Have a Safe & Happy Mother’s Day Vol. 32, No.19 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday Advocate Sports - Pats Boys LAX Battle Malden 781-286-8500 Friday, May 12, 2023 Election Commish makes polling changes Early list of candidates point to busy election year By Barbara Taormina W ith the number of candidates emerging, all signs are pointing to a busy election season. This week, Election Commissioner Paul Fahey was at the City Council meeting looking for the board’s approval of several changes to polling locations. Changes were made in response to feedback from offi cials and voters. Voters in Ward 1, Precinct 3, who have previously voted at Beachmont School, will now cast their ballots at the American Legion post next to City Hall. Voting will return to the Jack IN CONTROL: Pats’ Matt LaCroix wins the face off against Malden center during Tuesday’s game at Harry Della Russo Stadium. See pages 14-15 for photo highlights. (Advocate photo by Emily Harney) Councillor Visconti asks CFO for update on ARPA spending By Barbara Taormina T he American Rescue Plan Act is a $1.9 trillion federal economic stimulus package passed in March 2021, to provide assistance to Americans and their communities hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. ARPA provided $350 billion to state and local governments to bolster local economies that suff ered during the pandemic. Revere’s cut of ARPA funding was $30 million, and this week Councillor-atLarge Gerry Visconti asked Chief Financial Officer Richard Viscay to meet with him and other members of the City Council’s Ways and Means Committee to review how the city is spending that windfall. “It’s not often the city is awarded $30 million. This is just to get some report on where we stand,” said Visconti, adding that originally there were initiatives and ideas for the money but the council should know how much has been spent and how much is left. Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto immediately jumped in with his support for the idea. $2.99 GALLON We accept: MasterCard * Visa * & Discover Price Subject to Change without notice 100 Gal. Min. 24 Hr. Service 781-286-2602 “When we first talked about ARPA funding, we had a lot of input. I’m not sure how much of that input actually transpired into the wishes we presented. It sounded promising, but it would be good to see where this money actually went and what’s left,” said Zambuto. Mayor Brian Arrigo spent some ARPA funding on a program that awarded $250 to all property owners of owner-occupied homes to help defray ris6:00 AM - 10:30 PM STORE HOURS: Come to Robinson News Convenience 1556 Eastern Ave, Malden • (781) 324-0492 Come Play lottery here! bins nve Lottery Beer Wine WE'VE GOT ALL YOUR NEEDS COVERED! GERRY VISCONTI Councillor-at-Large ing housing costs. In 2022, Arrigo created the city’s fi rst Offi ce of Travel and Tourism – dubbed “Next Stop Revere: By Land, Sea, or T” – to make Revere a destination that could reap signifi cant tourism dollars. According to the press release in the city website, “Tourism is Massachusetts’ third largFUNDING | SEE Page 4 Soft Drinks Groceries Satter House for Ward 5, Precinct 1A voters. Ward 5 voters in Precincts 2 and 3 will head to the gym at the Paul Revere School to vote. There will also be a small change in Ward 6. Previously, voters in Ward 1 and Ward 2 voted in the gym at the Whalen School while voters in Precinct 3 voted in the cafeteria. This fall, all Ward 6 residents will vote in the Whalen School Gym. The Election Commission will have signs directing voters to the appropriate places. Councillors thanked Fahey for the changes that will make voting easier for residents throughELECTION | SEE Page 4 6:00 AM - 10:30 PM

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THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 Page 3 JOB WELL DONE Councillors seek citywide solution to speeding traffic By Barbara Taormina W hen the City Council talks about cars, they are generally talking about where to park them or how to untangle merciless clusters of Broadway or Bell Circle traffi c. This week, they discussed how to slow cars down. Ward 3 Councillor Anthony Councillor-at-Large and Candidate for mayor Dan Rizzo is shown with State Representative Jessica Giannino as they off ered their congratulations to everyone who organized, promoted, and participated in the run/walk this morning in support of the John T. DiLiegro Foundation that has generated thousands of dollars to help fi nd a cure for Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. Next Stop Revere to host 2nd Annual Revere Beach Pride, 1st New England Pride Fireworks Show R.Y.O. TOBACCO & TUBES ON SALE! Revere Beach Pride n honor of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, Next Stop Revere is hosting its 2nd Annual Revere Beach Pride event on Sunday, June 25, 2023. Located under the rainbow balloon arch on the Christina & John Markey Memorial Pedestrian Bridge at 400 Ocean Ave., this event will be fi lled with fun, pride-themed activities. Festivities begin at 2 p.m. for this free event open to the public. From a family-friendly drag show to a pride-themed photo booth with music by DJ Giller, there will be plenty to celebrate at Waterfront Square through 6 p.m. Party locations include Fine Line, Dryft and Mission Beach House, which will continue to host guests for the after party past 6 p.m. Special food and drinks options will be available at all three locations throughout the event. “The Revere Pride event last year was an incredible commuI nity event, where folks from the LGBTQ+ community and allies came together in celebration of Revere’s diverse spirit,” said Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe. “This year, we’re excited to continue the new tradition with a fireworks show and continuing the work of making Revere a safe place for everyone, no matter their background, to live, love, and grow.” Revere Beach Pride will be the fi rst New England Pride event to host a themed fi reworks show alongside their festivities. 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Field Director during his bid for the state senate and then as his Legislative and Budget Director in the State Senate where he helped shepard the Senator's policy and budget agendas through the legislature, Boncore added "from helping deliver funding for substance use disorder to protecting union jobs, Juan’s experience delivering for Revere is exactly what the working families of Revere need.” "Senator Boncore is a friend and a mentor and I always admired his dedication to serving FUNDING | FROM Page 1 est industry and the next double-digit growth sector for Revere’s economy, which is why it’s a central investment priority in the American Rescue Plan Act,” said Director of Travel and Tourism, Charlie Giuff rida. the residents of Revere. We did many great things together like win funding for Revere's Substance Use Disorder Initiatives Office, fight for good-paying union jobs at the Suff olk Downs site, and helped improve our public transportation system. Joe has always believed in me and more than a mentor he always saw me as a partner in the work of improving the quality of life of Revere's residents, I am humbled and honored to receive his endorsement" said Juan, adding that it "felt surreal to get the endorsement of someone who he always admired." Juan launched his campaign with a rousing speech on May 1st where he vowed to keep Revere a working class city by ensuring that it has "workforce housing so that people who want to stay here can stay and those who grew up here can age in place, that we create a city-wide child care program to help alleviate the high cost of child care, and that we reduce traffic and make investments in public transportation so that we can reduce pollution and the health impacts it has on our community." Should there be a preliminary election for council at-large, it will be held on September 19th with the general election falling on November 7th. There are some guidelines on how ARPA funding should be spent, but there are also loopholes that give local officials some leeway on how to use the funding. Visconti is looking for some transparency on how Revere spent funding meant to provide economic relief for the city in the wake of COVID-19. lors-at-Large Dan Rizzo, Gerry Visconti and Stephen Morabito have started their campaigns. The open at-large City Council seats have drawn a crowd. In addition to incumbents Anthony Zambuto and Marc Silvestri, Stephen Damaino, Robert Haas, Michelle Kelly, Juan Jaramillo, Joseph Maglione, Anthony Parziale and Wayne Rose are in the race. In the wards, Ward 3 Councillor Anthony Cogliandro is running unopposed. In Ward 4, DPW Director Paul Argenzio is running for the seat left open by City Council President and mayoral candidate Patrick Keefe. Ward 5 incumbent John Powers will face challenges from Angela Sawaya and Randall Mondestin. And in Ward 6, Chris Giannino is running for the seat left open by Councillor Richard Serino, who opted not to seek reelection. Jaramillo endorsed by former Senator Boncore for Revere Councillor-At-Large

