THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, January 10, 2020 Page 5 Middlesex DA Marian Ryan receives Zonta International award O n November 8, 2019, Zonta International celebrated its Centennial Anniversary – 100 years of empowering women and girls around the world. What started with a group of women executives in 1919 in Buffalo, N.Y., became an international organization in 62 countries with over 29,000 members. The Centennial Awards given by Zonta International District 1 recognize a person or organization that shows exceptional dedication to empowering women through advocacy and/or service working or living in New England and/or Nova Scotia. “We are confident that this award will broaden our local networks and will strengthen our relationships with like-minded people and organizations. We don't want to live through 100 more years to achieve gender equality,” said Zonta International President/CEO Susanne von Bassewitz. The District 1 Centennial Award was presented to Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan by Joanne Puopolo, Past District 1 Governor and current Centennial Chair, at the recent District 1 Fall Conference held at the Four Points Sheraton As District Attorney, Ryan has Shown from left to right are Zonta International District 1 Liaison Margaret Bateman, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan, Zonta International District 1 Governor Elizabeth Hart and State Senator Jason Lewis. (Photo Courtesy of Zonta International) Boston Convention Center in Wakefield. Ryan was chosen to receive the award because of her commitment to advocating for survivors of domestic violence, educating teens on dating violence and empowering women. “Choosing D.A. Ryan for this award was easy as she has been working in collaboration with the Zonta Club of Malden for many years,” said Zonta International District 1 Governor Elizabeth Hart. “D.A. Ryan has supported our STEPS walk and Teen Dating Violence workshop and never hesitates to assist when needed.” Ryan has been the Middlesex County District Attorney since 2013. Before becoming District Attorney, she served the Office in various leadership positions, including General Counsel, Chief of the Domestic Violence Unit, Chief of the Elder/Disabled Unit and Senior Counsel in the Family Protection Bureau. A hallmark of Ryan’s administration has been her equal commitment to addressing crime and other public safety issues through innovative prevention programs and nontraditional community partnerships. Representative Ultrino reminds residents that Massachusetts Health Connector open enrollment continues through Jan. 23 S tate Representative Steven Ultrino (D-Malden) reminds constituents that Open Enrollment for health insurance coverage through the Massachusetts Health Connector runs through January 23, 2020, providing residents additional time to find affordable coverage that delivers a wide range of benefits and makes it easier and less costly to get health care. Uninsured residents in Massachusetts have until December 23 to apply, pick a plan and make a payment in order to have coverage starting January 1, 2020. For coverage effective February 1, 2020, individuals and families enrolling through the Health Connector have until January 23 to apply for coverage, select a plan and make a payment. In contrast, Open Enrollment in other states might end as early as December 15. “It is critical that individuals are aware of the extended Open Enrollment period that is available to Massachusetts residents so they do not miss out on the opportunity to enroll in health insurance coverage for the upcoming year,” said Ultrino. “Making sure you and your loved ones have health insurance covConnector’s plans meet the state’s coverage standards, ensuring that vital services – like annual physicals, pregnancy and maternity care and mental ULTRINO | SEE PAGE 7 Steven Ultrino State Representative erage is one of the most important things a person can do, and individuals may not even realize that they may be eligible for financial subsidies to help make premiums more affordable if they apply through the Health Connector.” The Health Connector offers up to 56 plans from nine of the state’s leading carriers, providing members with a variety of plans to meet their individual needs. Some eligible households might also have access to additional federal and state subsidies that make obtaining health insurance coverage more affordable through the Health Connector’s unique ConnectorCare program. All the Health A FULL SERVICE REAL ESTATE GROUP Commercial Sales and Leasing Residential Home Sales Real Estate Consulting Apartment Rentals Real Estate Auctions Business Brokerage Personal Property Appraisals Mass Licensed Auctioneer expanded initiatives in Middlesex County, including utilizing restorative justice practices to intervene in the lives of at-risk youngsters and young adults and expanding diversion. She is an advocate for reforming the criminal justice system to put in place policies to address the collateral consequences for individuals who get involved in the criminal justice system, ensuring that we continue to focus on rehabilitation and not just punitive aspects of the legal system. She regularly lectures and leads workshops on workplace safety, teen dating violence, internet safety and other initiatives that target vulnerable populations, such as immigrants and senior citizens. Ryan has been acknowledged for her leadership on the opioid crisis and for developing other initiatives aimed at keeping children safe and protecting seniors. A graduate of Emmanuel College and Boston College Law School, she lives in Belmont with her husband and two children. 560 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 | 617-512-5712 | sam@broadwayRE.com ADRIANA RESNICK DOMENICA RIGGIO SAM RESNICK

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