Page 6 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, February 1, 2019 Rep. McGonagle announces bills filed in the 191st General Court B OSTON – State Rep. Joe McGonagle recently announced the filing of seven new bills he has sponsored for the 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Among the new bills are HD.2907, An Act relative to seat belts on school buses, HD.2909, An Act relative to the disability or death caused by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), HD.2912, An Act relative to Environmental Justice Communities, HD.2913, An Act relative to Opportunity Zones in Gateway Cities and HD.3066, An Act to further protect low-income tenants following termination of affordability restrictions. The bills’ highlights: Protecting student safety: HD.2907 would require all school buses transporting students to or from a public, vocational, private or parochial school to be equipped with a seatbelt for each permanent seat, ensuring the safety of each student. Supporting our first responders: HD.2909 looks to recognize disabilities or death caused by PTSD as an on-the-job injury that can be sustained in the line of duty by firefighters, police officers and other emergency services personnel, allowing for those affected to receive proper treatment and benefits. Promoting environmental justice: HD.2912 seeks to prioritize the funding of environmental projects in communities designated as “Environmental Justice Communities” that may benefit the most from funding opportunities. Assisting Gateway Cities: HD.2913 would give Gateway Cities prioritized access to any technical assistance to market or promote Opportunity Zones (areas in which individuals can gain favorable tax treatment on their capital gains) by investing those funds into economic activities in the area. Preserving housing affordability: HD.3066 would extend the time period during which low-income tenants in housing developments with expiring affordability restrictions receive protection from dramatic rent increases. State Rep. Joseph McGonagle “First, I want to sincerely thank the people of Everett for re-electing me to a third term as your State Representative – it is a true honor to serve you,” said McGonagle. “After meeting with Mayor DeMaria and my constituents and listening to their concerns, I am proud to announce that I have filed seven pieces of legislation this session that will directly benefit the people and the City of Everett. These pieces of legislation aim to protect our environment, help low-income tenants, create more economic development in Gateway cities like Everett and support firefighters and their families. If you have any feedback or input, I would love to hear directly from you. Please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forMCGONAGLE | SEE PAGE 7 Sheriff's office warns of new telephone scam B ILLERICA – Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian is warning residents to be on the lookout for a new scam falsely claiming to involve an inmate needing money. Recently an individual reported receiving a call indicating an inmate was trying to reach him to have money placed in an account for telephone access. The reporting party, who was immediately suspicious of the call, told officers he was not aware of anyone he knew being held at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction. “It’s critically important for the public to remain vigilant as these scammers continue to evolve in their tactics,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “Fortunately in this case the recipient of the call recognized this was likely a scam and immediately contacted our office to confirm his suspicion.” If you, or someone you know, receive a similar call we encourage you to immediately contact the facility at which the individual is purportedly being incarcerated to confirm its authenticity before making any payments. Eastern Bank Bldg. on RT-1 605 Broadway, #301 Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-6844 www.bostonnorthdental.com Friday, February 1 at 8 PM Singer/Guitarist DAVE MACK Saturday, February 2 at 8 PM DJ LOGIK Dance to all the Hits of Yesterday and Today! Dr. Priti Amlani · Restorative Dentistry · Cosmetic Dentistry · Implant Restorations · Zoom Whitening · Teeth in a Day - All on 6 Full Mouth Rehabilitation Before After Dr. Bruce Goldman Dr. Bhavisha Patel · Invisalign · CEREC Crowns (Single visit crowns) · Root Canal Treatment · Sedation Dentistry MONDAY'S SHUCK! $1.00 Oysters Book Your Special Events With Us! Call 781-629-3798 SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET Only $19.95 / 11am-2pm Featuring Al Whitney Jazz Band BOOK YOUR NEXT FUNCTION WITH US * GIFT CARDS AMPLE FREE www.marinaatthewharf.com 543 North Shore Rd. Revere 781-629-3798 PARKING AMAZING WATER VIEWS

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