School's Open! Please Drive Carefully! Vol. 32, No. 36 -FREE- www.advocatenews.net Published Every Friday Mayor welcomes Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary to tour Malden’s River Works Project developments Special to Th e Advocate M assachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Aff airs Secretary Rebecca Tepper recently toured the Malden River Works project site which has been awarded a $2.99 million grant from the state’s Municipal Vulnerability Program. Among those on hand to celebrate the grant award was Mayor Gary Christenson, State Senator Jason Lewis, members of the River Works steering committee including its chair Marcia Manong and architect Marie Law Adams and staff from the Offi ce of Strategic Planning and Community Development which is helping to administer the project. WATERWAYS | SEE PAGE 6 617-387-2200 Friday, September 8, 2023 BACK TO SCHOOL: Malden Public Schools welcome back district’s 6,000-plus students Mayor Christenson, Supt. Dr. Noriega-Murphy on hand to greet students, staff on fi rst day of school By Steve Freker T he doors swung open and the “welcome mat” was on full display as over 6,000 Malden Public Schools students embarked on another year of learning on Wednesday, August 30. The new school year offi cially got underway for all students in grades 1 through 12 that day, with the pre-K and kindergarten students beginning their school year yesterday. Malden Mayor Gary Christenson and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ligia Noriega-Murphy were on hand to greet the students on Day One and off er encouragement to all as they start the new school year. “I will tell all of you some advice that I received from this past year’s graduating seniors: Try everything!” Mayor Christenson said Wednesday mornBACK TO SCHOOL | SEE PAGE 12 Seeing is believing: EEA Secretary Rebecca Tepper, Mayor Gary Christenson and State Senator Jason Lewis and others accessed the fl oating dock and the riverbank fi rsthand. SEEING IS BELIEVING: Bus/bike lanes issue on Centre Street/Rt. 60 draws packed house to City Council meeting Tuesday Council votes down call for ballot question banning transit lanes by new group — 'Keep Malden Moving' By Steve Freker O ne of the biggest turnouts in many years packed Tuesday night's fi rst meeting of the fall season for the Malden City Council. Residents on both sides of the issue of the three-yearold installation of dedicated bus-only and bicycle lanes on Malden's most heavily-traveled roadway— Centre Street/ Rt. 60 came to either express their views, or listen to others do the same. After a perhaps record-setting public comment portion of the City Council meeting which lasted for nearly 90 minutes, the points made were quite clear: A) Many Malden residents are simply fed up and overwhelmed with the oppressive and exhausting traffi c delays being experienced by thousands of motorists all day and most of the night on the Centre Street/Rt. 60 traffi c corridor; B) There is a strong, vocal and vibrant segment of the community which is very much in favor of all dedicated bus and bicycle lanes in the city of Malden, citing overall safety and the boon to the environment which they say the transit lanes provide; C) Few, if any, of the Malden City Councillors are fans of the MBTA, in any area. "I'm not against buses and bikes... but the traffi c is outrageous and uncalled-for," was common refrain by the over a dozen residents who spoke in favor of a resolution on Tuesday night's Council docket calling for the placement of a non-binding question on the November municipal election ballot calling for the elimination of bus and bike lanes on Route 60. TWO THUMBS UP: Malden High School freshmen Ryan Bowdridge (left) and Tommy Cronin (right) seemed right at home on their fi rst day of school as members of the Class of 2027. (Advocate Photo) Public invited to celebrate a decade plus of advocacy for the Malden River The Friends of the Malden KEEP MALDEN MOVING: Close to 200 residents packed Malden City Hall Council Chamber Tuesday night. While none of the 15-plus residents who spoke in favor of retaining the bus/bike lanes on Centre/Rt. 60 dispute the traffic woes widespread on that roadway, they were adamant in their support of dedicated transit lanes. The first proposed CounROUNDUP | SEE PAGE 15 River invite you to join them on Monday, September 11, between 6:30-8:00 at 200 River’s Edge Dr. in Medford, and they CELEBRATE| SEE PAGE 2 ask you to invite your friends and network to join them for light refreshments, an insight

Page 2 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 Mystic Valley ranked 11th Special to Th e Advocate M ystic Valley Regional Charter School once again fi nds School's Open! Please Drive Carefully! itself high atop the U.S. News & World Report rankings as it’s listed as the 11th -best high school in Massachusetts in the latest ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE 1978-2023 Celebrating 45 Years in Business! NO PRICE CHANGES! Regular Unleaded $3.499 MidUnleaded $3.989 Super $4.189 Diesel Fuel $4.189 Heating Oil at the Pump $4.759 $3.64 9 DEF 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 A  A Hours. Mon.-Wed. 6AM - 6PM / Thurs. & Fri. 6AM - 7PM / Sat. 7AM / Sun. 9AM-5PM -best high school in Mass. by U.S. News & World Report edition of the magazine. 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THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 Page 3 FRESHMEN FIRST DAY: The freshmen gathered in the Jenkins Auditorium for the fi rst day of school. BACK TO SCHOOL | FROM PAGE 1 ing to the assembled Class of 2027 ninth-graders at Malden High’s Jenkins Auditorium. “Try a club, play a sport, volunteer around the school or in the community... but get involved! There are so many opportunities to help you become a part of the school and help your academic success as well.” SUPERINTENDENT SPEAKS: Superintendent Dr. Ligia Noriega-Murphy stopped at Malden High on the fi rst day of school and later made visits to the other district schools. MAYORAL GREETINGS: Mayor Gary Christenson greeted incoming ninth-graders at Malden High School. (Advocate Photos) Supt. Noriega-Murphy was also on hand at the high school opening. She also stopped by the Malden K-8 schools to greet students and staff . At the high school, the Superintendent stressed to the incoming freshmen they should look to take advantage of all the resources off ered. “You are all now in high school and on what is the most important part of your Adult Italian classes for beginners begin Sept. 14 dult Italian classes for beginners will be offered by the Appian Club of Stoneham. If you are planning to visit Italy, this course will be for you. Cost is $165 and will be conducted by Zoom and be held on Wednesday, starting on Sept. 13, for eight weeks. Please email tiff anybistocchi@gamail.com. CLASSES | SEE PAGE 5 A academic journey,” Dr. Noriega-Murphy said. “Everyone is here to help make sure you are the best student and classmate you can be. All the resources you need are here. We are so happy you are ready to go for the new school year.” The Superintendent carried her message to the fi ve Malden K-8 schools as the morning progressed and reported that all of the students and staff were excited about the start of the new school year. “We are grateful for all of the hard work and commitment shown by so many of our administrators, educators and staff who helped prepare us so well for the new school year,” said Supt. Noriega-Murphy. “We are ready to go and make sure it is the amazing year we expect for our students, families and caregivers.”                                       

Page 4 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 ‘Keep Malden Moving’ group sponsors petition drive calling for removal of bus/bicycle lanes from Rt. 60/Centre Street The following statement from Keep Malden Moving appears on the website Change.org, regarding their call to remove bus and bicycle lanes from Rt. 60/Centre Street. As of Thursday morning, there were 268 residents who had signed the petition. To: The City of Malden We, the concerned residents and commuters of Malden, Gerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657 Dan - 1972 We Sell Cigars & Accessories! Sell Cigars & Accessories! ALL MAJOR BRANDS Singles * Tins * Bundles * Boxes * Travel Humidors * Desk Top Humidors * Many Types of Lighters * Ash Trays * Juuls * Vapes * Glass Pipes * Rewards Program * CBD Infused Products * GIFTS UNDER $30 - GIFT CERTIFICATES SMOKER’S DELIGHT! 15 HANDMADE CIGARS! Four-Year-Old Tobacco * 100% Long Filler * Cellophane $43.95 STSTORE HOURS: Mon. - Sat.: 9AM - 7PM Sunday & Holidays: 9AM - 6PM R.Y.O. TOBACCO & TUBES ON SALE! WE MAKE ALL HOUSE KEYS! A.B.C. CIGAR 170 REVERE ST., REVERE (781) 289-4959 ORE HOURS: Mon. - Sat.: 9AM - 7PM Sunday & Holidays: 9AM - 6PM urge you to take immediate action to remove all bus and bike lanes from Route 60. Additionally, we request that any funds allocated for these lanes be returned to their original source. Furthermore, we demand that the city prohibits any future approval of bus or bike lanes that would result in the elimination of motor vehicle traffi c lanes or hinder parking availability. 1. Traffi c Congestion: The implementation of bus and bike lanes on Route 60 has signifi - cantly contributed to increased traffic congestion in Malden. This has resulted in longer commute times for residents and commuters passing through our city. Due to overwhelming amounts of traffi c, drivers are being pushed to secondary roads that are unable to handle the unprecedented amount of traffi c. By removing these unnecessary lanes, we can alleviate congestion and improve overall traffi c fl ow. 2. Inadequate Usage: Despite claims suggesting otherwise, data shows that these bus and bike lanes are underutilized by both cyclists and public transit riders. Current ridership is so low in Malden that the MBTA has eliminated 4 bus routes, with more on the way. The majority of commuters still rely on motor vehicles as their primary mode of transportation along this route. Our 51stOur 51st Anniversary Anniversary Chris 2023 3. Financial Burden: The allocation of funds towards implementing and maintaining these underutilized bus and bike lanes is an unnecessary fi nancial burden on taxpayers’ wallets when there are more pressing infrastructure needs within our city. By eliminating travel lanes, local restaurants that off er delivery service have seen a drop in food orders, resulting in a decline in revenue. This is hurting our local small businesses. We believe it is crucial for the City Council to prioritize the needs of all residents when making decisions regarding transportation infrastructure projects within Malden. Therefore, we respectfully request that you take immediate action: — Remove all existing bus and bike lanes from Route 60. — Return any funds allocated towards these lanes to their original source. — Prohibit any future approval of bus or bike lanes that would result in the elimination of motor vehicle traffi c lanes or hinder Keep Malden Moving has started an online petition on Change.org calling for the removal of bus and bike lanes from Centre St./Rt. 60. parking availability. By doing so, you will alleviate traffi c congestion, improve safety conditions, and ensure that the needs of all commuters are considered when planning transportation projects in our city. We trust that you will carefully consider this petition and take appropriate action to address our concerns. Together, we can create a more effi cient and inclusive transportation system for Malden. Sincerely, Malden Motorist Letter to the Malden City Council from Mayor Gary Christenson regarding Centre Street transit project Members of the Malden City Council, This memorandum is in response to the discussion in the community concerning the modifi cations that were made on Centre Street to accommodate a bus lane and bike lane. I have communicated with you in the past about the elements of the handling of this entire project that we should learn from for future projects. It is not my intent to go back and revisit that, but rather to recognize where we are at now and to communicate from my administration’s perspective what the next step is. As you recall, when the project was fi rst proposed, an important component was the upgrading of the signals that would work in concert with the lane changes. The proponents of the project have from the beginning spoken of the importance of the signal changes to support the lane modifications. After a lengthy delay, we are fi nally at the point where those changes are being fi nalized and we will be able to see the impact of these changes on the lane modifi cations and how it aff ects traffi c. I have instructed our City Engineer to engage in a traffi c study of the Centre Street corridor so that we can review the ‘before and after,’ share that with the public, and engage in transparent dialogue on what is working, what needs improvement, and in general, map out where we go from here with the benefi t of that data. I would remind everyone that whatever changes may be needed should be done in partnership with the MBTA. As a city with two stations within our boundaries, it’s important that we work collaboratively with the MBTA on this and all issues. Doing so recognizes the importance of this relationship as we continue to work with the MBTA on other unrelated but equally important matters. I respect the right of any group of citizens to request that the City Council place a question on the ballot. It’s a power aff orded to the City Council in our charter and something that only happens once a majority of the City Council agrees. Regardless of the outcome of that discussion and vote, I intend to engage both the City Council and the Traffi c Commission in reviewing the outcome as a result of what we learn from that study. Gary Christenson Mayor

