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Losing almost everything in such a precarious time, many have relied on the support of their friends, and Mayor Arrigo hopes the community will continue to be generous in helping them land on their feet. “Our neighbors face the hardship of losing their homes after an incredibly challenging year for Revere’s families, and it is my hope that the Fire Relief Fund will allow our community the opportunity to securely offer a hand. Picking up the pieces after tragedies of this caliber is never easy, and the impact of the pandemic makes it that much harder for these families to reach the level of stability they need. I would like to thank our partner community organizations and fi rst responders for having been the front line of support for these residents. Our community has and will continue to support these families as they head towards better times.” Impacted families have received monetary support from Red Cross Massachusetts and will continue to receive support from the City’s community partners. Donations may be made online via PayPal by visiting www.revere.org/relief. Donations may also be received via a check made out to “City of Revere, Mayor’s Offi ce Fire Relief Fund” and mailed to the Mayor’s Offi ce or deposited at People’s United Bank on Broadway. RevereTV Spotlight T he State of the City Address by Mayor Arrigo aired live on RevereTV and all RTV outlets last night at 6pm. The RevereTV staff worked with the mayor and his team to facilitate this production which took place in the studio. This year’s address was different because it was totally virtual. Members of the community participated with pre-recorded video clips, but others were present via Zoom. If you missed last night’s live coverage you can watch Mayor Arrigo’s State of the City Address on RevereTV and the RTV YouTube channel. All RevereTV channels have been loaded with repeats of the Revere COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall. This Town Hall included information for residents 75 and older about how to get access to the vaccine, along with answers to questions about the vaccine from Revere residents. Along with this informational program, much shorter PSAs have been playing with information that directly reaches out to seniors. The PSA gives those who may not have the means to book an appointment other ways to get help to do so. Last week, the kitchen studio was put to great use! In partnership with the Revere Offi ce of Elder Aff airs and the RossettiCowan Senior Center, RevereTV is producing instructional cooking programs for seniors. The latest of this series is a continuation of “Cooking with the Keefes,” featuring Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe and his wife Jennifer. 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THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 Page 3 Funding approved for design of repair projects at Lincoln and Beachmont schools By Adam Swift U pgrades are on the way to two of the city’s older elementary schools. Monday night, the city council approved a loan order for $5.875 million for capital improvement projects for Fiscal Year 2021. Included in that loan order is $2 million for a new HVAC system for the Lincoln School. In addition, the council approved two separate $60,000 loan orders for the planning and design of projects at the Lincoln and Beachmont elementary schools. At the Lincoln, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) has approved a plan for new windows and doors at the school. The MSBA also approved a project to replace the outdated boilers at the Beachmont. “We have done several projects in the city that have improved our school buildings through the MSBA that we have been fortunate to avail ourselves of over the years,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dianne Kelly. “Last year, we submitted two new, accelerated repair projects, one at the Lincoln School and one at the Beachmont School.” Replacing the windows and doors at the Lincoln School will complement the HVAC upgrades, Kelly said. “If there is air conditioning in the building, we want to make sure the building envelope is tight and the window and doors are working well so as not to have exorbitant energy costs.” Kelly said the district also submitted a proposal to the MSBA last year for a new roof at the Lincoln School, but that project was not approved. She said the schools will continue to pursue MSBA funding for that project in the coming years. Julie DeMauro of the city’s planning and development department noted that the existing boilers at the Beachmont School are outdated and ineffi cient. “In 2019, we did have a green energy audit at the Beachmont, and one of the things that came up was the boilers and how inefficient they really were,” she said. “They are old and outdated and really burn through a lot of energy.” Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso said the upgrades to the HVAC system at the Lincoln has been a long time coming, and that all the improvements will make the schools better places for students, parents, and educators. “These are two investments in our public school system that we need to make at two of the oldest schools in our district,” said Councillor-AtLarge Jessica Ann Giannino. Revere Chief Financial Offi cer Richard Viscay said paying for the planning of the improvements at the Lincoln and Beachmont is a great way for the city to leverage its money with the MSBA grant dollars. 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 SNOW BLOWER SALES, SERVICE & REPAIRS Pickup/Delivery Available 1039 BROADWAY, REVERE 781-289-6466 781-289-6466 WWW.BIKERSOUTFITTER.COM WWW.BIKERSOUTFITTER.COM Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma @TurcoforRep TurcoforRep.com info@turcoforrep.com Vote Tuesday, March 2nd PAID POLITICAL AD Paid for and Authorized by the Committee to Elect Jeff Turco. PAID POLITICAL AD (617) 548-9429

Page 4 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 Council backs resolution asking Amazon to provide prevailing wages By Adam Swift C ity leaders skate a thin line when Amazon brings new facilities and jobs to a community. In Revere, Amazon is bringing a second distribution facility to the former Showcase Cinema site, but City Councillors want to make sure Amazon isn’t taking advantage of its employees and the community. Tuesday night, the council backed a resolution presented by councillors Jessica Ann Giannino and Richard Serino urging fair and full employment opportunities at Amazon. “Amazon is one of the wealthWith unity, we can achieve anything. HAPPY PRESIDENTS DAY. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE LONG WEEKEND. PLEASE REMEMBER WE’RE CLOSED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH IN OBSERVANCE OF THE HOLIDAY. AS ALWAYS, YOU CAN ACCESS OUR ATMS AND ONLINE BANKING ANYTIME.              WWW.EVERETTBANK .COM Right by you.         Member FDIC Member DIF iest companies in the world, worth over $1.7 trillion, that’s trillion with a T, dollars, and they are working right now to build their own distribution network to increase profi t, but it’s at the expense of their workers,” said Giannino. “My concern right now … is that we want to make sure they are meeting the obligations of the city of Revere and our neighbors and that they are held to a high standard of safety.” The resolution, similar to one that has passed in neighboring cities, urges Amazon to meet and confer with the Revere community, included, but not limited to, representatives of labor unions including the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 25, locally impacted neighborhood groups, local residents, and other interested parties to discuss how Amazon can expand delivery operations, warehouses, and fulfillment centers in a way that is benefi - cial to Revere and its residents while guaranteeing sustainable growth for the city and helping to ensure that fair and equitable employment standards are maintained for all ecommerce delivery network. The resolution also calls for Amazon operations to meet or exceed current community standards established by existing e-commerce delivery networks. This commitment would include that all delivery drivers be direct employees of Amazon and not independent contractors. “Revere is a working class city with strong ethics and work values, and a lot of small businesses have suff ered because of COVID-19,” said Giannino. “We want to make sure that we are not taking away from small businesses by allowing Amazon to get away with a little more than they should be.” Giannino said she wants to see Amazon providing its employees with wages and benefi ts on par with UPS and Federal Express. Serino said that when word came down that Amazon was coming to the former cinema site in his ward, Ward 6, the biggest issue he heard from his constituents was about what kind of jobs Amazon was bringing to the neighborhood. “Amazon has kind of a track record of not being fair employers,” said Serino. “In fact, last week, they were just fi ned $61.7 million for withholding tips from delivery drivers.” Serino said the goal of the resolution is to encourage Amazon to be a fair employer. “Obviously, we can’t mandate things, but we can certainly request them and show solidarity for Amazon employees,” said Serino, adding the employees should have the right to unionize and receive fair wages and good benefi ts. Anthony Caggiano, a Northeastern Metropolitan School Committee member as well as a member of Teamster Local 25 who worked for DHL said the delivery industry is very demanding, but that the tradeoff was always that employees would be compensated fairly and get a good benefi ts package. “I’m asking the city council to pass this resolution and send a message to Amazon that if they do business in this city, you will pay the prevailing wage and benefi t package and there will be a right to collective bargaining,” said Caggiano. Ward 2 Councillor Arthur Guinasso said the council is asking Amazon to be a good neighbor and to be good to their employees. “I think this is a very reasonable request for fair wages for the work being done,” said Guinasso. For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-286-8500 or Info@advocatenews.net

