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Page 2 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Subcommittee hears testimony from parents Special to The Advocate L ast week, Ward 5 School Committee Member Marcony Almeida-Barros called for a meeting of the Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Subcommittee to listen to parent feedback on the Everett Public Schools plan to return to the classroom in a hybrid model. The meeting came after extensive discussion between the school administration, School Committee and teachers’ union on the proposed plan. Almeida-Barros felt it was important to broaden parent voices at the table by directly hearing their concerns, especially the Special Education and English LearnA photo of parents testifying during the recent subcommittee Zoom meeting. PARENTS | SEE PAGE 3 EPD mourns passing of “The Duke” Retired Police Sgt. Jack Ellsworth passed away earlier this month at the age of 74. Known as “The Duke,” Ellsworth was a member of the Everett Police Department for more than 30 years. He also served in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1969 and was a prosecutor at the Malden District Court for several years. (Photo Courtesy of the Everett Police Department) For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Page 3 ~ OP-ED ~ Vaccines do not replace testing W By Mayor Carlo DeMaria hile the City of Everett has begun to vaccinate the community in accordance with guidelines detailed by the Commonwealth, I’d like to remind everyone that vaccinations are not a replacement for being tested. We have vaccinated our first responders and began to vaccinate our senior citizens. This is a sign of hope and I am proud to help protect our community from COVID-19. As we receive additional doses, we will continue to vaccinate our residents according to the Commonwealth’s guidelines. Unfortunately, due to availability of the vaccine, we are unable to vaccinate our entire community at once. This means that the virus is still present and we need to continue to take precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19! We encourage resPARENTS | FROM PAGE 2 ers programs, which form a sizable portion of students. Joining Almeida-Barros, who chairs and sponsored creating the subcommittee, were Ward 4 School Committee Member Dana Murray and At-Large Member Samantha Lambert, along with Superintendent Priya Tahiliani and her leadership team. The Subcommittee invited leaders of the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC), Fernanda Rocha and Flavia Souza, to share their and other parents’ thoughts and concerns about the current remote learning and upcoming hybrid plan. “Although the district has done a great job with remote learning, the experience for our kids with special education has been very difficult,” said Rocha. “Many children are falling behind with classes over Zoom. They don’t want to turn the camera on and engage in the class; parents that I spoke to have really seen a regression in their kids’ education,” she added. “I know we are in the midst of a pandemic, but there are other districts around us who are safely doing hybrid classes, and I’m hopeful we can do the same in Everett for the sake of our kids’ mental health,” said Souza, whose son attends the Webster School. Expressing similar sentiments were parents whose p.m. and 2 p.m.-7 p.m., in addition to Friday & Saturday from 12 p.m.-6 p.m. We have also partnered with Carlo DeMaria Mayor idents to get tested if you are displaying symptoms or if you have been exposed to someone who has the virus! Testing remains available and free for our residents. We have established an indoor testing site at the Samuel Gentile Recreation Center at 47 Elm St. Testing is conducted Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m.-1 kids are in the English Learners Program. EPS Lead Family Liaison Mirlande Felissaint and Family Liaison Esthela Borghesan read testimonies from parents who shared their struggles with remote learning. A parent originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo whose son attends the Parlin School shared that his son is losing English skills he was learning before the pandemic because he doesn’t understand what is taught though Zoom. “He is confused, lost interest in school, and now is Kraft Center for Community Health, Mass General Brigham, and the Massachusetts General Hospital Community Health Centers to have a testing site for only Everett residents. Testing at this site will be conducted on Thursdays between 8 a.m.-12 p.m. This site is a walkup mobile site located at the Norwood Street parking lot at 158 School St. Although our daily case numbers are trending lower than before, please remember to get tested. We still have active cases in the community that can spread, and getting tested can save lives. Until we have defeated COVID-19, I encourage you all to continue to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and practice social distancing. We will persevere and get through it together. back speaking French only,” read the testimony. “My son needs to go back to school.” Another parent whose kids attend the Parlin School and Everett High School indicated that her kids’ teachers said that they are not doing well in school and missing classes. “I don’t know what to do because they don’t want to connect online, and I don’t speak English well to be able to speak with the teacher and help my kids. I really hope PARENTS | SEE PAGE 17

Page 4 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Sgt. Collyer retiring from EPD after more than three decades of service By Christopher Roberson “I always found police work S gt. Regina Collyer completed her fi nal week with the Police Department, retiring on February 19 following 32 years as one of Everett’s fi nest. “It goes by in the blink of an eye,” she said. In addition to her father and grandfather being police officers, Collyer and her three brothers, including Chief Steven Mazzie, have kept the family tradition alive. As a result, the Mazzie family has been part of the Everett Police Department since 1926. to be interesting,” said Collyer, adding that she wanted something more than a typical desk job. “I always wanted to help people; I liked working with the public.” In September 2017, Collyer reached a major milestone in her career, becoming the only female in the department’s history to be promoted the rank of sergeant. “I was very happy about it,” she said, adding that her father was on hand for the promotion ceremony at City Hall. Collyer, 59, also described Lawrence A. Simeone Jr. Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 Lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE Regular Unleaded $2.419 Mid Unleaded $2.529 Super $2.659 Diesel Fuel $2.819 "42 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2020 KERO $4.65 DEF $3.49 9 Diesel $2.259 9 HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) DEF Available by Pump! Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS Encore Boston Harbor started the year off strong, reporting $33.3 million in revenue for the month of January. (Photo Courtesy of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission)                 how the department has changed over the years. “I came on with old-school male police offi cers,” she said. She said the department’s culture has morphed and there is now a greater feeling of acceptance among the younger generation. “Most of all, I think I’ll miss the comradery with my fellow offi - cers,” said Collyer. Looking ahead, Collyer said she is looking forward to traveling, citing South Carolina and the Rocky Mountains as potential destinations. Mazzie said he has mixed emotions about his sister’s retirement. “I’m thrilled for her, I’m proud of her,” he said. But on the other hand, I’m a little melancholy.” Mazzie also said he is now the only member of his family who is still active in the Police Department. “An era is kind of winding down,” he said. In addition to Collyer, other retirees this month include Officers Michelle Basteri and Thomas Parsons and Lt. Richard Gamby, all of whom joined the department with Collyer in 1989. Offi cer Andrew Goyetche will also be retiring after 34 years. Encore clawing its way back By Christopher Roberson Despite the signifi cant improvement, EnA lthough Encore Boston Harbor did not return to its 24-hour schedule until January 27, the casino still posted a revenue of $33.3 million for the fi rst month of the year. That fi gure represents an increase of $4.1 million over the fi gure from December 2020. In addition, $19.6 million came from slot machines while the remaining $13.6 million came from table games. Encore also paid $8.3 million in state taxes last month. By comparison, MGM Springfi eld reported $14.4 million in January, less than half of Encore’s total for the month, while Plainridge Park Casino brought in $9.7 million. core fi nished the month well behind its January 2020 fi gure of $48.5 million. Prior to resuming the 24-hour schedule, the casino had been operating from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. since November 6, 2020. As a result, revenue plummeted from $41.3 million in October to $27.3 million in November – the lowest monthly fi gure since Encore reopened last July. Although there was a slight rebound in the weeks that followed, Encore still reported a revenue of $29.2 million for the month of December. To date, Encore has amassed a total revenue of $678.9 million since opening in June 2019.                         Prices subject to change Happy New Year! FLEET

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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Page 7 La Comunidad Inc. recognized by City Council for exceptional community service A ntonio Amaya and the staff at La Comunidad, Inc. were honored by the City Council for all they do to help residents during this COVID-19 pandemic. The organization assists countless individuals and families with financial resources for the necessities of life, such as heat relief, rent and utility charges. In addition, they help coordinate food assistance and COVID travel. In addition, La Comunidad, Inc. partnered with the City of Everett during the 2020 U.S. Census, and constantly increases civic engagement by citizenship training, adult education and registering individuals to vote. Ward 1 Councillor Fred Capone and Ward 2 Councillor Stephanie Martins were on hand to present the City Council Citation to the dedicated group. Pictured from left to right: Katia Gutiérrez, Allie Rojas, Janet Combita, Pedro Zubieta, La Comunidad, Inc. Executive Director Antonio Amaya, Ward 1 Councillor Fred Capone, Ward 2 Councillor Stephanie Martins, Janette Pulgar and Vanesa Reyes. BearMoose Brewing Co. and Ryder in Revere partner to create “Ryde The Waves” beer On sale soon. On the menu at exclusive locations. On tap all the time for Ryder residents. R EVERE – Last Thursday, Redgate’s new Ryder project along historic Revere Beach and the BearMoose Brewing Company of Everett announced they have partnered to create the signature “Ryde The Waves” beer. A pale ale – “Ryde The Waves” was formulated with Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Strata hops by BearMoose owner and brewidents, and we also love partnering with small businesses in the communities we interact with,” said Redgate Principal Damian Szary. “This opportunity we had with BearMoose Brewing Company was the perfect partnership: supporting a terrific local business and creating a new amenity concept that we think our residents will love.” serve “Ryde The Waves” at both of those restaurants as well as at a new dining concept he has created exclusively for Ryder. BEARMOOSE | SEE PAGE 9 WE CAN HELP PAY YOUR HEATING BILLS! You may qualify for    Program and be eligible for as much as  towards your heating costs (oil, gas, or electric).     er Andrew Gilman. It will be available for sale at select retail locations starting in March and on the beer menu at Michael Aldi’s “Dryft” and “Fine Line Taproom,” as well as at his newest dining concept coming soon at Ryder. Additionally, Ryder residents over 21 will be able to enjoy their signature “Ryde The Waves” beer on tap in Ryder’s common amenity spaces – the latest Redgate innovation in creating the most dynamic urban living experiences in the apartment rental market. “We are always looking for ways to create a more exciting and unique lifestyle for our resBearMoose Brewing Company is located at 1934 Revere Beach Pkwy. in Everett. The signature “Ryde The Waves” beer will have its own custom label and be sold in four-packs at select retail locations. “It was a pretty interesting and fun idea to brew a signature beer that’s branded for the local Ryder community in Revere,” said Gilman, who established BearMoose Brewing Company in 2019. “I’m also excited about using the Strata hop as it is fairly new. It came out in 2018 and this is the first time I’ve used it.” Aldi, who created Dryft and Fine Line for the Redgate project at 500 Ocean Ave., will Household of 1 = $39,105 Household of 2 = $51,137 Household of 3 = $63,169 Household of 4 = $75,201 Cold days are coming. ABCD’s got you covered. APPLY TODAY! Last day to apply is April 30, 2021 Residents of     178 Tremont Street, Boston, MA — 617.357.6012 Residents of         18 Dartmouth Street, Malden, MA — 781.322.6284

Page 8 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Baker-Polito Administration Announces Vaccine Appointment Booking for Individuals Ages 65+, Individuals with 2+ Certain Medical Conditions to Begin on February 18th B OSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration announced individuals ages 65 and over and those with 2+ certain medical conditions, including Asthma, can visit www.mass.gov/covidvaccine to start booking an appointment for vaccine beginning tomorrow, February 18th. With this announcement, almost 1 million individuals are newly eligible for vaccine. Due to extremely high demand for appointments and limited vaccine supply, it could take more than a month for all eligible individuals to secure an available appointment, unless federal supply signifi cantly increases. Recently, Massachusetts has been receiving approximately 110,000 fi rst doses per week from the federal government. Residents are encouraged to keep checking the website as appointments are added on a rolling basis. Individuals 65 and over: Individuals 65 and over, including residents and staff of low income and aff ordable public and private senior housing are eligible to receive vaccine eff ective tomorrow, February 18th. Residents and staff of low income and affordable public and private senior housing can learn more about vaccination options https://www.mass.gov/ info-details/covid-19-vaccinations-for-senior-housing-settings Individuals with 2+ Certain Medical Conditions: Individuals 16 and older with two or more of certain medical conditions (defi ned below) are eligible for vaccine, eff ective tomorrow. In concert with CDC guidelines, the