EVEEVERET Vol. 30, No.45 -FREERETT A household word in Everett for 30 years! DVOD www.advocatenews.net CCATTEAT Free Every Friday 617-387-2200 Friday, November 12, 2021 Members Plus CU celebrates renovations of Everett branch Erin Devaney, Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s chief of staff , presented a citation to John Murphy, president/CEO of Members Plus Credit Union, and Everett Branch Manager Sarah O’Toole in recognition of the a 15-month renovation project that was recently completed. (Advocate photo by Christopher Roberson) By Christopher Roberson W 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 ith the exception of a few loose ends, the exhaustive 15-month renovation of the Everett branch of Members Plus Credit Union has been brought to completion. Project Manager Christopher Gaucher said the overhaul began in February 2020 and was fi nished in August of this year. “We brought everything into the 21st century,” he said during the November 9 ribbon-cutting event, adding that the objective was to improve the overall customer experience. Gaucher also said the branch remained open despite the extensive renovations, which included installing a new HVAC system, opening up the main part of the branch and putting in a handicapped-accessible ramp. “The tellers would have to wear hardhats when they walked into the building,” said Gaucher. John Murphy, president and CEO of Members Plus, was also impressed with the fi nished product, saying he had been planning to renovate the Everett branch since Members Plus merged with Everett Credit Union in 2018. “This whole thing was gutted,” he said, adding that the branch had not been renovated in 30 years. “I’m so excited; it’s been a long time in the making. It’s such a beautiful building.” Murphy also thanked the staff and customers for their patience, saying that during the project the ATM was moved around and the driveup window was closed on two occasions. Everett Branch Manager Sarah O’Toole said she is “excited about being able to work in such a wonderful, renovated building.” “I’m grateful to the Board and to John Murphy for his commitment,” she said. Vincent Panzini, a member of the Everett Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, lauded Murphy’s allegiance to Everett. “He immersed himself in this community full-time,” said Panzini. City Council President Wayne Matewsky was on hand to present citations to Murphy and O’Toole. “The City Council thanks you,” he said. “This is the friendliest bank in Everett.” State Senator Sal DiDomenico said Members Plus has woven itself into the fabric of the city. “It’s not just talk when they say they’re part of the community,” he said. MEMBERS PLUS | SEE PAGE 12

Page 2 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Plastic bag ordinance not an easy sell T By Christopher Roberson he City Council recently cast a unanimous vote to ban the use of plastic bags in Everett. During the November 8 meeting, Ward 2 Councillor Stephanie Martins, a cosponsor of the ordinance, said 144 communities have banned plastic bags. With less than two months left in the year, Martins asked her colleagues to take a fi nal vote rather than send the matter to the Committee on Legislative Aff airs. “A motion to send this item to committee is actually a motion to kill this item,” she said, adding that there would not be enough time to discuss the ordinance in committee and then move it back before the council. Councillor-at-Large Richard Dell Isola, who also sponsored the ordinance, said the council has successfully tackled much larger environmental issues in the past. “This is just plastic bags,” he said. “This should go right where it needs to go, not to a committee.” However, Ward 6 Councillor Michael McLaughlin said it is not necessary to rush the matter and that additional discussion is needed. “To say that we can’t get this out of committee is absolutely bogus,” he said. “We’ve gone back and forth on topics that were much less sensitive than this one.” McLaughlin also said a number of seniors have expressed that they only frequent certain businesses because handled plastic bags are available. “The seniors and the small business owners have a right to be heard,” he said. Councillor-at-Large Michael Marchese also did not agree with how the ordinance was being handled. “Forget about the process – like the bags can’t wait another two months,” he said. Ward 5 Councillor Rosa DiFlorio suggested amending the ordinance so that it would take effect on April 1, 2022, rather than on the fi rst of the year. “You have to give the business people enough time to get rid of the plastic bags,” she said. “They’ve already been hit by COVID; fi nances are really bad – let’s be fair.” Martins said there was no reason to belabor the matter any longer. “It’s done, we can either vote it up or down,” she said. I n addition, Councillor-at-Large John Hanlon was curious about how trash would be handled without plastic bags. He said that prior to using plastic bags, food waste, known as swill, would be picked up once a week and taken to a site on Route 128 where it was fed to pigs. “Nobody younger can imagine what that smell was like; it was terrible,” he said, adding that the swill was poisoning the pigs. “Then along came the plastic bags.” Therefore, Hanlon recommended fi nding a new environmentally-friendly and odorless way to dispose of swill. Resident Katie Rogers was in favor of banning plastic bags. “Everett generates more than one million single-use plastic bags per month,” she said. “They travel in the wind, get tangled in trees and can be life-threatening to animals. Change is overdue.” Drop-off sites for Operation Christmas Child to open Nov. 15 M ore than 4,000 locations will open to collect Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for the Samaritan’s Purse project. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, which will be held from November 15–22. Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering shoebox gifts – filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys – to children worldwide since 1993. This is a project that everyone can still be a part of, even with COVID-19 restrictions. Individuals, families, and groups still have time to transform empty shoeboxes into fun gifts. The project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children in need. “In the midst of the pandemic, children around the world need to know that God loves them and there is hope,” said Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham. “A simple shoebox gift opens the door to share about the true hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ.” Participants can fi nd the nearest drop-off location and hours of operation as they make plans to drop off their shoebox gifts. The online lookup tool is searchable by city or ZIP code. Signs at each location will identify the DROP-OFF | SEE PAGE 5 Nurse Jo joins Parlin Library staff writing veterans cards Nurse Jo of the Everett Health Department with the staff of the Parlin Library writes thank you notes to honor our special veterans which will be delivered to the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea. (Courtesy Photo)

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Page 3 COVID-19 cases hit another plateau Doctors warn that pandemic is still not over By Christopher Roberson T he COVID-19 pandemic continues to hang on despite the tremendous progress that has been made to control the spread of the virus. Dr. Daniel Kuritzkes, chief of the Infectious Diseases Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said the number of cases is leveling off once again. “Things are slowing down, but gradually,” he said, adding that 1,000 to 2,000 cases are being reported every day for a positivity rate of two percent. Kuritzkes was also clear about what needs to happen to move away from the plateau and continue the downward trend. “The rest of the population that hasn’t been vaccinated needs to get vaccinated,” he said. In addition, Kuritzkes said “substantial transmission” has continued among school-age children. “They are the remaining vulnerable population,” he said. In Everett, 52 residents in the 0-19 age group tested positive for COVID-19 during the month of October. In September, 82 cases were reported. Regarding the vaccination rates, 64 percent of residents ages 12-19 have been fully vaccinated. Looking ahead, Kuritzkes said he does not see COVID-19 going away completely, adding that it could eventually become endemic much like influenza. “Unfortunately, I don’t see any reason for real optimism,” said Kuritzkes. David Cecere, spokesperson for Cambridge Health Alliance, said that while there have been significant improvements, the pandemic is not likely to go away any time soon. “While things are better than they were this time last year, we are still seeing COVID-related infections,” he said. “It’s premature to call for an approaching end to the pandemic.” Dr. David Hamer of Boston Medical Center agreed that COVID-19 cases have been steady since early September. He also said it is safe to “mix and match” vaccines when getting a booster shot. In fact, Hamer said he advises patients who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to get their booster shot using either the Mass Badge to host 10th annual community Thanksgiving dinner F or nearly 25 years, Mass Badge, which is made up of local law enforcement officers and civic professionals, has engaged in charitable and philanthropic events locally to foster a better relationship and understanding between the many people that Mass Badge interacts with daily. Through community involvement and engagement, Mass Badge has fostered a network of associates and friends who wish to share their time and efforts with those in need. Yearly – in partnership with Zion Church Ministries, Bishop Robert Brown and the City of Everett, along with Mayor Carlo DeMaria and through the tremendous support of local businesses, Mass Badge’s sponsors MASS BADGE | SEE PAGE 15 Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. However, he said there continues to be new waves of the virus. “There will be a constant risk of reintroduction; we’re coming down from our most recent wave,” said Hamer. “It’s still a pandemic.” Hamer also agreed with Kuritzkes in that the virus could become endemic. “We need to learn to live with it,” said Hamer. According to the state Department of Public Health (DPH), 4.7 million residents have been fully vaccinated and approximately 630,000 residents have received booster shots. However, the DPH also reported that 54,200 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated. As of November 8, the total number of cases in Massachusetts had risen to 803,165, according to the DPH. Within that figure, COVID-19 has taken the lives of 18,689 residents. Putting that in perspective, the town of Foxboro has a population of 18,618, according to the 2020 census.

