Calendar of Events
May 1, 2013 to May 31, 2013

Broadway Advisory Group to Meet on May 1st to Discuss Revitalization Efforts along the Cities Central Business District

May 1, 2013
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Mayor Dan Rizzo campaigned on a promise to change the face of Broadway through a well thought out, community guided revitalization process. In order to make certain the business community along Revere’s central business district has a voice in the process, the Mayor has established a Broadway Advisory Group which offers input and advice with respect to this important project. Their next meeting will be held on Wednesday May 1st at 5:30pm in the City Council Chambers. All are welcome to attend the meeting.

The group will be meeting with Mayor Rizzo, and other City Officials, to review the second phase of the revitalization effort. Subjects will include a proposal to remove the old Police Station on Pleasant Street to create more parking, parking alternatives to the municipal parking lot, as well as other conceptual and design issues.

Mayor Rizzo’s proposed development plan will preserve the historic character of the area while making large-scale aesthetic improvements, creating a robust commercial center that is inviting for residents and local business owners. Top priorities include building and sidewalk renovations, street scape and storefront enhancements, landscaping, lighting improvements, and more accessible trash disposal and recycling facilities. These improvements will beautify Revere’s downtown, bolster investor confidence, and promote reinvestment of consumer dollars by making Broadway a “real” choice destination.

If you would like to get involved in the revitalization of Broadway, please contact the City of Revere’s Director of Economic Development, John Festa at or by calling 781-286-8111

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Interfaith Service/Vigil

May 7, 2013
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Interfaith Prayer Service/Vigil 

(Event will take place on the steps outside of Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere from 6:30PM to 7:30PM, Tuesday, May 7th, 2013)


 Interfaith Prayer Service/Vigil

Opening Remarks by Mayor Daniel Rizzo

Remarks by Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo

Remarks by State Senator Anthony Petruccelli

Remarks by Revere Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli

Opening Prayer: Reverend Nick Granitsis, First Congregational Church

Prayer: Reverend David Martinez, Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God 

Prayer: Sophal Pat, Head Monk

Prayer: Sherif Shabaka, Al-Huda Center

Prayer: Father George Butera, St Anthony’s Church

Prayer: Reverend James E. Collins, Eagle Heights Church

(Candle Lighting Begins)

Closing Prayer: Rabbi Joseph Berman, Temple Bnai Israel

(Candles are blown out at the end of prayer)

Closing Remarks by Mayor Daniel Rizzo

In case of a need to move the location due to weather it will be held in the City Council Chambers, Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway. 

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Community Business Meeting

May 8, 2013
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Please join Mayor Daniel Rizzo and Police Chief Joseph Cafarelli for a Community Business Meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.

The meeting will be at Casa Lucia- 61 Lucia Avenue, Revere. Tickets are $20.00 per person.

GUEST SPEAKER: Paul F. Evans, former Boston Police Commissioner and current Head of Security for Suffolk Downs

Discussions will include the partnership between Police and local businesses, as well as the impact of the proposed casino in terms of traffic, safety and security issues.

RSVP by May 1st
(781) 286-8111 (Mayor’s Office)

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Ward 5 Community Crime Watch Meeting

May 21, 2013
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


DATE: Tuesday, May 21st

TIME: 7:00PM-8:00PM

LOCATION: Jack Satter House - Dining Room (420 Revere Beach Blvd.)

With the support of his Neighborhood Advisory Council, the City Council, Police Department, and other community groups, Mayor Rizzo has launched an aggressive outreach campaign to help bolster Crime Watch Groups across the City. 

A Community Crime Watch Meeting will be held on Tuesday May 21st at 7:00 pm at Jack Satter House dining room. This meeting is mainly for residents of Ward 5, but all are welcome. Officials from the Revere Police Department will be teaching best practices for Crime Watch formation, which are; build organizations across the city, with planning committees, coordinators, and block captains; communicate using email, phone trees, meetings, special outreach, and partnering with other community groups; identifying different tasks that people can take on.

For more information email or call 781-286-8111.

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Memorial Day Exercises

May 27, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Mayor Daniel Rizzo is pleased to announce that this year’s Memorial Day Exercises will be held on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. on the lawn of the American Legion Building at 249 Broadway.

Guest Speaker for the ceremony will be Brigadier General (Retired) Thomas J. Sellars.  Brigadier General Thomas J. Sellars was born in Brockton.  He attended Stoughton High School; earned both a BS and Masters Degree in Business Administration at Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA and a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.  He enlisted in the Massachusetts Army National Guard in September 1974, receiving his commission from the Mass Military Academy on Jul 25, 1977.  BG Sellars’ awards include:  The Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Iraq Campaign Medal and many other awards and decorations. Throughout his career he has held an assortment of important command and staff positions.  Brigadier General (Ret.)Sellars currently holds the position of Assistant Adjutant General and Executive Officer of the Military Division, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is married to the former Nancy Mann of Randolph.  They have one son, Sergeant First Class Jason Sellars.

The Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Director of Veterans’ Services, Nicholas Bua.  Mr. Bua is an Air Force veteran serving in France during the Vietnam era.  He has been active in veteran’s affairs since 1980.  Appointed to the V.A. Medical Center Advisory Board, he earned his 500-hour pin.  Mr. Bua has served on many committees performing duties at both the Chelsea Soldiers Home, and the V.A. in Jamaica Plain.

The ceremony will include the laying of wreaths, musical selections, the playing of taps and a recitation of the names of Revere’s war dead from the Revolutionary War through the Gulf War.  In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved inside the American Legion Hall.  Refreshments will be provided by the American Legion Post #61. 

For more information please contact the Mayor’s Office at 781-286-8111 or  


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