Well folks it looks like someone's getting schooled.... and with KingCast and Mortgage Movies it isn't the first time nor will it be the last. You see, that's just how I am. I will go and cover the things that most major press ignores. I saw it 22 years ago before law school when I worked for major press, and I vowed I would never be that way, no sellouts allowed.
Part II is
It will blow your mind... the Silkwood bit is a Good Touch, right.
NEWSFLASH 15 FEBRUARY 2012:
Clifford Pisano EPA Superfund Problem at Revere's 525 Beach Street Development?
5:32 pm Update: Mayoral spokesman David Krassnoff just telephoned to inform me that a 21E test will be performed at excavation. There has been no testing done as of yet, which leads me to question how a Variance was already granted. When I zoned wireless communication towers you had to have all of that completed BEFORE you got the Variance or Conditional Use Permit. Zoning Apps? Been there done that, in several states. Made a living doing it in Va. Beach/Richmond, some more in Dallas, more in New England, some of which is noted in this link. Hell I think I even did zoning apps in Revere for that matter. More on this soon. Here is Occupy Beach Street Facebook page.
Also, I visited ACE and spoke with Director Kalila Barnett, who will forward my concerns to Attorney Staci Ruben. He is requesting that she provide him copies of the documents he and another person claim she has in her possession that prove that Gibbs Oil had hazardous products on the site for many years. Here is Richard Ireton's feature from several years ago, which may explain why Wardman Novoselsky ran from my camera today, video by morning:
City officials say that before any construction can take place, the state must take core samples approximately every 10 feet in order to receive a clean 21E soil test. Ward 4 Councilor George Rotondo said that “if they receive a clean 21E, then I will be in favor of the project.”Mr. Krassnoff will review the matter of Clifford Pisano's termination after I send him relevant documents. Here is the back story on that matter, also watch by morning for the video taken at Mayor Rizzo's Office today.
The complaint from neighbors are numerous, but none more so than the discovery that Alan Ginesky and Ira Novoselsky are close friends, and that Novoselsky is using his influence to get the permits.
“The two have breakfast together almost every morning at the Bagel Bin on Shirley Avenue in Revere,” said one neighbor. The allegation of a close relationship between Ginesky and Novoselsky appears to have merit, as they have been witnessed having breakfast together on several occasions at the popular Revere eatery.
Did you know that Revere is only ten miles from Woburn, Massachusetts... situs of "A Civil Action?" Yessir, one of my favorite books. I used to ride my bicycle to work right over the affected area when I worked at American Tower Corp. Anyway, Mr. Pisano sent me a letter he wrote to the Boston Globe, however he says that no one wrote back to him. Well not only did I write back to him, we just finished production for a movie tonight. As I note in the open letter to ACE, my father retired as a certified environmental chemist, this picture is from '73 when we took my Hawken classmates on a field trip. Long live the gas chromatograph!
PS: Awesome 'fro Dad, you rock!
My emails to and from the Mayor and ACE follow below the fold:
Proof of undergroun
d gasoline storage at 525 Beach Street
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Hello Mr. King,
This responds to your email and inquiries about 525 Beach Street, Revere. ACE is not providing legal representation to the residents concerned about the current and future status of 525 Beach Street. Therefore, I have not researched and cannot respond to your questions about the current zoning status of 525 Beach Street. Thus, I also decline your request for an interview.
I read your blog and noted several inaccuracies. I request that you correct the following inaccuracies in your blog.
(1) “An ACE staff attorney had actual knowledge of hazardous conditions . . .” - No person at Alternatives for Community & Environment, Inc. (ACE) has knowledge of hazardous conditions at 525 Beach Street. We understand that several Revere residents are concerned about possible contamination at 525 Beach Street. ACE has not seen documentation of such contamination and does not know if such documentation exists. No ACE staff person stated that ACE has documents on file proving such contamination. We have no such documents.
(2) “. . . Attorney Rubin initially told him that she would provide him with documents that she has on file. . .” – No ACE staff person made any statements about having documents on file concerning contamination at 525 Beach Street. Because ACE is not representing Revere residents on the 525 Beach Street matter, ACE has no obligation to research whether any documentation proving contamination exists.
(3) “Is ACE Getting in Bed with Dirty Revere Government . . .” - No ACE staff person has had any communication with Revere government elected officials or employees about 525 Beach Street.
(4) “Are the City of Revere and ACE putting public health at risk by allowing swank residential development over the old Gibbs Oil building at 525 Beach Street?” - The residential development proposed for 525 Beach Street, if built according to plans, will contain 30 affordable rental apartments. That is generally not considered a definition of “swank.” Further, no ACE staff person has seen evidence that the public health is at risk. We would expect the developers of the site to be required to comply with the state law for cleaning up contaminated sites if any contamination is found on the site.
ACE is not providing legal representation to the residents concerned about the current and future status of 525 Beach Street. Therefore, I cannot respond to your questions about the current status of 525 Beach Street and will not grant an interview. Any individual may contact the City of Revere to seek information about zoning variances and historical information about parcels of land and contact the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection about any report of contamination at 525 Beach Street.
Please correct the inaccuracies in your blog and remove ACE’s logo.
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Christopher King, J.D.
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My email to them with a copy of today's paper:
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