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 Page 5 Former prosecutor recalls years of Beachmont gang involvement before transformative moment changes his course that his raw and unfettered account of the streets of Revere would resonate with many professionals in his fi eld. “I don’t think that a lawyer or a judge would be particularly interested in accepting it,” said Riley. “Lawyers go to good schools where they study hard, they Early in his childhood, Fred Riley and his family moved to Endicott Avenue in Beachmont where Riley connected with his lifelong group of friends he calls his crew. By Jessica Kergo F rom gang affiliation to a distinguished career in the legal field, former Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General, Fred Riley recounts his delinquent youth in the streets of Revere and his later path on the are the best of the human spirit,” Riley writes in My Life as a Prosecutor. “Their moral fi ber holds its own and surpasses most.” Riley doubts T h e book cover of Riley’s memoir, My Life as a Prosecutor. don’t spend days on the orner like I did, and they don’t see that side of life.” The publishing process was less than ideal for Ri, who insisted on writing the 20-chapter memoir by hand and researchYOUTH | SEE Page 17 $2.19 GALLON We accept: MasterCard * Visa * & Discover Price Subject to Change without notice 100 Gal. Min. 24 Hr. Service 781-286-2602 FRED RILEY Author lawful side of the justice system in his 2021 memoir, My Life as a Prosecutor. Now 81 years old, Fred Riley grew up in the Beachmont section of Revere, where he and his “crew” were caught up in what Riley describes as a local gang culture that existed during the late fi fties and early sixties. Riley outlines the transformative event that altered the trajectory of his future and kick started his career in prosecution. He said he hoped to challenge derogatory preconceptions toward people from Revere. “I wanted to show that people who have had a less than enviable background can still be successful in an area where they normally wouldn’t think they could be,” said the former prosecutor. In his memoir, Riley captures the sense of companionship and loyalty that comprised Beachmont’s idiosyncratic culture during that time. He leaves no question of his pride for the city of Revere and his admiration for many of the people in his community. “My conclusion is that the City of Revere is peopled, on the whole, by those whose instincts

Page 6 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 Retired 35-year School Committee celebrates a century of life By Tara Vocino F amily members shared the secret to Elizabeth McBride’s 100 years of life at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center last Thursday afternoon. As McBride took a much-deserved nap, daughter Anne Tolley said her mother always has a positive attitude on life, giving back to children, especially. A retired 35-year School Committee member and “domestic engineer” or stay-at-home mother of eight, she often gave $2 bills to children in her younger years. “Children have a special place in her heart,” Tolley said, whose mother attended Abraham Lincoln Elementary School before moving to Chelsea. Married to John McBride, of 68 years, Elizabeth said the secret was to smile, nod, and do whatever her husband pleased. Five generations were represented last Thursday, including eight children, 16 grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren, and two greatgreat-grandchildren. Lighthouse Nursing Care Center Unit Manager Julie Sullivan, LPN, said Elizabeth is a lovable person to staff and has an intact memory, remembering meeting former First Lady Laura Bush. “She’s full of energy, sociable, and energetic,” Sullivan said. “She makes me laugh.” From left to right are, son Kevin McBride, daughter-in-law Susan McBride, and aunt Alice Crutty celebrating Elizabeth McBride’s 100th birthday. Family was asked to remain socially distant to limit the spread of COVID-19. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Pictured left to right are, son Kevin McBride, oldest grandson Jonathan Backstrom, and son John McBride celebrating a century. Mayor Brian Arrigo, Fire Chief Christopher Bright, and police offi cers Kenneth Bruker and Jose Osorio congratulate McBride. From left to right are, daughters Anne Tolley, Elizabeth Backstrom, and Kathleen McBride celebrated their mother Elizabeth’s 100th birthday at Lighthouse Nursing Care Center last Thursday afternoon. Family surrounds Elizabeth McBride, 100. Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 Page 7 Mass. Retirees Association Endorses Jeffrey Turco for State Representative BOSTON, MA – On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Retirees Association endorsed Jeff rey Turco for State Representative, 19th Suff olk District. The seat was vacated by former Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and a Special Election is set for March 30th with the Primary being held on March 2nd . “Mass Retirees is proud to endorse Jeff Turco for State Representative. Not only is Jeff someone we have worked closely with on a variety of issues for many years, but he is also someone we view as a friend and supporter of public retirees,” said Mass Retirees President Frank Valeri. “I got to know Jeff very well when we both worked in the State Senate. He’s the ideal candidate to hit the ground running on day 1, with a wealth of experience and deep roots in the community.” Throughout the Massachusetts Retirees Association’s 52year history, the Association has become widely recognized as one of the strongest lobby groups on Beacon Hill. Its 52,000 members consist of retirees of the state, teachers’, city, town, county, authority and district retirement systems. “As a longtime supporter of the association and someone familiar with the type of lawmakers that Mass Retirees aligns with, this endorsement is a huge honor,” said Turco. “I look forward to advocating on behalf of all the women and men who so generously dedicated the better Oil Burner Service • Oil Filter • Cleaning • Tune-Up $140 Call 781-324-2770 JEFFREY TURCO Candidate for State Rep part of their lives to serving their communities and the Commonwealth.” About Jeff rey: As a seasoned attorney with local roots, Jeff rey Turco is the ideal blend of experience and professionalism, with the knowhow to be a strong leader for his community in these most uncertain times. In 2005, Jeff rey was the Special Sheriff and Superintendent of the Worcester County Sheriff 's Offi ce and starting in 2006 was appointed a Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Agency. Since 2011, Jeff rey has owned and operated the Law Offi ce of Jeff rey Rosario Turco in Chelsea. Working for his community has always been in the forefront for Turco, for two years he served as Town Council President in Winthrop and a School Committee member. Jeffrey resides in Winthrop with his wife, the former Melissa Carbone, and their six children. Council to honor Fatou Drammeh for city service By Adam Swift T his month, the City Council is honoring one of its hardest working and most compassionate residents. Monday night, the council unanimously approved a motion to award a Certifi cate of Appreciation to Fatou Drammeh for her commitment and dedication to Revere. The motion was introduced by councillors Richard Serino, Jessica Ann Giannino and Patrick Keefe. The council is looking to present the certificate to Drammeh in person later this month. Drammeh is the founder of Women Encouraging Empowerment, a local non-profit organization in Revere that works to educate, advocate for, and protect and the most vulnerable populations in the community. Additionally, through the COVID-19 pandemic, several councillors pointed out that Drammeh has gone above and beyond to connect residents with resources. Drammeh is currently the coordinator of the Revere Community School. “Anybody who knows Fatou knows that the community lives within her heart,” said Serino. “Even before the Covid pandemic, she was very involved in helping people in the community. When I called her last week to tell her I was going to fi le this motion, she was so humbled, and she said, ‘When I wake up in the morning, I just pray that I make one person’s life a little bit better through my work.’ She is a saint in our community.” Keefe said Drammeh was a key fi gure in helping the community when the pandemic first started ravaging ReHONORING | SEE Page 8

