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Urban Trail Opens in Shirley Ave Area

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By Revere Journal Staff By Sue Ellen Woodcock Tennis shoes, running shoes, heels, dress shoes, even barefoot you can enjoy the fourth Urban Trail in Revere now that officials have opened the latest one in the Shirley Avenue area last Friday. Thanks to the work of many residents and the support of sponsors including Revere on the Move mini-grant, made possible by Partners HealthCare and Mass General Hospital, Mass in Motion. Mass Development Transformative Development Initiative (TDI), 7-11, Bagel Bin, Beauty and the Beach Hair Salon, Casablanca House of Pastry, Rachanna Jewelry, Seaside Pharmacy, and Thmor Da, the trail is a mile and a quarter marked in areas by painted blue flip-flops on the sidewalks around the Shirley Avenue neighborhood. Working along with RevereCares, which has developed the other trails in town (Beachmont, Whalen School) The Urban Trail Planning Committee includes: Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky, resident Maribel Mendez, resident …

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The Beautiful,New Vanguard Ushers in A New Era for Revere

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June 4, 2016 By Journal Staff –Revere Journal Guests at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the beautiful, new Vanguard Waterfront Square Apartments at 660 Ocean Ave. knew that they were a part of a special event ushering in an era of luxury living along the shores of Revere Beach. The unobstructed views of the ocean from the Vanguard are simply breathtaking. The state-of-the-art exercise facility, the clubroom, the barbecue area, and cabanas are superb amenities. We particularly liked the modern laminate wood flooring in the kitchen, dining, and living rooms and the spacious walk-in closets. In other words, there is much to admire about the Vanguard Apartments and it is not a surprise that they are filling up quickly with young professionals and couples moving to Revere to take advantage of this exciting residential opportunity. One resident told us how convenient the location is with its five-minute walk to the Wonderland …

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Memorial Day 2016: What’s the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day? History, more

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  http://connect.al.com/staff/LeadaGore/posts.html This story was written by: Leada Gore Memorial Day is May 30, 2016. It’s a day set aside to honor the military personnel who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The day is sometimes confused with Veterans Day, though the two events have distinctly different purposes. Memorial Day is for remembering those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle, according to the Veterans Administration. Veterans Day, held in November, is set aside to thank and honor all those who served in the military – in wartime and peace. The day does honor veterans who have died but is largely intended to thank living veterans for their service. This underscores the “fact that all of those who served- not only those who died – have sacrificed and done their duty,” the VA said. History of Memorial Day Now observed on the …

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Wonderland Dog Track Buildings to be Torn Down

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  Wonderland Dog Park to be Demolished May 13, 2016 By Revere Journal Staff By Sue Ellen Woodcock The Conservation Commission held a public hearing and has issued an order of conditions to the owners of the former Wonderland Dog Park to allow the demolition process to begin at the site. Last Wednesday night attorney Stephen Reardon, who represents CBW Lending and Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, appeared before the commission. Reardon said the dog racing track facility has been vacant since state legislation on Aug. 19, 2010 resulted in a statewide ban on dog racing. Reardon said most are eager to see the facility taken down since it is unsightly, empty with no apparent use, and the development of the parcel is expected to go forward. Taking the facility down requires the approval of several city departments including, building, engineering, health, public works and fire. The application states that the owners …

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Revere High School Class of 1966 Reunion to be held in September

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Revere High School, Class of ’66, 50th Reunion The Revere High School Class of ’66 will hold its 50th reunion at The Marina Restaurant & Bar at “The Wharf” 543 North Shore Road in Revere. The long, long, long awaited 50th is almost completely organized and formal invitations will be sent by email, or snail mail if no email known, sometime late May or June. The event, to be held on September 17th 2016, starting at 6:30 PM, is planned to be informal….to keep everyone moving and renewing old friendships. Food will be served buffet style and both cash bar and DJ will be available to keep spirits high and fun! Tickets for the event are $50.00/person and can be purchased using a credit, or debit, card by inputting the numbers of tickets desired and clicking the PayPal “Buy Now” button below. Tickets may also be purchased by sending your …

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Do you love to cook?  MasterChef is looking for you on Saturday April 23rd

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FOX’s MasterChef with Gordon Ramsay looking to find someone who has a passion for cooking!   We are headed to Boston on Saturday April 23rd once again to host a large open casting call where we are on the search for unique people with interesting jobs, hobbies, backstories who’ve never worked as a professional chef BUT LOVE TO COOK, to come on out and meet with us! So we’re reaching out to all sorts of communities, organizations, and everyone else under the sun to see if anyone knows anyone who loves to cook!  

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Garfield Middle School Lands Large Grant for School Re-Design

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April 1, 2016 By Journal Staff-Seth Daniel The Garfield Middle School has been chosen as one of two schools statewide to participate in a $450,000 grant program by the Center for Collaborative Education – a grant that will try to bring the middle school in line with the high school’s Student Centered Learning model. “It will be an effort to expand what’s happening at the high school already,” said Supt. Dianne Kelly. “We want to have Student-Centered Learning at all schools in the future. This will be the first time we’ve expanded the model beyond the high school, which is significant.” The Center for Collaborative Education said the time is now to change the way teachers introduce information to students. “As the state’s student population grows more diverse, the one-size-fits-all model of schooling from the past will not close achievement gaps or produce citizens who are equipped with the knowledge, …

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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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