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.
And not only that, there was a soup kitchen there in the mid 1980's that left, and a storage facility plan in 2000 that never materialized for some reason. It was an interesting ride over to the Revere Fire Station and City Hall offices today. Chief Fire Inspector Nathaniel S. Maniff told me he could not recollect anyone coming to his office for due diligence review on the site nor could he recall anyone pulling the 2,000 gallon underground tank. He invited me back next week to pour through the old files, however. Also the zoning application and ZBA approvals were devoid of any specific mention of the gasoline/oil issue, it was all in euphemisms. I didn't see any evidence of due diligence in any of the files. I'll show you in the video late night or early morning.
My emails to and from the Ambrosio law firm, the Mayor and ACE follow below the fold:
Proof of undergroun
d gasoline storage at 525 Beach Street
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D'ambrosio Law Office - Boston (188.8.131.52) [Label IP Address] 1 returning visit
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I was an assistant AG under Lee and Betty, and have won or settled several §1983 actions on my own, one in which my client and I had the police found liable in Court of Claims for making him a victim of violent crime. V96 61481
Christopher King, J.D.
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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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