Maldden alld a Vol. 29, No. 42 den AADD -FREEwww.advocatenews.net The Advocate - A Household Word in Malden! CTE OCAT AT Published Every Friday MVRCS students take part in park beautification project 617-387-2200 Erik Grath Misty Mtn. Shop Principal owner By Steve Freker T Embodying the community service aspect of its mission, members of Mystic Valley Regional Charter School’s Environmental Club and its student body in grades 7-12, took part in park beautifi cation eff orts recently. Their visit to Devir Park was the fi rst of fi ve trips within the week to sites around Malden to collect trash and preserve the grounds. Shown from left to right are faculty member Erin Hayn, Victoria De Assuncao, Thalia Jean-Baptiste, Angelica Nocera and Arianna Perdomo. (Photo Courtesy of Mystic Valley Regional Charter School) he words “green light” may never have seemed so appropriate for a City Council vote in Malden municipal history. Rightly so, history was indeed made Tuesday night when the Council gave the go-ahead to Malden’s fi rst-ever retail marijuana establishment. With an 8-3 vote, following a nearly 3 1/2-hour public hearing, the Councillors granted a special permit to Misty Mountain Shop and its principal owner, Erik Gath, to sell cannabis products at a renovated site at 323 E Friday, October 16, 2020 City Council makes history, OKs Malden’s first-ever marijuana retail outlet Gives “green light” for Misty Mountain Shop; negotiation of Host Community Agreement next Patrick MacDonald Attorney Commercial St. It was a major step in the city’s lengthy licensing process, which included review and approval of their initial plan by the Malden Cannabis and Licensing Commission (CLC), as well as approval by the Malden Planning Board. Next step is Host Community Agreement with city Misty Mountain Shop must now successfully negotiate a Host Community Agreement with the offi ce of Mayor Gary MARIJUANA | SEE PAGE 11 Officials: Malden’s “Red” designation not due to any “clusters,” outbreak COVID-19 city update includes information on schools, and offi cials urge continued safety protocols By Steve Freker lowing the proper protocols. “The day we hoped would D espite Malden’s latest designation as “Red” in the state’s color-coded COVID-19 risk assessment map, the news was not all bad at last Thursday night’s city-sponsored, virtual COVID-19 update session. Two top municipal officials pointed out that despite the designation there have been no “clusters” of COVID-19 cases reported or identifi ed in Malden. Also, the percentage of positive COVID-19 cases from testing in this city remains very low. The main theme of the meeting was simple: Malden must remain vigilant to ensure that citywide its residents protect themselves and their families by folnever come, has,” said Malden Mayor Gary Christenson. “The one thing that has not changed – red, yellow, green or white – we must all work together to protect the safety and health of all our citizens.” “We had a change of events when we went ‘Red’ this week,” Chris Webb, Malden’s Public Health Director, added. “It is not the optimal change, but it is not surprising, according to trends and the time of year. We were expecting more [COVID-19] cases in October.” It is not the optimal change, but not surprising, according to trends and the time of the year. Both the Mayor and Webb stress the following advice to all living in or visiting Malden: Wear a mask, maintain social distancing and avoid large gatherings. Thursday’s panel included Christenson, Webb, Kourtney Nickerson, chairperson of the Malden Board of Health, Christian Lanphere, head administrator at Cambridge Health Alliance-Everett, and Ward Five School Committee Member Adam Weldai. Malden one of 40 communities ‘in the Red’ In addition to discussing Malden’s “highest risk” designation, where it was one of 40 communities statewide, questions posed from the public to the panelists included topics such as Malden has been entered in the “Red” designation for “highest risk” in the state’s color-coded COVID-19 risk assessment map. (Courtesy Photo) Malden Public Schools students returning to the classrooms. As for the “Red” designation, several of the panelists mentioned that Malden has been teetering on the higher end of the next lowest designation, “Yellow,” for the past two categorizing periods. Even with the Red last week, Mayor ChristenRED | SEE PAGE 9

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THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 Page 3 City officials: Halloween’s coming, make the right decision If you participate, do it safely...but it’s a good year to consider “sitting it out” By Steve Freker • Consider leaving hand sanC hris Webb had a simple, but fi tting piece of advice for those Malden residents who may be uneasy about the upcoming, pandemic-era Halloween night. “If in doubt, sit it out,” was the basic message delivered by the city’s Public Health Director at the recent Malden COVID-19 update panel discussion, which was held virtually on the Malden Access Television/Urban Media Arts (MATV/ UMA) YouTube livestream Thursday night. Webb said this year, where the world has been shaken by the coronavirus pandemic, would be a good year to stay away from participating in any Halloween observances or celebrations, if you have any concerns or anxiety over taking part in the usual traditions of the holiday. “If you have any uneasiness or reservations about taking part in Halloween this year, then you probably should take this one off ,” Webb said. “There will be plenty of other opportunities in the future.” “We might miss one Halloween, but we will make it up with tons of Halloweens down the road,” said Ward Five School Committeeman Adam Weldai, another panelist. For those who still want to keep the tradition of Halloween alive this year, Webb and other panelists at the COVID-19 update session urged the public to follow enhanced health and safety protocols. Mayor Gary Christenson, an enthusiastic participant in many city-held Halloween events for many years, echoed these sentiments, encouraging those who do mark Halloween traditionally on Saturday, October 31, to do it safely. The Mayor also revealed that in lieu of distributing treats, such as candy, on Halloween this year – the fi rst at the new Malden City Hall located at 215 Pleasant St. – he and staff will instead be disitizer by any treats left out for trick-or-treaters to use; • Observe good hand hygiene, including hand washing and use of alcohol-based sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol; face.” Gina S Soldano REALTOR® ABR®, AHWD, e-PRO®, GREEN, MRP®, PSA®, SFR®, SRES®, SRS® Broker/Associate Those who are participating and celebrating Halloween this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic goes on, are urged to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines in order to ensure their own and their loved ones’ health and safety. (Courtesy Photo) tributing protective face covering masks emblazoned with the city logo. Prior to the COVID-19 update meeting the night of October 8, there was a monthly meeting of the Malden Board of Health, chaired by Kourtney Nickerson, who was also a member of the COVID-19 update panel. At that meeting, the Board of Health voted to adopt guidelines for Malden residents to follow in order to keep safe and healthy during Halloween. The Board of Health released a list of “Tips for a Safe and Healthy Halloween”: “For residents celebrating Halloween, the following provides guidance and safety tips that will limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19. As a reminder, any Halloween activity is subject to the current state gathering size limits as well as applicable sector-specific workplace safety standards.” “Consistent with the Halloween activity guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Mass Department of Public Health, please keep in mind the following safety tips: • Enjoy Halloween outside rather than attending indoor events; • To protect yourself and others, wear a protective face mask or covering instead of or in addition to a costume mask. A costume mask is not a substitute for a face mask or covering; • Always maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from individuals who are not members of the same household; • Instead of traditional trick or treating, opt for one-way trickor-treating, with treats placed outside of the home for trick-ortreaters as a ‘grab and go’ while keeping distance from others; • Place candy on a platter instead of a bowl; Millennium Real Estate 291 Ferry Street, Everett, MA 02149 (857) 272-4270 Gina.Soldano@era.com gsoldanorealtor.com AUTOTECH 1989 SINCE CA$H FOR YOUR CAR! DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! Cold Hard Cash For Your Car, Truck or SUV! 2012 KIA SOUL One Owner, Most Power Options, 101K Miles, Warranty, Runs & Looks Great! FUN IN THE SUN $6,500 Easy Financing Available! EddiesAutotech.com PRICED RIGHT! $5,350 781-321-8841 1236 EasternAve • Malden We Pay Cash For Your Vehicle! 2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT Leather, Loaded with Moon Roof, One Owner, Warranty, Only 104K Miles • Carry hand sanitizer and use it often, especially after coming into contact with frequently touched surfaces and before eating candy; and, • Refrain from touching your $1.55 GALLON We accept: MasterCard * Visa * & Discover Price Subject to Change without notice 100 Gal. Min. 24 Hr. Service 781-286-2602

Page 4 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 Lights illuminate flags at Fellsmere Park once again W hen Councillor-at-Large Craig Spadafora realized that the flags flying over Fellsmere Pond were no longer being illuminated at night he set out to remedy the situation. He began researching replacement lighting for burnt out lights that were now obsolete. Working with All Tech Electric Business Owner John Spadafora, they found special LED lighting that was a perfect fit for the location. On brand new poles, the lights now shine further than ever before at a distance of about 80 feet and 30 feet in the air fully illuminating the flags as well as the entire area. A big part of the challenge to repair the lights in general was that they were on an old pole at the water's edge and it was extremely difficult to get a truck and equipment to the location. Councillor Spadafora tracked down the equipment and also rented a lift. All Tech Electric Busiwww.eight10barandgrille.com We Have Reopened for Dine-In and Outside Seating every day beginning at 4 PM Mayor says Mask up, Malden! L ate last week Mayor Gary Christenson announced that Malden is experiencing an uptick in confirmed COVID-19 cases which as of October 8 led to Malden being designated a “red” community. He reminded residents to continue to take all precautionary measures, such as limiting private gatherings, WE'RE OPEN! 8 Norwood Street, Everett (617) 387-9810 STAY SAFE! SABATINO INSURANCE AGENCY Call for a Quote 617-387-7466 Or email Rocco@sabatino-ins.com We cover: * Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask, and being cautious while in parks and other public spaces. In order to assist residents in doing their part to stop the spread of the virus and to help remove this high-risk designation, this week Mayor Christenson distributed washable masks with the City of Malden logo in front of City Hall (215 Pleasant St.). Hundreds of residents either drove up or walked up to the building to receive one. “We had a great turnout for our first distribution,” said Mayor Christenson. “We will be distributing them again next Thursday, October 22nd at City Hall from 3-5 PM.” #MaskUpMalden ness Owner John Spadafora donated his time to complete the installation. The lights were installed earlier this month and now beautifully illuminate the flags as well as Fellsmere Pond. http://www.sabatino-ins.com SABATINO 564 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 617-387-7466 Hours of Operation are: Mondays - Fridays 9am to 5pm Saturdays by appointment only

