News Briefs

Toy Drive Underway

The Revere Police Toy Drive is underway to help needy families in Revere during the Christmas season.

If you are in need of assistance, or wish to make a donation, contact Lee Nugent at 781-656-1109 or Patricia Ciulla at 781-284-1212.

If you can help, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to Revere Police HQ at 400 Revere Beach Parkway, or the Police Substation at 6 Pleasant St.

Volare To Host Coat Drive December 20

On Tuesday, December 20, Volare Restaurant on Broadway will be hosting a coat drive to help kids and families in need in our community.

The event will take place from 6:30-9:30 pm, and there will be an “ugly Christmas sweater” theme. Donation of a winter coat or a gift card to a department store will serve as your admission ticket to the event.

Ward 4 City Councilor Patrick Keefe, Michael Digangi, and Matt Parlente are organizing the event, with the support of Volare and Mayor Brian Arrigo.

“I encourage all residents to come out on December 20 to support families in need as we head in to the winter season,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “Thanks to Councillor Keefe, community volunteers, and Volare for help making this happen.”

 “It’s great to have community partners like Volare, Mike Digangi and Matt Parlente to help put this together. We all just want to put as many coats on kids’ backs this winter as possible.”

 “No kids should go without coats during the winter,” said Salvo Gaglio of Volare restaurant. “We care deeply about our community and are happy to host this event, which will allow us to give back to those in need.”

Those unable to attend can still donate money via, or donate a coat or winter gear by bringing it to Mayor Arrigo’s office before the December 20.

For more information contact Councilor Keefe at [email protected]

Costa Park Holiday Lights Ceremony: Monday, December 12

On Monday, December 12,  the Holiday lights at Costa Park will be lit for the holidays. The event will be held from 5-7 PM. It is being hosted and sponsored by Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky and Mayor Brian Arrigo. Come greet Santa arriving in a bright red fire engine, and enjoy hot chocolate, snacks and holiday music.  See our neighborhood park lit up for the holiday season. Special thanks go out to the Revere Fire Department, the City of Revere Parks Department, Revere Police Department, Revere Public Works Department and The Neighborhood Developers.

For further information contact Councillor Ira Novoselsky at [email protected]

Winter Wonderland Party for Special Needs Kids Age 2-11

On Sunday, December 18, starting at 11am and going through 1 pm,  the Mottolo Post will host a Winter Wonderland party for special needs kids age 2-11. This will be a great opportunity for kids and parents to celebrate the holidays together. Siblings welcome! $5 per person, $15 for a family of four. The event will feature: sensory station, craft and coloring station, cookie decorating, Santa visit and story time.

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