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Fielding A seamless and natural transition to become a new parish is currently taking place between St. Mary of the Assumption Church of Revere and Our Lady of Grace Church serving Chelsea and Everett that includes a beautiful, spiritual Haitian community and a growing Vietnamese community. The newly formed parish will be named with suggestions from Fr. John Sheridan, Pastor, the staff of both churches and the parishioners of each church. Final approval for a new parish name will be made by Cardinal Sean O’Malley, who received three fi nal proposals last week. To be clear: Each church will retain its current name and unique history. Both churches have shared one pastor and have been working together for 10 years, the last three as a collaborative. Fr. Jim Barry was initially the pastor for seven years for both churches. Fr. John Sheridan began his tenure as pastor three years ago this coming June when the collaborative was offi cially formed. Being a builder of parishes, relationships and collaboratives, he has brought a special spirituality and deep-rooted faith, joyful exuberance and a very downto-earth personality that is contagious and appreciated by the congregation of both churches. Through his motivation, the designation Morning Star Catholic Collaborative and the collaborative logo were created with participation by all. As a side note: Morning Star is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. Since both churches are named after her, albeit with diff erent titles, it is hoped that the new parish name will refl ect the collaborative’s current name OFFICIALS | FROM PAGE 1 In-person learning update In other news, SuperintenFor Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net dent of Schools Priya Tahiliani said teachers have been adjusting well to both in-person and remote instruction. “It’s defi nitely a balancing act, but the teachers seem to be transitioning pretty smoothly,” she said. As in-person learning continues to be phased in, Tahiliani said, 61 percent of the parents of students in grades 6-8 intend to send their children back to school on April 26. In addition, she said the district Fr. John Sheridan, Pastor (right) and Linda DeCristoforo, Pastoral Associate (left) are ready to lead St. Mary of the Assumption, of Revere, and Our Lady of Grace, of Chelsea/Everett, through the process to become one parish with a new name. Each church will retain its individual name and identity. or one attributed to her. Fr. John recently posted a letter to all parishioners on www. morningstarcatholic.org, the Morning Star Catholic Collaborative Facebook page, presented this news at all recent masses and spoke to parishioners on his weekly Monday video to parishioners called “A Word From Our Sponsor.” He stated, “Most of what we need to do we’ve been doing for years, and in many ways, there will be no noticeable diff erence in the daily life of our families. This will not aff ect our particular churches – St. Mary’s church and Our Lady of Grace church, our buildings and facilities and programs will remain as they are – we will have one parish. This merger will simply allow us to streamline what we do and make it easier and better. Both have so much to give – Our is back in the yellow category of COVID-19 transmission. She said that from April 1 through April 20, 79 children between the ages of 0 and 19 tested positive for the virus. By comparison, 98 children tested positive in March and 93 children tested positive in February. Lafayette School boiler and Munis The committee voted unanimously to allocate $540,660 to replace a 22-year-old boiler at the Lafayette School. Maintenance Director Steven Bond said the project will take eight to 10 weeks to complete and is slated to begin during the secLady of Grace’s history and dedication to social action, Generations of Faith, a strong and vital Haitian community and a strong Prattville community; St. Mary of the Assumption’s energy, social interaction and Faith Formation program – and our united commitment to St. Joseph Parish in L’Asile, Haiti; both parishes serve as homes to groups and organizations; we share staff members, musicians and clergy.” Fr. John continued, “Folks from both parishes have been meeting for months to build a Pastoral Council. The next step for our two parish families is to strengthen our bonds for a strong future for our faith communities. We will also embrace a new name for our parish. Both parish families are dedicated to Mary – and NEW PARISH | SEE PAGE 17 ond week of June. The committee chose to postpone voting on a $582,000 contract with Tyler Technologies to begin using the Munis financial management program. Tahiliani said the district is planning to revamp its payroll system by phasing out its current system, Millennium Payroll Solutions, and implementing Munis. Although the matter was postponed for two weeks, Parker said Munis is the best option. “Munis is the answer. Munis is an enterprise resource, it’s much needed,” he said. “It’s going to take us deep into the 21st century.”

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 Page 3 ~ OP-ED ~ Weighing in on FY22 School Budget By Mayor Carlo DeMaria T he proposed FY22 budget developed by the School Administration demonstrates a strong plan for the future of the Everett Public Schools. The proposed annual budget demonstrates the aggressive investments needed to meet the 21st century needs of our educators and students. The three-year investment plan allows our schools to take a large step toward closing achievement and opportunity gaps. I commend the Everett Public School Administration for their due diligence in creating the budget recommendation. impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools that are providing educational services. Additionally, I am under the impression that local municipalities will continue to receive additional aid after 2024. In FY22, the Student Opportunity Act will allocate an additional $9.3 million above what was received in FY21 by the Everett Public Schools. Because of the advocacy of Senator DiDomenico and Representative McGonagle, I am optimistic that this funding will continue to increase in the years ahead. This funding is intended to support the proposed FY22 budget, which will allow the City of Everett to adequately fund the Everett Public Schools without the need to increase taxes on our residents. If decisions about school funding could be made solely on the basis of principles and as a matter of policy, these decisions would be so much easier to make. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Decisions about municipal finances must be made with the interests of everyone in mind. As it was last year and at least for FY22, Everett must contend with the continuing impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has left on our community, its residents and its businesses. As leaders, we must acknowledge that we are in a state of uncertainty regarding the future of our fiscal health. However, we are fortunate that we don’t have to burden our taxpayers with increased taxes in order to supplement the EPS budget. Adequate resources have been provided by Congress to address the gaps we face. . We are able to help advance the educational needs of our students without risking further burdening their families with higher taxes. Therefore, I would suggest that the EPS use the Federal funding intended to aid school districts to ensure all needs are met in FY22. Carlo DeMaria Mayor One of my greatest tasks as Mayor is my fiscal responsibility to every Everett resident and over the past year, the City has been faced with many fiscal challenges. We are currently confronting a serious tax dispute with Exelon where there is potential for the City of Everett to lose millions of dollars in tax revenue. We also do not know if local excise tax and meals tax collections will suffer. With so many residents out of work and the burden the pandemic has placed on numerous businesses, I am concerned that our free cash will not be at the same level as years prior. Additionally, the way that the American Rescue Plan Act was written may forbid municipalities from using the funds as we had originally intended, which could create additional funding issues. Because of these circumstances, the most responsible way for the City of Everett to budget is by utilizing FY19 as a base year when calculating our revenue loss. Through the three phases of the federal Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER) grant, the Everett Public Schools will receive a total of $20,993,444 throughout the next few years. This funding is intended to provide districts with emergency relief funds to address the

