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Revere Citywide Free Fitness Challenge May 11th & 5K Race set for June 13th

News Release by City of Revere Revere – The City of Revere and Mayor Daniel Rizzo are pleased to announce that the “Revere Citywide Free Fitness Challenge” is slated to kick-off on May 11, 2015 and will run for five weeks ending on June 10, 2015. The 5K Race which signifies the end of the challenge is being held on June 13, 2015. The annual Fitness Challenge is designed to highlight the benefits of healthy eating and fitness. It also demonstrates how important health and exercise is, while showing residents that it can also be fun and exciting. All classes for the Fitness Challenge will be offered during the week at either the Susan B. Anthony School gymnasium, or at a various participating business. Weekend classes will meet at the beach or walk the Urban Trails. This will be our fourth year in sponsoring this challenge and the event organizers, …

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Easter time always a special time at Revere Beach

Easter time at Revere Beach was always a very special time of the year for so many of us…. This year especially would be a very special time at Revere Beach in its heyday because of the historic cold and snowfall we’ve all grown so tired of. In fact although it is springtime according to the calendar, a cold air mass and more snow is being predicted within the next few days. In the old days many of couldn’t wait for good weather and Easter time so that we could get down to Revere Beach to enjoy the rides and all the amusements. Our parents couldn’t wait either as it was way to get the kids out of the house too! We’d all get dressed up in our Sunday best, new shoes, pants, shirts, new dresses, Easter bonnets maybe and new spring jackets to parade ourselves around and show off …

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Suffolk Downs help included in Bill

Racing may return to Suffolk Downs Story by the Revere Journal House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo joined Representative RoseLee Vincent and their colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass a supplemental budget which allocates additional funding to critical programs and initiatives – including a critical provision to help racing return to Suffolk Downs. The legislation will allow horse racing and simulcasting to continue at Suffolk Downs until 2016, if approved by the Senate and the governor. It would also creates greater flexibility in payment structures to allow for relocation or training of horses, and related operations.

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Cupid Splash this Saturday at Revere Beach across from Kelly’s

Save the Harbor Save the Bay Cupid Slash at Revere Beach On Saturday, March 21st members of the Revere Community will be participating in the Save the Harbor/Save the Bay – Cupid Splash. Join us on Revere Beach (across from Kelly’s Roast Beef) at 12:00 p.m. for a day at the beach with Chowder, Hot Chocolate, and a dip in the water! To register, please visit http://www.cupidsplash.org/

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Revere Beach Hotel Deal Coming Together

Story by Seth Daniel -Revere Journal   Hotel  Deal Coming Together for Revere Beach Developers for Waterfront Square are preparing to begin the process of bringing a hotel to Revere Beach – specifically on the parcel of land on the beach side of Wonderland Station. Joe DiGangi, of EuroVest, announced late last week that the project is preparing to welcome the addition of a Marriott hotel to the beachfront. “We are in the process of finalizing the documents,” he said. “To date, Marriott has approved the site, and they have brought on board one of their preferred hotel developers/operators.” Mayor Dan Rizzo said it was a another bit of good news and added it to a list of recent accomplishments. He said he was glad to see that project picking up in the commercial development side.

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City Government Teams with Harvard Graduate Students for an Urban Planning Exercise

        CITY GOVERNMENT TEAMS WITH HARVARD GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR AN URBAN PLANNING EXERCISE Fifty graduate students explore the design and development potential on a series of sites Revere – The City of Revere is pleased to announce that beginning in March it will be teaming with students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design to conduct an analysis of potential development sites within the City of Revere. Fifty Urban Planning students, working in conjunction with the Economic Development and Community Development departments, will be exploring the design and development potential on sites across the City of Revere.

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2015 Special Olympics Polar Plunge to be held at Revere Beach

  The 17th Annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts is not your average dip! It is an exciting (and cool) fundraising event that takes place every winter. This year the Polar Plunge will be held on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at two different locaions: Revere Beach in Revere and Nantasket Beach in Hull Here is how it works:

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Kelly’s Roast Beef celebrates 21 Years at its Saugus location…..

  Story by Revere Advocate News   Kelly’s Roast Beef & Seafood General Manager Artie Perrin (center), has been employed by the world famous restaurant company since 1980 and has been on the management staff for the past 15 years. Meghan Reidy has been a manager for the past nine years and Tom Dill has been a part of the management team at Kelly’s for 15 years. This team in Saugus has over 39 combined years in management and dedication to the millions of customers who pass through the doors and drive-thru on Route 1 south in Saugus. See story and more photos on page 8. Â Â (Advocate photo by Al Terminiello, Jr.) Revere Advocate Newspapers link 

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State of the City Address by Mayor Rizzo

Story by Revere Advocate News     Mayor Dan Rizzo has often said that Revere is a “city on the rise,” and at his State of the City address Monday before a packed council chamber, he offered a roadmap in an attempt to show the city just how far. “For some time now, we’ve talked about Revere being a city on the rise,” Rizzo said. ”If you look out across the city today, you will see that Revere is literally a city on the rise, both in steel and concrete. Vanguard at Waterfront Square, Market Basket, Harley-Davidson, Harry Della Russo Stadium, 565 Beach St., TA Associates, For Kids Only, 39 units of senior housing at the former site of Reardon’s Restaurant, and the new Sgt. James J. Hill School represent over $150 million in public and private investment across our community.”

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Even with no casino, Revere focuses on new uses for old racetracks

Sunday GlobeNorth Story By Kathy McCabe GLOBE STAFF NOVEMBER 30, 2014     photo by: DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF/FILE 2013      “We’re going to figure out the best solution for these properties,” Richard Fields, a principal owner of the city’s two closed racetracks, told members of a recent economic summit in Revere. REVERE — The Massachusetts Gaming Commission might have awarded the Greater Boston casino license to Steve Wynn in Everett, but the developer who sought to bring a billion-dollar gambling resort to Revere remains optimistic.

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