YOUR LOCAL NEWS & SPORTS ONLINE! SCAN & SUBSCRIBE HERE! Vol. 34, No.23 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Free Every Friday Highlighting momentum and importance of women’s sports, Governor joins Mayor for Boston Renegades’ Women’s Football Alliance Game Visit included tour of Harry Della Russo Stadium and pregame pep talk Special to Th e Advocate O n Saturday, June 1, Governor Maura Healey visited Revere to cheer on the Boston Renegades, New England’s premier women’s tackle football team and defending Pro Division Champions in the Women’s Football Alliance. Mayor Patrick Keefe, First Lady Jennifer Keefe and Renegades’ representatives welcomed Governor Healey for a tour of Harry Della Russo Stadium — the Renegades’ home stadium since 2015 — as well as a pregame visit with the team. “Revere has been a proud host to the Renegades for nearly a decade and I’m grateful to have been joined by Governor Healey to bring much deserved attention to this team’s accomplishments and the bright future of women’s sports — not just in the Commonwealth, but nationwide,” said Mayor Keefe. “We are lucky to have a true dynasty in professional sports right in our backyard. We look forward to celebrating many more championships with the Renegades.” Before heading into the stands to cheer on the Renegades, the Governor and Mayor visited the team locker room to congratulate the team, thank them for HIGHLIGHTING | SEE Page 4 781-286-8500 Friday, June 7, 2024 School Committee unanimously approves FY25 School District budget By Barbara Taormina T he School Committee held a public hearing this week on the 2024/2025 school district’s $126,284,616 budget. This year’s operating school budget proposal represents a $4,572,970 increase over last year’s $121,711,646 budget. It was a quiet hearing. No one from the public came to the meeting and no one tuned in through Zoom. The only person to speak in favor of the budget was Superintendent Dianne Kelly. “We did not see the enormous increase that we saw in previous years,” said Kelly, “but it was an increase.” But, as Kelly explained, the cost of level services due to infl ation and the district’s pulling in staff previously funded by grants did not Dr. Dianne Kelly Supt. of Schools leave much room to play with. Still, Kelly highlighted that the budget increases middle school staff , supports the reorganization of the Special Education department, increases English language learners’ staff, strengthens the early FY25 | SEE Page 4 City Council approves hourly rate increase for Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Abatement Program By Barbara Taormina T Governor Maura Healey gives the coin toss before the start of the Boston Renegades football game at Harry Della Russo Stadium last Saturday. he City Council unanimously voted to adjust the city’s Senior Citizen Property Tax WorkOff Abatement Program to offer more assistance to seniors struggling to keep up with bills and stay in their homes. Councillor-at-Large Michelle Kelley explained several proposed changes that will bring the city’s abatement program into alignment with state law. The hourly rate seniors will REVERE FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL Sunday, June 9, 2024 8:15 A.M. Relatives and friends of the Revere Fire Department, especially our retirees, are cordially                                           Christopher P. Bright Chief of Department earn is set at minimum wage, $15 an hour. The abatement amount has been increased from $750 to $1,000, which required an increase in hours for participants from 62 to 66.6. Kelley also proposed increasing funding for the city account that covers the WorkOff Abatement from $25,000 to $70,000. Councillors had questions, including whether or not the APPROVES | SEE Page 8

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Celebrating Our 52nd Year Chris 2024 C “This program, funded by the generosity of Revere residents looking to extend a helping hand to those in need, is aimed at helping senior citizens and fi nancially vulnerable individuals,” said Mayor Keefe. “This program will provide some welcome relief for those who meet the criteria.” The “Elderly & Disabled Tax Relief Program” has been in existence for several years. In order to qualify for the program, the taxpayer must be an owner-occupied resident of Revere and meet the following additional requirements to be eligible: 65 years of age or disabled as of July 1 of the Fiscal Year; be current with all real estate taxes, have income of no more than $30,000 per year if single or combined $50,000 per year for joint property owners. As part of the application, taxpayers should submit a statement of the extenuating circumstances which have created a hardship. The funds will be awarded to the most needy of applicants as determined by the Elderly & Disabled Tax Relief Program Committee, which is comprised of the Chairman of the Board of Assessors, Treasurer and three citizens as required by M.G.L. C. 60, §3D. The applications must be returned to the Treasurer’s Offi ce on or before August 9, 2024. “While the benefits of this program are modest, they will provide some measure of relief to those who find themselves in diffi cult circumstances,” added Mayor Keefe. “We encourage residents to let elderly or disabled relatives and neighbors know about this program if they think they might meet the guidelines.” RevereTV Spotlight ongratulations to the Revere High School Class of 2024! Watch the graduation ceremony, which streamed live on RevereTV, and the students walking the stage at Harry Della Russo Stadium. RTV covered the entire ceremony on the Community Channel and on YouTube on Wednesday night. The livestream included the welcome procession and remained on through the conferring of diplomas. If you missed graduation or want to watch a replay of the ceremony, the event remains posted to YouTube, and the recording will be scheduled to the Community Channel at various times over the next few weeks. June is Pride Month! The City of Revere recognized and celebrated Pride Month with the fi fth annual fl ag raising ceremony at City Hall on Monday afternoon. The ceremony included guest speakers, who shared their perspectives on the importance of Pride month and about advocacy for inclusivity, acceptance and equality of all LGBTQIA+ community members. This was an open event for all to attend. RevereTV streamed this ceremony live on the Community Channel and YouTube, and will be replaying the recording daily through the month of June. In honor of Asian American and Pacifi c Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, which was in May, Estaphany Rodriguez and Reiko Marcos recorded a cooking program to showcase the art of preparing a traditional Japanese dish, onigiri (Japanese rice balls). Estaphany may be recognized from the Revere Public Schools (RPS) Family Liaison Cooking Series, which is also featured on RTV. In this special AAPI Heritage Month program, Reiko guides Estaphany through the steps to make this tasty Japanese dish while also providing insights into Japanese culture. Japan is only just one of the many countries recognized in Asian American and Pacifi c Islander Heritage Month. Watch this cooking program on the Community Channel or on the RevereTV YouTube page. As the Family and Community Coordinator for RPS, Estaphany Rodriguez recorded another episode of the RPS Family Liaisons Cooking Series. In this fi fth episode, Cynthia Bershad, the Family Liaison at Garfield Elementary School, dives into Brazilian cuisine. She demonstrates how to prepare a popular Brazilian dish, salpicão de frango (Brazilian chicken salad). REVERETV | SEE Page 5

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024 Page 3 Red Bull Cliff Diving Returns to Boston Seaport This June 7 and 8 as Only US Stop World’s best cliff divers to dive up to 90 feet off of Institute of Contemporary Art at the international tour’s only U.S. stop B OSTON, MA — The highlyanticipated 2024 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will make its triumphant return to Boston Harbor on June 7-8, 2024, marking the 100th stop since its inception in 2009. This will serve as the only stop in the United States it is once again open to the public, free of charge. Just two weeks after transitioning from the historic setting of Athens, the world’s elite cliff divers will once again showcase their talents against the backdrop of the renowned Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston’s bustling Seaport neighborhood. Notably, this year’s event extends over Friday and Saturday, a departure from previous editions. The Seaport neighborhood, transformed from industrial warehouses to a hub of art, gastronomy, and commerce, provides a vibrant setting for the competition. The striking architecture of the Institute of Contemporary Art, with its unique Lawrence A. Simeone Jr. Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lien * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation cantilever extending over the water, offers an unparalleled stage for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. This June, the city of Boston will once again be captivated as 24 of the world’s top cliff divers display their breathtaking skills against the backdrop of the waterfront museum. As always, the renowned competition is complementary and accessible to the public, but early arrival is recommended to secure optimal viewing spots. Gates open at 12 p.m. ET and the action kicks off at 1:00pm. “It’s extraordinary to return to Boston,” remarked Red Bull athlete and standout cliff diver Ellie Smart. “The energy from the crowd last year was incredible, and we’re hoping for more of the same this time.” RED BULL | SEE Page 7 Suspect arraigned on gun charged following shooting outside Revere supermarket By Th e Advocate O n June 4 at approximately 6:30PM, Revere Police responded to Stop & Shop located at 540 Squire Rd. in Revere after receiving calls that a male party had been shot. Revere Police Detectives, with the assistance of Everett and Malden Police officers, identifi ed 20-year-old Jeremy Carl Taylor-Tripp as the suspect involved in the shooting. Taylor-Tripp was located at a residence in Everett and was arrested without incident by Revere Police, Everett Police, Malden Police and Mass. State Police. Detectives recovered a 9MM handgun shortly after the arrest along with an extended magazine. Taylor-Tripp was charged with Armed Assault with Intent to Murder, carrying a loaded fi rearm, possession of a large capacity feeding device, carrying a fi rearm without a license, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, possession of ammunition without an FID card and discharging a fi rearm within 500 feet of a building. Taylor-Tripp was arraigned at Chelsea District Court on Wednesday. The victim was transported to MGH to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The incident was recorded by cellphone by a witness which led police to the suspect. The victim’s identity and the reason for the shooting was not reported. 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net ANNOUNCEMENT REVERE AMERICAN LEGION POST #61 Is reopening soon! We are happy to announce that we have begun taking reservations for our function hall at 249 Broadway, Revere for events after May 20, 2024 For information, please call 781-284-9511 Leave your name and telephone number. Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma Window Glass & Screen Repair

