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New Playground being installed at Oak Island Park

Story by:  Itemlive.com October 27, 2016 Volunteers spent last week installing new playground equipment at Oak Island Park. By THOMAS GRILLO REVERE — The city has a sparkle thanks to a volunteer effort to spruce up neighborhood parks, the business district and even a cemetery. The projects, “Beautify Revere” and “Community Build,” brought more than 300 residents together for a single purpose: making the city a better place for everyone. Last weekend, this year’s final clean-up was completed at the Rumney Marsh Burial Ground, the National Register of Historic Places resting place of 545 of Revere’s earliest settlers on Butler Street. Two miles away, Kerri Courtois and her team installed a new playground set at Oak Island Park, one block from Revere Beach. She helped replace the swing set and jungle gym whose useful life had passed. “I don’t want to say the equipment we replaced was dilapidated, but it …

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Revere Beach Development Obtains Financing

Story by Banker & Tradesmen September 26, 2016 First Niagara Bank has furnished a construction loan for Beach House, a 234-unit luxury apartment development in Revere. Baystone Development of Weston is leading the project at a long-vacant parcel at 540 Revere Beach Boulevard. The development will include open layout floor plans with a full amenity package including a heated outdoor pool, roof deck with Boston skyline views, fitness center, resident club area with full kitchen and theater room. CBRE/New England’s John Kelly, Kyle Juszczyszyn, Chris Coutts and Lenny Pierce arranged the construction loan with First Niagara Bank’s Senior Vice President David Yesue and Market Executive Doug MacLean. The developers will market the property as a transit-friendly option for Boston commuters with lower rents than the city, Baystone executive Todd MacDowell told Banker & Tradesman in July. See Full Story at Banker and Tradesman 

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10th Annual Revere Beach Memorial to be observed September 25th

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 an overdose. The Revere CARES Coalition and the City of Revere is again organizing this touching event for Sunday, September 25, 2016 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 6:30pm on the night of the event.

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Urban Trail Opens in Shirley Ave Area

By Revere Journal Staff By Sue Ellen Woodcock Tennis shoes, running shoes, heels, dress shoes, even barefoot you can enjoy the fourth Urban Trail in Revere now that officials have opened the latest one in the Shirley Avenue area last Friday. Thanks to the work of many residents and the support of sponsors including Revere on the Move mini-grant, made possible by Partners HealthCare and Mass General Hospital, Mass in Motion. Mass Development Transformative Development Initiative (TDI), 7-11, Bagel Bin, Beauty and the Beach Hair Salon, Casablanca House of Pastry, Rachanna Jewelry, Seaside Pharmacy, and Thmor Da, the trail is a mile and a quarter marked in areas by painted blue flip-flops on the sidewalks around the Shirley Avenue neighborhood. Working along with RevereCares, which has developed the other trails in town (Beachmont, Whalen School) The Urban Trail Planning Committee includes: Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky, resident Maribel Mendez, resident …

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2016 Sand Sculpting Comes to a Close

REVERE — America’s oldest public beach got a little sandier this week. Onlookers, wannabes, and pros converged on Revere Beach Friday to watch, learn, and compete in the 13th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival. But before the crowds arrived, the competition needed sand. And in the world of Northeast sand sculpting competitions, there’s no better stuff than the decomposed granite dust that’s trucked in from a quarry in Hudson, N.H. Organizers ordered nearly 500 tons of the sand, which is silty, sparkly, and soft to the touch. Unlike Revere Beach’s sand, the New Hampshire quarry’s is not rolled and rounded by the waves. It’s more durable, and easier to shape and carve.

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Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil at Suffolk Downs until July 10th

KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil will close on July 10. Don’t miss an opportunity to see this amazing show! Save 20% on select tickets and treat yourself and your loved ones to a unique experience under the Big Top at Suffolk Downs. After a stroll along Revere Beach come and see KURIOS by ! Kurios is a mysterious and fascinating world that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down. The Boston Globe calls Kurios “Astonishing”. Unique Link to 20% off tickets: http://cirk.me/28K8ut8 the deduction is automatic no need to enter promo code

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This woman’s one-piece bathing suit got her arrested in 1907 Annette Kellerman dared to show her legs on Revere Beach.

Summer is here at Revere Beach….! This story is being reposted as it’s a good way to reflect upon the styles and evolution of bathing attire and swimwear over the years……Annette Kellerman and her story are featured in the 1957 film  Million Dollar Mermaid by MGM. By Kristin Toussaint July 2, 2015- Boston.com When Annette Kellerman stepped out onto Revere Beach in 1907 wearing a one-piece bathing suit that ended in shorts above her knees, her legs caused a scandal. Police were called, and she was arrested for indecency. Those legs had also made her famous: The Australian swimmer held all the world records for women’s swimming in 1905. She was a vaudeville star with an act full of high dives and underwater ballet. Newspapers hailed her as “The Original Mermaid.’’ But Victorian-era vacationers didn’t care to feel the sea or sun on their skin. In the early 1900s, women …

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The Beautiful,New Vanguard Ushers in A New Era for Revere

June 4, 2016 By Journal Staff –Revere Journal Guests at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the beautiful, new Vanguard Waterfront Square Apartments at 660 Ocean Ave. knew that they were a part of a special event ushering in an era of luxury living along the shores of Revere Beach. The unobstructed views of the ocean from the Vanguard are simply breathtaking. The state-of-the-art exercise facility, the clubroom, the barbecue area, and cabanas are superb amenities. We particularly liked the modern laminate wood flooring in the kitchen, dining, and living rooms and the spacious walk-in closets. In other words, there is much to admire about the Vanguard Apartments and it is not a surprise that they are filling up quickly with young professionals and couples moving to Revere to take advantage of this exciting residential opportunity. One resident told us how convenient the location is with its five-minute walk to the Wonderland …

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