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SAUGUS Vol. 22, No. 3 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net ~ THE ADVOCATE ASKS ~ Oaklandvale Elementary School Principal Smith talks about Martin Luther King’s legacy and how he embraces it Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy ADVOCATE Published Every Friday 781-233-4446 Friday, January 18, 2019 Tribute to a Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Staff Sgt. DeFranzo, World War II hero, featured in new Saugus Historical Society Calendar THE LEGACY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. -- Oaklandvale Elementary School Principal Michael A. Smith, the first African American principal in the history of Saugus Public Schools, shares a moment with students in the cafeteria. In this week’s “The Advocate Asks,” Smith reflects on the meaning of Martin Luther King Day, a national holiday that will be observed this coming Monday. See interview inside. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) Editor’s Note: With the nation observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, we decided to sit down this week with Oaklandvale Elementary School Principal Michael A. Smith, the first African American principal in the history of Saugus Public Schools. We asked him how he approaches that role, how he views the state of racial and cultural diversity in Saugus Public Schools and what Martin Luther King Jr. Day means to him. Smith, a native of Raleigh, N.C., has been in charge of the Oaklandvale School since last September. He has an extensive background in teaching music and directing arts and musical education programs in an educational career that spans more than two decades. He taught music in the Boston Public Schools for 15 years. He worked three years as the director of arts and academic instruction in the Pentucket Regional School District in West Newbury. Smith was the music and theater director for nearly seven years at Lynn Classical High School. He was also the founding Music Department head for the Boston Arts Academy. ASKS | SEE PAGE 3 ~ Home of the Week ~ EAST BOSTON...Mixed Use Building - Nicely located Store Front with two residential apartments above. Store is leased for $3,000, 3 room, 2 bedroom apartment $1,000. TAW, 4 room, 2 bedroom apartment $1,000. TAW. All separate gas utilities and electric meters, corner lot, according to seller roof approximately 6 years old, water approximately $1,400 per year, insurance $3,000 per year. All rents are below market value - great visibility and opportunity with tons of foot traffi c. Off ered at $895,000. O 335 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-7300 View the interior of this home right on your smartphone. View all our listings at: CarpenitoRealEstate.com HISTORIC SAUGUS TOWN HALL: The 2019 Saugus Historical Society Calendar features this ancient shot of the famous building that’s housed Saugus’ municipal government since it was built in 1875. This one comes from the collection of Marilyn Carlson. George W. Brown, who again was in charge of putting the calendar together, calls it “the best photo” in this year’s production and the oldest photo he’s ever seen of Town Hall. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate) By Mark E. Vogler G eorge W. Brown says he likes to pay the veterans homage whenever he assembles the annual calendar for the Saugus Historical Society. When people turn the page to the month of November this year – which includes the Veterans Day holiday (Nov. 11) – they will find a special dedication to U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Arthur F. DeFranzo. He was the Saugus World War II war hero who received the Medal of Honor posthumously for sacrificing his life to save fellow soldiers. “I never got to meet him because he was killed when I was five years old,” Brown said in an interview this week. “But, I know he was quite a guy. He laid in state at Saugus Town Hall for three days, and he received a military funeral at Riverside Cemetery,” he said. November displays the photo of a collage created by Nick Milo which highlights DeFranzo’s military service, medals and campaign ribbons. It’s on display near the entrance on the first floor of Saugus Town Hall. Brown, a longtime member of the Saugus Historical Society, has been in charge of the calendar for most of the years since 2002. The 2019 calendar – which was produced this week by Park Press Printers in Saugus TRIBUTE TO A MEDAL | SEE PAGE 2 ANGELO’S "Over 40 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2019 Regular Unleaded $2.299 Mid Unleaded $2.699 Super $2.759 Diesel Fuel $2.949 KERO $4.259 Diesel $2.849 FULL SERVE HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS Prices subject to change FLEET

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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, January 18, 2019 Page 3 ASKS | from page 1 While growing up in North Carolina, it was Smith’s mother, a schoolteacher, who influenced his decision to pursue a career as an educator. His dad was in the Air Force. Out of seven children his late parents raised, four are in education. Smith’s sibling educators live In Texas, Delaware and Washington, D.C. Smith received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Winston-Salem State University (1990) in North Carolina. He later received a vocal performance degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2009, he earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Music at Boston. Some highlights of the interview follow. Q: From your perspective, what is the legacy of Martin Luther King? What does Martin Luther King Day mean to you? A: What it means to me is that we are challenged to continue his dream in all facets of our lives. And sometimes that challenge that is welcomed and sometimes the challenge to continue his dream … people feel there is no longer a need for that challenge – that we feel we’ve overcome all racism and overcome all of those things. In some instances we have, and in some instances we haven’t. Q: And what would you say the direction of diversity in Saugus is? A: I think the direction of the diversity in Saugus is progressive. It seems to be welcomed, for the most part. It also appears to be where people are open to it. And I think me working here at Oaklandvale, is, I think a sign that the district is committed to an inclusion of diversity of thought, a diversity of ideas as well as a diversity of personnel. I think Saugus is on the right track for it, and I’m glad to be a part of it. Q: When you were hired, were you aware that you were the first person of color … the first African American to become a principal in the school district? A: Yes, I was made aware of that, and I knew that with that, there