Have a Safe & Happy Mother’s Day! Vol.30, No.18 -FREEwww.advocatenewss.net ee Every Friday ee E Girls Varsity Volleyball Celebrates Senior Night 781-286-8500 Friday, May 7, 2021 Marc Silvestri announces candidacy for Revere city council Jesse So presents fl owers to her mother, Jen; father, Mondol; and sisters, Janine and Jasmine during Senior Night last Wednesday. See page 10 for photo highlights. (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) ZBA gives okay to Shirley Avenue apartment project By Adam Swift S hortly after approving a project by developer Jamie Russo at last week’s Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, the board approved the variances for a second apartment development at 60-66 Shirley Ave. The five-story, 45-unit building will be comprised of mostly studio and one-bedroom apartments, along with four two-bedroom units. “This property is a very visible property on the corner of Shirley Avenue and Thornton Street,” said Kari-Ann Greene, the attorney representing Russo. “The current structures on the property are underutilized and largely vacant. There have also been signifi cant safety issues as well as criminal activity and drug arrests at the property over the last IRA NOVOSELSKY Ward 2 Councillor several years.” Greene noted that the majority of neighbors at a recent neighborhood meeting with the development team were excited about the project, and that it has the support of Ward 2 City Councillor Ira Novoselsky and the city administration. “The zoning relief for this project is also in line with other developments in the area,” said Greene. “This is a transit-oriented development and will be marketed toward people interested in living near a T stop.” There will be a deed restriction for residents of the building prohibiting them from applying for on-street parking permits from the city. While there will be the deed restriction, several people who live in the neighborhood said they are concerned about residual parking and traffi c issues associated with the project. “Even if it is assured that parking permits are not going to be issued to people who are living there, they are going to get visiPROJECT | SEE Page 6 Marc Silvestri is shown with his family REVERE — Director of Veteran Services, Marc Silvestri, proudly announces his candidacy for Revere City Councillor At-Large. “There is no doubt that Revere faces a tough road ahead, and we need a leader who is committed to getting in the trenches and tirelessly fighting for all of us.” COUNCIL | SEE Page 14 Giannino will not seek City Council reelection Will continue serving the citizens of Revere at the State level By Adam Swift F or the fi rst time since she was 19 years old, Jessica Ann Giannino won’t be up for reelection to the City Council. However, the current Councillor-at-Large and State Representative said this is far from an end to her public service to the city she grew up in and her JESSICA A. GIANNINO Councillor-at-Large family has lived in for more than a century. Giannino was elected to the State House last year, representing portions of Revere, Chelsea and Saugus, and said The current condition of 60-66 Shirley Ave. (Courtesy Photos) REELECTION | SEE Page 14

Page 2 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 ZBA approves variances for apartment building on Nahant Avenue By Adam Swift A local developer won the approval of the Zoning Board of Appeals last week to move forward with the development of a fi ve-story, 38-unit apartment building at 13 Nahant Ave. “This project is about revitalizing a rundown property in the Shirley Avenue area,” said KariAnn Greene, the attorney representing developer Jamie Russo. “The current structure is vacant and derelict; it’s boarded up and it’s a blight in the neighborhood.” The current building is a safety issue, with a number of squatting issues and police calls to the location, said Greene. At a recent neighborhood meeting, Russo met with about 45 neighbors, Ward 2 City Councillor Ira Novoselsky, and the police and fi re chiefs. Greene said the majority of the neighbors were excited about the opportunity to clean up the property, and that Novoselsky and the city administration supports the project. “This project provides a fresh start for this property with a new, modern building,” said Greene. “The zoning relief requested is in line with others granted in this area, and the majority of units in this building are studios and one bedrooms.” Greene also noted that the project is targeted at young professionals interested in being near public transportation, and that there would be a deed restriction which would prohibit residents from getting on-street parking permits from the city. Novoselsky said the development team responded positively to the questions raised at the neighborhood meeting. “Out of the whole group, maybe two or three people were against it, but based on the majority of people who were there and the feedback I’ve gotten, I can’t go SPRING Go GREEN LANDSCAPING & CONSTRUCTION LLC Lawns Cut CLEANUPS CHEAP FREE Estimates and Fully Insured $100 (COUPON YOUR CHOICE * THESE SERVICES ONLY * LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER) NEW SPRING OR FALL FLOWERS * NEW SHRUBS * TREE REMOVAL OUTSIDE PAINTING * JUNK REMOVAL * SIMPLE HANDYMAN REPAIRS * COUPON IS REDEEMABLE FOR NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Services include: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * Fertilization * Mulching *Junk Removed * Aeration * New Shrubs/Trees * Demolition * Irrigation Systems * New Lawns/Sod/Seed * Dog Poop Scoping * Dethatching * Tree Removal * Masonry * Lawn Cutting * Stump Removal * Landscaping * Spring/Fall Clean Ups * Gutter Cleaning * Sealcoating * Pruning * New Fences SERVING THE NORTH SHORE 877-688-7667 The current condition of 13 Nahant Ave. (Courtesy Photos) A rendering of the proposed 38-unit apartment building at 13 Nahant Ave. against this,” said Novoselsky. “[Russo] does good work and he has built some nice buildings and has good tenants.” Revere Economic Development Director Robert O’Brien said the ZBA and the City of Revere have supported variances for similar projects in the area and from Russo. O’Brien said the city administration supported this project and another 45unit project proposed by Russo on Shirley Avenue. “Generally speaking, these two projects will provide 83 units of badly needed housing in the Shirley Avenue district,” said O’Brien. While not specifi cally opposed to Russo or his proposed developments, Lor Holmes of the Revere Housing Coalition said she has overall concerns about the lack of affordable housing in the city. “There have been 2,500 units of [new] market rate housing in the last few years, especially in Ward 2, meanwhile we have no requirements for aff ordable housing,” Holmes said. Of those 2,500 units, Holmes said, only 51 are deed-restricted affordable units. “Zoning needs to take into account Revere’s serious dearth of aff ordable housing,” Holmes said. While the zoning hearing only covered variance issues, O’Brien said he appreciates Holmes’ thoughtful and articulate advocacy on behalf of aff ordable housing. “In the Revere Master Plan, there is a need for affordable housing which [the City of Revere and Mayor Brian Arrigo] are working on studiously with The Neighborhood Developers and private developers, including Jamie Russo,” said O’Brien. “We don’t want to underestimate the points Lor Holmes made, and we are in agreement with her. We take seriously her points and we are seeking to address them in signifi cant ways.”

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 Page 3 City Council backs call for weekend inspectors C By Adam Swift ity Councillors are sick of the constant sawing and banging of weekend and after-hours construction in Revere. On Monday night, the City Council supported a motion by Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna requesting that Mayor Brian Arrigo hire a part-time building inspector to enforce city ordinances on weekends. According to McKenna, most of the illegal construction taking place without permits happens on the weekends when residents know there is no inspector on duty. Money generated from fi nes would fund the position, McKenna said. McKenna’s motion had the universal support of the council. For Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso, the failure to enforce ordinance violations on weekends has been a thorn in his side during his 32 years on the council. “This is probably the most important motion that can aff ect our city ever, because starts.” Guinasso said the fi nes genJOANNE McKENNA Ward 1 Councillor since I’ve been sitting on the Revere City Council for 32 years; I’ve been saying that there’s an abusive population out there that decides they are going to circumvent the law,” said Guinasso. “Law-abiding citizens living next door suff er the pains of it because they wouldn’t do such a thing. At 12:15 on a Friday, out come the saws and the hammers and whatever and the trucks pull up and construction erated by a weekend inspector could easily cover the cost of the position. “This would do a service to our community to help the law-abiding people,” he said. “You see these people coming from all over, and it’s just getting out of control and we’ve allowed it to take place. When are we going to have the courage to say to these people to stop, this is not right, you are off ending your neighbors, and all of us, and the poor souls who sit there and go by the law?” Ward 6 Councillor Richard Serino said he would like to see the motion extended to include part-time building inspectors working on weeknights after business hours. “Councillor Guinasso is right, people don’t care,” said Serino. “They are not abiding by our ordinances and they need to be held accountable for the quality of life for all of us.” Councillor-at-Large George Rotondo said that in addition to enforcement a part-time inMayor and Revere Board of Health announce Mobile May Bringing vaccinations to people where they work and live M ayor Brian Arrigo and the Revere Board of Health announced on Tuesday “Mobile May,” a campaign focused on bringing mobile vaccination clinics to diff erent sectors of the Revere community. Mobile vaccinations have been utilized in Revere since early April when the Revere Board of Health brought their vaccination clinic to Northgate Shopping Center when eligibility opened up for essential employees. As vaccination rates increase, the City of Revere has seen case numbers and deaths drastically decrease. Currently, the seven-day case average is 9.9 – the lowest average since before Columbus Day. Forty-eight percent of Revere residents have received their fi rst dose and 31.2 percent of residents are fully vaccinated. “The most important thing is getting our city vaccinated. Bringing the vaccination clinics to where our residents live and work makes the process more convenient and allows more people to get a vaccine,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “Our goal is to reach 70 percent vaccinated by July 4. In order to do so, the Revere Board of Health is constantly thinking of strategic ways to bring clinic opportunities to diff erent neighborhoods, congregations, and communities in the city.” Outreach continues with the Revere COVID ambassadors, who routinely distribute multilingual clinic fl yers to businesses, employees, houses of worship and neighborhoods. The COVID ambassadors provide multilingual support at the Revere Board of Health vaccine clinics and help answer questions at the Revere Vaccine Hotline (781286-8182). In addition, the COVID ambassadors are assisting the Revere Board of Health in door-knocking campaigns and outreach for the Mobile Clinics. The City of Revere also launched its vaccination information page, which includes data, clinic information and a calendar of Mobile May destinations. The fi rst stop on the Mobile May tour is at 139 Shirley Ave. on Saturday, May 8 from 2-6 p.m., where they will be distributing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The next stop will be at St. Mary’s Church on Sunday, May 9 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. All clinics are open to all Revere residents and employees 18 and older. To view the Mobile May schedule, check out www. revere.org/vaccine. You can organize the calendar for “vaccination events” – more options will become available throughout the month. Currently, Revere residents can receive their vaccination at several diff erent clinics and pharmacies. Residents are urged to sign up with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to be notifi ed when they have an appointment available for you at a MassVax site – or call 2-1-1. East Boston Neighborhood Health Center continues to vaccinate at the Wonderland Ballroom; please call 617-568-4870 or visit www.ebnhc.org to sign up for an appointment. spector on the weekends would be another avenue for residents and contractors to obtain building permits and increase revenue for the city in the process. “This is something that is necLawrence A. 