REVERE Vol. 32, No.11 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Two RHS alumni sworn in as Revere Police Officers Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ADVOCATE Free Every Friday 781-286-8500 Friday, March 17, 2023 Jack Satter House tenants donate to earthquake victims in Turkey T here was a joint program for Jack Satter House and Peace Islands Institute Boston – Sufi Songs of Love & Understanding Rumi – on Sunday. During the event, the Jack Satter House Tenants Association presented the Turkish Cultural Center a donation that was collected from the residents to aid the victims of the devastating earthquake in Turkey, and they were given flowers and a decorative platter, a sign of gratitude for hosting this event. Police Officer Giana Berkowitz was pinned by her father, Alan, on Wednesday afternoon inside the City Council Chambers at City Hall. CARING DONATION: Pictured from left to right: Jack Satter House Tenants Association President Roxanne Aiello, Zhanat Zhapparov of Peace Islands Institute Boston, AND Jack Satter House Chaplain Rabbi Lior Nevo. (Courtesy photo by Pat Melchionno) Commission on Disabilities focuses His girlfriend, Aliza Anderson, pinned Police Officer John Papasodora. By Tara Vocino R evere Police Officers John Papasodora and Giana Berkowitz were sworn in on Wednesday afternoon, surrounded by family, city officials and fellow police officers, in the POLICE | SEE Page 11 on diversity, equity and inclusion By Barbara Taormina T he Commission on Disabilities met this week with Claudia Correa, chief of the city’s Office of Talent and Culture. Correa said her office is looking at implementing some policies and changes throughout the city. Commission members and Correa share the goal of ensuring city policies reflect commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Correa, who also oversees Human Resources, told the commission her office is working on implementing some policies and changes around diversity, equity and inclusion. Correa said she and Commission Chair/ADA Coordinator Ralph DeCicco are planning to visit city buildings Police Chief David Callahan thanked councillors and Mayor Brian Arrigo for their support of law enforcement. He said both officers are excellent candidates and graduated from Revere High School. “to make sure departments are ADA compliant and doing their best to be accessible to people with disabilities.” But Correa stressed she is not looking to check boxes: It’s not enough to be ADA compliant – we have to be intentional. Correa gave the example of an elevator in the basement of a city building that can take disabled people to meetings on the third and fourth floor. “Fine, we’re in compliance but are we really being intentional?” she asked. “I see people walking around looking for an elevator.” Commission Vice Chair Pauline Perno agreed that it’s about more than compliance and accessibility. “We have to make people aware. As internal people we know the elevators are there, assistive devices are there, close captioning is there, but we have to get the word out. Unless that word is spread through the many channels that need to hear it, it doesn’t matter how accessible things are.” Correa and the commissioners also discussed the state’s extension of the option to hold remote or hybrid municipal meetings until 2025. “One of the best things to come out of covid was virtual meetings,’ said Correa. “People with disabilities have been asking for this for many years.” But members of the commission said that virtual meetings are important for the entire community. “People from different backgrounds, different ethnicities don’t want to be at a DISABILITIES | SEE Page 2 $3.48 GALLON We accept: MasterCard * Visa * & Discover Price Subject to Change without notice 100 Gal. Min. 24 Hr. Service 781-286-2602

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Correa also told commissioners that descriptions for jobs with the City of Revere are being reworked to make sure they use ADA-compliant language. Correa said it’s important that all people feel invited to apply for city jobs and that Revere is committed to finding and working with the many residents who would bring talent and culture to their jobs. terways for 48 hours after the discharge stops due to health risks from bacteria and other pollutants. Crews were at the scene for much of Tuesday afternoon. There were concerns that some of the overflow could affect Diamond Creek, Pines River, Belle Island Inlet as well as Malden and Saugus. DPW staff said such discharges are not unusual during heavy rains and the tides and rain will naturally restore the area. An investigation by the Boston Herald found data showing that in 2018, 2.8 billion gallons of wastewater were discharged into local rivers and waterways. As a result, the Legislature passed a bill requiring sewer operators to notify the public of the overflow within 2 hours of discovering the problem. A A Cap on Ash Acting DEP Commissioner says agency ruling continues on no future expansion of ash landfill at WiN Waste innovations incinerator site By Mark E. Vogler cting state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commission Gary Moran said he doesn’t expect any change in the previous administration’s ban on expansion of the ash landfill at WIN Waste Innovations trash-to-energy landfill. “The Department’s interpretation of the regulations remains unchanged from the writing of the November 2021 letter and there has been No alteration of the conditions at the site to warrant a different outcome,” Acting Commissioner MassDEP Gary Moran wrote in a letter this week to state Rep. Jessica Giannino (D-Revere), whose district includes Precincts 3 and 10 in Saugus. Moran cited the letter signed by former DEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg, who wrote that any future proposals for expansion would require a modification to the facility’s site assignment and approval from MassDEP and the Saugus Board of Health. “As the landfill is located within an [ACEC], an expansion of the landfill (Including vertical expansion) would need to meet the site suitability criteria in the Regulations with respect to the site assignment,” Suuberg wrote. “While an applicant is free to propose a site assignment modification, and MassDEP will review information submitted, based upon the information presently before MassDEP, the facility fails to meet the necessary site suitability criteria to allow for expansion within the ACEC and therefore would not receive a positive site suitability determination,” Suuberg wrote. “Without a positive site suitability determination from MassDEP, a proposal to amend the facility’s site assignment to allow for vertical expansion would not advance to the Saugus Board of Health for consideration.” Saugus Selectman Debra Panetta hailed it as major good news for residents of Saugus and nearby communities who oppose further expansion of the ash landfill at the incinerator site on Route 107. “This administration’s position is the same as the last – the landfill can only be changed if the regulations or law changes. Given that that is highly unlikely, the Town of Saugus should proceed as if this landfill is about to close. A closure committee should be established along with discussions on remediation,” Panetta said Wednesday (March 15) in a statement to The Saugus Advocate. “It’s important to note that the Saugus Board of Selectmen have no jurisdiction to sign a host agreement with WIN Waste. Even with their proposed host agreement, WIN Waste still can’t get their nitrogen oxide levels down to 150 PPM minimum requirement without purchasing emission credits from more efficient facilities. That is not good for the health and well-being of Saugus residents and our neighboring communities,” Panetta said. “There should be a focus on getting just financial compensation from WIN as there are ongoing impacts from the operation of the incinerator itself. The town’s compensation should not be tied to the landfill issues as that is on track for closure. 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THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 Page 3 ~ POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT ~ Paul Argenzio Announces Candidacy for Ward 4 City Councilor Dear Neighbors of Ward 4, I am excited and proud to officially announce my candidacy for Ward 4 Councilor. I am a lifelong resident of Ward 4, and my family has lived in Revere since the early 1900’s. My father was a Revere firefighter, and my mother worked as a nurse in the Revere public school system. My parents’ longstanding commitment to public service continues with me. I joined the ranks of the Revere Department of Public Works at the age of 19 and currently serve as the Superintendent of Public Works. During my many years of experience working in the public sector, I have gained a wealth of knowledge managing multi-million-dollar contracts, budgets city infrastructure, storm preparedness, and city beautification such as the maintenance and rehabilitation of city parks, playgrounds, trees and athletic fields. I am wellequipped to tackle the challenges that we face as a community. This unique perspective and expertise will enable me to develop and implement innovative solutions that will benefit all. Revere is the fastest growing city in the state and I am proud it has become a vibrant and diverse I am committed to working tirelessly to provide resources to the school department so that they can improve our schools and develop a plan which meets the needs of our students and respects the concerns of taxpayers. The children in our city deserve this. We live in a fantastic city! Let’s PAUL V. ARGENZIO Candidate for Ward 4 Councilor place to live. We must ensure that our new residents, along with families that have resided in Revere for generations, can continue to afford to live here, and that city services such as police, fire, and public works, grow to meet the needs of our rising population. Over the past 5 years, I have served and continue to serve as Chairman of the Traffic Commission. I understand the issues facing neighborhoods with regards to traffic congestion, speeding and limited parking for our residents. I will use my experience to address these issues and other concerns which face the Ward 4 community. RevereTV Spotlight A new episode of “What’s Cooking, Revere?” premiered this week! RTV welcomed the chefs of Valsos Table & Bar and Valsos Cafe back in the kitchen studio to show off a few of their restaurant favorites. The dishes featured include their chicken Dijonnaise dinner with roasted red pepper cream sauce and loaded mashed potatoes, and a healthy quinoa bowl. Watch this episode now streaming on the Community Channel and RevereTV’s YouTube page. Highlights of all cooking shows are posted to RevereTV’s Instagram. Last Wednesday was International Women’s Day, and March is Women’s History Month. To commemorate, Revere Public Schools and the Human Rights Commission collaborated to create a video montage that celebrates women in leadership around the community. This special program is posted to all social media accounts and is playing every day through the month of March on the Community Channel. The Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a party that included lunch and live music. RevereTV often covers the Senior Center’s holiday celebrations and was REVERETV | SEE Page 10 Lawrence A. Simeone Jr. Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net work to continue making it an even better place to live. 