RE REVERE E E V R Vol. 29, No.12 -FREEREE D By Barbara Taormina C OVID-19 closed Revere Schools last week, and the anticipated return of students and staff on April 7, at the end of the Gov. Charlie Baker’s mandated statewide school shutdown, is looking shaky. “There’s some talk at the state level of extending that further, and indications are that returns before May 1 are unlikely,” said Superintendent Dr. Diane Kelly during this week’s School Committee meeting, which some www.advocatenews.net School district continues support for students and families members attending remotely and the public watched online. On the day schools closed, Dr. Kelly and Mayor Brian Arrigo announced plans to continue education progress and services for all Revere students and families. “If we are extended to a longer closure, the one thing we want to make sure of is that our students do not experience a slide in their academic learning when schools aren’t open,” said Kelly. SCHOOL | SEE PAGE 2 To our loyal readers, advertisers and community, L ife has tossed us a curve with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic which has transformed our lives and livelihoods. In these trying times, always remember that they are temporary as our scientifi c community hurries for a cure. The Advocate Newspapers will keep you updated as information comes in through our weekly print editions, our website at: www.advocatenews.net updated every Thursday evening; and social media at Facebook.com/advocate.news.ma and Twitter.com@advocatenews.ma Our offi ce, located at 573 Broadway, Everett will be open Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 5 pm. Please feel free to contact us at 617-387-2200; 781-286-8500; or 781-2314446 or via email at: Info@advocatenews.net or Croberson@advocatenews.net We urge everyone to use common sense and follow the rules and recommendations of the CDC as we continue to fi ght this pandemic. And please look out for each other. Be safe, The Publisher & Staff of the Advocate Newspapers HELPING HANDS: Shown handing out lunches at Staff Sgt. James Hill Elementary School on Tuesday was, from left; Manager Hanan Yousef, lunch server Heather Silva, lunch server assistant Delma Dello Russo, lunch server Fafa Bekheira, Mayor Brian Arrigo, lunch server Khadija Boukharfi en and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dianne Kelly. See page 6 for story and photos. (Advocate Photo by Tara Vocino) City outlines emergency response to COVID-19 Orders closure of all City parks and playgrounds By Barbara Taormina C ity offi cials warned it was inevitable and on Wednesday, Mayor Brian Arrigo announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Revere, which was followed by news of a second confi rmed case postSupermarkets adjust hours for nervous shoppers ed on the city’s website late in the day. The news followed the City Council’s unanimous vote Monday night to approve Arrigo’s request to transfer $1 million from the city’s stabilization fund to the Emergency Management Planning Account. “We are doing everything possible and using every tool in the city’s toolbox to make sure we slow the spread of this virus,” Arrigo told the council during an update on the coronavirus. Kim Hanton, who is heading up the city’s Coronavirus Response Team, described diff erent aspects of the city’s strategy to manage the health emergency. Hanton is working with a case management team that responds to information and reports about possible positive cases of the virus in the city as well as other concerns, such as contamination. “They are our boots on the ground, making the phone calls and really investigating any of the reports we are getting,” said Hanton, adding that the case management team coordinates information from local, state and federal sources. In consultation with medical experts and Revere’s Board of Public Health, Mayor Arrigo has taken a number of actions in the interest of public health CITY OUTLINES | SEE PAGE 2 IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION O ATE CAT CAT Free Every Friday 617-387-2200 Friday, March 20, 2020 Grab-n-Go Lunch at Hill School SEE PAGES 13-15 Stop & Shop associates were seen disinfecting supplies on Monday afternoon. See pages 4 & 5 for story and photo highlights. (Photo Courtesy of Stop & Shop)

Page 2 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 CITY OUTLINES | FROM PAGE 1 and safety and to prevent community transmission of coronavirus, effective 5PM Thursday, March 19, 2020: • Declared a State of Emergency in the City of Revere to implement broad emergency measures to ensure public health and safety; • Ordered the closure of all City parks and playgrounds; • Ordered the City of Revere Board of Health to mandate the closure of non-medicallylicensed facilities or businesses for which operation involves close (within six feet) or actual contact between individuals as a basic aspect of the business or operation. This order includes specifically, but not exclusively, hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, massage parlors, spa including electrolysis and laser facilities, manicure and pedicure facilities, cosmetic (make-up) facilities, body art facilities, and all related services provided by these facilities. City staff are canvassing the City to visit all establishments affected by this requirement, and providing business owners with a resource sheet outlining city contacts, small business loan programs, and employee assistance resources. Revere Police will be patrolling the city tomorrow to remind the public of the need and importance of social distancing practices, particularly in anticipation of warmer weather. The Response Team includes outreach and wellness coordinators who oversee needs and services for vulnerable populations, such as seniors, veterans, the disabled and veterans. A network to check in with residents in being created; pharmacies are being asked to prepare for an increase in demand and deliveries; and the city is working with Mystic Valley Elder Services, which, according to spokesman Shawn Middleton, is continuing to deliver meals to Revere seniors. The Response Team also includes a business liaison to work with small businesses that need assistance through programs like the newly launched $10 million small business loan fund. The state has announced that requirements to collect unemployment are being relaxed and MassPort Noise Complaint Line: 617-561-3333 payments are going out faster for anyone who is out of work because of the virus. Hanton mentioned the possibly of appointing a benefits coordinator to help residents apply for assistance. The Response Team’s Communications Coordinator is continually posting news and updates about the virus on the city’s website and providing information, such as the mutual aid information packet, which lists resources for residents in need of help with food, health care, transportation, housing rights and other issues. City Councillors raised several questions during the update on the virus. Ward 5 Councillor John Powers asked what types of federal and state assistance were in the pipeline for residents struggling with financial issues and work-related problems, such as childcare. Arrigo said he hadn’t heard much, particularly on the issue of childcare. He said the $1 million appropriation for emergency management will allow the city to help residents with the impact as local business comes to a halt. “We can’t wait for federal or state action,” he said. “We have to be prepared ourselves.” Powers also asked what residents should do if they develop symptoms and where they could be tested. Board of Health Director Dr. Nathalee Kong said anyone with a cough or fever or other symptoms should contact their health care provider, who will determine if he or she meets the criteria for testing. She said that patients younger than 65 who have some symptoms will most likely be advised to quarantine at home for 14 days and a few days after that. More testing is expected to be available soon. Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) was expected to open a drive-through center this week offering tests by appointment to CHA patients with symptoms. And Mayor Arrigo’s Chief of Staff, Bob Marra, said the City of Revere has been working with Target and CVS on the logistics for mobile testing sites that may possibly be in place next week. Again, there may be criteria for residents seeking a test, and appointments may be necessary to avoid crowds. Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso asked about first respondSCHOOL | FROM PAGE 1 Thanks to Revere educators that’s not a risk. “Teachers have been doing an unbelievable job pulling together curriculum that’s been loaded on a hidden page on the district website,” said Kelly, who has called Revere teachers and school staff one of the city’s greatest assets. This week while Kelly was at Beachmont School for the lunch distribution period, she spoke to a mother who had come to pick up some work for her child from a teacher who wasn’t in her classroom. “It seemed like she has crossed wires with that teacher, but she was actually out driving around delivering reading books to students,” said Kelly. The next priority for Revere High teachers will be ensuring that seniors earn their diplomas, which will involve reaching out to students who need to make up work. “There will be a graduation, I’m just not sure when,” said Kelly. In addition to teachers who are working on academics, ers and what the city would do if there were an outbreak within either the police or fire departments. “We want to be prepared for the worst,” said Arrigo, adding that he has discussed that scenario with both chiefs, and there is a plan in place. Other city departments are still at work, and there is a line of succession among staff to ensure essential services continue should any department head or director become ill. CITY OUTLINES | SEE PAGE 19 the district’s occupational and physical therapists are looking at ways to continue providing services for students and their families, including possible videoconferencing. Like other districts, Revere is providing students breakfast and lunch to go during the shutdown. Breakfast is available from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and lunch is distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., but students can pick up both meals whenever they come. On Fridays, kids pick up six meals to go so they have breakfast and lunch over the weekend. The cafeteria workers have done yeoman’s work this week,” said Kelly. “They are really the heroes of the district.” Essential school staff have also been available to help students and families with different issues, but Kelly said next week schools will streamline hours with buildings open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kelly said she’ll continue to provide school families with regular updates on the ongoing closure and other school news. Everett's Newest Real Estate Office Commercial Sales and Leasing Residential Home Sales Real Estate Consulting Apartment Rentals Real Estate Auctions Business Brokerage Personal Property Appraisals Mass Licensed Auctioneer 560 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149 | 617-512-5712 | sam@broadwayRE.com ADRIANA RESNICK DOMENICA RIGGIO SAM RESNICK