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Page 8 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 RHS rout Lynn English in season home opener R By Tara Vocino evere Varsity Football Patriots beat Lynn English High School, 38-22 in their home opener at Harry Della Russo Stadium last Friday night. 2021 RHS Patriots Captains are, Adetayo Atitebi, Calvin Boudreau, Jon Tran, and Ryan Doucette. Kevin Willet with his father Kevin Sr., brother Ryan, mother Joanne and Major Bowker. (Courtesy photos, Julie DeMauro) Domenic Reed with his mother, Jessica. Tight End Dillan Day. Zachary Bowden presents fl owers to his mother, Cathy. Co-Capt. Calvin Boudreau with his father, Donald. Co-Capt. Ryan Doucette presented fl owers to his mother, Julie. Richard DiMarzo with his sister, Courtney. RHS graduate Olivia Freni sings the National Anthem. Pictured right, Pats’ Head Coach Louis Cicaletti calls in the play from the sidelines. Patriots’ Adetayo Atitebi carried the ball into the end zone for a score against the Lynn English defense at Harry Della Russo Stadium last Friday. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Pats’ Quarterback Calvin Boudreau runs the ball in for a two-point conversion. Honoring mothers today and every day. Happy Mother’s Day.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 Page 9 Mom,WithL Happy Mother’s Day State Representative Councillor-at-Large Jessica Giannino Ward 4 Councillor Patrick Keefe School Board Member Michael Ferrante Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky School Board Member Carol Tye Ward 6 Councillor Richard Serino C Mayor Brian Arrigo Wife, Daveen, and sons, Joseph & Jack School Board Member Anthony D’Ambrosio Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso Ward 5 Councillor John Powers Council President Anthony Zambuto il Pil idid School Board Member Susan Gravellese ove To Sunday, May 9, 2021 Mother’s Day

Page 10 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 RHS Varsity Girls’ Volleyball honor seniors Alana Nelson presents fl owers to her father, Jamie; mother, Lauren; brother, Brady; uncle, Jonathan; and grandmother, Janice. She plans to attend college after graduation. By Tara Vocino T he Revere Varsity Girls’ Volleyball Patriots held their Senior Night on Wednesday at home against Chelsea High School in the Revere High School Field House. Alexis Iacoviello presents fl owers to her mother, Sandra; father, Frank; and sister, Natasha. She plans to attend North Shore Community College, pursuing radiologic technology. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) 2020 Northeastern Conference All-Star Co-Capt Lynzie Anderson presents fl owers to her mother, Denise; father, Eric; brother, Maxx; and twin sister, Erica. She plans to attend the University of Rhode Island as a business major. Isabella Cuartas presents fl owers to her mother, Yolanda; and brother, Camilo. She plans to attend UMass Amherst as an education major. Co-Capt. Tracy Gutierrez is joined by her mother, Katherine; best friend Merina Reyes and sisters: Yanelee, Yaniris, Sarai and Isabella. She is undecided about her career plans.                                                                             Mikaella Almeida presents fl owers to her dad, Jobson, aunt, Luciana; sister, Sabrina; and brother, Gabriel. She plans to major in psychology at UMass Amherst.           Sydney Ciano is joined by her mother, Corrine, and father, Anthony. She is undecided about her career plans.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 Page 11 Mass. House passes budget supporting residents’ needs and making targeted investments; Giannino and Turco secure Revere earmarks Increased investments in education, services for vulnerable populations, workforce and economic development BOSTON – The Massachusetts House of Representatives last week passed its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) budget. This budget responsibly responds to the needs of residents and makes investments that set the state on a path toward economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded at $47.716B, the House’s FY22 budget continues its strong commitment to cities and towns and includes signifi cant investments in education, supportive services for vulnerable populations, and workforce and economic development. “This budget meets the needs of our residents who have endured an unprecedented level of health and economic challenges over the past year. The House continues to support the services and programs that have proven to be essential for so many, while making targeted investments to grow the Massachusetts economy,” said Speaker of the House Ronald Mariano (D-Quincy). “I thank Chair Michlewitz for his leadership and guidance, the memJESSICA GIANNINO State Representative bers of the Committee on Ways & Means, and all my colleagues in the House for their advocacy and hard work in shaping the fi - nal product.” “Despite the pandemic and period of uncertainty we continue to endure, the House’s budget makes critical investments in education, public health, environment and climate protection housing, and so many other sectors which are vital to the quality of life of Massachusetts residents,” said Representative Jessica Giannino (D-Revere). “I am proud of the foresight the House has shown in investing in targeted areas, and I thank Speaker Mariano and Chairman Michlewitz for their work in shepherding this budget through our chamber, as well as Representative Jeff Turco for his collaboration. The FY22 budget engrossed by the House also includes funding for programs and projects that will directly benefi t the people of the Sixteenth Suff olk District, and I am pleased to have championed some of these local priorities.” “Working with Representative Giannino, I am pleased to have secured important investments in the public safety needs of the people of Revere,” said Representative Jeff rey Turco (D-Winthrop). “There is much work to be done, as we confront the damage done by Covid to our people and our economy. If this budget is a good indicator, I am confi dent Revere’s new House team will continue to deliver.” Revere earmarks secured by Representatives Giannino and quate or outdated infrastructure • $1,030,000 for Directed State Police Patrols, including $30,000 for Revere Beach. Directed State Police patrols are critical for maintaining peace and order on America’s First Public Beach for residents and visitors alike. “This budget is the product of JEFFREY TURCO State Representative Turco include: • $25,000 to the City of Revere to help the City obtain new backup tagalong emergency generators to supply temporary power to any of the city’s 28 sanitary sewer and storm water pump stations • $25,000 to the City of Revere for engineering services for fl ood mitigation throughout the city, including planning for parts of Revere where there is no drainage infrastructure or to upgrade drainage where there is inadetireless work over the past few months that focuses on the challenges our constituents face in the midst of this diffi cult time,” said Representative Aaron Michlewitz, who is Chair of the House’s Committee on Ways & Means. “In times of need, people rely on the services that government provides. Vital areas like housing stability, food security, education funding, and combating the growing concerns surrounding domestic violence and substance addiction, are all areas we prioritize in this budget.” The House FY22 budget does not cut services nor does it raise taxes, and it is made possible due to strong revenue collections and BUDGET | SEE Page 13

Page 12 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 FOOTBALL | FROM Page 5 Revere Varsity Patriots Cheering Squad are, shown back row, from left to right: Samira Cammarano, Jessica Villalobos, Ava Mello, Olivia Osborne, Janaisa Mendoza, Emanuelle Menezes, Isabella Correia, Amara Ruzzo, Zoey LeGrand, and Natalie Rodriguez. Pictured front row, from left to right: Kaitlin Mendalka, Laura Rezzai, Captain Zach Chbani, Captain Emily Chiles, Ady Sanchez, and Julianna DiCicco. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) ~ Legal Notice ~ THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – HIGHWAY DIVISION NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING WEBINAR Project File No. 606476 A Live Virtual Design Public Hearing will be held to present the design for the proposed Sumner Centennial project in Boston, MA. WHEN: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 6:00 PM.-8:00 PM WHERE: https://virtualmeeting.link/sumner-DPH Passcode: 321308 Webinar ID: 880 0481 6749 Dial in option: 888 788 0099 PURPOSE: The purpose of this hearing webinar is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Sumner Centennial project. All views and comments submitted in response to the webinar will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible. PROPOSAL: The proposed project consists of resurfacing the tunnel roadway including pavement and lane markings; rehabilitating the overhead arch and ceiling, including deteriorating suspended ceiling supports; restoring the historic portal facades and addressing                                                             security systems; new utility conduits and cables under the roadway deck which will improve cell phone, GPS, and radio service inside the tunnel. A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s policy                    upon request. Project inquiries, written statements and other exhibits regarding the proposed undertaking may be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, via e-mail to MassDOTProjectManagement@dot.state.ma.us or via US Mail to Suite                   for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be emailed or postmarked no later than ten (10) business days after the hearing is posted to the MassDOT website listed below. This hearing is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (e.g interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, live captioning, videos,                                   by email (MassDOT.CivilRights@dot.state.ma.us). Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more                   ten business days before the hearing. This Virtual Design Public Hearing or a cancellation announcement will be posted on the internet at www.mass.gov/massdot-highway-design-public-hearings. JONATHAN GULLIVER   PATRICIA A. LEAVENWORTH, P.E.   May 7, 2021 Capt. Zachary Chbani plans to attend Syracuse University. Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Power of Recovery P lease join us on Tuesday, May 11 at noon at 385 Broadway, Suite 203 as the team from Power of Recovery, Senator Joseph A. Boncore, and Mayor Brian Arrigo celebrate the Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting of Power of Recovery’s Revere location. This OPENING | SEE Page 15 Joy Sanchez plans to pursue her dreams in the fi lm industry. Capt. Emily Chiles plans to attend Salem State University. Laura Rezzai plans to attend Boston University to major in fi nance.