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Page 2 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 Sen. DiDomenico appointed to national task force S tate Senator Sal DiDomenico has been chosen by The Council of State Governments (CSG) to serve on its 2021-22 Healthy States National Task Force. This is “an initiative to assist states with a variety of health and well-being issues, all of which have been intensified by the pandemic,” according to CSG’s website. This bipartisan group of state leaders is tasked with providing resources and recommendations for state governments on how to best address current state challenges. Members include State Senators, State Representatives, Lieutenant Governors, Secretaries of State and Judges from throughout the United States and U.S. Territories. During a two-year process, the Healthy States National Task Force will focus on four key policy areas to provide states with a holistic policy strategy for their shared challenges. “It’s an honor to be chosen to serve on this CSG National Task Force that will gather ideas and research to provide steps for states to come out of the pandemic and improve the overall health of our nation,” said DiDomenico. “This is a great opportunity to serve with colleagues from throughout the United States and bring the proven models we have used in Massachusetts to the national stage. It is great to share our successes with other parts of the country.” The Healthy States NationSal DiDomenico State Senator al Task Force will convene throughout 2021 and 2022 to discuss and deliberate about the opportunities and policy practices that can collectively improve state health. DiDomenico has also been appointed to the Civic Health Subcommittee on the Task Force, which will explore policies that build strong communities and support meaningful civic engagement where states have the greatest nexus of influence, such as voting, civic education and participation and increasing public trust and interface with government. The full task force will also be meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico, this fall during CSG’s national meeting. Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments is the nation’s largest nonpartisan organization serving every branch of elected office. State Legislature passes $48B budget for FY2022 S tate Representative Joseph McGonagle, together with his colleagues in the Legislature, voted unanimously on July 9 to pass the state’s $48.07 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). This budget maintains fiscal responsibility, does not cut services and makes targeted investments to address emerging needs, safeguard the health and wellness of the most vulnerable populations and ensure residents will benefit equitably as the state recovers from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just like in the House budget, McGonagle was able to secure money for Everett through communications upgrades to police departments, fire departments and the construction of a boat house for community use on the Malden River. These were determined to be top priorities for the city in the upcoming year. “I am truly thankful that my amendments made it through deliberations and into the final product,” said McGonagle. “As COVID-19 cases continue decreasing, it is relieving and hopeful to see Everett and the Commonwealth as a whole begin to move forward. Not only do we address the issues facing the Commonwealth right now, but we are also investing in our future through the Student Opportunity Act, clean energy development and many other projects. I am very grateful to House Speaker Ron Mariano, House Ways and Means Chairman Aaron Michlewitz and Senate President Karen Spilka for their diligent work on this budget.” “As we recover from uncertain times during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Legislature is proud to deliver a budget that thoughtfully grows the Massachusetts economy, spurs job training Joseph McGonagle State Representative and employment opportunities, expands services and programs, and invests in our longterm priorities, such as growing our Stabilization Fund and implementing the Student Opportunity Act,” said Speaker of the House Ronald Mariano. “I am proud of my House colleagues and would like to thank Chair Michlewitz, Vice Chair Ferrante and Assistant Vice Chair Donato for their diligent work during this process. I would also like to thank Senate President Spilka and her colleagues in the Senate for their hard work and collaboration.” Taking into consideration strong tax revenue performance in Fiscal Year 2021, the final FY22 conference report increases revenue assumptions by $4.2 billion over the December consensus revenue projection for a new tax revenue projection of $34.35 billion. The FY22 budget does LEGISLATURE | SEE PAGE 8

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 Page 3 City Clerk Cornelio takes helm of Massachusetts City Clerks’ Association C By Christopher Roberson ity Clerk Sergio Cornelio has another feather in his cap having recently been chosen to lead the Massachusetts City Clerks’ Association for the next two years. “I am truly humbled by the confidence the association has in me and I love working with so many knowledgeable clerks,” he said. “To be chosen was truly an honor.” Cornelio, who has been Everett’s city clerk for nearly four years, joined the association in 2016. “I was a member of the Executive Board and chaired the Legislative Pfizer vaccine to be distributed at neighborhood parks M ayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that the City of Everett, in partnership with Curative, will be distributing Pfizer vaccines at local parks beginning Thursday, July 22 from 4-7 p.m. “The city of Everett has been committed to vaccinating the entire community,” said DeMaria. “Our continued partnership with Curative will allow for additional residents to get vaccinated. We are proudly furthering our efforts by continuing to bring vaccination sites into our neighborhood parks.” Each vaccine clinic will be a walk-up site and no appointment is needed. The schedule for the vaccine sites is as follows: 4-7 p.m. • July 22 – Swan Street Park, • July 29 – Glendale Park, 4-7 p.m. • August 5 – Meadows Park, 4-7 p.m. Residents ages 12 and over are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Please be advised that the Pfizer vaccine is a two-dose vaccine. Once the first dose is administered, Curative will provide more information regarding the second dose. City Clerk Sergio Cornelio was recently chosen as the new president of the Massachusetts City Clerks’ Association. (File Photo) Committee until my recent appointment as president,” he said. “My new duties are to provide legislative updates and bills that are being presented by the Legislature, governor and Secretary of the Commonwealth that affect the association.” In addition, Cornelio said he will be lobbying for the association on Beacon Hill as well as working with city clerks throughout the state to host conferSAVINGS NOW & DOWN THE ROAD! Auto Loans as low as 1.99% PURCHASE or REFINANCE Apply FAST at massbaycu.org or call (617) 269-2700 APR* ences and continuing education classes. City Council President Wayne Matewsky lauded Cornelio for his achievement. “I am very proud; it’s a big honor,” he said. “The city clerks throughout the state made a great decision.” Ward 2 Councillor Stephanie CORNELIO | SEE PAGE 6 Martins also extended her congratulations to Cornelio. “Sergio Cornelio is one of the youngest clerks in the state and brings so much to the table for the association,” she said. “He has served as an advocate and a voice for the clerks in addition to introSOUTH BOSTON – EVERETT – QUINCY – SEAPORT *APR=Annual Percentage Rate. APR includes a .25% discount for automatic payments. 1.99% APR is for terms up to 48 months. Monthly payment is $21.69 per $1,000 borrowed. 2.24% APR without automatic payments. Monthly payment without automatic payments is $21.80 per $1,000 borrowed. Other rates and terms are available. Up to 105% financing based on NADA retail value. Qualification restrictions apply. Rate, term, and approval based on credit worthiness. Rates are subject to change without notice. Federally insured by NCUA