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 Page 5 City Council honors former Councillor Rita Singer on her 90th Birthday By Barbara Taormina T he City Council often presents commendations and certifi cates of appreciation to groups and residents who have contributed something to the city or achieved something to make Revere proud. This week, they celebrated former City Councilwoman Rita Singer on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Singer served as the Ward 1 councillor from 1976 through 1993. Councillor-at-Large Dan Rizzo had the honor of presenting Singer a commendation and a proclamation making her birthday, May 10, Rita Singer Day. The Singer family members are shown taking a photo as City Council members look on during Monday night’s City Council meeting. Tempore Joanne McKenna said Singer had been a mentor and one of the strongest women she knows. “You were the Ward 1 councillor for 17 years,” McKenna told Singer. “You are a legend in Beachmont.” Ward 1 Councillor/City Council President Pro Tempore Joanne McKenna and former Councillor Rita Singer listened as Councillor-at-Large Dan Rizzo read a Proclamation from the City of Revere in honor of her 90th birthday at City Hall’s City Council Chambers on Monday night. “Rita got into politics at a time when it was not in fashion for women to enter politics,” said Rizzo. “The impacts she left on this city and her constituents are remarkable. People still talk about the work Rita did while on the council, and that’s an amazing tribute to what you meant to people during your tenure.” City Council President Pro Revere Youth Speaking with Youth from Across the State Singer said it was a pleasure and a thrill to come back to the city she loves. She now lives nearby in Chelsea. She did say she never had the chance to bang the gavel, and McKenna and Rizzo let her have at it. “I wish I could see the people I represented,” said Singer, adding that she sometimes sees their children. “They say to me, ‘I remember what you did for my mother.’” Singer wished councillors the best and told them to keep on doing what they’re doing. “Just No more building, I love my beach the way it was,” she said. Finally, she had one favor to ask. “Marc Silvestri, get out of my chair. I want to sit in my seat,” she said. Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky was the only councilor who actually served with Singer. “It was a pleasure working with her,” said Novoselsky. “It was unbelievable the things she pulled Gerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657 off ; they will never be pulled off again.” Councillor-at Large Marc Silvestri told Singer, “I remember what you did for my mother. Growing up in Beachmont, everyone knew if you had a problem who to call.” Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito recalled meeting Singer as a kid and being told by her to behave. “The second time I met her, I was running for council, and she told me, ‘You want to lead with respect, or you’ll never gain respect.’ Words I’ve never forgotten,” said Morabito. Young people from across the state celebrated “Kick Butts Day: Youth Day of Action” at the Massachusetts State House recently for the fi rst time since 2019. As part of The 84 movement, teens educated their legislators about the tobacco industry’s historic and unjust targeting of youth, communities of color, and LGBTQIA+ youth. Pictured is youth leader Aidah Louaddi – from the Power of Know Club of the Revere CARES Coalition out of Revere High School – giving closing remarks to youth from across the state. (Photo by Ally Schmaling)

Page 6 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 Boston Globe Reporter who partnered with Leader Herald Publisher Resnek Fired. Andrea Estes, author of numerous articles attacking Mayor Carlo DeMaria, dropped by longtime employer amidst controversy By James Mitchell The partnership between the (Editor’s Note: This story was published in the May 5, 2013 edition of the Everett Advocate.) A ccording to the online media website Media Nation, Boston Globe reporter Andrea Estes, who wrote articles that were published in the Boston Globe in 2021 about Mayor Carlo DeMaria which falsely claimed corruption and extortion on the basis of information provided by corrupt Leader Herald newspaper publisher and personal friend Joshua Resnek, has been fi red by the Boston Globe. According to Media Nation on May 4, Estes’ name has disappeared from the Boston Globe’s online directory, but her offi cial listing in the Globe bio is described as a “former reporter,” stating: “Estes was an investigative reporter specializing in government accountability.” two reporters came to light during deposition testimony given by Resnek in the ongoing defamation lawsuit fi led by Mayor DeMaria against the Everett Leader Herald, Resnek, owners Matthew Philbin and Andrew Philbin, Sr., and Sergio Cornelio, in which Resnek, in a series of emails and texts, pushes Estes to write accusatory stories about DeMaria in the Globe. The stories, which were based on purported “information” about a real estate acquisition by the mayor and Cornelio, were intended by Resnek to severely damage the mayor’s reputation and hurt his re-election chances in the Fall of 2021. The emails and text between Resnek and Estes refl ected the two reporters’ plan to take advantage of what they believed to be Cornelio’s emotional vulnerabilities and psychiatric problems in order to pressure Cornelio into giving an interview that they hoped would damage DeMaria. The controversial relationship between Resnek and Estes, which included the two discussing how they wanted to harm the mayor and planning on ways they could do so, was referenced in Boston Magazine’s recent profi le on Resnek’s corruption, entitled, “Bomb Shell”. In it, writer Gretchen Voss highlighted Resnek’s sworn admissions that he had completely fabricated numerous accusations about the mayor, invented purported quotes from “sources” that never actually said the things attributed to them, manufactured phony “notes” of interviews that never took place and lied under oath. According to statements Resnek made under oath which he later stated were false, Estes was a “confidential source” of Resnek’s in respect to the land acquisition by DeMaria and Cornelio. For her part, Estes appears from the emails and texts that she sent to Resnek to be relying on Resnek for her articles even though Resnek has been shown as the Boston Magazine article put it, to be a “fabulist.” Estes would write a 2021 article regarding the mayor being interviewed by the FBI over Cornelio’s allegations that DeMaria pressured him for $96,000 over their legitimate real estate deal, to which the Globe gave great prominence. However, there’s no evidence that there’s been any investigation by the FBI into that land deal and it does not appear that the interview, if it ever took place, has gone anywhere. Resnek would later admit in his sworn testimony that he fabricated quotes from Cornelio pertaining to the land deal and also facilitated a meeting between Cornelio’s mother, who was running for political offi ce, and Estes in order to push her and Cornelio into off ering up information about the mayor’s “extortion” which later proved to be false. Estes’ story would be published in the Boston Globe in November 2021– all part of Philbin’s and Resnek’s plan to take down the mayor by any means necessary. Resnek has boasted in numerous emails to Philbin and to his friends about his close relationship with Estes and has taken credit in his emails for getting the Boston Globe to publish the stories that he fed Estes. In the many articles and editorials published by the Leader Herald from 2017 through 2021, Resnek admitted in his sworn testimony that he knew Estes from working with her at various newspapers, including the Globe, and sought her out to help in his mission to ruin DeMaria. The Globe has also published stories about the mayor, including a 2022 article by reporter Stephanie Ebbert, about the outgoing supt. of school fi nding surveillance cameras in her offi ce, which have proven to be placed there years before her taking the position and had been disconnected long ago. There has been no evidence presented that the mayor had anything to do with the cameras or anything about them. The Everett School Board recently voted not to renew the superintendent’s contract. Malden Catholic students from Revere achieve Third Quarter Honor Roll M alden Catholic students have completed the coursework required for the third quarter of the 2022-2023 school year. The school has three categories for outstanding academic performance honors: President’s List (90 to 100 in all classes), First Honors (85 to 89 in all classes), and Second Honors (80 to 84 in all classes). 