EV Vol. 30, No.13 -FREEEVE ER TT AADD Attention: Covid Vaccine Available at Pope John HS Sat., 4/3 by Appt. Only–Call 311 CTE OCAT AT www.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday 617-387-2200 From foundation to finish, let’s make it happen. TALK TO JOE ABOUT OUR COMMERCIAL AND CONSTRUCTION LOANS. WE’RE READY TO HELP YOU GET STARTED. GENEROUS DONATION: The Old Navy store in Gateway Plaza donated four bags of new clothes to the Whittier School on March 30. Shown are Whittier School Principal Michael McLucas and Old Navy Customer Operations Manager Francine Piwinski. (Photo Courtesy of the Everett Public Schools) JOSEPH D. KEOHANE EVP & SENIOR LOAN OFFICER JKEOHANE@EVERETTBANK . COM 61 7-381-3622 School offi cials approve initial budget request of $129.3M By Christopher Roberson S 419 BROADWAY, EVERETT MA 02149 WWW.EVERETTBANK .COM/FOUNDATIONTOFINISH Member FDIC Member DIF SINCE 1921 Messinger Insurance Agency 475 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Phone: 617-387-2700 Fax: 617-387-7753 NEW COMPETITIVE AUTO RATES AND BENEFITS AVAILABLE  ACCIDENT FORGIVENESS  DISAPPEARING COLLISION DEDUCTIBLE  11% DISCOUNT WITH SUPPORTING POLICY  10% COMBINED PAY IN FULL DISCOUNT AND GREEN DISCOUNT  10% GOOD STUDENT DISCOUNT Celebrating 100 years of excellence! Monday thru Friday: 8am to 6pm Saturdays 9am to 1pm! Check out our NEW website! www.messingerinsurance.com chool offi cials recently cast a unanimous vote to approve the district’s budget request of $129.3 million for fi scal year 2022 and to open negotiations with Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his administration. This year’s fi gure represents a whopping increase of $18.9 million over last year’s total budget fi gure. During her presentation on March 29, the district’s Chief Financial Offi cer, Anu Jayanth, said the schools are also requesting that an additional $35 million be allocated over the next three fi scal years. From that fi gure, $9.2 million has already been included in this year’s budget. The remaining balance would then be allocated in fi scal years 2023 and 2024. DeMaria said he appreciated that Jayanth and her colleagues had the foresight to develop a three-year budget plan. “Not to have to look midyear to take money from free cash – I like this – this is very good of you,” he said. From the total budget fi gure of $129.3 million, $26.3 million would be paid to the city in chargebacks and $5 million would be earmarked for special education transportation, thus bringing the total operating budget to $98 million. This fi gure represents a $10 million increase over last year’s operating budget. SCHOOL | SEE PAGE 2 E Friday, April 2, 2021 Style and Substance

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We Pay Cash For Your Gauthier hits City and School Committee with age discrimination lawsuit By Christopher Roberson O ne year after shocking the district with her resignation, Janice Gauthier, former interim Superintendent of Schools, fi led a lawsuit, claiming age discrimination, against the City of Everett, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, the School Committee and its Chairman, Frank Parker. In his Complaint filed on March 10 in Middlesex Superior Court, Attorney David Fulmer, counsel for Gauthier, said his client was the district’s curriculum director for 13 years. On March 3, 2019, Gauthier entered into a Memorandum of Agreement and Understanding with the School Committee to officially become the interim superintendent. The third page of the agreement stated: “In the event that the interim superintendent is not appointed as the new permanent superintendent of schools at the conclusion of the committee’s search process, the committee and interim superintendent agree that the interim superintendent may return to the position of curriculum director and shall therefore be eligible for the salary and benefi ts related to that prior position without any loss of any benefi ts or rights.” Gauthier went on to serve as the interim superintendent for the next 15 months. However, during that time, Michelle Crowell, former principal of the Parlin School, was selected as the district’s new curriculum director. “The defendants SCHOOL | FROM PAGE 1 She also said total salaries now sit at $108 million and represent nearly 60 percent of the budget. In contrast, last year’s salaries totaled $88.2 million. Within this year’s fi gure, Jayanth said, teacher salaries total $59 million, up from $54.7 million last year. She said out-of-district tuition for special education students is projected to increase by 16 percent and transportation costs are expected to increase by 12 percent. Jayanth also said Chapter 70 funding has climbed from $75 million last year to $83.6 million this year. The city’s required contribution also went up by $1 million and is now at $36.4 million. In addition, Jayanth said a For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net major effort will be needed to assist students who have struggled academically as a and I couldn’t get an interview: that’s what hurts.” Following the appointment Janice Gauthier, former interim Superintendent of Schools, recently fi led an age discrimination lawsuit against the City of Everett and the School Committee. (File Photo) failed to protect her position and fi lled her prior post with a third person of less caliber, less qualifi cations and did so with the intention of sanitizing the school system,” said Fulmer. He also said that despite 49 years in the Everett Public Schools, Gauthier was never considered for the permanent superintendent position as she had worked under former Superintendent Frederick Foresteire. Gauthier shared her level of disdain after the four superintendent finalists were announced during the School Committee meeting on November 13, 2019. “I stepped up when this city needed somebody the most and I couldn’t get an interview,” she said. “Forty-nine years in this district result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We must make bold decisions based on the needs of our students,” she said. This awesome task would be accomplished by hiring additional staff to address students’ social/emotional needs, bolstering tutoring services and expanding afterschool programming. Therefore, $3.7 million would be used for instructional rigor, $3 million would be for supplemental supplies, $1.4 million would be for health and safety while $355,658 would be for customized family support. School Committee Chairman Frank Parker said that unlike in prior years, this year’s budget will be presented in a much more concise format. “We’re going to budget by school; that’s one of the things you’re going to see this year,” he said. “We haven’t had that type of granularity in the past.” of current Superintendent Priya Tahiliani in March 2020, Fulmer said, the School Committee directed Gauthier to return to her prior position, which remained fi lled. “The plaintiff was not able to resume her post and by virtue of her age, now 70 years old, has been unlawfully, illegally, improperly and maliciously deprived of her means of livelihood,” said Fulmer, adding that Gauthier was “constructively terminated from further employment.” “This directive placed the plaintiff in a politically and embarrassing situation of having to return to a position which was no longer available. The plaintiff was entitled to equal consideration and equal protection under the law.” At that time, school officials indicated that on February 29, 2020, Gauthier agreed to remain on staff as a senior advisor to Tahiliani. However, she submitted her resignation 72 hours later. “Call it retirement, call it resigning – she quit,” Parker said during an interview immediately following Gauthier’s departure. The City of Everett, the School Committee, DeMaria and Parker are now being sued for Breach of Contract, Malicious Interference With Contractual Relations, Breach of the Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing as well as Violation of The Plaintiff ’s Constitutional Rights. Parker also said the proposed budget increase of $18.9 million is “long overdue.” “Due to an antiquated state formula, Everett has been underfunded for years,” he said, adding that in 2015 state offi - cials determined that the number of students receiving free and reduced lunches would no longer be used to gauge a district’s poverty level. Since then, Parker said, the Everett Public Schools have been losing upwards of $6 million per year. “The Student Opportunity Act, led by Senator [Sal] DiDomenico, was passed to change that,” said Parker. “We started March 2020 thinking we were going to get an additional $7 million but we didn’t – another victim of COVID. With this proposed budget, we can now address and battle the next pandemic – the pandemic of social/emotional issues and learning loss.”

