Maldden alld a Vol. 32, No. 37 den AADD -FREESpecial to Th e Advocate M alden resident Karen Buck, who serves as the volunteer president of the nonprofit organization Friends of the Malden River (FoMR), was recently recognized as a 2023 Commonwealth Heroine. She School's Open! Please Drive Carefully! CTE OCAT AT www.advocatenews.net Maldonian Karen Buck recognized as a 2023 Commonwealth Heroine Published Every Friday 617-387-2200 Standing on the bank of the Malden River, Malden resident Karen Buck, shown with Sen. Jason Lewis who nominated Buck, was named 2023 Commonwealth Heroine recently. was nominated for this honor by State Senator Jason Lewis. Each year Commonwealth Heroines are recognized in a special ceremony at the Massachusetts State House. The initiative is run by the Massachusetts CommisHEROINE | SEE PAGE 8 Special to Th e Advocate O n Saturday, September 30, the May-plewood Festival will return to Maplewood Square from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The festival will feature a variety of live music, art and fun activities. The Maplewood restaurants will off er options for Latin-American, Caribbean and Chinese food as well as aff ordable food lunch specials for pizza and burgers. The live music lineup will include the band Slide Slip, Carlos Parada and friends, and Rusty Scott. Side Slip is a Malden-based band and has performed all over the Boston area. Rusty Scott is a jazz organist who has played with some of the bigE Friday, September 15, 2023 Rescheduled May-plewood Festival returns to Maplewood Square on Sept. 30 On Sept. 30, the May-plwood Festival (shown in a photo taken from last year) will bring in the fun in Maplewood Square once again. gest names in jazz, including Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz. Carlos Parada is a Latin percussionist who has performed with artists such as Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. There will be a variety of art vendors and children’s activities. The art vendors will FESTIVAL | SEE PAGE 7 ‘Back to School Fest’ throws out the ‘Welcome Back!’ mat for Malden Public Schools students and families First-time event is a big success, draws over 1,000; hosted by Malden High Classes of 2024 & 2025, plus the City of Malden By Steve Freker I SQUIRT CITY: Malden students jockeyed for position at the “Squirt Races” game, using water from squirt guns to push their vessels along the track – one of the many interactive games on-site at the fi rst-ever “Back to School Fest” – which was held as a districtwide, citywide event at Malden High School. t has become a quite common recipe for success in our city, when it comes to event planning and those who are seeking to raise funds for a worthy cause. It goes something like this: Some of our young people get together with adult mentors and come up with a great WELCOME | SEE PAGE 10

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THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 15, 2023 Page 3 ~ Malden Musings ~ “Meet Forestdale Principal Adam Weldai” By Peter Levine F rom the “A” to the “D” to the “A” to the “M”! His name is Adam (said in my best LL Cool J voice)! You most likely know him as the newly minted principal at the Forestdale School. I know him as a wicked good kid and a very much valued member of the Malden community. He’s Adam Weldai and we are not. Congratulations, by the ing him with my grandparents when I was younger, we had a lot of VHS tapes!) 4. What’s one song to play to put yourself in a good mood? Anything by Sean Kingston – it’s really the beat that gets me. 5. What is the one piece of advice that most changed your life? This is going to seem silly because it’s not really advice, but I loved the TV series “The Office,” and in the series finale, with me – and reminded me to appreciate every day, every experience and not take things for granted. 6. What one piece of advice would you give your younger self? Don’t forget the expression “man plans, God laughs” – what will be, will be – just enjoy the time! 7. What’s the one thing that keeps you motivated? That I know there’s always something new to learn – no matter how comfortable and secure you feel about anything, there’s always something new to learn, or another perspective to try to empathize with and understand. 8. What’s the one thing you MUSINGS | SEE PAGE 16 On Tuesday, November 7th GRAND OPENING SPECIAL! GO TO REVERESELFSTORAGE.COM TO RESERVE ONLINE OR SCAN QR CODE Adam Weldai pinned gelt to the Saint Rocco statue during the 93rd Annual San Rock Festa. way, my friend, on the new gig! About time they recognized you for your many contributions (the ones we know about, and the ones we don’t) to the city you/I/ we all love so much. For newcomers to our fair city, let me introduce to you, the man we’ve known for all these years (that would make a great lyric!), Mr. Adam Weldai: 1. What one thing would people be surprised to learn about you? My superlative in the Malden High School yearbook was “Most seen in the halls.” I think it’s much funnier now, because since then I have spent most of my life in classrooms and schools! 2. Where would you most like to buy a one-way ticket to? Washington D.C.! It’s such an awesome place, and my best friends from college and their two amazing kids live down there. 3. What person, alive or dead, would you like to eat dinner with? Victor Borge! I would hope there would be a piano in the room, too. (I loved watchAndy Bernard said, “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” That really stuck • 100% Climate Controlled Facility • Newly Constructed Facility • 5000 Lb. Oversized Elevator • Secure Units–Various Sizes • State-Of-The-Art Surveillance Cameras • Secure Units–Various Sizes

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So, we’ve been working on getting new uniforms with a graphic designer to get a new logo and trying to make it as universal as possible.” Meanwhile, things look great on the actual greens. Revere/ Malden won the opener against Lynn Classical, 44-28, at Gannon Municipal Golf Course in Lynn. Revere’s Matt Lacroix (6.5-2.5), Frankie Annunziata (7.5-1.5), Jacob Simonelli (5-4) and Jonathan Wells (4.5-4.5) had victories for the cooperative team. Revere/Malden is coming off a 4-8 season, including a 4-5 mark in the Greater Boston League. “We definitely get a lot of kids who are just picking up golf for the first time,” Pezzuto said. “And it’s really rewarding because by the time they’re seniors, and they stick with the program, they’re able to go to any golf course they want with confidence that they can get around the golf course and play the game the right way. So that’s kind of like the goal of the program – to give the kids the skills that they can have in the game for life.” This year Pezzuto said the team has more experienced players, and he sees that as a way to be competitive. Case in point – the opening day win against Lynn Classical, a program that has been solid recently. “It’s pretty exciting to see their growth over the last couple years,” he said. “Our goal this year is to try and qualify the team for states. It’s a little bit too early to say which individuals can qualify. We definitely have expectations for a few of our guys but we have some incoming students, and there will definitely be some competition for playing spots this year, which is really exciting.” Revere will be playing golf all over the area for home games depending on availability: Cedar Glen in Saugus, Kelley Greens in Nahant, Mount Hood in Melrose. “It’s definitely a good way to develop them to play different golf courses,” Pezzuto said, “because it requires different shots to hit and different skill sets.” Malden Public Library to hold author event on Oct. 26 he Malden Public Library is thrilled to welcome local auOur 51st Anniversary Chris 2023 thor Federico Erebia on Thursday, October 26, at 7 p.m., to discuss his debut novel “Pedro & Daniel.” It was one of this year’s most anticipated young adult novels. 