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THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 Page 7 ~ THINKING OUT LOUD ~ Whip Clark Whips Up Plate of Politics On Revere Visit By Sal Giarratani L isten, before I even start, I want readers to know I am an unrolled voter and not a MAGA Republican. As I read the political talking points from US Rep. Katherine Clark, once again I saw her spin everything upside down. I used to be a Democrat growing up when Democrats actually stood for workingclass families, but that is now so “yesterday.” Clark decides to go to Revere to blab at the Head Start site talking about poor and working families who will get crushed under the GOP’s Default on America Act. While her three most favorite words must be MAGA, MAGA, MAGA, the action name of the bill is Default on Our Debt Act (H.R.187), which would cap FY’24 discretionary spending. It would appear from the infl ammatory statements made by her that this is not a governmental visit but rather a strict political partisan event. Republicans are concerned about endlessly raising the debt ceiling without ever thinking about constant spending. If you had a credit card that was maxing out, what would you do? Increase your spending habits? Or attempt to curb spending? If this makes sense for us as families, why not for the government? House Republicans have passed a measure that attempts to curb spending that we do not have. Biden wants a clean bill. Just raise the debt ceiling. Republicans are saying WHOA! – that we should link spending cuts to an increase in the borrowing limit. Sounds reasonable to me but not to the tax and spending habits up on Capitol Hill. Biden Democrats need to come to their collective senses because this issue of the debt ceiling keeps coming back because they like spending money that does not exist. Why doesn’t Clark support efforts for fi scal responsibility? Playing politics with our economy is a losing game for everyone. The time is now for the same reasonableness that we have seen before. We need substantive spending and budget reforms. Back during debt ceiling negotiations in 1995, then-Senator Joe Biden pushed for restraining federal spending as a part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling. Then he was supporting some reduction in government spending but not so today. Why? Personally, as an independent voter, I say it is time for everyone on Capitol Hill to stop playing a game of chicken. I am so disappointed in the leadership of US Rep. Katherine Clark; she is failing not only her District 5 constituents but America, too. 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 Kitchen Hours: Monday - Saturday 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Closed Sundays (Except 5/14) Join us on Sunday, May 14th Open at 1:00 PM Treat Mom to our famous Surf & Turf featuring Ribeye with         www.8/10bargrille.com

Page 8 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 Mom,WithL Happy Mother’s Day State Representative Jessica Giannino & Family State Representative  Turco & Family Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky School Board Member Carol Tye Councillor -at-Large Anthony Zambuto To All Our Lovely Revere Moms. Have A Wonderfcul Day! COUNCILOR GERRY VISCONTI CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR Ward 3 Councillor Anthony Cogliandro Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School Committee & Candidate for Revere School Committee Anthony Caggiano School Board Member Anthony D’Ambrosio School Board Member Michael Ferrante ove To Sunday, May 14, 2023 Mother’s Day

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 Page 9 Mom,WithL Happy Mother’s Day Councillor-at-Large & Candidate for Mayor Dan Rizzo & Family Candidate for Ward 4 City Councillor Paul Argenzio Candidate for Councillor-at-Large Juan Jaramillo & Family Candidate for Ward 6 City Councillor Christopher Giannino Honoring mothers today and every day. Happy Mother’s Day. 100 Salem Turnpike, Saugus, MA 01906 WINWASTESAUGUS.COM ove To Sunday, May 14, 2023 Mother’s Day

Page 10 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 Multi-Family Yard Sale Downsizing for retirement       in original boxes Saturday, May 13th, 8:00 – Noon 110 Grand View Ave, Revere Rep. Jessica Giannino and the Mass. Foot & Ankle Society Host Mobility Health Forum at Revere Senior Center  425r Broadway, Saugus Located adjacent to Kohls Plaza Route 1 South in Saugus at the intersection of Walnut St. We are on MBTA Bus Route 429 781-231-1111 We are a Skating Rink with Bowling Alleys, Arcade and two TV’s where the ball games are always on! PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULE 12-8 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. $10.00 Price includes Roller Skates Adult Night 18+ Only Wednesday Thursday Friday Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Private Parties Private Parties 4-11 p.m. Saturday 12-11 p.m. $9.00 $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 Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma Revere, MA – Rep. Jessica Giannino and the Massachusetts Foot & Ankle Society hosted a Mobility Health Forum at the Revere Senior Center. This free foot screening and educational event took place in late April and included information and screenings from Dr. Emily Curley, DPM, and Dr. David Alper, DPM. This was a free event which invited residents to learn more about foot health as well as receive free foot screenings. “I’ve enjoyed seeing patients once a month at the RosettiCowan Senior Center. This new event was a great opportunity to not only provide free foot screenings but have a discussion about common foot ailments people experience as they age. I appreciate the work Deb Peczka DiGuilio, Director of Elder Services, does evRevere Dogs Will Have Their Day Councillor seeks security cameras at dog park By Barbara Taormina R evere dogs got some love from city officials at this week’s City Council meeting. Ward 6 Councillor Richard Serino asked for an update on a council order approved last September to install a camera at the Paws & Play Dog Park on Sargent Street. The camera was requested because dogs were being abandoned at the park and because there were problems with some dogs attacking other dogs and people. Mayoral Aide Gianni Hill was at the meeting and ready with the latest news. “We have the money, and I just received an estimate for the camera today,” Hill told councillors. Hill said the next step is deciding on the best spot to install the camera. Ward 3 Councillor Anthony Cogliandro asked that the camera be placed in a position to capture cars at the dog park. Cogliandro said dog daycare businesses are pulling in and unleashing packs of dogs and the park is meant for individual residents and their pets. In other local canine news, City Council President Pro Tempore Joanne McKenna proposed that the acting mayor request DCR to look at the feasibility of creating a year-round beach dog park at the beginning of Revere Beach. This section of the beach is rocky and muddy and isn’t used by people even during the summer. “This part of Revere Beach, right where the rotary is, is away from houses and people. It’s a perfect place for a little beach dog park. Everyone has dogs and there’s no place for them to go,” said McKenna, who added that dogs walking on pavement and sidewalks often burn their paws. Councillor-at-Large Marc Silvestri addressed environmental concerns with a proposal to double the enforcement fi nes for those who fail to clean up after their pets. Other councillors, who all claimed to be the city’s dog councillor, supported McKenna and expressed hope that DCR would make the proposal work. ery day; she is always bringing something new to the residents of Revere.” said Dr. Emily Curley, DPM “As a Board member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, I am always asked about the best ways to educate FORUM | SEE Page 19

