Have a Safe & Happy Mother’s Day! Vol. 34, No.19 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday City Welcomes New Officers to Police Dept. 781-286-8500 Friday, May 10, 2024 CFO presents positive outlook on FY25 budget, expresses concern over new RHS funding By Barbara Taormina C ity Chief Financial Offi cer Richard Viscay presented the City Council Chambers this week with facts and figures about the FY2025 budget and a forecast that stretches out 10 years in an overview of the city’s fi nancial condition. Viscay divided his number-rich presentation into bite-sized pieces, beginning with some good news. CFO PRESENTS | SEE Page 6 Revere baseball rides hot Mayor Patrick Keefe, Police Chief David Callahan and Capt. Maria Lavita welcomed Offi cers Estefania Rivera and Melissa Arias to the Revere Police Dept. last Monday during a city hall swearingin ceremony attended by family and friends. See page 17 for photo highlights. (Advocate photo) Mayor, landscape architects obtain residents’ feedback on designing a forest pocket park By Tara Vocino M ayor Patrick Keefe and landscape architects engaged with residents in designing a forest pocket park at 69 Shirley Ave. on Saturday morning. According to the National Recreation and Park Association, SHIRLEY AVE | SEE Page 10 streak, eyes postseason By Dom Nicastro T he Revere High School Patriots baseball team knows exactly what’s in front of it: six more games to go. Three wins are needed to make the postseason. That’s where the Patriots stood after 12 games and a 6-6 record. Like their record, their play has been up and down but mostly competitive. Lately, it’s been good times, with three wins in their last four games. “I just think in any of the facets of the game, we’re looking for growth,” Revere coach Mike Manning said. “We’ve actually been focusing on really trying to clean up our baserunning. We’ve had a lot of baserunning lapses, and our approach hasn’t been great. We’ve been working on cleaning that up. We’re working on improving our hitting, and we are seeing some people kind of snap out of some funks that they had in the early part of the season. We’re excited to be getting healthier, too. We’ve had some guys out of the lineup due to injury, so hopefully, it looks like we’re getting back to almost full health. We’re just competing and not giving up.” Revere got its most recent victory against Chelsea (132), completing the season sweep of the Red Devils. Danny Hou had his fi rst hit in that win. The team had a scheduled game against Malden Wednesday, May 8, but likely was looking at a rainout. Before that, the team also beat East Boston, 13-2, in a non-league affair that was called after fi ve innings because of the mercy rule, just like Chelsea. Senior Ollie Svendsen was lights out on the mound with fi ve innings pitched, no earned runs, and eight strikeouts. Senior Kyle Cummings went 2-for-4 with a home run, three runs, and five RBIs, and sophomore Dom Bellia added two RBIs and two stolen bases. BASEBALL | SEE Page 4 Residents voted on what elements they would like in the park. Shown from left to right: Ana Pineda, dog Max and Brian Flores, with MGH Revere CARES Healthy and Active Living Director Viviana Cataño and Ward 2 City Councillor Ira Novoselsky. (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino)

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THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 Page 3 Revere resident awarded scholarship from MassCPAs T his week the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MassCPAs) announced that Kimberly Tran of Revere was awarded the Women in Accounting Gold Scholarship by the MassCPAs Educational Foundation’s 2024 Scholarship Program. Tran, a student at UMass Amherst, was one of 51 students selected to receive a scholarship. The students will be honored for their awards at MassCPAs’ annual, memberwide networking event, Connect 2024, on May 8. “The dedication and talent of these scholarship recipients is truly inspiring,” said MassCPAs President/CEO Zach Donah, CAE. “Their commitment to the accounting profession fills us with confi dence about the future of the industry in Massachusetts. We’re honored to support their academic journeys and play a role in their success. We extend our sincere gratitude to this year’s donors and volunteers for helping students achieve their dreams through our scholarship program.” Scholarships are funded 100% through donations to the MassCPAs Educational Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to inspire and support the next generation of CPAs in Massachusetts, and since the program’s inception in 2006, the Foundation has awarded over 400 scholarships to aspiring CPAs, ranging from $2,500-$10,000 and totaling more than $1,900,000. MassCPAs scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate accounting students who are attending a college or university in Massachusetts or attending an out-of-state college or university while having a permanent residence in Massachusetts. Scholarship funds are issued directly to the students and can be used for tuition, books, interviewing expenses or other needs. For more information about the Educational Foundation — https://www. masscpas.org/ed-foundation/ scholarship-program “MassCPAs is committed to fostering a diverse and talented accounting workforce,” said MassCPAs Director of Academic and Career Development Allie Orlando. “These scholarships address fi nancial barriers and create opportunities for deserving students. We are deeply grateful to our individual and fi rm donors who share our vision. Together, we are building a stronger future for the accounting profession in Massachusetts.” RHS Patriots Tennis Team Honor Senior RHS Patriots Boys Varsity Tennis Team senior Raihan Ahmed with Head Coach Michael Flynn was honored during last Wednesday’s Boys’ Tennis Senior Night at Rossetti Park in Everett. (Advocate photo by Tara Vocino) Lawrence A. Simeone Jr. Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net Kimberly Tran of Revere, recipient of a Women in Accounting Gold Scholarship (Courtesy photo) Fundraiser brings ‘Dial M for Murder’ to the stage Classic mystery gets a modern twist at MVES benefi t T hrills and chills, all for a great cause! Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) will host a performance of “Dial M for Murder” on Thursday, May 16, at Greater Boston Stage Company at 395 Main St. in Stoneham. The show is MVES’ annual Spring for Independence fundraiser, which benefi ts older adults and people with disabilities in our community. MVES invites theatergoers to a preshow reception at 6 p.m. with complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. In “Dial M for Murder,” Tony believes his wife Margot is having an aff air, and he wants revenge. He plans out the perfect murder. Or is it? The audience follows twists and turns as the suspense builds — will Tony succeed in his empt and will he be caught? ched out as for-murder. For more info about Dial M for Murder the show, please contact MVES’ Development Department at 781-388-4802 or development@ mves.org. Founded in 1975, MVES provides resources and care to older adults and people with disabilities and serves many communities north of Boston. For more info, visit www.mves.org.

Page 4 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 COACH | FROM Page 2 er has the most high school coaching wins combined in city history and is the only coach to have led teams to league championships at both Malden High and Malden Catholic, as well as set school records for baseball wins in a season at both schools. Coach Freker is the only high school coach in Greater Boston League history to have coached two players who pitched in Major League Baseball — Kevin McGlinchy (19992004, Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Devil Rays) and Rich Barker (1998-2000, Chicago Cubs) — and who won a National League Pennant and pitched in the World Series (Kevin McGlinchy, 1999, Malden High alumnus Class of 1995). Barker was a 1991 Malden High graduate. Between Malden High (7) and Malden Catholic (11), Coach Freker has coached 18 players who have either been drafted (15) or signed as a free agent and played professional baseball, the most players to the professional ranks of any coach in New England over the past 35 years. Coach Freker has also coached well over 125 players who have gone on to play college baseball, many of whom were Division 1 and Division 2 scholarship players. Coach Freker also coached for three seasons at Saugus High (2014-2016), where he guided six players to the college ranks, the first Saugus High players to make that jump in 20 years. The combined number of college players produced is one of the highest of any three schools combined over the last 35 years. “I have been fortunate to have had the privilege of  BASEBALL | FROM Page 1 “That was a true team win,” 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 Open Tues. - Sat. at 4:00 PM Closed Sun. & Mon. Announcing our Classic SpecialsAnnouncing our Classic Specials Dine In Only:Dine In Only: * FREE Salad wi * FREE Salad with purth purchase ofchase of Entree, Tuesdays & W dnesdays * Cheese Pizza - Only $10* Cheese Pizza - Only $10 Catch ALL TheCatch ALL The Live Sports Live Sports Action On Our Action On Our Large Scr Large Screeneen TV’ TV’s www.810bargrille.com Revere’s Dom Bellia crosses home plate during recent action against Chelsea. (Advocate fi le photo) Scan & Follow Us on Facebook!Scan & Follow Us on Facebook! Entree, Tuesdays & Wednesdays Manning said. “Everyone on the team was able to make it into the lineup and contribute, which is always great for us.” Revere before that traveled to Medford, where it won a game in extra innings that began in Revere early in the season. It was 3-3 in extras when they called the game earlier in the season due to darkness, and Revere won the continuance, 4-3, thanks to Brendan Sack’s walkoff double in the ninth to fi nish the suspended game. Svendsen began the inning with a hit, and Cummings walked to set up Sack’s dramatics. Svendsen also got the win on the mound with a clean inning. In Game 2, Revere lost an early 5-0 lead. Cummings was his hot self at the plate, with four hits and a homer. “That fi rst game was pretty exciting,” Manning said. “In the second game, we got off to a really good start, but