EV R Vol. 33, No.27 -FREEEVE ETT T adv Have a Safe & Happy July 4th D OCAT www.advocatenews.net net Free Every Friday Everett Historical Commission Commemorates Former Park Theatre at Dedication Ceremony The dedication ceremony kicked off the new City of Everett Walking Tour T The Spivack family, including the daughter, Leo Brotman (center), who is the 90-year-old mother of Earl Spivack. Special to Th e Advocate VERETT, MA – The Everett Historical Commission hosted a dedication ceremony on Thursday, June 27, at the former location of the Park Theatre and current location of the Park E Plaza (30 Chelsea Street) as part of its new City of Everett Walking Tour. Community members, elected officials and family members of Sam Spivack, who worked alongside long-time manager Leonard “Leo” Brotman, joined together with the Everett Historical Commission to honor and remember the theater’s significance to Everett’s history. Emceed by City Clerk Sergio Cornelio, the Historical CommisCEREMONY | SEE PAGE 4 SINCE 1921 Messinger Insurance Agency 475 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Phone: 617-387-2700 Fax: 617-387-7753 NEW COMPETITIVE AUTO RATES AND BENEFITS AVAILABLE  ACCIDENT FORGIVENESS  DISAPPEARING COLLISION DEDUCTIBLE  11% DISCOUNT WITH SUPPORTING POLICY  10% COMBINED PAY IN FULL DISCOUNT AND GREEN DISCOUNT  10% GOOD STUDENT DISCOUNT Celebrating 100 years of excellence! Monday thru Friday: 8am to 6pm Saturdays 9am to 1pm! Check out our NEW website! www.messingerinsurance.com ADVOCTE 617-387-2200 Wednesday, July 3, 2024 City Council postpones action on former Everett High; approves Feasibility Study for new High School By Neil Zolot he City Council voted to postpone action on appropriating $10 million for a new roof on the old Everett High School – located at 548 Broadway – pending more information on how much it would cost to renovate the building to house seventh- and eighth-graders, but approved a $2 million request for a Feasibility Study for a new High School at their meeting Monday, June 24. The vote on the roof funding was 7-4 with Councillors-at-Large John Hanlon and Katy Rogers, Ward 1 Councillor Wayne Matewsky and Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro in dissent. The vote on the money for the Feasibility Study was 9-2 with Councillors-at-Large Guerline Alcy Jabouin and Michael Marchese in opposition. Councillors voting for postponement didn’t want to appropriate money until costs are more tangible. “I trust School Superintendent William Hart when he tells us what he wants to do, but let’s verify it,” Ward 5 Councillor/City Council President Robert Van Campen, who gave up the chair to Ward 2 Councillor Stephanie Martins for the discussion, said in reference to Hart’s presentation about renovating the old High School for use at a cost of at least $50 million. “It’s probably closer to $60 million. I would like to see it in writing from a professional who does that type of work. Appropriating money for the roof is putting the cart before the horse because we don’t know the build-up cost. It would put money into a roof for a building, but we don’t have a clear idea about its use.” Chief Financial Offi cer Eric Demas told the council that the City of Everett will pursue grants for the money. “Are we going to be a City Council of inaction?” DiPierro asked rhetorically. “The building needs a roof one way or another.” That dovetails with testimony by the Mayor’s Chief-ofStaff , Erin Deveney, who stated, “If the City Council is not willing to appropriate money to fi x the roof, there’s no other use for the building. If the roof isn’t fi xed, it doesn’t make sense to consider the building for other uses.” “We have an obligation to fi x the roof,” Ward 1 Councillor Wayne Matewsky agreed. “Let’s get the roof fi xed and move forward. The Superintendent’s plan works for me and I’m glad the Mayor has come around to using the building as a school,” a reference to earlier ideas to sell space to private contractors for other uses and use modular units at schools. “Based on the concerns of the City Council and the recommendations of the Superintendent, the Mayor is willing to put forward the old High School for use as educational space,” Deveney added. Hart’s plan is to have over 40 classrooms, plus a cafeteria, gym and a “library that gets used as a library,” a refACTION | SEE PAGE 6 !

Page 2 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – WEDnEsDAy, July 3, 2024 Five candidates vie for fire chief position; councillors seek Glendale Sq. Shopping Plaza plan By Neil Zolot F ive candidates participated in Assessment Center testing Tuesday, June 11, to become the new Fire Chief to succeed Sabato LoRusso, the Mayor’s Chief of Staff, Erin Deveney, told the City Council at their meeting Monday, June 24. Information will be submitted to the Civil Service Commission, which she estimates will take up to six weeks to verify background information provided by the candidates. Only Fire Department employees at the Deputy Chief level were eligible to apply. “We’re waiting for the Civil Service Commission to take action,” Deveney explained. “Once that is done the Civil Service will publish the candidate scores and the eligible list needed for the City to proceed with the appointment at the local level. The Mayor will make a recommendation to the City Council for approval based on the candidates’ scoring on the Assessment Center Process. His intention is to use the scoring list of the Assessment Center barring any reasons candidates were determined to be ineligible.” Various people have been Acting Fire Chief since the retirement of David Butler in 2016, including Anthony Carli (also was a permanent Fire Chief), Scott Dalrymple and LoRusso. Among other items on the City Council agenda on June 24, a resolution from Councillor-at-Large Michael Marchese and Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro “requesting the Planning and Development Department engage the owners of the Glendale Square Shopping CenEVERETT KIWANIS 38th ANNUAL FRANK E. WOODWARD GOLF TOURNAMENT!!! 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The last order of business on the agenda was a resolution by Councillor-at-Large Katy Rogers “to recognize the City as a Blue Carbon Community to promote the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of our water and wetlands.” Blue Carbon refers to aquatic environments, as opposed to Green Carbon references to woodlands. “Tonight, we heard from an environmental group about Blue Carbon,” she said, in reference to earlier comments in Public Participation from members of the World Mission SoCANDIDATES | SEE PAGE 8 Everett, MA or Everett, WA – The “other Everett” 3,000 miles away By Neil Zolot P eople looking for the City’s website on the Internet sometimes come across Everett, Washington, in their searches. “We get calls for them from people who think they’ve reached Everett, Washington,” City Clerk Sergio Cornelio reported. “They come up before us on Google because they’re bigger.” “Everett, Washington always comes up first on Google,” City Council President Robert Van Campen confirmed. Everett, Washington, is a city of 110,000 located 25 miles north of Seattle along Interstate Route 5. It is not quite a suburb, but is considered part of the greater Seattle metropolitan region. A good local parallel might be Framingham, which is 22.8 miles from Boston or Lowell, which is 30.1 miles away. Everett is 5.6 miles from Boston. “Plenty of people commute from here to Seattle to work and vice versa,” Everett, Washington, Executive Assistant to the City Council Angela Ely reported. Naturally they root for Seattle’s sports teams: the Mariners in baseball and the Seahawks in football. They were undoubtedly disappointed when the New England Patriots beat the Seahawks in the Super Bowl in February 2015. The Seahawks coach was Pete Carroll, who had been the Patriots’ coach in the late 1990s. There is one newspaper, The Daily Herald, which is owned by Sound Publishing, a subsidiary of Black Press of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The two Everetts are 3,070.8 miles from each other. Travel time is estimated at 45 hours – mainly along Interstate Route 90. Everett, Washington, hosts a Boeing airplane plant, so it’s a bit of a company town. Transportation Planner Jay Monty has been there. “I visited there once to take a tour of the Boeing aircraft plant, but didn’t really spend any time in the city proper, nor do I know anyone there,” he said. “Occasionally I get a misdirected email intended for Everett, Washington.” Confusion may be the result of the similarities between abbreviations WA and MA. Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s Chiefof-Staff, Erin Deveney, reported, “Sometimes job applicants will see our vacancy announcements and apply for OTHER EVERETT | SEE PAGE 16

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – WEDnEsDAy, July 3, 2024 Page 3 City partners with Babson College to offer Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop Everett youths engaged in activities to learn how to think and act like an entrepreneur 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 Open Tues. - Sat. at 4:00 PM Closed Sun. & Mon. Announcing our Classic Specials Dine In Only: The City of Everett collaborated with Babson Academy’s Youth Impact Lab to bring its Youth Entrepreneurship in Action Workshop to the Recreation Center. (Photo courtesy of the City of Everett) Special to Th e Advocate T he City of Everett hosted Babson Academy’s Youth Impact Lab to bring its Youth Entrepreneurship in Action Workshop to Everett youth at the Recreation Center. Everett youths ages 14 to 19 participated in this program that is designed to teach students how to think and act like an entrepreneur. The program is taught in an engaging and conversational style with students to develop a solution to a problem in groups with other students. The workshop was divided into two sessions. The fi rst session – Thinking and Acting Like an Entrepreneur – introduced students to Babson’s definition of entrepreneurship and its Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® (ET&A™) methodology. Students worked in teams to practice design thinking by generating solutions for a challenge related to a United Nations Global Goal. At the end of the session, students presented their problems and proposed solutions and reWORKSHOP | SEE PAGE МС * FREE Salad with purchase of Entree, Tuesdays & Wednesdays * Cheese Pizza - Only $10 Catch ALL The Live Sports Action On Our Large Screen TV’s Scan & Follow Us on Facebook! www.810bargrille.com SABATINO/MASTROCOLA INSURANCE AGENCY 519 BROADWAY EVERETT, MA 02149 Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available Sabatino Insurance is proud to welcome the loyal customers of ALWAYS READY TO SERVE YOU: Our Staff are, Emma Davidson, Jeimy Sanchez, Josephine Leone, Marie D’Amore, Rocco Longo, Z’andre Lopez, Anthony DiPierro, Darius Goudreau, Laurette Murphy, Danielle Goudreau and Tina Davidson. PHONE: (617) 387-7466 FAX: (617) 381-9186 Visit us online at: WWW.SABATINO-INS.COM Subscribe to the Advocate Online: www.advocatenews.net