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 Page 11 Mayor Keefe Announces Sandler Square Mobile Market, Bringing Fresh Produce, Resources, and Community to Shirley Ave Opening Day Set for Saturday, June 10, 2023 with Zumba REVERE, MA – The City of Revere’s Public Health Department today announced the Sandler Square Mobile Produce Market pilot program, set to launch Saturday, June 10, 2023 on Shirley Ave. The Market, which will be available biweekly in Sandler Square, will bring fresh, local produce to Shirley Ave and also provide continued support of SNAP food stamp benefi ts, WIC vouchers, Senior FMNP vouchers, and Health Initiatives Program (HIP) reimbursements. The Public Health Department is working with community partners such as The Neighborhood Developers, Women Encouraging Empowerment (WEE) and Mass in Motion to bring a vibrant, locally-sourced market to Sandler Square in the Shirley Ave neighborhood every other Saturday starting June 10th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (times subject to change). After consultation with multiple vendors, the Department of Public Health made the decision to replace the Friday Farmer’s Market on Broadway with the Sandler Square Mobile Market in eff orts to encourage more vendor participation and provide a better day of the week and location for passerby foot traffi c on Shirley Ave. "The City of Revere remains dedicated to expanding food access for our residents, especially our senior population and those currently experiencing food insecurity," said Mayor Keefe. "Throughout the pandemic, I worked closely with the Emergency Response Team to bring fresh food to our most vulnerable community members because we saw fi rsthand how pertinent the issue of food insecurity is to our region. This new pilot program is an opportunity to take something once only at City Hall and expand it directly to our neighborhoods to meet people where they are." The market will provide residents with fresh produce sourced from The Trustees, a local non-profi t organization that farms on more than 2,500 acres throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. They focus on preserving biodiversity and land stewardship techniques and operate their market on a not-forprofit model that helps bring down costs for customers. The market will also host a rotating assortment of local vendors selling healthy goods and products and a variety of resource tables focusing on city programs and services. The Sandler Square area brings a host of benefi ts for market attendees and vendors, including closer access to public transit and increased foot traffi c in the area. The Public Health Department will continue to work with WEE, who will off er free Zumba classes on Saturday before the Mobile Market and off er cookHONOR | FROM Page 6 Second Honors (80 to 84 in all classes) Aliya Aboudou, Esteban Arbelaez, Ever Calle, Maria Diaz, Clara Diaz, Gwen Donato, Luna Murray, Nicholas Ramirez, Sean Ramos, Maisha Rizvi, Genesis Rosario-Lithgow, Valentina Tate, Steven Tran About Malden Catholic: Since 1932, Malden Catholic High School (MC) has shaped emerging leaders in our community, claiming a Nobel Laureate, a ing classes using produce found at the market. “We’re working with State partners and are hopeful this Mobile Produce Market will be a steppingstone to bring a true mobile market to Revere, bringing produce and resources directly to the residents who need it most with a refrigerated van,” said Lauren Buck, Chief of Health and Human Services. “The Department of Public Health is excited to bring this event to community members and we will be working with everyone from Senator, two ambassadors and countless community and business heads among its alumni. Annually, graduates attend some of the nation’s most renown universities, including Harvard, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Brown, Cornell, Tufts, Duke, Georgia Tech, Boston College, Northeastern, Boston University and Amherst College. Foundational to student success is MC’s codivisional model which off ers the best of both worlds: single-gender academics during the day and intevendors to participants to assure its continued success.” The complete list of dates for the Mobile Market are June 10th, June 24th, July 8th, July 22nd, August 5th, August 19th, September 2nd, September 16th, and September 30th. Diff erent market days will have alternative programming and exciting events, so be sure to stay in the loop on vendors and events by visiting our website at www.revere.org/ healthyliving. For more information, please call the Public Health Department at 781-485-8486. grated social and extracurricular opportunities after school. MC is known in the community for its rigorous academics, SFX Scholars Program and award-winning STEM program with electives like Robotics and Engineering Design. MC curricula is designed to improve individual growth mindset, leadership principles and success outcomes along with integrating the Xaverian values of trust, humility, compassion, simplicity and zeal. https://www.maldencatholic.org/

Page 12 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 Veterans are struggling with addiction and mental health T his Memorial Day, millions of Americans will honor the memory of the men and women who died in U.S. military service. It commemorates all those individuals who sacrifi ced their lives. Outside of this day, we must never lose sight of the millions of servicemen and servicewomen who made it home to their families but are fi ghting a new battle. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates that over 3.9 million veterans have a substance use disorder or mental illness. Moreover, substance use disorders significantly increase suicidality among veterans ages 18 and older. Suicidal thoughts and behaviors occur frequently among veterans ages 19 to 49. In Massachusetts, there are over 300,000 veterans, over half of them aged 65 and over. There are many reasons why veterans struggle with addiction and mental health issues. “There is a correlation between veterans and substance use disorders, homelessness, and suicide. Yet, this is preventable with early intervention and treatment,” said Michael Leach of Addicted.org. Many veterans struggle to adjust to civilian life, face fi nancial hardships, and have diffi culty fi nding employment or accessing benefi ts. Mental and emotional health concerns can lead to signifi cant problems, such as unwanted thoughts or feelings. Untreated trauma is common among veterans, which can lead to substance use as a means of coping. Veterans also face barriers when accessing help, such as cost and insurance gaps. Communities experience inadequate funding and limited access in rural locations. Stigma regarding addiction and mental illness is also problematic. Fortunately, there are options to consider. Outside of the VAFacility locator through the U.S. Department of Veterans Aff airs, other resources include: • Military and veterans services are off ered through city websites and the state website Mass.gov; • SAMHSA provides a treatment facility locator where veterans can fi nd services specifi c to their needs; • Helpful hotlines include the Veteran Crisis Line, 1-800-2738255, and the Lifeline for Vets, 1-888-777-4443. When covering costs, families may consider combining VA benefi ts with other forms of insurance, such as private health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare, to reduce costs. Families play a signifi cant role in supporting veterans. Speak to them often, openly and honestly about their substance use. Express concern, but do not pass judgment. Help them fi nd treatment. Be patient and show compassion for what they are going through. Remember, addiction and mental health issues are treatable. Drug and alcohol treatment centers often off er specialized treatment programs for veterans and treat co-occurring disorders. Treatment centers have become increasingly better equipped to help veterans. It takes families and communities coming together to help our veteran population. Too many men and women who served this country are struggling in silence. While on this Memorial Day, we honor those who lost their lives, we must continue to fi ght for those who are alive with us today. Veronica Raussin is a Community Outreach Coordinator for Addicted.org, passionate about spreading awareness of the risks and dangers of alcohol & drug use. BBB Tip: Shopping for Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is coming up, and along with it, the purchase of special gifts. A National Retail Federation (NRF) survey shows that families are planning to spend more on Mother’s Day this year than they have in the past. Flowers, jewelry and special outings are hot items this year, and 84% plan to celebrate, according to the NRF. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) reminds everyone to exercise caution when shopping online and in stores when spending money. BBB’s Annual Risk Report identifi es online purchasing scams as the riskiest. Here are a few tips for shopping for Mother’s Day gifts: • Shopping online: Avoid suspicious websites and glossy pop-up ads. Ensure the website has the “https://” and the “lock” icon in the URL. Don’t click on hyperlinks in unsolicited emails. Pay with a credit card or PayPal. Understand return and refund policies. Read the fi ne print. BBB has more tips for online shopping at https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/14040-bbbtip-smart-shopping-online • Flowers: Since Mother’s Day flower sales are the secondhighest sales period for your local florist, it’s important to choose wisely and fi nd someone you can trust with your order. Complaints fi led with BBB about florists have included fl owers being late, wrong or not delivered. Also, it is not uncommon for local fl ower shops to be affi liated with third-party entities. BBB advises consumers to confi rm that the business they place their order with is affi liated with that online source. If you send fl owers to your mother in another city, it is best to check online for a fl orist in her area. Make sure you have enough time for delivery; ask about all fees associated with your order; and make sure the date is specified clearly and guaranteed when you order. — Read more about buying fl owers at https://www.bbb.org/ article/news-releases/17026bbb-tip-choosing-a-fl orist — Research the fl orist industry, looking at positive and negative reviews and complaints on BBB.org. — Find a fl orist near you in the BBB directory at https://www. bbb.org/near-me/retail-fl orist • Electronics: Whether you SHOPPING | SEE Page 18 VERONICA RAUSSIN Community Outreach Coordinato

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 Page 13 BBB Tip: Hiring construction and remodeling services you can trust T here are many motivations for taking on a remodeling project – improving curb appeal, adding new features to a room, updating your interior, etc. Before starting construction or remodeling, homeowners must consider carefully who should work in their home; fi nd Better Business Bureau (BBB)– rated remodeling companies near you at https://www.bbb. org/near-me/remodeling. There are also some specifi c things to consider before work begins: • Plan your project from start to fi nish. Talk to friends or family members who have remodPOOLED TRUSTS ELIGIBILITY OPERATIONS MEMO 23-15 M assHealth has just recently issued Eligibility Operations Memo 23-15 regarding how it will be treating pooled trusts. Pooled trusts are utilized typically when a single individual is applying for MassHealth benefi ts and is over the asset limit. A Payment is made to the non-profi t organization that administers the pooled trust in order to reduce the applicant’s countable resources to $2,000. The administrator of the pooled trust may use the monies set aside for the applicant for support services that MassHealth does not pay for or for the purchase if items that MassHealth does not pay for, such as a computer. Any monies left over upon the MassHealth recipient’s death has to be utilized to pay back MassHealth for benefi ts paid on behalf of the recipient and typically 10% of the funds remaining will be kept by the pooled trust organization (often 20% if the recipient was receiving MassHealth benefi ts for two years or longer). If there are still monies remaining, those monies will be distributed to the family of the MassHealth recipient. The benefit is that MassHealth pays a nursing home anywhere from fifty to sixty percent of the private pay amount. Therefore, the amount that has to be repaid is much lower than the private pay rate allowing for the funds in the pooled trust to last longer. There is a chance that money will be left for the family to enjoy. Currently, a single person can put money into a pooled trust if over the eling work you like. Find pictures of what you like to show the contractor what you want. If you leave any decisions up to the contractor, ensure you put budget and material requirements in the contract. Be clear about who is responsible for ordering materials and when they need to do it. Remember that delivery and construction times might aff ect your schedule; decide when workers may be in your home and where they should store any materials and equipment when they are not there. • Figure out your entire budget. Don’t forget things like eating out more than usual if you are doing a kitchen remodel or hotel expenses if you have to move out of your home during any work. Expect to have a little extra money in the budget to cover any unexpected expenses, especially when working on an older home. Decide if you need to split the project into phases based on how the budget is shaping up. If the contractor arranges to fi nance the remodeling work, be sure you understand all aspects of the terms, especially if you are taking out a second mortgage on your home or a home equity line as security. You might want to ask about putting an arbitration clause into your contract in case of any dispute between you and your contractor. Get all changes in writing before work continues. • Inspect prior work. When you talk to potential contractors, ask them for examples of work they have done that is similar to what you want. Find out if it is possible to contact previous clients and inspect the work that was done for them. You will also want to ask the client if the project was fi nished on time, if they were satisfi ed with the work and if any unexpected costs were added during the project. Ask and check to see if the contractor is licensed and bonded in your city and state to perform the work. Be sure to check out their BBB profi le for reviews and licensing information. • Approve architectural plans. If your project requires plans from an architect, ensure you are involved in discussions with them and approve any plans before work begins. • Research permits. Talk to your remodeling contractor about permits and do independent research to determine what is required. Make sure the remodeler will be able to obtain permits before starting the work. Learn more about hiring a reliable and trustworthy contractor. See all of our home improvement tips on BBB.org/ HomeHQ. Always do business with contractors that adhere to BBB Standards for Trust. If you own a business, get accredited. Law Offices of asset limit and immediately qualify for MassHealth. There is no fi ve-year look back period requirement. This recent memo is stating that after March 1, 2024, there will be a fi ve-year lookback period requirement for funds placed into a pooled trust for applicants over the age of 65. Currently, there is no fi ve-year look back period requirement for applicants who have funded a pooled trust at age 64 or younger, regardless of whether an application for MassHealth benefi ts is not submitted until age 65 or later, and that provision will remain the same. The likelihood is that this memo is designed to provide our state legislature time to enact legislation to allow for pooled trust to continue to be utilized as they have been in the past thereby requiring no fi ve-year look-back period in order to avoid a disqualifying transfer. For example, if you wish to transfer your home into an irrevocable trust, you have to wait for fi ve years in order to avoid a disqualifying transfer. We’ll see what law is actually passed in hopes of protecting the use of pooled trusts. 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. JOSEPH D. CATALDO, P.C. “ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW”  ESTATE/MEDICAID PLANNING  WILLS/TRUSTS/ESTATES  INCOME TAX PREPARATION  WEALTH MANAGEMENT  RETIREMENT PLANNING  ELDER LAW 369 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 (617)381-9600 JOSEPH D. CATALDO, CPA, CFP, MST, ESQUIRE. AICPA Personal Financial Specialist Designee

Page 14 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 LAX Pats Boys Fall to Malden, 10-4 Revere’s Waid Harda with the ball as a player from Malden moves in. Revere’s Cam Wickens with the ball. (Advocate photos by Emily Harney) Revere’s Matt LaCroix with the ball, looks for an open teammate. Matt LaCroix with the ball for Revere as a player from Malden moves in. Revere’s Vinny Vu works to defend against a player from Malden during Tuesday’s game at Harry Della Russo Stadium. Cam Wickens with the ball for Revere. Guillermo Menjivar of Revere with the ball. Goalie Ryan Willett works to defend Revere’s goal from Malden players. Diego Leal with ball and a shot on goal.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 Page 15 Revere boys’ lacrosse head coach Zach McDannell at right. Revere’s Matt LaCroix moves the ball closer to goal territory. Austin Annunziata and Cam Wickens of Revere outside the huddle before the start of the second half Monday. Matt LaCroix with ball as a player from Malden moves in. Matt LaCroix takes control of the ball for Revere during the face off . Matt LaCroix with the ball. Guillermo Menjivar of Revere with a shot on goal.

