The Advocate - A Household word for 30 years! Vol.30, No.27 -FREEwww.advocatenews.net Boncore planning to resign senate seat; D’Ambrosio considered strong contender Advocate Staff Report A ccording to a recent post on Politico.com, State Senator Joseph Boncore is exFree Every Friday 781-286-8500 Friday, July 9, 2021 Revere Beach celebrates 125 years as America’s First Public Beach Fireworks Celebration on July 12 from 7-10 p.m. T his week the City of Revere, in collaboration with the Revere Beach Partnership and the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR), announced plans for a fi reworks celebration on Revere Beach to commemorate 125 years of the fi rst public beach in America. On Monday, July 12, the city will celebrate with fi reworks, a live band and games on the sand from 7:00ANTHONY D’AMBROSIO School Committeeman pected to announce his departure from his senate seat to JOSEPH BONCORE State Senator SENATOR | SEE Page 18 10:00 p.m. “As America’s first public beach, Revere Beach continues to be the heart of our city,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “Over the past year, the Beach has served as an economic, civic, and public health hub for our community and will continue to serve our residents and families across the Commonwealth.” Charles Eliot was the original architect of the beach area back in 1896; he focused on giving the public access to natural spaces. Eliot was determined to create public spaces of beauty There’s nothing like the colors of a sunset over Revere Beach, which will celebrate 125 years as America’s First Public Beach with a celebration on July 12. near metropolitan areas. Revere Beach became the first public beach in the United States in 1896 and is over three miles long. To this day it remains easily accessible by the MBTA’s Blue Line from Boston. The beach is known to accommodate as many as one million visitors a weekend during its annual sand sculpture competition. Also at the celebration will be the Revere Board of Health, in collaboration with MGH Brigham’s Kraft Center’s Community Care Van, distributing BEACH | SEE Page 12 New report shows average increase of four percent in water quality safety at metropolitan beaches Special to Th e Advocate S ave the Harbor/Save the Bay recently released its annual Water Quality Report Card for the Metropolitan Beaches from Nahant to Nantasket, using monitoring data from the 2020 beach season. Weekly water quality testing at Boston’s regional beaches began in late May 2020. Additional daily testing of Constitution Beach, King’s Beach, Malibu Beach, Tenean Beach and Wollaston Beach began in early June and concluded on September 6, 2020. These beach safety scores are calculated as the percent of water samples that comply with the state Department of Public Health (DPH) single sample limit for bacteria, a straightforward way to evaluate seasonal beach water quality and potential impacts on public health. Rainfall can have a signifi cant impact on beach water quality and can vary greatly from year to year. Changes in the summer storm intensity and frequency can often explain the variations we see; 2020 was a relatively dry year, with only a few large summer storms and relatively fewer wet weather impacts. It is also important to note that some beaches are tested daily, while others are tested weekly, so in some instances a single failed test can change the rating for that beach. These seasonal variations are why Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay is reluctant to draw WATER | SEE Page 15

Page 2 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 A New Beginning: Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish By Stephen W. Fielding A special liturgy to initiate and commence a new beginning of a new parish – Blessed Mother of the Morning Star parish, consisting of St. Mary of the Assumption Church of Revere and Our Lady of Grace of Chelsea/Everett – was held on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Our Lady of Grace Church. Fr. John Sheridan, pastor, was the presider of the mass that included English and Kreyol readings and hymns. A special collation took place afterward in the lower hall with parishioners from each church enjoying comradery while sampling an assortment of desserts and beverages. A joyous weekend of celebration is being planned for the weekend of September 25 and 26. A group picture at the collation Three Haitian vocalists sang “Immaculate Mary” in Kreyol. ANGELO’S FULL SERVICE Regular Unleaded $2.819 Mid Unleaded $2.919 Super $3.079 Diesel Fuel $3.049 "42 Years of Excellence!" 1978-2020 KERO $4.65 DEF $3.49 9 Diesel $2.859 9 HEATING OIL 24-Hour Burner Service Call for Current Price! (125—gallon minimum) DEF Available   Open an account and order online at: www.angelosoil.com (781) 231-3500 (781) 231-3003 367 LINCOLN A  A    DA The procession to begin the mass was breathtaking. The Haitian Choir was absolutely harmonic. Fr. John Sheridan talks about following the star on our parish journey. Centerpieces at the collation on display Prices subject to change Have a Happy &   FLEET

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 Page 3 State Senate authorizes $300M for transportation infrastructure I n late June the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation to invest $300 million in municipal transportation projects and selected statewide transportation infrastructure projects. The bill, An Act fi nancing improvements to municipal roads and bridges, authorizes $200 million for municipal roads and bridges through the Chapter 90 program and $100 million to support statewide projects to address congestion, support electric vehicle infrastructure and improve public transit. “Safe roads, reliable bridges, and modernized transit infrastructure made possible through this bill exemplifies the Senate’s approach to public transportation,” said Senate Transportation Committee Chair Joseph Boncore. “The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has made the need for this funding more urgent. These investments will provide critical funding for shovel-ready transportation projects in our more than $771,000 for Revere and over $276 thousand for Winthrop. JOSEPH BONCORE State Senator cities and towns, create jobs, and support local and regional economies.” The bill includes the following components: • $200 million in Chapter 90 funding for cities and towns for projects to maintain, improve and repair roadways, bridges, sidewalks and bikeways; this includes $14.9 million for Boston, $2.78 million for Cambridge, • $25 million for the Municipal Small Bridge Program to support replacement or preservation of structurally defi cient local bridges critical to local communities and not eligible for existing federal aid programs. • $25 million for the Local Bottleneck Program to address localized traffi c bottlenecks and invest in infrastructure to reduce congestion, improve traffi c fl ow and reduce idling and greenhouse gas emissions. • $25 million for Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure to support municipalities and regional transit authorities in their eff orts to install EV infrastructure and purchase EVs and zero-emission vehicles. • $25 million for Transit-Supportive Infrastructure to create dedicated bus lanes, enhance bus stops and train stations, support passenger safety, upgrade technology and modernize infrastructure to meet demand Revere man facing life in prison for involvement in fentanyl operation By Christopher Roberson C esar Rivera, 22, of Revere, was recently arrested and charged with being involved in a “prolifi c drug traffi cking organization” that reportedly manufactured counterfeit Percocet pills laced with fentanyl. According to law enforcement offi cials, it is alleged that a pill press was used to produce up to 15,000 pills per hour. At a value of up to $20 per pill, approximately $300,000 worth of drugs were being generated every 60 minutes. The other suspects in the case include Vincent Caruso, 26, of Salem, Laurie Caruso, 51, of Lynn, Ernest Johnson, 33, of Salem and Nicole Benton, 45, of Saugus. Rivera is now facing one count of possessing controlled substances with intent to distribute and one count of conspiracy to possess and use a fi rearm in furtherance of a drug traffi cking crime. If convicted, Rivera could be sentenced to life in prison and be fi ned $250,000. In his seven-page affi davit, FBI Special Agent Craig Harvey said Rivera has no prior convictions, however; there are five cases pending against him. Harvey said that in April 2019, Rivera was arrested by Everett Police who responded to ShotSpotter activation. He said police recovered fi ve fi rearms during their investigation and charged Rivera with the unlawful possession and discharge of a fi rearm as well as with other violations of state gun laws. “I am also aware through the course of this investigation that these fi ve fi rearms recovered were depicted in a music video entitled “Ten Toes Down” that is believed to have been fi lmed on the same day of Rivera’s arrest,” said Harvey. “During the course of the music video numerous individuals affi liated with racketeering enterprises known as Epic Nation the Label, the Little Crip Gangsters and Tiny Rascals Gang can be seen holding fi rearms and the lyrics to the song discuss drug distribution and willingness to commit violence.” Harvey said that in September 2019, an arrest warrant was issued for Rivera after he failed to appear in Malden District Court. However, Rivera was apprehended 15 months later in Malden. 