Medford just kept tacking on runs, and we ended up losing 11-5.” Revere before that had suffered a 6-4 loss to Greater Boston League rival Lynn English, which hit a pair of homers. “Every game is important at this point,” Manning said. “We’re kind of playing for our tournament lives and taking it one game at a time.” coaching some fantastic players — some of the best players in their school’s respective history — and also had some remarkably dedicated assistant coaches, including my assistants this season, varsity assistant Mike DiCato and Phil Cook and JV head coach Mike Nicholson,” Freker said. “Mike DiCato (2010-present) and former assistant coach Dave Lightbody (2000-2012) were with me the longest [and have] been instrumental in many of those wins and have been so valuable with their knowledge and compassion for the game and the kids,” Freker said. “I am also so grateful to my past and present Athletic Directors. Malden High AD Charlie Conefrey and Malden High principal Chris Mastrangelo brought me back here in 2017 and it was the best move I have made and he has been so supportive, every day I have been here.” “Rick Mazzei hired me at Malden Catholic in 2000 and took a chance on an outside guy and then the late Chris Serino trusted me to coach his own sons as the Athletic Director,” Coach Freker added. “I am also very grateful and appreciative to Mayor Gary Christenson, Malden’s biggest sports fan and former Malden Mayors Richard Howard, Ed Lucey and the late Jim Conway. They have all gone out of their way to acknowledge our successes and off er guidance and support, always.” “It’s been a great ride and it’s still going, that’s the best part,” Coach Freker said. Honoring mothers today and every day. Happy Mother’s Day. 100 Salem Turnpike, Saugus, MA 01906 WINWASTESAUGUS.COM

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 Page 5 Celebrate Mother’s Day and support women’s wellness with free Bluebikes rides from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts A s part of a month-long celebration for National Bike Month and Women’s Health Awareness Month, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (“Blue Cross”) will sponsor $5 Bluebikes credits each upcoming Sunday in May. WHAT: Blue Cross invites families and friends to take a complimentary spin on a Bluebike this Mother’s Day as part of National Bike Month and Women’s Health Awareness Month. On Sundays through the remainder of May, Blue Cross is off ering a $5 credit for Bluebikes rides, which can be redeemed for traditional pedal bikes or innovative e-bikes (additional per-minute fees apply), encouraging individuals to prioritize physical activity and reap the numerous health benefi ts of cycling. The credits are available for same day use, while supplies last. WHEN: Mother’s Day Sunday, May 12, 2024. HOW: Individuals can access the $5 Bluebikes credit for Sunday, May 12 with code BLUECROSSHEALTH12 in the Bluebikes app, and it can used across the Bluebikes system’s 13 municipalities for both pedal and e-bikes (per minute fees apply): Arlington, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Newton, Revere, Salem, Somerville and Watertown. WHY: Biking promotes physical activity and supports cardiovascular health, reducing stress while strengthening muscles. Blue Cross, the proud title sponsor of Bluebikes, encourages the community to join this fun and healthy celebration of moms and women’s wellness. ~ THINKING OUT LOUD ~ When Did We Stop Prioritizing Veterans? I By Sal Giarratani always read Bob Katzen’s Beacon Hill Roll Call. It highlights votes on amendments that we otherwise do not even know what happened to, as our state legislators vote measures up or down and often quickly and silently. As I read Katzen’s Roll Call on May 5 in the Advocate, I noticed the vote on House 4600. The House rejected an amendment on a 27-129 vote that would prioritize honorably discharged homeless veterans for eligibility for placement in the shelter assistance program. As someone who enlisted in the US Air Force right out of high school back in 1966, we shouldn’t even need this amendment. In the past, it would have been just common sense that veterans move to the front of the line when in need. Yesterday, such a thing would have been common sense but that was yesterday. The amendment’s sponsor was House Republican Leader Brad Jones, R-North Reading, and as Jones pointed out, “No individual who has served his country with valor and dedication should ever be forced to sleep on the street. Ensuring the well-being of homeless veterans, who have sacrifi ced so much for our country and our commonwealth, is not a policy decision, it is a moral imperative.” Apparently, only 26 other state reps agreed with him. Many Democrats called this bill a political ploy by the Republicans which was their excuse to vote it down the drain. The original reason behind the right-to-shelter law was to help not just veterans but all who lived in Massachusetts who ended up homeless for no reason of their own. Now, this law has been refi ned by Gov. Healey and Democrats up on the hill to provide housing for the overfl owing migrants coming into Massachusetts thanks to the Biden Open Border policies. Remember when Martha Coakley once stated it isn’t illegal to be an illegal in Massachusetts? Well, that has now become the reality. Legally present undocumented migrants are now seemingly no longer illegal in Massachusetts, they now need room and board, free food and so much more. Good country America, especially if you don’t come from here. Same for those 129 Democrats who pretend we don’t have a homeless veteran crisis here among us. When I was growing up in the 50s, I remember knowing a lot of WWII veterans. I also knew several who survived Pearl Harbor, too. They were heroes to all of us back in those days. I even knew a member of the Rough Riders who went up San Juan Hill with Col. Teddy Roosevelt in 1898. Our politicians have all gone far too woke for their own good and ours. Ronald Reagan once observed that America is always one generation away from losing its cherished freedoms. We must stand together. Kudos to the 27 mostly Republicans up on Beacon Hill who made the right vote on H.4600. Veterans like me thank them for their vote. Shame on the others. 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The largest expenditures for the 2025 budget include $32.7 million for public safety, police and fire, $129.3 million for education, $4 million for public works and $46 million in fixed costs, such as employee health care. According to Viscay, there are still some outstanding issues, such as contracts with police, fire and public works employees, but he said, without hesitation, the budget would be balanced when it is officially submitted on June 3. But in describing 2026 and beyond, Viscay said forecasts are fluid and many factors can change the numbers. Much of what Viscay presented in his forecast was tied to the theme of creating financial capacity to pay for the new high school and the regional technical high school. About 20 percent of the stu                                                      dents who attend Northeast Metro Tech are Revere residents, and the city is obligated to pick up 20 percent of the cost of that high school. Viscay ran through the revenue the city is expecting from new growth and said that ultimately, with Suffolk Downs and all of the other development taking place in the city, Revere will be collecting an additional $29.2 million in new tax revenue. “New growth will help offset the cost of debt service and all the other services provided by the city. The city is relying on this new growth to help build the high school,” Viscay told the City Council. And there are other options to increase revenue. The Municipal Empowerment Act is a new tool being considered at the state level that would allow cities and towns to charge a five percent surcharge on excise tax. The Act would also allow communities to increase the local option meals tax from.75 percent to 1 percent and the rooms tax from 6 to 7 percent. That money would be unrestricted and go into the General Fund. Viscay said department heads are conducting a fee survey to see where Revere stands compared to neighboring peer communities of Everett, Malden, Chelsea and Salem. “We want to see if there are opportunities to increase fees,” said Viscay, adding that some fees haven’t been looked at for 10 or 20 years. Another opportunity Viscay told the council they may want to consider is marijuana. Communities have benefitted from tax revenue from $1 billion in marijuana sales. “We’re missing out on all that money and I think we should consider it,” said Viscay, who added that the city would have to revoke its ordinance banning marijuana sales. The Community Preservation Act, which tacks on a one to three percent surcharge to property taxes, is another option. Viscay also mentioned some type of fee for trash collection, adding that Revere is one of the only communities without trash bag stickers or an annual fee. Viscay said threats that could throw off his forecast are inflation, downturns in the economy, interest rates could change and local aid could decrease. He did not mention the $100 million eminent domain lawsuit the former owners of Wonderland have filed against the city as a threat. Councillors expressed their gratitude to Viscay for the information, saying they are better informed to vote on the bond for the high school now. The exception was Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto, who has been a vocal opponent of building a new high school at Wonderland and taking that property off of the city’s tax rolls. “I’m not convinced,” said Zambuto. “I see problems, problem in public safety. I’m hoping these projections hold without reducing services, without reducing public safety. We’re not going to build this high school on marijuana.” Viscay said that everyone wants a new high school but they are nervous about some things. Viscay admitted he was also nervous but he believes it could be done, but it would require some work. He proposed creating a longrange financial planning subcommittee to track progress. “I’m worried about taxpayers — young families — this is a risk,” said City Council President Anthony Cogliandro. “But it’s being made more comfortable to take it.”     

