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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 Page 3 No Kid Hungry names Sen. DiDomenico national 2020 Breakfast Hero Champion B OSTON – Last week the national anti-hunger campaign No Kid Hungry announced Senator Sal DiDomenico as a recipient of its 2020 Breakfast Hero contest. DiDomenico was one of only six recipients throughout the United States. DiDomenico was awarded alongside his House colleagues and Representatives Aaron Vega and Andy Vargas for their sponsorship of Breakfast After the Bell legislation that recently passed unanimously in both chambers of the Massachusetts Legislature. Once enacted, this legislation will increase access to school breakfast to over 150,000 low-income students across the Commonwealth by making it a part of the school day. Accessing traditional cafeteria breakfast service can be challenging for many kids. Breakfast after the bell provides breakfast in a way that is more convenient and accessible to students, resulting in more kids starting the day ready to learn. “Thank you to No Kid Hungry for honoring me as a recipient of their 2020 Breakfast Hero contest,” said Senator DiDomenico. “We can have the best teachers, facilities and technology in our classrooms, but if our kids are showing up for school hungry, they simply are not ready to learn. BreakPolice Chief Mazzie honored as public servant of the year By Christopher Roberson H aving served 28 years with the Everett Police Department and 17 years as chief, Steven Mazzie was recently chosen by the Saugus-Everett Elks as its new public servant of the year. Mazzie was formally honored during the organization’s annual Irish Night Celebration on March 12. “It’s been an honor and a privilege,” Mazzie said of his service with the police department. “I love the profession. I love the people here.” He said the award is also a Senator DiDomenico fast After the Bell is smart policy that will help thousands of children across our Commonwealth access the nutrition they need to start their days. I am very grateful to the No Kid Hungry campaign and Rise and Shine Coalition for their advocacy and partnership on this critical issue for our children and families.” “Smart legislation is one of the most eff ective ways to increase participation in school breakfast programs,” said Bernadette Downey, Share Our Strength’s associate director of government relations and advocacy. “Once this legislation is enacted, thousands more kids in Massachusetts will get the nutrition they need to reach their full poBREAKFAST | SEE PAGE 12 refl ection of the scores of offi cers who work tirelessly to keep Everett safe. “I always try to lead by example,” said Mazzie. In addition to his serving has overseen more than 750 investigations. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy Associates, the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Police Executive Research Forum and the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association. In addition, Mazzie has been the northeast regional director of the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run for the past 12 years. Elks Member Stephen Steven Mazzie Police Chief alongside his three siblings for several years, Mazzie said, his family’s history with the police department dates back to 1926. During his tenure, Mazzie Doherty said he “wasn’t at all surprised” to learn that Mazzie had been chosen for this honor. “The Nomination Committee put their heads together and came up with Steve Mazzie,” he said. “He’s always had an upstanding reputation.” 505 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Tel: 617-387-1120 www.gkdental.com • Family Dentistry • Crowns • Bridges • Veneers/Lumineers • Dental Implants • All on 4 Dental Implants • Emergency Dentist • Kid Friendly Dentist • Root Canals • Dentures • Invisalign Braces • Snap On Smile • Teeth Whitening We are the smile care experts for your entire family In House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today Everett's Newest Real Estate Office Commercial Sales and Leasing Residential Home Sales Real Estate Consulting Apartment Rentals Real Estate Auctions Business Brokerage Personal Property Appraisals Mass Licensed Auctioneer 560 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 | 617-512-5712 | sam@broadwayRE.com ADRIANA RESNICK DOMENICA RIGGIO SAM RESNICK

Page 4 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro hosts birthday fundraiser Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro hosted a birthday celebration at the Village Bar & Grill in Everett on Thursday night. He welcomed friends and supporters to join him in celebrating. Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro celebrated his birthday with family: mom Tina, dad Jerry and brother Sal. Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro was joined by Charles DiPerri. Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro celebrated alongside Bob McCarthy and Vinnie Ragucci. Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro was joined by the Lattanzi family: Matt, Al and Dolores. Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro was joined by Councillor-at-Large Peter Napolitano and Vivian Napolitano. Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro celebrated his birthday at the Village Bar & Grill on Thursday night. Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro welcomed a full house to the Village Bar & Grill to celebrate his birthday. Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro was joined by School Committee Member-at-Large Cynthia Sarnie and Assistant Superintendent of Schools Charlies Obremski. Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro enjoyed playing games with the kids, including his cousin Mikayla Fosco.          •   •   •          Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro was joined by his colleagues on the city council and school committee members. State Senator Sal DiDomenico and Greg Antonelli wished Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro a happy birthday. Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro was joined by John and Mario Tocco, Mikayla Fosco and Josie Tocco. (Advocate Photos by Katy Rogers)

