Page 2 THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, March 1, 2019 DELEO | from page 1 SNOW BLOWER SALES, SERVICE & REPAIRS Pickup/Delivery Available 781-289-6466 SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY Call for a Quote 617-387-7466 Or email Rocco@sabatino-ins.com We cover: * Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available She also said DeLeo has been a good friend and advocate, helping her to address and resolve some major issues in the Beachmont neighborhood. “I want to thank you, Speaker DeLeo, for your continued support and dedication to our residents in Revere and especially to the Beachmont community,” said McKenna. Citing a love affair with the city, DeLeo added that residents have treated him well. Although he doesn’t live in Revere, DeLeo said he would like to be thought as a “Son of the city of Revere.” Elected on Jan. 4, 1995, DeLeo served on the Ethics, Local Affairs, Third Reading and Ways and Means Committees in the House of Representatives. He was elected as the Speaker on Jan. 27, 2009. Following the meeting, councillors and other local officials described their experiences working with DeLeo. Councillor-at-Large George Rotondo said although they have different political views, DeLeo is one of his favorite liberals. “He’s the epitome of public service,” Rotondo said, adding that DeLeo is a constant professional, and “His first interests are the people and local government.” Ward 5 Councillor John Powhttp://www.sabatino-ins.com SABATINO 564 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 617-387-7466 Hours of Operation are: Mondays - Fridays 9am to 5pm Saturdays by appointment only ers attributed DeLeo’s longevity to the way he respects dignitaries. “He does a fantastic job representing the city,” Powers said. Councillor-at-Large Daniel Rizzo said DeLeo has exceeded all expectations. “This award can’t possibly encompass it all,” Rizzo said. “I hope he understands what he does and what he means to us.” When Rizzo was mayor, he and DeLeo worked together following the EF2 tornado that blasted Revere with 120 mileper-hour winds. He said DeLeo also offered his assistance CONGRATS, MR. SPEAKER: Revere Resident Jan Dumas and her dog, Neelix, with Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo after he received a citation for 10 years of service from the City Council on Monday. (Photo Courtesy of Jan Dumas) during the intense winter of 2014-2015, which dumped an unprecedented 108.6 inches of snow. Richard Serino, legislative aide to State Rep. RoseLee Vincent, said that on the local level, DeLeo is compassionate and ensures that his constituents are taken care of during trying times. “On the state level, he is a very deliberate thinker and builds consensus among state leaders and stakeholders to produce meaningful policies,” Serino said. Bill to study health impacts from airplanes Also during Monday’s meeting, McKenna asked that Mayor Brian Arrigo request the state and federal delegation to join Congressman Stephen Lynch to focus on the bill he filed that would allow the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to study the health impacts from planes. According to McKenna, the bill would benefit Revere residents who are directly impacted by flights going in and out of Logan International Airport. During a recent six-month period, 64,000 planes flew over Revere – primarily Beachmont. Therefore, McKenna said, it is time for legislators and city officials to stand up and advocate for the health and well-being of Revere residents. “The residents of Beachmont are inundated constantly with air, stress and noise pollution,” said McKenna. “Their quality of life is compromised every single day.” DELEO | SEE PAGE 5

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