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 Page 5 The Coronavirus Count State reports 49 new confi rmed Malden COVID-19 cases; city remains “high-risk” with state’s 25th-highest rate over last 14 days F or the second consecutive week, Malden ranked among the state’s “high-risk” communities for being infected with COVID-19. The state Department of Public Health (DPH) reported 49 new Coronavirus cases in the city this week, raising the total to 1,646 confi rmed cases. As a result, the city’s incidence rate of new cases per 100,000 over the period of Sept. 27 through Oct. 10 increased to 12.5, making it one of the state’s 63 “high-risk” communities for COVID-19 – and the 25th highest overall, according to DPH statistics released on Wednesday (Oct. 14). Last week marked the first time that Malden was colored red on the state map used to measure the metrics of COVID-19. The highest bracket (red) includes communities with a rate of 8 new cases or greater per 100,000 over a 14-day period. For several weeks, Malden had been in the yellow-coded category on the state COVID-19 map, the designation for communities with a daily average of 4 or more, but fewer than 8 cases per 100,000. Just seven weeks ago, Malden had dropped from “yellow” into the “green” category – the lower risk designation for communities with a daily average of fewer than 4 cases per 100,000 over a 14-day period. This week’s top “red” communities included Middleton (105.2), Lawrence (41.9), Chelsea (30.9), Everett (25.2), Kingston (21.6), Revere (20.1), Marlborough (19.9), Framingham (17.8), Hudson (17.4), Nantucket (17.0), Sunderland (16.9), Haverhill (16.5), Lowell (16.4), Webster (15.8), Amherst (15.7), North Andover (15.6), Methuen (14.5), Springfield (14.4), Acushnet (13.7) and Milton (13.5). The most recent statistics showed 38,762 city residents have been tested for the virus so far – including 6,191 over the past 14 days. Of those tested, there were 137 confi rmed cases of the virus for a positivity rate of 2.21 percent during that time. That is nearly twice the average state positivity rate of 1.17 percent. Last week’s positivity rate was 1.86 percent. That was more than the average state positivity rate of 1.04 percent. People can compare the number of COVID-19 cases confi rmed in Malden to the cases in neighboring cities and towns as well as communities of similar size by going to the DPH website at https://www.mass. gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting – click on COVID-19 cases by city/town. Here’s how nine area communities compare to Malden – and the statewide totals: Lynn: 5,054 cases, 235 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 3.31 percent positivity. Average daily incidence rate per 100,000 last 14 days – 12.3, 27th highest in the state. Revere: 2,843 cases, 230 total Middlesex Sheriff’s Office announces 27 negative COVID tests T he Middlesex Sheriff ’s Office recently announced that 27 incarcerated individuals tested for COVID-19 over the past week have all tested negative. “At the Middlesex Sheriff ’s Offi ce, we are following a medically driven model, guided by the Department of Public Health (DPH) and our outside, infectious disease physician, with whom we are in daily contact – sometimes multiple times a day,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian. “We have followed every directive given to us by these medical experts, and will continue to do so.” After a positive test in one housing unit last week, 17 of the 27 were retested on the advice of the infectious disease physician. Now, all 17 have tested negative twice, and the unit’s quarantine will be lifted. Of the remaining 10 tests, only one was for a symptomatic individual. “As the Commonwealth continues its phased reopening, we recognize there is an increased risk of COVID entering our facility. We are not a fortress on a hill, but rather a part of the community and we must all remain vigilant,” said Koutoujian. “The health, wellness and safety of all those who work at, live in and visit the Middlesex Jail and House of Correction are – and will continue to be – our top priorities.” positive tests in the last 14 days, 3.69 percent positivity. Average daily incidence rate per 100,000 last 14 days – 20.1, sixth highest in the state. Everett: 2,458 cases, 201 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 4.41 percent positivity. Average daily incidence rate per 100,000 last 14 days – 25.2, fourth highest in the state. Malden: 1,646 cases, 137 total positive tests in the last 14 days, 2.21 percent positivity. 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Page 6 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 Malden Library to host remote Matt Heaton performance K ids of all ages are invited to join Matt Heaton’s Singalong on Zoom for some musical fun, singing and dancing at 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning, October 28. Heaton believes music for kids can also be entertaining for parents, and his songs are a mix of rockabilly, surf, American roots and Irish traditional music – delivered with a wry sense of humor and a sincere sense of fun. Visit the Malden Public Library’s event calendar for Zoom link details. Children and adults respond to his musicianship and variety. Adults particularly appreciate the Muppet-esque touches of humor and observations of kid behavior. Whether you call it children’s music, family music, “kindie” or “toddlerbilly,” it’s sure to please listeners of all ages. Matt Heaton A.B.C. CIGAR 170 REVERE ST., REVERE (781) 289-4959 Same Location * Same Service for over 48 Years... Thanks to our customers for their support ! T It is said in Malden By Steve Freker hat the first students returned to a warm welcome at the Malden Public Schools on Tuesday – approximately 200 of the district’s highest needs students – and Supt. John Oteri reported all went very well. **** That the proposed new marijuana retail outlet at 323 Commercial St., Misty Mountain Shop, would be located directly beside the former, well-known Rosebud Farms site, which has lain dormant and empty for over five years. **** That some people had thought that the Rosebud Farms was the proposed site for the marijuana sales. *** That one of the nastiest habits of some folks in Malden, whether they are locals or just those passing through, is stuffing the public trash receptacles with their household refuse. Nearly every day the municipal barrels, particularly those in front of Malden High and other schools in the city, are overflowing. *** That the park barrels in Malden are also invariably stuffed with non-park-user household trash bags as well; a daily visit for some dumpers, we assume. *** That Nasty Habit #2 is the irresponsible discarding of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on the streets of Malden, primarily paper or cloth masks, gloves and lately, lots and lots of tissues. Gross! Very unsafe! Malden residents asking fellow citizens or visitors to cease and desist! *** Chris Dan Steve OPEN AND READY TO SERVE YOU...GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE MASK REQUIRED! * Desktop Humidors * Gift Cards * Bongs * Travel Humidors * Vapes * Juice * Cigar Accessories * Lighters & Ash Trays * Glass Pipes * Rewards Program * Juuls * CBD Infused Products GOLFER’S SPECIAL 15 Cigars - 4 Year Old Tobacco - Handmade - Individually Wrapped Only $43.95 HUMIDOR SPECIAL Travel Humidors Starting at $25.00 Desktop Humidors Starting at $48.00 Buy any Box of Perdomo cigars and get a Perdomo Lighter - $25.00 value - FREE! Box Special Buy any Box of Cigars and get your choice of a Tin of Mini Cigars - Romeo & Julieta - Red - White - Blue - 1 Tin per Box! “Free Cigar” Marked Green Label “Free Cigar” - Buy 2 Cigars marked with a Green Label & get another cigar marked with a Green Label FREE! Daily Special STORE HOURS 8 AM - 8 PM Mon. - Sat., Sun. 8 AM - 6 PM We Now Offer For Your Eating Pleasure “UBER EATS” Convenient Delivery Service Bianchi’s Pizza and Renzo’s Full Menu To Go Open for Takeout for Bianchi’s Pizza and Renzo’s Food 381 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere 781-284-5600 That a public hearing for a second marijuana sales establishment will be on Tuesday, October 27, virtually at 7:05 p.m. for Standard Naturals, Inc., which is seeking to place a marijuana retail site at 7 Linehurst St., which is one street before the Kappy’s Liquors on Rt. 1 (Bennett Highway) North at the Malden-Revere-Saugus line.

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 Page 7 Malden Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday... lamenting Malden, Washington By Peter F. Levine M alden, Washington: Malden, Massachusetts, has you in our thoughts and prayers. If you haven’t heard by now – our sister city in the northwest corner of Whitman County, alongside Pine Creek, hidden amongst the surging hills of Palouse Wheat Farming Country has experienced a devastating catastrophe – 80 percent of Malden, Wash., recently destroyed by a terrible wildfire. Think about losing 80 percent of Malden, Mass.?! Unimaginable, right? A little history – officially incorporated as a town in 1909, Malden, Wash., is approximately .66 square miles with a population of 203. Its history is a bit sad: from boom to bust as headquarters for the Columbia Division of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway, who set up shop there in 1909 (boom) then abruptly pulled up stakes in the 1920s (bust). Malden, Wash., was named after Malden, Mass., but I have yet to find out why. Stay tuned. Isn’t it just like Maldonians to lend a hand to somebody in need?! Of course, the powers that be in Malden, Mass., are stepping up! City officials announced a partnership on Facebook with our fire department to offer support to our sister city in Washington. “A number of fundraising efforts are underway, and Malden will be working to assist the many victims of our namesake city,” officials said. That’s what Malden is all about!! The “Wicked Local 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards” were, once again, a glorious mess. As far as Malden goes, I am clueless how they determine winners and runners-up. But I am positive that it is far from scientific. I am thinking they just throw a bunch of names into a Dave Russo–type scally cap and pull them out. With that said, let the snark fest begin. So much low hanging fruit, so little column space. Congrats to Maplewood Fish Market on their 125th straight year as the number one fish market in Malden. As the only fish market in Malden, they feel confident of their continued domination. Yes, Dairy Delight and Jay’s Pizza & Ice Cream are wicked good but what the heck happened to the best ice cream palace in Malden, Spadafora’s Slush & Ice Cream Emporium!? Hello!? Gotta admit though they got this one right. Anthony’s on Canal Street was top dog in Malden as caterers. AlMalden, Washington, circa 1909. (Courtesy Photo) bert, Mary, Craig, Scotty, Lil Albert and the rest of the crew at the old whistle-stop never fail to impress with some of the best chow on the North Shore! Congrats to Idle Hands Craft Ales on Commercial Street for taking the Gold home for local brewery north of Boston – some heavy hitters in the home brew field locally – Faces on Pleasant may give them a run for their money next year. Number One Choice “Chinese Restaurant” surprisingly went to old favorite Panda Castle in Maplewood Square. Number Two Choice went to Ming’s in the Square, which is no surprise, but haven’t the readers of Wicked Local ever heard of a local treasure on Middlesex Avenue called Tiki Island? Wait, Tiki is in Medford!? That ain’t right! I hereby proclaim Tiki one of us! “Gabba, gabba – one of us!” Love that place! Reminds me of the old South Pacific and Gold Coin. Number One Choice for bakery was Hoff’s. Thank goodness! Total insanity that Super Duper Splurge & Shop took home that award in the past. Said with all due respect of course to S&S. But, can somebody please coerce a traditional bakery to call Malden home!? Fresh spuckies! Hot out of the oven! Black Forest cake made to order, from scratch. Lobster tails! Forgetaboutit! Mr. Duffy, I task you with this urgent request. Two of my fave coffee shops topped the Bestest Coffee Shop list: Dawn’s Villa Diner – shoot, I meant Donut Villa Diner – and Honey Dew on Eastern Avenue came in one/two. I am good with that. No disrespect meant to Craig Medeiros and his Dunkin’ locations in Malden who do a great job also. Kappy’s has been a Malden institution for many decades – beer always cold, reasonably priced and ready to serve one and all – especially back in the old days. Wink, wink. They took Number One Choice in Malden, but (again) with all due respect I feel M& M Liquors on Broadway is the new boss in town. Colder beer – even more reasonably priced – and they continue to carry Ballantine Ale long after Kappy’s decided they’d rather stock additional Bud Light Apple. Best pie went to the “King of Pizza Pies,” Pisa Pizza. Joe (Crowley) works hard. He deserves it. Hope you are feeling better my friend. Oops, Jamie, Mary and the rest of the gals (and guys) at Pisa also work hard. Honorable Mention went to the folks nipping at the heels of Pisa Pizza, 621 Tavern & Grille. Love my 621 pie! Maria’s Pizzeria also placed high. I can attest firsthand that they also serve great pie! Really good people, too. El Potro Mexican Bar & Grill (the former Highland Café) swept the best Mexican Restaurant award, taking the Number One Choice and receiving Honorable Mention. Yeah, go figure! Next up is Malden’s version of “Murderer’s Row” – “Family Friendly Restaurant” (basically, aren’t all restaurants family friendly?) – all “Number One Choices” (that has lost all meaning at this point, but I digress): All Season’s Table, Ming’s Seafood Restaurant, 621 Tavern & Grille, Dockside, and Jack’s Ristorante. Good stuff! Let’s all take a moment to remember Jackie Colangeli’s “Jack’s Ristorante” on Eastern Ave., an unfortunate victim of the plague. Jack’s place was special. He took his unique personality and flare and created a nice little Italian restaurant in a city that could certainly support more Italian restaurants. Thank you, Jack. We hope you have plans to reopen another in the future. With that said I believe that my love for Jack, his family and his restaurant are sincere. Again, with that said, for Italian Restaurant in Malden Jack’s came in Number One while Ristorante Serena placed second. I’ll just let that sit out there and marinate. Just as an aside and not apropos of Malden – but I gotta applaud the Regional Favorite Chinese Restaurant Top Two Choices. Topping the ticket was my happy place, Kowloon on Route 1; from the parking lot for 12,000 vehicles to the best neon sign on the North Shore to the best chicken fingers I have ever consumed (although Golden Gate in China Town – at 3 in the morning – comes in a very close second). May’s Café in Meffa placed second. Billy Settemio turned me on to May’s a couple years back, and for that I am eternally grateful. My plot of Mother Earth in Malden is rough terrain. Seaview & Baker Streets are built on some of the highest points in Malden on top of what looks like a mountain. My yard consists of quirky nooks and crannies with sloping patches of a mix of weeds and grass. It was an easy call when I needed landscapers to ride herd on this countryside. Troy Ingemi and his talented crew at Simple Green Landscaping were the obvious choice. Guess who took Number One Choice for Landscaper in Malden? Step right up, Troy, and accept your award! Fabulous job with my yard this whole summer, by the way! Thank you to you and your guys. Fine Dining Restaurant Numero Uno Choice was Exchange Street Bistro. Maldonians rave about this place. I rave also! It may not be “fine dining” but I had their Classic Turkey Club one afternoon and I was gobsmacked! Delicious! 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Page 8 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 Socially distant Fire Dept. promotions and swearing-in ceremony M ayor Gary Christenson and Fire Commissioner Emery Haskell presided over a promotional and swearing in ceremony offi cially welcoming Chief William Sullivan to the Fire Department following the retirement of Chief Kevin Finn last February. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the requirement to limit attendees, the fi rst of two ceremonies was held outdoors on the new City Hall Plaza, where attendees’ families were seated six feet apart from other families and wore masks. The second ceremony will take place on October 22. Also in attendance were State Representhe Department; Lieutenant John Hall was promoted to Deputy Chief; Lieutenant Richard B. Borges was promoted to Captain; Firefi ghter Robert S. Pictured (from left): City Councillors Craig Spadafora, Barbara Murphy and Steve Winslow; City Council President Jadeane Sica; Mayor Gary Christenson; Fire Chief Bill Sullivan; Deputy Chief John Hall; Captain Richard Borges; Lieutenant Robert Hegarty; Lieutenant Bradford Bianchi with his daughter, Adeline; Provisional Lieutenant James Varzakis; Firefi ghter Michael Fleming; Firefi ghter Nicholas Yandell; State Representatives Paul Donato, Kate Lipper-Garabedian and Steve Ultrino; and Fire Commissioner Emery Haskell. tatives Paul Donato, Steve Ultrino and Kate Lipper-Garabedian along with City Councillors Craig Spadafora, Barbara Murphy, Steve Winslow and City Council President Jadeane Sica. “I’m especially pleased to offi cially welcome Chief Bill Sullivan. They say that ‘the quality of a leader is refl ected in the standards they set for themselves,’” said Mayor Christenson. “I have come to know the high standards that Bill sets for himself and the Department and look forward to working with him.” Assistant Chief William P. Sullivan was promoted to Chief of Hegarty was promoted to Lieutenant; Firefi ghter Bradford Bianchi was promoted to Lieutenant; and Firefi ghter James G. Varzakis was promoted to Provisional Lieutenant. Firefi ghters Michael Fleming and Nicholas Yandell were offi cially welcomed to the Department. Commissioner Haskell invited family members to officially pin the promoted offi cers and new members, and City Clerk Greg Lucey took the oaths and swore in the offi cers. The promotions and new hires are the result of recent retirements. Photos of the event may be found on the City of Malden’s Flickr account. Monogram D4 Double siding Cedar impression half rounds Harvey Vinyl 62 Replacement Windows Custom Aluminum Trim work Windows & Doors Top quality Vinyl Siding! •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Roofing •Free Estimates •Replacement Windows •Fully Licensed •Fully Insured