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 Page 5 RESIDENTS | FROM PAGE 2 Councillor-at-Large John Hanlon was concerned about the pole on Vaughn Street. “This pole is bent, it’s twisted,” he said. However, Campbell assured him that the pole would be replaced before the antenna would be installed. As he did during the Extenet hearings, Councillor-at-Large Wayne Matewsky said he wanted to see one of the antennas. “It may be the size of a shoebox, but I have a feeling that it’s the size of a small refrigerator,” he said. The council will revisit the matter during its April 13 meeting. Reappointment of Animal Control Offi cer In other news, the council voted unanimously to reappoint Animal Control Offi cer Stacia Gorgone to another three-year term. Prior to the vote, Councillor-at-Large Gerly Adrien said Gorgone had been out of compliance with the state since December 31, 2018. Although updated information was available from the city, state offi cials claimed it was never submitted. “How is the administration doing this work?” asked Adrien. However, Matewsky said he would still vote to reappoint Gorgone. “When someone does a good job, I’m going to protect them,” he said. Hanlon echoed Matewsky’s sentiments, citing Gorgone’s immense knowledge of animals. “She has probably forgotten more than we will ever learn,” he said. Councillor Capone celebrates Read Across America Day at local schools AUTOTECH 1989 SINCE Is your vehicle ready for the Spring Season?!! AC SPECIAL Recharge your vehicle's AC for the warm weather! Includes up to 1 LB. of Refrigerant* (*Most Vehicles/Some Restrictions May Apply) Only $69.95 DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! CASH FOR YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV! 2008 CADILLAC DTS Platinum Package, Loaded, Excellent Condition, Warranty, Only 83K Miles! LUXURY PRICEDRIGHT! $7,995 Easy Financing Available! Loaded with Leather Interior, Moon Roof, Only 106K Miles, Warranty! PRICED TO SELL! $4,995 781-321-8841 1236 EasternAve • Malden EddiesAutotech.com On March 2, Ward 1 Councillor Fred Capone celebrated Read Across America Day with Elizabeth Denish’s third-graders at the Whittier School. dine drink (Courtesy Photos) Friday, March 13 at 9 PM TB12 Boston Marathon Fundraiser THE RIGHT HOME FOR YOUR HOME LOAN. MASS BAY MORTGAGES Apply at massbaycu.org or at our South Boston branch. Great, Competitive Rates Easy! We Keep Your Loan Servicing massbaycu.org (617) 269-2700 South Boston – Everett – Quincy – Seaport NMLS ID #615913 Federally insured by NCUA EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY Bon Jovi Tribute Sensation! 221 Newbury Street, Danvers For Tickets call (978) 774-7270 or www.breakawaydanvers.com SIERRA Live music featuring Friday, March 20 at 9 PM BRIAN MAES BAND WILDFIRE Saturday, March 21 at 9 PM FUNBUCKET With 43 CHURCH STREET Friday, March 27 The Nation's #1 U2 Tribute Experience With: Mary Beth Maes & Coolidge Park JOSHUA TREE TANGERINE Party with the Party Band! Saturday, March 28 at 9 PM Purchase or Refinance Super-Easy Application with 80'S REUNION BAND Saturday, April 4 at 9 PM LIVIN' ON A BAD NAME gather enjo y Saturday, March 14 at 9 PM Celebrate St. Paddy's Day! We Pay Cash For Your Vehicle! 2011 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER

Page 6 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 EVERETT WOMEN'S HISTORY HONOREES Maryann Cocca-Leffler “Turned childhood memories into a career” Maryann Cocca-Leffl er grew up experiencing what many would call the typical Everett life. Like many Everett kids of the 1960’s, she found joy and lifelong memories in the little things of life. Mom’s cooking, family vacations, trips into Boston and hours spent just doodling on paper may not sound like much to this generation, but it was from these memories and activities that Maryann molded a successful career. Born in Everett, Maryann loved school and drawing – mostly drawing. However, her drawing wasn’t just something to do. Almost from the beginning, it was an expression of her life, her environment and her dreams. It was an extension of what she saw, felt and experienced. She knew very early that she wanted to be an artist, and those around her recognized her talent from a young age. After attending St. Anthony’s School in Everett, Maryann attended Parlin Jr. High for 9th grade and then Everett High School, graduating in 1976. When it came time to pick a college, she applied to the Massachusetts College of Art & Design and was accepted. While her family was totally supportive and proud of her artistic talents, like most Everett parents would, they worried how an art degree could possibly lead to a solid occupation. At MassArt, Maryann majored in illustration. While many of her classmates moved toward editorial illustration, Maryann, instead, was passionate about children’s book publishing, and her bright, cheerful style clearly pointed in that direction. A month before she graduated, she signed a contract to illustrate her fi rst children’s book, “Thanksgiving at the Tappletons’” (written by Eileen Spinelli, Harper & Row). First published in 1982, this book is still in print as of 2018. While searching for her next book, Maryann Cocca-Leffl er Maryann worked as a freelance illustrator, taking on any job that came her way, including illustrating for The Boston Globe and Parent’s Magazine as well as many textbook publishers. For a brief time, she even worked for a defense contractor drawing missiles, but working in that technical illustration job convinced her she needed to focus on her goal to illustrate exclusively in children’s books. During this time, Maryann married Eric Leffl er, also of Everett. On their return from their honeymoon, they played their new phone number in the lottery – and it came out! They took their winnings of $3,500.00 and started their own greeting card company. They worked in the greeting card industry for fi ve years, with Maryann creating the card designs and Eric handling the business, before selling their line to a company in Arizona. The detour into greeting cards helped establish a path back into children’s books, as her engaging greeting card characters caught the eye of New York editors and art directors. Since that time, Maryann has focused almost exclusively on writing and illustrating children’s books and has published over 60 books, working with most major publishers in NYC and Chicago. Most of her book ideas come from her own life experiences growing up in a close Italian family, as well as the childhood of her daughters, Janine and Kristin, who have inspired many book ideas throughout the years The fi rst book she both wrote and illustrated was "Wednesday Is Spaghetti Day” (Scholastic, 1990) – inspired by her Italian heritage and her family’s love of food. Her quintessential Everett book, “Bus Route to Boston” (Boyds Mills Press, 2000), is a story of her memories of riding “the 111” from Woodlawn to Haymarket for a day in Boston with her mother and sister. 