EV Vol. 33, No.6 -FREEEVE ER TT Your Local News & Sports Online in 6 Languages! Scan & Subscribe Now! ADDOCCO TEAT What Moves Everett Schools project fi ndings www.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday 617-387-2200 Friday, February 9, 2024 How Everett students, staff and faculty feel about their school commutes Special to Th e Advocate T he City of Everett Department of Transportation and Mobility, along with the Green Streets Initiative (GSI), announces the completion of its exciting What Moves Everett Schools project. GSI was hired by the City of Everett Department of Transportation and Mobility to lead this work, in conjunction with the Everett Public Schools, to understand how the school community currently commutes to school, how they would ideally like to do so and what obstacles keep them from commuting the way they would like. This project was conducted under the leadership of Eric Molinari, Everett Transportation Planner, and Katherine Jenkins-Sullivan, Everett Sustainability Planner. “We felt that the student population often doesn’t get surveyed when it comes to these kinds of studies. Doing this project in our schools will be a good way to gather information that, frankly, other places just don’t really have,” MOVES EVERETT | SEE PAGE 6 Shown above is a screenshot of the “What Moves Everett” webpage. School Committee discusses school closures on upcoming election days update provided on migrant children living in Everett hotel, shelter By Neil Zolot C lasses will be cancelled in Everett’s schools on Tuesday, March 5, for the Presidential Primary Election, including Everett High School, announced Superintendent of Schools William Hart. Many of the schools are used as polling places, creating potential traffi c problems if schools are in session, although the High School is not. “It’s in our best interest to close,” Supt. Hart told the School Committee at their meeting on Monday, February 5. “The unions’ position is if you close some schools, you should close them all and the MASS Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education has directed us not to conduct any testing or test prep that day,” a reference to concerns raised by At-Large members Samantha Hurley, Samantha Lambert and Ward 4 member Robin Babcock that High School students would lose a day for Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test prep at the January 18 meeting. At that meeting Lambert asked if the High School could 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 remain open, to allow opportunities for students to have MCAS prep tutoring at another time to make up for the lost day. Hart answered that the High School principal agreed there would be. Ward 5 member Marcony Almeida-Barros voted against the idea, saying he believes voter turnout will be so low there wouldn’t be any disruption, but school closure would force working parents, often both in a family, to make arrangements for someone to watch their children, possibly a fi nancial burden. His opinion may be based on less than 20% of voters voting in the most recent local election for City Council and School ComDISCUSSES | SEE PAGE 7 Encore Boston Harbor Announces Third Consecutive Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Rating EVERETT - Encore Boston Harbor announced today that its hotel and spa have once again been recognized with the Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) Five-Star distinction, an accolade the resort has now achieved every year it has been assessed. “The Encore Boston Harbor team has immense pride and ownership in our resort and has strived to deliver the exacting Forbes Five-Star service standards since the day we opened,” said Jenny Holaday, president of Encore Boston Harbor. “It is an honor to work with such a committed team of outstanding individuals who prove time and again they are the best in the business.” With this award, Encore Boston Harbor remains the largest Five-Star casino resort in the United States, outside of Las Vegas. In addition to the resort’s two Five-Star Ratings, Rare Steakhouse received a FTG Four-Star Rating for exceptional dining, maintaining its distinction as the highest-rated steakhouse in the Boston area. This makes Encore Boston Harbor one of only 11 Five-Star hotels globally with both a Five-Star spa and Four-Star restaurant. The FTG Five-Star Ratings for Encore Boston Harbor’s hotel and spa contribute to Wynn Resorts, the parent company of Encore Boston Harbor, maintaining the highest number of Five-Star Ratings among any independent hotel company in the world.

Page 2 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 Healey-Driscoll Administration announces $5M for fi re departments Everett included in the more than 300 communities awarded funds for safety equipment R ecently the HealeyDriscoll Administration announced $5 million in awards to 321 Massachusetts fire departments through the state’s Firefi ghter Safety Equipment Grant program. The city of Everett will receive $10,153.33. “Every single day, fi refi ghters across Massachusetts put themselves in harm’s way to protect their communities,” said Governor Maura Healey. “They deserve our thanks and our support. The Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant program is just one way we can express our appreciation for that selfl ess dedication.” “From structure fi res and water rescues to hazardous materials and building collapses, fi refi ghters never know what life-threatening risks the next call will bring,” said Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll. “These grants will support the purchase of fundamental tools and specialty equipment to help them do a dangerous job more safely.” Fire departments across Massachusetts were invited to apply to the Firefi ghter Safety Equipment Grant program, which provides reimbursement on purchases of 135 different types of eligible equipment. Eligible items include hoses and nozzles, turnout gear, ballistic protective equipment, gear washers and dryers, thermal imaging cameras, hand tools and extrication equipment, communications resources, hazardous gas meters, and more. In many cases, the purchase of this equipment will help departments attain compliance with Occupational Safety & Health Administration or National Fire Protection Association safety standards. This is the fourth year that funding has been awarded through the program. “For the second year in a row, many fire departments are using this program to provide their personnel with ballistic vests and helmets so they can make life-saving rescues in active shooter situations,” said Secretary of Public Safety and Security Terrence Reidy. “As we confront this growing threat and other emerging hazards, we are proud of the way Massachusetts fire departments have risen to every challenge.” “While smoke and flames are the most obvious threats to firefighters’ safety, occupational cancer is the leading cause of death in the fi re service,” said Deputy Secretary Susan Terrey. “We now know that wearing the right type of protective gear and cleaning it properly can reduce that risk. This program will give many fi refi ghters access to tools that will help protect them from the number one threat to their health and well-being.” “The Firefi ghter Safety Equipment Grants are an investment in the health and safety of Massachusetts firefighters,” said State Fire Marshal Jon Davine. “The fl exibility of the program is especially valuable because it allows each department to make purchases based on their specifi c needs and resources. It has become a vital part of the way the Massachusetts fi re service prepares for the constantly evolving threats in the world around us.” “Firefi ghters who have the proper protective gear and contemporary rescue tools are much better able to protect themselves and the residents they serve,” said Hyannis Fire Chief Peter Burke, President of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts. “These grant awards will have immeasurable impacts on public safety in Massachusetts for years to come.” Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Council on Aging All are welcome to enjoy food, fun and dancing M ayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett’s Council on Aging will host a St. Patrick’s Day party on Friday, March 5, at 12 p.m., at the Connolly Center (90 Chelsea St.). Attendees will enjoy a lunch consisting of a corned beef and Swiss sandwich on a bulky roll with a side of coleslaw and a bag of potato chips. Coffee and dessert will be served, along with a couple of surprises. Everett’s own DJ Tommy Sheehan will play the tunes that will get you moving throughout the event. Ticket sales begin Monday, Feb. 12, and will be ongoing at the Connolly Center until Friday, March 8. For more information, please call 617-3942323 directly and ask for Cathi or Joanne.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 Page 3 Sen. DiDomenico advocates for bill providing IDs to citizens released from prison Special to Th e Advocate S tate Senator Sal DiDomenico recently spoke before the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security to advocate for his bill, S.1506, An Act relative to successful transition and re-entry to tomorrow for incarcerated persons. This legislation will provide identifi cation cards to people who are incarcerated and will soon be reentering our communities. Many people who are released from incarceration do not have IDs, so they are immediately barred from accessing public and private services. Senator DiDomenico spoke about the importance of passing S.1506: “The unfortunate truth is that we do not prepare people leaving prison for reentry into society, and one simple and eff ective way to change that is by giving them an ID. This bill will provide people leaving incarceration with the ability to prove their identity in our society, which is key to access8 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 Senator Sal DiDomenico is shown testifying before the Mass. Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security. (Courtesy of Senator DiDomenico’s offi ce) ing housing, food, employment, and basic needs that allow a person to survive, and then to thrive.” Without an ID card, some people can’t even enter rehabilitation homes or halfway houses, which poses a very clear and harmful challenge to someone who is reentering society. This problem is likely to increase recidivism because we make life so diffi cult at the very fi rst step of the reentry process for these individuals, which is the opposite of how we should be treating our residents. Senator DiDomenico sponsored this bill alongside State Representative Brandy Fluker Oakley, and he will continue to work with her and countless advocates to get this important bill over the finish line. 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, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 Art Classes Being Offered at the Connolly Center City of Everett partners with the Everett Arts Association to offer a spring semester EVERETT, MA – Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce the City of Everett has partnered with the Everett Arts Association to begin offering art classes for the spring semester. The classes will begin Tuesday, March 5, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Connolly Center (90 Chelsea St.). The 12-week semester will be guided by an instructor and culminate with an art show in the late fall. Individuals of all skill levels are welcome to participate. For more information, please call Ann at 617-3877797. 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Attendees will also be able to learn more about Everett’s Black athletes through interactive learning stations. The following is a list of the featured themes for each night: · Tuesday, Feb. 20: Basketball Night. · Wednesday, Feb. 21: Track and Field Night. · Thursday, Feb. 22: Women of Color in Sport Night. · Friday, Feb. 23: Football Night. For more information, please visit cityofeverett.com/ calendar/category/events/ list. Friends of the Malden River Meeting moved to Everett I n order to attend the Everett City Council meeting, the Friends of the Malden River’s February meeting has been moved to Everett City Hall (484 Broadway, Everett) on February 12 at 6:30 in the Keverian Room adjacent to the City Council Chambers. Please sign up to submit public comment in the back of the City Council Chambers at 6:30. The City Council welcomes public comment on the need for National Grid to install an attractive, user-friendly and easily accessible path along the Malden River shorelines connecting the Northern Strand Community Trail to Everett’s River Green Park. National Grid’s community liaison will be in attendance to listen and to relay the comments. The Conservation Law Foundation along with the Malden River municipalities, Mystic River Watershed Association and state legislators are in negotiations with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and National Grid attorneys. The Friends’ goal is to demonstrate public opinion on the importance of this critical piece of the Malden River Walk that would not only circle the Malden River but also connect the Malden River to the Mystic River Greenway, a future 25-mile circuit connecting communities and parks. National Grid hired and paid Shadley Associates to design and create an estimate for the River Walk. 