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THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 Page 5 Mayor launches Public Service Honor program Recognizing Revere’s outstanding public service workers M ayor Brian Arrigo this week launched the Public Service Honor of the Month Campaign to highlight Revere’s outstanding public service workers for their dedication to making the city a better place. Throughout this past year, our public and community service workers have gone above and beyond to keep the city moving forward through difficult times. Each month, Mayor Arrigo will present one of the city’s employees with the Public Service Honor of the Month to recognize these amazing people and to give our residents a little more insight into those that work for the city. “Government is about helping people and that is what our city employees do on a daily basis,” said Mayor Brian Arrigo. “The program is designed to highlight those who go above and beyond their daily duty to serve the people and City of Revere. I am proud to work alongside so many dedicated individuals and be able to highlight their work across all departments in our city.” As we present the 2022 budget it is a reminder of how important the role of our finance team is in Revere. Revere’s fi rst Public Service Honor of the Month is Richard Viscay, Chief Financial Offi cer (CFO). We know that when the city’s fi - nances work our city works better for our people. We are proud to honor Chief Viscay with our fi rst public service recognition. An interview with Chief Viscay is below. Q: What do you do in the City? A: I am the Chief Financial Offi cer of the City, acting as the City Auditor and Budget Director and reporting directly to the Mayor and oversee auditing, budget, assessing, purchasing, treasurer, collector and parking departments. As the lead fi scal agent for the city, I serve as a member of the Mayor’s executive management team, involved in many daily policy and program decisions that help inform the Mayor’s decisions around how to use your tax dollars and other city revenues. Additionally, I am chairman of the Revere Retirement Board and a Board Commissioner of the Revere Housing Authority supporting their ongoing mission and goals. Q: What are the goals for your department? Maria and now our city CFO under Mayor Brian Arrigo. Q: What is your favorite part about working in the city? A: Knowing I can have a RICHARD VISCAY Chief Financial Offi cer A: As CFO, my goals are to ensure that all of the fi nancial operations of the City are operating as effi ciently and eff ectively as possible by embracing technology and innovation whenever possible. Our most important role is to ensure that your tax dollars and other city revenues are used wisely and fulfi ll the vision of your elected leaders. Just like your own budgets at home, we must balance our budgets to ensure a great credit rating as a city that will allow us to continue to borrow and refi nance in a smart and eff ective way to keep our city competitive. In my role as City Auditor, I oversee a team of people who consistently review departmental spending and budgets to provide the trust in our government that there are no fraudulent, illegal or excessive expenses. Q: How did you get involved in public service? A: Municipal fi nance is an art that can only be truly learned through experience, and I’ve been able to gain a lot of perspective from many leaders throughout our Commonwealth – government, when done well, can help a lot of people – and if your budget works your city works better for its residents. I began my public service career as an accountant in the Massachusetts State Department of Revenue acting as a representative to 25 cities and towns on the North Shore, reviewing audits, setting tax rates and certifying free cash for all of those towns as part of my duties. My fi rst role in a municipality came in 2013 as the Director of Finance for the Town of Wenham. Since that time, I’ve served as the Finance Director under Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, CFO under Everett Mayor Carlo DeQ: What are you excited about for the future of Revere? A: As a parent of two Revere High graduates and an active member of the School Building small part to play in positioning the city to achieve its maximum potential. As a resident of the City, it brings me great joy to see how our work can support the improvements both internally as we conduct City business and externally as we develop key areas of the city, including the Beach, Suff olk Downs and Wonderland. 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Page 6 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 ~ POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENT ~ Manuel Carrero Launches Revere City Council Race for Ward 2 M anuel Carrero, engineer and 13-year Revere resident, announced that his campaign would seek to represent Ward 2 on the City Council. Calling the Shirley Ave neighborhood home since moving to the city at a young age, Carrero looks forward to meeting neighbors, sharing his vision of a brighter future for all Revere residents, and hearing directly from them on the challenges and future of the Ward. “Just as Ward 2’s streets have Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma                                 Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for family since 1958 • 63 over half a century. We must be doing something right!” •Vinyl Siding •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roofing • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! seen me grow into a young professional in the community, I have bore witness and felt the impacts of tremendous change over the past few years. Our                                             MANUEL CARRERO           neighborhood has made signifi cant strides, and I aim to ensure that all residents share in the prosperity brought on by this growth. The Shirley Ave neighborhood has a strong tradition of neighborly action and community leadership, and the time is now for that tradition to hold a seat on the Revere City Council.” Carrero is an operations engineer at Raytheon and a graduate of Revere High School and Merrimack College. A fi rst-generation Latino-American whose mother is a union hospitality worker and father a mechanic, Carrero’s upbringing refl ects the hard-working, high-achieving character of Ward 2. Carrero feels indebted to the community that off ered him the opportunity to excel, and is fueled to return that compassionate leadership to all Revere residents. His platform will focus on expanding housing aff ordability, supporting municipal, community, and youth-based anti-poverty eff orts, and stewarding the responsible growth of Ward 2. For more information and opportunities to get involved, visit votecarrero.com and follow the campaign on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. For all inquiries, contact votecarrero@gmail. com or (781) 951-4442. Summer is Here!

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 Page 7 HRC gives input on equity director position A By Adam Swift s part of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget, the City Council approved funding for a new citywide Director of Equity and Inclusion. Last week, Revere’s Human Rights Commission gave its input on the job description for the position, which will be listed with an annual salary of $85,000 plus benefi ts. The position is in place of an Executive Director for the commission, which the members had previously discussed. “This is a new job that just got approved in the budget eff ective July 1,” said Human Rights Commission Chair Janine Grillo Marra. “The job description is broader than the executive director job description we were asked to review back in March. Most of that executive director job description and most of those responsibilities are included, but this is a much broader job description.” The new position will lead the development and implementation of proactive diversity to support the city’s Racial Equity Municipal Action Plan, according to Mayor Brian Arrigo. In the lead up to the FY22 budget discussions, Arrigo stated that the new director will work with the Human Rights Commission, mayor’s Cabinet, City Council and city department heads to champion the values of a diverse and inclusive city. Qualifi cations listed in the draft job listing discussed by the Human Rights Commission last week include a bachelor’s degree in humanities, political science or other related fi eld, with a JD or master’s in public administration, civil rights law or human rights law preferred. The city is also looking for someone either from Revere or who has great knowledge of the community. “The most important thing in this position is getting someone who is coming from the community, someone who understands the community, someone who understands the issues in this Revere community,” said Human Rights Commission Member Rachid Moukhabir. “Someone coming from New York or California doesn’t necessarily know what is going on in our city. We need someone with a track record of community organization, and more imporBaker files legislation to improve water safety and awareness I n an eff ort to bolster public safety and awareness at state parks and beaches, Governor Charlie Baker recently fi led legislation to increase fi nes for swimming outside designated waterfronts across the Commonwealth. The legislation, “An Act Relative to Enhanced Enforcement of Swimming Limitations,” would increase the maximum fi ne to $500 for entering or swimming in any waters on Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) property that are not designated for swimming. The legislation would provide an appropriate penalty for swimming in unsafe areas and deter park visitors from considering these dangerous activities. “Swimming at undesignated waterfronts is dangerous and too often leads to tragic consequences, and this legislation is part of a comprehensive plan to discourage risky behavior and ensure the safety of visitors to our state parks and beaches,” said Baker. “While we encourage all to visit our beautiful coastal and inland beaches, we urge