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Page 2 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022 Everett Cultural Council seeking additional members M ayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that the City of Everett is actively seeking applicants to join the Cultural Council. This opportunity might interest individuals who support and take interest in the programs throughout the city oriented towards the arts, humanities and recreation. The Cultural Council creates opportunities for funding that allow residents to host events pertaining to the above subjects. Members will be appointed by the Mayor and will serve for a three-year term. Members are allowed a maximum of two consecutive terms as Cultural Council volunteers (total of six years) and may serve again after a one-year break. “As Mayor, it has always been important for me to make sure that my administration offers a variety of cultural programs, events, and opportunities for our residents. Funding from these grants will allow the City to continue to build upon its cultural needs,” said DeMaria. Culture and arts are an important part of our community, and the grants allow us to host events such as exhibits, festivals, field trips and short-term artist residencies, as well as performances in schools, lectures and workshops. DeMaria continues to integrate arts and culture into the community, and the Everett Cultural Council will help with this task immensely. Those seeking to apply can contact Deanna Deveney at Deanna.deveney@ ci.everett.ma.us. For more information on the Everett Cultural Council, visit https://massculturalcouncil.org/local-council/ everett/. EPD donates $4,300 to Children’s Hospital The Everett Police Department recently donated $4,300 to Boston Children’s Hospital as part of the department’s No Shave charity event series. Police Chief Steve Mazzie is shown holding the check for the Children’s Hospital. (Photo Courtesy of the Everett Police Department)

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022 Page 3 EPS not fazed by Omicron T Students return from winter break on schedule By Christopher Roberson threat of our time.” Speaking about Omicron eachers and students in the Everett Public Schools returned to the classroom, as planned, on January 3, despite the latest surge in COVID-19 cases triggered by the Omicron variant. “While DESE [Department of Elementary and Secondary Education] provided districts with the option of taking a ‘snow day’ that could be added to the end of the school year, we joined the vast majority of Massachusetts school districts in reopening,” said Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani. “Our teachers and building leaders were nimble in responding to challenges and our educators continue to do amazing work under less than ideal conditions. Our primary goal as a school system is to continue with uninterrupted in-person teaching and learning, because we know that is what is best for our students and families. However, we continue to monitor case counts, absences and staffing on a daily basis, as we also know that COVID-19 is capable of prevailing over our best intentions.” Four days earlier, Merrie Najimy, president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA), called upon Governor Charlie Baker and Education Commissioner Jeffrey Riley to keep school districts closed to allow time for staff to be tested for the virus. In response, Baker and Riley refused to keep schools closed; however, they gave districts the option to remain closed if necessary. Only eight districts throughout the state did not open on January 3. “If there were a blizzard on Sunday evening, nobody would question the wisdom of declaring Monday a snow day,” said Najimy. In addition, she said DESE’s “last-minute scramble” to provide educators with 200,000 test kits was unacceptable. “This decision, made without consultation with educators’ unions and local stakeholders, is one more example of the failure of the Baker administration to get it right,” she said. “Plans for testing of this magnitude should have been communicated well in advance of schools closing for the winter break. We are tired of BandAid approaches from Baker and Riley when it comes to facing the biggest public health itself, Dr. Daniel Rauch, chief of Pediatric Medicine at Tufts Children’s Hospital, said that while this is a milder strain of the virus, it is by far much more contagious. “We’re seeing a lot more spread,” said Rauch, adding that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved COVID-19 booster shots for children ages 12 and older and that the vaccine is now available for children ages five and older. “It’s clear that vaccination protects people.” However, Rauch said a greater effort is needed to ensure that school buildings are properly ventilated. “We have not invested in keeping our kids safe in schools,” he said. Dr. Vandana Madhavan, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, said the mutating spike protein is what makes Omicron more transmissible than the other variants. The situation continues to be compounded by influenza and other respiratory illnesses thus, pushing hospitals throughout the state to the breaking point. “The hospitals are really full; they’ve been full for months,” said Madhavan. In addition, she said young children could contract Omicron and be asymptomatic. “The average five-year-old is going to be at a much lower risk of being symptomatic,” said Madhavan. However, she said reopening the schools on January 3 was the right decision. “Opening the schools in a safe manner was absolutely the way to go,” said Madhavan. “School is the best place for children; they’ve had so much of their lives disrupted already.” Mayor asking for MLK video submissions M ayor Carlo DeMaria invites residents to participate in the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. video montage by submitting a 10-20 second video of you either alone or with family/friends reading, showing, signing, or using a creative way to demonstrate the MLK quote that resonates and is most meaningful to you. All submissions must be sent to Deanna Deveney, Director of Communications at Deanna.Deveney@ci.everett.ma.us by Tuesday, January 11 by 5 p.m. Please include your first name and last initial in the subject of the email. When taking the video please hold the camera horizontal, increase the volume, and be creative.

