Jamie-Lee Hersey, of Wakefield, was driving along Revere Beach Parkway at approximately 11 p.m. on Tuesday night when she came across a severely injured dog in the middle of the road alongside Simoniz Car Wash. Instinctively, she immediately pulled over to help the dog, and was joined by another good Samaritan, Chris Desrochers, of Revere, who stopped to assist.
Together, Hersey and Desrochers barricaded the small dog between barrels at the car wash in order to shield it from further injury as they contacted the Everett Police Department.
Within minutes, Everett Animal Control Officer Stacia Gorgone was on scene to assist, despite being off duty at the time. Gorgone described the scene as gruesome.
“The bottom half of his body was mutilated” she said about the small dog, and she suspected that he would need a leg amputation if he managed to survive.
A video reveals the dog was idle in the middle of the road, but the injuries are more consistent with a fall as opposed to being struck by a vehicle. After the story circulated on social media, Animal Control received an anonymous tip that someone had witnessed what they believed was a sweatshirt, thrown from a vehicle window at the same location within the same time range. The Everett Police Department are currently investigating whether these injuries were a case of abuse or an unintentional accident. Nobody has come forward to claim the dog as their own.
“It’s not clear if it’s intentional or an accident,” Gorgone explained, concerned after hearing the witness account.
While vets originally tried to save the dog’s leg, Gorgone shared the dog has since had his leg amputated, but is under great care.
“He is doing amazing,” she shared. “He got his leg amputated as to not prolong suffering.”
The dog is currently under care with the DogMother LLC, a local holding facility for animals. Due to high medical bills, a GoFundMe has been set up to alleviate expenses. Already, over $9,000 has been accumulated, but volunteers are working relentlessly to raise more funding.
Since the incident, Hersey and Desrochers have already been in the process of adopting rescue dogs of their own. Gorgone, who is an advocate for animal rescue, explained this is the silver lining to the injured pup’s story: “Not only did they save this dog, but they were inspired to rescue other dogs, too.”
Donations can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/HelpJamiePup and anyone with further information about the indecent is encouraged to contact the Everett Police Department at 617-387-1212.
Film crews descended on Revere Beach Boulevard and Bill Ash’s Lounge at the end of last week. Crews were filming a television pilot for Showtime called, “City on the Hill” and a scene called “The Approval.”
Crews have also been filming in Malden. Star actor Kevin Bacon (Footloose) is tagged to be a part of the show although he was not in Revere.
The scenes are set in the late 1980s or early 90s and the show is supposed to be a “cop-type” drama.
The Department of Recreation and Conservation (DCR) closed down Revere Beach Boulevard from just before Shirley Avenue to Revere Street. One scene being shot was along the boulevard starting at the Bandstand and traveling down to the State Police Barracks. The shot, captured from a camera mounted to the top of a blacked out Porsche Cayenne (rented out for two days at $40,000, according to a crew member.) The scene being filmed showed an armored car truck being followed by a minivan.
All the vehicles being used are late 1980s and 90s models. There was an old Lincoln Continental, a Jeep Grand Wagoner with wood paneling and an old Volvo.
The outside of Bill Ash’s Lounge was transformed to the “Ebb-Tide” a restaurant/bar type of place. Last Wednesday afternoon about 20 electricians and crew members were inside the dive redoing all the lighting.
The crew was very tight-lipped about what they were working on and unknowing members of the public who just wanted to go for a walk, were redirected away from the filming areas.
Councillor-elect Bob Bishop said it feels good to return to City Hall to represent Prattville on the Council. He will be taking office in January, but has been attending meetings to get up to speed on matters.
The halls of City Hall haven’t changed tremendously since former City Clerk and former Alderman Bob Bishop retired, but things have changed a bit and now Bishop will rejoin the team as a member of the City Council.
On Nov. 7, Bishop one a heavily contested race Prattville’s District 1 over Planning Board member Todd Taylor, gaining the right to represent the district on the Council come January.
“I worked very hard and had a lot of support,” he said after attending Monday’s Council meeting. “Many of my voters came out and I’m grateful for that. My opponent worked very hard too and is a good man. I can’t say one bad thing about him.”
Bishop was an Alderman in the old form of government prior to the receivership era, and also served as City Clerk for 25 years, retiring as the Purchasing Agent in 2010.
