No Smoking on Revere Beach…..
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 to make the state beaches more of a family-friendly environment.