were going to come some challenges. But I also knew that with that would come the opportunity to bring forth diverse ideas, diverse thought about subjects, especially around the life and legacy of Dr. [Martin Luther] King, who believed in reaching across the racial gap, and because I work in the school with children, I think that is the best place, because for the most part, kids may not see that. I think seeing a person for their skin color and judging them on that is a learned behavior, and I think I’m in a good position to work with kids to show them that not all people are seen that way. That with thought and reflection, people can actually look and realize and reflect upon themselves and say, “Do I do that, consciously or subconsciously?” And then “How do I move forward from doing that?” So hopefully, being in a school with children, we can have those conversations to help foster that thought. Q: Now when you were hired – how it phrased that …. A: It wasn’t phrased in the hiring. It was made known to me before I accept the position that I would be the first – and how would I feel about it. Dr. DeRuosi [Saugus Public Schools Superintendent David DeRuosi, Jr.] was extremely candid with me and said, “We’re going through this change with the school system, and this is a prime time to start including a lot more diverse thought and ideas, and he’s a big proponent of that, and I respect him for that. And it wasn’t like he said, “You’ll be the first person of color, look out!” He said in a way, “You’re going to be the first person of color. What are some the ideas that you would like to bring?” And he was very good about being a filter, saying “Here’s where we can broach those ideas in the community.” Q: Now, are there teachers in the system … A: Teachers in the system who are of color? Yeah. There are a few at the High School, and I think there may be others at some of the other schools. I haven’t seen them because my world is Oaklandvale. But I’ve seen – when we have the entire district meet early in the year – there were a few there. Q: And how has your first year been so far? A: The first year has been good; the first year has been excellent. I have had to learn how to navigate and bring my ideas across in a way that is not just acceptable, but people can buy into it. Sometimes when people hear new and different ideas that they are not used to, there is some type of pushback. I’ve been lucky to work with a talented staff that has helped me out as to how to phrase things and bring forth ideas that are different than the norm. I’m not saying that my ideas are any better, as I’ve told the staff. I don’t say I come forward with better ideas. I say I come forward with different ideas. “And if there are things that you would like to try yourselves, let’s do it altogether.” There are a few initiatives we are doing. We are doing monthly all-school assemblies, which we call Community Day, and each assembly has a theme. In fact, this month we celebrated Dr. King’s birthday, and today I had a student read a poem. Two young women had created this anti-bulPROGRESS IN DISTRICT DIVERSITY: Oaklandvale Elementary School Principal Michael A. Smith says he’s been well received in Saugus since last fall, when he became the first African American principal in the history of Saugus Public Schools. Smith said he considers it part of his job to champion cultural and racial diversity in the town’s educational community, while embracing the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Saugus Advocate photo by Mark E. Vogler) lying initiative that they programmed and posted around the school: a mindset around anti-bullying. Two of our fourth grade students wrote in their informational writing class how they felt about the legacy of Dr. King, which is very impressive, because that, they did on their own. So I’m in a prime location where students are having these ideas, and I hope that I can give them a vehicle to express those ideas in a forum that celebrates the entire school. Q: So the school district or rather the school community has been fairly welcoming … A: Yes. Q: Open-minded, and I guess, progressive-thinking? A: Progressive thinking. That is the phrase I like to use – progressive thinking – because if thinking is stagnant, it stays the same and there is no room for progress. That’s where ideas become stale and become habit. I like to think progressively where I can say, “Where are we now and where do we want to go?” And then I say, “How do we get to where we want to go?” and “Are we ever where we want to be at?” As a country, we have some challenges, and we are not where we should be, but we’re thankful that we’re not where we used to be. Q: And from growing up in the South, you have been exposed to a lot of … A: I have been exposed to a lot of forms of racism, and I’ve been exposed to forms of racism since I’ve lived here in New England, and I think it has shaped who I am as a person, shaped who I am as an educator and shaped who I am as a person of color who has a leadership role in the school. A lot of those experiences – and some were painful – were all learning experiences. Q: Have you been exposed to any forms of racism in your role? A: As a principal here? No, I have not. No, I haven’t. Q: Which is encouraging? A: It is. 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Last year, Sanderson was named to the Second Team All-USA Today Massachusetts Offensive Football Team; as well as to the Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic teams. He was also named co-MVP of the Commonwealth Athletic Conference. “During my high school career, I rushed for more than 4,300 yards and scored 61 touchdowns,” Sanderson said of breaking the school’s rushing yards record. Peter Rossetti, Jr., secretary of Northeast Metro Tech’s School Committee and the committee’s Saugus representative, congratulated Sanderson during the meeting. The only vocational student on the list, Sanderson said he feels privileged and honored. His mother, Gina, said her son works hard and deserves the recognition. “He has a lot of passion,” she said. A tri-sport athlete, Sanderson is also the captain and left wing of the school’s hockey team Peter Rossetti, Jr., secretary of the School Committee at Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School, congratulated senior Zach Sanderson for his achievements on the school’s football team. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino) and a track-and-field sprinter. Sanderson said none of this comes easily. He noted that he either practices or works out for three hours a day. Sanderson is currently in the school’s HVAC Shop program, and plans to attend Framingham State University or Curry College on a football scholarship. New hires introduced New academic electives and new shop teachers were also introduced during the meeting. Former Revere resident and 2013 graduate Annitasada Mam, a long-term substitute teacher and vocational specialist, was hired as a Metal Fabrication teacher. 