• December 14 2018,  Revere

    Bill Annese retires from Department of Conservation Revere Complex

    Bill Annese, a foreman at the Department of Conservation’s Revere Complex at Revere Beach, recently retired after many years of dedicated service to DCR. Family, friends, colleagues and elected officials recently gathered to celebrate and honor him for his commitment and service to the Commonwealth and Revere. State Representative RoseLee Vincent presented him with a citation from herself and House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo on behalf of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

  • October 26 2018,  Revere

    At long last, new public bathrooms coming to Revere Beach

    New “Welcome to Revere” sign coming By Tara Vocino Officials from the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) joined Speaker of the House of Representatives Bob DeLeo and state and local officials on Tuesday morning to break ground on DCR’s new maintenance and public bathroom facility in Revere. The $11.4 million project will provide the agency’s operations staff for Revere Beach State Reservation and the surrounding region with a permanent work location, following many years occupying temporary facilities. Recognizing the need for increased public recreation opportunities, the new facility incorporates public access improvements, including public restrooms that will be open year-round. Additionally, the new maintenance facility will be named the…

  • Revere,  September 28 2018

    Whale fatality likely caused by boat strike; disagreement over clam fatality connection

    By Tara Vocino A 30-foot baby humpback whale washed up on Revere Beach on Friday, causing a stir in the city; a small- and large-market media frenzy; and on social media. However, the cause of death is undetermined at this time. “Eighty-percent of whale deaths are caused by ship strikes,” Save the Harbor/Save the Bay spokesperson Bruce Berman said. “When it arrived in Revere from Cohasset (about 33 miles away), the whale was so badly decomposed that an autopsy wouldn’t be useful. But the cause could have been something else going on that scientists and the aquarium staff are researching.” Berman said he doesn’t believe that the mass clam fatality,…

  • Revere,  September 21 2018

    Mass clam fatality stinks up Revere Beach

    By Tara Vocino Hundreds of thousands of baby Atlantic Surf Clams have washed up on Revere Beach this summer, creating the strange odor that smells like — well, rotting clams, that once lived in the surf. “Today, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation took measures to clean the shores of Revere Beach State Reservation in an environmentally-friendly manner by burying juvenile surf clams that washed up along the beach area,” Department of Recreation and Conservation spokesperson Troy Wall said. “The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries is investigating the cause of the clams washing ashore.” The state parks and environmental agencies are trying to determine the cause of this mass…

  • August 24 2018,  Revere

    The 12th Annual Revere Beach Memorial

    Hosted by the City of Revere and Revere CARES   The Annual Revere Beach Memorial is a candlelight vigil for families and friends who wish to remember a loved one who died due to an overdose. Once again, the Revere CARES Coalition and the City of Revere are organizing this touching event – for Sunday, September 16, at the DCR William G. Reinstein Bandstand on Revere Beach (rain or shine). The event begins at sunset (approximately 7:00 p.m.) and will end around 8:00 p.m. Individuals can register a name to be read by contacting Revere CARES at 781-435-6440 or arriving between 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on the night of…

  • August 17 2018,  Revere

    Revere Beach hotels will be worth the wait, councillors say

    By Tara Vocino Revere Beach Boulevard inched closer to becoming the site for two upscale hotels during a Zoning Sub-Committee meeting at City Hall on Monday night. A 175-key hotel – Revere Beach Hotel – with a restaurant for guests will be built at 50 Revere Beach Blvd., which is currently the Shipwreck Lounge. A 162-key hotel with a public event hall – with the name Revere Ocean under consideration – will stand at 58 Revere Beach Blvd. “Building a hotel here is the best of both worlds,” Architect Ning Lu said. “They are visible from land and air.” According to Attorney Emilio Favorito, Esq. representing Sunrise Development, LLC of…

  • August 17 2018,  Revere

    Beach buildup continues

    200 residential units proposed for Ocean Ave., Boulevard  By The Advocate According to a posting on the developer website BLDUP.com on Aug. 13, 2018, Boston-based Gate Residential, which purchased the property at 50 Ocean Ave. for $8 million, is moving forward in its construction of two levels of parking under five levels of residential spaces within a 0.74-acre area of land on Ocean Avenue beachfront. According to the release, the plans call for a 127-unit mixed-use development at 21 Revere Beach Blvd., and 73 units in the rear building at 20-50 Ocean Ave. for a combined total of 200 units. Gate Residential received approval by the Zoning Board of Appeals…

  • August 3 2018,  Revere

    Revere Beach resurrection

    Santorini Restaurant reopens with fanfare and family roots By Christopher DeGusto Revere’s Greek and seafood restaurant Santorini reopened in late June after months of renovations, to the delight of owner Ike Tzakis, who has planned to transform the beachside eatery into a trendy and creative spot that’s unlike the other places to dine on the boulevard. Santorini, which was opened before the turn of the century, is a family-owned business, by Tzakis and his mother, Stavroula Fotopoulos. After having the restaurant open for approximately five years, Santorini was sold. According to Tzakis in an interview on Wednesday, those who took over had not been kind to the seaside establishment. “The…