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 Page 7 ~ REVERE CIT Y COUNCIL ROUND-UP ~ Councillor seeks City Recognition for Day of Remembrance By Barbara Taormina T his week City Council Vice President Ira Novoselsky connected Revere with the rest of the country and the world by calling for the city to mark the Days of Remembrance when people come together to mourn the six million Jews who were systematically targeted and murdered during the Holocaust, one of the darkest chapters in human history. “We recommit ourselves to make real the promise of never again,” said Novoselsky. “The charge has never been more urgent since the attack on October 7. While Jews around the world are still coping with the trauma of that attack, we have seen an alarming surge of antisemitism at home and abroad.” “Any type of hate speech has no place on college campuses or anywhere else in our country. This includes calls for harassment and violence against Jews. As Americans we cannot stay silent while Jews are targeted. “We hold the Jewish community close to our hearts. In silence, wounds deepen, but in remembrance comes healing and repair.” Novoselsky called on schools to teach the horror of the Holocaust to students and for all to pause and remember the history. Council approves Bond Authorization request for new High School The City Council voted to approve the language of the bond authorization request of $493,217,901 for the new high school, which will go to a public hearing on May 20. Although the city is expecting a signifi cant portion of the cost to be covered by reimbursements from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, the city is required to bond the full cost of the school. Four-year term, hiring amendment approved for Dept. of Public Works Supt. The City Council approved an amendment to the city ordinance regarding the term of the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works. The Superintendent will be appointed by the Mayor subject to City Council confi rmation. The Superintendent will serve a fouryear term, the same as the Mayor, until a successor is appointed. The amendment received a favorable recommendation from the Legislative Aff airs Subcommittee. Legislative Affairs Subcommittee recommends food truck ordinance changes The Legislative Affairs Subcommittee also recommended changes to the food truck ordinance which were also approved unanimously by the City Council. Changes include striking the following locations: Broadway, east side only north of Cheever Street and south of Hyde Street not to exceed two trucks at any one time. Only one food truck on the Shirley Avenue municipal lot at any one time; only two food trucks allowed on Bennington Street, east side only, at or near Jimmy Kimmerle Park north of Crescent Avenue. In the section of the ordinance that defi nes hours of operation, the words two food trucks were changed to allow one food truck. Also, any vehicle used to tow food trucks must be detached and parked in a legal parking space to avoid taking up parking in front of brickand-mortar businesses. Mayoral appointments The City Council referred Mayor Patrick Keefe’s nomination of Deborah Frank to the AffordGerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657 SABATINO/MASTROCOLA INSURANCE AGENCY 519 BROADWAY EVERETT, MA 02149 Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available Sabatino Insurance is proud to welcome the loyal customers of tino I sur nce is p the l yal customers of ALWAYS READY TO SERVE YOU: Our Staff are, Emma Davidson, Jeimy Sanchez, Josephine Leone, Marie D’Amore, Rocco Longo, Z’andre Lopez, Anthony DiPierro, Darius Goudreau, Laurette Murphy, Danielle Goudreau and Tina Davidson. PHONE: (617) 387-7466 FAX: (617) 381-9186 Visit us online at: WWW.SABATINO-INS.COM d t welcome Veteran’s Affairs request Memorial Poles for three vets The council approved Director of Veterans Aff airs Nicholas Bua’s request for Memorial poles for Henry “Rico” Meoli, US Air Force and Army Airborne, Daniel Singer, US Navy, Korea, and Rosario J. Spagnolo, Army, Vietnam. able Housing Trust Fund Board to the Appointments Subcommittee for review.

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Page 10 The New Flea Market of Saint Anthony’s 250 Revere St., Revere 781-910-8615 SATURDAY, MAY 11TH 8 AM -2 PM ADMISSION .50 FREE COFFEE AND TEA GREAT DAY TO BUY FOR MOTHER’S DAY IF INTERESTED IN TABLES PLEASE CALL LYNDA: 781-910-8615 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 SHIRLEY AVE | FROM Page 1 a pocket park is a small outdoor space, usually no more than ¼ of an acre, usually only a few house lots in size or smaller, most often located in an urban area surrounded by commercial buildings or houses on small lots with few places for people to gather, relax, or to enjoy the outdoors. They are also called vest pocket parks, a term fi rst used in the 1960’s. Pocket parks are urban open spaces on a small-scale and provide a safe and inviting environment for surrounding community members. They also meet a variety of needs and functions, including: small event space, play areas for children, spaces for relaxing or meeting friends, taking lunch breaks, etc. Garfi eld Elementary School fi rst-graders Lian (at right) and Christopher Peres told ASK + Principal Sara Cohen that they’d like to see butterfl ies, monkey bars and slides at the park. Successful “pocket parks” have four key qualities: they are accessible; allow people to engage in activities; are comfortable spaces and have a good image; and fi nally, are sociable places: one where people meet each other and take people to when they come to visit. 425r Broadway, Saugus Located adjacent to Kohls Plaza Route 1 South in Saugus at the intersection of Walnut Street We are on MBTA Bus Route 429 781-231-1111 We are a Skating Rink with Bowling Alleys, Arcade and two TV’s where the ball games are always on! PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULE 12-7 p.m. Sunday Monday Tuesday $9.00 Price includes Roller Skates Rollerblades/inline skates $3.00 additional cost Private Parties 7:30-11 p.m. Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday $10.00 Price includes Roller Skates Adult Night 18+ Only Private Parties Private Parties 4-8 p.m. $10.00 8:30-11 p.m. $11. 18+ Adults Only After 7 PM 12-9 p.m. $9.00 Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Sorry No Checks - ATM on site Roller skate rentals included in all prices Inline Skate Rentals $3.00 additional BIRTHDAY & PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE www.roller-world.com Women Encouraging Empowerment Executive Director Olga Tacure (second from left) helped organize Saturday’s event. Shown from left to right: Ward 2 City Councillor Ira Novoselsky, Cityscapes botanical designer Danielle Nordenberg, resident Danielle Osterman, MassDevelopment Transformative Development Initiative fellow Laura Christopher, ASK + Principal Sara Cohen, MGH Revere CARES Healthy and Active Living Director Viviana Cataño and ASK + landscape designer Huachen Zhang. Cityscapes Plant Care donated 40 plants to encourage people to get involved in the planting. ASK + Principal Sara Cohen explained material and plant options to David, Alejandra and Samantha Hahn, 2, for Forest Pocket Park project, which is expected to begin construction in the fall.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 Page 11 Mayor Patrick Keefe wants to see shade and trees at this park. Jim Mercurio, co-owner of Mercurio Brothers, donated strawberry plants. At right is Cityscapes botanical designer Danielle Nordenberg. Shown from left to right: residents Manuel, Priscila and Ana Lemus said they want to see a lot of fl owers at the park. Residents Paula Sepulveda (at left) and Enzo Juarez want to see curbed walls. Residents Fallete Moreira (at left) and Miriam Andrade want to see a lot of trees and colors at the park. Residents Elvia Cardona (at left) and Emilce Arroyave hope to see plants and a playground at the park. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)

Page 12 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 Ward 5 City Councillor Angela Guarino-Sawaya Revere’s First Lady Jennifer Keefe and Councillor Guarino-Sawaya. Councillor Guarino-Sawaya with Councillor At-Large Anthony Zambuto. Councillor Angela Guarino-Sawaya is shown welcoming a guest during her fundraiser. Councillor Guarino-Sawaya with State Senator Lydia Edwards. Councillor Guarino-Sawaya with her proud son, Anthony Sawaya, Jr. Councillor Guarino-Sawaya and comedian Jay “The Boston Guido”. Councillor Angela Guarino-Sawaya is shown welcoming a guest during her fundraiser. Shown from left to right are, Revere Public Library staff Krystee Maniscalco, Councillor Angela Guarino-Sawaya, and Diana Luongo. When introducing her, Mayor Patrick Keefe said he developed a working relationship with Councillor GuarinoSawaya. Shown with Councillor Angela Guarino-Sawaya, front center), from left, are; Mayor Patrick Keefe, Jr., School Committeeman John Kingston, and fellow city councillors Anthony Cogliandro, Juan Pablo Jaramillo, Joan Mckenna, Ira Novoselsky, and Paul Argenzio. (Photo by Tara Vocino)

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 Page 13 Hosts Packed Spring Fling Fundraiser at La Hacienda Shown from left to right, are: Kevin O’Malley, Elaine Brown, Councillor Guarino-Sawaya, and Ester Trillo O’Malley. Shown from left to right, are: proud brother, Amedeo Guarino, Councillor Guarino-Sawaya, mother, Elena Guarino and Dr. Alba DeSimone. Shown from left to right, are: Councillor Angela Guarino-Sawaya, Tony Sawaya, Kenny Gould, and Felicia Napolitano. Shown from left to right, are: Council President Anthony Cogliandro, Councillor Guarino-Sawaya, and Mayor Patrick Keefe. Ward 5 Councillor Angela Guarino-Sawaya is shown with her guests during her Spring Fling fundraiser. Shown from left to right, are: Bernardo Sepulveda, City Councillor Guarino-Sawaya, realtor Lou Markakis and Councillor-At-Large Bob Haas. Supporters Patrick and Carmen Menezes. Shown from left to right, are: Rick Salvo, David Barsky, Jewel Saeed, Councillor At-Large Tony Zambuto, Councillor Guarino-Sawaya, Phil Consolo, Jimmy Nigro, Bernardo Sepulveda, Rob Nakashian, Councillor At-Large Juan Jaramillo, Lou Markakis and Mario Zepaj. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Thank You to all my family, friends & supporters forThank You to all my family, friends & supporters for making my Spring Fling fundraiser a Great Success! making my Spring Fling fundraiser a Great Success! YoYour Ward 5 City Councillorard 5 City Councillor Angela Guarino-SawayaAngela Guarino-Sawaya (Paid Pol. Adv.)