Page 4 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022 Mayor outlines next four years H By Mayor Carlo DeMaria appy New Year to all my fellow Everett residents. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost two years later and we continue to have to change our celebrations due to COVID. I’m sorry that we didn’t have a chance to celebrate this occasion together as a community, but I hope that we will have that chance in the near future. I would like to thank State Senator Sal DiDomenico and State Representative Joe McGonagle for joining our inaugural celebration. Thank you to our clergy who asked that those of us who are being sworn-in have the grace and the guidance to lead our community with strength, wisdom and compassion. Thank you to my fellow elected offi cials for your willingness to embark upon this next chapter of service to our City and for your commitment to doing what is in the best interest of all our residents. And most importantly, thank credible opportunity. When I think of how fortuyou to all of our residents for the faith and support you have shown all of us who you have chosen to represent you. The confi dence and trust you have placed in us is truly humbling. I don’t know if there is anyone who is more humbled by the honor to serve than I am. It is not lost on me how signifi cant and historic it is that I am embarking on an unprecedented sixth term as Mayor of the great City of Everett. I think it is important for you to know that I have been refl ecting on what it means to have this innate I have been to serve as an elected offi cial in my hometown for over 30 years, and when I think back to how I got here my thoughts always start with my family. The most important lessons I have learned in my life started with the values and principles instilled in me by my parents. I would like to thank my father and mother for continuing to inspire me every day and for being living examples of what it means to work hard, to build a strong family and to care about others in your community by thinking about your Jackson named to Dean’s List at Stonehill College E ASTON, Mass. – Jacob Jackson of Everett was named to the Dean’s List at Stonehill College for the fall 2021 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have a grade point average of 3.50 or better. neighbors as you would members of your own family. Thank you for your love and support. I have tried to follow the wonderful example set by my parents as I have raised my own children Carlo, Caroline and Alexandra. Being your father is the most important job that I will ever have. You have spent most of your lives, and in the case of my youngest daughter, Alex, your whole life, as members of a very public family. Growing up in these times is hard enough for young people, let alone when you do it with the added complication of having a father who is in a high-profi le position. I am inspired by the maturity and poise each of you continue to show at such young ages. I am grateful for the understanding that you have shown by allowing me to continue to be in public service and for the sacrifi ces that you have made along MAYOR | SEE PAGE 12 Councilman Matewsky honored For his service as City Council President, Wayne Matewsky was honored to receive a chair during the last City Council meeting of 2021. Presenting the chair were Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro (left) and Ward 4 Councillor Jimmy Tri Le. Matewsky has been an elected offi cial for more than 40 years, starting in 1981, and will be representing Ward 1 in 2022. (Courtesy Photo) A trusted family name combined with exceptional craftsmanship & professionalism. Call for a consultation & quote. 63 Years! • Vinyl Siding • Carpentry Work • Decks • Roofing • Replacement Windows • Free Estimates • Fully Licensed • Fully Insured

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022 Page 5 Bow Street project moves forward T By Christopher Roberson he Planning Board, during its January 3 meeting, heard additional information regarding the application for a Special Permit for Inclusionary Zoning and Site Plan Review for the proposed project at 165-167 Bow St. The 60,500-square-foot site is presently occupied by two industrial buildings. The proposal calls for the demolition of one of the buildings, renovating the inside of the second building and constructing a new building on Orient Avenue. Once the project is completed, the two buildings would feature 149 residential units. Within that figure, there would The board will revisit the proposal during its February 7 meeting. be 31 studios, 76 one-bedroom units and 42 two-bedroom units. The applicant, Andreas Tsitos, has indicated that 23 units would be designated as affordable housing. A total of 106 parking spaces would also be available. In addition, a water main and sewer main would be installed under Factory Street. GBL temporarily halts play due to COVID spike I By Greg Phipps t appears COVID-19 has reared its ugly head once more, as the recent surge in infections statewide prompted Greater Boston League (GBL) officials to put a temporary hold on