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The City of Revere hosts a Union Trade Fair at Revere High School

On May 23, Mayor Patrick M. Keefe Jr. and the City of Revere Department of Workforce Development and Youth Engagement teamed up with Revere Public Schools, colleges, and career and external learning opportunities to bring a Union Trade Fair to Revere High School.

The trade fair allowed students the opportunity to meet and learn about different union trade organizations throughout the Commonwealth, as well as the United States Armed Services. Representatives from all the major Union Trades were present to answer questions and provide information about their own apprenticeship programs.

Some of the groups attending included:

1. Laborers’, Local 22

2. North Atlantic State Regional Council of Carpenters

3. Painters and Allied Trades DC 35

4. Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 17

5. Building Pathways

6. Plumbers and Gasfitters US, Local 12

7. Operating Engineers, Local 4

8. Teamsters, Local 25

9.United States Marines

10. Franklin Cummings Tech

11. NorthShore Community College

This fair marks an important expansion of trade-centric programming in Revere Public Schools. Mayor Keefe expressed his support, stating, “We have heard families and students asking for more opportunities to learn about the trades and unions, and we answered. This is a great opportunity for our students. We want to celebrate our students that are taking interest in skilled labor, trade work, and the Armed Forces.”

“We encourage any student interested in pursuing a career in a Union Trade after high school to come and learn about their apprenticeship program,” added Gerry Visconti, Director of Workforce Development and Youth Engagement.

Revere Beach Pride Celebration set for June 23

The City of Revere is excited to announce the upcoming Revere Beach Pride Celebration, which will take place on Sunday, June 23 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Waterfront Square, located at 400-500 Ocean Avenue. This upbeat celebration of diversity and inclusion is an opportunity for our community to come together in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.

The Celebration by Revere Beach will feature a variety of activities, including vendors, Kids’ table, Music,  Dancing, and a pride photo backdrop to capture the moment. 

Also, stop by and check out those sponsoring our event  (Fine Line, Dryft, Springhill Suites, and Mission on the Beach).

HINOJOSA UmpireS AT NCAA Division II Baseball Championship

Mike Hinojosa, Director of Revere Parks & Recreation, is taking his umpire skills to the big leagues: the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship, which will take place from June 1-8 in Cary, North Carolina.

The Division II World Series boasts some of the finest teams and umpires in college baseball. Hinojosa, who grew up playing baseball, has been an umpire for 15 years. He initially tested to become a college umpire eight years ago. After passing an intense exam, Hinojosa umped for two trial years before becoming a full-fledged member.

To become a college playoff umpire, one must receive positive feedback from college coaches and fellow umpires. These reviews lead to a selection from the National Umpire Assigner. In previous years, Hinojosa has umped in multiple college playoff rounds, including the regionals and superregionals. This year, he was selected as one of the best in the nation, and will now participate in all playoff rounds of the Division II competition.

Hinojosa most recently won the Robert ‘Curley’ Clement Umpire of the Year Award in 2023. “We are very proud of Mike, and we are excited to see how these College World Series games go,” commented Mayor Keefe. “Mike is a team player and has dedicated many years of service to Revere athletics and recreation. We’re all happy to see him find success as an umpire, too.”

Annual Our Lady of Lourdes Outdoor Mass to be Held Sunday, June 30

The annual outdoor mass in Revere’s Beachmont section at Our lady of Lourdes Grotto Park (directly across from the Lady of Lourdes Church on Endicott Ave) will be held rain or shine on Sunday, June 30th at 9am. This year recognizes the 20th Anniversary of the closing of the parish. Father Leonardo from the Immaculate Conception Church will celebrate the mass, along with former pastors of the church, Father Vincent Gianni 1996-2000, Pastor Thomas Keyes 2000-closing, Father Ron Toselli 2005-2011. Years following 2011 the park was rededicated to Immaculate Conception Parish and kept the park in Revere, and since the annual mass has been celebrated through the ICC Parish.

Limited seating will be provided, but it is recommended if possible, bring your own chair. Immediately following the services a collation will be at the park, all are invited.

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