Page 4 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Lafuente Sign & Awning celebrates opening with ribbon cutting Recently, Mayor Carlo DeMaria cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of Lafuente Sign & Awning. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Andrew Lafuente (Courtesy Photos) Mayor Carlo DeMaria presented a citation to Andrew Lafuente to celebrate the recent opening of Lafuente Sign & Awning. Mayor Carlo DeMaria with Andrew Lafuente and his family 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, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Page 5 Former deputy fire chief presented with city citation for 32 years of service firefighters who worked and trained under him. He always shared his vast experience and was a true team player who put the safety of his crew and the city above everything. Mike is a quality guy and the City of Everett is a safer community because of his exemplary service.” City Councilor Fred Capone is shown presenting a citation to former Everett Deputy Chief Michael Ragucci for his 32 years of service to the fire department. W ard 1 Councillor Fred Capone and Councillor-at-Large Michael Marchese recently presented former Deputy Fire Chief Michael Ragucci with a citation on behalf of the entire City Council. Members of Ragucci’s former crew were also on hand during the presentation. The citation was given in recognition of Ragucci’s 32 years of service to Everett. He had a very distinguished career and was a decorated member of the Everett Fire Department. Ragucci received a Firefighter of the Year Award, among many other accolades, for his response to the gasoline tanker truck fire at Sweetser Circle/ Main Street in December 2007. Councillor Capone stated, “Mike has had a positive impact on our city and the many DROP-OFF | FROM PAGE 2 drop-off. Those interested in more information on how Operation Christmas Child is making adjustments during its National Collection Week can visit the organization’s Important COVID-19 Updates webpage for the latest information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, seeks to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 188 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories. For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net Lawrence A. Simeone Jr. Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 Lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net

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THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Page 7 Miss Rosemarie Hair Stylist celebrates 60 years in business City Councilor Fred Capone and wife, Michelle present flowers to Miss Rosemarie on her 60 year anniversary in business. R osemarie Vinci Mugherini, the founder and proprietor of Miss Rosemarie Hair Stylist, recently celebrated 60 years in business. Everett Councillors Fred Capone, Michael McLaughlin, Stephanie Martins and Richard Dell Isola recently presented her a citation on behalf of the entire City Council. Rosemarie first opened her doors on March 6, 1961, and she has served multiple generations of clients ever since. Rosemarie was a trailblazer, opening one of the first, if not the first, female-owned businesses in Everett. After 60 years of service, her salon is perhaps the longest continuously operated sole proprietorship in the city. What an incredible achievement! On hand to celebrate with her were many family members, including her husband, RichROSEMARIE | SEE PAGE 18 A Generous Donation James Mitchell, publisher of The Advocate Newspapers, Inc., recently presented a donation to Rebecca Delima of the Everett Crimson Tide C-Team to benefit the team’s upcoming competition in Florida. Rebecca is also a student at the Pioneer Charter School of Science. (Advocate Photo by Christopher Roberson)

Page 8 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Everett Kiwanis Club 2nd annual Frank Mastrocola Memorial Bocce Tournament Held at the Sons of Italy Bocce Courts in Methuen Saturday, November 6 TEAM ZIZZA: Standing before their winning score, Team Zizza members, from left; Talia Croteau and her husband, Jeff, Kiwanis Club Treasurer Marlene Zizza, and Zack and his girlfriend, Alex Pizzi. Everett Kiwanis Club members from left, Frank Mastrocola, Lou Morelli, Rocco Longo, Marlene Zizza, Gianna D’Angelo-Dunn, President KathyAnn Dottin, Roland Hughes, and Jim Mitchell. Everett Kiwanians, Past President Rocco Longo holding his raffle prize, and with Treasurer Marlene Zizza and Josephine Leone. Among the many bocce players on Saturday were, John Arletta, Gabe Fiorentino, Emilio Leone, Stephen Celona, and Guy Manganiello. Everett Kiwanis Club’s Distinguished Past President and local prominent attorney Roland Hughes is very excited over winning a raffle prize. Raffle prize winner Anthony Cataldo, a new member of Everett Kiwanis, with Marlene Zizza and Josephine Leone (right). BOCCE | SEE PAGE 14


