Maldden alld a A Vol. 30, No. 7 I den -FREECelebrating 30 Years as a household word in Malden! AD OCATV CAT AD www.advocatenews.net ~ Celebrating Black History Month ~ “THE MALDEN METEOR”: Louise Mae Stokes Fraser; Malden’s One and Only U.S. Olympian remembered Almost 90 years ago, history was made at the 1932 Olympics by a Black female athlete; unfortunately, race may have played a role in her not being able to compete (Ed. Note: Following is the second and fi nal Part 2 of a 2-part series on one of Malden’s most renowned athletes, Louise May Stokes Fraser. Part 1 appeared in last week’s Malden Advocate.) By Steve Freker t has been nearly 90 years since history was made just before the 1932 Olympic Games, when a fl edgling young runner put her hometown on the international map. Malden’s own Louise May Stokes, still just a teenager quite new to the world of organized athletics, was thrust into the national spotlight with her selection to the U.S. Olympics women’s track and fi eld contingent. Stokes, then just 18, and fellow selectee Tidye Pickett of Illinois were groundbreakers and history makers. The two teens were the fi rst-ever Black women to be selected for a U.S. Olympic Team, in this, the VIII Olympiad. It was only the second Olympics in which women were even permitted to compete in track and fi eld events. It was also only the second time the Olympics were to have been hosted in the United States, this time in Los Angeles, Calif. It would be another 52 years before the Olympics would return again to the United States, in 1984, again in L.A. Selected for two Olympic Games, never chosen to compete in an event Sadly, Stokes never got the opportunity to formally compete in an event in the Olympic Games, despite her selection to METEOR| SEE PAGE 11 Published Every Friday By Steve Freker U sually at this time of year, schoolkids in Malden and everywhere else across the country are hoping for a different kind of announcement, where classes are called off due to a "Snow Day.” On Friday, it was actually the opposite – call it a “Go Day” – and for many students, parents and caregivers in the Malden community, it was music to their ears. The Malden Public Schools Superintendent and Mayor Gary Christenson told the community on Friday that a tentative timeline has been established to return all students and staff in all grades remaining, from Grade 3 through Grade 12, to in-person learning for the fi rst time in nearly a year. “We’re pleased to announce our next phases of hybrid learning for students in grades 3-12 and are grateLEARNING| SEE PAGE 9 Seniors get their shot at vaccine Mayor Christenson will deliver his 10th State of the City Address on Feb. 23 Those wishing to attend virtual event must register with Malden Chamber of Commerce 617-387-2200 ATE Friday, February 19, 2021 Timeline announced for Malden Public Schools students’ return to in-person learning Tentative dates provide for March-April hybrid plan for all students in Grades 3-12 By Steve Freker O HAPPY DAY: Pleasant Street resident Bai-Sen Huang said he’s happy to receive his COVID-19 vaccine shot as Malden High School Nurse Maureen Vona administered the first dose. See page 10 for photo highlights. (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) n the heels of “The Year Like No Other” comes Mayor Gary Christenson’s State of the City Address. Naturally, the Mayor’s 10th State of the City address, set for next Tuesday, February 23, will also be “like no other.” For the fi rst time since his fi rst annual speech as the city of Malden’s top post holder in 2012, Mayor Christenson’s adGary Christenson Mayor ADDRESS | SEE PAGE 8

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THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 19, 2021 Page 3 Inside information: City Council recognizes Mai Du for contributions to the community Councillor Sica will inform Amazon that Malden is closely watching progress in Revere SNOW BLOWER SALES, SERVICE & REPAIRS Pickup/Delivery Available 1039 BROADWAY, REVERE 781-289-6466 781-289-6466 WWW.BIKERSOUTFITTER.COM WWW.BIKERSOUTFITTER.COM AUTOTECH 1989 SINCE The Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy painted a mural celebrating unity and community during the pandemic. Sifu Mai Du By Steve Freker I t is hard to say that someone is so integral to the success and vibrancy of a community and is such a force “behind the scenes,” when they are just so visible and seemingly ever-present. That description fi ts longtime Malden resident and businesswoman Sifu Mai Du to the letter, and recently the City Council formally recognized her contributions to the community with a City Council citation during a virtual meeting. Councillor-at-Large Debbie DeMaria was eloquent and effusive in her remarks that night. “Malden is blessed with so many caring and dedicated people who just give and give and keep on giving, even when times are tough, such as during this pandemic,” said the four-term Councillor, who has worked with Du on a number of community projects through the years. “We thank [Mai Du] for all she has done for our community and continues to contribute for our citizens.” Du is active in many organizations around Malden, including civic and charitable groups, and has served as an ambassador to and from the city’s large and growing population of residents of Asian descent. She is also wellknown as a local business owner, as she will celebrate her 15th year as the owner-operator-instructor at Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy, which is located at the corner of two of the city’s busiest thoroughfares, Ferry Street and Eastern Avenue. Wah Lum is a popular spot for youngsters and adults in Malden and is a welcoming place CA$H FOR YOUR CAR! DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! Cold Hard Cash For Your Car, Truck or SUV! 2008 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 4X4 Crew Cab, Z71 Package, Just Serviced, Clean Title, Malden Neighbors Helping Neighbors have used Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy as a base of operations during the pandemic thanks to owner Sifu Mai Du. that embraces and features clients of all ages and cultures. Anyone who wants to learn about martial arts or physical fi tness, as well as customs, arts and other facets of Chinese and other Asian cultures fl ocks to Wah Lum. Its Lion Dance group of high school aged participants and its younger performance troupe have been staples of city events for years. RECOGNIZES | SEE PAGE 18 Only 126K Miles, Warranty! TRADES WELCOME! $11,900 Easy Financing Available! EddiesAutotech.com 2010 MERCURY MILAN 4-Door, Auto., Most Power Options, Clean Title, New Tires, Only 130K Miles, Runs & Drives Great, Warranty! TRADES WELCOME! $3,995 781-321-8841 1236 EasternAve • Malden We Pay Cash For Your Vehicle!

Page 4 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 19, 2021 Sen. Lewis teams with Common Start Coalition to file landmark legislation for early education, child care S tate Senator Jason Lewis and the Common Start Coalition recently announced the filing of new legislation that would establish a universal system of affordable, high-quality early education and child care for all Massachusetts families, over a five-year timeline. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted just how essential early education and child care is to working families and to our economy. Momentum is building for state action to ensure that all families have access to the child care solutions they need and that all children in our Commonwealth have the same, strong start and enter school on a level playing field. “More than 150 years ago, with the vision and leadership of Horace Mann, Massachusetts pioneered the revolutionary idea that K-12 education should be a public good, accessible to all children and families,” said Lewis, who is Senate Chair of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Education and co-lead sponsor of the bill. He added, “Now it is time for the Commonwealth to once again lead our nation by establishing that high quality early education and child care should also be a public good. This investment would yield tremendous benefits for child development and working families, and help foster a stronger, more just economy for all.” The Common Start legislation, which was filed by State Senators Jason Lewis and Susan Moran as well as by State Representatives Ken Gordon and Adrian Madaro, would establish a universal system that would cover early education and care for children from birth through age five, as well as after- and out-ofschool time for children ages five to 12, and for children with special needs through age 15. Programs would be available in early education and child care centers, private homes, and schools – the same settings where early education and child care is provided now. The bill provides a framework to increase the scope of public investment in early education and child care with an incremental rollout over five years that prioritizes the lowest-income, highest-need families. “Community, faith-based, labor, and business advocates joined together with early educators, parents, and providers to form the Common Start Coalition in 2018 because we all know that universal access to affordable, high-quality early education and child care is critical to building a stronger, more CORPORATE & BUSINESS TAX PREPARATION RESPONSIVE CPA ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS * Financial Statement: Audit & Reviews * Payroll & Bookkeeping Services Call (617) 240-2905 / Email: Steven.divirgilio@cpa.com Website: WWW.STEVEDCPA.COM affordability and quality of early education and child care for all Massachusetts families. The bill’s framework uses a combination of direct-to-provider funding and ongoing family financial assistance to reduce costs to families while compensating providers for the true cost of providing quality care. Bedrock funding: The legisJason Lewis State Senator equal and just Massachusetts,” said Deb Fastino, who is the executive director of the Coalition for Social Justice and statewide director of the Common Start Coalition. “We’ve spent the last two years convening an expansive coalition, researching, organizing, and developing policy options. Now, at a time of unprecedented crisis for families, children, businesses, and our entire economy, we’re moving to the next stage of the campaign, filing landmark legislation that would put Massachusetts on the expressway to affordable, high-quality early education and child care for all. As we recover from the pandemic, making this generational investment in children, families, providers, and early educators will help combat racial and gender inequities, reduce income inequality, and jumpstart our economy; it’s the single best investment we can make in Massachusetts’ future.” The Common Start legislation would dramatically increase the lation would create a new direct-to-provider funding allocation based on provider capacity (not attendance) that directly offsets providers’ operating costs, including higher educator pay. Family subsidy: Once fully implemented, families below 50 percent of statewide median income (50 percent of the state median income is $62,668 for a family of four, or $42,614 for a single parent with one child) would be able to access early education and child care options for free. Families with incomes above that threshold would pay no more than 7 percent of their total household income. Public opinion research demonstrates broad support for a universal system of affordable high-quality early education and child care. In a poll of 800 Massachusetts voters conducted in early December by Beacon Research for the Common Start Coalition, 64 percent of Massachusetts voters favored the coalition’s legislative proposal, while only 23 percent opposed it. Support for the legislation is widespread, with a majority of all regional, gender, age, education, ethnic/racial and income groups in the poll supporting the proposal. While Massachusetts is a nationwide leader on early education and child care and has made important progress in recent years, the current system remains broken and access to quality early education and child care remains out of reach or far too expensive for many families. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted just how critical early education and child care is for Massachusetts families, for children, for businesses and for the entire Massachusetts economy. Without safe access to affordable, high-quality early education and child care, parents and other caregivers are either unable to work or struggle to balance work with caring for their children. And our entire economy suffers as businesses struggle to reopen and recover because the workforce lacks early education and child care options, or because the productivity of their employees is compromised. Failure to address the child care crisis now will take its toll on the next generation: When denied access to high-quality early education and child care, vulnerable children miss out on the learning environments, structure, and stability that help set them up for education success, optimal earnings and long-term health and well-being. Ensuring that all children have access to high quality early education and care is how we prevent achievement gaps from widening and health disparities from worsening. “Access to affordable early education and care is foundational to parents’ economic opportunity, to family financial security, and to setting children up to thrive,” said Lauren Kennedy, who is cofounder of Neighborhood Villages. “This is a watershed moment for Massachusetts: making universal affordable child care and early education a reality for all families is how we make good on our collective commitments to improving racial, gender, and economic equality. This is our chance to lead the nation in ensuring that families have the care solutions they deserve and that children have equal access to education.” Abut the Common Start Coalition The new legislative push for state action on early education and child care is led by the Common Start Coalition, a statewide partnership of organizations, providers, parents, early education educators and advocates. The coalition, which was established in 2018, includes more than 120 organizations across Massachusetts and is coordinated by a steering committee made up of the Coalition for Social Justice, Greater Boston Legal Services, the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, the Massachusetts Association of Early Education & Care, the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, Neighborhood Villages, Parenting Journey, Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts, SEIU Local 509 and Strategies for Children. The coalition has six regional chapters across the state that include local parents, early education educators, providers and other advocates. More information about the coalition is available at commonstartma.org.

