EVEEVERET Vol. 30, No.35 -FREERETT AADD Have a Safe & Happy Labor Day Weekend! e a S CATET CAT www.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday 617-387-2200 Friday, September 3, 2021 Long weekends... The best kind of weekends. Happy Labor Day from your friends at Everett Bank! We’ll be closed Monday September 6th in observance of the holiday. As always, you can access your accounts using our ATMs and Online & Mobile Banking. Jessica Zide, 9, started fourth grade at the Keverian School last Tuesday. See page 16 for photo highlights. (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) School Committee wrestles with afterschool programming Mayor warns of possible bid-splitting By Christopher Roberson T 419 BROADWAY, EVERETT MA 02149 61 7-38 7 - 1 1 10 7 7 1 SALEM ST, LYNNFIELD, MA 01940 7 8 1 - 7 7 6 - 4444 WWW.EVERETTBANK .COM Member FDIC | Member DIF he School Committee, during its August 30 meetSINCE 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 ing, voted to postpone two agenda items pertaining to afterschool programs. The fi rst item was a request to sign a contract with AlphaBEST Education, the district’s choice for a new afterschool provider. The second item was a request to send out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for supplemental afterschool programming. The committee will revisit both matters during its next meeting on September 7. Regarding AlphaBEST, School Committee Member-atLarge Millie Cardello said that prior to signing the contract the committee should have the opportunity to review the scoring rubric that was used. Should the contract be signed, AlphaBEST would replace For Kids Only, which had been in Everett for 15 years. Speaking about supplemental programming, Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani assured the committee that it would be separate from AlphaBEST. However, Mayor Carlo DeMaria pushed back, saying the timing of the RFP for supplemental programming would be close to the RFP that was sent out for a new afterschool provider. Therefore, such an action could be viewed as bid splitting. “There was an RFP that was put out; this is now a separate one,” he said. “It has to be one RFP.” According to the state Attorney General’s Offi ce, bid splitSCHOOL | SEE PAGE 4 Everett Students Go Back To School

Page 2 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 Councillor Le’s Resolution bolsters crosswalk and school zone signage By Christopher Roberson J ust in time for the new school year, additional crosswalk and school zone signs have been installed as a result of a Resolution fi led eight months ago by Ward 4 Councillor Jimmy Tri Le. However, Le said the real credit goes to Transportation Planner Jay Monty, Police Sgt. Joseph Gaff and City Engineer Julius Ofurie. “Thank you so much, gentlemen, you guys rock,” said Le. “Drivers will be a little more cautious of speeding once the bright yellow is within their view.” What started out as a handdrawn diagram that Le spent three nights creating is now a series of school zone signs printed on the street, digital speed indicators and high-intensity discharge lights. The school zone signs are located at every school building, and the other devices have been installed on Edith Street, Bryant Street, Shute Street and Rich Street. “It’s visible from far away,” Le said of the new signage. “Nothing’s perfect, but it helps.” With safety as a top concern, Le said, he felt a real sense of accomplishment when the City Council approved his Resolution earlier this year. “The children are much safer crossing the street,” he said. “That’s one more step to making our city safer.” During a prior interview, Le said the purpose of the Resolution is to curb “pervasive speeding in Everett.” “Too many times, I see drivers speeding down Broadway and Ferry Street, not yielding to pedestrians,” he said. Le said the drivers that do yield to pedestrians often come within inches of the person crossing the street. “People are crossing every minute,” he said. “These drivers need to know driving is a privilege and not a right,” he said. While there have been no recent incidents, Le said a child was struck by a vehicle in a school zone several years ago. “That never should have happened,” he said. Transportation Planner Jay Monty, Ward 4 Councillor Jimmy Tri Le and Police Sgt. Joseph Gaff stand behind the new school zone sign next to the Lafayette School on Edith Street. (Advocate Photo by Christopher Roberson) ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE Regular Unleaded $2.919 Mid Unleaded $2.959 Super $3.119 Diesel Fuel $3.019 "42 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2020 KERO $4.65 DEF $3.49 9 Diesel $2.799 9 HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) DEF Available by Pump! Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS Prices subject to change Have a Safe & Happy Labor Day Weekend! FLEET

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 Page 3 Mayor spreads campaign message to Glendale Towers residents By Christopher Roberson M ayor Carlo DeMaria recently attended a luncheon with the residents at Glendale Towers as part of his reelection campaign. During his August 31 visit, DeMaria said Everett continues to be a destination for anyone looking to relocate. “We have a high demand of people who want to move to Everett,” he said. “People want to live in this city.” As a result, he said, numerous housing projects are now in the works. DeMaria also said he intends to convert the former Everett High School building on Broadway into a residential building within the next five years. In addition, DeMaria underscored the continued need to reduce traffic congestion. “You can’t build more housing with parking spaces,” he said. Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pictured speaking to residents during his visit to Glendale Towers on August 31. (Advocate Photo by Christopher Roberson) Regarding transportation, DeMaria spoke about having a bus system that is similar to the city’s trolley system that was in service from 1919 to 1975. In addition, he said that for the first time in a century, progress is being made on the city’s waterfront. “For 100 years, we could not access the water in Everett,” he said. He also highlighted the $30 MAYOR | SEE PAGE 4 MassDOT completes Roadway Safety Audit of Revere Beach Parkway M ayor Carlo DeMaria announced that the City of Everett, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), conducted a Roadway Safety Audit of Revere Beach Parkway (Rt. 16) in Everett on August 25. “Revere Beach Parkway is an exceptionally busy roadway in our community that needs to be improved,” said DeMaria. “I am grateful to MassDOT for visiting Revere Beach Parkway to conduct this audit to assess the improvements that are needed. These enhancements would help our community safely travel throughout the city.” The audit was conducted between Lewis Street and Everett Avenue to formally identify and document safety issues with the roadway as it pertains to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians,. It involved approximately 20 transportation specialists, including planners, engineers and public safety officials. This is the first step towards making short-term improvements to the road, including traffic signals, crosswalks and sidewalks as well as potentially long-term improvements to the entire roadway. The proposed improvements on Revere Beach Parkway are crucial to maintaining safety and functionality in the city. The City of Everett received notice that the potential project to MASSDOT | SEE PAGE 21 Everett Transportation Planner Jay Monty (center) with MassDOT officials during the Roadway Safety Audit of Revere Beach Parkway on August 25. (Photo Courtesy of the City of Everett)

