Malden Vol. 28, No. 36 -FREECITY TAKES A STAND AGAINST SMOKING AND VAPING SEE PAGE 7 ADVOCATE www.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday 617-387-2200 Friday, September 6 , 2019 City hopes to dump blue trash bags By Barbara Taormina M alden’s Pay-As-You-Throw blue trash bags are wildly unpopular with residents, but the city’s proposal to switch to a new system of barrels and monthly fees has raised some concerns among residents and city councillors. City Planner Ron Hogan updated the City Council this week on the new trash collection plan that would replace the blue bags with a 64-gallon barrel provided to each household. For each barrel, property owners would be charged a monthly $10 solid waste fee that would be included in monthly water bills. Each household would also receive a 32-gallon recycling bin which may or may not have a cover. Residents who have more trash than will fit in the new barrels would be able to buy stickers to attach to commercial trash bags to dispose of the overflow. “There’s a lot more discussion to be had on this,” said Hogan, adding that so far, the response has been tremendously positive. The city is planning at least two public forums on the plan. Ward 3 Councillor John Matheson, who proposed switching from bags to barrels months ago, raised a concern that most councillors seem to city departments developing and managing a payment system. Ward 5 Councillor Barbara Murphy and Councillor-at-Large Stephen Winslow asked about homes that have no space to store large barrels and bins, and houses that have a hilly climb up and down to the street. They worried that barrels filled with trash would sit on sidewalks all week long. “Barrels all day, every day John Matheson Ward 3 Councillor have heard from at least some of their constituents. Matheson asked about households, and particularly seniors, who generate a small amount of trash and don’t need a large $10-a-month barrel for weekly collections. “This is actually a tax increase for those residents,” said Matheson. Hogan said seniors would be able to apply for an abatement which would lower their solid waste collection fee to $5 a month. Several councillors asked about a program that would give residents the option to use barrels, bags or stickers. But Hogan said a lot of variables would create logistical problems for lessens the curb appeal of the neighborhood,” said Murphy. Ward 2 Councillor Paul Condon focused on the city’s 18-gallon recycling bins, which residents tend to fill with contaminated recycling. “The biggest problem was that recycling ended up all over the street,” he said. Hogan suggested the large trash barrels will have enough room to keep residents from mixing trash with recyclable waste. He also suggested the need for more public awareness about recycling and a city ordinance with teeth that would enforce Malden’s recycling rules. Some residents have raised eyebrows at the city’s timing. The proposal to get rid of the unpopular Pay-As-You-Throw bags was unveiled as Malden heads into a municipal election. But Hogan said the proposal was developed after JRM, HOPES | SEE PAGE 11 DeMaria celebrates birthday with champagne toast Shown from left to right are Councillor-at-Large Stephen Winslow, former Mayor Edward Lucey, Ward 5 School Committee candidate, Adam Weldai, Ward 6 Councillor David Camell, Mayor Gary Christenson, birthday girl Councillor-at-Large Deborah DeMaria, State Senator Jason Lewis (D-Fifth Middlesex), Ward 4 Councillor Ryan O’Malley, Ward 4 School Committee Member, Leonard Iovino and Ward 2 School Committee Member Robert McCarthy, Jr. See page 9 for photo highlights. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino) Cannabis Commission approves two license applicants By Barbara Taormina T he Cannabis Licensing and Enforcement Commission voted this week to recommend that two businesses that presented proposals for retail marijuana businesses move on to the next step in the licensing process. MassMedicum, which hopes to open a shop at 616 Broadway at the former site of Broadway Motors, and Standard Naturals, which is planning a store on Linehurst Road next to Kappy’s Fine Wine & Spirits on Route 1, can now start planning a community meeting to present their proposal to residents. After that meeting, they can apply for a special permit from the City Council. These were not quick and easy decisions for the Cannabis Commission, which made every effort to be fair to the eight applicants competing for five available retail licenses. Before even mentioning any of the applicants by name, the commission, which is led by City Planner Ron Hogan, had a long, almost tortuous discussion on how to evaluate each company individually and how to assess their potential relationships to one another. Commission Member Jenelle DeVits pushed hard for the commission to support Dr. James Kurnick’s proposal for MassMedicum. Kurnick, who started two biotech companies focused on developing new cancer treatments, is an expert on medical marijuana and its use to treat cancer and neuromuscular patients. He operates two medical marijuana dispensaries in Amherst and Taunton. MassMedicum’s business plan calls for an on-site compliance officer and a pharmacist who will meet with customers in a consultation room to explain the positives and negatives of cannabis. DeVits praised MassMedicum’s presentation, Kurnick’s experience and expertise and the company’s focus on education. She also stressed that Kurnick has a growing facility in Holbrook which produces high-quality cannabis. Supply will not be a problem for the business, she said. Commission Member Diana Jeong agreed MassMedicum and Kurnick stood out among the applicants as having the most experience and expertise. “Dr. Kurnick seemed passionate about educating people,” she said, adding that he has plenty of money to support his plan. Like Jeong, Police Chief Kevin Molis felt that Kurnick’s knowledge and experience with marijuana set him apart from other applicants. But Molis said the application was for a retail license, and he wondered if consumers would see MassMedicum as a medical marijuana dispensary. But DeVits said the company’s medical background would work in its favor and attract a clientele with needs and interests that differ from local Malden customers. Still, there were other concerns about MassMedicum. 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Page 2 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 6, 2019 Mystic Valley Elder Services receives $10K from Eagle Bank to update website E agle Bank recently awarded Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) $10,000 toward redesigning and redeveloping its company website with a portion of the gift to be used to support MVES’s Money Management Program, a significant resource that offers relief from daily money management tasks that some older adults encounter. “We are very grateful to Eagle Bank and its generous donation to help us renew and create a state-of-the-art website,” said MVES CEO Daniel O’Leary. “The gift will also be a tremendous help in providing support to older adults who have difficulty with budgeting, paying routine bills, and keeping track of financial matters through our Money Management Program.” “As a community bank, giving back to the communities that we serve is a core comPortal To Hope (“PTH”) offers a Veterans Program to families impacted by family violence and trauma. Mentors for this program are needed. If you are a veteran who wants to share your leadership in the cause to end domestic violence and join PTH’s Team, please call George Romvos at (781) 338-7678 for more information. ponent of the Bank’s mission,” said Eagle Bank President/CEO Marc Whittaker. “Mystic Valley Elder Services is an organization that provides an incredible service to those in need of support. We look forward to continuing our long-term relationship with Mystic Valley Elder Services and helping them achieve their ultimate goals and objectives.” The primary goal of the Money Management Program is to promote self-sufficient living for those at risk of losing their independence due to an inability to manage their financial affairs. The Money Management Program is a statewide program operated locally through MVES and is funded in part by the state’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs and private sponsorships and donations, such as Eagle Bank. The bank has been donating to MVES programs for more than 14 years and to the website upkeep for 17 years. Eagle Bank recently awarded Mystic Valley Elder Services $10,000 toward redesigning and redeveloping its company website and to support its Money Management Program. Taking part in the gift presentation, from left to right, were Eagle Bank Vice President/Community Reinvestment Act Officer William Rivers, MVES CEO Daniel O’Leary and Eagle Bank CEO/President Marc Whittaker. (Courtesy Photo) City officials unite behind plans for affordable housing By Barbara Taormina M ayor Gary Christenson, the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) and the City Council are working together on a slate of strategies to create more affordable housing in Malden. Evan Spetrini, MRA’s senior planner & policy manager, and Alex Pratt, MRA’s community development director, were at this week’s City Council meeting to outline proposals for an affordable housing trust fund, a feasibility study on inclusionary zoning and a security deposit pilot program. The number of affordable housing units