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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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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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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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