all competition as of Monday, Jan. 3. The suspension of competition and practices is, for now; set to be in place until Saturday, Jan. 8, when practices can resume. All eight member schools in the GBL, of which Revere, Malden and Everett are included, are subject to the suspension. Barring an extension of the timeframe, competitions are set to resume on Tuesday, Jan. 11. In a statement released Monday, the league expressed its hope that the halt will only be temporary. "It is the hope of league officials that this stop380 Main St. In other news, the board voted to continue the application to waive the Site Plan Review for 380 Main St. until additional information is available regarding parking and the floor plan. The property is currently occupied by a three-story residential building with four units. The applicant, Scott Viselli, is requesting to add a fifth unit to the building. To accomplish this, Viselli intends to reconfigure an area in the building and bring it up to code. He also said the building’s footprint would not increase and that there would be “no substantial impact on the surrounding community.” page will allow our member schools to focus on policies and procedures for all student-athletes and coaches, to ensure that we can continue to provide the safest possible environment for competitors," the statement read. "Each district will create their own policy specific to spectators at competitions. The visiting team will adhere to the host team's spectator policy." Everett man arrested on drug charges in Arlington By Christopher Roberson D arrius Harris, 32, of Everett, was taken into custody by Arlington Police following a recent sting operation. On January 4, investigators allegedly arranged a drug transaction with Harris. However, he fled on foot when he realized that his customers were, in fact, police officers. Harris was then captured a short time later. According to police, a large quantity of cocaine was found in his possession. “Drug use, abuse and distribution continue to be the top quality of life and public safety concerns in communities around the nation,” said Arlington Police Chief Julie Flaherty. “I wish to commend our Arlington Police investigators on a job well done in apprehending someone who allegedly profits from the suffering and misery of others.” Harris has been charged with Possession of a Class B Substance with Intent to Distribute, Resisting Arrest and Failure to Stop. He was scheduled to be arraigned in Cambridge District Court on January 5. If convicted, Harris could face up to 12 years in prison Officer Johnston retires from EPD and a fine of up to $12,600. No additional information was available as the matter remains under investigation. WE CAN HELP PAY YOUR HEATING BILLS! 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Page 6 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022 Malden and Everett seniors ring in 2022 M By Tara Vocino alden and Everett residents rang in the New Year at Anthony’s of Malden during last Friday’s Everett Council on Aging’s New Year’s Eve party. Normally, city officials attend, but they didn’t due to the COVID-19 surge. Anthony’s of Malden co-owner Albert Spadafora fills the champagne tub. Chelsea resident Nancy Vargus, Peabody resident Phyllis Mazza and Everett resident Ruth Gianasoli enjoy the dance floor. Disc Jockey Christopher Fiore makes a toast. Pictured from left to right: Everett residents Rita Way, Mary DiBuesso and Mary DiRusso and Malden resident Wanda Antonucci and Wakefield resident Natalie Canty (in back). Pictured during last Friday’s New Year’s Eve Council on Aging party at Anthony’s Of Malden: At top: Everett Council on Aging member Patricia Connors and Council on Aging Vice President Carol DelloRusso; seated, pictured from left to right: Malden residents Paula Greene, Janet Spindler, Theresa Angelo and Barbara Thomann. WEARING PARTY HATS: Everett resident Hazel Fuller and Malden residents Gloria Banyacski, Elvira Lacham and Carole Savinsky. Malden couple Marvin “Skip” Dulong and Joan Porcaro. WEARING HAPPY NEW YEAR FEATHERS: Marilyn Tobey (in center), Cheryl Tobey and Diane Scott (at left), all of Winthrop. Everett resident Ruth Gianasoli fills her champagne glass. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022 Page 7 EHS Hoop Girls EHS Assistant Varsity Coach Courtney Meninger gives her team encouragement during a timeout in the Tide’s heartbreaking 46-44 loss to Arlington. It’s that Babcock girl again, scoring two while an Arlington player tries to stop the freshman phenomenon. Lawrence A. Simeone Jr. Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ UP AND COMING: EHS girls star freshman guard Emilia Maria Babcock dribbles to the basket while an Arlington player tried to keep up with her speed. * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation The Tide’s top rebounder, Tanaeja Elie (24) towers over the Arlington players to grab another rebound. * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 Lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net Tide Captain Kayley Rossi goes sky high to score a wellearned two points.

