News Briefs

June 30, 2017
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Fourth of July Fun planned

Mayor Brian Arrigo and the Revere Recreation Department will present Fourth of July Fun at the SBA/Whelan Field, 107 Newhall St., on July 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Enjoy music, pony rides, inflatables and face painting. There will also be BBQ, slush, popcorn and cotton candy. Fun for everyone. Free event.

For more info call 781-286-8190 or visit www.revererec.org

 

Fresh Start Recovery Program

Cambridge Health Alliance is offering a Fresh Start recovery program for people interested in managing addiction.  Fresh Start is an AA-affiliated, 12-step anonymous alcohol and drug recovery peer support group. It’s free and open to everyone at any stage of their recovery. Regular attendance is recommended to enhance recovery, but it’s not required. Fresh Start meets every Thursday evening from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the CHA Revere Care Center located at 454 Broadway in Revere. Contact AA Central Service Committee of Eastern Massachusetts for more information at 617-426-9444.

 

THE PEG McCARTHY VOLUNTEERISM AWARD

Dante Leone was this year’s recipient of the The Peg McCarthy Volunteerism Award. First established in 1998, the award goes to the graduating Immaculate Conception student who best exemplifies a spirit of volunteerism.

Mrs. “Peg” McCarthy was a longtime member of the Immaculate Conception Parish who volunteered in a variety of parish and civic programs in the city of Revere.

For many years she was active in the Catholic Daughters, the Immaculate Guild, Bingo, the Prayer Group, and served as a Eucharistic Minister.  In her later years, she gave her time to the Immaculate Conception School, serving the needs of teachers, students, and staff.  “Peg” McCarthy died on January 1, 1997.  This memorial award has been established by her family to keep her spirit alive at the Immaculate Conception School.  The recipient of this award has been chosen by the teachers and staff of the Immaculate Conception School because of his or her unselfish service, positive attitude, and Catholic values.

 

Police Awarded Grant to Help Reduce Underage Drinking

Mayor Brian Arrigo and Chief of Police Joseph Cafarelli recently announced that the Revere Police Department was awarded a $4,996 grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research – Highway Safety Division (EOPSS-HSD) to help reduce underage drinking in Massachusetts.

A total of $256,000 was awarded to 75 police departments, with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

This grant opportunity allows municipal, college, and university law enforcement agencies to apply for funding to conduct compliance checks on liquor retailers, perform surveillance and party patrols, and place plainclothes officers in retail stores.

The Revere Police Department, in partnership with EOPSS-HSD, recognizes that traffic crashes are preventable and is committed to using this grant to reduce the number of motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries involving young drivers in Revere because any death or injury on our roadways is one too many.

 

311 Photo Contest: Help Pick the Winners!

Over the last two months, Revere residents submitted photos of the city as part of the 311 Photo Contest. The upcoming Revere 311 customer service app and website will feature photos of Revere landmarks – including Revere Beach, historic buildings, and snapshots of city life.

The choices have been narrowed to some of the very best submissions. One can help city officials select the winners by voting for their three favorites at: http://tinyurl.com/311photopoll

There are many outstanding submissions.

Five winners in total will be selected, including at least one Revere Public Schools student; all winners will have their photos displayed on the app and will receive a $50 gift certificate to Kelly’s Roast Beef.

 

LIFEGUARDS NEEDED

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has announced that the agency is continuing its efforts to recruit individuals with a desire to become a lifeguard at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool in the City of Chelsea. DCR lifeguards are professional rescuers who are trained to prevent injuries from occurring, and to respond in the event of an emergency to help save a life. As part of a team, lifeguards must work together calmly and efficiently to manage crisis situations.

“Lifeguards serve an important role in the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s summer recreation program by providing their oversight along the Commonwealth’s many state managed beaches and pools,” said DCR Commissioner Leo Roy. “DCR lifeguards work hard to safeguard agency pools and waterfronts, where each year millions of visitors enjoy aquatic recreational opportunities in a safe, fun environment.”

All DCR lifeguards must be at least 16 years of age, must complete lifeguard training, and must be certified in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Additionally, if hired, lifeguards will earn $13.26 per hour. Also, candidates must be able to complete the following:

  • Timed 500 yard swim;
  • Recover 10lb object in 9-12 feet of water; and,
  • Pass a written test covering lifeguard procedures, first aid, and CPR procedures.

Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to call 617-626-1224 or visit the DCR’s lifeguarding webpage, where test dates and locations, application information, and lifeguard requirements can be found.

 

CAPIC POINT-IN-TIME SURVEY

CAPIC, the local anti-poverty agency has been designated by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) as the official Continuum of Care -Balance of State Homeless Provider for Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop.  Given this official designation, CAPIC is commissioned to assume responsibility to coordinate homelessness prevention activities for Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop, which includes outreach to identify unsheltered homeless individuals and foster relationships with them in an effort to encourage these individuals to accept additional resources, shelter, and housing; CAPIC will screen unsheltered homeless persons for mainstream resources and assist them with the application process; and assist unsheltered homeless persons access emergency shelter.

In this role, CAPIC, in conjunction with DHCD will also coordinate the Annual Point-In-Time Count, and organize volunteer efforts for counting unsheltered persons in Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop. CAPIC is grateful for the opportunity to increase direct services for those in need and improve the quality of life for homeless individuals.

 

CAPIC 50TH ANNIVERSARY

In recognition of CAPIC’s 50th Anniversary of the Corporation, the Agency is asking all former employees to register for recognition at the Annual Meeting, scheduled for September 26, 2017. It is our hope that past employees will register and possibly even attend the celebration.

Please contact Cary Havey at 617 884-6130 (EXT. 142) and let her know when you were employed and what position you held. Please leave contact information and your availability for the event. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

 

MASSPORT NOISE COMPLAINT LINE

Residents who are being disturbed by airplane noise are encouraged to call the MassPort Noise Hotline 24 hours a day. The phone number is (617) 561-3333.

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