Page 4 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 SCHOOL | FROM PAGE 1 ting is defined as “the splitting of one contract into two or more contracts, for the purpose of evading the advertising requirements.” Therefore, DeMaria said, the RFP should be reviewed by City Solicitor Colleen Mejia and by Chief Procurement Officer Robert Moreschi. “I just want to make sure we’re doing it right,” said DeMaria. “I would feel better if we could postpone this to the meeting on the seventh.” School Committee Member-at-Large Samantha Lambert maintained that the supplemental programs would be separate from AlphaBEST. “It’s two very different things,” she said. Ward 5 School Committee Member Marcony Almeida-Barros requested an opinion from Attorney Robert Galvin, who represents the committee. “It’s in pretty darn good shape,” Galvin said of the RFP, adding that only a few minor grammatical changes are needed. Ward 4 School Committee Member Dana Murray said action needs to be taken sooner rather than later. “The faster we can get out of the way of this is in the best interest of our families,” she said. School Committee Memberat-Large Cynthia Sarnie said a MAYOR | FROM PAGE 3 million federally funded effort to renovate Ferry Street and Elm Street as an example of how federal officials are reaching out to municipalities. “The federal government is giving out money for cities and towns,” said DeMaria, adding that he has spent years creating plans and cultivating relationships with the federal delegation. “If I go away, those plans go away,” he said. “It’s great stuff Aluminum Everett 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 63 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for over half a century. We must be doing something right!” Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! family since 1958 • 60 •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Vinyl Siding •Free Estimates •Fully Licensed •Roofing •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roofing • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! Everett Aluminum better option would be to have Tahiliani and DeMaria meet separately to resolve any issues and come back to the committee with a recommendation. COVID-19 Precautions, Chapter 70 Funding and September Enrichment Academy In other news, Tahiliani said that although masks will be mandated until at least October 1, social distancing will not be required in the schools this year. She also continued to urge everyone to get vaccinated. “Our effort to eliminate the threat of COVID-19 centers squarely on the vaccine,” she said. In addition, Tahiliani said the district will be getting an additional $637,175 in Chapter 70 funding. These funds will be used to hire additional specialists as well as teachers and paraprofessionals for two classrooms at the Webster School Extension. Tahiliani also said the September Enrichment Academy was launched on September 1 to provide students in grades K-8 with homework help and tutoring services. The academy will be open during the week from 2:45 to 6 p.m. for the remainder of the month. “The first school month is very crucial, especially after last year,” she said. that we’re doing. I hope you trust in the vision I have for the city. Anybody running for mayor, they’re going to be behind the eight ball.” In addition, DeMaria said he took swift action in ordering the city’s American Flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the American soldiers who were killed during the August 26 terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. “I issued the order to lower the flags before the president and the governor did,” he said. Summer is Here!

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 Page 5 VOTE CARLO DE MA R I A MAYOR OF THE CITY OF EVERETT ON SEPTEMBER 21 Dear Neighbors, Many of you know Carlo as Mayor, but to me, he is a husband, father, friend and confidant. A Note fromStacy DeMaria Over the years, I have been so proud of the dedication that my husband, Carlo, has shown to the City of Everett. Being married to a Mayor isn’t always easy. You have to deal with long days and nighttime events and meetings. You learn to expect middle-of-the-night phone calls and missed dinners. You know that when you hear fire sirens, he will probably be putting on his coat to go check on the families and our firefighters, and when it snows, he will be out inspecting the plowing. But it is hard to not be supportive when Carlo loves Everett as much as he does. I’m never more proud of Carlo than when he comes home after a day of long meetings, tired but energized by a new idea or progress. My family truly lives and breathes the City of Everett. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. On September 21, I will be going to the polls to vote for my husband, Carlo DeMaria, for mayor. I am asking you to join me in supporting Carlo. Sincerely, Stacy DeMaria 6 1 7 -2 9 4 - 4 7 3 5

Page 6 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 City acknowledges International Overdose Awareness Day T he City of Everett hosted International Overdose Awareness Day on Tuesday, August 31 to continue the push to remove the stigma of addiction and help save lives. City Hall was lit purple in addition to the purple flags placed in front of the building. International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember those who have passed away and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. Joanne Agnes of the Everett Health Department and Paul Guarino of Roadmap to Recovery. (Photos Courtesy of the City of Everett) Patti Scalese and Kathy Bereznoski Irene Cardillo and members of the Everett Grace Food Pantry Paul Guarino of Roadmap to Recovery with representatives from Evoke Wellness and Fenway Health Patti Scalese, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Kathy Bereznoski Elm Street property owner sets record straight about political sign By Christopher Roberson C ontrary to what was recently published in the Everett Leader-Herald, Elm Street property owner Ronald Millerick said he was completely unaware that the political sign in his front yard was for mayoral challenger Fred Capone. Millerick said his former father-in-law asked him about putting up a sign; however, he never specified which candidate was being advertised. “I didn’t know it was for the mayor’s race; it was a real cute move,” said Millerick, a member of Pipefitters Local 537 and a loyal supporter of Mayor Carlo DeMaria. In response, Millerick told his former relative, whose name was not disclosed, to take the sign down immediately. “He laughed because he knew what he did,” said Millerick. He also said he has never met nor ever received a phone call from Capone. “I don’t know him from a hole in the wall,” said Millerick. In addition, Millerick said the Leader-Herald wrongfully reported that the president of Pipefitters Local 537 ordered him to remove the Capone sign. However, Millerick said the union president never contacted him about this matter. Although the sign was taken down, it was also put back up without Millerick’s consent. “Someone went back on my property without my permission,” he said. However, Millerick said the Capone sign has since been taken down. He said the actions by the Leader-Herald and by his former father-in-law reflect poorly not only on himself but on the union as well. “It makes it look like our union did dirty politics,” said Millerick. “It has nothing to do with the union.” DeMaria chose to remain neutral. “My campaign had no involvement in this incident,” he said. “This is a private matter between two individuals.”