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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 Page 5 Parks and Recreation: a point of pride for Everett f you’ve driven around Everett recently, you’ve probably noticed that our local parks are all looking their absolute best lately, with plenty of green space, freshly mowed ball fi elds, new playgrounds and even splash pads ready to provide some refreshment and relaxation for all. Additionally, many of our beloved summer programs are back this year, and it’s shaping up to be a great summer here in Everett. At Rivergreen Park, Mayor I Carlo DeMaria’s Summer Basketball Program kicked off at the end of June, with games running through August 7. Rivergreen Park, which is a neatly manicured park with a multitude of wildfl owers, also includes a new canoe and kayak launch, a football field, a playground, a splash pad and walking paths that connect to the Northern Strand Community Trail. What was once a polluted former General Electric site is now one of the most beautiful places in the city. Over at Swan Street Park, which was fully renovated in 2018, you can cool off at the splash pad or pack a lunch and time, exercise classes, arts & crafts, daily swimming at the pool and entertainment. The program is limited to 100 children per week on a fi rst come, fi rst served basis, and registration must be done in person at either Everett City Hall or the Everett Health Department. The Summer Youth Jobs ProSwan Street Park, which was fully renovated in 2018, now features a splash pad, a playground, a Little League fi eld and basketball courts. (Photo Courtesy of the City of Everett) enjoy the picnic tables and unique playground. There’s also a Little League fi eld and basketball courts. At night the park has illuminated walkways for added safety. Sacramone Park is another local favorite and has two synthetic turf Little League fi elds, a splash park, a playground, a basketball court, a picnic area, a bocce court, restrooms, concessions, perimeter walkways, green space and state-of-theart athletic fi eld lighting. This summer the Mayor’s Crimson Kids Summer Program is back, run by Recreation Leader Michael DiPietro. The program operates out of the Samuel Gentile Recreation Center, starting the week of July 12 and running for six weeks. The cost is $50 per child per week and $25 each additional child, and it is open to all children ages six to 13. Participants will enjoy a variety of activities, including fi eld trips, plenty of park and playground gram, which is also run by DiPietro, is back this year – bigger and better than ever – with 250 kids expected to participate. It began on July 6 and runs for eight weeks, with kids being placed all over the city – at the Department of Public Works, City Hall, the Everett Police Station, the Everett Public Libraries and more. One other program of note this summer is the free lunch program, which is run by the YMCA. They’ll be handing out free lunches Monday through Friday at fi ve of Everett’s parks all summer long. As things return to normal and we once again gather with friends and family, be sure to spend some time at our local parks, enjoying the waterfront and green space that Mayor DeMaria has worked so hard to make available to all. CHA Everett Hospital CHA Cambridge hospital Recognized for quality and safety GR21_171

Page 6 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 Chelsea Jewish Lifecare Announces Vaccine Mandate for All Employees C HESLEA AND PEABODY, MA (July 2021) – Chelsea Jewish Lifecare, a highly respected leader in healthcare with campuses in Chelsea and Peabody, announced today that it will require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Chelsea Jewish Lifecare is a founding member of Legacy Lifecare, a network of not-for-profit organizations that also includes JGS Lifecare of Longmeadow, Deutsches Altenheim of West Roxbury, and Elizabeth Seton Residence and Marillac Residence of Wellesley. The network is the first long-term care provider group in Massachusetts to issue a vaccine mandate for its employees. “Our top priority is always the health of our residents and our staff,” said Adam Berman, President and CEO of Legacy Lifecare. “With over 323 million doses administered in the United States, the COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be both safe and effective. After consulting with experts and careful consideration, we feel strongly that requiring staff to be vaccinated is the most important action we can do to ensure the safety of our long-term care communities.” Chelsea Jewish Lifecare and other Legacy Lifecare affiliates plan to implement the mandate once the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants final approval of one of the three vacCORNELIO | FROM PAGE 3 ducing various innovative solutions. I am proud of Sergio and always happy to collaborate with him and his office.” Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro shared similar sentiAdam Berman President/CEO of Legacy Lifecare cines. Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine will be a condition of employment for all staff members and volunteers, with exemptions limited to religious and medical reasons. This is consistent with the network’s approach to the flu vaccine. Since last December when vaccines were first made available to health care workers, Chelsea Jewish Lifecare and Legacy Lifecare have conducted an extensive education campaign titled “Superheroes Saving Lives”. Over 75% of the approximately 1800 employees throughout the Legacy Lifecare network are currently vaccinated, achieving the national goal for long-term care providers. To further prepare for this manments. “I think it’s a testament to Clerk Cornelio’s hard work and dedication that his peers across the Commonwealth chose him to lead the Clerks’ Association,” said DiPierro. “I want to congratulate him and wish him much success in his role.” date, senior leadership will continue to offer comprehensive information about vaccine safety and efficacy, including encouraging employees to ask questions and addressing concerns on a one-on-one basis. In addition, all campuses will offer onsite vaccination clinics to facilitate meeting this important requirement. The organization thanked its employees for their incredible dedication, loyalty, courage, and compassion. “COVID-19 has been devastating, especially for those of us who care for the most vulnerable,” said Berman. “I am so proud of our staff and how they have persevered throughout these challenging times. They are the real heroes in this story.” Berman noted that the organization did not make the vaccine mandate decision lightly. “Simply put, implementing this mandate is the only way we can fully protect our staff and our residents,” said Berman. “I absolutely believe it’s the right decision for us.” About Chelsea Jewish Lifecare Chelsea Jewish Lifecare is redefining senior care and re-envisioning what life should be like for those living with disabling conditions. The eldercare community includes a wide array VACCINE | SEE PAGE 18 Cornelio’s career in public service began when he was 18 years old. Since then, he has served on the Common Council and was the assistant city clerk for two years before being appointed as city clerk in August 2017.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 Page 7 ~ POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT ~ Jimmy Tri Le announces candidacy for re-election to Ward 4 City Council I, Jimmy Tri Le, hereby respectfully announce my candidacy for re-election as your Councilor in Ward Four. Representing the people of Everett is an honor and is one that I take very seriously. Public service is indeed a public trust. As your councilor, I can confidently reassure that you can trust me to always do what is right. I may not always be right, but every vote I cast and every action that I take will be done with the best interests of my constituents and this City in mind. I am committed to making Ward Four and the City safe, attractive, financially sound and friendly communities where senior citizens are safe and wellcare for, where our young people stay and raise their families, where small business thrives and employers find a well-educated, well trained and ready workforce. ter community for future generations. As homeowners and taxpayers, we want the effective and efficient delivery of municipal services. As proud Everett citizens, we want our streets to be safe, our taxes to be fair and our neighborhoods to be clean. I appreciated your past support and humbly ask that you continue that support by voting for me as your Councilor from Ward Four. Your concerns are my conJimmy Tri Le Achieving this will take a city government that is able to put aside differences and strive together for the common good. I can and will continue to represent you in this matter. As parents of young children, my wife and I share your strong interest in Everett’s future and are determined to leave a betcerns. Respectfully, Jimmy Tri Le Meet the Candidate Standout July 21 at 5 PM On Wednesday, July 21st, at 5:00 pm, please join us in front of Everett House of Pizza to meet Ward 4 City Councillor Jimmy Le to support for a stand out. Enjoy pizza & refreshments. Feel free to text/call (617) 953-6112 if you have any questions. Thank you! A.B.C. CIGAR 170 REVERE ST., REVERE (781) 289-4959 Same Location * Same Service for over 49 Years! CIGAR GIFT PACKS UNDER $50 Chris Dan Steve Cigar Accessories ---------GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE Summer Is Here & So Are We! Buy 2 Cigars marked with a Green Label, Get the Third Green Label Cigar FREE! ~ SPECIAL OF THE MONTH ~ 25 Count Humidor - Glass Top - Hydrometer + Bundle of our Best Selling Cigars & Torch Lighter - Only $99.95 * Travel Humidors * Desk Top Humidors * Many Types of Lighters * Ash Trays * Juuls * Cigar Accessories * Vapes * Glass Pipes * Rewards Program * CBD Infused Products DEEP DISCOUNTS ON ALL MAJOR BRANDS! GREAT SELECTION! GREAT PRICES! STORE HOURS: Mon. - Wed.: 8 AM - 7 PM / Thurs., Fri. - Sat.: 8 AM - 8 PM Sunday & Holidays: 8 AM-6 PM For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net Lawrence A. Simeone Jr. Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 Lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net

