EVEEVERET Vol. 30, No.40 -FREERETT AADD www.advocatenews.net A household word in Everett for 30 years! CTE OCAT AT Free Every Friday 617-387-2200 (Editor’s Note: The following is a statement from Attorney Joseph D. Lipchitz, counsel for Mayor Carlo DeMaria, regarding a defamation lawsuit against The Everett Leader Herald. The Mayor’s Complaint lists Everett Leader, LLC, Joshua Resnek, Matthew Philbin, Andrew Philbin, Sr. and Sergio Cornelio as defendants. A detailed summary of The Mayor’s Complaint will be published in next week’s Everett Advocate) M ayor Carlo DeMaria has fi led a defamation lawsuit in Middlesex Superior Court seeking an award of damages against the Everett Leader Herald, its publishers and one of its employees, for the latest in what, as the lawsuit states, has amounted to a campaign of “malicious and outrageous publications of defamatory falsehoods” against the Mayor. The lawsuit also names an individual who is the supposed “source” for certain of the defamatory articles. The defendant newspaper, its publishers, and its E Friday, October 8, 2021 MAYOR FIGHTS BACKFiles defamation lawsuit against Everett Leader Herald By Th e Advocate reporter have month after month published falsehood after falsehood, fabrication after fabrication, about the Mayor, apparently betting that because the Mayor is a public fi gure, and putting up with utter falsehoods is sometimes thought to “go with the territory,” he would never hold them accountable. They made a bad bet. At some point enough is enough. The defendants’ arrogant campaign of falsehoods has done damage to the Mayor and to his family. If this sort of conduct is not held to account, everyone suff ers—not just the Mayor and his family, but the good people who work in municipal government and the people of Everett more generally. The Mayor looks forward to placing those responsible for this campaign of falsehoods under oath, and to asking a jury to hold them accountable for those falsehoods. All inquiries about the litigation should be directed to Joseph D. Lipchitz, Esquire, of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP. SINCE 1921 Messinger Insurance Agency 475 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Phone: 617-387-2700 Fax: 617-387-7753 NEW COMPETITIVE AUTO RATES AND BENEFITS AVAILABLE  ACCIDENT FORGIVENESS  DISAPPEARING COLLISION DEDUCTIBLE  11% DISCOUNT WITH SUPPORTING POLICY  10% COMBINED PAY IN FULL DISCOUNT AND GREEN DISCOUNT  10% GOOD STUDENT DISCOUNT Celebrating 100 years of excellence! Monday thru Friday: 8am to 6pm Saturdays 9am to 1pm! Check out our NEW website! www.messingerinsurance.com Amata Cucuzza, daughter of Ersilia Cataldo-Matarazzo, addresses the attendees at the Third Annual Everett Kiwanis Club’s Walk for Ersilia at Glendale Park last Saturday. See photo highlights in next week’s Advocate. (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) Hundreds participate in Walk For Ersilia



Page 4 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 ~POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT~ Councillor DiFlorio announces re-election bid M y name is Rosa “Leo” DiFlorio, and I am seeking re-election as Everett’s Ward 5 City Councillor. I am running for re-election because I care deeply about the City of Everett and its residents. My years of experience representing the residents of Ward 5 enable me to represent your best interests at City Hall. My friends, family and co-workers live and work here, and all of us rely on a well-run city. That is why I initially ran for Common Council in 2005, and why the voters of Ward 5 elected me then and have since re-elected me for the past 16 years to represent them. I know the City of Everett because I am from here. My parents came to this country from Italy when I was 7 years old and faced racial discrimination and economic hardship, so I am well aware of the hardships faced by our immigrant population. My parents held to their principals that hard work, dedication and investment in the future of our family would ultimately allow us to achieve success and live the American dream. I have taught my children that those principals hold true. I attended the Everett Public Schools. My husband Michael and I have been married for 45 years and have raised our fi ve sons in this City. Our sons First Lady shares importance of female empowerment By Christopher Roberson F or First Lady Stacy DeMaria, being a woman also means being a champion for women’s rights and empowerment. “For years, women have been suppressed, their voices quieted, their ideas overlooked,” she said during the Association of Women in Ministry International Conference on September 26. “Thankfully, times have changed. It is time to stand up and empower all women.” DeMaria also spoke about the “integral role” of female ministry leaders. “They not only spread the Word of God, but they demonstrate how to be a part of God’s family,” she said. The Advocate gets RESULTS! Cedar impression half rounds “Look around the room, look at all these powerful, smart, beautiful women. They are role models. They are mothers, sisters, daughters, but most importantly, they are children of God.” She said that during the past Rosa DiFlorio Ward 5 Councillor attended the Everett Public School and went on to pursue higher education at colleges in Massachusetts. I also have fi ve grandchildren and, therefore, I am worried about how changes in the City of Everett may impact the lives of our new generation. I believe that Everett’s best days Stacy DeMaria First Lady several years, women have begun pursuing high-powered careers while caring for their families at the same time. “In today’s world, women do not have to choose between being a mother and a professional – that is progress,” said DeMaria. “Today, I stand before you as a woman, a woman with a career and a woman with a famFIRST LADY | SEE PAGE 16 Monogram D4 Double siding are ahead. If we work together with respect and equal opportunity for all, we will continue to bring growth and economic opportunity to our city and continue to be a model of excellence for the rest of the Commonwealth. Having served on the Committee for Immigrant Dialogue with a former State Senator, I have had extensive experience working with many immigrants on issues of equal opportunity and inclusiveness. From my fi rst days in offi ce, my constituents have expected me to represent those who cannot vote – the children of the City of Everett. A strong commitment to public education is critical because our children are our future and they are impacted by the quality of education we give them in our schools. However, funding from tax revenues alone does not support our COUNCILLOR | SEE PAGE 18 Harvey Vinyl 63 Replacement Windows Custom Aluminum Trim work Windows & Doors Top quality Vinyl Siding! •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Roofing •Free Estimates •Replacement Windows •Fully Licensed •Fully Insured

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 Page 5 Mayor to host Halloween Bash M ayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that he will be hosting a Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 30 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. The event will be held at the Samuel Gentile Recreation Center at 47 Elm St. The Halloween Bash will have live entertainment, children’s activities, arts & crafts, games and more. All are welcomed to attend and encouraged to wear a costume and participate in the fun to celebrate Halloween. “Children in the city of Everett look forward to Halloween each year,” said DeMaria. “Last year, the pandemic prevented us for hosting our annual Halloween Bash for the community, but I am excited that this year we are able to gather and host our event. I look forward to seeing everyone dressed in their costumes and having a good time. I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween.”

Page 6 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 Tension mounts over possible zoning change T By Christopher Roberson he proposed zoning amendment to the Everett Land Assemblage has caused even more friction between Mayor Carlo DeMaria and his opponent, Ward 1 Councillor Fred Capone. If approved, the amendLawrence 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 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER FACEBOOK.COM/ADVOCATE.NEWS.MA ment would expand the Lower Broadway Economic Development District to include the 96-acre site. During the special City Council meeting on September 29, Matthew Lattanzi, acting director of Planning and Development, said rezoning the site would prevent it from being used for heavy manufacturing. He also said a special permit would be required for light manufacturing. The assemblage consists of the properties at 52 Beacham St., 51 Robin St., 0 South Farm Rd. and 211 Wharf Area, all of which are currently owned by ExxonMobil. In addition, Lattanzi said commercial real estate company Jones Lang LaSalle is working with ExxonMobil to put the properties up for sale. They will then be marketed to life science and biotechnology companies. However, Capone urged his colleagues to exercise caution as the proposed zoning change could decrease the site’s value and marketability. “Now, we’re reducing the potential buyers,” he said. “Changing the zoning on the fly on an existing company that’s in the process of selling could create some problems.” In response, DeMaria underscored the purpose of the zoning amendment. “While I’m concerned about the progress of the city, Councillor Capone seems more interested in the profit of fuel storage mogul, ExxonMobil,” DeMaria said following the meeting. “The proposed zoning amendment is meant to ensure that the land is used for the best possible use for our city and our environment. We need to ensure that these parcels aren’t sold to another dirty industrial user which brings no value to our city.” Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro also disagreed with Capone. “The reasoning behind the proposed zoning change is to prevent a future buyer from carrying out the existing use of the land,” he said. “This is a unique opportunity to shape the development of these parcels by ensuring the cleanup TENSION | SEE PAGE 16 City investing $100K in grants for small businesses T he city of Everett is awarding a total of $100,000 for a grant program for small, minority-owned businesses and small, women-owned businesses. Both types of business must have between six to 50 employees and have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to be eligible. Nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to supporting socially and economically disadvantaged Everett residents may also apply. Eligible Everett businesses and organizations may apply for a grant of up to $10,000. Applications will be accepted until November 30. In an effort to support as many businesses and organizations as possible, the city of Everett reserves the right to award INVESTING | SEE PAGE 15