Commonwealth has adopted the list of conditions that cause individuals to be at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Massachusetts has also identifi ed moderate to severe asthma as an eligible medical condition. Phase 2 eligible conditions: • Asthma (moderate-to-severe) • Cancer • Chronic kidney disease • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) • Down Syndrome • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant • Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/ m2 or higher) • Pregnancy • Sickle cell disease • Smoking • Type 2 diabetes mellitus Learn more from CDC: COVID-19: People with Certain Medical Conditions Mass Vaccination Appointments: Tomorrow morning, over 70,000 appointments are scheduled to be posted at mass vaccination sites (Eastfi eld Mall in Springfi eld, Double Tree Hotel in Danvers, Fenway Park in Boston and Gillette Stadium in Foxboro). Details for booking can be found via the COVID-19 Vaccine Finder, which enables residents to search for a vaccination location and view appointment availability before scheduling. The tool can be accessed via the state’s vaccination website at www.mass.gov/COVIDvaccine or directly at https://vaxfi nder.mass.gov. Individuals that are unable to access appointments via the internet can call 211 and follow the prompts for vaccine appointments. There are currently over 170 vaccination locations across the Commonwealth. Currently, almost 95% of our population lives within a 45-minute drive of a mass vaccination site or within 30 minutes of a regional (high volume site)–not counting the pharmacies, provider and community health center vaccination sites. Local Boards of Health: Today, Local Boards of Health were informed of the Commonwealth’s streamlined vaccination distribution plan that prioritizes equity and high-capacity throughput vaccination, particularly as vaccine supply from the federal government remains extremely constrained. This streamlined distribution plan will increase vaccine access at high throughput vaccination locations such as mass vaccination sites or regional sites and at pharmacy sites. In addition to increasing effi ciency in administering the vaccine, the Commonwealth will ensure that the program is equitable and meets the needs of communities that have been the most disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Utilizing the social vulnerability index as a starting point, the BAKER-POLITO | SEE PAGE 16

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Page 9 Coronavirus survivors share experiences, encourage health safety basics of mask-wearing and hand washing By Tara Vocino I n celebration of Black History Month this February, community members had a virtual panel discussion on how to Stop The Spread of the Coronavirus last Thursday night. Panelists, many of whom said they likely contracted the virus working in a healthcare or office setting, shared their experience with the virus firsthand, encouraging people to remain vigilant. They premiered a video reminding people how to put on masks and to wash their hands often. On Monday night, Everett Haitian Community Center Director Rev. Myrlande DesRosiers said in a separate interCampaign Advisor Betty Lemite said that when people could relate to COVID-19 survivor stories shared in the two-hour panel discussion, it became more personal. Community Portuguese Speaking Ambassador Liliane Paiva, who said she acquired COVID-19 in an office setting, said community members are becoming more aware of how to protect themselves, but that they still have a long way to go. Case Manager Nurse Minerva Morisseau said she was infected with COVID-19 for approximately three weeks. Co-Host Dr. Evelyne Luma translated in Haitian Creole. In a pie chart survey, approximately 38 percent of African Americans reported contracting COVID-19. Imaging Technician Berline Joseph said she contracted COVID-19 even while wearing full Personal Protective Equipment. Panelists created a video that reminds people to properly wash your hands before putting on their masks. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) BEARMOOSE | FROM PAGE 7 “The dining concepts we have been creating in partnership with Redgate are part of something really special – an entire beachfront lifestyle experience for residents and others in the community,” Aldi said. “Now this whole idea has its own signature beer – ‘Ryde The Waves.’ What a perfect way to expand on what we have been building with Redgate and the City of Revere.” Ryder actually turned to its large social media following for assistance in coming up with the ideal name for the signature beer. More than two dozen potential names were submitted from a group of Ryder followers before “Ryde The Waves” was chosen in early February. Ryder, which is located at 21 Revere Beach Blvd., features dramatic outdoor murals by the talented Boston-based artists Silvia Lopez Chavez and Sneha Shrestha. The 200unit project takes advantage of its beachfront views with a variety of amenities – includview that it was good that the event gave an opportunity to hear directly about fear/anxiety felt from speakers who had COVID-19 or lost family from COVID. “The most powerful moment was the pledge each [panelist] took to renew their commitment for social justice, may it be in the areas of health, ing an outdoor lap pool on a wraparound deck, an elevated courtyard, indoor and outdoor games and grilling stations. The community also features unobstructed ocean views and balconies as well as a street Cabana and Boardwalk that will include seasonal pop-up retail. Other amenities include a fitness center and studio, a game room, communal workspace with private offices, residential parking, a dog run and dog wash, a 24/7 package room and bike storage. Rev. Myrlande DesRosiers said the project includes Everett, Revere and Malden, addressing systemic inequalities. our children’s education, housing, etc., in their own sphere of influence, [to] be united to help stop the spread of COVID and the roots of inequities that contribute to make it disproportionately affect our communities,” DesRosiers said. “We must take our health into our own hands – our health matters.” For information, visit: https:// www.facebook.com/TheEverettCommunityCenter/videos/1667743666768709/. The development of Ryder adds to the growing momentum currently underway in revitalizing Revere along the Blue Line corridor, which includes Redgate’s 500 Ocean Ave. community. Redgate is also the creator of the One Beachmont community located in Revere by the MBTA Blue Line Beachmont stop. As a leading Boston-based developer, Redgate creates vibrant apartment communities in targeted urban areas near highly desirable employment and university markets that are easCambridge Health Alliance Health Education and Access Programs Director Jamila Xible said many immigrants are afraid to go to the hospital and wait until it’s too late. Video instructions were given in Spanish, Haitian Creole and Portuguese with English subtitles – asking people to put on masks correctly in order to have the best results. ily accessible by public transportation. About Ryder Ryder, an oceanfront property, is a residential community that features 200 units, including studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, on two parcels with a new beachfront restaurant and residential parking spaces. Ryder allows residents to experience oceanfront living just minutes away from downtown Boston. For more information, visit www. liveryder.com.

