EVEEVERET Vol. 30, No.42 -FREERETT AADD BOB KAMINER SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT BKAMINER@EVERETTBANK . COM 61 7-381-3610 Mayor Carlo DeMaria and First Lady Stacy DeMaria presented School Committee Member Millie Cardello with a citation naming her Person of the Year on October 7. See next week’s Everett Advocate for photo highlights. (Advocate Photo by Tara Vocino) 419 BROADWAY, EVERETT MA 02149 WWW.EVERETTBANK .COM/GETSTARTED Member FDIC Member DIF School offi cials respond to uptick in violence at EHS By Christopher Roberson 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 hile the occasional quarrel is fairly common among high school students, the number of physical altercations at Everett High School (EHS) has climbed substantially as students struggle to readjust to life in the classroom. “Schools across the country W are reporting more fi ghts, a fact that can broadly be attributed to the diffi culties students are experiencing in reacclimating to the regular social situations of a school day,” said Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani in her October 6 letter to families. “The Everett Public Schools is formulating a multipronged plan to help ensure the safety of all students and staff . The solution rests with all of us.” Tahiliani said that approximately three weeks ago students from Malden went into Everett High School and initiated a fi ght. To prevent that from happening again, she said, one change on the building level will be to provide students with ID cards. “To ensure that our students are properly identifi ed upon entering the building, we will be implementing the student ID system as an extra measure to bolster school safety,” said Tahiliani. Another change will be to emphasize the “importance of responsible social media use.” “Students need to be reminded that social media posts can have long-term negative impacts, that is, one’s digital imprint is permanent,” said Tahiliani. “Our students need to understand that what might seem funny or harmless to one person can be triggering and traumatic to someone else.” She also underscored the tremendous influence of social media. “The amount of pressure that social media puts on our children is really something I am baffl ed by,” Tahiliani said during the October 18 School Committee meeting. “I do feel a lot of empathy for our students.” SCHOOL | SEE PAGE 2 www.advocatenews.net A household word in Everett for 30 years! CTE OCAT AT Free Every Friday 617-387-2200 “Bob’s always a phone call away.” — C.J. DOHERTY, VP, C.J. DOHERTY, INC. TALK TO BOB ABOUT OUR COMMERCIAL AND CONSTRUCTION LOANS. WE’RE READY TO HELP YOU GET STARTED. E Friday, October 22, 2021 Elks Honors Millie Cardello as Person of the Year

Page 2 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 SCHOOL | FROM PAGE 1 In addition, Tahiliani said physical confrontations tend to erupt during arrival and dismissal times as well as during lunch and between classes. “All staff will support and protect our school community,” she said in her October 6 letter. “If this means that administrative duties need to be revised or changed, then we must do so, while still remaining in accordance with Collective Bargaining Agreements.” Tahiliani said she has the utmost confidence in the 200 educators who are responsible for the 2,100 students at EHS, adding that the “ratio should allow us to resolve these problems quickly and effectively.” Regarding changes on the district level, Tahiliani said emergency meetings will be held with the school resource officers and the Everett Police Department. She also spoke about hiring student success coaches. “Instead of hiring additional [hall] monitors whose very nature seems punitive, we are planning on hiring student success coaches charged with ensuring that students, who are most in need, have the support they SCHOOL | SEE PAGE 4


Page 4 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 ~ OP-ED ~ Pride and Progress C By Mayor Carlo DeMaria lean neighborhoods, timely trash pickup, extraordinary snow removal and addressing basic City needs are signs of a City Hall that cares about its residents. As you drive through the City of Everett, you will see newly paved roads with freshly poured concrete sidewalks, coupled with an abundance of newly planted trees. As Mayor, I take great pride in this City, its residents, and the services we provide. The investments that have been made in our community have laid the foundation for Everett’s future. The complete overhaul of our parks and fi elds we have conducted over the past few years allows Everett’s children to have pride and feel safe in their community. Speaking of pride, I encourage you to drive down Broadway after sunset. The new LED streetlights brighten the entire area and show us many reasons why we all can be proud to live here. We created our 311-Constituent Service Offi ce because of how important it is for residents to be able to get the help they need. Residents can make one call to City Hall for all their needs – from potholes to tree trimming, sidewalk repair to street sign updates, as well as numerous requests for food deliveries, COVID-19 testing, and vaccination appointments stemming from the recent pandemic. Unlike other cities and towns, anyone dialing 311 in Everett will speak directly with a staff member, not an answering service. To ensure that we are as accessible as possible, we have contracted with Lionbridge to provide live-translation services in over 80 languages. These services made it possible for us to vacciSCHOOL | FROM PAGE 2 need to learn and grow,” said Tahiliani. “We are seeking to stack enough changes and adjustments on top of each other to create the weight needed to cope with these issues. We do not have the luxury of a onesize-fi ts-all solution.” In her second letter on October 15, Tahiliani spoke about the observations she made during the prior week. “I saw everyone doing many small things that, when added up, created a significant positive impact on the overall social and emotional well-being of EHS,” she said. “I have heard that this week demonstrated progress.” nate over 10,000 Everett seniors and our most vulnerable residents using City resources to ensure comfort and convenience. It is these types of eff orts to directly assist our residents that separates this Administration from others. The small things truly make a huge diff erence. The next time you are walking, driving, or bicycling down one of our streets, I encourage you to take a minute and pause; look at the progress our City has made. Take a minute to see the makeover that our rotaries and islands have undergone. Stop by Wehner Park and take in the beautiful landscape. Visit the beautiful Rivergreen Park waterfront that now has a brand new athletic fi eld, tennis courts, playground, street hockey rink, a new kayak and canoe launch, as well as plans being developed for the implementation of fi shing piers and a boathouse. No City is perfect. We always need to keep working, to make more progress and be able to adapt our services as the needs of our residents change. If you look around our City, you will see very real examples of how Carlo DeMaria Mayor my Administration has been able to provide all the basic services that our residents deserve while at the same time laying the foundation for our future. We have made important progress over the past few years along with lowering the tax rate. We need to keep up this momentum to keep improving the lives of all our residents. For as long as I am your Mayor, I will continue Everett’s progress and increase the pride that we all have for our City. lous review of the high school’s safety procedures. “Anything that ensures or enhances the safety of our students and staff will be reinforced or adopted,” she said. “We are looking at all relevant past practices and determining how they can help us at this precise moment in time.” However, Tahiliani said the Priya Tahiliani Superintendent of Schools Tahiliani said she and her colleagues continue their meticusituation at the high school is still very serious. “Our school is made up of approximately 2,000 students who have endured the tumult of COVID-19,” she said. “This is, as the saying goes, a work in progress.” The exact number of altercations could not be released, SCHOOL | SEE PAGE 26 Monogram D4 Double siding Cedar impression half rounds 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 22, 2021 Page 5 DiDomenico urges passage of his ‘Right to Counsel’ legislation O n Oct. 6, State Senator Sal DiDomenico testified before the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Housing in support of legislation he has championed in the Massachusetts Senate for several sessions: An Act promoting housing stability and homelessness prevention in Massachusetts, which is also known as the Right to Counsel Bill. This bill (S.874) would make legal representation in eviction proceedings a right under Massachusetts state law. Currently, roughly 14 percent of renters in the Commonwealth are behind on their rent payments and hundreds more eviction cases are being filed each week. Unfortunately, eviction proceedings disproportionately impact tenants with the lowest income, especially immigrant families and the elderly, simply because they are unable to afford legal representation. This bill would provide legal representation for low-income tenants and owner-occupants landlords of two- and three-family homes in eviction proceedings. At the start of the COVID-19 Sal DiDomenico State Senator pandemic in 2020, DiDomenico filed similar emergency legislation to launch a Right To Council Pilot program to provide legal representation for tenants facing COVID-19-related evictions. Governor Charlie Baker incorporated key elements of DiDomenico’s Bill into the state’s Eviction Diversion Plan – now called the COVID Eviction Legal Help Project (CELHP). This emergency pilot program has had an overwhelmingly positive outcome. Since its implementation in January 2021, CELHP has assisted approximately 7,000 individuals (including 2,300 children) and positively resolved 90 percent of cases. Of those 90 percent of cases, 70 percent resulted in the preservation of the tenancy and 20 percent of cases were negotiated to afford the tenant(s) more time to find replacement housing. In just nine months, CELHP has proven the undeniable need and extraordinary benefit of granting a comprehensive right to counsel program in the Commonwealth. Unfortunately, the existing CELHP program is only temporary. During his testimony, DiDomenico highlighted the benefits of his permanent right to counsel bill. “Even where tenant cases are ultimately unsuccessful, the presence of counsel can assist when negotiating things like payment, extensions of time to vacate, finding alternative housing, or different lease terms that satisfy both landlords and tenants,” he said. Citing a 2020 Boston Bar Association report, DiDomenico pointed out that “the monetary benefits of representing DIDOMENICO | SEE PAGE 6