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 Page 9 MVES introduces new, innovative and interactive website A fter months of hard work and dedication, Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) is excited to offi cially announce the launch of its new website: www.mves.org. MVES wanted to make the new website faster, easier to navigate and more user-friendly. With an innovative redesign, updated content, inviting and warm colors, and interactive forms, the new site is clean and modern and presents information in fresh and RED | FROM PAGE 1 son noted that the positivity rate of Malden COVID-19 tests remained very low, just 1.89 percent, which was a slight rise from 1.29 percent in the previous two-week period. Webb discussed where the slight spike in COVID-19 cases which triggered the Red designation in Malden may have originated, when asked by Mayor Christenson. “Is it a cluster? No. We have been fortunate not to have any clusters here,” Webb said. “But we are seeing college kids who come home every weekend or may have been sent home if their college switched to remote learning.” Health director: no “clusters”; residents must stay vigilant “We are also seeing more people – parents – now returning to work,” Webb added. “It’s people living their lives. We just have to stay vigilant. If people are not wearing masks or washing their hands, they are putting themselves and their loved ones at risk. People really have to focus on it.” Both Lanphere and Weldai pointed to an increase in the rise of COVID-19 cases in younger people, particularly those in the late teens to late 20s, those who are out of high school. “We’ve seen an uptick in hospitalizations and also cases among younger people,” CHA’s Lanphere said. “Gatherings seem to be causing this rise.” Weldai encouraged this age group to recommit to proper health and safety protocols. “We really need to look out for those who need us to look for them,” said Weldai. “We’re hoping that [this younger age group] will take that responsibility. We need to protect those who are medically fragile. Please, please, please wear your mask and avoid gathering in large or small groups.” On the subject of schools and a potential return of in-person learning in the Malden Pubeasily accessible ways. With a fresher and more inviting look, MVES puts the focus on the individuals we serve and their families/caregivers. “As a leader in healthy aging for older adults, it’s important for us to make information regarding its programs and services easily accessible for current and prospective consumers,” said MVES CEO Daniel O’Leary. Partnering with Agency lic Schools, Weldai noted that some students were scheduled to return to classes in the school buildings on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Highest needs students returning to classrooms “We are in the process of bringing back to the classroom our highest needs students, and everyone in the Malden Public Schools has been working very hard to make that happen,” Weldai said. Weldai noted that about 200 students were returning to the buildings Oct. 13, representing just 3% of the approximately 6,400 students enrolled in the Malden Public Schools overall this school year. “From Supt. Oteri and the central administration on down, they’ve done a tremendous job preparing for these students to return,” Weldai said. “Students will be wearing PPE [personal protective equipment]; teachers are wearing PPE and the buildings are cleaned thoroughly on a daily basis.” Weldai also told the panel that parents or caregivers of the highest needs students were asked if they wanted their children back in the buildings for in-person learning, and they were able to make their own choice. As for the rest of the school staff and the other 6,000-plus Malden students, the Malden School Committeeman, himself an educator as an assistant principal in the Chelsea Public Schools, said that Malden teachers were given the option to either continue to teach remotely from their own homes, or teach their classes from their original classrooms in the school buildings. There is no set date for the remainder of the Malden Public School students to return to the classroom as city and school officials continue to monitor data and trends while following continual state and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) guidance. Register Online at: www.phunkphenomenon.com 3, a website designer and developer, MVES endeavored to provide visitors with the most accurate, up-todate information and share knowledge and expertise in the fi eld of supporting older adults to stay in their homes as they age. MVES’s goal with this new website is to provide its visitors an easier way to learn about the many services and programs it off ers, and to browse information based on their own choice. The new website gives better access to About Us, Programs and Services, how you can Support Our Mission and comprehensive information on volunteering and working for MVES. 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Question 1 asks voters if they approve of a proposed law that would require that motor vehicle owners and independent repair facilities be provided with expanded access to mechanical data related to vehicle maintenance and repair. Gov. Charlie Baker’s Office of Administration and Finance is required by law to analyze the fiscal consequences if the proposed law is approved. “The proposed law has no discernible material fiscal consequences for state and municipal government finances,” says the analysis. “Massachusetts voters voted a record-setting 86 percent in favor of the Right to Repair ballot initiative in 2012,” said Tommy Hickey, Director of the Right To Repair Coalition, the group urging a “yes” vote on Question 1, to Beacon Hill Roll Call. “Technology has evolved and there was a loophole in the law carving out wireless communications that manufacturers are using to restrict access to independent repair shops forcing consumers to dealerships. This ballot initiative would give car owners direct access to their diagnostic and repair information because we, as a coalition, believe if you bought the car, you should get all the information necessary to fix it and share the information with a repair shop of your choice.” “Question 1 is not Right to Repair,” said Conor Yunits, spokesperson for the Coalition for Safe and Secure Data, the group urging a “no” vote on Question 1, to Beacon Hill Roll Call.“We already have Right to Repair in Massachusetts, and it works: more than 70 percent of post-warranty repairs are done by independent mechanics. They are a critical piece of the repair network and that will not change. Question 1 is about major national retail chains like AutoZone and NAPA spending $21 million in Massachusetts because they want your data. Question 1 creates an ‘open access platform’ that connects to every vehicle in Massachusetts and unlocks a secure system, which is why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warns that malicious actors could access and potentially take control of your vehicle.” A dispute has also erupted between the two groups on whether the availability of this information can be dangerous for victims of domestic violence. “Domestic violence advocates warn how dangerous this information could be,” says Yunits. “Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, wrote, ‘Access to vehicle data, particularly call logs and GPS location, enables persons who perpetrate abuse to possess the tools necessary to track and monitor their victim.’” But supporters of Question 1 disagree. “The Jane Doe group was ill-informed that this ballot initiative was about GPS location which it is not,” responded Hickey. “They have since withdrawn their position after finding out that this was simply about mechanical information necessary to diagnose, maintain and repair the car. In fact, they have also stated they did not give permission to car manufacturers to use their group’s name in the voter guidebook.” Toni Troop, Director of Communications and Development for Jane Doe Inc., responded to Beacon Hill Roll Call’s request to explain the situation. “This past week, many of you received a 2020 Voters Guide in the mail,” said Troop. “In that guide, Jane Doe, Inc. is quoted and portrayed as opposing Question 1. We would like to be clear that [we were] not consulted about our inclusion in this guide. While Jane Doe Inc. is not taking a public stand on this ballot question, at this time, we do not believe that a yes vote on Question 1 would uniquely compromise survivor safety in the manner portrayed by opponents [of the bill].” Opponents of Question 1 defended their use of the quotes from Jane Doe. “Our Red Book language quotes directly from public testimony Jane Doe Inc. submitted to the Legislature,” countered Yunits. “We followed appropriate channels to inform them this language would be included in the Red Book before it was submitted in July.” “When we were first presented with the Right to Repair issue late last year, we turned to our coalition partners in California for guidance given that they had recently navigated a similar initiative in their state,” said Troop. “Drawing from their experiences and insight, we wrote testimony in opposition to the Right to Repair legislation. At the time, our analysis of that legislation raised some safety and privacy concerns for victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence that we did not feel had been adequately addressed by proponents. We raised specific concerns regarding the potential for abuse due to the broadening of avenues to abuse access to data.” “Since January, our analysis has evolved,” continued Troop. “The current ballot question proposed is distinct from what was initially proposed in California and does not appear to pose the heightened risk of breach of personal information as suggested by those who oppose this initiative.” “Let's be very clear,” said Brian Johnson, owner of Brian's Auto Repair and Tire in Fitchburg and a supporter of Question 1.“Car manufacturers have one goal here, and one goal only—to steer you to their dealerships where you will pay more for the services. They may tell you otherwise, but the bottom line is this: Without access to their secure gateways, we will have no way of accessing the diagnostic information we need. And it is prohibitively expensive to gain that access.” “Right to Repair 2020 is not about repair at all,” said General Manager Jason Pappas of Copeland Chevrolet in Brockton, an opponent of Question 1. “The OnStar system is the largest vehicle telematics system in the United States and as a Chevrolet dealer we do not use it to repair vehicles. We connect to vehicles through the OBD 2 Connector under the dashboard, which is the same way independent repair facilities connect to a vehicle. Vote no on Question 1 and protect your data. This is nothing more than a data grab by aftermarket parts manufacturers and large repair chains.” Here are the official arguments, gathered by the secretary of state, by each side of the question. A maximum of 150 words is allowed. IN FAVOR OF QUESTION #1: Written by Tommy Hickey, Massachusetts Right to Repair, 617-248-9772 www.massrighttorepair.org “A yes vote for Right to Repair will guarantee that as technology advances, drivers can continue to get their cars repaired where they want. We passed the first Right to Repair law in 2012, but as new cars become more computerized auto manufacturers are using a loophole to restrict access to data needed to diagnose problems, make repairs and perform maintenance. This means car owners are steered toward more expensive dealer repair options. Vote yes to protect independent repair shops and preserve your ability to shop around. Voting yes provides access only to mechanical and repair information, not personal information. A yes vote ensures that you will have the choice to provide access to the repair information necessary to fix your car to your local independent repair shop even as cars become more computerized. It’s your car, you paid BHRC | SEE PAGE 19