Page 8 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 Representative Giannino Leads Efforts to Call on Baker Administration to Prioritize Postal Workers in the COVID Vaccination Process ~FLASHBACK~ 30th in a series of photos from              BOSTON – As the old saying goes, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” and in 2021, the United States Postal Service’s motto should be updated to include the words “nor pandemic.” Unfortunately, postal       Me embers ers rs of t the he RRev the everevere vere Fire re Departme ep rtm epart tmemeent en nt                         workers were not specifically named as one of the job-specifi c sectors eligible in Phase 1 and Phase 2 in the Baker administration’s phased approach to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, despite being designated in the CDC’s Phase 1b recommendation. After hearing from postal workers from Revere, Chelsea or Saugus, Representative Jessica A. Giannino (D-Revere) felt compelled to advocate to the Baker administration to prioritize these essential workers. “I was proud to lead an effort to draft a sign-on letter for my colleagues in the Legislature to join with me in calling on Governor Baker to prioritize postal workers and to specifi cally name them in the state’s phased vaccination apwhen delivering mail to a person’s home or in the post offi ce when citizens are buying stamps or mailing packages. These are men and women who have reported to work each and every day since the onset of the pandemic, and whose essential function became even more critical over the last year with the 2020 elections and a busy holiday season that saw an infl ux in deliveries.” Ensuring that these JESSICA GIANNINO State Representative proach,” said Representative Jessica A. Giannino (D-Revere). “Postal workers have been on the front lines throughout the entire pandemic, and sometimes do not receive the credit they so rightly deserve. They are interacting with the public regularly, whether it is workers remain healthy is essential to averting backlogs that have plagued the USPS since the onset of the pandemic. Nearly fi fty State Representatives and State Senators signed onto the letter to express that they share postal workers’ concerns both for their health and their ability to continue their essential work, and to urge Governor Baker to acknowledge the public health value of their role by explicitly naming these workers in the state’s eligibility criteria as soon as possible. Mass. Organization of State Engineers and Scientists (MOSES) endorse Alicia DelVento T he Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists (MOSES) have voted to endorse Alicia DelVento for the 19th Suff olk House seat. MOSES recognizes Alicia's commitment to public employees and retirees, and is proud to HONORING | FROM Page 7 vere last spring and resources were slim. “She was running the community school, and she was showing up in the morning at the food distribution sites to help pack bags with us, and this is all volunteer work,” said Keefe. “Everywhere you turn, whenever there is an event within our borders, she’s there. She really eats, sleeps, and breathes the city of Revere.” Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky said she worked endorse and stand with her candidacy. We look forward to working with Alicia as she continues to advocate for policies that protect hard-working state employees and make the Commonwealth a great place to work and live. with Drammeh years ago and helped her fi nd locations to run Women Encouraging Empowerment programs. “I was so pleased she moved onto the Revere Community School,” said Novoselsky. “She is such a wonderful lady and she gives her heart and soul to everything that she does, and she helps the right people.” Councillor-at-Large Gerry Visconti applauded the decision to honor Drammeh. “She has been a tremendous asset to our community and there couldn’t be a better choice,” he said.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 Page 9 Resident Services Director Job Description Position Purpose: Reports to: Develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate all program functions of the Revere Housing Authority (RHA) Executive Director Positions Supervised: Mixed Population Coordinator; Interns/Volunteers Salary: $55,000-$60,000 Primary Responsibilities: Program • Develop and implement a year-round program schedule to include scheduling of programs for all residents at the RHA State and Federal Properties • Develop and implement comprehensive program activities in the areas of technology, ESL, education, employment, academic achievement, social/recreational, health, arts/culture, leadership development, substance abuse education and prevention, civic engagement, and economic development for the continuum of ages that utilize the center. • Plan and carry out social opportunities to connect with neighbors in and outside the development. • Plan and implement activities year-round, including school vacation weeks, summer, holidays, etc.               • Help identify, develop and coordinate implementation of programs at the RHA through community partnerships with area schools, colleges, area organizations such as the YMCA, YWCA, Metro-Housing Boston (MHP) local banks and area businesses and other community organizations which can enhance quality of life for RHA residents and program participants. • Identify individual, family and community service needs of residents and offer appropriate referrals • Developing strategies to link residents with needed programs, including assisting them to overcome various barriers that might impede access to those services • Building community participation and involvement in service programs offered. • Actively work with the RSM in setting and accomplishing the goals of the center • Identifying additional resource and funding opportunities to respond to emerging needs and interests of residents • Coordinate and supervise all functions of the drop-in program, including school vacation activities. • Work closely with local colleges and local organizations to recruit program volunteers and interns • Build and Maintain working relationships with service provider partners, contractors and providers to develop an integrated system of education and technology, workforce, employment and economic development, youth recreation and diversion, and family support services to support the continued and long-term success of families residing in the development.                       • Develop a comprehensive understanding of resident needs and issues (conduct needs assessments, community meetings, etc.) offer residents the opportunity to assist their community and guide them towards appropriate services and resources.                       • Collect information and document incidents for potential follow-up by property staff and/or residents involved. • Perform other duties related to the Resident Service Program as directed by supervisors. Administrative • Maintain accurate records and contact information for all participants, including children and adults. • Prepare and submit monthly (program, events, demographics) reports to the Center Director. • Work closely with the Executive Director on seeking out and responding to grant/funding opportunities. • Work closely with the Executive Director on the development and dissemination of a consistent program schedule. • Train and supervise program staff, volunteers and college interns. • Attend and participate in networking opportunities that will enhance and further the mission and purpose of the RHA.                                                        • Maintain inventory of equipment, supplies and other necessary materials; submit purchase orders to Executive Director for approval in a timely manner. • Inform the Center Director, Center Coordinator and maintenance of potential safety hazards or actual incidents. • Inform the Center Director of any required intervention between residents and RHA. • Work to prepare activity room for events, to include table set-up, hosting, food preparation, clean up before and after the event. • Submit expense requests to the Center Director, submit all receipts in a timely manner to the Center Director for monthly reconciliation. • Positively promote the RHA in the community and within the complex. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Effective communicator with ability to engage a range of stakeholders in writing and verbally. • Ability to plan, organize and facilitate the scheduling of multiple programs and providers.               • Experience writing grants and seeking grant funding opportunities. • Self-directed with the ability to prioritize and multi-task. • Ability to maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of program participants, providers, stakeholders and staff. • Must demonstrate a commitment to recognizing residents’ knowledge and experience as a valuable resource. • Able to motivate individuals and groups to actively participate and take leadership in efforts to increase self-determination. • Able to accurately identify/assess resident assets and needs in order to connect them effectively to resources and help them set personal goals. • Able to effectively facilitate meetings and community gatherings. • Must demonstrate a high level of verbal, writing and listening skills. • Literate with technology and software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) website development and social media. • Ability to represent the Revere Housing Authority at various community events and task forces. • Ability to identify resources, including funding opportunities to support the work of the Revere Housing Authority. • Accurate and timely record keeping.          • Passion and personal interest in working with people and providing assistance. Education and Experience:                           education. • Experience working in community partnerships and organizations on projects that require multi-agency coordination. • Knowledge of the Boston/ Suffolk County area community a plus. • Knowledge and experience working with organizations serving the following populations: youth, families, seniors, immigrants, unemployed, people with substance use, mental health related issues, physical and learning disabilities. Contact Information: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Carlos Lopez, Executive Director, Revere Housing Authority, 70 Cooledge Street, Revere, MA 02151.        

