By Barbara Taormina
REVERE – The City Council this week voted to approve several motions to control traffic and rename streets.
Ward 3 Councillor Anthony Cogliandro asked for Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe to direct the police to increase patrols on East Mountain Avenue. Speeding continues to be a problem, and there has been an increase of motor scooters and motor bikes using the road. Cogliandro also asked that the Public Works Dept. install a speed table on East Mountain Avenue to slow down speeding traffic.
Councillor-at-Large Marc Silvestri requested additional traffic enforcement on Wentworth Street as a matter of public safety. According to Silvestri, drivers are not obeying the “Do Not Enter” sign.
The council also approved the spending of $45,000 from the Community Improvement Trust Fund for radar signs and illuminated stop signs in Ward 5. “I requested this,” said Ward 5 Councillor John Powers. “There are three streets down there – Mills Avenue, Sagamore Street and Rice Avenue – where speeding is horrific. Two of those streets are across from a beach where there are kids and people crossing. I don’t want to see anyone get hurt down there.”
The council also approved a $15,250 appropriation from the Community Improvement Trust Fund for landscaping for the Burbank Street and Dale/Vane Street triangle.
There will be a public hearing on Oct. 30 on Councillor-at-Large Gerry Visconti’s motion to change the name of Unity Avenue to Previte’s Way. “The Previte name has been a staple in Beachmont for some time,” said Visconti. “I remember working for old man Previte when I was 13 years old. It’s a great family and it would be like a ‘thank you’ for all his years in the city.”
The city engineer is also requesting the city rename Whitin Avenue Ext. to Gibson Way.