Local News in 7 Languages. The Advocate Online! Scan & Subscribe Now! Vol. 32, No.20 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday Metropolitan Beaches Commission report calls for improved access, better signage and inclusive beach events and programs Special to Th e Advocate O n Friday morning Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Brian Department of Conservation & Recreation Commissioner Brian Arrigo addresses the attendees at the recent press conference. Arrigo joined legislative and community members of the Metropolitan Beaches Commission (MBC) at Carson Beach in South Boston for the release of “Breaking Barriers,” a report on improving public access to the metropolitan region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket. The report is based on a series of public hearings and listening sessions focused on overcoming obstacles to beach access for people of color, people with disabilities and people who do not speak English as their fi rst language. According to the report, which is available online at https://www.savetheharbor.org/breakBEACH | SEE Page 17 HYM developer offers update on Suffolk Downs project By Barbara Taormina he redevelopment of Suff olk Downs has been a central theme in Revere since The HYM Investment Group bought the site in 2017. T This week, Tom O’Brien, founder, managing partner and CEO of HYM, provided a community update on the project at Revere High. O’Brien said residents have probably noticed that the fi rst residential building is underway and is expected to be completed in June 2024. He added that the residential component of the massive project will provide a variety of housing, including single HOUSES | SEE Page 19 Dressed to the Nine’s at RHS Senior Prom State Rep. Jessica Giannino is shown congratulating new school committee member Jacqueline Monterosso during her swearingin ceremony at city hall Monday night. By Barbara Taormina C ity councillors and members of the School Committee met together this week to appoint the defeated runner-up in the last election to fi ll the vacancy of Susan Gravellese, who recently resigned to take on the role of the city’s health and wellness coordinator. The vote to appoint Jacqueline Monterosso was unanimous and quick, but the meeting continued so Revere could celebrate the fi rst Latina serving on the city’s School Committee. Monterosso thanked a small crowd who turned out to watch her appointment. “I think this is a testament to what we represent,” she said. “This room is fi lled with students, educators, union leaders and elected offi cials. We represent all people and serve all people in Revere.” Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe said it was an exciting day for SWORN | SEE Page 17 $2.99 GALLON We accept: MasterCard * Visa * & Discover Price Subject to Change without notice 100 Gal. Min. 24 Hr. Service 781-286-2602 781-286-8500 Friday, May 19, 2023 Jacqueline Monterosso sworn in as new School Committee member STYLIN’: The RHS Class of 2023 held their Senior Prom at the Danversport Yacht Club last Thursday night. Shown from left to right: Gabriela De La Rosa, Juanita Giraldo Galvis, Sam Ochoa, Leonel Mazariegos and Nate Lemken. See next week’s Advocate for photo highlights.

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THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 Page 5 Reps. Jessica Giannino and Jeffrey Turco offer Moment of Silence in memory of the late Rep. “Billy” Reinstein on the 25th anniversary of his passing Members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives are shown pausing for a Moment of Silence in honor of the 25th anniversary of the late Representative William “Billy” G. Reinstein at the State House. (Courtesy of State House Media) R epresentatives Jessica Giannino and Jeff rey Turco offered a moment of silence during the Massachusetts House of Representative’s Informal Session on May 15 in memory of State Representative of the 16th Suff olk District William “Bill” G. Reinstein on the 25th anniversary of his passing. Although he served in many elected positions while representing Revere, his heart was in the honorable chamber of the House. His memory still lives on through the stories shared by those who had the honor of serving alongside him. His daughter, former Representative Kathi-Anne Reinstein, joined the informal session to honor his memory and service to Revere. “I could think of no better place to be on May 15, 2023, to celebrate my father and his legacy than at the State House, in the House Chamber, amongst friends, celebrating Revere High School students. Rep. Giannino, thank you for inviting me to join you to both share in RHS’s celebration while also arranging to recognize my dad,” said former State Representative Kathi- Ann Reinstein. “Bill Reinstein didn’t love politics, he loved people; and it’s a gift that he continues to be remembered with such laughter and light. My brother Billy and I, and our families, are so grateful to our friends Vice Chair Giannino and Rep. Turco for remembering him so fondly today and every day.” “It’s not often that the stories and memories of a man who served over 25 years ago still are shared today, with as many laughs and as vividly as they were when they happened. That is such a true testament to what kind of man Representative Reinstein was, leaving behind a legacy of great memories and so many laughs,” said Representative Giannino (D-Revere). “Billy was Revere. I am so proud to serve in the seat that he served in, #22 in the House, and be able to pay tribute to his service and memory.” “Bill Reinstein was a legend in Revere politics. He served his community for an entire lifetime and his legacy lives on in the people that he helped and the families whose lives he touched,” said Representative Turco (DWinthrop). It was my pleasure to participate in his remembrance on the fl oor of the Massachusetts House of Representatives on the 25th anniversary of his untimely death.”    Attorneys at Law                   14 Norwood St., Everett, MA 02149 Phone: (617) 387-4900 Fax: (617) 381-1755  John Mackey, Esq. * Katherine M. Brown, Esq. Patricia Ridge, Esq.

Page 6 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 Revere Senior Center Bocce Banquet celebrates season I t was another incredible season in the books! The Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center’s Thursday afternoon Bocce players marked the end of the season with a beautiful banquet. The league dined in style at the Marina at The Wharf on May 4. Bocce Coordinator Irma Accettullo organized a lovely banquet to celebrate the season. In her words, “Good people, good times!” FIRST-PLACE TEAM: Pictured from left to right: Charlie Aronson, Maureen Willett, Assunta DeCicco and Frank Schettino. SECOND-PLACE TEAM: Pictured from left to right: Enrique Pena, Antonio D’Ambrosio, Bill Reedy and Saverio DeCicco. THIRD-PLACE TEAM: Pictured from left to right: Regina Franovich, Carmella Mercier, Joanne Wood and Bart Tripoli. Bocce Coordinator Irma Accettullo and Fred Sannella

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 Page 7 State Reps. Giannino and Turco and Sen. Edwards host RHS Drama Club at the State House T he Revere legislative delegation was delighted to host the extremely talented Revere High School Drama Club at the State House on May 15 to perform selections from their rendition of “In the Heights.” The performance, which took place on the Grand Staircase, fi lled the halls of the building with music and applause. This was an especially important event, as the RHS Drama Club re-established its musical theater program after a 30-year absence with this uplifting celebration of Hispanic culture that even garnered support from the show’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. “I was so proud to welcome students from my High School (class of 2010) to perform a number of musical and theatrical renditions from ‘In the Heights’, at the State House,” said Representative Jessica Giannino (D-Revere). “This event was a great opportunity for our students to showcase their talents for all to see and for the delegation to show how proud we are of what’s happening here in Revere. The display of talent, The RHS Drama Club students are shown seated in the House of Representatives Chambers. community, and pride echoed through the marble halls.” “What a great honor to have the Revere Drama Club visit the State House, join with us in the chamber and to perform songs from their hit performance ‘The Heights’ on the grand staircase of the State House,” said Representative Jeff rey Turco (D-Winthrop). “Revere drama is back after a thirty-year hiatus; the students and their teachers deserve great credit for presenting themselves admirably and making Revere High and the City of Revere proud.” “The talent of the Revere High School Drama Club was on full display this week at the State House,” said Senator Lydia Edwards (D-Boston). “The students and their teachers should be proud of the dedication, passion, and creative fl air that made this production a success.” “It was such a great fi nal ending piece for these hard working, committed, not to mention, talented students,” said RHS Drama Teacher Kristina Menissian. “Reestablishing the after-school theatre program at RHS has seemed to have had a positive impact on these students and (hopefully) our community. Theatre is so important and so impactful for fostering creativity, but more importantly, in creating a safe space for all students regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, grade level, economic background, academic ability, language, etc. Theatre teaches us empathy and off ers opportunities to walk in others shoes or in the case of In The Heights cast, to show what it is like to walk in the shoes of Hispanic immigrants – a relatable story for many of our students or any immigrant family. I hope our RHS students recognize the positive impact they’ve had on their school community as well as being a source of pride for our greater Revere community. I could not be prouder of them.” The Stage Manager for “In The Heights,” eleventh-grader Adriana DeCicco, said “It was cool going there in general because I had never been there. It was awesome hearing our cast sing there too because of the amazing acoustics. It was an interesting experience getting to showcase the RHS Drama Club talent in the MA State House!” ~ ANNOUNCEMENT~ REVERE AMERICAN LEGION POST # 61 Is reopening soon! State Representatives Jessica Giannino and Jeff rey Turco are shown with the RHS Drama Club on the steps of the Grand Staircase during the student’s visit to the State House. Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 “Same name, phone number & address for over half a century. We must be doing something right!”                     www.everettaluminum.com                    We are happy to announce that we have begun making reservations for our function hall. At 249 Broadway, Revere for events after May 20, 2023 For information, please call 781-284-9511 * Leave your name and telephone number. Celebrating 65 Years in Business! Summer is Here!