Page 6 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 DIDOMENICO | FROM PAGE 5 eligible beneficiaries in eviction and foreclosure proceedings far outweighs the costs of providing those services.” The report estimated legal costs at about $9.49 million and the potential savings at more than $25 million. This legislation is imperative to keeping the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable tenants/families from becoming unhoused, homeless and displaced. This legislation will prove to be vital for low-income renters in Massachusetts as the pandemic’s effect on housing continues to take its toll. “This bill is timely and more important than ever,” said DiDomenico. “This bill levels the playing field.” Backed by a coalition of over 200 organizations, the Right to Counsel bill has garnered unilateral support among tenant, homeowner and landlord advocacy groups alike. The bill is currently pending before the Joint Committee on Housing, where it awaits a report. DeMaria supporters hold signs outside Pope John building Mayor Carlo DeMaria thanks all of the volunteers that participated in last Saturday’s rally. (Courtesy Photos) For Ad vertising with Results, c all The Ad voc a te Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advoc a tenews.net

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 Page 7 Polito tours Keverian STEM classes By Christopher Roberson L t. Governor Karyn Polito recently toured the Keverian School as students delved into the week-long curriculum of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). “STEM jobs pay $30,000 more than non-STEM jobs,” Polito said during her visit on October 18. “Massachusetts has one of the most innovative economies in America. When you graduate high school, you’ll already be ahead of the game.” Rupinderpal Kaur McGillin, the district’s K-8 STEM director, said many Keverian students go on to enroll in the robust STEM program at Everett High School. Therefore, she and her colleagues are working with Engineering is Elementary to bolster the STEM curriculum in the lower grades. Despite being an English Language Arts teacher, Keith Spencer said he has adjusted his own curriculum to align with STEM Week. “All of our content is connected,” he said, adding that his students are focused on the writing component of STEM. Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani said the district is part of Bay State STEM Week, which is now in its fourth year. She said that this year students in grades 3-12 participated in the CoderZ Challenge. In this challenge, Tahiliani said, students are virtually placed in an Amazon fulfillment center and are presented with a series of problems. She said the students then utilize coding and robotics to solve those problems and ensure that customers receive their packages on time. Students in grades 4-8 participate in Hurricane Heroes! Storm City, Massachusetts. This scenario simulates the aftermath of a category 6 hurricane that has inundated a Massachusetts city with 14 inches of water. Without using electricity, students must develop ways to evacuate residents to safety and get the flood waters to recede. Tahiliani also spoke about the Tech STEM Challenge in which students learn to use artificial intelligence through the platforms Machine Learning for Kids and Scratch. At the middle and high school levels, students take part in the Biobuilder ChalPOLITO | SEE PAGE 11 Lt. Governor Karyn Polito toured the Keverian School on October 18 as students began this year’s STEM Week. Shown from left to right are State Senator Sal DiDomenico, Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani and Mayor Carlo DeMaria. (Advocate photos by Christopher Roberson)

Page 8 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 Encore possibly headed for another financial slump By Christopher Roberson fter setting a new revenue record in July and hitting the $1 billion milestone in August, monthly revenue at Encore Boston Harbor is now trending downward once again. Encore posted $57.4 million for the month of September, a decline of $400,000 from the prior month. The caA sino is now $1.6 million below July’s record-setting revenue of $59 million, the last time that Encore reported a financial increase. Within the September total, $25.9 million came from table games while the remaining $31.5 million came from the slot machines. The state received $14.3 million in taxes from Encore last month. In addition, the casino’s revenue in September 2020 was $14.5 million lower than this year’s monthly figure. Encore remains light years ahead of its competitors. MGM Springfield reported $19.3 million in September while Plainridge Park brought in $11.9 million. ENCORE | SEE PAGE 21 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER FACEBOOK.COM/ADVOCATE.NEWS.MA Encore Boston Harbor reported a revenue of $57.4 million for the month of September, representing a $400,000 decline from the prior month. (Photo Courtesy of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission)


Page 10 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 Candidate Mastrocola hosts campaign standouts Councillor-at-Large candidate Jim Mastrocola is shown during a standout with his daughters, Jamie and Lindsey during a recent standout in Glendale Square. Lindsey Mastrocola holds a sign for her dad. Franz, a US Marine Corp veteran, is shown offering his support to Jim Mastrocola last week. GREATER BOSTON LEAGUE NOTEBOOK: Everett continues GBL gridiron dominance with another showdown win Malden Boys Soccer hanging onto postseason hopes; Tornado football blanked on road by Lynn Classical Malden Boys Soccer and Captains Christian Osorno, Aman Chhetri and Andre Oliveira are looking for one more win. (Advocate Photo/Henry Huang) By Steve Freker A nother "Showdown Night," another big win for head coach Rob DiLoreto's Crimson Tide football team. The two teams that were highlighted to potentially give the Everett squad the most pushback before the first kickoff of the year was held in 2021 were its last two opponents: Lynn Classical, two weeks ago, and Revere, this past Friday night. Everett's response? Domination...and a pair of big wins. Friday night was the JC Clerveaux Show as the senior SPORTS | SEE PAGE 21

