Honoring the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Vol. 31, No.2 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday 781-286-8500 Friday, January 14, 2022 City Council weighs options for new high school site By Adam Swift W ith the possible selection of a new Revere High School site just weeks away, the City Council got a look at the options that are still on the table at Monday night’s meeting. As they did at a School Committee meeting late in December 2021, representatives from the owner’s project manager, LeftField, and project architect, Perkins Eastman, ran down the history of the project and provided more details about the options still being considered by the Revere High School Building Committee. Those remaining options basically boil down to building on Erricola Park fi elds next to the existing high school, and then replicating those fi elds once the current high school is demolished, or building on the Wonderland park site. One variation of the current high school site option includes gutting and renovating the existing fi eld house on the site. “We are at the point of the feasibility study where the project has to pick what is called the preferred option,” said Brian Dakin, the project manager from LeftField. “Basically pick the site, pick the preferred option of the school that will get studied further moving forward.” In the coming weeks, Dakin said, the building committee will make a recommendation for a site and option which will then be brought forward for approval by the School Committee and the City Council. Regardless of the option, Dakin said, students should be in a new high school building in the summer of 2026. Preliminary fi gures show a cost of between $375 million to $395 million for each option, according to Dakin. While the city is eligible for a reimbursement rate from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) of up to 79 percent, there are caps in place and items not eligible for reimbursement – that means the total project cost picked up by the state will likely be closer to 40 percent, said Dakin. The price tag to the city for The architect's drawing of Option 2A.B - the new high school plans at the Wonderland Track site. (Photo from RevereTV/YouTube) building on the existing site would be about $231 million, with the cost lowered to $223 million if the fi eld house is renovated. However, Dakin said, renovating the fi eld house could effectively knock any indoor athletic space for the high school out of commission for up to two years. The Wonderland option has a lower overall price tag, but the city would have to pay approximately $247 million because the MSBA does not reimburse for land acquisition costs. Dakim said the initial estimates put the cost of taking about 24 acres of the Wonderland property at about $23 million. The owners would then be able to develop the remaining Wonderland parcel of under 10 acres. Dakim also laid out what the The new construction schedule at the proposed Wonderland Track site showing a completion date of 2028. project team feels are some of the advantages and disadvantages of each option. “We feel that some of the advantages [of all new construction at the current site] is that there is no new land acquisition that is required; the existing traffi c routes, for better or worse, are maintained,” said Dakim. “It is, comparatively, the most pedestrian- and bicyclefriendly location; it is located in the heart of the community. Even though we would lose access to those fi elds during construction … they would be redeveloped at the end of the project.” The disadvantages for the allnew construction on the existing site include the relocation process through the state for the park, the existing building would be demolished and not retained for a future middle school, and it would disrupt on-campus activities for four to fi ve years, as well as abutters. Building primarily new but keeping the field house is the most cost-eff ective option, Dakim said. “You get rewarded a litBUILDING | SEE Page 13 Mask mandate motion put into committee By Adam Swift A citywide mask mandate isn’t immediately in the works, but the City Council will consider the motion made by Councillorat-Large Steven Morabito to implement one. Morabito’s motion asked that Mayor Brian Arrigo request the Board of Health to look into implementing a temporary citywide indoor mask mandate to help slow the surge in COVID-19 cases. “As most people know, the primary purpose of wearing a mask is protecting people around you, and it’s also about protecting yourself,” said Morabito. “A mask is 20 to 30 percent more eff ective, but more importantly, it is about the people around you and making the whole community safe. As a city, we have almost 60,000 residents, and we are a transit-oriented city with six diff erent bus routes transporting people to and from our city each day. “We have a ridership on the Blue Line of 8,300 daily … and we have three subways in Revere. I feel strongly that until our city is confi dent about the state of the pandemic, we need to see a dramatic decrease in COVID cases.” Morabito said the city has to act as other surrounding communities have done to implement a mask mandate to help protect against the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19. Councillor-at-Large George Rotondo said he wants to see the request go to committee. “I will agree with you: Omicron is a variant that we have to be very concerned with as it is highly transmissible,” said Rotondo. “I will tell you that, thankfully, the city of Revere is 80 percent vaccinated and that’s a very good thing, and I hope we can get to 100 percent.” Ward 3 Councillor Anthony Cogliandro said he supports the request. “I run Revere Karate Academy, and right now, half of my enrollment is out because either the students themselves or a family member has COVID,” he said. “We’ve been wearing masks now for the last week, and I fully support this motion.” Morabito said he believes the matter is one of urgency and asked for a roll call vote as City Council President Gerry Visconti moved to put the motion into committee for further discussion. “Councillor Morabito, while I appreciate your motion, and I understand it, we do have a Board of Health here that has done a tremendous job bringing us up to about 82 percent vaccinated,” said Visconti. “I believe that if they felt the need to enforce a mask mandate for the city of Revere, that they would have already done so. That being said, I’m happy to put it in committee so we can have some discussions with the Board of Health and [Health Director] Lauren Buck before making this decision for the rest of the city of Revere.”

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Fiore’s motion led to several other councillors highlighting areas in the city where there was help needed to alleviate traffi c issues. “This is a matter of quality of life,” said Fiore. “It can take from Revere Beach Boulevard, the old Sullivan Park, 20 minutes to get from the beach through fi ve traffi c signals down to the corner of Revere Street and North Shore Road. That aff ects the people on the Boulevard, the people at the Point of Pines, the people at Oak Island.” Fiore said the traffic issue Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky said the traffi c issue has been a burden for the residents in his ward trying to get north during those hours. “Seeing the traffi c back up on North Shore Road and VFW Parkway is unbelievable, and this is a point of severity at this location,” said Novoselsky. “This is what backs up everything going north during those hours, and I think it is a good idea.” Rizzo said the bottleneck at the intersection is an issue he’s been bringing up for decades. AL FIORE Ward 5 Councillor is year-round, not just in the summer, and noted that the traffi c can also back up on the other side from Revere Street. He asked that the police chief either provide for the staff for a traffi c detail from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays or work with the MBTA or the state police to assign offi cers. Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito said he remembers a time when there were offi cers directing traffi c when Councillor-at-Large Dan Rizzo was mayor and that he found the measure eff ective. “Right now, if you are traveling north up 1A, and you take the left lane only to go up Revere Street, when there is a green arrow, it only allows four cars at the most to pass,” said Morabito. “It causes congestion, so having someone physically there to direct a detail will be an improvement, and it is a quality-of-life issue.” “When it takes someone from the Point of Pines to get to the center of the city sometimes 30, 40 minutes, that’s just not right,” said Rizzo. “We are a very geographically small city, and they shouldn’t have to go through this.” Councillor-at-Large Marc Silvestri said if the city is going to put a traffi c detail at North Shore Road and Revere Street, it should also consider a detail near the Dunkin’ at Shirley Avenue. “The cars just keep coming; the traffi c fl ows right, and you end up almost dead in the middle stuck because the light coming from the location where Councillor Fiore wants to have the traffi c [detail], they don’t stop,” said Silvestri. “If they get a red light, they continue to fl ow through that light. 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I’m just asking the city to overlook during Christmas holiday and New Year’s holiday for the overfl ow.” Serino said he has also received similar complaints from residents about fines due to trash overfl ow during the holiday season. “I think we should grant a reprieve for that week because it is a major overfl ow,” said Serino. Councillor-at-Large Dan Rizzo said there should be more discretion by the city when it comes to issuing trash fines overall. “We used to have a major, serious rodent problem here in the city, and we went through a lot of diff erent measures – but these are our own residents,” said Rizzo. “I think we can implement a little common sense. If someone is running out with the last bag and the trash is coming today, and it’s popped open a few inches, come on, I mean, let’s give our own residents a break.” Ward 3 Councillor Anthony Cogliandro said he would supJOANNE MCKENNA Ward 1 Councillor port the no-ticketing policy for every week the city has a bulk, overfl ow pickup week. Ward 5 Councillor Al Fiore said one of the biggest concerns he heard from residents during his campaign was about the city balancing the budget on the backs of the taxpayers with $25 fi nes at a time. “Now I understand the reason behind doing it, but I don’t think rats understand the diff erence between a warning and a fi ne,” said Fiore. He added that he will be going through the city ordinances and making amendments for the city to issue warnings instead of fi nes for issues such as the trash overfl ow. “It’s really been a problem for the residents of the city; it creates a lot of frustration. I don’t think it’s right, and I think we need to look out for our own,” said Fiore. Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe said he agrees with McKenna’s motion, but took exception with Fiore’s contention that the city was balancing the budget through a series of $25 fi nes at a time. “What I do want to say is that there was almost a full year of amnesty on this program before they really started truly enforcing it,” said Keefe. “We had a serious rat problem Baker secures contract for 26M rapid antigen tests O n Tuesday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced an order that was placed with iHealth to supply the state with 26 million rapid antigen tests over the next three months. The tests will be prioritized to support K-12 schools and childcare settings. 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Page 4 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022 Northeast Metro Tech to seek voter approval for new school 425r Broadway, Saugus Located adjacent to Kohls Plaza Route 1 South in Saugus at the intersection of Walnut St. We are on MBTA Bus Route 429 781-231-1111 At this time, the state requires everyone to wear masks We are a Skating Rink with Bowling Alleys, Arcade and two TV’s where the ball games are always on! PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULE 12-8 p.m. Sunday Monday Tuesday $9.00 Price includes Roller Skates Rollerblades/inline skates $3.00 additional cost Private Parties 7:30-11 p.m. $10.00 Price includes Roller Skates Adult Night 18+ Only Wednesday Thursday Friday Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Private Parties Private Parties 4-11 p.m. Saturday 12-11 p.m. $9.00 $9.00 Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Sorry No Checks - ATM on site Roller skate rentals included in all prices Inline Skate Rentals $3.00 additional BIRTHDAY & PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE www.roller-world.com Artist’s rendering of the main entrance to the proposed Northeast Metro Tech. Voters will be asked to approve construction in a District-wide referendum on Jan. 25. (Photo Courtesy Northeast Metro Tech) WAKEFIELD — Superintendent David DiBarri and the Building Committee at Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School (Northeast Metro Tech) announce that voters across the District’s 12 sending communities will have the opportunity to approve plans for a new state-of-the-art school building later this month. Northeast Metro Tech currently serves about 1,300 students in its career technical education programs, but only has the capacity to accept 41 percent of applicants each year. Another 1,300 post-graduates and adults benefi t from Northeast’s night or weekend training programs to advance their careers. However, Northeast Metro Tech was built in 1968 and the facility has outlived its intended lifespan. Classrooms and shops are overcrowded, systems are outdated, and the building does not comply with Americans with Disabilities Act regulations. A team made up of Northeast Metro Tech offi cials, School Committee members from all 12 communities that Northeast serves, and construction experts, has spent more than four years developing a plan for a new building. This team has worked in partnership with offi cials in sending communities, listening to suggestions and concerns, to develop a building plan that is cost-eff ective and fi scally responsible. The project is estimated to cost $317.4 million. The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) awarded the District a grant of up to $140.8 million in August 2021, the most in its history to that point. The remaining cost would be shared by the sending communities through the issuance of a 30year construction bond, starting in Fiscal Year 2026. The new school will feature 21st century learning environments, improved Individualized Education Program (IEP) accommodations, state-of-theart shop space, expanded program off erings, a new primary access roadway from Farm Street to reduce traffi c congestion, a full-size gym, a 750-seat auditorium, outdoor space for learning, and a new cafeteria. The compact, four-story design will feature a double-height library rotunda. With a focus on sustainability, the project is targeting LEED Silver+ certification with energy-effi cient mechanical systems, provisions for solar panels, and vegetated roofs. The grant offer includes a deadline to accept or decline. If voters do not approve the referendum, the District would have to start the multi-year MSBA process from the beginning, delaying construction by several years and increasing costs to taxpayers. "Northeast Metro Tech’s goal is to help every student reach their full potential and to fi nd employment in high-paying, high-demand jobs upon graduation," DiBarri said. "All of the work that has gone into developing this proposed project and presenting it to our communities for approval has been done with those core goals in mind."

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022 Page 5 City commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. with multifaceted tribute M ayor Brian Arrigo announced this week that Revere will observe Martin Luther King, Jr., Day with “A Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.,” a multifaceted presentation that is a collaboration between Revere Public Schools and the City of Revere’s Human Rights Commission – featuring music, discussion and dynamic performance. The program theme highlights King’s legacy and extraordinary contributions to the Civil Rights Movement and the advancement of social justice and human rights. “The work of our Human Rights Commission is rooted in celebrating and advancing the strength of our city’s diversity,” said Mayor Arrigo. “Through this coordinated city-wide eff ort we can use Martin Luther King’s legacy as an opportunity to lift the spirit of humanity across our city as we recognize the power of our diff erences in making progress for the future.” On Monday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m., the citywide tribute will be streamed on RevereTV and online through YouTube (https:// www.youtube.com/user/reveretv) and Facebook (https:// www.facebook.com/reveretv). The Revere High School Drama Club will recite Dr. King’s immortal “I Have A Dream” and the poem recited at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration by Youth Poet Laureate Amanda GorEdwards wins special election, low turnout in Revere By Adam Swift L ydia Edwards is officially the next state senator for Revere and the 1st Suff olk and Middlesex District. The Democratic East Boston City Councilor ran unopposed in Tuesday’s special general election to replace Joe Boncore, who resigned his seat to take a job in the private sector. Edwards faced a tougher challenge in the primary, where man, “The Hill We Climb.” Members of the Revere High School Equity Advisory Board will host a panel discussion focusing on the District’s equity work and how they are infl uenced by Dr. King’s history. The program will also include students from the Rumney Marsh Academy Music Ensemble performing the National Anthem, and fourth-graders from the Hill School will sing “Winter Song” by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson. Gerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657 she defeated Revere School Committee member Anthony D’Ambrosio. D’Ambrosio did take over 75 percent of the vote in Revere in the primary. With no opponent for Edwards, and no hometown candidate in the race, Tuesday’s turnout in Revere was miniscule. Only 285 people voted, with 239 of those votes going to Edwards, 34 write-ins and 12 ELECTION | SEE Page 12 City’s social worker advises residents about dealing with SAD By Christopher Roberson E very year, the onset of winter brings with it triggers for the infamous depression known as Seasonal Aff ective Disorder (SAD). “It’s absolutely a real diagnosis,” said Nicole Palermo, the city’s social worker, during a January 6 broadcast on RevereTV. “It occurs during the late fall and winter months.” According to Mental Health America, approximately 16.4 million Americans are affl icted by SAD every year. Palermo said SAD symptoms include depression, loss of energy, loss of interest and feeling sluggish as well as feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness. “It’s normal to get stressed out and burnt out over these winter months,” she said. Therefore, she said, staying healthy needs to be a primary objective. “If you’re not healthy, it’s going to be very difficult to meet your basic needs,” said Palermo. She said keeping a daily routine is also benefi cial. “You will never have enough time to do all of the things that you want and have to do,” said Palermo, adding that exercise is another crucial component to fi ghting SAD. “It’s super important to get up and move around if you’re feeling down, anxious or a little bit stressed.” For anyone experiencing thoughts of suicide, Palermo strongly recommended contacting the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-237-8255. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED MY CANDIDACY THAT LED ME BACK TO THE REVERE CITY COUNCIL! IT IS A PRIVELEGE TO REPRESENT YOU ONCE AGAIN. I WILL ALWAYS DO WHAT I BELIEVE IS RIGHT FOR OUR CITY, AND WORK AS HARD AS I CAN TO CONTINUE TO EARN YOUR TRUST AND CONFIDENCE. DAN RIZZOCOUNCILOR-AT-LARGE WWW.DANRIZZO.ORG “NOW MORE THAN EVER BEFORE”