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 Page 3 Revere confirms first case of COVID-19 Number of cases expected to increase; mayor secures $1M for Revere’s response efforts T he City of Revere’s Emergency Response Team continues to take proactive steps to slow community transmission of COVID-19 and prepare for further spread of the disease. As of March 18, 2020, there is one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Revere. The City of Revere expects this number to rise as testing becomes more widely available. At Monday night’s City Council meeting, Mayor Brian Arrigo secured approval for a $1 million appropriation from the City’s stabilization account, to be used as needed for response efforts. As part of the BakerPolito Administration’s distribution of emergency funds for local boards of health, Revere, Winthrop and Chelsea have received $100,000 to support emergency resources regionally. On March 18 the Emergency Response Team published a mutual aid informational packet for residents, which includes a wide range of resources related to issues like access to food, health care, transportation, housing rights and more. The online document will be updated daily at 4 p.m. and is being shared with local nonprofi ts, community partners and faithbased groups, and via social media. It is available to the public at Revere.org. This week City of Revere employees have been visiting all establishments aff ected by Governor Charlie Baker’s Executive Order prohibiting on-site consumption. Businesses are being provided with a resource sheet outlining city contacts, small business loan programs and employee assistance resources. “Now more than ever, it’s so important that our residents stay at home to the best of their ability. Lives are at stake and we all must do our part to slow community transmission of the virus,” said Mayor Arrigo. “We know our residents and business owners are feeling so much uncertainty about what the next several weeks will bring, and our team is working tirelessly to provide them with as many resources as possible, as quickly as possible, to help alleviate hardships.” City services updates • There are no disruptions to basic city services provided by Revere Police, Fire, EMS, Department of Public Works and Revere 311. • All City of Revere buildings are closed to the public until further notice, and services to residents remain available at Revere.org. • Programming normally provided by the Library, Rec Department and Senior Center will be made available to the public online and via RevereTV this week. • Revere Public Schools began grab-and-go meal services to all students and families at all eight school sites on Monday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to any child that needs it Monday through Friday, with breakfast from 10-11 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Virtual learning plans for all grade levels are available at RevereK12. org. Devices will be provided to any student who does not have one at home. • Revere 311 remains fully staff ed, and residents with questions or concerns are encouraged to reach the City of Revere by dialing 311 (or 781-2868311) or emailing Revere311@ revere.org. • The City of Revere’s volunteer database opened on Friday for individuals seeking to lend a helping hand over the next several weeks. Volunteers who register with the City will be contacted if/when assignments are identifi ed. • The Mayor is being briefed daily by members of his Emergency Response Team to coordinate eff orts across City of Revere departments. City offi cials are also joining daily briefi ngs with state and federal offi cials. All updates for Revere residents are being shared regularly at Revere.org and via social media. Health & Well-being of vulnerable populations The City of Revere remains focused on proactively supporting populations at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness, including older people and people of all ages with severe underlying health conditions. Actions taken include the following: • The establishment of a network to connect with senior citizens throughout Revere to allow for ongoing phone wellness check-ins • The securing of a partnership with Rite-Aid to off er delivery of prescription medications, and ongoing outreach to CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens to establish partnership commitments • Outreach to all public and private facilities housing seniors in Revere to establish information-sharing protocols • Outreach to residents traditionally served by the Senior Center to determine ongoing needs for daily meal delivery • Ongoing coordination with service provider Mystic Valley Elder Services to begin planning for extension of services off ered to seniors Actions for all Revere residents to take The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised that the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus, and has provided a number of basic steps all citizens can take to protect themselves, including washing your hands often, avoiding close contact with those who are sick, staying home when sick, covering coughs and sneezes, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces. 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The legislation would: • Amend the existing statute that authorizes town moderators to postpone town meetings by 30 days during a “public safety emergency” by adding “public health emergency” as a reason that permits postponement. • Permit town boards of selectmen to postpone town meetings beyond the statutory June 30 deadline (end of fiscal year) when the governor has declared a state of emergency and conditions prevent the completion of a town meeting. • Permit boards of selectmen, at local option, to temporarily adopt lower quorum rules. • Permit continued month-tomonth spending into fiscal 2021 by towns based on the prior fiscal year budget with approval of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue’s Division of Local Services (DLS) during a state of emergency. The monthto-month authorization would continue so long as a state of emergency prevents the adoption of a budget. Cities have similar authority under existing state law. • Permit towns to access their free cash balance for fiscal 2021 spending with approval of DLS. This would be based on the July 2019 certified balance and could continue until a fiscal 2021 budget is adopted. • Permit municipal spending from revolving funds at the level set by their fiscal 2020 appropriation until a fiscal 2021 budget is adopted. • Authorize a three-year amortization period for deficit spending incurred as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The default rule would require a fiscal 2021 tax rate to provide for one-year amortization, and this change would follow the 2015 precedent for snow removal costs. School and other closures Baker also announced a threeweek suspension of school operations for educational purposes at all public and private elementary and secondary (K-12) schools in the Commonwealth beginning Tuesday, March 17, as well as a number of other emergency actions. “We know that a lot of the measures we are putting into place, including mandatory school closures and prohibiting gatherings of 25 people or more, will cause disruption in people’s day-to-day lives,” Baker said. “With the steps we are taking today, we can ensure residents can still access key state services while taking necessary precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19.” The suspension of educational programming would not necessarily affect the availability of school buildings for the provision of food or other essential noneducational services. The administration will provide additional guidance as the end of the closure approaches. The administration said it is “critical” that students and their families, as well as school staff, stay home as much as possible and strictly follow social distancing guidelines. School staff are urged to plan for “how best to equitably provide alternative access to student learning opportunities during this period and potentially beyond.” School personnel are also urged to find ways to ensure, to the greatest extent possible, that families have access to essential nonacademic services for their children – particularly special education and food services. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will work with school districts to develop strategies and resources to sustain learning and vital services throughout this closure period. DESE has received a partial waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture providing greater flexibility regarding food service in certain districts with higher concentrations of low-income students, and DESE is pursuing additional waivers for the remaining schools and districts. All nonemergency state employees working in Executive Branch agencies were told not to report to their workplaces on March 16 and 17. The administration is working to expand alternative work arrangements for the Executive Branch workforce and develop plans to continue to provide essential state government services. All commercial insurers, selfinsured plans and the Group Insurance Commission are required to cover medically necessary telehealth services related to COVID-19 testing and treatment. Insurers must do so without requiring cost-sharing of any kind, such as copays and coinsurance, for testing and treatment. Additionally, insurers cannot require prior authorization for these services. Stop & Shop announces reduced hours, special shopping times for elderly Special to The Advocate I For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-286-8500 or Info@advocatenews.net n order to allow more time for associates to unload deliveries, stock shelves and better serve customers throughout the day, Stop & Shop has adjusted its hours of operation to 7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. at most stores beginning March 16. Effective on March 19, Stop & Shop has hours specifically geared to accommodate customers 60 and older. Stop & Shop stores will open from 6 a.m.-7:30 a.m. only for customers over the age of 60, who the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health officials say are the most vulnerable. Stop & Shop is making the decision to allow community members in this age category to shop in a less crowded environment, which better enables social distancing. Although Stop & Shop will not be requesting ID for entry, they request that we all respect the purpose of the early opening – and do the right thing for older neighbors. Stop & Shop will reserve the right to ask customers to leave if they are not a member of this age group. Stop & Shop is continuing to maintain high levels of hygiene and sanitation in its stores and online operations. The store is taking additional measures during this time, which include wiping down checkout areas, including the belts and pin pads, with disinfectant even more frequently. Stop & Shop will continue to follow guidance from the CDC to help keep its customers and associates safe. Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma Prices subject to change Winter Diesel Available FLEET