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 BUDGET | FROM Page 11 STEP-UP IN BASIS PROPOSED TAX LAW CHANGE P resident Biden’s proposed repeal of the step-up in basis provisions of Internal Revenue Code Section 1014, if passed by Congress, will create a sweeping change in the tax code that will aff ect millions of American taxpayers. The step-up in tax basis provisions provide for the fair market value of all assets owned or constructively owned by the taxpayer at the time of his or her death to become the new “cost basis” going forward in the hands of the recipients of those assets (e.g. surviving spouse, children, relatives, etc.) pursuant to the terms of the Last Will and Testament transfer on death account, or a Living Trust, for example. As long as the assets are includible in the taxable estate of the decedent, regardless of whether or not a federal or Massachusetts estate tax has to be paid, the step-up in basis is achieved. This provision allows for a single-family home originally purchased for $75,000 to be left to one’s children at the time of death of a parent, while creating a new cost basis in the hands of the children equal to the fair market value at the time of death. If, for example, at the time of death, the fair market value of the home is $500,000, that will be the new cost basis. The children would be able to sell the home soon thereafter for $500,000 without having to pay any capital gains tax. One of the original purposes of the legislation was to avoid the unmanageable task of requiring the children to attempt to compute the cost basis of the home by going back 50 or more years to determine the original purchase price, capital improvements, closing costs, refi nance costs, etc. By establishing the fair market value as the starting point after the date of death, all of those issues are avoided. No need for canceled checks, settlement statements, credit card statements, invoices, etc. No need to defend oneself in an IRS audit that most likely could not be won. Therefore, in the above example, if the Biden administration proposal is passed, if one assumes there were $75,000 in improvements over increased federal reimbursement, and by leveraging funds from the state’s Stabilization Fund. The budget does not appropriate anticipated American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. As the House Ways & Means and Federal Stimulus committees await the issuance of spending parameters by the federal government, they have begun a process to better understand the needs of Massachusetts communities and analyze past expenditures of federal funds, particularly those received from the CARES Act. “I want to commend Speaker the years, there would be a $350,000 capital gain. If there were two children, the federal capital gains tax would be approximately $26,250 each and the Massachusetts capital gains tax would be $8,750 each, for a total of $70,000. This is certainly an increase in taxes to be paid by a lot of middle-class taxpayers. Millions of middle-class American taxpayers currently do not have to be concerned about such a capital gains tax in these circumstances. If the tax law is changed, it will be unavoidable. What’s important is not so much whether or not you agree or disagree with abolishing the step-up in basis provisions of the tax code, but whether or not you realize this will aff ect just about everybody, not just the rich and famous. This will also affect appreciated stock that a mother or father may leave to his or her children. Even a $100,000 stock portfolio built up over years of investing may have a cost basis of only $25,000. Without the benefi t of the step-up in cost basis provisions, the children, upon a later sale of the stock, will realize a $75,000 capital gain and incur a $15,000 combined federal and Mass capital gains tax. The repeal of this long-standing provision will have profound implications for millions of taxpayers, not just the wealthy. Such a repeal would also create a disaster from a taxpayer compliance standpoint as well as from an IRS enforcement standpoint. Such a new tax law would amount to nothing less than a middle-class tax hike, and this would have nothing to do with the proposed increase in the capital gains tax rate for those who earn more than $400,000 per year.. Joseph D. Cataldo is an Estate Planning/Elder Law Attorney, Certifi ed Public Accountant, Certifi ed Financial Planner, AICPA Personal Financial Specialist and holds a Master’s Degree in Taxation. Mariano and Chairman Michlewitz on an impressive and comprehensive budget that addresses the needs of the Commonwealth at one of the most unpredictable times in the nation’s history,” said Representative AnnMargaret Ferrante, who is Vice Chair of House’s Ways & Means Committee. “The economic development measures and strong social service supports position Massachusetts to recover from the pandemic and continue growing.” The FY22 House budget refl ects the local aid commitment recently made by the House and Senate. It increases Unrestricted General Government Aid (UGGA) by $39.5 million (M) over FY21 for a total of $1.168B and Chapter 70 education funding by $219.6M over FY21 for a total of $5.503B, fully funding the fi rst year of a sixyear implementation plan of the Student Opportunity Act (SOA). The SOA was enacted in 2019 to support equitable funding for Massachusetts’s most vulnerable students, and the Legislature’s funding schedule ensures the SOA remains on track to be fully implemented over the course of seven years – contrary to the Governor’s budget proposal. The House’s FY22 budget also creates a $40M enrollment reserve fund to help school districts whose fall enrollment is negatively impacted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help students with the consequences of prolonged remote learning and address the full educational and social-emotional needs of students, the budget provides $15M for summer education and supportive services. Additional education funding allocations include: • $367M for Special Education Circuit Breaker • $154M for Charter School aid • $82M for regional transportation • $14M for homeless student transportation Continuing the House’s commitment to high-quality Early Education and Care (EEC), the FY22 budget includes a $20M investment in rate increases for child care providers across Massachusetts. Other early education and care funding initiatives include: Page 13 • $15M for Head Start grants • $12M for child care resource and referral agencies • $5M for EEC higher education provider opportunities • $2.5M for early childhood mental health grants Building on Speaker Mariano’s priority to ensure Massachusetts residents from diverse backgrounds have access to meaningful educational opportunities, the House budget invests in higher education, allocating $571M for the University of Massachusetts system, $315M for community colleges and $291M for state universities. The budget also includes a $10M increase in scholarship funding over the last fi scal year for a new total of $130M, and funds the Supporting Urgent Community College Equity through Student Services (SUCCESS) Fund at $10.5M and the STEM Starter Academy at $4.75M. The budget also includes large investments in labor and economic development, such as the creation of a trust fund dedicated to job training for the off shore wind industry to be administered by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. This budget makes an initial deposit into this fund of $10M to establish and grow technical training programs in our public higher education system and vocational-technical institutions. The fund will also prioritize grants and scholarships to adult learning providers, labor organizations and public educational institutions to provide workers with greater access to these trainings. Additional investments include: • $50M for adult education • $24M for Youthworks Summer Jobs • $5M for Small Business Technical Assistance • $5M for Community Action Agency Operating and Outreach Support • $5M investment in Local Tourism Recovery Marketing • $2.5M for Urban Agenda Grants • $2M investment in Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership The Commonwealth’s commitment to MassHealth remains one of the largest drivers of the budget. In FY22 the House provides $18.969B to fully fund its caseload, which has increased as more residents became eligible during the pandemic. The House’s FY22 budget accurately refl ects this enrollment growth, showing the necessary increase in spending beyond what was included in the Governor’s budget proposal while also factoring in the increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) reimbursement levels. Many of the House FY22 budget’s most signifi cant increases represent essential services and programs that serve Massachusetts’s most vulnerable residents, including $771.1M for the Department of Transitional Assistance to maintain support to families, at-risk parents, victims of intergenerational trauma, seniors and persons with disabilities. Other notable health and human services investments include $30M for Emergency Food Assistance, $13M for the Healthy Incentives Program and $500,000 for a public awareness campaign on the contraceptive ACCESS Law. The House’s FY22 budget also includes funding for housing and homelessness prevention, investing $22M in direct appropriations for the Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) Program to promote housing stability and combat the threat of evictions. The budget also includes $148M for the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) and $84M for public housing subsidies. Additional investments for individuals include: • $56.4M for Homeless Individuals Shelters BUDGET | SEE Page 15 REVERE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Public Hearing Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provisions of Section 61 of Chapter 71 of the Massachusetts General Laws, that the Revere School Committee will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom meeting, for the purpose of discussing and voting the enrollment of non-resident students (also known as School Choice) in the Revere Public Schools. May 7, 14, 2021