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Page 4 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 Revere Dept. of Planning & Community Development partners with Gamble Assoc. and Omloop, launches new signage/design improvement program for Broadway and Shirley Ave. small businesses T hrough the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the City of Revere’s Department of Planning & Community Development (DPCD) announced, they will provide grants up to $50,000 to eligible property and small business owners for façade improvements (which may include signage) in the Broadway and Shirley Avenue Business Districts. Additionally, the DPCD will grant up to $7,500 to eligible small business owners for signage-only improvements. Vibrant and attractive downtown or commercial business districts are fundamental in providing residents access to quality goods and services, and a well-designed storefront and signage can improve consumers’ perception and experience within a commercial district, increase foot traffic, create safer streets and expand product diversification within the marketplace. “Sign and Façade improvements are a great way to enhance the visibility of our small businesses and also play a critical role enhancing the look and feel of the entire block,” said DPCD Chief Tom Skwierawski. “We are fortunate to be working with Gamble Associates and Omloop, design experts who will support our efforts to enhance the Broadway and Shirley Avenue business districts.” The City has contracted with urban planners Gamble Associates and Omloop to provide free design consultation services to a number of property and small business owners, which is a requirement to utilize the program. Eligible exterior upgrades and replacements projects include: • Design services • Exterior painting • Removing inappropriate and or incompatible exteriors finishes and materials • Restoring exterior finishes and materials • Installation of safety glass • Recessing/reconfiguring of existing storefront doors and entrances to meet ADA compliance. • Repairing or replacing existing storefront window systems • Exterior building signage and lighting • Repairing or replacement of existing awning “The Broadway corridor in ~ GUEST COMMENTARY ~ Kudos to the Oak Island Neighborhood for Lifting Their Voice – Now Keep It Going By Sal Giarratani I grew up during a period from the fifties to the seventies where ordinary working folk grew stronger voices. Once most of those in my parents’ generation depended on their elected officials doing right by them. On the local level, it actually worked pretty well. However, the higher up the political food chain you went, the less your voice got heard. This led many, sadly, to just give up fighting; it took too much energy battling the powers-that-be. Starting in the 60s, especially after John F. Kennedy got elected president, many, including myself, started little by little finding our voices. At some point after reading a small paperback by Father James Keller, who authored, “Government is our Business,” I found my voice and at times wouldn’t shut up. People hate when you don’t shut up and listen to them. One paragraph in his little book (written back in 1950, by the way) stated, “Government is our business. Either we run it or it runs us. It will only be as good as we want it to be or as bad as we allow it to be.” I have never forgotten those words and have carried those words forward into actions that needed to be addressed. What the residents of the Oak Island neighborhood did was make a powerful statement that we are the government, not them. I am so happy to see that folks in this neighborhood recognize the victory they just won. They could have just given up and accepted whatever was coming down the pike, but they didn’t. The powers-that-be saw what happens when they believe folks would be compliant. However, even Article 80 could roll over them. Now it is time for more folks in more neighborhoods to form associations to defend their turf, too. They may try and guilt you but if you know you’re right, the power of one and one and one and one more will persevere. We need to elect good elected representatives at all levels of government but always remember we are the government and those we elect are our voices. Of course, you know the next step is not to be afraid to run for office yourself. Our Founding Fathers created, as Ben Franklin once said, “a republic if we can keep it.” Hold your heads up high over in the Oak Island Neighborhood. How does your first victory feel right now? Human Rights Commission maps out goals and plans By Barbara Taormina T he Human Rights Commission voted to approve a vision statement that will frame their efforts going forward. The Commission will work to support “A thriving Revere where all community members live free of racism, poverty, violence and other systems of oppression and where everyone has equitable access, opportunities and resources as well as a sense of belonging.” Commission Chair Janine Grillo Marra told commission members the vision statement could change and evolve over time as needed. She described the statement as the commission’s North Star. Commissioners also looked ahead at what types of services and events they could plan to encourage human rights and understanding within Revere. They have bolstered awareness and, hopefully, conversation by highlighting cultural markers, such as Black History Month and Woman’s History Month, with documentaries, guest speakers, panel discussions and banners and signs at City Hall. Commissioner Kourou Pich said signs and small displays of different cultures are valuable in creating a sense of belonging among the city’s different ethnic communities. April is a busy month for the commission. April is diversity month, Arab American Heritage Month and Autism Awareness Month. Commissioners are not daunted by the number of different cultural and social events meant to promote greater understanding among residents from different backgrounds. The commission is not looking to streamline its work. Commissioners are working to ensure that all groups within Revere receive the acknowledgement and attention each deserve. Reaching out and increasing involvement and participation in city issues among the city’s many ethnic groups has been a goal of Mayor Brian Arrigo since he was first elected. He has often spoke about making local government accessible and responsive to underserved communities in the city. While City Hall works on the nuts and bolts of that goal, the Human Rights Commission supports equity, diversity and inclusion with events and details that encourage all of Revere to participate in ensuring all residents have equitable access, opportunities and resources as well as a sense of belonging. Revere has an impressive array of services and locally-owned businesses,” said Gamble Associates Principal David Gamble. “This strategic effort provides design guidance to enhance building facades and business signage that capitalize on the diversity and stimulate economic development.” There are two applications for this program, and both are available on a rolling basis on www.revere.org/smallbusiness. If you missed the information sessions, they are available in both English and Spanish on the website.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 y St. Patrick’ May your heart be light and happy, may your smile be big and wide, and may your pockets always have a coin or two inside! State Representative Jessica Giannino & Family Mayor Brian Arrigo & Family Councillor-at-Large Dan Rizzo State Representative Jeffrey Turco & Family School Board Member School Board Member Michael Ferrante It’s always worth celebrating being green. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 100 Salem Turnpike, Saugus, MA 01906 winwastesaugus.com Carol Tye Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto Page 5 s Day H app

Page 6 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 Revere a big winner at the 2023 JetBlue Shamrock Splash! Hundreds gathered on Constitution Beach in East Boston for the 2023 JetBlue Shamrock Splash. (Courtesy photo) Save the Harbor/Save the Congratulations to top fundraiser Dave Nardella of Charlestown, who raised $3,401 for Save the Harbor’s Shamrock Splash this year. From left to right: Charlie Storey of Harpoon Brewery, Maya Smith of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Representative Jessica Giannino of Revere, Donnie Todd of JetBlue, and John Murphy, Jeff Reagan and Dave Nardella of the Half & Half fundraiser, and Chris Mancini of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. (Courtesy photo) O n Sunday, March 12th more than 140 “Shamrock Splashers” hit the cold, clean water at Constitution Beach in East Boston and raised a record-breaking $57,000 at the JetBlue Shamrock Splash to support Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Better Beaches Program partnership with the Department of Conservation & Recreation. “The Better Beaches program invested more than ever in our community and beaches last year to focus on improving access for people of color, people with disabilities and non-English speakers” said Representative Jessica Giannino, who was on hand to thank the fundraisers and take the plunge herself. “I’m incredibly proud of the Commonwealth’s increased commitment in 2023 so even more people can experience these amazing coastal resources.” Revere was a big winner at the 2023 event, raising more than $2,795 for free beach events and programs! “Last year, Save the Harbor awarded Better Beaches grants to Revere organizations such as Revere Parks and Recreation, NamaStay Sober and Revere Beach Partnership,” said Executive Director Chris Mancini. “This money was used to put on events like International Sand Sculpting, Chalk the Boulevard, yoga classes on the beach, festivals, and Haus of Threes Progress on the beach.” For the first time this year, Save the Harbor also hosted the Shamrock Dash which featured runners warming up with a 1 km race before participating in the splash. Bay’s Executive Director Chris Mancini thanked their program partners and event sponsors, including JetBlue, Harpoon Brewery, FMC Ice Sports, P&G Gillette, National Grid, Coast Cannabis, the Daily Catch, Comcast, Mix 104.1, The Blue-Sky Collaborative, and The Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation. Mancini also thanked Metropolitan Beaches Commission Co-Chairs Senator Brendan Crighton of Lynn, and Representative Adrian Madaro of East Boston and the legislative and community members of the Commission as well as Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Ron Mariano for their support for our beaches and our communities. They also want to thank the Healey-Driscoll Administration, the Massachusetts Legislature, our partners at the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Boston Centers for Youth & Families, the YMCA of Greater Boston, and the hundreds of people who took part in the Shamrock Splash for their support. Proceeds from this year’s Shamrock Splash will be invested in free "Better Beaches" events and programs on the metropolitan region’s public beaches in Nahant, Lynn, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy, and Hull. More information is available on the Save the Harbor/Save the Bay website at www.savetheharbor.org. Participants had fun dressing up and splashing in an entertaining display of costumes. (Courtesy photo) Runners took off from the starting line as they competed in the first ever Shamrock Dash! This year’s participants won prizes for biggest fundraiser and best costumes, including flights on JetBlue and great swag from Harpoon Brewery. Participants also enjoyed empanadas, chowder, Arctic Chill Hard Seltzer and Harpoon after their splash. (Courtesy photo) Shamrock Splashers brave the cold water for a mid-winter plunge to benefit Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. (Courtesy photo)

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 Page 7 Northeast Metro Tech students repair vehicle for Afghan refugee in collaboration with Second Chance Cars S uperintendent David DiBarri was pleased to announce that Northeast Metro Tech Automotive Technology students repaired a vehicle that was donated to a refugee from Afghanistan via the nonprofit organization Second Chance Cars. The refugee immigrated to America after assisting U.S. forces during the war in Afghanistan and cannot be named or photographed. He received support from Second Chance cars to help him get to work and to transport a young child. The refugee, since coming to America on a military transport plane and then settling in Massachusetts, had been getting to work at his night shift job using car-sharing services, the cost of which was unsustainable. Thanks to the refurbished 2006 Honda Accord he was presented by Second Chance Cars, the refugee is now driving himself to work and saving money, and he has even been able to pick up overtime to increase his family’s income. Students in the Northeast Metro Tech automotive department repaired the car’s front bumper cover and rear bumpful opportunity to enrich the collision repair learning experiences of our students by adding an element of service to the community,” said Collision Repair and Refinishing Department Head Robert MacGregor. “I especially love that the students get to participate in the awarding of the vehicle to see firsthand the impact their work and achievements have on the recipients. I believe that the experiGerry Northeast Metro Tech students unveil a refurbished 2006 Honda Accord given to a refugee from Afghanistan in collaboration with Second Chance Cars. (Courtesy Second Chance Cars via Northeast Metro Tech) er reinforcement and made plastic repairs to a rocker panel cover. They also refinished both bumpers and the trunk lid using the skills they’ve learned in their pathway. Among the students who did the most work on the car are juniors Emilio Alfaro, of Revere, and Antonio Hernandez, of Chelsea, and sophomores Zayleah Carmenatty, of Chelsea, and Isabel Archilla, of Chelsea. Instructors Robert MacGregor, Dan Pero and Sal LaFauci oversaw the work. The Accord was the fourth vehicle that Northeast Metro Tech students have refurbished in collaboration with Second Chance Cars, a Concord-based nonprofit that provides refurbished, affordable used cars to low-income veterans and others so they can get to work. “Dan Holin and his organization have given us the wonderD’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 ence provides a greater sense of relevance and purpose to their work, and a stronger connection to their community.” “Northeast Metro Tech students and staff allow us to fix the donated cars we get professionally yet very affordably,” said Dan Holin of Second Chance Cars. “We literally could not fulfill our mission of getting good people to work without their support!”