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 Page 11 MARIJUANA | FROM PAGE 1 Christenson and then obtain a state license from the Massachusetts Cannabis Commission. If both those steps are accomplished, the company and its owners would then return to the Malden CLC for final approval of a local retail marijuana license. The lengthy public hearing was primarily driven by questions and opinions asked and offered by all the 11 City Councillors. The public comment segment of the hearing was brief, but impassioned, as one resident spoke in favor of the permit being granted and two, including a former longtime City Councillor, spoke against the petition. One repeated concern of several of the City Council members, including those who voted for and against the petition in the end, was traffic issues, including volume as well as plans for entering and leaving the establishment. In the eventual vote to approve the special permit, specific condition language was added to include a directive that the petitioner address access and egress concerns as part of the agreement, at the request of Ward 1 Councillor Peg Crowe. The proposed retail site is located in the western end of her ward, one street away from Ward 2. These concerns are also expected to be addressed in the course of the Host Community Agreement (HCA). Additionally, at the request of Ward 4 Councillor Ryan O’Malley, another amendment to granting the motion tied the special permit to the five-year life of the anticipated HCA to be negotiated with the Mayor’s Office. A common theme driven by many speakers throughout the hearing was that it was not a night to replay the “pros and cons” of the 2016 state vote on legalizing marijuana sales in Massachusetts, but instead, to consider the merits of the petition before the City Council. Attorney Patrick MacDonald, who gave a presentation on behalf of Misty Mountain to open the hearing, made this point from the outset. “We do recognize there exists objection to the legalization of marijuana, but that is not the issue before [the Council],” McDonald said, “not whether it is a good idea or a bad idea to legalize marijuana. What is before [the Council] is whether this applicant is a good fit under the city’s own guidelines. “This applicant [Misty Mountain] is an extraordinarily good fit,” McDonald said. Establishment would be at 323 Commercial St. According to the plan in place, Misty Mountain Shop would replace a building now occupied by Mattuchio Construction Co., which is located at 323 Commercial St. The owner said Tuesday that a parcel at 323A Commercial St. has also been acquired and will be merged to create a 32,000 square foot site. Plans are to spend upwards of $400,000 to completely renovate the interior and exterior of the existing building while demolishing a smaller portion of the structure in the rear, which would free up more space for parking, where 49 spaces would be provided. Only sales of marijuana products, including buds, prerolled marijuana joints, edibles and other marijuana-infused products would occur at the establishment, with no cultivation or excessive storage of product planned at the site. The owner, Gath, who is an engineer and indicated the daily operation of the business would become his full-time job, said he has worked on the design, development and construction of approximately 30 marijuana retail sites in states where the product is legal in the past five years. Gath said Misty Mountain is hoping to realize between $6 million-$13 million-plus in annual sales at the Malden site. City’s revenue take could be from $360K-$800K Attorney McDonald noted that with a 3% local tax and an additional 3% community impact fee, this would be a revenue generator for the City of Malden. Using those figures, it is estimated the business might generate from $360,000 to $800,000 in tax/mitigation revenue annually. The most vocal opponent at Tuesday’s hearing was Ward 2 Councillor Paul Condon, whose ward abuts the proposed retail outlet, just one street away on Pearl Street. Condon voted “no” on the special permit, along with O’Malley (Ward 4) and Barbara Murphy (Ward 5). Voting in favor were Councillors Neal Anderson (Ward 7), David Camell (Ward 6), Crowe (Ward 1), Debbie DeMaria (at Large), Amanda Linehan (Ward 3), Craig Spadafora (at Large), Steve Winslow (at Large) and City Council President Jadeane Sica (Ward 8). Condon made it clear he both disapproved of the 2016 vote legalizing marijuana and is concerned over the negative traffic impact the establishment could possibly have on an intersection already in distress. “It is already right next to one of the most dangerous intersections in this city, and this business would add to the volume and vehicle trips in that area,” Condon said. “Between 3:30 and 5:30 in the afternoon the traffic there is brutal. I don’t see how any cars will get in and out of there safely. It’s backed up over a mile every day.” Condon also revisited the 2016 Massachusetts marijuana legalization vote. “It passed 5346 percent, hardly a landslide, and it was a similar percentage in Malden. Then the state got cute and tucked in that in communities that voted in favor, they would allow a number of marijuana establishments that would equal 20% of liquor stores in a community.” Condon calls for city moratorium at two marijuana facilities “For Malden that means five marijuana facilities. I truly don’t believe [legalization] would have passed in this city or statewide if voters were fully aware of this piece of the legislation,” Condon added. “You just can’t win in a vote like this. I hope we go about our business and get our voters to limit our marijuana establishments in the future to just two.” Two Councillors who voted to grant the special permit agreed that they do not support marijuana and its use in general, but pointed to the reality of the issue – that it is now legal – and that a business of this nature is allowed in Malden. “All you have to do is sit in my backyard next to Trafton Park at night if you want to know that marijuana is in Malden,” said Councilor-at-Large Winslow. “We did put all of the regulations and the Cannabis Committee in place, and this petitioner has followed everything that was asked.” “There are pros and cons of every business that comes into our city,” Winslow added. “This is about as good as we can do in Malden, with the actual site and business plan. If we were going to make many more restrictions, we would not be following the laws.” “I’m another one who’s not a marijuana user and have no personal interest in that aspect,” Ward 7’s Anderson said. “But marijuana is here to stay in the city – legal or illegal, we are going to have it. If [Misty Mountain] does the business it hopes to do, it would be a significant amount of tax revenue.” “We have to address traffic issues, but it appears to be a well-planned business,” Anderson added. “I am in full support of this [petition],” City Council President Sica said. “Since five of eight of the original applicants were looking to set up an establishment in Ward 8, I believe I am the only Councillor who attended every meeting held on all of the applications.” Second public hearing for marijuana sales Oct. 27 The members will be holding a second public hearing at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27 on the application of Standard Naturals, Inc. That special permit application seeks to locate a marijuana retail establishment at 7 Linehurst Rd. in Malden. The proposed Linehurst Road retail site is in Councillor Sica’s Ward 8, on the Malden-Revere-Saugus line, off the Bennett Highway portion of Route 1 northbound. The Misty Mountain owner, Gath, told the Councillors his business plans on “becoming a community partner,” with intentions of hosting weekly, small group seminars on-site about marijuana, its use and its effects. Gath also said the business will create 30 new jobs in the city, adding that at least 50% of the jobs will be designated for Malden residents. In response to an inquiry by Councillor-at-Large DeMaria, Gath confirmed that an emphasis would be made on embracing the Malden community diversity when hiring as well. “We would definitely like to see Malden residents get priority in hiring and we appreciate that you are considering Malden’s diversity as well when you do your hiring,” Councillor DeMaria said. She also gave notice of the lengthy vetting period Misty Mountain had gone through to get to this point, a process that began in 2018 when the principals first inquired. Malden did not begin accepting applications for marijuana special permits until April 2019, DeMaria recalled. “Thanks for hanging in there,” she said. Councillor Murphy, one of the three votes against the petition, said she is concerned that the retail site would be in proximity to both a childcare facility to its east, ABCD Head Start, at 359 Commercial St., and a new addiction recovery center a quarter-mile to its west, Bridge Recovery Center, 239 Commercial St., which will be run by Malden Overcoming Addiction (MOA). Murphy calls for educating youths on marijuana “You have mentioned educational sessions for people who come into your establishment, but what about the MTEC [Malden Teen Enrichment Center] and high school kids? We don’t want the next generation of kids doing drugs,” Councillor Murphy said. “Where do you fit in our community to stop the spread of drugs in this community?” Attorney McDonald said the owner would be open to addressing these concerns in the course of the host community agreement negotiations. “[Erik Gath] would be open to addressing these target groups (high school-aged students).” In the public comment section of the hearing, former Malden City Councillor Neil Kinnon made a lengthy statement against the petition, citing that, if granted, the Malden location would be the only one available in the region, potentially attracting many from outside the community to its doors. “Marijuana sales are banned in Everett, banned in Medford, banned in Stoneham and in most communities going up Rt. 93 North all the way to New Hampshire,” Kinnon said. “It will be the only one [marijuana retail site] around. It is impossible to say it would not be detrimental to the neighborhood.” Kinnon also cited figures he said indicate that increased collision and vehicle fatality rates were up in states, such as Colorado and Washington, where marijuana had been legalized previously. “Marijuana use is comparable to binge drinking,” Kinnon said, “but alcohol users don’t [always] drink to get drunk, but normal marijuana users smoke to get stoned.” Ward 6 Councilor David Camell asked about security at the site. “We would like to hear about provisions for security as this would be a concern from some residents,” Camell said. A former State Police Trooper, Karen Hawkes, was present at the meeting and noted that a detailed security plan was presented at the Malden CLEC review and met the approval of Malden Police Chief Kevin Molis, among others. Councilor-at-Large Spadafora zeroed in on traffic concerns, noting that the revenue projections added up to an estimated $192,000 per week in sales, at $10 million in revenue per year, which he said would be 1,900 trips a week to the site, using $100 per visit as a guideline, “probably more than that,” he said. Spadafora ties finances to traffic projections “They have to get that [the $192,000 per week estimate] to be successful,” Councillor Spadafora said. “We still have to look at the traffic [impact]. Already it’s a nightmare down there.” “It’s a little bit of a challenge for me to swallow, and it’s amazing to me that in all the traffic studies presented by businesses to this Council there is never a detrimental impact to the community included,” Spadafora added. “I would hope the attached conditions to this permit will address the traffic issues.” He later voted in favor of the special permit. “I did not support this initially, but they [Misty Mountain] did all the steps and added conditions that are important to all of us. I MARIJUANAS | SEE PAGE 22

Page 12 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 Gallery@57 features line of facemasks by Carolina Hernandez T he Gallery@57 is currently featuring designer Carolina Hernandez and her distinctive line of facemasks. Hernandez’s primary focus as an artist has been in the world of fashion design (couture, ready to wear garments, avant-garde designs and costume masterpieces). Her label, Veteran Couture, was inspired by her service in the U.S. Navy. In an interview in Sheeba Magazine she described her label as “the yin and yang: the analytical and structured side of military service is the counterbalance to the creative and artistic side of fashion.” Her designs blend her passions, and she calls them “wearable, functional, creative artwork.” Hernandez learned to sew Carolina Hernandez as a young woman in Mexico and was inspired by her grandmothers and her mother early on. Her goal of one day becoming a fashion designer continued, eventually leading her to The Art Institute of California – San Diego after her naval service was completed. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design and she continues to be a naval reservist. She has participated in fashion shows supporting nonprofit organizations bringing awareness to the issues of human trafficking and domestic violence. Hernandez is also busy promoting and supporting entrepreneur veterans, hoping her story can inspire others to find the best version of themselves. Her work can be seen at Veteran Couture, Inc. on Facebook, and her facemasks are currently on sale at The Gallery@57 in Malden. XpresSpa Group begins construction of XpresCheck COVID-19 testing facility at Logan Airport I n October, XpresSpa Group, Inc., a health and wellness company, announced that it has started construction on an XpresCheck COVID-19 testing site at Boston Logan International Airport that is expected to be fully operational by November. This is a modular constructed testing facility within the International Arrival area of pre-security Terminal E that is expected to host seven separate testing rooms with an anticipated capacity to administer more than 400 tests per day. COVID-19 testing options will include a rapid molecular COVID-19 test, the polymerase chain reaction test and the blood antibody test. All three tests are similarly offered at the XpresCheck locations in JFK International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. “We are eager to launch XpresCheck at Boston Logan International Airport, which will be our third COVID-19 testing facility this fall. We believe that our current presence in JFK and Newark, and upcoming expansion to Logan enables us to play an important role in supporting the return of domestic and international air travel to pre-pandemic levels by making sure both airport employees and travelers feel safe and confident when they come to the airport,” said XpresSpa Group CEO Doug Satzman. “As previously indicated, our intention is to continue XpresCheck’s national expansion and we remain in active discussions with additional airports for further development of this concept.” Governor announces COVID-19 measures in place to ensure winter readiness O n October 13 the Baker-Polito Administration provided an update on a series of initiatives that will keep supporting the residents of the Commonwealth to stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the state’s readiness status heading into the fall and winter. Led by the COVID-19 Command Center, the Administration outlined interdepartmental programs that have been built or expanded since the start of the pandemic in March, all of which strengthen the Commonwealth’s ability and capacity to respond if COVID cases in Massachusetts increase. This includes: • One of the most robust testing networks in the nation • A first-in-class contact tracing network • Investments and strengthened initiatives to provide appropriate care for older adults and staff at Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF) • Hospital preparedness plans • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) stockpile investments • Health and Safety requirements to protect teachers and students as schools reopen • A cautious, phased approach to resume business activity Testing Since the start of the pandemic, approximately 4.8 million tests have been administered to more than 2.4 million residents in Massachusetts. Growing steadily from approximately 2,000 tests per day in March to about 13,000 a day in May, today approximately 65,000 tests are administered every day. A key driver in this success has been the Stop the Spread initiative, which has sites in 18 of the highest-risk communities. On October 13 the Administration announced that the Stop the Spread initiative has been extended through December. As part of its readiness, the state now has the in-state lab capacity to process more than 100,000 tests per day if demand warrants. This level of testing, which has an average turnaround time of 1.8 days, is part of a strong readiness foundation to identify COVID, stop the spread and inform policy through data analysis. Contact tracing In April – responding quickly to the increasing number of cases – the Commonwealth established the Contact Tracing Collaborative (CTC), a collaboration between the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), local boards of health and Partners in Health. Today, this network includes just less than 2,000 workers who maintain regular connection with and support for individuals who are isolated in quarantine. A team of epidemiologists was recently added to CTC to investigate cases, identify the source of transmission and catch clusters early. To date, more than 100,000 people have been contacted. Hospital readiness Hospitals are now required to continue adherence to the policies put in place upon reopening to ensure continued readiness, including regarding PPE inventories, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nursing staffing ratios, and strictly ensuring sufficient inpatient capacity. Massachusetts hospitals have approximately 50 percent ICU capacity available, plus additional beds can be made available by converting medical or surgical beds through established and proven procedures. Further, temporary spaces can be reused. In the spring, the state set up five alternative medical sites. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is prepared to rapidly reinstate these if necessary. LTCF readiness Caring for older adults in LTCF has been a priority since the earliest days of the pandemic. Early on, the state provided approximately 2.8 million pieces of PPE to nursing homes and opened dedicated COVID isolation spaces and facilities to safely cohort and protect residents and staff and help stop the spread. An additional measure to protect staff and residents: The state implemented a surveillance testing program ahead of federal guidance. From July 1 to October 8, approximately 280,000 state-financed tests for residents and staff have occurred. The Commonwealth has retained clinical rapid response teams if severe staffing shortages occur. The latest set of reforms, which include more than $400 million in new funding for infection control and staffing, build on the legislatively authorized Long Term Care Facility Commission’s report. PPE stockpile In the early days of the pandemic, the global supply chain struggled to deliver critical PPE. Massachusetts pursued every piece of it and partnered with local manufacturers, which pivoted operations to support essential workers in a time of need. The Commonwealth has added millions of pieces of PPE to the state stockpile over the last several months with sufficient material to support medical institutions if their supplies run low through 2021. In addition to masks, gowns, gloves and other PPE, the stockpile includes approximately 1,200 ventilators, almost double the number on hand in the spring. For perspective, the peak number of ICU patients was 1,085 in April. K-12 After extensive consultation with infectious disease physicians and pediatricians, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provided districts with detailed guidance on how to develop plans for safely delivering in-person instruction. The guidance was endorsed by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. DPH developed town-by-town health metrics to guide school districts on whether to be fully in-person, hybrid or remote, based on three weeks of community-wide data. DPH has also made available rapid response mobile testing for any school that experiences a COVID cluster. To help districts bring their children back to school, Governor Charlie Baker allocated nearly $1 billion to municipalities and school districts, through formula distributions of COVID Relief Funds and targeted grants, providing students with access to computers and connectivity. In collaboration with legislative leaders, the Administration has committed to increasing Chapter 70 school aid – adjusting for inflation and enrollment – to ensure stable funding even in this challenging economic and fiscal climate.