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 Page 5 Supermarkets packed as nervous shoppers face COVID-19 threat Stop & Shop say’s stocks will be replenished; health, safety prioritized By Tara Vocino W ith the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) well underway, grocery stores in Malden and nationwide are affected with long lines and some empty shelves. At Stop & Shop supermarkets in Malden, Revere, Saugus and Everett last Friday afternoon, the story was the same: Lines were long, and food staples normally sought for blizzards, such as dairy and meat, were being replaced by eggs, toilet paper and hand sanitizer leaving store shelves temporarily empty. But store managers say everyone should remain calm as supplies will be replenished immediately. “Some health and beauty care products as well as cleaning products – including Purell hand sanitizer and Lysol disinfecting wipes – are limited in supply on a national level,” Stop & Shop External Communications and Community Relations Manager Maria Fruci wrote in an email last Friday night. “At this time, fixed amounts of those products are being distributed to U.S. retailers.” Simultaneously, Stop & Shop’s sales trends were boosted localThe Everett Stop & Shop was swamped with customers last Friday afternoon. (Advocate Photo by Christopher Roberson) ly as well as nationally. “Stop & Shop is seeing increased sales on items, like hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes, Lysol sprays, bleach, antibacterial soap and other cleaning products, along with non-perishable items, like rice, canned soups, canned vegetables, and pasta sauce,” Fruci wrote. Despite rising sales, their top priority is the safety and health of associates and customers. Stop & Shop has amplified its cleaning and sanitizing efforts to ensure customers can shop with confidence. “Upon entering all our stores, disinfecting wipes are available near the entrance, and customers are welcome to wipe down carriages, hand baskets, and ScanIt! devices before use,” Fruci wrote. “Our associates are frequently wiping down selfservice locations and checkout areas with disinfectant – this includes the belts and pin pads at our registers.” Besides routine handwashing and hand sanitizing, the store has suspended food sampling programs, in-store events, and community solicitation until further notice. Per company policy, local managers couldn’t be interThe egg shelves were bare except for this sole container containing broken eggshells. (Advocate Photo by Tara Vocino) viewed or photographed. Fruci couldn’t say whether customers were friendlier because of the lull or hyped up out of fear. But she did say that they do their best to support customers while keeping them safe and healthy. Customer Ed Anglin, who said he didn’t feel any panic, said there was a shortage of white vinegar and cleaning supplies, but overall, that the store was in good shape. He just returned from Venezuela and noticed people coughing in the airports. Many Stop & Shop customers had masks on. As far as toilet paper and other necessities, Fruci went on to say that the store is in close contact with suppliers, and as soon as quantities become available to Stop & Shop, associates will work quickly to restock shelves and make them available to customers. “We’re also working swiftly to identify similar, alternative products and brands that may be available in the marketplace to ensure our customers have access to the items for which they are looking,” Fruci wrote. “In many cases, manufacturers are also ramping up productions.”

Page 6 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 Hundreds use schools’ grab-and-go meal service I By Tara Vocino n the midst of the coronavirus closures, 56 people were served grab-and-go breakfast and 53 people ate a bagged lunch without having to enter the building at the Staff Sgt. James Hill Elementary School on Tuesday. “We have a wonderful superintendent, who has stepped up to make sure that our most vulnerable population is taken care of,” Mayor Brian Arrigo said. “We are planning for the worst, but hoping for the best, as everyone is thinking innovatively.” Fourth-grader Alexis Khoeun receives a turkey sandwich at the Staff Sgt. James Hill Elementary School on Tuesday. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dianne Kelly said she wants to ensure children at home don’t go hungry, adding that the program began Monday. A high schooler picked up food. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino) According to Principal Melissa Lomas, 46 students were served breakfast and 37 ate lunch on Monday. Districtwide, 350 students and their families were provided meals. Revere Police Officer Gerard Salvati was also on-site, providing directions. A food pantry will open April 9, Lomas said. - Tara Vocino may be reached at printjournalist1@ gmail.com. NBC10 Boston video journalist Abbas Sadek interviews Mayor Brian Arrigo about everyone stepping up in this unprecedented time.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 Page 7 WalletHub: 67M Americans anticipate trouble paying credit card bills due to COVID-19 A round 67 million Americans think they will have trouble paying their credit card bills due to COVID-19, according to WalletHub’s new Coronavirus Money Survey. This survey, which follows WalletHub’s report “Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus,” illustrates some of the ways in which COVID-19 has impacted Americans’ lives and spending habits. Below are additional highlights of the report, along with a WalletHub Q&A. Key Stats • COVID-19 is a huge source of stress. COVID-19 is now the top stressor in America, above money problems, which has traditionally topped the list. • Many Americans have started saving extra. 158 million Americans are saving more money during the COVID-19 pandemic, rather than spending more. • Spending habits have changed differently for women and men. The top category women have spent less on due to COVID-19 is travel. For men, it's entertainment events, such as concerts, sports and movies. • Travel has halted: 94 million Americans have cancelled or plan on canceling travel plans due to COVID-19. • Touching cash is scary. More than 6 in 10 people believe it is possible to contract COVID-19 from money. Q&A with WalletHub Should credit card companies forgive late payments during the coronavirus pandemic? “Yes, credit card companies should give relief to affected customers, just like they’ve done during major natural disasters in recent years,” said WalletHub CEO Odysseas Papadimitriou. “Roughly 67 million Americans anticipate having trouble paying their credit card bills because of the coronavirus. Their struggles could easily ripple through the economy if left unaddressed, especially considering the more than $1 trillion in credit card debt currently owed by U.S. consumers.” How are consumers reacting to the coronavirus financially? “We’ve seen a lot of panic buying as a result of the coronavirus, with people purchasing things like toilet paper en masse, largely because they don’t know what else to do. Furthermore, 94 million Americans have cancelled or plan to cancel travel plans due to the coronavirus,” said WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez. “Less apparent, however, is the panic saving that people are engaged in right now. Around 158 million Americans, or roughly 63% of adults, say they are saving more, as opposed to buying more, as a result of this crisis. If there’s a bright side to all of this, people saving more money than usual might just be it.” How are consumers feeling emotionally? “The coronavirus is now the top stressor in America, above money problems and the 2020 election,” said WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez. “This is significant because money problems have for years been our top stressor, according to the American Psychological Association, with politics creeping up the list lately. It just goes to show how quickly the pandemic has come to dominate the public consciousness, not just in the U.S. but around the world.” Is President Trump right to consider sending relief money directly to Americans? “President Trump is absolutely correct to consider sending direct-relief checks to American households. In fact, it’s the only way to fight an economic crisis like this. Other measures, such as payroll tax relief, will help some businesses, but a lot of workers won’t see any benefit,” said WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez. The complete survey results can be found at https:// wallethub.com/credit - cards#survey. Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma Councillors seek answers on McMackin Field By Barbara Taormina G enerations of Revere kids grew up playing Little League baseball on McMackin Field, and the City of Revere is now looking for a way to rehabilitate the site, which has fallen into serious disrepair. City councillors unanimously supported City Council President Patrick Keefe’s proposal to meet with the McMackin Little League Board of Directors to discuss the organization’s intentions for the future of the property. The council voted to refer Keefe’s motion to the city’s Youth, Parks and Recreation Subcommittee. “I played ball at McMackin field as a child and it’s a disgrace to see the field in its current condition,” wrote Revere resident Eric Lampedecchio in comments submitted to the council this week. “Residents in the area have expressed concerns about the field being rezoned for an apartment building and I surely hope that is not the case. I, like many residents, hope that the field can and will be restored to a playable condition in the near future,” added Lampedecchio. Councillors were pleased with the chance to push the issue of the field forward. “We met with the Board of Directors of McMackin Fields months ago. We tried to work out some of the issues and we couldn’t, we were just stuck,” said Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna. “I want the public to know we have been working on this and it’s not a dead subject; it’s an ongoing issue,” she added. Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto said it’s important that residents understand that the Revere Little League owns the field, not the city. “We tried to acquire it because that’s the only way to correct the problems, but they didn’t want to,” added Zambuto, who added that the league’s board doesn’t want to use its resources for the necessary repairs. The field has been plagued with flooding, which many believe has been exacerbated by the nearby condo building. “It’s a bad reflection on the city, it’s a blight,” said Zambuto. “It was a beautiful ballfield. For many years, it was like a little Fenway Park.” Councillor-at-Large Gerry Visconti called the park an eyesore, and he agreed with Zambuto, who described the field as a health and safety hazard. Visconti said there is a pole on the field that is in danger of falling and possibly injuring someone. “I would like to see what we can do to have the owners fix that pole,” he said. Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito supported moving forward with discussions with the Little League Board, but he urged councillors to make sure that any talks do not become a bashing session. Keefe agreed and said what the city needs is a truth session to clear up all the rumors about the board’s plans and resources and the future of the field. “If there’s some willingness to work with the city, I’m sure the city will work with them,” said Keefe, adding that he would like to see the site used for physical activity for city youngsters. “If it can be a baseball field – fantastic,” said Keefe. “If it needs to be changed into something else, put it to good recreational use for the city.”