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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 Page 5 City of Everett hosting Youth Job Fair Special to Th e Advocate M An opportunity for Everett’s youth and employers to connect Under the direction of Everayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett’s Recreation and Youth Development Department will host the Everett Youth Job Fair on Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Everett Recreation Center (47 Elm St.). Through this event, Everett’s youth who are ages 14-25 are invited to bring their resume and explore potential job opportunities, internships and career paths from a diverse range of employers from various industries. Those who attend can engage in live chats with recruiters and representatives and connect with professionals in their desired fi eld, as well as learn more about the City’s annual Summer Youth Work Program and the upcoming year-round workforce program. The event is also a great opportunity for employers to showcase their brand and connect with the next generation of young professionals. Provide valuable insights into your industry, company culture and available positions while also conducting on-the-spot interviews and initial screenings with potential candidates. “We’re looking to help give our City’s youth the chance to have access to as many of the opportunities out there that are available to them,” said Mayor DeMaria. “We encourage as many businesses and youth who are interested to take part in this fantastic networking opportunity.” ett’s Director of Youth Development and Enrichment, John Russolillo, the newly created Recreation and Youth Development Department looks to provide Everett’s youth access to a diverse range of career opportunities in various career fi elds. The department plans to focus on developing programming that will prepare Everett’s youth for the transition into adulthood. “As the new Director of Youth Development for the City of Everett, I am thrilled to empower and inspire the youth, and I am eager to contribute to their growth and success,” said Russolillo. “As we approach the upcoming Youth Job Fair, I recognize the profound impact it can have on shaping the futures of our Everett Recreation hosting ‘Skills, 3-Point and Dunk Contests’ Everett youth are invited to celebrate black History Month and NbA All-Star weekend with food, fun and entertainment M ayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett’s Recreation and Youth Development Department will host Skills, 3-Point and Dunk Contests on Saturday, Feb. 17, beginning at 2 p.m., at the Everett Recreation Center (47 Elm St). In celebration of the AllStar weekend of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Everett youth in grades 3-12 are invited to participate in the Skills, 3-Point and Dunk Contest. The basketball court will be split in two to divide participants into grades 3-6 and grades 7-12 for the skills and 3-point contest. Afterwards, all participants will join back together for a dunk contest to have fun and show off their moves. The event will culminate in an NBA watch party beginning at 7 p.m. to enjoy the fun and excitement that the All-Star festivities have to off er. Those ADVERTISE IN THE ADVOCATE 617-387-2200 who participate will also enjoy food from local restaurant Fuentes Kitchen and live entertainment by the junior dance team of the Phunk Phenomenon Dance School – Lil’ Phunk – during the event. Those who are interested must sign up by visiting cityofeverett.com/events/skillsthree-point-dunk-contest – where the registration link can be found. 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Page 6 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 Middlesex Sheriff’s Offi ce urges residents to be alert for arrest scams W OBURN, Mass. – The Middlesex Sheriff ’s Offi ce (MSO) is urging residents to be aware of ongoing arrest scams in the area. The new warning comes after multiple local residents – including four on January 29 alone – reported receiving calls from individuals falsely posing as Middlesex Sheriff’s Office deputies or staff members. In two instances, the residents were told they had missed jury duty and owed $5,000 in fi nes. One of the residents was told they needed to surrender themselves at the MSO offi ce in Woburn, while the other was told they could pay the fi ne using PayPal or a virtual currency kiosk. A third resident was told they needed to surrender in Lowell. In a second variation of the scam, one resident was falsely told she had missed court where she had been expected to serve as an expert witness. 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We are committed to improving road safety for all our students, especially those students who walk, take transit, bike or roll to school and are the most vulnerable road users. This will be instrumental in continuing the work we have already started through the Safe Routes To School program in partnership with MassDOT.” The project began with an unprecedented survey of the entire student body. Of roughly 7,000 students in the district, 4,500 students participated in answering questions any money. Members of law enforcement will never threaten arrest or demand fi nes be paid over the phone and no legit law enforcement professional will ever demand fi nes be paid using bitcoin, gift cards or other similar means. These are clear signs of a scam. The MSO urges any resiabout their commutes and what transportation modes they would like to try. GSI then hosted and recorded on video one-on-one conversations with 19 Everett students, parents or guardians and faculty or staff about their challenges, insights and suggestions for improvements they have regarding their commutes to school. Findings and highlights While the Planning Department and other city staff knew that many students walked to school, this study confi rmed that Everett is truly a city of walkers! The percentage of students who walk is signifi - cantly higher than any other mode, and is far greater than what the Planning Department staff expected to fi nd. Other highlights: · There is a potential positive correlation between higher income schools and kids who get driven to school. · Many students mentioned the need for more MBTA buses, and possibly a train, in Everett. Students highlighted the frequency and timing of buses. Some students also mentioned not being able to access a bus at all, due to where they live and to fi nancial considerations. · While only one to two percent of students bike to school or elsewhere in Everett, 16% would like to do so. That said, students didn’t seem to understand the Bluebikes bike share system or that it could be an option for some of them to use. Next steps Thanks to this data, the city is exploring improving transit opportunities, including for the school community. The Planning Department is looking into options for increased bus travel and better connections to the nearby Orange Line stations. Everett is also considering advocating for bike safety and bike educadent who receives a similar call to disconnect and report the call to authorities immediately. Residents who receive scam calls in which individuals falsely identify themselves as MSO deputies or offi cers may contact the MSO at 978-6671711 and ask to speak with the Inner Perimeter Security (IPS) Unit. tion, and, since the study concluded, began working with the Safe Routes to Schools program. Another way the city is following up on the What Moves Everett Schools project will be through a What Moves Everett Transportation Fair scheduled for June 2024, spearheaded by Green Streets Initiative. The event will showcase a wide range of healthy and environmentally friendly ways to get around Everett and related gear and equipment, as well as local food and music. Partners will include various city agencies and local organizations. Finally, Eric Molinari and the Everett Planning Department are also rolling out a new speaker series called “Street Level Everett.” Street Level Everett’s inaugural event was on December 11, 2023, at Night Shift Brewing in Everett. Everett Director of Transportation and Mobility Jay Monty led the discussion on the City’s Transportation Demand Management ordinance and “How to Encourage New Development to be Less Car-Centric in a Rapidly Growing City.” The next “Street Level Everett” event is scheduled for Monday, March 25, 2024, from 6-8 p.m. at Night Shift Brewing in Everett. Lessons for other communities According to Shannon Sullivan, Project Manager of the Green Streets Initiative, “You won’t know how people get around or what they know about their transportation options until you ask them. And what you fi nd may surprise you!” The project found that crowd-sourced solutions were very useful and creative, and that transit users had great ideas about bus timing and connections. It also turned out that students, faculty and staff would love transportation benefi ts, including free or reduced MBTA passes.

Everett residents recognized R egis College proudly announced the university’s Fall 2023 Dean’s List. “Being named to the Dean’s List is a recognition of a students’ semester-long unwavering commitment to their academic program,” said Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Mary Erina Driscoll, PhD. “Regis is committed to building students’ character and confidence as they are intellectually prepared for a life and career of meaning through an inclusive and innovative environment. Our students’ steadfast commitment to academic excellence is reflected in being named to the Dean’s List.” To earn a spot on the Dean’s List, Regis sophomores, juniors, seniors and professional studies students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher; first-year THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 DISCUSSES | FROM PAGE 1 on Regis College’s Fall 2023 Dean’s List students must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher. Additional criteria can be found in Regis’ Academic Catalog. Two Everett residents who met the criteria over the Fall 2023 semester are Arianne Lariviere (Dental Hygiene) and Kederson Pierre (Education and Interdis. Studies: Humanities). Regis College is a coed university in Weston, Mass., founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston nearly a century ago. With over 3,200 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students enrolled on campus and in fully online graduate programs, Regis provides an academically rigorous education within the schools of nursing, arts and sciences, business and communication, and health sciences. Visit regiscollege.edu to learn more. Seton Hall University announces Everett resident has qualified for the Fall 2023 Dean’s List S eton Hall University announced that Kelis Bragg of Everett, Mass., has qualified for the Fall 2023 Dean’s List. After the close of every semester, undergraduate students completing all courses with a GPA of 3.4, with no grades lower than “C,” qualify for the Dean’s List. About Seton Hall University: Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 90 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, US News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. A leading Catholic university, Seton Hall, which embraces students of all religions, prepares its graduates to be exemplary servant leaders and caring global citizens. Its attractive main campus is located in suburban South Orange, N.J. near New York City. For more information, visit www.shu.edu. Everett’s Luca Morelli named to The University of Scranton Fall 2023 Dean’s List L uca F. Morelli of Everett was among more than 1,600 students named to The University of Scranton’s Dean’s List for the 2023 fall semester. The Dean’s List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the Dean’s List. Morelli is a sophomore political science major in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences. The University of Scranton is a Jesuit university located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Everett resident named to Dean’s List at AIC A merican International College (AIC) student Max Nicolas of Everett, Mass., has earned Dean’s List honors for the fall 2023 semester. Nicolas is majoring in Sociology. Dean’s List honors are awarded to full-time students who have achieved a 3.3 to 4.0 GPA. AIC commends all those on the Dean’s List for their hard work and dedication. mittee seats (November 7) and only 12% voted in the preliminary election on September 19. February 19-23 is school vacation week, but the Parlin, Keverian, Lafayette and Whittier Schools will be open for the February Adventure Academy from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. It is not an edition of the Acceleration Academy, which has been held during previous vacations and over the summer. Students will receive small group support and academic instruction from Everett teachers, overseen by Manager of Extended Learning Heather McCormack. Daily activities will also include enrichment, such as Lego art and outdoor exploration. It’s free and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Hart reported that over 430 students have signed up and there is room for more. Additional discussion was prompted by a request from Almeida-Barros for an update on homeless students and agreements with YouthHarbors, a homeless youth advocacy wing of the Justice Resource Institute. Hart reported there are 249 homeless students, defined as those in hotels, shelters or couch Page 7 surfing, usually with friends or relatives. That includes 52 immigrant students staying in hotels, primarily enVision Hotel, which is located at 1834 Revere Beach Parkway. He said that the numbers are fluid because people are in and out of housing. Fifteen of the homeless students are involved with YouthHarbors. Others are working with other organizations. “As we go back to our warm homes, we have to think that 249 kids don’t have the same comfort,” Almeida-Barros reacted. “It’s important for the public to know that.” He’s advocating for the city and school department to increase its $30,000 appropriation from state aid to help those students. “We should look at how to invest in the program to double the number of kids we’re able to fund,” he feels. “My hope is we either increase the allocation of our own aid or identify other sources of funds.” A few years ago, it was $40,000 through a grant from the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance. “Being in shelters doesn’t help students in thinking about homework,” Almeida-Barros thinks. “Housing insecurity also affects academic performance,” Lambert added, referring to students in homes, but in families having trouble paying rent or facing foreclosure. “It’s something to keep in mind when we’re looking at the budget and what we can do proactively.” The members also approved a Memorandum of Agreement with the Brookline Center for Community Mental Health to provide counseling for students transitioning back to school after hospitalization. The specific program is Bridge for Resilient Youth in Transition. “There’s no cost other than providing space,” Hart said. “We’ve already been designated the funds through the state Department of Mental Health. It’s a national model. More than 200 high schools use it.” Quiet space in the High School library will be set aside for the program, by agreement with Library Coordinator Mary Puleo. “It sounds wonderful,” Ward 2 member Joanna Garren reacted. The meeting had a low-key atmosphere. Less than a dozen people attended and only five spoke in Public Participation. Founded in 1885, AIC) is a private, co-educational, doctoral granting institution located in Springfield, Mass., comprising the School of Business, Arts, and Sciences, the School of Education and the School of Health Sciences. AIC supports and advances education, diversity and opportunity for its students and the community.

