National Night Out in Revere is one of our favorite events of the summer and this year’s celebration at the Whelan School and the Garfield School continued the city’s observance that is always held on the first Tuesday in August.
Mayor Dan Rizzo and The Revere Police, led by Chief Joe Cafarelli, combine resources to make this a special, festive, and informative event for Revere residents. In fact the Mayor personally hosted the event at the Whelan School while City Councillor Ira Novoselsky hosted it at the Garfield School.
The Revere Fire Department also has a key role in the event and the firefighters’ presence and contribution to the success of the event was visible to all who attended.
As stated on the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) Web site, two of the goals of National Night Out – which began in 1984 – are to promote involvement in crime prevention activities and create police-community partnerships.
Neighbors working together and keeping an eye out for each other’s properties while maintaining a strong partnership with the police add another level of deterrence to crime.
We saw last week the incredible effort by the Mayor’s Office, the Revere Police and Revere Fire Departments in the aftermath of the tornado that struck out city without warning. Their combined efforts maintained a safe environment as residents dealt with the devastating effects of the tornado.
National Night Out is an outstanding event in Revere and we thank all those responsible for keeping this tradition alive in our city.