With temperatures expected to get into the high 80s tomorrow, Boston high-school students are organizing a "skip day" so they can head by the hundreds to Revere Beach. Revere Police, we hear, are braced for impact and hoping to head off trouble.
David Guarino came up with that title for his photo of a turkey outside the Wonderland T stop this morning (did it have a meeting downtown?).
A 24-year-old Colombian national is under arrest today on charges he ran a ring that smuggled large quantities of Colombian cocaine into the Boston area during the two years he was under surveillance.
Ferney Pereanez, also known as Alexis Land and Benito Valentin Rivera, was to be arraigned... Read more
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Robert Forrest, 61, of Stoneham, was indicted this week along with two alleged accomplices in a scheme to certify a non-existent crashed-up vehicle as roadworthy.
Forrest, relieved of duty last summer following a sting operation by fellow troopers, was charged by a Suffolk County grand jury with accepting a $50 bribe from Bernaldo Hernandez of Lynn and Kenneth Lafauci of Topsfield in his role as... Read more
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... Read more
Wicked Local Somerville reports the state has set April 13 for primaries and May 11 for the final election to replace year-in-jail former state Sen. Anthony Galluccio.
Charlestown lawyer Dan Hill, who was already running even before Galluccio tried to squeeze out a toothpaste-related alibi for positive Breathalyzer tests, said he will run in the Democratic primary, with an emphasis on creation... Read more
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.... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
A Cambridge man was arraigned yesterday on charges he held up Citizens Bank branches in two Revere supermarkets last week.
Mark Amerault, 39, was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bail yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
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... Read more
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.... Read more
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... Read more
Hello out there in UniversalHub land. I have determined that what the internet lacks most of all is a personal blog about some schlub's experiences in and around [insert major city here]. I have decided to rectify that problem my moving my ramblings over here.
I will be blogging about Boston politics, the T, local music, dining, bars, sports, and life from the perspective of... Read more