Page 8 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 ~ Excellence in the EPS ~ Vision of the Graduate Awards Program Congratulations, Lauren Sanchez Cespedes S ix EHS students were presented with the first-ever Vision of the Graduate (VOG) Recognition Award for Resiliency during a brief ceremony inside Principal Dennis Lynch’s office on Thursday, January 4, 2024. Pictured above is recipient Laura Sanchez Cespedes, who was not available on January 4. She is pictured with her nominating teacher, Josephine Dougan of the EHS Art Department. The Recognition Award for Resiliency award winners were honored for demonstrating “Tenacity, Flexibility, Courage, Optimism, and a Growth Mindset.” Law Offices of JOSEPH D. CATALDO, P.C. “ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW” • ESTATE/MEDICAID PLANNING • WILLS/TRUSTS/ESTATES • INCOME TAX PREPARATION • WEALTH MANAGEMENT • RETIREMENT PLANNING • ELDER LAW 369 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 (617)381-9600 JOSEPH D. CATALDO, CPA, CFP, MST, ESQUIRE. AICPA Personal Financial Specialist Designee LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER FACEBOOK.COM/ADVOCATE.NEWS.MA Week of Feb. 5, 2024

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 Page 9 ~ Excellence in the EPS ~ What a Spread: Teddie Peanut Butter Challenge! Culinary Arts Students Showcase their immense Talents E HS Culinary Arts students showcased their technical skills and creativity during the 3rd Annual Teddie Peanut Butter Challenge, a fun and high-energy competition in which the young chefs were tasked with making a sweet or savory dish featuring the beloved product that is made here in Everett. The Challenge, which was held on Thursday, January 25, 2024, featured 12 senior culinary arts students. They created a full-size presentation plate as well as small portions for the four judges: Gretchen Manning from the Everett Public Schools (EPS) Central Administration and Teddie Peanut Butter executives Mark Nazarian, Brianna Soule and Brittany L’Italien. The judges had the pleasure of sampling 12 creations – six sweet and six savory – but the diffi cult choice of picking winners in each category. The dishes were judged on overall flavor, presentation, originality and how they represented the Teddie Peanut Butter brand. When the points were tabulated, Ritchelmia Auguste and Pietra Bertolazzi were crowned the winners. Auguste served a Biscoff Peanut Butter Tiramisu; Bertolazzi made sweet and spicy peanut butter wings with cucumber salad. In addition to conceptualizing and making delicious dishes featuring Teddie Peanut Butter, the students did an excellent job of presenting and describing their creations to the judges. Teddie Peanut Butter is a family company that started producing peanut butter in 1930 and has been headquartered in Everett since 1969. 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Page 10 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 ~ Everett Public Libraries Calendar of Events ~ February 12-17, 2023 Parlin Adult and Teens Love Letters: Parlin Meeting Room, Tuesday, February 13, at 7 p.m.; the story of a man and woman and their lifelong relationship through their love letters. Brought to you by the Delvena Theatre Company and the Everett Cultural Council, part of the Mass Cultural Council. Yarn Club: Parlin Fireplace Room, Tuesday, February 13, 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! Origami Club: Parlin Fireplace Room, Saturday, February 17, at 12 p.m. Come and practice the ancient art of paper folding. All ages and skill levels are welcome! Parlin Children’s Lego Club: Parlin Children’s Room, Monday, February 12, 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, February 13, at 12 p.m.; in English or Portuguese by request. Visit the Parlin Library Children’s Room to attend! Suggested ages: two to six. Storytime and Sing-along with Karen: Parlin Children’s Room, Wednesday, February 14, 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, February 14, 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. Shute Adult and Teens 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 617394-2302 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 617-394-2308 for the Shute Library to register. Shute Children’s Storytime with Vera: Shute Children’s Room, Thursday, February 15, at 12 p.m.; in English or Portuguese by request. Visit the Shute Library Children’s Room to attend! Suggested ages: two to six. City of Everett hosting Lunar New Year celebration All are welcome to celebrate the year of the Dragon with free food and entertainment Special to Th e Advocate M ayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett will host a Lunar New Year celebration on Friday, Feb. 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Connolly Center (90 Chelsea St.). The City of Everett will be joining in celebrations across the world with a Lunar New Year celebration for all to partake in with food and entertainment to ring in 2024. This year marks the beginning of the Year of the Dragon, which is one of 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. All are welcome to celebrate the Lunar New Year as a community. Celebrated on the second new moon after the winter solstice, Lunar New Year marks the beginning of the new year in the traditional Chinese lunar solar calendar. Although Lunar New Year is observed worldwide, it is commonly celebrated in China – along with many other countries in East Asia – with performances, dances, festivals, parades, music and acrobatics. For more information, please visit cityofeverett.com/events/ lunar-new-year.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 Page 11 ~ Excellence in the EPS ~ T hree Everett High School (EHS) seniors have been named QuestBridge Scholars, a distinction as prestigious as it is valuable. Gabriellie De Gouveia, Aeshah Mohammed and Thalia Patino Molana are among a very select group chosen from a nationwide pool of qualifi ed applicants to be included in QuestBridge’s 2024 Match Scholarship program. De Gouveia is headed to the College of the Holy Cross, while Mohammed and Patino Molana will attend Boston College and Boston University, respectively. QuestBridge Scholars receive full tuition, including room and board and books and supplies – for four years. This year, 20,800 students from across the country applied, and 6,683 advanced to the final round. From there, QuestBridge’s 50 college partners “matched” with 2,242 students, marking the highest number of Match Scholarship Recipients since QuestBridge’s founding in 1994. “To have three of our graduating seniors named QuestBridge scholars is an incredible source of pride for Everett High School, our district, and our city,” said Superintendent William Hart. “It is my pleasure to extend the congratulations of the EPS to these exceptional students and their families.” QuestBridge describes itself as a “powerful platform that connects the nation’s brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education. By facilitating these exchanges, QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation’s best universities and the ranks of national leadership itself.” De Gouveia is enrolled in EHS’s Marketing Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program. Mohammed, a member of the Medical Assisting CTE Program, plans on studying medicine at Boston College. And Patino Molana, a student in the Law and Government Pathway, intends on studying political science and international relations at Boston University. When asked to pinpoint a class and a teacher that helped her become a QuestBridge scholar, De Gouveia identifi ed the AP Language and Composition course taught by EHS English teacher Michael Fineran. “I fi rmly believe that my essays and supplements were my strongest allies within my application,” De Gouveia said. “Without the knowledge I gained in Mr. Fineran’s class, my application may not have been as strong.” Mohammed agreed, saying, “Mr. Fineran made sure my writing was college quality.” Week of Feb. 5, 2024 EHS Boasts Three QuestBridge Scholars: De Gouveia, Mohammed and Patino Molana Earn Prestigious Honor est on the issues I care about in this city,” said Patino Molana. “Thalia is an amazing young QuestBridge Scholars Thalia Patino Molana, Gabriellie De Gouveia and Aeshah Mohammed “Gabi and Aeshah are very deserving students,” Mr. Fineran said. “No matter the topic or the assignment, they were curious, engaged, and thoughtful.” De Gouveia also cited her involvement in the Marketing CTE Pathway as a key to her success. “The Pathway signifi cantly infl uenced my readiness for college,” she said. “In the marketing program, I was able to put out a strong brand for myself in my application.” “I’m going to miss Gabi,” said Marketing CTE teacher Siobhan Sullivan. “During class discussions, she asks high-level questions, and she makes me a better teacher because of her curiosity to learn.” Mohammed is firm in her desire to pursue a career in medicine, an interest she says has been cultivated by Medical Assisting CTE Instructor Desirae Peary. “Ms. Peary is Coffee with the Superintendent Thank you to the Whittier School! T S uperintendent William Hart enjoyed Coffee and a Chat with the teachers and staff at the Whittier School on Friday, January 26, 2024. Thanks to Principal Michael McLucas, Assistant Principal Cara Fidalgo and the entire Whittier team for hosting the Superintendent. Pictured above, from left to right: eighth grade science teacher Joe Lento, fourth grade teacher Brynden Gibbens, Superintendent Hart, Wilson Reading Interventionist Mary Ann Sottosanti, fourth grade teachers Kathryn Chadwick and Jennifer Valley and math interventionist Daniela Faia. an amazing teacher who always encourages me to do my best,” she said. “She helped us get into clinicals, which gave me a sneak peak of my future career. [This helped me realize that] this fi eld is the right one for me.” “Aeshah is always so enthusiastic about her education,” Peary said. “She is the type of student who is ready to learn with a smile on her face. She has inspired me through her enthusiasm, curiosity, and unique perspectives. Boston College is truly lucky to have her!” Patino Molana credits the EHS History Department and law and government teacher Carolyn MacWilliam for fostering her passion for all things politics – locally, regionally and globally. “Mrs. MacWilliam has pushed me to be the best version of myself and guided me to be passionate and honwoman,” said MacWilliam. “I look forward to the day when I can vote for her when she runs for public office. While many people express a desire to change the world, Thalia has taken tangible steps to improve the community. Her level of civic engagement at such a young age is truly inspirational and makes me hopeful for the future!” And where does Patino Molana see her future heading? “I see myself working in Campaign Finance Law,” she said. “Stopping corruption all over the world.” According to QuestBridge, the 2024 Match Recipients boast an average unweighted GPA of 3.94, while 93 percent are in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. QuestBridge also notes that 82 percent of the scholarship winners are among the fi rst in their families to attend a four-year college in the United States. “I feel really excited and proud to have matched with a top school like Boston University,” said Patino Molana. “I feel safe and secure knowing I can achieve my dreams without worrying about the cost and obstacles I would have faced as a fi rst-generation Latina student. Everett High School Education Pathway First-Ever Mentoring Day a Huge Success he EHS Education Pathway hosted its first-ever Mentoring Day event on January 26, 2024. Sixty-fi vestudents enrolled in Education 1, 2 and 3 classes attended and participated in a series of table discussions inside the EHS Library. The senior Pathway students facilitated engaging and useful conversations among the aspiring educators. The sophomores and juniors prepared questions about the pathway, the internship program for EHS seniors and the post-high school planning process. Students rotated between the tables to meet diff erent senior interns. Thanks to Education teachers Sarah Simmons and Amanda Pickowicz and Pathway Director Ryan McGowan for organizing this opportunity for our students.

