News Briefs

MAYOR’S YOUTH SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

Today Mayor Rizzo announced that the Youth Summer Employment Program will have a drastic change going into the 2015 summer. Youth will be placed in departments across city government, including Public Works and Parks & Recreation, along with a new partnership involving the Chamber of Commerce.

The goal of the Youth Sumer Employment Program is to serve as a young person’s first job experience and exposure to the world of work. The program serves children and teens ages 14 to 21. The program is funded through the annual municipal budget along with grants from the Massachusetts Port Authority and YouthWorks.

The program will not be expanding in terms of the number youth employed but in the variety of jobs being offered. The program will be drastically changing in 2015 with youth being placed in over 15 departments across city government instead of the usual 2 to 4. . Local businesses will also be taking on youth and paying half of their salary through a new partnership with the City and the Chamber of Commerce.

Applications are available through Friday, May 1 at the Recreation Department located at 150 Beach Street or online at http://www.revere.org/departments/parks-and-recreation. Applications must be returned to the Recreation Department by noon on Friday, May 1.

“The new collaboration between the Chamber of Commerce, business community and the City of Revere on the summer jobs program is really exciting. Youth will now be able to gain meaningful work experience in any one of a number of businesses in Revere during the summer. We are hopeful that this exposure will help children as they move forward with their careers,” explained Revere Chamber of Commerce President Kerri Abrams.

“The youth summer jobs program, for many Revere children that participate, is their first work experience and because of that we have made strides this year to make improvements to the initiative. The partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, along with the expansion of the program to over a dozen city departments, will ensure that children receive a first in class work experience,” stated Mayor Rizzo.

If you would like to learn more about Mayor Rizzo’s Youth Program please call the Recreation Department at 781-286-8190 or email the Director of Revere Recreation, Michael Hinojosa, at revererec@revere.org. Remember to like”City of Revere Official” on Facebook and follow the city on Twitter at”Revere_MA.”

CHAMBER AWARDS MARCH 26

The Revere Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2nd Annual Community Awards Reception on Thursday, March 26, at Spinelli’s Function Facility in Lynnfield from 6-10 p.m.

The awards will honor members of the community that have distinguished themselves.

Among those being honored is Councillor Ira Novoselsky, who will get the 2015 Veteran Service Award for his activism with veterans.

Tickets are $55 each and $550 a table.

RENOVATIONS COMPLETE AT SHOWCASE 

Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere announced this week the completion of its multi-year theatre renovation project, which includes the addition of “Showcase XPlus,” Showcase Cinemas’ newest, reimagined cinematic experience, along with seat upgrades in each of the theatre’s auditoriums.

In each auditorium, moviegoers will now enjoy stadium seating, fully powered reclining plush premium armchairs, and the ability to reserve seats in advance.

In addition to the new seats, the theatre’s exclusive “Showcase XPlus” auditorium provides moviegoers with the highest-quality visual and audio entertainment currently available in theatres. The immersive and lifelike soundscapes obtained through the installment of state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos™ sound systems, provides one of the most powerful movie-viewing experiences. The next-generation audio platform incorporates up to 64 speakers, offering more powerful bass and improved dialogue clarity, giving the audience the sense of being inside the movie.

Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere also features ample parking on all sides of the theatre, along with a new state-of-the-art 14’ x 30’ digital scrolling marquee located on Route 1, which will provide patrons with upcoming Showcase Cinemas’ news, along with content provided from the City of Revere.

Showcase Cinemas’ recently announced that the Revere location has also been chosen as the exclusive New England theatre to host a movie marathon event with Disney and Marvel Studios. The “Ultimate Marvel Marathon” will begin on April 29 and will feature 11 Marvel films leading up to the highly anticipated premiere of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on April 30.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

The City of Revere Community Scholarship Applications are available in the Office of the City Treasurer at Revere City Hall, Revere High School Guidance Office and the Revere Public Library. Completed applications are due on or before May 1st.

REVERE SHINES

Revere Shines is a citywide service day dedicated to the common goal of beautifying our community. Volunteers will meet at the American Legion at 249 Broadway for kickoff, and will return to the location after service for a BBQ lunch and celebration.

This year’s event will take place on April 25 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Come serve with friends, family, and neighbors and make new connections in Revere! Community groups, organizations, and individual volunteers are all welcome! Email Andie at ajanota@socialcapitalinc.org with questions or project ideas.

Revere Woman’s Club

The Revere Woman’s Club hosts Marshalls Fashion Show fundraiser to benefit the

Revere High School Scholarship fund in memory of our past Presidents.  Each year two, $1,000 scholarships are awarded to a student at Revere High School who pursues a degree in Nursing or Education.  The fashion show is on Wednesday, May 13 at the Continental Restaurant, Route 1, Saugus, MA from 12 – 2 p.m.  The cost is $30 per person.  Entre choices are baked stuffed scrod or baked stuffed breast of chicken. For tickets call Diane at 781-724-6759. Models are needed to showcase Marshalls fashions.

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