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 Page 7 ~ GUEST COMMENTARY ~ Mayor calls new Mystic River Bridge a “signature investment” By Mayor Carlo DeMaria O n behalf of the city of Everett, Massachusetts, I am writing to express my support for this joint grant application for the Mystic River Pedestrian Bridge from the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the cities of Somerville and Everett. This joint grant application is requesting $650,000 towards completing the permitting and design of this project. We submit this letter of support while also supporting MassDOT’s $35 million RAISE grant application that would fund construction of the bridge and Assembly Row head house. The Mystic River Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge is a signature investment of a broader multimodal strategy to connect the Everett and Somerville communities with one another, the Lower Mystic region, and Metro Boston. The Project provides a new direct, safe and comfortable connection for bicyclists and pedestrians traveling across the Mystic River between Everett and Assembly Station in Somerville. The bridge stitches the growing 25-mile network Mystic River trail system and regional pedestrian and bicycle routes. The project would also provide badly needed access for the residents of Everett and other north shore communities to the MBTA rapid transit station at Assembly A rendering of the proposed Mystic River Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge connecting Everett with Assembly Station in Somerville. (Courtesy Photo) Row in Somerville. This access to transit is also critical to enabling the production of new housing in the Boston Region as well as reducing automobile trips from the Encore Resort and associated developments along Lower Broadway. Everett alone has over 3,000 new units of housing currently either permitted or under construction with the capacity to support an additional 15,000 units of housing under its current land-use policies. This is in addition to anticipated new development along the west side of Lower Broadway that will be a direct offshoot of the Encore resort. Safe and reliable access to rapid transit and active transportation networks is critical to giving these new residents, visitors and employees access to the rest of the Boston region. Residents and visitors to Everett would have a direct pedestrian and bicycle connection to Assembly station and the regional trail network where they can access jobs and other key destinations without a car or multiple transit transfers. The city of Everett enthusiastically supports this grant request for Community Mitigation funding and asks the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to consider this worthy proposal. For Advertising with Results, Call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net

Page 8 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 Team DeMaria on the move A DeMaria for Mayor campaign volunteer is shown working the phones (pictured left); supporters are shown holding signs while campaigning in Glendale Square recently. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and First Lady Stacy DeMaria with Brazilian supporters last Tuesday at the Mystique Lounge. (Courtesy Photos) N.H. man guilty of intending to sell drugs at Encore By Christopher Roberson M atthew Gorman, 33, of New Hampshire, recently pleaded guilty to planning to sell narcotics at Encore Boston Harbor as well as to the illegal possession of two firearms and three large capacity magazines. Gorman was apprehended by the State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit on September 18, 2020. In addition to the semi-automatic pistols and ammunition, a substantial amount of methamphetamine was recovered. In February of this year, Gorman was indicted by a Middlesex County Grand Jury on two counts of Possession of a Firearm Without a License Outside a Home or Business, two counts of Possession of a Loaded Firearm, three counts of Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Substance. After the guilty plea was entered on September 30, Judge David Deakin sentenced Gorman to three to five years in state prison, which will be followed by two years of probation. “With this sentence, this defendant will be held accountable for bringing dangerous weapons into Encore Boston Harbor and intending to sell dangerous drugs,” said Attorney General Maura Healey. “We’re grateful to our state partners for their assistance with this investigation and their continued partnership in keeping our casinos safe.” Everett residents competing in the Boston Marathon Name Vanessa Lochirco Kiley Flammia Filippo Mastrocola Age 24 26 49

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 Page 9 Mass Badge donates $2K to Cops for Kids with Cancer A By Christopher Roberson s he prepares to run in the 125th Boston Marathon, Everett Police Sgt. Robert Hall recently accepted a $2,000 donation from Mass Badge to benefi t Cops for Kids with Cancer. Hall and his team will be running on behalf of Cops for Kids in the October 11 race from Hopkinton to Boston. The donation was presented to Hall on October 4 at the Everett Police Station. “We could think of no better group to support for this event,” said Everett Police Offi - cer Raoul Goncalves, president and founder of Mass Badge. “We wish Bobby and his team tremendous success; we are all rooting for them and the amazing cause they are representing.” Hall said Cops for Kids provides each family with $5,000 per month. “The $2,000 is two-thirds of the way there, right there in one check,” he said. “It’s a Mass Badge donated $2,000 to Cops for Kids with Cancer on October 4. Shown from left to right are Offi cer Nancy Butler, Sergeant Robert Hall, Mass Badge Treasurer Dominic Licata, Mass Badge President/Founder Offi cer Raoul Goncalves, Offi - cer Jeff rey McCabe and Police Chief Steven Mazzie. (Advocate photo by Christopher Roberson) great help.” Mass Badge had also donated $2,500 to Cops for Kids three years ago. “A long-standing tradition and point of pride of Mass Badge is to directly support local law enforcement partners engaged in direct support of cancer-related charities, as none of us are immune to the eff ects of cancer,” said Goncalves. Hall said that since 2013, the Everett Police Department has raised more than $120,000 for Cops for Kids. Founded in 1998, Mass Badge is comprised of a dedicated group of police offi cers and business professionals. “Through community involvement and engagement, we have fostered a network of associates and friends who wish to share their time and efforts with those in need,” said Goncalves. During the past 23 years, Mass Badge has made donations to other charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Jared’s Fund, Curtis vs. Cancer and the Autism Language Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. In addition to a myriad of philanthropic eff orts throughout the year, Mass Badge provides free Thanksgiving meals to residents in Everett and Revere. The organization also has its annual Christmas Giving Event, giving thousands of toys to less fortunate families throughout Greater Boston. ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE Regular Unleaded $3.049 Mid Unleaded $3.129 Super $3.249 Diesel Fuel $3.219 "42 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2020 KERO $4.69 DEF $3.49 9 Diesel $2.939 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 Fill Up & Save! Fall is Coming! FLEET