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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 Page 5 Matewsky on the mend at Spaulding C By Christopher Roberson ity Council President Wayne Matewsky was fi - nally able to fl y back to Boston on April 17 after spending one month at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is now recuperating at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston and has vowed to stop smoking. Matewsky suff ered a massive heart attack on March 18 while on vacation. At the time, he was able to call 911; however, when paramedics arrived, his heart had stopped and a defi brillator was needed to revive him. After he was put into a medically-induced coma, MatewsWayne Matewsky City Council President ky underwent bypass heart surgery, which was successful. During his time at the Florida hospital, Matewsky was visited by Councillor-at-Large Michael Marchese, former State Representative Stephen Smith, former Councillor Nicholas Saia and Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro. On April 12, the council voted to appoint DiPierro as president pro tempore until Matewsky is well enough to return to the council. In addition to being council president, Matewsky is one of the senior ranking members of the council with more than 30 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. MyRWA announces 25th Annual Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle C ome run with the herring – literally. Join the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) from May 9-23 to celebrate the annual return of the herring. Each spring, more than 700,000 herring swim from Boston Harbor to the Mystic Lakes – the Herring Run and Paddle celebrates this spectacular wildlife migration. The Herring Run and Paddle will take place at the Blessings of the Bay Boathouse in Somerville with the Somerville/Medford 5k route passing through Medford’s scenic Torbert Macdonald Park. The nine-mile paddle race route takes paddlers from between the Upper and Lower Mystic Lakes back to the boathouse. The race this year is virtual, meaning that participants can go to the racecourse at their own convenience anytime during from May 9-23. Run, walk, paddle, bike or cheer – this race is for all. As part of the race, you are also invited to join the brandnew 3 Rivers Challenge, which is brought to you by MyRWA in partnership with the Charles and Ipswich River Watershed Associations. Whether you paddle, walk, bike, fi sh, or simply skip rocks, make sure to track your hours on and by the river. The individual with the most hours logged wins! The prizes are a Lincoln Hidea-way solo forest green fi berglass canoe, watershed group swag, adult craft beverages, and more. The challenge will launch on Sunday, April 25, with the Charles River Watershed Association’s Run of the Charles; it will run through the Mystic’s Herring Run and Paddle (May 9-23) and end on the Ipswich’s Paddle-a-thon on Saturday, June 19. Make sure to check out the 3 Rivers Challenge Facebook Group, a place for our paddlers, runners, walkers and bikers to connect and share their river stories! More information and how to track your hours can be found at MysticRiver.org/ herring-run-paddle. “I think the Mystic River Herring Run & Paddle really brings together some of the best and most unique parts of Boston: the waterways and the tight-knit running community,” said “Scanner” Cheung, past winner of the Herring Run and Paddle’s Iron Herring Award. “Some of the biggest events here are the Head of the Charles and the Boston Marathon, but not many races can claim to combine the two...I could tell this race was really a grass-roots event – sponsored by local companies and dedicated to protecting the natural resources that make exercising outside in Boston so great.” “I had raced it a couple years earlier and remembered it being a fast, flat MYRWA | SEE PAGE 25

Page 6 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 Scrubbing Board suffers heavy fire damage S By Christopher Roberson moke began billowing over Hancock Street shortly before 1 p.m. on April 19 when a fire broke out at the Scrubbing Board laundromat. The section of Hancock Street between Glendale Street and Swan Street was shut down as firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze and search for hot spots. Deputy Fire Chief Scott Dalrymple said “three or four” openings were needed in the roof to provide additional ventilation. Although the building’s facade remained mostly intact, the interior of the laundromat was completely charred. “They’re going to have to replace everything,” said Dalrymple, adding that a monetary damage estimate was not yet available. No further details were released as the cause of the fire is still under investigation. City to celebrate Earth Day on May 15 M Smoke poured out of the Scrubbing Board laundromat when a fire broke out on April 19. (Advocate photos by Christopher Roberson) ayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that the city will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration at Rivergreen Park on Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. This event will include a presentation on the waterfront, a ribbon cutting of the Canoe and Kayak Launch and a cleanup. “This is a day about community,” said DeMaria. “Our waterfront has been completely transformed and I look forward to additional improvements such as the wetland restoration and habitat enhancement. I am grateful to our volunteers who will be helping to clean up the waterfront and bike path areas.” Beginning at 9 a.m., there will be a presentation that includes the waterfront’s progress as well as the vision for its future. Following the presentation, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Canoe and Kayak Launch. At 10 a.m., volunteers will then work together to clean up the waterfront and the bike path and conclude with a volunteer appreciation barbeque. The city is seeking volunteers to participate in the cleanup. To sign up, please visit https://bit.ly/3v8YG0W or email bunny@ci.everett.ma.us with your full name, email address phone number and t-shirt size. The charred interior of the Scrubbing Board laundromat caused by a fire that broke out on April 19. Firefighters opened sections of the roof at the Scrubbing Board laundromat. (Photo Courtesy of Paul Koolloian) Firefighters broke out the windows at Scrubbing Board laundromat during the fire on April 19. (Advocate photos by Mike Layhe) Firefighters attacked the fire from the roof of the Scrubbing Board laundromat.