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Boston Area 4th of July Fireworks Celebrations!

Along with Thanksgiving, July 4th is a holiday Americans can claim all to themselves. There’s no shortage of fun, family oriented things to do in Massachusetts this July 4th. Boston Harborfest is the king of all things 4th of July. With hundreds of events for adults and children, including historic reenactments, live music, food, and patriotic revelries, you won’t run out of things to do. But Independence Day celebrations aren’t limited to Boston. There is a solemn reading of the Declaration of Independence at Old Sturbridge Village; a Blessing of the Fleet with food and live music in New Bedford; art shows in Brewster ; a road race on Nantucket and many fireworks displays across the Commonwealth. Don’t miss any opportunity to get out there and have some patriotic fun. Here are just some of the things to do in Massachusetts this 4th of July. http://www.massvacation.com/explore/holidays/4th-of-july/ 

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Top ways to beat the heat

New England is full of surprises. Memorial Day weekend was cold and wet, but now as we say goodbye to June, we’ve had four consecutive days of high heat. While most of the area will have temperatures top 90, the beach is forecasted to top out in the high 80’s. The best way to beat the heat is to enjoy a day at the beach.  But, if you cannot, we have compiled the top five ways to stay cool. One Drink plenty of water. Drink little to no beverages with caffeine or alcohol, as they will dehydrate you. Two During mealtime, eat smaller meals. Larger meals dehydrate your body as you digest them. It is also best to reduce your salt intake. Three Opening the windows will make your home warmer, not cooler. Open your windows at night to capture the cooler air. When you wake up, close your windows. …

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Revere Group Wins Better Beaches Award

DCR Commissioner Jack Murray, Save the Harbor’s President Patty Foley, Carol Haney, Amanda Gourge, Sarah McRae and Adrienne Maguire at Saturday’s Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Better Beaches Awards Breakfast on the Boston Fish Pier. Posted by: Christina Jedra  Boston.com On Saturday, June 15, 2013 Save the Harbor / Save the Bay awarded $30,000 in Better Beaches grants to 14 groups to support dozens of free public events in nine beachfront communities from Nahant to Nantasket this summer, including 1 group in Revere.

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Waterfront Square is Moving to the Development Fast Track

Seth Daniel- Revere Journal  –   A major milestone in the Waterfront Square development on Revere Beach is about to unfold this week, and if developers have their way, the project will soon shift to warp speed. Covington Realty Partners of St. Louis will appear before the Conservation Commission today, June 5th, to discuss plans for building two apartment buildings with 194 rental units on the North Lot at Wonderland. It will be the first piece of the private development phase of the project. Up to now, only the public portion of the project has been under construction – including the new parking garage, pedestrian bridge and plaza deck. 

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Revere Beach Kite Festival was Flying High!

Sunday’s Revere Beach Kite Festival drew a large audience on a spectacularly beautiful springtime day at the beach. The colors were bold against a blue & slightly cloudy sky, the wind cooperated almost on cue!  Fun and excitement  was enjoyed by hundreds with small children in awe of the kites being flown across from Kelly’s Roast Beef. Additional images by Joe Siciliano can be seen at www.facebook.com/reverebeach  Be sure to Like Us when you get there! Follow Us on www.twitter.com/reverebeach too!

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Return of the Piping Plovers at Revere Beach

  Plovers are back once again at Revere Beach -Journal Staff   The lumberjacks of the West Coast have the spotted owls and the residents in Capistrano have the Flamingos. In Revere, we now have the annual return of the Piping Plovers and their expanding nesting area at Revere Beach. Every year there seems more of the Beach is fenced off and beach goers are forbidden from entering the nesting area.

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Suffolk Downs unveils model for casino complex

Posted by Laura Gomez- Boston.com Suffolk Downs unveiled the 3D model for the proposed resort casino complex yesterday, put on display in the Topsider Room of the present race tract in East Boston.   Suffolk Downs unveiled a 3-D model Wednesday of its $1 billion casino proposal. The model will be available for public viewing in April.

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