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MassHousing and Mayor announce $1,500 closing cost credit to help working families achieve the benefit of homeownership

MassHousing initiative for low- and moderate-income homebuyers is offered from July-September

MassHousing and Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo have announced a limited-time, $1,500 closing cost credit for low- and moderate-income homebuyers that will run through September, designed to make homeownership more attainable and sustainable for working families.

MassHousing recently launched the initiative to make the $1,500 closing cost credit available to qualified buyers with incomes at or below 80% of the Area Median Income, which is $82,270 in Eastern Massachusetts. More information on how to apply can be found at www.masshousing.com or by calling 617-854-1000.

“Through this powerful new pilot incentive program, we are making homeownership more achievable for buyers who may be struggling in the current housing market,” said MassHousing Executive Director Tim Sullivan. “We are advancing MassHousing’s longstanding commitment to providing affordable, conventional mortgage finance to Massachusetts residents.”

“Revere is proud to support this program, which helps connect working families to the dream of homeownership,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo.

Many homebuyers are having a difficult time navigating the current Massachusetts housing market, where demand has exceeded supply. MassHousing has designed this new closing cost credit to be as simple and user-friendly as possible for the Agency’s 170 approved lenders, realtors and homebuyers.

For borrowers of modest means, the $1,500 closing cost credit delivers added affordability to their home purchase. Borrowers will receive the credit at closing, with no strings attached, no hidden fees and no payback requirements. For more information about the $1,500 closing cost credit please visit www.masshousing.com or contact a MassHousing-approved lender.

 

Purple Heart Day Brunch of Honor on Aug. 7 at Beachmont VFW

On Monday, August 7, the Beachmont VFW Post 6712 shall host a brunch honoring invited Purple Heart recipients; the brunch is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We ask local Purple Heart recipients or a family member to contact the VFW at 781-284-9724 if they would like to attend. Tickets for guests are $7 – available at the bar – and free to Purple Heart recipients. We honor our Purple Heart veterans on this day in recognition of their sacrifice and heroism during battle. The brunch includes an egg-potato-pepper-sausage blend along with toast, juice, coffee, fruit cocktail, bagels and morning sweets.

Donations supporting our annual Purple Heart Brunch of Honor can be addressed to the Beachmont VFW Aux. 6712 at 150 Bennington St., Revere MA 02151. We thank our community for their generosity. The VFW motto is “nobody does more for our veterans.” GOD BLESS AMERICA.

   

Teens, law enforcement join for Basketball Tournament

Mayors Coalition hosts event to combat youth crime, prevent gang violence in Metro Boston

SOMERVILLE – Law enforcement officials, youth services workers and local teens will join together for the Annual Shannon Grant Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 5, in a show of solidarity among youths and those who fight for their safety. Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Quincy, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop will send teams to a five-on-five tournament hosted by the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition (MMC) as a way to celebrate a safe summer in 2017, and kick off the coming school year. MMC, which is facilitated by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), is a collaborative group that brings together 13 mayors and city and town managers from the Greater Boston area to find common solutions to shared problems.

From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the tournament takes place at Trum Field in Somerville (541 Broadway). There will be an eight-team, five-on-five tournament, a three-point contest, a DJ, pizza and t-shirts. Referees and entertainers will volunteer their time, and local businesses have donated supplies, such as food and basketballs, for the event. The rain location is Somerville High School (81 Highland Ave).

The tournament is funded in part by the Charles E. Shannon, Jr. Community Safety Initiative, a state grant program supported by the Legislature and the Governor that promotes a regional approach to addressing youth and gang violence throughout Massachusetts. Shannon funds provide resources to support prevention and enforcement in the battle against youth- and gang-related crime.

The Metro Mayors Shannon Grant Community Safety Initiative includes community partners such as Teen Empowerment in Somerville and Roca in Chelsea. These groups use the funding to support programs offering at-risk and court-involved youth the opportunity to turn their lives in a new direction. Mayors and city/town managers from each municipality in the tournament are often in attendance to cheer on their teams.

The public is invited to come and cheer on their local team. For more information, contact Diego Huezo at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 617-933-0711.

   

New restaurant cuts the ribbon on Broadway

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Mayor Brian Arrigo, along with City Councillors Charlie Patch and John Powers, and Revere Chamber of Commerce President Michael Nicastro, welcomed restaurant at Juan’s Taqueria’s owners, Juan Jaramillo and Alfonse Giraldo, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 570A Broadway on Wednesday. Shown in the front row, from left to right, are Alfonso Giraldo, Mayor Arrigo with son Joseph, Sandra Jaramillo, Juan Jaramillo, Daveen Arrigo and son John and Sienna Silvestri. (Advocate photo)


   

Vet’s Food Bank Stocked

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On Wednesday, August 2, the City of Revere Veterans Services Department and Mayor Brian Arrigo hosted the monthly Veterans Food Bank. Thanks to generous contributions by both Boston 25 News and members of the Revere community, this month’s food bank was well-stocked! The food bank is a free program for all veterans as a thank you for your service. Shown with Mayor Brian Arrigo are, Donna Dreeszen, Joyce Blumenthal, and Mary Vitiello.

(Photo courtesy of Mayor’s Office)

   

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