Page 10 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 Local doctors weigh in on top COVID-19 variant By Christopher Roberson Despite the downward trend in COVID-19 cases, the variant strain, known as B117, continues to gain momentum. Although other variants exist, Dr. Lou Ann Bruno-Murtha, the division chief of infectious diseases at Cambridge Health Alliance, said B117 has been the most prevalent variant thus far. Yet, she remained confi dent in the vaccines that were developed by Moderna and Pfi zer at the end of last year. "Fortunately, the three variants that have received recent attention appear to remain susceptible to antibodies produced in response to the two authorized vaccines currently in use,” she said. “Although the mRNA vaccines may be mildly less effective against this variant, most vaccine experts do not believe this subtlety will be clinically relevant.” However, Bruno-Murtha said the situation could easily spiral out of control just as it did when the original COVID-19 virus surAUTOTECH 1989 SINCE CA$H FOR YOUR CAR! DRIVE IT - PUSH IT - TOW IT! Cold Hard Cash For Your Car, Truck or SUV! 2008 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 4X4 Crew Cab, Z71 Package, Just Serviced, Clean Title, Only 126K Miles, Warranty! TRADES WELCOME! $11,900 Easy Financing Available! EddiesAutotech.com 2010 MERCURY MILAN 4-Door, Auto., Most Power Options, Clean Title, New Tires, Only 130K Miles, Runs & Drives Great, Warranty! 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This is an evolutionary survival of the fi ttest situation” Linas also said the spike protein found in B117 is much more potent than the spike protein in the original COVID-19 virus. “This is what makes the virus more infectious -- it is better at getting into host cells,” he said. In addition, Linas agreed with Bruno-Murtha regarding the effi cacy of the vaccines. “The good news is that the same things we do to prevent COVID will also work against B117,” he said. “The vaccines we have now are eff ective against B117.” Dr. Mark Siedner, an infectious disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital, said B117 is estimated to be 50 to 60 percent more contagious than the original strain of COVID-19. “This virus is becoming increasingly predominant,” he said. However, Siedner said safeguards are now in place to prevent a shutdown similar to what happened last spring. “The protective measures that keep us safe don’t change, social responsibility doesn’t change,” he said. “I don’t foresee us going back in time; we should not be where we were a year ago.” However, Dr. Richard Ellison, an infectious disease specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center, was not as optimistic about the vaccines’ to ability to guard against B117. “We don't have any good evidence at all,” he said. “It’s defi - nitely very worrisome.” Ellison also called attention to the havoc that B117 has already caused in the United Kingdom. “What we saw in England could realistically happen here,” he said. Mass. National Guard Begins Assisting with Community Vaccinations in East Boston, Springfield and Danvers First team deployed to East Boston with additional personnel available for local needs BOSTON - As part of the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, the Massachusetts National Guard has begun providing support of vaccination initiatives. Beginning last week, ten medically qualifi ed Guard members are partnering with the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) to administer vaccines in East Boston. Today, two teams of ten Guard members will be on site at the Springfi eld and Danvers mass vaccination sites to assist in administering vaccine. Medically qualifi ed soldiers and airmen began assisting with vaccine administration. Their assistance at EBNHC is expected to continue for at least three weeks to support four vaccination sites throughout EBNHC’s service area including East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and the South End. The mission is federally funded. The Guard will continue to make qualifi ed personnel available to the Executive Offi ce of Health and Human Services for deployment to facilities requesting assistance. The National Guard has personnel with a range of applicable expertise within its ranks, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, emergency medical technicians, and medics. COVID | SEE Page 11                                        

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 Page 11 Teamsters Local 25 Applauds Revere City Council Vote Urging Amazon to Improve Safety Record and Treatment of Workers City of Boston was fi rst to demand Amazon meet community standards for wages, benefi ts & safe working conditions prior to any expansion, other communities now putting Amazon on notice REVERE – Teamsters Local 25 applauds the Revere City Council for unanimously passing a resolution demanding Amazon improve its safety record and treatment of delivery drivers. The resolution, off ered by Councillors Giannino and Serino, states that prior to any expansion into Revere, Amazon must meet or exceed community standards for wages, benefi ts and safe working conditions, and should confer with the International Brotherhood ROCKY SERINO Ward 6 Councillor City Council and the growing number of municipalities following Boston’s lead in putting the safety and well-being of delivery drivers fi rst.” “Working people have disJESSICA GIANNINO Councillor-at-Large of Teamsters Local 25 and other members of the community. Boston was the first to put the shipping giant on notice recently when the Boston City Council unanimously approved a similar measure in response to serious economic and public safety concerns involving Amazon. “Teamsters Local 25 will never stop fi ghting to get greedy corporations such as Amazon to treat delivery drivers with respect,” said Teamsters Local 25 President Sean M. O’Brien. “We are making it clear to Amazon that delivery drivers in Greater Boston are highly-skilled, well-trained workers who deservedly earn good wages and benefi ts to support their families. Thank you to the Revere COVID | FROM Page 10 These individuals have already administered the vaccine to 1,000 eligible Massachusetts soldiers and airmen, and now shift their focus to assisting in clinical settings for eligible members of the public. The Massachusetts National Guard’s fi rst priorities are to save lives and protect property, and Guard personnel have assisted the Commonwealth since the earliest days of the proportionately borne the cost of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some businesses struggle to stay open while others enjoy immense opportunities for expansion. As the corporate titans like Amazon evolve to capitalize on the ‘new normal’, it is important for elected leaders to find balance,” said Councillor-at-Large Jessica A. Giannino. “We can welcome new development