Letters to the Editor

Ordinace on placing political signs

Dear Candidates,

On August 2, 2007 the Revere City Council established an Ordinance Relative to Political Signs. A copy of which is on City’s website at Revere.org/electioncommission/electioninformation.

Section B, Timeframe, # 1 “No political sign shall be erected in any residential district until 30 days prior to the date of a Primary or Election.  #2 “No political sign shall be erected in a Business or Industrial District until 45 days from the date of a Primary or Election.”  This year the State Primary is Tuesday, September 9, 2014 therefore political signs should not be posted until July 26, 2014 in a Business area or August 10, 2014 in a residential area.  The Board of Election Commissioners requests all candidates to respect and adhere to the City’s Ordinance.

Board of Election

Commissioners

Metro Mayors Coalition hails passage of gun violence legislation

Dear Editor

The Metro Mayors Coalition, a group of 13 Mayors and city and town managers, thanked the Massachusetts House of Representatives for Wednesday’s passage of House Bill 4278, An Act relative to the reduction of gun violence. The Coalition now urges the Senate to pass the bill.

Reducing violence in Boston-area communities has been a core focus of the Metro Mayors Coalition since its inception 13 years ago. Members applauded the passage.

“Congratulations to Speaker DeLeo and Chairman Naughton for their hard work in passing this vital legislation. Protecting our residents from violence is one of the most important things we do as public officials. This bill provides meaningful and comprehensive reform while protecting lawful gun owner’s rights. Once again, the nation should take the lead from Massachusetts,” Somerville Mayor and Chair of the Metro Mayors Coalition Joseph Curtatone said.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said, “I applaud Speaker DeLeo for his tireless work over the last year to produce sensible gun legislation that will make a lasting and meaningful impact on the Commonwealth. While Massachusetts has some of the strongest gun violence prevention laws in the nation, this is the most significant legislation in a long time and I stand with the Speaker in knowing that more actions like those included in this bill are needed.”

“Thanks to the leadership of Mayor Walsh in addition to Speaker DeLeo, Chairman Naughton, Chairman Linsky, and other members of the House, efforts to prevent the scourge of gun violence have moved forward by leaps and bounds. Between improved background checks, emergency response plans in schools, and increased penalties for gun-related criminal activity, the approaches that this bill takes will make a difference in our communities,” said Chelsea City Manager, and Vice-Chair of the Metro Mayors Coalition, Jay Ash.

•MARTIN J. WALSH

Mayor of Boston

•JOSEPH C. SULLIVAN

Mayor of Braintree

•MEL KLECKNER
Town Administrator of Brookline

•RICHARD C. ROSSI

City Manager of Cambridge

•JAY ASH

City Manager of Chelsea

•CARLO DeMARIA, JR.

Mayor of Everett

•GARY CHRISTENSON

Mayor of Malden

•MICHAEL McGLYNN

Mayor of Medford

•ROBERT J. DOLAN

Mayor of Melrose

•THOMAS P. KOCH

Mayor of Quincy

•DAN RIZZO

Mayor of Revere

•JOSEPH A. CURTATONE

Mayor of Somerville

•JAMES M. McKENNA

Town Manager of Winthrop

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