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THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 15, 2023 Page 5 CITY COUNCIL ROUNDUP: Malden Mayor one of lowest paid in Massachusetts; that may change as raises for all elected officials now being considered by City Council City Council passes resolution supporting Mass. State Ethics Commission, but vote is not unanimous By Steve Freker W hen you are looking at a city budget of $215 million, one salary of $105,000 annually does not stick out too much. But when you are talking about that being the annual salary of the City of Malden’s top executive post, it does command attention. There has been one major constant in the top echelon of Malden municipal government for over a decade: Gary Christenson has been Mayor of Malden since January 1, 2012, after winning the election in November 2011. If reelected to another four-year term this November, he would be in line to become what is believed to be the longest-serving mayor in the city’s history. There’s another constant: When Mayor Christenson fi rst took offi ce on the fi rst day of 2012, his annual salary was Mayor Gary Christenson has not had a pay raise since 2012. That could change soon due to a City Council resolution. $105,000 annually. Remarkably, today, Mayor Christenson’s annual salary remains unchanged: still $105,000 annually. At that fi gure, Malden’s Mayor is one of the lowest paid full-time municipal chief executives in Massachusetts, particularly for a city the size of Malden. Additionally, it is believed that Mayor Christenson is the only full-time employee of the several thousand in the city of Malden who has not received a pay increase since 2012. According to some quick research, the Mayor’s position and the pay rate of the 11 members of the Malden City Council ($17,500 annually) are the only pay rates in the entire city budget which have remained unchanged in the same time frame – since 2012. Furthermore, according to 2002 municipal salary records, not only is Mayor Christenson’s salary among the lowest in the state, there are over 300 city or school employees who earn higher salaries than the Mayor in the city of Malden. In the Malden Police Department alone there are 78 offi cers and/or patrol personnel who earned more than the Mayor’s $105,000 salary in 2002. There are 59 employees of the Malden Fire Department who earned more and over 40 salaried employees of the City of Malden – non-School Department personnel – who earned higher than $105,000. It is estimated there are close to or over 100 Malden School Department employees at or over ROUNDUP | SEE PAGE 8 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 PHONE: (617) 387-7466 FAX: (617) 381-9186 Visit us online at: WWW.SABATINO-INS.COM

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THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 15, 2023 Page 7 Maldonians star in the Tony Award-winning musical ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ Oct. 1–Nov. 5 at Arrow Street Arts M alden actors Davron Monroe and Meagan Lewis-Michelson star in Moonbox Productions’ upcoming production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler. Directed and coproduced by Ryan Mardesich with musical direction by Dan Ryan and choreography by Joy Clark, “Sweeney Todd” opens on October 13 and runs through November 5 at the new Arrow Street Arts performance venue located at 2 Arrow St. in Cambridge. Tickets are $65 with PayWhat-You-Wish options available at www.arrowstarts.org. Moonbox Productions’ “Sweeney Todd” is a Brechtian take on this Sondheim classic. After being wrongfully imprisoned by the corrupt justice system, Sweeney Todd returns home to London to seek revenge and save his daughter, Johanna. Aided by his meat-pie baking neighbor Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney comes to a much darker conclusion: We all deserve to die. Together, they wreak havoc on Fleet Street and serve up the hottest – and most unsettling – pies in London. Witness Moonbox's new take on the modern myth, the parable of power, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” The cast of “Sweeney Todd” includes Davron Monroe* (Sweeney Todd), Joy Clark* (Mrs. Lovett), Caitlin Zerra Rose (Beggar Woman), Todd Yard (Judge), Meagan Lewis-Michelson (Beadle), Ethan DePuy (Pirelli/Fogg), Eli Douglas (Toby), Dallas Austin Jimmar (Anthony), Eva Colliou (Johanna), Ana Viveros (Ensemble), Ciaran D’Hondt (Ensemble), Abigail Whitney Smith (Ensemble), Alexander Lyons (Ensemble), Tim Lawton (Ensemble), Todd McNeel Jr. (Ensemble), Alan Cid (Swing), Brandon Lee (Swing) and Klara La Guardia (Swing). “Sweeney Todd” will be the fi rst presentation at Arrow Street Arts’ renovated and expanded ing Moonbox Productions’ upcoming production of “Sweeney Todd,” go to www.moonboxproductions.org. (*Member of Actors’ Equity Association) FESTIVAL | FROM PAGE 1 sell handmade items, including paintings, sculptures and jewelry. The children’s activities will include face painting, balloon animals and costumed characters ready for fun pictures. The May-plewood Festival is a free event and is open to the public. The festival is sponsored by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson, Ward 6 Councillor Stephen Winslow and the Maplewood Committee. Davron Monroe venue in Harvard Square. The venue is in the midst of a major renovation, and Moonbox will produce the musical during a break in the construction schedule. The facility’s full opening is planned for spring 2024. “What an exciting way to kick off our thirteenth season!” says Producer Sharman Altshuler. “Sweeney Todd is such an exceptional piece of musical theater, and to be able to present it during the Halloween season is especially thrilling! Deepest thanks to Arrow Street Arts for pausing their renovations to let us present this show in their fabulous black box space – a perfect spot for this production, and a great opportunity for the community to get a sneak peek into this renovated venue, which will be an incredible asset to the arts community in and around Cambridge.” With each show, Moonbox Productions partners with a local nonprofit organization to raise awareness for their cause, create connections for them within the community and increase the reach and impact of their work. Moonbox is dedicated to supporting local arts and local artists, and to connecting communities to the nonprofi t organizations that serve them. To fulfi ll their artistic mission, Moonbox taps the deep well of talent within their own communities to bring top quality theatrical experiences to stagLike us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/ Advocate.news.ma Meagan Lewis-Michelson es throughout the Greater Boston area. For the production of “Sweeney Todd,” Moonbox will be partnering with New England Innocence Project (NEIP), which corrects and prevents wrongful convictions and fi ghts injustice within the criminal legal system for innocent people imprisoned for a crime they did not commit in New England. NEIP provides free forensic testing, investigation, experts and an experienced legal team to exonerate the innocent and bring them home to their loved ones. The organization provides exoneree support as they work to rebuild their lives in freedom through the peer-led Exoneree Network and also uses their expertise about wrongful convictions to provide education and advocate for legislative and judicial reforms to prevent future tragedies. For more information regardNeed 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 8 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 15, 2023 ROUNDUP | FROM PAGE 5 the Mayor’s salary. According to an ordinance change proposed by longtime Malden Ward 5 Councillor and present City Council President Barbara Murphy, the salaries of all Malden legislative employees, including the Mayor, City Council and also School Committee, could be on the rise. Councillor Murphy’s resolution calling for a salary increase ordinance change would mean a raise of $45,000 for the Mayor’s post – up to $150,000 from $105,000 (47.5%); an annual increase of $7,500 for each of the 11 City Councillors – up to $25,000 from $17,500 (42%); and a raise of $4,500 annually for the seven members of the Malden School Committee – up to $12,000 from $7,500 (60%). “It’s time to have this discussion, especially when you look at these salaries in comparison to other surrounding communities,” said Ward 3 Councillor Amanda Linehan. “We should be where other communities are, when we are considering future persons in those offices,” Council President Murphy said. “We have to be comparable to encourage qualified candidates to seek HEROINE | FROM PAGE 1 sion on the Status of Women and recognizes extraordinary women who make unsung contributions to improve their communities. Karen’s first involvement with urban waters began in 1987 with New York’s Hudson River, where she volunteered with the Hudson River Sloop Clear Water Initiative. When she moved those positions.” By a unanimous 11-0 vote, the Councillors voted to send the paper on proposed pay raises for legislative posts to a Joint Committee on Finance and Ordinance, on the motion of Finance Committee chair and Councillor-at-Large Carey McDonald. Voting in favor of the proposal to raise the pay of the Mayor, Councillors and School Committee members were Councillors Peg Crowe (Ward 1), Paul Condon (Ward 2), Linehan (Ward 3), Ryan O’Malley (Ward 4), Murphy (Council President), Stephen Winslow (Ward 6), Chris Simonelli (Ward 7), Jadeane Sica (Ward 8), Craig Spadafora (at large), McDonald (at large) and Karen Colón Hayes (at large). **** Vote not unanimous on Council support of state Ethics Commission A vote stating the Malden City Council supports the work and decisions of the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission, which was proposed as a resolution sponsored by Ward 8 Councillor Jadeane Sica, Ward 7 Councillor Chris Simonelli and Councillor-at-Large Craig Spadafora, passed on a majority vote of the Council at its last meeting to Malden in 2004, she continued her environmental work by volunteering for the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA) and teaching in Malden Public Schools’ afterschool clubs and programs, where she mixed in environmental education, gardening and team projects. In 2012, MyRWA and TriCity Community Action Program formed FoMR, of which Karen was an early and active J& • Reliable