the public to exercise caution and not swim at any body of water that has not been designated for swimming by state or local authorities.” “From the Berkshires to Cape Cod, Massachusetts is home to many waterbodies and coastlines offering great opportunities for outdoor recreation; however, we have already seen far too many tragic accidental drownings occur already this year,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “We look forward to working with our colleagues in the Legislature to move quickly on these important changes.” Under current law, penalties for violating the DCR’s rules and regulations vary depending on whether a property was once part of the Metropolitan District Commission, with fi nes ranging from $20 to $200. The fi led legislation establishes a uniform maximum fi ne of $500 for entering or swimming in waters other than those designated for swimming by the DCR. At its many designated waterfronts throughout the state, the DCR off ers services like clearly marked swimming areas with SAFETY | SEE Page 10 tantly, someone who listens.” Moukhabir said he would also like to see the job description pared down from its current multipage form. “The HR director has already mentioned, like you said, that this is too big and detailed, so after the HRC gives input, it’s going to be looked at again to try to condense it,” said Marra. Commission Member Kourou Pich asked if the $85,000 is the most that could be off ered for the position. “I feel like this is a huge responsibility,” she said, adding she would like to see a salary range of $85,000 to $100,000. Marra said she would pass the request along to the Mayor’s Offi ce, but said she isn’t sure if the salary could be increased, since the $85,000 figure was in the budget approved by the council. The input from the Human Rights Commission will be summarized and given to the city’s HR director, who will then craft a fi nal job description for the position. Marra said that once a fi - nal job description is completed she will distribute it to the commission members. www.eight10barandgrille.com We Have Reopened for Dine-In and Outside Seating every day beginning at 4 PM WE'RE OPEN! 8 Norwood Street, Everett (617) 387-9810 STAY SAFE! Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma You asked... for more Memory Care units. SCHEDULE A TOUR jfazekas@chelseajewish.org 617.887.0826 We heard you! More Florence & Chafetz Assisted Living units opening soon. Campuses in Chelsea, Peabody and Longmeadow www.chelseajewish.org • 617.887.0826

Page 8 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 ~ ADVOCATE MOVIE REVIEW ~ Black Widow’s first solo mission fails to meet objective; rating: D+ By Mitch Ringenberg A ~ FLASHBACK ~ 49th in a series of      common criticism lobbed towards the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is that each of their movies all look, feel and move pretty much the same. When a promising indie director like Taika Waititi (the New Zealand filmmaker who helmed 2017’s “Thor: Ragnarok”) or recent Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao (this year’s upcoming “Eternals”) is scooped up by Disney to direct their latest Avengers-adjacent blockbuster, it’s often diffi - cult to see their thumbprints in the fi nal product. It’s like when Quentin Tarantino directed a couple episodes of “CSI” back in 2005; these directors are there to fi lm one chapter of a larger story and collect a handsome paycheck while they’re at it. 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We Pay Cash For Your director Cate Shortland for imbuing “Black Widow” with a noticeably darker tone than previous MCU outings. Set shortly after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” this prequel focuses on the tortured backstory of Scarlett Johansson’s Russian-superspy-turned-Avenger Natasha Romanoff (codename Black Widow). The film is a spy thriller about survivor’s guilt and the trauma women carry after spending time with abusive, domineering men. At least that’s what “Black Widow” wants to be about. Unfortunately, all that thematic ambition is undermined by graceless, CGIheavy action and lackluster storytelling. This movie desperately wants to capture the grim espionage thrills of “The Bourne Identity,” but it ultimately feels like an inferior imitation. The fi lm begins with an opening credits montage of female child soldiers being brainwashed and trained in lethal combat as a breathy, femalesung cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” plays to let you know that this movie is gritty, by golly. Like the rest of “Black Widow,” the sequence is fi lled with desaturated colors and quick cuts that render the onscreen action almost incomprehensible. Young girls being trained to kill for their country is a pretty heavy concept for a superhero movie made for children, but sadly there aren’t enough ideas at play here to justify such loaded imagery. The story fi nds Natasha forced to reconcile with her estranged family after an attempt is made on her life by a mute assassin named Taskmaster. In an intriguing twist, her family was formed in America during an undercover mission by her parents Alexei (an amusing David Harbour) and Melina (a Rachel Weisz without much to do), yet once Alexei’s cover is blown, the unit is quickly disbanded, and Natasha and her sister Yelena (Florence Pugh, also wasted here) are turned over to a shady government program in Russia. The fi lm is at its strongest when exploring the strained dynamics between this highly dysfunctional family. A stretch in the middle shows both sisters confronting their parents about the falsehoods of their upbringing. To mom and dad, it was an assignment that got a little too personal; to Natasha and Yelena, it was their entire lives. Yet whenever “Black Widow” appears to be fi nding a groove with its characters, it abruptly shifts gears into a noisy action set piece. Character growth is substituted for bloated spectacle at every turn, and a third act that should be an emotional payoff for a family fi nally coming together to defeat the big baddie is instead a noisy mess with a bunch of people running in front of unconvincing greenscreen explosions while atop a crumbling spaceship. Even the smaller action beats fail to satisfy: A hand-to-hand fi ght between Johansson and Pugh in a kitchen is clearly an homage to similar, far superior fi ght scenes from “The Bourne Supremacy” and “Atomic Blonde.” However, any potential impact is sapped out by annoying editing techniques. A single kick or punch will contain so many quick cuts that it’s hard to discern who’s doing what. That’s a massive disappointment considering that when you have a superhero as iconic as Black Widow you best be sure to let her shine. “Black Widow” comes to theaters and Disney+ on July 9. Revere residents named to Dean’s List at UMass Amherst AMHERST - The following Revere residents were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the spring 2021 semester: Melisa Avdic, Kevin Alfred Bardhi, Miranda Nell Cardona, Leila Cesic, David Oleg Conlon, Alondra Esparza, Zachary J. Gentile, Ava Jane Hawkes, Brendan Patrick Hayes, Sonia Yanira Hercules Mancia. Ergi Ismahili, Isabella Mendes Izidoro, Greis Kasofo, Eve Lyn Lescovitz, William Ly, Aladdin Hatim Mohammed, Oluwafemi Olatunbosun, David To Phan, Milton Xavier Rios, Jhonnatan Ismael Rivera, Luana Rodrigues Dos Santos, Michael Joseph Roncevich, Sari Saint-Hilaire, Anas Sbai, Andrew M. Simonton, Wellan Sok, Andrew Tran, Baron Tran, Jimmy Tran, Kevin Trinh, Amelia Rose Viscay and Giana Marie Wilson. Students must have a 3.5 grade point average to qualify for the Dean’s List. Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 Page 9 Cities and towns applaud increase in state climate resilience funding Early heat waves signal need is far greater than available resources C ities and towns involved in the Resilient Mystic Collaborative (RMC) applauded the doubling of annual funds for the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Grant Program to $21 million in the Baker Administration’s FY2022 Capital Plan. In the latest MVP grant round, the Commonwealth received 92 applications requesting a total of $28 million for action grants out of $10 million available. “Chelsea has already suff ered through two debilitating heat waves and a dozen days over 90 F even before July 1st,” said Chelsea’s Housing and Community Development Director, Alex Train. “Our same residents who suff ered disproportionately through COVID are now at risk from heat-related illnesses. We need to upgrade our infrastructure and services for the summer of 2050, not 1950.” “Extreme heat, storms, drought, and fl ooding are no longer a thing of the future. Climate resilience needs to become a core government function, just like schools and roads,” said Mystic River Watershed Association Deputy Director Julie Wormser. “This funding increase is a critical down payment.” Below are details of some of the projects in Greater Boston’s Mystic River Watershed seeking MVP funding this year. “Twelve municipalities depend on the Charles River and Amelia Earhart Dams to prevent catastrophic coastal fl ooding of residential neighborhoods and businesses,” said Cambridge’s Department of Public Works Commissioner, Owen O’Riordan. “It is of critical importance that these dams and portions of our shoreline be elevated to ensure we protect tens of thousands of people and billions in property from harm. We could use every penny in the MVP program over the next decade just to solve this one issue.” “Belle Isle Marsh is by far the largest remaining salt marsh in Boston Harbor providing a crucial buff er for fl ooding to neighboring communities and critical habitat for over 250 bird species, mammals and marine animals, said Friends of Belle Isle Marsh President Mary Mitchell. “Funding for restoration projects and nature-based