Have a Safe & Happy July 4th! Vol. 29, No. 26 -FREE- www.advocatenews.net Wheelabrator shuts down plant to correct noise problems By Mark E. Vogler W heelabrator Technologies, Inc. shut down its trash-to-energy incinerator on Route 107 in Saugus this week to make repairs to solve noise problems which have bothered residents in Saugus and Revere over the past two weeks. “Today, the Wheelabrator Saugus waste-to-energy facility will stop processing waste and remain offl ine until an enhanced silencer is delivered and installed,” Wheelabrator Director of Communications & Community Engagement Michelle Nadeau said in a statement issued by the company Wednesday. “The facility is in the process of making unavoidable repairs to a steam turbine. During the repair process, steam that would normally power the turbine to create clean, renewable energy for local homes and businesses was instead being vented safely into the air,” Nadeau said. “Although the steam was vented through a silencer to reduce sound to the required standard, the venting was still State Rep. RoseLee Vincent noticeable in some neighborhoods located in close proximity to our facility. An enhanced silencer is being shipped to the facility and it will be installed as early as tomorrow (Thursday) by crews working around the clock. The facility will remain out of operation until this work is completed,” she said. “Well over 100 complaints” State Rep. RoseLee Vincent (D-Revere), whose 16th Suff olk District includes Precincts 3 and 10 in Saugus, said she and her legislative offi ces had received “well over 100 complaints” collectively from constituents over a 10-day period leading up to NOISE | SEE PAGE 9 WELCOME: Pictured during the 2019 Revere Chamber of Commerce Installation Luncheon on Friday, June 21, from left to right, are; James O’Donnell, Chamber President Brian Davis, and Mayor Brian Arrigo. See more photo highlight’s in next week’s Revere Advocate. (Advocate photo by Ross Scabin) Update: Council passes 2020 fi scal year budget By Alexis Mikulski L ast week, The Revere Advocate reported that the Revere City Council officially passed the City of Revere’s operating budget for the 2020 fi sELECT JOHN R. cal year. The budget will total $203.4 million, and consist of many important investments for the city, as well as for its citizens. The operating budget allocates money to each departCORREGGIO ANGELO’S FULL "Over 40 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2019 Regular Unleaded $2.579 Mid Unleaded $2.799 Super $2.859 Diesel Fuel $2.839 KERO $4.759 Diesel $2.699 CE Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS IL ! SERVICE HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service DEF Available by Pump!  $2.45 GALLON   Councillor-At-Large Putting Revere’s Neighborhoods First                      Free Every Friday 781-286-8500 Friday, June 28, 2019 ment within the City of Revere, which they can then use to strengthen and improve their own sector. In a follow-up to last week’s article, the exact amount that each department will receive and the key factors of the operating budget for the 2020 fi scal year are as follows. The general fund will consist of $203.4 million altogether. The city will receive $41.8 million, the schools will receive $89.8 million, and the combined fi xed costs of the city and schools is $42.1 million. This budget is a 5.6 percent increase from last year’s budget in total expenditures. At a previous City Council meeting, Mayor Brian Arrigo thanked everyone who worked tirelessly on the drafting and approval of this year’s budget. There are fi ve key factors that make up the 2020 fi scal year budget, and they consist of the General Government, Public Safety, Education, Public Works, and Culture and Recreation. Each of these departments has its own plan for how it will put the money to good use in 2020. The General Government has decided to invest in the City COUNCIL | SEE PAGE 4 Prices subject to change FLEET

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