Mowing Service • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Mulch & Edging • Sod or Seed Lawns • Shrub Planting & Trimming • Water & Sewer Repairs Joe Pierotti, Jr. on September 6. But the vote supporting the Ethics Commission was not unanimous, as had been expressly urged by both of the Councillors in speaking on its behalf. The resolution read: “Resolve: That it is the sense of the Malden City Council that we support the work done by the Mass State Ethics Commission to educate our employees and enforce Mass State Ethics Laws, and that we will respect and stand behind the bipartisan work done by this and all state agencies in carrying out their mission. Be it further resolved, that the Malden City Council will support all employees participating in providing testimony to any state agency and discourages the public criticism of any employee who has provided such testimony. “ After some discussion, the second part of the resolution was omitted when some Councillors expressed concern over a possible free speech infringement, so the final resolve read: “Resolve: That it is the sense of the Malden City Council that we support the work done by the Mass State Ethics Commission to educate our employees and enforce Mass State Ethics Laws, and that we will respect and stand behind the bipartimember. Karen currently serves as the FoMR president. In her time volunteering with MyRWA, Karen participated in invasive species removal, monthly water quality sampling, seasonal herring and American eel counting, and community outreach. Under her leadership, FoMR has organized the “Trash Free Malden River Initiative,” countless community cleanups, river events and other enviS LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. Masonry - Asphalt • Brick or Block Steps • Brick or Block Walls • Concrete or Brick Paver Patios & Walkways • Brick Re-Pointing • Asphalt Paving www.JandSlandscape-masonry.com • Senior Discount • Free Estimates • Licensed & Insured 617-389-1490 Designing and Constructing Ideas that are “Grounds for Success” Landscaping san work done by this and all state agencies in carrying out their mission.” “This resolution should pass 11-0 as is,” Councillor Spadafora said. “The State Ethics Commission is bipartisan and investigates independently. “I have seen some innuendos and claims against the State Ethics Commission rulings and also statements where our own city employees have been chastised for their testimony to the Ethics Commission,” Spadafora said. “That is a dangerous lie. We cannot allow any city official to publicly chastise our employees. It is unacceptable.” Spadafora said the references made both online and in a letter published in this newspaper by first-term Councillor Karen Colón Hayes regarding a ruling made against her by the Ethics Commission and announced recently. The Mass. State Ethics Commission had ruled Councillor Colón Hayes was found to be in violation of conflict of interest laws regarding the hiring and subsequent payment of family members and others during her former position of supervising the Malden Mayor’s Youth Summer Employment Program (MYSEP). She signed a statement agreeing to the violaronmental advocacy. Karen has also been instrumental in pursuing the Malden River Trash Trap, which prevents street litter from entering the Malden and Mystic Rivers, and the exciting Malden River Works project to increase equitable public access to the Malden River and improve climate resilience. “Malden River Works Equitable Resilient Waterfront Park Project is a brilliant example of a collaborative project for the health of a community and its urban river, in addition to climate resiliency for a municipality,” said Buck. “Since the seeding of Malden River Works in 2019 by the MIT Leventhal Advanced Urbanism Prize, our mission has been to reach out to residents in an engaging way. To accomplish the equitable piece of this project, the Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program has been essential for this work and the state has recognized our efforts. Now, the MVP program will invest in the construction of our city's dream of an Equitable and Resilient Waterfront Park behind a newly engineered Malden City Yard. Malden River Works will be tions and also agreeing to pay a $7,500 fine, which had been reduced from $15,000 on her appeal. “Councillor Colón Hayes has strongly criticized the Ethics Commission and also our own city employees,” Councillor Sica said. “It is troubling. “Councillor Colón Hayes should acknowledge it and we should expect better,” Councillor Sica added. Shortly after discussion began on the resolution, Councillor Colón Hayes left the City Council Chambers and did not return until after the vote was taken. Ward 4 Councillor Ryan O’Malley left the City Council Chambers shortly after Colón Hayes left and also did not return until after the vote was taken. The final vote on supporting the State Ethics Commission was 8-1. Councillors Peg Crowe (Ward 1), Paul Condon (Ward 2), Barbara Murphy (Council President), Stephen Winslow (Ward 6), Chris Simonelli (Ward 7), Jadeane Sica (Ward 8), Craig Spadafora (at large) and Carey McDonald (at large) all voted in favor. Ward 3 Councillor Amanda Linehan voted against the resolution, which passed, 8-1. Councillors Ryan O’Malley and Karen Colón Hayes were absent and did not vote. an example of how green infrastructure projects can convert wasteland into productive and inviting climate resiliency spaces that will be enjoyed by all members of the community. I am honored to join a cadre of women who make a difference in Massachusetts through grassroots efforts. This heartfelt work stems from the love of community and the need for preservation and restoration of our localities. These women are incredible role models for our youth. I thank Senator Lewis for recognizing my piece of environmental work for our community. Recognition of efforts empowers people to continue their work and inspires others to follow their passions.” “I was thrilled to nominate Karen for this special recognition and to lift up the incredible work of the Friends of the Malden River and the Malden River Works project,” said Sen. Lewis. “Karen is the quintessential unsung heroine, from inspiring and leading others to engage in environmental activism to spending a Saturday morning quietly picking up trash from the banks of the Malden River.” For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 15, 2023 Page 9 Call for walkers: Register for the 35th Annual Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai On Sun., Oct. 1, thousands will participate in the iconic fundraising walk for DanaFarber Cancer Institute to support all forms of cancer research and patient care R egistration is now open for the 2023 Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk presented by Hyundai – scheduled for Sunday, October 1. Funds raised from the Walk support all forms of adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at one of the nation’s premier cancer centers, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Details: The Jimmy Fund Walk is the only organized walk permitted on the famed Boston Marathon course, and participants have the flexibility 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) • Marathon Walk (from Hopkinton) Whatever route walkers choose, participants 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 finish the walk in front of Fenway Park. The finish 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 flexible 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. Virtual programming and supporting materials will be available. The 2023 Walk will be held during the Jimmy Fund’s 75th anniversary year and will aim to raise $9 million in the effort to prevent, treat and defy cancer. 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. The Boston Athletic Association has supported the Jimmy Fund Walk since 1989, and Hyundai has been the presenting sponsor for more than 20 years. Register as an individual walker or team member or start a team! Take advantage of this unique opportunity and lead a group of your family, friends or colleagues to the finish line. The Jimmy Fund can help you start a team, grow your fundraising and defy cancer, together. Volunteers are needed to cheer on participants, serve snacks, distribute T-shirts, and more, at the four start locations along the course and at the 2023 Jimmy Fund Walk Finish Line Powered by Schneider Electric – located directly in front of Fenway Park. The Jimmy Fund Walk would not be possible without the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who donate their time and energy. Register to volunteer today! To register for the Walk (#JimmyFundWalk) or to support a walker, visit www.JimmyFundWalk.org or call (866) 531-9255. Registrants can enter the promo code NEWS for $5 off the registration fee. All registered walkers will receive a bib, medal, and a Jimmy Fund Walk T-shirt. About the Jimmy Fund: The Jimmy Fund is comprised of community-based fundraising events and other programs that, solely and directly, benefit 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 official 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.