and industries to our community while at the same time sending them a simple and clear message: Revere puts workers before profi ts.” "I am proud to support this resolution because as the Ward Councillor of the neighborhood where Amazon will be building a distribution center at the old movie theater site, I recognize that as an elected offi cial, I have an obligation to ensure that the jobs we are bringing to our community are ones that are good paying, that provide proper benefi ts and are fair employers that value the hard work crisis, providing a wide range of services to state agencies and local authorities. As a diverse and highly trained force whose members live and work in communities across the Commonwealth, the Guard has a proven track record of success supporting civilian authorities during and after state emergencies, and its units frequently train side-by-side with state and local fi rst responders, making them well-suited for domestic operations. of their employees," said Ward Six Councillor Richard J. Serino. "Amazon should be held to the same high standard as other major employers in Revere, and as such, I fi rmly believe employees of the multinational e-commerce company should have every right to organize and unionize for fairer treatment." Teamsters Local 25 member Anthony Caggiano of Revere, a newly elected member of the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School Committee, spoke in favor of the resolution. Caggiano told the Council that being a union member working at DHL has made it possible for him to raise a family in Revere, because union membership allows him to earn high wages, with TeamstersCare health insurance and New England Teamsters Pension. The resolution calls on Amazon to present suffi cient evidence that all delivery drivers will be direct employees of Amazon and not independent contractors and its operations meet or exceed current Community Standards established by existing delivery networks. It makes clear that any plans by Amazon to expand delivery operations, warehouses and fulfi llment centers must be done in a manner benefi cial to the City and its residents while guaranteeing sustainable growth and helping to ensure that fair and equitable employment standards are maintained for all ecommerce delivery networks. Teamsters Local 25 is the largest Teamsters union in New England with 12,000 members. 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Page 12 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 On the Campaign Trail with candidates DelVento and Turco TEAM TURCO: Pictured from left to right are, supporters Juan Velasquez, Kimberley Orrellana, Vanessa Velasquez, Grace Velasquez, Skyllar Mulvanney, Daniel Maguire, John Cammarata, Dominec Finelli, Donald Goodwin Jr., Donald Goodwin III, Douglas Goodwin (former Ward 1 Councillor) candidate Jeff rey Turco, son Joseph Turco, 12, James O’Donnell and Keith Hershenson. By Tara Vocino S tate Representative candidates (D-19th District) Alicia DelVento and Jeff rey Turco, both of Winthrop, held a two-hour campaign stand-out in front of Torretta’s Bakery & Ice Cream on Winthrop Avenue in Revere on Saturday morning. Summer Street resident Vanessa, 9, and Grace, 11, said candidate Jeff rey Turco is funny and approachable. Stephanie Hayes, Annette Anderson, Derek Murdock, Constance Grayson, candidate Alicia DelVento, Margaret Johnson, William Evers, and Smokey, 9 months, a mini bernadoodle. DelVento is pursuing a Master’s in Public Health at Dartmouth College. Bateman Road resident Ciro Franzese shakes hands with candidate Jeff rey Turco, who Franzese said is a hard-working guy. Alicia DelVento’s mother Cathy said it would be a historic win for her daughter, who had 24 supporters come out on Saturday morning in front of Torretta’s Bakery & Ice Cream. Dehon Street resident Seth Novoselsky speaks with candidate Alicia DelVento.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 Page 13 MIAA Board: Lynn Classical and Lynn English formally approved to join GBL in Fall 2021 Board votes unanimously to waive 2-year wait rule; Schools will participate in athletics this year By Steve Freker M ake way for the Rams and the Bulldogs! The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association's (MIAA) Board of Directors voted unanimously, 24-0, at their regular meeting on Thursday to allow Lynn Classical High School and Lynn English High School to immediately join the Greater Boston League (GBL) as full participants for the Fall 2021 season. The MIAA Board voted to waive a standing rule where schools usually had to wait two years before leaving one league and joining new one. The Lynn Classical Rams and Lynn English Bulldogs had been charter members of the Northeastern Conference (NEC), over 40 years, before both decided to break away from the NEC at the ett, Lynn Classical, Lynn English, Malden, Medford, Revere and Somerville. "It is great news for those two schools and also for the Greater Boston League," said Malden High School sixth-year Director of Health, Physical Educaend of 2020 in December. The GBL board voted unanimously in December to accept the two Lynn schools and the NEC soon followed suit and voted to allow the pair of schools out of their league agreement with no waiting period. The MIAA vote on Thursday sealed the deal officially and the two Lynn schools are now GBLers. The GBL now has no doubled in size in just four years, from four schools in 2017 to eight schools today: Chelsea, Everheard last year as early as the fall, that Lynn Classical and Lynn English were interested in becoming GBL members." ing future for our league in the coming years." With the addition of the Lynn schools, the GBL becomes that much stronger and one of the best conferences in the state, according to GBL President Chris Mastrangelo, who is principal of Malden High School. tion and Athletics Charlie Conefrey, who is also a sitting member of the MIAA Board of Directors, casting his vote alongside his colleagues Thursday. "We as a league were thrilled when we "We were already a strong league. With the addition of Lynn Classical and Lynn English, we are now the premier urban high school athletic league in Massachusetts," Mastrangelo said Thursday. "It will be an excit"There is just a lot of common ground between all our urban-based schools, with demographics, geographic proximity and the competition levels," Conefrey said. "Of course there are some schools which are stronger in particular sports, but overall, it will be a very balanced league. All of the GBL schools, including our newest members, understand and look forward to that." The entry of Lynn English marks the entry of the twotime defending state boys basketball champion. English also has a strong track and baseball program. Lynn Classical has been a consistent participant in the football playoff s and also is highly competitive in boys and girls basketball, soccer and baseball.