Page 6 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022 Suffolk DA Kevin Hayden sworn in, builds executive staff O n his first day after being sworn in by Governor Charlie Baker, Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden named Boston defense Attorney Kevin Mullen as his fi rst assistant district attorney and announced the formation of a “transition team to help review offi ce policies.” “The Suff olk County District Attorney’s Offi ce is staff ed with exceptional attorneys and nonlawyers who are dedicated to justice and nurturing safe communities. That will not change with my administration,” Hayden said. “I am returning home by coming back to the offi ce where I started my legal career. I could not be prouder to lead this offi ce, which is so critical to preventing crime and harm in Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop.” Mullen was an assistant district attorney with Hayden in the 1990s. In addition to his work as a Suff olk County prosecutor, Mullen, who is from Dorchester, has worked as a criminal defense attorney and been appointed a special prosecutor in other counties, frequently for cases where the district attorney’s offi ce was presented with a potential confl ict of interest. One of Hayden’s priorities is to reduce the number of illegal guns in Suffolk County. “I am beginning a comprehensive review of all the gun cases pending in this offi ce; each one has the potential to cause great harm to our communities,” said Hayden. “The harm that guns cause is incalculable and we must do everything in our power, use every tool at our disposal, to reduce that harm.” To learn how best to support the communities of Suffolk County, Hayden said, he will meet with staff members, law enforcement partners, elected offi cials and community partners. In addition, he will form a transition committee comprised of people who live, work and worship in Suff olk County to review policies and make recommendations on how to improve performance. “I am excited to start and humbled by the appointment,” said Hayden. RevereTV Spotlight H appy New Year from the staff at RevereTV! Due to quite a few production cancellations over the past few weeks, this RTV Spotlight will highlight some of the studio’s media accomplishments and happy moments. RevereTV never got to formally introduce the newest staff member, Alexandra Coppola. Allie is a major asset to the RTV team. She joined RTV last year and has given the RevereTV social media accounts a major upgrade. Follow @RevereTV on Instagram and you’ll see infographics about the latest city events, and useful facts about what is happening around Revere. This account can also be found on Twitter. Allie helps with all aspects of studio production, including coordinating a Public Service Announcement (PSA) program with the City of Revere through a grant from the Commonwealth that is updated each week with something new worth knowing about. These PSAs, with help from the grant production team, are written and recorded in four languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. Allie posts them to RTV’s social media the day they are recorded, but they can also be watched in between programming on the RevereTV television channels. “What’s Cooking, Revere?” is a program that took off last spring and was followed up with two spin-off shows. This show was created for more content geared toward Revere’s seniors, but it has become a show that is also enjoyed by many others. It has become an opportunity for community members to share family and cultural recipes they love with all who watch RTV. It all started with an RTV community member – Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe – who was featured on the fi rst of many episodes. Keefe now has his own program, “Cooking with the Keefes,” which he shares with his wife, Jennifer. You can catch either of them in the RTV Kitchen Studio whipping up some dinner or dessert. Another RTV community member – local chef Kelly Armetta – also created his own spin-off , “Cooking Made Simple.” Armetta typically leads you through cooking multicourse meals in the kitchen studio at least once per month. Tune in to the RevereTV Community Channel or YouTube page for all the latest cooking shows. You can follow along on TV, but if you want to prepare the recipes, they are listed in the description of the videos on YouTube. Newly elected City Council and School Committee members were inaugurated at the Organizational Meeting that was held last week. RevereTV was in the City Council Chambers streaming the meetings on RTV Gov, Facebook and YouTube. As more government meetings get scheduled this month, you can always watch them live on RevereTV, or as replays throughout the week following the meeting. RevereTV was able to cover city government meetings during the past few years through coordinated eff orts with the City of Revere to make meetings accessible by Zoom, then hybrid and now mostly in person. RevereTV is proud to be dedicated to covering city government meetings in any form. To view meetings live on TV, tune in to channel 9 on Comcast or 13 and 613 on RCN.                                        

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022 Page 7 City Council looks at zoning change for condos By Adam Swift T he City Council is looking for a new ordinance that will provide a clearer defi nition of condominiums in the city’s regulations and prevent condominium developments from easily being fl ipped to apartments. At last Monday night’s meeting, Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna and City Council President Gerry Visconti cosponsored a motion asking the City Planner to draft a new ordinance for the definition and use regulations for condominiums, specifi cally to defi ne condominiums as a separate use from apartments. “Currently, our ordinance doesn’t diff erentiate between apartments and condos,” said Visconti. “Bringing forth this motion was to make sure that future developers that come into our city don’t come in front of the council and market their project as condos and then fl ip them to apartments.” McKenna said there was an incident almost two years ago where a businessman bought a three-fl oor apartment complex in her ward and wanted to turn them into six condos. After the building design was approved for the condominiums, she said, the businessman sold the building to someone who turned the condos into six apartments in the building. “Not only is it bad for the neighborhood and now the street is inundated with cars – there are no repercussions going forward,” said McKenna. “This has taken place throughout the whole city and has to be stopped. A new ordinance has to be written to protect our neighbors.” Councillor-at-Large Dan Rizzo said there are plenty of apartments throughout the city, and separating apartments and condominiums makes perfect sense. “It’s much more palatable, and always has been much more palatable to me to entertain a condo project complex, for obvious reasons,” said Rizzo. “You’ve got ownership issues; they become invested in the community in respect to the transient nature of apartments versus condominiums. It just makes perfect sense as far as I am concerned.” Councillor-at-Large George Rotondo said the City Solicitor will have to take a very deep look at the legality of any new ordinance. “I think use is a very specifi c legal term, and I think we need to really ensure that we have the ability to do this,” said Rotondo. “I support the effort, but I think there may be some legal hurdles here.” Ward 5 Councillor Al Fiore said he supports any measure that strengthens the zoning ordinance in the city. “We’ve allowed far too many apartments to be built over the past several years, burdening our neighborhoods and creating traffi c problems,” said Fiore. Baker launches tool for residents to access digital COVID-19 vaccine card The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced a tool that gives residents a new way to access their digital COVID-19 vaccine card and vaccination history. The new tool, which is called My Vax Records, allows people who received their vaccination in Massachusetts to access their own vaccination history and generate a COVID-19 digital vaccine card containing similar vaccination information to that on a paper U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) card. The COVID-19 digital vaccine cards produced by the system utilize the SMART Health Card platform and generate a QR code that can be used to verify vaccination. The Administration is not requiring residents to show proof of vaccination to enter any venue, but this tool will help residents who would like to access and produce a digital copy of their record. The new tool is available at MyVaxRecords.Mass.Gov. How it works The new tool is easy to use; a person enters their name, date of birth and mobile phone number or email address associated with their vaccine record. After creating a four-digit PIN, the user receives a link to their vaccine record that will open upon reentry of the PIN. The electronic record shows the same information as a paper CDC vaccine card: name, date of birth, date of vaccinations and vaccine manufacturer. It also includes a QR code that makes these same details readable by a QR scanner, including smartphone apps. Once the SMART Health Card is received, users can save the QR code to their phone, such as the Apple Wallet, screenshot the information and save it to their phone’s photos, or print out a copy for a paper record. The system follows national standards for security and privacy. This system provides an optional way that residents can access their vaccination information and a COVID-19 digital vaccine card. This will provide residents with another tool to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, should it be requested by businesses, local governments or other entities. The system leverages the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS), the offi cial database used by health care providers across the state to record vaccination information. The system relies on hundreds of providers inputting demographic and health information. Some users might not be able to immediately fi nd their record or might fi nd an incomplete record. Residents whose record is incomplete or cannot be found can either contact their health care provider or contact the MIIS team to update their records. Learn more about the tool and view frequently asked questions at www.mass.gov/myvaxrecord. Massachusetts has worked with VCI™, a voluntary coalition of public and private organizations which developed the open-source SMART Health Card Framework in use by other states. The VCI coalition is dedicated to improving privacy and security of patient information, making medical records portable and reducing healthcare fraud. My Vax Records is just one way residents can obtain their COVID-19 vaccination record. Pharmacies that administered the COVID-19 vaccine and many health care providers also are making SMART Health Cards available or are providing additional options. www.eight10barandgrille.com We Have Reopened for Dine-In and Outside Seating every day beginning at 4 PM Need a hall for your special event? The Schiavo Club, located at 71 Tileston Street, Everett is available for your Birthdays, Anniversaries, Sweet 16 parties and more? Call Paul at (617) 387-5457 for details. WE'RE OPEN! 8 Norwood Street, Everett (617) 387-9810 Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma STAY SAFE!