Page 10 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 15, 2023 WELCOME | FROM PAGE 1 idea. They hash it out, present it to city leaders for approval and go on to help create a bunch of lasting memories for lots of others around our community. Well, that did it again on Wednesday, September 6, with a first-ever Malden Public Schools districtwide “Back to School Fest.” Held on the Malden High School campus, the event was a huge success, drawing students of all ages. Close to 1,000 attendees, including parents, caregivers, brothers, sisters, cousins and friends, took part. They were able to enjoy interactive games, the popular bouncy house, the giant YUP! HE DID IT! On just his second throw, Mayor Gary Christenson got the job done! SLUSH-EES: Members and class officers of the Malden High Classes of 2024 and 2025 (seniors and juniors) manned the food and games stations, including Tori at the slush and fried dough stop. (Advocate Photos) BOUNCY HOUSE BONUS: a look from the outside into the bouncy house. ‘DUNK’-A-ROO: Malden High Principal Chris Mastrangelo is in the water after getting “dunked” by a throw from “eagle eye” Mayor Gary Christenson. LITTLE ONE: Dad helps this preschooler guy play one of the games at the Back to School Fest. SCHOOL RESOUR CE OFFICERS: Two of Malden’s school resource officers, Sgt. Rob O’Brien (left) and Ptl. Connor Cloherty (right), were on hand for the big event. slide, a dunk tank and plenty of snacks and slush. Malden Mayor Gary ChrisSIZING UP: Mayor Gary Christenson gets ready for his Dunk Tank toss at MHS Principal Chris Mastrangelo, tenson, whose office was one of the official sponsors of the event, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ligia Noriega-Murphy were on hand to greet all in attendance. The chief sponsors and hosts of the event were the MHS Classes of 2024 and 2025, who first brought the idea to MHS Principal Chris Mastrangelo. Mastrangelo got the approval the students in the senior and junior classes were looking for from city and school higher ups, and it was a “GO.” The students, class officers and advisors combined to put on a show to remember, with plenty of interactive games for all ages, QB OF THE FUTURE: Kevin winds up and is ready to fire a “touchdown” strike at one of the many popular games at the Back to School Fest. carnival-style refreshments like popcorn, slush and fried dough and one of the most popular games on the Malden High “boardwalk,” in the Courtyard. Several Malden teachers and administrators took part in the Dunk Tank, including MHS Principal Chris Mastrangelo – the main attraction – and in so doing, helped the Malden High classes make some money to fund future events, such as Senior Prom. Mastrangelo ended up getting “dunked” more than a few times, most notably when Malden Mayor Gary Christenson put up his $5 for six throws, but only needed two, and he hit the target and knocked the MHS principal into the tank on his second one. The Mayor credited the many season-openLike us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/ Advocate.news.ma Free Smoke Detector Inspections & Installations for Seniors ing “first pitch” events he attends for the Malden High, Babe Ruth and Little League teams each year for his “eagle eye” accuracy. “It was a great day for everyone, our Malden High students who planned and ran the event and all of the many people who attended,” Mastrangelo said. “There were a lot of smiles on a lot of faces.” Malden Fire Dept. offers free smoke detector inspections & installations for seniors I n conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week – October 8-14 – the Malden Fire Department will implement a program to assist senior citizens with protecting their personal FIRE | SEE PAGE 14

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 15, 2023 Page 11 ‘Ole McMalden’ Had A Farm Petting Zoo came to Malden High as part of the ‘Summer Eats’ promotion events By Steve Freker O ne of the most popular events of the summer is when the Summer Eats program hosts the traveling Petting Zoo at the courtyard of Malden High School. Many young students attend with their family members, including their parents, brothers, sisters, cousins – and friends. There is always a wide array of domesticated-style animals on display, and for most of them (omitting the gigantic turkey!) the Malden kids were able to go right inside the enclosure and get up close and personal with the animals. C Implementation Grant in Action ity of Malden Tree Warden Chris Rosa, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Offi ce, put into action the $100,000 grant received from the Greening the Gateway Cities Implementation Program. The goal of this funding is to maximize tree planting in urban residential areas of Gateway Cities. This week, as part of the program, the Department of Conservation & Recreation provided a Board-Certified Arborist, Richard Parasiliti, to give Malden Department of Public Works employees an instructional tree planting demonstration. Rosa along with the DPW are expected to plant 120 to 150 trees by the end of next spring. BIG BIRD: Dad looks on as these two brothers check out the gigantic turkey, which will not end up on a Thanksgiving table someday, because he earns his keep as an interactive “pet” in this traveling zoo. HELLO, HORSE-Y: These boys were petting the miniature horse at the Petting Zoo in place at the Malden High courtyard. ‘SHEEP’-ISH?: Actually, it’s a big boy goat that this Malden student is meeting at the Petting Zoo. On display this year were friendly animals from the farm as well as not. They included some large goats and sheep, a very popular brown pony, some big chickens and a rooster, a pair of twin ducks and then a third and fourth solo duck, the aforementioned gigantic turkey – a colorful Tom Turkey, which had to be a 30-plus pounder. For many Malden kids, this was either the fi rst time they got to see such farm-style domesticated animals, or the fi rst time they got to touch and pet them. It was easy to see that the kids and their other family members – including their parents – were having the time of their lives interacting with the animals. FIRST TIME MEETING A PONY: Everyone is all smiles as Mom takes a photo of this student meeting a pony for the fi rst time as his younger brothers look on. FOWL BALL: This little girl is enjoying her time with the chickens at the mini-zoo. BIG BUNNY (NOT the singer!): A young girl interacts with one of the biggest rabbits we have ever seen. Malden Department of Public Works employees with Arborist Richard Parasiliti (second from left), Tree Warden Chris Rosa (fourth from left), Mayor Gary Christenson (center), Special Assistant to Mayor Christenson Maria Luise (next to Mayor) and DPW Director Bob Knox (second from right) ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS....Fabulous corner lot and close to schools. This home is meticulously kept. Perfect for a large or extended family. Featuring 10 Rooms 5 Bedrooms 3 Full baths, inground pool, newer roof (2014) and 1 car attached garage with door opener. Eat in Kitchen with cherry cabinets, walks out to huge 3 season porch with sliders out to the back yard. Open floor plan living room, dining room combo, with gleaming hardwood floors, and brick fireplace. Two bedrooms, an office and a full bath finishes on the first floor. 2nd floor consists of 3 large bedrooms, a full bath and plenty of storage. The LL has a finished family room, bathroom and a summer kitchen that walks out to the fenced back yard with pool, shed, patio and gazebo. Great for entertaining. A pleasure to show. You won’t be disappointed. Offered at $799,000. 335 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-7300 View the interior of this home right on your smartphone. View all our listings at: CarpenitoRealEstate.com

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Page 14 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 15, 2023 Stoneham Bank hosts 'Welcome Back' Pizza Party for Malden High educators TEACHERS GATHER— Malden High teachers enjoy the lunch provided by Stoneham Bank in the fi rst day of school. PIZZA HERE— Here's a tasty sight! PIZZA PARTY— Malden High principal Chris Mastrangelo thanks Stoneham Bank employees for supplying some delicious pizza for the MHS educators. HOUSE BILL 5138 H ouse Bill 5138 is proposed federal legislation that would amend the Medicare program in order to count a period of “outpatient” observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the three day inpatient hospital stay requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services. When Medicare does cover skilled nursing home care, the fi rst 20 days are covered at one hundred percent. The next 80 days involve a co-pay up to $200 per day by the nursing home patient. After 100 days, the nursing home patient needs to pay one hundred percent of the nursing home cost, unless MassHealth is applied for and eligibility is achieved. What this means is that a Medicare beneficiary who needs post-acute care in a skilled nursing facility would not have to pay out of pocket for those services if they did not have a qualifying three day hospital admission, but instead received observation services as outpatients. The bill is intended to address a longstanding issue that affects many Medicare benefi ciaries who are hospitalized for short periods of time, but do not meet the criteria for inpatient status. Under current Medicare