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 Page 5 Middlesex Sheriff’s Office urges residents to be alert for continuing arrest scams W OBURN, Mass. — The Middlesex Sheriff ’s Offi ce is continuing to urge area residents to be alert for ongoing phone scams in which the perpetrators are posing as members of the Middlesex Sheriff ’s Offi ce (MSO). In recent weeks, numerous residents have reported receiving calls or voice messages from individuals claiming to be members of the MSO. In some cases, the callers are using the names of real MSO personnel and have — in some instances — told individuals to report to a legitimate MSO address to clear up the matters. In each case, scammers told residents there were warrants or fi nes in their name for unresolved citations, or for failing to appear for jury duty. In one instance this past weekend, a caller falsely told an individual the FBI had a warrant for their arrest. In various calls, scammers sought anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a couple of thousand dollars to clear up the matters, while some wanted the fi nes to be paid using prepaid cards. Fortunately, none of those who have recently notifi ed the Middlesex Sheriff ’s Offi ce of these scam calls reported losing any money. The Middlesex Sheriff's Office reminds residents that legitimate law enforcement will never threaten arrest over the phone, nor demand a fi ne or fee be paid using a gift card, prepaid card or cryptocurrency. These are tell-tale signs of a scam and residents who receive such calls are urged to hang up and report the calls to local authorities. Residents who receive scam calls in which individuals falsely identify themselves as MSO deputies or offi cers may contact the MSO at 978-667-1711 and ask to speak with the Inner Perimeter Security (IPS) Unit. To learn more about law enforcement arrest scams and how to protect yourself, please visit our website at www.middlesexsheriff .org/arrestscams. Black Legacy Project to perform on Sept. 26 T he Black Legacy Project will perform on September 26 at Mystic Side Opera Company (339 Pleasant St. in Malden). The touring band’s debut album, “Black Legacy Project Vol. 1,” comes out on September 22. The Black Legacy Project launched in September 2021, partnering with communities nationwide to promote transformative dialogue crossing racial and political divides. Enlightened by those conversations, the Black Legacy Project brings diverse communities together to record present-day versions of songs central to the Black American experience and to compose original, meaningful songs relevant to the profound need for change in our time. Those songs are featured on their debut album,and they will perform music from the release at the show. For its groundbreaking work, CNN honored the organization as a 2022 Champion For Change. CLASSES | FROM PAGE 3 Registration for children’s Italian classes for beginners is Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m.-12 at the Appian Club (100 A Fallon Road, Stoneham). Child must be six years or older. Classes begin on Saturday morning, starting Sept. 23. Cost is $130 for 20 weeks. Instructor for over 30 years is Sandra DiRenzo (781-3965012). Contact coordinator John Nocella for further details at 781-438-5687 or, preferably by email, at john02180@ gmail.com. Please pass info 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. Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma JOHN MACKEY & ASSOCIATES ~ Attorneys at Law ~ * PERSONAL INJURY * REAL ESTATE * FAMILY LAW * PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY * LANDLORD/TENANT DISPUTES 14 Norwood Street Everett, MA 02149 Phone: (617) 387-4900 Fax: (617) 381-1755 WWW.JMACKEYLAW.COM SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY 519 BROADWAY EVERETT, MA 02149 Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available Sabatino Insurance is proud to welcome the loyal customers of tino I sur nce is p the l yal c st ers o d t welcome PHONE: (617) 387-7466 FAX: (617) 381-9186 Visit us online at: WWW.SABATINO-INS.COM

Page 6 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 WATERWAYS | FROM PAGE 1 The Malden River Works Project site, located at 356 Commercial St., is a fi ve-acre riverfront parcel that is home to the Department of Public Works (DPW). Several years ago, the city agreed to consider the introduction of public open space along the river’s edge as part of this project. The goal is to create a climate resilient waterfront park for all on the Malden River. Mayor Gary Christenson met with Municipal Vulnerability Coordinator for the Greater Boston Region Carolyn Meklenburg and the members of the River Works 13 million dollar project at Malden’s DPW lot. The Energy and Environmental Affairs S ecr etary for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Rebecca Tepper, was greeted by Mayor Gary Christenson last week. Lawrence A. Simeone Jr. Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 Open Daily 4:00 PM Closed Sunday Starting MondayStarting Monday, September 11... September 11... We’re back to serving our ’re back to serving our Full Menu featuring all your Full Menu featuring all your favorite Italian Specialties and favorite Italian Specialties and American Classics! American Classics! Catch ALL TheCatch ALL The Live Sports Live Sports Action On Our Action On Our Large Scr Large Screeneen TV’ TV’s www.eight10barandgrille.com The group is shown on the fl oating dock — secure, but not so stable — also seeing the userunfriendly access path to the right, bringing the project to life and showing the need to renovate the area and improve the environment for the ecosystem. MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences’ Director of Community Outreach and Education Core, Kathy Vandiver, explained the ecosystem and the inhabitants — turtles, ospreys, blue herons and a host of other life forms. Also shown is the Friends of the Malden River’s Acting President, Karen Buck. This small and unsafe for public access entrance to the fl oating dock along the riverway will be renovated and made into a separate and full public walkway at the completion of the project. Project lead Marie Adams points out key changes to the area during Phase 1 of the River Works Project to Secretary Tepper and Mayor Christenson. Marcia Manong (left) talks with Secretary Rebecca Tepper as they head to the River Works entrance behind the Malden DPW, a small cutaway near the boathouse. Project lead Marie Adams points out to the group the changes as they see them fi rsthand at the riverway entrance. Massachusetts Senator Jason Lewis (third from right) joined the group.

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Page 8 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 Bike to the Moon rides planned for Sept. 17 Hosted by Bike to the Sea and Chinese Culture Connection M alden-based Bike to the Sea, the Chinese Culture Connection (CCC) and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay invite all to participate in a unique experience coming on Sunday, September 17. Get ready for a biking adventure: “Bike to the Moon.” Immerse yourself in Chinese traditions, taste moon cakes, take in the natural scenery and enjoy the ride! You can choose from two diff erent rides that have different lengths and times. Registration is required and can be done by scanning the QR Code on fl yers posted around the city or by just registering online at www.chinesecultureconnection.org or www.biketothesea.org The entire event is planned from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., though participation could be shorter or longer. Both rides start and end at 50 Holden St. in Malden. There are two exciting ride options to choose from! — Family-Friendly Ride: six         •   •   •                                          Many Malden residents are expected to take part in Sunday’s “Bike to the Moon” event (Sept. 17), which has a 10 a.m. start at the Northern Strand Community Trail at 50 Holden St. in Malden. (Courtesy Photo) mile round trip on a flat bike trail between Malden and Harmon Park (Salem Street at Walnut Street in Revere). There will be a water station at Harmon Park, as well as delicious mooncakes! There will be fun activities and goodies for kids. —Ride to the Beach: 20-mile round trip on bike trails and bike Delicious mooncakes, a popular Chinese cultural food, will be available and distributed during the “Bike to the Moon” event on Sept. 17. (Courtesy Photo) lanes, between Malden and Nahant Beach in Lynn. There will be a water station at Nahant Beach. You will have the opportunity to enjoy spectacular beach views, encounter wildlife and receive a surprise gift! For a Free Bluebike (for family-friendly ride only), please contact events@biketothesea.org. Artfully Painting Switchboxes W hat did you do on your summer vacation? In Malden, over the summer 11 local artists transformed ordinary electrical switchboxes into vibrant works of art that are brightening up the streets of Malden. You might have seen them as you walked past or drove by. They painted out                                            Artfully Painting Switchboxes doors in scorching heat and protected themselves and their artwork from raging thunderstorms — this done all with the intent to contribute to the beautifi cation of our city. Those 11 switchboxes were painted by Gurleen Anand, Maria Cortes, Naomi Kahn, Abigail Kinsel, Grace Julian Murthy, Catalina Moreno, Karen Poon, Rachel Porter, Priyanka Manicka Vasagam, Rosene Wine and Eliza Wright — with more to come in September. Creative Malden and the City of Malden entered into a partnership to paint these electrical switchboxes. Together they are working to make Malden a more colorful and artistic place, one switchbox at a time!          

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 Page 9 98th annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas & Damian — Sept. 8, 9 & 10 Wayne Newton, Stevie B & Rock & Roll Hall of Famers The Coasters headline three-day Feast Saint Anthony’s Flea Market 250 Revere St., Revere Indoor Flea Market Saturday, September 9th from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM I t’s that time of year again when East Cambridge will come alive for the 98th annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas & Damian on September 8, 9 & 10 on Warren, Cambridge and Porter Streets. The three-day fun family event features a wide variety of sweet and savory food, a beer garden, amusement rides, games, parades and music that spans four decades of dance, pop and rock. Festivities begin on Friday at 6:00 p.m., when Saints Cosmas and Damian — accompanied by members of The Saints Cosmas and Damian Society, the North End Marching Band and the faithful — process from their permanent home at 17 Porter St. in East Cambridge to the outdoor chapel overlooking the festival concourse on Warren Street. At 7:00 p.m., a special healing service with the holy relics of Saints Cosmas and Damian and led by Monsignor Anthony Spinosa (formerly from East Cambridge) from the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon will take place at the outdoor chapel. Warren Street Party Night will begin at 7:30 p.m.! The famous Stevie B will be performing at the Feast! Stevie B is one of the biggest names in pop music from the 1980s and 1990s. He ruled the charts with hit after hit, including “Party Your Body,” “In My Eyes,” “I Wanna Be the One,” “Dreamin’ of Love,” “Spring Love” and “Because I Love You (The Postman Song).” In addition, Club Classic DJ Ricky (formerly of STAR 93.7 FM) will keep the night going and make sure everyone is dancing in the streets! On Saturday, the festivities begin at 1:00 p.m. as the savory aromas of pizza, fried dough, Italian sausages, peppers, zeppoli and much more permeate the air around Cambridge, Porter, and Warren Streets, along with continuous entertainment, including crooner Gian Faraone from New York City and New England’s internationally acclaimed vocal duo, P2. At 6:30 p.m. Saints Cosmas and Damian accompanied by members of the Society, the North End Marching Band, the award-winning Everett High School Marching Band and the faithful will process from the saints’ permanent home at 17 Porter St. to the outdoor chapel. Beginning at 8:00 p.m., Mr. Las Vegas will be coming to East Cambridge! The legendary Wayne Newton will be performing on Warren Street! Wayne Newton is a world renowned and record-setting performer and actor. No other name or person is so defi ning, representative or synonymous with Las Vegas and the entertainment capital of the world than Wayne Newton. Come and hear his iconic signature song, “Danke Schoen,” in addition to countless other top hits — “Daddy, Don’t You Walk So Fast,” “Red Roses for a Blue Lady,” “At This Moment,” “The Letter,” “Summer Wind” and “Years”! The grand fi nale of the Feast on Sunday begins at 10:30 a.m. with a Mass in honor of the Healing Saints Cosmas and Damian on the Warren Street Stage. At 1:30 p.m. the grand procession with the Saints — accompanied by the North End Marching Band and St. Alfi o’s Marching Band — winds through the streets of East Cambridge and Somerville. Join us from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for a New England Patriots Street Party and watch the game on our big screen. Prizes and tickets will be given away as well. Come watch the game with us! Local favorites Stephen Savio and Sea Breeze as well as Smokin’ Joe and his band will entertain throughout the day as the food and fun fl ow through the streets. The parade arrives back on Warren Street at 7:00 p.m. for a welcome back confetti celebration followed by a live performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Coasters (“Yakety Yak,” “Charlie Brown,” “Love Potion No. 9,” “Poison Ivy”). Parking is available in Twin City Plaza next to the feast all weekend. For Feast and vendor information, call 617-407-1256 or visit www.cosmas-and-damian.org. See you at the Feast! ~ Admission Only .50 Cents ~ FREE COFFEE AND TEA NEW DEALERS WELCOME For info, call Lynda: (781) 910-8615 Watch for our October and December dates Need a hall for your special event? The Schiavo Club, located at 71 Tileston Street, Everett is available for your Birthdays, Anniversaries, Sweet 16 parties and more? Call Dennis at (857) 249-7882 for details.

