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Board Approves Plan for New Hotel at Revere Beach

November 16, 2017 By Journal Staff By Sue Ellen Woodcock Plans for a new hotel on Revere Beach Boulevard have been approved by the Conservation Commission during its recent meeting. The eight story, 175-room hotel which includes an 80-seat restaurant is being pitched by JBX Developers of East Boston.  Dan Burke of JBX said the u-shaped building will have 25 rooms per floor, with 10 rooms in total not having an ocean view, and roughly 90 parking spaces. The property was the home of the former Shipwreck Lounge on the corner of 49-54 Revere Beach Blvd. and Ocean Avenue. Stormwater drainage on the site will be directed toward the Ocean Avenue drainage areas.  It was noted that there are also flood gates near the hotel. Developers are also working closely with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). Bob O’Brien of the city’s Economic Development office said the hotel plans …

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Great Pumpkin Dash & Revere Beach Harvest Festival – Annual 5K

Great Pumpkin Dash & Harvest Festival Sunday October 15th at Revere Beach  The Revere Beach Partnership is pleased to present the Great Pumpkin Dash Revere Beach Harvest Festival and 5K. Join us as we run from Kelly’s Roast Beef to Elliot Circle and back in our third annual 5K. Wear your festive gear! We will have prizes and giveaways for those in costume!  Stick around after the race for our Fall Market and Pumpkin Festival.  Event details and schedule Sunday October 15th 8:30 AM Registration Opens 9:30 AM Kids 1 Mile Fun Run 10:00 AM The Great Pumpkin Dash 5K 10:30 AM Fall Festival and Pumpkin Festival 

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Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito to Join Mayor Arrigo and City Officials at 2017 Columbus Day Parade

Release by City of Revere October 2, 2017 The City of Revere is proud to announce that Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will participate in the 2017 Columbus Day Parade in Revere.  Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito will join Mayor Brian Arrigo, the parade’s Grand Marshall, and other Revere city officials in marching along the route. The parade begins on Monday, October 9 at 1:00 pm at the Revere/Chelsea line on Broadway. “We are honored to welcome the Governor and the Lt. Governor to Revere for this beloved community event,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “We look forward to a fun, festive day that celebrates our city’s pride.” Rotating annually between Revere and East Boston, the Columbus Day Parade honors the region’s Italian-American cultural heritage. The event is one of the community’s longest-standing traditions, and features participation from many of Revere’s cultural and civic organizations. The parade …

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City of Revere Fall Festival on Broadway Saturday September 23rd

City of Revere Announces 2017 Fall Festival on Broadway, To Be Held On Saturday, September 23 Festival To Feature Family Zone, Vendors, Food Trucks, Arts and Crafts, Live Music, and a Beer Garden On Saturday, September 23, from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, the City of Revere Parks and Recreation Department will debut a new event – a Fall Festival on Broadway. This community celebration will bring together our city for a day of fun for all ages. The event will feature activities for families, children, and people of all ages, including street performers, local food and merchandise vendors, a beer garden, and a main stage with musicians and comedians. A segment of Broadway from Park Ave. to the corner of Beach and Fenno St. will be limited to pedestrian traffic only for the duration of the festival. “We are confident this event will quickly become a beloved annual tradition, …

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Revere Beach Gets Top Marks for Water Quality

Revere Beach is at the top of the class in terms of water quality, according to a report card recently released by a local environmental organization. Revere received a 98 percent on primary beach safety in the Beach Water Quality Report Card released by environmental advocacy organization Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. The report card is based on water quality data collected during the 2016 beach season on 15 public beaches in 10 communities, including Lynn, Swampscott, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull. “This year’s report card contains good news for many of our beaches,” said Save the Harbor’s spokesman, Bruce Berman. “However, 2016 was a very dry year, with just 5.3 inches of rain and one large storm with over one inch of rain compared to the 10.2 inches we had in 2015 and the 13 inches of precipitation we expect in a typical …

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Top spots to live in Greater Boston

Boston Globe Story- By Elizabeth Gehrman APRIL 12, 2017 Where homes are in high demand, for prices ranging from under $500,000 to more than $1 million. Confidence is contagious if you’re selling a home in the Boston area. In 2016, the fifth year since home prices started rebounding after the ruinous Great Recession, single-family sales increased by double digit percentages for the state as a whole, according to Tim Warren, CEO of the Boston-based market tracking firm The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. “The feeding frenzy is back, with crowded open houses and multiple offers,” he says. “That has accelerated price increases in the communities closest to Boston.” Accelerated them so much, in fact, that in several areas, medians have surged well beyond their pre-recession peaks. Cambridge, for example, has seen prices almost double, so a house that would have cost you $667,500 in 2005 set you back …

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Area Home Prices Just Keep Increasing…

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February 3, 2017 By Journal Staff By Sue Ellen Woodcock The real estate market showed median home sale prices have increased between 8 to 21 percent in the Revere, Winthrop, Chelsea, East Boston, Everett and Lynn. Revere single family home sales price comparing 2015 to 2016 were up eight percent from $330,000 to $356,250. There were 244 sales in 2016 and 196 in 2015. In the condo market there was a 44 percent increase in condo sales, from 134 in 2015 and 193 in 2016. The median condo sales price was down by 6.6 percent from $289,000 to $270,000.00. According to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, Winthrop single family home sales price comparing 2015 to 2016 is up 10.7 percent, or $375,000 to $415,000. There were 89 sales in 2015 and 79 sales in 2016. Winthrop condominium prices were up 3.5 percent from $285,000 in 2015 to 295,000 in 2016. …

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Revere will not be a Sanctuary City

“We are not going to be a Sanctuary City” Advocate News – Interview with Mayor Brian Arrigo The mayor stated that his critics have thrown everything out there, including: He was going to place a “Black Lives Matter” banner on City Hall – false; or the public health office opened on Revere Street was actually a methadone clinic – false; or that he will have Syrian refugees living at the hotel at the new Shaw’s site development – false. “Or that I didn’t renew Chief Cafarelli’s contract because I wanted to make Revere a sanctuary city because he didn’t want to, and that was the bone of contention between him and I, which is unequivocally false,” said the mayor.  It was exactly one year ago, Jan. 6, 2015, when Mayor-Elect Brian Arrigo took over as the new leader of The Beach City of Revere following a tumultuous election against incumbent …

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Governor Baker brings Big Bucks to Revere

LYNN ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE Revere City Councilor Anthony Zambuto, left, talks with Gov. Charlie Baker after they arrive at the old Shaw’s supermarket site at 205 Revere Beach Parkway to announce a $3.6 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant to build luxury apartments and extended stay hotel rooms. Story By THOMAS GRILLO REVERE — The shuttered Shaw’s supermarket on Revere Beach Parkway near the Beachmont MBTA station will soon be transformed into 220 apartments and a 132-room hotel. The six-acre site, which has been vacant for more than five years, benefited from a $3.63 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant to the city to advance the $90 million project that is expected to break ground next spring. Officials gathered on Wednesday at the abandoned market site, a five-minute walk to the T and Revere Beach, to celebrate the grant that made the development possible with the public infrastructure improvements. ALSO: …

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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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