Page 16 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 Revere softball team pulls off upset of Medford By Greg Phipps I n a season where they have scored their share of runs, the Revere Patriots pulled off probably their biggest win of the season by upsetting Greater Boston League frontrunner Medford, 9-6, in softball action last Wednesday at St. Mary's Park. The loss knocked the visiting Mustangs out of a first-place league tie with Everett. Ignited by a leadoff home run from Ally Straccia, the Patriots then got doubles from Lea Doucette and Emma Cassinello and a walk from Shayna Smith. Cassinello’s double led to two runs, and Jordan Martelli contributed a third two-bagger to drive in another tally and make it 4-0 in the opening inning. Singles by Cassinello and Brianna Miranda led to another run on a Martelli groundout in the third. Doucette then smoked a three-run home run in the fourth to give Revere a solid 8-3 advantage. Smith doubled in Revere’s fi nal run in the sixth inning to give the Patriots all the runs they would need, though the Mustangs did battle back to make it close. Head Coach Megan O’Donnell praised her entire team, telling the press that the Patriots “put everything they had into this win and played as a team.” She cited the defensive eff ort of Riley Straccia, Arianna Keohan, Martelli and Miranda, as well as the strong pitching performance from Isabella Qualtieri, who surrendered just fi ve hits Brianna Miranda had a solid game in Revere’s upset win over top league foe Medford last Wednesday. Infi elder Riley Straccia was strong on defense in last week’s victory over Medford.                                 and fanned four in her seven innings of work. Qualtieri also induced 11 ground ball outs. Two days after the Medford win, the Patriots were close to claiming another victory last Friday before host O’Bryant rallied late in the game to win by a 6-3 score. Doubles by Qualtieri and Smith and a single by Frankie Reed helped lead to the early three-run uprising. Keohan added two hits to the Revere cause. This week, the Patriots romped over Chelsea, 28-4, on Monday.                                             For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-286-8500 or Info@advocatenews.net           Jordan Martelli socked a key double in last week’s win over Medford. Isabella Qualtieri pitched perhaps her best game of the season against Medford last Wednesday. Freshman pitcher Danni Hope-Randall fanned 14 batters and allowed just two hits to earn the victory. Revere’s off ense was in high gear with 18 hits total and every player contributing to the scoring. Moving forward, Revere played at Malden on Wednesday and are scheduled for a contest at neighboring rival Everett on Monday, May 15.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 Page 17 Registration is now open for the final Harbor to the Bay Bike Ride Harbor to the Bay, a community-driven charity organization that raises funds for HIV/AIDS research and care, announced today that it is organizing its fi nal Boston to Provincetown AIDS Benefi t Bike Ride on September 23, 2023. The organization, which has raised more than $6.7 million dollars over 20 successful bike rides, has just opened registration for the 21st and fi - nal ride. The charity ride was established in memory of Michael A. Tye, a successful businessman, humanitarian, bicyclist, and friend who lived his life with Patriots edge Medford, fall to Jets By Greg Phipps D espite losing at East Boston last Saturday, the Revere High School baseball team was still very much in the thick of the playoff chase as of early this week with seven games left on the regular-season schedule. The Patriots hosted Malden on Wednesday and then resume action on Monday, May 15, when they host Greater Boston League rival Everett. Sporting a 6-7 overall record entering this week’s play, it’s likely that Head Coach Mike Manning and his team will need to chock up at least four more victories the rest of the way to ensure a place in the state postseason tournament. The Patriots evened their record briefl y at 6-6 last Wednesday when they traveled to league rival Medford and held on for a 2-1 win. Starting pitcher Chris Cassidy was dominant most of the way by hurling a perfect game through fi ve innings before the Mustangs were able to get to him in the sixth. Kyle Cummings relieved Cassidy with two gone in the sixth and locked down the win by getting the fi nal four outs. Revere’s solid and error-free performance in the fi eld also played a key role in the league win. In last Saturday’s loss to the East Boston Jets, Revere did score four times. Unfortunately, the Jets exploded for 10 on their way to a 10-4 victory. purpose and a deep concern for his community. After battling multiple myeloma cancer, Michael passed away in 2003 at age 49. However, he left behind a meaningful legacy through his involvement in the creation of this iconic charity bicycle ride to raise funds for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, education, and care. The legacy of Harbor to the Bay stands as a testament to Michael's selfl essness and dedication to making a diff erence in the world. Unique among charity rides, Harbor to the Bay ensures that one hundred percent of participant-raised funds go directly to the four benefi ciaries. Harbor to the Bay relies solely on volunteers and has no paid staff . The Harbor to the Bay charity event also seeks to increase awareness to help prevent HIV infection, care for those already impacted by HIV/AIDS, and positively infl uence people living with HIV/AIDS. While this year's event will mark the end of Harbor to the Bay, the organization emphasized that the fi ght against HIV/ AIDS will continue "Until A Cure" is found. The charity also looks forward to partnering with its benefi ciaries to create new and exciting events that support those living with HIV/AIDS and other healthcare needs of the LGBTQ+ community. The four beneficiaries include Fenway Health, AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, AccessHealth MA (formerly known as Community Research Initiative), and AIDS Action. "We are excited to celebrate all the incredible achievements we have made over the past 20 years and bring this chapter to a close," said James Morgrage, co-founder of Harbor to the Bay. "We invite participants from past rides to join us in this celebration and continue our work alongside them for years to come." Harbor to the Bay expressed its deep gratitude to the entire community of volunteers and supporters who have made the ride a success over the years. "Serving alongside each and every one of you has been the privilege and honor of a lifetime," Morgrage said. About Harbor to the Bay H arbor to the Bay is a oneday 125-mile ride from Boston (Harbor) to Provincetown, MA (Bay) that raises money for four Massachusetts-based HIV/AIDS organizations whose work has worldwide implications. Launched in 2003, Harbor to the Bay has raised over $6.7 million for Fenway Health, AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, AccessHealth MA (formerly known as Community Research Initiative), and AIDS Action. Harbor to the Bay, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profi t organization, Employer ID Number: 05-0568910 that is run solely through volunteer eff orts and has no paid employees. Harbor to the Bay is an Equal Opportunity Organization. All are welcome to participate without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identifi cation and expression, national origin, citizenship, age, HIV Status, marital or veteran status, disability, or any additional characteristics protected by law. WEBSITE https://www.harbortothebay.org Thursday, May 25 Revere’s Chris Cassidy tossed a perfect game into the sixth inning of last Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Medford.

Page 18 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 RevereTV Spotlight R evereTV is always covering local government meetings from the City Council Chambers at City Hall. This week, in particular, included many meetings that are now replaying on RTV GOV. The city held a special meeting last Tuesday that included results from a Regional Vulnerability and Adaptation Study. The study focused on coastal property impacts due to climate change as part of a program that involves Revere and surrounding cities like Saugus, Lynn, Everett and Malden. This study took place as a community meeting and is replaying in the mix of the typical government meetings on RTV. Expect to also see replays of the new Parking Advisory Commission, Conservation Commission, Human Rights Commission, Zoning Sub-Committee, Legislative Affairs Sub-Committee, Revere City Council and the Commission on Disabilities. SHOPPING | FROM Page 12 plan to buy Mom a new phone, tablet or other electronic device, leave it in its original packaging. Many retailers require the original packaging to process returns or exchanges. Buy from reputable dealers; check their ratings on BBB.org. • Jewelry: Do your research and consider visiting a jewelry store near you versus buying online. Keep your receipts and read the fi ne print; ask questions about their return poliRTV GOV is channel 9 for Comcast subscribers and channels 13 or 613 on RCN. All meetings covered by RevereTV also air live and stay posted to YouTube to be viewed at your convenience. This week’s recording of “In the Loop” includes important information for all Revere residents. Revere City Hall and other municipal buildings in the city are changing hours of operation. For the fi rst time, residents can now access Revere City Hall services until 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and City Hall will now be closed on Fridays. This pilot program started on May 1 and will continue until the end of September. Watch “In the Loop” in between