EV R Vol. 31, No.2 -FREEEVE ETT A household word in Everett for 30 years! DVVD “ The time is always right to do what is right.” – Martin Luther King Jr. V CATE O ATCT www.advocatenew ee Every Friday ee 617-387-2200 Friday, January 14, 2022 EPS mourns loss of Dr. Richard Wallace By Christopher Roberson F ormer district administrator Dr. Richard Wallace of Melrose passed away on January 5 at the age of 76. After graduating from Everett High School in 1963, Wallace went on to become a math teacher in Everett and later, the director of the district’s Math Department. By 1991, Wallace had advanced to the position of associate superintendent of schools. “He was a well-liked man, he was a gentleman,” said former Superintendent of Schools Frederick Foresteire. In addition to being a seWe are closed Monday, January 17th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As always, access our ATMs and your Online & Mobile Banking anytime. Enroll at www.EverettBank.com nior administrator, Wallace never lost his knack for numbers. “He handled the budget; he was the fi nance guy for the schools,” said Foresteire. Wallace was also instrumental in the monumental eff ort of constructing the new high school. Wallace then retired after 34 419 BROADWAY. EVERETT, MA 02149 771 SALEM ST. LYNNFIELD, MA 01940 WWW.EVERETTBANK.COM 617-387-1110 781-776-4444 Member FDIC | Member DIF years in the district. Throughout his golden years, he enjoyed playing cards, attending dinners and hitting the links at Mount Hood Golf Club in Melrose. “It was an honor and a pleaSINCE 1921 Messinger Insurance Agency 475 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Phone: 617-387-2700 Fax: 617-387-7753 NEW COMPETITIVE AUTO RATES AND BENEFITS AVAILABLE  ACCIDENT FORGIVENESS  DISAPPEARING COLLISION DEDUCTIBLE  11% DISCOUNT WITH SUPPORTING POLICY  10% COMBINED PAY IN FULL DISCOUNT AND GREEN DISCOUNT  10% GOOD STUDENT DISCOUNT Celebrating 100 years of excellence! Monday thru Friday: 8am to 6pm Saturdays 9am to 1pm! Check out our NEW website! www.messingerinsurance.com sure to work for Dr. Wallace,” said former Administrative Assistant Ella DiPrima. “He was smart, patient, hardworking, kindhearted and always a gentleman. He had a way with people that made everyone Richard Wallace, former associate superintendent of schools, passed away on January 5 at the age of 76. (Courtesy Photo) feel so welcome in his offi ce – like he had been waiting all day to see you. He was an integral part of the Everett Public Schools, but always remained humble. I will never forget him.” Assistant Superintendent of Schools Kevin Shaw also spoke highly of Wallace. “I don’t know any Everett teacher who had the pleasure of knowing or working with Dr. Wallace who wasn’t the better for it,” he said. “He was an educator in the best sense of the word.” Wallace leaves behind his wife Doreen as well as his three children: Michelle, Brian and Andrea. In lieu of fl owers, contributions can be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. City Council addresses Santilli Circle homeless encampment By Christopher Roberson A s the City Council convened for its fi rst meeting of the New Year, Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro called attention to the growing number of homeless individuals congregating at Santilli Circle. “This is right out in the open; it’s not a good situation,” he said during the January 10 meeting. DiPierro said the number of homeless individuals coming into the city continues to be driven by the closure of the “Mass and Cass” encampment in Boston’s South End. “If it’s not nipped in the bud early enough, it will become a larger issue,” he said. DiPierro also said the encampment is only one mile from the Madeline English School. ThereCOUNCIL | SEE PAGE 3

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