Page 10 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Bread of Life to begin construction on a new facility B read of Life's Under One Roof Capital Campaign is Moving Forward to a Brighter Future and is the final planning stages of its campaign to begin construction on a new facility. This new facility will bring all programs “under one roof” and allow Bread of Life to serve more people more efficiently. “I'm very excited to announce that we were just awarded a grant by the MA Food Security Infrastructure program which brings our fundraising total to $3.3 million,” stated Gabriella Snyder Stelmack, Bread of Life’s Executive Director. “This completes the first phase of our campaign, allowing Bread of Life to start construction this by this summer.” By the end of 2020, Bread of Life was providing food for double the number of households and triple the number of individuals compared to the start of the year. Bread of Life responded to many other needs as well, providing masks, sanitizing products, diapers, toiletries, supermarket gift cards, new and used clothing, winter gloves, hats and scarves. During the COVID-19 pandemic Bread of Life expanded its programs, launching a grocery delivery service to hundreds of seniors and isolated families, increasing food pantry and motel outreach services, and expanding its backpack nutrition program to provide food to Everett middle and high school students. “There is still much to do as we enter the next phase of our campaign,” stated Snyder Stelmack. “We look forward to meeting the challenges of decreasing our $1 million loan and securing all the equipment for our state-of-the-art kitchen and superette-style food pantry. We are thankful for our dedicated supporters who, like us, believe in our motto: Food for the Body...Nurture for the Soul.” About Bread of Life: Founded in 1980, Bread of Life is a one of the largest providers and distributors of food to at risk families in the communities north of Boston. Programs provided by Bread of Life include serving free evening meals four nights per week, and offering food relief services to families residing in 13 communities: Malden, Medford, Everett, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield, Melrose, Reading, North Reading, Chelsea, Winthrop, Revere and Winchester. Bread of Life delivers food to senior citizens and homeless families and individuals sheltered in local motels. Bread of Life recently launched a Backpack Nutrition Program to provide backpacks of nutritious food to students in Everett. To learn more about Bread of Life and to donate to the Under One Roof Campaign, visit www.breadoflifemalden.org MVRCS student named National Merit Finalist M ALDEN – Isabelle Aengenheyster, a senior at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School (MVRCS), recently became the second MVRCS student in as many years to earn prestigious National Merit Finalist commendation. In doing so, she is the seventh student in school history to earn finalist status and seeks to join Sophie Carroll (’13) and Justin Nguyen (’14) as National Merit Scholars. The selection of some 7,500 National Merit Scholarship winners from the group of 15,000-plus finalists is now in progress with Isabelle and students coast to coast awaiting the outcome, which will be announced in March. “I join the entire school community in publicly congratulating Isabelle for this impressive achievement and accomplishment,” said MVRCS High Isabelle Aengenheyster School Assistant Director Matthew Stone. “This is a testament to her academic prowess and culmination of 13 years of efforts and work to reach this point. This distinction is a true milestone but by no means is a highlight; there are plenty of those to come for Isabelle.” LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER FACEBOOK.COM/ADVOCATE.NEWS.MA

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Page 11 THE HOUSE AND SENATE: BeaBeacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen A note from Bob Katzen, Publisher of Beacon Hill Roll Call: Join me this Sunday night and every Sunday night between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. for my talk show “The Bob Katzen Baby Boomer and Gen X Show.” Jump in my time capsule and come back to the simpler days of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. My guest on Sunday, February 21st on my WMEX 1510 AM Radio and online show will be two icons of Boston television—Bob Lobel and Susan Wornick. Bob is synonymous with Boston sports and Susan is synonymous with Boston news and consumer reporting. Don’t miss it! There are many ways you can listen to the show from anywhere in the world: If you have a smart speaker, simply say, “Play WMEX on RADIO. COM” Download the free RADIO.COM app on your phone or tablet Listen online at: www.radio. com/1510wmex/listen Tune into 1510 AM if you still have an AM radio Visit us at www.bobkatzenshow. com con Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of February 8-12. There were no roll calls in the House last week. All roll calls are on proposed amendments to the rules by which the Senate operates. Senators proposed a total of 50 amendments to the rules but only seven were approved while 43 were rejected. Sponsors and proponents of the defeated amendments said that the amendments were needed in order to ensure more transparency and to make the rules fairer to both parties. “The Senate did important work by passing a rules package with changes that will promote the vital values of diversity, transparency, safety and training,” said Sen. Joan Lovely (D-Salem) who headed the task of drafting new rules for the 2021-2022 session. “A majority of senators rejected inserting a third check-in to continue doing business at 10 p.m. in addition to the ones at 8 p.m. and midnight; mandating immediate anti-harassment and bystander intervention training because development of online trainings, given COVID-19 are still underway; setting standards for hearings in the Senate and joint rules because they are more appropriately included in the emergency rules; and tripling the representation of the minority party on the Redistricting Committee because