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Page 3 Matewsky slowly recovering from heart attack DeMaria and DiDomenico successfully lobby for additional COVID-19 relief funding Carlo DeMaria Mayor Sal DiDomenico State Senator By Christopher Roberson A Wayne Matewsky City Council President By Christopher Roberson C ity Council President Wayne Matewsky continues to recover following bypass heart surgery at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Councillor-at-Large Michael Marchese, who was a daily visitor to the Florida hospital, said the operation went well and that Matewsky’s liver and kidney function have improved. However, he said Matewsky is still in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator. “He’s alive, that’s the important thing,” said Marchese. Matewsky had suffered a massive heart attack on March 18 while on vacation in Fort Lauderdale. At the time, Matewsky was able to call 911; however, when paramedics arrived, his heart had stopped and a defibrillator was needed to revive him. In addition to being the president, Matewsky is one of the senior ranking members of the council with more than 40 years of service. He also topped the ticket in many city elections during his time as a Ward 1 councillor. Editor’s Note: The staff at The Advocate Newspapers and the citizens of Everett wish Councillor Matewsky a full recovery. fter the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, Mayor Carlo DeMaria quickly discovered that Everett would only be receiving $4.5 million. In contrast, Newton was slated to get $65 million. “Disproportionate is an understatement,” said DeMaria. In addition to Everett, Chelsea, Randolph and Methuen were also shortchanged by what DeMaria called an “old and antiquated formula.” These are four of 20 communities identified by the state as being hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, DeMaria and State Senator Sal DiDomenico contacted Governor Charlie Baker to lobby for additional funding. Two weeks later, Baker announced that $100 million would be divided between Everett, Chelsea, Randolph and Methuen. “I would like to personally thank Governor Baker and his team for acknowledging and quickly responding to the inequitable funding of the federal formula,” said DeMaria. “I would also like to recognize the relentless advocacy of State Senator Sal DiDomenico who has stood by our side through this entire process. Everett deserves this funding and I’m proud to say that our persistence has paid off.” However, city spokesperson Deanna Deveney said the state has not indicated how much additional money Everett will receive. DiDomenico was also pleased with the new allocation. “I am relieved that we FUNDING | SEE PAGE 15

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Conder’s high school wrestling career was very similar, and she placed twice in the Boys State Championships. While attending Trident University International in Cypress, California, Conder wrestled on the women’s team and won the Junior World Championships. After college, Conder spent the next four years at the Olympic Training Center, enlisted in the U.S. Army in September 2012 and holds the rank of staff sergeant. “My job in the military is to wrestle,” said Conder. She is now a fi ve-time member of the World Team and has won six national titles. Conder also received two Silver Medals from the Army and won the PanAm Games in 2015 and 2019. She is presently a number one seed in the Olympic Trials, vying to represent the United States at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. Rebecca Muse has been a nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children since 2013. “Somehow I landed my dream job very early on,” she said, adding that as of 2019 women held 76 percent of the healthcare jobs in the nation. “I really love what I do and I’ve gotten very comfortable there.” However, the COVID-19 pandemic was the ultimate test for Muse and her colleagues. “Last year changed everything,” she said. “It felt like overnight, our 20-bed fl oor emptied out and the next thing you know, there are no kids left. Every bed was fi lled with an adult COVID patient.” Despite the fl urry of sudden changes, Muse said, an attending physician, Dr. Lindsay Carter, put things into perspective, saying, “We’re still caring for our patients, just in a diff erent way. 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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Page 5 ~ LETTER TO THE EDITOR ~ EPS joins urban districts in seeking a waiver from testing requirements Note from Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani: The following letter was drafted by the Urban Superintendents’ Network, of which I am a proud member. I urge our families and residents to read this communication, which clearly and convincingly articulates why mandatory MCAS testing would be detrimental to our students. The EPS and its educators are committed to making the absolute best out of the time we have left in 2020-2021 for fulltime in-person teaching and learning. We hope to address several key issues when our students return to their classrooms in April and I can assure you that standardized-test prep is not among them. Required testing is not fair to our students, our teachers or our families. Dear Members of the Board of Education: The Urban Superintendents’ Network comprises 25 urban school districts located in various regions across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and educating 279,653 students, making up approximately 31 percent of the entire public school student population in our state. We write to you today as the chief child education advocates in our respective school districts with grave concerns regarding the decision to proceed with the requirement of administering the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test this year to students in grades 3-8 and high school. We write to you today to give voice to the students and their families who do not have voice; we write to you today from the lens of equity and fairness. Finally, we write to you today from the core value of putting the needs of our children first; we contend, a state-wide assessment is not an immediate need this spring. We are struggling to understand the point of diverting our time, energy, and talent from the very real work of ensuring that urban students and their families are supported to combat ongoing food and housing insecurities, physical health and safety issues, social-emotional and mental health concerns, and academic gaps and foundational learning losses. In urban school districts in particular, we must wraparound our students and families and do all of these things. This is equity work; this is putting students first this spring. This is meeting students where they are first, and then moving them forward to success. The core value of putting students first upon return means we are deploying our teachers to support our students socially and emotionally, establishing routines, comfort, relationships, and beginning to accelerate in a growth-mindset and forgiving environment where learning can occur. Whether we as the adults say the tests are or are not high stakes, our students will internalize the MCAS as a judgment. A judgment on students who have felt the greatest impact of COVID 19; have spent the greatest number of days in remote learning compared to other students across the Commonwealth. Results of the tests will be publicly available – comparisons will be made district to district – and conclusions will be drawn, and stereotypes reinforced about urban schools and urban students. This is inequity at its most harmful to our next generation. The argument that the MCAS test is needed to assess learning loss and can be used as a diagnostic is invalid. As school district leaders, we have at our fingertips in our school districts, multiple formative and benchmark assessments, as well as the district determined measures developed a few years back. Local assessments are more nuanced and are able to truly be diagnostic as the local tests determine the learning progressions missing along the way to proficiency on the Standard. MCAS results are not timely and only tell us if the Standard was met – MCAS is a summative assessment, not formative, and not diagnostic. There are inconsistencies to the Commissioner waiving the Competency Determination (CD) for seniors (three MCAS tests) and allowing in lieu of the CD, course grades, and yet not allowing for those same course grades to be used in combination with local, district determined measures already being used by numerous school districts to assess learning loss. Ultimately, there is no valid purpose for administering MCAS this spring to our students that we are able to present to you – other than the administration of the test will fulfill a perfunctory compliance task that is disruptive and stealing our valuable time away from efforts toward a healthy return, recovery, and acceleration of learning for all. Stealing time from our students. Therefore, we ask that you join us in putting students first this spring; in providing students what they need through an equity lens. Join us in requesting Commissioner Riley and Secretary Peyser petition Secretary of US DOE Miguel Cardona to waive the federal requirement for state testing this year. We are Massachusetts, number one in the nation for education. When we talk, our federal leaders do listen. We ask for the Massachusetts Board of Education members to join us in putting our students first. Sincerely, Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Boston Public Schools Dr. Kenneth Salim, Cambridge Public Schools Dr. Almudena G. Abeyta, Chelsea Public Schools Lynn Clark, Chicopee Public Schools Priya Tahiliani, Everett Public Schools Dr. Matthew Malone, Fall River Public Schools Robert M. Jokela, Fitchburg Public Schools Dr. Robert A. Tremblay, Framingham Public Schools Margaret Marotta, Haverhill Public Schools Paula Deacon, Leominster Public Schools Dr. Joel D. Boyd, Lowell Public Schools Dr. Patrick Tutwiler, Lynn Public Schools John Oteri, Malden Public Schools Thomas Anderson, New Bedford Public Schools Dr. Dianne Kelly, Revere Public Schools Daniel J. Warwick, Springfield Public Schools Maureen Binienda, Worcester Public Schools John J. Cabral, Taunton Public Schools