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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – WEDnEsDAy, July 3, 2024 Page 5 City of Everett holds Monthly Lunch and Learn City staff discussed the importance of neurodiversity-affi rming hiring practices and being more inclusive to gender diversity in the workplace The City of Everett hosted the monthly Lunch and Learn for June. (Photos courtesy of the City of Everett) Special to Th e Advocate T he City of Everett recently held its Lunch and Learn for the month of June at Everett City Hall. This month’s program focused on inclusive hiring practices in regard to neurodiversity and ways to be more inclusive to gender-diverse individuals in the workplace. City staff were pleased to be joined by Elise Wulff and Brett Mulder to discuss gender diversity – an umbrella term used to describe the proportion of males to females in an organization, as well as the number of individuals who identify outside of the binary framework – and neurodiversity, which is an umbrella term that can include ADHD, autism or other learning diff erences, such as dyslexia. In recognition of Pride Month, participants learned about the importance of implementing hiring practices that are inclusive to neurodiverse individuals, as well as those who are gender diverse. The presentation considered and recommended ways to practice neurodiversity-affi rming recruitment, interviewing and on-boarding. In addition, the presentation considered and recommended ways an organization can be more inclusive to gender diverse individuals in the workplace by Shown from left to right: guest speakers Elise Wulff and Brett Mulder, alongside Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Simone Holyfi eld. implementing and normalizing practices like identifying the preferred pronouns of employees to create a safer and more welcoming environment. Following the presentation, those in attendance were encouraged to ask questions and discuss their thoughts and ideas with the presenters about the topic. Lunch and Learn is a monthly program created and moderated by the City of Everett’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Department. The program is an opportunity for City of Everett employees to come together, share ideas and experiences, and discuss new topics while enjoying lunch. The series is a part of the City’s commitment to engage, educate and elevate. Need a hall for your special event? The Schiavo Club, located at 71 Tileston Street, Everett is available for your Birthdays, Anniversaries, Sweet 16 parties and more? The Lunch and Learn wouldn’t be complete without lunch. This month’s lunch was provided by Rita’s Catering. Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 “Same name, phone number & address for over half a century. We must be doing something right!” •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Free Estimates •Fully Licensed •Roofing • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com •Free Estimates •Fully Licensed Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! For more info, call (857) 249-7882 Celebrating 66 Years in Business! Summer is Here! S

Page 6 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – WEDnEsDAy, July 3, 2024 Council on Aging Announces Day Trip to Sunapee, New Hampshire Enjoy a luncheon cruise on lake sunapee and a stop at a farm stand E VERETT, MA – Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce the City of Everett Council on Aging (COA) has partnered with Royal Tours to offer a day trip to Sunapee, New Hampshire. Travel to the scenic area of Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire for a luncheon cruise ACTION | FROM PAGE 1 erence to libraries in schools used as classroom space. “Our aboard the Sunapee Lake Cruises. Come aboard, relax, enjoy the pristine scenery, and settle into your deck chair and listen as the captain narrates the history, lore, and points of interest of this beautiful mountain lake. The MV Kearsarge and MV Sunapee II have been sailing the schools are overcrowded,” he said. “Education is difficult when space can’t accommodate students. waters of Lake Sunapee for over 30 years. These boats offer indoor and outdoor seating as well as room for your delectable buffet luncheon. Enjoy such items as Salad Bar, Stuffed Boneless Chicken Breast, Cheese Lasagna with Vegetable, Scalloped Potatoes, Fresh Rolls and Butter Mid-grade Regular $3.87 3.29 73 64 Over 45 Years of Excellence! Full Service $2.99 Order online at angelosoil.com “Members of the City Council and School Committee expressed concern about what to do about it. The question is what can I do about it? My plan is simple. I need space, but I can’t buy or rent a building. For years Everett had a Junior High School at the Parlin School and I would like to return to that model and house the 7th and 8th grade in the same building and focus on the best practices we can provide them. The building suits my needs best and is centrally located,” a reference to providing 40,000 more square feet of space than at the unused Pope John XXIII High School at 888 Broadway. He also said that using the old High School would free up space at the neighborhood schools and eliminate the need to use hallways, stairwells and converted closets for specialized learning. Ward 4 Councillor Holly GarEastern Bank Building on Rte. 1S 605 Broadway, #301 * Saugus (781) 233-6844 www.bostonnorthdental.com cia feels Pope John as well as the old High School, could be used, given building a new High School and converting the current one into a Junior High or Middle School could take years and cost hundreds of millions, if it happens at all. She conceded, “Pope John is in a bit of shambles as well. It needs work, but we need a quick solution.” “The Mayor has been conDr. Priti Amlani Dr. Bhavisha Patel * Restorative Dentistry * Cosmetic Dentistry * Implant Restoration * Zoom Whitening * Teeth in a Day - All on 6 * Invisalign * CEREC Crowns (Single Visit Crowns) * Root Canal Treatment * Sedation Dentistry ~ Full Mouth Rehabilitation ~ Before After sistent in his opinion Pope John should be used for housing,” Deveney reacted. “The reason he doesn’t support Pope John as a school is because it doesn’t provide as much space.” “If it’s going to be housing, when?” Garcia asked. “Previous Councils did not take action on Pope John for that purpose,” Deveney anCoffee and Soft Drinks, and Dessert of the Day. Once your cruise is over, you will stop at a local Farm Stand to take advantage of the fresh vegetables and other homemade goodies. The trip includes transportation, boat ride, buffet, dining room taxes and gratuities, and the swered. “That’s why it’s still sitting there.” “I’m in favor of using both the old High School and Pope John for education,” Rogers feels. “This Council has a responsibility to figure out a use for Pope John, be it for education or housing.” In discussion, Councillor-at-Large Stephanie Smith expressed concern about the building being occupied by preschool students and older students and current occupants like the Eliot Family Resource Center and a boxing club simultaneously. Hart told her that plans are being considered to move the other functions, and students of various ages are kept separate at the neighborhood schools, with dedicated spaces and varying class times. “I support your vision, but I don’t like the way the administration is presenting this,” Martins told Hart. Van Campen initially suggested the matter be referred to the Ways and Means Subcommittee, but Smith, who chairs it, said it would probably not be approved at that level. “We need to see a full plan,” she said before the vote to postpone. In the subsequent discussion about appropriating $2 million for a Feasibility Study for a new High School and at the Ways and Means Subcommittee meeting before the full Council convened, Hart and Demas said a Feasibility Study is required by the state School Building Authority (MSBA) as a step to determine if and where a new High School might be built. “There are a number of steps before we break ground,” Hart said. “A study will help farmstand. Participants will depart from the Connolly Center (90 Chelsea Street) at 9:15 a.m. and return home at approximately 4 p.m. To reserve a spot or for more information, please call 617-394-2270 to be connected to the Connolly Center and speak to Cathi. determine the location and what the building will look like based on demographics and academic needs. In order to move forward we need that information. Two million sounds like a lot, but it will give us real information to help make decisions moving forward. If the City doesn’t demonstrate interest, it could derail the whole process. The MSBA will think you’re not committed to the project.” Demas added that the MSBA will cover 77% of the cost, although the City will have to appropriate the money and apply for reimbursement. Alcy Jabouin is worried the money will be spent and wasted if a new High School isn’t built. “I don’t want this to be a report of a study that just sits there and nothing happens,” she said. “You can’t move forward without following MSBA guidelines, but the study will not be used if a new High School isn’t built,” Demas told her. In general discussion, Hart confirmed comments by Ward 6 Councillor Peter Pietrantonio and others – plans to use the old High School for seventh- and eighth-graders will have no eff ect on the overcrowded High School, and the two are separate issues, at least for the time being. A new High School would allow the City to convert the current one into a Middle School and relieve overcrowding across the board. “This is something we need,” DiPierro said. “Even if we use the old High School or Pope John, it doesn’t solve the problem at the High School.” LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER FACEBOOK.COM/ADVOCATE.NEWS.MA

