Maldden alld a Vol. 33, No. 6 den -FREEYour Local News & Sports Online in 6 Languages! Subscribe Here! AADD Advocate Staff Report S ome of the most well-known and appreciated contributors to the sport of Baseball in the city of Malden will soon get their due honors. The Inaugural Class of the new Malden Baseball LEGACY Hall of Fame is being announced today for the fi rst time in the Malden Advocate. All those who want to share in honoring these inaugural honorees are welcome and invited to attend the First Annual Malden Baseball LEGACY Hall INAUGURAL| SEE PAGE 9 Deano Summers with his sons, Jacky (left) and Nick, circa 1995 (Courtesy Photo) 4-PEAT! Malden High swim wins 4th straight GBL Championship by topping Revere Santos, Tran, Xu, Yip and Relay Teams rally Tornados, clinching title with 88-79 win on road CTE CAT AT www.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday Malden Baseball LEGACY Hall of Fame announced Inaugural 2024 Inductees for March 7 banquet Bob Rotondi is Legacy Selection; other inductees Shawn Brickman, Joe Caraco Sr., Kenny Mazonson, Deano Summers, Sal Turilli, Pearl & Perry Verge Sr. 617-387-2200 By Steve Freker M alden School Committee Vice Chairperson Jennifer Spadafora sounded the alarm once again at Monday’s regular meeting regarding the preliminary Chapter 70 state aid funding fi gure that was proposed recently. While it represented a seven percent increase of around $5.4 million from the FY23 state budget, Spadafora had reservations about the equity of the numbers that are included in Mass. Governor Maura Healey’s second state budget plan, citing far higher proposed Chapter 70 aid for similar districts in the region. Mayor Gary Christenson, who serves as Malden School Committee Chairperson, echoed those E Friday, February 9, 2024 School Committee: Malden Public Schools’ preliminary Chapter 70 state aid numbers are alarming Mayor, SC members express concern over $63.19 million proposed aid; challenge equity of 30-year-old formula Jennifer Spadafora Ward 3 School Committee Member and Vice Chairperson concerns, referencing an “already tight municipal budget” that city AID| SEE PAGE 8 Dog abandoned at Malden park is rescued, life saved by Good Samaritan and Malden Police ‘Big Momma’ has life after emergency surgery and new foster ‘Dad’ “Big Momma,” the mastiff that was found recently, after being abandoned in Trafton Park in Malden (Courtesy/NBC10) By Steve Freker GREAT JOB! Malden High swim Head Coach Jess Bisson congratulated the team after the GBL title-clinching meet win over Revere. (Advocate Photo) By Steve Freker O ver the past two decades-plus, they have consistently been the most successful team of all the Malden High Athletics program hosts. Since 2020, with teams coaches by former pool bosses Coach Barry Fitzpatrick, Mark Gagnon and now, SWIM| SEE PAGE 17 A dog’s life has a bright future after a succession of compassionate and generous people stepped to the forefront and helped save her. It’s so hard to imagine why someone would abandon her, scared and shivering, tied to a pole in Trafton Park in Maplewood. “Big Momma,” as the mastiff has since been named, was found in the cold the night of Dec. 14 on a pole in Trafton Park, “whimpering and screeching for help,” said Kevin Alkins, Malden Police’s animal control officer. DOG| SEE PAGE 5

Page 2 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Mayor declares Feb. 5-9 National School Counseling Week Malden School Counselors with Mayor Gary Christenson (center), Director of School Counseling, Testing & Academic Support Erin Craven (left of mayor, holding proclamation), Ward 3 School Committee Member/Vice Chair Jennifer Spadafora (left of Erin Craven) and Superintendent Dr. Ligia Noriega-Murphy (far right) (Courtesy of the City of Malden) Special to Th e Advocate I n coordination with Malden Public Schools’ Director of School Counseling, Testing & Academic Support, Erin Craven, Mayor Gary Christenson offi cially proclaimed February 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 Open Daily 4:00 PM Closed Sunday Announcing our Classic Specials Dine In Only: * FREE Salad with purchase of Entree, Monday & Tuesdays * Cheese Pizza - Only $10 Catch ALL The Live Sports Action On Our Large Screen TV’s SHOP LOCAL & DROP BY FOR DINNER! www.eight10barandgrille.com JOHN MACKEY & ASSOCIATES ~ Attorneys at Law ~ * PERSONAL INJURY * REAL ESTATE * FAMILY LAW * PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY * LANDLORD/TENANT DISPUTES 14 Norwood Street Everett, MA 02149 Phone: (617) 387-4900 Fax: (617) 381-1755 WWW.JMACKEYLAW.COM 5-9 National School Counseling Week. Sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students be successful in school and plan for their future. School counseling plays a pivotal role in fostering the development and well-being of students, transcending the traditional role of academic guidance. As educational institutions navigate the complex terrain of modern challenges, the importance of school counseling has become increasingly evident. Beyond assisting students in academic planning and course selection, counselors serve as advocates for mental health, providing invaluable support to students grappling with emotional distress, anxiety or personal struggles. School counseling also plays a pivotal role in facilitating post-secondary transitions and career exploration. More than 25 school counselors were in attendance along with Ward 3 School Committee Member Jennifer Spadafora and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ligia Noriega-Murphy as the Mayor offi cially thanked them for their important work in the district and issued a Proclamation on behalf of the City of Malden.

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Page 3 Malden High School Alumni Hall of Fame seeks new nominations Banquet, induction ceremony set for Friday, May 3 Distinguished Malden High Alumni enshrined in the MHSAA Hall of Fame By Steve Freker M The deadline to submit nominations for this year’s Malden High School Alumni Association (MHSAA) Hall of Fame is February 28. Bobby Sager By Steve Freker C alling all Maldonians, past and present! The Malden High School Alumni Association (MHSAA) needs your help. The 6th biennial MHSAA Hall of Fame is hosting another banquet and induction ceremony, which will be held on Friday, May 3, at Anthony’s (111 Canal St., Malden). The MHSSA is asking for nominations for this year’s induction class. MHSSA President Anthony Dickinson said input from the community is vital. “Family, graduates, teachers or administrators or former attendees know who among their colleagues have made exceptional achievements in their chosen careers or made outstanding contributions to society and should receive Hall of Fame recognition,” Dickinson said. An individual is eligible for nomination 10 years after graduation, or 10 years after attending Malden High School. Inductees may be selected from the following categories: Arts, Business, Community Service, Education, Government, Media, Military, Sciences, Technology. Nomination forms reiterating the qualifi cations for selection to the Malden High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame are available online at the website www.maldenhighalumni.com or at the Main Offi ce at Malden High School, 77 Salem St., Malden. The deadline to submit nomination forms is Wednesday, February 28. They may be sent to: MHSAA, Inc. P.O. Box 47 Malden, MA 02148 Advertise in The Advocate 617-387-2200 Former Governor John Volpe To be considered, and to help a special Selection Committee make its decision, all applications must be completely fi lled out, including a brief narrative expanding on the specifi c qualities and achievements of the nominee. The Selection Committee will select the nominees to be honored from the submitFormer Judge Emma (Fall) Schofi eld ted forms as well as from previous nomination forms that are kept in consideration for three event cycles. The MHS Alumni Hall of Fame was founded in 2014 to recognize exceptional MHS alumni. Any questions? contact MHSAA President Anthony Dickinson: anthonydickinson@gmail.com Gary Cherone any notable Malden High School alumni are already enshrined in the MHSAA Hall of Fame, with outstanding accomplishments in many diff erent fi elds and professions. From internationally renowned billionaire entrepreneur, photographer and philanthropist Bobby Sager (Class of 1972) to worldclass rocker Gary Cherone, the leader of fabulously successful band Extreme (Class of 1979), former Massachusetts Governor John Volpe (Class of 1926B), Malden’s longest-serving Mayor, Richard Howard (Class of 1970), a noted judge, Emma (Fall) Schofi eld (Class of 1902), and Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe columnist and author Kevin Cullen (Class of 1977), the list of previous honorees is illustrious and lengthy. Following is a list of the enshrined members of the MHSAA Hall of Fame. Inducted in inaugural Hall of Fame Class of 2014: Gary Cherone (MHS 1979, Arts), Kevin Cullen (MHS 1977, Media), Heather (Kahn) Braver (MHS 1985, Media), Keith Knight, Jr. (MHS 1984. Arts/Media), James Matisof (MHS 1954, Education), Judge Philip Weiner (MHS 1972, Govt. & Law), Judge Emma (Fall) Schofield (MHS 1902, Govt. & Community Service), Dr. George Holland (MHS 1955, Education) **** Inducted in Hall of Fame Class of 2015: Daniel DiSano (MHS 1986, Business); Paula Sneed (MHS 1965, Business); Bobby Sager (MHS 1972, Business); Dr. Stanton Shernan (MHS 1977, Science); Marie (Colantuoni) Coyle (MHS 1949, Science); Lt. Richard V. Dargie, Posthumously (MHS MHSAA | SEE PAGE 10 Mid-grade Regular $3.88 94 64 87 Over 45 Years of Excellence! Full Service $3.57 Order online at angelosoil.com

Page 4 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Malden Community Electricity program approved by DPU City of Malden preparing its launch in 2024 M ayor Gary Christenson, Councillor-at-Large Carey McDonald, State Senator Jason Lewis and State Representatives Paul Donato, Steve Ultrino and Kate Lipper-Garabedian were pleased to announce that the City of Malden has received approval of its Malden Community Electricity program from the Massachusetts Department of Public Gerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657 Dan - 1972 We Sell Cigars & Accessories! ALL MAJOR BRANDS Singles * Tins * Bundles * Boxes * Travel Humidors * Desk Top Humidors * Many Types of Lighters * Ash Trays * Juuls * Vapes * Glass Pipes * Rewards Program * CBD Infused Products * GIFTS UNDER $30 - GIFT CERTIFICATES STOCK-UP EARLY FOR CIGARS & ACCESSORIES! SUPER BOWL SUNDAY IS FEBRUARY 11th WINTER STORE HOURS: OPEN DAILY 7 DAYS A WEEK, 9AM - 6PM R.Y.O. TOBACCO & TUBES ON SALE! WE MAKE HOUSE KEYS! Green Label Cigar Sale! Buy 2 Cigars, Get One FREE! A.B.C. CIGAR 170 REVERE ST., REVERE (781) 289-4959 Steve Ultrino State Representative Celebrating Our 52nd Year Chris 2024 Gary Christenson Mayor es, while also combating climate change and bringing cleaner electricity to our community,” said Mayor Christensen. “We’re thrilled to start implementing this valuable program.” Approval from DPU came after nearly a year of advocacy from the Mayor, Councillor McDonald and Malden legislators to highlight the urgency of Malden’s energy and climate needs and get the plan approved. Malden’s advocacy has also contributed to systemwide improvements at DPU that will make it easier for all communities to increase their renewable energy supply and create or amend their aggregation plans. “I am thrilled that the residents of Malden will finally be able to reap the benefits of municipal aggregation. From the clear cost savings to the positive environmental impact, Malden Community Electricity is a great example of why the state needs to make it easier for communities to participate in these programs that pair climate resiliency with affordability,” said Senator Lewis. “This is a huge win for Malden for consumer protection and climate action,” said Councillor McDonald, who sponsored the Malden Community Electricity order. “I’ve heard so much support for this program across our neighborhoods, so I was very excited to hear about our approval – thank you to everyone who has helped get us to this point. We’ll be joining over a hundred other communities in the state to negotiKate Lipper-Garabedian State Representative ate bulk electrical rates on good terms for our residents and add more convenient renewable energy options. Malden Community Electricity will be a cornerstone of our equitable climate action strategy as we move towards greater electrification in our environmental justice community.” Now that Malden’s program is approved, the City will begin the process of soliciting bids for an electricity supplier and identifying a program launch date. Once the City has selected a supplier, it will conduct a community-wide education and outreach program. At that time, the City will be able to share the start date, prices, term length and renewable energy content of all the program options. The City’s default offering will seek to provide cleaner electricity with more renewable energy while also providing stable and competitive prices compared to National Grid. Malden Community Electricity will also offer two other options: one with 100% renewable energy, for those seeking the maximum climate impact, and one with just the minimum renewable energy required by the Commonwealth, for those seeking to minimize cost. Municipal aggregation programs like Malden Community Electricity almost always result in lower electrical rates compared to National Grid’s default rates; in part they use the collective purchasing power of the whole community DPU | SEE PAGE 8 Utilities (DPU). Malden Community Electricity will be an electricity aggregation program that will provide new, City-vetted options for electricity supply and increase renewable energy throughout the entire community. “This moment is a major step forward in helping Malden protect our residents and businesses from volatile electricity pricPaul Donato State Representative Carey McDonald Councillor-at-Large Jason Lewis State Senator