Page 8 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022 THINK WARM THOUGHTS A s we enter the winter season (and its frigid temperatures), the Revere Beautifi cation Committee (RBC) is sending Revere residents some pictures of recipients of the 2021 RBC Beautiful Home awards. The RBC hopes that these will be pleasant reminders of summer warmth and its beauty. Enjoy and stay warm.

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Page 10 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022 Mayor Arrigo Announces Microenterprise Grant Program to Support Local Businesses and Protect Jobs in Revere Nearly Half a Million Dollars in Grant Dollars Will Provide Assistance to Small Businesses REVERE - Mayor Brian M. Arrigo and the Revere Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) this week announced $415,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to establish a Microenterprise Grant Program. The program is aimed at microenterprises and aims to help those small entrepreneurs as they withstand the continued pressures of operating in a COVID environment. Micro-enterprises are defi ned as businesses with no more than fi ve employees - such as hair and nail salons and small family-run operations. “The microenterprise grant program is an opportunity to assist our smallest Revere businesses through the third year of the pandemic,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “The CDBG program has been instrumental in assisting our business owners - the new microenterprise grant program only furthers this progress and sets a precedent for economic relief in the City of Revere.” The maximum grant award for each business is $15,000 to cover up to three months of operating expenses - the average grant is expected to be approximately $10,000. Applications for this program will be live on January 18 at www.revere.org/ smallbusiness and are open until February 8 at 11:59 PM. Upon the closure of the application period, the City’s DPCD will review applications for completeness, conduct a preliminary eligibility determination, collate materials, and begin the qualitative evaluation process for applicants who meet all deadlines and eligibility requirements. The City's DPCD reserves the right to deny or defer review to ineligible or incomplete applications. DPCD has also outlined a series of resources to support businesses through the application process, including: • A grant eligibility and application basics webinar will take place on Wednesday, January 19 at 11 AM to answer any questions business owners may have. Registration is required for this webinar and you can do so at www.revere.org/smallbusinessgrant. Spanish interpretation is available. • Applications will be available in both English and Spanish. Additional translations may be available upon request. • In-person technical assistance sessions will take place on January 25 from 5:30-7:00 PM and February 2 from 9:0011:00 AM in the City Council Chambers (281 Broadway, Revere). Support in both Spanish and Arabic will be available inperson at these seminars. • Questions about the grant application should be directed to smallbusiness@revere.org. “After hearing from so many small businesses who are still hurting from the pandemic, I am so very happy that we are launching another small business grant that will provide fi - nancial support and stabilization for microenterprise businesses,” said John Festa, Business Liaison for the City of Revere DPCD. “By hosting an information webinar and conducting technical assistance sessions, we hope to create a more accessible application process for Revere small-business owners and entrepreneurs.” This work coupled with the city's overall master plan, Next Stop Revere, will create the tools and policies necessary for the next generation of success in Revere. Visit the Department of Planning and Community Development’s webpage on revere.org for more information. Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma ~ OP-ED ~ Teach MLK, Not CRT By Dr. Paul G. Kengor H ere’s a critical question for enthusiasts of critical race theory, particularly its growing number of advocates on the religious left: How did MLK do what he did without CRT? That is, how did the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. manage to accomplish what he did without critical race theory? MLK preceded CRT, which began its rise in the 1970s, exploding in American universities still later. King was assassinated in 1968. A few more questions: • How did Rosa Parks do what she did without this very, very narrow ideological theory known as CRT? • How about Thurgood Marshall? • How did the NAACP, founded in 1909, ever get off the ground without CRT? • How about Malcolm X, Jesse Jackson, Ralph Abernathy, John Lewis, and the Freedom Riders? • How about Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass? • What about Abraham Lincoln? • Juneteenth long preceded critical race theory. How was that possible? Returning to the Rev. King, how did he manage to accomplish what he did without critical race theory? The answer is obvious: MLK didn’t need CRT. Neither did any of these other fi gures. Neither do you. King, in fact, would have rejected CRT, least of all because of its roots in Marxist critical theory, whose origins are the destructive Frankfurt School. I asked David Garrow, the preeminent biographer of King (and certainly no conservative), about King and CRT. “CRT so post-dates him that there’s no connection,” Garrow told me, “but MLK would have most certainly rejected ANY identitybased classifi cation of human beings.” No question. For King, you were to be judged by the content of your individual character, not lumped into an ethnic category based on the color of your skin. You were a child of God made in the image of God. You were defi ned as a person, not stereotyped according to a group. As St. Paul stated, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). The Christian faith, which of course was King’s faith, rejects these identity-based classifi cations of human beings. King’s associates who survived him certainly rejected CRT. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker was close to the Rev. King. He stated: “Today, too many ‘remedies’—such as Critical Race Theory, the increasingly fashionable postMarxist/post-modernist approach that analyzes society as institutional group power structures rather than on spiritual or one-to-one human level—are taking us in the wrong direction: separating even school children into explicit racial groups, and emphasizing diff erences instead of similarities.” Walker stressed: “The roots of CRT are planted in entirely diff erent intellectual soil. It begins with ‘blocs’ (with each person assigned to an identity or economic bloc, as in Marxism).” For the record, I get asked constantly about the Rev. King’s views on Marxism and socialism. They are frustratingly and notoriously diffi cult to pin down. Garrow would put King in the camp of some form of “democratic socialism,” probably closer to that originally envisioned by “social justice” Catholic Michael Harrington during his founding of the Democratic Socialists of America in the early 1980s, a DSA far removed from today’s DSA—the DSA of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Cori Bush. Today’s DSA is saturated with members who are sympathetic to Marxism—what its leadership calls “our 94,915 comrades”—and to atheism (and also virulently anti-Israel, if not anti-Semitic). Harrington would have been very troubled by this. It was precisely the atheism of communism that bothered the Rev. King. “Communism, avowedly secularistic and materialistic, has no place for God,” noted King. “I strongly disagreed with communism’s ethical relativism. Since for the Communist there is no divine government, no absolute moral order, there are no fi xed, immutable principles; consequently almost anything—force, violence murder, lying—is a justifi able means to the ‘millennial’ end.” King would have vehemently rejected the embrace of Marxism by the likes of BLM founder Patrisse Cullors, a stalwart proponent of critical theory generally and CRT in particular. “We are trained Marxists,” says Cullors. “We are super-versed [in] ideological theories.” If only Cullors knew what a terrible racist Karl Marx was. I’ve written about this at length in articles and books. Both Marx and Engels nastily fl ung around the n-word; that is, the actual American-English racial epithet for black people. It’s alarming to read letters between Marx and Engels in German and be struck by the n-word jumping off the page. Of course, Cullors probably has no idea of that. She attended our universities. She would have learned only good things about Marx and Engels, and about critical theory. Dr. King would surely recoil at statements like the one issued at Thanksgiving from Cullors’ Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation blasting what it dubs “White-supremacist-capitalism.” The statement declared: “White-supremacist-capitalism uses policing to protect profits and steal Black life. Skip the Black Friday sales and buy exclusively from Black-owned businesses.” The shocking statement continued: “Capitalism doesn’t love Black people.” It’s hard to imagine the Rev. King engaging in similar deeply divisive Marxist-based rhetoric. This is what can happen when the ugly specter of communism is dragged into civil rights. It divides. That’s what Marxism has always done. It’s a toxic ideology with corrosive eff ect. All of which brings me back to my opening question: Why do so many people on the left, and particularly the religious left, feel the need to embrace critical race theory in order to teach about the nation’s past racial sins? Believe me, I know. I’m hearing from them constantly, especially as modern times have prompted me to regrettably write about CRT, which for years I avoided like the plague because it’s so incendiary. Few modern topics have become as divisive, which is no surprise, given that CRT divides. It divides people into groups pitted against one another, into categories of oppressed vs. oppressor. And your group defi nes you. This certainly fl ies in the face of the Judeo-Christian conception of all individuals as children of God. King and Parks and the others, to the contrary, united everyone with their struggle. Sure, they were opposed by racists of their day. Today, however, they are national icons, widely respected if not revered by all sides. We’ve grown so much that there’s now a national holiday for King. Everyone celebrates it. It was approved by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, even given Reagan’s early questions about the Civil Rights Act of 1964. When Reagan was MLK | SEE Page 16

