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Businesses on Shirley Avenue look to Organize into an Association

Bunsreng Sok of Thmor Da Restaurant on Shirley Avenue has been an early voice in the new effort of businesses on The Ave to organize into an association. So far, they’ve had one meeting and are looking towards more, but the ideas are coming quickly. Sok said to get more people to come to his restaurant or any other business, everyone has to work together to make the street comfortable, clean and safe. January 7, 2016 By Seth Daniel-Revere Journal For years, Shirley Avenue has been a bustling center of business, but none of the businesses have ever been able to unite behind creating a unified district as exists in our areas. That, however, has changed recently as businesses have begun to unite to form one voice. There were occasional complaints, or calls for help here and there to the City, but it was a fractured effort. Now, that is …

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5 things to know about living in Revere – story at Boston.com

IMAGE by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Walks on Revere Beach can happen even when the weather is still chilly in spring. Story By Megan Turchi @meganturchi Boston.com Staff December 27, 2015 6:00 AM Though Revere has recently been in the spotlight because of casinos, horse tracks, and controversial new developments, the beachside city is known for a lot more than that. In the summer months, you might have seen Revere Beach, which is the country’s first public beach, on lists of sandy spots accessible by MBTA. You might have also heard of Kelly’s Roast Beef, which has been around since 1951 and claims to have made the first roast beef sandwich. – See more at: http://www.boston.com/real-estate/community/2015/12/27/things-know-about-living-revere/8H0EbKP2Xz9PqzmLtPu83K/story.html?p1=story_hp#sthash.ipst2Qlc.dpuf

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Christmas in A Changing World – essay at Robert Marra Sr. ‘Sounds of Christmas’ concert

December 17, 2015 Story by  Revere Journal Staff by author Meloee Nazaire The author read the following essay during the Robert Marra Sr. ‘Sounds of Christmas’ concert on Sunday in St. Anthony’s Church. It is hoped that this will be the first in a long line of students from the high school to read an essay on Christmas at the annual event. Jane Todd Crawford, a 46-year-old mother of four from Kentucky, thought she had room for one more. As time went on, she grew concerned about her pregnancy. Understanding that she needed medical attention, she sought it. Given the unusual timeline of her pregnancy, doctors thought it’d be best to induce her labor. But they did not find a baby; Jane had been bearing a 22-pound tumor. There was nothing left to do but await death, but Jane was a woman of faith. She refused to believe that there …

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Petruccelli Leaving Senate in January

December 10, 2015 By John Lynds- Revere Journal The departure of longtime State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli will spark a special election for his seat sometime this spring, and already, people have emerged expressing interest in Petruccelli’s seat since he announced last Thursday he would resign in January. Three candidates in Revere have emerged as interested in the seat, and local elected officials and political brokers have been working behind the scenes to narrow down the Revere field to one candidate. While many have a legitimate interest, those on the inside of the local political scene believe that Revere has its best shot through the unified support of one hometown candidate. This week, sources told the newspaper that Revere officials have been caucusing locally to bring about that unity. “We’ve been meeting and coordinating efforts in the hopes of securing one candidate out of Revere no matter who that candidate is,” …

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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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Veterans Day 2015

Honoring our Veterans- November 11th 2015 Veterans Day 2015 will be observed all across this great nation on Wednesday November 11th. Its a time for us all to recognize and honor the immense sacrifices made by our service men and women. We pay respect and show appreciation for those Veterans and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice. In a statement seen on the History Channels website an excerpt states…”On the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month of 1918, an armistice , or temporary cessation of hostilities was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the first World War then known as the Great War”. Armistice Day was officially recognized as a federal holiday in 1938. Following World War II President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 that struck the word “Armistice” in favor of “Veterans” and from then on November 11th has …

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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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