Page 14 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 By Tara Vocino R evere High School Patriots Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Team shared their future plans during their Senior Night on Monday at Harry Della Russo Stadium. RHS Patriots Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Team shares college acceptances on Senior Night Senior Long Stick Midfi elder Andrew Leone was accompanied by his proud father John, his mother Joy, and his brothers John and Matt Leone. After graduation, Leone plans to attend Assumption University for fi nance. Senior Goalie Santiago Gil Betancourt was accompanied by his friend, Paris Peguero Peña. After graduation, Gil plans to attend Emerson College for journalism. Senior Defensemen Alejandro Ventura was accompanied by his father Gustavo and his brother Matteo. Ventura plans to attend Franklin Cummings Tech to hopefully become an electrician after graduation. Senior Attackman Tony Nguyen was accompanied by his father, Charlie Nguyen, who is a Vietnam veteran. After graduation, Nguyen plans to attend UMass Amherst for computer science. Senior Captain Midfi elder Guillermo Menjivar was accompanied by his mother Jennie, as well as his sisters Gisselle and Susan. Menijivar plans to attend UMass Lowell for fi - nance after graduation. Senior Defenseman Jose Ozuna was accompanied by his father Carlos, brother Michael and family. After graduation, Ozuna plans to study biomedical engineering. Senior Captain Attackman Walid Harda was accompanied by his friends, Skye Merlo, Ambra De Cicco, Daniella Preston and Ricky Tran. After graduation, Harda plans to attend Bridgewater State University, where he is committed to play lacrosse, and study aviation management. Senior Midfi elder Harrison Rua was accompanied by his father, Greg and his brother, Gavin. After graduation, Rua plans to attend Rochester Institute of Technology for mechanical engineering. Senior Midfi elder Angel Reyes was accompanied by his friends, Skye Merlo, Ambra De Cicco, Daniella Preston and Ricky Tran. After graduation, Reyes plans to travel for a year and visit family. Senior Defenseman Sam Romelien was accompanied by his cousin Betina Romelien and his cousin Ethan Francois. After graduation, Romelien plans to attend Bridgewater State University to study computer science. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 Page 15 ~ REVERE HIGH SCHOOL PATRIOTS SPORTS ROUND-UP ~ By Dom Nicastro Revere falls to Medford, tops East Boston Revere fell to Medford, 16-6. Revere took a lead in the top of the second inning. Caleigh Joyce homered to center fi eld, scoring two runs, to give Revere the leg up, 2-1. Medford fl ipped the game on its head in the bottom of the second, scoring six runs on three hits to take a 7-2 lead. Danni Hope Randall took the loss for Revere. The starting pitcher went six innings, allowing 16 runs (three earned) on nine hits, striking out 13 and walking fi ve. Joyce went 1-for-3 at the plate, leading the team with two runs batted in. Lea Doucette led Revere with three hits in three at-bats. Frankie Reed led Revere with three walks. Overall, the team had a strong eye at the plate, collecting nine walks for the game. Reed and Riley Straccia each stole multiple bases for Revere, which ran wild on the base paths, piling up seven stolen bases for the game. Revere got back in the win column and qualifi ed for the postseason with a 25-13 win over East Boston. Revere collected 15 hits, while East Boston had three. Revere jumped out to the lead in the top of the fi rst inning after an error scored two runs. Reed provided pop in the middle of the lineup and led Revere with four runs batted in. The infi elder went 2-for-4 on the day. Brianna Miranda, Revere’s No. 8 hitter, led the team with three hits in fi ve at-bats. Doucette and Gianna Chiodi each collected multiple hits for Revere. Revere had patience at the plate, tallying eight walks for the game. Luiza Santos and Ally Straccia led the team with two bases on balls each. Joyce, Lea Doucette, Reed, Santos, and Anna Doucette each stole multiple bases for Revere, which had 15 stolen bases for the game. Chiodi earned the win for Revere. She allowed three hits and 13 runs (two earned) over fi ve innings, striking out six and walking seven. Revere boys lacrosse honors seniors It was Senior Night for Revere boys lacrosse against Saugus: • #1 Midfielder Guillermo Menjivar • #5 Attackman Vietnam “Tony” Nguyen-Pham • #9 Defenseman Yahir Alejandro Ventura • #11 Long Stick Midfi elder Andrew Leone • #12 Attackman Walid Harda • #19 Goalkeeper Santiago Gil • #21 Midfi elder Angel Reyes • #22 Midfi elder Harrison Rua • #24 Midfi elder Jack Cambriello • #26 Defenseman Marckly-Sam Romelien • #28 Defenseman Jose Ozuna “It was a good turnout for Senior Night against Saugus,” Revere coach Jordan DeBarros said. His team lost 14-1. “The seniors were well represented by their friends and family and played their hearts out.” The game was going well for Revere in the fi rst half, particularly on defense. Sophomore midfi elder Hugo Diaz scored his fi rst goal of the season. Guilherme Andrade made seven saves in net. “Despite the efforts and shots on off ense, there were some challenges, especially in the third quarter that led us to fall behind in the game and ultimately lose,” the Revere coach said. Revere girls tennis drops two Revere lost to Everett, 4-1, and Somerville, 3-2. At third singles against Everett, Lesly Calderon Lopez won, 6-0, 6-3. Against Somerville, Revere got wins from fi rst singles Dayna Phan, 6-1, 6-2, and second singles Jaimy Gomez, 6-4, 7-5. “Overall, the team played well in both matches,” Revere coach Carla Maniscalco said. Revere boys tennis falls to Everett, Somerville, Medford Michael Flynn, Revere’s boys tennis coach, said his team is “really improving and our new players have improved their level greatly. We had some very competitive matches this past week. We lost a very fun and competitive match to Medford (3-2 loss) that lasted three hours.” At fi rst singles, Nick Aguiar lost to a strong player and played an excellent match, 6-1, 6-2. At second singles, Vincent Phan played a very strong match and lost to a good player, 6-3, 6-1. At third singles, Raihan Ahmed played a very strong match and won, 6-0, 6-1. At fi rst doubles, Nick Barry and Ethan Men played well and lost, 6-2, 6-0. At second doubles, Indrit Tamizi and Vic Cisneros played an excellent match and won, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (10-3 in a 10-point tiebreak). Against Everett, the match lasted long as well. At first singles, Ahmed won in a very long match, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. At second singles, Phan played very well in a close 7-5, 6-4 loss. At third singles, a hurt Aguiar played a very tough match and won, 7-5, 6-1. At fi rst doubles, Tamizi and Cisneros played an excellent match in a tough 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 loss. At second doubles, Men and Steven Espinal played an excellent match together in a 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 loss. In a 5-0 loss to Somerville, Flynn said the team played its best match and that he is “really happy with our improvement and development.” At fi rst singles, Phan played his best match against a really good Somerville player in a 6-0, 6-2 loss. He played great the entire match, Flynn said. At second singles, Ahmed played really well against a good player in a 6-1, 6-1 loss. At third singles, Tamizi, who usually plays doubles, played really well at singles in a 6-1, 6-1 loss. At fi rst doubles, Cisneros and Men continued to improve in a 6-0, 6-2 loss. At second doubles, Rayan Elmzidi and Espinal played really well in a 6-0, 6-2 loss. Revere girls track keeps shining Revere beat Medford, 88-34, and moved to 5-0. Liv Yuong was the top scorer again, placing fi rst in the high jump, long jump, and 100 hurdles (15 points total). She hit a new season PR in the high jump with a jump of 4-10, which qualifi es her for the D1 State Meet later this month. Gemma Stamatopoulos scored 14 points for the team with a fi rst-place fi nish and three second-place finishes. She took fi rst in the 800, continuing her undefeated streak, and took second in the long jump, high jump, and 400 hurdles. Ashley Cabrera Rodriguez took two fi rst-place fi nishes in the 400 hurdles and the triple jump, scoring 10 points for the team. The discus trio of Jocelyn Lazo, Angelina Montoya, and Ashley Chandler swept in the event. Other fi rst-place fi nishes included Francoise Kodjo in the shot put, Giselle Salvador in the 100 with a new PR, and Olivia Rupp in the mile. Other second-place fi nishes included Yara Belguendouz in the 100 hurdles, Salvador in the 200m, Rania Hamdani in the 400, Genevieve Zierten in both the 800 and mile, and Rocio Gonzalez in the 2-mile. Also this weekend, Stamatopoulos was the lone competitor at the MSTCA Jim Hoar Freshman/Sophomore meet on Saturday, May 4 in Weymouth. She competed in three events and set season bests in two out of three. She had a season-best in the high jump, jumping 4-8 and scoring 10th place overall. She also had a season-best in the 800 with a 2:36.70, placing 16th overall. She ran a 1:18.80 in the 400 hurdles for a 15th-place overall. “Absolutely incredible day for Gemma who has really shown strength this season as she takes on and excels in so many more events,” Revere girls track coach Racquel MacDonald-Ciambelli said. “It is always so exciting watching her compete, and her competitive drive is unmatched.” Revere will honor its seniors at Senior Night against Chelsea Thursday, May 9. Revere boys volleyball picks up two wins Revere beat Madison Park, 3-2. Larry Claudio had 44 assists, and Ruben Rodriguez added 32 kills. Revere beat Medford, 3-1. Claudio had 28 assists, and Rodriguez contributed 10 kills. RevereTV Spotlight Y ou can now watch a highlight reel from the Beautify Revere event in honor of Earth Day a few weeks ago. Beautify Revere was the annual spring cleanup day held at various locations around the city. The day’s work ended with a barbecue celebration at McMackin Memorial Park (formerly known as the American Legion Lawn) on Broadway. Watch RevereTV’s coverage of this event in between programming on the Community Channel for the next few weeks. Revere Youth Baseball and Softball League had their Annual Opening Ceremony Parade last weekend. All teams, coaches and families were invited to walk from the Susan B. Anthony School and Whelan School to the Fields at Griswold Park by St. Mary’s Church. Mayor Patrick Keefe threw the opening pitch and there was an appearance by Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster. Watch the parade coverage as it plays on the Community Channel, but it is also posted to RevereTV’s YouTube page. Students studying culinary arts from the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School are showing off their skills in a new cooking series called “Northeast Cooks.” Episode two is now airing on the RTV Community Channel. Under the guidance of Culinary Arts Department Head Elizabeth Beals-Henderson, the students in