Page 10 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 Third Annual NE Muslim Festival Celebrates Cultural Diversity, Unity Mayor Christenson Awards Citation to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate By Tara Vocino M ore than 5,000 people attended Sunday’s Third Annual New England Muslim Festival along Pearl Street. Mayor Gary Christenson awarded Tawakkol Karman, a 2011 Nobel Prize laureate from Yemen, and Senator Ed Markey visited tables from different Muslim countries, including Yemen, Egypt and Morocco. Everett residents, shown from left to right: Mahiya Begum, Khadiza Nishat, Inshirah Fnu, Hajra Aybun and Nadia Begum, who are from Bangladesh, were inside the photo booth. Children represented all cultures. Giving the peace sign are the 2011 Nobel Prize laureate from Yemen — Tawakkol Karman — and Mayor Gary Christenson (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino). Mayor Gary Christenson with event organizers/ trustees Hamid Bouroteb and Abdulwahab Koshafa (far left) During Sunday’s third annual New England Muslim Festival along Pearl Street, Tawakkol Karman, the 2011 Nobel Prize laureate from Yemen, was given a Citation of recognition from the City of Malden by Mayor Gary Christenson. Also pictured here are Ward 2 Councillor Paul Condon and U.S. Senator Ed Markey. Tarik Krestalica, who is from Bosnia, was on drums. Nobel Prize laureate from Yemen Tawakkol Karman, Helen Ji Li with her children, Lily Li-Nagy, 8, and Emily Li-Nagy, 3, Ward 2 Councillor Paul Condon, Mayor Gary Christenson, U.S. Senator Ed Markey and Police Chief Glenn Cronin Comedian Omar Regan provided the laughs. Mina Zhad and Ghizlane Bousseta are pictured with diff erent items from Morocco. Natives of Yemen and offi cials, shown from left to right: Sara Arman, U.S. Senator Ed Markey, Sadia Fadil, Maha Saeed, Malaak Saeed, Mayor Gary Christenson and Maisa Saeed. Performer Khalil Ismail is internationally recognized. Police Chief Glenn Cronin with Ward 2 Councillor Paul Condon Afi fa Elehehab, Mina Zhad, Gizlane Bousseta and U.S. Senator Ed Markey Natives of Egypt and offi cials, shown from left to right: Shreefa AbdelAzim, Maha Hassan, Asmaa L. Razzaz, U.S. Senator Ed Markey, Mayor Gary Christenson, Marwa Qamar and Yousef Mohamed.

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 Page 11 Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO MASSTERLIST — Join more than 22,000 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, who start their weekday morning with MASSterList—the popular newsletter that chronicles news and informed analysis about what’s going on up on Beacon Hill, in Massachusetts politics, policy, media and influence. The stories are drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications selected by widely acclaimed and highly experienced writers Keith Regan and Matt Murphy who introduce each article in their own clever and inimitable way. MASSterlist will be e-mailed to you FREE every Monday through Friday morning and will give you a leg up on what’s happening in the blood sport of Bay State politics. For more information and to get your free subscription, go to: https://lp.constantcontactpages. com/su/aPTLucK THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports on the percentage of times local representatives voted with their party’s leadership in the 2023 session through September 1. The votes of the 2023 membership of 133 Democrats were compared to House Speaker Ron Mariano (D-Quincy). The votes of the 2023 membership of 24 Republicans were compared with those of GOP House Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading). Beacon Hill Roll Call uses 32 votes from the 2023 House session as the basis for this report. This includes all roll calls that were not quorum calls or votes on local issues. Rep. Susannah Whipps (U-Athol) is unenrolled and not affi liated with either the Republican or Democratic party. We based her voting record on how many times she voted diff erently than Democratic House Speaker Ron Mariano. THE DEMOCRATS: A total of 127 (95.5 percent) of the 133 Democrats voted the same as Mariano 100 percent of the time. There were only six Democratic representatives who voted differently than Mariano on any roll calls. The representative who voted the most times diff erently than Mariano was Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven (D-Somerville) who voted diff erently three times. The other fi ve representatives who voted diff erently than Mariano were Reps. Russell Holmes (D-Boston), Mike Connolly (D-Cambridge) and Colleen Garry (D-Dracut) who each voted diff erently twice; and Danillo Sena (D-Acton) and Jeff Turco (D-Winthrop) who voted diff erently once. THE REPUBLICANS: Twenty-one (87.5 percent) of the 24 GOP members voted the same as Jones 100 percent of the time. There were only three Republican representatives who voted diff erently than Jones on any roll calls. The representatives who voted diff erently than Jones were Reps. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) and Nicholas Boldyga (R-Southwick) who each voted diff erently than Jones two times; and David DeCoste (R-Norwell) who voted diff erently than Jones once. REPRESENTATIVES’ SUPPORT OF THEIR PARTY’S LEADERSHIP IN 2023 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1 The percentage next to the representative’s name represents the percentage of times the representative supported his or her party’s leadership so far in 2023. The number in parentheses represents the number of times the representative opposed his or her party’s leadership. Some representatives voted on all 32 roll call votes. Others missed one or more roll calls. The percentage for each representative is calculated based on the number of roll calls on which he or she voted. Rep. Paul Donato 100 percent (0) Rep. Steven Ultrino 100 percent (0) ALSO UP ON BEACON HILL GOV. HEALEY ACTIVATES NATIONAL GUARD FOR SHELTERS — Gov. Maura Healey issued an order activating up to 250 National Guard members to provide basic services at emergency shelter hotels across the state that do not currently have a contracted service provider. “Massachusetts is in a state of emergency, and we need all hands-on deck to meet this moment and ensure families have access to safe shelter and basic services,” said Healey. “We’re grateful to the brave men and women of the National Guard for stepping up to help us ensure that every family in emergency shelter has their needs met, including access to food, transportation, medical care and education. While we work to implement a more permanent staffi ng solution, the National Guard will provide an effi cient and eff ective means of delivering these services and keeping everybody safe.” “The National Guard should be sent to the southern border and Gov. Healey should be going down there with them to see firsthand the failure President Biden has created,” responded Paul Craney, spokesman for Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance. “Why should Massachusetts taxpayers be expected to continue to shoulder this burden when the president and governor continue to ignore the underlying problem for political gain? This current approach is unsustainable and if Gov. Healey wants to help Massachusetts residents, she needs to confront President Biden fi rst.” LIMIT FEE FOR CASHING CHECKS (H 344) — Awaiting further action by the House is a bill that would set a cap on the fees check-cashing stores and outlets are allowed to charge. The bill was given initial approval by the House on July 26 and is now in the Bills in Third Reading Committee. The maximum charge would be 5 percent of the value of a personal check or $5, whichever is greater, plus a $1 service charge; 2.5 percent of a government check plus a $1 service charge; 2.25 percent of a payroll check plus a $1 service charge; and 3 percent of all other checks including traveler’s check, cashier’s check and certifi ed check plus a $1 service charge. Supporters say that of the 34 states that regulate check cashing, Massachusetts is one of eight that do not regulate the fees that may be charged. They argue these check-cashing "stores" are often located in low-income neighborhoods and take advantage of vulnerable residents. They note the bill would provide greater consumer protections for individuals who are “unbanked” — folks who don’t have a checking, savings or money market account or who are “underbanked” --- folks may have a bank account, but also rely regularly on alternative financial services outside of the mainstream banking system. Lower-income households, less educated households, Black households, Hispanic households, working-age households with a disability and single-mother households are most vulnerable to being unbanked or underbanked. “It’s great to see that my colleagues in the Legislature are supportive of it moving forward,” says sponsor Rep. Kay Khan (D-Newton). “The bill will regulate the amount of money consumers can be charged to cash a check, which is particularly benefi cial for many who do not have bank accounts but are working hard to support their families.” RIGHTS OF UTILITY RATEPAYERS (S 2152) — The Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy will hold a hearing on September 20 on legislation that would establish ratepayer rights including requiring utility companies to provide ratepayers with a choice of the type of utility meters to be installed and operated on their places of residence or business, the ability to retain and operate an electromechanical analog meter on an ongoing basis at no cost; and the right to replace a wireless meter with a non-transmitting electromechanical meter at no cost. “Today in Massachusetts, utilities have sweeping authority to make decisions about what power transmission equipment goes on Bay Staters’ homes and businesses without any input or recourse from occupants and ratepayers,” says sponsor Sen. Mike Moore (D-Millbury). “The passage of this bill would give residents a greater voice in utilities’ operations, allowing them to choose the type of meter they want installed. More consumer choice is a good thing for everyone.” GREEN BANK (H 3805) — Another bill scheduled for a hearing on September 20 by the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee would create a state Green Bank that would invest in green businesses, promote research in clean tech and contribute toward an equitable energy transition by advancing workforce training in clean energy. “We introduced this bill prior to Gov. Healey announcing the Massachusetts Community Climate Bank, which is the nation's fi rst green bank dedicated to affordable housing,” said sponsor Rep. Dylan Fernandes (D-Falmouth). “These complementary eff orts underscore the multi-faceted approach needed to secure a sustainable future.” QUOTABLE QUOTES "We are at a pivotal moment for transportation on Cape Cod. By revitalizing Cape commuter rail, we can expand access and opportunity for the Cape and Island residents and unlock new avenues for connectivity through the region. Cape and Islanders deserve fast, reliable transit that connects our region and workforce with the rest of the commonwealth.” ---Rep. Dylan Fernandes (D-Falmouth) on his newly fi led bill that directs the MBTA to establish commuter rail service between Buzzards Bay and Boston within one year. “As we work to address the climate crisis, we have an opportunity to right historical wrongs. 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Page 12 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 The Bridge Recovery Center’s Overdose Awareness Vigil Event O Special to Th e Advocate n Thursday, August 31, the world honored those lost to substance use disorder as International Overdose Awareness Day events took place in countries around the world. Locally, in Malden, The Bridge Recovery Center, with support from their parent organization Malden Overcoming Addiction (MOA) and from the City of Malden, held a vigil and walk that paid tribute to those who lost their lives. The walk also honored and celebrated those in recovery. The clear message of the night was one of hope, not despair. The evening started at The Bridge Recovery Center in Malden with emcee and MOA Vice President Dana Brown welcoming Malden Mayor Gary Christenson, then there were words of encouragement from The Bridge Director Tim Perry. Scheduled speakers Kenny and Chris then got up and told their heartfelt stories of loss of siblings, while also highlighting their recovery journey. City of Malden Addiction Recovery Resource Specialist/MOA Board President Paul Hammersley spoke emotionally about his journey and the weight of the collective losses of others on all of us. He then invited others to come forward for testimony. First Andrea and later Tim spoke of their pain and tragedy with the loss of a brother in one case, a brother, niece and best friend in another case. Andrea Tracey sang an inspirational and emotional rendition of Amazing Grace before the gathering marched to Malden’s City Hall, escorted by Malden Police. Once at City Hall, Nazarene Church Pastor and Warming Center Director Gerry Whetstone gave his own testimony of loss and then closed with prayer. Andrea Tracy sang “How Great Thou Art” before the large crowd gathered under the Bridge across Pleasant Street, which was illuminated in purple, the color used internationally to symbolize the event. The Bridge Recovery Center is located at 239 Commercial St. in Malden and runs programming seven days a week in support of those in recovery. For more information contact Director Tim Perry at tperry@maldenovercomingaddiction.org. The Bridge is operated by Malden Overcoming Addiction, Inc. through a grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For more information about MOA and other local recovery programming in Malden, contact Paul Hammersley at 781-838-2203. Linda Cochran, Jacquelyn Driscoll Bell and Kenny Gumes getting ready for the event. Mayor Gary Christenson addresses the crowd. Director of The Bridge Recovery Center Tim Perry refl ects in the moment. MOA Vice President Dana Brown emcees the event. The Bridge Recovery Center Director Tim Perry says a few words. Lisa Hammersley with Andrea Tracey Julie Wilcox Turner signs a loved one’s name to the remembrance chair. Kenneth Gumes speaks his story. President of MOA Paul Hammersley remembers those lost to addiction. Chris shares part of his journey. Andrea shares a bit of her story. Andrea Tracey sings “Amazing Grace.” The Remembrance Chair Duran MacArthur embraced Linda Cochran before the vigil started. Bella Hammersley with Dana Brown. Everyone gathered for a photo outside of The Bridge Recovery Center.