Page 14 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 REELECTION | FROM Page 1 she will be running for reelection to that seat in 2022. “For the first time in many years, I will not be a candidate for reelection to the Revere City Council in the municipal election later this year,” said Giannino. “It is hard to believe that 10 years have gone by since I was first elected in 2012. Since then, I am so proud to have worked on a variety of issues that have made an impact on the City of Revere… From early casino discussions to working on the new overlay district for what will be a beautiful CITY OF REVERE, MA PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE PROPOSED LOAN ORDER MWRA WATER MAIN IMPROVEMENTS Notice is hereby given that the Revere City Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday evening, May 24, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. via remote participation on Zoom relative to the proposed loan order: That $1,110,000 is appropriated to pay costs of designing and constructing water main improvements, including all costs incidental and related thereto; that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor, is authorized to borrow said amount under and pursuant to M.G.L. c.44, §8(5), or pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the City therefor; that the Treasurer, with the approval of the Mayor, is authorized to borrow all or a portion of such amount from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (the “Authority”) pursuant to the Authority’s local water system assistance program and in connection          assistance agreement with the Authority and otherwise to contract with the Authority with respect to such loan and for any grants or aid available for the project or for          to accept and expend any grants or aid available for           amount of the authorized borrowing for the project shall be reduced by the amount of any such grants or aid received. That any premium received by the City upon the sale of any bonds or notes approved by this order, less any such premium applied to the payment of the costs of issuance of such bonds or notes, may be applied to the payment of costs approved by this order in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 20 of the General Laws, thereby reducing the amount authorized to be borrowed to pay such costs by a like amount.                  Massachusetts (the “Commonwealth”) to qualify under Chapter 44A of the General Laws any and all bonds of the City authorized to be borrowed pursuant to this loan order, and to provide such information and execute         may require in connection therewith. A copy of the aforementioned proposed loan order is           of the City Clerk, Revere City Hall, Revere, Massachusetts 02151, Monday through Thursday from 8:15 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Friday 8:15 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.         March 12, 2020 by Governor Baker, the public hearing as advertised will be held remotely. Remote meeting participation information will be published on the City Council agenda at least 48 hours in advance of the public hearing, not including weekends or holidays at www. revere.org/calendar. Alternatively, commentary on this public hearing may be submitted in writing to amelnik@ revere.org           vere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151. Attest: Ashley E. Melnik City Clerk May 7, 2021 Suff olk Downs mixed use development to strengthening ordinances surrounding billboards and a ban on plastic bags, it has been the honor of a lifetime to work on so many diff erent projects that will leave a lasting imprint on the City of Revere.” While she said she will be focusing fully on her role as a state representative, Giannino said she felt it was important to fi nish out her fi nal term as a city councillor out of respect to the constituents who voted her into offi ce. Giannino said there were a number of big issues she and her fellow councillors worked on during her nearly decade in offi ce, but she said the accomplishment she is proudest of is serving two terms as City Council president. “When I was fi rst elected as a 19-yearold, I was kind of thrown into the deep end with a new mayor and a possible casino; it was a crazy introduction to politics,” she said. “The highlight for me was the honor to serve as council president twice. It is an honor to be elected by your colleagues and to represent the constituents with a deeper understanding of the city that you get by being president.” As a state representative, Giannino said, she is continuing to work for the residents of Revere, Chelsea and Saugus, but added that there is a big diff erence between serving on the City Council with 10 other members and serving in the State House alongside 160 representatives from across the state, while also communicating with local offi - cials from her district. “But at the end of the day, I am doing the same thing of representing my community and the causes at the largest level, and I have the ability to make a bigger impact,” ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~                            Estate of:   Date of Death:  CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: A Petition for                  of   requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that:    of   be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve    on the bond in  .                                                                                                                                                                                                                 COUNCIL | FROM Page 1 Silvestri was born and raised in Revere, graduating from Revere High in 1997, where he was a three sports all-star. In 2006, Marc enlisted U.S. Army and deployed to a remote outpost deep in the mountains of Afghanistan. Silvestri was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor and a Purple Heart for his actions in combat. “I hold fighting for our country in Afghanistan and serving the veterans of Revere as the great honors of my life. It will be an equivalent honor to fight for and serve all residents in the city of Revere,” said Silvestri. Marc was appointed the Director of Veterans Services in 2017 and has delivered more services and programming to Revere veterans and their families than ever before in Revere’s history. And, more recently, Marc has proved his leadership and critical thinking as a key member of the city’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Team, piloting and implementing programming to ensure our unsheltered population is served and to help prevent the spread of the virus. “As a city councilor, I will ensure that Revere has the necessary resources to recover from the impacts of Covid-19, advocate for recovery-oriented ordinances, fight for full funding for the Student Opportunities Act, and ensure that DCR, MBTA, and MassPort are held accountable for their duty to the health and well-being of the city,” said Silvestri. “I’m hopeful that this election will be focused on the issues and the citizens of Revere. Giannino said. Giannino thanked all of the supporters who have been with her since her fi rst campaign for city office in the summer of 2011. “To my family, especially my dad and my grandmother – thank you for always supporting my dreams and believing in me,” she said. “Although this year is not a state-wide election year, I am gearing up for re-election to the House in 2022. Until then, I look forward to working hard every day to make the residents of Revere proud.” For anyone thinking of running for City Council, or other elected office, Giannino said the best advice she can give is to listen and learn. “Listen to the constituents, listen to your supporters, and listen to your heart and do what you think is the right thing for the city,” she said. “Being in politics, it is easy to lose sight of the big picture, but I always go back to that. Local politics is the heart of it, and it is important to listen with your ears and to keep your mind and your heart open.”

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 Page 15 OPENING | FROM Page 12 event is open to all. Power of Recovery is an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center serving members of our community. We will serve families and individuals 18-years-old and over that are seeking recovery from substance use. Power of Recovery provides addiction treatment through group therapy and individual therapy to help individuals fi nd their recovery path. Power of Recovery offers the following levels of care to engage individuals and families in recovery: • Partial Hospitalization Program • Intensive Outpatient Program • Outpatient Program • Interventions • Telehealth/Telemedicine services To learn more about Power of Recovery and the services and programs off ered for substance abuse treatment, please visit https://www.powerofrecovery.org/ or contact us at 781629-4609. RevereTV Spotlight T he city of Revere is emphasizing the need for residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Revere has held many public vaccine clinics for residents over the past few weeks to help with this eff ort. On the information front, RevereTV has been working with community members and city offi cials to help educate the public about the vaccine. You will soon see a social media campaign featuring some familiar Revere faces explaining why they got the vaccine and why it is important to the city for everyone to be vaccinated. These short videos are posted to the City of Revere Facebook page, and will also be on RTV’s Instagram, Facebook, and channel carousel in between programming. Revere High School Football had senior night last week! RevereTV covered this game and the past few games of this adjusted season. Both home and away football games have RTV’s coverage this year. The games stream live on television, YouTube, and Facebook when they happen, and are replayed through the proceeding weeks. You can watch RevereTV’s coverage of each football game on YouTube at any time. A special thanks goes out to any and all announcers that volunteer to give the play-by-play and commentary at each of these games. RevereTV has also been covREVERETV | SEE Page 17 Bike to the Sea Member Meeting Wednesday May 12, 7pm–9pm Join us for a zoom meeting to hear about some new ideas: •     “The Bike Shop that comes to you”  BUDGET | FROM Page 13 • $12.5M for the Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP) • $12M for Rental Subsidies for eligible Department of Mental Health (DMH) clients • $8M for unaccompanied homeless youths The budget funds the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) at $2.29B, which is aimed to support individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. It includes $219.9M for Day and Work programs, $84.9M for Respite Family Supports, a $55.4M increase for DDS’s Turning 22 class, a $7M investment in transportation services and $23.4M for head injury treatment services. Reflecting the Legislature’s strong commitment to providing access to care and treatment for individuals with a substance use disorder, the budget allocates $160M for the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, including support for the Massachusetts Access to Recovery program and targeted investments in fi ve additional recovery centers. The budget also provides funding for low-threshold housing for people experiencing homelessness, mental health disorders and at risk for HIV; outpatient and mobile services for persons with disabilities; and treatment at correctional facilities. In an eff ort to ensure every resident has equal access to the criminal justice system, the House’s FY22 budget includes a $775M investment in the Trial Court, $35M for the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation and increases for Prisoners’ Legal Services and Mental Health Legal Advisors. The budget renews commitments to criminal justice reform, such as $11.1M for community-based reentry programs, and $4M in preand post-release services. The budget also continues the House’s focus on environmental and climate protection by including $312.6M in funding for environmental services, which includes increases for state parks, environmental protection and the endangered species programs. Additional investments include millions for hazardous waste site cleanups, river ways protection and access, and Clean Water Trust contract assistance. The House budget makes the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority college savings tax deduction permanent, creates a commission to develop recommendations and best practices for responses to mental health emergencies and creates a new program to approve rural growth funds that would invest in small businesses in rural communities. It also eliminates the sunset on the Film Tax Credit and increases the Conservation Land Tax Credit. Speaker Mariano and the House Ways & Means Committee introduced their FY22 budget on April 14, 2021, following a review of the Governor’s proposal and a series of budget hearings. After three days of debate and over a thousand proposed amendments, the budget was passed by the House of Representatives, 160-0, and now goes to the Senate for consideration. Attendees must pre-register at: https://biketothesea.org/event/member-meeting-5-12-21 For more info contact: Jay Cobau jay@biketothesea.org (339) 224-2448

