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Page 2 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 Governor holds ceremonial bill signing for DiDomenico’s “breakfast after the bell” bill G overnor Charlie Baker held a ceremonial bill For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net signing for State Senator Sal DiDomenico’s bill, An Act regarding breakfast after the bell. While the Governor offi - cially signed this bill into law back in August, the Administration and the Legislature had not yet been able to come together for a signing ceremony, as was often customary prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. In lieu of an in-person ceremony, the Governor hosted a virtual ceremony on October 14 in which DiDomenico and his partners on the Rise and Shine Massachusetts coalition were able to speak to the importance of this bill and witness the Governor sign the legislation into law. “Breakfast after the bell has been a top policy priority of mine for years now,” said DiDomenico. “It was a great pleasure to join with my friends on the Rise and Shine coalition, my House partners, my staff and members of the Administration today to offi cially close the chapter on this legislative campaign and celebrate Sal DiDomenico State Senator this law that will undoubtedly help feed thousands of kids across Massachusetts. Of course, we know that more work lies ahead to tackle food insecurity and childhood hunger – especially in light of the COVID pandemic. However, I also know this entire team is ready to pick up where we left off and continue our work to ensure that all children in this Commonwealth have access to the food and nutrition that they need and deserve. I can’t wait to continue partnering with them and look forward to the work that lies ahead.” DiDomenico has been a longtime champion of anti-hunger policies in the Massachusetts Senate and has sponsored this “breakfast after the bell” bill for the past two legislative sessions. Earlier in the year, he was the recipient of the 2020 Breakfast Hero Award from the national anti-hunger campaign No Kid Hungry for his advocacy on “breakfast after the bell” and his work to end childhood hunger in the Commonwealth. This new law is the culmination of many years of work and advocacy by DiDomenico, his staff and food security advocates from across the state. Massachusetts previously required all schools with high percentages of students from low-income families to provide breakfast to every eligible student. However, because breakfast was typically off ered before the bell and in the cafeteria, participation levels have GOVERNOR | SEE PAGE 8

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Page 4 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 Night Shift and Teddie Peanut Butter make Halloween beer By Christopher Roberson N ight Shift Brewing and Teddie Natural Peanut Butter recently came together to create Spooky Spice, an imperial stout specially crafted for Halloween. “We have been their neighbors since 2014 and have often talked about collaborating on a beer,” said Night Shift co-ownANGELO’S FULL SERVICE "42 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2020 Regular Unleaded $1.919 MidUnleaded $2.399 Super $2.459 Diesel Fuel $2.279 KERO $4.159 Diesel $1.959 HEATING OI 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 er Michael Oxton. “We are excited to have fi nally made it happen in 2020.” He also said Night Shift had a very similar brew last year that was “incredibly popular.” “We brought it back this year and this time decided to go with our local, neighboring, natural peanut butter company for the peanut butter element,” said Oxton. Therefore, he expects that it will rapidly become a consumer favorite. “We anticipate it selling out quickly – it’s even more Councillor Wayne Matewsky’s 41st Halloween Children’s Party postponed until 2021 E verett’s Annual Halloween Party – hosted by Councilor-at-Large Wayne Matewsky – is unfortunately cancelled this year. The event was initiated in 1979 due to concerns of tainted candy at that time, and now because of COVID-19, The Matewsky Committee has decided to postpone until 2021. The Halloween Party has served thousands of children over the past years with good old-fashioned family entertainment. The Committee will be delivering Halloween goody bags to children who attended the Schiavo Club Halloween Party last year. Matewsky wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween and thanks the many popular this year,” said Oxton. In addition, to the existing hints of vanilla and cinnamon, Teddie has added caramel, peanut butter brittle and dark chocolate to make Spooky Spice. “It tastes like Halloween,” said Mark Nazarian, spokesperson for Teddie. “Night Shift has been Wayne Matewsky Councillor-at-Large volunteers and friends who have made the Annual Party a success over the years. great. They’re good people. We like to help the neighbors.” This is also not the fi rst time that Teddie has partnered with another business to create a product. Nazarian said the company is also a vendor for Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers in Framingham and the Alvarium Beer Company in New Britain, Conn. language accessibility M City Hall increases ayor Carlo DeMaria was pleased to announce that the city has contracted with Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. to improve its ability to communicate verbally with non-English speaking residents. Lionbridge is an interpretation service that provides on-demand, as-needed telephonic interpretation in more than 380 diff erent languages. Everett 311 is the designated number to reach the city for assistance. All 311 operators will have access to more than 380 languages. Lionbridge provides services in Arabic, Cantonese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole and Vietnamese, to name a few. DeMaria has made it a priority to ensure accessibility for all. “Language barriers should not prevent someone from accessing city services. Resources should be accessible to everyone regardless of the language you speak,” he said. “These services are available immediately to all Everett residents.” Monogram D4 Double siding Cedar impression half rounds Harvey Vinyl 62 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 Prices subject to change HAPPY FALL! Y FLEET

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Page 8 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 Clip & Dip celebrates 35 years in business P opular pet grooming company Clip & Dip recently celebrated its new location and 35 years of service to area pets. The new shop is now open at 305 Elm St. across from Woodlawn Cemetery. Expert groomer Joan Fiorentino and her staff were congratulated for three years of quality service. The City Council presented Fiorentino with a proclamation wishing her continued success. Joan Fiorentino, owner of Clip & Dip, with Councillor-at-Large Wayne Matewsky and his dog Tammy. Halloween remains on schedule M ayor Carlo DeMaria has announced that Halloween Trick or Treating will proceed from 5-7 p.m. on October 31. He is requesting that residents celebrate the holiday in a safe, socially distanced fashion. If you choose to participate, please wear a mask, wash your hands and keep six GOVERNOR | FROM PAGE 2 been low – at less than 40 percent – compared to 80 90 percent participation for free and reduced price lunch. To remedy this problem, An Act regarding breakfast after the bell now requires all public K 12 schools with 60 percent or more students eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the federal National School Lunch Program to offer breakfast after the instructional day begins. Moving breakfast from before the bell to after the bell is a provHOUSING | FROM PAGE 6 system. Rosi also said she is expecting an “eviction wave” with the moratorium no longer in effect. Therefore, she is actively looking for attorneys as well as case managers and program managers. In addition, the City Council recently voted to request that Mayor Carlo DeMaria feet apart. If you do not wish to participate, make sure to keep your front lights off. “Halloween is not cancelled in Everett. As important as our health and wellness is, we must keep in mind the mental health of our children by creating some semblance of normalcy,” said DeMaria. en strategy to boost breakfast participation and ensure that all students have the nutrition they need to start their day ready to learn. As a federally reimbursed program, “breakfast after the bell” has the potential to provide up to $25 million statewide to Massachusetts school districts that increase participation rates to 80 percent and above. These payments are made directly to school nutrition departments, helping to support jobs, update kitchen equipment and provide healthier menu options. take $2 million from free cash to fund a Pay the Rent Program. “Something must be done; we must be ready to step in,” said Ward 2 Councillor Stephanie Martins during the council’s October 13 meeting, adding that tenants will be burdened with an average of $6,000 to cover five months of back rent. (Courtesy Photo)

