News Briefs

Taft St. Relief Fundraiser To Be Held July 30 at Revere Elks

After the devastating fire on Taft St. earlier this month, Mayor Brian Arrigo and the City of Revere established a relief fund for those who were displaced.

On Sunday, July 30, from 2pm-5pm, the Revere Lodge of Elks, 198 Shirley Ave, will generously host a fundraiser dinner. Cost is $25 per person with all proceeds benefitting the Taft St. Relief Fund.

Capacity is limited, so to guarantee your space, RSVP by bringing your check made out to the Taft St. Relief Fund/City of Revere to the Mayor’s Office, or mailing it to the Mayor’s Office, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151.



The Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) awarded its “Beautiful Business” award to the Wonderland Marketplace located at Butler Circle.  Early in the spring, it was noticed that each of the areas in the marketplace were filled with a variety of tulips, a welcome sight after a long, gray winter.  As usual, the tulips died away, but were soon replaced by the planting of colorful and varied flowers making a lovely sight for all going by.  The RBC feels that this kind of sight makes a positive impression for all those driving by and is most important in the fulfillment of our mission to “improve the image of the city of Revere through an aggressive clean up and beautification program.”

The property was purchased in February of 2016 and the new owners have maintained their property since.  They have employed Petrillo & Son of North Reading to landscape the property weekly and have arranged for the flowers to be changed according to the season.  The RBC applauds the owners of the Wonderland Marketplace for their efforts and urges all businesses in the city to follow their example in order to make Revere more beautiful.


Aggregate Industries Commences Reclamation Project at Saugus Quarry

Aggregate Industries Northeast Region, Inc. in Saugus, has announced the start of a land reclamation project to fill more than 30 acres of its on-site rock quarry. Aggregate Industries, a member of the LafargeHolcim family, will continue its current operations during the reclamation project, which will span over the next 15 years.

“We take our leadership as an environmental steward very seriously and are committed to exploring ways to repurpose our land as appropriate. We’re excited about the opportunity to transform the Aggregate Industries Saugus Quarry and to begin this reclamation project after years of planning,” said Brad Kohl, U.S. ACM Head of Northeast and Great Lakes West Regions.

Aggregate Industries has received approvals from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Approvals and permits outline the specific fill materials that can be used throughout the process, including soils generated from both Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) and non-MCP disposal sites, out-of-state soils, dredged material and blasted rock. Per MassDEP requirements, any materials that arrive at the site must come from a known, tested source, with licensed site professionals overseeing both the generator’s soil and operations at the reclamation project.

At the Saugus site, Aggregate Industries currently operates two asphalt plants, a ready-mix concrete plant, quarrying and crushing activities, maintenance and other related activities. These industrial operations at the site will remain in operation throughout the reclamation process.


Bible classes

First Congregational Church of Revere, 230 Beach Street, will be holding Vacation Bible School (VBS) from Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14.  The “VBS” daily schedule is from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Children ages four through 11 are welcome to join us for stories, crafts, and games.  Three year olds must be accompanied by a parent.

The cost for the full week is $15.00 for one child, $30 for two, and $40 for 3 or more.  Financial aid is available.  For registration information, call the First Congregational Church at 781-284-4158 or email at [email protected]


REVEre farmers market returns friday

The Revere Farmers Market returns for 2017 with a special Grand Opening Event on Friday, July 7, from 12-4:30 PM. Mayor Brian Arrigo is excited announce a number of new initiatives designed to make this year’s Market the best one yet.

The Grand Opening will feature several special events including:

-A dance party led by the Studio Dance Complex at 1 PM

-Face painting from 1-3 PM

-Live music by local artist Amy Spillert from 2:30-4:30 PM

-Moon Bounce donated by Perfect Parties

-Free bottles of Maple Water, a healthy beverage company from Vermont

-Ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Arrigo

Under the direction of new Farmers Market manager Haley Hanton, an experienced health and fitness professional, the Market is planning many exciting initiatives for the coming season – including yoga classes, musical guests, and fun new vendors such as cider houses and smoothie popsicles.

These new initiatives will supplement an already existing outstanding selection of local produce, as well as the critical matching program to enhance the buying power of veterans, seniors, and low-income individuals paying with WIC or SNAP.

“I am devoted to making this market not only a captivating platform to shop local produce and artisans, but a venue to enjoy your day full of activities and excitement,” said Hanton. “My goal is to create a community around health and well being.”

“The Revere Farmers Market serves a critical role in helping Revere families access healthy, affordable food,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo.