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Page 5 Job Program geared towards people DOG | FROM PAGE 1 50 and older continues at the Malden Public Library T he Malden Public Library continues to off er an online job support program for people 50 years old and older. The 50+ Job Seekers Program is a free service, and people 50 years or older are welcome to join any or all of the sessions, which are held on Zoom. Anyone interested who doesn’t have a computer or isn’t familiar with Zoom is welcome to come to the library and borrow a Chromebook during the sessions. Library staff will make sure anyone interested in participating can do so. The morning sessions are from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and meet on the fi rst and third Wednesdays. Here are the session dates and topics: February 21 – LinkedIn (Part #2) March 6 – Resumes (Part #1) March 20 – Resumes (Part #2) April 3 – Cover Letters & Using AI in the Job Search April 17 – Networking May 1 – Interview Strategies May 15 – Interview Practice 50+ Job seekers June 5 – Thinking Outside the Box June 12 – Marketing Plan The Library is excited to continue offering this program and encourages anyone interested to attend. Call the Malden Public Library with questions at 781-324-0218; ask for Marita. She also had a massive, 13 lb. tumor on her belly. A good Samaritan brought her to Malden police, and local kennel owner Bill Bowdridge immediately took over care of “Big Momma.” “It was the fi rst dog I’ve ever witnessed that cried real tears and the more we wiped the more the tears came. It would break anybody’s heart,” he said in an online report. Bowdridge, who owns Big Daddy Doggie Daycare, is fostering Big Momma and will try to adopt her. “She’s not the same dog. Being with us now, she lays on her back with all four legs in the air,” he said. As for now, Malden Police and Officer Alkins are looking for who left her in that park. “We feel the culprit of this planned this out, and we do not believe it was a Malden resident,” said Offi cer Alkins, who, unfortunately has had to deal with several other animals abandoned in this city in the past year. A GoFundMe account was started as the generosity continued for Big Momma and extensive surgery was done. The tumor is benign, and the two-yearold mastiff is in good health otherwise now, according to Malden Police. Need a hall for your special event? The Schiavo Club, located at 71 Tileston Street, Everett is available for your Birthdays, Anniversaries, Sweet 16 parties and more? For more info, call (857) 249-7882 SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY 519 BROADWAY EVERETT, MA 02149 Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available Sabatino Insurance is proud to welcome the loyal customers of PHONE: (617) 387-7466 FAX: (617) 381-9186 Visit us online at: WWW.SABATINO-INS.COM

Page 6 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 ~ Malden Musings ~ Farewell, Big A’s Nick Kombouras By Peter Levine N ick Kombouras has left the building. The Big A is no longer led into daily battle by the great, “Nick the Greek.” Long live the Big A and Nick the Greek! Congrats to (former) Big A owner Nick Kombouras on his well-deserved and hard-earned retirement! Nick was the face of the Big A for all these years! The Big A making the Malden community happy for the past 45 years with fabulous submarine sandwiches and quick, effi - cient service (think the old SNL skit “Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger”). We’re gonna miss your world-famous chicken parm and steak bombs, but from what I’ve heard, those acclaimed delicacies ain’t going anywhere! Just you are (we’ll miss you, Nick, but as long as the chicken parm stays, well, it’s all good – insert smiley face). I personally remember the day you took over ownership way back when. The food was good from Day 1 and the service quick (if not always with a smile). But he did have a most diffi cult time in those early years trying to establish himself in the neighborhood and persuade the Connah Gang to stop messing with his customers (and to move away from his front door). Well, Nick outlasted each and every generation of Connah rat that came along, going the distance, fi nally calling it quits on his own terms. A beloved fi gure in Edgeworth history, the Big A (and Nick) became Edgeworth institutions. We’ll miss you, big guy, but as long as there is a Big A, you’ll be remembered (and we’ll be happy). Here is a Big A tale from yesteryear from local raconteur, Pearl Street icon and Mary’s baby brother; James “Jimmy Moe” Molinari: “I’ll start with how I became overnight friends with Nick...from bitter enemies to besties, lol “Nick would yell at us to get away from the corner. It was mid-winter and we assumed he was calling the cops to kick us off the corner. So, one of us would hold open the door and a few of us would whip snowballs inside the Big A at Nick! We got a really big kick out of that (yeah, I know, but we were young and foolish – not necessarily in that order). That night we rolled up a snowball at least 7 feet in diameter, wedged it into the Big A 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 door which completely covered the entrance. LOL! We were 13, maybe, so please forgive. Nick did not appreciate this. “Next day my mom is going to bingo at Girl’s Catholic and says to me, ‘walk me to bingo, we’ll get sandwiches at the Big A fi rst.’ This had never happened. I’ve walked ma to bingo millions of times but never has she said, ‘let’s eat at the sub shop.’ “So, I’m now inside the Big A and I’m banned but I can’t tell ma that I’m not allowed inside the premises (see, to ma, I was her little angel). Nick comes over to the table (I’m looking at him like, don’t you dare!) then this happened: “Nick: ‘Hi, I’m Nick the owner, this is your son, Jimmy?’ “Ma: ‘Yes.’ “Nick: ‘Oh, he’s a good kid.’ “Ma glowing says, ‘thank you.’ “Thank God he went that route because anything else would have resulted in an intergenerational feud. After that nobody bothered Nick, I made sure of it. Laugh out loud.” It is said in “Malden Musings”... • Congratulations to Steve Winslow for being named Council President for 2024. Anybody who name checks Rick Barry & Willie Mays as role models growing up is okay in my book. • Congratulations to one of Malden’s best friends, Bob Rotondi, for being the very fi rst inductee into Malden’s Baseball Legacy Hall of Fame. The induction will happen on March 7 at the Moose and is sure to be a SRO aff air. • So much to catch up on...congratulations to former Charles Street boy Danny O’Boyle (Class of 1977) on his induction into the Malden High School Sports Hall of Fame. I watched Danny and his four brothers (Brian, Johnny, Paul and Frankie), nick~ Home of the Week ~ Step into luxury with this exquisite 5-bedroom architectural masterpiece, featuring a chef’s kitchen with a stunning 120-foot quartz island, state-of-the-art appliances, and Venetian plastered walls. Enjoy an open floor plan and a grand 2-story great room with a gorgeous fireplace. The luxurious primary suite boasts a spa-like bath. Discover the finished lower level with a family room and a wet bar. 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Fine boys from a great family. • Also, congrats to the 2012 MHS Girls’ Softball Team on their induction. The team photo taken that night at Anthony’s is priceless! • Condolences to the Truesdale family on the passing of the patriarch of the family, Fred. Born in Somerville, Fred worked for the City of Malden in the Parking Department for the past 16 years and was a 35-year member of the Teamsters Union Local 25, where he worked for U.S. Foods as a receiver. Fred was a good guy – a family man who, for the past six years, I was privileged to call friend. • Fred’s son Eric is a proud member of the Malden Fire Department. • Happy 72nd birthday to Bull’s little brother William (Billy) “Tecka” O’Leary. Ya, he knows he doesn’t look 72; he says it was all the clean living he’s done over the years. Next Buds on me, Tecka! • Still shaking my head (myself and many other Maldonians) about how good Freck’s tribute to the late Ernie Ardolino was. He threw the perfect spiral with his closing remark: “So, whenever you recall Ernie A. Ardolino Sr. – Mr. A, Coach Ardolino, just plain Ernie – think good thoughts, think happy thoughts, and remember that beaming, genuine smile he always wore. That is exactly how he would want it.” Beautiful, Steve. • Not sure how on earth this escaped my line of vision...congratulations to Tommy, Rob and Joey Dennehy’s mom Celia on her 100th trip around the sun! Last July it looked like everybody in Malden (except me!) showed up at Celia’s home (the same home she has resided in for the past 80 years) on Malden Street to wish her a happy birthday! Better late than never – happy birthday, Celia, and many more! Tommy! You better let me know when Celia celebrates 101! • I took lunch at Cornucopia Foods in beautiful downtown Malden Square last week. Neil Sullivan aka “Handsome Neil” (as his close friends call him) was behind the curtain preparing all kinds of goodies for the hungry, unwashed masses that enter the front door (which once was the front door of Louie Klane’s Shoe Store). One of those famous Neil MUSINGS| SEE PAGE 19