Page 8 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 Interim Mayor Patrick Keefe Officially Announces Candidacy for Mayor L ast Thursday evening, Revere City Council President and Acting Mayor of Revere Patrick Keefe announced his candidacy for mayor in the November 2023 citywide election. Keefe is fi lling the seat left by former Mayor Brian Arrigo, who was picked as Department of Conservation & Recreation Commissioner by Governor Maura Healey. The fundraiser took place at Springhill Suites. Candidate for Mayor Patrick Keefe with supporters: Dawn Russo, Karen Tran, Christina Cavagnaro. Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe drew a big crowd from the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center. Announcing his friend Patrick Keefe for Mayor of Revere was Bob Marra. Candidate for Mayor Patrick Keefe greeted Candidate for Ward 4 Councillor Paul Argenzio and Revere School Committee Member John Kingston. Bob Marra with Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe. Marra introduced his friend at the candidate’s campaign kickoff . Showing support for Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe, pictured from left to right: Tom O’Brien, Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky and Joaquin Lemus. Supporting Keefe for Mayor: Bernardo Sepulveda, Sergio Jean and Lou Markakis. Longtime friend John Migliozzi from Everett Bank was on hand to wish the candidate good luck. Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe is shown with his parents, Patrick Keefe, Sr. and Lucille, and family friend, James Nigro. The Good Diner owner Saber Abougalala showed his support for candidate Patrick Keefe. Businessman Kevin Chiles and Revere Police Sgt. Joe Internicola were on hand to support candidate Patrick Keefe.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 Page 9 Candidate Patrick Keefe with wife, Jenn and daughter, Adrianna Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe addressed the capacity crowd at the Springhill Suites Hotel reception hall. The supportive crowd gave Keefe a warm welcome as he took centerstage. The Bonasoros – Amanda, Christopher and Lily – with Jenn and Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe Three candidates for 2023: Michelle Kelley, Councillor-at-Large; Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe, candidate for mayor; and Angela Sawyer, Councillor of Ward 5. Natalia and Michael Zaccaria with candidate for Mayor Patrick Keefe The Keefe brothers: Tom, Patrick and Joseph. Candidate for Mayor Patrick Keefe is shown with Ward 5 Councillor John Powers and Candidate for Councillor-at-Large Bob Haas III. Showing support: John Ferrara, Nick Catinazzo, former RPD Chief Jim Guido, former Ward 3 Councillor Arthur Guinasso, Steve Caruso and candidate for Councillor-at-Large Juan Jaramillo. Boston Bob and Kimberly Fall The wife of former Mayor Brian Arrigo, Daveen Arrigo, showed up in support of candidate Patrick Keefe. Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe with DJ Stevie Ray and Rick Freni

Page 10 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 Revere Public Library celebrates Mother’s Day with a picnic, backdrops and card/flowerpot decorating By Tara Vocino T he Revere Public Library celebrated Mother’s Day with a picnic last Thursday. Children made cards and decorated fl owerpots for their mothers. Heidi Coral is shown with her children: Mateo, 4, and Sofia, 6 months. They planned to go to dinner to celebrate. Sarah Harima, 4, wished her mother, Meryem, a Happy Mother’s Day. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) Vanessa Alvarez is shown with her daughter Eva Gonzalez, 16 months. They planned to go to Great Wolf Lodge to celebrate. Jamie Harrison with her son, Miles, 2, put a watering can sticker onto a pot. They planned to celebrate with family. Rubia and Rafael Ferreira, 3, made a Mother’s Day card. Connor (at left), 2, and Charlie, 4, are shown with their mother, Lainey, grandmother Bernadette Leslie, and pretzels donated by Philly Pretzel Factory. Market Basket and Torretta’s Bakery also donated food. Event organizers, pictured from left to right: Young Adult/Teen Librarian Krystee Maniscalco, Children’s Librarian Lisa Ferrara and Administrative Assistant Kayla Quevillon.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 Page 11 Brothers Imaad (at right), 3, and Haadi, 8, and their mother, Mishaal, relaxed on a blanket. They planned to visit the Charles River on Mother’s Day. Maria Fernanda with her daughter, Mia, 1, celebrated Mother’s Day with a picnic at the Revere Public Library last Thursday. Michelle Islas and her son Eliot Batista, 2, made a Mother’s Day card. They planned to celebrate with friends. Phoebe Green and her daughter, Adelaide, 5 months, decorated fl owerpots. They planned to celebrate with a pedicure and hard cider. Noah Batista, 3, and his mother, Ingrid, celebrated Mother’s Day. Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma Geronymo Espinosa, 2, and his mother Diana, played Hula-Hoop.