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 Page 13 Community Preservation Committee seeks public input on community needs, priorities Residents invited to take online survey T he Community Preservation Committee is receiving public input on community needs and priorities related to the Community Preservation Act (CPA) program areas for the FY22 funding round. CPA funds can be spent on Historic Preservation, Aff ordable Housing, and Open Space/ Outdoor Recreation. A portion of the funds must be spent in each of these program areas each year. A Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 21. Written public comments received before 12:00 p.m. on October 21 will be read into the record at the hearing. Residents are also invited to take an online survey that is available at https://forms.gle/ tphou3ZNiiZTfXw2A. See sample survey below: O Baker announces COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group n October 7, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group to advance eff orts to prepare to distribute a safe and eff ective COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available. Comprised of medical professionals, public health experts, elected offi cials, community leaders and infectious disease specialists, the COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group will advise the Administration, including the state Department of Public Health (DPH) and the COVID-19 Command Center, on communication, distribution and equity issues relating to a COVID-19 vaccine. The Commonwealth has actively been working on preparedness and planning for a COVID-19 vaccine since early August. This work builds on and enhances the state’s experience in distributing approximately three million vaccine doses each year. The group will help inform the planning and preparedness work already underway and further strengthen eff orts to successfully and equitably allocate, distribute and administer a safe and eff ective COVID-19 vaccine. During the past decade, the Commonwealth has invested in the state-of-the-art Massachusetts Immunization Information System, which serves as the state’s vaccine registry, ordering system and inventory mechanism. More than 3,000 provider sites currently report their data to this system, and DPH is actively onboarding an additional 1,000 clinical sites to further enhance the distribution and tracking of a COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group works closely with DPH leaders, particularly DPH Medical Director Dr. Larry Madoff and DPH Assistant Commissioner Kevin Cranston. Its members are as follows: • Dr. Paul Biddinger, Chair – Mass General Brigham (formerly known as Partners HealthCare) • Dr. Barry Bloom – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health • Dr. Vincent Chiang – Boston Children’s Hospital • Attorney Michael Curry – Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers • Dr. Robert Finberg – University of Massachusetts Medical School • State Senator Cindy Friedman – Chair of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Health Care Financing • Dr. Marc Lipsitch – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health • State Representative Ronald Mariano – House of Representatives Majority Leader • Wanda McClain – Brigham and Women’s Hospital • Dr. Asif Merchant – Massachusetts Medical Society • Mayor Daniel Rivera – City of Lawrence • Dr. John Rocchio – CVS Health • Dr. David Twitchell – Boston Medical Center • Rev. Liz Walker – Roxbury Presbyterian Church • Phoebe Walker – Franklin Regional Council of Governments • Dr. Simone Wildes – South Shore Hospital • Dr. Sharon Wright – Beth Israel Lahey Health MassFiscal weighs in on governor’s $45.5B budget proposal T Veterans Day virtual parade videos wanted W ith Veterans Day on the horizon and as the COVID-19 pandemic has not gone away, it has become clear that the prospect of having a traditional in-person Veterans Day Parade is not possible. Building from the success of the Memorial Day virtual parade video, the City of Malden has decided to do something similar for Veterans Day. The City is asking all people who are either actively serving or former members of the armed services to fi lm a short video clip to be submitted for the City’s video. When submitting your video, please do the following: ▪ Have the Veteran or active duty service person themselves be the one to deliver the message; ▪ Announce name, service branch and current/former rank, and if active service where currently serving; ▪ Announce something about the person’s connection to Malden, whether saying what neighborhood the person is from, shout-out to someone back home, year they graduated from a Malden school, etc. – something that really says “Malden!”; ▪ Keep the entire video 30 seconds or less as the City anticipates a lot of videos to be included. You may submit all videos either by emailing info@cityofmalden.org or messaging facebook.com/cityofmalden to receive instructions on how to upload your video. he Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance recently responded to Governor Charlie Baker’s $45.5 billion revised state budget, which calls for more spending than his pre-COVID budget released in January. Despite the increase in spending, the new budget anticipates less tax money being collected by the state than in January. To cover this gap, the Governor’s budget spends approximately $1.35 billion of the state’s $3.5 billion “rainy-day” fund, leaving the balance at around $2.2 billion at the end of the year. “Governor Baker was right to propose the state draw on the ‘rainy day’ fund to pay for state spending during a once in a generation crisis. However, without reducing state spending, the state continues heading in the wrong direction. Taxpayers would be more willing to see their savings be spent if it included a reduction in state government spending,” said Paul Craney, spokesman for the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance. Massachusetts remains operating under pandemic-related executive orders, originally promulgated in March, that have shut down or limited economic activity around the state. After setting records for highest unemployment in the country over the summer, the Commonwealth continues to be among the states with the highest unemployment and its economy remains severely distressed. BUDGET | SEE PAGE 15

Page 14 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 MassFiscal praises AIM’s position on potential tax hikes T he Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance (MassFiscal) recently responded to the Association of Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) coming out against future tax increases that would hurt the state’s businesses. AIM’s newsletter points out the hard reality that countless small businesses are currently facing, many of which are on the verge of collapse. AIM calls for support from Beacon Hill for these businesses, by extinguishing calls for new taxes. “Any tax hike or new tax, whether broad based, targeted (often euphemistically called “user fees”), should be rejected by State House leaders. Now is the time for the Speaker, the Senate President and the Governor to roll up their sleeves and put the interests of the public ahead of their big government wish lists,” said MassFiscal Spokesperson/Board Member Paul Craney. “State House leaders need to realize they cannot spend their way out of a budget and economic crisis. They cannot tax businesses into prosperity; rather, they should focus on government spending reform.” He added, “Today’s warning by AIM should not fall on deaf ears among State House leaders. It’s a warning for all legislators, whether they represent the most conservative or the most left-wing districts across the state. Ignoring AIM’s concern, which in turn represents the concerns of businesses all around the state, will only result in a loss of more jobs and a deeper economic hole to climb out of…Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance is pleased to see AIM use their important voice to appropriately weigh in on the looming budget and policy battle that will take place after the election. The employer community is often on the table, and never at the table. It’s time that changes.” ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF PROPOSED AMENDED 2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN 5-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD In accordance with the federal regulations relative to citizen participation for Community Planning and Development Programs and applicable waivers to those requirements through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act as set forth in the memorandum from U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), dated April 9, 2020, the City of Malden (“the City”) is making available to the public for review and comment an amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan. Pursuant to emergency waivers provided by HUD to the City in April 2020 and subsequently incorporated into the City’s Citizen Participation Plan, the public comment period for amendments in response to state and national emergencies is 5 calendar days. Amendment Summary: This is an amendment to enable the City to receive and administer $780,411 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from HUD made available through the third tranche of CDBG CARES Act funding. The funding will be used to facilitate assistance to households, persons, and businesses impacted by COVID-19 and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by preventing eviction and ensuring housing stability. Eligible CDBG activities will include but not be limited to rental assistance, eviction prevention services, microenterprise assistance, creation/ retention of jobs for low- and moderate-income persons, support for small businesses owned by low- and moderate-income persons, and administrative and planning costs associated with these activities. Most programs funded under this amendment will meet the national objective for benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, though some business activities may meet the national objective for addressing an urgent need. Public Comment Period and Process: The draft amendment can be viewed at www.maldenredevelopment.com. This Action Plan amendment is available for a 5-day public comment period from October 16 to October 21. Citizens wishing to submit written comments during the public review and comment period should email comments no later than October 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. to Alex Pratt, Community Development Director, at apratt@maldenredevelopment.com. Comments can also be provided during a virtual public hearing to be held Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. on Zoom. All comments received will be included in the Final Amendment sent to HUD along with the City’s responses. Zoom Public Hearing Log-In Information: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86052676109?pwd=QnpXNHlaYk9xSGdHbitkVUVnMENPdz09 Meeting ID: 860 5267 6109 Passcode: 360617 Call in by phone by dialing one of the following numbers and providing the meeting ID and passcode listed above: +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) or +1 929 205 6099 US (New York). Other call-in numbers can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kd4sTnrimp In the unlikely event that the meeting log-in information changes due to technical issues by Zoom, the MRA will post updated log-in information on www.maldenredevelopment.com. October 16, 2020 FBI Warns of Potential Charity Fraud Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic M any Americans want to help during the COVID-19 pandemic by contributing to charities, but the FBI is warning that scammers also want to help—they want to help themselves to your money. Nationwide, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies have received reports of scammers fraudulently soliciting donations for individuals, groups, and areas affected by COVID-19. They are leveraging the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money, your personal information, or both. Don’t let them. Charity scams often occur when a scammer poses as a real charity or uses the name of a real charity to get money from you. Be careful about giving money to any charity calling you for donations and be wary if you get a call about a donation pledge that you don’t remember making. Remember, you can’t always believe your caller ID. Scammers often spoof organizations’ phone numbers. It’s always best to research the organization telephone number yourself and call direct to verify. Do not be pressured or rushed to donate. That is a strong indicator of a scam. Similarly, if you receive an email purporting to be from a charitable organization, do not click on links. These could be attempts to download viruses onto your computer or cell phone. Watch out for charity names which sound very similar to well-known charities, as well as email addresses that are not consistent with the charity soliciting donations. Instead, search for the charity using an internet search engine to ensure you’re connected to the actual charitable organization. The best way to protect yourself is by doing your research. Here are some tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of a charity fraud:  Do your homework when it comes to donations, whether you’re donating through charities, social media, or crowdfunding websites. MALDEN: TODAY | FROM PAGE 7 to the chase. We all know my main man Mohammed Saab, his brothers and his able-bodied mechanics at Superior Gas & Auto Repair are the best of the best! You always leave there a happy, satisfied and informed customer. And Mohammed is, like (really), wicked smaht! He should have been a political talking head on MSNBC! Missed his calling. Once again, I digress. So, who do you think wins top dog for Auto Service/Repair? Everybody else in the city but Superior (and I believe a few were simply made up – where the heck is the repair shop called “Highland Avenue??”). Don’t worry Mo, Malden knows you guys are the best. In the “those who refuse to remember the past are condemned to repeat it” category, I present the following. We all know my main gal Gina and her more than able-bodied hair stylists’ compadres at Salon Viari are the best of the best! You always leave there a happy, satisfied customer. And Gina is, like (really), wicked nice! So, who do you think wins top dog for best Hair Salon!? Everybody else in the city  Look for online reviews of charity organizations or use information from your state’s regulator of charities or from websites like the Better Business Bureau, give.org, charitynavigator.org, or charitywatch.org to check on the legitimacy of charitable organizations.  Before donating, ask how much of the donation will go toward the program or cause you want to support. Every organization has administrative costs, and it’s important to understand those structures.  Never pay by gift card or wire transfer. Credit cards are safer.  After making a donation, be sure to review your financial accounts to ensure additional funds are not deducted or charged.  Always do your research before clicking on links purporting to provide information on the virus, purchasing COVID-related products online, or providing your personal information in order to receive money or other benefits. The FBI has more tips at fbi. gov/charityfraud. If you think you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, report it to the FBI online at tips. fbi.gov and to FTC at: ftc.gov/ complaint. (and I believe a few that were made up) but Salon Viari. Puzzling to put it kindly. Don’t worry Gina, Malden knows you gals are the best. “This is the end, beautiful friend, this is the end, my only friend, the end.” I had fun with this. Nothing was meant maliciously, of course, as regular readers of mine will attest to. I love you all (said in my best rock star voice after two months on the road). We are fortunate to live in New England, Massachusetts, Malden in 2020. We in Malden are on an upward trajectory unlike anything ever seen in the past. Our future is without limits. We may have way too many “bump outs” (Exchange & Jackson – what the heck!), but if that is the extent of our grievances, then Maldonians should count their proverbial blessings (can’t complain about blue bags anymore – that’s been fixed – insert smiley face). I rest my case – said in my very best Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) voice. Hope you all enjoyed. Postscript: Support local business! Seriously. It’s not just a slogan.