Page 8 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 ~LETTER TO THE EDITOR~ Northeast Metro Tech Responds to Inaccurate Claims of Building Project Opponents 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 We are a Skating Rink with Bowling Alleys, Arcade and two TV’s where the ball games are always on! 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The $317 million project has received significant funding support from the MSBA in the form of a $141 million grant, lowering the project cost nearly in half. This has been a long, deliberative and inclusive process that began over four years ago. The construction site in Wakefield was deemed by that process to be the only feasible site for the new building, and after significant public input, feedback, community meetings and the final support of our residents at the ballot, more than $11 million has already been spent on site work for the new school, which broke ground late last year. After years of public input and a transparent, state-supported process, a small group of residents opposed to the project have taken to typical “not in my backyard” tactics and grandstanding in a last ditch effort to thwart the will of the voters and in an attempt to strip the $141 million in state funding from the hands of our students. To push their NIMBY agenda, this group has posted egregious falsehoods and misrepresentations about the project and have resorted to a little known tactic called Reverse Greenwashing. This small group has used environmental activists and well-known environmental rally cries to make false, misleading and deceptive claims about the Northeast Metro Tech construction project. Like virtually all construction projects, the new NEMT building project will require site work and the removal of trees from the new building site. The School District and project team anticipated this in the years of lead-up to the project, as any construction project anywhere would require similar work. We have proactively taken measures to preserve woodlands on the project site to the maximum extent possible. The overall footprint of the school was reduced during planning, and an additional floor was added in order to provide more circulation around the building for safety which resulted in the removal of fewer trees and requiring less blasting of ledge. The project team has also worked closely with the Wakefield Conservation Commission for alignment of the driveway and to reduce the width to minimize the impacts to both trees and wetlands. Also, an accessible ramp that traverses from the athletic campus/lower parking lot to the school building/ upper parking lot has been included in the project reducing the tree removal and blasting scope of work. The District also plans to plant new trees around the new school grounds to reverse our overall carbon footprint. Northeast Metro Tech is a responsible steward of our environment and of the communities and people we serve. The District has partnered with the MSBA to gain site and funding approval utilizing the same process that every other school seeking MSBA funding must follow. This process was public, and we have conducted and attended over 100 meetings, presentations, and hearings and have participated in board and commission meetings in all 12 cities and towns. We ask that you review the process as a whole and not be taken in by false claims by a small group trying to derail the biggest educational project in our region in a half century because they don’t want it in their neighborhood, and are willing to press false claims about environmental impact to push their agenda. The location, chosen after years of deliberative labor, is final for all intents and purposes. The MSBA simply would not allow the District to reject years’ worth of planning, design and validation for sites we already deemed substandard and that may have even more expensive and challenging environmental requirements. The alternative sites did not undergo the detailed analysis that the approved location did and certainly would have included much more blasting, environmental impacts to not only non-jurisdictional wetlands but also streams, rivers and wetlands. The site for the new NEMT building was selected as part of the MSBA’s Preferred Schematic Report (PSR) process and submitted to the MSBA on December 23, 2020. Following this submission, and the approval from the MSBA Board of Directors in February 2021, the project continued into the Schematic Design Phase which led to a District wide vote on January 25, 2022 to approve the Project Scope and Budget. The proposed layout, adjacencies and building configuration achieved the District’s educational goals and vision and was supported by an overwhelming supermajority of voters. The location of the new school also allows for construction to occur with the least amount of disruption to the existing school and allows for additional athletic fields. Additionally, the proposed driveway has undergone extensive review by the Wakefield Conservation Commission and their third-party experts in cooperation with project designers and engineers. The driveway has been deemed a necessity by Wakefield representatives and will provide much needed relief on the current traffic flow issues at the bottom of Hemlock Road and the existing Wakefield High School. It has also been remarked in public meetings by Wakefield officials that the rePROJECT | SEE Page 9

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 Page 9 ~LETTER TO THE EDITOR~ Residents fear Metro Tech runoff will flood neighborhood I n Watergate, Deep Throat famously told reporter Bob Woodward to “Follow the money.” In hydrology, we say, “Follow the water.” The Building Committee for Northeast Metro Tech (NEMT) wants to build a new school with a half-mile access road and large parking lot in 29 acres of forest and wetlands high above the existing school. While we are in favor of a new school, putting it at this location (C-3) will not only destroy much of the forest and degrade fragile wetlands, but will lead to a significant increase in flooding in June Circle, a cul-de-sac of seven houses off Farm Street. NEMT recently released a statement entitled “Northeast Metro Tech Responds to Project Opponents and Misinformation.” While this statement takes great pride in moving the proposed “driveway” (actually, a 30-foot-wide, two-lane access road) slightly away from the wetlands, it makes no mention of a much more important issue: stormwater runoff. Specifically, where will all the water from rain and snow falling on new rooftops and paved areas go? Currently the trees and soil act as natural sponges, collecting and filtering rainfall and slowly releasing it to groundwater and wetlands. However, the new development would add over six acres of impervious surfaces that do not allow rainwater and snowmelt to infiltrate into the ground. Instead, this water will run over these surfaces, picking up and carrying contaminants, and flow out of drains from the proposed access road and parking lot. A diagram in the NEMT stormwater report shows that all runoff from the proposed parking lot, 900 feet of the access road, and part of the school roof will flow into the largest wetland, which lies near Farm Street in the southern part of the project site. This wetland is supposed PROJECT | FROM Page 6 lief in which the NEMT project is seeking through the Conservation Commission is not uncommon and has been approved on other Town projects. The continued misinformation and claims by project opponents has the potential to be quite damaging to all 12 cities and towns in the NEMT district. Our shop areas no longer meet state standards. Our building does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, denying some students equal access to a technical education. Startto be protected by the Wetland Protection Act. The wetland discharges into a small stream leading to a 1-foot-diameter drainpipe in June Circle. From there, the drainpipe passes under June Circle and joins a larger, 3-foot-diameter drainpipe that contains water from a stream flowing from the west side of Farm Street. The larger drainpipe continues north under two more neighborhoods and under Wakefield Memorial High School and Woodville School before discharging into the Mill River, a tributary of the Saugus River. With the added runoff from the proposed Metro Tech to the wetland, flow to the 1-foot drainpipe will substantially increase. The obvious question to ask is whether this small drainpipe can safely handle this additional flow. Specifically, what storm sizes will result in water overflowing the drainpipe and flooding June Circle? The NEMT stormwater report avoids answering these questions by setting the opening of the 1-foot drainpipe on June Circle as the western boundary of the stormwater model. In other words, the water reaches this drainpipe and magically disappears! But the water does not disappear. Even without the added runoff from the proposed Metro Tech, several June Circle houses already have water problems. According to Bob Brooks of 7 June Circle, “Without a sump pump, I would have a swimming pool in my basement.” His neighbor, Joan Dullea of 5 June Circle, says she also runs her sump pump constantly. On several occasions, Brooks asked project team members who is responsible for the amount of water that enters the wetland next to June Circle. According to Brooks, they told him “Our responsibility ends at the property. You will have to talk to your town engineer.” ing over means continuing to provide less than our best for students. It means starting over, and accepting a much more expensive future price tag. And it means gambling that the state will approve, or help pay for, another project. NEMT’s student population is one of the most diverse throughout the state. Any delay in this project will deprive generations of students from 12 communities the ability to seek an alternative to unaffordable college loans and deny many of them the opportunity to become leaders in their career A storm that occurred on March 22, 2001, provides a good example of the current flood risk to June Circle. This 5.5-inch rainstorm caused the drainpipe to overflow onto the backyard of 5 June Circle and damage the house foundation, backyard, and driveway. That damage was significant enough for Joan Dullea, the property owner, to apply for, and receive, a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant to cover the costs of repair. The NEMT stormwater plan assumes a certain amount of storage in the wetland before it discharges into the stream and reaches the 1-foot drainpipe. The plan estimates that the flowrate at the entrance to the drainpipe will reach nearly 3,000 gallons per minute (gpm) for a 25-year storm (6.37 inches of rain) and, for a 100-year storm, nearly 20,000 gpm! However, as evidenced by the storm in March 2001, the drainpipe overflowed with less than a 25year storm. Moreover, for a 100-year storm, the NEMT plan estimates that the water elevation in the wetland will reach a peak of 305 feet above sea level, which is well above (an impossible 180 feet above!) the elevation of the wetland when full. Therefore, for the 100-year storm and probably for much smaller storms, water will flow out of the wetland, bypassing the stream, and flow into June Circle. You might think that the solution is to enlarge the 1-foot drainpipe. However, the entire length of the drainpipes, both the 1-foot drainpipe under June Circle and the 3-foot drainpipe that it empties into, would need to be enlarged to handle the increases in runoff from a hilltop Metro Tech. Can you imagine the cost and disruption of installing new pipe all the way from June Circle to the Mill River? The other solution, apparentfields. The District and project team are supporting this plan as it is the one and only feasible project, which will undoubtedly provide education and opportunities for generations of students to come. We urge our residents to call or write to their elected and appointed leaders statewide and urge them to support the Northeast Metro Tech building project, which more than 82% of voters supported at the polls last year. A message from the Northeast Metro Tech Building Committee ly one that Metro Tech finds acceptable, is to leave it to the June Circle residents to deal with water problems that the new school will create. However, Bob Brooks recently spoke to his insurance agent regarding potential water issues. The agent told him that he does not live in a flood zone and, if any of the land in the project area (i.e., the hilltop forest) is altered and results in flood damage to private property, liability rests with the project team. The same liability also applies to any property damage caused by blasting. By following the water from the hilltop to June Circle, it is clear that the proposed Metro Tech will increase flooding in this Wakefield neighborhood. Putting fellow residents at such risk should not be acceptable to anyone, especially when there is a good alternative site beside the existing school. 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Page 10 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 Need a hall for your special event? The Schiavo Club, located at 71 Tileston Street, Everett is available for your Birthdays, Anniversaries, Sweet 16 parties and more? Call Dennis at (857) 249-7882 for details. ~LETTER TO THE EDITOR~ Malden resident decries blasting for new Northeast Metro Tech C urrent plans for building the new NEMT (Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield, aka the “Voke”) call for blasting a huge swath of extremely hard bedrock out of a forested hilltop next to the existing school. I can say from personal experience what this might be like for abutters and near neighbors. For an entire year, beginning September 2020, life in our Malden neighborhood was made miserable by developers who chose to build an enclave of expensive homes by reducing an 80-ft. rock outcropping in half. The location of this development is Maple Terrace/Hillside Park near Swain’s Pond in Melrose, near the Malden line. Several times a week we’d hear REVERETV | FROM Page 3 Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma able to be there for this and for a cooking class as well. Both events will soon be playing on the Community Channel almost every day for the next few weeks. To watch on TV, Comcast subscribers tune in to channel 8/1072 and RCN viewers flip to 3/614. Although the Revere High School Basketball seasons have ended, RTV has tons of footage from this year that has been editthe warning horn, then brace ourselves for the inevitable blast that would follow. Experiencing your house shaking is unnerving, to say nothing of possible damage. We’ve had to close our windows during the loveliest weather and hottest summer days due to the loud incessant pounding into the remaining rock. This was accompanied day after day by the noise and vibration of large trucks hauling away the blasted stone. We had little say in this — despite the public process, the developer prevailed. It was imposed on us whether we liked it or not. Thus the pounding, scraping, and endless noise is ongoing even now, two and half years after it began, with two houses still ed down to highlight reels. Highlights of the girls’ team are now playing on RTV, and the boys’ team’s highlights will be posted soon. You can still watch games from this past season on YouTube in the labeled playlist. Stay tuned as RevereTV looks on to the spring season, and will also start to cover the Boston Renegades Women’s Football Team again this year. Home games for the Renegades are at Harry Della Russo Stadium. to be built. If the new Voke is built on the site of the forested hilltop, I’m afraid those living nearby will endure the same hardship. Their ordeal could be worse, because the area to be blasted for that project is larger than that near our home. So I urge the planners of the new school to be thoughtful of those living in the area. Build on one of the two existing athletic fields next to the current school. Do what is typical in these cases: once the new school is built, raze the old school and create a new athletic field on that spot. Don’t lower the Voke’s neighbors’ quality of life by putting them through the misery of blasting. Jane Robie Malden Local government meetings play on RTV GOV, which is channel 9 on Comcast and 13/613 on RCN. This week’s meetings include the Human Rights Commission, Commission on Disabilities, Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission, License Commission and Traffic Commission. The Revere City Council Meetings from a few weeks ago can still be viewed on YouTube and as they replay on RTV GOV.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 Page 11 POLICE | FROM Page 1 Pictured from left to right: Ward 3 City Councillor Anthony Cogliandro, Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto, Mayor Brian Arrigo, Police Officer Giana Berkowitz, Police Officer John Papasodora, Police Chief David Callahan, Executive Officer Sean Randall, Councillor-at-Large/Mayoral Candidate Gerry Visconti, Ward 2 City Councillor Ira Novoselsky, School Committee Member John Kingston and State Rep. Jeff Turco. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Revere Police Chief David Callahan is pictured with the Berkowitz family. Police Officer Jon Papasodora with family and others, pictured from left to right: Police Chief David Callahan, Papasodora’s girlfriend, Aliza Anderson, aunt Angelina, Officer Papasodora, mother Denise, sister Taylor, brother Joseph and family friend Anthony Fabbo. City Council Chambers at City Hall. Berkowitz is a Revere High 2017 alum and gradPolice Chief David Callahan is pictured with the Papasodora family. uated from Salem State University, majoring in criminal justice. Patrolwoman Berkowitz says she’s excited to start the job and glad to do be alongside Papasodora – with whom she participated in the police academy. Papasodora graduated from Revere High in 2013 and studied accounting at Bryant University. “I’m thankful for the opportunity and excited to see what the future holds,” said Papasodora, whose late father, Peter, served the city as a Revere police sergeant. State Rep. Jeff Turco (in center) with the incoming officers, Giana Berkowitz and John Papasodora. Mayor Brian Arrigo (far left) and Police Chief David Callahan (far right) congratulated the new officers. Mayor Brian Arrigo thanked the Berkowitz and Papasodora families for their sacrifices, as a police officer is not a 9 to 5 profession. Police Chief David Callahan congratulated the new officers, Giana Berkowitz and John Papasodora. Police Office Giana Berkowitz and family, shown from left to right: grandfather Richard Adreani, grandmother Myrna Adreani, Officer Berkowitz and parents Rosa and Alan Berkowitz. City Clerk Ashley Melnik swore in the incoming officers.