Page 4 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024 HIGHLIGHTING | FROM Page 1 their contributions in advancing women’s football and share well wishes. Governor Healey also participated in the ceremonial coin toss. The Renegades took home a major 90-7 victory over the New York Wolves. The Boston Renegades, who were incorporated in 2015, are fi ve-time national champions of the Women’s Football Alliance and hold seven titles overall. The Women’s Football Alliance has been in operation since 2009, with a restructuring in 2015 that added three levels of play and increased the number of teams in the league from 36 to 60. New St. Anthony’s Flea Market 250 Revere St., Revere, Lower Hall Indoor Flea Market Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Admission .50 Cents * Free with Ad Lot’s of New Vendors! New Vendors Welcome! For info, call Lynda: (781) 910-8615 Mayor Patrick Keefe and Governor Maura Healey cheer on the Renegades.  8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 Open Tues. - Sat. at 4:00 PM Closed Sun. & Mon. Announcing our Classic Specials Dine In Only: * FREE Salad with purchase of Entree, Tuesdays & Wednesdays * Cheese Pizza - Only $10 Catch ALL The Live Sports Action On Our Large Screen TV’s Scan & Follow Us on Facebook! Mayor Patrick Keefe and Governor Maura Healey greeted the Renegades before the game. FY25 | FROM Page 1 www.810bargrille.com Subscribe to the Advocate Online! Your Local News in 6 Languages! www.advocatenews.net childhood education program with a signifi cant grant going toward investment in the McKinley Building and funds the purchase or lease of portable classrooms to ease overcrowding at Revere High. “I’m very much in favor of this budget,” said Kelly. “It’s responsible and it still meets the priorities and needs of the school district.” Kelly also praised School CFO Mathew Kruse and the Ways and Means Subcommittee led by John Kingston and staff ed by Anthony Caggiano and Anthony Mattera for working hard to make everything work. The committee took separate votes on diff erent pieces of the budget. They approved $3,747,817 for the administration. Instructional services were approved with $83,410,604. The committee voted in favor of spending $13,825,674 on other student services, and $14,000,563 on programs in other schools. A total of $9,731,708 was approved for plant operation and maintenance. Mayor Patrick Keefe, chair of the School Committee, said the purpose of the meeting was to approve a budget so that when it goes to the City Council for a vote, it will be an approved budget. “That’s good practice,” the mayor told committee members, who voted unanimously in favor of the proposed operating budget. Boston Renegades members celebrate a play on Saturday.

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Page 6 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024 Whip Clark Introduces a Pair of Bills to Address the Youth Mental Health Crisis During Mental Health Awareness Month W ASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, as Americans mark Mental Health Awareness Month, Democratic Whip Katherine Clark (MA-5) introduced the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act and the Trauma-Informed Schools Act — two comprehensive, bicameral bills that address America’s youth mental health crisis. “America is in the throes of a mental health crisis, and our kids are experiencing the worst of it,” said Whip Clark. “Overcoming this epidemic means equipping our schools with trained, trauma-informed professionals who can help students navigate whatever challenges they may encounter, both in and out of the classroom. I’m proud to introduce these bills to bring urgently needed resources to our schools and ensure our kids have the tools they need to thrive.” The Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act, coled by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Reps. Ted Lieu (CA-36), Jahana Hayes (CT-5), Lauren Underwood (IL-14), and Linda Sánchez (CA-38), will expand mental health care services on elementary, middle, and high school campuses nationwide by providing states with grants to help ensure that every school can meet recommended counselor-to-student ratios. “Mental health care is essential health care. 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Now is the time for Congress to commit to ensuring that every child in America has access to quality mental health care.” “The Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act addresses the critical shortage of mental health counselors in public schools across our nation,” said Rep. Lieu. “The social and emotional support of a school counselor can make a real diff erence in a student’s ability to thrive and succeed in school. It is time that we provide public schools with the resources they need to hire additional counselors so our students can feel safe and supported as they learn and grow.” “Supporting children in school also means providing resources to support their social and emotional needs. Schools are in desperate need of more mental health providers to ensure we are immediately addressing students in need,” said Rep. Hayes. “The Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act will help fi ll vacant school-based mental health provider roles so all students can have access to resources that promote their mental wellbeing and educational success.” “Having access to high quality mental health resources and a strong support system                                                       at school is so important to the health and wellbeing of our young people,” said Rep. Underwood. “The Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act will make sure schools have the resources they need to properly support our kids and help them thrive.” “Preparing students for the future is about more than just their academic development, it’s also about helping them develop socially and emotionally,” said Rep. Sánchez. “Unfortunately, there is a shortage of school counselors, psychologists, nurses and social workers to help students progress. Our bill will close that gap, giving more students access to counseling and mental health support.” The Trauma-Informed Schools Act, co-led by Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) and Reps. Andrea Salinas (OR-6), Mike Quigley (IL-5), and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1) would formally define “trauma-informed practices” in the federal education code and ensure that states and school districts can provide educators with professional development opportunities to optimize their support of students suff ering from adverse childhood experiences. “Young students are experiencing unique challenges in school as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased social media use, and lack of access to mental health care. More than 1 in 5 young people today struggle with their mental health, and that number is rising. We need to do more to provide them with the support they need to succeed,” said Senator Smith. “I’m proud to reintroduce this legislation, which will help schools address childhood trauma and build positive school cultures so that all students and adults are welcome and supported in school buildings.” “Trauma is diffi cult for anyone to process, but for children and teens, it can be especially life-changing and impact their ability to succeed in the classroom,” said Rep. Salinas. “Our bipartisan bill will help ensure educators are properly trained to guide students who have lived through adverse and potentially traumatic experiences. As Co-Chair of the Mental Health Caucus, I am proud to lead this legislation with my colleagues and I will continue working to provide more young people with the support and resources they need to thrive.” “Students who have experienced trauma deserve a public school system that fosters a safe and supportive environment. I’m proud to be part of the team introducing legislation that will provide critical funding to enable teachers to fi ll that need,” said Rep. Quigley. “Giving educators training and resources in traumainformed practices will ensure that students are set up for success and can process past experiences in a way that does not derail their education goals. Every child deserves a chance to reach their full potential and this bill is a necessary avenue to accomplishing that.” “I am proud to support the bipartisan Trauma-Informed Schools Act to increase access to resources for children who have experienced immense trauma in their lives,” said Rep. Fitzpatrick. “Experiencing trauma at a young age can impact children’s learning ability and social development during a crucial period of their lives. Currently, there are limited resources available to facilitate trauma-informed care. This legislation will address this need for our kids and ensure they are supported.” In December 2021, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued an advisory highlighting the urgent need to address the nation’s youth mental health crisis. Before the pandemic, mental health challenges were the leading cause of disability and poor life outcomes in young people. Pandemic-era disruptions have exacerbated those challenges. Today, national surveys of youth show major increases in symptoms such as depression and suicidal ideation. Trauma and resulting mental health challenges hamper children’s ability to learn, form healthy relationships, regulate their emotions, and achieve success in and out of the classroom. Youth with access to mental health service providers in their school are 10 times more likely to seek care than youth without access, but school districts across America lack the resources to provide students with the inschool treatment they need. Many also lack the resources necessary to train educators on trauma-informed practices that foster a safe environment for students.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024 Page 7 RED BULL | FROM Page 3 Returning to defend their 2022 Boston event wins, Molly Carlson of Canada and Aidan Heslop of Great Britain will be back in the lineup for the 2024 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Alongside them, 2023 overall Series Champion Rhiannan Iffl and of Australia, and Constantin Popovici, ROU will also make their way back to the competition in an attempt to secure another series title. Hot on their heels will be a crop of young and talented athletes hoping to dethrone the champs, including returning American diver Ellie Smart, as well as new American permanent divers Maya Kelly and Kaylea Arnett. At each stop of the 2024 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, 12 women and 12 men compete to earn maximum championship points in their quest for the glorious King Kahekili Trophy. There will be 8 female and 8 male permanent divers and 4 wildcards for each division, totaling 24 divers vying for the title. The platforms for the men are 27m (88.5ft) high and 21m (69ft) high for the women, with divers entering the water at speeds in excess of 50mph. The performance of each dive is evaluated by a panel of judges, taking into account the divers’ acrobatic skills and artistic expression in the ultimate display of focus and skill. From remote places to urban locations, oceans, rivers, calm and wild waters, the uniqueness of each diving site adds to the magic of these unparalleled sporting competitions watched by thousands of spectators on site or on screen. Seven stops between June and November will defi ne the overall champions in the 14th season of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Each diver is required to perform a minimum of four diff erent takeoff directions (out of fi ve) per stop, highlighting more diversity of the dives and rewarding more well-rounded athletes. In addition, a Best Dive Award has been added at each stop presented to the athlete with the highest judges score, with the winner receiving an additional 10 points towards the fi nal standings of the World Series. The event is free-to-attend for fans to view dives from the ground surrounding the ICA and waterfront. For fans looking for an in-person VIP experience, Gerry D’Ambrosio Attorney-at-Law Is Your Estate in Order? Do you have an update Will, Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney? If Not, Please Call for a Free Consultation. 14 Proctor Avenue, Revere (781) 284-5657 SABATINO/MASTROCOLA INSURANCE AGENCY 519 BROADWAY EVERETT, MA 02149 Auto * Home * Boat * Renter * Condo * Life * Multi-Policy Discounts * Commercial 10% Discounts * Registry Service Also Available Sabatino Insurance is proud to welcome the loyal customers of ALWAYS READY TO SERVE YOU: Our Staff are, Emma Davidson, Jeimy Sanchez, Josephine Leone, Marie D’Amore, Rocco Longo, Z’andre Lopez, Anthony DiPierro, Darius Goudreau, Laurette Murphy, Danielle Goudreau and Tina Davidson. PHONE: (617) 387-7466 FAX: (617) 381-9186 Visit us online at: WWW.SABATINO-INS.COM tickets are available to the exclusive VIP hospitality yacht. Those on the VIP boat will enjoy live streaming of the event via TVs, outdoor deck access, food and drink, and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, click on: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/red-bull-cliff -diving-world-series-2024-bostonusa-tickets-868205946357. For at-home fans, Catch all the action from Red Bull Cliff Diving in Boston live on ESPN+ on Friday, June 7th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm ET. Saturday, June 8th on ESPN from 12:00pm to 3:00pm ET. The show will also be available on Red Bull TV following the ESPN broadcast.