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 Page 11 POLITO | FROM PAGE 7 lenge in which they use CellCraft to build things with biology. Mayor Carlo DeMaria said the district partnered with i2 Learning for this year’s STEM Week. “This program is intended to provide equitable access to educational resources while using programs designed to help our young people compete in new and emerging industries such as life sciences, technology and engineering,” he said. “Programs like this are what will prep our students for the 21st century workforce.” Shown from left to right are Ward 2 School Committee Member Joseph LaMonica, Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, K-8 STEM Director Rupinderpal Kaur McGillin, Keverian School Principal Alexander Naumann, Assistant Principal Janet Taylor and Assistant Principal Nerecesa Pires. (Photo Courtesy of the City of Everett)

Page 12 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 ~ POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT ~ Millie Cardello announces campaign for Ward 1 School Committee seat H 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 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER FACEBOOK.COM/ADVOCATE.NEWS.MA ello, I am Millie J. Cardello and I am running for election to the Everett School Committee, Ward 1. For those who may not know me I am the proud wife of David Pretti, the proud mother of Michael Cardello, mother-in-law to Julianne Cardello the daughter I never had and the devoted Nana of Sammy Cardello, my pride and joy. I am a lifelong resident of Everett, born and raised here with my father and mother, Dom and Jenny Cardello, my sister Rose and brothers, Joey and Jerry. I am proud to say my family is fi ve generations Everett Strong. After graduating Everett High, beginning college and working I decided to join the U.S. Air Force where I proudly served fi ve years and I am a lifetime member of the D.A.V. I can say that the time spent in the Air Force were some of the best years of my life. After fi nishing my time in the Air Force and fi nishing college, I returned home to Everett to be close to family, I built my home in Millie J. Cardello Ward 1 School Committee Candidate Everett and started my work career and raising my family. With a strong commitment to my family and community while raising my son Michael, as I saw there was a need. I felt I could help, whether it was as a Boy Scout leader, a Little League coach or a C.C.C. teacher, I was happy to jump in. When I saw the need for a strong school system I ran and was elected to the School Committee and with the support of the people of Everett, it has been my great pleasure over the past twenty five years to serve on the Everett City Council, the Board of Aldermen and the Everett School Committee. With the sense of passing it forward, I joined along with my mother the Everett Emblem club where as a member for over thirty years, serving as the club president for several of those years, I am proud of the club’s many, many community charitable contributions over the years. Today as I see we are in very trying times, it is of extreme importance that we have a strong commitment to community and most of all our children. I have the commitment and experience needed. That is why I am asking for your support and your vote in the upcoming city election on Tuesday, November 2…PLEASE VOTE. If you would like to help, hold signs, make calls, send dear friend cards or donate you can call 781 354-4869 or email me at mcardello@everett.k12.ma.us. Please send check to 27 Ferry St., Everett, MA 02149. Checks can be made payable to The Committee to Elect Millie J. Cardello. I will not let you down, Millie J. Cardello FOR A RIDE TO THE POLLS…. CALL…781-354-4869 or 781-3544879. AUTOTECH DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! Cold Hard Cash for Your Vehicle! RIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT $$ CASH FOR YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR SUV! $$ Get your vehicle Winter Ready! We offer a Winter Inspection Service that includes: • Oil Filter Change • Anti-Freeze Check • Complete Safety Check Only $39.95 2012 KIA SPORTAGE All Wheel Drive, Most Power Options, Runs Great, Only 95K Miles, Warranty! TRADES WELCOME! $11,900 Financing Available! 1236 EasternAve • Malden EddiesAutotech.com (Most vehicles) 2010 NISSAN MAXIMA Loaded, Leather Interior, Just Serviced, Warranty, Runs Beautiful, Only 160K Miles! TRADES WELCOME! (781) 321-8841 • (617) 571-9869 Easy For Your Vehicle! $7,995 We Pay Cash

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 Page 13 ~ POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT ~ Allen Panarese declares candidacy for Councillor-at-Large V ote for Allen Panarese, number 8 on the November 2 ballot for City Councillor-at-Large voted citywide. It will be a great privilege to continue serving my community and help the challenges our city is now facing as it continues to grow. The future of Everett lies in the hands of a community that continues to work together for a better Everett and together, we as a community, can accomplish this. I want to ensure that Everett remains a community that people still feel safe and have a voice. With my 20 years of experience as a member of the Everett School Committee, I can help the council better understand the needs of our schools. I have always said “the city that takes care of their children ensures those children will come back and take care of their city”. • Lifelong resident of Ward One, graduated Everett High School, Class of 1974. • Currently the Clinical Leader Respiratory Therapist at Cambridge Health Alliance, Everett since 1979. For the past ing turbines, motors and fans which are the heart of the power plant. • Elected Everett School Committee Member, serving Ward One for the past 20 years. Serving as Chairman for two of those years. • Served on the Everett School Building Commission for a total of 10 years under Mayor David Ragucci, Mayor John Hanlon and Mayor Carlo DeMaria. At the time, I acted as the liaison between the School Committee and the Everett School Building Commission working with City Hall to monPANARESE | SEE PAGE 27 itor budgets and construction oversight regarding the building of all our new schools. • Served on the Everett Recreation Commission for 8 years, overseeing finances and other administrative activities Allen Panarese Candidate for Councillor-at-Large 18 months, I have been treating Covid-19 patients, working countless hours with the sick and dying from this horrible pandemic. • Member of Teamsters Union Local 25. • Retired Millwright Member of Local 1121 Millwrights Union for over 20 years. As a Millwright, I am proud to say I helped build the Everett power plant known as the Mystic Generating Station, install

Page 14 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 ~ POLITICAL ENDORSEMENT ~ Greater Boston Labor Council Endorses Mayor DeMaria M LIKE US ON FACEBOOK ADVOCATE NEWSPAPER FACEBOOK.COM/ADVOCATE.NEWS.MA ayor Carlo DeMaria was formally endorsed by the Greater Boston Labor Council (GBLC) for his re-election as mayor of Everett. The GBLC represents thousands of hardworking families across the Greater Boston area. “As Massachusetts rebuilds and recovers from the COVID-19, our elected leaders have an unprecedented opportunity to help build an equitable economy that works for everyone,” said Darlene Lobos, the GBLC’s executive secretary-treasurer. “With unions, this can be a reality. Together, we can stop the race to the bottom.” “It is a privilege to have the steadfast support of our unions, that represent over 100,000 families in and around Greater Boston,” said DeMaria of the endorsement. “Unions are an integral part of Everett and it is our DEMARIA | SEE PAGE 21 November senior social welcomes EHS Class of 1971 M ayor Carlo DeMaria and the Council on Aging would like to extend an invitation to the members of Everett High School’s Class of 1971 in celebration of their 50th year. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 17 at noon at Anthony’s Restaurant at 105 Canal St. in Malden. You will enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner with all the fi xings along with dancing to the Palace’s own DJ Chris Fiore and the Ray Cavicchio Band. Tickets will be on sale on November 8, 9, 11 and 12 at the Connolly Center at 90 Chelsea St. For additional information please call 617-394-2260 or 617394-2323.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 Page 15 Sgt. Hall and daughter Rachael complete Boston Marathon Raises nearly $12K for Cops for Kids with Cancer Everett Police Sgt. Robert Hall and his daughter Rachael are shown after this year’s Boston Marathon on October 11. As they have done in prior years, Hall and his daughter ran to raise money for Cops for Kids with Cancer. As of October 13, they had raised $11,880 for the charity. (Courtesy Photos)