Page 10 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 ~ POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT ~ Cynthia Sarnie announces bid for reelection to Everett School Committee I , Cynthia Sarnie of 30 Forest Ave., am pleased to announce my candidacy for School Committee At Large for the city of Everett. As most of you know, I have proudly represented my constituents for 10 years on the City Council and I now have served the last year and half on the School Committee. As a lifelong resident and an Everett homeowner, my roots here in Everett are strong. The last three generations of my family, including my two children, were raised in Everett and educated in Everett Public Schools. I am employed at Century Bank and Trust as Customer Service Manager. I have worked to solve many issues facing our city. One of the chief concerns is the quality of life in Everett. I support youth and elderly programs, as well as the public safety departments. My unwavering dedication to my constituents and to Everett compels me to advocate for enhanced human services, quality education, and cleaner and safer neighborhoods. I have served on committees that identify and address priority needs in the community (Finance, Rules and Ordinances, Public Safety and Public Service). Teachers play an important role in our lives. I know first-hand how important my teachers were when growing up. Some of you may know when I was young my father died in a tragic car accident when I was three months old, leaving my mom to raise four children. When I was sixteen, my mother passed away with breast cancer. I was a junior in high school at the time. I vividly remember my teacher Ms. Hannafit and Mr. Towers who not only took on the role of my mentor for weighing important life decisions but also a friend, who encouraged me to be strong and provided me with a trusted source of guidance. Both inspired me to work harder and to continue pursuing my goals. I would not be here today if it was not for teachers like Ms. Hannafit and Mr. Towers. The value of a teacher in a student’s life cannot be overstated. The Cynthia Sarnie School Committee Memberat-Large role of a teacher in 21st century education extends way beyond the classroom. In addition to being experts in all subjects taught, teachers help build the foundation of a better tomorrow. I have a proven track record of fighting for the citizens of Everett. I will continue to listen to your concerns and speak on your behalf. I work for you! I will work for our teachers and children! With your vote and my dedication, we can achieve results. Help me make our community a better place to live. Vote for Cynthia Sarnie for School Committee member-at-large. Mayor announces Holiday Assistance Program for income-eligible residents M ayor Carlo DeMaria and the Office of Human Services invite low-income Everett residents only, to apply for our Holiday Assistance Program. Applications will be taken at the Connolly Center (90 Chelsea St.) Monday through Friday from October 18 to November 5 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again at 2 to 4 p.m. Please note that applications will not be processed on Wednesdays. On Fridays, applications will only be processed until 11:30 a.m. Applicants should have proof of residence (Everett only), birth certificates for underage dependents and verification of low-income status. Applications will not be taken over the phone. During the current health crisis, you must wear a mask, and follow COVID-19 protocols. Please, only one member per family may apply. For additional information please call the Office of Human Services at 617-3942260 or 617-0394-2323.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 Page 11 ~ OP-ED ~ Vision and experience bringing positive change to Everett T By Mayor Carlo DeMaria here is growing excitement in Everett about all the positive changes that we will be able to realize with new, clean development in critical business areas in our city. The changes are the result of the hard work that has been underway to create and implement an overall strategic plan to bring new job opportunities and important new revenue streams into Everett for the benefit of all our residents. In 2011, the communities surrounding Everett were seeing investments being made in them for important projects like new public transportation opportunities and new commercial development. It was not acceptable that Everett was being overlooked. We deserved those same opportunities and attention. We sought the advice of state economic development officials on how to move Everett forward. That advice was to create a master plan for an area of Everett that was available for development. We took that advice and created the Lower Broadway Master Plan in 2012. That planning process was an intensive undertaking that included more community meetings and opportunities for public participation than the city had ever seen. While every resident may not have agreed on the plan, everyone in our community deserved their voice and opinion to be heard. This planning process enabled Everett to secure the Encore site. Encore has served as an economic catalyst for Everett. It yielded the largest construction project in Massachusetts history with the most job opportunities for women in professional trades. It has generated $30 million a year in new revenue for Everett that has helped bring residential tax bills down without Parent Information Center returning to City Hall By Christopher Roberson A fter being crammed into the basement of the Keverian School for several years, the district’s Parent Information Center (PIC) will move back to City Hall on October 12. “Our City Hall location is bigger and will be more comfortable for our staff,” said Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani during the October 4 School Committee meeting. “We can make it the ~GUEST COMMENTARY~ Civic engagement and voting for incarcerated individuals By Sheriff Peter Koutoujian E nsuring that any incarcerated individual who is eligible to vote has the ability to do so has been – and remains – a top priority for myself and the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO). I grew up watching my father – Waltham’s City Clerk – run elections in our hometown and assist colleagues in several other communities. As a first generation American and son of Armenian refugees, his passion for civic engagement and voting made an indelible mark on me. That is why access to voting is foundational to my belief in public service and why I am proud of the multiple ways we have increased access to voting at the MSO. Through internal efforts and external partnerships, the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office has placed a strong emphasis on the importance of civic engagement – providing those in our custody with ongoing opportunities to learn about the importance of voting and how to exercise their right to do so. During both the 2016 and 2018 election cycles the MSO actively engaged with the League of Women Voters (LWV) to conduct voter education drives, register new voters, and assist those interested in receiving absentee ballots. While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented LWV volunteers from visiting prior to the 2020 election, MSO staff worked directly with eligible incarcerated individuals to facilitate their ability to vote. CIVIC | SEE PAGE 15 Carlo DeMaria Mayor the city having to compromise on service delivery to its residents. More than 500 jobs were created for Everett residents. In the past year, Encore also has invested an additional $7 million in our community by supporting local Everett businesses. The development on Lower welcoming place that we want it to be.” The hours of operation will be Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ward 5 School Committee Member Marcony Almeida-BarBroadway has helped us gain the recognition for all the possibilities that we have always known exist in Everett. This Administration filed an amendment to the Lower Broadway Master Plan to show how the area opposite Encore also should be converted from dirty industrial uses to vibrant new options like entertainment venues, restaurants, and hotels. Like all our other efforts, this plan was developed from the perspective of how we could continue to find new and better uses for land in Everett that will generate job opportunities and new revenue sources for our entire community. We also will use the interest in developing other parcels on Lower Broadway to negotiate for new public private partnerships for important infrastructure upgrades that will alleviate traffic congestion by allowing for additional rapid bus transit lanes and more creative pedestrian access ros agreed that it was no longer feasible to keep the PIC at the Keverian. “That place was not a welcoming place for our families,” he said. “I went there and I couldn’t stay there for 10 minutes because I couldn’t breathe. Cleaning was something that was lacking.” that will help our residents and visitors get to their destination more quickly. The availability of the Exxon site once again makes Everett a perfect location for the hottest economic development in the Commonwealth. This is prime acreage to support the booming life sciences industry that will be adding 40,000 jobs in Massachusetts by 2024. Our residents deserve those opportunities. The zoning amendment this Administration filed will make sure our city and our residents will be able to decide the types of jobs and revenue we want to see in this part of our community. The changes that we have seen in Everett have been important. We have created smart, strategic plans to continue this momentum and bring more positive changes to our city. We will continue to work together as a community to build the future we all want and deserve. Ward 4 School Committee Member Dana Murray also remembered the PIC’s deplorable condition. “As a new parent myself a long time ago, it did not build confidence in me to be sending my babies to a school CENTER | SEE PAGE 14


THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 Page 13 Everett Police Superior Officers endorse Councillor DiPierro’s reelection W ard 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro has been Anthony DiPierro Ward 3 Councillor formally endorsed by the Everett Police Superior Officers Association (New England Police Benevolent Association [NEPBA] Local 95) for his reelection. The elected board representing all Supervisors within the Everett Police Department unanimously voted to endorse his candidacy, solidifying his relationship and support for Everett’s public safety community. “During your tenure on the Council, you have repeatedly shown the type of leadership that is necessary in keeping Everett a great and vibrant city. You have proven to be a voice of reason that has guided the City Council during this time of unprecedented potential,” said NEPBA Local 95 President Lt. James Gabriel. “I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the Everett Superior Officers Association,” said DiPierro. “I have never been shy to express my appreciation for the work these men and women do on a daily basis to keep our community safe and I will continue to be a strong advocate for them when it comes to funding for adequate equipment and resources.” NEPBA 95 joins a growing list of unions that have endorsed DiPierro’s reelection: Boston Carmen’s Union Local 589, Laborers Local 22, IBEW Local 103, Carpenters Local 328, Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 6, Iron Workers Local 7, Pipefitters Local 537, Roofers Local 33 and Operating Engineers Local 4. To stay up to date with his reelection campaign, visit www.AnthonyDiPierro.com, like him on Facebook @AnthonyforEverett or follow him on Twitter @Anthony4Everett. You can also reach him by calling 617-394-8235 or emailing anthony@anthonydipierro.com. Mayor to host second Hale Park and Central Ave. Park community meeting M ayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that he will be hosting a second community meeting at Hale Park on Glendale Street on Tuesday, October 12 at 6 p.m. to further discuss the upcoming renovations of Hale Park and Central Ave. Park. “My Administration and I are committed to developing designs for Hale Park and Central Ave. Park that will best serve the community,” said DeMaria. “The first meeting on September 14 was very informative and we listened to the residents in this neighborhood express their thoughts and concerns. Our parks and recreational spaces are an important part of our City and we are looking forward to meeting with them again to continue our discussion and finalize the designs.” The previous meeting, where residents shared their feedback, was held at Hale Park on Tuesday, September 14. They explained their concerns regarding the conditions of the current parks as well as the future designs. After receiving the community’s feedback, the Administration and the architect will be presenting the new proposed designs at the October 12 meeting. EHS Crimson Tide Marching Band takes first place at US Bands competition T he Everett High School Marching Band won first place honors in Class A at the US Bands-sanctioned competition in Dartmouth, Mass., placing first over Dennis-Yar - mouth, Salem and Durfee with a score of 80.2. Last week, the Marching Tide took second-place honors behind Oakmont Regional High School, besting Melrose and Salem High Schools with a score of 67.4 at the New England School Band Association (NESBA) competition in Melrose. T he talen t ed marching band will head to Wakefield this Saturday in a NESBA-sanctioned event. (Photos courtesy of EPS)