Page 14 portant to be with my wife and daughters in those precious moments. The fi nal missed roll call was for a land conveyance in the town of Dunstable, taken at 4 a.m. at the very end of the session as I was caring for my newborn.” Sens. Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) A note from Bob Katzen, Publisher of Beacon Hill Roll Call Join me this Sunday night and every Sunday night between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. for my talk show “The Bob Katzen Baby Boomer and Gen X Show.” Jump in my time capsule and come back to the simpler days of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. My guest on Sunday, February 14th on my WMEX 1510 AM Radio and online show will be Jay Gordon, a nationally known Elvis expert who hosted a renowned weekly nationally syndicated radio show “Elvis Only.” The show was all about the music and life of the King of rock ’n’ roll. Jay was also a disc jockey at the former Oldies 103 Radio, WZLX and many other Boston radio stations. His knowledge about and love for Elvis is unsurpassed. There are many ways you can listen to the show from anywhere in the world: • If you have a smart speaker, simply say, “Play WMEX on RADIO.COM” • Download the free RADIO. COM app on your phone or tablet • Listen online at: www.radio. com/1510wmex/listen • Tune into 1510 AM if you still have an AM radio THE HOUSE AND SENATE. There were no roll call votes in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports local senators’ roll call attendance records for the entire 2020 session. The Senate held 330 roll calls in 2020. Beacon Hill Roll Call tabulates the number of roll calls on which each senator was present and voting and then calculates that number as a percentage of the total roll call votes held. That percentage is the number referred to as the roll call attendance record. In the Senate, 84.6 percent (33 senators) have 100 percent roll call attendance records. Only six senators have missed any roll calls. Beacon Hill Roll Call contacted these senators who missed roll calls and asked them for a statement. More senators have 100 percent roll call attendance records than in recent memory. This can be attributed to the fact that most senators were not at the Statehouse and participated in these Senate sessions remotely from their homes because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of senators who had 100 percent roll call attendance records in the prior four years was 28 in 2019; 20 in 2018; 24 in 2017; and 17 in 2016. The senator who missed the most roll calls is Sen. Nick Collins (D-Boston) who missed 12 roll calls (96.3 percent attendance record). “My wife and I were overjoyed to welcome our second daughter into the world last June,” said Collins. “As a result, I was unable to cast votes in person for several days. Eleven of the 12 votes I missed were while I was on paternity leave. It was incredibly imand Mike Rush (D-West Roxbury) each missed fi ve roll calls (98.4 percent attendance record). “On January 16, [2020] I was home with the flu,” responded Jehlen. “There were fi ve roll calls that I missed [that day]. It’s the only session I missed.” “I was out of state on offi cial orders, training with the U.S. Navy from January 10, 2020 to January 19, 2020,” wrote Rush. Former Sen. James Welch missed two roll calls. He could not be reached for comment. Sens. Michael Rodrigues (DWestport) and Barry Finegold (DAndover) each missed one roll call. “I was in session participating in the debate on the climate change bill and I don’t remember missing a roll call,” responded Rodrigues. Finegold did not respond to repeated requests by Beacon Hill Roll Call for a comment. 2020 FINAL SENATE ROLL CALL ATTENDANCE RECORD The percentage listed next to the senator’s name is the percentage of roll call votes for which the senator was present and voting. The number in parentheses represents the number of roll calls that he or she missed. Sen. Joseph Boncore 100 percent (0) HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been 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 February 1-5, the House met for a total of six minutes while the Senate met for a total of eleven minutes. Mon. February 1 House 11:03 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. Senate 11:11 a.m. to 11:16 a.m. Tues. February 2 No House session No Senate session Wed. February 3 No House session No Senate session Thurs. February 4 House 11:02 a.m. to 11:06 a.m. Senate 11:27 a.m. to 11:33 a.m. Fri. February 5 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com A fi re fi ghter’s silhouette can be seen dousing water to the Mountain Avenue fi re. Revere Fire Chief Chris Bright is shown commanding fi re fi ghters at 242 Mountain Ave. during Saturday night. (Photo courtesy of Peter Aloisi) THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 PLAN | FROM Page 1 development of the G&J Towing site. Currently, Redgate Development is looking to develop the towing lot into approximately 250 to 300 units, according to city planning chief Robert O’Brien. “It’s been a really fantastic project to be a part of,” said state Representative and CouncillorAt-Large Jessica Ann Giannino. “This team has put a lot of time and eff ort to make sure this is not only something that is great thing for the city in the short term, but also in the long term.” She said one of the most important features of the plan is that it is beneficial to the local neighborhoods by making sure that it addresses flooding issues. Consultant David Bois of Arrowstreet said the plan addresses how some existing assets, FIRE | FROM Page 1 But fate would deal a heavier toll on the local jakes hours later as a 3-alarm was called for multiple calls at 242 Mountain Ave. for a working fi re. Mutual aid included outside companies from the neighboring cities and towns of Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Lynn, Boston and Massport, according to the report. With the rear of the building now a wall of fi re and the roof burned through and collapsed in places, Revere and Chelsea Ladder companies targeted their ladder pipes and with copious amounts of water on the fi re, according to the report. There were multiple slips and falls during fi re operations with the winter conditions adding to the diffi culty of fi ghting the fi re. Thankfully, only one Revere fi refi ghter was injured from a hand laceration while venting a window. Thirteen people, including 3 children were displaced from the fi re. Revere Fire Dept. staff were able to connect Red Cross and CAPIC along with Mayor Brian Arrigo’s Offi ce Outreach to provide services and support. In the official report, Chief Christopher Bright stated, “The Covid-19 Pandemic has presentRevere fi re fi ghters are shown battling the blaze at 242 Mountain Ave. which was destroyed in the aftermath. Thirteen people were left homeless and a fund has been set up to help. (Photo courtesy of Peter Aloisi) such as the boat works and a pier, can be used. He said another big aspect of the project is creating better access to the waterfront, through both the public and private development. The traffi c portion of the plan includes a tighter ramping system that allows access to Gibson Park without having it travel through the Riverside neighborhood. “The improvements at the park will generate additional trips to the park,” said Bois. “Right now, all the trips have to go through the Riverside neighborhood, and that seemed like an undue burden on the neighborhood.” One of the next steps for the riverfront area will be to identify and secure funding for the public portions of the development, Bois said, adding that the traffic improvements should take priority before extensive improvements are made to Gibson Park. “This is going to invigorate a piece of property in our city that has been grossly underused,” said former City Solicitor and Point of Pines resident Robert Marra. “This project really changes the face of the city, especially coming in from the North Shore.” Marra said the Riverfront Master Plan addresses fl ooding and traffi c and provides additional recreational space for residents. “I don’t live in the neighborhood, but I’ve been talking about it since I have been in Revere for 17 years that the waterfront needs to be activated from the front side, which is the beach side, and from the back side, which I think should be the recreation side with the boating and kayaking using Riverside (Boatworks),” said Ward 4 City Councillor Patrick Keefe. ed all fi refi ghters with endless challenges this past year. I am proud to report that, without exception, our fi refi ghters have responded and met every hazard that confronted them. They have risen to the occasion to overcome all the diffi cult challenges they faced. They inspire and motivate me to work harder to be the best Chief I can be. And I am proud and eternally grateful to lead such a brave force of fi refi ghters.” The fi re remains under investigation.