THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 Page 19 CITY OUTLINES | FROM PAGE 2 “City Hall is closed to the public, and the impression might be that the city is closed, but that’s not the case,” said Mara. “Inspectors are on the job enforcing regulations; parking is being enforced for hydrants and crosswalks but probably less so for expired meters; and trash pickup is on schedule.” “Most of the city staff is working remotely,” said Marra. “They are not in City Hall but they are carrying on.” Permit applications are still being reviewed, payments to the city made online and at the drop boxes outside City Hall are still being processed, and boards and commissions are conducting their usual business during virtual meetings streamed online. Many of the measures now in place are meant to prevent people from congregating and potentially spreading the virus. “Social distancing is imperative,” said Marra. “It’s the one proven defense against the virus.” Despite concerns about the path that the virus may take Price Rite lines out the door as shoppers prepare for coronavirus lockdown P By Tara Vocino rice Rite Marketplace was bustling on Saturday, in in Revere, Arrigo told the City Council he is confident that the city is staffed by people who are professional and resilient and who can get the job done. He also said he is heartened by the response of residents. “I have received so many texts from people who want to volunteer to help,” he said. “It’s incredible to be the mayor of a city where everyone steps up.” light of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. The center of the store had considerable lines on Saturday.

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