Page 14 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 GREATER BOSTON LEAGUE NOTEBOOK: Everett field hockey takes big win over Malden in battle of coed teams to stay unbeaten in GBL Everett Football back in action at home tonight vs. Lynn Classical, 6:00 Revere girls volleyball wins three in row, including big one over Everett, improves to 7-6 overall By Steve Freker E verett field hockey rolled to a 5-3 win over host Malden on Wednesday led by a four-goal scoring performance from Robert Driscoll. Driscoll scored early and often for the Crimson Tide, breaking three tie games with goals, including a score early in the second half which gave Everett the lead for good after the two teams had battled to a 3-3 tie. Adam Marshall also scored his first goal of the season for Everett. Omar Marshall was solid all game for the Tide, dominating action at times on both ends of the field. Everett stayed atop the GBL unEverett High field hockey sits atop the Greater Boston League unbeaten at 4-0-1. (Steve Freker Photo) beaten in league play with the victory, at 4-0-1. Malden went to 2-4-1 with the loss overall. Everett Football back in action tonight at home vs. Lynn Classical, 6:00 kickoff Two Greater Boston League unbeatens clash tonight when Lynn Classical football travels to Everett's Veteran Memorial Stadium for a 6:00 p.m. kickoff. Lynn Classical (3-1, 3-0 GBL) Brothers Adam Marshall, left, a senior and Omar Marshall, right, a junior, are key members of the Everett field hockey team. Both are also members of the Tide baseball team. (Steve Freker Photo) CENTER | FROM PAGE 11 that would welcome me in a center like that,” she said, adding that she anticipates a substantial improvement when the PIC opens at City Hall. “My expectations are very high; the pressure is on.” DentaCare In other news, Shalini Lahoty said DentaCare, a program that she founded in 2014, will continue to be offered this year. The program is a public health hygiene practice that provides preventative dental care at no cost. In addition to Everett, Lahoty said that in 2019 she and her team provided dental services to more than 7,000 students in communities including Woburn, Malden, Somerville and Revere. “We catch things before they become big,” she said, adding that during the 2019-2020 school year 160 students were referred to a dentist, thus producing a referral compilation rate of 90 percent. “Out of everything we do, that’s the one thing I’m super proud of.” Lahoty said 723 students were seen when DentaCare first came to the district during the 20142015 school year. Since then, the program has grown by 185 percent, providing services to 2,057 Everett students in 2019-2020. In addition, Lahoty said students are much more comfortable having their first dental appointment at school. “Sometimes, there are kids who have never been in a dentist’s office,” she said. Although she is a registered Rams will invade Everett (3-0, 2-0 GBL) and try to put a blemish on the Tide's perfect mark and take over first place in the league. Lynn Classical is led by the coach's son, Brian Vaughan at dental hygienist, Lahoty said DentaCare does not offer cleanings and should not be a substitute for seeing a dentist. “The goal of the program is for everyone to have a dental home,” said Lahoty. However, the program includes sealants and fluoride varnish as part of each dental screening. COVID-19 Update Tahiliani said that so far this month there are three residents in the in the 0-19 age group who have tested positive for COVID-19. In September, 82 cases were reported, and in August, 49 cases were reported for that age group. However, she said the increase was expected as students returned to in-person learning. In addition, 57 percent of students ages 12-15 have been fully vaccinated while 69 percent of quarterback, who has passed for more yards (589) than any other GBL QB to date. Everett is led by QB Kamarri Ellerbe, BC-bound Ishmael Zamor and running back JC Clerveaux. Revere Girls Volleyball rolls to three straight wins Revere High girls volleyball rolls to three straight wins in the past nine days, including a 3-0 sweep of Everett, to improve to 7-6 overall on the season. Revere registered 3-0 sweep wins over both Everett and Somerville, both Greater Boston League opponents. The win over Somerville was especially students ages 16-19 have been fully vaccinated. State education officials recently extended the mask mandate to November 1. However, vaccisatisfying since the Highlanders had swept Revere by the same score in their first meeting earlier this season. Revere had another big win on the road when they took a hardfought, 3-2 win over a previously unbeaten East Boston Jets team. The two teams seesawed their way into a winner-take-all final set, with Revere taking the first two sets and Eastie taking the next two. Tied up at 2-2, Revere prevailed in the money set to win it, 3-2ś Revere was scheduled to host Medford today at 4:00 p.m., host Chelsea on Monday and then play on the road at Malden Wednesday, October 13. nated students and staff will be allowed to remove their masks provided that their particular school has an 80 percent vaccination rate. Senior Halloween Party to be held Oct. 20 P lease join Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Council on Aging (COA) for the monthly Senior Social/Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 20 at Anthony’s (105 Canal St. in Malden). The event begins at 11:45 a.m. sharp. Dinner includes garden salad, pasta, chicken cordon bleu, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables, coffee and dessert. Ticket sales are on October 7, 8, 12, 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the COA office, which is located in the Connolly Center (90 Chelsea St. in Everett). Costumes are encouraged and prizes are given. Due to the current health crisis and rise in COVID-19, if you have chosen to not be vaccinated, please show courtesy to others and wear your mask. For additional information, please call 617-394-2323.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 Page 15 Sen. DiDomenico and colleagues pass student nutritional legislation require schools and districts where a majority of students are low-income to enroll in federal programs – known as the Community Eligibility Provision and Provision 2 – that allow them to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. In addition to providing universal meals, these programs reduce administrative burdens for schools. DiDomenico, a longtime champion for food security and the Commonwealth’s children and families, spoke on the floor of the Senate in Sal DiDomenico State Senator O n September 23, State Senator Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate voted to pass Bill 298, An Act to promote student nutrition, which would ensure that more children in Massachusetts have access to nutritious school meals. This legislation would CIVIC | FROM PAGE 11 In addition, the MSO has fully incorporated voter registration into our reentry programming. Our staff works diligently to ensure that returning citizens understand their voting rights and the value of civic engagement to a full and successful reentry into society. Since November 2019, we have helped 192 individuals register to vote as part of the reentry process. Many of those who registered did not know they would be eligible to vote upon their release and several were registering for the first time in their lives. I look forward to continuing to work with members of the Legislature, the Secretary of the Commonwealth, local elections officials, and community partners to ensure all eligible individuals have the opportunity to cast ballots who wish to do so. INVESTING | FROM PAGE 6 less than the grant amount requested. Completed applications may be emailed to: Everett.Mayor@ci.everett.ma.us. Please include the word “Grant” in the subject line. Or you may mail your completed application to: Women and Minority Owned Business Grant Program, c/o Office of Mayor DeMaria, 484 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149. support of the bill during the Senate’s debate of the bill. “We live in a wealthy state but there are haves and have nots. There are students in our communities whose last meal was lunch the day before. We have parents in food lines making tough choices between feeding their kids, paying for prescriptions and paying rent,” said DiDomenico. “We can have the best schools and teachers but if our kids come to school hungry, they are not ready to learn.” The bill minimizes families’ meal debt by requiring school districts to maximize federal revenues and directing the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to assist them in doing so. When students do accrue debt, the bill requires school districts to determine whether they are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Finally, An Act to promote student nutrition prohibits schools from targeting students who carry meal-related debt with punitive practices, such as withholding report cards and transcripts, preventing students from graduating or walking at graduation, barring students from participating in no-fee extracurricular events like field trips, or throwing a child’s hot meal away and replacing it with an inferior meal. The House of Representatives had passed a version of the bill on July 29. This bill returned to the House; on September 27 the House referred the bill to its Committee on Bills in the Third Reading for further action.

