REVERE Colella Awards/City of Revere Scholarships – see pages 7-8 ADVOCATE Vol. 29, No. 23 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday 781-286-8500 Friday, June 7, 2019 A night to remember National Grid causes headache A for Revere neighborhood By Alexis Mikulski National Grid contractor, Robert J. Devereaux Corporation, is using streets in the Garfield Neighborhood as staging areas, which has caused a disturbance for many residents in Revere. In a statement presented by Prom goers shown from left to right, Bernard Salazar, Cristian Medina, Valeria Guerra, Alyandia Villa, Matteo Velasquez, Valeria Saldarriaga and Harry Paiva pause for The Advocate photographer at the RHS Senior Prom at Hilton Boston Logan Airport on May 31. See more photo highlights on pages 10 and 11. We accept: MasterCard * Visa * & Discover $ $2.55 GALLON GALLON 3.43 100 Gal. Min. 24 Hr. Service 781-286-2602 Price Subject to Change without notice Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky, the goal is to inform the public about these issues, in the hopes of grabbing the attention of National Grid to relieve the neighborhood from this harassment. “The vehicles are parked overnight and weekends and storage trailers are parked 24-7. This has been going on for over a year. The equipment is stored there even when they are not working on our City Streets,” said Novoselsky. “They are working on the Revere Beach Parkway, a State Road [and] still keeping their equipment on our local streets. North Shore Rd (a State Road) from the Revere Beach Parkway to Dana Street is totally unfit for vehicles to drive on and people to walk,” he said. According to its website, Devereaux Corp. is a, “is a full-service and fully qualified utility contractor that has been serving the Utilities in the New England area for over 45 years.” They claim, “Our well trained professional staff provides an extensive range of services including initial communication with customers, scheduling and permitting, damage prevention and mark outs, installation of plastic and steel mains and services of all HEADACHE | SEE PAGE 6 City Councillor Rotondo receives award for saving a life By Alexis Mikulski C ouncillor-at-Large George Rotondo was hailed as a hero at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Rotondo, who has been a nurse since 1996 and an EMT before that, received an award from the City of Revere and the Revere Fire Department, for saving a life this week. Rotondo noticed an unconscious citizen from the window of his car in front of the City Hall parking lot, when he immediately decided to take action. “I was driving by and I saw that the troopers were there and they tried to get the guy out of it, so I got out and could see he wasn’t breathGeorge Rotondo Councillor-at-Large ing,” he said. The unidentified man was suffering from an opioid overdose, according to Rotondo. Overdosing on drugs or chemicals can either be accidental or intentional. They occur when a person takes more than the medically recommended dose of a prescription drug, or consumes an illicit drug. “I had some medic stuff in the back of my car, and the State Trooper gave me the Narcan which I administered, and at one point I thought I was going to have to breathe for him,” said Rotondo. “So I went to my car and grabbed my mask, and thank god we had the Narcan, because doing that is not the best thing. The Narcan is always the best thing,” he said. ROTONDO | SEE PAGE 19 ANGELO’S FULL "Over 40 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2019 Regular Unleaded $2.399 Mid Unleaded $2.799 Super $2.899 Diesel Fuel $2.839 KERO $4.759 Diesel $2.699 SERVICE HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) DEF Available by Pump! Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS REVERE FIREFIGHTERS’ MEMORIAL Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:15 A.M. Relatives and friends of the Revere Fire Department, especially our retirees, are cordially invited to attend our Annual Firefighters Memorial Day Exercises at the Alden A. Mills, Point of Pines Fire Station. Please join us as we honor our departed members at this, our most solemn and traditional service. Christopher P. Bright Chief of Department Prices subject to change FLEET

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