we [already] passed [an] amendment doubling this representation. I am proud of the amendments that did pass that made an already strong package of rules even stronger.” REQUIRE UNANIMOUS VOTE TO GO BEYOND MIDNIGHT (S 10) Senate 6-34, rejected an amendment that would require a unanimous vote for the Senate to continue any session beyond midnight. Current Senate rules require a twothirds vote to go beyond midnight. Amendment supporters said sessions after midnight when taxpayers are sleeping, and some members are barely awake, are irresponsible and should only be held if 100 percent of the senators agree there is a major emergency. Amendment opponents said going beyond midnight currently is only done when there is a dire emergency. They said it is often impossible to get a unanimous vote on anything and argued it is not wise to give a single member the power to adjourn the Senate. (A “Yes” vote is for requiring a unanimous vote to go beyond midnight. A “No” vote is against requiring it.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico No REQUIRE TWO-THIRDS VOTE TO GO BEYOND 10 P.M. (S 10) Senate 6-34, rejected an amendment that would require a twothirds vote for the Senate to continue any session beyond 10 p.m. Current rules require a two-thirds vote to continue beyond 8 p.m. and 2021-2022 Senate Committee Assignments Majority Leadership President Majority Leader President Pro Tempore President Emerita Assistant Majority Leader Assistant Majority Leader Assistant Majority Leader Majority Whip Assistant Majority Whip Ways and Means Rodrigues - CHAIR Friedman - VICE Lewis - ASST VICE Barrett Boncore Brady Feeney Finegold Gobi Hinds Jehlen Lesser Keenan Moore Rush Spilka Creem Brownsberger Chandler Lovely Barrett DiDomenico Rush Cyr Senate Standing Committees Bills in Third Reading DiDomenico - CHAIR Lovely - VICE Brownsberger Rodrigues Lesser - CHAIR Creem - VICE Boncore Friedman Lewis Intergovernmental Affairs Rush - CHAIR Hinds - VICE Montigny Crighton Moore Personnel and Administration Boncore - CHAIR Crighton - VICE DiDomenico Feeney Friedman Ethics Global Warming and Climate Change Creem - CHAIR Barrett - VICE Brady Lovely Pacheco Post Audit and Oversight Moore - CHAIR Eldridge - VICE Chandler Finegold Jehlen Keenan Redistricting Brownsberger - CHAIR Gobi - VICE Chang-Díaz Cyr Gomez Hinds Steering and Policy Montigny - CHAIR Rodrigues - VICE DiDomenico Lovely Reimagining Massachusetts: PostPandemic Resliency Hinds - CHAIR Lewis - VICE Chang-Díaz Jehlen Keenan Lovely Lovely- CHAIR Boncore - VICE Hinds Brownsberger Friedman a separate two-thirds vote to continue beyond midnight but do not require any vote at all to continue from 10 p.m. to midnight. Amendment supporters said this is another useful opportunity for members to control late night sessions and make them as rare as possible. Amendment opponents said the amendment goes too far and is unnecessary. (A “Yes” vote is for requiring a two-thirds vote to go beyond 10 p.m. A “No” vote is against requiring it.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico No ANTI-HARASSMENT TRAINING (S 10) Senate 10-29, rejected an amendment that would require all State House members, officers and staff, regardless of when they are hired, to receive anti-harassment and bystander intervention training within 90 days of beginning employment. The current rules require members, officers and staff who are employed at the beginning of the biennial session to receive the training within 90 days of the opening of the session while employees hired after the first training must complete their training at the “next available training opportunity.” Amendment supporters said “next available training opportunity” is vague and could mean the training would not take place for many months or even a year. They said the amendment guarantees everyone gets the training during their first 90 days of employment. Amendment opponents said that the training was held in person pre-pandemic but will soon be online. They said it is unclear when that will occur and argued it is too early to adjust this rule when it is not yet known whether the online sessions will be live or on video. (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico No WATCH REMOTE HEARINGS (S 10) Senate 6-33, rejected an amendment that would require any public hearing conducted remotely to utilize technology that allows people to view or hear the hearing live on one or more publicly accessible platforms which allow people to tune into the hearing via computer and telephone. Amendment supporters said Rules that it is important to have a standardized system and requirements in the regular, non-emergency Senate rules, that ensure the public can access these hearings. Amendment opponents said that this amendment is already included in the emergency rules the Senate has adopted for use during the pandemic. They argued it is not necessary to put the requirement in the regular rules at the present time. (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico No REDISTRICTING (S 10) Senate 4-35, rejected an amendment requiring that the Redistricting Committee consist of six members—three from the majority party (currently the Democrats) and three from the minority party (currently the Republicans). Current rules provide for a seven-member commission with five Democrats and two Republicans. Redistricting, performed every 10 years based on the federal census, is the process of drawing new congressional and state legislative district boundaries. It will be done this year based on the 2020 census. “I filed [this] amendment to ensure that there is equal representation on the redistricting,” said amendment sponsor Sen. Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton). “This will guarantee that the redistricting process is a fair, bipartisan effort.” Amendment opponents noted that the new rules already double the current number of minority party members on the committee from one to two. They said going further than that is not necessary and noted that all Senate committees have more majority members than minority members. (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico No 72 HOURS NOTICE (S 10) Senate 5-34, rejected an amendment that would require senators to receive 72 hours notice before a bill is considered unless the threeday notice requirement is suspended by a unanimous vote, or a two-thirds vote in the event of an emergency. Current law only requires 24 hours notice and can be suspended for both an emergency and non-emergency by a twothirds vote. “We must be given sufficient time to review matters presented for consideration, to reach out and feel the pulse of our communities, to ascertain how proposed legislation may affect those we represent, to hear the concerns and reconcile them with the support,” said amendment sponsor Sen. Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen). “This amendment would increase transparency of the actions of the Senate and further better the performance of our jobs.” Amendment opponents said the one-day notice has worked well and the Senate leadership often gives members more than 24 hours to read the bills. (A “Yes” vote is for requiring the 72-hour notice. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico No GIVE TWO MORE DAYS TO READ BUDGET (S 10) Senate 4-35, rejected an amendment that would increase from five to seven the number of days senators and the public would be given to read the state budget before BEACON | SEE PAGE 13


THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Page 13 BEACON | FROM PAGE 11 the Senate votes on it. The Senate version of the state’s fi scal 2021 state budget was 331 pages long and had a price tag of $46 billion. Amendment supporters said this would simply give members and the public an additional two days to read, digest, understand and draft amendments to the most important bill the Legislature considers annually. Amendment opponents said the five-day period is sufficient and has worked well. They noted that the additional two days would tie the hands of the Ways and Means Committee and prevent quick action when it is needed as it was with the most recent budget that was delayed for months because of the COVID pandemic. (A “Yes” vote is for the seven days. A “No” vote is against the sevAdvanced Information Technology, the Internet and Cybersecurity Finegold - CHAIR Moran - VICE Lewis Lesser Montigny Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Gomez - CHAIR Velis - VICE Crighton Eldridge Rausch Education Lewis - CHAIR DiDomenico - VICE Cronin Gomez Jehlen Export Development DiZoglio - CHAIR Montigny - VICE Collins DiDomenico Pacheco Housing Keenan - CHAIR Jehlen - VICE Barrett Chandler Lovely Municipalities and Regional Government Cronin - CHAIR Dizoglio - VICE Kennedy Moran Velis Racial Equity, Civil Rights, and Inclusion Chang-Díaz - CHAIR Cyr - VICE Comerford Gomez Hinds Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development Kennedy - CHAIR Cronin - VICE Moran Timilty Velis Collins Rausch Timilty Chang-Díaz Creem Velis Public Health Comerford - CHAIR Moran - VICE Chandler Rausch Cyr Revenue Hinds - CHAIR Crighton - VICE Boncore Kennedy Moran Judiciary Eldridge - CHAIR Lesser - VICE DiZoglio Gobi Gomez Financial Services Crighton - CHAIR Moore - VICE Cyr Feeney Keenan Lesser Labor and Workforce Development Jehlen - CHAIR Timilty - VICE DiDomenico Feeney Lewis Public Safety and Homeland Security Timilty - CHAIR Chang-Díaz - VICE Eldridge Moore Rausch Velis State Administration and Regulatory Oversight Pacheco - CHAIR Rausch - VICE Cronin Timilty Velis Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery Cyr - CHAIR Velis - VICE Collins Comerford Crighton Keenan Public Service Brady - CHAIR Finegold - VICE Collins DiZoglio Eldridge Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Barrett - CHAIR Pacheco - VICE Hinds Cyr Finegold Transportation Boncore - CHAIR Keenan - VICE Chandler Lesser Moran Rush Veterans and Federal Affairs Velis - CHAIR Rush - VICE Brady Collins Gobi Boncore DiZoglio Pacheco Timilty Community Development and Small Business Collins - CHAIR Kennedy - VICE Cronin Gobi Rausch Elder Affairs Jehlen - CHAIR Cyr - VICE Brady Creem Eldridge Health Care Financing Friedman - CHAIR Chandler - VICE en days.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico No 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 February 8-12, the House met for a total of 41 minutes while the Senate met for a total of six hours and 28 minutes. Mon. February 8 House 11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Senate 11:13 a.m. to 11:16 a.m. Tues. February 9 No House session Wed. February 10 No House session No Senate session No Senate session Thurs. February 11 House 11:03 a.m. to 11:21 a.m. Senate 12:16 p.m. to 6:41 p.m. Fri. February 12 House 11:01 a.m. to 11:04 a.m. No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com Joint Standing Committees Bonding Feeney - CHAIR Collins - VICE DiZoglio Gomez Moran Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Moran - CHAIR Feeney - VICE Brady Crighton Kennedy Election Laws Finegold - CHAIR Gomez - VICE Cannabis Policy Chang-Díaz - CHAIR Collins - VICE Covid-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management Comerford - CHAIR Friedman - VICE Cronin Cyr Lesser Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Lesser - CHAIR Brady - VICE Chang-Díaz Cronin Feeney Kennedy Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Rausch - CHAIR Eldridge - VICE Comerford Moore Rush Higher Education Gobi - CHAIR Comerford - VICE Kennedy Pacheco Rush Sa en i r Sa a y Senior Seni BY JIM MILLER Do I Need to Sign-Up for D I N d t SiU f Medicare If I’m Still Working? Dear Savvy Senior, I will turn 65 in a few months and plan to keep working for several more years. I have good health insurance from my employer now. Do I have to sign up for Medicare when I reach 65? Looking Ahead Dear Looking, Whether you need to enroll in Medicare at 65 if you continue to work and have health insurance through your job depends on how large your employer is. The same rules apply if your health insurance comes from your spouse’s job. But fi rst, let’s review the basics. Remember that original Medicare has two parts: Part A, which provides hospital coverage and is free for most people. And Part B, which covers