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 Page 7 ~ POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT ~ Santacroce announces bid for School Committee E mphasizing that there is “no higher priority” in the City of Everett than providing the best possible education to its young citizens, Robert A. Santacroce recently announced his candidacy for School Committee Memberat-Large, voted citywide. It is Robert’s belief that the public schools educate our children and they unite the community in the common good of putting children on course to happy and productive lives. A vote for Mr. Santacroce will guarantee the citizens of Everett a new opportunity to elect an independent member of the School Committee. I will never just “go along to get along,” in order to fi t in with the Committee. I know right from wrong. I am not a “yes” man. I am the Candidate who understands the value and importance of education. Robert Santacroce is a lifelong resident of Everett and resides at 57 Englewood Ave. He is a graduate of Malden Catholic High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at MerriRobert Santacroce School Committee Candidate mack College. Robert served as a School Board member and Music Director of Saint Anthony’s School/Church in Everett. He is also a former member of Saint Anthony’s Parish Council and Finance Council. He was a former payroll clerk for the Everett Public Schools and currently, he is a senior accountant for one of the largest job recruiting agencies in the country with assets over $750 million. Robert Santacroce is Kaleigh Snook receives Law Offi ce of Capone & Capone/Italian American Association Scholarship for 2021 K aleigh is a 2021 graduate of Everett High School. She was a four-year member of the Ice Hockey team and a three-year member of the Field Hockey team, serving as Captain on both squads in her senior year. In addition, Kaleigh was a four-year member of the softball team, a student ambassador and a member of the E Club. She is currently attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Kaleigh intends to pursue a career as a speech pathologist. She was selected for the scholarship based on her academic performance, community involvement and the strong personal statement contained in her application. The $1,000.00 scholarship is contributed by the Law Offi ce of Capone & Capone on an annual basis for deserving students. “We are so proud of Kaleigh and all her accomplishments. She is an amazing young woman and we wish her continued success. Congratulations to Kaleigh and her proud family,” said Fred and Michele Capone. ready for the enormous task of managing the multimillion dollar school budget! Robert’s campaign mantra is that of Albert N. Parlin, who stated in his famous essay entitled Character (which is proudly displayed on the front of the Parlin School), “Faithful to every trust, loyal to every duty.” Concluding his announcement of candidacy for School Committee-At-Large, Mr. Santacroce said, “Education still has a way to go in Everett.” If there is one single message I can convey to the voters of Everett it would be, “Our job here is not fi nished and your vote counts!” Please consider me for one of your three votes. If you would like to assist in Robert’s campaign efforts or if you have any questions, please contact: Phone: 617-387-8610 E-mail: robert4everett@ gmail.com Facebook: Robert Santacroce Candidate Everett School Committee At Large Come visit us on Founder's Day 9/11/21. We will be open at 9am. STOREWIDE SALE! Come check out the new winter hats! 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 For Ad vertising with Results, c all The Ad voc a te Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advoc a tenews.net Pictured from left to right are Atty. Michele Capone, Kaleigh Snook and Atty. Fred Capone.

Page 8 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 ~ POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT ~ Jenny Montresor announces candidacy for School Committee at Large Dear Everett Residents: My name is Jenny Montresor and I am running for School Committee at Large. I am an immigrant from Brazil. I have lived in the US for 29 years, 17 of those years here in Everett. I have a background in Early Childhood Education, I was a teacher for 8 years, and worked as a Housing Advocate assisting families transitioning from shelter to permanent housing. I also have a background in Business Management, and currently I own a moving company with my husband. We have been in operation here in Everett for the last 16 years. I am a 2 time ovarian cancer survivor, and thankfully I am currently in remission. As a parent I have 2 sons that grew up here in Everett and went to public schools. I am not looking for a political career, I decided to run because I really care for the children, and with my background as an imevery child in our schools, while expanding resources for art programs and creating more handson learning opportunities. As your School Committee representative, I would advocate for more engagement and collaboration between educators, parents, local businesses and of course our children, because at the end of the day, all of this is for them. Please visit my facebook page Jenny Montresor migrant, parent, teacher, counselor, and business owner, I believe that I have a lot to off er to the school committee. We need to make sure that every child in our schools has the same opportunity and encouragement to pursue their talents and interests. I would love to help create accessible scholarship funding for @jennyforeverett or my instagram @jenny 02149 for more information. You can vote up to 3 school committees at large on Tuesday September 21st, I will be honored to receive 1 of your votes, and I promise you that I will do everything in my power to fulfi ll my obligations, and to bring new ideas to the school committee body. Thank you so much for your time, lots of love and please be well. City releases plans for Shapiro Park renovation After hearing residents’ concerns regarding the schematics and design of the new Shapiro Park, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his administration took action. The City of Everett used the feedback from the community meetings and worked with the architect to redesign Shapiro Park. The park will include a splash pad, a shade structure over the picnic plaza, a new play structure, new benches, accessible picnic tables and much more. (Photo Courtesy of the City of Everett)

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 Page 9 City endorses Foster MA program M ayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that the City of Everett, in partnership with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), is promoting FosterMA, a program that encourages people to become foster parents. “Fostering a child in need can make all the difference in the world to them,” said DeMaria. “I am proud to support the DCF in their efforts to spread this powerful message. I hope that members of the Everett community will consider becoming a foster parent and change the life of a child in need.” There are children of all ages and backgrounds from across the Commonwealth who need someone to provide a safe and nurturing home until they can return to their families. Time spent in a stable and secure environment gives a child a chance to heal and grow. Foster parents don’t have to be a certain kind of person or family. Successful foster parents have different backgrounds and represent all kinds of families. Regardless of marital status or homeownership status, adults living in Massachusetts may be eligible to foster a child. For additional information and to learn how to become a foster parent, please contact DCF at 1-800-KIDS-508 or online at www.mass.gov/dcf. City to celebrate Brazil’s Independence Day M ayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to announce that the City of Everett will be raising the Brazilian flag to celebrate Brazil’s Independence Day. The ceremony will occur on Tuesday, September 7 at 12:30 p.m. outside of City Hall on Broadway. “Raising the Brazilian flag on Brazil’s Independence Day is truly an honor,” said DeMaria. “There are numerous members of our community that have moved to Everett from Brazil or have Brazilian heritage and I am proud to celebrate this day with them. It is my hope that our community can join together and continue to celebrate all cultures and traditions.” Brazil achieved its independence in 1822. Everett has a strong Brazilian influence, and the City of Everett is looking forward to celebrating this occasion with the community. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER FACEBOOK.COM/ADVOCATE.NEWS.MA

