Revere Through the Years – Revere Journal

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April 7, 2010

Ward 6 residents are urged to vote on Tuesday in the specialsenate election being held to fill the seat vacated by former Senator AnthonyGalluccio. The special election offers a number of candidates, but the campaignhas evolved into a contest between Cambridge Attorney Tim Flaherty and EverettCity Councillor Sal DiDomenico. Both men have campaigned in Revere and inWard 6 to capture the hearts and minds of those who will be coming out to voteon Tuesday.

House Speaker Robert DeLeos expanded gambling bill has made itout of the House Committee on Commerce and will be sent to the full House for avote next week after being reported favorably. Suffolk Downs has stateditsinterest in operating a casino-hotel complex, while Wonderland willseek to redevelop its property rather than become a slots parlor.

It was a loaded handgun discovered in the bushes by a toddler ata Fourth of July cookout that pushed several Beachmont neighbors over the edgeand sparked them into action to form a neighborhood crime watch.

Clash of the Titans, Why Did I Get Married Too?, and Diaryof a Wimpy Kid are playing at the Revere Showcase Cinemas.

20 years ago

April 12, 2000

A former Department of Corrections officer reportedly is beinginvestigated for allegedly having taken $100 in cash bribes to allow inmateswho were on work release to meet with their girlfriends at bars or to go onstrolls along the Boulevard unattended.

The trial of a mother and her boyfriend is underway today oncharges that the couple locked the mothers two children in a room where thechildren perished in a blaze at their Morris St. townhouse.

Six councilors have filed a motion asking the councils PublicSafety Committee to look into charges that former Council candidate RichardIreton threatened Ward 6 Councilor Mark Casella because Casella had voted forDan Rizzo to replace former Council Pres. Albert Fiore. Ireton reportedly didnot favor Rizzos appointment and had tried to get Casella to vote againstRizzo.

Reveres John DiComandrea, 72, will lace up his sneakers foranother Boston Marathon. DiComandreas best time was in 1955 when he ran a 2:37and finished 12th. He has been running in the Marathon since 1947, when only400 men competed.

Four cases of whooping cough have been confirmed among eighthgrade students at the Beachmont school.

A nine-alarm fire destroyed the Orient Heights Yacht ClubSaturday afternoon.

29 Days, Rules of Engagement, and The Road to El Doradoare playing at the Revere Showcase Cinemas.

30 years ago

April 11, 1990

Faced with the worst budget crisis in city history, officialssaid they are planning to issue layoff notices for as many as 60 teachers nextweek.

The City Council met with representatives from the Revere policeunion. Councilors pledged to find funds to keep the police department properlystaffed and equipped, but in return they said they wanted a more professionalattitude displayed by officers.

The citys cable TV license is expected to be transferred toContinental Cablevision this Friday from Colonial Cablevision, the holder ofthe original franchise that began in 1968.

I Love You to Death, Ernest Goes to Jail, and The Hunt forRed October are playing at the Revere Showcase Cinemas.

40 years ago

April 9, 1980

The City Council will hold a public hearing on April 29 to takeup a measure offered by Ward 1 Councillor Rita Singer that would set strictguidelines on apartment units being converted into condominiums.

Homeowners Ginny and Burt DeVeaux, whose Beachmont home was destroyedin the Blizzard of 1978, have rebuilt a new home that features solar heatingand water ducts to channel any future flood waters away from the home. Thecouple had lived at the location since 1938.

Mayor George V. Colella and new Police Chief John DeLeire toldCity Council members that the Specialized Patrol Unit of the Revere PoliceDepartment is doing a fine job in the war on drugs. However, councillors saidthey were displeased with the units performance.

Orson Welles stars in The Late, Great Planet Earth at theKincade Theatre in Winthrop.

50years ago

April 9, 1970

The City Council, in an unusual Friday night session justbefore the deadline, approved a budget for 1970 of $13,393,367, slashing$221,322 from the budget that had bene submitted by Mayor George V. Colella.

Revere High students hosted students from Bedford High Schoolthis week as part of a student exchange day program.

The City Council reaffirmed its decision to grant a permit toColonial Cablevision for pole and wire locations throughout the city.

Revere Detective Michael Casoli, with help from a tip, arresteda juvenile on charges of selling marijuana after watching the youngster hide acache of marijuana, estimated to be valued in the $1000 range, in a field offEast Mountain Ave.

City Councillor Arthur Nigro reported to the full council that,The drug problem in the city is not as great as we had feared, after he hadmet with law enforcement officials.

Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voigt star in Midnight Cowboy at theRevere Drive In.

60 years ago

April 14, 1960

A meeting among the 10 area communities that might join togetherto form a regional technical school resulted in a conclusion that an ideal sitefor the school would be in No. Revere on Rt. C-1.

Gov. Foster Furcolo has sent a special message to thelegislature seeking $550,000 for repairs to the seawalls and shore areas ofRevere, Lynn, Nahant, and Winthrop.

The $500,000 fund drive for the Revere Memorial Hospital is just$70,000 short of its goal.

Anthony M. Vegelante is the new President of the Our Lady ofLourdes Holy Name Society.

Richard Burton and Barbara Rush star in The Bramble Bush atthe Revere Drive In. Disneys Toby Tyler is playing at the Revere Theatre.

70 years ago

April 13, 1950

New Plan E City Manager Edward C. Monahan, speaking before agathering of the newly-organized Revere Municipal League for Good Government,lashed out at the politicians, grafters, and others who often have used everymeans to sabotage good government. He declared that the gravy train has endedand indirectly attacked former elected Mayor Raymond Carey, who presently sitson the City Council, for having operated a politically ridden government.

Carmine DiPietro is the new Venerable of the Revere MensLodge, Sons of Italy of America.

Beatrice Price is the new President of the Revere Lodge andChapter, Bnai Brith.

Broderick Crawford, Mercedes McCambridge, and Joanne Dru star inAll the Kings Men at the Revere and Boulevard Theatres.

80 years ago

April 11, 1940

RHS students Rita Hammel of 16 Highland St. and Richard M.Bagnulo of 44 Vane St. are the winners of the essay contest sponsored by theAuxiliary of the local VFW.

The rolling stock and other equipment of the defunct NarrowGauge Railroad has been sold to Chelsea junk dealer Samuel Gordon Inc. ofChelsea for $118,756.

Seventy students received diplomas at the closing exercises ofAmericanization classes last Thursday in the high school auditorium.

Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman, and Eddie Albert star in Brother Ratand the Baby at the Winthrop and State theatres.

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