that might be created as a result of these proposals won’t come anywhere close to the hundreds of luxury market-rate apartments coming online in the city, but it is a start. Pratt explained that an affordable housing trust fund managed by residents and local housing experts would coordinate efforts to preserve and create affordable housing. Other communities have channeled community preservation funds earmarked for affordable housing into these trust funds, but there are also other financial resources, such as grants and development fees. “There are all different ways we can use an affordable housing trust fund to meet our housing needs,” said Pratt. He mentioned there are currently 65 abandoned or foreclosed residential properties in the city. Pratt suggested there may be an opportunity to use the trust fund to buy and rehab some of those properties to create affordable housing. Extending the affordability status and rental rate on housing units where that requirement is set to expire is another possible use of the trust fund. To help launch the affordable housing trust fund, Christenson has proposed changing the way the city disperses development mitigation fees. The city collects a $2,000 mitigation fee for every new unit of housing created and, in the past, that money was split evenly between the mayor and the City Council. Councillors then divided their share of the money 11 ways so they could fund neighborhood improvement projects and small infrastructure repairs. Christenson is now calling for half of the mitigation money coming into the city to be channeled into the affordable housing trust fund. Malden expects to collect more than $1 million in fees from the Jefferson Apartment Group and the developers of Overlook Ridge in the coming year. The city’s second affordable housing strategy involves inclusionary zoning which requires developers to include affordable units as part of any new residential construction project. At a Planning Board meeting back in September 2016, Councillor-at-Large Debbie DeMaria and Ward 4 Councillor Ryan O’Malley presentPLANS | SEE PAGE 13

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 6, 2019 Page 3 Oak Grove Improvement Association finally wins a round By Barbara Taormina F or years, the Oak Grove Improvement Association has been searching for a way to rehab and reopen the Oak Grove Community Center. This week that search led Association members Carol Melle and Bonnie Galayda to the City Council to ask for their help during the public comment segment of the meeting. And their request triggered a mind-numbing debate among councillors over what it takes to submit a project application to the Community Preservation Committee. For decades, the Oak Grove Community Center was a hub for youth groups, sports teams, scouts and other religious and civic organizations. But the building was closed at the end of 2013 after the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board (MAAB) ordered the city to develop a plan to correct problems with the front steps, the walkway and the lack of access for people with disabilities. It took nearly two years, but by the end of 2015 the city had a plan approved by the MAAB, a bid from a contractor and a budget to cover the work. The city’s plan called for adding a wheelchair ramp to the rear entrance of the building’s main floor and improving the front entrance. The work would be paid for with local meals tax revenue earmarked for improvements to the community center. Association members acknowledged the improvements were limited. People in wheelchairs could enter the main floor of the building on the ramp in the rear. But to get to the rest room on the ground floor, they would have to exit on that ramp, circle the front of the building and reenter through a door on the Washington Street side of the building. But the Improvement Association considered the plan just the beginning. The hope was to eventually find the funding to install an elevator in the building. And all was well until it wasn’t. The city didn’t follow through with the plan. When Improvement Association members began calling city officials to ask about the status of the project, city officials stopped answering their phones. For years, nobody wanted to talk about the Oak Grove Community Center. But back in May of this year, Improvement Association members decided to apply to the Community Preservation Committee for funding to rehab the The Oak Grove Community Center has been shuttered for years despite calls from residents to repair and reopen the building. (Advocate Photo by Barbara Taormina) building. There was still about $78,000 left in meal tax money to pay for some of the work. Association members hoped the Community Preservation Committee would consider picking up the balance of the bill. But this week, Melle and Galayda were at the City Council meeting asking for the councillors’ approval on their Community Preservation Act (CPA) application during public comment. They were told by several city officials that City Council approval is needed for applications for preservation projects involving city properties, but no one mentioned how to go about getting that approval. “We’ve been going around in circles on this since May,” Galayda told the City Council. “We were told that you were the ones to come to and we needed your support.” Councillors were surprised by the new requirement that was put into place by City Solicitor Kate Fallon. “The City Council has to at least give its blessing on CPA applications,” explained Ward 4 Councillor Ryan O’Malley. “That’s because we are the owners.” With that, the City Council was off and running on a long debate about whether City Council approval on CPA applications made sense. Some councillors felt the requirement creates an unnecessary set of hoops that community groups would need to jump through to submit a project application to the Community Preservation Committee. 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Page 4 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 6, 2019 Laborers Local 22 endorses Linehan for Ward 3 City Councillor L aborers Local 22 has announced its endorsement of Amanda Linehan for the Ward 3 seat on Malden’s City Council. Linehan is a resident of Blomerth Street and a Beebe School parent, running as a progressive candidate to represent the West End on the Malden City Council. Her platform focuses on strong communication between city government and residents, inclusive civic engagement that opens the doors of City Hall to everyone, and collaboratively building a strong future for Malden with excellent schools, well-maintained city parks, a safe and reliable transportation system, and an affordable, diverse housing stock. Her husband, Mark, is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO. “As a member of a union household, I am extremely honAmanda Linehan Ward 3 City Council Candidate ored and thrilled to have received the endorsement of Laborers Local 22,” said Linehan. “My family knows firsthand the important role that unions play in ensuring good jobs, safe working conditions, and building strong communities, and I am thrilled to have the support of organized labor as I fight for all working families when elected to the Malden City Council.” Laborers Local 22 is a proud affiliate of the Massachusetts AFL– CIO, the Greater Boston Labor Council, Mass Building Trades, and the North Shore Central Labor Council. Learn more at http://Laborerslocal22.com. I MCLI – four letters that stand for something pretty great t’s been a long-standing tradition at Malden Catholic High School, 23 years to be exact, for the rising class of senior boys to attend this four-day leadership retreat in early August on the beautiful campus of Endicott College in Beverly. It began as a small program to prepare senior class officers and team captains for their respective leadership roles, but quickly expanded by popular demand to the entire senior class. It’s one of the highlights of the Malden Catholic experience and truly celebrates the unique school community at Malden Catholic. The Malden Catholic Leadership Institute (MCLI) kicks off senior year in a powerful way with bonding experiences as well as giving each boy space to reflect and prepare for the numerous critical decisions he will need to make in his final year of school – decisions about leading his own life and leading others by example. MCLI provides the opportunity for the boys to plan and put into practice the leadership skills that will help them lead Malden Catholic in the Xaverian Brothers’ tradition. During the action-packed four days, MCLI focuses on community building, leadership qualities, Christian service, gathering as a faith community, and Xaverian spirituality. In a smaller way, MCLI also prepares the boys for college life by giving them a few days on a college campus, living in a dorm and eating in the dining hall. The retreat is run by Malden Catholic’s Campus Ministry, and in addition to the senior class, Malden Catholic administrators, faculty and coaches attend and participate fully in the daily events that include small group discussions focusing on relationships with God and others, personal and communal prayer experiences, liturgy, recreation and a morning of community service outside the Endicott Campus and an evening of community service with Operation Support Our Troops. The entire Malden Catholic community wishes the boys in the Class of 2020 a successful senior year.