Page 8 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 LEGISLATURE | FROM PAGE 2 not make a withdrawal and instead transfers funds into the Stabilization Fund, projecting an estimated balance of approximately $5.8 billion for this crucial “rainy day” fund at the end of the fiscal year. Notably, the Legislature provides substantial funds in the FY22 budget to invest in the Commonwealth’s long-term obligations. Prioritizing funding for education, the new Student Opportunity Act Investment fund was funded at $350 million (M) to be utilized in the coming years for the implementation of the state’s landmark Student Opportunity Act (SOA). Additionally, a supplemental payment of $250M was transferred to the Pension Liability Fund to reduce the Commonwealth’s pension liability. “As we vote on the final FY2022 budget, we mark a capstone to a volatile 16-month odyssey we have seen since the pandemic first struck the Commonwealth, but thankfully this roller coaster is letting us exit off today at a peak and not a valley. We have come out of the last year and a half in a stronger fiscal situation than anyone could have ever imagined. For us to be in this favorable of a situation is a testament to the fortitude and resolve of the Legislature,” said State Representative Aaron Michlewitz, who is chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means. “The investments made in this budget will go a long way to improve the economic outlook for the Commonwealth in an efficient and equitable manner.” As a cornerstone of the Commonwealth’s equitable recovery, the FY22 budget protects access to educational opportunity and charts a path forward for students, families, educators and institutions. The budget maintains the Legislature’s commitment to implementing the SOA by FY 2027. The conference report proposal fully funds the first year of the SOA consistent with the $5.503 billion local aid agreement reached in March, amounting to an increase of $220M over FY21. Despite the uncertainty created by the pandemic, this increased level of investment represents a one-sixth implementation of SOA rates and ensures that school districts across the Commonwealth have adequate and equitable resources to provide high-quality educational opportunities for all students. The FY22 budget also includes a $40M reserve consistent with the March local aid agreement to provide additional aid to districts experiencing increases in student enrollment compared to October 2020. The budget invests in higher education, allocating $571M for the University of Massachusetts system, $315M for community colleges and $291M for state universities. The budget also includes $130M in scholarship funding and funds the community colleges SUCCESS Fund (Supporting Urgent Community College Equity through Student Services) at $10.5M and the STEM Starter Academy at $4.75M. The budget also includes large investments in labor and economic development, such as the creation of a trust fund dedicated to job training for the offshore wind industry to be administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. This budget makes an initial deposit into this fund of $13M to establish and grow technical training programs in the public higher education system and vocational-technical institutions. The fund will also prioritize grants and scholarships to adult learning providers, labor organizations and public educational institutions to provide workers with greater access to these trainings. Other education investments include: • $388.4M for the Special Education Circuit Breaker, reimbursing school districts for the high cost of educating students with disabilities at the statutorily required 75 percent reimbursement rate • $154.6M for reimbursing school districts at 75 percent for costs incurred when students leave to attend charter schools • $82.2M for regional school transportation • $50M for Adult Basic Education • $27.9M for the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity program • $6M for Social Emotional Learning Grants to help K-12 schools bolster social emotional learning supports for students, including $1M for a new pilot program to provide mental health screenings for K-12 students • $4M for Rural School Aid This budget supports working families by addressing the increasing costs of caregiving for low-income families by converting the existing tax deductions for young children, elderly or disabled dependents and business-related dependent care expenses into refundable tax credits. These tax credits will benefit low-income families that have little or no personal income tax liability and cannot claim the full value of the existing deductions. The conversion to a refundable tax credit would provide an additional $16M to more than 85,000 families each year. Coupled with the expanded Child Tax Credit and the Child and Dependent Care tax credits under the federal American Rescue Plan Act, these credits will help lift families out of poverty and support low-income working parents and caregivers across the Commonwealth. The FY22 budget builds on the success of last year’s efforts to tackle “deep poverty” with a 20 percent increase to Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) and Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled and Children benefits over December 2020 levels, ensuring families receive the economic supports they need to live, work and provide stability for their children. Further, the final budget repeals the asset limit for TAFDC. Traditionally, asset limits on assistance programs further expose those who are already financially vulnerable to greater economic hardship. While families are recovering from the impacts of COVID-19, it is vital to make LEGISLATURE | SEE PAGE 10

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 Page 9 “Rain or Shine, Team Capone is full steam ahead!” Mayoral candidate, Councillor Fred Capone is shown with his mother, holding his baby photo, and brothers at his childhood home. CHA to host Vaccine Day on July 18 M ayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) will be hosting a Vaccine Day in Everett on Sunday, July 18; CHA will be visiting fi ve local organizations form 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Music and food will be provided by CHA. “Through our partnership with CHA, the city of Everett is continuing to bring vaccines to the community,” said DeMaria. “It is important that we continue our eff orts to distribute the vaccine and I am grateful for our relationship with CHA. The city of Everett is committed to vaccinating the entire community to ensure that residents are protected from COVID-19.” CHA will be visiting local organizations on the following schedule: • First Baptist Church of Everett (50 Church St.): 11 a.m.—1 p.m. • Igreja Universal (460 Broadway): 12–3 p.m. • Latinos Unidos en Massachusetts (198 Ferry St.): 12–3 p.m. • Our Lady of Grace Parish (194 Nichols St.): 1:30–2:45 p.m. • Haitian Church of God of Unity (1935 Revere Beach Pkwy.): 1– 3 p.m. CHA will be distributing the Pfi zer vaccine, which is available for those ages 12 and over. Children ages 12-17 will require parent or guardian permission to receive the vaccine. Once the fi rst dose is administered, CHA will provide more information regarding the second dose. There is no cost for the vaccine and walk-ins are welcome. The vaccine is available to all, regardless of immigration status. Health insurance and ID are not required. AUTOTECH 1989 SINCE Is your vehicle ready for the Summer Season?!! Recharge your vehicle's AC for the warm weather! Includes up to 1 LB. of Refrigerant* (*Most Vehicles/Some Restrictions May Apply) AC SPECIAL Only $69.95 DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! CASH FOR YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV! 2012 HONDA PILOT EXL 2011 FORD FESTIVA Loaded, One Owner, Sunroof, Back-up Camera, Warranty, Only 101K Miles! TRADES WELCOME! $15,900 Financing Available! Only 105K Miles, Clean Title, Save Money on Gas! Great Commuter Car! TRADES WELCOME! $5,995 (781) 321-8841 • (617) 571-9869 Easy 1236 EasternAve • Malden EddiesAutotech.com Vehicle! We Pay Cash For Your Fred Capone and wife, Michelle, are shown holding their campaign sign with Karen during a standout. (Photos courtesy of Fred Capone) WAIVING OLD GLORY: The candidate celebrating the Fourth with volunteers at his campaign headquarters. Fred Capone is shown gathering signatures at a home on Hancock Street.