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 19, 2021 Page 5 MIT grad from Malden is sought for questioning in CT. slaying U.S. Marshals double reward to $10K to find man, 29, considered “armed and dangerous” By Steve Freker A 29-year-old MIT graduate from Malden who is considered “armed and dangerous” by federal U.S. Marshals is being sought for questioning in the Feb. 6 shooting death of a Yale University student. The reward being offered for information to aid in locating the man, identified as Qinxuan Pan, of Malden, was doubled Tuesday by federal authorities to $10,000 cash. Pan is being sought for questioning in the Feb. 6 slaying in New Haven, Ct., near where the victim, Kevin Jiang, 26, attended Yale as a graduate student. The U.S. Marshals Office has issued a federal warrant for Pan’s Qinxuan Pan (Courtesy New Haven PD) arrest on charges of unlawful interstate flight to avoid prosecution and interstate theft of a motor vehicle. Pan is described as 6'0" tall, approximately 170 pounds, with a medium complexion and short black hair. According to reports, he was last seen driving with family members in Brookhaven, Ga., located about 10 miles northeast of Atlanta, off I-85. The arrest warrant is connected to the shooting of Jiang, but authorities have not identified Pan as the shooter in the case at this time. It is not known or been disclosed when Pan was last seen or been staying in Malden, though Malden Police are assumed to be keeping a look out for the fugitive. Anyone with information is asked to contact the U.S. Marshals at 1-877-Wanted-2 (1-877926-8332). Anyone that believes they have a reason to reach out to Malden Police may call 781397-7171 or 781-322-1212. Tully named to Dean’s List at UMass Lowell L OWELL – Carson Tully of Malden was named to the Dean’s List of the Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts Lowell for the fall 2020 semester. To WE CAN HELP PAY YOUR HEATING BILLS! You may qualify for    Program and be eligible for as much as  towards your heating costs (oil, gas, or electric).     Household of 1 = $39,105 Household of 2 = $51,137 Household of 3 = $63,169 Household of 4 = $75,201 We cover: Cold days are coming. ABCD’s got you covered. * Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available APPLY TODAY! Last day to apply is April 30, 2021 Residents of     178 Tremont Street, Boston, MA — 617.357.6012 Residents of         18 Dartmouth Street, Malden, MA — 781.322.6284 http://www.sabatino-ins.com SABATINO 564 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 617-387-7466 Hours of Operation are: Mondays - Fridays 9am to 5pm Saturdays by appointment only Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma www.eight10barandgrille.com We Have Reopened for Dine-In and Outside Seating every day beginning at 4 PM be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.25. WE'RE OPEN! 8 Norwood Street, Everett (617) 387-9810 STAY SAFE! SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY Call for a Quote 617-387-7466 Or email Rocco@sabatino-ins.com

Page 6 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 19, 2021 Malden Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday... R.I.P. Frank “Skip” Capraro By Peter F. Levine W ord spread quickly last week that Frank “Skip” Capraro had shuffled off this mortal coil. Not a surprise to many of us who knew Skippy was in bad health, but we were all still stunned and saddened by the news – taking comfort, though, in the knowledge that Skippy was not cheated out of his fair share of good times in life. Skippy was from Medford (please don’t hold that against him). He had many friends in Medford and Malden. He started working for the Medford/Malden-based hard rock outfit Extreme in the early years, eventually becoming an important member of the Extreme machinery during the glory days of Extreme. Skippy was in the belly of the beast when they were out conquering the whole wide world. Relishing every moment of it. Check out that big glorious “illegal smile” of his as he snuck a peek at the crowd from behind (his brother-in-law) Paul (Geary’s) drum kit at about the one minute mark from the video of Extreme ripping through their Queen medley at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992. Few in attendance that day at Wembley will ever forget that career-enhancing 15-minute set from Extreme, or Skip’s “illegal smile” – in front of one billion people worldwide, no less. Skip was a big man – in heart and soul, figuratively and literally – a gentle giant who found great pleasure in helping others (like me), caring for his children and yes (on occasion), spiritually engaging the holy herb. Years ago, when I traveled the long, dusty roads of this great country of ours with Extreme, Skip was the guy who made sure I was comfortable. Made sure all were taken care of; always there for us with that omnipresent “illegal smile,” garrulous personality, and the pre-show roar “it’s showtime, Pete!” Al Marks was also on board in those early, heady days of Extreme as they marched across the country on the heels of their mega hit “More Than Words.” Al hails from Maryland and was the former Marketing/Artist Development guy at A&M Records when Extreme burst on the scene. Al knows all the heavy hitters in the business and has held many positions during his long and storied career – a really cool guy who made the impersonal business of rock and Lawrence A. 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He was a force of Nature with that New England accent and attitude as well as being a lot of fun to be around. Whether he was running around backstage taking care of things for the band, making his debut in the first video shoot, or holding court on the bus after the show he was always someone to behold. ‘Skip’ you helped make things so interesting in the early days of Extreme as they were conquering the world of touring and your charisma will never be forgotten. I am sorry you lost your battle my friend, but I will always keep you dear to my heart. So many memories, so many good times.” It is said in Malden; today, tomorrow and yesterday... I hereby grant all DPW workers a day off after the incredible job of keeping the streets of Malden clear of snow after the Nor’easter of Feb 1st hit us. Bobby (Knox) had his guys out pre gaming in anticipation so when the white stuff hit, the streets were prepared. Thank you so much, gentlemen, for the hard work! Run it by Bobby first before you take that day off, though. Thank you for the kind words about my column, Debbie Lungo. Flattery will get you everywhere. Stay well and stay safe. Stop the presses! There has been a Breno Giacomini sighting in Malden! Breno (he of the 12-year NFL career and Malden’s GOAT) was spotted at All Season’s Table on a busy Thursday night dining and schmoozing with a couple of his good time buds. He ordered one of everything on the menu. Douglas was happy. Of course, I kid. Maybe between Breno and I we ordered one of everything. Very happy to report the food was as good as usual, maybe even better because we had not been since goodness knows when! Breno looks good. Looks like he could still suit up. Maybe Brady needs a little bit more protection next year?! This gentle giant never forgot where he came from! Love that about Maldonians! Guys like Breno and Ed Markey and Gary Cherone. Need I say more. On a Breno side note: I shot to the top of the list with my grandson Christian (who was with me at the time) when I explained that Breno was a Super Bowl champ and that I knew him. Thanks, Breno! I’m thinking of collaborating on a chapbook with Public Facilities’ Joe Laporte. The title will be “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly; From Maplewood Square to Edgeworth & All Points in Between.” We name names and expose the colorful and not so colorful characters from one great neighborhood to the other. What do ya think?! My brother Joe and I walked the bike path from behind Sum Studio on Eastern Avenue through the Square, past Anthony’s on Canal to the Bell Rock Cemetery on Medford Street. Damn that was fun! Loved it! Saw Malden from a different vantage point. Very interesting. Good job, Malden! It’s fast approaching the oneyear date of birth (Valentine’s Day) of my beloved granddaughter, Lana. That face, that smile, that personality – smitten at first hold. Love you, Lana; happy birthday, sweetie. “This is the end, beautiful friend, this is the end, my only friend, the end” – Harry Lyon’s mom, Alice, passed away February 12, 2020. She was 96 and died peacefully in the comfort of her own home. How fortunate for that. “The cycle of life” as her son Harry lovingly recalled. Most likely you do not know Harry. Harry was quiet and unassuming growing up. We were school mates together all the way from that fateful day in November of 1963 until the waning days of the Vietnam War in ’75. Emerson School and Miss Paradise’s first grade class to Beebe Jr. High and Miss Bothwell’s Home Room (room 215?) – all the way up to and through MHS, Class of 1975 – a long, strange trip indeed. Harry and I were not best of friends as children. We grew up only a street apart from each other but that was as close as we were. I could throw a baseball at his home on Watts from mine on Charles. But we never played ball together. Our mothers were closer. My mother just adored Alice and the feeling was mutual. I ran with my crowd. Harry was on his own path. I have always respected him and that life journey. I always hoped the feelings were mutual. We would run into each other from time to time. Catch up on life. That was the extent of our relationship. When I ran into him last week in the parking lot of Stop & Shop, time stood still. It had been years since we last saw each other. We recognized one MALDEN: TODAY| SEE PAGE 7

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 19, 2021 Page 7 Exercise and strength training classes for seniors to air on Urban Media Arts Included is a tai chi class with former MHS athletic great Willie Barron T here is little doubt that our seniors have been hit particularly hard during the COVID-19 crisis, from their vulnerability of being at greater risk of hospitalization if diagnosed, to little or no interaction with relatives and friends. That has not gotten lost on Mayor Gary Christenson. “During my regular meetings with Mass Senior Action leadership, I am always asked when the Senior Center will reopen,” Mayor Christenson said. “Although we would like it to be sooner, we are hoping to reopen in the fall when most seniors will have been vaccinated and COVID numbers will hopefully be trending downward.” MALDEN: TODAY | FROM PAGE 6 another immediately, even with masks pulled up tight. We exchanged pleasantries as friends of 55-plus years do. We took that road as far as we could. When he told me of his mom’s passing, I glanced down and stood silent. He caught me by surprise. I knew in my heart how much she meant to him. What they meant to each other. I was speechless. I tried to fi nd the correct words. My fi rst instinct was to assure Harry that he wasn’t alone. My fi rst instinct was to assure Harry that I understood his feelings. It even passed through my mind to try to comfort him by letting him know that time will heal this great loss. These clichéd sentiments never made it out. Instead I expressed my condolences, muttered something banal like “I have to get back to work Harry, great to see you and I am very sorry for your loss.” His pain, his grief, her death left him alone in the world. His loss, so real. Too real. I had no words for that. Malden’s Urban Media Arts (UMA) is now televising exercise class instruction on Comcast Channel 22 and Verizon Channel 26 for senior citizens, featuring some of the Malden Senior Center’s most popular instructors. Another request has been for programming geared toward seniors to make them feel more connected. Mayor Christenson is pleased to announce that now being off ered are virtual classes featuring some favorite Senior Center instructors which will be aired on Urban Media Arts (UMA, which was formerly Malden Access Television [MATV], Malden's local cable television channel operation) Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Simply tune in to Comcast Channel 22 and Verizon Channel 26 to enjoy the following: • Tai Chi with Willie Barron • Combo Exercises with Aimee Borda • Resistance Training with Aimee Borda • Fall Prevention Strengthening with Sharon Fillyaw • Core and Balance with Sharon Fillyaw Seniors may also call 311 to sign up for reminders of class scheduling so that a reminder will come to their phone before each class. Advocate Call now! 617-387-2200 advertise on the web at www.advocatenews.net CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING

Page 8 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 19, 2021 Northeast Metro Tech students help with renovation of historic Stoneham Fire Station W AKEFIELD – Stoneham Fire Chief Matthew Grafton and Superintendent David DiBarri of Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School (Northeast Metro Tech) recently announced a collaboration between the Stoneham Fire Department and Northeast Metro Tech. Approximately 30 students from the plumbing, electrical, carpentry and HVAC programs will be working at the 105-yearold fire station for the next few months in order to help renovate and update the space. Students will work in groups of five in order to comply with COVID-19 guidelines. The work will consist of renovating a second floor to accommodate the needs of the department, relocating the kitchen to the second floor and turning the former kitchen space into a gear storage room – and various other small projects, such as replacing the wheelchair ramp at the front of the building. These projects will help to upgrade the space, as well as increase health and safety conditions at the facility for members of the department. Currently, the kitchen is located right off the apparatus floor and gear is stored nearby as well. Creating this separation of the working and living areas will help to reduce this risk of exposing firefighters to carcinogens left on gear before it is washed and cleaned after being worn and used for a call. The bathroom renovation will help to fix plumbing leaks and repair the dilapidated bathroom to provide an upgraded space for firefighters to use. To ensure the work maintained the historic nature of the building, Grafton presented the ADDRESS | FROM PAGE 1 dress will be delivered virtually via Zoom webinar at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, hosted by the Malden Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Christenson was elected to his first four-year term in 2011, reelected unopposed in 2015 and then reelected again to a third term in 2019, this time facing a challenger. One of the Malden Chamber’s largest annual fundraisers, there will be a customary registration fee to virtually attend what is expected to be an informative and enlightening look at what transpired in this city during 2020 as well as what lies ahead in 2021. Since his first address in 2012, the format has been a Chamber breakfast meeting held at a full-house affair at Anthony’s on Canal Street. This is the first year this is not the case, as the State of the City Address planners are in full adherence to the COVID-19 protocols. As has been the Mayor’s annual penchant for providing an entertaining theme to accompany the event, everyone is expecting another addition of some fun at Tuesday’s event, though no one at City Hall was revealing anything as of The Malden Advocate press deadline. All members of the Malden Northeast Metro Tech students repaired the ramp outside of the Stoneham Fire Department to allow for safer access to the building. (Photo Courtesy of the Stoneham Fire Department) plans to the Massachusetts Historical Commission, which approved the plans. “It’s a win-win for everyone,” Grafton said. “The students learn from their experience, the fire department has a healthier work environment and taxpayers are able to save a significant amount of money by not having to pay the cost of labor. We greatly appreciate Northeast Metro Tech for helping us and are happy to help them gain this experience. This work wouldn’t be possible without them.” The group initially began working on the project in early 2020, but had to pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Already, the group, which works over the course of a few hours four days a week, has made progress on the bathroom renovations and completed the new ramp. “We are thrilled to be able to partner with Stoneham Fire to help our students gain handson experience and show their support for our community partners,” DiBarri said. “Partnerships like this help to enrich the lives of our students and I know this is something that they really look forward to each week.” Malden Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Social Security Benefits and Bank Embezzlement B OSTON – A Malden woman pleaded guilty on Feb. 9, 2021 to stealing Social Security benefits and embezzling over $27,000 from a bank. Materesa Jose, 53, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of public funds and one count of bank embezzlement. U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin scheduled sentencing for June 9, 2021. Jose was indicted in August 2020. While an employee of Eastern Bank, Jose stole approximately $27,605 from the bank, some of which consisted of Social Security benefits, from September 2017 through July 2018.The account from which she stole the money belonged to an individual who had died in 2015. The charge of theft of public funds provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater. The charge of bank embezzlement provides for a sentence of up to 30 years in prison, five years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Tonya Perkins, Special Agent in Charge of the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, Boston Field Division; and William S. Walker, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston made the announcement today. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Burzycki of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case. Chamber of the Commerce as well as any members of the Malden community who wish to virtually attend the State of the City address must preregister for the CONSTRUCTION | FROM PAGE 2 as well, providing masks, sanitizing products, diapers, toiletries, supermarket gift cards, new and used clothing, winter gloves, hats and scarves. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bread of Life expanded its programs, launching a grocery delivery service to hundreds of seniors and isolated families, increasing food pantry and motel outreach services and expanding its backpack nutrition program to proevent using the following link: conta.cc/2LbMxH0. Registration for the event may also be completed by going to the Malden Chamber of Commerce website at maldenchamber.org. Those registering to view the virtual State of the City address will be sent a Zoom link for the event via email prior to Tuesday. At Tuesday’s address, the event is expected to be dominated by the once-a-century COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and the city’s response and reaction since it was declared nearly a full year ago in mid-March 2020. The city, state, nation and world were turned upside down and its leaders and citizens, here in Malden and at every point on the globe, were forced to make many decisions, changes and sacrifices. 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THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 19, 2021 Page 9 LEARNING | FROM PAGE 1 ful to all who worked with us to make this possible for our students and families,” said Mayor Christenson, who is also chairperson of the Malden School Committee. In a letter to parents that he released in conjunction with his announcement, Supt. John Oteri said the return to the school building includes the use of a hybrid plan, meaning students would essentially be in classrooms for two days a week “live” and in a remote learning setting for the other three days. A key facet of the Malden plan is that technology will be in place so that all students, those in the classroom and those online in the remote setting, would be receiving the same “real time” instruction from the same educator, as the instruction would be “livestreamed” from the physical classroom. Supt. Oteri noted that the same operation has been in place for the past 11 days of hybrid learning for students in grades Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grades 1 and 2, many of whom returned to their school buildings on Feb. 4, along with educators and staff . The Superintendent said the breakthrough and progress were made possible due to an agreement between the Malden Public Schools and the teachers’ union, the Malden Education Association (MEA). The Joint Labor Management Committee (JLMC) has been meeting since May 2020 to regularly discuss planning and strategy regarding a variety of topics, as of late the priority being students’ return to in-person learning. Though the in-person hybrid model will be off ered to all of the approximately 4,500-5,000 students in Grades 3-12, it is also allowed for students to remain in remote learning if they and their parents/caregivers choose that option. For instance, just over 50 percent of the approximately 1,200 students in Pre-K-Grade 2 chose to come to school in-person/hybrid. Using those numbers, school offi cials are anticipating between 50-60 percent of the Grades 3-12 students will be back in classrooms in the coming weeks and months. Following is the tentative Malden Return-to-Classrooms timeline released by Supt. Oteri and Mayor Christenson on Friday afternoon. Below is the tentative timeline for having our students and staff Supt. Oteri’s Letter to Families on Return to School for Grades 3-12 Dear Malden Public Schools Families, I am pleased to share that the Malden Public Schools has reached a tentative agreement with the Malden Education Association regarding a timeline for welcoming back our students in grades 3-12 for in-person learning. In making this transition, we will use a hybrid model similar to the one we have implemented for grades Pre-K to 2. Students will spend part of each week learning in person, with the rest spent learning remotely. Within our buildings, we will implement CDC-recommended protocols and practices designed to keep our students, staff , and families safe. This includes maintaining six feet of distancing, requiring masks or cloth face coverings, and encouraging frequent hand washing. We will also continue to offer a remote-only learning option for families who request it. Next week, we will send out a link to a survey, asking families to indicate whether their student(s) will move forward with our hybrid model or continue with 100% remote learning. After each group of students returns, our Joint Labor Management Committee will review COVID-19 data in our schools and community, reevaluate the timeline, and assess how successful each return has been. The committee will then vote on whether or how to move forward with future phases. We will share more details with families regarding these transitions, student cohorts, health and safety protocols, transportation, meal services, and other important information in the near future. in grades 3-8 return for in-person learning: March 8: Staff for grades 3-4 return to our buildings. March 15: Students in grades 3-4 begin hybrid learning. March 22: Staff for grades 5 and 8 return (including grades 5-8 exploratory teachers). March 29: Students in grades 5 and 8 begin hybrid learning. April 5: Staff for grades 6-7 beJohn Oteri Superintendent Again, thank you for your flexibility and patience now and throughout this school year. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school principal. Sincerely, John Oteri, Superintendent Malden Public Schools gin hybrid learning. April 12: Students in grades 6-7 begin hybrid learning. Below is the tentative timeline for Malden High School students: March 15: All high school staff return to the building. March 22: Students in grades 9 and 12 begin hybrid learning. April 5: Students in grades 10 and 11 begin hybrid learning. Supt. Oteri stressed the strict adherence to protocols designed to ensure the health and safety of students, educators, administrators and staff. “The health and safety of our students and staff is paramount. Within our buildings, we will implement CDC-recommended protocols and practices designed to keep our students, staff , and families safe. This includes maintaining six feet of distancing, requiring masks or cloth face coverings, and encouraging frequent hand washing,” Supt. Oteri stated in his letter to parents and families Friday. The Superin t enden t also noted that monitoring COVID-19-related data in this city also showed some positive trends, helping lead to the agreement since: • Malden has had more than 14 days of declining cases • The percent positive rate for Malden is lower than it has been in 12 weeks • The rate of transmission of COVID-19 is below 1.0 in Massachusetts.                                        