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 Page 7 ~ LETTER TO THE EDITOR ~ Police officers are held to the same justice as all citizens T o the brave members of the Massachusetts law enforcement community: The trial and conviction on all counts of former police officer Derick Chauvin in Minnesota conclusively demonstrates that officers can be, and in fact are held to the same justice as all other citizens in our nation, as they should be. At the most basic, a man needlessly lost his life to a police officer. At the same time, the assertions of so many who wish to demonize all police officers because of the actions of one police officer have been shown to be hollow. Due process rights do not prevent the investigation, charging, trial, and conviction of a police officer. Neither does qualified immunity. Neither do police unions, associations, or legal defense plans. Police officers, and all citizens, are entitled to their day in court and to have an impartial judge and jury weigh the evidence against them. They are entitled to have their side of the issue heard and considered. And all of us must respect the decisions of the court system when these fundamental rules of due process are applied. Police officers serve the American criminal justice system, sometimes at the cost of their very own lives. We should respect the verdict of the justice system in this case, and we should continue to stand for the proposition that respecting the fundamenCity takes part of EBC Leadership Award F By Christopher Roberson or its involvement in the Resilient Mystic River Collaborative project, Everett was one the recipients of this year’s Leadership by a Non-Profit Award from the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC). The award is shared among 20 municipalities and organizations that make up the Resilient Mystic Collaborative. “I am proud that the City of Everett received this award with our partners,” said DeMaria. “Through our combined efforts, we made progress to protect our communities from the effects of climate change. I look forward to continuing our partnership to further ensure our communities’ protection.” During its first 18 months, the Resilient Mystic Collaborative raised more than $2.5 million for regional climate resilience. The money is being used Walkin’ the Family Dog tal Constitutional rights of all persons of committing an offense, even when that person is a police officer, is no obstacle to the attaining of justice. In fact, it is the very foundation upon which justice can be obtained. To all the officers who continue to defend us with quiet dignity, there are those of us who proclaim loudly our appreciation for the acts of service you perform as part of your daily routine. Even when some protest you, you protect them. This is a time to come together as a community regardless of whether you are black or white, whether you are rich or poor, whether you are a police officer or someone they protect and serve. We are at our best when we recognize our common humanity, and come together to make a better and safer community! Respectfuly, Skyllar Mullvaney The Horses & Heroes Foundation to fund regional stormwater flood management, storm-hardening critical regional infrastructure, next-generation coastal flood management and closing climate equity gaps among residents and workers based on race and income. Members of the Resilient Mystic Collaborative will be honored virtually during the 28th annual EBC Awards Celebration on Thursday, June 10. For more information and to learn how to attend, please visit https:// ebcne.org/events-programs/ ebee-awards-ceremony/#attend. The EBC selected the members of the Resilient Mystic Collaborative to recognize the “incredible partnership of the 20 communities in the Mystic River Watershed working together to protect their people and places from climate-intensified risks.” The award itself was established in February 2001 by the EBC Board of Directors to highlight “outstanding environmental, energy, or climate change leadership by a non-profit organization.” Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Jr. took time to visit the Everett Advocate Newspaper office on Broadway with his best canine friend, Hugo, during a drizzly Wednesday afternoon. Hugo and the mayor can be seen almost every afternoon out on their daily hike throughout the city greeting many business owners and citizens. (Advocate photo)

Page 8 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 Helping the homeless: How the Everett PD is honoring commitment to public service W hen the world shut down in March 2020, a lot of things changed, including the role of Officer Jillian Donnelly of the Everett Police Department. When her main role as a School Resource Officer was put on hold as schools were closed, she shifted gears to meet the changing needs of her community, leaning into her role as Community Outreach Officer to aid the vulnerable homeless population in the city. Along with her Sergeant, Dennis O’Donnell, Donnelly was tasked with building a rapport with the growing transient population, many of whom gather in Everett Square. Donnelly, who says she has a “soft spot” for this population and truly likes to help people, was more than up to the task and began establishing relationships and gradually gaining their trust. The first success story came in the fall of 2020 when Donnelly was able to get one woman into a nearby detox center after she showed up at City Hall intoxicated and asking for help. Although it is usually done by family members, Donnelly was able to petition the court on the woman’s behalf, and a Section 35 was granted, which places someone in “eminent danger to themselves or others” in an involuntary hold for an alcohol or substance use disorder. Subsequently, the woman’s boyfriend also decided to get help. After they both completed 90-day treatments, Donnelly “literally never saw them again,” which is a good thing in this case. She heard later they were doing well. After this success, the team really got to work, interviewing people throughout the city to see how they could best meet their needs. They also made it clear what would not be tolerated – public drunkenness and disorderly conduct, for example – and that no officer wants to arrest them for these offenses if they can avoid it. 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Some people have no family around or are estranged from their family because of substance abuse and/or mental health issues, and the feeling of isolation and hopelessness can become too much, but a simple kind gesture and the notion of someone “having their back” can make all the difference in agreeing to get help. Unfortunately, as the winter months set in, the dire need for help for the vulnerable population only increases. Many of them drink just to stay warm, and breaking and entering becomes an issue as the homeless seek shelter and warmth. During a snowstorm last year, a man was so severely intoxicated that he stumbled onto the onramp of the Tobin Bridge. Right around Christmastime, a homeless individual in a wheelchair was in desperate need of some help. He was well known in the community; the years on the street had hardened him, and although he was in extreme pain and vomiting, his distrust of doctors and fear of losing his belongings made him reluctant to seek help. Thanks to Donnelly’s persistence and arranging for his stuff to travel with him, he was able to get to a hospital and get medical treatment and ultimately an emergency surgery. He was later admitted to Barbara McInnis House in Boston, where he will remain until housing becomes available. Especially during the winter, it’s not uncommon for the Everett Police Department to go above and beyond to help in any way they can. This includes purchasing food, clothes and blankets with their own money, making calls on their off hours to find available beds and connect individuals with appropriate programs and even driving them to treatment centers or shelters once they’ve been secured. Once Donnelly and O’Donnell come across an individual in need, it is hard for them to forget the person. In 2018 a man was so intoxicated that he fell, injured himself severely and suffered a traumatic brain injury. In late 2020, on routine patrol Donnelly and O’Donnell again came across this man. His substance abuse issues were clearly still pertinent. Knowing the medical history of the man, both Donnelly and O’Donnell took it upon themselves to personally transport him to Recovery Centers of America in Danvers. This has happened on multiple occasions. The Everett Police Department works closely with various organizations and proHELPING | SEE PAGE 19

