EV Vol. 33, No.4 -FREEEVE ER TT Your Local News & Sports Online in 6 Languages! Scan & Subscribe Now! ADDOCCO TEAT www.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday Happy Birthday, Jason Marcus 617-387-2200 Friday, January 26, 2024 School Committee votes against Tahiliani return; support for Supt. Hart continues Cornelio said her vote was “in the best direction” for Everett Public Schools By Neil Zolot T he School Committee declined to reinstate Priya Tahiliani as Superintendent at their meeting Thursday, January 18, delayed from January 16 due to weather. Implicitly, the vote retains William Hart as Superintendent, the job for which he was hired on an interim basis in October and permanently in December, although Tahiliani will remain on paid administrative leave. “Even though her contract may supersede his, I believe he (Hart) should have the opportunity to continue,” member At-Large Samantha Hurley said. She voted against the proposition along with Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Chairperson Jeanne Cristiano (Ward 3), Margaret Cornelio (Ward 1) and Joseph D’Onofrio (Ward 6). Voting in the minority were item sponsors Robin Babcock (Ward 4) and Joanna Garren (Ward VOTES AGAINST | SEE PAGE 7 Sen. DiDomenico champions ‘Cover All Kids’ bill alongside Attorney General and health equity advocates MANY HAPPY RETURNS: Longtime public offi cial Jason Marcus recently celebrated his 75th Birthday surrounded by friends and family. Marcus served The City of Everett for decades; fi rst as Common Councillor, Alderman and fi nally, School Committeeman. Pictured presenting Marcus, center, a Citation from the City is Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro, left, and former Common Councillor Nicholas Saia. (Courtesy photo) SINCE 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 State Senator Sal DiDomenico is shown speaking at the Cover All Kids advocacy event. Special to Th e Advocate L ast week State Senator Sal DiDomenico joined colleagues and advocates to highlight the importance of his Cover All Kids bill during the coalition’s advocacy day at the State House. Approximately 40,000 children and young adults under age 21 who meet eligibility criteria for MassHealth currently lack coverage due to their immigration status. The Cover All Kids bill, which is formally titled An Act to ensure equitable health coverage for children (S.740 and H.1237), would remove this barrier and ensure all children in our state can access health care, regardless of COVER ALL KIDS | SEE PAGE 6

Page 2 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 City Council agrees on in-person board reappointments; seeks AC funding for Glendale Towers By Neil Zolot ome parliamentary gymnastics were used to deal with appointments to city committees at the City Council meeting on Monday, January 22. A reappointment of Phillip Colameta as Commissioner on the Everett Housing Authority (EHA) was made, reconsidered and made again before approval. The initial appointment S of Colameta to the EHA, a fi ve-year term, was made in tandem with the reappointment of Rebecca Edmondson Korom to the Zoning Board of Appeals for three years, the reappointment of Derek Shooster as an Associate Member to the Zoning Board of Appeals for three years and the reappointment of James Booker to the Disability Commission for three years, but the question of where Colameta lives came up. Every committee requires residency in Everett or ownership of property, except the Housing and Redevelopment Authorities, which require residency. “There’s a lot of speculation you don’t live in Everett,” Ward 6 Councillor Peter Pierantonio told him. After a motion for the reappointments was made by Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro, Councilor-at-Large Guerline Alcy Jabouin asked if the potential re-appointees should be required to prove their residency. Council President Robert Van Campen told her that the question motioned and seconded was on the reappointments only, not other considerations, but joined her in dissenting against the appointments. “We should get in the habit of having people come before us if we’re going to appoint them,” he feels. “For the ZBA, I want to understand their views on development.” DiPierro then expressed a willingness to withdraw the motion through reconsideration, which was unanimously approved. At that point, someone noticed that Colameta was in the chambers and he was called to testify as to his residency. Having moved around in Everett, he said, “I understand the confusion on that, but I’m on Windsor Street and intend to stay there.” Colameta was reappointed, but the other councillors hope to meet going forward with individuals who are up for appointments and reappointments by the Subcommittee on Legislative Aff airs. With respect to housing, the Council approved an item submitted by Jabouin for “a formal communication to be sent to the director of the EHA, their Board of Directors and the Mayor for consideration of creating a program to subsidize air conditioners for Glendale Towers and other EHA properties.” “I support this,” Ward 1 Councillor Wayne Matewsky said. “The building has become hot. When it fi rst opened up, fans did the trick, but now apartments can reach 100 degrees. In a couple of apartments I went into, it was a sad situation. The Administration and the EHA should take appropriate steps to improve the quality of life there.” Councilor-at-Large Katy Rogers, who was named a cosponsor, added that only the fi rst fl oor of the building has air conditioning – and the apartments do not. In the summer, the lobby is filled with residents who cool off to avoid the sweltering heat in their individual units. In other matters, the members agreed with a proposal by Rogers to install signage in Ward 3 and other aff ected areas about the presence of coyotes. “Coyotes are typically shy, avoid people and tend to be more afraid of us than we are of them,” she said. “They are crucial in controlling the rat population, but when they have access to human food and trash they adapt to urban neighborhoods.” She suggested people not feed coyotes, keep their trash and compost in inaccessible bins, landscape their property to eliminate possible habitats and use hazing techniques, such as making noise, to scare them away. She’s also identifi ed areas where coyotes are most often found, mainly in Ward 3 near the hospital and cemeteries, but also in Ward 6. As a result, DiPierro was named a cosponsor of the measure, as was Councillor-at-Large Stephanie Martins. The Council also forwarded an item introduced by DiPierro and Matewsky to the administration calling for repaving Thorndike Street because members of the Sikh Sangat Gurdwara temple community on Thorndike have requested repairs numerous times. Temple director Balwinder Gill mentioned the issue in Public Participation. Van Campen was pleased with how things went in his fi rst business meeting as president. “It went well,” he said. “I want to congratulate my fellow freshmen on their fi rst regular meeting and look forward to working with them and our returning members to continue moving the city forward.” The January 8 meeting had only one agenda item: election of a president. State agencies announce Mid-grade Regular $3.88 97 63 85 Over 45 Years of Excellence! Full Service $3.59 Order online at angelosoil.com Financial Literacy Grant recipients Mass. high schools will use funding to host fi nancial education fairs for their students R ecently the State Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE), in partnership with the Division of Banks (DOB) and the Offi ce of Consumer Aff airs and Business Regulation (OCABR), announced the 2024 recipients of the Financial Education Innovation Fund Grant. Following a competitive application process that concluded in November, the state agencies awarded grants to 59 schools, totaling $223,548. This funding will allow Massachusetts high schools and special education programs to host financial education fairs – known as Credit for Life Fairs – for their students. Of the 59 recipient schools, 15 received funding as Seed Applicants and will host fairs for the fi rst time, including for students in Everett; Everett High School received $6,400. For the fi rst time in the program’s history, participating schools that have a large population of low-to-moderate income students will receive an additional $500. Ten schools received this additional funding to bring much-needed financial education to students in the state’s most vulnerable communities. “High school students deserve the opportunity to learn the financial skills they will need for every situation encountered throughout their lives,” said State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. “Credit for Life Fairs gives these young adults the opportunity to experience real world scenarios that help prepare them in making informed decisions as they approach graduation and beyond.” “The Division of Banks is proud to support this initiative with another round of funding,” said DOB Commissioner Mary Gallagher. “With hands-on, high-quality lessons off ered at these fairs, students can develop fi nancial management skills they will use for the rest of their lives.” “The Credit for Life Fairs help students learn about fi - nancial topics like how to budget and save, pay for college, and live within your means,” said OCABR Undersecretary Layla R. D’Emilia. “We are excited to continue funding this program to improve students’ financial knowledge and prepare them to confi dently and independently manage their own fi nances.” Since 2015, over 45,000 Massachusetts students have attended Credit for Life Fairs. The Financial Education Innovation Fund Grant was established as an ongoing eff ort to strengthen access to financial literacy throughout Massachusetts. This fi nancial education program is funded by the Division of Banks through a settlement over alleged unlawful lending practices.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 Page 3 ~ Op-Ed ~ National Grid not fulfi lling their promise to Everett By Katy Rogers, Councillor-at-Large E verett residents deserve the same opportunities as all communities in the state of Massachusetts. National Grid is doing a disservice to the people of Everett, and it is imperative Everett residents are aware of this injustice. National Grid has failed to fulfill their legally mandated obligation to the City of Everett under Chapter 91, in which residents are entitled to twenty-four-hour public access along our waterfront. For decades, the vast majority of Everett residents have been barred from entry to our riverfront property which we are warranted to under Massachusetts law. Without National Grid’s compliance, an existing multi-million-dollar pathway connecting Everett, Malden, and Medford remains incomplete. Residents of Everett should know that all other waterfront partners, including Encore Boston Harbor and Gateway Mall, have complied with the city to do their fair share of responsibility in public access. For several years, National Grid has dodged their commitment. For context, Chapter 91 is triggered by certain activities, such as building and altering structures, fi lling, dredging, and demolition. National Grid has made at least three modifi cations to their property in Everett, instigating Chapter 91. National Grid is one of the largest utility companies in the world with a net income of more than 50 billion dollars. They are fully aware of their obligation and are the only entity standing in the way of a multi-municipality plan, which would ultimately connect Everett all the way to Marblehead. 80% of the pathway exists in Everett, but as it stands, National Grid currently has ‘No Trespassing’ signs on the land Everett residents are entitled to. It is time for National Grid to put the best interests of the people fi rst. We need not only to protect our environment, but celebrate it as well by preserving green spaces and ensuring our waterfront is accessible to all. As a partner to Everett, National Grid must be held to the standards they are obliged to under state legislation. Everett can and should be a leading example, and as City Councilors it is our responsibility to hold National Grid accountable for the Rivergreen Walkway which is long overdue to our constituents. 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 Open Daily 4:00 PM Closed Sunday Announcing our Classic Specials Dine In Only: * FREE Salad with purchase of Entree, Monday & Tuesdays * Cheese Pizza - Only $10 Catch ALL The Live Sports Action On Our Large Screen TV’s SHOP LOCAL & DROP BY FOR DINNER! www.eight10barandgrille.com LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER FACEBOOK.COM/ADVOCATE.NEWS.MA SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY 519 BROADWAY EVERETT, MA 02149 Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available Sabatino Insurance is proud to welcome the loyal customers of PHONE: (617) 387-7466 FAX: (617) 381-9186 Visit us online at: WWW.SABATINO-INS.COM

