Check out Advocate Online: www.advocatenews.net Vol. 31, No.51 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday Annual City Hall Menorah Lighting celebrates light over darkness 781-286-8500 Friday, December 23, 2022 School officials want to keep the H.S. building project on track By Barbara Taormina R evere Schools Superintendent Diane Kelly gave the School Committee the latest update on the high school building project this week. “Everyone knows by now that on Dec.12 the City Council voted to move the approval of the schematic design to the Ways and Means Subcommittee,” Kelly told the committee. The City Council was uneasy with the project’s $499 million price tag. Councillors acknowlPROJECT | SEE Page 21 HAPPY CHANUKAH: Event organizer, Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky is shown lighting the main candle on the Menorah outside city hall on Tuesday. See page 6 for photo highlights. (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) Basketball Patriots trounce Lynn Classical, 43-22 DR. DIANNE KELLY Superintendent Revere Public Schools State plans a makeover for Bennington Street By Barbara Taormina DOT is planning a pilot project that will cut Bennington Street from four lanes to two lanes, one lane travelling in each direction. The space will be used to create a buff ered two-way bike lane; the grass corridor and sidewalk will remain, but parking on Bennington Street will be reduced. “The fi rst and foremost priority is to improve safety and reduce speed,” Trepanier told the City Council. According to traffi c surveys, 75 JOANNE MCKENNA Ward 1 Councillor T he Massachusetts Department of Transportation ALL EYES ON ERICK: Erick Mayorga dribbles the ball up court as Lynn Classical defenders move in. The Pats beat Classical, 43-22 in front of the home fans at the RHS Fieldhouse Tuesday night. RHS sports coverage begins on page 12. (Advocate photo by Emily Harney) (MassDOT) has been crafting a statewide bicycle path network to protect and increase ridership, reduce carbon emissions and traffi c and promote public health. MassDOT reps have been visiting cities and towns with project designs, and this week Revere was on their schedule. MassDOT Engineer and Senior Planner Michael Trepanier presented the agency’s draft design for a Bennington Street targeted Safety Improvements pilot between the Suff olk Downs and Beachmont T stops. Masspercent of drivers speed on Bennington Street where, Trepanier said, it’s comfortable to speed. Trepanier stressed Bennington BICYCLE | SEE Page 3 $3.85 GALLON We accept: MasterCard * Visa * & Discover Price Subject to Change without notice 100 Gal. Min. 24 Hr. Service 781-286-2602

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