Page 10 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 LEGISLATURE | FROM PAGE 8 assistance programs accessible and eff ective, and removing the asset limit allows families to save for education, job training, reliable transportation, home expenses and other emergency needs. Other children and family investments include: • $30.5M for Emergency Food Assistance to ensure that citizens in need can navigate the historic levels of food insecurity caused by COVID-19 • $7.5M for grants to Community Foundations to support communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic • $5M for the Secure Jobs Connect program, providing job placement resources and assistance for homeless individuals • $4.2M for the Offi ce of the Child Advocate, including $1M for the establishment and operation of a state center on child wellness and trauma • $2.5M for Children Advocacy Centers To help families get back to work, the FY22 conference report includes $820M for the early education sector, including $20M to increase rates for early education providers, $15M for Massachusetts Head Start programs, $10M for the Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative to expand public preschool and $9M to cover the cost of fees for parents receiving subsidized early education in calendar year 2021. The FY22 budget provides resources to help with housing stability, including $150M for the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program to expand access to affordable housing, $85M for grants to local housing authorities, $22M for the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition Program and $8M for Housing Consumer Education Centers to help administer nearly $1 billion in federal housing relief. The budget makes the state’s fi lm tax credit permanent and requires an increase in the percentage of production expenses or principal photography days in the Commonwealth from 50 percent to 75 percent. The fi lm tax credit was set to expire in January 2023. The budget also includes a disability employment tax credit for employers that hire employees with a disability. To ensure long-term fiscal responsibility, the FY22 budget repeals three ineff ective tax expenditures as recommended by the Tax Expenditure Review Commission (TERC), namely the exemption of income from the sale of certain patents, the medical device tax credit and the harbor maintenance tax credit, effective January 1, 2022. TERC found that these tax expenditures are either obsolete, fail to provide a meaningful incentive or fail to justify their cost to the Commonwealth. TERC was created as part of a Senate budget initiative in Fiscal Year 2019. The Legislature’s FY22 budget confronts the frontline health care impacts of the pandemic to navigate the challenges posed by COVID-19. It also sustains support for the state’s safety net by funding MassHealth at a total of $18.98 billion, thereby providing more than 2 million children, seniors and low-income residents with access to comprehensive health care coverage. It also invests $15M to support local and regional boards of health as they continue to work on the front lines against the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. LEGISLATURE | SEE PAGE 14

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 Page 11 Everett police apprehend man armed with a sword By Christopher Roberson S hortly after midnight on July 12, Everett police responded to an apartment building on Bucknam Street where they encountered a man who was allegedly brandishing a sword. After arriving on the scene, officers discovered that the man, identified as Jason Gaff, 45, of Everett, had barricaded himself in the building. Additional officers and a SWAT team were called in to assist and rescued a resident from the building. According to the preliminary investigation, a 911 call was made by a woman who knew Gaff and reportedly told police that he was threatening her and her mother. Gaff then came out of the building and “advanced” toward officers holding a weapon, believed to be a sword, over his head. In addition, he allegedly told police that he was also armed with a knife and a gun. According to police, a sponge round was fired at Gaff; however, the less than lethal measure proved to be ineffective. At that point, an officer fired one round and struck Gaff. First aid was administered at the scene. Gaff was then taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and is expected to survive. One of the officers was also taken to the hospital as a precaution. According to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Gaff has been charged with three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. “I am thankful that this incident was brought under control while protecting all those that live in the neighborhood and that none of our officers were hurt,” said Police Chief Steven Mazzie. The incident remains under investigation. Protect Yourself. Protect Your Family. IT’S OPEN TO EVERYONE Anyone who lives, works, or studies in MA can get the vaccine. Getting vaccinated won’t affect your immigration status. Security may be present; but is only there to keep you healthy and safe. IT’S SAFE Getting vaccinated is a powerful tool against COVID-19. The vaccine is safe and effective. The more people who are vaccinated, the safer we all are. IT’S FREE The vaccine is free. No health insurance needed. No ID needed. No ID or Insurance Needed. SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT AT mass.gov/CovidVaccine Commonwealth of Massachusetts Anyone 12+ can get their COVID Vaccine

Page 12 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 Supporters fete Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro at Kickoff Fundraiser Village Bar & Grille packed with supporters and local candidates Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro with family: mom, Tina Saldutti; dad, Jerry; and brother, Sal. Councillor DiPierro was introduced by Mayor Carlo DeMaria. Councillor DiPierro is shown thanking his many supporters at his recent fundraiser. (Photos by Katy Rogers Photography) Councillor DiPierro with State Representative Joseph McGonagle Councillor DiPierro with State Senator Sal DiDomenico Councillor DiPierro with fellow Councillor Mike Marchese Councillor DiPierro with Mayor Carlo DeMaria and DeMaria’s family: wife Stacy, son Carlo and daughter Caroline. Councillor DiPierro with Local 22 Union President Richard Pedi

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 Page 13 Thank You to all my supporters, family & friends who made my fundraiser a great success! Anthony DiPierro Ward 3 Councillor (Political Adv.) Councillor DiPierro with former Mayor Dave Ragucci Councillor DiPierro with members of the city government and supporters Councillor DiPierro with Doug Soule, Ward 2 Councillor Stephanie Martins, City Clerk Sergio Cornelio and Paul Strong Councillor DiPierro with Tiffany Leahy and Mark Mayo Councillor DiPierro with Paul and Michelle Strong Pictured from left: Ward 6 Councillor candidate Al Lattanzi, School Committee candidates Jason Marcus and Robert Santacroce, Councillor DiPierro, School Committee candidates Margaret Cornelio and Samantha Hurley and Ward 4 Councillor candidate Holly Garcia.

Page 14 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 Massa named to Dean’s List at University of Maine E LEGISLATURE | FROM PAGE 10 Understanding that the pandemic has been a stressor on mental and behavioral health, the FY22 budget invests $175.6M for substance use disorder and intervenverett resident Deanna Massa was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Maine for the spring 2021 semester. Because of the challenging circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the university modified the Dean’s List policy for the spring 2021 term. The requirement that students earn 12 calculable credits to be eligible for Dean’s List was waived. Instead, students were eligible if they earned a minimum of nine letter-graded (A–F on the transcript) credits in addition to the criteria in the catalog. tion services provided by the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services. It also invests $12.5M to support a student “telebehavioral” health pilot, public awareness campaigns, loan forgiveness for mental health clinicians and initiatives to mitigate emergency department boardings for individuals in need of behavioral health support, as well as $10M for Programs of Assertive Community Treatment grants to provide intensive, community-based behavioral health services for adolescents. Other health care and public health investments include: • $98.4M for children’s mental health services, including $3.9M for the Massachusetts Child Psychiatric Access Program (MCPAP) and MCPAP for Moms to address mental health needs of pregnant and postpartum women • $25M for Family Resource Centers to grow and improve the mental health resources and programming available to families • $56.1M for domestic violence–prevention services • $40.8M for early intervention services to ensure supports are accessible and available to infants and young toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities, including funds to support health equity initiatives To support economic development, the FY22 budget increases access to high-quality and reliable broadband – which is crucial for businesses, students and families – by moving the duties of the Wireless and Broadband Development Division to the Department of Telecommunications, which is working to facilitate access to broadband and has the institutional ability and knowledge to address broadband access issues. The budget also includes a $17M transfer to the Workforce Competitiveness Trust fund, $15.4M for Career Technical Institutes and $9.5M for One-Stop Career Centers to support economic recovery. Other investments in economic and workforce development include: • $15M for the Community Empowerment and Reinvestment Grant Program • $6M for Regional Economic Development Organizations to support economic growth in all regions of the state • $2.5M for the Massachusetts Cybersecurity Innovation Fund, including $1.5M for new regional security operation centers, which will partner with community colleges and state universities to provide cybersecurity workforce training to students and cybersecurity services to municipalities, nonprofits and small businesses To protect residents of the Commonwealth, the FY22 budget codifies and expands the existing Governor’s task force on hate crimes to advise on issues relating to hate crimes, such as ways to prevent hate crimes and how best to support victims of hate crimes. The conference report makes the task force permanent and expands its membership to include members of the Legislature and an appointee from the Attorney General. The conference report also contains a provision that supports immigrants who are victims of criminal activity or human trafficking. The budget also authorizes funds from the Massachusetts Cybersecurity Innovation Fund to be used for monitoring and detection of threat activity in order to investigate or mitigate cybersecurity incidents. To proactively combat threats and attacks, the budget provides funding for a public-private partnership with the goal of engaging educational institutions to jointly expand the training, employment and business development in cyber fields in Massachusetts through a combination of regionalized instruction and business outreach, state-wide shared resources, and real-life simulations for cyber training and business development. Having been passed by the House and Senate, the legislation goes to Governor Charlie Baker for his signature. He has 10 days to review the budget, approve or veto the entire budget or specific parts or make changes – or to submit budget amendments to be considered by the Legislature.