Page 12 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 Tide boys’ basketball clinches state tournament berth against Revere Red-hot Everett looks to end the regular season with four more wins to extend streak to seven TOURNEY-BOUND: The 2024 EHS Crimson Tide Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team, shown back row, from left to right: Head Coach Gerard Boyce, Assistant Coach Gerell Boyce, Aidan Volquez, Vessenchy Jean, Allisin Desruisseaux, Jaysaun Coggins, John Luna, Leison Ruiz, Amine Hamoudi, Lian Dorosario Santos, Jomanuel Desruisseaux, Henrique Pinto, Team Manager Joey Lemay, Statistician Carol Manuel, Assistant Coach Lawan Swain, and Team Manager Marvens Seide. Kneeling, shown from left to right: Steve Nunes, Cleevence Erilus, Cristian Vasquez, Tyson Chhun, and Jevaun Berberena. By Joe McConnell T he Everett High School boys’ basketball team (11-4 overall, 10-2 in the Greater Boston League) officially clinched a Division 1 state tournament berth against visiting Revere last Thursday night (Feb. 1), 6661. They then went on to smoke host Somerville, 7435 on Tuesday night, Feb. 6. They are ranked 37th in the Division 1 power rankings as of Feb. 6. “We were 10-11 last year with more talent,” said firstyear head coach Gerard Boyce. “I’m extremely proud of the boys this season, and their progression overall since the first day of practice.” Jaysaun Coggins paced the offensive attack against Revere with 24 points. Allsin Desruisseaux also ended the game in double digits with 16 points. Jevaun Berberena accounted for eight points. Tyson Chhun and Cristian Vasquez netted six apiece. After the Somerville game, Boyce singled out “the great team ball” that was exhibited by his squad throughout this dominating triumph. Coggins was the Tide’s leading scorer against the Highlanders with 18 points. Leison Ruiz collected 14 points. Berberena also ended up in double digits with 10. Lian Santos Dorosario was credited with nine. Desruisseaux contributed eight points to the winning cause. Boyce’s squad, now authors of a three-game winning streak, has four regular season games left. They still have a chance to move further up in the power rankings if they continue to dominate opponents like they have been doing recently. The Tide first took on host Medford last night (Feb. 8) after press deadline. Two nights later, they will have a Saturday night home game against Chelsea, starting at 5:30 p.m., before going up against Boyce’s alma master – East Boston – at home Tuesday night (Feb. 13) at 7 p.m. Sharon will officially end the regular season for the Tide on Feb. 18 in a non-league road game at 2 p.m. Tide boys complete annual GBL Indoor Track Meet fourth overall; girls ended up sixth By Joe McConnell O n Feb. 2 at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center in Roxbury, the Everett High School boys and girls indoor track teams participated in the annual Greater Boston League (GBL) Meet. The Everett boys (46 points) as a team finished fourth. Revere (124), Somerville (111) and Medford (57) topped the locals on the leaderboard, while Chelsea (35), Malden (27) and Lynn English (3) followed them. In the 55-meter dash, sophomore Kayshaun Eveillard (6.82) came in third, right behind Allen Hou (6.65) of Revere and William Parkes of Somerville (6.71). Senior Jeremiah Jeanlouis (6.99) was sixth. In the 300, Eveillard (36.82) ran second only to Medford’s J.T. Mastrocola (35.21). Junior J.N. Baptiste Orleus (42.28) and senior Sterley Hall (42.47) completed the sprint in 13th place. and 14th In the 600, senior Dawens Germain (1:33.26) accounted for a seventh-place finish. Sophomore Adrien Reyes (1:39.32) was 16th . In the 1,000, senior Nischal Tamang (2:59.27) wrapped up a fourth-place finish. Sophomore Lucas Nunez (3:02.33) enjoyed a Top 10 finish in eighth place. His classmate Jeremy Whitlow (3:22.89) was 17th Coming through in the mile . for Everett was junior John Cardoso (5:43.73), who recorded a 10th place finish. Sophomore Miguel Ventura (6:13.22) came in 12th . Sophomore Anthony Whitlow (11:58.75) was eighth overall in the two-mile. Freshman Domenico Delle Rosa (14:33.44) accounted for a 16th place finish. In the 55-meter hurdles, senior Donald Michel (8.63) was credited with a sixth-place finish. The Tide foursome of Jalen Jones, Matthew LaMonica, Khang Nguyen and Eveillard (1:36.85) was third in the 4x200 relays. Reyes, Baptiste, Tamang and Germain (3:59.72) finished fifth in the mile relays. Sophomores Jeremy Whitlow, Dante Gell, Tyre Lule and Nunez were (10:34.86) sixth in the 4x800 relays. Michel and Germain (5-8) tied for third with their Somerville counterpart in the high jump. Nguyen (18-6) finished second overall in the long jump. Jones (17-8) ended up sixth. Junior Fabrice Michaud (39-7.5) was eighth in the shotput. Senior Jason Stark (37-1.5) came in 11th overall. Girls finish sixth As a team, the Crimson Tide TIDE TRACK | SEE PAGE 13

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 Page 13 Everett/Revere/Malden cooperative boys’ hockey team united in determination for strong finish By Dom Nicastro T he Everett cooperative boys’ hockey team, which features players from Everett, Revere, Malden and Mystic Valley high schools, is heading toward the home stretch. The team is 5-11-1 after 17 games. While there likely won’t be any postseason appearance for the Tide, the team wants to finish strong in its final three games. We caught up with two of its captains – senior forward and Malden’s Lukas Deguire of Mystic Valley and Revere senior forward Ollie Svendsen – in the meantime for a Q&A on leadership and the team’s progress lately. Advocate: Three out of the last four games have been competitive. What is the team doing well lately? Deguire: I feel that our team has done a great job in these last four games at coming together and understanding that it would be a great memory to each of the 11 seniors on our team if we were able to finish off the season on a strong note. There is definitely a deeper sense of passion at this point in the season as the games quickly wind down, and we’re just giving all we have on and off the ice to be a competitive team. Svendsen: The key to the team’s late success has been the amount of “grit” we have put in day in and day out. We have been in some high-scoring games, and we seem to never give up. We really work on getting pucks deep in the corner and beating those defensemen to the puck and gain control. Just getting the puck to the net has been huge for us especially when we crash for rebounds and deflections. TIDE TRACK | FROM PAGE 12 girls (29 points) ended up sixth overall. Revere (106.33) won the meet, followed by Medford (91), Chelsea (71), Somerville (57.33) and Malden (30). Lynn English (18.33) finished behind the locals in seventh place. Junior Yelsa Garcia (ninth) us an identity as a team, rather than four separate schools. Svendsen: In my personal experience, I have been playing with Everett/Revere Youth Hockey my whole life. When I was about 12, our youth program joined forces with Malden’s youth hockey program so it was nice to meet some future teammates since Revere and Malden were combined for varsity high school hockey. I knew all the Everett players from playing youth hockey and was excited to get the chance to play against my friends. Instead, we once again joined forces and I was ecstatic to play with all my friends growing up. Advocate: As a senior, Shown from left to right, senior captain Jake Simpson of Malden, senior captain Ollie Svendsen of Revere, Malden’s Lukas Deguire of Mystic Valley and Head Coach Craig Richards. Advocate: What are some things you guys feel like you can improve? Deguire: Obviously, there is always room for improvement with any team, and we could definitely work on perfecting our systems, as these are what will win us decisive games. The effort has been there as of recently, but if we can master our positioning in each zone and further our chemistry together, we will be a definitively better team. and sophomore Isabella Pimental (12th) just missed making the finals in the 55-meter dash. Junior Zyelle Cannon-Mathis (49.88) ended up 13th overall in the 300. Her classmate Angelina Papa (51.25) was close behind in 15th place. In the 600, sophomore Milena Antonio (2:02.47) finSvendsen: A huge improvement for us would be our first-period play. We always seem to come out flat, making us go down on the scoreboard early. After that buzzer rings to end the first, there is almost always a switch that turns on, and we start battling our way back. Advocate: How do you go about forming team chemistry when you have four different schools and it’s hard to see each other outished in the Top 10 in 10th place. Senior Tiffany Escobar (4:03.25) came in ninth in the 1,000. Her classmate Nicole Fonseca (4:23.87) was 13th. Senior Suzanne Maharjan (15:41.22) chipped in with a sixth-place finish in the two mile. In the 55-meter hurdles, senior Nicole Brandside the rink? Deguire: There is no doubt that team chemistry is hard to come by when combining four schools, but our coaching staff has done an incredible job at ensuring that we can have time to bond and create memories. This is done through our weekly team dinners, assigned locker room seating, and on-ice chats that allow us to express ourselves. All of these ideas help us form better relationships and give ao (10.39) crossed the finish line in fourth place. Junior Devonnie Gomez-Walrond (11.22) was eighth. In the 4x200 relays, the team of Papa, Cannon-Mathis, Pimental and Garcia (1:57.71) finished fourth. Antonio, Fonseca, Maharjan and Escobar (12:52.84) teamed up to finish fourth overall in the how have you tried to work with the underclassmen to help them get better? Deguire: As a senior, there is a distinct role of maturity and setting an example for the younger players on the team. Throughout the season, I have made sure to maintain a positive attitude on and off the ice that reflects onto the underclassmen. Whether it is taking the lead in a drill or giving maximum effort on a skate at the end of practice, I have tried to set the bar for the younger guys to follow this season and for the rest of their high school careers. Svendsen: I have seen a lot of improvement from the newcomers this season. I try to lead by example in practice. Furthermore, games can be nerve-racking, and when an underclassman makes a mistake, they tend to get really down on themselves. I try to explain that they won’t make the next play if they are still so focused on the last one and that they have to let it go. 4x800 relays. Senior Dar rynn Des - rameaux (34-11.25) went to the head of the class with a first-place finish in the shotput. Her classmate Layla Betancur-Cardona (29-8.50) came in third, followed by Brandao (27-5.75, fifth) and freshman Graziella Foster (19-7, 14th).