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 Page 9 Alterations possible as schools approach second phase of reopening plan By Christopher Roberson W ith Everett stuck in the red zone for COVID-19 transmission, Superintendent of Schools Priya Tahiliani recently presented three alternatives as the district prepares to move into the second phase of its reopening plan. Tahiliani said the options include delaying the second phase, dismissing students at noon or having one group of students in school on Mondays and Tuesdays and a second group of students in school on Thursdays and Fridays. The second phase, which will introduce the hybrid teaching and learning model, is slated to begin on November 16. School Committee Chairman Thomas Abruzzese said he wanted to know why Everett has remained in the red zone week after week. “It’s like this foregone conclusion that we’re going to stay in the red zone,” he said during the October 19 School Committee meeting. “It seems like Everett, Chelsea and Revere are automatically in the red zone.” Although he supports the ongoing efforts of Governor Charlie Baker to combat the virus, Abruzzese said, there is still pressure from Beacon Hill. “This, in many ways, has become a political situation,” he said. “I know Governor Baker wants everybody to go back to school yesterday.” Ward 1 School Committee Member Allen Panarese, a respiratory therapist at the Everett campus of Cambridge Health Alliance, said bringing students back to the classroom should not be a major obstacle. “If we train the kids right, it’s as easy as wearing a mask and washing your hands – it’s really as simple as that,” he said. “The problem is a lot of people don’t want to hear that, but it’s a diff erent world today,” he said. In other news, Tahiliani said students in kindergarten through eighth grade took the i-Ready Math and Reading Diagnostic Assessments. To date, 87 percent of those students have completed the math assessment and 86 percent have completed the reading assessment. Last year’s results showed that 92 percent of students completed the math assessment and 74 percent of students completed the reading assessment. Regarding remote learning, Tahiliani said 2,300 students have been using BrainPop while Newsela and Clever have been Cambridge Health Alliance names new Chief Nursing Offi cer C ambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north communities, has named Lanie Ward, MBA, BSN, RN, as its new Chief Nursing Offi cer (CNO). Ward will oversee nursing at CHA’s two hospital campuses – Cambridge and Everett – and its network of primary care and specialty care centers. Ward has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare administration and has served in senior nursing roles in organizations across the country. She has served as CHA’s interim CNO since June 2020. “Lanie has done a fantastic job in her time at CHA already,” said CHA CEO Dr. Assaad Sayah. “Arriving in the aftermath of the COVID-19 surge, she provided exceptional leadership, stability and support for our staff , nurses and providers as we reopened sites across our system.” She also played a critical role in the preparations for CHA’s recent Joint Commission accreditation survey, sharing insights, best practices and lessons from her experiences at other institutions. Prior to joining CHA, Ward was the senior vice president of patient care services/ CNO at Summa Health System in Ohio. Summa serves more than one million patients in Ohio. At Summa, she brought nursing together system-wide to standardize care, practice and shared governance. Additionally, under her leadership, the system achieved signifi cant improvepopular as well. Tahiliani lauded the eff orts of Webster School teachers Devon Abruzzese, Danae Cardello, Jessica Pelletier and Shaelyn Paolucci, who raised money to purchase Scholastic books for all 50 of their third grade students. “This eff ort is emblematic of the teachers throughout our district,” said Tahiliani. In addition, she said the schools received a donation of 4,360 N-95 reusable masks from an anonymous donor. The donation was made in memory of civil rights activist Edward McClure of Brookline, who passed away in November 2019. SALES • RENTALS • PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ments in safety, including reduced serious safety events. Before her time at Summa, Ward was the CNO at Broward General Medical Center and Chris Evert Children’s Hospital in Florida. Broward is a nonprofi t community health system that encompasses more than 30 healthcare facilities with four hospitals. She received her master’s degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky. VARADA PROPERTIES service with integrity Serving Greater Boston Since 2008 FOR SALE $989,900 TWO-FAMILY PROPERY westside • prime location INCOME POTENTIAL 617 • 606 • 0172 8 ELSIE STREET • MALDEN

Page 10 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 City announces Holiday October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Portal To Hope sends special thanks to our program supporters and volunteers! For more information about Portal To Hope, or to get involved in the cause to end domestic violence, please call (781) 338-7678, or visit www.portaltohope.org Join Portal To Hope’s Domestic Violence Task Force or Youth Leadership and Safety Council “Adopt a Senior Program” T he Holiday Season is a time for reflecting, celebration and giving. This year is no different. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Council on Aging are launching the Adopt a Senior Program. Many seniors are alone on holidays and often this year feeling isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is designed to add some comfort and joy into our seniors’ lives. We are requesting donations of toiletries, sundries, socks (white only, crew or ankle), soaps, hand lotions, sanitizers, housecoats/dresses, gloves and hats. All items must be new and in their original packaging. Donations will be accepted at the Connolly Center (rear door only) on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. until noon, beginning Thursday, October 29 and ending on Friday, November 27. These items will be distributed anonymously to seniors in need. Hopefully, we can spread some joy into the life of a senior. We thank you in advance. If you have any questions, please call us at the Connolly Center at 617-394-2323 or 617-394-2260. Please ask for Margaret. Holiday Assistance Program available for income eligible residents M ayor Carlo DeMaria and the Office of Human Services invite low-income Everett residents to apply for holiday meal and toy assistance. Applications will be taken at the rear entrance of the Connolly Center at 90 Chelsea St. on Thursdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Applications will also be accepted on Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The dates for dropping off applications are October 22, 23 and 29 as well as November 5 and 6. 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, have a temperature check and remain socially distant and outside the rear entrance of the Connolly Center until you are called. Please: only one member for each family. For additional information please call the Office of Human Services at 617-3942260 or 617-394-2323. Voting in Everett for the November 3 General Election E lection Day is fast approaching. The last day to register to vote in the November 3 General Election is Saturday, October 24. The side entrance to Everett City Hall on Church Street will be open that day between 2-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Voter registration may also be done online at www.registertovotema.com. Early voters are asked to please use the side entrance of Everett City Hall on Church Street during the following dates and times: Friday, October 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, October 26 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, October 29 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If an Everett resident prefers to vote by mail, the last day to submit an application to vote by mail is Wednesday, October 28 at 5 p.m. “During these unprecedented times, we want the residents of the city of Everett to be able to exercise their right to vote during this election as safely as possible,” said Mayor Carlo DeMaria. “We have provided options for the residents to cast their vote and let their voices be heard.” On Election Day, the City of Everett has selected temporary polling locations. By order of the City Council, the follow places have been designated as Polling Places: Ward 1 – Connolly Center (Armory), 90 Chelsea St. VOTING | SEE PAGE 13