programming on RTV or posted to the RTV social media accounts to stay updated on any changes regarding this message, and to learn more about community events or new city information. The Revere High School Rock cy. Read more tips on buying and selling jewelry at https:// www.bbb.org/article/newsreleases/16832-tips-for-buyingand-selling-jewelry • Gift cards and certifi cates: Check the terms and conditions of any gift card or certifi cate before buying so that it won’t be a problem. If you’re giving a gift card to someone who will make online purchases, check to see that the gift card is redeemable for Internet shopping and not just for in-store use. Make sure the gift card has not been tamEnsemble performed their annual musical concert last weekend, and RevereTV was there to record it all. This year’s theme was “The RHS Radiohead Experience.” The high school students welcomed special guest performers: RMA Percussion, GMS Rock and SBA Rock. If you missed out on the live event, RevereTV will be playing the concert throughout the months of May and June on the Community Channel. The Boston Renegades have a home game this Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at Harry Della Russo Stadium. RevereTV is covering all home games this season so tune in to the Community Channel to catch it live or watch replays in the weeks following every game. All games stream live on YouTube and stay posted there. The RevereTV Community Channel is 8 and 1072 on Comcast and 3 and 614 for RCN subscribers. pered with. Before you buy a gift card, consider the additional tips at https://www.bbb.org/ article/news-releases/17257bbb-tip-gift-cards-and-bankruptcy. • Guides, tours and classes: Art classes, wine tastings and cooking lessons are fun ways to celebrate and spend time with Mom. However, it’s important to get the details of these activities in writing. Be sure to clarify total costs and features, if reservations are needed and if there are any restrictions, special time requirements or cancellation fees. • Restaurants: Find restaurants near you and read reviews and complaints on BBB.org. Search by business name. You can also look up a restaurant’s inspection records online at https://www.foodsafetynews. com/restaurant-inspections-inyour-area/ to help you make an educated choice. Look for BBB Accredited Businesses that adhere to BBB Standards for Trust at https://www. bbb.org/standards-for-trust. Read more about BBB Accreditation Standards at https:// www.bbb.org/bbb-accreditation-standards. Are you a business owner? Learn how to get BBB Accredited at https://www. bbb.org/get-accredited For more information: Visit https://www.bbb.org/all/consumer-hq for more consumer tips and information. Check out https://www.bbb.org/all/ online-shopping for the latest online shopping news. 1. On May 12, 1820, what English nurse (“Lady with the Lamp”) was born in Florence, Italy? 2. How many bridges does the Amazon River have: 0, 22 or 236? 3. The fi rst credit card was for what company? 4. On May 13, 1941, Chicano rock music pioneer “Ritchie” Valens was born; what is the name of his Mexican folk song cover hit? 5. Until 1951, U.S. coin-operated telephone calls cost how many cents: three, fi ve or 10? 6. May 14 is Mother’s Day; what is the official Mother’s Day fl ower? 7. What game that was originally called CrissCross Words only sold 532 in its fi rst year? 8. In what year was the 1st “Oldies But Goodies” collection of rock and roll hits released: 1959, 1964 or 1971? 9. In 1861, what “Fireside Poet,” who died in Cambridge, Mass., wrote in a journal, “The word May is a perfumed word... It means youth, love, song; and all that is beautiful in life”? 10. May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day; in 1937 in what state Answers did Ruth Graves Wakefi eld cut up a chocolate bar to invent chocolate chip cookies? 11. What is considered the “Greatest Show on Earth” (having 2 million attendees per day): Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Carnival in Venice or Mardi Gras in New Orleans? 12. In the 1932 short “The Music Box” who delivered a piano? 13. In Amsterdam, what method of transport is most commonly stolen? 14. On May 16, 1957, what road in Massachusetts opened? 15. What is cos lettuce also called? 16. What global writing system has 63 characters? 17. On May 17, 1875, what oldest consecutively held thoroughbred horse race in the United States was fi rst run? 18. How many days of rain were there when Noah was on the Ark: 30, 40 or 80? 19. What kind of entertainment involves the cascade, shower and fountain? 20. On May 18, 1980, what mountain in Washington state erupted? For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-286-8500 or Info@advocatenews.net 1. Florence Nightingale 2. 0 (The riverbanks are thought too unstable for bridges.) 3. Diner’s Club (in 1950) 4. “La Bamba” 5. Five 6. Carnations 7. Scrabble 8. 1959 9. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 10. Massachusetts (at the Toll House Inn in Whitman) 11. Carnival in Rio de Janeiro 12. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy 13. Bicycle 14. The Massachusetts Turnpike 15. Romaine 16. Braille 17. The Kentucky Derby 18. 40 19. Juggling (basic patterns) 20. Mount St. Helens

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 Page 19 OBITUARIES Josephine “Josie” (Scoppettuolo) D’Ambra She moved to America from Italy when she was 11 years old. She learned to speak English from watching TV. Josie was loved by so many. Everywhere she went she made a new friend. She loved gardening and planting flowers. She was a seamstress by trade. She was many things to many people; what you needed at that moment, she was your rock, your therapist, your doctor, your chef, your seamstress. Above all she was your true friend. A Vistiation was held at the O n May 4th,2023 Heaven gained another angel. We lost a beautiful soul after a long battle with cancer. Josephine “Josie” D’Ambra, born on May 3, 1954 passed away at the age of 69. She was the wife of the late Robert H. D’Ambra, Sr. Daughter of the late Ciriaco and Emanuela (DeMarco) Scoppettuolo. Mother of Elizabeth “Lizz” Marchese and her husband Leo, the late Robert “Rob” D’Ambra, Jr. and his surviving wife Renee and Michael “Mikey” D’Ambra and his fi ancй Tanya Stanley. Nana of Johnathan and fi ancй Brianna, Julianna, Sophia, Alexis, Preston, Anthony, and Matthew. “Old nana” to Westley. The baby sister to Sabato Scoppettuolo and late wife Antonietta, the late Carmine Scoppettuolo and his wife Giuseppina, Matilde DeLuca and her late husband Raff aele, Mario Scoppettuolo and his wife Giuseppina and Liberatore Scoppettuolo and his late wife Emiliana. Zizi to numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Mama D. to everyone who knew her. Paul Buonfiglio & Sons ~ Buonfi glio Funeral Home, Revere on Tuesday, May 9. A funeral was held at the Funeral Home, Wednesday, May 10 followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Revere. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. To share a memory or condolence, please visit our guestbook at www.buonfi glio.com. Rosario Cirmia children, Maria DeCicco and her husband, Carmine DeCicco, of Burlington, and Josephine Jolly and her husband, Mark Jolly of Tewksbury. Rosario’s two grandchildren, Dominic Alan Jolly and Nathan Rosario Jolly, were the light of his life. Rosario is predeceased by his brothers, Mario, Salvatore, and Giuseppe. He is also lovingly survived by several nephews and nieces. Rosario, the youngest of four brothers, was born on August 26, 1931, to Giovanni Cirmia and Maria Antonia Battaglia in Alimena, Sicily. He served in the Italian army, eventually following his brothers to Germany and then to The United States, where he met the love of his life, Mirella. After starting a family and settling in Revere, Rosario worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for The Revere Housing Authority, where he worked for 25 years. Retirement allowed him to focus on his passions: gardening, fl ea markets, making homemade wine, sausages, and cheese, playing Italian card games, and hitting the slot machines at Mohegan Sun. He was a strong-willed man who could fi x or build anything. His thumbs were green, and his hands were skilled, helping anyone who called upon him. Rosario, his talents, and passions will be deeply missed. Family & friends were invitO f Revere passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 6, 2023. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was 91. Rosario leaves his devoted wife, Mirella, of 53 years, and two ed to attend visiting hours on Thursday, May 11th in the Vertuccio, Smith, and Vazza Beechwood Home for Funerals, Revere. A funeral mass followed in St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption Parish, Revere. Entombment in Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden. 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In-person events like this, where we can talk to people about common foot ailments and provide a free foot screening, is one of the best ways to answer their concerns and give them information that will help them help themselves to a healthier and safer life.” said Dr. David Alper, DPM “I thank Representative Jessica Giannino for her eff orts in making this event occur, and commend her for caring enough to bring this valuable information to her constituents.” “I am so thankful that Dr. Curley and Dr. Alper took the time to visit and work with our seniors in Revere,” said Representative Giannino (D-Revere) “This event was a great opportunity for our seniors to learn more about important self-examinations and early warning signs to pay attention to regarding their foot and ankle health. 