Page 10 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 19, 2021 Malden Seniors, at long last, receive first dose of vaccine By Tara Vocino A pproximately 522 seniors (75 years and older) received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine against the Coronavirus at Salemwood School on Wednesday. “For so long, there wasn’t anything people could do, except wear masks and social distance,” Public Health Nurse Maria Tamagna said. “Everyone is excited that perhaps the end is in sight, although we have to remain steadfast until then.” Tamagna said she’s grateful for Mystic Valley Elder Services and school nurses who volunteered their time, making the vaccinations smooth and orderly. Pictured in the top row, from left to right, are Malden Health Inspector Elsa Zhao, Malden Public Schools Nursing Director Patti Tramondozzi, Malden High School Nurse Maureen Vona, Malden High School Nurse Kathy Donahue, retired Salemwood School Nurse Cathy Donoghue, Public Health Director Christopher Webb, Donna DiPersio RN, Malden Addiction Recovery Resource Specialist Paul Hammersley, Board of Health Clerk Peter Finn and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Nurse Darci Walcott. Pictured in the bottom row, from left to right, are Boston Medical Center Nurse May Au, Nurse Nikki O’Callaghan and City Nurse Maria Tamagna. At Salemwood School on Wednesday, Salem Street resident Lin Wei Sen, 79, said he is happy that the government cares about elders as he received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine from Nurse Nikki O’Callaghan. As Mystic Valley Elder Services Assistant Nurse Manager Lisa Jimenez, RN, administered the vaccine, Newman Road resident Donald Devoe said he plans on isolating himself until he receives the next dose of the vaccine. Lisa Jimenez, RN gave a shot to Suffolk Street resident Wei Huang, who said he didn’t feel any pain when receiving the shot. Lorraine Walsh – retired Executive Assistant for former Mayor Thomas Fallon – who lives on Salem Street, said Malden High School Nurse Kathy Donahue “knows just how to do it.” Harvard Street resident Robert Lane, 71, said the shot gave him a little relief. City Nurse Maria Tamagna filled the syringe, drawing the vaccine. Malden Public Schools Nursing Director Patti Tramondozzi, RN, gave the shot to Joseph Carella, who said he wasn’t sore after receiving the first dose. Board of Health Clerk Peter Finn and Addiction Recovery Resource Specialist Paul Hammersley checked in approximately 522 seniors.

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 19, 2021 Page 11 METEOR | FROM PAGE 1 the women’s team not once, but twice. After the 1932 Games, she continued a regimen of training and competition, which earned her another spot on the women’s team for the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin, Germany. For the second time, Stokes was not afforded an opportunity to compete in an event that year. A number of sports historians and researchers have claimed Stokes was denied the opportunity to compete because of her race. The chief evidence pointed to is that she was replaced at the last minute, both in 1932 and 1936, by white athletes in her event, the 4 X 100 women’s relay. Though both relay teams would go on to win Gold Medals as first-place finishers in each year, setting a new world record in 1932, some researchers insist Stokes and Pickett both deserved to have run in those races. In 1936, Pickett did achieve some notoriety when she became the first Black woman to compete in the Olympics, in the hurdles event. However, fate was not with her as she broke her foot in the semifinals of her event and was forced to withdraw. Once again, she joined her Black teammate, Stokes, in the stands to watch the American team win a second Gold Medal in the 4 X 100 relay and tie the world record of 46.9 seconds the 1932 women’s team had set four years earlier. Malden rejoiced at Stokes’ great news When the news hit in 1932, residents of Malden rejoiced at the selection of Stokes to the Olympics team. She was the first-ever Malden resident to achieve such national fame, an achievement that still reigns as unique. To this day she is the only Malden athlete ever to be so honored. Malden was a growing community in the early 1930s, close to 50,000 in population in total, after beginning with just over 33,000 residents at the turn of the century. Even as a teenager, Stokes was well-known around the community for her athletic exploits in both track and field and in girls basketball for Malden High School in the early 1930s. Stokes had brought fame to Malden on an international scale a year before her Olympic selection, having set a new world record for women in the standing broad jump event at a Boston-based, regional competition. In late spring, Stokes joined other Olympic hopefuls, including Pickett, in track trials being held at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. For the wideeyed Stokes, it was farthest she Some of the members of the 1932 U.S. Olympics Team are shown, including Louise Stokes, at left, one of the first black women selected to the U.S. Olympics Team. (Courtesy Photo) had ever travelled from her Malden home. What an adventure! Dominating those trials was none other than someone regarded as one of the greatest female athletes of all time, “Babe” Didrikson, who went on to be a multiple Gold Medalist in the 1932 Olympics and then one of the most successful professional women golfers in history. Stokes and Pickett, the two 18 year olds, despite their age and experience, did extremely well against national competition. Pickett hailed from Illinois, so she was not so much out of her element. Not so for Stokes, as due to the limited travel of Americans overall on those days, she probably would have been hard-pressed to find that state on a map. Who knew she would be making even longer and more distant travels that were looming in her immediate future? Many of the women who competed in the various Olympic trial events had the advantage of formalized training teams sponsored by corporations of the day. For instance, Didrikson – regarded as the best athlete of all those competing – was trained and supported by the nationally known Employers Casualty Company. Stokes had only been training specifically for track and field on a semi-regular basis, for just over a year at the time, with Malden track enthusiast Bill Quaine, who had formed the Onteora Track Club in the Malden-North Shore area. Pickett had just a bit more formal training than Stokes. History made: first two black women Olympians Still, both persevered, performed at a high level and prevailed, as each etched their names in the history books as the first Black women to become Olympians. In 1932, Stokes finished fourth in the 100-meter finals with a time of 12.4 seconds while Pickett was right behind her in sixth place at 12.5 seconds. According to Smithsonian Magazine writer Matt Osgood, in a 2016 article, the method of selection for the four women who would run in the 4 X 100 Relay team for the Olympics women’s team would be the top four finishers in the 100-meter event at the trials, and the fifth (Pickett) and sixth-place finisher there would be alternates. However, the four top finishers were Ethel Harrington, Wilhelmina “Billie” von Bremen, Elizabeth Wilde and Stokes, then a fifth runner – Evelyn Pearl Furtsch – and Pickett. Judging from what ultimately transpired, when women’s track coach George Vreeland announced the members of the 4 X 100 team who would compete the next day in Los Angeles, this all changed. It would appear there were two glaring omissions: Stokes and Pickett. Of the top three eventual selectees for the event, only one of the top five Olympic trial finishers was picked – von Bremen – who would be regarded as the third fastest woman in the world when she won Bronze at the 1932 Olympics at 100 meters. Harrington, who finished first at the trials, and Wilde, who finished third at the trials, competed only in the 100 meter individual event. They did not compete in the relay and apparently that was decided early. According to researchers, the women had been told at the Olympic trials at Northwestern that the top six finishers in the 100-meter at the trial would all be in the relay “pool,” and the four who would be competing would be selected from the pool. It would appear that Stokes, primarily, and Pickett, most likely, would have a chance to join von Bremen and a fourth runner, Annette Rogers, on the 4 X 100 Relay team. Rogers had been the national Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) 100-meter titlist in 1931 and 1932 and ended up finishing fifth in the 100 meter sprint in the 1932 Olympics. On an interesting local note, Rogers was born in Chelsea, Mass., and lived there in her early years before moving on to become a longtime Chicagoan. A few of the U.S. Women Olympians posed for a photo after their return to the United States after the 1936 Games. In the back row, far right is Tidye Pickett and third from the left is Louise Stokes. (Courtesy Photo) The City of Malden dedicated this memorial located in the center of the then new Courtyard at Malden High School in 1987 in the name of former two-time U.S. Olympian Louise Mae Stokes Fraser. (Steve Freker Photo) It looked like Stokes would break the color barrier It really looked like an 18-yearold Black woman from Malden was going to break the color barrier in an international event: the first woman of color to compete in a U.S. Olympic track and field competition. But it was not to be for Stokes and Pickett. The quartet for the 4 X 100 Relay was announced, and the roll call did not include either one of them. Instead, joining von Bremen and Rogers on the 4 X 100 Relay Team would be Evelyn Pearl Furtsch of San Diego, Calif., and Mary Carew – from who would have ever guessed it – Medford, Mass.! Furtsch, also 18 at the time, had a somewhat similar story as Stokes in her early years. Facing little competition from her own gender in her home region, she ran against boys for a couple of years before competing with the Los Angeles Athletic Track Club. She did not have a wealth of national competition experience, though considered a fine, up-and-coming runner. But she had finished behind three other American sprinters, Wilde, Stokes and Pickett, at the supposedly decisive time trials two weeks earlier. Her only claim to fame had been second-place finish in a regional AAU competition. Furtsch was a bit of a local hero, however, as she ran with the highly regarded Los Angeles Track Club at the time, a direct affiliation to that 1932 venue. The fourth selectee raises even more eyebrows, as Mary Carew had graduated from the school known as Malden High’s fiercest athletic rival – Medford High – just a few months earlier. At age 17, she was seemingly not in the mix in the 100-meter field, individually or in the relay. Medford woman selected to relay team over Stokes They called Stokes “The Malden Meteor” during her Olympic run. Carew also garnered a catchy nickname, “The Little Medford Miss.” Like Stokes, Carew had garnered acclaim for her sprinting exploits next door in Medford, but in a shorter distance, the 60-meter sprint. She was a National Champion in the AAU 60-meter dash, four years running! She was tops in the United States each year from 1929-32. Her best time was 7.32 seconds. A spot on the 4 X 100 Relay Team was Carew’s, much to the dismay of Stokes, Pickett and all of Stokes’ many friends, fellow citizens and supporters back in Malden. Were she and Pickett denied the privilege of competing for their country because they were Black? Was the color of their skin more of a factor in Coach Vreeland’s decision than the pure ability of these young women? When asked in later years, Stokes, who added Fraser to her METEOR| SEE PAGE 12

