By - 1/19/10 - 12:41 am

Paul Marotta gets up early and down to Revere Beach so you don't have to.

Copyright Paul Marotta. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 1/13/10 - 2:13 pm

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.

By - 1/8/10 - 10:21 am

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.

By - 12/17/09 - 11:14 am

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.

By - 12/7/09 - 1:07 pm

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 hotel.

Roughly $23 million of the garage cost wll come from the feds, the rest from an MBTA bond that will be repaid through revenue from the parking lot.

By - 11/16/09 - 4:25 pm

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 assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Judge Benjamin Barnes set bail at $1,500. In East Boston, Judge Roberto Ronquillo, Jr. set bail at $5,000 for the single count of receiving stolen property.

By - 9/30/09 - 9:03 am

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.

On Sunday, two men were arrested on charges they stuck up the Citizens Bank branch at the Dedham Stop & Shop - about an hour before a similar holdup at a supermarket in Danvers.

By - 9/23/09 - 4:19 pm

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 45 today, sometimes shined shoes at nearby Suffolk Downs. Later on the afternoon of the 7th, the owner of a Revere restaurant returned the kit to Savoie's home, saying the boy had dropped it off earlier in the day on his way to Revere Beach. He has not been seen since.

The DA's office says that in the absence of any evidence to the contrary, detectives are still classifying his disappearance as "missing." Anyone with information can call Revere Police at 781-286-8203 or State Police at 617-727-8817. Anybody who knew him or the neighborhood in 1974 is also asked to call.

By - 9/1/09 - 9:25 am

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.

By - 8/13/09 - 10:32 pm

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 a majority on the appeals court ruled he could seize the gun under a "plain view doctrine" because he was in the room for another, legitimate reason.

Why was she letting him in to begin with? And why did he arrest Lopez only reluctantly? It's a story detailed in the court's ruling:

By - 8/10/09 - 3:42 pm

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 a 21-year-old Revere native now living in an apartment in Chestnut Hill, where I will be a senior this fall at Boston College.

By - 8/6/09 - 6:08 pm

All teens, on Rte. 1, around 11 a.m. when their Montero rolled over, Channel 4 reports.

By - 7/19/09 - 6:17 pm

Mike Mennonno reports, with a clear head.

Faegirl took a number of shots at the beach, including this one:

Sand sculpture

Copyright Faegirl. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/30/09 - 9:15 am

Hubris proved the downfall of a Revere teen-ager, who kept hacking phone networks and using them to attack his enemies even after he learned the FBI was investigating him.

Matthew "L'il Hacker" Weigman, 19, was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison on Friday after pleading guilty to numerous charges centered on his participation in a national ring that arranged fake 911 calls intended to bring heavily armed SWAT cops to the homes of enemies - including one to his landlord. Weigman was also charged with threatening the career and life of a Verizon investigator who was tracking him.

By - 6/10/09 - 12:39 pm

Nearly $200,000 in statewide grants help families cope with the economic crisis

By - 6/10/09 - 10:27 am

Over at, Barry Freed gives an account of why he's leaving Revere. He believes he lives next to the worst human beings on the planet, and gives a strong case for their nomination as the World's Worst Neighbors.

By - 5/29/09 - 8:31 am

The Globe reports one councilor wound up in the hospital after the city public works superintendent tried to push him through a glass door during a fight - at a wake.

Revere city councilor punched in the head.

By - 5/26/09 - 9:17 am

Look how the people in this photo are lined up. No word if an AT&T photographer was lurking nearby.

By - 5/4/09 - 3:47 pm

Revere Beach was inundated with class-skipping Boston teens on that wicked-hot day last week. One terrified Revere city councilor wants metal detectors at Revere Beach station because "every other teenager who got off the train had a knife or a weapon." How does he know?