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2017 Annual City Census Responses Due

If you have not yet returned your response to the 2017 Annual City Census sent to you in January, please call the Election Department at 781-286-8200 and we will take your information over the phone. State law requires every and all Revere residents, regardless of status, to respond to this notice under Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 51, § 4. City Hall is open from 8:15 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and from 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Friday.

The Board of Election Commissioners, City of Revere



Revere Police launch effort to reduce motor vehicle injuries and fatalities by increasing seat belt use

Mayor Brian Arrigo and Chief of Police Joseph Cafarelli recently announced that the Revere Police Department, in partnership with the Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Massachusetts State Police and up to 200 other Massachusetts local police departments, will take part in the national Click It or Ticket campaign between May 8 and May 29. This high-visibility mobilization will promote seat belt use through increased traffic enforcement in an effort to reduce motor vehicle deaths and injuries.

“More people buckling up means more lives saved,” said Chief Cafarelli. “Our officers will be out enforcing the seat belt and child passenger safety laws so that fewer people are needlessly injured or killed in crashes in Revere.”

Massachusetts seat belt usage is significantly lower than the national average – 78 percent compared to 90 percent, according to the state’s annual seat belt observation study. Sixty-four percent of the 172 people killed in motor vehicle crashes on Massachusetts roads in 2015 were known to be unrestrained, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Seatbelts saved an estimated 72 lives in Massachusetts in 2015, according to NHTSA, and an additional 41 deaths could have been prevented if seatbelt usage was at 100%.

“The simple act of buckling up will give you a fighting chance in the event of a crash – increasing your chances of surviving by at least 50 percent,” said Jeff Larason, Director of the Highway Safety Division. “We’re asking all drivers to protect themselves by wearing a seatbelt on every trip – short or long, day and night – and to keep their eyes on the road.”


Beacon Hill Roll Call

THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on the only roll call from the week of May 1-5. There were no roll calls in the House.


Senate 36-0, gave final approval to and Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill authorizing $200 million in one-time funding for the maintenance and repair of local roads and bridges in cities and towns across the state. The package is a bond bill under which the funding would be borrowed by the state through the sale of bonds. The measure also authorizes $70 million for the completion of the ATLAS, the Registry of Motor Vehicles’ technology system that will replace an archaic system that is 30 years old and difficult to maintain and use.

Supporters said the $200 million would help cities and towns keep their roads and bridges safe. They noted that the money will be delivered early in the construction season and allow many vital municipal road projects to move forward. They said that ATLAS will replace an antiquated, inefficient system and provide better and more efficient services to Registry customers.

“Local transportation funding for cities and towns across Massachusetts has been a priority for our administration since the first day we took office,” said Gov. Baker upon signing the funding. “State support to repair local roads and improve safety is critical for the people, businesses and first responders of Massachusetts.”

(A “Yes” vote is for the bill.)

Sen. Joseph Boncore                             Yes

HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been filed. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session.

During the week of May 1-5, the House met for a total of 30 minutes and the Senate met for a total of 50 minutes.


Mon. May 1

House10:03 a.m. to11:10 a.m.

Senate 11:05 a.m. to11:10 a.m.

Tues.May 2

No House session

No Senate session

Wed. May 3

No House session

Senate1:18 p.m. to 1:56 p.m.

Thurs. May 4

House11:05 a.m. to11:18 a.m.

Senate 11:21 a.m. to11:28 a.m.

