• December 21 2018,  Revere

    New sign serves as entryway to city

    By Tara Vocino The Revere Beautification Committee dedicated a new sign at Point of Pines bus stop, serving as an entryway to the city, last Thursday afternoon. Project Organizer Carol Haney said the faded sign was in terrible disrepair, and the committee’s mission is to beautify the image of Revere. Quicksilver Graphix Sign Company designed the sign, according to Haney. The area was dedicated in memory of Edward Shaughnessy Jr., 17, who died in a car accident while driving home from work. “It looks outstanding,” Ward 5 City Councillor John Powers said. “It’s a good entryway to Revere coming from Lynn — it’s nice and bright.” Powers said aesthetically, the…

  • October 19 2018,  Revere

    Parkway home is recipient of “Beautiful Home” award

    The Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) has presented its “Beautiful Home” award to Larry and Karen Thang, whose lovely property is the recipient of this month’s recognition. The Thangs have lived in their home for two months and have beautified their property by hiring Michael D’Avanzo of Lynnfield Landscaping Corp., who chose a variety of plantings for the area. These include wine and yellow hybrid mums, Serbian spruce, baby blue spruce, Alberta spruce and baby blue eyes spruce. The different varieties of spruce coupled with the colorful mums result in a lovely palette of colors and textures throughout the area. RBC congratulates the Thangs on the lovely impression that their newly…

  • Revere,  September 14 2018

    Washington Place Condominiums receive RBC Award

    The Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) awarded its latest “Beautiful Property” award to the Washington Place Condominiums located at 770 Washington Ave. The newly constructed building owners moved quickly to beautify the surrounding property. The condominium owners association hired a local landscaper, Mercurio Brothers, to landscape the grounds around the building. In addition, the Merurios have continued to provide the landscaping for the building by doing a spring cleanup and providing monthly care. Apple trees were planted around the property. These trees provide a year-round beauty to the area. In addition, a variety of petunias and sea grasses fill the grounds, creating what was described as “an assortment of flowers that…

  • August 17 2018,  Revere

    RBC Recognizes Local Business Babe & Beau Spa

    The Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) has awarded its Beautiful Business to a newly established business on Broadway.  The Babe & Beau Spa first opened in October 2017 at the corner of Broadway and Mountain Ave. This business, located on a corner, is proof that a business (or resident) does not need much land to create a lovely and welcoming impression.  There are large flower boxes overflowing with lovely plants and greenery and an impressive Mandevilla plant standing guard at the entry door.  This plant was half its current size last fall.  The owner took the plant in over the winter months and the result was a spectacularly beautiful welcome to…

  • August 10 2018,  Revere,  Wakefield

    RBC reviews Wakefield’s single-use plastic bag ban

    Eleanor Vieira of the Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) and Joel Patterson, manager of Shaw’s Supermarket in Wakefield, met this week to discuss Wakefield’s recent adoption of the single-use plastic bag ban. They are pictured showing the new recyclable bags and no-cost paper bags that Wakefield allows businesses to distribute. Customers are allowed to purchase recyclable plastic bags at a cost of 10 cents per bag. The alternative to either of these bags is to bring one’s own reusable bag, which is the best option to reduce both the cost and the carbon footprint on the planet. Patterson said the transition away from single-use plastic bags was easy, as all residents…

  • August 10 2018,  Revere

    RBC recognizes Shirley Avenue home

    As one drives along Shirley Avenue, Phay Men’s house stands out for its well-maintained exterior festooned with lovely plantings. The surrounding yard has been made lovely by the many varieties of flowers planted there. Some have been planted in the yard, others are hanging and some are in a vase located at the front door. There’re hibiscus, all colors of petunias, tiger lilies (which have been planted from seeds) and geraniums. In addition, there is a vegetable garden with many getting ready for to be picked! The end result is a home that is lovely and inviting. Phay Men has lived in Revere for 30 years since arriving from Cambodia.…

  • August 3 2018,  Revere,  Wakefield

    RBC reviews Wakefield’s single-use plastic bag ban

    Eleanor Vieira of the Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) and Joel Patterson, manager of Shaw’s Supermarket in Wakefield, met this week to discuss Wakefield’s recent adoption of the single-use plastic bag ban. They are pictured showing the new recyclable bags and no-cost paper bags that Wakefield allows businesses to distribute. Customers are allowed to purchase recyclable plastic bags at a cost of 10 cents per bag. The alternative to either of these bags is to bring one’s own reusable bag, which is the best option to reduce both the cost and the carbon footprint on the planet. Patterson said the transition away from single-use plastic bags was easy, as all residents…

  • July 27 2018,  Revere

    Beautification Committee recognizes first home in 2018

      The Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) has awarded its first home beautification award of 2018 to David Moore of Carlson Avenue. It is evident as one passes by that David is extremely proud of his property. The front of the home is landscaped with neatly trimmed bushes and colorful rhododendron plantings. In addition to the bushes, there are variegated flowers in different pots that contain lovely geraniums, beautiful impatiens and various other types of flowers. There is also a lamp post that has a plant entwined around its pole. Flowers line the entry walk and the passage into the lovely backyard, creating a most welcoming sight. The landscaping is done…

  • July 20 2018,  Revere

    Beautification Committee recognizes first home in 2018

    The Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) has awarded its first home beautification award of 2018 to David Moore of Carlson Avenue. It is evident as one passes by that David is extremely proud of his property. The front of the home is landscaped with neatly trimmed bushes and colorful rhododendron plantings. In addition to the bushes, there are variegated flowers in different pots that contain lovely geraniums, beautiful impatiens and various other types of flowers. There is also a lamp post that has a plant entwined around its pole. Flowers line the entry walk and the passage into the lovely backyard, creating a most welcoming sight. The landscaping is done by…