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Scuzzarella replied that they spend time discussing U.S. issues in civics classes, and that she’ll take his suggestion under advisement. Since students only had five blocks available last year, Spanish was the only elective that was previously offered, she said. Current teachers will take on teaching these electives, which are funded through a three-year grant. Tara Vocino may be reached at printjournalist1@gmail.com.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, January 18, 2019 Page 5 Saugus author and poet still writing Special to The Advocate S augus author and poet Tom Sheehan – SHS 1947, 31st Infantry Regiment, Korea, 1951-52, Boston College 195256 – has enjoyed a busy year of publication and looks forward to 2019. Pocol Press in Virginia just released his collection of short stories, “Alone, with the Good Graces,” of which the publisher says in the release, “Displaying his usual gift of narrative, Tom Sheehan again embarks on a journey of storytelling excellence. Two dozen tales herein explore the destructive power of war, cops and robbers, fables, and family reminiscences. Sheehan, almost through his 91st year, devotes time each day to create.” The next release from that publisher will be “Jock Poems for Proper Bostonians,” a collection of poetry especially for sports fans. Concurrent with those efforts are other books: “Small Victories for the Soul VII: poems & thoughts” from Wilderness House Literary Review and “Beneath My Feet this Earth Slips into the Far-end of Another’s Telescope,” which is in submission status. Sheehan has published 37 books (the 38th is near, the above-mentioned “Jock Poems for Proper Bostonians”), and he has multiple works in many magazines and Internet sites. Literary Stories in UK has posted 75 of his stoASKS | from page 3 around the world with different cultures and different races, and that has prepared me to go into environments where I may not see anyone who looks like me. I may not see anybody who has my shared experiences, so I continue to hope that people will reach out and say “What are your experiences like?” To give me that forum to answer. People generally don’t like you to come in and say it’s all about me, me, me. I come in and my initial thought is to say “Tell me about you.” By me wanting to learn about them, they will want to learn about me. As opposed to a person coming in and saying “Here’s everything about me.” I’d rather have them ask for the information they want rather me coming in and telling them something they may not want to hear, which I’ve had that happen. Q: Actually, it’s very encouraging in the first half year – since September – that it has been a welcoming experience for you. A: Yes. I can say that. Q: Anything else that you would like to share as we look ment for more than 40 years. He brought an extraordinary wit, humor, and devotion to the language and raised the teaching threshold to an art form. He read what you wrote, heard what you said, understood what you meant. He served in the Navy in World War II. Burns and Sheehan were editors of two sold-out books on Saugus: “A Gathering of Memories” and “Of Time and the River.” It was John Burns who said, “Memories bring us as a heightened vision of Saugus, our Saugus, your Saugus, for us to know it for the first time, its longtime residents, ghosts, heroes, and families; One may never go back home, but the Saugus of John Burns remains a safe harbor for dearest friends, those who have chosen to stay, those who have passed on for their memories remain.” SNOW BLOWER SALES, SERVICE & REPAIRS Pickup/Delivery Available 781-289-6466 ries. He’s received 16 Pushcart nominations, six Best of Net nominations with one winner, and other writers’ awards during his career. The acknowledgment to “Small Victories for the Soul VII” says: This book is dedicated to the memory of John Burns, an icon in Saugus High School as head of the English Departahead toward Martin Luther King Day, and what you are trying to accomplish with the district in this regard? A: I just want to say that I’ve been to an amazing assembly this morning, and some of the students, they hear about these things and come to me and talk about things they have ASKS | SEE PAGE 9 www.reverealuminumwindow.com We are proud to offer treatment options tailored specifically to you and your teeth in the most comprehensive, caring and relaxed setting. Come explore and build your healthy beautiful smile with us. On Route 1, inside Eastern Bank building 605 Broadway, #301 (3rd Saugus, MA 01906 Floor) www.BostonNorthDental.com 781-233-6844 • Restorative Dentistry • Cosmetic Dentistry • Implant Restorations • Zoom Whitening • Teeth in a Day - All on 6 • Invisalign • CEREC crowns (single visit crowns) • Root Canal Treatment Dr. Bhavisha Patel, Dr. Bruce Goldman, Dr. Priti Amlani and team

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That’s part of $60,000 of an original $100,000 donation in 2018 to DonorsChoose.org to fund handwriting projects and classroom requests that will reach 5,500 students nationwide. DonorsChoose.org is a nonprofit organization and crowdfunding platform that vets teacher requests and allows individuals and companies to donate directly to public school classroom projects. “BIC is honored to fund your project,” said the notification email Lopez received in response to her essay that was titled “Left to Right, Top to Bottom!” “Thank you for all that you do to foster a better future for your students! Supporting educational initiatives, such as this project, is important to BIC and we are proud that through this funding we are ‘Writing the Future’!” In her essay, Lopez described her students as “thirsty for knowledge, interested, need support, demonstrators, eager, readers, great helpers, articulate, revved up, technologically savvy, engineers, and they are neighborly!” “I do not teach in the most affluent of communities, but my families are rich with enthusiasm,” she noted. “I work hard during the day with my students and can say, with conviction that the families of my students work just as hard at home.” Teacher already notices improvements Founded in 2000 by a Bronx history teacher, DonorsChoose.org has raised $765,143,591 for America’s classrooms, according to a press release announcing the grant for Lopez’s project. “Teachers come to DonorsChoose.org to request the materials and experiences they need most for their classrooms, and donors give to the projects that inspire them,” the press release says. “To date, 3,513,852 people and partners have funded 1,296,157 projects on the site, reaching 31,389,918 students and making DonorsChoose.org the leading platform for supporting U.S. public schools.” Lopez, a Chelmsford native who lives there, is a 1999 graduate of Mansfield High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at the University of MassachusettsAmherst (2003). She received her Master’s Degree in Education from UMass-Amherst in TEACHER’S ESSAY | SEE PAGE 12

