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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Mayor Arrigo's Update, 2/17/2017: Improving Online Services


Using Technology To Improve Your Quality of Life

Revere deserves a city government that implements 21st-century tools to make city government more effective, transparent, and responsive. Residents deserve a government that listens and responds quickly to you. And residents deserve a government that prioritizes its delivery of services based on need -- no matter who you are or what neighborhood you live in.

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Special Olympics Young Athlete Program Returning To Revere Next Month

This past fall, the Special Olympics returned to Revere after a long absence with a successful “Young Athletes” program for children age 2-7 with intellectual disabilities.

Building on this success, the Special Olympics will host another free, six-session program starting on March 11, 2017. Sessions will be one hour long, on Saturdays from 11 AM-12 PM.

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TEXT: Mayor Brian Arrigo's 2017 State of the City Address

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Good evening everyone. Let me just start by saying that while we may not always agree on everything, I am confident that we can all come together on this: Tom Brady is the greatest of all time.

Council President Haas, Council Vice President Keefe, Speaker DeLeo, Senator Boncore, members of the city council and school committee, and fellow Revere Residents:

Revere is a city built on pride.

Pride in hard work. Pride in family. Pride in home.

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First 2017 Meeting of Revere Commission on Disabilities To Be Held January 10 at 6 PM

After a long absence, the Revere Commission on Disabilities has been revived for 2017. This panel works to identify and address issues relating to persons with disabilities in the City of Revere, including offering policy suggestions to the Mayor and to the City Council. 

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