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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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Fire Chief Says They Have A Good Handle on New Construction in City

By Sue Ellen Woodcock -Revere Journal With the Beach House under construction on Revere Beach Boulevard, and the new construction on the site of the old Shaw’s Market, people are seeing a lot of wood go up and wonder about safety before and after construction. Revere Deputy Fire Chief Paul Cheever deals with these buildings, new and old, every day. As a licensed engineer and a firefighter, he is uniquely positioned to work with builders to make sure fire safety is addressed.  In addition to these developments, there are more four hotels planned for the city and more development being proposed. “What concerns us is the wood-frame construction,” said Fire Chief Christopher Bright. “Deputy Chief Cheever has been way ahead on this.” Fires have started on construction sites in Waltham and Cambridge. Chief Bright said the construction projects don’t have to be high-rise buildings, they can just be buildings with …

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New RevereBeach.com Shop Opens

Shop at RevereBeach.com RevereBeach.com is excited to announce and present its new online storefront offering a clothing line of items featuring Hoodies, Hats and T-Shirts promoting Revere Beach America’s First Public Beach.   The RevereBeach.com website has been a catalyst and leader in promoting the rich history of Revere Beach for more than 20 years! We are excited to offer these items for sale on a limited basis at this time as we know that they will make perfect gift during this very special time of the year.  Visitors to RevereBeach.com come from all across America! Many who visit the site grew up or were raised in the Boston area and remember Revere Beach in its heyday. These new Hoodies, Hats and Tee’s will make a great gift item and will be a wonderful keepsake for those who love Revere Beach.  Travelers and Tourists come to RevereBeach.com to learn about events and activities such …

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Revere Cares Coalition Turning 20

November 25, 2017 By Revere Journal Staff   By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Revere Cares Coalition is celebrating two decades of working with the City of Revere to make it a healthier, more aware community. Twenty years ago, Revere Cares was born out of a collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to strengthen the health of Revere. The goal of the coalition is to improve the well-being of Revere’s residents by preventing substance abuse and promoting healthy eating, active living and healthy relationships. ?On Dec. 7 the coalition will celebrate its time in Revere with a special celebration at the Comfort Inn & Suites. Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo will be a special guest and community awards will be presented. Revere CARES was founded in 1997, under the direction of  Executive Director Kitty Bowman, with a comprehensive community health assessment spearheaded by MGH’s Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI), …

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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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Paying Big Bucks: Several Key Properties Bought by New Developers

October 21, 2017   Story by Revere Journal Staff Westbrook Partners, of New York City, have acquired the 194-unit Vanguard at Waterfront Square luxury apartment community on Revere Beach, which opened in 2016, for $59.85 million in cash. The sale amounts to approximately $308,505 per unit. The Bozzuto Group has assumed management of Vanguard at Waterfront Square with Westbrook Partners’ acquisition. The project’s seller, a joint venture of Covington Realty Partners and Real Estate Capital Partners, paid $41.7 million to develop Vanguard at Waterfront Square. Vanguard at Waterfront Square features two newly constructed buildings located steps from the MBTA Blue Line stop at Wonderland, with amenities including a fitness center, a swimming pool, a clubroom, a business center, garage parking and sweeping ocean views throughout. Westbrook Partners is currently developing other area projects like The Aberdeen, a 40-unit luxury condominium building in Brighton, and is proposing to construct 55 Wheeler Street, a …

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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 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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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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