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Page 7 Kingpin of ‘Tiny Rascals’ gets 40 years in prison for drug trafficking and gun charges Feds: One of the most violent street gangs in the U.S. had a number of Malden and Everett residents; Armani ‘Shotz’ ‘Gustavo’ Minier-Tejada, of Salem, is 18th defendant to be sentenced in 3-year federal investigation By Noah Simon-Contreras O ne night in July 2020, shortly the COVID-19 pandemic had exploded worldwide like a nuclear missile, some uninformed punks in Cambridge – possibly with a death wish – must have thought it would be clever to livestream a message to the world that two of the most dangerous members of the Tiny Rascals Gangsters (TRG) street gang were also informants to law enforcement. Within less than an hour, Armani Minier-Tejada, then just 20 years old, and Jaiir Coleman, 20, of Malden, arrived outside a Harvard Street, Cambridge, housing project, where they discovered where the livestream had originated. The pair then unleashed hell into an estimated crowd of about 30 people, firing off 3040 rounds each from guns that had been converted to automatic weapons. Essentially, their firearms had become handheld machine guns, enabled by “selector switches.” Miraculously, inexplicably, what the shooters had intended to be a bloody massacre never materialized. No one was killed or even injured, aside from a few bumps and bruises incurred while scrambling in a mad dash to safety. That was just one of a series of at least seven violent shootings in which Minier-Tejada, a/k/a “Shotz” and “Gustavo,” and Coleman, a/k/a/ “JC” and “Chino,” participated in over a span of two and a half years from 2019 to 2021 as active members of what the FBI and federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) call one of the largest and most violent criminal street gangs in the country. Minier-Tejada was sentenced on Monday to 40 years in federal prison and five years of supervised release for leading a largescale drug trafficking conspiracy across the North Shore and into Maine. The TRG leader was convicted of participating in six shootings as well as acquiring over 40 firearms and multiple “selector switches” for himself and fellow gang members. The defendant was also held accountable for his role in a seventh shooting that resulted in a murder. In June 2023, Minier-Tejada was convicted by a federal jury of one count of conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and to possess with intent to distribtwo firearms – including a machine gun – and together fired at least 30 rounds into a large crowd of people gathered in the parking lot. At sentencing, Minier-TejaCHARGES| SEE PAGE 16 RON’S OIL Call For PRICE Pictured from left to right: Tiny Rascals Gangsters leaders Jaiir “Chino” Coleman and Armani “Shotz” “Gustavo” Minier-Tejada fire off rounds at an unknown location with converted machine pistols. (Courtesy/U.S. Dept. of Justice/Boston office) ute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine, cocaine and other controlled substances; one count of conspiracy to use and carry a firearm during and in relation to, and possess a firearm in furtherance of, a drug trafficking crime; and one count of use and carrying, brandishing and discharge of a firearm during and in relation to, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of, a drug trafficking crime. Minier-Tejada was a member and leader of a street gang known as the Tiny Rascal Gangsters, one of the largest and most violent criminal street gangs in the country, which operates on a decentralized structure via local groups or “sets.” TRG is involved in street-level distribution of powdered cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine, and members are known for their involvement in gun violence. In a release from the U.S. Department of Justice, it related, “Minier-Tejada and his co-conspirators, including members of the Lynn set of TRG, participated in a long-running conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess large quantities of fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine in Boston, the North Shore and the Bangor, Maine area. “Minier-Tejada served as the supplier for multiple large-scale drug dealers in Maine and, in total, he and his co-conspirators were responsible for trafficking more than 10 kilograms MALDEN CONVICTS: In an undated photo, Malden residents, from top, Phillips “Phon C” Charles –already serving a lengthy jail term – and Jaiir “JC” “Chino” Coleman show off plenty of “Benjamins” in a car. Coleman was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Boston yesterday (February 8) for his role in the three-year drugs and guns operation by his gang. (Courtesy/ U.S. Dept. of Justice/Boston office) each of fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine from Massachusetts into Maine. “Minier-Tejada and his co-conspirators produced numerous videos and images in which they were depicted brandishing and holding firearms, including multiple machine guns – that is, pistols equipped with ‘selector switches’ rendering them capable of fully automatic fire. Additionally, the drug conspiracy of which Minier-Tejada was a leader acquired over 40 firearms and multiple ‘selector switches’ for use by TRG members during the drug trafficking conspiracy. ‘Selector switches’ are aftermarket parts that convert a semi-automatic firearm into a machine gun, capable of fully automatic fire.” At sentencing, according to the DOJ release, the government established that in 2019 and 2020 Minier-Tejada and co-conspirators, including TRG gang members Marcus Carlisle, a/k/a “Reckless,” and Jaiir Coleman, a/k/a “JC,” committed six shootings in Boston and surrounding communities in furtherance of the drug conspiracy. At trial, the government introduced evidence concerning one of the shootings, taking place in Cambridge in July 2020, which was in response to a video being livestreamed from a parking lot accusing Minier-Tejada and Coleman of cooperating with law enforcement. 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Page 8 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 In “The Burning Fiery Furnace,” Enigma Chamber Opera finds a profound exploration of faith and power Upcoming performance has Malden ties E nigma Chamber Opera’s new production of Benjamin Britten’s 1966 opera “The Burning Fiery Furnace” brings to Boston one of the most compelling, yet least performed pieces in Britten’s three-part “church parable” series. Directed by Bostonand Scotland-based Artistic Director Kirsten Z. Cairns, this intimate and emotional opera will be performed live at Boston’s Cathedral Church of Saint Paul (138 Tremont St. in Boston) for two performances on February 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. The performances will be available for online streaming from February 23 to March 1. “The Burning Fiery Furnace,” with a libretto by William Plomer, is based on an Old Testament story from the Book of Daniel, in which three Israelites (Ananias, Misael and Azarias) are exiled to Babylon, upheld as intellectuals by ruler Nebuchadnezzar and undermined by an ideological astrologer who warns that anyone not worshiping a Golden Idol faces punishment in the hellish device of the title. The Israelites refuse to change their religious beliefs and are condemned into the furnace. They survive unscathed, are hailed as prophets and change the fates of both Nebuchadnezzar and the astrologer. This is the third of Britten’s three chamber operas that Cairns has directed. Cairns says “The Burning Fiery Furnace” looks at identity, politics and power struggles, and the need for personal integrity in a divided, sometimes poisonous world. “‘Curlew River’ taught us that in tough times, we can find comfort in others,” she says. “‘The Prodigal Son’ showed us how to be of comfort to those around us. In this production we learn that only by being true to ourselves can we survive the fiery furnace of this world.” The cast for Enigma’s “The Burning Fiery Furnace” includes Malden-born tenor Matthew DiBattista as Nebuchadnezzar, Aaron Engebreth as the Astrologer (and the Abbot), David McFerrin as Ananias, Jesse Darden as Misael, Daniel Fridley as Azarias, Paul Soper as the Herald, and Nathan Halbur, Fausto Miro and Luke Scott as chorus members. Students from St. Paul’s Choir School also perform. An eight-piece orchestra is led by conductor/organist Edward Elwyn Jones. The production team is Stage Director Kirsten Z. Cairns, set and projection designer Peter A. Torpey, lighting designer Paul Marr and Malden-based Costume Designer Rebecca Shannon Butler. Britten and “Furnace” Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) Law Offices of JOSEPH D. CATALDO, P.C. “ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW” • ESTATE/MEDICAID PLANNING • WILLS/TRUSTS/ESTATES • INCOME TAX PREPARATION • WEALTH MANAGEMENT • RETIREMENT PLANNING • ELDER LAW 369 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 (617)381-9600 JOSEPH D. CATALDO, CPA, CFP, MST, ESQUIRE. AICPA Personal Financial Specialist Designee tension between religious devotion and political authority, creating powerful music and drama experiences. The opera unfolds with intricate vocal and instrumental textures, employing a chamber ensemble to convey intensity and emotional depth. Britten’s signature use of dissonance and innovative orchestration contributes to the opMalden-based Costume Designer Rebecca Shannon Butler was a renowned English composer, conductor and pianist – widely regarded as one of the leading figures in 20th century classical music. In “The Burning Fiery Furnace,” as in all of his “church parables,” Britten’s composition skillfully captures the AID | FROM PAGE 1 officials are dealing with in upcoming deliberations for FY25. Two of the communities compared to Malden in a chart presented by Spadafora were Everett and Revere, which have similar student numbers in their populations and similar demographics. Everett, which has just 300 more students than Malden’s 6,570, was preliminarily allocated $111,682,212 – nearly twice as much as Malden – while Revere’s preliminary Chapter 70 aid is $98,418,11 – 50 percent more than Malden’s $68.2M, while having approximately the same number of students. Spadafora, who also announced she will be serving as chairperson of the School ComDPU | FROM PAGE 4 instead of one household. However, because utility supply prices change seasonally and future prices are unknown, the City cannot guarantee savings through the program. When the program launches, electricity customers that have not already selected their own electricity supplier will be eligible for automatic enrollment in Malden Community Electricity’s default offering. Thirty days before the program launches, those customers will receive a notice in the mail explaining the options. Electricity customers that have selected their own electricity supplier will not be eligible for automatic enrollment but will be able to era’s accessible, modern sound. “The Burning Fiery Furnace” is a thought-provoking and musically rich part of Britten’s repertoire. WHAT: “The Burning Fiery Furnace.” WHEN: Fri./Sat., Feb 16 and 17, 2024, at 7 p.m. WHERE: Boston’s Cathedral Church of Saint Paul, 138 Tremont St. in Boston. TICKETS: $20-33 – online streaming tickets are $15 – both are available at enigmachamberopera.org mittee’s Budget Committee, said that the members will be getting to work on the formulation of the FY25 Malden Public Schools budget with meetings scheduled beginning this month. Spadafora told those at the meeting “we will be working toward a level-funded budget for [the next school year] and it will be very challenging with these [Chapter 70] numbers.” The School Committee Vice Chairperson urged all to “contact the members of the state delegation and tell them we need their help.” “We are working on a formula that was devised in the 1990s. We really need to have it re-examined and brought up-to-date,” Mayor Christenson said, reiterating Spadafora’s plea. join the program at any time if they wish. Prior to launch the City’s mailers and public presentations will explain how to participate, or how to opt-out and prevent participation. Once participating, customers will be able to leave the program or switch their program option at any time, without penalty. The City took its first step towards launching the program in May 2022, when the City Council authorized electricity aggregation. The City then hired a consultant and drafted its Aggregation Plan, which was submitted to the DPU in December 2022. More information about the program can be found on the program website, MaldenCommunityElectricity.com.

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Page 9 INAUGURAL | FROM PAGE 1 of Fame dinner and induction ceremony on Thursday, March 7 at the Malden Moose Hall at 562 Broadway, Malden. There will be a social reception from 6:00-6:45 p.m., a photo session with inductees and their families from 6:45-7:00, with an Italian-themed buff et dinner at 7:00 p.m. sharp. The Malden Baseball LEGACY Hall of Fame’s mission is simple: “To honor those whose lives and meaningful contributions have directly and positively impacted Baseball in the city of Malden through the years.” In the letter to the inductees from the MBL Hall of Fame, it explains: “Baseball has been an integral part of the history of the city of Malden and indeed, it is a part of the very fabric of this community. The institutions that have been formed, then grown and thrived surrounding the sport of Baseball in our city have helped thousands of individuals and families in the city of Malden create so many wonderful and lasting relationships, friendships and memories. “Certainly, your contributions through the years to Baseball in the city of Malden deserve speto the present day, where he still serves as manager of the Malden BRL Knights. He has been called “Mr. Baseball” in Malden by Advocate columnist Peter Levine and “All Things Baseball in Malden” by Malden’s #1 baseball fan, Mayor Gary Christenson. “It should be a great night for cial recognition and acknowledgement among those whose contributions have been exemplary and particularly noteworthy.” This year’s inductees to be honored on March 7 are the following: —Bob Rotondi, Legacy Inductee —Shawn Brickman, former longtime Malden High Varsity Baseball Head Coach, Northeastern University Division 1 Baseball record-holder, Malden High School, Malden Babe Ruth League (BRL) and Malden Little League standout —Joe Caraco Sr., former longtime Malden BRL Manager, Board Member and Offi cer —Kenny Mazonson, present 50-year-plus Malden Little League and Malden Youth Baseball Manager, League Officer and Board Member, former MalThe most recent winners of the Malden Babe Ruth League Championship are the Pilots in 2024. They are shown with Mayor Gary Christenson. (Courtesy Photo) den BRL coach and former Malden Senior BRL Manager —Deano Summers, present Malden BRL Field Director (nearly 20 years), present Malden BRL Manager (Flames, nearly 30 years), former Malden Senior BRL Manager (Marlins), former Malden High School Assistant Baseball Coach —Sal Turilli (posthumously), former longtime Malden BRL (Stars) and Malden Little League (Tornadoes) manager, coached many, many future high school stars in Malden —Pearl and Perry Verge Sr., one of the early “First Lady of Malden Babe Ruth” contributors and her husband, who was a former longtime Malden BRL Manager and League Offi cer; Pearl Verge also a former Malden BRL Offi cer and Fundraising Assistant to League Treasurer The Legacy Inductee for 2024 is the individual whose contribution to the sport of baseball in Malden has been both very impactful and long-lasting. The baseball legacy of Bob Rotondi extends back to the 1950s, when he began his coaching career as manager of the Little League Rifl es. He then continued in the managerial ranks with the Malden BRL for 13-15 year olds in 1960 and continued everyone and we are expecting a great turnout,” said Malden Baseball LEGACY Hall of Fame representative and one of the founders Bob McVicar, who has long been active in Malden Baseball on many levels, particularly in fundraising for Malden Babe Ruth, Malden High School Baseball and Malden Youth Baseball. **** Tickets for the First Annual Malden Baseball LEGACY Hall of Fame are $35.00 per person and $280.00 for a table of eight. All tickets must be purchased in advance, with none sold at the door. Payment may be made through credit card, Venmo or Cash App. Arrangements can be made for check payment through reservations as well. Please email steve.freker@ gmail.com for ticket information and any other questions.