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 Page 11 October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month V ictims of domestic violence are already impacted by external factors, including isolation from support systems, financial strains and other stresses that impede their opportunities for leaving abusive relationships. Added to this is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting everyone. The City of Everett and Everett Police Department offer help to individuals and families struggling through domestic violence. Having partnered with Portal To Hope in 1998 to create the award-winning EVAPorate Violence program onsite at the Everett Police Department, the Everett Police are able to be aware of escalated abuse cases. “When the Everett Police are called to a scene with domestic violence implications, they are able to provide information to victims of domestic violence and lead them back to EVAPorate Violence,” said Police Chief Steven Mazzie. EVAPorate Violence provides support to victims by conducting follow-up on Abuse Prevention Orders and crimes involving domestic violence and sexual assault and stalking crimes related to intimate partner violence. “Through the program and onsite services, victim advocates are able to keep better connected with the police for outreach purposes; and resource information, including updates to the laws governing domestic violence, are shared. This helps law enforcement to ensure a better response,” said Mazzie. Having had to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic to meet the crisis intervention needs of people impacted by domestic violence, especially during the call for sheltering-in-place to stop the spread of COVID-19, EVAPorate Violence has had to develop new safety policies and get creative around helping victims to access services. “We have been leaving information at food banks and medical facilities and using social media to facilitate outreach to people,” said EVAPorate Violence Director Deborah Fallon. “Of course, as we all struggle through the pandemic, we face challenges to accessing systems for justice and support that we are navigating through; we are grateful to have the partnerships that we have shared for years with the courts, gov~ LETTER TO THE EDITOR ~ New help to quit menthol tobacco products Gift cards totaling $50 can motivate smokers and vapers to quit Dear Editor: Smoking and vaping may put people at higher risk of complications from COVID-19, especially because they can weaken the immune system and damage the lungs. So, this is an especially good time for those who smoke or vape to try to quit. In addition, as a result of a new law, menthol tobacco products have been removed from regular stores in Massachusetts. With menthol tobacco products unavailable and COVID-19 risks continuing, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has found a new way to help people quit. The Massachusetts Smokers’ Helpline is now offering up to three gift cards totaling $50 to people who use menthol tobacco products and the Helpline’s free coaching services. Residents can call the Helpline at 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) about the program and for free coaching and support 24 hours each day, seven days a week. They can also enroll online at makesmokinghistory.org. Helping people who use menthol products quit is especially important because the tobacco industry has strategically and successfully targeted Black, Latinx and LGBTQ+ people with menthol products. As a result of aggressive marketing practices and pressures related to discrimination and daily stressors, menthol tobacco use is high in these communities. Massachusetts residents who use menthol tobacco products who speak with the Helpline’s supportive coaches can receive a $10 gift card after completing the first coaching call, a $15 gift card after the second and a $25 gift card after the third coaching call. In addiLETTER | SEE PAGE 17 October 27, 2020 | 7:30 PM Virtual Meeting posted via Facebook Live Please email us to submit in advance or to participate in the forum: • Experiences with the Everett Police Deportment via email or video clips of testimonials • Considerations or questions for the Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Equal Employment Commission • Pose questions directly in the chat during the forum ernment, hospitals, housing agencies, local businesses, schools, and civic and religious organizations, because they help us to ensure that services are available to victims and their families.” In the beginning of the pandemic, EVAPorate Violence experienced an 18% uptick in referrals for help. While the numbers have lessened, EVAPorate Violence still has a 9% increase in those calls. Proud of the partnership that the Everett Police Department has shared with local nonprofit organization Portal To Hope, which helped to create the program 22 years ago, Fallon said, “We are grateful for the leadership that remains innovative at the Everett Police Department and in Everett city government. By working in partnership to hold offenders accountable for their domestic violence crimes and supporting victims during the added pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are able to learn from each other and constantly adapt to the needs of the community.” EVAPorate Violence plans to celebrate its 23 years of partnership with the Everett Police Department and City of Everett at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The one-hour event will be online and will also highlight its new program for youngsters via the Foundation Trust and Everett Citizens Foundation. For more information, please call (617) 394-2431. If you or someone you know needs help against abuse, please call 911 for emergencies, and call (617) 394-2431 to reach EVAPorate Violence for additional support at the Everett Police Department. Halloween remains on schedule M ayor Carlo DeMaria has announced that Halloween Trick or Treating will proceed from 5-7 p.m. on October 31. He is requesting that residents celebrate the holiday in a safe, socially distanced fashion. If you choose to participate, please wear a mask, wash your hands and keep six feet apart. If you do not wish to participate, make sure to keep your front lights off. “Halloween is not cancelled in Everett. As important as our health and wellness is, we must keep in mind the mental health of our children by creating some semblance of normalcy,” said DeMaria. Our goal is to create the opportunity for the Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Equal Employment Commission to hear directly from the Everett community to voice their concerns, provide feedback, ask questions from the Commission, and to advocate for chonges within the Everett Police Deportment. Please email eeverettdiversityandequity@gmail.com

