• Featured News,  January 11 2019,  Revere

    Guinasso and Keefe elected 2019 City Council leaders

    By Tara Vocino In a unanimous vote, 2019 City Council President Arthur Guinasso Sr. and 2019 Council Vice President Patrick Keefe, Jr. were elected on Monday night at City Hall with 2018 Council President Jessica Giannino and 2018 Council Vice President Joanne McKenna exiting their year-long positions. The longest-serving City Councillor, Arthur Guinasso, of 32 years, was elected Council President. He served as Council President during 1993 and 2016. Guinasso serves the ward 3 district. “Any time people call me, I return their call quickly,” Guinasso said on Wednesday afternoon. “Returning calls is the secret to longevity. They know that I understand and respect them so much.” A Revere High…

  • January 11 2019,  Revere

    Vincent aims to regulate duck hunting away from homes, cars

    Beach, marshland area residents concerned over gun shots By Tara Vocino Following longtime concern about gun shots heard by marshland area residents, Revere’s State Representative is seeking to regulate duck hunting in residential areas with heavy foot and vehicular traffic along Revere Beach and in surrounding areas. Heightening over the weekend, State Rep. RoseLee Vincent, who lives along the beach, has received numerous calls from her neighbors and constituents – those who not only heard gunshots but observed the hunters in boats outside the windows of their homes. She was quick to note that hunters have every right to hunt, but it is due to the close proximity to the…

  • January 11 2019,  Revere,  Revere Sports,  Sports

    Basketball Pats solve the Saugus press to secure third win

    By Joe McConnell Despite lingering shooting issues, the Revere High School boys’ basketball team (2-3 in the Northeastern Conference, 3-5 overall) was able to beat host Saugus last Friday night, Jan. 4, 68-53. The Patriots then lost to perennial power Everett on Tuesday night, 47-30. “We had our chances in both games to score more points, but we haven’t been shooting particularly well,” said coach Dave Leary. The Sachems’ pressing, zone defense helped disrupt the Revere offensive rhythm in the first half until they were able to figure it out in the second half. “Saugus was playing extremely hard, and it took time for us to adjust to their press,…

  • January 11 2019,  Revere

    Resident thanks State House for organizing site visit

    By Tara Vocino   A Tuscano Avenue resident who has dealt with flooding issues in his neighborhood for decades and recently found relief through his elected state and local officials once again wanted to personally thank his State Representative for her help in organizing an on-site visit to help tackle a 28-year flooding issue. Rocco Falzone has experienced significant flooding during heavy rains, which has also caused structural damage to his home; he applauded State Rep. RoseLee Vincent for her help in organizing an on-site visit with state and city agencies to examine the issue and come up with solutions. “My office has been working on this issue for close…

  • January 11 2019,  Revere

    Apparently homeless man dies over the weekend

    By Tara Vocino   A man believed to be homeless and in his mid-30s died on Saturday afternoon near Copeland Circle underneath a Route 1 overpass. “It appears that he was homeless – though the evidence suggests he had been sleeping in the area where he was found,” Suffolk County District Attorney spokesperson Jake Wark said Monday night. Wark declined to release the man’s name since his death wasn’t likely the result of criminal conduct or foul play. As of a few days later, the man’s exact cause of death hasn’t been released, but cold temperatures could play a factor. The body was found near an apparent makeshift living space…

  • January 11 2019,  Revere,  Revere Sports,  Sports

    Revere-Malden co-op hockey team doubles up Everett for first win

    By Joe McConnell   The Revere-Malden boys’ co-op hockey team (1-3 in the Northeastern Conference South Division, 1-7-1 overall) got a much needed win on Wednesday night, Jan. 9, when they doubled up Everett to the tune of 8-4 at the Cronin Rink. The win came after a 6-2 loss to Gloucester last Saturday. “We hung in there against a really good club [Gloucester], and it shows we are making some progress in each game,” said coach Joe Ciccarello. The Fishermen led after one period by only a 1-0 count. But a couple of Gloucester power play goals turned this game around in their favor rather quickly. “Overall, we are…

  • January 11 2019,  Revere

    Board of Commissioners elected for 2019

    More unreported income cases discovered by Tara Vocino Approximately three cases of unreported income were discussed during Wednesday’s Annual Revere Housing Authority (RHA) Board of Commissioners meeting in the Housing Authority conference room. According to Director of Housing Management Elizabeth Forte, Public Housing Manager Evelyn Rodriguez discovered more cases of unreported income during the rent recertification process. “Next steps depend on how much is owed,” Forte said. Forte went on to say that a private conference with these tenants will be held to discuss what she referred to as a serious lease violation. These cases will either result in a repayment agreement with the residents or the RHA will continue…

  • January 11 2019,  Revere

    Op Ed: Massachusetts Is First State in the Nation to Prohibit Tobacco and Vaping Sales in Pharmacies

    Op Ed: Massachusetts Is First State in the Nation to Prohibit Tobacco and Vaping Sales in Pharmacies By D.J. Wilson Tobacco Control Director/Public Health Liaison, Massachusetts Municipal Association   With the start of 2019, tobacco control advocates throughout Massachusetts are celebrating. As of Dec. 31, 2018, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to prohibit health care institutions, including pharmacies, from selling tobacco and vaping products. Thanks to legislation signed by Gov. Charlie Baker last July, these addictive products will no longer be sold in facilities that are dedicated to health and wellness – facilities that often treat illnesses and diseases caused by these very products. In order to protect…