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, January 18, 2019 Page 7 “We saved the house” Deputy Fire Chief D’Eon credits quick response as key to limiting property loss stopping this fire and minimizing the damage to the house. We were able to hold the fire in check,” he said. “The garage also received a moderate amount of damage, but we were able to save that. We had some challenging conditions to deal with. It was cold and the wind picked up. We had some water supply problems initially, but it didn’t hamper our extinguishing efforts,” he said. SAVED THE HOUSE | SEE PAGE 13 BEDROOMS *Inventory Clearance Sale* Deputy Fire Chief Thomas D’Eon Jr., at left, guides his firefighters following a two-alarm garage/house fire at 21 Cleveland Ave. on Monday morning. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino) By Mark E. Vogler F ire officials estimate that a two-alarm fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to a single family home at 21 Cleveland St. on Monday (Jan. 14). But the old-style 1940 house, valued at $361,000, could have been a total loss had it occurred at night or if the occupants were away from home at the time the blaze was discovered, according to Saugus Fire Department Deputy Chief Thomas D’Eon Jr. “There was serious damage, but we saved the house from being a total loss,” Deputy Chief D’Eon told The Saugus Advocate this week. “But a fast notification, a fast response and a fast knockdown saved the house. Everyone who responded did a great job. They did everything perfectly. It was Save Up To 70% Off, Everything Must Go! Saugus firefighters use hose lines to extinguish hot spots after Monday’s two-alarm fire at 21 Cleveland Ave. in which a firefighter suffered an arm strain, according to Fire Chief Michael Newbury. great execution,” D’Eon said. The first alarm sounded at 11:12 a.m. after a father who lives in the house noticed smoke coming from the back of the house, alerted his adult son to evacuate and then called emergency 911. Capt. Richard Porter was the incident commander. D’Eon and Fire Chief Michael Newbury responded to the scene. They sounded a second alarm, drawing in mutual aid from the Lynn, Malden, Melrose, Stoneham and Wakefield fire departments. Cause of fire undetermined D’Eon, who worked with the Firefighters opened windows and doors for ventilation after Monday’s two-alarm fire in this home at 21 Cleveland Ave. state Fire Marshal’s Office in an investigation into the blaze, could not determine a cause for the fire. There was extensive smoke and water damage throughout the house. Officials believe the origin of the fire was outside the house, between the garage and addition that was being built on. The fire had burned through the addition and was extending into the interior of the house. Two of the exterior windows shattered from the heat, allowing the fire to spread into the addition. But crews from Saugus Engine 1 ran a line through the front door and into the interior of the house to keep the fire from spreading further, according to D’Eon. “We initially thought the fire The back porch and kitchen area sustained heavy charring after a two-alarm fire broke out in a Cleveland Avenue home on Monday. The back of the house is scorched. was further along than it actually was,” D’Eon said. “But when we went to the second floor, there was no extension. Working with the mutual aid companies, we did a great job in Friday, January 25 at 8 PM The Return of... VINYL GROOVE Saturday, January 26 at 8 PM DJ LOGIK Dance to all the Hits of Yesterday and Today! MONDAY'S SHUCK! $1.00 Oysters Book Your Special Events With Us! Call 781-629-3798 SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET Only $19.95 / 11am-2pm Featuring Al Whitney Jazz Band BOOK YOUR NEXT FUNCTION WITH US * GIFT CARDS AMPLE FREE www.marinaatthewharf.com 543 North Shore Rd. Revere 781-629-3798 PARKING AMAZING WATER VIEWS $99.95 Twin Serta Mattress Special Bunk Beds, Loft Beds, Futons, Day Beds, Trundle & Storage Beds 88 Newbury St, Peabody, MA 01960 - 978-535-6421 Interest Free Financing www.bedrooms1.com Hours: M - F 10-8 pm | SAT 9-6 PM | SUN 11-6 PM

Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, January 18, 2019 Sachems hockey’s unbeaten streak halted in 4-1 loss to Falcons By Greg Phipps T he Saugus High School hockey team was on a modest roll, having gone 3-0-1 over its previous four contests before Saturday’s home Northeastern Conference (NEC) tilt against the Danvers Falcons at Kasabuski Memorial Rink. There the unbeaten stretch came to a halt, as the Falcons emerged victorious by a 4-1 count. The Sachems were coming off a 4-1 win at Marblehead earlier in the week but found themselves behind early on Saturday when a defensive turnover led to a 1-0 Danvers advantage. It became a 2-0 contest early in the second period as the visitors tallied on a power play. An incident in which punches were thrown led to the ejection of Saugus’s Dante McGrane and a Danvers player. Adam Rodrigues brought the Sachems to within one by getting to a loose puck and scoring with just under six minutes left in the second period. That would be it, however, as the Falcons netted the final two scores of the contest. The loss dropped the Sachems to 4-3-3. They had a home game against Beverly on Wednesday and play at Winthrop on Saturday. “We have to get refocused and come back to work,” Saugus head coach Jeff Natalucci told the press after the loss. “We have to get back to work on Monday and Tuesday and have two good days because Beverly’s going to come in here trying to knock us off. It’s a fight every night in this conference.” Saugus defenseman Dom Paolo and his teammates saw their four-game unbeaten streak come to an end against Danvers on Saturday. (Advocate photo by Greg Phipps) WE WORK FOR YOU! * Have your car repaired by Real Manufacturer Certiified Technicians * An I-CAR GOLD CLASS SHOP Highest Certificate in the Repair Industry * Premier Insurance Co. Collision Repair Shop for Geico, Liberty Mutual, Metlife, Progressive and more! * Over 30 Years of putting families back on the Road Safe & Fast! * ATLAS Stands Behind All Repairs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty 1605 North Shore Road, Revere * 781-284-1200 Visit us at: www.AtlasAutobody.com or call (781) 284-1200 to schedule your appointment today!