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022 Page 11 GBL NOTEBOOK: Former MHS star Isaiah Likely gets 2022 NFL Combine invite after standout Coastal Carolina career Rated a top tight end heading to 2022 NFL draft; played three seasons at MHS, one at EHS; RHS swimmers off to impressive 4-2 start By Justin McAllister M alden High School may soon be able to say it has produced another NFL player if all goes as planned for Coastal Carolina senior tight end Isaiah Likely. The speedy, 6-4, 225, pass-catching machine, a former longtime Malden resident, now of Cambridge, has had an illustrious college career for the Coastal Chanticleers and just this week received an invitation to participate in the National Football League Combine. This year’s combine will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. from March 1-7. Likely had another year of eligibility at Coastal Carolina, despite being a senior, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which threw a monkey wrench into most college football programs over these past two seasons. Likely announced on his Twitter page last week (@DaGorilla4) that he was forgoing his fi - nal year of college football eligibility and was declaring for the NFL 2022 draft. In a statement on Twitter, he thanked his family, teammates and fans for their support. “I am excited for the road ahead and the challenges of attaining my ultimate goals in professional football,” Likely wrote in part. “I can’t wait for you all to be there with me for the ride.” He is projected as high as the second round in this year’s NFL Draft and possibly a late fi rstround pick, anywhere from 2940, in many mock drafts. If Likely, as expected, is drafted by the NFL and makes a roster for the 2022 NFL campaign, he would become the third Malden High player to move on the NFL in the past 28 years, and the fi rst off ensive skill player. Dan Jones, a 1988 Malden High graduate who played for the University of Maine, played three seasons in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals, from 1993-1995. A 6-7, 298 offensive tackle, he appeared in 35 NFL games for Cincinnati, starting fi ve. Breno Giacomini, a 2005 Malden High School graduate, was drafted in the fi fth round of the 2008 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers. He went on to have the longest NFL career of any player in NFL history, playing two seasons with Green Bay (20082009), four with the Seattle Seahawks (2010-2013), including a 2014 Super Bowl win, three seasons with the New York Jets (2014-2016) and one year with the Houston Texans, in 2017, before retiring after a 10-year career. Likely is projecting to be the highest-drafted player in Malden High history, as well. The second-team All-American grew up in Malden and played eight seasons in Malden, five with Malden Pop Warner football from 2008-2013. Likely then played three seasons at Malden High School, from 20142016, catching over 900 yards receiving and 14 touchdowns for the Golden Tornados in 2016, earning Greater Boston League All-Star honors for the second straight year. In 2015, Likely played a key role in Malden’s 22-19 victory over Everett which gave Head Coach Joe Pappagallo’s Golden Tornadoes team its fi rst GBL Championship in 27 years. At Malden High, Coach Pappagallo – and for his fi nal season, Malden Head Coach Bill Manchester – and their staff s worked diligently to increase Likely’s exposure and help turn the college recruiting spotlight his way. Likely also played one season at Everett High School, for the 2017 season. At the 2022 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Likely and the other select invitees will get to showcase their skills in front of hundreds of coaches and scouts with hopes of making it to the league. Likely leaves Coastal Carolina ranked fi rst all-time among CCU tight ends in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. During his senior campaign, Likely had 59 receptions for 912 yards and a team-high 12 touchdowns. a favorite veteran target of quarterback Grayson McCall and the fi fth Chanticleer to eclipse 2,000 career receiving yards. RHS swimmers are off to an impressive 4-2 start The Revere High swim team is off to an impressive 2022 start this season, splashing to a 4-2 record. The Patriots defeated Shawsheen Valley Tech in a non-league meet to start the season, 97-71, and have earned wins over Greater Boston League teams Lynn Classical (89-75), Somerville (87-73) and Lynn English (76-54). Revere’s two setbacks have both been to Malden, falling 93-75 in the fi rst meeting and 90-77 this week. The Patriots have had a lot of individual success stories, including senior captain Mohamed Benzerdjeb, who was first in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke against Classical, fi rst in the 200 IM against Shawsheen, and fi rst in the 100 butterfly against Malden. Senior and team captain Ashton Hoang had fi ve fi rst-place and five second-place finishes in his individual events. Sophomore Alem Cesic has won nine out of 10 races and has won all four of the 500 freestyle endurance races. Coach Porrazzo pointed to the contributions of senior captain Daniel Cardona, junior captain Luanna Carvalhais seniors Julian Goglia and Miguel Leonarte, juniors Gavin Rua and Kathy Trinh and freshman Jannet Sheli; also sophomores Matthew Shell, Harrison Rua, Vilson Lipa, Mo AlAzzawi and Nate Hill and junior Jennifer Rivera-Ayala. Patriots get past Chelsea in return to action By Greg Phipps L ast week’s Greater Boston League action was suspended due to the current COVID-19 spike statewide, but the Revere High School boys’ basketball team was able to get back on the court on Tuesday at Chelsea. The result was a positive one for the Patriots. Head Coach David Leary told the press prior to Tuesday’s contest that the team was looking forward to returning to action. Revere made the best of the opportunity by defeating Chelsea on the road by a 56-52 margin. The win brought the Patriots over the.500 mark at 3-2. James Clauto came close to a double-double by netting 15 points and pulling down eight rebounds. He added four assists to his performance. Also contributing off ensively to the victory were Domenic Boudreau with 10 points and Ramadan Barry with nine in a reserve role. The Patriots were scheduled to face Malden at home on Thursday (after press deadline). Then they are off until next Wednesday (Jan. 19) when they host Everett at 7 p.m. Revere gave the Crimson Tide a tough battle in the season opener at Everett back on Dec. 14. A late surge helped Everett break open that game and pull away to a 67-53 win. Since the season opener, the Patriots have won three of four contests – the only loss being a close 43-40 defeat to Peabody. Girls look to resume season against Malden After having their scheduled return to the court against Chelsea postponed on Tuesday, the Revere girls’ basketball team was hoping to resume action on Thursday at Malden (after press deadline). The girls still sat at 3-2 entering Thursday’s game. Because of all the recent postponements, Revere has a busy upcoming schedule: three games in four days. The Patriots play back-to-back games when they host Peabody in a Martin Luther King Day contest on Monday afternoon (1:30 p.m. tip) and travel to take on Everett on Tuesday night. 