Page 8 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024 Fire Service Leaders Urge Summer Fire Safety Grilling, Gasoline, and Smoking Among Outdoor Fire Hazards S TOW — Now that summerlike weather is fi nally here, State Fire Marshal Jon M. Davine and Foxborough Fire Chief Michael Kelleher, president of the Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts, are reminding residents to practice fi re safety this season. “Memorial Day is the unoffi cial start of summer, and we want to remind everyone to play it safe as they enjoy the warm weather,” said State Fire Marshal Davine. “Don’t let a fi re or serious burn ruin your summer.” “As we spend more time outside with friends and family, firefighters start to see more outdoor fi res,” said Chief Kelleher. “Sadly, many of these fi res cause serious injuries and property damage — but almost all of them can be prevented by using extra caution and care.” Grilling Safety More than 75% of grilling fires in Massachusetts occur between May and September. Stay safe when using your gas or charcoal grill: • Always grill outdoors, never inside. • A burning grill should always be attended by an adult. • Never use a gas or charcoal grill on a porch, balcony, or fi re escape. • Place grills at least 10 feet away from buildings and deck railings. Make sure grills are not under eaves or overhanging branches. • Gas grills may be used on fi rst floor decks or patios only if there is an outdoor stairway to the ground, or it is at ground level. • Always keep matches, lighters, and lighter fl uid away from children. • Create a three-foot “circle of safety” around grills. Keep children and pets at least three feet away on all sides. When using a gas grill, open the lid before you light it to avoid the ignition of built-up propane. If you smell gas while cooking, turn off the grill, move away, and call 9-1-1 from a safe location. Do not move the grill. Always turn off the burners and close the propane cylinder when you’re done cooking. 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Former City Council candidate Anthony Parziale, who became a community activist after opposing a homeless shelter in his Arcadia Street neighborhood, said he doesn’t like the idea of seniors having to work for minimum wage for money they never see that goes directly to taxes. Parziale said seniors should simply receive a discount. “The mayor has to look at it to see if we can aff ord it,” said Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky. “Someone has to pay for it.” But Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto suggested the money wouldn’t be an issue. “If we can’t aff ord this, we’re in bigger trouble than I think we are,” said Zambuto. Councillor-at-Large Marc Silvestri said he supports the abatement program but added that over the past six or eight years fewer than 100 residents were recipients. The program off ers 50 abatements for property taxes and 50 for water and sewer bills. Councillor-at-Large Robert Haas suggested the lack of recipients could be due to the income level requirements, which, he added, needs to be reexamined. Councillors voted to increase the lottery for the Work-Off abatement from a minimum of 50 to a minimum of 70. City CFO Richard Viscay said funding the program is doable and just requires making sure an overlay account used for abatements is adequately funded. Viscay said he isn’t sure if the changes would draw more residents into the program. “It certainly can’t hurt to off er it,” said Viscay. “Taxes are going up and people need some relief.” Councillors also had questions about whether a family member or volunteer can work off the hours to earn a tax break for a senior, which some felt made the program too confusing. But Councillor Haas said he worked with participants in the tax work off program who were at the Senior Center. Haas said it was a great group, eager to work and willing to help out in any way. Ward 6 Councillor Chris Giannino said the same about seniors who were assigned to work at the police station. Questions about income and stand-in volunteers will continue to be hammered out by the council’s Legislative Aff airs Subcommittee, but for this year, and the budget cycle, the abatements are available for eligible seniors. Applications for the program are available at the Mayor’s Offi ce and the Assessor’s Offi ce. use charcoal starter fl uid. Do not use gasoline or kerosene to start a fi re in a grill, and never add any fl ammable liquid to burning briquettes or hot coals. Allow the coals to burn out completely and then cool for 48 hours before disposal. If you must dispose of ashes before they are completely cooled, thoroughly soak them in water before putting them in a metal container. Gasoline Safety Serious gasoline-related burns peak in the summer months, with about 40% reported from June through August. Always be cautious when using gasoline, especially in the area of any heat source: • Gasoline should only be used as fuel for an engine, not as a solvent. • Never use gasoline to start a fi re or add it to any fi re. • Store gasoline only outside the home, such as in a locked shed, and always in an approved container. Never store gasoline in the home or basement. • Refuel lawnmowers, leaf blowers, mopeds, and other devices only when the engine is cool. Never refi ll while it is hot. • Keep gasoline away from all heat sources, such as smoking materials, campfi res, and grills. Smoking Safety Smoking materials have been the leading cause of fi re deaths in Massachusetts for decades, and there have been many fires this spring from improperly discarded smoking materials on porches and in backyards. Mulch is especially prone to combustion caused by careless smoking. Smoking fi res are particularly dangerous because they may smolder undetected and then erupt into fl ames that grow rapidly. A fi re that starts on a porch, balcony, or exterior stairway can extend to the home before smoke alarms inside detect them and alert you to the danger. “If you still smoke, or if you have guests who do, please do it responsibly,” said State Fire Marshal Davine. “Always use a deep, sturdy ashtray or a can with sand or water. Don’t toss smoking materials into the mulch, leaves, grass, or planters, and don’t stub them out on the porch railing or stairs. Remember to put it out, all the way, every time.” Brush and Wildland Fire Safety Almost all outdoor fires are caused by human activity. In the warm, sunny, dry weather expected this weekend these fi res will spread to dangerous sizes quickly and require numerous fi refi ghting resources to contain and extinguish. And because more than 50% of Massachusetts homes are in Wildland-Urban Interface or Intermix zones, outdoor fi res can easily threaten people and property. • Practice fi re safety with grills, flammable liquids, smoking materials, and power equipment. • Before setting up a campfi re, be sure it is permitted by checking with the local fi re department. • Clear away dry leaves and sticks and overhanging low branches and shrubs. • Keep campfi res small so they are easier to control and attend to them at all times. • Always have a hose, bucket of water, or shovel and dirt or sand nearby to put out the fi re. • Make sure your campfi re is out cold before leaving. • If using an ATV, dirt bike, or other off -road vehicle, be sure the spark arrestor is properly installed, as required by Massachusetts law. • Don’t park a vehicle or power equipment such as a lawnmower on or near dry vegetation. A hot engine or exhaust can ignite dry grass, leaves, or debris. “Brush and wildland fi res can quickly grow to sizes that require a large response by local and regional fire departments,” said Chief Kelleher. “That level of response can strain our resources and make it harder to respond to other emergencies. If you see a fi re, please call 9-1-1 to report it as soon as possible.”