Page 10 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 City to commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11 M ayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that the City of Everett will be hosting a memorial event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on Saturday, September 11. The event will take place outside of the Parlin Library on School Street at 8 a.m. All members of the community are encouraged to attend and join in commemorating the 20th anniversary. “September 11th was a tragic day in our nation and I cannot believe that 20 years has passed 9/11 | SEE PAGE 25 EPS hosts Pre-K Premier for new preschool students Webster School Extension teachers are pictured during the recent Pre-K Premiere at The Room Escape, where students enjoyed fun activities and games, arts & crafts, food and a bouncy house – as well as gifts and giveaways. Shown from left to right are Head Teacher Michele Bosco and teachers Lindsay Keehan, Jaclyn Kelley, Lisa Cangiano and Julie Norris. (Photo Courtesy of the Everett Public Schools) Webster School Principal Christopher Barrett and Community Engagement Manager Jeanette Velez Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani is pictured with an Adams School family during the district’s Pre-K Premiere last week. Pictured from left to right are an Adams School parent, Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani and Adams School teacher Shara Goodrich.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 Page 11 On the Campaign Trail with Mayor DeMaria S tacy and I are very grateful for all of the volunteers and their continued support. Rain or shine, Team Carlo comes out in force every day to knock on doors, hold signs and make phone calls. Thank you for another productive month of campaigning. Pfizer vaccine clinics scheduled at neighborhood parks M ayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that the City of Everett, in partnership with Curative, will be distributing Pfizer vaccines to the community at local parks beginning on Thursday, September 9 from 4-7 p.m. “The city of Everett has been committed to vaccinating the entire community,” said DeMaria. “Our continued partnership with Curative has allowed our residents to get vaccinated by simply visiting their local park. We are proudly continuing to bring these vaccination sites into our neighborhood parks to help members of the community receive the vaccine and be protected from COVID-19.” Each vaccine clinic will be a walk-up site and will be held from 4-7 p.m. The schedule for the vaccine sites is as follows: • September 9 at Swan Street Park • September 16 at Glendale Park • September 23 at Meadows Park 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. Poll workers needed for upcoming election T he City of Everett is currently looking for poll workers for the Primary Election on September 21 and the General Election on November 2. All poll workers must: • Be a registered voter in Massachusetts • Be willing and able to go to any precinct given to you • Assure that the election laws of the state are followed • Be able to sit for long hours • Bi-lingual preferred SAVINGS NOW & DOWN THE ROAD! Auto Loans as low as 1.99% PURCHASE or REFINANCE Apply FAST at massbaycu.org or call (617) 269-2700 On the day of the election, you must report to the polling place by 6:30 a.m. and remain until after the polls close at 8 p.m. Pay starts at $200 per election and there is one mandatory training. Training typically lasts one hour, and morning and afternoon sessions are available. If you are interested, please contact the Election Commission Office at 617-394-2297 or stop by Room 10 at City Hall for an application. APR* SOUTH 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

Page 12 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 Governor impressed with EHS vaccination clinic G By Christopher Roberson overnor Charlie Baker was pleased with what he saw as he toured the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Everett High School on August 30. “This is just one more example of us leading the way in the country,” Baker said during his visit, adding that the clinic appears to be serving “a few hundred” residents per day. An average of 68 percent of students in the Everett Public Schools over the age of 12 have been vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the state’s new mask mandate, students and staff on the middle and high school levels can reOn Monday at Everett High School, Governor Charlie Baker said children across the state are looking forward to returning to a classroom setting. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Mayor Carlo DeMaria Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani Secretary of Education James Peyser Albert Parlin fourth grader Peter and his father, Peter Nobrega, played paddleboard. Pictured from left to right: Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani and Secretary Of Education James Peyser chatted before a tour of the vaccination clinic at Everett High School. Madeline English School fourth grader Ryan Matarazzo played inflatable basketball on Monday at Everett High School’s back-to-school bash. Lafayette School first grader Geneva and her father, Gopal Maharjan, 6, enjoyed ice cream from an ice cream truck and an “E” cup. Artist Etsko Meyers painted a wolf onto the face of George Keverian School fourth grader Evera Fontil. Pictured from left to right: Keverian School first grader Isaiah Bera, Parlin School first grader Giovanni Cogliano and first grader Michael Lopez, who attends school in Chelsea, played Quarterback Blitz. move their masks after October 1 provided they reach a vaccination rate of 80 percent. Breaking down the 68 percent average, Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani said 74 percent of students ages 16-19 have been vaccinated and 61 percent of students ages 12-15 have been vaccinated. “We’re filled with so much optimism,” she said. “We’re headed in a great direction.” Baker also said MassachuGovernor Charlie Baker speaking with Community Engagement Manager Jeanette Velev. setts has the second highest vaccination rate in the country behind Vermont. “More and more residents are being protected against this virus,” he said. Also on the state level, Baker said, 65 percent of children in the 12-15 age group have GOVERNOR | SEE PAGE 26 Keverian School first grader Kevin Lopez won a game of Connect 4 against his mother, Karla Reyes.




Page 16 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 The School Bell Rings: Back To School By Tara Vocino S tudents citywide headed back to school early Tuesday. Pictured here are the George Keverian School students beginning their first official day of school. Crossing Guard Katie Sherman waves a welcome back, adding that it’s going to be a great year. Siblings Aleena Haseeb, who is entering 4th grade and Mohammed Shahnawaz, who is entering 7th grade, are pictured with the Welcome Back! Sign with their father, Mohammed, at George Keverian School on Tuesday morning. Pictured from left to right: second grader Rubin Seide, Vice Principal Janet Taylor and third graders Douglas Martinez and Giuseppe Urrata. WELCOME: Shown from left to right: Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) member Michelle Cardinale, PTO Vice President Christine Reno, preschooler Valentina Fernandes, PTO PresiChildren enter the building. dent Michelle Allen and PTO member Vanessa Fernandes said, “Once again, the Keverian does it.” With other students behind them are twins Tiana and Tonia Walton, who are entering second grade – dropped off by their father, Tre. Children waved goodbye to their parents on the first day of school. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) TeamCapone Kicks Off Volunteer Appreciation Week!