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Page 12 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022 Revere man crashes into Stoneham liquor store By Christopher Roberson Two offi cers made three atJ ohn Bacigalupo, 54, of Revere, was taken into custody after his vehicle allegedly plowed through the front door of Rapid Liquors in Stoneham. Stoneham Police responded to the incident at 1:05 a.m. on January 8. Upon arriving at the establishment, police allegedly found Bacigalupo in the store smoking a cigar, drinking a beer and eating potato chips. Offi cers immediately ordered Bacigalupo to come out of the store; however, he did not obey their commands. He also allegedly told police that he was armed and that they would have to shoot him. tempts to disable Bacigalupo using their Tasers; however, he was not fazed, according to police. According to Taser manufacturer Axon Enterprise, one Taser shot delivers approximately 50,000 volts. Bacigalupo then allegedly struck one of the offi cers as they took him into custody. “I wish to commend the three Stoneham Police offi cers for apprehending a dangerous suspect who was willing to use violence against offi cers to resist arrest,” said Stoneham Police Chief James McIntyre. “The offi cers exercised great restraint, using their training and experience to attempt to de-escalate a volatile situation. I am grateful that this situation was ultimately brought to an end without serious injury to either the suspect or responding offi cers.” The owners of Rapid Liquors made light of the situation. “Our overnight ‘drivethru renovation’ didn’t go as planned so we will have a delayed opening on Saturday, January 8 and ask that you bear with us while we have our store repaired,” they said in a Facebook post. The store opened 30 minutes later than usual that morning. "We’re open for all your beer, chips, cigars and bourbon needs,” the owners DESE extends mask requirement in schools D epartment of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Jeff rey Riley recently notifi ed school districts in the Commonwealth that he will again extend the mask requirement in all K-12 public schools through February 28. The mask requirement remains an important measure to keep students, teachers and staff in school safely. DESE, in consultation with medical experts and state health offi cials, will continue to evaluate public health data. School officials will continue to be able to lift the mask requirement if they can demonstrate that at least 80 percent of all students and staff in a school building are vaccinated. Lifting the mask requirement through DESE’s vaccination threshold policy is a local decision made by school and community leaders MASK | SEE Page 18 said in a separate Facebook post. “Please park in the lot and don’t drive through the doors.” Bacigalupo was held on $100,000 bail and was scheduled to be arraigned in Woburn District Court on January 10. Bacigalupo was charged with assault and battery on a police offi cer; breaking and entering in the nighttime; larceny under $1,200; malicious destruction of property under $1,200; malicious destruction of property over $1,200; and resisting arrest. Under state law, Bacigalupo, if convicted, could face up to ELECTION | FROM Page 5 blank ballots. “I am grateful to the people of Boston, Cambridge, Revere and Winthrop for sending me to Beacon Hill to fi ght for our communities,” said Edwards in a statement declaring victory. “I know how to fi ght for what you believe in, build a movement and win, and I am looking forward to continuing the work in the state house. “When in 2014 we passed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, 20 years in prison and at least $10,200 in fi nes. The incident remains under investigation. In 2001, Bacigalupo was convicted of the 1996 murder of Robert Nogueira, a member of the Patriarca crime family, who was shot 20 times in a hotel parking lot in Saugus. In addition, Bacigalupo was convicted of the attempted murders of Vincent Portalla and Charles McConnell, also members of the Patriarca family, outside a nightclub in Revere. However, all three convictions were overturned by the Supreme Judicial Court in 2009. we showed the world that nannies and housecleaners can write laws: they know as workers, as women, as immigrants and people of color, about the dignity they deserve and they know when our government needs to do more to guarantee their rights and wellbeing,” Edwards continued. Edwards said she will fi ght together with residents for laws and the social conditions that protect people, communities and the planet. “I am excited for the journey ahead,” she said.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022 Page 13 BUILDING | FROM Page 1 1. On Jan. 14, 1882, the Myopia Hunt Club became America’s first country club; what state is it in? 2. What female from Mississippi who had her own TV show for 25 seasons said, “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right?” 3. What indoor game similar to croquet and golf was originally played outdoors? 4. How are tabla, bodhran and taiko similar? 5. On Jan. 15, 1943, what government building was dedicated – the world’s largest office building? 6. The “Iron Chef America” TV shows were based on a TV show in what country (with a name translating to “Ironmen of Cooking”)? 7. In March the Suez Canal was blocked by the container ship Ever Given for how many days: one, six or nine? 8. On Jan. 16, 1970, what designer of the geodesic dome received a Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects? 9. How are brook, rainbow and lake similar? 10. On Jan. 17, 1997, for the first time, what predominately RomanCatholic country legally granted a divorce? 11. What was “The Yellow Answers Kid,” which appeared in the 1890s and inspired the term “yellow journalism”? 12. On Jan. 18, 1778, Captain James Hook discovered what that he called the Sandwich Islands? 13. What insect is fed royal jelly? 14. Which is the world’s longest road: the PanAmerican Highway, the Trans-Canada Highway or the Trans-Siberian Highway? 15. What Essex County, Mass., native – an abolitionist/poet whose name includes the name of a color – in 1866 wrote the poem “Snow-Bound: A Winter Idyl”? 16. On Jan. 19, what vehicle used on a TV show based on a comic book character was auctioned for $4.6 million? 17. In 1921 what burger restaurant originated the fast food concept? 18. “More Than a Feeling” is a song by a band with the name of what city? 19. What entertainment venue was previously located at Wonderland Greyhound Park in Revere? 20. January 20 is National DJ Day; in what year did radio DJ Jimmy Savile debut the world’s fi rst DJ dance party in Otley, England: 1943, 1953 or 1960? How to Write a Loved Ones Obituary Dear Savvy Senior, Can you provide any tips on how to write an obituary? My dad, who has terminal cancer, has asked me to write his obituary, which will be published in the funeral program and run in our local newspaper. Not a Writer Dear Not, I’m very sorry to hear about your dad’s prognosis. Writing your dad’s obituary would be a nice way for you to honor him and sum up his life, not to mention avoiding any possible mistakes that sometimes occur when obituaries are hurriedly written at the time of death. Here’s what you should know, along with some tips and tools to help you write it. Contact the Newspaper Before you start writing your dad’s obituary, your fi rst step is to check with the newspaper you want it to run in. Some newspapers have specifi c style guidelines or restrictions on length, some only accept obituaries directly from funeral homes, and some only publish obituaries written by newspaper staff members. If your newspaper accepts family-written obits, fi nd out if they have a template to guide you, or check with your dad’s chosen funeral provider. Most funeral homes provide forms for basic information and will write the full obituary for you as part of the services they provide. You also need to be aware that most newspapers charge by the word, line or column inch to publish an obituary, so your cost will vary depending on your newspaper’s rate and the length of your obit – most range between 200 and 600 words. Also note that many newspapers off er free public service death listings too, which only include the name of the person who died along with the date and location of death and brief details about the funeral or memorial service. Obituary Contents Depending on how detailed you want to be, the most basic information in an obituary usually would include your dad’s full name (and nickname if relevant), age, date of birth, date of death, where he was living when he died, signifi cant other (alive or dead), and details of the funeral service (public or private). If public, include the date, time, and location of service. Other relevant information you may also want to include: cause of death (optional); place of birth and his parents’ names; his other survivors including his children, other relatives, friends and pets and where they live; family members who preceded his death; high school and colleges he attended and degrees earned; his work history and military service; his hobbies, accomplishments and any awards he received; his church or religious affiliations; any clubs, civic and fraternal organizations he was members of; and any charities he feels strongly about that he would like people to donate to either in addition to or in lieu of fl owers or other gifts. You’ll also need to include a photo of your dad. Need Help? If you need some help writing your dad’s obituary there are free online resources you can turn to like Legacy.com, which provides tips and articles at Legacy.com/ advice/guide-to-writing-an-obituary. Or consider the 25-page e-book “Writing an Obituary in Four Easy Steps” available at DearPersonObits.com for $5. This guide will help you gather the details of your dad’s life so you can write an obituary that will refl ect his personality and story. Online Memorials Many families today also choose to post their loved one’s obituaries online and create digital memorials. Some good sites that off er this are MyKeeper.com, GatheringUs.com and EverLoved. com, which provide a central location where family and friends can visit to share stories, memories and photos to celebrate your dad’s life. Or, if your dad used Facebook, you could also turn his profi le into a memorial (you’ll need to show proof of death) where family and friends can visit and share anytime. 