Page 12 THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, May 3, 2019 Residents join together to Beautify Revere V By Tara Vocino olunteers went to their designated cleanup areas for Beautify Revere, a spring citywide cleanup on Saturday morning. They met at the American Legion to gather supplies and then went off to diff erent parts of the city, including Costa Park and the various schools. Following the morning cleanup, the city celebrated Arbor Day as offi cials with the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) planted an American elm tree on the American Legion property in an eff ort to increase the tree canopy by 10 percent. “It will grow to be up to 70-80 feet tall and 35 feet wide,” said DCR offi cial Hilary Dimino. “It’s a beautiful tree.” Tara Vocino may be reached at printjournalist1@gmail.com. Shown from left to right are Project Planner/Event Organizer Elle Baker, Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna, City Council President Arthur Guinasso, Patrick Keefe, City Council Vice President Patrick Keefe, Healthy Community Initiatives Director Dimple Rana and Police Chief James Guido at the American Legion gearing up for Saturday’s citywide clean-up. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino) Pamela Anderson and Morris Morris check in volunteers outside of the American Legion. Cambridge Health Alliance came out strong for Saturday’s Beautify Revere cleanup. Shown from left to right are Cambridge Health Alliance Medical Assistant Cecilia Miranda, Allison Gallego, Medical Assistant Janys Andrage and Physician Assistant Julia Bel. Church of Latter Day Saints missionaries Ashlee Nichols and Kaylee Wallace grab a grabber to clean up trash during Beautify Revere on Saturday. Revere residents Carol and Shannen Donovan went to the Lincoln School to clean up trash, because they said it means a lot to the city, and it is important. During Beautify Revere on Sa tur da y, Ac tiv e Transportation Manager Julie DeMauro said it’s the second year that Revere has been designated as a tree city. Project Planner/Event Organizer Elle Baker, Department of Public Works Superintendent Paul Argenzio and Active Transportation Manager Julie DeMauro Revere resident Rachid Moukhabir, East Boston Soccer 1 Coach Milton Bernal, Cyrus, 3, and players Layla Betantur, Jhony Zaldana and Latrell Ashby cleaned up Garfi eld Elementary/ Middle School on Saturday morning. They found bottles, nips, plastic cups and plastic bags around the whole perimeter of the school. Coach’s Asst Claudia Bernal said since they rent the gym in the winter for soccer and they wanted to give back. Residents David Senecal and Rosalie FazioEynullayeva found Monster energy drinks, scratch tickets, hats, mittens and liquor bottle caps during the cleanup. Fazio-Eynullayeva said she cleaned up Costa Park because she wanted the playground to be clean for her daughter, Arzu, 2, to climb up and down the slide during the summer months. Senecal said the homeless population likely uses the cardboard boxes to sleep in during the winter.

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