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 Page 13 The 50+ Job Seekers Program continues at the Malden Public Library T The Bridge Recovery Center worker Sandra Wood greets Ward 8 Councillor Jadeane Sica with a fl ower on her way into the event. Paul Bell, Jacquelyn Driscoll Bell, Averi Bell, Sandra Wood and Kenny Gumes at The Bridge Recovery Center. he Malden Public Library (MPL) is continuing to off er the 50+ Job Seekers Program. This is a free service and anyone 55 years or older is welcome to join any or all the sessions. All classes are held on Zoom. Anyone interested who doesn’t have a computer or isn’t familiar with Zoom is welcome to come to the library and borrow a Chromebook during the sessions. Library staff will make sure anyone interested in participating can do so. The morning sessions are from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and meet on the first & third Wednesdays. The evening sessions are from 6-8 p.m. and meet on the second & fourth Wednesdays. Session topics include: self-assessment and transferrable skills, creating your “career story” pitch, LinkedIn profi les, resumes, networking and creating a marketing plan. The MPL is excited to continMayor Gary Christenson leads the way on the walk from The Bridge Recovery Center to City Hall. ue offering this program and encourages anyone interested to attend. Call the MPL with questions at 781-324-0218; ask for Marita. Morning Schedule: September 20, 9:30 a.m. – Create a LinkedIn Profi le & Personal Branding October 4, 9:30 a.m. – Resumes: the Basics October 18, 9:30 a.m. – Resumes: Beyond the Basics November 1, 9:30 a.m. – Thinking Outside the Box (Panel Discussion) November 15, 9:30 a.m. – Interview Strategies & Preparation December 6, 9:30 a.m. – Networking 2.0 December 20, 9:30 a.m. – Creating a Marketing Plan & Brief Afternoon Schedule: September 13, 6 p.m. – Artifi - cial Intelligence, Applications & Cover Letters September 27, 6 p.m. – Create a LinkedIn Profi le & Personal Branding October 11, 6 p.m. – Resumes: the Basics October 25, 6 p.m. – Resumes: Beyond the Basics November 8, 6 p.m. – Thinking Outside the Box (Panel Discussion) November 29, 6 p.m. – Interview Strategies & Preparation December 13, 6 p.m. – Networking 2.0 December 20, 6 p.m. – Creating a Marketing Plan & Brief Important Schedule Note for Evening Meetings Due to Thanksgiving, we’re hosting a meeting on Wednesday, November 29 (fi fth Wednesday), instead of on Wednesday, November 22 (the fourth Wednesday). Due to Christmas, we’re hosting a meeting on Wednesday, December 20 (the third Wednesday), instead of on Wednesday, December 27 (the fourth Wednesday). December 20 will be a double-header with both a morning and evening meeting! Andrea Tracey sings “How Great Thou Art” to end the ceremony outside of City Hall. All are gathered under the bridge at City Hall, which was illuminated purple in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day! 50 + Job Seekers

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THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 Page 15 ROUNDUP | FROM PAGE 1 cil Order read: 307-23 Order: That the following non-binding question be included on the November 7, 2023 Municipal Election ballot, subject to review, edit and approval of the City Clerk and City Solicitor. Should the City of Malden remove all bus and bike lanes from Route 60, return any funds required, and prohibit any future bus lanes or bike lanes from being approved that would cause an elimination of motor vehicle traffi c lanes or inhibit parking in the city?" The second, related, proposed Order read: 308-23 Order: That the following non-binding question be included on the November 7, 2023 Municipal Election ballot, subject to review, edit and approval of the City Clerk and City Solicitor. Should the City of Malden remove and prohibit any future bike lanes, which create traffi c lanes that are bumped out at any point after the beginning or end of any street?" The impetus for the ballot question request came from a new activist group recently formed in Malden called "Keep Malden Moving". In a statement on the website Change.org, which sponsors petition drives, which Keep Malden is pursuing, they made the following statement: We (Keep Malden Moving) respectfully request that you take immediate action: - Remove all existing bus and bike lanes from Route 60. - Return any funds allocated towards these lanes to their original source. - Prohibit any future approval of bus or bike lanes that would result in the elimination of motor vehicle traffic lanes or hinder parking availability. "By doing so, you will alleviate traffi c congestion, improve safety conditions, and ensure that the needs of all commuters are considered when planning transportation projects in our city." Before taking a vote on the matter, all of the Councillors agreed that the promised re-signalization of the traffic lights at all of the intersections where the painted bus and bicycle lanes exist — which never happened— was the main reason for the massive traffi c congestion. "The lights are the key— that has not been addressed and now we have a disaster," Ward 1 Councillor Peg Crowe. Ward 8 Councillor Jadeane Sica, who was listed as a sponsor of the two ballot question resolutions — which she stressed as a courtesy to Malden residents who asked for her assistance in placing it on the Council agenda — noted that it would be possible to come with alternative solutions to the overall issue. "Why do we have to have these lanes open 24-7? Is it not possible to have a limit on the hours to relieve traffi c congestion? We have to look at everything. We have to address this," Councillor Sica added. In a memorandum to the Council, Mayor Gary Christenson specifi cally referred to progress being made in the re-signalization on the Route 60/Centre Street corridor and plans for a formal traffi c study to be undertaken both before and after the traffi c signal changes. The vote on adding the ballot question failed by an 8-3 vote, with Councillors Sica, Craig Spadafora (at large) and Barbara Murphy (Ward 5) voting in favor and Councillors Peg Crowe (Ward 1), Paul Condon (Ward 2), Amanda Linehan (Ward 3), Ryan O'Malley (Ward 4), Stephen Winslow (Ward 6), Chris Simonelli (Ward 7), Karen Colon Hayes (at large) and Carey McDonald (at large) voting against. Middlesex Sheriff’s Office staff distributes backpacks to children of incarcerated individuals B ILLERICA, Mass. — With school starting across the county, members of the Middlesex Sheriff ’s Offi ce staff recently distributed nearly 40 backpacks to children and younger siblings of individuals incarcerated at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction. On Saturday, August 18, leaders of the MSO Family Support Services Unit and Education Department spent the day meeting with families as they picked up backpacks fi lled with supplies and chose from a wide array of age-appropriate books. The backpacks, supplies and books were generously donated by Concord Prison Outreach, which works with the offi ce on a number of initiatives. In addition, The Discovery Museum in Acton donated family passes. Pictured from left to right: M iddlese x C oun ty Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian, Family Resource and Outreach Coordinator Lili Bonilla and Dir e c t or of Education Lisa Aubin hold three of the backpacks that were distributed on Saturday, August 18. (Photo courtesy of the Middlesex Sheriff ’s Offi ce.)

