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Three Things To Do in Revere This Week: March 20-26

 

 Wednesday, March 22 — 6 PM-8:30 PM


Mayor Arrigo’s Young Professionals Night
Nino’s Ristorante – 7B Everett St. (Bell Circle)

Join Mayor Arrigo for the March 2017 edition of Young Professionals’ networking night – a chance for the young (and young at heart) to discuss the future of our city and meet neighbors in a fun, casual setting.

This month, we’ll be at Nino’s Ristorante – one of Revere’s newest Italian restaurants, located in Bell Circle. This is a FREE event. Appetizers will be provided. Dinner and drinks will be available for purchase.

All are welcome. If you are able to, RSVP to Joe Gravellese, [email protected], 781-286-8111. However, feel free to drop in at any point during the event!

 

 

Thursday, March 23

— 3 PM-5:30 PM


Revere Recreation’s After School Video Game Club
Revere Recreation – 150 Beach St.

Come down to Revere Parks & Recreation after school and play some of your favorite XBox One games. Personal devices and playing cards are also welcome!

This is a free program for all Revere students in grades 5-8.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 — 1 PM-3 PM
Revere Veterans Roundtable Discussion 
American Legion – 249 Broadway

Please join the Revere Department of Veterans’ Services next Saturday, March 25 at 1 PM at the American Legion for a Veterans’ Roundtable Discussion.

You will have the opportunity to address issues of concern as a Veteran of the United States Military, gain knowledge about benefits, and share your vision for our veterans of Revere.

*Vietnam Veterans will be recognized at this special event*

Light lunch will be served.

 

8 WEEK COURSE ON STRESS REDUCTION OFFERED

The Center for Mindfulness & Compassion (CMC) at Cambridge Health Alliance will offer both an eight week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Course this Spring. CMC offers both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) courses through the various seasons. All are welcome to enroll in these courses.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, first introduced by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at UMass Medical Center, has been completed by over 23,000 people worldwide. The courses provide access to learning or deepening the practice of mindfulness: cultivating awareness, reducing stress and reactivity and fostering presence in daily life for overall greater well-being. Research across a variety of populations has shown that the eight-week MBSR course decreases symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, pain, and increases quality of life.

Mindful Self-Compassion is particularly supportive for emotional healing – using mindfulness (being present when we are struggling with feelings of inadequacy, despair, confusion, and other forms of stress) and self-compassion (responding with kindness and understanding). MSC is an empirically-supported eight week program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion and mindfulness. The program helps to explore how we typically respond when difficulties arise in our lives and to learn tools for support. MSC is co-developed by Dr. Christopher Germer, a senior adviser of the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, and Dr. Kristin Neff.

The course takes place at the CHA Central Street Care Center in Somerville. For more information and to register, visit chacmc.org/courses or call (617) 591-6132.

 

Veterans Roundtable discussion

The Revere Department of Veterans’ Services will be meeting on next Saturday, March 25 at 1 PM at the American Legion, 249 Broadway, for a Veterans’ Roundtable Discussion.

You will have the opportunity to address issues of concern as a Veteran of the United States Military, gain knowledge about benefits, and share your vision for our veterans of Revere. Vietnam Veterans will be recognized at this special event. Light lunch will be served.

Senior Discount Program For Water & Sewer Bills

Mayor Brian Arrigo has announced that the Senior Discount program is now available for senior citizens to apply for a discount of up to 20 percent to their water and sewer bills.

Seniors may download the discount form from revere.org (link here) or come to the Water & Sewer Department office at Revere City Hall to apply.

In addition, Mayor Arrigo will host an open house for seniors to speak with a staff member and fill out the form in-person on Thursday, April 20, from 4-6 PM. The event will be held in the City Council Chamber, and light refreshments will be served. Seniors will have the opportunity to speak with a member of either the Water and Sewer billing department or a member of the Mayor’s staff. Light refreshments will be served.

Homeowners and/or their spouses who are 65 as of this calendar year may apply for a discount. Applicants must own and occupy their home, and it must be a one, two or three family.

If the homeowner used over 70,000 gallons of water in calendar year 2016, a 10 percent discount will be applied on 2017 bills. A 20 percent discount will be applied on bills where under 70,000 gallons were used in 2016.  Water usage from 2017 will determine the level of discount should the resident qualify for the program in 2018.

In order to qualify, the water bill and tax bill must be in the name of the resident who is applying. Applicants must provide a Massachusetts state drivers license or photo ID proving date of birth, and they must complete and return the form by June 30 every year the program is in effect.

Please contact the water and sewer billing department at 781-286-8145 with any questions.

 

Reminder: Beautify Revere Earth Day cleanup is Saturday, April 22

This year’s Beautify Revere Earth Day cleanup is just over one month away – the big day is Saturday, April 22. Those interested in signing up should visit http://www.revere.org/beautify-revere and fill out the signup form, or contact Elle Baker at 781-286-8188, or [email protected]

Neighborhood groups around the City will host multiple staging locations for the event, which will have cleaning supplies, first aid, t-shirts, and light refreshments for volunteers. At each location’s check-in table, residents will be assigned to a clean up a street or a park.

Volunteers are needed both for cleanup on the day, and to help with outreach by delivering flyers in the neighborhoods advertising the event in advance.

A full list of staging locations will be published in local newspapers and at www.revere.org/beautify-revere two weeks prior to the event date. That website will also update volunteers on any weather-related changes leading up to the event.

LOCAL STUDENTS ON DEAN’S LIST

Anna DiCenso, Class of 2017, of Revere

Sean Leonard, Class of 2017, of Revere

Amanda Savarese, Class of 2018, of Revere have been named to the Fall Dean’s List at Stonehill College.

To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered.

Stonehill is a Catholic college located near Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, the College engages over 2,500 students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. The Stonehill community helps students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character to meet their professional goals and to live lives of purpose and integrity.

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