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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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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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Suffolk Downs help included in Bill

Racing may return to Suffolk Downs Story by the Revere Journal House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo joined Representative RoseLee Vincent and their colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass a supplemental budget which allocates additional funding to critical programs and initiatives – including a critical provision to help racing return to Suffolk Downs. The legislation will allow horse racing and simulcasting to continue at Suffolk Downs until 2016, if approved by the Senate and the governor. It would also creates greater flexibility in payment structures to allow for relocation or training of horses, and related operations.

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Cupid Splash this Saturday at Revere Beach across from Kelly’s

Save the Harbor Save the Bay Cupid Slash at Revere Beach On Saturday, March 21st members of the Revere Community will be participating in the Save the Harbor/Save the Bay – Cupid Splash. Join us on Revere Beach (across from Kelly’s Roast Beef) at 12:00 p.m. for a day at the beach with Chowder, Hot Chocolate, and a dip in the water! To register, please visit http://www.cupidsplash.org/

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Revere Beach Hotel Deal Coming Together

Story by Seth Daniel -Revere Journal   Hotel  Deal Coming Together for Revere Beach Developers for Waterfront Square are preparing to begin the process of bringing a hotel to Revere Beach – specifically on the parcel of land on the beach side of Wonderland Station. Joe DiGangi, of EuroVest, announced late last week that the project is preparing to welcome the addition of a Marriott hotel to the beachfront. “We are in the process of finalizing the documents,” he said. “To date, Marriott has approved the site, and they have brought on board one of their preferred hotel developers/operators.” Mayor Dan Rizzo said it was a another bit of good news and added it to a list of recent accomplishments. He said he was glad to see that project picking up in the commercial development side.

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City Government Teams with Harvard Graduate Students for an Urban Planning Exercise

        CITY GOVERNMENT TEAMS WITH HARVARD GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR AN URBAN PLANNING EXERCISE Fifty graduate students explore the design and development potential on a series of sites Revere – The City of Revere is pleased to announce that beginning in March it will be teaming with students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design to conduct an analysis of potential development sites within the City of Revere. Fifty Urban Planning students, working in conjunction with the Economic Development and Community Development departments, will be exploring the design and development potential on sites across the City of Revere.

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