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 6, 2019 Page 5 Harvard’s Dr. Carol Kauffman led faculty leadership training program at Malden Catholic O n August 26, Dr. Carol Kauffman, the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Faculty Coach Training at Massachusetts General Hospital, gave a leadership presentation to Malden Catholic’s faculty and staff. Kauffman has been a leadership coach for over 25 years and was excited to help the Malden Catholic staff become better leaders, both professionally and personally. Kauffman says she was drawn to Malden Catholic because of her interest in developing leadership programs for millennials and younger people. “A coach approach is very powerful for leaders at every stage in development,” Kauffman said. “We have a much more complex, fast-moving, unpredictable world … so if we have a group of people who have an idea of where they want to go then they can have a much greater impact,” Kauffman continued. When asked why learning leadership skills at a young age are so important, Kauffman said they are crucial because these are skills that will be used throughout life. “Learning to lead when you are a young person is crucial, and one of the people you are learning to lead is yourself, she said. “If you can begin to get a sense of what actually matters to you and to other people … then you will be able to guide the direction of your life much better than if you don’t have that,” Kauffman added. Presenting alongside Kauffman was Julie Carrier, a bestselling author, leadership mentor and former Senior Management Consultant in leadership trainDr. Carol Kauffman ing and development for the Pentagon. Carrier was featured on MTV’s MADE self-improvement reality series, to share her message about how girls can improve their self-confidence through coaching. Carrier followed up Kauffman’s answer about the importance of leadership by saying, “We are all aware of how powerful leadership development is for adults, and it’s even more powerful when we take those principles, ideas, and practices and we teach them to young people.” Carrier added that they are learning important skills before they face other challenges in life as they get older. Carrier took an educational approach to learning these ideas at a young age. “They are saving a lot of baggage in relearning because they are learning it the right way first,” Carrier added. Carrier continued to stress the importance of teaching leadership in an academic setting. In attendance was Malden Catholic School for Girls Principal Lisa Cenca, who raved about Kauffman’s coaching approach and how teachers can bring this into the classroom. “Carol helped us to think about coaching our students rather than just teaching them. She challenged us to work on how we get our students to recognize their talents and live them out,” Cenca said. Theology Teacher Deirdre Foley was very fortunate to have Kauffman at Malden Catholic, and is excited to use the skills she learned moving forward. “Her method of Coaching by Numbers will benefit both the staff and students here at MC immensely,” Foley said. “I am excited to use these skills moving forward to enhance my career here at Malden Catholic,” she added. Kauffman started the Institute of Coaching, which is an affiliate of the McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, in 2009 when she received a $2 million award to create the Institute. Kauffman says the Institute’s mission is to help leadership coaching and health coaching become more established. Malden Catholic was incredibly honored to have Kauffman working with its faculty and staff on increasing their leadership skills. Headmaster John Thornburg believes Kauffman’s presentation was crucial, because of its importance in leadership skills to both staff and students. “I thought it was crucial to have a world-class speaker and presenter,” Thornburg said. Thornburg praised Malden Catholic for being able to bring Kauffman to the school, saying, “I don’t think there is a school in the area with that caliber of leadership training.” Shown from left to right are MC School for Girls Principal Lisa Cenca, Dr. Carol Kauffman, leadership mentor/author Julie Carrier and MC Headmaster John Thornburg. (Courtesy Photos)

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THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 6, 2019 Page 7 City takes a stand against smoking and vaping By Barbara Taormina According to the National InN ew No Smoking/No Vaping signs will be going up in city buildings, schools and parks. The City Council voted unanimously in favor of Councillor-at-Large Debbie DeMaria’s order to install the new signs in the hope of pushing back against the trend of teen vaping. “We have an epidemic in our city and especially in our schools,” said DeMaria, adding that vaping is a problem for students as young as seventh graders. DeMaria said she had been working throughout the summer with Public Health Director Chris Webb and other city officials on strategies to prevent vaping and to educate the community about the health risks. stitute of Health (NIH), vaping exposes teens to levels of nicotine that can cause long-term harm to brain development. The NIH also warns that vaping products can contain toxins and tiny particles that can be harmful. Added to those health risks is the problem that many teens, and adults, believe vaping is a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes. The new signs would emphasize that, like tobacco products, vaping is unacceptable and prohibited. “It’s not going to solve everything, but it is drawing a line – saying the City Council and the city truly believe this is an epidemic,” said DeMaria. Councillors were quick to support the order, especially since it clarifies and re-enforces an existing ordinance. State law prohibits smoking and vaping in schools and workplaces, such as the city’s municipal buildings. According to the city’s Tobacco Control Ordinance, nobody under 21 can possess or carry tobacco products or vaping devices. Anyone who breaks the rule can be hit with a $25 fine. Smoking and vaping are also prohibited in city parks, playgrounds, cemeteries and near athletic fields. Anyone who violates that section of the ordinance may be subject to a $100 fine. Webb told councillors that the city needs the signs to enforce the ordinance. He said that the Health Department occasionally receives complaints about peoSMOKING | SEE PAGE 13 Lawnmower Tune-Up and Repairs • We repair all makes & models! • Authorized • FREE PICK-UP for all Tune-Ups! all m • We r d K-U makes & mo ma akes & mo D KU for all Tun UP fo Biker’s Outfitter 1039 Broadway, Revere • (781) 289-6466 www.bikersoutfitter.com Award-Winning Landscaping Servicing the North Shore for over 38 Years Dealer ANGELO’S FULL "Over 40 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2019 Regular Unleaded $2.439 Mid Unleaded $2.799 Super $2.859 Diesel Fuel $2.759 KERO $4.759 Diesel $2.399 SERVICE HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) DEF Available by Pump! Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN AVE • SAUGUS • OPEN 7 DAYS NOW BOOKING NEW CUSTOMERS! DON’T WAIT! Call 781-321-2074 Pavers * Walkways * Patios * Driveways * Pool Decks Planting * Perennials * Shrubs * Trees New Lawns * Sod * Hydroseed Flowers/Annuals/Mums * Conventional Seeding * Synthetic Complete Maintenance * Cleanups (Spring & Fall) * Lawn Cutting, Edging & Weeding * Lawn Fertilizer Programs * Trim & Prune Shrubs * Mulching, Thatching Interlock Block * Fire Pits * Sitting Walls * Pillers Landscape Lighting * Design * Install * Repair * Night Illumination Prices subject to change FLEET