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 Page 9 Illegal drug markets continue to thrive despite pandemic Fentanyl becomes predominant drug in opioid crisis By Christopher Roberson W hile the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down nearly every industry during the past year, something that has not slowed is the illegal drug trade. Police Chief Steven Mazzie said drug operations have actually grown during the past 12 to 14 months. “The illegal drug markets don’t seem to be letting up at all,” he said. Mazzie said drug traffickers are now using pill presses to alter fentanyl pills to make them look like Percocet. “This is very common for our investigators to see now,” he said. “The one thing that they’re not seeing is heroin – it’s all fentanyl.” He said that although Everett has seen a “slight decline” in opioid-related deaths during the past year, overdoses continue to happen. In addition, Mazzie said his officers are put in harm’s way whenever they respond to an incident involving fentanyl. “The problem with fentanyl is it poses extreme danger to the officers,” he said. “This stuff is extremely dangerous.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fentanyl is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Therefore, in addition to the ongoing efforts to combat the crisis, Mazzie said, he and his officers have put a greater emphasis on targeting the drug traffickers. He also said the pandemic has made bad situations worse for individuals already struggling with addiction. As a result of the pandemic, they have become more susceptible to depression and anxiety, which only fuels their urge to continue using illegal drugs. Mazzie also said opioid use continues to be a widespread crisis. “This would be a regional thing,” he said. On April 7, Everett and Malden Police arrested two men for trafficking fentanyl. While executing search warrants at two locations in Malden, officers allegedly recovered “large Middlesex Sheriff’s Office announces upcoming correction officer exam B ILLERICA – Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian announced that the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) would open registration for its 2021 correction officer class on April 19. “The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is a recognized national leader in the field of corrections,” said Koutoujian. “We are looking for candidates who share our team’s commitment to service, professional excellence, enhancing public safety and reducing recidivism. If you share these values and goals and want to make a difference in the lives of others, I encourage you to visit our website to register for our exam.” This year’s exam will be offered on a rolling basis with candidates able to select from a predetermined list of dates beginning on May 4 and running through May 22. Those interested in registering for the written exam must do so before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 10 at middlesexsheriff. org. All applicants must be 21 years of age at the date of the examination and be legally eligible to work in the United States in compliance with federal law. Candidates must also have a high school degree or equivalent and possess a valid motor vehicle license. A bachelor’s degree and/or prior law enforcement or security experience is preferred. In addition to the written exam, candidates must pass a physical fitness test and criminal background check as well as psychological and medical examinations before being selected to participate in the 44th Basic Training Academy. The MSO was established in 1692 and has been recognized by the National Institute of Corrections and a host of organizations for its innovative, cutting-edge programs, including the Medication Assisted Treatment and Directed Opioid Recovery Program, the Housing Unit for Military Veterans and the Commonwealth’s first specialized unit for young adult offenders. This March the EXAM | SEE PAGE 21 You may qualify for ABCD’s Fuel Assistance Program and be eligible for as much as $1,210 towards your heating costs (oil, gas, or electric). Maximum benefit is $1,210 Household of 1 = $39,105 Household of 2 = $51,137 Household of 3 = $63,169 Household of 4 = $75,201 Cold days are coming. ABCD’s got you covered. quantities” of fentanyl, approximately $12,000 in cash, several guns and equipment used for drug distribution. In response, Malden Mayor Gary Christenson launched an Opioid Task Force to tackle the “epidemic within a pandemic.” About a week later, Deandre West of Revere was taken into police custody after he was allegedly found in possession of 266 grams of methamphetamine and more than 1,800 fentanyl pills. In that case, the pills were marked to resemble pharmaceutical grade Percocet and Adderall. In addition, the counterfeit Percocet pills were reportedly laced with fentanyl and the counterfeit Adderall pills were laced with methamphetamine. The Revere Police Department has since issued a warning that “drug traffickers are capitalizing on prescription drug abuse.” WE CAN HELP PAY YOUR HEATING BILLS! J& $45 yd. 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. APPLY TODAY! 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Page 10 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 Tide opens season Friday night T By Tara Vocino he Everett High School Crimson Tide Varsity Boys’ Football Team opens their GBL season against Lynn English at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium today, Friday, April 23 at 6 p.m. Quarterback/Running Back Samy Lamothe Running Back/Linebacker Egan Gouveia Running Back/Linebacker Jahsheem Rivera Safety David Tyler Tight-end/Defensive End Josaiah Stewart Safety David Matthias Linebacker Ali Fountain Running Back/Safety Brendon Previlon Defensive End RadJiwa Norestant Offensive Lineman Donrae Richardson Running Back/Center Tyrese Baptiste Safety Brandon Gibbs

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 Page 11 The EHS Crimson Tide Football Team starters, kneeling, from left to right, are; RB/LB Jahsheem Rivera, Safety Brandon Gibbs, QB/RB Samy Lamothe, LB Ali Fountain and RB/Center Tyrese Baptiste. In the back row, from left to right, are RB/LB Egan Gouveia, Safety David Matthias, RB/Safety Brendon Previlon, TE/ DE Josaiah Stewart, OL Donrae Richardson, DE RadJiwa Norestant and Safety Tyler David. Pictured in the back row are, Tide coaches Carol Manual, John Capra, Head Coach Rob DiLoreto, Mac Powell, Ross Pietrantonio, Christopher Miller, Claudy St. Juste, John Romboli and Greg Bluestein with seniors. The Everett High School Varsity Boys’ Football Team opens their season on Friday at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)



