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Suffolk Gets New Race Schedule

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Three Day Racing Schedule approved August 14, 2015 By Seth Daniel-Revere Journal The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) approved a three-day racing schedule and a $1.425 million withdrawal from the state’s new Race Horse Development Fund to supplement the meet’s purses, but some 350 local horsemen have withdrawn from their organization and are protesting the move. “We supported the industry every year for 20 years with the hope that one day gaming would come to the Commonwealth and help our industry,” said Bernie Bramante of Medford, who recently signed on with the new organization, the Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. “Now, the money is here and we don’t have a shot at it. Now that it has come, the plan is to give it to a bunch of people from out of state.” That was the unanimous reaction from many of the locals in the industry who felt they had been ripped …

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Water Quality Rating is High at Revere Beach

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See Full Story at Revere Journal Revere Beach one of the cleanest in the Boston Area The nation’s first public beach remains strong as one of the cleanest beaches in the area on Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s mid-summer beach report released this week. Last year at this point in the summer Revere Beach scored a 100 percent on the report and scored the same this time around. According to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Director of Strategy, Communications and Programs Bruce Berman Revere Beach is still on the top 10 of the cleanest beaches from Nahant to Nantasket while frequent rain back in June and during some weeks in July forced beach closures due to high bacteria levels at other public beaches. “There are two ways to fix an urban beach problem,” said Berman. “One way is to sever every pipe that goes into the beach and that’s what …

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Revere Beach Partnership Announces the Full Event Schedule for the 2015 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

America’s First Public Beach Pays Tribute to The Spirit of Massachusetts with 12th Annual World-Renowned Sand Sculpting Festival from July 24 – 26, 2015  REVERE, MA (July 20th, 2015) – The Revere Beach Partnership is proud to announce the full event schedule for the 2015 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival hosted at America’s oldest public beach, Revere Beach, established in 1896. Attracting an average of 700,000 attendees annually, the 2015 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival will begin on Friday, July 24 and run through Sunday, July 26. This year’s festival will feature twenty world-renowned master sand sculptors from all corners of the globe who will put their skills to the test as they compete for first prize in the Master Sand Sculpting Competition in both a duo and solo competition. Event Schedule Friday, July 24, 2015 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Festival Opens 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Live Music …

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DCR implements No Smoking Ban on State Beaches

No Smoking on Revere Beach….. Story by Revere Advocate In recent weeks, Revere residents have taken notice of some new signage in a few locations added along the beach-side of Revere Beach Blvd. which state “No Smoking” anywhere on the sandy beach area. Residents were taken by surprise claiming to be unaware of a smoking ban at “America’s Oldest Public Beach.” In a telephone and email interview with Mass. Dept. of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) Asst. Press Secretary Kevin O’Shea this past week, we asked some pertinent questions regarding the new signage. Calling it a new initiative for this year, O’Shea said that the new smoking ban signage was an internal decision passed back in October 2014 under former DCR Commissioner John P. Murray and former Gov. Deval Patrick. Since it’s not an ordinance, the DCR is politely requesting beach-goers to refrain from smoking on the beach itself in order …

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Harbor Group Doles out $200K to Create Better Beaches

Story at Banker & Tradesman State House News Service The type of sand sculptures showcased on Revere Beach in July will populate other beaches this year and an artist from San Francisco will turn one seaside expanse into a temporary work of art. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay on Saturday plans to announce a total of about $204,000 that will help fund 35 different programs on the sandy shores that ring Boston Harbor. One grant will help fund free swimming and kayak lessons at Carson Beach in South Boston available to youth groups around the region, along with a beach soccer clinic, said Bruce Berman, of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. The non-profit received $190,000 from the state and raised additional funds on its own for the programs in nine communities, supporting 70 different free public events. “The Better Beaches Program grants offer a tremendous amount of value by financially …

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High water marks- Beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Swampscott show improvement

  Photo-Owen O’Rourke / Item Photo Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:00 am By Cyrus Moulton / The Daily Item State beaches in Nahant and Revere passed 100 percent of local water quality tests in 2014, while King’s Beach in Lynn and Swampscott passed 88 percent of last year’s tests. The results were the best in four years, according to a report by local advocacy group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. But while pleased, the report’s authors noted that dry weather contributed to the positive results — a signal that potentially expensive and time-consuming stormwater and/or sewer fixes are needed to maintain the progress, particularly at King’s Beach. “It was a good year overall, and it was a good year for King’s; but that’s because it was a dry year,” Bruce Berman, spokesman for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay said Tuesday. “When you look at Tenean (Beach, in Dorchester) or …

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The 2015 Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival will be held July 24 – 26 .

The 2015 Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival  will be held July 24- 26 . The event is in its 12th year and hosted by the Revere Beach Partnership, a non-profit organization, this free event is open to the public and draws crowds from all over New England. Revere Beach Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 2011. Its purpose is to continue the heritage of Revere Beach as a nearby retreat for New England families; to preserve the beach’s unique historic and natural assets; to strengthen the beach as an asset to our community by the development of programs and community; to plan and oversee the continued improvement of Revere Beach. The Partnership consists of an executive director, a volunteer Board of Directors, and other volunteers that share a love for Revere Beach. The main event of the organization is the Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting …

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MA State Police to increase enforcement measures beginning this weekend at Revere Beach

 Increased Police patrols to begin at Revere Beach Story posted at www.mspnews.org Massachusetts State Police will increase enforcement measures on Revere Beach, starting this weekend. The increased patrols, by uniformed and plainclothes troopers alike, are being put in place in anticipation of large crowds that gather at the beach in warm weather and the potential for those crowds to become unruly as was the case with yesterday’s disturbance. Troopers will work in conjunction with Revere Police, who similarly will put added focus on city neighborhoods around the beach. The increased State Police patrols will add several uniformed and undercover troopers, as well as a K-9 unit, to the regular State Police patrols that already cover the beach. These existing patrols — which come from the Revere Beach Barracks, the Motorcycle Unit, and the Troop Community Action Team – will be supplemented by the extra troopers from early evening to early …

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Beautification Committee holds it first 2015 Meeting

First Meeting of 2015 for Beautification Committee Story by Revere Advocate News After a brutal winter, the Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) was able to meet to plan its agenda for the upcoming year. All members agreed that it was wonderful to be able to think of flowers, bushes and making the city clean. It will be a challenging year due to all of the damage that was done by the record-breaking snow Revere experienced these last few months. A few of the items currently on the docket for this year are the beautification of Bell Circle, the planning of the flowers to be installed along Revere Beach and the beginning of the planning for the beautification of Brown Circle. The RBC plans to provide updates of these projects as they progress. Be on the look-out for our progress reports. To learn more about the Revere Beautification Committee go to their …

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