July 27, 2015
Contact: Dan Rizzo

Mayor Rizzo Announces National Night Out Celebration on Monday, August 3, 2015

Revere – National Night Out (NNO) is a nationwide community policing awareness event.  The event is held annually and designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.  Last year over 37 million people, in over 15,000 communities, participated in NNO events across the United States. 

NNO will once again be celebrated in two locations in Revere.  One event will take place at Curtis Park at the Garfield School (176 Garfield Ave) sponsored by Councillor Ira Novoselsky; the other is being held at the West Revere School Complex (107 Newhall Street) hosted by Mayor Rizzo’s Revere Neighborhood Advisory Council.  Both events are being held in conjunction with the Revere Police Department, Revere Fire Department, the Revere Recreation Department, and the Department of Public Works.  Prior to the kick-off of NNO at the West Revere School Complex—scheduled to begin at 5:30 P.M.—we will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new DiSalvo Park/Ciarlone Tot Lot at 5:15 P.M. 

Both locations will feature free food/BBQ, public safety information, K9 demonstrations and entertainment. The West Revere School Complex will be holding a free car seat inspection/fitting station run by Sgt. Giannino.  You will be able to drive up to the car seat fitting station and have your child’s car seat property fitted and inspected.  Please join us at either location for a night of fun and family activities.

NNO is a great opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie.  “While one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence, NNO provides the awareness, energy, and determination to make residents become involved in making their own neighborhoods a safer place year round.  This one night celebrates safety and crime prevention successes, and works in an effort to expand and strengthen programs for the next 364 days,” stated Police Chief Joe Cafarelli.

“After the events of this past week, it is important to continue to run community events and I especially look forward to another great National Night Out and encourage families from around the city to come out and participate.  It’s a great way to get involved in the community, prevent crime, and meet your neighbors - all while having a little fun,” commented Mayor Rizzo.

This event would not be possible without the support from sponsors like Kayem, BJ’s, Target, Stop & Shop, Rite-Aid, Nonni’s Pizza, Dominos Pizza, Bridge Pizzeria, Antonia’s At the Beach, and CVS/pharmacy.  A full list of sponsors will be available after the event.

If you would like to learn more or get involved in NNO events in Revere, emailrevere_mayor@revere.org or call 781-286-8111