Page 18 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 Scholarships awarded to five student-athletes M ayor Carlo DeMaria announced that five recent Shown from left to right are Jaylen Murphy, Steef Gibbs, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, JC Clerveaux, Ish Zamor and Christian Zamor. (Photo Courtesy of the City of Everett) Everett High School graduates, Jaylen Murphy, Steef Gibbs, JC Clerveaux, Ish Zamor and Christian Zamor, will begin college this fall with scholarships. “Our Everett High graduates are incredible individuals who through hard work and dedication have received great achievements,” said DeMaria. “They were all remarkable football players and students during their time at Everett High School. I am proud of these graduates and their accomplishments and wish them the best of luck with their future.” These five young men were successful athletes throughout their time at Everett High School and graduated in June 2021. Murphy will be attending Merrimack College, Gibbs will be attending Bryant University and Clerveaux will be attending Georgetown University. Ish Zamor and Christian Zamor will be attending Boston College. Poor Sportsmanship, Pandemic contributing to shortage of High School Sports Officials Behavior of parents cited as among the worst of all adult spectators at High School games By Dr. Karissa Niehoff Executive Director National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) As high schools begin a third school year of sports and other activities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, a familiar issue continues to challenge administrators nationwide: finding enough individuals to officiate all scheduled contests. In some states, Friday Night Lights have become Thursday or Saturday Night Lights as teams consider playing on alternate dates to accommodate the lack of individuals to officiate games. The shortage of officials in high school – and middle school – sports has been a growing concern for several years – in large part due to unsportsmanlike behavior by parents and other adult fans. Now, additional sports officials are electing to stay on the sidelines because of health concerns related to COVID-19, or they are uncomfortable wearing a mask during games. The challenge for schools and state associations remains twofold: how to recruit more individuals to become officials and how to retain those people currently serving as officials. Short of unexpected events like the coronavirus, if a new official remains active after the first three to five years, the outlook for a long-term career is pretty good. Hoping to make an impact nationally on the officiating shortage and the sportsmanship issues at hand is Dana Pappas, who joined the NFHS staff last month as the new Director of OfPoor behavior by players’ parents have plagued high school sports for many years and is now being blamed for contributing to a nationwide shortage of game officials in nearly every sport. (Courtesy Photo) ficiating Services. Pappas joins the NFHS staff after 24 years with the New Mexico Activities Association, including the past 17 years as commissioner of officials. Although there was a hope that the post-pandemic behavior of parents and other fans would be improved, Pappas said the jury is definitely still out as sportsmanship issues have continued to exist. “From some of the early reports, there are still many acts of bad sportsmanship occurring,” Pappas said. “There are still people who are going after sports officials after games, during games, and it continues to be an adult problem. I don’t think too many of the issues we see are really the kids. It’s generally the spectators, although it can be coaches at times when their behavior incites the crowd. “I think the sportsmanship issue is something that continues to keep individuals from officiating, or we lose them because of poor sportsmanship.” Pappas noted that in addition to losing officials due to the COVID-19 concerns and poor sportsmanship, others may have changed jobs during the pandemic, and with some games being moved earlier in the day, they are unable to get free from their jobs to handle officiating assignments. While the loss of officials because of the pandemic is understandable and uncontrollable, losing individuals from the officiating ranks due to the boorish and over-the-top nasty behavior of parents and other adults is unacceptable. Pappas said many states back the statement: “If you act in an inappropriate manner, you will have to pay.” While these programs are necessary, she also believes proactive plans should be in place as well. “Doing preseason meetings with coaches and parents are important, but I think having officials go and address parents and talk to them about rules changes is important. It would be great for officials to go and talk to parents and kids so that they understand that they are not just the bad guys in the striped shirts, that they are someone who wants to be a part of the educational process, who’s giving back and there really to help and educate. “There needs to be shift in those expectations and remind parents of what it was like when their kids didn’t have an opportunity to play. Everyone agrees that was not good for anyone last year. And if you continue to abuse officials, we are going to be exactly where we were because there won’t be any way to adjudicate these games.” SPORTS | SEE PAGE 21

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 Page 19 OBITUARIES Stephen C. Catallo December 21, 1942 ~ August 25, 2021 (age 78) Stephen C. Catallo of Revere, formerly of Everett, passed away on August 25, 2021, at the age of 78. Steve was a retired real estate broker, but many people may remember him most as an event DJ and videographer through his longtime business, Sound ‘A’ Round. In his teenage years, Steve was a member of the popular local doowop group, The Majestics, which had the chart-topping single, The Lone Stranger, in 1959. While Steve enjoyed sharing his love of music with others through his band and DJ business, his true passion was family. At the age of 13, he met the love of his life, Lucille Catallo (Pesce) of Everett. In 1962, they married and had two daughters, Lisa (Murray) and Stephanie (Wirtanen). Steve was the epitome of a “family man,” and his daughters were his pride and joy. Later, as a grandfather, he doted on his four grandchildren: twins Robert and Stephen (Murray), and Richard and Kaitlyn (Wirtanen). Steve loved spending time with his grandchildren and took great care in capturing their most precious moments – from playtime to holidays to milestone events – through video recordings. The family will cherish these recordings and will look back on them with love. In addition to his wife of 59 years, daughters and grandchildren, Steve leaves behind a brother, Guy Catallo of Malden, and sister, Stephanie Carbone of Saugus, as well as many extended family members and friends who will greatly miss his jovial personality and caring ways. Steve was predeceased by his sister, Josephine Catallo, and parents, Guy and Josephine Catallo. Visitation hours were on August 31 at Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home (331 Main St., Everett). Steve’s life was celebrated with family and friends during a prayer service on September 1 at the funeral home. Steve will always be remembered for his kindness, humility and gentle loving spirit. He was the cornerstone of the family and a true friend to many. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation: https://cure.pcf.org/ site/Donation2. Lucia (Tamasi) DeVincenzo by many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends. Funeral from the Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home (331 Main St., Everett) on Wednesday, September 1; visiting hours from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church (46 Oakes St., Everett) at 11:00 a.m. Interment held at Holy Cross Cemetery (175 Broadway, Malden). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. Nicolle M. Doucette Of Everett on August 27, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Benito DeVincenzo. Loving mother of Dante and his wife, Rosemary DeVincenzo, of Peabody; Michael and his wife, Julianne DeVincenzo, of Middleboro; and Paul DeVincenzo of Middleton. Adored grandmother of Marc, David, Michael, Nicholas, Brianna, Isabella and Tia and great-grandmother of Ava, Brooke, Leo and Vinny. Sister-in-law of Dorothy Tamasi and the late Leonard Tamasi and sister of the late Yolanda and Luciano Fabrizio. Lucia is also survived Of Everett, entered into eternal rest unexpectedly, on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at home. She was 57 years old. Born in Everett, Nicolle lived in Everett for many years. She worked as a clerk at various offices during her working career. Daughter of the late Charlotte (Kline) and Donald Doucette. Beloved mother of Jacob A. Mahoney of Dover, New Hampshire and Ryan T. Mahoney of Maine. Sister of Mark Cripps of Holden. Nicolle is also survived by dear family members and friends. OBITUARIES | SEE PAGE 20