Page 4 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 NEFA Announces Third Community Cohort Selected for Making it Public Art Training Program Program strengthens communities to support, create, and promote more vibrant and just public art making. J an. 24, 2024 – BOSTON – The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) selected eight communities across Massachusetts – Belchertown, Chelmsford, Clinton, Everett, Montague, Peabody, Somerville, and Southbridge – after a competitive process for Making it Public 2024, a training offered in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s (MAPC) Arts & Culture Department. This month, the municipalities will begin their fi rst of fi ve free virtual workshop trainings that are inspired by Forecast Public Art (FPA) and facilitated by MAPC to equip administrators in strengthRON’S OIL Call For PRICE MELROSE, MA 02176 NEW CUSTOMER’S WELCOME ACCEPTING VISA, MASTERCARD & DISCOVER (781) 397-1930 OR (781) 662-8884 100 GALLON MINIMUM ening local capacity to support, create, and promote more vibrant and just public art making. At the conclusion of the training, municipal administrators will have drafted their own calls for temporary public art and understand how to manage the call process within the context of Massachusetts. Participating municipalities also receive a $15,000 grant from NEFA to fund artists selected through these calls for art. “Municipalities are really buying into the Making it Public process, and we’re proud to see the level of engagement and excitement build from our cities and towns over these past few years,” said Annis Sengupta, Celebrating Our 52nd Year Dan - 1972 We Sell Cigars & Accessories! ALL MAJOR BRANDS Singles * Tins * Bundles * Boxes * Travel Humidors * Desk Top Humidors * Many Types of Lighters * Ash Trays * Juuls * Vapes * Glass Pipes * Rewards Program * CBD Infused Products * GIFTS UNDER $30 - GIFT CERTIFICATES SMOKER’S DELIGHT! 15 HANDMADE CIGARS! Four-Year-Old Tobacco * 100% Long Filler * Cellophane $49.95 WINTER STORE HOURS: OPEN DAILY 7 DAYS A WEEK, 9AM - 6PM R.Y.O. TOBACCO & TUBES ON SALE! WE MAKE HOUSE KEYS! Green Label Cigar Sale! Buy 2 Cigars, Get One FREE! A.B.C. 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A parallel track of the program, Making it Public for Massachusetts Artists, will take place from March 12 through April 9. Artists in Massachusetts of all disciplines interested in exploring and expanding their public art making practice can register for this free program on NEFA’s website through February 23: https://www.nefa. org/MakingItPublic. NEFA strongly encourages artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), individuals who are rooted in rural communities, and/or those who may have experienced other barriers to accessing professional development opportunities to consider participating in Making it Public for Artists. About MAPC The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration. Through our Arts & Culture Department, we advance the policy and planning conditions that allow arts and culture to thrive. MetroCommon 2050, Greater Boston’s regional land use and policy plan, guides our work as we engage the public in responsible stewardship of our region’s future. About NEFA The New England Foundation for the Arts invests in artists and communities and fosters equitable access to the arts, enriching the cultural landscape in New England and the nation. NEFA accomplishes this by granting funds to artists and cultural organizations; connecting them to each other and their audiences; and analyzing their economic contributions. NEFA serves as a regional partner for the National Endowment for the Arts, New England’s state arts agencies, and private foundations. Learn more at www.nefa.org. Everett local TV channels update Comcast and Astound Broadband adjusted some of the channels for local TV stations E verett Community Television (ECTV) would like to update residents on some channel adjustments to local television stations. Following is the current list of Everett’s local TV stations: Comcast – Education: Channel 8; Community Access: Channel 9; Government: Channel 22. Astound Broadband – Government: Channel 3; Community Access: Channel 13; Education: Channel 1114 or Channel 15 if you are using an older cable box.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 Page 5 Everett Haitian Community Center (EHCC) Presents a Magical Evening of Classical Music with the Boston Symphony Orchestra E VERETT - The Everett Haitian Community Center (“EHCC”) is thrilled to announce an enchanting concert performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra (“BSO”) as part of its “Community Chamber Concert” series. The event will take place on Sunday, January 28, 2023, at 3:00 pm at the Skyplex Venue, located at 427A Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 (3rd fl oor). Since 1998, Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians have presented free Community Chamber Concerts, off ering high-quality, engaging chamber music to Greater Boston communities facing barriers to accessing the BSO whether it be due to distance or economics. These concerts aim to forge personal connections to the BSO, fostering increased engagement with orchestral music over time. The events are free with reservations, featuring approximately one-hour programs. The 2023-24 series features 16 free chamber music concerts, with 13 held in various locations across greater Boston and three at Tanglewood. These concerts showcase the unique intimacy of chamber music, performed by BSO musicians and special guests. For this special evening, EHCC is proud to host BSO musicians Glen Cherry and Sophie Wang on violins, Mary Ferrillo on viola, and Will Chow on cello. The repertoire will include Sofi a Gubaidulina’s String Quartet No. 2, Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 1 in C, Op. 49, and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E-fl at major, Op. 44, No. This extraordinary concert is free and open to the public, emphasizing EHCC’s commitment to making classical music accessible to the community. Following the performance, the EHCC invites attendees to join a reception featuring delightful food and refreshments. Since 2017, EHCC has been a proud partner of the BSO, and this collaboration continues to fl ourish by bringing the beauty of classical music to the heart of Everett. Together, EHCC and the BSO have worked to break down barriers in access to classical music in the Everett community, notably with the youth of Everett. EHCC’s Emerging Bright Stars Academy organizes yearly outings during the holiday season to the BSO for the children of its program to enjoy the enchanting music of the BSO. While tickets to the Community Chamber Concerts are free, reservations must be made in advance. To secure your seat, please visit the Boston Symphony Orchestra website at : https://secure.bso.org/booking/production/bestavailable/25507 For any inquiries or further information, please contact the Everett Haitian Community Center at info@theehcc.org or call us at 857-399-5375. Join us for an unforgettable evening of music and community spirit! About the Everett Haitian Community Center (EHCC) Since 2015, the Everett Haitian Community Center (EHCC) has been a trailblazer in delivering transformative programming with a steadfast commitment to fostering collaborative partnerships. EHCC is dedicated to addressing key social determinants of health through culturally-tailored initiatives that make a meaningful impact. Since its establishment, EHCC has been at the forefront of serving not only the Haitian community but also immigrants at large in Everett and Greater Boston. The organization takes pride in being an authentic voice, ardently advocating for the interests of these communities on local, state, and federal levels. EHCC’s legacy is defi ned by its unwavering dedication to creating positive change, fostering inclusivity, and championing the well-being of those it serves. As EHCC continues to evolve, its commitment to excellence and community betterment remains as strong as ever. In 2016, EHCC founded the Emerging Bright Stars Academy (EBSA) after-school and weekend program which provides youth aged 5-17 with enrichment programs across disciplines and French language and cultural exchange. EBSA provides yearly summer programs, weekend online programs, and after school programs during the week in partnership with the Everett Public Schools in addition to various community events for youth. EHCC’s commitment to shaping a brighter future extends beyond its immediate community, echoing its dedication to excellence and holistic community betterment. As EHCC continues to pioneer initiatives that leave a lasting impact, its role as a beacon of positive change remains unparalleled in the realm of community organizations. About the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) The Boston Symphony Orchestra is one of the world’s most renowned orchestras, captivating audiences with exceptional performances and a commitment to musical excellence. 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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 Page 7 VOTES AGAINST | FROM PAGE 1 2) along with vice-chairman and At-Large member Samantha Lambert. Ward 5 member Maroney Almeida-Barros was absent. Cornelio felt her vote was “in the best direction” for the schools and had “nothing to do with not liking one or the other” between Hart and Tahiliani. Layers of complexity may render the vote moot. Tahiliani was placed on paid administrative leave October 30 following allegations of misconduct made by ten people, which were submitted to the city’s Human Resources Department, as opposed to being handled through the School Department and not made public, in part to protect the privacy of everyone involved. “The previous School Committee didn’t know the allegations before putting her on paid administrative leave,” Babcock pointed out. She also asked, “Why would the Human Resources department at City Hall redirect complaints to the union or School Dept. Human Resources Department?” The School Committee, which had already decided not to renew her contract which expires February 29 and was conducting a search for a successor, placed her on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. If she’s exonerated, she could return to work. “If we bring her back, what do we do with Hart”? Cornelio wanted to know. “Garren feels Tahiliani “has a right to finish out her term.” Cristiano pointed out “if her paid leave was to be terminated, we’d need to give her and Hart instructions as to how the schools were to be operated.” Hart was appointed Interim Superintendent and a search for a permanent superintendent, yielded a four-year contract for him. The other finalist, Kimberly Fricker had worked in California and was interviewed in a video-conference from Michigan where her father lives. An election intervened in early November in which five new members were elected, but their terms didn’t start until this year, leaving the existing, lame duck board to hire a Superintendent, giving Everett two of them to pay. “Tahiliani is receiving all the benefits she would as if she was working,” School Committee attorney Robert Galvin noted. In the meantime, she was an unsuccessful candidate for open supt. positions in Melrose and Natick. Thus, Babcock and Garren submitted the item for a “discussion and potential vote on the status of paid administrative leave for Tahiliani.” In Public Participation, comments were equally divided between those in favor of reinstating Tahiliani and those against it. Everett Teachers Association President Kimberly Auger and teacher Nelda O’Neill spoke in favor of keeping Hart, while Janice Lark and Nelda O’Neill spoke in favor of bringing Tahiliani back. “Bring her back for a few months, for what?” O’Neill asked. “To upset the applecart of what the Superintendent is doing?” In other action, the members directed Hart to ask union officials and public safety officials if the schools might remain open on Primary Election Day, Tuesday, March 5. He pointed out, given many schools are polling places, it is customary to close schools Election Day to avoid traffic hazards. Babcock, Hurley and Lambert reported they had been contacted by teachers that closing the High School, which is not used for voting, would eliminate a day for MCAS prep for students. “Can we close K-8 only?” Lambert asked. “I don’t think we can split that,” Hart answered before the matter was tabled pending his inquiries. Lambert also asked Hart to report about any loss of funds or grants due to mid-Fiscal Year 2024 cuts in the state budget made by Governor Maura Healey. “We have not seen anything directed at us,” Hart answered, referring to school aid not being cut. “Unless there are additional cuts, we have not been impacted.” Lambert also requested “a financial snapshot” be given to the new members through an audit. Finally, Hurley was elected representative to the Shore Educational Collaborative in Chelsea. Free tax prep at the Connolly Center income-eligible residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity M ayor Carlo DeMaria and the Council on Aging (COA) are pleased to announce that the City of Everett has partnered with Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) for free tax preparation services for those who are income eligible. Tax preparation takes place every Thursday at the Connolly Center (90 Chelsea St.) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment only. 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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 Page 9 ~ School Daze ~ 425r Broadway, Saugus Located adjacent to Kohls Plaza Route 1 South in Saugus at the intersection of Walnut Street We are on MBTA Bus Route 429 781-231-1111 We are a Skating Rink with Bowling Alleys, Arcade and two TV’s where the ball games are always on! PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULE 12-7 p.m. Sunday Shown from left, School Committee members Robin Babcock, Samantha Lambert, and Joanna Garren proved that they’re “three of a kind” following their attempt to bring back former schools supt. Priya Tahiliani during last Thursday evening’s school committee meeting. Luckily for the students and teachers, calmer heads prevailed and the committee shot down their motion. Misfits Disrupt With high hopes for better, more composed School Committee meetings since the inauguration of our new School Committee three weeks ago, some members still want to rehash the turmoil of the last two years. Thursday night’s meeting of the Everett School Committee proved exactly that. The original agenda published on Friday, January 12, for the Tuesday, January 16 meeting, looked straightforward, and it would have been a simple meeting. The meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday night was postponed until Thursday, January 18, due to severe weather. Tuesday a revised agenda was published adding a line item by two new members, Robin Babcock and Joanna Garren, to discuss and vote on the status of the paid administrative leave for former Superintendent Priya Tahiliani. This line item sparked an immediate phone call to Ringling Brothers to get the circus to return to Everett – their exact wish. Public comment brought a return to the usual circus act of clowns demanding that Tahiliani be reinstated while teachers all insisted on leaving the past in the past and moving forward. Teachers made it clear that more has happened positively for them and the students in the two months since Bill Hart’s installation as superintendent than during the almost four years of Tahiliani’s tenure. The clowns completely disregarded the cost factor to taxpayers and the morale factor for both students and faculty of reinstating the former, controversial Superintendent Tahiliani. School Committee Attorney Robert Galvin stated that reinstating Priya Tahiliani could impede the investigation of the 10 complaints fi led against Tahiliani. What does reinstating Tahiliani say to those 10 faculty members and the rest of the staff ? As Robin Babcock stated, “I fi rmly believe any and all complaints must be appropriately investigated and the investigation of these complaints should continue, however, that does not mean that Superintendent Tahiliani needs to remain on leave as the investigation continues.” What would that mean for the faculty? Were she and Garren planning to extend Tahiliani’s contract beyond February 29? School Committee Vice Chairperson and self-proclaimed “professor” Samantha Lambert hypocritically stated, “I think we all agree that every complaint should be investigated whether internally or through an outside investigator if appropriate.” Even though no action or stance has been taken yet on the complaints fi led against committee member Lambert’s landlord’s [former School Committee member Tom Abruzzese’s] son. What does that statement say to the parents that made the complaint against Mr. Abruzzese? Is the protection of minors not as important as reinstating a former superintendent who has a salary greater than $200,000 in a city where the median income is $45,000? What are those parents feeling, Mrs. Lambert? Why did committee members Babcock and Garren amend the agenda with this line item? 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Page 10 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 Greater Boston League 2023 Fall Season All-Star Teams are announced Everett’s Zamor (GBL MVP) and Prophete named Football All-Scholastics; Malden’s MacDonald named Boys Golf MVP By Steve Freker den-Revere Advocate readership area. I t was an exciting and productive season for the 8 teams of the Greater Boston League this past Fall Season, which concluded with the Thanksgiving Day football games. S omer ville became the marquee athletic program of the GBL with no less than 3 Greater Boston League championships: Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer and Boys Cross Country Over 100 student-athletes from the 8 Greater Boston League teams were named to their respective league AllStar Teams. Everett’s athletic teams produced the most All-Stars this past fall, with 18 named. Medford and Someville were next with 17 All-Stars. Revere had 15 All-Stars, Malden and Lynn Classical each had 13 All-Stars named. Lynn English and Chelsea each had nine All-Stars. Congratulations to ALL of the All-Star selectees, particularly in the Everett-MalGBL CHAMPIONS for Fall 2023 Football— Everett Boys Soccer—Somerville Girls Soccer— Somerville Girls Volleyball— Lynn Classical Boys Cross Countr y— Somerville Girls Cross Country— Medford Boys & Coed Golf— Malden/Revere Co-op GBL League MVPs were as follows: Football— Christian Zamor (Everett) and Brian Vaughan (Lynn Classical) were coMVPS Boys Soccer—Erick Nunez (Somerville) Girls Soccer—Lillian Martin (Somerville) Girls Volleyball— Amanda Hughes (Lynn Classical) Boys Cross Country— Atticus Kaye (Somerville) Girls Cross Countr y— Emma Beardsley (Medford) Boys and Coed Golf— Chris MacDonald (Malden/Revere Co-op) —All of the Greater Boston League Football All-Stars were named Boston Globe Honorable Mention Football All-Scholastics —Christian Zamor of Everett was a Boston Globe and Boston Herald Football All-Scholastic selectee. —Bonhomme Dieff of Everett was a Boston Globe Honorable Mention Boys Soccer All-Scholastic selectee. —Jayden Prophete was a Boston Herald Football All-Scholastic. Following are the 2023 GBL All-Star selectees from all of the Sports FOOTBALL ALL-STARS CHELSEA: Segendi Michael. EVERETT: Aidan Duclos, Damien Lackland, Shane Mackenzie, Domenic Papa, Jayden Prophete, Pedro Rodrigues, Christian Zamor (MVP). LYNN CLASSICAL: RJ Faessler, John Nasky, Geovani Pena, Kymani Phipps, Everett High senior Christian Zamor was named Greater Boston League Co-Most Valuable Player in Football and also to the Boston Globe All-Scholastic Football Team. (Courtesy/ Hudl) Brian Vaughan (MVP). LYNN ENGLISH: Jordan Hernandez, Zamari Omosefe. MALDEN: Jerrell Calixte, Earl Fevrier. MEDFORD: Luiz Barbosa, Stevens Exateur, Justin Marino REVERE: Mehdi Bellemsiel, Walter Rodriguez. FIELD HOCKEY ALL-STARS EVERETT: Stephany DeSouza, Malaica Guillaume, Cephas Orleus, Jonathan Scoletti. MALDEN: Ashylyn Cutilly, Lilly DeSantis, Anthony Ford, Danny O’Toole. REVERE: Sonia Haily, Ana Kalliavas, Briana Mendieta, Ava Morris. BOYS SOCCER ALL-STARS CHELSEA: Jose Joj, Daylin Yanes. EVERETT: Christian De Oliveira, Wilbur Romero. LYNN CLASSICAL: Abbie DeLeon. LYNN ENGLISH: Jose Licardie, Danny Lopez. MALDEN: Ben Jean Baptiste. MEDFORD: Peyton Brunzinski, Sawku Kouyate, Matt Randazzo. REVERE: JP Chavarr ia, Brayan Medina. SOMERVILLE: Jose Lopez, Imani Mixon, Erick Nunez (MVP), Francisco Santos. GIRLS SOCCER ALL-STARS CHELSEA: Alessandra Campos. EVERETT: Layla Betancur Cardona, Yelsa Garcia. LYNN CLASSICAL: Rachel Dana, Lauren Wilson. LYNN ENGLISH: Angela Martinez. MALDEN: Amelia Berliner, Addison McWayne. MEDFORD: Jossira Kouyate, Emma Smith. REVERE: Samarah Paiva, Ari **MUST ENTER THROUGH BACK DOORS** Pina, Nisrin Sekkat. SOMERVILLE: Caitlyn Logue, Lillian Martin (MVP), CaMalden High junior Chris MacDonald, first at right, was named Greater Boston League Most Valuable Player in Boys Golf for the league. Above, he is shown with Malden/Revere co-op golf teammates, from left, senior Ryan Coggswell and junior Bo Stead. (Courtesy/Blue and Gold/ Shuyi Chen) mila Plata, Savina Schrieber. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL ALL-STARS CHELSEA: Ashley Martinez, Tatiana Sanabria Herrera. EVERETT: Nicole Brandao, Kaesta Sandy. LYNN CLASSICAL: Emma Chevalier, Amanda Hughes (MVP), Linda Jallow. LYNN ENGLISH: Bianca Martins. MALDEN: Chloe Chen, Keira Lin. MEDFORD: Molly Lappin. REVERE: Susan Lemus Chavez. SOMERVILLE: Alexis Bowie. BOYS CROSS COUNTRY CHELSEA: Alex Flores LYNN ENGLISH: Eamonn McHale. MALDEN: Slade Harding. MEDFORD: Adam Lewis, Nolan O’Keefe, Sacha Silvia. SOMERVILLE: Atticus Borggaard, Atticus Kaye (MVP), Robert Leoni, Henry Omura. GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY CHELSEA: Rosalinda Rojas. LYNN ENGLISH: Maddie McHale. MEDFORD: Emma Beardsley (MVP), Neha Mankekar, Rosalie Nicholas. REVERE: Rocio Gonzalez Castillo, Olivia Rupp. SOMERVILLE: Meredith Fellinger, Greta O’Sullivan. BOYS & COED GOLF EVERETT: Makenzie Powers. LYNN CLASSICAL: Cooper Dalferro, Kyle McKenna. LYNN ENGLISH: Jacoby Comeau, John Crowley, Riley Driscoll. MALDEN: Chris MacDonald REVERE: Frankie Annunziata. MEDFORD: Anthony Madarese, D.J. McDonough. SOMERVILLE: Emmett GBL | SEE PAGE 14

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 Page 11 ~ Everett Public Libraries Calendar of Events ~ January 29 – February 3, 2024 Parlin Adult and Teens Parlin Book Group: Parlin Meeting Room and Zoom; Monday, January 29, at 6:00 p.m.; 18+. We start the New Year with “Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers” by Jesse Q. Sutanto. Vera, a little old lady of a certain age, fi nds a dead man in the middle of her shop. She investigates, “because nobody sniff s out wrongdoing quite like a suspicious Chinese mother with time on her hands.” (Amazon). For the Zoom link, call Kathleen at 617-394 2300 or send an email to slipp@noblenet.org – or join us in person! Yarn Club: Parlin Fireplace Room, Tuesday, January 30, at 7 p.m. Come chit-chat and stitch! Bring your crocheting, knitting or any other yarn craft and sit and socialize with other members of the crafting community. Recommended for ages 14-109! Bingo! Parlin Meeting Room, Wednesday, January 31, at 1 p.m. Can’t get enough Bingo? Join us every Wednesday in January! Prizes awarded. Parlin Children’s Lego Club: Parlin Children’s Room, Monday, January 29, from 3-5 p.m. Come to the Children’s Room after school on Mondays for some free Lego building fun. Open to all ages; children under six years old must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Storytime with Vera: Parlin Children’s Room, Tuesday, January 30, at 12 p.m.; in English or Portuguese by request. Visit the Parlin Library Children’s Room to attend! Suggested ages: two to six. Math Tutoring Sessions: Parlin Meeting Room, Tuesday, January 30, from 4-5:30 p.m. Students in grades 6-10 are invited to come to our new math tutoring program this January. Our mathematically minded volunteer tutors will guide and support students with assignments and math concepts, helping them to understand diffi cult topics. Tutors will be available on a fi rst-come, fi rst-served basis. No registration required. Storytime and Sing-along with Karen: Parlin Children’s Room, Wednesday, January 31, at 11 a.m. Join us for a funfi lled morning of singing and storytelling with Karen! Suggested ages: newborn to six. Drama Class: Parlin Children’s Room, Wednesday, January 31, at 3 p.m. Do you have a drama queen or king at home? Drama Class in the Parlin Children’s Department is the perfect opportunity for your child to put those acting skills to use with our drama coach! Suggested ages: six to 14. Parlin Homework Center: Parlin Children’s Room, Mondays through Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. The Parlin Library’s Homework Center is up and running for the spring! Stop by the Children’s Department any time between 3 and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, for help from one of our volunteer tutors on homework assignments. The tutoring center is recommended for grades K-8. Please email parlininfo@noblenet.org with any questions. Origami Club: Parlin Fireplace Room, Saturday, February 3, at 12 p.m. Come and practice the ancient art of paper folding. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Shute Adult and Teens Teen Book Group: Shute Meeting Room, Monday, January 29, at 3 p.m. This month, we will be reading “All the Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven. Come check out a copy of the book at the Shute Library during the month of January and read it before the 29th to discuss the book with your local librarian and your peers! Limited copies are available for checkout. Open to ages 14-18 only. Resume Writing: Shute Adult Department. Do you need help sprucing up an old resume or creating a new one? Sign up for a 30-minute session at both the Parlin and Shute Libraries. By appointment only; please call 617-394-2302 for the Parlin Library and 617-394-2308 for the Shute Library to register for an appointment. Computer Basics 101: Shute Adult Department. Not familiar with the computer? Learn the basics: how to start up and shut down a computer, perform mouse and keyboard functions, use applications, learn Microsoft Word, navigate the Internet, set up an email account, and more! By appointment only; please call 617-394-2302 for the Parlin Library and 617394-2308 for the Shute Library to register. Shute Children’s Storytime with Vera: Shute Children’s Room, Thursday, February 1, at 12 p.m.; in English or Portuguese by request. Visit the Shute Library Children’s Room to attend! Suggested ages: two to six. For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net

