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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 Page 3 ~ POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT ~ COUNCILOR FRED CAPONE ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR MAYOR Dear Everett Residents, It is with great enthusiasm that I formally announce my candidacy for Mayor of the City of Everett. I am running for Mayor because I believe TOGETHER we can Build A Better Everett for ALL of us, based on respect for one another and with the goals of prosperity and inclusion for EVERY resident. I am proud to be from Everett. For me, there was never any doubt about the right place to live, operate a business, or start a family. The choice was always Everett. I even met my wife, Michele, 32 years ago during my first campaign for public office at her front doorstep– here in Everett. We will celebrate 27 years of marriage in June and have raised our family in this great city. My Everett roots continue to grow deeper and stronger every single day. The importance of giving back to the community and helping others has been a central theme throughout my entire life. My grandmother, Lena Navarro, was the person who first sparked my interest in community service. From a very young age, I watched her volunteer her time to many charitable causes. Even as a child, the importance of such efforts resonated within me. While a young man, I spent quite a bit of time with her at the Everett Armory, now known as the Connolly Center. Every time I visit the Connolly Center, it feels like a homecoming of sorts for me and brings back the wonderful memories I shared with my grandmother there. In my early twenties, I had the distinct honor and privilege to serve on the Everett Common Council representing the residents of Ward 6. I was elected to five consecutive terms, serving a total of 10 years. In 1994, I was elected President of the Council. During my tenure as a councilman, I chaired every major committee including Finance, Rules and Ordinances and Public Safety. After having served 10 years, I opted not to seek an additional term to spend all my free time with my then newborn son, Zachary, and shortly thereafter, my daughter, Gabrielle. In 2013, with your support, I returned to active public service as one of your city councilors and continue to serve in that capacity. Nearly my entire adult life, I have dedicated significant Fred Capone Candidate for Mayor time and personal resources to our city. My wife and I, over the past 23 years, have personally donated annual scholarships to deserving high school graduates, who reside in Everett. I have been active with the Italian American Association of Everett for over 33 years, having served as President, Director, and longstanding Scholarship Committee Chairperson. I am a member of the Board of Directors for the Everett Kiwanis and am the current Scholarship Committee Chairperson for the Saugus-Everett Elks. I have served as a Trustee for TriCity Mental Health, Chair of the St. Anthony’s Parochial School Board, and as a member of the St. Anthony’s Parish Finance Committee. I have also volunteered my time to many other civic activities and charitable organizations both in and outside of our community. Serving Everett as an elected official has been an honor and I thank you for the tremendous opportunity. As one of your representatives, I have always put your interests first and have always welcomed your input. Despite my best efforts, however, I have had some concerns along the way. Far too often, it seems that our residents are pushed to the side and ignored in the decision-making process. Not only is that NOT good government, it’s just wrong. Your tax dollars are spent without your input and decisions are made for you, without you. I firmly believe that a healthy amount of controlled development is beneficial to any community, but the unlimited, massive scale construction projects that are being allowed, often right in the middle of a residential setting, are overcrowding our neighborhoods, adding unnecessary congestion and overburdening our city’s infrastructure. The same few businesses and the same few friends seem to thrive, while everyone else struggles to just get by. Everett’s future is bright, but there is much more that needs to be done in the present. After 14 years of the same administration, the time has come for a change at City Hall so that ALL our voices are heard. Some of the important topics that we need to better address as a community are as follows: EDUCATION Providing a quality education is the best investment we can make in our youth and our collective future. Our schools continue to be overcrowded and our teachers overburdened. 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As your mayor, the city website will be reconfi gured to make it more user friendly so that the people of Everett can easily access information about how THEIR government operates. You will receive HONEST answers to your questions. Charter changes will REQUIRE your input and approval, rather than being forced upon you. You will have access to the Mayor’s Offi ce and your Mayor to voice your concerns. Municipal construction projects and street work schedules will be posted online in an eff ort to reduce unnecessary traffi c in impacted areas and to help residents plan their daily commute. You will see how YOUR money is being spent. AFFORDABILITY One of the biggest challenges facing our community is to make Everett a more aff ordable place to live. As your mayor, we will increase the amount of truly aff ordable units through homeowner incentives and strategic new development. We will foster more owner-occupied housing. We will eliminate wasteful government spending and look for ways to reduce taxes and other municipal expenses. PUBLIC SAFETY Every resident should feel safe and respected. Until just recently, after I repeatedly insisted that the administration make it a priority, Everett hadn’t hired a single fi refi ghter since 2016. To date, more than 25 members have left the department. Within that same timeframe, we welcomed a casino, a hotel, and a tremendous amount of large-scale construction. Our risks have increased dramatically, but as a community we did nothing to address that additional risk. The host agreement negotiated by our current administration with Wynn Resorts is lacking and our community missed tremendous opportunities at the outset due to the administration’s haste to embrace a casino. As your mayor, we will never fall behind in proper staff - ing levels to ensure proper police and fi re protection. There will be more police presence in our neighborhoods to deter crime and a return to community policing to ensure that our residents know their police offi cers. We will strive to build additional trust and respect for one another. We will work TOGETHER to enhance the safety of our neighborhoods. We will study the benefi ts of a satellite police station in Everett Square. Street sweeping, road repair and sidewalk maintenance will be a priority. We will host periodic seminars to educate property owners and tenants of their rights and responsibilities with regard to public safety and health code issues. We will improve how our city approaches mental illness, homelessness and addiction issues. INCLUSION Everett’s greatest asset is our diverse body of residents. Too many residents feel MARGINALIZED and IGNORED. This will end under my administration. 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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 Page 5 ZBA greenlights SKY Everett proposal T By Christopher Roberson he Zoning Board of Appeals, during its May 3 meeting, voted unanimously to approve the proposal for SKY Everett, a 21-story mixeduse building to be constructed at 114 Spring St. “We are humbled and grateful for the unanimous support of the Zoning Board of Appeals. A lot of work remains, but this vote gives us the confidence to continue this journey and deliver a project to the community that we can all be proud of,” said John Tocco, a partner at V10 Development. “None of this could have happened without the vision and leadership of Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his team who spent several years rezoning and laying the foundation for spectacular things to happen in the Commercial Triangle.” The development will be highlighted by the Sky Bar and Restaurant, operated by father and son Nick and Nico Varano. At 240 feet, it will be the tallest restaurant in New England. The restaurant will feature a 1,500-square-foot sky deck and a retractable roof. “At a time when restaurants are closing and the industry is contracting, we couldn’t be happier to team with the Varano family and legendary team Everett Public Libraries to host Turtle Lady on May 26 Join the Everett Public Libraries via Zoom to learn about turtles from The Turtle Lady on May 26 at 11 a.m. Registration is required, as there will be free kits to pick up so you and your child can engage in this interactive program. Each kit includes playdough and beads. The event is recommended for children ages three to 10 and can accommodate up to 25 participants. Sign up by calling 617-394-2300 or sending an email to parlininfo@noblenet.org. Kits can be picked up from May 18 to May 25 at the lower entrance of the Parlin Library. Call ahead, ring the bell or knock to have your kit brought out to you. Arrangements can also be made to pick up kits at the Shute Library. A rendering of SKY