200 pounds of cocaine from a trailer, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Gilberto Cruz Padilla, 24, of Tijuana, Mexico, and Rafael Jesus Montero, 22, of the Dominican Republic, were arrested around 8 p.m. on Railroad Street, the DA's office says, adding they were scheduled for arraignment today...Read more

By - 10/22/10 - 8:47 am

Not much happens in Newburyport, and they like it that way, based on what's at the top of today's Newburyport Daily News: Three bold mice scamper around at elementary school.

Gallivan confirmed one brazen mouse appeared mysteriously from the ceiling of one classroom while students were out, presumably from the tracking strip that guides dividing curtains in several of the school's classrooms.

Via ...Read more

By - 10/6/10 - 3:18 pm

Robert Curley, 32, of Revere, was ordered held without bail today after prosecutors accused him of repeatedly punching and kicking his girlfriend over a two-hour period last month - and dragging her back into his home when she tried to escape, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Curley's 10-year-old brother Jeffrey was raped and suffocated with a gasoline-soaked rag in 1997 by two...Read more

By - 10/4/10 - 2:53 pm

SuspectSourceAlen Stijakovic, 19, was arraigned today on a charge of murder for the Sept. 29 murder of Kareem Spurill on Reservoir Avenue in Revere, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Stijakovic, who was born in Bosnia, was ordered held without bail, the DA's office says, adding the...Read more

By - 9/13/10 - 3:28 pm

To preview your primary ballot for tomorrow, click on the link from the Secretary of State's website:
then enter your address and select a political party. It will show you what choices you'll have on tomorrow's primary ballot.

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By - 9/12/10 - 9:12 pm

Wonderland garage

The MBTA forwards this rendering of the planned new garage at Wonderland on the Blue Line. At night. Under a full moon. With Saturn rising.

Federal, state, and local officials gather at the current Wonderland station at 9:30 a.m. on Monday to formally break ground on a...Read more

By - 9/9/10 - 9:14 am

Victor Hernandez, 38, of Somerville, and Maria Nascimento, 55, are scheduled for arraignment today on charges they performed liposuctions and other medical procedures without a license at the same Revere location used by a psychiatrist now under indictment for allegedly selling prescriptions, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The two are scheduled for arraignment today in Chelsea District Court following their arrests by...Read more

By - 8/28/10 - 12:12 pm

A possibly drunk Lynn man plowed through a red light at routes 16 and 145 early this morning, causing a crash that killed both drivers, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.

Both the alleged red-light runner, 27, in a 2005 Corolla, and the other driver, a 65-year-old Revere man driving a 1995 Corolla, were ejected from their cars in the 1:25 a.m. collision....Read more

By - 8/25/10 - 4:48 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency today sued the city of Revere, alleging its sewers often send raw human waste into storm drains that discharge into creeks leading into the harbor and Massachusetts Bay and that for more than a year, three residential sewers were illegally connected directly into a storm drain at Washburn Avenue:

Results from surface water quality samples taken from Belle Isle Inlet, Sales

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By - 8/19/10 - 9:41 am

The Globe reports that Wonderland Park "told employees this morning that it is suspending business operations after 75 years of business, succumbing to state law banning greyhound racing and the Legislature’s failure to pass laws allowing casino gambling."

75 to 80 workers appear to have lost their jobs.

A State House News Service article posted just yesterday summarizes the park's financial straits, including...Read more

By - 8/2/10 - 9:19 am

Georgy recaps the highs and lows of a bike trip through the urban wilds instead of her originally planned ride along the Minuteman bike path.Read more