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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 Page 7 ~ OP-ED ~ Springtime, Encore and the Waterfront Mayor Carlo DeMaria By Mayor Carlo DeMaria W ith daylight savings upon us, spring is certainly in the air. The Connolly Center and the Health and Wellness Center are fi lled with residents looking to escape cabin fever. The sun has been shining and the temperature has reached over 70 degrees. to check out Everett’s spectacular waterfront? Encore Boston Harbor off ers magnifi cent amenities that residents should explore if they haven’t yet. Imagine: a fi ve-star resort in our own backyard attracting people from all over the world built on the ashes of the land’s former resident, the pollution-heavy mega-corporation known as Monsanto Chemical. Encore Boston Harbor is so much more than a Casino. There is far more at Encore than slot machines and table games. Their state-of-the-art spa rivals the fi nest in Boston. Their dining options have something for everyone. Where else can you get prime rib for $29.99 at a top tier steak house like Rare? Their mid-week rates for overnight guests are reasonable for such a beautiful facility. I am so fortunate to have witnessed this breathtaking facility literally rise from start to fi nish. Stacy and I have enjoyed a few overnight stays at Encore. Our most memorable was the opening day of the resort in preparation for the ceremonial ribbon cutting, a defi ning moment in our City’s history that I will never forget. Waking up to a view of our City from a now nationally recognizable landmark after years of intense advocacy was surreal. As spring approaches, I invite you to take a Saturday afternoon to explore the resort or the grounds that surround it. Take a stroll along the beautiful waterfront or the outdoor parks and vastly sprawling open spaces, all What better time than now Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick postpone Annual Dinner State Representative Joseph McGonagle’s highest priority is the health and wellness of Everett’s employees and residents. In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the decision has been made to delay the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick’s Annual Dinner scheduled for next Wednesday, March 18 of which are free and open to the public. If you are feeling inclined, opt to treat yourself and stay midweek for $149. Our Everett is developing and progressing and I’m excited for the future. at Encore Boston Harbor. “The Mayor and I have come to the joint decision to postpone the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick event scheduled for next Wednesday,” said McGonagle. Further details regarding the possibility of a future event will be provided as soon as available. We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Page 8 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 Start Your Weekend at the Marina Dance Party! Enjoy the Acoustic Stylings of BEAU GILBERT Saturday, March 14 at 9 PM Dance to the Hits from House to Techno DJ LOGIK Friday, March 13 at 9 PM MONDAY'S SHUCK! $1.00 Oysters Book your next Function with us! Free Parking • Water Views Call 781-629-3798 SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET Only $19.95 / 11am-2pm Featuring Al Whitney Jazz Band BOOK YOUR NEXT FUNCTION WITH US * GIFT CARDS AMPLE FREE www.marinaatthewharf.com 543 North Shore Rd. Revere 781-629-3798 PARKING AMAZING WATER VIEWS C Players recognized at Crimson Tide football banquet By Greg Phipps oming off another season in which the team was a state title contender, Everett High School head football coach Theluxon Pierre encouraged the outgoing seniors to be true to themselves at the Crimson Tide’s annual football banquet on Sunday, March 8, at the high school. “Be you, be respectful of others and make sure you’re always yourself. If someone does not respect you for who you are, then they’re not a true friend.” In his second season as head coach, Pierre guided the Tide to a 9-3 overall fi nish in 2019, which included a Div. 1 North quarterfinal playoff victory and a controversial two-point overtime loss to Central Catholic of Lawrence in the semifi - nal. Pierre said that following in the footsteps of the legendary head coaches that have come before him, most notably John DiBiaso, who led the Tide to 12 Super Bowl championships in 22 years, is a matter of carrying on the tradition. “We’re forever grateful to the previous coaches for making the program what it is today. We’re here to just maintain it,” Pierre said. “You can’t replace the people who have come before us, they’re legends.” Pierre took over the head position in 2018 on the heels of the Tide’s 12th state title in 2017. In his fi rst season, Pierre’s squad went undefeated until losing a heartbreaker to Central Catholic, 2320, in the semifi nal. The coach expressed his appreciation to parents and the players. “I want to thank the parents for their support and allowing their kids to play football with all the concerns about concussions, and showEverett senior lineman John Malloy shares a moment with assistant coach Greg Bluestein after receiving the team’s Unsung Hero award for the 2019 season. Everett senior players were honored at Sunday’s football banquet at the high school. Everett junior players were honored at the annual football banquet. ing their trust in the coaching staff ,” Pierre said. “We ask a lot of the players here and ask for a lot of their time. It’s not easy. My goal is to get you guys into college or make sure you have FOOTBALL | SEE PAGE 9 Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma Everett’s sophomore players

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 Page 9 Everett boys receive four all-star nods; Chamblain gets Coach of the Year By Greg Phipps W hat was overall a very strong season for the Everett High School boys’ basketball team was capped off with several all–Greater Boston League (GBL) honors last week. The Crimson Tide had four players named to the GBL all-star team, and head coach Stanley Chamblain received the Coach of the Year award. The Tide finished unbeaten in GBL play, taking home this year’s league championship. They entered the Div. I North playoff tournament as a fourth seed, having won 16 regular-season games. A fi rst round rout of Methuen was followed by a tough 65-52 home loss to fi fth-seeded Cambridge Rindge & Latin in the quarterfi nals. Chamblain guided his young FOOTBALL | FROM PAGE 8 that option.” All of the freshmen, sophomores and juniors were recognized by name and brought to the podium. The event concluded with the 21 seniors being honored at the podium. The graduating players are Eli Auguste, Clarence Jules, Louie Philippe, Louis Dorosario, Josh Nieves, Gacari Lee, Trey Sejour, Christian Delgado, Xavier Edward Lewis, Abraham Betancourth, Houyame Bargach, Deshawn Weston, Jason Portillo, John Malloy, Marc Reveil, Marc-Ancy Souffrant, Junior Pamphile, Davi Pereira, Guerby Murat, Brutchel Hyppolite and Khouri Dottin. Senior offensive lineman John Malloy received the one er Dimitry Philippe. The performance of the trio of Aubourg, Monexant and Philippe, plus the presence of returning juniors Kevin Ariste, Omar Quilter and Kyle Alcy and sophomore Roby Dormevil bodes well for next season’s outlook. After this season ended in the