Everett, which is being developed by V10 Development in Boston and designed by Context in Charlestown; it will be the tallest residential building in Everett. (Courtesy Photo) to bring this amazing concept to life,” said Tocco. “The rooftop bar and restaurant reinforces our belief that you don’t have to be downtown to experience all the best that Boston offers. The sensational view, easy access and first-class amenities offered at SKY Everett is urban living at its best, without the city hassles. The breathtaking views combined with unmatched hospitality will create an atmosphere unlike any other in Boston. You can even get the best dining and hospitality experience of the North End here, without worrying about parking in the North End.” Once completed, SKY Everett will be the tallest residential building in the city. In terms of size, only Encore Boston Harbor will be larger than SKY Everett. The building will offer 363 apartments, 340 parking spaces and up to 7,490 square feet of retail space. Tocco also said the building will have “amazing views of the Boston skyline,” something that is currently lacking throughout the city. “We all think Everett is situated on this hill and you can see Boston all over the place,” he said. “It’s very hard, at the pedestrian level, to catch a glimpse of the city of Boston.” Looking ahead, Tocco said he does not expect the building to become an obstruction. “As the neighborhood builds out, the building will move to the background,” he said. In addition, V10 will put in a 15-foot right of way to allow for a dedicated bus lane and Silver Line stop. “I commend V10 for working with the city to help advance our transportation priorities as well as creating fantastic public spaces,” said DeMaria. “This project supports SKY EVERETT | SEE PAGE 18

Page 6 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 Health & Wellness Center to reopen May 10 M ayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that the Everett Community Health & Wellness Center will reopen on Monday, May 10. The center will be open Monday–Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. “The Everett Community Health & Wellness Center was forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said DeMaria. “Re-opening the center has been a long time coming. Due to the size of the space, we will be able to welcome up to 2,000 people in the center. I look forward to adding programs and classes as guidelines lessen.” The cost for new members is $15 per month for a family membership, and those with active gym memberships will not be charged any membership fees until January 2022. All fitness class schedules will be determined at a later date. Please remember that the City of Everett will be following all COVID-19 protocols as dictated by the Commonwealth. The Everett Community Health & Wellness Center will be operated and managed by the Push. Lift. Accelerate. You. (PLAY) Fit Lab. The PLAY Fit Lab was formed in late 2016 by Everett native and minority female business owner Kahlea Brown. Brown is a graduate of Everett High School and has carried her Everett pride with her throughout her life. Brown moved on to study at Bay State College and the University of Massachusetts Boston to earn her bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Brown had spent more than 14 years in the hospitality industry before moving to Dubai in 2013 for a few years. During her time in Dubai, she started personally training people in her building with exercise equipment, and it was here that Brown discovered her passion for health and wellness. When Brown moved back to the United States at the end of 2015, she decided to pursue her passion of fitness. She became certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and began working at Crunch Fitness in Medford, where she helped to open the facility. Brown quickly became certified to teach spin and other group classes, and she enjoyed her experience there. Around 2016, Brown had a conversation with DeMaria, and shortly after she began working at the Everett Community Health & Wellness Center as a personal trainer, group fitness coordinator and instructor for group fitness classes. This is where Brown was inspired to branch off and start her own business, the PLAY Fit Lab. REOPEN | SEE PAGE 18 Zion Baptist Church attacked by vandal Mayor calls incident a hate crime Security footage shows the alleged suspect in front of Zion Baptist Church at 2:20 a.m. on April 29. (Courtesy Photos) By Christopher Roberson Z ion Baptist Church was recently the target of vandalism when the seven-foot wooden cross in front of the church was yanked from the ground and hurled into an adjacent property. Bishop Robert Brown, the church’s senior pastor, said the office manager first noticed that the cross was missing when she arrived at work at approximately 9 a.m. on April 29. “The cross will go back up. We’re not going to be deterred from doing that,” Brown said in an interview with WBZ. “It is a symbol of our faith and we’re not going to let anybody move us from that at all.” Mayor Carlo DeMaria said this was more than an act of vandalism. “This was not an accident but a hate crime against Zion Ministries and their community,” he said. “As mayor, I’m repulsed and distraught that someone would intentionally vandalize a religious organization in our community. There is absolutely no room for any hate in Everett.” City Council President Pro Tempore Anthony DiPierro said the church has been a landmark in Ward 3 for more than two decades. “To see something like this happen so close to home truly saddens me,” he said. “I hope the individual responsible is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” Ward 1 Councillor Fred Capone said the incident is more disturbing because it happened at a place of worship. “When vandalism targets a religious group or property, the deplorable act takes on an even more despicable nature,” he said. “We, as a community, stand in friendship and support with the Zion Baptist Church congregation.” Security footage indicates that the incident occurred at 2:20 a.m. on April 29. However, no arrests have been made as police continue to search for the suspect. Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Everett Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit at 617-394-5063.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 Page 7 EHS alumni look back on high school, talk about current success A By Christopher Roberson fter graduating from Everett High School nearly 25 years ago, members of the school’s Black Alumni Association recently gathered to share stories of what their lives were like then and how they changed over time. “No one could save us from our parents,” said Leon Spain, who graduated in 1999. “I could never bring home a ‘D’ or an ‘F.’ I got a ‘D’ once in fifth grade – that was my last ‘D.’” Spain also shared advice for current seniors who plan on attending college in the fall. “That self-doubt will start creeping in; don’t forget that you belong there,” he said. Spain went on to attend the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and is now a tax manager at Ernst & Young. Rolls Charles, who also graduated in 1999, agreed that good parenting was key to academic success. “That was one of the things that kept us out of deep trouble,” he said. Charles said that his plan after high school was to pursue a career in hip-hop. “I thought I was going to be this big music star,” he said. However, his computer was always in need of repair, and Charles found that it was cheaper to fix it himself. He is now an IT specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital. “Learn what you’re good at,” he said. “A lot of people realize they’re good at something, but they never think it could be a career for them.” Jonathan Redley, a member of the Class of 1997, remembered having a rough first year of high school. “After freshman year, I did go to summer school and my mother gave me hell,” he said. In college, Redley met someone who encouraged him to be more than a “C” student. “I was hanging around with somebody, and they were like, ‘Hey, why don’t you strive for ‘A’s?’ I ended up marrying the person that told me that,” he said. Redley attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the University of Phoenix. He is now a supervisory budget analyst for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Dwayne Pennant, a member of the Class of 1999, said he repeated the fourth grade. “Most people didn’t know that,” he said. “The hardest thing for me was to believe in myself.” Yet, Pennant found the self-confidence he needed and went on to the University of Massachusetts Boston. Although he was interested in the legal profession, Pennant said that initially he did not think it would be a good fit because he was black. However, at the time he was being mentored by an attorney who believed otherwise. Pennant took advantage of the opportunity and went on to graduate from the Charlotte School of Law. He is now a magistrate judge for the 26th Judicial District in Charlotte, North Carolina. “It’s very important for us not to get caught up in the stereotypes and the pigeonholes that people set for us,” he said. Damien Spain, a member of the Class of 1999, recalled the difficulties he faced after graduation. “I was lost for a while,” he said. “I was chasing the girls instead of chasing the books.” However, Spain eventually found his way and got involved in the Gear Up program. “You either walk through the door or stay in your circle,” he said. “It was time for me to walk through the door.” From there, Spain went on to the Harvard Extension School, which ultimately led to positions at Massachusetts General Hospital, State Street Bank and IBM. He is now the IT manager at Boston Children’s Hospital. Bruce Shand, another product of the Class of 1999, said he came to Everett from Jamaica when he was a sophomore. “If you came from Everett, you played football,” he said. “Sports was a big thing.” However, Shand left the football field after one year to focus on academics. “I was a books guy,” he said. “I tried to do the best I could in school – that was my thing.” After high school, Shand attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is now a project manager for the MBTA. Alberto Rodriguez, a member of the Class of 1998, said he moved to Everett from Cambridge when he was a freshman. At the time, diversity was barely on the radar. “I was one of maybe three Puerto Ricans at the high school,” he said. Rodriguez attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and is now a search consultant for Adecco Staffing in California. Mohammed Essofi, a member of the Class of 1997, moved to Everett from Morocco and did not speak English at the time. However, he quickly met a group of students who have now been his friends for more than 20 years. “I love Everett, Everett means a lot to me,” he said. “If I could move back, I would. I would love to send my kids to Everett High.” Essofi currently owns a pizza shop in Roxbury. Principal Erick Naumann, who was a teacher at the time, remembered having some of the former students in class. “It was so interesting; it was such a different time,” he said. “They went out on their own and built their own lives.” Yet, Naumann said he remembers yesteryear like it was yesterday. “I’m still stuck in the time warp,” he said. “I can still see everyone either on the football field or walking down the hallway – that’s stuck in my mind.” The former students also shared their opinions about the Black History class, which ALUMNI | SEE PAGE 24 Vaccination clinic scheduled for Saturday, May 8 M ayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that the City of Everett in partnership with Cataldo EMS will be administering COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday, May 8 beginning at 9 a.m. The clinic will be held at Pope John XXIII High School at 888 Broadway. Everett residents ages 18 and over are eligible to receive the vaccine. The clinic has 400 appointments available and will be offering the Moderna vaccine. Eligible Everett residents are required to make an appointment to receive the vaccine. Upon arrival at the vaccination site, residents are required to provide proof of identification with any government-issued ID and proof of residency. Vaccines will be administered in the school’s cafeteria on the first floor. Residents are asked to enter through the rear entrance that can be accessed from Cameron Street. After the vaccine is administered, an appointment will be made for the second dose. It is important for those who get vaccinated to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer and practice social distancing. Appointments can be made online at https:// www.maimmunizations. org//reg/5617529073. For any questions, please contact 311. Everett Attorneys Donate to Everett Food Pantry Local attorneys John Mackey and Elizabeth Brown presented a generous donation to the Everett Food Pantry recently to help to feed Everett’s needy families. Pictured from left to right, are; Nicole Diamond, Atty. John McKay, Atty. Elizabeth Brown, Chelsi Diamond, McKenna Diamond, and Irene Cardillo presenting a donation at the food pantry. (Advocate photo)

Page 8 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 Hundreds wear red for Kristin Fulton Denise Coe, who flew in from North Carolina for the vigil, holds Kristin Fulton’s daughter Leena. Kristin Fulton State Senator Sal DiDomenico and City Councillors Stephanie Martins and Michael McLaughlin were among those in attendance. Shown from left to right are, sister Gina Bauer, father Robert Ciarlone, Former Husky’s Director William Marchant, husband Gregory, daughter Leena, mother Marianne Ciarlone, uncle Vincent Calderone, aunt Cathy Ciarlone, First Lady Stacy DeMaria and Mayor Carlo DeMaria. Cheerleaders Olivia McCann, Chelsei Diamond, Kaylin Seward, Cassidy Curran, Jules Curran, and Ashley Seward said Fulton inspired so many lives. Kristin Fulton’s daughter Leena Fulton, who is just two weeks old. Shown in the back row from left to right are, uncle Stephen Greeley, uncle John Greeley, nephew Dylan Bauer, father Robert, cousin Vincent Calderone, cousin Michael Calderone, family friend Erika Crocker, cousin Nicholas Calderone, and uncle Vincent Calderone. Shown in the front row, from left to right are, aunt Mary Calderone, mother Marianne Ciarlone, nephew Jordan Bauer, family friend Vanessa Eisen, aunt Diane Ellis, aunt Catherine Calderone, cousin Ziara Calderone, husband Gregory Fulton, daughter Leena Fulton, and sister Gina Bauer. Samuel Amado, pointing to the Wellness Center across Colleen Stabile speaks during the vigil. In the middle, Everett Crimson Tide Girls’ Softball Coach Danielle Nadeau kneels out of respect. the street, called Fulton a “big beaming light in her 100-pound body.” (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 Page 9 CHA hospitals gain national recognition from The Leapfrog Group C ambridge Health Alliance’s hospitals in Cambridge and Everett have received an “A” grade in the “Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade,” a national distinction recognizing their achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is a community health system that serves Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north communities. The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety, is the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients Spring Back party scheduled for May 19 M ayor Carlo DeMaria and the Council on Aging have planned a Spring Back party event for Wednesday, May 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Anthony’s of Malden. Our event will begin with appetizers and hors d’oeuvres served by Anthony’s staff. You will first enjoy an antipasto salad with a split menu of roast beef and roasted chicken, potatoes, vegetables, coff ee and dessert. There will be entertainment by Everett’s own DJ Tommy Sheehan. Tickets are available for purchase on May 6, 7, 10, 13 & 14 in the front offi ce of the Connolly Center from 9 a.m. to noon only. We do have to follow the rules of COVID-19 protocol We are limited to 125 guests. There will be only six people allowed at each table. Masks must be worn upon entering our event. Social distancing as much as possible is required. There is no self-service of food. Due to the limited number of people allowed at our events, tickets are available on a fi rst come, fi rst served basis. We encourage all safety practices and vaccinations. For additional information, please call at 617394-2323. in their care. “Our ‘A’ grade refl ects an organizational focus on quality and safety that is driven by our staff ’s strong commitment to both our patients and standardized best practices for safety,” said CHA CEO Dr. Assaad Sayah. One-third of hospitals across the United States earn an “A” grade from Leapfrog. The grade is calculated by measuring both patient outcomes, such as hospital-acquired infections, surgical complications and patient reports on their experience, and adherence to safety practices and processes, including eff ective use of the electronic medical record, reporting adverse events and holding leaders accountable for putting improvement actions in place. “An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your commuMayor to host virtual community meetings M ayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that he will be virtually hosting community meetings on Zoom beginning on Wednesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. Each meeting will be with a diff erent ward in Everett to learn more about the current issues facing the specifi c neighborhood. “My Administration and I are excited to meet with the diff erent wards of Everett,” said DeMaria. “Over the past year, the pandemic presented many issues in addition to the ordinary concerns that arise and I want to hear from our residents. We look forward to further connecting with the community and discussing the issues that are aff ecting their everyday lives.” The schedule for the meetings is as follows: Ward 1: Wednesday, May 12; Ward 2: Wednesday, May 26; Ward 3: Wednesday, June 9; Ward 4: Wednesday, June 23; Ward 5: Wednesday, June 30; Ward 6: Wednesday, July 14. To join the meeting for your ward, please use the following Zoom information: Join the Zoom meeting using this link: https://ci-everett-ma. zoom.us/j/91511213761. Meeting ID: 915 1121 3761. Dial in: +1 646 558 8656. nity should be proud of,” said CHA | SEE PAGE 24 Bike to the Sea Member Meeting Wednesday May 12, 7pm–9pm Join us for a zoom meeting to hear about some new ideas: • Travis Londen of Velofix: “The Bike Shop that comes to you” https://www.velofix.com/ Attendees must pre-register at: https://biketothesea.org/event/member-meeting-5-12-21 For more info contact: Jay Cobau jay@biketothesea.org (339) 224-2448