this episode lead the audience through preparing a sweet treat: chocolate chip cookies! Simply follow along to make the recipe yourself. All episodes of “Northeast Cooks” will also be posted to YouTube. The Boston Renegades Women’s Professional Football Team started their season a few weeks ago, and RevereTV will be covering all home games again this year. The fi rst home game aired live on RTV last Saturday — the women took on the Alabama Fire at Harry Della Russo Stadium. Watch replays of Saturday’s game now playing in the evenings on the Community Channel. The next Renegades game to watch is on Saturday, June 1. All games will replay on television, but also stay posted to YouTube to view at your convenience. RTV GOV is fully scheduled with Revere’s local government meetings. There was a City Council meeting on the past two Mondays, so expect to see replays of both in the current rotation. Meetings are typically scheduled to replay in dated order. This week’s schedule includes the Zoning Board of Appeals, Revere Board of Health, Legislative Sub-Committee, RHS Building Committee, Conservation Commission, Human Rights Commission and Aff ordable Housing Trust Fund. RTV GOV is channel 9 on Comcast and channels 13 and 613 for RCN subscribers. All meetings play live on YouTube as well. Temple Beth Shalom presents “Our Will To Live” O n Sunday, May 19, starting at 3:00 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom in Melrose, in conjunction with the Terezin Music Foundation, will present “Our Will To Live,” a multimedia presentation designed to honor the artists of Terezin, and educate the public about the atrocities of genocide and to have a better understanding of history. The story of the Terezin artists portrayed in “Our Will To Live” is a thought-provoking way to teach audiences about intolerance, genocide and the power of art and music to carry on. Leading scholar Mark Ludwig of the Terezin Music Foundation uses a multi-media program that includes music and art to engage and educate audiences. This powerful lecture includes thought-provoking discussions, allowing for a greater sense of awareness as to what took place in the Terezin concentration camps. It also shows how the Terezin artists used music and art as a way for them to get through the pain and suff ering they were enduring. For more information on this program or for tickets, please visit Temple Beth Shalom’s website at www.tbsma. org. Tickets are free but they are limited. There will be no tickets available at the door.

Page 16 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 BBB Scam Alert: New Facebook phishing scam scares page owners into sharing their password T How the scam works You receive an email that appears to come from Facebook and says something like this: “Recently, we discovered a breach of our Facebook Community Standards on your page. Your page has been disabled for violating Facebook Terms. If you believe the decision is incorrect, you can request a review and file an appeal at the link below.” The message may also state that if you don’t act in the next 24 hours, Facebook will delete your account permanently. The email includes a link that appears to lead to Facebook.com. Because you want to keep your account, you may think about clicking — however, you must stay calm and take a closer look. On closer inspection, you’ll likely fi nd signs of a scam. These include typos, email sender addresses that aren’t related to Facebook, and, if you hover over the link in the email (without clicking on it), you will discover that it doesn’t point to Facebook’s website. Another version of this Facebook phishing scam targets Facebook business pages with a threat to deactivate the account due to a Terms of Service or Community Standard violation. The message appears to come from Meta Business Support and requires the administrator to confi rm the Five Health Tips to Help Make the Most of Mother’s Day By Dr. Ana Stankovic, Chief Medical Offi cer, UnitedHealthcare of New England he latest social media scam is yet another phishing scheme designed to scare Facebook users into sharing their login credentials. Here’s how you can spot the scam and protect your account from hackers. account by clicking a link, or it will be permanently deleted. If you click the link, you’ll likely be taken to an offi ciallooking page and prompted to complete a form to appeal the policy violation. You’ll be asked for your login email, phone number, name, and other details. The page will ask you to confi rm your password when you hit submit. If you do, scammers will have all the information they need to hack your account. How to avoid Facebook phishing scams • Don’t panic. Always read suspicious emails carefully, looking for signs of a scam, before you act. Remember that scammers love to target social media accounts, so fake alerts aren’t uncommon. • Verify the claims. Log into your Facebook account directly to verify there is a problem before deciding how to proceed. • Always log into your account directly. Even if you think an alert is authentic, use your social media app to log in or enter the URL in the browser bar by typing it, not by clicking on a link sent to you. • Guard your login credentials carefully. Never enter your login information on a third-party website or a page other than the offi - cial Facebook website. Never send your login information to someone via email or Facebook Messenger. If you entered your login credentials into a fake form, change your password immediately. I t’s fi tting Mother’s Day occurs each spring, a time often associated with renewal and rebirth. As we celebrate the women in our lives and the important role they play in our families and our communities, Mother’s Day also provides an opportunity to think about ways to help encourage women of all ages to prioritize their health. Women may face unique and varied health care needs based on age, race, culture and other factors, so a holistic approach to well-being is important. Often the caretakers and CEOs of their families’ health care needs, some women prioritize the well-being of their partners, parents and children while neglecting their own. In fact, a survey of American women found that nearly half of respondents had in the previous year skipped a preventive health care visit, such as an annual checkup, vaccine or recommended screening. At the state level, Massachusetts ranks No.2 for the overall health of women (ages 18 to 44) based on more than 40 measures of health and well-being, according to the United Health Foundation America’s Health Rankings® 2023 Health of Women and Children Report. To recognize Mother’s Day and National Women’s Health Week (May 12-18), consider these fi ve tips to help support the health of women, especially expectant and new mothers: Work in a Well-Woman Visit: Nationally, more than two-thirds (70.5%) of women (ages 18 to 44) receive an annual well-visit, slightly below the 75.5% in Massachusetts. These annual visits can include important screenings, guidance and immunizations based on age and risk factors. They can also provide an opportunity to discuss with your health professional how to encourage a healthier lifestyle. Mammograms Matter: One in eight American women will get a breast cancer diagnosis at some point in her lifetime, and most cases are detected by a mammogram before symptoms appear. Research shows the fi ve-year breast cancer survival rate has increased in recent years, now reaching more than 90%. For patients diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, the five-year survival rate is close to 100%. Given rising cancer rates for younger women and data showing screenings can save lives, new federal guidance recommends women get a mammogram every other year starting at age 40, compared to prior recommendations that these tests start no later than age 50. Take Charge of Your Health: This can mean eating well, staying active, getting sufficient sleep and limiting stress as much as possible. For expectant mothers, the U.S. Surgeon General advises that no amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy, and smoking is unsafe for you and your baby. For support, your health plan may off er programs and online resources at no additional cost that can help you adopt a healthier lifestyle or improve the management of chronic conditions (if needed), which is important for expectant women. Encourage Healthy, FullTerm Deliveries: For women thinking about starting or expanding their families, it’s important to access quality pre-conception, prenatal and postnatal care. Importantly, this type of support may help improve health outcomes for both moms and babies. It may also be helpful to identify people who can provide support before, during and after delivery. One option is a doula. These non-clinical professionals can provide emotional, informational and physical support for women and families during their pregnancy and delivery journeys. Doulas have been found to improve clinical outcomes, especially for people of color. Know Your Maternity Benefits and Rights at Work: If you work full-time and plan to return to your job after your baby is born, it is helpful to know your company’s maternity leave policy. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) enables mothers and fathers who have worked at least one year for a company with 50 or more employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off. Many employers also off er full or partial paid leave. According to the National Partnership on Women and Families, your employer may be required to give you the same — or a substantially equivalent — job back after your leave. Our nation has celebrated Mother’s Day for more than 100 years. By considering this information, we can continue supporting the health of women and honor them for their important contributions to our communities. Treasurer Goldberg and M&T Bank announce Small Business Empowerment Series I n collaboration with M&T Bank, State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg’s Small Business Initiative (SBI) opened online registration for its 2024 Small Business Empowerment Series. The series includes two free virtual workshops that will help Massachusetts entrepreneurs protect their finances and gain access to crucial credit resources. Both workshops will be presented in English with live interpretation in Spanish. “These webinars will provide entrepreneurs with quality resources to help them grow and protect their businesses,” said Treasurer Goldberg. “By providing this kind of support, we can help ensure greater fi - nancial opportunities for small business owners, which also benefi ts their local communities while strengthening the state’s economy overall.” The series will kick off on May 14, 2024, with remarks from Treasurer Goldberg and leaders of M&T Bank and will conclude on May 21, 2024. During the series, participants will attend virtual trainings presented by M&T Bank experts, who will cover topics related to fraud prevention and access to credit. M&T Bank provides banking products and services across more than 60 branches and close to 90 ATMs in Massachusetts. Since 2022, the M&T Bank Charitable Foundation has provided more than $6.5 million to nonprofi t organizations focusing on issues of equality and inclusion throughout the Commonwealth. You can register for one or both of the following sessions here: Bit.ly/small-business-MAwebinar. Fraud Prevention / Prevenci?n del Fraude: Tuesday, May 14, 12:00-1:30 p.m. Access to Credit / Accesso a Cr?dito: Tuesday, May 21, 12:00-1:00 p.m. During the Fraud Prevention webinar, presenters will review best practices for protecting businesses and discuss recent research on topics like the renewed prevalence of check fraud, methods of account take over, and the threat of business email compromise. The second webinar, Access to Credit, will provide participants with tips to gain access to capital through fi nancing.