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, January 18, 2019 Page 9 Lady Sachems basketball team reaches .500 mark By Greg Phipps M any players got into the act as the Saugus girls’ basketball team defeated Gloucester, 51-28, last Friday to raise their record to .500 for the season. Ten members of the team made the scoring column in the victory. Guard Alessia Salzillo led the way with 12 points, followed by Taylor Bogdanski with 11 and Molly Granara with nine. Giving solid defensive efforts were Kiley Ronan, Fallon Miller and Alana Aldred. Saugus boys collect first victory A fter falling short in most of their games, the Saugus boys got a 26-point performance from Christian Correia and rolled to a 66-47 win on Monday over Matignon High School in Cambridge. Also contributing on the scoresheet were Mason Nickolas with 12 points and Michael Bertrand with 11, which included three 3-pointers. Head coach Mark Bertrand said, “It felt great. I was really happy for the kids. They’ve been working really hard. We’ve had close games reASKS | from page 5 learned. I like the fact that we had that assembly today where students have to showcase their learning in front of the entire school. I’m not sure if other schools in the district do it, but I want Oaklandvale to do it – to where people can look and say “they are having the discussions at Oaklandvale. They are exposing the kids to a diverse curriculum, to diverse trains of thought, to diverse ideas – not just racially, but culturally. We have coming up in the spring a cultural night, where culcently with Revere, Peabody and Gloucester. They played 32 minutes [against Matignon] and I couldn’t be happier for them.” The last of the previous three close losses was a 70-47 road defeat at the hands of Gloucester last Friday. The final score does not reveal the fact that it was a tight contest heading into the final quarter. The Sachems trailed 47-40 after three periods but were outscored 23-7 over the last eight minutes. Saugus trailed 35-26 at halftime and fought hard tures – I’m trying to get local businesses that are Brazilian, Chinese, Latino, Cuban, Italian – all the cultures that are represented here at Oaklandvale … I’m looking to have a night where we can come and have restaurants bring in their food, and the students and staff and parents and community can come in. I’m looking to have flags of all of the countries. I’m asking students to wear their cultural attire, from a country where they wear a certain type of wardrobe, and to share something that’s of them. In a school when they come here, to edge closer after three periods. But an early 12-4 Gloucester surge put the contest out of reach with about five minutes remaining. Correia netted 21 points to lead the Sachems. Jake Morgante poured home 10 points and Nickolas contributed eight. Other players to make the scoring column were Michael Bertrand, Jason Castillo, Nick Israelson and Brendan McCabe with two points each. The 1-8 Sachems are set to play at Danvers this Friday night (Jan. 18). they wear jeans or a hoodie and everyone is the same. But I’m looking for them to come in with their cultural differences and say who they are. I think kids can learn from that. Q: That sounds like a unique thing for Saugus. A: I’m hearing that. So even, like, if some kids are from the Middle East, some kids have Italian or Irish descent, or kids are from Africa or Vietnam, that they can come and talk about what they or who they are culturally. Talk about their foods. ASKS | SEE PAGE 11 Saugus improved to 5-5 with the win. The Sachems enjoyed a week off before hosting Danvers on Friday (Jan. 18 – scheduled 7 p.m. varsity tipoff). Saugus guard Alessia Salzillo dropped in 12 points to help lead the Sachem girls to a 23-point victory over Gloucester last Friday.