Page 10 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 GREATER BOSTON LEAGUE NOTEBOOK: Two former GBL QBs – Revere’s Boudreau & Everett’s Doherty – on Curry Football roster Despite rough record, MHS football brimming with optimism; what’s up with players with Everett ties helping end Tide’s playoff hopes... again? By Jake Taggert W ho knew two of the most decorated Greater Boston League (GBL) quarterbacks from the 2018-2019 seasons would end up on the same college football roster? That is the deal, however, this fall for Curry College Colonels Football, which features two former GBL standouts on its squad this year. Three-time Revere High AllStar QB Calvin Boudreau wears #10 for Curry Football. While the 6-1, 175 lb. Boudreau has not seen any action over the course of Curry’s 3-5 season thus far, he has certainly learned a ton of new football knowledge soaking it in as a freshman in that collegiate locker room. Boudreau might be the most versatile student-athlete Revere High has produced in the past decade. A three-sport starter, captain and league All-Star this past 2020 (into 2021) season, Boudreau shined for Patriot football, basketball and baseball, a true “throwback” three-sport athlete. One of Boudreau’s teammates this season is fellow freshman Duke Doherty, who formerly played quarterback for Everett High (two seasons: 2018, 2019) and his hometown Winthrop High Vikings (two seasons: 2017, Fall 2, 2020). Doherty played for Winthrop as a freshman then transferred to Everett for two seasons in 2018-2019. Curry College freshman QB Calvin Boudreau has some good years ahead of him for the Colonels. (Courtesy/Curry College Athletics) Duke Doherty is a Curry College freshman running back. He played two seasons at Everett High (2018 and 2019) and two seasons for his hometown Winthrop High Vikings (2017, Fall 2, 2020). (Courtesy/Curry College Athletics) Methuen QB Drew Eason’s parents, Paul and Tammi, are both Everett High graduates. (Courtesy Photo) Following the 2018-19 school year, Doherty cut ties with Everett and returned to the Winthrop program this past fall. A lifelong resident, Doherty graduated from Winthrop High this past May. The 5-10, 200 lb. Doherty is not playing QB for the Curry Colonels, but he is listed as a running back. He has also not seen any game action this summer. While at Everett High for the 2019 season, Doherty announced over social media that he had verbally committed to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., but that destinaSPORTS | SEE PAGE 18


Page 12 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Members Plus celebrates overhaul of Everett branch John Murphy, president and CEO of Members Plus Credit Union (Advocate photos by Christopher Roberson) City Council President Wayne Matewsky (far right) presented citations to Members Plus Credit Union President/CEO John Murphy and Everett Branch Manager Sarah O’Toole. State Senator Sal DiDomenico presented a citation on behalf of the State Senate to Members Plus Credit Union President/CEO John Murphy and Everett Branch Manager Sarah O’Toole. Shown, from left to right, are Everett Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Member Vincent Panzini, Chamber Executive Director Cheryl Smith, Members Plus Credit Union (MPCU) President/CEO John Murphy, MPCU Senior Vice President of Administration Janis Caines, MPCU Everett Branch Manager Sara O’Toole and Everett Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Member Rosemary Hughes. Shown, from left to right, are City Council President Wayne Matewsky, Members Plus Credit Union (MPCU) Everett Assistant Branch Manager Paulette Goodreau, MPCU Everett Branch Manager Sarah O’Toole, Ward 6 Councillor-Elect Al Lattanzi and MPCU Advisory Board Member Barry Russell. Members Plus Credit Union President/CEO John Murphy is shown with Everett Branch Manager Sarah O’Toole (far right) and the staff at the Everett branch of Members Plus. Members Plus Credit Union President/CEO John Murphy (center) cut the ribbon on November 9 to mark the completion of a 15-month renovation project. Shown, from left to right, are Ward 6 Councilor-Elect Al Lattanzi, Members Plus Credit Union (MPCU) Advisory Board Member Barry Russell, Everett Police Officer Raoul Goncalves, MPCU Advisory Board Members Chairman of the Board Michael Nee and Board Director Pat Carney, MPCU President/CEO John Murphy and MPCU Board Directors Thomas Roche, Richard Hughes and Craig Pinkham. Shown, from left to right, are Everett Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors member James Mitchell, Mayor Carlo DeMaria’s Chief of Staff, Erin Devaney, Everett Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cheryl Smith, Members Plus Credit Union (MPCU) President/CEO John Murphy, MPCU Senior Vice President of Administration Janis Caines, MPCU Everett Branch Manager Sara O’Toole and Everett Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Members Rosemary Hughes and Vincent Panzini.