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Page 14 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 CAPONE | FROM PAGE 4 SENIORS A community must honor its seniors. As your mayor we will continue to add and improve the delivery of services for our seniors. No senior will lack the basic necessities. We will host periodic seminars on issues important to seniors. There will be a dedicated city liaison for all things senior related. A big concern for many of our seniors is transportation. One of my goals is to establish a scheduled shuttle service to transport our seniors to the major points within our city. BUSINESS COMMUNITY Thriving local business is a vital part of a vibrant community. Local business partners have been neglected for far too long. They are more than a source of tax revenue. They provide necessary services and conveniences for our residents. We have a vested interest in attracting good business partners and helping them succeed. As your mayor, we will stop talking about revitalizing Everett Square and WE WILL FINALLY DO IT! Peer networks and internship opportunities will be explored. Business partners will be treated with the respect that they have earned in recognition of their valuable contributions to our community. There are many wonderful opportunities ahead for our city and they shouldn’t be squandered. They should be addressed TOGETHER. The future of our community should be planned TOGETHER. Decisions by your city government and how it spends YOUR tax money should only happen after meaningful involvement and coordination – TOGETHER. TOGETHER we can make this vision a reality. My background makes me well-qualified to lead our city into the future, but that can only happen with your assistance. In addition to my Business Degree from Boston College and my Juris Doctor Degree from New England School of Law, I have learned much over the 18 years of elected service to this community. Raised as one of four children in a single-parent household, I learned the value of hard work, the need to stretch limited fi - nancial resources and the importance of working TOGETHER. Combined with raising children of my own, I understand the many struggles that families often face on a daily basis. Operating my own business for over 26 years, I understand the demands on our business partT By Jason Mazzilli here may be no league tournament this year, like there has been in other sports, but make no mistake about it, the winner of Friday night’s “Battle of the Unbeatens” will be able to claim they are the best team in the Greater Boston League this season. Aside from the importance of the matchup and being able to stay undefeated and be the top dog in the GBL, it is Senior Night for Head Coach Rob DiLoreto’s Crimson Tide 12th graders, who will be playing their fi nal football home game. Everett (1-0) is coming off a “bye” week after topping Lynn English, 42-12, two weeks ago. The Tide closes out the season with a road trip to play Lynn EHS Crimson Tide Head Coach Rob DiLoreto and his staff are shown giving his team a pep talk before the start of last Friday’s game. Classical next Friday night, May 14. Revere (2-0) owns wins over Lynn Classical, 18-0,) and Lynn English, 38-22. Quarterback Calvin Boudreau leads the Patriots’ off ense. He has committed to Curry College. Everett once again has several standouts in this game, including senior defensive end Josaiah Stewart (committed to Coastal Carolina), senior wide receiver Tyrese Baptiste (committed to UMaine) and wide receiver and defensive back Ismael Zamor, a junior committed to Boston College. Everett boys’ soccer picks up wins over Lynn English and Lynn Classical The Everett High boys’ soccer team earned wins over two Greater Boston League oppo(Advocate Photo Courtesy of Paul Hammersley) nents, the Lynn Classical Rams and Lynn English Bulldogs. Guilherme Meireles scored twice in a 4-1 win over Classical. Ricardo DoCarmo and Guilherme Moraes also scored in the win. The Crimson Tide held Senior Night and marked it with a 5-2 win over Lynn English. Dan Cadet scored two and Carlos Persona, Guilherme Moraes, and Marcus Viera added goals. Mindful Meditation class to be held at Connolly Center M ayor Carlo DeMaria and the Council on Aging, in conjunction with Neighborhood PACE (the national Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), present Mindful Meditation. This class will ners. Both as a property owner and business owner, I understand the anxiety associated with each tax bill and water bill and the sense of frustration that these numbers seem excessive. As the son of an elderly parent, I understand the issues facing our seniors. I look forward to meeting and speaking with you over the duration of the campaign. Should you wish to volunteer, place a lawn sign, or simply have a question, please contact me at my home number 617-3879045 or visit the campaign website www.fredcaponeforeverett.com. TOGETHER we will Build A Better Everett. Sincerely, Fred Capone Candidate for Mayor take place on Friday, May 14, at 8:30 a.m. at the Connolly Center. After a short presentation with Neighborhood PACE, you are welcome to enjoy the ancient relaxation technique of Mindful Mediation with certifi ed instructor Anna Noble. She will guide you through a short, live practice. We look forward to having you join us. Space is limited to 20 participants. Reservations for Law Offices of JOSEPH D. CATALDO, P.C. “ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW” • ESTATE/MEDICAID PLANNING • WILLS/TRUSTS/ESTATES • INCOME TAX PREPARATION • WEALTH MANAGEMENT • RETIREMENT PLANNING • ELDER LAW 369 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 (617)381-9600 JOSEPH D. CATALDO, CPA, CFP, MST, ESQUIRE. AICPA Personal Financial Specialist Designee Everett High football in GBL showdown with Revere tonight at home, 6:00 p.m. The ‘Unoffi cial’ GBL Championship on the line for league’s two undefeated teams this event are required. A mask and temperature check are required. Social distancing must be observed. For reservations or additional information, please call Margaret at 617-394-2323.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 Page 15 Crimson Tide Boys’ Varsity Soccer Seniors Honored Left side attack Marcos Vieira presents to stepfather, Carlos Pinho; mother, Nerica Nazareth; girlfriend, Camila Meireles; and sister, Thalita Nazareth. He wants to coach professionally after graduation. Co-Captain Victor Santos presented to his father, Reginaldo; mother, Eliana; sister, Emaneulla; and brother, Rafael, during Senior Night last Saturday. He plans to attend Boston University to study business administration to, hopefully, become a real estate investor. J& $45 yd. Midfi elder Christian Olivar presents to his mother, Ana Baires; sister, Yamileth Olivar; brother, Javier Olivar; and his cousins: Daniel and Diego Kivas and Rosemary Bonilla. He plans to attend Wentworth to study engineering and mechanics to, hopefully, become an auto mechanic. 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. Proud girlfriend Kami, father Riccardo and cousin Matthew, for Co-Captain Ricardo DoCarmo, Jr. Goalie Daniel Aguilar presents to his aunt, Leticia Zavala; brother, Brian Aguilar; and sister, Mia. He plans to attend Fisher College. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)

Page 16 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES OF 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. Upcoming guests: Sunday, May 9: Tony Dow, best known for playing Wally Cleaver on the iconic television series “Leave it to Beaver.” Sunday, May 16: Susan Olsen best known for her role as Cindy Brady on the classic television series “The Brady Bunch.” Listeners are always invited to call in and talk with our popular guests. 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 records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of April 26-30. All the House roll calls are on the House version of a $47.7 billion fiscal 2022 state budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2021. THE BUDGET “DEBATE” Most of the decisions on which representatives’ amendments are included or not included in the budget are made “behind closed doors.” Or in the COVID-19 era, “behind closed Zoom meetings.” Of the 1,157 budget amendments proposed, most of them were bundled into consolidated “mega” amendments. This year there were seven mega amendments and all but one, which had just one vote against it, were approved unanimously. There is no real “debate” on the House floor. Everyone who spoke on any of the consolidated amendments spoke in favor of them. The system works as follows: Individual representatives file amendments on various topics. All members then pitch their amendments to Democratic leaders who draft consolidated amendments that include some of the individual representatives’ amendments while excluding others. The categories of consolidated amendments include some 16 subjects including programs relating to public safety, judiciary energy, environmental affairs, housing, labor and economic development. Supporters of the system say that any representative who sponsored an excluded amendment can bring it to the floor and ask for an up or down vote on the amendment itself. They say this system has worked well for many years. Opponents say that rarely, if ever, does a member bring his or her amendment to the floor for an up-ordown vote because that is not the way the game is played. It is an “expected tradition” that you accept the fate of your amendment as determined by Democratic leaders. BHRC | SEE PAGE 21