Page 8 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 6, 2019 Fourth annual “Sunset, Storytelling & Stargazing” slated for Sept. 7 on Waitt’s Mount W ard 4 Councillor Ryan O’Malley, in collaboration with Malden Reads, announces the fourth annual “Sunset, Storytelling and Stargazing” event on Waitt’s Mount to be held Saturday, September 7 (weather permitting) from 6–10 p.m. The community is invited to the top of Waitt’s Mount in Malden to watch the sunset, hear storytelling and gaze at the stars with the help of the North Shore Amateur AsMalden residents Lori and George Manfra enjoy a night of stargazing at a previous edition of “Sunset, Storytelling and Stargazing on Waitt’s Mount.” The next stargazing event will be held on Saturday, September 7. (Courtesy Photo) tronomy Club, the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston and Lynn #popscope. Professional children’s storyteller Sharon Kennedy will begin telling stories at 6:30, as the sun starts to set. Parents with young children may want to stay only for the storytelling portion, but are welcome to stay longer. At 7:15, there will be “Stories Only You Can Tell,” featuring adults telling stories of personal experience, under the direction of local author and spoken word artist CD Collins. This will be followed by live acoustic music from Neal Itzler and Larry Terry, both associated with Berklee College. Stargazing will begin after twilight at around 7:45. Several telescopes will be set up for viewing, with the club astronomers serving as guides to the night sky. Malden Reads is celebrating its 10th anniversary of promoting literacy and a love of reading and building community in Malden and is pleased to partner with O’Malley for this event. In case of inclement weather (or skies that are too cloudy for viewing), an alternative date will be announced. For complete details about shuttle transportation, parking, what to bring and what to expect, visit the Malden Reads website at maldenreads.org. WE WORK FOR YOU! * Have your car repaired by Real Manufacturer Certiified Technicians * An I-CAR GOLD CLASS SHOP Highest Certificate in the Repair Industry * Premier Insurance Co. Collision Repair Shop for Geico, Liberty Mutual, Metlife, Progressive and more! * Over 30 Years of putting families back on the Road Safe & Fast! * ATLAS Stands Behind All Repairs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty 1605 North Shore Road, Revere * 781-284-1200 Visit us at: www.AtlasAutobody.com or call (781) 284-1200 to schedule your appointment today!

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 6, 2019 Page 9 DeMaria celebrates birthday with champagne toast By Tara Vocino A pproximately 75 people celebrated Councillor-at-Large Deborah DeMaria’s birthday at Hoff’s Bakery last Wednesday night. Politicians, candidates, family and friends came out and enjoyed delicious carrot cake, champagne and party hats. Tara Vocino may be reached at printjournalist1@gmail.com. Campaign managers Susan Higgins and Kelly Yin hold up a “Where in the World is Councillor DeMaria?” sign; DeMaria asked residents to guess where she is, per 15 different locations, and also DeMaria’s biography, inside the lobby last Wednesday night at Hoff’s Bakery. David Hancock, Councillor-at-Large Deborah DeMaria, daughter Lindsay Silvestro, Paula Higgins and sister-in-law Pamela DeMaria stand by Councillor DeMaria’s campaign sign. State Senator Jason Lewis (D-Fifth Middlesex) said he can’t think of a more amazing public servant who works incredibly well with all her colleagues. He thanked Councillor DeMaria for revitalizing art, new cannabis regulation and helping to build the first two Habitat for Humanity homes in Malden. Ward 7 School Committee Member candidate Michelle Luong, birthday girl Councillor Deborah DeMaria, and Luong’s husband, Jimmy Luong, stand by the colorful happy birthday banner. FAMILY PORTRAIT: Shown from left to right are daughter Lindsay Silvestro, Councillor-at-Large Deborah DeMaria, daughter Melanie Strong and their father, Al DeMaria. Bir thday girl Council - lor-at-Large Deborah DeMaria said the City Council has turned a corner in Malden, working collaboratively. She thanked everyone for sharing her birthday, adding that while it’s been a great ride, there’s still more to do. She encouraged guests to visit the retail Hoff’s Bakery, which opened in March 2016. Husband Al DeMaria, birthday girl Councillor Deborah DeMaria and Ward 7 School Committee Member candidate Michelle Luong wish Councillor DeMaria a happy birthday. Ward 3 City Councillor candidate Amanda Linehan embraces her daughter, Georgia, 6, by the frozen desserts. Hoff’s Bakery President Vincent Frattura and Councillor-at-Large Deborah DeMaria display a cheesecake assortment made onsite. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)

Page 10 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 6, 2019 Ryan Power found guilty of first-degree murder in connection with 2017 Malden homicide O n August 29, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Malden Chief of Police Kevin Molis announced that a Middlesex Superior Court jury found Ryan Power, 34, of Malden, guilty of first-degree murder in connection with the 2017 death of Leah Penny, 32, of Malden. Judge Peter Krupp sentenced the defendant to life in prison without the possibility of parole. On June 21, 2017, at approximately 9:49 a.m., Malden Police took action due to a reportedly unresponsive female inside a Lebanon Street home in Malden. When the police arrived, they located the body of Leah Penny. She was found at the bottom of a staircase with a dog leash wrapped around her neck and a vodka bottle located underneath her. Two children, ages one and two years old, and a dog were located inside the home – unharmed. Malden Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office immediately began an investigation. After the victim’s body was discovered, police sought to locate Ryan Power. He was found in Seabrook, N.H., where he was arrested and charged as a fugitive from justice. Power waived extradition and was transported back to Massachusetts by Malden Police and Massachusetts State Police. Through their investigation authorities learned that the victim and defendant had been in a relationship beginning in 2014 and that they had two children together. Authorities determined that based on the positioning of the body, and State Police set sobriety checkpoint for this weekend C olonel Kerry Gilpin, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a sobriety checkpoint will be implemented on a public way in Middlesex County from September 7-8. The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and the bottle placed beneath her, the scene had been staged by the defendant, who after strangling the victim from behind with the leash, posed her body in an