THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, April 5, 2019 Page 11 Revere Police awarded grant to enhance pedestrian and bicyclist safety M ayor Brian Arrigo and Chief of Police James Guido announced that the Revere Police Department was recently awarded a grant by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Office of Grants and Research – Highway Safety Division to improve traffic safety on local roads for pedestrians and bicyclists. In total, nearly $700,000 was awarded to 93 police departments across the Commonwealth, with funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). With close to 6,000 pedestrians killed in 2016 across the country, pedestrians now account for a larger proportion (16 percent) of traffic fatalities than they have in the past 33 years. In Massachusetts that rate is even higher, with pedestrians representing more than 20 percent of all traffic fatalities. According to NHTSA, bicyclists are dying at higher rates nationally as well – the 840 killed in traffic crashes in 2016 is an increase from the 829 killed in 2015. “Bicyclists and pedestrians are at risk from the motoring public because they may not be immediately visible to drivers, and unlike those in vehicles, nothing protects them in a crash,” said Guido. “We’ll analyze crash data to identify crosswalks, intersections and roadways where our enforcement efforts can yield the largest impact on pedestrian and bicyclist safety.” Under the grant, departments will pay for overtime enforcement to increase compliance with traffic laws by all road users. Departments are also eligible to purchase educational materials, bicycle helmets, and safety items to help enhance pedestrian and bicyclist visibility at night. ~ Letter-to-the-Editor ~ City Councillor announces Community Meeting on April 6 C ouncillor Patrick Keefe is pleased to announce continued ward 4 Community Meetings. Our committee is focused on continuing to bring city hall to the residents and have their concerns heard. As always, direct communication and collaboration SIGN UP | from page 10 works best. I think the ability to meet with residents face to face will not only give them the opportunity to be heard but also bring the community even closer together and give everyone a form of inclusion. I am happy to announce that Saturday, April 6th, at 4:00pm will be our committee’s 2nd quarter community meeting at Luberto’s Bakery on Broadway. We look forward to seeing everyone for an informative gathering. Regards, Patrick Keefe Ward 4 City Councillor IN THE MUSIC HALL Friday, April 19 ings weren’t local at that time. Mullen attended the event to reregister and inquire about training locations. In response, Gentile said local trainings are on the horizon. Revere resident Jeffrey Brawley said he’s interested in volunteering to give back to the community. Luis Prado filled out a CORI Shown from left to right: Revere Public Health Nurse Carol Donovan, MRC Coordinator Domenic Gentile and Johna Coggin, Senior Preparedness Programs Manager for the Massachusetts Medical Society, gave out backpacks to volunteers who signed up for the MRC. clinics and shelter operations.” Revere is part of the Massachusetts Region 4B MRC unit, along with 17 other communities in Greater Boston. The regional model enables volunteers to serve in their community or others within the region, according to Romano. Romano went on to say that MRC volunteers have the opportunity to attend free emergency preparedness trainings, including First Aid/CPR, Stop the Bleed and Psychological First Aid. Additionally, many training courses offer continuing education credits for health professionals. “We all have that responsibility to help where we can,” said School District Nurse Rachel Christopher. “That’s what builds the community.” Christopher plans to be able to respond to natural disasters, medical outbreaks/pandemics and given the area, to plane crashes, tanker emergencies and gas tank explosions. Similarly, Heather Ryan, a registered nurse at the University of Massachusetts Boston, said it’s her duty to be available when the community needs her. Ryan said she would also like to work in pediatrics and medical education. Revere High School Nurse Angela Ciccolo said she’d like to assist the elderly by administering medication to homebound patients or providing insulin to those with diabetes. Revere resident Ginny Mullen registered back in the Blizzard of ’78 but noted that the trainform to become recertified as an MRC volunteer. 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