Page 14 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 Meet the 2024 Malden, Revere and Everett High School Wrestling Co-Op Team Greater Boston League Team, shown from left to right: Front row: Thomas Cau, Maria Luiza Medeiros, Kevin Prada Araujo, Nora Hounain, Kenny Wong, Katelyn Vo, Eduardo Landaverde Lemus, Chris Seccareccio, Hayden Butler, Matt Chan, Audrey Nguyen and Declan Chaisson; back row: Co-Head Coach Kevin Isaza, James Montello, Peter Noel, Obert Jean Louis, Stanley Davitoria, Angel Chinchilla, Radley Lekuku, Kevin Argueta, Jason Wang, Carlos Jimenez, Hakim Malik, Gaetano Foster, David Prada Araujo, Sean Cochran, Jason Vasquez Tevez, Elijah Miranda, Mark Sylvain and Co-Head Coach Nick Erban. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) By Tara Vocino T Shown from left to right: Co-Head Coach Kevin Isaza, CoCaptains Maria Luiza Medeiros, David Prada Araujo and Kevin Argueta and Co-Head Coach Nick Erban. he Malden High Golden Tornadoes, Revere High Patriots and Everett High Crimson Tide Wrestling CoOp team were honored during their Senior Night against the Saugus-Peabody High School Sachems/Tanners at Malden High School last Wednesday. Their banquet is Tuesday, March 12 at Anthony’s of Malden at 6 p.m. Wrestlers hailing from Revere, shown from left to right: CoHead Coach Kevin Isaza (MHS); Carlos Jimenez (Sr., 190 lbs.); Radley Lekuku (Soph. 144 lbs.); Hakim Malik (Sr., 175 lbs.) and Co-Head Coach Nick Erban (EHS). Wrestlers hailing from Everett, shown from left to right: Co-Head Coach Kevin Isaza (MHS); Maria Luisa Madeiros (Sr., 113 lbs.); Kevin Argueta (Jr., HVY); Angel Chinchilla (Soph., 157 lbs.); Gaetano Foster (Soph., HVY); Mark Silvain (Jr., HVY); Jason Vasquez Tevez (Soph., 138 lbs.) and Co-Head Coach Nick Erban. Wrestlers hailing from Malden, shown from left to right: Front row: Kenny Wong, Kevin Prada Araujo, Nora Hounain, Katelyn Vo, Eduardo Landaverde Lemus, Thomas Cau, Matt Chan, and Audrey Nguyen; back row: Co-Head Coach Kevin Isaza (MHS), Obert Jean Louis, Stanley Davitoria, Jason Wang, David Prada Araujo, Sean Cochran, Declan Chaisson and Co-Head Coach Nick Erban (EHS). Shown from left to right: Co-Head Coach Kevin Isaza, seniors Maria Luiza Medeiros, Jason Wang, Hakim Malik and Carlos Jimenez and Co-Head Coach Nick Erban during last Wednesday’s Wrestling Senior Night at Malden High School. Shown from left to right: Co-Head Coach Kevin Isaza, GBL team players James Montello, Peter Noel, Hayden Butler, Elijah Miranda and Chris Seccareccio and Co-Head Coach Nick Erban.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 Page 15 Everett/Revere/Malden Co-Op Hockey battle Taunton to 4-3, loss Riley Constantine works to gain control of the puck. Tide teammates celebrate after scoring during their game against Taunton Monday night. Tide Co-Captain Jake Simpson carries the puck up the ice. Matt Lacroix with the puck for the Tide. Everett’s Andrew Crasco comes from behind the net to defend against a Taunton player. Tide co-Capt. Michael Brandano moves past some Taunton defenders. Frankie Annunziata with the shot on goal. Matt Lacriox with the puck for the Tide, moves into goal territory as players from Taunton move in. The Tide hockey team gathers during a time out during the final period of play against Taunton. Tide goaltender Ray Blauvelt protecting the net. Frankie Annunziate looks to make a pass moving up ice during Monday’s match up. The Everett Tide cheerleaders were on hand to support the team on Monday night. Andrew Crasco moves the puck up ice. The Tide’s Matt Lacroix with the puck as player from Taunton tries to take control. (Advocate photos by Emily Harney)

Page 16 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 ~ Mystic Valley Regional Charter School Sports ~ Eagles Swim Team Earns 17th T he Mystic Valley Varsity Girls Swim team competed in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference League Championship Meet at Lynn Technical High School on the afternoon of Thursday, January 25. In the meet, the Eagles dominated the other eight teams, winning Gold in every event and scoring 638 points – outdistancing the Co-op team of Lowell/ Innovation/Nashoba by over 300 points. In a dominant display of speed and endurance that set the tone for the day in the first event, the girls relay team of Sydney Cao, Isabella Cirame, Lucia Antonucci and Britney Nayiga took first in the 200 Yard Medley relay with a seed time of 2:00.81. In the nine individual events, Mystic Valley swimmers placed first, second and third in every event. Winning both their individual events were Isabella Cirame, 200 Free and 200 Individual Medley; Britney Nayiga, 50 Free and 100 Breaststroke; and Sydney Cao, 100 Free and 100 Back. Isabelle Pennachio and Lana Santos-Albuquerque won gold in the 100 yard butterfly and 500 yard freestyle, respectively. In the two other relays, Mystic Valley also swam to victory. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the team of Antonucci, Crystal Tang, Santos-Albuquerque and Kelso placed first with a time of 1:52.11, and in the final event of the day, the 400 yard freestyle relay, Mystic Valley’s team of Cao, Nayiga, Cirame and Santos-Albuquerque placed first with a time of 3:50.91. The Eagles will be back in the water on Saturday, February 3, at home for a last chance meet and again on Saturday, February 10, at the MIAA Sectional Tournament at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. For more information on Mystic Valley athletics, visit mvrcs.com/athletics. The Eagles Swim Team Champs, from left to right: Back row: Belinda Mwebaza, Britney Nayiga, Noely Mendez, Nicole Kelso, Isabelle Pennachio, Makda Johannes, Gracy Thapa, Miriam Johannes and Crystal Tang; front row: Melina Catic, Isabella Cirame, Lana Santos-Albuquerque, Khloe Co, Brook Burke and Sydney Cao. Commonwealth Athletic Conference Girls Swim Championship Top Three 2023 1st Place 200 Medley Relay 200 Yard Freestyle 200 Individual Medley 50 Yard Freestyle 100 Yard Butterfly 100 YardFreestyle 500 Yard Freestyle 200 Yard Free Relay 100 Yard Backstroke 100 Yard Breaststroke 400 Yard Freestyle Relay Top Four Teams Team Score Tide girls basketball edges visiting Somerville on Senior Night to secure seventh win Everett needs two more wins in its four remaining regular season games to make the postseason By Joe McConnell T he Everett High School girls basketball team (7-9) defeated Somerville on Senior Night (Jan. 30), 39-37. Senior Emilia Maria Babcock paced the offensive attack with 21 points to go along with four rebounds and six steals. Malaica Guillaume contributed five rebounds, four assists and four steals to the winning cause. “Everybody on the team contributed in some way, shape or form to this tough, gritty win against Somerville,” said coach Riley Dunn. “It was a great night in a great environment, which resulted in a great win for us.” Two nights later, however, the Everett girls lost to host Revere, 51-30. “Revere is a very tough team,” said Dunn. “Our defensive effort was there, but we just couldn’t seem to connect on the offensive end. We still hustled, however, until the very end, never giving up. We will bounce back and learn from this game.” Babcock once again led the way with 12 points. She was also credited with three steals against the Patriots. Guillaume was next in line with 11 points to go along with four rebounds, while coming up with two steals on defense. “Sonia Constanza Flores, Manal Bouhou, Taisha Alexandre and Casey Martinez also came up with two steals to assist significantly in this tough, defensive effort against Revere,” said Dunn. Since the Revere loss, the Everett girls have been off for a week to sharpen things up for the stretch run, which started last night (Feb. 8) at home against Medford after press deadline. The Tide will then host nonleague Lawrence Monday night, Feb. 12, beginning at 6:30 p.m. They will be at Lowell for another non-league encounter three nights later at the same time, before wrapping up the regular season on Fec. 19 at home against Marblehead out of the Northeastern Conference, beginning at 3 p.m. They need to win at least two of these four games to make the Division 1 state tournament. At 7-9, the Tide is ranked 52nd in Division 1 as of Feb. 6. To make the postseason, teams ranked 33rd or lower must possess a winning record. Seniors, pictured from left to right: Makda Johannes, captain Jason Yan, George George and Miriam Johannes. I t was Senior Day on Friday for the Mystic Valley Eagles. Four seniors were honored prior to the Eagles’ meet against Greater Lowell. The Eagles were victorious with an 89-71 win. A few highlights of the meet: • In the 200-yard IM, Jaden Anthony took first with a lifetime best time of 2:10.21. Anthony was followed by sophomore Britney Nayiga in a time of 2:30.35 and Khloe Co in 2:31.54. • In the 500-yard freestyle, sophomore Christian Antonucci added a lifetime best of 5:15.81. • In the 200-yard medley relay, the team of Jason Yan, Antonucci, Kevin Sodeyama-Cardoso and Lucas Freitas placed first with a time of 1:46.22. • In the 100-yard IM, Yan placed first with a time of 57.16. • In the 100-yard butterfly, sophomore Thomas Sodeyama-Cardoso led the way with a time of 56.24. • In the 100-yard freestyle, junior Sydney Cao placed first with a time of 56.81. • In the 200-yard freestyle, Kevin Sodeyama-Cardoso led with a time of 1:56.80, followed by Lucas Santos in 1:57.58 and Isabelle Pennachio in 2:12.94. • In the 50-yard freestyle, Antonucci placed first with a time of 23.89. Mystic Valley (MV) Isabella Cirame MV Isabella Cirame MV 2nd Place Lowell/Innovation/Nshba Crystal Tang MV Britney Nayiga MV Belinda Mwebaza MV Isabelle Pennachio MV Khloe Co MV Mystic Valley Blue Hills 3rd Place Blue Hills M. Johannes MV Lucia Antonucci MV Isabelle Pennachio MV Nicole Kelso MV Lana Albuquerque MV Sydney Cao MV Miram Johannes MV Makda Johannes MV Lana Albuquerque MV Lowell/Innovation/Nashoba Makda Johannes MV Lowell/Innovation Brooke Burke MV Sydney Cao MV Britney Nayiga MV Mystic Valley Mystic Valley (MV) 638 Khloe Co MV Lucia Antonucci MV Lowell/Innovation/Nshba Lowell/Innovation/Nshba 296.5 Crystal Tang MV Blue Hills Greater Lowell 239 Winning Time 2:00.81 2:09.46 2:23.58 28.81 1:04.84 57.46 5:59.31 1:52.11 1:04.98 1:12.30 3:50.91 Blue Hills 223 ~ Mystic Valley Regional Charter School Sports ~ Eagles Earn Senior Day Win Consecutive CAC Title

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 Page 17 Roll Tide – Everett Girls’ Hoop seniors have high expectations after graduation Kaesta Sandy was escorted by her proud mother, Nezra Sandy. The four-year basketball player plans to study sports medicine in college to pursue a career in athletic training. Shown from left to right: seniors Malica Guillaume and Taisha Alexandre, Head Coach Riley Dunn, seniors Kaesta Sandy, Malaica Guillaume and Gleidy Tejada during Tuesday’s Girls’ Varsity Basketball Senior Night at Everett High School against Somerville High School. Shown from left to right: Gleidy Tejada was escorted by her friend Suzanne Maharjan, her mother, Victoria, her brother, Carlos, and her father, Julio. The four-year basketball player plans to pursue a career in health science with a trauma focus. Taisha Alexandre (third from left) was accompanied by her friends Ikhra Bashir, Gabby Alexandre, Jake Xavier, Megan Xavier and Olivia Lavaud. The four-year basketball player plans to major in psychology and minor in child development with a premed track to pursue opening her own psychiatric clinic. Malica Guillaume (third from left) was escorted by her twin sister, Malaica Guillaume, her friend Ikhra Bashir, her proud mother, Nadine Guillaume, her uncle Pierre Amazan, her sister Rejeana Guillaume and her friend Olivia Lavaud. The four-year basketball player plans to travel the world to help children in need. Malaica Guillaume (third from left) was escorted by her friend Olivia Lavaud, her friend Ikhra Bashir, her proud uncle Pierre Amazan, her mother, Nadine Guillaume, and her sister, Rejeana Guillaume. The four-year basketball player looks to pursue a career in the medical field. By Tara Vocino T he Everett High School Girls’ Basketball Crimson Tide seniors shared their future plans during their Senior Night game on Tuesday against Somerville. Shown from left to right: seniors Malica Guillaume and Taisha Alexandre, Head Coach Riley Dunn, seniors Kaesta Sandy, Malaica Guillaume and Gleidy Tejada show off their senior gift. Their banquet is March 12 at 6 p.m. at Anthony’s of Malden. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)