Page 16 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 FIRST LADY | FROM PAGE 4 ily. I often encourage my daughters to never settle, dream big and always surpass expectations.” DeMaria also spoke about her role as Everett’s First Lady. “As many of you know, my husband serves as the mayor of the city of Everett, and as his wife, I walk beside him, not behind him,” said DeMaria. “We are truly equals.” Since her husband became mayor 14 years ago, DeMaria has always made a point to join him at various events around the city. These have included the Walk For Ersilia 5K, the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and flag raising ceremonies, just to name a few. She has also put a tremendous emphasis on improving the city’s aesthetic appeal. These efforts have included repainting City Hall, refurbishing the city’s parks and creating flower boxes for the Police and Fire Departments. In addition, during the conference, DeMaria shared her belief in “women helping women.” “It is imperative that we support one another, respect one another and uplift one another,” she said. “I challenge all of you to encourage the women in your lives each and every day. We need to celebrate each other’s accomplishments and offer support during difficult times. This is empowering women.” In a follow-up interview, DeMaria said life with three children is “all about balance,” adding that she and her husband have always had an extensive support system. “It really does take a village,” she said. She also said her children have grown accustomed to campaigning and being around politicians. DeMaria said this is especially true for her youngest daughter, Alexandra, who was born in 2009 when her father was already serving his first term as mayor. In addition, DeMaria said social media continues to play a large role in this year’s election, spreading “inaccurate and libelous information” about the mayor. She said those falsehoods are also compounded by an “infamous local newspaper that is on a mission to discredit Carlo.” “Nobody ever sleeps with that,” said DeMaria, adding that for the first time in eight years, her husband has an opponent going into November. “Campaigning is hard, but we remain strong and will continue to persevere.” Looking back on the mayor’s current term, DeMaria said one of her proudest moments came in June 2019 when she stood beside her husband for the grand opening of Encore Boston Harbor. “I was so proud of him, he worked so hard to bring that here,” she said. “It was surreal, it was just incredible.” Going forward, DeMaria said she would like to do more to assist those residents afflicted by mental illness. “I like that I have the ability to make Everett a better place,” she said. DeMaria also shared her thoughts about the city’s housing crisis, which continues to be a top priority for the mayor and his administration. “It’s the whole supply and demand thing,” she said, adding that Revere Beach Parkway could certainly accommodate more housing. “Affordable housing is what we need.” TENSION | FROM PAGE 6 of contaminated, industrial sites while creating employment opportunities for residents. Not changing the zoning is a sure way to keep the area as it is.” Ward 2 Councillor Stephanie Martins said the focus needs to be on the greater good. “While I agree that it might impact potential buyers, it is our job to be a voice for the city and as the city, we no longer wish to welcome heavy manufacturing to the area,” she said. “It might limit marketability for the current land owner, but it goes in line with our vision for the future of the city and that should be our priority.” In addition, DeMaria said the assemblage already has the attention of companies who would continue to accelerate economic development in the city. “The life sciences industry is expanding at a rapid rate in the Commonwealth and Everett is uniquely situated to help meet that demand,” he said. “In June, the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council predicted that there will be 40,000 new jobs created by the biotech industry by 2024. Everett is uniquely poised to support this expansion by providing space for development and a workforce to help fill these jobs.” The amendment proposal will go before the Planning Board of October 25.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 Page 17 Team Capone rolling toward Election Day Mayoral candidate Fred Capone and his wife Michele. (Courtesy Photos) Mayoral candidate Fred Capone and his wife Michele with supporters in Everett Square. Third Annual Everett Community Art Walk now open T he third annual Everett Community Art Walk is officially open. This temporary art exhibit will be on display throughout various city locations through November 6. Visitors are invited to participate in a citywide month-long art scavenger hunt to explore Everett and find artwork hidden throughout local businesses and community organizations. The exhibit is free, open to the public and suitable for all ages. With 28 participating organizations ready to host 52 pieces of artwork, the Everett Community Art Walk is poised to present an engaging art adventure while showcasing local artists and boosting traffic to local businesses. “We really can’t wait to welcome people to participate in this,” said Integral Arts Everett Founder/Board President Karyn Alzayer. “We worked really hard to come up with a fun way to invite folks to explore local businesses, connect with our community, and be invested in all that Everett has to offer. And the arts are always a great way to foster that kind of engagement. We are truly proud to be presenting this gift to the residents here, and we hope you enjoy it and have fun.” Scavenger hunt maps will be available in many participating locations as well as online throughout the month. Participants are encouraged to try to find all the hidden artwork throughout the city and to document their findings on their map or on social media. See Integral Arts Everett’s website at www.integralartseverett.org for a scavenger hunt map or email integralartseverett@gmail.com for more information. The Everett Community Art Walk is supported in part by a grant from the Everett Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Page 18 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 COUNCILLOR | FROM PAGE 4 school system. Federal and state grant monies are required continuously to maintain our high standard of education and to advance growth in other fields of education. If I am re-elected, I will continue to advocate that our city captures every opportunity available not only in education but citywide for infrastructure improvements, parks, recreation, senior services, veteran services, and green space. My constituents rely on me to make certain that the City of Everett is run properly and that services such as public works, police and fire, trash pickup, street cleaning and many other City services are to the satisfaction of my constituents. I keep a close eye on all of the city’s services and I am always available if there is an issue with any of them. As your Ward 5 City Councillor, I will continue to advocate for more jobs, housing, medical services, and counseling to our veterans. I will advocate for the hiring of more diverse and qualified police officers and firemen. I will fight to reduce businesses taxes, create additional tax revenue streams, apply good business practices when adopting future capital improvements so that our next generation will not be burdened with the expenditures that are currently required. I support the creation of more green spaces while at the same time providing separate residential water meters for lawn and garden usage to eliminate the present enjoined tax on sewerage. I would also like to adopt committees to be run by students who are mentored by qualified adults to engage in city wide classrooms to discuss opiate addiction as it is time for student groups to become actively involved in curbing this dilemma. As your Ward 5 City Councillor, I will continue to work with our State Senator and Representative, both of whom I have worked with for the past 16 years on many different endeavors for legislation that is necessary to benefit the residents of the City of Everett. I will continue to read every line of the Mayor’s City budget and will continue reviewing every penny spent to ensure your dollars are spent wisely. I have always embraced the philosophy that all tax revenues must be wisely spent and that there must be accountability. My qualifications and many years of experience as your Ward 5 City Councillor, coupled with my legislative knowledge, are just a few of the many reasons why I should be re-elected. I have always been available to my constituents during my tenure as Ward 5 City Councillor and will continue to be available to speak to any constituent about any issue at 617-407-0860. If you are not familiar with me, please ask your friends and neighbors about me and what I stand for. They will tell you that I have been a dedicated public servant to our community since day one of when I started serving as your Ward 5 City Councillor. I am not afraid to make the tough decisions that will benefit the residents of Ward 5. On November 2, I am asking you for your vote to continue my hard work and advocacy on behalf the residents of Ward 5 so that YOUR VOICE continues to be heard at City Hall. Thank you very much for your consideration.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 Page 19 ~ POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT ~ Stephanie Martins announces her candidacy for reelection as Ward 2 Councilor Dear Everett residents, It has been an honor to serve you as your Ward 2 City Councilor voted citywide over the past 21 months. These were some unprecedented times and a tough first term as we navigated through this pandemic together and grieved losses and difficult times as a community. Last election, when I knocked on your door, I promised to be a representative that would be actively working for you, with you, and be your voice at city hall. I have since worked hard to keep that commitment and have been out in the community serving and fighting for your priorities and needs every single week since my election. I believe that true commitment is about consistently showing up and that you really know your elected official outside of the election season when it is time to actually serve. During this pandemic, our community needed less politics and more action and that is what my focus has been: Less talk and more results. I am a doer. When our community needtion that would advance the work on housing, economic development for our businesses, address the digital divide, ensure ADA access, bring language access to the polls, provide rental and mortgage assistance for our residents, protect our teachers and first responders, create opportunities for our youth, and even animal cruelty protections. As your Ward 2 Councilor, I Stephanie Martins Ward 2 Councilor ed it the most, I was at their doorsteps and pantry lines with food, masks, diapers, holiday baskets, Chromebooks, and anything that was needed while our residents struggled to remain afloat and connected. When we returned to the chambers, I was there to voice concerns and develop legislahave been actively working to tackle the rodent issue with a reassessment of how we can better handle our trash and educate our neighbors in addition to working to address parking, proper lighting of public spaces, speeding, and snow removal issues. I have been proud to dedicate this first year to learning about the structure of the departments, our schools, and our budget. I have also worked closely with each department MARTINS | SEE PAGE 21