Page 12 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 Patriots inch closer to playoff berth By Greg Phipps W ith its sights set on another postseason berth this spring, the Revere High School baseball team took two major steps toward accomplishing that objective with Greater Boston League wins over Malden last Wednesday and Everett on Monday. The victories lifted Revere to 8-7 overall on the season as of early this week, just two wins away from clinching a spot in the state tournament. The Patriots hosted league foe Somerville on Wednesday and have a home game against league rival Lynn English today (May 19). On Wednesday, Head Coach Mike Manning and his squad were looking to avenge a 5-1 loss to the Highlanders earlier this season. On Friday, the Patriots will be seeking some revenge on the Bulldogs as well. English edged Revere in a high-scoring 10-9 contest back in April. Last Wednesday, ace starter Kyle Cummings was at his best, as he held Malden to just one hit in fi ve innings of work. CumLOAN | SEE Page 12 can get. I’m hopeful this program will work to expand those opportunities for our most needy entrepreneurs and owners, especially those on Shirley Ave, Broadway and microenterprises who can take advantage of these no-interest loans.” In February, the City of Revere conducted a Business Survey to understand how businesses are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. From the survey fi ndings, DPCD learned that across all business types 77% of respondents reported increased costs as their largest challenge. This Small Business Loan Program will off set those higher costs by providing loans to support equipment, start-up costs or new hiring. “We have a vibrant small business community, and many are struggling with a mix of high costs rising interest rates,” said Chief of Planning and Community Development Tom Skwierawksi. “This loan program will help deal with these immediate needs, and will also create a revolving pool of funds to provide an additional fi nancing option for the business community in the long-term.” As part of the survey, DPCD also learned that over 80% of respondents who lease their facilRevere ace Kyle Cummings hurled a one-hit shutout in the Patriots’ win over Malden last week. mings aided his own cause with the bat by going 3-for-3 with a double and driving in two runs in a 10-0 mercy-rule victory. Sophomore Brendan Sack drove in three runs and smacked two hits. Giancarlo Miro drilled two hits, including a two-bagger, and had two RBIs, and freshman Dom Bellia doubled and fi nished with two RBIs. Seniors Dom Boudreau and Chris Cassidy contributed by scoring a combined three runs and reachity are likely or somewhat likely to increase their physical footprint. This means 80% of respondents who lease their facility are interested in expanding their location to utilize something such as a shared space or an adjacent storefront. However, those who own their facility are less likely to expand their footprint due to the associated cost burden, particularly given rising interest rates. The Small Business Loan program will help reduce borrowing costs for those looking to expand their small businesses in the city. All small businesses are eligible to apply, but only certain eligible businesses will have access to incentivized rates and terms. To better support our growing business districts, interest rates for businesses on Shirley Avenue and Broadway will be up to 0%, and the term of the loan will be fi ve years. Additionally, interest rates for income-eligible (80% or less of the Area Median Income) microenterprises (fi ve employees or less) will be up to 0%, and the term of the loan will be fi ve years. This program is funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. All loans will be required to meet job creation, job retention or other public benefi t standards established under ing base four times. Ollie Svendsen added a hit and a run batted in. Revere followed up last Wednesday’s offensive output with another high run total against Everett on Monday at home. This time the triumph didn’t come quite so easily, as the Patriots edged out a close 9-7 conquest. Revere defeated the neighboring rival Crimson Tide by an 8-2 count back in April. the CDBG program for the benefi t of low- and moderate-income persons. All loans are subject to a CDBG eligibility review by the DPCD and will need documented the proposed benefi t prior to the approval of any loans. For smaller business or service sector loans, which involve limited growth and job creation/retention potential, the loan limit shall be $35,000. For loan requests determined to have signifi cant job and business growth potential, the loan limit may be extended up to a maximum of $75,000 – max maturity 60-72 months with an established monthly payment of principal & interest payments. Interest rates will vary from 0% to 80% of the prime rate for a period of fi ve years. Those interested in applying for a small business loan can do so soon at www.revere.org/ smallbusiness. There is no deadline, but the application will close as soon as the funding is depleted. The DPCD will also conduct information sessions to guide owners through the application process. If business owners and entrepreneurs have any questions or would like to learn more, they are encouraged to contact the DPCD Small Business Team by calling 781-2868181 or emailing smallbusiness@ revere.org. Best Dating Apps for Retirees Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good online dating apps or sites for retirees? I’m a 66-year-old widow and would like to fi nd a new friend to spend time with, but don’t know where to turn. Cautious Carol Whether you’re interested in dating again or just looking for a friend to spend time with, online dating sites and apps have become an easy and convenient way for older adults to meet new single people without ever having to leave home. And to make things even easier, most sites today use matchmaking algorithms that factor in your interests and preferences so they can steer you to matches that are best suited for you. Here are some other tips to help you get started. Choose a site: There are dozens of diff erent matchmaking websites and apps available today, so choosing can be a bit confusing. While many sites offer free trials or watered-down free content, finding out the price can be diffi cult until you register and provide some information. In general, viewing complete profi les and messaging potential dates will require a monthly fee, which can range anywhere between $10 and $40 per month. Some top mainstream sites/ apps that are popular among older adults are eHarmony.com, Match.com and OKCupid.com. If, however, you’re interested in more age specifi c sites, some great options are OurTime.com or SilverSingles.com. Or if you have a specifi c kind of person you’d like to meet, there are dozens of niche sites like: EliteSingles.com for educated professionals; ChristianMingle.com for Christian singles; BLK-app.com for black singles; JSwipeApp.com for Jewish singles; and Facebook.com/dating for people who love Facebook. Create a profi le: When you join a matchmaking site, you’ll need to create a personality profi le that refl ects who you are, including recent photos, hobbies, interests, favorite activities and more. If you need some help, sites like Profi leHelper.com can write one for you for a fee. Practice caution: When you register with a site you remain anonymous. No one gets access to your personal contact information until you decide to give it out, so be prudent to whom you give it. Before meeting, you should chat on the phone or video chat a few times, and when you do meet in person for the fi rst time, meet in a public place or bring a friend along. And if someone asks for money or your fi nancial information, don’t give it out. Online dating/ sweetheart scams are rampant so be very cautious. Be skeptical: In an eff ort to get more responses, many people will exaggerate or fl at out lie in their profi les, or post pictures that are 10 years old or 20 pounds lighter. So, don’t believe everything you see or read. Make an eff ort: A lot of times, people – especially women – sit back and let others come to them. Don’t be afraid to make the fi rst move. When you fi nd someone you like, send a short note that says, “I really enjoyed your profile. I think we have some things in common.” Keep it simple. Don’t get discouraged: If you don’t get a response from someone, don’t let it bother you. Just move on. There are many others that will be interested in you and it only takes one person to make online dating worthwhile. 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. Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 Page 13 Supt.’s Communications Director double-dipped with Leader Herald newspaper O’Connor’s Admissions Prove Clear Violation of Confl ict of Interest Laws By James Mitchell (Editor’s Note: This article was published in the May 12, 2023 edition of the Everett Advocate) It’s only a conflict if you get caught Longtime Everett Public Schools Communications Coordinator David O’Connor admitted this in his deposition to the mayor’s attorney in the defamation lawsuit that he worked for two years as an employee for the Everett Leader Herald newspaper and the School Department under former Supt. Frederick Foresteire and admitted to his former employment to current Supt. of Schools Priya Tahiliani, in clear violation of confl ict of interest laws. O’Connor, who began his career on the city payroll as a clerk typist under Forestiere in 2012, clearly violated Mass. Confl ict of Interest Laws, including Chapter 268A, Chapter 17, Conduct of Public Offi cials and Employees, where a municipal employee receives compensation from other than a municipality, in this case, a local newspaper. O’Connor never admitted to the School Committee, the State Ethics Commission or the people of Everett that he was being paid as an employee of the Leader Herald whole working for the City of Everett. O’Connor even admitted to leaving his years of employment from 2017 to 2019 with the Leader Herald off his LinkedIn page, agreeing with Atty. Jeff rey Robbins that it would not have looked good listing both Leader Herald and School Department. Plenty to see here, folks O’Connor was presented a Sept. 14, 2021, email where he showed concern over Tahiliani’s 2020-2021 Superintendent Evaluation where she was graded as Profi cient by the School Committee, advised corrupt Leader Herald publisher Josh Resnek that if he was to write a story on the evaluation, to just “leave this alone,” ending his email with, “I’m not pretending this is gold because it’s not. But maybe if it’s presented in a certain way….” And as in a “certain way,” Resnek published a glowing front page, large type headline article that Tahiliani received high marks as superintendent when in fact she received just a profi cient grade by the School Committee. O’Connor was also aware that the surveillance cameras that Tahiliani claimed in a lawsuit were installed by the mayor were, in fact, not installed by the mayor but by former Supt. Forestiere over a decade ago prior to her taking the supt.’s position, but would neither question nor inform Tahiliani’s motivation or allegations of spying by the mayor. The cameras were installed by Forestiere to catch a custodian who was using the computer to fi nd information on fellow employees. After an Arlington security company installed the cameras, they were disconnected a week later after catching the employee – well over a decade ago. Tahiliani fi led a lawsuit, one of two against the mayor and the City of Everett, which would be supported by Resnek’s infl ammatory articles supporting the bogus allegations. O’Connor, who was promoted by Tahiliani as her Communications Coordinator, knew the situation regarding the cameras but stood by while Resnek used the information for stories in the Everett Leader Herald claiming the mayor had installed the cameras. Ethics? What ethics? Atty. Jeff rey Robbins questioned O’Connor’s ethics as to why he chose to ignore the facts and stand idly by as students held demonstrations as Tahiliani made false accusations despite his knowledge about the cameras. “…in all those months, for every day that you have access to her, you were never curious to ask her, do you have any evidence at all to make that charge?” asked Atty. Robbins about Tahiliani’s lawsuit. “No, I did not,” replied O’Connor. “Well, is your job – is one of your jobs as the communications coordinator for the Everett school system and the superintendent to know the facts relating to issues – public issues about the Everett school system?” asked the attorney. “Yes,” he said. “And you didn't want to see if you could ascertain the facts about whether or not the superintendent's charges were false?” “No, I did not,” replied O’Connor. O’Connor was then asked if he believes integrity is an important quality in a superintendent; and that being a model for the students is just as important. O’Connor agreed. “And you would not want to have, as the leader of the students of the school system in the City of Everett, somebody who made dishonest or false charges; correct?” asked Robbins. “Correct,” answered O’Connor. According to O’Connor, he informed Tahiliani that he was working for the Leader Herald in 2020 and that she didn’t ask him to disclose his relationship with the newspaper to the Ethics Commission, and especially, the Everett School Committee. “Did she tell you to disclose this to anyone?” asked the attorney. “No.” Keeping their secrets Questioning turned to an email exhibit between O’Connor and the corrupt Leader Herald publisher Resnek. In the back-andforth emails between the two, Resnek, upset over O’Connor quitting as the paper’s page designer, hassles O’Connor into believing that the mayor will be celebrating O’Connor’s departure, stating in the email as he imagines the mayor saying, “There’s the Irish for you. They suck. They don’t stand with each other. I made him quit – and it cost him – and I’m [expletive] happy.” Resnek ends his desperate email with, “How does he [mayor] know what you’re doing in the fi rst place?” The mayor didn’t, as it was a secret only O’Connor, Philbin, Resnek, Forestiere and Tahiliani knew. Atty. Robbins asked O’Connor why he left the part-time, $300/ week newspaper job; O’Connor stated that he thought it was best for the Everett school system, as an option and optically. Resnek off ered O’Connor the position when Philbin took control of the newspaper after his father, Andrew Philbin, Sr. purchased it in 2017. Robbins pointed out the irony of Resnek, a self-proclaimed investigative reporter who writes about