“It feels really good to be back up here,” he said. “I was first elected when I was 27 and that was some time ago. I have a good idea of what I’m doing and what I need to do to represent District 1.
Bishop said the district has changed, and that’s something he saw when he went out frequently during the campaign. Many of his long-time voters are gone, he said, and many new people have moved in. He said he did his best to meet as many as he could.
In doing that, he said he learned the biggest concern in the district is rats.
“I have to say the number one concern out there is rats – that’s all across District 1,” he said. “That will be at the top of my list. We’re going to really see what the City offers to help with this and then see if we can’t do more.”
He also said a concern is the dangerous crossing at Revere Beach Parkway, as well as the traffic pattern and configuration at the Parkway and Washington Avenue.
Another thing he wants to do is to find out ways to help the City’s code inspectors – whom he believes are overwhelmed.
Francisco Herrera, 39, 22 School St., Revere, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Jose Mancia, 49, 133 Shawmut St., Chelsea, was arrested for shoplifting.
Marco Roman, 20, 31 Crescent Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for unarmed robbery, possessing Class B drug, possessing Class E drug.
Shirma Farmer, 63, 9 Lawrence St., Chelsea, was arrested for destruction of property malicious over $250.
Eric Knight, 56, 474 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere, was arrested on a warrant, drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public.
Rose Sheehy, 34, 828 Salem St., Malden, was arrested on a warrant, drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public.
Joseph Sarro, 53, 179 Winnisimmet St., Chelsea, was arrested for trespassing.
Daniel Humphreys, 36, 855 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public.
Matthew Graves, 24, 4 Parkway Ct., Chelsea, was arrested for drinking/possessing open alcoholic beverage in public.
Jose Burgos-Murillo, 59, 14 Bloomingdale St., Chelsea, was arrested for indecent exposure and on a warrant.
Olson Cejour, 25, 227 Chestnut St., Chelsea, was arrested for drug, possessing to distribute Class B, carrying dangerous weapon or knife over 4×1 inches, drug, possessing to distribute Class D.
Paul Thomas, 56, 55 Library St., Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.
Cynthia Mackay, 28, 418 Revere Beach Pkwy., Revere, was arrested on a warrant.
Ruth De La Cruz, 32, 22 Watts ST., Chelsea, was arrested on warrants.
Jofafat Nunes, 31, 117 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, possessing open container of alcohol in motor vehicle.
Santos Vasquez, 30, 873 B roadway, Chelsea, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle, operating under the influence of liquor, reckless operation of motor vehicle and on a warrant.
Claudia Mendez, 31, 11 Richardson Rd., Stoneham, was arrested on a warrant.
Marlon Ortiz, 25, 38 Cary Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for trespassing.
POLICE BriefsBy Seth Daniel and Paul Koolloian
COMPLAINT LEADS TO ARREST
One man who was ready to complain to police on another man ended up getting arrested himself when it turned out he was a aggressor, having allegedly stabbed the other man with a broken bottle.
On Monday, Aug. 22, at approximately 1:45 a.m., while patrolling the area of Bellingham Square, a CPD officer was flagged down by a male subject. The subject appeared to be upset and pointed to a few parties walking toward the cab stand telling the officer he had an altercation with them.
The officer, with additional units, approached the parties at the cab stand and observed a male party bleeding from the left bicep area. The officers inquired to what happened and were told the original male who flagged down the officer had stabbed him in the bicep with a broken bottle. It was determined from a witness that the fight was over a female that was in the area.
The subject was placed into custody and victim transported to Whidden Hospital.
Francisco Herrera, 39, of Revere, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (bottle).
ROBBER ON BIKE ARRESTED
On August 22, at approximately 2:33 p.m., officers responded to a radio transmission in regards to a street robbery that had just occurred near the intersection of Orange Street. A Chelsea detective immediately reviewed city video and observed a male subject who fit the description on a bicycle in the area.
Detectives then responded to the area of the robbery and observed other video sources in the area of the robbery and were able to identify a suspect based on those images. That suspect was later observed wearing the same clothing and on the same bicycle and was placed under arrest.
Marco Roman, 20, of 31 Crescent Ave., was charged with unarmed robbery, possession of a Class B drug and possession of a Class E drug.
