THE REVERE ADVOCATE - Friday, June 28, 2019 Page 5 City prepares for aftermath of Encore opening extra offi cers on duty last Sunday to keep traffi c off the main roads. Similarly, Arrigo said his office received half a dozen calls from residents regarding quality of life. Tara Vocino may be reached at printjournalist1@gmail.com. Lawrence A. Simeone Jr. Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation Shown, from left to right, are Director of Substance Use Disorder Services Julia Newhall, Director of Innovation and Data Management Reuben Kantor, Director of Economic Development Robert O’Brien, Public Works Superintendent Paul Argenzio, Police Chief James Guido, Tyler Ash, Community Development, John Festa, Community Development, Fire Chief Christopher Bright, and Director of Inspectional Services Ben DeChristoforo were among those in attendance answering questions from the media during last Thursday’s press conference about the creation of a Casino Advisory Commission to track data. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino) By Tara Vocino C ity officials recently announced the creation of a Casino Advisory Commission to measure the impact that Encore Boston Harbor could have on Revere in the coming months. “We want residents to know that we have their back,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “I can’t control what happens in another city, but I can control what happens here.” Potential eff ects stemming from the casino opening include an increase in crime, soaring traffic volume and overtime expenditures for emergency service personnel. Arrigo said that in several months statistics will likely be compiled into a formal report and sent to agencies on the state level. He said this will help Revere justify its request for additional financial support and other resources. The commission will track changes to short-term rental activity, service calls to the Police and Fire Departments, the total number of casino-related calls and any increase in activity at local pawn shops. Although Revere borders Everett, it isn’t considered a surrounding community and therefore doesn’t have a surrounding community agreement with Wynn Resorts. Arrigo went on to say that traffi c is his immediate concern, and he advised residents to stay away from Lower Broadway in Everett, where Encore is located. The casino, which is expected to have as many as 50,000 visitors at its peak, only off ers 3,000 parking spaces, which means residents will have to rely on public transportation, including the Blue Line. A temWe Carry... * Lifetime Waterproof Warranty * Ceramic, Porcelain & Stone Tile                        31 Osprey Rd., Saugus * 781-289-9676  * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 Lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net Mayor Brian Arrigo said the city government wants “residents to know that we have their back” – referring to Revere garnering fi nancial support from the Encore Boston Harbor resort/casino, which opened on June 23. Friday, June 28 at 8:30 PM Singer/Musician CARL AYOTE Saturday, June 29 at 8:30 PM DJ LOGIK porary shuttle service is also available at Wonderland Station. Arrigo also said he will not take legal action against Wynn Resorts, as the company is not legally obligated to give Revere any profi t from Encore. “We had no control over this, but the previous administration did,” Arrigo said. “So, other things took priority.” In a separate interview, Daniel Rizzo, who was mayor at the time, stood by his decision of not doing business with Wynn Resorts, saying the company had “horrifi c and outrageous business practices.” “I'm also proud that the City Council at the time, including the current mayor, supported me in that decision – twice,” Rizzo said. Although he didn’t sign the host agreement, Rizzo said, the Gaming Act, which was passed by the Legislature in November of 2011, has a provision stating that any community that does not hold Host or Surrounding Community status may still be eligible for funding to off set unforeseen or unforeseeable impacts, which could amount to as much as $50,000. Police Chief James Guido said he had approximately six Dance to all the Hits of Yesterday and Today! MONDAY'S SHUCK! $1.00 Oysters Book Your Special Events With Us! Call 781-629-3798 SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET Only $19.95 / 11am-2pm Featuring Al Whitney Jazz Band BOOK YOUR NEXT FUNCTION WITH US * GIFT CARDS AMPLE FREE www.marinaatthewharf.com 543 North Shore Rd. Revere 781-629-3798 PARKING AMAZING WATER VIEWS

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