EHS GRAD SECTION NEXT WEEK! City Council passes $208M budget for fiscal year 2020 By Christopher Roberson A fter two hours of discussing other business, the City Council, in less than one minute, voted 7-2 to approve Everett’s fiscal year 2020 budget of $208,025,565. Despite a total reduction of $20,200, Ward 1 Councillor Fred Capone believed the budget was still too high and therefore, could not support passing it. “I made a number of cuts; some of Home loans, designed with you in mind. LET US HELP FIND THE RIGHT MORT G AGE OPTION FOR YOU . FIXED RATE MORT G AGES— NO POINTS . 15 YEAR 3.625% R ATE 3.733% APR* E V ERET T – 419 BROADWAY LYNNFIELD – 7 7 1 SALEM STREET 61 7-38 7 - 1 1 10 30 YEAR 3.990% R ATE 4.051% APR* Learn more at EVERETTBANK . COM *Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is effective May 28, 2019 and is subject to change. All rates and APR’s are calculated based on a $250,000 loan for an owner-occupied single family dwelling with a 20% down payment. Rates are also based on Loan to Value and credit scores. The monthly principal and interest payment for a 15 Year fixed rate mortgage is $7.21 per $1,000 borrowed. The monthly principal and interest payment for a 30 Year fixed rate mortgage is $4.77 per $1,000 borrowed. Those payment do not included taxes and insurance. Your payment may be greater if the loan is secured by a first lien. Loans are subject to credit approval. NMLS #443050. COUNCIL | SEE PAGE 5 them passed, but most of them did not,” he said during the City Council’s June 10 meeting. Ward 5 Councillor Rosa DiFlorio said this year’s budget reVol. 28, No. 24 Friday, June 14 , 2019 ADVOCATE Free Every Friday www.advocatenews.net 617-387-2200 Valedictorian shares life lessons from SpongeBob during graduation By Christopher Roberson A s she addressed her 494 classmates, Everett High School Valedictorian Vicki Do shared two important life lessons she had learned from watching all 244 episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants. Do said the first lesson is to be comfortable with one’s own identity and personality. “Just be yourself and accept yourself,” she said during the June 12 commencement ceremony at Everett Veterans Memorial Stadium. Do said job satisfaction was the second lesson she learned from watching SpongeBob since she was eight years old. “Passionately and genuinely, love what you do,” she said, adding that in the cartoon, SpongeBob loves his job as a fry cook despite making only five cents a day. “Be like SpongeBob.” Speaking about her own career aspirations, Do said she wants to become a doctor one day to “have the opportunity to help people.” She also said she is not any different than anyone else in the Class of 2019. “There’s nothing I know that you don’t know,” she said. During her keynote address, Interim Superintendent of Schools Janice Gauthier spoke about how she attended a small private high school and struggled academically. “I did not do well on my SATs and I did not get into a four-year college,” she said. However, Gauthier said, she never gave up on her dream of becoming a teacher. Therefore, she attended MassBay Community College for two years VALEDICTORIAN | SEE PAGE 5 Member FDIC Member SIF Messinger Insurance Agency, Inc. SINCE 1921 475 Broadway, Everett Phone: 617-387-2700 Fax: 617-387-7753 NEW COMPETITIVE AUTO RATES AND BENEFITS AVAILABLE  ACCIDENT FORGIVENESS DISAPPEARING COLLISION DEDUCTIBLE    98 Years of Excellence! Timothy, Daniel & David LaRovere Hours: Monday thru Friday: 8am to 6pm / Saturdays: 9am to 1pm Quote your policy online: www.messingerinsurance.com (617) 387-6691 CONVENIENT PARKING IN REAR Open 7 days 6AM to 10PM 13% DISCOUNT WITH SUPPORTING POLICY 7% PAY IN FULL DISCOUNT 10% MULTI CAR DISCOUNT 423 Broadway, Everett Sq. BEST KENO LOUNGE erett Sq IN EVERETT P L U C S K Y K S O M E H O

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