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, January 18, 2019 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS By Mark Vogler H ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus. “For a Safer Saugus” For those Saugus residents who want to weigh in on the issue to lower speed limits on local streets, there is another public hearing set for next Wednesday’s (Jan. 23) Board of Selectmen’s meeting at 7 p.m. The board will accept public testimony before deciding whether to reduce the speed limit to 25 miles per hour for Central Street. This proposal was supposed to be considered at last week’s meeting when the board voted 4-0 to reduce the speed limit for Main and Essex Streets and Lincoln Avenue. But an advertisement for that meeting left Central Street off the list. So, that’s why the issue is scheduled for its own public hearing. If you want to sound off about other streets at the meeting, selectmen won’t allow you to talk. However, citizens can have their say at the two sessions reserved for citizen comments. But don’t expect selectmen to approve any more speed limit reductions until late April, after the town receives the final report of an ongoing speed limit analysis. Protect the children Amy Melton, head of the Children’s Department at the Saugus Public Library, has been having some communication with an injury-prevention specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital. She wants to set up a special seminar aimed at keeping kids safe from traffic in the streets. “We are seeing a lot of children being hit by cars in the Greater Boston community and I’d like to do everything I can to prevent these,” Cassandra Slater wrote in a recent email to Melton. “I have a workshop in mind for kids from 3-8 years old. We would read ‘Clifford Takes a Walk’ and talk about all of the important aspects of pedestrian safety and road safety, including: “Walking in low light and bad weather and making yourself seen by cars. “Using crosswalks “Watching for cars “Parking lot safety “Introduction to traffic signs and lights and what they mean for walkers “After the book and interactive lecture, we could set up a craft for the kids to do that’s associated with the concept of road safety. This is an important topic to introduce children to,” Slater wrote. Melton agreed. “I’m interested in hosting this program. I see kids run ahead of adults all the time,” Melton said. “We often get young children here in the mornings, but although they may be young, I think a program aimed at the parents indirectly would be helpful,” she said. No specific plans have been made yet. Stay tuned. Mixing popcorn and donuts Kane’s Handcrafted Donuts issued an interesting press release this week – announcing an unusual flavored donut to celebrate National Popcorn Day, which is scheduled for Saturday (Jan. 19). For one day only, Kane’s will selling a Sea Salted Caramel Corn Donut. “The donut will feature popcorn from Salem’s POPPED! Gourmet Popcorn and is available for one-day-only at both Kane’s locations,” the press release noted. “The Salted Caramel Corn Donut is a yeast style donut with a caramel frosting and topped with POPPED!’s famous Sea Salted Caramel popcorn – delicious, rich caramel with an additional kiss from the ocean.” If you like donuts and Sea Salted Caramel popcorn, this could turn out to be a very tasty treat. Holiday trash delay The Town of Saugus announces that the trash and recycling collection will run on a one-day delay from Tuesday, January 22, through Saturday, January 26 due to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There will be no collection on Monday, January 21, due to the holiday. Services will then resume on a one-day delay from Tuesday, January 22, through Saturday, January 26. Residents whose collection day falls on Monday will be collected on Tuesday. Collection will continue to run on a one-day delay for the remainder of the week. The compost site will be open tomorrow (Saturday, January 19) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Town of Saugus would like to thank everyone for their cooperation. Please contact Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Lorna Cerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions. Helping Chelsea Soldiers’ Home Eleanor Gallo, president of Saugus American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 210, wants readers to know about a successful project to help some needy veterans. “The Saugus American Legion Auxiliary Unit 210 gathered together over 234 articles of new clothing and gifts that were then donated to the Chelsea Soldiers Home annual Christmas Shoppe,” Eleanor wrote recently in an email to us. “Included were 38 hand crochet and knitted lap robes and afghans. American Legion Posts and Units throughout Essex County participate in this annual event. “The residents at Chelsea Soldiers Home have the opportunity to Christmas shop for free for their family and friends. They are assisted at choosing ‘gifts’, then have them wrapped and tagged in festive paper by volunteers. This Auxiliary also sponsors bingo parties with cash prizes and refreshments on a regular basis.” Budget transparency at the Roby School Saugus Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr. kept his word by making available on Tuesday (Jan. 15) copies of his proposed School Department Budget for the 2020 fiscal year that begins on July 1. Indeed, that is progress in fiscal transparency. So, anyone who is interested in getting a copy of the superintendent’s spending plan should drop by the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, 23 Main St. between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Hopefully, the School Department will post it on the School Department website. That will make it accessible for folks who work during the day or who can’t get down to Saugus Center. Xmas tree disposal dates The Town of Saugus announces that Christmas trees will be collected curbside throughout the entire month of January at no cost to residents. Residents may dispose of their Christmas Trees on their regularly scheduled collection day for the next several weeks. Trees should be left near trash and recycling barrels/bins. The last week to dispose of Christmas Trees will be the week of January 28 through February 1, on your regularly scheduled collection day. The Town of Saugus would like to thank everyone for their cooperation. Please contact Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator Lorna Cerbone at 781-231-4036 with any questions. Volunteer for your town Here’s another opportunity to get involved in local government. The Saugus Board of Selectmen is accepting applications for appointment to the Board of Directors for Saugus’s cable television station. These are volunteer/nonpaid positions for Saugus residents. Anyone interested should submit a letter of interest and resume no later than Jan. 16, 2019, to the Saugus Board of Selectmen, Saugus Town Hall, Suite 4, 298 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906. Main Attractions at the Saugus Public Library There’s always something interesting or entertaining going on at the Saugus Public Library – for people of all ages – from young children to senior citizens. Here are a few events to check out: Friendship Storytime on Fridays continues. This special program for children which begins at 9:30 a.m. is sponsored by the Coordinated Family Community Engagement Grant. It can help parents nurture their child’s social and early literacy skill with structured storytime. Keeping Us in Stitches returned recently. It will continue every second and third Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.; Grade 2 and up, and older children can learn to sew using needle, thread (and maybe a sewing machine) with teachers Miss Joyce and Miss Margie. Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten Playgroup! This program sponsored by the Coordinated Community Engagement Grant runs from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays. It’s recommended for children ages three through five. Cozy Hot Cocoa Story Time With Kelly is set for Thursday, Jan. 24, at 3:30 p.m. This program is for ages four and older. Enjoy a story, craft and yummy hot cocoa. A Lego Animation Workshop is set for Thursday, Jan. 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. This is for Grade 6 and up. Please sign up because space is required. Empow Studios expert instructors will work with participants to develop storytelling skills, learn animation software and capture the action of their Lego movies. Once the movies are complete, they will be available to take home to share with family and friends. Contact the Saugus Public Library at 781231-4168 for more details. Mad Science of Boston: Dry Ice Capades! Science Workshop on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required for children ages five through 12. Have you ever wondered how water is able to change into ice, or even steam? Come learn to manipulate matter in all three states! Melt metal in boiling water and freeze water with just a breath of dry ice! Homework helpers at the library The Saugus Public Library is again offering tutoring and homework help twice a week to the town’s elementary school students. Members of the Junior National Honor Society from the Belmonte Middle School will work with students in the library’s Community Room on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3 to 5 p.m. Under the program, which has received rave reviews in town, the elementary school students get help while the Belmonte students get credits for community service. The library again will be partnering with the Belmonte Middle School to offer free, drop-in homework help in the Community Room to Saugus elementary school students to help foster strong academic and study skills outside of school hours. No registration is required, but students must be signed in/out by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must remain on library grounds while the student is receiving homework assistance pursuant to an unaccompanied minors policy. This program is open to students in grades K-5. The subjects students can get help with are math, science, grammar, reading, social studies and geography and more. Hey parents, here’s some help if you child needs it. Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would like to share with The Saugus Advocate? I’m always interested in your feedback. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for The Advocate Asks interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@ comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15to 20-minute interview at a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coffee.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, January 18, 2019 Page 11 ASKS | from page 9 Talk about what it’s like to be in a family where you come to school and all of the kids say the Pledge of Allegiance and we have chicken nuggets for lunch and we all do math – but when they go home, there may be some cultural difference where it’s almost like a separate world. I’m hoping that kids can learn about each other, so kids who never had an Irish dinner can share what it’s like to have that, and kids that have a certain kind of dish that they are used to having, kids or parents can come and try it. “Here’s an Irish dinner. Why is it called an Irish dinner? Here’s why.” And here’s a kid from Vietnam with a Vietnamese dish, so what’s that like? So kids, family and everybody can learn from that. Q: Have you been approached by your colleagues or peers in the district for some advice on how to make better connections racially and socially? A: I have at the High School. I worked with a class at the High School. I went over and visited and talked with the class, and I’m looking to do more of that. I have already talked with Dr. DeRuosi about that. I’ve done one workshop that revolved around explicit and implicit bias. I want to take that a little further with parents and teachers. We need to have these discussions, and I’m part of a national organization and I’m a clinician and I go into school and I talk with staffs and I talk with students. I’ve done it in San Francisco State. I’ve done it out of Texas. I’ve done it in different communities around Massachusetts, where I talk about equality and diversity, and the conversations that we need to have, especially in this political climate, are hard conversations, but they’re meaningful. But I like for people to bring their authentic selves, because these are conversations that we encounter every day, but we don’t talk about it. I’m trying to open up a dialogue. That’s all I can do. Q: Anything else that you would like to share? A: I think Dr. King’s dream is an ongoing dream. I think it’s shared by a lot of vocal people as well as people on the sidelines. I appreciate the fact that you have come in and asked and wanted to hear about these issues, and I’m hoping that other people can come in and start the conversations that need to be had, because a lot of people don’t have them. I’d love to be involved and give people the opportunity to come in and have these hard, challenging conversations about these extremely meaningful and extremely important things that we do every day. Looking for a home loan? WE ’RE HERE TO DO RIGHT BY YOU . FIXED RATE MORT G AGES— NO POINTS . 15 YEAR 30 YEAR 3.990% R ATE 4.500% R ATE EVERETT – 419 BROADWAY LYNNFIELD – 7 7 1 SALEM STREET 61 7-38 7 - 1 1 10 4.075% APR* 4.549% APR* Learn more about our rates at EVERETTBANK . COM *Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is effective January 8, 2019 and is subject to change. All rates and APR’s are calculated based on a $250,000 loan for an owner-occupied single family dwelling with a 20% down payment. Rates are also based on Loan to Value and credit scores. The monthly principal and interest payment for a 15 Year fixed rate mortgage is $7.39 per $1,000 borrowed. The monthly principal and interest payment for a 30 Year fixed rate mortgage is $5.07 per $1,000 borrowed. Payments do not include taxes and insurance. Your payment may be greater if the loan is secured by a first lien. Loans are subject to credit approval. NMLS #443050. Member FDIC Member SIF

