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City of Revere to host community forum on May 3 to update work on addressing Opioid abuse

As part of Mayor Brian Arrigo’s commitment to addressing Opioid abuse in the Revere, the City opened the Substance Use Disorder Initiatives (SUDI) Office last year at 437 Revere St. At that office, grant-funded staff were hired to increase capacity to address the Opioid problem in our community.

Since the office opened up, the SUDI office has worked to streamline preexisting programs and pursue new funding opportunities to expand its efforts. While there is still much work to do, initial efforts have made a difference, with early reports showing that both fatal and non-fatal overdoses decreased in Revere in 2016.

To update the public on the ongoing work of the SUD office, discuss future initiatives, and solicit feedback about next steps, the SUD Office, in conjunction with Mayor Arrigo’s office and the Revere Public Schools PTO, will host a community forum on Wednesday, May 3 at 5 PM, in the Learning Commons at Revere High School.

SUD office staff, Mayor Arrigo’s office, and public safety officials will provide updates on ongoing efforts to address the Opioid crisis. Additionally, there will be a Q&A session, with residents invited to offer feedback on what’s working, what isn’t working, and what other steps the City should look in to moving forward.

In addition to city staff and medical professionals, local direct service providers and medical professionals who participate as part of the City’s SUD Leadership team will be in attendance. Attendees will have expertise across the continuum of care – prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery – and will be available to answer questions residents may have about services available for themselves or for their loved ones.

For further information, please contact Julia Newhall at the City of Revere’s SUD Initiatives office at 781-629-4158 or [email protected].


Rotary Club Chinese auction

The Rotary Club of Winthrop, Revere and Chelsea will hold a Chinese Auction on April 28 at 6 p.m. at the Salesians, 150 Byron St., East Boston. There will be a Chinese buffet promptly at 6 p.m. followed by the auction.


Open Gym Time for Revere Middle School Students

Mayor Brian Arrigo and Revere Parks and Recreation invites Revere middle school students to join in an open gym session on Friday, May 19, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the West Revere School Complex Gymnasium, 107 Newhall St. Drop in to play basketball, soccer, or dodgeball. The games played will be dictated by attendance and the choice of the participants present.

Open gym is free for all. However, students can only gain entry by complying with the following:

Students must show a school identification badge. If they do not have a school identification badge they must be accompanied by a parent and have the parent sign them in.

Students must provide an emergency phone number.

Students must have no food or gum in their possession.

Later this month, an open gym session for High School students will be scheduled as well. The date and time will be announced in the near future. These sessions will be used as a pilot program, with hopes of regularly scheduling these events next school year.

“We are always looking for ways to increase programming for our kids,” said Mayor Arrigo. “I look forward to a successful collaboration between Revere Recreation and Revere Public Schools, and continuing these kinds of programs in the future.”

Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department office at 781-286-8190 with any questions.


Staging Locations for Beautify Revere Event April 22

There will be 10 staging locations for Saturday’s Earth Day cleanup from 9:30 a.m. to Noon. At each staging location, volunteers can pick up gloves and trash bags.

Those looking to volunteer on Saturday should check in at one of these staging locations to pick up supplies, team up with other volunteers, and be sent out to an area for cleanup.

Staging locations:

Beachmont – Donnelly Square
Revere League for Special Needs – 200 Winthrop Ave
Revere Municipal Parking Lot – 141 Shirley Ave
Lincoln School – 68 Tuckerman St.
Harry Della Russo Stadium – 75 Park Ave
Revere Beach Boulevard – Markey Bridge
Gibson Park – 1 Hayes St
Oak Island Park – 11 Dashwood St
Rumney Marsh Burial Ground – 44-75 Butler St
SBA/Whelan School – 107 Newhall St.

In addition, the Substance Use Disorder Initiatives Office and the Revere Police Department will be hosting a Medication Take Back at the police station at 400 Revere Beach Parkway. Please drop off any unwanted or excess medication at the station.

The City of Revere offers a special thanks to Global, Home Depot, and Dunkin’ Donuts for their generous support of our Earth Day cleanup.


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