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Mayor Brian Arrigo has announced a series of community forums to be held in each ward, intended to give residents a chance to ask questions and discuss city services and quality of life issues in their area. The forums will be held throughout the year.

“I believe that it is crucial for me to establish and maintain a solid two-way line of communication with our residents,” said Mayor Arrigo. “Not everybody has the ability to come up to my office at City Hall, so I decided to bring City Hall to each ward. Listening to people’s suggestions, questions and concerns will help my administration develop sound policies addressing issues in a more holistic and systemic fashion.”

“I am looking forward to other elected officials joining me for these forums,” added the Mayor, who has extended the invite to other public officials to attend. “This is a team effort. In order for Revere to achieve its full potential, city councillors, school committee members, and our state and federal delegations will have to work together. Hopefully these forums provide an opportunity for all officials to learn from the residents and have productive conversations about the future of our city.”

The full list of dates and locations is as follows:

Ward 1: Beachmont School Auditorium – Tuesday, May 3, 6 PM-8PM

Ward 2: Garfield School Cafeteria – Wednesday, May 18, 6 PM-8PM

Ward 3: Lincoln School Cafeteria – Wednesday, June 1, 6 PM-8 PM

Ward 4: American Legion Building – Tuesday, July 26, 6 PM-8 PM

Ward 5: Point of Pines Yacht Club – Wednesday, August 24, 6 PM-8 PM

Ward 6: Whelan School Auditorium – Tuesday, October 4, 6 PM-8 PM

For more information, contact Joseph Gravellese in the Mayor’s office at 781-286-8111 or [email protected]


The Revere Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center at 25 Winthrop Ave., Revere extends a personal invitation to attend our Open House on Tuesday, May 17 from 1:30-4:30 p.m., meet our seniors, staff, Council on Elder Affairs, and see for yourself the safe, positive, fun, welcoming environment we provide our most prestigious and treasured citizens. Please let your senior family members, friends, and neighbors know about this exciting event so they can learn about Revere’s special place for seniors that is filled with fantastic programs, services, activities, meals, and low-cost shuttle van transportation.

The open house will feature musical entertainment by DJ Steve “The Dude” Capano; there will be food (light fare), beverages, assorted drawings to be selected at the May 26th Special Monthly Luncheon (No need to be present to win). Come by and say hello to old friends. Meet new friends. Meet the staff and Council on Elder Affairs of the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center. Learn about the Programs, Services, Activities, Meals program, and Shuttle van transportation. For more information contact: Revere Office of Elder Affairs/ Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center

25 Winthrop Ave.

Revere, MA 02151

Tel:  (781) 286-8156

 Visit the Office of Elder Affairs department page (control & click to follow the link):

 The Revere Office of Elder Affairs and Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center continues to reshape, re-invigorate, and re-evaluate our offering of excellent programs, services and activities for seniors to the best of our ability. We have strived to become a welcoming and inviting Senior Center, embedded and passionately involved in the Revere community and in the lives of senior we serve each day. Over the last two years we have really changed the culture and perception of the Revere Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center. The senior population is the largest, single, and fastest-growing segment of Revere. As of the last census the recorded number of seniors (over 60 years old) in Revere is just over 10,000. We serve approximately 20 percent of them and our participants are growing each day.

 Check out this awesome “Senior Center Walk-Through” video to learn about what’s happening at the Revere Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center! It’s an hour long but worth every minute. It defines us.


The Saugus River Watershed Council is now accepting applications for its 2016 Environmental Leadership Scholarship.  One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior graduating during the spring of 2016 and attending college next fall. This year’s recipient will be selected based upon commitment to environmental protection, academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, and statement of personal commitment to protecting the environment.  Financial need may be considered on a secondary basis among finalists.

To be eligible applicants must live in one of the following 11 communities that are part of the Saugus River watershed:  Saugus, Lynn, Lynnfield, Wakefield, Reading, Revere, Everett, Malden, Melrose, Peabody, and Stoneham.  Funds may be used for college tuition, books or fees. Applications must be postmarked or emailed by Friday, May 20, 2016, to SRWC, Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 1092, Saugus, MA  01906, or [email protected]  The scholarship application form is available at
The Saugus River Watershed Council is a non-profit organization founded in 1991

 to protect and restore the national resources of the Saugus River watershed.

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