Page 16 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 Election field swells to 50 candidates W By Christopher Roberson ith the city election four months away, there are now 50 candidates running for office. Within that figure, 16 of them are incumbents who will square off against the remaining 37 challengers. City Clerk Sergio Cornelio said that so far this year the number of candidates taking out nomination papers is 10 percent higher compared to the 2019 election. “There will be a few that will withdraw, as we have already seen, and a few that won’t pass the papers back in, but the majority will make the ballot,” he said. In addition to this being a mayoral election year, Cornelio said this will be the city’s first time using the ward-only voting format. “Given that there are many contested races, we should have around 5,000 people vote in the Preliminary and 7,500 vote in the General Election,” he said. In the mayoral race, Ward 1 Councillor Fred Capone and Councillor-at-Large Gerly Adrien will challenge Mayor Carlo DeMaria for the corner office at City Hall. “There is always more interest in municipal elections when there is a mayoral race. I think this is the main reason for the heightened activity,” said Capone. “With the increased awareness, those who may have only considered running in the past may find it the right time to become a candidate for office.” This year, there are currently 26 candidates, including eight incumbents, running for City Council. In the race for councillor-at-large, Councillors Richard Dell Isola, John Hanlon and Michael Marchese are facing 11 challengers. They include Angelmarie DiNunzio, James Mastrocola, Stephanie Smith, James LaVecchio, Allen Panarese, Irene Cardillo and Guerline Alcy. “It’s a healthy thing that people are interested in running for office,” said City Council President Wayne Matewsky. “It’s a very active election year in Everett.” However, with Capone running for mayor, Matewsky has found himself in an unfamiliar position as the lone candidate for Ward 1. “In over 24 elections I’ve never been unopposed,” he said. Councillor Stephanie Martins is also running without opposition to retain her seat in Ward 2. In Ward 3, Councillor Anthony DiPierro will face off against challenger Darren Costa. “Everett is a city on the move and its best days are ahead under the leadership of Mayor DeMaria. It’s no surprise to see so many residents getting involved and showing their desire to serve in local government,” said DiPierro. “I’ve always said public service is a concrete way to give back to your community. I’ve worked hard to be a voice of reason on the City Council and ensure that the needs of my constituents are being met by City Hall. Serving in local government is a great honor and I hope to continue to serve this community for many years to come.” In Ward 4, Councillor Jimmy Tri Le will have his hands full as he faces challenges from Mastrocola, Benjamin Murray and Holly Garcia. The Ward 5 race will feature a rematch from 2019 between Councillor Rosa DiFlorio and challenger Vivian Nguyen. Ward 6 residents will be getting a new councillor as Al Lattanzi squares off against Ross Pietrantonio. In the race for School Committee, there are 17 challengers taking on seven incumbent members. The member-at-large race currently includes Members Cynthia Sarnie and Samantha Lambert taking on challenges from Margaret Cornelio, Robert Santacroce, Berardino D’Onofrio, Jenny Montresor and Joseph LaMonica. LaMonica is also seeking reelection in Ward 2, where he is being challenged by Jason Marcus and Caitlin Steinberg. In addition, Millie Cardello will be leaving her post as member-at-large to run for the Ward 1 seat, which is being vacated by Panarese. Other candidates in that race include Margaret Cornelio, Joanne Parris and Desirae Peary. Ward 6 will also be hotly contested as Vice-Chairman Thomas Abruzzese takes on challenges from Renee Solano, Catherine Tomassi Hicks and Michael McLaughlin, who will vacate his position as Ward 6 councillor Residents can expect new representation in Ward 3 as Chairman Frank Parker has decided not to seek reelection. The three candidates now vying for that seat include Santacroce, Jeanne Cristiano and Samantha Hurley. In Ward 4, Member Dana Murray will face challenger Michael Mangan while Montresor will run against Member Marcony Almeida Barros in Ward 5. Looking ahead, July 21 is the last day that candidates can take out nomination papers. The final list of candidates will be posted by 10 a.m. on August 9. The Preliminary Election will be held on September 21 and the General Election will be held on November 2.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 Page 17 week of July 5-9. The House and Senate apBeacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives and senators from the proved a $48.1 fiscal 2022 budget. The House also approved a new set of rules under which the Houser will operate beginning October 1. Despite repeated requests by Beacon Hill Roll Call, Rep. Bill Galvin (D-Canton), the chair of the Rules Committee and author of the new rules package, did not respond to e-mails asking him to explain his reasons for voting against many of the amendments proposed to the package. Other representatives in the Democratic leadership who did not respond to repeated requested for a comment on why they voted against many of the amendments include Reps. Claire Cronin (D-Easton), Kate Hogan (D-Stow), Michael Moran (D-Brighton), Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown) and Joe Wagner (D-Chicopee). $48.1 BILLION FISCAL 2022 BUDGET (H 4002) House 160-0, Senate 400, approved and sent to Gov. Charlie Baker a compromise version of a $48.1 billion fi scal 2022 state budget for the fi scal year that began on July 1. The House and Senate had approved diff erent version of the budget and a six-member conference committee hammered out a compromise version. The state has been operating on a temporary one-month budget approved by the Legislature and the governor. Baker now has ten days to use his veto power to veto any items in this new budget and send them back to the Legislature which can override any of the vetoes with a two-thirds vote. The budget is based on new estimates that tax collections in fi scal year 2022 will increase by more than $4.2 billion above the amount originally predicted by the governor, the House and the Senate a few months ago. In light of the pandemic, elected offi cials had for months braced themselves for a substantial decrease in tax revenues and a cut in some programs and/ or even a tax increase. The new estimates also led to the conference committee’s cancellation of a planned withdrawal from the state’s Rainy Day Fund of at least $1.5 billion. Offi cials also project a $1.1 billion deposit into the fund which will drive its balance to $5.8 billion by the end of fi scal year 2022. It also cancels a plan to raise fees on Uber and Lyft rides in order to generate new money for cities and towns, the MBTA and other infrastructure projects. Other provisions include a $350 million fund that could be used in future years to help cover the cost of the $1.5 billion school funding reform law passed in 2019; permanently extending the state’s tax credit for fi lm production companies in Massachusetts; and a new law that will provide victims of violent crime and human traffi cking enhanced protections. That provision is based on a bill fi led by Sen. Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford). Sa enir Sa y Senior Senio BY JIM MILLER The Hidden Dangers of Sleep Apnea Dear Savvy Senior, How can you know when someone has sleep apnea? My husband has become such a terrible snorer that he wakes himself up at night, and he keeps me up too. Dear Teri, If your husband is a loud snorer who wakes himself up during sleep, he probably needs to be tested for sleep apnea, a dangerous disorder that aff ects more than 22 million Americans, but often goes undiagnosed. Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes a person to stop breathing during sleep, hundreds of times during the night, for 10 seconds or more at a time. Left untreated, it can cause extreme daytime sleepiness, as well as a host of serious health conditions like high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes and dementia. In fact, it’s estimated that every year, around 38,000 Americans die in their sleep from a heart attack or stroke because of sleep apnea. But the good news is that sleep apnea is very treatable and most insurance companies, including Medicare, cover it. Who Has It? There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central and mixed. Of the three, obstructive sleep apnea (or OSA) is by far the most common and occurs when the throat muscles relax during sleep, blocking the airway. While anyone can have it, sleep apnea is most common in people who are overweight, male, middle-aged and older. For women, the risk increases after menopause. The symptoms include loud snoring (however not everyone who snores has apnea), long pauses of breathing, gasping or choking during sleep and daytime drowsiness. But because most of these symptoms happen during sleep, most people don’t recognize them. It’s usually the person they’re sleeping with who notices it. Diagnosing Sleep Apnea To help you get a handle on your husband’s problem, the American Sleep Apnea Association has several diagnostic tests he can take at SleepApnea.org/ treat – click on “Test Yourself.” If the screening indicates that he may have sleep apnea, make Tired Teri an appointment with his doctor or a sleep specialist who will probably recommend an overnight diagnostic sleep test called polysomnography, which can take place at a sleep center lab (see SleepEducation.com), or at home using a portable device. Treatment Options Your husband is at greater risk for sleep apnea if he’s overweight, smokes, and/or consumes excessive amounts of alcohol. Excess weight, especially around the neck, puts pressure on the airway, which can cause it to collapse. Smoking can increase the amount of infl ammation and fl uid retention in the upper airway. And alcohol and sleeping pills can relax the muscles in the back of his throat, interfering with breathing. Addressing these issues, if necessary, is usually the fi rst line of treatment. If that doesn’t do the trick, mild cases of sleep apnea may respond to oral devices that fi t into the mouth like a removable mouth guard or retainer. These devices work by positioning the lower jaw slightly forward to keep the airway open during sleep. Another noninvasive treatment option to consider is the new FDA approved eXciteOSA device (eXciteOSA.com). This treats sleep apnea and snoring by improving tongue muscle function by delivering electrical stimulation to the tongue through a mouthpiece that’s worn for just 20 minutes during the day. If none of these options work, the most effective and commonly prescribed treatment for OBA is a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. This involves sleeping with a snorkel-like mask that’s hooked up to a machine that gently blows air up the nose to keep the passages open. 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