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 Page 15 SHOWCASE CINEMAS INVITES KIDS TO GET INTO THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT WITH “PJ MASKS: HALLOWEEN TRICKSTERS” THIS OCTOBER Showcase Cinemas Presents Exclusive PJ Masks Programming; Shows Running in all Popcorn Club Theaters at 1pm on October 17-18 and 24-25 N orwood, MA, October 14, 2020 - Showcase Cinemas, a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, is helping children get into the Halloween spirit this October by partnering with PJ Masks, the superhero show for preschoolers! Beloved by children and parents alike, Showcase Cinemas is offering exclusive PJ Masks Halloween programming, titled “PJ Masks: Halloween Tricksters” which will be running at all Showcase Cinemas Popcorn Club locations, including Showcase Cinema de Lux locations in Dedham, Revere, Randolph, Foxboro, Blackstone Valley, Lowell and Woburn in Massachusetts, as well as Showcase Cinemas Warwick Quaker Lane in Rhode Island and Showcase Cinema de Lux Springdale in Ohio. With shows running at 1:00pm on October 17, 18, 24 and 25, the “PJ Masks: Halloween Tricksters” program will last approximately 40 minutes and will include full-length episodes, music videos, and lots of Halloween fun! In the Halloween special, heroes Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko must protect the city from Luna Girl, Night Ninja, and the Wolfy Kids, who are trying to steal all the goody bags. Once again, it will be up to the PJ Masks to go into the night to save the day! Tickets are $5 at all locations, and are now for sale online. Showcase is also offering a special offer for Popcorn Club members, who will receive a special PJ Masks character “amulet” bracelet (while supplies last). Customers may pre-order their movie snacks – including freshly popped popcorn, candy and soda – via the Showcase Cinemas app and website and collect them at Xpress Pick-up; concessions are now available in all Showcase Cinemas locations. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to the theater, along with a face covering/mask, per theater safety guidelines. “Children love superheroes, and we’re thrilled to partner with PJ Masks to offer this exclusive Halloween programming this October,” said Mark Malinowski, Vice President of Global Marketing at Showcase Cinemas. “With many traditional Halloween festivities being cancelled this year, we are excited to offer children the chance to celebrate Halloween in a safe environment while watching their favorite PJ Masks heroes save Halloween on the big screen.” Showcase Cinemas theater locations have reopened under the company’s “Be Showcase Safe” health and safety program. The program has been developed and certified with J.S. Held, an environmental, health and safety firm led by noted toxicologists, epidemiologists and an Assistant Surgeon General, US Public Health Service (Retired). More information about Be Showcase Safe can be found at: https://www.showcasecinemas.com/be-showcase-safe BUDGET | FROM PAGE 13 Despite this, the Baker administration proposed raising taxes on popular services like Uber and Lyft and further squeeze struggling businesses by implementing an immediate collection of the sales tax and increased the level of state government spending. “In this pandemic, few industries have been hit harder than ride sharing services and retail businesses. To then decide that their pain can be best addressed with a tax increase, and accelerated tax collections, shows a tone ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS CITY OF MALDEN - OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER The City of Malden invites sealed price, and non-price proposals, in accordance with M.G.L. c.30B, §6, from Vendors for: ONLINE BILL PAY PROCESSING AND FULFILLMENT SERVICES Proposals will be received until Thursday November 12, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at the Office of the Controller, 215 Pleasant Street 2nd Floor, Malden MA 02148. Proposals will not be accepted nor may submitted proposals be corrected, modified or withdrawn after the deadline for proposals. The RFP will be available by email request at purchasing@cityofmalden.org after: Monday, October 19 at 10:00 A.M. Following the deadline for proposals, all proposals received within the time specified will be reviewed by the Evaluation Committee, and an award will be made to the most advantageous proposer for services. October 16, 2020 ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ MALDEN BOARD OF APPEAL PUBLIC HEARING The Malden Board of Appeal will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 6:30 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada), via remote hearing, on Petition 20-013 by James Furlong and Dale Chin for a variance of MCC 12.16.010 Chapter 12 of the revised Ordinances of 2020 as amended of the City of Malden - Namely, Dwelling – Single Family Dimensional Controls of setbacks and lot coverage as per Plans RES-033955-2020 at the property known as and numbered 82 Beltran St, Malden, MA and also known by City Assessor’s Parcel ID #010-053-304 The hearing will be hosted by the City of Malden on Zoom and will be accessible to members of the public who are invited to attend and provide comments via remote participation by accessing the following link and/or telephone: Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://cityofmalden.zoom.us/j/91430981650?pwd=Z0p1TU9NUG9qR1E5NW0wdEJMeFllZz09 Passcode: 648207 Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16465189805,,91430981650#,,,,,,0#,,648207# or +19294362866,,91430981650#,,0# ,648207# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 518 9805 or +1 929 436 2866 Webinar ID: 914 3098 1650 Passcode: 648207 International numbers available: https://cityofmalden.zoom.us/u/acjjZ7QxAY Additional information, Petition & plans available for public review in the Office of Inspectional Services, 215 Pleasant St., 3rd floor, Malden MA or online at www.cityofmalden.org or https://permits.cityofmalden.org/EnerGov_Prod/SelfService By: Nathaniel Cramer, Chair October 16 & 23, 2020 deafness that only could live in the narrow confines of our statehouse. The Governor’s approach will only exacerbate the state budget problem while hurting small businesses,” said Craney. “Whatever budget is approved by the Governor and State House leaders, they need to keep in mind that in January, new state mandates will go into effect that will drive up the cost of doing business. This budget must be viewed in the context of what is coming down the road with more expensive costs of doing business and more economic uncertainty,” said Craney.

Page 16 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 OBITUARIES Marie Elizabeth (McShane) Bucciero О f Malden passed away on October 7, 2020 at Massachusetts General Hospital with her family by her side. She was 80 years of age. Born October 29, 1939, she was the beloved daughter of the late James and Adeline (Kirmes) McShane. Adored mother of Patricia Bucciero and her husband Eduardo Cordeiro of Malden, Michael Bucciero and his wife Patricia of Salem, NH, Fred Bucciero and his wife Paula of Wakefield and Scott Bucciero and his wife Susan of Salem, NH. Cherished grandmother of Lisa and her husband Steven Darragh, Carlo Cordeiro, Anna, Jim, Joseph, John, Nicole and Emily Bucciero. Loving great grandmother of Evelyn and Vivian. Also survived by her brother John McShane and ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ MALDEN CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Malden City Council will hold a virtual public hearing at 7:05 P.M. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 on the petition of Standard Naturals, Inc. seeking a special permit under Section 12.12.190 of Chapter 12, Revised Ordinances of 2020, As Amended, of the City of Malden (formerly Section 300.20 of Chapter 12, Revised Ordinances of 1991, as Amended, of the City of Malden), to allow a Marijuana Establishment, namely, a marijuana retailer, at the property known as and numbered 7 Linehurst Road Street, Malden, MA and also known by City Assessor’s Parcel ID #185 575 563L. Petition and plans are available for public review in the City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor, 215 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA (by appointment only) and on the City website under Permit Application # CMID-032442-2020 at https://permits.cityofmalden.org/EnerGov_ PROD/SelfService#/home. In accordance with Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, M.G.L. c. 30A, §18, and Governor Baker’s March 23, 2020 Revised Guidance on Order by the Governor Prohibiting Assemblage of More than Ten People, this hearing will be virtual and conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. No in- person attendance by members of the public will be permitted, and all effort will be made to permit remote public attendance and participation in this virtual hearing via technological means, in the manner specified below, and if available, via public broadcast of the meeting by Malden Access Cable Television on public access television channels. Additional information/guidelines for the public can be found here: https://www.cityofmalden.org/DocumentCenter/View/2487/Public-information-onPublic-Meetings-and-Hearings-during-the-Declared-State-of-Emergency-related-toCOVID19PDF Members of the public who wish to attend virtually and participate remotely may do so using the following information: Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://cityofmalden.zoom.us/j/99270442644?pwd=VFYzRTVkZW5yekc1a1Yxdi9kYl RkUT09 Webinar ID: 992 7044 2644 Passcode: 577720 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16465189805,,99270442644#,0#,,577720# +19294362866,,99270442644#,0#,,577720# Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 518 9805 +1 929 436 2866 International numbers available: https://cityofmalden.zoom.us/u/adrniaJwur If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Maria Luise, ADA Compliance Coordinator at mluise@cityofmalden.org or 781-397-7000, Ext 2005. By: Gregory Lucey City Clerk October 16 & 23, 2020 his wife Susan of Salem and her sister Linda Duck and her husband John of Chelsea. She was preceded in death by her longtime companion Walter Stuart and her brothers Peter, Paul and Larry McShane. A lifelong Malden resident, Marie attended Malden public schools. While raising her family, she worked in the gift wrap department of Jordan Marsh in Malden Square. She then enjoyed a career at the Federal Department of Transportation in Cambridge, retiring in 2004. In the years after retirement she enjoyed wintering in North Ft. Meyers, Florida, where she had a large circle of friends. She will be fondly remembered for her quick wit, her love of shopping and her penchant for telling entertaining family stories from the past. Above all, Marie loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great granddaughters. She loved hosting her annual Ice Cream Social each summer where she presided over the gathering of her grandchildren and their friends as well as the neighborhood children. It was an event fondly remembered by all who attended. She was a lover of animals and enjoyed the companionship of many pets in her life, particularly her late dog Butch, a.k.a. Honey Boy. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Marie's name to a charity of your choice. Mary R. "Bobbie" Carroll O f Wilmington and formerly of Malden, on Oct. 10, 2020, at age 93. She will be lovingly remembered by her numerous niecRESERVED SPECIAL POWERS OF APPOINTMENT principal upon the death of the lifetime beneficiary or the person who the real estate was deeded to) has a vested remainder interest subject to divestment. If the SPOA is never exercised, the remainder person will end up taking title as originally planned. The pure definition of a Often times, individuals decide to transfer assets in order to protect them against a possible nursing home stay. Due to the risk of losing assets, transfers often occur prior to when the transferor would prefer. An often-used technique used in drafting to create a bigger incentive for such transfers is the insertion of a provision in a deed or in an irrevocable Trust reserving a limited or special power of appointment (SPOA). A SPOA is a power which enables someone at a later date to change the original disposition of the real estate if a deed is the relevant document or the Trust principal if an irrevocable Trust is the relevant document. The SPOA is reserved by the individual transferring an interest in real estate or transferring any type of property to an irrevocable Trust. In 2017, the Massachusetts Appeals Court in the case of Skye v. Hession held that a deed containing such a reserved SPOA was a valid transfer. The remainder person (the person receiving the Trust SPOA is that it cannot be exercised in favor of the person creating the power, his creditors, his estate, or the creditors of his estate. This is important for MassHealth purposes in order to not have the underlying asset(s) countable for eligibility purposes. The MassHealth applicant’s spouse should also be excluded as a person who might benefit from the exercise of the SPOA. As long as the property in question is vested in persons other than the applicant or spouse, and as long as neither of them have any power to revest the property in themselves, the property should be deemed transferred for purposes of beginning the five year look back period. If nursing home level care is not needed within five years from the date of transfer, the property should be protected. Furthermore, any subsequent exercise of the SPOA itself after the five- year period has elapsed should in no way create any additional period of MassHealth ineligibility. Joseph D. Cataldo is an Estate Planning/Elder Law Attorney, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, AICPA Personal Financial Specialist and holds a Master’s Degree in Taxation.