Page 12 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 ~LETTER TO THE EDITOR~ Urgent Plea to Save the NEMT Forest To: Melissa Hoffer, Climate Chief From: Sherri Carlson, Wakefield MA resident Re: Urgent Plea to Save the NEMT Forest Date: March 12, 2023 Cc: Maura Healy, Governor, Friends of Wakefield’s Northeast Metro Tech Forest, SAVE the Forest and BUILD the Voke, and Mary Judge, Wakefield MA resident Dear Climate Chief Hoffer, I am writing today to ask what can be done to halt the senseless clear cutting of 13.5 acres of rare virgin forest to make way for a new Northeast Vocational High School building in Wakefield, MA, when there are other viable options available that are less costly, far more environmentally friendly, and more considerate of the needs of the disabled. The current site will include over 100 concrete steps to ascend the 60-foot elevation of the hilltop site, with a 735 foot ADA-compliant, yet potentially dangerous and uncovered handicap ramp. As the Friends of Wakefield’s Northeast Metro Tech Forest (nemtforest.org) so aptly described, the beautiful and pristine NEMT forest, with its unique biodiversity is at risk. “We and our children are facing grave challenges in real time - global warming, loss of forests and native habitats, declining populations of birds, arthropods, and overall biodiversity. Therefore, it is incumbent upon each of us to protect and preserve the forests in our neighborhoods for wildlife, for us, for our children, and for future generations.” The environmental impact of the current site plan for the “Voke,” per Friends of Wakefield’s Northeast Metro Tech Forest, would be as follows: • Extensive land alteration including deforestation of >2000 trees • Destructive effects of Construction • Destruction of Native American Cultural sites • Pollution • Destruction of core forest and rare species habitat and native soils • Impairment of Wetlands and associated Buffer Zones • Impairment of Water Quality • Increases in flooding and storm water flows • Reduction of groundwater levels The construction plan of the “Voke” involves the partial destruction of the nearby Breakheart-Hill Forest, a cherished 13.5acre spot known as home to some rare and endangered species with vernal pools and wetlands and a migratory forest for birds. The forest is home to Hentz’s Red-bellied Tiger Beetle and a previously undocumented population of Eastern Whip-poor-will, a nocturnal bird whose habitat is being lost to development. The forested site is property owned by the school district – it was transferred from Breakheart Reservation to serve as a buffer between the Voke grounds and the reservation. 4.50 9 Month CD Savings make dreams possible. NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE SAVING FOR, THIS RATE IS HARD TO IGNORE. Here’s your chance to run the numbers in your favor. Everett Bank’s 9 Month CD with an amazing 4.50% APY* gets you closer to those financial goals much faster. Easily calculate better earnings with Everett Bank’s 9 Month CD. Go to everettbank. com to easily open your account on-line in just minutes. Open your account on-line in minutes! %APY* Sources: https://neighborhoodview.org/2023/02/21/the-votefor-the-voke-has-led-to-a-surprising-twist/?fbclid=IwAR3sNZ_ bEj_4MpwZqp35AB-3x10dHjQMfX2Fi7MxweOFDNvvGNWUTfbyp8U and https://www.nemtforest.org/ A SAVE the Forest and BUILD the Voke Facebook entry on February 22, 2023 highlighted that the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) noted in their February 11, 2021 meeting minutes (p. 7) that site C2 (baseball/football field location) was acceptable but had been removed from consideration by the Project team (not by the MSBA). It sounds like – although all three drafted designs (options C1, C2, and C3) were designed to accommodate 1600 students in a 383,000 square foot building space – one of the main reasons the Northeast School Building Committee decided on the costlier option to clear cut 13.5 acres of pristine virgin forest was so they would not disrupt the current athletic fields during construction, and to allow for a future hockey rink: “The location of the new school allows construction to occur with the least amount of disruption to the existing school of any option. The district gains additional athletic fields with this option and maintains the potential of reserving the current football field/track for future development as a hockey rink.” Source: Preferred Schematic Report - 3.3.1 Final Evaluation of Alternatives – Dec 21, 2020. Thus, even though there is an existing hockey rink ten minutes away from the school, and they could certainly find alternatives on a temporary basis for the loss of athletic fields, the Committee decided that their wants and desires override the needs of rare and endangered species to have a livable habitat, and override the irreplaceable environmental benefits of a virgin forest. As you most likely know, untouched old-growth forests exhibit a number of important properties that younger, disturbed forests cannot match. It would take approximately 100 years for replanted trees to mature into an old-growth forest again. Meanwhile a native habitat rich in biodiversity, dependent on the unique environmental conditions of a virgin forest will be lost, and the corresponding benefits for humans will be lost as well, including improved mental health and stress relief; air purification, water purification, and flood control; and fighting the greenhouse effect. Although we have minimal and dwindling natural resources left, avoiding clear-cutting a mature, virgin forest was never prioritized by the committee. See my attached letter published in the Wakefield Daily Item on February 21, 2023 for further discussion of this point. On January 27, 2023 Friends of Wakefield’s Northeast Metro Tech Forest submitted a 26-page Fail Safe petition through 301 CMR 11.04 of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) documenting nine areas of environmental damage (bulleted at the beginning of my letter) that would result if the Voke is built on the Hilltop site. The letter urges the MEPA Director to require a full MEPA review including an Environmental Impact Report, which shockingly has never been done. The letter can be found at nemtforest.org. As the first-ever climate chief with a “mandate to do nothing less than reshape the state government to focus on climate” per the Boston Globe, I request you include preservation of the NEMT forest in your plans to combat climate change, including: • Placing a moratorium on this project as suggested by The Massachusetts Sierra Club in their letter to the editor of the Saugus Advocate, February 17, 2023. o The fencing is already up in the area and I am very concerned the clear cutting will begin shortly. Thus, I request this moratorium be put in place ASAP. • Pushing through a full MEPA review with an Environmental Impact Report that includes investigation of loss of habitat for rare and endangered species The above actions would directly contribute to your quest to “make the change that we need to make with climate so that this can be a habitable planet.” Sincerely, Sherri Carlson Wakefield Latest Seasonally Unadjusted Unemployment and Job Estimates for Local Labor Markets in Massachusetts BOSTON, MA— March 14, 2023— Local unemployment rates increased in twenty-four labor market areas in the state during the month of January 2023 compared to December 2022, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported. Compared to January 2022, *Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is accurate as of the date posted and is subject to change without notice. APY assumes that interest remains on deposit until maturity. A withdrawal will reduce earnings. A penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Minimum of $500 is required to open a Certificate of Deposit and earn the advertised APY. the rates were down in twentyfour labor market areas. Of the fifteen areas for which employment estimates are published, all NECTA areas lost jobs compared to the previous month. The largest decreases occurred in the BrocktonBridgewater-Easton (-3.5%), Springfield MA-CT (-2.7%), and Barnstable Town (-2.7%) areas. From January 2022 to January 2023, fifteen areas gained jobs, with the largest percentage increases seen in the Barnstable Town (+5.9%), LawrenceMethuen Town-Salem MA-NH (+4.8%), and Peabody-SalemBeverly (+4.3%) areas. The statewide seasonally adjusted preliminary jobs estimate showed an increase of 19,600 jobs in January, and an over-theyear gain of 117,200 jobs. In order to compare the statewide rate to local unemployment rates, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the statewide unadjusted unemployment rate for January 2023 was 4.1 percent, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from the revised December 2022 estimate JOB | SEE Page 15

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 Page 13 Birds of a Feather: How the Corrupt Everett Leader Herald Publisher and Boston Globe Reporter Conspired to Destroy Mayor DeMaria By James Mitchell (Editor’s Note: This article appeared in the Everett Advocate March 10, 2023 edition) I n the midst of the ongoing defamation lawsuit filed by Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria against the Everett Leader Herald newspaper and its owner, Matthew Philbin, along with Andrew Philbin, Sr., and corrupt publisher/reporter Joshua Resnek and Everett City Clerk Sergio Cornelio, new information has come to light of the abhorrent relationship between Resnek and Boston Globe reporter Andrea Estes where journalistic integrity and basic honesty was tossed aside in order to destroy the mayor and his family. Resnek, who has had a professional relationship with Estes for years and would attempt to use her as a “confidential source” during his depositions with the mayor’s attorneys, had been communicating through emails and texts, which filled hundreds of pages of evidence from 2021 leading up to the election. The multiple communications proved that Resnek had been pushing Estes and the Boston Globe editors to follow-up on many of his fabricated stories ranging from the mayor’s longevity pay, false accusations of racism, sexual harassment and criminal activity, to the mayor’s real estate deal of 43 Corey St. with controversial Everett City Clerk Sergio Cornelio. It would be proven in sworn testimony by Resnek and Philbin that the two dismissed researching the legitimacy of the mayor’s role in an honest partnership with Cornelio; only publishing Resnek’s fabrications and lies in order to hurt the mayor’s reelection chances in both the 2021 primary and general election. In Oct. 2021, Resnek, writing about the mayor’s longevity pay, which at the time was approved by the City Council, falsely claimed his stories had gained the interest of the FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office. Resnek told Estes that Cornelio’s lawyer would go on record with her about the longevity pay, but Estes replied that her editors were more interested in the Corey Street real estate deal where Resnek, again, had made false accusations and made up quotes in his stories of a shakedown for $96,000 by the mayor. In typical Resnek fashion, his scheme fell apart as Estes balked on the longevity pay story, texting Estes that there is a “nuance” that only Cornelio knows that slipped by the City Council that is “apparently illegal” and that Cornelio’s lawyer would share with her what “went on in the meeting with the US Attorney and the FBI.” The desperate muckraker, once again, attempted to have his lies published in the Boston Globe as the general election neared, telling Estes in an Oct. 29, 2021, text exchange that a story from her would be a “seminal moment.” “The story of the mayor taking $96,000 from him [Cornelio] caused quite a negative wave for the mayor.” When Estes read the lawsuit filed against Resnek and Philbin by the mayor, she asked Resnek if the charges and countercharges would make any difference in the election, and if it was true where the suit claims the mayor never spoke to him. No reply was given by text, but Estes texted to Resnek, “I just don’t [sic] to publish something that is untrue.” In early Oct. 2021, the truth began to catch up with Resnek following the filing of the mayor’s defamation lawsuit. Estes, in a text message to Resnek, advised him to complain to the editor of the Boston Herald, one of many news outlets that reported on the defamation lawsuit story. “You should complain to the editor. Rule 101. Call the subject of your story,” texted Estes, adding that the story was also picked up by Statehouse News Service. “You gonna’ call him?” Resnek replied that he was going to stay silent, but Estes told Resnek not to, as “silence suggests that you’re okay with the story.” Estes told the corrupt reporter that his comments could be used if other reporters pick up the story – “maybe have a lawyer call.” Talk about prophetic. By the end of the month, Estes would suffer a severe case of buyer’s remorse, realizing she bought into a story that was untrue, riddled with fabrications along with an allegation of criminal conduct by Resnek after he admitted to having no factual basis regarding the mayor and the Corey Street real estate deal following a Superior Court judge’s ruling that the deal was legitimate, according to an email by the mayor’s attorney, Jeffrey Robbins, to Boston Globe editor Scott Allen. Estes was named as a confidential source by Resnek following the filing of the lawsuit where he’s named as a defendant. Also named as purported sources, according to the first supplemental answer provided by Resnek, were Sergio Cornelio, Margaret Cornelio, Michael Marchese, Joseph Marchese, Maria Bussell, Greg Antonelli, Matthew Philbin, a defendant in the lawsuit, John Hanlon, Wayne Matewsky, Gerly Adrien, John Mattuchio, Frederick Foresteire and John Egan. Healey-Driscoll Administration Holds Multi-Agency First Responder Training to Enhance Emergency Preparedness and Community Resiliency Police, Fire, EMS, and State 911 Receive integrated Training