Page 14 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 HHS Subcommittee consultant assesses response to city’s homeless population  T By Barbara Taormina he City Council’s Health and Human Services Subcommitwww.eight10barandgrille.com OPEN DAILY FOR DINNER AT 4 PM. CATCH THE CELTICS, BRUINS & NCAA SPORTS ON OUR 6 LARGE SCREEN TV'S! m WE'RE OPEN! 8 Norwood Street, Everett (617) 387-9810                                 tee met this week to hear an assessment of Revere’s homelessness response. Julia Newhall, head of Revere’s Substance Use Disorder and Homeless Initiatives Offi ce, explained that the city approved using ARPA funds to hire consultant Lori Pampilo Harris, a national expert on homelessness and housing, to assess Revere’s response to the rising problem of homelessness. Harris, who lives out of state, prepared a prerecorded presentation outlining the assessment’s major fi ndings. Newhall explained that the city’s decision to invest in the study grew out of the successful response to the local homeless population during the pandemic. Revere provided emergency services, including testing, screening, washing stations, single tents to avoid transmission, food, shelter and other types of support. As a result, there was not a single case of covid being transmitted among the city’s homeless population. Harris highlighted the city’s response to the homeless population during Covid. She also noted that the city’s open attitude toward innovation and collaboration was a signifi cant strength, as well as a deep-rooted sense of compassion and empathy throughout the community. Harris’s fi rst recommendation was for Revere to adopt a housing first approach. HUD and state agencies have adopted a                                                       housing fi rst approach which prioritizes providing permanent housing as the main goal to end homelessness. According to Harris, permanent housing is a springboard to improve quality of life. Once in a permanent home, people can begin to deal with problems, such as substance abuse, unemployment, education and other needs. She also said that once people enter the shelter and homelessness system, it’s diffi cult to get out. “Without housing fi rst, you’ll continue to manage but not solve homelessness,” said Harris. Harris explained that diff erent factors are contributing to Revere’s rising homeless population. First and most obvious is the lack of aff ordable housing. Also exacerbating the problem is the continual infl ux of new residents. Individuals and families also have inadequate incomes to access available housing, despite that many have jobs. Other issues, such as substance abuse and mental health problems, also contribute to the homelessness problem. Harris said the city’s outreach to homeless people and those on the verge of homelessness is limited and should be increased. The assessment also found limited communication and coordination with services in nearby communities. She recommended that Revere articulate a long-term goal and create an action plan to achieve it. “If you don’t have a target, you won’t hit it,” she said. Harris described an action plan as a set of strategies and people with roles and responsibilities. She suggested a public/private partnership with a coordinated system and someone who is owning the issue and providing oversight. She emphasized the need for frequent engagement with homeless people using services to maintain a baseline understanding of the need and to measure success. Harris also urged the council’s subcommittee members to consider a housing navigation service that helps people fi nd housing available at their income levels. A housing navigator can provide hope and direction and serve as a lynch pin for clients, landlords and housing professionals. “There is a deep need for guidance, support and assistance to fi nd housing,” said Harris, who also spoke about incentives for landlords, such as cash bonuses for signing a lease with a referral from a housing navigator and a contingency fund to cover repairs and lost rent. The city’s assessment is several hundred pages long and is fi lled with details and ideas for the city. “We want to make homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring,” Newhall told councillors. Lt. Gov. Driscoll visits Cambridge Health Alliance’s Community Behavioral Health Center State leaders learned about the center’s progress in supporting local families since its launch in January n recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll visited the Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC) at Cambridge Hospital of Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) on Thursday, May 11. CBHC is one of 25 designated Community Behavioral Health Centers that began operating in Massachusetts earlier this year. CBHC is a new model of behavioral health care designed to expand access to routine, urgent and crisis treatment for mental health conditions and substance use disorders. At I CHA, key CBHC services include a 24-hour Access and Crisis Line (833-222-2030) and Behavioral Health Urgent Care that is open daily for walk-in visits. CHA also provides 24/7 mobile crisis services in individuals’ homes, schools or other community locations. Lt. Governor Driscoll, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kate Walsh, Department of Mental Health Commissioner Brooke Doyle and the Executive Offi ce of Health and Human Service’s Offi ce of BehavHEALTH | SEE Page 15

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 Page 15 Greater Boston Stage Company presents ‘Clue: On Stage’ I t’s not just a game anymore! “Clue: On Stage” is written by Sandy Rustin; adapted from the Paramount Pictures fi lm written by Jonathan Lynn and the board game from Hasbro, Inc.; additional materials by Hunter Foster and Eric Price; directed by Weylin Symes; movement direction by Ceit Zweil. Performances run June 2–25, 2023. “Clue: On Stage” is a hilarious story of murder, madness, mayhem and mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion where six guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth – the butler – Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to fi nd the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the madcap comedy whodunit that will leave both cult fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to fi gure out… WHO did it, WHERE and with WHAT!? Greater Boston Stage Compa“Clue: On Stage” ny’s highly anticipated production features an all-star cast of Boston’s fi nest! Comedic genius Paul Melendy takes on the uptight, formal, “by the book” butler, Wadsworth, made famous by HEALTH | FROM Page 14 ioral Health Chief, Emily Bailey, toured CHA’s Behavioral Health Urgent Care and met with staff members who explained how people are able to get connected to treatment more quickly via same-day evaluations, referrals and evidence-based treatments. The group then participated in a roundtable discussion with CHA clinicians and staff members along with representatives from the Cambridge, Malden and Somerville Public Schools. The discussion highlighted Tim Curry in the cult classic fi lm. Melendy is the distinguished recipient of the 2023 Elliot Norton Award for Best Solo Performance for Greater Boston Stage Company’s critically acclaimed production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” The cast includes many of Boston’s standout performers: Maureen Keiller as the oh so batty and neurotic Mrs. Peacock; Jennifer Ellis as the seductive and cunning Miss Scarlett; Bill Mootos as the pompous and dangerously dim Colonel Mustard; Mark Linehan as the academic Casanova Professor Plum; Ceit Zweil as the tragic and allegedly murderous widow Mrs. White; Stewart Evan Smith as the timid, yet offi cious, rule follower Mr. Green; Bryan Miner as Mr. Boddy/Motorist/Chief of Police; Genevieve Lefevre as Yvette; Sara Coombs students’ behavioral health needs and how the CBHC serves as a key resource for immediate care. The conversation provided key insights into how the recent expansion of mental health services, including urgent care, in Massachusetts is making a positive impact and what policy changes could continue to improve much-needed access. It also reinforced CHA’s key partnership with both the Commonwealth and the schools in the communities it serves to advance effi cient and high-quality mental health and substance use services for all in need. as Cook/Ensemble/understudy Peacock/understudy White. Understudies include Fernando Barbosa, Lisa Kate Joyce and Katie Pickett. Single tickets: $64-69 adults; $59-64 seniors; $25 students (with valid ID). For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Box Offi ce at Greater Boston Stage Company at 781-279-2200, or visit https://www.greaterbostonstage.org/clue/. Health and safety: We are committed to keeping Greater Boston Stage Company a safe and welcoming space for everyone. For more information, please visit https://www.greaterbostonstage.org/plan-your-visit/ health-safety/. About Greater Boston Stage Company: We bring vibrant professional theatre and dramatic education beyond the boundaries of Boston, featuring world and regional premieres alongside fresh interpretations of familiar work. Within this setting, we uniquely foster the artists of tomorrow by providing ongoing performance and employment opportunities to our company of current and former students. Now concluding its 23rd Season of live theatre in Stoneham, Mass., Greater Boston Stage Company produces six Mainstage shows, presents a series of Special Events and runs yearround classes, lessons and fully staged productions through The Young Company for students in grades 1–12. Box Offi ce: 781-279-2200; boxoffi ce@greaterbostonstage.org; Box Offi ce hours: Tuesdays–Fridays, noon to 4 p.m.; location: 395 Main St., Stoneham, Mass.; website: greaterbostonstage. org. 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Page 16 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 Volunteers Gather for Annual Spring Clean Up Last Saturday morning, Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe joined forces with Revere Dept. of Public Works employees and state and local elected offi cials, as well as volunteers, to span across the city for the annual clean up. The volunteers are shown gathering prior to the start of the citywide cleanup. 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 VERONICA RAUSSIN Community Outreach Coordinato 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 VA-Facility 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 inHEALTH | SEE Page 18