Page 16 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 CITY OF REVERE, MA PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE PROPOSED LOAN ORDER CY-2021 CWSRF PLANNING PROJECT No. 6805 Notice is hereby given that the Revere City Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday evening, May 24, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. via remote participation on Zoom relative to the proposed loan order: That $1,500,000 is appropriated for the purpose of                in Section 1 of Chapter 29C of the General Laws, as most recently amended by St. 1998, c. 78; that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the Mayor is authorized to borrow $1,500,000 and issue bonds or notes therefore under G.L. c.44 or any other enabling authority; that such bonds or notes shall be general obligations of the City unless the Treasurer with the approval of the Mayor determines that they should be issued as limited obligations and may be se         1 of Chapter 29C, as most recently amended by St. 1998, c. 78; that the Treasurer with the approval of the Mayor is authorized to borrow all or a portion of such amount from the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust (the “Trust”) established pursuant to Chapter 29C, as most recently amended by St. 1998, c. 78; or the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (the “Authority”) and in connection therewith to enter into a loan agreement and/or a security agreement with the Trust and a loan       the Authority and otherwise to contract with the Trust,       tion or any other federal or state entity with respect to such loan and for any federal or state aid available for           is authorized to enter into a project regulatory agree        expend all funds available for the project and to take any other action necessary to carry out the project.; and that          the Municipal Finance Oversight Board to qualify under G.L. c.44A any or all of the bonds and to provide such information and execute such documents as the Board may require for these purposes. Any premium received upon the sale of any bonds or notes approved by this order, less any such premium applied to the payment of the costs of issuance of such bonds or notes, may be applied to the payment of costs approved by this vote in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 20 of the General Laws, thereby reducing the amount authorized to be borrowed to pay such costs by a like amount. A copy of the aforementioned proposed loan order is           of the City Clerk, Revere City Hall, Revere, Massachusetts 02151, Monday through Thursday from 8:15 A.M.                   March 12, 2020 by Governor Baker, the public hearing as advertised will be held remotely. Remote meeting participation information will be published on the City Council agenda at least 48 hours in advance of the public hearing, not including weekends or holidays at www. revere.org/calendar. Alternatively, commentary on this public hearing may be submitted in writing to amelnik@ revere           Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151. Attest: Ashley E. Melnik City Clerk May 7, 2021 Attest: Ashley E. Melnik City Clerk May 7, 2021 For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-286-8500 or Info@advocatenews.net CITY OF REVERE, MA PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE PROPOSED LOAN ORDER CY-2021 CWSRF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT No. 6800 Notice is hereby given that the Revere City Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday evening, May 24, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. via remote participation on Zoom relative to the proposed loan order:          the Phase 12 Construction - I/I, IDDE, Pump Station and Drainage Improvements Program including          1 of Chapter 29C of the General Laws, as most recently amended by St. 1998, c. 78; that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the Mayor is authorized to borrow $6,000,000 and issue bonds or notes therefore under G.L. c.44 or any other enabling authority; that such bonds or notes shall be general obligations of the City unless the Treasurer with the approval of the Mayor determines that they should be issued as limited obligations and may be secured by local system reve           recently amended by St. 1998, c. 78; that the Treasurer with the approval of the Mayor is authorized to borrow all or a portion of such amount from the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust (the “Trust”) established pursuant to Chapter 29C, as most recently amended by St. 1998, c. 78; or the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (the “Authority”) and in connection therewith to enter into a loan agreement and/or a security agreement with the         agreement with the Authority and otherwise to contract with the Trust, the Authority, the Department of Environmental Protection or any other federal or state entity with respect to such loan and for any federal or state           that the Mayor is authorized to enter into a project regulatory agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection, to expend all funds available for the project and to take any other action necessary to carry out the           application with the Municipal Finance Oversight Board to qualify under G.L. c.44A any or all of the bonds and to provide such information and execute such documents as the Board may require for these purposes. Any premium received upon the sale of any bonds or notes approved by this order, less any such premium applied to the payment of the costs of issuance of such bonds or notes, may be applied to the payment of costs approved by this vote in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 20 of the General Laws, thereby reducing the amount authorized to be borrowed to pay such costs by a like amount. A copy of the aforementioned proposed loan order is           of the City Clerk, Revere City Hall, Revere, Massachusetts 02151, Monday through Thursday from 8:15 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Friday 8:15 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. In accordance with an Executive Order issued on March 12, 2020 by Governor Baker, the public hearing as advertised will be held remotely. Remote meeting participation information will be published on the City Council agenda at least 48 hours in advance of the public hearing, not including weekends or holidays at www.revere.org/calendar. Alternatively, commentary on this public hearing may be submitted in writing to amelnik@revere.org          Clerk, Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151. CITY OF REVERE, MA PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Revere City Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday evening, May 24, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. via remote participation on Zoom relative to following ordinance amendment: Be it ordained by the City of Revere, MA as follows: An Ordinance Amending Street and Sidewalk Openings - Construction Procedures Section 1. Section 12.04.080(c) Street and Sidewalk Openings – Construction Procedures is hereby amended by adding the following new sub-section, Sub-Section 12.04.080(c)(14): 14. Any tree(s) removed on City property in relation to work performed under Section 12.04.080 shall be replaced by the contractor as follows: a) For every tree removed that is more than 20 years old, the tree shall be replaced with two trees having a minimum of 4” caliper. b) For every tree removed less than 20 years old, the tree shall be replaced with two trees having a minimum of 2½” caliper. A copy of the aforementioned proposed ordinance       public inspection in the      Revere City Hall, Revere, Massachusetts 02151, Monday through Thursday from 8:15 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Friday 8:15 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. In accordance with an Executive Order issued on March 12, 2020 by Governor Baker, the public hearing as advertised will be held remotely. Remote meeting participation information will be published on the City Council agenda at least 48 hours in advance of the public hearing, not including weekends or holidays at www.revere.org/ calendar. Alternatively, commentary on this public hearing may be submitted in writing to amelnik@ revere.org or by mail       Clerk, Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151. Attest: Ashley E. Melnik City Clerk May 7, 2021

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 REVERETV | FROM Page 15 How Seniors Can Learn New Technology Skills Online Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good technology classes or online learning resources for inexperienced seniors? I have a computer and a smartphone, but my knowledge and skills are pretty limited. Tech Challenged Senior Dear Senior, There are many diff erent technology teaching tools available to older adults that can help you learn new tech skills so you can better utilize your devices. Here are some good options to consider. Local classes or workshops: Depending on where you live, there may be community resources that off er beginning computer and personal technology classes, be it online or in-person, for older adults that are new to technology. To fi nd out what’s available in your area, contact your local public library, senior center, college or university, or local stores that sell computers. Your Area Agency on Aging may also be able to help you. 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SeniorPlanet.org: Created and sponsored by national nonprofit OATS (Older Adults Technology Services) and recently joining forces with AARP, Senior Planet off ers 60-and-older adults a wide variety of free online courses, programs, and activities that are taught in real-time to help seniors learn new technology skills, as well as save money, get in shape and make new friends. Some of their more popular tech classes include “All Things Zoom,” “Everything Smartphones,” and an “Introduction to Social Media.” They even off er a “lunch & learn – tech discussion group” offered at various times throughout the year where you can ask questions as well as share your struggles and experiences. If you ever have a technology question that pops up during the week, you can call their National Senior Planet Hotline for tech help at 920-666-1959 anytime Monday through Friday during working hours. OasisEverywhere.org: This nonprofit educational organization for older adults provides more than 10 low-cost/free online computer, internet and mobile technology courses for beginners. And when the pandemic dies down, they will resume offering beginner tech classes in their 27 locations (located in nine states) throughout the country. CandooTech.com: This company provides fee-based online tech support and training to help older adults feel more comfortable with phones, computers, tablets, home safety devices and more. Their specially trained tech concierges will teach you how to use your technology, fi x what’s not working and install software, as well as learn how set-up and use email, video chat, social media, online shopping and entertainment, ride sharing services and more. They off er one-hour, one-onone or small group sessions for $50, or you can become a member and get two 90-minute training sessions plus unlimited quick support (30 minutes or less) for $180 per year. They also provide device installation and set-up done remotely for $180. TechBoomers.com: This is a free educational website that provides video and article tutorials that teach older adults and other inexperienced technology users how to use the most popular and trusted websites, apps and devices. 