Page 10 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Sen. Lewis supports passage of gun violence prevention legislation O n February 1, 2024, Senator Jason Lewis joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate to pass, with bipartisan support, An Act to sensibly address fi rearm violence through eff ective reform – known as the SAFER Act – to increase fi rearm safety in the state and reduce gun violence without infringing on the constitutional rights of gun owners. The SAFER Act was drafted after hearing extensive public testimony and following months of discussions with stakeholders and advocates with diverse perspectives on the issue. The bill has been endorsed by gun violence prevention advocates, district attorneys and police chiefs, including the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association. “Massachusetts is already a national leader in combating gun violence, but there is always more we can and must do to make our communities as safe as possible for all of our residents,” said Senator Lewis. “This legislation was carefully crafted to focus on policies that will further reduce gun violence, including suicides, while respecting the rights of lawful gun owners in the Commonwealth.” On October 18, 2023, the Massachusetts Senate passed its version of the SAFER Act (120-38). Now a Conference Committee will be appointed to reconcile the diff erences between the bill versions passed by the Senate and the House. The bill includes the following provisions: • Ghost guns: Updates the state’s laws to bring Massachusetts in line with national standards and to ensure accountability and oversight for those who possess un-serialized and untraceable fi rearms. • Assault weapons: Codifies the state’s existing prohibition on assault weapons and copies or duplicates of those weapons. • Glock switches and trigger activators: Makes it illegal to possess devices that convert semiautomatic fi rearms into fully automatic machine guns. • Inspections of gun dealers: Ensures that gun dealers are inspected annually and allows the Massachusetts State Police to conduct those inspections if the local police department does not or cannot do so. • Data collection: Creates a more robust data reporting and analysis mechanism for guns used in crimes, suicides and attempted suicides to ensure that the Commonwealth can better target training and enforcement eff orts. • Gun industry accountability in advertising: Prohibits the marketing of unlawful fi rearm sales to minors and allows industry actors to be held civilly liable if such marketing practices lead to an individual being harmed. • Firing at a dwelling: Creates a criminal charge for intentionally fi ring a gun at a dwelling or other building in use. • Do-not-sell list: Creates a volSenator Jason Lewis joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate to pass the SAFER Act to increase fi rearm safety in the state. (Photo courtesy of Senator Lewis’s offi ce) • Red flag law and Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO). Allows health care professionals to petition courts to remove fi rearms and licenses from patients who pose a risk to themselves or others. The bill also allows preemptive orders to prevent a dangerous individual from obtaining a license to carry a fi rearm. • Harassment prevention orders: Protects survivors of harassment by requiring courts to compel the surrender of fi rearms by individuals who are subject to harassment protection orders who pose an immediate threat. • Sensitive places: Prohibits the carrying of fi rearms in government administrative buildings, with exceptions for law enforcement offi cers and municipalities that choose to opt out. • Mental health and gun licensing: Ensures that fi rearm licensing authorities have access to certain information about an applicant’s history of involuntary mental health hospitalizations due to posing a serious harm – with appropriate safeguards to guarantee privacy and due process. MHSAA | FROM PAGE 10 1939, Military Service); Hollis E. Durgin (MHS 1940), Community Service). **** Inducted in Hall of Fame Class of 2016: John McCarthy (MHS 1964, Business); Diane (Katz) Portnoy, MHS 1963, Education); Marc Phaneuf (MHS 1982, Arts); Brigadier General Theresa (Ciccolo) Prince (MHS 1978, Military Service); Virginia Diane (Shahbas) Yardumian (MHS 1946, Education & Community Service); Governor John Volpe (MHS 1926, Government). **** Inducted in Hall of Fame Class of 2018: Diana (DellaPiana) Cataldo (MHS 1958, Business); John Boris (MHS 1964, Community Service); Noreen Grice (MHS untary do-not-sell fi rearm database to allow individuals who worry they might be a threat to themselves or others to voluntarily exclude themselves from having the ability to purchase fi rearms. • Community violence prevention: Creates a commission to analyze the allocation of state violence prevention funding and recommend changes to reduce gun violence in disproportionately impacted communities; develops a pilot program to promote gun safety awareness and fi rearms licensing education; and establishes a task force to make recommendations for maximizing federal funding for gun violence prevention in the most equitable way. • Emerging fi rearm technology: Establishes a commission to study emerging fi rearm technology, with a particular focus on products and features that could increase safety. 1981, Science); Nicholas “Dick” Robinson (MHS 1956, Media); Edmund A. Trabucco (MHS 1934, Government); Ann Carol Grossman (MHS 1965, Arts); Joanne (Assetta) Iovino, Posthumously (MHS 1965, Education & Community Service); John Haynes Holmes (MHS 1968, Community Service). **** Inducted in Hall of Fame Class of 2022: Nancy Finklestein, Posthumously (MHS 1960, Education); Norman Greenbaum (MHS 1960, Arts); Michael Goldman (MHS 1967, Government); Ron Cox (MHS 1966, Media); Richard C. Howard (Class of 1970, Government); Sandra Vellerman (Class of 1977, Science); Phillip E. Hyde (MHS 1982, Technology); Albert R. Spadafora (Class of 1964, Business). Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/ Advocate.news.ma

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Page 11 ~ Excellence in the MPS ~ Linden K-8 community participates in ‘Walk and Roll Day’ hosted by MassDOT ‘Safe Routes To School’ program Students and family members joined educators and staff from the Linden STEAM Academy K-8 school to take part in the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Safe Routes To School program this week. Mayor Gary Christenson, Councillors Steve Winslow (Ward 6, City Council President) and Ari Tayor (Ward 5) and School Committee Member Sharyn Rose-Zeiberg (Ward 8) joined the Linden Community to participate in the Winter Walk and Roll to School. Students, teachers and families met at Hawkridge Delta Park on Beach Street or Steve’s Corner Store on Salem Street in an eff ort to raise awareness of getting to school safely. The program works to increase safe walking and biking among elementary, middle and high school students by using a collaborative, community-focused approach. School leaders encouraged students to wear bright colors in the evening or early morning, to cross at crosswalks, to be aware of surroundings and to always look both ways before crossing. An added bonus was that the students assisted the Mayor in picking up trash along the route. Mayor and School Committee Chairperson Gary Christenson declares Feb. 5-9 National School Counseling Week in Malden In coordination with Malden Public Schools’ Director of School Counseling, Testing & Academic Support, Erin Craven, Mayor Gary Christenson offi cially proclaimed February 5-9 National School Counseling Week in Malden. Sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students be successful in school and plan for their future. School counseling plays a pivotal role in fostering the development and well-being of students, transcending the traditional role of academic guidance. As educational institutions navigate the complex terrain of modern challenges, the importance of school counseling has become increasingly evident. Beyond assisting students in academic planning and course selection, counselors serve as advocates for mental health, providing invaluable support to students grappling with emotional distress, anxiety or personal struggles. School counseling also plays a pivotal role in facilitating post-secondary transitions and career exploration. More than 25 school counselors were in attendance along with Superintendent Dr. Ligia Noriega-Murphy and School Committee Vice Chairperson Jennifer Spadafora (Ward 3) as the Mayor offi cially thanked them for their important work in the district and issued a Proclamation on behalf of the City of Malden. ‘OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM’: At the Forestdale School, Ms. Casgrain and Ms. Rock’s Kindergarten class put on a great performance of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” for the rest of the Kindergarten students while learning about farm animals and farm life. The students really got into the performance and thinking about the animals on the farm! Also shown (in the center with stuff ed animal) is Assistant Superintendent Pam MacDonald. (Courtesy/Falcon Flyer/Forestdale School) LINDEN WALK AND ROLL: Malden students with (from left, back row) School Committee Member Sharyn Rose-Zeiberg, Councillor Ari Taylor, Mayor Gary Christenson and City Council President Steve Winslow. (Courtesy/City of Malden) NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK: Malden School Counselors with Mayor Gary Christenson (center), Director of School Counseling, Testing & Academic Support Erin Craven (left of Mayor, holding proclamation), School Committee Member Jennifer Spadafora (left of Erin Craven, and Superintendent Dr. Ligia Noriega-Murphy (far right). (Courtesy/ City of Malden) Charlie Conefrey - Malden High School Year: 2023 This award is presented to an individual who embodies the virtues of an outstanding, model athletic administrator. An individual who was recognized by their colleagues for his continued support and guidance of others in the profession. In addition, this individual is someone who encourages new individuals into the profession as an Athletic Director, as well as fosters others to continue to grow in their roles as an Athletic Administrator. Someone who fully supports the Athletic Administration professional and all that it encompasses; through his work at the league, district and state levels. We are pleased to present the 2023 Richard E. Lewis Award to Charlie Conefrey in recognition of his guidance and support as an Athletic Administrator. The Massachusetts Secondary Schools Athletic Directors Association commends Charlie Conefrey for his outstanding contributions and invaluable service to interscholastic high school athletics.

Page 12 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Chinese Culture Connection draws nearly 1,000 to 15th Annual Malden Lunar New Year Celebration at MHS By Tara Vocino M ore than 900 people attended Saturday’s 15th Annual Malden Lunar New Year Celebration – hosted by the Chinese Culture Connection (CCC) – at Malden High School. Performers highlighted Malden’s growing Asian American diversity. Raffle winners Weiling Shen and Ethan Li won Beats Flex Bluetooth headphones; they are pictured with event organizer Mei Hung and JiaHui Zheng. Performers gathered for a group photo. (Courtesy photo, Anna Tse) “Song of the Fishermen” was performed by the Carnations Art Troupe, instructed by Amy Huang. “Dai Girls in the Rain” was performed by Xiaoyun Cong, Grace Glynn, Yin Jiang, Zhimin Li and Jimin Ren, of CJT Dream Dance, instructed by Mia Tsai. The Chinese Culture Connection Art Troupe, instructed by Anny Huang, performed “Maiden’s Love.” The Boston Shuffle Team performed a dance medley. The Chinese Traditional Music Club at Berklee College of Music performed “Waves of the Sea.” “Elegance Down Memory Lane” was performed by the Evergreen Dance Group, instructed by Lin-Yu Loh. Children waited for oranges from the Lions Dance performance. Shown from left to right: JiaHui Zheng (MC), Mayor Gary Christenson, (CCC Board President Yulan Lin, event organizer/CCC Executive Director Mei Hung and USPS Malden Branch Manager Bill Collins beside the United States Post Office Lunar New Year Stamp. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/ Advocate.news.ma The Starry Night Band performed “Infiltrated Sunday.” Band members are Lydia Deng, Maria Deng, Lucas Li and Caillou Wong. Ruoqiu Tao, of the Kunqu Opera, performed “The Peony Pavilion.”

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Page 13 Walk and Roll to School with Mayor & Friends Special to Th e Advocate M ayor Gary Christenson, City Council President Steve Winslow, Ward 5 Councillor Ari Tayor and Ward 8 School Committee Member Sharyn RoseZeiberg joined the Linden Community to participate in the Winter Walk and Roll to School as part of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School Program this week. Students, teachers and families met at Hawkridge Delta Park on Beach Street or Steve’s Corner Store on Salem Street in an eff ort to raise awareness of getting to school safely. The program works to increase safe walking and biking among elementary, middle and high school students by using a collaborative, community-focused approach. School leaders encouraged students to wear bright colors in the evening or early morning, to cross at crosswalks, to be aware of surroundings and to always look both ways before crossing. An added bonus was that the students assisted the Mayor in picking up trash along the route! Upcoming Malden Reads film screening at Malden Public Library Malden students with (from left, back row) Ward 8 School Committee Member Sharyn Rose-Zeiberg, Ward 5 Councillor Ari Taylor, Mayor Gary Christenson and City Council President Steve Winslow (Courtesy of the City of Malden) Film Screening Students assist Mayor Christenson in picking up trash. (Courtesy of the City of Malden) Malden Delegation Announces $193,022 Green Communities Grant B OSTON – State Senator Jason Lewis, State Representatives Paul Donato, Steven Ultrino, and Kate Lipper-Garabedian and the City of Malden are excited to announce a $193,022 Green Communities grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to support Malden’s clean energy goals. The City of Malden will use this state grant to fund energy conservation measures, including an air source heat pump, pipe insulation, a domestic HW heat pump, and pool solar thermal heating in municipal facilities including the Malden Senior Center, the Beebe School, and Malden High School. “I’m thrilled that Malden is receiving this Green Communities state grant to help the City achieve its own energy effi ciency targets, while also supporting our larger statewide climate action goals,” said State Senator Jason Lewis. “I look forward to seeing the progress that Malden continues to make as we work together to promote cleaner and more effi cient energy usage in the community.” “In a great leap towards sustainable progress, Malden proudly received a Green Communities Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources,” said State Representative Paul Donato. “This grant will allow us to move closer to our clean energy goals. It also further emphasizes our commitment to a greener future, promoting environmental stewardship for years to come.” “As an Environmental Justice Community, Malden has taken great steps to further our clean energy goals,” said State Representative Steve Ultrino. “I am proud of the work done by the City to invest in energy effi ciency and implement projects that will continue to make our community cleaner, healthier, and safer for future generations. Congratulations again on receiving this grant and the Delegation looks forward to supporting other energy effi ciency initiatives in our community.” “I applaud the City of Mallease join us for the Malden Reads film screening and discussion of “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution.” This 2020 fi lm will be shown on Wednesday, February 28, from 6:008:30 p.m. at the Malden Public Library. This fi lm screening is one of Malden Reads’ 2024 season of events for the book “Being Heumann” by the “Mother of the Disability Rights Movement,” Judith Heumann. “Crip Camp” is “Rated R for some language including sexual references” – 107 minutes, 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Light refreshments will be served. The fi lm will be followed by a discussion with our special guest, Salima Slimane, who is currently an Arabic and French lecturer at Boston University. She holds an Ed.M. in Special Education from BU’s Wheelock School of Education & Human P den for its successful application for a Green Communities state grant which will aid it in achieving its climate action goals,” said State Representative Kate Lipper-Garabedian. “I joined the legislature in appropriating state funding for this important program, and it is gratifying to see a municipality in my District receive an award to support local projects focused on clean energy and climate-conscious infrastructure. I look forward to continuing to work with the State delegation and the City to address our climate crisis.” “I am happy to say the City of Malden continues to move in the right direction with respect to our energy goals,” said Malden Mayor Gary Christenson. “Becoming a Green community has certainly been benefi cial to helping us achieve our energy targets. I look forward to continuing the momentum we have built and am grateful to our partners at the State for helping to make this a reality for our residents and our City.” Development. Salima is very passionate about special education and promoting inclusive practices. She is on the board of Massachusetts Advocates for Children, a private, nonprofi t organization dedicated to removing barriers to educational and life opportunities for children and youth. You can pick up a copy of “Being Heumann” at the Malden Public Library. The e-book and e-audiobook is also available on the Libby app with your Malden, Boston or Chelsea Public Library card here: https://bpl.overdrive. com/search?query=Being%20 Heumann This event is cosponsored by Malden Reads and the Malden Public Library. For more details about Malden Reads fi lm screening events, please contact the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218. Mayor and City Council announce vacancies on the Police Community Advisory Council M ayor Gary Christenson and the City Council are reaching out to Malden residents to fi ll fi ve positions on the newly formed Police Community Advisory Council (PCAC). Pursuant to City of Malden Code, 2.16.160, the PCAC consists of seven members in total with fi ve appointed by the Mayor and City Council and two youth members appointed by the Superintendent of Schools. Employees of the Malden Police Department are not eligible, nor may there be a police offi cer in an applicant’s household. Membership of the PCAC shall be representative of the demographics of Malden in terms of race, gender, age, immigration status and other relevant factors or identities. The PCAC’s mission is to promote public awareness and broad community engagement on the City’s police services, activities, programs and general public safety issues. The goal is to facilitate open dialogue and transparency, aiding the Malden Police Department (MPD) in their public safety mission while enhancing police-community relations. The members of PCAC will solicit feedback from civilian community members, review data provided by the MPD and make recommendations in the areas of safety, equity, accessibility, fairness, inclusion, transparency and/or public trust of the City’s policing and public safety services. Once convened the members of the PCAC will determine when and how often to meet. To apply, please complete the online Boards and Commissions Application in full at www.cityofmalden.org/BCApplication. Please email kmanninghall@ cityofmalden.org for more information. The deadline for accepting applications is Wednesday, March 6.

