The key to a â€œfirst annualâ€ awards event becoming an annual event is making sure the inaugural one is a success and that the awards carry much prestige and significance for the individuals and organizations that are recognized.
Revere Chamber of Commerce president Robert Upton, event coordinator Michael Nicastro of East Boston Neighborhood, and Chamber board members have insured that this new tradition will be back in years to come based on the favorable response weâ€™ve heard from people who attended the Chamber Awards Night June 13 at the Topsider Room at Suffolk Downs.
Mayor Dan Rizzo is no doubt proud that so many individuals and organizations in the city are working so vigorously with his administration in making Revere a better place to live. Whether itâ€™s residents sweeping in front of the homes, shoveling out the snow on their sidewalks in the winter, or keeping an eye out and reporting any problems to our hard-working Police and Fire Departments â€“ the Chamber Awards Night served to recognize some of our most prominent contributors and some of our less heralded individuals for their efforts over the past year and in some cases their lifetime.
The public presentation of the NCUST Excellence in Urban Education Award to Supt. of Schools Dr. Paul Dakin affirmed what we have known for a long time: Dr. Dakin runs an excellent school system and an outstanding faculty and guidance department at the high school prepare our student well for the next step in their academic careers.
We thank the Chamber of Commerce for their initiative and energy in starting this new awards night tradition and we congratulate the following award recipients: Revere Beautification Committee, Carolyn Demers of Revere Pop Warner, Deborah Keegan of For Kids Only, Ed Limoli of Suffolk Downs/Mohegan Sun, Eileen Merullo, North Metro SWAT Team, Kim Hanton of North Suffolk Mental Health, Brian McCarthy of Kellyâ€™s Roast Beef, Ed Deveau of Beachmont Improvement Committee and Revere TV. Rose Napolitano, RHS Interact Club, RHS Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), former state representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Susan Lanza, Dr. Gennaro Cataldo, accepting for his wife, the late Rosemary Cataldo, and Capitol Waste.
We hope you enjoy the Revere Journalâ€™s photos of the event on pages 10-11