resiliency projects within the marsh is needed now to best protect against climate change and sea level rise.” “One of Winthrop’s most valuable resources is Ingleside Park, a vast green space enjoyed by the entire Town,” said Winthrop’s Director of Planning and Development, Rachel Kelly. “The Park floods after heavy rains and snowmelt. Winthrop would greatly benefi t from additional MVP funding to mitigate fl ooding with improved drainage and green infrastructure.” The RMC includes 20 of 21 communities (Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Burlington, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Lexington, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Reading, Revere, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Watertown, Winchester, Winthrop and Woburn) and over 98 percent of the population and land base in the Mystic River Watershed. Together, RMC municipalities represent one percent of the state’s land base and 10 percent of its population. The partnership focuses on fresh water and coastal fl ooding and protecting vulnerable residents and workers from extreme weather, including heat. “The Resilient Mystic Collaborative and MVP Program has brought together cities and towns in ways that we could not foresee,” said Reading Senior Civil Engineer Alex Rozycki. “As these communities continue to work together and evaluate shared MVP grant possibilities the scope and breadth of these complex projects quickly expands as well. Regional MVP funding is supporting a revitalized trail system and green stormwater treatment systems to increase storage and water quality in Reading, which provides similar benefi ts to downstream communities. The estimated cost to complete this project alone is over two million dollars.” “Climate change is bringing intense rainfall that overwhelms our aging stormwater systems with increased frequency,” said Melrose Director of Public Works Elena Proakis Ellis. “We are working with 16 other communities to manage local and regional fl ooding through expanded wetlands and other nature-based solutions. With enough small projects combined, we can make a real diff erence in our region. These projects are too costly for communities like Melrose to afford with local funding alone, however. This work is essential to the region and brings other habitat and social benefi ts along the way.” “The industrial district that spans Chelsea and Everett provides thousands of good-paying jobs and billions in annual economic activity,” said Chelsea’s Alex Train. “It was unfortunately also built by fi lling in the Island End River, which is now chronically flooding during heavy storms. 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Page 10 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 ZBA overturns Franklin St. decision in favor of business By Adam Swift T he owners of the Clean Joe/ Board Up Kings building at 7 Franklin St. can rest a little bit easier, as the Zoning Board of Appeals last week overturned a controversial decision by the city’s building inspector. The building has housed the Clean Joe business, which is managed by Josef Koch of JEK Enterprises, since 2018. The business cleans out homes and businesses affected by fires, fl oods and other property damage. JEK Enterprises has been before the ZBA several times this year trying to clear up a ruling by the building inspector stating that the business is illegally operating as a 24/7 business and that it is not a grandfathered use in the Neighborhood Business (NB) zone. Prior to 2018, the building was home for decades to Madison Associates, a small manufacturer and distributor of composite steel. At last week’s ZBA hearing, Attorney Larry Simeone, representing JEK Associates, once again noted that there is nothing in the Revere zoning ordinances that establish just what a 24/7 business is. Several neighbors and city councillors spoke in favor of overturning the building inspector’s ruling, while several other abutters countered that the business creates undue noise and disturbance during nights and weekends. “The evidence that is before [the ZBA] does not support the decision made by the building inspector,” said Simeone. “In fact, there is no evidence for which the building inspector has come forth with to substantiate his decision. The decision he stated was that neither the NB zone nor any assorted grandfathered use of the property supports … the structures or premises being utilized for a 24/7 business operation. [In] a review of the Revere zoning ordinance, as well as all the ordinances in the city of Revere, you will fi nd that no defi - nition of the term 24/7 business or operation is found in the zoning ordinance.” Simeone further stated that there is nothing in the zoning ordinance that deals with the typical hours of operation for a business in the NB district. During the public hearing, several people spoke in favor of JEK Enterprises and Clean Joe’s, including employees, people who used the business and city councillors. “What I see now is a very well-run business,” said Councillor-at-Large George Rotondo. “He provides a service to the community, and he does it respectfully. I’m not sure why this has been litigated endlessly; it’s not a detriment to the community, and he has gone out of his way to help the community.” City Council President Anthony Zambuto noted that he spent a number of years chairing the council’s zoning subcommittee and helped create many of the zoning ordinances on the city books. He said he is bothered that the building inspector was citing conditions that don’t exist anywhere in the zoning ordinances. However, several residents who live near 7 Franklin St. argued that the business is a hardship on the neighborhood. Franklin Street resident John Riccio said there are differences on what kind of business is allowed in a general business zone and what is allowed in the NB zone. “The major diff erence is that the NB zone was made to be harmonious with, and not detrimental, to the neighborhood,” said Riccio. “Clean Joe bought the property under these condiSAVINGS NOW & DOWN THE ROAD! 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Undesignated waterfronts do not receive such services, and may also have hazardous features like murky water, steep slopes, and aquatic plant species, creating a potentially dangerous situation for swimmers. “The legislation fi led today reflects the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to the health and safety of Massachusetts residents and visitors,” said Secretary of Energy and Environmental Aff airs Kathleen Theoharides. “Increasing fi nes is a critical part of our comprehensive strategy to prevent potential tragedies and ensure all visitors to the Commonwealth’s state parks have a safe and enjoyable experience.” “DCR welcomes visitors of all ages and swimming abilities to our waterfronts each summer season, and we ask that each person heed park signs, staff direction, and water safety recommendations,” said DCR Commissioner James Montgomery. “The increase in fi nes for swimming in unsafe waters on DCR property is another example of the Administration’s continued commitment to increasing safety throughout our state park system.” DCR has been coordinating with the Executive Offi ce of Energy and Environmental Aff airs (EEA), the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) and the Massachusetts Environmental Police alarms; there are gates opening; and these are large metal gates,” said Riccio. “All this happens, and it could be in the middle of the night. Madison had nothing like that.” Riccio said he has no problem with the noise during regular daytime hours. ZBA Member Arthur Pelton made a motion to overturn the building inspector’s decision, which was approved by a 4-0 vote. (MEP) to implement new measures to enhance public safety and discourage swimming at undesignated waterfronts. DCR has produced and posted dozens of new swimming safety signs at DCR parks and beaches. These signs will be in multiple languages at select areas such as Houghton’s Pond within the Blue Hills State Reservation in Canton. DCR has also increased outreach for the agency’s Learn to Swim program, which offers free swimming lessons at 12 locations statewide for people of all ages. The DCR recently announced that it has increased lifeguard pay from $17 per hour or $18 per hour for head guards to $20 per hour and $21 per hour. Lifeguards who remain committed for the entire season with the DCR will also receive a $500 bonus at the end of the season. DCR continues to actively recruit individuals to become a lifeguard at its inland and coastal waterfronts, and deep water swimming pools in the Boston Region (including Cambridge and the surrounding towns), the North Region (specifi cally Saugus, Nahant and East Boston), the South Region (specifically Sandwich and Westport) and the Central Region (Metro West to Worcester County). Interested individuals can apply online and are strongly encouraged to call James Esposito at 857- 214-0400 or visit the DCR’s lifeguarding webpage, application information, and lifeguard requirements can be found. Revere residents named to Dean’s List at Quinnipiac University SOUTH BOSTON – EVERETT – QUINCY – SEAPORT *APR=Annual Percentage Rate. APR includes a .25% discount for automatic payments. 1.99% APR is for terms up to 48 months. Monthly payment is $21.69 per $1,000 borrowed. 2.24% APR without automatic payments. Monthly payment without automatic payments is $21.80 per $1,000 borrowed. 