Page 12 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 19, 2021 Malden man charged in Capitol Building riot pleads not guilty in D.C. court Mark Sahady released on own recognizance after federal court appearance Special to the Advocate A 46-year-old Malden was released on his own recognizance and ordered to return to court for a pretrial conference in a Washington, D.C., federal court appearance on charges in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol building riot. Mark Sahady – known to be associated with the Super Happy Fun America organization and alleged to have ties to white nationalist individuals and groups – was ordered to be back in the D.C. court on April 1. On Feb. 11, Sahady made his initial appearance in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., where he is being proseMETEOR | FROM PAGE 11 name when she married a local cricket enthusiast, Wilfred Fraser, in 1941, was most often reticent on the matter. “I felt bad but I tried not to show it,” she was quoted in a few biographical pieces, “I just tried to keep it out of my mind.” Osgood, of the Smithsonian Magazine, titled his article “Sports History Forgot About Tidye Pickett and Louise Stokes, Two Black Olympians Who Never Got Their Shot.” Pickett was more vocal about the 1932 Olympics decision. According to Osgood, Pickett literally took her bitterness to her grave, believing that “prejudice, not slowness” kept her out of that competition, according to her Chicago Tribune obituary. In another recollection, African-American Olympic History, Pickett is quoted as saying; “They did not allow the better runners to compete,” referring to herself and Stokes. “It was unjust.” The Chicago Defender, the leading newspaper nationally of what was referred to as “The Black Press” in the 1920s up until the 1950s, made its opinion of the matter quite clear. “Lily-whiteism,” wrote Editor Rus Cowan in The Defender, “a thing more pronounced than anything else around here on the eve of the Olympic Games, threatened and ousted Tidye Pickett and Louise Stokes from participation and put in their stead two girls who did not qualify.” Of course, at the time in the 1930s, much of America was still very much in the status of segregation, including in hotels, travel by train and bus and in restaucuted on charges of entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and one count of disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors. He has pleaded not guilty. Sahady was originally arrested at his home in Malden on Jan. 19 by FBI agents and appeared in U.S. District Court in Boston, before being summoned to the D.C. court. In the Washington court, Sahady’s attorney, John C. Kiyonaga, successfully argued for the Malden man’s release, noting he had been fired from his job as an IT specialist since his January arrest and was seeking work, according to an online rerants. This was clearly in place and stated as such in Southern states, and it stretched as far as California at the time. America of the 1930s had widespread segregation Recollections of the events leading up to the last-minute omission from the Olympic competition include stories of segregated travel to the Los Angeles venue as well as separate, segregated lodging for Stokes, Pickett and the black men who were competing for the men’s 1932 U.S. Olympic Team. Sadly, all of that was status quo for America at the time, and it appears, judging from a lot of research and some facts that could be construed as evidence, race ultimately could have caused Stokes and Pickett to be left out in Los Angeles. Of course, judging that while Stokes and Pickett were relegated to the stands as spectators, the foursome comprising the 4 X 100 Relay Team raced to a convincing victory, the Gold Medal and a new world record, 46.9 seconds, some could debate that Vreeland chose the right four women anyway, regardless of racial considerations. In a quirk of the times, the Olympics did not recognize tenths of seconds at that point – believe it or not! – so the record was rounded off to 47.0 seconds for the 4 X 100 relay. But the facts also point to the extremely high probability that had Stokes and Pickett been placed on the that relay team – as the protocols that had been explained to them a few weeks earlier seemed to dictate – then a Malden woman and her friend from Illinois would have made two parts of history. Not only port. According to the online report, Sahady’s attorney also noted that Sahady is a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. The court ruled Sahady could travel outside Massachusetts moving forward, but he is required to notify court officials of his travel plans or new employment. Sahady and a second suspect, Suzanne Ianni of Natick, were the first two Massachusetts residents arrested and charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot, which included hundreds of unauthorized individuals unlawfully entering the U.S. Capitol as part of a protest against U.S. Presidential Election results. would they have been the first two Black women to compete in the Olympic Games, they would have been the first Black women to have been Gold Medalists as well. All these women could do was compete as best they could. Through decisions out of their control, they were denied an opportunity to shine, create a once-in-a-lifetime achievement and represent their country on the biggest stage. As somewhat of a postscript, neither woman was thwarted by this glaring omission. Louise May Stokes was received warmly and with great honor when she arrived back in Malden, as was Pickett in her hometown. Stokes continued to train at a world-class pace and amazingly, she earned another try as a U.S. Olympian at the 1936 Games, this time being held in Berlin. Pickett had a second try as well. These were some of the most well-known Olympics in history, featuring an eventual, fourGold Medal performance by Jesse Owens, a well-known black athlete, and two Gold Medals by Johnny Weissmuller, who gained great fame as the star of the Tarzan movies after the Olympics. This time the stakes went up, as none of the Olympic athletes not backed by a corporation team had to come up with their own resources to purchase a trip by ocean liner across the Atlantic to Germany. Generous Malden residents helped Stokes get to the 1936 Olympics in Germany Stokes was beloved in Malden for earning another Olympic Team bid, and Malden residents responded by raising S Senator Lewis appointed to Senate leadership roles enate President Karen Spilka recently appointed State Senator Jason Lewis to several key leadership roles in the Massachusetts Senate, including Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Education, Assistant Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means and Vice Chair of the new Senate Committee on Reimagining Massachusetts: Post-Pandemic Resiliency. “I’m proud of what we accomplished last session, particularly the passage of the landmark Student Opportunity Act,” said Lewis regarding his work leading the Education Committee. “I $680 to pay for her transportation to the games. To gauge the generosity of locals at the time, that sum is worth $11,172 in today’s dollars! For one roundtrip ticket! Stokes was humbled and thrilled by the gesture and vowed to do her best. Unfortunately, “The Malden Meteor” for the second time in four years missed out on competing. Once again, she and Pickett were in the 4 X 100 Relay pool, but neither was selected for the competition event. There were two small bits of consolation. Pickett did go on to become the first Black woman to compete in the Olympics, in the hurdles event, but she broke her foot in the semifinals and had to bow out. Apparently, she had always trained with loose hurdles and the ones at the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games were rigid and stationary, which probably played a factor in her injury. Also, this time around, Stokes finished fifth in the pre-Olympics trials, while Pickett had concentrated on the hurdles. The four participants who were selected for the women’s 4 X 100 Relay Team in 1936 were all highly experienced and previously successful sprinters, unlike the field in 1932. This time around Stokes, again a spectator, saw the women’s team grab a Gold Medal finish and, ironically, tie the still standing world record at 46.9 seconds. Heroine’s welcome for Stokes in Malden By all accounts, Stokes got another heroine’s welcome when she came back to Malden after a second Olympics and was honored and revered in her hometown. look forward to continuing our work with educators, parents, students and other stakeholders to support and strengthen our schools and early education providers as we recover from the pandemic. I’m also looking forward to serving as Vice Chair of the new Senate Committee on Reimagining Massachusetts: Post-Pandemic Resiliency. This committee will help inform and guide the Senate’s efforts to foster a more equitable, just and resilient Commonwealth for all.” The 2021-2022 legislative session began last month. Lewis has served in the Massachusetts Senate since 2014. Stokes fully intended on trying for a third time, at age 26, to compete in the 1940 Olympics, but the games were never played because of the onset of World War II. As the years went on, she stayed in Malden and around the area, donating her time teaching other young girls and women the sports of track, running and basketball. She also gained acclaim as a highly successful professional bowler and was instrumental in helping found the Colored Women’s Bowling Association. She passed away too young at the age of 65 in 1978. The City of Malden named what then was a new fieldhouse in her honor at Roosevelt Park on Salem Street, right next to the old railroad tracks where she used to race the boys in her younger years. In 1983, she was posthumously recognized and inducted as one of the charter members of the Malden High School Golden Tornado Hall of Fame for her school and Olympics selections. In 1987, a memorial was erected in the courtyard of her hometown high school as part of the extensive renovations completed there. Recently, in May of 2020, Stokes Fraser’s hometown of Malden showed once again that they have never forgotten her and the pride she brought to the city: Mayor Gary Christenson presided over the dedication of a major portion of the Northern Strand Community Trail/“Bike to Sea” path, the Louise Stokes Fraser Loop. Whether she brought home medals or not, the memory, character, passion and legacy of Louise Mae Stokes Fraser will forever shine brightly in Malden history.