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – WEDnEsDAy, July 3, 2024 Page 7 City Offices closed Thursday, July 4 as Everett observes Independence Day Trash and recycling will not be picked up on Thursday and will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week C ity offices will be closed to the public on Thursday, July 4, as Everett observes the Independence Day holiday. City offices will reopen on Monday, July 8, with regular hours for residents (8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.). Observed on July 4 each year, Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence, which was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. America declared its independence from Great Britain to officially become an independent nation. Due to Thursday’s observance, trash and recycling will not be picked up on Thursday, July 4, and will be delayed for the rest of the week. If your regularly scheduled collection day is Thursday or Friday, please neatly place your trash and recycling bins curbside on the day after your regularly scheduled pickup for this week only. Please note that trash and recycling pickup prior to Thursday will not be affected. If you have any questions, please call the Constituent Services Department at 311 or 617394-2270. Auditions for EVIL DEAD the MUSICAL at Theatre Company of Saugus T he Theatre Company of Saugus will present “Evil Dead the Musical” in October 2024. Auditions are scheduled for July 8, 9 and 11; with callbacks on July 13. The Story: Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero) and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes … and all to music. The songs in the show are completely off the wall, with titles like “All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons” and “What the F**k was That?” and have had the audience rolling in their seats and screaming for more and more blood. You don’t need to be a fan of Evil Dead to love this show. You don’t need to be a fan of horror to love this show. You don’t even need to be a fan of musicals to love this show. This is a pure comedy start to finish. It has fun with the horror genre, and in doing so appeals to a wider audience than you could ever imagine. The director is Jason HairWynn, who directed previous Theatre Company of Saugus productions of “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Nevermore.” The music director is Shane Stetcher, with choreography by Jason Hair-Wynn and Jill Tokac and fight choreography by Amanda O’Donnell. The stage manager is Ally Lewis. Performances of “Evil Dead the Musical” are on October 11-12-13 and 18-19-20, 2024. Rehearsals are planned for Sunday afternoons and on Monday and Wednesday evenings, with the possibility of adding more based on actor availability. For the audition, please prepare a song from the show for a character you are most interested in, or sing a song in the style of the show. All songs, sheet music, and sides are linked on the theatre’s website. Sign up for an audition slot on one of these dates: · Monday, July 8 – 7-10 p.m. · Tuesday, July 9 – 7-10 p.m. · Thursday, July 11 – 7-10 p.m. To sign up for an audition slot, to see the role descriptions and to view the audition sides, music and other information, please visit the Auditions page on the Theatre Company of Saugus website: TCSaugus.org/auditions/ Callbacks will be on Saturday, July 13, starting at 1:00 p.m. (Plan for a long afternoon.) Callbacks will consist of singing, acting, movement and possible stage combat. You will be learning a short combination from the show. This dance is not very complicated, and you do not have to be a strong dancer to be in this show. The main focus is that you can commit to this hilarious choreography and show the character as a “deadite,” as well as retain choreography quickly. Performances, auditions and rehearsals of “Evil Dead the Musical” will be at the Theatre Company of Saugus home at the American Legion Post 210 at 44 Taylor St. in Saugus, Mass. The upstairs performance space is not wheelchair accessible. EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL has book and lyrics by George Reinblatt, and music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris, and George Reinblatt. Additional lyrics by Christopher Bond, and additional music by Rob Daleman. Based on characters created by Sam Raimi. By special arrangement with Renaissance Pictures, Ltd. & Studiocanal. Original music supervision by Frank Cipolla. Originally produced in New York by Jenkay LLC, Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment, Just For Laughs Live, and Idle Dave Productions LLC. 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Page 8 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – WEDnEsDAy, July 3, 2024 Mystic River Watershed Association Honors Community Leaders as Champions of the Mystic River A t the Mystic River Annual Champions breakfast along the Malden River, the Mystic River Watershed Association honored and acknowledged three leaders in our communities. Fidel Maltez, City Manager for the City of Chelsea, was awarded the Mystic Municipal Award, Kelleigh Harrington and Mary Chiappa accepted the Mystic Champion award on behalf of CharlesNewtown, an apartment near the Little Mystic Channel in Charlestown, and Thalia Patino Molano, a recent graduate of Everett High School and Wicked Cool Mystic Ambassador, was the featured speaker. Fidel Maltez is an engineer by training with a Master’s in Public Policy and Policy Analysis from Tufts University. He accepted the Mystic Municipal Award for his long partnership in MyRWA’s work, first as Commissioner of Public Works in Chelsea, then as Town Manager for the Town of Reading, and now as City Manager for the City of Chelsea. In these roles, he has centered the concerns of residents and implemented projects to improve environmental conditions and help communities in the Mystic River watershed become more resilient to climate change. Under his watch, the Town of Reading began work on the Maillet, Sommes, and Morgan Stormwater Wetland - the largest construction project catalyzed by MyRWA Mary Chiappa and Kelleigh Harrington accept their award from MyRWA Greenways Program Manager Karl Alexander. Fidel Maltez accepts his award from MyRWA Executive Director Patrick Herron. to date. Kelleigh Harrington and Mary Chiappa are residents and board members of the CharlesNewtown apartments, Mary serving as board president. They accepted the Mystic Champion Award on behalf of the CharlesNewtown board. Kelleigh and Mary are dedicated neighbors and community members who advocate for tenants and work hard to ensure a vibrant and welcoming housing environment. Kelleigh also serves as a member of a resident steering committee, convened by MyRWA, that has helped to guide the revitalization of 14 acres of open space next to her home in the Little Mystic Channel area of Charlestown. Both Kelleigh and Mary go out of their way each and every day to ensure CharlesNewJ& • Reliable Mowing Service • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Mulch & Edging • Sod or Seed Lawns • Shrub Planting & Trimming • Water & Sewer Repairs Joe Pierotti, Jr. town residents are informed of these improvement efforts, that space is made available for public meetings, and that issues in need of address are raised, such as ongoing structural issues with the harborwalk outside their front doors. The CharlesNewtown board and property management have also agreed to help maintain a revamped plaza next to the apartments that will break ground this summer. Thalia Patino Molano is a recent graduate of Everett High School bound for BU in the fall. For the past two years Thalia and fellow Everett Resident Juan Soler-Ramos have served as ambassadors for the Wicked Cool Mystic program, working in their community to learn about how their fellow residents experience and adapt to heat as our climate S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. Masonry - Asphalt • Brick or Block Steps • Brick or Block Walls • Concrete or Brick Paver Patios & Walkways • Brick Re-Pointing • Asphalt Paving www.JandSlandscape-masonry.com • Senior Discount • Free Estimates • Licensed & Insured 617-389-1490 Designing and Constructing Ideas that are “Grounds for Success” Landscaping Thalia Patino Molano, center, of Everett, with MyRWA Community Organizer Marissa Zampino and Executive Director Patrick Herron. warms. As young organizers in Everett, Thalia and Juan have worked hard to build relationships within their community and have served as vital conduits for community voices. They have circulated surveys, attended many community events, and organized workshops about extreme heat, all of which serve to elevate stories and ideas directly from residents. CANDIDATES | FROM PAGE 2 ciety Church of God’s Save the Earth from A-to-Z college student volunteer group. “In simple terms, this resolution is a gesture to recognize our roles regarding marine and aquatic habitats, further raising awareness about Everett’s waterfront habitats along the Malden River and to helping protect public access. The City has already made strides in this area, helping protect public access, by planting trees, removing invasive plant species and hosting community clean-ups.” In Public Participation, Nas Thomas of the student group said its goals include having a local, regional, national or international Blue Carbon Week “to raise awareness and get people involved in protecting aquatic environments and having partnerships with communities to establish protected arThe work of the Mystic River Watershed Association would not be possible without the commitment and hard work of its partners - from state and federal agencies to elected officials and municipal staff to local residents and community leaders who all strive to create change and make the Mystic River watershed a safe, clean, and resilient place to live, work, and play. eas to reach carbon neutrality,” which the group describes as a point at which the amount of carbon produced is no more than that which the environment can absorb. “We want to impact the world with our activism,” group event coordinator Yerdaell Blanco added. “If we serve the world with the heart of a mother, we feel people will be moved to act. If we focus only on the negative, not much can be accomplished, and if we don’t come together, we can’t solve problems. We want to make Everett an example in Massachusetts.” The group – also known as ASEZ (A to Z with Save Earth interjected) – hopes action can be aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and can coincide with World Environment Day (June 5) and World Ocean Day (June 8). The matter was formally referred to the Administration.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – WEDnEsDAy, July 3, 2024 Page 9 City raises Pride Flag in celebration of Pride Month City staff and community members gathered outside City Hall to raise the Pride Flag and celebrate Pride Month City staff and community members joined together in the Keverian Room at Everett City Hall to celebrate Pride Month. (Photos courtesy of the City of Everett) Mayor Carlo DeMaria is shown addressing the celebration attendees. Special to The Advocate C ity of Everett staff and community members gathered outside City Hall to raise the Pride Flag in celebration of Pride Month. Leading the ceremony, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Simone Holyfield welcomed attendees and shared the histoThe Pride flag flying high at Everett City Hall. ry of Pride Month in the United States. Following Holyfield’s remarks, Mayor Carlo DeMaria spoke about the importance of recognizing and celebrating Pride Month in Everett. “Everett is a community that is welcoming to everyone,” said Mayor DeMaria. “Raising the Pride Flag at City Hall demonstrates our continued commitment to ensuring Everett is for everyone.” Following the ceremony, atDiversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Simone Holyfield speaking at the podium. tendees gathered inside the Keverian Room in Everett City Hall to continue the celebration with music, refreshments, treats and goodies for all. Pride Month is celebrated throughout the month of June every year to recognize and commemorate the contributions of those who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. As part of the Everett for Everyone initiative, the City proudly celebrates Everett’s diversity and seeks to ensure that residents of all backgrounds feel welcome and are recognized in the community. Pride cupcakes available to all who attended. Goodie bags available to attendees.