EXPOSED HIMSELF TO WOMEN
About 10:56 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, Officers assigned to a walking route that goes between Bellingham Square and the Chelsea District Court House observed two females walking on Second Street. The officers took notice of the females’ demeanor, appearing to be very upset as they walked by a male. Officers then noticed the male to be exposing himself while urinating on the street. He was placed under arrest on scene and later determined to have warrants out of Chelsea District Court for Larceny.
Jose Burgos-Murillo, 59, of 14 Bloomingdale St., was charged with indecent exposure and one warrant.
Hair Cuttery at 1086 Revere Beach Parkway in Chelsea will host a cut-a-thon on Sunday, March 6th from 6:00 – 9:00pm to benefit the Jordan Boys and Girls Club. All haircuts will be $10.00 with 100% of the proceeds going to the club.
The Jordan Boys and Girls Club helps young people, especially those in need, build strong characters and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. The cut-a-thon will benefit the Boys and Girls Club’s many programs which support the youth in the Chelsea community.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Jordan Boys and Girls Club to help raise funds for their clubhouse,” said Lydia Son, Hair Cuttery Salon Leader. “It’s so wonderful when we can come together as a community and support such a worthy organization.”
Hair Cuttery has an established history of charitable giving, supporting a range of local and national causes, including St. Baldrick’s Foundation, American Red Cross, The National Network to End Domestic Violence, American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Girls on the Run.
About Hair Cuttery:
Hair Cuttery is the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, with nearly 900 company-owned locations on the East Coast, New England and the Midwest. A full-service, value-priced salon, Hair Cuttery offers a full complement of cuts and styling, coloring, waxing and texturizing services with no appointment necessary, as well as a full line of professional hair care products. Hair Cuttery is committed to delivering a delightful client experience through WOW Service including a Smile Back Guarantee. Hair Cuttery is a division of Ratner Companies, based in Vienna, VA. www.haircuttery.com
Alfonsina Caraballo passed away on Thursday, February 4 at the South Shore Hospital. She was 86 years old. She was the beloved wife of the late Ramon Caraballo.
Her funeral will be held from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea today, Thursday February 11 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend.
Avid video gamer, enjoyed socializing and dancing “James Brown” style
Joseph H. Laukaitis, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away after a long illness on Sunday evening, February 7 in the peaceful and caring surroundings of his daughter’s’ home. He was 64 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, he was one of eight children of the late John and Jessie Laukaitis. Joseph attended local schools and enlisted in the US Marine Corps serving during the Vietnam Era. He was honorably discharged and returned to Chelsea. Joseph worked as a hand laborer with various local companies: American Biltrite, “Panco Rubber,” Sweetheart Paper, The Thos. Strahan Co., Gillette and Marsons Corp.
In his lifetime, Joseph most enjoyed socializing with family and friends, dancing in his “James Brown” Style and he was an avid video gamer.
In addition to his parents, Joseph was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary and Maria. To mourn his passing and cherish his memory, he leaves behind his beloved daughter and her husband, Kimberly and Robert McGuirk of Athol. He was the dear brother of John Laukaitis of Orlando FL, Robert Laukaitis of Chelsea, Henry Laukaitis of East Boston, Barbara Doyle and Joanne Robinson, both of Revere; the cherished grandfather of Michael McGuirk and Jacob Lovato and the adored great-grandfather of Sierra Lovato. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
His Funeral will begin from the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea on Friday February 12 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with interment at Mt. Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home today, Thursday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to either the American Cancer Society or the MSPCA. For directions or to send expressions of sympathy, please visit
Dorothea ‘Dot’ Zarni
Retiree of Host-Marriott and Stuarts Discount
Dorothea P. (Sexton) Zarni passed away following a long illness on February 6. She was 85 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, she attended Chelsea Schools and was a 1948 graduate of Chelsea High School. “Dot,” as she was affectionately known, worked as a salesperson for the former Stuarts Discount Store of Malden before moving on to Host-Marriott at Terminal D Logan Airport where she worked for over 20 years as a bartender before retiring at age 75 and making many friendships over her long tenure of employment. “Dot” was a long time supporter and member of the Immaculate Conception Parish Community.
