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Benefits of community trail discussed at historic Saugus meeting

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State Sen. Thomas McGee, D-Lynn, expresses support for the Northern Strand Community Trail extending into Lynn. Courtesy photoPosted Mar. 29, 2016 at 8:00 AM Saugus Wicked Local Story SAUGUS Bike to the Sea issued the following press release For the first time in about 10 years, residents and officials from all five municipalities of the Northern Strand Community Trail met to discuss plans to complete the proposed trail in Everett, Malden, Revere, Saugus and Lynn. The trail, spearheaded by Bike to the Sea, Inc. since 1993, is now built in a continuous 7.5-mile stretch through Everett, Malden, Revere and Saugus, but improvements are still planned in those communities. Meanwhile, the City of Lynn has not yet approved plans to extend the trail there. However, Lynn officials in attendance — including state Sen. Thomas M. McGee, and City Councilor John M. Walsh, Jr. — both said they support extending the trail …

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Revere Beach Partnership announces dates for Festivals at Revere Beach

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The Revere Beach Partnership has announced the dates for its Kite Festival, the International Sand Sculpting Festival, Art Festival and the Fall Festival. For more information about events and activities and much more at Revere Beach… America’s First Public Beach… Follow Us on www.twitter.com/reverebeach  and Like Us at www.facebook.com/reverebeach  all season long…Check out all the images here and much more…..    

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Mayor Brian Arrigo’s State of the City

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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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Annette Kellerman: Hollywood’s first nude star appeared at Revere Beach in 1907

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By Justin Parkinson BBC News Magazine 20 February 2016 In 1907, Kellerman was arrested on Revere Beach, Boston, for wearing one of her suits without a skirt. But the judge accepted it had been designed for exercise and was decent, provided she wore a skirt until entering the water. t’s 100 years since Annette Kellerman became the first person to appear nude in a Hollywood film. But this was just one of many remarkable events in her life. She sat naked on a tree branch, her arms stretched upwards, but her hair largely covered her breasts. It might not seem very risque today, but this scene, from a film released in 1916, was an important event in the history of film. Annette Kellerman is regarded as the first star – male or female – to appear nude in a mainstream Hollywood production. The fantasy drama A Daughter of the Gods …

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Floodgate Problem Leads To Flooding, Ice Damage At Revere Homes

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Filed Under: Carl Stevens, Christina Hager, Ice, Revere February 15, 2016   WBZ-TV  CBS Boston REVERE (CBS) — A floodgate problem over the weekend led to flooding and ice damage at homes on Arcadia Street at Oakland Island in Revere.   A pool of ice has formed under an Arcadia Street home in Revere. (WBZ-TV) Maureen Sullivan is one of many residents in the area who are putting the pieces back together on Monday. “Who’s going to pay for all the damage that’s done?” she asked. Revere has spent about $2 million trying to fix a floodgate, which is supposed to prevent the tide from flowing over a gully and gushing into the neighborhood. But the floodgate was so cold this weekend that it froze open, turning yards into crunchy, salty ice rinks.   Saltwater flooded into a Revere neighborhood over the weekend, creating ice skating rink-type yards. (WBZ-TV) SEE …

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US eases rules on Plovers

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Pairs of piping plovers have increased to 689 in Massachusetts. Protection efforts now target chicks. By David Abel BOSTON GLOBE STAFF JANUARY 22, 2016   (Globe staff file image) Fences that have barred beachgoers from prime spots along the Atlantic surf may come down this summer as the federal government prepares to relax restrictions designed to protect the piping plover in Massachusetts. The US Fish and Wildlife Service this week released a draft plan — the first of its kind along the East Coast — that would allow state and local beach officials far more flexibility in managing the increasing number of the sand-colored birds that have taken up residence on shores along Massachusetts, often throughout the summer. The plovers, which were deemed threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1986, have riled many beachgoers, as officials in recent years fenced off increasingly large swaths of beaches from Cape Ann …

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Revere welcomes Mayor Arrigo, new City Council, School Committee

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Story by Revere Advocate – Staff Excited residents flooded City Hall Monday to watch a new mayor, city council and school committee take the oath of office. When new mayor Brian Arrigo, walked into City Hall, he was greeted with a loud applause and standing ovation. “We love you, Brian,” a supporter yelled from the audience. So many attended the swearing-in ceremony that some had to watch from the hallway. Arrigo did not give a speech Monday night, as the ceremony had to be curtailed after a recount delayed preparations for the event. A full ceremony is to come later in the month. The new mayor defeated incumbent Mayor Dan Rizzo by a vote of 5,210 to 5,102. A recount occurred at the end of December, officially declaring Arrigo mayor of Revere.

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Businesses on Shirley Avenue look to Organize into an Association

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Bunsreng Sok of Thmor Da Restaurant on Shirley Avenue has been an early voice in the new effort of businesses on The Ave to organize into an association. So far, they’ve had one meeting and are looking towards more, but the ideas are coming quickly. Sok said to get more people to come to his restaurant or any other business, everyone has to work together to make the street comfortable, clean and safe. January 7, 2016 By Seth Daniel-Revere Journal For years, Shirley Avenue has been a bustling center of business, but none of the businesses have ever been able to unite behind creating a unified district as exists in our areas. That, however, has changed recently as businesses have begun to unite to form one voice. There were occasional complaints, or calls for help here and there to the City, but it was a fractured effort. Now, that is …

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5 things to know about living in Revere – story at Boston.com

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IMAGE by Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Walks on Revere Beach can happen even when the weather is still chilly in spring. Story By Megan Turchi @meganturchi Boston.com Staff December 27, 2015 6:00 AM Though Revere has recently been in the spotlight because of casinos, horse tracks, and controversial new developments, the beachside city is known for a lot more than that. In the summer months, you might have seen Revere Beach, which is the country’s first public beach, on lists of sandy spots accessible by MBTA. You might have also heard of Kelly’s Roast Beef, which has been around since 1951 and claims to have made the first roast beef sandwich. – See more at: http://www.boston.com/real-estate/community/2015/12/27/things-know-about-living-revere/8H0EbKP2Xz9PqzmLtPu83K/story.html?p1=story_hp#sthash.ipst2Qlc.dpuf

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Christmas in A Changing World – essay at Robert Marra Sr. ‘Sounds of Christmas’ concert

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December 17, 2015 Story by  Revere Journal Staff by author Meloee Nazaire The author read the following essay during the Robert Marra Sr. ‘Sounds of Christmas’ concert on Sunday in St. Anthony’s Church. It is hoped that this will be the first in a long line of students from the high school to read an essay on Christmas at the annual event. Jane Todd Crawford, a 46-year-old mother of four from Kentucky, thought she had room for one more. As time went on, she grew concerned about her pregnancy. Understanding that she needed medical attention, she sought it. Given the unusual timeline of her pregnancy, doctors thought it’d be best to induce her labor. But they did not find a baby; Jane had been bearing a 22-pound tumor. There was nothing left to do but await death, but Jane was a woman of faith. She refused to believe that there …

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