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THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 Page 11 NEMCC provides BOH mosquito activity update By Adam Swift I t’s that time of year where we have to pay attention to the risks of mosquito-borne illnesses, such as West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), again. Tuesday night, representatives from the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District (NEMMC) gave the Board of Health an update on mosquito activity in the region and the services NEMMC provides for the health board and residents. “We work under the state umbrella, and everything we do is integrated pest management,” said NEMMC Entomologist Kimberly Foss. “We don’t just go treat and spray: We do mosquito surveillance; we do biological controls … we also do physical controls, such as property maintenance, and we handle resident requests.” In addition, Foss said the NEMMC does a lot of education and outreach and has resources available for the Board of Health and for residents. She said the organization is busy yearround, beginning with freshwater larviciding in the spring. “There are 52 diff erent kinds of mosquitoes in Massachusetts, and each of the mosquitoes has diff erent habitats and different times of the year when it spreads viruses,” said Foss. Some of the major areas that get treated in Revere are salt marshes and catch basins. In urban areas, such as Revere, Foss said, the mosquitoes that breed in catch basins are a risk for carrying and spreading West Nile virus. In addition to its regular regimen of spraying in the city and the other 31 communities it services, the NEMCC will respond to resident and Board of Health requests for spraying and testing. “Tires that breed mosquitoes, puddles, ponds, anything that may breed mosquitoes or any problem that a resident may RevereTV Spotlight H appy 4th of July! The RevereTV staff hopes everyone had a safe and healthy weekend as your celebrations took place. The studio was closed on Monday in observance of the holiday, but has been busy getting some new community programming together. This week, the RTV summer interns have started. Each intern will be taken through the official community member production classes. These classes include learning all the skills pertaining to fi eld shoots, studio shows, and post-production editing. By the end of the summer season, all RTV interns will be well equipped to be able to create their own community program or contribute independently on a broad production set. Stay tuned for more about RevereTV’s four interns! Chef Kelly Armetta finally made his way back to the kitchen studio for the second offi cial episode of “Cooking Made Simple.” On par with his past programs, Armetta demonstrated how to create a multi-course meal. This week’s episode is on theme with the summer season. All recipes were for a backyard barbecue. The dishes include Jerk Chicken, Smoked Potato Salad, Steak with Green Chimichurri, Barramundi Skewers with Bloody Mary Gazpacho, Broccoli Feta Salad, Baked Bean Salad, and Mexican Corn. Armetta shows you how to make all these dishes in an hour and a half episode! You can fi nd “Cooking Made Simple” episode two airing on the RTV Community Channel throughout the week. It can also be viewed at your convenience on YouTube where the recipes are included in the video description. A few community members submitted new episodes of their programs. Sal Khan of “SAL’S SHOW,” is airing his July episode at its usual timeslot which is Thursday at 7pm and Saturday at 5pm. Judie VanKooiman’s program, “Life Issues,” has its July episode airing on Thursday at 6pm and Sunday at 1pm. There is a new episode of “En Positivo” produced by Diana Cardona on RTV airing at 10am on Saturday and 6pm on Tuesday. Pastor Dan from the First Congregational Church in Revere sends a recording of the services from the previous week. This airs every Sunday at 8am, noon, and 6pm. As a reminder, the RevereTV Community Channel is 8 or 1072 for Comcast subscribers, and 3 or 614 for RCN subscribers. All community programming plays on these television channels. Local government meetings have taken a short hiatus through the holiday but are starting again soon. Until then, most meetings replaying on the RevereTV schedule include all of the Ways and Means Budget Hearings, the latest City Council Meetings, and the Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting. RTV Gov is channel 9 on Comcast and 13 or 613 on RCN. have or a Board of Health may have, they can contact us and we’ll go do a service request,” said Foss. The quickest way to get information on spraying and mosquitoes or to make a request is through the NEMCC website at www.nemassmosquito.org. One of the biggest things the NEMCC does is surveillance and testing of potential problem areas. Foss said that surveillance started about four weeks and typically lasts through October. In Revere, adult mosquito surveillance began the week of May 14, and mosquito pools began being sent to the state’s Department of Public Health on June 14. The NEMCC has completed 18 site inspections for spring and early summer larviciding and completed catch basin larviciding on June 26. There were 142 residential and 66 Board of Health requests for adulticide spraying in June. One mosquito pool was sent to the lab and tested negative for West Nile virus and EEE. “We had one resident request for inspection, but we would like to see a little more,” said Foss. “If people are having problems or concerns, they can easily call us or they can go to our website. They can have us check that puddle of water in front of their house, or if their backyard is wet. We check the salt marshes all the time. 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Page 12 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 AG Healey secures nearly $300K for students of online for-profit school Special to Th e Advocate A ttorney General Maura Healey recently announced that a former online for-profi t school will pay nearly $300,000 to settle allegations that it unfairly imposed excessive technology fees on students and failed to make proper disclosures. The assurance of discontinuance, fi led on Wednesday in Suff olk Superior Court against Zovio Inc. (formerly Bridgepoint Education, Inc.), which owned Ashford University LLC, settles claims that the school violated state consumer protection laws and regulations prohibiting unfair or deceptive practices. “This settlement provides much-needed relief to students who were overcharged by this online for-profit school,” said Healey. “Protecting students from unfair and deceptive tactics continues to be a top priority of this offi ce and we will go after for-profi t schools that exploit and deceive students.” Ashford University, which is now closed, off ered associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees online in a variety of subjects. The AG’s Offi ce alleges that the school unfairly imposed a one-time excessive “Technology Services Fee” on all students after six weeks of enrollment and retained the entire fee regardless of how long a student remained enrolled at the school. The AG’s Offi ce also alleges the school failed to disclose material information to prospective students about its programs. Under the terms of this settlement, Zovio will pay a total of $295,120, which will be used to provide payments to certain Ashford University students. The company will also waive remaining institutional debts owed to the school by Massachusetts students who attended between 2011 and 2014. Zovio is required to inform the AG’s Offi ce if it resumes marketing and/or recruitment activities in Massachusetts prior to the enrollment of any Massachusetts student. Addressing fraud and abuse in the for-profi t school and student lending industry has been a top priority for Healey since taking office. The AG’s Office has taken predatory schools to court, changed the practices of student loan servicers, gone after unlawful student loan “debt relief” companies, and helped student borrowers fi nd more aff ordable repayment solutions through Healey’s first-in-thenation Student Loan Assistance Unit. The AG’s Offi ce also houses the State’s Student Loan Ombudsman, who advocates for student borrower rights. Massachusetts students who are looking for help or information should fi le a Student Loan Help Request at www.mass. gov/ago/studentloans or call the AG’s Student Loan Helpline at 1-888-830-6277. ~ GUEST COMMENTARY ~ Horror in Winthrop By Sal Giarratani A s a former police offi cer with 28 years on the job, I have seen America improving over my lifetime, but we seem to be less and less shocked by acts of unexplainable violence which many times have racial components attached. What happened on Saturday, June 26 should have never happened in Winthrop or any other community. I agree with the commentary very much. America in general and Boston, in particular, have had a complicated history when it comes to race. However, while many residential neighborhoods around us still exhibit high levels of segregation, there are other parts of the city of Boston which have grown leaps and bounds and hardly resemble the Boston of 1974 when racial tensions spilled over into the streets over a federal court order that divided up kids in neighborhoods like multicolored jelly beans in a jar. The federal judge in BEACH | FROM Page 1 vaccines in an eff ort to boost Revere’s vaccination numbers. “We’ve found attending events throughout the city is a great this case even stated his job wasn’t to improve the equality and quality of what was being taught in the school system nearly 50 years ago – his job was demographics of who sat next to who in the classroom. As a result, instead of folks holding our elected offi cials accountable, folks turned on each other. Boston residents of all colors and shades saw each group as the other’s enemy when the real architects of racial unrest were never held accountable. As someone who grew up in lower Roxbury/South End in the ’50s and ’60s, we seemed not divided from each other. Most of us were working-class families struggling along, trying to raise families and trying to make the futures of their children better than