to Advance the implementation of a Statewide Standard for Active Shooter and Hostile Event Response BOSTON – As part of the Commonwealth’s commitment to emergency preparedness and community resiliency, the Healey-Driscoll Administration will convene two advanced trainings for more than 90 cross-discipline first responders on NFPA 3000: Standard for an Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program, the adopted statewide framework for hostile incident response. The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), in coordination with the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) is hosting the weeklong train-the-trainer program to improve integration between police, fire, telecommunications dispatch, and emergency medical services and certify a cohort of qualified instructors to teach the model standard to other first responders and community partners across the Commonwealth. The state’s ability to sponsor these comprehensive training exercises and implement the ASHER standard successfully depends on the funding recommendations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) budget. The Administration’s proposal, which provides a 5% increase across the Public Safety and Security Secretariat, ensures the MPTC, Department of Fire Services (DFS), Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), and State 911 can support local community partners, procure needed equipment resources, and implement ASHER training. “Massachusetts has a proud history of strong relationships among state and local emergency responders, and our Administration’s first budget reflects our dedication to continue building those partnerships,” said Governor Maura Healey. “Our investment in training will bolster our first responders’ collective ability to prepare for, prevent and respond to emergencies while strengthening public safety in communities across the Commonwealth.” “Our FY24 budget invests in our values and reaffirms our commitment to keeping communities safe,” said Lieutenant Governor Kimberley Driscoll. “I commend this collaborative approach to emergency preparedness and know this vital effort will strengthen the remarkable partnership demonstrated consistently by our state and local public safety agencies.” The MPTC will deliver this month’s Active Attack Integrated Response Train-the-Trainer Course in partnership with the ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) Center at Texas State University, recognized in 2013 by the FBI as the national standard in active shooter response training. Participants will train over five days on location at colleges in northeastern and western Massachusetts to learn about the NFPA 3000 standard, conduct full-scale exercises, and practice teaching techniques to deliver the curriculum. At the conclusion of the two training sessions, the Commonwealth will have 90 certified instructors representing state and local police, fire, emergency medical services and 911 telecommunicators. “Recent national events provide a tragic and urgent reminder that no community is immune from the unpredictable and devasting impact of an active shooter or hostile event crisis. The need for a pre-planned, integrated response across all first responder disciplines has perhaps never been more important than today,” said Secretary of Public Safety and Security Terrence Reidy. “Our experience in Massachusetts has shown that a unified approach and coordinated response saves lives and strengthens community resiliency.” To advance its implementation in Massachusetts, Secretary Reidy directed state-run police and fire academies to adopt NFPA 3000 as the statewide standard for active shooter and hostile event response training. The Department of Fire Services, State Police, and MPTC continue to develop symmetrical ASHER training for police and fire personnel. The NFPA 3000 standard was developed through consensus among stakeholders from law enforcement, the fire service, public health, emergency management, homeland security, and other disciplines. It identifies the minimum program elements needed to organize, manage, and sustain an active shooter and/or hostile response program and to reduce or eliminate the risks, effects, and impacts on an organization or community affected by these events. The framework emphasizes the need for interagency coordination when police, fire, and EMS responders are all deployed to the same critical inciTRAINING | SEE Page 15

Page 14 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 ~LETTER TO THE EDITOR~ Clear-cutting Mature, Virgin Forest – Is That the ONLY Option? I ’m writing in response to Northeast School Building Committee’s recent letter to the Wakefield Daily Item titled “Debunking inaccurate claims about Northeast.” I read the letter with an open mind, as I am very interested to hear both sides of the issue. Admittedly, I am just recently becoming more familiar with the details surrounding the controversy of the chosen site for the new Northeast Metro Tech school facility. The extent of my contribution to date has been to vote in favor of the new school. I recall rushing home from my fulltime job and arriving just in the nick of time, with moments to spare, in order to cast my vote. I was thrilled when the vote was passed in favor. However, when I voted I had absolutely no idea this meant a large swath of mature, virgin forest would be clear-cut for the new school site. Had I known this, I would at the very least wanted to know more about why this was necessary. Most likely I would have pushed for another option before agreeing to the new school. Soon after I moved to Wakefield in 1989, a section behind my house was clear-cut to make way for an entirely new street. Although the neighbors are great, it was heartbreaking to hear the sound of so many trees crashing down, and to this day I still mourn the loss of beautiful, pristine habitat. I viewed NortheastBuildingProject.com to review the information and FAQs. As an Engineer with experience in Design and Construction of major facilities (in a different industry), I am quite familiar with the long, drawn out process to arrive at the final desired product. There are meetings, meetings, and more meetings. There are multiple drawings and documents, with multiple revisions. There are codes, standards, and procedures to follow. The process is lengthy and arduous. Thus, I understand the frustration by the proponents of the school site when they are getting so close to the finish line and opponents step in and speak out against the current design. However, one thing that jumped out at me while reviewing the “Questions and Answers” section on NortheastBuildingProject.com was the following response to the question “How/why was the new school construction option chosen?”: “Options were evaluated by the SBC for their ability to satisfy the following key criteria: • Ability to accommodate educational delivery plan • Cost versus MSBA reimbursement and long-term value • Disruption to existing school’s operations • Flexibility of design to allow for change in the future / expansion potential • Final site layout: site access, vehicular circulation, safety & security • Operating costs/maintenance The selected option was found to be most advantageous in all key criteria established above.” What I DON’T see in the bulleted list is something along the lines of: • Minimal environmental impact Whether or not opponents of the project are making erroneous claims as you state, the fact remains that this project does not consider the best options to avoid clear-cutting 13.5 acres (amount cited per the Boston Globe). The committee selected “the best site for students and their education.” However, what about the best site that also preserves a rare, natural habitat? Trees will be planted, but that cannot make up for the huge loss in established habitat that includes a diverse ecosystem with a multitude of innocent creatures, including rare species, that have no voice and depend on the forest for their survival. I am hoping to be that voice. Forests benefit humans in multiple ways as well, including improved mental health, stress relief, air purification, water purification, fighting the greenhouse effect, and flood control. Although we have minimal and dwindling natural resources left, avoiding clear-cutting a mature, virgin forest was never prioritized by the committee. In addition, the “Questions and Answers” section of the website stated the NEMT project team estimated the number of trees that may be impacted is approximately 260. That is a far cry from 2,000 trees quoted elsewhere. The estimate of 260 trees seems pretty low for 13.5 acres of forest. I also became skeptical when the question “Where will the new school be located?” was answered with “See graphic below. The new school will be located on the same site as the existing school…” This statement is misleading. One would need to study the graphic and understand the “site” discussed is actually the entire site transferred to the school from the state long ago, which includes the many acres of pristine forest. I implore the Northeast School Building Committee to revisit other options to see if there is ANY possible solution to avoid destroying a rare, natural habitat. Consider both the academic AND environmental future for the students. There has got to be some way, perhaps thinking outside the box, making some kind of compromise, etc. The majority of work has already been done. It’s not unheard of to make late phase design changes. It’s never too late to do the right thing. Sincerely, Sherri Carlson, supporter of both building the new Northeast Metro Tech school AND preserving a rare pristine, established natural habitat Wakefield Better Business Bureau Tip: Buying a car in a seller’s market I nflation, high-interest rates and a microchip shortage that brought auto manufacturing to a grinding halt are just a few factors creating an incredibly tough market for anyone looking to buy a car. Experts say it’s unlikely the market will swing in favor of the buyer again anytime soon. If you’re in the market for a new (or used) car, you might need to approach the process differently than in the past. These tips will help you get the best possible deal in a challenging market. Tips to find the car you want at a decent price • Think about financing before you start shopping. If you have savings, buying a car outright is always the cheapest option. 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THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 Page 15 HARVARD DUO ADDS NEW ENGLAND TALENT FOR 2023 NAVIGATORS Biden budget would cost Mass. taxpayers and businesses 7th highest top individual tax rate, 12th highest corporate tax rate T he Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance (MassFiscal) made the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s budget proposal, which is seeking to dramatically raise taxes on many struggling Massachusetts small businesses and on some highincome earners. “If President Biden’s budget LYNN, Mass. -- The North Shore Navigators have added more talent to their roster ahead of the 2023 New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) season, continuing a recent tradition with the signing of two players from nearby Harvard University. Hailing from Weston, outfielder Peter Messervy will spend his summer on the North Shore following his junior season with the Crimson. Messervy hit.266 with four doubles, three home runs, 11 RBI and 19 runs scored in 35 games in 2022, which marked his first collegiate action after having his freshman season canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. His average rose to.333 during Ivy League play, and he finished the season playing errorless defense. Messervy has taken on the center field and leadoff roles this spring, compiling a.333 averTRAINING | FROM Page 13 dent, focusing on four main concepts: Whole Community, Unified Command, Integrated Response, and Planned Recovery. “Our shared goal is to leverage every possible tool to mitigate emerging threats by ensuring the Commonwealth’s ability to plan, prevent and respond to crisis events,” said EOPSS Undersecretary of Homeland Security Jeanne Benincasa Thorpe. “On average, active shooter incidents end in under 6 minutes, but the event’s enduring impact on a community can last a generation. Recovery must start before an incident occurs. An integrated program and recovery plan will enhance public safety and improve outcomes for affected communities.” “The MPTC is committed to working alongside our partners to train and deliver the ASHER statewide framework to communities across the Commonwealth. This model for crossdiscipline collaboration ensures age with six doubles, six RBI and seven runs scored through eight contests. The North Shore pitching staff will include another Harvard junior in Porter Jordheim, a 6-foot-4, 215-pounder from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Jordheim made 10 appearances during his debut season for the Crimson in 2022, including a scoreless first career start. The right-hander has maintained an important bullpen role through the first two weekends of this season, with him dealing 2.1 scoreless frames against Florida International on March 4. Messervy and Jordheim will become the sixth and seventh all-time players to join the Navigators from Harvard. Four of the first five were Massachusetts natives. Both players will enter the NECBL with previous summer that emergency responders are educated, trained, and effectively prepared to respond to potential hostile events that will aid in keeping our communities safe,” said MPTC Executive Director Robert Ferullo (Ret. Police Chief). “The MPTC will continue its work to ensure the vital methodologies and best practices in these trainings are delivered to responders across the state.” “Effective hostile event response requires first responders to work together across agencies and often across municipal lines,” said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. “As Massachusetts adopts NFPA 3000 as our statewide