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Fatal Heart Attack at Selectmen’s Meeting

| March 5, 2014

Milton, MA – The manager of Milton Cab was fatally stricken by an apparent heart attack while waiting to speak at Tuesday’s Selectmen’s meeting.

Chief Richard Wells and Planning Director Bill Clark attended to Vincent (Vinny) Tempesta, 63, of Brockton prior to the arrival of the police, fire and Fallon Ambulance response teams.

Selectmen emptied the meeting room while efforts were made to revive Tempesta and transfer him to the ambulance. Tempesta was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton but was declared dead on arrival.  He had been scheduled to address the board regarding changes in taxi fare rates.

At the  meeting, Planning Director Bill Clark outlined a proposal for a 57-unit affordable housing complex at the site of the former Hendries ice cream plant on Central Avenue and Eliot Streets.

The plan filed by 131 Eliot Street LLC under the state’s Chapter 40B would bypass local zoning as the town does not meet the state’s quota for affordable housing.

Selectmen will hold a public hearing on both the Hendries’ plan and a Chapter 40B proposal for 72 units on Randolph Avenue on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Council on Aging meeting room.

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