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 Page 17 BEACH | FROM Page 1 ing-barriers-report, the Commission “found that our beaches have increasingly drawn residents who represent the rich diversity of our region. However, more progress is needed before we can say they are truly inclusive…People’s perceptions of their beaches are shaped by their personal experiences and those of their friends and families. For people of color, people with disabilities and non-native English speakers, this has often meant feeling unwelcome and uncomfortable on their beaches, which are spectacular public resources that belong to them and their communities.” At the event DCR Commissioner Arrigo reaffirmed the Healey/Driscoll Administration’s to climate equity, environmental justice, public health and economic opportunity, saying “The Department of Conservation & Recreation sits in the middle of all that. I look forward to the work ahead, and hope to be the longest-serving DCR commissioner.” Metropolitan Beaches Commissioner Rep. Jessica Ann Giannino of Revere is also looking forward to the work ahead, saying, “Improving access and signage on our region’s public beaches make them a more inclusive environment for all. I know that Governor Healey and DCR Commissioner Arrigo care about these issues, and I look forward to working with them to make our metropolitan beaches a welcoming place for residents and visitors.” According to Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay’s Executive Director, Chris Mancini, the MBC was created in 2006 to “take an indepth look at the Boston metropolitan region’s 15 public beaches in Nahant, Lynn, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull.” These beaches are owned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and managed by DCR. Today the MBC is a permanent legislative Commission managed by Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and is charged with making specific findings and recommendations to the Legislature, DCR and the public on ways to improve the region’s public beaches. The Commission will hold a public hearing in August to hear from DCR on their progress on the recommendations included in the report. If you would like to attend, email info@savetheharbor.org You can fi nd out more about the Metropolitan Beaches Commission and download transcripts, meeting materials and prior reports at https://www.savetheharbor.org/mbc Thinking Out Loud Too Many Veterans Are Struggling, We Need to Be There for Them By Sal Giarratani s I read that news story from addicted.org, Veterans are struggling with addiction and mental health, (Revere Advocate, May 12), I needed to add my two cents to this important yet seemingly under-told story of what is happening in America. While remembering all those who sacrifi ced themselves for all of us with honors on Memorial Day, sometimes I think we have forgotten all those who served their country but came home wounded not only with physical wounds but those with invisible wounds. I had little idea of the growing toll of veterans who came home to their families alive but in deep emotional trouble. It is very sad to know that over 3.9 million veterans are battling on a new battlefi eld and the enemy is substance abuse disorder and various kinds of mental issues. Suicide also is increasing amongst our troubled veterans. In Massachusetts, there are over 300,000 veterans over half are 65 and over. We really need to do better when it comes to early intervention. Many returning veterans end up with addiction and mental health issues. Much of it could be preventable if there was more and earlier access to help. Too many veterans are A Shown from left to right: MBC Lead Consultant Bruce Berman; MBC Commissioner Susan Hamilton, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, DCR; MBC Commissioner Mercy Robinson, Executive Director, South Boston En Accion; MBC Commissioner Rep. Joan Meschino, 3rd Plymouth; DCR Commissioner Brian Arrigo; MBC Co-Chair Sen. Brendan Crighton, Third Essex; Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Executive Director Chris Mancini; and MBC Commissioner Jason McCann, Town of Hull. SWORN | FROM Page 1 Revere. “But fi rst, I want to say farewell and thank you to Susan Gravellese. Her shoes are going to be very large to fi ll.” “Jacqueline represents the fi rst Latina to serve on the School Committee. There’s a lot of proud parents and students watching today,” added Keefe. State Representative Jessica Giannino came with warm wishes and a bouquet of fl owers. “Growing up in Revere, I think it’s so important to be able to see yourself in your elected offi cials,” said Giannino. “Jacky brings a beautiful example of that. Growing up, I saw a 28-year-old woman run for state representative and I knew I could be state representative. Now there’s a new generation of women leaders in the city of Revere.” often afraid to seek help. They come home and often find it hard to resume pre-service activities. untreated trauma is too common for these former military veterans and too often gets overwhelmed. Many turn to self-medication like drugs and alcohol to cope with their broken lives. I can't tell you how many broken lives I continue to meet today. part of them came home but part of them never left the battlefi eld to only create new battlefi elds right here at home after all the shooting stopped. We as a society need to help those living agonizing lives. we must not judge them but help them. giving them a reason to win on their new battlefi eld of life. As Veronica Rausin from addicted.org wrote in last week's Revere Advocate, "It takes families and communities coming together to help our veteran population...While on Memorial Day, we honor those who lost their lives, we must continue to fi ght for those who are alive with us today." America must never forget those who perished in battle for us and we should not forget those who have fallen behind and our priority must be to bring them home too from their ongoing battles they still face today." City launches new farmers’ market on June 10 A new farmer’s market will be opening on Shirley Avenue at Sandler Square on Saturday, June 10. The biweekly market will off er fresh, organic produce from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The city’s Department of Public Health decided to replace the Friday farmers’ market on Broadway with a new pilot Saturday market with hopes of attracting more vendors and more shoppers. The market will feature produce from the Trustees of Reservations, a nonprofi t conservation group that acquires fresh fruits and vegetables from farms throughout Massachusetts. There will also be local vendors selling healthy goods and products as well as tables with information about city services and programs. Live music and other entertainment are also planned. There will be free Zumba classes on Saturdays before the market, and cooking classes with available produce. Revere’s Chief of Health and Human Services, Lauren Buck, is hopeful that the market will eventually expand and bring fresh produce and food directly to residents in need with a refrigerated van. Residents may use snap and WIC benefi ts as well as Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers to purchase products. “The city of Revere remains dedicated to expanding food access for our residents especially our senior population and those currently experiencing food insecurity,” said Acting Mayor Patrick Keefe in his announcement of the new market. For Advertising with Results, Newly-worn school committee member Jacqueline Monterosso, second from right, is shown with fellow board members, Michael Ferrante, Interim Mayor Patrick Keefe, Jr., Carol Tye, John Kingston and Supt. Diane Kelly. call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-286-8500 or Info@advocatenews.net

Page 18 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 LAWSUIT | FROM Page 3 corruption, has him on the Leader Herald payroll while O’Connor is working on the city payroll. “Yes. I worked simultaneously, yes,” said O’Connor. Like three peas in a pod With respect to the weekly production of the newspaper, O’Connor described how close Resnek and Leader Herald owner Matthew Philbin worked together prior to going to press. As O’Connor fi nished the pages of the newspaper prior to sending them to the printer, O’Connor would be given the fi nal edits on the phone with Resnek, saying, “It was clear that he and Matt worked in close collaboration because in relaying instructions to me, that would be evident.” O’Connor stated that the editing of the weekly newspaper happened “regularly” where Resnek would tell him what Philbin wanted changed in the content of the articles. “And so, from that, you were able to observe from Mr. Resnek’s own mouth that Mr. Philbin was very much involved in the proofi ng, review, editing, changing, commenting on the content of the paper; correct?” “Yes,” replied O’Connor. O’Connor also admitted that Philbin was well aware that he was employed by the School Department and was unhappy that he was quitting the newspaper. O’Connor stated that Resnek conveyed to him on numerous occasions how much he despised the REVERETV | SEE Page 18 employees were at RevereTV last week to produce a few new messages for the “Public Health Minute.” This miniseries will now be playing in between programming on all RTV channels, and every video will be posted to the show’s playlist on RTV’s YouTube page. The current PSAs of this series are now posted. Watch RevereTV to fi nd out about how to request mosquito spraying for your property this summer, and for where and when to fi nd the Revere Farmers’ Market this year. Revere High School held its senior prom last week! RevereTV was able to catch the seniors and their dates as they arrived at Danversport Yacht Club for their special night. Teachers interviewed students to ask HEALTH | FROM Page 16 surance, 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 mayor and that Philbin wanted to harm DeMaria with the newspaper. When asked if he ever disclosed to the mayor, anyone at City Hall or the State Ethics Commission that he was involved in placing taxpayer-paid ads with the Leader Herald, O’Connor stated he did not, despite claiming to the attorney that he had received ethics training by the State Ethics Commission. O’Connor confi rmed to the attorney that since Philbin began publishing the Leader Herald in 2017, and working on a part-time basis as the newspaper’s “pagenizer,” Resnek wrote all the articles about the mayor through 2022. Robbins asked him if he ever stated that the articles Resnek was writing about the mayor were having a very signifi - cant negative impact on the mayor from talking to people in Everett; O’Connor agreed. “So, to recap, you knew that Mr. Resnek’s articles were having a very damaging impact on Mr. DeMaria's reputation from talking to people in Everett on a weekly basis; correct?” “Yes,” replied O’Connor. Truth – he can’t handle the truth Questioning turned to the articles written by Resnek claiming that the mayor only wanted to become a voting member of the School Committee after Supt. Tahiliani was hired in 2020, replacing Janice Gauthier, who took over for Forestiere following his resignation in 2019. As the case with thousands of municipalities throughout the United States, mayors, such as Malden and Revere, them what they were excited about and their favorite high school memories, and to show off their prom looks. The RHS red carpet event streamed live on the Community Channel and YouTube last week, and it is now replaying at various times on the channel over the next few months. Keep an eye out for coverage of more Revere High School senior events, including graduation next month. The Revere Community School held a 10-year anniversary event. This program has been operating out of Revere High School in the evenings since 2013. Classes are for adult community members and include learning English, learning Spanish, becoming a US citizen, HiSET credential exam prep, computer workforce skills, internet skills, and more. Revthrough. 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 are voting members of the school committee. Tahiliani made the accusation that the mayor, along with allegations of placing surveillance cameras to spy on her, wanted to be a voting member of the School Committee after she became superintendent. “Do you think that a superintendent of schools who makes false claims is qualifi ed to the superintendent?” asked the attorney. “No,” replied O’Connor. Upon discovery of O’Connor’s employment status with the Leader Herald, under fi re following admission of lies and fabrications by its corrupt publisher, it is clear that the School Committee should ask Supt. Tahiliani the relevant questions and produce the relevant documents about what she knew about O’Connor’s double-dipping and when and what if she did anything about it. Although O’Connor wasn’t employed by the Leader Herald while working under Tahiliani, questions remain for the School Committee: Had she promoted O’Connor, who had committed egregious confl ict of interest violations, while on notice that he had done so; while not disclosing his employment relationship to the School Committee and the State Ethics Commission; and did she use O’Connor’s intimate relationship with the Leader Herald for her own benefi t – a benefi t which she would risk blowing up if she came clean? Next week: Double-Dipping Double Agent. ereTV was at this anniversary event and will soon be playing coverage of the celebration on the RTV Community Channel. A video will also be posted to YouTube. Don’t forget to tune in to RTV GOV for live local government meetings. This week’s meetings include the Health and Human Services Sub-Committee, Revere City Council and School Committee Joint Session, a special HYM presentation regarding Ward 1, the Public Art Commission and the Traffi c Commission. Please note that the RHS Building Committee will now be streaming their Zoom meetings to RevereTV, which you can watch live exclusively on RevereTV’s YouTube page. These building meetings will then replay in the regular meeting rotation on RTV GOV. 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 Com munity Outreach Coordinator for Addicted.org, passionate about spreading awareness of the risks and dangers of alcohol & drug use. Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma 1. On May 19, 1884, what circus was founded by five brothers in Wisconsin? 2. What island nation has three consecutive lowercase dotted letters in its name? 3. What TV show topped the Nielsen ratings from 1972 to 1976? 4. On May 20, 2002, the British government survey found that what is their country’s most-hated vegetable: beans, Brussels sprouts or cabbage? 5. What name of a city was the fi rst word spoken to the world from the moon? 6. Which mosquitos bite, male or female? 7. On May 21, 1954, the U.S. Senate voted down lowering the voting age to what: 16, 18 or 20? 8. Who was the engineer on Illinois’ Cannonball Special? 9. What hot pepper was named for a capital city? 10. How are the fl ags of Finland, Greece and Israel similar? 11. On May 22, 1849, what U.S. congressman (and future president) received a patent for a device to lift boats over Answers shoals? 12. What “Founding Father” sold hundreds of imported books and founded the country’s fi rst lending library? 13. Where did Rosa Parks refuse to move to the back of the bus? 14. On May 23, 1928, in “The Karnival Kid,” what Disney cartoon character spoke for the first time (Hot dogs, hot dogs!)? 15. What U.S. president’s nickname was “The Sphinx” (would he run for another term or not?); he was also known by his initials? 16. Broadway’s “Rent” revises what opera to a Greenwich Village apartment? 17. On May 24, 1626, what island did Peter Minuit buy from a Canarsie tribe for 60 guilders (about $24) in cloth and buttons? 18. What is the offi cial dog of Massachusetts? 19. Who provided the original voice for Yogi Bear: Jim Backus, Groucho Marx or Walter Matthau? 20. On May 25, 1787, the Constitutional Convention opened in what city? 1. Ringling Brothers Circus 2. Fiji 3. “All in the Family” 4. Brussels sprouts 5. Houston 6. Female (The males feed on fl ower nectar.) 7. 18 8. Casey Jones 9. Habanero (Havana) 10. They are blue and white. 11. Abraham Lincoln 12. Benjamin Franklin 13. Montgomery, Alabama 14. Mickey Mouse 15. Franklin Delano Roosevelt 16. “La Bohème 17. Manhattan 18. Boston terrier 19. Jim Backus 20. Philadelphia

