Local News in 7 Languages. The Advocate Online! Scan & Subscribe Now! Vol. 32, No.20 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday Metropolitan Beaches Commission report calls for improved access, better signage and inclusive beach events and programs Special to Th e Advocate O n Friday morning Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Brian Department of Conservation & Recreation Commissioner Brian Arrigo addresses the attendees at the recent press conference. Arrigo joined legislative and community members of the Metropolitan Beaches Commission (MBC) at Carson Beach in South Boston for the release of “Breaking Barriers,” a report on improving public access to the metropolitan region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket. The report is based on a series of public hearings and listening sessions focused on overcoming obstacles to beach access for people of color, people with disabilities and people who do not speak English as their fi rst language. According to the report, which is available online at https://www.savetheharbor.org/breakBEACH | SEE Page 17 HYM developer offers update on Suffolk Downs project By Barbara Taormina he redevelopment of Suff olk Downs has been a central theme in Revere since The HYM Investment Group bought the site in 2017. T This week, Tom O’Brien, founder, managing partner and CEO of HYM, provided a community update on the project at Revere High. O’Brien said residents have probably noticed that the fi rst residential building is underway and is expected to be completed in June 2024. He added that the residential component of the massive project will provide a variety of housing, including single HOUSES | SEE Page 19 Dressed to the Nine’s at RHS Senior Prom State Rep. Jessica Giannino is shown congratulating new school committee member Jacqueline Monterosso during her swearingin ceremony at city hall Monday night. By Barbara Taormina C ity councillors and members of the School Committee met together this week to appoint the defeated runner-up in the last election to fi ll the vacancy of Susan Gravellese, who recently resigned to take on the role of the city’s health and wellness coordinator. The vote to appoint Jacqueline Monterosso was unanimous and quick, but the meeting continued so Revere could celebrate the fi rst Latina serving on the city’s School Committee. Monterosso thanked a small crowd who turned out to watch her appointment. “I think this is a testament to what we represent,” she said. “This room is fi lled with students, educators, union leaders and elected offi cials. We represent all people and serve all people in Revere.” Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe said it was an exciting day for SWORN | SEE Page 17 $2.99 GALLON We accept: MasterCard * Visa * & Discover Price Subject to Change without notice 100 Gal. Min. 24 Hr. Service 781-286-2602 781-286-8500 Friday, May 19, 2023 Jacqueline Monterosso sworn in as new School Committee member STYLIN’: The RHS Class of 2023 held their Senior Prom at the Danversport Yacht Club last Thursday night. Shown from left to right: Gabriela De La Rosa, Juanita Giraldo Galvis, Sam Ochoa, Leonel Mazariegos and Nate Lemken. See next week’s Advocate for photo highlights.

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