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Revere Food Week set to Begin April 18th

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Revere on the Move Announces Revere Food Week Revere Food Week starts Monday, April 18th and runs through Friday, April 22nd. Revere Food Week is a partnership between Revere on the Move, Revere CARES, and the Revere Chamber of Commerce to promote healthy, affordable food options in the area! SPECIAL EVENTS: Monday, 22: Family movie night at Bagel Bin Deli: https://www.facebook.com/events/1742880279288831/ ^FREE FOOD FOR THE FIRST 40 PEOPLE!!!! Tuesday, 23: Family movie night at Antonellas: https://www.facebook.com/events/930346043729817/ ^FREE FOOD FOR THE FIRST 40 PEOPLE!!!! Wednesday, 24: Jazz music and dinner at Maekha Thai: https://www.facebook.com/events/575445575966803/ ^FREE FOOD FOR THE FIRST 20 PEOPLE!!!!!

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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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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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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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Petruccelli Leaving Senate in January

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December 10, 2015 By John Lynds- Revere Journal The departure of longtime State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli will spark a special election for his seat sometime this spring, and already, people have emerged expressing interest in Petruccelli’s seat since he announced last Thursday he would resign in January. Three candidates in Revere have emerged as interested in the seat, and local elected officials and political brokers have been working behind the scenes to narrow down the Revere field to one candidate. While many have a legitimate interest, those on the inside of the local political scene believe that Revere has its best shot through the unified support of one hometown candidate. This week, sources told the newspaper that Revere officials have been caucusing locally to bring about that unity. “We’ve been meeting and coordinating efforts in the hopes of securing one candidate out of Revere no matter who that candidate is,” …

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Bright Named Medal of Valor Winner at State Award Ceremony

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Gov. Baker, Revere Sr Deputy Bright and Chief Gene Doherty November 26, 2015 By Seth Daniel-Revere Journal The family homestead on Reservoir Avenue for Senior Deputy Chief Chris Bright had always been a welcome sight a beacon of fond memories from the past. Now, the burnt out house has recently been bulldozed – the site of a bittersweet effort from the long-time firefighter where he rescued one uncle, but another perished due to the flames. It was a rescue and overall effort that was highlighted on Monday in the campus of MIT where he collected the Medal of Valor for the state Firefighter of the Year awards. It was a celebration of bravery and a mourning for a lost family member all at the same time. Bright said the Medal around his neck was for his uncle, Dennis Toomey, who died in the Reservoir Avenue fire. Everything changed for Bright …

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Veterans Day 2015

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Honoring our Veterans- November 11th 2015 Veterans Day 2015 will be observed all across this great nation on Wednesday November 11th. Its a time for us all to recognize and honor the immense sacrifices made by our service men and women. We pay respect and show appreciation for those Veterans and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice. In a statement seen on the History Channels website an excerpt states…”On the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month of 1918, an armistice , or temporary cessation of hostilities was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the first World War then known as the Great War”. Armistice Day was officially recognized as a federal holiday in 1938. Following World War II President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 that struck the word “Armistice” in favor of “Veterans” and from then on November 11th has …

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