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 OBITUARIES Page 19 Estelle (Goodfriend) DeRosa ly dogs and cats. She enjoyed playing crossword puzzles and word search. Visiting hours were held in the Paul Buonfi glio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere on Thursday, May 18th followed by a prayer service. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Louis M. “Louie” Coiro O f Revere, formerly of Brooklyn NY. Passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 15, 2023, she was 95. Born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Issac and Sarah (Rosenberg)Goodfriend. Estelle was one of fi ve daughters. She graduated high school and shortly after by chance met the love of her life, Joseph DeRosa, at Coney Island. After Joseph served in the military, they married and settled in Revere to start their family. Estelle worked many years for Almy’s at Northgate Shopping Plaza. She is the beloved wife of the late Joseph DeRosa. Devoted mother of Robert DeRosa of Revere, and Andrew DeRosa and his wife Barbara of Lynnfi eld. Cherished grandmother of Janine, Maria, Danielle, Mariah and great-grandchildren Leland, Jacob,Stevie, and Claire. Dear sister of the late Anna, Frances, Helen, and Sylvia. Also survived by her niece Rhoda Kraus as well as many other loving nieces and nephews. Estelle Loved animals, especialHOUSES | FROM Page 1 family homes, townhouses and senior housing. He said the goal is to provide housing for diff erent people at diff erent points in their lives. However, O’Brien said city offi cials have stressed that Suffolk Downs must be a true mixed-use site with retail and commercial space. He said the company has been involved with $350 million in infrastructure improvements that will make Suff olk Downs a destination for the general public. Some of that work has been improvements to roads. O’Brien said Winthrop Avenue will be a place where vehicles can pass on both sides. He also said there will be improved bus pull off s in Beachmont Square. There will also be traffi c fl ow improvements on Revere Beach Parkway that will begin this summer but will be done in segments to avoid disruptions. O’Brien did mention that many of the roads are MassDOT roads and HYM has limited say about what work can be done. O’Brien said residents may have noticed dirt being moved around the site. He said HYM has been trucking in clean soil from around the state to Louis was an autobody specialist and a mechanic. He was a car enthusiast, Louie loved working on Cars and driving around in his Corvette. A Visitation was held at the Paul Buonfi glio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, Revere on Sunday May 14th. Relatives and friends were kindly invited. A Funeral Service was held on Monday in the Funeral Home followed by a Graveside prayer in Holy Cross Cemetery Mary (Mariani) Stellato with whom she held hands in marriage for 47 years, from 1955 until his passing in 2002. Devoted mother of John Stellato and his wife, Julene (Penner) Stellato, and Stephen Stellato and his partner, Vicki Tsarfi n, and cherished Nonni to Matthew, Karinn, and Zachary Stellato, she basked in the presence of her children and grandchildren like they were the sun. She is survived by her precious sister, Emily (Mariani) D’Amico, who was her closest friend in life, Emily’s daughter Carolyn D’Amico, who was like a daughter to Mary, and numerous other treasured nieces and nephews. After initially living in East Boslifelong Revere resident. Passed away on May 11,2023 at age 71. Beloved son of the late Anthony and Mary (Prizio) Coiro. Devoted husband of 32 years to Patricia (Joyce) Coiro. Loving father of Louis Coiro, Jr. of Salem, Kevin Coiro and his wife Amy of North Reading, Patrick and his wife Anna of Seattle WA, and Mary Coiro of Revere. Dear brother of Andrew, Michael, Joseph, Connie Ennamorati, Maria Messina, and Anthony. Loving grandfather of Ava Coiro, Freya Jane Joyce and the late Sydney Coiro. Cherished “Uncle Louie” to many loving nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his loyal dog, Marsha. A O f Revere. Passed away peacefully in the presence of her adoring family on Saturday, May 13, 2023. She was 95 years old. Mary was born on January 25, 1928, the 10th of 12 children raised in East Boston by her late parents, Sabatino Mariani and Carina (DiBennedetto) Mariani (both originally from Pescara, Italy). She was the beloved wife of Alfred Stellato (of East Boston), use on road construction, and he assured the audience that all soil being used is clean. O’Brien said HYM is also making signifi cant improvements to Route 1, including adding a lane. One member of the audience raised concerns about traffic being diverted onto city roads. O’Brien said HYM has planned transportation improvements throughout, including $25 million to improve the MBTA Blue Line. Members of the audience were concerned about traffi c fl ow on city streets, particularly on Sewall and Harris Streets. O’Brien said a separate meeting would be the best way to address concerns from neighborhoods that worry they will be inundated with traffi c. O’Brien noted several times that there will be 40 acres o f open space for all to use. He said the infrastructure work included a water fi ltration system under the open space that can hold water that will fl ow out to the ocean. The project labor agreement was also part of the update. O’Brien said workers on the site are members of Boston Building Trades and are all union members with training and experience. He talked about HYM’s ton and Tewksbury, Mary and Alfred moved into their Revere home in 1960, where they built their life together and, through adoption, jubilantly welcomed their sons (whom they called their “blessings from God”). They enjoyed hosting family gatherings and backyard barbeques. Thanks to Stephen and Vicki who tenderly cared for her, Mary was able to live out her years in her Revere home until the fi nal few days, which she spent in the beautiful sanctuary of Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, MA. Mary’s life was about family and her strong faith. Aff ectionate, loving, and expressive, she never missed a chance to say, “I love you, Darling” and “Thank you, Jesus!” for health and family. She viewed her role as a mother as her greatest achievement. hope to expand the workforce with people from Revere. He said HYM held a job fair a couple months ago and about 200 people attended. “Many of those people are on the site now working,” said O’Brien. “We want to make sure these jobs go to people in the community.” O’Brien was asked about improvements to Beachmont Square, which residents feel they deserve since they will be hit with new waves of traffi c. O’Brien said HYM envisions Winthrop Avenue as a boulevard. Telephone poles will be removed and wiring will go underground. Sidewalks will be widened and there will be two rows of street trees. One member of the audience asked about where the children who live in the 10,000 residential units will go to school since Beachmont Elementary is already bursting at the seams. O’Brien said half of the square footage of the project that is located in Revere will be commercial property. The majority of residential units are in Boston and children will attend Boston schools. O’Brien acknowledged there is more to talk about and suggested the next meeting be held at Suff olk Downs in a larger, more comfortable room, with refreshments. She cherished and believed in her boys beyond words, never judging and always supporting them. Known for impeccable penmanship, exceptional memory, cutting-edge health regimens, and the colorful names she reserved for inept drivers, Mary marched through her 95 years with joy and stamina, and supported her family members with quiet and unwavering strength. In order to care for younger siblings when her mother was sick, Mary discontinued formal education at the beginning of high school. As a teen and through most of her adult life, she worked factory jobs, making airplane parts for Raytheon during WWII and chocolates at Brigham’s, among other roles. Just under fi ve feet tall on her tallest day, Mary was perky, feisty, and hilarious. What she lacked in height, she more than made up for in vivacious spirit. She loved her Bingo nights with friends, which were especially fun on the rare occasions she came home a big winner. Her number one wish for the world was for “more kindness.” Mary will be dearly missed by all who loved her. The family will gather at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park for a graveside service Friday, May 19, 2023. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to Dana Farber Cancer Institute by visiting www.dana-farber.org or calling 1-800-52-JIMMY. FUN-damental Basketball Camp Open to boys and girls in local area T he FUN-damental Basketball Camp, which is open to boys and girls in local area cities and towns, will be held from July 17 to July 21, 2023, at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center (59 Summer St. in Everett). The camp will be held between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for boys and girls entering grades 3-8 as of this September. The cost of the camp is $100. The purpose of the camp is: • To provide all campers with the fundamental tools to help them become better basketball players • To create a positive atmosphere where the camper will learn and have fun at the same time • To instill the spirit of the game into all campers, and inspire them to continue playing the game either competitively or just for fun Each camper, who will receive a T-shirt and certifi - cate, will participate in various drills, scrimmages and individual contests. Special guests will speak and share their personal basketball tips. An awards ceremony will take place on the last day of the camp, and parents and friends are welcome to attend. Tony Ferullo, boys’ varsity basketball coach at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, will be the Director of the camp. For more information about the FUN-damental Basketball Camp, please contact Ferullo at 857-312-7002 or tferullo@suff olk.edu.