Page 16 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 Malden residents to participate in Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai Walk Hero Norma-Rose Termé-Smith will join thousands in the iconic fundraising walk for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to support all forms of cancer research and care F ourteen residents from Malden will participate in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai on Sunday, October 1. Walk Hero Norma-Rose Termé-Smith, Katelyn Belmonte, Carolann Gabriella, Martin Gabriella, Sydney Schwager, Michael Bryant, Judi Downey, Leanne McAuliff e, James Riccardi, Janis Moriarty, Caitlin Resendes, Brendan Moriarty, Hui Huang and Yue Zheng — along with thousands of other walkers — will participate in the iconic annual event that will unite the community to raise funds SPECIAL POWERS OF APPOINTMENTS IN DEEDS E state planning attorneys use special powers of appointments in order to reserve in the Grantor the limited power to change who will ultimately receive the real estate and under what conditions. A Massachusetts Appeals court in 2017 approved such a reserved special power of appointment in the case of Skye v. Hession, 91 Mass. App. Ct. 423. This case has not been appealed to the Mass SJC. The court held that the reserved power in the deed itself (and the later exercise of that power) were valid. The grantor (owner of the real estate) wanted to protect the real estate in the event nursing home care was needed. However, she also wanted to preserve the right to change who would ultimately receive the real estate upon her death. She exercised the special power of appointment contained in the deed via her Last Will and Testament. Once her Will was submitted to the Probate Court for allowance, one of the individuals whose interest was reduced fi led an objection to the Will attempting to declare it null and void. The court stated that since the grantor had reserved a life estate in the deed, the individuals receiving an interest in the real estate at that point in time did not have a “present possessory interest”, but rather had a “remainder interest”. The interest of those individuals at that point in time was circumscribed by the grantor’s reserved special power of appointment. In eff ect, those individuals had originally received a “fee simple defeasible” interest. In a nutshell, the Appeals Court stated that the grantor could actually deed the property to one or more people, reserve a life estate in the deed itself, and still reserve the right to change who would ultimately receive the real estate, and, in what percentages. Once the five-year look back period has been met, the grantor will not have to include the real estate as a countable asset for MassHealth eligibility purposes. Why is this so? The reason is that the grantor did not reserve a general power of appointment. The grantor herself cannot receive the real estate back. The grantor cannot “appoint” the property to herself, her creditors, or the creditors of her estate. The reserved special power of appointment, even without a reserved life estate in the deed itself, also allows for a “step-up in cost basis” upon the grantor’s death. This means that the fair market value of the real estate on the date of the grantor’s death becomes the new cost basis going forward. Therefore, future capital gains may be greatly reduced or eliminated altogether. A reserved life estate by itself, under the current tax law, will accomplish the same step-up. As it stands now, the case is important to elder law attorneys as such a reserved special power of appointment in a deed will not jeopardize MassHealth eligibility. to support all forms of adult and pediatric care and cancer research at the nation’s premier cancer center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Jimmy Fund Walk has raised more than $167 million for Dana-Farber in its 34-year history, raising a record-breaking more than $8.8 million in 2022. Norma-Rose Termé-Smith, 10, will participate as a Walk Hero for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Heroes are matched with Jimmy Fund Walk teams to give participants an opportunity to connect with patients. Norma-Rose was diagnosed with pineoblastoma. Norma-Rose walks on her match team, Team Defeet Cancer. “I like playing games at the Jimmy Fund Clinic and playing ‘Norma-Rose Rules’ while waiting for my appointments,” Norma-Rose describes. “Throughout the past 34 years, the Jimmy Fund Walk has continuously supported life-saving research and cancer care at Dana-Farber. The 2023 Walk will be held during the Jimmy Fund’s 75th anniversary year and will aim to raise $9 million in the eff ort to prevent, treat, and defy cancer,” said Jimmy Fund Walk Director Zack Blackburn. “This year also marks the 35th annual Jimmy Fund Walk. We are eager to get out on the course and see all our outstanding walkers and teams come together to support this great cause.” The Jimmy Fund Walk is the only organized walk permitted on the famed Boston Marathon® course, and participants have the fl exibility to choose from four distance options: 5K walk (from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Longwood Medical Campus), 10K walk (from Newton), Half Marathon walk (from Wellesley) and Marathon walk (from Hopkinton). Whatever route walkers choose, they will be treated to 10 refueling stations as well as poster-sized photographs of patients — Jimmy Fund Walk Heroes — displayed at each mile and half-mile marker as inspiration. All four routes of the Jimmy Fund Walk will culminate at the Jimmy Fund Walk Finish Line Powered by Schneider Electric. Due to construction in Copley Square, the Jimmy Fund Walk Finish Line location has been moved to the Fenway neighborhood for 2023. Walkers should know that distances might be slightly shorter, as they fi nish the walk in front of Fenway Park. The fi nish line will include a celebration complete with food, music and a speaking program. If walkers wish to participate a bit closer to home, the Jimmy Fund Walk has fl exible opportunities. Participants can also join the event virtually by “walking their way” from wherever they are most comfortable: in their neighborhood, on a favorite hiking trail or on a treadmill at home. Materials to support Virtual Walkers are available. To register to walk or volunteer at the Jimmy Fund Walk (#JimmyFundWalk) or to support a walker, visit www.JimmyFundWalk.org or call 866531-9255. Registrants can enter the promo code NEWS for $5 off the registration fee. All registered walkers will receive a Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk Hero Norma-Rose TerméSmith bib, a medal and a Jimmy Fund Walk T-shirt. About the Jimmy Fund: The anniversary in Jimmy Fund, which is celebrating its 75th 2023, is comprised of community-based fundraising events and other programs that, solely and directly, benefi t Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s lifesaving mission to provide compassionate patient care and groundbreaking cancer research for children and adults. The Jimmy Fund is an offi cial charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass Challenge and the Variety Children’s Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @TheJimmyFund. Law Offices of JOSEPH D. 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THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 Page 17 NICO’S THE ONE! Revere’s Morgira scores lone goal in 1-0 win over host Malden in season opener Defense rules as Patriots Goalkeepers Garcia, Espinosa combine for shutout over GBL rival Tornados By Steve Freker T his one surely looked like it was headed for a double-zero fi nish, with both teams unable to break the scoring seal in the fi rst game of the season on Tuesday. Then the visiting Patriots of Revere High struck. Revere junior Nico Morgira spun free to the right of the Malden net with just under fi ve minutes to play and booted a shot past the diving Malden goalkeeper and into the net for what turned out to be the lone goal of the entire afternoon. Morgira’s heroics held up, as Revere held on for a hardearned, 1-0 victory over host Malden at Pine Banks Park in the season and Greater Boston League (GBL) opener for both teams. Revere (1-0, 1-0 GBL) was right back in action on Thursday, hosting GBL power Somerville at Revere High at 4:15 p.m. in another early season test, after Advocate press deadline. Next week Head Coach Manny Lopes’ team stays on the league trail, playing GBLer Lynn Classical on the road at 7:15 p.m. at Manning Field in Lynn on Monday evening and then staying on the road Thursday, Sept. 14 for another game at Manning (3:45 p.m.) versus Lynn English. Malden hosted the Lynn English Bulldogs at Pine Banks Park yesterday at 4:15 p.m., after Advocate press deadline. Next week, Malden head coach Jeremiah Smith’s Tornados stay on the road against two top GBL DEAN DOES THE JOB: Malden senior goalkeeper Nathan Dean played strong in the net for the Golden Tornados on Tuesday with many solid saves. NICO’S THE ONE: Nicolas “Nico” Morgira scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win for Revere High over host Malden on Tuesday afternoon at Pine Banks Park. (Advocate Photos) rivals: at Everett on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 4:15 p.m. and then at Somerville on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 4:15 p.m. On Tuesday, Malden and Revere battled each other and the sweltering heat, with both team’s goalkeepers — Revere junior Juan Garcia and Malden senior Nathan Dean — both pitching shutouts in the first half. Malden also got strong play throughout the game from senior midfi elder and captain Donny Wright, sophomore midfi elder Sandesh Ohmire, junior midfielder Henry Rodriquez Filho and senior midfi elder Ali Zoulgami. “Overall we played a solid, team game and we stayed right with them,” Malden Head Coach Jeremiah Smith — coaching his 20th consecutive season opener — told The Advocate. “We had LEADING THE WAY: Revere senior captain JP Chavarria was one of the standouts for the Patriots in Tuesday’s win. CONTROLLING THE DRIBBLE: Revere High defender Kenan Batic (4) keeps control in the Patriots’ end. just the one breakdown near the end and in a game like this, it cost us.” Revere got strong play from both Garcia in net in the fi rst half as well as from junior Daniel Espinosa, who played goalkeeper for the entire second half and also threw a zero at Malden. The two juniors split the game and combined for nine saves. Revere also got some strong play from captains Bryan Medina, a junior, senior JV Chavarria, sophomore Kenan Batic, who was rock-solid defensively, and freshman Emmanuel Lopera. BREAKING IT DOWN: Coach Manny Lopes breaks it down for the Revere High players at halftime of Tuesday’s 1-0 Patriots win. POSTGAME POWWOW: Malden High Head Coach Jeremiah Smith talked to the Golden Tornados following Tuesday’s season opener versus Revere. SPLIT DECISION: Revere junior goaltenders Juan Garcia (right), in the first half, and Daniel Espinosa (left), in the second half, combined for a shutout in net in a 1-0 win over Malden on Tuesday. SOLID BOOT: Malden High senior captain Donny Wright, a fouryear varsity player, played a solid overall game in Tuesday’s opener. THE PATRIOT WAY: Celebrating the season-opening win on Tuesday were, pictured from left to right, Revere High’s Luis Silva (6), Kenan Batic (4), captain JP Chavarria (18), Eric DeCarvalho (8), Kaue Alves (7) and junior captain Bryan Medina (8, in front).

