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Revere Beach Partnership Announces the Twenty Master Sculptors from Around the Globe to Compete in Duo and Solo Competitions for the 2015 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

America’s First Public Beach Pays Tribute to The Spirit of Massachusetts with 12th Annual World-Renowned Sand Sculpting Festival from July 24 – 26, 2015   REVERE, MA (June 17, 2015) – The Revere Beach Partnership is proud to announce the sculptors competing in the 2015 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival hosted at America’s oldest public beach, Revere Beach, established in 1896. Attracting an average of 700,000 attendees annually, the 2015 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival will begin on Friday, July 24 and run through Sunday, July 26. This year’s festival will feature twenty world-renowned master sand sculptors from all corners of the globe who will put their skills to the test as they compete for first prize in the Master Sand Sculpting Competition in both a duo and solo competition.

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Revere Beach Playground Public Meeting Announced

PUBLIC MEETING REVERE BEACH PLAYGROUND Wednesday, June 24, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Revere City Hall City Council Chambers 281 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Revere, MA At this meeting, DCR and the Revere Beach Partnership will present, and obtain public input on, a preferred concept for a new playground and potential additional recreation amenities within the Revere Beach Reservation.  The public meeting presentation will be viewable the following day on DCR’s website at http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/public-outreach/public-meetings/. If you have questions about the public meeting, please call 617-626-4974 or email DCR.Updates@state.ma.us. If you have comments regarding the project, please email DCR.Updates@state.ma.us, noting “Revere Beach Playground” in the subject line or write to the DCR Office of Public Outreach, 251 Causeway St., Boston, MA 02114. If you have questions, concerns, or would like to be added to an email list to receive DCR project-specific or general announcements, email mass.parks@state.ma.us

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Harbor Group Doles out $200K to Create Better Beaches

Story at Banker & Tradesman State House News Service The type of sand sculptures showcased on Revere Beach in July will populate other beaches this year and an artist from San Francisco will turn one seaside expanse into a temporary work of art. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay on Saturday plans to announce a total of about $204,000 that will help fund 35 different programs on the sandy shores that ring Boston Harbor. One grant will help fund free swimming and kayak lessons at Carson Beach in South Boston available to youth groups around the region, along with a beach soccer clinic, said Bruce Berman, of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. The non-profit received $190,000 from the state and raised additional funds on its own for the programs in nine communities, supporting 70 different free public events. “The Better Beaches Program grants offer a tremendous amount of value by financially …

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High water marks- Beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Swampscott show improvement

  Photo-Owen O’Rourke / Item Photo Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:00 am By Cyrus Moulton / The Daily Item State beaches in Nahant and Revere passed 100 percent of local water quality tests in 2014, while King’s Beach in Lynn and Swampscott passed 88 percent of last year’s tests. The results were the best in four years, according to a report by local advocacy group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. But while pleased, the report’s authors noted that dry weather contributed to the positive results — a signal that potentially expensive and time-consuming stormwater and/or sewer fixes are needed to maintain the progress, particularly at King’s Beach. “It was a good year overall, and it was a good year for King’s; but that’s because it was a dry year,” Bruce Berman, spokesman for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay said Tuesday. “When you look at Tenean (Beach, in Dorchester) or …

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2015 Memorial Day History and City of Revere Observance

Memorial Day History Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country. The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. SEE THE FULL STORY:  Click Here   City of Revere  2015 Memorial Day Oberservance announced by Mayor Dan Rizzo Superintendant of the Chelsea Soldier’s Home, Cheryl Lussier Poppe to be Guest Speaker

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The 2015 Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival will be held July 24 – 26 .

The 2015 Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival  will be held July 24- 26 . The event is in its 12th year and hosted by the Revere Beach Partnership, a non-profit organization, this free event is open to the public and draws crowds from all over New England. Revere Beach Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 2011. Its purpose is to continue the heritage of Revere Beach as a nearby retreat for New England families; to preserve the beach’s unique historic and natural assets; to strengthen the beach as an asset to our community by the development of programs and community; to plan and oversee the continued improvement of Revere Beach. The Partnership consists of an executive director, a volunteer Board of Directors, and other volunteers that share a love for Revere Beach. The main event of the organization is the Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting …

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MA State Police to increase enforcement measures beginning this weekend at Revere Beach

 Increased Police patrols to begin at Revere Beach Story posted at www.mspnews.org Massachusetts State Police will increase enforcement measures on Revere Beach, starting this weekend. The increased patrols, by uniformed and plainclothes troopers alike, are being put in place in anticipation of large crowds that gather at the beach in warm weather and the potential for those crowds to become unruly as was the case with yesterday’s disturbance. Troopers will work in conjunction with Revere Police, who similarly will put added focus on city neighborhoods around the beach. The increased State Police patrols will add several uniformed and undercover troopers, as well as a K-9 unit, to the regular State Police patrols that already cover the beach. These existing patrols — which come from the Revere Beach Barracks, the Motorcycle Unit, and the Troop Community Action Team – will be supplemented by the extra troopers from early evening to early …

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Beautification Committee holds it first 2015 Meeting

First Meeting of 2015 for Beautification Committee Story by Revere Advocate News After a brutal winter, the Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) was able to meet to plan its agenda for the upcoming year. All members agreed that it was wonderful to be able to think of flowers, bushes and making the city clean. It will be a challenging year due to all of the damage that was done by the record-breaking snow Revere experienced these last few months. A few of the items currently on the docket for this year are the beautification of Bell Circle, the planning of the flowers to be installed along Revere Beach and the beginning of the planning for the beautification of Brown Circle. The RBC plans to provide updates of these projects as they progress. Be on the look-out for our progress reports. To learn more about the Revere Beautification Committee go to their …

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A Rebirth in Revere?

  Story posted at Daily Item By Cyrus Moulton – Photo/ Paula Muller REVERE — A “water square.” A pier extending from Revere Beach. A community college campus at Wonderland. Urban planning students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design presented many varied ideas for the future redevelopment of major properties in Revere. But a few common themes emerged. “Everybody in the community had an intense pride concerning Revere, and then Bell Circle comes up and there was just general agreement that it is a disaster,” said student Tamara Jafar, from Ann Arbor, Mich. Students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Urban Planning Core Studio II joined Revere city officials and community members Thursday night to present the results of an investigation of the redevelopment opportunities for several Revere properties. The students worked with city departments, state agencies and local residents to examine and propose improvements for sites including the …

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Revere Citywide Free Fitness Challenge May 11th & 5K Race set for June 13th

News Release by City of Revere Revere – The City of Revere and Mayor Daniel Rizzo are pleased to announce that the “Revere Citywide Free Fitness Challenge” is slated to kick-off on May 11, 2015 and will run for five weeks ending on June 10, 2015. The 5K Race which signifies the end of the challenge is being held on June 13, 2015. The annual Fitness Challenge is designed to highlight the benefits of healthy eating and fitness. It also demonstrates how important health and exercise is, while showing residents that it can also be fun and exciting. All classes for the Fitness Challenge will be offered during the week at either the Susan B. Anthony School gymnasium, or at a various participating business. Weekend classes will meet at the beach or walk the Urban Trails. This will be our fourth year in sponsoring this challenge and the event organizers, …

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