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Derek’s Barber Shop owner joins forces with City to provide 30 free haircuts for Revere middle schoolers

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  On Monday, August 22, a day when Derek’s Barber Shop on Park Avenue is typically closed, store owner and barber Derek Anemoduris opened his doors to provide 30 free haircuts for Revere public school students during the back-to-school season. Partnering with Revere-raised hairdresser Jenna Cirino and with the help of barber Artie Cook, 30 kids in need will start off their schoolyear with a fresh new cut.

  “Derek is my barber and reached out to me a few weeks ago with this idea, so I knew we needed to help out,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “He didn’t want any attention, he just wanted to put smiles on their faces – that’s what this community is all about. I’m really proud of Derek for putting this together and I thank Jenna Cirino for stepping up to the plate. This will make a huge difference for these kids going into the schoolyear.”

  Revere Department of Public Health Director Lauren Buck dropped off back-to-school kits at the beginning of the day with the City of Revere Social Worker, Nicole Palermo. The kits are all filled with products needed to keep them feeling fresh and clean throughout the school year – including shampoo, deodorant and other toiletries.

  Derek’s Barber Shop is located on 235 Park Ave. in Revere, and Jenna Cirino currently works at B&B Salon (679 Fellsway West) in Medford, Mass.

GIVING BACK: Mayor Brian Arrigo is shown with Derek’s Barber Shop owner Derek Anemoduris (second from right), City of Revere Social Worker Nicole Palermo and Revere Department of Public Health Director Lauren Buck with back-to-school kits for the 30 middle schoolers who received free haircuts on Monday.
Hairdresser Jenna Cirino is shown working on a student’s hair as barber Artie Cook awaits his next client.

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