SOMERVILLE (CBS) - A special honor is coming for Somerville Olympian Phil Reavis, Sr.
The city's Memorialization Committee voted unanimously Tuesday night to name the athletic field at the new Somerville High School after Reavis.
This will be the first place in Somerville named after a person of color. The city was first established in 1842, 179 years ago.
He returned to Somerville to become a teacher and a mentor.
Phil Reavis Sr. is now 84 years old, lives in China and plays in a jazz band.
His family told WBZ-TV Tuesday he is "over the moon" about the city's honor.
A dedication ceremony is now being planned for next fall.
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