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, January 18, 2019 TRIBUTE TO A MEDAL | from page 2 the stage of the second floor auditorium at Saugus Town Hall. There’s also a postcard from Brown’s collection that shows the Red Coach Grill and Bar as it stood on the corner of Route 1 and Lynn Fells Parkway, where Kelly’s Restaurant sets today. The calendar includes two old photos of the Saugus Fire Station. One of them has a horse-drawn fire carriage out in front of the fire station. Another shows antique cars and fire trucks in front of the Central Fire Station. Another photograph features the old Saugus High School band. Child Tax Credit Under The New Tax Act the credit is not otherwise allowed and for each qualifying relative. An example might be a parent whom you are caring for or a child who happens to be age 17 or older at the end of calendar year 2018. 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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, January 18, 2019 Page 13 S by Jim Miller Could You Have Glaucoma? Dear Savvy Senior, What are the warning signs for glaucoma? My 65-year-old brother lost some of his vision because of it but never had a clue anything was wrong. Could I be at risk too? Concerned Sister Dear Concerned, It’s called the “silent thief of sight” for a reason. With no early warning signs or pain, most people that have glaucoma don’t realize it until their vision begins to deteriorate. Here’s what you should know. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can damage the optic nerve and cause vision loss and blindness if it’s not treated. This typically happens because the fluids in the eye don’t drain properly, causing increased pressure in the eyeball. There are two main types of glaucoma, but the most common form that typically affects older people is called openangle glaucoma. This disease develops very slowly when the eye’s drainage canals become clogged over time, leading to blind spots in the peripheral or side vision. By the time you notice it, the permanent damage is already done. Are You at Risk? It’s estimated that more than 3 million Americans have glaucoma today, but that number is expected to surge to more than 4 million by 2030. If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, you’re at increased risk of developing it. • Are you African American, Hispanic/Latino American or Asian American? • Are you over age 60? • Do you have an immediate family member with glaucoma? • Do you have diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, migraines or extreme nearsightedness? • Have you had a past eye injury? • Have you used corticosteroids (for example, eye drops, pills, inhalers, and creams) for long periods of time? What to Do Early detection is the key to guarding against glaucoma. So if you’re age 40 or older and have any of the previously listed risk factors (especially if you’re African American), you need to get a comprehensive eye examination every year or two. Or, if you notice some loss of peripheral vision, get to the eye doctor right away. If you are a Medicare beneficiary, annual eye examinations are covered for those at high risk for glaucoma. Or if you don’t have vision coverage, check into EyeCare America, a national program that provides free glaucoma eye exams and there are no income requirements. Visit EyeCareAmerica.org or call 877-887-6327 to learn more. While there’s currently no cure for glaucoma, most cases can be treated with prescription eye drops, which reduce eye pressure and can prevent further vision loss. It cannot, however, restore vision already lost from glaucoma. If eye drops don’t work, your doctor may recommend oral medication, laser treatments, incisional surgery or a combination of these methods. For more information on glaucoma, visit the National Eye Institute at NEI.nih.gov, and the Glaucoma Research Foundation at Glaucoma.org. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book. Saugus Police blocked off traffic in both directions to allow for fire operations at a two-alarm house fire at the intersection of Jefferson and Cleveland Avenues on Monday morning. - LEGAL NOTICE - COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS PROBATE COURT ESSEX, SS Docket No. ES13P2962GD To Robert Motherway & Ann Carozza of Saugus, MA, in the County of Essex, and all persons interested in the Guardianship of Jonathan Motherway of Saugus, MA, in the County of Essex, a minor: A petition has been presented to said Court by Laura Motherway, of Revere, MA in the County of Suffolk, as she is the mother of said minor child who is under permanent guardianship of Robert Motherway & Ann Carozza of Saugus, MA in the County of Essex and is requesting for an order from this Court for Unsupervised Visitation of said minor child, Jonathan Motherway of Saugus, MA, in the County of Essex, for the reasons as set forth and as prayed for in said petition. If you desire to object thereto you or your attorney should file a written appearance in said Court at Salem before ten o’clock in the forenoon on the 11th day of February 2019. Witness, JENNIFER M. RIVERA ULWICK, Esquire, First Judge of said Court, this 2nd day of January 2019. PAMELA CASEY O’BRIEN REGISTER JANUARY 18, 2019 - LEGAL NOTICE - COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS PROBATE COURT ESSEX, SS. Docket No. ES13P2961GD To Robert Motherway & Ann Carozza of Saugus, MA, in the County of Essex, and all persons interested in the Guardianship of Kevin Dorman of Saugus, MA, in the County of Essex, a minor: A petition has been presented to said Court by Laura Motherway, of Revere, MA in the County of Suffolk, as she is the mother of said minor child who is under permanent guardianship of Robert Motherway & Ann Carozza of Saugus, MA in the County of Essex and is requesting for an order from this Court for Unsupervised Visitation of said minor child, Kevin Dorman of Saugus, MA, in the County of Essex, for the reasons as set forth and as prayed for in said petition. If you desire to object thereto you or your attorney should file a written appearance in said Court at Salem before ten o’clock in the forenoon on the 11th day of February 2019. Witness, JENNIFER M. RIVERA ULWICK, Esquire, First Judge of said Court, this 2nd day of January 2019. 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