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 Page 17 SCHOOL | FROM PAGE 1 School Committee Memberat-Large Millie Cardello said she also did not know about the hearing until April 27 and had a prior commitment that could not be rescheduled. “I apologize to the community for not being there,” she said. “I would’ve been there had I been notified properly.” However, Tahiliani said the meeting was posted seven days in advance. “Our students and those who called in seemed to know about it,” she said. “We should be doing better; we should be showing up for our students.” School Committee Chairman Frank Parker said that on April 20 he notified the committee of when the hearing would be held. “When you’re not part of the process, this is what can happen,” he said. “I’ll continue to get these notices out; I ask that you read them.” Enrollment discrepancies In other news, Parker called attention to the fact that in October 2020 there were 6,620 students enrolled in the district. That was the figure the committee sent to the state for funding purposes. However, the April enrollment figure showed 6,934 students. “Ladies and gentlemen, that’s a difference of 314 students,” he said, adding that the cost per student is $8,000. “That’s a miss of $2.5 million. That’s a concern of mine; it’s something that we should all be concerned about.” DeMaria said the state delegation is aware of the problem and has earmarked $40 million for districts with enrollment discrepancies. However, Parker said his recent conversation with Tracy Novick, field director for the Massachusetts Association of School Committees, suggested otherwise. “Her number was $60 million, and she said the six largest districts could eat up all that money pretty quickly,” he said. Students return to EHS Tahiliani said Everett High School freshmen will have the option of returning to school on May 10 while sophomores, juniors and seniors can return on May 11. She said 37 percent of parents plan on sending their students back to school and the remaining 67 percent will continue with remote learning. “Certain parents did not want to have their students reacclimate to returning to in-person [learning] at this point in the school year,” she said. “YOUR FINANCIAL FOCUS” JOSEPH D. CATALDO STEP-UP IN BASIS PROPOSED TAX LAW CHANGE P resident Biden’s proposed repeal of the step-up in basis provisions of Internal Revenue Code Section 1014, if passed by Congress, will create a sweeping change in the tax code that will affect millions of American taxpayers. The step-up in tax basis provisions provide for the fair market value of all assets owned or constructively owned by the taxpayer at the time of his or her death to become the new “cost basis” going forward in the hands of the recipients of those assets (e.g. surviving spouse, children, relatives, etc.) pursuant to the terms of the Last Will and Testament transfer on death account, or a Living Trust, for example. As long as the assets are includible in the taxable estate of the decedent, regardless of whether or not a federal or Massachusetts estate tax has to be paid, the step-up in basis is achieved. This provision allows for a single-family home originally purchased for $75,000 to be left to one’s children at the time of death of a parent, while creating a new cost basis in the hands of the children equal to the fair market value at the time of death. If, for example, at the time of death, the fair market value of the home is $500,000, that will be the new cost basis. The children would be able to sell the home soon thereafter for $500,000 without having to pay any capital gains tax. One of the original purposes of the legislation was to avoid the unmanageable task of requiring the children to attempt to compute the cost basis of the home by going back 50 or more years to determine the original purchase price, capital improvements, closing costs, refinance costs, etc. By establishing the fair market value as the starting point after the date of death, all of those issues are avoided. No need for canceled checks, settlement statements, credit card statements, invoices, etc. No need to defend oneself in an IRS audit that most likely could not be won. Therefore, in the above example, if the Biden administration proposal is passed, if one assumes there were $75,000 in improvements over the years, there would be a $350,000 capital gain. If there were two children, the federal capital gains tax would be approximately $26,250 each and the Massachusetts capital gains tax would be $8,750 each, for a total of $70,000. This is certainly an increase in taxes to be paid by a lot of middle-class taxpayers. Millions of middle-class American taxpayers currently do not have to be concerned about such a capital gains tax in these circumstances. If the tax law is changed, it will be unavoidable. What’s important is not so much whether or not you agree or disagree with abolishing the step-up in basis provisions of the tax code, but whether or not you realize this will affect just about everybody, not just the rich and famous. This will also affect appreciated stock that a mother or father may leave to his or her children. Even a $100,000 stock portfolio built up over years of investing may have a cost basis of only $25,000. Without the benefit of the step-up in cost basis provisions, the children, upon a later sale of the stock, will realize a $75,000 capital gain and incur a $15,000 combined federal and Mass capital gains tax. The repeal of this long-standing provision will have profound implications for millions of taxpayers, not just the wealthy. Such a repeal would also create a disaster from a taxpayer compliance standpoint as well as from an IRS enforcement standpoint. Such a new tax law would amount to nothing less than a middle-class tax hike, and this would have nothing to do with the proposed increase in the capital gains tax rate for those who earn more than $400,000 per year.

Page 18 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 SKY EVERETT | FROM PAGE 5 our transportation goals and, just as important, cleans another significantly contaminated site in our city and returns it to the public for lasting enjoyment and revitalization. At the end of the day, it’s a beautiful project. Silver Line expansion into Everett has been a priority of my administration for years. We have invested significant time and energy along with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the MBTA, to make this a reality.” REOPEN | FROM PAGE 6 The Fit Lab was designed to deliver personal training and group fitness services to its clients. Brown started offering her services to residential buildings by hosting programs for their residents. The company also began to focus on workplace wellness programs with contracts with businesses in Boston, such as the Lenox Hotel, Comfort Inn and the office building at 90 State St. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brown was forced to pivot her business and was unable to continue the workplace wellness programs. The PLAY Fit Lab is hoping to offer virtual classes in lieu of in-person programs. Because of the pandemic, the City of Everett had to close the Everett Community Health & Wellness Center to adhere with guidelines issued by the Commonwealth. As guidelines were easing up, the City of Everett decided to contract an outside business to manage the center once it reopened by issuing a request for proposals and accepting bids. Brown had learned that the City of Everett was interested in contracting an outside business to manage the Everett Community Health & Wellness Center, and she was interested in learning more. A former coworker and friend, the late Kristin Fulton, had encouraged her to submit a bid for the contract. Brown quickly wrote up the bid and used the business plan that she had used to start her own business. She was proud to learn that the PLAY Fit Lab had won the bid. “As an Everett native and former employee of the Wellness Center, it’s a blessing to be able to partner with the City as a small business owner and share PLAY’s mission with members of the community,” said Brown. “I hope this partnership will not only help REOPEN | SEE PAGE 24