Page 8 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 “Operation Crackdown”– 12 charged in undercover narcotics investigation “O peration Crackdown,” a two-month undercover narcotics investigation involving the Revere Police Narcotics/Gang Unit, Saugus Police and the Massachusetts State Police, resulted in multiple individuals being charged with several counts of trafficking and distribution of cocaine and fentanyl. Reportedly, over 125 grams of fentanyl and over 200 grams of cocaine were seized. “I commend the work of the Revere Police and our partners who prevented deadly drugs from making their way on our streets,” said Police Chief James Guido. “Because of this investigation our streets are safer.” Mayor Brian Arrigo commended the police department. “Investigations such as this are tedious and challenging in many respects. The cooperation among Revere’s Narcotics/Gang Unit, Saugus and State Police is an example of our regional commitment to law enforcement. This kind of diligence is a vital factor in our constant battle against drug abuse and the crime it spawns in our communities.” City Council approves $2M bond for school study By Barbara Taormina D espite precautions being put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, city government is still working, and this week the City Council took a major step forward and unanimously approved a $2 million loan order to fund the feasibility study for the new high school. The study is the next step in the review of projects by the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). The district will work with the MSBA to document the school’s education program, existing conditions and space. The study will also establish design parameters, develop and assess alternatives and recommend the most cost effective and educationally appropriate solution to the MSBA Board of Directors. “We are excited to take this next step to dig into the details of the new high school and figure out some of the big questions people have about the location of the school, its size and programming,” Mayor Brian Arrigo told councillors before the vote. But the council did not need to be convinced to approve the spending. “I’m excited to get the ball rolling,” said Councillor-at-Large Gerry Visconti. “I know a lot of residents of Revere are excited, so let’s get going.” Last month newly appointed Director of Finance Richard Viscay presented the loan order to the City Council and explained that generally, one percent of a project’s total cost is budgeted for a feasibility study. Although the high school is expected to cost around $300 million, the city is looking for a $2 million, five-year bond for the study which can be rolled into a 30year bond for the project. The MSBA is expected to pick up 77.5 percent of the construction costs of the new school. “This is long overdue,” said Ward 5 Councillor John Powers. “This is one of the areas in city government that can work to support students and those students who will come years and years from now.” Powers said that a good percent of the money Revere spends on the high school will come back from the state, and ongoing commercial development, particularly Suffolk Downs, will boost revenue, which will pay for a lot of the bonded debt for the project. “Anytime there’s a big expenditure like this the hair stands up on the back of my neck,” said Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto. But Like Powers, Zambuto is optimistic about the current wave of economic development and its positive impact on city finances. “I know we’ll be able to support our share of this, and I look forward to getting this study done,” he said.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 Page 9 ~ OP-ED ~ We are in this together, and together we will prevail By Mayor Brian M. Arrigo T oday we fi nd ourselves in the midst of historic peril. Nothing that has come before can be compared in breadth and expected duration of the COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped the world. It is understandable that people are anxious and worried, but no one should feel helpless. We are reminded that our greatest defense to the threat we face lies in our collective strength and our collective efforts to secure public health and safety. It is imperative that our residents join with civic leaders and public safety personnel so that we can steer our way through territory where no one has ventured before. During these first weeks of what is predicted to be a months-long ordeal, I have witnessed the fortitude and the determination of the people in our city who comprehend the gravity of the situation and have reacted accordingly. The people in our Public Health department, our school department, our school nurses, and our emergency first responders have united to address the needs of our entire community, especially our most vulnerable populations. Volunteers have lined up to join medical and municipal staff in helping the public. Realizing what has already been accomplished, and anticipating the continuation of this response, I express a profound Thank You to all the people who have done so much so quickly. Their eff orts have produced, for example, a meal distribution plan for our schoolchildren and a viable plan for remote access to the public workplace for municipal employees. We have established a Response Team to address logistics, facility maintenance, supplies, and the financial management of our City. We are working with private businesses that can provide needed physical space and access as additional steps are rolled out to attack the virus. Meanwhile, City health personnel are in constant communication with state and federal offi cials to assure that Revere complies with guidelines imposed by the higher echelons of government. Our Inspectional Services Department and police department are actively monitoring public gathering places and facilities to enforce state-imposed limitations and to discourage casual recreational gathering that, in the circumstances, can be risky. In many situations, Revere’s readiness and response to COMayor Brian M. Arrigo VID-19 outpaces neighboring communities. The School Department is equipped to implement remote learning while schools are closed. Our Senior Center quickly made arrangements for the delivery of meals for many of our elder residents and will coordinate with RevereTV to telecast recreational activities so that our seniors can enjoy home-based exercise and activity. We are maximizing the use of our City of Revere website www.revere.org and social media to continuously update our residents with advice and direction. All of these efforts will continue until the threat subsides. Although the doors to City Hall are closed for the time being, the city’s work continues. We have availed ourselves of modern technology to continue the fundamental functions of government, such as regular meetings of legislative bodies, though in a virtual format. Almost all staff is equipped with the resources and ability to access their offi ce computers from home. Much of the conduct of city business, such as paying bills or requesting services, can be accomplished online through the City website or the Revere 311 app. (Revere 311-App is available on Google Play and the App Store.) Secure lockboxes will be set up so that residents who are uncomfortable with online transactions can pay their municipal bills without having to come into City Hall. The City of Revere always has enjoyed its reputation as a feisty, close-knit community where people take care of each other and are unafraid to confront any challenge. When a neighbor is in need, the neighborhood unifi es into a strong support system. The Revere instinct is to help, and we are seeing that as COVID-19 invades our community. Volunteers have stepped up and off ered their skills, time, resources and energy to supplement the civic response. Residents who want to join the eff ort can sign up at www.Revere.org. No one knows where the COVID-19 pandemic will lead. The threat is new, and every step we take to combat it is new. One thing we know for sure is that we are doing everything in our power to deal with this situation. Every resident is enlisted into this battle, and the most eff ective way to fi ght the virus is to follow the guidelines that have been publicized over and over since this situation began: Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently, stay home if at all possible even if you are not ill and absolutely stay home if you are ill. I cannot emphasize enough that self-imposed quarantine and social distancing is the one most reliable antidote, and that’s a sure way to curb the spread of the virus. As with any trek into unexplored terrain, clear-sighted planning and careful steps, taken together, will see us to our destination. Be careful, be caring to each other and work together. Together, we will get through this. St. Mary’s High School’s Term 2 Honors List S t. Mary’s High School announces its Honor Roll and Principal’s List for the second quarter of the 201920 academic year. Honor Roll students must achieve an 85 or above in all their classes. Students earning Principal’s List status must achieve 90 or above in all their classes. The following students from Revere have achieved these honors: Principal’s List Isabella Mogavero ’24 Anthony D’Itria ’23 Christopher Lutchman ’23 Maia Kalis ’22 Gabriella Mogavero ’22 Ashley McGrath ’21 Emilio Leone ’20 Honor Roll Mia DeVoe ’25 Jillian Kirby ’22 Nicolette D’Itria ’21 Gina Palermo ’21 Jasmine Ruff en ’20 dine drink gather enjo y Breakaway Danvers and Pisa Pizza in Malden are offering a Full Menu for Take-Out and Purchase a Pisa Pizza or Breakaway Gift Card and Get 25% OFF the Purchase Price! (Example: Purchase $100 Gift Card, Pay Only $75) 221 Newbury Street, Danvers For Tickets call (978) 774-7270 or www.breakawaydanvers.com