Page 6 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Calling all athletic and scholarly Everett High School seniors T he “E” Club of Everett is looking for you to apply for our current year’s “E” Club Scholarship and awards. These awards are given to the top-ranked seniors who are attending a college or university starting in the fall. You must have at least three or more varsity letters. Make sure to have your transcript handy. If you are eligible, please email or see Tammy Turner, tturner@everett.k12.ma.us. You can also fill out the form online at https://forms.gle/ y4ycsKBK9pkdqzgLA If you need any further assistance or you have any questions about the Scholarship Application, please feel free MAPC teams up with artists on COVID-19 communications T he Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) will work with artists to reach underserved communities with COVID-19-related public health messages, including the importance of getting vaccinated. During the next few months, nine artists and artist teams will create posters, videos, postcards, public art, comic strips and other accessible artworks that can be used by health agencies, municipalities and community groups to spread the word about COVID-19-related public health advice. As vaccination eligibility expands, communities will face new challenges related to the equitable deployment of effective, simple and evidence-basic information. To meet this need, in February, MAPC invited artists, designers and creatives to pitch concepts to inspire safe and healthy behaviors. More than 30 artists and artist teams applied for grants. Of these, MAPC and an advisory committee of local public health, public art and community representatives chose nine artists and artist teams as the recipients of $45,000 in grant funding. Priority was given to projects that engage diverse ethnic, cultural and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, and many of the completed projects will be available in multiple languages. Once completed, MAPC will make the artworks available for digital download and sharing. “Readily-available vaccine communication resources are not always resonating with communities of color that have been treated unjustly by medical systems,” said MAPC Arts and Culture Director Jennifer Sien Erickson. “Many materials also aren’t designed to reach communities speaking languages other than English. We are excited to partner with this diverse team of local artists to promote equity in community access to the vaccines.” For more information, visit www.mapc.org/covid19-art. Reach out the MAPC Digital Communications Specialist Elise Harmon at eharmon@ mapc.org for more information or to arrange interviews. The selected artists and artist teams: The Chinatown Project – A group of creative individuals dedicated to creating a digital archive of Downtown Boston’s Chinatown. Their mission is to preserve Chinatown’s culture, using videography and photography to capture and tell the stories of its business owners. Lead applicant Aubrey Tang is one of the founders. Learn more at https://www. instagram.com/chinatown. project. “COVID-19 has severely impacted Boston Chinatown,” said Tang. “In this past year, these businesses have worked extremely hard to keep themselves afloat while protecting themselves and their customers from COVID-19. The Chinatown Project plans to highlight these businesses and business owners, while also educating the public on the importance of following COVID-19 safety protocols.” Rachel Domond – a selftaught Haitian artist in Roxbury. Her art explores themes of land, sovereignty and pride in home, drawing from the revolutionary and traditional cultural motives of peoples’ movements both in the United States and abroad, past and present. Learn more at https:// racheldomond.weebly.com/. Elevated Thought – an art and social justice organization in Lawrence. The organization develops spaces for BIPOC youths and communities to engage with art. Lead applicant Alex J. Brien is the organization’s production director. Learn more at www.elevatedthought.org. “We feel art has a responsibility to contribute to the awareness and science through this pandemic as we move toward reopening more public spaces,” said Brien. “As marginalized communities have been hit the hardest during this past year, we hope to provide vaccination education, while also creatively uplifting the city of Lawrence.” Chelvanaya Gabriel – a multimedia art activist/storyteller and resilience facilitator based in Western Massachusetts. In works ranging from poetry to paintings and murals, “she/they” asks, “Whose story isn’t being told?” Learn more at http://chelvanaya. com. “Art heals and communicates powerfully,” said Gabriel. “I will hold Creative Resilience COVID-19 story circles with Holyoke’s Puerto Rican/ Afro-Caribbean communities and incorporate residents’ own words into designs representing our hopes for the COVID-19 vaccines, especially the relief that one feels when a loved one, who is vulnerable and far away, is finally vaccinated.” Greater Boston Artist Collective (GBAC) – an arts organization whose mission is to uplift voiceless artists and provide a platform for all communities and cultures to share their stories. GBAC’s “dream team”: Gisell Builes, Elisa GarMAPC | SEE PAGE 23 to email eclubofeverett@ gmail.com, and we will respond to you as quickly as possible. All final applications are due April 2 at 3 p.m. Good luck to all who apply.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Page 7 AG Healey announces Children’s Justice Unit T o reflect the breadth of work being done to promote more equitable and positive outcomes for vulnerable children and young people in Massachusetts, Attorney General Maura Healey announced on March 25 her office’s newly renamed Children’s Justice Unit (CJU). The unit replaces the Child and Youth Protection Unit, the first-of-its-kind unit that Healey created in 2015. As the unit has developed over the years, it has taken on a broad range of litigation and policy work, including in education, juvenile justice, child welfare, immigration and substance abuse-prevention. Embedded in and working closely with the Civil Rights Division, CJU has focused on initiatives that ensure justice and equity for Massachusetts’s young people. “We created this unit to utilize our office’s unique position and expertise to advocate for and protect our state’s youngest residents, and we have seen that work grow over the past five years to meet the needs of children and families,” Healey said. “As we take on more initiatives to ensure justice and equity, we want the focus of our newly-named Children’s Justice Unit to reflect our increased work to support vulnerable children and young people in Massachusetts.” Some examples of CJU’s past and present work: • Addressing hate, bullying and harassment in schools: CJU engages in work to stop harassment and bullying in schools. Recent work includes creating guidance for schools to help prevent and address hate and bias incidents, suing former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over Title IX regulations that weaken protections for sexual assault and harassment survivors and most recently filing a Supreme Court amicus brief supporting schools’ ability to address certain off-campus bullying. • Education equity: CJU’s focus on education equity includes advocacy on K-12 school funding reform. This work is all the more important given the education inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. • Early education and care: CJU leads work to support the state’s youngest residents, including creating a grant program for early education and care providers seeking training on trauma-informed care for at-risk children, and leading the office’s response to the closure of childcare programs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. • School resource officers: CJU’s work related to school resource officers includes the release of a statewide model Memorandum of Understanding for School Resource Officers to help create a safe and supportive learning environment and serving as AG Healey’s designee on the Model School Resource Officer Memorandum of Understanding Review Commission established in recent legislation. • Food insecurity: CJU engages in work to address hunger among children and their families, including fighting back against Trump Administration rules to limit Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and take away free school meals. CJU has also built partnerships with local food banks and advocacy organizations to help combat food insecurity. • Children in DCF care or other out-of-home situations: Working with partners in government and advocacy organizations, CJU works to promote the best interests of children who are involved with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) and/or in caregiving situations outside of their home. For example, CJU represents the Massachusetts Attorney General on the Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and advocated for legislation signed into law this year that provides a right to counsel for indigent longterm guardians in custody cases. CJU has also engaged in advocacy for the rights of LGBTQ caregivers, including through amicus briefs in support of the right of same-sex couples to be foster parents, to help ensure that children in foster care have loving, caring homes available to them. • Human trafficking of children: In a new partnership with Healey’s Human Trafficking Division, CJU is increasing its work to help prevent and address human trafficking of children, specifically commercial sexual exploitation, using advocacy, public education and/or civil enforcement tools. • Federal immigration lawsuits: CJU has fought back against immigration actions targeting young people and their families, including multistate cases to stop family separation, prevent prolonged and indefinite family detention and protect international students in Massachusetts. CJU will continue to pursue outreach and other work with state and federal partners to bolster trust and protections and undo harms against immigrant communities in Massachusetts. • Youth vaping: In partnership with the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division (CPD), CJU has helped to file litigation against e-cigarette companies, including JUUL Labs Inc., for creating a youth vaping epidemic by intentionally marketing and selling its e-cigarettes to young people. With CPD and Healey’s Policy & Government Division, CJU advocated for successful legislation banning flavored e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. The Children’s Justice Unit leverages its expertise by working closely with other divisions and bureaus in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office on child-related work and also advises child-serving state agencies. The unit is led by Director Angela Brooks and Assistant Attorney General Abby Eshghi.