Page 14 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Everett/Revere/Malden cooperative boys’ hockey team united in determination for strong finish By Dom Nicastro T he Everett cooperative boys’ hockey team, which features players from Everett, Revere, Malden and Mystic Valley high schools, is heading toward the home stretch. The team is 5-11-1 after 17 games. While there likely won’t be any postseason appearance for the Tide, the team wants to finish strong in its final three games. We caught up with two of its captains – senior forward and Malden’s Lukas Deguire of Mystic Valley and Revere senior forward Ollie Svendsen – in the meantime for a Q&A on leadership and the team’s progress lately. Advocate: Three out of the last four games have been competitive. What is the team doing well lately? Deguire: I feel that our team has done a great job in these last four games at coming together and understanding that it would be a great memory to each of the 11 seniors on our team if we were able to finish off the season on a strong note. There is definitely a deeper sense of passion at this point in the season as the games quickly wind down, and we’re just giving all we have on and off the ice to be a competitive team. Svendsen: The key to the Shown from left to right, senior captain Jake Simpson of Malden, senior captain Ollie Svendsen of Revere, Malden's Lukas Deguire of Mystic Valley and Head Coach Craig Richards. team’s late success has been the amount of “grit” we have put in day in and day out. We have been in some high-scoring games, and we seem to never give up. We really work on getting pucks deep in the corner and beating those defensemen to the puck and gain control. Just getting the puck to the net has been huge for us especially when we crash for rebounds and deflections. Advocate: What are some things you guys feel like you can improve? Deguire: Obviously, there is always room for improvement with any team, and we could definitely work on perfecting our systems, as these are what will win us decisive games. The effort has been there as of recently, but if we can master our positioning in each zone and further our chemistry together, we will be a definitively better team. Svendsen: A huge improvement for us would be our first-period play. We always seem to come out flat, making us go down on the scoreboard early. After that buzzer rings to end the first, there is almost always a switch that turns on, and we start battling our way back. Advocate: How do you go about forming team chemistry when you have four different schools and it’s hard to see each other outside the rink? Deguire: There is no doubt that team chemistry is hard to come by when combining four schools, but our coaching staff has done an incredible job at ensuring that we can have time to bond and create memories. This is done through our weekly team dinners, assigned locker room seating, and on-ice chats that allow us to express ourselves. All of these ideas help us form better relationships and give us an identity as a team, rather than four separate schools. Svendsen: In my personal experience, I have been playing with Everett/Revere Youth Hockey my whole life. When I was about 12, our youth program joined forces with Malden’s youth hockey program so it was nice to meet some future teammates since Revere and Malden were combined for var~ Malden Neighborhood Basketball League ~ Week 6 2024 Malden Neighborhood Basketball League Team W L Lakers Bullets Kings 7 6 2 1 Games behind Streak W - 2 W - 4 1 1 5 5 0 .5 Sixers 5 3 2 L - 1 Celtics 4.5 5 Pistons 1 7 6 L - 3 Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Linden Game 1 – Celtics 44, Lakers 43 In our very rare first game of the year outside the Ferryway School, the Good Old Linden School showcased two great games this night. The Emerald figured out the mystery of the undefeated purple people by stunning them by 1 point at the buzzer. S. Warton did all he could, scoring 93% of the Lakers’ total and ending with a game-high 30. On the other side, D. Jacques (13) & C. Malave (11) had that eye of the tiger on their side, thanks to a very energetic Coach in Yvens “Magic” Riviere facing off against his years ago former Coach Beany Amos. Game 2 – Sixers 61, Pistons 50, OT The Sixers & Pistons went to Overtime and it seemed too much for the Pistons’ engines to maintain friction. L - 1 L - 4 The Sixers ran away in quarter 5 with the Victory. C. Joseph led the way with his season-high & game-high score of 26; teammate A. Martino added 11 and the defense did the rest by holding their opponent to just 4 points in the OT. The Pistons’ N. Sullivan had a good game ending with a team-high 17 as J. Bly (11) and M. Cook (10) did their part in this tough loss. Saturday, Feb. 3, at Ferryway Game 1 – Sixers 35, Celtics 30 The Green came out flat in this opening contest. C. Mathely had a steady game ending with a game-high of 18, but the rest of the team couldn’t generate the offense it needed to help. The Crimson didn’t do a whole lot better offensively, but thanks to a set of 10 from J. Geronimo & C. Joseph as well as two big 3’s from A. Martino they were able to score the victory. Game 2 – Lakers 37, Kings 31, OT Speaking of offensive woes, even with an extra frame into overtime only Z. Pierre was able to eclipse the double-digit mark in scoring for the Kings with 10. The Lakers also had problems getting players involved on the offensive end, but S. Warton (14) stayed somewhat Hot, as he has been all year, and ended with the game-high. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Ferryway Game 1 – Bullets 63, Sixers 35 The Boys in Blue are on a hot streak – winners of four straight – and dominated this game from the tap, especially in the second quarter with a 21-6 margin, which had them on cruise control the rest of the way; being led by L. Guertin (17), L. Wright (15) & C. Mijar (12). The Sixers’ C. Joseph had himself a decent weekend & ended with team-high (14). The rest of the squad was on cruise control in a different way, it seemed, offensively? Game 2 – Lakers 58, Pistons 47 The Lakers stay on top with this Win. Thanks to a monster game from S. Warton, who had five 3’s and ended with a weekend high of 36. He also led his team in scoring every quarter. The Pistons squad did pretty well for themselves on the offense; they just needed some early defensive help, as they did lock it down in the fourth, but just a lil too late. Top scorers for them were R. Wallace & N. Sullivan with 14 each, and J. Dorismond added 11. Next week’s games: Sat., Feb. 17 Bullets Kings Celtics Lakers Wed., Feb. 21 at Linden Pistons Kings Bullets Celtics Sun., Feb. 18 Celtics Bullets Sixers Pistons sity high school hockey. I knew all the Everett players from playing youth hockey and was excited to get the chance to play against my friends. Instead, we once again joined forces and I was ecstatic to play with all my friends growing up. Advocate: As a senior, how have you tried to work with the underclassmen to help them get better? Deguire: As a senior, there is a distinct role of maturity and setting an example for the younger players on the team. Throughout the season, I have made sure to maintain a positive attitude on and off the ice that reflects onto the underclassmen. Whether it is taking the lead in a drill or giving maximum effort on a skate at the end of practice, I have tried to set the bar for the younger guys to follow this season and for the rest of their high school careers. Svendsen: I have seen a lot of improvement from the newcomers this season. I try to lead by example in practice. Furthermore, games can be nerve-racking, and when an underclassman makes a mistake, they tend to get really down on themselves. I try to explain that they won’t make the next play if they are still so focused on the last one and that they have to let it go.

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Page 15 Meet the 2024 Malden, Revere and Everett High School Wrestling Co-Op Team Greater Boston League Team, shown from left to right: Front row: Thomas Cau, Maria Luiza Medeiros, Kevin Prada Araujo, Nora Hounain, Kenny Wong, Katelyn Vo, Eduardo Landaverde Lemus, Chris Seccareccio, Hayden Butler, Matt Chan, Audrey Nguyen and Declan Chaisson; back row: Co-Head Coach Kevin Isaza, James Montello, Peter Noel, Obert Jean Louis, Stanley Davitoria, Angel Chinchilla, Radley Lekuku, Kevin Argueta, Jason Wang, Carlos Jimenez, Hakim Malik, Gaetano Foster, David Prada Araujo, Sean Cochran, Jason Vasquez Tevez, Elijah Miranda, Mark Sylvain and Co-Head Coach Nick Erban. By Tara Vocino T he Malden High Golden Tornadoes, Revere High Patriots and Everett High Crimson Tide Wrestling Co-Op team were honored during their Senior Night against the Saugus-Peabody High School Sachems/Tanners at Malden High School last Wednesday. Their banquet is Tuesday, March 12 at Anthony’s of Malden at 6 p.m. Shown from left to right: Co-Head Coach Kevin Isaza, CoCaptains Maria Luiza Medeiros, David Prada Araujo and Kevin Argueta and Co-Head Coach Nick Erban. Wrestlers hailing from Malden, shown from left to right: Front row: Kenny Wong, Kevin Prada Araujo, Nora Hounain, Katelyn Vo, Eduardo Landaverde Lemus, Thomas Cau, Matt Chan, and Audrey Nguyen; back row: Co-Head Coach Kevin Isaza (MHS), Obert Jean Louis, Stanley Davitoria, Jason Wang, David Prada Araujo, Sean Cochran, Declan Chaisson and Co-Head Coach Nick Erban (EHS). Wrestlers hailing from Revere, shown from left to right: CoHead Coach Kevin Isaza (MHS); Carlos Jimenez (Sr., 190 lbs.); Radley Lekuku (Soph. 144 lbs.); Hakim Malik (Sr., 175 lbs.) and Co-Head Coach Nick Erban (EHS). (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Wrestlers hailing from Everett, shown from left to right: Co-Head Coach Kevin Isaza (MHS); Maria Luisa Madeiros (Sr., 113 lbs.); Kevin Argueta (Jr., HVY); Angel Chinchilla (Soph., 157 lbs.); Gaetano Foster (Soph., HVY); Mark Silvain (Jr., HVY); Jason Vasquez Tevez (Soph., 138 lbs.) and Co-Head Coach Nick Erban. Shown from left to right: Co-Head Coach Kevin Isaza, GBL team players James Montello, Peter Noel, Hayden Butler, Elijah Miranda and Chris Seccareccio and Co-Head Coach Nick Erban.