Page 18 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 CIP BUDGET | FROM PAGE 1 in reserve. The Fire Department has hired 20 new firefighters, which Bliss said would be sufficient to staff the Ambulance Transport Service. However, firefighter Craig Hardy, president of Everett Firefighters Local 143, said that despite the 20 new hires, staffing levels remain insufficient for the Ambulance Transport Service. “We’re not opposed to it, we just want to do it right,” he said. “This is a gigantic change that our members are going to be impacted by – there’s a lot to talk about.” Fire Chief Anthony Carli said that once the ambulance is purchased it could be at least six months before it arrives in Everett. Bliss said additional results of the MRI study indicated that a new fire station is needed in the southern end of the city. If a new station is constructed, Bliss said, it should be used to house the department’s administrative headquarters. He also said one station should then be closed, thus providing Everett with three fire stations. Regarding technology, Bliss said mobile tablets are needed for response units and incident commanders. He also said the computer-assisted dispatch system needs to be updated and that a multi-city regional dispatch center should be taken into consideration. In addition to the funding for the Fire Department’s ambulance, this year’s CIP budget includes $3 million for street and sidewalk repairs, $1.2 million for the Complete Streets initiative and $2 million for improvements along the waterfront and the Commercial Triangle. The council also voted unanimously to transfer $569,000 from the CIP Stabilization Fund to the Capital Projects Fund. Within that figure, $374,000 will be used to purchase eight police vehicles. Captain Paul Strong said the vehicles will be used for parking enforcement, the department’s ranking officers and frontline patrol. VACCINE | FROM PAGE 6 of skilled and short-term rehab residences, ALS and MS specialized care residences, traditional and specialized assisted living options, memory care, independent living, adult day health, aging life care, ventilator care, home care and hospice agencies that deliver customized and compassionate care. About Legacy Lifecare Legacy Lifecare Inc., a non-profit management resources collaborative, provides small-to-mid-sized organizations access to the infrastructure needed to succeed in today’s complex world. With deep expertise in strategy, finance, operations and support systems management, Legacy Lifecare enables its not-for-profit affiliates to preserve their missions and identities while gaining access to sophisticated managerial services and collaborative opportunities ordinarily only available to larger organizations.


Page 20 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 Everett Tide 18U Girls’ Middle Essex Softball Summer Travel League Sporting new uniforms pictured from left to right: Alyssa Bessler, Janessa Sikora, Gabriella Maiuri, Kyleigh Dalton, Alyssa Soule, Catherine Schena, Francesca Maiuri, Danica Schena, Macayla Bessler and Kirby Dalton. They lost to the Lynnfield Bears, 15-8 at Lynnfield High School on Tuesday night. 19 (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino)