Page 20 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 OBITUARIES | FROM PAGE 19 Edward N. Pasco Road, Woburn. Interment followed in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make donations in Ed’s memory to Plugged In, 40 Freeman Place, Needham, MA 02492. 781–933–0400 www. lynch-cantillon.com Rita L. (McCarthy) McRitchie Of Woburn, formerly of Everett and East Boston, died peacefully August 26, 2021 at the age of ninety. Beloved husband and best friend to Candy J. (Randle) Pasco. Cherished father of Edward Pasco and his wife Lisa of Easton, Rachel Granara of Woburn, the late Sandra Spuglio and her husband Joseph of FL, and the late Lea Pasco. Proud grandfather of Jonathan, Jason and Justin Pasco, Christopher and Jeffrey Spuglio and Dylan Pasco–O’Loughlin, as well as great-grandfather of Christian and Riley. Loving brother of the late Richard, Donald and Lenny Pasco, the late Jeanette Venuti, Elizabeth Oliva and Maryann Dello Russo. Dear son-in-law of Joan Randle of MT, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. Relatives and friends were invited to Edward’s Funeral Mass on September 1st at St. Barbara Church, 138 Cambridge Wednesday morning 10:00. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours, Wednesday morning 9:00– 10:00. Interment Puritan Lawn Cemetery. Rita was a retired Verizon Operator, member of the Telephone Pioneers and American Legion Auxiliary. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Rita’s memory to the, Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg · (800) 437-2423 Walter J. Goscinak, Sr. many nieces and nephews. Dear brother of the late Stella, Chester, Carl, Sophie, Irene and Edward. Services concluded with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Walter was a World War II US Navy veteran. Prior to his retirement, he was a union carman and crane operator for the Boston & Maine Railroad for many years. In Walter’s memory, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.st.jude. org or by mail to 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Of Somerville formerly of Malden August 28, 2021. Beloved wife of the late William McRitchie. Daughter of the late Margaret and Daniel McCarthy. Loving mother of Kenneth and David McRitchie of Somerville. Dear sister of Helen Cunha of Wilmington, Daniel McCarthy and his wife Margaret of Hamilton and the late Mary D’Amore, Marguerite Peterson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Home Service will be held for Rita, in the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) Somerville, A longtime Everett resident, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on August 24, 2021, at the age of 95. Born in Chelsea, he was the beloved husband of Grace (Puopolo) Goscinak. Loving father of Linda DeSesa, Patti Carleton, Walter Goscinak, Jr. and his wife Cathy, all of Everett, and Robert Goscinak and his wife Karen of Saugus. He is also survived by nine cherished grandchildren, one great-grandchild and

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 Page 21 MASSDOT | FROM PAGE 3 reconstruct this section of Revere Beach Parkway has received approval from MassDOT’s Project Review Committee. Because of this approval, Everett could be eligible for up to $15 million in federal funds to make the improvements. This is an important step in the right direction. This road has a long history of accidents at its major intersections involving both vehicles and pedestrians. One cause of these accidents is the roadway geometry at these major intersections. It is substandard and conducive to speeding and crashes. Sharing the road with non-automobile modes of transportation has become an issue. Pedestrian accommodations, such as sidewalks at intersections, are of poor quality or do not exist at all. For cyclists, there are no designated bike lanes for a safe ride. As developments occur and new properties come to the area, Revere Beach Parkway will require safer and cohesive conditions. These enhancements to the road are necessary to accommodate new members of the growing community. This will accommodate future traffic and transit needs, such as the anticipated expansion of the MBTA Silver Line to Everett. SPORTS | FROM PAGE 18 The NFHS has been actively recruiting officials for four years through its #BecomeAnOfficial campaign. More than 50,000 individuals have expressed an interest in officiating through this national effort at www.highschoolofficials.com Most recently, the NFHS has been targeting high school coaches to consider officiating another sport in their off-season after previous campaigns directed to other groups. Assisting state associations and schools in recruiting more officials is also on Pappas’ To-Do list. “Kids coming out of high school think they have two options – to play sports or to coach sports. They forget about the people who are officiating their games! So, how do we make officiating something that is at the forefront of their minds? When they are leaving high school or leaving college, they need to understand that there is an entire career path they could follow in the world of high school officiating.” As fall high school sports swing into full action this month, let’s respect the men and women who are giving of their free time so that once-in-a-lifetime opportunities of high school activities can continue for our nation’s youth.