Page 8 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022 Introducing the 2021-2022 EHS Boys Varsity Basketball Team Shown in the bottom row, from left to right, are James Monexant, Steven Cordero, Nurieni Mohamed, Ralph Enayo and Rovencheney Brice. Shown in the top row, from left to right, are Head Coach Stanley Chamblain, David De Souza, Juvens Louis, Kevin Ariste, Kevin Ruiz, Edwin Francois, Mervens Amazan, John Monexant and Assistant Coach Steven Celestin. Not pictured: Junior Varsity Coach Brian Benson, Jecorey Rieves, Roby Dormevil and Roger Vasquez. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Head Coach Stanley Chamblain, Co-Captain John Monexant, Co-Captain Steven Cordero and Assistant Coach Steven Celestin. Head Coach Stanley Chamblain and seniors Rovencheney Brice, Edwin Francois, Steven Cordero and Juvens Louis and Assistant Coach Steven Celestin.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022 Page 9 City Council honors Schiavo Club The City Council thanked the popular social club for its outstanding civic pride during the past year, which has included delivering 200 hot Thanksgiving dinners to Everett seniors, donating $6,000 worth of toys for deserving children through various city outlets and making a large donation to Everett’s veterans on behalf of Schiavo Club President Joseph Rescigno, who is chairman of Veterans Affairs for the club. Stanley Ruggiero was proud to except the award. Shown are Ward 1 Councillor Wayne Matewsky and Stanley Ruggiero. (Courtesy Photo) For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net

Page 10 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022 INAUGURATION | FROM PAGE 1 said her top priorities will include improving security, reducing class sizes and conducting a review of the administrative staff. “We’ve witnessed significant growth in the number of administrators and there’s been some concern," said Cristiano. She said academic performance will be another focus given the district’s lackluster MCAS scores. “We need to make sure that every taxpayer dollar is spent wisely,” she said. “We’re going to meet every challenge that comes before us. Failure is not an option.” Mayor Carlo DeMaria said he has known Cristiano for the past 30 years and that she has done an “impeccable job” as the city’s Veterans Services director. “I’m proud to cast my vote for Jeanne,” he said. McLaughlin said that after serving a number of years on the City Council, the time had come for him to make the switch to the School Committee. He also spoke about the importance of providing every student with a quality education. “I didn’t go to college, but I did okay in life because I had an education from Everett,” he said. In addition to her role as the director of Veterans Services, Cristiano previously served on the Board of Aldermen and was the director of District Relations under State Senator Jarrett Barrios. She was also the special assistant to the president of GLADD and the special assistant to the president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation. Ward 6 Councillor Alfred Lattanzi and Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro. (Photos Courtesy of the City of Everett) Shown, from left to right, are Mayor Carlo DeMaria, First Lady Stacy DeMaria and Assistant City Clerk Peter Napolitano. Ward 5 Councillor Vivian Nguyen (left) and Ward 2 Councillor Stephanie Martins. (Advocate photo by Christopher Roberson) Ward 4 Councillor Jimmy Tri Le and his wife, Mai Nguyen. (Advocate photo by Christopher Roberson) First Lady Stacy DeMaria (left) and School Committee Chairwoman Jeanne Cristiano Shown, from left to right, are Ward 1 School Committee Member Millie Cardello, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and School Committee Member-at-Large Cynthia Sarnie. Shown, from left to right, are City Council President John Hanlon, School Committee Member-at-Large Cynthia Sarnie and School Committee Vice Chairman Michael McLaughlin. Ward 5 Councillor Vivian Nguyen (second from left) and her family. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and First Lady Stacy DeMaria with their children: Caroline, Alex and Carlo III. Councillor-at-Large Stephanie Smith and her family.