effort to make it appear the victim’s death was accidental or committed by another person. When authorities searched removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. It will be operated during varied hours; the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary; safety will be assured; and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety. Power’s phone, they discovered 48 audio recordings in which he had secretly recorded arguments between the victim and himself as well as multiple voice recordings he made to document his interactions with the victim. The recordings were made between April and May of 2017, coinciding with the dissolution of Ryan Power and Leah Penny’s relationship, including during a period when Power was not living in the Lebanon Street residence. On June 3, 2017, Power also installed hidden cameras within the home he had shared with the victim in order to record her without her knowledge. Investigators also discovered a nearly hour-long disturbing recording that appeared to have been unwitting created by Power during which time he physically assaulted and threatened to kill Penny. Malden Cultural Council seeks funding proposals T he Malden Cultural Council invites organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. The application period opened on September 1 and closes on October 15. These grants may support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Malden including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies, performances in schools, workshops, and lectures. The Malden Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community. In prior years, the Malden Cultural Council has distributed approximately $25,000 annually in grants. Previously funded projects include: Discover the Philippines, the Hispanic Heritage Month Festival, Housing Families, Inc., the Malden Pop-Up Gallery, Malden Reads, and MATV. For local guidelines and complete information on the funding priorities of the Malden Cultural Council, please visit: https://www. mass-culture.org/Malden or contact Cultural Council Chair Annie Rousseau at 781-606-0956 or malden.cultural@gmail.com. Application forms and additional information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at: www. mass-culture.org. September Happenings at Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield T he Temple Emmanuel Board of Directors wishes to invite interested area folks to several interesting programs happening in September at our home at 120 Chestnut St. in Wakefield. We offer a stimulating and friendly environment where adults and children of all ages can embrace their Jewish roots, regardless of their level of observance or affiliation. Rabbi Gregory Hersh begins his fourth year at Temple as our spiritual leader. WAKEFIELD | SEE PAGE 18

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 6, 2019 Page 11 HOPES | FROM PAGE 1 Malden’s trash hauler, informed the city they will be charging a new $150-per-ton fee for loads of recycling in which 10 percent of the material is visibly contaminated. Under the current 20-year CANNABIS | FROM PAGE 1 “We don’t want one of these on every corner,” said Hogan, adding that the commission’s job is to make sure that sure applicants can pull off what they have proposed before recommending that they move forward to the next step. Hogan said he has no doubts MassMedicum would succeed, but he questioned if the company, and particularly the location, is the right fit for Malden. But DeVits urged the commission not to drag its feet on MassMedicum and risk losing the city’s best applicant. “They are not going to wait around for us,” she said. Ultimately, the commission voted in favor of MassMedicum’s application, which bumped the company up to the next phase of the licensing process. The decision to support Standard Naturals’ application for a 3,000-square-foot shop next to Kappy’s on Route 1 was an easier call for the commission. Scott Moore, who owns two Kappy’s stores in Malden, is launching Standard Naturals contract, signed in 2011, JRM is obligated to provide free recycling services to the city. That arrangement worked eight years ago when JRM was able to sell recycled material and make a profit from Malden’s cardboard, paper and plastics. But the recycling market has dried up, with Joe and Steve Selby, two other Kappy’s owners who have years of experience working in the family business. “They are new to the industry, but they are not new to the concept of a regulated product,” said Molis, adding that the fact the team owned the land and that they are willing to commit money to develop it are also factors that favor Standard Naturals. Molis also said the Route 1 location would have no impact on Malden neighborhoods, but would attract customers who travel on the busy roadway. Jeong agreed with Molis and added that she appreciates the fact that Standard Naturals was proposed by local business owners with long histories in Malden. “The location almost trumps everything else,” said Hogan, who agreed the limited impact on Malden proper is a huge plus. “I believe they will pull off what they have proposed,” added Hogan. “They were not necessarily the strongest team, but they had the strongest setup.” The commission voted 4-1 to move Standard Naturals’ application to the next stage. DeVits abItalian Classes A dult Italian classes for beginners will be offered by the Appian Club of Stoneham on Tuesday evenings, starting Sept. 12. If you are planning to visit Italy, this course will be for you. Contact coordinator John Nocella for further details at 781-4385687 or, preferably by email, at john02180@gmail.com. Please pass along to other family members, friends and neighbors. The class is sponsored by the Appian Club of Stoneham, a nonprofit, social charitable 501(c)(7) organization whose mission is to promote Italian culture and heritage. Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for family since 1958 • 61 over half a century. We must be doing something right!” •Vinyl Siding •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roofing • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! Summer is Here! and JRM now spends and loses money on the city’s recycling. In the past, Hogan has suggested that JRM is still bound under the original 2011 contract. However, he has also said the city decided to use JRM’s proposal for new fees as an opportunity to make changes to stained, saying she wants more information about the company. Moving forward, the commission agreed to request more inthe city’s solid waste program. The Citizens’ Engagement Committee, which is chaired by Councillor-at-Large Debbie DeMaria, will schedule two public forums on the proposed changes sometime in the upcoming weeks. Hogan has said he hopes to order the barrels in October formation from Misty Mountain, which has proposed a 6,000-square-foot shop at 323 Commercial St. They will also and launch the new system in January. But Murphy suggested that the city take the time needed to get it right. “The last [trash program] roll out was not good,” she said. “This time, we want to give the public enough time to participate.” decide if they need additional information to assess proposals from several of the remaining applicants.