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024 Page 9 ~ REVERE CIT Y COUNCIL ROUNDUP ~ By Barbara Taormina City of Revere Community Scholarship Fund Awarded As is their custom, the City Council opens every meeting building a sense of community by celebrating residents with commendations, or some type of recognition, for noteworthy service or contributions to the city or for achievements and accomplishments that make Revere proud. This week, they recognized Sirena Ross, Karla Leal Robles and Zaraius Bilmoria, who were each awarded $2,500 from the City of Revere Community Scholarship Fund. Mayor Patrick Keefe did the honors and said that every year recipients of these scholarships are selected for their outstanding academic performance and for their commitment to the city displayed through community service. Hablas Español? Councillors Angela GuarinoSawaya and Jaun Pablo Jaramillo presented a motion that the Mayor request the DEI Director or the Revere Community School to investigate grant opportunities for the purpose of fully funding Spanish classes for City of Revere employees. Guarino-Sawaya said she wants to learn enough Spanish to be able to better communicate with residents. Other councillors also supported the motion and welcomed the idea. Residents request a return of the police blotter Councillor-at-Large Michelle Kelley proposed resurrecting the police blotter that includes an arrest log and information on citations, accidents and any other relevant law enforcement activities. Kelley called for posting it on the city website and that it complies with relevant laws and regulations concerning public records. Kelley said the proposal came from talking with people who wanted to know what was going on in their neighborhood. People said they felt uncomfortable calling the Police Department to ask for information. The Health and Human Services Subcommittee had left Kelley’s motion on the table, but fellow councillors supported the idea and pulled it off the table. Councillors made several changes before approving the motion. There will be no names included in the police blotter. Incidents involving substance abuse and mental health will not include addresses. It will be published on the media page of the Police Department’s website and there will be a link on the city’s webpage to the blotter. Appointments The council referred the following appointments from Mayor Patrick Keefe to the Appointments Subcommittee for review: the reappointment of Deborah Frank to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board, the reappointment of Toby Pearlstein to the Library Board of Trustees, the appointment of Marita Coombs to the Library Board of Trustees, the reappointment of Paul Ring to the Library Board of Trustees, the appointment of Diana Ayala to the Library Board of Trustees. Paying the bills The City Council approved an appropriation of $103,918.83 from the cable access Receipt Reserve Fund for payment of Revere TV’s quarterly invoice. Sand Sculpture The council approved spending $150,000 from the city’s free cash, or cash surplus, to support the annual sand sculpting festival. Councillor Kelley and Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto voted against approving this spending. June Proclamations Former City Councillor Steve Morabito, who is now the city’s executive director of diversity, equity and inclusion, presented two proclamations from Mayor Patrick Keefe — recognizing Pride Month and Juneteenth — to the council. “WHEREAS, in accordance with the values of diversity, equality, and inclusivity that are foundational to our city’s identity I, Patrick M. Keefe Jr, Mayor of Revere, hereby declare the month of June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month,” read the fi rst part of the proclamation. The second proclamation read in part, “in recognition of the historical significance of Juneteenth, a day commemorating the final emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States, we solemnly pledge to conduct a yearly fl agraising ceremony. “WHEREAS, this commemoration stands to solemnly honor the some 500,000 enslaved peoples who were freed by this fi nal emancipation on June 19, 1862, as well as the some 4,000,000 African Americans who were enslaved throughout the course of American history.” The proclamations were approved. Curb Appeal Ward 1 Councillor Joanne McKenna fi led a motion requesting the Public Works Dept. to install a new concrete sidewalk on the left lower side of Pearl Avenue, whichhas already been repaved and fi nished with a new concrete sidewalk on the right-hand side of the lower portion of Pearl Avenue. Island issues Councillors Paul Argenzio (Ward 4) and Michelle Kelley fi lled a motion asking the Mayor to request the Engineering Department and the Public Works Department to reconfi gure the northwest corner of the island at the intersection of Park Avenue and Dale Street. The curb at the island comes to a point, and vehicles making a left turn from Park Avenue to Dale Street are damaging their tires and rims. The point should be removed and replaced with a piece of radial curb to round off the corner. Councillor-at-Large Anthony Zambuto agreed. “People are blowing tires and ruining rims. It’s one of the most dangerous places in the city,” he said. Looking at Brown Circle Council President Anthony Cogliandro would like to request MassDOT to conduct a traffic study for Brown Circle in the interest of vehicular safety. Brown Circle has long been the site of traffi c accidents due to its high traffic volume coming to and from Logan Airport and Boston.

Page 10 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024 MASSACHUSETTS ANTI-LAPSE STATUTE W hen it comes to a welldrafted Last Will and Testament, the drafter should always specify whether a legacy will lapse if the benefi ciary does not survive the testator, and whether there is an alternate benefi ciary in default. It is also a very good idea to have contingent beneficiaries on your IRA, 401(k), life insurance policy, annuity policies, etc. Under Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 190B, Section 2-603, commonly known as the “anti-lapse” statute, if a legacy is to a grandparent or a lineal decedent of a grandparent of the testator, and that benefi ciary predeceases the testator, the issue (i.e. children or grandchildren) of the deceased benefi - ciary will take the legacy. If they are all of the same degree of kinship, then they will all take equally. If they are not all of the same degree of kinship, those of the more remote degree take by right of representation. Lineal descendants of a grandparent include adopted children. If a benefi ciary is “not” related by blood or adoption to the testator, and there is no alternate taker in default, the legacy will “lapse” and fall into the residue of the estate. Wellman v. Carter, 286 Mass. 237, 255 (1934). Under MGL Chapter 190B, Section 2-604(b), if a residuary gift to a residuary benefi ciary fails, then such share will pass to the other residuary benefi - ciaries proportionally. As is usually the case with statutory presumptions, the statutory presumptions found in the anti-lapse statute are designed to approximate what the legislature believes the testator’s intent most likely would have been if the testator had specifi cally addressed the subject. It is better practice in drafting a Will to specify, for each gift, whether the gift is to pass to the benefi ciary’s issue if the benefi ciary does not survive the testator, or whether the gift is to be only “if he or she survives me”. Issue would include children and grandchildren. For example, “I give the sum of $100,000 to Davie Crocket, if he survives me”. If Davie does not survive the testator, the $100,000 legacy will lapse. The testator could also include the following provision: “I give the sum of $100,000 to Davie Crocket, if he survives me. If Davie Crocket is not living at the time of my death, I give the sum of $100,000 to his children who survive me, the issue of any deceased child to take their parent’s share by right of representation”. If Davie does not survive the testator, and has one son living at the time of his death, his son will receive the $100,000 legacy. If both Davie Crocket and his son are not living at the time of the testator’s death, but Davie’s grandson is living, his grandson will receive the $100,000 legacy. In this instance the gift will not lapse and fall into the residuary estate. The residuary estate is that part of the testator’s estate that is not specifi cally bequeathed or devised to an individual or entity or that part of the testator’s estate that includes bequests or devises to individuals or entities that have “lapsed”. Right of representation (or “per stirpes” as the two phrases are used interchangeably) means that each “branch” of your descendants will share equally. For example, if you die having had three children, with one child having 2 children, one child having 3 children and the third child having 4 children, but one child had predeceased you, your estate will still be divided equally among 3 “branches” or “stalks”. If the child who predeceased you was the one with 4 children, his 4 children will share equally in 1/3 of the estate. Joseph D. Cataldo is an Estate Planning/Elder Law Attorney, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, AICPA Personal Financial Specialist and holds a Master’s Degree in Taxation. Local resident performs at Dance Studio R evere resident Albert Nicholls performed at the Dancesport Academy of New England Showcase Ballroom Dance Performance held on June 2 of this year at the Dance Studio in Brighton, Mass. With a live audience and along with other performers, Albert, with Instructor Saori DeSouza as his partner, performed the smooth Dance: Fox Trot to the tune of “All that Jazz.” The audience appreciated the performance and said the ticket price paid was well worth it. Albert enjoyed cheering for other performers and also appreciates the dedication of his teacher/owner of the Dancesport Academy of New England of Brookline challenging him to make his best eff ort in his Ballroom Dancing. ‘Guys & Dolls’ The Ultimate Musical Comedy P resenting the grand finale of its 24th Season, Greater Boston Stage Company proudly brings “Guys and Dolls” to the stage! Directed and choreographed by Ceit Zweil, with musical direction by Dan Rodriguez, this production promises an evening of pure theatrical joy. Running from June 7 to June 30, 2024, “Guys and Dolls” brings to life the bustling world of Broadway’s ne’er-do-well gamblers, glamorous cabaret showgirls, and determined missionaries. With a book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, the show features an unforgettable score with timeless classics, such as “Luck Be a Lady,” “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “Adelaide’s Lament” and the titular “Guys and Dolls.” This production is not just a retelling of a beloved story but a full-fl edged celebration of the