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. TROY & ASSOC., LLC P.M. Troy, Broker 617.967.5590 attorneytroy@yahoo.com 784 Broadway - $549,000 Prime Broadway Everett Location on bus line to Boston, Orange Line & casino. Walking distance to schools, shop & restaurants 4Bd, 1 & 3/4 Ba, 1733 Sq.Ft. Single Family ering home games for the RHS Volleyball team. Just like all game coverage, volleyball games stream live on television, Facebook, and YouTube. If you are a Comcast subscriber, you can watch sports coverage on the community channel which is 8 and 1072. RCN subscribers can view games on 3 and 614. This week’s featured community channel program is the latPage 17 est episode of “What’s Cooking Revere?” The Mother’s Day brunch special is brought to you by local professional chef, Kelly Armetta. Kelly takes you through cooking up fi ve dishes for a full brunch meal. This includes biscuits, berry jams, strawberries and cream, cacio e pepe frittata, and Tunisian spiced roasted pork tenderloin. All episodes of “What’s Cooking Revere?” play on the community channel, but can be found on YouTube at any time. The YouTube videos include the full recipes which are posted in the description. Tune in to the RevereTV Government channel for all of the city’s public meetings. The latest meetings are the Zoning Board of Appeals, Traffic Commission, Zoning Sub-Committee, Appointments Sub-Committee, City Council, and Board of Health. 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Page 18 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 A note from Bob Katzen, Publisher of Beacon Hill Roll Call: Join me this Sunday night and every Sunday night in our new time slot between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. for my talk show “The Bob Katzen Baby Boomer and Gen X Show.” Jump in my time capsule and come back to the simpler days of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Upcoming guests: • Sunday, May 9: Tony Dow, best known for playing Wally Cleaver on the iconic television series “Leave it to Beaver.” • Sunday, May 16: Susan Olsen best known for her role as Cindy Brady on the classic television series “The Brady Bunch.” Listeners are always invited to call in and talk with our popular guests. There are many ways you can listen to the show from anywhere in the world: • If you have a smart speaker, simply say, “Play WMEX on Audacy.com” • Download the free www.Audacy.com app on your phone or tablet • Listen online at www.wmexboston.com • Or tune into 1510 AM if you have an AM radio. THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives’ and senators’ votes on roll calls from the week of April 26-30. All the House roll calls are on the House version of a $47.7 billion fi scal 2022 state budget for the fi scal year that begins on July 1, 2021. A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BUDGET “DEBATE” Most of the decisions on which representatives’ amendments are included or not included in the budget are made “behind closed doors.” Or in the COVID-19 era, “behind closed Zoom meetings.” Of the 1,157 budget amendments proposed, most of them were bundled into consolidated “mega” amendments. This year there were seven mega amendments and all but one, which had just one vote against it, were approved unanimously. There is no real “debate” on the House fl oor. Everyone who spoke on any of the consolidated amendments spoke in favor of them. The system works as follows: Individual representatives file amendments on various topics. All members then pitch their amendments to Democratic leaders who draft consolidated amendments that include some of the individual representatives’ amendments while excluding others. The categories of consolidated amendments include some 16 subjects including programs relating to public safety, judiciary energy, environmental aff airs, housing, labor and economic development. Supporters of the system say that any representative who sponsored an excluded amendment can bring it to the fl oor and ask for an up or down vote on the amendment itself. They say this system has worked well for many years. Opponents say that rarely, if ever, does a member bring his or her amendment to the fl oor for an up-or-down vote because that is not the way the game is played. It is an “expected tradition” that you accept the fate of your amendment as determined by Democratic leaders. Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven (DSomerville) was the only member who voted against one of the consolidated amendments. “It is worth noting that [my] ‘no’ vote is the only non-unanimous vote taken for the entire House budget, showing how little transparency, public debate and public accountability there is in the House budget process,” she said. HOUSE APPROVES $47.7 BILLION FISCAL 2022 BUDGET (H 4000) House 160-0, approved and sent to the Senate a $47.7 billion fi scal 2022 state budget for the fi scal year that begins on July 1, 2021. The House, over three days, added $59.8 million to the bill. The House version now goes to the Senate which will approve a diff erent version. A House-Senate conference committee will eventually craft a plan that will be presented to the House and Senate for consideration and sent to the governor. “This budget meets the needs of our residents who have endured an unprecedented level of health and economic challenges over the past year,” said House Speaker Ron Mariano (D-Quincy). “The House continues to support the services and programs that have proven to be essential for so many, while making targeted investments to grow the Massachusetts economy.” Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester), vice chair of the House Ways & Means Committee said, “The economic development measures and strong social service supports position Massachusetts to recover from the pandemic and continue growing.” “Budgets are more than line items and spreadsheets” said Rep. Jack Lewis (D-Framingham), cochair of the House Progressive Caucus which hailed the budget. “Budgets are promises to support all the residents of the commonwealth and invest in our shared future. This House budget embodies the deepest commitments of our commonwealth by raising the Conservation Land Tax Credit, increasing support for families living in deep poverty and expanding funding to civil legal aid, emergency housing assistance and public education.” (A “Yes” vote is for the budget). Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes CONTINUE THE FILM TAX CREDIT (H 4000) House 160-0, approved an amendment that would indefi - nitely extend the fi lm tax credit which is due to expire at the end of 2022. According to the Massachusetts Film Offi ce, the state provides fi lmmakers with a package of tax incentives including a 25 percent production credit, a 25 percent payroll credit and a sales tax exemption. Any project that spends more than $50,000 in Massachusetts qualifies for the payroll credit. Spending more than 50 percent of the total budget or fi lming at least 50 percent of the principal photography days in the Bay State makes the project eligible for the production credit and the sales tax exemption. “Since the inception of the fi lm tax credit in 2006, $2.8 billion in economic development has fl owed into Massachusetts, stimulating many businesses that previously were not here, and creating new employment opportunities for thousands of people,” said the amendment’s sponsor Rep. Tackey Chan (D-Quincy). “It is essential, especially in light of the pandemic, that the commonwealth continues to champion job preservation, growth and continued investments in our local businesses.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment). Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes EXPAND CONSERVATION LAND TAX CREDIT (H 4000) House 160-0, approved an amendment that would expand the existing Conservation Land Tax Credit by raising the annual cap for this program from $2 million to $5 million over a threeyear period, beginning on January 1, 2022. The increase would remain in place until December 31, 2031. This state tax credit provides an incentive for land with signifi cant conservation value to be donated to public and private conservation agencies. The tax credit is equal to 50 percent of the fair market value of the donated property, up to a maximum credit of $75,000. Supporters explained that the tax credit has already resulted in the permanent protection of some 14,000 acres of land valued at over $76.5 million. They noted that for 2021, the maximum $2 million in tax credits has already been committed to 33 projects that will protect about 1,954 additional acres. They said that leaves 83 additional projects representing another 1,482 acres of land on a waiting list with some of the projects expected to be waiting until at least 2024 to receive the tax credit. “The recent passage of the 2050 Roadmap bill recognized that naturally occurring carbon sequestration is a very important component of the state’s ability to reach its short and long-term goals for reducing carbon emissions,” said House Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading), the sponsor of the amendment. “Increasing the tax credit program’s annual cap will help to clear up the backlog of projects that are currently pending and will reap signifi cant environmental benefi ts for the commonwealth.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment). Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes CONSOLIDATED AMENDMENT ON PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUDICIARY (H 4000) House 158-1, approved a $5.3 million consolidated amendment that funds public safety and judiciary programs. This is the only consolidated amendment which did not receive a unanimous vote. “I am proud of the work we did in the House of Representative to provide for our cities and town’s local public safety needs,” said Rep. Carlos Gonzalez (D-Springfi eld), the House chair of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee. “Chief among our accomplishments is our commitment to process all untested sexual assault evidence kits within 180 days of the budget’s passage. This is an essential step towards providing the justice that all of these survivors of sexual assault are owed.” «This amendment represents the values of our commonwealth,” said Rep. Michael Day (D-Stoneham) the House chair of the Committee on the Judiciary. “These … investments seek to help the marginalized, keep our communities safe and continue our march towards equal justice under the law, for all our residents.” “I voted no because this amendment increased both funding for the State Police and the Department of Corrections by $1 million and $500,000 respectively,” said Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven (DSomerville). “While there is good language on sexual assault evidence kit testing and spending accountability on ICE, I cannot vote for an amendment that increases funding to institutions that commit overtime fraud or force horrifi c living conditions on incarcerated people. At the very least, we must increase accountability before increasing spending. It is worth noting that this ‘no’ vote is the only non-unanimous vote taken for the entire House budget, showing how little transparency, public debate, and public accountability there is in the House budget process.” (A “Yes” vote is for the consolidated amendment. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes CONSOLIDATED AMENDMENT ON ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AND HOUSING (H 4000) House 159-0, approved a $7.3 million consolidated amendment that funds energy, environmental aff airs and housing programs. “Housing is central to the wellbeing of individuals and families across the commonwealth,” said James Arciero (D-Westford), House chair of the Housing Committee. “Massachusetts is a highcost state and this impacts the ability of our residents to gain and retain decent affordable housing. This budget provides historic funding for our housing programs as we prioritize this basic, fundamental need of our citizens.” “The House has crafted a bold budget that matches our ambitions in the fight against climate change and for the commonwealth’s clean energy future,” said Rep. Jeff rey Roy (D-Franklin), House chair of the Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. “Climate science and policy is complicated and demands the actions articulated in this budget to avoid what is essentially the most signifi cant existential challenge of our time. It builds on the recently signed climate bill, which increases our commitment to off - shore wind in the commonwealth to 5600 megawatts.” «Our prioritization of these essential environmental programs will protect and preserve our natural resources and outdoor spaces, as well as set a sustainable and resilient course for the future,” said Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston), House chair of the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. (A “Yes” vote is for the consolidated amendment). Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes CONSOLIDATED AMENDMENT ON LABOR AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (H 4000) House 159-0, approved an $11.9 million consolidated amendment that funds labor and economic development programs. “If there is a common thread in these House budget line items, it is that we are investing in our people,” said Rep. Josh Cutler (D-Duxbury), House chair of the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. “Let’s face it, we don’t have the best weather, year-round sunshine, an abundance of gold, silver or vast oil reserves. Our greatest resource as a commonwealth is our people. We all know that what powers Massachusetts is our skilled workforce. The House budget continues these investments in our workforce and builds on them in signifi cant ways.” BEACON | SEE Page 19