doctor’s bills, lab tests and outpatient care. Part B also has a monthly premium, which is $148.50 for most benefi ciaries in 2021, but is higher for individuals earning above $88,000. If you’re already receiving Social Security, you’ll automatically be enrolled in parts A and B when you turn 65, and you’ll receive your Medicare card in the mail. It will include instructions to return it if you have work coverage that qualifi es you for late enrollment. If you aren’t yet receiving Social Security, you will have to apply, which you can do online at SSA.gov/medicare. If you plan to continue working past the age of 65 and have health insurance from your job, your fi rst step is to ask your benefits manager or human resources department how your employer insurance works with Medicare. In most cases, you should at least take Medicare Part A because it’s free. (Note: If you’re funding a health savings account you may not want to take Part A because you can’t make contributions after you enroll). But to decide whether to take Part B or not will depend on the size of your employer. Small Employer If your current employer has fewer than 20 employees, Medicare will be your primary insurer and you should enroll in Medicare Part B during your initial enrollment period. This is a seven-month period that includes the three months before, the month of, and the three months after your 65th birthday. If you miss the seven-month sign-up window, you’ll have to wait until the next general enrollment period, which runs from Jan. 1 to March 31 with benefi ts beginning the following July 1. You’ll also incur a 10 percent penalty for each year you wait beyond your initial enrollment period, which will be tacked on to your monthly Part B premium. Large Employer If your employer has 20 or more employees, your employer’s group health plan will be your primary insurer as long as you remain an active employee. If this is the case, you don’t need to enroll in Part B when you turn 65 if you’re satisfi ed with the coverage you are getting through your job. But if you do decide to enroll in Medicare, it will supplement your employer insurance by paying secondary on all of your claims. Once your employment or group health coverage ends, you will then have eight months to sign up for Part B without a penalty. This is known as the Special Enrollment Period. Check Drug Coverage You also need to verify your prescription drug coverage. Call your benefi ts manager or insurance company to fi nd out if your employer’s prescription drug coverage is considered “creditable.” If it is, you don’t need to enroll in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. If it isn’t, you should purchase a plan (see Medicare.gov/ plan-compare) during your initial enrollment period or you’ll incur a premium penalty (1 percent of the average national premium for every month you don’t have coverage) if you enroll later. If you have more questions or need help, contact your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (see ShiptaCenter. org), which off ers free Medicare counseling. Or call the Medicare Rights Center helpline at 800333-4114. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book. nior ior io

Page 14 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 OBITUARIES James V. Conti Of Everett entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 1, 2021 in the Cambridge Health Alliance-Everett Hospital after a brief illness. He was 95 years old. Born in East Boston, Jim was a lifelong resident of Everett. He was a police officer for the City of Everett retiring after many years of faithful service of protecting and serving the Everett community. He also was a very skilled carpenter working in many homes and businesses in and around the Everett area. Jim was a life member of the Saugus-Everett Lodge of Elks, #642, the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion. Beloved husband of the late Maureen C (Crafts). Dear and devoted father of James R. Conti and Carol Ann Stevenson of Everett and Michael Conti and his wife, Kathryn of Andover. Brother of the late Joseph Conti, Marguerite Lepore and Robert Conti and his surviving wife, Lillian of Revere. Loving grandfather of Katie and Nicholas Conti of Andover and Marnie Stevenson of Lowell. In lieu of flowers, contributions in James’ memory to any veterans’ charitable organization would be sincerely appreciated. Late Army Veteran of WWII. Maria (Franco) Giunta Age 97, passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 11. Born in East Boston and a lifelong resident of Everett. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Angelo and her lovely daughter, Diana and her longtime companion, Frank Taliaferro. Loving mother of Carol Carbone and her husband Robert and Philip Giunta and his wife Valerie. Especially proud of her four grandchildren, Robert Carbone and wife Karen, Diana Barrucci and husband Jim, Philip Giunta and wife Rachel and Jeff Giunta and wife Elizabeth. She also leaves her great grandchildren Billy and Meghan Bird, Lauren, Jason and Matthew Barrucci, Diana Marie and Patrick Carbone, Avery, Charlotte, Abigail, Benjamin and Daniel Giunta. Also great-great grandchildren, Breelyn and Mason Bird. Maria was predeceased by her parents John and Fernandina (Nasiemienta) and her siblings Alda Palermo, John Franco, Fred Franco, Richard Franco and Ralph Franco. She worked for 30 years at Charleston Chew in Everett. Funeral from Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett on Tuesday, February 16. Visitation period will be from 9:30 to 10:30 am. A Funeral Mass will be held in Immaculate Conception Church at 11:00 am, followed by a committal service in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Giunta to Jimmy Fund. Angelo A. Napolitano beth, he is the proud “Papa” of their children, Luke and Ava with whom he was blessed to enjoy many years of laughter and accomplishments, and who loved and miss him greatly. Angelo is the loving brother of Connie White who predeceases him, and her husband OBITUARIES | SEE PAGE 17 Of Reading, formerly of Everett, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a prolonged fight with Alzheimer’s disease on February 9, 2021. He is the son of the late Dora and Anthony Napolitano of Everett. Angelo is the beloved husband for 54 years of Patricia A. Napolitano who predeceases him. The loving father of Andrew Napolitano and Steven Napolitano and his wife Eliza