Page 20 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 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 25,000 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 selected by MASSterlist’s new editor, Erin Tiernan, with help from Matt Murphy. Both are pros, with a wealth of experience, who introduce each article in their own clever 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: This week’s report is on the latest fundraising and expenditure numbers for the state’s 40 senators’ campaign committees from the latest fi ling period of April 1, 2023 to April 30, 2023. It also includes how much money each senator has on hand as of April 30, 2023. The numbers are from the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance. To get more information and details on any senator’s fundraising and expenditures, go to www.ocpf.us Click on “Filer listing” under “Browse candidates”” and then type the name of your senator in the box that says “Filter by name” in the upper lefthand corner of the page. MOST AMOUNT OF CASH ON HAND: The senator with the most cash on hand is Sen. Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford) who currently has $805,440.91 in his campaign account. Rounding out the top ten senators with the most cash on hand are Sens. Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport) $657,981.09; Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) $462,453.49; Your Hometown News Delivered! EVERETT ADVOCATE MALDEN ADVOCATE REVERE ADVOCATE SAUGUS ADVOCATE One year subscription to The Advocate of your choice: $150 per paper in-town per year or $200 per paper out-of-town per year. Name_________________________________________ Address_______________________________________ City_______________ State_______ Zip ____________ CC# _______________________________ Exp. _____ Sec. code____ Advocate (City):___________________ Clip & Mail Coupon with Credit Card, Check or Money Order to: Advocate Newspapers Inc. PO Box 490407, Everett, MA 02149 Senate President Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) $308,264.53; Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) $217,377.61; William Brownsberger (D-Belmont) $210,789.49; Julian Cyr (D-Truro) $197,654.27; Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton) $175,058.35; Michael Barrett (D-Lexington) $154,132.47 and Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton) $149,735.90. LEAST AMOUNT OF CASH ON HAND: The senator with the least cash on hand is Sen. Pavel Payano (DLawrence) whose camapign account currently has a balance of $258.81. Rounding out the bottom fi ve senators with the least cash on hand are Sens. Liz Miranda (DBoston) $1,089.79; Anne Gobi (D-Spencer) $4,644.61; and Paul Feeney (D-Foxborough) $7,528.63; and Michael Brady (D-Brockton) $7,758.68. RAISED THE MOST MONEY: The senator who raised the most money is Senate President Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) who raised $65,650.65. Rounding out the top five senators who raised the most money are Sens. Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) $34,836.98; Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport) $29,731.10; Mike Moore (D-Millbury) $23,825.92; and Adam Gomez (D-Springfi eld) $20,128.23. RAISED THE LEAST MONEY: There are nine senators who raised $0: Sens. Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn); Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett); Ryan Fattman (RSutton); Edward Kennedy (DLowell); Joan Lovely (D-Salem); Pavel Payano (D-Lawrence); Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester); Walter Timilty (D-Milton); and John Velis (D-Westfi eld). SPENT THE MOST MONEY: The senator who spent the most money is Senate President Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) who spent $44,153.13. Rounding out the top fi ve senators who spent the most money are Sens. Nick Collins (D-Boston) $10,800.73; Julian Cyr (DTruro) $7,439.99; Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) $6,598.15; and Mike Rodrigues (D-Westport) $5,941.98. SPENT THE LEAST MONEY: The senator who spent the least amount of money is Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Lowell) who spent $0. Rounding out the top fi ve senators who spent the least money are Sens. Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) $37.19; Pavel Payano (DLawrence) $147.67; Adam Gomez (D-Springfield) $223.53; and Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington) $238.73. TOTAL CASH ON HAND AS OF APRIL 30, 2023 Here is the total amount of cash your local senators have on hand. Sen. Lydia Edwards $64,862.67 TOTAL MONEY RAISED IN APRIL 2023 Here is the total amount of money your local senators raised in April 2023. Sen. Lydia Edwards $961.46 TOTAL MONEY SPENT IN APRIL 2023 Here is the total amount of money your local senators spent in April 2023. Sen. Lydia Edwards $2,481.26 ALSO UP ON BEACON HILL DON’T MISS THIS HEALTHCARE EVENT ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 - Massachusetts health care survived many challenges during the COVID pandemic, but the sector now faces a new crisis: An acute labor shortage across the continuum of care as well as the prospect of diffi cult fi nancial challenges. Join MASSterList and the State House News Service for an important policy event focusing on the causes and possible solutions to treat Massachusetts’ ailing health care system, featuring health care leaders and policymakers. The event is on the morning of Wednesday, May 24, at the MCLE in Boston (Downtown Crossing). Tickets and more information can be found here: https://www.eventbrite. com/e/critical-conditionchallenges-for-healing-masshealth-care-system-tickets-628988350087 HOMEOWNERS WHO FACE FORECLOSURE (S 921) – The Judiciary Committee held a hearing on legislation that would prohibit cities and towns that foreclose on properties on which the owner owes back property taxes, from keeping all of the profi ts when the city or town sells the property at auction. It would repeal the current law that allows municipalities to keep all of the profi ts— even if the amount of the profi t far exceeds the amount of back taxes owed. “Massachusetts foreclosure law wrongly takes away people’s homes for even a small debt and allows municipalities to profi t off their home equity well beyond the debt owed—leaving the homeowners vulnerable to housing and economic instability,” said sponsor Sen. Jo Comerford (D-Northampton). “These homeowners are losing hardearned equity and life savings, losing homes with precious family memories and also facing housing instability due to predatory tax foreclosure practice.” MAKE IT EASIER TO SELL FOOD MADE AT HOME (S 553) – The Agriculture Committee held a hearing on a proposal that would allow home cooks to sell their home-made foods that carry a low risk of foodborne illness—those that do not need to be temperature-controlled— without a local health department or zoning permit. These so-called “cottage foods” would only be allowed to be sold directly to the consumer in person, at farmers markets, public events, roadside stands, by telephone, Internet or mail delivery. Products include jams, uncut fruits and vegetables, pickled vegetables, hard candies, fudge, nut mixes, granola, coff ee beans, popcorn and some baked goods including breads, biscuits, cookies, churros, pastries and tortillas. “Technicalities should not prevent small businesses and farmers from stimulating rural economies and improving economic development,” said sponsor Sen. Jake Oliveira (D-Ludlow). “My legislation … will break down the barriers that prevent rural small business owners from operating, spur competition in the market and create better prices for consumers. Supporters, noting that 49 states allow cottage food sales, say that during the pandemic, selling cottage food provided a lifeline for unemployed Massachusetts residents and noted consumers also enjoy having access to local food. They argue that by following the lead of these 49 other states, Massachusetts can support food entrepreneurs, create economic opportunities and increase access to locally made food. TAX CREDIT FOR DONATION OF OYSTER SHELLS (S 466) – Another measure heard by the Agriculture Committee would provide a tax credit of $5 per full 5-gallon bucket to individuals or businesses that donate oyster shells to an oyster shell recycling organization. “A shell recycling tax credit presents a creative and thoughtful tool to help diminish land fi ll waste, create habitat and mitigate pollution in our waters,” said sponsor Sen. Julian Cyr (DTruro). “A $5 tax credit per 5-gallon bucket of recycled shells for restaurants will help encourage this environmentally friendly practice.” INSPECTION STICKER (H 1044) – The Financial Services Committee held a hearing on a measure that would prohibit failure to get a vehicle inspection from resulting in a surcharge on the car’s owner’s insurance. “Being late on a motor vehicle inspection (expired inspection sticker) should not result in an insurance surcharge, which could be counted towards a suspension of a driver’s license,” said sponsor Rep. Steve Howitt (RSeekonk). “It should not be comparable to a moving violation.” INSURANCE COMPANIES MUST NOTIFY DRIVER (H 1059) – Another bill heard by the FinanBEACON | SEE Page 22

