• January 11 2019,  Revere

    CHA, community health organizations receive grant from Mass. AG to distribute food to needy families

    Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB), Good Measures, LLC, Tufts Health Plan and the Institute for Community Health partnered and are the recipients of a $250,000 grant award from the Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to distribute food to families in need. The award is part of a larger program through the Office of the Attorney General that will fund 13 community-based healthcare partnerships focused on addressing health equity. The partners are focused on addressing the social determinants of health, or the conditions in which people are born, live, learn, work, play and age that impact a wide range of health outcomes. Most of…

  • January 4 2019,  Revere

    Mayor and Council President share 2018 highlights

    By Tara Vocino Ringing in the New Year, the 2018 City Council President and Mayor’s Office shared their accomplishments in 2018 and what they hope to improve upon in the New Year. For 2018 City Council President Jessica Giannino, her highlight was being elected with her colleague Joanne McKenna as the first-ever female Council President and Vice President in the city. “We created a citywide parking ordinance and conducted city business in a timely and professional manner,” Giannino said Saturday night. “We worked to improve city services, communication and quality of life issues for residents.” Her goals in the New Year are to finalize the parking ordinance with McKenna, continue…

  • January 4 2019,  Revere

    Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center News

    Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center News The Revere Council on Elder Affairs board members and guests gathered at Companion’s Restaurant for their Annual Christmas luncheon on December 6, 2018. Front row- Marie Giacobbe, Rose Mirasolo, Morris Morris, Josephine Piccardi, and Lorraine Repoli. Back row- Nick Giacobbe, Amodeo Iocco, Raphaella Iocco, Roseann Colannino, Ty Smith, Joan Moscillo of Speaker DeLeo’s office, Irma Accettullo, Mariane Fiore, Ann Eagan, Pat Manzo, Agnes Ferrioli, Vin Fiore, and Stephen Fielding, director of Elder Affairs. Missing from photo-Vincent J. Cammarata and special guests Rick Serino from Rep. Vincent’s office, and Deb Peczka from Mayor Arrigo’s office. The Council on Elder Affairs sends a Merry Christmas to all, especially…

  • January 4 2019,  Revere,  Revere Sports,  Sports

    Hockey Pats still looking for first win after dropping competitive battle to Somerville

    By Joe McConnell   The Revere High School boys’ co-op hockey team (0-6-1) is fighting through injuries in the early going, but on Wednesday night, Jan. 2, they were more competitive against Somerville, losing a hard-fought effort, 5-3. The varsity squad is made up of 21 players, and the roster is pretty much split down the middle between Revere and Malden players, with 11 of them from the Beach City. There’s also a JV squad that has a total of 18 players, with 15 of them comprised of middle school talent. The future potentially looks even brighter for coach Joe Ciccarello’s program. Ciccarello, also the Patriots’ softball coach, has been…

  • January 4 2019,  Revere,  Revere Sports,  Sports

    Basketball Pats begin 2019 with overtime win over rival Chelsea

    By Joe McConnell   The Revere High School boys’ basketball team (1-2 in the Northeastern Conference, 2-4 overall) started 2019 with a close competitive overtime win over rival Chelsea on Wednesday night, Jan. 2, 49-45. The Patriots closed out the old year playing in the Malden Golden Tornado Holiday Tournament, where they lost to the host team, 56-48, in the opener. They then dropped the consolation contest to Medford, 57-45. The win over Chelsea couldn’t have come at a better time for coach Dave Leary’s squad, as they hope to begin this New Year with renewed hope to turn this season around in a positive direction. “As always, there was…

  • January 4 2019,  Revere,  Saugus

    Saugus Police arrest Revere man after shots fired at motel

    SAUGUS – Police Chief Ronald Giorgetti reported that the Saugus Police Department arrested a man yesterday after shots were fired inside a motel earlier this week. Dantonio Thorton, 39, of Revere, was charged with discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, possession of a firearm without a license (third offense) and malicious destruction of property over $1,200. On Tuesday, Jan. 1, at approximately 2 p.m., Saugus Police received a 911 call from an employee at WoodSpring Suites Signature Boston North, which is located at 832 Broadway; the caller reported hearing gun shots inside one of the rooms. When police arrived on the scene, they spoke with the employee…

  • January 4 2019,  Revere

    Revere receives Community Change Micro Grant from America Walks

       The City of Revere is honored to receive one of the 20 Community Change Micro Grants awarded by America Walks for use in 2019. This grant program supports local efforts to create safe, accessible and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active for all community members. Since its beginning in 2015, this grant program has provided funds for a variety of projects demonstrating the creativity and passion of walking champions across the country. Revere’s Healthy Community Initiatives department’s program, Revere on the Move, was selected from over 600 applications for projects that demonstrate the passion, creativity and commitment of local walking champions. With support from partners – including…