Page 10 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 Revere Police prepared to respond to COVID-19 T he Revere Police Department is working closely with Mayor Brian Arrigo as well as other local, State and Federal partners while monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts and taking proactive steps to support containment eff orts and prepare for further spread of the disease. Regular updates will be shared on Revere.org and via social media. The Revere Police Department announced several steps the Department has taken to prepare to respond to events surrounding COVID-19 and continue to keep the Revere community safe. Revere Police offi cers will continue to respond to emergency calls for service without delay. If you have an emergency, dial 911 and offi - cers will respond as always! To reduce community transmission, the Revere Police Department will be taking the following steps immediately: • Citizens calling in for police services will be screened by dispatch staff to determine if an immediate police response is Ginny Lecaroz, Owner Saugus, MA 339-206-1970 missgspetsittingservice@gmail.com Fully insured Fully certied needed. In most cases, where applicable and possible, Revere Police Offi cers will take reports via the telephone, especially when there is a past event (identity theft, credit card fraud, quality of life reports). We encourage citizens to call the police department via telephone ahead of time or use online reporting at www.reverepolice.org. • Revere police discourage anyone travelling to the police station to make a report. In many cases, a police offi cer can and will take care of a citizen’s needs by phone, and thus reduce the chance of spreading the COVID-19 illness. • Officers responding to homes and buildings might ask some prescreen questions regarding potential illnesses before entering a building or might speak to you entirely outside. These questions are not invasive and are meant to keep both the citizens and the police safe during the COVID-19 global pandemic. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: All fi rearms applicants should mail in their new or renewal application until Revere police reevaluate on March 31. For fi rearmsrelated questions, call 781-2841212 ext. 60061. To obtain a copy of an accident report, go online at CRASHDOCS.ORG. To obtain a copy of a police report, you can email the Revere Records Division at records@reverepolice.org. All civilian fingerprinting, hackney licensing, car seat installation and vendor permits are cancelled. Revere spring sports delayed to April 27 By Greg Phipps W ith the winter sports season having just ended early last week, spring sports athletes and teams were beginning to gather in anticipation of the upcoming season. Due to the news of the increasing threat of COVID-19, public school in Revere officially closed late last week and the spring sports season was initially delayed until March 30. The date to begin the high school sports season was extended to April 27 after Gov. Charlie Baker on Sunday ordered that all schools statewide remain closed through April 6. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) made the latest announcement Monday on the heels of Baker’s order. “These decisions are based on available information and are made in the best interest of our student-athletes, schools and communities,” the MIAA posted in a statement this week. “These decisions will be revisited and adjusted as needed.” The MIAA also voted to have completion of the regular season and tournament games by June 20 with consideration of June 21 in case of weather and facility needs. Revere Athletic Director Frank Shea posted on twitter that the April 27 starting date for spring sports is “a fl uid start date [subject to change] and we will inform you if this date changes.” “Student athletes are reminded that all RHS facilities, including [Harry Della Russo] stadium, are closed until further notice.” In a subsequent post, Shea reemphasized his final point concerning facilities closures. “This includes all gymnasiums, RHS fieldhouse and weight room. Spring teams should not be organizing captains practices or workouts. Practice social distancing and let’s all stay safe.” Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for family since 1958 • 62 over half a century. We must be doing something right!” •Vinyl Siding •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roof • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com •Roo ng Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! Spring!

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 Page 11 ~ OP-ED ~ Urgent Challenges: Why I’m Running for State Representative By Joe Gravellese L ast week, I announced my campaign for State Representative for Revere, Chelsea, and Saugus. I’m proud to be born and raised in Revere – son of a union operating engineer, grandson of a union teamster, and a graduate of Revere High School. I’m running because I deeply love my community, and want to give back to this place that has shaped me. In my lifetime, there has never been a serious competition for this seat. With Massachusetts facing so many challenges that threaten our future, the residents of Revere, Chelsea, and Saugus deserve a positive and thoughtful debate. Our public transportation system has been chronically underfunded – leaving it unsafe, unreliable, and out of reach to too many communities. This forces more commuters on to our crowded and crumbling roads and bridges. The Boston area has the worst congestion in the nation. We must fi x this. Housing costs are pushing an entire generation out of Greater Boston. Not enough communities have access to reliable transportation, so neighborhoods that do have MBTA access see prices go through the roof, as demand far exceeds supply. Mid-sized, modest housing for working families is essentially illegal to build in most cities and towns. We must fi x this. The working class jobs of the future are arriving in Greater Boston – but community college, associate’s degrees and job training programs remain out of reach to too many people due to cost or lack of access. Students who want to attend technical and vocational schools face waiting lists and not enough seats. We must fi x this. Cities like Revere have worked hard to tackle the opioid crisis and have seen some success, with overdose deaths down over 40% in three years since the Substance Use Disorder Initiatives offi ce opened. But we still have a lot of work to do. In far too many communities, evidence-based strategies to address substance abuse are not embraced due to stigma. We must fi x this. Climate change is not a future problem – it’s today’s problem. Residents are already being impacted by historic storms and fl ooding, and escalating fl ood insurance costs. Sea level rise will impact our district within my lifetime. We need to urgently move away from fossil fuels and push for 100% clean, renewable energy – a transition that will not only make our air and water cleaner, but will also create a new generation of good jobs. We also must work to upgrade our seawall and make our communities more resilient. My experience prepares me to deliver results for our district. While working at the State House for Rep. Lori Ehrlich, I helped build coalitions and advance legislation to hold utility companies accountable for gas leaks, protect working people from exploitation, and push Massachusetts toward a clean energy future. At Revere City Hall, I was part of the team that worked on the nuts and bolts of making government work better – increasing access to substance abuse treatment, re-launching the city’s disabilities commission, expanding public health and recreation programs, and making government more transparent and accountable. If elected as your Representative, I can’t promise that you’ll agree with me on every issue. But I can promise you that I will always listen, that I will always fi ght for you, and that I will always be honest and transparent. I can promise you that I will always stand up for my values, but I will also be willing to roll up my sleeves, fi nd common ground, and work with anyone who has good ideas on how to tackle the big challenges we all face. We must be clear-eyed about this moment: we need serious action to tackle issues like transportation, housing, public health, the environment, and job training. I’m ready to fi ght hard and deliver results. 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Page 12 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 Girls’ Basketball wraps up its season T By Tara Vocino he Revere High School Girls’ Junior Varsity and Varsity Basketball teams held its sports banquet last Wednesday night at the Marina Restaurant at the Wharf & Bar. Tara Vocino may be reached at printjournalist1@gmail.com. Girls’ Varsity basketball captains Erika Cheever and Katie O’Donnell. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino) Junior Varsity team photograph— Bottom Row: Guard Kim Alvisuriz, Forward Manuella Toban, Guard Dianne Mancio, Forward Ashrid Noriega, Guard Emily Nguyen, Guard Lynn Leng, and Guard Aya Malki. Top Row: Forward Maressa Oliveira, Center Belma Munic, Forward Jasmine Rodriguez, Forward Karolina DaSilva, Guard Nicole Bagley, Forward Salma Goales, and Coach Amy Rotger. Missing from photo: Guard Yazmine El Hajjay. Varsity Coach Matt Willis said he he has high hopes for Skyla DeSimone, who received the Coach’s Award. Varsity Coach Matt Willis, Captains Erika Cheever and Katie O’Donnell, with Junior Varsity Coach Amy Rotger with Revere High School girls’ basketball cake before it is cut. Varsity Coach Matt Willis presented Coach Katie O’Donnell with the Patriot Award for her team spirit. Varsity Coach Matt Willis gave Coach Erika Cheever the Patriot Award, as she isn’t the tallest player, but based on hard work, she’s one of the best shooters. Cheever plans to attend Salem State University in the fall. Junior Varsity Coach’s Award recipient Nicole Bagley with Coach Amy Rotger. VARSITY TEAM: Shown in the bottom row are Guard Elianni Monge, Guard Elaysia Lung, and Guard Alanna Nelson. Shown in the top row are Coach Matthew Willis, Soleil Yuong, Forward Isabella Cuartas, Captain Erika Cheever, Frankie D’Angelais, Nina Cassinellas, Forward Lynzie Anderson, Captain Katie O’Donnell, Erika Anderson, Skyla DeSimone, and Coach Amy Rotger. Missing from photo: Coach Jenna Thomas. Varsity Coach Matt Willis and Varsity Most Improved Player Alanna Nelson. Erica Anderson presents parents Paul Cheever, Kathleen O’Donnell, and Denise Anderson, with a green carnation on behalf of the parent’s club. Girls’ Junior Varsity Basketball Captain for the winter 2019 to 2020 season Nicole Bagley by the gifts.