THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, June 7, 2019 Page 7 Library presents talk on New England’s first Irish-Catholic millionaire O n Tuesday, June 11, Dr. Scott Molloy, a Professor Emeritus at the University of Rhode Island (URI), will speak about his book “Irish Titan, Irish Toilers: Joseph Banigan and Nineteenth-Century New England Labor,” which examines the life of Joseph Banigan, Rhode Island’s first Irish-Catholic millionaire. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Malden Public Library (36 Salem St., Malden). Banigan was a refugee with his family from the Great Famine in 1847. With a year of elementary school, he became a full-time child laborer but with pluck and luck climbed the ladder of success as a producer of rubber footwear along with others in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He eventually became president of the U.S. Rubber Company. Banigan was also a generous contributor to the Catholic Church, orphanages and other nonsectarian charities. He was named a Knight of St. Gregory by Pope Leo XIII in 1885. Banigan also experiStudy finds local zoning rules block multifamily housing B OSTON – Over the past 15 years, despite many changes in local zoning, it remains difficult if not impossible to build multifamily housing in cities and towns across Metro Boston, according to a detailed study on development released recently. Thanks to a combination of local policies and state rules, housing has become increasingly difficult to permit in all but a handful of communities across the region, despite an affordability crisis and supply shortage that threatens to hobble the region’s economy and worsen racial wealth gaps. AG HEALEY | FROM PAGE 11 hold e-cigarette companies accountable for their deceptive actions and hope other AGs will follow her leadership to keep kids safe from companies like Eonsmoke and others that are making billions of dollars by getting kids addicted to nicotine.” “The use of e-cigarettes in adolescents can cause anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and can create a threefold-increase risk that young people will smoke combustible cigarettes,” said Massachusetts General Hospital’s Tobacco Research and Treatment Center’s Director of Pediatric Research, Dr. Jonathan Winickoff. “The addictive potential of these products is extremely high, and we must do all that we can to keep them out of the hands of young people.” Massachusetts regulations set the minimum legal age to purchase electronic smoking devices at 21, and impose two requirements on online retailers of these products to verify a purchaser’s age: 1) Use a commercially-available database to verify the age and identity of purchasers; 2) use a method of mailing, shipping or delivery that requires the signature of a person who is of the A recently released report funded by seven organizations – including the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and real estate groups – “The State of Zoning for Multi-Family Housing in Greater Boston,” paints a dismal picture of the process for approving and building housing in 100 communities comprising Greater Boston, even as the region struggles with escalating rents and an inadequate supply of homes to house all the workSTUDY | SEE PAGE 8 minimum legal age before the package is released. In July 2018, Healey announced her office’s investigation into JUUL Labs Inc., Eonsmoke, and other online e-cigarette retailers that sell JUUL and JUUL-compatible products – due to concerns about the marketing and sale of electronic smoking devices and products to minors. Along with Eonsmoke, the AG’s Office also sent cease and desist demands to Direct Eliquid LLC and Kilo E-Liquids, ordering the retailers to stop selling JUUL and other electronic smoking products in Massachusetts without an adequate age verification system as required by state regulations instituted by Healey in 2015. As a result of the cease and desist letters, these companies are no longer selling to Massachusetts residents. The AG’s investigations into JUUL and the other retailers remain ongoing. This matter is being handled by Assistant Attorney General Samantha Shusterman and Division Chief Max Weinstein of the AG’s Consumer Protection Division, Assistant Attorney General Angela Brooks of the AG’s Child and Youth Protection Unit and Investigator Ciara Tran of the Civil Investigations Division. enced another kind of knighthood: a bitter six month strike by the Irish Knights of Labor that same year at one of his rubber factories in Millville. Molloy taught labor relations at URI for 30 years, including labor and Irish history. In 2005 the Carnegie Foundation acclaimed him the best professor in the state. He was Teacher of the Year at URI in 1996, and the Smithsonian Institution acquired his collection of 10,000 labor union items a few years earlier. Molloy is in the Rhode Island Hall of Fame and served as the Grand Marshal of the Providence St. Patrick's Day Parade last year. The program is part of the Go Local: Converse 2020 series brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. For more information about this program or others in the series, contact the library at 781-324-0218 or check out the library’s events calendar at www.maldenpubliclibrary.org. Sen. Lewis announces office hours S tate Senator Jason Lewis will host his monthly open office hours on Friday, June 14 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Malden Senior Center (7 Washington St., Malden). All residents are encouraged to drop in to speak with Senator Lewis and raise any concerns that they would like. Those who are unable to attend should feel free to contact Senator Lewis’s office at (617) 722-1206 to arrange a meeting. In addition, Lewis will hold special office hours at his Massachusetts State House offices on Tuesday, June 11 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Room 511B of the State House (24 Beacon St., Boston). This is a great opportunity for constituents who work in downtown Boston or are unable to attend the senator’s regularly scheduled office hours. Lunch will be provided! ATTENTION REVERE!! Three tributes all on one stage on Friday, June 14th at The Oceanside Events Center, 1290 North Shore Rd. Revere. Onsite and adjacent parking for hundreds of cars. Show moved to larger 600 capacity Ballroom due to overwhelming demand. Don’t miss this Scorpions, AC/DC, Judas Priest tribute. Doors open at 8 PM, show starts at 9 PM sharp.

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