Page 14 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 Meet the Crimson Tide Girls’ Volleyball Team Everett Crimson Tide Girls’ Varsity Volleyball:Pictured kneeling from left to right, are, Henadie Laabadla, Emily Huyhn, Vanessa Almonte, Ashley Hernandez, Samela De Souza Drumond, Emanuelly Fernandes, Jackelyne Abranches. Pictured top row, from left to right are; Meghan Hickey, Laurie Pierre, Rose Jean Pierre, Talita Cardoso, Kennie Bresil, and Tide Head Coach Jennifer Spayne. Tide Co-Captains Meghan Hickey, Emily Huyhn, and Rose Jean Pierre with Head Coach Jennifer Spayne. Seniors Emily Huyhn, Meghan Hickey, Kennie Bresil, Rose Jean Pierre, and Laurie Pierre with Head Coach Jennifer Spayne. Making it a family tradition are, sisters Laurie Pierre, 10 and Kennie Bresil, 9. Everett Crimson Tide Junior Varsity Volleyball: Pictured from left to right, are; Eliana (Alejandra) Cajamarca, Nicole Brandao, Solene Lopes, Suelin Lopes, Abby Medilme, Julie Miranda, Michele Ngo, Marisela Portillo, Yasmine Laabadla, Jazlyn Previlon, Rebecca Ribeiro, Ashley Salazar, Aline Silva, and Marcie Simonini. Meet the Crimson Tide Boys’ Varsity Soccer Team Everett Crimson Tide Varsity Boys’ Soccer — Kneeling, Ricardo DoCarmo, Luan Cruz, Dominick Reyes-Aguilar, Guilherme Moraes, Wilber Romero, Bryan Martinez-Portillo, and Victor Santos. Back row, from left to right are, Head Coach Pedro Blas, Dan Cadet, Marcus Vieira, Carlos Persona, Christian Olivar, Daniel Aguilar, Guilherme Meireles, Benjamin Pezo, David Aasamoah, Ricardo DoCarmo, Kelven Alves Nunes, and Asst. Coach Dominick Persuitte.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 Page 15 Lady Tide Girls’ Soccer fall to Revere in season opener B By Tara Vocino raving the freezing rain to open the season, the RHS Lady Patriots Varsity Soccer Team beat the Everett High School Crimson Tide Varsity Girls’ Soccer Team 7-1 on Saturday morning at Harry Della Russo Stadium. The EHS Crimson Tide Varsity Girls’ Soccer Team: Kneeling, from left to right, are Tania Ventura Tejada, Maria Paula Zubieta Numpaque, Leticia Zavala Ayala, Simon Shrestha, Emily Pereira and Shyann Ambersley. In the top row, from left to right, are Assistant Coaches Sheryl Steeves and Caitlyn Winsor, Mariana Madrigal, Stephanie Azurdia, Gitalia Boyce, Karla Lopez Linares, Katrina Nguyen, Leah Ferullo, Cynthia Domingues, Layla Isabella Betancur-Cardona and Head Coach DeAnn Gallagher. GREATER BOSTON LEAGUE NOTEBOOK: Football opens this weekend for Everett Crimson Tide and Revere Patriots; Malden High Tornados football opens next week Former GBL star Norcia earns honors at Merrimack Limited fans are allowed this season at GBL events (PARENTS ONLY); Check with individual schools for their protocols By Jason Mazzilli t's been almost exactly a year and a half since high school football was played by teams in the Greater Boston League (GBL), namely, Everett High, Malden High and Revere High. It was Thanksgiving, 2019, to I be exact, late November, some 18 months ago. Then the COVID-19 pandemic took over internationally in March 2020 and high school sports became an afterthought. When the communities which comprise the GBL became some of the hardest-hit with cases and positive rates, the decision was name to push all Fall Sports to the so-called "Fall 2" season, this spring. In January, a further decision was made by the GBL powersthat-be to push the GBL's Fall 2 season (and the preceding Winter season and following Spring season) back yet another month, as a health and safety precaution. Everett’s first-year head coach Rob DiLoreto will be making his Crimson Tide debut on Friday night. (Courtesy/Everett Public Schools) All that brings us to this weekend: FOOTBALL'S BACK! With the quickened addition of two Lynn high schools to the Greater Boston League team roster, as well as Chelsea, the GBL now boasts a full, eight team league, with Chelsea, Everett, Lynn Classical, Lynn English, Malden, MedTide Senior Ismael Zamor is one of the top players in Eastern Mass. this year. ford, Revere and Somerville. This weekend, four of those schools return to the football field with Everett High kicking off its season on Friday night with a 6:00 p.m. home game at Everett Stadium versus Lynn English. Revere High Patriots will be on the road Friday night at SPORTS | SEE PAGE 21

Page 16 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 Everett Police welcome two new officers Matheus Neves (left) and Jason Holland (right) were sworn in as new officers of the Everett Police Department by City Clerk Sergio Cornelio on April 13. (Photo Courtesy of the Everett Police Department) For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 Page 17 NEW PARISH | FROM PAGE 2 that identity is important to us. I trust that we can, inspired by the Blessed Mother, find the right name. I hope that we will be able to keep the Morning Star in the new name, to be able to keep and share the beautiful image of our Blessed Mother. Please keep in mind that our church names will remain Our Lady of Grace and St. Mary’s – it is our combined parish name that we are developing. I sincerely believe that this is in the best interests of our families, each of us and all of us. There have already been 16 parish mergers since last March throughout the Archdiocese, in towns like Medford, Lynn and Lynnfield, so this is far from new. Through it all, I ask your prayers and support. We have been aligning our parish families for quite a while, and we already share so much – it makes sense that at this point, particularly in this rather difficult time, we would share even more. Parishioners’ generosity has been a blessing. The fact remains that financially, neither parish can exist on their respective collections, even pre-pandemic, an essential element of a parish’s viability. I’m happy to report that we have a business manager, Linda McElwaney, to help us look ahead. Yet I am concerned that with low attendance in both churches (even before this pandemic), the weekly collections will not be able to cover the basics without going through the funds we have, but combined, we can build on each other’s strengths. The loss of Bingo, the Women’s Club’s Christmas calendar, the Christmas Bazaar, the preschool program at St. Mary’s, the Flea Market and the several fundraisers held throughout the year have taken a significant toll on us. Even with a return to these activities, which I look forward to in the near future, it will take a long time to get back to pre-pandemic interest and numbers.” Linda DeCristoforo has been Pastoral Associate for both churches for many years and has been a vital part of both staffs. Linda holds Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Emmanuel College and earned a Master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry from the Institute for Pastoral Ministry for Religious Education with a concentration in Liturgy and Worship at Boston College. Her steady, unwavering faith and self-assuring spirituality solidifies her inner strength that is very evident when she speaks to you. Her leadership role in faith formation, various parish ministries and services, and liturgy and worship are quite respected and appreciated by all parishioners. She and Fr. John are truly remarkable people with complementary personalities that certainly radiate positiveness and togetherness for both church communities. Linda expressed excitement with the new merger and offered, “All faith formation programs, confirmations, communions, religious education programs, all ministers (lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, etc.) together, will present new opportunities and not a real change.” Fr. John is clearly excited for both churches and the parishioners of the newly formed parish whose name is expected to be approved in the next several months. “This is good, great for the future. It will certainly help us. Now we have great hope, joy, and expectations, and can focus on families and children, and bringing everyone together in fully filled church soon! We have big plans. As I say we should look up and look ahead.” He emphasized, “During this pandemic we have so many volunteers to ensure protocols were kept – from temperature takers, contact tracers. People sanitizing the churches, cleaners, so many, many people who gave their time and put themselves at risk. I am humbled and grateful.” So, now is definitely a time to look up and look ahead as St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere and Our Lady of Grace Church, Chelsea/Everett await approval of their new parish name while keeping their current church names in a seamless and natural transition.