Page 18 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 ~ Malden Musings ~ “Saluting Malden Veterans” By Peter Levine I was a senior at Malden High when the news hit. President Gerald Ford issued the orders — out of Vietnam! We all breathed a sigh of relief as locals picked up the Malden Evening News on April 29, 1975; “All Americans Out of Vietnam; Saigon Falling Without Fight.” A ceasefi re was called. Although the draft stopped in January of 1973, the confl ict raged on. The agreement meant no more Maldonians/Americans would be killed or wounded (emotionally or physically) in this senseless “confl ict,” half a world away. The Malden Evening News was an invaluable source of information in 1975 Malden. Publisher and Editor-in Chief David Brickman (whom I have mentioned in the past) was a well-respected newsman not only in the Greater Boston area but across the country. He brought integrity, honesty and news that you could trust into our homes; think Walter Cronkite of Malden. The news of the ceasefi re received extensive coverage in this edition of the Malden Evening News. Leading off on the front page was this vital Malden time capsule; I am reprinting it for historical purposes and have asked current City of Malden Veterans’ Services Officer (VSO) Kevin Jarvis (who was in the Marines in 1974) for a helping hand. As always, he was right there for me. For that, I thank you, sir: “In Malden: Agony of War Lingers for Many.” “Fourteen years of United States participation in a frustrating war in Southeast Asia ended today but for many in this community, the agony of that futile struggle will linger on forever. “Frustration, regret, pain, bitterness and sorrow. “These are the feelings of local residents who fought with the U.S. military forces in Vietnam. These, too, are the feelings of the families of those whose loved ones gave their lives for South Vietnam. “James M. Fee of 185 Main St., a totally disabled veteran, suffered wounds all over his body when he was hit by Communist gunfi re outside of Da Nang. “‘I was a victim of circumstances, along with hundreds of thousands of other guys that went over there,’ Fee said this morning, as Red troops launched a massive assault on Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam. “‘No matter how bad a time,’ he and hundreds of others had in Vietnam, ‘we thought we were fighting for something that was worthwhile, only because the system told us it was worthwhile.’ “‘Thirteen friends of mine from Malden were killed in Vietnam, I saw friends of mine get their legs blown off ...these are things that will be in your head for the rest of your life, and the whole thing winds up not even worth it’ Fee said. “Fee feels that if the United States ‘went there to fi ght a war, we should have fought a war and pushed the Viet Cong right back to Hanoi.’ He said the military was prevented from mounting a full-scale war eff ort, and ‘part of the blame has to be put on the politicians.’ “Fee, a fi ve-year Marine veteran, served one-half year in Vietnam before being severely wounded outside of Da Nang, which is now in Communist hands. ‘It’s hard to believe today,’ said Fee, ‘but I left Da Nang itself, it was as safe as Malden is.’ “‘The whole thing...it’s just very hard to believe,’ said Fee, who is deputy director of Veteran’s Services for the City of Malden. Family Left “‘Since the day he was killed, I’ve never been the same,’ said Mrs. Angela Sestito, of 346 Medford St., whose son, 1st Lt Anthony Sestito, was killed June 5, 1969. “‘I get sick when I hear on the news that Communists have now taken over territory where my son fought,’ she said. ‘I have photos of him on places like Bien Hoa, Da Nang and the demilitarized zone. To think that their army lost those places in less than three weeks is tragic. When I see Vietnam news on the television, Anthony’s death hits me again and I have to turn away.’ “‘We never belonged there,’ Mrs. Sestito added, her voice fi lled with anger. “Mrs. Darlene Sullivan, of 870 Salem St., sister of Samuel J. Rumson, Jr., who was killed in action March 8, 1968, termed America’s long involvement in Southeast Asia as ‘a waste, a total waste.’ “‘All our boys who were killed died for nothing,’ Mrs. Sullivan said. ‘I’m defi nitely opposed to sending our troops into another war like that at any time.’ 25, 1968, at Phu Yen, Vietnam. He studied at Harvard University and was a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts, where he received his master’s. He was assigned to the Advance Team 22, HQ and MACV Advisors and was the recipient of the Silver Star for Heroism. He married Janice Lee Bradford, who had just graduated from the Malden Hospital School of Nursing; they had an 18-month-old daughter, Loren. As Peter Falk’s iconic TV charForestdale Cemetery — fi nal resting spot of Raymond A. Gignac “Mrs. Winifred Gignac, of 1428 Salem St., mother of Raymond Gignac, who was killed June 19, 1968, said that she hasn’t ‘kept up’ on the latest news from Vietnam ‘because it just makes me angry and discouraged.’ “‘It’s a hopeless situation, there’s nothing anybody can do,’ she said. “Domenic Marcellino, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent A. Marcellino, 34 Dwyer Circle., Medford who served four months in Vietnam before losing three limbs in combat, today commented that the situation ‘was a farce from the beginning,’ but added that he was ‘shocked’ by the recent developments. “‘The whole thing is a huge waste,’ the veteran said, ‘the government pulled the wool over the American people’s eyes. It wasn’t the domino theory; it was big business that got us into the war. It cost 50,000 American lives and billions of dollars, and the Vietnamese own the place anyway,’ he said.” My notes: As stated in the article, 1st LT Anthony J. Sestito of the U.S. Army was KIA on June 5, 1969, in Vietnam at age 26. He was assigned to the Advance Team 42 with the U.S. Military Assistance Command Advisors attached to the 82 Airborne Division as a military advisor, directing a team of South Vietnamese troops when he was killed in Binh Dinh, Vietnam. He died the same day as PFC Kevin Crowe and their bodies were sent home together. They are buried next to each other in Forest Dale cemetery. Anthony has a Memorial Square dedicated to him across the street from the old Forgione's Market on Medford Street. PFC Crowe has a Memorial Stone at the corner of Russell and Whitman where he grew up. PFC Samuel J. Rumson was KIA in Vietnam on March 8, 1968, age 19. He was assigned to A Company, 32nd Artillery Battalion 1st Logistical Command when he was hit by sniper fi re at Phu Yen, Vietnam. His family had just published a poem in the Malden Evening News that he had written in Vietnam when they were notified, three days later, that he was killed. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery. There is a Memorial Square dedicated to Sam across the street from “Steve’s Corner” near Salem and Broadway. MSGT Raymond A. Gignac — U.S. Army — (actually) died of a heart attack in Vietnam on January 19, 1968, at age 45, serving in his third war, having previously served in World War II and Korea. He is buried near the pond in Forest Dale Cemetery. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in Korea. He had already retired after 22 years in the Army and reenlisted to fi ght in Vietnam. VSO Jarvis’ cousin Captain Thomas Morris of Malden — U.S. Army — was KIA on June acter Columbo would say, “Just one more thing, sir” — sunshine and blue skies brought happy, smiling pilgrims out of hibernation by the thousands for the 93rd Annual San Rock Festa. Fine weather will do that. A spectacular weekend of music and food made folks forget the daily grind for a brief moment in time. The homemade Italian food brought back memories of Sunday family dinners of yesteryear: a time in life when you’d stroll down Pearl on Sunday morning and smell the bread baking at Pearl Bakery; when you’d walk by any house on Malden Street or Thacher or Oakland and breathe in the Sunday gravy simmering on the stove — the meatballs, eggplant and chicken cutlets frying — and know instinctively whose mom was cooking which feast. The friends and family lining the street all weekend long brought back these memories “lost to the sands of time” — recaptured for this brief moment — on this brief weekend. Truly a spectacular weekend. Postscript 1: Ghosts of Saint Rocco Feast past — memories trapped in time; on Sunday afternoon I swear I could see Gloria Disano, Joe Teta, Eleanor & Frank Molinari, Dommy DiSario, Richie Cremone, Jimmy Palermo, Tony & Joan Pisaturo, Pat Chiachi, Phil Longo, Laura & Jimmy Damiano, John & Mary Gamby and Donna & Hank Pitts dancing the tarantella as Steve Savio and Sea Breeze played on. Postscript 2: Stay tuned in the coming weeks for additional San Rock Feast ramblings and meanderings directly through the tired, old eyes of an original Devir Dawg and 56-year San Rock veteran... —Peter is a longtime Malden resident and a regular contributor to The Malden Advocate. He can be reached at PeteL39@ aol.com for comments, compliments or criticisms.

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 ~ Letter to the Editor ~ Page 19 Malden Needs Safer Streets for All, Not Speedways D ear Editor, We write in response to correct false information regarding bus and bicycle lane policy in the August 24, 2023 article attributed to Tara Vocino that states that we “allowed the MBTA to bring its terrible policies to Malden”. First of all, as former Councillor (Neil) Kinnon well knows, two City Councillors cannot enact city policies, only a majority of the City Council can. The Traffi c Commission or the Mayor can also do so. In fact, fi rst the Mayor in October 2016 signed and then the City Council in 2018 led by Councillor (Peg) Crowe voted 8—0 to approve the City’s “Complete Streets Policy”. That policy specifi cally states that: “The City of Malden recognizes that the users of various modes of transportation, including, but not limited to, pedestrians, cyclists, transit and school bus riders, motorists, delivery and service personnel, freight haulers, and emergency responders are legitimate users of roadways and deserve safe accessibility. ‘All Users’ includes users of all ages, abilities, and income levels.” The Policy further states that “Complete Streets design recommendations shall be incorporated into all publicly and privately funded projects” The Mayor and Councillor Crowe led a “Complete Streets Task Force” in 2017 that held community meetings and ranked projects based on four criteria including safety and public input. Three of the top five ranked projects were on Centre Street, with safety being a key concern. Second, a majority of the City Council approved the installation of the Centre Street bus lanes with conditions. In 2020, the MBTA independently conducted a study of the bus routes most delayed by traffi c congestion and proposed to implement bus lanes and traffi c signal improvements along ten roads in six communities including Centre Street in Malden, and major streets in Revere, Lynn, Somerville, Boston and Brookline. The MBTA approached Malden to support a $1 million grant to implement a pilot project along Centre Street at no cost to the City. City and MBTA staff in late 2021 and early 2022 at the behest of the City Council undertook an intense due diligence review of the proposal, including a review of pre-COVID traffi c data and various iterations of the design that incorporated a new turn lane at Canal Street at Councillor Crowe’s request. After that review the City Council voted to approve the project with the condition that the traffi c signal improvements occur fi rst. Unfortunately, Malden’s traffic signals along Centre Street date back decades, akin to “rotary phone” technology. Mr. Kinnon served for years on the City Council and his leadership helped contribute to under investment in roads, particularly Centre Street. Former Councillor Kinnon led the eff ort that diverted money raised from the new buildings in Downtown Malden that could have best been invested in improving those signals along Centre Street. The MBTA could not readily implement the traffi c signal improvements due to the age of traffi c signal control equipment and delays in obtaining and installing the new control equipment are a key reason congestion remains. The article incorrectly states that the project creates safety issues. Malden High students and crossing guards had been asking for safety improvements at Centre and Ferry before 2020. The Centre Street project improves safety by significantly reducing speeds approaching Holden and Ferry Street near Malden High and Cheverus. The typical speed near Malden High and Cheverus has been reduced from 35 MPH to 25 MPH consistent with speeds on the rest of Route 60. The Centre Street project improves safety of motorists who drive and residents who cross Centre Street. Crash rates along Centre Street have been reduced 22% since the inception of the project when compared to a comparable pre-COVID period (from 77 crashes in January 2018 to June 2019 to 60 crashes from January 2022 to June 2023). The recent article falsely claims that bus and bike lane projects will contribute crashes elsewhere. In fact, the Centre Project has not done so. During those same periods, crashes citywide did not change, falling less than 1% (MA DOT Crash Portal Data). Mr. Kinnon’s concerns about projects diverting traffic into neighborhoods is almost laughable considering residents of side streets near his current place of business, the Mystic Valley Charter School, face a steady stream of cars rushing to school drop off and clogging nearby streets at pick-up. Apparently MVRCS feels ensuring safety for its students warrants delaying traffi c in Maplewood with multiple crosswalks often served by multiple crossing guards paid for by the taxpayers of Malden. All Malden students deserve the level of the safety provided to MVRCS students. Meanwhile MVRCS plans to add to congestion delays with its “expand and cram” plans to add more out-of-town students without any consideration of expanding outside Malden. We do understand that the Centre Street Project has not met the expectations we and other fellow Councillors set when this pilot was undertaken. To keep Malden moving and to keep our streets safe for all, we need to continue to pursue policies that focus on mobility and safety for all. Rather than going backward to the 1970’s, we think the best thing to do is understand what we can do better and pursue the tens of millions in funding that can take Malden major roads into the 21st Century. Signed, Stephen Winslow, Ward 6 City Councillor / Former Councillor at Large Ryan O’Malley, Ward 4 Councillor References: Malden Complete Streets Policy and Taskforce: https://www.cityofmalden. org/284/Complete-Streets-Taskforce MBTA Bus Projects: https://www.in telligenttransport.com/transport-news/126389/mbta-bus-projects/ Malden ‘s Major Roads Will Continue to Crumble If We Focus on Speedways Rather Than Safe Streets For All T he City of Malden has for over 80 years relied on state and federal funds to pay for construction of our major roadways. Broadway / Route 99 received state funds in the 1950’s, the City created the Centre Street stretch of Route 60 with Federal Urban Renewal Funds in the 1970’s and the Eastern Avenue section of Route 60 was re-built in the 1990’s when MWRA installed a new water line and was restriped as a two-lane road to improve safety. Costs to reconstruct our major roads approaches or exceeds $10 million dollars a mile, well beyond the $1.5 million the City receives each year from the state now and also beyond the additional $3 to $5 million in local taxes the City dedicates to our streets. With 108 miles of road, the City must continue to seek state and federal funds to rebuild our major roads. Malden’s major roads were designed in the heyday of highway construction that funded road projects that tore down homes and businesses in Malden and other urban communities with the thought that wider and faster roads could keep ahead of increasing congestion. Federal and state transportation programs focus on moving people and goods, rather than simply motor vehicles. The City will not be eligible to apply or receive federal or state funds to upgrade our major roads and traffi c signals unless projects comply with current design guidelines that consider and accommodate all forms of transportation including transit and bicycling. As communities such as Lynn, Everett and Revere receive tens of millions of new federal funds to re-build their major roads in urban communities, Malden will lose out if it clings to a 1970’s approach to transportation. Railroads, trolleys and walking created the underlying network of transportation that continues to serve many Maldonians today. A substantial portion of Maldonians, 40%, do not rely on autos as their main form of transportation. The bus stop by Stop and Shop serves many Maldonians and shoppers going to Asian food store on Broadway and Commercial Street want bus stops too. Federal “Commute to Work data cited in the article under report walking and bicycling since they only report on the longest leg of a commute and do not report on shopping or school trips. A 2018 study for the Oak Grove Station showed that 22% of the commuters using Oak Grove station walk and 10% bike, federal surveys report those as transit trips. With the cost of buying autos going further out of reach, use of e-bikes and e-scooters has increased so Malden needs to build streets that provide more safe options. The creation of the popular Northern Strand Trail and bike cages at both Oak Grove and Malden show that given safe places to ride, more Maldonians will choose bicycling. We do understand that the Centre Street Project has not met the expectations we and other fellow Councillors set when this pilot was undertaken. To keep Malden moving and to keep our streets safe for all, we need to continue to pursue policies designs that focus on mobility and safety for all. Rather than going backward and let our roads from the 1970’s crumble, we think the best thing to do is understand what we can do better and pursue the tens of millions in funding that can take Malden major roads into the 21st Century. Stephen Winslow, Ward 6 City Councillor / Former Councillor at Large Ryan O’Malley, Ward 4 Councillor Fundraiser benefiting ‘Walk for MS’ planned at Pine Banks Saturday T he Charity Games will be played at Pine Banks Park on Saturday, September 9, organized by the Medina Family to benefi t the Annual “Walk for MS.” All proceeds from the Walk for MS benefi t research to help fi nd a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS). The Medina Family takes part in the walk every year, and this event will benefi t Millie Medina’s donation link. Her son, Christian Medina Jr., will be playing in this event. All players will be wearing orange shirts (the support color for MS fundraising). The minimum donation for players will be $20.00. The games will be played on the newly renovated softball fi eld at Pine Banks Park. The following are the times of the games, which are open to all ages: first game: noon -1:15 p.m. (roster open: 19-20 players); second game: 1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (roster open, 1920 players); third game: 3:305:00 p.m. (roster open: 17-20 players).

