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Revere Beach Gets Top Marks for Water Quality

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Revere Beach is at the top of the class in terms of water quality, according to a report card recently released by a local environmental organization. Revere received a 98 percent on primary beach safety in the Beach Water Quality Report Card released by environmental advocacy organization Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. The report card is based on water quality data collected during the 2016 beach season on 15 public beaches in 10 communities, including Lynn, Swampscott, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull. “This year’s report card contains good news for many of our beaches,” said Save the Harbor’s spokesman, Bruce Berman. “However, 2016 was a very dry year, with just 5.3 inches of rain and one large storm with over one inch of rain compared to the 10.2 inches we had in 2015 and the 13 inches of precipitation we expect in a typical …

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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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Revere Beach Playground Public Meeting Announced

PUBLIC MEETING REVERE BEACH PLAYGROUND Wednesday, June 24, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Revere City Hall City Council Chambers 281 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Revere, MA At this meeting, DCR and the Revere Beach Partnership will present, and obtain public input on, a preferred concept for a new playground and potential additional recreation amenities within the Revere Beach Reservation.  The public meeting presentation will be viewable the following day on DCR’s website at http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/public-outreach/public-meetings/. If you have questions about the public meeting, please call 617-626-4974 or email DCR.Updates@state.ma.us. If you have comments regarding the project, please email DCR.Updates@state.ma.us, noting “Revere Beach Playground” in the subject line or write to the DCR Office of Public Outreach, 251 Causeway St., Boston, MA 02114. If you have questions, concerns, or would like to be added to an email list to receive DCR project-specific or general announcements, email mass.parks@state.ma.us

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