Page 18 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen A note from Bob Katzen, Publisher of Beacon Hill Roll Call: Join me this Sunday night and every Sunday night in our new time slot between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. for my talk show “The Bob Katzen Baby Boomer and Gen X Show.” Jump in my time capsule and come back to the simpler days of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. My guest on Sunday, April 25 will be Jamie Farr best known for playing Corporal Max Klinger on the iconic, award-winning television series M*A*S*H. Listeners are invited to call in and talk with the popular 86-yearold actor. 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 Audacy.com ” Download the free www.Audacy.com app on your phone or tablet Listen online at www.wmexboston.com Or tune into 1510 AM if you have an AM radio THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call record local representatives’ votes on the roll call from the week of April 12-16. There were no roll calls in the Senate last week. HOUSE APPROVES $400 MILLION FOR NEW SOLDIERS’ HOME IN HOLYOKE House 160-0, approved and sent to the Senate a bill authorizing $400 million to fund the construction of a new Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. The push to construct the new home follows the deaths of 77 veteran residents last year as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak at the current facility. During debate on the House floor, Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough) House chair of Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets addressed what the bill does and does not do. “This bill is solely to finance the long overdue construction of a new soldiers’ home in Holyoke to serve our state’s veterans,” said Gregoire. “The myriad issues in governance and oversight and the geographic, racial and gender inequity issues that have been brought to light, though not created by the COVID-19 crisis, and resulting tragedy in Holyoke last year will be addressed in the near future, through a vehicle that will allow for more extensive research, discussion and debate.” Gregoire also outlined a timeline for the project. She noted the “enabling work” for the project is expected to be done in spring 2022; construction will occur between the summers of 2022 and 2026; the move to the new building will be in the fall of 2026; demolition of the existing facility will follow the move and end in 2028; and final site work and landscaping will take place between the spring and summer of 2028. The Baker administration and House and Senate leaders are all trying to speed the bill’s passage in order to meet deadlines to apply for as much as $260 million in funding from the federal government, which would leave state taxpayers with a $140 million bill. “Holyoke is deeply proud to be home to the Soldiers’ Home and we are grateful to see the House support a bill to prepare the home for the next 50 years,” said Aaron Vega, Director of Holyoke’s Office of Planning and Economic Development and former state representative from Holyoke. “The bonding authorization included in this legislation will allow the commonwealth to move forward with critical upgrades to the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home that will provide our veterans with a state-of-the-art facility that meets their health care and long-term care needs,” said House GOP Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading). “It also places the commonwealth in a strong position to qualify for significant federal matching funds to complete this work.” Next stop is the Senate where Sen. John Velis (D-Westfield), who represents Holyoke in the upper chamber, said, “I am pleased that the House unanimously passed the … bill today. Our commonwealth needs a new facility that will care for our veterans with the honor and dignity that they deserve. Today’s passage was an important step towards that goal, and I look forward to the Senate promptly acting on this bill.” The office of House Ways and Means chair Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-Boston), the author of the bill, did not respond to questions by Beacon Hill Roll Call which were sent repeatedly directly to Michlewitz and his Chief of Staff Blake Webber. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle 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 April 1216, the House met for a total of three hours and 36 minutes while the Senate met for a total of 17 minutes. Mon. April 12 House 11:00 a.m. to 11:03 a.m. Senate 11:14 a.m. to 11:19 a.m. Tues. April 13 No House session No Senate session Wed. April 14 House 11:00 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. No Senate session Thurs. April 15 House 11:01 a.m. to 1:59 p.m. Senate 11:19 a.m. to 11:31 a.m. Fri. April 16 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 Page 19 Sa enr Sa y Senior Senio BY JIM MILLER Could You Have Prediabetes? Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about prediabetes, and how can you know if you have it? My 62-yearold husband, who’s in pretty good shape, was recently diagnosed with prediabetes and didn’t have clue. Could I have it too? Wondering Spouse Dear Wondering, Underlying today’s growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes is a much larger epidemic called prediabetes, which is when the blood sugar levels are higher than they should be but not high enough to be called diabetes. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that as many as 84 million Americans today have prediabetes. Left untreated, it almost always turns into type 2 diabetes within 10 years. If you have prediabetes, the longterm damage it can cause – especially to your heart and circulatory system – may already be starting. But the good news is that prediabetes doesn’t mean that you’re destined for fullblown diabetes. Prediabetes can actually be reversed, and diabetes prevented, by making some simple lifestyle changes like losing weight, exercising, eating a healthy diet and cutting back on carbohydrates. Or, if you need more help, oral medications may also be an option. Get Tested Because prediabetes typically causes no outward symptoms, most people that have it don’t realize it. The only way to know for sure if you have it is to get a blood test. Everyone age 45 years or older should consider getting tested for prediabetes, especially if you are overweight with a body mass index (BMI) above 25. See CDC.gov/bmi to calculate your BMI. If you are younger than 45 but are overweight, or have high blood pressure, a family history of diabetes, or belong to an ethnic group (Latino, Asian, African or Native American) at high risk for diabetes, you should get checked too. To help you determine your risk of diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has a quick, online risk test you can take for free at DoIHavePrediabetes.org. Diabetes Tests If you fi nd that you’re at risk for prediabetes, there are three different