She is survived by her husband Alfred A. Zarni – aka Zani. She was the devoted mother of Bernadette H. Moore, James A. Zarni and his wife, Paula G., all of Revere, John A. Zarni and his wife, Elizabeth of Chelsea and the late Richard N. and Robert F. Zarni; the cherished grandmother of Eric S. R. Moore of Royal Palm Beach, Florida, Jessica A. White and her husband, Brian of Melrose, Katie E. Lombardi and her husband, Carl of North Reading and Amanda E. Zarni of Chelsea. She is also lovingly survived by her five great grandchildren: Erica T. Moore, Eric J. and Devon R. Moore, all of Royal Palm Beach, Florida, Jacob C. Lombardi of North Reading and Jaxson T. White of Melrose.
Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, February 13 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach Street and Winthrop Avenue., Revere) at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street,
Boston, MA 02108. For additional information, please visit www.Vertuccio&Smith.com
Loved music, dancing, singing and family celebrations
Connie Lento passed away Wednesday evening, February 3 at the Boston Medical Center after an unexpected and brief illness. She was 92 years old.
She was the beloved and precious child of the late Joseph and Sara (Magno) Lento. Loved, cherished and cared for throughout her life by her siblings, their spouses and children, Connie loved music and to dance and sing. For the past six years she was a resident of Connors House, a group home where she shared love and companionship with her dear housemates. Five years earlier she had convalesced at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home and previously she resided at Phillips Manor in Lynn for 25 years. She enjoyed family gatherings and celebrations.
She was truly the dearest sister and sister-in-law of Catherine Torra and her husband, Alessandro of No. Reading, Mario Lento of Nashua, NH, Audley Freehling of Revere and his late wife,, Anna Freehling, the late Joseph and Rachel Lento and the late baby, Antonia Lento. She was the cherished aunt of 12 nieces and nephews, 17 grandnieces and grandnephews with their spouses, and adored great grandaunt of four.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Connie’s memory may be made to Bay Cove human Services/Connors House, attn. Development, 66 Canal St., Boston, MA 02114 or online at WWW.BayCove.org/donate
U.S. VeteranRetired Drafting and Design instructor for Northeast Regional Vocational Technical High School
James ‘Jim’ “Mr. G.” Gagliano, a longtime Chelsea resident and resident of Henderson, Nevada since 1999, passed away on February 2 at the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas after being diagnosed with an advanced stage of leukemia five weeks ago. He was 85 years old.
Born in Lodi, NJ, he grew up in San Fernando, CA, attended schools in California and graduated from San Fernando High School. He enlisted in the US Navy serving during the Korean Conflict and was stationed at the Naval Air Station in Cuba as a weather observer aboard naval icebreakers in the Arctic Ocean.
While in the service, he met and married Chelsea native Helen P. Mickiewicz. He was honorably discharged and came to Chelsea with his young bride and together they raised two sons and shared nearly 50 years together up to the time of Helen’s passing in 1997. He worked as a draftsman for Pratt and Whitney in Boston and Hesse-Eastern in Everett. Jim continued his education attending Northeastern University and Fitchburg State College receiving his BS Degree and Masters in Education. He began teaching Drafting, Mechanical Drawing and Design, first at the Boston Trade School and in 1970 he was one of the first instructors hired to teach at the newly established Northeast Regional Vocational High School in Wakefield. There he was best known simply as “Mr. G.” by students and faculty alike. He retired in 1995. He was a former member and past Chaplain PAV Post 13 of Chelsea,
He settled in Henderson, Nevada 16 years ago and was a Past President and committee chair of the Kiwanis Club of the Las Vegas Strip.
In addition to his parents and wife, Helen, he was also predeceased by his brothers Marcel and Rene Gagliano and a granddaughter Ryhan Gagliano. He is survived by his two sons and their spouses; Dennis Gagliano and his wife, Lisa of Peabody, Richard Gagliano and his wife, Renee of Manassas, VA. He was the cherished grandfather of Richard, Jr., John and Anthony Gagliano, Christine Losciuto and Lorigan Sudak and the adored great grandfather of Gianna, Rylee and Lily. He was also expecting the arrival of his fourth great grandchild at the time of his passing.
Funeral arrangements were by the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Edwin Ibanez, 27, 589 Broadway, Chelsea, was arrested on warrants.
Ronny Lee Morales, 25, 6 Rhodes Ave., Lynn, was arrested for unarmed robbery and assault and battery.
Katie Clements, 29, 32 Whitman St., Somerville, was arrested for unarmed robbery.
Kamaya Farikafi, 19, 780 Albany St., Boston, was arrested for warrants.