Page 16 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Mystic Valley Boys Swimming Team cruises to 17th straight CAC Championship By Emily Brennan T he Mystic Valley Regional Charter School’s Boys Varsity Swimming Team wrapped up a phenomenal regular season last Thursday at the Commonwealth Athletic Conference (CAC) Championship meet held at Lynn Tech. The team, which had already gone undefeated in League meets, beating all eight CAC teams in the dual meet season, capped it off by winning the League Championship – scoring more than double the second-place team, Shawsheen Tech. The team got off to a great start in the 200 Yard Medley Relay when Senior Captain Jason Yan led off in the backstroke in a blistering pace, giving the team a three second lead over Shawsheen, in the first of four legs. The team never looked back, with Yan followed by sophomores Christian Antonucci in breaststroke, Thomas Sodeyama-Cardosa in butterfly and Jaden Anthony in the anchor leg swimming freestyle. Their time of 1:45.72 was six seconds better than second-place Shawsheen. The team would win all but one of the eight individual events over the course of the two day meet. Jayden Anthony would lead the way as the only boys meet participant to win two individual events, with wins in the 100 yard freestyle and 500 freestyle. In the 100 freestyle he hit the wall at 51.31, touching out his opponent from the coop team of Lowell/Innovation Academy/Nashoba by fourtenths of a second – one of the closest races of the day. Following the Medley relay, Kevin Sodeyama-Cardosa won the 200 yard freestyle, and immediately following, brother Thomas Sodeyama-Cardosa splashed to victory in the 200 CHARGES | FROM PAGE 7 da was also held responsible for a seventh shooting that took place in Lynn – during the course of the drug conspiracy – on July 4, 2020, that was committed by fellow TRG members. This seventh shooting resulted in the death of one victim and injuries to four others. Minier-Tejeda is the 18th federal defendant to be sentenced CHAMPIONS: Shown from left to right: Back row: Aris Catic, Jason Yan, Lucas Santos, Kevin Capa and Christian Antonucci; middle row: Lucas Freitas, Adrian Chang, Jaden Anthony, George George and Brady Capa; front row: Thomas Sodeyama-Cardoso, Ryan Catic, Brandon Wamala, and Dylan Phan. yard individual medley, where the swimmer swims two lengths of each stroke: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Thomas, hitting the wall at 2:05.14, touched just ahead of teammate Jason Yan, who recorded a time of 2:06.5. In what was the closest and maybe most exciting race of the day, sophomore Lucas Freitas was in a photo finish – recording a time of 24.11 seconds, finishing in second place by four one-hundredths of a second to Shawsheen sprinter Harrison Kinsella, who touched at 24.07. Freitas, despite the heartbreak loss, was not to be denied, winning the next event, the 100 200 Medley Relay 200 Yard Freestyle 200 Individual Medley 50 Yard Freestyle 100 Yard Butterfly 100 Yard Freestyle 500 Yard Freestyle 200 Yard Free Relay 100 Yard Backstroke 100 Yard Breaststroke Top Four Teams Team Score Mystic Valley (MV) K. Sodeyama-Cardosa T. Sodeyama-Cardosa Shawsheen Lucas Freitas MV Jaden Anthony MV Jaden Anthony MV Mystic Valley Jason Yan MV Christian Antonucci MV 400 Yard Freestyle Relay Mystic Valley Mystic Valley (MV) 610 2nd Place Shawsheen yard butterfly, reversing roles and just touching out teammate Lucas Santos by two-tenths of a second for the Gold. Shortly after, Mystic Valley with the team of sophomores Freitas, Kevin Sodeyama-Cardosa, Santos and freshman Brady Capa finished first in the 200 Freestyle Relay with a time Commonwealth Athletic Conference Boys Swim Championship Top Three 2023 1st Place Lucas Santos MV Jason Yan MV Lucas Freitas MV Lucas Santos MV Lowell/Innovation/Nshba K. Sodeyama-Cardosa Blue Hills Dylan Phan MV T. Sodeyama-Cardosa Shawsheen Shawsheen Tech 253.5 3rd Place Blue Hills Henry Cao MV Christian Antonucci MV Blue Hills Minuteman Shawsheen Dylan Phan MV Lowell/Innovation/Nshba George George MV Aris Catic MV Blue Hills Blue Hills 233 of 1:39.47. Although the time is nearly a full 10 seconds off the League Record set by Mystic Valley eight years ago, it is perhaps the best time ever recorded by such a young group at the school. Finishing out the individual events, Captain Yan won the 100 yard backstroke and sophomore Christian Antonucci swam to victory in the 100 breaststroke. In the final event of the meet, the 400 yard freestyle relay, Jaden Anthony, Christian Antonucci, Jason Yan and Thomas Sodeyama-Cardosa finished first in 3:26.69 – one of the best times ever at the CAC Championship for the event. With an average split of 51.7 seconds per hundred and three of the four being sophomores, the future is very bright. Mystic Valley is right back in action on Saturday, February 3, for a last chance meet in Malden at 7 p.m. The Eagles then travel to WPI on Sunday, February 11, for the MIAA Sectional Tournament. For the latest on Mystic Valley Athletics, follow the Eagles via social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Winning Time 1:45.72 1:56.23 2:05.14 24.07 1:00.57 51.31 5:09.92 1:39.47 57.83 1:05.43 3:26.69 Greater Lowell 192.5 in this case. Over the past three years, the investigation has resulted in the arrest, conviction and imprisonment of multiple drug traffickers and violent offenders in the Greater Boston area, including Vincent Caruso, a/k/a “Fatz,” who was sentenced to 250 months in federal prison; his mother Laurie Caruso and coconspirator Ernest Johnson, a/k/a “Yo Pesci,” who were sentenced to 108 and 78 months in federal prison, respectively. Malden-based drug trafficker and participant in a shooting of a vehicle that contained a young child, Phillips Charles, a/k/a “Phon C,” was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison; TRG leader David Oth, a/k/a “Baby Bouncer,” was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison; and Ahsan Arty, a/k/a “Hass,” a member of a violent drug and gun conspiracy, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison. Coleman, also of Malden, pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy in February 2022 and was scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Boston yesterday (February 8). Valuable assistance in the investigation was provided by Chelsea, Everett, Lynn, Malden, Salem, Mass., and Somerville Police, as well as the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine; Maine State Police; Maine Drug Enforcement Agency; Essex, Middlesex and Suffolk County District Attorney’s Offices; Essex and Hancock (Maine) County Sheriff’s Department; and Portland (Maine) and Westbrook (Maine) Police Departments. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Philip A. Mallard and Kaitlin R. O’Donnell of the Organized Crime & Gang Unit prosecuted the case.

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Page 17 Malden man, 33, gets 10 years in jail for selling crystal meth to undercover agent A 33-year-old Malden man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for distributing methamphetamine to an undercover law enforcement officer; David Desousa was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to 10 years in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release. In September 2022, Desousa pleaded guilty to one count of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, one count of distributing five grams or more of methamphetamine, one count SWIM | FROM PAGE 1 Jess Bisson, Malden High coed swim has won – remarkably – nearly 90 percent if its regular season meets. The Golden Tornadoes swim team have been Greater Boston League (and for two years, Northeastern Conference South) champions a whopping 19 times in 25 seasons. The latest stretch of excellence has come with Coach Bisson at the helm. With an 88-79 win over Revere on the road at the Garfield School in Revere on January 18, Malden High clinched its 4th straight GBL title and 6th straight league championship overall. Finishing with another unbeaten league mark (5-0), Malden used a few first-place finishes, a wheelbarrow-full of seconds and thirds and a dominating sweep of the three relays run officially that day to seal another championship. “It certainly was not a given or something we thought we could do easily,” Coach Bisson said of this year’s title shot. “We knew we would have to focus of distributing a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine and three counts of possessing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. In February 2020, an investigation began into Desousa’s methamphetamine distribution activities. On three separate occasions – in February, March and July 2020 – Desousa met with and sold various quantities of methamphetamine to an undercover agent. Desousa was arrested on Aug. 6, 2020, in Medford while he was travelling to deliver two ounces of methamphetamine to the undercover agent. More than 55 grams of 99% pure methamphetamine and 10.814 grams of cocaine base were seized from Desousa’s vehicle. During a subsequent search of Desousa’s residence, more than 75 grams of methamphetamine, a loaded Remington .380 caliber pistol and $5,000 in cash were seized. An additional 83 grams of 99% pure methamphetamine and $90,000 in cash were also seized from Desousa’s storage unit. Acting U.S. Attorney Joshua S. Levy; the Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New England Field Division, Brian D. Boyle; the Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s Boston Division, Ketty Larco-Ward; Arlington Police Chief Juliann Flaherty; Medford Police Chief Jack Buckley; and Malden Police Chief Glenn Cronin made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Philip C. Cheng and James E. Arnold of the Narcotics & Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case. This effort was part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles the highest level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice. gov/OCDETF. 1. (M) Sophie Tran, 1:06.18; 2. (R) Matthew Terrell, 1:10.02; 3. (M) James Zhou, 1:14.26; 4.(R) Joslyn Nguyen, 1:14.2; 5. (R) Feng, 1:22.32. 100 Freestyle 1. (M) Xu, 57.36; 2. (R) Hill, 1:04.20; 3. Lipa, 1:06.10; 4. Santos, 1:09.12; 5. Gordon Zeng, 1:11.87. 100 Breaststroke 1. (R) Rua, 1:24.50; 2. (M) Stanley Yip, 1:29.50; 3. (R) Nathaniel Hill, 1:28.03; 4. (M) Kevin Lin, 1:32.29. 100 Backstroke 1. (R) Cano, 1:03.04; 2. (M) SoMALDEN SWIM TEAM: The Golden Tornadoes won their 4th consecutive Greater Boston League Championship with a meet victory in its last one of the season on the road versus Revere, 8879. (Advocate Photo) lay events is what truly carried the team to the meet win. In the 200-yard medley relay, the foursome of Joslyn Nguyen, Hailey Tran, Sophie Tran and Tiffany Pham rolled to a first-place time of 2:04.93. Second-place was Ian Ian Ho, Stanley Yip, James Zhou and Joao Victor Santos (2:13.66). 200 Yard Freestyle later in the afternoon to put the meet out of reach. First place went to Joao Victor Santos, James Zhou, Stanley Yip and Xiaode “David” Xu at 1:58.62. Revere got second place by time, but was disqualified by an error. Malden took third with Pham, Larissa Retanero Granja, Gorden Zeng and Danielle Harrington (2:08.65) and fifth with Jasmin Diaz Gomez, Sabrina Daforsega, Dasia Valentine and Sofia Euorog (2:42.18). Revere was second at 1:56.14 with Matthew Terrell, Wilson Feng, Harrison Rua and Nathaniel Hill. Here’s how the other events finished: 200 Individual Freestyle 1. (Revere) Juan Cano, 2:00.41; DAVID XU WINS: Malden High’s Xiaode “David” Xu swam to a win in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 57.36 seconds. (Advocate Photo) and put in the work.” “We also knew we would have to rely on some new people to be able to compete for the [GBL] title,” Coach Bisson said, “and that’s exactly what we did.” Malden’s strength in the reRevere’s Jannet Sehli, Harrison Rua, Vilson Lipa and Leah Zuniga were third at 2:26.43. Malden’s Sophia Huynh, Christina Mui, Yingyan Xia and Weigi Du were fourth (2:48.23). Malden also went 1-3-5 in the 2. (Malden) David Xu, 2:06.65; 3. (Revere) Terrell, 2:23.12; 4. (Malden) Joslyn Nguyen, 2:33.16; 5. (Malden) Danielle Harrington (2:38.33). 200 Individual Medley 1. (R) Alem Casir, 2:23.23; 2. (M) Hailey Tran, 2:24.50; 3. (M) Pham, 2:58.97; 4. (M) Yingyan Xia, 3:10.29; 5. (R) Leah Zuniga, 3:52.9. 50 Freestyle 1. (M) Santos, 27.43; 2. (R) Wilson Feng, 28.06; 3. (M) Stanley Yip, 28.25; 4. (R) Rua, 28.36; 5. (M) Weigi Du, 38.72; 6. (R) Jannett Sehli, 33.31. 100 Butterfly phie Tran, 1:09.08; 3. (R) Lipa, 1:16.27; 4. (M) Ian Ian Ho, 1:20.85; 5. (M) Yinjie Wang (1:23.98). 500 Freestyle 1. (R) Alem Cesic, 6:15.85; 2. (M) Danielle Harrington, 7:10.80; 3.(R) Jannett Sehli, 7:21.28; 4. (M) Ian Ian Ho, 7:34.51; 5. (M) James Zhou, 7:40.22; 6. (R) Leah Zuniga, 8:21.56. GORDON and JOAO: Malden team members, sophomore Gordon Zeng (left) and senior Joao Victor Santos talk it over before an event. (Advocate Photo)