Page 12 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 6, 2019 Bread of Life to host “Just Desserts” event on Sept. 18 O n Wednesday, September 18, Bread of Life (BOL) will be hosting a Just Desserts fundraiser. The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Irish American Club (177 West St., Malden). Just Desserts will be a family-friendly evening of desserts, coffee, tea, music, raffles and a silent auction to raise awareness of Bread of Life’s Under One Roof Capital Campaign. BOL is working on a $2.9 million campaign to build a new facility where all services will be provided in one building: kitchen, food pantries and a resource community room. “We are on a roll with our Under One Roof Campaign,” said BOL Executive Director Gabriella Snyder Stelmack. “We just received two, six-figure donations and were the recipient of all the proceeds from a tremendous fundraiser hosted by Galvin & Barbara Murphy at Yankee Pest in Malden. The community has been overwhelmingly supportive. We’re continuing the momentum with Just Desserts – which promises to be a fun and delicious event!” Dessert tastings confirmed to date include bakery items provided by Encore Boston Harbor, Hoff’s Bakery and Continental Bakery, with more to follow. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online at www.breadoflifemalden.org or by mailing payment to Bread of Life, 54 Eastern Avenue, Malden, MA 02148, ATTN.: Just Desserts. For more information, contact Patty Kelly at 781-820-4749 or patty.kelly@ breadoflifemalden.org. About Bread of Life Founded in 1980, BOL is a one of the largest providers and distributors of food to atrisk families in Greater Boston. In 2018, BOL staff and volunteers served over one million meals to hungry, homeless and isolated families and individuals. Programs provided by BOL include serving evening meals four nights per week to approximately 100 guests in addition to offering food pantry services from the Malden and Everett food pantries. BOL also delivers food to senior citizens in public housing and to at-risk teens and homeless families sheltered in local motels. MHSAA 2019 Holiday Pasta Party – Nov. 30 Special drawing for $2,500 cash T he Malden High School Alumni Association (MHSAA) is inviting the Malden community to join in this year for its annual Holiday Pasta Party on Nov. 30. This is one of the major fund-raising events the alumni group sponsors to help MHS students, particularly those in difficult financial situations. The holiday-themed, child-friendly gathering will be held at Anthony’s function hall in Malden and is open to the Malden community. The affair has grown in popularity over recent years with delicious food, musical entertainment, lots of laughter and the excitement of drawings for an array of donated prizes. New this year will be an extra special drawing with prizes of $2,500 cash, two Boston Red Sox tickets for 2020, and a $400 gift card. Ticket availability will be announced on maldenhighalumni.com and Facebook and Twitter. The MHSAA also is busy prepping for its next major fund-raiser, a banquet celebrating the induction of the newest class into the alumni Hall of Fame. This event is already booked for May 1, 2020, also at Anthony’s. The MHSAA will soon be soliciting nominations from the public for those to be inducted. Nomination forms and instruction are posted on maldenhighalumni.com. Please check in also for how to name a seat in Jenkins Auditorium at MHS. Questions: Call MHSAA President Anthony Dickinson at 781-324-5488, Vice President Patricia Kelly at 781820-4749, event coordinator Carol Scally at 781-438-0864, or board member David Haskell at 781-324-2725. Or email maldenhighschoolalumni@ yahoo.com. The Malden High School Alumni Association in its ongoing desire to reward excellence has presented $1,000 academic awards to 10 more graduating seniors in the Class of 2019. This brings to $67,000 the amount awarded to MHS students by the alumni group since the awards program was established in 2011. Such MHSAA fund-raising programs have provided resources to help the MHS principal meet the needs of students struggling economically. Championship Team Thunder visits Mayor Christenson On Tuesday, September 3, Mayor Gary Christenson welcomed players, coaches and parents from Malden Youth Baseball’s Minor League championship team Thunder. The team shared stories with the Mayor of their favorite moments of the season and of the championship game itself including how they had to overcome beating their rivals, The Scrappers in two straight games to capture the title. Head Coach Michelle Cochran and Assistant Coach Felice D'Anna were on hand to present the Championship trophy as well as to thank Mayor Christenson for sponsoring their team. (Photo Courtesy of the City of Malden)

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 6, 2019 Page 13 PLANS | FROM PAGE 2 ed an inclusionary zoning proposal that would have required developers with plans for residential building projects with five or more units to offer 20 percent of the housing at prices linked to average income levels in Malden. DeMaria and O’Malley acknowledged their proposal was a draft and that they were looking for support and guidance from the Planning Board. But Planning Board memSMOKING | FROM PAGE 7 ple smoking near fields and in parks, but that those incidents are usually resolved with a conversation. Webb conceded that the city will not catch everyone bers, who voted unanimously against inclusionary zoning, said they couldn’t tinker with proposals; they could only vote on what was presented to them. Planning Board members also noted that 10.2 percent of the city’s housing stock was already affordable. This week, inclusionary zoning made a soft comeback. Spetrini explained that the MRA is applying for community preservation funds to conduct an inclusionary zoning feasibility study, which is who smokes or vapes in a park, but he added that the signs are a start that will build awareness among residents. Councillor-at-Large Craig Spadafora and Council President Jadeane Sica said there OBITUARIES Francis E. “Frank” Vaccaro gus and Donna Vaccaro of Merrimack, NH. He was the dear brother of Anthony Vaccaro. Frank was the cherished grandfather of Ashley Olson and her husband Ricky of Merrimack, NH and Courtney Vincett of Bedford, MA, and great grandfather of Giacobbe, Paisley, and Blake. He is also survived by cousins, godchildren and many friends. In lieu of flowers donations in Frank’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. Passed away on August 28, 2019. He was 80 years old. Frank was born in Sanford, ME and a longtime resident of Malden. He was the co -owner with his twin brother Anthony of A. C. Vaccaro Floor Sanding Company for 40 years. Frank was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.Frank had a gift of making connections with people. Standing in a room full of strangers, he could strike up a conversation with anyone. He has touched the lives of so many and always made everyone around him feel special in their own way. At the end of the day, he would sit in his recliner and make his nightly phone calls to everyone he cared for, just to check in. “Wear your seat belt and lock your doors” was his way of telling you how much he loved you. From bringing donuts on Sundays to just stopping in to say “hi,” Frank always made sure his family and friends knew how much they meant to him. His presence will be greatly missed but never forgotten and his love and memory will live on through his family and friends every day. Frank was the beloved husband of the late Jane F. (Frisoni) Vaccaro. He was the son of the late Edward and Angelina (Giacobbe) Vaccaro. Frank was the loving father of Michael Vaccaro of SauThomas J. Barton expected to cost $25,000 to $35,000. The study will help the city understand the impact inclusionary zoning would have on development. “The percent of units and eligible income levels have real effects on feasibility,” Spetrini told the City Council. “We don’t want people to stop investing