Page 16 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 ~ POLITICAL ENDORSEMENT ~ Everett Police Superior Offi cers Endorse Alfred Lattanzi for Ward 6 City Councilor L of working with others to accomplish a common goal. We believe that you will bring this leadership ability and willingness to work well with others to bring the services that the people of Everett deserve.” “The Everett Police Department continues to be a model to the entire Commonwealth on what community policing should look like,” said Lattanzi. FULL SERVICE Regular Unleaded $3.219 Mid Unleaded $3.289 Super $3.419 Diesel Fuel $3.449 "43 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2021 KERO $4.81 DEF $3.49 9 Diesel $3.039 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 Alfred Lattanzi Candidate for City Council “I am honored to have the support of NEPBA Local 95, and will always be strong voice for added public safety resources,” he added. Alfred Lattanzi has been involved in local politics for a majority of his life. He worked as a campaign aid to his dear friend, the late Speaker George KeveriLATTANZI | SEE PAGE 21 ocal businessman Alfred Lattanzi has been formally endorsed by The Everett Police Superior Offi cers Association (NEPBA Local 95) for his candidacy for the open Ward 6 City Council seat. In a letter to Lattanzi, NEPBA Local 95 President Lt. James Gabriel stated, “You have been in a leadership position before and you know the value ANGELO’S ~GUEST COMMENTARY~ Parent irate over condition of EPS D ear Member of the Everett School Committee: Since you put Everett’s new Superintendent in place many changes have taken place in our schools and few of them are good. Priya Tahiliani took over only a little while before the pandemic hit and she did get our kids computers to use pretty quick and did set up as good a graduation and senior week for our children as possible. At that point it looked like she might be good for our city. Even at the beginning of the next school year our schools seemed to be doing good even though there were clearly some problems. She and everyone else down on Vine Street seemed unavailable most of the time and the parking lot that used to be packed was empty most of the time. Neighbors and parents saw the new people who did fi nally make it to work show up late in the morning if they came in at all. This kept up even when teachers and students went back to in person learning. They were not working remotely because phone calls and emails were never answered. The Facebook School Committee meetings are a joke. Full of promises but we never see any results. Maybe you should take the time to read some of the comments. You are members of the school committee but have you forgotten that we are parent who live in this city and deal with school issues every day? We talk to each other and compare notes. What we see and hear from teachers, custodians and our children is not good at all. There does not seem to be any plan in place at any of the schools to help our kids move back to a regular school year. Our kids missed a lot of work and time with friends that makes just going back to normal really hard. Some kids couldn’t keep up at home and even the ones who could didn’t get to learn the same things their older brothers and sisters had when they were in school. There doesn’t seem to be any plan for our kids to catch up with what they missed. You would think that this team you hired would have a plan but they don’t. Have you been in any of the schools lately? They are really dirty! I know some of the custodians and they work really hard but they don’t have enough help. The high school is the worst. At PTA the other day everyone saw how dirty the fl oors are, the kids and the teachers say that by the end of the day they can’t use the bathrooms because there is no toilet paper left. They just don’t have enough help there. Say what you want about FFF but those buildings were always clean and now they are gross. The dirtiness is bad enough but kids are coming home saying that they don’t have books for some classGUEST | SEE PAGE 22 Prices subject to change Fill Up & Save! Fall is Coming! FLEET

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 Page 17 Dinner at Mom’s Shown from left to right are Matthew, Carl, Frank, Michael and Rocco DiFlorio at their mother Rosa DiFlorio’s home on Dyer Avenue. (Courtesy Photo)