quarterfi nal round, Chamblain said he was pleased with the campaign overall, especially going without a defeat in league competition. “Going 17-5 with the young team we had is very encouraging,” he acknowledged. “It gives us a lot of hope for next year.” Senior guard Brandon Johnson squad, with just one senior on the roster, to a 17-5 overall fi nish in 2019-20. The Tide utilized their quickness and athleticism, to go along with a suff ocating style of defense, to win 14 of their fi nal 16 regular seaspecifi c award handed out – the 2109 Unsung Hero honor. Assistant coach Greg Bluestein described Malloy as a quiet leader and a straight-A student highly respected by his teammates who played through injuries and epitomized what it means to be an Everett football player. Former Everett High School sports broadcaster Jack McGrath was mentioned as well. McGrath was a beloved fi gure in the city. He passed away in late February at the age of 87. New Superintendent Priya Tahiliani, who was hired back in December, briefl y addressed the gathering, saying that she has a son who participates in sports, and that athletics proFOOTBALL | SEE PAGE 11 Aluminum Everett 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 62 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for over half a century. We must be doing something right!” Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! family since 1958 • 60 •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Vinyl Siding •Free Estimates •Fully Licensed •Roofng •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roo ng n • Fully Insured •• Replacement Windows Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com g Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! Everett Aluminum Spring! Sophomore John Monexant son contests. Everett’s lone senior, guard Brandon Johnson, was chosen for the all-GBL squad. He was joined by underclassmen teammates Franky Aubourg, a junior, and sophomores John Monexant and

Page 10 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 Everett voters favor Sanders in Super Tuesday Primary By Christopher Roberson T he unofficial results from this year’s Democratic Presidential Primary Election showed that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders had locked in a firstplace fi nish in Everett, capturing 38.2 percent of the vote. Sanders was closely followed by former Vice President Joe Biden, who took 29.8 percent. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg fi nished with 14.4 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Both Warren and Bloomberg have since ended their campaigns for the White House. Sanders’ strongest showing was in Ward 4 Precinct 1, where he received 191 votes, and in all of Ward 6, where he received 370 votes. According to the City Clerk’s Offi ce, 25.3 percent of Everett’s voters cast ballots on Super Tuesday. Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro said the voter turnout was a “bit lighter” than he expected; however, there were no surprises in terms of how residents voted. Ward 1 Councillor Fred Capone shared his thoughts on how Everett voted during the March 2 Primary. “Everett seemed to vote consistent with the other regions up for grabs on Super Tuesday,” he said. “It is now clear that Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are the two that will be vying for the Democratic nomination. It will be interesting to see how this ultimately plays out.” Although Sanders curried favor with Everett voters, it was Biden who fi nished fi rst in Massachusetts with 33.5 percent of the vote to Sanders’ 26.6 percent. Warren, a Cambridge resident, fi nished third with 21.5 percent of the vote. Although votes are still being counted on the national level, Biden has garnered support from 864 delegates, making him the current frontrunner for the Democratic nomination as Sanders is trailing with votes from 710 delegates. A Democratic presidential candidate must have votes from at least 1,991 delegates to be nominated to run in the November General Election. Casino officials working to keep coronavirus out of Encore By Christopher Roberson A fter consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the state Department of Public Health and an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, offi cials at Encore Boston Harbor will create a series of new policies designed to keep patrons safe from the growing threat posed by the coronavirus. “Safeguarding the health of our guests and employees is of the highest importance,” casino offi cials said in CASINO | SEE PAGE 22 a written statement. “We are in close contact with the Massachusetts Department of Health, as it is monitoring the situation along with the CDC and the Boston Public Health Commission.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 Page 11 Four Everett girls make all-league team By Greg Phipps T hough the season may not have ended the way the Everett High School girls’ basketball team had hoped, the Crimson Tide girls received some good news last week as four players were named GBL title and fi nished with a 16-5 overall record for 201920. They entered the Div. I North tournament as a fourth seed but faced off against a strong 13th-seeded Reading team and ended up losing in their opening round contest at home. Football coaches, trainers and cheerleading coaches pose together at this year’s Everett football banquet. Junior forward Maya Kirnon Senior guard Maddy Duraes Everett’s freshmen players FOOTBALL | FROM PAGE 9 vides a lifelong benefi t to students. “I’m looking forward to being at all the football games Senior center and league MVP Carolann Cardinale to this year’s Greater Boston League (GBL) all-star team. Senior center Carolann Cardinale capped off a fi ne career by receiving the league’s Most Valuable Player award. The Lady Tide went unbeaten in league play to take the Sophomore forward Andrea Manley Joining MVP Cardinale as all-star selections were senior guard Maddy Duraes, junior forward Maya Kirnon and sophomore frontline member Andrea Manley. “All four are very deserving of this honor,” said Everett head coach TamLawrence 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 my Turner. “Without their skill and heart, we would not have been 16-5 this season.” Cardinale and Duraes, this year’s captains, are two of the next year,” she added. This year’s cheerleading squad was also recognized at Sunday’s banquet. The seniors honored were Christina Sullisix seniors who are graduating from this year’s team. The other four are Veronica Bento, Stephanie Suavita, Saunti Burton and Gianna Martin. Many van, Isabella LaCorcia, Julia Holubowich, Lauren Fialli and Gillian Avelar. FOOTBALL | SEE PAGE 26 of the returnees played regular or starting roles this winter, including Kirnon, Manley, guard Sara Thompson, Arielle Charles and Ashley Fitzgerald.