Page 10 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – WEDnEsDAy, July 3, 2024 Everett Public libraries Calendar of Events 7/8/24 - 7/13/24 Parlin Adult and Teens Yarn Club Parlin Fireplace Room. Tuesday, July 9th at 7pm. Come chit chat and stitch! Bring your crocheting, knitting, or any other yarn craft and sit and socialize with other members of the crafting community. Recommended for ages 14-109! Puzzle Club Parlin Fireplace Room. Wednesday, July 10th at 3pm. Piece together fun and friendship at the Parlin puzzle table! We’ll have puzzles of all shapes and sizes to work on together. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Drop-in Tech Help Parlin Fireplace Room. Thursday, July 11th from 3-4pm. Want to learn how to use your tablet, phone, or laptop? Bring your tech to the library for help from one of our librarians! Connolly Center Book Group, Connolly Center Meeting Room. Thursday, July 11th at 12pm. Kiley Reed’s Such a Fun Age, is a surprising debut novel and a page-turning, big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both. See Kathleen for copies on her twice monthly visits, or call the Parlin (617) 394 2300 or Shute (617) 394 2308 libraries. The “Me” Decade - A Cultural Review of the 1970s Through Music Thursday, July 11th at 7:00 pm. This multimedia presentation highlights the cultural nuances of the 1970s with live music, audience sing-alongs, audio and video clips of the best (and sometimes the worst) of the 1970s. This hourlong presentation is suitable for all ages and it is family-friendly. Brought to you by the Everett Cultural Council, part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Parlin Childrens Lego Club. Parlin Children’s Room. Monday, July 8th from 3-5pm. Come to the Children’s Room on Mondays for some free-building Lego fun. Open to all ages. Children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Youth Crochet Club Parlin Meeting Room. Tuesday, July 9th at 3PM. Are you looking to try a new hobby this summer? Have you thought to yourself, what does it mean to crochet, anyway? If you said yes, then Youth Crochet Club is the place for you! Join us as we learn basic stitches and craft cool creations. Hooks and yarn have been generously provided by the Friends of the Everett Public Libraries, so just bring yourself and a friend! This club is recommended for kids 10 and up, and registration is required. Sign up online today! Storytime and Singalong with Karen, Parlin Children’s Room. Wednesday, July 10th at 11am. Join us for a fun-filled morning of singing and storytelling with Karen! Suggested ages 0-6. Drama Class. Parlin Children’s Room. Wednesday, July 10th at 3pm. Do you have a drama queen or king at home? Drama Class in the Parlin Children’s Department is the perfect opportunity for your child to put those acting skills to use with our drama coach! Suggested ages 6-14. Story Time Adventures with Mrs. McAuliffe Parlin Children’s Room. Thursday, July 11th and Friday, July 12th at 11am. Join us on Thursday and Friday at 11am with Mrs. McAuliffe for our enchanting Story Time! You will be whisked away on magical adventures through the pages of your favorite books. Bring a friend or make a new one in our circle of friends. Craternoon Parlin Children’s Room. Thursday, July 11th at 3pm. Mystery Craft! What kind of craft will you pick? All kids ages 3 and up are welcome; please come and join the fun! Registration is required. Sign up online or at the Parlin Children’s desk. Fluency Fun Fridays! Parlin Children’s Room. Friday, July 12th at 3 pm. Level up your fluency game! Meet up with friends at the library for Scrabble, word searches and crossword puzzles. Suggested ages 5-12. Origami Club. Parlin Children’s Room. Saturday, July 13th at 12pm. Learn how to fold animals of all kinds! Open to all ages and abilities. Paper and instruction will be provided. Shute Adult and Teens Drop-in Crafts, Shute Meeting Room. Wednesday, July 10th at 2:30 PM. Discover endless creativity at this self-led event! From drawing to coloring and DIY knick-knacks, there’s something for everyone. Join us at the library and unleash your inner artist! No registration required, first come first serve. For all ages! Drop-in Board Games. Shute Meeting Room. Friday, July 12th from 12 to 3 PM. Join us for our weekly event: Drop-In Board Games at the library, perfect for all ages! From Sorry to Connect Four, Mancala to Candy Land, Battleship to Trouble—there’s a game for everyone. Games will rotate weekly, so drop in early to play your favorites. No registration required, but space is limited! Games are provided from the generous support of the Friends of the Everett Public Libraries. Resume Writing, Shute Adult Department. Book a one-on-one resume assistance appointment at the Shute Library and let a librarian help you craft a resume tailored to your strengths and aspirations. Sign up for a thirty minute session at both the Shute Library. Fridays by appointment only. Computer Basics 101, Shute Adult Department. Tech Newbie? No Problem! Learn to power up, click around, type like a pro, explore the digital world, and even send your first email. Book your Friday adventure with technology today! By appointment only on Fridays. Please call the Shute Library to register for an appointment. Shute Childrens L i zard Stor y Time , Shute Children’s Department. Monday, July 8th at 11 AM. Join us at the Shute Children’s Library for story time with Sunni, the bearded dragon! Picture books will be read aloud as Sunni listens with you! For ages 2-6. No registration required.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – WEDnEsDAy, July 3, 2024 Page 11 Fourth o Please Drive Safely! Happy Birthday, America! Mayor Carlo DeMaria & The Everett City Government Best Wishes For A Happy Fourth Mayor DeMaria, wife Stacy, Carlo III, Caroline & Alexandra Proud To Be American Sal, Tricia, Matthew, and Sal DiDomenico State Senator Sal DiDomenico and Family Representative Joseph McGonagle The Everett Advocate management and staff wishes all our readers a happy, safe Fourth of July ly H f Ju appy

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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – WEDnEsDAy, July 3, 2024 Page 15 Everett Little League Williamsport all-stars drop District 12 opener to South Boston By Joe McConnell E verett Little League Williamsport Tournament all-star manager Marc Harr probably knew his squad’s District 12 opener against South Boston at Sacramone Park Saturday morning (June 29) would be a diffi cult, uphill battle after losing the coin flip to determine the home team. Despite playing in familiar surroundings, they were in the visitors’ dugout, and had to bat fi rst. Initially, it worked out favorably for Everett. They scored the first run of the game in the top half of the opening stanza, when Dimitri Kotsiopoulos led off with a walk, before stealing second and third. He then scooted home on a passed ball. But after that, it was all South Boston, who defeated Dorchester in its firstround game, while Everett received a bye. The Southie kids scored three times in the home half of the fi rst to take the lead for good. They went on to score 13 more times in the next three frames to invoke the mercy rule in the fourth with a decisive 16-1 triumph. “Our pitching was not good; the fi elding was sluggish and the bats were lacking. It was nothing I would have expected from them,” said Harr. “Everything was just off for us in this game.” But fortunately, the Williamsport Tournament is double elimination. They The 2024 Everett Little League Williamsport Tournament all-star team is, from left, third row, assistant coaches Billy Kotsiopoulos and Billy Gaskill. Second row, Cristian Miranda, Jason Oliviera, Dimitri Kotsiopoulos, Aidan Kane, Daniel Harr, Shane Gaskill and Joseph Reyes. Front row, Elias Elmouttaki, Allie Grant, Natalia Negron, Davin Graham, Denzel Reyes and Archer Polson. Missing from photo, manager Marc Harr. (Courtesy photo) were scheduled to face host Melrose on Monday night (July 1) after press deadline. Melrose lost to Somerville in eight innings by the slimmest of margins, 1-0. Harr had praise for the “ They were shamrocks. swinging the bats, making contact constantly to put the ball over the infi eld,” the Everett manager said. “But we also (aided) them along with a bunch of passed balls, which certainly didn’t help our cause.” It all came down to Monday’s game at Melrose. A win by Everett would have kept the locals alive in this granddaddy of all youth baseball tournaments, while a loss would have sent them home early to virtually begin their summer vacations, or in some cases continue playing the summer game in independent tournaments. The 2024 Everett Little League Williamsport all-stars Calling all adult and youth singers R ehearsals begin on September 4 for the Medford Community Chorale & Youth/Young Adult Chorus (MCC) holiday concert, which is scheduled for Saturday, December 14, at 7 p.m. in the Caron Theatre at Medford High School, and new members are welcome! The concert is titled “Happy Holidays!” and proceeds from the concert program book will be donated to the Medford Council on Aging, the primary advocate for Medford’s older adults, which provides services that enhance the quality of the lives of our elder residents. There are no auditions required to become a member of the MCC, and the only requirement is a love of singing! Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings at First Baptist Church (34 Oakland St. – off Salem Street in Medford Square): youth/young adult chorus at 6 p.m. and full chorus from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.. For more information or to join, please contact director Betsy Pesce at elizabethpesce@ comcast.net or 617-335-8155. The Medford Community Chorale, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is supported in part this season by grants from the ArtsAlive Medford Foundation and the Medford Arts Council, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council and the City of Medford. are as follows: Cristian Miranda, Jason Oliviera, Dimitri Kotsiopoulos, Aidan Kane, Daniel Harr, Shane Gaskill, Joseph Reyes, Elias Elmouttaki, Allie Grant, Natalia Negron, Davin Graham, Denzel Reyes and Archer Polson.