Page 18 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 ~ LETTER-TO-THE-EDITOR ~ FKO Thanks Mayor Carlo DeMaria for his Longtime Support Dear Editor, I am the Executive Director of For Kids Only Afterschool (FKO) and I am writing to thank the City of Everett and Mayor Carlo DeMaria for the longtime support of children and families enrolled in our afterschool programs. I first came to Everett in a professional capacity in 2007. I worked with Mayor DeMaria as part of the Everett After School Team (EAST) which convened city and legislative leaders, school officials, community partners, parents and other stakeholders. EAST led a broad community needs assessment process that identified afterschool services as a top community need, and in response the City of Everett and Everett Public Schools invited FKO to become the contracted afterschool provider for the community. With support of Mayor DeMaria and the backing of EAST, FKO opened programs at six different elementary schools which operated year-round until the COVID-19 pandemic closed school buildings in March 2020. Since schools were closed at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, FKO has been unable to continue services in shared space at Everett Public School buildings. However, with the commitment of the City of Everett and Mayor DeMaria to continue in-person programming for Everett families, FKO secured safe classroom space at the former Pope John Academy in July 2020, where we continue to operate to this day. Since FKO’s Everett Afterschool Program began, Mayor DeMaria has been a vocal advocate for dedicated funding to award afterschool scholarships to students in need and always made sure the city focused on providing struggling working families with access to these important services. Further, the commitment of city resources to transport homeless children back to their families every day meant that they could attend afterschool programming with their peers; without the Mayor’s commitment they would not have been able to do so. I have enjoyed Mayor DeMaria’s frequent visits to our programs, joining the children at Showcase Nights and end-ofyear celebrations. I fondly recall the time children at the Keverian School got the Mayor directly involved in a special project they launched. They created a “Kids Youth Council” hoping to make an impact on their community and began advocating to update their school’s playground. They wrote to the Mayor, explained the need for mulch to be added under the playground equipment for safety and invited him to come for a visit so they could make their case. The children were thrilled and so proud when, just a few weeks after they reached out, they looked out the window to see mulch being dropped off. It’s moments like these that show just how big of a heart print Mayor DeMaria has left on the children of FKO and the community. The support from Mayor DeMaria and the City of Everett over the years has led to tremendous opportunities for children and families in our community, including: • Access to year-round afterschool and full-day summer learning programs for thousands of Everett children and youth; • Transportation services to and from afterschool programming; • Innovative remote learning support services for students needing care and supervision during remote school days; • High-quality learning recovery and enrichment through programs like the United Way’s Summer Step Up grant; • Access to resources, such as translation services, nutritious meals and holiday gifts; • And much more! FKO will continue to collaborate with our partners in Everett to provide public and private financial assistance to eligible families who need and want fun and engaging afterschool and summer enrichment experiences for their children. We are forever grateful for the collaborations and friendships that have been made with Mayor DeMaria and the City of Everett over the past 14 years and we look forward to continuing our work together. I would be remis not to share a special thank you to School Committee member Millie Cardello and City Councilor Michael McLaughlin who, along with so many other public officials and community leaders, have gone above and beyond to promote access for all to quality out-of-school time programming in the City of Everett. Warm Regards, Deborah Kneeland Keegan Executive Director DiDomenico votes to pass landmark voting reform legislation O n Oct. 6, State Senator Sal DiDomenico and his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate passed S.2545, An Act fostering voter opportunities, trust, equity and security, which is also known as the VOTES Act. This vote follows previous action by the Legislature to temporarily extend vote-by-mail and early voting options through December 15. This comprehensive voting reform bill permanently codifies the popular mail-in and early voting options used in Massachusetts in 2020. The bill would also enact same-day voter registration, increase ballot access for service members serving overseas and make a series of other improvements to the Commonwealth’s election administration process. “As one of the very first co-sponsors of this legislation, I am very proud of the Senate’s recent action to pass the VOTES Act,” said DiDomenico, who is assistant majority leader of the Massachusetts Senate. “This bill will prove to be critical in expanding voting access across the Commonwealth by making several COVID-era voting provisions permanent, including expansions to early voting, voteby-mail, and absentee ballot access. Additionally, the legislation takes a historic step to implement same-day voter registration and will ensure greater voting access to all eligible voters. These are all policies that I have long supported, and I am very pleased that the Senate has affirmed our commitment to making voting easier and more accessible for all.” On Oct. 14, 2021, the Massachusetts House of Representatives referred the VOTES Act to its Committee on Ways and Means. Responding to trends in voting and building off previous actions taken by the Legislature, the VOTES Act contains the folTHINKING IN-GROUND POOL FOR 2022? lowing key provisions: Same-day voter registration • Allows individuals to register to vote during early voting periods or on the day of a primary or election (20 other states and the District of Columbia already use same-day registration). Early voting in-person DIDOMENICO | SEE PAGE 26 Everett designated as Tree City USA since 2008 • Requires two weeks (including two weekends) of early voting in-person for biennial state elections and any municipal elections held on the same day. • Requires one week (including one weekend) of early voting 000 781-284-7549 Cell - 781-589-0499 John - 781-589-0505 SINCE 1970 Now’s the time to call! COSMO POOLS Liner replacement • Pool repairs • Open & close Pools M ayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that Everett has been designated as a Tree City USA for the past 13 years. During the past week, we have planted 25 trees in neighborhoods, increasing our tree canopy. Some of the trees are located at 19 Waters Ave., 41 Gledhill Ave., 65 Adams Ave. and 108 High St. Another 50 trees will be planted in the coming weeks.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 Page 19 Everett trounces Revere 37-11 in GBL matchup ON HIS WAY: Jayden Clerveaux (4) finds a huge hole in the Revere line to score one of his five touchdowns in the Tide’s route of the Patriots last Friday night. (Advocate photos by Paul Hammersley) The talented Crimson Tide cheerleaders put on a stunt show at halftime. Senior Tide running back Clarence Jules found a huge hole in the Revere line during last Friday’s game. The talented Crimson Tide cheerleaders Giacobbe Ward (11) tackles with an assist from Moses Seide (5). Running back Moses Seide gets set to straight-arm a Patriot tackler. The Tide defense was immense as usual; here they are shown closing in on a Patriot runner.

Page 20 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 Team Capone continues energetic campaign With the election right around the corner, Team Capone continues to earn votes one day at a time. Team Capone has been hard at work phone banking, door knocking and sign holding. Fred was a recent guest for a podcast interview with the Brazilian Times. (Courtesy Photos) EHS Pearl Harbor trip remains on schedule – for now T By Christopher Roberson he Everett High School Marching Band is still planning to travel to Hawaii to perform at the 80th Pearl Harbor Ceremony in December. “Everything is still scheduled to go 100 percent according to plan,” said Assistant Band Director Mark Sachetta during the October 18 School Committee meeting. Although nine groups from around the country were originally invited to perform, Hawaii’s spike in COVID-19 cases last month compelled seven groups to decline their invitations. However, Sachetta said he expects Hawaii’s current COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted by December 1. He said 65 students have signed up for the trip, which is slated for December 3-9. They will be accompanied by 10 chaperones. Within the total group, Sachetta said, 95 percent of the students and staff have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. However, if anyone tests positive for the virus within 72 hours of leaving for Hawaii, they will be required to remain at home. “It’s a very solid line that we can’t cross,” said Sachetta. “We’re not going to chance it.” He also said contingency plans are in place if anyone tests positive during the trip and needs to remain in Hawaii to quarantine. In addition, Sachetta said the total cost of the trip came in at $204,225. If the high school were to cancel the trip now, he said, 50 percent of the cost would be refunded; however, after November 1, the entire cost will be nonrefundable. Ward 5 School Committee Member Marcony Almeida-Barros said he is leery about moving forward with the trip. “I’m concerned for everyone’s health,” he said. “From what I’ve read, the situation is not that great. I don’t think we should cancel at this moment, but we should keep an eye on it.” School Committee Memberat-Large Samantha Lambert said the trip is scheduled just days after Thanksgiving, adding that COVID-19 surged in Massachusetts during the same time last year. In addition, Ward 4 School Committee Member Dana Murray raised questions about having adequate supervision. In response, Sachetta assured the committee that his students can absolutely be trusted. “We’re talking about the highest flyers in the entire school system,” he said. “The top 10 in the senior class are all band kids.” District enrollment In other news, Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani said the district has 7,057 students as of October 1. Within that figure, there are 2,265 students in preschool through third grade and 2,615 students in grades 4-8. She said the remaining 2,177 students attend Everett High School, representing an all-time high for enrollment. “Our numbers have remained fairly consistent,” said Tahiliani, adding that the greatest decrease occurred last year when districtwide enrollment dipped by 162 students. COVID-19 update Tahiliani said that as of October 14, 20 residents in the 0-19 age group tested positive for COVID-19. “The pandemic continues to be a fact of life in our schools,” she said. Regarding the vaccination rates, she said 58 percent of students ages 12-15 are fully vaccinated while 68 percent of students ages 16-19 are fully vaccinated. Progress continues to redesign Woodland and Hale School parks By Christopher Roberson F our weeks after her initial meeting with residents, Leslie Fanger, senior landscape architect at Bohler Engineering, returned to Everett with a series of proposals to renovate Woodland and Hale School parks. During an October 12 meeting, Fanger presented three proposals for Hale School Park and two proposals for Woodland Park. The first proposal for Hale School Park would redesign the parking lot and do away with the angled parking spaces, thus increasing the number of spaces from 29 to 36. “I think the parking works fairly well,” said Fanger. In addition, she said the first proposal includes a tot lot and a light mist water feature. “Play equipment advances every year,” she said, adding that net climbers have become quite popular. Fanger said the second proposal would keep the current 29-space parking lot without affecting the park itself. “We want to preserve as much park space as possible,” she said. The second proposal would create pods in each corner of the park with seating, a playground combined with a water feature and a pavilion in the center. “Any park needs a place to sit in the shade,” said Fanger. The third proposal depicted significant changes to the park. “This is a complete departure from the other two,” said Fanger, adding that the proposal includes plans for a dog park. In that proposal, the parking lot would be reconfigured to include 48 spaces running the length of the park. “It turns more of Vernal Street into a park-like setting,” said Fanger. PROGRESS | SEE PAGE 28

