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


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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Revere Awarded $3.6 Million MassWorks Grant For Infrastructure Improvements on Revere Beach Parkway

Governor Charlie Baker announced a $3.6 million MassWorks grant to the City of Revere for infrastructure improvements along Revere Beach Parkway on Wednesday. At the announcement, the Governor was joined by Mayor Brian Arrigo, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, State Senator Joe Boncore, Representative RoseLee Vincent, and members of the Revere City Council. 

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Mayor Arrigo Announces Regional Public Health Collaborative With Chelsea and Winthrop

Mayor Brian Arrigo joined Chelsea City Manager Tom Ambrosino and Winthrop Town Manager James McKenna on Tuesday to sign the new North Suffolk Public Health Collaborative. This agreement will help Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop address local chronic health illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease, mental health problems and substance abuse collaboratively, thanks to a new regional agreement all three communities are joining, in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC).
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Mayor Arrigo enhances Substance Use Disorder Initiatives (SUDI) Office as part of strategy to address addiction; formal launch on October 27

Upon taking office, Mayor Brian Arrigo declared that tackling substance abuse in Revere is one of his administration's top priorities. Through his leadership, the City of Revere formalized and enhanced the SUD Initiatives (SUDI) Office, increasing staff capacity to address drug addiction in our community.

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Mayor Arrigo’s Statement on Resounding Victory for “No” Vote on Slots

“No” wins in a landslide, with 65.29% of the vote.

Thank you Revere!

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Mayor Arrigo's Statement Regarding Next Week's Special Election

The City of Revere would welcome a contribution from the proponents of the slot parlor to pay for the cost of next week’s special election. This developer forced through this unnecessary burden on the taxpayers. Unconditionally reimbursing the city for this expense would be the right thing to do.

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Mayor Arrigo's Statement Regarding City's Legal Action

“Over the last few weeks, Revere voters have been subject to misinformation surrounding the attempt to put an additional local question on the ballot regarding a proposed slot parlor in Revere. The misinformation has run the gamut from suggestions that this proposal can “save Suffolk Downs,” to attempts to blur the lines between the state question already on the ballot and the proposed local special election.

Ultimately, as Mayor, my job is to protect the city’s interests. As a result, I have to consider the facts. Here are the facts in this instance:

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Taking Pride in Revere

I take great pride in being from the City of Revere. For my entire professional career, I’ve worn being a 4th-generation Revere resident as a badge of honor. I’m now raising the 5th generation of my family in Revere, and I couldn’t be more excited to raise my son here in our community.

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Mayor Arrigo, Representative Vincent, Senator Boncore and Other City Leaders Agree: Revere Deserves Better Than Slot Proposal

Revere is a community poised for a renaissance. The City is located along three MBTA stops just minutes from downtown Boston, and boasts the best beach in Greater Boston. Revere has a major opportunity to build a sustainable local economy; strengthen its tight-knit neighborhoods; and provide top-notch, efficient city services. 

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