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 19, 2021 Page 13 MVRCS student named National Merit Finalist M ALDEN – Isabelle Aengenheyster, a senior at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School (MVRCS), recently became the second MVRCS student in as many years to earn prestigious National Merit Finalist commendation. In doing so, she is the seventh student in school history to earn finalist status and seeks to join Sophie Carroll (’13) and Justin Nguyen (’14) as National Merit Scholars. The selection of some 7,500 National Merit Scholarship winners from awaiting the outcome, which will be announced in March. “I join the entire school commuIsabelle Aengenheyster the group of 15,000-plus finalists is now in progress with Isabelle and students coast to coast nity in publicly congratulating Isabelle for this impressive achievement and accomplishment,” said MVRCS High School Assistant Director Matthew Stone. “This is a testament to her academic prowess and culmination of 13 years of efforts and work to reach this point. This distinction is a true milestone but by no means is a highlight; there are plenty of those to come for Isabelle.” MVES to present online auction Hearts in the Right Places M ystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) presents Hearts in the Right Places, an online auction that will take place on www.biddingforgood.com for one special week only: Monday, March 15 through Sunday, March 21. Funds raised will benefit the mental health and social engagement needs of older adults and adults living with disabilities. Sponsorships are available for $2,500, and your company logo and link to your website will be featured on the Hearts in the Right Places home page on biddingforgood.com. Auction items include gift cards to many local restaurants that need our support now more than ever, the artwork of locally and historically renowned artist Polly Thayer Starr, a unique and romantic Newburyport Lighthouse experience, jewelry, specialty baskets of New England gourmet food, and much, much more. Mark your calendars and be sure to visit the online auction in March. If you are interested in learning more about sponsoring this new event and/or donating a gift card or unique item of value for consideration to be added to the auction, visit www. mves.org/fundraising-events/ for more information, or you can contact the Development Department at development@ mves.org or 781-388-4802. Office/Commercial Space for Lease 3 Large rooms, each with walk-in storage area. Ideal for Law Office or Aerobics Studio. Like new condition. Second floor elevator direct to unit. Seperate entrances - New Baths - Large Parking Area. On MBTA Bus Route #429. Located on Route 1 South at Walnut Street. Rollerworld Plaza Rte. 1 South 425 Broadway Saugus Call Michelle at: 781-233-9507 1. On Feb. 12, 1941, at what university on an island was the first injection of penicillin into a human? 2. How many Super Bowls has Tom Brady played? 3. What is the world’s most northern capital city? 4. On Feb. 13, 1946, the ENIAC, first electronic digital computer, was first demonstrated; what does ENIAC stand for? 5. In what decade were grape tomatoes introduced in the United States? 6. What long-limbed American president is in the Wrestling Hall of Fame? 7. February 14 is Valentine’s Day; Bay Stater Esther Howland, the “Mother of the American Valentine,” manufactured them in an assembly line in what Massachusetts city? 8. In what region would you find a gentoo penguin? 9. How are Alouette, Cannon Ball, Flying Yankee and Monadnock similar? 10. What U.S. president stopped school at age 11 and later became a land surveyor and joined a militia? 11. What has been frequently recommended to sing while washing hands to ensure a long enough time? 12. On Feb. 15, 1903, in what U.S. city did the first teddy bears go on sale? 13. What son of Abigail Adams grew up on a Massachusetts farm and was known to like fresh fruit? 14. What is the abbreviation for binary digits? 15. February 16 is the Mardi Gras Carnival in New Orleans; what does Mardi Gras mean? 16. How are “Bathing Beauty,” “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and “Million Dollar Mermaid” similar? 17. What is the most popular poker game? 18. On Feb. 17, 1996, Deep Blue was defeated, which was what? 19. What are the Northern Lights also known as? 20. On Feb. 18, 1564, what Italian painter of “The Creation of Adam” died? ANSWERS 1. Oxford in England 2. 10 3. Reykjavik, Iceland 4. Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator 5. The 1990s 6. Abraham Lincoln 7. Worcester 8. Antarctica and nearby islands 9. They are former B&M passenger trains. 10. George Washington 11. “Happy Birthday” 12. NYC 13. John Quincy Adams 14. Bits 15. Fat Tuesday (in French) 16. They are movies that starred competitive swimmer Esther Williams. 17. Texas Hold’em 18. An IBM chess playing computer (defeated by World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov) 19. Aurora borealis 20. Michelangelo

Page 14 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 19, 2021 avvya yavvy en oniorior avvy S ior io Dear Savvy Senior, I will turn 65 in a few months and plan to keep working for several more years. I have good health insurance from my employer now. Do I have to sign up for Medicare when I reach 65? Looking Ahead Dear Looking, Whether you need to enroll in Medicare at 65 if you continue to work and have health insurance through your job depends on how large your employer is. The same rules apply if your health insurance comes from your spouse’s job. But fi rst, let’s review the basics. Remember that original Medicare has two parts: Part A, which provides hospital coverage and is free for most people. And Part B, which covers doctor’s bills, lab tests and outpatient care. Part B also has a monthly premium, which is $148.50 for most benefi ciaries in 2021, but is higher for individuals earning above $88,000. If you’re already receiving Social Security, you’ll automatically be enrolled in parts A and B when you turn 65, and you’ll receive your Medicare card in the mail. It will include instructions to return it if you have work coverage that qualifi es you for late enrollment. If you aren’t yet receiving Social Security, you will have to apply, which you can do online at SSA.gov/medicare. If you plan to continue working past the age of 65 and have health insurance from your job, your fi rst step is to ask your benefi ts manager or human resources department how your employer insurance works with Medicare. In most cases, you should at least take Medicare Part A because it’s free. (Note: If you’re funding a health savings account you may not want to take Part A because you can’t make contributions after you enroll). But to decide whether to take Part B or not will depend on the size of your employer. Small Employer If your current employer has fewer than 20 employees, Medicare will be your primary insurer and you should enroll in Medicare Part B during your initial enrollment period. This is a seven-month period that includes the three months before, the month of, and the three months after your 65th birthday. If you miss the seven-month sign-up window, you’ll have to wait until the next general enrollment period, which runs from Jan. 1 to March 31 with benefi ts beginning the following July 1. You’ll also incur a 10 percent penalty for each year you wait beyond your initial enrollment period, which will be tacked on to your monthly Part B premium. Large Employer If your employer has 20 or more employees, your employer’s group health plan will be your primary insurer as long as you remain an active employee. If this is the case, you don’t need to enroll in Part B when you turn 65 if you’re satisfi ed with the coverage you are getting through your job. But if you do decide to enroll in Medicare, it will supplement your employer insurance by paying secondary on all of your claims. Once your employment or group health coverage ends, you will then have eight months to sign up for Part B without a penalty. This is known as the Special Enrollment Period. Check Drug Coverage You also need to verify your prescription drug coverage. Call your benefi ts manager or insurance company to fi nd out if your employer’s prescription drug coverage is considered “creditable.” If it is, you don’t need to enroll in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. If it isn’t, you should purchase a plan (see Medicare.gov/plan-compare) during your initial enrollment period or you’ll incur a premium penalty (1 percent of the average national premium for every month you don’t have coverage) if you enroll later. If you have more questions or need help, contact your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (see ShiptaCenter.org), which off ers free Medicare counseling. Or call the Medicare Rights Center helpline at 800-333-4114. 