REVERE Vol. 29, No. 10 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Daylight Savings Time: Set Your Clocks Forward 1 Hour! ADVOCATE Free Every Friday Grant funds affordable housing units on Revere Street 781-286-8500 Friday, March 8, 2019 Revere’s Read Across America Day Dr. Seuss’s birthday inspires children to become lifelong readers BEACH VIEW: Approximately 50 new apartments, including affordable and workforce housing, will be built on this vacant property at 571 Revere St. – funded by a grant received last Thursday. (Photo Courtesy of The Neighborhood Developers) By Tara Vocino A collective grant effort will allow a transit-oriented, affordable housing development to be built on a vacant property on Revere Street this summer. The Baker-Polito administration and other agencies awarded the grant last Thursday. According to Rafael Mares, executive director of The Neighborhood Developers, his company will be the project developer while the city, through Our 80th Year EDUCATION Next Classes DRIVER $ 2 Week Night Classes MARCH 18 One Week Day Class APRIL 15 School Vacation CALL - ENROLL or Register Online 617-387-9121 HENRYSAUTOSCHOOL.COM EVERETT AUTO SCHOOL “Successful Key To Driving” Since 1938 Gift Certificates Available $2.59 GALLON GALLON Regular Unleaded $2.319 Mid Unleaded $2.639 Super $2.699 Diesel Fuel $2.879 KERO $4.759 Diesel $2.699 3.43 the North Shore Home Consortium, will contribute $1.2 million. The grant will fund the construction of 643 rental units across nine developments in other cities and towns; this development at 571 Revere St. is a 51-unit mixed-income project. Construction is scheduled to start in July 2019 with the building expected to open in the fall of 2020, according to Mares. “It will create 51 new one, two- and three-bedroom apartments on a vacant property, of which 32 will be affordable (restricted to households below 60 percent of Area Median Income) and 19 will be workforce housing (restricted to 120 percent of Area Median Income),” Mares said. The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development is supporting the project with federal and state low-income housing tax credits as well as subGRANT | SEE PAGE 5 We accept: MasterCard * Visa * & Discover 100 Gal. Min. 24 Hr. Service 781-286-2602 Price Subject to Change without notice ANGELO’S "Over 40 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2019 FULL SERVE HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS Mayor Brian Arrigo is shown reading to Paul Revere Innovative School students during Read Across America Day in the gymnasium last Friday morning. (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) By Tara Vocino C E ity Councillors, School Committee members and school administrators were among the many guest readers at National Read Across America Day on Friday. Calling it “their favorite day of the year,” AMERICA DAY | SEE PAGE 8 Schools Athletic Dept. to switch back to GBL this summer By Tara Vocino ffective July 1, the Athletic Department of the Revere Public Schools will return to the Greater Boston League (GBL) after being in the Northeastern Conference (NEC) since 2005. Regional principals voted 11-1 to make the switch at a conference meeting at Beverly High School on Friday morning. According to Athletic Director Frank Shea, four schools similar in size and competitiveness were voted out of the NEC last month, which contributed to the switch. However, because football starts late in the year, that sport will remain in the NEC for two seasons, according to Shea. “We don’t have any ill feelings against the Northeastern Conference,” Shea said. “It’s been a great 14 years.” Prior to making the move to the NEC, Revere Athletics had been in the GBL for more than 75 years, according to Shea. Affecting 25 varsity teams, Shea explained, the switch will be a learning curve and it won’t be perfect at first. But there are advantages. Students will return to school an hour earlier from away games and won’t have to travel as much to communities such as Gloucester, Beverly, Marblehead and Swampscott, with the exception of some sports. Shea went on to say that Revere athletes will only play twice against each school and will have to find other schools in the league to compete against. “Championships won’t mean as much since the Northeastern Conference is a big league,” Shea said. “Most of our schedule was already set.” Tara Vocino may be reached at printjournalist1@gmail.com. Prices subject to change FLEET

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