Page 8 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 EHS introduces 2021 varsity boys and girls’ hockey team Standing, from left to right, are Alumni Volunteer D.J. Schovanec, Coach Michael Bowdridge, Jonathan Brandano, Liam Nee, Lukas Deguire, Cameron Couto, Jacob Cantone, Riya Tanizaki, Shamus Royds, Gil Bairos, Max Brown, David Saia, Aaron Hickey, Dante Masucci, Brendan Currie and Head Coach Alex Naumann. Kneeling, from left to right, are Jonathan Noguera, Kaleigh Snook, Riley Constantine, Chris Doe, Cameron Neal and Jeff rey Moran. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) RETIRE YOUR MORTGAGE BEFORE YOU RETIRE! Apply for our 10 & Done Loan and you could get rid of your mortgage sooner! Apply online at massbaycu.org or call (617) 269-2700 and let’s do the math together! Closing Costs $499! 10 & Done Home Loan 2.625% 2.728% SOUTH BOSTON – EVERETT – QUINCY – SEAPORT massbaycu.org (617) 269-2700 *APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Interest Rate and APR are as of March 15, 2021 and are subject to change without notice. The APR is calculated based on a loan amount of $100,000 for a term of 10 years or 120 months. Payments are $9.48 per $1,000 borrowed. Owner occupied condos and single family primary residences only. Payment doesn’t include taxes, insurance or HOA fees. The actual payment obligation will be greater. Maximum loan amount is $300,000. The maximum LTV is 80% up to $200,000. The maximum LTV is 70% for loans over $200,000 up to $300,000. Loan must be in first lien position. Other terms and restrictions apply including a 620 minimum credit score. Proof of adequate property insurance required and flood insurance may also be required. Subject to credit approval. $499 closing costs apply. NMLS ID #615913. Subject to membership eligibility, see our website for details. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY Rate APR* Senior Kaleigh Snook Senior Brendan Currie SENIORS/ALUMNI: Shown, from left to right, are Alumni Volunteer D.J. Schovanec, Coach Mike Bowdridge, Kaleigh Snook, Max Brown, Brendan Currie, Aaron Hickey and Head Coach Alex Naumann. Senior Aaron Hickey Senior Max Brown

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Page 9 ~ GBL SPORTS NOTEBOOK ~ Former Everett record-setting QB Jonathan DiBiaso joins Coaching Staff at Vanderbilt Revere’s Calvin Boudreau a throwback ‘athlete for all seasons’ Malden’s Alayans are a brother-sister duo on the basketball court this season By Steve Freker t looks like that “it’s in the genes” adage is right on the money when it comes to the post-high school football rise of Everett’s Jonathan DiBiaso. After a three-year stint as a graduate assistant on the staffs of two bigtime college football head coaches, the former record-setting Everett High quarterback is in the midst of a new adventure. DiBiaso was named as assistant coach for Vanderbilt University football in Nashville, Tenn., in February, where he is serving on the staff of first-year head coach Clark Lea, who was appointed in December. I $45 yd. J& S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. MULCH SALE! Discount Spring Special PICK-UP or DELIVERY AVAILABLE 617-389-1490 Premium Hemlock or Pitch Black BELOW WHOLESALE COSTS LANDSCAPERS WELCOME $4 yd. $40 yd. $3 yd. Jonathan DiBiaso threw a school and state record 103 TD passes in his high school football career at Everett. (Courtesy Photo) Jonathan DiBiaso in February was named as assistant coach on the staff at Vanderbilt University in the Southeastern Conference. (Courtesy/Vanderbilt Football) DiBiaso has spent the past three years working on the offensive side of the ball and handling some recruiting chores for the Boston College Eagles: two years under former BC head man Frank Spaziani and then retained this past season by first-year Eagle head coach Jeff Hafley. At Vanderbilt, DiBiaso is working as an offensive analyst under offensive coordinator David Raih, who came to Vandy after seven seasons in the pro ranks with the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals. DiBiaso is the son of legendary former Crimson Tide Head Coach John DiBiaso, who is regarded by more than a few high school football watchers as one of the best coachper Bowl wins in his junior and senior years in 2010 and 2011. DiBiaso, who threw a school and state record 103 TD passes in his career, helped lead the Crimson Tide to a 25-0 record and back-to-back Super Bowl SPORTS | SEE PAGE 10 Law Offices of Calvin Boudreau is a threesport student-athlete and three-sport captain for Revere High. He starts his senior year in football immediately, after concluding his basketball career this week. (Courtesy Photo) es in Massachusetts history, with over 300 victories and 10 MIAA Super Bowl Championships, nine of them at Everett High. At Everett, the younger DiBiaso smashed every single season and career passing record in existence for the storied Crimson Tide program, leading Everett to a pair of SuJOSEPH D. CATALDO, P.C. “ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW” • ESTATE/MEDICAID PLANNING • WILLS/TRUSTS/ESTATES • INCOME TAX PREPARATION • WEALTH MANAGEMENT • RETIREMENT PLANNING • ELDER LAW 369 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 (617)381-9600 JOSEPH D. CATALDO, CPA, CFP, MST, ESQUIRE. AICPA Personal Financial Specialist Designee

Page 10 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 SPORTS | FROM PAGE 9 titles in his junior and senior years. He was named the Gatorade Massachusetts Football Player following his senior year. He played a year of college football at Dartmouth College in the Ivy League and then two years at Tufts University in Medford. DiBiaso earned a bachelor of arts in Italian at Tufts and a master’s degree in Athletic Administration at Boston College. Good luck, Jonathan! ‘Throwback’ threesport athlete Calvin Boudreau is also a three-sport captain for Revere High Call him a “throwback” to other days when it was more common for student-athletes at Revere High and other schools Ali Alayan (with ball) is part of a brother-sister Malden High basketball duo this season. throughout the Greater Boston League to play a diff erent sport in all three of the seasons: fall, winter and spring. Patriots senior Calvin Boudreau, a talented 6-1, 185 athlete, is not only play(Courtesy Photo) ing all three seasons – he is playing all three seasons in a row! This week Boudreau is fi nishing up his “winter” season on the RHS varsity boys’ basketball team as a swing man. On Yasmine Alayan is her third season as a varsity player as a junior for Malden High. (Courtesy/MHS Blue and Gold) Saturday, Boudreau puts away his sneakers and puts on football cleats as the two-year starting quarterback joins his teammates who have been practicing for the past week at Dello Russo Stadium. After the football season ends in mid-May, Boudreau will fi nish his Revere athletic career as a fi rst baseman for the Patriots’ baseball squad. To top it all off , Boudreau is serving as a senior captain in all three seasons! Way to go, Calvin! Good luck as you fi nish your “throwback” senior year. Ali and Yasmine Alayan are a brother-sister tandem this season for Malden High Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball While no spectators have been allowed this season for Greater Boston League sporting events, one exception has been in Malden. There is a brother-sister duo 2021 STREET SWEEPING SEASON: APRIL 1ST THROUGH NOVEMBER 30TH Please be reminded that the 2021 Street Sweeping Season begins on April 1st. Please be sure to check the signs on your street for parking restrictions in your neighborhood. Street sweeping is essential to eliminate issues and costs related to trash and debris getting into the underground sewage system. Please be aware that vehicles that do not complywith this ordinancemay be subject to ticketing and towing. Please call 311 with any questions. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. TEMPORADA DE BARRIDO DE CALLE 2021: 1 DE ABRIL AL 30 DE NOVIEMBRE Recuerde que la temporada de barrido de calles de 2021 comienza el 1 de abril. Asegúrese de revisar las señales en su calle para ver si hay restricciones de estacionamiento en su vecindario. El barrido de calles es esencial para eliminar problemas y costos relacionados con la entrada de basura y escombros al sistema de alcantarillado subterráneo. Tenga en cuenta que los vehículos que no cumplan con esta ordenanza pueden estar sujetos a multas y remolque. Llame al 311 si tiene alguna pregunta. Su cooperación esmuy apreciada. 2021 STREET SWEEPING SEZON: 1YE AVRIL JIS KO 30 NOVANM Tanpri sonje ke 2021 Street Sweeping Season kòmanse 1ye avril. Tanpri asirew ke ou tcheke siy ki nan lari a pou restriksyon pakin nan katye ou. bale lari a esansyèl pou elimine pwoblèm ak depans ki gen rapò ak fatra ak debri k ap antre nan sistèm dlo egou anba tè a. Tanpri sonje kemachin ki pa konfòme yo avèk òdonans sa a ka sijè a tikè ak remoke. Tanpri rele 311 ak nenpòt kesyon. Koperasyon ou apresye anpil. 2021 TEMPORADA DE VARREDURA DE RUA: 1 DE ABRIL A 30 DE NOVEMBRO Lembre-se de que a Temporada de Varredura de Rua de 2021 começa no dia 1º de abril. Verifique as placas na sua rua para ver se há restrições de estacionamento na sua vizinhança. A varredura de ruas é essencial para eliminar problemas e custos relacionados à entrada de lixo e entulho no sistema de esgoto subterrâneo. Por favor esteja ciente de que os veículos que não cumpram com esta ordem podem estar sujeitos a emissão demultas e reboque. Em caso de dúvidas ligue para o 311. Agradecemos a sua colaboração. Everett residents named to MCPHS Dean’s List B OSTON – The following Everett residents were named to the Dean’s List at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) for the fall 2020 semester: Mackenzie Cavanaugh, Vy Do, Keily Perez Bonilla, Calvin Tran, Sebastian Bernal, Huu Binh Nguyen, Eva Shkreta and Jacob Gebru. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. performing for the Golden Tornados girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball teams. Senior captain Ali Alayan is in his fi rst year as a regular starter for head coach Don Nally’s Malden High boys’ team. His younger sister, Yasmine Alayan, is a junior starter in her third year of varsity action for Golden Tornados head girls’ basketball coach Scott Marino. As the seasons conclude this week, both Alayans are leading their respective teams in scoring, with nearly identical points per game averages, Ali with an 8.7 average and Yasmine at 8.1 points per game. Both players are allowed to watch the other play in the newly confi gured boys’ and girls’ varsity teams playing back-to-back this winter. “Yasmine has had a steady season, despite the different schedule and some new faces this year,” Coach Marino said. “We have a very young team and Ali has provided a lot of leadership and has been a good role model,” Coach Nally said of his senior captain.