rules, benefi ciaries must have a three day inpatient hospital stay in order to qualify for coverage of skilled nursing facility services. However, many hospitals place patients under observation status, which is considered an outpatient service, rather than admitting them as patients. This can result in higher out of pocket costs for benefi ciaries who need post-acute care, as they are responsible for paying the coinsurance and deductible for the skilled nursing facility stay, which can amount to thousands of dollars. This bill would eliminate the fi nancial burden for beneficiaries allowing them to count any days spent in observation status toward the three day inpatient hospital stay requirement. This would align Medicare policy with the current clinical practice of hospitals, which often use observation status to monitor and treat patients who do not need intensive care, but are not ready to be discharged. The bill would also provide more transparency and clarity for benefi ciaries and providers about the coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare. Joseph D. Cataldo is an estate planning/elder law attorney, Certifi ed Public Accountant, Certifi ed Financial Planner, AICPA Personal Financial Specialist and holds a master’s degree in taxation. The 50+ Job Seekers Program continues at the Malden Public Library T 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 continue offering this program and encourages anyone interested to attend. Call the MPL with questions at 781-324-0218; ask for Marita. Morning Schedule: FIRE | FROM PAGE 10 safety and the homes they live in. The Fire Department is off ering free smoke detector inspections and installations for senior citizens in the community. Statistically, adults aged 65 years and older are twice as likely to be killed or injured in a fi re, compared to the populaSeptember 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. – Net50 + Job Seekers 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: tion at large. The percentages of those risks continue to rise with the increase in age. Flame burn injuries were the leading cause of burn injuries to older adults. Many homes do not have enough smoke detectors or might have detectors that are not operating or are defective. It is important that senior citizens do everything 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! in their power to prevent fi res. To qualify for the program, residents must be 65 years of age or older and the home must be owner occupied and be a one- or two-family residence. Please contact the Fire Prevention Offi ce at 781-3977383 Ext. 2107 to schedule an appointment. working 2.0 December 20, 6 p.m. – Creating a Marketing Plan & Brief

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 15, 2023 Page 15 It’s ‘Pasta Time’ at 89 Pearl St. Senior Housing Councillors Paul Condon and Craig Spadafora host residents for delicious meal I t was “Pasta Dinner Time” at the 89 Pearl St. Senior Citizen Housing in Edgeworth recently, hosted by Ward 2 Councillor Paul Condon and Councillor-at-Large Craig Spadafora. Councillor Condon gave a brief talk on what’s going on around the neighborhood and community. Councillor Spadafora talked about some issues that are important to the senior citizens – and all residents – of Malden. Also stopping by for the delicious meal was Malden Mayor Gary Christenson. Maldonian in the limelight at The Gallery@57 Invitation flyer COUNCILLOR CONDON SPEAKS: Ward 2 Councillor Paul Condon speaks to residents of 89 Pearl St. on some important issues around the neighborhood and community, such as safety and improvements. (Courtesy Photos) “F OREST JOY, Paintings & prints by Kari Percival,” will be at The Gallery@57 (57 Pleasant St. in Malden) from October 4 to November 28. Everyone is invited to attend the reception (with snacks!) on Friday, Nov. 3, from 5-7 p.m. The forest beckons through “PASTA DINNER TIME”: Malden Councillors Paul Condon (Ward 2) and Craig Spadafora (At Large) recently hosted a “Pasta Dinner” for the residents of the 89 Pearl St. Senior Housing. Also on hand to deliver greetings from the city was Mayor Gary Christenson. (Courtesy Photos) Kari’s artwork – she shows landscape paintings inspired by some of her favorite local places, such as the Cascade and Panther Cave in the Middlesex Fells – and pictures of local wildlife, along with some prints. The artist is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of artworks during the reception to the Boston Outdoor Preschool Network (BOPN), which recently opened a forest preschool at Pine Banks Park. Find out more or join the fundraiser here: https://givebutArtwork by Kari Percival ter.com/BOPNgiving The Gallery@57 also sells copies of Percival’s picture book, “How to Say Hello to a Worm,” which won the Ezra Jack Keats Award this year. Percival will be available to sign customers’ purchased copies at the reception. Percival is known for her woodcut prints, paintings, illustrations for books, and posters with themes of ecology, activMALDONIAN | SEE PAGE 17 Encouraging Enjoyment of The Great Malden Outdoors T he City of Malden in collaboration with First Seed Sown are excited to announce the launch of The Great Malden Outdoors, an outdoor enablement campaign designed to make outdoor recreation accessible and equitable for all Maldonians. During the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever spent time outdoors, but not all Malden residents were aware that activities like rock climbing, hiking and bird watching exist within city limits. In fact, many of Malden’s beautiful outdoor spaces are enjoyed by residents of neighboring towns and states rather than the local community. The Great Malden Outdoors aims to create awareness through an advertising campaign and website featuring local Malden residents enjoying the outdoors within the city limits – photographed by National Geographic Photographer Irene Yee. Created by the Malden-based marketing agency First Seed Sown, the campaign will also showcase where to go within the city to access the outdoor spaces, the skills recommended, community and activity groups to go with, professionals to hire to guide folks, and local retail partners for acquiring outdoor gear or taking skills-building classes. “In Malden, we’re fortunate to have access to the beautiful trails of the Middlesex Fells Reservation, Waitt’s Mount, and much more,” said Mayor Gary Christenson. “We look forward to The Great Malden Outdoors promoting activities and programs that will inspire residents to spend more time outdoors and take advantage of all that Malden has to offer.” Malden is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – with more than 70 languages spoken – and 56% of the city’s residents are Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC), which puts the majority of residents into what the member-based collective Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) calls “The Adventure Gap.” The Adventure Gap refers to the differnumber of overall people recreating outside. “As someone who grew up in Pinnacle Rock in Malden ence between the percentage of an ethnic group’s participation in outdoor recreation nationally compared to its percentage of the U.S. population. For example, Hispanic/Latinx folks make up about 19% of the U.S. population and, according to OIA’s Annual Participation Report, only make up about 11% of people who recreate outside, meaning their “Adventure Gap” is 8%. The long-term goal of The Great Malden Outdoors is not to reduce any single group’s participation but rather reduce the “Adventure Gap” for all groups by increasing the the Greater Boston area, I had no idea activities like rock climbing or bird watching even existed in my neighborhood. It wasn’t until I landed my first office job with an outdoor gear company in West Concord that I was exposed to these activities and began to enjoy them regularly. The goal with creating these outdoor enablement campaigns for cities is to get more residents outside and enjoying the outdoors, reducing the Adventure Gap, and creating more stewards for these wonderful natural public spaces,” said Founder/CEO of First Seed Sown Sales and Marketing Darren Josey. First Seed Sown will work directly with community groups throughout the city to understand what barriers to enjoying the great outdoors their members have. First Seed Sown will deliver a report to city officials and take action to understand, reduce and/or remove physical barriers to outdoor recreation, such as the lack of a crosswalk leading to a trailhead, trail signs only available in English and communal barriers to entry. Lastly, The Great Malden Outdoors has a youth development aspect. By working with the City of Malden’s Career Services Program Coordinator, select Malden High School students will work alongside paid professionals on all aspects of the campaign with the goal of exposing them to outdoor recreation opportunities within the city and building resume pieces to kickstart a potential career in the outdoor industry in New England or beyond. The Great Malden Outdoors kicks off in mid-September of 2023 with a photoshoot and the advertising campaign and website going live in May of 2024. For more information about The Great Malden Outdoors, please visit https://www.firstseedsown. com/municipalities. For more information about potential sponsorship opportunities or media inquiries, please contact Darren Josey at DJ@FirstSeedSown.com.

