Page 2 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2023 ~ GUEST COMMENTARY ~ Revere deserves better from Massachusetts Water Resources Authority By Alexander Rhalimi I n the upcoming Revere City Council elections, one candidate stands out as a potential advocate for change: Alexander Rhalimi. As a candidate for Revere Councillor at Large, Rhalimi has demonstrated a deep commitment to addressing a critical issue that aff ects every resident: the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority's (MWRA) management of water resources. Our 51st Anniversary Dan - 1972 We Sell Cigars & Accessories! ALL MAJOR BRANDS Singles * Tins * Bundles * Boxes * Travel Humidors * Desk Top Humidors * Many Types of Lighters * Ash Trays * Juuls * Vapes * Glass Pipes * Rewards Program * CBD Infused Products * GIFTS UNDER $30 - GIFT CERTIFICATES SMOKER’S DELIGHT! 15 HANDMADE CIGARS! Four-Year-Old Tobacco * 100% Long Filler * Cellophane $43.95 STORE HOURS: Mon. - Sat.: 9AM - 7PM Sunday & Holidays: 9AM - 6PM R.Y.O. TOBACCO & TUBES ON SALE! WE MAKE ALL HOUSE KEYS! A.B.C. CIGAR 170 REVERE ST., REVERE (781) 289-4959 MIGRANTS | FROM Page 1 ter since there is plenty of room available there. City Council President Pro Tempore Joanne McKenna said she received a call from the emergency director last week that a number of people were brought and just left in Revere and neighboring communities. “The state dropped the ball, the federal government dropped the ball, they didn’t communicate with us that those people were here,” said McKenna. “These people had nothing,” continued McKenna, who explained that a program was started to provide diapers and other personal hygiene supplies to the migrants. But Mckenna seemed most concerned about the tone of conversation taking place on social media about the infl ux. “We are people, we are all human beings. We’re all the same,” said McKenna, adding that she was troubled by the hatred spewing on Facebook about the migrants. “I just don’t understand it,” she said. “Revere has always been there for everybody. We have to love one another. Let’s step up, Revere and help these people.” Chris 2023 For far too long, Revere has been subject to the ineffi ciencies and shortcomings of the MWRA's water management practices. Residents have experienced water quality issues, high bills, and a lack of transparency in decision-making. Alexander Rhalimi’s campaign highlights the urgent need for reform in how the MWRA operates, emphasizing the importance of clean, accessible, and aff ordable water for all. Rhalimi’s comprehensive approach to tackling these issues showcases his dedication to ensuring that Revere receives the treatment it deserves. His proposals include advocating for increased community involvement in water resource decisions, pushing for greater oversight of the MWRA’s actions, and championing initiatives to improve water infrastructure. Revere deserves a leader who will actively engage with the MWRA to secure fair water rates, safe drinking water, and eff ective water resource management. Alexander Rhalimi’s platform aligns with the aspirations of Revere’s residents, promising a more transparent, responsive, and accountable MWRA. By electing Rhalimi as Councillor at Large, Revere can take a signifi cant step towards holding the MWRA accountable for its actions and ensuring that residents receive the high-quality water services they deserve. In this pivotal election, Revere has the opportunity to demand better from the MWRA and secure a brighter, healthier future for all. Alexander Rhalimi’s candidacy off ers a ray of hope and a chance for meaningful change. It’s time for Revere to seize this opportunity and vote for the candidate who will prioritize the city’s water resources and the well-being of its residents. (Editor’s Note: Alexander Rhalimi is a candidate for Councillor-at-Large. Campaign contact email: Vote@RhalimiforRevere.org Website: www.RhalimiforRevere.org.)

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