THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, JunE 3, 2022 Page 19 BEACON | FROM PAGE 18 for “no tax status” to $12,400 for single filers and $24,800 for joint filers; and double the maximum Senior Circuit Breaker Credit. “The Senate Republican Caucus members proposed more than 30 tax cut and credit proposals during this budget because we believe that we have an obligation to take reasonable actions to help people face the challenges they are dealing with from high housing costs, gas prices at record levels and inflation that continues to rise at alarming rates,” said amendment sponsor Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester). “ We know that with state revenues wildly exceeding what we need to operate, and an fiscal year 2023 budget spending increase of more than $2 billion we have the capacity to help families, seniors, students, commuters and those who depend on childcare.” “The tax break package presented by my colleagues and I would have eased the burden on working families and provided urgently needed financial relief from the economic challenges we continue to face,” said Sen. Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth). “With record prices for gas, housing, childcare and basic necessities, we need to act immediately to enact tax reforms to ease the blow on our residents and protect those who simply cannot afford the looming changes our economy will experience.” “The Joint Committee on Revenue is reviewing tax reduction bills and the full Senate has committed to consideration of a comprehensive and thoughtful revenue proposal, including tax reductions,” said Sen. John Keenan (D-Quincy) who voted against the amendment. “The Senate President has already announced that the Senate is taking up a tax relief package shortly,” said amendment opponent Sen. Adam Hinds (D-Pittsfield). “That is what we prefer to focus on. We want to be absolutely certain that tax cuts go to those who need it most, not just giveaways to the most wealthy.” (A “Yes” vote is for the tax cuts. A “No” vote is against the tax cuts). Sen. Sal DiDomenico No ADDITIONAL $750,000 FOR GOOD SAMARITANS (S 4) Senate 38-0, approved an amendment providing an additional $750,000 to fund “Hey Sam”—an anonymous peer-topeer mental health texting program staffed by young people. The service, available to people up to 24 years old, gives youths the opportunity to reach peers if they are suicidal, lonely, depressed, overwhelmed, struggling or need any kind of support an domeone with whom they can talk. Amendment sponsor Sen. Becca Rausch (D-Needham) noted the Samaritans continue to save lives and combat the commonwealth’s youth mental health crisis. She noted the Samaritans successfully deescalated 90 percent of imminent risk conversations, avoiding the need for emergency intervention. “For 47 years, the Samaritans, has provided lifesaving suicide prevention and mental health services in Massachusetts,” said Rausch. “Each year, they respond to tens of thousands of calls and texts from individuals experiencing mental illness and low levels of mental health.” - LEGAL NOTICE - CITY OF EVERETT PURCHASING DEPARTMENT (A Yes” vote is for the $750,000.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL (S 4) Senate 40-0, approved an amendment requiring that LGBTQ service members who were forced out of the military with anything other than an honorable discharge under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’” policy that barred openly gay, lesbian or bisexual persons from military service from 1994 to 2011, be eligible for state benefits from the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services. “’Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ represents a truly dark point in the history of our nation and the tragic truth is that so many of our LGBTQ veterans are still feeling the effects of the policy to this day,” said Sen. John Velis (D-Westfield), Senate chair of the Legislature’s Veterans Committee and a current Major in the U.S. Army Reserve, the sponsor of the amendment. “For far too long, thousands of courageous individuals have been told that they are not worthy of the same benefits that their comrades and counterparts earned, all because of who they are and who they love. These veterans served and fought alongside us, they bled the same color and this amendment will ensure that they receive the benefits and services they have earned in service to our nation.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes NEW AMERICANS (S 4) Senate 39-0, approved an amendment increasing by $500,000 (from $1,033,019 to $1,533,019) funding for the “Citizenship for New Americans Program” to assist eligible low-income legal permanent residents of the Bay State to become citizens of the United States. They said that this program leads to high rates of success on the naturalization exam. Supporters said the program would provide instruction in English and civics and assistance to help immigrants fill out the 22-page application. They noted that these programs enjoy high rates of success on the naturalization exam. They argued that one in six Massachusetts residents is foreign born, and more than 200,000 people in Massachusetts are currently eligible for citizenship. Amendment sponsor Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) said this funding will enable these programs to meet continued high demand for these services. “I am proud to represent a district with many vibrant immigrant communities throughout it,” Eldridge said. “Recently, I have been assisting Neighborhood Support Teams in the town of Harvard and the city of Marlborough resettle Afghan evacuees who aided in our country’s fight against the Taliban. I look forward to the day that these people who risked their lives for our nation become citizens.” (A Yes” vote is for the additional $500,000). Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes ALSO UP ON BEACON HILL CREATING WOMEN’S RIGHTS HISTORY TRAIL PROBEACON | SEE PAGE 20 CITY OF EVERETT - LEGAL NOTICE - BOARD OF APPEALS 484 BROADWAY EVERETT, MASSACHUSETTS 02149 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: This notice is to inform you that a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 6:00 PM, Everett City Hall, 3rd Floor, George Keverian Hearing Room. All interested parties may attend and opinions will be heard regarding the following petition. Whereas a petition has been presented by: Property Address: 10 – 12 South Ferry Street Map/Lot: K0-02-000125 Person Requesting: Venuto Contracting Inc. Mr. Charles Venuto 36 Tower Hill Road North Reading, MA 01864 PROPOSAL: The applicant seeks to convert the existing 2 story Garage at the rear of the property into a single (1) family dwelling Reason for Denial: Permit was denied in accordance to the City of Everett Zoning Ordinance Appendix A as follows: • There will two (2) residential buildings on the same lot • The current building is an existing non-conforming structure for a residential building, in that Invitation for Bids will be received at 484 Broadway, Everett, Massachusetts 02149 no later than 9:00 AM on Monday, June 20, 2022 for the following and opened at the time(s) specified: The City of Everett on behalf of the Everett Public Schools is soliciting sealed bids for a Labor Rate Electrician for all school buildings. Request for Proposals (RFP) may be obtained by emailing a request to robert.moreschi@ci.everett.ma.us Robert Moreschi Chief Procurement Officer June 3, 2022 the rear yard is only 4’-0” in depth Zoning: Section 3 General requirements paragraph 13 which states the following: Any lot, which is to be occupied for residential purpose shall have a frontage of at least twenty (20) feet wide on one or more streets and there shall be not more than one (1) structure of the type permitted for each such lot. (Ord. of 4-11-88; Ord. of 4-29-91) Section 6 Business Districts (b) dimensional requirements line 6 Rear Yard Twenty-five (25) feet minimum unless the lot extends from one (1) street to another street, in which case no rear yard is required, except for any residential use which shall require a ten-foot minimum. (Ord. of 6-29-87) BOARD OF APPEALS FOR THE CITY OF EVERETT, MASSACHUSETTS Mary Gerace - Chairman Roberta Suppa - Clerk Board of Appeals June 3, 10, 2022

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