Page 12 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 Topping Off Celebration at Maxwell This is an exterior view of Maxwell, a 384-unit residential building in Everett’s Commercial Triangle District. Recently topped off, Maxwell is part of Greystar’s $730 million investment in the city, which will bring 1,900-plus new housing units, including more than 100 affordable, to Everett. (Courtesy photo) G reystar recently celebrated the topping off of Maxwell, a 384-unit multifamily development located in Everett’s Commercial Triangle District. Maxwell is the second phase of the 85 Boston St. development; the first phase, a 330-unit building named Mason, opened in summer 2023. Maxwell is the third of five buildings to top off as part of Greystar’s $730 million investment in Everett, which also includes 1690 Revere Beach Parkway (741 units in two buildings), Anthem Everett (450 units) and Mason (330 units). Located at 85 Boston St. in Everett’s Commercial Triangle District, Maxwell rises six stories and includes ground floor retail space. The building is scheduled to be completed in late 2024/2025. (Courtesy photo) Celebrate Black History Month through movies at the Connolly Center All are welcome to attend these movie showings throughout the month of February M ayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett’s Council on Aging (COA) is celebrating Black History Month through various movie showings at the Connolly Center (90 Chelsea St.). All movies will be shown on Tuesdays and begin at 12:30 p.m. with refreshments served. The schedule is as follows: · February 6 – “The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar.” This film explores the trials and tribulations of American gymnast Simone Biles and her road to success. · February 13 – “Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story.” This film follows the career of Mahalia Jackson, as well as her unique relationship with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. · February 20 – “King Richard.” Starring Will Smith as Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, this film follows their lives on the tennis court. · February 27 – “Queen For more information, please call 617-394-2270 to be connected to the Connolly Center. of Katwe.” A 10-year-old girl living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, meets a missionary who teaches children how to play chess and has her whole world changed.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 Page 13 Everett fire service leader among 34 graduates from Management Training Program Multifaceted course supports professional development for chiefs and rising officers 2023-2024 CFO Class Picture. (Courtesy of Department of Fire Services) R ecently, nearly three dozen fire service leaders from across Massachusetts graduated in the 29th class of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s Chief Fire Officer Management Training Program. The four-month program for new chief officers and chief officer candidates is delivered jointly by the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy (MFA) and the University of Massachusetts Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management. Through classroom instruction and out-ofclass assignments, the course delivers intensive training in the non-fire suppression aspects of managing a municipal fire department. “The Chief Fire Officer program is a tremendous opportunity for new chiefs and rising officers,” said State Fire SCHOOL DAZE | FROM PAGE 9 ning superintendent” Priya Tahiliani for the position. She previously withdrew from the Melrose superintendent search when she learned that she was going to be rejected for that position also. Committee member At-Large Samantha Hurley asked the question: “I have a hard time understanding what reinstating Superintendent Tahiliani would do since her contract is up February 29.” Was it their objective to bring her back and extend her contract end date to one unknown? It is their objective to continue Marshal Jon M. Davine, who graduated from the program in 2016. “The rigorous instruction in such a wide variety of topics will help these graduates provide the leadership that their departments and communities deserve. Completing the program is a major accomplishment and I want to congratulate all of them on their initiative and dedication to professional development.” The Chief Fire Officer Management Training Program covers a spectrum of topics considered essential for effective public sector management. It includes human resource management, ethics, executive leadership, governmental and organization structures, information management, customer-focused strategic planning, legal isthe circus act. Stirred with emotion about reinstating Tahiliani, the three misfits, Samantha Lambert, Robin Babcock, and Joanna Garren’s decision-making is clouded regarding how to move forward and work “for the kids.” It is upsetting to watch Lambert direct Garren on what to say and what motions to make. Their feelings are setting the entire school system up for serious failure regarding the quality of our students’ education. Margaret Cornelio said it best: “We need to make a decision that is right for our Graduation Ceremony. (Courtesy of Department of Fire Services) sues, budgets and public finance, community awareness, and labor relations. The curriculum helps fire officers improve their ability to lead and manage personnel, understand employees’ needs and problems, communischools, our students, and our community.” For two years we have been hearing the same issues regarding overcrowding, drop in MCAS scores and schools underperforming. These are the issues that we want the School Committee and public participation to address. It has been all talk and no action by the former superintendent and former School Committee. Too much emotion, too much talk and not enough action was the pattern of our previous “award-winning” Superintendent Tahiliani. Samantha Hurley, commitcate effectively to a variety of audiences and leverage inter-agency cooperation. The MFA, a division of the Department of Fire Services, offers this program tuition-free. Among the 2023-2024 graduating class was Deputee member At-Large, also agreed, stating, “I don’t want to add to the chaos. I want to look at this in an organizational way, how to move forward in a procedural way, as organized as possible, for our staff to do their jobs.” She also understands that discussing the past at every meeting and blaming the people of the past will not change the future. She wants to discuss ideas that enhance the curriculum. Mrs. Babcock stated, “We owe it to the school community to engage in this discussion however difficult that ty Chief Lawrence Cardinale from the Everett Fire Department and others were drawn from many fire departments across Massachusetts. The class members serve as chiefs, deputy chiefs, and captains. may be.” Everyone wants to move on and solve the major challenges our schools are facing. Let’s stop making the past the primary topic of conversation at every School Committee meeting. Moving forward is not offensive and involves hard decisions. Moving forward should not be based on emotion. The biggest prohibitor currently with our public speakers and three misfit School Committee members (Lambert, Babcock, and Garren) is emotion. Removing individual emotions is the only way to work “for the kids.”

Page 14 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 Join Polymnia for their Annual Fundraising Cabaret! F or over 70 years, Polymnia Choral Society has been delivering great performances to acknowledge and honor the important times in our lives. On Saturday, January 27, 2024, Polymnia will hold its annual Cabaret at Temple Beth Shalom (21 E. Foster St. in Melrose). This evening will feature Polymnia members and friends with musical selections chosen by the performers. Previous Cabaret shows have included songs from Broadway musicals, pop ballads, jazz standards, and more. Audiences will have two opportunities to enjoy Cabaret: the fi rst performance at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) or the second performance at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30). The Cabaret is suitable for all ages. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for students and $5 for children under 12. We look forward to seeing you there! To purchase tickets for this concert, visit https://polymnia. org/about-our-upcoming-season/ or Miter Biter (479 Main St., Melrose) or call 617-6335006. For more information about Polymnia: www. polymnia.org/about. New England Donor Services Announces Record Number of Life-Saving Organ Donors in 2023 549 organ donors in the region resulted in 1,401 life-saving organ transplants W ALTHAM, MA. – New England Donor Services (NEDS) today announced record numbers of life-saving deceased donor organ donations and transplants in its New England service area, which represented significant growth for a third consecutive year. In 2023, 549 deceased donors donated organs resulting in 1,401 life-saving transplants. This record level of clinical activity places NEDS among the nation’s top 4 organ procurement organizations by donor volume. Since 2020, NEDS has increased the annual number of organ donors by 52 percent. NEDS also coordinated the recovery of donated tissue from 1,733 donors, including donated cornea, bone, skin, heart valves and other tissues used in necessary medical procedures to heal and transform lives. Tissue donated through NEDS is used in upwards of 60,000 tissue transplants each year. “It is the thoughtfulness and generosity of our organ and tissue donors and their families who said, ‘yes’ to the decision to donate, that makes these life-saving transplants a reality,” said Alexandra K. Glazier, President and CEO of New England Donor Services. “The consecutive years of high performance demonstrate why our nation’s system of donation and transplantation is considered the best in the world. We are committed to continue working with clinical partners, donor families, and across all the communities that we serve to ensure that life-saving organ donations are handled with care and equity to honor the lives of the donors and to meet the need of patients awaiting transplant.” NEDS is the federally designated non-profi t organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissues for transplant in the region. Working sensitively with donor families, NEDS staff of over 300 employees screen for potential donation opportunities, lead donation authorization discussions, maintain medical support of potential donors, coordinate surgical recovery of donated organs and tissues, allocate organs according to the national transplant waiting list and direct transport of organs to transplant centers and tissues to processors. Phyllis Wilkerson of Stamford, CT, received a kidney transplant and heart transplant on the same day in 2023. Ms. Wilkerson said, “The organ donations I received saved my life. I am beyond grateful to the donor and their family for thinking of others even as they grieved the loss of a loved one.” In addition to representing a record year for organ and tissue donation for New England, 2023 included several other milestones. In May 2023, NEDS coordinated 61 organ donors that resulted in 160 life-saving transplants; the most ever recovered and transplanted in a single month in New England. In November 2023, NEDS reached 500 donors for the calendar year, the fi rst time that milestone was achieved in the region. One person can save up to eight lives as an organ donor and heal 75 people as a tissue donor. Residents of New England can register as donors on their driver’s license, through the Apple iPhone health app or on the national Donate Life Donor Registry at www.RegisterMe.org. About New England Donor Services (NEDS) New England Donor Services is a leading nonprofit organization that coordinates organ and tissue donation in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, the eastern counties of Vermont and Bermuda. Co-founded in 1968 by Nobel Laureat Dr. Joseph Murray, who performed the world’s fi rst successful organ transplant, today NEDS works with thousands of donors and donor families who have generously made the decision to give the gift of life. The organization’s highly skilled staff medically screen referrals for potential donations from more than 200 hospitals across the region and lead all donor authorization discussions with families. NEDS also allocates organs according to the national transplant waiting list and coordinates their transport to ensure the right organs get to the right patients at the right time. Learn more at https://neds.org/ or follow us on LinkedIn or on X at @NEDonorServices. National