REVERE Vol. 29, No. 19 -FREEHave a Happy Mother’s Day! ADVOCATE www.advocatenews.net Councillor proposes lifesaving strategy to battle Revere’s opioid problem By Alexis Mikulski P eople searching for a place to use opioids often rely on public restrooms. This is a common trend occurring all over the country, even in the city of Revere. On Monday night, the Revere City Council decided that it will look into the possibility of installing Automated External Defibrillator (AED) devices and Narcan nasal spray, an overdose treatment drug, into public restrooms around the community. After a motion presented by Councillorat-Large George Rotondo, the installation of these items will, hopefully, decrease the number of overdoses and heart attacks that take place in the city each year. “Sadly, the more I go to various places inside the city, outside the city, I’ve seen people literally overdose in coffee shops,” said Rotondo. “We should ask our community if it is something they are willing to do,” he said. America’s opioid epidemic is the biggest drug-related problem the country is facing. According to the website Drugabuse.gov, in 2017, nearly 47,000 Americans died from an opioid-related death. In a report published by the Massachusetts State Government, there have been 108 opioid-related deaths in Revere since 2013. By making Narcan and AED devices accessible in places where they are needed most, the City Council hopes to minimize this number. “It is a very small cost, to save a life, whether it is using the Narcan or using an AED, which is a pretty self-explanatory process,” said Rotondo. When an overdose occurs, Narcan is the quickest treatment available. It is most effective when sprayed into the nose of a person experiencing an overdose, and according to its website, is “pretty simple and low risk to administer.” Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito expressed his worries over asking service workers and untrained bystanders to act as medical responders ROTONDO | SEE PAGE 18 From left to right: Miguel De Los Santos, Allen De Los Santos, Rosa De Los Santos and Miguel De Los Santos. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino) By Tara Vocino R ANGELO’S FULL "Over 40 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2019 Regular Unleaded $2.699 Mid Unleaded $2.799 Super $2.899 Diesel Fuel $2.899 KERO $4.759 Diesel $2.699 SERVICE HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS $ $2.55 GALLON GALLON 3.43 evere High School soccer player Allen De Los Santos recently signed a letter of intent to play for Regis College in the fall. De Los Santos, who has been playing right back, center and defensive midfield positions for three years, plans to study exercise science at Regis and to minor in business with a focus in finance or accounting. His decision to major in exercise science came as a result of two knee injuries while playing soccer. “Because my knee buckled in when I was dehydrated, I fell,” De Los Santos said. “I want to help athletes to make sure they do exercises to get better.” Playing soccer since age eight, De Los Santos said it’s something he lives for, calling the sport his passion. “It’s a team effort,” De Los Santos said. “It’s not individual. You can’t play without discipline.” Having visited Regis multiple times, he said the soccer field We accept: MasterCard * Visa * & Discover 100 Gal. Min. 24 Hr. Service 781-286-2602 Price Subject to Change without notice Free Every Friday 781-286-8500 Friday, May 10, 2019 Mayor Brian Arrigo launches Re-election Campaign for Second Term Shown, from left to right, are Dominec Bocchino, Nicholas Aklong-Limenah, Juanita Haas, Sienna Silvestri, Mayor Brian Arrigo, Veterans Service Officer Marc Silvestri, Linda DeMaio, Anthony Bellia and Field Organizer Matthew Costas during Arrigo’s recent re-election kick off. See photo highlights on page 12. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino) RHS soccer star signs with Regis College is amazing. He also received a $500 academic scholarship from the Division III school. De Los Santos said he chose the college for its rich Catholic heritage. His father, Miguel, played on the Peruvian Division II soccer team, Alianza Lima, as a defensive right back, which pushed him athletically. His mother, Rosa, made him stronger academically. SANTOS | SEE PAGE 2 Our 80th Year EDUCATION Next Classes DRIVER 2 Week Night Classes JUNE 3 One Week Day Class JULY 8 & JULY 22 CALL - ENROLL or Register Online 617-387-9121 HENRYSAUTOSCHOOL.COM EVERETT AUTO SCHOOL “Successful Key To Driving” Since 1938 Gift Certificates Available Prices subject to change FLEET

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