Vote “yes” on a senior citizen residential tax exemption

The City Council unanimously voted in support of my proposal to adopt a 10% residential tax exemption for homes owned and occupied by qualifying senior citizens (65+).  The question now goes before the voters in November for ratification.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions to help you learn more about this ballot question. I encourage all residents to vote yes this November, so we can provide some relief to our most vulnerable residents.

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Mayor Arrigo Speaks at the State House to Advocate For Anti-Gang Programming

Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo spoke at "Community Safety Day on the Hill" on Thursday at the State House, speaking on behalf of the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition to advocate for funding for anti-gang programming. 

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COLUMN: Investing in Revere’s Future

Good governance requires looking beyond the present day and planning for the long-term future of our city. At this week’s City Council meeting, the council approved requests I submitted that represent a significant investment in Revere’s future.

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Mayor Arrigo proposes City of Revere reduce default speed limit to improve public safety

Last year, Governor Charlie Baker approved legislation that allows cities and towns to reduce the default speed limit on non-posted roads to 25 MPH, instead of the current 30 MPH.

Joining a movement involving other neighboring communities, including Boston, Chelsea and Cambridge, Mayor Brian Arrigo submitted a request to the Revere City Council to adopt the lower limit. The motion will be discussed at Monday night’s Council meeting.

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Focusing on the Fundamentals: Data-Driven Infrastructure Repair

Focusing on the Fundamentals
By Mayor Brian Arrigo
March 22, 2017

No matter how many big-picture, long term plans we have for the future of our city, nothing is more important than the day-to-day fundamentals. Basic city services like street and sidewalk repair have a huge impact on our quality of life.

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Building Revere’s 21st Century Economy

Building Revere's 21st Century Economy
by Mayor Brian Arrigo
March 8, 2017 

For seven years, Wonderland has laid dormant - a decaying relic of a bygone era.

While the rest of the region is undergoing unprecedented economic growth, Wonderland continues to crumble, despite sitting steps from the beach and the Blue Line, minutes from downtown Boston.

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Mayor Arrigo Participates in 2017 Read Across America Day

As part of 2017 “Read Across America Day” on Thursday, March 2, Mayor Brian Arrigo read to students at the  Beachmont School, Garfield School, Paul Revere School, Hill School, Whelan School and Lincoln School.

Read Across America Day, sponsored by the National Education Association, is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2 – Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books.


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A Professional, Accountable City Hall

On Monday, February 27, the UMass-Boston Collins Center for Public Management presented to the City Council a Human Resources report and analysis. The report outlines the city’s most glaring HR deficiencies -- most notable being that Revere is by far the largest city in the Commonwealth without an HR Director. It identifies years of nonexistent or inconsistent hiring practices, a lack of adequate personnel policies, and insufficient training and support for employees. 

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Beautify Revere to kick off for 2017 with citywide Earth Day cleanup on April 22

After a successful series of cleanup events in 2016, Beautify Revere returns to kick off 2017 with a citywide, Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 22, from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM. 

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Continuing to Tackle the Opioid Crisis

Ending the stigma around addiction needs to be more than just a slogan: it requires a serious commitment from leaders at all levels of government. That’s why I have made this work central to my first year in office.

Last year, my administration launched a Substance Use Disorder Initiatives office for the City of Revere, increasing our capacity to provide help and support to individuals and families struggling with drug use. We are one of the only cities in the Commonwealth with an office dedicated to this work.

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