Page 20 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 Portal To Hope celebrates 25 years T he award-winning Massachusetts nonprofit organization, Portal To Hope (PTH) is celebrating 25 years in providing services to people whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking crimes. Driven by the voices of survivors, PTH is community-based in Everett, Lynn, Malden, Medford and Winthrop. Serving these and neighboring communities, PTH has been grateful to have the support of grassroots activists and community leaders over the years. Founded in Malden in 1996 by Deborah Fallon, PTH has thrived under her leadership and dedicated team members who serve an average of 900 people Pictured from left to right are PTH Volunteers Nita Yung, Bishop Robert Brown and Pedro Queiroga. each year. Having strong roots in the Malden community as the daughter of former Mayor of Malden Thomas Fallon and Janice Fallon, Fallon partnered with Rev. Frank Silva at the Immaculate Conception Parish to begin offering Support Groups to survivors. By year-end 1996, Fallon partnered with Rev. Paul Garrity of St. Mary’s Parish in Lynn for the same purpose; and PTH gained the help of 75 new volunteers. By 1998, PTH partnered with former Everett Mayor David Ragucci and Everett Police Chief James Rogers to create the first law enforcement program of its kind in the Commonwealth whereby a civilian team worked onsite at a police department to provide direct care services to crime victims. This effort, known as EVAPorate Violence, has received national acclaim under the leadership of Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie, including having been featured on the national talk show, The Montel Williams Show, and awarded by the AVON Hello Tomorrow Fund. Last month, Fallon received the Purple Ribbon – Survivor of the Year Award from Theresa's Fund. As a survivor of violent crime, Fallon has dedicated her life to helping others struggling through domestic violence. “The experience back in 1995 was definitely life-changing,” said Fallon. “Walking through the criminal justice system and meeting other survivors in the courts, I felt much gratitude – not just to have survived the attack but to have the support of my family, friends and others. Most of the people whom we help at PTH do not have built-in support systems. So, it is an absolute privilege to be doing the work that we do as Victim Advocates, because what it comes down to is being that support person for someone and reminding them of their own strengths.” One of 11 children, Fallon’s family members have long volunteered at PTH. Her sister, Malden City Solicitor Kathryn Fallon, has provided pro-bono legal services to victims of domestic violence for years. Fallon’s brother, Michael Fallon, founder of the My Sister Mary Foundation, volunteers his time managing the organization’s website, and her husband, Malden Firefighter and a Deputy Fire Chief in the United States Air Force, SMSgt. PORTAL | SEE PAGE 21

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 Page 21 MARTINS | FROM PAGE 19 and community organization to amplify their reach and assist more residents as a result. I am about creating relationships and being a bridge. The work has only begun and I am proud to have added to the progress of the city. As I conclude this first term and return to your door to ask for your continued support, I respectfully ask that you vote Martins for Ward 2 on November 2nd. Please note that while I will continue to work hard for the entire city, my name will only appear on the Ward 2 ballot. Please know that you can always reach me as I work for you. You can follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ stephforeverett and on Twitter and Instagram @stephforeverett. More information about my work for you and my background can be found on www. stephaniemartins.com. Thank you for your continued trust and support! PORTAL | FROM PAGE 20 George Romvos, volunteers his time working with military families affected by abuse. “In addition to having the opportunity to help others, the best part of the job is in meeting people along the way who want to get involved at PTH,” said Deborah Fallon. “We would not be the organization that we are today if it wasn’t for the people who have partnered with us, working to end domestic violence.” Today, PTH remains one of six Massachusetts nonprofits serving survivors of domestic violence onsite at medical facilities, thanks to its long-standing partnership with MelroseWakefield Healthcare. Its law enforcement program serves as a model for other agencies to adopt, and PTH enhanced its partnership with the Medford Police Department, where Police Chief Jack Buckley created space for PTH to open up a new office onsite at the new station. This year, PTH opened a new Legal Aid office in Malden thanks to the help of the Mallon Family and Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant support administered by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance. Services provided by PTH to victims of domestic violence crime include emergency shelter, limited legal aid, job and housing search assistance and other victim advocacy. PTH’s youth programs continue to adapt to community needs through the help of Everett MayPORTAL | SEE PAGE 29




THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 Page 25 A NOTE FROM BOB KATZEN, PUBLISHER OF BEACON HILL ROLL CALL: Join more than 22,000 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, who start their weekday morning with MASSterList – the popular newsletter that chronicles news and informed analysis about what going on up on Beacon Hill, Massachusetts politics, policy, media and influence in Massachusetts. The stories are drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications selected by widely acclaimed and highly experienced writers Chris Van Buskirk and Keith Regan who introduce each article in their own clever and never-boring inimitable way. MASSterlist will be e-mailed to you free every Monday through Friday morning and will give you a leg up on what’s happening in the blood sport of Bay State politics. For more information and to get your free subscription go to: www.massterlist.com/subscribe THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of September 27-October 1. There were no roll calls in the House last week. INCREASE HOURS THAT RETIRED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES CAN WORK (H 4007) Senate 38-0, overrode Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of a bill that would increase from 960 hours per year (18 hours per week) to 1,200 hours per year (23 hours per week) the maximum amount of time a public retiree collecting a pension is allowed work for the state or local government. “I support providing municipalities and state agencies with increased flexibility to make appropriate staffing decisions,” said Gov. Baker in his veto message. “However, an increase of 240 more hours per year is a significant policy change and moves the commonwealth and its municipalities closer to a place where employees continue to work near full-time while collecting a pension, without any corresponding changes to improve the current practice. I therefore proposed an amendment that would have increased the number of hours to 975, which more accurately reflects half-time, thereby allowing some flexibility to retired employees who are bumping against the current 960-hour limit. In addition, I proposed a waiver to the hour caps for personnel in positions where a critical shortage of qualified personnel has been determined.” Supporters of the increase to 1,200 hours said that allowing retirees to work 23 hours per week is reasonable and will help many retirees who are struggling to make ends meet. They said it is unfair to punish retirees who would like to work more hours and provide their services to the state or local government. “This increase affords retired employees who are faced with rapidly increasing costs of living the ability to work more hours for the commonwealth and earn enough to meet their needs,” said Senate Ways and Means chair Sen. Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport) who was leading the charge on the Senate floor to override the veto. (A “Yes” vote is for the increase to 1,200 hours. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes REPEAL THE HARBOR TAX CREDIT AND MEDICAL DEVICE TAX CREDIT (H 4008) Senate 33-5, overrode Gov. Baker’s veto of a bill that would repeal the current medical device tax credit and the harbor maintenance tax credit. Baker supported retaining both tax credits and said they encourage innovation and economic activity in the Bay State. “I see no reason to repeal the medical device user fee tax credit, as it is claimed annually by its intended beneficiaries and supports medical device companies operating in the commonwealth,” said Baker in his veto message. “Similarly, I do not support the repeal of the harbor maintenance tax credit. It serves as a benefit to shippers, importers and exporters who generate critical commercial activity in and around Massachusetts ports.” “The Tax Expenditure Review Commission’s recent report made clear that these credits do not provide meaningful benefits to the commonwealth,” said Senate Ways and Means chair Sen. Mike Rodrigues. He noted that Massachusetts is the only state that offers these outdated tax breaks which benefit only a small number of big companies. “We believe that it is important to ensure that our tax dollars are spent in a way that provides tangible benefits to the commonwealth as a whole. Given the failure of these credits to provide a measurable return on investment, they should be repealed.” (A “Yes” vote is for abolishing the tax credits. A “No” vote is for retaining them.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes REPEAL $5,000 ASSET LIMIT (H 4012) Senate 37-1, overrode Gov. Baker’s veto of a bill that would repeal a current law that prohibits anyone with assets of more than $5,000 from being eligible for Transitional Assistance to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)—a program that provides cash assistance and employment support to families with children and pregnant women with little or no income or assets. Assets include things like bank accounts, retirement accounts and cash. Some things do not count as an asset including the person’s house and one car. “TAFDC extends a vital lifeline to certain Massachusetts residents, but I disagree with eliminating the current asset test completely,” said Gov. Baker in his veto message. “I do support reforming the TAFDC asset rule to allow recipients who meet the asset test at the time of application to continue to accrue assets in excess of the current limit without risk of losing eligibility for TAFDC. I would welcome the opportunity to further develop this policy in partnership with the Legislature to ensure these benefits are available for the commonwealth’s families in highest need.” Supporters of repealing the $5,000 asset limit said it is unfair to deny families with children and pregnant women who may have as little as $6,000 to $10,000 in assets from benefitting from the TAFDC program. Some said the asset limit encourages people to spend down their assets at a time when they should be preserving or increasing savings. “Removing the asset limit from the eligibility requirements for TAFDC allows program recipients to maintain their limited savings while still receiving immediate assistance,” said Senate Ways and Means chair Sen. Mike Rodrigues. “Asset limits on these programs have proven to be counterproductive. They require families in need of assistance to spend down savings that otherwise could be used for education, job training, reliable transportation, home expenses and other emergency needs.” (A “Yes” vote is for repealing the $5,000 asset limit. A “No” vote is against repealing it.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes REPEAL $250 ASSET LIMIT (H 4011) Senate 36-2, overrode Gov. Baker’s veto of a bill that would repeal a current law that prohibits anyone with assets of more than $250 from being eligible for Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled and Children (EAEDC)—a program that provides cash and medical assistance to certain categories of needy individuals in Massachusetts including the physically or mentally disabled, aged 65 or older or caring for a disabled individual who would otherwise be institutionalized. In his veto message, Baker said that he supports aligning the asset limit for the program with the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program asset limit which is currently $2,000. “I prefer this alternative to eliminating the asset test completely, as EAEDC is generally designed to provide a bridge to individuals waiting for an eligibility determination from the SSI program. I look forward to the opportunity to work collaboratively with the Legislature to develop a policy that is in alignment with relevant federal policies and ensures that these benefits are available for individuals and families in highest need.” Senate Ways and Means chair Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen Sen. Mike Rodrigues said that removing the asset limit allows recipients to receive assistance while keeping their small savings. He noted it is counterproductive to require recipients to spend down savings that could be used for education, home expenses and other important needs. “Forcing those who are already facing economic hardship to spend down savings only makes them more financially vulnerable. In addition to helping individuals and families in need of assistance, removing the asset cap would improve administrative efficiency by simplifying the review process.” (A “Yes” vote is for repealing the $250 asset limit. A “No” vote is against repealing it.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes STUDY POVERTY IN THE BAY STATE (H 4016) Senate 36-2, overrode Baker’s veto of a bill that establishes a 29-member special commission to investigate and recommend methods for reducing poverty in Massachusetts over the next 10 years and expanding opportunity for people with low incomes. The commission would include ten members of the governor’s cabinet and other executive branch commissioners. The governor supported reducing the commission from 29 members to 20 members. “I strongly support the aim of this commission,” said the governor in his veto message. “However, in my view, to streamline the efforts of the commission and permit the meaningful participation of all members, it is necessary to modify its composition, retaining the position reserved for the Secretary of Health and Human Services and otherwise removing additional representation from the Executive Branch. Without these amendments, I do not support the proposal.” Senate Ways and Means chair Sen. Mike Rodrigues said that Massachusetts is one of the wealthiest states in the country but is ranked 47th in income inequality, with almost 10 percent of people living in poverty. “This commission would bring together advocates and experts with experience in a wide array of areas to recommend a holistic approach to addressing poverty in the commonwealth,” said Rodrigues. “Through exploring demographic disparities, analyzing historical rates of poverty, identifying the underlying causes of poverty in the commonwealth and surveying existing programs that most effectively reduce poverty, the commission would make policy recommendations to significantly reduce poverty in the commonwealth over the next ten years.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and 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 pieces of legislation that have been filed. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late-night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of September 27-October 1, the House met for a total of two hours and ten minutes while the Senate met for a total of four hours and six minutes. Mon. Sept. 27 House 11:03 a.m. to 1:06 p.m. Senate 11:13 a.m. to 1:13 p.m. Tues. Sept. 28 No House session No Senate session Wed. Sept. 29 No House session No Senate session Thurs. Sept. 30 House 11:02 a.m. to 11:09 a.m. Senate 11:23 a.m. to 1:29 p.m. Fri. Oct. 1 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com