Manuel Escobar, 45, 294 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for operation of motor vehicle unlicensed, red light violation.
Charles McCarthy, 20, 34 Ashland St., Taunton, was arrested on warrants.
Raul Figueroa, 29, 14 Marie Apt. #2, Dorchester, was arrested on a warrant.
Abel Reis, 52, 204 Washington Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for breaking and entering daytime for felony, malicious destruction of property, larceny of motor vehicle, extortion by threat of injury.
Vincent Patracca, 46, 4 Atherton Ct., Lynnfield, was arrested for firearm kidnapping
Jackson Perez, 24, 91 Chestnut St., Lynn, was arrested for firearm kidnapping.
Edward Ramos, 33, 314 Beach St., Revere, was arrested for firearm kidnapping
Wayne Lark, 58, 10 Magnolia St., Dorchester, was arrested for carrying a dangerous weapon, possessing Class drug, Possessing to distribute Class B drug.
Meghan Mastrangelo, 33, 106 Mountain Ave., Revere, was arrested on warrants.
Oscar Justiniano, 22, 121 Hawthorne St., Chelsea, was arrested for distribute Class B drug, possessing to distribute Class B drug.
Dana Judge, 45, 95 Barker St., North Andover, was arrested for possessing Class B drug.
Jason Amaral, 28, 11 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, was arrested on a warrant.
Robert Soroka, 41, 5 Admirals Way, Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant.
Jose Rivera, 29, 25 Trotter Ct., Boston, was arrested on warrants.
Xavier Lara, 24, 30B Beverly St, Revere, was arrested for possessing to distribute Class E Drug, possessing Class B drug.
Erik Ortiz, 30, 201 Essex St., Lynn, was arrested for shoplifting.
Sunday, June 21
Ramon Valdez, 31, of 43 Eleanor Street, Chelsea, was arrested for trespassing.
Eliseo Guerra, 26, of 30 Hawthorne Street, Chelsea, was arrested for malicious destruction of property over $250.
Lisa Ortie, 37, of 27 Lynn Street, Chelsea, was arrested for outstanding warrant of larceny over $250.
Monday, June 22
Hector M. Lopez, 36, of 68 Williams Street, Chelsea, was arrested for misdemeanor warrant default and felony warrant default.
Luis Lopreto, 29, of 69 Shurtleff Street, Chelsea, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle.
Jolene Garrity, 32, homeless, was arrested for misdemeanor warrant default.
Michael G. Dewhurst, 40, of 41 Vokes Terrace, Lynnfield, was arrested for outstanding warrant for larceny over $250 and receiving stolen vehicle.
Tuesday, June 23
Samuel Dos Santos, 22, of 38 Enon Street, Beverly, was arrested for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle and unregistered motor vehicle.
Anthony A. Sacco, 29, of 30 W. Broad Avenue, South Boston, was arrested for parole violation.
Heather Ann Gormley, 38, of 96 Holyoke, Lynn, was arrested for outstanding warrant for prostitution.
Christopher Steriti, 29, of 269 Border Street, East Boston, was arrested for possession of Class A drug.
Wednesday, June 24
Jessica Taormina, 28, of 4 Trase Street, Gloucester, was arrested for outstanding warrant for possession of Class B drug and outstanding warrant for conspiracy to violate CSA.
Thursday, June 25
Simon Sandoval, 54, of 84 Shawmut Street, Chelsea, was arrested for unlicensed operation or motor vehicle, negligent operation of motor vehicle, failing to slow at intersection and speeding.
Basil A. Tedesco, 55, of 6 Everett Street, East Boston, was arrested for possession of Class A drug, possession of Class C drug and conspiracy to violate drug law.
Heriberto Lebron, 64, of 165 Hawthorne Street, Chelsea, was arrested for two counts of possession of Class A drug, drug violation near school/park and conspiracy to violate drug law.
Charmaine Perkins, 48, of 54 Cottage Street, Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Lynne F. Walsh, 54, of 132 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Michael Concepcion, 22, of 55 Grove Street, Chelsea, was arrested for probation warrant.
Emmitt Simpkins, 20, of 86 Norfolk Street, Boston, was arrested for two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, threat to commit a crime and disorderly conduct.
Friday, June 26
Domenic M. Strazzulla, 53, of 10 Forsyth Street, Chelsea, was arrested for outstanding warrant for larceny, two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, and two counts of witness intimidation.