Page 12 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 Greater Boston theatres play “wicked hard” to support artists and theatre practitioners in crisis T imes are hard and when times get hard, Boston Plays Wicked Hard. To raise funds for the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund (TCBF), an organization that helps theatre practitioners in times of need, 54 area theatre companies have collaborated to promote a limited-edition T-shirt which celebrates the diversity and vitality of the Boston theater community. These special T-shirts, which have the Boston Plays Wicked Hard logo on the front and a list of the 54 participating theatre companies on the back, are just $25, with 100% of the proceeds from sales going directly to TCBF. Note that tax and shipping are not included. To purchase one of these limited-issue T-shirts, and to show support for local theatre artists during this challenging time, theatre fans can visit Rowboat Creative and their Creatives Who Care initiative at http://bostonplays. creativeswhocare.org. “I have seen how furloughs are aff ecting our industry, and know that, sadly, there is very little work in the foreseeable future for Boston’s Theater Community,” said Greater Boston Stage Company Associate Artistic Director llyse Robbins. “In addition, as a board member for Stage Source and the Theatre Community Benevolent Fund, I have seen the incredible need pouring in from our community of artists and practitioners. I have spent many wonderful evenings in the theater with and thanks to these talented and dedicated artists. I wanted a fun and easy way to allow audiences to show their support during these unprecedented times.” Robbins said she was inspired by the Chicago Acts Together campaign, a similar project spearheaded by Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. “We are overwhelmed and humbled by the outpouring of support these theater companies have shown our community,” said TCBF President Amy Spalletta. “By putting their names to this initiative and taking to their social media and mailing lists to promote, they have shown how much they care about the individual artists and practitioners who call the Boston Theater Community their home. On behalf of the entire TCBF volunteer board, we are extremely grateful.” For more information, please contact Robbins at ilyse@ greaterbostonstage.org.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 Page 13 Everett Crimson Tide Pop Warner Golf Tourney Champs EHS junior commits to play football at Boston College By Christopher Roberson I smael Zamor, a junior wide receiver for the Everett High School Crimson Tide, recently made a verbal commitment to play for the Boston College Eagles. Prior to settling on Boston College, Zamor had received offers from Temple, Syracuse and Michigan. He was also named a three star recruit by 247sports.com and is one of the top five high school football players in Massachusetts. Zamor, who stands at 6’1” and weighs 170 pounds, scored 12 touchdowns during his sophomore season. Former Everett High stars Lukas Denis, Manny Asprilla and CHAMPS: Mike Quatieri, Anthony Cruciotti, Eric Tracia and Marc Weiner won the Everett Crimson Tide Pop Warner annual golf tournament at Peabody Meadow on Saturday. (Photo Courtesy of Everett Crimson Tide Pop Warner) EHS junior Ismael Zamor recently made a verbal commitment to play football at Boston College. (Courtesy Photo) Jason Maitre also went on to play for Boston College. Everett Flag Football Standings VOTING | FROM PAGE 10 Ward 2 – Keverian School, 20 Nichols St. Ward 3 – Recreation Center, 47 Elm St. Ward 4 – Pope John High DEA | FROM PAGE 7 er e-cigarette devices from individual consumers, only after the batteries are removed from the devices. If the battery cannot be removed, individual consumers can check with large electronic chain stores who may accept the vape pen or e-cigarette devices for propSchool, 888 Broadway Ward 5 – Wellness Center, Old Everett High School, 584 Broadway Ward 6 – English School, 105 Woodville St. er disposal. Liquids, including intravenous solutions, syringes and other sharps, and illegal drugs cannot be dropped off. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. For more information on DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and to find a collection site near you, visit www.deatakeback.com.

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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 Page 15 OBITUARIES Dorothy Ann Camerlengo A woman who loved her family and children passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the Lahey Hospital. She was 91 years old. Dorothy was one of 10 children born to Ruth and Michael Cannon. She grew up in Medford in a home busting at the seams with children, a bit of chaos, and a lot of love. In a family of that size, she learned very quickly about cooperation, moderation, thinking of others, and most importantly that family always came fi rst. Those values and life lessons are what guided her throughout the remainder of her life. She married her husband Albert “Gerry” in 1951 and started their life together on an Air Force Base in Oregon. Leaving a life surrounded by a large amount of family was a bit of a culture shock, but that is what you do for the one you love. After their stint in Oregon, they moved back to Everett, then Malden where they raised their 3 children. In 1969, they purchased their home in Burlington where Dorothy has made a warm and loving home for her family for the past 51 years. Dorothy’s life revolved around caring for others. It was never about her, it was what she could do for someone else. One of her jobs of the years was working as a nanny for a family in Lynnfi eld for many years. She embraced the children like they were her own fi lling their lives with wonderful experiences, harmony, and a sense of being loved unconditionally. Another position she had was as a home health aide for seniors. She was kind, understanding, and gave them the independence and the dignity to live somewhat independently rather than being in an assisted living or nursing home facility. Her most important position in life was that of mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was always there for her family. She was a stay at home mother, ran the household, was everyone’s confi dant, and supported her family in whatever manner she could. She cared for her grandchildren so her daughters could keep their careers. She always described her grandchildren and great grandchildren as “Her Loves.” She had a special gift that made her be able to connect with each one in a special way. She was fun, engaging, always had a smile, and would not hesitate to get on the fl oor, even in her later years and play any sort of game. She did the same with her great grandchildren. They all had the opportunity to experience her warm and nurturing love. Even in her last days, she was still doing puzzles with them as if she did not have a care in the world. Her kindness extended to extended family as well. She cared for her husband’s aunt and she assisted and visited her siblings and spouses through their health challenges as well. She loved working around her home, tending to her fl ower gardens, and being a part of neighborhood gatherings and cookouts. She also enjoyed spending time with her girlfriends at Bingo and as a member of several bowling leagues. She was a ray of sunshine right up to passing. Dorothy will always be remembered and described as “a woman who loved and was loved by all.” Dorothy was the Beloved wife of OBITUARIES | SEE PAGE 18

