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Santorini’s Reopens at Revere Beach with fanfare

  Advocate News Story- Aug 2, 2018 Santorini Restaurant reopens with fanfare and family roots…. Revere’s Greek and seafood restaurant Santorini reopened in late June after months of renovations, to the delight of owner Ike Tzakis, who has planned to transform the beachside eatery into a trendy and creative spot that’s unlike the other places to dine on the boulevard. Santorini, which was opened before the turn of the century, is a family-owned business, by Tzakis and his mother, Stavroula Fotopoulos. After having the restaurant open for approximately five years, Santorini was sold. According to Tzakis in an interview on Wednesday, those who took over had not been kind to the seaside establishment. “The new owners kind of ran the place into the ground,” said Tzakis. “They didn’t keep it the way we had it. They wanted to do their own thing. Why change something that works?” Tzakis, who lives …

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Revere Beach Partnership to Host 15th Annual International Sand Sculpting Festival July 21-22 FULL SCHEDULE

The World-Renowned International Sand Sculpting Festival will celebrate literacy with some of storytelling’s most memorable childhood characters from Friday, July 20th to Sunday, July 22nd.   Check out all the live coverage at www.RevereTV.org ! FIREWORKS scheduled for Saturday July 21st at 9pm.  See the Full Schedule Here REVERE, MA – The Revere Beach Partnership is proud to announce the dates and theme for the 2018 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival, hosted at America’s first public beach, Revere Beach, established in 1896. The annual festival draws upwards of 1,000,000 spectators from all over the country who come to watch master sand sculptors compete for first prize in the Master Sand Sculpting Competition. The festival also features gourmet food trucks, live entertainment, local vendors, exhibitor booths, children’s sand sculpting lessons, and fireworks all over the course of 3 days. Sand sculptors for the Master Sand Sculpting Competition are as follows; Helena Bangert of …

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Beach House luxury at Revere Beach

Beach House living with breathtaking ocean views! Beach House is a brand new, luxury apartment community located ½ mile north of Kelly’s on Revere Beach Blvd.  Showcasing studio, one, and two bedroom homes, sophisticated amenities, and breathtaking ocean views, each of the 234 total homes offers a unique living experience.  The vibrancy of Revere Beach is continuing to grow, and Beach House is looking forward to adding to that experience.  The beauty of Beach House lies in the details.  Whether it’s a custom fireplace and stone tiles in the lobby, or the well-appointed 2200 sq.ft. fitness center, Beach House offers a lifestyle not found in many Boston-area markets.  Beach life with city access couldn’t be more accurate, with the tranquility of the beach and sand combined with an easy commute into Boston through our shuttle to the Wonderland T-Station.  The luxurious apartments available at Beach House contain beautiful designer touches …

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REVERE BEACH PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCES REVERE BEACH KITE FESTIVAL set for May 20th

Press Release  Revere, MA, April 24th, 2018 – Revere Beach Partnership, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that creates some of Revere’s best-loved events including the Sand Sculpting Festival and Pumpkin Festival, invites you to attend the Revere Beach Kite Festival, Sunday, May 20th from 11AM – 2PM at Revere Beach, across from Kelly’s Roast Beef.  The first 300 kids (under the age of 12) will receive a complimentary kite. Kids will be able to decorate their own kite and then watch it fly! The Revere Beach Kite Festival is a fun, free, family-friendly event. Bring your own kites to fly or come out and enjoy our music, local vendors and more on America’s First Public Beach!  If you would like to join us as a vendor at the event, please reach out to info@reverebeachpartnership.com or 781-902-9742.  photo image shown here by Joe Siciliano The Revere Beach Partnership’s mission is to continue …

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Council Approves Special Permit for Beach Development

Revere Journal Story Sue Woodcock April 6, 2018 Monday night the City Council approved a special permit for a non-conforming use to build a 145-unit apartment development at 320-327 Revere Beach Blvd. on the site of the current Bianchi’s and next to the St. George. Plans call to raze three buildings on the property and then construct a six-story, 145-unit, mixed-use structure. There will be a new restaurant on a café/retail space. There will be 79 studio/one-bedroom units, 66 two-bedroom units and no three-bedroom units. Five stories will be built above podium parking. There will also be parking for 188 cars. There will be a seven-foot buffer zone from the building to the boulevard. There will also be a shuttle bus service and access to zip cars. Attorney Lawrence Simione and the developers have met a few times with the residents of the St. George where much opposition to the …