Page 18 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 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. MASSterlist will be e-mailed to you FREE every Monday through Friday morning and will give you a leg up on what’s happening in the blood sport of Bay State politics. For more information and to get your free subscription, go to: https:// lp.constantcontactpages.com/ Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen su/aPTLucK THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of January 29-February 2. There were no roll call in the House last week. APPROVE FIREARMS BILL (S 2572) Senate 37-3, approved a bill that would change some of the state’s gun laws. The House has already approved a different version of the measure and a House-Senate conference committee will try to hammer out a compromise version. Provisions in the Senate bill - LEGAL NOTICE - COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT Middlesex Probate and Family Court 10-U Commerce Way Woburn, MA 01801 (781) 865-4000 Docket No. MI24P0529EA Estate of: SANDRA J. ANDON Also known as: SANDRA ANDON Date of Death:11/15/2023 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A petition for Formal Probate of Will with Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by: Jean L. Bermingham of North Billerica, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that: Jean L. Bermingham of North Billerica, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in unsupervised administration. IMPORTANT NOTICE You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 02/28/2024. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised administration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Hon. Terri L. Klug Cafazzo, First Justice of this Court. Date: January 31, 2024 TARA E. DeCRISTOFARO REGISTER OF PROBATE February 9, 2024 include cracking down on the spread of ghost guns -- unserialized and untraceable firearms; codifying the state’s existing prohibition on assault weapons; making it illegal to possess devices that convert semi-automatic firearms into fully automatic machine guns; giving firearm licensing authorities access to some of a gun permit applicant’s mental health hospitalization history; prohibiting the carrying of firearms in government administrative buildings, with exceptions for law enforcement officers and municipalities that choose to opt out; allowing health care professionals to petition courts to remove firearms and licenses from patients who pose a risk to themselves or others; and creating a commission to analyze the allocation of state violence prevention funding and recommend changes to reduce gun violence in disproportionately impacted communities. “Concern for public safety, a commitment to equity, respect for the Second Amendment, and a focus on the root causes of gun crime and gun accidents—these principles underlie each of the policies included in the bill the Senate passed today,” said Sen. Cindy Creem (D-Newton), the chief sponsor of the measure. “I’m proud of the collaborative effort that went into the [the bill] and I look forward to seeing these policies signed into law by the end of [the 2024] session.” “Today the Senate came together and acted on gun violence—rising above the divisiveness of this critical issue in - LEGAL NOTICE - COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT Middlesex Probate and Family Court 10-U Commerce Way Woburn MA, 01801 Docket No. MI24P0328GD In the matter of: SHAWN BACEVIC Of: EVERETT, MA RESPONDENT Alleged Incapacitated Person CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR INCAPACITATED PERSON PURSUANT TO G.L. c. 190B, Section 5-304 To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Mass. Dept. Of Mental Health of Westborough, MA in the above captioned matter alleging that Shawn Bacevic is in need of a Guardian and requesting that (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian to serve Without Surety on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may contain a request for certain specific authority. You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 AM on the return date of 2/20/2024. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, Hon. Terri L. Klug Cafazzo, First Justice of this Court. Date: January 24, 2024 TARA E. DeCRISTOFARO REGISTER OF PROBATE February 09, 2024 the name of protecting our residents from gun crime, modernizing our laws and supporting communities who have been torn apart by unnecessary violence,” said Senate President Karen Spilka (D-Ashland). “I’m proud to lead a body that is committed to building on our commonwealth’s record as a national leader on gun safety. “ “Despite not having a public hearing on the gun bill which means the public didn’t have the opportunity to weigh in on it and despite having one of the lowest gun crime rates in the country, the Massachusetts Senate voted in favor of more restrictive laws for gun owners in the commonwealth,” said Sen. Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton). “The bill went too far infringing upon lawful gun owners rights while not going far enough to attack illegal firearm trafficking and unlawful possession … I was disappointed we didn’t do more to penalize career criminals perpetrating the vast majority of gun crime in the commonwealth. We need to spend our time and effort on addressing security issues at the border that will prevent guns and substances from entering the country at rates as high as they are now.” “I voted against this bill because I have deep concerns with a number of provisions that I feel lead us into a constitutional gray area and risk opening up our great gun laws to legal challenge in front of the Supreme Court,” said Sen. Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth). “In a fairly unprecedented move, this bill also did not have a public hearing, which is arguably the most important part of our legislative process.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes SEND BILL BACK TO COMMITTEE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING (S 2572) Senate 9-31, rejected a motion to send the firearms bill to the Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security in order to have a public hearing on it. “Sending this bill to the Joint Committee on Public Safety [and Homeland Security] will allow for it to have a public hearing where industry experts and people from all walks of life can weigh in and share their perspectives,” said Sen. Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth). “Public hearings are one of our greatest assets as legislators, and forgoing the opportunity to hold one on this bill is a disservice to ourselves as legislators and our constituents.” BEACON | SEE PAGE 19

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 Page 19 BEACON | FROM PAGE 18 Sen. Cindy Creem (D-Newton) said that in November, the Public Safety Committee held a public hearing on 57 fi rearm-related bills, many of which provide the foundation of the current bill under consideration. “Given that the policies in the bill have been vetted both at the public hearing and through months of conversations with senators, gun safety advocates, gun owners’ groups, gun industry groups, police chiefs, district attorneys and health care professionals, the [bill is] ready for consideration on the Senate fl oor.” (A “Yes” vote is for sending the bill back to the committee. A “No” vote is against sending it to committee.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico No SUBSTITUTE NEW VERSION OF BILL (S 2572) Senate 6-33, rejected an amendment to substitute an alternative version of the fi rearms bill in place of the current one. “This amendment was fi led so that I could go on the record in support of commonsense gun control measures,” said sponsor Sen. Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth). “The provisions in this amendment maintain focus on gun violence reduction and prevention while respecting the rights aff orded in the Second Amendment.” “The proposed amendment would have removed several components of the Senate bill that will make Massachusetts a safer place, including its codifi cation of our existing assault weapons law, its provisions ensuring that firearm licensing authorities are aware of an applicant’s history of involuntary mental health hospitalizations and its provisions empowering Massachusetts residents to hold the gun industry accountable if they are harmed due to reckless industry practices,” said Sen. Cindy Creem (D-Newton). “The Senate bill does more to prevent gun violence, gun crime and gun accidents than the amendment’s proposed alternative.” (A “Yes” vote is for the alternative bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico No MARKETING GUNS TO PEOPLE UNDER 18 (S 2572) Senate 37-2, approved an amendment that would allow fi rearm companies to “design, advertise, market, import or sell at wholesale or retail a fi rearm industry product in a manner that recommends or encourages persons under the age of 18 to participate lawfully in hunting or shooting sports.” Under Massachusetts law, applicants for a Firearms Identifi - cation Card (FID) must be 18 years or older – or can be 14–17 years of age with parental consent. While applicants 14 years old may apply, a card will not be issued until they reach age 15. “Sponsoring this amendment enables us as a Legislature, to implement laws that respects the constitutional right to bear arms and instill the importance of fi rearm safety to our youth when they engage in lawful activities such as hunting and competitive shooting sports,” said sponsor Sen. Adam Gomez (D-Springfield). “This approach balances the interests of a variety of stakeholders and sets a precedent for responsible participation.” “I have consistently opposed the advertising or marketing to minors of dangerous products, whether they be vaping, alcohol, marijuana, sports betting or guns,” said Sen. John Keenan (D-Quincy) who opposed the amendment. (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes LEGACY” GUNS (S 2572) Senate 39-0, approved an amendment to clarify that certain guns legally bought prior to 2016 are “legacy” weapons, and can still be legally held, though this new Senate bill would make new purchases of such weapons illegal. “The Senate’s intention, in codifying our existing assault weapons ban was to enshrine the current law without changing the status of any fi rearms that are currently legally owned in the commonwealth,” said sponsor Sen. Cindy Creem (D-Newton). “This … amendment removes any ambiguity on that point, making absolutely clear that a fi rearm that is legally owned in Massachusetts today will still be legally owned when [this bill] becomes law.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes ALSO UP ON BEACON HILL BAN EMPLOYERS FROM ASKING FOR CREDIT REPORTS (H 2372) - The House gave initial approval to a proposal that would prohibit employers from obtaining the credit reports of existing or potential employees except in certain circumstances including hiring for a position that requires national security clearance; a position for which a person is required by federal or state law to obtain a consumer report; and some executive or BEACON | SEE PAGE 20 Say nr Sa a y Senior Seni by Jim Miller Does Medicare Cover Weight-Loss Treatments? Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover any weight-loss treatments for overweight retirees? I just turned 65 and need to lose about 100 pounds and would like to know if Medicare can help. Overweight Owen Dear Owen, Yes, traditional Medicare does indeed cover some weight-loss treatments like counseling and certain types of surgery for overweight benefi ciaries, but unfortunately it doesn’t cover weight-loss programs or medications. Here’s what you should know. Who’s Eligible For benefi ciaries to receive available Medicare-covered weight-loss treatments your body mass index (BMI), which is an estimate of your body fat based on your height and weight, must be 30 or higher. A BMI of 30 or above is considered obese and increases your risk for many health conditions, such as some cancers, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and sleep apnea. To fi nd out your BMI, the National Institutes of Health has a free calculator that you can access online at nhlbi.nih. gov/health/educational/lose_ wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. What’s Covered If you fi nd that your BMI is 30 or higher, Medicare Part B will cover up to 12 months of weight-loss counseling conducted by a medical professional in a primary care setting (like a doctor’s offi ce). Most counseling sessions entail an initial obesity screening, a dietary assessment and behavioral therapy designed to help you lose weight by focusing on diet and exercise. Medicare also covers certain types of bariatric and metabolic surgery for morbidly obese benefi ciaries who have a BMI of 35 or above and have at least one underlying obesity-related health condition, such as diabetes or heart disease. You must also show that you’ve tried to lose weight in the past through dieting or exercise and have been unsuccessful. These procedures make changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight and improve the health of your metabolism. Some common bariatric surgical procedures covered include Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, which reduces the stomach to a small pouch that makes you feel full even following small meals. And laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, which inserts an infl atable band that creates a gastric pouch encircling the top of the stomach. What’s Not Covered Unfortunately, original Medicare does not cover weightloss programs such as fi tness or gym memberships, meal delivery services, or popular weightloss programs such as Jenny Craig, Noom and WW (formerly Weight Watchers). Medicare also does not cover any weight-loss drugs, but it does cover FDA approved diabetes drugs that have unintentionally become very popular for weight loss. Medicare Part D plans cover Ozempic and Mounjaro for diabetes only, not for weight loss! So, your doctor will need to prescribe these medications for diabetes in order to get them covered. Medicare also does not cover Wegovy or Zepbound because they’re approved only for weight loss. The reason behind the weight-loss drug omission is the Medicare Modernization Act, which specifi cally excluded them back when the law was written 20 years ago. They also excluded drugs used for cosmetic purposes, fertility, hair growth and erectile dysfunction. Without insurance, weightloss medications are expensive, often costing $1,000 to $1,300 a month. To help curb costs, try websites like GoodRX. com or SingleCare.com to fi nd the best retail prices in your area. Or, if your income is limited, try patient assistance programs through Eli Lilly (LillyCares.com) which makes Mounjaro and Zepbound, or Novo Nordisk (NovoCare.com) the maker of Ozempic and Wegovy. Medicare Advantage If you happen to be enrolled in a private Medicare Advantage plan, you may have coverage for gym memberships and some weight loss and healthy food delivery programs. These are considered expanded supplemental benefits and have gradually been added to some plans to provide coverage for nutrition, health and wellness. Contact your plan to see what it provides. 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. O nior ior OBITUARY Eleanor A. (Leo) Kelly f Everett. Passed away peacefully on February 2, at her home with her beloved family by her side at the age of 89. Beloved daughter of the late Sabatino F. Leo and Concetta (Dascoli) Leo. Wife of the late Warren “Buddy” Kelly. Loving mother of Kathleen Kelly of Everett and her partner Michael Dolliver, Lori Mascis of Revere and her husband Domenic Mascis. Devoted grandmother of Samantha Getchell of Saugus and her husband Jared Getchell. Adoring great grandmother of Patrick Getchell. Sister of the late Louis Leo, Jerry Leo, John Leo, Edward Leo, and Frank Leo. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, Everett on Wednesday, February 7th. Followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. In lieu of fl owers, the family asks for memorial contributions to be made in her name to American Heart Association. For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net

Page 20 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 BEACON | FROM PAGE 19 managerial positions at a financial institution. “Massachusetts has moved one step closer to ending employment credit check discrimination,” said former Rep. Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury), chair of the Committee on Workforce Development, who resigned from the House to become Gov. Maura Healey’s Undersecretary of Apprenticeship, Work-based Learning and Policy in the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. “I’m proud of the progress we’ve made towards eliminating needless barriers to employment for otherwise qualified employees and am confident my colleagues will see this bill through to the finish line.” “Credit reports should not be a part of the hiring process,” said Chi Chi Wu, senior attorney at the National Consumer Law Center. “They don’t predict job performance they are riddled with errors, and the scores blatantly reflect racial inequities and injustices,” ILLEGAL FIREWORKS (H 3634) – The Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee held a hearing on a bill that would amend current law which imposes a fine between $10 and $100 on anyone convicted of illegal possession or use of fireworks. The bill would increase the penalty, in areas with a population density of 1,000 or more persons per square mile, to a fine of between $200 and $500 and/or a prison sentence or up to six - LEGAL NOTICE - COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT Suffolk Probate and Family Court 24 New Chardon Street Boston, MA 02114 Docket No. SU24P0212GD In the matter of: Neil Levine Of: Everett, MA RESPONDENT Alleged Incapacitated Person CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR INCAPACITATED PERSON PURSUANT TO G.L. c. 190B, §5-304 To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Everett Rehabilitation And Nursing of Everett, MA in the above captioned matter alleging that Neil Levine is in need of a Guardian and requesting that (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian to serve Without Surety on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may contain a request for certain specific authority. You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 AM on the return date of 03/04/2024. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, Hon. Brian J. Dunn, First Justice of this Court. Date: January 31, 2024 STEPHANIE L. EVERETT REGISTER OF PROBATE February 09, 2024 months. “The misuse of fireworks poses a significant threat to public safety, property and the well-being of our communities,” said sponsor Rep. Rodney Elliott (D-Lowell). “The current fine is less than a parking ticket. By increasing fines for illegal fireworks usage, we not only deter irresponsible behavior but also send a clear message that the safety of our citizens is eminent.” Elliott continued, “Fireworks, when used improperly, can cause devastating fires, severe injuries and significant distress to individuals, pets etc. There have been 979 fires and explosions involving illegal fireworks in Massachusetts in the past ten years. By escalating penalties, we enforce accountability and discourage reckless behavior that endangers lives and property. Protecting our communities and upholding the values of safety and consideration for all is key to having sustainable neighborhoods.” REGULATE RIDES ON MOBILE AMUSEMENT CARNIVALS (H 3896) – Another measure heard by the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee would require that mobile carnival rides which use enclosed pods, cabins, compartments or other enclosed passenger areas as part of a ride have a safety restraint system that includes seat belts. Violators would be subject to up to a $1,000 fine and/or 1-year prison sentence. “The goal of this bill is to protect children and families who use these amusement park rides at fairs and carnivals,” said sponsor Rep. Jim Arciero (D-Westford). “Several years ago, a young girl in my district was severely injured on such a ride which resulted in temporary paralysis and months of physical therapy and recovery following her passing out on such a ride which did not have a restraint,” continued Arciero. “She was thrown about for several minutes as the ride continued in an unconscious state. While improvements have been made in regulations regarding amusement rides over the years, I believe a simple change in state law will ensure that this dangerous and unfortunate situation is never repeated again.” TOXIC CHEMICALS IN CHILDREN’S TOYS (S 2564) – The Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee has recommended passage of a bill that would direct the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in consultation with the ToxBEACON | SEE PAGE 21 ROTH IRA Accounts T he Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 created the ROTH IRA effective January 1, 1998. Although ROTH IRA’S are not tax deductible, if certain requirements are met, the earnings can be withdrawn tax free. Furthermore, the so-called “minimum distribution rules” that apply to Traditional IRA’S do not apply to ROTH IRA’S. Traditional IRA’S require withdrawals no later than April 1 following the Calendar Year in which the owner reaches age 73. Earnings in a ROTH IRA can accumulate tax-free during the owner’s lifetime. An individual can contribute the lesser of his or her earned income for the year or $6,500 to either a ROTH IRA or a Traditional IRA. The Taxpayer, however, must meet certain adjusted gross income (AGI) limitations. In addition, the owner may still participate in an employer-sponsored retirement plan. If you are age 50 or older, you can contribute an additional $1,000 to a Roth IRA or Traditional IRA. For single Taxpayers, eligibility phases out with AGI between $138,000 and $153,000 and for married, filing joint Taxpayers, eligibility phases out with AGI between $218,000 and $228,000. For a married, filing joint Taxpayer, if the couple’s AGI is less than $218,000, and the working spouse has at least $6,500 in earned income, then each spouse can contribute $6,500 to a ROTH IRA. This is so even if the non-working spouse has no earned income. The non-working spouse in effect “borrows” the earned income of the other spouse. If you are an active participant in a qualified retirement plan, and a single taxpayer, your contribution to a Roth IRA is phased out with AGI between $73,000 and $83,000. If you are married filing a joint tax return, the contribution is phased out with AGI between $116,000 and $136,000. For a spouse who is not an active participant in a qualified retirement plan, the Roth IRA contribution is phased out with AGI between $218,000 and $228,000. Why contribute to a ROTH IRA? The benefits of “tax-free” earnings are simply too good to ignore. You may, however, still decide to contribute to a Traditional IRA if you (i) expect to retire relatively soon; (ii) you expect that your tax bracket will significantly drop during retirement; (iii) you will need the funds soon; (iv) and you