Loretta LaCentra

Revere’s Loretta LaCentra named Commonwealth Heroine

Loretta LaCentra of Revere was named to the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women's 2020 class of Commonwealth Heroines. LaCentra was honored for outstanding contributions to her community. The Commonwealth Heroines are women who "don't make the news, but make the difference." 

LaCentra works tirelessly to make her neighborhood and her city a healthier and safer place for all to live, work and recreate. As a longtime advocate for her neighbors in the Riverside section of Revere, and a founding member of the Alliance for Health and Environment, she has been the leading neighborhood voice in dealings with the company that operates the incinerator and the unlined ash landfill directly across the river from her family's home. 

For her advocacy for the environment, she was recently honored by the Saugus River Watershed Council as a River Stewardship hero for working to protect the natural resources in Rumney Marsh and Pines River. 

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