Page 16 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 OBITUARIES Leonard Pepper Geraldine Doherty Of Everett entered into rest on Saturday, October 17, 2020 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after being in failing health. He was 66 years old. Born in Boston, Lenny lived in Everett for many years. He was a foreman for U.S. Gypsom Company. Son of the late Mary (Rossetti) and Warren Pepper. Beloved husband of Zacharoula (Drousou) Pepper for over 42 years. Dear and devoted father of Jacqueline Brett of Malden and Sophia Pepper of Everett. Dear brother of Betty Pepper of Chelsea, Rose Pepper-Addinivola of Everett, Valerie Sheppard of Chelsea, Warren Pepper,Jr. of Everett, and Frankie Pepper of Everett, Loving grandfather of Dimitri Pepper and Adrianna Heres. Late U.S. Army Veteran. In lieu of fl owers, contributions in Leonard’s memory to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Ste. B-102 Danvers, MA, 01923 would be sincerely appreciated. Claire A. (Winsor) Russell Entered into eternal rest Thursday evening, October 15, 2020 at her home in Everett. She was 83 years of age. Born in Chelsea, she is the daughter of the late Oliver and Anna (Mayo) Dudley. Geraldine graduated from St. Rose High School in Chelsea, Class of 1955. Geraldine began her working career as a homemaker to her own home, to her husband, and to her fi ve children. Once her children were grown Geraldine dedicated 30 years as a secretary to Dr. David Mullane’s Offi ce. She retired in 2005 when she was 72 years old. Geraldine was a long time Everett resident, which is where she has resided for the last 34 years. She enjoyed her retirement with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Geraldine is the wife of the late James J. Doherty, Jr., with whom she shared 35 years of marriage before his passing in 1994. She is the beloved mother of James A. Doherty and his wife Debbra of Peabody, Linda M. Doherty of Ipswich, Barbara A. Recupero and her husband Giovanni of Ipswich, Margaret M. Sands and her husband Barry of West Newbury, Michael E. Doherty and his wife Lynnelle of Everett. Sister of the late William Dudley, James Dudley, Florence Panico, Helen Avola, Thresa DeCicco, Marie Nigrelli. Also lovingly survived by 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Of Rutland, formerly of Everett on October 19. She was surrounded by her loving family, including her dog’s Lola, Elliot, and her favorite Roscoe by her side. Beloved wife of the late Raymond. Cherished mother of Raymond and his wife Tina of Rutland, and the late Doug Russell of Everett. Treasured Grammy of Hannah, Elizabeth, and Cammie Russell of Rutland. She is also survived by her deceased husband’s daughters: Judy, Doreen and Elise from a previous marriage to whom she treated like her own. Sister of Joan Farnsworth and her husband Harold, Sister-in-law to Carol Winsor, and Carol Hamilton, and Fred Merchant. Claire was predeceased by her sister’s Phyllis and Ruth and her brother’s James and Robert. Judith Ann “Judy” (Byington) Monsini Of Malden, formerly of Everett and Medford, passed away on October 10, 2020. Judy was the daughter of the late Melvin B. and Eleanor A. Byington. DevotOBITUARIES | SEE PAGE 17

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 Page 17 OBITUARIES OBITUARIES | FROM PAGE 16 ed mother of Albert V. Monsini and his wife Andrea of Winchester and Christopher R. Monsini and his wife Michelle of North Andover. She was the proud grandmother of six grandchildren: Devin, Christian, Julia, Caroline, Gianna and Milania. Loving sister of Janet Mecrones, Roberta Byington, Jeanne McManus and her husband James, and Sheila Perron. Also survived by her former spouse Albert R. “Al” Monsini. People will always remember Judy for her joyful and loving presence. She was a very spiritual person whose hobbies included reading, word puzzles and astrology. Judy will be remembered for creating many astrological charts for her friends and family. She was also a great friend to animals especially her beloved dog Floyd, who passed away recently. Judy will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 27 in St. Joseph Church, 770 Salem Street, Malden at 10:15 am, followed by an interment at Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Services at the funeral home are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Judy’s memory may be made to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm. Jonathan C. Nuñez nations may be made in Jonathan’s name to North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Donations Office, 301 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150. Please note the donation for the Meridian House Recreation Fund or for the Adults and Adolescents with Substance Abuse Services. Francesco “Frank” Panaccio Of East Boston, formerly Everett, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Loving son of Nancy (Holland) Nuñez of Saugus and Carlos Nuñez. Devoted husband of Filipe Dos Santos of East Boston. Dear brother of Brian Nuñez of Saugus. Also survived by his loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorial doOf Everett, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving and caring family. He was 83 years old. Frank was born in Guardiagrele, Chieti, Aburzzo, Italy and lived in Everett for 65 years. He was a construction foreman by profession, spending several years working at MIT in facilities where he retired in 2013. He was a proud member and original founder of the Sons of Orsogna Association. Working brought him the greatest joy because he was able to give his family a life of ease and comfort. His happiness came from being surrounded by his loving family and friends. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father and friend. Beloved husband of Livia (Colasante) for 55 years. Dear and devoted father of Joanna Opalinski and her husband, Joe, of Arlington and Frank Panaccio and his wife, Cara, of Wayland. Brother of Giovanna Panaccio of Italy and the late Serafina Panaccio. Loving grandfather to Joseph, Marisa and Giulia Opalinski and Livia and Frank Panaccio, Jr. Contributions in Frank’s member to the America Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 would be sincerely appreciated. LETTER | FROM PAGE 11 tion, up to 8 weeks of free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges are also available to residents who speak with a coach (with medical eligibility). While supplies last, the offer of gift cards can motivate smokers and vapers to call the Helpline. For more information contact Edgar Duran Elmudesi at the Metro Boston Tobacco-Free Community Partnership at 617451-0049 x549or eduran@ hria.org. Sincerely, Edgar Duran Elmudesi , MSW Metro Boston Tobac - co-Free Community Partnership

Page 18 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 OBITUARIES | FROM PAGE 15 the late Albert G. Loving mother of David of Burlington, Joan Sunderland & her husband Mark of Burlington and Luanne Cordeau & her husband Daniel of Concord. Proud grandmother of Stacy Comb & her husband Brad, Marianne Munroe, Haley & Michael Cordeau. Great Grandmother of Gracelyn Rose Maribito and Allison Comb. Sister of Lawrence Cannon of Concord, NH, and the late Winifred Farineau, Janet Vangel, Janice Chalifour, Ruth Conley, William, James, Charles & George Cannon. In lieu of fl owers, memorials in Dorothy’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 www. alzmassnh.org. Sa Sa a Sa BY JIM MILLER How to Find an Online Therapist Dear Savvy Senior, What is the best way to fi nd online therapy services for my anxiety and depression? I just turned 63 and have become increasingly hopeless since the COVID pandemic hit and cost me my job. I need to get some professional help, but I’m also high risk for illness and very concerned about leaving the house. Need Help Dear Need, I’m sorry to hear about your job loss and the diffi culties you’re going through right now, but you’re not alone. Because of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic downturn, fear, anxiety and depression is being reported by 45 percent of Americans, according a Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll. To help you through this diffi cult time there are a variety of therapists, psychologists, and other mental health providers you can turn to. And because of the pandemic, most of them are now offering counsel to their clients online through teletherapy services. This will allow you to interact virtually with a therapist from the comfort of your home using only a smartphone, tablet or computer. How to Find a Therapist A good fi rst step to locating a therapist is to ask your primary care provider or family and friends for a referral. You can also look on your insurer’s website for a list of therapists covered under your plan. But be aware that some insurers have limited, or even no coverage for mental health and many mental healthcare providers don’t participate in insurance plans. (Medicare does cover mental health services.) Other resources to help you fi nd a good therapist include online fi nder tools at the American Psychological Association (locator.apa.org) and the American Psychiatric Association (fi nder.psychiatry.org). If you want some help, there are also online platforms that can help match you with a licensed mental health provider. For example, Talkspace (talkspace. com) and BetterHelp (betterhelp.com), are virtual services you can access through your phone or computer, that contracts with thousands of licensed and credentialed therapists. The process starts with a few questions to assess your goals, your condition, and your preferences, and then matches you with some top therapists in your state. If you don’t have insurance coverage or can’t aff ord therapy, you can call or text 211 (or go to 211.org) anytime for a referral to a provider who off ers support at no cost or on a sliding scale, based on your budget. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 and ask for a referral to a local resource or provider or ask to be transferred to their “warm line” for nonemergency calls, where you can talk anonymously to a trained professional at no cost. Another possible option is Federally Qualifi ed Health Centers, which are community-based health centers, some of which may off er teletherapy services at no-cost. To search for centers in your area visit FindAHealthCenter. hrsa.gov. There’s also this website called Open Path Collective (openpathcollective.org), where therapists off er lowcost online sessions for between $30 and $60. Interview Your Therapist Before you start sessions with a therapist, it’s important to make sure he or she meets your needs. If you’re not comfortable with the person, you’re unlikely to benefi t from the therapy. So, schedule a call or a video chat to get a feel for each other, and to ask about the therapist’s training, years in practice, specialties, therapy techniques and fee. Ideally the therapist you choose will be a good personality fi t for you and will be within your budget and/or covered by your insurance. 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. y Senin y Senior nioreniior Sen or