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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Page 17 OBITUARIES | FROM PAGE 14 Ken. He is the beloved uncle of his nieces, Elaine Pannetton and her husband Michael and Denise Schille and her husband Andrew. The loving brother-in-law of Sandra Ozahowski, Angelo is treasured counsel to many beloved cousPARENTS | FROM PAGE 3 ~ HELP WANTED ~ Construction Help Wanted Seeking Full-Time Laborers Basic construction knowledge, MA Drivers License with clean driving record a must. EVERETT ALUMINUM Call Steve at: (617) 389-3839 there’s a way that they can go back to school safely,” read the testimony. School Committee Member Almeida-Barros remained opins and extended family members. He will be missed dearly by his family and his many friends. Angelo graduated from Everett High School, Boston College and Salem State University. A lover of sports and travel, particularly of Aruba where he enjoyed vacationing with timistic. “We know that there are lots of diff erent opinions and emotions through these conversations, but hearing the voices of those who usually do not have a seat at the table is the goal of this subcomFRANK’S Housepainting (781) 289-0698 • Exterior • Ceiling Dr. • Power Wash • Paper Removal • Carpentry FREE ESTIMATES — Fully Insured his wife for nearly 30 years. He spent his career at the Malden Redevelopment Authority where he worked for nearly 40 years to make that community a better place for its residents. Flowers or a donation in Angelo’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz. org would be welcome. mittee,” said Almeida-Barros. “I hope we can continue to work together on a safe path forward, including vaccinations for our educators and other safety measures, so we can slowly go back to in-person classes and help those kids in need. Our staff and students’ safety should always be in the forefront.” “Proper prep makes all the difference” – F. Ferrera • Interior LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER FACEBOOK.COM/ ADVOCATE.NEWS.MA MassPort Noise Complaint Line: 617-561-3333 Clean-Outs! We take and dispose from cellars, attics, garages, yards, etc. We also do demolition. Best Prices Call: 781-593-5308 781-321-2499

Page 18 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 SCHOOL | FROM PAGE 1 The move to hybrid learning was initially slated for November 2020. However, at the time the rising number of COVID-19 cases kept the district in the remote learning model. Tahiliani said that at this point, the transition to hybrid learning cannot come soon enough. “We are seeing the first signs of the limits of remote learning as it relates to student achievement,” she said. This was made evident in the recent results from the iReady math and reading assessments. Tahiliani said 30 percent of students in grades K-8 are at least two grade levels below where they should be in math compared to 22 percent last year. In reading, 36 percent of those students are behind by at least two grade levels compared to 32 percent last year. The test results for Everett High School are still being evaluated. Remote learning has also continued to take its toll on students’ social and emotional well-being. Tahiliani said the CDC recently reported that the number of emergency room visits for mental health issues in children ages five to 11 went up by 24 percent during the past year. That number has climbed by 31 percent for children ages 12-17. However, Tahiliani also had some good news to share, saying the city’s COVID-19 positivity rate had dropped to 6.1 percent as of February 11. She said that of the 111 communities in the red category, Everett has the 39th highest daily incidence rate. In prior weeks, the city always had one of the top 15 incidence rates in the state. “The curve is showing signs of flattening; the drop-off is very noticeable and dramatic,” said Tahiliani. “This is a huge improvement – we are very encouraged.” REAL ESTATE TRANSAC TIONS Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. BUYER1 BUYER2 SELLER1 Machado, Paulo M Machado, Eliane M Walsh Michael C Est Hall, Rose Paone, George G SELLER2 Ferreira, Elizabeth Paone, Denise M ADDRESS 14 Wall St 29-31 Auburn St CITY DATE Everett Everett PRICE 29.01.2021 25.01.2021 $550 000,00 $950 000,00

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Page 20 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021 Follow Us On: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SALES & RENTALS Sandy Juliano Broker/President A chill is in the air but Everett house prices are still Hot. Call today to learn the value of your home! WE KNOW EVERETT!! Call TODAY to sell or buy with the best! NEW LISTING BY SANDY UNDER AGREEMENT! SINGLE FAMILY UNDER AGREEMENT! 40 EASTERN AVE., REVERE $464,888 LISTED BY SANDY 3 BEDROOM SINGLE 158 GROVER ST., EVERETT $589,900 NEW LISTING BY NORMA SOLD! TWO FAMILY 45-47 SYCAMORE ST., EVERETT $724,900 NEW LISTING BY MARIA UNDER AGREEMENT! TWO FAMILY 141 GARLAND ST., EVERETT $925,000 CALL SANDY FOR DETAILS: 617-448-0854 LISTED BY ROSEMARIE NEW COMMERCIAL LISTING SQUIRE RD., REVERE $1,300,000 CHELSEA RENTAL 3 BEDROOMS, 2ND FLOOR AVAILABLE NOW PLEASE CALL MARIA FOR DETAILS 781-808-6877 EVERETT RENTAL 2 BEDROOMS MOVE IN CONDITION COMMERCIAL BUILDING 14,000 SQ FT LOT SQUIRE RD., REVERE $1,700,000 PLEASE CALL NORMA FOR DETAILS 617-590-9143 SOLD! 17 EVELYN RD., EVERETT $519,900 SOLD! 25 HAWKES ST., SAUGUS NEW PRICE! $434,900 LISTED BY NORMA Open Daily From 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 433 Broadway, Suite B, Everett, MA 02149 www.jrs-properties.com Open Daily From 10:0 Joe DiNuzzo - Broker Associate :0 00 AM 5:00 PM Follow Us On: 617.544.6274 Norma Capuano Parziale - Agent Denise Matarazz - Agent Maria Scrima - Agent Rosemarie Ciampi - Agent Michael Matarazzo -Agent Mark Sachetta - Agent

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