3rd Annual Revere Shines Citywide Cleanup Brings Out Hundreds of Residents, Businesses, and Community Groups

April 30, 2013

This year’s Annual Clean-Up Day, “Revere Shines” which was held this past Saturday was a huge success! More than 500 volunteers across the city helped clean up parks, school playgrounds, islands, and streets. After the clean-up, the volunteers came back to the American Legion Hall for a barbeque and a celebration of all their hard work. All of this would not have been possible without the support of the City Council, local businesses, community groups, and the residents of the City of Revere.

As part of the cleanup, the city partnered with the MBTA in holding a large scale recycling event that took place at the Wonderland Parking Lot located on Ocean Avenue. Hundreds of Revere residents, and people from the surrounding communities, took advantage of this free recycling program. TV’s were accepted at a cost of 35 cents a pound. The Mayor’s Office is currently working with the MBTA to assess the effectiveness of the recycling program and will provide more details as to the possibility of future events as information becomes available.

We would like to thank our business sponsors who helped make this event possible with their generous donations: Global Petroleum, Capital Waste, A.L. Prime Energy, Arrow Sweeping, Action Emergency Services, Northern Tree Service, Cataldo Ambulance, Bianco Meats, Kayem Foods Incorporated, East Boston Savings Bank, People’s United Bank, LaJoya Auto Body, Law Offices of Palmer & Levine, DiPietro Family Dental, Burnett/Moynihan Lumber, Thrifty Car Rental, Massport, Stop & Shop (Suffolk Downs), Walgreens, Casa Lucia Function Facility, BJ’s Wholesale, Margarita’s Restaurant, Showcase Cinemas/Revere and NECCO.

In addition, this event would not have been the success it was without the help and participation of many local businesses and community organizations. We’d like to thank the City Council, School Committee, The Neighborhood Developers, Beachmont Improvement Committee, Revere Beautification Committee, Revere Beach Partnership, Laborers Local 22, Suffolk Downs, Stop & Shop at Suffolk Downs, NECCO, Walgreens on Broadway, Citizens Bank, Kelly’s Roast Beef, The Seacoast School, The Garfield Middle School, The Interact Club, The Immaculate Conception School, Tabernacle Gospel Church, St. Jeans Credit Union, Massachusetts General Hospital, Women Encouraging Empowerment, CAPIC, Comfort Inn, Margarita’s, The Kiwanis Club, Metro Credit Union, People’s United Bank, RHS Softball, Revere Pop Warner, MGH Youth Zone, St. Mary’s Church, and Wayne Alarm who all provided volunteers. In addition, we would not have been nearly as successful had it not been for the hundreds of other Revere residents that also came out during the day to help clean up our community.

“It was really encouraging to see so many residents, local businesses, and community groups out this past Saturday working towards the common goal of keeping our city clean. Each year Revere Shines has continued to grow. When we work together, we achieve a lot. I look forward to working with the people of Revere going forward on new, and innovative community initiatives that can improve the quality of life in our community,” commented Mayor Rizzo.

If you would like to get involved in upcoming community events please contact the Mayor’s Office at 781-286-811 or email revere_mayor@revere.org. Together we can continue to work as a community to make Revere a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

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