Page 14 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Spring can deliver severe weather surprises SERVPRO property damage restoration specialists in the Everett area offer property owners tips about possible hazards and advance planning tools S pring brings warmer weather, longer days and a much-anticipated break from winter. It also brings a very real threat of severe weather, according to disaster recovery specialists with Servpro in the Everett area. There is a reason for this, according to Servpro Industries LLC CEO Rick Isaacson. “The frequent change in cold and warm temperatures in spring creates an elevated risk for severe weather across the country,” said Isaacson. “Ranging from flooding rain in the Northwest to thunderstorms and tornadoes in the Southeast, spring weather can be unpredictable at best and downright dangerous at worst.” “When you give some thought to the types of hazards a spring storm could produce, you can begin to plan for the safety of your family as well as your home or business,” said Isaacson. Depending on your locale, here are some ways a spring storm might damage your home or business: water damage caused by flooding from melting snow, foundation washouts from coastal storms, frozen pipes that burst, sump pumps that fail during power outages, torrential downpours or faulty air-conditioning condensation lines during a heat wave. Fire damage can be caused by use of alternate emergency heat sources, sprinkler systems that fail due to freezing pipes, downed power lines or environmental conditions leading to structure fires. Wind damage can be caused by fallen trees and limbs, damage to siding and roofs and downed power lines. “Of course, most of these hazards don’t happen in isolation,” said Isaacson. “For example, tornadoes and violent thunderstorms put property owners at risk for water, fire and wind damage. It’s important to understand which hazards might affect your property and your family, and then take the proper steps to prepare.” Local Servpro professionals suggest investigating resources available online from the U.S. Government’s “Ready” program at https://www.ready.gov/severe-weather and other free tools, like the SERVPRO Ready app at https://ready.servpro. com/home/mobileapp. Home and business owners can use this app to store essential contact and property information electronically and then access it in seconds with a mobile device. Local business owners who also designate their local Servpro franchise as their disaster mitigation and restoration provider gain peace of mind from a no-cost assessment of their facility conducted by Servpro professionals, who then assist the owner in completing a comprehensive Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) to be stored in the Ready app. “Because it’s difficult to predict when severe weather will strike – or what form it may take – it’s important to plan in advance,” said Isaacson. Servpro is an industry leader and provider of fire, water and wind cleanup and restoration services. For more information about weather-related damage restoration services, please visit www.servpro.com. For more information on Servpro in the Everett area, please contact one of the local business owners below. For Servpro of Malden/Melrose, please contact Paul Petrycki at 781-665-6396 or esullivan@ servpromedford.com. For Servpro of Medford/Everett, please contact Petrycki at 781-3954444 or esullivan@servpromedford.com.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Page 15 Fool’s Errand: Treasure Hunt Filled with Surprising Twists Offers the Perfect Escape Greenwich, CT, March 30, 2021 — The love between a father and a son can be both complicated and compelling, especially when the father is a charming rogue. “Blackie” Rinaldi had ties to the mob, and his only son has done all he can to avoid the pitfalls of his father’s chosen path. But when an enigmatic letter hinting at a cache of stolen money surfaces six years after Blackie’s untimely death, the younger Rinaldi is forced to confront his father’s colorful past. An international treasure hunt ensues, with surprising twists and engaging characters. Fool’s Errand from Jeffrey S. Stephens, author of the popular Jordan Sandor series, is an entertaining story of family ties and a parent’s never-ending influence. Blackie’s son follows a series of clues from the mean streets of New York to the Las Vegas Strip, and ultimately to the South of France. Along the way, he is confronted by dangerous mobsters, disFUNDING | FROM PAGE 3 finally have a positive outcome. This has been the result of a tremendous amount of time and effort, and it has consumed the work of my office for weeks,” he said. “I am grateful to the Baker Administration for working so closely with myself and our local and federal leaders to secure a resolution and ensure that our hardest hit communities receive the funding we both need and deserve.” Ward 1 Councillor Fred Capone said this funding allocation is an example of Baker’s ongoing commitment to Everett. “Without these funds, efforts to assist our residents and businesses through this difficult time would not be possible,” he said. “We must allocate these funds wisely, as the steady stream of federal and state aid will not last forever.” Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro said the state intervened at a time when the federal government fell short. “I am thankful that our state officials stepped up to the plate and bailed us out while our federal delegation left us grasping for straws,” he said. “It’s a shame that our federal delegation was asleep at the wheel on this one.” honest relatives, suspicious friends, a mysterious woman and the risks of a journey his father may or may not have planned for him. With the ideal balance of humor and heart, adventure and romance, Fool’s Errand features compelling, relatable characters and a fast-paced narrative that will keep readers guessing as each new secret is revealed. Author Jeffrey S. Stephens lives in Greenwich, Connecticut. He is also the author of the Jordan Sandor espionage thrillers, beginning with Targets of Deception and, most recently, Rogue Mission. He is also the author of the recent thriller, Crimes and Passion, the first in a planned series featuring Lieutenant Robbie Whyte. For more information, please visit www.jeffreystephens.com.