Page 16 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – WEDnEsDAy, July 3, 2024 Everett Little League Blue Jays Crowned Minor League Champs Say nir Sa a y Senior Seni by Jim Miller How to Hire a Caregiver for In-Home Help Dear Savvy Senior, I need to hire a good in-home caregiver to help my elderly father who lives alone. What’s the best way to do this? Searching Sarah Dear Sarah, Finding a good in-home caregiver for an elderly parent is not always easy. How can you fi nd one that’s reliable and trustworthy, as well as someone your parent likes and is comfortable with? Here are some tips that can help. Know His Needs Before you start the task of The Everett Little League Blue Jays of the Minor League were recently crowned 2024 Champions. Shown displaying the Championship trophy, are shown in no particular order; Matthew Perdomo, Landen Goggins, Richard Carapellucci, Giovanni Blatt, Logan Goggins, Owen Wu, (shown head behind the trophy), Jimmy McLaughlin, Marco Kotsiopoulos, Giovanni (GiGi) Abreu, and Gioanni (Lil’ G) Abreu. The Coaches are; Rich Carapellucci (Assistant Coach), Kevin Blatt (Head Coach), Billy Kotsiopoulos (Assistant Coach), and Gio Abreu (Assistant Coach). Missing from the photo are, Nicholas De Souza and Holyver Senat. (Courtesy photo) OTHER EVERETT | FROM PAGE 2 jobs here under the mistaken impression that they are applying for a job in Washington State.” School Department Communications Director David O’Connor said he gets about one phone call a year from someone in Washington State. “There’s a moment when they say something that tells you they’re calling the wrong place and it ends up being a humorous conversation,” he said. “Even though my email has “ma” in it, I still get emails intended for Everett, Washington,” School Superintendent William Hart added. “We get stuff for them, usually once or twice a year,” Ely’s local counterpart, Michael Mangan reported. “People are looking or something and for some reason they get the wrong Everett.” Alfred Lattanzi owns a chain Portal To Hope (“PTH”) serves people whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence and related assault crimes. Job Opportunities Available: PTH is seeking an Operations Assistant and a Licensed Social Worker to join our team! If you would like to join PTH’s award-winning team and share your leadership in the cause to end domestic violence, please call (781) 338-7678 for more information; or, email: nita@portaltohope.org. hardware store here. He said there’s one in Everett, Washington, and in Everett, Texas, as well and “sometimes bills get mixed up.” Everett, Texas, is 1,997.8 miles away along Interstate Route 40. Travel time is estimated at 29 hours over a more circuitous set of roads than going to Washington State. Inaccurate communications go the other way, too. “It doesn’t happen too often, but once or twice, I have seen an event in Everett, Mass. accidentally included in an event list for Everett, Washington,” that city’s Public Information Offi cer, Simone Tarver said. “I don’t know a ton about the other Everett.” “Some emails mistake us for Everett, Massachusetts,” Ely added. “I’ve heard other staff here get mistaken emails as well. People are asking about stuff , but they’re looking at the wrong city.” “It’s a common mix-up,” Everett, Washington City Councillor Mary Fosse feels – “Sometimes when I’m looking for information, the other Everett comes up.” When told by this reporter that the phone call made was from Massachusetts, she responded, “The other Everett?” looking for an in-home caregiver, your fi rst step is to determine the level of care your dad needs. For example, if he only needs help with daily living tasks like shopping, cooking, doing laundry, bathing or dressing, a “homemaker” or “personal care aide” will do. But if he needs health care services, there are “home health aides” that may do all the things a homemaker does, plus they also have training in administering medications, changing wound dressings and other medically related duties. Home health aides often work under a nurse’s supervision. Once you settle on a level of care, you then need to decide how many hours of assistance he’ll need. For example, does your dad need someone to come in just a few mornings a week to cook, clean, run errands or perhaps help him with a bath? Or does he need more continuous care that requires daily visits? After you determine his needs, there are two ways in which you can go about hiring someone. Either through an agency, or you can hire someone directly on your own. Hiring Through an Agency Hiring a personal care or home health aide through an agency is the safest and easiest option, but it’s more expensive. Costs typically run anywhere between $15 and $30 an hour depending on where you live and the qualifi cation of the aide. How it works is you pay the agency, and they handle everything including an assessment of your mom’s needs, assigning appropriately trained and pre-screened staff to care for her, and fi nding a fi ll-in on days her aide cannot come. Some of the drawbacks, however, are that you may not have much input into the selection of the caregiver, and the caregivers may change or alternate, which can cause a disruption. To fi nd a home care agency in your dad’s area use search engines like Google or Bing and type in “home health care” or “non-medical home care” followed by the city and state your dad lives in. You can also use Medicare’s search tool at Medicare. gov/care-compare – click on “home health services.” Most home health agencies off er some form of non-medical home care services too. You also need to know that original Medicare does not cover in-home caregiving services unless your dad is receiving doctor ordered skilled nursing or therapy services at home too. But, if your dad is in a certain Medicare Advantage plan, or is low-income and qualifi es for Medicaid, he may be eligible for some coverage. Hiring Directly Hiring an independent caregiver on your own is the other option, and it’s less expensive. Costs typically range between $12 and $25 per hour. Hiring directly also gives you more control over who you hire so you can choose someone who you feel is right for your dad. But be aware that if you do hire someone on your own, you become the employer so there’s no agency support to fall back on if a problem occurs or if the aide doesn’t show up. You’re also responsible for paying payroll taxes and any worker-related injuries that may happen. If you choose this option, make sure you check the aide’s references thoroughly and do a criminal background check at companies like eNannySource.com. To fi nd someone use an elder-care matching service like Care.com or CareLinx. com, which both provide basic background checks. 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

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – WEDnEsDAy, July 3, 2024 Page 17 OBITUARIES Diane (Adriana Fantasia) Martin Special thanks go to MGH-Everett and Care Dimensions Hospice of Danvers for the care they provided in her last years. The family suggests donations in Diane’s name be made to www.CareDimensions.org for anyone choosing to honor her memory. John C. Galeota O f Everett. Passed away at home on 6/24/2024 at 94. A life-long resident of Everett, she was pre-deceased in 2019 by her husband of 72 years, Ray Martin, Sr. She was the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Maria (Rosa) Fantasia and sister of the late Edward and Leo Fantasia, all originally from Vittorito, L’Aquila, Abruzzo. Diane is survived by four children, Linda (Hal) Capwell, Lisa Martin, Ray Martin, Jr., Michele (Robert) Brewer, 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, and her companion cat, Little Bastard. Per Diane’s request, there will be no formal services. Teamsters. John loved hockey and playing pool. He was the son of Angela (DeStefano) Galeota; the beloved husband of Maureen A. (O’Toole) Galeota for over 52 years; the dear and devoted father of Nicholas John Galeota and his wife, Kimberly of Salem; the loving grandfather of Noah Galeota, Julianna Galeota and Dillon Burke. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Johnny’s Celebration of Life at Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal Street, Malden, Saturday, July 6, 2024 beginning at 1 p.m.-4 p.m. If anyone who new Johnny, casual attire would be preferred. O f Hampton, NH, formerly of Everett. Entered into eternal rest at home, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, June 21, 2024. He was 73 years old. Born in Winthrop, John lived in Everett for most of his life before settling in Hampton. He worked as an Oil Burner Technician for over 50 years retiring from Atlas Glen-Mor now Petro Home services. He was a proud lifelong member of Local 25, Lorraine M. (Tringali) York O f Everett. , entered into eternal rest unexpectedly, Tuesday, June 25, 2024 in the Cambridge Health Alliance-Everett Hospital. She was 78 years old. Born in Boston, Lorraine lived in Everett for most of her life. She worked as a Medical Coder for the Massachusetts General Hospital for many years. Lorraine was the daughter of way, Everett, at 11 a.m. Burial at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Contributions in Lorraine’s memory to the American Heart Association, 93 Worcester St., Wellesley, MA 02481 would be sincerely appreciated. Parking with attendants on duty. the late Giuseppe and Serafi na (Russo) Tringali; the beloved wife of the late Robert M York for over 45 years prior to his passing in 2022; the dear and devoted mother of Michael J. York of St. Louis, MO and Matthew T. York and his wife, Renee of Chelmsford; the dear sister of Josephine Grossi of Lynn, Millie Gibson of Everett and the late Guy and Anthony Tringali; and the loving grandmother of Jackson York. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Lorraine’s visitation in the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, 65 Clark St. (Corner of Main St.) Everett, Friday, July 5, 2024 beginning at 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. with a funeral Mass to follow in the Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broad