Page 20 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 by Jim Miller How Seniors Can Save on Prescription Drug Costs Dear Savvy Senior, I take several medications for multiple health conditions and the prices keep going up, even with my Medicare prescription drug insurance. Can you recommend any tips that can help cut my costs? Tapped Out Tina Dear Tina, The high cost of prescription drugs is an ongoing problem that stings everyone, but it usually aff ects seniors more because they have a greater need for medications and because Medicare doesn’t cover all their drug costs. While the Infl ation Reduction Act, that was signed into law last year, will help seniors save on their medications by negotiating lower drug prices and caping out-of-pocket spending at $2,000, it will be a few years before the law is fully enacted. In the meantime, here are some diff erent strategies that can help reduce your costs so you can aff ord what you need. Talk to your doctor: A good fi rst step is to review your medications once a year with your doctor to fi nd out if any of them can be stopped or reduced. If you’re taking any brand-name drugs check to see if they are available in a cheaper generic form. Also, for any drugs you’re taking long-term ask your doctor for a cheaper three or six-month prescription, versus a one month. And fi nd out if any of the pills you’re taking can be cut in half. Pill splitting allows you to get two months’ worth of medicine for the price of one. If you do this, you’ll need to get a prescription for twice the dosage you need. Review your insurance: Carefully review your drug coverage during the open enrollment period, which runs Oct. 15 — Dec. 7 for Medicare benefi ciaries. Make sure all your regular medications are covered in the plan’s formulary; that your current pharmacy is in the plan’s network; and that your plan covers additional medication coverage in the gap. To shop and compare Medicare prescription drug plans go to Medicare.gov/plan-compare. Pay cash: Not using insurance for prescriptions seems counterintuitive, but in some cases, it may save you money. For example, many chain pharmacies and big-box stores like Walmart and Costco have their own prescription savings programs that may be lower than your insurance copayment. Or you can use coupons through GoodRx.com or RxSaver.com that can save you up to 80 percent off the list price of generic and some brand-name drugs in certain pharmacies. Shop online: You can also save on regularly used medications by having them sent to you from a mail-order pharmacy. Check with your health insurer or regular pharmacy to see whether it will get you a better deal. If not, check online pharmacies like CostPlusDrugs.com or HoneybeeHealth. com. With these, you may spend less in some cases than you might with insurance. Buy from Canada: Because prescription drugs are often much cheaper north of the border, many Americans have chosen this option for years. While this is technically illegal in most states, the Food and Drug Administration generally does not stop people from doing it. If you want to explore this option use PharmacyChecker.com, an online tool that will help you identify reputable Canadian and international online pharmacies. Get more help: If your income is limited, you may also be able to get help through Medicare’s Extra Help program (Medicare.gov/basics/costs/help/drug-costs), your state pharmaceutical assistance program (Medicare.gov/plan-compare/#/pharmaceutical-assistance-program/states) or patient assistance programs (Medicare.gov/pharmaceutical-assistance-program). Visit each website to see if you’re eligible and to apply. 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. Upcoming Welcoming Week at Malden Public Library (Sept. 8-17) J oin us at the Malden Public Library for Welcoming Week on September 8-17, 2023. Celebrated in communities around the globe, Welcoming Week is an annual campaign that connects neighbors of all backgrounds through community-informed activities and events. Welcoming Week provides communities the opportunity to pub- LEGAL NOTICE - City of Malden Massachusetts Board of Appeal 215 Pleasant Street Malden, Massachusetts 02148 Telephone 781-397-7000 x2103 MALDEN BOARD OF APPEAL PUBLIC HEARING The Malden Board of Appeal will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 6:30 pm at Malden City Hall, 215 Pleasant St, Room #106 Herbert L Jackson Council Chambers, Malden, MA on Petition 23-007 by 100 Maplewood Street LLC seeking variances under Code of the City of Malden as amended – Title 12 Section 12.20.010         Retail Sale and Services and Section 12.20.030 (E) General Loading Requirements – number of Bays or Areas Required per Plans CMID-028536-2019 at the property known as and numbered 888 Eastern Ave. Malden, MA formerly known as 100 Maplewood St., Malden, MA and also known by City Assessor’s Parcel ID #127-433-302 Additional information, Petition & plans available for public review in the Office of Inspectional Services, 215 Pleasant         www.cityofmalden.org or https:/elsie Alenandre/maldenma-energovweb.tylerhost. net/apps/SelfService#/home Nathaniel Cramer, Chair September 1, 8, 2023 ~ Legal Notice ~ PUBLIC NOTICE                                                                                                                                             https://www.cityofmalden.org/873/HUD-Reports-and-Notices                                                      at apratt@cityofmalden.org                      apratt@cityofmalden.org                                                                apratt@cityofmalden.org                               Welcome Week licly proclaim welcoming values, foster a mutual understanding between immigrants and non-immigrants and build a deeper sense of belonging for all. Throughout Welcoming Week we will provide information about local community organizations: resources for English classes, immigration & citizenship information, food & housing information and more. We will also have some craft kits available. This year we will have a special event on Saturday, September 16, from 10:0011:00 a.m. — “Coff ee, Cookies, and Conversation.” Meet your neighbors in a relaxed environment for a cup of coff ee and great conversation! And don’t miss our Movie Night on Wednesday, September 20, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. We will be showing a recent and excellent South Korean film titled “Past Lives,” which features the immigrant experience and outstanding performances by Greta Lee and Teo Yoo. All events are cosponsored by The Friends of the Malden Public Library. Malden Public Library welcomes you!

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 Page 21 Malden Senior Center art students enjoy ‘Field Trip’ to view Malden Sketch Group exhibit at 350 Main St. Annual exhibition may be viewed through Sept. 30 By Steve Freker A group of local art students who are participating in a program coordinated at the Malden Senior Center took a “fi eld trip” to the Art Gallery at Commerce Place — located in the lobby and entry fl oor of 350 Main St. in Malden Square — this week. There they viewed a wonderful exhibition of artwork created by members of the Malden Sketch Group. Local artist Fred Seager, a member of the Malden Sketch Group, met with the Malden seniors and talked about art and its many facets. The Malden Sketch Group is a vibrant group of local artists who have been plying their craft for nearly 30 years in this community. The local artist group, which is focused on life drawing — the drawing of people — has been based in a basement meeting place at Commerce Place, where the exhibition is being held, courtesy of the building’s owner, Preotle, Lane & Associates. The Malden Sketch Group has been alive in Malden for nearly 30 years, originating in 1995, through the efforts of founders Nunzio Luca, Coffee, Cookies & Conversation at the Malden Public Library T he Malden Public Library and The Friends of the Malden Public Library are sponsoring a Welcoming Week event on Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 10:0011:00 a.m., called “Coffee, Cookies & Conversation.” Welcoming Week is a global campaign that connects neighbors of all backgrounds in their communities. At the Malden Public Library, we celebrate the values that unite us as immigrants, refugees and non-immigrants. 1. On Sept. 8, 1903, the Quarry Workers’ International Union of North America was granted a charter by the American Federation of Labor; in what state was that union headquartered? 2. What singer was nicknamed the Empress of the Blues? 3. On Sept. 9, 1754, William Bligh was born, who commanded what ship during a mutiny? ART ENTHUSIASTS: Malden Senior Center art class students check out some of the artwork from the Malden Sketch Group exhibition. an artist and former longtime Malden High School Art Department educator, and local artist Fred Seager. Seager remains active with the Malden Sketch Group today and was on hand this week to meet with the members of the Malden Senior Center group, and he spoke to them about art and sketch drawing and answered questions Several of the seniors who attended the fi eld trip called it “fun and inspirational” as well as “time well spent.” Malden Senior Center attendees included Carmen Arnone, Joyce Huang, Qing Kai Kong, Susanne Levong, Ann Luo, Carol Nania and Kathy Nolan. Information for this story was provided by Mary Ann Seager, longtime Malden High School art educator (Retired). 4. How many sides does an octagon have? 5. What is the offi cial state beverage of most U.S. states: cranberry juice, lemonade or milk? 6. What author fi rst used a typewriter, saying, “It piles an awful stack of words on one page. It don’t muss things or scatter ink blots around. Of course, it saves paper”? 7. On Sept. 10, 2000, what musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber closed after over 7,000 performances on Broadway? 8. What sports event went from Bilbao, Spain to ChampsÉlysées, Paris? 9. At the 2023 World Athletics Championships, in what sport did an Australian and a United States player agree to share a gold medal? 10. Where in England is the 1972 bestseller “Watership Down” — about a group of rabbits — set? 11. On Sept. 11, 2008, there was a major fi re in the Channel Tunnel; what is the tunnel’s nickname? 12. What country has the smallest population: Dominica, Monaco or Vatican City? 13. In what English book would you fi nd a pig called Old Major, who teaches the animals the song “Beasts of England”? 14. On Sept. 12, 1959, what western TV show premiered that was the fi rst regularly scheduled TV show in color? 15. What is The Rockettes’ best-known venue? 16. In the Book of Genesis, what was Lot’s wife’s name? 17. On Sept. 13, 1911, what mandolin player — known as the father of bluegrass music — was born? 18. Next year what city will be hosting the summer Olympics for the third time? A VISIT TO THE GALLERY: This group of Malden Senior Center art class students visited the Malden Sketch Group’s exhibition on a “fi eld trip” at Commerce Place (350 Main St. in Malden) recently. (Courtesy/Maryann Seager Photos) 19. The last recorded person to die from smallpox was in what year: 1931, 1952 or 1978? 20. On Sept. 14, 1960, OPEC was founded; what does OPEC stand for? ANSWERS GATHERING AT THE GALLERY: Art class students from the Malden Senior Center enjoyed their visit to the gallery at 350 Main St. this week. 1. Vermont (Barre) 2. Bessie Smith 3. HMS Bounty 4. 12. Vatican City (a city-state surrounded by Rome) Eight 5. Milk 6. Mark Twain 7. “Cats” 8. The 2003 Tour de France bicycle race 9. Women’s pole vault 10. Southern England’s Downs (hills) 11. Chunnel 13. “Animal Farm” by George Orwell 14. “Bonanza” 15. Radio City Music Hall in NYC 16 She does not have a name. 17. Bill Monroe 18. Paris 19. 1978 20. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