vibrant, larger-thanlife characters and the unforgettable music that has made “Guys and Dolls” a staple of American theater. “Bringing Guysand Dolls to our stage is a thrilling way to conclude our 24th season. It’s a show that epitomizes the joy and magic of musical theater, and our creative team, led by Ceit Zweil and Dan Rodriguez, is crafting a production that will delight audiences of all ages,” says Greater Boston Stage Company’s Producing Artistic Director, Weylin Symes. “We can’t wait to share this timeless classic with our community.” Single tickets: $64-69 adults; $59-69 seniors; $25 “Guys & Dolls” — The Ultimate Musical Comedy (Courtesy of Greater Boston Stage Company) 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/showstickets/mainstage/guysdolls/. Box Offi ce hours: Tuesdays—Fridays, noon to 4 p.m About Greater Boston Stage Company: Now in its 24th Season of live theatre in Stoneham, Mass., Greater Boston Stage Company produces six Mainstage shows, presents a series of Special Events and runs year-round classes, lessons and fully staged productions through The Young Company for students in grades 1—12. Location: 395 Main St., Stoneham, Mass. Facebook: Greater Boston Stage Company Twitter: @GBStageCompany — Instagram: gbstageco Law Offices of JOSEPH D. CATALDO, P.C. “ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW”  ESTATE/MEDICAID PLANNING  WILLS/TRUSTS/ESTATES  INCOME TAX PREPARATION  WEALTH MANAGEMENT  RETIREMENT PLANNING  ELDER LAW 369 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 (617)381-9600 JOSEPH D. CATALDO, CPA, CFP, MST, ESQUIRE. AICPA Personal Financial Specialist Designee Albert Nicholls and his instructor, Mrs. Saori DeSouza (Courtesy photo)

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024 Page 11 New park dedicated to lifelong Revere resident City of Revere to host grand opening of Lt. John Jones Memorial Park on June 10 Special to Th e Advocate O n June 10, 2024, at 3:00 p.m., the City of Revere is slated to host the grand opening and dedication of Lt. John Jones Memorial Park, which is located in North Revere at the corner of Hywood Street and Breedens Lane. The City of Revere is looking forward to introducing this new public space that has ADA-accessible safety surfaces, new play structures with some sensory amenities and a new pickleball court. This renovation makes Lt. John Jones Memorial Park a place for folks of all ages and abilities to gather and engage in a variety of activities. On May 20, following a motion brought by Councillor-atLarge Michelle Kelley and Ward 6 Councillor Chris Giannino, the City Council voted to rename the park — formerly known as Liberty Park — to honor lifelong North Revere resident Lt. John Jones. The park designation is in honor of Lt. Jones’ career as one of the fi rst black Police Offi cers for the City of Somerville, for his service to the United States of America as an Air Force Veteran and for his contributions to the Revere community. “We are grateful for Lt. Jones’ service to our community, Commonwealth, and country, and it is a fi tting way to honor him in his home neighborhood. This park will be responsible for a lot of joy for generations to come in the City of Revere,” commented Mayor Patrick Keefe. The City of Revere is grateful for the support of the Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities (PARC) Grant Program, which aff orded the opportunity to renovate this vital community asset, promoting healthy and active lifestyles in the community. These funds were matched by the City’s Community Investment Trust, for community improvements. Putting the fi nishing touches on the future site of Lt. John Jones Memorial Park, which is slated to open on June 10, 2024 (Courtesy of City of Revere)

Page 12 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024 Baseball Pats Captains look on the bright side of season By Dom Nicastro Revere baseball captains make mark on program The Revere High School baseball team fell just one game shy of getting into the Division 1 state tourney. For the second straight season. As devastating as that was, the team’s captains — seniors Ollie Svendsen and Kyle Cummings — looked on the bright side for the 2024 season. They said the team worked as hard as possible and remained competitive throughout the season. They also said they were privileged to earn the right to be a captain and took the role seriously. Svendsen: proud of underclassmen Coming into the 2024 Revere baseball season, the expectations were not as high as the last two seasons, Svendsen noted. Graduating nine seniors last year meant there was a boatload of spots open in the lineup. “With only five varsity returners, we knew there would be some inexperience at the varsity level coming in,” Svendsen said. “All teams are going to have ups and downs during their season but this season made an error or striking out.” The captain wanted to recognize Joey Anguilo (freshman) and Nick Rupp (sophomore), particularly. “As two underclassmen that haven’t played at the varsity level before, they earned every bit of playing time they got,” Svendsen said. “Always helping out with team equipment when it was not their assigned week and just overall team guys. They are going to be great players for this team in the next few years.” Svendsen mentioned that for the second straight year, his team missed the state tournament by one game. “Heartbreaking. Coming so Kyle Cummings (left) and Ollie Svendsen, Revere’s 2024 baseball captains. was one to remember without looking at the level of play or record.” Svendsen said he’s most proud of the underclassmen and some juniors that haven’t been on the team before that stepped up and played a role on this team, “whether it was cheering on the guys every inning while not playing, or picking guys up when they close once again we could just taste it,” he said. “A weird feeling about how the continuation game against Malden would be the diff erence in our season. I want to thank Coaches: Manning, Salvo, Sack and DiMarzo for their continued support and sacrifi ce every single day. I wouldn’t be the person or player I am today without all of them. Lastly, I’d like to thank Kyle Cummings. The guy that has been with me all four years at Revere High playing baseball. We went to war for four straight years and made some remarkable memories on the diamond. Two tournament berths and missing by one game twice. We left a good dent during our time here and we’ll never forget it.” Svendsen won the Dr. Albert Fulchino Baseball Award at awards recognition night. He will be attending Nichols College studying sports management. Cummings: fought hard until the end Cummings called the season a roller coaster. He said the team fought really hard to stay over.500. “Me and Ollie fought really hard to try and make this tournament,” Cummings said. “He pitched some great games against East Boston and Everett and had a lot of huge hits this season. We had a lot of thrilling games.” On Senior Night in a mustwin game, Cummings threw a one-hitter that led to a 6-1 win over Lynn English. “Ollie came through with some big plays at third that game too,” Cummings said. “Although the season ended earlier than we wanted to, there were a lot of fl ashes of a promising future, and I see great things for this team’s future.” Next year, Cummings, who had a 2.12 ERA and hit.354, will attend UMass-Boston to study sports management and play baseball. Cummings won the Al Blasi Baseball Coaches Award. Revere softball’s season ends with loss to Shrewsbury By Dom Nicastro T he Revere High School softball team saw its season come to a close with a 15-3 loss to Shrewsbury in the opening round of the Division 1 state tournament. Shrewsbury came in with just fi ve wins compared to Revere’s 15, but looks were deceiving. “It definitely was a case of that,” Revere coach Megan O’Donnell said. “They were definitely a good, solid hitting team. They just put the ball where we weren’t. They were fast. They made the plays. I mean, we hit right at them. The score really doesn’t refl ect how we did. Most of our kids had never been in a tournament game. They definitely got a taste of it, and they want to win more games next year.” Shrewsbury got on the board in the bottom of the fi rst inning after Danni Hope Randall induced Varsha Swaminanthan to hit into a fi elder’s choice, but one run scored. Ava Cotton singled, scoring two runs, and Maddie Bentley drew a walk, scoring one run. Shrewsbury added to its early lead in the bottom of the second inning when Swaminanthan singled, scoring two runs, and McKenna Halloran doubled, scoring one run. Shrewsbury scored fi ve runs on three hits in the bottom of the fi fth inning. Emma Ellis drew a walk, scoring one run. Bea Millar drew a walk, scoring one run. Halloran singled, scoring one run. Cotton singled, scoring one run, and Ava Lynch hit into a double play, but one run scored. Bentley earned the win for Shrewsbury. She allowed seven hits and three runs over six innings, striking out nine and walking one. Randall took the loss for Revere. The righty went fi ve and one-third innings, giving up 15 runs (seven earned) on 13 hits, striking out three and walking nine. Luiza Santos led Revere with two runs batted in from the number seven spot in the lineup. The right-handed hitter went 1-for-3 on the day. Frankie Reed led Revere with three hits in three at-bats. Caleigh Joyce collected two hits for Revere in two at-bats. Revere turned one double play in the game, and Santos played a solid right fi eld. Despite the loss, it was a season of many gains for Revere. The Patriots went from four to seven to 15 wins over the past three seasons under the tenure of O’Donnell. For her eff orts, O’Donnell was named Coach of the Year in the Greater Boston League. Team All-Stars • Shayna Smith: Smith had an outstanding season with 62 at-bats, securing 30 hits for a.484 average. She showcased her power by hitting 13 doubles, one triple, and four home runs. Her performance was pivotal, scoring 22 runs and driving in 29 RBIs. Smith also demonstrated discipline at the plate, walking seven times while striking out only four times. • Frankie Reed: Reed proved to be a crucial player with 65 at-bats and 31 hits, including eight doubles and two home runs for a.477 average. She scored 27 runs and had 32 RBIs, signifi cantly contributing to the team’s off ensive strength. Her patience was evident with 17 walks. • Lea Doucette: Doucette stood out with 72 at-bats and an impressive 40 hits, which included four doubles, two triples, and fi ve home runs for a team-leading.556 average. She was a major run producer, scoring 37 runs and driving in 33 RBIs. She also displayed good plate discipline, drawing eight walks and striking out only three times. • Riley Straccia: Straccia contributed signifi cantly with 57 at-bats, securing 26 hits, including 10 doubles and two triples for a.456 average. She scored 26 runs and had 21 RBIs. She managed to draw six walks. • Ally Straccia: Ally Straccia had a solid season with 47 at-bats and 25 hits, including three doubles and two home runs for an average of.532, second on the team. She scored 22 runs and drove in 18 RBIs. Ally also drew 11 walks, demonstrating her ability to get on base, while striking out only seven times. O’Donnell credited senior leadership for the great season. Seniors this year were Juliana Bolton, Isabella Qualtieri, Luiza Santos, Ally and Riley Straccia, Dakota Lanes, and Olivia Morris