Page 16 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 AG Healey issues updated advisory to warn residents about COVID-19 vaccine scams A s more residents receive and become eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Attorney General Maura Healey is issuing an updated advisory to residents about potential scams and misinformation intended to exploit the pandemic, while reminding residents to have confidence in the vaccination process. The AG’s Office has received reports about people getting spam or scam emails or texts after they’ve received vaccines or registered for vaccines through legitimate websites. While there have been no reported breaches of patient information from legitimate vaccine websites, the AG’s Office urges people to remain cautious about vaccine scams. “Scammers are always looking for the next opportunity to take advantage of a crisis, and now they are targeting people who may have just signed up for or received the vaccine,” Healey said. “We’ve been in touch with our state and health care partners to ensure patient information isn’t being shared, compromised, or sold through official vaccine websites. We want people to be confident about signing up for and receiving the vaccine through those sites, while remaining vigilant about vaccine scams.” Many of these vaccine scams involve people who’ve registered for or received the vaccine who then get spam or scam emails or text congratulating them on their appointment or vaccination and asking them to click a link to claim a prize of some kind. The timing is likely coincidental now that more than two million Massachusetts residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine. People should still follow the following advice: Be Cautious: Don’t re - spond to or click on links from a person or company you do not know, especially if it asks for personal or financial information. Many of these are phishing attempts. Instead, contact the person or company directly using a phone number or website you know is real. Never provide personal information, including passwords, bank account details, or your Social Security number via email or text to an unverified source. Be Wary of Requests for Payment: Be wary of any unsolicited offers that require you to provide credit card or bank account information or ask for payment or a deposit in exchange for early or expediated access to vaccines. You cannot pay to jump the line and Massachusetts residents do not have to pay out of pocket for the vaccine. Disinformation Campaigns: Healey urged Facebook and Twitter to take stronger measures to stop the spread of dangerous anti-vaxxer disinformation on their social media platforms. Online campaigns with a range of disinformation have flourished, sparking fear and distrust about vaccines. To prevent the spread of misinformation, don’t forward or share these false messages. Instead, for accurate information, consult with reputable sources including your doctor, trusted community leaders, the CDC, Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and your city or town board of health. Rep o rt Spam o r Scams: General spam emails (emails without any of your personal information) should be reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3.gov). If you have reason to think that your personal information has been compromised, contact the AG’s Office at ago@mass.gov. For more information and guidance on COVID-related email scams and phone scams, see the AG’s December 2020 vaccine scam advisory. To avoid fraud, the AG’s Office advises that residents follow guidance and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s website for upto-date information about authorized vaccine distribution in Massachusetts, and never share your personal or health information with anyone other than known and trusted medical professionals. The AG’s Office also recommends the Federal Trade Commission’s guidance on avoiding COVID-19 vaccine scams.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Page 17 Virtual bike share meeting slated for April 13 M ayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that the City of Everett in partnership with Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville will be cohosting a public meeting regarding the Bluebikes bike sharing program throughout all communities on Tuesday, April 13 at 6 p.m. The meeting is being held virtually to comply with COVID-19 guidelines. “The Bluebikes program has been a wonderful addition to our community,” said DeMaria. “I am proud to be working with these municipalities to help strengthen the initiative. It provides an alternative form of transportation as well as a great opportunity to exercise. I encourage all Everett residents to participate in this public meeting to learn more Former Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Charged in Superseding Indictment OSTON – A federal grand jury in Boston returned a superseding indictment yesterday charging the former Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe with filing false tax returns. The former Chairman and the owner of an architecture-and-design firm were previously charged in connection with a bribery scheme involving the Tribe’s plans to build a resort and casino in Taunton. Cedric Cromwell, 55, of AtB tleboro, the former Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, was charged in a superseding indictment with four counts of filing a false tax return. In November 2020, Cromwell and David DeQuattro, 54, of Warwick, R.I., were each indicted on two counts of accepting or paying bribes as an agent (or to an agent) of an Indian tribal government and one count of conspiring to commit bribery. Cromwell was also indicted on four counts of extortion under color of official right and one count of conspiring to commit extortion. FORMER | SEE PAGE 19 about this multi-community program.” The meeting is being held to share information with the public about the current system as well as update the public on the bike share program’s pricing. In addition, the Bluebikes program data and general biking trends from 2020 will be discussed. This meeting will then provide a 2021 preview with details about possible expansions with new stations and new communities. Registration is required to attend the event and is available online at bit.ly/ april-bikeshare. The public is encouraged to submit comments and questions prior to the event at bit.ly/april-bikeshare-comments.

Page 18 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 ~ BOOK REVIEW ~ Building a life together Life priorities for newlyweds F or future brides and grooms and recent newlyweds, combining assets under one roof takes more than a moving van and space for all their belongings. Every couple planning to build a life together should take prudent actions to protect their future. The months leading up to a wedding can be one of the most exciting times in a person's life. They can also be one of the most stressful. From finding the perfect venue to planning the reception, the long list of wedding to-dos can seem never ending. The wedding itself though is not the only thing couples need to consider before their big day. There are other vital tasks that should be completed in order to ensure not only the perfect wedding, but also the perfect start to a marriage. “Securing life insurance should be one of the first priorities for newlyweds but is often, perhaps understandably, overlooked,” said Timothy Heslin, Interim Head of AIG Life US. “However, if you pass away unexpectedly and don’t have coverage, your spouse could become responsible for your student loans, car payments, credit card debt and mortgage. Investing in a life insurance policy is one of the best ways to protect your partner against a financial crisis if something were to happen to you.” While many couples choose to wait to purchase life insurance until, for example, after the birth of their first child, this could cost them in the long run. “Keep in mind that the younger you are when you get life insurance, the lower your monthly payments can be,” said Heslin. “By locking in an affordable rate, you could save thousands of dollars over the course of your lifetime. For more information on AIG Life insurance products and basics, visit https://www.lifeandretirement.aig.com/life-iq. State COVID-19 pooled testing finds 0.7 percent positivity rate in schools T he Baker-Polito Administration recently announced that data collected from its statewide, first-in-thenation pooled testing initiative in schools across the Commonwealth found low positivity rates – far less than one percent – among students and staff. The statewide testing program, which is funded entirely by the Commonwealth and available to every Massachusetts public school at no cost, was extended through the school year. Launched in February and the first program of its kind nationwide, Massachusetts schools have tested nearly 159,000 individuals in 22,679 pools with a pool positivity rate of 0.76 percent to date; because the average pool included seven people, individual prevalence among those tested is well below that number. More than 1,000 schools are enrolled in the COVID-19 pooled testing initiative, and more than 329,000 students, educators and staff are eligible to be tested on a weekly basis. Of the collected pooled tests, the Commonwealth is not aware of any in which there was more than one positive individual, suggesting that there is extremely little evidence of in-school transmission of COVID-19 in Massachusetts. The test is performed at least once per week on an anterior nasal swab, and results are delivered within 24 hours. If a pooled test result is negative, then all individuals within that pool are presumed negative and may continue to remain in school. If a pooled test result is positive, then everyone in the pool is given an individual diagnostic test. Once positive individuals are identified, they must follow isolation guidance. Students, teachers and staff that were close contacts of the positive individual must quarantine according to current requirements. According to a study conducted by The Rockefeller Foundation and released in December 2020, community outbreak had not been traced to an elementary school, with contact tracing studies concluding that children are almost never the source in inTESTING | SEE PAGE 25 For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Page 19 S y Senior How to Search for Senior Sa e a BY JIM MILLER t S h f Dear Looking, One of the best, yet underutilized perks of growing older in the United States is the many discounts that are available to older adults. There are literally thousands of discounts on a wide variety of products and services including restaurants, grocery stores, travel and lodging, entertainment, retail and apparel, health and beauty, automotive services and much more. These discounts – typically ranging between 5 and 25 percent off – can add up to save you hundreds of dollars each year. So, if you don’t mind admitting your age, here are some tips and tools to help you fi nd the discounts you