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. iori by Jim Miller How to Choose a Medical Alert System OBITUARIES David Marshall Romsey Age 82, of Randolph, formerly of Stoughton and Malden, passed away on February 8, 2021 at the Seasons Hospice Milton Inpatient Center in Milton. Devoted and loving brother of Roberta "Bobbie" (Romsey) Bloom of Randolph; dear uncle of Michael and Linda Bloom of Framingham and Elayne and Douglas Fodeman of Marblehead; and great-uncle of Amy Bloom of Framingham, Ari Fodeman of Decatur, GA, and Lauren and Thomas Dvorak of Essex Junction, VT. David was the son of Samuel Romsey and Esther (Levine) Romsey. Born in Malden, he enjoyed spending time with his fi rst cousins, working at the gas station in Everett that was owned and operated by his father and uncle, Myer Itzkowitz, and working as a soda jerk at Malden's Thur Drug Store. It was here that he learned to work hard, serving the public, talking with people, and being helpful and kind. These traits stayed with him his entire life as he was always there to help his family, as well as Temple Beth Am's Bingo program in Randolph. After graduating from Malden High School David went on to the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (MCP). After MCP, David joined the Air Force Reserves, after which he started his career as the proud owner of Capitol Pharmacy in Peabody, and later worked for a number of private drugstores in the Mission Hill area of Boston and in Quincy. In later years, David found great success with the Massachusetts State Lottery and would share his winnings with his sister Bobbie. He was particularly fond of his nieces and nephews with whom he shared his pun humor, the need for this world to be kind and courteous, submarine sandwiches, and lottery tickets. Plus, he loved to wear his caps and suspenders! In lieu of fl owers, contributions may be made to Temple B'Nai Tikvah in Canton, MA, or Seasons Hospice Milton Inpatient Center in Milton or Massachusetts General Hospital's Cardiology Department in Boston or Simon C. Fireman Community in Randolph. Richard “Dick” M. Sletterink 90, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday evening, February 13, 2021. He is the beloved husband of Dorothy (Dambroise) Sletterink. Richard was born in Malden on December 1, 1930 and was the son of the late Max and Gladys (McDonough) Sletterink. He attended Malden Public Schools and graduated from Malden High School serving as captain of their tennis team for three years. Following high school, Dick furthered his education and attended Boston College, School of Business Administration in Chestnut Hill. He was a graduate with the class of 1958. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War until he was honorably discharged in 1952. For many years, Richard was employed by General Dynamics at their Quincy shipbuilding Division as executive assistant to the general manager. Richard is a devout Catholic, where he was a former parishioner of Infant Jesus Church in Nashua where he served as a member the Parish Council for many years. He was also an usher at Mass. Dick was also a member of Nashua Country Club where he was an active golfer, enjoying the camaraderie of the sport with his many associated and friends. He truly loved the ocean and enjoyed many vacations and day trips to Hampton Beach with his family and friends. Dick is lovingly survived by his wife, Dorothy. Marcia Tamasi (Newell) Age 86, life-long resident of Malden passed away February 5, 2021. Born in Boston July 10, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Grace Newell of Malden. She was the eldest of seven children. She was raised and educated in the Malden School system. She married her sweetheart the late Joseph Tamasi in November 1951 who passed away in 1995. Marcia is survived by her siblings Carol Sprague, Lois Horak, Audrey Perry, Peter Newell, Rose Mary Newell and Peg (Margaret) Stoodley. She also leaves her sons; Joseph L. Tamasi, Leonard A. Tamasi, Steven R. Tamasi and Anthony L. Tamasi and many grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. 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THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 19, 2021 Page 15 OBITUARIES | FROM PAGE 14 Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial St. #19, Malden, MA or to a Hospice or Autism organization of one's choosing. Ruth Josephine (Olson) Paradis A lifelong resident of Malden, passed away on Saturday, February 13, surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born in Malden in 1925, the daughter of Alan and Frances Olson. She was raised and educated in Malden, and grew up attending Sacred Hearts Church in Malden. In 1952, she married her sweetheart, Robert J. Paradis, and the two settled down in Malden to raise their family. Ruth began working at the age of 16 at Bells Doughnut Shop in Malden. She then began her career in nursing, and worked at the Greystone Manor in Malden. 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This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance if you object to this proceeding. WITNESS, Hon. Maureen H. Monks, First Justice of this Court. Date: February 10, 2021 TARA E. DeCRISTOFARO REGISTER OF PROBATE February 19, 2021 https://cityofmalden.zoom.us/j/92446642398?pwd=N0djeU43ZWU1K0ltUFhsREpxajdaQT09 Webinar ID: 924 4664 2398 Passcode: 539276 Or Telephone: Dial for higher quality based on your current location: US: +1 646 518 9805 or +1 929 436 2866 International numbers available: https://cityofmalden.zoom.us/u/aAxsMTJhb If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Maria Luise, ADA Compliance Coordinator at mluise@cityofmalden.org or 781-397-7000, Ext 2005. February 19 & 26, 2021 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS BUYER1 Krempin, Matthew L Zhang, Shuoqi Ramos, Wifredo A Baali, Hakima Scaduto, Jason Chen, Hans Lewis, Helen D Lin, Jin Tekle, Silas Do, Mary N BUYER2 Chen, Sijing Elbahlawn, Elsayed A Chen, Liping Lin, Meiyun SELLER1 Touro Investments LLC Ingrisani, Jonathan J&E Homes LLC Boutaleb, Fatimazohra Whiting Charles A Est Dacova, Linda A Cody, Christine S Bobkin, Pamela A Yi, Chao G Madison Street T 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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She was an incredible strong woman, seemingly invincible to those who adored her. Pease continue to pray for her family as they grieve the loss of such an amazing woman. She impacted every life she touched, whether in law, aunt, coworker, or friend. Ruth was a favorite amongst them all. She is survived by her daughters, Donna Murtagh, and Rose Stanley, her brothers, Frank Olson and Fred Olson, as well as more than 90 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, being able to be "Big Nana" to five generations of the family. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Paradis, her brother, George Mason, Sr. and her sister, Florence Jones. ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ MALDEN PLANNING BOARD VIRTUAL & REMOTE PUBLIC HEARING “Proper prep makes all the difference” – F. 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Page 18 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 19, 2021 RECOGNIZES | FROM PAGE 3 Due to the pandemic and the restrictions and protocols established by the state and CDC, Wah Lum has been closed to the public for classes and other gatherings due to social distancing and occupancy regulations. No matter, as Du and Wah Lum still found a way to step up and help the community. One of the bright lights of the community coming together during the pandemic, which will be a year old in three weeks, was the local Neighbors Helping Neighbors organization. A small group of local residents got together to develop a network of collecting donations of essentials, such as food items and household items and goods, as well as small cash payments, to help fellow Malden residents in need. Mai Du quickly became a volunteer with the growing group, and when it became apparent “Neighbors” needed a base of operations, she made that happen quickly, off ering Wah Lum Academy, and the partnership continues to this day, as hundreds of Maldonians continue to receive assistance each week. Ward 2 Councillor Paul Condon and all his colleagues echoed these remarks. “Our city of Malden is so fortunate to have you as both someone who embraces our community and is there for everyone, as well as being someone who took a chance on Malden to bring a business here,” Councillor Condon said. “Everyone in our community thanks you.” “Thanks for all that you and all you bring to our community. To step up in a time like this is so appreciated,” said Councillor-at-Large Craig Spadafora. “We are lucky to have you in Malden; this is such a well-deserved recognition,” Ward 1 Councillor Peg Crowe added. Ward 8 Councillor Jadeane Sica to Amazon: We know you’re coming, we will be ready Online commerce giant Amazon is bringing one of its biggest distribution centers in New England to within a stone’s throw of the Malden-Revere city line, at the site of the former Showcase Cinema on Squire Road in Revere. Amazon is planning to raze the existing structure, which has been in operation for decades, and construct a massive distribution center, larger than the one already in operation on the other side of Revere, near Bell Circle. At Tuesday’s virtual City CounSaugus - PRICE CHANGE! $899,000 cil meeting, Sica remarked on the soon-to-arrive development, which will be aligned right next to the Linden neighborhood she represents. “Next week I will be sponsoring a resolve that will make it clear that we in Malden will be expecting Amazon to heed high standards in that section of the city, which will be right on our border,” Councillor Sica said, noting potential traffi c fl ow and other issues that could arise. She said the newly sited business, which replaces a movie theater operation which had been in operation since the 1940s, fi rst as the Revere DriveIn and then as the Showcase Cinemas since the mid-1980s, “could potentially work its way into Malden.” Councillor Sica said she would have more to say on the issue at next week’s City Council meeting, Malden Public Library to present Budgeting 2.0 – How to Make a Budget and Make It Work! B udgeting is important because it helps you control your spending, track your expenses and save more money. Additionally, budgeting can help you make better fi nancial decisions, prepare for emergencies, get out of debt and stay focused on your long-term fi nancial goals. In this free program, Budgeting 2.0 – How to Make a Budget and Make It Work!, you will