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Bright Named Medal of Valor Winner at State Award Ceremony

Gov. Baker, Revere Sr Deputy Bright and Chief Gene Doherty November 26, 2015 By Seth Daniel-Revere Journal The family homestead on Reservoir Avenue for Senior Deputy Chief Chris Bright had always been a welcome sight a beacon of fond memories from the past. Now, the burnt out house has recently been bulldozed – the site of a bittersweet effort from the long-time firefighter where he rescued one uncle, but another perished due to the flames. It was a rescue and overall effort that was highlighted on Monday in the campus of MIT where he collected the Medal of Valor for the state Firefighter of the Year awards. It was a celebration of bravery and a mourning for a lost family member all at the same time. Bright said the Medal around his neck was for his uncle, Dennis Toomey, who died in the Reservoir Avenue fire. Everything changed for Bright …

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World Leaders Pledge Strong Response to Paris Attacks

 Wall Street Journal Report By CAROL E. LEE, JULIAN E. BARNES and ADAM ENTOUS Updated Nov. 15, 2015 6:37 p.m. ET U.S. agrees to expand intelligence-sharing with France in an effort to better combat Islamic State terrorism. ANTALYA, Turkey—World leaders promised a forceful response to Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, including intensified airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, intelligence cooperation and measures to tighten border security. In the earliest sign of that commitment, the French launched a series of strikes late Sunday against Islamic State targets in Syria, in part based on the new intelligence provided by the U.S. The U.S. agreed to expand its intelligence-sharing with France, and on Sunday, the Pentagon provided its ally with detailed targeting information to steer French warplanes to key Islamic State positions, U.S. officials said. Click Here to see Full Story at WSJ

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Mini Grants Will Fund Residents’ Ideas for a Healthier Revere

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Heather White Communications Coordinator Revere CARES Coalition hwhite4@partners.org 781-485-6404 Mini Grants Will Fund Residents’ Ideas for a Healthier Revere Total of Over $23,000 Available for Community Proposals REVERE (October 23, 2015)—For the first time since Revere on the Move began offering mini grants, the program will partner with the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Task Force to fund residents’ ideas that continue making Revere a healthy place to work, play, and raise our families. Both initiatives of the Revere CARES Coalition and their community partners welcome ideas from community organizations, City departments, schools, neighborhood organizations, businesses or youth groups to apply for funds. “Our ultimate goal for these mini grants is to put money in the hands of our community to do things we may not have thought of or been able to do. The community knows best how to improve the health of the city, …

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9th Annual Revere Beach Memorial to be held on September 20th

Revere Cares and the City of Revere Announcement The Annual Revere Beach Memorial is a candlelight vigil for families and friends who wish to remember a loved one that lost their life due to issues related to a substance use disorder or drug overdose. The Revere CARES Coalition and the City of Revere is again organizing this touching event for Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at the William G. Reinstein Bandstand on Revere Beach (rain or shine). The event begins at sunset, approximately 7:00 pm, and will end by 8:00pm. Individuals can register a name to be read by contacting Revere CARES at 781-435-6440 or arriving between 6:00pm and 7:00pm on the night of the event. The program consists of: an introduction, inspirational readings/poems, lighting of candles, reading of names of those being remembered with a fire bell after each name, closing remarks (the Serenity Prayer and concluding statement), and bagpipe …

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Suffolk Gets New Race Schedule

Three Day Racing Schedule approved August 14, 2015 By Seth Daniel-Revere Journal The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) approved a three-day racing schedule and a $1.425 million withdrawal from the state’s new Race Horse Development Fund to supplement the meet’s purses, but some 350 local horsemen have withdrawn from their organization and are protesting the move. “We supported the industry every year for 20 years with the hope that one day gaming would come to the Commonwealth and help our industry,” said Bernie Bramante of Medford, who recently signed on with the new organization, the Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. “Now, the money is here and we don’t have a shot at it. Now that it has come, the plan is to give it to a bunch of people from out of state.” That was the unanimous reaction from many of the locals in the industry who felt they had been ripped …

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Water Quality Rating is High at Revere Beach

See Full Story at Revere Journal Revere Beach one of the cleanest in the Boston Area The nation’s first public beach remains strong as one of the cleanest beaches in the area on Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s mid-summer beach report released this week. Last year at this point in the summer Revere Beach scored a 100 percent on the report and scored the same this time around. According to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Director of Strategy, Communications and Programs Bruce Berman Revere Beach is still on the top 10 of the cleanest beaches from Nahant to Nantasket while frequent rain back in June and during some weeks in July forced beach closures due to high bacteria levels at other public beaches. “There are two ways to fix an urban beach problem,” said Berman. “One way is to sever every pipe that goes into the beach and that’s what …

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Revere Beach Partnership Announces the Full Event Schedule 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 (July 20th, 2015) – The Revere Beach Partnership is proud to announce the full event schedule for 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. Event Schedule Friday, July 24, 2015 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Festival Opens 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Live Music …

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DCR implements No Smoking Ban on State Beaches

No Smoking on Revere Beach….. Story by Revere Advocate In recent weeks, Revere residents have taken notice of some new signage in a few locations added along the beach-side of Revere Beach Blvd. which state “No Smoking” anywhere on the sandy beach area. Residents were taken by surprise claiming to be unaware of a smoking ban at “America’s Oldest Public Beach.” In a telephone and email interview with Mass. Dept. of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) Asst. Press Secretary Kevin O’Shea this past week, we asked some pertinent questions regarding the new signage. Calling it a new initiative for this year, O’Shea said that the new smoking ban signage was an internal decision passed back in October 2014 under former DCR Commissioner John P. Murray and former Gov. Deval Patrick. Since it’s not an ordinance, the DCR is politely requesting beach-goers to refrain from smoking on the beach itself in order …

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