Page 22 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports on the percentage of times local representatives voted with their party’s leadership in the 2021 session through August 27. The votes of the 2021 membership of 29 Republicans were compared with those of GOP House Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading). The votes of the 2021 membership of 128 Democrats were compared to House Speaker Ron Mariano (D-Quincy). Beacon Hill Roll Call uses 66 votes from the 2021 House session as the basis for this report. This includes all roll calls that were not quorum calls or votes on local issues. THE DEMOCRATS: A total of 101 (78.9 percent) of the 128 Democrats voted with Mariano 100 percent of the time. That means that nearly fourfifths of the Democrats always voted with Mariano. Another 13 Democrats (10.1 percent) voted against Mariano only once. Only five Democrats (3.9 percent) voted with Mariano less than 90 percent of the time. The Democratic representative who voted the lowest percentage of times with Mariano is Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven (D-Somerville) who voted with Mariano only 78.4 percent of the time. She is followed by Reps. Mike Connolly (D-Cambridge) 80.3 percent; Rep. Colleen Garry (D-Dracut) 83.3 percent; Tami Gouveia (D-Acton) 86.3 percent; and Nika Elugardo (D-Jamaica Plain) 89.3 percent. THE REPUBLICANS: None of the 29 GOP members voted with Jones 100 percent of the time. Sixteen Republicans (55.2 percent) voted with Jones at least 90 percent of the time. Thirteen Republicans (44.8 percent) voted with Jones less than 90 percent of the time. The Republican representative who voted the lowest percentage of times with Jones was Rep. Joseph McKenna (R-Webster) who voted with Jones only 81.8 percent of the time. He is followed by Reps. Alyson Sullivan (R-Abington) 83.0 percent; Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) 83.3 percent; Nick Boldyga (R-Southwick) 84.8 percent; and David DeCoste (R-Norwell) 86.1 percent. REPRESENTATIVES’ SUPPORT OF THEIR PARTY’S LEADERSHIP IN 2021 The percentage next to the representative’s name represents the percentage of times the representative supported his or her party’s leadership in 2021 through August 27. The number in parentheses represents the number of times the representative opposed his or her party’s leadership. BHRC | SEE PAGE 25 Everett men plead guilty to money laundering By Christopher Roberson E verett residents Lindsley Georges, 27, and David Guillaume, 24, pleaded guilty on September 1 to being involved in a money laundering scheme that resulted in $900,000 being taken from customer accounts at Santander Bank and TD Bank. The fraudulent withdrawals began in December 2017 and continued until January 2018. Georges and Guillaume were then indicted in October 2019. According to federal law enforcement officials, “The funds were used to purchase bank checks in the names of several entities and Georges and Guillaume deposited those bank checks into business accounts in the names of those entities at TD Bank and Bank of America. Georges and Guillaume subsequently made substantial withdrawals of cash and checks from those accounts. Guillaume opened two of the business accounts using false names as well as a fraudulent driver’s license.” Georges and Guillaume will be sentenced on January 6, 2022, by U.S. District Court Judge Allison Burroughs. They each face one count of money laundering conspiracy and a fine of up to $500,000 and could spend up to 20 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 Page 23 Everett High varsity football is back in action Football Tide Seniors Offensive linemen, kneeling from left to right: Syeed Gibbs, Sebastian Bryan and Moses Seide; standing from left to right: Fabieri Fabert, Darryl Monvil, Ismael Zamor, “Cam” Mohamed, Matheus Merino and Brian Gibbs. Head Coach Rob DiLoreto, John Romboli, Greg Bluestein, John Capra, Mac Powell, Robert DiLoreto, Christopher Miller and Claude St. Juste make up the coaching staff. Head Coach Rob DiLoreto and Doug Soule are excited about this season. Defensive linemen, kneeling from left to right: Jareid Celestin, Karily Petion, Brian Gibbs, Richard Diaz and Johey Jacques; standing from left to right: Richard Malloy, JJ Costa, Darrion Green and Jayden Clerveaux. The Everett Crimson Tide Football Team (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Florence & Chafetz expands assisted living memory care with 12 new apartments Assisted living now taking reservations for renovated homes lorence & Chafetz Home, a specialized memory support residence operated by Chelsea Jewish Lifecare (CJL), is pleased to announce the expansion of its assisted living memory care residences on September 1, 2021. The 12 newly open private studio apartments, each with a private bathroom, showcase bright and airy common spaces that foster resident interaction in a secure F TEAM LEADERS: Captains for this season, Kneeling from left to right: Jaylen Murphy, JC Clerveaux and Moses Seide. Standing from left to right: Jayden Biggi, Ismael Zamor, Darrion Green and Joseph Murillo. environment. “When we embarked upon the expansion, our goal was to create memory care apartments with an open concept setting,” said Executive Director Kristen Donnelly of Florence & Chafetz Home and Cohen Florence Levine Estates Assisted Living. “Most importantly, these new living spaces enable our residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia to walk about freely yet safely.” Interior design elements were specially selected to enhance the warm and comforting environment. The apartments feature individ2021 EHS Football Schedule ual heat and air-conditioning control, handicap accessible bathrooms, and showers with seats. Many of the new spaces overlook the expansive grounds and courtyard. Common spaces include a living room, a café with fresh baked goods, a library, a courtyard, a dining room, a salon and a huge activity room. “We have been receiving so many requests APARTMENTS | SEE PAGE 24 September 10 – 7 p.m. at Xaverian Brothers September 17 – 6 p.m. Home vs. Somerville September 24 – 6 p.m. at Lynn English October 8 – 6 p.m. Home vs. Lynn Classical October 15 – 6 p.m. at Revere October 22 – 6 p.m. Home vs. Medford October 29 – 6 p.m. at Malden November 5 – 7 p.m. MIAA Playoffs November 12–7 p.m. MIAA Playoffs November 19–7 p.m. MIAA Playoffs November 25 – 10 a.m. Home vs. St. John’s Shrewsbury

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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 Page 25 REAL ESTATE TRANSAC TIONS Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. BUYER1 Viselli, Cristina BHRC | FROM PAGE 22 Some representatives voted on all 66 roll call votes. Others missed one or more roll calls. The percentage for each representative is calculated based on the number of roll calls on BUYER2 Viselli, Scott J SELLER1 Forestdale RT which he or she voted and does not count the roll calls for which he or she was absent. Rep. Joseph McGonagle 100 percent (0) HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length SELLER2 Mclaughlin, David H of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of 9/11 | FROM PAGE 10 by so quickly,” said DeMaria. “The city of Everett is proudly hosting this memorial event not only to acknowledge the anniversary, but to recognize all the lives that were lost, especially those from Massachusetts. My heart continADDRESS CITY DATE 380 Main St Everett pieces of legislation that have been fi led. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late-night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of August 23-27, the House met for a total of 35 minutes while the Senate met for a total of seven minutes. Mon. Aug. 23 House 11:01 a.m. to 11:03 a.m. Senate 11:17 a.m. to 11:20 ues to break for all of the victims and their families.” The memorial event will include a speaking program as well as music courtesy of the Everett High School Band and the Singing Trooper. During the memorial, there will be a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time when AmerPRICE 12.08.2021 $1 119 000,00 a.m. Tues. Aug. 24 No House session No Senate session Wed. Aug. 25 No House session No Senate session Thurs. Aug 26 House 11:01 a.m. to 11:34 a.m. Senate 11:04 a.m. to 11:08 a.m. Fri. Aug. 27 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com ican Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Clean-Outs! FRANK’S Housepainting (781) 289-0698 • Exterior • Ceiling Dr. • Power Wash • Paper Removal • Carpentry FREE ESTIMATES — Fully Insured ~ HELP WANTED ~ Construction Help Wanted Seeking Full-Time Laborers Basic construction knowledge, MA Drivers License with clean driving record a must. EVERETT ALUMINUM Call Steve at: (617) 389-3839 We take and dispose from cellars, attics, garages, yards, etc. “Proper prep makes all the difference” – F. Ferrera • Interior We also do demolition. Best Prices Call: 781-593-5308 781-321-2499