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 Page 15 Revere Board of Health Vaccinates 380 Seniors in another Successful Clinic Volunteers and staff at the City’s COVID-19 vaccine hotline have made contact with 1,400+ residents in fi rst week of outreach O n Friday, February 5, the Revere Board of Health hosted its fi fth vaccination clinic at the Rumney Marsh Academy, this time providing a fi rst dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to 380 Revere residents aged 75 and older as part of the Commonwealth’s Phase 2 distribution protocol. Residents vaccinated on Friday will receive their second dose the week of March 1. In partnership with the City of Chelsea and Town of Winthrop, the Board of Health will administer 600 second doses for Revere fi rst responders later this week. As part of the City’s «Reach Every Senior» campaign, volunteers and staff at the COVID-19 vaccine hotline have made contact with more than 1,400 residents over the age of 75, informing them of the vaccination options available to them and assisting them in making an appointment as needed. Of the residents contacted to-date, nearly 60 percent reported already having an appointment, or were assisted in making an appointment. A multilingual mailer will be sent to all Revere households in the coming days to provide contact information for each of the currently available, local vaccination options. For example, the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center clinic at the Revere PACE Center vaccinated more than 200 seniors in its fi rst two days of operation last week. The PACE Center site is available to all residents currently eligible for a vaccine under the state’s phased distribution protocol. Enjoying the Snow How to Choose a Medical Alert System Dear Savvy Senior, I am interested in getting my mom, who lives alone, a medical alert system with a wearable pendant button that will let her call for help if she falls or has a medical emergency. What can you tell me to help me choose one? Too Many Choices Dear Too Many, A good medical alert system is an eff ective and aff ordable tool that can help keep your mom safe and living in her own home longer. But with all the diff erent products and features available today, choosing one can be challenging. Here are some tips that can help. Three Key Questions Medical alert systems, which Joseph Biasella, 7, bounces on the trampoline, despite snowy conditions on Sunday. Revere resident Emily Alvarez, 8, is catching snowfl akes on her tongue outside of her home during Sunday’s snowstorm. (Courtesy photo, Maddy Alvarez) have been around since the 1980s, provide a wearable help button – usually in the form of a neck pendant or wristband – that would put your mom in touch with a dispatcher who could summon emergency help or contact a friend or family member as needed. To help you narrow down your options and choose a system that best fi ts your mom’s needs, here are three key questions you’ll need to ask, along with some toprated companies that off er these products. Does your mom want a homebased or mobile system? Medical alert systems were originally designed to work inside the home with a landline telephone, which is still an option. But since fewer and fewer households have landlines these days, most companies today also off er home-based systems that work over a cellular network. With these systems, pressing the wearable help button allows you to speak to a dispatcher through a base unit located in your home. In addition, many companies offer mobile medical alert options, too. You can use these systems at home, but they’ll also allow you to call for help while you’re out and about. Mobile alerts operate over cellular networks and incorporate GPS technology. They allow you to talk and listen to the operator directly through the pendant button, and because of the GPS, your location would be known in order for help to be sent. If your mom doesn’t leave the house very often, she may not need a mobile system, but if she is still active, she may want added protection outside the home. Should her system be monitored or not? The best medical alert systems are monitored, meaning that the help button connects you with a trained operator at a 24/7 dispatching center. But you also have the option to choose a system that isn’t monitored. With these, when you press the help button, the device automatically dials a friend or family member on your programmed emergency call list. These products can often be set up to call multiple people and to contact emergency services if you don’t get an answer from someone on your list. Should you add a fall-detection feature? Most medical alert companies today now off er the option of an automatic fall detection pendant for an additional fee of $10 to $15 per month. These pendants sense falls when they occur and automatically contact the dispatch center, just as they would if you had pressed the call button. But be aware that this technology isn’t full proof. In some cases, this feature may register something as a fall that isn’t. The alarm might go off if you drop it or momentarily lose your balance but don’t actually land on the ground. Top Rated Systems Here are four top companies, rated by Consumer Reports that offer home and mobile monitored medical alert systems: Bay Alarm Medical: Fees range between $20 and $40 per month; BayAlarmMedical.com; 877-5229633. GreatCall’s Lively Mobile Plus: The device costs $50 plus a $25 to $40 monthly service fee; GreatCall.com; 800-650-5921. MobileHelp: Monthly fees run $20 to $45; MobileHelp.com; 800809-9664. Phillips Lifeline: $30 to $50/ month, plus a onetime device/activation fee of $50 to $100; Lifeline. Philips.com; 855-681-5351. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, Making ‘Mr. Biltim,’ the snowman, are North Revere residents Michael Biasella, 8, Joseph Biasella, 7, and Marcus Jones, 12. (Photos Courtesy of JJ Jones Jr. Photography) 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.