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024 Page 13 Revere High School Patriots Varsity Girls’ Softball Team Banquet By Tara Vocino A fun list of awards was given out during Sunday’s Revere High School Girls’ Varsity Softball Lady Patriots Team Banquet at Prince Pizzeria in Saugus. Receiving the unique awards were: Always Hungry Award: Danni Hope Randall. Super Snacker Award: Brianna Miranda. Most Likely To Be Late Award: Ally Straccia. If Side Eyes Could Kill Award: Olivia Morris. The One More Time Award: Coach Megan O’Donnell. The Leave It Award: Coach Hailey Powers. Energizer Bunny Award: Coach Victoria Correia. The Librarian Award: Luiza Santos. Light At The End Of The Tunnel Award: Julianna Bolton. Can’t Park In Between The Lines Award: Dakota Lanes. The Please Repeat The Huddle Award: Riley Straccia. Do It For The Instagram Award: Isabella Qualtieri. The I Know! Award: Lea Doucette. Cool As A Cucumber Award: Jordan Martelli. Laser Focus Award: Lindsay Pineda. The Bubbles Award: Gianna Chiodi. Personal Space Ignorer Award: Anna Doucette. The Black Hole Award: Caleigh Joyce. Human Megaphone Award: Shayna Smith. Sporting their hoodies, the 2024 team is shown with Coaches Megan O’Donnell, Victoria Correia and Hailey Powers. Shown from left to right: Bottom row: Olivia Morrris, Luiza Santos, Isabella Qualtieri, Riley Straccia, Dakota Lanes and Ally Straccia; top row: Brianna Miranda, Gianna Chiodi, Anna Doucette, Danni Hope Randall, Shayna Smith, Jordan Martelli, Lea Doucette, Frankie Reed and Caleigh Joyce. Patriots coaches Victoria Correia (at left), Megan O’Donnell and Hailey Powers. (Advocate photos by Tara Vocino) This year’s Captains, shown from left to right: Ally Straccia, Isabella Qualtieri, Riley Straccia and Luiza Santos. Shown from left to right: Olivia Morris, Ally Straccia and Julianna Bolton showed off their sweatshirts during Sunday’s Revere High School Girls’ Varsity Softball Lady Patriots Team Banquet at Prince Pizzeria. Incoming captains, shown from left to right: Lea Doucette, Brianna Miranda, Jordan Martelli and Frankie Reed. Head Coach Megan O’Donnell, who won the MIAA Coach of the Year Award, received a shirt with a softball saying from the seniors. Seniors, shown from left to right: Isabella Qualtieri, Riley Straccia, Luiza Santos, Julianna Bolton, Olivia Morris, Dakota Lanes and Ally Straccia. Receiving team awards: Rookie of the Year: Anna Doucette; Most Improved: Olivia Morris and Danni Hope Randall; Offensive Player of the Year: Lea Doucette; Defensive Player of the Year Award: Riley Straccia and Frankie Reed; Team Most Valuable Player Award: Lea Doucette and Shayna Smith; Coaches Award: Isabella Qualtieri. The 2024 Patriot Award went to Isabella Qualtieri and Luiza Santos (at left), who are shown with coaches Megan O’Donnell, Victoria Correia and Hailey Powers. The Lady Patriots are pictured beside the cake. Shown from left to right: Front row: Dakota Lanes, Luiza Santos, Ally Straccia, Isabella Qualtieri, Julianna Bolton, Olivia Morris and Riley Straccia; top row: Shayna Smith, Danni Hope Randall, Lea Doucette, Jordan Martelli, Anna Doucette, Caleigh Joyce, Frankie Reed, Lindsey Pineda, Brianna Miranda and Gianna Chiodi.

Page 14 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024 “Symbols have weight,” said By Bob Katzen If you have any questions about this week’s report, e-mail us at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com or call us at (617) 720-1562 GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO MASSTERLIST — Join more than 22,000 people, from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens, who start their weekday morning with MASSterList—the popular newsletter that chronicles news and informed analysis about what’s going on up on Beacon Hill, in Massachusetts politics, policy, media and infl uence. The stories are drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications. MASSterlist will be e-mailed to you FREE every Monday through Friday morning and will give you a leg up on what’s happening in the blood sport of Bay State politics. For more information and to get your free subscription, go to: https://lp.constantcontactpages. com/su/aPTLucKs THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on roll calls from the recent debate on the Senate’s $55.9 billion version of the fi scal 2025 state budget. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week. STATE FLAG, SEAL AND MOTTO (S 4) Senate 30-9, approved an amendment providing $100,000 to establish a new advisory commission, under the governor’s charge, to propose a new state fl ag, seal and motto within one year. The commission would be authorized to request proposals from professional designers and solicit a public competition for people to submit designs. The current seal portrays an indigenous person on a shield. The crest above it, which is also the state’s military crest, features an arm holding a sword. The motto is roughly translated from Latin as “By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty.” This would not be the fi rst commission to try to tackle this project. In November 2023, a commission that was fi rst formed in 2000, issued a report but without any specifi c recommendation on changes to the fl ag, seal and motto. “The imagery on our state seal and fl ag has long been viewed by indigenous people and others as racist, symbolizing white supremacy and ethnic cleansing perpetrated against the indigenous peoples of this region,” said amendment sponsor Sen. Jason Lewis (D-Winchester). “I was proud to sponsor and help lead the passage of an amendment … that would establish an advisory commission to design a new seal, fl ag and motto for the commonwealth. Our collective symbols of identity matter, and if they marginalize some of our fellow residents and perpetuate harmful stereotypes, then they should be reconsidered and replaced.” “The current fl ag, seal and motto convey the subjugation of Native Americans through violence, and our indigenous residents have told us the pain and harm that result,” said Sen. Becca Rausch (D-Needham). “We should never be afraid to learn and move forward from our historical mistakes. It’s rarely a compelling argument to say, ‘it’s always been this way.’ Several communities in my district strongly support an update that better refl ects our shared values and hope to have the new fl ag, seal and motto swiftly, before our towns have to invest more resources printing an antiquated design that will soon be changed.” Sen. Jo Comerford (D-Northampton). “They have meaning. They have power. With this amendment, Massachusetts moves necessarily forward in the process of creating a new state fl ag, seal and motto that refl ect the mutual respect and connection we want and need between all people who share the commonwealth today.” “The Massachusetts Legislature is currently working to address critical, urgent issues such as the commonwealth’s housing crisis, the rising cost of living, our changing climate and more,” said Sen. Mike Moore (D-Millbury). “While there are valid arguments to be made that the state seal, fl ag and motto are due for modernization, a special commission created to study the issue met for almost three years before issuing a report in 2023 that made no specific proposals. With so many more pressing issues aff ecting the everyday lives of Bay Staters, do we just keep creating commissions?” “Given the current fi scal state of the commonwealth, using taxpayer funds to recommission a commission for a new fl ag, seal and motto is wasteful,” said Sen. Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton). “Over two years were spent by the previous commission to reveal no concrete plan forward or even consensus if changes are needed. That commission decided to turn this issue over to the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s offi ce because of a lack of consensus. There are countless other priorities troubling the residents of Massachusetts and in my opinion, elected offi cials should be focused on those, not this.” “My decision to vote no … was informed by the fact that a commission already exists for the purpose of designing a new seal, fl ag and motto for Massachusetts,” said Sen. Mike Brady (D-Brockton). “Moreover, I have concerns about the necessity of allocating an additional $100,000 for another commission. I believe that existing resources should be utilized effi ciently, prioritizing essential services such as funding for our police, fi refi ghters and teachers.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment. A “No” vote is against it.) Sen. Lydia Edwards Yes $655,553 MORE FOR NARCAN (S 4) Senate 39-0, approved an amendment increasing funding by $655,553 (from $644,447 to $1,300,000) for the distribution of Narcan to cities and towns and community organizations. Narcan is the brand name for a lifesaving overdose-reversal drug. “If we have learned anything from the past 25 years of this opioid epidemic, it’s that Narcan saves lives,” said amendment sponsor Sen. John Velis (D-Westfi eld). “Just last year, 9,000 overdoses were successfully reversed from Narcan. It is critical that as the demand for Narcan increases and as our drug supply becomes more deadly — that we as a Legislature provide.. Adequate funding to keep pace with the needs of our communities and most importantly keep people alive. The unfortunate truth is you cannot treat someone who is dead.” (A “Yes” vote is for the $655,553.) Sen. Lydia Edwards Yes COMBAT ANTISEMITISM (S 4) Senate 40-0, approved an amendment that would require the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to make resources, curriculum and professional development available to schools on antisemitism and the harm that it causes. The amendment also establishes and regulates a special commission on combating antisemitism in the Bay State. “It is deeply disturbing and truthfully infuriating to know that Massachusetts is among those fi ve states that cumulatively make up almost half of our country’s antisemitic acts of hate,” said amendment sponsor Sen. John Velis (DWestfi eld). “We pride ourselves for being an inclusive and welcoming state here in the commonwealth. That regardless of your background, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or religion, we accept you as you are and will treat you with kindness and respect. But for too many of our Jewish friends and neighbors, we are not living up to our promise.” Velis continued, “Hate in all of its forms must always be condemned, and yet antisemitism has persisted in countless forms for over 2,000 years dating back to biblical times. Tragically, antisemitism continues to not only exist, but is becoming increasingly normalized. I am proud to be a part of a legislative body that is willing to overwhelmingly speak out in the strongest possible way against it and educate others about the harm that it is causing.