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For more information and to get your free subscription, go to: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/aPTLucKs THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of June 24-28. $540 MILLON FISCAL 2024 SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET (H 4790) House 153-1, approved and sent to the Senate a $540 million fiscal 2024 supplemental budget to close out the books for fiscal year 2024. Provisions include millions of dollars in funding for 18 collective bargaining agreements; $26.5 million for citBeacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen ies and towns to prepare for and celebrate in 2026 the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution; $5.5 million for tax abatements for veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; and $29.6 million for Income-Eligible Child Care; $2.1 million for Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Services. Supporters said the bill funds necessary and important projects and programs to help close out the books on fiscal 2024. Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica), the only member who voted against the bill, did not respond to repeated requests by Beacon Hill Roll Call to comment on why he opposed the bill. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes BAN HOME EQUITY THEFT (H 4791) House 154-0, approved and sent to the Senate a measure that would prohibit cities and towns that foreclose on properties on which the owner owes back property taxes, from keeping all of the profits when the city or town sells the property at auction. Current Massachusetts law allows this practice. The bill would allow the city or town to keep only the amount owed in back taxes and send the remainder to the owner. Last year, the United States Supreme Court ruled that cities and towns that foreclose on properties on which the owner owes back property taxes, cannot keep all of the profits when the city or town sells the property at auction. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, writing a unanimous decision about a similar Minnesota law, said that “a taxpayer who loses her $40,000 house to the state to fulfill a $15,000 tax debt has made a far greater contribution to the public fisc than she owed.” “This legislation provides much needed consumer protections to property owners and clarity to municipalities on tax lien procedures,” said Rep. Mark Cusack (D-Braintree), House Chair of the Committee on Revenue. “Equity will now be returned to its rightful owner while making cities and towns whole.” The bill was based on earlier versions of the measure sponsored by Reps. John Mahoney (D-Worcester), Tram Nguyen (D-Andover) and Jeff Roy (D-Franklin), “For far too long, unscrupulous collectors have taken advantage of Massachusetts homeowners in foreclosure,” said Mahoney. COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT Docket No. 24 SM 002347 ORDER OF NOTICE TO: David P. Connolly and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. c. 50 §3901 (et seq): US Bank Trust National Association, Not In Its Individual Capacity But Solely As Owner Trustee For VRMTG Asset Trust claiming to have an interest in a Mortgage covering real property in Everett, numbered 43 Charlton Street, Unit No. B-108, of the Charleston Lofts Condominium, given by David P. Connolly to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as mortgagee, as nominee for StonehamBank - A Co-operative Bank, its successors and assigns, dated February 25, 2010, and recorded in Middlesex County (Southern District) Registry of Deeds in Book 54334, Page 371, and now held by the Plaintiff by assignment, has/have filed with this court a complaint for determination of Defendant’s/Defendants’ Servicemembers status. If you now are, or recently have been, in the active military service of the United States of America, then you may be entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. If you object to a foreclosure of the above -mentioned property on that basis, then you or your attorney must file a written appearance and answer in this court at Three Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108 on or before 08/12/2024 or you may lose the opportunity to challenge the foreclosure on the ground of noncompliance with the Act. Witness, GORDON H. PIPER Chief Justice of this Court on 6/26/2024 Attest: Deborah J. Patterson, Recorder July 3, 2024 “This legislation rectifies this systematic problem once and for all. By protecting the hard-earned equity of our neighbors, while balancing the needs of cities and towns, we can stifle the corruption of bad-faith lienholders and make the commonwealth a more prosperous place for working families. “The best way for property owners to keep the equity in their homes, is for them to keep their homes,” said Nguyen. “This bill protects homeowners by providing better notices in the municipal tax lien process and presenting opportunities to cure deficiencies.” “Today’s vote by the Legislature makes the tax taking process more just and erases the patently unfair and unconstitutional processes used to rob homeowners of their home’s equity built over years,” said Roy. “The bill enhances due process protections which will ensure that a homeowner receives adequate notice and affirms their right and opportunity to claim that equity. Moreover, this significant legislative step provides homeowners with an equitable process for resolving tax delinquencies and rectifies constitutional problems with the current law.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes $3.4 BILLION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PACKAGE (H 4789) House 155-2, approved and sent to the Senate a $3.4 billion economic development package that supporters said includes an array of investments and policy initiatives that aim to bolster support for workers and businesses, particularly in the life sciences, clean energy technology and manufacturing industries, while retaining a larger focus on making Massachusetts more affordable and competitive. Provisions include $500 million for the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to provide grants and loans to grow the life sciences industry in Massachusetts; $400 million for MassWorks public infrastructure grants to cities and towns; $150 million for grants for cities and towns for library projects; $100 million for the Rural Development Program providing financial assistance to exclusively rural areas; $100 million for the Seaport Economic Council Grant program for municipalities for the construction and repair of coastal assets; and $100 million for Applied AI Hub Capital grant program to support the adoption and application of AI technology in the state’s tech sectors. The bill includes several tax credits including a $30 million annual tax credit for a program to expand the Climatetech industry; $7 million annual tax credit to support pre-Broadway, pre-off Broadway, national tour launches and regional professional theater productions; $5 million per year, to support the production of video games; and a $10 million tax credit for employers, consisting of $100,000 per employee that employ for 12 weeks a recent graduate of a public or private institution of higher education in Massachusetts. “Through billions of dollars in critical investments and tax credits, the House’s economic development bill provides support for companies at the forefront of innovation in the clean energy and the life sciences sectors, among other burgeoning industries,” said House Speaker Ron Mariano (D-Quincy). “Ultimately, this legislation will help to ensure that the commonwealth remains a hub for those industries of the future, while also enhancing support for workers across Massachusetts.” “This well-rounded economic development package makes significant, targeted investments into major sectors of the commonwealth’s economy,” said Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D-Boston), Chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means. “By renewing our commitment to the life sciences industry, and by making significant new investments into ClimateTech, we will be elevating the commonwealth’s economy to be able to compete and thrive for years to come.” “This legislation promotes economic growth across all regions of the state and makes several targeted investments in key sectors like life sciences and climatetech,” said Rep. Jerry Parisella (D-Beverly), House chair of the Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies. “Highlights of this session’s bill include $700 million in meaningful tax credits, new permitting reforms, workforce training and consumer protections around ticket sales, electric vehicle charging and home improvement contractors. This is an exciting time in Massachusetts history and I’m proud of the work done to keep us not only competitive, but a leader in vital industries.” Reps. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) and Nicholas Boldyga (RSouthwick), the only two members to vote against the bill, did not respond to repeated requests by Beacon Hill Roll Call to comment on the bill and why they opposed it. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes CLEAN ENERGY (S 2829) Senate 38-2, approved and sent to the House climate legislation that supporters say will make systemic changes to the state’s clean energy infrastructure that will help the state achieve its net zero emissions by 2050 goals. They say it will also expand electric vehicle use and infrastructure and protect residents and ratepayers. The bill would ban competitive energy suppliers from enrolling new individual residential customers – a move that supporters say will save residents’ money and protect residents from unfair and deceptive practices. Other provisions would lower utility rates for consumers with low- and middle-incomes by directing utility providers to offer lower rates to eligible consumers; consolidate the review of clean energy siting and permitting and expedite the timeline of projects; extend through 2027 the state’s MOR-EV program which gives residents $3,500-$6,000 for the purchase of new or used electric vehicles; allow residents who own parcels within condominiums, homeowner associations and historic districts to install EV chargers; make it easier to decarbonize buildings across the state; modernize the ‘bottle bill’ by adding noncarbonated beverages, wine and spirits to the list of containers eligible for a bottle deposit and increasing the deposit amount from 5 cents to 10 cents; and rein in a statutory provision that for decades has given gas companies a preferential ratemaking advantage over providers of other heating sources. “Today’s vote isn’t just a step toward reaching our net-zero emissions mandate,” said Senate Majority Leader Cynthia Creem (D-Newton), Chair of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change. “It’s a leap toward a greener, cleaner future. The gas system reforms in the Senate climate bill make Massachusetts the national leader in the transition from gas to clean forms of heating, and they also protect residents’ wallets.” “We are in a climate crisis,” said Senate President Karen Spilka (D-Ashland). “The Senate has heard loud and clear from resiBEACON | SEE PAGE 19

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – WEDnEsDAy, July 3, 2024 Page 19 BEACON | FROM PAGE 18 dents, advocates and clean energy leaders that we need systemic infrastructure changes to deliver on our net zero by 2050 emissions goals. Today we are taking action to make it easier and more efficient to build clean energy infrastructure so that Massachusetts can deliver on our climate commitments and leave our kids with the green state and planet that they deserve.” “Mass Audubon is proud that our legislative climate and energy leaders and the Healey Administration have delivered an omnibus climate bill which reflects so many of the recommendations of the Commission on Clean Energy Infrastructure Siting and Permitting,” said Michelle Manion, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy at Mass Audubon. “[The bill] accelerates clean energy while also recognizing the importance of nature – our forests, wetlands and farms – in the climate fight, and that our towns and cities are essential partners in delivering on the solution set. This bill is the commonwealth’s next best step in addressing the climate crisis.” “The Massachusetts Senate has approached this legislation like Don Quixote, mistaking natural gas as an enemy worth eliminating when instead it should be considered a useful ally,” said Sen. Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton) who voted against the bill. “This legislation not only severely undercuts the use of natural gas, it fails to address the cost of electricity in the commonwealth which is currently ranked as the fourth highest in the nation. If you love paying higher costs for electricity year after year, you’ll love this Senate legislation.” Fattman continued, “While BBB SCAM ALERT | FROM PAGE 14 sign. Legitimate utility companies will often accept a check or credit card. Pressure to pay immediately. Utility scammers will press for immediate payment, typically within a short time frame under an hour, and may try high-pressure tactics to intimidate consumers into giving them personal and banking information. Protect yourself against this scam Call customer service. If you feel pressured for immediate action by an unknown caller, more than half of Massachusetts households rely on natural gas for heating their homes and cooking their food, this legislation all but eliminates that possibility without providing a clear path on making other energy sources achievable, accessible and affordable. We are not prepared to implement these vast changes to our energy sector and a lack of preparation will, no doubt, lead to chaos down the road.” Sen. Peter Durant (R-Spencer) the only other senator who voted against the bill, did not respond to repeated requests by Beacon Hill Roll Call asking him to comment on the bill and his vote. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes $1 BILLION CLEAN ENERGY AND CLIMATE ACTION FUND (S 2829) Senate 1-38, rejected an amendment that would create a $1 billion Clean Energy and Climate Action Fund to be administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Technology Center, which would distribute funds to efficient retrofits and upgrades that fit into the state’s commitment to reducing emissions from the built environment. “I am extremely disappointed that this amendment was rejected as part of this bill,” said amendment sponsor Sen. Mark Pacheco (D-Taunton). “The transition to clean energy will require a significant investment, and this investment is currently one of the biggest barriers to the transition to clean energy. The cost of this fund pales in comparison to the costs the Commonwealth will incur if the transition to clean energy is not expedited.” Amendment opponents said hang up the phone and call the customer service number listed on your actual utility bill. If the scammer provided you with a utility bill, it could be fake, so be sure to go back to a previous, real utility bill and confirm that the phone number you will be calling is correct. This will ensure you are speaking to a real representative from your utility company. Never give your personal or banking information to an unverified or unsolicited caller. Never allow anyone into your home unless you have scheduled an appointment or reportthe $1 billion would come from the Rainy Day Fund which, because of lower tax revenue, has not been as flush with money as the Senate thought it would be. Sen. Mike Barrett (D-Lexington), a lead sponsor of the bill, did not respond to repeated requests by Beacon Hill Roll Call to comment on his opposition to this amendment. (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico No HOUSING (S 2834) Senate 40-0, approved a housing bill that would authorize $5.4 billion in borrowing to spur housing production in the Bay State. Supporters said the package makes crucial policy changes with the goal of building new housing, accelerating the rehabilitation of existing housing, reducing barriers to development and promoting affordable housing. The House has already approved a different version of the package and a House-Senate conference committee will likely attempt to hammer out a compromise version. Provisions include $2.2 billion for repairs, rehabilitation and renovation of public housing; $425 million for the Housing Stabilization and Investment Trust Fund which works with cities and towns, non-profits and developers to support housing preservation, new construction,and rehabilitation projects to create affordable rental units; $800 million for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund to create and preserve housing for households with an income at or below 110 per cent of the area’s median income; $275 million for innovative, sustainable and green housing initiatives; $200 million for the Commoned a problem. It is rare that a legitimate utility company will show up unannounced and demand entry into your home. Also, ask utility employees for proper identification before letting them enter. For more information Read more about how to avoid impostor scams @ https://www. bbb.org/article/news-releases/21686-how-to-avoid-impostor-scams. Report scams at https://www.bbb.org/scamtracker and learn how to protect yourself, by going https://www.bbb. org/article/scams/8767-bbbtips-10-steps-to-avoid-scams Wealth Builder program to further the production of housing in gateway cities for first-time homebuyers; and creates a process for tenants to seal their eviction records in cases of no-fault evictions. “The … bill is more than a legislative measure -- it is a bold commitment to the principles of production, preservation and protection of housing across the commonwealth,” said Sen. Lydia Edwards (D-Boston), Chair of the Senate Committee on Housing. “With a $5.4 billion investment, we are building new homes, preserving existing ones and ensuring that all residents, especially the most vulnerable, have access to safe and affordable housing.” “An affordable, equitable, and competitive commonwealth is one in which a renter can find an apartment within their budget, a family can afford a down payment on their first home, and residents aren’t priced out of communities where they want to live,” said Senate President Karen Spilka (D-Ashland). “Today the Senate took concrete action to make that vision a reality, a first step in rectifying decades of underinvestment that has led to our housing crisis.” “I’m thrilled that the Senate, in partnership with the House and the Healey-Driscoll administration, has addressed the very real housing crisis we face today, the greatest impediment to making it in Massachusetts,” said Sen. Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport), Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. “This crisis takes many forms, including the lack of available housing, the lack of affordable housing, housing access and the waitlist for seniors and lower income families. This comprehensive bond bill addresses those barriers— and more—by dedicating $5.4 billion in a multi-year package to tackle this crisis head on. The passage of this legislation today now puts our ambitious plans in motion.” Although no senators voted against the bill, some tenant advocates criticized the package, noting that while both the House and Senate versions would take meaningful steps towards expanding affordable housing options, neither version does anything for people who are currently struggling to stay in their homes. “Even if all the housing envisioned in the bond bill is ultimately built, it would still be a drop in the bucket compared to the scale of the housing crisis that is forcing working people out on the street today,” said Carolyn Chou, executive director of Homes for All Mass. “Without immediate relief, tens of thousands of Massachusetts residents will be forced out of their homes by rising rents in the coming years, and we’ll continue to lose the working people who power our economy as they fall victim to predatory real estate speculators.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes APPEAL MBTA COMMUNITIES ACT (S 2834) Senate 6-34, rejected an amendment that would require the Department of Housing and Community Development to develop and promulgate regulations allowing a city or town affected by the zoning provisions of the MBTA Communities Act to appeal for relief from those provisions. Any appeal would have to be based on at least one of the following criteria: the community’s inability BEACON | SEE PAGE 20 Your Hometown News Delivered! EVERETT ADVOCATE MALDEN ADVOCATE REVERE ADVOCATE SAUGUS ADVOCATE One year subscription to The Advocate of your choice: $175 per paper in-town per year or $225 per paper out-of-town per year. 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Page 20 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – WEDnEsDAy, July 3, 2024 BEACON | FROM PAGE 19 to meet the drinking water supply or wastewater requirements necessary to support the housing units authorized by the law’s zoning provisions; the inability of municipal transportation infrastructure to safely accommodate the increased population attributable to this housing development; any adverse environmental impacts attributable to the development of housing units under this act; and any adverse impacts on historic properties. Amendment supporters said the amendment would offer a reasonable appeal process to assist cities and towns impacted by the MBTA Communities Act. Sen. Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester), the sponsor of the amendment, did not respond to repeated requests by Beacon Hill Roll Call to comment on his amendment. Sen. Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport) said that this amendment is similar to budget amendments that were discussed robustly and noted the Senate was firm in its opinion that it did not want to change course on the MBTA Communities Act. (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment allowing an appeal. A “No” vote is against the amendment.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico No HOME INSPECTIONS (S 2834) Senate 39-0, approved an amendment that requires the Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities to implement regulations that secure a homebuyer’s right to have an inspection done on a property before finalizing the purchase of the home. The regulation bans the conditioning of a sale on waiving or limiting the buyer’s right to inspect the home. “Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases many families will ever make,” said amendment sponsor Sen. Mike Moore (D-Millbury). “Shouldn’t you have the right to know exactly what you’re purchasing before you sign a binding contract? This amendment will curb the practice of making offers that waive the right to a home inspection, something that’s become increasingly common in this ultra-competitive real estate market. Moore continued, ”Buyers must not feel obligated to waive inspections, risking their most important investment, in order to find their forever home. In a commonwealth where we have long taken a strong approach to consumer protections, this is an obvious step to protect families from financial ruin due to costly undisclosed repairs.