Nonprofi t Wreaths Across America Announces New Theme for 2024 “Live with Purpose.” C OLUMBIA FALLS, ME — January 22, 2024 — Wreaths Across America (WAA), the national nonprofit whose year-long mission is to Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve, and Teach our children the value of freedom, proudly announces its theme for 2024: “Live with Purpose.” Each year, millions of volunteers and patriots gather in local, state, and national cemeteries across all 50 states and abroad to pay tribute to our nation’s servicemembers and their families. This year’s theme, “Live with Purpose,” draws inspiration from the remarkable stories of these volunteers whose impactful work in their communities is a beacon of inspiration for all. Karen Worcester, Executive Director of Wreaths Across America, shared her thoughts on why this theme is so important; watch why here: 2024 Theme: Live with Purpose (youtube.com). “Over the course of the last year, and then especially on the escort to Arlington last December, I listened to people who had gone through great adversity, and they’d taken that adversity and turned it around as a call to action to spend the rest of their lives making sure that every day was meaningful and that they lived with purpose,” said Worcester. “For me, to live with purpose is a mindset.” As part of this year’s theme, WAA will be sharing a monthly video series and corresponding lesson plans starting in February GBL | FROM PAGE 10 Easton (MVP). Undefeated Everett wins Middle School Boys Basketball Regular Season Championship, Malden is second and Revere third Congratulations to the Everett Middle School Boys Basketball team, which on Wednesday completed an undefeated regular season, that speak to the 10 bouquets that make up a veteran’s wreath – these are the 10 attributes or characteristics that WAA believes define our nation’s servicemembers – a symbol of honor, respect and victory. VeteransWreathColoringPage.2019.v1 (windows.net) In 2023, over three million sponsored veterans’ wreaths were placed by volunteers on headstones at 4,225 participating locations worldwide. Wreaths Across America volunteers tirelessly work year-round to Remember, Honor, and Teach, with each name spoken out loud in grateful acknowledgment of the sacrifi ces made by our veterans for our freedoms. Follow the impactful stories of those volunteers and supporters living with purpose throughout the year using the hashtag #LiveWithPurpose and tune in to Wreaths Across America Radio, available on the iHeart Radio app, TuneIn, and the Audacy app, or listen at www. wreathsacrossameric.org/ radio. This year, National Wreaths Across America Day will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2024. This is a free event open to all, and the organization encourages community members to participate by volunteering locally or sponsoring a wreath for an American hero. For more information, please visit www.wreathsacrossameric.org. To learn more, follow this link https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ Home/News/1081 finishing a perfect 10-0. In second play was Malden, as Coach Ronnie Luke’s team went 7-3. Revere was third at 6-4 and Chelsea was fourth at 5-5. Playoffs will be held next week on Monday and Wednesday. Tentatively and not confirmed, Everett Boys will host Chelsea on Monday and Malden will host Revere. Sites and times will be announced.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 Page 15 ‘The Young Company Winter Festival 2024’ unveils a spectacular lineup of family-friendly productions at Greater Boston Stage Company P repare to be enthralled as Greater Boston Stage Company proudly presents The Young Company Winter Festival 2024, an extraordinary event that seamlessly blends the boundless creativity of budding young artists in grades 4-12 with the expertise of their professional teams. This season’s festival promises to deliver jaw-dropping storytelling at its absolute finest, featuring three captivating productions that will transport audiences into worlds of magic, whimsy and heart. Join us in February for “Honk! JR.,” “James and the Giant Peach” and “The Prom: School Edition.” “Honk! JR.” is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, “Honk! JR.” will treat your audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears. Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out that being different is not a bad thing to be. Performed by Young Company student actors in grades 4-6; music by George Stiles; book and Lyrics by Anthony Dewey; based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling;” directed/ choreographed by Sara Coombs; assistant directed by Devon Whitney; stage managed by Anna Fialho; music directed by Carrie Tully; costume design by E. Rosser. • Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. • Feb. 10 at 12:00 p.m. • Feb. 11 at 12:00 p.m. Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach” is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (“Dogfight” and “A Christmas Story: The Musical”) and a curiously quirky book by Timothy Allen McDonald (“Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka,” “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley”), critics rave: James and the Giant Peach is a “masterpeach!” When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building. Performed by Young Company student actors in grades 7-9; book by Timothy Allen McDonald; music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul; directed by Daniel Begin; choreographed by Autumn Blazon-Brown; stage managed by Demi DiCarlo; music directed by Jordan Oczkowski; costume design by E. Rosser. • Feb. 9 at 8:00 p.m. • Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m. • Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m. “The Prom”: Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So, when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow – but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens, and the result is love that brings them all together. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, “The Prom: School Edition” expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever. Performed by Young Company student actors in grades 1012; book and Lyrics by Chad Beguelin; book by Bob Martin; music by Matthew Sklar; directed by Alyssa Burke; choreographed by Sydney Grant; stage managed by Sarah Simon; music directed by Bethany Aiken; costume design by Rebecca Glick. • Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. • Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. • Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $25. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 781-2792200 or visit www.greaterbostonstage.org. Group sales are also available. Please contact Director of Marketing and Public Relations Bryan Miner at bryan@greaterbostonstage.org or 781-279-7885 x107 for more information. About the Young Company: This program helps the next generation become better artists, better audience members and better people through dramatic education. Through artistic training and performance opportunities, the Young Company at Greater Boston Stage Company develops life skills, such as confidence, self-discipline and collaboration, to inspire and prepare young actors for future creative engagement and success. Process-oriented programming pushes students to the next level by working with exceptional Boston teaching artists and theatre professionals. Students are also provided with opportunities to work on Mainstage productions side-by-side with professionals. The Young Company lives by the idea that good theatre makes good people. About Greater Boston Stage Company: The Company brings vibrant professional theatre and dramatic education beyond the boundaries of Boston, featuring world and regional premieres alongside fresh interpretations of familiar work. Within this setting, the Company uniquely fosters the artists of tomorrow by providing ongoing performance and employment opportunities to current and former students. Now in its 24th season of live theatre in Stoneham, Mass., Greater Boston Stage Company produces five Mainstage shows, presents a series of Special Events and runs year-round classes, lessons and fully staged productions through the Young Company for students in grades 1-12. Box Office: 781-279-2200 Box Office hours: Tuesdays through Fridays, noon to 4 p.m. Location: 395 Main St., Stoneham, Mass. Website: www.greaterbostonstage.org

Page 16 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 After dropping a heartbreaker to Lynn Classical, Tide girls’ basketball recovers to beat Lynn English new Mission, Somerville, Revere await Everett next week as the schedule heats up By Joe McConnell A fter defeating host Chelsea, 49-27 on Jan. 17, the Everett High School girls’ basketball team (4-8) experienced another tough, close loss the next night at home against Lynn Classical, 49-47. Malaica Guillaume was credited with her third double / double of the season after coming up with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Emilia Maria Babcock also did her part to keep her teammates in the game with 15 points, five rebounds and four steals. The Everett girls then traveled to Lynn English to take on the Bulldogs Tuesday night, where they defeated the home team, 48-41. “Our girls played with poise in this game,” said coach Riley Dunn. “We were hungry, and were also relentless at the end of the game, working really hard to get back into the win column.” Babcock led all scorers in this game with 24 points, which included connecting on three huge free throws down the stretch to seal the deal for her teammates. Guillaume was all over the boards once again. She was able to grab 11 rebounds, while scoring 12 points to now account for her fourth double / double this season. “Big plays were made down the stretch from the likes of Kaesta Sandy on the boards that doesn’t even include the solid defensive pressure that came from the tandem of Casey Martinez and Sonia Constanza Flores,” said Dunn after Seniors, shown from left to right: Taisha Alexandre, Malica Guillaume, Kaesta Sandy, Malaica Guillaume and Gleidy Tejada Sanchez. (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) Tuesday night’s game. “This was a great team win. I’m really proud of these girls for getting it done tonight.” The Everett girls have since traveled to Somerville to face the Highlanders on Jan. 25 after press deadline, before coming home to host non-league New Mission Monday night, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Tide will then take on Somerville again, but this time on their home court the next night, beginning at 7 p.m., followed by a trip to Revere Thursday night, Feb. 1 for a game against the rival Patriots at the same time. Tide boys’ basketball drops close decision to visiting Lynn English Everett is now prepping to host Revere next Thursday night to begin a brand-new month By Joe McConnell T he Everett High School boys’ basketball team (7-2 in the Greater Boston League, 8-4 overall) defeated host Lynn Classical last Thursday night, 58-51. “It was a good win over a gritty, well-coached Lynn Classical team,” said first-year head coach Gerard Boyce after the game. “The kids are working hard, and now the focus is on Lynn English Tuesday night at home on “Blackout Attire Night.” Boyce knew the Bulldogs Liam Dorosario and Jaysaun Coggins are shown together after leading their teammates to victory at Lynn Classical last Thursday night, 58-51. They were then named Players of the Game by head coach Gerard Boyce. (Courtesy photo) would be looking for revenge after his club defeated them in December, 65-61, and they were able to achieve that goal, but by the slimmest of margins, 75-73. But against the Rams, Jaysaun Coggins paced the offensive attack with 21 points. Cristian Vasquez was next in line with 16. Liam Dorosario closed out Everett’s double-digit scorers in this game with 12. Boyce chose Coggins and Vasquez as the Players of the Game against the Rams for their overall efforts in helping to carry their teammates to victory. The Crimson Tide then had to deal with another close encounter against Lynn English Tuesday night, but this type of game just might benefit them come state tournament time. Coggins was once again the Tide’s leading scorer with 31 points. Allsin Desruisseaux accounted for 14 points. Liam Dorosario chipped in with 13. “This one definitely hurts,” said Boyce. “But I’m still proud of the effort by my boys, and also hats of to a resilient Lynn English team.” But the Everett coach then added: “This adversity will bring us closer together, and will also make us tougher. They have definitely improved since the start of the season.” Following the English heartbreaker, the Everett boys welcomed Somerville to town last night (Jan. 25) after press deadline, before getting some much-needed time off. They will resume the regular season schedule next Thursday night (Feb. 1) against visiting Revere, starting at 7 p.m. Tide boys dominate Lynn English on the track to record third victory Everett girls fall short to the Bulldogs, despite several personal best performances By Joe McConnell T he Everett High School boys and girls indoor track teams had mixed results in their most recent meet against Lynn English at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Roxbury on Jan. 10. The Everett boys (3-2) exploded past the Bulldogs to the tune of 84-5, while the girls dropped a 6233 decision to their Lynn counterparts. Sophomore Kayshaun Eveillard qualified for states in the 55-meter dash after running a 6.89 in the JV race,” said coach Jehu Cimea. “Senior Donald Michel also made states after completing the hurdles in 8.65. Sophomore Lucas Nunez had a personal best in the 1,000 with a time of 3:09.25, while his classmate Jeremy Whitlow also had his best personal time in the 1,000 with a time of 3:25.52. Senior captain Nischal Tamang had a personal best in the mile with a time of 5:21.37. “In the girls meet, senior captain Suzanne Maharjan TRACK TEAMS | SEE PAGE 17