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. tle bit for keeping the space, and you are still getting the benefi t of the MSBA participating in demo and abatement,” said Dakim. He added that the renovated fi eld house would be 5,000 to 10,000 square feet larger than would be allowed by the MSBA for building a new athletic facility within the new building. “The fl ip side is that the athletic space is not open for a year plus until the new school opens, and we have to renovate our way in there,” Dakim said. “Ultimately, permanently the athletics is a little disconnected from the heart of the school.” At Wonderland, Dakim said, the advantages include maintaining the existing high school site and building as a viable option for a future middle school or community center, and there would be no disruptions to school operations during construction. The disadvantages of Wonderland include it being the costliest option for the city and it leads to the possibility of lost tax revenues from the future private development of the entire parcel. Dakim said there are also many people who view the Wonderland site as a harder spot to get to than the current high school. Following last Monday’s presentation, councillors asked some questions about the site, focusing on traffi c as well as overall future growth of the school system. A City Council subcommittee will have a further discussion of the options and the overall project on Jan. 24, City Council President Gerry Visconti said. Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe was among the councillors who pointed out that there could be a potential cost savings at the Wonderland site if the city decided to cut back on the new fi elds for that site and use the fi elds at the current high school. Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky said he believes keeping the existing high school for a future middle school would be a good idea, and that building on Wonderland means the city wouldn’t lose parkland for up to seven years. Councillor-at-Large Dan Rizzo said he is glad that the most recent plans for building at the current high school do not include the takings of any surrounding properties by eminent domain. “I can’t stress enough the importance of all three committees being aligned and agreeing to a site,” said Visconti. “We’ve been on this path of trying to get on the [MSBA] list for … fi ve years. Now that we are on it, and I know that it is a big dollar to spend, but I can’t stress the importance for the city to make this happen, and we all be aligned to get this done, because not having it is not an option, to be honest with you.” 1. Massachusetts (in South Hamilton) 2. Oprah Winfrey 3. Billiards 4. They are drums (in India, Ireland and Japan, respectively) 5. The Pentagon 6. Japan 7. Six 8. Buckminster Fuller 9. They are types of trout. 10. The Republic of Ireland 11. A comic strip character in two New York newspapers 12. The Hawaiian Islands 13. Queen bees and bee larvae 14. The PanAmerican Highway 15. John Greenleaf Whittier 16. The original Batmobile from “Batman” 17. White Castle 18. Boston 19. Wonderland Amusement Park (from 1906-1910) 20. 1943

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The House and Senate held brief sessions with little of the ceremonial pageantry that usually accompanies the beginning of a new year on Beacon Hill. The Massachusetts Statehouse is the last state capitol building in the nation that is still completely closed to the public, and in addition, most legislators and staff members continue to work and vote remotely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. There were no roll calls in the House and Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call begins a recap of the 2021 session. Here are some of the bills that were approved by the House and Senate and signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker in the 2021 session. Most bills that were still pending at the end of the 2021 are carried over into 2022 in the same status they had in 2021. $48.1 BILLION FISCAL 2022 BUDGET (H 4002) House 160-0, Senate 40-0, approved and Gov. Charlie Baker on July 16, 2021 signed into law, after vetoing several items, a $48.1 billion fi scal 2022 state budget for the fi scal year that began on July 1. The budget was based on new estimates that tax collections in fi scal year 2022 will increase by more than $4.2 billion above the amount originally predicted by the governor, the House and the Senate. In light of the pandemic, elected offi cials had for months braced themselves for a substantial decrease in tax revenues and a cut in some programs and/or even a tax increase. The new estimates also led to the cancellation of a planned withdrawal from the state’s Rainy Day Fund of at least $1.5 billion. Offi cials also project a $1.1 billion deposit into the fund which will drive its balance to $5.8 billion by the end of fi scal year 2022. The budget also cancels a plan to raise fees on Uber and Lyft rides in order to generate new money for cities and towns, the MBTA and other infrastructure projects. Other provisions include a $350 million fund that could be used in future years to help cover the cost of the $1.5 billion school funding reform law passed in 2019; permanently extending the state’s tax credit for fi lm production companies in Massachusetts; and a new law, based on a bill fi led by Sen. Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford) that will provide victims of violent crime and human traffi cking enhanced protections. “[This budget] … upholds our Senate values, charts a hopeful path forward for our commonwealth and more importantly refl ects our priorities,” said Senate Ways and Means chair Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport). “We maintain fi scal responsibility and ensure our commonwealth maintains healthy reserves for years to come. It safeguards the health and wellness of our most vulnerable populations and new supports for children and families.” Although she ultimately voted for the budget, Sen. Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) said that she objected to the fact that legislators were given only a few hours to read the 434-page bill before voting on it. The budget was released late on a Thursday night and was voted on Friday afternoon. DiZoglio said that positioning members to take a vote on something they did not get adequate time to review is not acceptable. “If we keep doing this over and over again, it’s not going to magically become acceptable,” she said. “The fact that we didn’t get even a day to review this is very disappointing. But what’s more disappointing … is the fact that those in our communities who have a stake in what happens in the bill before us, those it will impact most—our schools, our elderly populations, those who are coming from positions of powerlessness, those folks, probably many of them, still don’t even know that we’re taking this bill up. And yet we continue to call what happens in this chamber part of the democratic process.” (A “Yes” vote is for the budget.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Sen. Joseph Boncore has resigned $400 MILLION FOR NEW SOLDIERS’ HOME IN HOLYOKE (H 3770) House 160-0, Senate 40-0, approved and on May 20, 2021 Gov. Baker signed into law a bill authorizing $400 million to fund the construction of a new Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. The push to construct the new home follows the deaths of 77 veteran residents in 2020 as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak at the current facility. The bill also provides $200 million to increase geographic equity and accessibility of long-term care services for Bay State veterans with a focus on areas that are not primarily served by the soldiers’ homes in Chelsea or Holyoke. “Rebuilding the soldiers’ home in Holyoke and increasing access to services for our veterans is necessary and long overdue, especially after tragically losing many residents of the soldiers’ home to a COVID-19 outbreak last year,” said Sen. Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington). “This funding will ensure that the commonwealth’s veterans are met with the services that they deserve and that address their unique and changing needs.” “As the senator for the city of Holyoke and the Soldiers’ Home, I know what this new home means to so many in our community,” said Sen. John Velis (D-Westfi eld), Senate chair of the Committee on Veterans and Federal Aff airs. “This has truly been a long and emotional process that started well before this legislation was first fi led. 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THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022 Page 15 BEACON | FROM Page 17 message: ‘Get this done.’ We could not let them down and I am proud to say that we have not let them down … The funding authorized in this bill will ensure that the future residents of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home and veterans across our commonwealth receive the care with honor and dignity that they have earned in service to our nation.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Sen. Joseph Boncore has resigned 3951) ROADS AND BRIDGES (H House 160-0, Senate 40-0, approved and Gov. Baker signed into law on May 28, 2021 a bill that includes authorizing $200 million in one-time funding for the maintenance and repair of local roads and bridges in cities and towns across the state. The $350 million package, a bond bill under which the funding would be borrowed by the state through the sale of bonds, also includes $150 million to pay for bus lanes, improvement of public transit, electric vehicles and other state transportation projects. “When building a better normal post-pandemic, investment in transportation infrastructure is crucial,” said Sen. Pat Jehlen (DSomerville). “Our communities should feel that their infrastructure is reliable and making it easier for them to go back to their normal activities.” This legislation recognizes that in addition to the backlog of local roads in need of repair, there is an unmet need for local projects that benefi t all modes of transportation,” said Rep. Bill Straus (D-Mattapoisett), House chair of the Committee on Transportation. “And I am pleased that the Legislature was able to provide municipal assistance for road work and expanded funding for towns and cities to advance public transit and reduce congestion.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Sen. Joseph Boncore has resigned HELP BUSINESSES AND WORKERS (H 90) House 157-0, Senate 40-0, approved and Gov. Baker signed into law on April 1, 2022 a bill that supporters said will stabilize the state’s unemployment system and provide targeted tax relief to employers and workers. Provisions exclude Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans from being taxed by the state in 2020; exclude $10,200 of unemployment compensation received by an individual with a household income of less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level from gross income for tax purposes; and create a mechanism ensuring all employees will be able to access 40 hours of paid sick time for any COVID-related issues, including testing positive, needing to quarantine or caring for a loved one. Other provisions waive penalties on unemployment insurance taxes; freeze unemployment insurance rates paid by employers and extend the state’s tax fi ling deadline from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. Businesses would also face a new surcharge, in the form of an excise tax on employee wages, through December 2022 to help repay interest due in September on the federal loans. “The House and Senate enacted legislation to make important updates to our state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, which has provided an economic lifeline for so many families in need,” said Rep. Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury), House chair of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. “Our actions today will prevent a sharp increase in rates on our businesses, help stabilize the fund over the longer term, provide tax relief to lower income jobseekers and ensure that needed jobless benefi ts continue to fl ow.” “Massachusetts employers faced a signifi cant increase in their unemployment insurance costs, with employers’ experience rates scheduled to jump from $539 to $858 per worker this year,” said Republican House Minority Leader Rep. Brad Jones (R-North Reading). “This legislation mitigates that increase by freezing the rate schedule. Restaurants and small businesses, already struggling fi - nancially during the COVID-19 pandemic, secured federal Paycheck Protection Program loans to keep their businesses afloat and save employees’ jobs during the pandemic faced a collective tax bill of $150 million. This legislation will make sure their forgiven loans will not be subject to state taxes.” “Over the past year, thousands of Massachusetts workers have lost pay, or even lost their jobs, because they needed to stay home from work due to COVID symptoms, or to recover after receiving a vaccine,” said Steve Tolman, President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO. “Countless other workers have gone to work even when they might be sick because they can’t aff ord not to get paid. Workers need Emergency Paid Sick Time.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Sen. Joseph Boncore has resigned HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been fi led. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late-night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of January 3-7, the House met for a total of 34 minutes and the Senate met for a total of 16 minutes. Mon. Jan. 3 House 11:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. Senate 11:08 a.m. to 11:16 a.m. Tues. Jan. 4 No House session No Senate session Wed. Jan. 5 House 11:09 a.m. to 11:22 a.m. Senate 11:10 a.m. to 11:12 a.m. Thurs. Jan. 6 House 11:00 a.m. to 11:11 a.m. Senate 11:13 a.m. to 11:19 a.m. Fri. Jan. 7 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com USA Lawn and Yard Care SNOW PLOWING Driveways From $ 35 * REASONABLE RATES * Prompt, Courteous Service * PARKING LOTS 781-521-9927 Call

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That’s why it has long been rejected, until, strangely, its recent embrace by many on the religious left as well as many on wider political left. But not everyone on the wider left. Liberals ranging from the likes of Bill Maher to Andrew Sullivan to John McWhorter to James Carville firmly reject it and take it on. Entire groups like the 1776 Unites project, made up of longtime leading AfricanAmerican scholars like Carol Swain, Glenn Loury, Bob Woodson, Shelby Steele, Wilfred Reilly, and dozens more have sprung up to counter CRT’s infl uence. What inspires people and brings them to their better angels are brilliant works like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birmingham Jail letter, not the works of CRT writers like Robin DiAngelo, Kimberle Crenshaw, Richard Delgado, and Ibram X. Kendi. As I’ve said in this space before, it reminds me of a constant caution I urge to religiousleft Christians who oddly feel compelled to say sympathetic things toward Marxism: If you want to help the poor, just follow the Gospel and teachings of Jesus. Why follow militantly atheistic communism merely because Karl Marx likewise talked of helping the poor? That’s silly. Marxists vehemently reject religion. Just as Marxists don’t get to claim ownership of workers’ rights, neither do critical race theorists suddenly get to claim ownership of civil rights. People on the religious left have long been easily manipulated by radical theories repackaged and dressed up in a pretty pink bow. They are very naïve to many of these noxious ideological notions, and Marxist practitioners have long known that and targeted them. I wrote a 700-page book on the subject. Again, they should simply stick with the Gospel. Go to Christ. You need not go to anything rooted in Marx. That is not fruit from a healthy tree. For those of us in education, especially at Christian colleges, this is the time to do what King did in that cell in Birmingham: appeal to the Gospel, Judeo-Christian teaching, natural law, Jesus, St. Paul, Augustine, Aquinas, and not to a theory developed from the ideas of Karl Marx and the Frankfurt School. Critical race theory is doing what it was designed to do: divide people. We need to unite people around what is true. Teach MLK, not CRT. Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of Public Hearing Notice City of Revere, MA Notice is hereby given that the Revere City Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday evening, January 24, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Councillor Joseph A. DelGrosso City Council Chamber, Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151 on the following proposed amendment to the Revised Ordinances of the City of Revere: Be it ordained by the City of Revere as follows: An Ordinance Amending Metered Rates of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Revere Section 1. Section 13.04.130 Meters – Metered Rates of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Revere is hereby amended by inserting the words, “or an owner-occupied residential building comprised of not more               for “Residential use”. Section 2. Section 13.04.130 Meters – Metered Rates of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Revere is hereby amended by inserting the words, “except for an owner-occupied residential building comprised of                    Section 3. Section 13.04.132 Multi-unit facility billing of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Revere is hereby amended by inserting the words, “except for an owner-occupied residential building comprised of not                                     City Hall, Revere, Massachusetts 02151, Monday through Thursday from 8:15 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Friday 8:15 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. January 14, 2022 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. 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