Page 16 avavvyvy avvy S iorn oreniioor a avvy iori by Jim Miller How Seniors Can Protect Themselves from Cybercrimes Dear Savvy Senior, I spend a lot of time online and love the convenience of paying bills, shopping, and keeping up with my grandkids on Facebook and Instagram. But a few months ago, my computer was infected with malware, and I just found out some cyber crook opened up a credit card using my identity and went on a shopping spree. Do you have some simple tips to help me stay safe while online? Paranoid Patty Dear Patty, Unfortunately, cybercrimes against seniors continue to be a big problem in the U.S. According to the FBI 2022 Elder Fraud Report, cybercrime cost Americans over age 60 more than $3 billion last year, a whopping 84 percent increase from 2021. While anyone can be subject to cybercrimes, seniors are frequent targets because they tend to be more trusting and have more money than their younger counterparts. But there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself from online fraud, hacking and scams. Here are a few tips to get you started. Strengthen your passwords: A strong password should contain at least 12 characters and include numbers and a special character, like an exclamation point or asterisk. Be sure to change up your password across diff erent sites to ensure a hacker would not gain access to all accounts through one password. And keep a written list of all your passwords stored in a safe secure place. On your smartphone or tablet, be sure to set up a four or six-digit PIN to protect your device. Opt out of pop-ups: To protect yourself from computer viruses and other forms of malware, make it a habit to avoid any popup style message when you’re on the web. Sometimes hackers disguise their malware as pop-up advertisements or “special offers” when you’re shopping or reading online. Clicking on these pop-ups can lead to viruses or data breaches. If you encounter a suspicious pop-up message, don’t click on anything in the window. Simply leave the site or close out of your web browser. When in doubt, throw it out: Sometimes online hackers will send you an email or text message and pretend to be someone they’re not in order to convince you to share valuable information with them, such as your Social Security Number, address or credit card information. This is called phishing. If you receive a message from an unknown sender, do not respond or click on any links or attachments. Instead, either ignore the message or delete it. Share with care: There is such a thing as oversharing, and it defi - nitely applies to online profi les. On social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, online hackers can easily gather information about you from what you post – like where you live. Ensure that your privacy settings are up to date so that only people who follow you or are your Facebook friend can see your posts. Verify websites: Before you shop or access your bank online, double check the validity of the website you’re using. Reputable sites use technologies such as SSL (Secure Socket Layer) that encrypt data during transmission. You will see a little padlock icon in your browser and usually “https” at the front of your address bar to confi rm it’s a secure connection. If you don’t see it in the web address that you’re on, you should not trust that website with your passwords, payment or banking information. Have some back-up: Practicing safe habits will protect you and your information, but you don’t have to rely on just yourself to stay safe. Anti-virus software works in the background to protect your computer from a variety of malware and helps to make it easier for you to avoid threats while surfi ng the web. For more information on how to safeguard your personal technology devices and information, visit Consumer.ftc.gov and search “Protect Your Personal Information and Data.” And to report fraud and identity theft go to ReportFraud.ftc.gov and IdentityTheft.gov. 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 “Th e Savvy Senior” book. THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 15, 2023 MUSINGS | FROM PAGE 3 want to be remembered for? Being a practical and responsible leader who got things done and making people (our kids in particular) feel that they were happy, loved and could both set and try to reach their goals. 9. Growing up in Malden – most admired or most inspirational mentor? As a kid, Steve Feldstein was my principal at the Forestdale School and he made me feel like I belonged here, feel happy, and feel that I could work hard and become anything one day – becoming the principal of the Forestdale feels like nothing I could have ever imagined, and a real tribute to him for sure. I was lucky though, I was surrounded by people from childhood to adulthood like Marguerite Gonsalves, Gary Christenson, Greg Lucey, who kept pushing me to get involved and never lose my integrity or heart for what I love to do. 10. Malden has long been known for its outstanding restaurants, delis and bakeries. Growing up what were your favorite places to grab a slice of pizza, a sub or a hamburger? Steve’s Roast Beef for a burger, New York Pizza for a slice (buff alo chicken!) or a tuna sub with hots but my all-time favorite growing up was Converse Restaurant for breakfast at any time of day. Nowadays we tend to spend a lot of time at Faces and Mystic Station and ordering out from Fresco’s! It is said in “Malden Musings”... • On a warm late July Sunday morning, a couple of us “palm-colored boomers” (my brother Joe and I) hit the trifecta, running into three of Malden’s fi nest athletes (and nicest guys) from the past 50 years! We hugged it out with John Stanasek at Revere Beach as he was fi nishing up the morning at his post-retirement gig at the DCR. Then brother Joe and I saluted Timmy Buckley and his crew as we passed each other walking the beach. Finishing up the morning with coff ee at Market Basket on Squire Road ($2.93 for two medium coff ees – fuhgeddaboudit!), I had the pleasure of greeting old friend Greg DeCandia! • Greg grew up on Thacher Street in Edgeworth and was one of the fi nest baseball players Malden ever produced. I had a softball team out of Devir Park in the old Malden YMCA Outreach Softball League in the late 1970s and stacked it with homegrown talent. I was fortunate enough to recruit Greg and his brother George that year as well as Greg Lucey, Mark Brady, Jay Gramolini, Richie Silvestri and Jon Crannell. We were good that year, but we just could not beat Mike Ploumbidis and his talented gang from the Belmont School area. • Timmy (Buckley) was just a stud athlete – another Maldonian who could play anything – excelling in hockey, baseball and football. • John Stanasek? Well, they broke the mold when the (deity of your choice) created “Stana” – a Lincoln Park guy who could play any sport or game of chance at a higher level than you, me or anybody! My John Stanasek highlight reel is voluminous, but the game that sticks out most would be a roundball game his junior year at MHS as starting point guard against the 1975 Catholic Conference Co-Champions, Don Bosco. Bosco arrogantly strutted into the Marshall Gym as overwhelming favorites led by 6'1" All-Everything Joe Beaulieu and future Boston College star point guard Dwan Chandler. Long story short, junior starter John Stanasek dominated Boston Globe All Scholastic/Parade All-American Dwan Chandler (both physically