ASHER framework, joint training events like this one are vital to our goals of unified command and integrated response. Fire Academy instructors and local fire/ rescue personnel are working alongside their law enforcement counterparts just as they would under real-world conditions. They’ll bring what they learn back to their academies and ball experience. Messervy was a 2022 Futures League All-Star for the Brockton Rox, posting the sixth-best average in the circuit at.322. Jordheim pitched for the Futures League’s Vermont Lake Monsters in 2021 and the Florida Collegiate Summer League’s Seminole County Snappers in 2022. The Navs kick off their 16th summer of collegiate baseball on Wednesday, June 7 and will host their home opener at a renovated Fraser Field on Friday, June 9. The 2023 season includes 22 home games, as well as the return of the NECBL AllStar Game to Lynn on Sunday, July 23. Stay up to date on the latest Navs news by visiting nsnavs. com and following the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Single-game and season tickets are now available for purchase online. home departments to continue building that life-saving knowledge base across the Commonwealth.” “Responding to incidents of mass violence requires the vital partnerships and collaboration among numerous public safety agencies,” said State Police Interim Colonel John Mawn Jr. “The time to formulate and train on that response plan is before any such incident occurs, and for that reason, the ASHER program is critically important for first responders.” FBI data indicates that the US has experienced over 370 active shooter incidents in the last twenty years. These incidents have resulted in nearly 3,000 casualties, claiming the lives of 1,100 victims, including the death of approximately 100 members of law enforcement. Photo: State and Local Police, Fire and 911 telecommunicators participate in an integrated training exercise at Merrimack College on March 9, 2023. were passed, it would create economic harm, and tighten the squeeze on many businesses in Massachusetts. Massachusetts is already among the highest taxed states in the country. We also have to contend with some of the highest energy costs. Adding more of a tax burden will make it nearly impossible for Massachusetts businesses to remain competitive with states that have significantly lower taxes, lower costs of doing business, fewer regulations, and lower energy costs,” noted MassFiscal Spokesperson/ Board Member Paul D. Craney. Prior to last November’s narrow passage of ballot Question 1, the top combined marginal rate on individual income in Massachusetts was 42 percent. However, after the narrow passage of Question 1, the rate increased to 46 percent. President Biden’s budget seeks a further increase, resulting in a 48.6 percent top combined marginal rate on individual income in Massachusetts. Under these two scenarios, this would represent a 16 percent increase for some Massachusetts taxpayers – all in the span of a year. Massachusetts would have the highest rate in New England and the seventh highest in the country. JOB | FROM Page 12 and two-tenths of a percentage point above the nation’s unadjusted unemployment rate of 3.9 percent. Last week, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported the statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the month of January 2023 was 3.6 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the revised December 2022 estimate of 3.7 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the nation’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2023 was 3.4 percent. The unadjusted unemployment rates and job estimates for the labor market areas reflect seasonal fluctuations and thereAdditionally, President Biden’s budget proposal would dramatically increase the top combined marginal rate on corporate income. Currently, the federal corporate tax rate is 21 percent, and President Biden’s proposal would increase it to 28 percent. The Massachusetts state corporate income tax rate would add an additional 8 percent, bringing the rate to 36 percent. Massachusetts already has the 12th highest state corporate income tax rate in the country. The Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., released this data, which you can find at https://taxfoundation. org/biden-budget-taxes/ and at https://taxfoundation.org/publications/state-corporate-incometax-rates-and-brackets/ “With the narrow passage of Question 1 combined with President Biden’s budget tax hike proposal, our state’s highest income earners and some small businesses would see their tax rate jump by 16 percent. That dramatic and sudden increase would force many of our state’s most highly productive to domicile to New Hampshire and Florida if they hadn’t done so already. Massachusetts would lose their tax dollars, investments, and charitable contributions. Massachusetts high income earners and small businesses would be squeezed even more by federal tax rates increasing which would give them even less of a reason to remain in such a tough environment when there are greener pastures in other states,” concluded Craney. fore may show different levels and trends than the statewide seasonally adjusted estimates. The estimates for labor force, unemployment rates, and jobs for Massachusetts are based on different statistical methodology specified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. NOTES: The preliminary February 2023 and the revised January 2023 unemployment rates, labor force data and jobs estimate for Massachusetts will be released on Friday, March 24, 2023; local unemployment statistics for February 2023 will be released on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Detailed labor market information is available at http://www.mass.gov/ EconomicResearch. See the 2023 Media Advisory for complete list of release dates.

Page 16 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 Basketball Pats fall to Nashoba Regional in Tourney, 71-40 Revere’s Vincent Nichols on the tip off during the patriot’s game against Nashoba last Thursday night. Pat’s Vincent Nichols works to take control of the ball as player from Nashoba moves in. Joshua Mercado of Revere passes the ball up court during the Patriots final game of the season with Nashoba Thursday night. Revere’s Vinny Vu goes up a basket as player from Nashoba works to block the shot. Pats Head Coach David Leary shouts some last-minute instructions to his team during the Patriots final game of the season with Nashoba Regional Thursday night. (Advocate photos by Emily Harney) Co-Captain Sal DeAngelis of Revere drives the ball up court as a player from Nashoba moves in. Co-Captain Alejandro Hincapie with the ball gets his teammates attention during their game with Nashoba Regional High School on Thursday. Co-Captain Vincent Nichols works to keep control of the ball during the patriot’s Nashoabfinal game of the season against Nashoba Regional High School Thursday night.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 Page 17 Pats Co-Captain Domenic Boudreau goes up for a basket during the Patriots final game of the season with Nashoba Regional High School Thursday night. Revere’s Ethan Day goes up for a basket during the Patriot’s game with Nashoba Thursday night. Revere’s Vincent Nichols questions the referee’s foul call during the Patriots match up with Nashoba Regional Thursday night. ~ HELP WANTED ~ FULL TIME DRIVER WANTED MONDAY – FRIDAY; 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM SCRUBBING BOARD 104 HANCOCK ST EVERETT * 617-387-4838 Evans Painting No Hassle. No Fuss. Call Amy and Russ Interior/Exterior Ethan Day of Revere looks up court for a teammate to pass the ball to during the Patriot’s game with Nashoba Thursday night. Amy Evans Tel: 781-820-8189 Revere’s Andrew Leone with the ball, works to make his way past a player from Nashoba Regional High School. Revere fans made their way to Nashoba Regional High School in Bolton Thursday night to cheer on their fellow patriots in their run for a championship.

Page 18 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 Savvy Senior Getting Paid as a Family Caregiver Dear Savvy Senior, I have been taking care of my elderly father for over a year and it’s taking a toll on my finances because I can only work part-time. Are there any resources you know about that can help family caregivers get paid? Seeking Support Dear Seeking, Caring for an elder parent can be challenging in many ways, but it can be especially difficult financially if you have to miss work to provide care. Fortunately, there are a number of government programs and other tips that may be able to help you monetarily while you care for your dad. Here are some options to explore. Medicaid Assistance All 50 states and the District of Columbia offer self-directed Medicaid services for long-term care. These programs let states grant waivers that allow income-qualified individuals to manage their own long-term home-care services. In some states, that can include hiring a family member to provide care. Benefits, coverage, eligibility and rules differ from state to state. Program names also vary. What’s called “consumer directed care” in one state, may be called “participant-directed services,” “in-home supportive services” or “cash and counseling” in another. Contact your state Medicaid program to ask about its options or to start the sign-up process. Veterans Benefits If your dad is a military veteran, there are several different VA programs he may be eligible for that provide financial assistance to family caregivers, including: • Veteran-Directed Care: Available in most states, this program provides a needs-based monthly budget for long-term care services. (VA.gov/geriatrics/pages/Veteran-Directed_Care.asp) • Aid & Attendance or Housebound benefits: These programs provide a monthly payment to veterans and survivors who receive a VA pension and who either need assistance with activities of daily living (i.e., bathing, dressing, going to the bathroom), or are housebound. (VA.gov/pension/aid-attendancehousebound) • Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers: This provides a monthly stipend to family members who serve as caregivers for veterans who need assistance with daily living activities because of an injury or illness sustained in the line of duty. (Caregiver.va.gov/support/support_benefits.asp) Other Options If your dad has some savings or other assets, discuss the possibility of him paying you for the care you provide, or talk to your siblings to see if they can chip in. If they agree, consider drafting a short-written contract that details the terms of your work and payment arrangements, so everyone involved knows what to expect. A contract will also help avoid potential problems should your dad ever need to apply for Medicaid for nursing home care. Also, check to see if your dad has any long-term care insurance that covers in-home care. If he does, in some cases those benefits may be used to pay you. Tax Breaks There are also tax credits and deductions you may be eligible for as your dad’s caregiver that can help. For example, if your dad lives with you and you’re paying at least half of his living expenses, and his gross income was less than $4,400 (in 2022) not counting his Social Security, you can claim him as a dependent on your taxes and get a $500 tax credit. If you can’t claim him as a dependent, you may still be able to get a tax deduction if you’re paying more than half his living expenses including medical and long-term care costs, and they exceed 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income. You can include your own medical expenses in calculating the total. To see which medical expenses you can deduct, see IRS Publication 502 at IRS.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p502.pdf. Or, if you’re paying for in-home care or adult day care for your dad so you can work, you might qualify for the Dependent Care Tax Credit which can be worth as much as $1,050. To claim this credit, you’ll need to fill out IRS Form 2441 (IRS. gov/pub/irs-pdf/f2441.pdf) when you file your federal return. 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. 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For more information and to get your free subscription, go to: https://lp.constantcontactpages. com/su/aPTLucK THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of March 6-10. There were no roll calls in the House last week. $368 MILLION SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET (S 23) Senate 40-0, approved a $368 million fiscal 2023 supplemental budget. The House has already approved its own version of a $363 million package. A House-Senate conference committee will work out a compromise package. Provisions include $7 million for coordinated wraparound services for incoming immigrants and refugees; $2 million for the reimbursement of SNAP benefits for victims of benefit theft; $1.25 million for Family and Adolescent Health Services; $44.9 for million Emergency Assistance Family Shelters and Services; $65 million for the School Breakfast Program; $7 million to address the needs of newly arrived immigrants and refugees; and $1 million for a public awareness campaign to educate providers and the public about crisis pregnancy centers and pregnancy resource centers and the centers’ lack of medical services. A total of $250,000 of the $1 million would be earmarked for Reproductive Equity Now’s free abortion-related legal hotline. The package also extends some pandemic-era programs, set to expire, including allowing public corporations and nonprofits to hold meetings by means of remote communication; extending the power of municipalities to allow outdoor dining services; and extending the ability of public bodies to allow remote participation By Bob Katzen If you have any questions about this week’s report, e-mail us at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com or call us at (617) 720-1562 by members in public meetings. “This supplemental budget ensures that our commonwealth continues to support the most vulnerable among us while also building on the lessons we learned during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Senate President Karen Spilka (DAshland). “I’m proud to say that this body has proven once again that it has the courage to chart a course that leaves no place or person in the commonwealth behind. As I have said since the start of the pandemic, we must go ‘back to better,’ not ‘back to normal.’” “As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, the Legislature has taken the necessary steps to keep the economy of the commonwealth on a firm footing,” said Senate Ways and Means Committee chair Sen. Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport). “The passage of this supplemental budget today utilizes robust tax revenues to its fullest effect, making substantial investments in economic development, housing, education and the social service safety net.” (A “Yes” vote is for the budget.) Sen. Lydia Edwards Yes ALSO UP ON BEACON HILL DIZOGLIO TO AUDIT THE LEGISLATURE – State Auditor Diana DiZoglio announced she has launched an audit of the Massachusetts Legislature—something she promised in her campaign last year. “As I committed, my office has begun an audit of the state Legislature,” said DiZoglio. “We hope this will increase transparency, accountability and equity in an area of state government that has been completely ignored. Historically, the Legislature has been a closeddoor operation, where committee votes have been hidden from the general public and legislation has been voted on in the dark of night.” “Taxpayers deserve more—they deserve the opportunity to weigh in on legislative, budgetary and regulatory matters that are important to them,” continued DiZoglio. “Everyone should have equitable and transparent access to and information about all state-funded agencies, including the Legislature. Unfortunately, the Legislature has not been audited [by the state auditor] since 1922, while Massachusetts ranks as one of the least transparent and least accessible state governments in the nation. It is my hope that the Legislature welcomes the opportunity for an audit to uncover where we can, and must, do better as a state government. Our office looks forward to working with them.” “Under the Massachusetts Constitution, and as the separation of powers clause dictates, the Senate is required to manage its own business and set its own rules,” said a spokesperson for Senate President Karen Spilka. “Those rules require that the Senate undergoes an audit every fiscal year by a certified public accounting firm experienced in auditing governmental entities and provides that audit to the public. Further, Senate business is made public through journals, calendars and recordings of each session, while payroll and other financial information is publicly available on the comptroller’s website. If anyone wishes to view this information, it is available to the public.” “Massachusetts is the only state in the country in which all three branches of our state government—the executive, the judiciary and the Legislature—exempt themselves from public records laws,” said Paul Craney, a spokesman for the Mass Fiscal Alliance. “By most accounts we have possibly the least transparent state government in the country and it’s a commonly held belief that the Legislature is where transparency and good governance principles go to die. If Auditor DiZoglio is actually able to make good on her promise to audit the Legislature, it will be a welcome check on the power of the most opaque state government in the country and a victory for the people of the commonwealth.” Despite repeated requests from Beacon Hill Roll Call, the following Democratic and Republican legislative leaders did not respond to a question asking them whether they support an audit of the Legislature by DiZoglio: House Speaker Ron Mariano (D-Quincy), House GOP Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading) and GOP Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester). AND THERE’S MORE – Here are some more of the bills filed for consideration in the 2023-2024 Legislature: CHARGING ELECTRIC VEHICLE (SD 1165) – Would direct the Department of Public Utilities to offer a rebate for consumers who choose to charge electric vehicles at off-peak hours when fewer people are likely to do so. “We need to do more than just provide people the option of switching to more environmentally[-friendly] energy alternatives,” said sponsor Sen. John Keenan (D-Quincy). “We need to make sure those alternatives have a direct, positive impact on people’s lives. This rebate program will make sure we’re not just helping the planet. We’re also helping the consumer while relieving undue stresses on our electrical infrastructure.” AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (SD 2057) – Would require that American Sign Language (ASL) is taught BEACON | SEE Page 20

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 OBITUARIES Page 19 Camille (Lovine) Pothier serving his country. Jimmy was a man of many talents, but his voice was legendary and captivated people all around. His passion was performing and he had the privilege to play in many venues around the United States. Jimmy’s heart belonged to his family. He is the beloved husband O f Lake View, New York, formerly of Revere. Passed away March 15, 2023 at the age of 95. Born to the late Anthony and Domenica (Pasquale) Iovine. Beloved wife of the late Edwin L. Pothier. Dear sister of the late Eleanor Iovine, Matilda Gilmore, Anthony Iovine, Vera Muollo and Ida Quartarone. Lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews and many greatnieces and nephews and greatgreat-nieces and nephews. Family was very everything to Camille and she loved watching the younger generations grow. A visitation will be held in the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere Street, Revere on Friday, March 24, 2023 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 250 Revere Street, Revere at 10 AM. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Remembrances may be made in Camille’s memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. James J. Celona Sr. of Loreena Lamarca of Revere. the loving father of Meghann Celona of Revere, Michelle Celona – O’Neill & husband Daniel of Winthrop, SFC Joel Celona & wife Paula of Texas and the late James J. Celona, Jr. The cherished grandfather of Christopher, Michayla, Michael, Daniel, Joelle, Ella, Joel, Jr. Gabriella, Alexandra, Guilianna, & James A. The treasured brother of Nunzio “Butchie” Celona & wife Delores of East Boston, Josephine Freni & husband Stephen of East Boston, and the late Roseanne “RoRo” & Donald Martini. Dear brother-in-law of Michael Lamarca & Alfred Lamarca. Also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and fans. Family & friends were respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, March 15th in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza Beechwood Home for Funerals Revere. A funeral was conducted from the funeral home on Thursday, followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Make A Wish Foundation 133 Federal St 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02110 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Pl. Memphis, TN. 38105. Richard J. “Dickie” Mangino Sr. and it was at a one of his performances where he met his future wife, Carole (Langis). The couple married several years later on April 19, 1969. They moved to Revere where they would raise their three sons. Dickie left the band to work for United Airlines as a Lead Ramp Agent at Boston’s Logan International Airport, where he worked for 37 years, until he became ill. Tragically, an infection claimed Dickie’s limbs, ~ Help Wanted ~ where he was left with no arms or legs. This tragedy didn’t stop Dickie, instead he forged on, and was relentless to do most of the things that he could do before. It certainly was a trying time for the entire family, but Dickie didn’t give up hope. He was a mentor to many young men and kids along the way, even with the loss of his limbs, he was still someone that people admired and looked up to. In 2012, Dickie was the recipient of a bilateral hand transplant. With many meetings, and countless appointments, made the impossible, possible. Dickie, along with his wife Carole by his side had a deep bond with the entire transplant team, and especially Dr. Simon Talbot of Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Dickie was also a patient at the Spaulding rehab, where he was a standout patient, giving inspiration ~ Help Wanted ~ OBITUARIES | SEE Page 22 K-6 Paraprofessional Job Opportunities Starting Salary: 35,000 About MVRCS: Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, MA was founded in 1998. The School serves over 1,400 students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Great teachers, carefully selected curricula presented with fidelity, high expectations, and traditional pedagogy are the keys to student success at Mystic Valley. Mystic Valley annually finds itself among the top public schools not only within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts but in New England and throughout the nation. Our students have attained the highest levels of success at the post-secondary level, a testament to the preparation they received from their time at Mystic Valley. Mystic Valley students in Grades K-12 report to school in dress code and are in attendance for 200 days of instruction. The normal school day is 60 minutes longer than most traditional public schools. Together, these factors have enabled MVRCS to deliver on its promise of providing its students with the opportunity to obtain a world-class education. Job Summary: The Paraprofessional is responsible for actively engaging students through classroom and behavior management strategies to preserve integrity of the learning environment. The Paraprofessional completes instructional tasks under the general supervision of a teacher and non-instructional tasks under the general supervision of their assigned Assistant Director. Responsibilities: • Support daily classroom design and collaborate with classroom teacher • Assist with classroom management through assertive discipline model and redirection • Support and adhere to School Policies and rules • Assist with Group Work while the teacher is presenting and Independent Work • Reinforce learning posture (students are on task, attending, tracking, on the right page, etc. • Teach reading, language, math, reasoning and writing, and/or spelling groups as assigned • Monitor students and provide assistance to those not proficient or at mastery • Check, record, and/or grade per teacher request • Assist students with correcting their work, reading activities, and questions • Note students who have not completed work • Administer checkouts or retests per teacher • Participate in the assigned morning, lunch/recess and afternoon bus duties • Attend “Back to School Night” and other mandatory after-school events • Perform additional duties stated by other members of the Leadership Team • Attend in Professional Development training provided by the school O f Revere. Died on Saturday March 11th at his home in Revere surrounded by his loving family following a brief battle with Lung Cancer, he was 77 years old. Jimmy was a very well-known entertainer in the Boston area and the North Shore for decades. Jimmy was born in Boston, raised & educated in East Boston. He was a proud alumnus of East Boston High School, class of 1963. He enlisted in the United States army in 1964 and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War, he served overseas in Germany and was honorably discharged after proudly O f Revere. Died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, following a brief illness, he was 76 years old. Dickie was born on June 7, 1946 in Boston to his late parents, John & Anna (Sonn) Mangino, he was one of three children raised & educated in East Boston. He was an alumnus of East Boston High School, Class of 1964. Dickie went into the U.S. Army Reserves. Dickie was a lead guitarist in a band, Requirements: • A high school degree • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all school requirements, state and federal laws, and MVRCS policies. • Strong collaborative, teaching, coaching, and leadership skills to support student programming and work in a team setting. • Successful completion of applicable MTEL tests within one year of employment. The position will be evaluated yearly and will be an annual appointment. Mystic Valley is an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. Covid 19 vaccines are not required If interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact kwhite@mvrcs.org or call 781 388-0222 ex. 2006