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 Page 21 SPORTS | FROM PAGE 10 back scored a career-high four TDs in a 37-11 win on the road at Revere. In the previous game, Everett's special teams play led the way in shutout trouncing of the Classical Rams at home. Everett has gotten down to power-run football first; anything else second on offense and it has carried the Tide to a perfect, 5-0 record. That undefeated mark includes a perfect 4-0 GBL mark as well. Everett has racked up about two miles of rushing offense since the season began, fueled by a slew of productive running backs, and led by Clerveaux and Cam Mohammed, fronted by a steady offensive line. The Tide can clinch at least a share of what would be Everett's 25th GBL Championship since 1992 with a win at home over 1-5 Medford. Kickoff is at 6:00 p.m. tonight. A win tonight combined with a win at home next week (Friday, October 29, 6:00 p.m.) on the road at Malden would make Everett sole Greater Boston League champions, in the first full GBL season since 2015. Malden was 1-4 overall (1-2 DEMARIA | FROM PAGE 14 duty as elected leaders to work with unions to make sure all Everett families have a voice and a say in their careers. I am proud to have this partnership with Darlene and the rest of the Greater Boston Labor Council in our shared mission of relentlessly fighting for hard working Everett families. Thank you Darlene for your kind words of support.” LATTANZI | FROM PAGE 16 an. He has also worked on many local campaigns and initiatives, and is proud of his contributions to the new city charter through his work on the Charter Commission. He has a reputation of being honest, trustworthy and a straight shooter. Al has seen where Everett has been, he sees the great progress we have made and he wants to be a part of where we’re going. ENCORE | FROM PAGE 8 Thus far, Encore has generated $453.5 million this year, bringing its monthly average to $50.3 million. Last year, the casino brought in a total of $331.2 million and averaged $27.6 million per month. Since opening in June 2019, Encore has brought in $1,099,689,732 for an average monthly revenue of $39.2 million. GBL) heading into last night's home game versus Lynn English. Malden Boys Soccer needed one more win for postseason berth Head coach Jeremiah Smith's Golden Tornado boys’ soccer squad grabbed a big, 1-0 win over visiting Lynn Classical Tuesday. Senior goalkeeper Josh Angulo got the shutout in net and had 7 saves on the day while Malden's lone goal came on a shot after a crossing pass from about 10 feet in front of the Classical net, late in the first half. Malden was seeking one more win to qualify for Division 1 MIAA State Soccer Tournament play when it hosted Revere on Thursday afternoon, at 6-5-4 overall. Results were not available at press time. Malden High football was blanked by Lynn Classical at the fabled Manning Field in Lynn Saturday, 32-0 The Tornado squad was again hampered by key personnel out with injury as well as costly turnovers. Malden did drive deep into Classical territory on two occasions, but could not punch one in. Classical quarterback Brian Vaughan Jr., son of the head coach Brian Vaughan had a strong day with two TD passes and one rushing touchdown. Classical went ahead, 24-0 at halftime and then added a fourth score on its first possession of the second half in the third quarter. Malden was scheduled to be back in action tonight at home, hosting GBL rival Lynn English at 6:00 p.m. Tonight is a "Pink Out" game where Breast Cancer Research Month will be acknowledged at Macdonald Stadium. Malden stays home next week when it hosts #3-ranked and undefeated Everett on Friday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. This will be Homecoming Night for Malden and the theme is "Black Out" with all fans encouraged to wear black-colored clothing to support the evening's festivities.

Page 22 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 Emotional support horse rides through city o-hosted by the Everett Chamber of Commerce and Horses Over America, an emotional support horse, Hercules, rode through Everett on Thursday, October 7. C Everett High School sophomore Katelyn Orozco, at right, pats Hercules. Cambridge Health Alliance Physician Assistants Eva Alves Eichen and Amanda Farrell Everett High School sophomore Kirsty Hall is shown with Hercules, an emotional support horse. GUEST | FROM PAGE 16 es and they can’t do any activities because there are no Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie is shown with Hercules and his handler, retired U.S. Army Colonel Gerry Scott, who is the Founder and Executive Director of Horses Over America. supplies. My niece told me her teacher couldn’t print her a progress report because they won’t get teachHercules takes a much-needed water break after walking from Glendale Park uphill to CHA Everett. ers ink for the printers. They can hire all these new people who do who knows what but they can’t get books and Kristin Aviles, RN sits on Hercules. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) supplies. Did you know that none of the kids at the high school had schedules until just before school started and that a lot of them didn’t get the classes they wanted? You should know these things because you hired these people. Have you heard about all of the fights? They are mainly at the high school but are happening everywhere. A couple years ago when my daughter was there they had hall monitors and internal suspension. That kept the kids safe and in school. Now those are gone and kids are getting seriously hurt. Are they going to wait until kids start bringing in knives and guns just like Boston? Kids can’t even get in to see guidance counselors because they are walking around the halls. How is that supposed to help kids apply for college or get a job? We had great schools here in Everett and you ruined it!! You went and hired someone from Boston who doesn’t know or care about our city or our kids. She has a million dollar house nowhere near us and is hiring all her friends from outside Everett. I’ve lived in Everett my whole life and I always vote. Me and other parents see what you have done to our schools and we are not happy. Get rid of this woman! She doesn’t care about us she just wants to get money for her and her friends. We are all voting soon and if you can’t do the job we can get someone else who can. Sincerely, A Concerned Parent