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Page 20 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 sentatives who voted diff erently than Mariano on any roll calls. The three representative who 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 mornings 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 selected by widely acclaimed and highly experienced writers Keith Regan and Matt Murphy who introduce each article in their own clever and inimitable way. 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/aPTLucK THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports on the percentage of times local representatives voted with their party’s leadership during the fi rst four months of the 2023 session. The votes of the 2023 membership of 24 Republicans were compared with those of GOP House Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading). The votes of the 2023 membership of 131 Democrats were compared to House Speaker Ron Mariano (D-Quincy). Beacon Hill Roll Call uses 25 votes from the 2023 House session as the basis for this report. This includes all roll calls that were not quorum calls or votes on local issues. Rep. Susannah Whipps (UAthol) is unenrolled and not affi liated with either the Republican or Democratic party. We based her voting record on how many times she voted with Democratic House Speaker Ron Mariano. THE DEMOCRATS: A total of 125 (95.4 percent) of the 131 Democrats voted with Mariano 100 percent of the time. There were only six Democratic repreYour Hometown News Delivered! EVERETT ADVOCATE MALDEN ADVOCATE REVERE ADVOCATE SAUGUS ADVOCATE One year subscription to The Advocate of your choice: $150 per paper in-town per year or $200 per paper out-of-town per year. Name_________________________________________ Address_______________________________________ City_______________ State_______ Zip ____________ CC# _______________________________ Exp. _____ Sec. code____ Advocate (City):___________________ Clip & Mail Coupon with Credit Card, Check or Money Order to: Advocate Newspapers Inc. PO Box 490407, Everett, MA 02149 voted the most times against Mariano were Reps. Erika Uyterhoeven (D-Somerville); Russell Holmes (D-Boston); and Colleen Garry (D-Dracut). All three voted against Mariano twice. There were only three other representatives who voted against Mariano: Reps. Mike Connolly (DCambridge), Danillo Sena (D-Acton) and Jeff Turco (D-Winthrop). Each one voted against Mariano only once. THE REPUBLICANS: One hundred percent of the 24 GOP members voted with Jones 100 percent of the time. REPRESENTATIVES’ SUPPORT OF THEIR PARTY’S LEADERSHIP FROM JANUARY TO MAY 2023 The percentage next to the representatives’ name represents the percentage of times the representative supported his or her party’s leadership so far in 2023. The number in parentheses represents the number of times the representative opposed his or her party’s leadership. Some representatives voted on all 25 roll call votes. Others missed one or more roll calls. The percentage for each representatives is calculated based on the number of roll calls on which he or she voted. Rep. Jessica Giannino 100 percent (0) Rep. Jeff Turco 96 percent (1) ALSO UP ON BEACON HILL GROWING HEMP (S 40) - The Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Committee heard testimony on a bill that would allow Massachusetts farmers to grow and sell hemp that is used to make products for commercial sale. Under current law, only industrial hemp (hemp used solely for industrial purposes) can be grown in the Bay State. If the bill passes, many allowable products would be made from hemp including cosmetics, personal care and grooming products; animal and human products intended for consumption such as dietary supplements, foods and beverages; and products intended for other uses such as cloth, fi ber, fuel, paint, paper, particleboard and plastics. The measure allows land with hemp crops to be considered farmland for tax purposes and sets up a licensing system for hemp growers. Sponsor Sen. Jo Comerford (DNorthampton) said she fi led the bill to bring the state defi nition of hemp in line with the federal defi nition, to allow for the sale of edible CBD products from locally grown hemp in marijuana stores and to authorize the Department of Public Health to regulate CBD in food. “Hemp is a valuable agricultural crop, with many uses, but the commonwealth currently does not allow farmers to sell this product in ways that maximize its full potential,” said Comerford. “You can buy CBD products in the state of Massachusetts but they won’t be made with Massachusetts-grown hemp. That does not make sense. The hemp industry and hemp farmers deserve sensible policies.” RAW OR UNPASTEURIZED MILK SALES (S 43) – The Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture’s hearing also included legislation that would allow licensed raw milk farmers to deliver raw milk directly to the consumer. Current law allows only the on-farm sale of raw milk. The measure also allows raw milk farmers to sell raw milk from their farm stands even if the stand is not contiguous to their raw milk dairy. The bill would also allow farmers to sell raw milk to consumers through third-party cooperative buying clubs. This would allow consumers to join together and have the milk delivered to a nearby location so each individual consumer does not have to travel miles to the few farms that sell on-site. “Our farms and farmers struggle and allowing the sale of raw milk off farm premises, such as at a Farmers Market, not only helps farmers economically but makes it easier for consumers,” said sponsor Sen. Anne Gobi (DSpencer). CHOKING ON FOOD (H 2130) – The Public Health Committee held a hearing on a proposal expanding the current law that requires restaurants with more than 25 seats to have on the premises an employee trained in manual procedures to remove food lodged in a customer’s throat. The measure would make the requirements apply to all restaurants regardless of their seating capacity. The measure exempts take-out only restaurants and food trucks. It also eliminates the option of having a manual device on the premises for removing stuck food because critics say it has been determined that such devices are dangerous. Another provision prohibits any person who has been properly trained from being held liable for any civil damages as a result of any acts or omissions provided during the emergency assistance. Supporters noted that ChokeSave classes are given by the American Red Cross and are inexpensive. They are also often offered by municipal Departments of Health and Human Services. “[This bill], known as the ‘Choke Save’ bill, removes the 25-person threshold to require choke response training for restaurant employees because someone can choke as easily in a smaller venue as a larger one,” said sponsor Rep. Ruth Balser (D-Newton). “This bill will save lives by ensuring that restaurant employees will be able to respond to a choking emergency immediately, rather than delaying a response until emergency personnel might arrive.” QUOTABLE QUOTES “Labor issues are still hindering employers, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the number of problems small business owners face in Massachusetts. It is not the time to put the brakes on tax relief for small businesses, as estate tax reform is long overdue in Massachusetts.” --- Christopher Carlozzi, the Massachusetts state director of the National Federation of Independent Business. “The threat of tick-borne disease is not going away. In fact, Massachusetts has seen one of the fastest growing increases of tick-borne disease cases in the nation in the past 30 years. It is our duty as a Legislature to act. This bill would establish a special commission of fi eld experts and legislators charged with leading the way in identifying the best practices for increasing Lyme Disease awareness, combatting its harmful spread and assisting those suffering from its longterm eff ects.” ---Sen Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth) testifying in favor of his bill creating a special BEACON | SEE Page 22

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Page 22 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2023 BEACON | FROM Page 20 commission to help combat Lyme disease. “Massachusetts is a leader in public education on the cutting edge of student development and advancement. Despite these gains, many of our children attend school in older buildings, where outdated plumbing puts them at risk of lead ingestion. 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 16, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in the Emmanuel M. Ferrante School Committee Room and via Zoom.           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 12, 2023 This cannot continue.” ---Sen. Joan Lovely (D-Salem) on the third edition of the MASSPIRG Education Fund report “Get The Lead Out” which gave Massachusetts a C- grade for its lack of a statewide requirement to prevent lead contamination of schools’ drinking water. “If we give away hundreds of millions of dollars each year in new tax breaks for the ultra-rich and large corporations, we won’t be able to make the investments in housing, childcare and transportation that are needed to make Massachusetts truly affordable, equitable and competitive.” ---Andrew Farnitano, spokesperson for Raise Up Massachusetts in response to new data showing that state tax revenues plummeted last month, falling $2.2 billion below April 2022 collections. HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and enate 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 latenight 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 May 1-5, the House and Senate each met for a total of 20 minutes. Mon. May 1 House 11:02 a.m. to 11:08 a.m. Senate 11:05 a.m. to 11:11 a.m. Tues. May 2 No House session No Senate session Wed. May 3 No House session No Senate session Thurs. 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