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 Page 19 Everett Girls’ Softball League Host Opening Ceremonies Legends: Shown in the front row, from left to right, are Giavana Bono, Jayla Davila, Mia Allen, Rileigh Kenney, Mia Oliva and Mary Grace O’Donnell. Shown in the back row, from left to right, are Assistant Coach Julianna Edwards, Alex DeMaria, Alexa Uga, Juliana Ferguson, Stephany Desouza, Amanda Verteiro, Riley Straccia and Head Coach Andrea Fuccillo. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Peaches: Nevaeh Figueroa, Jadeilyn Figueroa, Isabella Alvarez, Giulianna Blatt, Lillian Rao, Giovanna Edwards, Asst. Coach Angel Alvarez, Head Coach Leonard Parsons, Isabella Parsons, Kelsey Medeiros, Morgan Salvi, Gianna Stoddard, Kierstyn Carapelluci, Olivia Clark and Asst. Coach Stephanie Falzone. Mustangs: Shown in the bottom row, from left to right, are Arianna Osorio-Bonilla, Savannah Donnelley, Jaelei Biggie and McKenzie Rivera. Shown in the top row, from left to right, are Jennafer Burke-Hutchinson, Asst. Coach Kerry Hutchinson, Jamie Burke-Hutchinson, Neveah Ward, Bridgette Neary, Isabella Preciado, Kaylin Rivera, Adriana Osoy and Assistant Coach Mario Bonilla. Missing: Head Coach Jay Holt and Grace Desser. Stars: Shown in the back row, from left to right, are coaches Valerie Paulino, Roberto Santiago lll, Timothy Williamson, Michael Hurley and Head Coach Anthony Allen. Shown in the middle row, from left to right, are Jayla Williams, Amara Louis, Mia Bond, Caitlyn Hurley, Monica Ojopi and Amania Allen. Shown in the front row, from left to right, are Harmonie Ortiz, Adriana Sophia Lima, Giuliana Santiago, Meghan Comerford, Mariana Rodriguez and Amara Williamson. Angels: Shown in the front row, from left to right, are Ava Volpicelli, Tiana Walton, Lilah Wood, Olivia Volpicelli and Tonia Walton. Shown in the back row, from left to right, are Coaches Julianna Ferguson, Brooke Lynn Acevedo, Amie Acevedo and Joseph Biggi. Not pictured: Adriana Hernandez, Aaliyah Mendez, Kristina Dawadi and Coach Stephanie Mattuchio. Angels: Shown in the front row, from left to right, are Ava Volpicelli, Tiana Walton, Lilah Wood, Olivia Volpicelli and Tonia Walton. Shown in the back row, from left to right, are Coaches Julianna Ferguson, Brooke Lynn Acevedo, Amie Acevedo and Joseph Biggi. Not pictured: Adriana Hernandez, Aaliyah Mendez, Kristina Dawadi and Coach Stephanie Mattuchio. Angels: Shown in the front row, from left to right, are Ava Volpicelli, Tiana Walton, Lilah Wood, Olivia Volpicelli and Tonia Walton. Shown in the back row, from left to right, are Coaches Julianna Ferguson, Brooke Lynn Acevedo, Amie Acevedo and Joseph Biggi. Not pictured: Adriana Hernandez, Aaliyah Mendez, Kristina Dawadi and Coach Stephanie Mattuchio. Angels: Shown in the front row, from left to right, are Ava Volpicelli, Tiana Walton, Lilah Wood, Olivia Volpicelli and Tonia Walton. Shown in the back row, from left to right, are Coaches Julianna Ferguson, Brooke Lynn Acevedo, Amie Acevedo and Joseph Biggi. Not pictured: Adriana Hernandez, Aaliyah Mendez, Kristina Dawadi and Coach Stephanie Mattuchio. Shown from left to right are son Richard, mother Karen and daughter-in-law Kim LaMontagne. Shown from left to right are Ward 2 Councillor Stephanie Martins, Evelyn Gayhart and League Founder Karen LaMontagne. Evelyn Gayhart sang the National Anthem. Ward 2 Councillor Stephanie Martins throws out the first pitch during Saturday’s Opening Day at Glendale Park. Everett Girls’ Softball Founder Karen LaMontagne began the organization approximately 40 years ago.


THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 Page 21 Sa enr Sa y Senior Senio BY JIM MILLER How Seniors Can Learn New Technology Skills Online Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good technology classes or online learning resources for inexperienced seniors? I have a computer and a smartphone, but my knowledge and skills are pretty limited. Tech Challenged Senior Dear Senior, There are many different technology teaching tools available to older adults that can help you learn new tech skills so you can better utilize your devices. Here are some good options to consider. Local classes or workshops: Depending on where you live, there may be community resources that offer beginning computer and personal technology classes, be it online or in-person, for older adults that are new to technology. To fi nd out what’s available in your area, contact your local public library, senior center, college or university, or local stores that sell computers. Your Area Agency on Aging may also be able to help you. Visit the Eldercare Locator at Eldercare. acl.gov or call 800-677-1116 to get your local number. GetSetUp.io: This is one of the best online learning websites that partners with guides to provide training on tech tools for adults 50 and older. They provide more than 350 online classes taught in real-time by retired educators and tech industry experts in a way that lets older adults learn-by-doing, versus just watching a video. Their technology classes – all taught via Zoom – cover things like learning how to use smartphones and tablets, how to setup and use Zoom, how to utilize Gmail features, how to recognize online scams, how to sell your stuff online and so much more. Most of their classes are free; however some charge a small fee. SeniorPlanet.org: Created and sponsored by national nonprofi t OATS (Older Adults Technology Services) and recently joining forces with AARP, Senior Planet offers 60-and-older adults a wide variety of free online courses, programs, and activities that are taught in real-time to help seniors learn new technology skills, as well as save money, get in shape and make new friends. Some of their more popular tech classes include “All Things Zoom,” “Everything Smartphones,” and an “Introduction to Social Media.” They even offer a “lunch & learn – tech discussion group” offered at various times throughout the year where you can ask questions as well as share your struggles and experiences. If you ever have a technology question that pops up during the week, you can call their National Senior Planet Hotline for tech help at 920-666-1959 anytime Monday through Friday during working hours. OasisEverywhere.org: This nonprofit educational organization for older adults provides more than 10 low-cost/free online computer, internet and mobile technology courses for beginners. And when the pandemic dies down, they will resume offering beginner tech classes in their 27 locations (located in nine states) throughout the country. CandooTech.com: This company provides fee-based online tech support and training to help older adults feel more comfortable with phones, computers, tablets, home safety devices and more. Their specially trained tech concierges will teach you how to use your technology, fi x what’s not working and install software, as well as learn how set-up and use email, video chat, social media, online shopping and entertainment, ride sharing services and more. They offer one-hour, one-onone or small group sessions for $50, or you can become a member and get two 90-minute training sessions plus unlimited quick support (30 minutes or less) for $180 per year. They also provide device installation and setup done remotely for $180. TechBoomers.com: This is a free educational website that provides video and article tutorials that teach older adults and other inexperienced technology users how to use the most popular and trusted websites, apps and devices. 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 BHRC | FROM PAGE 16 Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven (D-Somerville) was the only member who voted against one of the consolidated amendments. “It is worth noting that [my] ‘no’ vote is the only non-unanimous vote taken for the entire House budget, showing how little transparency, public debate and public accountability there is in the House budget process,” she said. HOUSE APPROVES $47.7 BILLION FISCAL 2022 BUDGET (H 4000) House 160-0, approved and sent to the Senate a $47.7 billion fi scal 2022 state budget for the fi scal year that begins on July 1, 2021. The House, over three days, added $59.8 million to the bill. The House version now goes to the Senate which will approve a diff erent version. A House-Senate conference committee will eventually craft a plan that will be presented to the House and Senate for consideration and sent to the governor. “This budget meets the needs of our residents who have endured an unprecedented level of health and economic challenges over the past year,” said House Speaker Ron Mariano (D-Quincy). “The House continues to support the services and programs that have proven to be essential for so many, while making targeted investments to grow the Massachusetts economy.” Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester), vice chair of the House Ways & Means Committee said, “The economic development measures and strong social service supports position Massachusetts to recover from the pandemic and continue growing.” “Budgets are more than line items and spreadsheets” said Rep. Jack Lewis (D-Framingham), co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus which hailed the budget. “Budgets are promises to support all the residents of the commonwealth and invest in our shared future. This House budget embodies the deepest commitments of our commonwealth by raising the Conservation Land Tax Credit, increasing support for families living in deep poverty and expanding funding to civil legal aid, emergency housing assistance and public education.” (A “Yes” vote is for the budget). Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes CONTINUE THE FILM TAX CREDIT (H 4000) House 160-0, approved an amendment that would indefi nitely extend the fi lm tax credit which is due to expire at the end of 2022. According to the Massachusetts Film Office, the state provides fi lmmakers with a package of tax incentives including a 25 percent production credit, a 25 percent payroll credit and a sales tax exemption. Any project that spends more than $50,000 in Massachusetts qualifi es for the payroll credit. Spending more than 50 percent of the total budget or fi lming at least 50 percent of the principal photography days in the Bay State makes the project eligible for the production credit and the sales tax exemption. “Since the inception of the fi lm tax credit in 2006, $2.8 billion in economic development has fl owed into Massachusetts, stimulating many businesses that previously were not here, and creating new employment opportunities for thousands of people,” said the amendment’s sponsor Rep. Tackey Chan (D-Quincy). “It is essential, especially in light of the pandemic, that the commonwealth continues to champion job preservation, growth and continued investments in our local businesses.