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 Page 17 City Clerk Ashley Melnik swears in offi cers Estefania Rivera and Melissa Arias, while Mayor Keefe and Police Chief Callahan look on. Mayor Keefe, Chief Callahan welcome two officers to the Revere Police Dept. L ast Monday morning two new Revere Police Offi cers were sworn in at a ceremony in the City Council Chamber by City Clerk Ashley Melnik. Revere Police Offi cer Estefania Rivera has her mom, Sandra Rivera pin on her badge. Revere Police Offi cer Melissa Arias’ dad, Antonio Arias pins on her badge. Mayor Patrick Keefe welcomes the new offi cers and proudly announces their accomplishments at the academy. Revere Police Chief Dave Callahan addresses the family and friends of the new offi cers. Offi cers Rivera and Arias take their oaths of offi ce, as Mayor Keefe, Chief Callahan and Capt. Lavita look on. Chief David Callahan, Captain Maria Lavita, Offi cer Estefania Rivera, Mayor Patrick Keefe, Offi cer Melissa Arias, School Committee member Anthony Caggiano, Council President Anthony Cogliandro, Councillor Paul Argenzio, Councillor Bob Haas, III, and School Committee member John Kingston.

Page 18 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 and eliminate the waitlist,” said House GOP Minority leader Rep. Brad Jones (R-North Reading). By Bob Katzen If you have any questions about this week’s report, e-mail us at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com or call us at (617) 720-1562 GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO MASSTERLIST — Join more than 22,000 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, who start their weekday morning with MASSterList—the popular newsletter that chronicles news and informed analysis about what’s going on up on Beacon Hill, in Massachusetts politics, policy, media and influence. The stories are drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications. MASSterlist will be e-mailed to you FREE every Monday through Friday morning and will give you a leg up on what’s happening in the blood sport of Bay State politics. For more information and to get your free subscription, go to: https:// lp.constantcontactpages.com/ su/aPTLucKs THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ and representatives’ votes on roll calls from recent sessions during the week of April 22-26. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. TAX CREDITS FOR CONSERVATION LAND (H 4600) House 154-0, approved a budget amendment that would expand the existing Conservation Land Tax Credit (CLTC) by raising the annual cap for this program from $2 million to $5 million over a three-year period, beginning on January 1, 2026. The increase would remain in place until December 31, 2034. 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 said that raising the cap will help the state address the growing demand for participating in the program, which currently has a waiting list of more than two years. “The CLTC program plays a critical role in conserving land and creating more accessible and open public space,” said amendment sponsor House Republican Minority Leader Rep. Brad Jones (R-North Reading). “To date, the program has helped Massachusetts conserve 15,505 acres of land across 154 municipalities, and in 2023 alone helped protect 558 acres of land. Raising the annual cap will allow for increased participation in the program and promote the conservation of critical natural resources in the state.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Yes Rep. Jeff Turco Yes PRIORITIZE 12-MONTH RESIDENTS (H 4600) House 27-131, rejected an amendment that would give priority consideration for inclusion in the emergency housing assistance program, when space becomes available, to residents who have resided in the state for a minimum of 12 consecutive months and are on the waitlist for the program. “With a growing number of people on the waitlist for emergency housing assistance, we need to set clear priorities to better manage the demand “When doing so, it’s only fair that longtime residents of the commonwealth in need of services should take precedence over someone who has just arrived here from out of state.” Amendment opponents said the amendment might be unconstitutional. They also noted that people from around the world who are the victims of rape, violence and oppression are coming to Massachusetts and the state should not impose residency requirements on these suff ering migrants. “I would also just like to underscore … that no families — whether they are longtime Massachusetts residents or families that are new to the state — are being put out on the street,” said Rep. Alice Peisch (D-Wellesley) who opposed the amendment. “We do have these overfl ow shelters. I don’t want anyone to be operating under the assumption that we have Massachusetts residents who are being left out on the street, so once again, I ask you please … to reject the residency requirement.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment giving priority to 12-month residents. A “No” vote is against the amendment.) Rep. Jessica Giannino No Rep. Jeff Turco No ELECTRIC SUPPLIERS (S 2738) Senate 34-4, approved and sent to the House a bill that would bar electric suppliers from enrolling new individual residential customers in contracts, beginning on January 1, 2025. Supporters said the measure would protect residents from unfair and deceptive practices in the competitive electric supply market. They noted that according to the Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Public Utilities, data analysis shows that consumers lost more than $577 million to competitive electric suppliers between July 2015 and June 2023. They added that low-income residents and residents of color are disproportionately aff ected by the industry by being more likely to sign up, and subsequently being charged higher rates. “Each year, the broken and predatory residential competitive electric supply industry harms consumers across Massachusetts — particularly in lowincome communities and communities of color and fails in its promise to consistently provide consumer savings,” said Attorney General Andrea Campbell a sponsor of the original version of the bill. “I now urge the House to take up and pass this legislation so that Massachusetts residents are protected from this deceptive and harmful industry.” “The market would benefit from total reform, not elimination of newer energy suppliers/brokers,” said Sen. Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth) who opposed the bill. “A competitive market is healthy for the economy and by implementing strategy that would hold these energy suppliers accountable, it would be benefi cial to all parties involved.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Lydia Edwards Yes IMPOSE REGULATIONS INSTEAD OF BANNING (S 2738) Senate 5-33, rejected an amendment that would replace the bill barring electric suppliers from enrolling new individual residential customers in contracts, with a diff erent bill that would have allowed the practice to continue and would instead impose more barriers for competitive suppliers to enter the market and provided the attorney general with more oversight authority. Under this alternate version, energy brokers, marketers and suppliers would be required to obtain licenses from the Department of Public Utilities, pay fees and maintain bonds. It imposes regulations on in-person or door-todoor marketing practices and requires third-party verifi cation and identification badges for agents. It also imposes conditions on suppliers’ licensure renewals, including notifi cation requirements and restrictions on termination fees. Sen. Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth) said the amendment is aimed at reforming the industry by holding accountable those acting inappropriately in the marketplace, increasing public awareness on best practices to save money and ensuring greater transparency in energy pricing. “There is value in competition to lower consumer rates however I believe to effectively address this issue is by market reform instead of total eradication,” said O’Connor. “The amendment … holds suppliers accountable by identifying bad actors and preventing misleading market practices through new regulations.” Sen. Mike Barrett (D-Lexington), Senate chair of the Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, said the amendment used “lousy language.” Barrett signaled competitive suppliers have not added value to their product, despite having 25 years to prove themselves in the marketplace. “There’s nothing redeemable about this particular option,” said Barrett. It’s too bad. I think a lot of us were very optimistic in the late 90s — this should have worked,” Barrett said. “Turns out that the product was absolutely fungible. These middlemen don’t have lower costs, they have higher costs.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment that replaces the ban with a new bill imposing regulations. A “No” vote is against the amendment.) Sen. Lydia Edwards No ALSO UP ON BEACON HILL GOV. HEALEY SIGNS SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET INCLUDING $251 MILLION FUNDING FOR SHELTERS (H 4582) — Gov. Healey signed into law a supplemental budget that includes an additional $251 million in funding for the Emergency Assistance Program that funds the emergency family shelter system which houses migrants. The measure imposes a new ninemonth limit on how long families can stay in the state’s emergency shelters, with up to two 90-day extensions available to some and a new hardship waiver process. Provisions include $10 million for approved workforce training programs; $10 million for a tax credit for companies that provide job training to Emergency Assistance participants; $3 million for family welcome centers; $1 million for supplemental staffi ng at emergency housing assistance program shelters; and $7 million for resettlement agencies and shelter providers to assist families with rehousing, work authorization and English language learning. Other provisions keep in place some pandemic-era programs, set to expire, including allowing restaurants to sell beer, wine and cocktails for take-out; expanding outdoor dining; and allowing graduates and students in their last semester of nursing education programs to practice nursing. “This supplemental budget dedicates resources to balance the budget and maintain critical services and programs,” said Gov. Healey. “It also implements a length of stay policy for Emergency Assistance shelter, which