“The steps we are taking this year will help bring the market to the next level, by also making it a destination – a place where families and friends can come together to enjoy food, crafts, arts, public events, and more. I’m excited to cut the ribbon next Friday and get this season started. Residents will see continued improvement in the Farmers Market in the seasons to come.” The Farmers Market is an initiative of Revere on the Move, a collaboration between the City of Revere and Massachusetts General Hospital. The Market will run every Friday from July 7 to October 6, from 12 PM-4:30 PM. For more information contact 781-286-8198 or [email protected] Like the Revere Farmers Market Facebook page for weekly updates on vendors and activities.


Broadway roadwork from Mountain Ave. to Revere St.REET    July 16-18

The trenching in the street required to power the new street lights on Broadway has now been completed. National Grid electrical work is being completed to prepare for the delivery of new street lights.

Milling of the roadway from Mountain Ave. to Revere St. is scheduled for Sunday night July 16 into July 18, continuing Monday night into Tuesday if necessary.

The paving preparation crew is scheduled to follow behind the milling operation that same week.

The plan is to pave approximately two weeks after milling is completed – so ideally, around the first week of August. Of course, this is all subject to weather and other possible delays; residents will be updated as new information becomes available.

If all goes according to the current schedule, the road should be paved and all the lights installed and powered up by early to mid August.


Revere Taco Bell to ‘Strike Out Cancer’ with the Jimmy Fund

Through July 18,  customers at participating Taco Bell® and KFC® locations throughout New England and New York will be invited to contribute $1, $3, or $5 to the Jimmy Fund’s “Strike Out Cancer” pin-up campaign. In return for their contributions, customers will receive a baseball pin-up to write their name or the name of a friend or loved one. The pin-ups will be displayed in restaurants and stores, showing customers how easy it is to make a difference in the fight against cancer. At participating Taco Bell and KFC restaurants, customers who contribute $3 or more will receive a coupon sheet featuring deals from Taco Bell, KFC, Water Country, Museum of Science, Franklin Sports, Valvoline Instant Oil Change, Mama Rosie’s, and Sully’s Brand.

Taco Bell has generously supported the Jimmy Fund since 2002. In 2006, KFC joined their efforts to be a part of “Strike Out Cancer,” working together to help the program raise more than $2.2 million. When customers purchase a baseball pin-up, 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to the Jimmy Fund, which supports cancer research and patient care at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

“We are looking forward to raising critical funds for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber through our longstanding ‘Strike Out Cancer’ campaign,” said Roger Lockwood, chairman of Lockwood/McKinnon Company, a Taco Bell franchisee and a trustee of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “We are grateful to our loyal customers who have generously supported this campaign for the past 15 years, to help work towards a world without cancer.”

About the Jimmy Fund

The Jimmy Fund ( solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. It is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Variety Children’s Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.


Changes for commercial vehicle parking

This year, in response to concerns from residents about commercial vehicles parked on residential streets that are not registered in Revere, the City of Revere is implementing important changes to the commercial vehicle parking ordinance.

Please be aware of the following changes, which will be implemented via a warning phase in August, followed by full enforcement in September.

In order to park a commercial vehicle overnight on a public way within the City of Revere, you must apply for a “Commercial Vehicle Parking Permit, (see attached)” and your vehicle must meet the following criteria:

A valid business certificate must be on file with the City Clerk’s Office for the business associated with the commercial vehicle. You can mail-in the attached permit application, or submit it in person at the parking clerk’s office at City Hall.

The Commercial vehicle shall be registered to a Revere address.

Vehicle shall be under 10,000 pounds – gross manufacturers weight

Vehicle shall have less than six wheels

The Traffic Division of the Police Department shall inspect the size of the vehicle and provide a recommendation, on an approved form, to the Parking Clerk on whether said vehicle meets the size criteria.

Only one (1) commercial vehicle permit will be issued per household

The permit shall only be valid on the street in which the vehicle is registered.

The cost of the permit shall be $420 per calendar year starting in 2018. A permit for the remainder of 2017 starting this July will be free if your vehicle meets the criteria;.however, you will have to pay upon renewing for 2018. Permits shall expire on December 31st each year. If permit is lost or stolen, permit will not be replaced under any circumstances.

Hours of enforcement for overnight commercial parking have been changed from 10:00 pm – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm – 8:00 am.

The price of the violation for overnight parking of a commercial vehicle is increased from $25.00 to $50.00.

If you reside on a street that is also designated as “Resident Parking” you will not require a residential parking sticker in addition to your commercial vehicle permit.

Thank you for your cooperation with this new ordinance. We all have a role to play in making sure vehicles parked on our residential streets are properly registered within the City of Revere.

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