Page 12 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 BREAKFAST | FROM PAGE 3 tential – thanks to the strong leadership of these three breakfast heroes.” According to No Kid Hungry, “This year’s inspiring line up of champions come from all walks of life, proof that ending childhood hunger takes all of us. Breakfast powers kids to reach their full potential, but millions of kids in need start each school day on an empty stomach. No Kid Hungry’s breakfast hero award celebrates individuals who are changing that. By using their voices to build awareness, enacting smart policy, raising critical funds and implementing breakfast after the bell programs in schools, they have gone above and beyond to ensure all kids in America are Powered By Breakfast.” No Kid Hungry is an active member of Rise and Shine Massachusetts, a statewide coalition of over 50 hunger-relief and education organizations advocating for state legislation that increases equitable access and participation in school breakfast. School breakfast is an energy source for kids across the nation. Research shows that hunger has long-term ramifi cations on children, including lower test scores, weaker attendance rates and a higher risk of hospitalizations and chronic diseases. No Kid Hungry and its partners focus on school breakfast as a critical way to end childhood hunger.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 Page 13 Sen. Sal DiDomenico hosts annual St. Patrick’s Day Roast State Senator Sal DiDomenico held his annual St. Patrick’s Day Roast in Charlestown on Friday evening, welcoming hundreds of friends and supporters. This year, the Golden Shamrock award was given to Lisa McGoff Collins, a paraprofessional at the Boston Public Schools. Politicians joked at one another’s expense. U.S. Congressman Joe Kennedy joined State Senators Sal DiDomenico and Joe Boncore at the St. Patrick’s Day event in Charlestown. Ward 5 Councillor Rosa DiFlorio and Fran Hanlon celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. Councillor-at-Large John Hanlon joined Mary Fiorentino and Lisa Dell Isola at the annual St. Patrick’s Day event. Adam Saggese, Vanessa Salvucci, Rich Eliseo Sr., Rita Eliseo and Rich Eliseo Jr. celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. A full house packed Senator Sal DiDomenico’s St. Patrick’s Day event on Friday. Gene O’Brien mingled with Ward 4 Councillor Jimmy Tri Le. Bagpipers made their way through the function hall in Charlestown. U.S. Congressman Joe Kennedy thanked the crowd and poked fun at colleagues. Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan joined Councillor-at-Large John Hanlon at the head table. Tricia DiDomenico welcomed guests to the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. State Senator Sal DiDomenico welcomed Attorney General Maura Healy. Senate President Karen Spilka teased Senator Sal DiDomenico. Boston Councillor Lydia Edwards poked fun at Mayor Marty Walsh. Public fi gures were seated at the head table and made lighthearted jokes about one another. Attorney General Maura Healy and State Representative Joe McGonagle participated in the St. Patrick’s Day fun. Tricia DiDomenico and Senator Sal DiDomenico honored Lisa McGoff Collins with the Golden Shamrock award. School Committee Member Marcony Almeida-Barros welcomed Everett Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani. Tricia, Sal, Marie and Senator Sal DiDomenico were pleased to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Friday night. (Advocate Photos by Katy Rogers)







Page 20 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 Everett Democratic City Committee 2020 caucuses postponed I n light of Governor Baker’s declared state of emergency and concerns over the novel coronavirus, the Everett Democratic City Committee, under the direction of the State Committee, is postponing the caucuses scheduled for Saturday, March 14. We will continue to follow the guidance of state and local health offi cials, and the State Democratic Committee, and will reschedule based on that guidance. Please contact Patti Cheever at 617-230-1450 or Gerly Adrien at 617-835-8267 if you need additional information.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 4508) Page 21 DeLeo added an additional cost onto the backs of the state’s already very generous taxpayers.” “It has become clearer by the day that the need for more transportation revenue is real and it is immediate,” said Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, during the fl oor debate. “Whether your constituents come from a district that is considered urban or rural or anything in between, it is undeniable that our transportation system is not meeting the needs that our citizens expect and deserve.” WHAT IS MASSTERLIST? More than 21,500 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, start their morning with a FREE COPY of MASSterList! MASSterList is a daily ensemble of news and commentary about the Legislature, Politics, Media and Judiciary of Massachusetts drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications selected by widely acclaimed and highly experienced editor Jay Fitzgerald. Jay introduces each article in his own clever and never-boring inimitable way. MASSterlist will be emailed to you FREE every Monday through Friday morning and will give you a leg up on what’s happening on Beacon Hill, in the blood sport of Bay State politics, in newsrooms across the state and the nation, and in the state’s court system. For more information and to get your free subscription go to: www.massterlist.com/subscribe THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes of local representatives from the week of March 2-6. There were no roll calls in the Senate last week. ESTIMATED $18 BILLION IN TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS (H 4506) House 150-1, approved and sent to the Senate an estimated $18 billion bond bill authorizing spending on transportation projects and infrastructure over the next ten years. Provisions include $5.6 billion for federal highway system projects, $1.75 billion for the design, construction and repair of non-federally aided roadway and bridge projects and another $1.25 billion for construction, resurfacing and improvements of bridges and approaches. The bill also increases Chapter 90 funding to cities and towns for road and bridge repairs from $200 