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THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 8, 2023 Page 23 BHRC | FROM PAGE 11 ing their eff orts in mitigating the impacts of climate change. We are proud to be a part of this signifi cant fi rst step of welcoming the Tribe back to their homeland.” ---Gov. Maura Healy announcing $31.5 million in grants for climate resilience implementation and planning across Massachusetts including two tribes that are receiving funding for the fi rst time since eligibility was expanded by the Legislature in 2022. “Massachusetts is moving in the wrong direction on tax policy compared to other states. At least ten states reduced their personal income tax rate on January 1, 2023, including three that switched to a flat income tax, while Massachusetts was the only state to increase income taxes. Moreover, no less than fi ve states reduced their corporate income tax rate in 2023. Competitive tax policies are a pillar for other states that are aggressively campaigning to attract businesses and talent, while Massachusetts is falling behind.” ---Statement from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Society of CPAs urging the Legislature and the governor to act on a tax relief package which is still tied up in a conference committee that is trying to hammer out a compromise version since the House and Senate approved diff erent version of the measure. “Our fundamental charge in public service is ensuring that our services and opportunities reach everyone, and that starts with affirming and supporting constituents of all identities. Boston must continue to work to dismantle the historic inequities and injustices that persist. This update to Boston marriage licenses is a huge step in building a city that is truly inclusive, and I’m excited to see how these critical changes for accessibility at City Hall serve Bostonians.” ---Boston Mayor Michelle Wu on the city updating its marriage licenses by no longer requiring sex or gender identifi cation on the licenses. 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 fi led. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible latenight 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 28-September 1, the House met for a total of ten minutes while the Senate met for a total of 33 minutes. Mon. August 28 House 11:01 a.m. to 11:06 a.m. Senate 11:10 a.m. to 11:14 a.m. Tues. August 29 No House session No Senate session Wed. August 30 No House session No Senate session Thurs. August 31 House 11:01 a.m. to 11:06 a.m. Senate 11:20 a.m. to 11:49 a.m. Fri. Sept. 1 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall. com Bob founded Beacon Hill Roll Call in 1975 and was inducted into the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) Hall of Fame in 2019. 38 Main St. Saugus (781) 558-1091 20 Railroad Ave. Rockport (978)-999-5408 mangorealtyteam.com Saugus - tOWNHOUSE FOR RENT 14 Norwood St. Everett (781)-558-1091 Saugus 34 EUSTIS ST. SAUGUS Sun, Sept 10 12-2pm You will be stunned the very moment you enter into this townhouse. This spacious townhouse has a kitchen that has been tastefully renovated with the past 5 years and impeccably maintained since. The large eat in kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, granite countertops. The open concept floor plan is perfect for entertaining. 2 assigned parking with ample visitor parking are just a few more perks to mention. Easy and low maintenance living. 2 cats ok. No Smoking, This will not last. Great credit score and references required $2,900. CALL/TEXT Sue 617-877-4553 Commercial Rental ROCKLAND If your dreaming of starting your own business, this space is for you. This professional office or retail space is located on busy Union Street right outside of Rockland Center. Space has two front entrances and one rear exit. There are two rest rooms. Additional storage space in the basement! Multiple parking spaces in the rear of the building. Tenant pays their own electricity and heating costs. Exterior maintenance (snow plowing and landscaping) is shared with adjoining tenant. High traffic and strong visibility location close to the areas major highways. Flexible terms for start-up business. Parking for these two units will be out back or on side of building, not in front, and there is plenty! Large basement for storage included in lease. Other uses are permitted with special permit. Lessee to conduct due diligence with Rockland building department $1,750. CALL/TEXT Peter 781-820-5690 Commercial The market is starting to shift and many property owners are seeking to find out what their property is worth, and put their homes on the market while it's Saugus Ctr location! Are you ready to move into this newly remodeled 5 bedroom Colonial. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. From your kitchen window you will view the historic Victorian spires of the Saugus Town Hall. From your first-floor main bedroom you will see historic recently restored Round Hill Park. Outside of your front door you will find easy access to the Northern Strand rail trail, the MBTA bus, and local businesses. Stainless steel appliances, a farmers sink and granite counter tops glisten under recessed first floor lighting. State of the art programable heat pump provides energy efficient yearround temperature control. All new bathrooms with first floor laundry hookup. New plumbing, wiring, and newly recent vinyl clad windows. Spacious basement, with storage. Fully electrified 10' x 20' custom built shed. $779,000 CALL/TEXT Peter 781-820-5690 Business Opportunity LYNN MANGO Realty is offering a great opportunity to acquire a long established active restaurant/bar with common victualer/all alcohol license in a prime down town Lynn location. The owner of this business is retiring after 29 years of success at this location. Loyal customer base. Kitchen facilities updated. Two rest rooms. Seats 92/ Plenty of offstreet parking. Documented revenue for both food, liquor and lottery allows you to have a quick return on your investment. Favorable lease terms for this corner location. $200,000. ense in a pr ense in a owner of owner parking. Documented r ottery allows yo ot ttery allows yo a allows yo dated. dated. Tw ted. Tw ted. Tw ted. Tw owner of this busines dated. Two rest rooms. Sea parking. Documented re at this location. Loy dated. Tw cation. Lo ion dated. Two ated. Two ted. Two ted. Two ted. Two ed. Two ented re tion. Loya tion. Loya ion. Loy ation. Loya ation. Loya ation. Loyal tion. Loyal ion. Loya ion. Loya ya ion. Loyal ion. Loyal n. Loyal ness is retii ness s s ss n. Loyal custome i n. Loyal customer s. Sea MOVE RIGHT IN..This Spectacular sun-filled home with exceptional flow. Details matter & this lovely home is brimming with great potential and character. Walk into a screened in porch & read your favorite book or just have your favorite drink w/ a friend or family member. The kitchen leads and flows into the living & dining room that offers gleaming hardwood floors & a full bath on the first floor. The second floor has 3 generous bedrooms that have hardwood floors with an additional new full bath. The roof is approximately 2 years old. The Driveway can park 3-4 cars tandem, Easy access to public transportation, 20 minutes from Boston, close to shopping malls & restaurants. Saugus is an energetic town featuring new schools, low property tax rate. Something this sweet will not last. $599,000. CALL/TEXT Sue 617-877-4553 Condo for Rent W. PEABODY You will be stunned the very moment you enter into this condo. This spacious unit is like new and has been tastefully renovated with the past 5 years and impeccably maintained since. The large eat in kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, granite countertops. The open concept floor plan is perfect for entertaining Assigned garage space and ample visitor parking are just a few more perks to mention. Easy and low maintenance living. this is true value and convenience at its best. This fantastic W Peabody location is ideal for commuters boasting access to Rte 1 and I 95 and is just minutes away from the North Shore Mall. Condo has a function room, a beautiful pool, tennis courts and more. No Pets, No Smoking, This will not last. fers st fers stainless s ct for entertaining Assigned gara or parking are just a few w maintenan ect for entertaining Assigned gara a rs stainless untertops. The open con ntertops. The open con n Studio Condo, 1 Bed/bath. Currently vacant. Condo must sell as owner occupied, per condo rules. FHA approved. This condo is a professionally managed unit, with a pool, dog park, gazebo, and parking. H/P accessible via elevator. Restaurants and bus route nearby within walking distance..... $235,000. ath. ath ndo is a professionally m t, with a pool, dog p d, d, per condo rule do is aoisa d t k g. d, per condo rul do is a piis a prdo is a do is a pr do is a p o is a pr sapr do is a proisapr o is a pro is a pro ol, dog p mus do , with a pool, dog p king. H/P ondo rule ndo rul do rule do r e do rule ndo rules. ndo rules ndo rules do rules do rules. ndo rules. F do rules. F o rules. F must sell as owner ndo rul must sell as w r o rules. FHA ap onally m Condo for Sale LYNN favorable. Would you like to learn the benefits of Mango Realty “Coming Soon” and “Concierge Programs”? Reach out now! Call/Text Sue 617-877-4553 Your Hometown News Delivered! 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OPEN CONCEPT, 3 LEVELS, 4 BEDS, 6 BATHS, TOP OF THE LINE MATERIALS AND FINISHES, HOME THEATER, WORK-OUT ROOM AND SO MUCH MORE! LYNNFIELD CALL DANIELLE 978-987-9535 LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED AGENTS WHO WANT A NO HASSLE, NO NONSENSE OFFICE. WE ARE LOOKING FOR AGENTS WHO WANT TO MAKE A DECENT PAY WITHOUT PAYING HIGH FEES. ARE YOU A GO GETTER? PERHAPS FOR SALE FOR SALECOMMERCIAL SPACE GREAT BUSINESS OR DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY. SAL'S DRY CLEANERS. BUYERS TO PERFORM DUE DILIGENCE REGARDING ZONING/USAGE. EVERETT $999,900 CALL ANTHONY 857-246-1305 BI-LINGUAL? WILLING TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND? CALL US TODAY! KEITH 781-389-0791 UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONTRACT FOR SALE- CHARMING 4 BED, 2 BATH CAPE WITH GREAT SPACE AND FLOW. UPDATED KITCHEN WITH GRANITE, 2 BEDS AND A BATH DOWN AND 2 BEDS AND A BATH UP. EXERCISE ROOM IN BASEMENT. GREAT LOCATION AND YARD. LYNNFIELD $649,999 CALL JUSTIN 978-815-2610 SOLD UNDER CONTRACT YOUNG ONE BEDROOM IN GOOD CONDITION IN A DESIRABLE PARK WITH 2 PARKING SPOTS. SOLD AS IS. SUBJECT TO PROBATE DANVERS $119,900 CALL ERIC 781-223-0289 UNDER CONTRACT FOR SALE- TOP FLOOR 2 BED, 1.5 BATH UNIT WITH SPACIOUS KITCHEN AND NEW APPLIANCES. LARGE DINING AND LIVING ROOMS WITH CROWN MOLDING. MAIN BEDROOM HAD DOUBLE CLOSETS AND A HALF BATH. NEWER VINYL PLANK FLOORING THROUGH OUT. CONDO FEE INCLUDES HEAT AND HOT WATER. SMALL PETS ALLOWED. ADDITIONAL STORAGE & 2 DEEDED PARKING. AMESBURY $299,900 BRANDI 617-462-5886 LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL? CALL ERIC ROSEN 781-223-0289 FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS FOR SALE-RARE FIND! BRAND NEW HOME FEATURING 3 BEDS, 3 BATHS, QUALITY CONSTRUCTION THROUGHOUT. FLEXIBLE FLOOR PLAN. OPEN CONCEPT, CATHEDRAL CEILINGS, SS APPLIANCES, LARGE ISLAND, SLIDER TO DECK. MAIN BED HAS 2 CUSTOM CLOSETS AND EN SUITE. FINISHED WALK OUT LL OPEN FOR FUTURE EXPANSION. SAUGUS $859,900 CALL DEBBIE: 617-678-9710 FOR SALE-6 BED, 3 BATH COLONIAL. FIREPLACE LIVING ROOM. LARGE BEDROOMS UP-STAIRS, NEEDS SOME TLC. 2 CAR GARAGE LARGE 5 ACRE LOT. 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