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Pilot Bike Sharing Program ‘ofo’ Rolls Out

  Revere Journal Article    Story by Sue Ellen Woodcock   If you see someone on the streets riding a yellow bicycle, it’s part of a new ride share program that is the largest in the world. The Mayor and the Healthy Community Initiatives launched a  pilot program of a citywide, bike-sharing program with the world’s first and largest station-free bike sharing company, ofo.  The funny little company name is more of a logo than a word, said Grace Lin, vice president of ofo U.S.  The word is also a logo for the company meant to look like a bicycle. “ofo looks like a bike,” Lin said. Lin and her crew dropped off 200 bicycles  in Revere Monday morning and Lin said they hope to expand to the program in 2018. The system is paid for by ofo and comes at no expense to city taxpayers, Arrigo said. Lin said …

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2017 International Sand Sculpting Festival Winners

Story and image captured by AJ Terminiello for RevereBeach.com 2017 International Sand Sculpting Festival Winners It’s over and the judges and the people have spoken, for the top sculptors of the 2017 Annual International Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Competition. From left; State Representative RoseLee Vincent, Paul Hoggard-People Choice, Leonardo Ugolini-5th Place, Andius Petkus- 3rd Place, Mayor Brian Arrigo, Pavel Mylnikov (Russia) 1st Place and Sculptures Choice, Jonathan Bouchard-2nd Place, Abe Waterman-4th Place, and Senator Joseph Boncore.

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REVERE PUTS A RIBBON ON PROGRESS

LYNN ITEM PHOTO BY OWEN O’ROURKE State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash, left, helps Budge Upton, partner at Upton & Partners, Mayor Brian Arrigo, and Xander Dyer, V.P. T.A. Associates Realty cut the ribbon at Ocean 650 Apartments. ITEM STORY By GAYLA CAWLEY REVERE — Ocean 650 Apartments, a new luxury apartment complex on Revere Beach, was christened by city and state officials on Wednesday, who hailed it as setting the standard for future development in Revere. Jay Ash, State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, joined Mayor Brian Arrigo and other city officials for a ribbon cutting on the rooftop of the apartment complex on Ocean Avenue, which holds 230 market-rate units, ranging from $1,750 to more than $4,000, according to the developer, Budge Upton, partner with Dedham-based Upton & Partners. “This is awesome,” Ash said. “To the City Council, congratulations on what you’ve been able …

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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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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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Mayor Brian Arrigo’s State of the City

March 4, 2016 Story by Revere Journal Staff- Link Here Last week, Mayor Brian Arrigo laid out a bold and long-term plan for the City of Revere. The Mayor in particular emphasized his goal of making all of city government more transparent and is to be congratulated for undertaking changes in some of the employment practices for the City of Revere such as in the creation of a Human Resources Dept. and requiring a job description for every position. Making city workers more accountable for their jobs, especially when dealing with the issues from the perspective of the average citizen, is crucial. See Story At Revere Journal

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