tests your doctor can give you to diagnosis it. The most common is the “fasting plasma glucose test,” which requires an eight-hour fast before you take it. There’s also the “oral glucose tolerance test” to see how your body processes sugar, and the “hemoglobin A1C test” that measures your average blood sugar over the past three months. It can be taken anytime regardless of when you ate. Most private health insurance plans and Medicare cover diabetes tests, however, if you’re reluctant to visit your doctor to get tested, an alternative is to go to the drug store, buy a blood glucose meter and test yourself at home. They cost around $20. If you find that you are prediabetic or diabetic, you need to see your doctor to develop a plan to get it under control. The ADA recommends losing weight and doing moderate exercise – such as 150 minutes a week of brisk walking. And when lifestyle changes alone don’t work, medication might. The ADA recommends the generic drug metformin, especially for very overweight people younger than 60. For more information on diabetes and prediabetes or to fi nd help, join a lifestyle change program recognized by the CDC (see CDC.gov/diabetes/prevention). These programs offer in-person and online classes in more than 1,500 locations throughout the U.S. Over the course of a year, a coach will help you eat healthy, increase your physical activity and develop new habits. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book. nior ior HELPING | FROM PAGE 8 grams around Boston to get as many individuals off the streets as they can. This includes the Providing Access to Addictions Treatment, Hope and Support (PAATHS) program in Boston and various detox and substance abuse treatment centers, such as Recovery Centers of America and the Barbara McInnis House. As we experience a critical point in history where law enforcement is under constant scrutiny, it should be noted that Everett Police Department prides itself on taking the role of public servant very seriously, something that comes from the top down and is instilled in every offi cer. Although at times it’s been frustrating when they can’t do more, Donnelly feels the time and eff ort the department has put in has positively impacted the community and made for a safer Everett overall; however, their work is no way near done. “It’s a constant, continuous, collaborative eff ort,” she said. “But it’s defi nitely been a blessing to be able to help these people.”

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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 Page 21 SPORTS | FROM PAGE 15 6:00 p.m. to play Lynn Classical at Manning Field in Lynn. The other four GBL schools, including Malden High Golden Tornados, Chelsea, Medford and Somerville will begin their seasons next weekend, April 30-May 1, with a schedule still being finalized. One game that is finalized on the schedule for Malden is a Saturday, May 8 matchup with traditional rival Medford, which will be played at 12:00 noon at Macdonald Stadium in Malden. This will be the 133rd meeting between the two longtime EXAM | FROM PAGE 9 MSO opened a new prerelease center designed to help prepare incarcerated women for reentry. This program focuses on treatment, family engagement and reunification. “These specialty programs and other initiatives provide our staff members opportunities for unique assignments and specialized training over the course of their careers,” said Koutoujian. To learn more about the MSO, find a full list of qualifications or register for this year’s exam, please visit middlesexsheriff.org. SCHOOLS | FROM PAGE 4 test result before entering an Everett Public Schools campus or facility. This includes children ages 10 and under. This test must be taken within 72 hours of the individual’s return to school. Exceptions to this policy include: • Anyone who is returning to Massachusetts after being out of the state for less than 24 hours • Travelers who are fully vaccinated (i.e., who have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or who have received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 14 days or more ago) and who do not have symptoms. These individuals may be required to provide proof of vaccination. • Students or staff members who were previously diagnosed with COVID-19 within a 90-day period. They may also be required to provide proof of the positive COVID-19 test result. Thank you for helping to keep our schools safe. Please call the COVID-19 Response Hotline at 617-544-6906 with questions or concerns. GBL rivals, and with some other games not being played around the state this year, it will push this game into the spotlight as the longest continuous high school football rivalry in the nation! SPORTS | SEE PAGE 23 For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net

Page 22 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 OBITUARIES John “Cappy” Capelotti Sr. Florence Ruth (Traniello) Snook Florence worked as a nurse’s aide earOf Seabrook, NH, formally of Everett passed away on April 15. Cherished husband for 63 years to the late Dorothy “Dotty” (Rappa). Beloved son of the late John and Adele (Dunlap) Capelotti. Loving father of John, Robert and the late Mary. Devoted grandfather to Michael, Steven, Kevin, Erica, Lauren and the late Robert “Bobby” and “great-grandfather” to Riley and Owen. Loving brother of Ronald Capelotti and Janice Cogliano. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and nephews. A lifelong resident of Everett graduated from Everett High School in 1947. She attended the Whidden Hospital Nursing Program in Everett before she married Winson and began her family. Florence was a wonderful, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, homemaker and wife. She was also very active at the First Congregational Church in Chelsea; always baking for special events and there were many. ly on and then she eventually went back to school where she received her Associate’s degree from Bunker Hill Community College. She worked as a teacher’s aide at the Hamilton School in Everett. Following that she worked in the billing department at the Massachusetts General Hospital for 20 years, retiring at age 65. Florence traveled many places after her children grew up and left home. She traveled all over the country with Winson as part of the Shriner’s Organization. Wherever Florence went she brought love. On her last day on earth she said, “The world is a wonderful place. Spread love. Love one another. Take care of one another. Be kind to one another.” Her best friend and sister-in-law Ethel, once said, “If the car is going, Florence will be in it.” She has taken her last ride on earth but as she said, “I am ready for my next adventure.” Florence is the beloved wife of Winson C. Snook of Everett, with whom she shared 71 years of marriage. She is the devoted mother of JoAnn L. Kelly of NH, Robert W. Snook of FL, Richard D. Snook of WA, Dennis J. Snook of WA, John D. Snook of Billerica, Douglas K. Snook of