Page 16 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 ~Handyman Services~ •Plumbing •Electric •Ceiling Fans •Waterheaters + More Call Tom 781-324-2770                      I n Revere, February 5, following a lengthy illness at 83 We follow Social Distancing Guidelines!                               Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma years. Beloved wife of 54 years to Kenneth J. Mason & the late Edward J. Chiles. Cherished mother to James E. Chiles & his wife, Christine of North Andover & Kevin J. Chiles & his wife Kristine of Revere. Devoted grandmother of Janelle Silk & her husband Dustin of North Andover, Britney Francis & her husband Jeff rey of East Hampstead, NH, Stephanie Chiles & Jamie Leigh Chiles, both of North Andover, Kevin J. Chiles, Jr. & Emily Anne Chiles, both of Revere. Dear sister to Cosmo D. Vellucci & his late wife Maureen of Malden, Patricia J. Carrasquillo & her late husband, Juan & Anne C. Rodriguez & her late husband Efrain “Fred”, all of Revere. Also lovingly survived by her 3 great-grandsons, Patrick, Connor & Jack Silk, all of North Andover & proudly survived by Barbara Mason of San Jose, CA & many nieces & O f Revere and formerly of Everett, passed away on February 7, 2021, at 86 years. He was the beloved husband of Claudete (Kaminski) Georgopoulos. Loving father of Constance “Tina” (Georgopoulos) Smith, and Stephen and Peter Georgopoulos. Dear brother of Georgia Rhodes. Cherished grandfather of Amanda, Nicholas, Stephen, and Matthew. Cherished great grandfather of Willow and Liam. Peter retired after many years working as a liquid nitrogen fi lling technician. He served in the Army National Guard during the Korean War. Teresa A. Santacroce O f Saugus, formerly of Everett and Revere, February 8, at home peacefully surrounded by her family after a yearlong battle with cancer. Be                               loved daughter of the late Armando and Eleanor (Anzalone). Beloved sister of Armand and his wife Lorraine of Saugus, Joseph and his fi ancé Elaine of Revere, and Carol Potter and her husband Ralph of Ontario, Canada. Devoted Aunt to Nicole, Joseph and Robert Santacroce, Amanda Pace, and Todd and Tyler Potter, and great-aunt to Drew, Salvatore, Luke, Vinny, Ellie and predeceased by Liam. Dog mom to Starr and the late Sumari. Raised in Everett, she graduated Everett High, Class of 1963 and started her 38 year career with John Hancock upon graduation. Upon retirement, Teresa enjoyed candlepin bowling, playing cards and mahjong at the Saugus Senior Center, and assisting at the Saugus food pantry. A devout Catholic, she was a member of the St. Margaret’s/Blessed Sacrament Catholic Women’s Guild. Teresa had a generous heart and always was available to help anyone in need. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Please omit flowers; donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society. Revere student-athlete named to Endicott College Dean’s List BEVERLY - Kiana Napolitano of Revere was named to the Dean’s List at Endicott College for the fall 2020 semester. Valente is a member of Endicott’s women's lacrosse team. In order to qualify for the Dean's List, a student must obtain a minimum grade Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. BUYER1 BUYER2 Chianca, Stephanie Lumaj, Ardjan REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS SELLER1 SELLER2 Capobianco, Deborah Lumaj, Albina Salem, Samir Godoy, Murillo M Nanez, Rojas R Miranda, Maria A Avilez, Natalia Garcia, Liliana Russell, Kevin Rubiere, Alphonso Rubiere, Lina Mujic-Biloglavic, Sabina Reis, Catherine R Neto, Alcino G Grasso, Victor Yousef, Hanan ADDRESS 21 Cheever St 379 Broadway Fernandes-Miranda, Edilso 161 Washington Ave Russell, Cynthia M 224 Harris St Grasso, Linda 47 Rand St DATE point average of 3.5, receive no grade below a "C,” have no withdrawal grades and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits for the semester. PRICE Revere 22.01.2021 $ 267 500,00 22.01.2021 $ 800 000,00 22.01.2021 $ 470 000,00 21.01.2021 $ 420 000,00 585 Revere Beach Pkwy #412 20.01.2021 $ 326 500,00 19.01.2021 $ 720 000,00 OBITUARIES Marie A. (Vellucci) Chiles-Mason nephews. Marie was a longtime devotee of the St. Anthony of Padua Parish Community, Revere. Peter C. Georgopoulos

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Page 18 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021     WASTE REMOVAL & BUILDING MAINTENANCE • Landscaping, Lawn Care, Mulching • Yard Waste & Rubbish Removal • Interior & Exterior Demolition (Old Decks, Fences, Pools, Sheds, etc.) • Appliance and Metal Pick-up • Construction and Estate Cleanouts • Pick-up Truck Load of Trash starting at $169 • Carpentry LICENSED & INSURED Call for FREE ESTIMATES!    ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS...Conveniently located 7 room Garrison Colonial offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, spacious living room open to dining room, kitchen with              lower level offers family room (unheated), second        water and roof, central vacuum. Easy access to major routes, restaurants and shopping.            Saugus - PRICE CHANGE! $899,000       View the interior of this home right on your smartphone.                       Ca$h for Dental Gold “Universal Dental Lab” In Everett Since 1979 781-324-2770 Rockport - $559,900 38 Main St., Saugus (617) 877-4553 mangorealtyteam.com                         COMMERCIAL USE                                                                                                        4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath, 1 car garage, on bus line and close to Oak Grove. Only $2900/month Fluent in Chinese, Cantonese, Italian & Spanish! Call Mango Realty at (617) 877-4553 for a Free Market Analysis! ~ Meet Our Agents ~                                                Sue Palomba Barry Tam Lea Doherty Ron Visconti Carolina Coral Patrick Rescigno Rosa Rescigno Why List with Mango Realty? We just sold a Mountain Ave., Saugus home $64,000 OVER ASKING with 28 OFFERS! Listed at $438K; SOLD at $502K Carl Greenler NEW LISTING! - Presenting this 3-4 bedroom grand entrance Colonial with a big sun porch in the                                                Melrose Beautiful 1 bedroom condo in the heart of   wonderful dining and      UNDER AGREEMENT UNDER AGREEMENT JUST SOLD! JUST SOLD!

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 Page 19 Follow Us On: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SALES & RENTALS Sandy Juliano Broker/President WE KNOW EVERETT!! Call TODAY to sell or buy with the best! NEW LISTING BY SANDY UNDER AGREEMENT! SINGLE FAMILY UNDER AGREEMENT! 3 BEDROOM SINGLE 40 EASTERN AVE., REVERE $464,888 LISTED BY SANDY 158 GROVER ST., EVERETT $589,900 NEW LISTING BY NORMA SOLD! TWO FAMILY 45-47 SYCAMORE ST., EVERETT $724,900 NEW LISTING BY MARIA TWO FAMILY 141 GARLAND ST., EVERETT $925,000 CALL SANDY FOR DETAILS: 617-448-0854 LISTED BY ROSEMARIE NEW COMMERCIAL LISTING SQUIRE RD., REVERE $1,300,000 CHELSEA RENTAL 3 BEDROOMS, 2ND FLOOR AVAILABLE NOW PLEASE CALL MARIA FOR DETAILS 781-808-6877 EVERETT RENTAL 2 BEDROOMS MOVE IN CONDITION COMMERCIAL BUILDING 14,000 SQ FT LOT SQUIRE RD., REVERE $1,700,000 PLEASE CALL NORMA FOR DETAILS 617-590-9143 SOLD! 17 EVELYN RD., EVERETT $519,900 SOLD! 25 HAWKES ST., SAUGUS NEW PRICE! $434,900 LISTED BY NORMA Joe DiNuzzo Norma Capuano Parziale - Broker Associate 433 Broadway, Suite B, Everett, MA 02149 5 00 PM O D il F Open Daily From 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 .M. 10 0 www.jrs-properties.com 00 A M - Agent Denise Matarazz - Agent Maria Scrima - Agent Follow Us On: 617.544.6274 Rosemarie Ciampi - Agent Michael Matarazzo -Agent Mark Sachetta - Agent

Page 20 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2021 # 1       “Experience and knowledge Provide the Best Service”    SAUGUS - 6 rm., 2 bdrm. Ranch in need of updating, deck, 2 car gar., located on dead end street close to Rt. 1 & major routes. $389,900.                                  SAUGUS - TWO FAMILY split entry ranch          hrdwd, open floor plan, level lot, Inground pool, located in Carr Farms... $749,000.          2 full baths, sunroom, kit with center island,     family room and second kitchen updated roof, easy access to all major Routes & shopping......$489,900 EVERETT - Well-established Auto Body/Auto Repair           many possibilities, close to all major routes, & Encore Casino. $2,000,000.     SAUGUS - Residential lot on side street. Great opportunity to build an affordable home on 27,000 sq. ft. lot. Call for more information........$99,900. View our website from your mobile phone! 335 Central St., Saugus, MA 781-233-7300 REVERE - Spacious 5 room Condo, 2 bdrms., dining room., living room w/ slider to     eat-in kit., laundry hook up in unit, needs TLC....$229,900.        Kasey Khloe Littlefield Real Estate

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