Page 20 Your Hometown News Delivered! EVERETT ADVOCATE MALDEN ADVOCATE REVERE ADVOCATE SAUGUS ADVOCATE One year subscription to The Advocate of your choice: $150 per paper in-town per year or $200 per paper out-of-town per year. Name_________________________________________ Address_______________________________________ City_______________ State_______ Zip ____________ CC# _______________________________ Exp. _____ Sec. code____ Advocate (City):___________________ Clip & Mail Coupon with Credit Card, Check or Money Order to: Advocate Newspapers Inc. PO Box 490407, Everett, MA 02149 - LEGAL NOTICE - COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT Suffolk Probate and Family Court 24 New Chardon Street Boston, MA 02114 (617) 788-8300 Docket No. SU23P0214EA Estate of: ROBERT J. SASSO, JR. Also Known As: Robert Joseph Sasso, Jr. Date of Death: 01/04/2023 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A petition for S/A - Formal Probate of Will with Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by David J. Marino of Peabody, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that: David J. Marino of Peabody, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond in unsupervised administration. IMPORTANT NOTICE You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 04/19/2023. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised administration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Hon. Brian J. Dunn, First Justice of this Court. Date: March 08, 2023 VINCENT PROCOPIO REGISTER OF PROBATE March 17, 2023 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 BEACON | FROM Page 18 in all Bay State public elementary and secondary schools to increase interactions between hearing persons and deaf and hard-of-hearing persons, as well as children with autism. Current law allows but does not require schools to teach ASL. “I sponsored the legislation to promote greater equity and inclusion in our public school systems,” said Sen. Jake Oilveira (D-Ludlow). “In recent years, it has become apparent that instruction in American Sign Language provides children with autism with increased opportunities for education and development. It is visually based, unaided and provides a mode of quick communication. American Sign Language is a language our students should get the opportunity to learn in our public school system, and it supports inclusion and involvement for all students.” GRANTS TO SCHOOLS FOR ZERO-EMISSION SCHOOL BUSES (SD 2269) – Would set up a program for the Education Department to provide grants to schools to encourage and incentivize the schools to purchase zero-emission school buses. The program would pay for the difference between the cost of a zero-emissions vehicle and a diesel-powered one. “If we’re serious about environmental justice and achieving our state’s climate action goals in 2030 and 2050, then we must pursue every possible avenue to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution in our communities,” said sponsor Sen. Becca Rausch (D-Needham). “Switching to zero-emission buses would cut those emissions by up to 35 percent annually, improving not only our environmental health but human health as well. Diesel fumes inhaled by our children are associated with asthma, heart disease and lung disease. This is a public health issue as much as it is a climate issue.” REQUIRE ARMCHAIRS IN RESTAURANTS (SD 2037) – Would require all restaurants to have at least 5 percent of their seating options be armchairs. Or have armchairs on-site and available upon request. “We must continue to make areas where members of the public frequent handicap accessible,” said sponsor Sen. Joan Lovely (D-Salem) who filed the bill at the request of a constituent. “Individuals with disabilities that hinder their mobility, muscle strength or coordination run the risk of slipping or falling off some types of chairs. Armchairs not only provide support for those who need assistance rising or sitting down, they also inhibit people from falling once seated. I am pleased to have filed [the bill] on behalf of my constituent to improve safety for our handicapped residents and ensure they can continue to enjoy social outings at food establishments.” QUOTABLE QUOTES “Everyone I talk to here in the Statehouse is really committed to continuing to address the trauma of gun violence to bring the numbers of deaths and injuries from gun violence down to zero. So I’m very optimistic.” --- Ruth Zakarin, executive director of the MA Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence. “The latest comment from the T board chair that reduced ridership levels is the ‘new normal’ is disappointing and frustrating. A successful business or government agency culture is built on resilience, agility and optimism—not despair to current challenges.” - LEGAL NOTICE - COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT Suffolk Division Docket No. SU23P0523EA Estate of: ELENA PALERMO Also known as: ELENA M. PALERMO Date of Death: March 31, 2022 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Lorraine Knowlton of Revere, MA, a Will has been admitted to informal probate. Lorraine Knowlton of Revere, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. March 17, 2023 --- James Rooney, President and CEO, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. “Connecting veterans to critical housing, employment and other supportive services is a central focus for our team at Massachusetts Executive Office of Veterans’ Services each and every day.” ---Newly appointed Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jon Santiago on the Healey Administration’s proposed $3.5 million in funding the New England Center and Home for Veterans. “Family caregivers play a vital role in Massachusetts health care system, whether they care for someone at home, coordinate home health care or help care for someone who lives in a nursing home. We want to make sure all family caregivers have the financial, emotional and social support they need, because the care they provide is invaluable both to those receiving it and to their community.” ---Mike Festa, AARP Massachusetts State Director on his support for legislation that would create a refundable $1,500 tax credit to cover expenses incurred by a taxpayer for the care and support of a qualifying family member. HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been filed. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible 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 March 6-10, the House met for a total of eight minutes while the Senate met for a total of four hours and 19 minutes. Mon. March 6 House 11:03 a.m. to 11:08 a.m. Senate 11:08 a.m. to 12:01 p.m. Tues. March 7 No House session No Senate session Wed. March 8 No House session No Senate session Thurs. March 9 House 11:01 a.m. to 11:04 a.m. Senate 11:07 a.m. to 2:33 p.m. Fri. March 10 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall. com Bob founded Beacon Hill Roll Call in 1975 and was inducted into the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) Hall of Fame in 2019

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Page 22 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 OBITUARIES OBITUARIES | FROM Page 19 & hope to some of the others, who had some similar setbacks. After Dickies rehabilitation, he was doing many of the things he could do before. Dickie even skied again. He played the guitar, wrote songs, drew pictures, and painted. He leaves his family & friends as someone who never gave up and didn’t take no for an answer. He is the beloved husband of 53 years to Carole A. (Langis) Mangino of Revere. Loving father of Richard J. “Rick” Mangino, Jr. & wife Rhonda Quigley of Qunicy, Robert M. “Rob” Mangino & companion Shayla Anderson of Portand, OR & David J. Mangino & companion Kerrin Johnson of Revere. Cherished grandfather of Trevor & Nicholas Mangino. Dear brother of Michael Mangino & wife Pauline and Judith Pryor–Fezzouglio & husband Joseph, all of Revere. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews & friends. Family & friends were invited to attend Visiting Hours on Monday, March 13th in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals, Revere. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Brigham & Women’s Hospital, please include in memo: Division of Plastic Surgery Upper Extremities Program & mail to Brigham & Women’s Hospital Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116. ~ Home of the Week ~ 1. On March 17, 1776, British forces left Boston for Nova Scotia; in 1901 what Massachusetts county declared this Evacuation Day? 2. Governor Maura Healey has proclaimed what month Massachusetts Maple Month? 3. Feudalism ended where: the Island of Sark in the English Channel, Japan or Russia? 4. According to folklore, what is a leprechaun’s occupation? 5. On March 18, 1953, the Boston Braves baseball team announced it was moving where? 6. How many novels did Louisa May Alcott write that featured the March sisters? 7. On March 19, 2008, Arthur C. Clarke died, the author of space exploration novels, including the novel for what 1968 film? 8. Which needs more sap and is, thus, more expensive: birch or maple syrup? 9. On March 20, 1985, Libby Riddles became the first female to win what annual race that takes place on a former mail/supply route? 10. What river that includes the name of a city is dyed green to honor St. Patrick’s Day? Answers UNDER AGREEMENT! 11. What U.S. president and his wife had at one time been in a Pizza Hut ad? 12. According to Guinness World Records, Austrian Lisa Farthofer in 2023 became “the first woman to row on the Southern Ocean” – what is that ocean also called? 13. On March 21, 2021, what ship named one of its cannons Perfectus in honor of Loretta Perfectus Walsh, the Navy’s first female chief petty officer? 14. Where would you find the Cactus League and the Grapefruit League (nicknames)? 15. In “Moby Dick” who survived the wreck of the Pequod? 16. What does XC stand for? 17. On March 22, 1638, what female was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for her religious beliefs? 18. Where in the USA would you find the Overseas Highway? 19. Which produces the most maple syrup: New York, Quebec or Vermont? 20. On March 23, 1839, the first recorded instance of “O.K.” appeared in The Boston Morning Post; what did the letters stand for? 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THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRiDAy, MARCH 17, 2023 Page 23 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 Zeqo, Romeo BUYER2 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS SELLER1 SELLER2 ADDRESS Unit 102 Winthrop Ave Rt Colby, Drew W 714 Winthrop Ave #102 DATE 02.24.23 PRICE 200000 Revere CITY OF REVERE VETERAN'S SERVICES HOSTED BY MAYOR BRIAN ARRIGO V I E T N A M VETERANS DAY B R E A K F A S T WED. MARCH 29, 2023 | 9:00 AM ALL VETERANS ARE WELCOME 9:00 AM - VFW Mottolo Post 61 Lucia Ave, Revere, MA WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2023 RSVP AT 781-286-8119 Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma *Breakfast choices include: eggs, choice of meat, pancakes, coffee, and juice.* Lawrence mangorealtyteam.com 38 Main St. Saugus (781) 558-1091 20 Railroad Ave. Rockport (978)-999-5408 14 Norwood St, Everett (781)-558-1091 Just Listed - Saugus This nicely located, spacious townhome offers 2-3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths and attached garage. Main level features large picture windows with plenty of natural light, eat in kitchen, half bath, and exterior access. The next level features two nice sized bedrooms with large closets and a full bath. Third level features heated loft area with skylights and additional storage. Could be used as 3rd bedroom, office, or fun bonus room. In unit aundry, brand new heating and cooling system, brand new water heater. This 8 unit complex with ample parking is Located just outside of Saugus Center. Close proximity to the Northern Strand Trail and Breakheart Reservation, shopping, restaurants, highways and bus routes. Offered at $399,000 Listing agent Lea Doherty 617-594-9164 ListwithLea@yahoo.com Mango Realty is excited to introduce buyers to new luxury townhouses located in a beautiful North Shore Community just minutes away from major highways. Boasting 2100 square feet or more, each unit features six large rooms, 3.5 bathrooms, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, generous walk-in closets, 3 zone gas heat with central air, 200 amp service with recessed lighting throughout, deck and third floor balcony, one car garage and plenty of parking. Two units will have elevators. Get in early to help pick your colors and personalize your townhouse and be ready for occupancy by the end of May. Prices starting at $799,900. Schedule an appointment now by calling 781-820-5690 Rental-Saugus Clean, convenient, and private best describes this "must see" 1 bedroom apartment in an owner-occupied home. Plenty of electrical outlets in each room, modern appliances including refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, garbage disposal and dishwasher. Open concept living space can be easily decorated to suit tenant taste. Tenant will have their own washer and dryer, provided by landlord, in a common area that also provides a small space for storage. Landlord will provide two window air conditioners. Tenant will have their own paved driveway sufficient for two vehicles. The I-95 walking trail is within 1/2 mile as is the very popular Northern Strand Rail Trail. Located just minutes from the 426 bus line and abutting conservation land this is a very attractive location away from traffic and a busy street. Tenant must provide full credit and background report along with at least two references. $1900.00 Call Peter @ 781-820-5690 Townhouse Rental- Peabody 3 bedroom in Peabody $3600.00, washer & dryer hookup and plenty of parking. Call Christine 603-670-3353 Opportunity Knocks. This 4 bedroom home offers tons of potential for someone looking for an affordable home with great yard. Did I mention large rooms? Enter the home from the driveway and on deck leading to kitchen. Lots of storage including walk up attic. Enjoy by sitting on your front porch.. The fenced in yard is perfect for outdoor activities and entertainment. Easy access to major routes, restaurants, and more. Hurry will not last. $379,000 Prime downtown Rockport Rental Commercially zoned, 630 square feet. Elegant granite walls and floors. Perfect retail/office space with plenty of foot traffic on Main Street. Heat included $1200.00 1 year lease First/Last/1 month Fee for rental agent. Call Jeanine Moulden 617-312-2491 or Rosa Rescigno 781-820-0096 Everett Location! Would you like to own in Everett? This 4 family offers an inviting foyer on the first floor apartment along with 3 bedrooms. Patio out back, fenced in yard, driveway and more. Convenient location to bus line, orange line, shopping, restaurants and minutes from Encore and Boston. Everett is booming! Are you ready to buy? Hurry will not last! 1,300,000 Rentals Available Saugus, 6 rooms, 3 bedroom $2900.00, washer & dryer hookup and plenty of parking. Call Christine 603-670-3353 Store front commercial property in Everett Everett, 6 room 3 bedroom, with washer & dryer hookup $2500.00 Call Sue now 617-877-4553 Under agreement

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