fi nd help to determine your personal obstacles to budgeting, create a format to track and analyze your spending, list your short- and long-term goals, discuss the importance of debt reduction and emergency savings and apply strategies to manage your dayto-day spending. After the presentation there will be time for Q & A. The program will be led by Derek Wright and Lisa DeChelfi n, who are Solution Center Consultants at PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. The program is free and will be held via Zoom on Thursday, February 25 at 2 p.m. The Zoom link will be posted on the Malden Public Library website at https://maldenpubliclibrary. org/browse-mpl/events-programs/. To register and receive the Zoom link by email, please call the Library at 781-324-0218 or email info@maldenpubliclibrary.org. State Rep. Lipper-Garabedian announces virtual office hours S tate Representative Kate Lipper-Garabedian announced that she and her offi ce will hold virtual offi ce hours for constituents on Tuesday, February 23 from noon to 1 p.m. Constituents will be able to speak with the offi ce by computer or phone. Private virtual rooms can be used for sensitive topics. Lipper-Garabedian’s offi ce hours are always open to the public to enable residents to speak directly with the Representative and her staff about any issue. Typically, Lipper-Garabedian will conduct monthly offi ce hours on the last Tuesday of each month. Constituents interested in participating in virtual offi ce hours should contact Becca Bueno by email at Rebecca.Bueno@MAHouse.Gov or by phone (617722-2020) to receive the link and phone number for the offi ce hours. Rockport - $559,900 38 Main St., Saugus (617) 877-4553 mangorealtyteam.com This magnificent and spectacular home thrives with so much to offer! Beyond the foyer splits where the residence features 4 to 5 bedrooms and COMMERCIAL USE. The residential area is perfect for memorable entertaining and holidays. The kitchen is spacious with a 6 burner Wolf stove, double oven, quartz countertops, along with Brazilian hardwood floors. The first floor offers a Master Bedroom with sitting area that includes pocket doors separating the master bath and large custom walk-in closet. This mixed use sits on a level, one acre that offers a fish pond, stone patio, professional landscape, 2 car garage, fenced in yard and more. Enjoy easy access to Major Routes, Transportation, Shopping, Restaurants, Boston and more. Rather than just a home, this property offers a lifestyle. FOR RENT: Wakefield 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath, 1 car garage, on bus line and close to Oak Grove. Only $2900/month Fluent in Chinese, Cantonese, Italian & Spanish! Call Mango Realty at (617) 877-4553 for a Free Market Analysis! ~ Meet Our Agents ~ This gorgeous, open floor, modern home is perfect for entertaining. Includes New: granite countertops, kitchen cabinets, S.S. appliances, & gleaming hardwood floors. This charming home is located near Rockport’s Historic Village, downtown, commuter rail, public transportation, walking trails, beaches, parks, shops, restaurants, and more! Wakefield - $579,000 Sue Palomba Barry Tam Lea Doherty Ron Visconti Carolina Coral Patrick Rescigno Rosa Rescigno Why List with Mango Realty? We just sold a Mountain Ave., Saugus home $64,000 OVER ASKING with 28 OFFERS! Listed at $438K; SOLD at $502K Carl Greenler NEW LISTING! - Presenting this 3-4 bedroom grand entrance Colonial with a big sun porch in the front. Beautiful hdw floors. Offers eat-in kit w/ gran. cntr tops. Family rm has fireplace w/ sliding doors to the deck. Lge level yd w/ addl. LOT of 3,492 sq. ft. One car garage, deck, driveway & more. Walk to Lake Qt., comtr. rail and mins supermkts. Melrose Beautiful 1 bedroom condo in the heart of downtown Melrose, wonderful dining and convenient transportation at your fingertips. UNDER AGREEMENT UNDER AGREEMENT JUST SOLD! JUST SOLD!

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 19, 2021 Page 19 # 1 Listing & Selling Office in Saugus “Experience and knowledge Provide the Best Service” Free Market Evaluations CRE CarpenitoRealEstate.com View our website from your mobile phone! 335 Central St., Saugus, MA 781-233-7300 METHUEN - 1st AD - 5 rm., 2 bdrm. condo in Riverside Village, 1½ baths, slider to patio, in-unit laundry hook-up, two parking spaces, inground pool, tennis courts, easy highway access....................................................................$249,900. SAUGUS - 1st AD - Clifton Arms condo offers 5 rms., 2 bdrms., granite kitchen, large living rm. w/ slider to balcony, hardwood flooring, coin-op laundry in building, located just outside of Cliftondale Sq........................................$295,000. SAUGUS - 1st AD - Townhouse living at it’s best! Oak Point Village offers 6+ rms,. 2½ baths, granite kit., 3 sided fp., hdwd., deck, master w/ NEW bath & walk in closet, cent. air, finished LL, gar., gorgeous views of Prankers Pond......$489,900. Thinking of Selling? Let us help you get your home ready for an incredible Spring Market! We’ll price your home and advise you on what you might need to do to get TOP dollar. Call us today – no obligation. SAUGUS - Residential lot on side street. Great opportunity to build an affordable home on 27,000 sq. ft. lot. Call for more information...............$99,900. REVERE - Spacious 5 rm. Condo, 2 bdrms., dining room, living room with slider to deck, open floor plan, eat-in kitchen, laundry hook up in unit, needs TLC.......................$229,900. SAUGUS - TWO FAMILY split entry ranch offers 6/7 rooms, 3 bedrooms each unit, 2 fireplaces, hdwd, open floor plan, level lot, inground pool, located in Carr Farms..............................$749,000. SAUGUS - 6 rm., 2 bdrm. Ranch in need of updating, deck, 2 car gar., located on dead end street close to Rt. 1 and major routes......$389,900. EVERETT - Well established Auto Body/Auto Repair shop, 6 bays, 3 offices, 2 half bath, ample parking, many possibilities, close to all major routes, & Encore Casino.......$2,000,000. WONDERING WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH? CALL FOR YOUR FREE MARKET ANALYSIS! LITTLEFIELD REAL ESTATE SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial. New windows, siding, new kitchen with quartz counters, stainless appliances, new cabinets. New hardwood flooring throughout house. New heat. Central AC. New maintenance free deck..........$570,000 SAUGUS ~ Desirable 2 family. Each unit has 2 beds, updated kitchens and baths, vinyl siding, in-unit laundry, rear decks .......$499,000 SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial, 4-5 bedroom, 2 full baths, gas heat, central AC, new siding, new roof, hardwood flooring, fresh paint, new kitchen with SS appliances quartz counters ...............$559,900 38 Main Street, Saugus MA WWW.LITTLEFIELDRE.COM 781-233-1401 SAUGUS ~ Raised ranch, 3 bed, 3 bath, gas heat, central AC, garage under, great location, master bedroom with master bath and walk in closet, finished lower level for the extended family......... $579,900 Call Rhonda Combe For all your SAUGUS ~ 4 bed, 3 bath colonial. Spacious kitchen, SS appliances, Oversized one car garage, irrigation, gas heat enclosed porch, centralVac, finished lower level ... $569,900 real estate needs!! 781-706-0842 SAUGUS ~ 3 bed, 1.5 bath colonial. Open concept 1st floor, 2 car garage, newer gas heat, roof and HW heater, prof landscaping....$439,900 REVERE ~ 2 family located in the Beachmont area, 3 beds, one bath in top unit, 2 beds, one bath lower unit.....................................$639,000 LAND FOR SALE WILMINGTON ~ Colonial featuring 4 beds and 2 full baths, great dead end location, central AC, hardwood flooring, finished lower level..$534,900 SAUGUS ~ 3 bed ranch, open concept, stainless appliances, private dead end street, newer gas heat, hardwood flooring, 10k lot, garage ..............$435,000 LYNN ~ New construction. 3400 sq feet, 4 bed, 2.5 bath, gas heat, central AC, hardwood flooring, walking closet, great cul de sac location, garage under........... $879,999 SAUGUS Call Rhonda Combe at 781-706-0842 for details!! SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRACT SOLD

Page 20 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, February 19, 2021 Follow Us On: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SALES & RENTALS Sandy Juliano Broker/President A chill is in the air but Everett house prices are still Hot. Call today to learn the value of your home! WE KNOW EVERETT!! Call TODAY to sell or buy with the best! NEW LISTING BY SANDY UNDER AGREEMENT! SINGLE FAMILY UNDER AGREEMENT! 40 EASTERN AVE., REVERE $464,888 LISTED BY SANDY 3 BEDROOM SINGLE 158 GROVER ST., EVERETT $589,900 NEW LISTING BY NORMA SOLD! TWO FAMILY 45-47 SYCAMORE ST., EVERETT $724,900 NEW LISTING BY MARIA UNDER AGREEMENT! TWO FAMILY 141 GARLAND ST., EVERETT $925,000 CALL SANDY FOR DETAILS: 617-448-0854 LISTED BY ROSEMARIE NEW COMMERCIAL LISTING SQUIRE RD., REVERE $1,300,000 CHELSEA RENTAL 3 BEDROOMS, 2ND FLOOR AVAILABLE NOW PLEASE CALL MARIA FOR DETAILS 781-808-6877 EVERETT RENTAL 2 BEDROOMS MOVE IN CONDITION COMMERCIAL BUILDING 14,000 SQ FT LOT SQUIRE RD., REVERE $1,700,000 PLEASE CALL NORMA FOR DETAILS 617-590-9143 SOLD! 17 EVELYN RD., EVERETT $519,900 SOLD! 25 HAWKES ST., SAUGUS NEW PRICE! $434,900 LISTED BY NORMA Open Daily From 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 433 Broadway, Suite B, Everett, MA 02149 Open Daily From 10:0 Joe DiNuzzo - Broker Associate :0 00 AM 5:00 PM www.jrs-properties.com Follow Us On: 617.544.6274 Norma Capuano Parziale - Agent Denise Matarazz - Agent Maria Scrima - Agent Rosemarie Ciampi - Agent Michael Matarazzo -Agent Mark Sachetta - Agent

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