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 Page 23 Webster School PTO hosts Fall Festival (Editor’s Note: The Webster School PTO would like to thank the following major donors for their generous support: Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro, Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani, Home Depot in Everett, Showcase Cinemas in Woburn and Stop & Shop in Everett. The PTO would also like to thank the following donors who supported the Fall Festival Raffle Table: School Committee Member-atLarge Millie Cardello, Veterans Commissioner Jeanne Cristiano, Ward 2 School Committee Member Joseph LaMonica, Katie Lewis, Jason Marcus, The Sepe Family, Dunkin' Donuts, Texas Roadhouse and the 8/10 Bar & Grille.) Shown, from left to right, are kindergarten teachers Ms. Teresa Catalano, Ms. Marianne Masterson, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Ms. Stacy Pothier and Ms. Dawn Fialli. From left to right: School Committee member Millie Cardello, Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Ward 2 School Committee member/Councillor-at-Large candidate Joseph LaMonica, Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro and Ward 2 School Committee member candidate Jason Marcus donated raffle prizes. Seated from left to right are students Ella DiPierro, Samuel Cardello and Anthony DiPierro. Webster School Parent Teacher Organization member Millie Cardello, second grader Samuel Cardello, PTO member Elizabeth DiPierro, second grader Anthony DiPierro Jr., Patricia Savi and fifth grader Nicholas Savi are shown by a fall backdrop during this year’s Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 13. Ward 3 Councillor Anthony DiPierro donated bottles of water. Shown, from left to right, are guidance counselor Samantha Grant, Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Nicholas Savi. ~ POLITICAL ENDORSEMENT ~ Teamsters Local 25 and NAGE Local 298 endorse Mayor DeMaria E arly last week, Mayor Carlo DeMaria earned two more endorsements: from Teamsters Local 25 and the National Association of Government Employees (NAGE). NAGE Local 298 represents public and private workers across all levels of government from police officers to healthcare workers and office workers. NAGE 298 President Jennifer Sullivan said DeMaria’s “leadership, dedication and unparalleled expertise continue to be needed in leading the city of Everett. Examples of your successes of your leadership include: implementing inclusion in diversity, commitments in increased funding for education, standing up for our seniors, and making improvements in both infrastructure and transportation.” Teamsters Local 25 is one of the largest unions in Massachusetts, representing more than 12,000 hardworking people and nearly 700 active and retired members in Everett. “As a life-long Everett resident, you have dedicated your life to serving the community and residents of Everett. Throughout your career in public service, you have shown a keen understanding of the importance of worker rights, fair wages, and the benefits of union membership,” said President Sean O’Brien. “We share a common goal to make our communities better for our members to live, work and raise a family, especially in the city of Everett.” “Having earned both these endorsements is truly humbling,” said DeMaria. “Together, we have made great strides in improving the quality of life of Everett families, but more work has to be done. I am extremely proud of the work that we have accomplished and the work that we will accomplish. Thank you Jennifer and Sean for your words of support and your dedication to improving the lives of hard working people.”


THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 Page 25 Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen 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’s 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’ and representatives’ votes on roll calls from recent House and Senate sessions. There were no roll calls in the House and Senate last week. REPEAL $250 ASSET LIMIT (H 4011) House 130-29, overrode Gov. Charlie 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). This program 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.” Supporters of repealing the $250 limit said potential recipients are already facing economic hardship and should not be required to spend down a small amount of money in a savings account in order to qualify for this vital assistance. They argued it makes no sense to require recipients to spend down savings that could be used to pay their regular expenses and other important bills. (A “Yes” vote is for repealing the $250 asset limit. A “No” vote is for keeping the $250 limit.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes STUDY POVERTY IN MASSACHUSETTS (H 4016) House 131-28, overrode Gov. 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 is 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.” Supporters of the bill said the 29-member commission will ensure input from a variety of experts with experience in many areas. They noted the commission will make recommendations that will help to reduce poverty in the Bay State over the next ten years. (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes 48-HOUR NOTICE PRIOR TO PROCESSING MAIL-IN AND ABSENTEE BALLOTS (S 2545) Senate 38-0, approved an amendment that would require cities and towns to post a 48-hour notice prior to the processing of mail-in and absentee ballots and to inform the public that they are welcome to come to the polling place and observe the processing and counting. “This amendment creates an additional level of transparency paramount to improving the public’s trust in the election process,” said sponsor Sen Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton). “The public will be able to hold election officials accountable through this opportunity to oversee the processing of mail-in ballots which must be publicly posted 48 hours prior to said processing. The unanimous vote in the Senate to support this amendment is a clear indicator that this is a necessary step to increase transparency and will help maintain and restore the public’s trust in the process.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment). 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 October 1115, the House met for a total of six hours and 40 minutes while the Senate met for a total of four hours and four minutes. Mon. Oct. 11 No House session No Senate session Tues. Oct. 12 House 11:03 a.m. to 11:17 a.m. Senate 11:16 a.m. to 11:19 a.m. Wed. Oct. 13 House 11:01 a.m. to 1:14 p.m. No Senate session Thurs. Oct. 14 House 11:00 a.m. to 3:13 p.m. Senate 11:16 a.m. to 3:17 p.m. Fri. Oct. 15 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com