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 Page 17 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. MASSt erlist 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: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/aPTLucK THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes from the week of January 15-19. There were no roll calls in the House last week. BAN DECLAWING OF CATS (S 2552) Senate 39-0, approved and sent to the House a bill that would prohibit surgeries that declaw cats, tendonectomies and similar procedures except in cases of medical necessity in which a veterinarian determines that the surgery would address a condition that jeopardizes the cat’s health. Declawing a cat means amputating the fi rst bone on each toe and tendonectomies involve cutting a tendon in each toe that controls the extension of claws. The penalty for violating this ban is $1,000 for the first offense, $1,500 for a second off ense and $2,500 for a third or subsequent offense. In addition, veterinarians who perform a declawing without it being medically necessary may be subject to disciplinary action by their licensure board. Many cat owners often declaw their pets to prevent scratches or damage to household items like rugs or furniture. However, veterinarians and the Humane Society of the U.S. have said that cats who have had their claws removed are more likely to experience paw pain, back pain, infection and the inability to use their legs properly. “Declawing is an abhorrent practice that most veterinarians view as inhumane, but it is also a procedure that is widely misunderstood and requested by owners,” said sponsor Sen. Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford). “By passing this legislation, veterinarians will no longer have to weigh the choice knowing that if they don’t provide the procedure the owner is likely to just look for someone who will.” “This is another step in my commitment to protect animals in the commonwealth,” continued Montigny. “As a state we have done far too little to punish heartless abusers and to push back against a weak court system that has too often failed to hold them accountable. There are too many people who have committed horrendous abuses to animals that have been unpunished and are walking free to continue to do harm.” “We thank the Senate for advancing this bill and again demonstrating their commitment to animal protection,” said Kara Holmquist, Director of Advocacy for the MSPCA-Angell. “Our animal hospital, Angell Animal Medical Center, has not performed declawing surgery for decades because it is not in the interest of the animal, often involves painful complications and can create lifelong behavior problems. We are grateful that this unnecessary amputation will be prohibited in the state.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes REPEAL ARCHAIC LAWS (S 2979) Senate 39-0, approved and sent to the House a measure that would repeal several archaic laws, still on the books in Massachusetts, which many people no longer see as criminal and/or may be unconstitutional. The bill would repeal archaic laws that intrude on an individual’s privacy regarding sexual activity by removing the statute that criminalizes sodomy, removing language that criminalizes “unnatural” acts and removing language pertaining to “common nightwalkers.” It would also establish a permanent law revision commission and leaves in place statutes prohibiting BEACON | SEE PAGE 18 LEGAL NOTICE EVERETT PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Public Hearing on an application by 376 3rd Street, LLC Property located at: 376-378 Third Street Site Plan Review & Inclusionary Zoning In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L Chapter 40A and with Sections 19 and 32 of the Everett Zoning Ordinance, the Everett Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on Monday, February 5, 2024 at 6:00 PM in the Speaker George Keverian Hearing Room, Everett City Hall, Room 37, to consider the above-listed application for Site Plan Review and Special Permit for Inclusionary Zoning. This proposal is for the redevelopment of an existing industrial building, maintaining the same footprint and performing exterior modifications to the materiality of the building as well as interior modifications to accommodate 125 residential units, 13 of which are proposed as deed-restricted affordable, and 79 parking spaces. 376 Third Street is a parcel of land located in the Commercial Triangle Economic Development District and is referenced by Assessor’s Department as K0-05-000170. A copy of the application and plans are on file and available in the Office of the City Clerk and the Department of Planning and Development, both located at City Hall, 484 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 and can be inspected online anytime at http://www.cityofeverett.com/449/PlanningBoard and/or by request during regular City Hall business hours by contacting The Planning and Development Office at 617-394-2334. All persons interested in or wishing to be heard on the applications may attend and participate in the hearing by attending the hearing in Room 37 in Everett City Hall. The Agenda for the meeting will be posted in accordance with the Open Meeting Law under Planning Board at: http://www.cityofeverett.com/AgendaCenter. Questions and comments can be directed in advance of the public hearing to Matt Lattanzi of the Department of Planning & Development at Matt.Lattanzi@ci.everett.ma.us or 617-394-2230. Frederick Cafasso Chairman January 19, 26, 2024 For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net TRACK TEAMS | FROM PAGE 16 (15:36.67) was credited with a personal best in the two-mile by 30 seconds,” added Cimea. Jeremiah Jeanlouis (7.18) broke the tape first in the 55-meter dash. Joao Barreiros (7.28) and Matt LaMonica (7.29) came in third and fourth place. Kayshaun Eveillard (37.59) and Luvens Hector (40.98) topped the ticket in the 300. Sterley Hall (44.96) ended up fourth. Dawens Germain (1:42.41), Adrien Reyes (1:42.96) and Dante Gell (1:52.18) experienced similar results in the 600. Lucas Nunez (3:09.25), Jeremy Whitlow (3:25.52) and Randy Cruz (3:40.52) swept the 1,000. Nischal Tamang (5:21.37), John Cardoso (5:49.77) and Miguel Ventura (6:29) did the same picking up all nine points in the mile. Khang Nguyen (18-5.5) bested the entire fi eld in the long jump. Dawens Germain (5-4) and Donald Michel (50) took the top two spots in the high jump. Shane MacKenzie (37-9), Jason Stark (378) and Fabrice Michaud (369.5) swept the shotput. Donald Michel (8.65) and Dawens Germain (11.10) ran one, two in the 55-meter hurdles. Anthony Whitlow (12:37.46), David Huezo-Erazo (13:50.57) and Kyle Leong (15:33.35) swept the twomile. In the girls meet, Yelsa Garcia (8.16) and Isabella Pimenta (8.43) were third and fourth in the 55-meter dash. Zyrell Cannon-Mathis (50.90) and LEGAL NOTICE City of Everett PLANNING BOARD 484 BROADWAY EVERETT, MA 02149 Angelina Papa (51.63) did likewise in the 300. Milena Antoino (2:11.6) was second in the 600. Tiff any Escobar (4:20.43) also recorded a second for the team in the 1,000, as did Nicole Fonseca (7:44.84) in the mile, and Garcia (12-1) in the long jump. Darrynn Desrameaux (316) and La Betancur-Cardona (29-3.5) captured fi rst and second in the shotput, while Tiana Allen (23-0.5) and Graziella Foster (22-11.25) finished fi fth and sixth. Nicole Brandao (10.29) went to the head of the class in the 55-meter hurdles. Devon Gomez-Walrond (11.32) and Juliette Romboli (11.47) fi nished third and fourth. Suzanne Maharjan (15:36.67) broke the tape first in the two-mile.

Page 18 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 BEACON | FROM PAGE 17 prostitution and statutes prohibiting sex with aniNew Clean Vehicle Tax Credit T he Federal government provides for a tax credit up to $7,500 for new electric vehicle (EV) purchases and up to $4,000 for used EV purchases. In order to qualify to the tax credit, you must meet the MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price). The MSRP is reflected on the sticker and includes options, accessories, etc. It does not include destination fees and taxes. For most cars, the MSRP cannot exceed $55,000. For sports utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, the MSRP limit is $80,000. You also have to meet the modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) test. For a married filing joint return taxpayer, the MAGI must be less than or equal to $300,000 for either calendar year 2023 or 2022. For a head of household taxpayer, the MAGI must be less than or equal to $225,000. For a single taxpayer, the MAGI must be less than $150,000. As an example, if Vinny and Alice purchased an EV in 2023 with MAGI of $750,000 in 2023 and MAGI of $250,000 in 2022, assuming the MSRP of the new vehicle does not exceed $55,000, they would still qualify for the $7,500 tax credit. If Charlie, a single taxpayer, purchased an EV in 2023 with MAGI of $150,001 in 2023 and $175,000 in 2022, he would not qualify for the tax credit. He would be over the limit in both calendar years. Vehicle manufacturers are required to report the EV information to the IRS as well as the purchaser of the vehicle. The manufacturer must provide this information to the purchaser at the time of sale and must also inform the purchaser as to what the maximum tax credit available is. IRS Form 15400, Clean Vehicle Seller Report is used by dealers to report this information for both new clean vehicles and used clean vehicles. Starting on January 1, 2024, taxpayers can now opt to claim the tax credit as a reduction to the purchase price as opposed to claiming a tax credit on his or her individual income tax return. Even if you report no income tax on your total tax line of your tax return, the IRS will still refund you the $7,500. To claim the tax credit, you must include Form 8936 with your tax return. You should check with the dealership as to whether or not the EV you are purchasing is eligible for the tax credit, and in what amount. There are requirements as to final assembly being in the U.S or Canada, a certain percentage of battery components being produced in the U.S. or with countries with a free trade agreement with the U.S., etc. The requirements have changed for 2024 purchases. Joseph D. Cataldo is an estate planning/elder law attorney, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, AICPA Personal Financial Specialist and holds a masters degree in taxation. mals. “This bill sends a message that Massachusetts is a place that cares about the freedom of individuals,” said Senate sponsor Sen. Will Brownsberger (D-Belmont). “I look forward to working with my House colleagues to get this on the governor’s desk.” “Repealing homophobic and transphobic language in state law helps to build a safer and more inclusive commonwealth,” said Sen. Julian Cyr (D-Truro). “In Massachusetts, we take pride in being a welcoming state, and our laws must reflect our values. The archaic and discriminatory language found in … the General Laws dates back to 1887 and historically was deployed to criminalize LGBTQ+ people. By removing harmful, homophobic and transphobic language from our statutes, we ensure the letter of the law promotes equity and justice for all.” “I filed this legislation with Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa to modernize the commonwealth’s statutes to better codify the social progress that has been made and have our laws reflect our values,” said Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Boston) who along with Sabadosa filed an earlier version of the bill in the House. “The law revision commission is particularly important to ensure that Massachusetts statutes do not have discriminatory laws that infringe on … civil liberties. Given the current political climate around the country, we can no longer assume that some archaic laws are not enforceable.