16 Feb 12:26 a.m. Update
Part II is
Part III will be my visit today to the ZBA at City Hall to pull the entire file.
NEWSFLASH 15 FEBRUARY 2012:
Correction: The City will not confirm ZBA dismissals.
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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