Page 12 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022 MAYOR | FROM PAGE 4 the way. I am so proud of the individuals you have become and I will always show you the same unwavering support you have given me that has allowed me to serve. The biggest debt of gratitude that I owe is to my wonderful wife, Stacy. I know that on the night we met, you probably didn’t imagine every step that we have taken on our journey together. There are aspects of the job that elected officials have come to expect. We know that we will be questioned and we will face public scrutiny-that comes with the territory. What many people don’t understand is the job that our spouses and our families assume when you are a public official. No matter what we have had to face-you have been by my side as my wife, my partner and my best friend. I am proud and grateful for the strength that you have shown and my love for you has grown with each passing year. Thank you for your love, your support and everything that you have done for me, our children and to help improve the lives of families throughout Everett. And I would like to thank the rest of my family for all they have done. Your support means so much to me. As I join you today, there are certain things that remain unchanged from my first inauguration as Mayor 14 years ago. I am a life-long resident of Everett who leads with both my head and my heart, which has a deep love for our City. I continue to have great hope for our future. I know that many of you share my passion for making our city stronger and an even better place to live and call home. And what was true then, what has been true every day since and what will remain true for these next 4 years is that I will fulfill my public duty as Mayor by being thoughtful, deliberate and by making sound, strategic decisions on how we can best move our City forward in ways that will benefit everyone in Everett. You have placed in me your faith and trust to serve as the Chief Executive for our community. I will continue to execute plans to make our vision for the future of Everett a reality. We will continue to improve our City infrastructure by investing in road repairs and sidewalks, water and sewer main replacements, renovating our parks, building a new police station and renovating the Connolly Center. We will continue to pursue a new high school to reduce crowding across our school system. These investments are part of the reason why families have chosen to make Everett their life-long home and are reasons why new people are choosing to make our City their home. Everett is our home because of our infrastructure, parks, schools and our low crime rate which help create a positive community environment. We’ll also keep working to improve our public transportation options. We were the first to introduce bus rapid transit lanes, but now we must continue our push to have the best BRT option in the Commonwealth. Our residents deserve a one seat trip to Boston. Our residents that can’t rely on public transportation also deserve for us to find more ways to reduce traffic congestion. We also must continue to work with our federal delegation to take advantage of the infrastructure dollars that will be made available to states to support transportation that also will increase economic development. The future development of the Exxon parcel has the ability to bring thousands of jobs into our City. Expanding our rail options, including the electrification of the commuter rail, has incredible potential to magnify the benefits that will come to our City and to our residents when we replace dirty, outdated industrial properties with clean industries that rely upon 21st century technology. Investing in our infrastructure will bring better jobs to our residents and increase commercial tax revenues that will support the services that our residents deserve. While it is important for me as Mayor to have longer term strategic plans for capital investments, for transportation planning and for economic development, what we must always remember is the fundamental principle of public service and that is that government is meant to serve the people. The best part of being a public servant is the ability to make a difference in the life of someone else. We are so fortunate to have the chance to help others. When our residents talk about the importance of City Hall being accessible, I think what they mean is that they want to know that