is a responsible step to address our capacity and fiscal constraints as Congress has continued to fail to act on immigration reform. We will be fi nalizing details of this policy in the coming weeks and ensuring that families and providers are informed of the requirements and the services that we have available to help them secure work and stable housing.” “Gov. Maura Healey, Speaker Ron Mariano and Senate President Karen Spilka are only focused on spending as much taxpayer money to deal with the migrant crisis,” said Paul Craney, spokesperson for the Mass Fiscal Alliance. “They refused to address the root cause or how the state spends the money. This has resulted in the state spending nearly a billion dollars or about $3 million a day, just on the housing for the migrants. Their attitude toward the problem is reckless and short-sighted. Massachusetts taxpayers cannot continue to aff ord this crisis and our state leaders are doing nothing to fi x it.” $375 MILLION FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES SIGNED BY GOVERNOR (H 4529) — Gov. Healey signed into law a bill that includes authorizing $200 million in one-time funding for the maintenance and repair of local roads and bridges in cities and towns across the state. The $375 million package, a bond bill under which the funding would be borrowed by the state through the sale of bonds, also includes $175 million for several transportation-related grant programs. The programs funded by the $175 million include the municipal small bridge program; the complete streets program; a bus transit infrastructure program; and grants for municipalities to purchase electric vehicles and the infrastructure needed to support them. “We know that residents’ quality of life and our state’s economic strength depends on people being able to get where they need to go safely and on time,” said Gov. Healey. “These Chapter 90 funds and millions more for six grant programs will help us deliver on critical road, bridge and infrastructure projects that communities and the traveling public need.” “As a former mayor, I know how much this money means to our cities and towns,” said Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll. “In particular, Chapter 90 apportionments go a long way in making sure our transportation system is safe and reliable for people who live, work and visit our communities.” HOME OIL LEAKS (S 2737) — The House gave initial approval to a bill that would mandate that insurance companies in the Bay State automatically provide residential owners with insurance for damage to home and property caused by a leak in a residential liquid fuel tank or home fuel supply lines. Each policy would provide this coverage and homeowners can either keep the coverage or opt out. Current law requires that companies make coverage available for owners but supporters say that while coverage is available, there are many documented cases of companies not making owners aware that the coverage is available. They said this often results in homeowners being unaware they do not have insurance coverage until after they experience a liquid fuel tank leak. Supporters said that some 100 homeowners experience an oil leak in Massachusetts every year. They noted that leaks can incur costly damage to the residence itself, but under Massachusetts law owners are responsible for environmental cleanup, which can rise to $100,000 or more, to dispose of contaminated soil and mitigate the spread in surrounding areas. “A constituent who had a leaking oil tank, unaware of available leak insurance, had to deplete their savings for a leaking basement oil tank cleanup,” said sponsor Rep. Steve Howitt (R-Seekonk). Howitt explained that the opt out option, as opposed to the current opt in option, would protect more consumers.” The Senate has already approved a different version of the bill. DRIVING WITH AN EXPIRED LICENSE (H 3376) — The House gave initial approval to a bill making driving with an expired license a civil infraction. Current law classifi es it as criminal and carries with it a fi ne up to $500. The bill would reduce the fi ne to $50 if the license has been expired for less than 90 days and $100 if the license is expired for 90 days or more. The legislation distinguishes an expired license from a revoked license or a driver who never possessed a license. “This legislation makes sense because sometimes people merely forget to renew their license,” said sponsor Rep. Chris Markey (D-Dartmouth). “People should not be arrested for being forgetful as opposed to someone who is knowingly endangering others on the road.” QUOTABLE QUOTES “This new program is paramount for nurturing a thriving creative ecosystem across the commonwealth. This funding is a catalyst for innovation, offering the recipients the freedom to explore new ideas, take risks, and push the boundaries of their craft.” THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 ---Michael Bobbitt, Executive Director of Mass Cultural Council, announcing $1.9 million in $5,000 grants to 385 Massachusetts artists, culture bearers and creative practitioners from the fi scal year 2024 Grants for Creative Individuals. “These predatory for-profit schools harmed vulnerable students for their own fi nancial gain, leaving student borrowers burdened with debt and without viable job or fi nancial prospects. Thanks in part to the diligent work of my offi ce, I, alongside the Department of Education, am tremendously proud to announce meaningful debt relief for former students of The Art Institutes and help advance consumer and economic justice for these struggling borrowers.” ---Attorney General Andrea Campbell announcing $80 milPage 19 lion in federal student loan debt will be discharged for over 3,500 former Massachusetts borrowers who attended the Art Institutes, including the New England Institute of Art, a Brookline-based predatory for-profit school that made false promises and misleading enrollment claims. “It is welcome news for small businesses and residents alike that Gov. Healey is not pursuing any tax increases for the foreseeable future. The more money we keep in the pockets of employers and consumers the better as the eff ects of prolonged infl ation persist.” ---Christopher Carlozzi, State Director for the Nation Federation of Independent Business in Massachusetts. “Massachusetts consumers, restaurants and bars can all toast to the fact that cocktails togo are here to stay. During the pandemic, cocktails to-go were a critical source of revenue for many businesses, and now, the increased convenience and stability they off er is permanent.” --- Andy Deloney, senior vice president at the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States on Gov. Healey signing a supplemental budget that keeps in place some pandemic-era programs, set to expire, including allowing restaurants to sell beer, wine and cocktails for take-out. 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 BEACON | SEE Page 21 How to Find a Good Doctor Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good resources to help me locate some quality doctors in my area? I’m looking for an orthopedic doctor for my 77-year-old mother and a new internist for me, since my doctor retired last year. Searching Susan Dear Susan, Finding and researching doctors is a lot easier than it used to be. Today, there are variety of websites you can turn to that provide databases of U.S. doctors, their professional medical histories, and ratings and reviews from past patients on a number of criteria. Here are some good sites to help you get started, along with a few additional tips that can help you fi nd the right doctors. Searching Tips To help you locate some good doctors in your area, a good fi rst step is to get referrals from trusted friends, along with any doctors, nurses or other healthcare professionals you know. You also need to check your insurance provider. Call your insurer for a list of approved doctors or ask whether the doctor you’re considering is in-network. If your mother is enrolled in original Medicare, you can use the care compare tool at Medicare.gov/care-compare — click on “Doctors & Clinicians.” This will let you fi nd doctors by name, medical specialty or by geographic location that accept original Medicare. If she’s enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, call or visit the plan website to get a list of approved candidates. Once you fi nd a few doctors, you need to call their offi ce to verify that they still accept your insurance, and if they are accepting new patients. You should also consider hospital affiliation. Your choice of doctor can determine which hospital you go to, if needed, so fi nd out where the doctor has admitting privileges. Then use some hospital ratings services like Medicare.gov/care-compare (click on “Hospitals”) to see how it compares with other hospitals in the area. Researching Doctors After you find a few doctors you’re interested in, there are various websites you can consult, to help you evaluate them. For example, the Federation of State Medical Boards off ers a tool at DocInfo.org that will let you fi nd out doctor’s board certifications, education, states with active licenses, and whether or not a physician has been disciplined by a state medical board. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS Data) is also a good source for researching doctors. For example, it will help you fi nd out how many times a doctor did a particular procedure and what they charge for it — go to Data.CMS.gov/tools and click on “Medicare Physician & Other Practitioner Look-up Tool.” And to learn about the fi nancial relationship that doctors have with drug and medical device companies, visit OpenPaymentsData.CMS.gov. Some other good sites for finding and researching healthcare professionals include Healthgrades (healthgrades.com) and Vitals (vitals. com). Both sites provide substantial doctor’s information on education and training, hospital affi liations, board certifi cation, awards and recognitions, professional misconduct, disciplinary action, offi ce locations and accepted insurance plans. They also off er 5-star ratings scales from past patients on issues such as communication and listening skills, wait time, time spent with the patient, offi ce friendliness and more. But be aware that while physician rating websites can be helpful, they can also be misleading and unreliable. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

