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Health Officials Install Narlox Boxes to Combat Overdoses

Public Health and Substance Use Disorder and Homelessness Initiatives (SUDHI) officials presented the plan to install Narlox boxes around the city to ensure the lifesaving medication is available to anyone who needs it. The boxes or cabinets will contain doses of Narcan which reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. The project is funded through the opioid settlements expected to bring about $1 billion to Massachusetts over the next 17 years. Councillors had questions about security and potential harm to children but the SUDHI staff will monitor and maintain the boxes and Narcan, a nasal spray with no street value, has no effect unless an individual is overdosing.


City Council approves Childcare Regulations Ordinance

The City Council approved the ordinance regulating childcare businesses in Revere with amendments that align local regulations with the Department of Early Education.  The positive vote brought a round of cheers and applause from member of the audience in the council chamber who have watched the ordinance work its way through committees and board meetings for the past several months.


City Councillors File Motions; Approve Permits

Ward 5 Councillor Angela Guarino-Sawaya filed a motion that the mayor request the Traffic Commission to install speed calming measures on Pamona Street.

Councillors Juan Pablo Jaramillo and Paul Argenzio proposed the council order a public hearing for the purposes of increasing safety by expanding recreational opportunities for young people. The motion was referred to the council’s Parks and Recreation Subcommittee.

The council approved a special permit for 8 Revere Street, LLC, to raze an existing structure and replace it with a nine-unit townhouse development.


City Council approves Zoning Amendment to forgo Hotel at Overlook Ridge

Councillors approved a zoning amendment for Overlook Ridge Overlay District to eliminate the requirement of a hotel as part of the district. The late councillor-At-Large and former mayor George Colella must be rolling in his grave as he championed that the developers build a hotel since he took umbrage as Revere got stuck with apartments and no retail.


City Councillor proposes job creation ordinance for Revere residents

Councillor Juan Pablo Jaramillo proposed an ordinance aimed at creating stronger jobs for Revere residents. The proposal was referred to the council’s Climate, Sustainability and Workforce subcommittee

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