theirs. As a child of that era, I had all kinds of friends and their color was secondary. The bind that held us together wasn't race but geography. I believe the problem with violence today is that too many in society, in government and especialway to make getting the vaccine convenient for our residents,” said Revere’s Director of Public Health, Lauren Buck. “We hope to inform residents of the safety of the vaccine and commemly in the news media have been very successful with the politics of division. I certainly believe that what just happened in Winthrop when victims were most likely selected by skin color does not defi ne us from each other. We may never truly know what happened that day or why someone would do the things that were done by the culprit. Suff olk D.A. Rachel Rollins stated that the killer had hate in his heart. I believe the shooter had no heart but that hate seemingly must have been housed in his mind. We need to stop dividing and start uniting. Society is all of us together. Race, however, remembers a festering sore for all of us. We need to address the current climate in this country and start working one by one in improving life for all. We can’t wait for the government to act and we must trust ourselves. We can’t live in fear and call ourselves a free people. We are not as bad as many say but we are not as good as we need to be. That work continues. orate Revere Beach.” As of July 2, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 59% of Revere residents fully vaccinated and 67% with their fi rst dose. Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma Top Smartphones for Tech-Shy Seniors Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good smartphones for older seniors? I would like to get my 78-year-old mother to upgrade to a smartphone but want something that’s easy for her to see and use. Shopping Around Dear Shopping, There are actually several smartphones I can recommend that will provide your mother a simpler, less intimidating smartphone experience. Here are my top three options. Apple iPhones: Because of the quality and functionality of Apple products, an iPhone is a great choice for seniors who are inexperienced with technology. But, to make it easier for you mom to use, you’ll need to set it up and customize it to meet her needs and preferences. To set-up your mom’s iPhone and make it senior-friendly, start by cleaning-up/decluttering the home screen, which you can do by deleting the apps your mom won’t use and hiding the apps she’ll rarely use in labeled folders or the App Library. The fewer options the better! You’ll also want to set up a small number of contacts (with photos) to family and friends that your mom frequently communicates with and install some apps she would enjoy using. Finally, iPhones have a wide variety of built-in accessibility features you can turn on depending on your mom’s needs. These features, which you access through the phone’s settings, can help users that have diminished vision, hearing impairment, hand dexterity problems or cognitive loss. Some popular accessibility features among older iPhone users include larger text and icon display, zoom (screen magnifi cation), magnifi er (turns iPhone into a magnifying glass), increased volume and alerts, voice control, fi nd my iPhone, and emergency SOS and medical ID set up. But there are dozens of other tweaks you can make to enhance your mom’s experience with her iPhone. For a rundown of the diff erent accessibility features and instructions on how to set them up, see Apple. com/accessibility. If you’re interested in this option, the iPhone 12 (5G, 6.1-inch display screen, $800) or iPhone 12 mini (5G, 5.4-inch screen, $700) are excellent choices. Or, for a more budgetfriendly phone consider the iPhone SE (4.7-inch screen, $400) that came out in 2020. Samsung Galaxy: If you’re an android phone user and would like to get your mom a phone that you’re familiar with, you should consider a Samsung. All Samsung phones off er an “Easy Mode” feature in their settings that boosts the text and icon size, and simplifi es the home-screen layout and contacts, which makes these phones a nice option for seniors or tech-newbies. These phones also have a variety of accessibility features -see Samsung.com/us/accessibility/galaxy-mobile for instructions – that can accommodate your mom’s needs. The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (6.2inch screen, $800) or more moderately priced Galaxy A71 5G (6.7inch screen, $600) are good choices to consider here. Lively Smart: Another less expensive option to consider is to purchase your mom a smartphone that’s specifically designed for seniors. The best one available is the new Lively Smart off ered by Best Buy. This phone has a 6.2-inch screen, large text and a simple list-based menu that provides one-touch access to frequently used features like video chat, camera, email and more. It also off ers a nice variety of optional health and safety features you can add on like:\ • Urgent Response, which is a mobile medical alert service that would connect your mom to a Lively agent in emergency situations, 24/7, who would confi rm her location and get her the help she needs. • Urgent Care, which would let your mom to speak to a registered nurse or board-certifi ed doctor anytime. • Lively Link, which is an app that sends alerts to family and friends if your mom calls urgent response. • Personal Operator Service, who can assist your mom with tasks like helping fi nd addresses, setting up appointments booking Lively Rides through a partnership with Lyft and much more. The Lively Smart is available online at Lively.com or at Best Buy stores for $150. 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.

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 Page 13 Public health officials confirm season’s first West Nile mosquito sample T he state Department of Public Health (DPH) recently announced that West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the fi rst time this year. The presence of WNV was confi rmed today by the state Public Health Laboratory in a mosquito sample collected on June 29 in Medford. No human or animal cases of WNV or Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been detected so far this year. There is no elevated risk level or risk-level change associated with this fi nding. “The first WNV infected mosquito of the season is always a signal that it is time to start taking steps to avoid mosquito bites,” said DPH Acting Commissioner Margret Cooke. “WNV is part of summer in Massachusetts and as we head into this long holiday weekend, it is important to remember that while WNV can cause serious illness, there are simple things that you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.” WNV is usually transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. There were 8 human cases of WNV in 2020. In 2018, there were 49 human cases of WNV infection acquired in Massachusetts - the greatest number of cases the Commonwealth has ever had in a single year. While WNV can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for severe disease. Most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms. When present, WNV symptoms tend to include fever and flu-like illness. In rare cases, more severe illness can occur. “These simple actions can help protect you from mosquito bites and the diseases they can cause,” said state Epidemiologist Dr. Catherine Brown. “The tools for prevention include using a mosquito repellent with an EPA-registered ingredient according to the directions on the label, wearing clothing to reduce exposed skin when weather permits, draining standing water to prevent mosquito breeding, and repairing window screens to keep mosquitoes out of your home.” Additional information, including all WNV and EEE positive results, can be found on the Arbovirus Surveillance Information web page at Mosquito-borne Diseases | Mass.gov, which is updated daily, or by calling the DPH Division of Epidemiology at 617-983-6800. To Avoid Mosquito Bites • Apply Insect Repellent When Outdoors. Use a repellent with an EPA-registered ingredient (DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] or IR3535) according to the product label instructions. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30 percent or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age. • Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours. The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning in areas of high risk. • Wear Appropriate Clothing to Help Reduce Mosquito Bites. Wearing long sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin. Mosquito-Proof Your Home • Drain Standing Water. Mosquitoes lay eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or discarding items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty unused fl owerpots and wading pools and change the water in birdbaths frequently. • Install or Repair Screens. Keep mosquitoes outside by having tightly-fi tting screens on all windows and doors. Protect Your Animals Animal owners should reduce potential mosquito breeding sites on their property by eliminating standing water from containers such as buckets, tires, and wading pools – especially after heavy rains. Water troughs provide excellent mosquito breeding habitats and should be fl ushed out at least once a week during the summer months to reduce mosquitoes near paddock areas. Horse owners should keep horses in indoor stalls at night to reduce their risk of exposure to mosquitoes. Owners should also speak with their veterinarian about mosquito repellents approved for use in animals and vaccinations to prevent WNV and EEE. If an animal is suspected of having WNV or EEE, owners are required to report this to the Department of Agricultural Resources, Division of Animal Health by calling 617626-1795 and to the DPH by calling 617-983-6800.