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 Page 21 BHRC | FROM PAGE 17 “The conference report … upholds our Senate values, charts a hopeful path forward for our commonwealth and more importantly reflects our priorities,” said Senate Ways and Means chair Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport) to lead off the debate on the Senate floor. “We maintain fiscal responsibility and ensure our commonwealth maintains healthy reserves for years to come. It safeguards the health and wellness of our most vulnerable populations and new supports for children and families.” “It invests in K-12 education, early education and childcare, housing, mental health, public health and other areas to ensure our citizens and our communities will benefit equitably as we recover from the lasting impacts of the pandemic,” continued Rodrigues. “We address long term liabilities and make down payments to fulfill future obligations. This fiscally responsible and forward-looking budget doubles down on our commitment to build an equitable recovery and addresses our critical needs as we work to getting back to a new better.” Although she ultimately voted for the budget, Sen. Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) said during the debate on the Senate floor that she objected to the fact that legislators were given only a few hours to read the 434-page bill before voting on it. The budget was released late Thursday night and was voted on Friday afternoon. DiZoglio said that positioning members to take a vote on something they did not get adequate time to review is not acceptable. “If we keep doing this over and over again, it’s not going to magically become acceptable,” she said. “The fact that we didn’t get even a day to review this is very disappointing. But what’s more disappointing … is the fact that those in our communities who have a stake in what happens in the bill before us, those it will impact most — our schools, our elderly populations, those who are coming from positions of powerlessness, those folks, probably many of them, still don’t even know that we’re taking this bill up today. And yet we continue to call what happens in this chamber part of the democratic process.” (A “Yes” vote is for the budget.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes ADOPT NEW HOUSE RULES (H 3930) House 129-29, approved a set of new House rules that will go into effect on October 1, 2021. Until then, the House will continue to operate under the emergency COVID-19 rules it adopted last year. Without this bill, the emergency rules would expire on July 15. The new rules package includes requiring both formal and informal sessions of the House to be livestreamed; giving House committee chairs the ability to allow for both in-person and virtual hearing testimony from the public; allowing any member serving on active reserve military duty to cast a House vote remotely; and requiring committees to publish names of representatives who vote against advancing a bill through committee but not the names of legislators who vote in favor of or do not vote on the matter. “The challenges over the last 14 months have made us work and function differently,” said House Rules Committee chair Rep. Bill Galvin (D-Canton) during debate on the House floor. “This experience has shown us a new way to operate and to utilize technology, both procedurally and administratively. As we emerge from the worst of the pandemic, we have a unique opportunity to incorporate lessons learned, thereby providing for a more efficient, flexible and accessible legislative process.” House GOP Minority Leader Rep. Brad Jones (R-North Reading) said that the few changes do not go far enough: “I offered multiple amendments to help shed more light on the way the House of Representatives and its committees conduct their business, but those amendments were struck down, leaving me with no choice but to reject the underlying rules package.” (A Yes” vote is for the House rules package. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes TERM LIMITS FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE (H 3930) House 35-125, rejected an amendment that would reinstate a 2009 rule that prohibited any representative from serving as speaker of the House for more than eight consecutive years. The rule was repealed in 2015. “Instituting term limits is about putting in place the guardrails to help ensure a more democratic and responsive House,” said amendment sponsor Rep. Tami Gouveia (D-Acton). “One that fosters fair and thoughtful competition required of a strong democratic entity. It is important to so many of our constituents across the state that we bring diverse and distinct experiences, identities and geographic representations to the table and I believe that term limits for the speaker will help us do this more effectively.” “While I appreciate different ideas to continuously improve our Legislature, I do not support term limits,” said Rep. Jim O’Day (D-West Boylston). “Term limits can place the House at a severe disadvantage during negotiations with the governor and other officials, which is not beneficial for advancing legislation or for our districts.” “The speaker holds the most powerful office in the House of Representatives, but all 160 Representatives stand as equals when it comes to representing their constituents,” said Rep. Brad Jones. “Setting term limits on the speaker’s office is a way to prevent too much power from being consolidated in the hands of any one individual over time. Reinstating the term limits that were repealed in 2015 would send a powerful message that the House is committed to inclusion and the periodic transition of power.” Rep. Jack Lewis (D-Framingham), speaking on the House floor during debate, talked about campaigning, knocking on doors and asking his constituents which issues are important to them. “I’ll tell you what I’ve never heard when knocking on those doors: ‘Jack, I’m concerned that there are no term limits for the Massachusetts’ speaker of the House.’ Never once,” said Lewis. “And I urge all of my colleagues today to think back to those days … sometimes meeting our constituents for the first time. Did any of you ever hear one of them ever bring this up as an issue? I’m confident that nearly universally, the answer is no.” (A “Yes” vote is for term limits. A “No” vote is against term limits.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle No ALLOW MEMBERS TWO HOURS TO VOTE IN COMMITTEE (H 3930) House 35-124, rejected an amendment that would give legislators two hours to vote electronically when casting a vote on a bill in committee. “Members are often given very little time to respond to committee polls, even when the poll involves multiple bills and complicated issues,” said sponsor GOP House Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading). “One of the more glaring examples … was a recent House Ways and Means poll that gave members just 16 minutes to review a 38page supplemental budget and a separate election reprecincting proposal. That is simply not enough time to properly review and understand these bills.” “The Republican caucus has consistently pushed for greater transparency during the rules debate of the House because the more information the public has access to the better,” said Rep. Todd Smola (R-Warren). “Having a two-hour window to read and comprehend legislation before it is voted out of committee is not asking for the world. This would help members digest bills and make informed decisions on what is before the House. Poll windows continue to shrink, and this practice contributes to the lack of transparent government for the people’s elected representatives.” Opponents of the amendment did not offer any arguments during debate on the House floor. This is one of the amendments on which Beacon Hill Roll Call made repeated requests to reach several representatives in the House Democratic leadership for a comment on why they voted against it. Representatives not responding include Reps. Bill Galvin, Claire Cronin, Kate Hogan, Mike Moran, Peake and Joe Wagner. (A “Yes” vote is for giving two hours to vote. A “No” vote is against giving two hours). Rep. Joseph McGonagle No POST HOW REPRESENTATIVES VOTED ON BILLS IN COMMITTEE (H 3930) House 38-121 and 41-117, rejected two similar amendments that would require that committees make public how each legislator on the committee voted on whether or not to favorably report a bill to the House. This would replace a section of the proposed rules that would only post the names of legislators who voted against the bill and list the aggregate vote tally without names, of members voting in the affirmative or not voting. “The public has a right to know where their legislators stand on the issues being debated in committee, and it makes absolutely no sense to identify by name only those members who vote no at an executive session or on a poll,” said Rep. Brad Jones, sponsor of one of the amendments. “When we vote in the House chamber, our individual votes are displayed for all to see, and legislative committees should be held to the same standard by providing full disclosure of where each member stands on a given issue.” “I believe every resident of Massachusetts has the right to hold their elected state representative accountable,” said Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven (D-Somerville), the sponsor of the other amendment. “Under current rules, there is no accountability on the votes we take in committee. This amendment ensures that every vote taken in committee is available to the public, including when bills are sent to study.” Rep. Joe Wagner (D-Chicopee) opposed the listing of which representatives vote yes or did not vote. “The names of votes of those voting in the negative being there for everyone to see is sufficient in terms of transparency,” said Wagner during the debate on the House floor. “I have always been concerned, and I’ve chaired committees for about 20 years, and I have been always concerned that when we take votes in committee, the votes that we take to advance legislation does not reflect necessarily, when an affirmative vote is taken, the support for the matter as it is before the committee.” Wagner continued, “So for example, there are points at which members will vote affirmatively to move a matter from a committee because they support the idea conceptually of a particular piece of policy or legislation. But with that support affirmatively, if that was a final form that the legislation may take. And so I think that where a vote in the negative is very clear, a vote in the affirmative is less clear. And there are interest groups and there are people frankly who may have agendas and would use a vote in the affirmative, if a member’s name were attached in that way, to try and discredit a member perhaps or potentially misconstrue a member’s position on a particular issue.” (Both roll calls are listed. On both roll calls, A “Yes” vote is for the amendment. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle No/No EXTEND THE EMERGENCY RULES FOR COVID-19 (H 3929) House 130-30, approved a measure that would extend until October 1, 2021, the emergency rules under which the House has been operating since the COVID-19 pandemic began more than a year ago. There was no debate on the proposal. House Speaker Ron Mariano (D-Quincy) told reporters his team wanted to keep temporary rules in place “unBHRC | SEE PAGE 25

Page 22 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 OBITUARIES Charles R. “Charlie” DiMare, Jr. their favorite tunes and constantly winning at bingo. Charlie was the beloved husband of 66 years to Carmella “Bella” (Albano) DiMare. He was Of Peabody, formerly of Everett and Medford, passed away on Monday, July 5. He was 89. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Charles and Anna (Fazio) DiMare. Charlie enlisted into the United States Navy in the fall of 1951, serving during the Korean War. He was a dedicated member of the Saugus Disabled American Veterans Society, and was still actively serving as commander. Charlie had a kind disposition and a heart of gold. He was one of a kind. Charlie was that one person you could always lean on. He was always there to help. Charlie loved traveling with his wife Bella to Aruba and Las Vegas, dancing the night away to the devoted father of Charles “Chip” DiMare III and his wife Bonnie of Peabody, Christina DiMare Castagna and her husband Ralph of Topsfield, and Charlene Costa and her husband Stephen of Westford. He was the dear brother of James DiMare and the late Salvatore and Joseph DiMare. He was also a loving Papa and Uncle. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Charles name to the Disabled American Veterans, 44 Taylor St., Saugus, MA 01906. Rita Sarah (Belloise) Paghera Rita entered eternal rest on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH surrounded by her loving family. She was 101 years of age. Born and raised in Everett, she is the daughter of the late Victor and Margaret (Kane) Belloise. She attended Everett Public Schools and graduated from Everett OBITUARIES | SEE PAGE 24