Page 26 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 “YOUR FINANCIAL FOCUS” JOSEPH D. CATALDO SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS retirement age which is age 66 if you were born in 1943-1954, age 66 and a certain number of months (based upon your year of birth between 1955 and 1959) or age 67 for those born in 1960, or at age 70. In 1983, Congress reduced R etirees have to decide when to collect their social security benefits. Widows or widowers can collect his or her benefits under their deceased spouse’s work history at age 60. Otherwise, you can collect benefits at age 62, at full GOVERNOR | FROM PAGE 12 been vaccinated. “We’re almost 20 points ahead of the national average,” he said, adding that his administration is working to set up clinics in 100 other school districts. Baker said the primary purpose of the mask mandate is to protect children under the age of 12 who cannot be vacSocial Security Benefits by raising the retirement age and gradually increasing the monthly benefit available to you if you wait until age 70 to begin collecting. For individuals born after 1960, the Social Security Administration increases monthly benefits approximately by 7% per year between the ages of 62 and cinated yet. Therefore, it is his hope that federal officials will act with “more urgency” to vaccinate children under 12. Despite the high vaccination rates, Rev. Myrlande DesRosiers, director of the Everett Haitian Community Center, said this has not been the case among the city’s African-American population, which only has a vaccination rate of 40 percent. 70 if you wait to collect at age 70. Therefore, by waiting until age 70 to collect, your actual monthly benefit will have been increased by approximately 76%. Furthermore, those highter monthly benefits are also indexed to inflation. As an example, if someone were able to collect $1,125 per month at age 62, waiting until age 70 would result in a monthly benefit of $1,980, for a $855/month increase. One option is to withdraw from an existing retirement account such as a Roth IRA, Traditional IRA, 403 (b) or 401(k) plan for the years from age 62 to age “We are always looking for opportunities to improve,” said Baker. “There’s no question that we have work to do in the hardest hit communities.” Having spoken with a number of children and parents, Baker described what it is like for students to return to the classroom in person this year. “They didn’t realize how much they missed in-person Dollar Mermaid,” “Dangerous When Wet” and “Bathing Beauty”? 9. On Sept. 5, 1882, the first U.S. Labor Day parade was held in what city? 10. In what Boston neigh1. On Sept. 3, 1783, what war ended? 2. The Museum of Broken Relationships, which is in Croatia, has an outpost in what locale known as Tinseltown? 3. What is reportedly the most popular pizza topping? 4. What trains have experienced a sales jump during the pandemic? 5. September 4 is World Beard Day; in 1860 what candidate was advised to “let your whiskers grow” so he could get more votes for U.S. president? 6. What are the “Three Rs” of education? 7. What kind of event is La Tomatina Buñol in Spain? 8. Who starred in “Million borhood is there a 10 foot wide, 1800s house? 11. What sports player has been nicknamed King James? 12. On Sept. 6, 1628, the Puritans first settled Salem after sailing from England in what month: June, July or August? 13. What book has the subtitle “or There and Back Again”? 14. On Sept. 7, 1921, the “Inner-City Beauty” pageant (A newspaperman 70. Then, you can begin collecting your social security at age 70. If you were to die with a surviving spouse, your surviving spouse would be able to collect your monthly benefit with cost of living increases each year based upon the higher age 70 benefit. Your spouse would have to be married to you for at least 10 years. This would also help your minor children who would be able to collect based upon the higher age 70 monthly benefit that you were receiving prior to your death. Another option is to continue working part time until age 70 in order to generate enough cash flow to meet your monthschooling until they didn’t have it,” he said. Tahiliani shared similar sentiments as the district’s Back to School Bash was also held on August 30, one day prior to the first day of school. “It was so nice to hear the noise, to hear the bustle,” she said. “We’re just so happy to have our kids back.” Mayor Carlo DeMaria said the governor and his adcalled the winner Miss America, which the pageant was later called) was held in what beach city? 15. Which month is Be Kind to Writers and Editors Month, which was established by Lone Star Publishing? 16. Which state is the Cornhusker State? 17. On Sept. 8, 1945, the division of what country began? 18. Where in the world would you find a delta? 19. What are the three Olympic triathlon sports? 20. On Sept. 9, 1843, Nancy Johnson received a patent for what invention with a dasher? ly living expenses. Of course, if these options are not feasible, you can certainly begin collecting at full retirement age, or even age 62 if your situation warrants it. If you have not done so already, go onto the Social Security Administration website at www.ssa.gov and establish a user id and password. You will have the ability to double check that all of your earnings have been posted to your account and you will be able to see what your monthly benefit would be based upon the year you wish to begin collecting. Also keep in mind that up to 85% of your social security benefit can be taxable depending upon your other taxable income. ministration have stood by Everett since the pandemic first surfaced in March 2020. DeMaria said the city was also included in Baker’s COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Initiative, which prioritized the needs of the 20 communities hardest hit by the pandemic. “When we needed additional vaccines, funding or support, they were there for us,” said DeMaria. ANSWERS 1. The American Revolution 2. Hollywood 3. Pepperoni 4. Model trains 5. Abraham Lincoln 6. Reading, Writing and Arithmetic 7. A tomato throwing festival 8. Competitive swimmer/actress Esther Williams 9. NYC 10. The North End (44 Hull St.) 11. LeBron James 12. June 13. “The Hobbit” 14. Atlantic City 15. September 16. Nebraska 17. Korea 18. At the mouth of a river 19. Cycling, running and swimming 20. An ice cream churn (It helped shorten a labor-intensive process, making ice cream more affordable.)


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