in Malden.” Pratt explained that Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) is applying for Malden community preservation funds for a security deposhave been conversations with school officials about installing new vaping detectors in school bathrooms. The devices monitor air quality, and when they detect a student is vaping or smoking cigarettes or marijuana, a text it pilot program. The program, which will be overseen by the MRA, will pay the security deposit for apartment rentals for qualifying households. The money would be paid directly to landlords, and when families move, security deposit refunds would be returned to ABCD to continue the program or to support other affordable housing initiatives. “This program is specifically targeted to meet the needs of Malden residents, particularly those who are being displaced,” said Pratt. alert is sent to administrators, school staff or custodians. The detectors also pick up on abnormal levels of sound and can alert school staff to incidents of bullying, fighting and other types of violence. Spetrini and Pratt came to this week’s City Council meeting looking for input and support, and they got it. The proposals for an affordable housing trust fund and changes to city’s system of dispersing mitigation funds are headed to the Ordinance Committee for review. Councillors also all signed on as sponsors to resolutions supporting the inclusionary zoning study, a possible inclusionary zoning ordinance and the security deposit program. Spadafora said the new detectors cost about $1,400 each and for about $100,000 the city can install them in school bathrooms throughout the district. “For $100,000, I think it’s worth investigating,” he said. Of Malden formerly of Holyoke September 1, 2019. Beloved fiancé of Caitlin Martin of Malden. Loving son of James Barton of NH and Karen (Ahlgren) Barton of Port Orange FL. Devoted father of Jake Barton of Somerville and Sean Barton of West Springfield. Brother of Susan Barton of Chicopee. Also survived by several cousins. USMC Veteran. Tom attended Middlesex Community College. OBITUARIES | SEE PAGE 15

Page 14 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 6, 2019 or her party’s leadership. Some representatives voted on all 81 roll call votes. Others missed one or more roll call. The percentage for each representative is calculated based on the number of roll calls on which he or she voted and does not count the roll calls for which he or she was absent. Rep. Paul Donato 100 percent (0) Rep. Steven Ultrino 100 perSUBSCRIBE TO MASSTERLIST – IT’S FREE! Join more than 17,000 other people from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens who start their morning with a copy of MASSterList! MASSterList is a daily ensemble of news and commentary about the Legislature, Politics, Media and Judiciary of Massachusetts drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications selected by widely acclaimed and highly experienced editor Jay Fitzgerald. Jay introduces each article in his own clever and never-boring, inimitable way. THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House and Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports on how often local representatives voted with their party leadership. The votes of 126 Democratic representatives were compared to House Speaker Bob DeLeo (D-Winthrop). The votes of 31 Republicans were compared with those of GOP Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading). Beacon Hill Roll Call uses 81 votes from the 2019 House session as the basis for this report. This includes all roll calls that were not on local issues. Eighty-six of the 126 Democratic representatives (68 percent) voted with DeLeo 100 percent of the time. Another 18 Democratic representatives voted with DeLeo on all but one of the roll calls The Democratic representative who voted the lowest percentage of times with DeLeo was Rep. Angelo Scaccia (D-Boston) who voted with him 82.7 percent of the time. Eleven of the 31 GOP members voted with Jones 100 percent of the time. Seven members came close and voted with Jones on all but one of the roll calls. The GOP representative who voted with Jones the lowest percentage of times is Rep. Peter Durant (R-Spencer) who voted with Jones 90.1 percent of the time. PERCENTAGE OF TIMES REPRESENTATIVES VOTED WITH THEIR PARTY’S LEADERSHIP IN 2019 The percentage next to the representative's name represents the percentage of times the r representative supported his or her party’s leadership. The number in parentheses represents the number of times the representative opposed his cent (0) HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK'S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature's job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been filed. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late-night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of August 2630, the House met for a total of one hour and 16 minutes while the Senate met for a total of one hour and 13 minutes. Mon. Aug. 26 House 11:01 a.m. to 11:09 a.m. Senate 11:05 a.m. to 11:09 a.m. Tues. Aug. 27 No House session Wed. Aug. 28 No House session Fri. Aug. 30. No House session No Senate session No Senate session Thurs. 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Fee-only planners charge only for their services – for example you might pay $150 to $350 an hour for a financial tune-up, a flat fee per project or an asset-based fee. To find a fee-only planner in your area, use the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA.org), which carefully vets all members and offers an online directory. Or see the Garrett Planning Network (GarrettPlanningNetwork.com), a network of fee-only advisers. Or the Alliance of Comprehensive Planners (ACplanners.org), a community of fee-only advisors that charge annual retainers. If your needs are more specific, some other financial professionals to consider are a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) who is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission or a state securities regulator to manage investment portfolios; a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), who specialize in insurance and estate planning; and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), who can help with tax planning. Be leery of many other financial advising titles, designations and certifications that are out there like the Certified Financial Consultant (CFC) or the Wealth Management Specialist (WMS). Many of these require no more than a few courses at a seminar or online, which means they’re not worth much. To research the different certifications or designations visit FINRA.org/ investors–click on “Tools & Calculators,” then on “Professional Designations.” How to Choose After you find a few candidates in your area, call them up and schedule an appointment to meet and interview them. Find out about their experience, expertise and the types of services they provide; if they’re a fiduciary; how they charge and how much; what is their investment philosophy; and how will they handle your ongoing questions or financial needs. Look for someone whose clients are in situations similar to yours and who’s available as often as you need them. It’s also wise to do a background check on your potential advisor. At LetsMakeaPlan.org, you can verify a planner’s certification as CFP (click on “Verify CFP Professional Status”). You’ll also see any information on the planner’s disciplinary history with CFP Board and on bankruptcy filings in the past 10 years. To vet a registered investment adviser, go to Investor.gov where you can search an individual’s name and click on “Detailed Report” to see information on qualifications, employment history, disciplinary actions, criminal convictions and more. To check out a broker, visit BrokerCheck.finra.org where you can search an individual or firm’s name to get details like years of experience, licensing, exams passed and regulatory actions. 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.

