Revere

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.

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 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:

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 say.

Diaz is under a lifetime driving suspension because of all his prior OUI convictions, police say.

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 www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com

It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting to stay alive and out of jail among his “friends” – cops, bartenders, radical hippies, bank robbers, hit men and informants. Weeks away from a prison sentence for trucking stolen booze, Eddie’s making a few bucks supplying the guns for a rash of brazen bank heists, while looking to tip someone in for a kind word to the judge.

George V. Higgins’ classic novel has been called the “best crime novel ever written” by Elmore Leonard, and literary scholars have compared his unforgiving and realistic depiction of Boston’s underworld with the works of Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Balzac. Through dialogue quintessentially Bostonian, and the most poignant homage to Bobby Orr and the ’69-’70 Boston Bruins in literature, The Friends of Eddie Coyle has set the bar for Boston crime stories for nearly 40 years.

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.

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.

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. yesterday:

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 Ravida's Ford Explorer, the DA's office says, adding she was declared dead at Mass. General.

By - 8/14/11 - 11:13 am

Arrest

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

Revere Beach, 1920

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, to initiate public participation in the political arena, and to pressure the legislature to draw the districts so that the citizens are appropriately represented.

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

Sandwoman

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

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 because the bench was attached to the wall by a cable, the DA's office says.

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

Running cops