and by renting space in Chandler’s head this night), with the boy’s hoop team and the Marshal Gym fandom joyously invading Malden Square with an upset win under their collective belts! Amazing performance by Stana and his teammates – a very talented team with standout seniors Jack Freker, Mark Burns, Steve Carpenter and Kenny Fulgham playing the game of their life. • I did not intend to make this article a John Stanasek tribute column, but what the heck – he deserves it...his three years as starting quarterback for MHS (1973-1975) are talked about to this very day. From the Six Twenty-One on Broadway to Patrick’s in Maplewood all the way down to the I.A.C.C. on Pearl Street, you can still hear tales of John’s gridiron prowess. His three Thanksgiving Day performances against arch-rival across the Fells, Medford, have gone down in Malden folklore. As a sophomore, he and senior running back Tommy Cunha (101 yards rushing) led a dramatic second-half turnaround, upsetting the favorites, 22-13. Then, when he was a junior, they routed Medford, 42-15, with MHS going on to share the GBL title with Peabody. Then, as a senior, he played in the infamous “Mud Bowl” that switched from For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net Hormel to Macdonald Stadium aka Pearl Street Stadium because of fi eld conditions. Malden had better “mudders,” winning its third game in a row over the Mustangs. Don Roach ran 23 yards for a TD in the second period and 10 yards for a score in the third. He also caught a conversion pass from Stana as Malden won, 14-8, to clinch a tie for the GBL title with Everett. • Speaking of Tommy Cunha, another outstanding Malden athlete, graduating in 1974, who, I believe, you can still see in 2023 jogging the streets of Malden while the rest of us power walk those same streets. I loved having Tommy on my basketball teams at the “Old Y.” Tommy was a gamer. He played smart. He played tough. He was team-oriented and never took a bad shot. Get him and Gus Murray on the same team – we stay on the court all night; fuhgeddaboudit! As Peter Falk’s iconic TV character Columbo would say, “Just one more thing, sir” – Ken Chadwick of Palm Bay, Fla., formerly of Malden, Mass., this is your life... “Just read your Joe & Nemo’s piece, loved J&N! One New Years Eve, my dad, mom, and sister were sitting around the house, my dad suggested he go to J&N’s for a New Years Eve meal of hot dogs and hamburgers. I think he spent about $20, brought home a bundle of them and we had a wonderful New Years Eve meal! I lived on Wallace Street, up on Waites Mount. I used to shine shoes between 6 and 9 at night in front of or around the Granada. Also, sold newspapers in front of the First National Store, across from the Sacred Heart Church. Remember Kotzen’s? My Mom would buy furniture there and some guy used to come to the house once a week to collect a weekly payment. Probably around 5 to 10 bucks - LOL! Now nearing 80 years old, and living in FL., still have great memories of walking down Tremont and Washington street to Beebe Jr. High.....what wonderful memories!” I agree, Ken, what wonderful memories. With us forever. All the best! Postscript: “Palm Colored Boomers” – as Curly Howard once opined, “I resemble that remark!” Insert smiley face. —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 15, 2023 Page 17 OBITUARIES Elsie (Velez) Doherty Of Malden. Passed peacefully on Thurs., Sept. 7, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital surrounded by her family. She was 98. Elsie was born in Everett and graduated Everett High School, class of 1943. She married in 1946, to her husband John T. Doherty, and they became residents of Malden in 1958. Together they raised 7 children and Elsie remained at home with them until 1971, when she took on a job working as a Medical Secretary to a local physician. Elsie and her husband were married for over 57 years until his passing in 2002. She remained active in the lives of her family and lived in her home until her passing. Elsie loved and enjoyed family gatherings and was very social throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed sharing stories of her long life with family and friends and had a passion for antiques. She was an active member of the Victorian Society of Malden and hosted many gatherings at her home. Elsie is survived by her seven children. Devoted mother MALDONIAN | FROM PAGE 15 ism and joy. “How to Say Hello to a Worm: A First Guide to Outside,” an introduction to gardening for toddlers and preschoolers, published by Rise at Penguin Workshop, is a 2023 Dolly Parton Imagination Library Blue Ribbon Selection and won the 2023 Ezra Jack Keats Award and the 2023 Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy Award. She earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Last year, as Artist in Residence of Arlington, she collaborated with local environmental organizations on posters to share their message. She lives in Malden, up on one of this city’s many tall and rocky hills. of Charles Doherty and his wife Ann Marie of Danvers, Maureen Butrimowicz and her husband Leonid of West Roxbury, John Doherty and his wife Rosa of Billerica, Jean Dinon and her husband Arthur of Townsend, Brian Doherty and his wife Suzanne of Billerica, and Jeff rey Doherty and his husband Michael DiScipio of Marblehead, and Brenda Lombardozzi and her husband Richard of Windham, NH. Loving sister of the late Andrew Velez, half-sister of Jean Labrada and the late Ervin Velez. Cherished grandmother of Kerry Donnelly, Heather Aldridge and her husband Bryan, Kevin Doherty-Regalia and his wife Melissa, Lauren Doherty, Andrew Lombardozzi, Darren Lombardozzi, Sean Doherty and his wife Shannon, and Kristin Dingle and her husband Peter. Proud great-grandmother of Kyleigh, Hannah, Olivia, Chase, Jesse, Michala, Peter Jr., and John. Relatives and friends were invited to gather in honor of Elsie during Visiting Hours at Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Tuesday, Sept. 12 and again on Wednesday before leaving in procession to St. Mary's Church, Hebert St., Melrose, for her Funeral Mass celebration. Interment in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. For online trib“Artist Statement: “My most vivid and joyful early memories are of spending time in nature, outdoors. Making art, I seek to share this joy. No age is too young to start loving life, and there is no time to lose raising environmental stewards of the future. All life on earth, including ours, depends on informed environmental stewardship. I am so happy that the Boston Outdoor Preschool Network (BOPN) has started a forest preschool here in Malden at Pine Banks Park. “That’s why I am donating a portion of proceeds earned during this Lime Light Wall Art reception to help fund scholarships and equity programming at the Boston Outdoor Preute, please visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com Joan C. (Dunn) Welch Of Malden, peacefully at home on September 10th at the age of 91, lovingly surrounded by her daughters. She was the beloved wife of 57 years of the late Robert Welch and the daughter of the late Helen and Robert Dunn of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Medford. She is survived by her loving daughters Ellyn Carrabis and her husband Pat of Saugus, Kathy Welch of Malden, Dianne McDonough and her husband Scott of Twin Mountain, NH, Eileen DiSisto and her husband Bill