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 BEACON | FROM Page 18 “As we work our way out of this 1. On May 7, 1954, construction began on what bridge that was the then longest suspension bridge in the world – connecting the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan? 2. What is the only penguin native to north of the equator (on islands)? 3. Ciabatta was first made in what decade: 1880’s, 1950’s or 1980’s? 4. On May 8, 2010, Betty White guest hosted what comedy show (which won her an Emmy) due to backing by Facebook fans? 5. What is the alter ego of Anakin Skywalker? 6. Which U.S. state produces the most freshcut fl owers? 7. May 9 is Mother’s Day; what author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” organized Mother’s Day observances in NYC and Boston in the 1870’s? 8. In 2017 it was announced that what BBC sci-fi c series would have its 13th doctor protagonist – the fi rst female one? 9. The “Waltz of the Flowers” is from what work composed by Tchaikovsky? 10. On May 10, 1879, in what N.E. city was the first U.S. national archaeological society founded? 11. What beverage did the Puritans on the Mayfl ower mostly consume? 12. How are Thumper, Flower and Faline similar? 13. On May 11, 1995, it was confirmed that what virus was discovered in Zaire? 14. What Black female recorded “Hound Dog,” “Ball and Chain” and “Wade in the Water”? 15. Zōri are the precursors of fl ip-fl ops and are native to what country? 16. How are Bag End, Wuthering Heights and Manderley similar? 17. On May 12, 1820, what nurse was born who was known as “The Lady With The Lamp”? 18. How are March Hare, Hatter and Dormouse similar? 19. Is rhubarb a fruit? 20. On May 13, 1883, who was born who devised the Pap smear test? ANSWERS pandemic it is critical that the commonwealth play a vital role in supporting the growth of our economy and make targeted investments in areas that will improve the lives of our citizens and help those hardest hit by the pandemic, including those working in industries such as hospitality and retail,” said Rep. Jerry Parisella (D-Beverly), House chair of the Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies. (A “Yes” vote is for the consolidated amendment). Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes SENATE APPROVES $400 MILLION FOR NEW SOLDIERS’ HOME IN HOLYOKE (S 2439) Senate 40-0, approved a bill authorizing $400 million to fund the construction of a new Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. The push to construct the new home follows the deaths of 77 veteran residents last year as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak at the current facility. The House has already approved a diff erent version of the bill and a conference committee will likely hammer out a compromise version. The measure also provides $200 million to increase geographic equity and accessibility of long-term care services for Bay State veterans with a focus on areas that are not primarily served by the soldiers’ homes in Chelsea or Holyoke. The Baker Administration and House and Senate leaders are all trying to speed the bill’s passage in order to meet deadlines to apply for as much as $260 million in funding from the federal government, which would leave state taxpayers with a $140 million bill. “Massachusetts has always been a leader for veteran services, and this bill reflects the Senate’s deep commitment to those who have served our nation,” said Sen. John Velis (D-Westfi eld), Senate Chair of the Committee on Veterans and Federal Aff airs. “While our veteran population and their medical needs are changing, the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home’s mission remains the same: to provide care with honor and dignity. This bond bill will ensure that the next generation of residents at the home receives the care with honor and dignity that they have earned in service to our country.” “To meet the needs of the ever-changing veteran population, the bill adopted today is a refl ection of the strong advocacy of the members of this Senate to begin providing the long-term care services desperately needed for all veterans across the commonwealth,” said Sen. Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport), chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. “The funding in this bill will Page 19 ensure that we begin to rethink how we deliver care to veterans of every generation across Massachusetts,” said Senate President Karen Spilka (D-Ashland). “Ensuring that our veterans are connected to their communities is an important factor in ensuring that their physical and mental health is taken care of, and so I am proud of the steps we have taken to ensure geographic equity and accessibility, especially for our women and LGBTQ veterans, as well as veterans of color. Our quick action in passing this legislation will help ensure we maximize federal funds in this important endeavor.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Sen. Joseph Boncore Yes PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENT (S 2439) Senate 37-3, approved an amendment that adds Project Labor Agreement language that mandates a pre-bid, pre-hire collective bargaining agreement for the construction of the new Soldiers’ Home and requires the recruiting of women, minority and veteran owned businesses to participate in the design and construction of the facility. “I am proud that the Senate added additional language during our debate that strengthens the bill to refl ect our commonwealth’s collective values,” said Sen. Paul Feeney (D-Foxborough), the sponsor of the amendment. “It is critical that signifi cant taxpayer-funded projects of this scope be completed on-time and on-budget with a diverse, local, safe, well-trained and highly skilled workforce. Additionally, we should be working diligently to assist women, minority and veteran owned businesses in creating jobs and opportunities now and in the future. The bill we passed today accomplishes these goals by authorizing funding for a modern facility for our commonwealth’s veterans while expanding opportunities for many local working-class people in the construction trades.” «According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 83 percent of the construction industry is ‘open-shop’ non-union labor,” said Sen. Ryan Fattman (RSutton) who voted against the amendment. “A project labor agreement on a taxpayer funded project requires that only union labor be utilized, excluding 83 percent of those in the industry who are non-union even though their tax dollars also fund the project. We should allow both union and non-union workers an opportunity for employment, especially when it’s the public’s money. Project labor agreements are also known to increase the cost of taxpayer projects because of the lack of competition on who can work on said projects.» “As legislators, we have the responsibility to ensure that any state contract of this magnitude—regardless of its noble and critical purpose—receives a comprehensive evaluation,” said Sen. Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton), Senate Chair of the Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. “This is especially true in times of great economic need and uncertainty, and where our failure to ensure fairness for all would risk grave consequences in other areas. I am proud to have helped shape that conversation by bringing forth important questions about regional equity, fi scal accountability and the rights of Massachusetts workers.” Senate Ways and Means chair Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport) also voted against the amendment. «I have problems with anytime we limit competition on any sort of public construction projects,” he told the State House News Service. “I think more competition is healthier for everyone. It’s better for the taxpayers.» (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment. A “No” vote is against it). Sen. Joseph Boncore 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 April 2630, the House met for a total of 37 hours and 40 minutes while the Senate met for a total of four hours and 19 minutes. Mon. April 26 House 10:02 a.m. to 11:29 p.m. Senate 11:12 a.m. to 11:31 a.m. Tues. April 27 House 11:05 a.m. to 9:44 p.m. No Senate session Wed. April 28 House 11:01 a.m. to 2:35 a.m. (Thursday morning) No Senate session Thurs. April 29 No House session Senate 11:19 a.m. to 3:19 p.m. Fri. April 30 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com 1. The Mackinac Bridge 2. The Galápagos penguin 3. 1980’s 4. “Saturday Night Live” 5. Darth Vader 6. California 7. Julia Ward Howe 8. “Doctor Who” 9. “The Nutcracker” 10. Boston (the Archaeological Institute of America) 11. Beer 12. Bambi’s friends in the 1942 animated fi lm “Bambi” 13. Ebola 14. Big Mama Thornton 15. Japan 16. They are fi ctional houses in British novels (“The Hobbit, “Wuthering Heights” and “Rebecca,” respectively) 17. Florence Nightingale 18. They attended the March Hare’s tea party in the novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” 19. No; it is a member of the buckwheat plant family. 20. George Papanicolaou