Page 18 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Healey-Driscoll Administration announce $5M for fire departments Malden included in the more than 300 communities awarded funds for safety equipment CITY OF MALDEN Forest Dale Cemetery 150 Forest Street Malden, MA 02148 Telephone: 781-397-7191 / Fax: 781-388-0849 Christopher Rosa., Superintendent of Cemeteries / Tree Warden LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF MALDEN PUBLIC TREE HEARING In accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 87, Section 3, notice is herewith given that a public hearing will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, the 21st day of February 2024 at Malden City Hall Conference Room 108, 215 Pleasant Street, Malden, Massachusetts for the purpose of determining if the thirty-two (32) public shade trees shall be removed or remain per the Tree Warden of the City of Malden. The trees are located at or around the address identified below: Address Street STREET RECONSTRUCTION (ENGINEERING) 14 AUTUMN STREET 26-28 KENMORE ROAD ON AUTUMN 26-28 KENMORE ROAD ON AUTUMN 18 AUTUMN STREET 24 AUTUMN STREET 25 KENMORE ON AUTUMN 28 AUTUMN STREET 28 ROSEMONT ST ON AUTUMN 42 AUTUMN STREET 48 AUTUMN STREET 27 ROSEMONT ST ON AUTUMN 27 ROSEMONT ST ON AUTUMN 34 WEDGEMERE ST ON AUTUMN 60 AUTUMN STREET 69 AUTUMN STREET 69 AUTUMN STREET 74 AUTUMN STREET 78 AUTUMN STREET 78 AUTUMN STREET 83 AUTUMN STREET 90 AUTUMN STREET 94 AUTUMN STREET 96 AUTUMN STREET 83 LISBON STREET 83 LISBON STREET 81 LISBON STREET 81 LISBON STREET 57 LISBON STREET 40 LISBON STREET 29 LISBON STREET 7 LISBON STREET 7 LISBON STREET DBH (IN) Common Name 6 7 11 3 11 7 7 3 12 5 5 6 3 6 7 12 8 9 4 5 5 14 11 15 18 20 19 12 18 25 21 31 CALLERY PEAR CALLERY PEAR NORWAY MAPLE CALLERY PEAR CRIMSON K. MAPLE CALLERY PEAR CALLERY PEAR CALLERY PEAR CALLERY PEAR CALLERY PEAR CALLERY PEAR CALLERY PEAR CALLERY PEAR CALLERY PEAR CALLERY PEAR CALLERY PEAR CALLERY PEAR CRIMSON K. MAPLE CRABAPPLE CALLERY PEAR CALLERY PEAR PIN OAK NORWAY MAPLE LITTLELEAF LINDEN LITTLELEAF LINDEN LITTLELEAF LINDEN LITTLELEAF LINDEN LITTLELEAF LINDEN LITTLELEAF LINDEN LITTLELEAF LINDEN LITTLELEAF LINDEN LITTLELEAF LINDEN OBJECTIONS TO THE REMOVAL OF ANY TREE(S) MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING BY THE TREE WARDEN AT THE ABOVE LISTED ADDRESS PRIOR TO OR AT THE TREE HEARING. LETTERS CAN BE MAILED OR EMAILED TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS. R ecently the Healey-Driscoll Administration announced $5 million in awards to 321 Massachusetts fire departments through the state’s Firefi ghter Safety Equipment Grant program. The City of Malden will receive $35,000. “Every single day, firefighters across Massachusetts put themselves in harm’s way to protect their communities,” said Governor Maura Healey. “They deserve our thanks and our support. The Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant program is just one way we can express our appreciation for that selfl ess dedication.” “From structure fi res and water rescues to hazardous materials and building collapses, fi refi ghters never know what life-threatening risks the next call will bring,” said Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll. “These grants will support the purchase of fundamental tools and specialty equipment to help them do a dangerous job more safely.” Fire departments across Massachusetts were invited to apply to the Firefi ghter Safety Equipment Grant program, which provides reimbursement on purchases of 135 different types of eligible equipment. Eligible items include hoses and nozzles, turnout gear, ballistic protective equipment, gear washers and dryers, thermal imaging cameras, hand tools and extrication equipment, communications resources, hazardous gas meters, and more. In many cases, the purchase of this equipment will help departments attain compliance with Occupational Safety & Health Administration or National Fire Protection Association safety standards. This is the fourth year that funding has been awarded through the program. “For the second year in a row, many fi re departments are using this program to provide their personnel with ballistic vests and helmets so they can make life-saving rescues in active shooter situations,” said Secretary of Public Safety and Security Terrence Reidy. “As we confront this growing threat and other emerging hazards, we are proud of the way Massachusetts fi re departments have risen to every challenge.” “While smoke and fl ames are the most obvious threats to fi refi ghters’ safety, occupational cancer is the leading cause of death in the fi re service,” said Deputy Secretary Susan Terrey. “We now know that wearing the right type of protective gear and cleaning it properly can reduce that risk. This program will give many fi refi ghters access to tools that will help protect them from the number one threat to their health and well-being.” “The Firefi ghter Safety Equipment Grants are an investment in the health and safety of Massachusetts firefighters,” said State Fire Marshal Jon Davine. “The fl exibility of the program is especially valuable because it allows each department to make purchases based on their specifi c needs and resources. It has become a vital part of the way the Massachusetts fi re service prepares for the constantly evolving threats in the world around us.” “Firefighters who have the proper protective gear and contemporary rescue tools are much better able to protect themselves and the residents they serve,” said Hyannis Fire Chief Peter Burke, President of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts. “These grant awards will have immeasurable impacts on public safety in Massachusetts for years to come.” Christopher Rosa City of Malden Tree Warden February 09, 16, 2024 For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Page 19 Friends of the Malden River Meeting moved to Everett I n order to attend the Everett City Council meeting, the Friends of the Malden River’s February meeting has been moved to Everett City Hall (484 Broadway, Everett) on February 12 at 6:30 in the Keverian Room adjacent to the City Council Chambers. Please sign up to submit public comment in the back of the City Council Chambers at 6:30. The City Council welcomes public comment on the need for National Grid to install an attractive, user-friendly and easily accessible path along the Malden River shorelines connecting the Northern Strand Community Trail to Everett’s River Green Park. National Grid’s community liaison will be in attendance to listen and to relay the comments. The Conservation Law Foundation along with the Malden River municipalities, Mystic River Watershed Association and state legislators are in negotiations with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and National Grid attorneys. The Friends’ goal is to demonstrate public opinion on the importance of this critical piece of the Malden River Walk that would not only circle the Malden River but also connect the Malden River to the Mystic River Greenway, a future 25-mile circuit connecting communities and parks. National Grid hired and paid Shadley Associates to design and create an estimate for the River Walk. ROTH IRA ACCOUNTS T he Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 created the ROTH IRA MUSINGS | FROM PAGE 6 Sullivan hot dogs with some home fries and I said to myself, fuhgeddaboudit!! Darn good choice, Pistol! Thank you, Neil, your place is a treasure in case you didn’t realize it. And you are too, friend. As Peter Falk’s iconic TV character Columbo would say, “Just one more thing, sir” – growing up in Edgeworth by Jimmy Walker: “Just some quick random Edgeworth thoughts and memories. “Chestnut fights, fruit trees and vegetable gardens in most backyards (sometimes good for the taking if you could outrun the dogs) but most folks would give them to you if you asked. Stickball at Emerson or Immaculate, street hockey everywhere (that damn orange ball), pick up baseball at Devir, tackle football without pads, Peter Levine riding his bike all over Edgeworth with his long hair and Celtics tank top. Delivering papers to Bobby Barry house right after a snowstorm, knowing I was going to get pelted good with snowballs, but I had a job to do, lol. “Going to visit my grandmother Connie in the kitchen at Forgione’s (after getting pelted by snowballs) for a hot meatball and a piece of bread while my aunt Rose tells my grandmother she’s giving away the profits for the day, lol. “Growing up next door to Mike’s Cafe and learning what excessive alcohol consumption is all about at 7 years old from my bedroom window at 2 am. “Working at Skip’s Auto on the corner of Highland and Medford with Paul Trulli and Art Rogers, they taught this 14-year-old a lot about cars and life....and hockey. “Growing up in Edgeworth with some of the best people that I still call friends today. A privilege to know most of you folks. Thank you for a great childhood and many awesome memories.” Postscript: In the photo, at City Hall on Pleasant Street, happily pictured side by side are recently retired Big A owner Nick “Steak Bomb” Kombouras and Mayor Gary “The Bomb” Christenson right after Mayor Gary handed Nick a sheet of paper thanking him for his many years making Malden a happy place. Good to see the two pictured together smiling. I recall back in the day driving by the Big A, in the front window spying a sign hanging prominently supporting the mayor’s opponent that year and saying to myself, Nick, Nick, Nick, you’re backing the wrong mayoral candidate this race (Gary won – again – btw). Insert great big smiley face. —Peter is lifelong Malden and a regular contributor to the Malden Advocate. He can be reached at PeteL39@aol. com for comments, compliments or criticisms. effective January 1, 1998. Although ROTH IRA’S are not tax deductible, if certain requirements are met, the earnings can be withdrawn tax free. Furthermore, the so-called “minimum distribution rules” that apply to Traditional IRA’S do not apply to ROTH IRA’S. Traditional IRA’S require withdrawals no later than April 1 following the Calendar Year in which the owner reaches age 73. Earnings in a ROTH IRA can accumulate tax-free during the owner’s lifetime. An individual can contribute the lesser of his or her earned income for the year or $6,500 to either a ROTH IRA or a Traditional IRA. The Taxpayer, however, must meet certain adjusted gross income (AGI) limitations. In addition, the owner may still participate in an employer-sponsored retirement plan. If you are age 50 or older, you can contribute an additional $1,000 to a Roth IRA or Traditional IRA. For single Taxpayers, eligibility phases out with AGI between $138,000 and $153,000 and for married, filing joint Taxpayers, eligibility phases out with AGI between $218,000 and $228,000. For a married, filing joint Taxpayer, if the couple’s AGI is less than $218,000, and the working spouse has at least $6,500 in earned income, then each spouse can contribute $6,500 to a ROTH IRA. This is so even if the non-working spouse has no earned income. The non-working spouse in effect “borrows” the earned income of the other spouse. If you are an active participant in a qualified retirement plan, and a single taxpayer, your contribution to a Roth IRA is phased out with AGI between $73,000 and $83,000. If you are married filing a joint tax return, the contribution is phased out with AGI between $116,000 and $136,000. For a spouse who is not an active participant in a qualified retirement plan, the Roth IRA contribution is phased out with AGI between $218,000 and $228,000. Why contribute to a ROTH IRA? The benefits of “tax-free” earnings are simply too good to ignore. You may, however, still decide to contribute to a Traditional IRA if you (i) expect to retire relatively soon; (ii) you expect that your tax bracket will significantly drop during retirement; (iii) you will need the funds soon; (iv) and you plan on investing the savings in tax dollars generated from the Traditional IRA contribution itself. If you were to be laid off, switch jobs or retire, tremendous flexibility is gained when viewing basic ROTH IRA planning. When you terminate your employment, your 401(k) balance, for example, can be rolled over first into a Traditional IRA “roll-over” account. This would constitute a taxfree “roll-over.” From there, you could convert the Traditional IRA to a ROTH IRA. This would constitute a taxable conversion. You have the flexibility of determining in which calendar years to perform the conversion, based upon whether or not you had been working in a particular calendar year, whether or not your other income is unusually low in a particular year, or whether or not you had sufficient mortgage interest or real estate tax deductions to help offset the “conversion” income. One problem with Traditional IRA’S is that the “deferred income” is ultimately taxed to the beneficiaries. Under the Secure Act, non-spousal beneficiaries have 10 years to withdraw the account balance as opposed to over his or her life expectancy. This is a game changer. With ROTH IRA’S, the income when received is received “tax free.” Furthermore, tax-free growth can continue after your death unlike with a Traditional IRA. Spousal beneficiaries can establish their own Spousal Roth IRA account and continue with tax deferral. There would be no required minimum distributions during the surviving spouse’s lifetime, unlike with a Traditional IRA account. Children old enough to earn income should be encouraged to earn at least $6,500 per year in order to contribute to a ROTH IRA. This will result in a tremendous benefit based upon many years of contributions. The investment accumulates income tax free. One often overlooked benefit of a ROTH IRA is found in the Medicaid Planning area. An individual who foresees the possibility of being admitted into a nursing home, expecting to apply for MassHealth benefits, could withdraw the account balance and place into an irrevocable trust in order to commence the five-year look back period. None of the withdrawal would be taxable so there is a much greater incentive to take action to protect the assets in the Roth IRA. This is not the case with a Traditional IRA account. The entire withdrawal would be taxable. Once the required five-year look back period is satisfied, that individual may be eligible for MassHealth benefits as a result of having transferred the countable ROTH IRA assets from his or her name.. ROTH IRA’S offer significant planning opportunities. If you are eligible to make a contribution, it is almost always a good idea to do so. A ROTH IRA contribution must been made by April 17, 2024 for Calendar Year 2023. Joseph D. Cataldo is an estate planning/elder law attorney, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, AICPA Personal Financial Specialist and holds a master’s degree in taxation. REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS BUYER1 THALI, AMOGH BUYER2 SELLER1 DEJESUS, MARCIO SELLER2 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. 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Page 20 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 avvya yavvy eniiooravvy S iorn or v y Dear Owen, Yes, traditional Medicare does indeed cover some weight-loss treatments like counseling and certain types of surgery for overweight benefi ciaries, but unfortunately it doesn’t cover weight-loss programs or medications. Here’s what you should know. Who’s Eligible For benefi ciaries to receive available Medicare-covered weight-loss treatments your body mass index (BMI), which is an estimate of your body fat based on your height and weight, must be 30 or higher. A BMI of 30 or above is considered obese and increases your risk for many health conditions, such as some cancers, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and sleep apnea. To fi nd out your BMI, the National Institutes of Health has a free calculator that you can access online at nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm. What’s Covered If you fi nd that your BMI is 30 or higher, Medicare Part B will cover up to 12 months of weight-loss counseling conducted by a medical professional in a primary care setting (like a doctor’s offi ce). Most counseling sessions entail an initial obesity screening, a dietary assessment and behavioral therapy designed to help you lose weight by focusing on diet and exercise. Medicare also covers certain types of bariatric and metabolic surgery for morbidly obese benefi ciaries who have a BMI of 35 or above and have at least one underlying obesity-related health condition, such as diabetes or heart disease. You must also show that you’ve tried to lose weight in the past through dieting or exercise and have been unsuccessful. These procedures make changes to your digestive system to help you lose weight and improve the health of your metabolism. Some common bariatric surgical procedures covered include Rouxen-Y gastric bypass surgery, which reduces the stomach to a small pouch that makes you feel full even following small meals. And laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, which inserts an infl atable band that creates a gastric pouch encircling the top of the stomach. What’s Not Covered Unfortunately, original Medicare does not cover weight-loss programs such as fi tness or gym memberships, meal delivery services, or popular weight-loss programs such as Jenny Craig, Noom and WW (formerly Weight Watchers). Medicare also does not cover any weight-loss drugs, but it does cover FDA approved diabetes drugs that have unintentionally become very popular for weight loss. Medicare Part D plans cover Ozempic and Mounjaro for diabetes only, not for weight loss! So, your doctor will need to prescribe these medications for diabetes in order to get them covered. Medicare also does not cover Wegovy or Zepbound because they’re approved only for weight loss. The reason behind the weight-loss drug omission is the Medicare Modernization Act, which specifi cally excluded them back when the law was written 20 years ago. They also excluded drugs used for cosmetic purposes, fertility, hair growth and erectile dysfunction. Without insurance, weight-loss medications are expensive, often costing $1,000 to $1,300 a month. To help curb costs, try websites like GoodRX.com or SingleCare.com to fi nd the best retail prices in your area. Or, if your income is limited, try patient assistance programs through Eli Lilly (LillyCares.com) which makes Mounjaro and Zepbound, or Novo Nordisk (NovoCare.com) the maker of Ozempic and Wegovy. Medicare Advantage If you happen to be enrolled in a private Medicare Advantage plan, you may have coverage for gym memberships and some weight loss and healthy food delivery programs. These are considered expanded supplemental benefi ts and have gradually been added to some plans to provide coverage for nutrition, health and wellness. Contact your plan to see what it provides. 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. io iori by Jim Miller Does Medicare Cover Weight-Loss Treatments? Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover any weight-loss treatments for overweight retirees? I just turned 65 and need to lose about 100 pounds and would like to know if Medicare can help. Overweight Owen Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID CONTRACT 2024-W-1 2024 WATERWORKS IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM MALDEN, MASSACHUSETTS THE CITY OF MALDEN invites sealed bids for Contract 2024-W-1 of its 2024 Waterworks Improvements Program. Bids will be received at the office of the Malden Engineering Department, 215 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor, Room 340, Malden, MA 02148, until 1:30 PM local time on Thursday, February 29, 2024 and at that place and time will be opened and read aloud. In general, the work of this contract shall consist of replacing water mains in 6 streets, Bowers Street, Dennis Road, Revere Street, Rudolf Street, Wilbur Street, and Wiley Street totaling approximately 3,033 linear feet. The work includes installing, maintaining and removing temporary bypass systems; removing existing and constructing new water mains, replacing existing service connections, hydrants and associated valves and fittings; constructing temporary and permanent roadway and sidewalk trench patches; and related appurtenant and incidental work. Contract Documents will become available Thursday, February 15, 2024 and may be obtained at the office of the Malden Engineering Department, 215 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor, Room 340, Malden, MA 02148, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. City offices are closed on Fridays. A deposit in the form of a check payable to the “City of Malden, Massachusetts” in the amount of $50.00 will be required for each set of the Contract Documents. A refund of the deposit will be made for Contract Documents returned in good condition within 4 weeks after bids are received. Bidder’s requesting Contract Documents by mail shall include an additional non-refundable check payable to “Hayner/Swanson, Inc.” in the amount of $40.00 per set to cover handling and mailing costs. The bids shall be prepared and submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Bids must be accompanied by a bid security, satisfactory to the City, in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total bid. The bid security shall be in the form of a bid bond issued by a company licensed to do business in the Commonwealth; or a certified, treasurer’s or cashier’s check, issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the “City of Malden, Massachusetts”. Cash deposits will not be accepted. A Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Payment Bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the bid will be required of the successful bidder. The cost of all bonds and insurances required by this Invitation to Bid and the associated Contract Documents are the responsibility of the Bidder; such costs will not be reimbursed separately by City and shall be included in your bid. Contracts for work under this Proposal will obligate the Contractor and Subcontractors to comply with applicable Federal, State and local provisions regarding prevailing wage rates, insurances, labor, equal employment opportunity, anti-discrimination and affirmative action. All bids are subject to the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 30, Section 39M. Wages are subject to minimum wage rates determined by the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Industries pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 149, Sec. 26 to 27H. The schedule of wage rates applicable to this contract is included in the Contract Documents. In addition, the prevailing wage schedule will be updated annually for all applicable projects lasting longer than one (1) year. You will be required to pay the rates set out in any updated prevailing wage schedule. Increases in prevailing wage schedules will not be the basis for change order requests. The successful bidder will be required to provide a Certificate of Insurance demonstrating current coverage of the types and amounts set forth in the Contract Documents. Bids may be held by the City of Malden for a period not to exceed sixty (60) calendar days from the date of the opening of bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders, prior to awarding the Contract. The City of Malden reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids received if deemed to be in their best interest. CITY OF MALDEN BY Yem Lip, P.E. City Engineer Malden Engineering Department February 9, 2024 LEGAL NOTICE