we will be there for them when they need help. I am reminded of a speech that President Obama gave in which he described the character of America as “our ability to stand in other people’s shoes; a recognition that we are all in this together, and when fortune turns against one of us, others are there to lend a helping hand.” I believe that our City government should be the hand that is there for our residents. We are fortunate for the progress that we have made in Everett, which has laid the foundation for our continued growth. But there are still serious challenges that our families face every day and more work to be done. • We will keep increasing the availability of affordable housing units so residents will be able to afford to continue to call Everett their home. • We will coordinate with all our public and private social and human service partners to make sure that residents have access to the medical, mental health, housing and workforce development opportunities they need to lead healthy, fulfilling lives. • We need to continue to find ways to help our residents to overcome the stressors that the pandemic has brought into our lives, including those who are struggling from the loss of loved ones, those who are dealing with depression and anxiety, and especially our young people who have had parts of their childhood and adolescence stolen from them by COVID. • We need to continue to find additional supports for those among us who suffer from drug addiction. For as many lives as COVID has taken from us, drug addiction continues to be one of the most serious threats to the well-being of our residents. My greatest wish is to never have to console another parent, spouse, sister, brother or child of a resident who is struggling with substance abuse. And for those of you among us who know what that struggle is like, I want you to know that you are not alone. • While I am grateful that I am able to call Everett my home, I know that there are those in our community who don’t have a place to call home. Some of them struggle with mental illness; some of them struggle with drug addiction; some of them struggle with both. Some of them have just experienced really difficult circumstances and have fallen on hard times. Whatever the reason, I want us to be there to give them a helping hand if they are willing to work with us to make a better life for themselves. The desire to build a better life for ourselves and our families is what unites us. We are so fortunate to live in a community that reflects so much diversity. People from all over the world have chosen to make Everett their home and to bring with them their culture, their heritage, and their faith. And it is that desire to create a community and to have a place to MAYOR | SEE PAGE 13

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022 Page 13 CM Coach John DiBiaso earns Coach of the Year Honors Congratulations go out to former EHS Football Coach John DiBiaso for being named New England Football Journal’s Coach of the Year. Coach Dibs, now leading the Catholic Memorial football team to its first Super Bowl win in 2021, led Everett to multiple Super Bowls wins for which we will always be grateful. MAYOR | FROM PAGE 12 call home that unites all of us. So, we will continue to find ways to recognize and embrace the diversity within our community and to celebrate the differences that make us amazingly unique. As we celebrate our diversity, I ask that you also remember the strength of our shared commitment to our community. If you believe in Everett, if you believe in the progress that you have seen, if you believe in our future-then I ask that you spend the next four years working with me so that Everett will always be the place we know and love to call our home. And it is with my love for Everett, with my love for the City I am so proud to call my home, with my love for my family and all families that choose to call Everett their home as well, that I will faithfully fulfill my duties as your mayor. I will be here to overcome the challenges that try to keep us from realizing all the potential that our future holds. I will be here to help you celebrate your successes and make sure that City government is there for you if you fall down. I will be here, beside all of you, as we continue on this wonderful journey that is the future of Everett for everyone. Thank you. God bless each and every one of you and God Bless the City of Everett.

