Your Local News Source for Over 30 Years! r Local News So e for Ov r 30 Years! Vol. 31, No.30 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday City continues battle with owner of Water’s Edge apartments Mayor appalled over Boston Housing Court ruling 781-286-8500 Friday, July 29, 2022 Powers takes oath of office, excited to continue serving the community By Adam Swift T he City of Revere continues to be at loggerheads with the Connecticut-based Carabetta Companies over the properties it owns in Revere. Last week, the courts refused Mayor Brian Arrigo’s emergency request to impose a receivership for 370 Ocean Ave. Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden (left) addressed the press as Mayor Brian Arrigo looked on at a press conference last week concerning the 370 Ocean Ave. apartment complex. (Advocate fi le photo) RULING | SEE Page 22 WELCOME BACK: Shown from left to right during Friday’s swearing in ceremony at City Hall: State Rep. Jessica Giannino, City Council President/Councillor-at-Large Gerry Visconti, campaign manager Doreen Weinberg, City Clerk Ashley Melnik, Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna, former longtime Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto, incoming Ward 5 Councillor John Powers, former Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso, supporter James O’Brien, Mayor Brian Arrigo and former City Councillor Catherine Penn; kneeling is lifelong friend Constantino Buttiglieri. (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) Canadian takes First Prize at Sand Sand Sculpting Festival Same as surrounding communities, By Tara Vocino W ard 5 Councillor-Elect John Powers took the oath of office during Friday’s swearing in ceremony at City Hall. “I’m excited to continue projects that I started with the mayor and I hope will…come to fruiOATH | SEE Page 17 Bus-Only Lane could go permanent By Adam Swift T he city is taking steps to make a morning bus-only lane on Broadway permanent. Last week, the Traffi c Commission voted to hold a public hearing on proposed traffic ordinance changes that would pave the way to making the pilot program permanent. The pilot program was approved in 2020, but because of the Covid pandemic, it was not implemented until this year. The MBTA bus-only lane was okayed for the southerly side of Broadway from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. on weekdays. Hailing from Canada, Abe Waterman won fi rst place for “The Devil Is An Angel, Too,” which is about accepting people for who they are since everyone has fl aws, according to Waterman. See photo highlights beginning on page 12. (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) “This is a request for the public hearing to transfer the busonly lane pilot to a permanent program on the southern side of Broadway,” said city Transportation Manager Julie DeMauro. “In addition to that, if this is a permanent program [the traffi c ordinance] would need to be revised to include the language for bus lanes and then the parking penalties that would accompany it. We are open to working with the commission to tweak some of this language that may not be suffi cient or if there is more language that needs to be added, tion in the very near future,” Powers said. Powers cited building the we would do that as well.” Eric Burkman, the MBTA’s director of transit priority, who oversees the bus lane programs, said the Revere pilot program has been fairly successful. With the bus-only lane in place during peak hours, he said, the travBUSLANE | SEE Page 22

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