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 Page 19 Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen LISTEN TO THE BOB KATZEN BABY BOOMER AND GEN X RADIO AND ONLINE SHOW: Are you, like me, tired of being subjected to puzzled looks, blank stares and comments from younger people who look at you like you are Mel Brooks’ “2,000 Year Old Man” when you mention something from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s or even the 1980s? I invite you, your family and your friends to jump in my Delorean time machine and join me every Sunday night between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. for a trip back to a time we all fondly call “The Good Old Days.” The show is pure fun! Designed exclusively for YOU—Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. There are many ways you can listen to the show from anywhere in the world: If you have a smart speaker, simply say, “Play WMEX on RADIO.COM”’ Download the free RADIO.COM app on your phone or tablet Listen online at: www.radio. com/1510wmex/listen Tune into 1510 AM if you still have an AM radio THE HOUSE AND SENATE. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call looks at Question 2, one of the two questions on the ballot that will be decided directly by the voters in November. Secretary of State Bill Galvin has mailed the “Information for Voters on the 2020 Ballot Questions,” nicknamed the “Red Book,” to voters across the state. If you didn’t receive a copy, you can see one online at https://www.sec.state. ma.us/ele/elepdf/IFV_2020.pdf or call the secretary’s office at 1-800-462-VOTE to have one mailed to you. Question 2 asks voters if they approve of a proposed law that would implement a voting system known as “ranked-choice voting” (RCV) in which voters rank one or more candidates in order of preference. If one candidate receives more than 50 percent of the first-place votes, that candidate would be declared the winner and no other rounds would be necessary. If no candidate receives a majority of firstplace votes, the candidate that received the least number of first-choice votes is eliminated. The second choice of the voters who supported the eliminated candidate now becomes their first choice and is added to the totals of the remaining candidates. The same process is repeated, if necessary, until a candidate is the first choice of a majority of voters. Under current law, cities and towns can adopt RCV for local elections for offices including city councils and town select boards by charter commission or by home rule petition. Cambridge is currently the only city or town that uses RCV for its city elections. Both Amhrest and Easthampton recently approved RCV and will implement it for their local elections beginning in 2021. According to Question 2’s sponsors, there are local efforts to approve RCV being pursued in Arlington, Brookline and Northampton. The system, if approved in November, would be used statewide in every city and town beginning in 2022 in primary and general elections for all Massachusetts statewide offices, seats in the Massachusetts State Senate and House, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and most county offices except county commissioner. The system would also not be used in any U.S. presidential race. The initial vote count to see if any candidate reaches 50 percent on the first round would be conducted by individual cities and towns. Any contest which goes to a second round or beyond will be calculated at a central tabulation facility where voters’ rankings would be entered into a computer, which would then calculate the results of each round of the counting process. The measure would give candidates at least three days to request a recount and require the secretary of state to conduct a voter education campaign about the ranked-choice voting process. Gov. Charlie Baker’s Office of Administration and Finance is required by law to analyze the fiscal consequences if the proposed law is approved. “This measure will likely require implementation costs for state and municipal elections officials, but because the proposed law would only apply to elections and primaries that are held on or after January 1, 2022, the fiscal consequences of this proposed measure for state and municipal government finances are otherwise unknown,” said the analysis. “Voters are tired of feeling like they have to hold their noses and vote for the lesser of two evils,” Evan Falchuk, Board Chair of Yes on 2 told Beacon Hill Roll Call. “We should have more than two choices when it comes to elections. We should be able to vote for who we truly like, instead of worrying that the candidate we like might be a ‘spoiler.’ The people we elect should have to build consensus—not division—in order to win. And they must be accountable to the broadest spectrum of voters, not just their ‘base.’” “At a time when anxiety of the integrity of our election system is at an all-time high, let’s not add complicated layers of bureaucracy that increases opportunities for corruption and let’s not discourage voter participation with confusing ballots and layers of complication that leaves to unforeseen and hard-to-explain results,” Paul Craney, executive director of the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance told Beacon Hill Roll Call. “Ranked choice voting does have some limited advantages but overall, the disadvantages far outweigh the advantages and we should not mess with our current system at this time.” “Voting Yes on 2 is about building a stronger democracy that puts power in the hands of the people,” said Rep. Andy Vargas (D-Haverhill). “This question can be boiled down to a very simple principle— that candidates that win elections should win with more than 50 percent of voters supporting them. In the absence of RCV, we sideline majority rule and enable minority and special interest rule. A simple change to the way we vote can bring so many benefits to Massachusetts voters. RCV would increase diversity in government, decrease polarization in campaigns and help restore faith in our democracy in a time when we need it most.” “In 2019, RCV was voted down in the city of Lowell,” said Kamara Kay, Chairman, Lowell Republican City Committee. “The RCV option is for the winner to become a loser and a loser to become the winner." “I cannot understate the value that ranked choice voting would bestow upon voters,” said Michael Porter, Director of Harvard’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. “We are so fortunate to have the chance in Massachusetts to be among the pioneers in adopting a simple, and straightforward way to make sure our elected leaders have the support of the broadest majority when they take office and begin to govern. Our current system does not elect leaders that fully reflect the will of the voting public, and too often it shuts out outside candidates from the process, assigning them the role of spoiler instead of contender. We can do so much better by voting yes on 2.” “RCV is on the ballot this year because the effort is being funded by out-of-state billionaires and their special interests,” said Craney. “Some of the biggest funders include a former executive from the Enron Corporation, family members of Rupert Murdoch of Fox News, and the family members of the George Soros family. The irony should not be lost, that they want to influence our state’s democratic process that has worked for centuries.” Here are the official arguments, gathered by the secretary of state, by each side of the question. A maximum of 150 words is allowed. IN FAVOR OF QUESTION #2: Written by Shauna Hamilton, Voter Choice for Massachusetts. 617-906-8166 www.voterchoice2020.org “A yes vote adopts ranked choice voting, a common-sense reform that puts more power in the hands of voters. Ranked choice voting addresses three problems: 1. Big money and corrupt special interests have too much control over our democracy. 2. Politicians can win with less than a majority, and independents are shut out. 3. Politics are tearing us apart, preventing solutions to major challenges. It works by giving voters the option to rank candidates in order of preference. You can vote for just one candidate like you always have, or you can rank your first, second and third choice. If your favorite candidate doesn’t win, your vote is instantly counted for your second choice so candidates must compete for every vote. Ranked choice voting ensures the winner has majority support and reflects the true will of the people. A ‘yes’ vote gives voters more voice and will help make our democracy stronger.” AGAINST QUESTION #2: Written by Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance. 617-5534115 https://www.massfiscal.org. “Two Democratic governors rejected ranked choice voting because it was confusing and denied voters informed choice. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown witnessed a mayoral election in Oakland where the winner won with voters’ seventh and eighth place rankings. Gov. Brown said, ‘Ranked-choice voting is overly complicated and confusing. I believe it deprives voters of genuinely informed choice.’ Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said Ranked Choice Voting ‘has often led to voter confusion and the promise that ranked choice voting leads to greater democracy is not necessarily fulfilled.’ Ranked Choice Voting ballots force voters to guess the candidates who will remain standing in multiple voting rounds and cast their votes in the dark. If they guess wrong and vote for eliminated candidates, their ballots are not counted in the final vote. Winners win a false ‘majority’ of remaining ballots, not a true majority of all the voters voting in the election.” 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 12-16, the House met for a total of one hour and 17 minutes while the Senate met for a total of 23 minutes. Mon. Oct. 12 No House session No Senate session Tues. Oct. 13 House 10:59 a.m. to 11:09 a.m. Senate 11:08 a.m. to 11:24 a.m. Wed. Oct. 14 No House session No Senate session Thurs. Oct. 15 House 10:58 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. Senate 11:08 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Fri. Oct. 16 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com