Page 14 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022 Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO MASSTERLIST–Join more than 22,000 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, who start their weekday morning with MASSterList—the popular newsletter that chronicles news and informed analysis about what’s going on up on Beacon Hill, in Massachusetts politics, policy, media and influence. The stories are drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications selected by widely acclaimed and highly experienced writers Chris Van Buskirk and Keith Regan who introduce each article in their own clever and never-boring, inimitable way. MASSterlist will be e-mailed to you FREE every Monday through Friday morning and will give you a leg up on what’s happening in the blood sport of Bay State politics. For more information and to get your free subscription go to: www.massterlist.com/subscribe THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House and Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports on the number of times each representative sided with Gov. Charlie Baker on his 25 vetoes of mostly state budget items in 2021. A two-thirds vote is required to override a gubernatorial veto. In a full 160-member House, the governor needs the support of 54 representatives to sustain a veto when all 160 representatives vote—and fewer votes when some members are absent or a seat is vacant. Baker fell short of that goal as 35 votes was the most support he received on any veto. The House easily overrode all 25 vetoes, including four that were overridden unanimously. It was mostly the 29 GOP members who voted with the Republican governor to sustain the vetoes but no Republican representative voted with Baker 100 percent of the time. The four GOP members who voted with Baker the most times are Reps. Shawn Dooley (R-Norfolk), 21 times (84.0 percent); Norman Orrall (R-Lakeville), 19 times (76.0 percent); Brad Jones (R-North Reading) and Donald Berthiaume (R-Spencer) who both voted with Baker 18 times (72.0 percent). The three GOP members who supported Baker the least number of times were Rep. Jim Kelcourse (R-Amesbury) who voted with Baker only 12 times (48.0 percent); and Reps. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) and David Vieira (R-Falmouth) voted with Baker only 13 times (52.0 percent). The vetoes had little support among the 129 Democrats in the House. One hundred and twenty-fi ve (96.9 percent) did not support the governor even once. The other four (3.1 percent) voted with Baker to sustain only one veto (4.0 percent). They are Reps. Nika Elugardo (D-Jamaica Plain); Chris Markey (D-Dartmouth); Joan Meschino (D-Hull); and David Robertson (D-Tewksbury). NUMBER OF TIMES REPRESENTATIVES SUPPORTED GOV. BAKER’S VETOES IN 2021 Here is how your representative fared in his or her support of Baker on the vetoes. The percentage next to the representative’s name represents the percentage of times that he or she supported Baker. The number in parentheses represents the actual number of times the representative supported Baker. Rep. Joseph McGonagle 0 percent (0) HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been fi led. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late-night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of December 27-31, the House met for a total of 29 minutes and the Senate met for a total of 37 minutes. Mon. Dec. 27 House 11:04 a.m. to 11:27 a.m. Senate 11:05 a.m. to 11:28 a.m. Tues. Dec. 28 No House session No Senate session Wed. Dec. 29 No House session No Senate session Thurs. Dec. 30 House 11:01 a.m. to 11:07 a.m. Senate 11:13 a.m. to 11:27 a.m. Fri. Dec. 31 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com S y Senior How to Get Your Affairs in Order Sa e a H t G t Y Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to get my personal, legal and fi nancial information organized so my kids will know what’s going on when I’m no longer around. Can you off er any tips on the best way to do this? Unorganized Emma Dear Emma, Organizing your important papers and getting your personal and fi nancial aff airs in order is a smart idea and wonderful gift to your loved ones. Here are some tips to get you started. Get Organized The fi rst step in getting your aff airs in order is to gather up all your important personal, fi - nancial and legal information so you can arrange it in a format that will benefi t you now, and your loved ones later. Then you’ll need to sit down and create various lists of important information and instructions of how you want certain things handled when you die or if you become incapacitated. Here’s a checklist of areas you need to focus on. PERSONAL INFORMATION Contacts: Make a master list of names and phone numbers of close friends, doctors, and professional advisers such as your lawyer, accountant, broker and insurance agent. Medical information: Include a list of medications you take, along with any allergies and illnesses. Personal documents: Include such items as your birth certifi cate, Social Security card, marriage license, military discharge papers, etc. Secured places: List all the places you keep under lock and key such as safe deposit