Fri. May 5

No House session

No Senate session

Bob Katzen
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Beach City BUZZ


Howdy, friends, and welcome to the Beach City BUZZ. Let’s start by wishing all of our Beach City MOMS a stress-free and relaxing Mother’s Day. As for me, I’m not asking for any gifts from my kids, but as payback to wiping their snotty noses and messy butts, keeping them on the straight and narrow, feeding, clothing, sending them to college, kissing boo boos, staying up countless nights with fevers, belly aches, chasing away the Boogie Man and loving them unconditionally (which was not always easy), all I ask in return is for them to call me periodically to make sure I haven’t fallen and can’t get up, and to keep my electronics functioning properly. Is that too much to ask? Happy Mother’s Day to me … and all our mothers, young or old, here or gone – the ones who loved us, and never did sell us to the circus. And to my own children, rest assured that as your mother, I will continue to do my best to embarrass you in every way possible, no matter how old you are, for the rest of my life, because, well … I can … We’ve got some total ran-dumbness for you today. Here goes: It was all over the news this week – a recent study has found that swearing while exercising can be beneficial to your health, and increase your stamina while working out, which MAY even aid in helping you reach your weight loss goals. The Mr. and I were watching this report on the TV news. To which HE commented, “That’s total bull$%@&!! If there was any truth to that, I’d weigh 80 pounds by now!” Gotta love that guy; I believe it was during the same news report that I came up with an amazing idea. I’d just heard that we are about to be invaded by a brand spanking new species of ticks this season, and they could be infecting us with a strain of virus for which there is no known cure.  So here’s my thought – why not pay everyone to capture as many ticks as possible? (Find them on your dog? Put them in a tick-friendly box!) Then we’d send them to some newly formed government agency (Bureau of Lethal Ticks, or BLT for short); the government would pay us $1 per tick; from there, they’d ship the ticks over to the areas plagued by those wishing to harm our country and its citizens, turn the ticks loose, and we’d get rid of two problems at once. It would (a) be good for our economy, as it would be putting money in our pockets, (b) the new BLT Agency would be creating more jobs, (c) it would get rid of the tick problem, (d) it would get rid of our enemy problem and (e) it would be beneficial to our environment! See? This is how my mind works. Sad, isn’t it? I heard some radio discussion about what moms REALLY want for Mother’s Day this year. I’ve only got two items on my list: Peace and quiet … Here’s the BUZZ … and don’t forget to call your mother … From the US Postal Service: Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive – the largest one-day food drive in the nation. On Saturday, May 13, leave a can (or better yet, lots of cans!) of nonperishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers the mail. The carrier will do the rest. The food is then delivered to area food banks … The folks at the Revere Chamber of Commerce have announced that their Annual Golf Tournament takes place on Friday, May 19 at the Mount Hood Golf Course in Melrose. The fun includes free giveaways, goodie bags, trophies and raffles, a barbecue luncheon, and more. RSVP by May 15 at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Marguerite at 781-289-8009 … Ran-dumb thoughts: The first step in solving a math equation is admitting you have a problem; for those who forgot to pay attention in their elementary English class – if you can’t remember whether to use ‘they’re, their or there,’ just use theirye’re; don’t you hate it when you think you’re losing weight, but then remember that you haven’t washed your jeans in a week? Hitting the gym to reduce stress is not nearly as effective as hitting the people who caused the stress in the first place … CAPIC/Head Start has announced that they are accepting applications for children ages three to five for their half-day program, for families who meet federal poverty guidelines. For more info or to make an appointment, please call 617-889-5690, ext. 120 … That’s it for the BUZZ, BUZZers. Do whatever makes your heart sing, and remember: If a woman speaks and no one hears, her name is probably MOM (which upside down, spells WOW). Now go call your mother … Oh, sorry. Am I repeating myself? …This week’s SMILEMAKERS:  Dave Dacey, Omolade Adeniyi, David Grujic, Gabrielle Gesek, Steve Cappozzi, Luana Santos, Tia Fichera, Gina Raffa, Chris Hill, Jean Harris, Zachary Gentile, Cheryl Bulla, Peter Carr, Barbara LaRue, Sergio Garzon, John Barry, Jennifer Correa, Stacey Livote and Lauren Ellis … Here’s the CHUCKLE: A cellphone rings in the men’s locker room. A man answers it and puts it on speakerphone. Man: “Hello!” Woman: “Hi honey, it’s me. Are you at the club?” Man: “Yes.” Woman: “I’m at the mall and I just saw this beautiful leather coat and it’s only $2,000. Can I have it?” Man: “Sure!” Woman: “Oh, and I just stopped by at the Lexus dealership and saw one I really liked, can I have it?” Man: “How much is it?” Woman: “$90,000.” Man: “Well, if it’s that much, I want it with all the features.” Woman: “Of course! One more thing. I just finished talking to Sarah, and the house I wanted is back on the market, they’re asking $980,000 for it.” Man: “Ok, make an offer for $900.000. If they don’t take it, offer them the extra $80,000 if that’s what you really want.” Woman: “Thank you so much, honey! I love you!  Bye!” Man: “Love you too, Babe. Bye.” The man hung up, and saw that everyone in the locker room was staring at him in astonishment. The man then smiled, calmly looked around, and asked, “Ok, whose phone is this?” … Got comments? Jokes? News? Suggestions? Want to congratulate someone on their anniversary, birthday, baby or divorce? Is your group running a fundraiser, meeting or event? It’s National Nurses Week! Urine for a treat, and we promise to stop needling you, but if you’ve got an im-pulse to send us some jokes or news, just give it a shot and email your BUZZbits to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and read it in The Revere Advocate!


Revere Beach Partnership announces Revere Beach Kite Festival

Revere Beach Partnership – the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates some of Revere’s best-loved events, including the Sand Sculpting Festival and Pumpkin Festival – invites you to attend the Revere Beach Kite Festival on Sunday, May 21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Revere Beach, across from Kelly’s Roast Beef.

The first 300 kids (under the age of 12) will receive a complimentary kite. Kids will be able to decorate their own kite and then watch it fly! The Revere Beach Kite Festival is a fun, free, family-friendly event. Bring your own kites to fly or come out and enjoy our music, local vendors and more on America’s First Public Beach!

If you would like to join us as a vendor at the event, please reach out to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 781-902-9742.

The Revere Beach Partnership’s mission is to continue the heritage of Revere Beach as a nearby retreat for New England families; to preserve the beach’s unique historic and natural assets; to strengthen the beach as an asset to our community by the development of programs and partnerships within the community that further this goal and the overall well-being of our community; and to plan and oversee the continued improvement of Revere Beach. The Partnership consists of an executive director, a volunteer Board of Directors, and other volunteers that share a love for Revere Beach.

To request information on our events or how to get involved with the Revere Beach Partnership, please contact us at (781) 902-9742 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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