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes ALSO UP ON BEACON HILL For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS (S 2550) – The Senate approved and sent to the House legislation that would require that all real estate appraisals in the Bay State be conducted by certified or licensed appraisers who are subject to regulatory oversight. Supporters said that under current law, anyone— without having to meet any standards of education or experience—can perform valuations for proceedings including estate settlements, divorces, business dissolutions and litigation. An unlicensed and uncertified person may prepare unsupportable valuations that expose consumers to considerable risk, and they are not subject to any regulatory oversight or accountability. “People are surprised to learn that under current Massachusetts law, anyone can conduct a real estate appraisal, even if they don’t have the appropriate education and experience,” said sponsor Sen. Cindy Creem (D-Newton). “By mandating that real estate appraisals be conducted by certified and licensed professionals, we are protecting Massachusetts consumers from sham or inaccurate appraisals that can have serious financial consequences.” PET CEMETERIES (H 4206) – The Agriculture Committee held a hearing on legislation that would require the owner of any property used or to be used for a pet cemetery to file in the Registry of Deeds a dedication restricting the property to be used only for the operation of a pet cemetery. Supporters said the bill would preserve existing pet cemeteries by preventing the construction and development on the property that is or holds out to be a pet cemetery. “Our pets hold a special place in our hearts, and the places where they are laid to rest deserve the same level of reverence and protection as any other memorial site,” said sponsor Rep. Rodney Elliott (D-Lowell). “This legislation ensures that pet cemeteries are upheld with the dignity and respect they deserve.” ADOPT A SHELTER DOG MONTH (H 2984) – The House gave initial approval to a bill designating October as Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, to increase public awareness and encourage the adoption of shelter and rescue dogs in Massachusetts. “Last year alone, over 22,000 pets entered Massachusetts animal shelters in need of a home,” said sponsor Rep. Bruce Ayers (D-Quincy). “By establishing October as Adopt a Shelter Dog Month annually, this bill will create greater public awareness of the need for pet adoption and will encourage people to give these dogs a forever home in a safe and loving environment.” SIKH APPRECIATION MONTH (H 3026) - The House gave initial approval to legislation designating the month of April as Sikh Appreciation Month in recognition of the significant contributions Sikhs have made to the state and to the nation. “Both Rep. Barber and I represent vibrant Sikh communities and seek to honor their values and contributions to our cities,” said Rep. Patricia Duffy (D-Holyoke), who sponsored the bill along with Rep. Christine Barber (D-Somerville). We … will continue to advocate for this legislation’s passage.” DON’T MISS THIS “BUILDING A BRIGHTER FUTURE” EVENT ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31: – Join Amplify Latinx in partnership with Salem State University, MassBudget, the Boston Foundation and the State House News Service for an insightful and empowering event, “The Massachusetts Latino Electoral Project and Economic Empowerment Summit.” This gathering is dedicated to advancing the Massachusetts Latino community’s political engagement and economic prosperity. Details and sign up: https://massterlist.com/ building-a-brighter-future/ QUOTABLE QUOTES “We set high goals for our first year in office. I stood here a year ago and made promises. And because we came together, and we acted with urgency, we delivered results. We met every one of our goals. Today, Massachusetts is more affordable, more competitive and more equitable than it was a year ago. And the state of our commonwealth, like the spirit of our people, is stronger than ever.” ---Gov. Maura Healey from her State of the State” address last week. “Gov. Healey also needs to address the elephant in the room, which is the immigration crisis precipitated by our open southern border, as well as the budget and housing crises that have accompanied it. Massachusetts desperately needs our governor to confront the Biden-Harris administration for failing to secure our southern border.” --Paul Craney, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance. “No we’re not going to raise taxes, we just lowered taxes. We’re not schizophrenic. We’ve chosen the course of action and we BEACON | SEE PAGE 23

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 Page 19 Say nir Sa a y Senior Seni by Jim Miller What You Need to Know About Medicare Spouse Coverage Dear Savvy Senior, Are spouses who have not worked outside the home eligible for Medicare benefi ts? I have worked most of my adult life, but my wife has been a mother and homemaker since we got married and hasn’t held an income-producing job since she was in college. Will she be eligible for Medicare? Searching Spouse Dear Searching, There are many couples in your situation when it comes to applying for Medicare. The answer generally is yes, your spouse can qualify for Medicare on your work record. Here’s how it works. Medicare Requirements Medicare, the government health insurance program for older adults, covers around 60 million Americans age 65 and older, as well as those younger that have a qualifying disability or have End-Stage Renal Disease. To be eligible, you must have worked and paid Medicare taxes for at least 10 years to qualify for premium-free Medicare Part A hospital coverage when you turn 65. If you qualify, then your non-working spouse will qualify too, based on your work record when she turns 65. Divorced spouses are also eligible if they were married at least 10 years and are single, as are surviving spouses who are single and who were married for at least nine months before their spouse died. In addition to Part A, both you and your spouse would also qualify for Medicare Part B, which covers doctor’s visits and other outpatient services, but requires a monthly premium. The premium for Part B benefi ciaries in 2024 is $174.70 per month per person. Couples fi ling jointly with incomes over $206,000 per year pay even more. There are also a number of other caveats you should know about depending on your wife’s age. Older Spouses If your wife is older than you, she can qualify for Medicare on your work record at age 65, even if you’re not getting Medicare yourself, but you must be at least 62 years old. You also must have been married for at least one year for your wife to apply for Medicare on your work record. If you are still working and your wife is covered by your employer’s health insurance, she may want to enroll only in the premium-free Medicare Part A until you retire, or your employer coverage ends. Part B – along with its premium – can be added later without penalty as long as your employer’s group health plan is your “primary coverage.” Check with your employers’ human resources department to fi nd out about this. (Note: If your wife is funding a health savings account, she may not want to take Part A because she can’t make contributions after she enrolls). Younger Spouses If your wife is younger than you, she will need health insurance until she turns 65 and becomes eligible for Medicare. This may be through the Health Insurance Marketplace (see healthcare.gov), or if you’re still working, through COBRA (see dol.gov/general/topic/health-plans/cobra). Other Medicare Choices In addition to Medicare Part A and B, when you and your wife become Medicare eligible, each of you will also need to enroll in a Part D prescription drug plan if you don’t have credible drug coverage from your employer or union. And, you may want to purchase a Medicare supplemental (Medigap) policy too, to help pay for things that aren’t covered by Medicare like copayments, coinsurance and deductibles. Or, you may want to consider an all-in-one Medicare Advantage plan. For more information on Medicare choices and enrollment rules visit Medicare.gov or call 800-6334227. You can also get help through your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (see shiphelp.org), which provides free Medicare counseling. 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. nior ior OBITUARIES Alfred Smith Hoover J anuar y 15, 2024, age 95 of Everett. For 72 years the cherished husband of Catherine M. (Canty) Hoover. Beloved father of Stephen and his wife Patricia of Everett, Ellen Mosher of Amesbury, Joan Callahan of Danvers. Devoted Grandfather of Nolan, Timothy and Brendan Hoover, Nicholas, Michael, William, Julie Mosher and her fi ancé, Stephen Blatancic, Kyle and Liam Callahan, great-grandfather of Adalyn Hoover. Predeceased by parents, Henry and Catherine, sisters Rosemary Machunski, Katherine Kumm, Theresa Gardiner and brothers Henry, Robert and James. Born in Brighton, Al grew up in Mission Hill and Auburndale. Al was a graduate of St. John’s Prep and Suff olk University and a longtime employee of State Street Corporation. For years he was actively involved in Immaculate Conception Parish in Everett where he served as the treasurer of the St. Vincent DePaul Society for over forty years, He also served as an usher and was a former President of the Holy Name Society. Al enjoyed spending time at his Mountain View Cottage on Sunset Lake. He was an avid reader and loved solving crossword puzzles and answering Jeopardy questions. Al and Kay enjoyed many trips over the years with their close group friends. A devoted family man, Al looked forward to family gatherings and spending time with his siblings, children, nieces, nephews and later in life with his grandchildren. He will be missed. In lieu of fl owers please make a donation in his name to: The Society of St. Vincent De Paul Boston, 18 Canton Street, Stoughton, MA 02072 or The American Heart Association, 93 Worcester Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 or the charity of your choice. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Al’s Visiting Hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.), EVERETT, Sunday, January 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. His Funeral will be from the funeral home, Monday, at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett, at 11 a.m. U.S. Army Military Honors will be presented at the end of Mass. Interment private. Parking with attendants on duty. Eveline Delle Donne O f Ev - er ett . Passed away on January 17, 2024. Beloved wife of the late Delfino Delle Donne. Loving Mother of Franco and his wife Deborah Delle Donne and Salvatore Delle Donne. Adored Grandmother Franco Delle Donne. Cherished daughter of the late Julia (Tirelli) and Vincenzo Gentile. Evelina, born in Caserta, Italy, in 1929, moved to the United States in 1955 with her family, eventually establishing residence in the North End of Boston for a period of 15 years. In 1969, she relocated to Everett, where she took delight in cultivating flowers and vegetables in her garden. Additionally, she enjoyed frequenting casinos to engage in slot machine games, as well as showcasing her culinary skills through cooking and baking for family and friends, she hosted gatherings on Christmas Eve for several decades. Eveline was very kind, caring and generous. Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett on Friday, January 26th. Visitation will be held at 8:30 am at the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass in Saint Anthony Church 38 Oakes St., Everett at 10:00 am. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Rose Rita (Aversa) Montalbano O f Everett, entered into eternal rest t home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, January 18, 2024. She was 101 years old. Born in Chelsea, Rose was a lifelong resident of Everett. She was very active parishioner of her beloved church, Our Lady of Grace. Rose served faithfully as a Eucharistic ~ Help Wanted ~ Now Hiring Deli Clerks & Deli Manager Flexible Hours - We will work with the right candidates! Positive Attitude and Enthusiastic Customer Service a must. Apply online or ask for Joe or Mary at the Store. McKINNON’S EVERETT - 620 Broadway, Everett Scan Cell Phone Here For More Information! Minister and was an active member of the Socialites. Beloved wife of the late Jack J. Montalbano. Dear and devoted mother of Paul and his wife, Maria, Leonard and his wife, Nancy, and John. Sister of the late Albert, Peter and Charles Aversa. Rose is also survived by her loving grandchildren: John Montalbano and his wife, Seri, Michelle Mercurio and her husband, Doug, Laura Akana and her husband, Steve, Diana Erickson and her husband, Ted, Melissa Gutierrez and her husband, Stephen, Stephanie Smith and her husband, Andy and the late Vanessa Montalbano and her 15 loving great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Rose’s visiting hours in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) EVERETT, Friday, January 26 from 4-7 p.m. Her funeral will be from the funeral home on Saturday at 8 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish, Our Lady of Grace Church, 59 Nichols St. Chelsea at 9 a.m. Services will conclude with Rose being laid to rest with her beloved husband, Jack and her loving granddaughter, Vanessa at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of fl owers, contributions in Rose’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 would be sincerely appreciated. Parking with attendants on duty.