Bellingham, Christopher M. Snook of Everett. Sister of the late Vincent, Joseph, Jack Traniello and Rose Sokolowski. Also lovingly survived by 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 Page 23 SPORTS | FROM PAGE 21 *** One major change in "Fall 2" is that fans (Parents Only) will be allowed this season in attendance at the games. Those wishing to attend the games must contact their schools to check on their respective protocols for fan attendance. Debut of Everett 1st-year head coach DiLoreto Friday night For Everett, Friday night's game will be the debut of first-year head coach Rob DiLoreto, who was appointed to the post in October 2020. DiLoreto is a "blast from the past" appointee as he was himself a Crimson Tide player for the 1984 team under former Tide football bosses Moody Sarno and "Tank" Agnetta. Everett's tentative schedule after this week includes games versus Lynn Classical the weekend of April 30-May 1; and home against Revere on Friday, May 7. A game on the weekend of May 14-15 is expected as well. Everett's led by Boston College-bound split end-defensive back Ismael Zamor, UMaine recruit Tyrese Baptiste. On both sides of the line, Everett will be led by 6-1, 260 lbs. lineman Josiah Stewart. Stewart, another Tide senior, is headed to Coastal Carolina next fall. Other key players for Everett are junior running back Jayden Clerveaux and junior 6-2, 230 lbs. defensive end Jaylen Murphy. Revere looking forward to football start Friday Revere Head Coach Lou Cicatelli’s looking forward to a strong 2020 season before the fall season was pushed back to this spring. The Patriots had its best record in 30 years in 2019 at 10-1 overall and won its first NEC divisional title in many years, before switching to the Greater Boston League. The Patriots return many players this year, including senior captains: quarterback Calvin Boudreau, running back/linebacker Adetayo Attebbi, defensive end/offensive guard, Ryan Doucette, and running back/linebacker John Tran. Senior Night will be held at Della Russo Stadium on Friday night, April 30. SPORTS | SEE PAGE 26 Office/Commercial Space for Lease 1. On April 23, 1981, a mix of cowhide, plastic and shark cartilage was used at Massachusetts General Hospital to create what medical first? 2. What four U.S. states border Mexico? 3. What animal’s diet consists of about 99% bamboo? 4. April 24 is the start of World Immunization Week, which was created in 2012 by WHO, which stands for what? 5. What 1919 Sherwood Anderson book is subtitled “A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life”? 6. What is done annually in the River Thames that is called “Swan Upping”? 7. In April 1930, “The Poor Millionaire” film was released, which was what important “last”? 8. April 25 is the Academy Awards; what film based on a Ken Kesey novel won “Bests” for Picture, Actor, Actress, Director and Screenplay? 9. In what two U.S. states is coffee grown? 10. At the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, what was introduced as Fairy Floss? 11. On April 26, Charles Francis Richter was born, inventor of the Richter Scale, which measures what? 12. The longest U.S. Senate filibuster was in 1957 by Strom Thurmond for how long: 5:46, 11.20 or 24:18 ? 13. On April 27, 1791, what Charlestown, Mass., native was born who is the namesake of a famous code? 14. What Irish writer reportedly said before he died in 1900, “Either that wallpaper goes, or I do”? 15. In 1983 Redondo Beach, Calif., adopted what flying non-bird as its official bird? 16. How are Alvin, Simon and Theodore similar? 17. On April 28, 1937, the 1st U.S. animated electric sign (including ball-tossing cats and a cavorting horse) presented a free four-minute show in what Square? 18. What is an orchestra’s largest family of instruments? 19. What part of the human body contains about a quarter of the body’s bones? 20. On April 29, 1899, what jazz great was born who composed “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”? ANSWERS 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. First U.S. artificial skin transplant 2. Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas 3. Panda 4. World Health Organization 5. “Winesburg, Ohio” 6. The river’s swans are counted for their owner, the queen. 7. Last U.S. feature-length silent film 8. “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” 9. California and Hawaii 10. Cotton candy 11. Earthquake magnitude 12. 24:18 13. Samuel F.B. Morse (Morse code) 14. Oscar Wilde 15. The Goodyear Blimp 16. They are members of Alvin and the Chipmunks, a virtual band created in 1958 for a record. 17. Times Square 18. Strings 19. The feet 20. Duke Ellington

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Page 26 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021 SPORTS | FROM PAGE 23 The captains of the Revere High football team are quarterback Calvin Boudreau, running back/ linebacker Adetayo Attebbi, defensive end/offensive guard, Ryan Doucette, and running back/linebacker John Tran. Other key players include split ends Marco Cerbone and Jared Natola running back Billy Ginepra, and tight end Dillan Day. Defensive leaders include Mark Galvez, Junior Augusto Goncalves and senior Ryan Doucette. Malden football will open up 'Fall 2' next weekend The Malden High football squad will open up next weekend, with the schedule still being finalized. Third-year head coach Steve Freker's Tornados are led by senior captains Matt Bessey, a 6-3, 200 lbs. three-year starter at split end and defensive end; Muneer Odally, a 6-5, 240 lbs. two-way lineman, Giovani Memeus, 6-0, 220 lbs. running back and linebacker, Ralph Deus Jr., a 6-2, 245 lbs. twoway lineman and Moise Fanfan, 6-2, 185 lbs. split end and defensive back. Malden also features one of the region's top placekickers in junior Ronald Juarez, who has already attended several of the nation's top showcase kicking camps. Other key players for Malden include junior Mackenley Anasthal, junior split ends Nelson Monosiet, Oswaldo Rodriguez, Oklahoma transfer Gavin West, senior linebacker Jude Alphonse, senior linemen Steve Nyembo (6-2, 240 lbs.), Ryan Castor (6-1, 285 lbs.), junior linemen Jeremiah Dessources (510, 220 lbs.) and Paccini Louis (5-9, 200 lbs.). **** Everett's Norcia is Second Team All-Conference for Merrimack College Football Former GBL and Everett High football standout Anthony Norcia enjoyed a productive spring campaign to earn the first all-conference honor of his career. Over two games, he led the team's receiving corps with 11 catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns. He started the year with four receptions for 43 yards with a score against Bryant, and then followed that up with the best game of his career. The Everett native caught a career-high seven balls for a career-best 68 yards and another score in the season finale at LIU. He tied for the team lead in catches while leading Merrimack in receiving yards and touchdowns this spring.

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