Pereira Hedilberto Sosa, 38, of 37 Bloomingdale Street, Chelsea, was arrested for outstanding warrant for trespassing, outstanding warrant for being disorderly and outstanding warrant for assault and battery.
Merritt B Moraski III, 52, of 48 Blossom Street, Chelsea, was arrested for two counts of assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and strangulation or suffocation on person.
Dennis J. Sentner, 62, of 105 Franklin Avenue, Revere, was arrested for outstanding warrant for a bomb threat.
Oliver A. Arevalo, 31, of 58 County Road, Chelsea, was arrested for outstanding warrant for unlicensed operation of motor vehicle and unlicensed operation of motor vehicle.
Andrew J. Babigumira, 30, of 62 Garden Circle, Waltham, was arrested for outstanding warrant for trespassing.
At approximately 11:30 a.m. today a tractor-trailer dump truck hauling sand to the Winthrop Beach revitalization project rolled over at Brown Circle rotary in Revere, spilling its load across the roadway.
Revere Police have primary jurisdiction of the rotary and conducted the main crash investigation. The Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section (our Truck Team) also responded and examined the truck for compliance with federal and state motor carrier laws.
The truck (1994 Peterbilt tractor pulling a 2009 dump-truck style trailer) is owned by HM Morales Trucking, Inc., of Chelsea. The operator was Miguel Hernandez, 23. He was injured and transported.
The truck was hauling fill from Saugus to Winthrop at the time of the crash.
As a result of the State Police Truck Team investigation, the truck company, HM Morales Trucking, was cited for the following:
- For the tractor: insufficient brake linings on the left side of the first axle and defective brakes on the right side of the third axle.
- For the trailer: Defects in the fourth axle (cracked air bag supports, both sides) and fifth axle (cracked air bag supports, both sides); and expired inspection sticker.
Brown Circle was closed for approximately 2 hours. Preliminary investigation indicates excessive speed for the rotary was a factor in the crash. Please check with Revere Police as to whether the operator was cited for speeding or anything else.
Summer doesn’t officially end until Sept. 22, but when our students start returning to school and our Revere High School and Pop Warner football and cheerleading teams begin practices, we know that the “real” summer season is coming to a close.
It’s been a great summer in Revere where the annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival was a tremendous success, along with the seventh annual “Reach the Beach” Festival, the Revere Beach Foundation’s Kite Festival, and the Revere Firefighters Volleyball Tournament — all wonderful events that bring our community together in the months of the summer. We’re fortunate to have in our midst a true treasure in Revere Beach, the first public beach in America.
Of course, any reflection on the Summer of 2014, must include the tornado that struck our city on the morning of July 28. That incredible weather event will remain indelibly etched in the minds of our residents for years to come. Mayor Dan Rizzo’s outstanding leadership — and the tremendous work of Revere’s Police and Fire Departments and its Department of Public Works — in the immediate aftermath of this incredible storm and in the days following, were efforts that the entire city could be proud of. Mayor Rizzo was on the scene coordinating emergency response efforts, keeping the public well-informed, and making sure that the cleanup was safe and swift. Our mayor deserves commendation for his leadership and decision-making in what was the first tornado ever to strike Suffolk County.
Students have begun their final year at the McKinley School — a new school will open on the former site of Hill Park in 2015. Our other students will begin school Monday and we wish them well in the 2014-15 academic year. With students back in school, we ask motorists to be cautious in their travels throughout our city.
Metro Credit Union is hosting the fifth annual barbecue Multi-Chamber Networking fundraiser event to benefit The Neighborhood Developers and CONNECT on Aug. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Metro headquarters, 200 Revere Beach Parkway. Pictured above is the planning committee, seated are, Saritin Rizzuto of Metro and Sheri Raftery of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce. Standing, from left, are Licy Sweeney, Kizzy Reyes of Caribbean Liquors, Maureen Foley of Residence Inn Marriott, and Rich Cuthie, executive director of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door. For tickets, please contact Saritin Rizzuto at 617-851-6749 or visit the Chelsea Chamber Web site. The Neighborhood Developers would like to thank the Phantom Gourmet, HagstromWhite, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Distrigas, Paul Revere Transportation, D’Ambrosio Brown, Harbour Food Service, Olivia’s Organic, and Metro Credit Union.