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes ALSO UP ON BEACON HILL REQUIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS (H 2289) – The House approved and sent to the Senate legislation that would allow cities and towns to require the installation of an automatic sprinkler system in every newly-constructed 1- or 2-family home. Sponsor Rep. Ruth Balser (D-Newton) said that today’s new homes burn hotter and faster than those of the past because of modern construction techniques and synthetic furnishings. She noted that as a result, residents have only one to three minutes to flee the average home without sprinklers. “Automatic sprinklers work fast and give people more time to escape,” said Balser. “According to the Massachusetts Fire Sprinkler Coalition, having both sprinklers and smoke alarms reduces the risk of dying in a home fire by 80 percent. Additionally, automatic sprinklers put out 90 percent of home fires before the fire department arrives, which reduces firefighters’ exposure to the toxic products of combustion that cause cancer.” SEXUAL ASSAULT BY FRAUD (H 4350) - The House approved and sent to the Senate a proposal that would make it a crime for a doctor or other medical professional to commit sexual contact with a patient even when the doctor claims the contact is necessary for a legitimate medical purpose. Under current law, sexual contact by medical professionals represented to the patient as necessary for a legitimate medical purpose cannot be prosecuted, as the patient may be viewed as consenting to it, either explicitly or implicitly. Two courts have ruled that if a person consents to sexual intercourse, even under false pretenses, it is still consent. “I am pleased to see [the bill] once again be passed by the Massachusetts House,” said the bill’s sponsor Rep. Kate Hogan (D-Stow). “The bill establishes protections for vulnerable patients and criminalizes medical or healthcare professionals who knowingly and falsely claim sexual contact for a medical purpose. This legislation provides necessary updates to Massachusetts’ sexual assault laws.” REQUIRE SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE INFO ON STUDENT IDS (H 1999) – The House approved and sent to the Senate legislation that would require all public schools with grades 6 to 12, and all public and private colleges to include on their student identification cards the telephone and text number for the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. The bill includes a provision that allows any schools and colleges which have a supply of old ID cards without the 988 line to continue to distribute those IDS until the supply is gone. Supporters said that while suicide is a leading cause of death for people of all ages in the United States, young people are particularly at risk. They noted that according to a study published by the National Center for Health Statistics at the end of last year, suicide was the second leading cause of death for Americans aged 15-24, representing a 56 percent increase from the previous decade. They argued that there are significant disparities in these numbers, with LGBTQ+ youth being at greater risk and Black youth seeing a 73 percent increase in youth suicide rates in that same time period. “Suicides were the second leading cause of death among children in Massachusetts in 2020, which is an alarming statistic,” said co-sponsor Rep. Jack Lewis (D-Framingham). “We must ensure that every student has the information at their fingertips to get the support and resources they need. Seeking help is hard even for the most self-aware adults. Providing the avenues to support is essential to promoting positive and sustainable public health practices. “This is a simple proposal that can have critical impact, ensuring our students are equipped with the 988 Behavioral Help Line on their student IDs, if they, or their friends, need to connect with resources to support and trusted mental health resources,” said co-sponsor Rep. Natalie Higgins (D-Leominster). DELIVERING CARS TO DEALERSHIPS (H 3472) – The House gave initial approval to a bill that would prohibit any car carriers delivering cars to a dealership from parking on a public street or highway. A car carrier operator who violates this law would be subject to a $250 fine and potential license suspension. The carrier company is also subject to forfeiting its carrying permit. Supporters said that regular drivers are often forced to take evasive action, on short notice, to avoid a collision with the haphazardly parked car carrier and the vehicles being offloaded and driven perpendicular to traffic to their dealership destinations. “Like many Peabody residents who drive on Route 114, I experience first-hand the risky and dangerous practice of car carriers unloading their vehicles in the center lane and driving across several lanes of oncoming traffic to reach the dealerships,” said Rep. Tom Walsh (D-Peabody). “To protect roadway user safety, we filed this common-sense legislation to explicitly outlaw this practice and provide our police the tools they need to enforce the law accordingly.” QUOTABLE QUOTES “Ensuring every veteran receives the proper status and respect they deserve is a top priority of the Executive Office of Veterans Services. The injustices faced by LGBTQ+ service members are a stain on our history that we are committed to erasing. Massachusetts is leading the way when it comes to supporting our veterans and this initiative is a crucial step to healing past wounds and fostering a more inclusive military community.” ---Secretary Jon Santiago of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Veterans Services, applauding President Joe Biden’s decision to pardon thousands of former U.S. service members convicted under the now-repealed Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which criminalized consensual gay sex. This law, in effect since 1951, was revised in 2013 to prohibit only forcible acts. “When someone is struggling with feelings of despair, a caring and compassionate presence on the other end of the 988 Lifeline can be lifesaving. Suicide prevention is a critical public health responsibility and the 988 Lifeline is a resource that offers emotional support at some of the most vulnerable moments in a person’s life.” ---State Public Health Commissioner Robbie Goldstein on the Department of Public Health’s announced that $8.3 million in state and federal grant funding will be awarded to five community organizations to support the continuation of services for the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Network. “Fireworks are inherently dangerous. Possessing or using them in Massachusetts requires licensing and certification. They are illegal for personal use here even if purchased legally in another state. These laws work: the rate of fireworks injuries in Massachusetts is about one-fifth the national average.” --- State Fire Marshal Davine on the upcoming 4th of July celebrations. 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 Sena er 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 June 24-28, the House met for a total of 15 hours and 46 minutes and the Senate met for a total of 23 hours and 44 minutes. Mon. June 24 House 11:02 a.m. to 11:09 a.m. Senate 11:07 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Tues. June 25 No House session Senate 11:30 a.m. to 8:52 p.m. Wed. June 26 House 11:00 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. No Senate session Thurs. June 27 House 11:00 a.m. to9:49 p.m. Senate 10:08 a.m. to 11:52 p.m. Fri. June 28 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com Bob founded Beacon Hill Roll Call in 1975 and was inducted into the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) Hall of Fame in 2019. FOR SALE - MIXED-USE COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL 225-229 Highland Ave., Malden MIXED-USE Two Commercial Convenience Stores AND Three Apartments - Two, 2-Bedoroom & One, 1-Bedroom Yearly Rental Income: $166,200 Call (781) 520-1091

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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – WEDnEsDAy, July 3, 2024 Page 23 MANGO REALTY INC Let's make your real estate journey a success—schedule an appointment with me today! r real estate journey a succes Contact Us; 781-558-1091 infowithmango@gmail.com www.mangorealtyteam.com Mango Realty - Sue Palomba Everett, MA Saugus, MA Charming 3-bedroom, 1-bath home with a 2-car garage, driveway, and yard. This lovely residence is conveniently located just minutes away from Boston, Encore, and the airport. It's perfect for those looking for easy access to the city while enjoying the comfort of suburban living. The spacious yard is ideal for outdoor activities and family gatherings. Inside, you'll find a cozy atmosphere with plenty of natural light and beautiful finishes. For more information or to schedule a viewing, please call Norma at 617-590-9143. Call us for more details! Welcome to this beautiful cozy 8-room, 3-bedroom home with so much space and a comfortable farmers porch. The large eat-in kitchen and dining rom with a built-in hutch enhance its character. Sliding doors lead to a deck, offering seamless indoor-outdoor living perfect for entertaining. With a new roof installed in 2021, new front doors and new stairs, and a new deck, the exterior is wellmaintained. Enjoy the spacious, level fenced-in yard, great basement, and a walk-up attic, all within close proximity to Boston, transportation and the airport. Saugus, MA This charming home nestled on a beautiful tree-studded lot with a sunlit family room on the first floor, perfect for gatherings, and an oak kitchen with gleaming hardwood floors. The main bedroom is a true retreat, featuring a private balcony and his-and-her closets. With 2.5 baths, a spacious deck for outdoor entertaining, and a convenient garage, this home offers both comfort and functionality. Despite its serene, private setting, the homes provides easy access to all amenities. Enjoy the perfect blend of tranquility and convenience in this exceptional property. Happy 4th of July from Mango Realty Inc.! - As we celebrate the birth of our great nation, Mango Realty Inc. wishes you and your family a day filled with joy, freedom, and wonderful memories. May your Independence Day be sparkling with pride, happiness, and festivities. Thank you for being a part of our community. Have a safe and spectacular holiday! Saugus, MA Here’s your chance to own not one, but two beautiful pieces of land in the soughtafter area of Saugus. This unique package offers endless possibilities for creating your dream estate or investment project. Nestled in the tranquil beauty of Saugus, each parcel comes with its own address and a combined price of $995,000. Don’t miss out on this incredible value! Call Sue at 617-877-4553 or email at soldwithsue@gmail.com. Reading, MA Gloucester, MA This home offers the main bedroom on the first floor with a full bath. 2 electric meters. This property is ideally situated in a prime location, close to Market Basket for all your grocery needs, and close distance to the commuter rail, making your daily commute effortless. Enjoy the convenience of nearby shopping centers and major highways, providing quick and easy access to the airport, as well as a seamless drive to downtown Boston. The perfect blend of suburban tranquility and urban accessibility. Call Sue at 617-877-4553 or email at soldwithsue@gmail.com. This gorgeous year-round rental apartment has all the amenities you will ever need. Step into this inviting 2bedroom home, where beauty meets functionality. Adorned with gleaming hardwood floors, elegant high ceilings and bathed in natural light. This well-maintained space exudes warmth and comfort. To maintain our standards, we require a credit score of 680 or higher along with references. Enjoy a pet-free and smoke-free environment, fostering a clean and tranquil atmosphere for all. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make this lovely residence your own! Peabody, MA Welcome to your new home! Step into this inviting 2bedroom apartment, where beauty meets functionality. Adorned with gleaming hardwood floors and bathed in natural light, this well-maintained space exudes warmth and comfort. With convenient washer dryer hookups included, keeping up with laundry has never been easier. To maintain our standards, we require a credit score of 680 or higher along with references. Enjoy a pet-free and smoke-free environment, fostering a clean and tranquil atmosphere for all. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make this lovely residence your own! Spacious 1-bedroom, 1st-floor apartment ideally suited for a single individual or couple. This charming unit offers the convenience of easy access and includes one off-street parking space. Inside, you'll find a well-designed layout that maximizes space and functionality, making it a comfortable living option. The tenant is responsible for paying the electric and gas heat bills, giving you control over your utility usage. This lovely apartment is perfect for those seeking a cozy, manageable living space with all the essential amenities. For more information or to schedule a viewing, contact Peter at 781-820-5690.


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