Page 20 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 MassPort Noise Complaint Line: 617-561-3333 CITY RECEIVES | FROM PAGE 1 balance in fiscal 2019 of 15 percent of operating expenditures • Very strong liquidity with total government available cash at 23.9 percent of total government fund expenditures, 4.1x governmental debt service and access to external liquidity that the City considers strong • Very strong debt and contingent liability profile with debt service carrying charges at 5.8 percent of expenditures and net direct debt that is 43.5 percent of total governmental fund revenue, as well as low overall net debt at less than three percent of market value and rapid amortization, with 75.6 percent of debt scheduled to be retired in 10 years, but a large pension and other postemployment benefi ts (OPEB) obligation • Strong institutional framework score According to S&P, “The stable outlook refl ects our view of the city’s very strong reserve position, conservative budgeting practices, and strong manage* Crack Repairing * Pot Hole Filling * Striping Handicapped Spaces * Free Estimates Tom’s Seal Coating Call Gary: 978-210-4012 Clean-Outs! We take and dispose from cellars, attics, garages, yards, etc. We also do demolition. Best Prices Call: 781-593-5308 781-321-2499 Space for Lease 3 Large Rooms, each with Large Walk-in Storage Area. or Aerobics Studio. Located at Route 1 South at Walnut Street. Rollerworld Plaza, Route 1 South, 425 Broadway, Saugus. Call Michelle at: 781-233-9507 ~ HELP WANTED ~ Construction Help Wanted Seeking Full-Time Laborers Basic construction knowledge, MA Drivers License with clean driving record a must. EVERETT ALUMINUM Call Steve at: (617) 389-3839 ment conditions, which we believe provide it with adequate cushion to absorb any unanticipated declines in revenues or unexpected stagnation in its economy as a result of the uncertain economic recovery or events related to COVID-19.” The AA+ bond rating is consistent with Everett’s ratings in prior years. This high rating provides a very optimistic outlook for the years to come with a strong fi nancial future.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 Page 21 ~Handyman Services~ •Plumbing •Electric •Ceiling Fans •Waterheaters + More Call Tom 781-324-2770 We follow Social Distancing Guidelines! 1. October 23 is Mole Day, which was created to foster interest in what scientifi c fi eld? 2. In Shakespeare’s play 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 “Macbeth,” what group recites “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble”? 3. What religious group that started in Switzerland holds services in homes instead of churches? 4. On Oct. 24, 1939, nylon stockings were first sold in the United States; what were women’s stockings previously made of? 5. The 1993 fi lm “Hocus Pocus” is set in what Massachusetts city? 6. How is bamboo used to construct skyscrapers in Hong Kong? 7. Which U.S. president was unanimously elected by the Electoral College? 8. Oct. 25, 1960, is the date when the Accutron 214 went on sale, which was what? 9. What author known as the fi rst American Man of Letters is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery? 10. According to the U.S. Navigation Center, what are categorized as “Growler” and” Bergy Bit”? 11. October 26 is National Pumpkin Day; what kind of pumpkin dish did the pilgrims serve in 1621? 12. What palace has 2,300 rooms, including the Hall of Mirrors? 13. “Ghostbusters” is a fi lm about ghost-catching in what city? 14. Leominster, Mass., native John Chapman is well-known for planting what? 15. Two repeated vowels are in the names of what ancient city and what type of mushroom? 16. What former Massachusetts governor ran the Boston Marathon in 1951? 17. On Oct. 28, 1914, Jonas Salk was born, who developed a vaccine for what virus? 18. What was the fi rst chocolate treat? 19. What Square was demolished to make way for Boston’s Government Center? 20. On Oct. 29, 1940, who was born who had a 1975 album called “Peach Melba” and the 1986 hit “A Little Bit More”? ANSWERS 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 1. Chemistry (A mole is the name of a measuring unit.) 2. The Three Witches 3. The Amish 4. Silk 5. Salem 6. As scaff olding 7. George Washington 8. The fi rst electronic wristwatch 9. Washington Irving 10. The smallest icebergs 11. Stewed pumpkin 12. Versailles 13. NYC 14. Apples (aka Johnny Appleseed) 15. Pompeii, shiitake 16. Michael Dukakis 17. Poliomyelitis 18. Hot chocolate 19. Scollay Square 20. Melba Moore