of Middleton and her devoted niece Tricia Appe of Malden. She is also survived by her adoring grandchildren, Jenna and Jared Carrabis, Meghan and Haley McDonough and Dylan and Tyler DiSisto. She is also survived by her sister Eleanor Dunn of Malden and Medford, her sister-inlaw Harriet Welch of Euless, TX and her devoted cousins Celine Hubbard, Marie Hunt, Bette Hickey, Paul Molloy and many school Network (BOPN.) Whether or not you spring for art, I hope you will join me in giving to this inspiring organization. Find out more at https://www. bopn.org” Find out more about the artist at https://docs.google. com/document/d/1s1qmcUJX0Z0Vh73IdExEJgOwL5ZPaZWqQHv9LzxCX_k/edit?usp=sharing The Gallery@57 is bringing back the art party tradition of First Fridays to celebrate the launch of Wall Art Limelight, a showcase for paintings, prints, photography and other two-dimensional art. To fi nd out about upcoming events, sign up here: https://galleryat57.com/contact-us/ cousins both here and back in Newfoundland. Joan worked for John Hancock for many years before marrying in 1959. She then devoted her life to being a homemaker full time for her girls where she became an avid seamstress, always sewing and keeping her girls looking stylish and beautiful. She enjoyed her many years at Osco Drug in Revere where she could be OBITUARIES | SEE PAGE 19 1. On Sept. 15, 1890, what author was born who created the fi ctional detectives Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot? 2. What state’s offi cial animal is a grizzly bear that is now extinct? 3. Who was the fi rst female inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? 4. On Sept. 16, 2023, the 188th Oktoberfest in Munich begins; when does it end: Sept. 17 or 22 or Oct. 3? 5. A rainbow has how many colors? 6. What can sleep for up to 24 hours in a day: bat, koala or whale? 7. Sept. 17 is Constitution/Citizenship Day; on that date in 1787, Constitutional Convention members signed what? 8. What is a single piece of spaghetti called? 9. According to Guinness World Records, in 24 hours what fi ction book sold the most copies? 10. On Sept. 18, 1905, what Swedish American was born who appeared in the fi lms “Grand Hotel,” “Camille” and “Ninotchka”? 11. The Dutch sport fi erljeppen involves pole vaulting over what? 12. Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is set in what locale: Florence, Naples or Verona? 13. What is the USA’s national fl ower? 14. Sept. 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day; the synonym “buccaneer” derives from French (boucanier, meaning to cook meat over an open fl ame); what team is called the Buccaneers? 15. What state’s fl ower is the bluebonnet? 16. In what NYC locale would you fi nd Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium? 17. On Sept. 20, 1797, what ship in Boston Harbor failed to launch? 18. Recently 92,003 fans at the University of Nebraska stadium set a world record for number of attendees at a women’s sporting event; what sport was it: gymnastics, soccer or volleyball? 19. What children’s book (its title has a modern technology word) has a pig named Wilbur? 20. On Sept. 21, 1957, what TV series based on Erle Stanley Gardner’s books debuted? ANSWERS 1. Agatha Christie 2. California’s 3. Aretha Franklin 4. Oct. 3 5. Seven 6. Koala 7. The fi nal draft of the Constitution 8. Spaghetto 9. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” 10. Greta Garbo 11. A body of water (such as a canal) 12. Verona, Italy 13. Rose 14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team 15. Texas 16. Flushing in Queens 17. USS Constitution (It was successfully launched on the third attempt [in October]). 18. Volleyball 19. “Charlotte’s Web” 20. “Perry Mason”

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THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, September 15, 2023 Page 19 OBITUARIES | FROM PAGE 17 her social self and keep an eye on her growing girls and all their friends for years. In her later years, Joan thoroughly enjoyed her winters in Naples, FL with her husband Bob and couldn’t wait to get there each year. She was also a proud and brave two-time breast cancer survivor. Joan lived a life full of family, love and happiness and she will be greatly missed by all who’s life she touched. Relatives & friends are invited to attend her Funeral from the Breslin Funeral Home, 610 Pleasant St., Malden on Tuesday September 19th at 9 AM followed by her Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem St., Malden at 10 AM. Services will conclude with interment in Forest Dale Cemetery in Malden. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday September 18th from 4-8 PM. In lieu of fl owers, donations in her memory may be made to: Tufts Medicine Care at Home, 360 Merrimack St, Suite 425, Lawrence MA 01843; to the Susan G Komen Foundation, komen. org; or to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, https://act.alz.org/ goto/Jennacarrabis Richard W. Staskiewicz Of Malden. Passed aw ay o n September 1, 2023. He was 85 years old. Richard was born and raised in Chelsea and worked as an optician for many years. He enjoyed long walks, playing cards, dancing and spending time with family. Richard was the husband of the late Joan M. (Aborn) Staskiewicz. He was the loving father of Donna Murphy and her husband Ken of Rowley, MA, Richie Staskiewicz and his wife Jessica of Merrimack, NH and Paul Staskiewicz of Malden and his fi ancé Kim Solis. Richard was the brother of the late Danny Stevens and Christine Squillacioti. 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Saugus’s newest condo complex featuring 2 bedrooms, bright and sunny, fully appliance, eat-in kitchen with granite counters and ceramic tile flooring, NEW central air and GAS heat, NEW windows, wood flooring, freshly painted, off street parking, coin-op laundry…...........................................................$329,900. COMING SOONCOMING SOON BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION COLONIAL LOCATED ON A NICE SIDE STREET NOT FAR FROM THE CENTER OF TOWN. 4 BEDROOM, 3.5 BATH WITH HARDWOOD THROUGH-OUT. BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN AND BATHS. EXQUISITE DETAIL AND QUALITY BUILD. GARAGE UNDER. SAUGUS CALL KEITH FOR MORE DETAILS 781-389- 0791 RENTAL FOR SALE FOR SALE-NEW CONSTRUCTION ONE OF A KIND CONTEMPORARY MODERN HOME WITH AMAZING VIEWS OF PILLINGS POND, 4590 SQFT. 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 SUNNY 1 BEDROOM IN OWNER OCCUPIED HOME. LARGE KITCHEN WITH LOTS OF CABINETS, BRIGHT LIVING ROOM. HEAT, HOT WATER & ELECTRIC INCLUDED. SEPARATE DRIVE-WAY FOR 1 CAR. NO PETS OR SMOKING. SAUGUS $2000 LAND 3 APPROVED HOUSE LOTS, CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION, MELROSE LINE. GAS, WATER, SEWER, ELECTRIC ON SITE. BUYER RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL PERMITS AND DUE DILIGENCE. SAUGUS $850,000 CALL RHONDA 781-706-0842 MOBILE HOMES 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 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 CONTRACT 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? RHONDA COMBE 781-706-0842 CALL HER FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS FOR SALE-6 BED, 3 BATH COLONIAL. FIREPLACE LIVING ROOM. LARGE BEDROOMS UP-STAIRS, NEEDS SOME TLC. 2 CAR GARAGE LARGE 5 ACRE LOT. BOXFORD $589,900 CALL DEBBIE FOR DETAILS 617-678-9710

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