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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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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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US eases rules on Plovers

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Pairs of piping plovers have increased to 689 in Massachusetts. Protection efforts now target chicks. By David Abel BOSTON GLOBE STAFF JANUARY 22, 2016   (Globe staff file image) Fences that have barred beachgoers from prime spots along the Atlantic surf may come down this summer as the federal government prepares to relax restrictions designed to protect the piping plover in Massachusetts. The US Fish and Wildlife Service this week released a draft plan — the first of its kind along the East Coast — that would allow state and local beach officials far more flexibility in managing the increasing number of the sand-colored birds that have taken up residence on shores along Massachusetts, often throughout the summer. The plovers, which were deemed threatened under the Endangered Species Act in 1986, have riled many beachgoers, as officials in recent years fenced off increasingly large swaths of beaches from Cape Ann …

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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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Mayor-Elect Arrigo Seeks Dialogue with Wynn Everett

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  December 3, 2015 By Seth Daniel-Revere Journal The ice seems to slowly thawing between the City of Revere and the Wynn Everett casino project, with Mayor-elect Brian Arrigo saying this week that he would like to open the lines of communication and Wynn Everett officials saying the same. “I know I can’t do anything official until Jan. 4, but I’m certainly looking forward to opening the lines of communication to Wynn and seeing what we are able to do in terms of mitigation from the project that is going to be opening up in Everett,” said Arrigo this week as he began to put together his transition plans. “The biggest question is what will happen to the City’s lawsuit. There’s nothing that can be done yet. I don’t know what our options are yet…Having a conversation with Wynn is going to be important and having an open line of …

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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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9th Annual Revere Beach Memorial to be held on September 20th

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Revere Cares and the City of Revere Announcement The Annual Revere Beach Memorial is a candlelight vigil for families and friends who wish to remember a loved one that lost their life due to issues related to a substance use disorder or drug overdose. The Revere CARES Coalition and the City of Revere is again organizing this touching event for Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at the William G. Reinstein Bandstand on Revere Beach (rain or shine). The event begins at sunset, approximately 7:00 pm, and will end by 8:00pm. Individuals can register a name to be read by contacting Revere CARES at 781-435-6440 or arriving between 6:00pm and 7:00pm on the night of the event. The program consists of: an introduction, inspirational readings/poems, lighting of candles, reading of names of those being remembered with a fire bell after each name, closing remarks (the Serenity Prayer and concluding statement), and bagpipe …

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