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment.) Sen. Lydia Edwards Yes FERTILITY PRESERVATION TREATMENTS (S 4) Senate 40-0, approved an amendment that would require health insurance companies to cover fertility preservation treatments for individuals who have a medical diagnosis or who are going through treatments that may impact their fertility. Supporters said the change would have a minimal impact on premiums. They noted that the Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis reviewed the proposal and found that it would likely increase premiums by just two cents per member per month. “Tragically, many Massachusetts residents who are receiving treatment for cancer, sickle cell disease or other serious health conditions must also contend with the prospect of not being able to have biological children,” said amendment sponsor Sen. Cindy Creem (D-Newton). “Fertility preservation techniques are available, but without insurance coverage, they can be cost-prohibitive. I sponsored this amendment because in the commonwealth, reproductive health care is a right enjoyed by all, and the cost of fertility preservation should not be a barrier to starting a family for patients going through radiation or chemotherapy.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment.) Sen. Lydia Edwards Yes $914,000 FOR VETERANS’ HOMES (S 4) Senate 39-0, approved an amendment providing $914,000 to combat veterans’ homelessness by maintaining and operating three veterans’ homes and providing counseling and benefi ts to disabled veterans and their families. “Veterans’ homes are an indispensable resource for those who have given so much in service of our country,” said amendment sponsor Sen. John Cronin (DLunenberg). “The funding … will stabilize three veterans’ homes in North Central Mass, allowing residents to access the supports and wraparound services they need to live meaningful lives. We owe it to our veterans to ensure that they have every possible tool to thrive.” (A “Yes” vote is for the amendment.) Sen. Lydia Edwards Yes ALSO UP ON BEACON HILL RENAME THE OFFICE OF ELDER AFFAIRS — Gov. Maura Healey filed legislation that would change the name of the Executive Offi ce of Elder Aff airs to the Executive Offi ce of Aging and Independence. The proposal also replaces outdated language in the state’s lawbooks, including changing “elderly persons,” to “older adults” and “handicapped” to “adults with a disability.” The new legislation also incorporates gender-neutral language into current law.

“The Executive Offi ce of Elder Aff airs was established more than 50 years ago and was one of the nation’s fi rst state agencies dedicated to addressing the needs of older people,” said Healey. “Today, the agency has evolved to off er programs and services that support 1.7 million older residents and nearly 1 million family caregivers. Our administration is committed to meeting the changing needs of today’s older adults, and I am thrilled that this name change better refl ects those that we serve.” “The new name … mirrors the values and goals of our older adult population and our commitment to support the vibrancy, independence and dignity of our family members, friends and neighbors as they age,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Kate Walsh. RESTRICT CARRYING GUNS (H 2305) — The House gave initial approval to a bill that would prohibit anyone, except on-duty law enforcement offi cers, from carrying a fi rearm in any state or local government-owned building, polling place or demonstration. The measure imposes up to a $1,000 fi ne and/or up to a 2-year prison sentence on violators and allows law enforcement offi cers to arrest, without a warrant, anyone who violates this law. Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge), the sponsor of the bill, did not respond to repeated requests by Beacon Hill Roll Call asking her to comment on the passage of her proposal. Supporters say the bill will make government buildings, polling places and demonstrations safer and reduce the number of deaths and injuries from guns. Opponents say the bill would violate their Second Amendment right to bear arms. VETERANS’ PREFERENCE (H 3515) — The House gave initial approval to legislation that would amend the state’s current veterans’ preference law which places veterans who pass the exam at the top of the eligibility list for civil service positions. The current order is: disabled veterans, veterans and spouses or single parents of veterans who were killed in action or who died from a serviceconnected disability incurred during wartime service, provided that the spouse or parent has not remarried. The amendment would add members of the Massachusetts National Guard and Reserves of the United States Armed Forces with no less than two years of continuous service to the list. Supporters said these two new categories should be added in order to help these additional veterans who risk their lives to protect the nation. Rep. Meghan Kilcoyne (D-Clinton), the sponsor of the bill, did not respond to repeated requests by Beacon Hill Roll Call asking her to comment on the passage of her proposal. QUOTABLE QUOTES “As Massachusetts seeks to address soaring housing prices and rising rents that harm our residents, families and businesses, my offi ce has unique tools to help address the crisis, and we intend to do our part. By establishing the Housing Aff ordability Unit and appointing Esme Caramello, who has deep expertise in housing, my offi ce is committed to using all of our tools to ensure more safe and aff ordable housing opportunities for all.” ---Attorney General Andrea Campbell announcing the appointment of Esme Caramello to lead the newly established Housing Aff ordability Unit created to advance the statewide interest in expanding the availability of housing and particularly aff ordable and multi-family housing, across the state. “In Massachusetts, we’re proud to have signifi cantly expanded access to higher education, including historic increases in financial aid. But work remains to ensure that students of all backgrounds have the resources and support they need to start and succeed in their higher education journey. This investment refl ects our commitment to enhancing educational opportunities and experiences for all students, particularly for our Black and Hispanic students.” ---Gov. Healey announcing $1.3 million in Higher Education Innovation Fund grants to projects that are collaborations between all 15 Massachusetts community colleges, state universities and private institutions of higher education, to advance racial equity. “Over the last 50 years, instant tickets have become a leading product for lotteries across the country, and it all started here in Massachusetts. The new retro ticket is a fun way to celebrate this milestone and to recognize the signifi cance of the original ticket on the entire industry.” ---State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, Chair of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, announcing the Lottery is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its groundbreaking introduction of the world’s fi rst instant ticket with the launch of The Instant Game, a $2 ticket named in honor of the original $1 ticket that debuted May 29, 1974. “For many teen drivers, summer brings more free time with friends and plenty of potential distractions, such as phone use and multiple teen passengers — all of which increase their crash risk. Any time is the right time for parents and caregivers to talk with their teens about risky driving behaviors, the importance of continued driving practice to develop their skills and the many reasons they have to stay safe THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024 on the road this summer and beyond.” --- Mark Schieldrop, spokesperson for AAA Northeast, warning about the “100 Deadliest Days” — the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal crashes involving teen drivers are the highest. HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that Page 15 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 May 27-31 the House met for a total of four hours and 23 minutes and the Senate met for a total of 18 minutes. Mon. May 27 No House session No Senate session Tues. May 28 House 11:01 a.m. to 11:07 a.m. Senate 11:21 a.m. to 11:24 a.m. Fri. May 31 No House session No Senate session Thurs. May 30 House 11:05 a.m. to 3:22 p.m.. Senate 11:35 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.. Fri. May 31 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. Long-Term Care Benefits for Veterans and Surviving Spouses Dear Savvy Senior, I understand that the Veterans Administration has a benefi t that can help veterans and spouses with long-term care costs. We recently had to move my elderly father into an assisted living memory care facility, and my mother will probably need care too in the near future. What can you tell me? Searching for Aid Dear Searching, The Veterans Administration (VA) does indeed have an underutilized benefit that can help wartime veterans and their surviving spouses pay for a variety of long-term care costs. This benefi t, called “Aid and Attendance,” is a special pension that’s paid on top of existing VA pensions for eligible veterans and surviving spouses. In 2024, it pays a maximum of $2,727 a month to married veterans; $2,300 a month to single veterans; or $1,478 a month to a surviving spouse. The money is tax free, and can be used to pay for assisted living, memory care, nursing home or in-home care services. Currently, around 156,000 veterans and survivors are receiving the Aid and Attendance benefi t, but many thousands more are eligible who either don’t know about it or don’t think they qualify. Eligibility Requirements To qualify, your dad must have served at least 90 days of active military service with at least one day of service during a period of war, and not have been discharged dishonorably. Single surviving spouses of wartime vets are eligible if their marriage ended due to death. In addition, your dad will also have to meet certain thresholds for medical and fi nancial need to be eligible. To qualify medically he must be either disabled, or over the age of 65 and need help performing basic everyday living tasks such as eating, bathing, dressing or going to the bathroom. Being blind or in a nursing home due to disability or receiving Social Security Disability or SSI also qualifi es him. Single surviving spouses have no age restrictions, but they must require help with basic everyday living tasks to be eligible. To qualify financially your parents “net worth,” which