boxes, safe combination, security alarms, etc. Digital assets: Make a list of all your digital assets, including everything from social media accounts to online banking accounts to home utilities that you manage online. It should include usernames and passwords. Use Rutgers Digital Assets Inventory Worksheet (njaes.rutgers.edu/money/pdfs/ digital-assets-worksheet.pdf) as a guide. Pets: If you have a pet, give instructions for the care of the animal. End of life: Indicate your wishes for organ and tissue donation and write out your funeral instructions. If you’ve made pre-arrangements with a funeral home include a copy of agreement, their contact information and whether you’ve prepaid or not. BY JIM MILLER A Seni nior i i O d ni r ior LEGAL DOCUMENTS Will, trust and estate plan: Include the original copy of your will and other estate planning documents you’ve made. Financial power of attorney: This document names someone you trust to handle money matters if you’re incapacitated. Advance health care directives: This includes a living will and medical power of attorney, which spell out your wishes regarding your end-of-life medical treatment when you can no longer make decisions for yourself. FINANCIAL RECORDS Financial accounts: Make a list of all your bank accounts, brokerage and mutual fund accounts, and any other fi nancial assets you have. Debts and liabilities: Make a list of any loans, leases or debts you have – mortgages owed, car loans, student loans, medical bills, credit card debts. Also, make a list of all credit and charge cards, including the card numbers and contact information. Company benefi ts: List any retirement plans, pensions or health benefi ts from your current or former employer including the contact information of the benefi ts administrator. Insurance: List the insurance policies you have (life, longterm care, home, auto, Medicare, Medigap, prescription drug, etc.) including the policy numbers, agents, and phone numbers. Property: List real estate, vehicles and other properties you own, rent or lease and include documents such as deeds, titles, and loan or lease agreements. Taxes: Include the location of your tax records and your tax preparer’s contact information. Keep all your organized information and fi les together in one convenient location, ideally in a fi reproof fi ling cabinet or safe in your home. Also be sure to review and update it every year, and don’t forget to tell your kids where they can fi nd it. If you need help, get a copy of “Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won’t Have To” at Nolo.com for $17.50 for the downloadable versions, or $20 for a printed copy. 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.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022 Page 15 bombshell” made a New Year’s resolution to “Never miss actor’s studio sessions”? 8. Where in Washington would you find the National Portrait Gallery? 9. What hockey teams com1. On Jan. 7, 1927, what touring Pro basketball team that was to popularize the “figure-eight weave” played its first road game in Illinois? 2. What quiz show’s name ends with an exclamation point? 3. What American singer-songwriter in 1943 created a list of 33 “New Year’s Rulin’s,” including “Keep rancho clean,” “Take bath” and “Wear clean clothes – look good”? 4. On Jan. 8, 1835, for the only time, what was the U.S. National Debt? 5. What is Merriam-Webster’s 2021 Word of the Year: nomad, vaccine or woke? 6. On Jan. 9, 1878, John Watson was born, who, influenced by Ivan Pavlov, initiated what branch of psychology? 7. In 1955 what “blonde peted in the game called the “Miracle on Ice” at Lake Placid, N.Y? 10. On Jan. 10, 1949, RCA debuted the “single” 45 rpm record, which was how many inches wide: seven, eight or nine? 11. Who authored the play “Private Lives” in 1930 and in January 1947 resolved to “stand no more nonsense”? 12. What would you use to do the Sleeper, the Throw Down and the Gravity Pull? 13. What 1943 Pulitzer-Prize winning musical with a title with an exclamation point originally was titled “Away We Go!” 14. January 11 is annual National Milk Day; What food contains all nine essential amino acids and Vitamin C? 15. Tofu is made from what legume? 16. In 1699 who resolved “Not to neglect decency, or cleenlyness, for fear of falling into Nastiness” and “Not to be over severe with young people”? (Hint: “Gulliver’s Travels author.”) 17. On Jan. 12, 1906, the football rules committee legalized what kind of pass? 18. What part of a cow does a tomahawk steak come from? 19. What was the first name of Dr. Johnson, an 18th-century English writer who had a recurring resolution “to rise by degrees more early in the morning”? 20. On Jan. 13, 1930, what comic strip first appeared? ANSWERS 1. The Harlem Globetrotters 2. “Jeopardy!” 3. Woody Guthrie 4. Zero 5. Vaccine 6. Behaviorism 7. Marilyn Monroe 8. The Smithsonian Institution 9. The Soviet Union (four-time defending Olympic gold medalist) and the United States, which won, 4-3 10. Seven 11. Noël Coward 12. A yo-yo 13. “Oklahoma!” 14. Milk 15. Soybean 16. Jonathan Swift 17. Forward 18. The rib area (a bone-in ribeye) 19. Samuel 20. Mickey Mouse

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