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Page 13 Everett High football KO’d in first round of MIAA State Championship Playoffs Methuen stuns favored Tide in a 25-22 final; Everett eliminated from postseason play By Nick Toscani T hey have started no less than five of their seven wins the same way as their first playoff game began Friday night in Methuen. Star running back J.C. Clerveaux takes a handoff from QB Kamarri Ellerbe and races down the field for a long touchdown run and an early Everett lead. So it was on Friday as Everett kicked off what was hoped to be a long, strong postseason championship run. With 1:28 left to play in the first quarter, Clerveaux broke free over the right side, shrugged Star running back J.C. Clerveaux was the offensive power for the Tide last week, shown here scoring a touchdown during recent action against Medford. (Advocate file photos) he fired a 55-yard TD pass to Will McKinnon. Tide trailed at halftime first-time ever all season Abatoui’s PAT kick made the Rangers a 9-7 halftime leader. Friday night’s game was the very first time all season long that Everett had trailed any opponent at halftime. It would prove to be an unfortunate harbinger for the Tide’s future in this game. Coach DiLoreto went to his bread-and-butter go-to man, Clerveaux, early on, and the Tide FOOTBALL | SEE PAGE 14 Everett Head Coach Rob DiLoreto will have a lot to say to the Tide football team following their early exit in the tourney loss against Methuen. The coach is shown talking to the team following their last regular season win against Medford. off a tackle and streaked down the sideline for a 62-yard TD and a 6-0 Tide lead. The PAT kick made it 7-0. Unfortunately for second-season head coach Rob DiLoreto’s visiting Everett squad, that opening score very well may have lit a fire under the home team Methuen Rangers. Methuen fought punchfor-punch with the Tide Methuen fought punch-forpunch with the Tide the rest of the way, and despite falling behind in the fourth quarter, came all the way back to stun the favored Everett squad, 25-22, and end the Crimson Tide’s postseason run in round one. Methuen (7-2) advanced to play top seed Franklin on the road tonight with the win in the Division 1 “Elite Eight.” Everett is undefeated no more with the loss (7-1) and falls into the consolation round, where the Tide plays on the road at Andover tonight at 7:00. Everett also has a Thanksgiving Day opponent this year, hosting St. John’s (Shrewsbury) on Thursday, November 25 at 10:00 a.m. Methuen’s upset win was led by a remarkable two-way “star of the show” game by senior J.P. Muniz, who intercepted two Everett passes in the final three minutes and also rushed for a touchdown and caught the eventual 12-yard touchdown resulting in the game-winning score with less than four minutes to play. Everett seemed ready to strike at the end With 3:55 left on the game clock, the Tide drove the ball all the way to the Methuen 22-yard line. Well within striking distance, Everett seemed poised to finish this one with a dramatic late winning score. It was not meant to be. Ellerbe dropped back to pass on a third-and-six play and fired a pass. Muniz had other ideas and picked off his second interception with 1:14 left on the clock, his second INT in the final five minutes of the game. Methuen ran off the rest of the clock, and the Ranger fans and players celebrated their football program’s biggest postseason win ever. Everett’s DiLoreto gave the winners credit. “[Methuen] played a real hard game, and they were very well-coached and disciplined,” Coach DiLoreto said in an online report. “They made some big plays when they needed to.” After Clerveaux’s TD jaunt in the first quarter, Methuen fought back hard. The Ranger defense kept Everett out of the scoring column for the rest of the half, and the Rangers scored on each of its two second-quarter possessions to take a 9-7 lead at halftime. Methuen’s Omar Abatoui nailed a 20-yard field goal on the Ranger’s first possession of the second quarter to cut the Everett lead to 7-3. Then, with just 3:26 left to go before the halftime break, Methuen sophomore quarterback Drew Eason shocked the numerous Everett fans who had made the 28-mile trip up I-93 North when

Page 14 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Everett Kiwanis Club 2nd annual Frank Mastrocola Memorial Bocce Tournament Held at the Sons of Italy Bocce Courts in Methuen Saturday, November 6 Everett Kiwanian Frank Mastrocola is shown presenting the second prize check to the Bocce Boys team, from left; Bocce Boys team: Carmine Matarazzo, left, Giuseppe Matarazzo far right, and their teammates. Everett Kiwanians Anthony Cataldo, Frank Mastrocola, Rocco Longo and Pio Frittitta of the Sons of Italy in Methuen. A participant of the tourney with his raffle prize. WINNERS: Team Lenny and the Jets are presented with their First Prize check by Everett Kiwanian Frank Mastrocola, from left, Lenny Christopher, James Famolare, Ron Demers and George Ploueff. FOOTBALL | FROM PAGE 13 senior delivered... again. Just three plays into the second half, the second-leading scorer in the state blasted over left end, escaped several Ranger would-be tacklers and sprinted 82 yards to give Everett a 14-9 lead, after the PAT kick. Less than a minute had ticked off the second-half game clock. If that was Everett’s proverbial shot at “punching Methuen in the mouth” – the Rangers took the blow and answered back with one of their own. Methuen gave Everett, which has had a “run first, possess the ball” offense all year under DiLoreto, a taste of its own