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 Page 17 OBITUARIES es, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her 14 brothers and sisters. Frank Pagano O f Malden and Wareham, Oc t . 8, 2020. Beloved husband of 60 years to Catina (Puzzanghera) Pagano. Loving father of Joseph Pagano & his partner Marianne Skomurski of Peabody & Maria Islami & her husband James of Malden. Brother of Maria Tardanico & the late Larry, Joseph, & John Pagano & Zina Seminara. Cherished grandfather of Tia & Maya Islami. He is also survived by nieces & nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or stjude.org. Anita (Lepore) Arria O f Malden, formerly of Somerville and Boston's West End, October 11. Beloved wife of the late Thomas P. Arria, Sr. Devoted mother of Thomas P. Arria, Jr. of Stoneham, Mary Hurd and her husband William of Jackson, NJ, Charles S. Arria and his wife Ann P. of North Reading, Paul F. Arria and his wife Francesca of Burlington, John A. Arria and his wife Marie C. of Wilmington, Anna Gullage-Tompkins and her husband William Tomkins of Wilmington, and David J. Arria of Georgia. Lovingly survived by 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Anita's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959. Live on Revere Beach! One Bedroom Apartment for Rent 1. October 16 is World Food Day, which is celebrated in honor of the 1945 founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of what? 2. What is the name of the 1,000-mile long river between Oklahoma and Texas? 3. What poet who once lived in Lawrence, Mass., wrote the poem that begins “O hushed October morning mild”? 4. Old Fred, the Lord Admiral of Pepperland, was also the Captain of what? 5. On Oct. 17, 1855, Sir Henry Bessemer patented a process for making what? 6. At Fenway Park is The Green Monster the left field or right field wall? 7. Microsoft’s “Bliss” photo that became Windows XP’s default desktop background was taken in what California county that has the Russian River and redwoods? 8. In which state is the River of No Return and Sun Valley? 9. On Oct. 18, 2014, the Belle of Louisville reached 100 years; it holds “the all-time record in her class for miles traveled, years in operation, and places visited” and is what boat type? 10. What mystery character said, “How are you?” and then “You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive”? 11. Traditionally, Waldorf Salad has what nuts? 12. In 2008 Sirius Satellite launched what kind of radio? 13. On Oct. 19, 1944, Peter Tosh was born, who was part of what Jamaican band? 14. In “Coal Miner’s Daughter” who played Loretta Lynn? 15. On Oct. 20, 1992, JCAHO mandated that a hospital be nonsmoking to receive its accreditation; what does JCAHO stand for? 16. In 1912 the Kind of Sweden said, “You, sir, are the greatest athlete in the world” to what Native American? 17. On Oct. 21, 1512, who joined the University of Wittenberg’s theological faculty? 24/7 CONCEIRGE in the Area... The ST. GEORGE on Revere Beach, is conveniently located just steps to the sandy beach and restaurants; 10 Minute WALK TO T STATION and 15 MINUTE T RIDE TO DOWNTOWN. Feel like you are on vacation 12 Months a Year! Unlike other rentals in the area, here the rent includes and all building amenities including Fitness Ctr, Indoor Pool/Jacuzzi, Sauna, 24/7 Concierge, and more.This OVERSIZED NEWLY-RENOVATED 1 Bedroom and 1 Bath Unit boasts an OPEN FLOOR PLAN with a modern balcony with views of the BOSTON SKYLINE. With expansive windows, there is plenty of NATURAL LIGHT throughout the day and a PARTIAL OCEAN VIEW. To top it all, you get your own JACUZZI and in-unit WASHER/DRYER. $2100. per month. Turn Key Realty LLC, 350 Revere Beach Blvd., Unit 3-3A Revere, MA 02151 / Principal Broker Ken Celano Call 781-264-3992 / Email: kcelano@turnkeyboston.com Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/ Advocate.news.ma 18. America’s first pizzeria, Lombardi’s, started in 1905 in what city? 19. In what 1950’s TV series would you find the Tropicana nightclub? 20. On Oct. 22, 1925, what female was born who had the album “On My Way to Where”? ANSWERS 1. The United Nations 2. The Red River 3. Robert Frost 4. The Yellow Submarine 5. Steel 6. Left field 7. Sonoma 8. Idaho 9. Paddlewheel steamboat 10. Sherlock Holmes (after first meeting Dr. John Watson) 11. Walnuts 12. Internet 13. The Wailers 14. Sissy Spacek 15. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations 16. Jim Thorpe 17. Martin Luther 18. NYC 19. “I Love Lucy” 20. Dory Previn

Page 18 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 avy eniooavvy S iornior avvyavy n r by Jim Miller How to Create an Online Memorial for a Departed Loved One Dear Savvy Senior, My mother passed away last week, and because of COVID we didn’t have a funeral. I would like to create some type of online memorial for her so family and friends can express their condolences and share their stories. What can you tell me about making an online memorial for my mom? Grieving Daughter Dear Grieving, I’m very sorry for your loss. Creating an online memorial for your mom is a great idea and one that’s become increasingly popular in the age of COVID. Thousands of families have created them for their departed loved ones, especially those who didn’t have a proper funeral because of the pandemic. Here’s what you should know. What is an Online Memorial? An online memorial is a website created for a deceased person that provides a central location where their family and friends can visit to share stories, fond memories, photographs, comfort one another and grieve. The memorial can remain online for life, or a specifi c period of time, allowing people to visit and contribute any time in the privacy of their own space. Online memorials started popping up on the Internet in the late 1990s but were created primarily for people who were well known. But now, these sites are for anyone who wants to pay tribute to their departed family member or friend and ensure they will be remembered. Content typically posted on an online memorial includes a biography, pictures and stories from family and friends, timelines of key events in their life, along with favorite music and even videos. Another common feature is an online guestbook where visitors sign their names and write tributes to the departed. Online memorials can also direct visitors to the departed person’s favorite charity or cause to make a donation, as an alternative to sending funeral fl owers. Some online memorial sites today even off er virtual funeral/ event capabilities as a replacement for an in-person funeral. They’ll help you get the word out by off ering invitations and RSVP tracking. Top Online Memorials To make an online memorial there are a wide variety of websites available that make it easier than ever to create a thoughtful, personalized profi le for your mom to celebrate and honor her life, and the process of creating it can be very satisfying. You also need to know that some online memorial sites are completely free to use, while others off er a free and a paid version that provides additional features. Some of the best sites that off er both free and paid options are MyKeeper.com (free or $75) and iLasting.com (free or $49/ year or $99 for a lifetime membership). Or, if you’re interested in one that’s completely free to use, some top options are GatheringUs.com (they do charge for virtual events), Memories.net, InMemori.com and WeRemember.com. Memorialize Facebook If your mom used Facebook, you can also turn her profi le into a memorialized account for free when you show proof of death. This option will let your mom’s family and friends share stories, photos or memories to celebrate her life, with the word “Remembering” shown next to her name. Once her account is memorialized, the content she shared is still visible on Facebook to the audience it was originally shared with, however, her profi le will not show up in public spaces such as people she may know, ads or birthday reminders. In addition, you can also request a Look Back video, which is a short video created by Facebook highlighting your mom’s pictures and most liked status messages. 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. ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL HEARING Malden Community Preservation Committee Notice is hereby given that the City of Malden Community Preservation Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at 6:00PM Eastern Time (US and Canada), via remote hearing, at which members of the public are invited to attend to participate and provide comments on community preservation project ideas for the upcoming FY2021 funding cycle, in the areas of affordable housing, open space/ recreation, and historical preservation that would benefit the City of Malden: Call to Order CPC Presentation Public Comment Survey Close of Meeting Call for Adjournment If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Maria Luise, ADA Compliance Coordinator at mluise@cityofmalden.org or 781-397-7000, Ext 2005 The hearing will be hosted by the City of Malden on Zoom and will be accessible to members of the public who are invited to attend and provide comments via the following link and/or telephone: Internet Link: https://cityofmalden.zoom.us/j/98994825796?pwd=RjBEUTh2RjVMOTJJN0xOMWVPTTND QT09 Passcode: 769173 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16465189805,,98994825796#,,,,,,0#,,769173# or +19294362866,,989 94825796#,,,,,,0#,,769173# Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 518 9805 or +1 929 436 2866 Webinar ID: 989 9482 5796 Passcode: 769173 International numbers available: https://cityofmalden.zoom.us/u/ac0jlCUDth For further information, please contact the City of Malden Community Preservation Committee via email at maldencpc@cityofmalden.org October 9 & 16, 2020 ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS...Beautiful 3 Bdrm. Ranch style home situated in a great side street location. Enjoy 1 level living in this updated home. This home features a fireplace lvrm. leading to an open concept kitchen & dnrm. w/makes for a great entertaining home. Kitchen has custom wood cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Three generous size bdrms., master bdrm. offers an oversize double closet and has its own private master bath. Gleaming hrdwd. flrs. throughout. Walk out basement is partly finished & would be great for extended family or just to have for extra living space. There are 2 driveways for plenty of off street parking and 1 car gar. under which also offers room for extra storage. Cent. air, newer roof and many more updates. Home sits on 12,590 sq. ft. level lot. Offered at $499,900 335 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906 (781) 233-7300 View all our listings at: CarpenitoRealEstate.com View the interior of this home right on your smartphone.

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 Page 19 BHRC | FROM PAGE 10 for it, you should get it fixed where you want.” AGAINST QUESTION #1: Steve McElhinney, for Safe and Secure Data 617-398-0281 www.safeandsecuredata.org.“Vote no on Question 1 to protect your privacy, your safety and your family. Question 1 has nothing to do with fixing cars. ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI20P4412EA Estate of: Thomas Francis Hines Date of Death: 11/23/2019 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition for Formal Adjudication of Intestacy and Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by Kevin W. Hines of Hudson, NH requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that: Kevin W. Hines of Hudson, NH be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in an unsupervised administration. IMPORTANT NOTICE You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 10/28/2020. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised administration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Hon. Maureen H. Monks, First Justice of this Court. Date: October 01, 2020 TARA E. DeCRISTOFARO REGISTER OF PROBATE October 16, 2020 Question 1 is a data grab by third parties who want to gather your personal vehicle information and access it remotely, including location data in real time. Domestic violence advocates warn how dangerous this information could be. Jane Doe, the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, wrote, ‘Access to vehicle data, particularly call logs and GPS location, enables persons who perpetrate abuse to possess the tools necessary to track and monitor their victim.’ A similar proposal failed in California after the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault warned, ‘from this information, a third party, such as a sexual predator, could stalk and/or harm victims.’ Privacy advocates, cybersecurity experts, and domestic violence advocacy groups urge you to vote no on Question 1.” HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK'S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been filed. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible lateFOR RENT!! 350 Revere Beach Blvd., Unit 3-3X, Revere Beach The St. George Condominiums & Beach Club night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of October 5-9, the House met for a total of 16 minutes while the Senate met for a total of two hours and 30 minutes. Mon.Oct. 5 House11:02 a.m. to11:10 a.m. Senate 11:07 a.m. to 1:17 p.m. Tues.Oct. 6 No House session No Senate session. Wed. Oct. 7 No House session. No Senate session Thurs. Oct. 8 House11:00 a.m. to11:08 a.m. Senate 11:07 a.m. to11:27 a.m. Fri. Oct. 9No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com 2 Bed, 2 Bath Luxury Condominium, Nicely Renovated w/ Panoramic Ocean Views Situated Directly on Revere Beach, Open Kitchen, Stainless Steel Appliances, Walnut Cabinets, Bamboo Floors, Garage Parking, Indoor Pool, Steps to Beach, Turn Key Realty LLC, 350 Revere Beach Blvd., Unit 3-3A Revere, MA 02151 / Principal Broker Ken Celano Call: 781-264-3992 / Email: kcelano@turnkeyboston.com REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS BUYER1 Kershner, Deborah L Conroy, Jack Nguyen, Tien T Shrestha, Deepak K Thurnauer, Michael W Lam, Dieter K Reding, Steven Chevalier, Chrisna P Batten, Edward A Brunson, Kirk Shen, Tony H Rogerio, Gomes M Nguyen, Khoi N Shrestha, Sita K Shefsky, Hannah Cho, Min J Schefen, Rachel Chevalier, Joseph Cui, Alice X BUYER2 SELLER1 SELLER2 Kourikchi, Mohammed Fanchaouy, Najat Fishman, Jill A Weiner, Barbara H Lizotte, Mark Jonassaint, Thony Winwin Properties LLC Diphillipo, Fred J Flyhomes Invs MA LLC Wittman, Robert T Diphillipo, Maria M Shah, Angela Lizotte, Elaine Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. ADDRESS 131 Pierce St #306 20-30 Daniels St #115 Wentworth, Anthony M Wentworth, Jennifer M 47 Fairmont St 140 Mills St A I&A M R Ramirez RET Robert-Ramirez, A M 160 Glenwood St Shah, Jay 22 Auburn St #2 8 Winthrop St 24 Bishop Rd 8 Watts St 28 Perkins Ave 38 Wallace Cir #38 38 Granite St CITY Malden Malden Malden Malden Malden Malden Malden Malden Malden Malden Malden Malden DATE 25.09.2020 25.09.2020 24.09.2020 24.09.2020 23.09.2020 23.09.2020 22.09.2020 22.09.2020 21.09.2020 21.09.2020 21.09.2020 21.09.2020 PRICE $300 000,00 $330 000,00 $770 000,00 $560 000,00 $677 000,00 $430 000,00 $700 000,00 $533 000,00 $475 000,00 $404 000,00 $507 500,00 $550 000,00

