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July 28, 2017
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Taft St. Relief Fundraiser on Sunday, at Elks

After the devastating fire on Taft St. last 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.

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.

 

BLOCK PARTY ON SATURDAY

The City of Revere, Revere on the Move and New York Life are sponsoring a block party on Saturday July 29th, 2017 from 12 – 4pm. This block party will take place at the corner of Broadway and Park Ave in Revere, MA, and is to help promote the small local businesses within this block as part of Broadway revitalization efforts.

At noon, new storefront signage will be unveiled for Revere House of Pizza, Ramon’s Wireless, Expert Nails, La Metapaneca, Monte Cristo Mexican Grill, Cafe Costa Del Sol, All Dental, Comeback Physical Therapy, Peter Woo’s, Elias Food Market, and Chocolaffee as part of the plan to improve the Broadway streetscape. During the sign unveiling, the business owners will be speaking about their businesses and what they offer to the residents of Revere, MA.

After the sign unveiling, from 1 – 4 p.m., there will be live entertainment, art demos and a photo booth in the back parking lot.

The rain date for this event is Sunday July 30, from 12 – 4 p.m.

If you have any questions about this block party, please contact Dimple Rana at drana@revere.org or 781-286-8172.

 

Oak Island Railroad Crossing Improvements

The City of Revere is improving the railroad crossing at Oak Island per Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requirements in order to perpetuate the existing quiet zone that exists there presently (quiet zone meaning no train horns are sounded when the train comes through, a standard safety practice elsewhere).

As a requirement for retaining the quiet zone, additional safety improvements including channelization, signage and striping are being added.  These are all FRA requirements that are to be implemented by 8/1 which will improve the overall safety of the crossing. If this work was not completed, trains would be required to blow their horns when going through this area, causing disruption for residents.

Included in this first phase of work is also a temporary gravel turnaround area on the south side of Oak Island Rd. Phase 2 and 3 will follow and will include a new paved turnaround area with 3 delineated parking spots on Oak Island Road as well as sidewalk improvements and widening of the traveled way on both sides of the railroad. Work started July 17th and the tentative schedule is for work to be completed around the beginning of October.

 

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