Page 14 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 If you have any questions about this week’s report, e-mail us at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com or call us at (617) 720-1562. THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives and senators from the week of June 28-July 2. OVERRIDE BAKER’S VETO OF PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENT FOR SOLDIERS’ HOME (S 2439) House 130-30, Senate 37-3, overrode Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of a section of the bill authorizing $400 million to fund the construction of a new Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke. The section requires the home be built under a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) that ensures that union labor will be used to build the facility by mandating a pre-bid, pre-hire collective bargaining agreement for the construction. “This [PLA] requirement threatens the viability of this project by limiting fair competition and disproportionately reducing opportunities for minority, women and veteran-owned businesses,” wrote Gov. Charlie Baker in his veto message. “It will also raise the overall costs of this project precipitously and may result in a labor shortage, putting the project and project timeline in jeopardy.” “PLAs create barriers to entry that eliminate the equality of opportunity that is central to the commonwealth’s public construction process,” continued Baker. “While PLAs do not technically prohibit nonunion contractors from bidding on a project, PLA terms make it cost prohibitive and impractical for any non-union member to participate.” “I voted to uphold the project labor agreement provision…because it establishes practical standards for fair pay and workplace safety,” said Senate Marc Pacheco (D-Taunton). “In addition, the language … includes key safeguards designed to ensure inclusion and equity amongst project contractors. Construction initiatives throughout the commonwealth have successfully implemented project labor agreements in recent years and I am pleased the hardworking employees tasked with building this new facility will be able to rely on reasonable workplace conditions.” “Gov. Baker recognizes the risk that the project-labor agreement could bring to the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home project,” said Sen. Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton) who opposed the PLA provision. “Not only will it exclude the opportunity for women and minority owned businesses to bid on components of the project, but the PLA could also signal unforeseen budget expenditures that drive the cost over budget. These risks will threaten the commonwealth’s ability to secure VA funding that is needed to match the commonwealth’s fi nancial commitment in this bill.” “This [PLA] language and resulting agreement will ensure that hard-earned, taxpayer dollars are spent effi ciently to build a new soldiers’ home that is on time, on budget and worthy of the veterans it will serve,” said Sen. Paul Feeney (DFoxborough) the Senate sponsor of the language. “The language … commits to recruiting and hiring a workforce that is diverse, local, safe, well-trained and highly skilled. Despite the governor’s vocal opposition, the Senate took steps by overriding his veto, to assist women, minority and veteran owned businesses in creating jobs and opportunities now and in the future, as well as expanded opportunities for many local working-class people in the construction trades.” In an unusual occurrence, SenGroundskeeper/Custodian/Laborer Job Summary Hiring (1) Full -Time employee to join the Revere Housing Authority team as Groundskeeper / Custodian/Laborer. Work involves the performance of routine duties                                     repairs and painting repairs. He/she will be required to lift and carry heavy objects, to work outdoors in all types of adverse weather conditions. 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Performs all other related duties that may be assigned.  7. High school graduate with at least one-year of full time, or equivalent part-time experience in building custodial and grounds keeping. Possess a valid Massachusetts class D driver’s license. Starting hourly rate is $29.90/ hr. based on experience; 40 hours per week, excellent  Please submit resume to Dean Harris, Director of Maintenance & Modernization, 70 Cooledge Street Revere, MA 02151 or email to dharris@revereha.com. Accepting             July 2, 9, 2021 er’s veto and favors the PLA provision. A “No” vote is for sustaining the governor’s veto and against the PLA provision.) Rep. Jessica Giannino Ye s Sen. Joseph Boncore with the resources they need to invest in critical infrastructure projects,” said Senator Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth). “Investing in our roads, sidewalks and bridges is an investment in the longevity and safety of our communities.” “It is good news that the…bill jumped another hurdle on Beacon Hill and is moving ahead,” said Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) Executive Director Geoff Beckwith. “The construction season is getting shorter with each passing day, and there is a huge need to enact the bill now. Communities depend on these funds for critical road repair projects. We are also asking that the state add to this $200 million … bill by using some of this year’s large budget surplus to put even more funding on the street, as it has done in past years. MMA estimates that the annual cost of getting and maintaining 30,000 miles of municipal roads into a state of good repair is approximately $600 million, and communities don’t have the resources to get there themselves. While passing the…bill is an important step, going beyond $200 million is essential.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Sen. Joseph Boncore Ye s HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S Ye s $200 MILLION FOR LOCAL ROADS AND BRIDGES (S 2486) Senate 39-0, approved a bill that includes authorizing $200 million in one-time funding for the maintenance and repair of local roads and bridges in cities and towns across the state. The package is a bond bill under which the funding would be borrowed by the state through the sale of bonds. The House has already approved a diff erent version of the proposal and a House-Senate conference committee will likely work out a compromise. “Safe roads, reliable bridges and modernized transit infrastructure made possible through this bill exemplifi es the Senate’s approach to public transportation,” said Senate Transportation Committee Chair Joe Boncore (D-Winthrop). “The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have made the need for this funding more urgent. These investments will provide critical funding for shovel-ready transportation projects in our cities and towns, create jobs and support local and regional economies.” “The measure we passed today will provide our cities and towns SESSION? Beacon Hill Roll Call tracks the length of time that the House and Senate were in session each week. Many legislators say that legislative sessions are only one aspect of the Legislature’s job and that a lot of important work is done outside of the House and Senate chambers. They note that their jobs also involve committee work, research, constituent work and other matters that are important to their districts. Critics say that the Legislature does not meet regularly or long enough to debate and vote in public view on the thousands of pieces of legislation that have been fi led. They note that the infrequency and brief length of sessions are misguided and lead to irresponsible late-night sessions and a mad rush to act on dozens of bills in the days immediately preceding the end of an annual session. During the week of June 28-July 2, the House met for a total of four hours and 24 minutes while the Senate met for a total of two hours and 45 minutes Mon. June 28 House 11:02 a.m. to 12:14 p.m. Senate 11:14 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Tues. June 29 No House session No Senate session Wed. June 30 House 11:04 a.m. to 2:13 p.m. No Senate session Thurs. July 1 House 11:03 a.m. to 11:06 a.m. Senate 11:17 a.m. to 12:56 p.m. Fri. July 2 No House session No Senate session Bob Katzen welcomes feedback at bob@beaconhillrollcall.com

THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 Page 15 1. On July 9, 1932, King C. Gillette died, who invented the safety razor with disposable blades and founded a company in what city? 2. Is wasabi grown outside Japan? 3. What were kayaks originally made of? 4. According to the “Guinness Book of World Records,” the hottest weather ever recorded on earth (134°) was on July 10, 1913, where? 5. Who was the only U.S. president to pay all the national debt (in 1835)? 6. What is a mud pot? 7. On July 11, 1977, who was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom? 8. What do bull, hammerhead and nurse have in common? 9. What does JPEG stand for? 10. In what year were women first allowed to participate in Olympic swimming: 1895, 1912 or 1921? 11. July 12 is International Town Crier Day; what New England beach town has had a town crier since the Answers mid-1800’s? 12. Charles Babbage has been called the “Father” of what? 13. What food has the highest water content – 96% (a member of the gourd family)? 14. On July 13, 1923, the “Hollywoodland” sign (later revised to “Hollywood”) was dedicated; what did it advertise? 15. The fi rst-known recipe for what campfire snack was in a 1927 Girl Scout handbook? 16. By weight, what is the most-consumed melon in the country? 17. On July 14, 2013, the last telegram was sent – in what country that is the second-most populous country? 18. Revere Beach, America’s first public beach, was founded in what year: 1896, 1922 or 1931? 19. The country’s oldest church bells are in what church in Boston? 20. On July 15, 1879, a patent was issued to two men from Worcester, Mass., for the fi rst American “dobby,” which is what? Northeast Metro Tech thanks community leaders for supporting school building project WAKEFIELD – Superintendent David DiBarri of Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School (Northeast Metro Tech) wishes to thank community leaders who are requesting the state use federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to help pay for a new school building. Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo, Malden Mayor Gary Christenson and Chelsea City Manager Thomas Ambrosino are requesting support for the funding for a new state-ofthe-art building. Gateway City Mayors Shaunna O’Connell of Taunton and Paul Coogan of Fall River are seeking similar spending for the new Bristol Plymouth Regional Technical School in Taunton and WATER | FROM Page 1 conclusions from results for individual years, preferring to rely on multiyear averages. In 2020, the overall water quality safety rating for Boston Harbor’s regional beaches managed by the state Department of Conservation & Recreation was 93 percent, which was an improvement over the prior year, which had a score of 89 percent. Five beaches had perfect scores of 100 percent in 2020: Carson Beach, City Point and Pleasure Bay in South Boston and Revere Beach and Winthrop Beach. Eight other area beaches earned ratings ranging from 85 percent to 98 percent. Water quality continued to lag at Tenean Beach in Dorchester, which scored 79 percent, and at King’s Beach in Lynn and Swampscott, which scored just 70 percent in 2020. “While we are delighted with the progress that we have made on most of the region’s public beaches, we are disappointed to report that Tenean Beach in Dorchester and King’s Beach in Lynn and Swampscott were still unsafe for swimming more than one out of every fi ve days in 2020,” said Save the Harbor/ for Greater Fall River Vocational Technical High School in Fall River. These fi ve Gateway City leaders are asking state leaders to commit $300 million of the Commonwealth’s expected $5.3 billion from the American Rescue Act funds. Northeast Metro Tech is planning a new state-of-the-art facility that will allow the District to expand from 1,270 students to about 1,600, drastically reducing the District’s student wait list. The building project is estimated to cost $317.5 million. The grant award from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) is estimated to be only $140 million, resulting in a cost to Northeast Metro Tech’s member communiSave the Bay’s Executive Director, Chris Mancini. “We are particularly concerned about the situation at King’s Beach, where fi lthy, bacteria laden discharges from both Lynn and Swampscott at Stacey Brook continue to threaten public health.” He added, “Our kids and families deserve better. We are calling on the Lynn Water and Sewer Commission and the Swampscott Water and Sewer Department to work together with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, state and federal regulators, and the community to Save King’s Beach, which is a critical recreational asset to Lynn’s kids and families. This is an environmental justice issue in a diverse, dense city where healthy green and blue spaces are at a premium.” Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is also concerned about the accuracy of the beach flagging and posting protocols, where bacteria testing triggers swimming advisories. According to Save the Harbor’s Spokesperson, Bruce Berman, one problem is that postings are always a day late because beach managers must wait up to 36 hours to obtain test results. Beach water quality might have already ties of $177 million. The MSBA is reviewing the proposal and will vote on the fi nal disbursement in August. Northeast Metro Tech’s 12 sending communities will be responsible for the balance of the costs. Tax impact information for all 12 communities will be available this summer. DiBarri and fellow superintendents are asking the MSBA to increase its anticipated grant awards to refl ect actual costs of these worthy construction projects. “Urban students should have the same access to receive relevant and rigorous instruction in Career Technical Education, in safe and state-ofthe-art facilities, as students in suburban districts,” DiBarri said. changed significantly during this period, so the prior day’s tests often do not refl ect current conditions. Moreover, in 2019, DPH made additional changes to the beach posting and fl agging protocols, which has resulted in additional days where beaches are unnecessarily posted with swimming advisories when they are in fact safe for swimming. “While Save the Harbor recognizes the importance of protecting public health, the current system is often inaccurate and sometimes overly restrictive,” said Berman. “Over the coming months we plan to work with consultant Kelly Coughlin of Stony Brook Partners, and with the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, MADEP, USEPA and MADPH to develop new rainfall thresholds and protocols to improve fl agging and posting accuracy.” In the meantime, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay urges beachgoers to rely on common sense when swimming after summer storms and to use the multiyear average safety ratings to help decide when and where it is safe to swim. 1. Boston, Mass. 2. Rarely, due to its ideal growing conditions restricting wide cultivation 3. A framework of whalebone or driftwood covered with skins caulked with whale fat 4. Death Valley, California 5. Andrew Jackson 6. A hot spring with mud and venting gases 7. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 8. They are types of sharks. 9. Joint Photographic Expert Group 10. 1912 (The Olympics fi rst included swimming in 1908.) 11. Provincetown 12. The computer 13. Cucumbers 14. A housing development in the hills near Hollywood 15. S’mores 16. Watermelon 17. India 18. 1896 19. Old North Church 20. A loom attachment used for creating small geometric patterns

Page 16 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021 OBITUARIES Joan U. (Ferullo) Buccini F amily & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, July 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funeral, 773 Broadway (Rt. 107) REVERE for Joan U. (Ferullo) Buccini, who died unexpectedly on Sunday, June 27th, she just celebrated her 86th birthday on June 22nd. A Funeral will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday, July 2nd 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 Puritan Lawn Memorial                           Park, Peabody. Joan was born & raised in Boston. She attended Boston Public Schools and was an alumna of Roslindale High School. She met & married her husband Hugo M. “Mike” Buccini and the couple settled in Revere. They raised their children in Revere where Joan was a proud mother & homemaker. She and her husband shared 55 years of marriage until his death on February 25, 2009. Joan continued to live a life surrounded by her loving family & her group of friends. She enjoyed going places and always loved getting dressed up for any occasion. She later became a great grandmother & loved being with her 2 great grandsons. Her family was paramount; she enjoyed being with her siblings & sharing & making new memories. She is the beloved wife of 55 years to the late Hugo M. “Mike” Buccini. Loving mother of Christina M. Alma & husband Edwin of Saugus & Wayne R. Buccini of Revere. Cherished grandmother of Michelle A. SKATING CENTER www.Roller-World.com 781-231-1111 HELP WANTED Skate Guards • Snack Bar    Adults Prefered - Hours Can Be Arranged Open 7 Days Per Week Call Jerry at 617-620-9201 or Michelle at 781-233-9507 Located at 425R Broadway (Route 1 South), Saugus MBTA Bus Route 429 F amily & friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Wednesday, June 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE, Vita A. Radway AKA Vita A. Marotta, formerly of Revere, who passed away in Lynnfield, on June 25th, following a lengthy illness. She was 93 years of age. Her Funeral Service will be conducted in the funeral home at 12:15 p.m. & immediately followed with interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. BUYER1 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS SELLER1 BUYER2 Desimone, Christopher Ospina, Elizabeth Courtemanche, Tracy L Gonzalez, Juan D Cas llo, Kevin P Corliss, Laura A Pa no, Ever B Desimone, Trevor J JAM 5 Proper es LLC Vasquez, Rivera C Bensellam, Rachid Springer, Paul H 2010-3 Sfr Vent REO LLC Medjahed, Mohamed Medjahed, Ra ba Houdna, Hasna SELLER2 Desimone, Michael J 97 Crystal Ave 115 Walnut Ave Parmenter&Brown LT Brown, Priscilla D 102 Main St #2 Hotchkiss, Malcolm Hotchkiss, Anne Tarek, Hakima Echchetouani, Hassan 86 Jones St 36 Reservoir Ave 133 Savage St #A ADDRESS DATE PRICE Revere 18.06.2021 $ 260 000,00 18.06.2021 $ 660 000,00 18.06.2021 $ 599 000,00 17.06.2021 $ 890 000,00 92-R Arcadia St #A 16.06.2021 $ 490 000,00 11.06.2021 $ 525 000,00 07.06.2021 $ 520 000,00 Swanson & her husband Christopher of Saugus & Jenny M. Lawless & her fi ancé Lian Lemmo of Manchester, NH. Adored great-grandmother of Brandon T. & Grayson M. Swanson. Dear sister of Geraldine Remondi & husband Emelio of Hyde Park, Michael J. Ferullo & wife Shelley of Plymouth& the late Sabino Ferullo, Jr. She was the devoted daughter of the late Former Lt. Heavyweight boxer Sabino Ferullo “Sammy Fuller” & Jenny (Raff aele) Ferullo. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to The Boston Bulldogs Running Club, P.O. Box 470558 Brookline, MA 02447-0558. Vita A. Radway AKA Vita A. Marotta Vita was born in Revere and is the daughter of the late Leonard and Catherine (Darone) Radway. She was second oldest of 5 children. Vita was a long-time resident of Lynnfi eld; she shared her home with her brother Arnold and her nieces and nephew. Vita and Arnold raised their 6 great-nieces and nephew after a tragic accident claimed the life of their mother and their niece, Cynthia Flint. Vita very much enjoyed having all of her family around her and treated everyone she knew as family. Following the family tradition, she always cooked Sunday dinners, and everyone looked forward to her famous meatballs. To everyone that knew and loved her, she was known as ‘Aunty’, a loving and caring woman who truly enjoyed helping others. During the early parts of her life, she enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, a place where she would visit often and form life-long friendships. Vita worked most her life at the Department of Employment & Training in Boston, a career that spanned 20 years. She lived in Revere during the early years of her life when her parents came from Italy. The family later moved to Lynnfi eld in 1945. She is the wife of the late William A. Marotta. Devoted sister to Arnold P. Radway of Lynnfi eld & the late Anthony G. “Tony” Radway, Vivian “Millie” Radway-Flint & Phyllis LeTourneau. Dear daughter of the late Leonard & Catherine (Darone) Radway. Cherished grandaunt & surrogate mother to Jennifer Connell, Rian Connell, Sharane Connell-Anderson & Brian Anderson, all of Lynnfi eld. Loving grandaunt to Christina Passanisi of Saugus, Danielle Passanisi & Bianca Passanisi, both of Lynnfield. Also lovingly survived by her great grandnieces & nephews, Hunter & Poppy, both of Lynnfi eld, Angelo, Briella & Janessa-May, all of Saugus. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923.

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