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 Page 13 Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and you What are severe complications from this virus? What is coronavirus disease 2019? Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Can I get COVID-19? Yes. COVID-19 is spreading from person to person in parts of the world. Risk of infection from the virus that causes COVID-19 is higher for people who are close contacts of someone known to have COVID-19, for example healthcare workers, or household members. Other people at higher risk for infection are those who live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Learn more about places with ongoing spread at https:// www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission. html#geographic. The current list of global locations with cases of COVID-19 is available on CDC’s web page at https://www.cdc.gov/ coronavirus/2019-ncov/locations-confirmed-cases.html. How does COVID-19 spread? The virus that causes COVID-19 probably emerged from an animal source, but is now spreading from person to person. The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses at https://www.cdc.gov/ coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html. What are the symptoms of COVID-19? Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of: • fever • cough • shortness of breath Some patients have pneumonia in both lungs, multi-organ failure and in some cases death. People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions. • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should • Stay home when you are sick. • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. What should I do if I recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19? If you have traveled from an affected area, there may be restrictions on your movements for up to 2 weeks. If you develop symptoms during that period (fever, cough, trouble breathing), seek medical advice. Call the office of your health care provider before you go, and tell them about your travel and your symptoms. They will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing other people to your illness. While sick, avoid contact with people, don’t go out and delay any travel to reduce the possibility of spreading illness to others. Is there a vaccine? There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to take everyday preventive actions, like avoiding close contact with people who are sick and washing your hands often. Is there a treatment? There is no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 can seek medical care to help relieve symptoms. For more information: www.cdc.gov/COVID19 CS 314937-H 03/06/2020

Page 14 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. Stay home except to get medical care You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis. Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home People: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available. Animals: Do not handle pets or other animals while sick. See COVID-19 and Animals for more information. Call ahead before visiting your doctor If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed. Wear a facemask You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then people who live with you should not stay in the same room with you, or they should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Cover your coughs and sneezes Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can; immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty. Avoid sharing personal household items You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people or pets in your home. After using these items, they should be washed thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your hands often Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe, according to the label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product. Monitor your symptoms Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing). Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have, or are being evaluated for, COVID-19. Put on a facemask before you enter the facility. These steps will help the healthcare provider’s office to keep other people in the office or waiting room from getting infected or exposed. Ask your healthcare provider to call the local or state health department. Persons who are placed under active monitoring or facilitated self-monitoring should follow instructions provided by their local health department or occupational health professionals, as appropriate. If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the dispatch personnel that you have, or are being evaluated for COVID-19. If possible, put on a facemask before emergency medical services arrive. Discontinuing home isolation Patients with confirmed COVID-19 should remain under home isolation precautions until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to be low. The decision to discontinue home isolation precautions should be made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments. For more information: www.cdc.gov/COVID19 CS 314937-D 03/05/2020

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 Page 15 Detenga la Propagación de Gérmenes Ayude a evitar la propagación de enfermedades respiratorias como la gripe y el COVID-19: Lave sus manos frecuentemente con jabón y agua tibia, o use un desinfectante de manos a base de alcohol. Evite tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca. Limpie las superficies que se tocan con frecuencia (como los picaportes y mesadas o encimeras) con rociadores o toallitas húmedas para la limpieza del hogar. Cubra su boca al toser o estornudar. Use un pañuelo descartable o la parte interna de su codo, no sus manos. Quédese en su casa si está enfermo/a y evite el contacto cercano con otras personas Planifique como cuidarse usted y a sus seres queridos. Visite mass.gov/KnowPlanPrepare para ver la lista de preparación. Para más información visite: www.mass.gov/2019coronavirus Departamento de Salud Pública de Massachusetts 2/3/2020

Page 16 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 Baker-Polito Administration releases new announcements on childcare, small business tax relief and unemployment insurance legislation related to COVID-19 B OSTON – Governor Charlie Baker announced a series of new measures to adapt childcare operations, enhance the Commonwealth’s healthcare system’s capacity, assist small businesses and support unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 outbreak. Childcare Operations: Governor Baker issued an Executive Order requiring all early education centers and family childcare providers to close, starting Monday, March 23 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) also issued emergency procedures to set forth a process for opening Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs during the COVID-19 outbreak to provide priority access for families of emergency personnel, medical staff, and others critical to confronting COVID-19. Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs: Exempt Emergency Child Care Programs will be the only childcare programs able to operate during the COVID-19 outbreak. Families who work to maintain the health, safety and welfare of all Commonwealth citizens will receive priority access to emergency childcare programs, and these centers should only be used by people who must go to work. Vulnerable children will also receive priority access, and space will be made for people who must go to work but aren’t necessarily emergency personnel. • EEC put procedures in place to quickly review applications for emergency childcare programs, and to conduct expedited background record checks for childcare teachers and staff. • EEC is working to ensure there is sufficient access to emergency childcare programs in each region of the Commonwealth, so those workers who need childcare can still access it. • A proposed program can be either a currently licensed childcare program or a new program, such as a location within or near a medical facility. • Providers impacted by these closures will continue to receive childcare subsidy payments from the state. This ensures that programs will be able to reopen once the crisis is over. Parents who receive subsidies will not lose their vouchers, and they will be able to eventually resume care. EEC will cover the cost of parent fees for subsidized families enrolled in care. • All programs that would like to operate must complete the EEC’s Emergency Licensing and Background Record Check process. Programs that have a current license and educators with confirmed background checks will be expedited for approval. • Programs must adhere to strict safety and health standards established by the Department of Public Health (DPH) and Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS). Public Health Orders: DPH Commissioner Monica Bharel has signed three public health orders which do the following: • The first Order relaxes administrative requirements to allow physician’s assistants who previously worked on elective surgeries to be used elsewhere in the hospital under a different supervising physician. • The second Order, due to the expected demands on nursing staff, would allow pharmacists to administer certain medication for the treatment of opioid use disorder, where, under normal circumstances, such medication must be administered by a nurse. • The third Order requires local Boards of Health to disclose the addresses – but no other identifying information – of those diagnosed with COVID-19 to the official in charge of emergency calls in the jurisdiction. That information can only be used for responding Space for Lease 3 Large Rooms, each with Large Walk-in Storage Area. or Aerobics Studio. Located at Route 1 South at Walnut Street. 