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Annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash Set for March 11

Revere Beach will once again host Shamrock Splash By Journal Staff   Save the Harbor/Save the Bay will host their seventh annual Harpoon Shamrock Splash on Sunday, March 11, at M Street Beach in South Boston to raise money for free beach events and programs on the region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket. In 2017, Save the Harbor awarded $5,000 to Revere organizations to support free events including the International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach Boulevard. For just $25, participants can enjoy refreshing Harpoon beer, tasty treats, a terrific beach party  and a chance to win round-trip flights from JetBlue, terrific swag from Harpoon and other great prizes for best costume and biggest fundraiser. The Harpoon Shamrock Splash began in 2011 to jump-start free events and activities on the region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket. In 2017, the Harpoon Shamrock Splash raised more than $55,000 to support …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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