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The Revere Beach Partnership Kicks Off Another Season

    By Revere Journal story by Sue Woodcock   The Revere Beach Partnership is known for several events, but most notably the International Sand Sculpting Festival, which draws more than 500,000 people to Revere Beach. Last week,  the Partnership  announced the upcoming calendar for activities at the beach at a breakfast meeting that was held at Comfort Inn. The following Revere Beach Partnership events are scheduled for this year: Shamrock Splash, March 11; Revere Beach Kite Festival, May 20; International Sand Sculpting Festival, July 20-22; Revere Beach Arts Festival, Sept. 15 and the Fall Festival & Pumpkin Dash 5K, Oct. 14. The mission of the Revere Beach Partnership is to carry forward the heritage of Revere Beach as a nearby retreat for New England families and to preserve the beach’s unique historic and natural assets. Lauren Laidlaw, executive director of the partnership, said they are looking for a large sponsor …

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The Blizzard of ’78 Changed Revere Beach — and Our City — Forever

February 9, 2018 By Journal Staff For those of us who remember vividly the Blizzard of ’78, it is something that we never will forget. For four days, the city stepped backwards in time by almost a century. Our way of life that depended on the automobile ceased to exist. People just walked down Broadway or around their neighborhoods, often hidden by the huge snowbanks towering more than 10 feet  that were created both by man and nature. Some neighborhoods, such as Beachmont around Rocky Beach, experienced severe flooding, with houses literally washed away by the high tides and waves that pounded our coastline through three tide cycles over a 32-hour period. The destruction along Revere Beach, which already was in its death knell, was virtually complete. Many of the remaining vestiges of the beach were either ended by the blizzard or were shortly to be taken down.  Some iconic …

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Senator Boncore Appointed Chair of Transportation

January 25, 2018   Story  John Lynds – Revere Journal Staff   With a major international airport, highway, toll plaza and the MBTA Blue Line in his district it made sense for Senate President Harriette Chandler to appoint Sen. Joseph Boncore (D-Winthrop), who represents East Boston, Revere, Winthrop, the North End and part of Cambridge as the new Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation.  Former Senator Tom McGee previously held the post until he resigned his seat upon winning election as the mayor of the City of Lynn.   Senator Boncore has served as the Vice Chair of the Committee on Transportation and has taken lead on issues related to MBTA privatization and transit-oriented housing development.  Senator Eric Lesser (D – Longmeadow) was appointed to as the committee’s Vice Chair.   “The need for effective and efficient transportation intersects with the need for affordable housing, economic opportunity, and …

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Revere to receive $9,700 in S.A.F.E Grants

ADVOCATE NEWS ONLINE   January 19, 2018 BOSTON – Governor Charles Baker, Secretary of Public Safety and Security Daniel Bennett, State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey and Revere’s state delegation are pleased to announce that the grant funds for Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) and Senior SAFE Programs have been awarded for FY2018. The Revere Fire Department has been awarded $6,700 for the S.A.F.E Program and $3,000 for the Senior Safe Program. Twenty-three years ago, the S.A.F.E. Program was created. Since that time, average annual child fire deaths have been reduced by 72%. More recently, a similar fire safety education program was created to offer funds to local communities in support of senior fire-prevention training because seniors are the most vulnerable of populations at risk of fire-related deaths. Senior SAFE is aimed at educating seniors on fire prevention, general home safety and how to be better prepared in the event of …

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Ward 5 Councillor John Powers:We Must Be Better Prepared for Natural Disasters

January 10, 2018 By Journal Staff Last week’s major coastal flooding in our city and other Massachusetts communities served as a reminder of the immense respect we must have for nature, and a warning of the growing consequences of increasingly extreme weather. There is plenty of anecdotal and scientific evidence to support the claim that our climate is going to extremes more frequently. In recent years we have seen several major weather events in Revere that, in days gone by would have qualified as once-in-a-lifetime happenings. The winter of 2015 pummeled us. A tornado ripped through the middle of our city. The floodwaters last week – wich submerged Pearl Avenue, Winthrop Parkway, Riverside and for the first time I can ever remember crested over North Shore Road – seemed to rival what we dealt with in the Blizzard of ’78. Also last week, the Chelsea Creek rose high enough to …

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