million to $300 million. The package is a bond bill under which the funding would be borrowed by the state through the sale of bonds. The package includes earmarks for hundreds of millions of dollars for hundreds of projects in legislators’ districts across the state — many of which will never be funded. The Baker administration is required to adhere to the state’s annual bond borrowing cap and ultimately decides which projects are affordable and actually get funded. Sometimes a legislator will immediately tout the inclusion of local projects in these types pf bond bills, especially in an election year to show he or she “brought home the bacon.” But be warned that none of the projects in this package have yet been funded and most will end up never being funded because of the borrowing cap and the power of the governor's offi ce to pick which projects actually get the green light. “The House’s transportation funding package is an important step forward in fi xing the commonwealth’s transportation crisis,” said Chris Dempsey, Director of the Transportation for Massachusetts coalition. “We applaud House members for taking a balanced approach to addressing transportation needs and ensuring that statewide investments will improve daily commutes in every city and town. We’ve dug ourselves a big hole and this bill is an important step to help us climb out.” “The transportation bond bill was an earmarked-fi lled document which is being treated as one Democratic chairman noted, as “Monopoly money,” said Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica), the lone opponent of the measure. “Massachusetts already has the largest per capita debt in the nation and some of the highest cost per highway mile in the nation. We need to do better.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes ESTIMATED $522 MILLION TO $600 MILLION TAX HIKE FOR TRANSPORTATION (H 4508) House 113-40, approved and sent to the Senate an estimated $522 million to $600 million tax hike package to fund improvements to the state’s transportation system. Hikes include a 5 centsper-gallon increase in the motor vehicle gas excise tax; a 9 cents-per-gallon increase in the diesel fuel tax; an increase in the aviation fuel tax from 5 percent of the average price per gallon to 7.5 percent of the average price per gallon; elimination of the sales tax exemption on vehicle purchases for traditional rental car companies; replacing the current fl at $456 minimum corporate excise tax with a nine-tiered sliding scale ranging from $456 if the corporation’s total sales are less than $1 million to $150,000 if the corporation’s sales total $1 billion; and increasing the 20 cents-per-trip fl at fee to $1.20 for each non-shared Uber and Lyft ride and $2.20 for every luxury ride. The bill includes language aimed at preventing Uber and Lyft from passing those hikes directly onto riders. “We applaud the House for recognizing the importance of providing much needed transportation resources for the state,” said John Pourbaix, Executive Director of the Construction Industries of Massachusetts. “With the passage of the Transportation Revenue Bill, the House has acted in a way to better position Massachusetts to undertake the much-needed improvements in our substandard roads and bridges, our underperforming transit system, our overcrowded interchanges and choke points, and our critical local infrastructure.” “Massachusetts consistently squanders over 300 percent more than the national average for its annual highway maintenance, most dramatically in administrative costs,” said Chip Ford, executive director of Citizens for Limited Taxation. “Over the past few years the state has been raking in billions in revenue surpluses, aka over-taxation, and when the Millionaire’s Tax is approved as expected it will add two billion more a year to that. But the standard assertion is that more, more, always more is needed for transportation. Spending review, reform and cost-cutting is rare at best in Massachusetts,” he added, “but imposition of ever higher taxes is just as reliably perpetual.” “The legislation passed by the House today puts Massachusetts on the road to both a better statewide transportation system, and a more equitable approach to transportation funding,” said Andrew Farnitano, spokesman for Raise Up Massachusetts. “Corporate taxes are an essential part of this revenue package, and we are glad the House rejected pressure from corporate lobbyists to remove the tiered corporate minimum tax from the bill. Large corporations make massive profi ts by using our transportation infrastructure to move their goods and customers and they must pay their share to help fund transportation improvements.” “Regressive tax schemes, like Speaker DeLeo’s tax hike to the state’s gasoline and diesel tax, hit the middle class and the working poor the hardest,” said Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance spokesman Paul Craney. “The gas tax hike will come out of the earnings of the hard-working taxpayers who rely on their vehicle to get to work, run errands and operate a business. Instead of looking at how to spend taxpayer’s money more wisely, Speaker “I listen to the people,” said Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica). “I can tell you no one is calling my offi ce saying pass the gas tax. The opposite is true. I am hearing from families who don’t want their budgets stretched. I am hearing from soccer moms who bring their children to activities. I am hearing from seniors who live on a fi xed income. Like me, they believe that Beacon Hill needs to reform spending, not increase taxes.” (A “Yes” vote is for the tax hikes. A “No” vote is against them.