Page 22 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 WASTE REMOVAL & BUILDING MAINTENANCE • Landscaping, Lawn Care, Mulching • Yard Waste & Rubbish Removal • Interior & Exterior Demolition (Old Decks, Fences, Pools, Sheds, etc.) • Appliance and Metal Pick-up • Construction and Estate Cleanouts • Pick-up Truck Load of Trash starting at $169 • Carpentry LICENSED & INSURED Call for FREE ESTIMATES! Office: (781) 233-2244 REAL ESTATE TRANSAC TIONS Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. BUYER1 Mena, Yesica B BUYER2 Chavez, Santana Mazumdar, Sadhan Neupane, Sujit Venios, Kiki C Lamontagne, Jesse Fortune, Gary Ramos-Torres, Andrea Aubourg, Francoise ElFiad, Tijani Paljor, Ngodup Paniagua, Fausto G Jackson, Rockwell M Subedi, Basanta Baron, Antonine Fortune, Keesha L Torres, Pedro M SELLER1 Rodriguez-Landaverde, M A Obrien, Joseph C Perrault, Sharon M Burnett, Alanna Balzotti, Carol Farina, Michelle M Urias Investments LLC Nicolas, Edlie US Bank NA Tr Doma, Pema Paniagua, Ruth M Davis, Stephanie M Losanno, Dawn M Cid, Dirce Perry, Robert E Perry, Robin M Delcame-Pierre, Marie SELLER2 Landaverde, Francisca E Perrault, Lucian F ADDRESS 5 Emery St 881 Broadway #65 8 Meadowview Rd 38 Pearl St #1 29 Winthrop St 123 High St 22 Stevenson Ave #2 63 Baker Rd 38 Maplewood Ave 12 Henry St 16 K K Ter 35 Gledhill Ave CITY Everett Everett Everett Everett Everett Everett Everett Everett Everett Everett Everett Everett DATE 02.10.2020 02.10.2020 02.10.2020 02.10.2020 01.10.2020 01.10.2020 01.10.2020 30.09.2020 30.09.2020 29.09.2020 29.09.2020 28.09.2020 PRICE $600 000,00 $242 000,00 $530 000,00 $420 000,00 $715 000,00 $695 000,00 $485 000,00 $300 000,00 $506 100,00 $500 000,00 $550 000,00 $580 000,00

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 Page 23 WONDERING WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH? CALL FOR YOUR FREE MARKET ANALYSIS! LITTLEFIELD REAL ESTATE SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial. New windows, siding, new kitchen with quartz counters, stainless appliances, new cabinets. New hardwood flooring throughout house. New heat. Central AC. New maintenance free deck..........$570,000 WAKEFIELD CONDO ~ 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath, newly renovated, SS appliances, granite, high ceilings, deeds parking, pets allowed ....... $269,900 SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial, 4-5 bedroom, 2 full baths, gas heat, central AC, new siding, new roof, hardwood flooring, fresh paint, new kitchen with SS appliances quartz counters ...............$559,900 38 Main Street, Saugus MA WWW.LITTLEFIELDRE.COM 781-233-1401 WAKEFIELD ~ New construction duplex. 3 bed, 2.5 baths, 2400 sq feet, garage under, central AC, Gas heat, fireplace living room............. Call Keith Littlefield for pricing REVERE BEACH ~ Condo, 2 beds, 2 baths, quartz counters, SS appliances, central AC, beautiful ocean views, indoor pool, gym, sauna...... $394,900 SAUGUS ~ Birch Pond Estates. 3 bed, 3 bath split, Vaulted ceilings, finished walkout lower level, gas heat, central AC, gas fireplace, 2 car garage, sprinkler system, manicured grounds.................... $729,000 SAUGUS ~ 3 bed, 1.5 bath colonial. Open concept 1st floor, 2 car garage, newer gas heat, roof and HW heater, prof landscaping....$439,900 SAUGUS ~ Oversized split entry, stainless appliances, granite counters, great location, large 3 season sun room. in-law apartment... $644,900 Call Rhonda Combe For all your real estate needs!! 781-706-0842 MELROSE ~ Single family, 4 bed, 2 full bath, SS appliances, new gas heat, quartz counters, Central AC, Garage under...................$650,000 LAND FOR SALE SAUGUS Call Rhonda Combe at 781-706-0842 for details!! Call Eric Rosen for all your real estate needs. 781-223-0289 SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRACT

Page 24 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 Follow Us On: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SALES & RENTALS Sandy Juliano Broker/President A chill is in the air but Everett house prices are still Hot. Call today to learn the value of your home! NEW LISTING BY SANDY WE KNOW EVERETT!! Call TODAY to sell or buy with the best! NEW LISTING BY NORMA NEW LISTING BY SANDY UNDER AGREEMENT! 67 CLARENCE ST., EVERETT 6 ROOM SINGLE WITH FINISHED BASEMENT NEW PRICE! $549,900 LISTED BY SANDY UNDER AGREEMENT! SINGLE FAMILY 39 LEXINGTON ST., EVERETT $725,000 NEW LISTING BY NORMA UNDER AGREEMENT! TWO FAMILY 45-47 SYCAMORE ST., EVERETT $724,900 NEW LISTING BY MARIA OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY UNDER AGREEMENT! 834 BROADWAY, EVERETT $550,000 RENTALS REVERE 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT AVAILABLE NOW $2,000/MONTH WITH HEAT EVERETT 3-4 BEDROOM APARTMENT AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1ST $2,500/MONTH NO UTILITIES TO SEE EITHER OF THESE UNITS PLEASE TEXT/CALL MARIA AT 781-808-6877 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY OCT. 25, 2020 12:00-1:30 17 EVELYN RD., EVERETT $519,900 UNDER AGREEMENT! Mixed use building, Malden 3 commercial and one residential unit $1,200,000 OCT. 24, 2020 12:00-1:30 32 WESTOVER ST., EVERETT NEW PRICE! $465,900 LISTED BY NORMA 25 HAWKES ST., SAUGUS SINGLE FAMILY $449,900 LISTED BY NORMA Open Daily From 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 433 Broadway, Suite B, Everett, MA 02149 www.jrs-properties.com Open Daily From 10:0 Joe DiNuzzo - Broker Associate :0 00 AM 5:00 PM Follow Us On: 617.544.6274 Norma Capuano Parziale - Agent Denise Matarazz - Agent Maria Scrima - Agent Rosemarie Ciampi - Agent Michael Matarazzo -Agent Mark Sachetta - Agent

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