game plan. Ranger Head Coach Tim Ryan went “beach attack” himself – 13-of16 running plays, 8:15 of game time and a Methuen touchdown opened a 2-yard gain by, who else, Muniz, with 3:12 left in the third quarter. Methuen took back the lead in third quarter Methuen opted for the twopoint conversion and got it, on a Kevin Silverio run, to take back the lead at 17-14. Another season first for Everett was allowing a 2-point conversion score. Of course, what had been a perceived mismatch turned heavyweight contender bout continued. Everett pounded away itself, using Clerveaux’s and Cam Mohammed’s legs to carry an 11-play drive of its own into the fourth quarter and retake the lead when Mohammed bulled into the end zone from 10 yards out with 10:55 left to play in the game to bounce back ahead, 20-17. Clerveaux banged in for the 2-point conversion – 22-17 Everett. Everett’s starters were out on the field for the first time since the opening day win over Xaverian, nearly two months since they’d seen action this late in a game. Everett’s considerable size advantage and depth seemed like it would be the deciding factor as the Tide kept bashing away offensively, but Methuen’s “D” would not give in. “There were a few times when I thought we were ready to pack it in, but the kids showed so much resiliency,” Methuen coach Tom Ryan said in an online report. “It was a miraculous performance. We were undersized and undermanned, and our kids didn’t care.” Sophomore QB Eason delivered for the Rangers late Trailing 22-17 with under seven minutes to play, the 10th grader Eason went right back to work. Against the vaunted Everett secondary, his hit on passes of 14 and then 36 yards to Silverio. On the next play, Eason was hit hard and quieted the Ranger crowd when he had to leave the game for a couple of plays. Methuen was deep in Everett territory and backup QB Silverio handed off twice for no gain at the Tide 12-yard line. Eason then returned behind center and on the next play, faked a run play handoff to Silverio and then threw an absoFOOTBALL | SEE PAGE 15

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Page 15 MASS BADGE | FROM PAGE 3 and friends – Mass Badge is privileged to provide a free Thanksgiving dinner in the cities of Everett and Revere. We ask that you please keep FOOTBALL | FROM PAGE 14 lute dagger. It was a jump pass over the middle to a streaking Muniz, who hauled it in, bounced off a Tide defender and fell into the end zone for the goahead points with 3:55 to play in the game. Methuen led, 2322, and once again, it Muniz on a 2-point conversion run for the 25-22 lead. All Muniz, all the time, the rest of the way It was all Muniz the rest of the way, an interception on Everett’s ensuing series, a great in mind that spirit of sharing throughout the Thanksgiving season and please join us for this complimentary dinner with friends. For more information visit www.Massbadge.com. game management job by Tide to hold the Rangers and get the ball back with 1:34 to play. But Muniz had one last act of heroism: his second pass pickoff on his own 22-yard line to seal the deal and end Everett’s pursuit of a 13th Super Bowl Championship in the past 25 years. “Our kids fought really hard and gave their very best effort and I’m very proud of the effort,” Everett Coach DiLoreto said in an online report. “Things just didn’t go our away. We had some (costly) turnovers and some plays that we left on the field that hurt us.”


THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Page 17 DREN’S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (H 4002) 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 representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from prior sessions. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. $150,000 FOR HOUSING OMBUDSMAN (H 4002) House 141-18, Senate 38-2, overrode Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of $150,000 for the creation of an independent ombudsman’s office in the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development to receive, investigate and resolve complaints brought by applicants to and participants of the emergency assistance shelter program and other housing transition program. Baker also vetoed several sections requiring the filing of reports related to housing programs. “The required report is unduly burdensome,” said Baker in his veto message. He also noted that he does not support the $150,000 for an ombudsman. Supporters of overriding the veto said the creation of and funding of an ombudsman’s office is important and will help thousands of people navigate these programs and find affordable housing. They noted the required reports will help increase transparency. (A “Yes” vote is for the $150,000 and requiring the reports. A “No” vote is against the $150,000 and reports). Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON CHILHouse 147-12, Senate 39-1 overrode Baker’s veto of a provision requiring the Children’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council to conduct an analysis of the existing and anticipated impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s behavioral health and the programs and support systems designed to help soften the impact. In his veto message, Gov. Baker said he vetoed this section because his administration’s existing Behavioral Health Roadmap, the product of a multi-stakeholder process, is the most comprehensive approach to identifying behavioral health needs and implementing services to provide the most effective care for all Massachusetts residents, including children. Supporters of overriding the veto said it is important to have a separate analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on children’s behavior in addition to the existing Behavioral Health Roadmap. (A “Yes” vote is for the separate analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s behavioral health. A “No” vote is against the separate analysis). Rep. Joseph McGonagle Yes Sen. Sal DiDomenico Yes $44.3 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR SENIORS, HUMAN SERVICES (H 4219) House 158-0, approved a consolidated amendment adding an estimated $44.3 million in spending on seniors, health, human services and education. “No group in the commonwealth has endured more loss and hardship over the past year and a half than our elder citizens and the people who cared for them,” said Rep. Tom Stanley (D-Waltham), the chair of the Elder Affairs Committee. Stanley said this measure includes workforce investments that recognize human service workers as the essential elements they are in senior health delivery. “The bonus payments to COVID front line workers who kept our state going through the pandemic are appropriate and deserved,” said Stanley. “Moving forward, human service workers need to be paid fairly and allowed opportunities to develop skills and remain in that important industry. Expanding the human service workforce is critical.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment). Rep. Joseph McGonagle 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 November 1-5, the House met for a total of 19 minutes while the Senate met for a total of 58 minutes. Mon. Nov. 1 No House session Senate 11:14 a.m. to 11:16 a.m. Tues. Nov. 2 House 11:00 a.m. to 11:09 a.m. No Senate session Wed. Nov. 3 No House session Senate 1:28 p.m. to 2:18 p.m. Thurs. Nov. 4 House 11:02 a.m. to 11:12 a.m. Senate 11:16 a.m. to 11:22 a.m. . Fri. Nov. 5 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com

Page 18 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 SPORTS | FROM PAGE 10 tion did not pan out. Three other former Everett High players are also on the Curry roster: junior Gabe DeSouza, who is a junior wide receiver and a North Andover resident; junior running back Chris Jenkins, a 5-9, 190 lb. Hyde Park resident; and freshman 6-0, 180 lb. defensive back Tyler David, an Everett resident. Both Boudreau and Doherty were Northeastern Conference (NEC) All-Star quarterbacks in 2019. Curry closes out the season tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 when University of New England (UNE) travels to Easton, Mass., in the season finale for both teams. Future promising for young MHS football Tornados; sub-varsity team is sitting at 7-2 Malden High first-year head coach Witche Exilhomme has not missed a play by his football players this season – all of his players and all of his teams, by the way. Coach Exilhomme, himself a 2012 MHS alumnus who starred as a former Golden Tornado (2008-2011), obviously has not missed any of his varsity team’s action. But through some creative practice/film session scheduling, he has been on the sidelines as well for all of his Malden team’s Junior Varsity games. And he really likes what he sees. Why not? Following a JV win over next-door Everett High on October 29, the “Junior Tornados” improved to 6-2 overall (5-1 GBL). This win came just 16 hours after the Tide varsity bulldozered its way to a 43-0 victory the night before. According to Malden High sports lore afficionados, this was the first Tornado sub-varsity win – of any kind – in over a dozen years. Good stuff, says Coach Exilhomme. “We knew we had an excellent freshman class coming in this year, and they have been the foundation for this successful JV team,” he told the Advocate. “They play hard, they play smart and they will fight for that win. That is how we want all of our players to perform.” Quarterback Aidan Brett has been a standout in most of the games he’s started. He is a threesport athlete whose third sport coming into high school was soccer – not football – to go along with basketball and baseball. “He [Brett] never played football before, but he’s really taken to the sport and gotten better every week,” Exilhomme said. “That’s all we ask of all our players – work to keep improving.” In the 26-14 win over Everett, Brett hooked up all day with 6'5" sophomore split end Gabriel Vargas, who caught two TD passes of 58 and 35 yards to go along with several other receptions to put him well over 100 yards for the game. Zachary Johnson and Kevin Exilhomme, the head coach’s younger brother, scored the other TDs for Malden in that winning JV game. Coach Exilhomme said he is Malden High first-year Head Coach Witche Exilhomme talks to his JV football team after their most recent win (7-2) at Macdonald Stadium. (Advocate Photo) expecting over 35 players returning next season from this team and “a lot of athletes from other teams in our school interested in football for next year.” He also has been spending time with the Malden Pop Warner program this past fall and reports that a bevy of more young players are future Golden Tornados as well. “We will be pulling it all together in the offseason and we will be working very hard to put out a solid team next year,” he said. Another player with Everett ties plays key role in Tide playoff exit Friday night Three years ago it was a then ROSEMARIE | FROM PAGE 7 Pop Warner cheerleaders advance to national competition ard; her daughter Michele; her daughter Lisa with her children: Samantha, Alexandria and John-Richard; her son Richard, Jr. and his wife, Erica, with their children: Matteo and Marcus. Also