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes NO TAX HIKES IF MILLIONAIRE’S TAX IS APPROVED (H 4508) House 36-118, rejected an amendment that would repeal all the tax increases, except the one on Lyft and Uber, if the proposed Millionaire’s Tax ballot question is approved by Massachusetts voters in November of 2022. The tax, estimated to raise up to $2 billion per year, would allow a graduated income tax in Massachusetts and impose an additional 4 percent income tax, in addition to the current fl at 5.1 percent tax, on taxpayers’ earnings of more than $1 million. Language in the amendment requires that “subject to appropriation” the revenue will go to fund quality public education, aff ordable public colleges and universities and for the repair and maintenance of roads, bridges and public transportation. “Speaker DeLeo has said repeatedly that the transportation fi nance bill is a ‘bridge’ to the Millionaire’s Tax, which is projected to generate $2 billion in new revenues for education and transportation,” said Rep. Brad Jones (R-North Reading), the sponsor of the amendment. “If the money from the ballot question is really going to be spent on transportation, then I think it’s only fair the tax increases contained in this bill be sunset once those new revenues start coming in.” Amendment opponents said the House should not tie the hands of future legislatures by tying the current tax hike package to the Millionaire’s Tax. They noted the two are separate proposals and noted the Millionaire’s Tax is not even guaranteed to be on the 2022 ballot. (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle No STUDY/DELAY TAX HIKES (H House 35-119, rejected an amendment that would indefi nitely delay the implementation of the tax hikes until Gov. Charlie Baker’s Offi ce of Administration and Finance and the Department of Revenue furnish a study of the taxes’ impact on the state’s economy and on cities and towns. The study would include an analysis of the impact on taxpayers of varying income levels, current practices of other states and any anticipated changes in employment and ancillary economic activity resulting from the tax increases. “This study language is identical to what the Democratic leadership has used many times in the past to block Republican-sponsored amendments during fl oor debate,” said Rep. Brad Jones (R-North Reading), the amendment’s sponsor. “I say what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Collectively, these tax increases will cost the state’s taxpayers and employers more than $600 million, which is reason enough to conduct a study of the long-term implications of these tax proposals before they’re implemented.” Opponents of the study said it is craftily worded to simply kill the tax hikes. They noted the study is assigned to the Baker administration which is opposed to many of these tax hikes and is unlikely to ever conduct the study. (A “Yes” vote is for the study. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle No STRIKE THE INCREASE IN MINIMUM CORPORATION TAX (H 4508) House 35-119, rejected an amendment that would strike a section of the bill that would replace the current fl at $456 minimum corporate excise tax with a nine-tiered sliding scale ranging from $456 if the corporation’s total sales are less than $1 million to $150,000 if the corporation’s sales total $1 billion. “The proposed changes to the corporate minimum excise tax would put Massachusetts employers at a competitive disadvantage, hurt job growth and make it even more diffi cult to attract new businesses to the state,” said the amendment’s sponsor Rep. Liz Poirier (R-North Attleboro). “The advocates who are pushing for this new tax structure haven’t taken into consideration online retail sales tax collections, combined reporting and other major business tax policy changes that have been implemented over the last decade.” Supporters of the new tiering system said this sliding scale protects small businesses but also makes sure that Tues. March 3 No House session Fri. March 6 No House session large companies pay their share into the state’s transportation system. (The roll call was on striking the increase. Therefore a “Yes” vote is AGAINST the increase in the current $456 minimum corporate tax. A “No” vote is FOR the increase.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle No EXEMPT CITIES AND TOWNS FROM GAS TAX (H 4508) House 36-118, rejected an amendment that would exempt cities and towns’ vehicle fuel purchases from the state’s gas tax. Some state agencies are currently either exempt from the gas tax or receive a rebate, including regional transportation authorities, the MBTA, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and Massport. “Municipal budgets are already under an enormous strain, and this exemption would help to ease the fi nancial burden on cities and towns by freeing up resources they can allocate to support essential municipal services,” said Rep. Brad Jones (R-North Reading), the amendment’s sponsor. Opponents of the exemption said it would result in a loss of tax revenue and weakens the bill. They noted that cities and towns will be benefi ting from all the tax hikes, including the gas tax. They argued Chapter 90 funds for maintenance and repair of local roads and bridges will also increase by 50 percent. (A “Yes” vote is for the exemption. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle 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 March 2-6, the House met for a total of 19 hours and 39 minutes while the Senate met for a total of 24 minutes. Mon. March 2 House 11:03 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Wed. March 4 House 11:58 a.m. to 8:29 p.m. Thurs. March 5 House 12:04 p.m. to 10:55 p.m. Senate 11:11 a.m. to 11:24 a.m. No Senate session No Senate session Senate 11:19 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com                                                                           

Page 22 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 OBITUARIES Elvira R. (Tufo) Ragucci Important Legal Documents All Seniors Should Have Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of legal documents do I need to prepare to help my family after I’m gone? I would like to get my aff airs in order but could use some help. Dear Almost, Almost 75 All adults – especially seniors – should have at least four essential legal documents to protect yourself and your family. These documents will make sure your wishes regarding your estate are legal and clear and will help minimize any confl icts and confusion with your family and your health care providers if you become seriously ill or when you die. Here are the key documents you need, along with some tips to help you create them. Will: This document lets you spell out your wishes of how you’d like your property and assets distributed after you die, whether it’s to family, friends or a charity. It also allows you to designate an executor to ensure your wishes are carried out and allows you to name guardians if you have dependent children. In