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Small business relief: The Baker-Polito Administration announced administrative tax relief measures for small local businesses which have been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, especially in the restaurant and hospitality sectors. This tax relief includes postponing the collection of regular sales tax, meals tax and room occupancy taxes that would be due in March, April and May so that they will instead be due on June 20. Additionally, all penalties and interest that would otherwise apply will be waived. PATIENTS | FROM PAGE 11 er they’re at-risk, the ‘worried well’ or in good health. It also helps reduce unnecessary visits and call volumes to healthcare providers by giving people with nonurgent cases a faster, easier way to get healthcare information and guidance remotely. Launched from Harvard University's Innovation Lab, Nurse-1-1 is the digital doorway to healthcare for the billions of worried patients searching for information about their health concerns every day. Its proprietary smart-routing technology connects anybody with a licensed nurse within seconds. Outside of this partnership with • Businesses that paid less than $150,000 in regular sales plus meals taxes in the year ending February 29, 2020, will be eligible for relief for sales and meals taxes, and business that paid less than $150,000 in room occupancy taxes in the year ending February 29, 2020, will be eligible for relief with respect to room occupancy taxes. • The Department of Revenue is currently drafting emergency regulations to implement these administrative relief measures, and they are expected to be finalized before Friday, March 20, 2020. Unemployment benefits: Governor Baker also signed S.2599 to provide unemployment assistance to workers impacted by COVID-19. This legislation will allow new claims to be paid more quickly by waiving the one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits. The Administration will continue to update the public on further developments and individuals are encouraged to consult both the DPH and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites for the most up-to-date information. The latest information and guidance regarding COVID-19 is always available at mass.gov/ COVID19. Zocdoc, chats are either free or cost $12.50, depending on whether the patient’s provider, insurance plan, digital health service, or any local clinic is partnered with Nurse-1-1. If those aren’t available, patients can pay $12.50 (which is less than most consultation copays) to chat with an independent nurse. Nurse chats will not result in a prescription or diagnosis or be a replacement for visiting a provider; however, they will provide helpful guidance and follow-up instructions. 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THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 Page 17 every train door. Amendment supporters said this FROM A REPORT FROM THE ICONIC STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE: The coronavirus pandemic and the dramatic changes it is forcing on society have abruptly forced the state to reevaluate operations, which for decades have been largely based on face-toface discussions, in-person meetings and hearings and public rallies and protests. Especially in a crisis, the business of running the government and delivering public services must go on, and the week ahead will begin to show how government functions — or fails to perform — in this unprecedented environment and state of emergency. In a matter of days, the public debate has shifted from solving transportation, housing and health care problems to topics like social distancing, quarantines, presumptive positive COVID-19 cases and community spread. For now, coronavirus is the new agenda. «It’s hard to believe and it’s certainly disappointing and upsetting, I think, for everybody,» Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday, announcing a ban on most gatherings of more than 250 people. «And this does represent a signifi cant change in daily life for the vast majority of people here in the commonwealth.» The quiet halls of government buildings and offi ces, empty campuses and the quiet skies and open roads belie the tumult the virus is actually causing. Impacts on the jobs, state revenues and family budgets, the tourism and higher education sectors, and high-stakes campaigns like the presidential race and the Joe Kennedy-Ed Markey U.S. Senate primary are only just beginning to come into focus.» WHAT IS MASSTERLIST? More than 21,500 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, start their morning with a FREE COPY of MASSterList! MASSterList is a daily ensemble of news and commentary about the Legislature, Politics, Media and Judiciary of Massachusetts drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications selected by widely acclaimed and highly experienced editor Jay Fitzgerald. Jay introduces each article in his own clever and never-boring inimitable way. MASSterlist will be emailed to you FREE every Monday through Friday morning and will give you a leg up on what’s happening on Beacon Hill, in the blood sport of Bay State politics, in newsrooms across the state and the nation, and in the state’s court system. For more information and to get your free subscription go to: www.massterlist. com/subscribe THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records votes of local representatives from recent debate on transportation funding. There were no roll calls in the House Senate last week. TAX ON ROLLING STOCK (H 4508) House 13-141, rejected an amendment that would strike a section of the bill that would exempt from the current sales and use tax “rolling stock” which includes trucks, tractors and trailers used by common carriers to transport goods in interstate commerce. These vehicles were exempt from these taxes until 1996 when the Legislature removed the exemption and started taxing them again. Rep. Tami Gouveia (D-Acton), the sponsor of the amendment, did not respond to repeated attempts by Beacon Hill Roll Call asking her to explain why she proposed keeping the tax on rolling stock. “The repeal of the rolling stock exemption in 1996 created negative repercussions for the interstate trucking industry that are still being felt today,” said Rep. Brad Jones (RNorth Reading) who favors the tax exemption. “Changing these tax policies will allow Massachusetts to attract and retain a signifi cant number of good-paying jobs in this industry while encouraging more interstate trade by local companies. An exemption would also provide important environmental benefi ts by encouraging companies to invest in cleaner vehicles with more fuel efficiency and higher emissions standards, resulting in improved air quality throughout the commonwealth.” (The roll call is on “striking the tax exemption.” Therefore a “Yes” vote is for the sales and use tax on rolling stock. A “No” vote is against the tax.) Rep. Bob DeLeo No Rep. RoseLee Vincent No STUDY RAISED PLATFORMS ON THE T (H 4506) House 148-5 approved an amendment directing the MBTA to conduct a fi nancial impact study by December 31, 2020 on the feasibility of all platforms on commuter rail stops converting to fully raised platforms with handicap access at no-cost study is important to show that the T should provide handicapped accessibility on all doors for all passengers. They noted that with a raised platform, people do not stop and wait to climb stairs and argued that according to the T, it will save roughly 1.5 minutes to two minutes per stop. They said that millions of riders who would save this time would instead use the time for working and helping earn more for the economy or be at home having a higher quality of life. Some opponents of the amendment said they support the full platforms. “I didn’t think we needed to study the idea, I think we should have moved forward with changes,” said Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) one of only fi ve members to vote against the study. (A “Yes” vote is for the study. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Bob DeLeo Yes Rep. RoseLee Vincent Yes MEET BEYOND 9 P.M. House 125-26, approved, at 8:59 p.m. a motion to suspend rules to allow the House session to continue beyond 9 p.m. Under House rules, the House cannot meet after 9 p.m. unless the rule is suspended. The session lasted another two hours and was adjourned at 11 p.m. Supporters of rule suspension said that the House has important business to fi nish and should stay in session to work on it. Opponents of rule suspension said it is irresponsible for the House to debate and vote late at night when taxpayers are asleep. (A “Yes” vote is for meeting beyond 9 p.m. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Bob DeLeo Yes Rep. RoseLee Vincent Yes HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been fi led. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late-night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of March 9-13, the House met for a total of fi ve hours and 31 minutes while the Senate met for a total of fi ve hours and eight minutes. Mon. March 9 House 11:05 a.m. to 11:27 a.m. Senate 11:14 a.m. to 11:28 a.m. No Senate session No Senate session Tues. March 10 No House session Wed. March 11 No House session Thurs. March 12 House 11:00 a.m. to 4:09 p.m. Senate 11:11 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. Fri. March 13 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback atbob@beaconhillrollcall.com avavvyy enioroniior avvy Senior avvy vy ennioorniiori How to Prevent the Silent Epidemic of Kidney Disease Dear Savvy Senior, Do kidney problems run in families? My mother died from kidney failure 10 years ago at age 74 but didn’t know she had a kidney problem until it was too late. Just Turned 60 Dear 60, Anyone who has a family history of kidney disease, or who has high blood pressure or diabetes is at increased risk and needs to have their kidneys tested. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, around 37 million U.S adults have chronic kidney disease (when the kidneys can’t properly do their job of cleaning toxins and wastes from the blood), and millions more are at risk of developing it, yet most people don’t realize it. That’s because kidney disease develops very slowly over many years before any symptoms arise. But left untreated, the disease can eventually require people to spend hours hooked up to a dialysis machine or get a kidney transplant. Even mild kidney problems can double a person’s risk of heart attack and stroke, as well as cause anemia and bone disease. The reason kidney disease has become so widespread today is because of the rise of obesity, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure which all strain the kidneys. Another factor is the increasing number of people who take multiple medications, which can overtax the organs. People over age 60 are especially vulnerable both because they tend to take more drugs, and because kidney function normally declines somewhat with age. Get Tested Because kidney disease has no early symptoms, the only way to catch it before it advances is to have a simple blood and urine test by your doctor. So, anyone that has diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease, a family history of kidney disease, or is age 60 or older needs to get tested. African, Hispanic, Asian and Indian Americans along with Pacifi c Islanders are also at increased risk. If you’re diagnosed with kidney disease you need to know that there’s no cure, but there are steps you can take to help contain the damage, including: Control your blood pressure: If you have high blood pressure, get it under 130/80. If you need medication to do it, ACE inhibitors and ARBs are good choices because of their proven ability to protect the kidneys. Control your diabetes: If you have diabetes, keep your blood sugar as close to normal as possible. Change your diet: This usually means reducing the amount of protein and phosphorus you eat and cutting back on sodium and possibly potassium. Your doctor can help you determine an appropriate eating plan, or you may want to talk to a dietitian. Watch your meds: Dozens of commonly used drugs can damage the kidneys, especially when taken in high doses over long periods – most notably NSAIDs like ibuprofen and naproxen. Herbal supplements can also be very dangerous. Talk to your doctor about all the prescription, over the counter and herbal products you take to identify potential problems and fi nd alternatives. Exercise and lose weight: If you’re overweight and inactive, start an aerobic fi tness routine (walk, swim, cycle, etc.) that gets your heart pumping. This will help lower blood pressure, control diabetes and help you lose excess weight all of which will help your kidneys. Quit smoking: If you smoke, quit. Heart disease becomes a much greater risk to the kidneys if your smoke. Smoking also doubles the rate of progression to end-stage renal failure. Limit alcohol intake: Drinking too much alcohol can worsen kidney disease too, so talk to your doctor to see if it’s safe for you to drink, and if so, limit yourself to no more than one drink per day. 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.

Page 18 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 SBA approves Massachusetts disaster declaration Assistance will be given to state businesses/ nonprofi ts impacted by COVID-19 F RAMINGHAM – The BakerPolito Administration announced on Thursday that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will off er low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Massachusetts small businesses suff ering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Following a request received from Governor Charlie Baker on March 17, 2020, the disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in the entire state of Massachusetts and the contiguous counties in neighboring states. Small businesses, private nonprofi t organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of COVID-19 since January 31, 2020, might qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet fi nancial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred. Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the fi nancial impact of COVID-19. The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses. The interest rate for private nonprofi t organizations is 2.75 percent. SBA off ers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments aff ordable, up to a maximum of 30 years, and they are available to entities without the fi nancial ability to off set the adverse impact without hardship. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who have trouble hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 18, 2020. On March 16, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a $10 Million Small Business Recovery Loan Fund, and the administration remains in ongoing discussions across state government and with federal partners to determine what resources can be made available to small businesses and nonprofits as they contend with the negative eff ects of this public health emergency. The administration will continue to update the public on further developments and individuals are encouraged to consult both the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites for the most up-to-date information. The latest information and guidance regarding COVID-19 is always available at mass.gov/ COVID19. RIGHT BY YOU RIGHT BY YOU BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Of Revere on March 13, 2020 at the age of 68. Frances was born in Cambridge on September 13, 1951 to the late Antonio Ferrera and Theresa Ferrera-Osoling. Survived by her longtime companion William Botelho of 42 years. Cherished mother of Michael DiPlatzi and his fi ancé Justine Drinkwater. Adored grandmother of Mikayla and Justin DiPlatzi. Dear sister of Millie Lodin of Franklin, and Patricia Buontempo and her husband Albert of Revere. Beloved aunt of Anthony Buontempo. Frances truly will be missed by all who knew her. Private Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In accordance with the CDC, Mass. Department of Public Health, Archdiocese of Boston guidelines and local restrictions on gatherings and congregations due to COVID-19, all services will be held for the immediate family privately. If you would like to express your condolences please visit our guest book. In lieu of fl owers, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfi eld, MA 02102. Marie “Palmie” (Belmonte) Mottola OBITUARIES Frances (Ferrera) DiPlatzi loving nieces and nephews. Marie was a local hairdresser on Beach St. for many years. She enjoyed her volunteer work with the Rosseti Senior Center where many friendships were formed. Marie had a strong faith and would recite the rosary daily. Her famous line was “You Other One”. Palmie will be sorely missed by all who knew her. A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 10:00am to 12:00pm followed by a Prayer Service in the Funeral Home at 12:00pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of fl owers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452. Carl J. Porfido 83, of Saugus, formerly of Revere, passed away on March 13, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Devoted husband of Jean (Surette) Porfi do. Son of the late Giacomo and Margaret (Fucillo) Porfi do. Loving father of Michael Porfi do of Saugus and the late Karen Porfi do. Dear brother of the late Mary Porfido, Mildred Del Fraino, Edith Voto and Frank Porfi do. Carl loved his family as well as for music. Carl was an outstanding drummer who was taught by one of the most respected drummers in music George Stone. Amy Hanton JOE BONO owner of THE BERRY TAVERN, AL DENTE, BENEVENTO’S, AND BENCOTTO OVER 20 YEARS OF BANKING WITH EVERETT BANK “I can be myself and they can be themselves. Regular people doing business the right way.” VISIT US TO TALK ABOUT HOW WE CAN DO RIGHT BY YOUR BUSINES S 419 BROADWAY, EVERETT MA 02149 | 61 7 . 38 7 . 1 1 10 7 7 1 SALEM ST, LYNNFIELD, MA 01940 | 78 1 . 7 7 6 . 4444 Member FDIC Member SIF EVERETTBANK . COM Lifelong resident of Revere passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on March 13, 2020 at the age of 91. Born in Revere on September 8, 1928 to the late Joseph and Anna Belmonte (Caruso). Beloved wife of the late Angelo “Sonny”. Devoted mother of Jean Mottola of Lynn formerly of Revere, Ernest “Ernie” Mottola and his wife Donna of Seabrook NH, and Joseph Mottola and his wife Andrea of Revere. Cherished grandmother of 8 and adoring great grandmother of 5. Dear sister of Deacon Joseph Belmonte and his wife Barbara of Peabody, and the late Angela Carnavale. Also survived by many Peacefully of Revere, formerly of East Boston, passed away at the Salem Hospital surrounded by her loving family on March 16. Loving daughter of the late George and Maria Hanton (Spada). Wife of Orlando Solis. Loving mother of Alec Gonzalez. Dear sister of Michelle Varano and her husband Nick. Adored granddaughter of the late Louis and Margaret Spada. Fond aunt of Nico and Marina Varano.

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