may be eligible for. Ask! The fi rst thing to know is that most businesses don’t advertise them, but many give senior discounts just for the asking, so don’t be shy. You also need to know that while some discounts are available as soon as you turn 50, most don’t kick in until you turn 55, 60, 62 or 65. Search Online Because senior discounts frequently change and can vary depending on where you live and the time of the year, the internet is the easiest way to locate them. A good place to start is at TheSeniorList.com (click on the “Senior Discounts” tab), which provides a large list of discounts in categories, i.e., restaurant dining, grocery stores, retail stores, prescription medications, travel discounts and more. You can also search for discounts by provider. Go to a search engine like Google and Yahoo and type in the business or organization you’re curious about, followed by “senior discount” or “senior discount tickets.” If you use a smartphone, there are also apps you can use like the “Senior Discounts & Coupons” app (available on the App Store and Google Play), which categorizes discounts by age and type. Join a Club Another good avenue to senior discounts is through membership organizations like AARP, which off ers its members age 50 and older a wide variety of discounts through affi liate businesses (see AARPdiscounts.com). If, however, you don’t like or agree with AARP, there are other organizations you can join Senio Discounts in 2021 Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 60 and would like to fi nd out the best way to go about locating senior discounts. Looking to Save that also provide discounts like the American Seniors Association (AmericanSeniors.org), the American Automobile Association (AAA.com), or for retired federal workers, the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE.org). Types of Discounts Here’s an abbreviated rundown of some of the diff erent types of discounts you can expect to fi nd. Restaurants: Senior discounts are common at restaurants and fast-food establishments – like Applebee’s, Arby’s, Burger King, Chili’s, Denny’s and IHOP – ranging from free/discounted drinks, to discounts off your total order. Retailers: Many thrift stores like Goodwill and Salvation Army, and certain retailers like TJ Maxx, Banana Republic, Kohl’s, Michaels, Ross and Walgreens stores off er a break to seniors on certain days of the week. Grocery stores: Many locally owned grocery stores off er senior discount programs, as do some chains like BI-LO, Piggly-Wiggly, Fry’s Food Stores, New Seasons, Fred Meyer, and Hy-Vee, which off er discounts on certain days of the week, but they vary by location. Travel: American, United and Southwest Airlines provide limited senior fares in the U.S. to passengers 65 and older, while British Airlines off ers AARP members discounts of up to $200. Amtrak provides a 15 percent discount to travelers over 62. Most car rental companies give discounts to 50-plus customers or those who belong to organizations like AARP. Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Celebrity and Carnival cruise lines off er discount rates to cruisers 55 and over. And, most hotels off er senior discounts, usually ranging from 10 to 20 percent. Entertainment: Most movie theaters, museums, golf courses, ski slopes and other public entertainment venues provide reduced admission to seniors over 60 or 65. And the National Park Service off ers a lifetime senior pass for those 62 and older for $80 (see nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm). 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 S i nr ior FORMER | FROM PAGE 17 According to the superseding indictment, when Cromwell fi led his personal income tax returns for tax years 2014 through 2017, he failed to report bribes that he allegedly received from DeQuattro’s company, through DeQuattro, in connection with that company’s contract to serve as the Tribe’s “owner’s representative” for the casino project. Cromwell also failed to report payments for consulting services that he performed for a company that developed and supplied forest carbon off sets, including by partnering with forest-owning Native American tribes. Cromwell was allegedly paid the consulting income through an intermediary identifi ed as “P-Co.,” which was formed by a business associate of Cromwell. The business associate was the only authorized signatory on a bank account identifi ed as the “PCo. Shell Company Account.” Cromwell also allegedly failed to report income to his company One Nation Development, paid through the P.-Co. Shell Company Account and the bank account of a Florida limited partnership, which originated with an investment holding company in Las Vegas. The only authorized signatory on the investment holding company’s bank account was the CEO of a Las Vegas-based architecture fi rm hired to be the architect for the Tribe’s casino project. The superseding indictment alleges that Cromwell failed to report $39,000 in 2014; $57,374 in 2015; $26,884 in 2016; and $54,134 in 2017, for a total of $177,393. The charge of fi ling a false tax return provides for a sentence of up to three years in prison, one year of supervised FORMER | SEE PAGE 26


THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Page 21 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. EST 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. 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.wmexboston.com Tune into 1510 AM if you still have an AM radio THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives and senators from the week of March 22-26. HELP BUSINESSES AND WORKERS (H 90) House 157-0, Senate 40-0, approved and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker a bill that supporters said will stabilize the state’s unemployment system and provide targeted tax relief to employers and workers. Provisions exclude Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans from being taxed by the state in 2020; exclude $10,200 of unemployment compensation received by an individual with a household income of less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level from gross income for tax purposes; and create a mechanism ensuring all employees will be able to access 40 hours of paid sick time for any COVID-related issues, including testing positive, needing to quarantine or caring for a loved one. Other provisions waive penalties on unemployment insurance taxes; freeze unemployment insurance rates paid by employers and extend the state’s tax filing deadline from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. Businesses would also face a new surcharge, in the form of an excise tax on employee wages, through December 2022 to help repay interest due in September on the federal loans. “With more people getting vaccinated by the day, and our economy re-opening, this bill will bring much needed relief to small busiBeacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen nesses, keep our essential front line workers safe, and target tax relief to lift up low-income families who lost jobs during this pandemic,” said Senate Ways and Means chair Sen. Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport). “I’m proud to join my colleagues in supporting legislation that seeks to ease the economic burdens brought on by the pandemic,” said Rep. Bill Driscoll (D-Milton), House chair of the Committee on COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management. “The Legislature has a commitment to the commonwealth’s workers, and I am glad to see funds go to those who need it most during these challenging times.” “I am proud to vote for legislation that will support workers and advance an equitable recovery,” said Sen. Jo Comerford (D-Northampton), Senate chair of the Committee on COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management. “In Western Massachusetts, main street businesses and nonprofits are the foundation of our economy and rightfully targeted for relief in this bill.” “The House and Senate enacted legislation to make important updates to our state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, which has provided an economic lifeline for so many families in need,” said Rep. Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury), House chair of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. “Our actions today will prevent a sharp increase in rates on our businesses, help stabilize the fund over the longer term, provide tax relief to lower income jobseekers and ensure that needed jobless benefits continue to flow.” “Massachusetts employers faced a significant increase in their unemployment insurance costs, with employers’ experience rates scheduled to jump from $539 to $858 per worker this year,” said Republican House Minority Leader Rep. Brad Jones (R-Nor th Reading). “This legislation mitigates that increase by freezing the rate schedule. Restaurants and small businesses, already struggling financially during the COVID-19 pandemic, secured federal Paycheck Protection Program loans to keep their businesses afloat and save employees’ jobs during the pandemic faced a collective tax bill of $150 million. This legislation will make sure their forgiven loans will not be subject to state taxes.” “Hundreds of thousands of people received benefits last year without taxes being withheld,” said Sen. Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville), Senate chair of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. “They have no idea that they owe taxes on those payments and are going to be hit hard in April. The bill will give them more time to pay taxes owed, eliminate usual penalties, and most importantly create a tax exemption for our most vulnerable families.” “Over the past year, thousands of Massachusetts workers have lost pay, or even lost their jobs, because they needed to stay home from work due to COVID symptoms, or to recover after receiving a vaccine,” said Steve Tolman, President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. “Countless other workers have gone to work even when they might be sick because they can’t afford not to get paid. Workers need Emergency Paid Sick Time today, and we urge Gov. Baker to sign this critical legislation immediately.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes 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 filed. 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 22-26, the House met for a total of eight hours and 54 minutes while the Senate met for a total of eight hours and 56 minutes. Mon. March 22 House 11:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Senate 11:09 a.m. to 6:47 p.m. Tues. March 23 No House session Wed. March 24 No House session Fri. March 26 No House session No Senate session No Senate session Thurs. March 25 House 1:02 p.m. to 2:11 p.m. Senate 1:18 p.m. to 2:36 p.m. No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com