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 9, 2024 Page 21 OBITUARIES Lisa M. Greeley Of Malden. Formerly of Somerville, on February 2nd. Beloved daughter of Barbara (Bettencourt) Greeley of Malden and the late Frank Greeley. Wife of Richard Howard of Malden. Mother of Brendan Howard and his wife Mary of Scituate, Kyle Howard of New York City and Andrew Howard of Melrose. Sister of Jill Sheehan and her husband Patrick of Millis and the late Mark and Gary Greeley. Lisa was raised in Somerville, graduating from Somerville High School. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Dartmouth College and her Master’s Degree from Simmons University. Since 1982, she has worked as a commercial loan offi cer for several area fi nancial institutions. Lisa had a very competitive nature. She was an avid golfer and tennis player. She also had a talent for interior design and decorating. Relatives & friends are invited to attend her funeral from the Breslin Funeral Home, 610 Pleasant St., Malden on Saturday February 10th at 9 AM followed by her Funeral Mass celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant St., Malden at 10 AM. Interment is private. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday February 9th from 4-7 PM. Stephen Johnson Sr. Of Malden passed away surrounded by his loving family February 3rd, 2024. The son of the late Charles and Frances (Coughlin) Johnson, Steve was born and raised in Somerville, MA. He graduated from Somerville High School in 1970. Steve married Patricia (Noonan) in April of 1972 and the two settled down. They raised their four children Stephen Jr., Scott, Amanda, and Nicole. During his free time, he loved to fi sh, enjoyed weekly breakfast with his “cardiac buddies”, the news or a game from his favorite spot on the couch, sing to his favorite oldies, and spending time with family and friends. Steve was also a long-time manager at The Americana Condominiums. Steve is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia of Malden, his children Stephen and his wife Ann of Tewksbury, Scott and his wife Susan of Swampscott, Amanda Abbott of Derry NH, and Nicole Chabre and her husband Jeff of Malden. Cherished Grampy of Stephen, Kristina, Addison and Caleb Johnson. Brother of the late Linda and David Johnson, loved nephew of Marie Jobert, and dear cousin to many. He is also survived by several other family members and friends. Services for Steve will be held at the Weir Funeral Home, 144 Salem Street in Malden on Friday February 9th from 5-9pm. In lieu of fl owers, please support Steve’s love for animals by making a donation to the Melrose Humane Society or a favorite animal shelter. Advertise in theADVOCATE Call now! 617-387-2200 advertise on the web atwww.advocatenews.net Clean-Outs! We take and dispose from cellars, attics, garages, yards, etc. Call Robert at: 781-844-0472 1. 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What U.S. state produces the most cheese: Idaho, Vermont or Wisconsin? 13. Who wrote the story “A Retried Reformation” with a main character named Jimmy Valentine? 14. What type of comedy has a name that comes from a wooden device used by clowns to make noise? 15. What team has been in 11 Super Bowls? 16. Esther Howland, who is known as the “Mother of the American Valentine” and “New England’s fi rst career woman,” was born in what Massachusetts city? 17. In what sport would you fi nd a peloton? 18. What company with a 5th Ave. fl agship store makes trophies, including for the Super Bowl and fi gure skating and horse racing trophies? 19. In 1868, the fi rst heart-shaped box of chocolates was created by who: Richard Cadbury, Milton Hershey or Louis IV? 20. What songwriting duo created the song “My Funny Valentine” in the 1937 musical “Babes in Arms”? ANSWERS 1. Tulsa, Okla. 2. 15 3. Gerald Ford 4. New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers 5. It was founded by a mining company that used refrigerator (or “reefer”) boxcars to house miners. 6. Giacomo Casanova 7. Benjamin Franklin 8. Methuselah, a Great Basin bristlecone pine in Nevada (4,854 years old) 9. Theobroma cacao (an evergreen that produces cocoa beans) 10. Abraham Lincoln 11. “Some Like it Hot” 12. Wisconsin 13. O. Henry 14. Slapstick 15. New England Patriots 16. Worcester 17. Bicycling (the main pack of riders in a race) 18. Tiff any & Co. 19. Richard Cadbury 20. Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

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