Page 20 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 OBITUARIES Deborah WINDFALL ELIMINATION PROVISION O D’Agresta-Roselli ver the years in my estate planning/fi nancial planning practice, this issue has come up time and time again. What is the Windfall Elimination Provision? If you work for an employer that does not withhold social security taxes from your pay each week (such as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, another government agency, local city or town or even an employer based in another country) the governmental pension or foreign country pension that you will ultimately receive may very well serve to reduce the social security benefi ts that you otherwise would have been entitled to. The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) aff ects how the amount of your social security retirement or social security disability benefi t is calculated if you were to receive a pension based upon your work history where social security taxes were never withheld. The WEP applies if you earned a pension in any job where you did not pay into social security and you also worked in other jobs throughout your working years long enough to qualify for social security retirement or disability benefi ts. The WEP may apply if: • You reached 62 years of age after 1985; • You became disabled after 1985; • You fi rst became eligible for a monthly pension based on work where you did not pay into social security after 1985, even if you are still working. Social security benefits are intended to replace only a percentage of a worker’s pre-retirement earnings. The way social security benefi ts are calculated, lowerpaid workers get a higher return than highly-paid workers. For example, lower-paid workers could get a social security benefi t that equals about 55% of their pre-retirement earnings. The average replacement rate for higher-paid workers is only about 25%. Prior to 1983, people who worked mainly in a job not covered by social security had their social security benefits calculated as if they were long-term, lowwage workers. Consequently, they had the advantage of receiving a social security benefit representing a higher percentage of their earnings, in addition to the pension they were receiving from a job where they did not pay into the social security system. Congress passed the WEP to eliminate that advantage. Social security benefits are based upon the worker’s average indexed monthly earnings (AIME) adjusted for inflation. AIME represents the average of your highest 35 years of indexed earnings. Indexed earnings are adjusted for inflation to reflect the equivalent value near the time of your retirement. Your average earnings are separated into three amounts and those amounts are multiplied by three factors. For example, for a worker that turns 62 in 2024, the first $1,174 of average indexed monthly earnings is multiplied by 90%; the next $5,904 by 32%; and the remainder by 15%. The sum of the three amounts equals the total monthly social security benefit that the worker would stand to receive. The 90% factor is reduced in the modified formula and phased in for workers who reached age 62 or became disabled between 1986 and 1989. For those who reached 62 or became disabled in 1990 or later, the 90% factor reduced to 40%. There are exceptions to this rule. For example, the 90% factor is not reduced if you have 30 or more years of “substantial” earnings in a job where you did pay into social security. The Social Security Administration has produced a table that sets forth the substantial earnings figures from 1937 to 2024. There is a second table that shows the percentage to use depending on the number of years you actually had of substantial earnings. So if you had 30 or more years, you use the 90% factor. If you only had 20 or less years, you only use a factor of 40%. 25 years of substantial earnings gives you a factor of 65%. Substantial earnings for 2024 is $31,275. To see the maximum amount that your benefit could be reduced, go to the following website. www. ssa.gov. You’ll be able to see the section on the Windfall Elimination Provision. The WEP does not apply to survivor benefits. It also does not apply if: • You are a federal worker first hired after 12-31-83; • You were employed on 12-31-83 by a nonprofit organization that did not withhold social security taxes from your pay at first, but then began withholding social security taxes from your pay; • Your only pension is based upon railroad retirement; • The only work you did where you did not pay social security taxes was before 1957; • You have 30 or more years of substantial earnings under social security If you get a relatively low pension, you do have some protection. The reduction in your social security benefit cannot be more than ½ of the amount of your pension that is based on earnings after 1956 on which you did not pay into social security. For more information, go to the social security website at www.ssa.gov or call 1-800-772-1213. 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. O f Plymouth Ma, formerly of Revere. Died on Wednesday May 1st at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Plymouth following a brief illness at the age of 71. Debbie was born in Revere to her late parents Vincent “Jimmy” D’Agresta and Marianne (Vitale) D’Agresta. She was raised in Revere as an only child who was constantly surrounded by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Deb cherished both her immediate and extended family. Her dedication to her family was demonstrated by her selfl ess donation of a kidney to her father when he was ill. Debbie was educated by Revere public schools and was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1970. She furthered her education at Boston State College, earning a degree in elementary physical education. Debbie later shifted her studies to optometry, becoming “Dr. Deb” when she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1992. From that time on, Debbie worked as an optometrist, and for many years she was employed at Kadrmas Eyecare in Plymouth. Debbie enjoyed 20 years of marriage and loving companionship with her husband Frank Roselli until his passing in 2019. Deb and Frank enjoyed their life in Plymouth, doting on their beloved dog, Misha, and spending as much time on their boat and in their camper as they could. Life changed for Debbie after Frank’s passing, but she continued to adore Misha and maintained an active social life, dancing with her friends in The Silver Slippers and singing with the Golden Melodies Chorus. She maintained her faith as an active communicant at St. Mary’s Parish in Plymouth. In addition to singing and dancing, gymnastics was a passion of hers. From a young age, Debbie was an avid and accomplished gymnast and taught gymnastics at several locations on the North Shore. Debbie loved to watch gymnastics and followed U.S. gymnasts closely. She also loved fi gure skating and would rarely miss an opportunity to watch a competition on television. Debbie will be missed greatly by her cousins and extended family, as well as many friends, who adored her and enjoyed spending time with her. Family and friends are welcome to attend a Funeral Mass on Friday May 10th at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere. A celebration of Debbie’s life will be held in Plymouth at the end of May. In lieu of fl owers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. The staff at Vertuccio Smith & Vazza Beechwood Home for Funerals, 262 Beach St. Revere, are most honored to have assisted the family with completing funeral arrangements. 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 21, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. in the Emmanuel M. Ferrante School Committee Room and via Zoom.          High School, 101 School Street, for the purpose of discussing and voting the enrollment of non-resident students (also known as School Choice) in the Revere Public Schools. May 10, 17, 2024

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 Page 21 BEACON | FROM Page 19 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 29May 3, the House met for a total of 24 minutes and the Senate met for a total of 17 minutes. Mon. April 29 House 11:01 a.m. to 11:12 a.m. Senate 11:08 a.m. to 11:12 a.m. Tues. April 30 No House session No Senate session Wed. May 1 No House session No Senate session Thurs. May 2 House 11:03 a.m. to 11:16 a.m. Senate 11:08 a.m. to 11:21 a.m. Fri. May 3 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com Bob founded Beacon Hill Roll Call in 1975 and was inducted into the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) Hall of Fame in 2019.                               1. On May 10, 1818, what French Huguenot who immigrated to Boston and made a famous horse ride died of natural causes? 2. Where would you usually fi nd a jackrabbit? 3. Who was the fi rst female inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? 4. What sugar is not derived from plants? 5. On May 11, 1997, Gary Kasparov lost Game 6 of a rematch        Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 185 of the Acts of 1983,                                                           Public Hearing:                     with the Deep Blue computer in what game? 6. What Ray Bradbury novel was originally called “The Fireman”? 7. How are centaur, faun and mermaid similar? 8. May 12 is Mother’s Day; what 2008 fi lm has the songs “Dancing Queen” and “Does Your Mother Know”?                      Removing                    Adding:                         to NO PARKING ANYTIME                      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 Bent, John A Betancur, Nancy E Vinciarelli Jr, Anthony Vinciarelli, Denise REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS SELLER1 BUYER2 Miller, Mindy M Ephesus LLC Billiken Investments LLC Vinciarelli Jr, Anthony J Vinciarelli, Enrico SELLER2 ADDRESS DATE PRICE 35 Hichborn St 46 Arnold St 04.17.24 625000 56 Atwood St 04.19.24 460000 03.07.24 865000 Revere 9. A lawyer in an investigation of what president was taped using the term “the whole enchilada” in 1973? 10. Nottingham Forest is the name of what kind of sports team? 11. On May 13, 1864, on the ArAnswers lington House grounds (later to be Arlington National Cemetery) was the fi rst military interment; what river is it on? 12. What two-word springblooming fl ower’s name includes the name of a fruit? 13. On May 14, 1878, the last witchcraft trial in the country was held in what town? 14. What 1972 bestseller featured a group of rabbits? 15. How many people were originally in the bands Grand Funk Railroad, The Police and Jimi Hendrix Experience? 16. Who replaced Curly as the third of The Three Stooges: Larry, Moe or Shemp? 17. On May 15 in what year did nylon stockings fi rst go on sale to the public: 1910, 1920 or 1940? 18. In what Broadway show would you fi nd Old Deuteronomy? 19. What is the meaning of vernal? 20. On May 16, 1965, what Franco-American “neat and easy to eat” canned pasta debuted? 1. Paul Revere 2. In Western North America (it is large hare with long ears and hind legs) 3. Aretha Franklin 4. Lactose 5. Chess (Deep Blue had been improved and was now unoffi cially called Deeper Blue.) 6. “Fahrenheit 451” 7. They are mythical human/animal hybrids (horse, goat and fi sh, respectively) 8. “Mamma Mia!” 9. Richard Nixon (the Watergate scandal) 10. Soccer (football in England) 11. Potomac 12. Grape hyacinth 13. Salem 14. “Watership Down” 15. Three 16. 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