in attendance were many customers and friends. Some of her first shampoo girls, Diane and Ruth Malio – daughter and mother – were there as was her longtime associate of 55 years and dear friend, Patricia Guerrieo. Many hairdressers worked in the shop over the 60year period. In addition to Rosemarie and Patricia there were Rita Noce, Luisa Barletta, Marion Saia and Sukey DiBenedetto. Rosemarie thanked all her little-known Central Catholic sophomore with a strong leg who sent Everett packing from the playoffs. That young placekicker, Nick Mazzie, made himself a part of CC Red Raider lore when he booted a 33-yard, game-winning field goal with 57 seconds left in overtime to beat heavily favored Everett at Everett Stadium, 23-20, in the MIAA Division 1 North Semifinal. If the Mazzie name sounds familiar, it should. Nick Mazzie’s dad happens to be longtime Everett Police Chief Steve Mazzie, who was decidedly “Mixed Emotions Central” that night. Fast forward three years to this past Friday – nearly to the day – Nov. 5 in Methuen. Still another kid with Everett ties helped end Everett football’s playoff run a whole lot earlier than expected. Sophomore Methuen High quarterback Drew Eason has had a fine season, not only for a 10th-grader, but for any high school quarterback. But could the 15-year-old kid with the names of two former successful New England Patriots passers (Drew Bledsoe and Tony Eason) hold the fort against Everett, which came into the game with one of the most experienced and talented defensive secondaries in New England? Apparently so. Eason threw for two TDs in leading Methuen to a 25-22 barnburner upset win in the first round of the MIAA Division 1 State Football Championship Tournament. Of course, there has to be an Everett connection. There was, as Drew Eason’s parents, Paul and Tammi, are both Class of 1995 Everett High graduates, growing up rooting for the Crimson Tide, right at the beginning of the Coach John DiBiaso Era (1992-2017). “This means so much to all of us,” QB Drew Eason said after the game, in an online report. “We came in as the underdog on our turf, and came out with the win.” “I heard stories from my parents about Everett, but they told me they bleed Methuen Blue now. It was amazing,” he added. assistants through the years: Ruth and Diane, Donna Crafts, Rita Noce Sr. and her own mother, Josephine Vinci. The event spilled into a two-day celebration because of all the people who wanted to share in the joyous occasion. Rosemarie thanked the gigantic crowd for all their love and support. Congratulations, Miss Rosemarie Hair Stylist, a local business icon. Everett is truly lucky to have you. Alongside their trophies: Everett Crimson Tide Pop Warner 12- and 14-year-old cheerleaders will compete at the national competition in Florida in December. (Photo Courtesy of Julie Mayo)

THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 Page 19 arating than any wine they tell of”? 7. In what state is the world’s largest hop farm? 8. According to the NFL, 1. On Nov. 12, 1958, a rock-climbing team became the first to ascent The Nose on what rock formation in Yosemite Valley? 2. What is the mission of the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth? 3. The highest town in the world is La Rinconada, which is in what South American country? 4. What Italian treat does a chef bake in the lava of Pacaya volcano in Guatemala? 5. November 13 is World Kindness Day; J. M. Barrie wrote “always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary” in “The Little White Bird”; what is his more famous play? 6. What Concord, Mass., native said, “The thinnest yellow light of November is more warming and exhilhow many feet long is a football field: 170, 240 or 360? 9. On Nov. 14, 1947, Buckwheat Zydeco was born; what instrument was he well-known for playing? 10. What country created the first recipe for apple pie: England, France or USA? 11. How are Russian blue, Ragamuffin and American Wirehair similar? 12. What is Cookie Monster’s real name? 13. On Nov. 15, 1896, the Niagara Falls Power Company’s first long-distance hydroelectricity transmission went to what U.S. city? 14. What is considered the oldest alcoholic drink? 15. What Caribbean capital that is also the name of a cigar was moved twice due to mosquitos – until its founding on Nov. 16, 1519? 16. In the 1980s who designed the Louvre Pyramid lobby? 17. On Nov. 17, 2003, what actor became governor of California? 18. Which U.S. state has never had a foreign flag flying over it: California, Idaho or Massachusetts? 19. The deepest operating mine is Mponeng Gold Mine, which is in what country? 20. November 18 is the Great American Smokeout; smoking causes COPD, which stands for what? ANSWERS 1. El Capitan 2. It “cultivates the hobby of growing giant pumpkins throughout the world” 3. Peru 4. Pizza 5. “Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” 6. Henry David Thoreau 7. Idaho 8. 360 9. Accordion 10. England 11. They are cat breeds. 12. Sid 13. Buffalo 14. Mead 15. Havana 16. I.M. Pei 17. Arnold Schwarzenegger 18. Idaho 19. South Africa 20. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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Page 22 THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 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 Keshar, Rajesh Generalova, Oxana BUYER2 SELLER1 Jamba RT Maietta Pellegrino Est SELLER2 Chow, Anna L ADDRESS 137 Jefferson Ave #137 Maietta, Michael 78 Wellington Ave CITY Everett Everett DATE 20.10.2021 18.10.2021 PRICE $235 000,00 $741 000,00



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