Page 20 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 OBITUARIES Olga (Vozella) Rossi Age 101, died at her home in North Revere on Thursday, April 29, 2021 surrounded by those who loved her most. Born in Boston and raised in East Boston, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Antoinetta (Ventullo) Vozella and her late step-father, Nunzio Minichello. A secretary with the Massachusetts Department of Welfare for many years, she enjoyed being surrounded by her family and friends and loved ballroom dancing. Olga enjoyed gardening, ceramics, crocheting and playing pokeno with her special neighborhood club friends for years. She especially enjoyed doing small thoughtful things for everyone she knew from baking breads and muffi ns to take to doctor’s appointments to handing out lollipops to the children playing in the park across the street from her house. No one ever left her house without a small care package of cookies or crackers – just in case they got hungry. Olga is survived by one daughter; Pamela Rossi and her wife Angela Ross, one son; R. Mike Rossi of Las Vegas, NV, granddaughers; Cheryl RossiHuy and husband Jim of Indiana and Christina Rossi-Brown and husband Tomas of Colorado, one great granddaughter; Kendall Walsh and husband Christopher of Oregon. She was the sister of the late Theodore Vozella, Joseph Vozella, Anthony Vozella and Frank Minichello. She will always be remembered in the hearts of her many nieces and nephews; Linda Daily, Annette Gillis, Gail McDowell, Mark Vozella, Stephen Vozella, Matthew Rossi and their families. Olga’s amazing caregivers of the past fi ve years were best known as “Olga’s Angels”. She loved them all as members of her family. In lieu of fl owers, donations in Olga’s memory may be made to the hospice program which provided such wonderful care; Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 or at www. amedisys.com/donate. Please reference the Woburn location. Louise (Kirby) Ray setts General Hospital in Boston. The sun was rising and refl ecting off the tall glass buildings with a church steeple outlined on one of them. The sky was a beautiful pink. It seemed as if she picked this time to go since sunrises were her favorite time of day. Born in 1923 in Beverly, she was the daughter of the late Perley W. Kirby and Ruth (Homan) Kirby. She was a lifetime resident of Beverly with the exception of a few years in Lynn after she married a Lynn fi refi ghter. She resided in Revere the last few years with her daughter on the ocean that she loved. She was the wife of Leo A. Ray who died much too young at 43 years old at home after fi ghting a major fi re that day. She was only 37 years old and had 6 young children aged 2 months to 12 years that she raised on her own. With love, patience and kindness she taught them that the simple things in life are what matter. Graduating from Beverly High School in 1940, she wanted to be a baby nurse since she so loved children. Unfortunately, she was only 17 and too young. Because it was during the depression, she went to work to help out the family and the country. She was “Rosie the Riveter” and got a job at the United Shoe Machinery in Beverly. It was partially turned into a munitions factory to help the war eff ort. She stamped serial numbers onto guns going overseas. Not long after she met the 98 , passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at 5 am on Tuesday April 27, 2021 at Massachulove of her life, Leo, just out of the Navy. They married and the next 13 years they raised a family of 6 children. She got her babies to love and care for. She always extended a loving hand to others and she accepted everyone for who they were without judgement. She was loved by everyone she met and was a special second Mom to nieces, nephews and friends of her children. A spirit of childhood resided in her and she didn’t hesitate to engage with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in fun and silliness. She loved gardening and grew beautiful tulips and lilacs. Music was her true love. Gifted with ear for music she could play the piano without any training. She liked to sing and taught all the children little “ditties” from her childhood. In her retirement she took piano lessons and learned to read music, but I suspect she rearranged a few songs in her head. She sang in the church choir and learned to play the bells there, as well. She became a natural health advocate before it was fashionable. Spending time at her local vitamin store making sure she was taking the right things to keep herself healthy. She joined the Beverly YMCA and attended water aerobics classes and participated in a walking club. Louise was foremost a patriotic American. She came from a long line of service men and women. Her husband and sons were in the service to our country. There was a fl oor to ceiling flag in her bedroom and she could often be found singing God Bless America while looking at it. Louise was one of 4 children. She was the sister of the late Edna Galbraith (Howie), the late Eleanor Chase (Ernie) and late brother Perley Kirby, Jr. Surviving her are her 6 children, Donald L. Ray (Janet) of Newbury, Janice L. Ray of Revere, Ginny A. McNary (Ron) of Georgia, Susan E. Henderson (Scott) of Haverhill, Retired Beverly Chief of Police Mark A. Ray (Corinne) of North Conway, NH and Linda L. Farinelli (Ralph) of Salem. Grandchildren Kevin Ray (Susan), Kenneth Ray (Heather), David Ray (Amy), Kelli Mayo (Clayton), Andrea Mc Kenner (Marc), Sara Sheridan (Ryan), Shane Henderson (Briana), Katie Ray (Billy Alrai), Alex Ray, Kim D’Agostino (Chris), Kristy Eagles (Paul), Kaitlyn Farinelli (Chris), Kevin Farinelli, Steve Farinelli (Nina), Lauren Lacey, Ryan Lacey and Tara Chiasson (Eric). She leaves behind 26 great grandchildren. Madeline, Olivia, Austin, Gabrielle, Delaney, Chloe, Makayla, Lily, Isabella, Jackson, Abby, Matthew, Bradley, Sawyer, Scarlet, Camden, Ellie, Ollie, Brady, Mason, Caleb, Violet, Eva Louise, Savannah, Pierce and Cole. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the beginning of June. A day and time to be announced. In lieu of fl owers, a donation in Louise’s name may be 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 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS SELLER1 BUYER2 Bouras-Saiah, Mohamed E Bouras-Saiah, Omar Oualich, Mohamed Gafanovich, Wolf Henar, Astrid C Dimino, Santo SELLER2 ADDRESS 111 Atlan c Ave #3 Goldstein, Barbara A Trovato, Joanne R 1759 N Shore Rd Bibi Love FT Ujwary, Magdalena Brayden, Melanie 350 Revere Beach Blvd #6-6K 137 Kimball Ave DATE made to Shriner Children’s Hospital, www.lovetotherescue.org. Arrangements by Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St. Beverly, MA 01915. Information, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com. Mirana Varfi D aughter of Ruben Varfi and the late Yllka Kurshumi Varfi , lost a courageous battle with uterine cancer, at the age of 44, on April 29, 2021. A resident of Revere, she was formerly from Tirana, Albania. Beloved sister of Elonia and brother-in-law Andy Skillen. Dear niece of fi ve uncles and their wives. Cherished cousin of many. A talented artist, Mirana received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Syracuse University, where she taught and served as a prop artisan for the Syracuse Stage. Pursuing her interest in art conservation and restoration, Mirana worked at the Peabody Essex Museum, the Carmichael Art Conservation and the L.H. Freedman Studios. At the L.H. Freedman studios, Mirana proudly assisted in restoring the mosaic at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum courtyard fountain, the main entrance walls at the Museum of Fine Arts, and a ceiling medallion at the Boston Old State House. For the last twelve years she was a Unit Coordinator at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Mirana was an avid reader, an adventurous cook, a sculler at the Boston Community Rowing Club, and an aspiring archer. To her loved ones she was kind, caring, generous, thoughtful, straightforward, feisty and witty. Mirana made everything around her more beautiful. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. 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Page 22 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021                           KITCHEN CABINETS To Look Like New 508-840-0501 FURNITURE STRIP & FINISH ~ Home of the Week ~ SAUGUS...Wonderful three bedroom Cape Style home located outside of Cliftondale Square. This home features                                                                                                             NEW LISTING - LAWRENCE RARE FIND! 38 Main St., Saugus (617) 877-4553 mangorealtyteam.com ~ Meet Our Agents ~ LAWRENCE - Multi-Family,       2-3 bedrooms, many new updates, fenced in yard, pool, garage, shed, driveway and more....$349,000 Fluent in Chinese, Cantonese, Italian & Spanish! APARTMENT FOR RENT SAUGUS Beautiful 4 rooms, 2 bedroom condo includes heat, near Saugus Town Center.       View the interior of this home right on your smartphone. For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-286-8500 Discount Services -Raccoons -Squirrels 781-269-0914 Removal or Info@advocatenews.net Discount Tree Service Professional TREE 24-Hour Service and CLEANUPS 781-269-0914 REMOVAL  WASTE REMOVAL & BUILDING MAINTENANCE • Landscaping, Lawn Care, Mulching • Yard Waste & Rubbish Removal • Interior & Exterior Demolition (Old Decks, Fences, Pools, Sheds, etc.) • Appliance and Metal Pick-up • Construction and Estate Cleanouts • Pick-up Truck Load of Trash starting at $169 • Carpentry LICENSED & INSURED Call for FREE ESTIMATES!                       Saugus - New Listing! SAUGUS - Location! Nice and Sunny 4 Rooms,      balcony, storage, 1 deeded parking, Pet Friendly and more.........................................................$269,000 EVERETT - $899,000 Sue Palomba Founder, CEO Barry Tam Lea Doherty Carolina Coral Patrick Rescigno Rosa Rescigno Carl Greenler Only $1,900/month Why List with Mango Realty? Our last listing SOLD $64,000 OVER ASKING with 28 OFFERS! EVERETT -                                      Call Mango Realty at (617) 877-4553 for a Free Market Analysis! UNDER AGREEMENT

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Page 24 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 # 1       “Experience and knowledge Provide the Best Service”    SAUGUS - 1st AD - Sherwood Forest offers this 6 rooms, 3 bedroom Townhouse, 2½ baths, spacious living room with slider to private deck, master with private bath. $429,000.  SAUGUS - RARE FIND 3 FAMILY home offers 4/3/3    rooms, updated kitchen & baths, natural woodwork, built-ins, hardwood, sep. utilities, newer rear decks, off st. park., dead-end. $1,050,000.00. View our website from your mobile phone! 335 Central St., Saugus, MA 781-233-7300 SAUGUS - GREAT TWO FAMILY home! 4/6 rooms, two bedrooms. each unit, granite kitchens, updated bathrooms,         $649,900. Lisa Smallwood 617-240-2448 “Lisa                                       SAUGUS - FREE STANDING building with off street parking, corner lot, great visibility, many possibilities, close to Route 1, located just outside Cliftondale Square......$295,000. SAUGUS - Much-sought-after Ranch style home offers parking, corner lot, seven room, 2-3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, beautiful and spacious kitchen w/ oversized island, gorgeous sunroom w/ glass walls,      $510,000. WONDERING WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH? CALL FOR YOUR FREE MARKET ANALYSIS! EVERETT - Well-established Auto Body/Auto Re          parking, many possibilities, close to all major routes and Encore Casino. $2,000,000. LITTLEFIELD REAL ESTATE SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial. New windows, siding, new kitchen with quartz counters, stainless appliances, new cabinets. New hardwood flooring throughout house. New heat. Central AC. New maintenance free deck..........$570,000 WAKEFIELD CONDO ~ 3 rooms, 1 bed, 1 bath, newly renovated, SS appliances, granite, high ceilings, deeds parking, pets allowed ....... $269,900 SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial, 4-5 bedroom, 2 full baths, gas heat, central AC, new siding, new roof, hardwood flooring, fresh paint, new kitchen with SS appliances quartz counters ...............$559,900 38 Main Street, Saugus MA WWW.LITTLEFIELDRE.COM 781-233-1401 WAKEFIELD ~ New construction duplex. 3 bed, 2.5 baths, 2400 sq feet, garage under, central AC, Gas heat, fireplace living room............. Call Keith Littlefield for pricing Call Rhonda Combe For all your REVERE BEACH ~ Condo, 2 beds, 2 baths, quartz counters, SS appliances, central AC, beautiful ocean views, indoor pool, gym, sauna...... $394,900 real estate needs!! 781-706-0842 SAUGUS ~ 3 bed, 1.5 bath colonial. Open concept 1st floor, 2 car garage, newer gas heat, roof and HW heater, prof landscaping....$439,900 REVERE ~ 2 family located in the Beachmont area, 3 beds, one bath in top unit, 2 beds, one bath lower unit.....................................$639,000 Call Eric Rosen for all your real estate needs. 781-223-0289 WILMINGTON ~ Colonial featuring 4 beds and 2 full baths, great dead end location, central AC, hardwood flooring, finished lower level..$534,900 MELROSE ~ Single family, 4 bed, 2 full bath, SS appliances, new gas heat, quartz counters, Central AC, Garage under...................$650,000 LAND FOR SALE SAUGUS Call Rhonda Combe at 781-706-0842 for details!! SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRACT SOLD

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