Page 22 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Edward J. Gaudet, Jr. 77, of DeWitt, IA passed away Friday March 26, 2021 at the Clarissa cook Hospice House Bettendorf. Ed was born May 5, 1943 in Everett to Edward & Sarah (Goldstein) Gaudet. He joined the US Army in 1960 and was stationed in Germany where he met his first wife. In 1965 he was sent to Vietnam where he served as a medic in the First infantry Division. He returned home on his birthday in 1966. Ed had been employed with the US Postal Service prior to his retirement in 2005. In June of 2004 he was united in marriage to Margaret Clausen in Cordova, IL. He enjoyed classic car clubs, his BMW motorcycle adventures and was very active with numerous veterans groups especially the Vietnam Veterans Association #776 & #299 in the Quad Cities. Survivors include his wife Margaret Gaudet, De - Witt, IA; Sons Vince (Janet) Gaudet, Port Byron, IL, Andrew Gaudet, Moline, IL, & Gregg (Jamie) Gaudet, Davenport, IA; Step Children Theresa (Ben) Clarke, Katie (Chris) Mox, John (Emily) Clausen all of Clinton, IA, and Laura (Ben) Gooch, MD; many grand and step grandchildren; one great grandchild; 2 sisters Donna (Jim) Giordano & Jackie Moulton; nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Andrea Ford and a grandchild. Memorials may be made to your favorite veteran’s organization. OBITUARIES Carlos Ramos 67, passed away on Thursday, March 18. Carlos was born and raised in Chalatenango, El Salvador. At a young age, he moved to San Salvador where he earned a degree in business administration from Universidad Nacional de El Salvador. He worked as an accountant for 15 years before moving to the United States at the age of 34. Carlos and Mercedes raised their two sons Henry and Marvin in Cambridge where they lived for several years before settling into their forever home in Everett. Carlos enjoyed meeting people from all walks of life during his 30 years working at Durgin Park restaurant in Faneuil Hall. One of his most memorable moments was meeting a gentleman that would help him achieve his dream of watching a Barcelona FC soccer game at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain. He was a soccer fanatic who enjoyed watching his favorite two teams play: Barcelona FC of Spain and Alianza FC of El Salvador. Carlos could pick up a good conversation with anyone. He enjoyed meeting new people and loved sharing how proud he was of his sons. Carlos loved staying active, he enjoyed bike riding, walking, and running six miles every day regardless of the weather. In 2019, Carlos and Mercedes decided to retire and focus more on enjoying life together. They enjoyed traveling and spending time with their For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net sons and four grandchildren– who lovingly referred to him as “Papa Carlos.” He especially enjoyed birthday celebrations and was always the life of the party. He was always happy; you would always see him with a huge smile on his face. Carlos had the kindest heart.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 Page 23 MAPC | FROM PAGE 6 cia, Jennifer Medrano and Samantha Valletta. Learn more at www.greaterbostonartistcollective.com. “Art has always had the power to help heal, especially during these trying times,” said Valletta. “Using the power of film and multimedia, GBAC looks forward to creating a piece dedicated to the communities hit hardest by the virus. Our goal is to encourage everyone to come together for this last push, allowing us all to come out on the other side safer, refreshed and renewed.” Lillian Lee – a Boston-based cartoonist and illustrator whose work explores and celebrates her Chinese-American life. Her comic strip appears in SAMPAN newspaper. Learn more at https://emptybamboo1. On April 2, 1827, Joseph Dixon first manufactured what writing instrument in Salem, Mass.? 2. Which has more bones, a cat or a human? 3. April 2 is International Children’s Book Day, marking the 1805 birth of what Danish author of fairy tales? 4. What type of seaweed is traditional in sushi? 5. On April 3, 1934, what author of “My Life with the Chimpanzees” was born? 6. What Spanish novel is thought to be the all-time best-selling novel? 7. In 1923 what poet wrote in “Tulips & Chimneys” “...the world is mud-luscious... and... puddle-wonderful...”? 8. What popular Easter candy was the first candy to be sold by weight? 9. On April 4, 1932, Prof. C. Glen King in Pittsburgh isolated vitamin C from lemons, helping to prevent what disease once common among sailors? 10. For the White House easter egg roll race, what is used to roll the eggs? 11. About how long does it take for a hen to lay an egg: six hours, 12 hours or 24 hours? 12. April 4 is Hug a Newsman (or Woman) Day; what newsman said, “And that’s the way it is”? 13. How are “The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin,” “The Tailor of Gloucester” and “The Fairy Caravan” similar? 14. On April 5, 1858, what founder of the world’s largest mail order seed company was born? 15. What is another word for the number zero? 16. On April 6, 1896, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games was celebrated in what city? 17. What Scandinavian country is known for having over three million saunas? 18. On April 7, 1933, prohibition of what was repealed in the United States? 19. Who wrote the poem “Daffodils”? 20. On April 8, 1820, what sculpture was discovered on the Greek island of Milos? ANSWERS girl.com. “There’s so much information about COVID vaccinations – and it’s fast changing, too,” said Lee. “I’m excited to create art for this important public health initiative that will reach underserved communities.” Shaina Lu – a Taiwanese-American artist interested in the intersection of art, education and activism. Learn more at http://shainadoesart. com/. Krina Patel – a Boston-based educator and socially engaged artist. Her practice includes community art projects and studio work integrating traditional media with digital tools. Learn more at www.quietelephantpress.com. “Getting vaccinated is essential to ending this pandemic,” said Patel. “I plan to use this opportunity to spread that message in ways that resonate with different groups, using the voices of trusted community leaders.” Tran Vu – a Vietnamese-American interdisciplinary and transnational artist whose socially engaged work draws from her experience as a community organizer, educator and healer. Learn more at https://tranvuarts.com. “I’m excited to be a part of this critical work to create socially engaged art that speaks directly to BIPOC communities about public health during these urgent times,” said Vu. Office/Commercial Space for Lease 3 Large rooms, each with walk-in storage area. Ideal for Law Office or Aerobics Studio. Like new condition. Second floor elevator direct to unit. Seperate entrances - New Baths - Large Parking Area. On MBTA Bus Route #429. Located on Route 1 South at Walnut Street. Rollerworld Plaza Rte. 1 South 425 Broadway Saugus Call Michelle at: 781-233-9507 1. Lead pencils (He built a lead pencil factory and became the largest manufacturer of graphite products in the world.) 2. A cat 3. Hans Christian Andersen 4. Nori 5. Jane Goodall 6. “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes 7. E.E. Cummings 8. Jelly beans 9. Scurvy 10. Spoons 11. 24 hours 12. Walter Cronkite 13. They are books by Beatrix Potter. 14. Washington Atlee Burpee 15. Cipher 16. Athens 17. Finland 18. Beer of no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight 19. William Wordsworth 20. Venus de Milo

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Page 26 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 State Health officials award grant to pilot Telehealth Audiology Program T he Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has announced a grant to pilot a telehealth newborn diagnostic audiology service. Boston Children’s Hospital and Cape Cod Hospital will operate the pilot through their Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program for follow-up care. The federal CARES Act provided funding through the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. DPH was one of 21 federal awardees to support maternal and child FORMER | FROM PAGE 19 release and a fine of $100,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentenctelehealth focused programs. “Telehealth removed many barriers to accessing healthcare, including geography. This innovative program will allow families to receive care in their community and ensure that babies receive the timely hearing testing they need,” said Public Health Commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel. “Babies who are identified as deaf and hard of hearing early do better and families on Cape Cod and the Islands will benefit from easier access to these critical sering Guidelines and other statutory factors. Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal vices.” “The timing of this project was ideal. We learned a lot about remote healthcare as our clinics responded to the COVID emergency,” said Dr. Derek Stiles, director of the Audiology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. “We were able to apply that knowledge to setting up the remote hearing testing with Cape Cod Hospital, which will benefit families on the Cape and Islands beyond the lifting of quarantine.” The DPH is working with Bureau of Investigations, Boston Field Division; and Ramsey E. Covington, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigations in Boston made Boston Children’s to bring their audiological expertise to families living on Cape Cod and the Islands. The pilot will utilize a “hub and spoke” model where audiologists at Boston Children’s will assess newborns at Cape Cod Hospital via telehealth. A team member from Cape Cod Hospital’s The Family Birthplace will prepare the infant for the test while the audiologist at Boston Children’s will perform the testing remotely, explain the test results and provide counseling to the family. the announcement. U.S. Attorney Christine Wichers of Mendell’s Public Corruption & Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting the case. The details contained in the Cape Cod and the Islands fall into an underserved region for pediatric diagnostic audiology services, as babies born in the Southeast region of Massachusetts have been more than twice as likely as those in the rest of the state not to receive documented follow-up diagnostic testing after a failed newborn hearing screen. Typically, testing occurs at a DPH approved audiological diagnostic center. The closest approved centers to Cape Cod require travel to Fall River, Taunton or Boston. charging documents are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. 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 Urrutia, Ianire Anzueto, Otto D Anzueto, Thelma A SELLER1 Hung, Alexis Celsus LLC Aguilar-Landaverde, Otili Aguilar-Tejada, Maria M Goncalves, Laudiceia M Kubel, Cezary Cote, Michael K SELLER2 ADDRESS 43 Edith St #3 39 Madison Ave 41 Autumn St Hung, Janet 60 Englewood Ave CITY DATE Everett Everett Everett Everett PRICE 12.03.2021 11.03.2021 10.03.2021 08.03.2021 $420 000,00 $580 000,00 $715 000,00 $556 000,00

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