plan on investing the savings in tax dollars generated from the Traditional IRA contribution itself. If you were to be laid off, switch jobs or retire, tremendous flexibility is gained when viewing basic ROTH IRA planning. When you terminate your employment, your 401(k) balance, for example, can be rolled over first into a Traditional IRA “roll-over” account. This would constitute a tax-free “roll-over.” From there, you could convert the Traditional IRA to a ROTH IRA. This would constitute a taxable conversion. You have the flexibility of determining in which calendar years to perform the conversion, based upon whether or not you had been working in a particular calendar year, whether or not your other income is unusually low in a particular year, or whether or not you had sufficient mortgage interest or real estate tax deductions to help offset the “conversion” income. One problem with Traditional IRA’S is that the “deferred income” is ultimately taxed to the beneficiaries. Under the Secure Act, non-spousal beneficiaries have 10 years to withdraw the account balance as opposed to over his or her life expectancy. This is a game changer. With ROTH IRA’S, the income when received is received “tax free.” Furthermore, tax-free growth can continue after your death unlike with a Traditional IRA. Spousal beneficiaries can establish their own Spousal Roth IRA account and continue with tax deferral. There would be no required minimum distributions during the surviving spouse’s lifetime, unlike with a Traditional IRA account. Children old enough to earn income should be encouraged to earn at least $6,500 per year in order to contribute to a ROTH IRA. This will result in a tremendous benefit based upon many years of contributions. The investment accumulates income tax free. One often overlooked benefit of a ROTH IRA is found in the Medicaid Planning area. An individual who foresees the possibility of being admitted into a nursing home, expecting to apply for MassHealth benefits, could withdraw the account balance and place into an irrevocable trust in order to commence the five-year look back period. None of the withdrawal would be taxable so there is a much greater incentive to take action to protect the assets in the Roth IRA. This is not the case with a Traditional IRA account. The entire withdrawal would be taxable. Once the required five-year look back period is satisfied, that individual may be eligible for MassHealth benefits as a result of having transferred the countable ROTH IRA assets from his or her name.. ROTH IRA’S offer significant planning opportunities. If you are eligible to make a contribution, it is almost always a good idea to do so. A ROTH IRA contribution must been made by April 17, 2024 for Calendar Year 2023. 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.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 Page 21 BEACON | FROM PAGE 20 ics Use Reduction Institute, to create and publish a list of toxic chemicals in children’s products; a list of high priority chemicals in children’s toys and other products; and a list of safer alternative chemicals that can replace chemicals on the high priority chemical list. Manufacturers who make children’s consumer products that are for sale in the state would be required to report detailed information to DEP about the inclusion of toxic chemicals in their products. The information would then be made public on DEP’s website. DEP would be required every three years to report and make recommendations on additional ways to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals in children’s products. The bill would also ban PFAS in children’s products, subject to rules and regulations promulgated by the department. “We know that these forever chemicals are in our everyday products and the harm that they pose to our health--especially the health of our children,” said sponsor Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington) who said she hopes to see it move to the floor for a vote soon.” QUOTABLE QUOTES “For years, Publicis Health’s marketing schemes helped fuel the nationwide opioid crisis, which has shattered some of our most vulnerable communities, while creating significant financial strain on our state systems. I am proud of my team’s national leadership in securing this settlement, which will not only bolster accountability and transparency for this ongoing crisis but will also provide millions of dollars for much needed treatment and services to support individuals and families across Massachusetts.” ---Attorney General Andrea Campbell announcing a $350 million national settlement with Publicis Health that would resolve the state’s litigation against the marketing and communications firm for its role in the opioid crisis, including its work for opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma. Massachusetts will receive nearly $8 million from the settlement to help address the opioid crisis. “You are not on your own, kid, when declaring what is rightfully yours. Be fearless and write your name in the blank space on our website at any time.” ---State Treasurer Deb Goldberg urging everyone to check the list of unclaimed money held by the state at findmassmoney.gov or call 888-344MASS (6277). “We made universal free school meals permanent in Massachusetts, helping students and families access the food they need without a hassle or stigma. We’re grateful for the organizations that have stepped up already as sponsors, and we encourage more to join us as we work with the Biden-Harris Administration to advance access to meals and BEACON | SEE PAGE 23 1. What city in the early 1900’s had a “Black Wall Street”? 2. How many NFL stadiums have artificial grass: 10, 15 or 30? 3. On Feb. 10, 1976, what U.S. president said, “I urge my fellow citizens to join me in tribute to Black History Month and the message of courage and perseverance it brings to all of us”? 4. What two teams have won six Super Bowls? 5. Why was the ghost town of Reefer City near Mojave, Calif., called that? 6. From Feb. 11-17 is International Flirting Week; what Italian was a legendary flirt? 7. What Founding Father was once an indentured servant and is said to have sold chocolate at a printshop? 8. Which is the world’s oldest tree variety: bristlecone pine, giant sequoia or African baobab? 9. What tree’s name means “food of the gods”? 10. On Feb. 12, 1809, what U.S. president who issued the Emancipation Proclamation was born? 11. The nursery rhyme “Pease Porridge Hot” includes the title of what 1959 crime comedy film? 12. What U.S. state produces the most cheese: Idaho, Vermont or Wisconsin? 13. Who wrote the story “A Retried Reformation” with a main character named Jimmy Valentine? 14. What type of comedy has a name that comes from a wooden device used by clowns to make noise? 15. What team has been in 11 Super Bowls? 16. Esther Howland, who is known as the “Mother of the American Valentine” and “New England’s first career woman,” was born in what Massachusetts city? 17. In what sport would you find a peloton? 18. What company with a 5th Ave. flagship store makes trophies, including for the Super Bowl and figure skating and horse racing trophies? 19. In 1868, the first heart-shaped box of chocolates was created by who: Richard Cadbury, Milton Hershey or Louis IV? 20. What songwriting duo created the song “My Funny Valentine” in the 1937 musical “Babes in Arms”? ANSWERS CITY OF EVERETT - LEGAL NOTICE - CITY OF EVERETT BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSION 484 BROADWAY PUBLIC HEARING FOR PETITION FROM MASSACHUSETTS ELECTRIC COMPANY D/B/A NATIONAL GRID OF NORTH ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS To all parties interested in the public hearing. Be it hereby ordered: Massachusetts Electric Company d/b/a National Grid of North Andover, Massachusetts that it desires to construct a line of underground electric conduits, including the necessary sustaining and protecting fixtures, under and across the following public way or ways hereinafter named. The following are the streets and highways referred to: No. # 30851219 Baldwin Ave - National Grid to install beginning at a point approximately 150 feet east of the centerline of the intersection of Valley Street and continuing approximately 6 feet in a north direction. Customer to install approximately 5-7’ of 2-3” conduit across sidewalk to property (0/14 Baldwin Ave.). Wherefore it prays that after due notice and hearing as provided by law, it be granted permission to excavate the public highways and to run and maintain underground electric conduits, together with such sustaining and protecting fixtures as it may find necessary for the transmission of electricity, said underground conduits to be located substantially in accordance with the plan filed herewith marked: Baldwin Ave - Everett - Massachusetts. Hearing to be held with the Everett City Council, held on Monday at 7:00PM, on the 26th of February, 2024 at the Everett City Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, Everett City Hall. February 09, 2024 EVERETT, MASSACHUSETTS 02149 PHONE: 617-944-0211 philip.antonelli@ci.everett.ma.us annette.debilio@ci.everett.ma.us Public Hearing Tuesday, February 20, 2024 @ 6:30 PM This notice is to inform you that a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 @ 6:30 P.M. at Everett City Hall, 2nd Floor, in room 27. Opinions will be heard regarding the following application: An application has been presented to the License Commission from TGI Friday’s Inc d/b/a TGI Friday’s, 33 Mystic View Road, Everett, MA for the approval of a Transfer of License to Sugarloaf Hospitality, LLC d/b/a TGI Friday’s. A copy of the application is on file and available in the Office of Inspectional Services, room 26 located at City Hall, 484 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 and can be viewed by request during regular City Hall business hours by contacting ISD at 617-944-0211. All interested parties may attend. Phil Antonelli Chairman February 9, 2024 1. Tulsa, Okla. 2. 15 3. Gerald Ford 4. New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers 5. It was founded by a mining company that used refrigerator (or “reefer”) boxcars to house miners. 6. Giacomo Casanova 7. Benjamin Franklin 8. Methuselah, a Great Basin bristlecone pine in Nevada (4,854 years old) 9. Theobroma cacao (an evergreen that produces cocoa beans) 10. Abraham Lincoln 11. “Some Like it Hot” 12. Wisconsin 13. O. Henry 14. Slapstick 15. New England Patriots 16. Worcester 17. Bicycling (the main pack of riders in a race) 18. Tiffany & Co. 19. Richard Cadbury 20. Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, FEbRuARy 9, 2024 Page 23 BEACON | FROM PAGE 21 food security for students and families during the summer when school isn’t in session.” ---Gov. Maura Healey on the upcoming June launch of “Summer Eats” -- a U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded initiative that provides free, nutritious meals to children when school is not in session. “This legislation’s core purpose is to protect survivors of abuse. It is unconscionable to me that a survivor of spousal abuse, who had the courage to get away from an abusive partner, should have to be reminded of that abuse and continue to pay for it once the marriage is over.” ---Sen. Jake Oliveira (d-Ludlow) on his newly-fi led bill requiring courts to decline alimony payments by the victim to a spouse convicted of abuse. 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 29-February 2, the House met for a total of two hours and nine minutes and the Senate met for a total of 11 hours and 14 minutes Mon.Jan. 29 House 11:03 a.m. to 1:12 p.m. Senate 11:07 a.m. to 1:16 p.m. Tues. Jan. 30 No House session No Senate session Wed.Jan. 31 No House session No Senate session Thurs. Feb. 1 House 11:00 a.m. to 11:21 a.m. Senate 11:05 a.m. to8:10 p.m. Fri.Feb. 2 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. 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