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QUOTABLE QUOTES “It took over a decade but as a result of this litigation and with credit due to the brave offi cers who filed this case, the commonwealth is now taking steps to create a police promotional exam that will fairly treat Black and Hispanic candidates. This outcome means the officers are going to get some substantial money.” — Harold Lichten, lead attorney for the police offi cers who won a $40 million settlement between the state and a class of minority police offi cers resolving claims made in the class action lawsuit that a promotional exam used by various police departments discriminates against minority police offi cers who took the exam. “When valid alternative methDenise Matarazzo 617-953-3023 617-294-1041 ods are available, there is absolutely no reason why we should allow any company to experiment on such precious creatures. This legislation will enhance protections for these animals and assure consumers that the products they purchase are not created to the detriment of these living beings.” —Sen. Mark Montigny (DNew Bedford) on his legislation that would require companies to use non-animal-based testing methods for cosmetics and other household products. “By allowing all eligible students to receive in-state tuition, Massachusetts would make college dramatically more aff ordable for tens of thousands of individuals currently without status in the commonwealth. Tuition equity would increase enrollment at state colleges and universities and create a stronger, more empowered workforce to drive our state’s future.” — Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) Coalition Executive Director Elizabeth Sweet on a Senate budget proposal that would allow some undocumented/illegal immigrants to qualify for lower in-state tuition rates if they attended high school in the Bay State for at least three years and graduated or completed high school Graduation Equivalency Degree. “While our audit of the Legislature is ongoing, yes, leadership is still refusing to comply. So, in order to conduct this audit in the most meaningful way, our offi ce is currently reviewing every possible legal step we may unfortunately need to take to support the completion of our audit, as a result of their continued non-compliance.” —State Auditor Diana DiZoglio telling the State House News Service about the status of DiZoglio’s plan to audit the Legislature which has met with resistance from House Speaker Ron Mariano (D-Quincy) who says her intent is without legal support or precedent, and runs contrary to multiple, explicit provisions of the Massachusetts Constitution. 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 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 May 8-12, the House met for a total of 21 minutes and the Senate met for a total of 20 minutes. Mon. May 8 House 11:04 a.m. to 11:16 a.m. Senate 11:10 a.m. to 11:18 a.m. Tues. May 9 No House session No Senate session Wed. May 10 No House session No Senate session Thurs. May 11 House 11:00 a.m. to 11:09 a.m. Senate 11:04 a.m. to 11:16 a.m. Fri. May 12 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 For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 781-286-8500 or Info@advocatenews.net

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 Page 23 Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com BUYER1 Florez, Katherine Pandolfo, Daniel REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS SELLER1 BUYER2 Dormevil, Wilter Hamling, Alex Humane Removal Service COMMONWEALTH WILDLIFE CONTROL ANIMAL & BIRD REMOVAL INCLUDING RODENTS CALL 617-285-0023 Discount Tree Service 781-269-0914            Professional TREE REMOVAL & Cleanups 24-HOUR SERVICE SELLER2 379 Beach Street Rt Saini, Mohan Centura Bay LLC 379 Beach St 25 Cur s Rd ADDRESS DATE PRICE 04.28.23 850000 04.28.23 489900 Revere mangorealtyteam.com 38 Main St. Saugus (781) 558-1091 20 Railroad Ave. Rockport (978)-999-5408 14 Norwood St, Everett (781)-558-1091                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I highly recommend this agency and their dedicated staff. They assisted and guided me with their diligence and expertise. Sue Palomba was available always with her expertise and support. They all made a difficult process so much easier. Thanks to all of them. ~Millie Berry~                                                                                                                                                                                

Page 24 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 ............. # 1       “Experience and knowledge Provide the Best Service”        SEE WHY MORE PEOPLE CHOOSE CARPENITO REAL ESTATE SAUGUS - 1st AD - Two Bedroom Condo. Fully appliance, eat-in                            View our website from your mobile phone! 335 Central St., Saugus, MA 781-233-7300                                                                          “Linda Surette was incredible                                                                     Janell Franco & Patrick Roche              kitchens, laundry in units, rear porches,    replacement windows,    THINKING OF SELLING? Carpenito Real Estate can provide you with the BEST price, BEST service and BEST results! Call us today! UNDER CONTRACT FOR SALE- DUPLEX STYLE SINGLE FAMILY ATTACHED HOME. SPACIOUS LIVING AREA. 1ST FLOOR LAUNDRY, 3 BED, 3 BATH, WALK UP ATTIC, LOWER LEVEL FAMILY ROOM WITH WET BAR, LARGE, FENCED IN YARD WITH ABOVE GROUND POOL. GAS HEAT. SAUGUS $659,900 LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL ? CALL RHONDA COMBE CALL BRANDI 617-462-5886 FOR SALE - RARE FIND! BRAND NEW HOME FEATURING 3 BEDS, 3 BATHS,QUALITY CONSTRUCTION THROUGHOUT. FLEXIBLE FLOORPLAN. OPEN CONCEPT, CATHEDRAL CEILINGS, SS APPLIANCES, LARGE ISLAND, SLIDER TO DECK. MAIN BED HAS 2 CUSTOM CLOSETS AND EN SUITE. FINISHED WALK OUT LL OPEN FOR FUTURE EXPANSION. SAUGUS $875,000 CALL DEBBIE: 617-678-9710 FOR SALE- 3 BED, 1.5 BATH RANCH. VINYL SIDING, GAS HEAT, CENTRAL AC,GARAGE, HARDWOOD, LARGE BASEMENT, ALARM SYSTEM, NEWER ROOF. SAUGUS $599,000 CALL KEITH 781-389-0791 UNDER UNDER CONTRACT FOR SALE -SAUGUS SPLIT-ENTRY, 2000 SQUARE FEET, 3 BEDROOM, 1.5 BATH, HARDWOOD FLOORING, GARAGE UNDER, FENCED IN PRIVATE YARD. SAUGUS $599,900 CALL RHONDA 781-706-0842 CONTRACT FOR SALE- 3 BED, 2 BATH RANCH. UPDATED SYSTEMS, 2 FIREPLACES, GARAGE, FENCED YARD, IN-GROUND POOL, GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD. SAUGUS $565,000 CALL DEBBIE 617-678-9710 CALL RHONDA FOR ALL YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS. 781-706-0842 UNDER CONTRACT FOR SALE - 3 BED, 1 BATH, VINYL SIDING, HARDWOOD, GAS HEAT, CENTRAL AC, GREAT LOCATION, SAUGUS $425,000 CALL KEITH 781-389-0791 MOBILE HOMES WE ARE HIRING! WE ARE LOOKING FOR AGENTS IN OUR SAUGUS OFFICE. OFFERING A SIGN ON BONUS TO QUALIFIED AGENTS! FOR SALE- 3 ROOM, 1 BED, 1 BATH NICELY UPDATED HOME WITH NEW PITCHED ROOF, ELECTRIC, HOT WATER AND MORE. SAUGUS $119,900 FOR SALE-4 ROOMS, 2 BED, 1 BATH, NEW ROOF AND FURNACE. DESIRABLE PARK. NEEDS SOME UPDATES. PEABODY $119,900 CALL ERIC 781-223-0289 MOBILE HOME FOR SALE-BRAND NEW 14 X 52 UNITS. ONLY 2 LEFT! STAINLESS APPLIANCES AND FULL SIZE LAUNDRY. 2BED 1 BATH. FINANCING AVAILABLE WITH 10% DOWN DANVERS $199,900 Thinking of BUYING OR SELLING soon? CONFUSED about the current market? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! GIVE US A CALL TODAY!

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