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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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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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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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Revere Beach Playground Public Meeting Announced

PUBLIC MEETING REVERE BEACH PLAYGROUND Wednesday, June 24, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Revere City Hall City Council Chambers 281 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Revere, MA At this meeting, DCR and the Revere Beach Partnership will present, and obtain public input on, a preferred concept for a new playground and potential additional recreation amenities within the Revere Beach Reservation.  The public meeting presentation will be viewable the following day on DCR’s website at http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/public-outreach/public-meetings/. If you have questions about the public meeting, please call 617-626-4974 or email DCR.Updates@state.ma.us. If you have comments regarding the project, please email DCR.Updates@state.ma.us, noting “Revere Beach Playground” in the subject line or write to the DCR Office of Public Outreach, 251 Causeway St., Boston, MA 02114. If you have questions, concerns, or would like to be added to an email list to receive DCR project-specific or general announcements, email mass.parks@state.ma.us

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