THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, June 28, 2019 Page 3 City awarded grant to revitalize Consiglia Della Russo Park T his week, Mayor Brian Arrigo announced the City of Revere was selected to partner with KaBOOM! to rebuild Consiglia Della Russo Park, which is located behind the Paul Revere School. KaBOOM! pairs with corporate partners to award grants to municipalities. Keurig Dr. Pepper will be the funding sponsor for this project. Before falling into disrepair and unsafe conditions, Consiglia Della Russo Park was a lively recreational area enjoyed by both Paul Revere School students and people throughout the neighborhood. Revere’s partnership with KaBOOM! will allow the City to revive the playground at a minimal cost. “We are thrilled to partner with KaBOOM! and look forward to rebuilding this vital piece of our park and playground system,” said Mayor Arrigo. “I applaud our dedicated staff who work vigorously to pursue grant funding to help deliver the highest quality of life to our residents.” In advance of the partnership, the Revere City Council approved the appropriation necessary to apply for the grant. Keurig Dr. Pepper will cover over $200,000 in expenses for the playground equipment. In addition, the company will provide 100 volunteers for the oneday community build. The rehabilitation of this site will also include a new walkway from the school to the playground site, and fencing improvements. The City will host a “Design Day” on July 8 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Paul Revere School, where children will be able to draw their dream playground to incorporate their vision, and adult volunteers will begin the planning process. The site will then be prepped on August 21 and 22, and the empty site will be transformed into a state-ofthe-art playground in a oneday community event on August 23. The City is aiming to recruit 100 volunteers (18+) for the Build Day; interested residents can contact Elle Baker at ebaker@revere.org. KaBOOM! is a national nonprofi t dedicated to providing children with a safe and exciting place to play. Come celebrate the end of an era. Join us for big family fun as we say farewell to live racing at Boston’s legendary track. JUNE 29 & 30 11:00 am to 5:00 pm • First Post 12:55 pm FREE ADMISSION & FREE PARKING LIVE THOROUGHBRED RACING · FOOD TRUCKS · FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES 525 MCCLELLAN HIGHWAY, EAST BOSTON • 617-567-3900 ON THE BLUE LINE @SuffolkDowns TheHometownFavorite SUFFOLKDOWNS.COM Open Year-Round for Simulcasting from Saratoga, Del Mar, and more. WE WORK FOR YOU! * Have your car repaired by     * An I-CAR GOLD CLASS SHOP              for                                 1605 North Shore Road, Revere * 781-284-1200 Visit us at: www.AtlasAutobody.com or call (781) 284-1200 to schedule your appointment today!

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