Page 26 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 OBITUARIES John Robert Mitchell Loving and Devoted Father, Supporter of Many Charities Age 71, of Lynnfi eld, formerly of Chelsea, died Saturday, October 2 at his residence. Born in Chelsea on July 6, 1950 he was the son of the late James Donald and Marion Viola (Spracklin) Mitchell. John was raised in Chelsea and was a graduate of Chelsea High School. He went on to graduate from the former Grahm Junior College of Boston and to attend Boston University. John had worked in media, fi rst with NBC in New York City, then he spent time with WEEI and WXKS-AM of Boston until 1994 when he went out on his own and build the now CAM Media, which continues to this day. In his younger years, John was an avid skier and played softball and hockey – most recently he had gotten into cycling. John was a very philanthropic man and was dedicated to several causes, most importantly, the Pan-Mass Challenge, Bike MS (National MS Society,) Best Buddies, Salvation Army, ALS ONE and Communitas of Wakefi eld (formerly EMARC). He was the beloved husband of Lauren (Cantalupa) Mitchell. He was the loving father of Cara A. Mitchell of Merrimac and Megan E. Mitchell and her partner Chris Eriksen of Eagle Bridge, NY. He was the brother of James D. Mitchell and his wife Ethelyn, Nancy Belanger and her husband Daniel of Charlton and the late Jean V. Montesano and her surviving husband Vincent of Revere and the late Joan Mitchell. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as his beloved dogs Gavin and Maggie. His Funeral Service will be held in the Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer St., Lynnfi eld on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 10am. Visitation for relatives and friends at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefi eld on Friday, Oct. 8 from 4-7pm. In keeping with John’s philanthropic spirt, the family asks for contributions to be made to the charity of one’s choice. “YOUR FINANCIAL FOCUS” JOSEPH D. CATALDO PARTNERSHIP AND S CORPORATION COST BASIS RULES Generally speaking, contribuC ost basis aff ects the tax consequences of many transactions to partners and S Corporation shareholders. Many businesses are conducted as partnerships or S Corporations. The function of a partner’s or shareholder’s cost basis in the entity and the importance of keeping track of it is as follows: 1. Determining how much a partner or shareholder may withdraw from the entity without recognizing any gain 2. Determining the allowable loss of the entity in any given taxable year the partner or shareholder is entitled to claim on his or her tax return. (Remember, these entities are fl owthrough entities. The profi t or loss is passed through to the individual partner or shareholder to be reported on Form 1040). 3. Determining the gain or loss upon sale of a partnership interest or stock in an S Corporation. tions to capital in increase cost basis, withdrawals decrease cost basis, profi ts increase cost basis and losses decrease cost basis. Each year, a partner’s or shareholder’s cost basis needs to be updated taking these factors into consideration. When a partner or shareholder withdraws more than his or her investment in the entity, there will be tax consequences. If, for example, a partnership has a $50,000 profi t for the year and each of the two partners withdraw $25,000, each partner will report $25,000 of income on his or her tax return. If each partner also withdraws $25,000, there would be no tax to be paid on the distribution itself. Each partner would report $25,000 of his or her share of profi t of the entity. This serves to increase the partner’s cost basis. The withdrawal decreases the partner’s cost basis by the same amount. Therefore, the net eff ect on the partner’s cost basis for the taxable year is zero. The partner does not pay taxes on both the $25,000 share of partnership income as well as the withdrawal of $25,000. If a 50% partner or shareholder contributes $10,000 in capital upon the formation of the entity, and his or her share of the entity’s loss during the year is $15,000, his or her allowable loss would be limited to $10,000. The remaining unallowed loss of $5,000 would be carried over to the following year. If the entity generates a profi t of $10,000 during the following year, the partner or shareholder will be able to off - set his or her $5,000 share of the profi t with the unused carryforward loss of $5,000. One key diff erence with S Corporations and partnerships is that a partner’s cost basis will be increased by his or her share of partnership debt. A Shareholder in an S Corporation will increase his or her basis only by actually lending money to the corporation. Even recourse debt does not increase a shareholder’s cost basis in the corporation. If a partnership has signifi cant losses during a particular year, third party loans taking out by the partnership will provide additional cost basis to the partners thereby allowing them to deduct losses in excess of their actual contributions to capital. In these situations, this can be a big advantage of a partnership over an S Corporation. Sa nir H D Sil S i Wk ior Sa y Senior Seni BY JIM MILLER How Does Social Security Work When a Spouse or Ex-Spouse Dies? Dear Savvy Senior, Who qualifies for Social Security survivor benefits? My ex-husband died last year, so I would like to fi nd out if me or my 17-year-old daughter are eligible for anything? Divorced Survivor Dear Divorced, If your ex-husband worked and paid Social Security taxes and you and/or your daughter meet the eligibility requirements, you may very well be eligible for survivor benefi ts, but you should act quickly because benefi ts are generally retroactive only up to six months. Here’s what you should know. Under Social Security law, when a person who has worked and paid Social Security taxes dies, certain members of that person’s family may be eligible for survivor benefits including spouses, former spouses and dependents. Here’s a breakdown of who qualifi es. Widow(er)’s and divorced widow(er)’s: Surviving spouses that were married at least nine months are eligible to collect a monthly survivor benefi t as early as age 60 (50 if disabled). Divorced surviving spouses are also eligible at this same age, if you were married at least 10 years and did not remarry before age 60 (50 if disabled), unless the marriage ends. How much you’ll receive will depend on how much money (earnings that were subject to Social Security taxes) your spouse or ex-spouse made over their lifetime, and the age in which you apply for survivor benefi ts. If you wait until your full retirement age (which is 66 for people born in 1945-1954 and will gradually increase to age 67 for people born in 1960 or later), you’ll receive 100 of your deceased spouses or ex-spouses benefi t amount. But if you apply between age 60 and your full retirement age, your benefi t will be somewhere between 71.5 – 99 percent of their benefi t. There is, however, one exception. Surviving spouses and ex-spouses that are caring for a child (or children) of the deceased worker, and they are under age 16 or disabled, are eligible to receive 75 percent of the worker’s benefi t amount at any age. Unmarried children: Surviving unmarried children under age 18, or up to age 19 if they’re still attending high school, are eligible for survivor benefi ts too. Benefi ts can also be paid to children at any age if they were disabled before age 22 and remain disabled. Both biological and adoptive children are eligible, as well as kids born out of wedlock. Dependent stepchildren and grandchildren may also qualify. Children’s benefi ts are 75 percent of the worker’s benefi t. You should also know that in addition to survivor benefi ts, a surviving spouse or child may also be eligible to receive a special lump-sum death payment of $255. Dependent parents: Benefi ts can also be paid to dependent parents who are age 62 and older. For parents to qualify as dependents, the deceased worker would have had to provide at least onehalf of the parent’s fi nancial support. But be aware that Social Security has limits on how much a family can receive in monthly survivors’ benefi ts – usually 150 to 180 percent of the worker’s benefi t. Switching Strategies Social Security also provides surviving spouses and ex-spouses some nice strategies that can help boost your benefi ts. For example, if you’ve worked you could take a reduced survivor benefit at age 60 and switch to your own retirement benefi t based on your earnings history – between 62 and 70 – if it off ers a higher payment. Or, if you’re already receiving retirement benefi ts on your work record, you could switch to survivors benefi ts if it off ers a higher payment. You cannot, however, receive both benefi ts. You also need to know that if you collect a survivor benefi t while working, and are under full retirement age, your benefi ts may be reduced depending on your earnings – see SSA. gov/pubs/EN-05-10069.pdf. For more information on survivor benefi ts, visit SSA.gov/ benefi ts/survivors. 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