addition to a will, if you own real estate or have considerable assets, another option you may want to consider is a “revocable living trust.” This functions like a will but allows your estate to avoid the time and expense of probate (the public legal process that examines your estate after you die) and helps ensure your estate’s privacy. Durable Power of Attorney: This allows you to designate someone you trust to handle your fi nancial matters if you become incapacitated. Advanced Health Care Directive: This includes two documents that spell out your wishes regarding your end-of-life medical treatment. The two documents are a “living will” which tells your doctor what kind of care you want to receive if you become incapacitated, and a “health care power of attorney” (or health care proxy), which names a person you authorize to make medical decisions on your behalf if you’re unable. You should also consider making a do-not-resuscitate order (DNR) as part of your advance directive, since advanced directives do little to protect you from unwanted emergency care like CPR. To create a DNR, ask your doctor to fi ll out a state appropriate form and sign it. Do-It-Yourself If you have a simple estate and an uncomplicated family situation, there are do-it-yourself resources that can help you create all these documents for very little money. Some options to consider include Quicken WillMaker & Trust 2020 software (available at Nolo.com) that costs $90 and works with Windows and Macs and is valid in every state except Louisiana. And LegalZoom.com, which off ers an estate plan with professional legal guidance with an independent attorney for $179. Get Help If, however, you want or need assistance or if you have a complicated fi nancial situation, blended family or have considerable assets, you should hire an attorney. An experienced lawyer can make sure you cover all your bases – especially when writing a will or living trust – which can help avoid family confusion and squabbles after you’re gone. Costs will vary depending on where you reside, but you can expect to pay somewhere between $500 and $2,000 for a basic estate plan that includes a will, power of attorney and advance directive. If you want your estate plan to include a living trust, that can run anywhere between $1,500 and $5,000. The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA.org) and the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (NAEPC. org) are two good resources that have directories on their websites to help you fi nd someone in your area. If money is tight, check with your state’s bar association (see www.FindLegalHelp.org) to fi nd low-cost legal help in your area. Or call the Eldercare Locater at 800-677-1116 for a referral. 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. Of Everett on March 6, age 94. Beloved wife of the late Joseph P. Ragucci. Loving mother of Annette Teneriello and her husband Ralph of Reading, Patricia Hammond and her husband Andrew of Salem, NH., Lorraine Dondero of North Reading and the late Jo-Ann Green and her late husband Steve. Sister of Adeline Paoletta of Woburn and predeceased by seven siblings. Proud grandmother of nine grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Lillian T. (Comeau) Randall may be made to the American Kidney Fund @ www.kidneyfund.org. Kathleen M. (Gibbons) Howes Jr. and Brianna. Also, survived by nieces and nephews. Margaret A. (Merchant) “Nana” Skane Of Reading, formerly Everett, age 47, suddenly on March 6. Beloved wife of Paul A. Howes. Loving mother of Allyson, Erin and Andrew. Daughter of Catherine (Mayo) Gibbons of Everett and the late Gerald. Sister of John and his wife Kimberly of Newburyport. Daughter-in-law of Grace B. Howes. Also survived by 4 nephews: Ryan, Eric, Christopher and Brady. Kathleen was a graduate of National Technical Institute for the Deaf located in Rochester, NY. In lieu of fl owers, donation in Kathleen’s memory may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 101A 1st Ave, Waltham, MA 02451. Carmine Rocco Of Saugus, formerly Everett on March 8. Beloved wife of John Skane. Mother of the late Tiea R. and late John Jr. Loving grandmother to four grandchildren: Paige, Jonny, Nicolas and Brooke. Margaret was the eldest of eleven children of Albert and Mary Merchant. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend. A Memorial Service at Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett on Monday, March 16. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 6 pm with complimentary parking. A Prayer Service will immediately follow in the funeral home at 6:30 pm. Interment will be private. Passed away in Revere on March 3, 2020, at 86 years. She was born in Everett and lived there most of her life. She is the beloved mother of Charles Randall, Paul Randall and his wife Cynthia, Nancy MacIntyre and her companion William Keefe. Loving sister of Agnes Doucette, Lorraine Cascci, and Jean McComiskey. Cherished grandmother of James, Paul, Brittany and her husband Ricky, Sabrina, Alec, Michael, and Katie. Dear aunt of Linda Humphries along with many other loving nieces, nephews, and friends. In Lillian’s memory, donations Of Everett on March 7 age 83. Born in Italy. Beloved husband of the late Deolinda. Loving father of Fatima Rocco of Bedford, NH and Robert Rocco and his wife Courtney of Everett. Brother of Carmelina Navarro of Everett and the late Lucia Fernandes. Proud grandfather to fi ve grandchildren: Michael, Joseph, Faith, Robert CASINO | FROM PAGE 10 We will implement any health directive or protocols these agencies issue.” In the coming days, health screening will be required for all patrons and employees. According to casino offi cials, anyone with a temperature above 100 degrees will be referred to one of the on-call doctors made available by the casino. In addition to using hand sanitizer, employees will also be required to stay home at the “fi rst sign of unwellness.” Cleaning procedures will also be bolstered throughout the resort with ATMs, slot machines and kiosks being sanitized on an hourly basis. In addition, items such as cards, dice and chips will be cleaned every four hours. Although Encore expects to keep its restaurants open, the casino’s health and food safety director will remain in contact with the city’s health inspector.

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