includes assets and annual income combined, must be below $155,356 in 2024. To calculate this, add up your parent’s assets, which includes their personal property (like investments, real estate, etc.) excluding their primary home and vehicles. And tally up their income over the past year (including Social Security, pensions, interest income from investments, annuities, etc.), minus any out-of-pocket medical expenses, prescription drugs, insurance premiums and longterm care costs over that same period of time. The VA also has a three-year lookback to determine if your parents transferred any assets to ensure they would qualify for benefi ts. If so, they may be subject to a penalty period of up to 5 years. How to Apply To apply for Aid and Attendance, you’ll need to fi ll out VA Form 21-2680 and mail it to the Pension Management Center (PMC) for your dad’s state. You’ll need to have your dad’s doctor fi ll out the examination information section. Or you can also apply in person at a VA regional offi ce near your parents. For more information or to download application forms see VA.gov/pension/aid-attendance-housebound. You can also call the VA at 800–827– 1000 if you have questions. If you need some help, you can appoint a Veteran Service Officer (VSO), a VA-accredited attorney or claims agent to represent your dad. See VA.gov/ ogc/apps/accreditation/index. asp to locate someone. If your dad is eligible, it can take months for his application to be processed, so be patient. You should also know that if your dad’s Aid and Attendance application is approved, the VA will send a lump sum retroactive payment covering the time from the day you fi led the application until the day it was approved. Then your dad receives monthly payments going forward. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

Page 16 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024 OBITUARIES Thomas Curtis Jr. deared him to all those who were fortunate enough to cross his path. Tom’s sense of humor, his love for his family and friends, and his dedication to his work at USPS made him a beloved fi gure in his community. Tom spent his early years in O f Revere. Known aff ectionately as Tom to his friends and family, was born on February 6, 1946, in Kittery, ME. He brought joy and laughter into the world, living his life with humor and charisma that enSouth Boston, where his characteristic charm and quick wit were fi rst nurtured. His love for travel was sparked by his service in the U.S. Airforce, which took him around the world. However, it was Revere, MA where he enjoyed living for the past 40 years. He was a loving and supportive husband to his wife, Janine, and a devoted father to his son, James. Family brought joy to Tom’s life. He enjoyed classic country music, rock music from the 50’s and 60’s, and had been a season ticket holder for the Boston Bruins. His charismatic person- LEGAL NOTICE -                                 D          To all interested persons: A Petition for                 of   requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that:    of   be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve   on the bond in                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A-24-08 Public Hearing Notice is hereby given in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws and Title 17 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Revere (RRO) that the City of Revere Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday evening, June 18, 2024 at 5:00 P.M. in the City Councillor Joseph A. DelGrosso City Council Chamber, Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151 on the application of Eight Avon, LLC, 1040-1048 North Shore Road, Unit B2, Revere, MA 02151 requesting the following variances to enable the appellant to            8 Avon Street, Revere, MA 02151: 1. RRO Section 17.24.010 with respect to minimum area requirement of 10,000 s.f. within the GB District; 2. RRO Section 17.24.010 with respect to minimum frontage requirement of 100 feet within the GB District; 3. RRO Section 17.24.010 (q) with respect to minimum rear yard setback requirement of 20 feet for residential use within the GB District; 4. RRO Section 17.24.010 (q) with respect to minimum front yard setback requirement of 20 feet for residential use within the GB District; 5. RRO Section 17.24.01 (q) with respect to minimum side yard setback requirement of 15 feet for residential use within the GB District; 6. RRO Section 17.24.010 with respect to maximum FAR of 1.5 within the GB District; 7. RRO Section 17.28.020 with respect to minimum parking requirement for apartment use. A copy of the aforementioned proposed plan and application (A-24-08)                    Massachusetts, Monday through Thursday from 8:00AM-5:00PM. Proponent/opponent testimony will be accepted in writing on or before June 11, 2024. Testimony can be submitted via email to amelnik@revere.org. Ashley E. Melnik, Clerk City of Revere Zoning Board of Appeals May 31, June 7, 2024 ~ Legal Notice ~ ~ Legal Notice ~ ality and infectious laughter created a unique warmth that will be deeply missed. Thomas Curtis was a man of many talents and interests, but above all else, he valued his family and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Sr. and his grandmother Sophie Curtis, who raised him. He leaves behind his loving wife, Janine, and his proud son, James. He was the proud father of Thomas A. Curtis, Kathleen Curtis both of Auburn MA, Kimberly Curtis of Medford MA, Christopher Curtis of Boston MA and the late Laurie Curtis. His memory will live on in the hearts of all those who knew him. A visitation will be held on Friday June 7, 2024, at Buonfi glio Funeral Home from 10:00am to 11:30am. Followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church at 250 Revere Street, Revere at 12:00pm. Interment at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Frances L. (Marino) Cataldo O f Revere. Died on Saturday June 1st at the Mass General Hospital following a brief illness, she was 96 years old. Frances was born on November 5th, 1927, to her late parents, Prospero & Louise (Tennaro) Marino. She was one of two children raised in East Boston. She later married her husband Anthony Cataldo in 1950, then the couple moved to Revere. It was there that they began their family together. Frances was a very dedicated housewife & mother. She taught her children many life lessons over the years and always led by example. She was a woman of true grace and dignity. She loved her family more than life itself and enjoyed being surrounded by them making memories. Frances was fi ercely independent, living on her own and planning her daily activities. Her passing comes as a great surprise, her memory & love will live on forever. She is the beloved wife of the late Anthony G. Cataldo of 61 years. The loving mother of Domenic A. Cataldo & wife Gail of Phoenix, AZ and Cynthia L. “Cindy” Chipman & husband Kenneth of Revere. The cherished grandmother of Nicholas D’Angelo & wife Kathleen of Hopkinton, Janelle Allanson & husband Ben of Cazenovia, NY and Tony Cataldo of Phoenix, AZ. She is the adored great grandmother of Olivia, Caroline, Nicholas, Domenic, and Giorgio. She is the dear sister of the late Domenic P. Marino. She is also lovingly survived by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & grandnephews. Family & friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday June 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio Smith & Vazza, Beechwood Home for Funerals, 262 Beach St., Revere. Her funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Saturday, June 8th beginning at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., Revere at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of fl owers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024 Page 17 FUN-damental Basketball Camp Open to Boys and Girls in Local Area T he FUN-damental Basketball Camp, open to boys and girls in local area cities and towns, will be held July 22 to July 26, 2024 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center, located at 59 Summer Street in Everett. The camp will be held between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm for boys and girls entering grades 3 thru 8 as of September, 2024. The cost of the camp is $125. Tony Ferullo, boys’ varsity Third annual Revere Beach Pride Celebration on June 23 T he City of Revere is excited to announce the upcoming Revere Beach Pride Celebration, which will take place on Sunday, June 23, from 2:00 to7:00 p.m. at Waterfront Square (400-500 Ocean Ave.). This upbeat celebration of diversity and inclusion is an opportunity for our community to come together in support of the LGBTQIA+ community. The Celebration by Revere Beach will feature a variety of activities, including vendors, a kids’ table, music, dancing and a pride photo backdrop to capture the moment. Also, stop by and check out those sponsoring the event: Fine Line, Dryft, Springhill Suites and Mission on the Beach. basketball coach at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, will be the Director of the camp. 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 atmo     sphere where the camper will learn and have fun at the same time; and • To instill the spirit of the game into all campers, and inspire them to continue playing the game either competitively or just for fun. 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Who created the world’s rarest vinyl record, which only has one copy: Wu-Tang Clan, The Who or Elvis? 6. What culture originated dirty rice? 7. On June 9, 1973, what American racehorse won the Belmont Stakes (and the Triple Crown)? 8. In “Moby-Dick,” what was Captain Ahab’s right leg made of? 9. What system of measuring precious metals’ weight has a name like an ancient city? 10. On what animal would you fi nd a howdah? Answers 11. On June, 10, 1692, what fi rst “witch” was hanged after being pronounced of guilty of “Detestable Arts called Witchcraft and Sorceries”? 12. What type of verse is also the name of an Irish city? 13. What sports player was nicknamed The Stilt and The Big Dipper? 14. What colorful bird is the state bird of seven states? 15. On June 11, 1979, what wellknown actor — known as “The Duke” — who appeared in “Brown of Harvard” and fi rst starred in “The Big Trail,” died? 16. What in a bottle is ullage? 17. June Cleaver was a character on what TV sitcom? 18. On June 12, 1939, the Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown in what state? 19. Who have been the two divorced U.S. presidents? 20. On June 13, 1774, which of the Thirteen Colonies (founded by Roger Williams) became the fi rst to ban importing slaves? 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. For more information about the FUN-damental Basketball Camp, please contact Camp Director Tony Ferullo: 857-3127002 or tferullo@suff olk.edu. 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. 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