Page 20 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ CITY OF EVERETT ~LEGAL NOTICE~ A.G. QUEALY TOWING, INC. Notice is hereby given by: A.G. Quealy Towing, Inc. 26 Garvey St,Everett, MA 02149 pursuant to the provisions of G.L.c.255, Section 39A, that on or after 02-02-2024 the following Motor Vehicles will be sold to satisfy the garage keeper’s lien thereon for storage, towing charges, care and expenses of notice and sale of said vehicles. PUBLIC HEARING FY 2024 MASSACHUSETTS CDBG PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATION, REVIEW OF CURRENT GRANT ACTIVITIES AND DISCUSSION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES Notice is hereby given that the City of Everett, acting through the Department of Planning and Development, will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 12, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. in the Speaker George Keverian Room, 3rd floor, Everett City Hall, 484 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss multiple aspects of the City’s Mini-Entitlement program, including: • Proposed grant application for FY 2024 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to the Massachusetts Mini-Entitlement Program. • Report on the progress and status of the FY2020, FY2021 and FY2022-2023 Mini-Entitlement grants currently being managed by the City. • Review and update the City’s Community Development Strategy; and • Review the City’s CDBG Target Area map. The following types of projects are being considered for inclusion in the City’s FY 2024 Mini-Entitlement Program grant application: ▪ Public Social Services - Funding to support activities such as: food pantry, elder self-sufficiency, pro-bono legal services/homelessness prevention, youth services and youth homelessness prevention. ▪ Housing Rehabilitation and Other Housing Activities – Improvement of housing conditions of low to moderate income individuals, correction of State building and sanitary code violations, and abatement of lead paint and removal of asbestos through a deferred payment loan program. Other eligible activities not yet identified may also be included if deemed appropriate. Any activities funded under this application will be administered by the City of Everett’s Department of Planning and Development. The City of Everett plans to target the activities and projects funded by a FY24 CDBG program to one of its three (3) target areas: Area one - Central/ Southeast Everett area - includes Census Tracts 3421; 3425; 3426 and is bound by City of Chelsea line to the East, Route 16 (Revere Beach Parkway) to the South, Broadway to the West and Ferry and Elm Street to the North. Area two - Central West Everett area - includes Census Tracts 3422; 3423 and 3424 and is bound by the Airforce Road to the South, City of Malden to the West; Ferry Street to the North and Broadway to the East. Area three – Central West Everett area – includes Census Tract 3423 and is bound by Tremont Street to the South; City of Malden to the West; Wyllis Street to the North and Prescott Street to the East. Central South/East Everett area – includes Census Tract 3424 and is bound by City of Chelsea line to the East; City of Malden to the South; Broadway to the West and Route 16 (Revere Beach Parkway) to the North. Maps highlighting these target areas will be available at the meeting. The City encourages a broad spectrum of participation by residents and other interested parties in order to better understand and serve the needs of the community. The hearing location is accessible to persons with physical disabilities. If you require translation services, accommodations for the hearing impaired, or other accommodations, please contact the Department of Planning and Development at least one week prior to the meeting. Any person or organization so willing will be afforded an opportunity to be heard. Suggestions for other activities to be included in the grant application may be made at the hearing or before the hearing in writing to the Department of Planning and Development, Room 25, 484 Broadway Everett, MA 02149. For more information, please contact the Department of Planning and Development at Everett City Hall, Room 25, or by contacting Matt Lattanzi at matt.lattanzi@ci.everett.ma.us or at 617-944-0206. 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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 Page 21 ~ House For Rent ~ LEGAL NOTICE City of Everett PLANNING BOARD 484 BROADWAY EVERETT, MA 02149 Furnished Comfortable House - Malden LEGAL NOTICE EVERETT PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE LOWER BROADWAY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 40A, Section 5 and Section 12 of the City of Everett Zoning Ordinance (Revised Ordinances, Appendix A), the Everett Planning Board shall conduct the required public hearing for a submitted zoning ordinance. Said public hearing shall be held during a regular meeting of the Planning Board, scheduled on Monday, February 5, 2024 at 6:00PM in the Speaker George Keverian Room at Everett City Hall, Third Floor, 484 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149. At said meeting, the public shall be allowed to speak on the proposed amendments to the City of Everett’s Zoning Ordinance, Section 30 (“Lower Broadway Economic Development District”). The proposed amendments are as follows: To amend Section G.1: “Table of Parking Requirements,” in the following manner: Use: Industrial. Amending by deleting Minimum Required Parking “1 per usable SF” and insert “1 per 1,000 SF of GSF” To amend Section C.2.b “Notes to table of Use Regulation” in the following manner: At the end of the existing section adding the following sentence: “Except that on any lot in the Employment Subdistrict which is larger than two acres, Multifamily Residential Use may be a standalone use or part of a Mixed Use Development Project, provided that the first level of any such Development Project, with the exception to the access to the Multifamily Residential Use, shall have on its first level a minimum of 10 square feet of non-residential space per residential unit, which may be combined or spread across multiple buildings. The non-residential use may include, but shall not be limited to, retail.” To amend Section F.1: “Table of Dimensional Standards,” in the following manner: Res. Density. Min. Lot Area per Dwelling Unit, Employment Zoning Sub-Districts. Amending by adding a footnote (e) to the Min. Lot Area per Dwelling Unit by Special Permit: “2,000 (e)” and adding the following footnote at the end of the dimensional table: “(e) Except that for any lot larger than two acres, the Min. Lot Area per Dwelling Unit allowed by Special Permit shall be 350 square feet.” A copy of the proposed zoning amendment is on file and available in the Office of the City Clerk and the Department of Planning and Development, both located at City Hall, 484 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 and can be inspected online anytime at http://www.cityofeverett.com/449/Planning-Board and/or by request during regular City Hall business hours by contacting The Planning and Development Office at 617-394-2334. All persons interested in or wishing to be heard on the applications may attend and participate in the virtual hearing designated above in accordance with the information for public participation that will be included on the Agenda of the meeting that will be posted in accordance with the Open Meeting Law under Planning Board at: http://www.cityofeverett.com/AgendaCenter. Questions and comments can be directed in advance of the public hearing to Matt Lattanzi of the Department of Planning & Development at Matt.Lattanzi@ci.everett.ma.us or 617-394-2230. Frederick Cafasso Chairman January 19, 26, 2024 Very comfortable fully furnished large 3 bedroom, one family house, 1,656 ft. in Malden, near Melrose line. 15 minute drive to Boston, located on 1/2 acre lawn/forested site. Quiet neighborhood. All utilities/ wifi/landscape services included. Off street parking. Convenient public bus transportation, minutes to Oak Grove MBTA and Wyoming commuter rail station with direct train line to downtown Boston. Short/long term OK. No security or fees required. Pets okay. $3,500/month. First and last month required. Credit and reference check application. Avail. Feb. 1. Call Joe at: (857) 350-0575 1. On Jan. 26, 1785, what Boston native wrote a letter decrying the bald eagle being named a symbol of America instead of the American wild turkey? 2. A rhinoplasty is surgery on what part of the body? 3. On Jan. 27, 1973, what war ended at the Paris Peace Accords? 4. In what month is Groundhog Day celebrated? 5. On Jan. 28, 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers hired Emmett Kelly to do what? 6. What was the fi rst slot machine (1894) called: Gold Rush, Liberty Bell or Lion Head? 7. What animal has been called “Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary”? 8. On Jan. 29, 1929, “The Seeing Eye” was founded; what is its purpose? 9. The world’s northernmost craft brewery is in what country: Canada, Iceland or Norway? 10. In what TV quiz show that started in 1956 would you fi nd the recurrent line “What is your name, please?”? 11. On Jan. 30, 1931, what romance comedy fi lm about a tramp (Charlie Chaplin) and a blind girl premiered? 12. What are jorts? 13. The word podcasting comes from what two words? 14. On Jan. 31, 2023, the last of the fi rst wide-body airliners was delivered; what is its name? 15. What does EGOT stand for? 16. A six-sided die has how many dots: 17, 21 or 22? 17. On Feb. 1, 1964, the Indiana governor tried to get the allegedly obscene song “Louie, Louie” banned; the FBI investigated it and determined what? 18. Who was “Wrong Way” Corrigan: an aviator, circus clown or football player? 19. What three consecutive Civil War era constitutional amendments expanded Americans’ civil rights? 20. On Feb. 2, 1887, in what town was the fi rst Groundhog Day observed? ANSWERS 1. Benjamin Franklin 2. Nose 3. Vietnam 4. February 5. Entertain fans between innings; Kelly was a famous circus clown. 6. Liberty Bell 7. The mythical groundhog Punxsutawney Phil 8. To train guide dogs for the blind 9. Norway (in Longyearbyen in the Svalbard archipelago) 10. “To Tell the Truth” 11. “City Lights” 12. Shorts made of denim 13. iPod and broadcasting 14. Boeing 747 15. A winner of the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards. 16. 21 17. The original recording was poor quality but “the record definitely was not obscene.” 18. Aviator (In 1938 he planned to go from NYC to Long Beach, Calif., but he went to Ireland (due to bad visibility, according to him.) 19. 13th, 14th and 15th 20. Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JAnuARy 26, 2024 Page 23 BEACON | FROM PAGE 18 think the competitiveness that the tax cut gets us is an important fact.” ---House Speaker Ron Mariano when asked if he would consider tax hikes to pay for some of the proposals in Gov. Healy’s “State of the State” address. “It’s in the bag. Plastic bag bans work to reduce waste and pollution.” ---Janet Domenitz of MASSPIRG on its new report, which estimates that, on average, plastic bag bans similar to those studied can eliminate almost 300 single-use plastic bags per person, per year. 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 January 15-19, the House met for a total of THREE hours and 29 minutes and the Senate met for a total of six hours and 21 minutes. Mon.Jan. 15 No House session No Senate session Tues. Jan. 16 House 11:03 a.m. to 11:47 a.m. Senate 11:25 a.m. to 11:58 a.m Wed.Jan. 17 House5:48 p.m. to 8:19 p.m. Senate 6:17 p.m. to 8:16 p.m. Thurs. Jan. 18 House 11:00 a.m. to 11:14 a.m. Senate 11:09 a.m. to2:58 p.m. Fri.Jan. 19 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com Bob founded Beacon Hill Roll Call in 1975 and was inducted into the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) Hall of Fame in 2019. 379 Broadway Everett 617-381-9090 All occasions florist Wedding ~ Sympathy Tributes Plants ~ Dish Gardens Customized Design Work GIFT BASKETS Fruit Baskets www.EverettFlorist.net REAL ESTATE TRANSAC TIONS Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. BUYER1 BUYER2 Gutierrez, Francisco E Mcglinchey, Eileen F Pleitez, Marta A Mcglinchey, Richard SELLER1 Krentzman, Mark Obrien Margaret P Est SELLER2 Krentzman, Maria Ungaro, Barbara E ADDRESS 13 Silver Rd 19 Westover St Everett Everett CITY DATE 01.12.24 01.09.24 PRICE 893000 385000 E V E R E T T SAUGUS Desirable 1-bedroom apartment in Everett, conveniently situated just off Broadway, will be available in early February or possibly sooner. Priced at $1,975.00. For inquiries, please contact Peter at 781-820-5690. SAUGUS COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Exceptional investment opportunity! Long-standing commercial fishing pier/residential property adjacent to Saugus Waterfront Mixed Use Overlay District (WMOD). Owner petitioning Town of Saugus for inclusion in WMOD, providing diverse land use possibilities per Article 18 in Saugus Zoning Bylaws. Zoning contingency applies to sale. Property features licensed pier, boat storage, residential use with permitted accessory dwelling unit. Utilities include electricity, water to pier, and natural gas to dwelling. Deed transfer for pier rights. Offered at $1,455,000. Contact Sue at 617-877-4553 for details. 38 MAIN ST. SAUGUS (781) 558-1091 Introducing an exquisite 4,381 sq ft Colonial in Saugus, nestled in Hammersmith Village. Open-concept kitchen with island, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops. Living room with gas fireplace, sunroom with cathedral ceilings, and deck. Second floor features main bedroom, lavish main bathroom, two bedrooms, and spacious secondary bathroom. Bonus room on second floor is 25x25 feet. Lower level offers additional living space and full bath. Serene land space surrounds the residence. Modern amenities include central air, new roof and heating systems, security systems, 2 water meters, and a 2-car garage. A symphony of luxury and convenience, capturing beauty and refinement in every detail. Mango Realty has extended our business model to rentals, property management and short-term rentals and use the platform such as Airbnb, including our Rockport office. Contact Information: For inquiries and to schedule a viewing, please call Sue Palomba at +1 (617) 877-4553 or email soldwithsue@gmail.com. 20 RAILROAD AVE. ROCKPORT (978)-999-5408 Discover the ideal fusion of charm, convenience, and comfort at Revere Apartments for Rent. This exquisite 2bedroom, 2-bathroom residence occupies the coveted first floor of a 40-unit building, ensuring a serene and private living experience. Immerse yourself in the contemporary allure of the updated kitchen, featuring newer floors that seamlessly complement the overall aesthetic. Convenience is elevated with in-unit laundry, complete with a washer, dryer, and refrigerator for added ease. Securing this haven requires the standard first, last, and security deposit, along with a one-month broker fee. The monthly rent stands at $2,700. To qualify, applicants must boast a credit score exceeding 680, provide references, and undergo a background check. For inquiries and to seize this opportunity, contact Sue at 617-877-4553. or soldwithsue@gmail.com Availability begins March 1, and please note that pets and smoking are not permitted. Immerse yourself in the vibrant surroundings, including nearby trails and eateries, making this residence a perfect blend of modern living and local exploration. 14 NORWOOD ST. EVERETT (781)-558-1091 UNDER AGREEMENT


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