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 Page 27 OBITUARIES Leonard J. St. Pierre Wentworth University for architectural drafting, allowing him to design dental offices. Over the years, he managed several dental companies and eventually moved to Manchester, NH in 1976 to raise his family. He proudly retired at the age of 65, where he was able to enjoy more time with his family and be a big part of his grandchildren’s lives. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Lenny’s family was 80, of Manchester, NH, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 2, 2021, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family. Leonard was born in Boston on January 24, 1941, the son of the late Frederick and Rose (Reid) St. Pierre. Raised and educated in Everett, he entered the United States Army after his high school graduation. During his dedicated service, Lenny spent three years in Germany. In 1963, he married his high school sweetheart, Joanne (Wilson) St. Pierre. Following his military service, Lenny worked in the dental supply industry. He started his career as a repair technician. He worked as an equipment manager while attending a two-year course at paramount in his life. He loved spending time with his family and cherished memories made while traveling to Aruba. A devout Catholic, Lenny found great comfort and strength in his Christian faith. He was an active member at the St. Pius X Parish and volunteered as an offertory collector for many years. Lenny will be best remembered for his love of family. Leonard is survived by his loving wife, Joanne; two daughters, Debby Labore and husband Ronnie, and Rena Comire and husband Ray; granddaughter, Katelyn Comire; and grandson, Brandon Comire. OBITUARIES | SEE PAGE 28

Page 28 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 OBITUARIES | FROM PAGE 27 Virginia “Ginny” Noonan ing as a teacher’s aide in special education classrooms in Everett public schools. She dedicated 20 years helping students excel in their studies. Ginny was also very active at Our Lady of Grace Church in Everett/Chelsea, where she was a parishioner for 85 years. She took part in many of the Church’s events and fundraisers over the years, acquiring many friends whom became like family to Ginny. She will be forever missed by all who loved her. Ginny is the beloved sister of Leona Noonan of Everett and the late Geraldine Noonan, John Noonan, Paul Noonan, Corinne Heise. Dear sister-in-law of Barbara Noonan of Wakefield and the late Herman Heise. In lieu of fl owers, donations in Ginny’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. We follow Social Distancing Guidelines! Entered eternal rest on Thursday afternoon, September 30, 2021 at Melrose Wakefi eld Hospital in Melrose. She was 85 years of age. Born and raised in the city of Everett, Ginny remained a lifelong resident of Everett. She is the daughter of the late John J. and Eleanor G. (Rochefort) Noonan. Ginny attended Our Lady of Grace School in Everett for her elementary years but graduated from Everett High School, Class of 1954. Ginny was proud to be from Everett. She gave back to the community by workFrank 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 ADVOCATE Call now! 617-387-2200 ADVERTISE ON THE WEB AT WWW.ADVOCATENEWS.NET 379 Broadway Everett 617-381-9090 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 30 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 what? 9. What do American Philatelic Society members collect? 10. What famous woman 1. On Oct. 8, 1871, a devastating barn fire broke out in what Midwestern city? 2. Starbuck is first mate of the Pequod in what novel? 3. What is a kiva? 4. October 9 is Leif Eriksson Day; in 1000 he discovered Vinland, which is what? 5. What State House is adjacent to the Kennebec River? 6. What 1888 poem about sports includes “there is no joy in Mudville”? 7. What is Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow” more commonly known as? 8. On Oct. 10, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson pushed a button to set off a dike explosion, creating began to paint in her 70s because her fingers got too stiff for embroidering? 11. In what 1960s TV show would you find Maxwell Smart (Agent 86)? 12. On Oct. 11, 1906, San Francisco’s Board of Education created an order to segregate Oriental students; what U.S. president pressured the city to rescind the order? 13. What word beginning with a “d” is the only English word ending in “mt”? 14. Ganymede, the largest moon of any Solar System planet, circles which planet? 15. October 12 is National Farmer’s Day; what fictional farmer appeared on a long-running children’s TV series? 16. How are “Wings,” “Comets” and “Pips” similar? 17. On Oct. 13, 1903, what team beat Pittsburgh, 5-3, to end the first World Series? 18. In 1984 and 1985, what auto executive had an autobiographical best seller? 19. What area is thought to be where pumpkins originated? 20. On Oct. 14, 1964, who won the Nobel Peace Prize? ANSWERS For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net 1. Chicago 2. “Moby Dick” 3. An American Indian underground ceremonial chamber 4. It is thought to be an area of wild grapes around the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. 5. Maine’s (in Augusta) 6. “Casey at the Bat” 7. EPCOT 8. The Panama Canal waterway 9. Stamps 10. Grandma Moses 11. “Get Smart” 12. Theodore Roosevelt 13. Dreamt 14. Jupiter 15. Mr. Green Jeans (on “Captain Kangaroo”) 16. They are parts of band names (of Paul McCartney, Bill Haley and Gladys Knight, respectively) 17. The Boston Americans 18. Lee Iacocca 19. Central America 20. Dr. Martin Luther King



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