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 6, 2019 Page 15 OBITUARIES OBITUARIES | FROM PAGE 13 In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Tom may be made to the American Heart Association 20 Speen St Framingham, MA 01701 or Donate Life America 701 East Byrd Street 16th floor Richmond, VA 23219. Olivia M. Fulginiti tecalvo and his daughter, Jean Cheek, as well as his younger sister Dorothy Gagnon. He leaves behind several grandchildren in Massachusetts, Florida, and Oklahoma. He was preceded by his parents, Jennie and Rapheale Montecalvo, his brothers Joseph, Anthony and Francis; and his two sisters Margaret and Rosemary. He was a member of this nation's best generation, having proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II and with the occupation forces in Japan. Prior to moving to Oklahoma, to be closer to family, he lived on Russell Street in Malden, Massachusetts for over eighty years and worked at Winchester Hospital for fifty years. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed showcasing his gardening skills. He will be interred in Edmond, Oklahoma. Of Malden, formerly of Cambridge, August 29. Beloved daughter of the late Armando and Florence M. (Reale) Fulginiti. Dear sister of Rosanne Gianatasio and her husband Philip, Pat, Anthony, Toni Felizardo and her husband Nick and the late Libby Hayes. Also survived by her loving nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Care Dimensions Hospice , 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923, or The Special Olympics. Montecalvo, Jr. Age 92 years old, passed away on August 25, 2019. Originally from Malden, Ralph J. he most recently resided in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife, Gloria (Ferullo) Montecalvo, his son, John MonLouie A. Vazquez Age 41, of Revere, formerly of Malden. Entered Eternal Rest unexpectedly on August 28, 2019. Devoted son of Joyce (Razinsky) Vazquez. Beloved father of Luis, Dominic, Dante and Nico. Dear brother of Lisa Petrice, Kerri Knox, Brian Vazquez and Tracie Laliberte. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Expressions of sympathy may be donated to National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, or online at www.centeronaddiction.org. Rosanna M. (Dolan) Wright Of Malden, formerly of Melrose and Dublin, Ireland, September 2nd. Beloved wife of the late William H. Wright. Mother of Catherine M. Sutton and her husband Robert of Revere, George E. Wright of Medford, Deborah A. Bristol of Virginia Beach, VA and Kimberly R. Hough and her husband William of Florida. Grandmother of Sean, William, Adam, Nicholas and his wife Katie, Robert and his wife Jessica and Julia. Sister of Seamus Dolan and his wife Shirley of Liverpool, England and the late Robert and Sadie Dolan. Cousin of Mary Andrews of Greenwich, England. She is also survived by her niece Yvonne Hart of Sutton, Ireland, as well as many other nieces and nephews. Rosanna has been a resident of Malden since 1967. She was previously a resident of Melrose and Dublin, Ireland. As a young woman in Ireland, she worked at the Cadbury Candy Factory. She was an active communicant and volunteer at Immaculate Conception Parish in Malden, serving as a Eucharistic Minister and as a CCD teacher. She was also a longtime member of the Mother's Club at the parish. After her children were grown, Rosanna worked for the Schafts Candy Factory. First and foremost she was a homemaker who was dedicated to her family. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@ advocatenews.net SPADAFORA AUTO PARTS JUNK CARS WANTED SAME DAY PICK UP 781-324-1929 Quality Used Tires Mounted & Installed Used Auto Parts & Batteries Family owned & operated since 1946 AAA Service • Lockouts Trespass Towing • Roadside Service Junk Car Removal 617-387-6877 26 Garvey St., Everett MDPU 28003 ICCMC 251976 $ $ $ $

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Page 18 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 6, 2019 WAKEFIELD | FROM PAGE 10 Shabbat celebrations begin on September 6 at 7:30 p.m. and September 7 at 9:30 a.m., with a Pot Luck Shabbat Supper on September 13 at 6:30 p.m. Tot Shabbats are held on the second Saturday morning of the month at 9:30 a.m. with music, stories and special activity themes. There are Jewish Meditation Circles on the third Friday evening of the month at 7:30 and Shabbat Walks at Breakheart Reservation on the fourth Saturday mornings at 9:30. New this year is a special “BARK MITZVAH!” – an Open House – bring your dog and come say “HELLO!” from 11 a.m. to noon. This year our popular Once a Week With the Rabbi program has expanded for children. There will be a Sunday morning class for children four to seven years old to be introduced to Jewish prayers, Hebrew and English songs, and holiday activities. For those eight to 13, there will be a 90-minute class with an innovative curriculum of Hebrew instruction, Torah study and discussion, and fun activities. For those students aged 12 and 13, a second class each week will help them prepare for their Bar and Bat Mitzvah. The Sisterhood of Temple Emmanuel will hold their Kick-off Supper on Monday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. with a delicious supper and a surprise musical performance. Rabbi’s Monthly Discussions will continue on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. This month’s topic is “Mussar: Jewish Ethical and Spiritual Development, Balancing Pride and Humility.” The end of September will usher in the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah. First on September 21 at 7:30 will be a Havdalah, social and Selichot program. Rosh Hashanah begins on September 29 at 7:30 p.m. and continues on Monday and Tuesday at 9 a.m. Services led by Rabbi Hersh will be assisted by Cantor Jonathan Tepper. Reservations for High Holiday Seats are being taken now. Details for our many Temple Emmanuel events can be found on our website: www.WakefieldTemple.org. Temple Emmanuel is a member of the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities. Questions may be sent to info@WakefieldTemple.org or call 781-245-1886. Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. BUYER1 REAL ESTATE TRANSAC TIONS SELLER1 BUYER2 Chen, Yanna Paul, James Kelley, Anthony Li, Wei H Louissaint, Fernand C Mengestu, Sophie K Zou, Qiaochun Bryan, Zoe Harris, Kevin M So, Ryan Anderson-Garrison, Steven Snowden, Janie Sharma, Neelam M Vigna, Victor J Desire-Paul, Marie A Kelley, Lara He, Suibao Louissaint, Gaetan Chen, Jiaying Horn, William A Harris, Elisabeth J So, Lai Barry, Kate Dhami, Deepak K Denis, Immacula Tierney, Heather L Madore, Benjamin L Liu, Xiaoyun Eltume, Idevert Landcaster, Donna Mulligan, Billie S Hartel, A Ernest Nancy V Brown LT Leo, Neil Jiang, Yongqing Fagundo, Pedro Singh, Avtar SELLER2 Vigna, Ruth E ADDRESS 36 Glen St 24 Judson St 173 Bainbridge St 77 Linwood St 64-66 Brentwood St 79-87 Waite St #35 18 Wiley St Toscano, Nancy A Brown, Nancy V 51 Fairlawn St 23 Tremont St 14 Rocky Nook #14 46 Circle Rd Fagundo, Melissa B Kaur, Saminder 55-57 Presley St 210 Belmont St CITY Malden Malden Malden Malden Malden Malden Malden Malden Malden Malden Malden Malden Malden DATE 20.08.2019 20.08.2019 19.08.2019 16.08.2019 16.08.2019 16.08.2019 15.08.2019 15.08.2019 15.08.2019 15.08.2019 14.08.2019 14.08.2019 14.08.2019 PRICE $860 000,00 $370 000,00 $544 000,00 $820 000,00 $609 999,00 $372 000,00 $505 000,00 $572 000,00 $300 000,00 $414 000,00 $366 500,00 $874 000,00 $420 000,00

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