Page 2 THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, April 12, 2019 SABATINOINSURANCE 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 Revere Police narcotics investigation nets two arrests L ast week, Revere Police Narcotic/Gang Unit officers, working with the Suffolk County Sheriff ’s Department, arrested two men on narcotics and fi rearms charges after executing multiple search warrants in a narcotics operation on Hillside Avenue in Revere. Jonathan Rodriguez, 29, and Larry Tatum, 30, were arrested and charged with the possession with intent to distribute marijuana, illegal possession of a fi rearm and illegal possession of ammunition. Reportedly, during a search of the premises Revere Police recovered a large quantity of marijuana, two illegally possessed fi rearms, illegally possessed ammunition, and packaging materials related to the distribution of narcotics. Mayor Brian Arrigo praised the coordinated http://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 eff ort by law enforcement. “Protecting the people in our city and in the Greater Boston region is a shared responsibility. The eff ective cooperation between our Revere Police Department and the Suff olk County Sheriff ’s Department that led to these arrests is a great example of diff erent agencies of law enforcement working together to protect our neighborhoods,” said Arrigo. “The partnership between the Revere Police Department and the Suff olk County Sheriff ’s Items reportedly recovered by the Revere Police Narcotic/Gang Unit during a drug arrest on Monday. (Courtesy Photo) Department continues to have a positive impact on controlling the street level narcotics distribution that is taking place in our communities,” according to Chief James Guido of the Revere Police Department. Councillors vent frustration with National Grid By Tara Vocino ity Councillors recently expressed their anger about the 17 streetlights that are C out across Revere, some of which have been dark for three and a half years. “My blood boils, because nothing gets done,” Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna said during Monday night’s City Council meeting. “Seventeen lights are outside of Beachmont with four being in major crosswalks within a one-mile radius.” McKenna said one crosswalk is where two young children died while crossing the street around Christmastime along the Revere Beach Parkway. She went on to say that lights are out at the crosswalk on Tomasello Drive, Winthrop Avenue, the Exxon gas station crosswalk and fi ve lights along the Rita Singer Bridge. McKenna is particularly concerned about a wire that is on a fence that Garfield School students use as a cut through. “If they touch a live wire, they’re dead,” McKenna said. “They have to walk in the dark in fear of their life.” Daniel Cameron of National Grid said he isn’t aware of the outages. As of Wednesday night, McKenna said there hasn’t been any progress. Cameron didn’t return calls seeking comment. City Council Vice President Patrick Keefe said there’s a light that’s in the process of being added to the corner street pole on Oxford Street and Mountain Avenue and asked Cameron if National Grid could follow up on that. Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky said there’s a double pole on Dehon and Walden Streets as well as on Florence Avenue, dating back approximately two years. “I know you’re a big company and handle a lot of area,” Novoselsky said. “But I’m as frustrated as Councillor McKenna.” He went on to say that he’s not happy, and that Cameron is their voice for operations. In response, Cameron said National Grid has repaired more than 300 lights during the last two and a half months in Revere. However, he said some streets are under the jurisdiction of the State Department of Conservation and Recreation. McKenna wasn’t satisfied with that response. “Can we just do something?” McKenna asked. “Two kids died when the light was out, that’s a major crosswalk.” Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto said he is able to get a light fi xed within a week and off ered to help McKenna and Novoselsky. “I think a lot is being done, from where we once were,” Zambuto said. “Everything takes time.” After the meeting, Cameron said they’re going to look into the 17 lights that are allegedly out and suggested that maybe the information isn’t getting to the right people. “For Massachusetts highway roads, the responsibility is shared,” Cameron said. “It doesn’t all fall onto National Grid.” Tara Vocino may be reached at printjournalist1@gmail. com. (Pol. Adv. Paid for by Committee to Re-Elect Mayor Brian Arrigo)

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