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 Page 23 “YOUR FINANCIAL FOCUS” JOSEPH D. CATALDO MASSHEALTH SUPERIOR COURT CASE A recent Massachusetts Superior Court Judge held against MassHealth with respect to the countability of assets housed in an irrevocable Trust. It is well settled law that for purposes of determining eligibility for MassHealth benefits, countable assets include any portion of the Trust principal that could under any circumstances be paid to or for the benefit of the applicant. Such circumstances need not have occurred, or even be imminent, in order for the principal to be treated as countable assets; it is enough that the amount could be made available to the applicant under any circumstances. This was set forth in the Heyn case, a Massachusetts Appeals Court case decided in 2016. In this Superior Court case, the applicant had retained a limited or special power of appointment in the Trust that she created that she could have exercised during her lifetime “to appoint the remaining principal and any undistributed income of the Trust among the members of the class consisting of her issue of all generations or charitable organizations other than governmental entities, but no such power or payment shall be used to discharge a legal obligation of the applicant”. In a simple sense, appoint is another word for distribute and an example of issue would be children or grandchildren. MassHealth argued that if the applicant appointed Trust principal to family members, those family members could then in turn return the Trust principal to the applicant to be used for her benefit. The Superior Court once again cited the Heyn case which stated that “Medicaid does not consider assets held by other family members who might, by reason of love but without legal obligation, voluntarily contribute monies toward the grantor’s support”. The grantor of the Trust is also referred to as the Settlor or Donor, and in this case, was the applicant for MassHealth benefits as well. The court also stated that “the limited power of appointment is exercisable only in favor of permissible appointees, and any attempt to exercise a limited power of appointment in favor of an impermissible appointee (i.e. to use principal for the personal benefit of the grantor), is therefore invalid. An appointment to a permissible appointee is ineffective to the extent that it was: 1. Conditioned on the appointee conferring a benefit on the impermissible appointee 2. Subject to a charge in favor of an impermissible appointee 3. Upon a trust for the benefit of an impermissible appointee 4. In consideration of a benefit conferred upon or promised to an impermissible appointee 5. Primarily for the benefit of the appointee’s creditor, if that creditor is an impermissible appointee, or 6. Motivated in any other way to be for the benefit of an impermissible appointee. The above six items are set forth in the Restatement (Third) of Property and the Superior Court judge held that MassHealth cannot argue that Trust principal could ever be distributed to a permissible appointee in order to benefit the applicant and held that none of the Trust principal was countable. The applicant then qualified for MassHealth benefits. In the case at hand, no principal could under any circumstances be appointed to the applicant. The applicant clearly was not a permissible appointee. If she was, her retained right would have been deemed a general power of appointment thereby providing her a right to receive Trust principal.

Page 24 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 OBITUARIES | FROM PAGE 22 High School, Class of 1938. Rita was the beloved wife of 52 years to Francis J. Paghera, Sr., until his passing in 1992. She was a homemaker for most of her life, tending to her husband, their four children and to their home in Everett. After her children were grown, Rita became a nurse’s aide for many years at the former Whidden Hospital in Everett, now known as the Cambridge Health Alliance. Upon leaving her home in Everett, Rita relocated to Hudson, NH which is where she has been residing for the past several years. Rita loved her family and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be forever missed by all those who loved her. Devoted mother of Marion A. Saia and her husband Frank, Francis J. “Frank” Paghera, Jr. and his wife Jeanne, Donna L. Baker and her husband Bob, all residents of NH and the late Dorothy L. Paghera. Rita was predeceased by 3 brothers, Joseph, James and Robert Belloise and 4 sisters, Margaret Cirino, Catherine Sullivan, Mary Merchant and Ann Vendola. Loving grandmother of 5 grandchildren, Darlene LaFosse of NH, Frank Saia of NH, Janeen Fuccillo of Lynnfi eld, Scott Paghera of NH and Jill Paghera of Waltham and “Super Nana” to 8 great grandchildren, Peter and Renee LaFosse, Allie, Katie and Jake Saia, Ronnie and Gianna Fuccillo and Austin Paghera. Also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews. We follow Social Distancing Guidelines! Frank Berardino MA License 31811 • 24 - Hour Service • Emergency Repairs BERARDINO Plumbing & Heating Residential & Commercial Service Gas Fitting • Drain Service 617.699.9383 Senior Citizen Discount 379 Broadway Everett 617-381-9090 ADVOCATE Call now! 617-387-2200 advertise on the web at www.advocatenews.net All occasions florist Wedding ~ Sympathy Tributes Plants ~ Dish Gardens Customized Design Work GIFT BASKETS Fruit Baskets www.EverettFlorist.net Classifieds

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Page 26 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021 1. On July 16, 1911, what dancer was born who was nicknamed the name of a spice? 2. What is Maine’s state fruit? 3. What kind of animal is a joey? 4. In what sport would you find a peloton? 5. July 17 is World Emoji Day; from what language is “emoji,” which means “picture word”? 6. What Amherst, Mass., resident in the 1800’s wrote, “To see the Summer Sky / Is poetry, though never in a book it lie – / True Poems flee –”? 7. Who wrote the 1842 short story “The Masque of the Red Death”? 8. In Japan in July of what year did the Sony Walkman – the world’s first lowcost personal stereo – go on sale: 1966, 1979 or 1984? 9. On July 18, 1853, the first North American international railroad trains began running between Montreal, Quebec and what New England city? 10. In 1876 at Delmonico’s Restaurant in NYC, why was a desert called Baked Alaska? 11. What Frenchman painted “Impression, Sunrise,” which inspired the name of the Impressionist movement? 12. On July 19, 1955, the Yarkon Water Project opened in the Negev desert of what country with a water shortage? 13. What is the world’s largest mollusk, which is native to coral reefs? 14. July 20 is International Chess Day; in what country did chess begin: India, Persia or Scotland? 15. In what penguin species, which is the heaviest and tallest of the penguins, does the male incubate the egg? 16. On July 21, 1959, Elijah Jerry “Pumpsie” Green became the first African American to play for what baseball team? 17. What fruit is native to sand dune areas on the East Coast? 18. In 1952 what author and minister wrote the book “The Power of Positive Thinking”? 19. What word that is the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet is also used to describe a virus variant? 20. On July 22, 1940, who was born who hosted the TV shows “The 128,000 Question” and “Jeopardy!”? ANSWERS 1. Ginger Rogers 2. Blueberries 3. A baby kangaroo 4. Bicycle racing: It is the main group of riders in a race. 5. Japanese 6. Emily Dickinson 7. Edgar Allan Poe 8. 1979 9. Portland, Maine 10. In honor of the U.S. government purchase of Alaska in 1867 11. Claude Monet 12. Israel 13. Giant Clam 14. India 15. Emperor 16. Boston Red Sox 17. Beach plum 18. Norman Vincent Peale 19. Delta (COVID-19) 20. Alex Trebek



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