Page 26 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 Artists and poets sought for “Lines Connecting Lines” exhibit W e are seeking visual artists and poets for an exhibit of poetry and art that will highlight local poets, provide artistic stimulation and inspiration for artists in the area and further enhance the enjoyment and understanding of both art forms for the general public. Poems and artworks will hang side by side at UMA Gallery in Malden during National Poetry Month in April DIDOMENICO | FROM PAGE 18 in-person for a presidential or state primary and any municipal elections held on the same day. • Allows municipalities to optin to early voting in-person for any municipal election not held concurrently with another election. Permanent no-excuse mailin voting • Requires the Secretary of the Commonwealth to send out mail-in ballot applications to all registered voters on July 15 of every even-numbered year; the Secretary of the Commonwealth would have the option to include these applications as part of mailings already required to be sent by the Secretary. • As in 2020, postage would be guaranteed for mail-in ballot applications and ballots. • As in 2020, mail-in ballots would be accepted for a biennial state election if mailed on or by Election Day and received by 5 p.m. on the third day after the election. SCHOOL | FROM PAGE 4 as they involve students who are under 18. However, Tahiliani said she is aware of three fi ghts at the high school that were recorded and posted on social media. School Committee Member-at-Large Samantha Lambert agreed that social media has played a signifi cant role in sparking physical altercations. “Twenty-second video clips can go viral in minutes and can certainly be shocking and upsetting,” she said. “We will continue to listen and provide the resources to the professionals in our buildings who have the experience and expertise to respond and prevent these unfortunate incidents.” Ward 4 School Committee Member Dana Murray described the unrest as “very disturbing and distressing.” “Obvi2022. Participants must be 18 years old or older and from Malden, Medford, Melrose, Everett, Saugus, Stoneham or Revere. No fee. For poetry submission guidelines, please contact Lisa L. Sears at lisa_l_sears@yahoo. com with “Lines Connecting Lines: Poems” in the email subject line. Submission deadline: Wednesday, November 10. Additional fl exibility for local offi cials • Gives municipalities the option to set up secure drop boxes for mail-in ballots. • Allows election officials to preprocess mail-in and early voting ballots in advance of Election Day. • Gives municipalities discretion as to the use of a check-out list at a polling location. Accommodations for people with disabilities • Allows a voter with disabilities to request accommodations from the Secretary of the Commonwealth to vote by mail for state elections. • Accommodations would include the following: electronic and accessible instructions, ballot application and ballot and a voter affi davit that can be submitted electronically. Jail-based voting reforms • Helps ensure that individuals who are incarcerated who are currently eligible to vote are provided with voting information and materials to exercise ously, kids are struggling with reacclimating, and they are still suffering from the fallout of the pandemic,” she said. “Our children aren’t bouncing back the way many of us in education had hoped. This should be an all-hands-on-deck situation.” Yet, Murray said she is confi - dent that Tahiliani will restore order. “I trust that the increased presence of the superintendent and the new, more appropriate structures will help very much,” she said. “We are actively seeking and implementing solutions as quickly as possible, and we will continue to do so.” She also spoke about the merit of having school resource offi cers. “Their relationships with many of our most at risk kids is an essential piece,” said Murray, adding that supplemental training would be benefi cial. “None SCHOOL | SEE PAGE 29 lines, please contact Sears at lisa_l_sears@yahoo.com with “Lines Connecting Lines: Art” in the email subject line. Selected artists will choose a poem from the pool of accepted works and then have over three months to create a complementary work of art for pairing. Consideration deadline for artists is Friday, November 5. their right to vote in every state primary and election. • Through inclusion of an amendment, the bill ensures that individuals who are incarcerated are properly notifi ed of their right to vote upon release and given the opportunity fi ll out a voter registration form Joining the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) • Requires the Secretary of the Commonwealth to enter into an agreement with ERIC no later than July 1, 2022 (30 other states have already joined ERIC, which helps states keep more updated and accurate voting registrations to ensure voting integrity) • The Senate unanimously approved an amendment to the VOTES Act targeting vote-bymail ballot access by U.S. service members residing overseas and allowing for them to cast their vote electronically. • The bill also instructs the Secretary of State to conduct a comprehensive public awareness campaign to highlight the new voting and registration options. Say nir Sa y Senior Seni BY JIM MILLER For art submission guide- H t Fid Fiil Ai t sistance programs that can help seniors with home improvement projects? I would like to help my grandparents make a few modifi - cations to their house so they can continue living there safely, but money is tight. Searching Grandson Dear Searching, Yes! There are a number of fi - nancial aid programs available that can help seniors with home modifi cations and improvement projects for aging-in-place, but what’s available to your grandparents will depend on their fi - nancial situation and where they live. Here are some diff erent options to explore. Medicare Advantage benefits: While original Medicare does not typically pay for home improvements, if your grandparents are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan, it may off er some aid for modifi cations based on need. Contact their Medicare Advantage provider to see if this is available. Medicaid waivers: If your grandparents are low-income and eligible for Medicaid, most states have Medicaid Home and Community Based Services waivers that provide fi nancial assistance to help seniors avoid nursing homes and remain living at home. Each state has diff erent waivers, eligibility requirements and benefi ts. Contact your Medicaid offi ce (see Medicaid.gov) for information. Non-Medicaid government assistance: Many state governments and several agencies within the federal government have programs that help low to moderate income seniors, who aren’t eligible for Medicaid with home modifi cations. For example, the Department of Housing and Urban Development offers HUD Home Improvement Loans by private lenders. Contact a HUD approved counseling agency (call 800-569-4287) to learn more. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a Rural Development program that provides grants and loans to rural homeowners. Your local USDA service center (see offi ces.sc.egov.usda.gov) can give you more for information. Many states also have fi nancial assistance programs known as nursing home diversion programs. These programs, which may include grants or loans or a combination, helps pay for modifi cations that enable the elderly and disabled to remain living at home. Modifi cations covered typically include accessibiliHow to Find Financial Assistance for Aging-in-Place Improvements Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any fi nancial asty improvements like wheelchair ramps, handrails and grab bars. To find out if there are programs in your grandparent’s area, contact the city or county housing authority, the local Area Aging Agency (800-677-1116) or the state housing fi nance agency – see NCSHA.org/housing-help. Veteran benefi ts: If your either of your grandparents is a veteran with a disability, the VA provides grants like the SAH, SHA and HISA grants that will pay for home modifi cations. See Benefits.va.gov/benefits/factsheets/ homeloans/sahfactsheet.pdf for details and eligibility requirements. Some other VA programs to inquire about are the “Veteran-Directed Care” program and “Aid and Attendance or Housebound Benefi ts.” Both programs provide monthly fi nancial benefi ts to eligible veterans that can help pay for home modifi cations. To learn more, visit VA.gov/geriatrics or call 800-827-1000. Nonprofit organizations: Depending on where your grandparent’s live, they may also be able to get assistance in the form of fi nancial aid or volunteer labor to help with modifi cations. One of the most noteworthy is the organization Rebuilding Together (RebuildingTogether.org, 800-473-4229), which off ers three programs: Safe at Home, Heroes at Home, and National Rebuilding Day. Another option is community building projects, which provide seniors with volunteer labor to help them make home improvements. To search for projects in your grandparent’s area, do web search containing the phrase “community building project” followed by their “city and state.” Reverse mortgage: Available to seniors 62 and older who own their own home and are currently living there, a reverse mortgage will let your grandparents convert part of the equity in their home into cash – which can be used for home improvements – that doesn’t have to be paid back as long as they live there. But reverse mortgages are expensive loans, so this should be a last resort. For more information on these and other financial assistance programs, go to PayingForSeniorCare.com and click on “Senior Care” followed by “Home Modifi - cations.” Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book. nior ior

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 Page 27 PANARESE | FROM PAGE 13 and programs for both the Samuel Gentile Recreational Center and the Edward G. Connolly Center. • Active for most of my life with the youth of this community. Coached the Everett Eagles Pop Warner Football team for 24 years and the Everett Youth Baseball Cal Ripken League for eight years. • Married to Carol (Parisi) Panarese. Together we have two sons, both of whom attended Everett Public Schools and graduated Everett High School. Jonathan is currently employed at the North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital as a Physician Assistant in the Emergency Department and Gregory is currently employed at the Cambridge Health Alliance, Everett as an Emergency Department RN. Please consider me, Allen Panarese for City Councillor atLarge, voted citywide.

Page 28 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 PROGRESS | FROM PAGE 20 She also said only left turns would be permitted for vehicles exiting onto Glendale and Vernal Streets. In response, one resident said she was opposed to removing the tree in the center of the park. “That particular tree is the center point of the park,” she said. “It seems crazy to me to take it down.” Councillor-at-Large Richard Dell Isola said new play areas should be modeled after the playground at Swan Street Park. “If you go down to Swan Street Park, it’s full of kids, especially in the summertime,” he said. Woodland Park Under the fi rst proposal for Woodland Park, there would be three entrances and walkPROGRESS | SEE PAGE 29 We follow Social Distancing Guidelines! Frank Berardino MA License 31811 • 24 - Hour Service • Emergency Repairs BERARDINO Plumbing & Heating Residential & Commercial Service Gas Fitting • Drain Service 617.699.9383 Senior Citizen Discount 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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