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Page 22 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 MARIJUANA | FROM PAGE 11 struggled with this one, but they were asked to jump through a lot of hoops in this process and they did it,” said Ward 1 Councillor Crowe, noting that the business agreed to sales by appointment only for the fi rst six months and also to have a paid police detail offi cer on duty for traffi c mitigation and safety for expected peak hours of 3:307:30 p.m. Crowe made an amendment Space for Lease 3 Large Rooms, each with Large Walk-in Storage Area. or Aerobics Studio. Located at Route 1 South at Walnut Street. Rollerworld Plaza, Route 1 South, 425 Broadway, Saugus. Call Michelle at: 781-233-9507 Saugus - $979,000 to the granting vote which called for, in addition to 15 conditions set forth by the Malden Planning Board, a thorough peer review of the traffi c plans surrounding the site and the inclusion of an air fi ltration system inside the facility which would keep any odors of the product from escaping the building. FOR LEASE Commerical Property 134 Ferry St., Everett 1,400 sq. ft., parking available Call 617-240-0767 for more details JOIN OUR TEAM “We seek a quality box truck driver and mover for vending equipment. Full time plus OT available. Good pay and good benefits. Must pass drug test and have a clean driving record. Apply in person Monday-Friday 9am-4pm at 83 Broadway, Malden, MA. No phone calls please.” * Crack Repairing * Pot Hole Filling * Striping Handicapped Spaces * Free Estimates Tom’s Seal Coating Call Gary: 978-210-4012 Rockport - $599,000 38 Main St., Saugus (617) 877-4553 mangorealtyteam.com This magnificent and spectacular home thrives with so much to offer! Beyond the foyer splits where the residence features 4 to 5 bedrooms and COMMERCIAL USE. The residential area is perfect for memorable entertaining and holidays. The kitchen is spacious with a 6 burner Wolf stove, double oven, quartz countertops, along with Brazilian hardwood floors. The first floor offers a Master Bedroom with sitting area that includes pocket doors separating the master bath and large custom walk-in closet. This mixed use sits on a level, one acre that offers a fish pond, stone patio, professional landscape, 2 car garage, fenced in yard and more. Enjoy easy access to Major Routes, Transportation, Shopping, Restaurants, Boston and more. Rather than just a home, this property offers a lifestyle. Fluent in Chinese, Cantonese and Italian! Middleton ~ Meet Our Agents ~ This gorgeous, open floor, modern home is perfect for entertaining. Includes New: granite countertops, kitchen cabinets, S.S. appliances, & gleaming hardwood floors. This charming home is located near Rockport’s Historic Village, downtown, commuter rail, public transportation, walking trails, beaches, parks, shops, restaurants, and more! Wakefield - $599,000 Sue Palomba Barry Tam Lea Doherty Patrick Rescigno Rosa Rescigno Carl Greenler Call (617) 877-4553 for a Free Market Analysis! Wakefield Charming 3 bedroom home in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to the highway. Attractive 3 bedroom rental with granite countertops, living room fireplace and washer and dryer hookup. This property includes two car parking with close proximity to the center of town with quick access to major routes, shopping and more! NEW LISTING! - Presenting this 3-4 bedroom grand entrance Colonial with a big sun porch in the front. Beautiful hdw floors. Offers eat-in kit w/ gran. cntr tops. Family rm has fireplace w/ sliding doors to the deck. Lge level yd w/ addl. LOT of 3,492 sq. ft. One car garage, deck, driveway & more. Walk to Lake Qt., comtr. rail and mins supermkts. Melrose Beautiful 1 bedroom condo in the heart of downtown Melrose, wonderful dining and convenient transportation at your fingertips. JUST SOLD! JUST SOLD!

THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 Page 23 # 1 Listing & Selling Office in Saugus “Experience and knowledge Provide the Best Service” Free Market Evaluations CRE CarpenitoRealEstate.com View our website from your mobile phone! 335 Central St., Saugus, MA 781-233-7300 SAUGUS - 1st AD Nicely located 7 room colonial offers 3 bedrooms., 2 full baths, spac. kit. with dining area, dnrm., lvrm. w/gas fireplace, 1st floor family room, hrdwd. flooring, updated windows & gas heat, detached 2 car garage. Convenient location...................................................................$499,900. SAUGUS - 1st AD Nicely renovated 6 room, 2-3 bedroom Colonial offers 2 full baths, sunroom, central air, security system, updated gas heat, 1 car detached garage, large, lot, convenient location...........................$449,900. CHELSEA - Admirals Hill offers this 5 rm., 2 bdrm., 2 full bath condo, features include newer granite kit. w/stainless steel, primary bdrm. w/private bath and access to balcony, in-unit laundry hook-up, cent. air, 2 parking spaces, additional storage, pool, tennis – great unit – great complex................$405,000. SAUGUS - 1st AD Desirable 6 room, 3 bedrm. Ranch, 2 full baths, fireplace lvrm., updated kitchen w/granite counters and stainless appliances, hardwood flooring, 1 car gar., cent. air, newer roof, level lot...........................................................$499,900. EVERETT - Well established Auto Body/Auto Repair shop, 6 bays, 3 offices, 2 half bath, ample parking, many possibilities, close to all major routes, public transportation & Encore Casino.........................$2,000,000. SAUGUS - Affordable 1 bedroom single family offers updated full bath, replacement windows, newer flooring, farmer’s porch, corner lot with storage shed, great condo alternative!...........................................................................$349,900. SAUGUS - PERFECTLY located 7 rm. NE style Col. offers 3 bdrms., 1.5 baths, updated granite kit., lvrm., dnrm. w/slider to deck, AMAZING 23’ 1st flr. family rm. w/gas fireplace, great open flr. plan, hrdwd. flooring on 1st flr., Iron Works Location. A must see!!..................................$599,900. WONDERING WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH? CALL FOR YOUR FREE MARKET ANALYSIS! MEDFORD - 1st AD IMPRESSIVE 9 rm. CE Col boasts 4 bdrms., 2 full & 2 half baths, gracious foyer, gourmet kit. w/granite counters, familyrm. w/French doors to glass enclosed sunrm., fireplace lvrm./dnrm. combination located in Lawrence Estates...................................$1,175,000. SAUGUS - Mixed use property offers 8 residential rooms with 2 full baths, open floor plan, finished 3rd floor., central air, updated gas heat PLUS 2 offices and half bath, corner lot with parking, handicap access, Saugus Center loc. Live and work from one location!..............................................................................................$589,900. LITTLEFIELD REAL ESTATE SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial. New windows, siding, new kitchen with quartz counters, stainless appliances, new cabinets. New hardwood flooring throughout house. New heat. Central AC. New maintenance free deck..........$570,000 WAKEFIELD CONDO ~ 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath, newly renovated, SS appliances, granite, high ceilings, deeds parking, pets allowed ....... $269,900 SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial, 4-5 bedroom, 2 full baths, gas heat, central AC, new siding, new roof, hardwood flooring, fresh paint, new kitchen with SS appliances quartz counters ...............$559,900 38 Main Street, Saugus MA WWW.LITTLEFIELDRE.COM 781-233-1401 WAKEFIELD ~ New construction duplex. 3 bed, 2.5 baths, 2400 sq feet, garage under, central AC, Gas heat, fireplace living room............. Call Keith Littlefield for pricing REVERE BEACH ~ Condo, 2 beds, 2 baths, quartz counters, SS appliances, central AC, beautiful ocean views, indoor pool, gym, sauna...... $394,900 SAUGUS ~ Birch Pond Estates. 3 bed, 3 bath split, Vaulted ceilings, finished walkout lower level, gas heat, central AC, gas fireplace, 2 car garage, sprinkler system, manicured grounds.................... $729,000 SAUGUS ~ 3 bed, 1.5 bath colonial. Open concept 1st floor, 2 car garage, newer gas heat, roof and HW heater, prof landscaping....$439,900 SAUGUS ~ Oversized split entry, stainless appliances, granite counters, great location, large 3 season sun room. in-law apartment... $644,900 Call Rhonda Combe For all your real estate needs!! 781-706-0842 MELROSE ~ Single family, 4 bed, 2 full bath, SS appliances, new gas heat, quartz counters, Central AC, Garage under...................$650,000 LAND FOR SALE SAUGUS Call Rhonda Combe at 781-706-0842 for details!! Call Eric Rosen for all your real estate needs. 781-223-0289 SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRACT

Page 24 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, October 16, 2020 Follow Us On: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SALES & RENTALS Sandy Juliano Broker/President A chill is in the air but Everett house prices are still Hot. Call today to learn the value of your home! NEW LISTING BY SANDY WE KNOW EVERETT!! Call TODAY to sell or buy with the best! NEW LISTING BY NORMA NEW LISTING BY SANDY UNDER AGREEMENT! 67 CLARENCE ST., EVERETT 6 ROOM SINGLE WITH FINISHED BASEMENT NEW PRICE! $549,900 LISTED BY SANDY UNDER AGREEMENT! SINGLE FAMILY 39 LEXINGTON ST., EVERETT $725,000 NEW LISTING BY NORMA UNDER AGREEMENT! TWO FAMILY 45-47 SYCAMORE ST., EVERETT $724,900 NEW LISTING BY MARIA OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY UNDER AGREEMENT! 834 BROADWAY, EVERETT $550,000 RENTALS REVERE 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT AVAILABLE NOW $2,000/MONTH WITH HEAT EVERETT 3-4 BEDROOM APARTMENT AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1ST $2,500/MONTH NO UTILITIES TO SEE EITHER OF THESE UNITS PLEASE TEXT/CALL MARIA AT 781-808-6877 SINGLE FAMILY COMING SOON! EVERETT UNDER AGREEMENT! Mixed use building, Malden 3 commercial and one residential unit $1,200,000 OCT. 17, 2020 12:00-1:30 32 WESTOVER ST., EVERETT NEW PRICE! $465,900 OCT. 18, 2020 11:30-1:00 25 HAWKES ST., SAUGUS SINGLE FAMILY $449,900 LISTED BY NORMA Open Daily From 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 433 Broadway, Suite B, Everett, MA 02149 Open Daily From 10:0 Joe DiNuzzo - Broker Associate :0 00 AM 5:00 PM www.jrs-properties.com Follow Us On: 617.544.6274 Norma Capuano Parziale - Agent Denise Matarazz - Agent Maria Scrima - Agent Rosemarie Ciampi - Agent Michael Matarazzo -Agent Mark Sachetta - Agent

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