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment). Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes EXPAND CONSERVATION LAND TAX CREDIT (H 4000) House 160-0, approved an amendment that would expand the existing Conservation Land Tax Credit by raising the annual cap for this program from $2 million to $5 million over a three-year period, beginning on January 1, 2022. The increase would remain in place until December 31, 2031. This state tax credit provides an incentive for land with signifi cant conservation value to be donated to public and private conservation agencies. The tax credit is equal to 50 percent of the fair market value of the donated property, up to a maximum credit of $75,000. Supporters explained that the tax credit has already resulted in the permanent protection of some 14,000 acres of land valued at over $76.5 million. They noted that for 2021, the maximum $2 million in tax credits has already been committed to 33 projects that will protect about 1,954 additional acres. They said that leaves 83 additional projects representing another 1,482 acres of land on a waiting list with some of the projects expected to be waiting until at least 2024 to receive the tax credit. “The recent passage of the 2050 Roadmap bill recognized that naturally occurring carbon sequestration is a very important component of the state’s ability to reach its short and long-term goals for reducing carbon emissions,” said House Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading), the sponsor of the amendment. “Increasing the tax credit program’s annual cap will help to clear up the backlog of projects that are currently pending and will reap signifi cant environmental benefi ts for the commonwealth.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment). Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes CONSOLIDATED AMENDMENT ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUDICIARY (H 4000) House 158-1, approved a $5.3 million consolidated amendment that funds public safety and judiciary programs. This is the only consolidated amendment which did not receive a unanimous vote. “I am proud of the work we did in the House of Representative to provide for our cities and town’s local public safety needs,” said Rep. Carlos Gonzalez (D-Springfi eld), the House chair of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee. “Chief among our accomplishments is our commitment to process all untested sexual assault evidence kits within 180 days of the budget’s passage. This is an essential step towards providing the justice that all of these survivors of sexual assault are owed.” “This amendment represents the values of our commonwealth,” said Rep. Michael Day (D-Stoneham) the House chair of the Committee on the Judiciary. “These … investments seek to help the marginalized, keep our communities safe and continue our march towards equal justice under the law, for all our residents.” “I voted no because this amendment increased both funding for the State Police and the Department of Corrections by $1 million and $500,000 respectively,” said Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven (D-Somerville). “While there is good language on sexual assault evidence kit testing and spending accountability on ICE, I cannot vote for an amendment that increases funding to institutions that commit overtime fraud or force horrifi c living conditions on incarcerated people. At the very least, we must increase accountability before increasing spending. It is worth noting that this ‘no’ vote is the only non-unanimous vote taken for the entire House budget, showing how little transparency, public debate, and public accountability there is in the House budget process.” (A “Yes” vote is for the consolidated amendment. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes CONSOLIDATED AMENDMENT ON ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND HOUSING (H 4000) House 159-0, approved a $7.3 million consolidated amendment that funds energy, environmental aff airs and housing programs. “Housing is central to the well-being of individuals and families across the commonwealth,” said James Arciero (D-Westford), House chair of the Housing Committee. “Massachusetts is a high-cost state and this impacts the ability of our residents to gain and retain decent aff ordable housing. This budget provides historic funding for our housing programs as we prioritize this basic, fundamental need of our citizens.” “The House has crafted a bold budget that matches our ambitions in the fi ght against climate change and for the commonwealth’s clean energy future,” said Rep. Jeff rey Roy (D-Franklin), House chair of the Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. “Climate science and policy is complicated and demands the actions articulated in this budget to avoid what is essentially the most signifi cant existential challenge of our time. It builds on the recently signed climate bill, which increases our commitment to off shore wind in the commonwealth to 5600 megawatts.” “Our prioritization of these essential environmental programs will protect and preserve our natural resources and outdoor spaces, as well as set a sustainable and resilient course for the future,” said Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston), House chair of the Committee on Environment, Natural ReBHRC | SEE PAGE 23

Page 22 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 OBITUARIES William “Duke” O’Neill At 79 years, in Everett, April 28, following a lengthy illness, in the comforting presence of his God & his family. Beloved husband of 46 years to Barbara (Williams) O’Neill. Devoted father to William O’Neill, Jr. & wife Myra of No. Toledo, OH, Noreen Evangelista & husband Anthony of Wakefield, Cheryl Grava & husband Peter of Medford, Christopher O’Neill & Colleen O’Neill & her life partner Keith Michenzie, all of Everett, Caryn Bennett & husband Paul of Saugus & Colin O’Neill & wife Dani of Nashua, NH. Proud grandfather to Benjamin, Keira, Clover, William, Shawmut, Circa & Nova. Dear brother of the late Vincent, Noreen & Patricia O’Neill. Lovingly respected brother-in-law to Michael Williams & wife Cecelia of Danvers & Nancy Tewksbury of Everett. Loving uncle to Ryan Williams & wife Lynn of Washington State, Kathleen Williams & her partner Paul Girouard of Portland, ME & Raymond Tewksbury & wife Tammy of Winter Haven, FL. “Duke” also leaves special friends, Lynn Thornton & husband James Sliker of Jamaica Plain, Susan Capomaccio & husband John of Saugus. “Duke” also leaves an army of extended family, friends & colleagues of 51 years at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute – Div. of Development & the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. Member of LiUNA, Local 380. Joseph A. Ardolino Marie T. (Carlone) Ienello Of Everett on May 3, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Alfonso Sementa. Loving mother of Annette Sementa and her fiancé Federico Giugliano. Adored grandmother of Gianna Sementa & Michaela Giugliano. All funeral services will be private. Of Everett on April 24, 2021. Beloved son of the late Marie (Barrese) & James Ardolino. Adored brother of James Ardolino. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Pioneer Charter School of Science I places 17th out of Massachusetts high schools P ioneer Charter School of Science I (PCSS I) was recently honored by U.S. News and World Report in its annual distinguished “Best High Schools” rankings. PCSS I ranked 17th in Massachusetts among 365 high schools, and placed 15th out of high schools from the surrounding Boston Metro Area. The school earned its ranking based on student performance on state assessments from the 2019-2020 school year as well as the school’s demonstrated work to prepare students for college. Rankings also took into account enrollment of disadvantaged students. Of the PCSS I students who took the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exams during the 2019-2020 school year, 87 percent scored proficient or advanced in Math and 78 percent scored proficient or advanced in English. PCSS I’s graduation rate also played a large role in its state ranking. The publication noted that the school graduated 97 percent of its class, with the school ranking 13th in the state for college readiness. PCSS I is a rigorous college preparatory charter school with a mission to prepare educationally under resourced students for today’s competitive world. This year students at both PCSS high schools have already received college acceptance letters to schools such as Stanford, Berkeley, Cornell, Northwestern and Boston College.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 Page 23 BHRC | FROM PAGE 21 sources and Agriculture. (A “Yes” vote is for the consolidated amendment). Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes CONSOLIDATED AMENDMENT ON LABOR AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (H 4000) House 159-0, approved an $11.9 million consolidated amendment that funds labor and economic development programs. “If there is a common thread in these House budget line items, it is that we are investing in our people,” said Rep. Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury), House chair of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. “Let’s face it, we don’t have the best weather, year-round sunshine, an abundance of gold, silver or vast oil reserves. Our greatest resource as a commonwealth is our people. We all know that what powers Massachusetts is our skilled workforce. The House budget continues these investments in our workforce and builds on them in signifi cant ways.” “As we work our way out of this pandemic it is critical that the commonwealth play a vital role in supporting the growth of our economy and make targeted investments in areas that will improve the lives of our citizens and help those hardest hit by the pandemic, including those working in industries such as hospitality and retail,” said Rep. Jerry Parisella (D-Beverly), House chair of the Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies. (A “Yes” vote is for the consolidated amendment). Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes SENATE APPROVES $400 MILLION FOR NEW SOLDIERS’ HOME IN HOLYOKE (S 2439) Senate 40-0, approved 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. The House has already approved a diff erent version of the bill and a conference committee will likely hammer out a compromise version. The measure also provides $200 million to increase geographic equity and accessibility of long-term care services for Bay State veterans with a focus on areas that are not primarily served by the soldiers’ homes in Chelsea or Holyoke. 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. “Massachusetts has always been a leader for veteran services, and this bill refl ects the Senate’s deep commitment to those who have served our nation,” said Sen. John Velis (D-Westfi eld), Senate Chair of the Committee on Veterans and Federal Aff airs. “While our veteran population and their medical needs are changing, the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home’s mission remains the same: to provide care with BHRC | SEE PAGE 25 Office/Commercial Space for Lease 1. On May 7, 1954, construction began on what bridge that was the then longest suspension bridge in the world – connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan? 2. What is the only penguin native to north of the equator (on islands)? 3. Ciabatta was fi rst made in what decade: 1880’s, 1950’s or 1980’s? 4. On May 8, 2010, Betty White guest hosted what comedy show (which won her an Emmy) due to backing by Facebook fans? 5. What is the alter ego of Anakin Skywalker? 6. Which U.S. state produces the most fresh-cut fl owers? 7. May 9 is Mother’s Day; what author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” organized Mother’s Day observances in NYC and Boston in the 1870’s? 8. In 2017 it was announced that what BBC sci-fic series would have its 13th doctor protagonist – the fi rst female one? 9. The “Waltz of the Flowers” is from what work composed by Tchaikovsky? 10. On May 10, 1879, in what N.E. city was the fi rst U.S. national archaeological society founded? 11. What beverage did the Puritans on the Mayflower mostly consume? 12. How are Thumper, Flower and Faline similar? 13. On May 11, 1995, it was confirmed that what virus was discovered in Zaire? 14. What Black female recorded “Hound Dog,” “Ball and Chain” and “Wade in the Water”? 15. Zōri are the precursors of fl ip-fl ops and are native to what country? 16. How are Bag End, Wuthering Heights and Manderley similar? 17. On May 12, 1820, what nurse was born who was known as “The Lady With The Lamp”? 18. How are March Hare, Hatter and Dormouse similar? 19. Is rhubarb a fruit? 20. On May 13, 1883, who was born who devised the Pap smear test? ANSWERS 3 Large rooms, each with walk-in storage area. 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Page 24 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 REOPEN | FROM PAGE 18 strengthen a culture of wellness in the City, but also inspire the young women and entrepreneurs of Everett to bring their own dreams to life.” Brown is excited and grateful that the City of Everett chose the PLAY Fit Lab to manage the Everett Community Health & Wellness Center. She has a vision to make sure her customers are happy and hopes to bring back community programs and group classes as permitted by COVID-19 guidelines. Brown is humbled by this opportunity and wants to provide a warm and welcoming environment. CHA | FROM PAGE 9 The Leapfrog Group President/ CEO Leah Binder. “The past year has been extraordinarily diffi cult for hospitals, but Cambridge Health Alliance shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.” Developed under the guidance of a national expert panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute care hospitals twice per year. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public. To see CHA’s full grade details and access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org. ALUMNI | FROM PAGE 7 will be off ered in the fall. “A lot of the black history classes only touch on the slavery times,” he said. Charles said the accomplishments of black inventors should be highlighted as well. He spoke about Garrett Morgan, who invented a gas mask prototype, Marie Van Brittan Brown, who invented the video home security system, and Dr. Daniel Williams, who performed one of the first open-heart surgeries. “If we would leave out slavery, we would learn a lot more,” said Charles. Redley said the syllabus should also include recent events, such as the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. Essofi suggested a more historical approach. “It would be nice to go way back into the black history and show these young black men that there were kings once upon a time,” he said. We follow Social Distancing Guidelines! Frank Berardino MA License 31811 • 24 - Hour Service • Emergency Repairs BERARDINO Plumbing & Heating Residential & Commercial Service Gas Fitting • Drain Service 617.699.9383 Senior Citizen Discount 379 Broadway Everett 617-381-9090 All occasions florist Wedding ~ Sympathy Tributes Plants ~ Dish Gardens Customized Design Work GIFT BASKETS Fruit Baskets www.EverettFlorist.net

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Page 26 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 BHRC | FROM PAGE 25 payer-funded projects of this scope be completed on-time and on-budget with a diverse, local, safe, welltrained and highly skilled workforce. Additionally, we should be working diligently to assist women, minority and veteran owned businesses in creating jobs and opportunities now and in the future. The bill we passed today accomplishes these goals by authorizing funding for a modern facility for our commonwealth’s veterans while expanding opportunities for many local working-class people in the construction trades.” “According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 83 percent of the construction industry is ‘open-shop’ nonunion labor,” said Sen. Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton) who voted against the amendment. “A project labor agreement on a taxpayer funded project requires that only union labor be utilized, excluding 83 percent of those in the industry who are non-union even though their tax dollars also fund the project. We should allow both union and non-union workers an opportunity for employment, especially when it’s the public’s money. Project labor agreements are also known to increase the cost of taxpayer projects because of the lack of competition on who can work on said projects.” “As legislators, we have the responsibility to ensure that any state contract of this magnitude—regardless of its noble and critical purpose—receives a comprehensive evaluation,” said Sen. Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton), Senate Chair of the Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. “This is especially true in times of great economic need and uncertainty, and where our failure to ensure fairness for all would risk grave consequences in other areas. I am proud to have helped shape that conversation by bringing forth important questions about regional equity, fiscal accountability and the rights of Massachusetts workers.” Senate Ways and Means chair Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport) also voted against the amendment. “I have problems with anytime we limit competition on any sort of public construction projects,” he told the State House News Service. “I think more competition is healthier for everyone. It’s better for the taxpayers.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment. A “No” vote is against it). 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 April 26-30, the House met for a total of 37 hours and 40 minutes while the Senate met for a total of four hours and 19 minutes. Mon. April 26 House 10:02 a.m. to 11:29 p.m. Senate 11:12 a.m. to 11:31 a.m. Tues. April 27 House 11:05 a.m. to 9:44 p.m. No Senate session Wed. April 28 House 11:01 a.m. to 2:35 a.m. (Thursday morning) No Senate session Thurs. April 29 No House session Senate 11:19 a.m. to 3:19 p.m. Fri. April 30 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com 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 Fiorillo, Stephen M Mclaughlin, Kelly R Rezael, Maziar Kirwin, Madaline Kc, Shrijana Field, Saundra D Bauer, Sarah N SELLER1 Fiorillo James R Est 43 Alfred St CBC LLC Elkins, Kimberly D Tran, Julie Kc, Sudip Echeverria, Ingrid 43 Alfred St CBC LLC SELLER2 Fiorillo, Stephen Ngo, Hung ADDRESS CITY DATE 10 Yarmouth St 43 Alfred St #A 78 Reed Ave Everett Everett Everett 32-34 Winthrop St Everett 20 Argyle St 43 Alfred St #B Everett Everett PRICE 16.04.2021 16.04.2021 14.04.2021 13.04.2021 13.04.2021 $457 000,00 $503 250,00 15.04.2021 $1 033 600,00 $890 000,00 $830 000,00 $576 000,00

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